Amazon Prime Day is today, and across the country people are getting their holiday shopping done early this year. And while you can’t order Maine camp on Amazon, or have it delivered to your front door, we think the gift of camp is one of the best gifts a parent or grandparent can give.
A summer at Maine camp might not be a conventional holiday present, but we at MCE think that camp is the best— and longest-lasting— gift a parent or grandparent could give to their children. Camp teaches our kids to be independent, resilient, confident, adventurous, and of course, gives them a summer of fun in one of the most beautiful spots in the country. At camp, your child or grandchild will learn SO many new things— from crafts, to water skiing, to new sports or even trying a new hike. Camp is truly the gift that keeps on giving!
Beyond that, camp provides an opportunity to make life-long friends and memories. MCE blogger Emma says, “I will hold onto my memories of camp for my whole life, and camp is certainly a gift I plan to pass on to my kids. And, most importantly, the bonds I have with my camp friends are friendships I will cherish for my whole life. What better gift is there?”
If you want to give the gift of camp and also want to give something tangible this holiday season, we encourage you to give your kids or grandkids something to represent camp— the perfect way to get campers excited for the summer ahead. You may already know that we love to do our camp shopping at Amerasport and The Camp Spot. Whether it’s a Crazy Creek chair, a camp pillow, a camp hoodie, fun stationery, fun pajamas, or anything camp related, gifts that remind us of camp can be the perfect idea for your camper this year.
While it may feel crazy to be holiday shopping in October, we at MCE know how the fall can fly by (just like the summer!). So, as you prepare for the magic of the holiday season, consider giving your child the gift of camp. It truly is a gift that lasts forever.
Maine Camp Experience Resources & Tools
Looking for the perfect Maine camp for your child? Try out our helpful tool where you can select a camp by choosing: type of camp (girls, boys or coed) and session length (1-8 weeks). It helps to narrow down a few camps to a manageable list that includes rates. Then you can research these camps in more depth.
Next, be sure to contact our Maine Camp Guide, Laurie to discuss these camps as well as for free, year-round advice and assistance on choosing a great Maine summer camp for your child.
Talk to Laurie, our Maine Campcierge™, about choosing the right camp for your child and what to do in Maine.