Being Our Best Selves: Reflecting with Maine Camps
September 29, 2020, by MCE Blog Team
Being Our Best Selves: Reflecting with Maine Camps
September 29, 2020, by MCE Blog Team

At Maine Camp Experience, the fall season always has us doing two things: missing camp, of course, and at the same time, getting excited for a fresh start with a new school year. As some of our MCE families celebrate Yom Kippur, a time in the Jewish religion dedicated to reflection, we are reminded of new beginnings, and becoming the best versions of ourselves.

This past year we’ve had difficult times as a community with illness and uncertainty. Now, we as campers at heart, are reminded that we should always take the positive route. We pause and think about the value we can give by helping others and helping to make the world a better place.

Each summer at camp, we watch as our campers develop their best selves— in so many different ways. So, as we reflect on this past year and begin the new one, we want to remind our campers how they can bring that attitude into their lives outside of camp!

Being your best self can mean so many different things to different people. But at the root of it, being your best self often centers around being a helpful, positive member of your community— something we see our campers do each summer in Maine!

Community can mean so many different things. At camp, your community might be your cabin, your Color War team, your age group, or the camp as a whole. At home, community might revolve around your family, your school, or your town.

There are many ways to bring positivity to your community. From giving your parents a hand at home— whether it’s offering to take in the groceries, or making your bed each day (just like we do at camp!)— to helping out a new student who might be struggling at school, to keeping your community clean by throwing away your trash, recycling, or donating your unused items, there are countless ways to be a helpful hand.

We know that many of our campers are missing camp right now, whether your one month out, or even years down the road. So, we urge our MCE family to take this time to reflect on the great times you had at camp, and how you bring your best self to Maine each summer. Remind yourself that even when you miss camp, you can bring your camp self into the school year, by being a good member of your community!

Maine Camp Experience Resources & Tools

You can share your own Maine camps memories & expressions of gratitude on our Memories of Camp section of our website.

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.

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