When we’re happy and want to share good news, when we’re going through tough times and want some support, when it’s the holidays and we want to gather, or even just in regular everyday life, having a community is so important. When your children attend camp in Maine, they become part of that camp’s community and will forever have the connections, love, and support from their fellow campers, counselors, and camp directors.
Maine campers feel connected to their camp family while at camp each summer and throughout the fall, winter, and spring when they can keep in touch through reunions, get togethers, FaceTime calls, camp newsletters, and more, and look forward to being together again.
Feeling fellowship with others is so important as we’ve navigated these pandemic times – whether we’ve gathered physically close together, six feet apart, or even just via virtual connection – it’s wonderful to know that you always have a friend and someone who cares.
When your children go to camp in Maine, they are a part of their individual camp’s community and also a part of the larger Maine Camps network. They may know kids at other Maine Camps through intercamps, trips, and even traveling to and from their Maine Camps each summer. Or, even if they’ve never actually met before, when they do, they have shared experiences of camp summers in Maine and bond over common experiences.
And, campers are not just connected to the current camp population, but also generations of campers and counselors who have come before or who will come after. There’s a common bond – shared interests, values, songs, and experiences.
In a community, we’re part of something greater than ourselves. Being in a community helps people feel safe and secure. From each other, campers feel inspired, and supported to grow. In a community, campers learn things about themselves, others, and the world around them. They grow more confident and independent, while also learning to help others.
We wish our Maine Camps community happy, healthy holidays and we can’t wait to welcome everyone back for summer 2022. And, if you or someone you know is interested in a first-time camper summer in Maine, now’s the time to research and enroll!
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.