The holidays are here once again, with Yuletide celebrations just around the corner. Of course, the most important part of the holiday season is spending time with family and loved ones – but one way we show our love is by giving great gifts to those we care about. This holiday season consider giving your child or grandchild a gift that they will remember for a lifetime . . . the gift of attending summer camp in Maine!
There is so much to a summer spent in Maine that makes camp the perfect holiday gift. The gift of time at a Maine Camp Experience (MCE) camp is a gift of friendship, as so many MCE campers make lifelong friendships during their summers in Maine. It is the gift independence and confidence, as kids learn to thrive away from home (and away from Mom and Dad). Camp offers the opportunity to try new things and discover new passions, and to build new skills that bring great confidence. Camp in Maine is a gift of nature, as kids explore the many natural wonders surrounding MCE camps, and the gift of presence as kids learn to live without access to cell phones or social media.
Of course, you can’t fit an amazing camp experience into a box – but there are many ways to “wrap up” this incredible present. Consider giving your future camper an MCE Camp “starter pack.” You can include a camp T-shirt and other apparel – if your camp offers personalized apparel, this can be a great way to get a child excited about their specific camp journey. You can provide fun board games and bunk games, a Crazy Creek chair or headlamp, or stationery to write home on. Giving the gift of camp also gives you a great opportunity to use the holiday season to get your kids excited for the summer ahead – if you’re a camp alumnus you can teach your child camp songs, or tell them your own camp stories to get them fully prepared (and pumped) to be a Maine camper!
While summer may seem a long way away, many MCE camps fill early, especially in certain age groups. Now is the perfect time to enroll your child to ensure there’s still space for them in the coming summer. And as always, if you need help choosing the right MCE camp for your child, our Campcierge™ can provide free, expert guidance.
We hope everyone has a happy holiday season celebrating family, love, and the moments that matter most – after all, that’s what camp is all about!
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.