Photo and post courtesy of Laurie, our Maine Campcierge™
As this school year comes to an end and camp is about to begin – amongst the craziness of camp trunk packing, end-of-year celebrations, recitals and sports playoff games, and so much more … I’m taking a minute to reflect. I’m thinking about the choices I’ve made throughout the year and those that my friends and fellow parents have talked about when it comes to our kids.
- When to make a special request for a certain teacher or advocate to be on a certain team, and when to let it go
- When/if to intervene in kids’ relationships and when to give best counsel and let them handle things themselves
- How were their after-school activity schedules? What tweaks should be made for next year?
- What is the “right” age/time for a cell phone, certain movies, and hanging out without parents?
- Were my kids fed decently at dinnertime? Did they read enough? Did they sleep enough? Did they grow physically, mentally, and emotionally?
- Could I have yelled less? Could my kids have helped out a little more?
And so much more.
With so many decisions to make for the kids throughout each year, I am truly happy to have made the choice of summer camp in Maine. With confidence (and gratitude), I am preparing once again to send my daughter to camp where I know I know she will unplug, have fun, be with camp friends, get to waterski, explore nature, develop more independence, and emerge both a little tired but mostly refreshed and ready to take on another school year. Back home this summer, I will look forward to receiving letters and hearing about camp from her (while NOT packing lunchboxes, driving carpools or nagging her to help clean up). #Ten4Two
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 Campcierge™ 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.