By Laurie, the Campcierge™
I can’t believe summer camp 2018 has come and gone, but it leaves behind so much goodness in its wake. As our campers came home (and took super, super long showers), I reflected on how it all went down and I think this was the best summer yet.
New friendships were forged and existing friendships deepened as they do when kids return to the same camp year after year. It’s wonderful that campers get to grow together making new memories and fondly reminiscing about their collective past.
Campers acquired new skills and experiences, and they got to enjoy even more of Maine. I was happy to hear that my older daughter signed up for and enjoyed a hiking and camping trip (and she especially liked the S’mores). She also loved her extended camp trip to Boston. My younger one worked on water skiing, which she’d been hesitant to do more of in her earlier years, and made it past the boom to ski with the rope. They also built on some of their favorite activities like sailing, horseback riding, ceramics, and dance.
It’s almost surreal that the kids are home and I’m done trying to zoom in on camp pics posted as I think I see some strands of my daughters’ hair behind another camper – just to get a glimpse. Now they’re mine again – returned safe and even taller, tanner and better than before.
As I think about the camp pictures I saw throughout the summer of my own kids and others, I’m amazed to see everything they did in seven short weeks. Stand up paddle boarding on their beautiful camp lake, sailing, gymnastics, dance, arts and crafts, horseback riding, lacrosse, tennis, golf, soccer, gaga, and such fun camp traditions like carnivals, color war, dance shows, intercamp sports competitions, and of course … lots of fun and funny dress up.
My kids arrived back – as “camp sick” as ever. At least I had a few comforts to assuage them including their clean rooms, food, air conditioning, and their dog. (Though I’m not sure any of these stack up.)
Like many campers’ parents, I’m feeling happy and lucky for my kids to have had all these amazing opportunities and experiences at their Maine camp.
Wishing everyone in the Maine Camp Experience community a great last few weeks of summer – with family, at the beach, staring fall sports, and heading back to school. I know that this summer’s camp memories will last a lifetime – and at least it’s just another 300-ish days till the campers get to return to their summer camp home away from home and do it all again!
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.