The holidays are coming soon with Hanukkah beginning Thanksgiving weekend! The early timing, plus anticipated shipping delays and supply issues which could last through Christmas, may have parents and grandparents scratching their heads about holiday gifts for the kids. We at Maine Camp Experience think there’s no greater, more long-lasting gift than the gift of summer camp!
Camp is a retreat where children come each summer to enjoy natural beauty, have fun, learn new skills, make incredible friends, take great trips, and much more. Campers can decompress from schoolwork, social media, and hectic commitments and carpools. Spending time at camp has been particularly advantageous during these pandemic times. Maine Camps’ strong Covid mitigation protocols have enabled kids to take in the fresh Maine air as they run and play with friends inside the “camp bubble.” Maine campers ditch their phones and electronic devices, and become engaged in the camp community. They enjoy wonderful camp traditions and receive top-notch instruction and opportunities in sports, arts, and nature, including daily waterfront activities.
Camp is a great gift; it’s an investment that pays off immediately and over a lifetime. In addition to having fun and learning new things, campers gain confidence and independence, as well as resilience and other important life skills. They also create invaluable friendships that carry them from childhood through the teenage years and into adulthood.
So … how best to represent the gift of camp this holiday season?
Laurie, the Maine Camp Experience Campcierge™ who provides free expert guidance to families looking for the best camp for their kids shares, “Camp-related items make great presents at the holiday to accompany a ‘gift certificate’ for camp. Camp items with logos like a sweatshirt, t-shirt, or autograph pillow are great. Little games and activities like playing cards, MadLibs, Pick Up Sticks, Jacks, decorative stationery, and bracelet kits are fun for rest hour at camp. Fuzzy PJ pants are always a hit! Items can be purchased from camp outfitters like Amerasport, The Camp Spot, or Bunkline Outfitter, and/or from local stores or websites.
Getting to attend camp in Maine is an unforgettable gift to give or receive, so add it to the top of your list this holiday season! And, like a sought after toy or game, availability at Maine Camps for the coming summer becomes more limited. For best opportunities for your child’s age group and desired session dates, research and enroll today!
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.