The holiday season is in full swing – and if you’re already celebrating your holiday, or your big day is only a couple short weeks away, you are probably looking for the perfect present for your child or grandchild.
While perennial holiday gifts such as socks, “ugly holiday sweaters,” or new tech gadgets often come to mind . . . this year, consider giving the gift of camp in Maine to your child or grandchild. Giving the gift of a Maine Camp Experience camp goes well beyond a summer spent in beautiful New England – it is the gift of a lifetime of friendships, of maturity, confidence, and independence, and the unforgettable memories that are forged along the way. It is the gift of new skills in the activities they love, and new activities to love that they’ve never yet tried. It may also become the foundation of a network of relationships that carry into college, careers, and beyond. The gift of camp truly is unique, and is something your child will cherish now and as they grow older.
To celebrate this incredible gift, consider presenting them with their very own “Camp Starter Pack.” Include a camp t-shirt or a jersey for a young athlete, camp stationery, fun bunk games (decks of cards and Mad Libs are always a hit), or even a personalized pillow. Carve out some time to watch the camp video and browse the website – even if your child has seen them before, there’s a brand new energy and excitement once he or she is actually enrolled!
Every summer, thousands of campers from around the country and around the world experience the joy that is unique to a summer spent at camp in Maine. From the incredible activities to the natural beauty, from the storied traditions to warm, invested directors – and all of the development that comes along the way – there really is no better place to spend summers.
Some Maine Camp Experience (MCE) camps may fill in certain age groups, and to ensure a spot it’s always best to act early – so now really is the perfect time to enroll your child. And, if you need help choosing the right camp, our Campcierge™ can provide free, expert guidance. Enrolling your child in a camp now also gives you plenty of time for them to adjust to the idea of a summer spent away, which oftentimes makes the transition more manageable for first-time campers. And most importantly – when you give the gift of camp, be sure to celebrate it with silliness, love, and affection – after all, that’s what a summer at 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 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. You can share your own Maine camps memories & expressions of gratitude on our Memories of Camp section of our website.
Talk to Laurie, our Maine Campcierge®, about choosing the right camp for your child and what to do in Maine.