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Courageous Ignorance: Becoming a Culturally Competent Leader

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Announcing this summer’s workshop for first and second-year cabin leaders and camp counselors. The workshop will be held at Camp Wawenock in Raymond on Tuesday, July 10th from 1:30 to 4:00 pm Humans are naturally afraid of differences, so developing cross-cultural agility is a challenge for all leaders. In this interactive workshop, participants will enhance their appreciation of differences, refine their interpersonal sensitivity, and embolden themselves to forge a more inclusive community at their day camp or overnight camp. Find diversity in places you never considered, overcome your fear of differences, and take your implicit biases into account. No leadership education is complete without these essential tools for connection. Click here for more information.   
MSC wins the ACA’s 2016 Community Honor Award

MSC wins the ACA’s 2016 Community Honor Award

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This award is given for outstanding contributions to organized camping or to ACA New England. It should be presented to individuals, groups or organizations that may or may not be members of ACA in order to recognize their support of quality camp experiences. Due to the tireless effort by Maine Summer Camps to align itself with partners such as ACA and ACA New England, Executive Director Ron Hall, Counsel Jack Erler and the supporting cast continued to educate and guide camps through the confusion of the elevated level of interest in camps regarding enforcement of Federal transportation law. Today the success story is complete. The interpretations pushed onto Maine camps last year are gone, and all camps across the country...
2018 MSC Winter Workshop and Business Networking Extravaganza

2018 MSC Winter Workshop and Business Networking Extravaganza

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It is time to register! The Niambi Jaha-Echols Workshop on creating more culturally inclusive camp environments – and the MSC Business Networking Extravaganza – will both take place at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland on Tuesday, January 23. In conjunction with the annual MSC Business Networking Extravaganza, the Education Committee will offer a 3½-hour workshop featuring Niambi Jaha-Echols, past member of the ACA Board and advisor to many camp groups. The morning workshop will be centered on Niambi’s passion: Cross Cultural Agility. Click here to register for the MSC Workshop and Business Networking Extravaganza Would you like to learn ways to create a camp environment that is more inclusive for all people and cultures? Do you want strategies to...

Wilderness Advanced First Aid, January 3-6, 2018 at Chewonki

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Wilderness Advanced First Aid is a comprehensive medical training course designed for outdoor recreationalists or wilderness trip leaders who venture into moderately remote and challenging environments. The content is significantly more detailed than the Wilderness First Aid course, including emphasis on common critical body system problems and environmental topics. Click for more information.
Southern Maine Camp Fair

Southern Maine Camp Fair

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The Maine Summer Camps 9th annual camp fair will be held on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at the East End Community School, 195 North Street, Portland, from 1 – 4 p.m.  Overnight camps, trip camps, and day camps will be included.

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