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The Main Idea is a free magical summer experience for 100 kids from low-income backgrounds. We are looking to hire exceptional female cabin counselors, riding staff, and trip staff. Please pass the following along to your counselor staff! The Main Idea is a free magical summer experience for 100 kids from low-income backgrounds. Are you ready to grow, learn, and change, digging deep into yourself to discover the values you want to pass forward to the next generation? Can you balance self-care with the incredible energy and excitement of a roaring camp environment? Are you ready to enter into community with fifty-three years of wacky traditions and the people who love them? When: August 14th-28th Where: Camp Walden, Denmark, Maine Payment: Begins...
As we surf from variant wave to wave, camps are realizing the fortune of low cases at camp’s opening last year may not be in the cards for 2022. This blog from Laura Blaisdell, MD/MPH, FAAP, covers important concepts for camp directors to understand when it comes to operating this summer. Click here to read the blog
Join new and seasoned nurses for an informational session to help you get a jumpstart on health and wellness for summer 2022. We will review setting up your health center, staffing, medication management, supporting staff, communicating with parents, communicable disease plans, how to prepare for the health inspector and more. This session will be facilitated by Gail White, RN. Gail is a School Nurse and has been a Camp Nurse and Health Center Supervisor for 15 years. When: Thursday June 16th from 1-4pm Where: Camp Wawenock, 33 Wawenock Road, Raymond Cost: $40 per person. Register here by June 9th Send checks to: Camp Wawenock, 33 Wawenock Road, Raymond, ME 04071 Questions? Contact Catriona at 207-655-4657 or firstname.lastname@example.org
On July 19, the camp community will participate in Camp Kindness Day – an event highlighting the practice of intentional kindness that happens every day at American camps. This is an opportunity to raise awareness of the the great work that camps are doing to teach kindness in engaging, simple, repeatable, and high impact ways that live on in the daily lives of campers and staff members when they return home. Click here for more information.
There is likely no way to truly express MSC members’ gratitude for Jack Erler’s contributions, but a full and joyful effort will be made at a luncheon in Jack’s honor on Saturday, June 4. Slated for 12:30 p.m. at Wyonegonic Camps’ Cobb Dining Hall in Denmark, the rain-or-shine event will be a chance for all of Jack’s many camp fans and colleagues to wish him well. The organization is requesting a $20 contribution per person, which will be earmarked for the Level Ground initiative in Jack’s honor. We hope you will join us at the gathering to celebrate Jack’s legacy and contributions to the Maine youth camping industry. Click here to register.
Our 2022 Annual Meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 21 at Migis Lodge. This will be the first time in three years that we have held the meeting in-person and not on Zoom. The meeting will begin at 10 am but you are encouraged to arrive early. Coffee and muffins will be available at 9 am. Following the annual meeting, Migis will treat us to their renowned gourmet cookout. During the cookout this year’s recipient of the Halsey Gulick will be announced. Registration for the meeting will open on August 15.
Register your staff for MSC’s best ever summer seminar presented by esteemed educator and camp and youth professional Chris Thurber, Ph.D. Your staff will strengthen their core leadership skills and connect with other staff while learning: (1) Practical strategies to bond with campers; (2) Collaborative ways to resolve conflicts; (3) Effective methods for helping with homesickness; and (4) Prosocial responses to bullying behavior. After practicing this four-pack of behavior management essentials with new friends from other camps, your staff will leave with the confidence and stamina they need to enjoy the rest of the season. As a bonus, they’ll also get tips on self-care and guidance for writing camp jobs on their resume– two sets of professional skills they can...