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 email@example.com
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...