The Time Has COME!! SPRING is Here. Parents and children are planning for summer! Camp Forest is ready. This year Camp Forest is offering three week long expeditions. Chidlren from all over the world can participate in these adventures: June 24 - 28 Passagassawaukeag River Expedition - The Passy: Campers travel by canoe through slow and fast water to reach the ocean at Belfast, Maine. Along the way they hone their canoeing skills, learn to make shelters, fire, cook, fish and forage. July 29 - August 2 High Alpine Appalachian Trail Hike: This is a more advanced expedition and offers a taste of the Appalachian Trail. For those who have traversed the entire trail, it is an experience each hiker holds close to their heart. Maybe some of these campers will be enticed to complete it in the future. August 19 - 23 Beaver Expedition: the Beaver Expedition is a wonderful first expedition or a great place to hone more advanced skills. Hiking into the forest, creating camp, foraging, fishing, learning about fire, and water all add to this most memorable week.
The 2013 Camp Forest brochure is ready! Exciting new offerings this summer: Day Camp for 4-7 year olds, and three exciting expeditions! Check it out at http://www.campforestmaine.com, or download the brochure from the link in .pdf form.
Camp Forest is a wilderness Day and Expedition Camp located in Maine, USA. The senior counselor is a Miane Guide, has completed several years of wilderness training and has lived with indigenous tribes in Kenya and Peru. Using Coyote Teaching techniques he patiently shares his knowledge with campers.
The program fee for Camp Forest is kept low so as many children as possible can attend, yet there are many children whose families still cannot meet the fee. Your donations provide full or partial camperships for these children.
Please review our website and consider a donation so more children can receive this valuable experience.
Summer Day Camp is over for 2012. Season extenders will go on for the entire month of October. This provides opportunities for home schoolers, teachers in public school and individual campers to continue their education until hunting season begins.
This summer Nick was awarded the FIRST EAGLE BADGE! This represents acquisition of a series of difficult skills. The camper works on these skills for several years. They include: constructing a water and mosquito-proof shelter; identifying 20 plants, advanced knife safety, bow drill or hand-drill fire, cooking a meal outdoors with metal pots and a small wild meal w/ bowls and baskets, demonstrate 10 knots & make cordage, making baskets, demonstrating skill with map and compass, tracking in the wild, showing advanced respect of the human community and advanced respect of all life.
The Passy or formally, The Passagassawaukeag River. Camp Forest started off its Summer 2012 with a week long expedition down the river to the Belfast Harbor, Maine. The week began with a BANG - literally. No sooner had the canoes hit the water and set off to the first river bend when the sky darkened and the lightning struck within the mile! Rain pelted the evening and the mist covered the morning. The first white water overturned a canoe sending the unattached gear floating down the river. But did all this dampen spirits?? NOPE! An adventure together is always exciting and the rain makes it more so. The wet week ended with a glorious Friday as the group entered Belfast Harbor.
What a wonderful way to start the summer. There are two more expeditions this summer that anyone from anywhere in the world may attend and Day Camp sessions for the local folk. Many families cannot afford a camping experience for their children. Camp Forest continues to raise funds for camperships so any child who wants can attend.
Camp Forest is a wonderful opportunity for children to learn and grow in the wilderness. The 2012 season is on us. Already we are getting requests for Campership Applications. Research shows that experience in the wilderness develops creativity, leadership, problem solving, and personal relationship skills as well as providing "lost proofing" and indigenous cultural and survival skills.
Camp Forest is offering Day Camp and Expeditions. You can attend from anywhere! Take a look at the website and the 2012 brochure.
If you were a camper when you were young, then you are aware of the value of the camping experience. Help a child have that same experience.
Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.
If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating or by subscribing to this project's RSS feed.