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.
Camp Forest begins its 2012 Season with some weekend season extenders starting in March. The 2012 brochure is ready. Take a look at http://www.campforestmaine.com. We are excited about this summer and the opportunities offered pre and post season, expeditions and summer day camp.
Russell Roeder, president of Kipstone Consulting, shared, "I started going to a summer camp when I was 9. I finished as that camp’s program director when I was 21. It taught me honesty, caring, respect and responsibility. It gave me confidence I never would have discovered in the classroom, school yard or even in the loving home I was blessed to have. It gave me lifelong friendships that have continued to this day (I’m 58). It provided a basis for a long and successful career in the health care industry."
We thank you for assisting children who could not attend Camp Forest without financial assistance.
For the first year Camp Forest extended the Camp experience for Home Schoolers and others right up until hunting Season!
The small group had intensive training in their desired skill sets. They refurbished the birch bark wigwam, worked on fire making,coal burning, plant identification and more.
Here is a paren'ts comment
Thank you for a great week of outdoor fun! The boys had a fantastic time...& as shown, they continue to do so after camp! Thank you, Camp Forest, for teaching great skills & nurturing a love of nature.
Summer 2011 passed so quickly! It was a wonderful year! There were many new campers and several children were able to attend this unique experience because of friends, relatives and donors. Three campers obtained their Eagle Shelter badge. They worked hard to build a lean-to style shelter. As the shelter must be waterproof, nature cooperated and sent a deluge! Their shelter remained DRY! They slept in the shelter on the next overnight. Now we move into the fall homeschool season with groups of home schoolers coming to learn and extend the summer.
Camp may be relatively quiet but the administration is not. We need to refill the Campership Fund to allow more low-income children to attend in 2012.
Camp Forest held its first Season Extender! The 2011 camp season kicked off with a home school day. This is the first year for Camp Forest to offer special “off season” experiences. Home Schoolers attended one full day and worked on skills toward an Osprey or Eagle badge, which included identification of animal tracks. Camp Forests is also hosting an adult class on Survival Skills sponsored by Mt View Adult Education. Day and Expedition camping begin June 27th. We hope to raise enough campership funds to offer this experience to any low-income children who apply. Visit the website to discover the amazing learning opportunities offered at Camp Forest.
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