30 Camperships for Ecological Wilderness Camping

 
$500
$5,000
Raised
Remaining
Jan 24, 2012

THINK SUMMER!

Exploring the Lake Ecosystem
Exploring the Lake Ecosystem

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. 

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Nov 4, 2011

Camp Forest Season Extenders

Season Extender
Season Extender

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.

Inside the refurbished WigWam
Inside the refurbished WigWam

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Sep 2, 2011

Summer 2011 is Gone!

The three who built their first waterproof shelter
The three who built their first waterproof shelter

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.

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Jun 13, 2011

Camp Forest Starts the 2011 Season

May studies the plaster cast tracks with Adam.
May studies the plaster cast tracks with Adam.

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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Apr 11, 2011

GEARING UP FOR SUMMER!

Camp Forest is waking up!  Summer is near. Though snow is still covering the campsite. The deer and squirrel are finding the remaining acorns as the snow slowly disappears, Camp is waking up from its long winter hibernation. Two week long expeditions are planned to provide opportunities for children from around the world to come and spend a week in the Maine woods.July 18 - 22   is  Beaver Expedition and August 21 - 27  is the  North Woods Expedition.

Seven weeks of Day Camp begin on June 27.

View the Camp Website, register for Camp, spread the word, donate so low income children can receive campership assistance to attend Camp Forest 2011.


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Beverly Stone

Brooks, Maine United States

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