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Feb 5, 2018

Camp Forest is Stirring

Making a fire
Making a fire

Camp Forest is sleeping for the remainder of the winter but we are not sleeping.  The website is ready and plans for opening camp are beginning.  We look forward to a full summer.  One of the expeditions is open to ANYONE from ANYWHERE.  Consider coming along on the HILLS TO SEA TRAIL Expedition.  Starting Sunday afternoon and ending the following Sunday, this will be the first expedition on this new trail.  The trail opened last year but no camping was allowed.  This expedition will be the FIRST.  Come join us.  The hiking will be easy as we expect young children.  Com on along and bring the family! 

In addition to working on Camp Forest’s own badges, campers can work on the Maine Woodsman and Junior Maine Guide. 

The active campership program allows low income families to send their children to camp for free or reduced program fees.  Your donations make it possible for a child to immerse in nature, feel the healing peace of the forest and learn survival and social skills.  

Making a Bow Drill
Making a Bow Drill

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Dec 12, 2017

REAL IMPACT

Jon during his first week at JWHS
Jon during his first week at JWHS

Thanks to donors like you this story is REAL. It HAS and CAN BE repeated several times.

Jon joined our children’s home, JWHS, in 2004. 

His mother died when he was young. He was passed between the three sets of grandparents for several years.  Jon rarely completed one full year of school in the same location.  He was referred to us by a pastor who wished for him to have some stability in his life.  He joined our family and brought us much joy with his quick laughter, marvelous giggle, and positive, helpful and fun loving spirit.

He gained a sponsor in 2007. She has assisted him through high school and into college.  THIS NOVEMBER 2017, he graduated with a Bachelor’s in Computer Science and a bright future! He was one of the top students in his class all the way through.

In his own words Jon says:

“It always takes a great heart to consider other people in life, a kind heart to give not because one has too much to give but simply because you care. I know that I have not done anything special to deserve all the support and help you have given me in my education. I don't know how I can say thank you and show my gratitude to all of you (my well-wishers and supporters) for now. Just know that I highly appreciate your support with a great heart and I am working hard not to disappoint. THANK YOU. God bless you.”

It is your donation that bring these results…. This holiday season GIVE a GIFT that CHANGES LIVES!

Jon, a couple years later
Jon, a couple years later
Jon in High School
Jon in High School
Jon at his college graduation- November 2017
Jon at his college graduation- November 2017

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Nov 7, 2017

Camp Forest is Sleeping until 2018

Camp Forest 2017
Camp Forest 2017

Camp Forest 2017 is now over.  The oaks of Camp Forest stood firm in the latest wind storm.  The squirrels and white tailed deer now enjoy the acorns and browse. The memories of time shared around the fire, canoeing in the lake, camping under the stars and learning new skills will remain forever in the minds of campers.  Each year campers gain in skill and confidence Behind the scenes, the 2018 schedule is forming. A new family expedition will be offered.  The Hills to Sea trail from Unity Maine to Belfast Maine opened in 2017. Camping is not allowed along the trail but Camp Forest will break the way with an open week long expedition led by Maine Guide Adam Stone.  Check out the schedule at www.campforestmaine.com and start planning your summer as a family.

Naya Badges
Naya Badges

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