Camp Forest has been a project of Expanding Opportunities for many years. It has been a wonderful project offering a wilderness opportunitiy for many children.
This year, 2022, it has grown and has left the organization's cover. It is still offering the same fantastic programming at the same location. It continues its Campership Program but donations are not tax deductible.
It you would like to see the camp's 2022 offerings, please visit www.campforestmaine.com
We at Expanding Opportunities wish blessings and growth, success and expansion to Camp Forest's new owner.
We thank GlobalGiving for its assistance in growing Camp Forest.
We Thank you, wonderful donors, who supported the Campership Program through Global Giviing.
A message from Camp Forest's curriculum designer, and some images of warmer times:
It's been a thing of pride at Camp Forest to be able to serve the poor and needy of our local community. We have had hard working families that dont have the economic opportunity to participate in any sort of summer camp. We have been able to help innocent children whose families are victims of the opioid crisis. Children who have lost parents. Children who are in risk. We are proud to be able to protect, teach, and heal children with nature therapy and outdoor education. Teaching them confidence, independence and pride of themselves. We Thank all of those who have helped with donations and volunteering.
We had a populous and wonderful 2021 camp year, and we were able to provide over $2000 worth of scholarships to deserving Maine children to attend camp, thanks to your generosity! Thank you for supporting the great work of children learning in the woods, gaining skills and confidence in their own abilities and exploring the interconnectedness of this world.
From watershed week, where we traveled by canoe down the Passagassawakeag river basin from Ellis Pond and camped out on Hogback Mountain in the rain, to Harvest week when we pressed our own cider and made acorn flour, Camp Forest provided survival and interpersonal skills, and, of course, valuable time just being in the woods.
Campers traversed the Hills to Sea trail, swam across Half Moon pond, learned to start fires and stick fight, and earned Junior Maine Woodsman skills and badges. From all of us, a big hearty thanks for all these experiences!
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