Summer camp is where your child will build friendships that last a lifetime, learn to advocate for themselves without your help, and become, as one former camper puts it, “the very best version of themselves.” Send your child to a Maine Camp Experience camp and they’ll do all of the above and have the time of their lives with idyllic, pristine Maine as their backdrop.
Maine Camp Experience is a community of 30+ premier overnight summer camps located throughout the state of Maine. Maine Camp Experience provides families looking for a summer camp with a comprehensive camp-planning resource through both their Select-A-Camp Tool, allowing parents to narrow camp choices based on gender and preferred length of stay, and Laurie Kaiden, the Maine Camp Experience Campcierge™. Laurie is a dedicated and knowledgeable resource who can help parents navigate variables such as camp size, location and camp activity structure to find the perfect fit for their kids. With camps are for kids ages 7-17 and sessions from 2 - to 8 - weeks, Laurie can also help parents decide which length of stay works best for their kids and family.
But why camp in Maine? The Northeast and New England have an abundance of riches when it comes to beautiful, natural places to visit, but there’s something about Maine that still makes it feel different; pure and natural. There are huge meandering lakes with crystal blue water where kids can learn to swim, sail, paddle board and water ski. There's access to Acadia National Park, Mount Katahdin and Mount Washington perfect for mountain biking or learning basic campcraft skills while taking in panoramic vistas of pastoral New England. A summer at a Maine Camp Experience camp means blueberry picking, rafting, temperate climates where it’s never too hot and sweatshirts are still often required in the evenings, and visits to coastal towns and cities. It means fresh air, fresh food and a fresh perspective.
Why camp at all? Summer camp in Maine is a place for kids to hit reset after the non-stop action of a stressful school year. It’s a place where they can find relief from social media and the never ending pull of devices and screen time. At summer camp in Maine, kids can learn to sail and then surprise their parents with their new found skill on a future family vacation. Kids learn valuable lessons about advocating for themselves and setting goals for their accomplishments, then asking for the help they need to get there. They learn to communicate with their peers and, at all Maine Camp Experience camps, they are educated in the importance of social action. Whether through collecting sneakers and shoes for kids in need with MaxCure Foundation, cleaning up beaches, helping the elderly or raising funds to benefit member Camp Sunshine, a camp where terminally ill kids can come to experience the magic of a summer in Maine.
An added bonus is that parents of Maine Campers get to experience “Vacationland” as well during camp tours, pre- or post-camp and/or on Visiting Day. Parents can indulge in Maine staples like lobster rolls and whoopie pies as they explore the foodie haunts of Portland. They can enjoy the art museums, resorts and spas and health and wellness offerings that Maine is famous for.
For more information, or to start your search for the perfect Maine camp for your child, visit the Maine Camp Experience website. Or, email Laurie Kaiden, Maine Camp Experience Campcierge™ and Maine Camp mom at email@example.com. Then tell your kids to go take a hike. Or jump in a lake. Because camp is not a spectator sport.
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