June 17 – 23, 2016Vol. 18, No. 2

Crazy About Day Camp

by Esther J. Perne

Giggles! Friendships! Soggy shoes and damp clothing! Songs and chants and silly jokes! Bug bites and sunburn and newly-formed freckles. Cook outs and campfires. Lost socks and found talents. And more "I did it!" pride in crafts, sports, conservation, the arts and social interaction than seems possible to achieve in a day, a week or a season.

When memories are tallied at the end of summer vacation and recalled over the years, among the best and the most lasting are the days spent at youth camp. Character is formed, attitude adjusted and lifetime interests created. Among the lakes and hills of central Maine, in the communities and schools and , there are awesome day camp opportunities for children to taste the traditions, experience the camaraderie and develop the skills that are so unique to Maine summer camps.

School's out, let the camp life start let it start with these suggestions, move into plans for other vacations and other years, and establish the best memories of summer vacation:

Acting/Theater Day Camps

Art Camp

Farming Camps

Museum Camps

Nature Camp

Recreation Center Camps

Sports/Athletics Camps

Traditional Camp with a Day Camp