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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Off And Running…

detailWe couldn’t have asked for a more incredible opening to the Summer of 2016. After a flawless arrival of campers from throughout the country, we were off and running. Campers met and reacquainted with friends and cabinmates. Counselors immediately integrated returning and new campers with each other and summer cabin families were formed. After a morning of Group Day, we burst right into activity and program and its been non-stop ever since.

detail 2Beautiful Maine weather made for a fabulous first four days of camp. After campers were skill-tested in Swimming, Tennis and Team Sports, it was all-systems go. Busy and active days under the bright sun turned into fun and exciting evening programs under the clear nighttime sky.

Camp is a beehive of activity and we’re all-in for the amazing summer ahead.

And So It Begins…

detailWe know the emotions are running high today…and will be tonight. It’s time for last family meals, lots of stories, some nerves and great, fun dreams of a summer that kicks off tomorrow. We have been busy preparing since last August. Camp looks beautiful: our facilities are in top shape, the lake has warmed to its June temperature and the cabins are set. Mostly, our staff are eagerly and anxiously awaiting the arrival of our campers.

We understand the angst of our new campers…and we are ready for them! We couldn’t be more prepared, more excited, more energized and more enthusiastic about what’s to come.

Sleep well, campers. We cannot wait to see you!!

Staff Orientation

Blog-1We are in the midst of Staff Training on Echo Lake. It’s been a great week so far of prep sessions, seminars, setting up program areas, training and staff bonding. Today is a “Typical Day At Camp.”  All our Acadian and Apache Specialists play the role of campers and Program Staff have the opportunity to try out their instructional techniques before the weekend. The Fields, Courts, Art Studios, Equestrian Center, Aerial Park and Waterfront are in full swing. We’re just waiting for you!  Remember to check the Travel Confirmation emails you received last week and be sure you’re  ready and on time at the airport or bus departure locations. Enjoy the last week at home with family…because your summer family awaits you in Readfield!!Blog-2

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