Maine camps spark creativity and encourage social responsibility. A 12-year-old camper from Camp Mataponi, a Maine Camp Experience member, created a unique pair of leggings with fashion designer Zara Terez. The young deisgner has decided that 10% of all proceeds will go to Camp Sunshine, a camp exclusively dedicated to children with life-threatening illnesses.
Read more about this upcoming designer and philanthropist
Portland Press Herald
The camping industry creates fun for campers and brings people and money into Maine. Camp Modin's Howard Salzberg hired a company to recruit a flash mob, a massive group of seemingly random individuals who began break dancing and back flipping right outside Funtown Splashtown... right in front of the 400 astonished campers. Fun for campers, jobs for Maine. The lighting, the sound, and the transportation for the flash mob were all handled by Portland companies.
Find out more about Camp Modin's Flash Mob
Check out campers “dunking” their “kicks” (aka donating their used sneakers) at Camp Runoia. This summer, campers throughout Maine sleepaway camps have been participating in this social action initiative through a partnership between Maine Camp Experience and Max Cure foundation to help fight pediatric cancer.
See more in this Morning Sentinel piece
Maine camps are committed to engaging campers in social action and providing them with the opportunity to help others. This summer through a partnership formed by Maine Camp Experience, the Maine camps are teaming up with Max Cure Foundation's "Dunk Your Kicks" program to help fight pediatric cancer. Kids at Maine camps are donating their used sneakers to help raise money.
Read about the program kick-off at the camps in this Sun Journal article
Meet the 2013 "Win Tuiton" winner. The Patch of Half Hollow Hills introduces Jordyn, the third winner of Maine Camp Experience's tuition giveaway. She's going to camp this summer, and we're starting Win Tuition all over again this fall.
Read about the Win Tuition winner
BC: The Mag
Sending your kids to an MCE member camp for the summer can foster independence, skills development, a love of nature, a lack of dependence on technology...and all around the best summer they've ever had.
Read about "The Maine Attraction"
Parents, your kids get to spend their summers at camp. Ready to join them? Watch the Today Show to see Travel + Leisure editor Sarah Spagnolo talk about Maine camps and Family Camp in Maine as a fun, affordable getaway for the entire family.
Watch "Affordable Family Getaways"
Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Greater Portland Convention + Visitors Bureau suggests camp in Maine as a super summer experience. Excellent activities for the kids at camp; restuarants, B&Bs, and shopping for the parents everywhere else. Maine has a little bit for everyone.
Read about Maine summer camps
Remember that article on Travel + Leisure that featured Maine camps? We thought it was pretty great, and apparently the Today Show did too!
See #5 on the slideshow for a beautiful shot of Wyonegonic Camps and a great story about the family camp program at Camp Kippewa and other Maine Camp Experience camps!
Read "Trips Every Kid Must Take"
“Riverside Elementary fifth-grader Annie Frey had been lobbying her parents for a turn at sleep-away camp when her mom, Melissa, spied an ad right here in Greenwich Magazine...”
Read the rest of the story
Travel + Leisure
Family Camp was featured in the March edition of Travel + Leisure. Family Camp was featured as a Best Family Getaway — oh yes, you know it's true!
Read about Family Camp
A Maine Camp in the Media
Jaed Coffin of Maine Magazine shows how Maine camps are shaping young boys into men by uplugging them from the modern world and teaching them the traditions of old-fashioned America.
Read about Birch Rock Camp & Maine Camp Experience
Family Travel Forum
Julie Callahan recommends Maine and MCE camps to fight the forces of summer boredom. The exceptional environment and the member camps’ perfected practice of camping combine to provide the ideal summer getaway.
Visit Maine's Overnight Camps for a Chance to Win
Bon Appétit Magazine
Bon Appétit Magazine showcases some of the camps that have raised the bar in terms of camp food. Growing food on site for camp meals, and learning how to cook; It's all a part of summer camp!
Your Kid's Summer Camp: The New Culinary Hot Spot
Esther Sung talks about the trend in camps toward culinary excellence and the opportunity some campers have to learn to cook!
Kids Cooking At Summer Camp
How do you choose a summer camp? How should you choose? Should you tour? If so, how should you go about it? What do you look for? MomTrends.com gives you tips and advice and recommends The Maine Camp Experience as a great resource for answering all your questions about camp.
Get tips about choosing a summer camp
Michael Thompson at the JCC in Manhattan
Michael Thompson made his first New York City appearance which was generously sponsored by the Maine Camp Experience. See how this event went, and what Michael has to say in his new book “Homesick and Happy”.
See the blog post here
Listen to the podcast here (or click the link below to download podcast directly)
Homesick and Happy: A Parenting Conversation and Book Signing
Michael Thompson, Ph.D., renowned author and psychologist, discusses his newest book and how time away from parents can help kids grow.
May 6, 2012
The Lighthouse Award
The Maine Convention + Visitors Bureau Awarded Maine Camp Experience with the Lighthouse Award in early 2012 for outstanding leadership in promoting Maine as a tourism destination while enhancing the quality of life for all Maine people.
The Lighthouse Award
Capabilty Mom recently wrote about The Maine Camp Experience on her blog.
See the article here
2012 "Maine Invites You" Guide
It features the great wonders and destinations in Maine you should visit.
You can see the complete guide here or order a printed copy here.
For just the Maine Camp Experience article, click here.
I Love Newton
The site I Love Newton recently wrote about The Maine Camp Experience here, and gave away copies of “Homesick and Happy.”
See the article here
Maine’s Crown Jewel
Ron Bancroft reports that Maine Camps contribute more than $449 million to the state’s economy each year.
“Experience at summer camp in Maine often leads to lasting ties with the state — either from those who return in the summer as adults or those who end up moving to Maine year-round...Maine camp life is an experience that endures. Friendships formed there often last a lifetime, and the bonds to Maine bring people back.”
Read the article