Child Readiness

Maine has so many unique and wonderful summer camps from which to choose. MCE camps offer tremendous growth opportunities and provide a positive environment for your child by fostering independence, self-confidence, socialization, mastery of new skills, community and lifelong friendships.

A Milestone in Life

Overnight camp is a milestone in a child’s development. The first question parents often ask is: “is my child ready for sleepaway camp”? Most children make the transition to overnight camp with ease, but here are some important questions to consider:

  • Is your child physically and emotionally ready for overnight camp?
  • Has your child had a successful sleep over at a friend or relative’s house?
  • Can they handle a longer program day?
  • Is your child no longer finding his or her day camp fulfilling?
  • Is your child ready to experience new programs not offered at day camps?
  • Does your child have friends who are beginning to discuss overnight camp?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, it’s time to begin looking at an MCE Camp.

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I Learned Self-Confidence

Erin said,

At camp I learned self confidence, how to step outside my comfort zone, and how to set a goal and achieve it. I have similarly watched so many campers grow and accomplish their goals and overcome their fears. It has without a doubt been the most shaping experience of my life so far and has played a massive role in the person I am today.
Developing New Skills

Evan said,

O-AT-KA is an extraordinary camp. It allows boys to discover the possibilities of spending summers exploring, meeting new kids, making lifelong friends, developing new skills, finding a new passion, helping a stranger and that stranger becoming a buddy.
“I greatly enjoyed speaking with Laurie (Guide at Maine Camp Experience). Thanks to her guidance, ideas and suggestions we truly feel that our ultimate choice is the right one for us. We can trust that our seven year old daughter will have a wonderful summer!”

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