Kid’s will be out for Summer break soon. Do you know where you will be sending them for their next summer camp? If your located in Maine, I have found some great camps for your children to attend this summer.
Grand Manan Island, Maine
If your child loves sea life then this is the perfect camp for them. They will get to explore the world of whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals and sharks. They will study their behavior as they swim around in their natural habitats.
This is an all water experience, so your child should love the water. They will get to sail the 50 foot schooner, D’Sonoqua with the Captain. They get to help haul the lines and watch as they sail across the deep blue sea. During the boat ride you will get to see a sea view. They have a scuba diver that will dive in the water and go under the boat and you can watch all the live creatures. When the diver comes back up they will not be empty handed. They will bring up different specimens for child to touch and then they will be placed back in the ocean.
The cabins and dining facilities are fully insulated and heated. Each cabin contains an ample indoor bathroom. The rooms will give your camper the true camper experience and they are not equipped with any power. There are no telephones and no televisions in the cabins. The doors are latched and not locked.
Some other great activities include hiking, Kayaking, playing on the beach, draw and paint pictures, write poetry and stories, pick and eat fresh strawberries and black berries, visit an old Indian graveyard and view an old light house. There are many other activities available for the children also.
One of the favorite things campers can do here is explore the outdoors. This camp is located near the ocean, mountains, lakes and rivers. This camp is knows for there well cared for campers and excellent instruction.
Archery is another favorite thing for children. If they are a beginner or a pro they will still have fun. They will be taught safety and earn rewards as they advance in there skills. They also have a full fleet of mountain bikes for the campers. The BMX mountain bikes are made for trails. The mountain bike program uses obstacle courses and trail rides to ensure safety and fun. The water front has red cross lessons, boating, fishing and skiing.
Many climbing opportunities are available for your campers. They offer low traverse wall and indoor climbing gym which is great for them to learn the basics and develop skill before the head outside and try their hand at the 60 foot climbing tower. There is also 125 yards of zip lines at a variety of heights for the campers to practice on.
Head down to the rec hall for many more activities. The rec hall is used for basketball, indoor games, rainy days, dodge ball, photography dark room, a full weight room, ping pong tables and a stage.
Outside they offer some of the greatest fields. They have a NCAA size soccer field, 2 baseball fields, 5 batting cages, 12 tennis courts, golf course and driving range, a lakeside lacrosse field, 2 hockey rinks and 1 is lighted for light play, a football field, 9 basketball courts and 2 beach volleyball courts.
Tripp Lake Camp
This is a traditional 7 week residential summer camp for girls who are ages 8-16. Your children come here and they stay the entire 7 weeks. They are situated on 260 acres, with a mile of shore front. There are many tress, open fields and lush to give your camper the nature feeling. Everyone wears a uniform for there is no trying to out do one another. The children are arranged per age group so this way everything is fair to one another. There is one counselor for three campers. The counselors are graduate students, college students and teachers. They are selected for their expertise in a chosen field.
There will be swim meets, canoe meets and sailing races. There are eight 25 meter lanes and a shallow sandy bottomed beginners section. Waterfront personnel are certified in first aid, CPR, water safety and life guarding.
They have 18 tennis courts in which the campers will learn the basics of tennis. They will have drills, critique, much practice so they can have matches against one another. The campers will tackle the rope courses and gain skills in horseback riding. They will dance, learn gymnastics, archery, volleyball and flag football.
In additional to all above they also have fine arts, nature arts and crafts, pottery, silver jewelry, video making, dance, enameling, basketball, field hockey, softball, learn outdoor living, rock climbing, canoeing, theatre, kayaking, sailing, swimming and water skiing.