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Aug
10
Sat
Camp to Belong 2019 – Get Outside with Kids for a Full Week in Maine! @ Camp to Belong Maine rented facility (New England Golf and Tennis Camp)
Aug 10 – Aug 17 all-day
Camp to Belong 2019 - Get Outside with Kids for a Full Week in Maine! @ Camp to Belong Maine rented facility (New England Golf and Tennis Camp)

Run, swim, kayak, and play with youth who in foster care, who are attending a one-week summer sleepaway camp with siblings who they have been separated from. In between roasting s’mores and making sure kids get from their bunkbeds to activities and meals safely, you’ll take in gorgeous Maine scenery, eat 3+ meals a day cooked by the facility, and meet incredible humans from all walks of life. And at the end of the week, you’ll return home with tan cheeks, an overflowing heart, and the knowledge you provided an irreplaceable service to campers, as for some of them this is the only week of the summer they see their brother or sister during the year.

Got goosebumps? Apply now! No experience with the foster care system is necessary – training on some basic background is provided during orientation, and after you apply Camp To Belong Maine will contact you to learn more about you, and give you the opportunity to ask questions!

Want to chat with a counselor alum before starting the application process? Fit Maine Social Club member Stefanie Millette is a veteran Camp to Belong volunteer and can share her perspective at stefanie.millette@gmail.com

FMI: camptobelongmaine.org

Sep
13
Fri
Full Moon Paddle on Little Dyer Pond @ Hidden Valley Nature Center
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Full Moon Paddle on Little Dyer Pond @  Hidden Valley Nature Center

Spend the evening in the glow of the moon! Hike into Little Dyer Cabin at Hidden Valley Nature Center, where a rack of canoes await their passengers. Drift around the lake for an hour or so, then head back to the Barn for something to drink before hitting the road for home. A Midcoast Conservancy volunteer leader will meet you at the gate by the parking lot and accompany the group for the evening. There is a limit of 12 paddle participants with some space for riders in the middle!

FMI: www.midcoastconservancy.or