Summer camp jobs - a place to grow!

Welcome everyone to my blog. Running a residential camp (Maine Arts Camp), as well as MySummers (a staffing site) and Camp Finders (a summer camp referral service), I have gained a unique perspective about sleepaway camps. I first attended camp in 1970 in Maine; I'm still at camp and love it!

Rick Mades

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

teamwork and boating

We have moved the location of our camp for summer 2010 and beyond. Maine Arts Camp will be at Unity College in Unity, Maine. In moving our program, I have been talking with several of our boating staff about our kayaking/canoeing program. Although the campers generally prefer the single kayaks, we have always included canoeing as part of the paddling program. Part of the camp experience is geared to helping campers learn to work with each other, communicate, compromise and learn to work as a team. We will continue to offer canoeing and kayaking on beautiful Unity Pond. Since we don't offer team sports at Maine Arts Camp, canoeing can be an important part of our daily mission to help campers grow in a supportive, small camp community. And, they get to be in the outdoors! Who could ask for more? For our boats, we have Old Town Otter kayaks and Old Town Discoveries. These are good recreational boats that work well for our campers. Does anyone have other suggestions for boats that are well built and good for kids ages 8-15?

Rick Mades
owner of Camp Finders and MySummers
owner/director of Maine Arts Camp

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