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Old 05-01-2018, 05:18 AM
 
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I am currently researching sleepaway camps for my kiddos.

We are in Texas and the thought of sending them to camp in the Summer here sounds punitive!

Any direct experience with some of the local camps would be very appreciative. We are looking at both boys and girls camps and plan on visiting a few this summer.
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Old 05-01-2018, 08:12 AM
 
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I am currently researching sleepaway camps for my kiddos.

We are in Texas and the thought of sending them to camp in the Summer here sounds punitive!

Any direct experience with some of the local camps would be very appreciative. We are looking at both boys and girls camps and plan on visiting a few this summer.
Here are some summer camps.
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Old 05-02-2018, 05:29 PM
 
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https://www.campjordan.org/
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Old 05-03-2018, 09:53 AM
 
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We sent our son to Acadia Institute of Oceanography last summer. He had a great time and is returning this summer for an extended program. He has always been interested in Oceanography though. It is co-ed too. acadiainstitute.com

That link by 7th Generation is fantastic, so many great camps up here!
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Old 05-03-2018, 10:17 AM
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There are lots of fine camps with multiple generations going to camp. I know personally about two, both on Great Pond in Belgrade Lakes;

Camp Runoia for girls

Pine Island Camps for boys.

When families send their children and grandchildren to the camp where they went as children you can expect a good experience.
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Old 05-03-2018, 10:25 AM
 
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Hidden Valley Camp


I know Peter and Meg personally through my children attending camp there over many summers. Just a wonderful experience.... and "Electronics Free" !


http://hiddenvalleycamp.com/about
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Old 05-03-2018, 11:12 AM
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Then there is Flying Moose Lodge on Craig's Pond in Orland. I have encountered young campers and a counselor in various places in the Maine woods. They are courteous, enthusiastic and self confident. I expect these kids will be the same as adults.

I was a guide. Both my sons were trip leaders with the Maine Wilderness Canoe Basin in Kossuth, Maine. Captain Selin also ran the French Camp at Deer Isle. They had outpost camps on Isle Au Haut. Every camp I know of is well run and safe.
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Old 05-04-2018, 04:33 PM
 
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Thank you all for the input - there are a couple of camps near East Pond/Oakland/Belgrade that we really like.

Any ideas on the range of temperatures from June - August in this region? I imagine that the humidity is high in this area as well. Also, is there a certain time to worry about more rainfall? Most of the camps have a mid-June to mid-July session and a mid-July to mid-August session.
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Old 05-04-2018, 04:54 PM
 
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The Old Farmers Almanac has the best forecast.
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Old 05-04-2018, 10:08 PM
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My parents always vacationed the first two weeks of August on Great Pond in Belgrade. It is cooler than July. Some parents would rent a cabin on the lake and send the kids to Pine Island and Renoia.
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