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Word Around the Campfire #1 - 25th June 2018

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When the days are being filled with the sounds of nature, and especially in our case, the sounds of the campers arriving, you know summer has arrived! And what better time to send out a newsletter than when you're filled with that summer spirit?!

Camp is looking amazing and we've got some really special articles in this newsletter to get you excited for you or your camper's beautiful Summer in the state of Maine!


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The Office is Open!

Marilynn, our office manager who has been with us for many years is back in the office and itchy to hear all of your lovely voices! If your camper has a birthday, make sure to let Marilynn and she’ll be more than happy to organize a cake and celebration for the lucky recipient and their cabin.

You can contact her on 207-625-8581

We are also unfortunately experience technical difficulties with the camper e-mail system so if you tried to send a message and it bounced, we recommend trying to send it again tomorrow morning. We expect it to be online tonight so please don't be alarmed if you haven't heard from your camper just yet.


Program

Summer 2018 is off to a brilliant start!

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Our staff have been hard at work prepping program areas, cabins and general camp in anticipation of your teen joining us this summer. Our staff are made up of some of the most qualified and amazing professionals. We have World Class Tennis Pros, trained Black Smithers, Broadway Theater performers, Masters of Music in every possible way, Sports Stars and Talented Arts Professionals. The atmosphere here at camp is one of true enthusiasm to share and teach our program skills with your teen. This year we have a wide variety of new and old program offerings; we have everything from Tennis to Ropes to Rock Band and Blacksmithing to just mention a few. New additions to our fitness program has brought new light to Cross Fit & ZoomBah like classes. Your teen will be able to do everything from joining our in-house Yogi, Arvind for mindful Yoga to ending the day performing in our Camp Show. The sun is shining and summer 2018 is off to a truly magical start in the Beautiful State of Maine.

Cheers, Wends


Health Center

Our health center is all up & running and accepting e-mails so if you have any questions or concerns regarding your camper’s medication or anything else regarding our infirmary, feel free to drop them an e-mail on health@teencamp.com.


Music

Instruments“Over in the music department, our jam shacks are organized, guitars are tuned and pine needles swept in preparation for the first of our classes which started this afternoon! To start our recordings off this year is MTC’s very own Bucket Hat Brigade, storming their way through camp sporting bucket hats and singing their theme tune. We liked it so much we couldn’t resist recording it to show to you. Keep an eye out for more of our recordings over the coming weeks from our brilliantly talented musicians!”

-Nick & Sean

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Leadership Training

HAL-lo! My name's Hal Halper, I'm from Brooklyn, New York and I currently reside in Boston, Massachusetts. I'm a high school theatre educator with a BA in Theatre Arts, a Masters in Theatre Education, and pursuing a PhD in Theatre Performance for Social Justice.  I have a deep passion and commitment to providing a safe and encouraging environment for youth to be able to explore and learn what type of leader they are, while navigating how they fit into the world. I'm a firm believer of igniting ones passions so that they can contribute themselves positively into our society, and create ripples of love and acceptance for others.

2018S1AD - Arrival Day - 067The LT program is designed for exceptional young leaders who are ready and willing to work diligently to contributing to the MTC's mission statement. With each passing summer, MTC's LT program continues to produce compassionate, effective, and well prepared leaders to enter the world with purpose, awareness of self, and a wide array of skills to guide them on their future endeavors.

I'm most looking forward to getting to know this years LT's and supporting them along their journeys of exploration and self discovery.

If you are interested in or would like to learn more about the Leadership in Training program at MTC, please feel free to reach out to us during camp when signups for next years LT program open up.

Looking forward to another beautiful summer at Maine!

- Hal


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Greetings from the 2018 Evening Program Coordinators!

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We are very excited to kick off the summer with a bunch of awesome evening programs! This session we have the usual classics like lip sync, coffee house, pop idol and clue! We are also looking forward to creating some amazing new evening programs, such as, Harry Potter themed chill night, a strawberry festival dance party and The Maine Event, a program centred around appreciating all of what the beautiful state of Maine has to offer us! Our amazing staff have been working really hard to get prepared for this summer and we all cant wait to create unforgettable memories for the campers. We cant wait to keep you updated on all the fun and craziness the summer brings!

-Dylan & Gina


Trips

Summer 2018 brings back optional trips White Water Rafting, Best of Boston, Best of Portland and Freeport Outlets along with a new Rock Climbing trip! To sign up for any of our trips, please send an email over to trips@teencamp.com or send us the Trips and Options sheet found in the Pre-Camp Packet. A quick reminder before camp begins, if you have not sent in the rafting waiver, please do so!

  • White Water Rafting: Experience a “camp away from camp,” while on the White Water Rafting Trip! This 2-day overnight trip includes meals, a campfire with s’mores and a comfortable night in furnished log cabins before joining professional guides rafting on the river for the day.
  • Best of Boston: Check out the sights of Boston while on a DucS1W2D2 - Trip Best of Portland - 001k tour and take a historical stroll down the freedom trail. Visit Faneuil Hall & Quincy Market for shopping and lunch. End the day dining at one of Boston’s finest restaurants. This trip includes $50 spending money.
  • Best of Portland: Visit Portland’s winding cobbled streets! Start the day right with a potato donut from The Holy Donut. Jump on a Windjammer and explore the Portland bay on a two-hour sailing trip with Portland Schooner Company. Next, swing by one of Portland’s best seafood restaurants for lunch before some shopping and ending the trip at the Portland Head Lighthouse. This trip includes $40 spending money.
  • Freeport Outlets: Shop ‘till you drop in the unique outlet shopping village in Freeport Maine! This trip includes $50 spending money.
  • Rock Climbing: Experience an all day outdoor Rock Climbing adventure! New this summer, this all day excursion will include a professionally guided climb that is fun, educational and challenging along with lunch and all the necessary equipment.

-Becca


Travel

2018S1AD - Arrival Day - 007Greetings from Maine! Most of you will have heard from myself via email confirming your campers travel plans. The email has all of the information you and your camper needs for arrival. Attached to the email is a picture of what our staff will be wearing. We will also be posting a picture of the t-shirt on our official Facebook page! When at airports, our staff will be wearing these shirts and carrying MTC folders – please be sure to tell your camper to be on the look out for us!

We are all eager for the summer to start and I thank you all for your quick replies regarding travel information. Our first session officially kicks off on June 24th. As the MTC summer swiftly comes around the corner now is your time to ask any last minute questions or concerns you may have, it is also worth thinking about departure travel information if you haven’t already. As always, I can be contacted via email at (travel@teencamp.com) or on 207-625-8581. We are all ready and waiting up here in Maine……Safe travels to all and I look forward to welcoming you and your camper home.....
-Andy


 

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