Topic: Summer

SLIDE SHOW: Back to Summer Camp

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Campers head into the woods to learn to identify edible plants.

Campers head into the woods to learn to identify edible plants.

Photo/art by Brenda Darroch

Campers head to the dining hall.

Campers head to the dining hall.

Photo/art by Brenda Darroch

The auditorium is still the hub of entertainment.

The auditorium is still the hub of entertainment.

Photo/art by Brenda Darroch

Executive Director, Barry Costa, welcomed us back to Y Camp with an invitation to breakfast.

Executive Director, Barry Costa, welcomed us back to Y Camp with an invitation to breakfast.

Photo/art by Jim Darroch

The fire pit also serves as a compass.

The fire pit also serves as a compass.

Photo/art by Brenda Darroch

Campers still enjoy toasting marshmallows over a campfire.

Campers still enjoy toasting marshmallows over a campfire.

Photo/art by Brenda Darroch

Arts & Crafts is still a popular activity at camp.

Arts & Crafts is still a popular activity at camp.

Photo/art by Brenda Darroch

And gimp is still a camp favorite.

And gimp is still a camp favorite.

Photo/art by Brenda Darroch

Fired pots sit on a shelf as they wait to be glazed.

Fired pots sit on a shelf as they wait to be glazed.

Photo/art by Brenda Darroch

Pottery shed supplies.

Pottery shed supplies.

Photo/art by Brenda Darroch

An inspiring message is posted in the arts & crafts building.

An inspiring message is posted in the arts & crafts building.

Photo/art by Brenda Darroch

Boys Village

Boys Village

Photo/art by Brenda Darroch

Waterfront Flotation Devices

Waterfront Flotation Devices

Photo/art by Brenda Darroch

Campers head out on the water in kayaks.

Campers head out on the water in kayaks.

Photo/art by Brenda Darroch

A network of trails connects the camp

A network of trails connects the camp

Photo/art by Brenda Darroch

Colorful beach towels line the porches of the girls' cabins.

Colorful beach towels line the porches of the girls' cabins.

Photo/art by Brenda Darroch

Camper safety is always a priority at camp.

Camper safety is always a priority at camp.

Photo/art by Brenda Darroch

Counselors teach campers how to swim.

Counselors teach campers how to swim.

Photo/art by Brenda Darroch

The sign of the buffalo is all that is required to quiet boisterous campers at morning chapel.

The sign of the buffalo is all that is required to quiet boisterous campers at morning chapel.

Performing camp classics is a long-held tradition after the raising of the flag.

Performing camp classics is a long-held tradition after the raising of the flag.

Photo/art by Brenda Darroch

Campers gather in the dining hall for breakfast.

Campers gather in the dining hall for breakfast.

The moose oversees all that happens in the dining hall.

The moose oversees all that happens in the dining hall.

Photo/art by Brenda Darroch

YMCA Camp of Maine sign

YMCA Camp of Maine sign

The Dining Hall and other buildings appear as though untouched by time.

The Dining Hall and other buildings appear as though untouched by time.

Photo/art by Brenda Darroch

The sun rises over YMCA Camp of Maine.

The sun rises over YMCA Camp of Maine.

Photo/art by Brenda Darroch

Have you ever wondered what your childhood summer camp would look like through the eyes of an adult? Would it still have that old familiar feel? I took a trip back to YMCA Camp of Maine, where I spent several weeks over the span of six summers, and found that very little had changed in the twenty-something intervening years.

Blog: Return to Summer Camp

For more information on the YMCA Camp of Maine, check out their web site: maineycamp.org

 

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