From The Director’s Desk

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Hello Main Idea Camp Community,

It is hard to imagine that I will be welcoming my fifth summer within the Main Idea Camp Family!!! I feel so blessed to be part of such an amazing community!  It is truly such a joy to see “our” girls come to camp year after year and to watch and experience their growth each summer!  I believe very much in the positive and lasting impact that a camp experience can have on a young person. The confidence built, and the skills learned, while at camp help prepare our girls for so many of life’s lessons.

This past year has been so rewarding.  I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to work together with such a wonderful board of directors, Camp Walden, my key staff, and all of our social service agencies and schools to provide such a wonderful camp experience for our girls. To see the joy on our camper’s faces when they arrive to camp and the obvious love that they share for camp, their staff and each other is so heartwarming.

I am very excited to once again plans our Winter Leadership Retreat this February!!! Our second year in a row! Twenty-six of our Leadership and Junior Staff Main Idea girls came up to the blistery cold conditions of Bridgton, Maine to take part in a weekend full of learning, bonding, and fun (albeit, cold fun).  We are so excited to continue this wonderful new tradition!!

Our key staff are gearing up for our annual American Camping Association Conference the first weekend in April. This is always a time for our administrative staff to come together and not only learn, but to collaborate as a team in continuing to build our vision for Main Idea!

I look forward to this upcoming season and once again being at camp with all of our amazing staff and campers! My daughter, Cyneburgh cannot wait to be at camp, where she feels the magic that only summer camps seems to foster! I think that through her I get to experience what it must be like for each of our campers as they think about and prepare for camp ALL year round!!!  I cannot wait to see you all again in August!

Warmest Regards,

Dawn Fickett, Director