Letter to Parents and Guardians


 November 22, 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians  

Thank you for making the decision to send your daughter to The Main Idea at Camp Walden this summer! The Main Idea has the goal to provide your daughter with an adventurous and fun filled ten days. We encourage personal growth through facing exciting challenges, working together as a team, and building lasting friendships. I am certain that your daughter will have the time of her life!

 The dates for the 2020 summer are August 20-30th. It is the expectation that all campers stay for the entire 10-day session. Our camp policy is that while at camp, campers are allowed to send letters and postcards home, but may not receive or make phone calls. 

 Campers are also not allowed to bring personal cell phones.

To guarantee a spot for your child for the 202- season, your child has to be officially registered. The registration process includes; filling out and mailing in a camper application, health form and immunization records, and the federal food form that verifies your daughter qualifies for the federal free and reduced lunch program. Please note that a doctor must sign the health form!  Also, a new piece of paper that we are requesting this year, if your child has coverage, is a photocopy of your child’s insurance card as proof of insurance (this is not a requirement for you child to be accepted into the Main Idea summer program).  All paperwork must be completed in its entirety and returned to your agency no later than May 1st.  Please note, your child will not be allowed on the bus (on pick up day) if I do not have current contact information from you and permission to treat in case of an emergency!

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. Also, please take notice of the camper packing list that contains recommendations of what to pack and what not to pack! 

I look forward to seeing your daughter this summer and sharing an awesome camp experience with her!

Warmest Regards,

Bex Rosenblatt, Director


The Main Idea at Camp Walden
Phone: 1-914-266-0209
Fax: 1-215- 827-5254
Email: bex@themainidea.org


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322 C St SE                                                                            P.O. Box 230
Washington, DC 20003                                                       Denmark, ME 04022