Summits is more than simply a summer experience!
The Summits Program at Camp Nashoba North provides teens with a truly unique opportunity to gain experience serving others while participating in a traditional, Maine sleep-away camp setting.
Summits offers meaningful, extraordinary service and adventure! Two weeks in the stunning Sebago Lakes Region with like-minded peers and two terrific Nashoba leaders, becomes a transformative experience through building awareness, compassion and relationships. Participants continuously come away with a better understanding of themselves, their connectivity to others, and how they can make a meaningful difference. They develop a proactive mindset toward social and environmental problems; as well as cultivate a lifelong service ethic.
My favorite part of the summer was the Summits Trips. I enjoyed every bit of the last two weeks because I got to experience and try new things that many summer camps do not offer.
– Summit Participant
Developing Engaged, Civic Minded Teens through SERVICE LEARNING and STEWARDSHIP in Maine
Summits focus on tangible, hands-on service learning and stewardship, balanced with afternoons and evenings of fun.
Imagine yourself at a local food bank packing supplies or assisting with activities at a local non-profit camp serving children with terminal illnesses followed by jumping into beautiful Crescent Lake or going windsurfing.
Picture yourself helping organize and sort medical supplies for those in need around the world or helping care for animals at a local animal shelter, and then sitting around an evening campfire watching a brilliant sunset over the lake.
Key Elements of the Summits Program:
- To achieve up to 30+ hours of documented, community service.
- To be exposed to Service Learning Partners such as:
- The Appalachian Mountain Club
- Habitat for Humanity
- Partners For World Health
- Maine Inter-coastal Trail Association
- Harvest Hills Animal Shelter
- Camp Sunshine
- Preble Street Resource Center
- Good Shepherd Food Bank
- To participate in a two day whitewater rafting trip adventure.
- To hone leadership and teamwork skills through group initiatives.
- To participate in camp life, including daily activities and evening programs.
My son enjoyed and learned so much through the Summits Program by participating in many hands-on activities with different organizations. I’ve never seen him looking so excited and happy holding a paint brush, picking tomatoes, raking gravel, etc…
– Summit Parent