Summits is more than simply a summer experience!
New for Summer 2021 we are thrilled to offer the Summit Leadership Program to 16 & 17 year old boys & girls that have completed grade 10 or 11. Our Summit Leadership program has evolved from our traditional Summit Service program. Blending the best of the old and creating the new, we are committed to offer camp-based leadership opportunities and enhanced activity skill development. Summits will have the opportunity to join in on active camp life and take part in community service projects that are designed to encourage and support public service and stewardship in young people.
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 SKILL DEVELOPMENT and COMPASSION in Maine
Summits focus on tangible, hands-on options for service learning and skill development, 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 hone leadership and teamwork skills through group initiatives.
- To take advantage of a digital respite and refreshing Maine outdoors.
- To participate in camp life, including daily activities and evening programs.
- To achieve documented, community service.
- Previous Service Learning Partners:
- The Appalachian Mountain Club
- Loon Echo Land Trust
- Habitat for Humanity
- Partners For World Health
- Maine Island Trail Association
- Harvest Hills Animal Shelter
- Pink Feather Foundation
- Camp Sunshine
- Riding to the Top
- Preble Street Resource Center
- Good Shepherd Food Bank
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