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KWE In the News: Lincoln County Food Initiative collaboration provides meals to families

Deliveries are made twice a week to approximately 40 households, and families who are able to pick up food themselves can access 10 food pantries in Lincoln County. When the coronavirus hit Maine and businesses began shutting down in mid-March, a group of businesses, individuals and nonprofits came together to take care of people in Lincoln County experiencing food insecurity

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Kieve Wavus News Spring 2020 Vol. 94 No. 1

Kieve Wavus Education Pitches in to help Lincoln County Food Initiative This March, as the Coronavirus pandemic made its effects felt in Maine, Kieve Wavus Education suspended all programming through the month of May. This spring has been hard for all of us, for so many reasons. At KWE, the sudden quiet on our campuses was unsettling. Not known for

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Wavus thanks Kirstie, Welcomes Kate

With great excitement, Kieve Wavus Education is announcing Kate Kaplan as the next Director of Wavus Camp for Girls. After five wonderful years as Director at Wavus, Kirstie Truluck is passing the torch to Kate. Kirstie and Kate have worked closely together since Kirstie’s arrival at Wavus in 2015, and Kirstie is ready to support Kate through this leadership transition

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A letter from KWE in support of Social Justice

In our mission statement, Kieve Wavus Education vows to “empower people to contribute positively to society by promoting the values of kindness, respect for others, and environmental stewardship through year-round experiential programs, camps for youth and adults, and guidance from inspirational role models.” For nearly a century, we’ve worked to ensure our mission is more than an aspiration. We have

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KWE and the Lincoln County Food Initiative

Kieve Wavus Education Pitches In to Help Lincoln County This March, as the Coronavirus pandemic made its effects felt in Maine, Kieve Wavus Education suspended all programming through the month of May. This spring has been hard for all of us, for so many reasons. At KWE, the sudden quiet on our campuses was unsettling. Not known for sitting still,

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KWE at Home: Card Prediction

Explain that each person should predict in turn what the next card in the deck is not. (“The next card is not an ___”) If they are correct (they do not name the card that’s flipped), then the game continues. If they do name the card (value) that is flipped, the round ends.

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KWE at Home: Kim’s Game Variation

Plan: If playing virtually, grab 12-20 objects from your junk drawer and take a photo of them or find an image or someone else’s using a google search. If playing at home, grab objects and a bandanna or scarf. Do: Show the image (or collection) of objects to the group. For younger students, ask them a few questions about the array

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KWE at Home: Find a New Spot (aka Stand Up and Dance If…)

This activity is best completed in person but can also be done through video conferencing. It provides a movement break while also promoting connections. You could complete it asynchronously by providing participants with a survey and creating a grid of the results, which would allow for a feeling of connection and to learn commonalities without the requirement to all be

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KWE at Home: Simply Paper

We can all be given the same instructions but complete a task differently. If our product is different from others, it can create conflict or conclusion. During this activity, participants explore how different interpretations encourage diversity.  On your own, follow the written instructions below to create a paper snowflake. Compare your snowflake to the snowflakes made by others following the

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5 Camp-Ready Ways to Embrace Social Distancing – KWE Style!

1. Share Memories: Visit your CampMinder photo collection, reread camper letters home, or break out the Kieve and Wavus Annual and let your child regale you with tales of last summer. Maybe your camper can reenact the dramatic parts! 2. Rest Hour: Write or email a different cabin mate each day after lunch! If you have lost the contact list for your child’s 2019

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