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Kieve Wavus News Fall 2019 Vol. 94 No. 1

Kieve Wavus Education / A Non-Profit Organization LINDY PERRY: CAMP MOM AT THE BEGINNING OF CAMP I LIKE TO REMIND THE girls that we are a family here at Wavus. I have had the pleasure of watching most of these girls grow up from a young age. This summer I got a little teary because my first cabin as a

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A Conversation with Cullen W. LaPointe

Science Camp 2004; Kieve Girls 2005; Wavus 2006-2010; KW West 2011; Wavus Council 2013-14; St. Lawrence University B.S. Geology 2016; University of Georgia M.S. Geology 2018 Cullen grew up in Deerfield, Massachusetts and spent childhood summers at her grand parents home in York, Maine.  She heard about Kieve and Wavus through her cousin who was a camper at Kieve Camp

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August 5, 2019 Final Monday

This past weekend we said farewell until next year to our Junior Wavus campers. I found myself feeling very nostalgic because my own daughters started as junior campers, and I recall the pleasure of them hurtling towards me and squeezing me on pick up day before they scampered off to find their cabin mates and friends. Each time I speak

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July 8, 2019 Third Monday

In Wilderness is the Preservation of the World — Henry David Thoreau As we head into our final week of camp, I hear the girls saying, “Can you believe it’s almost over?! It feels like we just got here.” This is true for the seven-year campers who cry every summer when they leave us and for the first year campers

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July 1, 2019 Second Monday

There is a magic at camp that takes time to settle into the heart. A camper’s transition from the familiarity of home and family to the boisterous cabin life of a dozen or so ‘sisters’ — with the hugs and the bickering — can be unnerving for some girls. Often after a few letters to parents sharing angst or sadness,

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June 24, 2019 First Monday

Wavus girls are a gift, and I thank you for sharing your daughters with us. This beautiful week has been full of sun, rain, dance parties, transition, challenge, and delight. Our oldest girls have headed out of camp and into the woods and waters of Maine to experience our longest trips and to discover reservoirs of strength, love and resilience

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Winter 2019 EIR Conclusion

Our Educator in Residence (EIRs) program has blossomed since the first seven educators were planted in six schools for eight weeks in 2013. More than two-thirds of our seasonal Leadership School educators embedded themselves in partner schools for 10 or more weeks this winter. Whether instructing formal academic contents or exploring with students in the fields and forests, our educators

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Medomak and Memorial EIRs 2019

Medomak’s Educator in Residence: Megan As a first year educator at The Leadership School, I was so excited to be assigned an EIR at Medomak Middle School. In one of my first weeks in the fall, one of Medomak Middle School’s 7th grade homerooms was the first class of students I ever taught. Finding out that I would be able

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Boothbay and Whitefield EIRs 2019

Boothbay’s Educator in Residence: Ella In my years as a student I have never seen an entire school of teachers so collectively invested in their students well being. The Boothbay staff are incredibly dedicated to their students. I was impressed and inspired by how passionate they are about their jobs. They are a team that use one another for support,

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Great Salt Bay and Jefferson EIRs 2019

Great Salt Bay’s Educator in Residence: Rachel Hello! Rachel Lannino here, reporting live from Great Salt Bay Community School in Damariscotta Maine. Although this is my second year with the Leadership School, this is my first winter participating in the EIR program. Last winter I took a hiatus from Kieve to work as a full-time kids’ ski school instructor, and

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