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Kieve Wavus News Spring 2022 Vol. 96 No. 1

LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Thirty-plus years ago, my dad returned home to run what was then Kieve Affective Education. I was two, and my sister Blair had just been born in January. By then, this place had long been home to an undeniable magic. Generations of campers had grown up on Damariscotta Lake, forging a lasting attachment to their

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Kieve Wavus News Fall 2021 Vol. 95 No. 2

Dear KWE Families and Friends, During my magical Kieve camper days more than 50 years ago, our counselors and directors taught us to always leave our campsites better than we found them. Over these past 32 years at the helm of the first Kieve Affective Education and then Kieve Wavus Education, that lesson resonated with me every single day. The

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Executive Director Announcement

KWE Families and Friends, We’re fast approaching a series of milestones in the evolution of Kieve Wavus Education. In 2022 Wavus will celebrate its 100th anniversary. Kieve reaches the century mark in 2026. Our camps were once again full of kids this summer after a 12-month pandemic hiatus, our educational programs continue to impact the communities that need us the

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KWE Zoom Links and FAQs

We loved seeing so many of you on Zoom this week and hope anyone who missed checks out the recordings below.  We’ve also compiled answers to the most frequently asked questions HERE and also below the Zoom info. 5/18/21 KWE Parents ZoomClick HERE to view KWE Parents Zoom gathering Passcode: u=3!7t2N 5/20/21 Wavus CampersClick HERE to view Wavus Zoom gatheringNo passcode needed 5/20/21

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Kieve Wavus News Spring 2021 Vol. 95 No. 1

The Leadership School and Summer Camp Connection Since their beginnings, The Leadership School, Kieve and Wavus have been great places for enthusiastic young teachers to launch their careers – at most recent count, more than 200 current educators started out on Damariscotta Lake. This summer, over 70% of our TLS Educators will be working as camp counselors and assistant directors,

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Teaching Kindness and Respect

This has been a difficult year for all of us.  Here at Kieve Wavus Education, it’s been too quiet without the usual roar from kids running around these campuses.  We are ready for normal to return and we are so grateful to have a team that has totally dedicated themselves to finding new and creative ways to fulfill our mission. 

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Kieve Wavus News Fall 2020 Vol. 94 No. 2

Do the Hard Things: A Perspective on 2020 from Damariscotta Lake This summer has been unlike any other since Dick Kennedy hired me as a Camp Kieve counselor in the spring of 1983. With no summer camps, we had to re-imagine ourselves and find new ways to fulfill our mission of empowering others this year. This started locally in March

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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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