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Category: Camps

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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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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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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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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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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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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Sad news of Alexander McIlvaine

Dear Kieve-Wavus family, With a heavy heart we bring you the news that Alexander McIlvaine, Kieve camper 2006-11, passed away on December 24.  In his dad’s words: “It should be said loudly that Kieve was seminal to Al’s growing up. His character, adventure, outdoors, courage, and stamina all came from his time there. He loved the place and you all.”

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2017 Vietnam Veterans Camp

What a great way to round off our Veterans Camp programming for 2017! Our Vietnam Veterans were as grateful as ever and as much fun to be around and serve as always.  This is the first time (we think…) we have had an all State of Maine group. Our volunteers, Donna, Courtney, Missy and Tony did an outstanding job and

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Kieve-Wavus welcomes Vietnam Veterans and Women Veterans to Camp

As the first official measurable snow fell on the mid-coast in December, the staff at Kieve-Wavus was busy preparing to greet 22 Vietnam Veterans and 12 of their spouses & guests at the Kieve campus in Nobleboro to say “Thanks”. For the past 7 years, Kieve-Wavus has invited veterans and their families to come to the peaceful shores of Damariscotta

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I Know Who You Are – Mac King

I know who you are. Whether you opened this book (the new “90th” book due out this summer)  and immediately sought out the section devoted to the ’90s and 2000s, or you read every page up to this point and my “I know who you are” opening has now led you to reconsider why you set out on this course

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