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Category: Leadership School

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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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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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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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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