To Strive in Emulation of…

Since the age of ten I’ve been traveling to Camp Kieve with an overarching goal of completing the final summer’s wilderness adventure. As a 16 year old I would backpack one hundred miles of the Appalachian Trail through the rugged wilderness of northern Maine ending at the summit of Mt. Katahdin. I would stand on top of this mighty, barren mountain,

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The Leadership School Rolls On

The chill in the air heralds the return of back to school traditions for parents, students and teachers – school bus schedules, lunch boxes, afterschool activities, and homework.  For almost 500 Maine students, returning to school this year also meant a trip to the Leadership School. For years, two  Maine school districts have included a Leadership School program as one

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Kieve Hosts 10th Anniversary 9/11 Camp

Kieve-Wavus hosted the 10th Annual Family Camp for families affected by the September 11th tragedies. Individuals and families from a number of FDNY firehouses and Cantor Fitzgerald in New York as well as The Pentagon all arrived at Kieve for another fun-filled and relaxing week on the shores of Damariscotta Lake. Kieve-Wavus Executive Director Henry Kennedy said, “these families have

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Kieve Boys Camp Chapel Talk

So many of you already know me, but for those of you who don’t, my name is Nick Stevens and I am a counselor in the JK Courage cabin this session. Unfortunately, I was unable to be at camp for the first part of the summer because I was working and taking classes. However, when Henry e-mailed me in July

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Educational Co-Ed Leadership School for Teens:

The Leadership School at Camp Kieve in Maine sees it every day: student leadership starts here. As a visiting teacher from northern Maine reflected, “I’ve learned more about my students in our four days at the Leadership School at Kieve than I have in the first four weeks of school.” Not your average school for middle school and high school

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Leadership School Builds Leaders

This spring, it is especially apparent that while the Leadership School program very directly and profoundly contributes to the lives of the students who we serve, it also reaches far into their communities to create lasting positive impacts whose impact can multiply exponentially.  From March – June, we will serve over 3000 students in Residential programs at both Kieve and

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How Wavus Camp for Girls Changed One Camper’s Outlook

The following post was written by one of our campers (age 15) from the Wavus Camp for Girls. This I believe  When I think about a belief, I think about something that happened to me that changed my outlook on life. This could be anything. Something new happens everyday; some things are common, and some are rare. I looked at

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Seeing Signs of Summer Camp Season at Wavus Overnight Camp for Girls

Spring snow in Maine can’t stop our summer camp spirit. Despite the late March snow falling on Wavus girls camp, the calendar claims Spring has officially arrived. Around the Wavus girl’s camp campus, I see signs of changing seasons in the songs of the returning birds, the crocuses that are popping up here and there along the road, and of

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Hurrah! The 86th Summer of Kieve Wavus Camps Is Almost Here!

Kieve is getting ready for Maine summer camp season—are you? Nancy Kennedy, the wonderful new director of Wavus summer camp for girls, traveled with me from Maine to visit members of the Kieve-Wavus camp community this winter. We had a blast. We enjoyed it so much that we’re planning Spring Welcome to Summer Camp barbecues in a few cities, so

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A Sleepaway Camp in Salute of Service: Kieve-Wavus 2nd Annual Veterans’ Family Camp

Kieve-Wavus thanks our veterans with a free week with their families at Maine’s best summer camp. Kieve-Wavus just hosted a distinguished group of campers: three week-long camp sessions of veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and Vietnam, and a special fourth week of camp just for women veterans. These free Veterans’ Camp programs gave our veterans a chance to

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