Right after Christmas break, a couple of beautiful snow storms dumped incredible amounts of that white stuff all over Maine. My sons are grown now (well, almost as number two is on the six-year plan for undergraduate work) but I can’t help feeling empathy for all those parents with school age children and no school in all this snow! I seem to recall in my earlier parenting days that January was the time for thinking about what to do with the children in summer, and camps were the answer. And sleep-away camps were the best, excuse me, I meant to say “the bomb”.
Most states have summer camps but Maine is truly special — spectacular summer weather and a pristine, rugged outdoors. Close to Belfast is The Maine Arts Camp in Unity, and Hidden Valley Camp in Freedom — how can you go wrong with camps located in Unity and Freedom? BTW, both towns are near Liberty. The secret is to drop the kids off and then go to “camp” yourself along the mid-coast. You get my drift, a little mini-vacation — and, remember, if there’s no chocolate on the pillow it’s really camping!