The Importance of Friends

In this stressful time of Covid19, it may seem  strange to be thinking about improving relationships, but this is, in fact the perfect time since we have a little more time to think and consider what we want and need from relationships, as well as what we can give to others.  Now is certainly a time to be reaching out to others, and offering your friendship and support.

An aspect of friendship we rarely consider is the impact that our friends and acquaintances have on us.  The impact how you feel when you are around a negative person?  When your friends only want to talk about their health, how do you physically feel?  Maybe it is time to express to our friends and family, what you want in a relationship.  You need not be confrontational, but you can be direct: “I feel depressed when it feels to me that so much of our conversations are negative”.

Warren Buffet, when talking to some students a few years ago said:

“You will move in the direction of the people you associate with.  SO IT IS IMPORTANT to associate with people that are better than yourself.  The friends you have will form as you go through life.  Make some good friends, keep them the rest of your life, but have them be people that you ADMIRE as well as LIKE.”

Reading his words reminded me about one of the most important benefits that camp offers children: The opportunity to associate with people who were also willing to leave home for part of the summer, travel, meet new people, and make friend that will support, help, and inspire them.  What a unique opportunity camp gives children to expand their horizons, be exposed to new opportunities, all the while being in a supportive community.  Friends made at Kingsley Pines Camp last a lifetime!


Kingsley Pines Summer 2020 Update

Because we take the safety of children so seriously, we wanted to make sure Kingsley Pines Camp could fully comply with CDC and State of Maine Guidelines for opening camp before finalizing any plans.  Although the Maine Guideline were only published on May 22, 2020, we have been discussing safety measures since COVID-19 first appeared in late January.  We have carefully reviewed our operating procedures to assure that we can make them safe while providing a fun and challenging environment for children.

We are altering our calendar to provide a single session of camp that offers families a choice of 3 or 4 ½ week stay.  By being a “single” session camp, we are able to provide a much higher degree of safety for our campers, since “new” children will NOT be arriving part way through the camp season.  We will NOT allow visitors during the summer, drop off and pick up will be contained to a specific area, and Staff will stay on our property all summer. In effect, Kingsley Pines Camp will be a quarantine space.

Unfortunately, many children’s summer camps do not find themselves in a position to open in 2020 for various reasons individual to their situation.  We believe that children are in desperate need of outdoor activities, social experiences, and just plain fun.  We are working hard to make the summer as safe as possible.

Please tell your friends that Kingsley Pines camp is OPEN this summer!!  We expect to be fully subscribed due to demand and capacity limits we have established!

Please see kingsleypines.com for rates and dates!

Our motto for the summer is :

BE SAFE

BE SMART

BE KIND