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Help with our small non-profit camp and enjoy the outdoors in central Maine, USA

Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello everyone! We are a small nonprofit camp in central Maine that serves the local community from various socio-economic backgrounds. We are looking to create a community of staff who care for and support each other. We are seeking staff members in a variety of areas.

    We are seeking a majority of help for the summer. Our greatest need as of now is for Counselors for our Day Camp and Lifeguards!.

    We are located on more than 200 acres of forest land and offer a peaceful, natural setting. The camp borders Lower Narrows Pond and Lake Annabessacook. Located on the property are nature trails, a boat dock, and a swimming area, along with many cabins, a theatre, a chapel, a dining hall, a basketball court, ropes courses, a sports field, and more. We encourage and assist our workawayers in experiencing all that Maine has to offer from its large coastline, mountains, and forests!

    Please consider joining us!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    From staying and helping with us, you can expect to gain a unique experience connecting with the natural environment. Through trips to explore Maine's unique geography including National and State Parks, which we can assist in transportation to, as well as exploring our lakefront property on kayaks, canoes, and walking trails, we have opportunities to grow in your knowledge of the outdoors and Maine’s ecosystem.
    Staff members will have the opportunity to gain skills in group management, property upkeep, culinary skills, as well as knowledge in the processes of maintaining a summer camp. Meeting people from all over the country and world.

    Norman, our director of 40 years, is eager to meet individuals from an array of backgrounds who are motivated to help and learn about non-profit retreats and camping ministries such as ours.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our work away team! In addition to our typical summer camp operation, we also make bagged meals for lower-income families in central Maine, work at a community thrift store as a group once a week, create art projects such as stained glass, and help with maintenance and garden projects! We are a very active staff community looking to make the world a better place. Come and spend the summer with us!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Our workawayers will be living in an Exclusive Staff Area with the other permanent staff workers. We have Staff Cabins with 5 Bunk Rooms with private bathrooms, showers, and a shared common living room space! As well as access to a full kitchen area. You will have access to a stove, oven, microwave, and on-site washing/drying machines!

    Workawayers who are interested can receive compensation for their work. We want to accommodate your preferences for this experience in terms of working hours, but we highly encourage and prefer June-Aug staff to work more hours weekly to gain the full summer camp experience in exchange for free living and salaried or hourly compensation! (Note: we can also assist in travel to and from the airport as well as shopping centers!)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    If you enjoy the outdoors, our location would be a paradise for you. There are many beaches, thousands of lakes and islands to explore by foot. Maine gives plenty of opportunities for skiing, fishing, hiking, and boating. We have camping supplies available for weekend trips. Nearby we have many mountains and trails to choose from that are perfect for anywhere from a weekend backpacking trip or a quick sunset hike.
    I would be happy to give volunteers rides into the local towns Augusta, Winthrop or Lewiston/Auburn.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have an office and conference room with highspeed internet. The rest of the camp has average-speed internet.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have two hookups for campervans would allow up to two at a time

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Only with prior approval and only in certain buildings

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    25 hours per week

Host ref number: 247775298924

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