This year, Camp O-AT-KA has created a special program for young men aged 15-16 looking for a real summer experience. Combining the best in adventure and community service, the small group will make memories and form bonds.
Online PR News – 15-April-2010 – – Camp O-AT-KA, a boys’ camp located in Maine, is premiering a new program especially for boys in the 15-16 year age range. They realize the need to offer something different for the more mature boys as they approach the young adult stage of their lives.
The Adventure Program, being offered for the first time this summer, has been designed to help boys make this transition by offering a combination of high adventure activities, participation in community service, and opportunities to learn and utilize more team building skills. The staff and administrators are pleased to announce that there are still a few spots open for young men. There were only 20 spots altogether for the two three week sessions being offered this summer.
“We are indeed excited to be offering this unique three-week program to 15 & 16 year old boys. Our new Adventure Program provides the boys an exciting and unique experience. During each three week session, the ten participants will be encouraged to work as a team, develop leadership skills, develop greater self-confidence and have fun” says Executive Director Ron Hall.
As each session opens, campers will begin extensive team building exercises. During the first week of the session, this will be an important skill as they are taken on a traditional camping experience in Knight’s Cove in South Bristol, Maine. Here the boys will hike, kayak, cook and learn about campsite care.
Week two will be all about community service. The boys will work with a trail crew for the Appalachian Mountain Club in the White Mountains. It will be a chance for them to give back, get dirty and understand how important service is to their personal growth, well-being and measure of their own success.
The third and final week will take the boys to the coast of Maine to embark on a four day sailing trip. Aboard a 65 foot two-mastered schooner, the boys will really utilize those team building skills as they will be required to hoist sails, set the anchor, polish the brass, and help the crew maintain the schooner. Though bunks will be available, all hands are free to sleep on deck, under the stars with the crew. This is truly a growth and bonding experience no young man will want to miss.
Camp O-AT-KA has been a favorite summer camp destination for boys aged 8-16 for over 100 years. Located just 40 miles from Portland, Maine, and boasting one half mile of shoreline on Lake Sebago and 100 wooded acres, it was selected as one of the top ten youth camps by Family Life Magazine. For more information about summer camp programs for boys, contact Camp O-AT-KA at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 207-787-3401, or check out the website at http://www.campoatka.com.
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