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Greenland Point 4-H Camp invites youth

PRINCETON, Maine — The University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Greenland Point in Princeton will open this summer, ready to provide exciting summer camp experiences for youth and teens in Maine.

Greenland Point will become the state’s fourth 4-H camp. according to Ronald Fourner, camp director at Bryant Pond and Greenland Point. Though the camp existed in previous years, several factors had forced its closure in 2017.

We could not sit idle and stand to see Washington County lose this resource and have committed to bringing it back to a thriving and safe place for young folks,” Fourner said.

4-H camps welcome any child, whether involved in 4-H or not. Traditional programs include conservation and environmentally themed camps such as fishing camp, hunter safety, naturalist, shooting sports, junior maine woodcraft, and plenty of other choices.

These programs are similar to those found at Bryant Pond 4-H Camp in western Maine, according to Fourner, also that camp director at Bryant Pond and Greenland Point. All 4-H camp programs are focused on youth development and gaining life skills such as self-confidence and outdoors skills.

“We envision Greenland Point to be a resource for rural Downeast Maine and all points north. We’re proud to be able to offer your child or grandchild this experience and to make it accessible within closer proximity to Presque Isle, Houlton, and other reaches of our amazing state,” Fournier said. “Thank you to all those that have supported this project and continue to support our mission.”

Camp sessions are typically one week long, from Sunday afternoon through Friday’s closing ceremony at 11 a.m. All programs are led by trained and qualified field staff focused on youth development, and a leadership team with years of experience with the Bryant Pond 4-H Camp in western Maine, Fournier said.

Each program aims to strengthen campers’ connection to the outdoors and increase self-confidence.

Registration is open, with day camps available for kids ages 5 and up and overnight camps for ages 7-16. Activities include archery, wildlife exploration, swimming, canoeing and kayaking, shooting sports, fishing, nature arts, and many other activities. A low ropes challenge course, geology station, and other unique features have been added to enrich the camper’s experience.

Financial assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis via camp scholarships, Fournier said. For information, call the camp office at (207) 665-2068.  

For more information or to register, visit the website at: https://extension.umaine.edu/greenland-point/, or look for the University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Greenland Point on Facebook.

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