Camps in the News - October


Updated daily by the ACA New England news team, here's the latest scuttlebutt from around the campfire and across the region's news wires.


Helping hands at Camp Hochelaga

By Leon Thompson | Burlington Free Press

"Camp Hochelaga, a girls camp in South Hero with a postcard-perfect view of Lake Champlain, was closed for the season on Sept. 27, but the 30-acre campus was abuzz with activity for next summer — and beyond — thanks to FoodScience Corporation, a Williston-based developer and manufacturer of nutritional supplements for animals and humans."

Camp JORI welcomes Camp Kesem to site in SK

By Kendra Gravelle | The Narragansett Times

"With the nature surrounding Worden’s Pond as their setting and a camaraderie that can’t be matched, some 40 children of cancer patients spent last week at Camp JORI having fun and rediscovering childhood."

By Jenni Fink | Newsweek

"In a remote part of Maine shrouded by trees, 14- and 15-year-olds from the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the U.S, many of whom have long considered one another “the enemy,” spend three weeks side-by-side united by one goal: to open their minds and their ears. At the Seeds of Peace camp, the teens eat, interact and engage in dialogue with people from countries some of them are banned from visiting"

Newport County YMCA and Newport Mental Health launch #IAMWHOLE campaign

By Laura Damon | 

"A campaign newly adopted by the Newport County YMCA and Newport Mental Health will add muscle to the fight to break negative stigmas surrounding mental health."

Bromfield volunteer looks ahead to Camp Sunshine 2019

By Carlene Phillips | The Harvard Press

"For many in Harvard, “Camp Sunshine” is already a household word, but for those not familiar with the organization, Bromfield junior Brooke Bourgeois, Harvard’s ambassador to the camp this year, is eager to inform Bromfield and the greater community about Camp Sunshine and to promote volunteer and fundraising opportunities."

Smile, You're Maine Clean

By Haley Jorgensen | American Dry Cleaner

"Additionally, Pratt Abbott cleans 40,000 Coats for Kids each year and supports Camp Susan Curtis summer camp for underprivileged kids. 'These kids are in tough situations and summer camp gives them a chance to breathe and plan for their future,” says Machesney. 'It helps them break the cycle of poverty.'"

In the Spotlight: Helen Sahi, vice president, global corporate sustainability, Unifi Inc.

By Jane Little | Triad Business Journal 

"Civic activity that has impacted you the most? The civic activity that has impacted me the most is one I’ve worked on with my husband. He volunteers with the archery program at The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Ashford, Connecticut. The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, founded by Paul Newman, serves children and their families coping with serious illnesses and conditions."

Philanthropy is often an accidental journey

By Dawn Franks | Your Philanthropy

"The truth behind Newman’s serious philanthropy, which wouldn’t have been possible without Newman’s Own, a food company that donates 100 percent of post-tax profits and royalties, is definitely accidental. Since 1982 Newman’s Own has donated more than $500 million to nonprofit organizations worldwide. Newman founded the SeriousFun Children’s Network and the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp for seriously ill children, 7 to 15 years old. Camps have expanded to Ireland, France and Israel, with more than 13,000 children attending."

Breaking a world record in the name of peace

By Irha Nadeem | Youth Journalism International

"Seeds of Peace is an international non-profit organization that brings together youth from conflict regions of the world and invites them to promote coexistence, peace and harmony. Youth do this by coordinating and collaborating at the International Camp in Otisfield, Maine, USA."


Marker Commemorates Historic Local Camp

By Staff | Caledonian Record

"On Saturday, October 14 one of those familiar green and gold State of Vermont historic markers that you see along the roadsides driving through Vermont (over 250 have been installed since the program began in 1947) was unveiled in the hills of Wolcott. The third marker in Wolcott, this new marker commemorates Camp Wapanacki, a summer camp for children and youth with blindness and visually impairments that operated for over 50 years."