We in Maine are very proud of our Maine camp directors, Jason Silberman (Meritorious Service Award) and Jean McMullan (Distinguished Service Award), who received these well-deserved honors at the recent ACA New England Conference.
Maine camps, along with non-Maine camps running wilderness trips of greater than 2 nights in Maine, need to be aware of the long-standing Maine Trip Leader Permit requirement for leading trips. The Trip Leader permit program is undergoing a rules revision process, led by a task force composed of camps, wilderness trip leaders, and Trip Leader Safety Course Instructors. The new rules will be in effect for summer of 2014. For more information, contact Mary Ellen Deschenes at Maine Summer Camps, 207-518-9557.