DEDHAM, Maine — Monday, June 25 will be the official opening of the Camp CaPella summer season for campers ages 5-13 with physical and developmental disabilities.
“Once again all can see what an extraordinary community resource Camp CaPella really is,” says Dana Mosher, executive director. “These kids with disabilities will be able to enjoy swimming, boating, kayaking, canoeing, exercise, arts and crafts, interaction, and learning experiences in a safe and beautiful environment. We have one staff person for every two campers, so the needs and activities of each camper are provided.”
Mosher adds that “we want everyone to know CampCaPella is open once again, including families and friends of those with disabilities who are eligible to attend camp. We still have openings for campers this summer, and applications are still being accepted. As we always say this time of year, it’s not too late – we’re just getting started!”
For families who may be concerned about the costs involved in sending their child to camp, Dana Mosher notes that no campers or families have been turned away from CampCaPella due to financial problems. Applications are available online at the Camp CaPella website (www.campcapella.org) or by calling the camp office at 207-843-5104.
“That’s why our fundraising efforts continue to be of critical importance for keeping Camp CaPella going through the entire season,” Mosher reiterates. “That’s how the children and adults with disabilities get to come to camp, and we need those contributions to keep coming in as well.”
Among new additions to Camp CaPella to be viewed on Monday include the new “Wild Adventures” building and program, the roadway to that cabin and new pontoon boats to glide alongPhillips Lake.
“Let’s show everyone that Camp CaPella is good for all of us,” Dana Mosher concludes.
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Located on Phillips lake in Dedham, or Lucerne-in-Maine(12 miles from Bangor, 13 miles from Ellsworth), Camp CaPella(www.campcapella.org) provides quality-of-life experiences for people with disabilities and their families.