Wow what a week!
Starting with the celebration of the life of Martin Luther King Jr, including the inauguration of a new US President and ending with thousands of women marching to protect their rights in cities around the nation we are definitely holding on for the ride!
It certainly seems like a time of great uncertainty when we are all waiting with baited breath to see what will happen next. One thing is certain, Camp Runoia will spend the summer of 2017 like it has for the past 110 years helping girls and young women to grow and learn in a safe place. We will be separated from the frenetic pace of the outside world, the mass media and the constant stream of communication.
Our companions will be a diverse group of people who may or may not be like us yet we will find commonality through shared space. We will share time and experiences, solve problems, experience sheer joy and enjoy being surrounded by nature in a beautiful place in Maine where we can just be ourselves.
At Camp Runoia girls will continue to be surrounded by strong role models, have the opportunity to speak out if they feel something is unjust, gain resiliency by taking risks in a safe environment and be free from judgement.
If you are looking for some other inspiring organizations that promote girls to be the best that they can be then check out:
Lit World empowering girls through reading and stories.
(Founded by Former Camp Runoia Mom Pam Allyn)
Hardy Girls Healthy Women (Pam Cobb was on the board)
Camp Runoia pledges to continue making a positive difference in the lives of all of the girls and young women that we encounter. We hope that you will spread the message about camp and be a voice for harmony in your local community.