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Camp POSTCARD: a week to last a lifetime

Our 24th year of Camp POSTCARD is here! This year our Free Summer Camp for Maine 5th and 6th graders is June 16-23, 2017. Would you like to support this transformative experience? Our Sustainability Fund provides necessary and critical funding to make Camp possible for kids for generations to come.

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Look at all those wonderful smiles from 2016! This year, Camp is June 16-23, 2017

Camp is possible because of our generous sponsors. Our deepest gratitude goes out to all of our donors, financial as well as in-kind. We especially want to thank Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Hallowell Board of Trade, Hannaford, New Balance, Swiss Time, and Walmart Transportation

Launched in 1994, Camp POSTCARD happens every June in Poland, Maine. Camp is staffed by volunteer law enforcement and criminal justice professionals, community volunteers, and Volunteers of America personnel.

Camp POSTCARD needs YOU!

We make sure that Campers have all the things they need for a great camp week – from new sleeping bags to sneakers – so that they are able to relax and have a great time. Year after year, our communities have stepped up to support the young Campers.

Click on the red buttons to learn how you can help:

SEND A KID TO CAMP with all the gear they need!


There is no charge for the week long summer camp program for 5th and 6th grade boys and girls. Kids from all over the state are chosen to attend. Every year, we ask for support to help raise the funds needed to provide this one-of-a-kind experience for kids – most of whom have never been to summer camp.

or make a financial donation to support camp


Camp POSTCARD is UNIQUE!

All of the camp counselors are volunteers from Maine's Law Enforcement community. These dedicated men and women give their time to provide positive role models and promote the understanding that local law enforcement officers are there to help.

Camp POSTCARD is FUN!

Campers experience new challenges – rock wall climb, swimming, boating, arts & crafts and all kinds of outdoors sporting activities.

This year's Demo Day (June 21, 2017) will include demonstrations of healthy snack making, military equipment, trained police K-9 dogs, wilderness survival skills, karate, fire prevention, a "touch tank" of live marine creatures, an ice cream truck, face painting and more.

Science Day offers a range of educational science projects for campers, including several "stations" for them to explore and experience in groups.

Camp POSTCARD is a long-term partnership!

between the Maine Sheriffs' Association, the Maine D.A.R.E.® Officers Association, and Volunteers of America. Qualified officers are invited to become volunteer leaders at camp. Contact us for more information.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at ( 800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Camp POSTCARD (“Police Officers Striving to Create and Reinforce Dreams”)

inspiring young people since 1994