Camp POSTCARD (“Police Officers Striving to Create and Reinforce Dreams”)
inspiring young people since 1994
Camp was great this year! The weather was spectacular and 149 Campers, their Leaders and more than 100 Volunteers enjoyed a wonderful, adventure-filled week making new friends, learning new life skills, and being outside together.
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. We'll be back June 16-23, 2017
Camp POSTCARD is FREE!
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.
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.
Next 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.
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.
Thanks to community support, there is no charge for any child to attend. Here's how you can help...
Volunteers of America, Northern New England is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided at Camp POSTCARD to all children free of charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Camp POSTCARD is a week-long residential camp offering children from all 16 counties in Maine an opportunity to learn skill to make new friends, try new things, gain self-confidence, experience a free, fun week of summer camp. Meals will be provided at the site and times as follows:
Camp POSTCARD, Agassiz Village, 71 Agassiz Village Lane, Poland, Maine
Breakfast 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
Lunch12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Supper5:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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