Camp POSTCARD (“Police Officers Striving to Create and Reinforce Dreams”)
inspiring young people since 1994
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:
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.