Geographic Area and Number of Campers
Every year, over 300 applications for Camp POSTCARD attendance are received by Volunteers of America. Referrals come from Camp leaders located in all Maine counties. The difficult task of deciding which children to invite to Camp POSTCARD is conducted by June Koegel, President / CEO of Volunteers of America and co-founder of Camp POSTCARD. Ms. Koegel reviews every application and choses approximately 200 children. It is her goal to welcome children form all Maine counties, to try to have equal representation of girls and boys, and to pick the children who will receive the most benefit from this experience. The past has shown that, in spite of extensive outreach to families, out of the 200 children chosen, only 160-170 will actually attend Camp POSTCARD.
The primary reasons for referral in 2017 were:
- Limited financial resources (39%)
- Reward for positive behavior (20%)
- Significatn self-esteem issues (17%)
- ADD/ADHD or other issues (13%)
- Suffered significant loss (11%)
Click here to see where our Campers and Leaders come from across the state.