Community Compass’s Starfish Mentorship Program Sends 35 Maine Kids to Summer Camp!

In partnership with Nichols Day Camp, and with the support of the The Hatch Community Youth Fund, Community Compass’s Starfish Mentorship program pairs kids in the community with mentors to foster an enriching summer camp experience. Camp tuition is paid for through “camperships,” with 16 coming from Community Compass, and 19 from the Hatch Fund. 

“We’re just so thrilled to be able to send so many kids to camp this year,” said Community Compass Director Scott Hamann. “We worked with mentors in every community in our region, and couldn’t be more proud of their work to identify kids in every town in our service area.” 

Community Compass serves the towns of Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksville, Castine, Deer Isle, Orland, Penobscot, Sedgwick, Stonington, and Surry. Each town will be represented with a Starfish Camper. 

“Nichols Day Camps is proud to be collaborating alongside Community Compass and the Hatch Fund.” said River Plouffe Vogel, camp Executive Director. “The Starfish Mentorship program has allowed NDC to achieve our mission of instilling area youth with a passion for the outdoors, and to be a place where everyone can learn and grow together.”

“We truly appreciate Nichols Day Camp’s support for this initiative,” said Community Compass Board President Bob Holmberg. “The staff and board have worked overtime to help our campers register and understand what they need to prepare for camp.” 

The Hatch Community Youth Fund is “a fund to honor Frank Hatch and Harold Hatch through support for youth sports and recreation.” MORE

As River Vogel said, “When community organizations work together, real and meaningful change happens.“

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