The Baseball & Softball department has always been a favorite at Kawanhee. During activity periods campers gain instruction in all aspects of the game from offence to defense as well as the history of the game. All campers regardless of ability have the opportunity to participate and often leave camp having a new love for the game.
The department truly comes to life with the inner camp baseball & softball leagues. Each boy makes a team and games are play after dinner during free time. Every team make the end of the season playoffs, and by the end of camp a new champion is chosen.
A Baseball All-Star team is also selected every summer and travels to other camps to compete at an even higher level. It is a great honor to be selected to this team and Kawanhee has a history of doing very well at these competitions.
Come join the fun "After The Meal!"
It seems like everyone loves the game of basketball, and well that proves true at Kawanhee as well. From pickup games and activity periods to league play the basketball court is always a busy place in camp. Campers recieve quality instruction during activity periods as they earn levels and during free time league play is in action! All camper make a team and are given an opportunity to further develop skills while having fun. The basketball department selects an All-Star Team which travels to other camps in Maine to compete. So if your like so many that love this game or just getting into it, come play Kawanhee Hoops!
Kawanhee is fortunate to have three clay courts in excellent condition, and according to the New England Tennis Court Company which refurbished these courts before every season, the courts are among the finest in the entire state of Maine. Because of our top quality courts, and because of the excellent instruction from our coaches, tennis popularity continues to reach new highs every year.
1. Jr. Yeoman Pin
2. Jr. Yeoman Arrow
3. Yeoman Pin
4. Jr. Bowman Pin
5. Jr. Bowman Arrow
6. Bowman Pin
7. Bowman 1st Rank "Robin-Hood"
8. Bowman Sharpshooter
9. Archer Pin
10. Archer 1st Rank
11. Archer Sharpshooter
12. Silver Bow Pin
13. Silver Bow 1st Rank
14. Silver Bow Sharpshooter
15. American Archer and
"Robin-Hood" - Special Camp Trophy
Many a boy has at one time or another dreamed of shooting a bow. At Kawanhee, those dreams become reality at the Archery Range, where boys receive expert instruction in the use of recurve bows. There is a bow for every age level and degree of strength, and each bow is equipped with a sight to help the camper achieve a high degree of success.
At Kawanhee boys are given the opportunity to earn Camp Archery Association medals, and National Archery Association patches, in addition to the prestigious Kawanhee Robin Hood awards. Campers are also given the opportunity to shoot competitively in tournaments both at Kawanhee and with other camps. Kawanhee has achieved impressive results in tournaments, and has placed second in the state of Maine for the past two years. As a result, Archery continues to be one of the most popular activities in camp.
Under the regulations of the National Camp Archery Association, the following medals are awarded at the Saturday night Camp Fires.
Riflery Directors Mary Birch and Sandy Winkles put in many extra hours at our rifle range to accommodate all of the eager marksmen. Over thirty thousand rounds of ammunition are shot each season. Every boy learns the correct and safe way to handle a gun. Under the auspices of the National Riflery Association, boys shoot for the following medals, and the awards are presented at the Saturday night Camp Fires:
1. Pro Marksman
3. Marksman 1st Class
5. BARS 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9
6. Expert Rifleman
7. Distinguished Riflemen
Baseball & Softball