On May 13th, the George & Raymond Frank Foundation made the difficult decision to suspend all summer sessions at Camp Kawanhee for 2020. We know this is such dispiriting news for our camp families and staff, as it is for us. This summer, in particular, camp could have provided such welcome relief from the apprehensions and limitations our campers have been experiencing in recent weeks. The Frank Foundation’s decision was grounded in a concern for the personal safety of our campers and staff, and for us there is no more important consideration. Had we managed to see our way past the safety concerns, we know that the State of Maine’s rules for camp operations would have diminished the camp experience profoundly.
Plans for some virtual programming are in the works, even as we acknowledge that virtual activities will not be a satisfactory substitute for the real deal. For that, we will eagerly await the summer of 2021.
Please feel free to email Mark Standen (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Liz Standen (email@example.com) or call (207) 846-7741 with questions.
In addition and for similar reasons, the Frank Foundation has decided to postpone the Centennial Celebration until August of 2021. Additional information is available on the Centennial link on this website.
Thank you for your understanding.