MECHUWANA'S MISSION STATEMENT
" It is the purpose of Camp Mechuwana to complement the local church ministry by providing a unique Christian setting for persons of all ages for personal growth and experiences which enhance one's relationship to God, neighbors, and the natural world."
Mechuwana is located on 200 wooded acres and is surrounded by over 2,000 more acres of forest and lakes. People get the feeling of stepping back in time when they arrive at Mechuwana. Our location and geography have always played an important part in the camping experience. Three large lakes - all over 1000 acres in size and spring fed - are both hardwood and pine forest allow you to feel close to God's natural world.
Mechuwana is open all year. Our dining commons and two retreat buildings are heated and winterized. A third retreat building has just been completed, located behind the commons building. More are being planned for the near future. Along with hostiung our own groups, churches, and groups can use the failities to run their own programs. Church groups can also use Mecuwana as a base camp to go on day trips in Maine. Groups from far awaycan stay here at night and ski at nearby ski areas during the day.
Each season brings a new life to the camp...in fall we are amazed at the colors around the lake; in winter we ski on trials and have outside fires; in spring we look for the first wildflowers along the road; and in summer we come alive with over 1000 campers. We hope you come and enjoy God's creation in this place we call Mechuwana.
Each year the camp offers varied types of camps for youth and young adults to choose from. Camp opens in the latter part of June and runs camps through the second week of August. Here is a preview of some of the camps being offered this year at Mechuwana:
Music/Theatre camps for Elementary, Jr. High and High School students, Swim camps, Grandcamps, Outpost, Night camp, Soccer Camps, Canoe trips, Creative Arts, Rally Camps, Mom/Child Camps, First Timers,You and Me Camp, Sewing Camp, Photography Camp, Basketball Camp, Young Adventurer's Camp, Baxter Hike Trip, Native American Camp, Aquatics Camp, Camp "I am", as well as camps for Special needs.
We believe that no camper should be denied the opportunity to attend Mechuwana for financial reasons. Local churches work hard to provide shcolarships for those who wish to go to camp. Mechuwana also has a scholarship fund that provides financial help for those in need. If financial assistance is needed, you can contact Evelyn Littlefield at the Belfast United Methodist Churchat 338-5575 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Camp office at 377-2924 or e-mail the camp at email@example.com
Mechuwana could not exist without it's volunteers. Each year over 200 individuals come to Mechuwana to counsel a cabin of campers, lead a program, teach a craft, help in the kithcen, or help with maintenance. It is because of this great volunteerism that Mechuwana is able to keep the cost of camp down. For further information on Mechuwana, you can visit their website at www.mechuwana.org