When campers leave Kingsley Pines, we ask them to tell us about their camp experience and what it has meant to them. Below are just a few of the stories we've collected over the years.

Take the time to talk with your own children about their camp experience and what it has meant to them, then imagine giving that gift to other children, families and communities across the nation.

“Kingsley Pines has helped make me the strong, confident, and outgoing person that I am today.” - M.W. age 13

“In this experience (KP), I have learned that if it doesn’t happen right the first time, you have to keep trying and don’t give up because you can reach your goal.” - E.P. age 14

“I learned about strength, honesty, love, trust, and respect. All of these deal with leadership skills.” - J.V. age 16

“At camp I was able to learn that there are many opportunities in life but I have to be the one to seize them.” - J.P. age 14

“I saw that no matter how many times I fall down, I can always get back up and keep trying. I am truly changed for the better after going to Kingsley Pines.” - D.M. age 14

“I am proud of myself for accomplishing the task and going above my fear!” - R.F. age 15

“I think everyone should be able to have a camp experience because there’s no other feeling like waking up every day and being excited for what’s ahead.” - M.B. age 15

“It taught me how to work well with people...I met teens from France, Brazil, Spain, China, Canada, Slovakia, Sweden and England.” - D.M. age 14

“I would like to say thank you for allowing me to go to Maine and experience many things that other people would never be able to do. To me this was a once in a lifetime experience.” - J.W. age 13