The University of Maine 4-H Shooting Sports Program is pleased to announce that the Brook Family Foundation recently donated $10,000 on their behalf to the MidwayUSA Scholastic Shooting Sports Trust Fund. The Brook Family Foundation has consistently supported the shooting sports programs at the Bryant Pond camp with scholarship funds for programs like Apprentice Hunter and Shotgun & Rifle Camp. The Potterfield family, owners of MidwayUSA, will provide a 3:1 match to the Brook Family Foundation gift, and all other gifts to the Trust Fund for the rest of 2012. Click here for more information.
The MidwayUSA Foundation, Inc. and Scholastic Shooting Trust, a public charity established by MidwayUSA founders Larry and Brenda Potterfield, is pleased to announce that the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) has donated $10,000 to the University of Maine 4H Shooting Sports endowment account. Click here for press release. or here to visit our website.
The Environmental Living & Learning for Maine Students Project, known as “The ELLMS Project,” has been recognized as part of the first state-sponsored environmental achievement awards handed out in Maine since 2005. The ELLMS Project, a partnership between the Chewonki Outdoor Classroom for Schools, Ferry Beach Ecology School and the UMaine 4-H Camp and Learning Centers at Bryant Pond and at Tanglewood (in Lincolnville), won in the “Nonprofit” category. Visit the ELLMS page for more information.
UMaine 4-Camp at Bryant Pond Enrolled in USDA Summer Food Service Program
BRYANT POND, ME — The University of Maine 4-H Camp & Learning Center at Bryant Pond is participating in the USDA Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all eligible children free of charge. To be eligible to receive free meals at a residential or non-residential camp, children must meet the income guidelines for reduced-price meals in the National School Lunch Program. Children who are part of households that receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly foods stamps) benefits, or benefits under the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) are automatically eligible to receive free meals.
Acceptance and participation requirements for the Program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. To file a complaint of discrimination, write or call immediately to: USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Through a Department of Defense grant and in partnership with Purdue University, 4-H Camps Nationwide are offering unique adventure camp opportunities for youth of military families at a minimal cost. Bryant Pond, Tanglewood and Blueberry Cove are part of this program now in its second year.
The University of Maine 4-H Shooting Sports Training weekend has been scheduled for June 8 – 10th at the Bryant Pond 4-H Camp & Learning Center. More details here.
We have finalized our summer camp program offerings for this year. Please follow this link to see the new offerings. Registrations are being taken daily.