Maine 4-H Foundation Excited to be Building a New Program at Greenland Point Center in Princeton

The new University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Greenland Point in Princeton, Maine, expected to open in June, will be an environmental camp and center for youth and the community, focused on outdoor education, ecology and conservation.

The Maine 4-H Foundation’s purchase of the former children’s camp, located on a peninsula in Long Lake in Washington County, was made possible with the help of numerous donations.

“We are very excited about the property and want to thank all of our wonderful donors that helped make this purchase happen,” says Carla Lafayette, Maine 4-H Foundation board president.

Donors on the project who helped raise the initial $350,000 to purchase the property include the estate of Jay Stager, the Bolger Foundation, Quimby Family Foundation, John T. Gorman Foundation, Maine Community Foundation through a donor-directed fund, the estate of Harold H. Brown, First National Bank, Machias Savings Bank, Bangor Savings Bank, USDA Rural Development funding and many individual contributors, including a generous anonymous donor.

Many other donors have come forward to assist with facility upgrades and the purchase of equipment and materials needed to run the summer camp.

The newest facility improvements and youth scholarships are available for Maine youth with the help of supporters, including Maine Timberlands Charitable Trust, Great Northern docks, Mardens, the George Ramlose Foundation, Hometown Foundation, the Agnes M. Lindsay Trust, the Baders, Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust, the Simmons Foundation, the Penobscot County Conservation Association, the Harmon Foundation and many more individual donations.

Fundraising for this project is part of the University of Maine's $200 million Vision for Tomorrow comprehensive campaign.

The new programs being offered in the summer 2019 are available online:  extension.umaine.edu/greenland-point

 

To learn more about the Greenland Point project, contact Ryder Scott, director of 4-H Camp and Learning Centers, 207.665.2068, ryder.scott@maine.edu; or Jen Lobley, Extension professor, Washington County, 207.255.3345, jennifer.lobley@maine.edu.