Posted October 29, 2008
For the past 20 years, Coach Peter Slovenski has coordinated the Bowdoin Day Camp, a camp that serves local children in grades two through ten for five weeks each summer. Some 300 children attend each week, and 45 college and high school students serve as counselors. The camp provides scholarships to families from throughout the Midcoast area who would not otherwise be able to afford attendance. It also is an important resource for working parents in the area
Slovenski aligns Day Camp with Bowdoin’s liberal arts tradition. Activities range from swimming and kickball to poetry and mathematics, and children are exposed to old-fashioned games and rock ‘n’ roll. Counselors serve as young adult role models and emphasize sharing, courtesy, and helpfulness. The camp provides children the opportunity to develop interests and qualities that will make them active and engaged citizens.
“The Bowdoin Day Camp strives to offer children of all backgrounds the opportunity to be exposed to the liberal arts tradition.”