As Maine camps open for the summer, it’s harder than ever to staff them – Press Herald

Counselor Aidan Afinalro pushes campers Miriam Means, left, and Helen Hatch on swings at Camp Ketcha in Scarborough. Some summer time camp packages have been canceled As a Outcome of of A scarmetropolis of staffing. Camp Ketcha started its first week of camp this week, however Camp Director Kara LaRochelle says They might use A pair of extra camp counselors. Gregory Rec/Staff Photographer

When Camp Ketcha opened summer time camp registration on Jan. 18, every spot was taken in simply 5 minutes. Lots of Of mom and father put their youthfulsters on waitlists, hoping To discover A method to get in.

That was A primary for the Scarborough nonprofit, which has been round since 1964, says Kara LaRochelle, the camp’s director, However it’s beneathstandable given the extreme demand for babycare in Southern Maine and the pandemic-enhanced want to get outdoors.

Kara LaRochelle, proper, camp director at Camp Ketcha in Scarborough, watches campers with counselor Tright heresa Tillman on Wednesday. The camp was staffed properly enough To start out final week however LaRochelle says They might use A pair of extra counselors. Gregory Rec/Staff Photographer

This yr, 300 youthfulsters will attend every week, Collaborating in conventional summer time camp actions beneath the watchful eyes of 70 counselors.

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