Oct. 23, 2013
Driving up to Fernwood Cove we were instantly impressed. Camp is filled with brilliant white buildings and clean hunter green trim. We met up with Beigette who toured us around camp. Beigette had a bike accident a few years prior and has recovered to a motorized wheel chair that allows her to scale the newly installed ramps and accessible entrances to buildings. Fernwood Cove is a testament to the fact that anything is possible, and the way that camp has adapted for Beigette is just one of the many ways that they have dreamed big. Beigette and Jim bought the camp when Beigette was only 24! Since then they have created a cornerstone of camping in Maine and the North East. Fernwood Cove is an all girls camp that consists of two three and a half week long sessions. The girls who come to camp can choose from fabric arts, pottery, gymnastics, jewelry and silversmithing, horseback riding, sailing, rock climbing, culinary arts, and performing arts. Their program areas are state of the art. After the tour we sat in their office and got a chance to pick their brains on how they did it and what they learned along the way. They gave us some fascinating advice about staff management and how to create and foster a culture that makes camp a place where counselors and campers are invested for life.