Camp Postcard celebrates 25 years of law enforcement helping Maine kids

AUGUSTA — June marks the 25th birthday for Camp Postcard, a week-long program for Maine kids operated by Brunswick-based Volunteers of America Northern New England.
Camp volunteers gathered May 17 at the Senator Inn in Augusta to celebrate 25 years and honored the leaders who’ve made camp possible for thousands of Maine kids.

The free week-long summer program is operated in partnership with the Maine Sheriff’s Association.
The volunteer camp counselors are police officers from across Maine. They are sheriffs, troopers and municipal officers whose goal is to give children an experience that will enrich their lives and give them hope for the future.
POSTCARD stands for Police Officers Striving to Create and Reinforce Dreams. Camp Postcard takes place in June at Agassiz Village Summer Camp in Poland.

PHOTO: Camp Postcard volunteers, from left, Scott Stewart, Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office; Joanne Mason and Ken Mason, Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office; Naldo Gagnon, chief deputy Cumberland County. The camp, at which counselors are law enforcement officers, celebrated its 35 year recently. (Gordon Chibroski, Freelantz Images photo)