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Share Memories – Give Memories #loyaltyfund


Only 9 more days to give!

We’ve had an amazing response so far, but we can still do more!

We set out to break 150 unique gifts from Kieve-Wavus alumni, and with each memory shared and each friend tagged, we get closer and closer to our goal.
We’ve got this, friends, so as you head home for the holidays, take a few minutes to remember, record, and donate to a REALLY good cause.

You can give any time HERE.

PSss! (Don’t forget that those donating $75 or more will receive a Loyalty Fund gift an awesome KW winter hat!)

If you’re looking for some inspiration, check out what some Kieve-Wavus alumni have been sharing on the KW Blog.

But, in case you forgot –

We want you to share a memory!
1. We want you to hark as hard as you can back to your days as either a camper or counselor.
2. Share it via Facebook or Instagram with #loyaltyfund and @KieveWavus tagged.
3. At the end of your memory, tag and challenge a few friends to get them to share their memory.

Cheers & Thank YOU!

Sam, Cory, Connor, Amaury, Emma & Margaret

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Margaret Tucker — Share Memories – Give Memories #loyaltyfund

Give today!

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Tis the season – Give your hearts out

Share Memories - Give Memories

Share Memories – Give Memories

The first “real” snow of the season has just fallen, and the end of West Neck Road and Wavus Point are looking gorgeous! The Leadership School’s 2016 programming is coming to an end and we’re reviewing applications for the next wave of Kieve-Wavus counselors. However, we’ve still got some work to do!

We’ve set a pretty lofty goal of 150 unique gifts from Kieve-Wavus alumni by the end of the year. That said, 2015 was a banner year, so why can’t 2016 blow it out of the water? You can donate any time HERE.

Did we mention that those donating $75 or more will receive a Loyalty Fund gift? Oh, they’re just stunning Kieve & Wavus winter hats, not a big deal at all…we digress…

A huge ‘thank you’ to all that came out for the Holiday Bar Crawl and donated last weekend! Check out all the fun in the Loyalty Fund Facebook group HERE.

We’ve got one more thing to ask of all of you. We want you to share a memory. We want you to hark as hard as you can back to your days as either a camper or counselor, and share it via Facebook or Instagram. At the end of your memory, tag a few friends to get them to share their memory, and so on.

Our memories are what we held dear during the school year between summers, and now they’re priceless. So, let’s share our memories, and give some amazing kids the opportunity to create their own.

Here’s a recap:

  1. Share a micromemory via Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #loyaltyfund
  2. They can be from your time as a camper or counselor and can be filmed wherever you please
  3. Tag two to three friends along with Kieve-Wavus and ask them to share their micromemory and donate!
  4. Wash, rinse, repeat & send kids to camp!

Happy Holidays,

Sam, Cory, Connor, Amaury, Emma & Margaret


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Check out these 2 Leadership School EIR Testimonials

The winter Educator in Residence program has continued to provide an optimal way of deepening our impact in a select number of school communities. We have continued to expand the scope of The Leadership School impact by serving each EIR school and community for ten weeks in the winter. The role of the Educator in Residence is tailored to meet each school’s needs, as each school works with us to create a memorandum of understanding that outlines the goals and objectives of the program. We selected the nine schools based on each school communities demonstration of a high level to commitment and enthusiasm to the mission of the Leadership School. CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW

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Hey, Dick!

Staying in touch is obviously something I stink at, I’m afraid. I sent you a note, and you replied (some two years ago?!), about how we’d be better about staying in touch than we’d been in the previous twenty years. Life is always busy and complicated! But was speaking with Henry today and remembered that I wanted to send you the attached pic from, I would guess, 1989 or 1990. My all-time starting five.

You asked what I do. I am working in education, as the communications director for a private tutoring company and its affiliated public charity. So much like Kieve, we cover the full range, from the very well off to the most needy and deserving. I would not be surprised if some of your NYC campers were also our clients.

My dad passed away after my first summer as a counselor, right when I started college. Pancreatic cancer got him at 46. Way too young. My mom and brother are still around and in good health, touch wood. My mom is still a huge fan of you and Nancy for all that you did to help her boys grow into not entirely disreputable men. She is very much hoping my boys will get a few summers in Nobleboro too when they are ready.

Very much hoping to be able to make a visit up this summer and have a look at the place–it’s been too damn long. Can’t wait to catch up with you then. In the meantime, much love, respect and lifelong adoration.

Charlie Loxton (Kieve 1980-1986, Council Staff 1989-1992)

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The 2nd Reunion Down Under


(The FIRST was a 1996 practice-run without fanfare)wakefield_01

With a 20 year organization – ‘Councillors don’t rush these things’ – two 1953/1954 season KIEVE councillors, with supports from Betsy Lee at Camp in Nobleboro, finally had the KIEVE banner flying in the January semi-tropical summer breezes at ‘Terranora’ (The Wakefield property ) high above the Tweed River & South Pacific Ocean in northern New South Wales. AUSTRALIA .    The weather and seafood / shellfish perfect all week !


Bill Taggart (now almost 80) and originally from Belmont, MA is a graduate of Belmont Hill School and the hockey goalie on BHS’ teams of the early fifties. He is a 1958 graduate of Williams College and served the USCG as a Lieutenant. For many years he was employed by IBM. He’s retired today living with his wife Lil in Boulder, Colorado.

‘Bo-Bub’ Wakefield (80) is from Dover, MA. He is a Hall of Fame football lineman at Noble & Greenough School . An honour graduate of Middlebury College and a 4-years varsity ice hockey player. He served two overseas tours as Captain, US Marine Corps.  For many years he worked worldwide in Project Logistics & Support.  He with Australian wife Katherine retired only four years ago to their property at ‘Terranora’.

** Herb Stokinger (Milton Academy & KIEVE Director) brought both young men into KIEVE’s history books .

This Second Reunion Down-Under’ was approved for early 2016 by Dick and Henry Kennedy. In wearing the Camp uniform, the Reunion fondly saluted the early 50’s KIEVE leaders and their staff. Aunt Harriet Walker Kennedy and her camp director Herb Stokinger; senior councillors Dick and his twin Don Kennedy Jr… Waterfront Director, Maine Guide/ & Rockport HS Football Coach Larry Plumber. Not ever to be forgotten was the essential kitchen team of Don Weston and his wife Peg.wakefield_03

The outstanding 1953 KIEVE memory for all involved was the Allagash Trip final photos taken with Plummer & Wakefield (in full ‘House of David’ beards) loading canoes & campers onto the KIEVE truck driven by Don Jr. to make the pick-up at St. John village. The windy-cramped 10-hour truck-trip back to Camp was made worthwhile with the 0130 ‘welcome’ by ‘Stokey’, Charlie Flynn, Bill Taggart and Nibby Hinchman ..

It took all 14 of us ‘trippers’ a week just to clean ourselves and our equipment; but with this successful Allagash round-trip completed, all of the eleven camper-paddlers had earned the title of Maine Voyager.

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