The Isdaners and Camp Mataponi have always felt it important in their personal lives as well as at Camp to support organizations and causes that help those in need. As part of the culture at Camp, campers are encouraged to participate in various service projects that support the local community. These “hands on” experiences are invaluable lessons in generosity, selflessness and vulnerability.
Organizations supported by Camp Mataponi and its camp families
Camp Sunshine, Casco, Maine
A retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families
World Of Change, Portland, Maine
Nonprofit organization that converts loose change into Social Change for the children and families.
Furniture Friends, Portland, Maine
Nonprofit organization that provides donated furniture to people in need throughout Greater Portland
Sweetser, Saco, Maine
Provides community-based services for children and families in need
Wayside Soup Kitchen/Preble Soup Kitchen, Portland, Maine
Fighting hunger and strengthening community by serving nutritious meals to those in need in the south Portland area
Gold Feather Scholarship Fund
Named after the Gold Feather core values at Camp Mataponi, the fund directly impacts the lives of young girls who otherwise would not be afforded the opportunity to experience the magic of Mataponi.
Camp Champions/ACA New England
Annual fund raising event that raises money to provide children in need from CT, MA,ME, NH, RI & VT the opportunity to thrive at summer camp.
Focus For A Future Inc/Camp Scholarships
Nonprofit organization that helps young people from under-served areas experience the unique benefits gained by attending residential summer camps