a group of campers posing after a community service event

Community Service

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.

Group of Mataponi campers wearing orange work gloves
Mason jars labeled for World of Change

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

Colorfully painted jugs sit in a row on a shelf
Campers do food prep during community service