On a warm evening last summer, four other counselors and I piled into my CR-V with a backpack stuffed with s’more ingredients from the camp kitchen. We headed west on Route 302 out of Bridgton, Maine, and arrived at Pleasant Mountain, home of the Shawnee Peak ski area, about an hour before sunset. We flicked…

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Last summer I took a cabin full of 11- and 12-year-old campers on a hike. Most of them had never hiked before, so we went to nearby Sabattus Mountain in Lovell, Maine. The 1.4-mile loop gains just over 1,000 feet of elevation. The hike was so easy that I almost felt guilty for being rewarded…

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