Greenland Point Center Seeks Board Members

By Jayna Smith

Several hundred kids pass through the various camps offered at Greenland Point Center (GPC) each year.  Located in Princeton, it aims to promote healthy lifestyles and environmental stewardship by providing all children and adults with a natural setting and programs that teach outdoor skills, leadership, ethics, and alternatives to substance abuse.  

To help guide and direct GPC and its functions, a strong board of directors is necessary, and now, Executive Director Jon Speed said GPC is looking for people to fill vacancies on its board.  "We are actively looking for people for the board of directors," he said.  "We like somebody who loves the outdoors and loves children and knows the importance of conservation."  He said anyone is welcome to inquire about sitting on the board, and encourages people to give him a call to learn more.  

In addition to enjoying the outdoors and wanting children to be provided with recreation and education, those interested in joining Greenland Point Center's Board of Directors should be committed to sharing their time and expertise and be enthusiastic of GPC and its offerings.  

Vice President of the Board of Directors is Marcia Hayward.  She has shared her positive views of GPC with two co-workers who have now shown an interest in joining the board; however, the two have agreed to attend a meeting first before committing to ensure GPC is a good fit for them.  "What they bring to the table would be an asset to us," she said.  

Hayward explained, "I fell in love with Greenland Point Center the first time I set foot there.  I have sent my granddaughter there and I have seen some of the interactions that Jon has and the counselors and kids who go there have. I think the service provided at Greenland Point gives the opportunity to get our kids away from electronic gizmos and devices and gets their hands dirty to learn something valuable about their surroundings and the way they treat each other and their environment."

The camps for children age 6 to age 17 allow the youth not only the opportunity to have fun, but also the opportunity to gain self-esteem, leadership qualities, and friendships.  There are also activities for adults, including a women's weekend, among others, planned for this year.  


Those who feel they may be a good fit for Greenland Point Center's Board of Directors can call Executive Jon Speed at (207) 796-2341.  Donations to the organization to help kids attend camp are always needed as well and are tax deductible.  Contributions in any amount can be mailed to GPC, PO Box 333, Princeton, ME  04668.