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INTRODUCING THE KITA CENTER
OUR FUTURE "HOME FOR HEALING" 


The KITA organization has been renting facilities throughout Maine since its establishment in 2013. In 2021, we embarked on an ambitious journey of building our future home in order to offer more programs, serve more people, and provide more permanency.

On this property as "The Kita Center", we remain steadfastly committed to our mission of upstream suicide prevention, championing healing through intentional connection.

But first, we need your help.



CAMPAIGN GOAL: $3.4M

OUR PROJECT

The 28.5-acre property situated on Loon Pond in Acton, Maine is expected to include:

 

  • The Kita Commons

  • Kitchen

  • Wellness Center

  • Bathhouses

  • Kita Group Cabins

  • Staff and Retreat Cabins

  • Outdoor Playing Fields

  • Bunk Cabins

  • Create Cabin

  • Outdoor Pavilions

  • Welcome Center

  • Nature Education Building

  • Waterfront

  • Firepits

  • GAGA 

  • Walking Trails

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NAMING OPPORTUNITIES

Numerous possibilities exist at our future home  for donors or sponsors interested in having their name, or a memorial dedication, at the Loon Pond property.

 

Contact Sydney Mosher at smosher@campkita.com for more information, or secure your opportunity today

A PLACE FOR HEALING, HONORING, AND CONNECTION. 

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BENCHES

Benches encourage the culture of listening, community, and friendship at KITA or can memorialize a loved one.  

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BRICKS

Memorialize a loved one or pay tribute to a special summer at Camp Kita in a tangible way with a memorial brick on KITA’s new property.

WHY THIS PROPERTY IS SPECIAL:
  • Conveniently located 90 minutes from Boston, and 60 minutes to Portland, Maine .

  • Will be built with our specific population and programming in mind

  • 15% of Camp Kita’s historic camper population lives within 25 miles of Loon Pond

  • Facility capacity to increase KITA programs and served population and to share with external like-minded groups

  • Provides permanency and consistency

  • Provides a physical place for honoring, remembering, and building community

"A few years ago, I randomly googled "camps for kids whose parent died by suicide".  I don't really know why I did that but I got one hit:  Camp Kita.  After spending a few minutes reading about their mission, I instantly knew how important Camp Kita must be for the kids that attend and I made a donation.  If Camp Kita was around when I was a child, it would have dramatically improved the course of my life.

 

Please consider joining me in donating to the Loon Project. Your gift will make a significant and lifelong impact on the lives of the children who attend." 

 

Randall Reinwasser

LAND ACKNOWLEDGMENT

The word 'Kita' is an Abenaki-Penobscot word for “listen”.  The Loon Pond land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange among indigenous peoples for thousands of years and is the home of the Abenaki People. KITA honors, recognizes and respects these peoples, especially the Abenaki, as the traditional stewards of the lands and waters on which we gather today. In that spirit, today we will begin by acknowledging that we are guest in this land. We need to respect and help protect the lands within our use

 

While we build our resilience through community, it is important to us to reflect on a greater future of inclusivity. Land acknowledgements are a way for us to reflect upon the duality of our work— while we work within our team, our community, and with our campers to promote greater inclusivity and abolish inequities.

The Kita Center is proud to support Abenaki Helping Abenaki, Inc. 

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