Down East February 2014

February 2014

The table of contents from the February 2014 issue of Down East.



Come on! Let’s go to camp.


When I Went to Summer Camp…

Erstwhile summer campers share their lasting, embarrassing, warm, and love-struck moments from their time at this iconic Maine institution.


Up to Camp

The Maine camp is not just a place. It’s a state of mind.


The Survivors

In Aroostook County, a ragtag troop of recent veterans converges on a wilderness school for nine weeks of camping, canoeing, and self-discovery. Can they find what they’re looking for in the Maine North Woods?



Where in Maine?

Can you identify this beloved beach?


Editor’s Note

The true magic of camp is not the place itself.


Letters to the Editor

What You Said


Your Maine

What does “camp” mean to you?


Got (Moose) Milk?

A UN report touts moose juice as an alternative to cow milk.


What’s in a Picture

Leader of the Pack


Treasured Toilet

What will become of the crumbling commode at Seal Harbor Beach?


Riding the Big Gray Wave

Maine faces the challenges of being the oldest state in the nation.


The Architect of Simple Living

William Coperthwaite’s exquisite yurts were expressions of a much bigger idea.


Lakeside Retreat

A Camden cottage is refurbished for contemporary lifestyles without losing its relaxed spirit.


Double Trouble

Identical twins Mike and Geoff Howe have devised a line of extreme vehicles that have taken them way off road.


The Secret Pleasure of Snow Days

By limiting our choices, a blizzard provides sweet respite from the workaday world.


Grammy’s Country Inn

The key to Grammy’s success? Two words: quality and quantity.


King of the Air

Freeskiing champion Simon Dumont talks Maine, tricks, and the Winter Olympics.


February Calendar

Go Here. Do this. See that.


From Our Archives: February 2006

A look back at Down East eight years ago.