About Us.

Founded in 1968, The Main Idea has successfully created an atmosphere that builds self-confidence, promotes leadership skills, and provides a trusting and secure environment where campers learn to live together, set new goals, and enjoy the natural splendor surrounding them.

Each year, about 120 girls attend Main Idea, and more than sixty-five percent of these are returning campers. Many come back as staff members – working their way up from camper to junior counselor, to counselor aide, and finally to counselor. The young women are thrilled to have the opportuntity to give back to a place that has given them so much.