Sugarloafer Since merchandise is back!

Actually, it never left. But we are sure you know of someone special who would love a Sugarloafer Since fleece, LL Bean tote, or cool hat to flaunt their time at their favorite mountain. Click on the link to the right (under “Pages”) to view the description of items and to place your order.

Feel free to also email us with inquiries or orders: Orders processed by NOV 30th will be ready for Holiday gift giving. Orders placed after Nov 30th will be ready for the New Year.

Annual Golf Tournament Thursday, August 8th, 1:30pm

It finally feels like summer up here in the mountains! With the arrival of summer also comes the annual Golf Tournament fundraising event for Western Maine Center for Children held at the Sugarloaf Golf Club. The format is a shotgun start with an after-party reception at The Rack, a local restaurant and watering hole. All proceeds are used locally towards the ongoing success of our early education and child care programs at WMCFC.

This year’s event is set for Thursday, August 8th at the Sugarloaf Golf Club in Carrabassett Valley, ME. It will be a 1:30 shotgun start. Cost to register is $55 for members/ $105 non-members. Teams may pre-register with Paypal below, or by emailing WMCFC. Registration will also be open mid-morning the day of the tournament at the Sugarloaf Golf Club.

There will be a putting contest and a number of great prizes for the winning teams. There will also be a small auction at the after-party with 10+ items ranging from local off-road Segway tours to gift certificates from LL Bean, and services/products from local craftsmen/craftswomen.

To Register or FMI, please email or call 207-237-3223 to leave a message and we will return your call. We are excited for a great day of golf for a great cause!

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Thank you!!!

We wish to thank everyone who purchased tickets to our Spring Raffle this year, and to all who spread the word to make this event a success. WMCFC child care is a significant part of the Sugarloaf community and the support is truly appreciated by all of our families with children in the programs.

The winning tickets were drawn at The Rack prior to a performance by The Outerspace Band on Sunday evening. Our lucky winners were Bailey Sitz, Christine Proulx, Sarah Strunk, and Mary Gregor. They will have one more fun activity to add to their summer schedule this year thanks to the generous donations of prizes by Kip Files/Victory Chimes, Jay Reynolds/Southport Charters LLC, and Keith Deschambeault/Acadian Seaplanes.

If you have some time, please check out the websites below to learn more about these businesses and the neat trips they provide:

Thanks again to all, and we hope you get a chance to enjoy some of this great spring skiing!!!

2013 “Fab Four” Spring Raffle

The drawing for our Raffle is this Sunday, April 14th!!! We have not one, but FOUR GREAT PRIZES this year, and it is easier than ever to enter! Proceeds from the raffle remain in Carrabassett Valley to support early childhood education programs at WMCFC.


A Floatplane ride for 4 people in Rangeley, ME from Acadian Seaplanes ($260 value)
A day charter in Boothbay Harbor for fishing or sightseeing with Southport Charters (4 person max, $500 value)
$100 gift card to L.L. Bean
A 4-day cruise aboard the Victory Chimes, sailing out of Rockland, ME (2 person max, $1400 value)

We have two levels of tickets: 1-for-$10 or 3-for-$25

*Complete an entry form at the following locations at Sugarloaf:
-Gondi Village Child Care
-Sugarloaf Guest Services in the Baselodge
-Birchwood Interiors in Village West
-WMCFC in the Carrabassett Valley Community Building

*Pick up an entry form at various locations around the Carrbassett Valley area and mail your completed entry with payment to:
WMCFC Raffle
3209 Carrabassett Drive, #2
Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947

Thank you, and Good Luck!!!

Community Matters More voting is now open

Click here to cast your vote in BSB Community Matters More

If you’ve never taken part in this opportunity before, now is the time. Western Maine Center for Children is a write-in candidate under the “Western” group for a donation from Bangor Savings Bank as part of the Community Matters More program. (Details are in the link below). This generous program helps support a lot of non-profits throughout the State. Thank you in advance for taking the time to consider participating :)

TerraCycle at WMCFC…Join Us!

WMCFC is participating in the TerraCycle program which collects items that are usually thrown in the trash, in order to recycle and at the same time, earn money for our programs. We are currently collecting the following items:

Drink Pouches (like Capri Sun, for example)
Yogurt Containers
Cookie Packaging
Chip Bags
Energy Bar Wrappers
Cell Phones
Digital Cameras
Spread Containers
Ink Jets

Our fearless “Brigade” leader is Marcia White. For more information check out the TerraCycle website and start collecting! The kids and the Earth will thank you!

3rd Annual Golf Tournament, Thursday, August 9th

WMCFC will be hosting its 3rd Annual Golf Tournament this coming August 9, 2012 at the Sugarloaf Golf Club in Carrabassett Valley. If you’ve never played Sugarloaf, now would be the perfect time. Great golf and great prizes for a great cause! All proceeds directly benefit early education and after-school programs for local children and their families.

Cost to play is $75 for non-members and $50 for members, with a 1:30pm shotgun. The after-party will be at The Rack this year, for the awarding of prizes and live-auction with fun items including a picnic basket from Jano, a private golf lesson, private ski lesson, and a 16-person Cat ride mid-week at Sugarloaf this ski season. There will also be a putting contest for the chance to win a trip to Hawaii!

    To register, contact Chris Proulx:
    tel, 207-232-9374

Thank you to the many businesses and individuals that have sponsored this event! We really couldn’t do it without you :)
The Rack
Proulx Insurance
The Bag & Kettle
Valley Gas & Oil Company
Carrabassett Valley Academy
Poland Spring

Happy Summer!

Black Fly season is coming to an end and summer is upon us as of today. There is a lot going on up here in the coming months, with the Stratton Family Festival in June and Kingfield Days in July. The kids here at Western Maine Center for Children have been enjoying the playground more and more each day with all the great weather we’ve been having and since our tadpoles grew into little frogs, we took a field trip to release them back into the wild. The plants in our garden are growing and life is good here at WMCFC!

For the older set, Outdoor Adventure Camp in Carrabassett Valley will be starting the week of July 9th. This camp is geared for kids aged 4-13 years and runs weekly through August 17th. The camp offers overnight trips for ages 8 and up as well as great hikes, and age appropriate activities for all the kids including swim, tennis, golf and others. For more information contact Marcia White at 207-237-6909 or email It’s a perfect reason to come on up and spend some time at your “winter” place for a week and enjoy the beauty of Carrabassett Valley in the summer time.

If you have younger children that are not quite old enough for Outdoor Adventure Camp, feel free to give WMCFC a call for child care services. We are open M-Th and would be happy to see some new faces.

Easy ways to give

A few easy ways to give…and please remind others to, also!

Good Search/Good Shop
Use the GoodSearch search engine or GoodShop when you shop online and type in Western Maine Center for Children as the benefactor. You can even download the toolbar to your computer so it automatically uses GoodSearch.

The “Bottle Box”
Our bottle redemption box is situated in the front of the Mountainside Grocery store (to the right of the front door). The store is located at the bottom of the Sugarloaf Access Road.

As always, thank you for your support! The little things really do add up!