Koping Kat

Give your child a fun opportunity to learn skills for managing anxiety. Through nature-based mindfulness activities and Coping Cat, an evidence-based cognitive-behavioral curriculum, children will learn techniques for recognizing and coping with anxious thoughts and feelings. Kids will have the chance to practice these skills both in-session and through home assignments. Parents will be updated on their child’s progress and given activities to use at home.  

Ages 8-12

Spring Sessions

Lynxes: 2/24/20 – 4/13/20
Mondays, 4-6pm
The Lynxes group is for girls and anyone who is transgender or non-binary.

*Limited to 8 children  

Coon Cats: 2/26/20 – 4/15/20
Wednesdays, 4-6pm
The Coon Cats Group is for boys and anyone who is transgender or non-binary.

*Limited to 8 children


Cost*                                                             Registration


Regular: $175                                                               Please email Madeleine Weatherhead:

After School Care: $75*                                             mweatherhead@campketcha.org


* Scholarships Available   
*Discount  for kids currently
enrolled in after school care


Group Leaders


Madeleine Weatherhead

BA Social Psychology, Wilderness First Responder

Madeleine recently moved back to Maine after spending the last two years in Hawaii creating pro-social, trauma-informed programming for at-risk girls. An avid outdoors person, she has hiked the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Northwest Trail. She is passionate about connecting people to the therapeutic benefits of the outdoors.

Jack Kimball

BS Environmental Science and Policy, Wilderness First Responder

Jack brings 12 years of experience working with youth as an environmental educator with Chewonki and Maine Audubon, a martial arts instructor, and in home support for developmentally disabled kids. He enjoys helping kids find the tools they need to be happy and successful. In his free-time, Jack can be found trekking across mountains and paddling the rivers of Maine.

Katie Ferrara


Katie is currently working on a degree at USM in Social and Behavioral Sciences with a concentration in early childhood education and a minor in leadership studies. She has been a camp counselor at Camp Ketcha for the past three years where she loves working with kids to cultivate confidence and exploration.