August 14-20, 2016
Dennen Week is a special one week program for boys grades 6-10 at Camp O-AT-KA in Sebago, Maine. It is a week of regular camp, with normal camp activities, but is held for those that would otherwise be unable to afford camp tuition. The Dennen Week Program is modeled on our founder’s original vision Camp O-AT-KA. The Reverend Ernest Dennen firmly believed that given the right opportunity, in the right environment, every boy would be able to raise his sights and aspirations to loftier goals. Dennen Week allows deserving boys the chance to experience the benefits of camp life, that may have otherwise missed such an opportunity.
Dennen Week Campers are recommended by their teachers, guidance counselors, friends, and spiritual leaders as exemplary and deserving of this honor through our application process. They possess exceptional abilities to work and play with their peers in a positive way, maintain respectful and rewarding relationships with adults, and have been identified as the present and future leaders of their communities. We strive to serve our local area, and over 90 percent of our campers are from the neighborhoods of Southern Maine.
The Dennen Week staff is made up of many of those who work at the traditional summer camp during the previous 7 weeks. Also many alumni come and volunteer their time, filling roles from cabin staff to the camp chef! Participating in Dennen Week is an annual tradition for many O-AT-KA alumni an
d part of how they give back to the community that had such a positive impact on their lives.
Meet the Director:
Joshua Plati is the director of Dennen Week. Josh has been an elementary teacher for the last seventeen years. He graduated from Hamilton College and completed his Masters of Arts in Teaching from Simmons College. Additionally, Josh has his Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies from University of Southern Maine. As a collegiate swimmer, one of his great passions is coaching swimming; as well as serving as a town soccer and baseball coach to his children’s teams. He currently teaches fourth grade in Falmouth, Maine. He resides in Windham, Maine with his wife Heather – who is the Director of Advancement at Camp O-AT-KA – and their two children.
Dennen Week Forms & Information: