What is Dennen Week?
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 of this very special place. 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.
Director of Dennen Week - Josh Plati
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 completed his Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies from University of Southern Maine. He currently teaches fourth grade in Falmouth, Maine. He resides in Windham with his wife Heather and two children.
Dennen Week staff is made up of many of those who work at camp during the previous 7 weeks. Also many alumni come and volunteer their time, filling roles from cabin staff to camp chef. Many alumnus make Dennen Week an annual tradition, part of their way to give back to O-AT-KA community for the positive impact it had on their lives.
Dennen Week Forms & Information:
Medical Health History Form
Staff Information Form