The DaVinci Experience began as a home-based business in 1999 and has grown to serve 8 local Maine communities with over 25 employees. The mission is to bring science and art alive for children in fun and interactive ways. The business offers weeklong sessions for 4-15 year olds. Each group of similar aged campers is led by an experienced adult teacher and assisted by a teen-age counselor. Enrollment is limited to provide a small group atmosphere. Judy Crosby, owner and Director, has received help from SCORE over the years, starting with mentors Ernie Weiss, Natalia Robbins and Hall Thompson.
With the help of SCORE, DaVinci Experience has grown from a small home based business to a U.S. trademarked national company.
Meetings with Alan and Nancy have provided continuity and consistency as the company has transformed and grown its business operations. Like many small businesses, managing growth in uncertain economic times has had its challenges, but a focus on strategy, creative expansion and controlling costs has made the DaVinci Experience the premier Summer Day Camp for science & art in Maine.
"SCORE has helped me in so many ways, including teaching me about cash flow projections and the importance of a business plan.”