February 2019

Maine Summer Camps Listing

Our comprehensive guide to the camps that make summers in Maine so memorable. Find you summer camp at mainecamps.org

Camp with a Purpose

At first glance Camp Alsing looks like an average summer camp. Campers and counselors are in high spirits as they reenact a battle scene from Star Wars during one of the camp’s theme days. Laughter fills the warm air, and … Continue reading


It was negative-seven degrees when I arrived at an empty parking lot facing Mount Kineo from across Moosehead Lake. It was my first ice-fishing trip of the season, and I planned to launch my Mavic 2 Pro drone at sunrise. … Continue reading

A Peak at Sunday River

Just off the access road, not far from ski-bum meccas and rental shops, across a bridge over river rock, a dormer peaks up from a bend in Vista Road. Only upon turning down the driveway on the flipside of that … Continue reading

The Buxton Common

On a bleak late-December evening, the old farmhouse near the intersection of Routes 22 and 202 in Buxton glows invitingly from within, telling me even before I see the handsome gold-lettered sign on the front lawn that we’ve arrived at the … Continue reading

Beside the Tides

We’ve hit the road in the last week of the camping season, before state park campgrounds close ahead of the winter snow. The plan is to go as far as we can, following Route 1 along the coast to find … Continue reading

Bring the Family

Stately, calm, and looking very much at home in the shade of the towering lakeside pines, 78-year-old Pat Coughlan—patriarch of the family-run Kingsley Pines summer camp in the Sebago Lake region—gazes out over Panther Pond’s sparkling water and reminisces about … Continue reading

Cultivating Diverse Creativity

Since Daniel and Marcia Minter moved to Maine from Chicago 15 years ago, they have watched the state’s art scene change significantly. A scene that was once saturated with white males artists with a penchant for painting landscapes is now … Continue reading

Guiding the Next Generation

Deep in the woods of Oquossoc, determined teenagers are hunched over small piles of smoking wood. The late-July sun is high, and the kids are sweating as they hack at water-soaked chunks of wood, cutting them into ragged pieces of … Continue reading