Maine Camps Listing
A Comprehensive Guide
ACADIA INSTITUTE OF OCEANOGRAPHY
Seal Harbor | acadiainstitute.com
Located in the heart of Mount Desert Island, and right by Acadia National Park, this program offers students ages 10 through 18 the chance to immerse themselves in the study of oceanography through one- or two-week sessions that range from introductory to advanced.
ACADIA MOUNTAIN GUIDES ROCK CLIMBING AND ADVENTURE CAMPS
Orono | climbacadia.org
One of the first camps to employ professional climbing guides as camp staff, Acadia Mountain Guides offers day and overnight adventure-based camps for ages 7 through 18. Rock climbing, whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, camping, primitive skills, and environmental stewardship are some of the many skills taught to campers.
Poland | agassizvillage.org
Agassiz Village was founded 80 years ago to give children the opportunity of a transformative and fun overnight camp experience. The camp welcomes campers ages 8 through 17 and focuses on underserved children. Programs are led by competent, caring staff and include traditional camp activities and teen leadership programs on Lake Thompson.
Brunswick | apogeeadventures.com
Brunswicks Apogee Adventures offers hiking, bicycling, community service, and writing programs in spectacular outdoor locations throughout the United States, Caribbean, and Europe to students between the ages of 11 and 18. The camps focus is on the development of confidence and community- mindedness.
ALFORD LAKE CAMP
Hope | alfordlakecamp.com
Alford Lake Camp is a traditional residential camp for girls ages 8 through 15. Founded in 1907, ALC offers a community filled with fun, friendship, adventure, lifetime skills, international trips for older campers, and a chance to unplug and experience the beauty of Maine.
Mapleton | baptistpark.net
Operated by supporting evangelical churches and with a Christian camping focus, this summer camp welcomes kids of any denominational background. Sessions are one week long and feature a variety of themes and age ranges. Each week focuses on a different aspect of the summer camp experience, also offering themed Bible lessons and guest speakers.
BIRCH ROCK CAMP
Waterford | birchrock.org
Set apart by its sizeonly 80 boysand its focus on noncompetitive achievement,Birch Rock Camp has offered traditional camp activities since 1926. Birch Rock provides a nurturing place where boys can truly enjoy boyhood, disconnect from the electronic world,and reconnect to the natural wonders of life.
BLUEBERRY COVE 4-H CAMP
Tenants Harbor | umaine.edu/tanglewood
Campers choose among four programs: marine science, creative arts, outdoor skills, and coastal agriculture. Tenants Harbors Blueberry Cove is a beautiful coastal setting with swimming beaches, tide flats, forests, meadows, and a harbor and islands to explore for youth ages 4 to 17.
BREAKWATER SCHOOL VACATION CAMPS
Portland | breakwaterschool.org
Breakwaters Summer Camp offers a variety of programming in visual and performing arts, sports, dance, trapeze, outdoor adventure, robotics and engineering, filmmaking, and more.
BRIDGTON SPORTS CAMP
North Bridgton | bridgtonsportscamp.com
For those who want to perfect a jump shot, hone a swing, or boost their speed, Bridgton Sports Camp is a premier sports facility that offers both majors (soccer, hockey, lacrosse, baseball, and soccer) and minors (everything from archery to waterskiing). Each session is three weeks and jam-packed with activities at the camps state-of-the-art facilities.
Raymond | campagawam.org
Founded in 1919, Camp Agawam is a seven-week residential camp for boys located on beautiful Crescent Lake in Raymond (30 miles from Portland). Boys participate in a wide variety of traditional camp activities. Agawam places primary focus on leadership, self-concept, decision-making, responsibility, and citizenship.
Kents Hill | campallstar.com
Camp All-Star is located in the beautiful Kents Hill School campus and offers over 30 different sports and activities. The camp is coed with children ages 8 to 16, and there is one counselor for every three campers. Campers customize their schedules and can participate in ice hockey, waterskiing, basketball, tennis, archery, and more.
Wayne | campandro.com
Located on a 120-acre lakeside campus, Androscoggin is the summer home for 275 boys ages 8 through 15 and 100 staff members. One seven-week session (first-year campers can enroll for four weeks) offers a wide range of team sports, individual activities, and an extensive trip program. Boys can participate in every activity and also specialize in their favorites.
Casco | camparcadia.com
Over 350 acres provide the ideal out-of-doors environment for 170 girls from 12 different countries. Basic activities include boating, campcraft, and swimming, while elective activities include a literary journal called Chipmunk Chatter, gymnastics, knitting, and diving.
Mount Desert Island
Camp Beech Cliff is a summer day camp and recreation facility on 50 acres bordering Acadia National Park and Echo Lake. They offer traditional and specialty programs for summer campers ages 5 through 15, including dog sledding, lobstering, and the Junior Maine Guide program. Through Acadia Leadership Institute at Camp Beech Cliff, year-round activities are available, including custom adventure excursions, challenge course experiences, trainings, and more.
Dyer Island | berwick.org
Based on a 750-acre island, Camp Berwick is run by the Berwick Boys Foundation.The camps goal is to help teenage boys develop physically, mentally, and morally through a summer camp experience of living and working alongside their peers. Activities include outdoor living, forestry, carpentry, seamanship, mechanics, cooking, first aid, and constructionall with an emphasis on leadership.
Hope | bishopswood.org
Camp Bishopswood, located on the shores of Lake Megunticook, welcomes campers regardless of religious affiliation. Responsible community living and stewardship of all creation is emphasized in all aspects of camp life. Programs include archery, swimming, boating, crafts, campouts, nature study, camper kitchen projects, sailing, sports and games, and performing arts.
Dedham | campcapella.org
This four-season camp is open to children, teens, and adults with physical and developmental disabilities. Programs are offered in day and overnight sessions. The camp also collaborates with the Lucerne Inn and the Ronald McDonald House so that families can accompany children on vacation.
Winslow | campcaribou.com
This camp is family owned and operated. With 200 acres and a mile and a half of lakefront on Lake Pattee, Camp Caribou offers boys specialized sports instruction and a wide variety of activity choices. Campers enjoy a warm, nurturing, fun environment while spending their summer on the beautiful peninsula.
Casco | campcedar.com
Founded almost 60 years ago, Camp Cedar welcomes 270 boys ages 8 to 15 each summer. While there, campers enjoy topnotch athletic training as well as Maines natural pursuits. Activities include weekly trips around the state, organized team sports, archery, biking, golf, sailing, fishing, and a craft center.
Monmouth | campcobbossee.com
This boys sports camp offers two four-week sessions. Campers are athletically driven with an interest in improving their skills and learning new techniques. Camp Cobbossee also offers an adventure program, in which boys spend nights outdoors learning how to pitch a tent, cook on an open fire, and bond with other campers.
CAMP AT THE EASTWARD
Starks | campattheeastward.org
A Christian camp located on 59 secluded and wooded acres, Camp at the Eastward offers a rustic setting with a chapel in the woods, an arts and crafts building, campfire circles, and an adventure/ropes course. The camp is operated by the youth ministry of Mission at the Eastward, and campers are encouraged to take part in the faith-based community.
Sweden | encore-coda.com
Owned and operated by the Saltman family for 66 years, this camp features music study of every size and style, including band, orchestra, chorus, jazz band, jazz choir, chamber music, rock band, private lessons, and many concerts. It is set on beautiful lakefront and has programming for campers ages 9 though 17.
Poland | campfernwood.com
Founded in 1921, Fernwood is an all-girls camp on Lake Thompson. Campers choose from over 36 activities offered in an environment that promotes social and emotional growth. Activities include on-site horseback riding, silver jewelry-making, rock climbing, competitive sports, waterskiing, tennis, theater, dance, gymnastics, archery, studio arts, and more.
Brooks | campforestmaine.com
Camp Forest has a wilderness educational day and expedition summer camp with programing that is overseen by a Registered Maine Guide; campers can receive Maine Woodsman badges. The camps educational system teaches campers about the connection between nature and community, and its open teaching style helps children find their inner passion for learning.
Weld | kawanhee.com
Located on Western Maines Webb Lake, Camp Kawanhee is an all-boys camp that offers classic Maine tripping in addition to dozens of activities ranging from tennis to ropes courses. In operation since 1921, Camp Kawanhee has dropped camper uniforms but held fast to traditions like Saturday night campfires and Sunday evening Vespers.
Scarborough | campketcha.org
Camp Ketcha is a traditional day camp for ages 3 to14. Offerings include horsemanship camps and specialty camps for ages 6 to 14, with swimming and swim lessons, archery, arts and crafts, environmental education, outdoor living skills, sports, drama, and music. Campers can enroll full- or part-time, and the camp offers transportation as well.
Monmouth | kippewa.com
At Camp Kippewa girls ages 7 to 15 create their own weekly schedules, participating in six activities daily. These include an extensive arts program and daily riding lessons with the onsite equestrian program. Campers enjoy the natural setting of Maine with ocean sailing trips, beach days, wilderness hikes, and canoe trips.
CAMP LAUGHING LOON
East Waterboro | camplaughingloon.com
Camp Laughing Loon is a nonprofit summer day camp for boys and girls located in Southern Maine on beautiful Little Ossipee Lake in East Waterboro, just 30 minutes from Saco/Biddeford. The camps mission is to offer a quality day camp experience for children who have completed first grade through age 12.
Readfield | camplaurel.com
Camp Laurel, a seven-week coed childrens camp on Echo Lake in Readfield, is known for cutting-edge programming in a family atmosphere. There is an extensive athletics program, 15 tennis courts, a new equestrian facility with 20 horses, and an outdoor tripping program.
CAMP LAUREL SOUTH
Casco | camplaurelsouth.com
Camp Laurel South is a four- week coed childrens camp on Crescent Lake in Casco. The camp takes great pride in its camper-centered program that is based on a philosophy that each child is a unique individual. Campers can enjoy a diverse waterfront, sports, arts, theater productions, and adventure activities, among many other traditional activities.
Oakland | campmanitou.com
This summer camp for boys features a balanced program of land, water, and creative activities plus a comprehensive leadership program for older campers. Manitous friendly, supportive, and enthusiastic atmosphere ensures that each camper feels comfortable and gets the most out of his camp experience. The camp also hosts a father-son weekend in August and an off-season director- facilitated winter program.
Naples | campmataponi.com
Mataponi is a seven-week girls residential camp that offers the full range of camp activities. Highlights include its waterfront, land sports, horseback riding, and adventure/ropes course. Most importantly, it offers girls the chance to grow in a nurturing, low-pressure atmosphere, emphasizing fun, friendship, and group living.
Smithfield | matoaka.com
Since 1951, Camp Matoaka has been dedicated to providing girls from around the world with a summer away from home. The camp is a place where they will enrich their characters, while developing everlasting friendships. This is what camp is all about.
Winthrop | mechuwana.org
With more than 40 week-long camps, Mechuwana really does provide something for everyone. There are special programs in camping, canoeing, Native American studies, swimming, and hiking. Everyday activities at this United Methodist Church-sponsored camp include arts and crafts, night walks, boating, and field games.
Washington | medolark.com
This arts camp emphasizes the discovery and development of self through choice and self-expression. There are no camp sports competitions or tournaments. Instead, campers participate in performances and presentations each evening where they can share their burgeoning talents and interests.
Bridgton | campmicah.com
Boys and girls ages 7 to 15 come to Micah each summer for sessions ranging from two to seven weeks in duration. The camp offers sports, waterfront, ropes, arts, tripping, and more. Judaism is woven into the fabric of life at Micah by connecting campers to their rich Jewish heritage.
Belgrade | modin.com
Situated in the beautiful Belgrade Lakes region, this Jewish camp features a staff of 170, instruction in over 60 activities, a 13,000-square- foot recreation center, four tournament boats, a photography lab, and much more. A private coed camp, its kitchen is strictly kosher.
CAMP NASHOBA NORTH
Raymond | campnashoba.com
Nashoba is a traditional, coed camp with something for all 190 campers ages 7 to 17. Campers will experience spectacular water sports, tennis, soccer, theater, dance, archery, art, pottery, photography, woodworking, basketball, baseball, rock-climbing, hiking trips and more. There is also horseback riding and golf. At this family-owned camp, the staff is energetic, the atmosphere supportive, and the facility modern and beautiful.
Millinocket | girlscoutsofmaine.org
Camp Natarswi is a 30-acre wilderness paradise in the shadow of Katahdin. Natarswi is for girls seeking a true North Woods experience. Campers enjoy the natural beauty and 200,000 acres of trails, forests, ponds, and streams in Baxter State Park. Other features include sailing, hiking trips, and rock climbing.
Montville | campneofa.org
The Odd Fellows and Rebekahs of the Northeast Odd Fellows Association sponsor Camp NEOFA, a coed wilderness camp for children ages 8 through 14. Campers can enjoy the outdoors by swimming or boating on 2,300 feet of waterfront on Trues Pond in Montville or taking a hike through 100 acres. Campers experience nature, arts and crafts, sports, fishing, archery, campfires, and home-cooked meals.
CAMPS NEWFOUND AND OWATONNA
Harrison | newfound-owatonna.com
Brother and sister camps with a focus on Christian Science, Camp Newfound is girls only while Owatonna is for boys only. Both camps feature the traditional camp activities of boating, swimming, lifeguard training, and sports, while also offering street hockey, rock climbing, wakeboarding, and creative pastimes.
CAMP NORTH STAR OF MAINE
Poland Spring | campnorthstarmaine.com
At Camp North Starvalues comes first: respect, independence, caring, honor, and spirit. Our mature and supportive staff encourages each camper to discover their individuality and develop the best version of themselves. Campers experience endless activity options in flexible two-, three-, four-, five- or seven- week-long sessions for boys and girls.
Sebago | campoatka.com
At this nonprofit summer camp, boys ranging in age from 8 to 16 can participate in activities like campcraft, fishing, baseball, lacrosse, drama, stained glass, woodworking, and scuba training. Additionally, all campers go on at least one overnight trip per session.
Harrison | pinecliffe.com
Founded almost a century ago, this all-girls camp is open to children ages 7 through 15. Girls are encouraged to become the best they can be while at camp. The overriding message hangs on a plaque in the main bunk: Do the thing that counts and then dont count it.
Raymond | camppinehurst.com
Facing the sunset on the sandy shores of Crescent Lake, Camp Pinehurst is a traditional coed summer camp. In its third generation of Curtis family ownership and directorship, Camp Pinehurst is designed to offer children a quality camping experience at an affordable price.
Bridgton | girlscoutsofmaine.org
Camp Pondicherry offers exciting experiences for girls ages 7 to 17 in the foothills of the White Mountains in Bridgton. Dynamic programs include archery, horseback riding, boating, and swimming on private Adams Pond. Girls explore the outdoors, while building confidence and character under the careful eyes of trained and caring staff.
Belgrade Lakes | runoia.com
Camp Runoia is where girls find fun and adventure at camp in the Belgrade Lakes area. Runoia focuses on building community and lifelong skills. The camp offers an outstanding riding program, wilderness trips, sailing, arts, waterfront programs, and much more. Many campers return for multiple summers.
Naples | skylemar.com
Camp Skylemar is a place where boys from across the country share in a summer of topnotch athletic instruction and individualized attention, surrounded by 200 wooded acres overlooking the White Mountains and Trickey Pond.
Farmington | asmonline.org
The Autism Society of Maine offers a summer camp program for children ages 5 to 15 with autism spectrum disorders. The purpose of this program is to help develop communication skills and peer relationships in a social group setting.
Casco | campsunshine.org
Camp Sunshine, nestled along the shores of Sebago Lake and primarily staffed by caring volunteers, provides a year- round camping experience to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Each family is sponsored for a free week of camp by an individual, civic group, corporation, or foundation. The sponsorship for one family is $2,000.
CAMP SUSAN CURTIS
Stoneham | susancurtisfoundation.org
Camp Susan Curtis offers two weeks of tuition-free experiential learning in a residential camp environment exclusively to economically disadvantaged Maine children referred through their schools. Operated by the Susan L. Curtis Charitable Foundation and funded through donations, CSC promotes the habits and skills critical to lifelong achievement in boys and girls ages 8 to 17.
Naples | camptakajo.com
Since 1947 the emphasis at Camp Takajo has remained the same: building character in todays boys. The twelve camp ideals include integrity, loyalty, self-reliance, and sportsmanship. These ideals are reinforced daily through sports, waterfront activities, hobbies, an extensive tripping program, and camp-wide activities that foster a sense of brotherhood.
Sweden | camptapawingo.com
Set on a beautiful, private 200-acre plot in southwestern Maine, Tap considersitself a summer family. Activities include a zip line, a private lakefront, tennis courts, archery, and dance. Campers also get to explore the rest of Maine through hiking, horseback riding, and whitewater rafting trips throughout the state.
Raymond | camptimanous.com
Boys return home more self- confident, independent, and self-sufficient after spending an unplugged summer at Timanous. The camps small size ensures personal attention, and campers choose from a wide array of activities from waterfront to camping trips. Campers represent 25 states and 9 countries, and many campers and counselors return summer after summer.
CAMP TO BELONG
Waterford | camptobelong.org
Camp To Belong Maine reunites brothers and sisters who are separated by foster care or adoption for a week at camp. Participants experience typical activities as well as signature events focused on sibling relationships.
Fayette | campvega.com
Camp Vega is a girls camp on Echo Lake founded in 1936. With over 300 acres of forest and a mile of lakefront, Vega becomes a summer home for girls, where they can be themselves. Campers can choose from an array of traditional and specialized camp activities.
Denmark | campwalden.com
A 100-year-old traditional camp where 160 girls respect and support each other and always try their best. Campers participate in daily activities, extensive wilderness trips, team sports, a color war, musical theater, and other special events. Waldenites live for fun, friendships, and the new experiences that each summer brings.
CAMP WAWENOCK FOR GIRLS
Raymond | campwawenock.com
Wawenock is a welcoming camp family that celebrates each girls unique skills and personality and empowers her to be her best self. Girls gain the confidence needed to explore who they are, challenge themselves to take healthy risks, and to learn and grow, building life-long, twenty- first-century skills.
Waterford | wazi.com
Disney selected Camp Waziyatah for the hit television series Bug Juice. Wazis welcoming atmosphere is based on values of courtesy, integrity, respect, and responsibility. Kids 6 to 16 choose from over 30 activities while making lifelong friendships, experiencing personal growth, and having tons of fun.
Hartford | campwekeela.com
Camp Wekeela, a coed camp, features a safe, fun, nurturing environment in a bucolic mountain lake setting. Core components include waterskiing, tennis, outdoor adventure, land-and watersports, creative performing, culinary arts, and weekly trips around Northern New England. Wekeela creates strong loyal bonds. Campers become family.
Waterford | campwigwam.com
Founded in 1910, Camp Wigwam is a traditional boys camp in southwestern Maine on the sandy shores of Bear Lake. Boys ages 8 through 16 enjoy crafts, sports, and a world-class waterskiing program. Tennis and golf lessons are offered daily, with nine-hole golf outings arranged five days a week to one of four local courses.
Bridgton | campwildwood.com
Campers enjoy beautiful views of Shawnee Peak while spending their summer at this Woods Pond all-boys camp. Ropes, BMX, sailing, fishing, all team sports (including ice hockey), creative arts, along with daily swimming and tennis lessons, ensure that Wildwood is the place where all boys will flourish, as they have since 1953.
Fayette | campwinnebago.com
For nearly a century, Camp Winnebago has offered boys ages 8 to 15 a safe, positive, and creative environment where they develop both physically and socially through participation in a broad range of land- and watersports, wilderness adventure, and individual activities. Winnebago is not for the boy who can but for the boy who will.
Raymond | wohelo.com
Wohelo girls camp offers over a mile of shorefront on crystal-clear Sebago Lake with western views of the White Mountains. The founding family has run the camp for more than 100 years, and during that time, it has never wavered from the commitment to fostering personal growth among campers through a noncompetitive and friendly atmosphere.
CENTER DAY CAMP
North Windham | centerdaycamp.org
Affiliated with the Jewish Community Alliance, Center Day Camp, founded in 1948, is located on 27 acres along the shores of Sebago Lake Basin. CDC offers a traditional camp experience in a day camp setting. Day camp is open to ages 3.5 to 15; there is a three- day option for campers entering preschool.
Wiscasset | chewonki.org
Chewonkis Camp for Boys is a traditional summer camp on the Maine coast for 8- to 15-year- olds. The camp also offers girls wilderness adventures and coed wilderness trips for teens. Small groups promote personal growth, strong friendships, teamwork, and an appreciation for the natural world. This year marks the camps centennial.
CHOP POINT SUMMER CAMP
Woolwich | choppointcamp.com
Chop Point is a traditional coed camp geared just for teens. Campers take part in activities like sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, soccer, photography, and arts and crafts. They experience trips around New England that include hiking, biking, canoeing, or sightseeing to many locations.
THE DAVINCI EXPERIENCE SCIENCE AND ART DAY CAMPS
Falmouth | davinciexperience.com
DaVinci Experience Science and Art Day Camps are for ages 4 to 15. Experienced teachers lead small coed groups in weekly in-depth explorations of exciting themes that include hands-on science experiments and art projects. Certified teachers have developed over 45 themes. The camps have sites in Brunswick, Falmouth, Yarmouth’s Cousins Island, Cape Elizabeth, Freeport, and Westbrook.
DRAGONS EYE ADVENTURES
Brunswick | dragonseyeadventures.com
Dragons Eye offers summer mysteries full of myth and magic. Each adventure unfolds as a story, with participants acting as detectives on a mission to save the world. Live-action games, codes and ciphers, and beautiful art projects bring each story to life.
Harrison | fernwoodcove.com
Fernwood Cove for girls offers two three-and-a-half- week summer sessions for approximately 200 girls. The camp offers popular waterfront, visual arts, outdoor adventure programs, and a unique Natural Horsemanship program. International staff welcomes campers and CITs into a diverse and supportive community. Fernwood Cove fosters friendships, leadership, and opportunities for personal growth.
FLYING MOOSE LODGE
East Orland | flyingmooselodge.com
Flying Moose Lodge is a boys residential camp with 48 campers, 20 staff, and no electricity. The campers take canoe and hiking trips, field trips, and go fishing, sailing, and swimming throughout the summer. They experience four- day camping trips weekly. The camp has been open since 1921 for ages 9 to 15 and highlights a noncompetitive environment with lots of learning and fun.
FOREST ACRES CAMP FOR GIRLS AND INDIAN ACRES CAMP FOR BOYS
Fryeburg | indianacres.com
Forest and Indian Acres are an all-girls and an all-boys summer camp. Both team and individual sports are offeredincluding soccer, gymnastics, archery, and field hockeyand campers are encouraged to test acquired skills with nearby camps. The camps also offer arts and crafts activities.
South China | friendscamp.org
For 62 years Friends Camp has offered youth ages 7 to 17 a loving community with Quaker values, creative activities, and lots of goofy fun. Friends Camp offers games, drama, hiking, crafts, sports, and a full range of aquatic activities. Friends is open to all youth.
GANDER BROOK CHRISTIAN CAMP
Raymond | ganderbrook.org
Designed to provide wholesome recreation and spiritual growth for campers, activities at Gander Brook include camping under the stars, spiritual activities and devotionals, hiking, talent shows, carnival, cookouts, morning funisthenics, rock climbing, air riflery, and archery.
Princeton | greenlandpoint.com
Greenland Point is an outdoor recreation and environmental education center located on a 64-acre peninsula in the middle of Long Lake in Princeton. They offer Inland Fisheries and Wildlife safety courses, leadership, equestrian, fishing, archery, and marine life programs, canoe trips, zip-line, paintball, kayaking, swimming, wilderness survival, and much more.
HART-TO-HART FARM DAY CAMP
Albion | hart2hartfarm.org
Hart-to-Hart Farm is a small working organic dairy farm nestled in the rolling hills of Albion, Maine. Campers experience a rich program that incorporates animal science and environmental education. This day camp offers eight one-week sessions, Monday through Friday, for ages 5 to 13.
HIDDEN VALLEY CAMP
Freedom | hiddenvalleycamp.com
Hidden Valley Camp has renowned programs in the performing and creative arts and exciting outdoor pursuits. The camp is situated on a private lake near the coast. Staff undergo two weeks of professional training. The camp emphasizes personal responsibility, being decent and caring, and having fun.
HOOP BASKETBALL CAMP
Casco | hoopcamp.org
Created in 1971, Hoop sits on Cascos Pleasant Lake and specializes in basketball training. Campers are broken up into nine-player teams and assigned counselors and coaches. Swimming, canoeing, and water basketball are also offered at the camp.
HURRICANE ISLAND SCIENCE AND LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS
Hurricane Island | hurricaneisland.net
While not a traditional summer camp, the Hurricane Island Foundation offers experiential educational opportunities for students ages 11 to 18 through one-week programs. Daily activities are designed to help students think, observe, develop leadership skills, immerse themselves in the natural history and ecology unique to the island, connect with their peers, and have fun.
JCC CAMP KINGSWOOD
Bridgton | kingswood.org
Campers entering grades 3 through 11 develop independence, gain self- confidence, build individual skills, and learn to work as teams, while nurturing lifelong friendships and strengthening their Jewish identities. The program is elective-based so each camper can choose his or her activities from a wide range of offerings. Financial assistance is available.
Oxford | kampkohut.com
Founded in 1907, Kohuts 100 acres of woods and fields face beautiful Lake Thompson. This four-week coed program is designed to focus on the individual needs of campers and friendship. Campers can choose from over 50 different activities. The weekly schedule includes trip days, evening activities, and special events.
KIEVE SUMMER CAMP FOR BOYS
Nobleboro | kieve.org
Kieve builds character in young people in order to help them become confident adults and compassionate citizens. Challenging wilderness trips are an integral part of each campers experience. The patient, caring, professional, highly motivated staff, most of whom were Kieve campers, is the key to the camps success.
KINGSLEY PINES CAMP
Raymond | kingsleypines.com
You cant go very far at Kingsley Pines without hearing a laugh or seeing a smile. The coed camp attracts repeat campers year after year. There is programming for ages 8 to 16 in two- and three-week sessions.
MAD SCIENCE OF MAINE
South Portland | maine.madscience.org
A day camp for ages 4 to 12, Mad Science is Maines leading provider of fun science enrichment programs. They have been providing fun, hands-on science for over 10 years. Kids can enjoy week-long science camps to spark their imaginative learning.
MAINE ARTS CAMP
Unity | maineartscamp.com
Each summer, a small group of campers ages 9 to 16 arrives on the Unity College campus to participate in visual and performing arts instruction, culinary lessons, film making, and more. They also enjoy the campfires, camp songs, and dorm nights that make summer camp so much fun. Two- or four- week sessions are offered.
MAINE AUDUBON CAMP
Falmouth | maineaudubon.org
Maine Audubon hosts day camp programs for children in kindergarten through fifth grade at Gilsland Farm in Falmouth and Fields Pond in Holden. Camp sessions with varied wildlife conservation themes run weekly throughout summer and daily during school vacation weeks. Preschool and family programs are also available. Scholarships are awarded annually.
MAINE ROBOTICS CAMP
Orono | camps.mainerobotics.org
Maine Robotics Camp is for ages 9 to 16, and campers can enjoy a week of engineering or computer science at one of over 20 locations in the state of Maine. Now in its thirteenth year, these day camps are opportunities to learn about robotics, see how computers work, and develop apps, while having fun doing it all.
MAINE TEEN CAMP
Porter | teencamp.com
Maine Teen Camp focuses on teaching independence and enriching the unique lives of teenagers. It features an elective program of activities, including rock music, cooking, waterskiing, and tennisto name a few. The campers are diverse, with over 25 percent from other countries.
MEDOMAK FAMILY CAMP
Washington | medomak.com
Nestled amongst pine forests on a beautiful lake in the midcoast, Medomak is a vacation that suits every family member.
MOOSE RIVER OUTPOST
Jackman | christiancamps.net
At this Christian camp, kids can enjoy over 7,000 acres of woods, streams, and lakes. A private waterfront, Christian leaders from around the country, brook trout fishing, orienteering, archery, and skeet shooting are all available at this camp.
MSSM SUMMER CAMP
Limestone | mssm.org
The coed summer camp of the Maine School of Science and Mathematics will celebrate its eighteenth year this season. Each summer, campers between the ages of 10 and 14 get the chance pursue their interests in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
NETOP SUMMER CAMP
Casco | netopsummercamp.com
Netop (nee-tope, meaning friend) is a traditional residential camp for boys ages 8 to 15. Netop encourages growth and balance in four areas of life: mental, social, physical, and spiritual. While participating in sports, water activities, arts, crafts, and wilderness trips, boys develop skills in a supportive and fun environment.
NEW ENGLAND CAMP CEDARBROOK
Lyman | cedarbrookne.org
This Christian camp, located on Lake Bunganut, offers a traditional overnight camp for girls and a coed outdoor day camp with a Christ- centered perspective. Campers participate in swimming, riflery, tubing, and off-site backpack and boating trips. Cedarbrook also offers mother-daughter overnight trips on select weekends.
NEW ENGLAND FILM ACADEMY
South Portland | nefilmacademy.org
Want to learn all the tools needed for making your own movies, or just get in front of the camera and act? Campers can in the Young Filmmakers Movie Camp at New England Film Academy. In two weeks campers learn it all, from script to screen, as they write, shoot, and edit films before they are premiered up on the big screen.
NEW ENGLAND MUSIC CAMP
Sidney | nemusiccamp.com
Since 1937, New England Music Camp has nurtured young musicians ages 11 through 18 from all over the world. Located on Lake Messalonskee, NEMC provides intensive music education balanced with traditional social and recreational summer camp activities. Campers design their own schedules focusing on music each morning and recreation each afternoon, and perform weekly at the outstanding Bowl-in-the-Pines outdoor amphitheater.
NORTH YARMOUTH ACADEMY
Yarmouth | nya.org
North Yarmouth Academys Summer Programs offer children from 18 months to grade 12 a range of activities from academics and sports to the arts. Campers can build meaningful relationships while engaging in a variety of learning experiences in the classroom, on the athletic field, or in the community. Before- and aftercare are available.
Ocean Park | oceanwood.org
Just three blocks from the Atlantic Ocean, this Christian camp and conference center offers overnight camps for youth entering grades 3 through 10, adults with disabilities, and families, as well as day camp for 5- to 12-year-olds. Oceanwood has a longstanding horseback- riding program and opens the summer with Summer Kick-Off.
West Gardiner | pilgrimlodge.org
Owned and operated by the Maine Conference of the United Church of Christ located on Lake Cobbosseecontee, campers can attend the lodge for one- week sessions throughout the summer with programs devoted to particular age groups. In addition to familiar summer camp activities, Pilgrim Lodge teaches stories from the Bible, and new, fun ways of worshipping.
PINE GROVE SCHOOL
Falmouth | pinegrovecenter.com
Pine Grove School has a fun, explorative summer program with a Montessori touch. There are weekly themes for ages 3 to 6 years old, and scheduling is flexible with half days, full days, and early and late care.
PINE ISLAND CAMP FOR BOYS
Belgrade Lakes | pineisland.org
With no running water or electricity, 85 boys between the ages of 9 and 15 spend a summer on Pine Island. Campers enjoy a summer heavily emphasizing outdoor lifeboys hike and canoe on more than 40 trips during their summer.
PINE TREE CAMP
Bath | pinetreesociety.org
As part of the Pine Tree Societyan organization devoted to helping Mainers with disabilitiesPine Tree Camp gives children and adults with disabilities the chance to enjoy a traditional summer camp. Set on 285 acres, the camp also boasts a mile of waterfront on North Pond in the Belgrade Lakes region.
PORTLAND CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC SUMMER CAMPS
Portland | portlandconservatory ofmusic.org
The Portland Conservatory of Music (PCM) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit community music school for all ages founded in 1995. PCM offers several high-level summer day camps led by outstanding instructors, including Intro To Music Camp, Jazz Camp, Rock Camp, Music & Dance Camp, and the Academy for Collaborative Performance.
Portland | rippleffect.net
Rippleffect is a nonprofit wilderness adventure program based on Cow Island in Casco Bay. Day- and overnight camps and wilderness expeditions offer a wide range of options for students 8 to 18. Kayaking, zip-lining, climbing, camping, games, and making friends are all part of the Ripple experience.
ROBIN HOOD CAMP
Brooksville | robinhoodcamp.com
Situated between a three-mile lake and Penobscot Bay, Robin Hood gives campers over 35 different activity options and is best known for its waterfront programs, including wakeboarding and bouncing on a water trampoline. Campers enjoy day and overnight trips around the state, ocean cruises, canoe trips, and visits to Boston.
SEEDS OF PEACE CAMP
Otisfield | seedsofpeace.org
Participants at this three-week international camp join a community of emerging leaders from countries in conflict. Campers ages 14 to 16 come from around the world to meet their enemies face-to-face, engage in camp activities, tackle the divisive issues defining their conflicts, and challenge each others perspectives and prejudices.
TANGLEWOOD 4-H CAMP
Lincolnville | umaine.edu/tanglewood
University of Maines 4-H Camp along the Ducktrap River is centered on ecology education, creative arts, gardening, and archery. Campers master skills through hands-on discovery, while having fun with friends. Campers shape their experience and gain independence through activity choice. The camp, for ages 4 to 17, includes day, residential, trips, and teen leadership programs.
THE SUMMER CAMP
Washington | thesummercamp.org
Working with social service agencies, school guidance counselors, and individuals from rural and urban areas of New York and New England, The Summer Camp provides girls from low- income families and foster homes with a summer camp experience. Each year, more than 350 girls participate in the organizations summer programs.
TRIPP LAKE CAMP
Poland | tripplakecamp.com
Since 1911, Tripp Lake Camp has fostered a culture built on timeless values. In an increasingly fast-paced world, TLC provides a nurturing, supportive environment in which girls gain confidence as they challenge themselves in new activities, develop lifelong skills, forge lasting friendships, and pass down the traditions of generations of TLC campers.
UNIVERSITY OF MAINE 4-H CAMP AND LEARNING CENTERS AT BRYANT POND
Bryant Pond | umaine.edu/bryantpond
Campers develop outdoor skills and establish a connection to Maines natural world through Naturalist, Woodscraft, Primitive, or Maine Woods Adventure paths. In partnership with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, the camp offers youth outdoor recreational safety certification in a learn-by-doing 4-H summer camp environment. One-, two-, or four-week sessions are offered along with teen leadership programs and day camp options.
WAVUS CAMP FOR GIRLS
Jefferson | wavus.org
Wavus Camp for Girls is a residential and wilderness tripping program for 8- to 16-year-olds. Wavuss program of progressively challenging wilderness trips serves as a catalyst for individual growth, an ethic of care toward others, and personal stewardship of the environment.
WAYNFLETE FLYERS CAMPS
Portland | waynflete.org/summertime
For over 40 years, Waynflete Flyers Camps have provided memorable summer adventures for children living in or visiting Southern Maine. Deeply committed to the value of play and exploration, Waynflete camps inspire new interests and expand skills in sports, arts, theater, and music that last well beyond the summer.
WEST END HOUSE CAMP
Parsonsfield | westendhousecamp.org
West End House Camp is a modern and historic overnight camp for boys ages 8 to 15, which has two-, four-, six-, or eight-week sessions. One hundred and thirty campers each summer enjoy sports, waterfront, games and challenges, and meet lifelong friends. The camp is affordable for many, and all of the counselors are former campers.
WINONA CAMPS FOR BOYS
Bridgton | winonacamps.com
A boys residential camp for ages 7 to 16, Winona Camp offers an exceptional trip program and waterfront activities. Campers live in small platform tents in groups of six, which creates a wonderful sense of community. Activities include water sports, wilderness hikes, canoe trips, kayaking, riding, sailing, and rock climbing.
WOLFES NECK FARM SUMMER DAY CAMP
Freeport | wolfesneckfarm.org
Campers learn, play, and explore on the 626-acre nonprofit demonstration farm, located on the ocean just five miles from I-295 in Freeport. Kids help care for lambs, chickens, cows, goats, rabbits, and pigs, and learn to grow food in the organic gardens. Ten weekly day-camp sessions are offered as well as before- and aftercare.
WYONEGONIC CAMPS FOR GIRLS
Denmark | wyonegonic.com
Wyonegonic Camp for Girls, founded in 1902, is the oldest continuously run camp for girls. A noncompetitive atmosphere in a beautiful lakefront setting allows campers to build confidence. Campers choose from a broad base of activities depending on goals and interests. There is particular focus on waterfront activities, outdoor skills, and wilderness trips.
YMCA CAMP JORDAN
Ellsworth | campjordan.org
The Bangor YMCA Wilderness Center at Camp Jordan offers many choices for campers ages 8 through 19. Set on a 200-acre campus along the shores of Branch Lake in Ellsworth, the Sleep Away Camp, Adventure Seekers, and Leaders School programs give campers a sense of adventure, belonging, and purpose.
YMCA CAMP OF MAINE
Winthrop | maineycamp.org
Based upon the three principles of the YMCAdevelopment of mind, body, and spiritthe YMCA camp experience aims to foster self-confidence, social growth, and awareness. Over 50 activities to choose from include youth sports, sailing, waterskiing and tubing, overnight camping, pottery, overnight trips, and Leader in Training.