Maine Summer Camps Listing
Our comprehensive guide to the camps that make summer in Maine so memorable
Our comprehensive guide to the camps that make summers in Maine so memorable. Find you summer camp at mainecamps.org
317 MAIN COMMUNITY MUSIC CENTER CAMP
Yarmouth | Coed | Day | Ages 6–15 | 317main.org
Camp 317 offers high-quality instruction in a relaxed setting for children ages 6–10 who want to try out a range of acoustic instruments and ages 10–15 who want to learn to make music with their peers. Make music this summer!
ACADIA INSTITUTE OF OCEANOGRAPHY
Seal Harbor | Coed | Resident | Ages 10–18 | acadiainstitute.com
Located on Mount Desert Island near Acadia National Park, this educational program offers students ages 10–18 the opportunity to explore careers in marine science through hands-on activities in the field, on board boats, at the shore, and in the lab. AIO offers one- and two-week programs.
AMG offers coed day/overnight climbing-specific or multi-sport adventure camps for ages 9–12. Adventure Camps combine rock climbing, paddling, survival skills, hiking, and orienteering. Climbing Camps focus on technique and rope skills each day. Teens choose camps from three to nine days long; many seven-day courses run in Acadia, the North Woods, and beyond.
Poland | Coed | Resident + Day | Ages 8–17 | agassizvillage.org
Agassiz Village was founded 80 years ago to give children the opportunity for a transformative and fun overnight camp experience. It welcomes campers ages 8–17 and focuses on underserved children. Its programs are led by competent, caring staff and include traditional camp activities and teen leadership programs on Lake Thompson.
ALFORD LAKE CAMP
Hope | Girls | Resident | Ages 8–15 | alfordlakecamp.com
Alford Lake Camp is a traditional residential camp for girls ages 8–15 in Hope. ALC is celebrating its 113th summer in 2019 and 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.
Brunswick | Coed | Resident + Trip | Ages 11–18 | apogeeadventures.com
Brunswick’s Apogee Adventures offers hiking, bicycling, community service, language, photography, farm-to-table, and writing programs in spectacular outdoor locations throughout the United States, the Caribbean, and Europe to students ages 11–18. Its focus is on the development of confidence and community-mindedness through well-planned adventure and experiential education programs.
AURORA VAULTING CAMP
Lamoine | Coed | Day | Ages 8–18
Aurora provides a safe, dynamic place where campers and horses can experience the freedom of gymnastic dance. Aurora strives to be educational ambassadors for vaulting in the state of Maine. Campers interested in attending vaulting camp should email email@example.com.
Mapleton | Coed | Resident + Day | Ages 4–18 | baptistpark.net
Baptist Park creates a special atmosphere and setting designed for fun, spiritual learning, and adventure. Day and week-long camps are provided for children ages 4–18. Activities include swimming, rock wall climbing, canoeing, biking, archery, golfing, hiking, crafts, games, talent shows, worship, and more. It’s life changing—now and forever.
BIRCH ROCK CAMP FOR BOYS
Waterford | Boys | Resident | Ages 8–15 | birchrock.org
Set apart by its size—only 80 boys—and 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 | Coed | Resident + Day | Ages 4–17 | umaine.edu/tanglewood
Located on the ocean in Tenants Harbor, Blueberry Cove is a beautiful coastal setting with swimming beaches, tidal flats, forests, meadows, and a harbor and islands to explore for youth ages 4–17 in day, residential, and teen leadership programs. Campers choose among four programs: marine science, creative arts, outdoor skills, and sailing.
BREAKWATER SUMMER PROGRAM
Portland | Coed | Day | Ages 3–14 | enrichment.breakwaterlearning.org
Breakwater’s Summer Camp offers dynamic programming in visual arts, performing arts, sports, cooking, outdoor skills, science, robotics and engineering, aerial arts, filmmaking, and more! With four two-week sessions and five developmentally appropriate age groupings to strengthen learning and social connections, quality and community are at the heart of all its programs.
BRIDGTON SPORTS CAMP
North Bridgton | Boys | Resident | Ages 8–16 | 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). Three-week jam-packed sessions offer activities at the camp’s state-of-the-art facilities.
Raymond | Boys | Resident | Ages 8–15 | campagawam.org
At Camp Agawam, a boy learns to become his best self. Since 1919, the values of sportsmanship, service to others, and stewardship of the natural world have been at the heart of the Agawam experience. A structured seven-week program offers opportunities for leadership, teamwork, and healthy competition in a digital-free environment.
Unity | Coed | Resident | Ages 9–17 | campalsing.com
Camp Alsing is a premier residential coed camp for kids ages 9–17. Camp Alsing’s specially trained staff guides campers with high-functioning autism and other social challenges to develop connections, expand their boundaries, and have fun with friends in a traditional camp setting.
Wayne | Boys | Resident | Ages 8–15 | campandro.com
Located on a 120-acre lakeside campus, Androscoggin is the summer home for 275 boys and 100 staff. We offer one seven-week session—first-year campers can enroll for four weeks—and a wide range of team sports and individual activities as well as an extensive trip program.
Casco | Girls | Resident | Ages 7–17 | camparcadia.com
Since 1916, Camp Arcadia has been operated by the same family for four generations. A warm, family atmosphere and close guidance foster collaboration, personal growth, and self-confidence. Its extensive program gives opportunity to expand individual interests through a wide offering of activities. They invite you to experience Arcadia.
CAMP AT THE EASTWARD
Starks | Coed | Resident + Day | Grades K–12 | 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. Operated by youth ministry of Mission of the Eastward, campers are encouraged to take part in the faith-based community.
CAMP BEECH CLIFF
Mount Desert | Coed | Day | Ages 5–15 | campbeechcliff.org
Camp Beech Cliff is a premier day camp with 50 acres bordering Acadia National Park and extensive lake waterfront. One-week sessions for ages 5–15 promote balance between activity and creativity. We offer specialty camps for grades 4–11. Acadia Teen Camps include Exploring Acadia’s Swim Holes, Hip-Hop Dance, Inventors’ Club, Island Adventurers, Mad Science, and Dog Sledding.
Dyer Island | Boys | Resident | Ages 13–21 | berwick.org
Based on a 750-acre island, Camp Berwick is run by the Berwick Boys Foundation. Its 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 construction—all with an emphasis on leadership.
Hope | Coed | Resident | Ages 6–16 | bishopswood.org
Bishopswood, located on the shores of Lake Megunticook, welcomes all campers. Responsible community living and stewardship of all creation is emphasized in all aspects of camp life. Program areas include archery, swimming, boating, crafts, campouts, nature study, camper kitchen projects, sailing, sports and games, and performing arts.
Holden | Coed | Resident + Day | Ages 5 and up | campcapella.org
Camp CaPella provides recreational and educational opportunities for children and adults with disabilities, ages 5 and up. Located on Phillips Lake, the camp offers full accessibility to the lake for swimming, boating, and fishing. The camp collaborates with the Lucerne Inn so that families can accompany their children on vacation.
Winslow | Boys | Resident | Ages 7–15 | campcaribou.com
Caribou is family owned and operated. With 200 acres and 1.5 miles of lakefront on Lake Pattee, Caribou offers boys specialized land and water sports instruction and a wide variety of other activities. Its campers enjoy a warm, spirited, nurturing, fun environment while spending their summer on a beautiful peninsula.
Casco | Boys | Resident | Ages 8–15 | campcedar.com
Founded over 60 years ago, Camp Cedar welcomes 270 boys ages 8–15 each summer. While there, campers enjoy top-notch athletic training for boys of all abilities. Activities include weekly trips around the state, organized team sports, archery, biking, golf, sailing, fishing, and a craft center.
Wiscasset | Girls, Boys + Coed | Resident + Trip | Ages 8–15 | chewonki.org
Chewonki offers three programs: Camp for Boys is a traditional camp on the Maine coast, while Adventures for Girls and coed Wilderness Trips for Teens provide traveling wilderness experiences. For over 100 years, the camp’s small groups have promoted personal growth, strong friendships, teamwork, and an appreciation for the natural world.
Monmouth | Boys | Resident | Ages 7–15 | campcobbossee.com
Offering only two four-week sessions, each with a beginning, middle, and end, Cobbossee is a medium-sized, family-atmosphere camp that intentionally builds brotherhood through sports and adventure. The camp does it all in four weeks: camping, trips, inter-camps, and traditions. Cobbossee boys are famous for their warmth, inclusiveness, and love of the game.
CAMP EAGLE WING
East Machias | Coed | Resident | Ages 8–16 | campeaglewing.com
Located on Gardner Lake, Eagle Wing offers a variety of activities, including sailing, kayaking, canoeing, climbing, drama, arts and crafts, woodworking, campcraft, journalism, and numerous field sports. The camp also offer a premier sailing program and advanced climbing instruction with climbing trips to Acadia and surrounding areas.
Sweden | Coed | Resident | Ages 9–17 | encore-coda.com
Campers receive daily musical instruction in classical, pop, and jazz styles through private lessons, ensembles, music theory, and other music electives. They get to participate in orchestras, bands, jazz bands, rock bands, jazz combos, chamber groups, choral groups, theater, and many concerts as well as sports, trips, swimming, boating, arts and crafts, cookouts, and campfires.
Poland | Girls | Resident | Ages 8–15 | campfernwood.com
Founded in 1921, Fernwood is a traditional all-girls camp on Lake Thompson. Campers choose from over 36 activities offered in an environment that promotes both social and emotional growth and leadership skills. Activities include on-site horseback riding, silver jewelry making, rock climbing, competitive sports, waterskiing, tennis, theater, dance, gymnastics, archery, many studio arts, and more.
Brooks | Coed | Day + Trip | Ages 7–17 | campforestmaine.com
Camp Forest’s Wilderness Educational Day and Expedition Summer Camp offers programming that includes Maine woodsman badges and is overseen by a registered Maine Guide. Its own educational system and handwoven badges teach connection with nature and community, and its unique, open democratic teaching style helps children find their inner passion for learning.
Weld | Boys | Resident | Ages 7–17 | kawanhee.com
In western Maine on the shores of Lake Webb, Camp Kawanhee offers over 20 activities, including team and individual sports, sailing and other water sports, fly-fishing, archery, riflery, woodworking, a ropes course, wilderness skills, trips, and Junior Maine Guide. The camp cultivates time-honored traditions, friendship, teamwork, independence, and “freedom within a framework.”
Scarborough | Coed | Day | Ages 4–15 | campketcha.org
Camp Ketcha offers traditional day camps, horsemanship (ages 6–14), and specialty camps (ages 5–14) as well as swimming, archery, art, environmental education, outdoor living skills, sports, farm skills, a ropes course, drama, and music. There are full- and part-time options. The camp hours are 9 a.m.–4 p.m, with extended hours of 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m. Transportation is offered.
Monmouth | Girls | Resident | Ages 7–15 | kippewa.com
At this all-girls sleepaway camp, campers create individual weekly schedules with six activities daily, choosing options from an extensive arts program, equestrian facility with daily riding, gorgeous waterfront, performing arts, adventure opportunities, athletics, and more. Enjoy Maine through local wilderness trips. No two girls are alike, why should their summers be?
CAMP LAUGHING LOON
East Waterboro | Coed | Day | Ages 6–12 | 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. Its mission is to offer a quality day camp experience for children who have completed first grade through age 12.
Readfield | Coed | Resident | Ages 7–15 | camplaurel.com
Camp Laurel, a seven-week coed children’s camp on Echo Lake in Readfield, is known for cutting-edge programming in a family atmosphere. There is an extensive athletics and waterfront program, 15 tennis courts, a 20-horse equestrian center, outdoor tripping program, new culinary center, and full arts curriculum.
CAMP LAUREL SOUTH
Casco | Coed | Resident | Ages 7–15 | camplaurelsouth.com
Camp Laurel South is a four-week traditional coed children’s camp on Crescent Lake in Casco. The camp takes great pride in its camper-centered program, based on a family-oriented philosophy that each child is a unique individual. Campers enjoy a diverse and dynamic waterfront, sports and arts programs, theater productions, adventure activities, culinary experiences, and much more.
Oakland | Boys | Resident | Ages 7–16 | campmanitou.com
Manitou, a boys’ camp, features a balanced program of land, water, and creative activities plus a comprehensive leadership program for older campers. Manitou’s friendly, supportive, enthusiastic atmosphere ensures that each camper feels comfortable and gets the most out of his camp experience. Manitou offers a father-son weekend in August and “off-season” director-facilitated winter programs.
Naples | Girls | Resident | Ages 7–15 | campmataponi.com
Mataponi is a seven-week, all-girls residential camp that offers the full range of camp activities, highlighting its waterfront, land sports, horseback riding, and adventure/ropes course. Most important, it offers girls the chance to grow in a nurturing, low-pressure atmosphere, emphasizing fun, friendship, and group living.
Smithfield | Girls | Resident | Ages 7–15 | matoaka.com
Since 1951, Camp Matoaka has been dedicated to providing girls from around the world with a summer home away from home—a place where they will enrich their character while developing everlasting friendships. This is what camp is all about.
Winthrop | Coed | Resident + Day | Ages 5–11 | mechuwana.org
With more than 40 week-long camps, Mechuwana really does provide something for everyone. There are special programs in music theater, creative arts, 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 | Coed | Resident | Ages 8–16 | medolark.com
This Maine 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 | Coed | Resident | Ages 7–17 | campmicah.com
Boys and girls ages 7–15 come to Micah each summer for sessions ranging from two to seven and a half weeks. Micah offers sports, waterfront, ropes, arts, trips, a Ninja Warrior Course, and more. Judaism is woven into the fabric of life at Micah, connecting campers to their rich Jewish heritage and the amazing Micah community.
Belgrade | Coed | Resident | Ages 7–16 | 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 | Coed | Resident | Ages 7–17 | campnashoba.com
Nashoba offers something for everyone. There are traditional, coeducational programs for 190 campers. The family-owned camp offers spectacular water sports, tennis, soccer, theater, dance, archery, art, pottery, photography, woodworking, basketball, baseball, rock climbing, hiking trips, horseback riding, and golf. The camp has beautiful modern facilities, wonderful food, and an energetic staff in a supportive atmosphere.
Millinocket | Girls | Resident | Ages 7–17 | girlscoutsofmaine.org
Natarswi is a 30-acre wilderness paradise with spectacular views of Mount Katahdin. Natarswi is for girls seeking a true North Woods experience. Campers enjoy the natural beauty of adjacent Baxter State Park’s 200,000 acres of trails, forests, ponds, and streams. Featuring sailing, hiking trips, and rock climbing.
Montville | Coed | Resident + Day | Ages 8–14 | campneofa.org
Camp NEOFA is a coed wilderness camp. Campers can enjoy the outdoors, swim or boat on 2,300 feet of waterfront on True’s Pond in Montville, or take a hike on over 100 acres. Campers experience nature, arts and crafts, sports, fishing, archery, campfires, and home-cooked meals.
CAMPS NEWFOUND + OWATONNA
Harrison | Girls + Boys | Resident | Ages 6–16 | newfound-owatonna.com
Camps Newfound and Owatonna are brother-sister camps where children ages 6–16 enjoy boating, swimming, rocks and ropes courses, land sports, archery, arts and crafts, wilderness hiking and canoeing trips, and much more, all in a supportive, Christian Science atmosphere.
CAMP NORTH STAR OF MAINE
Poland Spring | Coed | Resident | Ages 7–16 | campnorthstarmaine.com
The camp helps its campers become the best versions of themselves by teaching them essential life skills and import- ant values. Campers enjoy an elective program with over 100 activities in arts, athletics, outdoors, and waterfront. It offers two-, three-, four-, five-, and seven-week sessions for boys and girls.
Sebago | Boys | Resident | Ages 8–16 | campoatka.org
A nonprofit, 112-year-old traditional overnight camp for boys ages 8–16, O-AT-KA is located on beautiful Sebago Lake in southern Maine. Its robust program emphasizes leadership and service with over 30 activity choices, including swimming, camping, hiking, sports, arts, sailing, riflery, woodworking, photography, archery, and outdoor adventure trips. Sessions run from two to seven weeks.
Harrison | Girls | Resident | Ages 7–15 | pinecliffe.com
Founded almost a century ago, this all-girls camp is open to children ages 7–15. Girls are encouraged to become the best they can be while at camp. The overriding message hangs on a plaque in their main bunk: “Do the thing that counts and then don’t count it.”
Raymond | Coed | Resident | Ages 6–14 | 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. Come make some new friends this summer!
Bridgton | Girls | Resident + Day | Ages 7–17 | girlscoutsofmaine.org
Pondicherry is a spectacular outdoor setting, nestled on over 600 acres in the foothills of the White Mountains. Dynamic programs offered include archery, horseback riding, cooking, and boating on private Adams Pond. Girls explore the outdoors while building confidence, courage, and character under the careful eye of trained staff.
Poland | Coed | Resident | Grades 5–6 | voanne.org/camp-postcard
Celebrating 25 years, Camp POSTCARD (Police Officers Striving To Create And Reinforce Dreams) is a free week-long program for Maine kids. Counselors are volunteer police officers from across Maine. Sheriffs, troopers, and municipal officers all come together to mentor and encourage kids, while improving their perceptions of law enforcement.
Belgrade Lakes | Girls | Resident | Ages 7–16 | runoia.com
Experience the Runoia difference in the beautiful Belgrade Lakes! Runoia campers build lifelong skills and enjoy an outstanding equestrian program, wilderness trips, sailing, and strong arts, sports, waterfront programs, and much more. Many campers return for multiple summers, and there is fourth- and fifth-generation Cobb camping leadership.
Naples | Boys | Resident | Ages 7–15 | skylemar.com
For 69 years, Camp Skylemar has thrived as a place where boys from across the country share in a summer of top-notch athletic instruction within a culture of kindness, respect, and friendship. Offered in three- or seven-week sessions, there are over 50 activities on 200 wooded acres overlooking the White Mountains and one of Maine’s cleanest lakes.
Smithfield | Girls | Resident | Ages 7–14 | somersetforgirls.com
Camp Somerset for Girls offers a brand-new camp facility and community with a diverse program dedicated to comprehensive instruction and healthy competition. The camp is committed to empowering and inspiring its campers to live its rings: grow every day, be a good friend, make an impact, be you.
Winthrop | Coed | Day | Ages 5–15 | asmonline.org
The Autism Society of Maine offers a free summer camp program for children ages 5–15 with autism spectrum disorders. The purpose of this program is to help develop communication skills and peer relationships in a social group setting. The day program is held in Farmington.
Casco | Coed | Resident | Families | 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. The program is free of charge to families and includes on-site medical and psychosocial support.
CAMP SUSAN CURTIS
Stoneham | Coed | Resident | Ages 8–17 | susancurtis.org
Camp Susan Curtis offers four two-week sessions of experiential learning in a residential camp environment exclusively to economically disadvantaged Maine youth referred through their schools. Every youth is fully sponsored through fundraising. Operated by the Susan L. Curtis Charitable Foundation, CSC develops the habits and skills critical to lifelong achievement.
Naples | Boys | Resident | Ages 7–15 | camptakajo.com
Since 1947, the emphasis at Camp Takajo has remained the same: building character in today’s boys. Its entrance arch posts the 12 camp ideals, including integrity, loyalty, self-reliance, and sportsmanship. These ideals are reinforced daily through sports, waterfront activities, hobbies and skills, an extensive tripping program, and camp-wide activities that foster a sense of brotherhood.
Sweden | Girls | Resident | Ages 7–16 | camptapawingo.com
Set on a beautiful, private 200-acre plot in southwestern Maine, “Tap” has three-, four-, and seven-week sessions for girls. Activities include tennis, swimming, waterskiing, sailing, a ropes course, soccer, arts and crafts, performing arts, horseback riding, and archery. Campers explore the rest of Maine through hiking, whitewater, canoeing, and rafting trips.
Leeds | Coed | Resident | Ages 8–17 | campdevacances.com
This French-speaking summer camp located on the shores of Lake Androscoggin offers numerous activities for children and a special program for teenagers ages 14–17 focused on mountain trekking.
Raymond | Boys | Resident | Ages 8–15 | camptimanous.com
Boys return home more self-confident, independent, and self-sufficient after spending an “unplugged” fun summer at Timanous. Its small size ensures personal attention. Campers choose from a wide array of activities, including strong waterfront and camping trip programs. Campers represent 25 states and nine countries. Ninety percent of staff and campers return.
Fayette | Girls | Resident | Ages 7–15 | campvega.com
Camp Vega is an all-girls camp founded in 1936 on Echo Lake in the Belgrade Lakes Region. With over 320 acres of forest and just under two miles of lakefront, Vega is a place where girls can be themselves. Campers can choose from an array of traditional and specialized camp activities while striving toward the Vega Values: believe in yourself, have empathy, live with integrity, build unity, choose gratitude.
Denmark | Girls | Resident | Ages 8–15 | campwalden.com
A 103-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 (color war), many special events, and musical theater. Waldenites live for fun, friendships, and the new experiences that each summer brings.
CAMP WAWENOCK FOR GIRLS
Raymond | Girls | Resident | Ages 8–16 | campwawenock.com
Wawenock gives girls both roots and wings! Each girl’s unique skills and personality are celebrated, and she is empowered 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 lifelong, 21st-century skills.
Waterford | Coed | Resident | Ages 6–16 | wazi.com
Camp Waziyatah is the site of Disney’s hit TV show Bug Juice. Wazi’s welcoming “no-clique” and “no-tech” atmosphere creates a close-knit community of lifelong friends. Kids ages 6–16 choose from over 30 activities and outdoor trips, learning new skills while having a life-changing adventure and an absolute blast!
Hartford | Coed | Resident | Ages 7–16 | campwekeela.com
Camp Wekeela features a safe, fun, nurturing environment in a beautiful, bucolic mountain lake setting. Core components include waterskiing, tennis, outdoor adventure, land and water sports, creative performing, culinary arts, and weekly trips. Its camp is a safe place for children to have fun and learn social rules, acceptable behavior, and leadership.
Waterford | Boys | Resident | Ages 6–15 | campwigwam.com
Founded in 1910, Camp Wigwam is a traditional boys’ camp in southwestern Maine on the sandy shores of Bear Lake. Boys enjoy crafts, sports, and a world-class waterskiing program. Tennis and golf lessons are offered daily, with nine-hole golf outings to one of four local courses five days a week.
Bridgton | Boys | Resident | Ages 7–15 | campwildwood.com
Wildwood continues to flourish as a summer camp for boys on Woods Pond in Bridgton. Its mission is to create a fun, active, and safe environment for campers to maximize their social, emotional, and personal development. Its goal is to enrich the lives of campers through positive relationships and activities.
Fayette | Boys | Resident | Ages 8–15 | campwinnebago.com
For nearly a century, Camp Winnebago has offered boys ages 8–15 a safe, positive, and creative environment where they develop both physically and socially through participation in a broad range of land and water sports, wilderness adventure, and individual activities. Winnebago is not for the boy who “can” but for the boy who “will.”
CENTER DAY CAMP
Windham | Coed | Day | Ages 5–15 | centerdaycamp.org
For over 65 years, campers ages 5–15 have been learning and growing with Center Day Camp on the shores of Sebago Basin. The camp offers Red Cross swimming, art, sports, theater, wilderness skills, and more on 28 beautiful acres. Round-trip, fully staffed bus ride included, with several convenient routes.
CHOP POINT SUMMER CAMP
Woolwich | Coed | Resident + Trip | Ages 13–18 | choppointcamp.com
Chop Point is a traditional coed camp geared just for teens. Activities include sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, soccer, photography, and arts and crafts. Experience trips around New England, hiking, biking, canoeing, and sightseeing in many locations. Come join for the best summer of your life.
DAVINCI EXPERIENCE SCIENCE + ARTS DAY CAMPS
Falmouth | Coed | Day | Ages 4–13 | davinciexperience.com
Experienced teachers lead small coed groups of similar-age campers in weekly explorations of exciting themes that combine hands-on science experiments and art projects to learn about a theme in-depth. Certified teachers have developed over 45 themes. In addition to Falmouth, the camp also has locations in Cumberland and on Cousins Island in Yarmouth.
ECOLOGY ADVENTURE CAMP
Saco | Coed | Day + Trip | Ages 3–12 + Family | theecologyschool.org
Adventures each day include active games, ecosystem explorations, identifying plants and animals, and noticing differences in weather, tides, and other natural cycles. Campers will spend most of the camp day outside!
Harrison | Girls | Resident | Ages 7–15 | fernwoodcove.com
Fernwood Cove is an overnight all-girls summer camp located on Island Pond in Harrison. This sleepaway camp offers two three-and-a-half-week summer sessions. It has a variety of activities, including waterskiing, natural horsemanship, gymnastics, and outdoor adventure. It fosters friendships, leadership, opportunities for personal growth, and welcomes campers and CITs into a diverse and supportive community.
FOREST ACRES CAMP FOR GIRLS + INDIAN ACRES CAMP FOR BOYS
Fryeburg | Girls + Boys | Resident | Ages 7–16 | indianacres.com
These camps offer sports, performing/visual arts, water sports, three waterfronts, and include Olympic-style pools, a ropes course, a climbing wall, zip lines, hiking, camping trips, and the number one horseback riding program. These unique brother-sister camps are located two miles apart in Maine’s White Mountain region. Community, independence, and leadership surround a 94-year history of traditional camping.
South China | Coed | Resident | Ages 7–17 | friendscamp.org
For 63 years Friends Camp has offered youth ages 7–17 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 Camp is open to all youth.
GANDER BROOK CHRISTIAN CAMP
Raymond | Coed | Resident | 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, a carnival, cookouts, “morning funisthenics,” rock climbing, air riflery, and archery.
HART-TO-HART FARM DAY CAMP
Albion | Coed | Day | Ages 5–16 | hart2hartfarm.org
Hart-to-Hart Farm is a small working organic dairy farm in Albion. Campers experience a rich program incorporating a farm-to-table experience. Campers explore our farm animals, ponds, gardens, and forest. The highlight of the camp is that campers adopt their own special farm animal to train. This is a day camp with eight one-week sessions.
HIDDEN VALLEY CAMP
Freedom | Coed | Resident | Ages 8–14 | hiddenvalleycamp.com
HVC offers renowned programs in the performing and creative arts and exciting outdoor pursuits near the Maine coast, with a private lake and heated pool and wholesome, delicious meals (including allergy support). There is a two-week professional staff training. “Your emphasis on personal responsibility, on being decent and caring—and having fun!—makes HVC a true model and home away from home.”
HOOP BASKETBALL CAMP
Casco | Girls + Boys | Resident | Grades 4–10 | hoopcamp.org
Created in 1971, Hoop sits on Casco’s Pleasant Lake and emphasizes 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 CENTER FOR SCIENCE + LEADERSHIP SUMMER PROGRAMS
Hurricane Island | Coed | Resident | Ages 11–18 | hurricaneisland.net
The Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership is not your typical summer camp! Experiential science education programs for grades 7–12 are designed to help students immerse themselves in unique island natural history and ecology, develop leadership skills, connect with peers, and have fun. Financial aid is available.
JCC CAMP KINGSWOOD
Bridgton | Coed | Resident | Ages 8–15 | kingswood.org
Campers entering grades 3–10 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 | Coed | Resident | Ages 7–15 | kampkohut.com
Kohut’s magnificent setting and wholesome environment have been enriching lives since 1907. Nestled on beautiful Thompson Lake, the camp’s traditional four-week brother/sister program is designed to focus on building skills, meeting each camper’s individual needs, and fostering friendships. Campers choose from 50-plus activities and delight in memorable trip days and special events.
KIEVE CAMP FOR BOYS
Nobleboro | Boys | Resident | Ages 8–16 | kieve.org
Kieve, located across Damariscotta Lake from its sister camp, Wavus Camp for Girls, builds character in young people to help them become confident adults and compassionate citizens. Challenging wilderness trips are an integral part of each camper’s experience. Its patient, caring, professional, and highly motivated staff, mostly Kieve alumni, is the key to its success.
KINGSLEY PINES CAMP
Raymond | Coed | Resident | Ages 8–16 | kingsleypines.com
You can’t go very far at Kingsley Pines without hearing a laugh or seeing a smile. The camp is so much fun you’ll want to come back year after year. Kingsley Pines—it is the way camp should be! There are two- and three-week sessions.
L.L.BEAN KIDS’ CAMP + TEEN ADVENTURES
Freeport | Coed | Day | Ages 7–16 | llbean.com/adventures
L.L.Bean Summer Kids’ Camp and Teen Adventures are a safe and fun way for boys and girls to make friends, learn new skills, and enjoy the outdoors. Guided by expert instructors and experienced counselors, its programs offer a variety of activities, including kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, archery, fly casting, geocaching, campcraft, and more.
MAD SCIENCE OF MAINE
South Portland | Coed | Day | Ages 4–12 | maine.madscience.org
A day camp for ages 4–12, Mad Science is Maine’s leading provider of fun science enrichment programs. The camp has been providing fun, hands-on science for over 16 years. Kids can enjoy weeklong science camps to spark their imaginative learning!
MAIN IDEA AT CAMP WALDEN
Denmark | Girls | Resident | Ages 8–14 | themainidea.org
Founded in 1986, this unique ten-day camp provides economically disadvantaged girls with a life-changing experience. The family-oriented environment allows each girl the chance to develop her personality, increase self-confidence, and acquire new skills ranging from belaying on the ropes course to team problem solving and conflict resolution.
MAINE ACE CAMP
Eddington + Brunswick | Coed | Resident + Day | Ages 12–18 | maineacecamp.org
ACE Camps are educational programs for middle and high school students that can last from one day to one week. Students have the opportunity to see firsthand how aviation systems work from the inside looking out. Visit airports, towers, FBOs, TSA, and go flying. See what careers in aviation have to offer.
MAINE ARTS CAMP
Waterville | Coed | Resident | Ages 9–16 | maineartscamp.com
Each summer, a maximum of 100 campers ages 9–16 arrive on the Colby College campus to participate in visual and performing arts, cooking, filmmaking, film photography, and more—all while enjoying the campfires and camp songs in an inclusive creative community. There are two- or four- week sessions.
MAINE AUDUBON CAMPS
Falmouth | Coed | Day | Grades K–5 | maineaudubon.org
Maine Audubon hosts day camp programs for children in grades K–5 at Gilsland Farm in Falmouth and Fields Pond in Holden. Camp sessions with varied wildlife conservation themes run weekly throughout the summer and daily during school vacation weeks. Preschool and family programs are also available. Scholarships are awarded annually.
MAINE ROBOTICS CAMP
Orono | Coed | Day | Ages 9–16 | mainerobotics.org
Enjoy a week of engineering, computer science, or programming at one of over 20 locations in Maine. Now in its 14th year, these day camps are excellent opportunities to learn about robotics, science, computers, and programming, while having fun doing it all.
MAINE SCHOOL OF SCIENCE + MATHEMATICS SUMMER CAMP
Limestone | Girls, Boys + Coed | Resident | Ages 10–14 | mssm.org
In its 21st year, Maine School of Science and Mathematics Summer Camp is as excited as ever to inspire and encourage boys and girls ages 10–14 to pursue their passions in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. There are five weeks total: two for boys, one coed, and two for girls.
MAINE TEEN CAMP
Porter | Coed | Resident | Ages 13–17 | teencamp.com
Maine Teen Camp focuses on fostering independence and enriching the unique lives of teenagers. The camp is a summer home to a diverse population of teens from all over the world, and features a full range of elective programs and activities, including rock music, cooking, waterskiing, community service, and tennis—to name just a few.
MEDOMAK FAMILY CAMP
Washington | Coed | Resident | Families | medomakcamp.com
Nestled amongst pine forests on a beautiful lake in midcoast Maine, Medomak, a summer camp for the entire family, is a vacation that suits everyone, young and old.
MOOSE RIVER OUTPOST
Jackman | Coed | Resident | Ages 11–17 | mooseriveroutpost.org
At this Christian camp, kids can enjoy over 7,000 acres of woods, streams, and lakes as they immerse themselves in “the wild beauty and quiet testimony of God’s creation.” A private waterfront, Christian leaders from around the country, brook trout fishing, orienteering, archery, and skeet shooting are all available at this camp.
NETOP SUMMER CAMP
Casco | Boys | Resident | Ages 8–15 | netopsummercamp.com
Netop (nee-tope, meaning “friend”) is a traditional residential camp for boys ages 8–15 in Casco. Netop features an exceptional community, emphasizing balanced growth in a natural, “unplugged” environment. With a program offering a range of sports, water activities, arts, crafts, and wilderness trips, boys develop skills, friendships, and lifelong memories.
NEW ENGLAND MUSIC CAMP
Sidney | Coed | Resident | Ages 11–18 | nemusiccamp.com
Since 1937, NEMC has nurtured young musicians ages 11–18 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, recreation each afternoon, and perform weekly at the camp’s outstanding Bowl-in-the-Pines outdoor amphitheater.
NICHOLS DAY CAMP
Blue Hill | Coed | Day | Ages 5–14 | nicholsdaycamps.org
This camp has two-week sessions and the following programs: Scamp Program, ages 5–6; Nichols Program, ages 7–12; Adventure Program, ages 12–14. Transportation is available from Blue Hill, Penobscot, Sedgwick, and Deer Isle.
NORTH YARMOUTH ACADEMY SUMMER PROGRAM
Yarmouth | Coed | Day | Ages 2–14 | nya.org
Summer Programs offer children ages 2–14 a range of activities in general day and specialty camps. Campers build meaningful relationships while engaging in fun and active learning experiences. Free before- and after-care makes reasonably priced childcare available 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Ocean Park | Coed | Resident + Day | Grades 3–10 | oceanwood.org
Just three blocks from the Atlantic Ocean, this Christian camp and conference center offers overnight camps for youth entering grades 3–10, adults with disabilities, and families, as well as day camp for ages 5–12. Oceanwood has a longstanding horseback riding program and opens the summer with “Summer Kick-Off.”
PGA JUNIOR GOLF CAMPS
Cumberland | Coed | Day | Ages 7–16 | pgajuniorgolfcamps.com
Six one-week sessions are offered at Val Halla Golf Course. Our signature PGA curriculum focuses on developing golf skills such as full swing, short game, rules, and etiquette in a fun and safe educational environment. Our student-to-instructor ratio is approximately 6:1. Lunch included!
West Gardiner | Coed | Resident | pilgrimlodge.org
Pilgrim Lodge is owned and operated by the Maine Conference, United Church of Christ. One-week sessions are offered according to age. Some sessions are general, others have themes, such as Arts Alive and Camp Pride (for LGBTQ high school students). It teaches critical thinking and urges campers to examine and develop their own spiritual journeys.
PINE ISLAND CAMP
Belgrade Lakes | Boys | Resident | Ages 9–15 | pineisland.org
Located on a small island on a beautiful, clean, quiet lake, Pine Island is an ideal place to build a successful community each summer, which it has been doing for 115 years. Boys ages 9–15 enjoy outdoor activities, many of which are out on the water. There are also many camping trips and campfire every night.
PINE TREE CAMP
Bath | Coed | Resident + Day | Ages 8–18 | pinetreesociety.org
As part of the Pine Tree Society—an organization devoted to helping Mainers with disabilities—Pine 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.
ROBIN HOOD CAMP
Brooksville | Coed | Resident | Ages 7–16 | robinhoodcamp.com
Robin Hood is the only camp located on both freshwater lake and ocean. Forty dynamic sports and activities are offered, including golf, tennis, squash, soccer, and waterski/wakeboard. With intensive academies with world-class instruction, Robin Hood has a unique, dynamic approach to camping. Campers come from 30-plus countries. There is a selective admissions process with an interview requirement.
SALT PUMP CLIMBING CO.
Scarborough | Coed | Day | Ages 5–17 | saltpumpclimbing.com
Salt Pump Summer Camps provide young climbers a chance to explore the exciting world of climbing in a supportive and inclusive environment. The camp seeks to instill confidence and inspire learning both on and off the wall, encouraging each child toward his or her full potential.
SEEDS OF PEACE CAMP
Otisfield | Coed | Resident | Ages 14–16 | seedsofpeace.org
Participants at this camp will join a community of emerging leaders from countries and communities in conflict. Campers ages 14–16 come from the Middle East, South Asia, and the U.S. to meet face-to-face, engage in camp activities, tackle the divisive issues defining their conflicts, and challenge each other’s perspectives and prejudices.
SUMMER AT CHEVERUS
Portland | Coed | Day | Ages 5–13 | summeratcheverus.org
Summer at Cheverus includes a variety of academic, artistic, and athletic experiences. Camp Cheverus is a multisport, coed day camp that includes daily swimming for grades 2–8. It also offers basketball camps for boys and girls and tennis camps in conjunction with St. Peter’s Grand Slam Tennis.
THE SUMMER CAMP
Washington | Girls | Resident | Ages 6–18 | thesummercamp.org
The Summer Camp partners with social service agencies, guidance counselors, and individuals throughout the Northeast to provide a no-cost residential summer camp for girls ages 6–18 from low-income families and foster homes. In the camp’s safe, fun, supportive environment girls explore new experiences, learn from positive role models, and build skills for life.
Stow | Coed | Resident | Ages 13–20 | summitachievement.com
Summit Achievement’s unique therapeutic wilderness program offers rolling admissions with a six- to ten-week stay. The program offers weekly adventure-based wilderness expeditions, and three days per week of academics along with individualized therapy and treatment planning. Outdoor activities include backpacking, hiking, camping, rock climbing, rappelling, and canoeing.
TANGLEWOOD 4-H CAMP
Lincolnville | Coed | Resident, Day + Trip | Ages 4–17 | umaine.edu/tanglewood
Located on the Ducktrap River, Tanglewood is a community-centered camp where campers master skills through hands-on discovery while having fun with friends. Campers gain independence through program choices of ecology, creative arts, gardening, outdoor skills, archery, or engineering. Includes day, residential, trips, and teen leadership programs.
TRIPP LAKE CAMP
Poland | Girls | Resident | Ages 7–16 | 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 from generations of TLC campers.
UNIVERSITY OF MAINE 4-H CAMP + LEARNING CENTERS AT BRYANT POND
Bryant Pond | Coed | Resident | Ages 6–18 | umaine.edu/bryantpond
Campers develop outdoor skills and establish a connection to Maine’s natural world through the camp’s Naturalist, Woodscraft, Primitive, or Maine Woods Adventure paths. Campers can choose a focused program to fit their needs in conservation education and adventure-based programs. There are one-, two-, and four-week programs, teen leadership programs, and day camp offered.
WAVUS CAMP FOR GIRLS
Jefferson | Girls | Resident | Ages 8–16 | wavus.org
Wavus, located down Damariscotta Lake from its brother camp, Kieve, engages campers in progressively challenging wilderness trips, which are an integral part of its traditional residential camp and serve as a catalyst for character development. Its patient and motivated staff are typically Wavus alumnae who return to share the magic.
WAYNFLETE FLYERS CAMP
Portland | Coed | Day | Ages 3–15 | waynflete.org
For over 40 years, Waynflete Flyers Camp has provided memorable summer adventures for children living in or visiting southern Maine. Deeply committed to the value of play and exploration, Waynflete’s camps will inspire new interests and expand skills in sports, arts, theater, and music that will last well beyond the summer.
WEST END HOUSE BOYS CAMP
Parsonsfield | Boys | Resident | Ages 7–15 | westendhousecamp.org
West End House Camp, selected by the Boston Globe as a “Best Value in New England,” has affordable excellence with sports, waterfront, games and challenges, and the opportunity to make lifelong friends! The camp, a modern and historic overnight camp for boys ages 7–15, has two-, four-, six-, and eight-week sessions. There are 130 campers and 40 counselors, all of whom are former campers.
WEST END GIRLS CAMP
Parsonsfield | Girls | Resident | Ages 7–17 | wehgirlscamp.org
Set apart by its size—only 48 girls per session—and its focus on intentional diversity, inclusion, and excellence, the West End House Girls Camp is home to a modern facility and offers one- and two-week sessions for girls 7–17. Nestled on beautiful Long Pond in western Maine, WEHGC offers traditional camp activities while fostering an empowering environment where girls can grow into strong young women.
WINONA CAMPS FOR BOYS
Bridgton | Boys | Resident | Ages 7–15 | winonacamps.com
A boys’ residential camp for ages 7–15, Winona Camp offers an exceptional trip program and waterfront activities. Campers live in small platform tents in groups of five. Activities include water sports, wilderness hikes, canoe trips, kayaking, riding, sailing, and rock climbing. This camp has a Junior Maine Guide Program option.
Raymond | Girls | Resident | Ages 6–16 | 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 110 years, and during that time they have never wavered from their commitment to fostering personal growth among campers through a noncompetitive and friendly atmosphere.
WOLFE’S NECK FARM CAMP
Freeport | Coed | Day | Ages 4–18 | wolfesneckfarm.org
This farm camp connects youth to agriculture and outdoor environments. It has 626 acres with barns, pastures, gardens, and forests to explore. Campers aged 4 to 16 learn about sustainable agriculture and ecology while doing farm chores, digging in gardens, and dissecting vegetables.
WYONEGONIC CAMPS FOR GIRLS
Denmark | Girls | Resident | Ages 8–15 | wyonegonic.com
Wyonegonic, the oldest continuously run camp for girls, was founded in 1902. 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 OF MAINE
Winthrop | Coed | Resident | Ages 8–16 | maineycamp.org
YMCA Camp of Maine encourages friendships, develops leaders, and builds self-confidence through programming that provides positive role models. The overnight camp experience provides the choice of activities that allow campers to explore new ideas and develop hobbies through sports, sailing, waterskiing, pottery, overnight trips, leadership training, and more.