Maine Summer Camps Listing

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


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

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

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

48 Hours in Caribou + Saint John Valley

Friday Afternoon Cozy accommodations in the heart of Caribou After a snowy drive, we reach Caribou and find The Old Iron Inn Bed and Breakfast on High Street. The former home has been a bed-and-breakfast since 1992. Inside are antique … Continue reading


On a warm day in November my friend and I traveled to the Schoodic Peninsula to explore Raven’s Nest in Acadia National Park. We hiked along the coast for a half hour, scouting for potential sunset locations, even though I … Continue reading

Between the Clouds

He may be the tallest pilot in Maine. Roger Robertson of Warren stands at 6 feet, 6 inches, or as he likes to tell kids, “5 feet, 18 inches.” But height isn’t really a benefit in the airplane, he admits. … Continue reading