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Over 20 Maine Family Summer Camps Listed Below with In-Depth Camp Info, including: Videos, Photos, Maps & Detailed Descriptions


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Many of our Maine Family Camps offer Fall Family Programs, Activities, Workshops & Classes starting in September, 2021.

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Contact the camp(s) directly to see if there are any Camp Reunion or Open House Plans for September, 2021.

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Camp Manitou for Boys
Oakland, ME

Visit Our Camp Manitou for Boys Website
800-326-1916
jon[AT]campmanitou.com
mike[AT]campmanitou.com
47 Camp Manitou Cove
Oakland, ME 04963

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Camp Manitou for Boys Video

CAMPER AGES: 7 - 16

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Boy Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Manitou, a summer camp for boys age 7-16, is located in the beautiful Belgrade Lakes region of Maine. Founded in 1947, Camp Manitou is one of the nation's foremost residential summer camps.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Soccer, Golf, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Volleyball, Team Sports, Academics, Adventure, Travel, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Wake-Surfing, Culinary, Ropes Course & Climbing Tower, Track & Field, Lacrosse, Archery, & Riflery.

Camp Manitou for Boys is a Top Family Summer Camp located in Oakland Maine offering many fun and educational Family and other activities, including: Sailing, Soccer, Golf and more. Camp Manitou for Boys is a top Family Camp for ages: 7 - 16.
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CAMP LOCATION: We are located an 1 hour and 15 minutes north of Portland, Maine and 3 hours north of Boston on a large Maine lake.

CAMP FACILITIES: Updated Cabins with electricity and bathrooms in the bunk, 15,000 sq ft indoor sports complex, Arts and, Crafts Center, Dining hall, Pristine Lake.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Athletic and creative diversity distinguishes the Manitou program. With a choice of more than 40 learning areas, every camper can find a place in which he will experience success.

Manitou promotes team building through inter-camp competition and intra-camp activities called College League and Color War. For boys who prefer individual activities, Manitou offers a variety of programs for instruction, discovery and fun.

Camp Manitou was founded in 1947 and is home to many second and third generation campers.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Leadership program.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Father-Son Weekend:August 14th-16th, 2020

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: MLK Weekend Ski Trip to Mt Snow, VT
Spring Break Disney (FL) Trip
MLB Games across 8 cities in April/May

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please see our website: Our Camp Website Link: www.campmanitou.com

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
For more information about jobs at Camp Manitou, visit: http:// Our Camp Website Link: www.campmanitou.com and click on the staff section.

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JCC Camp Kingswood
Bridgton, Maine

Visit Our JCC Camp Kingswood Website
Summer - 207-647-5078
Winter - 617-558-6531

info[AT]jccgb.org
104 Wildwood Road
Bridgton, Maine 04009

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston
333 Nahanton Street
Newton, MA 02459

CAMPER AGES: Entering grades 3-11

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Jewish. Kingswood campers and staff come from all over the world with different backgrounds and levels of Jewish observance.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Kingswood provides campers with an unforgettable, fun summer overnight camp experience. Campers develop independence, gain self-confidence, build individual skills and learn to work as teams, all while nurturing lifelong friendships and strengthening their Jewish identities. Flexible enrollment - 2, 3.5, 5.5 and 7-week sessions available. Campers choose their own electives on a weekly basis.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Zohar special needs program is a fully integrated camp experience for campers under the supervision of specially trained staff. Open to boys and girls ages 10-17 with developmental disabilities, high functioning spectrum disorders, and neurological and learning challenges. Counselor to camper ratio is 1:2. A family interview is required.

Zohar special needs vocational program provides Zohar campers ages 17-21 the opportunity to build independent living and work skills in the safe confines of Kingswood. Campers have job shadowing opportunities with supportive coaching along with the continuation of group social dynamics. The goal is to have campers succeed in their areas of interest and develop transferable skills.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Gymnastics, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Team Sports, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Adventure Course; High & Low Ropes Courses, Day & Overnight Camping Trips, Fishing, Hiking, & Outdoor Living Skills

JCC Camp Kingswood is a Top Family Summer Camp located in Bridgton Maine offering many fun and educational Family and other activities, including: Soccer, Swimming, Gymnastics and more. JCC Camp Kingswood is a top Family Camp for ages: Entering grades 3-11.
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CAMP LOCATION: One hundred acres in southern Maine make JCC Camp Kingswood the perfect setting for overnight camp! In this beautiful lakefront environment, Kingswood campers and experienced staff create a fun, positive, and diverse community where Jewish values and exciting activities in sports, outdoor/adventure, water sports and visual and performing arts are the core of the program.

CAMP FACILITIES: Kingswood's modern, well-maintained facilities include:
Sheldon A. Cohen Athletic Complex with rock climbing wall and zip line, high and low ropes courses, tennis and basketball courts, soccer and lacrosse fields, baseball field complete with our own Green Monster (like Fenway Park) and beach volleyball courts. We also have a fully equipped waterfront with water trampoline, water slide, water skiing, wake boarding, fishing and boating as well as an arts and crafts and ceramics center, multi-purpose recreation halls, bunks with restrooms, health and wellness center and newly renovated dining hall with kosher kitchen.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: JCC Camp Kingswood offers a broad spectrum of activities supplemented by specialty camp offerings that vary year to year. Campers are encouraged to develop interests and to try new activities. The woods in which we live and play together bring special awareness and appreciation of nature into all that we do - including our many long-standing traditions, special activities and events to celebrate them!

Camp is a special place with infinite opportunities to have meaningful positive impact on each other's lives. The magic of camp and the key to a great summer is in hiring quality staff. Our staff are incredibly important to us and we take great pride in the selection and training of each staff member. We look for individuals that will work hard to create a safe and caring environment, while at the same time bringing an incredible amount of energy and enthusiasm to camp.

Our staff is made up of individuals from all over the world. We have coaches, teachers, social workers, outdoor educators, Jewish educators, medical professionals, song leaders, athletes, artists, actors, swimmers, water skiers, and many more specialists. The staff is made up of professionals, parents, graduate students, college students, and recent/soon to be high school graduates.

Leslie Zide, Director

Director Leslie Zide has more than a decade of experience in JCC camping where she previously held the positions of Assistant Director at JCC Kingswood Camp and Assistant Director at JCC Grossman Camp. In addition, Leslie was also the Family Program and Community Coordinator for the JCC in the South Area where she was instrumental in developing innovative family programs and engaging families in Jewish life. Leslie brings energy, enthusiasm and creativity to everything she undertakes. She can't wait to see returning campers, welcome new campers and create an amazing camp experience this summer!


Eric Bloomberg, Caretaker

Eric Bloomberg is responsible for Kingswood's facilities and grounds. Over the past decade, he has overseen many significant projects, including major renovations and new construction, that have enhanced the Kingswood experience. During the summer, Eric assists the theatre staff in building sets and teaches a class in building for older campers.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: The Kingswood CIT program prepares campers entering grade 11 to be future counselors.

CIT Trip to Israel is an optional three week experience for Kingswood CITs organized in conjunction with BBYO. This trip takes place during first session and provides a once in a lifetime experience for CITs to connect with the history, people, and natural beauty of Israel. After the trip, CITS return to camp for second session to continue their training.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: The JCC, together with Combined Jewish Philanthropies and generous individual and foundation donors, offers some financial assistance for campers on the basis of financial need only. Assistance is awarded on a first come, first served basis. For more information and to have a confidential conversation, please contact the Camp Director at 617-558-6531.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Kingswood Family Camp is a fun filled weekend with your family at camp. Includes meals and lodging, a spiritually inclusive family Shabbat experience, and all the activities you can handle: campfires, lake swimming and boating, hikes, and your favorite sports.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
The Kingswood summer program is flexible. Families can choose to enroll campers for 2, 3.5, 5.5 or 7 weeks. There is a day/overnight camp option offered in collaboration with JCC Grossman Camp or JCC Kaleidoscope Creative Arts & Science Camp. Transportation to and from camp is available for all sessions.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Kingswood is looking to fill additional camp positions including:

Specialists: Arts and Crafts, Drama, Music, Ropes, Sewing, Videography, Lifeguards/Boating and Photography

Special Needs Staff

Bunk Counselors

Administrative Staff -- Unit Heads

Please check Our Camp Website Link: www.kingswood.org for more information.

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Schoolhouse Arts Center
Standish, Maine

Visit Our Schoolhouse Arts Center Website
(207) 642-3743
schoolhousearts[AT]gmail.com
16 Richville Road
Standish, Maine 04084

CAMPER AGES: 6-18

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Summer Camps are Monday-Friday, 9 am to 3 pm

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: The Schoolhouse Arts Center offers year-round theater arts classes, including dance, voice, acting and junior musicals. We also produce 5 main stage productions a year that students are encouraged to audition for.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Music/Band, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Schoolhouse Arts Center is located in the Old Standish High School in Sebago Lake Village, on Route 114 just past the intersection of Route 35.

CAMP FACILITIES: The SchoolhouseArtsCenter has a main theater where the main productions are performed, a Black Box theater for smaller productions, a dance room, acting room and music room for classes.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: The Schoolhouse Arts Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing to the community a fun, creative, educational, and supportive arts environment where people can grow, develop skills, and be involved in the arts. The Schoolhouse offers summer theater camps as well as after-school classes during the school year. We also offer a variety of other educational or cultural opportunities: one-time or regularly recurring activities outside the normal class schedule.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Families are encouraged to audition for main stage productions as a fun activity to do together.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: The SchoolhouseArtsCenter offers year-round theater arts classes, including dance, voice, acting and junior musicals. We also produce 5 main stage productions a year that students are encouraged to audition for.

OTHER CAMP INFO: For complete info, please visit: Our Camp Website Link: schoolhousearts.org.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
The Schoolhouse Arts Center has some awesome theater camps this summer! Be sure to sign up soon before they fill up!

Please visit: Our Camp Website Link: schoolhousearts.org

Theatre Camps:

Storybook Theatre (ages 5-12)
Camp: July 6 - July 10 / Show July 10 at 2:30pm
Meet new friends and learn about being on stage! Familiar and re-imagined storybook characters take the stage as the kids put on an original show at the end of the week.

Princess and Pirate Camp (ages 6-14)
Camp: July 13-17 / Show July 17 at 2:30pm
Recreate some of your favorite characters, and create some new ones! They will come to life in an original production at the end of the week.

Create Your Own Adventure Camp (ages 8-14)
Camp: July 20-24 / Show July 24 at 2:30pm
For the imaginative camper, this camp will allow students to create their own show from scratch, from writing an original script, casting a show, and mounting it for performance, all in one week!

Shakespeare Workshop: As You Like It (ages 12-18)
8-Week Camp beginning June 22
3 days a weeks: Sun, Mon, Wed
Shows: August 14-16 Directed by Eileen Avery
This workshop is an energetic, intensive, performance-oriented experience for young actors ready to delve into Shakespeare. Collaborative workshops will introduce the language, story, characters, and ideas of Shakespeare’s As You Like It. Classes will incorporate movement, voice, improvisation and acting to enable students to explore the play. Schedule to be determined by availability of students.

Musical Theatre Camps:

Sleeping Beauty Kids (ages 6-11)
Camp July 27 - August 7 / Shows August 7-9
Auditions June 27-28
Directed by Dillon Bates
Join us for this retelling of a fairy tale favorite. Filled with vibrant characters, singing and dancing, Sleeping Beauty is sure to keep you wide awake!

Into the Woods Jr. (ages 11-15) *** CAMP FULL ***
*** Contact us to be placed on waiting list ***
Camp August 10-21 / Shows August 21-23
Auditions June 27-28
Directed by Dillon Bates
One of the most ambitious shows we’ve ever attempted, join us as we bring to life Stephen Sondheim’s challenging score and classic re-imagining of familiar fairy tale characters.

For more information about our summer camps at Schoolhouse Arts, contact our Education Director, Dillon Bates, at schoolhousearts[AT]gmail.com

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
The Schoolhouse is always looking for volunteers to help out with our summer theater arts programs as well as directors and teachers for our year-round activities. Please contact us at schoolhousearts[AT]gmail.com or (207) 642-3743 for more information.

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Taconnet on Great Pond
Rome, Maine

Visit Our Taconnet on Great Pond Website
1-800-588-7024
anne[AT]taconnetongreatpond.com
info[AT]taconnetongreatpond.com
Joyce Island
Rome, Maine 04963

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
P.O. Box 238
Belgrade Lakes, ME  04918

CAMPER AGES: 0-100

TYPE OF CAMP: All inclusive overnight family camp

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Taconnet is a family camp on an island on Great Pond, in the Belgrade Lakes region. Families will stay in beautiful 3-4 bedroom cottages on the water all with docks and unmotorized watercraft. All families enjoy American plan dining daily and can choose from a variety of family activities. Wonderful place to unwind and reconnect with your loved ones.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Fine Arts/Crafts, Golf, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Adventure, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are 30-35 minutes from both Augusta and Waterville. Taconnet is located on Joyce Island, on Great Pond, which is part of the Belgrade Lakes region.

CAMP FACILITIES: Taconnet has 15 beautiful family cottages, some with multiple cottages for larges family groups. Each cottage is located on the water and has a dock to enjoy the beauty of Great Pond. Families will enjoy an all-American dining plan at our dining hall. Many activities are available for families including our three Har-true tennis courts, fishing, swimming, yoga, children's craft activities.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Taconnet has been operating as a family camp for 140 years. It originated as a retreat for teachers and their families from metropolitan areas looking to escape to city and to reconnect. Taconnet has continued to evolve but remains an escape from the busy world to reconnect with family.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Please see our website

OTHER CAMP INFO: Wacky talent show weekly
Children's craft program
Hiking
Tennis
Fishing
Swimming
Sailing
Stand up Paddle Board
Canoeing
Kayaking
Games, puzzles, books
motorize watercraft (rentals available at Marina)

Please see our website for more info.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please see our website

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Hidden Valley Equestrian Center Camp
Cornville, Maine

Visit Our Hidden Valley Equestrian Center Camp Website
207-474-3014
Terry[AT]HidVal.com
8A Hidden Valley Lane
Cornville, Maine 04976

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
207-474-3014

CAMPER AGES: 7-16

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. Co-ed Daycamps, M-F 8-4. Girls Only Overnights

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers. All Girl Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): ACA

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located in beautiful central Maine, 4 miles from Skowhegan, 1 hour north of Augusta, 1 hour south of Bangor

CAMP FACILITIES: We only accept 6 girls for overnight camp. We have 2 bunkrooms, kitchen, dining, lounge and restroom with shower. We have a large indoor arena so we can ride rain or shine and we have a large in-ground swimming pool.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: We are family owned and operated with low camper to counselor ratio. We can accommodate beginner to advanced riders. We do offer crafts and swimming but our focus is the horse program.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): We offer Family Camps!

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Horseback riding year round! We have a large indoor arena.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please see our website for dates and rates and more information!

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Living Waters
Weston, Maine

Visit Our Living Waters Website
207-448-2310
moreinfo[AT]lwcamp.com
47 Dark Cove Road
Weston, Maine 04424

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Living Waters Video

MOST RECENT UPDATE:
More than 6 months ago. Contact camp for the latest 2021 camp info.

CAMPER AGES: 7 to 18

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Basketball, Soccer, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Team Sports, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Soccer & Basketball Camps, Horsemanship

CAMP LOCATION: We are located 30 miles south of Houlton, Maine on the shores of East Grand Lake. Please visit our web site for camp photos and videos

CAMP FACILITIES: Campers stay in dorm style housing with councilors, with meals in a central dining hall. Swimming, canoeing and kayaking are available at our lake front. We have 8 house keeping cabins available along with 6 motel rooms for adult guest and families. RV and tent sites are also available.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our programing is for families as well as youth. We have separate activities for youth and the adults. See our web site for more info.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Adult camps.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Year-round programs.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Our season begins May 20 with a pastors conference. Our camping season begins June 21- 22, with a Ladies Retreat and ends with a Fall Foliage Weekend Oct 11 - 14.

Please see our website for our different youth camps and dates.

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Birch Rock Camp
Waterford, Maine

Visit Our Birch Rock Camp Website
Summer: (207) 583-4478
Off-season: (207) 741-2930

birchrock[AT]birchrock.org
293 McWain Hill Road
116 South Portland Avenue
Waterford, Maine 04088

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
15 Skyline Road
South Portland, Maine 04106

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Birch Rock Camp Video

CAMPER AGES: 7-16

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Boy Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Set apart by its size - only 80 boys - and its focus on non-competitive achievement, Birch Rock Camp has captivated boys ages 7 to 15 with exhilarating camp activities since 1926.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Baseball, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Team Sports, Academics, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Archery, Bushcraft, Canoeing, Campcraft, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Library, Mountain Biking, Nature, Rowing, Windsurfing, & Woodshop

CAMP LOCATION: Birch Rock Camp is located in Waterford, Maine. With its towering pines and pristine Lake McWain, Birch Rock offers a breathtaking setting for camping.

CAMP FACILITIES: Boys aged 7 to 15 enjoy swimming in pristine Lake McWain, mastering new skills, and playing games on the fields with sweeping views of the Oxford Hills Maine. Boys live in cosy whitewashed cabins where cooperation is key. Our motto, "Help The Other Fellow," becomes a way of life for all.

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.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: The Birch Rock Community is distinguished by the many campers and counselors (3 to 1 ratio) who return each year, and even for decades. Birch Rockers are committed to being the finest mentors and passing on our values and cherished traditions to generations of campers to come.

Birch Rock celebrates the character development of its campers. Our motto Help the Other Fellow is the foundation of our community.

Birch Rock's mission is to build self-confidence and character in its boys.

A proud and accredited member of the American Camp Association and active partner with Maine Summer Camps.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Birch Rock’s Senior Camper and Counselor-In-Training programs provide opportunities for a selective group of young gentlemen to contribute to the positive growth and development of the camp community and cultivation of future leadership. Each summer, we accept individuals who demonstrate promise, champion civility, and have a sincere passion for the values of building community.

A Senior Camper (ages 15-16) typically returns to Birch Rock eager for a summer experience with a capstone of advanced achievement in one or two activities – i.e. swimming the Whale, a mastery in primitive skill development or target sports, or any activity he wishes to achieve with exceptional excellence. Additionally, he and his peers work together in mentoring younger campers who are new to Birch Rock and need a “BRC Buddy” to help adjust to residential camping. Senior Campers are learning to lead and are the ultimate role-models of the camp. They provide community service inside and outside of the camp, lead by example in terms of daily chores – i.e. inspection, table set-up, servicing at meal time, and all camp activity events.

A Counselor-In-Training, CIT (age 17) is still classified as a camper, but has limited apprentice-leadership roles working with children. A CIT will experience a variety of life-long learning skill sets including: fostering his communication skills, conflict resolution, time management and learning when you need to ask for additional support. CITs receive specific training and certification in basic first-aid, CPR, American Red Cross Lifeguarding, fundamental counseling skills in cabin management and activity skill planning. Successful CIT candidates often become Birch Rock Camp’s strongest counselors because they have demonstrated the genuine passion to give back to the community, and make their own mark in support of our motto: Help the Other Fellow. Moreover, CITs develop life skills of parenting, team-work, listening and helping themselves and each other to feel more confident and comfortable as future camp leaders.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We offer a need-based financial scholarship. For more information, please fill out the request info form on our website or email birchrock[AT]birchrock.org

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Join us for FAMILY CAMP 2020 • August 20 – 24, 2020

Are you ready to enjoy the beautiful Maine sunsets? Swim, canoe, and sail around Lake McWain? Relax with a book under the birch trees? Taste some delicious Maine Lobster? Why should campers have all the fun? This summer camp in Maine, is the perfect retreat! Birch Rock’s Family Camp in Waterford Maine is just the right recipe for August relaxation and recreation! After the campers leave, Birch Rock Family Camp comes to life…giving ANY family the chance to experience the adventure and fun of the Maine woods, by the lake. You can enjoy camp life in group activities or just do your own thing! Each family member may sign up for daily activity offerings which are facilitated by Birch Rock’s talented staff.

For more information, please fill out the request info form on our website or email birchrock[AT]birchrock.org

OTHER CAMP INFO: Our daily program offers the right balance of structure and free choice – as well as the perfect blend of energetic fun, quiet concentration on tasks and relaxing downtime including in our unique library.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Rates range $4000-$9000. Please visit birchrock.org/dates-rates/ for more details.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
We have many assorted roles at camp from Camp Counselors to Administrators, Cooks and Kitchen Service, Librarians and Tutors, Trip Leaders, Maintenance Crew, and Camp Medical Staff. If you have an interest in working at Birch Rock in any of these positions, please fill out the request info form on our website or email birchrock[AT]birchrock.org to find out what positions we have available before you fill out our online application.

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Wilderness Voyageurs
Stonington, Maine

Visit Our Wilderness Voyageurs Website
Kristie Marks cell 631 877 3064
Old Quarry Ocean Adventures 207.367.8977

kristiemarks[AT]gmail.com
130 Settlement Road
Stonington, Maine 04681

CAMPER AGES: 10- 16 kid camps. Family camp- able to paddle a tandem together.

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. 9 am arrival.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Wilderness Voyageurs is an adventure camp where child and adults will learn core wilderness and kayak skills while exploring Stonington archipelago and making unforgettable memories.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Waterfront/Aquatics, Team Sports, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Sea Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, Fire Starting, Outdoor Cooking & Navigation.

CAMP LOCATION: Stonington Maine is an Island community with a mecca for kayakers and fisherman.

CAMP FACILITIES: While camping at Old Quarry we have access to a pond to practice rescues and a full bath house, with an indoor space available if needed. Then we will be camping in the Stonington archipelago, having the unforgettable experience of island camping.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Wilderness Voyageurs was a founded in 2013 by environmental educator and registered Maine Sea Kayak guide Kristie Marks. The camp is an adventure camp where children will learn core wilderness and kayak skills while exploring Maine's coast. Camp is under the auspices of Old Quarry Ocean Adventures and affiliated with Island Heritage Trust.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Campers will be given leadership opportunities. When paddling and navigating on the water often the campers with interest in leading will be given an opportunity with coaching.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Local campers can contact me for scholarship availability. In the past I have given out two half price scholarships each year.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): 2-day Family Camp
Looking for an unforgettable island camping adventure, with the safety and planning of Registered Maine Guide Kristie Marks. Depending on groups interested optional activities include; geocaching, quarry swimming, navigation lessons, tradition fire starting, a night paddle, natural history and other kayaking skills.

$219 per person Early registration deal: sign up 3 get 1 free, by June 15th.

Dates (bad weather dates are next night) (5 person minimum)
July 1st-2nd
July 22nd-23rd
Aug. 5th-6th
Aug. 19th-20th
Other dates available upon request

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
2015 dates:
3-day camp 10-15 year olds Date: Aug. 12th-14th $299
Campers will have an outdoor adventure exploring local islands and learning essential wilderness kayaking skills. Such as rescue techniques, paddle strokes, matchless fire starting, navigation, camp cooking and other outdoor skills. Island camping weather permitting.

4-day camp 11-16 year olds Date: July 28th-31st $399
Campers will work on more advanced skills including self and assisted rescues, navigation, outdoor leadership, and wilderness skills. We will also go island camping in the Stonington Archipelago and learn to paddle board.

2-day Family Camp
Looking for an unforgettable island camping adventure, with the safety and planning of Registered Maine Guide Kristie Marks. Depending on groups interested optional activities include; geocaching, quarry swimming, navigation lessons, tradition fire starting, a night paddle, natural history and other kayaking skills.
$219 per person Early registration deal: sign up 3 get 1 free, by June 15th.
Dates (bad weather dates are next night) (5 person minimum)
July 1st-2nd
July 22nd-23rd
Aug. 5th-6th
Aug. 19th-20th
Other dates available upon request
Go to the web page to register at Our Camp Website Link: www.oldquarry.com.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Looking for an assistant to help run to two kid camps. Needs to be a strong sea kayaker and good with kids. 

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Indian Acres Camp for Boys
Fryeburg, Maine

Visit Our Indian Acres Camp for Boys Website
Summer: 207.935.2300 Winter: 720.389.4912
moe[AT]indianacres.com
info[AT]indianacres.com
1712 Main Street
Fryeburg, Maine 04037

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
1712 Main Street, Fryeburg, ME  04037

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Indian Acres Camp for Boys Video

CAMPER AGES: 7-17 years-old

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Boy Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Sports, Performing/Visual Arts, Water Sports, three waterfronts including Olympic-style pools, ropes course, climbing wall, zip lines, hiking, camping trips and the #1 horseback riding program. Located Maine’s White Mountain region, the camp welcomes children from over 20 states and 8 countries. Community, independence, leadership surround a 94-year history of traditional camping.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Theater, Musical Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Weightloss, Soccer, Golf, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Volleyball, Martial Arts, Team Sports, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Archery, Pickelball, Street Hockey, Lacrosse, Horseback Riding, Hiking, Boot Camp, Climbing Wall With Zip Line, Low & High Ropes Course (with Zip Line), Waterskiing, Wakeboarding, Kneeboarding, Canoeing, Kayaking, & Windsurfing.

CAMP LOCATION: Indian Acres is located 2 1/2 hours from Boston in southwestern Maine on the border of New Hampshire in the heart of Mount Washington Valley. Please visit our website for photos, videos and additional information about camp.

CAMP FACILITIES: Campers live in rustic cabins with bathroom, shower and hot water in each cabin. Other facilities include dining hall, three waterfronts (Olympic-style pool, lake and river), High and Low Ropes course, Climbing Wall, Disc Golf course, 6 Tennis Courts, outdoor basketball court, gymnasium (includes basketball court, fitness center, martial arts room)

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Founded in 1924, Indian Acres is located 2 miles away from its sister camp, Forest Acres Camp for Girls, in Maine's White Mountain Region. The community is a perfect example of traditional camping; providing a warm, safe, supportive and relaxed atmosphere where the children can have a positive growing experience with no pressure normally experienced when being around boys. Personal achievement is stressed in a community that has 150 boys.

Many children return summer after summer and the global community has many second and third generation campers. A commitment to each camper as an individual is the key to these flexible programs that balances the needs and requirements of everyone. Building community and teaching independence surround a 94-year history of caring for children. Indian Acres is a global community that welcomes children from 24 states and 8 different countries; fostering an environment where campers and counselors learn about different cultures and traditions from one another. The camp offers a community-based experience that focuses on the needs of each camper while teaching them to work along with fellow campers.

Over 85% of the campers 14 years of age and under, return each summer and a number of staff have been with the camp, 30+ years. The camp offers something special for everyone. The brother-sister program is unparalleled because it allows the boys and girls to be separate yet get together for various activities throughout the summer, thus offering the optimum camping experience that few others can offer.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: C.I.T. program for campers who are entering their Senior year of High School. This program is reserved for those campers who have previously attended Indian Acres.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Camp is available for wedding, reunions and corporate retreats.

OTHER CAMP INFO: English Horseback Riding program recognized as one of premier in the country; directed by renowned equestrian coach C.J. Law, Equestrian Director and Riding Team Coach at Mt. Holyoke College. American Red Cross certified Swim program directed by a professional swim coach. Tennis program is directed by a USTA teaching professional.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
7-week session - June 21, 2018 - August 9, 2018 - $12,000, 30-day Option – June 21, 2018 – July 21, 2018 - $8,000. Please go to Our Camp Website Link: www.indianacres.com for complete information.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Applicants must be 19 years old and/or have completed the freshman year of college to be considered for employment. To apply log on to Our Camp Website Link: www.indianacres.com and fill out an application.

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Maine Golf and Tennis Academy Camp Kennebec
Belgrade, Maine

Visit Our Maine Golf and Tennis Academy Camp Kennebec Website
207-465-3226
fun[AT]golfcamp.com
35 Golf Academy Drive
Belgrade, Maine 04917

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Maine Golf and Tennis Academy Camp Kennebec Video

CAMPER AGES: 8= 17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Handicap accessible

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Basketball, Weightloss, Soccer, Golf, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Team Sports, Math, Science, Adventure, and more. Junior Golf, Junior Tennis, Waterfront, Tournaments, Sports, & Leadership.

CAMP LOCATION: 1 hours north of Portland, Maine in the Belgrade Lakes Region of Maine and in the heart of Great Golf Course, Rivers, Tennis Tournaments and Golf Tournaments

CAMP FACILITIES: 30 cabins for boys and girls, complete and uniquely designed junior golf and tennis training facility with 6 holes, 9 courts, three different surfaces, 300 yard covered driving range, full waterfront, pontoon boat, ski boats, canoes, kayaks, waterskiing, basketball, soccer, theater, music etc.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Golf, Tennis and Camp. The best of both worlds. Certified PGA and USGA Recognized facility, LPGA Foundation Recognized as "one of the countries top Junior Golf Program, Sports Illustrated names us BEST Golf and BEST Tennis Camp in America.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Leadership program.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Partial Scholarships available

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Family camp and handicap accessible

OTHER CAMP INFO: You Will Love What We Do Here and You Will Improve - Guaranteed.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please see website for details, at Our Camp Website Link: golfcamp.com

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The Road Less Traveled
Maine Location(s)

Visit Our The Road Less Traveled Website
773-342-5200
info[AT]theroadlesstraveled.com
2331 N Elston Court
Chicago, Illinois 60614

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Tanzania, Thailand, Vietnam, Costa Rica, Iceland, Norway, Azores, British Columbia, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Michigan, Maine, Tennessee, Virginia, Wyoming, New Zealand, Ecuador and the Galapagos.

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
See listed above - primary address

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our The Road Less Traveled Video

CAMPER AGES: 11-17 (approximately)

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Two-four week long community service, wilderness adventure, and language/cultural immersion programs, Gap Year and Family Programs.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: The Road Less Traveled is a life-changing educational travel experience - an extraordinary opportunity to join with others, explore humanity, and build deep relationships and an appreciation for our world’s vast adventurous scenery. RLT offers domestic and international community service, language, and multi-sport adventure travel programs all over the world. We engage in the service of presence and active listening. We support young people to get outside, seek adventure, experience challenge, make new friends, build community, and understand the world in a new way. We encourage involvement, cultivate leadership and sensitivity, develop personal initiative and communal participation skills, and inspire a sense of social activism and environmentalism.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Waterfront/Aquatics, Academics, Adventure, Travel, Wilderness/Nature, and more. PADI Scuba Diving, White-water Rafting, Rock-climbing, Hiking, Backpacking, Safari, Camping, Zip-lining, Surfing, Snorkeling, Marine Biology Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, Organic Farming, Teaching English, Cooking Classes, Yoga Classes, Animal Conservation, Music Classes, Art Classes, Black History Education, Cultural Immersion, Community Service

CAMP LOCATION: Our year-round office is located in the heart of Chicago, in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. Our trips are run in a multitude of domestic and international locations. Our staff training is held every year in the Midwest, several weeks before trips are scheduled to depart.

CAMP FACILITIES: Facilities and accommodations vary from trip to trip.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: The Road Less Traveled as an organization was founded by Jim and Donna Stein in 1991, and has been successfully running safe, exciting, life-changing trips for teens ever since. Both Jim and Donna are still the current directors, and are integrally involved in every single aspect of the company. In the summer, they are on call 24/7, available both to parents as well as to our leaders in the field.

We are an ACA accredited organization with an impeccable track record. We believe in the process of accreditation. It allows us to compare our standards to other professionals in the industry. Our accreditation allows us to follow specific standards related to leader screening including use of application forms, reference checks, personal interviews, work history review, and background checks.

Many years ago, we were the first company serving young adults to require that all leaders have a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) medical certification. WFR training is far more advanced than standard first aid or wilderness first aid. In addition to this certification, we carry extensive first aid kits on all of our programs that include antibiotics and epinephrine. Contents, protocols, and standing orders are reviewed and updated every year by our Medical Director who is an MD.

Since our inception, RLT has been on the cutting edge of technological advances in communication. We began carrying Iridium satellite phones on all of our programs as soon as they were available. Today we continue to carry the latest in emergency communication systems. According to geographic location, programs are equipped with satellite phones, ground-to-air radios, and/or cellular phones providing the possibility of 24-hour access to medical help in case of emergency.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We offer many need-based scholarships and financial aid packages. Visit Geography of Hope's website to learn more: Our Camp Website Link: www.geographyofhope.org

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): We offer Gap Year, custom trips as well as family programs in the winter, spring, and at the end of the summer. Please contact us at 773-342-5200 with any questions.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Flights, travel arrangements, and other trip-specific information is available on our website.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Visit our Program Chart to see all trips, dates, and prices: Our Camp Website Link: www.theroadlesstraveled.com

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Trip Leader/Co-Leader

Travel domestically and/or internationally with a group of high-school and/or middle-school students, monitoring and facilitating community service, language/cultural immersion, and/or wilderness adventure trips

Minimum Qualifications
• Minimum of 21 years of age
• Minimum of a bachelor's degree or in the process of completing a degree. Equivalent experience working with teenagers in related field will be considered if not currently enrolled in school
• Experience Previous program leader experience working with and or teaching young people age ranging in age between 12-19. Knowledge of and experience with group dynamics, teaching or facilitating groups, supervision of meal planning, food preparation and cooking, managing logistics. Ability to teach program specific skills, environmental awareness, and related scientific, cultural, and historical knowledge pertaining to the regions through which you will travel and their relationship to each other.
• Strong Physical Condition
• Current CPR for the professional rescuer
• Current Wilderness First Responder, WEMT or EMT certification
• Current Red Cross lifeguard or Swiftwater rescue certifications preferred but not mandatory
• Current unrestricted valid drivers license with no major convictions during the previous three year period; driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, reckless driving, hit and run, homicide or assault with a motor vehicle, drag racing, operating a motor vehicle without the owner's consent, license suspended or revoked within the previous three year period for accidents and or moving violations. Driving record should reflect no more than three moving violations and/or chargeable accidents during the previous three years

• For Adventure Programs: Knowledge of three or more wilderness travel methods. Whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, international trekking, biking, backpacking, technical rock or ice climbing and mountaineering. Mandatory requirements for adventure trips include: the ability to lead groups of students on backpacking trips of three to eight days, ability to comfortably lead through remote wilderness areas. This includes, but is not limited to, backpacking preparations, backcountry travel, route finding, campsite selection, equipment maintenance, Leave No Trace camping techniques in desert and alpine terrain and proper protocol in dense bear country.

All leaders must possess the ability to make prudent decisions in adverse conditions. International Service Learning and Language Immersion Programs: Leaders and must be highly proficient or fluent in the spoken language of the program country (Spanish, etc.) and have extensive experience with community service, international travel, managing multiple responsibilities abroad, experience and/or living abroad, cultural immersion. Knowledge of the following is helpful but not mandatory: Sea Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting, Trekking, Surfing, and Snorkeling

• International Service learning and Language Exposure Programs: Leaders to have extensive experience with community service, international travel, managing multiple responsibilities abroad, experience and/or living abroad, cultural immersion. Knowledge of the following is helpful but not mandatory: Sea Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting, Trekking, Surfing, Snorkeling

• Service Learning Programs: Leaders to have extensive experience with community service, experience managing multiple responsibilities, construction experience preferred. Knowledge of the following is helpful but not mandatory: Sea Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting, Rock Climbing, Hiking, PADI Scuba certified
• Ability and experience supervising co-instructors and participants
• Valid Passport
• Ability to drive a standard transmission vehicle
• Ability to communicate and work with teenagers and co-instructors, and provide necessary instruction
• Ability to creatively schedule programs, facilities, and co-instructors
• Ability to observe participant behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques
• Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity
• Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid
• Good character, integrity, and adaptability
• Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self -control
• Ability to follow written procedures as outlined in the leader-training manual
• Ability to support program philosophy and implement procedures
• Ability to work long hours
• Ability and experience in facilitating groups

Specific Responsibilities/Job Description
1. Plan, coordinate and execute daily activities and trip logistics
2. Monitor co-instructor and participant assignments for the day
3. Monitor groups and supervise co-instructors' responsibilities
4. Act as a positive role model for participants
5. Responsible for the relationships with general public, people of the land, and subcontractors
6. Monitor ongoing safety and provide education for co-instructor and participants
7. Supervise the health and safety of the participants and environment
8. Together with co-instructor and participant, plan and execute the evening program
9. Identify and address inappropriate behavior with participant or with other co-instructor, for actions that put health and safety of a participant at risk
10. Together with co-instructor, plan and implement evening program as needed
11. Management of financials and accounting including monitoring of expenditures, record keeping, advances, bookkeeping and end of trip summary of information
12. Management of gear, vehicles, inventory, storage, documentation and end of trip summary information
13. Evaluate co-instructor and perform reviews and summer end evaluations
14. Evaluate program and current season and make suggestions for following season

Dates of Employment
June through August seasonally - recommend early application.

Remuneration
Salary is commensurate with experience/certifications/qualifications. Your salary with The Road Less Traveled includes all food, lodging and transportation from the beginning through close of your trip. We also offer pro-deals on outdoor equipment from a variety of well-known manufacturers.

THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED
Laura Dunmire-Director
2331 N Elston Court
Chicago, IL 60614
employment[AT]theroadlesstraveled.com

Please visit: Our Camp Website Link: www.theroadlesstraveled.com

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Kingsley Pines Camp
Raymond, Maine

Visit Our Kingsley Pines Camp Website
855-799-7788 (Toll free)
207-894-9030

info[AT]kingsleypines.com
51 Coughlan Cove Rd.
Raymond, Maine 04071

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: Ages 8-16

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. 2 or 3 week sessions

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: You can't go very far at Kingsley Pines without hearing a laugh or seeing a smile. Our camp is so much fun you'll want to come back year after year! Kingsley Pines - it is the way camp should be! (Ages 8-16, Coed, 2 & 3 Week Sessions)

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Soccer, Golf, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Volleyball, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Waterskiing, Wakeboarding, High Ropes, Low Ropes, Rock Climbing, Archery, Fencing, Campcraft, Nature, Lacrosse, Ultimate Frisbee, & Yoga.

Kingsley Pines Camp is a Top Family Summer Camp located in Raymond Maine offering many fun and educational Family and other activities, including: Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Wilderness/Nature and more. Kingsley Pines Camp is a top Family Camp for ages: Ages 8-16.
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CAMP LOCATION: Kingsley Pines is located on crystal clear Panther Lake in Raymond, Maine. We are located 40 minutes west of Portland and 2 hours north of Boston.

CAMP FACILITIES: We are situated on a beautiful, private lake. We have a rock climbing tower, archery range, theater, art studios, a ceramics studio, indoor basketball courts, high and low ropes course, soccer field, baseball diamond, lacrosse field, 4 tennis courts, hiking and mountain biking trails, a chip and putt, and much more!

Our cabins are well-maintained, but still have a rustic fee. All cabins are equipped with screens and electricity. Most cabins have bathrooms. For the cabins without bathrooms, there are several central bath houses with hot and cold running water, sinks, toilets, and individual shower stalls.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: You can't go very far at Kingsley Pines without hearing a laugh or seeing a smile. Our summer camp is the place where your child learns to share, listen, work well with others, and is free to just be a kid.

Safe Surroundings
Our trained mature counselors have a genuine interest in and compassion for children. All counselors are screened and then carefully chosen to be positive role models. This safe surrounding nurtures and challenges each child so they can develop a higher level of self-confidence.

Enriching Environment
Our staff understands that a child first needs to feel secure before they will explore and try new things. Kingsley Pines' non-regimented sessions foster independence and give campers the responsibility of choosing all their own activities. Through daily interaction with fellow campers and staff, children learn to problem solve and help others. Camp gives them a true sense of who they are and how they can contribute to the community around them.

Friendships Forever
Living, laughing, and playing together connects our campers in ways that form lifelong friendships. Kingsley Pines is like a village where every camper feels comfortable, whether they are a first time or returning camper.

A Complete Camp Experience
Attending Kingsley Pines allows flexibility in planning your summer. Choose any of the three sessions and your child will have all the benefits of a whole camp experience.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Family Camp is designed to give all ages the opportunity to have as much fun as children have at Kingsley Pines Camp! There are a variety of options for families to be together and for adults and children to enjoy some time on their own.

To learn more, go to Our Camp Website Link: www.kingsleypines.com

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
We offer four 2 or 3 week sessions to choose from.

For a list of current rates and dates, please go to: Our Camp Website Link: www.kingsleypines.com

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
If you are looking for a exciting and rewarding experience where you can make a real difference in child's life, then this is the place for you!

Counselors are the core of the camp staff. Candidates should be caring, enthusiastic and have a genuine concern for children. Counselors supervise, lead, guide, and live with 3-8 children. They also teach activities (see list below) These positions require maturity, creativity, and strong commitment to children. Candidates must be at least age 18 and have graduated from high school before January 1, 2017.

Benefits include:
- Room & board
- Laundry
- Competitive salary
- Staff lounge with Internet access
- Transportation for days off
- Beautiful location
- Delicious meals with Vegetarian option
- FUN!

To apply online go to: Our Camp Website Link: www.kingsleypines.com

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Wildwood
Bridgton, Maine

Visit Our Wildwood Website
207-647-8864
campwildwood[AT]campwildwood.com
318 Wildwood Road
Bridgton, Maine 04009

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 7-15

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Boy Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Wildwood is a top boys sports orientated camp located in southern Maine.
Although we teach all team sports including ice hockey, we have a multitude of diverse non athletic and individual activities to choose from. These include daily swim and tennis lessons, ropes and campcraft, BMX, archery, yoga and fitness, waterskiing and sailing, guitar, art, radio, and golf. Campers can attend Camp Wildwood for either 4 or 7 week sessions. We also have weekly trips away from camp and the boys have daily tournaments and games versus neighboring camps.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Weightloss, Soccer, Golf, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Volleyball, Team Sports, Academics, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. LACROSSE, ROLLER/STREET/ICE HOCKEY, BMX, WATERSKIING, & ROPES COURSE.

We Also Offer Private School Tutoring By One Of Our Teacher Administration Members. These Lessons Take Place After Lunch & Will Not Impact A "normal" Activity Schedule.

CAMP LOCATION: Camp Wildwood is located in the White Mountains, approx. 40 miles west of Portland, Maine. We are situated on 150 acres and border pristine Woods Pond for more than half of those acres. Please visit our website for a site map, virtual tour, and lots of beautiful photographs.

CAMP FACILITIES: Camp Wildwood is considered one of the finest camps in North America. We have the rare combination of spectacular surroundings, with beautiful well cared for playing fields. We also have our own 25,000 sq. foot gym for rainy days and a 4 hole par 14 golf course. The campers and staff live in cabins complete with bathroom facilities and electricity.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our campers pick their activities every day from a schedule we provide them. We ask only that the boys "try" everything and just pick the three activities they're comfortable with. All activity choice periods include a team sport, individual sport, and non-athletic activity to choose from. For instance, your son might have to choose between baseball, waterskiing, and art or perhaps soccer, ropes, and yoga/fitness. We track their choices and recommend to them after a few weeks some choices that they have not tried ensuring a well rounded activity schedule.

We're a well rounded community of great kids and staff, that truly believe in positive role models, proper sportsmanship, and it doesn't hurt that we serve unbelievable food from a top notch professional kitchen staff that can handle food allergies of most any kind (or any kind of picky eater). We are totally NUT FREE and are fully solar powered.Please go to Our Camp Website Link: www.campwildwood.com to experience what makes Wildwood so special.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Only for current campers that have been in our program

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Wildwood has an Early Bird discount rate if you sign up by January 1st.
Please contact us for more details, 207-647-8864 or email campwildwood[AT]campwildwood.com.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): We have a Post Camp Family Camp for current or future campers from August 11th-13th

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
In 2017, Camp Wildwood begins on Sunday, June 25th.
The four week session ends on or about July 22nd & 23rd.
The remaining 7 week campers stay until camp ends on Friday, August 11th.

The staff comes to orientation commencing on Saturday June 17th.
The staff's last day is the same as the campers, Friday, August 11th.

The four week tuition price is $8,500
The seven week tuition price is $11,800

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
We are always on the lookout for Specialty counselors that are reliable, responsible and hard working. To be a Specialty staff member, you must play or teach your specialty at a HIGH level. To work on our waterfront, a current Red Cross lifeguarding certification is mandatory, and this would include sailing or waterskiing. Please head to Our Camp Website Link: www.campwildwood.com and click onto the Staff section to apply.

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Camp Kippewa
Monmouth, ME

Visit Our Camp Kippewa Website
207-933-2993
800-547-7392

info[AT]kippewa.com
1 Kippewa Drive
Monmouth, ME 04259

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
Suite 102, #218
265 Turkey Sag Trail
Palmyra, VA 22963

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 6 - 15

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: The caring, nurturing ambiance at Kippewa sets girls at ease, giving them confidence to make friends and try new activities. Girls create weekly schedules from our wide range of varied activities: Arts. Equestrian. WaterSports, Gymnastics, Climbing, Wilderness trips and more! No two girls are alike. Why should their summers be?

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Basketball, Soccer, Gymnastics, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Volleyball, Team Sports, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Ropes Course With Zip Line, Extensive Equestrian Program, Waterskiing, Wakeboarding, Sailing, Archery, Cooking, Animal Care

CAMP LOCATION: Kippewa is in South Central Maine, the north-eastern most state of the United States, in the same time zone as New York City but further north. This is lake country, less than an hour's drive to the Atlantic Ocean and the southern parts of the Great North Woods wilderness. Measured by driving time from cities with airports served, Kippewa is three hours north of Boston, Massachusetts; an hour north of Portland, Maine; and twenty minutes south of Augusta, Maine.

CAMP FACILITIES: Please visit our website to check out our camp facilities!

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: No two girls are alike, why should their summers be? Camp Kippewa is a unique all-girls overnight camp for ages 6 to 15. Girls select from a wide array of activities to create their own weekly schedule, participating in six activity blocks daily. The caring, nurturing ambiance at Camp Kippewa sets a girl at ease with who she is, giving her the confidence to make friends easily and feel comfortable about trying challenging new activities.

The Arts program offers over 20 disciplines of Fine Arts & Crafts and Dance & Theater.

Onsite horseback riding facilities host an unbeatable Equestrian program where campers can ride daily.

Lake Cobbosseecontee is the perfect setting for top-notch Water Sports instruction in waterskiing, sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and kayaking.

Our program also offers a variety of Land Sports including our popular tennis program, gymnastics, soccer, softball, lacrosse and more. Campers enjoy the natural setting of Maine with ocean sailing trips, beach days, wilderness hikes and canoe trips. Our brother camp, Camp Cobbossee, is just 1 mile down the road. Siblings see each other weekly through brother/sister lunches and shared special events such as Carnival.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Family camp in August

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please visit our website for session dates and fees.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Looking for qualified counselor applicants in all program areas. Learn more at Our Camp Website Link: kippewa.com.

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Camp Somerset for Girls
Smithfield, Maine

Visit Our Camp Somerset for Girls Website
 617-744-3385
info[AT]somersetforgirls.com
8 Somerset Lane
Smithfield, Maine 04978

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
Winter: P.O. Box 812026 | Wellesley, MA 02482

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Camp Somerset for Girls Video

CAMPER AGES: 7-17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Somerset is a brand new residential camp for girls in the beautiful Belgrade Lakes region of Maine. With three session options, a brand new facility, and more than 40 activities, the Somerset program will allow each and every girl to spend her summer achieving her fullest potential by living our "rings." Grow Every Day. Be a Good Friend. Make an Impact. Be You.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Basketball, Weightloss, Soccer, Golf, Gymnastics, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Volleyball, Martial Arts, Team Sports, Computers, Technology, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Gaga, Yoga, Softball, Cycling, Mountain Biking, Jewelry, Leatherworks, Culinary, Pottery, Kayaking, Stand Up Paddleboard, Waterskiing, Wakeboarding, Competitive Swim

CAMP LOCATION: We are located in the beautiful Belgrade Lakes region of central Maine, approximately 3 hours north of Boston and 90 minutes north of Portland, Maine.

CAMP FACILITIES: Our brand new, modern facility includes a 9400 SF lakefront dining hall; centrally located office and health center; creative studios for culinary, computers, radio, arts and crafts, and fine arts; indoor gymnastics pavilion along with dance and fitness studios, new hard surface tennis, basketball, and hockey courts; two all-purpose fields for soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey; softball field; ropes and adventure course; in-ground swimming pool; and 2000 feet of lakefront along East Pond for swimming and boating.

The brand new camper cabins sleep 11 campers and 3 counselors and include an entryway mud room, private bedside drawer, and hanging space, in-cabin bathrooms with three private showers, ample lofted storage space, tons of natural light through a big picture window, and a back door leading to a private cabin "backyard."

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: The Somerset program is designed to provide campers with fun and opportunity through a balance of elective activities, bunk activities, intracamp and intercamp competitions, day and overnight trips, community service projects, special events, and a comprehensive evening program that allows campers to display their talents, relax in the peacefulness of camp, or just be downright silly.

Our broad range of activities allows campers to hone existing skills in the areas they are most passionate about and challenge themselves to try something new for the very first time. The comprehensive program provides opportunities for individual growth and achievement, and teaches virtues that can be learned only as part of a team and through healthy competition.

Somerset’s scheduling system ensures that each camper has a well-rounded day filled with time in or on the water, on the fields, and engrossed in a creative activity. Younger campers have a more structured schedule, guaranteeing exposure to everything Somerset has to offer. As campers mature, they’ll have more choices in their schedules, so they can spend more time doing what they love most.

Our goal is for your daughter to return home with greater self-confidence, stronger bonds with her peers, and an increased ability to manage pressure and live a happy, healthy, and inspired life.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: As a new camp, we are currently enrolling up to age 13. Our leadership program will launch in approximately three summers as we grow one age group per year.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Please call for more information.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Mother/Daugther takes place every summer beginning on the last day of camp (Friday) until Sunday.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Campers and staff will gather annually for reunions, service projects, ski trips, theater outings, and more. Campers can also engage online through book clubs and video chats.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
FULL SOMER

JUNE 22 - AUGUST 10

Enroll by Dec 1: $10,800

Enroll by Feb 1: $11,500

After Feb 1: $12,950


HALF SOMER

JUNE 22 – JULY 16 / JULY 17 – AUGUST 10

Enroll by Dec 1: $6,500

Enroll by Feb 1: $6,900

After Feb 1: $7,650


SHORT SOMER

JULY 17 – JULY 31

Enroll by Dec 1: $3,800

Enroll by Feb 1: $4,000

After Feb 1: $4,500

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Positions available for cabin counselors, activity specialists, nurses, office and support staff. Apply online at: Our Camp Website Link: somerset.campintouch.com.

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Camp Somerset for Girls

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Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Summer Art Camp
Online Camp Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Visit Our Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Summer Art Camp Website
215-972-2054
215-972-2105

artcamp[AT]pafa.org
118 North Broad Street
Youth and Family Programs
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106

CAMPER AGES: 6-14

TYPE OF CAMP: Online. Mon-Fri: 9am - 3pm

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Every day, campers engage in live, interactive art making with their instructors and friends on the video platform Zoom. We also use Canvas for sharing daily schedules, online artwork and discussions between campers and instructors. And as always, every camp week will culminate with a virtual exhibition and opening reception for family and friends live streamed on Zoom.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Center City, Philadelphia, PA. one block from historic City Hall.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: - Live Zooming and friendship-making time (prescheduled so your family can plan ahead!)
- Off-screen activities for independent play and learning (and naps! and yard time!)
- Hands-on activities with real art materials (art camp should be a little messy!)
- Small group sizes ensure that campers receive high quality instruction and individual attention from their teachers.
- Daily movement and mindfulness exercises integrated throughout the day to get the wiggles out

Camp tuition includes an Art Toolbox mailed to your home and a live exhibition every Friday that the whole family can attend, even those living far away.

Camp Staff:
Katerina Romanenko, Ph.D. Assistant Director of Youth and Family Programs

An experienced educator and visual culture historian, Dr. Romanenko specializes in Museum education, art history, American History, and object-based learning in formal and informal environments. She holds a PhD in Art History from the City University of New York and for more than 15 years teaches art history and works in Museum education. She also holds a BA in Education Sciences and has experience in research, development and implementation of educational programs for different age groups.

Alicia Mino, Art Educator, Manager of the School and Community Programs

An accomplished practicing artists and art educator, Alicia Mino received her Master’s in visual communication from the Metropolitan University of Chile, She spent fifteen years in Italy studying art history, oil painting, and sculpture. She presented in numerous art exhibitions and founded the Mates Art and Design Studio, where she taught drawing, oil/acrylic painting, and sculpture fundamentals for ten years. In 2008 Alicia moved to Philadelphia where she continues to exhibit her work and teaches art.

Lindsey Murphy, Art Educator and K-8 Program Coordinator

An art educator with over a decade of experience in the field of education, Lindsey Murphy has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology; concentration in Archaeology from Millersville University, and an Elementary Teaching Certification from Millersville University. She worked as a general education classroom teacher in the Oxford Area School District in Chester County, PA for 8 years, and has worked in PAFA’s education department over the past 11 years creating and implementing numerous museum tours and art making experiences for children and families of all backgrounds, becoming the K-8 Program Coordinator in 2019..


Melissa Hendrixson, Art Educator

Melissa Hendrixson is an artist and art educator who has worked in Museum Education for over five years. She has her Bachelor's of Fine Arts and Studio Certificate from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and has gained experience through assisting the coordination and development of various museum programming including family programs, youth art classes, and summer camps. She now works for the School and Community Partnership Program as an art educator where she develops and implements museum tours, school lessons, and community outreach programs to support student learning, parental engagement and visual literacy initiatives.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: It is our sincere desire that no child be denied the opportunity to attend camp because of financial difficulties. Thanks to our generous donors, PAFA is able to offer a limited number of scholarships.

Please email artcamp[AT]pafa.org to receive a scholarship application

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Friday Art Show

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: PAFA offers a year round programs, online and in person for youth and families that engage parents and children with the museum collection and art-making. Our programs inculde art classes for middle school students, afterschool program for kids 6-11, and Sunday Family workshops. please visit Our Camp Website Link: www.pafa.org

OTHER CAMP INFO: Drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, comic books and graphic novels, collage and mixed media, and video arts.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Dates
June 21 - August 13, 8 weeks

Ages: 6-14 (groups: 6-8; 9-11; 12-14)

Mon-Fri from 9am - 3pm each day (except July 5rd).

For camps description, cost and schedule go to the registration website. Our Camp Website Link: www.pafa.org

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Camp Assistants and Camp Instructors.
Please visit for current job announcements and apply via 
Our Camp Website Link: hr.pafa.org

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Forest Acres Camp for Girls
Fryeburg, Maine

Visit Our Forest Acres Camp for Girls Website
Summer: 207.935.2305 Winter: 720.389.4912
moe[AT]indianacres.com
info[AT]indianacres.com
54 Swans Falls Road
Fryeburg, Maine 04037

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
1712 Main Street, Fryeburg, ME  04037

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Forest Acres Camp for Girls Video

CAMPER AGES: 7-17 year-old

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Sports, Performing/Visual Arts, Water Sports, three waterfronts including Olympic-style pools, ropes course, climbing wall, zip lines, hiking, camping trips and the #1 horseback riding program. Located Maine’s White Mountain region, the camp welcomes children from over 20 states and 8 countries. Community, independence, leadership surround a 94-year history of traditional camping.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Basketball, Football, Cheerleading, Weightloss, Soccer, Golf, Gymnastics, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Volleyball, Martial Arts, Team Sports, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Archery, Basketball, Pickleball, Soccer, Softball, Lacrosse, Field Hockey, Horseback Riding, Hiking, Boot Camp, Spinning, Volleyball, Cooking, Climbing Wall With Zip Line, Low & High Ropes Course (with Zip Line), Waterskiing, Wakeboarding, Kneeboarding, Canoeing, Kayaking, & Windsurfing.

CAMP LOCATION: Forest Acres is located 2 1/2 hours from Boston in southwestern Maine on the border of New Hampshire in the heart of Mount Washington Valley. Please visit our website for photos, videos and additional information about camp.

CAMP FACILITIES: Campers live in rustic cabins with bathroom, shower and hot water in each cabin. Other facilities include dining hall, three waterfronts (Olympic-style pool, lake and river), High and Low Ropes course, Climbing Wall, 6 Tennis Courts, outdoor basketball court, gymnasium (includes basketball court, gymnastics equipment, spinning room), indoor theater, cooking center and 23-horse Riding Center.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Founded in 1924, Forest Acres is located 2 miles away from its brother camp, Indian Acres Camp for Boys, in Maine's White Mountain Region. The community is a perfect example of traditional camping; providing a warm, safe, supportive and relaxed atmosphere where the children can have a positive growing experience with no pressure normally experienced when being around boys. Personal achievement is stressed in a community that has 150 girls. Many children return summer after summer and the global community has many second and third generation campers.

A commitment to each camper as an individual is the key to these flexible programs that balances the needs and requirements of everyone. Building community and teaching independence surround a 94-year history of caring for children. Forest Acres is a global community that welcomes children from 24 states and 8 different countries; fostering an environment where campers and counselors learn about different cultures and traditions from one another.

The camp offers a community-based experience that focuses on the needs of each camper while teaching them to work along with fellow campers. Over 85% of the campers 14 years of age and under, return each summer and a number of staff have been with the camp, 30+ years. The camp offers something special for everyone. The brother-sister program is unparalleled because it allows the boys and girls to be separate yet get together for various activities throughout the summer, thus offering the optimum camping experience that few others can offer.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: C.I.T. program for campers who are entering their Senior year of High School. This program is reserved for those campers who have previously attended Forest Acres.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Camp is available for weddings, reunions and corporate retreats.

OTHER CAMP INFO: English Horseback Riding program recognized as one of premier in the country; directed by renowned equestrian coach C.J. Law, Equestrian Director and Riding Team Coach at Mt. Holyoke College. American Red Cross certified Swim program directed by a professional swim coach. Tennis program is directed by a USTA teaching professional.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
7-week session - June 21, 2018 - August 9, 2018 - $12,000 30-day Option – June 21, 2018 – July 21, 2018 - $8,000 Please go to Our Camp Website Link: www.forestacres.com for complete information.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Applicants must be 19 years old and/or have completed the freshman year of college to be considered for employment. To apply log on to Our Camp Website Link: www.forestacres.com and fill out an application.

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New England Frontier Camp
Lovell, Maine

Visit Our New England Frontier Camp Website
207-925-6735
SRivers[AT]nefc.org
Director[AT]nefc.org
197 Quite A Road
Lovell, Maine 04051

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our New England Frontier Camp Video

CAMPER AGES: 8 - 17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. Overnight, Day Camps, and Year round Retreats

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Boy Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian. Christian Service Brigade

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: New England Frontier Camp has been located in Southwestern Maine for over 50 years. Our camp is set in the foothills of the White Mountains alongside beautiful Kezar Lake. New England Frontier Camp features rustic cabins and lodges.

Our primary purpose is to Build Men using God’s Word and outdoor experiences.

We are a non-denominational Christian ministry. Our Mission Statement calls us to glorify Jesus Christ by developing men of God who are dynamic disciples and dynamic disciplers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Soccer, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Volleyball, Team Sports, Computers, Technology, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more.

New England Frontier Camp is a Top Family Summer Camp located in Lovell Maine offering many fun and educational Family and other activities, including: Technology, Fine Arts/Crafts, Swimming and more. New England Frontier Camp is a top Family Camp for ages: 8 - 17.
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CAMP FACILITIES: Nearly 300 acres on the beautiful Kezar Lake. Tons of land and outdoor activities. 12 Cabins throughout the area. 7+ fire pits. Outdoor covered basketball court. Boats for water skiing, wake boarding, tubing. Sailboats, water trampoline, fishing, swimming areas for all ages. Craft shops, snack shack fully stocked. Archery, Riflery, Canoeing, Rocketry, Airsoft, Disc golf, Mountain trips, and all sorts of other available activities.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: New England Frontier Camp is available for churches, Christian schools, and other not-for-profit organizations to rent for weekend or mid-week events during the fall, winter, and spring months. Before cold weather sets in, we can host approximately 100 guests in cabins. Cold weather limits our capacity to about 35 guests. NEFC is available to host retreats during the Fall, Winter and Spring. Your group would enjoy the beautiful wooded acreage on lake front property. Though the accommodations are rustic, the atmosphere is unforgettable. Fall and Spring Activities Include: Canoeing, hiking, basketball, volleyball, soccer, disk golf and many other activities! Winter Activities Include: Sledding, Ice Skating, Hockey, Ice Fishing, Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing, Skiing at nearby mountains and much more! (Camp owns a limited number of sleds and hockey sticks, please bring all other equipment to enjoy!)

Our Sentinel Program (for boys ages 8-11) is about having fun, learning, and being challenged at a level appropriate to this age. Boys can try their hand at everything from swimming, archery, hiking, air riflery (BB’s), water tubing, building water rockets, and group games to team and individual sports. All activities are closely monitored by our trained and certified staff.

Our Battalion program (for boys ages 12-17) is a journey straight to the heart of real adventure. Dig down deep and grab all the energy you can find, because you will sure need it. We have Air Soft, Disc Golf, Sailing, Archery, all kinds of Water Sports, .22 Riflery, Canoe Trips, Mountain Climbs and a ton more to choose from. And that is only the stuff to do while the sun is shining. There are night games and great camp fires with lots of fun, skits and a speaker that will challenge you to handle life’s bumps and bruises in a way that will help you grow stronger and draw closer to God. This Battalion camp is so power packed, once you’ve experienced it, you will want to come back for more.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Leadership/CIT Program: (Young Men ages 16 - 18) The Counselor-In-Training program is designed to train young men to become effective role models and mentors to their campers. During Pre Camp, you will learn skills in CPR, Lifesaving, First Aid, counseling and camp programming, peer team building, and "on-the-job training" with your senior counselor. Make this summer a life changing ministry experience!

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: It is the desire of the Community of NEFC to ensure that those who want to attend are able to do so.

If you have any questions regarding Scholarships, please contact the Camp Office (207)925-6735, or email Director[AT]NEFC.org

We have scholarship funds available to help meet the needs of those with challenges that limit the attendance of a young man at New England Frontier Camp.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Family Camp

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
STOCKADE Boys Age 8-11 Exciting action for boys ages 8 - 11 on one of the most beautiful lakes in Maine!

BATTALION
Boys Age 12-16 An adventure packed week, including an overnight hike in the White Mountains or a Canoe Trip on the Saco River!

FRONTIERSMEN
Young Men 14-18 True Christian leadership begins with service, following the pattern set by Christ. This multi-week program is designed around that very theme.

Tree Climbers
(Boys ages 6 - 11 with a Dad, Grandad, uncle, etc.) Spend 3 days building life-long lasting relationships with your son. It will be one of the most rewading experiences for both of you! ADVENTURE TRIPS (Young Men ages 14 - 18) Spend a week engaged in an exciting adventure!

COUNSELOR IN TRAINING (Young Men ages 15 - 17) The Counselor-In-Training program is designed to train young men to become effective role models and mentors to their campers. During Pre-Camp, you will learn skills in CPR, Lifesaving, First Aid, counseling and camp programming, peer team building, and "on-the-job training" with your senior counselor. Make this summer a life changing ministry experience!

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Acadia Institute of Oceanography
Seal Harbor, Maine

Visit Our Acadia Institute of Oceanography Website
800-375-0058
explore[AT]acadiainstitute.com
9 Lower Dunbar Rd.
Seal Harbor, Maine 04675

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
P.O. Box 8308
Ann Arbor, MI 48107

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Acadia Institute of Oceanography Video

CAMPER AGES: 10-19 years of age

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: As the premiere marine science summer program in New England for 46 years, AIO introduces students to the physical, chemical and biological aspects of oceanography while students explore their future in marine science.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Swimming, Team Sports, Science, Academics, Wilderness/Nature, and more. We Are Primarily An Academic Marine Science Program Though We Also Offer Recreational Activities Including Hiking, Swimming & Boating.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located on Mt. Desert Island next to Acadia National Park in Seal Harbor, Maine. We are 8 miles from Bar Harbor.

CAMP FACILITIES: Our schoolhouse has been converted to include large dormitories, a working wet lab, bathrooms/showers, classrooms and a cafeteria.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: In 1975, chemistry teacher George Hahn yearned to find a way to give his students a strong marine science experience through hands on exploration. Though classroom instruction is valuable, he knew they also needed to learn the practical application of marine science and so the Acadia Institute of Oceanography (AIO) was born. Located in Seal Harbor, Maine on beautiful Mt. Desert Island, the rugged Maine coast is our classroom. As the premiere marine science summer program in New England for 45+ years, AIO introduces students to the physical, chemical and biological aspects of oceanography while students explore their future in marine science.

Over 200 students from across the country and around the world attend AIO. These are all students with strong motivation and interest in learning about the ocean. We require a teacher recommendation for acceptance into the program so we know we’re getting highest caliber of student. Our staff are qualified educators, many with advanced degrees, who come to us from schools and universities around the country.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We offer a limited number of $400 and $750 need/merit based scholarships.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): AIO offers a one week Introductory session for 10-12 year olds, two 2-week Intermediate sessions for 12-15 year olds and two 2-week Advanced sessions for high school students.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: In November of each year, we alternate offerings of either a Florida Exploration Program or a tropical program in San Pedro, Belize.

OTHER CAMP INFO: One session each summer is offered for 4 college credits through the University of Maine Machias. Both of our advanced session are for students who have completed a minimum of freshman year, though to take it for credit you must be a rising junior or senior.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please see our website for current dates and fees at Our Camp Website Link: www.acadiainstitute.com.

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Camp Walden
Denmark, Maine

Visit Our Camp Walden Website
207-452-2901
kathyjonas[AT]campwalden.com
walden[AT]campwalden.com
93 Walden Drive
PO Box 230
Denmark, Maine 04022

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Camp Walden Video

CAMPER AGES: 8-15

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Founded on values of leadership, respect and responsibility, Camp Walden is a 7-week, all girls, overnight, summer camp in Denmark, Maine. Our small size of 150 campers promotes a close-knit community of girls, ages 8 – 15, who return summer after summer for friendship, challenge and fun. Girls participate in a full range of traditional overnight camp activities including wilderness trips, horseback riding, tennis, sailing and water skiing. For nearly a century, the Walden experience has been part of young girls lives as they acquire the skills and confidence to navigate their world.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Weightloss, Soccer, Gymnastics, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Volleyball, Team Sports, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Lacrosse, Softball, Volleyball, Archery, Canoeing, Kayaking, Stand Up Paddleboards, High & Low Ropes, Climbing Wall.

Camp Walden is a Top Family Summer Camp located in Denmark Maine offering many fun and educational Family and other activities, including: Horses/Equestrian, Musical Theater, Adventure and more. Camp Walden is a top Family Camp for ages: 8-15.
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CAMP LOCATION: We are located in the Lakes Region of Maine, a 45 minute drive from Portland, ME. Nestled in the pine-filled woods, Camp Walden occupies more than 150 acres of forest and grassy fields and over a half mile of beachfront property.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have docks for swimming, sailing, canoeing and water-skiing on Sand Pond. Our fields support a variety of sports a climbing wall and an adventure challenge course with low and high ropes elements and a zip line. Our horseback riding facilities include two riding rings, pastures, and a barn, home to the 10 – 12 horses that spend the summer with us. Our creative arts facilities include our Arts & Crafts building, overlooking the lake, with studios for ceramics, jewelry and enameling, and drawing and painting, a dance practice room with mirrors and a ballet barre, and the Helen Herz Cohen (HHC) Playhouse for our musical theater program. Indoor events are held at the HHC or in the Ark, our second indoor program space.

The Main House is in the center of camp. This is home to our dining room, administrative offices and recreation porch – ping pong anyone? On rainy days the stone fireplace in the Main House living room gives campers a place to quietly read and drink hot chocolate. Our camp craft facility, where we pack gear and food for our wilderness trip program, is located adjacent to the Main House. Camper cabins are located in a horseshoe around a pine-needled knoll called the Grove. They are situated close to the Main House and the Health Center. From the lower tier of the camper cabins the view of the lake and the cry of loons at night, provide authentic Maine memories.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp Walden’s founding values are respect, trust, consideration, and cooperation. These guiding principles involve respecting and supporting each other and always trying our best. Each day campers participate in five activities where girls are scheduled to try everything. In addition campers participate in an extensive trip program, team sports (color war,) many special events and cherished traditions. Campers are encouraged to develop skills and competence while they cultivate a strong sense of self, independence, and integrity. Waldenites live for the fun, friendships, and new experiences that each summer brings. The entire experience is what makes Walden a special place.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Our Rookie Program, which will be held July 22.-24, 2019, is the perfect opportunity for prospective campers and their mothers to experience Camp Walden. You will be given a
campsister (an older Walden camper who will make sure you have an amazing experience, and together you will participate in camp activities, go on a local hike, eat in the Dining Room and sleep in a camp bunk. Email us for registration information, walden[AT]campwalden.com.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Camp Opens: Friday, June 21, 2019 Visiting Days: Saturday, July 20 or Sunday, July 221, 2019 Camp Closes: Friday, August 9, 2019 Tuition: $11500 A four-week option is available on a limited basis for first time campers only.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
If you are at least 18 years old and have attended one year of college or university, love working with children and being outdoors we would be interested in talking with you about joining our camp staff.  All of our staff teach skills in one of our camp activities and live and support a bunk of campers.  Please complete our online staff application, Our Camp Website Link: waldenme.campintouch.com,  and we will be in touch.  

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Other Maine Special Interest Summer Camps You Might Like to Know About...

Looking for Other Top Specialty Camps in Maine? Here's a few links to other directories of ME Special Interest Camps, or you can find links to ALL our Special Interest Camp Directories in the black bar at the bottom of this page.

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Girl Scouts of Maine
Portland and Bangor, Maine

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Bangor Service Center
(207) 989-7474
359 Perry Rd Ste B
Bangor, ME

South Portland Service Center
(207) 772-1177
138 Gannett Drive
South Portland, ME

Visit Our Website for more info.


YMCA of Southern Maine
Portland, ME

Greater Portland Branch
VISIT WEBSITE
70 Forest Avenue
Portland, ME 04101
207-874-1111

Casco Bay Branch
VISIT WEBSITE
14 Old S Freeport Rd
Freeport, ME 04032
207-865-9600

Northern York County
VISIT WEBSITE
3 Pomerleau St
Biddeford, ME 04005
207-283-0100

Pineland Branch
VISIT WEBSITE
25 Campus Dr Ste 100
New Gloucester, ME 04260
207-688-2255


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In addition to our 2021 Maine Summer Family Camps Directory we have also created quite a few SPECIAL INTEREST CAMP DIRECTORIES, and have included brief descriptions of these and links to their dedicated websites on the 2021 CAMP GUIDE page.

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