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Over 30 Maine Wilderness Summer Camps Listed Below with In-Depth Camp Info, including: Videos, Photos, Maps & Detailed Descriptions


Winter & Winter Break Wilderness Camps, Programs, Workshops, & Classes in Maine are Starting in December, 2016

Many of our Maine Wilderness Camps offer Winter & Winter Break Wilderness Programs, Activities, Workshops & Classes starting in December, 2016.

Be sure to check the "Year-Round Programs and Other Camp Info" headings of each camp listing for specifics, or give any Wilderness Camp you're interested in a call to check on Winter & Winter Break dates, times and availability.

Winter & Winter Break 2017 Wilderness Camp Open Houses & Reunions

Many of our Wilderness Camps will be hosting Winter & Winter Break Reunions for their previous campers, and Winter & Winter Break Open Houses for interested new campers and families. Each camp is different, and some offer activities for the entire family.

Contact the camp(s) directly to see if there are any Camp Reunion or Open House Plans for December, 2016.

Best Maine Winter & Winter Break Wilderness Day Camps Starting in December, 2016

Looking for a Great Maine Wilderness Day Camp? Look at each camp's TYPE OF CAMP description. Many of our Best Maine Day Wilderness Camps also list their exact hours, and if they offer before and after camp activities.

Best Maine Year-Round
Wilderness Camps, Classes & Wilderness Programs

Many of our Best Maine Summer Wilderness Camps also offer Year Round Wilderness Camp Programs, Classes, and Activities. You should contact the camps you are interested in to see if they offer Fall, Winter and/or Spring Wilderness Programs, too.

Best Maine Winter & Winter Break Wilderness Camp Jobs

Searching for Maine Wilderness Camp Jobs? Many of our Best Wilderness Camps are now listing their 2017 Winter & Winter Break Camp Jobs, too. Look for the heading "Summer Camp Jobs" in each camp listing. You can also check any camp's website for their "Work at Camp" or "Winter & Winter Break Employment Opportunities" pages.

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Camp Claire
Old Lyme, CT
888-582-2622
Seasonal: 860-434-0368

Ages: 6 to 16. Coed Campers. Overnight Camp. Day Camp.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Since 1916, located on beautiful Hamburg Cove in Lyme, CT. Camp Claire is ACA acredited, and focuses on "An Old Fashioned Camping" experience, with emphasis on wholesome outdoor fun. Day campers have the opportunity to sleep over one night during their week stay. Overnight campers have the choice of one week or multiple weeks stay. Lots of great activities and choices. Special Leadership and CIT programs, too. Ask us about "Camp Clio" our camp within a camp!

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One of Our Featured Maine Wilderness CampsKamp Kohut
Oxford, ME

Visit Our Kamp Kohut Website
207-767-2406 | 207-539-0966 | 1-888-GO-KOHUT
info[AT]kampkohut.com
151 Kohut Road
Oxford, ME 04270

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
2 Tall Pine Road
Cape Elizabeth, ME  04107

CAMPER AGES: 8 - 15

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Residential, traditional, co-ed, 4 week summer camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): ACA, MCE, MSC

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Rich in the finest Maine summer camp traditions, Kamp Kohut has provided a magnificent setting and a wholesome environment for enriching children’s lives since 1907. Our values-based program is carefully structured to promote a warm and welcoming camp community. Outstanding attention to campers’ well-being and to high quality instruction is the hallmark of our comprehensive and spirited 4-week brother-sister program, designed to nurture lifelong friendships, skills and memories.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Adventure, Horses/Equestrian, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Music/Band, Theater, Musical Theater, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Weightloss, Basketball, Baseball, Team Sports, Science, Computers, Technology, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located 45 minutes northwest of Portland, Maine, on 120 wooded acres situated right on the shores of Lake Thompson. We have a 1/2 mile shoreline, with numerous outdoor and indoor facilities. Please visit our website to see pictures and video of Kamp Kohut.

CAMP FACILITIES: FACILITIES Kamp Kohut is situated on 100 acres of fields and woods, with one half mile of shore frontage on Lake Thompson, a beautiful spring-fed, crystal-clear, eleven mile long Maine lake. Kohut has an abundance of playing fields, recreational areas and indoor facilities for campers to use as they learn and grow in a nurturing and fun environment.

Living Quarters: Cabins, Platform Bunks, Staff Housing. Indoor Facilities: Arts and Crafts Shack, and Boat House, Dance & Senior Lodge, Dining Hall & Kitchen, Health Center, Media Shack, Office & Rec Room, Radio, and Theater.

Sports Facilities:, Archery Range, Baseball Diamond, Basketball Courts, Golf Range, Gymnastics Pavilion, Hockey Rink, Tennis Courts, Lacrosse Field, Soccer Field, Softball Diamond, and Volleyball Court Waterfront Facilities: Watercraft, Power Boats (5), Canoes (10), Kayaks (10), Sail Boats (8 Sunfish, 1 Hunter 140 and 1 FJ racing boat), Crew Boats (2 two-person; 1 four-person), Windsurfers (8) Docks, "A" Dock (enclosed swimming area), "I" Dock (for fishing, meetings, boat pick up & drop offs), Boat Dock (for mooring power boats), Crew Dock (for crew boats), Windsurfing Dock (for windsurfing), and Waterski Dock (for waterskiing). Outdoor Education Facilities: Adventure Course, High Elements (6), Low Elements (10), Climbing Tower, Bouldering Wall, and Mountain Biking.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: ACTIVITIES At Kamp Kohut, we have an elective program. That means you can choose your own schedule each week. There are 50+ different activity choices! Before you come to camp, you'll complete an activity sign-up form at home with your parents and send it back to us before the summer starts. Your schedule will be all ready to go when you get to camp, full of six activities from your top ten list! After the first week at camp, you will sign up for the next week's activities. You may choose to stay with the same activities or try some different ones. The same is true for week three. We want you to go as far as you would like in an activity, but also be exposed to lots of new activities. If you don't see a particular activity you are looking for, don't worry! We probably offer it during Daily Choice.

Daily Choice gives you the chance to try something new every single day! During Daily Choice, you can try activities that are on the regular schedule (it's kind of like a "taste-test!") or you can sign up for something completely different, like Extreme Bocce, Ultimate Frisbee, or Magic Tricks. Another fun time is Evening Activity, where you and your bunkmates will participate together in an all-camp event or an organized activity just for you! It's a great opportunity for bunk bonding and exposure to different areas of camp. You can read more about our activities on our Program page.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Call or email for information on CIT/Leadership Programs.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Please call or email for more information on year-round activities or programs and rental opportunities.

OTHER CAMP INFO: 4 WEEKS AND A LIFETIME OF MEMORIES Rich in the finest Maine summer camp traditions, Kamp Kohut has provided a magnificent setting and a wholesome environment for enriching children's lives since 1907. Our values-based program is carefully structured to promote a warm and welcoming camp community. Outstanding attention to campers' well-being and to high quality instruction is the hallmark of our comprehensive and spirited 4-week brother-sister program, designed to nurture lifelong friendships, skills and memories.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Dates Summer 2016
First Session:
Saturday, June 25th to Wednesday, July 20th
Two Week Program (for rising 3rd and 4th graders):
Saturday, June 25th to Saturday, July 9th

Second Session:
Saturday, July 23rd to Wednesday, August 17th
Two Week Program (for rising 3rd and 4th graders):
Saturday, July 23rd to Saturday, August 6th
Tuition Summer 2016
First Session: $6,600
Second Session: $6,600

Two Week Program
For children going into 3rd and 4th grades ONLY
Two Week Program: $4,000
Two Week Extension: $2,700

Payment Schedule
Full Season
$1,000 Due Upon Enrollment
$1,500 Due December 1
$1,500 Due March 1
Balance Due May 1
Two Week Program
$1,000 Due Upon Enrollment
$1,500 Due December 1
Balance Due May 1

We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
We are looking to hire DYNAMIC, ENTHUSIASTIC, ENERGETIC, MOTIVATED and COMPASSIONATE staff to work with the children in our camp program.
As a member of the Kohut Staff, you will have the opportunity to make a constructive difference in the lives of children and build life-long friendships with your co-counselors and peers.

We offer a balanced focus on land and water sports, arts and media programs, outdoor education, and day and overnight trips, which provide a structure young people need to thrive socially, developmentally, and physically. As part of a team of highly qualified staff, you will help emphasize teamwork and character development while celebrating the uniqueness of each individual.

It is a complete camping experience that fosters cherished memories of a world unlike any other. We hope you will be a part of this unforgettable opportunity!

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Maine Wilderness Camps

Be sure to ask each Maine Wilderness Camp about the amount of wilderness instruction and the overall intensity of their wilderness program.

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Camp Fernwood
Poland, Maine

Visit Our Camp Fernwood Website
207-998-4346
610-356-7602
fernwood[AT]campfernwood.com
48 Camp Fernwood Lane
Poland, Maine 04274

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
6035 Goshen Rd.
Newtown Square, PA 19073

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Camp Fernwood Video

CAMPER AGES: 8-15

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Full season 7 weeks

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Now in our 95th season, Fernwood is known for nurturing the whole child in a safe and supportive environment that fosters social and emotional growth, as well as skill development in over 36 activities. Campers and mature staff live in a beautiful 100 acre setting with emphasis on friendships, learning and play.

Chosen with the guidance of parents and camp staff, each camper’s elective program of activities is supplemented by several required core activities, and is designed to build skills as well as self-confidence and independence. Expert instruction offered in all activities, including swimming, canoeing, waterskiing, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, tennis, gymnastics, aerobics, yoga, on-site English horseback riding, archery, riflery, soccer, softball, field hockey, lacrosse, drama, dance, music, crafts, ceramics, woodworking, silver jewelry, photography and rock climbing.

The tripping program includes weekly outdoor day trips, overnight trips, and extended white water canoe, hiking, and rock climbing trips.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Adventure, Horses/Equestrian, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Music/Band, Theater, Musical Theater, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Gymnastics, Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Team Sports, and more.
Waterskiing (skiing, Wake Boarding, Knee Boarding, Etc.)
Target Sports (riflery, Archery)
Silversmithing
Stand Up Paddleboarding
Climbing Wall, Ropes Course, Rock Climbing

CAMP LOCATION: Camp Fernwood's 100 acre facility is located in the "Lakes District" of southern Maine. We are 45 minutes northwest of Portland, and only 2 hours from Boston.

CAMP FACILITIES: Fernwood sits on 100 acres of meadows bordered by woodlands and the sandy shore of one of the largest and cleanest lakes in the region - Lake Thompson. Campers are grouped by school grade and live in beautiful and airy wooden bunks with screens and shutters for weather protection.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Founded in 1921, Camp Fernwood is a traditional, overnight camp for girls in Poland, Maine. The Fernwood family is known for its warm atmosphere and concern for each child. Campers and mature staff live together in a beautiful, rustic setting, with many opportunities for friendships, learning and play.

Nurturing tolerance, unselfishness, and an appreciation of a simpler life in the out-of-doors. Our full season provides girls with enough time to experience new challenges, enhance self confidence, develop activity skills, and establish enduring friendships in safe, beautiful surroundings. Fernwood is not divided into sections, for we are, in essence, one family, building community spirit through the contributions of each of our girls.

Each camper has an elective program of activities, chosen with the guidance of parents and camp staff. Older campers may specialize in a specific activity. Expert instruction is offered in all activities, including swimming, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, waterskiing, kayaking, tennis, gymnastics, aerobics, English riding, archery, riflery, soccer, softball, field hockey, volleyball, drama, music, dance, crafts, ceramics, woodworking, silver jewelry, drawing, painting, photography, and rock climbing. The tripping program includes day trips, as well as extended white water canoe and kayak, backpacking, hiking, and rock climbing trips.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Fernwood has a broad geographic diversity. Campers come from 23 of the United States, France, Spain, Hong Kong, Colombia, and Switzerland.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
One full season session (7 weeks)
26 June - 14 August
Tuition: $11,800

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Looking for a summer job?  If you're at least 19 years old and finished your first year of college, we'd love to discuss our opportunities with you. 

Fernwood's staff to camper ratio is the best we know of, at 1:1.5    This allows us to run a high quality program all day, every day, while still allowing our staff time to recharge with generous time off. 

A strong interest in working with children is required, and counselors are hired to teach within a specific activity(ies) specialty . 

Please contact our assistant director Ellyn Black: ellyn[AT]campfernwood.com

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Wilderness Camps in ME
Offer Day & Overnight Options

Some Maine Wilderness Camps offer BOTH Day and Overnight Camp options. Be sure to check each camp's description under "TYPE OF CAMP" for complete information, and exact hours.

Some Maine Wilderness Day Camps also offer Extended Camp Hours for Early Camper Drop-Off and Pick Up. If you need these services, you should contact the camp to confirm availability.


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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

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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 91-year history of traditional camping.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Adventure, Horses/Equestrian, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Music/Band, Musical Theater, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Cheerleading, Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Weightloss, Basketball, Martial Arts, Football, Team Sports, 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 91-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 24, 2017 - August 12, 2016 - $11,800 30-day Option – June 24, 2017 – July 22, 2017 - $7,800 Please go to This Website Link 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 This Website Link and fill out an application.

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Teen Wilderness Camps in Maine

Maine Wilderness Camps for Teens sometimes include more 'intense' or immersive wilderness activities, and can be much more rigorous. Teen Wilderness Camps in ME tend to have more focus on wilderness skills development, sometimes involving intense activities or experiences, with limited down-time, and include age-appropriate special camp events designed for teens.

Be sure to speak with each camp you are interested in, so you know exactly what to expect.


Gould Academy Summer SAT Prep + Outdoor Experience
Bethel, Maine

Visit Our Gould Academy Summer SAT Prep + Outdoor Experience Website
207-824-5880
costellod[AT]gouldacademy.org
PO Box 860
Bethel, Maine 04217

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CAMPER AGES: 15-18

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Gould Academy offers SAT Prep Plus Outdoor Experience Summer Program to help juniors and seniors prepare for the upcoming SAT while doing something they love in beautiful Bethel, Maine. Outside of the classroom, students will explore the western mountains of Maine with activities such as hikes, fly fishing, canoeing, swimming and orienteering. We make SAT prep an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Adventure, Science, Academics, and more. Sports Activities.

CAMP LOCATION: Gould Academy is a small, coed, independent boarding school, located at the eastern edge of the White Mountains in Bethel, Maine.

CAMP FACILITIES: Gould Academy Summer Programs makes use of our beautiful campus facilities. Our campus has three separate dormitories, dining hall, auditorium, campus store, athletic fields, field house with indoor skate park, basketball court and state of the art weight room. Our location in the western mountains of Maine provides ample outdoor adventure opportunities.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Each SAT Prep Plus program is a two week experience, with 18 hours of SAT prep work and another eight hours of practice tests. In the morning, participants focus on their SAT work in partnership with The Princeton Review and their SAT Fundamentals course.

In the afternoon, campers are off to pursue their passions on the field, trails, or neighboring waterways. At the heart of each program is Gould’s commitment to developing the whole person through meaningful personal relationships. That is why Gould’s advisory system is built into every camp experience, where each student has an advisor or mentor throughout his or her stay.

The result is a summer experience where you grow as a person and a test taker.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: College intern program

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
August 16 – August 28, 2015 (11th & 12th Graders) Cost: $1900

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Camp Waziyatah
Waterford, ME

Visit Our Camp Waziyatah Website
Phone: (207)-583-CAMP (2267)
Fax: 888-215-CAMP (2267)
info[AT]wazi.com
530 Mill Hill Road
Waterford, ME 04088

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
2 Forest Place
Boston, MA 02129

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Camp Waziyatah Video

CAMPER AGES: 6 - 16

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Waziyatah is known for our close-knit and inclusive community, in a no-tech environment. Campers choose their own activities from a wide variety of land sports, water activities, visual and performing arts, horseback riding, hiking, and more! 2, 4, 6, and 8 week sessions are available.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Adventure, Horses/Equestrian, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Music/Band, Theater, Musical Theater, Swimming, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Baseball, Team Sports, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located in beautiful Waterford Maine. Camp Waziyatah sits on 130 acres of woods, fields, and a privately owned spring-fed lake. Please visit This Website Link for more photos of our campgrounds, cabins, and other facilities.

CAMP FACILITIES: Lake, 24 cabins, dining hall/function room, 2 outdoor basketball courts, soft volleyball court, baseball field, 5 tennis courts, soccer field, gaga pit, climbing tower, horseback riding stables, visual arts studio, archery range, riflery range, waterfront, 2 fire pits, health center, main office.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp Waziyatah is the highest rated camp in Maine and was recently listed as one of the Top 50 summer camps in the United States. Wazi was chosen as the ideal summer camp location for the hit Disney Channel TV show "Bug Juice". We are known for our incredibly close-knit and inclusive community that welcomes kids for who they are, with no "cliques" or divisions between previous and first-time campers. Camp Waziyatah is a coed overnight summer camp in Southern Maine owned by Gregg and Mitch Parker.

Now in our 95th summer, Wazi sits on 130 acres of land on a 3.5 mile private lake. We offer 40+ camp activities like water skiing, sailing, hiking, skateboarding, theater, arts, sports, climbing wall, and horseback riding, which are all included in tuition. Campers experience overnight camping trips and hiking with our Adventure Bound program, and Trip Week allows all campers to enjoy at least one overnight campout.

Kids at Wazi grow, become more independent, learn valuable social skills, and make lifelong friends, all while having a fantastic time. Our well-vetted and background checked counselors are educators, childcare specialists, and university students with years of experience and are certified to teach their activities. All waterfront counselors are trained and lifeguard certified through the red cross.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Teen leadership program with Red Cross Lifeguard Certification for 16 & 17 year olds entering 11th grade. $4,800 for 4 weeks; $7,890 for 8 weeks.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Full Session - 8 weeks: Sunday, June 26 - Thursday, August 18 $8,950

Six Week Session: Sunday, June 26 - Saturday, August 6 $7,650

First Session - 4 weeks: Sunday, June 26 - Thursday, July 21 $5,850

Second Session - 4 weeks: Sunday, July 24 � Thursday, August 6 $5,850

First Session - 2 Weeks: Sunday, June 26 - Saturday, July 9 $3,850

Second Session - 2 Weeks: Sunday, July 24 - Saturday, August 6 $3,850

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Our counselors teach activities so we require that all applicants hold certifications or are well-qualified to teach the activity they are applying for (i.e. played in high school or college). Please visit our website at This Website Link to apply.

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International Wilderness Camps in Maine

Some of our Maine Wilderness Camps accept International Campers from all around the world. Some camps could offer special Summer International Programs, scholarships, or other incentives to international campers.

International Campers and Parents: Be sure to contact each Maine Wilderness Camp you are interested in to see if they accept campers from other Countries, if they hire any international staff, or if they offer any Special Summer Wilderness Programs for International Campers.


Camp Walden
Denmark, Maine

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

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

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.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Camp Opens: Friday, June 24, 2016 Visiting Days: Saturday, July 23 or Sunday, July 24, 2016 Camp Closes: Friday, August 12, 2016 Tuition: $10600 A four-week option is available on a limited basis for first time campers only.

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Some Maine Wilderness Camps offer Camperships, Scholarships, and other forms of full or partial financial assistance to deserving campers.

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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]kingswood.org
104 Wildwood Road
Bridgton, Maine 04009

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

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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 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.

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

JCC Camp Kingswood is a Top Wilderness Summer Camp located in Bridgton Maine offering many fun and educational Wilderness and other activities, including: Adventure, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Music/Band and more. JCC Camp Kingswood is a top Wilderness 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 3 1/2, 5 1/2 or 7 weeks. There are one- and two-week options for younger campers, and 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 This Website Link for more information.

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Camp Pinehurst
Raymond, Maine

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207 627-4670
director[AT]camppinehurst.com
23 Curtis Road
Raymond, Maine 04071

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CAMPER AGES: 6 - 14

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Residential

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Adventure, Dance, Swimming, Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Baseball, Team Sports, Technology, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Facing the sunset on the sandy shores of Crescent Lake, Camp Pinehurst is a traditional, coed summer camp. We are situated on over 60 acres in the heart of the Sebago Lakes Region- about 45 minutes outside of Portland, Maine. Founded in 1946.

CAMP FACILITIES: Activities include Red Cross swimming, sailing, windsurfing, water-skiing, wakeboarding, knee-boarding, kayaking, tennis, soccer, basketball, model rocketry, yoga, dance, archery, riflery, beading, overnight canoe trips, whitewater rafting and hiking trips.

Pinehurst also features comfortable, screened cabins with electricity, a superb chef and a resident R.N. Camp Pinehurst � come make some new friends this summer.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Winter Contact: Jack Curtis 12 Cider Lane Nashua, NH 03063 603 880-6287

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Tuition: 2-weeks $2,350; 3-weeks $3,125; 4-weeks $4,130; 5-weeks $5,100; 6-weeks $5,500.

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Wilderness Voyageurs
Stonington, Maine

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Kristie Marks cell 631 877 3064
Old Quarry Ocean Adventures 207.367.8977
kristiemarks[AT]gmail.com
130 Settlement Road
Stonington, Maine 04681

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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:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Team Sports, 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 This Website Link.

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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Wildwood
Bridgton, Maine

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

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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:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Adventure, Fine Arts/Crafts, Music/Band, Swimming, Volleyball, Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Weightloss, Basketball, Baseball, Football, Team Sports, Academics, 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 This Website Link 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 This Website Link and click onto the Staff section to apply.

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New England Frontier Camp
Lovell, ME

Visit Our New England Frontier Camp Website
207-925-6735
dgray[AT]nefc.org
btwitchell[AT]nefc.org
197 Quite A Rd
Lovell, ME 04051

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CAMPER AGES: 8 - 18

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

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Boy Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Special Needs

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

CAMP LOCATION: New England Frontier Camp is an inter-denominational independent Christian organization, located in southwestern Maine on beautiful Kezar Lake. Since 1965 we have offered outstanding, life changing, adventure camping for boys and young men. We offer summer programs for campers aged 6 to 18, Labor Day weekend Family Camp, as well as retreat facilities for groups in the Fall, Winter and Spring. Campers will be under the guidance of trained and caring counselors during their stay at New England Frontier Camp. It is our desire to provide your son with a camping experience that is exciting, memorable and fun and most importantly, life changing as a result of an increased awareness and knowledge of God.

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!)

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!

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Family Camp

OTHER CAMP INFO: New England Frontier Camp is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who are passionate about the camp and its programs. Board members represent NEFC and its mission to the New England community; give financially to the ministry according to personal means; serve as stewards of the financial, personnel, program, spiritual, and property resources God has given to the camp; and uphold the NEFC mission statement, statement of faith, and corporate by-laws. Board members may serve a maximum of two consecutive three-year terms before taking at least a year off the Board.

In addition to volunteering in various capacities at the camp�from serving on summer staff to helping out during work weekends�Board members take on specific responsibilities to assist the camp staff in the areas of technology, volunteer recruitment, human resources, alumni relations, development, facilities management, financial management, promotion, program, and prayer.

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.

FATHER AND SON (Boys ages 6 - 14) 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! We offer 3 week-long adventures from Sailing, to Canoeing the Moose River, to water sports on Kezar Lake!

COUNSELOR IN TRAINING (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!

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Flying Moose Lodge
East Orland, ME

Visit Our Flying Moose Lodge Website
207-288-3088 (winter)
877-670-9766 (Summer answering service)
flyingmooselodge[AT]gmail.com
157 Craig Pond Trail
East Orland, ME 04431

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
15 Waldron Rd
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

CAMPER AGES: 9-15

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Boy Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camping trips are our focus, canoeing and backpacking. Each week T-F everyone goes on a camping trip in a small group 4-6 people. Weekends on Craig Pond swimming, campfire, camping skills instruction and practice, woods and water games, skit night, NO ELECTRICITY- since 1921

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Adventure, Travel, Volleyball, and more. Extended Hiking (AT) & Canoeing Trips (Allagash, St. Croix River, & Moose River) For Older, Experienced Campers.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located in Down East Maine near Acadia National Park on 250 acres of lake front, hillside and forest land. Crystal clear underpopulated pond.

CAMP FACILITIES: All our structures are rustic, non- electric buildings and leant-tos. Central Lodge is 140 + years old. campers and staff sleep in lean-tos with 6 beds, Dining Hall, swim dock in our spring fed pond and float, new infirmary, volley ball court, many trails to near by mountains and camp sites, a wood working shop where we build and/or repair wood/canvas canoes. beautiful wooded campus .

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: We focus on camping trips, canoeing and backpacking. 4day/3 night trips every week. Trip assignment based on age, experience and ability. Weekends spent at base camp, swimming, games and camping instruction. Down time to enjoy the summer. All of our staff are TRIP LEADER certified, CPR and Wilderness First Aid certified along with water safety qualified.

Non- competitive, self esteem building and relaxing atmosphere where boys can be boyys without the teen issues in a co-ed program. We can enroll 48 boys and employ 18-20 staff members.

No electricity allows us to be closer to Nature and be (almost) totally unplugged.
We are small enough so everyone knows everyone and there is no bullying. Quaker roots but no religious instruction.
Since 1921

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We do offer some campship aid to those who need it and request it.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please see website for summer camp complete info.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Always looking for experienced staff for a boys' camp. Age 20 and older, Drivers licence, Life Guards needed, Trip Leaders etc., Please see our website for more jobs info.

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Bangor YMCA Wilderness Center at Camp Jordan
Ellsworth, Maine

Visit Our Bangor YMCA Wilderness Center at Camp Jordan Website
207-619-4772
camp[AT]bangory.org
101 Camp Jordan Way
Ellsworth, Maine 04605

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
The Bangor YMCA Wilderness Center at Camp Jordan
Bangor YMCA
17 Second Street
Bangor, ME 04401

CAMPER AGES: 8-19

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): The Bangor YMCA Wilderness Center at Camp Jordan is owned and operated by the Bangor YMCA and adheres to all YMCA best practices. We are also accredit

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: The Bangor YMCA Wilderness Center at Camp Jordan runs a one-week program for families of children affected by cancer. This week provides a Sleep Away Camp experience for the whole family. For more information please call 07-619-4772 or email mrobshaw[AT]bangory.org.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Adventure, Travel, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Theater, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Cheerleading, Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Football, Team Sports, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Maine is synonymous with camping and wilderness, and our Bangor YMCA Wilderness Center at Camp Jordan is the perfect combination of both. The Wilderness Center sits in the heart of Eastern Maine’s pristine lake district, just 18 miles from Bangor with a world renowned medical facility and an airport with daily flights along the East Coast. Half way between Bangor and Bar Harbor, our Wilderness Center is within reach of five star restaurants, beautiful small town boutiques, Acadia National Park’s breathtaking ocean view hiking, countless rock climbing cliffs, and more.

CAMP FACILITIES: Our Wilderness Center provides a secluded nature retreat with all the amenities for a comfortable stay. Our 200 acre campus sits along a quarter mile of lakefront. We are the only summer camp on 2,700 acre Branch Lake. The 5,000 square foot King Dining Hall sits in the center of camp. This bright new facility is equipped with a full professional kitchen and can comfortably seat up to 230 people. The Dining Hall overlooks our lakefront grove area along with Triangle Lodge, our historic meeting hall. Our modern infirmary provides all needs for camp health care, as well as heated living quarters and an apartment for seasonal use.

Most guests and campers stay in our fifteen cabins, all of which have electricity and sleep up to sixteen people. Campers utilize our two bathhouses with six toilets and showers in each. With hiking trails, campsites, sports fields, an outdoor chapel, a state of the art ropes course, and over thirty boats, our facility is the perfect location for all groups.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: The Bangor YMCA Wilderness Center at Camp Jordan offers three primary summer programs: Sleep Away Camp for boys and girls ages 8-15, Adventure Seekers Trips for boys and girls ages 8-18, and Leaders School for teens in Middle School and High School. All program details can be found in our downloadable program guide at This Website Link.

SLEEP AWAY CAMP
Sleep Away Camp is the perfect introduction for children ages 8 to 15 into the Wilderness Center’s summer camp programming. Keenly aware of the different stages of youth development, our program provides age appropriate activities to foster self-exploration, challenge, and achievement. Our Sleep Away program serves a highly diverse camper population, giving campers an opportunity to live and connect with children from various countries and cultures. At Sleep Away Camp, children embark on a personal quest, enjoying activities of their choice from water sports, our adventure ropes course, crafts, performing arts, target shooting, field sports, and more.

ADVENTURE SEEKERS
The Adventure Seekers Program is a wilderness expedition program for campers looking for an exciting, elevated camp experience. Expeditions may include mountain biking, rock climbing, backpacking, spelunking, paddling, whitewater rafting, wilderness survival and more. Adventure Seekers will explore the best of the Maine and New Hampshire wildernesses on trips specially designed for different ages and abilities. All trips are led by Wilderness First Responders and Outdoor Specialists. The trips have been developed by Jeremy Robichaud, our Director of Adventure Recreation. He is a Registered Maine Guide, a Wilderness EMT, a Nationally Registered EMT, a Level II Project Adventure Instructor, and an instructor for SOLO Wilderness Medical School. Jeremy is a professional rock climbing guide and instructor, who is licensed by both the American Mountain Guide Association and the Professional Climbing Instructors Association.

LEADERS SCHOOL
Through group problem-solving competitions, intense physical challenges, unique traditions, and guided reflection, Leaders School helps shape teens into leaders. This is a pedal-to-the-metal week of excitement, formulated by experts in the field of experiential learning and group development. Leaders are pushed to their limits, encouraged to “slay their dragons”, and make connections from their Leaders School experience to their everyday lives. Graduates of this program become charged with a greater sense of self-worth, purpose, and obligation to improve the world around them.

Leaders School relies upon a perpetually-changing but time-tested model of outdoor adventure-education to push kids to explore their physical and mental limits, all the while maintaining a fun and supportive atmosphere that emphasizes “Challenge by Choice”. The two one-week programs are divided by age group between middle school and high school, and are primarily run at the Bangor Y’s Wilderness Center at Camp Jordan. At the core of the Leaders programming, however, are its “Challenge Days” expeditions that take campers all over the state. Young leaders can paddle canoes or kayaks along Moosehead Lake and the Penobscot or St. Croix rivers, sea kayak in Casco Bay, mountain bike through Acadia National Park, go rock climbing in Clifton, or hike Mt. Bigelow or Katahdin. Through introspection and experiential learning in a safe but challenging outdoor environment, leaders learn about themselves while gaining an appreciation for Maine’s natural treasures.

While at Leaders School, teens are challenged by Low and High Ropes Course elements to strengthen self image and build team skills. In addition to more standard classes such as archery, riflery and orienteering, leaders can also participate in Traveling Minstrels (music), Teen Talk (discussions about issues that affect youth), and Energy Infusion Theatre (performing arts). Campers build communication skills, develop teamwork, learn the dynamics of a group, discover themselves and shape goals for the future. The Bangor YMCA Leaders School program has graduated more than 4,200 young leaders in its 41 year history. The relationships and skills they build at Leaders School remain a part of their lives forever.

THE BANGOR YMCA WILDERNESS CENTER AT CAMP JORDAN offers so many choices all summer long, and the common thread is that every program will bring incredible growth, skills, friendship, and fun. Set on a 200 acre campus along the shores of Branch Lake in the beautiful Maine wilderness, our Sleep Away Camp, Adventure Seekers, and Leaders School give boys, girls, and teens of all ages and interests a sense of adventure, belonging, and purpose. These programs allow a child to progress and grow each year in our specially designed age appropriate adventures. Our goal is to partner with parents throughout their child’s life.

The Bangor YMCA’s Wilderness Center provides an idyllic group of resources in which to explore opportunities for personal growth and the enhancement of outdoor skills. The bedrock of our philosophy focuses on the value of experiential learning and encourages self-discovery through the wonders of the Maine environment.

The Bangor YMCA Wilderness Center at Camp Jordan has been fostering friendships, changing lives, and creating leaders for 106 years. We have established traditions and purposeful programming that encourages character building and leadership skills through the core values of honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility. Everyone is encouraged to take these life lessons home and contribute to their own families and communities.

Our programs are formulated to reflect the appropriate challenges of each stage of child development. As youth grow and gain a sense of comfort within our programs, they are encouraged to try new activities and new programs to gain a sense of challenge and mastery. Often children who begin with our Sleep Away Camp rise through the ranks, challenging themselves physically on Adventure Seekers expeditions as they grow older, moving on to our LIT and CIT programs, and capping each summer as a teenager with the Leaders School experience. Our programs for older teens bridge the gap between finding one’s personal strength and being a responsible member of a home community. Our Wilderness Center’s camper diversity brings this conversation globally and fosters discussions among tomorrow’s leaders from around the world.

The cabin group is the heart of our program, and we have recently made our cabin groups smaller to foster a closer bond between counselors and cabin-mates. Cabins eat together during each meal, participate in cabin challenges together, and spend “embers”, a time of reflection, sharing their day around a candle every night before bed. Veteran campers think of camp as their second home, a place where they feel appreciated, accepted for who they are, and at peace with themselves. It is our goal that every child develops this sense of connection with our community and our program.

ACCREDITATION: We are accredited by the American Camp Association, ensuring that we hold ourselves to the highest industry standards. The camp complies with all regulations of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.

At the Bangor YMCA Wilderness Center at Camp Jordan, we pride ourselves on providing a staff that live out the YMCA core values of honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility. Every staff person receives extensive training, preparing them to provide the best possible physical and emotional environment for your child. All counselors are First Aid and CPR certified, and we employ two live-in health professionals and have an MD on call for reference to ensure that every camper’s medical needs are met at all times. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker visits us regularly to communicate with staff about their campers’ experiences and challenges.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: LEADERS SCHOOL
The Bangor YMCA Wilderness Center at Camp Jordan's Leaders School is one of the most profound leadership development programs in the Northeast.

Through group problem-solving competitions, intense physical challenges, unique traditions, and guided reflection, Leaders School helps shape teens into leaders. This is a pedal-to-the-metal week of excitement, formulated by experts in the field of experiential learning and group development. Leaders are pushed to their limits, encouraged to “slay their dragons”, and make connections from their Leaders School experience to their everyday lives. Graduates of this program become charged with a greater sense of self-worth, purpose, and obligation to improve the world around them.

Leaders School relies upon a perpetually-changing but time-tested model of outdoor adventure-education to push kids to explore their physical and mental limits, all the while maintaining a fun and supportive atmosphere that emphasizes “Challenge by Choice”. The two one-week programs are divided by age group between middle school and high school, and are primarily run at the Bangor Y’s Wilderness Center at Camp Jordan. At the core of the Leaders programming, however, are its “Challenge Days” expeditions that take campers all over the state. Young leaders can paddle canoes or kayaks along Moosehead Lake and the Penobscot or St. Croix rivers, sea kayak in Casco Bay, mountain bike through Acadia National Park, go rock climbing in Clifton, or hike Mt. Bigelow or Katahdin. Through introspection and experiential learning in a safe but challenging outdoor environment, leaders learn about themselves while gaining an appreciation for Maine’s natural treasures.

While at Leaders School, teens are challenged by Low and High Ropes Course elements to strengthen self image and build team skills. In addition to more standard classes such as archery, riflery and orienteering, leaders can also participate in Traveling Minstrels (music), Teen Talk (discussions about issues that affect youth), and Energy Infusion Theatre (performing arts). Campers build communication skills, develop teamwork, learn the dynamics of a group, discover themselves and shape goals for the future. The Bangor YMCA Leaders School program has graduated more than 4,200 young leaders in its 41 year history. The relationships and skills they build at Leaders School remain a part of their lives forever.

LIT/CIT
The Bangor YMCA Wilderness Center at Camp Jordan's LIT and CIT programs culminate the Sleep Away Camp experience. They provide teens with a strong set of skills they can use as future camp counselors and leaders in their communities. Our teen leadership development programs are some of the most comprehensive of their kind. Sixteen year olds begin with a two-week LIT program, which focuses on skill acquisition, team-building, personal development, goal setting, and community service. The CIT program is geared toward 17 year olds who aspire to work in childcare and continue as a leader at camp. During this three week program, participants learn the skills needed to care for children in a camp setting, develop interpersonal relationships, and work alongside members of the camp staff. Additionally, CITs will earn certifications in CPR and First Aid.

Many LIT and CIT participants were former campers who return to become volunteers and staff members, thus providing the legacy of energy and talent that has preserved more than 106 years of Bangor YMCA Wilderness Center at Camp Jordan tradition.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Scholarships are available to Maine families. All families must apply by May 1, 2014.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: The Bangor YMCA Wilderness Center at Camp Jordan facilitates corporate retreats, offers corporate, private, and wedding facility rentals, and guides a plethora of outdoor adventure programs for adults and youth through the year. More information can be found at This Website Link.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Dates & Fees are most easily viewed at the following web adress: This Website Link.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
We are currently seeking Adventure Seekers Trip Leaders (must be 21+ to apply), a Waterfront Director (must be 21+ to apply), Sous Chefs & Prep Cooks (must be 18+ to apply), and a Health Officer (RN, LNP, PA, DO, MD, EMT 2+).

All inquiries can be sent to mrobshaw[AT]bangory.org.

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DaVinci Experience Science & Art Camp
Falmouth, Maine

Visit Our DaVinci Experience Science & Art Camp Website
(207) 541-9171
info[AT]davinciexperience.com
60 Gray Rd. Building 1, Suite 16
Business Office: Portland North Business Park
Falmouth, Maine 04105

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
Mailing Address:
150 Brook Rd.
Falmouth, ME 04105

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CAMPER AGES: 4-13 yr. olds, Camper-In-Training Program for 13-15 yr. olds

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Week days 9am- 3 pm, Extended day available in Falmouth, Half day otion for 4-7 yr. olds at Brunswick & Falmouth sites

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Maine Summer Camps Organization

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Fine Arts/Crafts, Music/Band, Swimming, Science, Academics, and more. Art Camp, Ocean Camp, & Space Camp.

CAMP LOCATION: All of our sites are located within 25 miles of Portland, ME. Our physical sites vary, but all have outdoor areas for picnics, play and exploration. All sites also have large indoor areas for fun activities if the weather is inclement.

CAMP FACILITIES: Some sites are at schools or in community centers where we have grassy playgrounds with large outdoor areas, classrooms, and gymnasiums. We also have a camp with woods, fields and a sandy beach on the ocean. Our Cousins Island site is the island that you can drive across a bridge to. Please visit our website for lots of camp photos and videos.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: In 1999, I was directing science camps for the Children’s Museum of Maine and had taught science at Scarborough Middle School and Westbrook College and was (and still am) a docent at the Portland Museum of Art. I told my family I wanted to create experiences for children that melded my love of science with my passion for art. My husband replied: “Science and art—sounds like Leonardo DaVinci!” Certified teachers collaborated
with me to develop a science and arts curriculum with theme-based programs and The DaVinci Experience was born!

At DaVinci Experience camps, whether it’s dinosaurs, drawing or building catapults, your children will follow their passions or discover new ones. They’ll make friends with children who may attend their local school or be visiting from another state or country. Campers will find mentors who inspire them to try new things and they’ll have the opportunity to explore new themes each week.

Mature, experienced teachers lead small groups of similar aged campers. Our low camper to staff ratio allows your children to fully participate in hands-on science activities, art projects and outdoor games. Their experiences are enriched by meeting guests from the community, as diverse as doctors and veterinarians to dancers and African drummers.

At DaVinci Experience we are building an inclusive community of learners and we would love to have your family join us!

Judy Crosby
Founder and Director
DaVinci Experience

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: CIT Program for 13-15 year olds at all sites. Adolescents develop leadership skills under the supervision of a DaVinci Experience mentor. CIT's assist senior staff with art and science activities and games. They participate in staff training that includes child development, CPR and basic first aid, and more. Applications may be printed from the website and a personal interview with the camp director is required.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: April Vacation Camp is new this year at our Falmouth site. After School Programs are available in the greater Portland, Maine area. Art classes are also available at the DaVinci Experience Art Gallery in Falmouth, ME during the non-camp season.

OTHER CAMP INFO: We are in six towns in Maine:
FALMOUTH: Plummer-Motz School, 192 Middle Rd., Falmouth, ME 04105

BRUNSWICK: Pilgrim House, 9 Cleaveland St., Brunswick ,ME 04011

YARMOUTH: Camp SOCI on Sandy Point Rd on Cousins Island, Yarmouth, ME 04096 (and elementary schools in Yarmouth)

CAPE ELIZABETH: Cape Elizabeth Community Services, 343 Ocean House Rd., Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107.

FREEPORT: Mast Landing School, 116 Bow St. Freeport, ME 04032

WESTBROOK: Westbrook Community Center, 426 Bridge St., Westbrook, ME 04092

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Our summer camp sessions are weekly from June 23 through August 22nd. We also offer an April Vacation week camp. Each week is a different theme and campers may register for one week, multiple weeks or the whole summer. Half day sessions are available for 4-7 yr. olds, Full day (9 am- 3 pm) sessions for 5-13 yr. olds, and Extended Day is available at our Falmouth site.

Themes include Emergency Vet, Sharks & Volcanoes, Castles, Flight, Space Camps, Making Impressionist Art, Crime Lab, Ancient Greece, Eyeballs & Goo-What's Inside You, Ocean Commotion, Making Music, Amazing Africa, Inventors' Workshop, Jurassic Giant-all about Dinosaurs, Sea Pirate, Rainforest and more!

Tuition ranges from $140-$260 per week. Please visit our website for complete information.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
We hire experienced, certified teachers, as well as college and high school students who have a strong interest in science and/or  art to assist them.

We are a day camp and do NOT provide summer housing.

Please refer to our website's Employment page for details and an application form.

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Tripp Lake Camp
Poland, Maine

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1-207-998-4347
nancy[AT]tripplakecamp.com
132 Tripp Lake Camp Road
PO Box 99
Poland, Maine 04274

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CAMPER AGES: 7 - 16

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Residential, Traditional, All Girls, 7 Week Summer Camp

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Tripp Lake’s towering pines and sparkling waters provide the ideal setting to foster memories, friendships and values that will last a lifetime. Founded in 1911, Tripp Lake is considered one of the finest girls’ camps in the country.

Our full-season summer camp for girls ages 7 to 16 offers a broad array of team and individual sports, performing and visual arts, and outdoor living. In a fun and stimulating environment, we provide a range of opportunities for girls to challenge themselves, gain confidence and expand their horizons. Everything we do at TLC is imbued with what is known as the Spirit of Tripp Lake - a spirit that fosters camaraderie, enthusiasm, compassion, respect and responsibility.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Adventure, Horses/Equestrian, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Music/Band, Theater, Musical Theater, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Basketball, Team Sports, Science, Computers, Technology, and more.

Tripp Lake Camp is a Top Wilderness Summer Camp located in Poland Maine offering many fun and educational Wilderness and other activities, including: Volleyball, Gymnastics, Technology and more. Tripp Lake Camp is a top Wilderness Camp for ages: 7 - 16.
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CAMP FACILITIES: Dining Hall that seats all campers and staff. Dance Studio. 9 Art Shops including, Video, Photo and Silver Jewelry. 18 tennis courts (6 clay and 12 all weather) with 6 lit for night play. 3 Basketball Courts. Indoor Climbing Wall. Gymnasium including a Tumble Track and Uneven Bars. Softball Diamond. Field Hockey and Lacrosse Fields. 2 Soccer Fields. Archery Range. Golf Range and Putting Green. Outdoor Living Facilities including High and Low Ropes Course, Climbing Wall, Free Standing Boulder Climbing Wall. Expansive Waterfront including Sail, Water Ski, Swim, Canoe, Kayak Stand Up Paddle Board. Volleyball Courts. Gaga Court. Badminton Area. Kickball Diamond. Horse Barn and Riding Arenas. Theatre. Camper Cabins. To view our wonderful facilities, please enjoy our website at This Website Link

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Tripp Lake Camp is a traditional, residential girls camp. Our unique summer program is designed to grow with each camper. In seven weeks girls will learn new activities and become part of our rich tradition. We have a diverse program that focuses on creating a well rounded camper. Whether performing in the theatre, playing sports, scaling a climbing wall, or water-skiing for the first time, there are activities for every camper to enjoy. Our daily schedule allows campers to experience all aspects of camp. Campers select many activities while still having certain activities that the entire age group attends.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Tripp Lake Camp provides a nurturing environment that enhances our campers� sense of value and self-worth. We provide opportunities for girls to explore all facets of their personalities and encourage campers to take risks that expand their boundaries. Our goal is that by summer�s end, our campers will leave with greater confidence, self-reliance and resilience as they return home to face the pressures of their fast-paced world.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Camper Arrival Day: June 23, 2017 Camper Departure Day: August 11, 2017

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Looking to have a fantastic summer teaching your favorite activity? Well look no further!

Tripp Lake Camp is located in Poland, Maine. Founded in 1911, Tripp Lake is considered one of the finest girls’ camps in the country. Our 7 week residential summer camp for girls ages 7 to 16 offers a broad array of team and individual sports, performing and visual arts, and outdoor living, in a fun and stimulating environment. We provide a range of opportunities for girls to challenge themselves, gain confidence and expand their horizons. Tripp Lake Camp is accredited by the American Camping Association. We are situated on 260 acres, with a mile of shorefront.

We are still looking for individuals to instruct:
Arts
Outdoor Living
Rock Climbing
Sports
Tennis
Theater
Waterski

Instructors must have the ability to work well with beginner to advanced campers. Please apply if you have experience and if you have a genuine interest in working with children.

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Fair Haven Camps
Brooks, ME

Visit Our Fair Haven Camps Website
207-722-3456
register[AT]fairhavencamps.org
81 West Fairhaven Lane
Brooks, ME 04921

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CAMPER AGES: 7 - 17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp.

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

AFFILIATION(S): Christian.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Located on beautiful Lake Passagassawakeag in the rolling hills of Maine, Fair Haven Camps offers 5 days of overnight camping for children ages 7-17. We run a 5 week summer program that begins on Sunday at 4PM and ends at 3PM on Friday. We offer a wide variety of camp activities and adventures while sharing who Jesus is to all who come.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Adventure, Horses/Equestrian, Fine Arts/Crafts, Swimming, Soccer, Golf, Basketball, and more.

Fair Haven Camps is a Top Wilderness Summer Camp located in Brooks Maine offering many fun and educational Wilderness and other activities, including: Basketball, Adventure, Swimming and more. Fair Haven Camps is a top Wilderness Camp for ages: 7 - 17.
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CAMP LOCATION: Fair Haven Camps has just under 300 acres located in the central coastal region within 15 minutes of Penobscot Bay and on Lake Passagassawakeag. West Haven for both boys & girls. East Haven for special activities and ropes course.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have 16 camper cabins, lodge, dining hall, outdoor basketball court, gaga pit, high and low ropes, paintball course, a spring fed lake at the base of a mountain, and a horseback riding ring and trails.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: We offer specialty camps for horseback riding and teen adventure with a 2 day whitewater rafting trip. Traditional camp offers campers the opportunity to participate in swimming, canoing, kayaking, tubing, waterskiing, blobbing, crafts, archery, BB & 22 Rifelry, hiking, wilderness, and horseback riding. Day Campers experience the same camp without the adjustment to sleeping away from home. We have a dynamic staff of college and high school students who have dedicated their summer to making your campers week at camp one that will always be remembered!

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: We offer an extensive 5-week Service & Leadership Training session that trains the next generation of camp counselors and workers. We call it the SaLT program. The program runs the entire summer and is a great way to develop leadership skills, problem solving skills, teamwork skills, and overall an enjoyable experience. All for less than $500 for the entire summer that's less than $100 a week!

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We have a scholarship process that can be accessed online at This Website Link.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: We host camps and retreats at our conference center in Coastal Maine as well as offering our conference center as a rental site for your own school, homeschool, church event and group events.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Since its beginning in 1950, Central Maine Bible Conference and Fair Haven Camps have provided a camping program where boys and girls from Maine, New England, and beyond can come to experience life to the fullest, make lasting memories and lifelong friends. As a Maine summer camp, we are able to take advantage of the rugged beauty of our natural setting. We involve our boy and girl campers in programs that expose them to Maine's environment and use the teaching opportunities that arise from such experiences. We accomplish these goals through a dynamic Christian summer camp and year round program.

Our mission is founded on the Bible, the primary source of truth to the Christian faith. We host camps and retreats at our conference center in Coastal Maine as well as offering our conference center as a rental site for your own school, homeschool, church event and group events. Whether it's one of our programs that you attend or our facilities you rent (we provide the food and housing, you set your own schedule); Fair Haven has the facilities, activities and year round staff to make your experience unforgettable. We invite you to learn more about our Christian summer camp and year round programs by checking out our website: This Website Link

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Check out our website: This Website Link for a full listing of dates, fees and online registration forms.

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Camp Tapawingo
Sweden, Maine

Visit Our Camp Tapawingo Website
(207) 647-3351
Jane[AT]camptapawingo.com
166 Tapawingo Road
Sweden, Maine 04040

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
(973) 275-1139

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CAMPER AGES: 7-16

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): No religious affiliation.  Independent girls summer camp.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Adventure, Horses/Equestrian, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Music/Band, Theater, Musical Theater, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Gymnastics, Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Team Sports, and more. HORSEBACK RIDING (English Style)

LANDSPORTS: Aerobics, Archery, Basketball, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Ropes Course, Soccer, Softball, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Yoga

PERFORMING ARTS: Theater, Music, Dance, Design

STUDIO ARTS: Ceramics, Digital Photography, Jewelry, Stained Glass, Painting & Drawing

TENNIS

WATERFRONT: Canoe, Kayak, Swim, Sail, Windsurf, Waterski

WILDERNESS ADVENTURES: Hike, River Canoe, Camping, Multi-day Canoe & Hike Expeditions

CAMP LOCATION: Tapawingo sits on the shores of Keyes (rhymes with “eyes”) Pond in Sweden, Maine. Our 200 beautiful acres of woods, fields and sandy beaches overlook Mt. Washington and the White Mountains of New Hampshire to the west. Portland and the Atlantic sit just forty miles to the east. Please visit our website for pictures of our camp.

CAMP FACILITIES: Tapawingo is a natural setting. Acres of open fields surrounded by towering pine trees, a pristine waterfront and the White Mountains all make for a cohesive and fun environment.

Our facilities include:
+ Bunks
+ Horse Barn
+ Junior Lodge - Dance/Aerobic Studio
+ Main Lodge - Dining Hall, Recreation Room (which doubles as our theater), Ping Pong Room
+ Office
+ Outdoor: an archery range, 6 tennis courts, 2 basketball courts, a bouldering wall, a high & low ropes course, a softball field, 2 volleyball courts, a gymnastics platform, 2 riding ring, trails for running/riding/hiking
+ Studio Arts Room - kiln, photo lab, general work area

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Carrying on a tradition of high standards since its founding in 1919, Tapawingo is known as one of the country’s finest private, independent camps for girls.

The value of the camp experience is extremely important at Tapawingo. Next to safety, our primary goal is that each camper return home at the end of the summer feeling better about herself. We know that campers will have tons of fun, learn wonderful skills in their activities, and make lifelong friends. But above all, we know that it is at Tapawingo where they will learn how to be leaders, how to be true friends, and how to be themselves. Tapawingo is a safe place for the development of character and values: judgment, personal responsibility, and independence.

We provide encouragement, encouragement and more encouragement – to assure that each girl develops independence and self-confidence. We do not award trophies for the best athlete or best camper. Any camper may sign up to be on a Tapawingo team; she does not need to try out. We are a cheering and singing kind of place, where a child strives to do her very best.

Tapawingo’s call for fun and adventure is contagious – between 80 and 90 percent of our kids come back to Tapawingo, year after year, and many bring their friends. Tradition is a cornerstone of our camp. Many Tapawingo campers are second-generation campers, and some are third.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Full Season
Dates: June 29 – August 16, 2014
Camp Fee: $10,800

Half Season
Dates: June 29 – July 28, 2014
Camp Fee: $6,800
or
Dates: July 28 – August 16, 2014
Camp Fee: $5,400

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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

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

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CAMPER AGES: 10-19 years of age

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Swimming, Team Sports, Science, Academics, and more. We Are Primarily A 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 40 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 $250 and $500 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 Career Seminar or a tropical program in San Pedro, Belize.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
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Camp Winnebago
Fayette, Maine

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Winter: 207-767-1019 Summer: 207-685-4918
ejkerwin[AT]campwinnebago.com
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19 Echo Lake Road
Fayette, Maine 04349

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
131 Ocean Street South Portland, ME 04106

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CAMPER AGES: 8-15

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Boy Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Adventure, Travel, Fine Arts/Crafts, Theater, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Volleyball, Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Baseball, Football, Team Sports, and more. Archery, Boating & Canoeing, Campcraft, Radio, Riflery, Windsurfing, Journalism & Woodworking

CAMP LOCATION: On the shores of six-mile long Echo Lake and among 100-year-old pine and hardwood trees, Winnebago sits nestled within a breathtaking landscape on 400 acres of land. Located in Fayette, Winnebago is located 17 miles from the capital of Augusta, 75 miles from Portland and a three-hour drive from Boston.

CAMP FACILITIES: Our facilities are modern yet not flashy. Campers live in one of 34 comfortable screened cabins. The younger boys generally have 6 boys and 2 counselors in a cabin while the majority of boys have 4 or 5 campers and 1 counselor per cabin. There is no shortage of places to go and explore at camp. We have more than 65 buildings and campers easily find what interests them.

Many of the activities including Photography (outfitted with a fully-equipped darkroom), Nature, Arts & Crafts, and Video are housed in their own buildings. We also have our own radio station and a wonderful theater. Several large buildings allow for the entire camp to convene, and we even have a Ping Pong building where boys can play in their free time.

Meals are enjoyed in our spacious dining hall, one of the original camp buildings, which features a lofted ceiling and fieldstone fireplace. Our athletic facilities are top-notch. We have more fields than we can use at one time and count 7 Har-Tru tennis courts, 3 softball/baseball diamonds, 2 basketball courts, 2 soccer fields, a clay and a beach volleyball court, and a sprawling low and high ropes course.

Our waterfront features a beach area where boys can play, a shallow water area for teaching beginner swimmers, a six-lane floating pool built into the lake, a deep water area with a high dive and waterslide, and a separate dock system that accommodates our sailing, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing and waterskiing programs.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Winnebago walks a fine line between creating a competitive atmosphere and understanding that success lies in the effort a camper gives rather than the outcome. As society becomes more results focused, we continue to insist on the process. Yes, Winnebagans do achieve extremely high results. However, boys understand that being supportive of each other is what makes a lasting difference � a difference that helps foster leadership and builds emotional and physical self-confidence.

The Winnebago program affords campers an opportunity to gain skills (and confidence) in a broad range of activities; many of which they would not necessarily have access to at home. Campers enjoy athletic instruction and competition (amongst each other and other camps) in a variety of sports that include baseball, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, street hockey and tennis. Campers swim twice daily, build skills in a number of other more individual activities such as archery, sailing, video, drama, photography and waterskiing, and explore the beauty of Maine on both day and overnight camping trips.

Our trip program is outstanding. Each age group embarks on two overnight camping trips each summer � usually one canoeing and one hiking. The trips are thoughtfully planned out to appropriately challenge boys in a safe yet meaningful way. Most campers return from their trips emboldened by their efforts and with a sense of accomplishment.

Campers and alumni consistently remark that experiences on trips are some of their most profound memories. Wherever Winnebagans go during the summer, people remark how nice, thoughtful, interested and interesting they are. This is a product both of who the campers are and of the culture we create at camp � a culture where boys understand that being nice and respectful to one another is important and easy.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: The Winnebago Alumni Association (�WAA�) provides the opportunity for boys to attend Winnebago who do not have the financial resources to attend Camp Winnebago. The WAA brings alumni together and commits to provide the financial assistance for a multi-year experience. The Alumni Association helps select those boys who will benefit from its scholarship programs. - See more at: This Website Link

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Oliver Hazard Perry - Adventure at Sea Summer Camps for Teens
Maine Location(s)

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(401) 841-0080
elise[AT]ohpri.org
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Newport, Rhode Island 02840

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OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Block Island, RI
Vinyard Haven, MA
Provincetown, MA
Newport, RI
Nantucket, MA
Boston, MA
Portsmouth NH
Greenport, NY
Nova Scocia, Canada
Portland ME, and more!

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
29 Touro Street
Newport, RI 02840

CAMPER AGES: 12-14, 15-18

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Sail the coast of New England and beyond this summer on America's newest Tall Ship! The Oliver Hazard Perry is Rhode Island's official sailing education vessel, and is the first of it's kind to be built in America in over 100 years! At 200 feet in length, the SSV Perry is a fabulous platform for adventure, teamwork, exploration and fun! Sail with a professional crew who will teach you the ropes. Learn to steer the ship, set the sails, and work as part of a team. See the beauty of the ocean from an unforgettable perspective - call us today, or check out This Website Link for more information!

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Adventure, Travel, Science, Math, Technology, and more. Maritime History, Marine Biology, Maritime Literature

CAMP LOCATION: Our office is located in downtown Newport, RI. This ship will move throughout New England, visiting the ports of Newport, Block Island and Providence RI, Boston, Nantucket, and Provincetown MA, Portsmouth NH, Portland ME, and many more destinations. Check This Website Link for specific itineraries.

CAMP FACILITIES: At 200 feet, the Oliver Hazard Perry is the first ocean-going full-rigged ship to be built in the U.S. in over 100 years. It is the largest civilian sail training vessel in America. She has berths for 49 people overnight, and with 17 crew, a low camper to crew ratio creates a safe and fun environment. The ship is equipped with a steel hull, 3 masts, with square sails on all three masts, 20 sails totaling 14,000 square feet, and 7 miles of rope and wire. The engines run on a bio-diesel blend, and the ship is equipped with a modern galley (on-board kitchen), central air, an on-deck science lab, a library and wheel-chair accessibility above and below decks.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: With 17 professional crew and a capacity for 30-34 campers, our program promotes a dynamic and safe learning environment with a 2:1 ratio of campers to instructors. Campers will feel the thrill of steering a 500-ton ship, and learn to work the yards and sails while exploring the beautiful coasts of New England. They will learn safety at sea and perform important safety drills while acquiring skills in navigation, seamanship, sail handling, knots, and the language of the boat. Campers will explore the underwater world through snorkeling. They will understand wind, waves, tides and the ecology of sandy and rocky seashores.

Sunsets, sunrises and the night sky will serve as the backdrop for this incredible experience, in addition to marine phosphorescence, dolphins and whales.

Teamwork is an integral part of success onboard the boat, and in addition to learning about themselves, and achieving things they never imagined, they will make friendships to last a lifetime.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: In addition to witnessing the natural magic of the ocean and its inhabitants, each student crew will make friendships to last a lifetime. Campers will take responsibility for themselves and their fellow shipmates, learning to work as a team with others as they hoist and brace the yards on the ship's 130-foot tall rig and apply acquired navigational skills to guide the ship's course on a voyage of discovery.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: As a non-profit organization we are committed to making this amazing experience available to everyone. Because we are new, an endowment for scholarships is still being developed, however the first 10 sign ups will receive a 10% discount! Please contact us for group discounts. Scholarships will be made available in the near future.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: The Perry will sail year-round, offering experiences for high school and college age students, as well as adult sail-training and team building. The ship will spend the Summers in New England and the Winters in Florida, the Bahamas and the Caribbean.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Our Mission:

Sailing School Vessel Oliver Hazard Perry is Rhode Island’s official sailing education vessel and flagship non-profit maritime campus, offering experience-based, core learning opportunities to a diverse student population, including those with disabilities, aboard a magnificent 196-foot, three-masted, square-rigged tall ship.

We achieve our mission in collaboration with Rhode Island educational institutions and the marine industry with a sustainable plan that promotes our sea-faring heritage with programs that serve as symbols for our stewardship of the Ocean State’s maritime environment.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Camp price for six days/nights is $1,600 (10% discount early bird special for the first 10 campers to sign up!), which includes all meals and seamanship/sailing instruction.

Our tentative schedule can be found at This Website Link Please e-mail info[AT]ohpri.org to sign up, or call the office at (401) 841-0080

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Camp Cobbossee
Monmouth, Maine

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800-473-6104
info[AT]cobbossee.com
1 Camp Cobbossee Circle
RTE 135
Monmouth, Maine 04259

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CAMPER AGES: 6 to 15

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Boy Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Adventure, Swimming, Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Basketball, Baseball, Football, Team Sports, and more. Squash

CAMP LOCATION: We are located 1 hour north of Portland, Maine on 125 acres of waterfront property.

CAMP FACILITIES: Our facilities are exceptional. We have 2 soccer/lacrosse fields, 2 outdoor and 1 indoor basketball court, an 8400 sq ft indoor arena, hockey rink, 2 baseball fields and more.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Campers that come to Cobbossee enjoy sports and also want to enjoy the Maine outdoors.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Summer 2014 Tuition and Date Information:

$6395.00 all inclusive

Session 1: June 26th - July 20th
Session 1: Parent's Visiting Day: July 20th

Session 2: July 23rd - August 16th
Session 2: Parent's Visiting Day: August 16th

ALL INCLUSIVE TUITION INCLUDES:

Ground transportation from scheduled departure points and airports (up to $250 value) INCLUDED
Canteen ($200 value) INCLUDED
Trips including Acadia Climbing, Whitewater Rafting, Acadia Overnight, Camden Overnight, etc. (up to $400 value) INCLUDED
Linens, Towels and Laundry ($150 value) INCLUDED

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Camp Kippewa
Monmouth, ME

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207-933-2993
800-547-7392
info[AT]kippewa.com
1 Kippewa Drive
Monmouth, ME 04259

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

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

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:
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SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Looking for qualified counselor applicants in all program areas. Learn more at This Website Link.

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Camp Wekeela
Hartford, Maine

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201.612.5125 207.224.7878
ephram[AT]campwekeela.com
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1750 Bear Pond Road
Hartford, Maine 04220

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CAMPER AGES: 7 - 16

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Our goal at Wekeela is to provide a fun, exciting summer camp experience that helps your child discover new talents and interests, builds self-esteem and confidence and gives them the opportunity to establish lifelong friendships. Kindness is one of the most important things we emphasize at camp.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Adventure, Horses/Equestrian, Travel, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Music/Band, Theater, Musical Theater, Swimming, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Weightloss, Basketball, Baseball, Martial Arts, Team Sports, and more. Waterski, Watersports, Tennis, Land Sports, Creative, Culinary & Performing Arts, Outdoor Adventure.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located 178 miles Northeast of Boston, MA on 225 beautiful acres of wilderness. Please visit our website to view our images and videos.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have the finest facilities. Our camp nestled on a mountain lake setting. We feature a new dining hall, a lakeside lodge with working fireplace for campers to enjoy. 7 tennis courts, two basketball courts, hockey rink, culinary arts building, 2 soccer fields, 3 par golf, 2 baseball fields, gymnastics pavilion, performing arts center, beach volley ball, art cabin, outdoor adventure zone featuring rock climbing, high and low ropes, zip line, climbing wall and much more!

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Wekeela is a safe, fun, nurturing environment in a bucolic mountain lake setting in the beautiful state of Maine. Core components include water skiing, tennis, outdoor adventure, land and water sports, creative, performing and culinary arts. An Outdoor Adventure tripping program also offered. Campers may cycle in Acadia National Park, explore Bar Harbor, climb Mt. Katahdin, navigate the rapids of the Kennebec River or camp out under the infinite Maine starlit sky.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: LIT program for 16 year old's. Features community service, overnight trips and much more. Contact us for more details.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please refer to our website for complete information.
2017 Summer Options
First Session June 23 – July 22
Second Session July 23 – August 11
Three Two Week Rookie Camp (first time camper) June 23 – July 8, July 8-July 22 and July 23-Aug 5th
Full Season June 23 – August 11

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Summer Camp Jobs Available: Specialist in waterski, watersports, tennis, land sports, creative, culinary and performing arts, outdoor adventure. Also bunk counselors. Nursing staff.

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Camp Manitou for Boys
Oakland, ME

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800-326-1916
jon[AT]campmanitou.com
47 Camp Manitou Cove
Oakland, ME 04963

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

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 14-16, 2015

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Mt Snow, VT Ski Trip Disney (FL) Trip

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
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SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
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Kingsley Pines Camp
Raymond, Maine

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855-799-7788 (Toll free)
207-894-9030
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51 Coughlan Cove Rd.
Raymond, Maine 04071

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

Kingsley Pines Camp is a Top Wilderness Summer Camp located in Raymond Maine offering many fun and educational Wilderness and other activities, including: Adventure, Baseball, Basketball and more. Kingsley Pines Camp is a top Wilderness 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.

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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: This Website Link

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, 2016.

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

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Hidden Valley Camp
Freedom, Maine

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800-922-6737
summer[AT]hiddenvalleycamp.com
161 Hidden Valley Rd
Freedom, Maine 04849

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CAMPER AGES: 8 - 14

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Horses/Equestrian, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Music/Band, Theater, Musical Theater, Swimming, Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Team Sports, Technology, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Hidden Valley Camp provides a multitude of opportunities in the arts and outdoors on 350-acres of meadows, classic Maine woodland, and a private lake 1 mile long. "This is heaven... and if it's not, then it's in the same zip code." - HVC Parent. See more at This Website Link

CAMP FACILITIES: 20 camper cabins, 15 studios for the creative and performing arts, large animal corrals and a heated pool all form the basis for professional instruction in the arts and outdoors.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Art camp, horse camp, dance camp, watersports camp, farm camp, adventure camp, performing arts camp, sports camp, and much more. You choose the activities that interest you the most at HVC. Professional instructors, caring and creative camp counselors and quality equipment enable this summer camp to achieve it's high programming standards. You'll be part of four one-hour periods of class instruction every two weeks. Feel free to create, explore and set goals in any of these programs. Parents and campers may let us know their wishes prior to the summer and we will help design camper programs.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Hidden Valley puts children at the center of camp life! Our roots are in the movement of progressive children's summer camp communities. Over the years, we have built on this history with a commitment to distinction and professionalism, and a deep sensitivity to individual needs and group life. Read more about our philosophy at This Website Link

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
2016 Dates and Fees
Session 1: June 24 to July 20, 2017
Session 2: July 22 to August 17, 2017
2 Week Introductions: 7/6 - 7/20; 7/22 - 8/3; 8/3 - 8/17

Tuition: Four weeks: $5950
Eight Weeks: $9750
Introductory Two Weeks: $3550

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Agassiz Village Summer Camp
Poland, Maine

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781-860-0200 (year-round)
207-998-4340 (summer)
tsemeta[AT]agassizvillage.org
71 Agassiz Village Ln.
Poland, Maine 04274

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
238 Bedford Street, Suite 8
Lexington, MA 02420

CAMPER AGES: 8 - 17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: At Agassiz Village, it all starts with a smile. Our camp offers a safe and healthy environment where children’s smiles and laughter create lifelong friendships and provide a lifetime of memories. More importantly, our campers have the opportunity to embark on a life-changing experience. Agassiz Village campers take with them our values of responsibility, self-confidence, service to others and a commitment to learning.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Theater, Swimming, Soccer, Basketball, Team Sports, Academics, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Agassiz Village is located on a beautiful 400-acre lakefront property on Thompson Lake in Poland, Maine.

CAMP FACILITIES: All campers live in cabins with an average of 14 other children/youth and 2 counselors in each of the cabins. Bathrooms are located in the cabins with shower houses nearby. Boys and girls live in separate sections of camp.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our campers learn that people care about them and that honesty, consideration and fair play are real. We emphasize participation rather than winning and aim to strengthen campers’ self-esteem and resilience. Each child is facilitated to recognize, develop and increase his/her own abilities and learns to use those abilities to address challenges he/she faces. We treat each child equally while also recognizing that every child is unique.

Traditional Overnight Camp program is for campers ages 8-13 who have an option to attend one or two of our TWO-WEEK sessions (please see the Summer 2015 Schedule). The goals for each of the activities are to create an intentional experience through age specific, life-skills oriented, programming. Each program is educational so our campers learn important life skills (such as tolerance, respect, leadership, etc.) while having fun.

Agassiz Village traditional daily activities include but are not limited to: instructional and recreational swimming, arts & crafts, nature and outdoor living skills, sports and fitness, drama, dance, high and low ropes courses, canoeing and others. All of these programs are developed and lead by qualified and experienced instructors. Each camper group will go through at least five different scheduled activities every day during their session with each day ending with a different evening activity that will range from small group (cabin) activities to all camp events and celebrations. Through these every day programs as well as special/theme days and events we strive to provide a well-rounded experience for each of our campers that is fun and meaningful.

Teen Advancement Program (TAP) is a unique opportunity that offers more advanced programming and growth opportunities for our older campers. It is for those campers who are 14+ years old. It is an intentional two-week program focused on teen leadership skills development and community service. The first week of the session will focus on various leadership topics and skills like: group building, goal setting, teamwork, tolerance and compromise, integrity, role modeling, community service, etc. The second week will focus on service and learning projects. Campers in this program will also enjoy more responsibility and choice in the traditional A.V. camp experiences like swimming, canoeing, dance, sports, evening and other activities as part of the overall Agassiz Village community. The goal of this program is to raise our camper self-identity and awareness and develop specific leadership skills and values through purposeful experiential education to fulfill our mission: Today’s Youth, Tomorrow’s Leaders!

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Internship for Staff Training, Education, and Placement (INSTEP) is a 4-week, tuition free program for a select group of 16-17 year old teens seeking hands-on leadership skills development and potential future employment with Agassiz. Each candidate is required to apply for the position and is interviewed prior to their selection. Two weeks of training focus on general leadership and job skills development. During these weeks participants engage in a set of hands-on workshops on teamwork, group forming and dynamics, conflict management skills, leadership styles, and career and college workshops. Additionally, they actively participate and lead various activities.

We will also have a college admissions officer from University of Southern Maine do a ‘Dean For A Day’ workshop. This interactive workshop focuses on college application importance and assessment by looking at a number of actual applications and discussing their strong and weak points. This provides an opportunity for the 16-17 year old participants to look at the realities of college applications and what they need to start focusing on in order to successfully get into the college of their choice. The other two weeks participants work as Jr. Counselors and program assistants.

As Jr. Counselors they assist a Agassiz Cabin Counselor with the day-to-day activities of a cabin group and live together with the group for a week. All participants who successfully complete the program will receive a scholarship, the amount based on their performance, to be used to further their education and leadership opportunities.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Financial aid available to all through sliding scale financial aid rates (posted on our website). Session rates start at $125 and depend on family's annual income and household size.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Summer 2016

Session 1
Monday, July 4th - Session Pick-Up
Friday, July 15th - Session Drop-Off

Session 2
Monday, July 18th - Session Pick-Up
Friday, July 29th - Session Drop-Off

Session 3
Monday, August 1st - Session Pick-Up
Friday, August 12th - Session Drop-Off

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Cabin Counselors - Ages 18+

High / Low Ropes Instructor - Ages 19+

Dance Instructor - Ages 19+

Kitchen Assistants/Dishwashers - Ages 17+

Waterfront Director - Ages 21+

Assistant Waterfront Director - 20+

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Indian Acres Camp for Boys
Fryeburg, Maine

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Summer: 207.935.2300 Winter: 720.389.4912
moe[AT]indianacres.com
info[AT]indianacres.com
1712 Main Street
Fryeburg, Maine 04037

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

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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 91-year history of traditional camping.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Horses/Equestrian, Fine Arts/Crafts, Music/Band, Theater, Musical Theater, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Volleyball, Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Weightloss, Basketball, Baseball, Martial Arts, Football, Team Sports, 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: 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, Disc Golf course, 6 Tennis Courts, outdoor basketball court, gymnasium (includes basketball court, fitness center, martial arts room)

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Founded in 1924, Forest 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 91-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 Forest 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 24, 2017 - August 12, 2017 - $11,800 30-day Option – June 24, 2017 – July 22, 2017 - $7,800. Please go to This Website Link 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 This Website Link and fill out an application.

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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

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CAMPER AGES: 7 to 18

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Adventure, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Soccer, Basketball, Team Sports, 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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Camp Runoia
Belgrade, Maine

Visit Our Camp Runoia Website
207 495 2228
alex[AT]runoia.com
info[AT]runoia.com
3 Lucy Weiser Lane
Belgrade, Maine 04917

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
PO BOX 450
Belgrade Lakes
ME 04918

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CAMPER AGES: 8-15

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Runoia is a Native American name for "harmony". Camp Runoia is an Accredited American Camp Association camp for girls located in Central Maine. Camp Runoia is about learning to live with other people, sharing ideas and working out differences while having fun. Camp Runoia values diversity and develops a community of individuals who learn acceptance and celebration of people from different cultures, races, sexual orientations, ages and social-economic backgrounds. Our motto is "building lifelong skills", but our mission is to build lifelong confidence, friendships, and memories.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Adventure, Horses/Equestrian, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Theater, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Volleyball, Soccer, Tennis, Weightloss, Basketball, Team Sports, and more. Target Sports & Wilderness Trips, Too.

CAMP LOCATION: Runoia is a Native American name for "harmony". Camp Runoia is an Accredited American Camp Association camp for girls located in Central Maine. Less than 3 hours out of Boston an hour north of Portland Runoia's 80 acres of woods and fields, located on nearly a mile of shore-line, is on the largest Belgrade Lake, Great Pond.

Please visit: This Website Link

CAMP FACILITIES: Set on 80 beautiful lakeside acres Runoia combines a rustic camp experience with modern facilities.

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CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Certainly, we have all the amazing things you would expect in an excellent summer camp – a 40 foot climbing tower, onsite horseback riding, 8000 acresof beautiful lake to play and learn on, private shoreline, amazing counselors and remarkable food. And yet, there is something more at Camp Runoia. Something real and lasting. Something life changing. Something unique. Something you are a part of – forever!

Get outdoors. Create your own schedule and have an adventure!

Climb and cross the multi-vine line. Become a tennis player – paddle a kayak or swim to the diving dock. Build a campfire! Make a basket. Sail! Try twenty other things this summer.

Have free time. Enjoy time with friends or curl up with a book. Hike on the nature trail or climb the Lookout Tower. Start a pick-up soccer game! Play the Lodge piano. Live the variety!

Laugh with your cabin group! Make memories. Build friendships! Be part of something great. Spend your summers with Camp Runoia!

Camp Runoia is an authentic, down to earth, caring camp. 120 campers with 65 adults helping to make the experience at camp genuine and safe. Most girls stay for one session and some come for the whole summer.

Runoia is owned by Pam Cobb Heuberger and is Co-Directed by Pam and Alex Jackson. 2016 will be Runoia’s 110th year of operation.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: CIT program for 16 year olds - tuition charged Junior Counselor program 17 and 18 - stipend recieved.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Camper-ships available for partial tuition - applications due in November for the next summer.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
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SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Come and be part of a great summer experience. Do you love working with children and have skills in an activity area that you can teach? We are a small, private, girl’s camp in central Maine seeking a variety of staff for our seasonal jobs.

Check out our website at This Website Link for a current list of open positions. For more information contact alex[AT]runoia.com.

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