Kamp Kohut
Rich in the finest Maine camping traditions since 1907, Kamp Kohut provides a beautiful location, extensive facilities and a nurturing environment to children from across the US and overseas. Surrounded by spectacular Lake Thompson, lush woods and fields, Kohut offers a magnificent setting for our comprehensive and spirited 4-week brother-sister program, designed to create lifelong friendships, skills and memories. Our care, attentiveness and high level of supervision (1 counselor to every 2.5 children) ensures that we can really focus on the individual needs of our campers, while promoting a close camp community based on family values. We have an excellent program that combines structure with choice and allows campers the opportunity to choose from over 50 different activities. Off-camp trips to parts of beautiful Maine, and fun all-camp special events complement our regular schedule and provide Kohut campers with a well-rounded program. All of this is made possible by an experienced, enthusiastic, and dedicated team of staff. Our counselors are committed to providing high quality activity instruction, a kind and comfortable bunk environment, and a safe and wholesome setting for children. Summers at Kohut are truly friendly, fun and memorable. ACA accredited. 200 Boys and girls, ages 7-16.
Summer Address
151 Kohut Road
Oxford, ME 04270
Winter Address
2 Tall Pine Road
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
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Kristin said... Tweet Share
We sent our girls, ages 8 and 11 to Kamp Kohut in Oxford, Maine during the summer of 2014. To phrase it simply: It was a WONDERFUL experience for them and for us. Kohut is situated an hour from our home on Thompson Lake. The grounds are pristine and vast, the facilities are clean, well maintained and have both a modern feel and classic camp style. The process of looking at camps started when the director, Lisa Tripler met with our girls and discussed what camp life was like. Lisa also discussed camp "readiness" and the culture of Kohut. We knew that her kindness and responsiveness set the tone of the overall milieu of the camp. Kohut felt like and easy choice for us all. The camp experience extended beyond the weeks they were away from home. The directors paired our 1st-timers with seasons camp veterans who contacted them via phone and snail mail. Our girls loved having a pall to connect with on arrival day. That same pen-pal became am ambassador for other new friends and helped our girls navigate day-to-day camp life. The counselors were all well spoken and gregarious. We appreciated that they reached out to us to make us feel comfortable in letting our girls "go" as we helped them unpack. Kohut's directors choose a diverse and well-educated group of leaders for its counseling positions. Our girls were encouraged to try new activities each week and we were thrilled that they both enhanced the skills they had ( swimming, crafts, dance and singing) as well as tried new activities (water-skiing, mountaineering, fishing). Kohut's culture is one of connection, caring and warmth. Our girls made terrific friends and were treated with great respect and mutuality. We knew our girls were in great hands. They loved the time they spent away and were so happy and full-of-life the day we came to pick them up. Their time spent at Kohut only strengthened their beauty (inside and out). We highly recommend Kohut to any family searching for an ideal place for well-rounded growth and fun for their children.
Michael said... Tweet Share
Kamp Kohut is an AMAZING experience that will stay with our children for a lifetime. We have sent our three oldest children to Kamp Kohut and we have greatly valued the happy memories that they have shared (hoping our youngest will soon will have Kohut memories of her own!). They fondly remember laughter with bunkmates, sailing on Lake Thompson, and trips around the beautiful state of Maine. Every part of Kamp Kohut was a positive life-forming event for our children. They met bunkmates and counselors from around the world, developed life-long friendships, and accomplished goals large and small. Among the great activities were fantastic sports and crafts instruction, GREAT FOOD, the College Days competitions, and group activities that fostered positive relationships with their peers. Our oldest son (now in college) attended Kamp Kohut for seven years and the friendships with his bunkmates continues to grow. Our other children who attended have the same experience with friendships that began at Kamp Kohut.
Merrill said... Tweet Share
Kamp Kohut has been the most wonderful gift we have given our daughter. She values her Kamp Kohut summers more than anything else and considers her "campies" among her best friends. From the moment she stepped onto the Kohut bus almost six years ago she has appreciated every day she spends on gorgeous Lake Thomson. She treasures the friendships she has built, her relationship with the Kohut directors and staff, the opportunity to try new things, and the chance to slow down a little and be a young girl enjoying the simple pleasures in life- fresh blueberries, a dip in an emerald watering hole, a camp fire, talking with bunk-mates at sunrise, or a sail in the early evening. I have saved every letter from my daughter and each one is filled with joy. As time goes on, I continue to see what a special place Kohut is for Francesca. She writes about her Kamp experiences in English class throughout the year. I truly believe Kamp Kohut is the best gift I could have given her.
Benjamin said... Tweet Share
Our son completed his 5th summer this year at Kamp Kohut. When we pick him up - his first words are: "I cannot wait till next summer!". The positive life changing experience that our son has every summer is truly amazing. The structure of the camp allows him to become more independent, schedule oriented yet he has fun every minute of each day. One of the most important things that Kamp Kohut does is they pick quality counselors. Kamp Kohut makes sure that each kid is paired with counselors that share similar interests. The camp does a wonderful job to make sure that each summer my son is paired with past bunk mates as well as new bunk mates. Kamp Kohut makes every effort to keep friendships strong while encouraging new friendships. Kamp Kohut is to our son his second family! We love it and we know that he will have many memories/stories to share when he grows up.
Marla said... Tweet Share
Seeing photos of my daughter lobster fishing for trip day.
Tabetha said... Tweet Share
I am a parent as well as the Kitchen Manager. My fondest memory of my daughter and all the kids at camp is during one of the Kohut Olympics. Everyone was going about their daily routine and the sound of a helicopter filled the air. All the campers looked up to see where the helicopter was. The looks on their faces and the excitement in the air just exploded when the helicopter came to the front of the dining hall and hovered over their heads. The door opened and the "Joker" stuck his head out and proclaimed the opening of the Kohut Olympics! The shouts and cheers of excitement where tremendous.
“I greatly enjoyed speaking with Laurie (Guide at Maine Camp Experience). Thanks to her guidance, ideas and suggestions we truly feel that our ultimate choice is the right one for us. We can trust that our seven year old daughter will have a wonderful summer!”




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