Camp Laurel South
Laurel South, on the shores of Crescent Lake in Maine’s Sebago Lakes region, is known for taking great care of kids! Through our exciting and action-packed four week experience, campers are exposed to a wide range of activities within our unique 6-part core program of Athletics, Waterfront, Adventure, Inter-Arts, Tennis and Equestrian. Our caring, nurturing and professional staff of coaches, educators and college students encourages our campers to develop new interests, gain new skills and discover new strengths in our inclusive and welcoming community. Laurel South is about making friends, building confidence and having fun! We meet and exceed the expectations of our campers and their families at every level – with an emphasis on creating friendships, cabin life, cutting-edge programming, superior staff, awesome special events and healthy and delicious dining options…all in a traditional camp atmosphere.
Summer Address
48 Laurel Road
Casco, ME 04015
Winter Address
PO Box 14130
Gainesville, FL 32604
Camp Reviews — Memories from Real Camp Families
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Jojo said... Tweet Share
I have been going to camp for the past 6 years (this is my seventh now) and I can honestly say, it was the best decision I have made so far in my life. The friendships I have build up here, and the counslor and just the general home like and opening environment has let me grow up to be the person I am now, and has impacted me positively in so many ways. The first time I've heard the saying "home away from home" I never quite understood how there could be such thing, but over the years, I can say that Camp Laurel South has really grown to be my home away from home, my safe place, the place where I can truly be myself and be surrounded by amazing and open people With only a couple of weeks to go before I get to return to my home away from home one last time, as this is my CIT year, I feel looking back this is the perfect time to reflect on the summers I've spent at Camp. Since I was born and currently live in Europe, I wasn't entirely sure how I would fit in, if at all.. but I have never been more wrong about something like I have about that. Not only are the campers super open to everyone but counslors and especially Roger and Dagni do everything they possibly can to make sure everyone is having the time of their life. I truly treasure all the memories I have made at Laurel South and can't wait to return one last time as a camper, and looking back there if no other way I would have preferred to spend my last 6 summers.
Katie said... Tweet Share
We looked for a solid year for the "just right" camp for our son. We received a camp packet from Laurel South but nothing could prepare us for the warmth of the people and the beauty of the place. He's only 14 and is already planning to go back to be a counselor. He doesn't want his summers in Maine to end! It's been a perfect fit:)
Jessy said... Tweet Share
Maine Camp is really indescribably fantastic! The staffs are really friendly and helpful, and I made many friends from around the world. This is really the best experience I've ever had in my life. I hope to come again, this time with a few friends.
Miranda said... Tweet Share
One night my bunkmates and I along with our counselors snuck up to the upper hill area and held a bunk meeting in the dark. We played games, told stories and ran the bases of the field in our pj's. It really brought us together as friends. We were 11 years old. Camp is a magical place where you can run bases with your friends at midnight and share your innermost thoughts and not get judged. I love camp.
Elana said... Tweet Share
Being a camper at Laurel South for seven years was the best years of my life. Out of the 12 months in the year, the one month spent at camp was always the one that I looked forward to the most! Because I was a camper for so many years, there are way too many memories. Camp always went by so fast and years later it's like one big blur. When I think back, I get that "feeling" as I remember how camp always made me feel. That "feeling" I cannot explain, but anyone who is lucky enough to share it with me definitely understands what I mean. If I have to pick one memory, I'd have to go with standing next to my fellow Cit's about to run Kaos on Spirit Day. I couldn't believe after watching this for all my years at camp, it was my turn! I'll never forget standing there and hearing the whistle blow. From the moment I started and cracked an egg on my head and ended by rolling in jello and tagging the next persons hand on my team was the fastest but best 10 seconds of my life! The adrenaline rush, was like no other. We all couldn't tell you what was going through our minds, but it was a mutual feeling of so many emotions, that we have been waiting to feel for many years. As the years have gone by, I have returned to camp every summer since my Cit year, to pick up my little brother and visit. To me, summers are nothing without camp! It was all I've ever known. I cannot wait to hopefully return one day as a counselor and provide the best camp experience for my campers as all of mine did for me! As well as my friends and Roger and Dagni. I couldn't thank them enough! Laurel South will always be my home away from home, and is the best experience a camper can EVER ask for!
Michael said... Tweet Share
My 15 year old son PJ has attended Camp Laurel South in Casco, Maine for 6 years. He will tell you the highlight of his year is the 4 weeks he spends in Maine at camp. Not only does he get to spend each day on Crescent Lake, but through Laurel South activities he has visited Acadia, Fun Town Splashtown, and Freeport. He gets to escape the DC summer heat and humidity for the cooler comfortable climate of Maine. He will tell you the best part of Laurel South is the friendships he has made with the campers who come from Florida, New York and California. It's a short 1hr 15 min flight to Portland from BWI. My wife and I love going up to Maine to pickup PJ from camp. No beltway traffic issues, LL Bean at midnight, and lobster rolls for under $10. What's not to like!!
“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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