Camp Matoaka
Each summer 300 girls join together and experience the Matoaka blend of adventure, spirit, friendship, and of course lots of fun. Campers return home with confidence gained from skills in activities from the arts, athletics, theater, water sports and adventure.Matoaka's program is tailored to fit the individual, allowing each camper to progress at her own skill level. The ultimate goal is preparing each camper for a richer and fuller adult life through the use of leisure sports and creative talents. Our structured daily program includes activities and special events taught under professional supervision by counselors from around the world. All instructional activities are open to every camper, six days per week, five periods per day. No camper will ever find herself closed out of an activity.In addition, our state-of-the-art facilities include a fully equipped indoor gymnasium, a modern Recreation Hall/Dining Room, newly constructed Health Center, as well as recently renovated bathrooms in every cabin. The Matoaka Arts Center houses arts and crafts, photography, sewing, jewelry making, needlecraft and ceramics. We also have a 450 seat theater we use for evening activities, rainy day programs, and plays our campers perform each session.In activities of a competitive nature, a spirit of friendly competition is emphasized rather than winning, so campers of all abilities can participate freely. In every team or individual sport and in every activity, we stress effort, improvement, and achievement through staff encouragement, expert instruction and weekly rewards for accomplishment. Along with our individually scheduled five instructional periods per day, each camper has two elective periods daily, during which time she may participate in the activity where her special interests lie and receive semi- private instruction.Camp Matoaka is a place where girls will enrich their character while developing everlasting friendships. This is what camp is all about!
Summer Address
One Great Place
Smithfield, ME 04978
Winter Address
15 Canavan Circle
Needham, MA 02492
Camp Reviews — Memories from Real Camp Families
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Tracy said... Tweet Share
As a parent, seeing your child try new things everyday all summer long is priceless. Receiving letters from our daughter, telling us how happy she is and how excited she is for the next day. Her wolrd is Camp Matoaka 365 days of the year.
Torrie said... Tweet Share
My daughter went to Camp Matoaka without knowing another camper. She watched the website and fell in love with the many different activities like water skiing, rock wall climbing, ropes courses and sewing. Since being at camp, she has made MANY friends from all over the US and different countries. It was a great place for her to try new things and make new friends.
Steph said... Tweet Share
I spent seven fabulous summers at camp in Maine as a kid, and it so amazing to share with my daughters as they now attend Camp Matoaka as second-generation campers. The pink bunks are the same, and all the love and Matoaka Magic is the same! It warms my heart to hear my 8-year-old talk about her "home away from home", as I have thought of Matoaka since my first summer as a 10 year old!
Mandy said... Tweet Share
Camp Matoaka is truly a remarkable camp. No words can describe how appreciative that i was able to attend such an amazing place. I started going to camp when i was 8 and loved every moment of it. The friendships you make are ones that last forever. I started camp in bunk 8 and went through my queen summer with my summer sisters and best friends. My camp sisters are there for me at any time and I wouldn't have been able to go through the pain of not being able to go back to camp without them. I still talk to all 60 of my queen sister everyday and they are there whenever i need anything at all. Camp Matoaka is my home away from home, my second home, and where i met all my summer sisters. Camp Matoaka has become a part of me and not being able to return after my queen summer was the worst feeling in the world. I have a bulletin board hanging in room filled with camp pictures, friendship bracelets, awards and the camp calendar from 2011 (my queen summer) and my crowns placed on their own special shelf. I dream of going back to camp every day because nothing is like it. Camp Matoaka is heaven on earth and has made me who i am today. Yes, saying bye to being a camper at the most amazing place on earth was devastating, but I am so thankful to have spent as much time as possible at Camp Matoaka. It will always be a part of me and I am counting down the days until I can become a counselor. Only 785 days left until i return home.
Ilana said... Tweet Share
The second year of camp, stepping off the bus after arriving at camp, with such excitement. Knowing it was going to be best month of my life. With friends I only get to see in the summer. I love the anticipation before arriving at One Great Place!
Alisa said... Tweet Share
Matoaka is my daughters home away from home and a place where they can be themselves, unwind', and share special memories with their Matoaka "sisters." Their favorite camp memory each year is College League where they compete in summer long challenges and share special bonds. Crazy dress-up, competitive sports, scavenger hunts and the emotional culmination with "the sing" make memories forever.
“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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