Winona Camps
Winona Camps was founded in 1908. A boy’s residential camp for ages 7-16, which offers exceptional trip program and waterfront activities. Winona is located on 400 acres with almost a mile of shore frontage on Moose Pond in Bridgton, Maine. The majority of our campers live in small platform tent groups of six which creates a wonderful sense of community. The Winona experience strives to preserve a sense of earned accomplishment and perseverance over instant gratification. We encourage hands-on learning as part of a whole experience held together by our constant aim to nurture responsibility, leadership and self-esteem. Activities instruction is available in water sports, wilderness hikes, canoe trips, riding, sailing, kayaking, rock climbing, field sports and much more! Four units grouped by age offer small group instruction with the benefits of a large camp population. The Junior Maine Guide program, co-founded at Winona, is available to campers who are at least 14 years old. Winona is a diverse camp with often thirty states and fifteen foreign countries represented. A veteran staff, with over 85% returning each season, help create the Winona Experience.
Summer Address
35 Winona Road
Bridgton, ME 04009
1-207-647-3721
Winter Address
35 Winona Road
Bridgton, ME 04009
1-207-647-3721
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Dierhow said... Tweet Share
My favorite memory was when i met Will Virden we became best friends. This will be Me and Will 6th year going but its not Uncle Al We are all going to miss you Uncle Al Forever and always
Jim said... Tweet Share
All of us Hayes boys worked as kitchen staff in the 60's-we looked forward to it--Mike,Steve me(Jim) and Tim--we lived in the little cabin behind the mess hall with 4-5 other boys and made $26.12 per week after taxes and had every Sunday afternoon off---What a great job-we all became very successful business men and live all over the country and visit Maine whenever possible--South Portland was our home--we were 13-to 16 years old and are in our 60's now
Luch said... Tweet Share
Camp Winona, what a wonderful place! I remember my first summer there. I was about 8 years of age, I made so many friends and had so much fun that I had to come back the next summer and the next and the next and so on. It's hard to believe that I started as a camper and now going back to camp as a staff member for my ninth summer. Camp Winona is such a wonderful place for a boy to know. The amount of fun that you'll have is hard to put into words, you simply have to experience it. For someone who doesn't do much in the summer (Which happened to be me) I advice you to at least try Winona out. You will learn so many vital things that you would have never knew by sitting around or going to the same old beach in you hometown every summer.
Kate said... Tweet Share
Winona for me was where I spent the best days of my life. They don't greet you with just a handshake, they greet you with a handshake and a hug. It may sound crazy, but not long after I arrived at Winona, it felt like home. I felt like I belonged. The Ordways are the best employers, they really do know how to treat their staff, they know how to handle them when they are inappropriate, but more importantly, they are also a friend every one. Everyone that works there work as a team, everyone looks out for one another. There are no fakes. The Winona experience just cannot be explained to anyone, you have to live it to truly know what magic it holds. My favourite thing about Winona is staff, the friendliness and the warmth. My favourite thing to do at Winona, sitting on the docks in the evening, looking out across the water and reflecting on everything in my life. Winona is the place where you can escape reality, and no one judges you.
Utah said... Tweet Share
My favorite memory was when I did something called the Gauntlet. It is a kind of competition. You're supposed to find little wooden gold coins. At the end of the Gauntlet the whole junior camp did a food eating contest. After that, everybody went to bed. In the morning coach Jim told us the results. And my team got in second place!
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For me Camp Winona means an opportunity to be who I am, for me to express my self and be myself without worrying about being judged by others. It also means I can learn new things that I would never have a chance to learn if was not for Camp Winona. When I first went to Camp Winona last year, which was my first year, by the end of the summer I felt as if I was a part of the family. This year it felt like I was returning to a family reunion and I was seeing all my old friends. Someone who has not been to Camp Winona cannot fully understand or appreciate what camp does for a boy and his trip into manhood. Camp not only helps a young boy become a man, it makes a man. The friends you make at camp will be friends you'll know and keep throughout your life. As years go by many changes happen in my life, but one thing doesn't and that is my love for camp. I can't possibly put into words how much I love and care for camp but I hope that this enlightens people about the kind of family-base that Winona has and how The Ordways have touched many young boys lives. I'll wrap this up, but basically what I am trying to convey is how much I love camp.
“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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