Overnight camp started in Maine more than 100 years ago and remains the destination of choice for thousands of families who want the authentic camp experience for their children. Here are five great reasons to choose camp in Maine:
Unparalleled natural beauty – click your heels three times and say, “there’s no place like Maine” because Maine is surely a destination to dream about. On huge, natural, crystal clear lakes, campers get to learn to waterski, sail, swim, paddle board and more. On vast fields, campers get to play sports, enjoy arts, and walk in the sunshine. And, in pine-tree filled forests, campers get to hike and bike trails, camp out under the stars, and enjoy campfire S’mores.
Great geographic diversity of campers – one of the nicest parts about making camp friends is that children meet children – and staff – from all over. With campers from every US state and more than 30 countries abroad, campers have the ability to meet and make friends with people from near and far; they gain a broader perspective and appreciation for life beyond their immediate world.
Temperate climate – Maine enjoys some of the best summer weather anywhere. Not too hot. Not too humid. Just right for the best activities throughout the day and at night.
Great trip opportunities – Beyond the camp environs and traditional camp days, Maine campers get to take incredible out-of-camp trips in Maine and throughout the region. Campers visit coastal Maine towns, collect fresh Maine blueberries to make pie, raft on the Kennebec River, and hike to enjoy sunrise on Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park.
Established camps with seasoned directors – Generation after generation for over 100 years, Maine Camps have welcomed campers with incredible activities, traditions, and values. Seasoned, caring directors who are focused on meaningful youth development ensure campers are having fun while also gaining important life skills like confidence, independence, and resiliency.
For all these reasons and more, it’s no surprise that over 20,000 children spend time at Maine Camps each summer. Camp in Maine is transformative. Campers unplug from technology, connect with nature, make lifelong friendships, and enjoy incredible trips, traditions, and activities. Now’s the time for parents to research and enroll for summer 2022.
Maine Camp Experience Resources & Tools
Looking for the perfect Maine camp for your child? Try out our helpful tool where you can select a camp by choosing: type of camp (girls, boys or coed) and session length (1-8 weeks). It helps to narrow down a few camps to a manageable list that includes rates. Then you can research these camps in more depth.
Next, be sure to contact our Maine Camp Guide, Laurie to discuss these camps as well as for free, year-round advice and assistance on choosing a great Maine summer camp for your child.
Talk to Laurie, our Maine Campcierge®, about choosing the right camp for your child and what to do in Maine.