Summer Youth Camps
If you want your child to have the ultimate summer camp experience, Maine is the only choice. Only in Maine will you find an unparalleled summer experience for your child — real wilderness, the cleanest lakes, breathtaking coastline and beaches you won’t find anywhere else. Since the early 1900s campers have been coming to Maine camps, first on overnight trains and carriages, and now on highways and by air. The reasons — a priceless summer that has it all — lifelong friendships, memories and unforgettable experiences.
For your child, Maine will feel a world apart, but is within easy reach being less than a 2-hour flight from Baltimore, Chicago, New York, Newark, Philadelphia and several other cities.
Children find both serenity and challenge in Maine — hiking the trails of the pristine forests, rafting or boating down the roaring Kennebec River, viewing spectacular sunsets from mountains like Katahdin, and listening to stories by a blazing campfire as the loons make their night calls on the lake. The Maine outdoors is one of nature’s unbeatable playgrounds, with more forest than any other state (17 million acres), 3,000 crystal clear lakes, over 3,500 miles of rugged coast and unspoiled beaches, and 32,000 rivers and streams. There’s nowhere else quite like Maine.
You’ve heard that camp offers your child more than recreation, and it’s true! Camps excel at helping kids develop independence, gain skills in a sport or activity, improve social relationships, and learn to appreciate the natural world. And there is no better place to accomplish these than at a Maine summer camp. Maine camps have the program you are looking for to meet your child’s individual needs and interests — there are over 200 to choose from! The list includes traditional camps, sports camps, trip camps, music and art camps, religious affiliated camps, and many others that meet a variety of interests — we encourage you to explore all of the possibilities!
Maine is the place to send your child to camp — and don’t miss out on planning an outstanding family vacation here. Combine your child’s camp stay with your own travels to explore Maine’s incredible beauty, quaint villages, majestic mountains, boat tours, and, of course, exceptional dining and shopping, too!
Youth camping in Maine has stood the test of time, and after 100 years, camps and camp values continue to thrive. Third and fourth generation directors along with innovative camp professionals initiate new programs, while holding on to the traditions that have made Maine youth camps popular for generations. Two organizations provide information about Summer Camps for your children, Maine Summer Camps and the Maine Camp Experience — because the ultimate summer camping experience can still be found only in Maine!