Every day starts with reveille. Many campers choose to take a morning dip in Panther Pond. Nothing wakes you up and gets you ready for the day better than a refreshing swim. Besides feeling clean, you'll earn a campfire point for your cabin if you go all the way under. Not much for swimming? Don't worry, we also have hot showers :)
A hearty breakfast with hot and cold options served in the dining hall. Main entrees include classics like scrambled eggs, waffles, and french toast. Hot sides like bacon, muffins, sausage, oatmeal and home fries are available almost every day. Everyday options include bagels & cream cheese, toast with butter, jam, or peanut butter, fresh fruits, cereal with milk, and yogurt with granola and berries. Drinks include orange or apple juice, milk and chocolate milk, and water. Health conscious campers will have plenty of options to suit their diet, and even picky eaters will find a filling meal every morning. Picky eaters are welcome here - our menu includes sundry basics and most items are separated: View menu page
After breakfast everyone reports to their cabin for a team effort to clean. Each camper needs to clean up his own area, and then pitch in on the cabin-wide chores like sweeping the floor and emptying the waste bin. The head counselors inspect and rate the job for campfire points.
Fine-tune your reflexes in the fast-paced game of Gaga Ball - the gaga ball is batted around a fenced-in arena by players using their fists and if it hits you anywhere except for your hands or forearms you’re out. One of the most popular games at camp, Gaga Ball is sure to be a hit with your camper.
Get in touch with your dramatic side at Drama Games while participating in games and activities designed to incorporate character acting and storytelling. Campers will explore their imagination and creativity while laughing harder than they have in a long time.
Go for a relaxing paddle in a kayak or on a stand-up-paddleboard around the island or out to the cove and keep your eyes open for beautiful Maine wildlife. While cruising around our peninsula, campers often spot loons, bald eagles, beavers, and turtles. Don't forget about the blueberry bushes. Wild Maine blueberries are delicious and in-season during the summer.
Splash around in the refreshing lake water during any free swim period. With plenty of water toys, tubes, two docks to dive from and a water-basketball hoop, you’ll never run out of things to do. The lake is normally around eighty degrees - warm but still refreshing. Our lifeguards are Red Cross certified and always on the watch to prevent dangerous events before they happen.
Grab lunch from the buffet serving line. Lunch features a hot entree with many side options. Hot entrees include dishes like grilled cheese, Italian sandwiches, pizza, hot dogs, and pulled pork. A salad bar is available at every lunch and dinner, as are peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, fresh fruit, and milk. Campers sit at long dining tables supervised by counselors helping them improve manners and table conversation.
Take some much-needed rest and relaxation in between activities during Rest Hour. Get ahead on summer reading, borrow a book from the camp library, or sleep. There's nothing like reading in a cabin with the sound of the waves on the beach outside. Many campers take a nap to recharge for the afternoon session.
Free time to play tetherball, swim, play volleyball, shoot hoops, hangout, or play many other games around camp. Free time is unstructured, so it gives kids a chance to be kids in a safe but independent atmosphere. The games are patrolled for bullying and unfairness but campers are encouraged to resolve disputes themselves and to be inventive and intelligent in their free time choices.
Volley the birdie under beautiful Maine pine trees on our badminton court.
Dive, swim, and catch some sun out in the middle of the lake on Party Island, our floating island/party barge equipped with all the necessary amenities for a safe and fun-filled activity period
Dodge, throw, and catch your way to the top of one of our many varieties of dodgeball. Games are closely monitored for fairness and sportsmanship. Campers learn hand-eye coordination, strategic maneuvering, and courage under fire. Games are played on our expansive natural grass athletic field
Don’t let the volleyball hit the ground in the strategic and athletic game of Newcomb. Throw the ball where your opponents aren’t and make spectacular catches on the beach as you try to outlast your opponents.
Campers can jump in the lake, swim out to the rafts, dive off the docks, play water basketball and any other activity that involve the water and splashing around. Land options abound as usual - badminton, tetherball, frisbee, basketball, volleyball, gagaball, and a host of other games in a wide range of effort levels.
After a full day, a big healthy meal to recount stories & share experiences hits the spot. The salad bar & fruit bowl are always open to augment a meal, and the hot entrees like spaghetti & meatballs or ham & sweet potatoes satisfy campers of all ages. Want to be first in line for dessert? --use the vocabulary word of the day in a sentence to get dismissed earlier.
The whole camp comes together for big field games in the evening while some campers choose to eat s'mores and play relaxing games by the fire. Many campers eagerly anticipate Capture the Flag and Manhunt played toward the end of the week. Relaxing options like a kayak trip and campfire games are offered every evening along with a few smaller games and sports.
Everyone gathers around our big campfire for an evening of camp songs, awards, readings, dances, and competitions. Adventurous campers will make many trips to the stage and back and watch from their log bench during the voluntary activities. At the end of the night, campfire points are totaled to determine the winning cabins. Parents are invited to the campfire on the final night of camp. Check out the Campfire Page to learn more.
Time to recharge for another day. Taps played from the trumpet on the dock marks the end of the day. Fall asleep to a classic story read aloud to the entire cabin. After reading a few chapters, the counselor too goes to sleep, and the waves, loons, and breeze become the only sounds left.