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Sailing on a Midcoast LakeMaine Summer Camps

 

With over 5,000 rivers, nearly 18 million acres of forest, 6,000 lakes and ponds, and over 3,500 miles of rugged coastline and sandy beaches, Maine is one of the best places to send your child to summer camp. Whether you're looking for summer-long programs at a youth camp by the lake or 2 week sleep away sessions at a sports camp, your child will return home with new skills, new friends, a lifetime of memories, their first taste of independence and so much more. Going to summer camp in Maine is a tradition over a century old, camp is a rite of passage for kids, and an opportunity for parents to provide their children an important dose of freedom and independence in a supervised, super fun setting.

 

Ocean KayakingMaine summer camps range from nature camps, YMCA, boy scout and girl scout camps, religious camps to farm camps, co-ed camps and exclusive girls and boys camps. Summer camps for kids in Maine are located on the ocean, on Maine's lakes and ponds and rivers and in the mountains and wilderness. Finding the best summer camp for your child or teen should be a fun process, based on location, the sports and interests your son or daughter enjoys, and the length of summer camp stay - a week, a month or the entire summer.

 

The benefits to sending your child to a summer camp in Maine include:

 

-staying activeappreciating the outdoors

-learning new skills

-establishing long-lasting friendships

-and a recently appealing positive: unplugging from digital devices!  
(Cell phones and  laptops are not allowed at most summer camps)

 

Camping in MaineOther benefits of summer camp are learning important life lessons:

 

-personal growth and self-discovery

-learning responsibility and respect for others
-developing independence and self-confidence
-improving social skills and relationships by learning to make new friends

-learning to be self sufficient without Mom and Dad

 

Kids benefit from a stay in a Maine summer camp - it's an experience that lasts a lifetime. Summer camps in Maine have held true to traditional activities and lessons that have been enjoyed for generations, yet many Maine kids camps are creating innovative programs to stay relevant with the times and keep kids engaged, teaching them new skills in a new environment amongst their peers. 

Mount Battei Camden Maine Atlantic OceanMaine has a wide range of youth camps between religious, all girls or all boys camps, music/band camps, dance or sports camps. No summer camp is alike, but many include outdoor recreation, sports education, outdoor survival skills, and onsite education and activities like creative studio art, talent shows, performing arts and more. Many camps include sports programs like soccer, archery, basketball, baseball, horseback riding, waterskiing, boating, sailing, tennis , hiking, biking, and more. Whether summer camps are surrounded by wooded forests, have waterfront access to a river, lake or ocean, you can be sure there is no limit to the fun outdoor adventure including zip lining, canoeing, water tubing, windsurfing, fishing, rock wall climbing, field trips to the ocean, the beach and beyond.

 

Sending your child away to a summer youth camp may be difficult for some parents, but education, fun and safety are always the highest concern of any summer camp in Maine. For the most part, summer camps in Maine are rustic, many with separate bathhouses. If safety is a concern for some parents, there are camps that mandate a camp counselor in every cabin. Look for Maine summer camps that are inspected, licensed and adhere to all Maine state regulations.

 

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Learn more about: Southern Maine | Mid-Coast | Casco Bay | Downeast | Lakes and Mountains | Kennebec River Valley | Highlands | Aroostook County

 

Maine Lodging | Maine Campgrounds