Maine Jewish Summer Camps: A to Z

Camp Name Location Years Notes Website
Androscoggin Wayne 1907 - to present "As we prepare for Androscoggin's second century, we remain committed to two key principles that enable each boy to enjoy the summer of his life and develop a sense of his own achievement. First, we make certain each camper is introduced to every activity in our program and receives instruction from an experienced specialist. Learning makes everything more fun. It also makes campers more confident about taking on new challenges now and in the future. Second, we structure our program so that every camper has the opportunity to personalize his schedule. As our campers get older they have more opportunities to specialize in the activities they select. Group leaders and department heads work together to monitor each camper's progress, making certain he receives extra attention in the areas he and his parents have requested.
Arcadia North Belgrade Arden & Winslow
Barta Camp Casco 1926 -
Birch Crest Oakland 1926 -1944
Camp Accomac Bridgton 1911 - 1958/59
 
Camp Arden Oakland 1914 - 1926 affiliated with Arcadia & Winslow / Camp Arden was named after the Forest Arden in Shakepseare's As you Like it.
Camp Arundel Arundel 1955
Camp Belgrade North Belgrade 1937 - 1983 http://www.campbelgrade.com/
Camp Brunonia Casco 1928-1968 Run by Dave and Anne Mishel http://www.campbrunonia.com/
Camp Cedar Casco http://www.campcedar.com/
 
Camp Chickawah for Boys Harrison 1920 - 1985 Jeff Grant is the alumni coordinator / now the site of Camp Fernwood Cove for girls
Camp Cobbossee For Boys Winthrop https://www.campcobbossee.com/
Camp Fernwood Poland
Camp Joseph Harrison 1950 - 1975 Camp Joseph opened in summer 1956. The impressive facility was acquired from another, well-known, NJ camp which had to close because a camper had been accidentally killed. I was intermittently associated with it until the early '60s as an employee. The programming, facilities upkeep, and Kashrut were excellent, with a decent focus on trips and "exploring".
Camp Kennebec North Belgrade 1907 - 1991
 
Camp Kennesuncook Chesuncook 1926
Camp Kingswood Bridgton 1913 - to present (2012) http://www.bostonjcc.org/Camps-and-Vacations/Kingswood.aspx
Camp Lown Oakland 1945 - 1968 Jewish Community Council of Maine / offered boys and girls summer camp life in a Jewish environment, emphasizing religious and cultural values
Camp Mendota Lake Pleasant, Casco closed by 1971
Camp Pinecliffe Harrison 1917 - to present
 
Camp Songo Casco 1947 - Pleasant Lake / Camp attendees include William Berkowitz and Steve Passerman
Camp Sunny Crest Lake Androscoggin, Leeds Centere
Camp Tapawingo Sweden 1919 - to present Tapawingo is an intimate camp where girls spend their summer days in an encouraging environment of play, learning, companionship, and fresh air. We believe that three, four or seven weeks away from home are a most important time for a young girl and than most of its counterparts. This is a camp where every camper knows every other camper and counselor. We are a summer family. http://camptapawingo.com/about.asp
Camp Tracy (Harold Alfond Youth Center) Waterville 2011
Camp Trebor Fryeburg
 
Camp Trudah Otisfield
Camp Vega Fayette 1936 - https://www.campvega.com/girls_summer_camp/history/
Camp Walden Denmark 1916 - present http://campwalden.com/
Camp Wildwood Bridgton 1916 -
Camp Wingo Waterford 1950s - 1967
 
Camp Winnebago Fayette
Camp Woodland Springs Bridgton 1921 - 1926
Cedar Crest Camp Oakland 1915 - 1944
Center Day Camp (CDC) Windham 1949 - to present affiliated with Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine http://www.centerdaycamp.org/
Cobbossee Winthrop/Monmouth 1902 - to present (2012) "Camp Cobbossee is a 4-week overnight summer camp for boys located on Lake Cobbosseecontee in Maine. Part sports camp, part outdoor adventure camp, part traditional sleepaway camp, Camp Cobbossee's unique program, outstanding staff, and spectacular location add up to the very best in Maine summer camps. Basketball, Soccer Lacrosse, Hockey, Golf, Tennis and more. Climbing, Ropes, Zipline, Hiking, Camping. Get ready for an adventure! ...Cobbossee is all about having fun and continuing 110 years of tradition.", http://www.campcobbossee.com/
 
Echo Lake Camp Oakland / Readfield 1920 - 1926
Forest Acres Fryeburg 1924 - affiliated with Indian Acres http://www.indianacres.com/index.php
Gan Israel Portland 1993 - to present (2012) affiliated with Chabad of Portland
Highland Nature Camps North Sebago 1913 - to present (2012) Highland Nature Camps became Camp Mataponi
Indian Acres Fryeburg 1924 - brother camp to Forest Acres
 
Jo-Lee North Belgrade 1920 - 1926
Kamp Kohut Oxford 1907 - to present http://www.kampkohut.com/
Kippewa Monmouth 1957 - to present (2012)
Koda Bridgton 1926
Lakeridge Manor Camp for Girls Oakland 1955 - 1971
 
Lanark Casco -1967
Manitou Oakland 1947 - to present
Matoaka Smithfield 1951 - to present http://www.matoaka.com/
Micah Sebago 2001 - to present http://www.campmicah.com/
Modin Belgrade 1922 - to present Since 1922 and situated in the pristine wilderness of Maine's beautiful Belgrade Lakes region, Camp Modin is the oldest Jewish summer camp in Maine - New England. Since 1922, thousands of people have come from around the world to be a part of Camp Modin." Rich in Jewish tradition, Camp Modin is a great way to spend a summer deeply rooted in all activities that youth of today enjoy along with recognizing and participating in Jewish cultural activities. / David Wain, producer of Wet Hot American Summer went to Camp Modin http://www.modin.com/heritage/ideal.php
 
Naomi Raymond 1954 - 1986 originally a girls summer camp that became a co-ed summer camp / Lewis Schneider, Emmy award winning writer/producer of "Everyone Loves Raymond" went to Camp Naomi for ten summers.
Powhatan Camp for Boys Otisfield 1921 - 1996 founded by Ira Bloom subsequently directed by Joel Bloom
Ramah Mt Vernon 1948 - 1949 affiliated with the Jewish Theological Seminary
Rapputak Fryeburg
Sasone Bangor
 
Seeds of Peace Camp Oxford 1993 - to present (2017) http://www.seedsofpeace.org/
Skylemar / Sky Farm Naples 1946 - to present (2012)
Somerset Oakland
Sunningdale Standish 1940 - 1973
Takajo Naples 1947 - to present (2012)
 
Tall Timbers Otisfield 1945 - 1969
Tripp Lake Camp Poland 1911 - to present (2012)
Truda Otisfield 1902-1979
We-You-Wega (Wekeela) Hartford 1906 - 1981
Wenonah Naples ?
 
West End House East Parsonfield ?-present
Wigwam Harrison 1912 - to present "What makes Wigwam so unique is our attention to each and every camper's growth as a young man while they discover friendships that will last a lifetime. Bashful or outgoing, athletic or not, every camper becomes part of the ever-growing Wigwam family. We offer a very personalized atmosphere, with but four campers and a counselor in each cabin."
Winnebago Fayette 1920 - to present (2017) campwinnebago.com
Winslow Oakland 1921 - 1935 affiliated with Arcadia & Arden
Woodlands Bridgton -1921


Maine Jewish Summer Camps: by Location

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