Camp Laurel
The hallmark of Camp Laurel, on the shores of Echo Lake in Maine’s Belgrade Lakes region, is great friends, amazing staff, world class facilities, top-flight instruction and fun in a caring atmosphere. Since 1947, campers have joined us for 7 weeks with the goals of making friends and building confidence in an inclusive and welcoming community. Our unique 6-part core program of Athletics, Waterfront, Adventure, Tennis, Equestrian and Inter Arts, led by professional coaches and educators ensures every camper - through a highly structured curriculum of guided-choice skill progression – comes home happy, healthy and with an improved sense of self and development. We meet and exceed the expectations of our campers and their families at every level – with an emphasis on creating friendships, cabin life, cutting-edge programming, superior staff, awesome special events and healthy and delicious dining options…all in a traditional camp atmosphere.
Summer Address
1218 Pond Road
Mt. Vernon, ME 04352
207.685.4945
Winter Address
PO Box 508
Westport, CT 06881
203.227.8866
Camp Reviews — Memories from Real Camp Families
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Nikki said... Tweet Share
Being a camper myself for 8 years... the minute I saw Camp Laurel I knew it was the right camp for my kids! My son had the summer of his life, and learned so many new fun activites that we can't do at home.... The waterskiing and fishing are his favorite!
Jen said... Tweet Share
The first time walking into camp Laurel: I was blown away by not only the feeling I got from the beauty of the camp but the comfort I felt from the people we met. Everyone seemed so happy. I knew it was the right place for both gf my kids to get the full camp experience.
Greg said... Tweet Share
How many special memories from several Summers at Camp Laurel in the 1960's and 1970's...Here are 2 of my first camp memories - As I'm off to swim now (still!) at the beautiful Chelsea Rec Center in New York City, how can I forget all the learning on B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L Echo Lake - - looking up from the water at camp counselor (Barbara Archard!) on the dock, teaching me sidestroke with her gestures -- her energy coming right across as I become a swimmer. Barbara, this morning's sidestroke at Chelsea Rec. is for you. Memory - (one of so many 'first experiences' that happened there) of the sound of the Loons on the lake at night. Quiet, placid nights after full, busy days and then - the Loons' song. I remember how mysterious it seemed, and also that I was part of an "audience" of campers and staff quietly hearing - that this experience was a shared one, as would be breakfast conversation the following morning. Memories of Camp are all there, and part of "ME" (which is a postal abbreviation for Maine, right?!)
Rachel said... Tweet Share
Going to camp for 6 summers and having 2011 mark my final summer as a Laurel camper, I still can't believe how many skills I've mastered thanks to the incredible activities and staff at camp. In addition, the warmth and love that is provided at Laurel is truly that of a family- when you sit down at that first all-camp campfire on the first night of camp, each camper is no longer new, experienced, from Acadia or Bago, or from California or from New York... we are all one family, spending our summer together in Maine. Although I am too old to return to Laurel this summer as a camper, I still carry the memories, skills, and traditions that I have learned at camp throughout the year, and talk to my camp friends daily. I cannot wait to be back at my summer home in four years when I am old enough to be a counselor at camp!!
Olivia said... Tweet Share
I love everything about camp! From the moment I got there I knew this was going to be my second home. Even though I got homesick in the beginning, the counselors helped me realize how much fun I was going to have!
Abby said... Tweet Share
I went to camp in Pennsylvania and my husband went to camp in the Adirondacks. When we started researching camps with our children we decided to see what camping in Maine was like. Well, it was love at first sight! The first thing that struck all of us was the natural beauty. When we visited Camp Laurel, we were so impressed with the majestic lakefront and the impeccable grounds. The facilities there are first-rate. My then 7-year-old son even said, "Mom, these are the nicest baseball fields I've ever seen!" Our son and daughter went the first year they were eligible up until they could not attend as campers anymore. The friendships they made are everlasting and the memories of everyday activities, as well as special events and trips, are unforgettable. Laurel offers fantastic programming - something for everyone - and heartwarming traditions!
“I greatly enjoyed speaking with Laurie (Guide at Maine Camp Experience). Thanks to her guidance, ideas and suggestions we truly feel that our ultimate choice is the right one for us. We can trust that our seven year old daughter will have a wonderful summer!”

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