At Skylemar, smiles are big and laughs are loud! For the past six decades, campers ages 7-15 come from across the globe to enjoy Skylemar’s 200 acres of athletic fields, waterfront, indoor facilities, spectacular mountain views and breathtaking sunsets. Each day is an adventure with an ever-changing schedule of land and water sports, arts, trips, outdoor exploration and non-stop fun.Best known for our handpicked staff of well-qualified teachers and collegiate athletes, there is a staff to camper ratio of 1:2. Skylemar counselors are committed to safety, role-modeling and making a positive difference for each individual boy. There’s top-notch instruction, team competition, private lessons and just-for-fun games, all in a nurturing atmosphere which values sportsmanship and kindness above all else.At Skylemar, campers learn much more than how to play a game. They learn teamwork, independence, how to build character and how to be a good friend. They learn to be a leader, how to make wise decisions, sportsmanship and self-confidence. Long after the season is over, Skylemar becomes an enduring part of who you are. Campers grow into well-rounded, successful, confident young men, who know how to be the best they can be.
457 Sebago Road
Naples, ME 04055
Naples, ME 04055
P.O. Box 1010
Sparks, MD 21152
Sparks, MD 21152
Camp Reviews — Memories from Real Camp Families
Read these stories from our camp community:
|I will never forget the two Color War weeks that I was a part of as a counselor. To see the passion and heart that was put in by all that were involved was inspiring to see and I wanted to do my best as an official to call a fair and correct game. But the best part was seeing the kids at the end all coming back together as one camp to celebrate another amazing summer.
|How can I choose just one memory from seven of the best summers of my life at Skylemar? One singular memory that stands out: the walk back to the bunk from the Rec Hall with my bunkmates on our last night as campers. We started the walk in smiles, then sobbed like babies at the thought of leaving a place that had really become our home, and ended the walk in bittersweet smiles again. Thanks to Skylemar, I met the greatest group of guys in the world. I'm always going to be thankful for my experiences there and for those who made those memories possible.
|While I didn't know it at the time, Camp Skylemar helped make me the person I am today. What I never thought; however, was how great the experience would be for me to send my son to Skylemar, and watch him grow and experience what many people believe is "The greatest place on earth!" The campers believe that they work 10 months in school to live 2 months in Maine! Being one of the only boys from central New Jersey, my son has been able to create his own identity at Skylemar. 2014 will be his fifth summer in Naples, and Shep and Arleen Shepherd have certainly carried on the fine tradition of founders Lee Horowitz and Herb Blumenfeld, along with adding many of their own, making Skylemar a fun, nurturing and safe place to learn and grow each summer. My son has developed such confidence which I feel is a direct result fostered by the friendships he's created and the people he's come in contact with at Skylemar. There's a saying that at Skylemar, you don't just sign up for the summer, you sign on for life. It's certainly the case!
|We love visiting Noah on Visiting Day at Camp Skylemar---to see him run, carefree, with all his campmates reminds me of the special experience that camp brought for me. Noah's favorite part of camp is Color War----when he came home from camp, it took him days to agree to not wear his Color War ribbon. His team didn't even won Color War but the bonding, hard work and teamwork was such a unique experience for him.
|I'll never forgot dropping my oldest off for his first "proposed" four week session at Camp Skylemar. I got into the car and looked at my husband and told him, "Zach isn't coming home after four weeks. He's staying the summer." And he did.
|On visiting day, watching my son try the ropes course for the first time. He was completely determined to try the highest course at camp and was so happy when he did it successfully.