How to Choose a Camp

There are all types of summer camps. How do you find the right one? Here are a few helpful tips:

  • Match the environment to your child
  • Don’t assume because a friend or relative went to a particular camp that it’s the right fit for your child
  • Speak personally with a camp director about your child
  • Inquire about the directors — their tenure at the camp and their involvement with all aspects of camp life
  • Ask the camp for references and make an effort to speak with current families

  • Inquire about staff selection, background and training
  • Review camper and staff retention
  • Ask about programming opportunities for your child, including their level of choice
  • Decide which session length (PDF) is optimal for you and your child
  • Inquire about health care facilities and discuss any dietary or medical needs
  • Involve your child in the process, but ultimately select the camp that you feel is right for your child
  • Use our tool to filter camps based on gender and session length, and get information on specific camps' costs, session lengths, and dates.

Got a question? Want help?
Call, email, or chat with me, the Maine Campcierge®

Lifelong Friendships and Memories

Katherine said,

I think about Nashoba North everyday and talk to my friends from camp all the time. I have made lifelong friendships and memories.
My Summer Home

Rachel said,

 I cannot wait to be back at my summer home in four years when I am old enough to be a counselor at camp!!
Everyday a Memory

Brianna said,

Everyday at my home is a memory.
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