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Maine Summer Camps for Kids & Teens

Maine Summer Camps for Kids & Teens

As one of America's most popular summer camp destinations, Maine summer camps provide a safe, positive, and enriching environment for kids and teens. No matter what kind of activity or experience your family is looking for, you will likely find it at a summer camp in Maine. The Pine Tree State's natural setting serves as the perfect backdrop for an endless variety of sports, arts, academic, and special needs summer camps. At Maine summer camps, kids have fun while making new friends, gaining self-confidence, and learning valuable new skills.

What Makes Maine Summer Camps Unique?

The high quality of Maine summer camp programs coupled with the phenomenal New England setting make Maine one of the most desirable summer camp destinations in the world. Experienced counselors lead campers on outdoor explorations through the state's hundreds of miles of hiking trails and thousands of miles of rivers and streams. Activities like hiking, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, water skiing, whale watching are all popular at Maine summer camps. You'll also find all of the classics like team sports, arts & crafts, gymnastics, horseback riding, dance, and swimming.

Ages, Tuition, and Session Length at Maine Summer Camps

Overnight Maine summer camps typically accept campers as young as 8 and as old as 17 (though many teens choose to attend teen trips that travel to popular attractions throughout the region).

Maine summer camps typically run sessions of 2 weeks, 4 weeks, or 7 weeks. Many Maine summer camps offer shorter introductory sessions for first-time campers that range from 1 to 2 weeks.

According to the American Camp Association, the average weekly tuition at Maine summer camps is $780 - though that number can fluctuate dramatically based on the camp's specialty, offerings, and affiliations. Most quality Maine summer camps have an average tuition between $700 and $1,200 per week.

Traveling to Maine Summer Camps

While most families at Maine summer camps are from the northeastern United States, many campers travel from all over the world to spend their summer at Maine camps. Most Maine summer camps provide transportation directly from international airports in Boston, MA, Manchester, NH and Portland, ME. In addition, many Maine summer camps provide charter buses from many large east coast cities like New York, Philadelphia, and Washington DC.

Choosing the Right Maine Summer Camp

While there are hundreds of great summer camps in Maine, many subtle differences can make the difference between a good summer and an incredible one. To match your family with the best program, Choice Camps offers free consultations with summer camp experts by phone or online chat. Call our office 7 days a week at 617-264-0939 to speak to a Choice Camps Summer Camp Expert and we'll help your family find the perfect Maine summer camp experience!

Recommended Maine Summer Camps for Kids & Teens

Maine Teen Camp - Porter, ME

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Performing Arts, Music, General Sports, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 13 - 16
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,400
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Moose River Outpost - Jackman, ME

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Outdoor Exploration, General Sports, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 12 - 18
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,400
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Kingsley Pines Camp - Raymond, ME

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Family, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: General Sports, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 8 - 16
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,100
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Camp Nashoba North - Raymond, ME

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Horseback Riding, Golf, Soccer, Tennis
  • Camper Ages: 7 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,500
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Camp Med-O-Lark - Washington, ME

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Performing Arts, Fine Arts, Circus, Dance, Music, Photography, General Sports, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 8 - 16
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,500
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Camp Wigwam - Waterford, ME

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Outdoor Exploration, General Sports
  • Camper Ages: 6 - 15
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,200
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Camp Micah - Bridgton, ME

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: General Sports, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 7 - 15
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,600
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Camp Matoaka - Smithfield, ME

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Performing Arts, Fine Arts, Tennis, General Sports, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 7 - 15
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,800
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Camp Waziyatah - Waterford, ME

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: General Sports, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 7 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,900
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JCC Maccabi Camp Kingswood - Bridgton, ME

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: General Sports, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 8 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $900
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Camp Mataponi - Cumberland, ME

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Horseback Riding, Tennis, General Sports, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 7 - 15
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,600
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Maine Arts Camp - Unity, ME

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Academic, Arts
  • Camp Specialty: Environmental Science, Gifted and Talented, Robotics, Performing Arts, Fine Arts, Dance, Music, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 8 - 15
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,500
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Camp All-Star - Kents Hill, ME

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Baseball and Softball, Basketball, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, General Sports, Football, Hockey
  • Camper Ages: 8 - 15
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,500
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Camp Cobbossee - Winthrop, ME

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Baseball and Softball, Basketball, Biking, Soccer, Tennis, General Sports
  • Camper Ages: 7 - 15
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,800
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Camp Kippewa - Monmouth, ME

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Horseback Riding, General Arts
  • Camper Ages: 6 - 15
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,900
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Camp Laurel - Mount Vernon, ME

  • Camp Type: Traditional
  • Camper Ages: 7 - 15
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,700
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Camp Laurel South - Casco, ME

  • Camp Type: Traditional
  • Camper Ages: 7 - 15
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,800
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Camp Vega - Fayette, ME

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Horseback Riding, General Sports
  • Camper Ages: 7 - 15
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,600
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Camp North Star - Poland Spring, ME

  • Camp Type: Traditional
  • Camper Ages: 7 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,600
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Camp Wekeela - Hartford, ME

  • Camp Type: Traditional
  • Camper Ages: 7 - 16
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,400
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Maine Golf and Tennis Academy - North Belgrade, ME

  • Camp Type: Sports
  • Camp Specialty: Golf, Tennis
  • Camper Ages: 8 - 99
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,400
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New England Music Camp - Sidney, ME

  • Camp Type: Arts
  • Camp Specialty: Music
  • Camper Ages: 11 - 18
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,200
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Fernwood Cove - Harrison, ME

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camper Ages: 8 - 15
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,800
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Camp Caribou - Winslow, ME

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Sports
  • Camper Ages: 7 - 15
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,700
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Hidden Valley Camp - Freedom, ME

  • Camp Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Camper Ages: 8 - 17
  • Average Weekly Tuition: $1,500
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