At a glance
8 to 15 years of age
About our camp
You will meet second, third, and even fourth generation campers at Camp Androscoggin, located in Wayne, Augusta. Every summer, they welcome 275 boys, aged 8-15, and have been doing so for the last 111 years.
The camp’s staff claims their secret for success and reputation is hidden in 4 Ps: Place, People, Planning and Program. The camp boasts of its individualized support which starts before the first day in the camp when each boy is contacted by his mentor – the Big Brother, and a welcoming committee of counselors, group leaders and directors who meet campers on the very first day.
Campers live in cabins - each of them housing six boys and a counselor (two counselors in case of 8-9-year old boys.) Newcomers and experienced campers are always mixed. The administration also makes sure boys living in the same cabin come from different parts of the country.
Each camper has the freedom for a personalized schedule so that he receives extra assistance in areas his parents have requested.
Camp programs & activities
Every day the camp offers seven different activities– all of them tailored to each campers’ age, ability, and experience. Individualized support is in its place – campers can choose to participate in multiple activities or specialize in just a few. Land and water sports include baseball, basketball, soccer, golf, waterskiing, sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking, etc. Excitement is added with arts like ceramics, woodworking, photography, music, dramatics, and more.
Activity program is enhanced by trips and hiking, lasting for 2-7 days, to foster the sense of self-reliance, teamwork and appreciation of nature. In addition, excursions throughout the state take place weekly.