Summer Camp in Maine is a place to make friends and try new things.
Our Maine summer camp has a Sailing program for children of all ages.
Our summer camp has an arts program that includes pottery, painting, drawing, stained glass, sculpture and other crafts.
Summer camp offers a rare opportunity for young film makers to experiment.
Canoeing and rafting in maine is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

News for next summer!

We will now be able to offer additional activities including a high ropes course, a great rope swing into the lake, a dance studio and tennis for example, in a beautiful facility with over 300 acres of private woods and lakefront. All of Camp Hawthorne’s most beloved activities that are so popular and meaningful to our campers, including our music and story telling campfires, capture the flag games, sailing and creative arts programs, film making programs, and canoe trips will all be part of the new program. We expect that 90% of the campers from Camp Hawthorne will make the move along with most of our staff and camp equipment.

All of the camp programs for 2010 will be similar to those offered in our website.

I will be enrolling campers from my York, Maine office and will be able to answer any questions you might have. The best number to reach me is 207-363-1773.

I believe that our camp culture, which has made our camp such a unique and growth experience for the campers, is easily transferable because its essence lives in the hearts of our campers and staff. The new setting will give us an opportunity to share the energy of the Camp Hawthorne spirit with other campers in a new and permanent home for our camp community.

Enrollment for the summer of 2010!

After talking with many families from Windsor Mountain Camp and from Camp Hawthorne, I feel I need to update the program dates for this coming summer. All camp families will soon receive a notice in the mail with a new schedule. Parents who have already signed up their children to camp as of 1/22/10 should check the new dates and call Ron to be sure these dates can work for you. I am truly sorry for any inconvenience but the other programs were ending much too late for many families.

Note: Our creative arts program will now be offered Session II from July 31 to August 15.

You can download the 2010 application form here.

About our Program

Camp Hawthorne balances learning new skills, building lasting friendships and enjoying the beauty of living on a lake in New England.

Our normal camp day has five periods with ample opportunity for campers to focus on the skills they wish to develop. Campers choose three of the five periods, while the other two periods are assigned by staff, and rotated daily so that each camper has a chance to try many activities while at camp. This gives campers the opportunity to discover new interests.

Each day includes quiet and relaxed periods when campers can gather and spend quality time with new-found friends, or spend some down time to read a book, write a letter home, or just enjoy the beauty of their surroundings. Many of our campers have hectic and highly programmed schedules during the school year. Campers often chose our camp because our program is fun, relaxed and non-competitive.

Life at summer camp is like returning to a simpler time. Camp is like a small village where friends and neighbors live close by in a trusted community.

If you are considering our camp for your children, we want to encourage you to call us for references, so that you can talk to other campers and their families about our unique camp experience.

Learn more about the program that's right for you!

The Traditional Boy's and Girl's Camp

The Sailing Camp

The Fine Arts Camp

The Film Camp

The Hawthorne Adventure Program

View the Maine Adventure Trip

To read more about the 2012 Maine Adventure Trip, download the pdf here.
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10 Scotland Bridge Road
York, Maine 03909
207 363 1773
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Off Season Rentals
Many groups and individuals inquire about renting Camp Hawthorne in the off season for their wedding, company picnic, retreat or training session. For information on rates and dates, click here.