Best Summer Camps Near Bangor
You remember summer camp, right? Trying your hand at archery for the first time? Drinking “bug juice” at the lodge? Going to your bunk every night smelling like a campfire and exhausted from swimming in the lake and playing capture the flag? Waiting for a handwritten letter from your parents?
For those of you who have been to summer camp, you know it can create lasting memories!
Beyond the more traditional camp experience, there are also camps that focus on theater, arts and crafts and even space travel. And, if you’re looking for day camps in the area, Bangor and Brewer both offer activities through their respective parks and recreation departments.
Here are some of the best summer camps in and around Bangor!
Since 1952, Camp G. Peirce Webber has been providing youth with outstanding programs that have built friendships and created memories that last a lifetime. Camp Webber sits on 55 acres in Hampden on the Souadabscook Stream with sport fields, a playground, ropes course, an in-ground pool, hiking trails and a 300 foot zip line.
Camp Jordan is a part of the Bangor Y and is located on Branch Lake in Ellsworth.
The program blends traditional camping activities like canoeing, archery, environmental education, and swimming with non-traditional programs like movie-making, water tubing, and a high and low Ropes Challenge Course.
The Challenger Learning Center of Maine offers space-themed day camps for kids from kindergarten to grade 8, with different themes from “Rovers and Robots” to “Astronaut Academy.”
The Maine Discovery Museum in Bangor offers summer day camps for kids of all ages! There are different programs designed for different age groups, and each session has its own theme.
There are lots more, too!
This summer, the Next Generation Theatre’s summer program will feature “Annie” for ages 5-12, and “Seussical” Jr. for kids 11 and up. Auditions are June 4 and every child who auditions will get a part in one of the two shows!
The Penobscot Theatre’s summer program will include productions of “Hairspray” and “Go Greek.” Besides taking part in those productions, students will attend classes in subjects including improvisation, theatre history and movement.
The University of Maine offers summer camps in focusing on sports including baseball, softball, basketball, field hockey, soccer, track, football, ice hockey and swimming.
Windover Art Center is located in Newburgh, Maine and offers tons of activities including pottery, music, drama, photography and video production and editing (just to name a few.) Don’t miss the show the kids put on for their families at the end of each session!
There’s also daily bus service from Bangor and Hampden to the camp!