Frequently Asked Questions about Camp
Get the 411 on camp

We bet you want to know about camp and we think it’s important to get your questions answered before you get there so you can be relaxed and prepared to have fun.

PLEASE NOTE: NO dogs are allowed at camp! Please leave them at home when dropping off or picking up your camper. They will have to remain in your car, which can be very dangerous in hot conditions. Please leave them at home.

Once you register your camper, you will receive information on required forms that MUST be completed before your child attends camp. Please note that a physician’s signature on a physical exam is REQUIRED. Your camper will not be allowed to remain at camp without this information.”

Frequently Asked Questions

If I come to camp alone, who will I be with?
Don’t worry! You’ll join a group of girls your own age who want to join in the same activities you do. Camp is about making friends!

May I come to camp with a friend?
Yes!  Campers are welcome to sign up for camp with a friend who is interested in the same session.  However, if you are different skill levels you will be in different classes.  Buddies must be within the age levels indicated in the Trail master program to be placed in the same living unit.  We can only arrange placement with one buddy. A group of three or more friends is often a challenge.

Even the best of friends need time to explore their own interests and make new friends.  All campers in specialty camps are housed together in a unit.  Many girls come to camp without a buddy.  Camp is a wonderful place to make new friends. 

What will I do at camp and where will I sleep?
Take a look at the Camp Programs At-A-Glance for an overview of the fun things you can do at camp.

Here’s a basic overview of resident camp programs and sleeping accommodations by age-level: 

Trail Seekers (girls entering grades 2 - 4) or Trail Explorers (girls entering grades 2 – 3) sample a little of all the activities at camp so they can learn about camp life and nature.  Girls sleep in a cabin with two counselors.

Trail Blazers (girls entering grades 4–5) get to decide for themselves what they want to do at camp and can participate in activities such as canoeing, outdoor cooking, nature hikes, archery, arts & crafts and more. Girls share a tent with three other girls.  The tents are arranged in clusters with a counselors tent within the cluster. 

Trail Guides, (girls entering grade 6 and up) can mix and match their camp program to include a variety of activities or select a specialized program.  Trail Guides focus on building leadership skills and being part of the camp community. Girls sleep in 4-person tents at a campsite with a counselor’s tent centrally located.

What kind of food will I eat? 
Resident camp provides well balanced and nutritious meals.  There is always one main dish and a vegetarian option, along with side dishes and a salad bar.  Campers are served snacks in the afternoon and cool beverages/ water are always available.  If you have special dietary needs, let us know before you arrive and we’ll be happy to work with you. Day Campers bring their own lunch and snacks.

Will my daughter be safe at camp?
Girl Scouts of Maine resident camps are accredited by the American Camp Association. Both resident & day camps meet the high standards of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services regulations and are licensed by the local health board. Our camps also adhere to Girl Scout Safety Activity Check Point standards - a risk management guide designed to protect and maintain the well-being of every Girl Scout. 

What are the camp counselors like?
Our counselors are enthusiastic, caring young adults who come from all over the United States and around the world.  All staff members are carefully screened, including background checks, and selected for their ability to add to the camp experience.  Camp staffs are CPR and first-aid trained and many hold advance certification in Red Cross lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor, Archery Instructor, Challenge Course Facilitator,  Wilderness First Aid, Maine Trip Leader and or Leave No Trace.