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The Summer Camp

  • The Summer Camp
  • 8 Church St
  • Bridgton, ME 04009
  • (207) 691-8732

Program Description

The Summer Camp is a non profit summer camp for girls from low income families in New England and New York.Our campers attending a ten day summer program that provides a traditional camp experience to campers who would not otherwise be able to attend a summer camp. We have an outreach program that serves older campers year round by connecting them with college readiness programs, scholarships and other programs that will help them reach their goals.

Many of our campers struggle with adult issues and responsibilities on a daily basis. Camp offers a ten-day reprieve for children to escape personal burdens such as parental divorce, domestic violence or neglect. Girls can forget about �???�??�?�¢??real life�???�??�?�¢?? for a while, just have fun and make friends. More than 50% of our campers return year after year, truly finding a home away from home at camp.

Through our unique curriculum The Summer Camp, provides a safe and supportive atmosphere; values each girl as an individual; offers affirmative guidance and encouragement; builds personal power and self-esteem. Our counselors create a wonderful camp culture based on caring and a true sense of community. They teach the girls that a smile, a word of encouragement or a helping hand positively impacts those around them. Summer Campers learn to communicate with their peers and authority figures. Individually and together, they set goals and recognize their potential to succeed. We strive to help each child discover her talents and learn to share them with the larger community. The social, emotional, academic and athletic skills acquired at The Summer Camp enable girls to believe in themselves and contribute to making choices that provide them with opportunities for self-advancement.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College transition and retention support
  • Leadership development
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 20
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • Less than 25%