Drop-off and Pick-up times: Please drop off your child at Friends Camp between 2 PM and 3:45 PM on Sunday and remember to pick up your child between 9:45 AM and 11:45 AM on Saturday.
Distance and Travel Times to Friends Camp from:
Augusta, ME - 16 miles / 24 minutes
Portland, ME - 70 miles / 1 hour and 15 minutes
Boston, MA - 180 miles / 3 hours and 15 minutes
Providence, RI - 222 miles / 4 hours and 15 minutes
Amherst, MA - 250 miles / 4 hours and 30 minutes
Hartford, CT - 277 miles / 4 hours and 45 minutes
New York City - 388 miles / 7 hours and 10 minutes
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Portland, Augusta, and points south:
Drive north from Portland on Interstate 295 to Interstate 95. Look for the third Augusta exit (#113) across the Kennebec river bridge to Route 202 North and Route 3 East. Continue on for 14 miles to South China. Go through the light in South China and take the next left onto Route 202 (Lakeview Drive). The Friends Camp driveway is 3.5 miles on the right. The address is 729 Lakeview Drive.
Waterville and Bangor:
If you are traveling south on I95 take Exit 127 onto Route 137 (Kennedy Memorial Drive) into Waterville. Go about a mile and half and turn right after you have crossed a small bridge, just before the road curves. Travel 2.2 miles and turn right, then go 6.1 miles to light at China Village. Continue straight at the light; you are now on Route 202. Stay on Route 202 toward South China for 3.5 miles. (This part of Route 202 is also known as Lakeview Drive.) After you pass the China Middle School, Friends Camp is the third driveway on your left. The address is 729 Lakeview Drive.
Belfast and Route 1:
From the Route 1 traffic interchange in Belfast drive west on Route 3. Go approximately 32 miles from the coast to Route 202 North. Turn Right onto Route 202; the Friends Camp driveway is 3.5 miles from Route 3 on your right. The address is 729 Lakeview Drive.
Other Transportation Options
Charter Bus to NEYM Sessions: To line up with the start of Yearly Meeting Sessions we have a bus to Smithfield, RI that will leave camp at the end of the Fox Camp on August 4. This bus will also make stops in Portland, ME, and Portsmouth, NH and Newton, MA.
The costs for this one-way trip are:
- Portland - $50.
- Portsmouth - $60
- Newton - $70
- Smithfield - $80
This charted bus is also for campers who are not attending Yearly Meeting Sessions who live in Rhode Island, eastern Connecticut, Massachusetts, and southern Maine who would find it easier to be dropped off at one of these locations. The bus will not stop for lunch in Portsmouth. Campers will pack a lunch and eat on bus.
These drop off times are estimated and because of traffic and other issues the bus could be between 15 and 45 minutes late. For updates on bus arrival times or to get the cell phone number of the staff person on this bus, please call 207-445-2361 or 207-458-1306.
- Portland, ME (11:00AM) – Friends Meeting House, 1837 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04102 (Next to the Tortilla Flats Restaurant)
- Portsmouth, NH (12:15 PM) – New Hampshire State Liquor Store, Portsmouth Circle, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
- Newton, MA (1:30 PM) Riverside MBTA T-Stop, Grove Street
- Smithfield, R (3:00 PM) – Building 16, Bryant University, 1150 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917 (Follow the NEYM signs to the Building 16 parking lot.)
By Car Pool: Please call or e-mail the director for the names and phone numbers of camper parents in your area that would open to car pooling.
Concord Coach Bus: The Concord Coach Line that stops in North Augusta is the nearest location for bus service to Friends Camp. One-way transportation to and from the Augusta bus station is provided for an extra fee of $25. If you live in southern New England consider having your teen or pre-teen take the Concord Coach bus that leaves at 10:00 AM from South Station (Boston) and get into North Augusta at 1:15 PM. The return bus leaves the Concord Coach station in North Augusta at 10:15 AM and gets into South Station at 1:15 PM. Campers can also hop on the bus to Augusta from Portsmouth or Portland.
By Plane: Plan to fly into Augusta, Maine or Portland, Maine. Flights should arrive between 10:00am and 2:00pm on Sunday, and should depart between 6:00am and 11:00am on Saturday. The camp driver will be wearing a Friends Camp T-shirt and will have a camp business card. You must send us flight details two weeks in advance if you need pick-up or drop-off rides. One-way van transportation to or from airports is provided for an extra fee of $50 (Portland) or $25 (Augusta).
If you have any complications or last-minute changes, please contact us by phone. The camp phone number is 207-445-2361, and the Director's cell phone is 207-458-1306.