Simple Meal at Friends Camp-- a long-standing tradition! At Friends Camp, we have a tradition called Simple Meal—an opportunity for campers to practice simplicity, leadership, and generosity. In sessions with our older campers, staff members ask the entire community if they would like to have a simple meal once in the session. During the Simple Meal, campers forgo a typical lunch in favor of a rice and beans meal. So much of our global community eats rice and beans for most meals. For some campers and staff, rice and beans is their favorite meal at camp. Yum! By eating only rice and beans, there is a significant savings. A typical lunch to feed over 100 people is expensive! A committee of campers, assisted by a counselor, decides on an organization to which to donate the savings. We find that our tradition of Simple Meal helps us practice empathy—one of the most valuable things to practice in today’s world! In 2017, campers contributed to Nothing But Nets, a global organization fighting Malaria, and Good Shepherd Food Bank, which helps feed hungry folks across Maine.
Common Ground Fair: Lodging at Friends Camp! Every year, Friends Camp opens up for lodging and meals during the Common Ground Fair. We'd love to have you stay with us! Learn more and sign up here.
Looking ahead towards Summer 2018? Jones (Both Weeks): June 24- July 7, 2018. Ages 7-12. Jones (Week 1 only): June 24- June 30, 2018. Ages 7-12. Jones (Week 2 only): July 1- July 7, 2018. Ages 7-12. Dyer: July 8-21, 2018. Ages 10-13. Fox: July 22- August 4, 2018. Ages 13-17. Fell: August 5- 18, 2018. Ages 13-17.
Preparing for your child's first summer at Friends Camp, or just a returning family looking to answer a few questions? Read up on our Parent & Camper Handbook for helpful tips, FAQs, and details on transportation to camp. Still have questions? Call Anna at (207) 445-2361. She'd love to talk with you! Download the 2017 Parent Handbook here.
You're invited to Volunteer Work Weekend at Friends Camp! May 19-21. All are welcome-- camper families, alums, committee members, local Friends, and more. Join us for this weekend where we do important work to get camp up and running for our busy summer season. Expect raking, cleaning, building, painting, gardening, and more. Families stay in cabins and eat meals at camp. We also have time for some fun! Sign up here! Children and teens younger than 18 need to attend with a parent or other adult.