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Birch Rock Camp
Waterford, Maine

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Summer: (207) 583-4478
Off-season: (207) 741-2930

birchrock[AT]birchrock.org
293 McWain Hill Road
116 South Portland Avenue
Waterford, Maine 04088

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
15 Skyline Road
South Portland, Maine 04106

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CAMPER AGES: 7-16

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Boy Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Set apart by its size - only 80 boys - and its focus on non-competitive achievement, Birch Rock Camp has captivated boys ages 7 to 15 with exhilarating camp activities since 1926.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Baseball, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Team Sports, Academics, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Archery, Bushcraft, Canoeing, Campcraft, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Library, Mountain Biking, Nature, Rowing, Windsurfing, & Woodshop

CAMP LOCATION: Birch Rock Camp is located in Waterford, Maine. With its towering pines and pristine Lake McWain, Birch Rock offers a breathtaking setting for camping.

CAMP FACILITIES: Boys aged 7 to 15 enjoy swimming in pristine Lake McWain, mastering new skills, and playing games on the fields with sweeping views of the Oxford Hills Maine. Boys live in cosy whitewashed cabins where cooperation is key. Our motto, "Help The Other Fellow," becomes a way of life for all.

Birch Rock provides a nurturing place where boys can truly enjoy boyhood, disconnect from the electronic world, and reconnect to the natural wonders of life.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: The Birch Rock Community is distinguished by the many campers and counselors (3 to 1 ratio) who return each year, and even for decades. Birch Rockers are committed to being the finest mentors and passing on our values and cherished traditions to generations of campers to come.

Birch Rock celebrates the character development of its campers. Our motto Help the Other Fellow is the foundation of our community.

Birch Rock's mission is to build self-confidence and character in its boys.

A proud and accredited member of the American Camp Association and active partner with Maine Summer Camps.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Birch Rock’s Senior Camper and Counselor-In-Training programs provide opportunities for a selective group of young gentlemen to contribute to the positive growth and development of the camp community and cultivation of future leadership. Each summer, we accept individuals who demonstrate promise, champion civility, and have a sincere passion for the values of building community.

A Senior Camper (ages 15-16) typically returns to Birch Rock eager for a summer experience with a capstone of advanced achievement in one or two activities – i.e. swimming the Whale, a mastery in primitive skill development or target sports, or any activity he wishes to achieve with exceptional excellence. Additionally, he and his peers work together in mentoring younger campers who are new to Birch Rock and need a “BRC Buddy” to help adjust to residential camping. Senior Campers are learning to lead and are the ultimate role-models of the camp. They provide community service inside and outside of the camp, lead by example in terms of daily chores – i.e. inspection, table set-up, servicing at meal time, and all camp activity events.

A Counselor-In-Training, CIT (age 17) is still classified as a camper, but has limited apprentice-leadership roles working with children. A CIT will experience a variety of life-long learning skill sets including: fostering his communication skills, conflict resolution, time management and learning when you need to ask for additional support. CITs receive specific training and certification in basic first-aid, CPR, American Red Cross Lifeguarding, fundamental counseling skills in cabin management and activity skill planning. Successful CIT candidates often become Birch Rock Camp’s strongest counselors because they have demonstrated the genuine passion to give back to the community, and make their own mark in support of our motto: Help the Other Fellow. Moreover, CITs develop life skills of parenting, team-work, listening and helping themselves and each other to feel more confident and comfortable as future camp leaders.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We offer a need-based financial scholarship. For more information, please fill out the request info form on our website or email birchrock[AT]birchrock.org

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Join us for FAMILY CAMP 2020 • August 20 – 24, 2020

Are you ready to enjoy the beautiful Maine sunsets? Swim, canoe, and sail around Lake McWain? Relax with a book under the birch trees? Taste some delicious Maine Lobster? Why should campers have all the fun? This summer camp in Maine, is the perfect retreat! Birch Rock’s Family Camp in Waterford Maine is just the right recipe for August relaxation and recreation! After the campers leave, Birch Rock Family Camp comes to life…giving ANY family the chance to experience the adventure and fun of the Maine woods, by the lake. You can enjoy camp life in group activities or just do your own thing! Each family member may sign up for daily activity offerings which are facilitated by Birch Rock’s talented staff.

For more information, please fill out the request info form on our website or email birchrock[AT]birchrock.org

OTHER CAMP INFO: Our daily program offers the right balance of structure and free choice – as well as the perfect blend of energetic fun, quiet concentration on tasks and relaxing downtime including in our unique library.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Rates range $4000-$9000. Please visit birchrock.org/dates-rates/ for more details.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
We have many assorted roles at camp from Camp Counselors to Administrators, Cooks and Kitchen Service, Librarians and Tutors, Trip Leaders, Maintenance Crew, and Camp Medical Staff. If you have an interest in working at Birch Rock in any of these positions, please fill out the request info form on our website or email birchrock[AT]birchrock.org to find out what positions we have available before you fill out our online application.


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