Beginning at Arcadia
We are frequently asked two essential questions by parents: “Why should I send my daughter to camp?” and “Will my daughter get something out of camp that she cannot get at home or in school?” At Camp Arcadia each girl grows in new and unique ways. First-hand experiential learning in a rustic environment provides girls with an opportunity to gain knowledge not found in the classroom. Arcadia is a place where campers learn to understand themselves, rely on their abilities, and develop new skills in an encouraging environment. At Arcadia, girls are actively involved in pursuing interests, understanding the natural world around them, living happily with others and building life-long friendships.
Summer days fly by as our campers participate in fun and adventurous activities in the arts, sports, horse riding, nature, sailing, kayaking, boating, hiking, and canoeing. Our program is full, and our girls experience the thrill of learning and doing for themselves in a technology free environment.
We are convinced more than ever that experiencing Arcadia gives young girls of today the balance they need to take their place as a leader.
Make the world a better place because you have been in it.
1. To build confidence and age-appropriate skills so that each camper may take her place in and contribute to her community.
2. To teach practical skills while encouraging the self-challenge and resilience that develop a girl's self-confidence
3. To create an awarenesses of the importance of respecting and caring for living things and the environment.
4. To develop interpersonal skills that foster key values such as integrity and respect which lead to the establishment of lasting friendships.
Campers from differing backgrounds range in age from 7 to 17 and come from not just the United States but from countries around the world. Campers include second, third, fourth and even fifth generation Arcadians. Twenty-three lodges scattered across an open field along the shores of Pleasant Lake house close-knit camper families that meld with the larger Arcadia community to create a joyful and supportive environment.
Camp Arcadia is located on 365 acres in the Sebago Lake Region of Southern Maine.