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 skills so that a girl may take her place in and contribute to her community.
2. To encourage risk taking through the exploration of new areas of learning and group. living so a girl will have the confidence to face new situations and circumstances with strength.
3. To create a sensitivity to and awareness of the out of doors so a girl will respect and take care of living things and the environment.
4. To develop interpersonal skills, establish lasting friendships, respect and acceptance for others including but not limited to individuals of varying abilities, cultures, genders, races and religion.
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.