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Vacation at Camp Arcadia

Alumnae and Friends of Arcadia have spent some of their summer vacation at Alumnae and Family Camp for more than 50 years. Each year, we are thrilled to welcome many returning Alumnae and Family campers as well as new guests!

Our guests include all types of families, groups and singles. Alumnae and Family Camp is a wonderful place for large multi-generational groups as there are activities and programming for all ages and plenty of space for all. Groups of Alumnae often join us as an opportunity to reconnect with each other and Arcadia. Single Alumna attend and find community with other Alumnae and Staff. Most groups include at least one Alumna or current camper, but we welcome all who are interested in an experience with limited technology and that is close to nature.

Alumnae and Family Camp provides the opportunity to spend time on Arcadia's 365+ acre property that includes woods, fields, a marsh with a Beaver Pond, and a mile of lake-front, including two beaches, on beautiful, clean Pleasant Lake. The program includes activities, group trips and events, and informal games. We also offer the opportunity for private lessons and customized programming. There is plenty of opportunity and space for quiet time, and the overall atmosphere is casual and friendly.

We offer family-style dining, including made-to-order breakfast, in our screened dining room. Most guests welcome the opportunity to eat lunch out-of-doors on picnic tables in our Pine Grove. We also offer cookouts, picnics, and a final Gala Dinner.

2024 Dates

Week 1

Sunday, August 11 @ 12:00 –

Saturday, August 17 @ 11:00

 

Week 2

Saturday, August 17 @ 4:00 –

Wednesday, August 21 @ 12:00

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ENJOY A UNIQUE FAMILY ADVENTURE IN MAINE

After being out of touch with Arcadia for almost 35 years, I’m overjoyed to reconnect and have the awesome chance to bring my family to Alumnae and Family Camp.

Being back has rekindled my enormous love for this place. The happiest summers of my childhood happened here and I attribute my lifelong love of camping, backpacking, canoeing, and hiking to the skills and fun I gained while at Camp. It was great to bring my loved ones to experience some of the magic.

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"It was so cool watching my daughter storm through the pine trees and try to sing along with camp songs. And it was super special to share a few days with my old bunkmates while our kids got to know each other in a place where they could explore the out-of-doors and new activities."

Program

We offer activities, informal games, nature walks, hiking and canoe trips, cookouts, evening programs and more. You can follow our Daily Schedule which leaves ample opportunity to participate in all of the offerings, arrange individual instruction or a trip or activity for your group, or enjoy reading on the beach or in a quiet place under the pine trees.

Activities

We offer the following Activities: Archery, Arts and Crafts, Boating, Canoeing, Diving, Kayaking, Open Water Swimming, Paddle-boarding, Pickle-ball, Sailing, Swimming, Tennis, and Weaving. Our Staff is available to teach you and your group the basics in all of the activities. We also offer the opportunity for private or small group lessons in most activities.

Trips and Outings

The Daily Schedule includes nature walks around Camp, including to our Beaver Pond, group paddles, open water swimming and cookouts. If you or your group is interested in a paddle, hike, cookout or overnight on Camp property, or in exploring Maine by hiking, paddling or sightseeing, our Staff will be happy to help you plan your outing.

Group Activities

We offer a Children's Program each morning during which our younger guests have the opportunity to explore most of our activities under the supervision of our Staff.

We offer optional opportunities to socialize with other guests and groups throughout the week. These opportunities are different each summer but in the recent past have included: a Pickle-ball Social, a Sailing Regatta, Field Games, Yoga, and an evening Campfire with games, songs and s'mores. Each evening prior to Supper, we invite everyone to pause and enjoy time together on the Main Lodge Porch and "Main Rock" during our Social Hour. 

Games such as tetherball, outside ping pong, badminton, and board games are available at all times, and are particularly popular after meals and during Social Hour.

 

Singing in the Dining Room
Arcadia friends and their children
Paddling on Pleasant Lake
Informal games
Early morning yoga at the H-dock
Sailing on Pleasant Lake
Fun at Weaving
Paddleboarding
S'mores after supper
Ready to kayak
Alumnae enjoying Alumnae and Family Camp
Tennis

This is my seventh Alumnae and Family Camp. What a great place for a respite week! An old friend and I come with our grandsons and in previous summers, we brought our granddaughters. We hiked to the Beaver Pond an saw the Beaver Lodge and a huge heron nest, and went Sailing!

Quiet Time

With 356+ acres, a mile of lake-shore front and two beaches, there is ample opportunity for enjoying nature quietly whether you enjoy reading a book on the beach, walking or jogging on our paths through the pine trees, or sitting on your cabin porch.

Daily Schedule

When you arrive at Arcadia and check-in to Alumnae and Family Camp, you will be provided with a Daily Schedule for your session which includes: meal times, waterfront hours, daily activities, and special programs such as nature walks, group paddles, and evening program. If you have specific questions prior to check-in, we'll be happy to answer them.

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Accommodations

Each family or group will have its own screened cabin. Most cabins have running water, and some have electricity. Hot water is available in our central Shower House, which is a short walk from all of the cabins.

Rates and Reservations

Many guests make a reservation for the following year when they check-out at the end of Alumnae and Family Camp. However, we accept reservations, to the extent cabins are available, all year. To reserve a cabin, a deposit of $250 per guest older than two is required with registration.

Tuition is due April 15th. Invoices will be mailed April 1st.

Alumnae and Family Camp 1 – August 11 – August 17

Adults (65+) - $900

Adults (18 – 64) - $1,000

Children (6 – 17) - $800

Children (3 – 5) - $450

Children under 3 - Free

Alumnae and Family Camp 2 – August 17 - 21

Adults (65+) - $625

Adults (18 – 64) - $675

Children (6 – 17) - $600

Children (3 – 5) - $300

Children under 3 - Free

Tuition includes

Tuition includes room and board, and all scheduled activities and events. Private lessons, babysitting and any other additional costs will be billed separately at the end of your Alumnae and Family Camp session.​

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Cancellation Policy
Your registration fee guarantees space is reserved for you and enables us to plan our staffing and program. If you cancel your reservation, your registration and tuition will be refunded, less a modest service fee, if we are able to fill the space you had reserved.
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