Vacation at Camp Arcadia

Thank you for your interest in embarking on a rustic getaway at Camp Arcadia in Southern Maine. We have three options available depending on your interests, the size of your group and vacation dates.

Vacationing at Camp Arcadia has been a tradition for over 37 years; our 365-acre campus on Pleasant Lake in Casco, Maine is a truly unique place to spend a vacation with your friends or family.

We offer the ability to truly disconnect and spend quality time with your family and friends in a bucolic setting. The atmosphere is casual. We can help you plan day trips around Maine or you can stay and enjoy the property and activities.

If you will be with us during one of our Family Camp weeks you will stay in a screened cabin with a front porch, deck chairs and a view of Pleasant Lake. All cabins have running water and some have electricity and fireplaces. Hot showers are located in our central shower house.

Our meals are healthy and plentiful. We offer family style dining, made-to-order or breakfast buffet, breakfast baskets delivered to your cabin, picnics at the beach and an outdoor Gala Dinner featuring fresh Maine lobster!

2020 Dates

August 16 – August 22


I was grateful to be a guest and had a wonderful time with friends. Lots of child oriented programs and great selection of adult (more yoga, meditation, writing of poetry or non-fiction or fiction, walks in the evening) options. 

During our week of Family Camp, you are welcome to participate in all of our activities as a family or on your own. Activities include paddle boarding, arts & crafts, our sailing regatta, tennis tournament, campfires, trail rides and distant swims, or simply relax on our white sand beach.

Arcadia Family Camp brings friends and families together for laughter, fun and great memories. If you or any of your friends are interested in joining us in Maine this summer, please contact us for more information or to register.


Enjoy our activities and equipment at your leisure, or schedule a private or group lesson with our qualified staff members.


Our Arts & Crafts Center is always open for both adults and children. Materials are provided for fun, easy projects you can take home, like paper mache bowls, nature notecards, kites and more


We offer kayak and canoe excursions, as well as overnight hiking and camping trips.  Camp Arcadia can provide a guide, transportation, hearty meals and equipment needed for your family adventure.


Families can also paddle down to our private Villa Beach. You can cook dinner over an open fire, star gaze and sleep in our shelters a great idea for young children!

Activities Offered:


Arts & Crafts 


Canoeing (day or overnight trips available) 


Hiking (day or overnight trips available) 

Horseback Riding & Trail Rides 






Our waterfront will be open daily from 9:30-12:00pm and 2:00-5:00pm.  Our American Red Cross certified lifeguards are on duty for all Waterfront activities

Private Lessons

Our staff are available for private adult lessons in Archery, Sailing, Tennis, Kayaking and Horseback Riding. Sign up each evening or book a series of lessons for the week.

Children’s Program

We offer full or half day adventures for children ages 3 and up. Morning and afternoon programs will keep your children active, giving you time to relax and enjoy your own program or free time.  Our energetic staff can teach your children how to paddle a kayak, make kites, or shoot an arrow while they make new friends!

Our program is offered Monday-Friday from 9:30am-11:30am and 3:00-4:30pm. Program fees: $200 for full time attendance, $125 for part time attendance.

Sign your children up for the morning, afternoon or both and by the day or for the week.


Activities will include Archery, Sailing, Kayaking, Tennis, Arts and Crafts, Nature Walks, Games and much more!

Program age groups:

Cubs: 2-4 yrs Loons: 5-7 yrs Moose: 8-10yrs Bears: 11-12 yrs

A sample of other activities include:

CUBS: Motorboat rides, art activities, swimming, songs, games

LOONS: Sandcastle building, gymnastics, dance, playing with clay

BEARS:Campcraft, fire-building, walking stick making, hiking, kayak races, capture the flag

Private Lessons:

Help your children build their confidence and skills alongside one of our qualified staff members. Private lessons are offered in Archery, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Swimming, Tennis and Sailing. Sign up can be done by the day or book a series of lessons for the week!

Babysitting is also available daily from 9:00am to 9:00pm. Cost is $15/hour.

Social Hour & Evenings

Each evening, we invite families to join us on the porch for Social Hour! Bring a bottle of wine and we will provide beverages as well as hot and cold appetizers, including chicken satay, coconut shrimp, cheese & crackers, fresh veggies and more! Social Hour is a great chance to meet new friends and enjoy the evening twilight over Pleasant Lake.

Social Hour runs from 5:00-6:00pm daily. 

Each evening after supper, we have planned fun for all. Some evenings will provide separate child and adult-friendly activities. Opening night is Family Bingo. This is a great chance for all our guests to get to know each other at the start of the week!  

Some evening activities include:

BINGO, Campfire with songs and s’mores, talent show, moonlight yoga, carnival, scavenger hunt, family quiz

Evening Program runs from 6:45-8:00pm daily.  

On the last night, we host a special Gala Dinner in our Dining Room

Accommodations & Rates

Our screened summer cabins can sleep 2-15 guests. Most cabins have fireplaces and front porches. Cabins are well stacked with firewood. Showers are taken at a shower house. Coin operated washer and dryers are on-site.

Reservation Policy:

Most guests make a reservation for the following year when they check-out from their current stay. However, we do take reservations all year long. To hold a cabin, a registration fee is required – $100 per adult (17+ years old) and $50 per child over 3 years old & young adults to 16 years old. Registration fees are to be made at the time of booking your reservation.

Tuition is due May 1st. Invoices will be mailed April 1st.

Adults – 31 – 64 - $800 (’19 $700)
Adults – 17 – 30 and Seniors 65+ - $700 (’19 $600)
Young Adults – 11 – 16 - $550 (’19 $500)
Children 6 – 10 years old - $450 (’19 $400)
Children 3 – 5 years old - $350 (’19 $300)

Deposit is $100 per adult and $50 per child


Room and board Family-style meals Linens, towels, blankets and pillows

Optional additional costs:

(Additional costs will be billed at the end of the week)

Children’s Program:

$200/week (full time) $125/week (half time)

Babysitting: $15/hr Trail rides: $30/pp

 Private Lesson $15/half hour:

Archery Horseback Riding Meditation Swimming Sailing & Kayaking Tennis Yoga

Cancellation Policy:

Receipt of your registration fee guarantees space is reserved for you. Registration fees are non-refundable. Refunds of tuition payments are made, less a $50 handling charge, if made before May 1st. If the cancellation  occurs after May 1st, tuition will be refunded if we are able to fill the space.

Family Camp Registration 2020
Enjoy a unique family experience in Maine

Contact the Director

Louise Fritts Johnson

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SUMMER OFFICE: PO BOX 158, Casco, ME 04015 
STREET ADDRESS: 1578 State Route 121, Otisfield, ME 04270 

WINTER OFFICE: 46 Goodwives River Rd., Darien, CT 06820

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