It was 100 years ago when Camp Somerset for Girls welcomed its first campers to East Pond in Smithfield, Maine, and three decades since it sadly closed.
Until then, one generation followed another, returning to what became one of the most prestigious summer camps in the United States. There they made lifelong memories and friendships that only camp can provide.
Now they can again.
Camp Somerset for Girls reopened in 2018, combining a rich history and tradition with a new team of experienced directors and staff, on a campus rebuilt from the ground up. While we are extraordinarily proud of the beautiful facilities, incredible activities, and unique experiences offered, we are most proud of the warm and inclusive community we have created. It is one where every child can feel a sense of belonging and acceptance, and a desire to return each summer. At Somerset, we are committed to creating daily opportunities for each camper to enjoy the activities she loves, try new things, grow her self-esteem and independence, and develop lifelong friendships.
Our original campers, staff, and families, have laid the foundation for future generations of campers as together we write the next great chapters in the legacy of Somerset. Our many years as campers and counselors have made us passionate about summer camp. Those experiences shaped us into the people we are today and helped us to achieve our dreams. We can’t wait to help your daughter achieve hers!