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Location & Facilities

Location

Camp Somerset is located in Smithfield, Maine on 50 acres along East Pond in the beautiful Belgrade Lakes region.

Smithfield is approximately 90 minutes from some of Maine’s greatest attractions including Bar Harbor, Camden, Boothbay, Acadia National Park, and Portland, allowing for some incredible day and overnight trips.

One of Maine’s largest cities, Waterville, is less than 10 minutes from camp. Home to Colby College, Waterville has two hospitals as well as hotels, restaurants, shopping, movie theaters, and Gifford’s, a decades-long Somerset favorite for mini golf and ice cream.

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Why Maine?

Maine has the oldest and most established overnight camps in the country, including the original Camp Somerset. Each summer 20,000 kids spend time at Maine camps. There is incredible natural beauty, great climate, and geographic diveristy of both campers and staff. Opportunities abound for memorable out-of- camp trips to places like Acadia National Park, Boothbay Harbor and more, plus families get to enjoy the great food and culture of Maine when they visit.

Facilities

Waterfront

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Our 2,000 feet of waterfront is unrivaled. Sitting along the lake’s quietest cove, it provides tons of room for swimming, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and our waterski and wakeboard programs. Plus, never a day goes by when we’re not making good use of the ever-popular water trampoline, inflatables, or banana boat!

Swimming Pool

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Our six-lane in-ground swimming pool allows for focused instruction and competitive opportunities. While afternoon swim times are reserved for the lake, mornings are dedicated to ensuring that all Somerset campers have the time and resources to advance through through our six, color-coded swim levels.

Athletic Facilities

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Brand new courts and fields include:

  • Two large multipurpose fields for lacrosse, field hockey, and soccer
  • Softball Field
  • Tennis, Street Hockey, Basketball, and Volleyball Courts
  • Competitive in ground swimming pool
  • Archery Range
  • Golf Driving Range

Adventure Course

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Our state of the art adventure course, nestled in the woods, is the perfect place for a camper to push herself to new heights and limits. Seven “low rope” elements are an ideal introduction to the course and focus on trust and team building. From there, campers can ascend to the top of the three-sided climbing tower before soaring through the sky on either the 300-foot zip line or five traversing bridges.

Culinary Arts

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Situated in the center of camp, our Culinary Arts center is spacious and cool and is a perfect space to learn how to create healthy and delicious snacks, meals, and desserts. Our vegetable garden, just steps away, allows campers to appreciate the deliciousness of all natural produce and re-emphasizes Somerset’s farm-to-table commitment.

Art Barn

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Our only “original” building, this former horse stable is home to our creative arts programs and provides ample indoor and outdoor space for painting, drawing, ceramics, jewelry, drama, improv, and so much more.

Camper Cabins

Airy, spacious, and bright, Somerset’s camper cabins are truly the most comfortable in camping. An entry mudroom includes ample space for shoes, coats, and rackets along with a water fountain and chalkboard. The open concept main room with massive picture window provides for bedside drawer, cubby, and hanging space for every camper. Bright bathrooms include three private showers with changing space, two toilets, and three sinks along with storage space for toiletries and camp-provided towels.

The Pavilion

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This 5,000 sqaure foot indoor/outdoor space is home to our gymnastics, dance, fitness, yoga, and cycling programs. The open air gymnastics space includes a springboard floor, tumbling space, beam, vault, and uneven bars. The massive dance studio includes a sprung floor and a full wall of mirrors and bars, allowing for instruction in ballet, modern, jazz, lyrical and tap.

Dining Hall

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Our 10,000 square foot dining hall sits just steps from East Pond, allowing for cool breezes and spectacular views as we gather three times a day for meals. This state of the art facility has a separate salad bar and beverage room, nurse’s room, and ample bathroom facilities. Our accommodating Chef and kitchen staff are always able to assist and handle any allergy or the pickiest of eaters.

Office & Health Center

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Located in the center of camp, the Office and Health Center are home to Kate and Josh’s offices as well as the spacious and air conditioned health center. Staffed 24 hours, the health center includes 3 private camper bedrooms just in case you have to spend the night. Downstairs includes the culinary and media centers and camper canteen, open three times per week for a fun afternoon treat. Want to learn more about health, safety, and food allergies at Somerset? Click here.