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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

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Waterfront

Our 2,000 feet of waterfront is unrivaled and is the perfect backdrop for our brand-new, modern state of the art facilities including our 10,000 square-foot dining hall, with huge wraparound porch, as well as ample space for swimming, sailing, kayaking, and our waterski and wakeboard programs.

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Swimming Pool

Our 6-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 the American Red Cross swim levels.

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Athletic Facilities

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
  • Ropes & Challenge Course, featuring low and high elements, zip line, and climbing tower
  • Indoor gymnasium for basketball, gymnastics, cycling, and fitness
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Culinary Arts

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.

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Creative Facilities

Our creative center includes lakefront views, a massive outdoor space to work and relax, and indoor facilities for arts and crafts, pottery, jewelry, leatherwork, animation, drama, and so much more.

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Camper Cabins

Camper cabins are clustered together in groups, based on age, each with its own unique character. The cabins offer many of the comforts of home, including in-cabin private showers with changing space, toilets, and sinks. Every cabin includes personal cubby and closet space, a mud room, a big picture window to keep things bright and airy, and a covered porch with lakefront views. Cabins are comfortable, yet rustic, and provide a restful place to retreat after a full camp day.

The Pavilion

This 4,000 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 mirrors and bars on three walls and ample space to focus on multiple disciplines including ballet, modern, jazz, and tap.

Amphitheater

Cut into the hillside with a view of the lake, the Somerset amphitheater is the perfect place for campfires, outdoor meetings, and is home to our opening and closing meetings as well as our weekly “Sunday Sunset” campfires.

Office & Health Center

Located in the center of camp, the Office and Health Center will be 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. The dining hall also includes a small medicine dispensing room so campers taking meal-time medications will never forget and never have to walk too far. Want to learn more about health, safety, and food allergies at Somerset? Click here.