Top Leadership Summer Camps and Summer Leadership Programs for Kids & Teens in Maine

The Best Maine Leadership Summer Camps | Summer 2024 Directory of  Summer Leadership Camps for Kids & Teens
Visit Our Leadership Camp Online Store

Birch Rock Camp
Waterford, Maine

Visit Our Birch Rock Camp Website
Summer: (207) 583-4478
Off-season: (207) 741-2930

293 McWain Hill Road
116 South Portland Avenue
Waterford, Maine 04088

15 Skyline Road
South Portland, Maine 04106

Watch Our Birch Rock Camp Video


TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Boy Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Set apart by its size - only 80 boys - and its focus on non-competitive achievement, Birch Rock Camp has captivated boys ages 7 to 15 with exhilarating camp activities since 1926.

Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Baseball, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Team Sports, Academics, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Archery, Bushcraft, Canoeing, Campcraft, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Library, Mountain Biking, Nature, Rowing, Windsurfing, & Woodshop

CAMP LOCATION: Birch Rock Camp is located in Waterford, Maine. With its towering pines and pristine Lake McWain, Birch Rock offers a breathtaking setting for camping.

CAMP FACILITIES: Boys aged 7 to 15 enjoy swimming in pristine Lake McWain, mastering new skills, and playing games on the fields with sweeping views of the Oxford Hills Maine. Boys live in cosy whitewashed cabins where cooperation is key. Our motto, "Help The Other Fellow," becomes a way of life for all.

Birch Rock provides a nurturing place where boys can truly enjoy boyhood, disconnect from the electronic world, and reconnect to the natural wonders of life.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: The Birch Rock Community is distinguished by the many campers and counselors (3 to 1 ratio) who return each year, and even for decades. Birch Rockers are committed to being the finest mentors and passing on our values and cherished traditions to generations of campers to come.

Birch Rock celebrates the character development of its campers. Our motto Help the Other Fellow is the foundation of our community.

Birch Rock's mission is to build self-confidence and character in its boys.

A proud and accredited member of the American Camp Association and active partner with Maine Summer Camps.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Birch Rock’s Senior Camper and Counselor-In-Training programs provide opportunities for a selective group of young gentlemen to contribute to the positive growth and development of the camp community and cultivation of future leadership. Each summer, we accept individuals who demonstrate promise, champion civility, and have a sincere passion for the values of building community.

A Senior Camper (ages 15-16) typically returns to Birch Rock eager for a summer experience with a capstone of advanced achievement in one or two activities – i.e. swimming the Whale, a mastery in primitive skill development or target sports, or any activity he wishes to achieve with exceptional excellence. Additionally, he and his peers work together in mentoring younger campers who are new to Birch Rock and need a “BRC Buddy” to help adjust to residential camping. Senior Campers are learning to lead and are the ultimate role-models of the camp. They provide community service inside and outside of the camp, lead by example in terms of daily chores – i.e. inspection, table set-up, servicing at meal time, and all camp activity events.

A Counselor-In-Training, CIT (age 17) is still classified as a camper, but has limited apprentice-leadership roles working with children. A CIT will experience a variety of life-long learning skill sets including: fostering his communication skills, conflict resolution, time management and learning when you need to ask for additional support. CITs receive specific training and certification in basic first-aid, CPR, American Red Cross Lifeguarding, fundamental counseling skills in cabin management and activity skill planning. Successful CIT candidates often become Birch Rock Camp’s strongest counselors because they have demonstrated the genuine passion to give back to the community, and make their own mark in support of our motto: Help the Other Fellow. Moreover, CITs develop life skills of parenting, team-work, listening and helping themselves and each other to feel more confident and comfortable as future camp leaders.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We offer a need-based financial scholarship. For more information, please fill out the request info form on our website or email birchrock[AT]

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Join us for FAMILY CAMP 2020 • August 20 – 24, 2020

Are you ready to enjoy the beautiful Maine sunsets? Swim, canoe, and sail around Lake McWain? Relax with a book under the birch trees? Taste some delicious Maine Lobster? Why should campers have all the fun? This summer camp in Maine, is the perfect retreat! Birch Rock’s Family Camp in Waterford Maine is just the right recipe for August relaxation and recreation! After the campers leave, Birch Rock Family Camp comes to life…giving ANY family the chance to experience the adventure and fun of the Maine woods, by the lake. You can enjoy camp life in group activities or just do your own thing! Each family member may sign up for daily activity offerings which are facilitated by Birch Rock’s talented staff.

For more information, please fill out the request info form on our website or email birchrock[AT]

OTHER CAMP INFO: Our daily program offers the right balance of structure and free choice – as well as the perfect blend of energetic fun, quiet concentration on tasks and relaxing downtime including in our unique library.

Rates range $4000-$9000. Please visit for more details.

We have many assorted roles at camp from Camp Counselors to Administrators, Cooks and Kitchen Service, Librarians and Tutors, Trip Leaders, Maintenance Crew, and Camp Medical Staff. If you have an interest in working at Birch Rock in any of these positions, please fill out the request info form on our website or email birchrock[AT] to find out what positions we have available before you fill out our online application.

Go to The Best Maine Leadership Camps Directory to Find More Summer Leadership Camps Near Waterford, Maine.

Maine Summer Leadership Camps Offer Wide Range of Leadership Programs & Summer Leadership Activities

Be sure to check each camp listing under INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED for the range of Special Interest Activities and Programs provided by each Maine Leadership Summer Camp or Summer Leadership Recreation Program.

Many Maine Day and Sleepaway Leadership Camps offer professional level instruction in a wide-range of Leadership Activities.

For a complete List of Maine Special Interest Leadership Summer Camps & Summer Leadership Recreation Programs scroll down to the big black bar at the very bottom of this page.

You can go directly to any of our other 2024 Special Interest Camp Directories from the list in the black bar at the bottom of this page.


AL Best Alabama Leadership Camps AK Best Alaska Leadership Camps AZ Best Arizona Leadership Camps AR Best Arkansas Leadership Camps CA Best California Leadership Camps CO Best Colorado Leadership Camps CT Best Connecticut Leadership Camps DE Best Delaware Leadership Camps FL Best Florida Leadership Camps GA Best Georgia Leadership Camps
HI Best Hawaii Leadership Camps ID Best Idaho Leadership Camps IL Best Illinois Leadership Camps IN Best Indiana Leadership Camps IA Best Iowa Leadership Camps KS Best Kansas Leadership Camps KY Best Kentucky Leadership Camps LA Best Louisiana Leadership Camps ME Best Maine Leadership Camps MD Best Maryland Leadership Camps
MA Best Massachusetts Leadership Camps MI Best Michigan Leadership Camps MN Best Minnesota Leadership Camps MS Best Mississippi Leadership Camps MO Best Missouri Leadership Camps MT Best Montana Leadership Camps NE Best Nebraska Leadership Camps NV Best Nevada Leadership Camps NH Best New Hampshire Leadership Camps NJ Best New Jersey Leadership Camps
NM Best New Mexico Leadership Camps NY Best New York Leadership Camps NC Best North Carolina Leadership Camps ND Best North Dakota Leadership Camps OH Best Ohio Leadership Camps OK Best Oklahoma Leadership Camps OR Best Oregon Leadership Camps PABest Pennsylvania Leadership Camps RI Best Rhode Island Leadership Camps SC Best South Carolina Leadership Camps
SD Best South Dakota Leadership Camps TN Best Tennessee Leadership Camps TX Best Texas Leadership Camps UT Best Utah Leadership Camps VT Best Vermont Leadership Camps VA Best Virginia Leadership Camps WA Best Washington Leadership Camps WV Best West Virginia Leadership Camps WI Best Wisconsin Leadership Camps WY Best Wyoming Leadership Camps
Wash D.C. Best Washington DC Leadership Camps CANADA Best Canada Leadership Camps            


Top Ten Reasons to Attend Leadership Camp

Visit the Official 2024 Leadership Camp Store

Search Our
Best Leadership Camps Website

Enter Keywords, Activities, Phrases, or Camp Names
in space above to Search Entire Site

Top Search Guide Store News Advertise Bottom

Special Interest Camp Directories


State-by-State Directories of
ALL Camps (

Best Academic Camps Best Overnight Camps vertical line Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California
Best Adventure Camps Best Perf. Arts Camps Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia
Best Art Camps Best Science Camps Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa
Best Band Camps Best Sleepaway Camps Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland
Best Baseball Camps Best Soccer Camps Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri
Best Basketball Camps Best Spec'l Needs Camps Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey
Best Boys Camps Best Sports Camps New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio
Best Cheer Camps Best Swim Camps Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina
Best Christian Camps Best Tech Camps South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont
Best Coed Camps Best Tennis Camps Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming
Best Computer Camps Best Theater Camps Washington DC CANADA      
Best Dance Camps Best Travel Camps            
Best Family Camps Best WeightLoss Camps            
Best Girls Camps Best Wilderness Camps            
Best Golf Camps New Directories ⇓            
Best Gymnastics Camps Best Aquatics Camps          
Best Horse Camps Best Equestrian Camps            
Best Leadership Camps Best Resident Camps            
Best Music Camps Best Sailing Camps            
  Best Volleyball Camps            


Find Out About Affordable Camp Advertising in Our The Best Camps .com Camp Directories

Best 2024 Summer Camp Jobs in the US and Canada
Our Newest Directory of Summer Camp Jobs and Camp Leadership Opportunities

DISCLAIMERS, PLEASE READ: This site is for informational purposes only. We do not endorse or recommend any of the camps whose information or advertisements appear on any page of this website (or in any linked or referenced media, websites, directories, or web pages) and we cannot confirm the accuracy of any information that appears herein.

As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.


Updated: May 24, 2018

VISITOR IDENTIFICATION: We currently DO NOT require visitors to give us any personal information, create a user id account, or to login to view any information on our site.

LINKS: This website includes links that are submitted by the camps that are listed in our directory, and also some third party advertising affiliates (such as Amazon) whose ads we display. We are not responsible for any privacy policies or the content of any ads, websites or web pages linked from our site.

VISITOR ANALYTICS: This site uses third-party website analytics (such as Google Analytics) that collect some user data that is provided by your web browser and/or browsing device. We use data provided by these analytics in evaluating such things as the content, quality, speed and usability of our website. We do not know the personal identity of these users.

SECURITY: This website is secured via HTTPS and SSL which is designed to protect (encrypt) any data transmitted between your devices and our website host.

USE OF COOKIES: This site currently does not deploy any cookies to site visitors. Some of our affiliate advertisers may use cookies, but we do not have access to them or any personally identifiable data from them.

SHARING: We do not share any personally identifiable information about our visitors with anyone.

INFORMATION YOU REQUEST: Visitors (13 years of age and older) may request information from us by submitting a secure web form. These forms may ask for information such as your email address so that we can deliver to you the information you request. You may at any time opt-out of receiving any further communications from us and have any information you submitted removed from our database. The opt-out option will be included in any email (or other web communication) sent to any requestor.

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY: We may from time to time change, update or modify our Privacy Policy. Any updates will be available here (or via a link), and the date of any update will be noted at the top of the policy statement.

CAMPS WHO ARE LISTED IN THIS DIRECTORY: The above Privacy Policy applies only to visitors of this website. If you are the admin person for a camp that has submitted information to us to be shown on this site, please Login to the Camp Admin Area to review the privacy policies for all listed camps and organizations.

© 2024

submit find home directory choose