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Summer Camp for Boys in Maine

Since 1926, Birch Rock Summer Camp in Waterford, Maine has offered boys aged 7 to 16 an unparalleled summer of old-fashioned fun and adventure, and a break from their normal home and school routine. We believe that our warm, cooperative community makes Birch Rock an incomparable place, where campers come to master new skills and find pride in their achievements.


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"Help the Other Fellow"

Birch Rock is committed to giving boys a rousing summer camp experience that builds self-confidence, skills and responsibility. We focus on enjoyment and stewardship of the natural world, and embrace the simplicity of traditional camping. With our motto, “Help the Other Fellow,” we encourage boys to grow in generosity, integrity and mutual support.

A close-knit community of friends and mentors.

Our rustic summer camp and cool as heck wilderness trips whet a boy’s thirst for roughing it in the woods. Birch Rock’s campers and counselors gather from around the world to create tight friendships on our playing fields, on our lakefront, and in our historic Lodge—where campers’ names have filled the walls since 1926. Birch Rock’s directors and staff are true partners in parenting, helping each boy pull through challenges, and return home from camp with a bit more fortitude and exultation.

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A warm, supportive community, where campers build self-reliance, master new skills and form long-lasting friendships

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Recent Posts

Don’t Be Sad That It’s Over, Be Happy That It Happened- August 12th Blog

Sunset Song- O’er the hills of sunset splendor Dazzles every eye. See the gray smoke from the campfire Cross the crimson sky. Thus another day has ended We’re glad we spent it here. (Where?) At BIRCH ROCK CAMP! Let your voices ring out In a thundering sunset cheer.

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Last Day to Earn a Badge- August 11th Blog

Today was a big day here at Birch Rock Camp. It was the last two activity periods and campers were hurrying to finish off their last badge parts. While this was going on we had a whale going on, James C. was finishing up by second period and had the most resilient whale that camp has […]

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Make it Count!- August 10th Blog

As we met for flagpole this morning, a certain energy ran through camp. We were reminded to “make it count”, and took that message with us as we started our last full day of activities.  It was no question that badges would be flying out across all activities to cap off the season. To name […]

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