|Session||Start Date||End Date||Length of Stay|
|Full Session||June 25||August 12||49 days|
|First Session||June 25||July 22||28 days|
|Second Session||July 23||August 12||21 days|
|C.I.T. (age 16-17)||June 18||August 12||53 days|
|Cubs Camp I||June 25||July 8||13 days|
|Cubs Camp II||July 9||July 22||13 days|
|Cubs Camp III||July 23||August 5||13 days|
|Family Camp||August 17||August 21||–|
Birch Rock encourages families to arrive with their camper(s) between 10am – 12 noon on his respective arrival date. Please click here for directions to Birch Rock. We cordially invite you to tour the campus with a veteran Birch Rocker and join us for our opening Luncheon Buffet @ 12:30PM. All BRC staff personnel will be on hand to meet, greet and help your son(s) get settled for the camp season. If you need to arrive at a different time, please contact the camp.
Campers are expected to leave camp on their respective departure date. Pick up time is between 10am – 12 noon. The BRC Staff will be standing by to say good-bye with luggage and awards in hand. Please check-out with the Camp Directors in the office prior to departure. All Birch Rock Boys leave camp with a clean trunk of clothes as long as they give their dirty clothes to their respective counselor in time!
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What To Bring
Click the button to view or download the Birch Rock Camp Packing List.
Daily Dress Code & Uniform
Birch Rock does have a uniform required (BRC maroon T-shirt & khaki shorts) on Saturdays & Sundays, day trips outside of camp and special occasions at camp. A BRC T-shirt is mandatory at dinner each night and off-campus during the summer. We believe dressing for our camp community family-style dinner provides a refreshed and collegial respite from the action-packed events of the day.
The BRC maroon or ash (optional) T-shirts with the camp logo may be purchased from Maine Camp Outfitters. Although we do not specify or supply a specific carrier for khaki shorts, we like L.L. Bean’s in Freeport, Maine. The BRC Order Form for t-shirts, baseball hats, and camp sweat shirts is enclosed.
Our daily dress code is casual and practical. No cut-off shorts, torn jeans or pierced earrings/rings or body jewelry are permitted. We strongly recommend waterproof hiking boots and rain wear for trips, day adventures and rainy days.
Bedding & Towels
Each camper is responsible for bringing his own TWIN sheets, blankets, pillow and towels to camp. Beds and mattresses are provided. Pillows are not provided. We can provide bedding and pillows for campers coming to camp from overseas.
Each camper changes his clothes daily and bed sheets weekly. Birch Rock sends laundry out on Saturday to the local Laundromat and it is returned to the campers after breakfast on Sunday morning. Please mark all the camper’s belongings especially the laundry bag. (A laundry pen works best)! Laundry is included in the overall tuition cost.
We recommend footlockers that can be positioned at the foot of the camper’s bunk. We recommend C&N Footlockers (offers our logo on their trunks, if requested) or Maine Outfitters.
Baggage & Shipping
We strongly recommend a footlocker/trunk for each camper. The footlocker is easily stored at the end of each camper’s bunk. Please be sure to mark your camper’s name on the trunk. If you are shipping footlockers/trunks to camp please do so by United Parcel Services or Federal Express.
The camp physical address for delivery by UPS & FEDEX:
Birch Rock Camp
293 McWain Hill Rd
Waterford, ME 04088 USA
If you would like us to ship your son’s trunk home at the end of the season, please provide us with the correct shipping address. We will bill you directly for the shipping and handling charges. All trunks must have a padlock in order to be shipped. Footlockers can be purchased from C&N Footlockers (800-535-2057).
What Not to Bring
There is no need for our campers to have money or any type of valuables including: watches, radios, laptops and any type of electronic device………etc. (These items will be relinquished to the camp upon arrival). We are located in the beautiful foothills of the White Mountains and hear the cry of loons from dusk to dawn. We want our campers to thrive in the majestic environment of the natural world. The daily schedule is reviewed each morning with the camp community with a bell identifying the passage of time. We request all electronic devices remain at home. Each cabin counselor has a music device for his cabin, which is used at his discretion. Please leave all electronics at home!
Birch Rock maintains an inventory of sundries & toiletries for the campers. Some of the items include: film, hygiene supplies, postage, batteries, bug spray, sunscreen, water bottles, and other small items that a camper may need for the summer may be purchased after lunch. Special services rendered, medicines, and sundries purchased through camp will be charged to the camper’s incidental account.
The camper’s individual incidental account covers expenses for sundries, special camp excursions and articles purchased from the camp store. A bill will be issued for charges incurred over $100 per session at the end of your camper’s season ($200 for full season). If there are any restrictions on spending, please let the office know in advance.