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.
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.
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.
A warm, supportive community, where campers build self-reliance, master new skills and form long-lasting friendships
Mother Nature and McWain Shores combined seamlessly for the picture perfect day! Summer warm temperatures and refreshing crisp waters of our private pond provided the perfect combination to welcome 82 BRC boys from around the globe. Our admission day and a half transition into the full camp season was accentuated by human warmth and welcoming […]Read more
Today was the last full day of staff week. The CIT’s are back from there short soirée in the Maine woods and camp is looking beautiful. This morning we had yet another delicious breakfast and better yet, it was laundry day! After breakfast the staff and CIT’s busted out there work clothes and got hard […]Read more
We arrived on a stormy sunday afternoon, some by plane, and some by car. All with a purpose: to step into the role of C.I.T. (Counselor in Training) We flew into action, taking life guard training and ditch digging by storm. Were we cold? Very. Were we sore? Extremely. We shivered and ached with a […]Read more