Summer Camp Inc

Rating: 4.93 stars   27 reviews


8 Church St Bridgton ME 04009 USA


To provide low-income and foster girls, ages 6-16, from urban and rural areas of New York and New England with a unique sleep away camping experience. Our campers are encouraged to explore new and challenging activities, allowing them to develop a strong sense of self and trust in others.


During the past twenty four years, more than 6,150 girls have benefitted from The Summer Camp’s activities and camaraderie. In 1986, The Summer Camp operated its first camp session for 35 girls from New York City and Western Massachusetts. The next year, The Summer Camp expanded to 120 campers at two donated sites. In 1988, we added a Hiking and Canoeing program for returning campers, ages 12 and 13. By 1989, The Summer Camp operated four sessions at three camps for 180 girls. That year we introduced a Literacy program to help enhance the reading, writing and computer skills of each of our Summer Campers. The following year, we expanded The Summer Camp’s programs to include a two-week Leadership Training program and a Winter Camp for returning campers. In 2002, we added our Counselor -in- Training program. Each year, our summer program includes nearly 350 girls, of which more than 50% are returning campers.

Target demographics:

Low-income and foster girls, ages 6-16, from urban and rural areas of New York and New England

Direct beneficiaries per year:


Geographic areas served:

Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island


The summer camp operates an overnight camp program designed to provide innercity and rural girls from low income and foster families with a residential camping experience. Many campers attend the program.

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

My daughter had 7 wonderful years at the Summer Camp- she made friends that have lasted a lifetime, she learned so much about the world around her but most of all she learned independance.. she learned to be who she wants to be, she gained self esteem to make her way in the world without ever having to doubt herself. I am so thankful she had the opportunity to attend the Summer Camp! It was probaly the best experience of her life!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the way my daughter sees the world..

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the diference it made in my daughters life

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

all willing to go above and beyond to make the camp experience a wonderful one!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand and help reach more children.. It would not have to fund raise constantly to make the Summer Camp a reality.. it would be a great help to the Summer Camp

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About once a year

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