YMCA of Southern Maine

For a Better Us.™

Otter Pond Outdoor Adventure Camp


Otter Pond Outdoor Adventure Camp sits on 500 acres of wooded wilderness in Standish. Throughout the summer, campers (ages 5-12 years) explore this wilderness and all that Otter Pond has to offer through participation in a variety of fun and challenging activities.

For 2017, Otter Pond has ten amazing new theme weeks; it’s sure to be the best summer yet! In addition to these fun-filled weeks, Otter Pond campers will choose their unique focus area for each week at camp. Campers will explore our high and low ropes courses and climbing wall, build archery skills, learn to canoe, hunt for frogs and turtles, and learn how to fish weekly. Campers will also swim in the cool water of Otter Pond daily!

Under the supervision of Otter Pond’s engaging staff, campers will have fun developing new skills and exploring new interests. Campers will build character and grow in ways that benefit them long summer has come to a close.

Thanks to our wonderful partners, Otter Pond Camp participates in the Summer Food Program. All campers are provided with a healthy and delicious breakfast and lunch daily.

Bus Transportation

Bus transportation is available from select stops in Greater Portland and the New Gloucester/Pineland area. To learn more, click here.


We understand that many parents need a safe, enriching place for their children outside of regular camp hours (9:00 am - 4:00 pm). Extended care is provided at no additional charge each day from 7:30 - 9:00 am and 4:00 - 6:00 pm.

Camp Contact

ATTN:  Jenny Mueller
25 Campus Drive, Suite 100, New Gloucester, ME 04260
207-688-2255 ext. 611



$230 per session, per child, $50 due at registration. Note: Week 3 (July 03-07) is adjusted @ $195 (all camps closed July 04)


None!  Note: Please disregard the one-time fee listed in our brochure.


EXTENDED! Register by May 1 May 5, receive $10 off each week of camp.


Register for seven weeks or more,  receive $10 off each week.


Weekly fees reduced by $10 per session per child for the second and every subsequent child from the same family attending the same camp session.

EXAMPLE: 1st child = $215; 2nd child = $205; 3rd child = $205


Financial Assistance & State Subsidy/Voucher Programs

At the Y, we believe all kids should have the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve through programs like camp. That’s why we are committed to serving everyone, regardless of ability to pay. Financial assistance is available, using a sliding scale based on household income. No one is turned away, so please ask!

It is only through the generous support of individuals, businesses, and organizations in our community that we are able to provide this need-based financial assistance. Because of their generosity, the YMCA of Southern Maine provided more than $1.2 million in financial assistance and program support to children last year, giving more children access to summer camp and other youth development programs that nurture their potential.

We also accept Aspire and other State subsidies and vouchers.

We want to make sure every child has the opportunity to attend our programs, and that every family can do so without burden. Our Y Financial Assistance program and the State Subsidy/Voucher programs both provide for this opportunity. We are happy to help you in your decision making by discussing your options and answering any questions. The Y's sliding scale is available so you can determine roughly where you may fall. You can also review information on the various subsidy programs and their qualifications. 

The Y Financial Assistance serves a broader group of families, with fewer qualifications to meet. However, for families who do qualify, State Subsidy/Voucher programs often result in a lower cost per week of care. We will support your family through either process, whichever is right for your needs.

For Financial Assistance and State Subsidy/Voucher information, please click here.


Please make all checks payable to:  YMCA of Southern Maine

Please remember, until all required forms are completed and submitted, and required payments are made, your camp session is not secured.  In addition, a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $50 per week is required to hold the camper's spot.  This deposit will be applied to the cost of the camp.  There is also a one-time $15 registration fee per child.  This fee is waived for children who are YMCA of Southern Maine members.  This fee is non-refundable & non-transferable.  One child per form.  Please complete all sections neatly.

Weekly balances are due in full the Wednesday before camp starts through an automatic draft payment (credit card or checking account).  If an automatic payment is not possible, please contact the Camp Director.  We want to work with all families and will not turn a child away due to financial need.

Checks, credit card payments, and bank account drafts returned to us by the bank will incur a $20 fee.  If your payment is returned to us, all future payments must be made with cash, money order, or cashier's check.

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Please contact the Camp Director if you have any questions.