Registrations will be taken in person and online. Online registrations must be completed prior to the Wednesday before camp begins. After that time you will have to register in person.
Camp Pineland is a 10 week Maine State licensed day camp for children ages 5-12, located on the Pineland Farms Campus in New Gloucester. Campers will enjoy the Y’s swimming pool, bowling alley, and gymnasium, along with 20 miles of walking trails, open fields, and frog ponds. We also offer teen volunteer opportunities.
Our experienced staff will guide your child through swimming, hiking, arts & crafts, games, sports, and nature exploration, along with a weekly special event. Camp Pineland invites you to join us for a wonderful summer!
We believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life. With the help of the Y community, kids in our neighborhoods are taking more interest in learning and making smarter life choices. At our day camps, kids learn to share, learn about sportsmanship and, most importantly, learn how to be themselves. These skills make for confident kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.
Our focus is on youth development. Our day camps nurture the potential of every child. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. All kids deserve the chance to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That’s why, through YMCA camp, youth today are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement.
We draw on nearly 80 years of success in providing summer camps in our community and 150 years of YMCA camping experience around the country. We know camp!
- Parents trust us to take care of their kids.
- We are positive role models for your children.
- We teach kids to be good friends and good citizens.
- We nurture independent thinking and creativity and expand kids' horizons through exploration.
- We bring smiles to your child's face!
The YMCA of Southern Maine prides itself on the quality and commitment of our staff. These individuals are caring, fun, energetic and responsible people who participate in a comprehensive training program. As a result, 97% of families believe our staff members are good mentors to their children.
We perform criminal background checks on all of our staff over the age of 18. Staff are certified in First Aid and CPR. Staff members largely consist of college or high school students, teachers and parents.
Camp hours are 9:00 am – 4:00 pm daily. Extended care is provided at no additional charge from 7:30 – 9:00 am and 4:00 – 5:30 pm each day.
Session 1 :: June 17 - 21
School is out! Let’s blast off the summer at Pineland Camp! Come and join us for Games! Projects! And Swimming! Our field trip will be to Range Pond State Park in Poland!
Session 2 :: June 24 - 28
Wonderfully Wacky Week
Let’s have some fun at Pineland Camp! Let’s get a little wacky!! Wacky Art projects….wacky games. It is sure to be fantastic ! Our field trip will be to Sebego Lake State Park.
Session 3 :: July 1 - 5
Party in the USA
It is our nation’s birthday! Come celebrate with us at the Pineland Camp!! We will be playing traditional games and doing patriotic arts and crafts. We will end the week with our annual BBQ! There is no camp July 4!
Session 4 :: July 8 - 12
Pirates of Pineland
ARRRGH!!! Come join Captain Cathy and her crew aboard the S.S Pineland. It is sure to be an incredible adventure. Our field trip will be to Otter Pond in Standish. We will end the week with a huge scavenger hunt around the Pineland Campus!!!
Session 5 :: July 15 - 19
Cotton candy! Bumper cars! Ferris wheel!! It sure sounds like fun!! Come join the Pineland Camp as we celebrate the carnival. Carnival games! Carnival arts and crafts! We will end our celebration with a trip to the Yarmouth Clam Festival!
Session 6 :: July 22 - 26
Are you up to a challenge? Do you like to play? If you do, this is the week for you. This is a week of competition…sports, games…dance!! It will be so much fun!! Come to Pineland and play!! Our field trip will be to Willard Beach in South Portland!!
Session 7 :: July 29 - August 2
Join Pineland camp as we explore cultures from around the world. World flags, food, and of course world games!! Our field trip will be to the Maine Wildlife Park.
Session 8 :: August 5 - 9
Water! Water! Water!! This is a wet and wild week!! Water games, water arts and crafts! Come and join the fun!! We will wrap it this week up with an amazing trip to Aquaboggan Water Park in Saco!
Session 9 :: August 12 - 16
Come and join us for life on the farm! Chickens, cows, and pigs!! It will be a barnyard blast!! Pull on your boots and get ready!! Our field trip will be to Pineland Farm.
Session 10 :: August 19 - 23
The summer is coming to an end! Join Pineland camp for the final days of summer. Enjoy your favorite camp activity as we wrap it all up. We will end the week with a celebration, including a BBQ for the entire camp.
Camp Fee: $195 per session per child
One-Time Registration Fee: $15 per child (This fee is waived for Y members.)
Early-Bird Incentive! Register by May 3rd and pay only $185 per session.
Multiple Session Incentive! Register by May 3rd for 7 weeks or more and pay only $175 per session.
Sibling Incentive: Save $10 per session per child for the second and every subsequent child from the same family attending the same camp session.
The YMCA of Southern Maine strives to serve the entire community, regardless of ability to pay. We do this by providing need-based financial assistance, made possible through the generous support of individuals, businesses, and organizations throughout the area. The Y also accepts Aspire, Child Care Connections, and other vouchers. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions about financial assistance.
We want to best serve your child and to make his or her camp experience enjoyable. Communication is a key component of this and critical to a successful relationship. Therefore, if your child has any behavioral or medical challenges (including allergies), please speak with our Camp Director to determine if we can safely accommodate his/her needs.
For questions about Camp Pineland, please contact:
Cathy Flanagan, Camp Director