Camp Pondicherry, our largest site, is located on 700 acres of unspoiled fields and forest in the foothills of the White mountains. Sessions run in length from one to two weeks, and can accommodate up to 150 campers per session. Pondicherry has specialty programs in drama, art, archery, horseback riding, outdoor skills and leadership. An on-site low ropes course is available, and the camp has a private waterfront where girls may swim, kayak or canoe.
Camp Natarswi is within the borders of Baxter State Park, and overlooks a beautiful wilderness lake to majestic Mount Katahdin. Natarswi is an outdoor paradise with a strong outdoor skills program that utilizes many of the amenities at Baxter Park. Rock climbing, archery, sailing, kayaking and hiking/backpacking are just a few of the featured programs.
All camps offer rustic living in platform tents, and opportunities for girls to build courage, confidence and character in the Maine outdoors.
Pondicherry has a staff of 40, with approximately 10 International staff. Natarswi has a staff of approx. 35, including international staff.
Girl scout camps are unique in the way that staff interact with campers. A special emphasis is placed on girl-driven activities, and campers are encouraged to learn decision making skills and be involved in the group process. A large percentage of staff and campers return to camp, and many of our staff attended our camps as young girl scouts.
Come join us for a summer you won't forget!
Activities and Features
Accommodating Special Needs Attention Deficit Disorder Asthma Learning Disability
Outdoor Activities General Outdoors Climb and Rappel Ropes Course Backpacking Hiking Rock Climbing
Performing Arts General Performing Arts Dance Drama Music
Health and Nutrition Vegetarian
Horseback Riding General Horseback Riding English
Team Sports Soccer Softball Volleyball
Water Sports General Water Sports Instructional Swimming Recreational Swimming Canoeing Fishing Kayaking Sailing
Arts and Crafts General Arts and Crafts Ceramics Fabric Design Jewelry Design
Miscellaneous General Miscellaneous Actvities Color War Environmental Leadership Skills Photography
Other Activities Camp Pondicherry offers advanced programs for teens: Teen Leadership Counselor-In-Training and Junior Maine Guide
Location & Contact Information
Camp Address Please address summer mail to winter address
138 Gannett Drive So. Portland ME, 04116-9421 USA
(207) 772-1177 (tel.) (207) 874-2646 (fax.)