Days and nights at Kingsley Pines are filled with fun and more varied activities than you can imagine!
At Kingsley Pines, campers get to choose their own activities. There are four weekly choices and one daily choice. Campers also have two “Free Times” during the day where they can hang out with friends, read, shower and decide how they would like to spend their time. During breakfast, lunch and dinner times campers have various dining options such as a salad bar, deli bar, and more! Below you will find what the daily schedule at camp looks like.
|7:00 – 7:30||Early Risers (Optional: jog, walk, tennis, etc.)|
|7:15||Wake up Bell|
|7:30 – 8:00||Breakfast|
|8:10 – 8:50||KIP and Cabin Cleanup|
|9:00 – 9:50||First Activity Period|
|10:00 – 10:50||Second Activity Period|
|11:00 – 11:50||Third Activity Period|
|12:00 – 12:30||Fifth Period Sign-up and Free Time|
|12:30 – 1:15||Lunch and Announcements|
|1:15 – 2:30||Siesta (Rest Period)|
|2:40 – 3:30||Fourth Activity Period|
|3:30 – 3:50||Snack Time|
|4:00 – 5:00||Fifth Activity Period|
|5:00 – 6:00||General Swim and Free Time|
|6:00 – 6:40||Dinner and Announcements|
|6:45 – 7:15*||Prepare for Evening Program|
|7:15 – 8:30*||Evening Program|
|8:30 – 8:45||Prepare for Bed|
|8:45 – 9:15||Embers|
|9:15||Lights Out for Younger Campers|
|9:45||Lights Out for Older Campers|
*Times will vary depending on nature of Evening Program
A special day is NOT your normal day at camp. Special days have themes, for example Rock Star Day, Pirate Day and Medieval Day.
Special days are great opportunities to play large all-camp group games like Gold Rush, Battle for the Sahara (a massive water fight!), The Amazing Race, and of course, everyone’s favorite – CAPTURE THE FLAG! We also do things such as scavenger hunts, clue games, game shows, canoe wars, giant volleyball, foam noodle jousting, rolling downhill inside a stack of inner tubes, blanket drag races, slip ‘n slide, cardboard raft building, various craft projects and much more!
We love to dress up and get into the spirit of the day! But you don’t need to bring anything with you to do this, we will supply face paint and materials to make a great costume. But if you do have some unusual or goofy dress-up items at home, it never hurts to bring them.
Once every session, we have a day where we send campers whitewater rafting on the Kennebec River, sailing on a schooner in Casco Bay, or to the ocean beach in Cape Elizabeth. To go whitewater rafting, campers must be entering 7th grade or above in the fall. Any camper may go on the schooner or to the beach.
We offer a variety of elective wilderness camping trips throughout each session. These trips help campers gain an appreciation for the outdoors and increase their confidence by having new experiences. Typically the trips are one night and two days. Participants live in tents and cook their food over a campfire or stove.
Activities include hiking, canoeing, swimming, and sea kayaking. We travel to various locations in Maine and New Hampshire such as the Acadia National Park, Baxter State Park, and the White Mountain National First.
Our trip leading staff is age 21+ has experience leading these types of trips, and lifeguarding and wilderness first certifications.
We also have day-long rock climbing trips so campers can practice the skills they learned on the climbing tower on real rock.
The Kingsley Pines experience is truly unique, from our amazing staff to our wide variety of activities, we make sure our campers have the best time at camp. The health and safety of our campers is our top priority, so during wilderness trips and daily activities, our qualified staff is there for campers to ensure a safe and fun experience. If you have any questions about daily life at Kingsley Pines or would just like to speak with someone at camp feel free to contact us.