A Day at Kingsley Pines

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.

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

In the evenings, we have a wide range of fun programs and activities. These include:

  • X-Games (Kingsley Pines Style!) – High-energy, fast-paced, crazy, messy fun! Watch the video.
  • Campfires – S’mores, skits & songs!
  • Cabin Night – Cabins get to choose their own evening activity. Some choose to do calm things like a spa night, while other cabins choose to do crazy things like ninja training or having a massive water fight.
  • Dances – Great music, flashing lights, and some awesome dance moves! If dancing is not your thing, lots of other campers enjoy just hanging out and socializing.
  • Reflections – This is a time for campers to reflect on their experience at camp and assess what it has meant to them. We invite volunteers to express themselves on-stage by choosing or writing a song, poem, short story or piece of music relating to this theme to perform on-stage.
  • Council Fire – The weekly Council Fire is one of the many things that make Kingsley Pines unique. One element of a Council Fire is commendations. Campers are recognized for what is an accomplishment for them. They are not judged against some objective standard. Each camper can be recognized for his or her own special talent or accomplishment.

Special Days

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 Day Activities

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!

Dress Up

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.


Adventure Days

Once every session, we have a day where we send campers whitewater rafting on the Kennebec River, sailing on 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.


Wilderness Trips

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.