Our Philosophy

Kingsley Pines is a family-run camp, founded in 1984, that still carries on the cherished traditions of all the Maine summer camps that came before.

We believe summer camp can be a life-changing experience for children. At Kingsley Pines, we give them the opportunity to spread their wings in a safe and fun environment surrounded by outstanding role models.

Through our supportive staff, Kingsley Pines concentrates on positive feedback and personal development. While at Camp, children will discover their self-worth and competence.

Living in the outdoors, surrounded by tall pine trees, swimming in sparkling water and enjoying fresh air is a special experience. Children need the opportunity to run outdoors, explore nature, play and be among friends.

Studies show that children who play have better health, have better grades, do better socially, and are more successful in life. At Camp, we balance structure with free time where campers can develop real friendships and learn to be confident about who they are as people.

In this day and age, where electronics seem to captivate most of our waking hours, Kingsley Pines offers the opportunity to unplug and learn to function without a screen. The art of conversation is reestablished, and time flies by with countless activities and friends.

We believe that each person should leave the world better than they found it. We are proud that Kingsley Pines is helping develop future generations who are thoughtful, caring, honest, trustworthy, and adventuresome.