Pine Island's Maine Coast Experience
"The supportive and nurturing environment you cultivate allowed our
occasionally tightly wound boy to wind down, and rediscover
the thrill of just being."
—Pine Island Parent
Every boy that attends Pine Island has the opportunity to spend time on a beautiful island off the Maine Coast. The island is truly one of the gems of the Maine Coast, and Pine Islanders have enjoyed four and five day trips to the island since 1958. Located about a mile from the mainland at the mouth of Penobscot Bay just southwest of Rockland, it is a 90-acre island with only three property owners, including Pine Island Camp.
Most of the island is protected by a conservation easement held by the Maine Coast Heritage Trust. The island has fields, mature spruce forests, clam-flats and more than two miles of granite shoreline, half of which faces directly out to sea. The only roads are footpaths and in total there are only a dozen or so structures on the island. Campers live without electricity or running water in an old Coast Guard barracks, which has a kitchen, dining room, library and bunkrooms. The lighthouse itself, now owned by Pine Island Camp, is located on the highest point of the island and looks out over granite bluffs.