Concern for Others
Choose Your Own Activities
Cooperation over Competition
Independence coupled with a concern for others, honesty, generosity, good humor, and the ability to find joy in life — these are the qualities we want for our campers. Our purpose is to give boys an adventurous, happy, and safe summer experience where they can find these all-important qualities within themselves. To this end, Pine Island Camp keeps its enrollment small, its program challenging and imaginative, and its life simple, unplugged, and close to nature.
“I believe that this past summer at Pine Island was, quite simply, one of the most important experiences of our son’s life and one of the best investments we could have made in his future.”
It is with sadness and a deep well of gratitude that we bid Montague G. Ball, Jr. a final farewell. Monte died in hospital near his home in Chiang Mai, Thailand…
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Build and Become an Essential Part of a Community
At Pine Island, everyone arrives together, helps build a unique and successful community together, and departs (reluctantly!) together. Our single session means that boys are not coming and going throughout the summer. They’re all invested in the success of the community. Participation by every boy is needed, and every boy learns that what he has to offer has value. We understand how hard it is to let your boy go. We also know from decades of experience that if you do, both you and he will be richly rewarded in ways that will last a lifetime.
A Place For Every Boy
Whether your son is shy or gregarious, big or small, this camp will challenge him to be at his best in the varied circumstances of simple outdoor living, albeit under the close supervision of our caring staff. The more you learn about this magical place, the less surprising you will find the fact that it all happens on a tiny wooded island in a pristine, quiet lake in central Maine.
We offer two two-hour activity periods each day. Boys select their activities after breakfast each day.
From full-length theatrical pieces to impromptu skits, we entertain one another.
Incredible adventures across the New England wilderness.
Our capstone leadership development program.