Frequently Asked Questions – Youth Camps

Can my child stay between weeks at camp? 
We schedule each camp session with a Stay Over Camp in between. Stay Over Camp activities may include bouldering, swimming, climbing, mini golf, go carting, caving, doing laundry or just sleeping in, eating pizza and relaxing.

What are you doing to prepare camps for COVID-19? 

Acadia Mountain Guides Summer Camps are closely following updates from the CDC, State of Maine, ACA, and our local public areas that we use. We have begun daily monitoring to be able to respond to this fluid situation and we are proactively making plans to address different scenarios.


As of March 15th, we have changed our Cancellation and Refund Policy. We want to encourage parents to go ahead and make summer plans for the outdoors.


What is the reservation / cancellation policy?

A 50% deposit is required for registration. Balance due three weeks (21) before the beginning of program. Fifty percent (50%) of deposit is refundable if cancellation is made more than 21 days in advance.* Cancellations made within twenty-one (21) days of program forfeit full tuition rate.* A full refund will be given if Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School must cancel the course. 


*Summer 2020 exception: If you register your child for summer camp and you need to cancel for any reason related to COVID-19 we will refund you in full. This includes children becoming ill, family becoming ill, travel plans being cancelled, and CDC recommendations changing.


What is the cell phone policy?
We like campers to meet and interact during the week at camp. Like most camps we have found cell phones a distraction from camp life. At the beginning of camp cell phones are collected by camp leaders and then and then returned when camp concludes. Music devices such as IPods may be used when the group is traveling in vehicles. If you would like to find out how your son or daughter is enjoying camp we are happy to provide you with periodic updates.

What are typical meals?
Nutritious, from scratch meals are provided on our overnight camps. Meal preparation is part of the experience and participants will share in the creation of each meal. Vegetarian fare is available and we strive to use locally grown fresh food as much as possible.

Campers in our day programs are asked to provide lunch.

What are the emergency contact phone numbers for the camp?
Please call (207) 288-8186 between 8am and 8pm. If you are attending camp, our trip leaders will give you the after hours number before you leave your child.