Kingsley Pines Camp
Make a Difference in a Child's Life.
If you are looking for an exciting and rewarding experience where you can make a real difference in a child's life, then this is the place for you! Kingsley Pines is a coed, noncompetitive, resident camp for ages 8-16 located on Panther Lake in Raymond, Maine.
Approximately 65 counselors are employed during the summer and there are 180 - 220 campers per session. The camp season begins June 14, 2014. It consists of one week of staff orientation, eight weeks of children's camp, and two weeks of family camp. The employment period varies between nine and eleven weeks, ending either August 16 or August 29.
Please check out our staff page for a list of current openings.
Room and Board
Room and board is included. Counselors reside in cabins with the campers. All cabins have electricity and screened windows. Younger camper cabins have bathrooms attached. Older camper cabins use a nearby common bathroom.
The food at camp is great! It is always fresh and served buffet style. There is something for everyone. Our Food Service Director goes out of his way to prepare nutritious alternatives for vegans, vegetarians, or people with special dietary needs. The veggie options are excellent and there is always a fully stocked salad bar for lunch and dinner.
If you put your heart into it, you will have the best summer of your life and have made a positive, lasting impression on campers who will never forget you. Other benefits include:
- Great, friendly people to work with
- Beautiful area and well-maintained camp facilities
- Playing in the rain, spontaneous waterballoon fights, and dressing as a pirate
- Staff Lounge with a fridge, stove, microwave, tv, dvd player, computers with internet access & phones for counselor use
- Use of camp vehicles during time off- certain conditions apply
- Use of camp facilities and equipment during time off- certain conditions apply
- A travel allowance for those who qualify
- Financial assistance in attaining any required certifications
Getting Here and Getting Around
Many counselors choose to drive to camp. If you choose to come by bus, plane, or train, we can pick you up in Portland. Portland is the nearest major city and is about 40 minutes from camp.
If you are looking to get off-campus during your time off, this never seems to be a problem. Counselors car-pool just about everywhere and we allow the use of camp vehicles under certain conditions.
Camp is recreation. We offer over 30 different activity options, we have special themed days, games like all-camp Capture-the-Flag and the list goes on! But after all that recreation, inevitably the counselors are always ready for more. Staff members have 1 day and several evenings off per week. Some of their favorite activities include:
- An evening out in Portland
- Going to the Drive-In to see a movie (Yes. They still exist.)
- Tubing down the Saco River
- Climbing Mt. Washington
- Spending the day in Boston- 2 hours away
- Ice Cream at “the Mosquito”
- Natural waterslides at Step Falls
- Mt. Biking down Attitash Mountain
- Climbing the Beehive at Acadia National Park
- Relaxing by the ocean on a beach in the middle of nowhere
- Take in a Sea Dogs game (Farm team for the red sox)
- Shopping at the Freeport Outlet Mall
Counselors are also permitted to use camp facilities and equipment during time off as long as they have permission and it does not interfere with camp activities. Yes. You can go waterskiing, wakeboarding, or tubing on your time off, among other things.
A group of counselors may borrow a camp vehicle to use, under certain conditions.