Camp Mataponi

4th of July

Spend Your Best Summer on Sebago Lake in Maine! Guaranteed to be the most exciting summer you are going to have.

Founded in 1910 as a traditional residential summer camp for girls. With rich traditions that dates back over 100 years, Mataponi offers one full season, 7 week session. Camp Mataponi offers a healthy balance of competition, instruction and fun. Diversified activities range from land sports, water sports, tennis, art, dance, horseback riding to theatre, gymnastics, ropes and adventure and more.

Camp Mataponi is located on Sebago Lake in Naples, Maine.

About Camp Mataponi

Welcome to Camp Mataponi. Founded in 1910 as a traditional girl’s overnight camp, Mataponi has been proudly enriching young girls’ lives for over a century. Rich in tradition, the spirit of the girls of the past 110 summers lives on today in a warm, nurturing environment.

Sportsmanship, generosity, care, and concern guide our staff and campers throughout the camp season and beyond.

Live your best summer in the lush green landscape of Mataponi on the sun-kissed shores of Sebago Lake.

The Employee Experience

A summer at Camp Mataponi is as fulfilling an experience for the staff as the one they help create for our campers.  We pride ourselves in hiring energetic and enthusiastic staff with different specific skills and interests from all over the world. This magic blend of great people provides the perfect environment for you to make lifelong friends and grow your personal potential.

Our seasoned administrative team has the professional experience to guide you to become your best self.

Ideal Candidate

If you are the type of person who enjoys being around highly energetic and motivated people, and gains a real sense of satisfaction from the pleasure and the challenge of working with children, then we encourage you to apply. We are looking for people who like to work hard and who like to play hard. You’ll have an opportunity to do both at Mataponi!

Room and Board

Housing is available to all employees.  Counselors live in cabins with 8-10 camper.  All of our cabins have showers, toilets and electricity.

There are options for non-bunk staff to live in a cabin with other like staff or in more private accommodations.

All meals are provided while you work at Camp Mataponi. We believe we have the best meals in the industry. There are multiple menu options at every meal. For example, Lunch: Chicken Caprese Panini, Tuna Salad Wrap, Greek Garbanzo Salad, Chicken Tender, French Fried plus a 50 item Salad Bar.  Also Meal choices are available to meet specific allergies, diets and specific palates.

Employee Perks

In addition to salary and professional development, being a staff member at Mataponi includes:

  • Housing
  • Three Meals a Day + Snacks (Also included on days off)
  • Time Off Transportation
  • WiFi
  • Laundry Cleaned and Folded For Staff Weekly
  • Staff T Shirts and Tank Tops
  • 2 Staff Lounges
  • Activity Areas Open at Night For Staff Use
  • Use of Our Private Island

Getting Here and Getting Around

Arriving to camp in your own car is the best way to have the ultimate camp experience. We have 2 large staff parking lots available.

Pick up from Portland International Airport (PWM) and Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) is available.  We also will pick up arrivals by Greyhound and Concord Coach Lines in Portland, Maine.

For Fun

Camp Mataponi is located on 135 beautiful acres on Sebago Lake in Naples, Maine. Sebago Lake is the second largest lake in Maine at over 38 square miles. You have the opportunity to take a kayak, paddleboard, canoe or sailboat to explore the lake and visit our own private island located 1 mile from camp's shore.

We are 35 minutes from Portland, ME, 45 minutes to the White Mountains, 2.5 hours from Boston, Mass., and 3 hours from Acadia National Park. During days off, staff members can spend their time exploring some of these areas.

For time off during the day and at night, counselors are able to utilize our staff lounge, fitness center, sailboats, kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards, lighted tennis courts, and more.

How to Apply

If you are interested in joining our staff, please fill out the online staff application by clicking the button below. We will contact you about the availability of a position and arrange a personal interview or extended telephone conversation devoted to a thorough discussion of your responsibilities as a staff member at Camp Mataponi.

You can also email or call us.


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