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Facilities at Netop Summer Camp
100 acres of rustic Maine beauty within easy reach of the spectacular mountains, lakes and rivers of Maine and New Hampshire.
Mind, Body and Soul
With a private lake, tall pines, cool trails, incredible stars and superb facilities, Netop is a place that nurtures the mind, body and soul. Birch Pond is warm, peaceful and full of nature, making it an ideal camp setting. From comfortable platform tents nestled among the pine grove to the athletic facilities, craft buildings and historic Lodge, the environment meshes perfectly with Netop’s Four Spokes philosophy.
Birch Pond’s beautiful sandy beach is the launch spot for swimming, kayaking, sailing, canoeing, fishing, snorkeling and stand up paddle boarding. Open for morning activities, afternoon free swim and special events, the waterfront is staffed by certified Netop lifeguards and gets lots of action by all campers and staff. The deepest part of Birch Pond is 14 feet, so the water warms up quickly by the camp starts in June.
Tents and Bunks
Our campers bond in comfortable platform tents of 4 to 5 campers, plus 1 or 2 counselors. With comfortable beds and space for gear, campers love the tent experience and the scent of the pine trees. Each morning after breakfast campers work together on “tent clean-up”, aiming to win a Netop Sundae for the cleanest tent of the week. During Rest Hour after lunch, campers hang out and read or play games in the tent. Tent walls can be rolled up or down, creating a perfect blend of shelter.
With a full size soccer field, basketball court, baseball field, volleyball court and 3 clay tennis courts, there are many program areas for campers to play sports and field games. During the morning periods, the playing fields are always busy as campers rotate to their favorite activities. During the afternoon and evening, many group events are scheduled. Netop also hosts a full schedule of competitive games with other nearby camps.
The campfire area along the shores of Birch Pond is home to our weekly campfire featuring skits, songs, chants, stories and other silly performances. With a blazing fire and sunset across the pond, the setting is simply awesome. This traditional favorite creates fun memories for all campers and staff.
Bath and Shower House
Rustic meets modern. Adjacent to the tents are two new bathroom facilities, each with stall toilets, sinks and individual showers. These well-lit and clean bathrooms provide privacy and access to maintain good health and hygiene.
The Palace Music Cottage
The Palace (music cottage) is home base for guitar and rock band activities. With microphones, drums, keyboards, bass and guitars, it’s a place where campers develop skills and a love for music and performance. Nearby is the Taj (craft house), where campers work on craft projects, such as leather craft, wood burning, rocketry and gimp.
The main hub of Netop. This 90+ year old historic building houses our commercial kitchen, dining room and recreation area, complete with ping pong tables, canteen, shuffleboard, foosball, game area and stage. Built originally as the Crescent Lake Dance Pavilion in 1927, it became the main lodge for the camp in 1956. With old beams and trusses and much of the camp history on the walls, it’s the perfect space for meals, events and rainy day activities.
The wood shop is a constant buzz of creative activity. With a full set of hand and power tools, campers learn woodworking techniques while building cool take-home projects such as book shelves, foot stools, ping pong paddles, lamps, bowls and more. Counselors supervise and teach campers in all aspects of woodworking, with a particular emphasis on safety.
Home to fitness and conditioning class, the Pit is an open air pavilion where campers work out in a high energy class with instructors and a variety of exercise and strength building equipment. The Pit is always filled with music and activity, making it a popular choice for campers and staff.
Learn more about Netop Summer Camp
12 Netop Road, Casco, ME 04015
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