Camp Life at Netop Summer Camp
Outdoor play is alive and well at Netop! Campers live in platform tents in a beautiful pine grove alongside picturesque Birch Pond. Extensive trails, athletic fields, activity buildings and a historic main Lodge complete the 100 acre setting.
This natural Maine environment gives Netop campers the space and serenity to thrive and learn about themselves and the world around them.
A Day in the Life of a Netop Camper
7:30 AM Reveille & Flag Raising
8:00 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM Tent Clean-Up
9:30 AM Morning Activities
(Three 60min Activites)
12:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Rest Hour
2:30 PM Afternoon Activities
4:00 PM Triple Play: Swim, Read, Sports
5:00 PM Free Time
6:00 PM Dinner
7:30 PM Evening Programs
9:00 PM Reflection on the day
9:30 PM Bedtime, Taps & Senior Privileges
Traditions and special days that make for a truly unique camp experience. At Netop these traditions run strong and deep. Beginning with the all-camp tribal competition, including the famed “medicine stick showings”, to the clever and spirited Klondike Day with bottle caps spread all over camp, to Carnival Night, socials, the “Gizmo stick”, July 4th celebration and more. Top it off with the coveted and prestigious “Netop Sundae” – awarded for special achievements – and Netop campers come away with stories to tell over and over again.
Let’s reclaim “free time”
Free time occurs several times each day, generally before or after a meal. During free time, campers have the opportunity to play and relax with some of their favorite games and activities. Counselors are actively engaged during free time to participate, supervise or encourage as needed.
Campers enjoy many free time activities, such as:
Reading a book
Playing ping pong or tetherball
Hanging out with friends
Playing chess, Kubb or Spike-ball
Playing pick-up soccer
Throwing a frisbee
Writing a letter home
Hike, paddle, climb, camp, make S'mores... and build memories for life.
Netop’s access to the White Mountains of New Hampshire and the many lakes, rivers and mountains of Maine is a big asset to our wilderness trip program. All trips are geared to the age and skill level of the campers and are led by senior counselors with training and experience. Favorites include Mt. Washington, Coos Canyon, Pleasant Mountain, Kancamagus Highway, Isle au Haut and Mt. Moosilauke. Older campers are given the option to travel to Maine’s famed Mt. Katahdin or Acadia National Park. Trips range in length from 1-3 days and all campers are encouraged to participate.
Netop High Peaks Club
Campers are offered a range of hiking trips and each hike is charted according to the official mountain elevation. Over time, participants accumulate heights that qualify toward four levels of achievement:
Base camp – 5,280 feet
Pike’s Peak – 14,114 feet
Denali – 20,310 feet
Everest – 29,029 feet
Achievement awards are given to campers who reach a new level.
Where do we hike? A few examples:
Mt. Katahdin, Acadia National Park, Mt. Washington, Franconia Ridge, Grafton Notch, Mt. Chocorua, Mt. Moosilauke, Hawk Mountain, Tumbledown Mountain, Mount Blue, and Rattlesnake Mountain
Learn more about Netop Summer Camp
12 Netop Road, Casco, ME 04015