Camp Life

Camp Life

The Fernwood Cove camp community is a unique combination of girls and teens from throughout the United States and around the world, a diverse staff of young adults, and an experienced administrative team.  Each summer approximately 200 girls call Fernwood Cove home for their respective three-and-a-half-week session.  The Fernwood Cove Directors and Administrative Team guide counselors and staff as they work to create the summer camp magic that fills each day.  Through a deeper understanding of Fernwood Cove values each member of the camp community works to ensure the welcoming and inclusive environment they have grown to love continues day after day and summer after summer.

Community And Family

All aspects of camp are very intentional and purposeful.  There is little that is done without considerable thought and planning.  This sense of intentionality and purpose is greatest in the development of our camp community.  One of the main responsibilities of camp counselors and staff is to uphold the values and expectations of the camp community.  The inclusive and accepting community at Fernwood Cove doesn’t happen by chance, and we depend on every individual at camp to ensure the camp community continues to thrive.  

At camp we often say a day is like a week, a week is like a month, and a month is like a year.  This couldn’t be truer than in the development of relationships at camp.  You connect with people at camp in ways that simply don’t exist in everyday life.  These connections quickly forge friendships that soon grow into a sister/brotherhood.  In as little as a week of camp you may feel you’re surrounded by many new brothers and sisters, surrounded by a new family.  You will leave camp with lifelong friendships with people from around the world.  And no matter where you are in life, when you cross paths with someone from camp you immediately feel like you’re home.

Camp Facilities

Set among rolling hills in western Maine, Fernwood Cove is an idyllic place to spend your summer.  We work to maintain the rustic charm of decades past while also ensuring we stay true to our philosophy of simple living.  However, this doesn’t mean we lack modern amenities and facilities.  At Fernwood Cove we take pride in our beautiful surroundings and work to ensure we maintain all aspects of camp.  Updates and additions to camp facilities and the camp property occur regularly throughout the off-season, ensuring that we provide the best camp experience possible.

While our philosophy of simple living ensures there is no electricity in the bunks, we work to make sure our activity facilities and equipment are the best you can find today.  From our competitive level gym for gymnastics, to our state-of-the-art wake-board and water ski boats, to our expansive ropes course, we strive to provide the best experiences for our campers, teens and staff.  

Being Green

Yes, Green is one of Fernwood Cove’s signature colors.  And yes, there’s a Green Team for Color War.  However, everyone is on the Green Team when it comes to living a green lifestyle at camp. Gaining a respect and awareness of our outdoors is a huge aspect of the camp experience.  Working to minimize our impact on the natural environment is part of each day at camp.  Investments and changes to our facilities help us to reduce our water consumption and help to ensure we don’t pollute the lake.  Our two solar panel arrays allow us to off-set our energy consumption.  And our food waste is utilized to feed pigs each summer.