Welcome to Camp Mataponi

Camp Mataponi is a girls overnight summer camp located on Sebago Lake in Naples, Maine with over 100 years of history and offering a full season, 7 week session.

Founded in 1910 as a traditional residential summer camp for girls, Camp Mataponi is located on Sebago Lake in Naples, Maine. 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. At Camp Mataponi the philosophy is “You don't need to be the best, you just need to try your best”.

The Mataponi Philosophy

Instilling core values, teaching an appreciation for others and learning new skills and activities is what we strive to pass on to our girls at Mataponi. Our motto is "You don't have to be the best, just try your best." It is our belief that healthy competition, in a fun and supportive environment, encourages girls to try new things.

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The Mataponi Philosophy

Instilling core values, teaching an appreciation for others and learning new skills and activities is what we strive to pass on to our girls at Mataponi. Our motto is "You don't have to be the best, just try your best." It is our belief that healthy competition, in a fun and supportive environment, encourages girls to try new things.

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Meet Our Directors

Marcy and Dan Isdaner have been the owners and operators of Camp Mataponi since 1994. Their conviction is that being “hands on” and “in the trenches” as much as possible allows them to have a pulse on what is happening at camp from daybreak to lights out. Early morning and end of the day meetings with divisional head staff and activity leaders allows Marcy and Dan to discuss the events of the day and focus on the needs of the campers and staff. Being in touch with the daily camp life at Mataponi is paramount to each summer’s success.

– Dan & Marcy

Meet Our Asst. Directors

Meet Our Directors

Marcy and Dan Isdaner have been the owners and operators of Camp Mataponi since 1994. Their conviction is that being “hands on” and “in the trenches” as much as possible allows them to have a pulse on what is happening at camp from daybreak to lights out. Early morning and end of the day meetings with divisional head staff and activity leaders allows Marcy and Dan to discuss the events of the day and focus on the needs of the campers and staff. Being in touch with the daily camp life at Mataponi is paramount to each summer’s success.

– Dan & Marcy

Meet Our Asst. Directors

Learn the History Before You’re a Part of It

Founded in 1910 as a traditional girl's overnight camp, Mataponi is proud to have recently celebrated 100 years in camping. Rich in tradition, the spirit of the girls of the past 100 summers lives on today in a warm, enriching environment that promotes the development of each child's self confidence.

  • The Lehmans, Camp Mataponi’s founding family

    1911
  • Highland Nature Camp boating instruction.

    1922
  • Campers at archery class, under instructor’s watchful eye.  Highland Nature Camp.

    1948
  • Campers enjoy fencing instruction under the big oak tree.

    1950
  • An aerial photo of the Camp Mataponi campus.

    1955
  • Chief Mataponi and his four princesses.

    1975

Connect with Mataponi

MATA-MONDAY, April 24th 2017

Molly Markulics, April 24, 2017

  TRADITIONS OF CAMP MATAPONI:   SATURDAY NIGHT CAMPFIRE The tradition...

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MATA-MONDAY, April 17th 2017

Molly Markulics, April 18, 2017

  We want to give a huge SHOUT OUT to...

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