Welcome to Camp Mataponi. 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.
Camp Mataponi has one seven week session that begins the end of June and concludes the second week in August with approximately 320 girls each summer. We offer a healthy balance of land sports, watersports, fine arts, crafts; ropes challenge courses, outdoor adventure and much more. Each camper’s schedule is designed to introduce core activities as well as an opportunity to select electives based on individual interests.
We welcome you to peruse our website to get a glimpse of life at Mataponi and our philosophy. Each section has been designed to give an overview of who we are and what our program can offer to both camper and staff interested in joining the Camp Mataponi family.
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.