Our Program

Core Programming

Camp is divided into seven divisions :  Juniors (2nd & 3rd graders), Middie As (4th graders), Middie Bs (5th graders), Inter As (6th graders), Inter Bs (7th graders), Subs (8th graders), and Seniors (9th graders) with approximately 45 girls in each age group.  Each division travels as a group to their activities with their Unit Leader or “camp mom”, whose sole responsibility is to ensure the safety and welfare of her campers.

Camp Mataponi prides itself in having developed a carefully designed, structured program to promote the individual and group development of each camper.

All campers, ages 7-15, have a core curriculum in their daily schedule. Land sports, Water sports, Tennis and Challenge/Ropes Course are staples in the daily lives of all Mataponi girls.

In addition, campers ages 7-12 have  daily American Red Cross swimming lessons.

In conjunction with her core schedule, each camper is able to choose electives to compliment her individual interests.  Younger campers, ages 7-11, have 2-3 electives weekly while our older campers, ages 12-15, can select up to 4 electives.

Special Events

During the camp season, special days and added surprises are introduced to enrich the camp experience. Highlighted events such as Birthday Ball, Sing, Olympics and Jamboree are just some of Camp Mataponi traditions.

Camp Sisters

Camp sisters are an integral part of the Mataponi program. Every year, two campers from different age brackets are matched up in the spring, before the start of the camping season. Their friendship is fostered initially by the older “sister” who introduces camp songs, traditions, and brings a level of ease to the younger camper.  Ultimately, the friendship that develops throughout the summer is one that  will extend long into the school year.

Weekly camp sister events encourages and cultivates a bond, by creating a sense of cohesiveness amongst the girls at Camp Mataponi.

Out of Camp Trips

Each division at camp is sent  on out of camp trips, capitalizing on Maine’s breathtaking mountains, coastline and National Forests. From sleep outs on our very own island to a 2 day hike up Mount Washington in New Hampshire… local day hikes to canoe trips down the Saco River.  Our campers  get to experience Maine’s beautiful natural environment that simply cannot be paralleled anywhere else.

Campers can look forward to exciting trips as they progress in their years at Mataponi. Continuously tweaking our program and trips to meet the needs and interests of today’s camper is what makes our program successful and keeps the girls coming back year after year.

A Typical Day at Camp

8:00 am
Wake Up – bugle sounds
8:25 am
All camp line up at flagpole for day’s announcements
8:45 am
Breakfast
9:30 am
Clean Up
10:00 am
First Period Activity
11:00 am
Second Period Activity
12:15 pm
Lunch
1:00 pm
Rest Period
2:15 pm
Third Period Activity
3:15 pm
Snack
3:30 pm
Fourth Period Activity
4:30 pm
Fifth Period Activity
5:30 pm
Shower Hour
6:20 pm
All camp line up at flagpole to recap day and evening announcements
6:30 pm
Dinner
7:00 pm
Free Play
7:30 pm
Evening Activities
9:15 pm
Begin Bedtime/Lights Out – age appropriate bedtime division

Our Program

Core Programming

Camp is divided into seven divisions :  Juniors (2nd & 3rd graders), Middie As (4th graders), Middie Bs (5th graders), Inter As (6th graders), Inter Bs (7th graders), Subs (8th graders), and Seniors (9th graders) with approximately 45 girls in each age group.  Each division travels as a group to their activities with their Unit Leader or “camp mom”, whose sole responsibility is to ensure the safety and welfare of her campers.

Camp Mataponi prides itself in having developed a carefully designed, structured program to promote the individual and group development of each camper.

All campers, ages 7-15, have a core curriculum in their daily schedule. Land sports, Water sports, Tennis and Challenge/Ropes Course are staples in the daily lives of all Mataponi girls.

In addition, campers ages 7-12 have  daily American Red Cross swimming lessons.

In conjunction with her core schedule, each camper is able to choose electives to compliment her individual interests.  Younger campers, ages 7-11, have 2-3 electives weekly while our older campers, ages 12-15, can select up to 4 electives.

Special Events

During the camp season, special days and added surprises are introduced to enrich the camp experience. Highlighted events such as Birthday Ball, Sing, Olympics and Jamboree are just some of Camp Mataponi traditions.

Camp Sisters

Camp sisters are an integral part of the Mataponi program. Every year, two campers from different age brackets are matched up in the spring, before the start of the camping season. Their friendship is fostered initially by the older “sister” who introduces camp songs, traditions, and brings a level of ease to the younger camper.  Ultimately, the friendship that develops throughout the summer is one that  will extend long into the school year.

Weekly camp sister events encourages and cultivates a bond, by creating a sense of cohesiveness amongst the girls at Camp Mataponi.

Out of Camp Trips

Each division at camp is sent  on out of camp trips, capitalizing on Maine’s breathtaking mountains, coastline and National Forests. From sleep outs on our very own island to a 2 day hike up Mount Washington in New Hampshire… local day hikes to canoe trips down the Saco River.  Our campers  get to experience Maine’s beautiful natural environment that simply cannot be paralleled anywhere else.

Campers can look forward to exciting trips as they progress in their years at Mataponi. Continuously tweaking our program and trips to meet the needs and interests of today’s camper is what makes our program successful and keeps the girls coming back year after year.

A Typical Day at Camp

8:00 am
Wake Up – bugle sounds
8:25 am
All camp line up at flagpole for day’s announcements
8:45 am
Breakfast
9:30 am
Clean Up
10:00 am
First Period Activity
11:00 am
Second Period Activity
12:15 pm
Lunch
1:00 pm
Rest Period
2:15 pm
Third Period Activity
3:15 pm
Snack
3:30 pm
Fourth Period Activity
4:30 pm
Fifth Period Activity
5:30 pm
Shower Hour
6:20 pm
All camp line up at flagpole to recap day and evening announcements
6:30 pm
Dinner
7:00 pm
Free Play
7:30 pm
Evening Activities
9:15 pm
Begin Bedtime/Lights Out – age appropriate bedtime division