Camp North Woods

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About Camp North Woods

Camp North Woods is an overnight camp for youth to learn lifelong outdoor skills as well as the importance of sustaining Maine's natural resources.

Camp North Woods is hosted by the University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Bryant Pond. Campers receive instruction from and are mentored by staff from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and wildlife and staff from Bryant Pond. The week is filled with hands-on experiences in rifle, shotgun, archery, map and compass, outdoor survival, canoe and kayak, boating safety, ATV safety*, deer and turkey hunting, trapping, open water fishing, fly tying, fly casting and more!

*All campers complete an ATV safety course where they will earn their ATV certification during their week at camp.

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Camp North Woods 2018

Week One: July 15-20, 2018, 50 boys and 50 girls ages 9-13
Week Two: July 29-August 3, 2018, 50 boys and 50 girls ages 9-13

(70% Maine residents/30% non-residents)

The Friday morning of both camp weeks will be a field day style event where parents and siblings can come and experience all the activities their camper learned throughout the week.

The registration fee for campers (selected through the lottery process) in 2018 is $435 for Maine residents and $635 for non-residents and includes all meals, lodging and instruction for the week.

Camp North Woods Lottery

Because there are a limited number of spaces at camp North Woods, a chance lottery is held each spring.

The deadline to apply for the lottery is 11:59pm on Friday, April 6, 2018
The lottery drawing will take place on April 11, 2018 at 10am. Lottery results will be sent directly to all entries via email.

Important Changes for 2018 applicants:

  • If you have attended Camp North Woods during a previous year you cannot apply this year.
  • Eligible camper ages for 2018 will be 9-13 years old
  • Individuals not selected in the lottery process will automatically go onto an alternate list and will be contacted if the use of alternates is necessary.

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