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Jump Start Weekend
April 25th-26th, Fri to Sat - Partial Weekend
Jump Start Work Days
Campers Entering
Grades 6 & Up

It's our camp! Please volunteer to help open camp for the season. This is a work weekend. Youth (6th grade and above) need adults with them. Bundle up and bring your tools. Free Friday overnight, Saturday breakfast for those who worked on Friday. Saturday lunch for all volunteers.

Youth Group Overnight
April 26th-27th, Sat to Sun - Partial Weekend
Free for youth groups who work on Saturday.
Youth Group Leaders Required.

Campers Entering
Grades 6 & Up

If your group works on Saturday (see above) stay for free, with supper on Sat. and breakfast on Sun. Groups stay together by cabin with a 1:7 adult to youth ratio covering both genders. $25 if you don't work.

Pilgrim Lodge Open House
Sun April 27th - Day Event
All Are Welcome Here!
All Ages!

Take a beautiful Sunday Drive to visit Pilgrim Lodge! Outdoor Ministries Committee members will be standing by to offer guided tours. Bring a picnic lunch if you'd like. Come with your family, youth group, and friends, and stop by for a visit!

CIT Training I
Sat May 10th - Day
Counselors in Training... Umm.. Training.
Campers Age
16 & 17

This year the training is offered twice.  Two one-day, 6 hour sessions.  You must attend only one of these sessions (not both) or have had previous PL CIT training. This session will be at the Augusta Conference Office. You must attend one of these sessions (not both) or have had previous PL CIT training.  Counselors-In-Training are an essential bridge between campers and counselors. Learn new skills and understand the role of counselor. You must be 16 by the time you serve as a CIT. The fee helps defray the costs of being at camp for a week.  

Dean's Letter (PDF File)  -  More Info...
Vintage Ventures
June 2nd-5th, Mon to Thu - Mid-Week
Camp is not just for kids!
Campers Age
55 & Older

The apparent early arrival of winter makes looking ahead to our summer respite at Vintage Ventures in early June that much more alluring; a few days of camaraderie participating in thoughtful discussions, crafts and games, songs and worships, as well as activities supporting the annual mission project. All is good!

Clergy Retreat
June 2nd-5th, Mon to Thu - Mid-Week
Relax! Renew! Rejoice!
Campers Age
21 & Older

NEW! This is a new summer camp opportunity for church pastors. Come and sit by the fire, walk in the woods, watch the sunset over the lake, and enjoy friendship and fellowship with colleagues. 

Women at the Well
June 6th-8th, Fri to Sun - Weekend
Note: At the well, not in it. Ladies only.
Campers Age
20 & Older

We invite you to join us on the shores of Lake Cobbesseecontee where the waters of the well bechon  you. The gift of time is offered to canoe, swim, read, walk the labyrinth, or just sit in a rocking chair on the porch reflecting over a cup of tea. We you you will find it here!

CIT Training II
Sat June 7th - Day Training
Campers Age
16 & 17

This year the training is offered twice.  Two, one-day, 6 hour sessions.  You must attend only one of these sessions (not both) or have had previous PL CIT training. This session will be at Pilgrim Lodge.  Counselors-In-Training are an essential bridge between campers and counselors. Learn new skills and understand the role of counselor. You must be 16 by the time you serve as a CIT. The fee helps defray the costs of being at camp for a week.  

Red Cross Lifeguard Training
June 8th-10th, Sun to Tue - Half-Week
We're Certifiable!
Campers Age
16 & Older

Become certified as a Red Cross Lifegaurd. You should be a strong swimmer. Space is very limited so register early. This course is for waterfront lifeguarding and includes CPR. The price includes all materials.

Grandparents & Grandchildren Camp I
June 13th-15th, Fri to Sun - End of Week
Build lifelong memories...
Campers Age
5 & Older

A sacred time for grandparents and their grandchildren to make wonderful memories of quality time spent together in God's creation on the shores of Lake Cobbosseecontee. It may also start your grandchild on the wonderful journey as a Pilgrim Lodge camper, and what a gift that would be!

Arts Alive!
June 22nd-28th, Sun to Sat - Full Week
Everything you love about PL plus a focus on the arts.
This session is now full.
To be placed on a waiting list please call 207-724-3200
Campers Entering Grades
7-12 & New Graduates

Get Real! What does “real” mean in your life? Are you at your most “real” when you are singing, or writing, acting or dancing? Where do you find your deepest connections, to your own identity and to the God spark within your soul? Come to Arts Alive 2014 and explore the creative arts with a community of very real people. Take this week to learn a new artistic reality for yourself. If you are a dancer, come sing. If you are a writer, try playing an instrument. Its all here at Arts Alive and all very real!

Dean's Letter (PDF File)  -  More Info...
Faith Foundations
June 29th to July 2nd, Sun to Wed - Half-Week
Half week for our youngest campers
Campers Entering
Grades 3-5

Start your sleep-away camp years off right with Faith Foundation! Specially designed for younger campers, this half-week camp at the beginning of the summer provides the full Pilgrim Lodge experience while leaving space for campers to learn the ropes as they make new friends. Start your child's camp years - and summer - off right, but helping them lay a good "Faith Foundation!"

Dean's Letter (PDF File)  -  More Info...
Expedition Everyone!
July 2nd-5th, Wed to Sat - Weekend
Families, Friends and Groups!
Church and Alumni Groups Welcome!

All Ages!

An invitational weekend for families and friends of every imagination. Relax, run, risk, and reconnect with the Spirit. Fill a cabin with your family, church members, friends, or any other combination you can think of! Come discover the PL possibilities offered for everyone,  Alumni and Church groups Welcome!

Dean's Letter (PDF File)  -  More Info...
Planting Seeds, Growing Hope!
July 6th-12th, Sun to Sat - Full Week
Dream Big!
Campers Entering
Grades 4-6

Listen up, my friend, and this means you!

You’re invited to Pilgrim Lodge to try something new.

It’s a summer camp on a lake where new friends meet.

You'll have fun and make memories that can't be beat!

Dean's Letter (PDF File)  -  More Info...
One Spirit, Many Gifts
July 6th-12th, Sun to Sat - Full Week
Small Camp for Early Sr. High Schoolers
Campers Entering
Grades 9-11

The magic of Pilgirm Lodge is that it's a place which helps us to be our true, best selves. Come join the fun at One Spirit Many Gifts (an intentionally small camp for 9th - 11th graders) as we explore how we can get real with God and with each other while we enjoy the beauty of the outdoors!

Dean's Letter (PDF File)  -  More Info...
Destination Hogwarts!
July 13th-19th, Sun to Sat - Full Week
Calling all Harry Potter fans! The Magic Is Back!
Campers Entering
Grades 5-9

Calling all Potter fans! Harry Potter's journey is far from over! During our week at PL, we will explore our faith and how it connects to some of the most well-loved and well-written books of our time. It's a regular week at PL with activities and themes drawn from the HP books and Jesus' life and teachings. Hope to see you there!

Dean's Letter (PDF File)  -  More Info...
Senior High Surprise 2014
July 20th-26th, Sun to Sat - Full Week
Register Early - This session traditionally fills within just a few days!
Campers Entering Grades
10-12 & New Graduates

Come to laugh! Come to share! Come to celebrate! Come to Senior High Surprise 2014! Join together with old friends and new July 20-26 for a unique and memorable week. Some see their Senior High years at Pilgrim Lodge to be the ending of an extraordinary Church camp experience. And yet time and time again Jesus takes our presumed “endings” and transforms them into beginnings, opening up doorways to new excitements & adventures! Come to celebrate the wonder of our God who consistently opens our eyes to yet one more surprise.

Middler Impact
July 27th to August 2nd, Sun to Sat - Full Week
A life changing middler event!
Campers Entering
Grades 7-9
At Middler Impact 2014, we will seek to find our real selves! In a world full of edited pictures, carefully created profiles, and advertisements whose purpose is to change our thinking, it's hard to figure out what's real and what is just perception.  With this year's theme, "Get Real: Finding Your True Self in Jesus," we'll strive to discover our best selves, the person God created in God's image; not the image the world thinks we should be. We will have the chance to explore what's truly "real".  Is the real world the world we're in every day? Or is PL the real world, the way God and Jesus envisioned it? At Pilgrim Lodge, we'll live as a community, sleeping in cabins along the boardwalk, sharing meals in the lodge, and worshipping together in the PL Chapel. There's something for everyone at Middler Impact. You can swim, sing, play, craft, hike, be silly (or serious!), relax, and most importantly, be your best self!
Dean's Letter (PDF File)  -  More Info...
The Best of Both Worlds - Middler
August 3rd-9th, Sun to Sat - Full Week
The Glorious Shore, The Mountains, and The Forest Floor
Campers Entering
Grades 7-9

You'll get dropped off at Pilgrim Lodge with campers from NH and Maine. On Wednesday the group will board a bus and finish the week at Horton Center in New Hampshire where you'll get picked up on Saturday. Lake and Mountain!

Dean's Letter (PDF File)  -  More Info...
The Best of Both Worlds - Senior High
August 3rd-9th, Sun to Sat - Full Week
Campers Entering Grades
10-12 & New Graduates

New! You'll get dropped off at Pilgrim Lodge with campers from NH and Maine. On Wednesday the group will board a bus and finish the week at Horton Center in New Hampshire where you'll get picked up on Saturday. Lake and Mountain!

Dean's Letter (PDF File)  -  More Info...
Manitou Island Adventure
August 10th-16th, Sun to Sat - Full Week
Sr. High Island Camping
Campers Entering Grades
10-12 & New Graduates

Come for a week of adventure on Manitou Island as we find our true selves through nature and outdoor adventure. Campers will connect with themselves and each other as they exercise their mind, body, and spirits through the learning of back country survival skills, new outdoor activities, mediation, and coming together as a community that lives sustainably with the land.

Dean's Letter (PDF File)  -  More Info...
God's Detectives
August 10th-16th, Sun to Sat - Full Week
Campers Entering
Grades 4-6

Wanted: Campers who are not afraid to ask questions and who love adventure. Join our detective agency as we search for clues about God’s loving presence with us. Pilgrim Lodge is the best!

Dean's Letter (PDF File)  -  More Info...
Mission: Middler
August 10th-16th, Sun to Sat - Full Week
Campers Entering
Grades 7-9

If you are a MIDDLER then you are in a MISSION to be your best self! PL is the place to make that happen. On the boardwalk, the field, the chapel, or the lake, we can collect a backack of amazing experiences to carry with us all year long!

Dean's Letter (PDF File)  -  More Info...
A Day at Camp
Sun August 17th - Day Event
A great way to introduce kids to PL
Campers Entering
Kindergarten to Grade 2

Kids spend a day with their parents (siblings are welcome) and the PL staff learning all about what camp is like. Lunch is included. A great way to introduce your family to PL!

Grandparents & Grandchildren Camp II
August 18th-20th, Mon to Wed - Weekend
Your grandkids will remember this forever!
This session is now full.
To be placed on a waiting list please call 207-724-3200
Campers Age
5 & Older

All Grandfamilies welcome! Come for two days of special time together in our sacred space at PL. Wake up to the beautiful lake, go to sleep listening to the song of the loons, and fill the day with memories-in-the-making.

Dean's Letter (PDF File)  -  More Info...
Lighten Up, Loosen Up
August 21st-25th, Thu to Mon - Flexi-Week
A spiritual getaway for adults
Campers Age
19 & Older

This is a low key time for relaxation, catching your breath, and just hanging out in the beauty of the earth; jaw dropping beauty. You can register for all 5 days or just a few. All activities are optional.

Dean's Letter (PDF File)  -  More Info...
Family Camp
August 29th to September 1st, Fri to Mon - Labor Day Weekend
Labor day weekend with your family in a cabin by the lake
This session is now full.
To be placed on a waiting list please call 207-724-3200
All Ages!

Spend the end of summer vacation relaxing with your family in the beautiful setting of Pilgrim Lodge! Swim, eat, sing, play, and make new friends. The long weekend offers plenty of activity: swimming, boating, games, nature walks, group activities, singing and vespers; but all plenty of time to chat, read, nap, and walk the labyrinth. Families of all shape and sizes are welcome!

Dean's Letter (PDF File)  -  More Info...
Women's Autumn Weekend
Sept 12th-14th, Fri to Sun - Weekend
A low-key women's weekend. Relax. Breath. Ahhh.
Campers Age
20 & Older

This very gentle time apart is Spirit blessed with many choices andd no requirements. Give yourself the gift of a weekend at PL to rest, retreat & nurture yourself. As the leaves take on their brilliant hues the warmth of the fire in the lodge will draw you in. This very 

Dean's Letter (PDF File)  -  More Info...
Autumn High School Weekend!
October 17th-19th, Fri to Sun - Weekend
Campers Entering
Grades 9-12

For the High Schooler who can't wait to return to PL and for those who have never experienced this amazing place; The Maine Conference Annual Meeting will be going on in Augusta (about 15 minutes away) and we will be traveling there on Saturday morning to experience the Conference in action. More details in the event descrption. 

Fall Work Day
Sat October 25th - Day Event
Help us put PL to bed for the winter!
Campers Entering
Grades 6 & Up

A day to put camp to rest for the winter. Bring a bag lunch and come on up. Youth 6th grade & older are welcome with adult supervision and signed parent permission. PL is beautiful in the fall and the work is so very appreciated.