Pilgrim Lodge, owned and operated by the Maine Conference of the United Church of Christ, is a seasonal retreat center and summer camp located on 100 acres on Lake Cobbosseecontee in West Gardiner, Maine. During the summer months Pilgrim Lodge is the central location for the youth ministry program of the Maine Conference. The program also includes trip camps at other locations and weekend events for adults



  • Dining hall built in 2016
  • Total dining capacity of 200 people
  • Commercial kitchen and dish area
  • Walk-in freezer and refrigerator
  • 3 separate rooms for dry food storage, chef's office, and utility room
  • 3 bathrooms
    • 1 containing 2 toilet stalls, 2 sinks, and 1 hand dryer
    • 1 containing 1 toilet stall, 1 urinal, 2 sinks, and 1 hand dryer
    • 1 single-occupancy, containing 1 toilet, 1 sink, 1 hand dryer, and 1 child changing table

Main Lodge


  • 3 meeting rooms, each with either a large stone fireplace or wood stove
  • 2 single-occupancy restrooms
  • Arts and Crafts room
  • Dish area
  • Screened-in porch with ping pong and foosball tables
  • Front porch with wooden rocking chairs overlooking the lake


Twenty cabins along the lake-shore are connected by an extensive boardwalk on each side of our Main Lodge.

3 cabins feature two separate bunk rooms and 1 has a kitchenette for small retreat settings.


  • Screened porch
  • Woodstove
  • Bunk beds (most cabins sleep 9)
  • Single-occupancy restroom
  • Separate shower room

Click here to view the floor plans of the cabins



  • 2 docks, one for boating and one for swimming
  • 2 designated swim areas, shallow and deep
  • Diving board into the deep end
  • 4 ladders, 2 in each swim area
  • 1 double kayak
  • 6 prams (row boats or sail boats)
  • Many single-person kayaks, canoes, paddles and lifejackets

Other Features

  • Many hiking trails through wooded areas
  • Outdoor chapel and amphitheater with ample seating for each
  • Outdoor labyrinth with a circle of benches in the center for group reflection
  • 2 open playing fields
  • Cookout field with picnic tables and fire circle
  • Paved basketball court with 2 hoops