4-H Camps and Learning Centers
Bryant Pond, Greenland Point, Tanglewood, and Blueberry Cove
Connecting people of all ages with the natural world!
University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H camps are for everyone! All sites offer off-site adventure trips, year-round school programs, custom programs, and programs for adults.
UMaine Extension’s 4-H Camps and Learning Centers’ successful 2019 summer camp season served 2,454 youth from Maine and beyond with our signature blend of outdoor skills, arts and sciences, and leadership development. Grant funding from the 4-H-Military Partnerships program, originating from the U.S. Department of Defense, provided the opportunity for 152 young people from around the U.S. whose parents are deployed, to participate in UMaine 4-H Camp programs.
4-H Camp and Learning Center
at Bryant Pond
Formerly the Maine Conservation School, Bryant Pond is located on 170 forested acres on Lake Christopher near the White Mountains. Campers choose from Primitive, Woodscraft, and Naturalist program paths, often combining skill-building with fun outdoor challenge competitions. Facilities include a central lodge, bunkhouses, and cabin tents; a low and high ropes course; archery, rifle, and sporting clays ranges; a full waterfront; mountain hiking trails; a nature lab; and an art studio. Many programs are taught in cooperation with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
4-H Camp and Learning Center
at Greenland Point
With leadership and support from the University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Bryant Pond, Maine 4-H Foundation, UMaine Extension Washington County, and through strong partnerships with long time conservation supporters, we are excited to extend our programming to the Princeton location. Our goal is provide exceptional experiences for the next generation with consistent programming quality and delivery, improvements to the facility, and gained trust within our community. Our commitment to the young folks and families in this region is to offer affordable programs that engage and incite a passion for the outdoors as well as building friendships and connections within their communities
4-H Camp and Learning Centers
at Tanglewood and Blueberry Cove
Tanglewood’s two coastal locations—the main camp’s 940 acres on the Ducktrap River in Camden Hills State Park, and Blueberry Cove Camp, overlooking Tenants Harbor—provide ideal settings for teaching respectful stewardship of natural ecosystems. Facilities include 47 rustic buildings, a swimming area, a pond, a playing field, and an extensive trail network. The Blueberry Cove site has 1,400 feet of protected ocean beach and salt marsh. Activities to choose from include hiking, watershed discovery, swimming, drama, art, wilderness skills, local ecology, gardening, global awareness, canoeing, and sustainable living, as well as sailing camp.