Weekly Overnight Camp

Camp CaPella offers weekly overnight camp that makes it possible for campers from all over Maine and beyond to attend camp for the entire week and get to have a different kind of camp experience.

What to Bring

  • Sleeping bag or sheets and blanket for a twin-size bed.
  • Pillow with pillowcase
  • Clothes for the week (extra in case it is cold or the camper gets wet)
  • Swimsuit - extra one
  • Shampoo
  • Soap and washcloths
  • Towels for the shower and one for swimming
  • Toothpaste and toothbrush
    Hair brush or comb
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen and bug spray
  • Sweatshirt and/or jacket
  • Anything else you think you will need!
  • Any medications you will need for the week. Please make sure they are in labeled bottles from the pharmacy.
  • Make sure everything you bring is marked so we don't end up with a big "lost and found" pile!
  • Please consider leaving anything of value, like cell phones, iPods, money, DVD, or CD players at home. You will not need them, and we do not want you to lose them.
  • We are not responsible for anything that might get lost.

Daily Schedule

  • The overnight program participates in all the day camp activities as outlined in the day camp description/page.
  • From 5:00 p.m. until the day camp program begins at 8:30 a.m. the next morning, a whole different adventure awaits our campers.
  • Being a smaller number of campers, we are able to do more as one group.
  • Our overnight campers are able to develop friendships on a different level.
  • Between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., campers have some relaxation time and prepare for dinner.
  • Depending on the weather, the group may then do a group evening boat excursion, or perhaps even have dinner on the lake.
  • A sunset cruise is always enjoyed.
  • An evening group fishing trip happens more often with the overnight campers because we have more time to make it happen with a smaller group.
  • We’ll take both our pontoon boats out, raft them up, and seek out the ever elusive sunfish and bass – where everyone usually catches fish! Music, laughter, and flopping fish make for a great evening afloat for our campers.
  • We then return for an open campfire, and perhaps s'mores, camp songs, and stories around the campfire.
  • When boats and fishing are not in order, then it may be some new arts and crafts project, or a recreational game on the lawn.
  • By 9:00 p.m., our campers are usually REALLY tired and ready for bed. Up to the bunkhouse we’ll go, girls on one end and boys on the other end.
  • Each of the two rooms have their own bathroom facilities, and there are two staff persons who stay with our campers (male and female staff) – all night – and a certified nurse or medical first responder in the main lodge available if needed – all night and with “on-call” staff only a short call away. Your campers are SAFE.
  • This is camp, so the bunkhouse has that camp look and feel to it.
    The campers have fun with nighttime chat, laughter, and newfound friends.