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Camp Laurel on Echo Lake

Going to camp in Maine means spending your summer on an incredible lake. Maine lakes are among the cleanest, biggest and most beautiful in the country.

At Camp Laurel, we are fortunate to be situated on Echo lake, which is 9 miles around and a mile wide.

Echo Lake is home to Camp Laurel and two other camps —  Vega and Winnebago. We are part of the Echo Lake Association and take an active role in keeping the quality of the lake extraordinarily high. We are also part of the 30-mile Watershed Association, which monitors the activity of the 7 interconnected lakes around Readfield, Maine.

Every water sport is available to our campers:. Swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddling, sailing, waterskiing – and campers take advantage of the lake every day. Many – multiple times per day.

Many camps around the country have pools – but very few private camps in Maine have them. They’re not necessary because of the quality of our lakes. It’s been said that because Echo Lake is so clear – you can play cards at the bottom.

While we love all the activities and programs at camp – we particularly love the beauty and recreational opportunities that Echo Lake affords all of us.

And So It Begins…

detailWe know the emotions are running high today…and will be tonight. It’s time for last family meals, lots of stories, some nerves and great, fun dreams of a summer that kicks off tomorrow. We have been busy preparing since last August. Camp looks beautiful: our facilities are in top shape, the lake has warmed to its June temperature and the cabins are set. Mostly, our staff are eagerly and anxiously awaiting the arrival of our campers.

We understand the angst of our new campers…and we are ready for them! We couldn’t be more prepared, more excited, more energized and more enthusiastic about what’s to come.

Sleep well, campers. We cannot wait to see you!!

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