Welcome to our online Camp Office. Families enrolled at Camp Laurel will find this section helpful to prepare for the summer.
Your My CampMinder account is home to all required Forms and Mailings, Family Contact Information and One-Way Camper Email. All Camp Laurel Families have been assigned a personal account. Passwords are easily set upon your initial login.
Do you remember your first time tasting a S’more…or standing up on Waterskis, scoring a goal, finishing a ceramics project, getting to the top of the climbing wall; the list could go on forever. Venturing into the unknown to tackle a challenge may be scary at first, but the feeling of accomplishment is unmatched. Taking these safe risks is a big part of camp, and campers are encouraged to break out of their comfort zone every day. While the number of “Firsts” experienced in a summer is endless, here are three of our favorites that every camper will experience:
First Time Getting off the Arrival Bus:
Smiling faces, boisterous cheers, welcome tunnels; there’s nothing quite as exciting as getting off the bus on Arrival Day. Being greeted with a mountain of enthusiasm by new and old friends is special. With an entire summer ahead, the opportunities are endless, and a summer of fun awaits!
What’s the first thing you think of when thinking of camp? Campfires! How often do you get to gather around a beautiful fire with your favorite people singing songs, telling stories, and just enjoying the company? It’s an experience so unique to camp and one that resonates for a lifetime.
First Time Jumping in the Lake:
Canonball!! Whether perfecting your strokes or bouncing on the Aquapark, it’s always a great time in Echo Lake. Beautiful scenery, crystal-clear water, and friends galore, there’s no better place to be on a hot day.
…jump off the bus into welcoming arms.
…give Jem and Debbie a huge hug.
…decorate my bed.
…hit a homerun.
…get a bullseye.
…reach the top of the Climbing Wall.
…bump, set and spike.
…act in the play.
…sail a Hobie.
…bust a move in Dance.
…cannonball into the Lake.
…cartwheel through Gymnastics.
…score a Touchdown.
…ski in and out of the Wake.
…serve up an ace on the Courts.
…serve up a masterpiece in ChefCamp
…cheer until my Voice is gone.
…score a goal in Soccer and Lacrosse.
…complete the Lake Swim.
…work the Ceramics Wheel.
…perform in a Talent Show.
…give a Cove shoutout.
…make the perfect s’more.
…catch a Fish.
…win College Days!
…Make Your Own Sunday.
…sing at a Campfire.
…hug all my Friends.
…thank all my Counselors.
…SAVOR EVERY MINUTE.
Thanksgiving is always a time for reflection and appreciation. To celebrate this year we want to share what we’re most thankful for.
Campers and Camp Families
We’re incredibly thankful you value the summer camp experience and your summer home. We’re thankful you carry on long-standing traditions and create new ones of your own. We’re grateful for the shared memories and friendships you’ve forged. We love every summer moment laughing, playing and growing with you!
Camp is about the people, and Laurel has some of the most amazing staff and counselors in the world. Each summer they come from all over and dedicate themselves to ensuring a safe, fun and incredible experience for our campers. It’s hard work and we’re so grateful for all they do! Our staff are the pillars of our community.
The State of Maine
The scenery in Maine is breathtaking. We love the woodlands, rolling hills and, of course, Echo Lake. There’s no better backdrop for an amazing camp experience!
Camps thrive on tradition, and Laurel’s are on display all summer long! From daily traditions like campus songs and Coves to once-a-summer favorites like the Polar Bear Plunge and College Days. We’re thankful from arrival to departure…and every moment in between. Happy Thanksgiving!