BANGOR YMCA WILDERNESS CENTER AT

CAMP JORDAN

101 CAMP JORDAN WAY

ELLSWORTH, ME 04605

207-944-4532

The Bangor YMCA Wilderness Center at Camp Jordan, Summer Camp, Maine

PAGE GUIDE

SLEEP AWAY CAMP

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

2019 SLEEP AWAY CAMP

DATES

SESSION 1

YANKEE DOODLE | JUNE 30-JULY 6

SESSION 2

WILD WEST WEEK | JULY 7-13

SESSION 3

STAR WARS | JULY 14-20

SESSION 4

PIRATE WEEK |  JULY 21-27

SESSION 5

COLOR WARS |  JULY 28-AUG 3

 

SLEEP AWAY

CAMP

Sleep Away Camp is the perfect introduction for children ages 8 to 14 into the Wilderness Center’s summer camp programming. Keenly aware of the different stages of youth development, our program provides age appropriate activities to foster self-exploration, challenge, and achievement. Our Sleep Away Camp program serves a highly diverse camper population, giving campers an opportunity to live and connect with children from various countries and cultures. At Sleep Away Camp, children embark on a personal quest, enjoying activities of their choice from water sports, our adventure ropes course, crafts, performing arts, target shooting, field sports, and more.

SCHEDULE

SAMPLE DAILY

7:30AM

RISE AND SHINE

8:15AM

FLAG RAISING & CHAPEL

8:30AM

BREAKFAST

9:15AM

CABIN CLEAN-UP

10:00AM

FIRST ACTIVITY PERIOD

11:00AM

SECOND ACTIVITY PERIOD

12:00PM

Back to Cabins

12:30PM

Lunch

1:30PM

Siesta

2:30PM

Cabin Group Activity

4:00PM

Free Time

5:00PM

FLAGS

5:15PM

DINNER

6:15PM

Campers Choice

7:30PM

Evening Activity 

8:30PM

Cabin Time/ Embers

9:30PM

Younger Campers Lights Out

10:00PM

Older Campers Lights Out

"Camp Jordan is a place where anything can happen. It's a place where you meet people that you can never forget.

This was my third year at Camp Jordan and every day I am at camp, I feel like I am on top of the world. Camp Jordan is where dreams are made."

-Alec, Camper

During Sleep Away Camp, your camper will have the opportunity to try many activities such as:

· Sailing  · Camping Skills  · Swimming · Lessons  

· Ultimate Frisbee  · Arts & Crafts · Pottery

· Archery · Shelter Building · Volleyball · 

· Nature Survival · Kayaking· Preforming Arts

· Canoeing · Newspaper · Water Tubing · Gaga

· High & Low Ropes · Video Making

 
 

WEEKEND ADVENTURES

We have found that children who spend two or more weeks at camp take away much more from their experience than in just one week. Bonds between campers and staff are further solidified over time. The feeling of belonging and connectedness to this community is heightened. Campers try an even greater variety of new activities, and have time to truly excel in the areas they prefer.

· SESSION 1-2: JULY 6-7, 2019

The Great Maine Lumberjack Show

Campers staying the weekend will spend Saturday evening enjoying The Great Maine Lumberjack Show. They will be amazed by competitions in axe throwing, log rolling, underhand chopping, power hot sawing, obstacle pole relay, pole climbing, and more!

· SESSION 2-3: JULY 13-14, 2019

Fort Knox

Campers staying this weekend will visit historic Fort Knox. Fort Knox was the first and largest granite fort built in Maine. We will spend the day exploring the underground passages and take a ride up in the Penobscot Narrows Observatory.

· SESSION 3-4: JULY 20-21, 2019

Mini Golf and Ice Cream

 This weekend stay over field trip will be a  fantastic time! Pirates Cove is one of Maine's premier mini golf courses, stay over to experience a fun in the sun weekend while staying cool with ice cream! 

· SESSION 4-5: JULY 29-30, 2019

The Bangor State Fair

 This weekend stay over field trip will be full of carnival rides and fun! We will be visiting the Bangor State Fair which is an agricultural and recreational gathering of the population of the Greater Bangor Area.

· ADDITIONAL FEES

Weekend Stayover Fee $65

Laundry Fee $20

 

DIVERSITY

We employ staff from across the globe to expand our campers’

horizons. International staff bring new ideas and traditions, and not only teach our children about their exciting differences, but exemplify the many things all cultures share surrounding values, humor, and leadership. The Bangor YMCA Wilderness Center at Camp Jordan prides itself on hosting a very diverse camper group as well, with campers from across the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia.