Sleep Away Camp is the perfect introduction for children ages 7 to 15 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.
RISE AND SHINE
FLAG RAISING & CHAPEL
FIRST ACTIVITY PERIOD
SECOND ACTIVITY PERIOD
Back to Cabins
Cabin Group Activity
Cabin Time/ Embers
Younger Campers Lights Out
Older Campers Lights Out
This is a great camp! You guys give these kids memories that last a life time and the enthusiasm to come back year after year. - Camper Parent
"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."
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
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 3-4, 2021
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 2-3: JULY 10-11, 2021
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 3-4: JULY 17-18, 2021
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 24- 25, 2021
Tubing and Zipping
This weekend stay over is filled with Camp Jordan's two most popular activities! Tubing on Branch Lake and riding down our 300 foot zipline!
· SESSION 5-6: JULY 31- Aug 1, 2021
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 which includes laundry service - $89
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.