Get outdoors. Create your own schedule and have an adventure! Try something new!

Before we get started on camp fun, we would like to honor the First People of the Penobscot Nation and the Wabanaki (Dawnland Confederacy) who lived on this land before us.

We opened camp during a global pandemic in 2020 and 2021 and had successful, safe seasons.

Certainly, we have all the amazing things you would expect in an outstanding summer camp – a 40 foot climbing tower, onsite horseback riding, 8000 acres of one of Maine’s most beautiful lakes to play and learn on, private shoreline, amazing counselors and remarkable food. And yet, there is something more at Camp Runoia. Something real and lasting. Something life changing. Something unique. Something you are a part of – forever!

Climb and cross the multi-vine line. Get a bullseye in Archery. Paddle a kayak or swim to the diving dock. Build a campfire! Make a basket. Sail! Try twenty other things this summer.

Have free time. Enjoy time with friends. Curl up with a book. Hike on the nature trail or climb the Lookout Tower. Start a pick-up soccer game! Play the Lodge piano. Live the variety!

Laugh with your cabin group! Make memories. Build friendships. Be part of something great. Spend your summers with Camp Runoia in Maine!

Enjoy experiences with a diverse group of friends: girls from different parts of the world, campers from a diversity of religious backgrounds in a non-denominational setting, and caring counselors who care about you for being just you.

Come to Camp Runoia. Be yourself.

Our Runoia Mission is “Building lifelong skills and empowering campers and staff to live in harmony with themselves, each other, and with nature.”

We are respectful of the First People who lived on the land presently known as Camp Runoia. The Bertha Crosley Ball Center for Compassion in Portland Maine shares these words that we acknowledge and agree with:

We recognize and honor the current Tribes who comprise the Wabanaki Confederacy—the Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Maliseet, and Micmac peoples—who have stewarded this land throughout the generations.  We respect the traditional values of these Tribes and affirm their inherent sovereignty in this territory. We support their efforts for land and water protection and restoration, and for cultural healing and recovery. 

We pause in remembrance of the Tribes of the Wabanaki Confederacy whose lives and land were taken through genocidal strategies of colonial settlement of this land.

We pay respect to elders both past and present, and we commit to the ongoing work of decolonization in Maine and beyond.

At Camp Runoia, our recognition and respect goes out to the Penobscot Nation and the Wabanaki (Dawnland Confederacy) and the Abenaki people and all indigenous peoples of North America and the rest of the world.

Building Life Long Skills

Camp Runoia is an authentic, down to earth, caring sleepaway camp. 130 campers with 70+ adults helping to make the experience at camp genuine and safe. Most campers stay for one session and some come for the whole summer.


Runoia shaped my life.

Runoia made me the person I am today. Life skills I learned at camp apply to my career, my family and the integrity I have for every day life.

"Runoia was responsible for shaping my personality, my priorities, my inspirations and my aspirations."


Cape Elizabeth, Maine