Where is Camp Crescent Cove?
Crescent Cove is located in the beautiful Sebago Lake region of Southern Maine, approx. 30 minutes northwest of Portland Maine and 2 ¼ hours North of Boston, Massachusetts. Camp Crescent Cove is situated on 80+ beautiful acres of tall pines, grass fields and overlooks Crescent Lake. Our sunsets are magical.
The climate is pleasant and the temperature varies warm days and cool evenings.
How can I get to Camp Crescent Cove?
You have two options if you are planning to fly to camp. Either Portland, Maine or Boston’s Logan Airport. Boston is approximately 2 1/2 hours from camp but may be more reasonably priced and has jet service from all airports around the country.
If you are flying into Boston’s Logan Airport, you can travel to Camp two different ways. Depending upon how many international staff will be arriving on your arrival day, you will either be picked up in Boston by a Camp Crescent Cove representative or you will need to take a bus to Portland, Maine where you will be met by a Camp staff member.
If you are flying into New York, you need to get a bus to Portland, Maine. The bus ride from New York to Portland is approximately 7 hours. You will be met at the Portland bus station by a Camp Crescent Cove staff member.
How do I prepare for camp?
Upon confirmation of placement at Camp Crescent Cove for the upcoming summer you will receive a suggested packing list and transportation questionnaire.
Where do Counselors live?
Our cabins are bright and modern; fully equipped with showers, sinks, toilets, hot water and electricity. There are screens on all the windows and doors. Most cabins have twin size wooden bunk beds. You can un-pack all your clothes into closets and cubbies.
What are the facilities like?
We are settled on the shores of the crystal clear, warm waters of Crescent Lake. Its sandy bottom is inviting for all levels of swimmers. We are fortunate to enjoy the sunset every night over its waters. Crescent Cove has inviting green fields to run on, many athletic courts to play on and numerous craft areas to experiment in. Our large buildings are enhanced with beautiful native knotty pine walls and electricity. On rainy days we are fortunate to have so many buildings that classes can proceed as normal.
Will I have internet and phone access?
Wireless internet access is available in select areas of camp. Phones are not allowed in bunks.
How will I do my laundry?
Laundry is done 1x a week. You can expect to pack enough clothes for 10 days.
What are the duties of a Camp Crescent Cove Counselor?
All of our counselors provide instruction in a particular area but flexibility is important, as no two days at camp are the same. Counselors could find themselves doing anything from leading new activities to preparing for one of our special events like The Olympics or our Waterfront Carnival. After dinner, all on-duty counselors help run our camp-wide evening program. Counselors then return to their cabins to prepare the campers for “lights out” at 9:00pm. Counselors who are on-duty receive free time in the evening and return to their cabins at 11:00pm.
How is the food?
We prepare, cook and bake all of our meals. We have wonderful head chefs followed by prep-cooks and their assistants. There is a large breakfast bar in the morning, which compliments the assorted cereals, and hot breakfast meal on each cabin table. Campers and staff eat family style. For lunch and dinner we offer a wide selection of choices from our salad bar, a main meal on the tables, a PB&J bar, soups and vegetarian alternatives. We are sensitive to dietary needs and will try to accommodate your needs with advance notice.
Each counselor will have one day off each week, except for the first and last week of camp. Our location allows for staff members to go to Maine’s beaches, the White Mountains of New Hampshire or other sites on their time off. Additionally, counselors generally have two evenings off each week, from which they must return by 1:00am.
Will there be transportation provided on days/nights off?
Yes, we will provide transportation for staff members who do not have vehicles at camp. They will have the opportunity to go off camp property on their days and nights off. We encourage you to take time off camp and enjoy the sights of Maine. The coastline has many fine towns and beaches and nearby is a popular recreational area for hiking.
Does Crescent Cove offer internship credit?
We are happy to work with you and your college or university to help you gain school credit for your time spent working with us at Crescent Cove. Find more info HERE
What are the personal policies I need to know?
We do not have a uniform at camp with the exception of a staff shirt (provided for you) on certain days. We ask that you wear clothing appropriate for your activity area. All staff members must maintain a well-kept personal appearance.
How is salary determined?
Our salaries are competitive within the industry. In addition to salary, staff members are provided free room and board, weekly laundry service and wifi access in select areas.