Cabins for Common Ground 2016 are FULL. If you are interested in tenting, we can accomodate you.

You and your family are welcome to stay at Friends Camp during your trip to the Common Ground Fair

We are open for you stay with us on the nights of  September 22, 23, 24 and 25, 2016.

Friends Camp offers overnight lodging, breakfast and dinner on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Common Ground Fair weekend, which is always the third weekend after Labor day. We set aside cabins for families with children, cabins for groups of individual males/females and co-ed cabins for groups. Please bring sleeping bags/bedding and pillows. Friends Camp is 19 miles from the fair.

We will start taking reservations and payments on the second Monday in August. To complete your reservation, look for the Registration Form Link at the bottom of this page.

We have five cabins with bathrooms, fourteen rustic cabins with bathrooms that are nearby. We have room for twenty-eight tents, trailers, or RV’s. Friends Camp is a non-smoking and alcohol-free.

2016 Cabin Rates:

Adult and youth age seven and up $35.19 per night plus 8% tax for a total of $38.00.
Children 4-6 years old $18.52 per night plus 8% tax for a total of $20.00.

Cabins with with a bathroom are an additional $10 per person, per night.

Children age three or under are FREE.

2016 Tenting Rates:

Adult or youth age seven and up, tenting $29.63 per night plus 8% tax for a total of $32.00.
Children age 4-6, tenting $16.67 per night plus 8% tax for a total of $18.00.
Children age three or under are FREE.

These rates include one night and two meals. Please note that there are no discounts for lodging without meals. Click HERE to view a Map of the Camp Grounds.  A few camping sites have an electric hook up.

Please Mail Checks to: Friends Camp, 25 Burleigh Street, Waterville, ME 04901 USA


Please arrive at Friends Camp between 2 PM and 9 PM to get your cabin or tenting assignment. If you arrive after 9 PM please visit the Big Bird Dining Hall registration desk to find cabin or tenting assignment. Please clean out and clean up your cabin or tent or RV before 2 PM on the day you are leaving.

For more information please contact Nat Shed, Director at 207-445-2361 (August) or 207-873-3499 (September) or by e-mail at Your housing reservation will not be confirmed until you have mailed the full payment to Friends Camp, 25 Burleigh Street, Waterville, ME 04901 USA.

During the fair weekend you are welcome to call the directors cell phone at 207-877-1963. If you cancel your reservation prior to September 15th or any reason, you can request a full refund. No refunds will be given to anyone who cancels on or after September 15th.

For more information about the MOFGA Fair visit:


Friends Camp:

729 Lakeview Drive, South China, Maine 04358 USA

Common Ground Fair Weekend Individual and Family Registration Form


Common Ground Fair Weekend Payment

**Within a few days of registering, you will receive an invoice for the amount due.
Contact us with any questions.


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