Questions about waterfront time?

Some of the most frequently asked questions from prospective campers and parents are: "What activities are available at waterfront? What does waterfront look like? How do you stay safe?" Check out this video to learn a little bit more about our waterfront on China Lake. Keep in mind that the Friends Camp philosophy values camper choice. Some campers like to canoe during waterfront. Others learn to sail, swim, chill on the dock, play cards with friends, play volleyball, read a book, use a sketchbook, or play ping pong. When they first arrive to Friends Camp, campers do a "swim check" with their cabin group. Our waterfront director assesses campers' swimming abilities and assigns them to either the deep or shallow swim area. This method of checks helps us ensure that campers are taking appropriate challenges while being safe in the swim area. Swimmers and boaters use the buddy system at camp, and we keep track of buddies using buddy tags and checks every 15 minute.

Questions about waterfront time?2018-02-01T13:36:19+00:00

Seeking Assistant Director & Summer Office Manager (2 jobs)

Seeking Summer Assistant Director For the first time in 18 years, Friends Camp is seeking a new Assistant Director for the summer of 2018. The core purpose of this position is to assist the Camp Director in the overall management and safety of Friends Camp and to act as the primary leadership and responsible individual when the Director is on a day off or away from camp. Friends Camp is a residential camp in South China, Maine founded in Quaker values. Some experience in a summer camp setting is a must, but we care more about your specific interests, skills, and personality than the number of years you have worked in camping. Skills required include communication with children and families, an ability to see the “big picture” at camp, passion for working with youth from many backgrounds, organization of schedules and large group activities, and desire to coach and assist counselors in their work. The ideal candidate will be someone who is eager to learn about the culture at Friends Camp, works well with our camp director, and wants to bring their own style & flair to the position. We can't wait to meet you! This position is full-time, residential, summer-only position, with competitive compensation for 10 weeks. This could be a good fit for an experienced counselor looking to gain experience in camp management, a teacher looking for meaningful and fun summer work, or anyone who wants to make a difference leading in an intentional summer camp community. To apply for this position, visit the employment page of this website. With questions, contact our camp director Anna at or 207-445-2361. Seeking Summer Office Manager General responsibilities include managing office tasks over the summer [...]

Seeking Assistant Director & Summer Office Manager (2 jobs)2018-01-12T22:24:56+00:00

Thank you, Jeff! Our assistant director “retires.”

With immense gratitude, I share that our long-time assistant director and summer office manager Jeff Adelberg won’t be back at camp in 2018—at least full time. He is looking forward to spending time in his cozy, new home in Holliston, MA with his lovely wife Tess and beagle Hazel. It is difficult to put into words the impact Jeff has had on Friends Camp over his 18 summers on staff, because his work has touched just about everyone and everywhere at camp. He has served as an office innovator, a guiding hand to counselors, the maker of many campfires, the mastermind behind many crazy themed days, and always a gentle and delightfully unique presence. We look forward to opportunities to celebrate Jeff in the coming months. Jeff and Hazel promise to visit camp this summer for some evening games, waterfront days, and cookies. Jeff would love for his many friends from camp to be in touch with him in the coming months and years. You can find him on Facebook, or email him at  Jeff especially needs advice on what “normal” people do in the summer. Invite him to your backyard barbecue? Thank you, Jeff, for all the big and little ways in which you have loved Friends Camp over the years. - Anna, Camp Director

Thank you, Jeff! Our assistant director “retires.”2018-01-12T16:00:22+00:00
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