At Camp Agawam, a boy learns to become his best self. Through a structured seven-week program filled with opportunities for leadership, teamwork, and healthy competition in a digital-free environment, boys develop the character traits they need to play a positive role in their communities.
Each boy leaves camp with new skills, new friends, and a new sense of his own capacity, and becomes part of a dedicated alumni network that extends around the globe. Since 1919, the values of sportsmanship, service to others, and stewardship of the natural world have been at the heart of the Agawam experience, which takes place each summer on a 125 acre lakeside campus in Maine.
Key facts about Camp Agawam:
- Enrollment is approximately 130 boys from around the world
- Campers are between the ages of eight and 15 years
- 7-week camp program (we may offer younger new campers the opportunity to try camp out by participating in a 3.5-week session)
- 125-acre campus on the shores of beautiful Crescent Lake
- Picturesque waterfront spans 1,800 feet of beach and shoreline
- Program includes water and land sports, creative and performing arts, wilderness trips, camp craft
- Over 75% of our campers return each summer
Founded in 1919, Agawam is a traditional residential camp for boys located on beautiful Crescent Lake in Raymond, Maine. Our rustic campus offers a unique combination of woods and athletic fields. Agawam offers a range of activities from sports (tennis, basketball, lacrosse, soccer, baseball) to water based activities (swimming, sailing, canoeing, windsurfing) to nature and outdoor based activities (wilderness tripping, camp craft, high and low ropes course) to the creative and performing arts (woodshop, arts & crafts, music) to traditional target sports (archery, riflery).
Camp Agawam is and always has been a camp centered on character and youth development. Boys certainly have a lot of fun while they learn and hone activity skills, but the real value of a summer at Agawam is the personal development and growth in character, leadership and responsibility. An Agawam summer is about building relationships, working on interpersonal and communcation skills while “unplugged” from the pressures of electronics and social media.
Camp Agawam is governed by the Agawam Council Board of Directors. In 1985, Agawam Council was formed as a non-profit corporation to ensure that Agawam would continue to thrive as a summer camp after the retirement of former Directors and Owners, Dave and Peg Mason. The Agawam Council Board of Directors helps oversee the camping programs we provide, and works with our Camp Director to ensure an outstanding camp experience for our campers.