Welcome to Camp William Hinds
Camp Hinds is located on over 300 acres of land on Panther
Pond in Raymond, Maine. Less than an hour outside of Portland, Panther
Pond is part of the Sebago Lakes Region of Maine. Camp Hinds is owned
and maintained by the Pine Tree Council, Boy Scouts of America.
The camp was founded in 1927*, and over the years has
grown to include a number of facilities and buildings including a 300+
seat Dining Hall, Health Lodge, Recreation Hall, Trading Post, Craftshop,
Messer Training Center, High and Low Ropes Course and waterfront areas.
Several buildings are used for year round camping but Camp Hinds is used
primarily as a traditional resident summer camp. When not serving as a
summer camp, various Scout units for the area can be found utilizing its
many campsites and buildings throughout the fall, winter and spring months.
Camp Hinds has a trained staff of approximately 55 Scouts
and Scouters. Our camp staff are all registered members of the Boy Scouts
of America and our mission is to help promote the aims and methods of Boy
Scouting, to their fullest, here at Camp Hinds. The camp
is lead by a Camp Director, who works with a Program Director and the Camp
Ranger. Each of our program and support areas are overseen by an
Area Director, many of whom have attended the National Camping School program
for training specific to their job. Camp Hinds is routinely inspected and
meets the standards set down by the B.S.A. National Office for an Accredited
Boy Scout Summer Camp. Our staff will assist and try to accommodate your
needs in every way possible, so do not hesitate to ask for assistance.
Occasionally, it may be necessary to shift or rearrange program plans or
campsites to accommodate everyone, but this will only be done when no other
alternative is possible and when it is in the best interest of the Scouts
and the program.
For more informaton contact the 2016 camp administration.
* For information on the history of Camp Hinds, please visit the online
museum at http://www.friendsofhinds.org