Summer Camp 2020 Important
Regrettably, at this point, volunteer and staff Leadership
has made the decision to cancel week long resident camps for this summer.
We know how much many of you look forward to spending time at Camp Hinds,
so we will offer an alternative.
We will be offering several weekend opportunities in July
and early August, allowing Scouts to participate in merit badges and other
Scouting activities they would normally do in a weeklong setting.
The full statement from the council can be found here:
Welcome to Camp William
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 new 499
seat Dining Hall along with a new council office in the basement, Health
Lodge, Recreation Hall, Trading Post, Craftshop, Rotary 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 60 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 Scouts
BSA, to their fullest, here at Camp Hinds. The camp is
lead by a Camp Director, who works with an Support Services Director,
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 2020 camp administration.
* For information on the history of Camp Hinds, please visit the online
museum at http://www.friendsofhinds.org