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 new 499 seat Dining Hall along with a new STEAM center and 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 2019 camp administration.

 Dean B. Zaharis
Camp Director
Scott Martin
Camp Ranger

* For information on the history of Camp Hinds, please visit the online museum at http://www.friendsofhinds.org 

Last Update: September 25, 2019