AMC Echo Lake Camp, Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, Maine

Trip dates: Saturday, August 25, 2018 12:00 AM to Saturday, September 1, 2018 12:00 AM

Enjoy AMC Echo Lake Camp and all Acadia National Park has to offer one kid age 15 and under FREE per paying adult the week of August 25 - September 1.

Echo Lake, just outside Acadia National Park, has platform tents with canvas sides equipped with cots, blankets, mattresses and pillows, a full-service dining hall with three meals a day, a recreation hall and library with comfy chairs and a fire, and flush toilets and running hot and cold water as well as hot showers and a bath, handicapped accessible. There is a volleyball court, basketball net, swimming floats and boating dock with canoes, kayaks, rowboats, three sunfish and a windsurfer for communal use. The large deck outside the dining hall offers spectacular views of the lake and the cliffs.

There are hikes led by experienced hike leaders daily and walks with the camp's naturalist. There are two outdoor meals each week: the lobster cookout at Thompson Island and the mussel picnic held at the camp. Each week campers travel by boat to Baker Island in Frenchman's Bay and explore this remote, uninhabited site. Evening programs are offered including square dancing, Bingo, informative slide shows and a final Talent Night on the last night of camp. Some campers pick a few activities to be involved in while others do it all! Parents'are responsible to supervise their own kids, however, there is plenty to occupy kids of all ages four and older (camp is not appropriate for kids under 4 or for pets).

Info/Reservations: http://www.amcecholakecamp.org/visit.php Questions? Call or email camp managers, Elly and Scott Preston, managers@amcecholakecamp.org, 615-630-0106.

Testimonials

  • "Rustic and wonderful in the true spirit of Appalachian Mountain Club camps and huts. This place has been around for 90 years."

Trip details

Trip region: 
Maine, Downeast and Acadia
Trip state: 
ME
Leader: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)

Jeanne has led trips for 45+ years for summer camps, college outings, Sierra Club, and AMC. Currently Jeanne heads up AMC Boston Family Outings and loves getting families and kids outdoors. Jeanne also leads for AMC Adventure Travel, having led to Switzerland and Peru/Machu Picchu.

Trip location: 
AMC Echo Lake Camp, Acadia National Park, Mt. Desert Island, Maine
Keywords: 
AMC ECHO LAKE CAMP, ACADIA NATIONAL PARK, MOUNT DESERT ISLAND, MAINE
Status: 
Open
Trip country: 
USA
Trip difficulty: 
Easy

Audiences

Families
Run until filled: 
No

Registration

Registration required: 
Yes

Fees

$690.00
$762.00
$588.00
$650.00
$450.00
$506.00
Fee includes: 
For this last week of camp, August 25 - September 1, any paying adult guest may bring one child age 15 and under FREE. This offer is good for all Echo Lake Camp guests, old time campers and first time campers. Rates include AMC program charge and Maine me

Special types

Happenings: 
No
X Happenings: 
No
Volunteer: 
No
Instruction: 
No
First timers: 
Yes
Conservation: 
No
New members: 
Yes
Advance notice: 
Yes
Special notice: 
No
Creation date: 
2018-03-23 06:35:42.0
Last updated: 
2018-03-23 06:38:40.713