Lantern Review of Camp Vega

It’s fitting that within this pristine environment that the daily pressures that come with just being a girl melt away. Camp Vega, set along a picturesque Maine lake in a secluded corner of its nearly 300 acres of pine forest, feels like the safe, welcoming arms that so many girls crave. In many ways, it’s like a family with whom you are free to be yourself and who become your biggest cheerleaders.

A well-devised program starts weeks before camp when each camper is asked to consider and choose her activities. In doing so, the campers and their families are empowered to choose those activities that are important to them while giving each girl a running start once she arrives at camp. The wide-range of activities are equally spread among land and water programs with participation grouped by ages, helping to foster friendships and improve skill development.

The charming cabins and activity areas blend beautifully into the stunning grounds of soaring pines and sandy beaches. Once inside a cabin, the girls find modernized and comfortable summer homes. More importantly, these cabins become the basis for the friendships that create such a sincere loyalty to Vega. More than 95% of campers return year after year; a remarkable rate that reflects the counselors determination to help the girls become supportive allies for one another, while embracing each girl’s emerging independence.

One of the many traditions at Vega, Sunset Circle, might best illustrate the tight bonds that form each summer. This weekly all-camp campfire is at once joyful, inspirational, and touching. It is an intentional program designed to foster gratitude and appreciation within the camp family. Many camps strive to develop a family-feel similar to what Vega does so well. Without question, Vega’s longtime family legacy helps it create this warm atmosphere; an atmosphere that’s happy, encouraging and accepting.

Fast Facts

  • Girls Only
  • 280 Campers per Session
  • 7-weeks
  • Founded in 1936
  • $$$

Director's Message

We consistently hear from our campers, alumnae and parents that Vega is the one place where girls feel they can truly be themselves. Vega will become your daughter’s summer home – a place where she will be supported and loved by a tight-knit community with nearly 80 years of tradition, be able to take risks and try new things in a safe environment, learn the importance of kindness and working as a team, practice gratitude, and perhaps most importantly, be herself.

Program Highlights

  • 15 Activities
  • Team Sports
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Individual Activities
  • Drama
  • Tripping
  • Waterfront
  • Academic
  • Forest
  • Rural

Top 5 Activities

  • Tennis
  • Waterskiing
  • Dance
  • Gymnastics
  • Equestrian

Travel Information

Chaperoned flights from JFK, PHL, FLL, BWI and LAX to PWM or BOS. Families can meet us at PWM or BOS to join a group. Chaperoned motor coach from Westchester and Boston Metro.


Camp Vega

(207) 685-3707

(800) 838-8342

Kyle and Emily Courtiss