Camp Caribou for Boys

Winslow, Maine    

Lantern Review of Camp Caribou for Boys

Camp Caribou is a camp that can’t sit still. The fast-paced program, the enthusiastic counselors and directors, and the exciting wilderness trips each point to the vibrant, active Caribou spirit that enlivens the entire camp community. This is not to say that there is no depth to the summer experience at Caribou; just the opposite, in fact. This energetic place is grounded by a nurturing camp mom and charismatic camp dad in Bill and Martha Lerman. The roots grow even deeper in realizing that the Caribou legacy is now entering its third generation of family ownership, as Bill and Martha’s children continue to build and innovate the camp program.

Set under towering white pines on a peninsula of a quiet Maine lake, this camp is a visual stunner. There’s true substance behind the beautiful veneer here, however. Nine tennis courts, groomed sports fields, a hockey rink and new field house demonstrate the commitment to high-quality sports instruction at any level. Being at the footsteps of so many natural wonders in the Maine wilderness, Caribou also encourages the boys to find fun on the trail through optional whitewater canoe and rafting trips and hiking trips of up to three days.

The campers are scheduled to fifteen morning activities each week. After lunch, a more personal and almost throwback approach to scheduling allows campers to sit with the program staff to create their own afternoon’s program. The approach is personal, individual and empowering, helping the Caribou staff to better know each camper while allowing each camper to develop his own priorities at camp.

While Caribou is proud of its ability to innovate to meet the needs of today’s camper, it’s equally proud of its heritage of character development anchored by high standards for personal behavior and for sportsmanship, nurtured by well-trained, friendly counselors. The campers at Caribou are a lively and loyal bunch who find an attentive staff eager to celebrate each camper’s accomplishments.

Fast Facts

  • Boys Only
  • 240 Campers per Session
  • 7 weeks, 3 weeks
  • Founded in 1922
  • $$$$

Director's Message

Camp Caribou is an ideal summer camp program for boys. Positioned on our 200 acre camp in Maine, our traditional program for boys has been developed through three generations of the Lerman family. Our unique overnight summer camp program offers boys specialized sports instruction from professional staff, a warm spirited environment and fantastic facilities for both land and water sports. Camp Caribou is a summer camp program where boys can learn not only about themselves, but about the world around them. Are you looking for an unforgettable summer camp experience for your son? We’re getting excited for another wonderful summer together in Maine!

Program Highlights

  • 38 Activities
  • Team Sports
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Individual Activities
  • Tripping
  • Waterfront
  • Forest
  • Rural

Top 5 Activities

  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Soccer
  • Wilderness Trips
  • Woodshop

Travel Information

Bus, Plane, and Car. Bus pick up locations in lexington, MA, Larchmont, NY & Vernon, CT. Accompanied Flights from Philadelphia, Baltimore, Miami, & DC to Boston Logan International Airport Parent pick up and drop off


Camp Caribou for Boys

(508) 358-5050

(207) 872-9313

Bill Lerman