Summer Camp

Campers at a Maine Childrens Home summer camp learning how to build a fireEach summer since 1967, The Maine Children’s Home Summer Camp Support Program has made the dream of attending a summer camp a reality for underprivileged children throughout Maine.

In partnership with several accredited summer camps, including Camp Susan Curtis, Camp Tracy, Fair Haven Camps, Camp Mechuwana, and Friends Camp, children are making new friends, learning new skills, building self-esteem and independence, and overcoming many of the hurdles they face while living in poverty.

As a nonprofit relying heavily on donor contributions, The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers needs the support of businesses and individuals to raise the $350-$500 per child for us to give deserving children an opportunity they would otherwise not have.

Please help make an experience at camp a reality for a Maine child by donating to our Summer Camp Support Program.

How to Apply

Our Summer Camp Support Program has changed. Families are encouraged to research and request applications from the summer camp of their choice (Camp Susan Curtis, Camp Tracy, Fair Haven Camps, Camp Mechuwana, and Friends Camp).  You do not have to apply to The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers to receive a campership. The Summer Camps will be requesting assistance directly from The Maine Children's Home to support funding spaces at their camps. We have made this change so it is a simpler process for families, and will allow us to add to the great efforts already underway by the individual camps.

Contact Us

If you would like to support The Maine Children’s Home Summer Camp Support Program or if you know of a child in need that could benefit from an overnight camping experience, please contact Rick Dorian at 207-873-4253 or by email.

Our Supporters


JMG logoJMG partners with Maine's public middle and high schools, community colleges, and university systems to help students reach their fullest potential. Each year, they choose a philanthropy project to help students give back to their local community. We were very fortunate that they have chosen us to raise funds for our Summer Camp Program! Through "Coins for Camp" JMG partnered schools are aiming to donate their spare change so more Maine children can go to camp each summer! 


Damon's logo

During the summer, we partner with Damon’s Beverage to send kids to summer camp. Anyone who goes to a participating Damon’s will have a chance to purchase a tent pinup for one dollar and all proceeds go to the Summer Camp Scholarship Program. Participating Damon’s locations include Augusta, Bangor, Skowhegan, and Waterville. 

Maine Childrens Home summer camp photos


Maine Childrens Home summer camp horseback riders
Photos courtesy Fairhaven, Mechuwana, and Susan Curtis camps