Our Mission: To instill in our peninsula area youth a lifelong passion for outdoor recreational and educational experiences.

2019 Annual Appeal

Without the amazing people that make up the Nichols community, from both close and far, none of this would be possible. Your donations and support allow us to continue to provide area youth with a wholesome, welcoming environment in the beautiful Maine outdoors. You can find our 2019 Annual Appeal here!

River is in the house!

River explores new programming possibilities with Colby and Hannah from Way of the Earth School in East Blue Hill.

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2020 Sessions Cancelled Due to COVID-19

Dear Nichols Friends and Family,

We are so sad to announce that  due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all sessions of  the 2020 camp season are cancelled. With summer fast approaching and so many uncertainties laying ahead, we could not in good conscience risk the health and safety of our staff, campers and community. We have looked at our different options carefully and are truly heartbroken to have to make this announcement. We know how important camp is to the summer plans of both campers and their families and realized that the sooner we made this decision the fewer uncertainties you and your families would have to face as we get closer to June.

All current registrations will receive full refunds via mailed checks. Please make sure we have your correct address so that we can get you your refund. Login to your Campdocs account to double check and, if needed, update your mailing address. You may also email Marti at office@nicholsdaycamps.org to let her know of any changes. If you have a remaining balance with us from previous years you can still make payments via Campdoc or send a check directly to us at PO Box 420, Blue Hill, ME 04614.

The Trustees of Nichols Day Camps are already looking ahead to the summer of 2021, eager to have our waterfront full of laughing and smiling faces once again. We hope you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy in the coming months. For any further questions, comments or concerns please contact River Plouffe Vogel, Camp Director, at 1-207-812-5213 or by email campdirector.nicholsdaycamps@gmail.com.

We can hear the echoes of summer laughter!

Jackson and Marti sneaking in a hike at camp between endless rounds of snow/sleet/rain/wind events.

First day of Camp!

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2020 Session dates and Tuition rates

Our session arrangement has changed this year due to local schools getting out so late. Please double check the session dates!

Session A June 22 – June 26
Resident $212.50
Non-Resident $312.50

Session B June 29 – July 3
Resident $212.50
Non-Resident $312.50

Session 1 July 6 – July 17
Resident $425
Non-Resident $625

Session 2 July 20 – July 31
Resident $425
Non-Resident $625

Session 3 August 3 – August 14
Resident $425
Non-Resident $625

Hancock Country “Resident” Definition:
Child must attend school in Hancock county to qualify for in-county rates.

Special circumstances such as: transitions due to changes in guardianship, divorce, adoption, health and homelessness of guardians or parents may be given one-time consideration. Please contact office if you have a special circumstance.

Sailing at Nichols Day Camps