Getting to Camp

Please drop off at camp at 8:45 a.m. and pick up at 3:45 p.m.

If your child will be late or absent, please call the camp office: 359-4900.


From Blue Hill: Take Route 15 South over Caterpillar Hill, past Eggemoggin Country Store to the stop sign. Take a right, staying on Route 15 South (about 1⁄4 mile), then bear right onto Herrick Road. Travel Herrick Road for 3/10 mile. Turn right onto Camp Lane. Travel straight until you come to our parking area. Please drive slowly.

From Deer Isle: Go over the bridge and take the first paved road on your left, which is Herrick Road. Follow for 3/10 mile and turn right onto Camp Lane. Travel straight until you come to our parking area. Please drive slowly.

Take the Bus

We have coordinated with Brown’s Busing, LLC to devise the bus schedule and stops for the 2021 season. Due to road closures taking place this summer, times may vary. The following schedule is up to date, thank you!

Old Brooksville Fire House, Varnumville Rd.               

8:05 a.m.        3:55 p.m.

Penobscot Community School                                            

7:45 a.m.        4:10-4:15 p.m.               

The Blue Hill Consolidated School                                   

7:25-7:35 a.m.        4:30 p.m.              

Sedgwick Elementary School                                               

8:20 a.m.        3:45 p.m.

Brooklin School                                                                         

8:00 a.m.        4:00 p.m.       

Deer Isle Stonington High School                                       

7:30 a.m.        4:25 p.m.

Questions? Please contact us at or call 359-4900.

Parents please remember:

  • It is very important that the campers arrive at the bus stop on time and that a parent/guardian stays with your child until they get on the bus and should be waiting when your child gets off the bus. We will not leave a child unattended but our counselors are not intended to be responsible for campers until they get on the bus in the morning. Similarly, our counselors are not intended to be responsible for campers once campers get off the bus in the afternoon.
  • Bus drivers have final authority on the bus.
  • In order to provide space for everyone who wants/needs bus transportation, please notify us of your decision about riding the bus no later than three days before each week begins. If you signed up for transportation during registration, you do not have to contact us unless your plans change.
  • The NDC Code of Conduct applies to transportation as well as to camp facilities.
  • If your child’s transportation to or from camp changes (for example, your child needs to get off the bus in Sedgwick instead of Blue Hill one day because they are going over to a friend’s after camp), please contact us at the camp office.
Camp Weather
December 5, 2021
Mostly clear
Mostly clear
real feel: 34°F
current pressure: 30 in
humidity: 57%
wind speed: 4 mph NW
wind gusts: 9 mph
There is no better testimonial than a child’s beaming face and that’s what my grandson, 8 years old, had every day he came home from his first summer at Nichols Day Camps. He loved his counselors, made friends, and generally had a blast swimming and playing sports, the things he most enjoys doing. The camp is run efficiently and safely, in a beautiful setting on Walker Pond, with lots of choices in activities rain or shine, and is a real bargain for the happy summers it provides. Sincere thanks to all involved for making my grandson’s summer so wonderful – he wants to come back every year now.
Leslie Knowlton