Summer Camps Overview
Camp Mechuwana runs a summer camping program from mid-June through mid-August. We have more than 40 different weekly camps including day camp, trip and travel camps, canoe camps, swim camps, music and theatre camps, special needs camp, creative arts camp, and much, much more.
Important: You must have a physical form signed by your doctor before coming to your week(s) of camp. If you need a form, you can download one here, or you can use another one provided by your school or other organization. You just need to have some sort of proof of a physical signed and brought to camp with you. If you have questions, please call the camp office at (207) 377-2924 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact the camp office if you want copies of the brochure mailed to you. You can email the office at email@example.com or call (207) 377-2924.
See you this summer!
We believe that no camper should be denied the opportunity to attend Mechuwana for financial reasons. Over the years, local churches have worked hard to provide financial assistance for their campers. Mechuwana will support that effort with camperships to those families in financial need.
If you are in need of assistance in sending someone to Mechuwana, please contact the camp office and ask for a scholarship application.
Summer Food Program
The application for free and reduced school meals has been vital to Mechuwana. We started this program eleven years ago as an experiment; since then we have received more than $111,233.00. This money goes directly into our food operations budget. It has been one of the key programs that has enabled us to keep the cost of camp down.
The forms are confidential and the information will only be used to determine eligibility. No one at camp will know who is eligible and who is not. It is important that everyone complete this form. Standards set for summer camps are lower than public schools so many who do not qualify at school will qualify here. You can find the form in the back of the camp brochure.
Thank you so much for taking the time to complete this form. As you can see it has made a great financial difference.
Norman R. Thombs, Director
Download the full 2019 summer brochure and registration form.
Note: Woods Crafts Camp week has changed. It will be held during the week of July 14-20 rather than in late June.
New 24-hour summer camp experience for girls in Grades 5-9. From July 13-14, we will have an event specifically designed for girls. Learn more about sign up today!
Full camps (not accepting additional registrations) as of June 17: Adult Special Needs, Mom/Child, You & Me, and Day Camp Week #5
There are some new camps as well as many of our traditional favorites again this year. We hope to see you this summer in Winthrop!
Also, don't forget about our year-round programs.
Arrival and check in for most camps is on Sunday from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M.
Interested in volunteering at camp during the summer?
If you are in grades 8-12, you can be a Youth Leader at camp this summer. All you have to do is attend a training this spring. Click here to download a registration form and learn more.
Do you have children ages 5 to 11? Are you looking for a great summer camp experience for them? Why not send them to a week or more of our Day Camp? Download the 2019 Day Camp brochure to learn more and to register.