At Birch Rock, a boys wilderness camp in Maine, we prepare every boy for their adventures in the wild or on the waters through skills they learn by signing up for activities like campcraft, nature, canoeing, biking, etc. All of our activities are structured to help our campers prepare themselves for the outdoors.
The boys learn to hone the skills they have learned on campus out in the wild under the watchful eye of experienced Trip Leaders. They return to camp more confident and comfortable in the great outdoors, and more confident and comfortable in their own skin as well.
The youngest boys get their first taste of camping by spending a night cooking dinner and sleeping out under the stars, all within five miles of camp.
“I really didn’t know what to expect when we started to set up the tents. But sleeping outside was really fun and the hot dog supper that I cooked myself was awesome! I can’t wait to do it again this summer!” -BRC camper
For pre-teens, there are 3 day/2 night hiking and camping adventures, often on parts of the Appalachian Trail and always in Maine or New Hampshire.
And the older boys head out for a 4 day/3 night camping expedition, often in the Rangely Lakes region of Maine.
“I didn’t think I could keep up with all that hiking. But, I did. We were so tired, so dirty, and so happy when we got back to camp. What an amazing sunset we saw from the top of that mountain.” -BRC camper
All Birch Rock trips are lead by the camp’s Trip Leaders, experienced outdoorsmen who know the trails well. Maine Inland Fish and Game trip leader certifications and Wilderness First Aid certifications are carried by all of our trip leaders. For our canoe trips, our leaders are Canoe Safety certified as well.