Back in 1926, Chief and Onie Brewster chose this spot carefully. They were determined to build on a hillside, so that just getting around camp would be good exercise. And they had their hearts set on a western view of a lake, for breathtaking views of the setting sun.
So Birch Rock Camp – an overnight camp in Waterford Maine – nestles in the pine forest on the eastern hill rising above Lake McWain. The structures are classic Maine — snowy white cabins with forest green trim. The main Lodge, lovingly restored in 1995, is the hub of camp life. The 12 Lower Camp cabins for the younger boys have names like Chipmunk Hole and Hilton. Upper Camp has 4 cabins for senior boys, including Pete’s Palace and Owl’s Perch.
All our buildings — the health lodge, office, library, boathouse, swim cabins, and more — are rustic, charming and first-rate. Camp staff and trustees continually maintain, restore or build new facilities. Buildings from the 1920’s and new construction blend seamlessly at camp. Old-timers as well as new camp families see that our stewardship of the facilities reflects the seriousness of Birch Rock management.