2019 Summer Camp Early Registration will open MARCH 1

We have begun updating the camp lsitings for the 2019 summer camp. The traditional camp listings are up to date and the specialty and Acadia Teen camp offerrings are posted, though not all descriptions are complete yet.

Learn More about the early registration process

Please contact us with any questions you may have.  We look forward to meeting you and your campers this summer!

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2019 Summer Camp Programs

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Letter from the Camp Director

Hi, I’m new here! 

My name is Matt Cornish, and consider this my smiling handshake as I join the community of Camp Beech Cliff.  I am so delighted and excited to join this community, to meet you all, and to play a role in the amazing work Camp Beech Cliff has been doing for so many years.  My wife, Melissa, my daughter Imogen, and I are thrilled that we can now call Mount Desert Island home, and we are looking forward to the chance to work with the amazing children, parents, and teens who we have heard so much about in a place that clearly values the connection that we all have while living in this beautiful location. 

I so look forward to the opportunity to meet you; the parents, campers, staff, alumni, and many, many others who have a deep love for Camp Beech Cliff and the amazing work we do.  Please stop by and say hello, or if we bump into each other at the grocery store, don’t be shy.  Heck, come take a walk up the waterfront hill with me.  You are the reason we do what we do, and I can’t wait to learn more about you.

Thank you for welcoming us to this giant family.  I hope that we can continue to make Camp Beech Cliff a place of fun, learning, and life changing moments for many years to come. 

Matt Cornish, Camp Director

Here’s what some of our camper families have to say… 

This is our child’s fourth summer at CBC and each year he seems to like it more and more. You have created a welcoming and supportive atmosphere. You also keep adding on new and innovative options for the campers. We are so pleased and impressed! ” – Parent GF
On Family Fun Day, I just loved witnessing Starburst ‘nature time’, watching all the kids have time to do projects of their own choosing and just be out in the woods. Rachel Carson (author of A Sense of Wonder) is smiling down on you guys for sure!!” – Parent RP
My kids loved the campfire cookout specialty camp. Something about the group clicked with them…Camp is not a comfortable or preferred activity but they have been going to summer camps in general since preschool. I can honestly say this was their best week ever.” – Parent HT
My son had a wonderful time at the Quasar Camp! Thanks to all the counselors and staff – he wants to come back next year…” – Parent KH
My children LOVE their Camp Beech Cliff! I know they take so much more away from their summer experiences because of this wonderful camp. Both my children come home singing songs they have learned at camp. Many an evening they will begin a sentence with, ‘guess what I learned at camp today?’” – Parent MM