Mount Vernon Kids
1218 Pond Rd., Mount Vernon
Divided into six campuses—three for girls, three for boys—with names like Kennebago, Acadia, and Sequoia, Camp Laurel welcomes 240 girls and 240 boys between the ages of seven and fifteen to its Maine campus every summer. Camp life here is what you think of when you think of a storied Maine sleepaway camp (Laurel was founded in 1949, although originally in another location). After wake-up and breakfast, there’s a campus-wide meeting, called Cove. Then cabin cleanup, three morning activities, lunch, and rest, followed by a few more activity periods. After dinner every night, there’s some kind of programming—theater productions, sports leagues, group games—and an evening snack. And every fifth day is “special event day,” which is sometimes a trip off-campus. Laurel is a full-summer camp only.