An activity at Pine Island Camp, a boys summer camp in Maine.

Dates, Tuition & Policies

"I believe that this past summer at Pine Island was, quite simply, one of the most important experiences in our son's life and one of the best investments we could have made in his future."
–Pine Island Parent

2022 Season Dates and Tuition

Pine Island accepts 90 boys each season. We have had a great deal of interest already from new families, and we expect to have more applications than we will have spots available. Returning camp families may register beginning in September. Registration opens to new camp families on October 15.


Pine Island Camp runs a single six-week session beginning on the fourth Friday of June. Our 2022 season will open on Friday, June 24, 2022 and close on Sunday, August 7, 2022.


Tuition for the 2022 season is $9500 if registered by November 30th, $9750 if registered after November 30th, and $10,000 if enrolled in the Expedition Camp program. All families also pay $200 towards an incidental account (any unused portion of this account is refunded at the end of the September). We offer a sibling discount of $500 per additional child. Our payment schedule is as follows:

  • To reserve your child's place at camp, a nonrefundable deposit of $750 is due with your son's completed registration form.
  • On February 1, half of the remaining tuition is due.
  • On May 1, the tuition balance and incidental account deposit are due.

Need to arrange a different payment schedule? Contact Sumner Ford as soon as possible.  No allowance or reduction will be made for late arrival or early departure without the director's prior consent.  

Pine Island Camp also offers partial and full scholarships to families who are not able to pay the full tuition. Scholarship funds are limited, so if you are interested in this option we encourage you to contact Sumner Ford as soon as possible.

Policies for Enrolled Campers

Expectations and Standards

The camper and parents agree to abide by all of the rules and policies established by Pine Island Camp (the Camp), including without limitation those relating to enrollment and withdrawal, and agree that trust, communication, honesty and integrity are keys to a successful Camp community.


If a camper withdraws before May 1, all tuition and fees, excluding the $750 non-refundable deposit, will be refunded. After May 1, half of the tuition and fees, excluding the $750 non-refundable deposit, will be refunded. Parents are responsible for the entire tuition if a camper withdraws after June 1. If camp is cancelled due to COVID-19, all payments are fully refundable.

Dismissal of Camper

At the sole discretion of the Director, the Camp, reserves the right to send home at any time during the season, without tuition reduction or refund, any camper whose behavior or demeanor is determined by the Director to be unacceptable or detrimental to the best interests of the Camp or Camp community.

Code of Conduct

The Camp does not tolerate physical or psychological abuse or punishment of any kind. Bullying and other forms of harassment or abuse will result in disciplinary action, which may include dismissal, at the discretion of the director.

Medical Care

Parents hereby grant the Camp permission to provide onsite routine medical care (including, but not limited to, treatment of minor wounds and illnesses). Parents hereby grant the Camp permission to obtain non-routine medical care (including, but not limited to, dental, orthodontic, and optical care) from qualified medical professionals where necessary. Parents also hereby grant the Camp and its employees to provide and/or consent to emergency medical procedures at any location during the Camp season without prior notification to the parents. Parents are responsible for all medically related expenses incurred on behalf of their child that are not delivered by camp staff.

Permission to Participate

Parents hereby grant their son permission to participate in Camp activities, excursions, and wilderness trips.  Parents acknowledge that Camp programs will take place in outdoor and wilderness settings and that there is a risk of serious physical injury inherent in participation in programs in such settings.

Force Majeur

The Camp is not responsible for delayed commencement, early termination, non-operation of any camp program, or other itinerary changes caused by weather, unusual water levels, strikes, political or diplomatic changes or other causes beyond the Camp's control.


Parents hereby grant the Camp permission to copyright or publish photographs, movies, videos, letters or tape recordings of their son and to use those images in camp publications, promotional materials, camp website, and any other camp-related promotional materials or projects. Children will not be identified by name on the website or in the brochure.


The Camp is not responsible for camper's belongings or equipment while in transit or at Camp.


Campers are allowed to bring portable listening devices with them to Camp; however, campers MAY NOT bring cell phones and they MAY NOT use any electronic devices to play games or watch video of any kind.  Any electronic devices being misused will be impounded until the end of the season.


Apart from our farewell celebration at the end of the Camp season, to which all are invited, the Camp does not have a scheduled visiting day. However, parents are welcome to arrange a visit to Camp at any time during the season, provided such is arranged with the director before visiting.* The Camp cannot provide housing for visitors.
*Visitation may be limited or not allowed at all depending upon COVID-19 restrictions.

Non Discrimination

It is the Camp's policy to admit campers without regard to race, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, or ethnic origin.

Pine Island is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.