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Camp Fernwood Cove
summer camp
Harrison, ME
Type:  Overnight
Gender:  Girls
Focus:  Traditional
Website:  fernwoodcove.com external link
Website:  fernwoodcove.com external link
Winter Phone:  (207) 583-2381
Summer Phone:  207-583-2381
Accreditation:  American Camp Association
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Rating: 4.4 out of 5 based on 45 reviews.

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 3/19/13   5     5     5     5     5   FC has totally changed my life!!! It's awesome!!! Not sure why people didn't like it!! Never met a mean person there. The counselors were great! As a younger camper I never felt that the older kids had more privileges! Can't wait for a third summer of lazy Sundays, color war, shower runs, fluff, crocs ( they're ugly but no one at camp cares!), green and white there's too many great things to list! I LOVE FC!! The only prob is the food isn't amazing but it's so worth it! FC is defiantly my summer home!!! Go there!! I LOVE CAMP!!! And aardvarks with apple carts whatever that means!! RID: 44013
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 8/14/12   5     5     5     5     5   We have had the most fantastic experience sending our daughter to Fernwood Cove the past 2 summers. She started in the youngest group and hopes to be there for as many years as possible. The directors are genuinely wonderful and caring people. The activities and facilities are top rate, but the caring and dedicated counselors and the campers themselves are what make Fernwood Cove so special. Visiting day has now become my favorite day of the year! I really enjoy meeting all of my daughters counselors and getting to know her special summer friends better.She was so proud to perform for us in Glee Jr and show us her archery, climbing and waterskiing skills. She has come home again this year, a more confident, empathetic and independent girl after her time spent at camp. There is good reason why this camp has such a high camper return rate. We love Fernwood Cove and can't wait for Summer 2013! RID: 42373
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 8/13/12   3     4     2     1     1   Grossly disappointed by lack of organization.On visiting day,100s of parents in attendance, we were left with our child to be our guide to the various displays of activities, which took place simultaneously.We were never properly introduced to her counsellors, it was a true free for all.We had no feedback whatsoever.My younger kids attend a day camp in our hometown, we receive weekly calls on their progress (both socially and athletically).Too much freedom was left in the hands of the 8-10 year olds,little structure,and limited space in popular sports. Older kids got 1st dibs. What kind of summer camp,with full on lake access does not provide swimming lessons for the entire session?Outdoor free play in the water?i.e for younger children.On visiting day, camp directors were more concerned with promoting return campers,going into grave detail on early registration discounts,rather than camper accomplishments.We came away with little sense of the Fernwood experience.Not worth the cost. RID: 42354
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 3/18/12   5     5     5     5     5   My 2 daughters have attended since they were 7. This summer will be our 5th. They have come to see FC as their summer family. The camp is small and well run. Due to its size, can call owners or dorm mothers anytime. Have been 1 of 2 Black fams that have attended over past 5 years. Our girls have never felt uncomfortable; something that parents of color often worry about. Counselors come from # of countries which adds to diversity. Our girls have always felt safe to try new things and push themselves. I wanted a camp they could continue to attend as they got older + began attending academic smmr pgrms in MS which made the 8wk camps out of the ?. I didn't want a session camp where the camp offers 2 weeks increments. I wanted a camp that mimicked the full season camp experience as much as possible. FC is a true half season camp. @ FC all girls begin on opening day and all girls leave on closing day. My daughters can look forward to seeing the same friends each summer. I highly recommend. RID: 40554
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 6/11/11   5     5     5     5     5   This will be my fourth year at fernwood cove!!! It is probably my favorite place in the world! I do not understand what people are saying about little kids being treated unfairly. i came when i was 9, one of the youngest kids in camp! AND I LOVED IT!!! The conselers are always supportive. Everyone has a friend. And not that i think your children are lying, but the little kids really aren't picked on! It is the most awesome place ever!! SEND YOUR CHILD THERE! RID: 36080
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 8/16/10   1     2     1     1     1   This camp is remarkable in its marketing and the reality comes far short. Way too much time spent in art projects instead of having fun. Older girls seem to get the best stuff -- and somehow the younger ones never get to take part because "classes are full". Our daughter was confused to find that there was a "full" dance class that had only one student -- and other activities in the handbook were not actually offered. She was bored bored bored. And for the price, that is not acceptable. Find another camp, where the counselors care and the director returns your call. RID: 33754
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 7/29/10   5     5     5     5     5   My daughter LOVES this camp and can't wait to return every year!! The only way it could be better for us is if they figured out a way to move Maine a little closer to Texas!! RID: 33538
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 3/20/09   1     5     1     1     1   As a parent, I feel that Fernwood Cove neglects the 'little ones'. I was told by my daughter that she was bullied and often times one of the last ones to eat because of the older girls. The worst part is that my daughter said the staff just stood there and did nothing about it. My daughter was also exhausted when she came home from the non-stop schedule. Although I understand that it is for the good of 'battling' home-sickness, kids need a little time to relax as well. Also, while visiting the camp I noticed a lot of young male counselors. My concern lies with the well-being of these girls. The way the world is today, we cannot just trust our babies to anyone. RID: 29331
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Click to report rating    1/2/09   5     5     5     5     5   As i approach my fifth and final summer at the cove, i find myself lost for words when trying to describe all that FC has done for me. I truly feel as though through all the lessons learned at camp (meeting new friends, learning to be independent, and so many that i cant list them) I have become the well rounded women i have and will continue to become. Fernwood Cove is simply amazing! From the breathtaking views, amazing food, spectacular staff who really care about you, and the fabulous girls who you spend your 3 1/2 weeks with there is just no other way to describe this extraordinary world. I love FC so much, and I know that the memories that I have created over my soon to be 5 summers will stay with me forever. I strongly encourage everyone who is looking at and considering this camp to enroll because you will have the most amazing time of your life! RID: 28308
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Click to report rating    1/2/09   5     5     5     5     5   Fernwood Cove is the place I wait 11 months every year to visit. I can't wait to be reunited with my best friends and to be able to see my favorite counselors once again. To all those people who have said that they hate this camp, i strongly believe that if you had come back for one more year, thiungs would have gotten better. This camp is welcoming, caring, and absolutely extraordinary. When you drive down the forested Island Pond Road, you leave the ordinary world, and enter the extraordinary one. You should go to Fernwood Cove. RID: 28288
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Click to report rating    12/9/08   5     5     5     5     5   I had gone to four other sleep away camps before I went to Fernwood Cove, and I have to say that FC was the best of all of them! It was the first time in a long time that I truly felt cared for, and the spirit of the camp has remained with me years after my senior year... The activities are eclectic and fun, the camp is surprisingly clean, and the counselors rock! Fernwood Cove really is a place like no other... Go to FC--it'll change your life! :) RID: 27899
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Click to report rating    11/23/08   5     5     5     5     5   This is the BEST camp ever! It has so many things to do and there all fun! The food is AWESOME and the girls are SO nice to everyone. There may be a few fights in a cabin but thats what happens when you live with 7 or 8 other girls. RID: 27664
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Click to report rating    11/7/08   5     5     5     5     5   i think i am in love, with a camp! this is the mostest bestest camp in the world!and i think you know what i am talking about! RID: 27362
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Click to report rating    11/7/08   5     5     5     5     5   this is the coolest camp ever! i can't wait to come back here in the summer.All you people who hate this camp are probly so rude and mean and have mindtwisting problems. i love this camp! it is awsome. from your number 1 fan RID: 27355
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Click to report rating    11/1/08   5     5     5     5     5   OMG i love this camp!! all my BFFs at FC I LOVE U!!!! AHHHH!! and all u haters should just stop being so pessimistic RID: 27263
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Click to report rating    10/27/08   5     5     5     5     5   OH MY GOD!! THIS CAMP IS THE BEST CAMP EVER!!! I COULDN'T LIVE WITH OUT IT!!! ANYBODY THAT LOOKS AT THIS SHOULD WANT TO GO INSTANTLY!!!! IT IS BY FAR THE BEST CAMP I HAVE EVER BEEN TO! RID: 27197
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Click to report rating    9/30/08   5     5     5     5     5   i went to this camp & it was the first place i ever felt loved.it's the most amazing place on this planet & i wish i could go back.it makes you not want to ever leave. RID: 26824
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Click to report rating    8/31/08   5     5     5     5     5   This camp is the most amazing place in the world. I couldn't imagine going to any other camp! I'm going to come back every single year and i dont know what ill do without it after senior year. This camp is perfect for many types of girls. The memories ive had at camp will last forever~ RID: 26241
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Click to report rating    8/17/08   5     5     5     5     5   This camp should be more then a 5. I love this place, it is my second home. I have been here for 5 years. All the staff are so sweet, and the campers are all very friendly. This camp has made me the great person I am today, it helped me meet new friends, become more confident in myself, it made me more respectful, and it made me reach for the stars. Fernwood Cove is a wonderful place! Everything about it is awesome and fun, it is good for all types of people. If you are looking for a good camp, choose FC. ( : RID: 25777
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Click to report rating    7/22/08   5     5     5     4     5   i loved Fernwood Cove. it was such a great expirience for me! The food was great the activities, amazing! Everyone was so nice to me! I cznt WAIT! to go back next year! [I LOVE FERNWOOD COVE!!] RID: 25032
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Click to report rating    7/21/08   4     4     5     4     4   This camp is the bet camp that I have ever been to.This will be my fifth yearat Fernwood Cove.I have two sisters and the both went there and they encouraged me to go and I did and I was so happy about going.Fernwood Cove is like my second home in Maine.Yeah I miss my parents and family and friends when I'm there but I have a family at camp so it doesn't matter because they are always there for me and I'm there for all of them to.This is the best camp ever and anyone who says it isn't then they are soooo crazy!!!! I LOVE FERNWOOD COVE!! RID: 24994
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Click to report rating    6/16/08   1     1     1     1     1   this camp is so BORING! i will never go back as long as i live! the food is not good, nether is the grounds. I hated this camp! RID: 23886
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Click to report rating    6/4/08   4     5     5     5     5   This will be my fifth year at Fernwood Cove. I have two other sisters who also go with me. It has been such a great experience. I would say that I have learned things that I would have never tried before. I have met all types of different people and have gone out of my little box and really learned some great life skills. Fernwood Cove is one place where you can just be yourself, you don't have to worry about what other people think, you all look similar with the uniforms. The staff couldn't be better. You get to meet different consolers from all over the world. You really get the 1 on 1 attention, because the camp has been kept down to a minimum of like 230 people. Maine is an extraordinary place, I would suggest with all my heart to go to this camp, its the place you think about all summer and when you get there it goes by way to quickly. RID: 23581
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Click to report rating    4/26/08   5     5     5     5     5   This camp has been my life for 7 and now my 8th and final summer.It has become my second home,with the most amazing staf you could ask for,the coolesst activities and things you couldnt ever do at home,and people you make best friends with.The expirence is incredible. RID: 22661
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Click to report rating    4/1/08   5     5     5     5     5   i love fernwood cove so much. i have been there for four years now and i spend all winter wishing it was summer so i can go back to camp.there is no way any camp out there could possibly be as amazing as this one. i HIGHLY recommend it!!the grounds are gorgeous, the people are all so nice, all the activities are fun so you can't go wrong and you make life friends there. RID: 21830
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Click to report rating    3/21/08   5     5     5     5     5   I sent my daughter to this camp last summer (2007) and she will be returning this summer (2008). I was a little concerned with this being her first time away from home and also because she was only 7 years old. She had such an amazing time, she made a number of friends in all of the age groups, and she loved her counselors. The facilities are very nice and have a traditional feel. If you are looking for a country club environment this camp is not the best for you. Also it is a small camp which is something that we were looking for. We didn't want the camp to be so large that our daughter felt lost. So if you are looking for a very large camp this would not be the camp for you. The diversity among the staff was another great factor. My daughter's bunk moms were from the UK. I think my daughter felt very much at home and loved while she was there. She loved it and can't wait to return. RID: 21510
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Click to report rating    3/10/08   5     5     5     5     5   We are the craziest, dirtiest, most ridiculous group of girls at summer camp. Our friends from home envy us - they want to be there with us, we are the souls of Maine You put on the green and whites, put the back strap up on your Crocs, grab your tennis racket, or goggles, or stick and nothing else matters You're world is absolutely perfect for the next few weeks. Here's to hello dollies, singing in the rain, wangerbangers, Moxie, Skippy, fluff, conjunction junction, laundry day, archery, horses, intercamps, revelee, Don Wyse, lazy Sundays, beads beads beads, Wal-Mart, claymation, reading under the tree, bullfrogs, jill and kate, awkward turtles, 56 oz of ice cream, early mornings, late nights, the girls you’ll never forget . RID: 21121
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Click to report rating    3/9/08   5     5     5     5     5   This camp is a great place to spend your summer. Anyone who doesn't like it should really think about their reasonings. If they think the people or counselors were mean... maybe they did something to make them respond to you that way. This camp will always stay in my heart in a very fond way!! RID: 21102
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Click to report rating    3/6/08   1     1     1     1     1   i hate this camp will never ever in a million yearss go backk i had the worst time there and everyone was mmeann i hate itt!! RID: 20989
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 3/3/08   5     5     5     5     5   This camp is my life. It has changed it completely. I don't understand people who don't like it. I can never explain it in words. THIS CAMP IS THE BEST!:) RID: 20892
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     2/6/08   5     3     2     2     1   ok well the girls here are all mean. i did not liek it here at all. the activites are not the best at all. i can tell you i went there once and i am not going back. I did really liek the counslers though, they were all sooo friendly RID: 19928
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Click to report rating    1/4/08   4     4     5     4     4   Most of the consulers were great to be with and nice. Although the food did taste awful except for Pizza pizza pizza every Friday night..... Overall it was a greatish camp. RID: 18610
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Click to report rating    12/30/07   5     5     5     5     5   Fernwood Cove was the most amazing thing that ever happened to me. I love everyone I've ever met there and don't know what I'll do my summer after being a senior. This camp becomes your home away from home, and you get more sisters than you can ever ask for. Uniforms may sound bad but they make your life so much easier and the times when you have free dress so much more fun. I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT FERNWOOD COVE!!! RID: 18462
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Click to report rating    10/2/07   5     5     5     5     5   This camp is perfect. The directors work tirelessly year long to ensure the safety and health of every girl, not to mention the summer of their lives. The girls here only stay for one of the two month sessions, this gives girls time to go other places in the summer but still the camp has the summer-long feel. The directors are young and energetic, yet experienced and wise. The directors are easily contacted by parents, and are sure to keep in close contact with camper families. There is no room for a child to slip through the cracks. The counselors go through a two-week training program before camp to learn how to deal with homesickness, cliquey girls, parent letters and phone calls, and general camp rules and safety. This camp remains traditional yet focused on new top-of-the-line equipment that help each girl learn new or develop talents in a variety of land and water sports, arts and crafts, and theatre. Cove sits on a perfect setting of lush green grass, and pines. It's magical. RID: 15754
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Click to report rating    6/5/07   5     5     5     5     5   The campers, the staff, the administration, the activities, everything about Fernwood Cove is amazing! Never have I been surrounded by such an amazing group of people, kids and staff alike. Going on four years there and I can't imagine ever leaving my summer home. It is the extraordinary world we all wish we coupld permanently move too and never have to leave. RID: 11555
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Click to report rating    4/8/07   5     5     5     5     5   Fernwood cove is the best sleep away camp ever because you meet so many new people and everyone is so nice...you also learn alot of new stuff! DON'T LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE WHO DO NOT LIKE THIS CAMP...THEY ARE REALLY WRONG!! RID: 9530
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Click to report rating    3/28/07   5     5     5     5     5   AMAZING CAMP! I HAVE SOOO MANY FRIENDS THERE AND THE COUNSLORS ARE THE BEST. ITS SMALL SO u get lots of attention. simply put, FC is PERFECT RID: 9059
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 3/27/07   5     5     5     5     5   I dont know y ppl r giving FC a bad raiting. It is the BEST CAMP EVER! I would never go to any other camp. almost everyone goes until senior year RID: 9030
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 2/12/07   5     5     5     5     5   This camp is the best. IT is AWSOME i have made some of my best friends here. if you are looking for a simple sleapaway camp DEFINATELY come here RID: 7753
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 2/3/07   1     1     1     1     1   OK THIS CAMP IS THE WORST I MEEN PEOPLE MIGHT SAY ITS GOOD BUT NO WAY!!! IT IS SOOO SMALL!!! 130 CAMPERS!!! AND THE WORST PART IS THAT THERE R NO BOYS!!! OK DO NOT GO TO THIS CAMP EVER!!!! RID: 7494
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Click to report rating    1/24/07   5     5     5     5     5   THIS IS THE BEST CAMP EVER!EVERONE IS SOO NICE HERE. FUN NEVER ENDS!!! THE LIMIT IS THE SKY.... COME HERE! RID: 7140
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Click to report rating    1/21/07   5     5     5     5     5   I LOVED THIS CAMP. IMADE SO MANY FRIENDS AND THE STAFF WAS AMAZING!!!! i WISH I HAD STARTED GOING TOT HIS CAMP SOONER!!! I MISS ALL THE CATIVITIES, MY FAVORITE WAS THE CANDLE CEROMONY AT THE END OF CAMP. IT WAS SOOOO SADDD;ALL YOU COULD HEAR WAS CRYING. RID: 7035
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Click to report rating    11/15/06   4     4     5     5     5   I LOVE FERNWOOD COVE! I have benn going for 3 summers and plan on going back until summer year. the people here are amazing and i have some of my very best friends here. Going to fernwood cove is like a vacation for me and i love every moment i spend here. the best 3 1/2 weeks in the year, are spent here!!! RID: 4989
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Click to report rating    11/7/06   5     5     5     5     5   Fernwood Cove is the greatest thing that has ever happened to me. I have been going for 5 years and can't wait to go back next summer. The campers and staff are great aswell as all the activities. I have made some of my best friends at Fernwood Cove, and they will be my best friends forever! RID: 4706
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Click to report rating    9/19/06   5     5     5     4     5   FERNWOOD COVE IS MY LIFE. the most amazing experience, ive been there for 6 years running and i am going to be completely lost without it after senior year. RID: 3314
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