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Camp Vega
summer camp
Fayette, ME
Type:  Overnight
Gender:  Girls
Focus:  Traditional
Website:  campvega.com external link
Winter Phone:  207-685-3707
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Rating: 4.1 out of 5 based on 37 reviews.

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 4/22/13   5     5     5     5     5   My 13 year old daughter has been at Vega for 3 summers. She really wanted to go, and we were somewhat hesitant based on the length of time, some negative reviews, and cost (however, we calculated it costs just over $10 / hour). We got an email when her bus arrived safely, and we saw pictures of her smiling on their website that evening! Our daughter was (and is no longer) somewhat shy, and I believe there is no other place than camp that provides girls with such emotional growth. She wanted to go to Vega to make new friends and activities, and she says the girls in her bunk are like her sisters. This is one of the best girls camps in the country and the facilities, program, staff and security push it to the next level and is why I can give Vega the best score for a summer camp. RID: 44328
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 9/7/12   1     1     1     1     1   RID: 42632
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 8/16/12   5     5     5     5     5   Camp Vega is truly the most amazing place on this Earth. This was my 6th summer at Vega and 2013 will be my last. I have never cried so much in my life as I did when I left this summer. Thinking about not being able to return after next summer kills me. Vega and truly made me who I am today and I don't know what I would have done without Vega in my life. Vega is really filled with magic. The friends made at Vega, aren't just my friends they are my sisters. They mean everything to me and have truly changed my. Vega is an amazing place and it really is my summer home. RID: 42408
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 10/17/11   2     3     3     2     2   Great facility and staff (for the most part). As a staff member myself I heard many male counselors speaking sexually about and to the Tamary Girls (the oldest girl campers age 15), these girls did not stop the male counselor behavior and in fact seemed to welcome this inappropriate behavior by sneaking out late to drink and smoke weed with male counselors. I saw campers as young as age nine being disrespectful to their counselors and to other campers. When staff members would go to the higher ups Kyle and Emily Courtiss they basically told the staff to "suck it up". I even know that the staff members that voiced their honest concerns about camper bullying were not hired back. Many campers did just fine here but the other reviews are correct. There are many cliques between campers and even the staff. Campers with the right attitude could profit from this camp but it's probably not worth over ten grand there is better value elsewhere. RID: 37076
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 3/29/11   5     5     5     5     5   Vega is the best camp (especially facilities and staff)! Part of the reason I got into the college I did was because of camp making me believe in myself. RID: 35476
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 3/11/11   5     5     5     5     5   Vega is my summer home. A place that I can call my own, memories we share will last forever! I want to go to cookout and do the apache relay! RID: 35321
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 2/8/11   1     1     1     1     1   this camp rele sucks. like lots. i went there and cried halfof the time. they laughed at me and teased me more. they r rele mean people. :( im still very sad about it. not going back there :( :( RID: 35060
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     10/10/10   SYSTEM: 12 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
 
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 9/25/10   5     5     5     5     5   Vega is truly unlike any other camp in the entire world. I just finished my last summer at vega, and although I can no longer go back for four years, i am counting down the days until i can return to be a counselor. The overall atmosphere at Vega is unlike anything else in the world, and Vega is truly one large family. The traditions are so strong here and the all girl atmosphere allows you to open up to people so easily and make the best friends in the entire world. Its rare to find a girl that has spent her summers here that doesn't feel the magic of vega surround her at all times. Vega provides each camper with the ability to be an individual, leader, and form everlasting friendships. The idea that Vega provides each camp with "maids," is extremely untrue and each camper is responsible for cleaning up for themselves every day, which makes camp, camp. The facilities at Vega really speak for themselves and no place can compare to the amount of beauty that vega offers. Vega is the best RID: 34144
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     8/18/10   SYSTEM: 3 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
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 8/15/10   5     5     5     5     5   My daughters have just returned home from another fabulous summer at Vega. They have made great friends there. The facilities are amazing. The instruction is top-notch. The activities are awesome, and the counselors that my daughters have had have been great. I don't know who is spreading the rumors about maid service but it is simply untrue. The girls are responsible for cleaning their own bunks. RID: 33740
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 4/27/10   5     5     5     5     5   I have been a camp mom for four years, and Vega has consistently exceeded my expectations. I do not think that words or numbers can really describe the great friends and experiences my daughter has had here. I notice that some of the ratings state the camp has maids, WHICH THEY DO NOT! I believe that the directors have done a very good job making sure that the girls appreciate every moment and do not take it for granted. My daughter is very sensitive and the all the girls we met in her age-group are great. We were a bit hesitant her first year, but she wanted to go and we have never had any regrets. I think that most of the bad ratings are girls that may have been asked to leave because they were consistently mean or they just want to make Vega look bad! Yes, it is one of the more expensive camps because they have the best staff ratio and the best facilities. It is almost funny how negative some of the reviews are - they are completely wrong! RID: 32655
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 4/25/10   4     5     5     3     3   There's no denying that the facilities and activities are top notch at Vega. I was a former staff member and I have to agree with the other comments, 90% of these girls are rude, stuck up and mean. They come from very privileged backgrounds and are not kind to other campers who are not like them. There were a few campers who went home early for this very reason. I always grew up thinking how cool it would have been to go to a camp like on the Parent Trap and was excited to work there, I'm glad I was working there rather than being a camper there for sure! I don't think I could have handled the horrible things some of these girls did if I was their peer. Also girls as young as 8 were discussing topics I knew nothing about (sex, sexual acts, etc.) at that age. It was extremely inappropriate and the staff above me did nothing to stop it. RID: 32646
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Click to report rating    10/14/08   5     5     5     5     5   although i have two more summers at camp vega i cherish every summer like it is my last. THinking about not being able to go back to camp brings tears to my eyes. Anyone who visits camp vega and then does not send their daughter their is crazy. My sisters and cousins all went to vega and it is truly what i beleive the most amazing place for a girl to spend their summer. It looks like a resort but going here could not give you a more amazing camp experience the friends and counselors are amazing and i never loose touch with my friends from camp or my counsleors. I love camp vega with all my heart RID: 27027
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Click to report rating    10/3/08   5     5     5     5     5   THERE ARE TOO MANY WORDS TO DESCRIBE HOW CAMP VEGA HAS CHANGED ME. ITS AMAZING! THIS WILL BE MY 6TH YEAR GOING AND I LOVE EVERY BIT OF IT, ITS ALL WORTH IT! IVE HAD THE BEST TIMES OF MY LIFE THERE. RID: 26870
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Click to report rating    9/25/08   5     5     5     5     5   No words could describe my love for Camp Vega. Everyone and everything about it I am in love with. This is going to be my last summer attending Vega as a camper and it breaks my heart. The friends i made there are my sister and i am positive that i will never forget them. Vega is truly my home. I have found myself at Vega. I learned my weaknesses and strengths. The staff is so helpful and tears come to my eyes thinking i am not there. My bunk has reunions at least three times a year. Vega isn't made for everyone, but it is sure made for me. The food is fantastic. I am the pickiest eater and there is always something for me to eat. There is cereal at every breakfast and pasta at every lunch and dinner. This place is my home and i will never forget it. I say these words with all my heart but i do LOVE vega and it will always hold a piece in my heart. RID: 26730
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     8/25/08   1     1     2     1     1   this camp was absolutely not the right camp for me... the girls were very rude and mean... and thy were VERY clicky! it definately wasnt the right camp for me and isn't the right camp for a lot of people! RID: 26068
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Click to report rating    8/15/08   5     5     5     5     5   camp vega is an amazing place. where girls can find themselves. this is my 6th year and ill be in tamary next year. 2009. 7th year. send your daughter. its heaven RID: 25706
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 6/12/08   5     5     5     5     5   I've been going to vega since i was 7. It is the best place on earth and you make so many great friends. i met my best best best best friend in the whole world here and we keep in touch everyday even though i live on the east coast and shes on the west. whoever is writing things like the girls are ****y and counselors are mean, definitely dont know what your talking about. i love camp vega and once i get to tamary i am going to be so sad to leave. THIS PLACE IS THE BEST. RID: 23800
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Click to report rating    5/6/08   1     1     1     1     1   I hated vega don't go there. I went there but now go 2 point o pines and its the best camp evr go there and not vega. RID: 22992
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Click to report rating    4/29/08   5     5     5     5     5   this camp is amazing ! you meet so many new people and they will be your friends forever! I feel like sometimes it is my first home! It is beautiful! The food is good and i have improved in my sports so much! i learned how to waterski to, which now i am starting to ski on only one ski! Vega is the best camp in the entire world!!<3333 RID: 22805
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Click to report rating    4/6/08   5     5     5     5     5   I went to Vega when I was growing up and it honestly helped me become who I am today. It provided me a with an escape from the crazy world of Middle School and High School and allowed me to go to a safe place where I never felt judged. Those green shorts were an equilizer, and not having boys there allowed everyone to act like themselves - you don't have to impress anyone. You are only surrounded by friends who like you for who you really are. I learned the meaning of friendship at Vega, and now years later I still talk my favorite girls. Vega provides you with that ability to connect to people, and gives every girl a chance to just have fun. No matter how old you are you will fall in love with Vega. I spent the best summers of my life there and I will cherish those memories forever. What they say is true: The best thing a girl will find at Vega is herself! Vega will help you discover who you are, what you are meant to be and give you that comfort of having truly loyal friends. RID: 22006
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Click to report rating    3/29/08   5     5     5     5     5   i love vega i have been going there for so man years it rocks!!!! better than matoka, laurel,trip lake, and so much more RID: 21726
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     2/20/08   SYSTEM: 3 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
Click to report rating    2/15/08   1     3     1     1     1   i found vega to be over the top for a summer camp. its more like a country club if you ask me. the girls are self centered and very concerned about what they have, rather than who they are...some of the staff are great, and others seem to be vega camper clones. definitely not worth the money to have your daughter tortured by snobby children. RID: 20292
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Click to report rating    2/12/08   5     5     5     5     5   i find myself at camp vega for girls since 1936... thank you linda!!! no seriously i love vega!! all i can say is its AMAZINGGGG!!!! <333 RID: 20206
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Click to report rating    1/11/08   5     5     5     5     5   i love vega to death all my friends there r wonderful and the counslers r nice i hope 2 some day be a counsler there any ways i LOVE VEGA!! RID: 18849
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     11/7/07   SYSTEM: 3 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
Click to report rating    11/1/07   5     5     5     5     5   Vega appreciates that everyone is different and has different interests. Every girl can take the activities SHE wants to take, and the staff support them both in trying new things and in improving their skills. The directors care so much about the girls and will do anything they can to make sure each camper is having the best summer possible. The camper to staff ratio can't be beat (almost 2:1)and yes, the facilities are the best. 7 weeks at Vega is truly an extended sleepover with all your best friends!!! A magical place. RID: 16652
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Click to report rating    10/9/07   5     5     5     5     5   Many say all the kids at the camp are reall bratts but this is not true. i have been going to vega for 5 summers and it has changed by life. life wouldnt be the same without it. the facilities, activities, the people, director, staff, food, and everything else is so amazing. The friends i have made through the camp will stay with me my whole life. the girls at this camp are my sisters and i miss them so much during the school year. at the end of the summer we all have floods of tears it is the worst to say goodbye. It is a 2 month sleepover that is greaat. if it wasnt for the telephone, and computer life would be horible not being able to stay in contact with my girlies through the year. This camp is everything to me and more. Green and white will unite at vega can't wait for the first anual reunion! NYC be prepared for the greatest girls ever love towards vega will last forever RID: 16073
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Click to report rating    8/30/07   5     5     5     5     5   I am a proud Vega camper! I love this place with all my heart, and spending my summers here has truly changed me for the better! Camp Vega gives you an excperience that will stay with you for the rest of your life! RID: 14666
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Click to report rating    8/22/07   5     5     5     5     5   Ok despite what others may say............ CAMP VEGA IS AMAZING!!! I am truly proud to say that I have spent so many summers there! It is not only beautiful on the outside but the feeling and atmosphere cannot be explained. There are things excperienced at Vega that only, and only, a Vega girl could understand. Vega holds beautiful and meaningful traditions that show the importance of friendship. Girls at this camp gain an entirely different excperience then at any other camp. I have found my Best Friends and Vega and I have truly found myself! I LOVE VEGA! RID: 14335
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     8/19/07   1     1     1     1     1   i went to this camp a few years back.... i honestly can say it scarred myself for life and made me have trust issues.... i remember coming to the camp .. yes it seems nice at first but looks can be decieving. the girls were the most horrible people i ever seen they turned against you if you werent like them or if you were new and they were extremely clicky. also the counslers were horrible and did not do anything about any bullying going on there and once i forgot a hairtie for dance and the woman yanked me over to her and literally screamed at me and pulled my hair into a ponytail .. that right there is outright wrong and she should of never touched me. also the directors .. i heard dick has deceased ... well he and his ex wife didnt handle the camp at all they listened into my phone calls when i called my parents which is an invasion of privacy.. also the camp was extremely competitve and nothing can be just for fun... so if ur a jap and bully people this is the place for you... RID: 14216
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     6/24/07   SYSTEM: 3 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
Click to report rating    6/21/07   5     5     5     5     5   THIS IS THE BEST, AND PRETTIEST CAMP IN THE ENTIRE WORLD I LOVE IT SO MUCHH<3 CAMP VEGAA 2007<33 INTERSS AREE LIFEE. I CANT WAIT FOR CAMP EVERY SUMMERR, ITS THE BEST CAMP IN THE WORLD<33 =] RID: 12275
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Click to report rating    6/5/07   2     5     5     1     4   There's no doubt that the vega is a beautiful camp, the activiteis and facilities are top notch and well run. The Waterfront activities and Theater is amazing, however there is a great price to pay for this. The girls are cruel and possibly more spoiled than any place in the world. The first few years were fantastic but as i got older the girls became less friendly more concerned with economic status and clothes, they were very materialistic and many girls turned on me because i was not interested in their jappy hobbies. I left after 5 summers and never regreted leaving. RID: 11566
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     4/23/07   SYSTEM: 3 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
Click to report rating    3/22/07   5     5     5     5     5   this camp is i would say the best girls camp in the nation. not only is it BEAUTIFUL beyond words, but the friendship there and staff there is amazing. it truly is a beautiful beautiful place. it is expensive but it is all worth it. i would reccomend this camp any day, call the camp office and schedule a tour, it really is an unbelieveable place to be for 7 weeks! RID: 8872
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Click to report rating    1/10/07   5     5     5     5     5   I went to vega for 7 years, and I am returning as a counselor. Vega has been the biggest impact on my life. The staff is amazing!! All of the female conselors every year took care of me like I was family. The tennis coaching too my game to the next level and I placed state in High school. Honestly I can't Imagine a better place in the world. Waterskiing in 83 degree water behind the nicest boats i have ever seen. If working goes well this year I can't see myself ever leaving. RID: 6639
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Click to report rating    1/9/07   5     5     5     5     5   I've been working in the camp industry for many years now. There is no other camp that can offer the balance of first rate facilities , professional and skilled staff, and the most beautiful setting possible. Camp Vega for Girls, is an elite all girls camp, highlighted by a World Class Waterski program second to none, Amazing Tennis program with undefeated players produced, Challenging Ropes Adventure Course. So many good things to be said about This camp. You can offer your daughter memories like these elsewhere. RID: 6623
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Click to report rating    12/10/06   5     5     5     5     5   Vega is the best place in the world and although this was unfortunatly my last and 6th summer there not a day goes by where i dont mention it at least once haha nothing can be better than Vega its by far the prettiest place in the world no joke and everything is done to perfection-all the time. RID: 5853
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     9/27/06   1     5     1     1     1   All of the Jappiest people in the world go here, and the price and hte facilities are proof of it. its horrible...if you really want a TRUE camp, do not go here. RID: 3569
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Click to report rating    6/23/06   5     5     5     5     4   Great Camp. My both daughters have attended over the last six years. Beautifully maintained. Extensive in-depth programs. RID: 1072
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