Leadership Adventure Camp

Ages 10-14


Leadership Adventure Camps weeks #1 and #2:
Monday – Wednesday from 9am – 3pm
with an Overnight Thursday 9am – Friday 9am

Tweens Survival Skills Camp week #3: Monday – Thursday 9 am – 3 pm and Friday from 9am – 12pm. No Overnight. Registration is through Berwick Academy’s Camp Brain System.


Ages 10-14

Must have completed grade 5 or be age 11 by October 15, 2023 and age 11 by October 15, 2024.

Registration is Open


Weeks #1 and #2 – $525.00

Week #3 – $450.00 registration is through Berwick Academy’s Brain Camp

Zach's Farm York, Maine

Unplug and Thrive at White Pine Leadership Adventure Camp

A Transformative Summer Experience for Young Teens

Looking for a technology break for your child, age 10-14? How about a camp that engages and renews connections to the outdoors? Add in some stewardship projects, time with caring role models, games that strengthen ties to their peers, and we have a program that adults and kids alike can get excited about.

White Pine Leadership Adventure Camp (formerly known as TWEEN Camp) offers young teens the opportunity to build independence, self-confidence and resilience while renewing their innate curiosities often camouflaged during this phase of development.

At White Pine, we understand the passions of this tricky age group and fill our days with survival skills, bushcraft (ie: weaving, carving, painting with natural dyes), orienteering, and navigation. Building mastery in these skills provide participants opportunities for challenging themselves through trial and error, being held by our experienced staff to “fail safely” and to experience accomplishments as rewards that build self confidence.

Throughout the week, White Pine educators will plan activities that explore local ecology, ancestral skills like fire-making and navigation, and build camaraderie with their peers. Excitement peaks on the fourth day with an overnight experience, where newfound skills are put into practice and unforgettable stories are made.

In partnership with the Zacharias Family Farm, participants will actively engage in stewardship projects and team-building exercises, empowering your child to care for the land while appreciating the delicate balance of nature and human existence. While these experiences are proven to foster a sense of responsibility and connection to the environment, participants find them empowering and memorable.

We hope your young teen will join us for an enriching experience where education, adventure, creativity and personal growth converge in the forest, fields and marshes of Zach’s Farm.

Details for 2024

Week #1: July 8 – 12 2024

Week #2: July 15 – 19, 2024

Typical Day Monday-Wednesday
9:00 am – Arrival with quiet activity and game
9:20 am – Opening circle
9:40 am – Group time/getting to know the land
12:00 pm – Lunch
12:30 pm – Group time
1:45 pm – Community activity/connection to place
2:45 pm – Closing circle
3:00 pm – Pick-up

9:00 am – Arrival, similar routine to above, but with an overnight

7:00 am – Breakfast and cleanup
9:00 am – Pickup


Week #3: July 22-26

We are running a week of TWEEN Survival Camp in partnership with Berwick Academy, which will run 9 am – 3 pm Monday through Thursday and 9 am – 12 pm on Friday July 22 – 26. There is no overnight during this week but the curriculum is aligned with Leadership Adventure Camp. Cost is $450 and registration must be completed through Berwick Academy’s, CampBrain.

The Fine Print

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