Registration for Summer 2023 Opens 3/1!

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Summer RAD Camp

Member & Non-Member: $165 per week
Ages: 5-11, K-5

UMaine Campus Recreation and the Town of Orono are teaming up to offer Summer RAD camps.  These camps are designed for campers looking to explore many different activities and share those experiences with other campers.  Your child will engage in their choice of activities in a safe, supervised, stimulating, non-competitive environment.  This year we will be using three different sites for our home base all located on the University of Maine Campus, and we will be venturing into the town of Orono for many activities as well as the Greater Bangor Area.

RAD Camp offers an assortment of activities including swimming, rock climbing, sports, arts and crafts, canoeing, field games, library time, and many more. These specific opportunities we offer, are designed to develop self-esteem, leadership skills, responsibility, and teamwork.

Our philosophy is environmentally oriented, so while at camp our directors and counselors will be promoting environmental consciousness/sustainability in all aspects of the camp; a skill that your child will take into everyday life.

Camp Registration: Due to the need to keep pods at a certain size we are no longer allowing daily registration for RAD Camp you must sign-up for a week at a time registration this summer is $165 a week. We are also doing registration by groups. The group you sign your camper up for is based on the grade that they just finished not the grade they will be in during the fall. 

Camp hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. You may drop-off/pick-up your child up to 1.5 hours before/after these hours at no extra charge.

We will no longer accept Drop In registrations for RAD Summer Camp.  To hold your child’s spot in camp, they must be registered for camp by the Thursday before camp begins (12pm cutoff).  This allows us to have more accurate camper counts and better planning.  We want your children to have a wonderful experience at RAD Camp, and with your help in registration and planning, we will get there!

Payment Plan Option:

This year we are offering a payment plan option that allows you to register your camper for all the RAD Camp weeks they will be attending for a small deposit. The remaining amount will be paid the Friday before each week of camp they will be attending.

Camper Ratios:

In accordance with the American Camp Association standards, the counselor-to-camper ratio will be 1:8 for ages 5-7, and 1:10 for ages 8-12.

Summer 2023 Dates:

  • June 20-June 23: Outdoors Week
  • June 26-June 30: Storybook Week**
  • July 5-July 7: Art Week
  • July 10-July 14: Superheroes Week
  • July 17-July 21: Lab Rat Week 
  • July 24-July 28: Colors Week
  • July 31-August 4: Under the Sea Week**
  • August 7-August 11: “Video” Game Week*
  • August 14-August 18: Animals Week**
  • August 21-August 25 Sports Week

* Screen free live action versions of their favorite video game. 

** Indicates Weeks with Extended Field Trips

Extended Field Trips:

The extended field trip program is back!!!! This program is an add-on to the normal camp experience for our oldest age group. For your camper to attend these trip they will need to be registered for the week that the trip is on in addition to the trip. Since these trips are further away from campus your camper will need to be dropped off by 8am and won’t be able to be picked up until 530pm on the day of the trip. 

Extended Trip List:

  • June 26-June 30: Storybook Week – Funtown
  • July 10-July 14: Superheroes Week – Escape Room
  • July 31-August 4: Under the Sea Week – Splashtown
  • August 14-August 18: Animals Week – DEW Haven


For more information about RAD Camp please email Dale Russell at

To register for camp click here!