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Camp O-AT-KA

4 Stars based on 4 reviews (review)

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Camp Location: Maine, United States
Ages:
Gender: Male
Camp type:Overnight
Session dates: Multiple
Cost (range): $650 - $1,000
Contact Person:
Phone: 207-787-3401
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Mailing Address:
593, Sebago Road
Sebago, Maine, 04029
United States
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Camp's Description

Camp O-AT-KA offers a caring, supportive environment that encourages campers to try new things and to improve upon their abilities in those that they already love. Boys may choose to build their athletic skill in baseball, basketball, lacrosse, soccer, or tennis, learn how to play steel drums, build their own fly rod, or try their hand some of the dozens of other craft activities. Perhaps they will want to sign-up to go on a wilderness adventure.  Camp O-AT-KA strives to create an environment that promotes fun and learning where the values of helpfulness, obedience, truth, chivalry, and service are modeled by a nurturing staff.

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Magnificent August 05, 2010
Reviewer: Carl from Boston, MA
5 Stars 0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Camp O-AT-KA is a camp rich in traditions and values. The breadth of activities and instruction is amazing. The camp staff enjoys their jobs and it shows through their passion of doing their jobs day in and day out. My son has never had a bad day at camp, even when it rains!!
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Magnificent August 05, 2010
Reviewer: Lowenstein from MA
5 Stars 0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Camp O-AT-KA is a camp rich in traditions and values. The breadth of activities and instruction is amazing. The camp staff enjoys their jobs and it shows through their passion of doing their jobs day in and day out. My son has never had a bad day at camp, even when it rains!!
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Disappointing February 15, 2010
Reviewer: DKA36 from mass
2 Stars 0 of 1 people found this review helpful

My son attended this camp for a few years (through summer '09). While he did enjoy most of it, as his parents we were troubled by the lack of leadership and role models by counselors and senior staff. There were larger issues such as the fact that counselors actually offered my son cigarettes on a overnight trip. (my son felt pressured to smoke and actually got sick). There were other issues that were more serious but because of a lack of definitive proof, I will not cite them in this forum. However, the information was coming from counselors themselves. In general, the atmosphere of the camp is like a soap opera with a great deal of drama focused on the counselors relationships with each other but not a great deal of focus on the kids. It was also clear that some counselors had greater power than senior camp staff...a bit of the 'inmates running the asylum". Despite all this, as I said my son did have a reasonably good time at the camp but that was because of the friends he made more than the way the camp was run. And despite our misgivings, he applied to be a CIT this summer. He was ultimately denied the CIT position which crushed him because prior to the decision date the Camp Director asked him to call him but then refused to take his calls for weeks. Obviously, you'll should make your own assessment of the camp based on your own research. But I will warn you that behind the down-home Maine, Rockwell-esque facade, there is a web of agenda's and immaturity that we are happy our son will not be dealing with this summer.
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Fabulous traditional boys camp! August 21, 2009
Reviewer: Skylersmom from Long Beach, California
5 Stars 0 of 0 people found this review helpful

My son attended the second (3 week) session at O-AT-KA this summer (2009) and absolutely loved it! From the moment we arrived we were greeted by the warmest, most professional staff you can imagine. From the get-go, our son was included in everything even though he knew no one and had never attended sleep-away camp before. The facilities are beautiful, classic, Maine summer camp buildings, many of which are original to its 1906 beginnings. They are rustic in the best sense! The lakeside setting is spectacular - Our son participated in woodworking, photography, pottery, tennis, and baseball - there is a place at this camp for every child regardless of their interest or ability. They go the extra mile to help the kids discover their strengths, try new things, and help them build on what they already know. Our son swam in the lake every day, went on several wilderness trips, raved about the food, joined the Galahad Order as a "lad", got to know tons of kids, and really was able to relax and be himself. He felt like such a part of this place after a very short time - it really is like one big family here. The first words out of his mouth on parent's visiting day were, "Mom! I really have to come back here next year! Can I??". Amazing to me was the counselor/camper ratio - there were 6 kids and 2 counselors in his cabin...the others were just as impressive. I highly recommend this camp to any parent who wants their son to have a traditional summer camp experience and come away feeling accomplished and happy - it's a very special place.
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