Katahdin Area Council is blessed with two bases for Scouting adventure: Katahdin Scout Reservation and Maine High Adventure Base at Grand Lake Matagamon. Serving scouts since 1921, Katahdin Scout Reservation sits on the bank of Little Fitts Pond in Eddington and offers astounding natural beauty as well as excellent facilities. Offering both a fantastic summer camp program and opportunities for year-round adventure, Katahdin Scout Reservation is perfectly suited to fulfill the needs of Scout and non-Scout groups alike.
Situated on the banks of Grand Lake Matagamon in the heart of the north Maine woods, Maine High Adventure offers the experience of a lifetime with a customized trek including canoeing, hiking, whitewater rafting, and more. Led by expert guides, crews have access to over 3 million acres of some of the most pristine and beautiful forest in the United States and the opportunity to create memories that will last a lifetime while exploring them.
Katahdin Scout Reservation
Serving youth since 1921. Located 15 miles east of Bangor, on more than 1800 acres with a 300 acre pond. We have 16 campsites that will accommodate up to 32 campers in each site. Each campsite has either 2-person tents or 4-person Adirondacks complete with cots or bunks, as well as latrine & washstand. Two campsites are designed for units that need handicap facilities during the summer camp season. Showers with hot running water are available at several locations through-out the camp.
Camp Roosevelt is equipped to handle any type of program. Camp Staff is trained to teach the very basics of scouting from within the New Scout program to learning about wildlife and our surrounding eco system at our Nature area. There’s swimming & boating and for older scouts we challenge them at our Project COPE course. Rock Climbing in Northern Maine is always a unique experience. Some of our surrounding mountains can offer a challenge for any level of climber. If you are looking for speed, Mountain Biking is available for those who want to experience our trails with more adrenaline.
Camp Roosevelt is available for usage all year round. Our 400 person Dining Hall is available for any groups that looking for meeting spaces to anyone who needs to host a special occasion. School groups will love it as it provides a great place to have fun, learn, and climb our indoor rock wall! All catering is done exclusively through Jeff’s Catering of Brewer. To learn more about our off-season capabilities contact us.
Maine High Adventure
The Maine High Adventure Base sits on 3 million acres that includes Mt. Katahdin, the Allagash Wilderness Waterway, the Penobscot Watershed, St. Croix International Waterway and the Northern most 100 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Maine High Adventure offers complete, outfitted and guided trips for your groups with fully certified and trained Matagamon Guides. Maine High Adventure offers your group the ability to grow, develop teamwork ethic, leadership and outdoor skills.
Order of the Arrow
The Order of the Arrow is Scouting’s honor society. For more than 90 years, the Order of the Arrow (OA) has recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. This recognition provides encouragement for others to live these ideals as well. Arrowmen are known for maintaining camping traditions and spirit, promoting year-round and long term resident camping, and providing cheerful service to others.
OA service, activities, adventures, and training for youth and adults are models of quality leadership development and programming that enrich and help to extend Scouting to America’s youth. Click here for more information.
Summer Camp at Camp Roosevelt
Summer Camp is the most important part of the Scouting year. A Scout will grow more in the week at Summer Camp managing his time, earning merit badges, bonding with other young people, and having great outdoor experiences than in the rest of his year of Scouting. And where better to have this incredible experience than in the beautiful Maine woods? Below you will find all the information you need to start planning for your summer adventure at Camp Roosevelt