Helping Boys Become Their Best Selves. Since 1904.
Recognized Boy Experts
The Boston Globe, in a feature article, wrote that Moosilauke Directors Bill and Sabina McMahon have “earned unofficial doctorates in boyhood.” Click here to read the article. A parent recently wrote, “Bill and Sabina’s gifts for understanding boys are on display in everything from the well-trained staff to the activities to the food. Whatever success my son has in life, it will be in part because of the values, camaraderie, and pure joy Camp Moosilauke gave him.” Click here to read blogs Bill and Sabina have written about boys and their development. Click here for bios of the team running Moosilauke.
Character Development Through
Positive Risk Taking
Our overarching goal is to help campers develop moral and performance character since these are the traits that create well-being, success, and leadership potential. Our program of broad and deep positive risk-taking across three main program areas—waterfront, land sports, and outdoor adventure—combined with a schedule that balances structure and choice, ensures that every boy gets on the path to becoming his best self. Click here for more information on our program and here for a blog highlighting the research that supports what we do at Moosilauke.
A Positive and Supportive Culture
We believe that one of the most powerful environmental factors influencing how kids learn and grow is peer culture. Given this, one of the key ways parents can help their kids develop is to place them in great peer cultures. Our positive, authentic, and supportive peer culture is a key reason why families choose Moosilauke. At Moose, we strive to create a culture where there is no one definition of success; where what’s cool is to be your best self; where trying new things—and encountering some failure in the process—is embraced; and where there is zero tolerance for teasing. Click here to read a blog titled “Peer Culture: How a Camp Creates a Great One.”
Spectacular Setting and Facilities
Our campus is extraordinary – 100 acres on a secluded mile-long lake. The lake is the site for a multitude of activities including sailing, kayaking, water skiing, wakeboarding, wakesurfing, canoeing, swimming, fishing, and nature excursions. Land sport facilities include five clay tennis courts, two basketball courts, two minor league quality baseball diamonds, two soccer fields, a lacrosse field, and an archery range. A woodshop, arts and crafts center, and two large recreation halls round out the non-athletic facilities. Campers are housed in comfortable screened cabins with electricity and dormitory-style beds. Click here for more about our campus experience.
One of the oldest and highest rated camps
On CampRatingz.com, glowing parent reviews have made Moosilauke the 4th highest rated out of 5,000+ camps listed. Click here to read over 78 reviews. We also were recently chosen as one of the six best summer camps by Summer Camp Hub. Such positive reviews result from lessons learned over more than a century of operations. Learn more about Moosilauke’s founding, what has changed, and what has not changed since then by clicking here.