On the shores of six-mile long Echo Lake and among 100-year-old pine and hardwood trees, Winnebago sits nestled within a breathtaking landscape on 400 acres of land. Located in Fayette, Winnebago is located 17 miles from the capital of Augusta, 75 miles from Portland and a three-hour drive from Boston.
Our facilities are modern yet not flashy. Campers live in one of 34 comfortable screened cabins. The younger boys generally have 6 boys and 2 counselors in a cabin while the majority of boys have 4 or 5 campers and 1 counselor per cabin.
There is no shortage of places to go and explore at camp. We have more than 65 buildings and campers easily find what interests them. Many of the activities including Photography (outfitted with a fully-equipped darkroom), Nature, Arts & Crafts, and Video are housed in their own buildings. We also have our own radio station and a wonderful theater. Several large buildings allow for the entire camp to convene, and we even have a Ping Pong building where boys can play in their free time.
Meals are enjoyed in our spacious dining hall, one of the original camp buildings, which features a lofted ceiling and fieldstone fireplace.
Our athletic facilities are top-notch. We have more fields than we can use at one time and count 7 Har-Tru tennis courts, 3 softball/baseball diamonds, 2 basketball courts, 2 soccer fields, a clay and a beach volleyball court, and a sprawling low and high ropes course. Our athletic facilities include a 12.000 square feet field house. The field house includes hockey, basketball, volleyball, and short court tennis courts, a stage and a rock climbing wall. This beautiful building offers plenty of natural light and a place to enjoy a plethora of indoor activities on rainy days!
Our waterfront features a beach area where boys can play, a shallow water area for teaching beginner swimmers, a six-lane floating pool built into the lake, a deep water area with a high dive and waterslide, and a separate dock system that accommodates our sailing, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing and waterskiing programs.