Cedar is situated on the beautiful shores of Coffee Pond, with nearly one mile of peaceful waterfront. Take a quick dip on a hot summer day or swim 20 laps to prepare for the swim team. Float in a big inner tube or jump off the high tower. Learn to dive or improve your breaststroke. Swimming in our beautiful lake is great part of the summer. All our younger boys get instructional swim classes through the Red Cross swim program. In addition there is a swim team, a morning dip club and optional time for a summer plunge! With designated areas for waterskiing, sailing, canoeing and fishing, Cedar’s waterfront program is one of the most exciting parts of Camp.
Take a quick dip on a hot summer day or swim 20 laps to prepare for the swim team. Float in a big inner tube or jump off the high tower. Learn to dive or improve your breaststroke. All our younger boys receive instructional swim classes through the Red Cross Swim Program. In addition, there is a swim team, a morning dip club, and optional time for a summer plunge!
Waterskiing & Wakeboarding
At Cedar you will find novice skiers, expert wakeboarders and barefoot skiers. Whatever your level, our instructors are there to help you learn and progress. We use American Ski Association awards as the boys progress from the boom to the rope to slalom and to wakeboarding, in addition to awarding our annual "Ken Coles" award to the most dedicated skier in camp.
Our fleet of sailboats provide a great way to get involved in sailing. We have a beautiful, safe lake on which to learn and develop skills. As part of the sailing program you will learn how to set up a boat, tie sailing knots, right a capsized boat, and sail for enjoyment and competition. Best of all, you will learn how to take a boat out and enjoy yourself on the water!
Our lake is stocked with trout by the State of Maine. Fast bass fishing can be found off the shore and fishing trips are taken off of camp. Special Fly fishing clinics are held at camp during Father & Son weekends each year. Whether its on the docks of Coffee Pond, or amidst the calmness of the White Mountain lakes and rivers, there is always room for fishing at Cedar.
Canoeing & Kayaking
Canoeing and kayaking are part of an on-going rotation of waterfront activities that all campers participate in at Cedar. As Sophomores, days are spent learning the J-stroke, and preparing for the annual Sophomore Canoe Trip along the Saco River. As campers grow older, these skills are put to the test, from white-water kayaking at Acadia to rafting on the Kennebec!
In addition to our regularly scheduled instructional swim periods, our waterfront is open twice a day for all campers and counselors to participate in "Free Swim." Whether you're jumping off the high dive, or partaking in extra waterski lessons, free swims are a great opportunity for everyone to enjoy the beauty of Coffee Pond.
Each morning, campers and staff wake up to those famous words: "Everybody up, up, up, dip, dip, dip!" At Reveille, campers and staff alike our encouraged to participate in our annual morning dip club. There's no better way to start a day at camp then a quick dip in Coffee Pond!