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Attention Mountain Bikers!

The trails at the Snow Bowl are currently closed to mountain bike activity due to wet conditions. We are trying to minimize ruts, which will make more trail work once the grounds dry again.

Thanks for your help with this!

Summer Recreation Day Camp Program

Registration for the 2018 Summer Recreation Day Camp Program is now open! The program is open to children who have completed second- through sixth-grade. The six-week program starts July 2 and ends Aug 10. It runs five days a week, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (except for the Fourth of July holiday, when there no camp).

The base of operations for the program is the Camden Snow Bowl. All Summer Rec children will meet at the Camden Snow Bowl at 9 a.m. each day (see transportation options below). Everyone will leave from the Snow Bowl for day-trip destinations.

Children not being dropped off directly at the Snow Bowl (promptly at 8:45 a.m.) can be dropped off each day at one of the following locations.
• 8:30 a.m. — Penobscot Bay YMCA (Before-Camp Care**)
• 8:45 a.m. — Camden Teen Center or Camden Snow Bowl

Pick-up times and sites.
• 3:15 p.m. — Camden Snow Bowl
• 3:25 p.m. — Penobscot Bay YMCA (After Camp Care1**)
• 3:30p.m. — Camden Teen Center
**Before or after camp care is available at the Pen-Bay YMCA. Please contact them to sign up.

Camden Residents — $300 all six weeks
Non-residents — $600 all six weeks
Any Town — $125/week

What to Bring
Each child must bring a lunch and a snack each day; a bathing suit; appropriate clothing; sunscreen; sun-glasses; and a water bottle. All belongings should be marked. PLEASE DO NOT BRING: Personal stereos or electronic games or a bad attitude. This program encourages children to interact with each other and the environment.

Children should pre-register at the Parks and Recreation Office at the Snow Bowl – space is limited. The necessary Registration Form with signed Release (on the back of the form), along with the program fee, Health Form and immunization record must be submitted for EACH child to complete the registration process. The Release will cover all activities and trips during the six-week program.

There is room for just 55 children in this summer’s Summer Rec Program. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come basis until the program is filled. Priority will be given to Camden children until May 15, but children from all towns are encouraged to register early. To reserve a space or to be added to the waiting list, the Registration and Release Form and fee must be received by the Camden Parks and Recreation Office. If space is not available fees will be returned.

• 2018 Summer Recreation Program Registration Form
• 2018 Health Form

A final schedule calendar will be provided at the prior to the start of the Summer Rec Program. Generally, the program runs as follows:

— Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Activity takes place at the Snow Bowl, and the Ragged Mountain Recreation Area. There is a full schedule of outside activities as weather permits, and includes such activities as hiking, archery, croquet, tennis, canoeing, horseshoes, volleyball and other special activities. Field Games include softball, soccer, kickball, touch football, capture the flag, foursquare, etc. Arts & Crafts are also offered in the Lodge.

— Tuesday and Thursday
These are trip days to area beaches and parks, including: Lake St. George, Birch Point Beach, Damriscotta Lake, Fort Knox, Lake St.George, etc. Camp usually also includes one trip to Fun Town.

Many different types of activities will be offered during camp. The goal is to provide experiences that each camper will enjoy and provide the opportunity to grow, learn, make new friends and have a lot of fun. The Midcoast Area has a lot to offer, and we will be setting up special activities in which campers can explore the uniqueness of this area.

Midcoast Maine NEMBA hosts annual 6-Pack Trail Series

Are you a mountain biker looking to contribute to the local trail network? Consider joining the Midcoast Maine New England Mountain Bike Association for its annual 6 Pack Trail Series. The work days help promote community spirit, education and rider ownership of the trails.

Plan to arrive with bug spray, work gloves, water, tools if you¹ve got them, and an appreciation for the trails. All six work dates start at 8:30 a.m. at the designated work sites and will end at 12:30 p.m. and progress to the Drouthy Bear, MCNEMBA¹s official pub, for a happy hour with a drink special for trail workers.

Schedule: (All work dates start at 8:30 a.m. and will end at 12:30 p.m.)
• Saturday, April 21 — Rollins Trails Clean up. Meet at Snow Bowl tennis courts.
• Saturday, April 28 — 5 Brooks/Ragged Mountain Preserve. Meet at Snow Bowl tennis courts.
• Saturday, May 5 — Camden Snow Bowl Trails. Meet at Snow Bowl tennis courts.
• Saturday, May 12 — Sagamore Farm Trails. Meet at the Lodge at Camden Hills, 186 Belfast Road (Route 1).
• Saturday, May 19 — Hands On The Mountain, in collaboration with Coastal Mountains Land Trust. Meet at Snow Bowl lodge.
• Saturday, May 26 — Lolli-pop loop, Rollins Road Trails. Meet at Snow Bowl tennis courts.

Midcoast Maine NEMBA builds trails, hosts rides and promotes all things related to mountain biking in the Camden, Rockport, Rockland, Thomaston and Lincolnville area of coastal Maine.

NEMBA partners with local government, landowners and land conservation groups to secure cooperative, community-based support for mountain bikers and a connected trail system.

New members and new riders are always welcome. For more information email info@mcnemba.com or visit mcnemba.com.

The Camden Snow Bowl welcomes you to enjoy our town-owned recreation area during summer, including a broad range of fun summertime activities. Kayak, canoe or standup paddleboard on Hosmer Pond. Enjoy hiking or mountain biking through our network of trails, or ride the chairlift up Sundays in October for a picnic featuring stunning views of Penobscot Bay.

Generous donation allows Camden to provide easier access to Hosmer Pond for those with disabilities

Check out our new EZ Launch Accessible Transfer System on Hosmer Pond at the Snow Bowl, which is designed to assist those with disabilities to more easily get into and out of their kayaks and canoes. This system was made possible by a generous donation from Camden resident Elinor Klivans, pictured left with Camden Parks and Recreation Director Beth Ward.

Bring a kayak over and get paddling!

Ski the Sea

The Snow Bowl has that friendly small-town feel, and still rivals the best mountains in Maine, with nearly 1,000 feet of vertical elevation and more than 20 recently expanded runs.

Nestled among picturesque harbors, charming inns and award-winning restaurants, it is also the only ski area on the East Coast with ocean views.

Season passes are available as well as day tickets, and equipment can be both rented and purchased on site. Gift cards in any denomination, for any service at the Snow Bowl, are available for purchase.

The Snow Bowl is also home to the country's only remaining original, gravity-operated 400-foot-long wooden toboggan chute. Tobogganers exit the chute onto frozen Hosmer Pond for a thrilling ride from top to bottom. Each year in February, the Snow Bowl hosts the U.S. National Toboggan Championships, a weekend of competitive racing - in costume - capped by finals and awards for the fastest teams in a variety of divisions.

Camden Snow Bowl

P.O. Box 1207
20 Barnestown Road
Camden, ME 04843

Office: 207-236-3438
Fax: 207-230-0490

Email: info(at)camdensnowbowl.com

The Camden Snow Bowl is owned and operated by the Town of Camden/Parks and Recreation Department. Beth Ward is Camden Parks and Recreation Director and Snow Bowl General Manager.

Office Hours

Spring | Summer | Fall

Office hours:
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Closed holidays.

Winter Mountain | Ski Season Hours

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Monday & Tuesday (except for holidays)

Closed Christmas Day

Office Hours
Same as above, through the end of the ski season

Spring, Summer and Fall Venue

The Snow Bowl Lodge offers a great location for spring, summer and fall wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners, company picnics, small meetings, etc.

The lodge can handle approximately 100 people seated, with room for dancing and other activities. In addition, with the awning in place over a large deck, another 50 to 60 people can be seated comfortably outside.

The lodge includes full kitchen amenities for either catering or bringing in your own food and refreshments.

There is a sound system, with speakers both inside the lodge and out on the deck, which can be hooked up to mobile devices for music. There is also a wireless microphone, as well as a drop down projection screen and wide-screen television with HDMI hookup.
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