January 18th, 2019

Surf Camp is Open for 2019!


Hello friends,

Greetings for 2019! I hope your holidays were sunny in spirit and I’m emailing now to remind you that it’s that time of year again… time to start thinking about summer plans! We are now open for the season and enrollments begin today:

In recent years, our offerings have grown so that we now truly have something to interest anyone who loves the ocean and the outdoors, from our namesake summer camp to our adult surfing program, which will be entering its 6th season.

As you know, our programs fill up fast, so take a look at your calendar and get your booking in ASAP to guarantee the availability of your preferred dates.

Details on all of our offerings can be found below. In the meantime, I just want to say THANK YOU for your continued support and for making Surf Camp possible. Please don’t hesitate to reply to this email with questions or pick up the phone and give us a call – (207) 370-6706

See you soon enough on the beach!

2019 Program Details


Our flagship summer camp program for kids and teens ages 9 to 15. Weeklong sessions, Monday through Friday, 9am – 3pm all summer long. This will be our 17th season of Surf Camp!

  • Session #1 – June 17th – 21st
  • Session #2 – June 24th – 28th
  • Session #3 – July 01st – 05th
  • Session #4 – July 8th – 12th
  • Session #5 – July 15th – 19th
  • Session #6 – July 22nd – 26th
  • Session #7 – July 29th – August 02nd
  • Session #8 – August 05th – 09th
  • Session #9 – August 12th – 16th
  • Session #10 – August 19th – 23rd
  • Session #11 – August 26th – 30th


Adult Surf Camp is the best way to learn to surf if you’re no longer a kid or a teen. Our 4-day evening program is the only offering of its kind, designed specifically to provide adults with the foundation they need to become competent surfers. Ages 21 and up, sessions run Monday – Thursday from 5:30 – 7:30pm.

  • Session #1 – July 08th – 11th
  • Session #2 – July 22nd – 25th
  • Session #3 – August 05th – 08th
  • Session #4 – August 19th – 22nd

We cap the week off with a beach pizza party, and with the evening schedule, you will get a whole new perspective on our beautiful Maine coast. Check out the schedule, photos, and more details here: surfcampme.com/adult-surf-camp


If you’re not ready to commit to a multi-day program or you want to get the whole family in the water together, taking a Surf Lesson is a perfect summer activity!

We offer lessons five days a week throughout the summer (Tuesday – Saturday) and accommodate all ages 9 and up. Our lessons run in the mornings from 9:15am to noon and the schedule and sign-ups are available here: surfcampme.com/surf-lessons

P.S. We can accommodate groups of up to 20 people for events and private lessons, so don’t hesitate to give us a call if you want to plan an amazing experience for a big group!


Surf + Climb Camp unfolds over selected weekends in small groups and combines a morning of surfing, lunch at the beach, and climbing in the afternoon up the road at Salt Pump. Tons of fun and no one gets bored! Ages 9 to 17.

  • Session #1 – Sat/Sun, July 20th – 21st
  • Session #2 – Sat/Sun, Aug 10th – 11th

Learn more and sign up: surfcampme.com/surf-and-climb


This month long program runs in the month of September and is designed to help more advanced surf campers take the next step in advancing their skills in New England’s fall surf season, when chances for bigger waves and ideal conditions abound.

Our small group meets every weekend and we cap the program off by taking a local surf trip to check out some new waves and conditions at another local surf break. Sign ups start mid-summer. Learn more here: surfcampme.com/fall-surf-program

Don’t hesitate to call or email with your questions or for help signing up for one of our programs. Thanks as always and I look forward to seeing you on the beach and in the water!


March 15th, 2018

Surf + Climb 2018

Join us this summer for a weekend of Surf + Climb with our friends from Salt Pump Climbing! Learn more about Surf + Climb camp »

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March 9th, 2017

Surf + Yoga Event – Sun, July 16th 2017

Join us Sunday, July 16th 2017 from 9am to noon at Scarborough Beach for a special Yoga + Surfing class presented by Surf Camp and Kirsten Beverley-Waters of Thryve. Learn more and sign up »


January 10th, 2017

2017 Surf Camp Program Dates

2017 is here and we are off and running planning another summer full of programs for kids, teens, and adults of all ages! Enrollment for most programs begins on January 15th.

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Surf Camp

Day camp for kids and teens aged 9 to 15. Weekdays 9am-3pm. $469 per week.

2017 Surf Camp Dates
  • Session #1: June 19th – June 23rd
  • Session #2: June 26th – June 30th
  • Session #3: July 05th – July 7th
  • Session #4: July 10th – July 14th
  • Session #5: July 17th – July 21st
  • Session #6: July 24th – July 28th
  • Session #7: July 31st – August 04th
  • Session #8: August 07th – August 11th
  • Session #9: August 14th – August 18th
  • Session #10: August 21st – August 25th

Surf campers getting ready to learn how to surf in Maine!

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Adult Surf Camp

4-day evening program for adults aged 21+. Mon – Thu, 5:30-7:30pm. $375 per week.

2017 Adult Surf Camp Dates
  • Session #1: July 10th – July 13th
  • Session #2: July 24th – July 27th
  • Session #3: August 14th – August 17th
  • Session #4: August 28th – August 31st

Adult Surf Camp, Scarborough Beach, Maine

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Surf + Climb Camp

Weekend day camp for kids & teens aged 9 to 17. Saturday/Sunday, 9am-3pm. $219/pp.

2017 Surf + Climb Camp Dates

  • Session #1: July 01st – July 02nd
  • Session #2: July 22nd – July 23rd
  • Session #3: August 12th – August 13th

Surf + Climb Camp with Surf Camp @ Salt Pump Climbing

We will of course also be offering both group and private surf lessons for kids and adults of all ages (9 and up). We offer half-day group surf lessons every Saturday morning from 9am to noon at Scarborough Beach, in addition to offering private and semi-private lessons Tuesday – Friday mornings starting in July. These are booked through our website and will become available for reservations starting in February.

January 23rd, 2016

Introducing Surf + Climb Camp

For the 2016 summer camp season, I’m excited to announce a collaborative weekend offering in conjunction with Salt Pump Climbing in Scarborough.

Salt Pump opened their new facility in the fall and the idea was hatched when I started climbing as an alternative to flat surf days. Being new to climbing, I found the challenge of climbing stimulating, and with many of Salt Pump’s staff also being surfers, it became clear that the symbiosis between surfing and climbing is strong.

Both surfing and climbing emphasize a relationship with our environment, and while each activity is usually enjoyed with other people, both are essentially individual pursuits that illicit total focus and presence of being.

There’s also a healthy physicality to both surfing and climbing that requires mind and body be in tune with one another in order to succeed and progress.

Surf + Climb Camp

As a result, I’m happy to introduce a series of Surf + Climb Camps that will take place over the weekends: these Saturday/Sunday programs will run from 9am to 3pm, starting out at Scarborough Beach to take full advantage of light morning winds (good for the surf) and then heading over to Salt Pump after lunch to climb.

As far as I know, it’s the first program of its kind in Maine. We have three weekends scheduled with a maximum of 12 people in each program:

  1. July 02nd/03rd
  2. July 16th/17th
  3. August 20th/21st

The program is designed to accommodate surfers and climbers of all levels. In the ocean, participants will learn from our team of experienced surf instructors and at the climbing facility, we will all learn (myself included) from the equally experienced climbers at Salt Pump. It’s going to be a ton of fun and I hope you’ll join us!

More information and online signups are available on the Surf + Climb page of our website. I look forward to seeing you in the water and ‘on the wall!’

- Dustin

- Learn More About Surf + Climb Camp

August 31st, 2015

Last Week of Surf Camp 2015

The last week of camp for the summer of 2015 did not disappoint. Beautiful weather and fun sized, glassy little walls were fun for everyone. And as the photos show, these guys are RIPPING! Check out Pearl (first photo), Anya (third photo), and Nic (fifth photo) — killing it! What a great way to cap off the summer.

Full gallery available here: Surf Camp 2015 – Session #10 Gallery

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Full gallery here

August 6th, 2015

Another Day, Another Wave…

I can’t believe we’re already through the first week of August… it always goes fast! The waves haven’t disappointed though and we’ve had a ton of good days this summer. Here are a few pics from this morning, session #7. Full gallery will follow soon.

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July 5th, 2015

2015 Season Leads Off With WAVES!

The 2015 season launched full speed ahead last week with waves aplenty. The first week of camp saw good waves and beautiful conditions, with lots of opportunities to challenge and exhilarate everyone.

Day #1 of the season brought clean stomach high surf that delivered consistent waves through the end of the week. And we couldn’t even believe it when Monday of week #2 brought even better waves that lasted right up until Friday afternoon.

Thanks everyone for an awesome kickoff to the season!

Photos from Week #1


Full gallery here

April 21st, 2015

“Surfers Make Good People”

Another surfer once told me, in no uncertain terms, “surfers make good people.” We were chatting after a surf on the island of Lombok, one of Indonesia’s many surfing gems, and it was the kind of conversation that meanders along when you’re surfed out and don’t really have anything more pressing on the schedule.

We talked about the surf back home: Western Australia for him and not much in the way of comparison to our surf in Maine. He had been telling me about his plans to move from ‘West Oz’ with his Indonesian wife and open a guesthouse just up the road… the type of retirement plan that every surfer dreams about.

His pronouncement came after I told him about teaching kids to surf at Surf Camp. He blurted out with surprising excitement:

“Mate, good job! The world could use more surfers because surfers make good people.”

These are the highlights from the conversation that followed, which was about the life lessons that surfing teaches us.


Lesson 1: Rely on Yourself and Always be Humble

Surfing teaches confidence and humility simultaneously. Entering the ocean to ride waves means putting yourself in a position where you’re on your own. If you get into trouble, you can’t just hit the pause button to gather your thoughts.

In the ocean, the situation is always dynamic: in addition to pounding waves, surfing often means contending with rocks and reefs, strong currents, weather, wind, and (sometimes) sea-life. As any surfer knows, when a big set bears down there is nothing and no one that can help.

The ocean will humble the very best surfers.

As a result, surfing teaches us to rely on ourselves and have confidence in our capacity to overcome challenges. It teaches strength and resilience. But even more, surfing shows us our limits and teaches us to know and respect them.

The ocean will humble the very best surfers, and in fact, those surfers are usually the ones that stand most in awe of the ocean’s power.


Lesson 2: Cherish Nature

There are few pursuits that are so dependent on a close relationship with nature. After all, good waves are the result of weather events that happen thousands of miles away. They can’t be recreated or manufactured by man and as a result surfers are completely beholden to ‘Mother Nature.’

The Point, J-Bay. Photo: Dustin Turin.

Nature giving in abundance. Photo: Dustin.


January 2nd, 2015

2015 Surf Camp Dates and Sign Ups

As we welcome the new year, it’s already time to start thinking about your summer plans. We have finalized our 2015 Surf Camp dates (below) and remind everyone that we start accepting sign ups on January 15th! Starting on that date, you can sign up here: Surf Camp Online Application.

2015 Surf Camp Dates

  • Session #1 – June 22nd – June 26th
  • Session #2 – June 29th – July 03rd
  • Session #3 – July 06th – July 10th
  • Session #4 – July 13th – July 17th
  • Session #5 – July 20th – July 24th
  • Session #6 – July 27th – July 31st
  • Session #7 – August 03rd – August 07th
  • Session #8 – August 10th – August 14th
  • Session #9 – August 17th – August 21st

Surf Camp at Scarborough Beach

We can’t wait to be back here!