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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:


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:

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:


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:

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!


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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

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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!

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June 30th, 2014

2014 Kicks Off With Great Weather, Fun Waves

With the 2014 season of Surf Camp now underway, the first week of camp launched us off in good form with beautiful weather and fun waves throughout the week. We visited Sprague Hall on Thursday morning to avoid a thunderstorm and kick back with a movie, but otherwise it was sunshine all week. Check out the photos here:

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April 26th, 2014

Fun Morning at the Green Neighbor Family Fest/Urban Runoff 5K

Even though it rained, we had an awesome morning at the Green Neighbor Family Festival in support of the Urban Runoff 5k and clean water education here in Maine.

Urban Runoff 2014, Surf Camp

The event brought out an incredible array of local businesses and organizations that are working to help keep Maine’s rivers, lakes, and oceans clean. We got lots of people on our ‘indo board’ in lieu of surfing and were able to share some of the things that we do at camp in support of the environment: beach clean-ups, education, and minimizing our environmental footprint, to name a few.

Being around so many inspiring people stimulates our thoughts on what we can do at camp to further integrate environmental awareness into our programs… we’ve already got some new ideas. Thanks to everyone who stopped by!

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December 20th, 2013

There’s still time to give surf for the holidays!

Still can’t decide what to give? A gift certificate for SURF LESSONS or SURF CAMP will surely be one of the most unique and exciting gifts under the tree this year.
Surf Camp Gift Certificates Available

If you’re doing last minute shopping, purchasing a surf camp gift voucher is INSTANT — just check your email — and we make it easy for the recipient to book their lesson or week of surf camp anytime they want. See you in the water!

December 4th, 2013

Making a Positive Impact in 2014

Surf Camp is committed to passing on the good karma that we’ve been fortunate to receive in abundance over the years.  In addition to making scholarships available for camp, we are constantly supporting charitable activities and causes that are important to our social and environmental ethic. For the 2014 season, Surf Camp has already donated two weeks of day camp to important causes.

So far we’ve pledged a week of camp in support of the Urban Runoff 5K, an event to raise awareness of water pollution and raise money in support of clean water education in local schools. After all, our camp only exists thanks to the beautiful clean water off our coast — and we are committed to keeping it that way for generations to come. The 5K is April 26th, 2014 — two days after Earth Day — and you can learn more about it at the Urban Runoff website.

Urban Runoff 5K, April 19th, 2014

In addition, we’ve donated a week of a camp to the Woodfords Family Services “Families in Focus” auction. Woodfords provides community based services and support for people with special needs and their families, including preschools for children with special needs, in home support services, and peer support groups.

Woodfords Family Services

Here’s to hoping 2014 brings good waves and good karma to all!

February 9th, 2013

2013 Camp Dates Posted!

The 2013 camp dates are now online and accepting applications! 2012 was, as those of you who joined us know, an incredible year. Tons of sunshine, warm weather, and some really great swells rolled through to make it one of the best summers ever. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that 2013 will bring more of the same! Sign up today!


August 14th, 2010

Surf Camp Week 7 Photos

Photographs from Week 7 of Surf Camp, taken from the water by professional photographer Dustin Turin, are now available through Dustin’s website:

Surf Camp Week 7 images now available

Surf Camp Week 7 images now available