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January 14th, 2020

Surf Camp is Open for 2020!


Hello friends,

A new year, a new decade… and another season of Surf Camp kicks off today!


I hope that everyone is having a healthy and happy start to the new decade. I really can’t believe that our first season of Surf Camp was now almost 18 years ago. Time flies and soon enough we’ll be welcoming second generation campers into our program.

While it’s thanks to all of you that we get to keep doing this, the reality is that the core of what we do has hardly changed at all over the years. Surfing is pretty special that way. We’ve got better wetsuits now and the boards have changed a bit, but otherwise it’s still all about those few things that really matter: the ocean, the beach, being around friends, playing in the waves. As the rest of the world changes so fast, it’s a lot of fun being a part of something that kind of stays the same…

Surfing is one thing that is just good for us — for our health and our heads — whether we’re 9, 19, or 59. 

Details on all of our offerings for 2020 can be found below, and sign ups are online starting today. 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!

2020 Program Details


Our flagship summer camp program for kids and teens ages 9 to 15. Week long sessions, Monday through Friday, 9am – 3pm all summer long. This will be our 18th season of Surf Camp!

  • Session #1 – June 15th – 19th
  • Session #2 – June 22nd – 26th
  • Session #3 – June 29th – July 03rd
  • Session #4 – July 06th – 10th
  • Session #5 – July 13th – 17th
  • Session #6 – July 20th – 24th
  • Session #7 – July 27th – 31st
  • Session #8 – August 03rd – 07th
  • Session #9 – August 10th – 14th
  • Session #10 – August 17th – 21st
  • Session #11 – August 24th – 28th


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 06th – 09th
  • Session #2 – July 20th – 23rd
  • Session #3 – August 03rd – 06th
  • Session #4 – August 17th – 20th

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!


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!

Dustin Turin & the Surf Camp team
(207) 370-6706
[email protected]

Surf Camp Maine/Maine Surf Adventures LLC

On Scarborough Beach

Scarborough, ME 04074

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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

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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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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

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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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August 8th, 2014

Session #6 Surf Camp Photos

Somewhat smaller waves this week compared to last, nevertheless, did not disappoint. It was sunny and hot for most of the week and there were plenty of waves out there for everyone to have a great time. You can view and download images from the full gallery here: Surf Camp 2014 Week #6 Photo Gallery


Above: Sawyer leads us through the morning meeting. “I caught a fish like, this big.”

Below: STOKED!

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Above: This surf camper was sure he’d spotted buried treasure. He just missed it on the dive!

Below: Group photo with Prout’s Neck in the background.


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July 20th, 2014

Surf Camp Photos from Weeks 3 and 4

The waves for weeks #3 and #4 of Surf Camp provided non-stop fun. We had light winds and sunny skies to make the small but consistent pulse of swell a perfect mid-summer treat. There wasn’t much time spent out of the water in either week.

Surf campers enjoying perfect waves and weather

Above: Can you beat this? Warm water, sunny skies, glassy waves = GOOD TIMES!

Below: Surf instructor Sawyer Theriault cruising the nose on a nice little runner.

Sawyer Theriault, toes on the nose.

Summer camp in Maine: nowhere better

Above: When it comes to learning to surf, waves like this are pretty much perfect.

Below: Instructor Emily Heath navigating some fun lines at Scarborough Beach.

Emily Heath, surf instructor at Surf Camp, charging some fun lines at Scarborough Beach

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July 13th, 2014

Photos from Week #2

The second week of Surf Camp did not disappoint… so far this has been an above average summer for waves and weather, and the kids are loving it! So are we… images link to full gallery and downloads.


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August 3rd, 2013

Another Beautiful Week! Session #5 Photos Online

This picture says it all: two thumbs up! Can’t believe how fast the summer is flying by as we sign off on another beautiful week in 2013, filled with warm water and fun waves. Enjoy the photos!

What a week!