Specialty Camps- ages 10-14

Specialty camps offer a variety of activities, programs, and in-depth experiences for campers. These camps fill quickly, so register soon to secure your child’s spot! All specialty camps will have elective traditional camp activity periods.

for Ages 10-14

July 28-August 1 /Cost: $305
Limited to 10

Designed for adventurous campers who enjoy our ropes course, they work through team and individual challenges on high and low ropes, learn knot tying and how to belay fellow campers, review equipment safety and maintenance and improve teamwork and communication skills. Campers visit the Maine Rock Gym to climb.

July 6-10/July 27-31/ Cost: $285

Each camp program will focus on mountain biking techniques and explorations of our natural environment. Kids will learn a variety of mountain bike skills using their own mountain bikes, bicycle repair, and trail safety. Daily rides on and off site will add to the fun of this great camp.  Please drop bikes to Camp Ketcha on Monday.  They unfortunately can not safely come on the bus.

June 22-26/ Cost: $285
Limited to 10

Explore and discover the fascinating invention of flight, from paper airplanes to the flight of birds. During the morning you will learn how things fly and create your own flying structures. Make a kite by Big Sky Toyz and learn from a pro.  Make boomerangs, kites and Frisbees. Figure out how to transport things by balloon and drop things with parachutes… In the afternoon we’ll play games with all the amazing flying things we’ve made.

August 10-14/ Cost $465
Limited to 10

This program will start out on our high & low ropes course elements. Campers will go through belay instruction and learn how to belay their peers as well as learning to work as a team. Campers will then travel to Northern Maine to rock climb & whitewater raft on the Kennebec River. Have fun and use your team skills negotiating the rapids. Includes overnights on Tuesday & Wednesday.(Please note the overnight dates may change as it gets closer if the weather is a factor.  Please leave Thursday open in your schedule in case that happens.)


July 13-17/ August 3-7/Cost:$335
Limited to 12

Learn outdoor survival skills, make shelters that will withstand inclement weather, learn about edible plants, tracking and safety skills. Includes one overnight at Camp Ketcha.


August 3-7/Cost: $320
Limited to 12

Designed for campers who love being in the water. Campers will spend two mornings snorkeling with Paul Rollins, professional dive instructor. The first day will be instruction on using fins, goggles and snorkels. The second day will be spent snorkeling in our pond and pool. Campers will spend one day at a local water park, explore beaches and spend time on our property exploring the Scarborough Marsh.  Campers will also learn about the water cycle, water resources and water pollution.  Open to all swim abilities and campers MUST be comfortable putting their face in the water.


July 20-24/ Cost:$ 270

Now, live the magical world of Harry Potter for an ENTIRE WEEK at Camp Ketcha! From the moment you arrive you will cease to be a Muggle, and will enter the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as a student. Do you have what it takes to learn Potions? Are you ready for daily Quiddich practice? Do you know your spellbook forwards and back?

Tons of activity, imagination, and fun will fill this week. Come prepared to immerse yourself in the world of Harry Potter, while enjoying all that Camp Ketcha has to offer!

August 10-14/ Cost: $275
Limited to 12

Campers discover their artistic side and let their imagination soar.  Kids create through a variety of projects such as: clay sculpture, sketching, watercolors or paints, nature collages, papier mâché, picture frames, necklaces, bracelets, and so much more.  Campers create masterpieces to take home and enjoy!  Campers will also experience the art of cooking through cupcake decorating and more.

Note:  Annual Registration fee is required for all summer programs