What accommodation options are available?
1.TENTING is the most popular option. NEOFA is not a commercial campground, but a summer children’s camp, so we do not have definite tent “sites”. Campers find a flat clear area along the shores of True’s pond and stream, or a quieter space in the wooded areas around the ballfield, or entrance and exit roads. Keep in mind that if tenting along the water in the community area, you will not be able to have your vehicle with you as this area is off limits to vehicles during the camp session. You may tent with your vehicle in the other areas. Many family units tent together.
2. CABINS: We have 12 rustic bunk house cabins, that hold 10 campers each. Each cabin contains 4 sets of bunk beds, and two single beds, which have kid’s camp style vinyl covered mattresses. We do not provide bedding, so you will have to bring a sleeping bag or other bedding and a pillow, if needed. Most people bring a sleeping bag, a sheet for warm nights, and a blanket for cooler nights. Cabins do not have electricity or bathrooms. The bathhouses are nearby, as are a multitude of “porta potties”. We have two cabins with ramps, if needed, and lower bunks are reserved for special needs campers.
There are designated women’s and men’s cabins, youth boys and girls’ cabins, and family cabins and couple cabins. If you are part of a family group, please note that on your registration form, so we can keep you together. We do not have private cabins, and there are usually more than one family in a cabin. Many times, the cabins are full to capacity. To reserve a bunk, please select this option on the registration form. There is no extra fee for cabin housing.
Do I need to bring bedding if I’m staying in a cabin?
Yes you would need to bring bedding. The mattresses are of the vinyl covered kids camp style. Sleeping bags are easy, but many prefer to bring sheets and blankets, or a combination of both. Maine weather is unpredictable, where you may need the sleeping bag AND a blanket on one night and then just a light blanket on another. Don’t forget your pillow!
Is there RV parking?
Yes, we have space for RV and camper parking in a large ball field surrounded by tall pines. We have parking attendants on duty during registration to help you find a suitable spot. We do not have hookups of any kind. Please be advised that there are limitations on the use of generators, as they can cause many health difficulties for the surrounding tent campers.
Are gas-powered generators allowed at Maine Fiddle Camp?
Gas powered generators, both stand alone and ones that are built into a trailer or RV, are NOT allowed on the main campus of Fiddle Camp. This applies to the ball field, and camping areas in and around the ball field. Generators are allowed at designated “off campus” areas. Solar powered electrical generation is allowed and welcome.
Message to registrant with trailer or RV:
A common sense policy that has always existed but never written down is this: Gas powered electrical generators are not allowed at any time in the main campus of Maine Fiddle Camp. This means the ball field and camping areas in and around the ball field. This applies to stand alone generators and those built into trailers and RV’s. Since these areas are shared by tenters, the noise and exhaust emissions are not welcome and not healthy. Campers who NEED to use generators are asked to park in designated off campus areas. Solar powered electrical generation is allowed and welcome.
Can I rent a tent?
Yes, we offer a limited number of tents with a camping “double” bed, good for one or two people.
The tent/bed set is 10×10 in size, waterproof, bug proof, and well ventilated with a cedar double bed and mattress. There is space under it for storage. You just bring your bedding. Ideal for a couple or single person.
Need to reserve in advance on a first come/first served basis. $100 for a weekend. $200 for the week.
Can I sleep in my car?
Yes, sleeping in your car, van, or truck is allowed in the ball field, but not in the tenting area along the water.