Summer Camps

Summer Adventures Await

List of 1 items.


    Summer camp in Maine is something that legions of people have enjoyed, and it conjures up images of swimming holes, pine forests and adventure.  Summer at Gould is no different! Join us in the mountains of Western Maine to get out and explore, try something new, or build skills in something you enjoy.

List of 4 items.

  • Gould Cross Country Mountain Bike Camp

    Bethel, Maine, boasts an extensive network of mixed level trails, gravel roads, as well as Mt Abram Bike Park.  Riders will have the opportunity to explore and train on these trails, each selected to provide a mix of technical challenges and awe-inspiring scenery.

    Session 1:  June 24-28  REGISTER HERE
    Day and Boarding Options Available
    Coed Ages 12-15

    This specialized mountain bike camp is designed for enthusiasts and aspiring riders seeking to develop their skills in cross-country racing while surrounded by the stunning landscapes of the region.

    The camp takes place at the renowned Gould Academy, nestled amidst the rugged beauty of Bethel's wilderness. This camp programming is designed for mountain bike enthusiasts with a more race-focused mindset. 

    Campers will benefit from top-notch USA Cycling certified coaches with extensive experience in cross-country racing. From mastering technical descents to optimizing climbing techniques, our coaches will provide personalized guidance to enhance each rider's skill set.

    To complement the physical aspects of mountain biking, the camp includes workshops on nutrition and fitness tailored specifically for cross-country riders. Learn how to fuel your body for peak performance and maintain optimal fitness throughout the race.
  • Gould Enduro Mountain Bike Camps

    As the fastest-growing discipline of cycling, Enduro is all about skills, speed, and fun—it can be as laid back or competitive as each individual rider chooses to make it. At this camp, our USA Cycling certified coaches provide riders with the tools necessary to improve their skills and build confidence on the bike, which will lead to more enjoyable, safer, and more efficient riding.

    Session 1:  June 24-28  [Session Full]
    Session 2: July 8–12 REGISTER HERE  
    Session 3: August 5–9 REGISTER HERE  
    Day and Boarding Options Available
    Coed Ages 12-15

    Gould Enduro Mountain Bike campers will spend two days learning and training on Gould’s Pine Hill trail system, including our pump track, before spending the next two days at Mt Abram Bike Park. At Mt. Abram Bike Park riders will have the opportunity to utilize the lift service to rip miles of purpose-built gravity trails.

    Fitness and endurance are required to safely and enjoyably participate in the sport. We ride multiple hours each day of camp, and our coaches address ways to build your fitness during rides.

    Full-face helmets and full-suspension mountain bikes are strongly recommended. A comprehensive Information Packet with a full list of recommended gear to bring will be emailed to all registrants 3 to 4 weeks before camp begins.
  • Gould Nordic Camp

    Bring it all together at Nordic Training Camp! We're not waiting for winter, and neither should you!

    Skiers are built in the summer, and Gould's Nordic Camp is a fun way to kick off summer training right. Our experienced staff will take you on adventures while honing your endurance, strength, and skills.

    July 7-12 REGISTER HERE
    Day and Boarding Options Available
    Coed ages 11-18
    We'll offer a variety of activities from roller skiing to running, biking to bounding, agility courses to multisport adventures, and a whole lot more.
    We'll also play lots of games and hit as many crystal-clear water holes as we can. You'll get some nutrition tips, and our coaches will provide you with a summer training plan if you don't have one. But best of all, you'll meet other skiers from around the state and country while enjoying the best that Western Maine has to offer.
  • Gould Trampoline Camps

    At our Gould Competition Program Trampoline Camp, athletes will have the opportunity to prepare for the winter through a variety of activities. Training takes place in Gould’s Farnsworth Field House, using the tramp room and foam pit to practice tricks and work on improving fitness. 
    Session 1:  June 23-28  REGISTER HERE
    Session 2: July 7–12  [Session Full]
    Session 3: August 4-9  [Session Full] 
    Day and Boarding Options Available
    Coed Ages 8­-16
    Email Katie Keough for waitlist availability

    Launch into summer at Gould’s Trampoline Camp! The field house facilities include its own skate park, rock wall, euro bungee trampoline, indoor airbag, video room, and fitness center in addition to the trampoline room and foam pit. 

    In addition to indoor training, campers also get to explore the many nearby mountains, waterfalls and lakes during hiking and swimming trips.

More to Consider

List of 1 items.

  • Camps Run by Outside Groups

    Other than the summer camps run by Gould, there are other sport-specific camps that are held on the Gould campus. Check them out below!

List of 4 items.

  • 3d Lacrosse Adventure Camp

    This 4-day and 3-night adventure camp will focus on 3d instructed lacrosse sessions combined with outdoor adventure pursuits. Lacrosse will occur twice daily in addition to outdoor activities including Mountain Biking, Skateboarding, swimming, and more. Don't miss out on the best camp of the summer!

    This camp is open to both Boys and Girls (ages rising 3rd-9th grade)

    More Information 
  • Revolution Field Hockey Camp

    Revolution Field Hockey is excited to bring an elite staff of college coaches and players to Gould Academy in Bethel, ME. Currently the only overnight field hockey camp in the state of Maine, we look forward to providing a great opportunity for girls to not only expand on their skills who already play but those who are also interested in learning how to play as well. Join us for what will be a great week of camp!

    More information
  • GameBreaker Lacrosse Camp

    GameBreaker is excited to announce that we are going to hold a boys and girls lacrosse camp at Gould Academy in Bethel, ME. Campers will enjoy playing on the school's athletic fields and staying in the dorms on campus. 

    More information (coming soon)
  • Seacoast United Residential Soccer Camp

    Seacoast United Residential Soccer Camp is the highest level camp offered by Seacoast United and is tailored to highly motivated players who are ready for an intense training program to prepare for competition at the next level.  In addition to fantastic on-field training, players will also enjoy a great time away from the field during their week of camp!  Some of the activities that have taken place in past years have included volleyball games, movies, slip-n-slides, FIFA, board games, swimming, and more!

    More Information 
Private High School for Boys and Girls | Grades 9-12, Postgraduate and Winter Term for Grades 7-8 | Boarding School in the Mountains of Maine

Gould Academy guides students to be creative, courageous and resilient and to lead lives of fulfillment and purpose.