Summer Programs

Summer Adventures Await

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    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.

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  • Gould Adult Project Ski Builder

    NEW - for the first time in Gould summer programs, the incredible ski making class that Gould students are raving about! 

    Gould Academy has been running one of America's best ski-building courses for high school students for nearly a decade.  Join Gould Ideas Director Billy Ayotte as you design and fabricate your very own set of working skis or a snowboard! 

    This camp is a chance for adults to experience this course and build a pair of alpine skis through Gould’s IDEAS Center and the Custom Ski Building program. 

    You will meet with your camp leader, select your ski type and design your ski’s custom wood veneer top sheet before arrival. Upon arrival you will be ready to assemble, press, and finish your ski over five days. After the week is over, your skis will be sent off to be base ground and get their initial tune, ready to be shipped or picked up. These skis will look great on the trail and on the wall as a piece of art. 

    When not working on your new skis, you are free to explore the wonders of the Western Mountain of Maine.  Bring your bike and explore Bethel’s growing trail network, visit the local taverns for excellent food, float down the river, and explore local swim holes with your group or just enjoy a relaxing afternoon at a local Café. Gould Academy is at the heart of Bethel and offers many activities as Bethel continues to grow into a summer destination for the outdoors enthusiast.

    August 7 - 11

    Day camp only - pricing includes all materials necessary and lunch each day.

  • Gould Mountain Bike Camps

    Three sessions: 
    Week 1: 6/19 - 6/23 (boarding option available)  SIGN UP HERE
    Week 2: 7/17 - 7/20  WOMEN ONLY (boarding option available) SIGN UP HERE
    Week 3: 8/7 -  8/11   (boarding option available) SIGN UP HERE
    Tuesday-Friday from 9:00 am- 4:00 pm
    Cost: $700 Boarding/$500 Day  (Women's camp pricing is different see link above)

    *includes shuttle service, 2-day lift passes, and lunches at Mt Abram Bike Park.  

    Ages: 12-15 years old

    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.

    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.

    As Enduro grows, more and more mountain bike trails are being designed with lines and features to thoroughly test a rider's complete skillset. 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.

    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 2 to 3 weeks before camp begins.

  • Gould Nordic Camp

    Skiers are built in the summer, and Gould’s Nordic Camp is a fun way to kick off summer training right!

    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. We’ll have a variety of activities from rollersking 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

    Launch into Summer at Gould’s Trampoline Camp!


    Session 1:  June 18th - 23th  SIGN UP HERE
    Session 2: July 9 – 14 SIGN UP HERE
    Session 3: August 6 – 11 SIGN UP HERE

    Coed ages 8­-16

    At our Gould Competition Program Trampoline Camp, athletes will have the opportunity to prepare for the winter through a variety of activities. They will use Gould’s tramp room and foam pit to practice tricks and will work on improving fitness.

    There will be outdoor activities that include hiking nearby mountains and swimming in lakes and waterfalls.
    The athletes will train in Gould’s Farnsworth Field House, complete with its own skate park, video room, and fitness center.

  • Gould Veterinary Science Camps

    Get Hands-On Experience at Veterinary Science Camp!

    Session 1: July 5 - 7   SIGN UP HERE
    For Ages 12-15
    Session 2:  July 10 - 13    SIGN UP HERE
    For Ages 15-17

    For Veterinary Science Camp, Gould partners with teaching veterinarians to offer a high-energy, challenging, educational experience with a strong focus on hands-on learning. Veterinary Science Camp is a wonderful opportunity for students interested in medicine, science, and animals.

    Gould’s on-campus farm is home to horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry, and rabbits. McLaughlin Science Center (MSC) provides cutting-edge laboratory classrooms and equipment and the Bethel Animal Hospital, a modern small animal hospital, is less than two miles from campus.


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  • 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!

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  • 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 and Register Here
  • 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!

  • 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 and Register Here
Gould is a small, co-ed, independent boarding school for grades 8-PG.  We are passionate about preparing academically motivated students for college, helping them to become independent-minded, ethical citizens who will lead lives of purpose, action, excellence, and compassion in a dynamic world.