Chop Point received accreditation from the American Camping Association and opened as a camp in Maine in 1967. Before the founding of Chop Point, the property had been operated as Merrymeeting camp for over fifty years.
Chop Point Summer camp combines a strong residential camping program designed specifically for teenagers, with the excitement of an adventurous trip program. Each summer, 80 teenagers between the ages of twelve and eighteen come to Chop Point from all over the world to have one of the best summers of their lives.
The camp is located two hours up the Maine coast in the town of Woolwich. The property includes 50 wooded acres of land at the end of a peninsula, and a mile of shoreline on picturesque and historic Merrymeeting Bay, on the Kennebec River.
Buildings include a dining hall, a lodge, two homes, eight cabins, a new state-of-the-art gymnasium, and a boathouse. The boathouse was renovated into a Library and Learning Center, housing staff and computers in the summer. Chop Point also has a full size athletic field, tennis courts, basketball courts, a volleyball court and a well-equipped waterfront facility.
Funding Chop Point
Chop Point is a recognized non-profit organization and strives to keep campers' and students' fees as affordable as possible. To do this, and still maintain the level of programs that we offer, we rely somewhat on outside donations. We have been provided with generous support from former campers, students, staff and friends. Many of the major improvements to the grounds, facilities and equipment are a direct result of their commitment to Chop Point.