Dear Prospective Camper:
We are thrilled that you are considering Lochearn Camp for Girls for your summer fun and adventure! Throughout this website you will discover some of the special spirit of Lochearn. One of the most important things for you to know is that Lochearn is a very warm, loving, and welcoming place. New girls are instantly drawn into the Lochearn circle and made to feel welcomed from the moment they arrive. As a community, we promote kindness and consideration. Cliques and meanness are just not a part of our summer community. At Lochearn, everyone has something special to give and to gain from her time at camp, and the qualities that make you unique are embraced and encouraged. We hope that you will choose to be part of our community of goodness where it is "Cool to be Kind!"
Frequently Asked Questions:
What type of girl goes to Lochearn?
All kinds of girls -- girls who want to have fun, make friends, discover new interests and talents -- girls just like you. If you want a wholesome summer of fun, friendship and adventure, then you will feel very comfortable in our summer community.
Is it hard to make friends?
Making friends comes naturally to girls at Lochearn. We understand how scary it can be to be away from home and not know any or many people, so we create lots of opportunities to laugh, have fun, and make new friends in a carefree manner. By the end of the first day, you will have played games, sung songs, laughed at staff doing silly skits, met everyone in your cabin, had a tour of camp and an orientation to our program. With all of this going on, you will meet lots of people, begin to make friends with campers and staff, and be ready to begin the next day (your first full day at camp) with a sense of comfort and security.
What are the staff like?
Our counselors are kind, caring, and fun! They are friendly with cheerful personalities and will help you adjust to successfully living away from home and making new friends in and out of the cabin. Counselors meet regularly with campers both individually and as cabin groups to make sure everyone is getting along well and having fun. You will make lifelong friendships with both campers and staff from your time at Lochearn.
Is the camp competitive?
Not at all! We offer a great program of athletics and arts as well as special programs like riding and outdoor adventure. Our hope is that you will come and try things that you may not have a chance to try at home. At Lochearn each girl wants to be the best she can but she is not competing against others to do so. On a regular basis, we have sporting events with other camps and encourage anyone to play who wants to. We are not concerned with putting together "winning teams." Interestingly though, because of our positive, cooperative attitudes and the strong teaching girls receive in their activities, we usually tend to win our sporting events - and we do it with Lochearn Pride!
What is the spirit of Lochearn Camp?
Lochearn spirit is a strong and vital part of our summer community. It grows daily at camp -- around the campfire as we sing songs, through blue and green team events, in the dining hall as the entire camp population rises up in song, and as we laugh, play, and work together as a community. You can feel Lochearn spirit in your heart during the summer and in the days between summers. This magical spirit develops into school spirit and college spirit and civic spirit. It is a wonderful, fulfilling feeling, and you will be grateful all the days of your life for having captured the Lochearn Spirit.
What is the food like?
Breakfast and dinner are served family style with six campers and two staff members at each table, while lunch is served buffet style. Breakfasts include fresh fruit and juice, a choice of hot and cold cereals, and a hot meal such as scrambled eggs, pancakes, or waffles. Lunch may be sandwiches, tacos, chicken tenders, etc. along with soup and salad bar. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are always served at lunch in case a girl does not like the main meal. Dinner consists of dishes such as baked chicken, turkey, pork roast, lasagna, or fajitas along with vegetables, fresh bread or rolls, and a starch such as rice or potato. A pasta bar and salad bar are always available during the dinner meal. Milk is offered at all meals. We also enjoy fun meals such as cookouts, Hawaiian luaus, international dinners, and theme meals. Sunday mornings, girls enjoy a special breakfast buffet in their PJs.
How do I get to know the camp better to be sure that it is right for me?
Call or email us to receive our brochure and camp video, or plan to visit us at camp. We are there year round and will be happy to give you a tour. We can also give you names of girls in your area who attend or who have attended Lochearn. We hope to see you next summer!!!
The Lochearn Camp Motto
To be honest, to be kind, to seek a deeper understanding of the beauty about us.
To make the whole camp happier for our being here
To make and keep friends, but to do so without surrendering our
ideals, and above all to keep friends with ourselves.
To grow to have more courage and self-confidence, and take home
an open mind and a kind and caring heart.
Listen to what our campers have to say about their time at Lochearn…
"I want to compliment you on making one girls' summer the best she ever had. With the great activities - day and night - and a comforting staff who made us all feel at home, I never felt homesick. The camp motto gives everyone the ideal virtues they can use at home. Thank you for creating the perfect summer paradise."
"You really made my first time at Lochearn fun and exciting. At Lochearn, I've noticed that everyone is your friend and everyone cares for you no matter who you are. This camp is the best one I have been to."
"I love the fact that at Lochearn you can be exactly YOURSELF – such a place is hard to find nowadays."
"Lochearn has become my second home, a place where I always feel safe, comfortable and happy. Here, I have the confidence to try new things and make new friends, and the support and encouragement to make the 'whole camp happier for my being here.' Thank you for the best four year of my life!"
"Lochearn helped me discover who I am and lets me be myself no matter what! It is so welcoming here. Lochearn has such a positive influence on everyone's time here. There is an endless amount of love and good times with amazing memories and lessons that I bring home after each summer."
"Lochearn is the most special place I've ever been. I know I fit in and feel I'm the best I can be without being teased or put down. Lochearn will never leave me; I know I'm a better person when I leave."
"Thank you for another fun-filled and life changing summer. I have learned so much about me and what I am capable of doing if I just believe in myself and trust in the people who believe in me."
"From the moment I first came to Lochearn five years ago, I knew I found a fabulous place – beautiful both in location and spirit. I did not know that Lochearn would make me a genuinely better, more spirited and kinder person."
On Lake Fairlee, Post Mills, Vermont