Camp Bates

Make Reunion 2020 a family vacation!

Camp Bates offers engaging programming for children ages 4 to 13 on Friday evening, Saturday morning, and Saturday evening. Children must be pre-registered ($25 per child) to participate, as we need to arrange adequate staffing.

“I like Camp Bates because I got to dance with the Bobcat and play in the bounce house. I got my face painted like a Bobcat and I liked the counselors.” — Avery, age 6

All programs are run by Bates students and you are welcome to check your children in and out of the programs throughout the day to suit your family’s needs.

Camp Bates Sample Schedule

Subject to change

Friday, June 12

7pm-8pm
Camp Bates Registration
Pettengill Hall, Ground Floor

7pm-8pm
Welcome! Ice-Breakers and Get-to-Know-You Games
Pettengill Hall, Ground Floor

8:15pm
Cookie Decorating
Create and consume your own masterpiece!
Pettengill Hall, Ground Floor

9:30pm
Fireworks
Olin Arts Center Terrace

10pm
Movie and Snacks
Olin Arts Center, Rooms 104 and 105 

11pm
Camp Bates Ends for the Evening
Olin Arts Center, pickup is on the first floor
(Lake Andrews level)

Saturday, June 13

8am
Camp Bates Opens for the Day
Pettengill Hall, Ground Floor

8-10:30am
Camp Bates Registration Continues
Pettengill Hall, Ground Floor

8–9:15am
Summer Games, Face Painting, and Parade Crafts
Decorate your own visor, make your own parade pennant, and join counselors for summer games and face painting!
Pettengill Hall, Ground Floor

9:30-10:15am
Camp Bates: Games and Activities on Garcelon
Campers will participate in outdoor games and activities.
Garcelon Field 

10:15am
Pickup at Pettengill Hall
Parents are encouraged to include their little ones in the Alumni Parade and barbecue lunch.
Pettengill Hall

3pm
Camp Bates Resumes
Pettengill Hall 

3-6pm
Bobcat Adventures: Inflatable Bounce House, Scavenger Hunt and Free Swim!
Campers will participate in multiple activity rotations with children of their same age group:

–Inflatable bounce house and field-sport playtime

— Camp Bates scavenger hunt

–Lifeguarded swim with camp counselors

Ladd Library Quad, Across Campus, and Tarbell Pool

6:15-7:15pm
Pizza Party
Lots of pizza, plus Seadog  ice cream sandwiches and a special appearance by the Bates Bobcat!
Muskie Archives 

7:30-9:15pm
Activities, Games, and Sunset Hike
Campers will participate in different indoor/outdoor games and activities, including a sunset hike up Mount David.
Muskie Archives, 280 Field, and Mount David

9:30pm
Camp Bates Dessert
Decorate a dessert with your Camp Bates friends!
Muskie

10:30pm-midnight
Movies and Popcorn
Muskie Archives 

Midnight
Camp Bates Concludes
Muskie Archives

Reunion for Teens Sample Schedule

Reunion is a great time for your teen to learn about college life. Teens can catch a movie in Olin Arts Center, join an Outing Club adventure, hang out in the game room, and meet current Bates students. Schedule subject to change. 

Friday, June 12

10–11am
Admission Information Session
Lindholm House

11am–noon
Campus Tour
Departs from Lindholm House

1–2pm
Campus Tour
Departs from Lindholm House

2–3pm
Admission Information Session
Lindholm House

3–4pm
Campus Tour
Departs from Lindholm House

4:30–6pm
Lawn Games

8–9pm
Sunset Hike up Mount David

9:30pm
Fireworks

9:30pm
Movie and Snacks

Saturday, June 13

10:30pm–midnight
Movie and Snacks