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Waban - Making a difference in the lives of children and adults with disabilities for over 40 years

Camp Waban

Camp Waban has transitioned from a summer camp for people with developmental disabilities and other special needs into the fully accessible TREE Center, (Teambuilding, Recreation and Environmental Education) where people of all abilities can utilize the waterfront, explore the grounds and trails, study the environment, engage in leadership development and hold special functions year round. People of all ages, abilities, and experience levels can come to swim, boat, fish, skate, snowshoe, hike, discover and enjoy all that nature provides. Visit our newest website, www.treecenter.org.

TREE (Teambuilding, Recreation & Experiential Education) Center

  • In conjunction with Northeast Passage, a program from the University of New Hampshire College of Health and Human Services that is a nationally recognized leader in the provision of innovative therapeutic recreation services, a three phase plan has been developed to expand the offerings at Camp Waban so that broader audiences are able to utilize the facility on a year-round basis
    new bathhouse
  • Phase 1 - the construction of a fully accessible, four seasons, Bathhouse that is LEED (Leadership in Energy Environmental Design) certified in design, construction and operations, which meets today’s environmental and mobility needs, and is close to the beach. This project is expected to be completed in the Fall of 2008.
  • Phase 2 - the remodeling of the “Commons” building into the Experiential Education Center, a four season lodge and program space that will serve as the program and recreational hub for experiential programs and engage the community in building handicapped accessible trails through Waban’s adjacent property. Experiential leadership development opportunities are available through “challenge” elements on the trails such as low ropes and other team and personal development building activities.
These trails and our facilities are available to the public, other non-profits, and to corporate partners who had an interest in leadership development opportunities for their teams. In addition, four season activities such as cross country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, and boating would be available, complete with equipment that can be rented from the Experiential Education Center which will be opening in the fall of 2014.
  • Phase 3 -  the remodeling of the “Abenaki” cabin into winterized overnight facilities that would further expand program offerings and in conjunction with the Wormwood Conference Center, would provide leadership development, seminar, and conference spaces for corporate partners, community groups, and nonprofit organizations. 

For more information, visit the TREE Center website.

The TREE Center consists of Summer Camp and Day Services (Day Use and Overnight Stays), Special Event Programming Facility Rental, Teambuilding, Recreation, Experiential  Education Program, and Leadership Development.

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morning at the beach

Summer Camp 

  • Located on a quiet, forested corner of Bauneg Beg Lake in Sanford, Summer Camp offers week long summer recreational opportunities in fully handicapped accessible waterfront facilities for children and adults with developmental disabilities and their family members and care givers.
  • Day time activities including lifeguard monitored swimming, kayaking, paddle boats, pontoon boat rides, fishing, home cooked meals provided by our kitchen, nightly camp fires, and sleeping overnight in fully accessible cabins enables campers with a variety of disabilities to fully experience the joy of summer at the lake.

St. Andre camps at WABAN

Summer Day Services

  • All of the day time activities available to our overnight guests are also available for those individuals or groups that want to enjoy all of the fun and experiences of a day at the lake without staying overnight.   
    • Summer Camp Brochure  

First Camp 

  • A weekend overnight communication camp for children ages 8 to18 and their parents who use an augmentative communication device as their primary means of communication.

First Camp Brochure

  • For more information about Summer Camp or, Summer Day Services please contact us at 207-324-7955.

 Special Event Programming

Our beautiful and accessible lakeside facilities and Wormwood Banquet and Conference Facility are available for all sorts of special events including management retreats, family reunions, corporate meetings, company trainings, and other types of group gatherings. Overnight accommodations are also available.

For more information about the Wormwood Banquet and Conference Facility and rental opportunities, please visit the Wormwood Center website.