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Beech Cliff from Echo Docks
Platform Tents Dot the Woods
Summitting one of the bald peaks of Mount Desert
Come pull up a chair
Sailboats Pass the Dining Hall

Visit Echo Lake Camp

ELC has some exciting news for 2017! Mount Desert Island starts coming alive very early and is in full swing by the middle of June. And as many "regulars" know, each week at camp is full and there is a long list of people on the waiting list each summer. With both of these in mind, Echo Lake Camp has added a week and will run a 10 week season beginning June 24 through Sept 2. How exciting that more campers will be able to experience the magic of Echo Lake! Even better, for this first year the Camp Committee is offering a discount of $100 per person on rates for that new week, June 24-July 1. This means a family of 4 can save $400! Discount will be applied to your bill at the end of your stay.

All applications postmarked between January 3 and January 21, and received by January 27, will receive equal first consideration. Applications postmarked after January 21 will be handled in the order of their arrival. Any week that is oversubscribed will have spaces assigned by lottery. Group size is limited to 12.

Include with your reservation a deposit of $150 per person per week and a SASE. Checks should be made out to AMC-Echo Lake Camp, payable in U.S. funds. The entire deposit is applied to your bill; the remainder is payable at camp. Refunds of one half of the deposit are given only if a cancellation is received by April 1. Campers (including individual members of families and groups) who give less than 14 days notice of a cancellation will be charged the full rate for their reservation. Please note that reservations and cancellations are based on numbers of people, not numbers of tents.

Summer 2017 Weekly Rates

AgeAMC Member RateGuest Rate
Juniors (11-15)$574$634
Children (4-10)$439$494
Rates include AMC program charge, Maine meals and lodging tax.
Not included: lobsters, entry fee of $25 per family to Acadia National Park.
No credit cards accepted.


Registration, opening on January 3, is a two-part process consisting of the submission of both the registration and release forms. Download, print, and mail both forms to:
Elly Preston
P.O. Box 219
Mt. Desert, ME 04660
[email protected]


Registration Form

To visit Echo Lake Camp, fill out this registration form and submit it starting January 3.

Release Form

All visitors to Echo Lake Camp must also complete a release of liability form.

Other Links


The Appalachian Mountain Club is America's oldest conservation and recreation organization. Its website provides information about chapters, activities, lodgings, membership and much more.

AMC Volunteer
Trail Crew

The AMC invites people of all ages to help maintain more than 1,400 miles of trails including the Appalachian Trail (AT).

National Park Service

The national park service maintains a lot of useful information about visiting Acadia National Park and other great natural preserves.

Friends of Acadia

Friends of Acadia is a conservation organization with the mission to protect the outstanding natural beauty, ecological vitality, and cultural distinctiveness of Acadia National Park and the surrounding communities, and thereby to ensure a high quality experience for visitors and residents. Its website describes Mt. Desert Island's ecology and the organization's activities.

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