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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

All applications postmarked between January 2 and January 19, and received by January 26, will receive equal first consideration. Applications postmarked after January 19 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 per application.

Include with your reservation a deposit of $150 per person per week and a SASE (self addressed stamped envelope). 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 (no credit cards accepted). 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 2019 Weekly Rates

AgeAMC Member RateGuest Rate
Juniors (11-15)$603$666
Children (4-10)$461$519
Rates include AMC program charge, Maine meals and lodging tax.
Not included: lobsters, entry fee of $30 per family to Acadia National Park.
No credit cards accepted.


Registration, opening on January 2, is a two-part process consisting of the submission of both the registration and release forms. Download, print, and mail a completed registration form and signed release form, with a deposit of $150 per person and a business-size SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope) to:
Elly Preston
PO Box 219
Mt. Desert, ME 04660
Your registration cannot be processed without:
  1. Completed registration form
  2. Signed release form for each member of your party
  3. Deposit of $150 per person via check made payable to AMC Echo Lake Camp, payable in US funds
  4. Business-size self-addressed stamped envelope
Questions? Email Elly at [email protected].

2019 Current Availability

Week 0: June 22 - June 29**Available
Week 1: June 29 - July 6Not Available, Contact managers for waiting list.
Week 2: July 6 - July 13*Not Available, Contact managers for waiting list.
Week 3: July 13 - July 20*Not Available, Contact managers for waiting list.
Week 4: July 20 - July 27*Available
Week 5: July 27 - August 3Available
Week 6: August 3 - August 10Available
Week 7: August 10 - August 17Not Available, Contact managers for waiting list.
Week 8: August 17 - August 24Available
Week 9: August 24 - August 31**Not Available, Contact managers for waiting list.
* All rates discounted $200
** Special Family Offer


Registration Form

To visit Echo Lake Camp, fill out this registration form and submit it starting January 2.

Release Form

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

Camp Map

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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