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Colby and Waterville

The town: Colby is located in Waterville, Maine, population approximately 15,000, situated atop Mayflower Hill. Downtown Waterville is host to independent bookstores, restaurants, coffee shops, and a fantastic independent movie theater. It is approximately 75 minutes from Portland (the largest city in Maine) and just under 2 hours from Acadia National Park. The campus itself is 714 acres of beautiful Maine countryside, including the 128-acre Perkins Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary, and miles of walking and running trails. The campus is also home to the Colby Museum of Art, the largest art museum in the state of Maine. Read what the Colby College has to say about Waterville, ME.

Going off campus: Students at Mathcamp are welcome to explore the nearby town. You can pick up extra pens or snacks at the campus bookstore, but campers often enjoy outings to nearby grocers, bookstores, and ice cream shops! Keeping track of our students' whereabouts is very important to us, and students must check out before leaving campus. Learn more about student safety.

Field Trips: There are great opportunities for field trips in the area on weekends at Mathcamp! Field trips are entirely optional, but open to all students. The cost of field trips is included in the camp fee. We encourage parents to complete permission forms, which are required for students to have the option to participate in some field trips.