Controversial camp proposal in Rome, Maine up for planning board vote

A controversial plan to build a summer camp on Long Pond in Rome, Maine is going before the town planning board on Monday.

An application was submitted earlier this year for Camp Caruso to be built on 15 acres of a 68-acre parcel. The camp for separated male siblings living in foster families would host 48 campers at a time for a 10-day period. Plans call for log cabins, sports fields, a dining hall, office, parking lot and amphitheater.

It’s controversial because of the close proximity of the property to local residents who have organized opposition to the proposal.

For more on the proposal, visit the article on the subject.

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at and I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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