Plan, Prepare, Practice, Play!

Camp Goals

  • Provide top level coaching and adult supervision in a successful learning environment
  • Challenge and support all campers to gain confidence and reach their full potential
  • Coaching will meet or exceed the needs of new and experienced athletes
  • Provide 1-on-1 attention for position-specific skills
  • Develop and improve individual and team skills through games
  • Develop an intellectual understanding of how to play the game
  • Ensure satisfaction and fun for all

What to Bring

  • Mouth guard, water bottle
  • Rugby shorts, t-shirts, and rugby shirts
  • Scrumcap (optional), any base layer for hot weather comfort
  • Cleats, sneakers, rugby socks and/or athletic socks, flip-flops
  • Eagerness to learn and a great attitude!
  • Casual attire for non-practice activities
  • Bathing suit, towel (for pool)
  • Sweatshirt or fleece top, sweatpants in case of cool evenings
  • Toiletries, including sunscreen
  • Sheets, blanket, pillow case, 2 towels and a washcloth are provided
  • Portable Fan (recommended)
  • Please leave all valuables at home

Letter from the Director:

Dear Parents and Students,

Thank you for considering Polar Bear Rugby Camp at Bowdoin College. We will provide a rewarding and professional experience via excellent coaching to campers of all experience levels in a safe, supportive and positive learning environment. Camper safety and player development are our top priorities.  Campers will receive professional instruction from a team of outstanding coaches who will teach and inspire them to take their game to the next level! We look forward to seeing you this July and helping you get the most out of your rugby experience in the beautiful state of Maine!

Warm regards,
MaryBeth Mathews, Camp Director

Early ruck


MaryBeth Mathews
(207) 725-3535


Residential and Commuter campers must check-in at Coles Tower Lobby between 11:30am – 1:30pm on Thursday, July 14th, 2016.  Lunch is included for campers and is available for family members at a reduced cost (approx $6).


Bowdoin College is easily accessible by car, train, bus, and air. Rides can be arranged from the Portland airport. Amtrak and Concord Bus Lines at Downtown Station in Brunswick are just a 3 minute walk from campus.  We’re happy to meet students/campers there.


Bowdoin College
5000 College Station
Brunswick, ME 04011

Smith Union
College Street
Brunswick, ME 04011