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It is the mission of the College to engage students of uncommon promise in an intense full-time education of their minds, exploration of their creative faculties, and development of their social and leadership abilities. Bowdoin is all about connections; the people you meet here, whether faculty, staff, coaches and friends, will be your friends for a lifetime.
Bowdoin College’s Pickard Fields cover 35 acres of some of the best groomed field space in New England. Blessed with excellent natural drainage, the fields are supported by in-ground irrigation and are well-tended by a devoted field crew. Bowdoin College has been the host site for many NESCAC, New England, and Northeast Regional Rugby Tournaments for Division I and II men and women. The USA Women’s Eagles spent their 3-week Residential Camp here, prior to the 2010 World Cup.
Athletic Training Coverage
Certified Athletic Trainers will be on site at the rugby pitch for the duration of the camp. [in residence halls and available 24/7]. Access to training rooms for equipment, supplies, and care is available and included in the cost of camp. Should it be necessary, two hospitals are within 5 and 10 minute drives of Bowdoin College.
Housing and Meals – Dorms & Dining on Campus for 2022
Polar Bear Rugby Camp has negotiated with local hotels in Brunswick and Freeport for discounted rates for your stay. Please also research the area yourself, as there are many hotels, B&B’s, Airbnbs and campgrounds in the greater Brunswick and Midcoast area, some within walking distance of campus, some downtown, and others along the coast.
In Brunswick: Comfort Inn, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott**, The Brunswick Inn, The Brunswick Hotel, Best Western Plus
In Freeport: Hilton Garden Inn, Harrasseeket Inn, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express Suites
** A block of rooms is reserved at a discounted rate at Fairfield Inn & Suites, Brunswick, Maine. Call or email for the link to register here. All services included.
All campers will enjoy a delicious, fresh and locally-prepared lunch from Wild Oat Bakery or from Bowdoin’s #2 college dining facility in the country! Dietary restrictions are easily accommodated. Please note any restrictions on your registration form.
Commuters should plan to arrive and check in, well in advance of the first session of the day (Thursday) which starts at 10:00am. Further information about drop off and pick up locations and times will be furnished via email before camp begins. Campers without their own cars should plan on being picked up at 5:00pm. Campers under 18 must check in and out EACH day with camp staff.