Here at the Bar Harbor KOA, our recreation team has discovered the cure for spring fever: planning summer camping getaways! It's actually part of our job to create a fun experience for our campers-a task we don't take lightly. Whether you're paddling one of our kayaks or unwinding at the Woodlands pool, boredom is not an option.
KOA Express Fun Train
The KOA Express chugs through camp, with your conductor pointing out campground highlights. All aboard!
- Sunday at 10:30am
- Tuesday at 4:00pm
- Thursday at 6:00pm
- Saturday at 6:00pm
Cakes for Kids!
Cakes for Kids! Pancakes that is...
Join us for our scrumptious pancakes hot off the griddle. (Blueberries, plain, or Chocolate Chip) We round out the meal with sausage links, coffee and orange juice.
You eat up; we'll clean up!
Every Thursday and Sunday at the Oceanside "Happy Camper Cafe" from 7:30 am to 10:00 am.
Lil' Kids $3.00 ~ Big Kids $6.00
All Proceeds benefit Care Camps ~ Our favorite charity for kids with cancer to have a fun filled week at camp just like you!
Top Your Own Sundae
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Come build your own Sundaes!
Join us on Friday nights at the Woodlands at 6:30 pm. Your choice of Maine's famous Giffords Icecream Chocolate, Vanilla, or Mooseberry and top your sundae with chocolate, cherries, whipped cream, nuts, mini Reeses pieces, strawberries, blueberries, skittles, and more.
Hang out with a few of your fellow campers!
KOA Campfire Time
When the sun goes down it's Campfire Time!
Join us for S'more Galore at our community campfire.
Wednesday and Fridays on Oceanside or Tuesdays at Woodlands, 8pm.
Gather around the fire pit and get acquainted with fellow campers. Campfire time promises all the classics: toasting marshmallows and eating s'mores. Join in for a song or two or share your favorite camping story!
Meet Your Hosts
"Now is the time to book your favorite site for summer near the beautiful Acadia National Park. Fun times are coming!"Growing up in the emerald necklace that surrounds Cleveland, Ohio gave Barb Fallon her love of hiking, biking, and all forms of water sports. Summer there meant camping, mainly in the Ohio Valley or the Allegheny Mountains.
Most of the vacations throughout my life have involved camping of some sort, from primitive hike in/hike out to the luxury of an RV motorhome or camping cabin, says Barb, whose friends call her Barbie, and I hope you will too!
Barbies fondest camping memory is of a seven-day bicycle/camping trip from Gainesville, Florida to Gainesville, Georgia. Without a doubt, the Georgia Mountains are great, says Barbie, but it is people that camp make a trip wonderful. Six days in, after a particularly rainy and tiring day of peddling up the road, the group set up camp in the Oconee Natl Forest. Our camping neighbor found out it was my birthday and built me a campfire cake, Barbie recalls. Cozy and warm, we toasted to my birthday, to our new friends, and a few marshmallows. I still keep in touch with them to this day.
Though she hails from the Midwest, she migrated south after school and eventually her and her partner Ruth joined the Naples / Marco Island KOA team. Barbie went into KOAs Manager Trainee program, then Barbie and Ruth spent a summer working in Bar Harbor. During the past two years theyve been based in Trinity Lake KOA in California, earning a Presidents Award in 2012 and a Founders Award in 2013!
Barbie looks forward to taking on the role of General Manager of the Bar Harbor / Oceanside and Bar Harbor / Woodlands KOAs, and she and Ruth are very excited to return to Maine and Mount Desert Isle. It is one of our favorite KOAs!