World-renowned Robin Hood Camp is a summer camp program in Brooksville, Maine that has gained wide recognition for its quality instruction delivered by industry professionals.
In the nearly one-hundred year legacy of Robin Hood Camp, thousands of kids from more than 40 countries have received world-class instruction from top professionals, developing skills and passions that last a lifetime. Camp Owner and Manager Rick Littlefield shares how the quality of professionals employed in the program makes a tremendous impact on the experience of campers.
“We’ve elevated the summer camp experience at Robin Hood Camp by giving campers the ability to choose their own program activities, and we’ve given them plenty of options to choose from,” says Rick Littlefield. “Our property is located in a uniquely advantageous position in the rurals of Maine with quick access to both the ocean and freshwater bodies. This allows us to offer many exceptional activities that are led by top professionals in their industries who instill lasting skills and experiences in our campers.”
Robin Hood Camp has gained a tremendous international reputation over the years for its diverse activities and qualified leaders. Today, the camp is proud to offer activities that are typically only found at specialty camps and employs only top industry professionals to lead them. Here, campers can attend Wakesurf Academy, which is led by a Jr. World Champion Wakesurfer from Brazil. They can hone their soccer skills with Jr. Olympic and collegiate coach Bruce Groshong, and improve their wakeboarding abilities with 6-time Wakeboard World Champion Dean Lavelle.
Similar to Robin Hood Camp’s Wakesurf Academy, campers can enroll in professional-level squash lessons during a 2-week Squash Academy. The Squash Academy is led by Harvard Squash Coach Hameed Ahmed who trained more than 30 collegiate All-American players and took on training leadership roles with multiple National Championship teams. PGA pro Dave Deheras, coach of UC Santa Barbara, heads up the Golf Academy & Program, in addition.
At the camp’s Tennis Academy & Program, USTA professional Arpan Trivedi and four USTA world class pros from India oversee skill development. Archery lessons are instructed by a member of Mexico’s National Team, and Robin Hood Camp’s Survival Program is led by a highly-trained military staffer in the field.
“We also employ professional fishing guides, fly fishing instructors, kickboxing instructors, survival trainers, musicians, performers, videographers and many other industry leaders to ensure every camper has a meaningful experience at Robin Hood Camp,” says Rick Littlefield.
Rick Littlefield owns and operates Robin Hood Camp in Maine during the summers, but invites people to stay at the Oakland House Seaside Resort in the state year around.
Robin Hood Camp is one the world’s premier summer camp programs that caters to a diverse set of campers each year who come from more than 40 countries. In addition to Robin Hood Camp, owner Rick Littlefield and his wife also head up the Oakland House Seaside Resort in Maine, which invites visitors from around the world to experience the beautiful landscapes of Maine in a quintessential location.
“Robin Hood Camp is a fantastic place for kids to come out and enjoy the unique environment here in Maine, with plenty of access to rural forests and fields, freshwater lakes, and access to ocean shorelines,” says Rick Littlefield. “The Oakland House Resort offers all the same views and adventures for adults and families in a historic property near the water.”
The Oakland House is made up of a resort colony of vintage cottages, a communal guest
house, and a 130-year old inn on 60 acres located at Eggemoggin Reach in Maine. While the property itself is a picturesque setting, the surrounding environment boasts plenty of excursions and sights that are sure to entertain guests from any background or walk of life.
Like Robin Hood Camp, the resort relies on Maine’s landscapes for its activities, such as paddling or canoeing through local waters, hiking breathtaking trails, fishing along the shore, sailing the ocean, and more. Guests at the Oakland House can also receive recreational instruction from USTA Tennis professionals and PGA professionals on property.
“People don’t come here to experience bustling cities and busy night life, they come here to escape and enjoy all that nature has to offer,” says Rick Littlefield. “And we offer plenty of that right in our backyard.”
The Oakland House overlooks Pumpkin Island on one side and Deer Isle Bridge on the other, delivering beautiful local landscapes for visitors to explore and plenty of trails to travel along. The resort is the ideal destination for couples looking to escape their overwhelming lives, families looking to get away their iPhones and reconnect with each other, and anyone who wants to experience Maine’s rural countryside.
“We’re very proud of Robin Hood Camp and the Oakland House as they offer quick access to all the land, water, and nature of Maine that we grew up loving,” says Rick Littlefield.
Robin Hood Camp is one of the most prestigious summer camp programs in the world and today hosts kids from more than 40 countries at its Maine property. Helping set the standard summer programs everywhere, camp owner and manager Rick Littlefield hires world-class professionals to instruct and run the dozens of activities available in the program.
Rick Littlefield and his father have owned, managed, and maintained Robin Hood Camp for nearly a century between them. In this time, they have created an unparalleled summer program led by top professionals who teach lifelong skills and abilities through world-class activities.
Unlike any other summer program in the country, Robin Hood Camp was built in an especially unique and advantageous location, nestled in the beautiful landscape of Maine close to both freshwater bodies and the ocean. Because of this, the camp offers exclusive and diverse recreational opportunities to children ages 6-16 from around the world.
“We strive to deliver the best summer program we possibly can and employ professionals from many countries to lead our activities and train our campers,” says Rick Littlefield. “Our goal and philosophy is more than improving sports skills it is to impart abilities and lessons that help each child achieve personal growth build camaraderie, with integrity, and joyfulness.
Robin Hood Camp offers its campers world class activities usually only found at specialty camps. The Golf Program is led by PGA professional player Dave Deheras, the Wakesurf Academy was recent headed by a Jr. World Champion Wakesurfer from Brazil, and the exciting Survival Program at Robin Hood Camp is led by a highly trained and experienced military staffer.
Our Wakeboarding Academy is taught by 6-time Wakeboard World Champion Dean Lavelle, and soccer is led by Jr. Olympic and collegiate coach Bruce Groshong. During the camp’s 2-week Squash Academy, Harvard Squash Coach Hameed Ahmed—who has trained more than 30 collegiate All American players and multiple National Championship teams—coaches our camper players.
Robin Hood Camp also runs a Tennis Academy directed by USTA professional Arpan Trivedi along with other USTA qualified pros from India. Pacific Rim Muy Thai Kickboxing Champion Nghia Tran is set to direct the our Muy Thai program for his 19th year. There is world-class Sailing Racing coaching on our lake and ocean. . Archery lessons are instructed by a member of Mexico’s National Team, and Professional Fishing Guide Dan Ryan instructs lessons on both fly fishing and spin cast fishing with campers. Additionally, Dan Ryan is also an expert Master Canoeist and Survival Trainer.
“At Robin Hood Camp, we also bring in professional musicians, professional circus performers, professional chess coaches, expert equestrian trainers, professional photographers and videographers and many more so that every camper truly has the the potential to experience the summer of their lifetime says Rick Littlefield. There are many more opportunities for campers to explore and a vibrant Trip program that will take another interview to list.”
Run by Rick Littlefield and world-class instructors, Robin Hood Camp offers an unparalleled experience in Maine to grade school children during summers. The outstanding offerings, the vital mission of the camp, and its advantageous proximity to forests, lakes, and the ocean has allowed it to stand out as one of the greatest summer programs in the entire world.
At Robin Hood Camp, campers ages six to sixteen find a truly unique experience in the activities and learning programs offered each summer by Rick Littlefield and his staff. The camp has been in operation for more than 90 years, overseen and owned only in its history by Littlefield and his father. Over the years, the camp continues improving its offerings for campers and consistently expands the level and selection of activities available on property.
Robin Hood’s summer program quickly developed a reputation for being one of the finest children’s camps anywhere, and it’s recognition and respect have only grown with time. The program is often described by parents as a safe, nurturing, stimulating, and challenging environment offering the best activities and courses anywhere. The Littlefields are dedicated to maintaining the camp’s esteemed reputation by keeping up the quality of its programs, including bringing in an internationally diverse group of kids each year and ensuring a low camper to staff ratio.
“Parents and children who decide on the idea of summer camp are hard-pressed to find a fun
and a trustworthy program that is as well-suited for seasoned campers as it is for those leaving home for the first time,” says Rick Littlefield. “It’s a major commitment, which is why we are dedicated at Robin Hood Camp to providing enriching community experiences and engaging activities that leave lasting memories well beyond the summer.”
One of the major appeals to Robin Hood Camp is that its program prompts growth and development from their campers on all levels. The Littlefields have given all campers the option to build their own program, which nurtures independence, self-knowledge, and other life-world choices. Campers have the option to craft their own schedules both weekly—for the morning activities—and daily—for the afternoon activities. This enables campers to also choose the level of competition and intensity when pursuing activities each summer.
“We are a lifetime sports camp that accents individual skill building and fundamentals, and we
are committed to acquiring top of the line equipment for all our activities to learn these skills,”
says Rick Littlefield. “We also participate in inter-camp competitions and offer advanced
champion level instruction for the more competitive and determined players, so children at any
level can get involved.”
Robin Hood Camp provides more than 30 sports and activity options during the days, which are overseen by a supportive group of leaders and attended by campers from more than 40 countries. These components and the level of professionalism established at the camp help set Robin Hood apart from all summer programs across the globe.
For nearly a hundred years, Maine has been home to Robin Hood Camp, which is internationally recognized for its superb summer programs and its diverse attendees from 40 countries. Through the guidance of gifted and inspired leaders, the camp offers campers world-class instruction, academies, and range of program that can not be found in any other camp in the world.
Robin Hood Camp has set the bar for summer camps for decades by offering one of the most unique summer programs led by highly talented professional coaches not generally found in traditional summer camps. In addition, the camp is situated in the beautiful landscape of Maine within proximity to both freshwater bodies and the ocean. This is an exclusive recreational opportunity as no other camps in America are located as closely to both lakes and ocean as Robin Hood.
Here, children ages 7-16 are welcome to participate in dozens of exciting activities that are led by world-class instructors throughout the summer.
“You’d be hard-pressed to find another summer camp in the entire world that can boast such exclusive offerings and activities as Robin Hood Camp,” says Rick Littlefield, who has served as the owner of the camp since 1985. “We strive to deliver the best summer program that we can achieve and employ professionals from many countries to lead our activities and train our campers.”
At Robin Hood Camp, attendees will encounter activities usually reserved for specialty camps and academies. For example, campers will have the option to take wakeboarding lessons from 6-time Wakeboard World Champion Dean Lavelle and play football/soccer under the tutelage of Jr. Olympic and collegiate coach Bruce Groshong. Harvard Squash Coach Hameed Ahmed directs the camp’s 2-week Squash Academy, who has trained more than 30 collegiate All American players and led multiple National Championship teams. World Class Muy Thai kickboxing champion Nghia Tran from Vietnam, currently living in Australia, has trained up to 100 campers a day for 19 years.
A Jr. World Champion Wakesurfer from Brazil runs Robin Hood Camp’s Wakesurf Academy while the Golf Academy & Program is directed by PGA pro Dave Deheras, the coach of UC Santa Barbara. In addition, the exciting Survival Program on property is led by a highly trained military staffer.
Professional Fishing Guide & Outdoorsman Dan Ryan, teaches fly fishing and spin cast fishing with campers on nearby ponds and rivers.Dan Ryan is also an expert Master Canoeist and Survival Trainer who sheds professional insight on these activities during the summer. The camp offers a Tennis Academy and dynamic program that is directed by USTA professional Arpan Trivedi and four USTA world class pros from India. World-class Sailing Race instructors coach on both the nearby lake & ocean, while archery lessons are instructed by a member of Mexico’s National Team.
“At Robin Hood Camp, we also bring in professional musicians, professional circus performers, professional chess coaches, expert equestrian trainers, professional photographers and videographers and many more so that each child in attendance truly has the summer of their dreams while staying with us,” says Rick Littlefield.
Setting a high bar for summer camp programs around the world, Robin Hood Camp offers a one-of-a-kind experience to children aged six to sixteen from the fields, lakes, and ocean of coastal Maine. Founded in 1928 by Frederic B. Littlefield and owned by his son Rick Littlefield since 1985, Robin Hood strives to achieve the unprecedented landmark goal of becoming the first 100 year father/son organization.
Led by Director Rick Littlefield, Robin Hood Camp has built a global reputation for being perhaps the best summer camp of its type in the world and has attracted four generations of children including the children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of Presidents, European royalty, and titans of global industry. The Robin Hood summer program has been recognized by parents as a safe, nurturing, stimulating, challenging, positive, and protective environment. The Littlefields successfully maintain the camp’s esteemed reputation by keeping up the quality and diversity of its programs, an unprecedented low camper to staff ratio, and upholding the traditions of family and universal values that separates itself from others..
“Parents and children who decide on the idea of a summer camp experience are hard-pressed to find a more fun and trustworthy program that excites, inspires, and challenges children. ” says Rick Littlefield. “We understand that going off to camp for the first time is a big decision for both parents and children and we strive to reward their bravery with an experience of joy, away from academic pressures, and societal expectations. Children need to be shown that life can and should be a joyful experience and we do our very best to provide this.”
Robin Hood Camp seeks growth and development from their campers on all levels, and, as a result, have created a summer program that takes advantage of all the rich landscape and activities Maine has to offer. The camp’s unique location is one of its major draws: it borders both a three-mile lake and the coastal ocean of Maine’s Penobscot Bay while taking advantage of a vast variety of land and water sport opportunities.
“We are a lifetime sports camp that accents individual skill building and fundamentals teaching, and we are committed to acquiring top of the line equipment for all our activities to learn these skills,” says Rick Littlefield. “We also offer advanced champion level instruction, no other traditional camp in the world is able to offer, for the more competitive campers as well as being a great and welcoming destination for beginners. No camper should ever feel intimidated to try a sport or activity.”
Campers who stay with the Littlefields at Robin Hood Camp don’t have to be great athletes or highly competitive in order to succeed, either. What’s more, they don’t have to have any prior experience in their selected activities to participate.
Robin Hood Camp provides more than 40 sports and activity options each day that is combined with an ambitious and adventurous trip program available to kids of all ages. The Littlefields give all campers the option to build their own individualized programs, which nurtures independence and a feeling of freedom. Perhaps for the first time in their lives their opinion truly matters and they can follow or find their own passions without adult interference of teachers and parents. This, combined with the positive, enthusiastic, and unusually talented staff, helps set Robin Hood Camp from any other camp in the world.