• Bungalow Porch

    History

    Camp O-AT-KA has a long and rich history. Thousands of boys have enjoyed Camp O-AT-KA, and we carry on the spirit and traditions of over a century of campers.

    bungalow1907Our camp was founded in 1906 by Rev. Ernest Joseph Dennen, an Episcopal minister from Lynn, Massachusetts.

    After a successful first season at a rented site, he purchased an old farmstead in East Sebago, an ideal spot for bringing the boys of his parish up from the city to reward the boys for their efforts in a character-building program he called the Order of Sir Galahad.

    Twenty boys attended camp the first summer and slept in canvas tents. In 1907, the Bungalow was constructed and by 1930 the Great Hall, Commons, and the rest of the camp were built.

    Today, O-AT-KA serves 150 campers at one time and has over sixty buildings, two playing fields, five tennis courts, a covered basketball court, rifle and archery ranges, and a seven-studio arts center. Members of the camp community come from more than 30 states and 15 foreign countries.