Special Events

May 17-19th

Free Camping, Ship Shape Weekend #27

Free camping in exchange for help with our spring chores. Everyone is welcome to share…paint, build, rake, tend the fires, cook, organize and celebrate our wonderful community!

The schedule proceeds generally like this rain or shine:

Thursday or Friday drive in during daylight hours and choose a campsite. Friday night join us for pizza at the art studio…bring toppings to share and a beverage of your choice…we’ll have the dough ready for custom creations.

Saturday start the day with homemade doughnuts and coffee while we divide up the chores based on what you like to do. We’ll break for lunch…hopefully a BBQ at the beach if the weather is conducive. Dinner’s pot luck and a trivia game.

Sunday and Monday we tie up loose ends, eat leftovers and massage tired muscles.

More questions? Call us at 207 548-6059 or email us and we’ll save you a site relax@campocean.com

June 21 – September 5th

Camp and Create

When you come camping, we want you to step away from your day-to-day life and fully immerse yourself in our world…the tide pools, gardens, goats and honeybees. We hope that you’ll lose track of time and forget what day it is. As a family of craftsmen, we’ve always believed that making something with your hands relaxes both your mind and your body. So we built an art studio and every week during the summer there’s an artist in residence to share his or her passion. There’s no cost to you (except possibly a small materials fee or an occasional opportunity for a private lesson) and the program is open to all campers.

Wednesday at the Shores #27

Every Wednesday 5-7 PM from Mid-June to Mid-September.  Free to the Public. Celebrating community and creativity in the mid-coast.  Searsport Shores and the Makers Guild of Maine invite everyone to join in the fun at the campground on Wednesday nights for an old-fashioned porch picking party on the main stage (garden kitchen during times of heavy dew)  free tables to sell your crafts and farm goods, food specialties from the camp kitchen, outdoor art projects and more. So grab your instrument, voice or just come on over. All are welcome! 216 West Main St./ Rt. 1, Searsport. FMI (207)548-6059 or www.maineoceancamping.com


Fiber College of Maine       9/9/20 -9/13/20

This year’s theme “Flaxapalousa”. The largest Fiber Arts educaiotnal gathering on the East Coast.  Classes on everything fiber, knitting, crocheting, weaving, spinning, fiber preparation, rug hooking, quilting, lace making, wood working, basket making and more.  Always the week after Labor Day in Searsport, Maine….atb the beach, amidst the organic gardens and under the stars. 216 West Main St., Searsport,  FMI (207)548-6059 or www.fibercollege.org

Maker’s Market at Fiber College of Maine       9/11/20  12PM-8PM

Friday’s Market Day with $10 spaces from 12:00-6:00 PM to sell what you make! Entrance is free to the public all dat. There will be free demonstrations, live animals, $20 art classes, live music and local food.  Check out the Maker’s Space to create your own project. The evening will be capped with a beach camp-fire, music and treats.  FMI (207)548-6059, director@fibercollege.org , makersguildmaine.org

Strung Together: Old Time and Bluegrass Jam Campout     9/18 -9/20/20

Strung Together @ the Shores: Traditional Music, Dance and Old Fashioned Good Times. Wood-fired cooking, cider press, Old Time, Bluegrass and Americana music. Share in song, dance, jams, local food and great melodies from that old-time music tradition. Workshops, guided and free group jams, performances, folk dancing, shape note singing, banjo making (starts pre-festival) and did we mention jamming.   Many indoor and outdoor music spaces are provided. Please invite the friends you’d love to spend the weekend with! Held by the ocean-side at Searsport Shores. Camping and cabins available on site. FMI: 207-548-6059, www.strungtogether.us

Pre-conference banjo making and clawhammer workshops 9/14-9/18

Come early, stay long.

Extra proceeds will be used for musician scholarships and to help fund the instrument lending project at the Searsport Carver Memorial Library.

Belfast Bay Fiddlers