When Nancy Maloney purchased property on Great East Lake in Acton, Maine, she knew it had a bigger purpose than just a vacation spot for her and her husband. As she spent more time on the beautiful property, she decided to open it up to nonprofit organizations that encourage and support young women and men in the pursuit and development of their full potential.
She has offered Camp Bella Soul for use to nonprofits since 2011. It is also available for artist and coaching retreats, including the Piecing it Together workshop.
Camp Bella Soul is situated on a quiet ten-acre wooded lot in southern Maine and is open from May through October. A short walk through the woods leads to a private beach on pristine Great East Lake. The camp house comfortably sleeps 14 and includes a fully applianced kitchen, living room, bunk room, three showers, toilets and sinks, and is situated on a private lot.
Besides its peaceful setting, Camp Bella Soul has many amenities, including:
- Two kayaks
- Two canoes
- One paddle board
- One paddle boat
- Public boat ramp nearby for larger boats
- Life jackets
- Two pedal carts
- Carpetball table
- Ping pong table
- Board games
- Playing cards
- Fire pit
- Charcoal grill
While the camp is used primarily for nonprofit, artist and coaching retreats, it is also available to rent for family vacations. Those vacation rental proceeds are used to help defray operating costs.
The Owner: Nancy E Maloney
As a young girl I had a dream of living on a lake among the wonders of mother nature. After many years this dream came true when I purchased our home on Great East Lake. Ten years later we were fortunate to have the opportunity to share this great experience by creating Camp Bella Soul.