Temple Heights Spiritual Camp (THSC) was founded in 1882 by Benjamin Colson, affectionately known as “Dr. Ben”. He was not a licensed doctor, but rather a simple country man, who practiced natural and spiritual healing. He was guided by the spirit of an indigenous Chief named Nickawa, of a South American tribe. Nickawa came to be Ben’s spirit guide after an illness that put him in a coma. Nickawa taught Ben his language and the healing techniques of his tribe. Ben hired an artist to draw a portrait of Nickawa and that portrait hangs in the lodge’s largest meeting room.
There is a rich and storied history of THSC as it has been serving spiritualists and spiritual seekers for nearly a century and a half. THSC is a cozy and rustic lodge and the temple building overlooking the picturesque Penobscot Bay.
We have been blessed by the services of Mediums and Healers from our local region, nationally and internationally. Each camp season provides private sessions of mediumship and healing, along with educational workshops.
All monies collected through services, gift sales and donations are used to operate, maintain, and preserve our historic camp.
We foster an atmosphere of fellowship for likeminded people and welcome all regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey.
THSC governing board of directors are:
President: Kimberly Bright
Vice President: Kathy Silvia
Treasurer: Jeanne Bower
Secretary: Phyllis Kenney
Directors: Norma Biagiotti, Nancy Parry, Laura Bower, Judith Swift and Terri Toner
We have a lodgekeeper in residence during the camp season who manages the daily operations of the camp.
Workshops are held Saturday 10:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:00-3:00 pm unless otherwise noted. We strive to bring a mix of traditional and modern topics for everyone during the summer camp season. We feature visiting Mediums, and Healers that change weekly to facilitate our programs on a variety of topics for your spiritual health. The cost is $30 per workshop.
Message Circles are held Sunday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Sunday is at 2:00 pm, other days start at 7:00 pm. In a group setting, you can receive guidance from departed loved ones and guides from the other side. The cost is $20 per person, each participant receives a message from spirit. There is a 12 person limit so reservations are required.
Offered 7 days a week. Sundays: 9:30-12:00 pm. Mon-Sat: 9:30-12:00 noon, 1:00pm - 4:00pm and 7:00 pm-9:00 pm.
Sundays, 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm (times may vary), Monday and Tuesday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 - 4:00 pm, and evenings 7:00 pm -9:00 pm.
Cost for readings and healings is $100 per hour and $50 per half hour. Reservations are required. Call the camp (207) 338-3029 to schedule your appointment.
Spiritualist Church Services are held in our temple during camp season Thursday evening 7:00 pm and Sunday morning 10:30 am followed by a pot luck, fellowship and an afternoon Message Circle.
A Spiritualist Church Service has three parts: a Healing (Laying of Hands), Inspirational Talk and Messages from Spirit. Attending one of our church services is a great way to learn more about Spiritualism, experience the visiting Medium of the week and receive a greeting from Spirit. Everyone is welcome.
We offer limited rustic, but charming accommodations in the Nickawa Lodge for those who wish to stay with us & plan to participate in our spiritual services. All rooms share a bath with limited communal kitchen privileges. We are happy to guide you to a local restaurant. The room fee is $50 per night with a 9% lodging tax and reservations are required with a 50% deposit. Please read our policy page before making a reservation. Click here for more information and to make a reservation lodging reservation page.
Volunteers are always needed! Earn Camp credit for your time. Please view Policies before volunteering. Thank you!