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Facilities -

PMC's Quick History -
Poland Mining Camps (PMC) headquarters are in Poland, Maine and was conceived and construction started in the 1950's. Dudy Groves built the entire complex of 10 Cabins, the Pavilion and other buildings himself. He even cut his own lumber from the pine timber right on the premises. Mary Groves has also added her touch to the cabins, services and decor of the complex. Since the early 1990's, they have upgraded the facilities and added services to meet the needs of their customers. The Camps' atmosphere is "Maine Rustic" and cozy, but the facilities are complete and modern. Situated in the pine tree grove, the mood of the complex is quiet and relaxing, except in the morning when the squirrels and birds show up to be fed.
We offer lodging, meals and services tailored to your needs!

Our Lodging -
PMC offers full service cabin style lodging, rustic on the outside, cozy and comfortable on the inside! Our cabins are complete with a mud room, living room, kitchenette, bedroom(s), full bath, all with a fireplace and loads of charm. Various cabins can accommodate 1 to 5 people. Parking is right at your door and all cabins surround the Pavilion.

Our cabins are always ready for occupancy. All linen is supplied and the basic toiletries are available in the bathroom. Each Cabin has at least one double bed and many have a single bed in a second bedroom. The cabin kitchen is fully functional for those late night snacks and a drip coffee pot is supplied. Most Cabins have a TV and/or a radio. We do not have telephones in the cabins, but a pay phone is on campus for outgoing calls and cellular phone service is excellent in the area.

Pavilion & After Hours Room -
At the center of the Complex is the PMC Pavilion. It is the hub of activity for Poland Mining Camps. It is the place to check in when you arrive, all of your meals are served here and where all functions and socializing usually take place. Composed of two separate rooms, the Pavilion Room is open until after dinner time, while the After Hours Room is open anytime.

Meals and Services at the Pavilion -
All meals are served at the Pavilion Main Room. Meals are served buffet style and if you have special dietary requirements, just let us know and we will accommodate you - we do it all the time! Also in the Pavilion Room are mineral displays from the various quarries you will visit and specimens given to us by our customers. A reference library is available here and includes information about the area pegmatites. We also have microscopes and equipment for you to check and view mineral specimens - yours and ours.

After Hours Room at the Pavilion
In the same building is the After Hours Room, where guests can lounge, meet and talk as late as you want, whenever you want. Basically a large living room, there is also a special corner to study or work on your minerals. You may also entertain guests here or in your Cabins anytime.

Poland Mining Camps does not have a license to serve alcoholic beverages, but you may bring your own and consume them anywhere on Campus - even in the Pavilion & After Hours Room. We do not allow them on collecting trips and all we ask is that you do not drink and drive.

Other Services
The complex has laundry facilities, pay phone and other services on site, including a mineral washing station and wrapping supplies. Your pets are also welcome! For those who prefer a Motel, Inn or RV-tenting Campground style accommodations, we can make arrangements for you locally.

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Last Updated: January 31, 2010
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