• image1 Since 1979 the GAYLA Conference was established at Ferry Beach as one of the earliest communities of gay brotherhood.
  • image2 The spirit of GAYLA brotherhood continues to be a very important personal touchstone in the growth of all the men who have attended.
  • image3 We come to the beach to rekindle friendships, renew our gay spirituality, find love, and experience the brotherhood.

Ferry Beach Park Association - Saco, Maine

Ferry Beach is a Unitarian Universalist camp and conference center on the coast of Southern Maine. Since 1901, families and individuals have come to Ferry Beach to participate in educational, spiritual, and vacation oriented programs, to relax on the beach, or to put their feet up and read a book. It is a welcoming community that supports your spiritual growth and connects you with a larger community.

Ferry Beach Park Association (FBPA) is comprised of 18 buildings situated on 32 acres on the south end of Saco Bay, which boasts over seven miles of sandy beaches - the longest in Maine. Its main campus is right beside the bay and features three large dormitory style buildings providing guest lodging, dining and meeting space, as well as many other secondary buildings that house crew and provide additional support for our operations. FBPA encompasses a large, wooded campground with 25 tent and trailer sites, just a short walk from the beach. One of the “crown jewels” is the 1,000 feet of beautiful beach on which to relax or play. It has an extensive playground, picnicking area, a tennis/basketball court, a volleyball court, and more.

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