Children’s Events


The Maine Fishermen’s Forum is dedicated to the seafood industry – and their families!  We offer a number of opportunities for children and teens to swim, play games, watch movies, and participate in group events like arts and crafts and Scavenger Hunts.

There are also three evening dinners planned for kids – offering a combination of good food and great fun!  Pre-registration for these dinners is highly recommended, signup forms are located at the Forum Registration Desk.  Please register as soon as possible because there is limited seating which sells out quickly.

Friday and Saturday we offer a Kids Fun Lounge and Game Room, swimming at the pool and evening movies.  Children may also participate in supervised crafts such as Super Foam Kooky Creatures, Tie Dye T-shirts, Lobster Buoy Painting, Face Painting, Sand Castle Lighthouse Craft and Slime Making.

Below is a guide to children’s activities we had at the 2020 Forum.  The 2023 Live Forum activities will be posted on the 2023 FORMS PAGE when available.

What When Note
Swim at the Samoset pool Thursday,
8 am – 9 pm; Friday &  Saturday, 10 – 9 pm
No cost.  Children under 14 must be monitored by parent.  No swim lifeguard on site.
Arts & Crafts Thursday, Friday & Saturday – Scheduled during the afternoons and evening No cost.  Held at the Fitness Center. No advance sign-up required.

Schedule changes for each day – not completed yet

Fun Lounge & Game Room Friday and Saturday,
8 am – 9 pm
Next to the Fitness Center
Water safety training Friday and Saturday, 8 am – 10 am USCG life-raft and immersion suit training in the heated pool for both you and your children.
Kid’s Dinners Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 5:30 – 8:00 pm Age 3 and up.  Pre-registration at the reception desk required.  Tickets are $7.  (Children who are not yet toilet trained may attend, if accompanied by a parent/guardian)
Movie Night Friday and Saturday, 8:15 pm No cost, and never more than PG-rated.  Location and titles available at the reception desk.
Babysitters Thursday – Saturday, daytime and evening The Samoset maintains a list of babysitters who provide service at the resort.  Hourly rates average about $20.