2012-04-13 / Community

Summer Camp Directory

Camp Ketcha

336 Black Point Road
Scarborough, ME 04074
Phone: (207) 883-8977
Fax: (207) 885-0944
Web address:

Summer Camp: Ages 3-15. Traditional, Specialty, Horsemanship, Trip & Leadership Camps. Transportation offered from locations in Southern Maine.

Our day campers can enjoy sandy beaches on a private pond, a swimming pool, hiking trails, large indoor spaces and a world of opportunities outdoors. Daily program areas include: swimming, archery, outdoor living skills, drama & music, arts & crafts, Environmental

Education including gardening, sports, Ropes course with high and low elements, and a rotating programs. Our Equestrian Camp offers riding lessons to camper’s ages 6-14. We also offer overnight Adventure Trips for campers ages 9-14 including Rock climbing, kayaking, and whitewater rafting. Specialty Camps include Cops and Robbers, Superhero, Pirates of Ketcha, Grossology and Outdoor Survival.

Other Programs: Hearth & Home Montessori Preschool, School Vacation Camp, Children’s Birthday Parties, Seasonal Family Events, Facility Rentals, After-School Programs, Horsemanship Programs & Riding Lessons and Ropes Course Teambuilding Programs.

Surf Camp

Surf Camp is a great experience as well as a lot of fun. While kids learn a life-long activity they develop a feeling of mastery over something that gives them self-confidence. On an average day kids smile all day, immerse themselves in nature, use their bodies, develop confidence, coordination and balance and make new friends. Riding waves provides an unmatched sense of exhilarating pure, natural energy. Best of all though, learning to surf gives a kid something to do that they will love for the rest of their lives. They will, I promise, thank you for opportunity to learn to surf. And - on the worst day at Surf Camp - it’s still a day at the beach. Call David @ 207-423-1986

Southern Maine Community College

SOUTH PORTLAND —Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) will be holding a variety of sports camps this summer on its ocean-side campus in South Portland. SMCC Summer Sports Camp is in its ninth year of offering quality sports camps for boys and girls entering grades 4-9.

With outstanding facilities and 8-to-1 staff-to-camper ratio, all of the camps, including basketball and soccer, focus on skill development to give the camper an excellent foundation of the sport. Lunch is included in the fee of $190 SMCC SUMMER SPORTS CAMP Grades: 4-9 Cost: $190 Time: 8:30 am-3:30 pm SMCC Co-Ed Soccer Camp, July 9-13; Seacoast Hoops Basketball Camp-Girls, July 16-20; Seacoast Hoops Basketball Camp-Boys, July 23-27 For more information: Contact Matt Richards Phone: 741-5927 E-mail: mrichards@smccme.edu 2 Fort Road, South Portland, ME 04106 www.smccme.edu/athletics Southern Maine Community College empowers students to respond to a changing world and enhances economic and cultural development in Southern Maine by providing a variety of educational opportunities and partnerships.

Hoop Camp

On Pleasant Lake in, Casco Hoop Basketball Camp has schooled more than 20,000 kids in basketball over the past 41 years while they enjoyed meeting new friends in a safe camping environment. In addition to basketball instruction and games, campers enjoy swimming, water basketball and other activities. Only 90 campers of approximately the same age attend each session. This provides time for counselors and coaches to give individual attention.

Mr. and Mrs. Fish’s Fish Camp!

Treat your child to a fantastic ocean experience at Fish Camp this summer. Tide pools, the beach, a lighthouse and tanks full of sea creatures are the backdrop for a fun laughter-filled experience for children ages 7 thru 12.

Fish Camp, in its 34th year, is run by awardwinning educators, Jeff and Deb Sandler, known throughout the world as “Mr. and Mrs. Fish”.

Fish Camp is located in a beautiful setting directly on the ocean at SMCC in South Portland. Campers can choose to participate in tide pool exploration, silly skits, light house walks, sports, arts and crafts, and lots more. Come to camp and experience the Tests of Strength, Courage and Wisdom, listen to Mr. Fish’s famous Ralphie stories, and know the joy of a Dairy Queen Attack.

For more information visit www.mrandmrsfish.com or call Mr. Fish at 767-3629.

Adventure at Waynflete Summer Programs

360 Spring Street, Portland, Maine http://www.waynfl ete.org/summertime

From our conveniently located campus in Portland, kids ages 3 to 15 embark on a range of summer adventures.

Preschoolers discover World Explorers, Kinder Nature, or Spanish while young artists explore Summertime Arts, Weaving, and Digital Media. Performers join in theater, gymnastics, and dance camp. Budding naturalists team up in Eco Explorers, The Sea & Me, and Leadership Adventure, and athletes hone their skills in basketball, lacrosse, tennis, cross country, soccer, martial arts, or field games.

For additional information, contact Rachael Thrash, Director of Summer Programs, at (207) 774-5721 x379, or rthrash@waynflete.org.

Maine Pines Tennis Camps

Maine Pines Tennis Camps are affordable tennis day camps located on the beautiful campus of Bowdoin College in Brunswick. All levels and ages of players for boys and girls are welcome for fun and learning the sport of a lifetime. Instructors are USPTA certified and are assisted by college players. Maine Pines Racquet & Fitness Club, located 1/4 mile away, is used for rain back up so kids are guaranteed tennis rain or shine, and the Bowdoin pool is used by the camp as well for mid day cool downs. The success of the program is evidenced by the high number of returning campers every summer. The program truly emphasizes fun and learning.

Mad Science in the Summer Time!

Mad Science of Maine offers fun, innovative, active day camps to get your child excited about science! Gallons of green glowing liquids; strange objects flying through the air; messages written in secret code; robots that play soccer; mystery substances that change from solid to liquid in seconds. Is this a fictional account of a visit to another planet? No . . . it’s a Mad Science summer camp! Be prepared to embark upon an adventure into the exciting world of science! There are 5 exciting themes to choose from including Mad About Science, Junior Engineers, 3.. 2..1...Blast Off!, Robotics, and Spy Academy. Whether your child has a chemistry set of their own or if they’ve never had an interest in science, this is the camp for them! Mad Science creates an atmosphere where kids can make new friends as they learn, play, create, and experiment. Mad Science Camps for ages 6-12 offer a daily combination of in-class science exploration and active outdoor games. These fun innovative programs have something for everyone. Maybe there is something about the colorful lab coat but kids are raving about Mad Science! Register by March 15th for a discount in some locations. Go online to www.madscience.org/maine, call us at 878-2222 or send an email to info@madsciencemaine.com

Children are our future at North Atlantic Montessori School

The most crucial time for learning is between the ages of birth through five years old. The young developing brain is like a sponge, absorbing everything in its environment and all interactions. This is one of the founding principles of Dr. Maria Montessori and at North Atlantic Montessori School we honor her principles and philosophy. North Atlantic Montessori School was founded in 2009 and is located in a state-of-the-art building for the purpose of offering a Montessori education for children between the ages of infants to 6 years old including State Approved Kindergarten. It is equipped with classically beautiful Montessori equipment and child sized furniture. The school offers a structured, calm, wellorganized environment that allows children to learn intrinsically through curiosity and desire. Our school environment supports the children so that they can learn at their own pace and at their free will, giving them power to become masters in their learning. The environment allows children to work independently or with others in any of the learning centers. A Montessori education never forces a child to be like someone else, the emphasis is solely on the child feeling great about themselves through their own accomplishments and desires.

North Atlantic Montessori School offers summer camp for children between the ages of 4 to 7 years old. Summer camp activities include farm camp with organic vegetable gardening, care of animals, “froging”, nature hikes with an emphasis on the environment, science, nature and fun. We will also be taking trips to the Falmouth Auboborn, Macworth Island, Scarborough Marsh, Children’s Museum, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Maine Wildlife Park and more.

The teachers at North Atlantic Montessori School have Montessori teacher certifications and are nurturing, loving, CPR and 1st Aid Certified and have over 20 years experience in Early Childhood Education. We are conveniently located at 209 Western Ave., South Portland, Maine, 1/2 mile from exit #, 295. Children are our future, make sure yours gets the best start possible by calling 518-9573 to set up a tour and visit the website at www.northatlanticmontessorischool.com


Maine Jazz Camp, located on the campus of The University of Maine at Farmington, is a two week Summer Jazz Institute that emphasizes the role of improvisation in contemporary jazz.

Over the years, Maine Jazz Camp has employed many of todays most prominent, New York based jazz musicians as faculty members and mentors.

The Maine Jazz Camp is committed to teaching student jazz musicians in middle school and high school, the difference between playing music and MAKING music. Many camp alumni have gone on to become themselves highly regarded musicians in New York and elsewhere around the world.

Traditionally, the camp session begins on the Sunday following the 4th of July and extends for two weeks.

For further information, call Christine Correa at

718-499-9051 or Paul Lichter at 207-828-1310


Experience the Rippleffect adventure on Cow Island in Casco Bay! Rippleffect is a leading venue for outdoor adventure and experiential education in the Greater Portland area. Our programs help youth build confidence, learn new skills and make new friends while having fun in the outdoors. Join us for a day or overnight camp, a wilderness expedition, or one of our transformative leadership programs. Our youth programs are open to students from ages 8 to 18. Visit our website or call the office to find out more about youth programs or Rippleffect family programs. www.rippleffect.net or (207) 791-7870

The Academy For Active Learner

Let the highest quality teachers, creative curriculum and indoor gym create a physically and academically rich environment for your child! Our teachers have a passion for teaching young children and serve as positive role-models that lead healthy, active lives. We provide a caring, safe and nurturing environment to children ages 6 weeks through 5 years old. The Academy promotes physical and cognitive development to create healthy, independent children that are prepared for kindergarten in either public or private setting. We are renovating our site and playground space through the month of May, setting up our school in June and will begin touring June 17th! Please Join us for our Open House June 17th from 6 – 8pm, bring the whole family to play in our space and get to know our teachers and staff! Visit our website for details on who we are & programs offered: www.TheAcademyForActiveLearners.com

Overnight session spaces are available for children ages 8 to 18. Day camp spaces are available for children ages 5 to 12.

To learn more, please visit www.pinetreesociety.org.

Pine Tree Camp

Pine Tree Camp, a program of Pine Tree Society, offers Maine children and adults with disabilities an extraordinary summer camp experience. The 285-acre facility is fully adapted to meet the special needs of campers. The barrier-free setting and commitment of staff allow campers to fully participate in activities that are not normally available to them like hiking on accessible nature trails, swimming, boating, playing adaptive tennis, fishing, sleeping in a tent and spending time in Maine’s only accessible treehouse.

Overnight session spaces are available for children ages 8 to 18. Day camp spaces are available for children ages 5 to 12.

To learn more, please visit www.pinetreesociety.org.

Farm Camp

Farm Camp is looking forward to our 7th summer of hands-in-the-dirt fun! Farm Camp is a farm and ecology day camp for kids, ages 4 through 12, at Turkey Hill Farm in Cape Elizabeth and the Morris Farm in Wiscasset. These two organic farms are engaged in local, sustainable agriculture. Kids learn through fun, handson activities digging in the garden, doing farm chores, caring for farm animals, exploring forest and pond habitats and lots of creative outdoor play. We grow the ingredients for cooking projects in the Children’s Garden, collect eggs from the hens, and pick wild and cultivated berries. We catch frogs and aquatic insects in the pond, build fairy houses and forts in the woods and create art projects using the gifts of nature.

New this summer is Farm Trek! a week of adventure for 9-12 year olds. This program begins at Turkey Hill Farm in Cape Elizabeth and embarks on field trips, including an over-night camp-out at the Morris Farm in Wiscasset.

Farm Camp is open throughout the summer and has part time or full time options with after care available until 5:00. Email Holly and Kevin at HYPERLINK “mailto: info@farmcampkids.com”info@farmcampkids.com or call (207) 615-5794. Farm Camp’s website is HYPERLINK “http://www.farmcampkids.com/”www.farmcampkids.com.

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