2012-05-25 / Things to Do

Kid's Camps Directory

Greenlight will be an oasis for summer fun! Reserve your space now!

Greenlight announces Summer Camps for children 4-9 years old ( unless otherwise stated ) . We provide daily snacks, air conditioning and a staff beyond compare! Children will have time to explore a medium and or practice and have an opportunity to work in a group, cooperatively. We offer great materials, a wonderful space, and teachers with expertise and an ability to work tirelessly with kids of all ages and abilities. All camps run from 2:30 to 5 p.m. and include healthy snacks and materials. Cost of class is $200.00. All classes require a minimum of 8 children. You may register any time through the month of June 2012. Call 899-1900.

Adventure at Waynflete Summer Programs

360 Spring Street, Portland, Maine http:// www.waynflete.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.

Southern Maine Community College

SOUTH PORTLAND —Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) will be holding a variety of sports camps this summer on its oceanside 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 $195 SMCC SUMMER SPORTS CAMP Grades: 4-9 Cost: $195 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.


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

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

Aucocisco School Summer Programs

Learning Center tutoring and coaching programs are for students of all ages who wish to improve their skills.  Reading speed and comprehension, writing, mathematics, and study skills  SAT/ACT test preparation and selection  Accredited summer make up classes and credit recovery

Academic Intensive classes are for elementary, middle, and high school students whose academic skills are at least one year behind their grade placement. They receive intensive instruction in reading, writing, and mathematics.

Backstage Matinee is a social skill building program for ages 8 to young adults.  Using theater games and media to understand social thinking, emotions, and humor  Opportunities to practice new strategies in various social, artistic, and enrichment settings

For more information, visit www.aucociscoschool.org or call 773-7323.

MSSM Summer Camp: Exploring Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

The Maine School of Science and Mathematics is happy to present its 15th year of summer camp. Our campers choose from a variety of hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics courses. Campers partake in interactive learning experiences while also enjoying the fun of traditional summer camp. We are offering 20 different courses this year including rocketry, mathematical origami, groovy geometry, evolution on earth and beyond, vertebrate investigations, wildlife forensics, microbes hunt, robotics and computer programming to name a few. We also provide a variety of afternoon activities such as sports, crafts, swimming, and exciting evening programs like “Black-Out Night” and “Monster Night.” There is something fun for everyone.

This year we are providing a camp chaperoned bus that will travel down Rt. 95 for campers who live far from camp. We also have a new financial aid program, offering $300 and $150 scholarships to qualifying campers. We hope that you will join us this year for another exciting summer of learning and fun. Please visit our website for applications and more information at http://www.mssm.org/outreach.

Animal Welfare Society’s Summer Youth Workshops

WEST KENNEBUNK, Maine – May 4, 2012 – The Animal Welfare Society (AWS) announces its summer youth workshop series.

The four-day workshops, held at the shelter, are scheduled for July 9 – 12, July 16 – 19 and July 23 – 26 for children ages seven to nine; and July 30 – August 2, August 6 – 9 and August 13 – 16 for ages ten to 13. Registration is limited to 12 children per week and is on a first come, first served basis. There is a fee of $240 per child.

The hands-on workshop allows the opportunity to feed, groom, socialize and exercise resident animals. Crafts, educational videos and field activities round out the week. At the end of each week, each child receives a photo with his favorite shelter animal, an AWS t-shirt, water bottle and a certificate of completion.

This year’s field activities include an interactive visit with Blixx Horses for a lesson in horse care from Gabriela Rodriguez and her two horses, Lexxie and Fritz; a bus trip to Gray Animal Farm to learn about wild animals and respecting their environment; and a trip to the Animal Welfare Society’s in-house spay and neuter clinic to observe surgery and learn the importance of spay and neuter.

Parents can register children by calling the shelter at 207-985-3244 or visiting www.animalwelfaresociety.org and downloading a registration form.

About The Animal Welfare Society The Animal Welfare Society, a nonprofi t organization, exists to provide humane shelter and care to companion animals temporarily in need of housing, to assist in disaster response and to further the cause of responsible animal adoption and ownership through education and public awareness. The society actively promotes kindness, the elimination of cruelty and neglect to all animals, and the lifelong commitment of people to their pets. The shelter cares for more than 3,600 animals annually. For more information, please visit www.animalwelfaresociety.org.

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