2014-04-25 / Community

Summer Camp Directory 2014

York County Community College

Are you looking for a fun, but educational, summer experience for your child? Well, look no more! York County Community College has you and your child covered. Whether you are looking for Crime Scene Investigation, Culinary or LEGO Camp, YCCC’s College For Kids has what you’re looking for. Our camps are geared for children ages 7 – 14 and our mission is to provide your child

with an exciting range of unique opportunities to explore careers, gain new knowledge, develop new skills and boost their self- your children with a safe and exciting place to learn and thrive! Early registration is strongly recommended since classes 207-216-4344 or visit www.yccc/collegeforkids

Lights! Camera! Action! Ready to unleash your inner Spielberg? Ready for your close-up? The New England Film Academy is the perfect summer experience for your future Oscar winner. Learn the basics of operating a camera, editing, working together in a creative, collaborative environment and of course, having FUN! Actors they ready their movies for their needed. Space is limited. Ages 10- 17. Hollywood’s waiting…

Camp Invention

Camp Invention inspires creativity and inventive thinking during its weeklong summer program! Led by local educators, elementary school children are immersed into fun- summer fun. Throughout the week, children work together to solve realworld challenges that prepare them

for the 21st century. Whether they are creating an epic, insect-themed pinball machine or dismantling broken devices, participants learn new approaches to everyday problems! Discounts available – register today! Call 800.968.4332 or visit www.campinvention.org

Learning to surf is a life-long pursuit: exciting, challenging, and rewarding. While learning this ‘royal’ sport (that’s what the Hawaiians called it!) you’ll develop a feeling of mastery and self- nature as never before. An average day at Surf Camp involves lots of smiling, active immersion in the ocean environment, the discovery of new skills, and the opportunity to make new friends. At its core, with nature and with each other, and we have a lot of fun doing it along the way. Best of all, the worst day at Surf Camp is still a day at the beach, and there’s no better

A Week At Camp Arcadia!

Arcadia is an educational camp operated by the same family for 4 generations. A warm, family atmosphere and close guidance foster the development of personal growth and self- our wide range of activities

encourages the development of individual abilities. Our campers participate in exciting activities in arts, sports and hiking trips. Our program is full and rich and our girls begin to experience the thrill of learning and doing for themselves.


Ruth Gorton’s Studio, South We’ll have a summer of fun while drawing, painting, making our own paint, and sculpting with slabs of clay.

We’ll be inspired by the master artists from history and as well as modern art. We’ll also be inspired by each other! Bring your imagination and discover what you can create! Classes are small with individual attention and encouragement.

Ages 6-9 yrs, July 7-11 and August

For full camp descriptions contact: e-mail: ruthgorton@myfairpoint.net Ruth Gorton, 767-2344 www.ruthgorton.com


to support sailing in Maine at the community level. SailMaine connects people of all ages and abilities to the coast of Maine through fun and affordable sailing education, recreation, and competition, stimulating individual growth and creating community.

At SailMaine, we provide an opportunity for your child to learn water safety, basic and advanced sailing skills, sportsmanship, teamwork, selfreliance and self-esteem. Let us teach your child how to sail!

Farm Camp - Hands-in-the-dirt fun!

Farm Camp is looking forward to our 9th summer of hands-in-the-dirt fun! Farm Camp is a farm and ecology day camp for kids, ages 4-9, 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, hands-on 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 organic fruits and 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.

Back again this summer is Farm Trek, a week of adventure for 9-13 year olds. This program begins at Turkey Hill Farm in Cape Elizabeth and embarks Morris Farm in Wiscasset.

Farm Camp is open throughout the summer and has part time or full time options with after care available “mailto:info@farmcampkids.com”info@farmcampkids.com or Call 207-518-1779 for Farm Camp and Farm Trek in Cape Elizabeth and call 207-518-3427 for Farm com/”www.farmcampkids.com.

St. Peter’s Grand Slam Tennis Camp

The summer tennis camps offered through the St. Peter's Grand Slam Tennis Programs are fun, yet challenging and instructional and cater to boys and girls ages 8 - 18 at all skill levels. Our camps are taught with Foreside Fitness & Tennis as our indoor backup if it rains. Former tennis players from our camps have gone on to play tennis at Harvard, Wheaton, Colby, Penn State, and many other Div. 1,2 &3 schools. For the beginner, a progressive format is followed. Each session teaches basic tennis strokes and strategy in an enthusiastic, but low-pressure, environment. For the intermediate and advanced players, every session exercises, strategy, and competitive match play.

Maine Jazz Camp Celebrates It’s 36th Summer

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 comptemporary jazz.

Over the years, Maine Jazz Camp has employed musicians as faculty members and mentors. The Maine Jazz Camp is committed to teaching student jazz musicians in middle school and high school. Many camp alumni have gone on to become themselves highly the world.

Traditionally the camp sessions begin on the Sunday following July 4th and extend for two weeks.

For further information, call Christine Correa at

718-499-9051 or Paul Licheter at 207-828-1310. www.mainejazzcamp.com mainejazzcamp@earthlink.net

Mad Science in the Summer

Mad Science of Maine offers fun, innovative, active day camps to get your child excited about science! Gallons of green glowing liquids; strange objects code; robots that play soccer; mystery substances that change from solid to liquid in seconds. Is this a a Mad Science summer camp! Be prepared to embark upon an adventure into the exciting world of science! Mad Science Camps are for ages 4-12 and offer a daily combination of in-class science exploration and active outdoor games. There are 6 exciting themes to choose from for ages 6-12 including Reactions in Action, Mad About Science, Spy Academy, Eureka! The Inventors Camp, Junior Engineers, and Robotics. Due to popular demand Mad Science is launching a ½ day preschool camp in Portland for ages 4 & 5 called My First Lab! Whether your child has a chemistry set of this is the camp for them! Mad Science creates an atmosphere where kids can make new friends as they learn, play, create, and experiment. These fun innovative programs have something for everyone. Maybe there is something about the colorful lab coat but kids are raving about Mad Science! Mad Science offers camps in Portland, Augusta, Bath, Bridgton, Brunswick, Casco, Cumberland, Falmouth, Freeport, Eliot, Gorham, Gray, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Lyman, Saco, Sanford, Turner, Waterville, & Yarmouth!

Register by April 15th for a discount in some locations. For more information and to register, go online to http://maine.madscience.org or call Mad Science of Maine at 878-2222.

Portland Stage

Break out of the ordinary this summer with inspire creativity and encourage self expression in our theater designed just for kids, conveniently located in Downtown Portland. Camps involve fun, challenging and enriching activities, through which campers use their bodies, voices and imaginations to bring classic and modern literature to life. Our professional staff of teaching artists lead students in theme-based theatrical explorations that develop ability to work as an ensemble, build acting skills, and explore the dramatic arts while also encouraging spontaneity and creative thinking. All sessions end with an open created.

Theater for Kids has 6 sessions to engage and inspire kids from Kindergarten through High School. Sing & Create with Roald Dahl, Create a Play in 5 Days, Shakespeare, Magic Trunk, and Harry Potter and start on June 25th. Learn more online at www.portlandstage.org.


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 while having fun in the outdoors. Join us for a day or

of our transformative leadership programs. Our youth programs are open to students from ages 8 to 18. Visit Rippleffect youth programs. www.rippleffect.net or (207) 791-7870

North Yarmouth Academy

NYA Summer Programs offers children of all ages the chance to experience the dynamic learning opportunities a broad range of programs appealing to every passion

and circus arts. Students can expect to build meaningful while engaging in a variety of learning experiences in the offers before and after care at no extra charge.

Pine Tree Camp

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 treehouse.

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

Animal Welfare Society

long camps for children aged 7 to 13. The students have There is a fee of $275 per child.

Registation forms are available at www. animalwelfaresociety.org.

School Around Us

Simply Summer Camps are facilitated by teachers environment is responsive to the individual needs your child any day. On the registration form simply it is $35 a day. Payment is due prior to attendance and is non-refundable. Our Specialty Camps options are independent school. Our 8:1 student/teacher ratio

Children Learn By Doing At Broadturn Farm

of agriculture for children through engagement with a is infectious and sometimes children leave with a dream to farm.

Children start the day with a morning meeting and youngest farmers need to stretch before lifting). After choice time and often a trip to the stream is an option. growing population of fairies as evidenced by the heavy

Ogunquit Playhouse

The Ogunquit Playhouse Rising Star Camp combines fun and educational games with instruction. The directors bring performing arts to life for youngsters new to theatre by teaching basic staging, music and choreography with an emphasis on group performance. By emphasizing the group aspects of performance, students are encouraged to grow at their own pace with no pressure. Speaking roles are available and students may choose to audition for larger roles if they wish. Students attend camp Monday –Friday from 9:00am- Noon with a performance for family members and friends on Friday at 11:00am in the rehearsal space located behind the Playhouse. Spaces are still available for Jack and the Beanstalk running from July 7-11 (performance date, Friday, July 11) or August 4-8 (performance date: Friday, August 8) and for The Story of the Pied Piper running from July 28- Aug 1 (performance date: Friday, August 1) or August 18-22 (performance date: Friday, August 22).

For more information or to register visit: http://www.ogunquitplayhouse.org/childrens-theatre/theatre-camps.

For additional information please contact Jean Benda at 207-646-2402, ext. 207 or at jbenda@ogunquitplayhouse.org

The Ogunquit Playhouse Junior Players Camp focuses on identifying, strengthening and enhancing each student's performance skills, self-esteem and self-expression. Students receive vocal, movement and acting training while preparing to perform before a live audience. Space is still available for Jack and the Beanstalk a 2-week camp running from June 30-July 13 (performances: Saturday, July 12 - 10am and 1pm and Sunday, July 13 -10am). A few spaces are also still available for The Magic Tree House, Dinosaurs Before Dark camp, running from August 11 -17 (performances: Saturday, Aug 16 - 10am and 1pm and Sunday, Aug 17 - 10am). Junior Players attend camp Monday-Friday, from 9:30am-3:30pm and perform a fully staged production on the Ogunquit Playhouse's main stage - often to sold-out audiences!

For more information or to register visit: http://www.ogunquitplayhouse.org/childrens-theatre/theatre-camps.

For additional information please contact Jean Benda at 207-646-2402, ext. 207 or at jbenda@ogunquitplayhouse.org

Horse Island Camp

Located in Casco Bay on Peaks Island, Horse Island Camp is an active day camp where kindness and animal appreciation is emphasized. Accessible by the Casco Bay Lines ferry in Portland, children ages 3 and up take a morning boat ride out to reach the island. Once there, swimming, fort exploration, games, and crafts.

Activities at Horse Island Camp are voted on daily by the campers and staff.

Every year repeat campers with developed skills take on “honorary aide roles” around the camp. They begin to help the younger campers in showing them how to groom and saddle up the horses. The horses in turn become aquainted with the new campers and feel the kindness and tender loving care provided to them. Doing friendships between campers.


Call Now to Reserve Your Spot: 207-838-7652 Email:jalves@maine.rr.com

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