2015-05-08 / Community

2015 Summer Camp

Oceanwood Camp

Are you ready for SUMMER? Here at Oceanwood we are too! Join us for an amazing week of Summer Camp. Programs for every age and ability - Youth, Families, & Adults with Disabilities. Become part of the Oceanwood Family as you have fun and learn to work

with others. Located in Ocean Park, Oceanwood is a non-prot Christian summer camp program and offers scholarships to those in need because we believe that no one should be denied a summer camp experience! Join us for our OPEN HOUSE, May 31, noon - 4pm.

Fiddlehead Art and Science Summer Camps

Fiddlehead Center for the Arts has an exciting summer planned in their new location at 226 Gorham Road in Scarborough. Campers, age 5-14, have fun every week with different themes and amazing instructors The full day schedule runs 8:30am to 4:30pm with extended care available 7:30am to 6pm. Half days and single days are available.

Start summer with Fiddlehead’s favorite projects during Arts and Science Sampler. Campers will plant a garden, explore the forest and build birdhouses during Ecology Week. Animation Nation will allow campers to make stop animation videos and draw creative cartoons.

Due to popular demand, Fiddlehead has TWO weeks of LEGO Robotics! Sign your child up for both weeks knowing LEGO projects won’t repeat. Campers love designing, building and programming robotics tools and vehicles.

Quality art programming starts with July Art Mania, focused on drawing, painting, clay and more! Art from around the world will inspire campers during World Art Week and Sculpture and 3D Art will have campers use clay and other materials to build beautiful creations. August Art Mania involves tie-dye, seaweed marbling and creating creatures out of clay and fabric.

Time Travelers week has campers conduct an archeological dig and design inventions for the future. Sign up early for the extremely popular Mad Scientist Week, sponsored by Woodard and Curran, where campers create foaming elephant toothpaste, gooey slime and conduct amazing science experiments!


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 condence, learn new skills and make new friends while having fun in the outdoors. Join us for a day or overnight camp, a wilderness backcountry trek, 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 ofce to nd out more about Rippleffect youth programs. www.rippleffect.net or (207) 791-7870

Fun Summer Camp for High School Credit at The New School, Kennebunk

The New School’s Summer Camp is offering fun summer classes for grades 6 and up, as well as adults. The classes are all for credit so if your son or daughter needs high school credits, this is a fun way to do it. There is a wide array of classes from outdoor hiking and sailing to theater production and playwriting with lively academic classes in between. Classes begin July 6th and the last ones end on August 21. They include a trio of theater classes with Paul Dervis, a well know director for Boston’s Alley Theatre and Theatre Redux as well as a playwriting teacher at Algonquin College in Ottowa. Other classes offered are digital photography, short story and poetry writing, yoga, outdoor hiking adventures, astronomy, sailing, book making, creative writing, cooking and an incredible lifeskills class that teaches young people how to write a resume, go on a job interview, and increase their communication skills as well as their self esteem. FMI call 985- 3745. The New School 38 York St. (Rt. 1) Kennebunk.

Aucocisco School Summer Programs Have fun and learn with us this summer!

Aucocisco School is a private special purpose school and an after-school learning center that provides students who learn differently with an opportunity to participate in a quality remedial and compensatory education in a caring learning environment, specically designed to meet their individual needs. Serving elementary, middle and high school students, Aucocisco is a full-time school that also offers a variety of summer programs.

Academic Programs include intensive 1-to-1 Lindamood- Bell reading instruction, intensive small-group reading, writing, and math instruction, and individualized summer tutoring and summer school make-up classes. Our Coaching programs address executive functioning and ADHD.

Our afternoon Social Programs for students ages 8 to young adult promote relationship building and foster skill development. Backstage, a drama-based social pragmatics program integrates theater games and highly motivating, ageappropriate activities. Also offered are a variety of afternoon enrichment blocks where students can nd their passions and feed their gifts, from arts & crafts to computer coding.

Transition Programs offer SAT, ACT and Accuplacer preparation, and transition planning for grades 9 through post high school.

Gestalt Parent Coaching offers strengths-based parenting for families and individuals. Coaching is an appropriate choice for those families, parents, children, teens and young adults who voice an interest in and commitment to making their situation more successful on an ongoing basis.

Join us for our Open Houses on Thursday, April 16th, or Thursday, May 14th at 5:30pm.

For more information about our summer programs please visit our website: www.aucociscoschool.org, call us at 207.773.7323 or email info@aucociscoschool.org. Aucocisco School is located at 126 Spurwink Ave, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107.

Animal Welfare Society

WEST KENNEBUNK, MAINE –May 4, 2015 - Each summer, the Humane Education Department at the Animal Welfare Society, located on Old Holland Road in West Kennebunk, holds week-long workshops for children aged 7 to 13. The students have the opportunity to learn about animal care, handling, and animal welfare-related issues. Each student gets an AWS t-shirt, a certicate of completion, and a lesson in compassion.

Each day children will:

• Interact with all variety of domestic animals

• Learn from animal experts about proper animal care and needs

• Take eld trips

• Make bold and exciting crafts

• Learn new facts about animals

• Play educational games and win prizes

• Make new friends

Sessions run Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm. Snacks are provided daily, but students must bring their own lunch. Tuition is $275 per session. Sessions for children ages 7-9 run July 6th-10th and July 13th-17th. Sessions for children ages 10-13 run weekly from July 20th through August 14th. Be sure to sign up early as spaces ll quickly. For more information, call Megan at (207) 985-3244 x 109. The full schedule and registration form are located online at animalwelfaresociety.org/programs/humane-education/ About The Animal Welfare Society

The Animal Welfare Society, a non-prot 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. Contact: Megan Cross, Humane Educator meganc@animalwelfaresociety.org 207-985-3244 x109 or Stephanie Kelley, Development Associate


High School & Middle School Musicians

(All levels. All instruments & Vocal Welcome)

Since 1979, Maine Jazz Camp, located on the campus of the University of Maine at Farmington, has been introducing jazz to student musicians from all over Maine and beyond. Each week over 50 students participate in an atmosphere of campus living and jazz music, quickly assimilating its program of ensemble playing, improvisation and theory. The student body comprises mostly of high school and middle school students although adults are also welcome.

Over the years, Maine Jazz Camp has employed many of today’s most prominent New York based jazz musicians as faculty members and mentors. MJC faculty members are highly talented, qualied and dedicated musicians and professional educators in established schools and universities (Columbia University, New England Conservatory, Peabody Conservatory, Berklee College of Music, Western Michigan University to name a few). Past and present faculty include Pete McCann, Frank Carlberg, John O’Gallagher, Kenny Wessel, Christine Correa, Kirk Knuffke, John Hollenbeck, Michael Formanek, Tony Malaby, John Hebert, Kris Davis, Alan Ferber, etc.

The 2015 camp sessions are Sunday July 12- 18 and Sunday July 19-25. For further information, please contact: Christine Correa at 718-499-9051 or Paul Lichter at 207-828-1310 HYPERLINK “http://www.mainejazzcamp.com” www.mainejazzcamp.com HYPERLINK “mailto:mainejazzcamp@earthlink.net” mainejazzcamp@earthlink.net

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- lled experience for children ages 7 thru 12.

Fish Camp, in its 37th 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.mrandmrssh.com or call Mr. Fish at 767-3629.

Hurricane Island: Offshore, Ofine, Off the Grid

Hurricane Island provides extraordinary opportunities for teens to discover what it takes to make a difference in the world. This beautiful island is an ideal setting for science and leadership programs in Marine Biology, Ornithology, and Botany, packed with outdoor learning and adventure that takes advantage of Hurricane Island’s breathtaking coastline, beaches, and trails. We’ll investigate the vibrant, the delicate, and the intricate; examine the slimy, the oozing, and the alien; and we’ll leave few rocks unturned in the process!

Everyone on Hurricane lives off the grid, practicing sustainable living using the unique systems and technologies that support our island community. Adventures include learning how to sail in Penobscot Bay and how to rock climb and rappel in our quarry. And no day is complete without a pick-up soccer game, ocean swim, sunset hike, or late-night star gazing. Participants will unplug and hone their critical thinking skills, all while earning a unique STEM certicate to add to their school transcripts.

Children Learn By Doing At Broadturn Farm

The MOFGA certied organic Broadturn Farm is an authentic working farm that embodies the heritage of agriculture for children through engagement with a working landscape. Whether it be marveling at the John Deere as Farmer John rolls by or greeting the box of tiny baby chicks delivered by the mail carrier, cahildren come home with dirty knees and great stories. The enthusiasm is infectious and sometimes children leave with a dream to farm.

Children start the day with a morning meeting and a little yoga (Those slop buckets are heavy! Even our youngest farmers need to stretch before lifting). After meeting, groups separate to take care of farm chores. The animals on the farm are fed and watered, eggs are collected and fence lines are checked. Sometimes, the wood red oven needs to be lit for a baking project. After chore time, everyone moves in to a morning activity. A typical morning activity might include picking strawberries and grabbing a few eggs before heading to the kitchen to make strawberry shortcake. The middle of the day is met with lunch and a story. In the afternoon, there is choice time and often a trip to the stream is an option. The Silver Brook is a small tributary that runs in to the Stroudwater River. Its home to salamanders, frogs and the occasional brook trout. There also appears to be a growing population of fairies as evidenced by the heavy development of fairy houses in the region.

Join us for our May Day Celebration & Open House on Saturday, May 9th from 1-4pm. This event is free. For more information and to register for programs please visit www.broadturnfarm.com.

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

Farm Camp is looking forward to our 11th summer of hands-in-the-dirt fun! Farm Camp is a farm and ecology day camp for kids, ages 4-14, 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 vegetables 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.

Back again this summer is Farm Trek, a week of adventure for 10-14 year olds. This program begins at Turkey Hill Farm in Cape Elizabeth and embarks on eld trips, including an over-night camp-out.

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 207-518-1779 for Farm Camp and Farm Trek in Cape Elizabeth and call 207- 518-3427 for Farm Camp at The Morris Farm in Wiscasset. Farm Camp’s website is HYPERLINK “http://www.farmcampkids.com/” www.farmcampkids.com.

Building Blocks Learning Center

School age summer camp made simple. Summer camp themes each week. Small groups, certied staff, eld trips, lunch, snacks, and care included. Hours 6:30am to 5:30pm. These camps are for

children entering grades 1-4. Care also available for ages 1-5 years. Located between Route 1 and The Maine Mall, 100 Westbrook Street, South Portland, ME, 761-3936.

Arundel Yacht Club

The Arundel Yacht Club in Kennebunkport is now accepting registrations for its Junior Sailing program. The club has introduced hundreds of local and visiting children to the fun and challenge of sailing since 1957. Affordably priced classes for children aged 7 to 16 will be offered in 2-week sessions starting June 29, July 13, July 27 and August 10. Instruction takes place at the Arundel Yacht Club on Ocean Avenue, in the Kennebunk River basin, and in the ocean just off of Gooch’s Beach. The instructors are experienced and certied.

Four levels of instruction are offered and beginners to advanced sailors are welcome. It’s not too late for teens who have never sailed before to get started in this lifetime sport. There is no need to join the club to participate in the program. For class descriptions, pricing, schedule and registration forms go to www.arundelyachtclub.org/sail.htm. If you have questions, email Anita at juniorsailing@arundelyachtclub.org.

Portland Stage Theater For Kids

Come out to play at Portland Stage this summer! Our theater camps involve fun, challenging and enriching activities, through which students learn to use their bodies, voices, and imaginations to bring classic literature, modern favorites, adventure stories, and fairy tales to life.

Theater for Kids works with professional actors, directors, and composers. Students are invited to think imaginatively, critically, and creatively in an environment of inclusivity and safe play. Our theater camp workshops include immersion in all aspects of the theater, and always culminate in a shared performance for friends and family at the end of the week!

Camps weeks include Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Romeo & Juliet, Musical Seuss, Sherlock Holmes, Magic Trunk and Adventures in Wonderland, for kids in Grades K – 9, plus a Pre-College intensive for committed high school theater artists.

Learn more and register online
at www.portlandstage.org
Portland Stage
25A Forest Ave, Portland 04101
207.774.1043 x104

Adventures Await Teens Ages 13-18

For almost 50 years, Hyde’s Summer Leadership Challenge programs have inspired students and parents looking to take the summer experience to the next level by having fun, making new friends and accomplishing what they never thought they could. Teens gain condence and courage through adventures such as camping, canoeing, and hiking mountains in the Bigelow Range, performing on stage in a theatrical blockbuster, completing the Zip Line Challenge, going white water rafting, and doing community service projects such as digging in community gardens, building wildlife habitat, and cleaning local beaches. Summer at Hyde is about challenging yourself through exploring new interests, strengthening current skills and gaining a new appreciation of your unique potential as a student and a family. Start the journey at hyde.edu/summer or call (207) 443-7101. Bath, Maine: July 6 – August 2; Woodstock, Connecticut: July 13 – August 9.

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 ying 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 ctional 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! 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, Super Duper Science Sampler, Spy Academy, Eureka! The Inventors Camp, Adventures in Engineering, and Robotics. Mad Science also offers a ½ day preschool camp in Portland for ages 4 & 5 called My First Lab! 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. 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, Brunswick, Cape Elizabeth, Casco, Cumberland, Falmouth, Freeport, Gorham, Kennebunk, Lovell, North Berwick, Perry, Saco, Turner, Waterville, Wiscasset, Yarmouth and more!!

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

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 morning boat ride out to reach the island. Once there, the days are lled with horseback riding, kayaking, 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 camper and feel the kindness and tender loving care provided to them. Doing this builds condence, social skills, and establishes new friendships between campers.




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

The Maine School of Science and Mathematics is happy to present its 18th year of summer camp. We offer week-long experiences for campers ages 10-14. Our campers choose from a variety of handson science, technology, engineering and mathematics courses. Campers partake in interactive learning experiences while also enjoying the fun of traditional summer camp. We are offering over 20 different courses this year including Lift-Off (model rocket building), Astronomical Adventure Tours, Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, Dragon Genetics, Rube Goldberg Crazy, Mathematical Origami, and Robotics--to name a few. We also provide a variety of afternoon activities such as sports, crafts, swimming, and exciting evening programs like “Monster Night.” There is something fun for everyone.

MSSM Summer Camp offers nancial aid scholarships in the amounts of $350 and $200 for qualifying families. We hope that you will join us this year for another exciting summer of learning and fun. Please visit our website to complete our online application and for more information at www.mssm.org.

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