2018-05-04 / Community

SUMMER CAMP GUIDE 2018

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PARENTS THIS SUMMER...

The Ecology School

Calling all outdoor adventurers! Explore the oceans, rivers, streams, mountains, and forests of Maine this summer at The Ecology School’s Outdoor Adventure Camps. Kids (and adults are welcome too!) will investigate wildlife and sea creatures, pick blueberries in coastal forests and wildflower meadows, journey to islands, and so much more, spending every moment possible outside. The Ecology School’s Educators are experienced in providing exciting adventures for kids while also incorporating valuable lessons about environmental education, conservation, and sustainability. Summer Camps run throughout the summer and camps for all ages (3 to 103!) are available. For information about our Summer Camp offerings visit www.TheEcologySchool.org or call (207) 283-9951.

Maine Jazz Camp - All Levels and 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, qualified 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 2018 camp sessions start Sunday July 8-14 and Sunday July 15-21. For further information, call Christine Correa at

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

Portland Yacht Club

The Junior Program mission is to teach sailing in a safe, educational and fun environment. We aim to instill a life long love for sailing and appreciation for the sea in our youth. As one of the largest seasonal junior sailing program in Northern New England, we are proud to offer extensive programming for kids from ages 6 to 18 including learn-to-sail lessons, adventure sailing and a premier travel race team.

Junior Program classes are offered in two week cycles, M – F. The introductory classes are half day (9am-12noon/ 1-4pm), while all other classes are full day (9am – 4pm). We welcome both member and non-family members.

Portland Yacht Club is located on the Falmouth Foreside. The junior sailors practice on Casco Bay, which is sheltered by the calendar islands – an ideal location for laarning. Make summer 2018 the summer to discover the joy of sailing! www.portlandyachtclub.com/ junior-sailing

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, specifically 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 (for elementary, middle, and high school students whose academic skills are at least one year behind their grade placement), 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 afternoon social enrichment programs in music, robotics and boat building!

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

Gestalt Parent Coaching offers strengthsbased 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.

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.

St. Peter’s Grand Slam Tennis Program

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 by certified teaching pro’s & college tennis players 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 consists of intense drills to refine strokes, conditioning exercises, strategy, and competitive match play.

Horse Island Camp for Summer 2018 is waiting for your child to be a part of their family!

Located in beautiful 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, the days are filled with horseback riding, kayaking, swimming, fort exploration, games, and crafts.

Activities at Horse Island Camp are voted on daily by the campers and staff which makes the children feel very involved in their own activities!

Every year our 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 this builds confidence, social skills, and establishes new friendships between campers.

ATTENTION PARENTS….

SPACES ARE STILL

AVAILABLE

FOR THE

2018 SEASON

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! Mad Science Camps are for ages 4-12 and offer a daily combination of in-class science exploration and active outdoor games. There are 7 exciting themes to choose from for ages 6-12 including Mission Code, MAKERS of The Future Camp, Reactions in Action, Spy Academy, Eureka! The Inventors Camp, Brixology & Engineering Camp, and Robot Recruit Camp. Mad Science also offers a ½ day preschool camp at North Yarmouth Academy 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, Kennebunkport, Saco, Turner, Waterville, Wells, Windham, Yarmouth, York, Dover New Hampshire and more!

Register by April 1st 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.

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