2015-05-22 / Community News

2015 Summer Camp Directory

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.

Sanford Mainers

Our camps are designed for boys and girls, ages 6 - 12 of all skill levels. Baseball camps are held Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon at Blouin Field in Sanford, Maine. The $75 cost includes 12 hours of camp instruction, a ticket to a Sanford Mainers home game, a discount coupon for a Mainers merchandise, a camp t-shirt and a completion-of-camp certicate. Our camps are fun and will have a profound impact on your child’s love for the game. Coaching Staff

Our experienced, professional and dedicated staff will provide the best summer baseball camp experience possible. The camps will be conducted by Sanford Mainers coaches and players. 207-324-0010 broose@metrocast.net

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.

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

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

Camp Marland Keeps Youth Moving, Learning and Exploring All Summer Long

Summer is the ideal time for kids to get up, get out and explore. But, for some kids summer means no access to recreational and educational activities to help them learn, grow and thrive during out-of-school time. As a result, some kids can experience learning loss and gain weight twice as fast than during the school year. For parents and caregivers looking to keep kids’ minds and bodies active, the Sanford Springvale YMCA’s Camp Marland is offering summer camp to give youth an adventurous, active and healthy summer.

YMCA camp programs provide a fun and unique experience that gives children and teens the opportunity to explore the outdoors, meet new friends, discover new interests and create memories that last a lifetime. Located on Bunganut Lake in Lyman, Camp Marland offers: canoeing, archery, hiking, shing swimming, as well as an array of traditional summer camp activities.

“YMCA summer camp supports the socialemotional, cognitive development and physical well-being of kids,” says Matthew Ouellette, Youth and Family Services Director. In our day camp, kids are in a welcoming environment where they can belong, build relationships, develop character and achieve – discovering their potential. We really encourage parents to give their kids the gift of camp so that every child can benet from the experience.”

Registration for the upcoming camp season is ongoing through the summer. Camp Marland encourages parents to give their kids the gift of camp, and to ensure that all youth have the chance to experience camp, the Sanford Springvale YMCA offers nancial assistance to those in need.

To learn more about Camp Marland, contact Matthew Ouellette at (207) 324-4942 or visit sanfordymca.org.

For more than 70 years, the Sanford- Springvale YMCA has been strengthening the Sanford and surrounding communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

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.

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.

The Study Hall

The Study Hall is proud to offer math enrichment camp for grades k-5 (or approximate age). This camp will consist of two hours of age-appropriate instruction Monday through Thursday. Campers will have a great time participating in small group lessons that will offer enough variety and stimulation for the most eager campers. Each math station will have a maximum of a 6:1 student-to-teacher ratio and topics covered will range from geometry, basic math facts, to even a little algebra (without the kids realizing it, of course)! The Study Hall has worked with over 3500 students across the state of Maine since 2003. We are condent your camper will enjoy this educational and engaging math camp while strengthening the necessary skills for next year.

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

Rippleffect

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

3d Lacrosse Has Arrived in Maine

3d Lacrosse is excited to bring our box eld hybrid development system to Maine! We will be running the four day camp at Cape Elizabeth High School. 3d will bring in our top coaches to train and develop players of all skill sets in the U11, U13 and U15 age brackets for both girls and boys. We are looking forward to a great program and hope you will join us.

3d Lacrosse will bring your game to the next level. The focus of the four days will be on player development and lacrosse IQ using small sided drills where players will get more touches throughout camp. The tempo of practice will force you to get out of your comfort zone, which will allow you to see dramatic improvements in your game over the four days.

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.

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 inclass 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.

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.

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