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Abbot Fletcher Sailing School (business)
Orr’s-Bailey Yacht Club, Orr’s Island
afss@obyc.org; 318-6513 or 833-7745

  • Sailing lessons for beginning, intermediate and adult sailors, 8 & up, plus boat safety and basic racing skills in a safe and fun atmosphere

Bath Area Family YMCA Day Camp

  • See Recreation -> Bath YMCA for contact information
  • Late June – Mid Aug, weekly day camps for children grades 1-6; arts & crafts, swimming, games, field trips, group activities,
  • Week long specialty camps, gymnastics camps, grades 1-8 & up
  • See Also: Sports

Bath Department of Parks and Recreation

  • See Recreation -> Town of Bath for contact information
  • Summer Camp: Summer Camp: Grades 1-5,
  • Children’s Stage Adventures: Grades 1-9
  • Mad Science Camp: 6-12 yr olds
  • Soccer Camp: 2 levels: Grades 1-3 and 4-8
  • Youth Tennis Camps: beginner & intermediate classes,
  • X-treme Camp: Gr 6-9; variety of activities with staff experienced in working with teens
  • See Also: Sports

Bowdoin Summer Art Camp
Visual Arts Center, Bowdoin College
www.bowdoinsummerartcamp.weebly.com; 725-3421

  • Art activities that nurture seeing, exploration/creativity for 5-15 yr. olds

Bowdoin Summer Day Camp
Farley Field House, Bowdoin College
www.bowdoinsummerdaycamp.com; 725-3433

  • Sports, swimming, small group activities, math games, chess; grades 1-10

Bowdoin College Sports Clinics

Boy Scouts of Maine

  • See Youth Organizations, Boy Scouts for contact information
  • Camping programs (day and residential) for Cubs, Webelos and older scouts in July and August

Brunswick Parks and Recreation Department

  • See Recreation -> Town of Brunswick for contact information
  • Art Smart Camp: K-8; drawing, painting, clay & sculpture
  • Kayaking/Paddleboard Camp: 8 yrs & up, 2-1 wk. sessions, am or pm
  • Lacrosse Camp, Grades 2-9, 3 day sessions, 3 levels
  • Mad Science Camp: 1 wk mid July, 9-3, 6-12 yr olds
  • Pre-School Mini Camp: 3-5 yr olds: arts & crafts, songs, games; stories
  • Soccer Day Camp: 1 wk mid Aug, 9-noon, 5-14 yr olds
  • Summer Camp: Grades 1-6;8-wk enrichment program including: games, sports, arts & crafts, theme days, special events and trips; held at BJHS
  • Sports “camps”: instructional/recreational activities in the following: baseball, basketball, bowling, T-ball, softball, field hockey, golf, track
  • Recreational/enrichment activities available during school vacations
  • See Also: Great Outdoors -> Beaches; Fairs & Festivals; Sports

Cathance River Education Alliance Camp

Crystal Spring Farm CSA Camp
See Farms -> CSA, Farmers Market for contact information

  • Farm Camp: 4-16 yr olds; animal chores, gardening, cooking, games, nature inspired art
  • Yoga Camp: 8-12 yr olds; farm camp activities plus mindfulness exercises

DaVinci Experience: Science & Arts Day Camp
150 Brook Rd, Attn: Judy Crosby, Falmouth
www.davinciexperience.com; 541-9171

  • Explore exciting themes in depth through hands-on art activities, science experiments and outdoor games
  • Brunswick: Pilgrim House, 9 Cleaveland St, Brunswick: for 4-13 yr olds
  • Freeport: Art Room, Mast Landing School, 116 Bow St: mid August for 5-13 yr olds

Exploring Harpswell Nature Day Camp
See Great Outdoors -> Harpswell Heritage Land Trust for contact information
http://hhltmaine.org/events-programs/nature-day-camp; outreach@hhltmaine.org; 837-9613

  • Grades 2-6; opportunities to discover/explore Harpswell’s varied habitats

Girl Scouts of Maine

H2Outfitters Kids’ Camp

  • See Sports -> Kayaking for contact information
  • Learn basic kayaking skills, safety, appreciation for the coastal area through games and activities.

Harpswell Neck Physical Education Association (HPNEA) Day Camp
Playground next to Kellogg Church
917 Harpswell Neck Rd. (Rt. 123)
Contact: Signe Daniel – 729-7176

  • Ages 6-14; tennis instruction, crafts, supervised games/activities, field trips
  • See Also: Playgrounds

Harpswell Recreation Department – Camp Harpswell
See Recreation, Town of Harpswell for contact information

L.L. Bean Kids’ Camp
L.L.Bean, Freeport
www.llbean.com/kidscamp; 1-888-552-3261

  • LLBean Outdoor Discovery School staff teach 6-12 yr olds in a safe, fun environment; archery, kayaking, fly casting, paddleboarding, arts & crafts

Maine Maritime Museum Kennebec Explorers Day Camp

Maine Pines Racquet & Fitness

Merriconeag Waldorf School Summer Camps

  • See Education -> Preschool for contact information
  • Buttercup Summer Garden: 2 1-wk sessions for 3 ½ – 6 yr olds: crafts, water play, storytelling, nature walks, playing games.
  • Circus Arts Camp: 1 wk late June 8-12 yrs old: juggling, clowning, mime, pyramids, tightrope walking, character study and performance techniques.

Midcoast Gymnastics and Cheerleading School

  • See Sports -> Gymnastics for contact information
  • 6 1-wk sessions late June to mid August for 5-13 yr olds
  • Gymnastics, swimming, arts and crafts

Midcoast Maine Community Action Camp Walden

  • See Health & Social Services for contact information
  • Overnight camping program for girls 9-11 yrs old – Activities to help participants build self esteem and foster self-determination

Pine Tree Society Camp
See Health & Social Services, Special Needs for contact information

  • Overnight camp: Adults with disabilities: 4 6-day sessions mid June-mid July; Children with disabilities: 3 6-day sessions mid July to mid August
  • Overnight camping activities: sports, dramatics, arts/crafts, music
  • Day Camp: 2 5-day sessions late July – early August for 5-12 yr olds
  • Activities include: swimming, nature activities, boating, fishing, hiking

Riverview Foundation
See Sports -> Martial Arts for contact information

  • 8 Specialty-themed 1-wk sessions for 6-11 yrs old
  • Martial arts, arts & crafts, obstacle course challenges, hiking, geo-caching, environmental studies, swimming, teamwork activities
  • See Also: Health & Social Services

Seaspray Kayaking Kids’ Kayak Camp

  • See Sports -> Kayaking for contact information
  • Kayak and stand-up paddleboard camp with half-, full-day options available through Recreation Depts. in Bath, Brunswick, Freeport; 2 levels:8-11 and 12 & up; Advanced Kayaking camp for ages 10 & up include camping overnight on island

Soccer Residential Camp at Seacoast United Maine Soccer Club
See Sports -> Soccer for contact information

  • Boys & Girls 8-14 yrs wk long residential camps at Gould Academy, Bethel; top quality training plus international guest coaches

Smudge Art Studio for Kids Camp
See The Arts -> Art for contact information

  • 2-6 yrs; 6, 2-day a.m. sessions beg. early July; art activities

Topsham Parks and Recreation Department

  • See Recreation -> Town of Topsham for contact information
  • Fury Basketball Camp: Girls 7-12, 1 wk in June; skill bldg, conditioning
  • Mt. Ararat Soccer Camp: boys & girls, 5-14, 1 wk in July
  • Challenger Soccer Camp:4-6 & 6-12; exposure to British type soccer
  • Mt. Ararat Football Skills Camp: non-contact, grades 3-8; fundamentals
  • Eagle Football Camp: 2 wks mid-July; conditioning, skill development,
  • Eagle Basketball Camp: boys & girls Grades 1-5 & 6-8; skill development
  • Ararat Nation Baseball Camp: 8-12 yrs; sharpen baseball aptitude
  • See Also: Great Outdoors -> Trails, Day Use, Park Lands; Sports

Wolfe’s Neck Farm Summer Day Camp

  • See Fairs & Festivals for contact information
  • Age 4 to Grade 9; age appropriate farm/nature related activities, theater, games, arts & crafts, science experiments

Other Information:

www.thebankofmaineicevault.com – Figure skating summer camp; Hallowell

www.batesdancefestival.org/ — Dance, music, theater, visual arts for 7-16 yr olds; Bates Dance Festival – cooperative community to study dance for 14-18 yr olds; at Bates College

www.chewonki.org – camps/wilderness trips focused on appreciation of natural world, Wiscasset

www.choppoint.org – camp with programs, trips designed for teens, Woolwich

www.maineaudubon.org – camps, preschool programs, Falmouth

www.mainecampexperience.com – Dedicated to providing children and families with highest quality camp experience

www.mainecamps.org – Real kids, Real Camp, Real Maine

www.morrisfarm.org – Farm camp for 4-8 yr olds at Morris Farm, Wiscasset

www.mssm.org – Maine School of Science & Mathematics summer camp for 10-14 yr olds

www.nya.org — Building on core school values of character, community, and respect, broad range of summer programs for 5-18 yr. olds

www.usm.maine.edu/music/summercamps — Youth Music and Theater camps for grades 5-12

www.usm.maine.edu/athletics/sports-camps — variety of sports camps for kids of all ages

www.waynflete.org – camps for 3-16 yr olds; sports, arts, theater, robotics, etc; Portland; Sustainable Ocean Studies for Grades 10-12

www.ymcaofsouthernmaine.org/casco-bay-ymca — day camp for grades 5-8, 9-12; swimming, gym, woods/trails; Freeport

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