19 High-End Summer Camps – Best Summer Camps
Courtesy of Bryn Mawr
Singalongs and s’mores by the campfire, morning Reveille, sneaking around the lake to gawk at the girls or boys in the sister/brother camp: the rituals of summer sleep-away camp are beloved and time honored. Like university, there are endless options—but for a certain set, there are really only a few: the Ivy League of summer camps.
Frequently located in Maine, many of the top camps have been around for close to a century, offering kids approximately seven to 16 years old a few weeks of summer fun, sun, and exertion. While the camps of yore focused on the basics—canoeing, archery, ceramics, hiking—more elite camps have changed with the times. Now, it’s not uncommon to find gluten-free kitchens, full fitness centers offering spinning and Pilates, and university-quality sports fields—in addition, of course, to all the old standbys. Kids are still passing out in wooden bunk beds after a full day of dizzying activities, but now there’s often an en-suite bathroom, laundry service, and air conditioning, and rather than arrive by bus or rental car, it’s not unheard of for families to fly in via private jet.
Parents who don’t want their kids to spend all summer Snapchatting can rest easy: electronics are frequently banned. And if hiking through the woods doesn’t appeal, camps focusing on certain activities—like marine biology or acting—round out the options, proving there’s truly an elite summer camp for everybody.
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Kieve Summer Camp
Located on the shores of Lake Damariscotta in Maine, Kieve has been building boys’ character and teaching them wilderness skills since 1926. With a heavy focus on excursions—only half the campers are usually on-site, with the other half exploring during the regular camping trips and half-day adventures—activities also include an extensive ropes course, lacrosse, baseball, woodworking, riflery, fishing, swimming, paddle boarding, windsurfing, sailing, tennis, soccer, and photography. A more traditional camp where each boy has a duty, plus takes part in daily activities such as a flag raising and evening prayer, campers are encouraged to try new activities and widen their comfort zones. A sister camp around the lake—Wavus Camp for Girls—operates under a similar philosophy, teaching bravery, resilience, and a reverence for nature.
DURATION: 26 days (with a 10-day intro program available for 2nd through 4th graders)
AGES: 8 to 16
42 Kieve Road, Nobleboro ME 04555, (207) 563-5172, kieve.org
For a travel-centric, hands-on experience, ActionQuest offers a variety of opportunities for all ages and all levels of experience. Programs include sailing in the British Virgin Islands, community service in the Galapagos or Peru, and scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Students can trek through the Andes, sail the Leeward Islands, hike to Napoleon’s place of exile on Elba, or do a rainforest eco-tour in Ecuador, with a wide range of activities on trips including scuba diving, marine biology, snorkeling, windsurfing, paddleboarding and environmental studies. Special programs accommodate students older than 17 and younger than 14, and there are also community service, college study-abroad at sea, and adult regatta experiences with parent company Global Expeditions Group.
PRICE: From $4,770
DURATION: 14, 17 or 21 days
AGES: 12 to18
PO Box 5517, Sarasota Fl 34277, 941.924.6789, actionquest.com
Raquette Lake Camp
Founded in 1916, Raquette Lake Camp enjoys a reputation as the Harvard of summer camps, with extensive programs, state of the art lodgings, required uniforms, on-site chefs, and a difficult, exclusive application process. Those who are not grandfathered in as siblings of previous members must undergo an interview process for approximately 10 to 12 extra spots per year. Divided into both a boys camp and a girls camp separated by a lake, activities are wide and varied: gymnastics, ice hockey, horseback riding, canoeing, sailing, lacrosse, baseball, and tennis are but a few of the sports offered, while the theater and arts program are also well-regarded. At the end of summer, campers participate in a weeklong Color War, divided into two groups of green and white for boys, and blue and white for girls. While the sexes are segregated and each camp is run separately, the brother and sister camps lunch together weekly.
DURATION: 7 weeks
AGES: 6 to15
392 Antlers Road, PO Box 250, Raquette Lake, New York, 315.354.4382, raquettelake.com
Divided into six campuses organized by age (three for the 240 boy campers and three for the 240 girl campers), Camp Laurel enjoys the best of both worlds: a huge campus with state of the art facilities while still providing a smaller, more intimate experience with personal attention and traditional activities like a morning campus-wide meeting. Laurel has been fully updated for the modern era: there are laundry services, an FM radio station, two fully equipped cooking studios for budding Bourdains, activities like Zumba and Pilates, and a 3,000 square foot indoor gymnastics facility. Other highlights include 15 tennis courts, a roller hockey arena, beach volleyball court, ropes courses and zipline towers, and impressive equestrian facilities, including 22 horses. For those wanting a taste of the Laurel lifestyle, there’s Camp Laurel South, outside Portland, Maine, offering 4-week sessions for $6,300.
PRICE: $12,800—plus another $1,000 for the optional equestrian program and $475 for personal and trip expenses.
DURATION: 6 weeks
AGES: 7 to 15
1218 Pond Rd, Mt Vernon, Maine, 04352, (800) 327-3509, camplaurel.com
Lake Bryn Mawr Camp
This all-girls camp was founded in 1921 as a safe haven for girls to be themselves. Campers are expected to abide by an Angel Code focusing on four basic values: Loyalty, Beauty, Merit, and Comradeship, with the understanding that beauty comes from within, hard work develops virtue, and true friendship comes from loyalty and honor. Here, girls wear uniforms while taking part in the slew of activities, including an Adventure Course, a Cooking Studio, seven soccer fields, a putting green, two swimming pools, a 15,000 square foot Gymnastics Facility, an Equestrian Center with 40 horses, 40 acres of trails, six outdoor and one indoor riding arena, a Dance Center, and 15 tennis courts. The directors visit every new family in their home in the fall, and the camp boasts a return rate of 95 percent.
DURATION: 7 weeks
AGE: 7 to 15 years old
918 Oregon Turnpike, Honesdale, Pennsylvania, 18431, (570) 224-4861, campbrynmawr.com
Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center
Children who spend hours practicing their Academy Award speeches in the bathroom mirror need look no further than Stagedoor Manor Acting Camp, located in a former resort hotel in the Catskills. The list of famous alumni is long, including Natalie Portman, Lea Michele, Robert Downey Jr., Ansel Elgort, Jon Cryer, Josh Charles, Mandy Moore, and Zack Braff. Stagedoor focuses on theater, with campers producing 14 full-scale productions in 8 indoor and outdoor theaters every three weeks. Campers share dorm rooms with twin or bunk beds and private bathrooms, and days are divided into rehearsal, classes, and recreation—including volleyball, an outdoor pool, open-mic nights, dance parties, and outdoor movies.
DURATION: Three weeks, with some students attending two sessions
AGES: 10 to 18
116 Karmel Rd, Loch Sheldrake, New York, 12759, (845) 434-4290, stagedoormanor.com
Opened in 1947, all-boys Camp Manitou is now owned by a former Manitou camper and counselor. Offering a balance between choice and all-camp activities, Manitou is a traditional camp with a traditional 8 a. m. Reveille and milk and cookies at 9 p.m. Activities run the gamut from tennis to BMX to ice hockey, as well as SAT prep, whitewater rafting, and riflery, yoga, and track and field. It has a 10,000-square-foot dining hall specializing in seasonal and locally grown ingredients, with formal dinners on theater night and stations for those with food restrictions and aversions. Their head chef trained at the Four Seasons and advocates sustainable farming. Each cabin has single beds and bunk beds, bathrooms and showers, and a screened-in porch.
DURATION: 7 weeks
AGES: 7 to 16
47 Camp Manitou Cove, Oakland, Maine, 04963, (207) 465-2271, campmanitou.com
Founded in 1936, Camp Vega is an all-girls camp named after the brightest star in the summer sky, with the motto, “the most exciting thing a girl will find at Vega is herself. ” Campers wear uniforms and participate in a weekly “Sunset Circle” friendship-building campfire. Unlike many other camps, Vega is choice-based, allowing girls to pick what they’d like to focus on—everything from tennis to softball to crew to wakeboarding to lacrosse to figure-skating—and then designing their own schedules for the second half of camp. Other programs on offer include hip-hop dance, jazz, and ballet, as well as horseback riding, sailing, windsurfing, field hockey, jewelry, gymnastics, mountain biking, Stained Glass, and Zumba. Vega’s return rate is exceptionally high, at 97%.
DURATION: 7 weeks
AGES: 7 to 15
317 Echo Lake Rd, Fayette, Maine, 04349, (207) 685-3707, campvega.com
For a unique, marine-focused experience, Sail Caribbean offers students the opportunity to live aboard a 50-foot monohull or a 45-foot catamaran for either 14 or 21 days. While some participants are experienced and enthusiastic seafarers, others are complete beginners, and all levels of experience are welcome. Activities include sailing, scuba diving, paddleboarding, and environmental studies, with compulsory community service and marine biology, and boys and girls learn to become seaworthy, cooking their own meals assisted by staff that includes former Olympians and America’s Cup crew mates.
PRICE: $3995 for 2 weeks, $5495 or $5795 for 3 weeks (airfare not included)
DURATION: 2 or 3 weeks
AGES: 11 to 18
256 Main St Ste 1203, Northport, New York, 11768, 800- 321-0994, Sailcaribbean.com
Founded in 1907 by a former President of the American Camping Association, Camp Androscoggin is an all-boys camp operating on two key principles: introduction to every activity to build confidence, and eventually a personalized schedule to progress and develop desired skills. Each boy is contacted by a Big Brother before camp begins, hoping to foster a sense of camaraderie and inclusiveness that defines the “Andro spirit.” Facilities include 12 tennis courts, golf, archery, and riflery ranges, soccer and lacrosse fields, two baseball diamonds, two outdoor basketball courts, ropes courses and climbing wall, a radio station, a photography and video production studio, and a Playhouse. For campers who want shorter options, Androscoggin offers a four-week program in June and July for $7,600, with the opportunity to extend full season.
AGES: 8 to 15
DURATION: 7 weeks
126 Leadbetter Rd. Wayne, ME 04284, (207) 685-4441, campandro.com
Timber Lake Camp
With the tagline “what camp was always meant to be,” Timber Lake Camp is a co-ed facility spanning 500 acres and two lakes in the Catskills Mountains, featuring separate camps for girls and boys. In addition to the usual suspects (canoeing, kayaking, flag football, and lacrosse), there’s candlemaking, woodshop, 3D design and printing, computer programming, robotics, TV & film, and digital design. The campus also includes a heated Olympic-sized swimming pool, and activities including martial arts, spinning, and yoga. Campers enjoy competitions both between each other and with other nearby camps, including basketball, roller hockey, softball, and baseball tournaments.
DURATION: 7 weeks
AGES: 7 to 16
240 Timber Lake Rd, Shandaken, New York, 12480, (516) 656-4200, timberlakecamp.com
Brown Ledge Camp
Celebrating 90 years in 2016, the all-girls, uniform-free Brown Ledge Camp is known for its “freedom of choice” philosophy designed to foster independence—campers decide themselves what they’ll do with their time, and girls also live in cabins without a counselor. Activities include horsemanship, tennis, archery, riflery, diving, wakeboarding, and aquaplaning, with facilities including a sailing fleet and a theater seating 250. Famous alumni include Gwyneth Paltrow and Stephanie Zimbalist. The camp prides itself an on all-inclusive tuition (unlike most top camps), covering costs like laundry, transport, overnight excursions, and horseback riding.
PRICE: $8,100 for 8 weeks, $5,750 for 4 weeks
AGES: 10 to 18
DURATION: 8 weeks
71 Brown Ledge Road, Colchester, Vermont, 800-246-1958, brownledge.org
A brother/sister camp on 450 acres in Pennsylvania’s Endless Mountains, Camp Wayne was established in 1921 and is currently run by the third generation of the same family. Theirs is an instruction-focused program aiming to hone critical life skills such as creativity, collaboration, and communication. Activites include beach volleyball, martial arts, wrestling, golf, football, lacrosse, boxing, skateboarding, ping pong, drama, dance, cheerleading, gymnastics, and environmental education. They offer a four-week option at $7,300 for first-time campers.
AGES: 6 to 15 (girls are 7 to 15)
DURATION: 7 weeks
Girls: 56 Nice People Place, Preston Park, Pennsylvania, 570-798-2591, campwaynegirls.com
Boys: 15 Camp Wayne Road, Preston Park, Pennsylvania, 570-798-2511, campwayne.com
Tripp Lake Camp
Established in 1911, Maine’s Tripp Lake Camp is one of the country’s best all-girls camp—not to mention proudly old-fashioned and traditional. Campers must wear uniforms and enjoy well-rounded activities on 260 acres promoting teamwork and confidence building like sailing, tennis, archery, rock climbing, canoeing, and soccer, in addition to fine arts, pottery, photography, creative writing and reporting, and dance. Before girls arrive on campus, they receive letters from two Big Sisters who will be waiting to welcome the new camper on their first day. Campers take day trips each Tuesday, as well as longer camping trips for girls in 6th grade and older. Here, the Spirit of Tripp Lake is encouraged, hoping to foster camaraderie, enthusiasm, compassion, respect and responsibility.
DURATION: 7 weeks
132 Tripp Lake Camp, Poland, Maine 04274, 207-998-4347, tripplakecamp.com
Brant Lake Camp
Spanning four generations and 100 years of private ownership, Brant Lake Camp in the Adirondacks runs three mini-camps for boys, with separate facilities for different age groups. Activities, instruction, and even fields and courts are tailored to age, with the program changing as boys get older and each mini-camp operating under their own philosophy. Brant Lake boasts a thoughtful approach to sports, promoting a healthy and fun environment, and using the tagline “Where sports are done right.” Facilities include 15 tennis courts, three baseball fields, two soccer fields, eight basketball courts, a roller hockey rink, two volleyball courts, a climbing wall, an archery range, a putting green, and a large, multi-sport stadium, and activities include sand castle building, inner tubing, barbecues and campfires, water basketball, snorkeling, and golf.
AGES: 7 to 15
DURATION: 7 weeks
7586 State Route 8, Brant Lake, New York 12815, (518) 494-2406, brantlake.com
Point O’ Pines
An all-girls camp in the Adirondacks—and sister camp to Brant Lake—Point O’ Pines balances structured activities with choice. As campers age, they choose more of their own schedules, with the oldest campers tailoring individual programs to focus on their passions. A daily Coach’s Corner allows individual instruction, Early Bird programs offer special programs like tennis or waterskiing for early risers, and facilities include 2,700 square foot Arts and Crafts center, 12 tennis courts, a greenhouse for organic gardening, and horseback riding across trails on Point O’ Pines’ 500-acre farm. All new girls are paired with a Big Sister to answer questions, and new campers are often introduced to existing campers before the summer begins. Campers also enjoy dances and activities with the Brant Lake campers down the lake, as well as healthy food offerings, an organic garden, and a bakery onsite.
AGES: 6 to 15
DURATION: 7 weeks
7201 State Route 8, Brant Lake, New York 12815, 518.494.3213, pointopines.com
Celebrating its 101st summer in 2016, Camp Greylock is Massachusetts’s oldest continuously operating all-boys camp. Located over 300 acres on Center Lake, with 400 boys divided evenly between a junior and a senior campus, Camp Greylock prides itself on exceptional coaches and instructors, as well as a beautiful mountaintop location. Facilities include a sailing cove, field house, basketball courts, weight room, golf course, tennis courts, football, baseball, soccer, hockey, and lacrosse fields, a ropes course, climbing walls, theater, and art studio, as well as a theater and two separate social halls for group meetings and activities. Greylock has outdoor barbecues twice a week, eats with sister and cousin camps once weekly, and campers enjoy overnight excursions and newly renovated cabins.
AGES: 7 to 16
DURATION: 7 weeks
1525 Main Street, Becket, Massachusetts 01223, (413) 623-8921, campgreylock.com
Camp Walt Whitman
Inspired by Walt Whitman’s poem “I Hear America Singing,” Camp Walt Whitman is an idyllic lakefront camp on 300 acres, evenly split between 200 girls and 200 boys and with a 92 percent camper return rate. Outdoor hiking, camping, and adventure are big programs, and their tennis director of 20 years recently became the winningest coach in NCAA history. Walt Whitman prides itself on a warm, down-to-earth atmosphere, with a strong community emphasizing teamwork, responsibility, and friendship. The camp experience centers around Cabin Groups, where campers both live and participate in group activities together, and the Walt Whitman staff adopts a hands-on approach to help with child development. (Famous alumni include Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal.) Activities include tennis, soccer, softball, gymnastics, and lacrosse, as well as swimming, boating, art, drama, music, white-water rafting, and adventure backpacking trips.
AGES: 7 to 15
DURATION: 7 weeks
1000 Cape Moonshine Road, Piermont, New Hampshire, 03779 United States
(603) 764-5521, campwalt.com
An all-boys camp in Maine, Camp Skylemar prides itself on teaching boys how to compete—which means winning as well as losing graciously. Facilities across nearly 200 acres and three-mile Trickey Pond include a five-hole golf course, eight tennis courts, a ropes and challenge course, lacrosse, soccer, baseball and flag football fields, and activities on offer including woodshop, drama, waterskiing, wakeboarding, tubing, snorkeling, sailing, and fishing.
DURATION: 7 weeks, though flexible-length sessions are available
AGES: 7 to 15
457 Sebago Rd, Naples, Maine, 04055, (207) 693-6414, campskylemar.com
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Maine Summer Camps Listing – The Maine Mag
317 MAIN COMMUNITY MUSIC CENTER CAMP
Yarmouth | Coed | Day | Ages 6–15 | 317main.org
Camp 317 offers high-quality instruction in a relaxed setting for children ages 6–10 who want to try out a range of acoustic instruments and ages 10–15 who want to learn to make music with their peers. Make music this summer!
ACADIA INSTITUTE OF OCEANOGRAPHY
Seal Harbor | Coed | Resident | Ages 10–18 | acadiainstitute.com
Located on Mount Desert Island near Acadia National Park, this educational program offers students ages 10–18 the opportunity to explore careers in marine science through hands-on activities in the field, on board boats, at the shore, and in the lab. AIO offers one- and two-week programs.
ACADIA MOUNTAIN GUIDES ROCK CLIMBING + ADVENTURE CAMPS
Orono | Coed | Resident + Trip | Ages 9–17 | acadiamountainguides.com; climbacadia.org
AMG offers coed day/overnight climbing-specific or multi-sport adventure camps for ages 9–12. Adventure Camps combine rock climbing, paddling, survival skills, hiking, and orienteering. Climbing Camps focus on technique and rope skills each day. Teens choose camps from three to nine days long; many seven-day courses run in Acadia, the North Woods, and beyond.
Poland | Coed | Resident + Day | Ages 8–17 | agassizvillage.org
Agassiz Village was founded 80 years ago to give children the opportunity for a transformative and fun overnight camp experience. It welcomes campers ages 8–17 and focuses on underserved children. Its programs are led by competent, caring staff and include traditional camp activities and teen leadership programs on Lake Thompson.
ALFORD LAKE CAMP
Hope | Girls | Resident | Ages 8–15 | alfordlakecamp. com
Alford Lake Camp is a traditional residential camp for girls ages 8–15 in Hope. ALC is celebrating its 113th summer in 2019 and offers a community filled with fun, friendship, adventure, lifetime skills, international trips for older campers, and a chance to unplug and experience the beauty of Maine.
Brunswick | Coed | Resident + Trip | Ages 11–18 | apogeeadventures.com
Brunswick’s Apogee Adventures offers hiking, bicycling, community service, language, photography, farm-to-table, and writing programs in spectacular outdoor locations throughout the United States, the Caribbean, and Europe to students ages 11–18. Its focus is on the development of confidence and community-mindedness through well-planned adventure and experiential education programs.
AURORA VAULTING CAMP
Lamoine | Coed | Day | Ages 8–18
Aurora provides a safe, dynamic place where campers and horses can experience the freedom of gymnastic dance. Aurora strives to be educational ambassadors for vaulting in the state of Maine. Campers interested in attending vaulting camp should email [email protected]
Mapleton | Coed | Resident + Day | Ages 4–18 | baptistpark.net
Baptist Park creates a special atmosphere and setting designed for fun, spiritual learning, and adventure. Day and week-long camps are provided for children ages 4–18. Activities include swimming, rock wall climbing, canoeing, biking, archery, golfing, hiking, crafts, games, talent shows, worship, and more. It’s life changing—now and forever.
BIRCH ROCK CAMP FOR BOYS
Waterford | Boys | Resident | Ages 8–15 | birchrock.org
Set apart by its size—only 80 boys—and its focus on noncompetitive achievement, Birch Rock Camp has offered traditional camp activities since 1926. Birch Rock provides a nurturing place where boys can truly enjoy boyhood, disconnect from the electronic world, and reconnect to the natural wonders of life.
BLUEBERRY COVE 4-H CAMP
Tenants Harbor | Coed | Resident + Day | Ages 4–17 | umaine.edu/tanglewood
Located on the ocean in Tenants Harbor, Blueberry Cove is a beautiful coastal setting with swimming beaches, tidal flats, forests, meadows, and a harbor and islands to explore for youth ages 4–17 in day, residential, and teen leadership programs. Campers choose among four programs: marine science, creative arts, outdoor skills, and sailing.
BREAKWATER SUMMER PROGRAM
Portland | Coed | Day | Ages 3–14 | enrichment.breakwaterlearning.org
Breakwater’s Summer Camp offers dynamic programming in visual arts, performing arts, sports, cooking, outdoor skills, science, robotics and engineering, aerial arts, filmmaking, and more! With four two-week sessions and five developmentally appropriate age groupings to strengthen learning and social connections, quality and community are at the heart of all its programs.
BRIDGTON SPORTS CAMP
North Bridgton | Boys | Resident | Ages 8–16 | bridgtonsportscamp. com
For those who want to perfect a jump shot, hone a swing, or boost their speed, Bridgton Sports Camp is a premier sports facility that offers both “majors” (soccer, hockey, lacrosse, baseball, and soccer) and “minors” (everything from archery to waterskiing). Three-week jam-packed sessions offer activities at the camp’s state-of-the-art facilities.
Raymond | Boys | Resident | Ages 8–15 | campagawam.org
At Camp Agawam, a boy learns to become his best self. Since 1919, the values of sportsmanship, service to others, and stewardship of the natural world have been at the heart of the Agawam experience. A structured seven-week program offers opportunities for leadership, teamwork, and healthy competition in a digital-free environment.
Unity | Coed | Resident | Ages 9–17 | campalsing.com
Camp Alsing is a premier residential coed camp for kids ages 9–17. Camp Alsing’s specially trained staff guides campers with high-functioning autism and other social challenges to develop connections, expand their boundaries, and have fun with friends in a traditional camp setting.
Wayne | Boys | Resident | Ages 8–15 | campandro.com
Located on a 120-acre lakeside campus, Androscoggin is the summer home for 275 boys and 100 staff. We offer one seven-week session—first-year campers can enroll for four weeks—and a wide range of team sports and individual activities as well as an extensive trip program.
Casco | Girls | Resident | Ages 7–17 | camparcadia.com
Since 1916, Camp Arcadia has been operated by the same family for four generations. A warm, family atmosphere and close guidance foster collaboration, personal growth, and self-confidence. Its extensive program gives opportunity to expand individual interests through a wide offering of activities. They invite you to experience Arcadia.
CAMP AT THE EASTWARD
Starks | Coed | Resident + Day | Grades K–12 | campattheeastward.org
A Christian camp located on 59 secluded and wooded acres, Camp at the Eastward offers a rustic setting with a chapel in the woods, an arts and crafts building, campfire circles, and an adventure/ropes course. Operated by youth ministry of Mission of the Eastward, campers are encouraged to take part in the faith-based community.
CAMP BEECH CLIFF
Mount Desert | Coed | Day | Ages 5–15 | campbeechcliff.org
Camp Beech Cliff is a premier day camp with 50 acres bordering Acadia National Park and extensive lake waterfront. One-week sessions for ages 5–15 promote balance between activity and creativity. We offer specialty camps for grades 4–11. Acadia Teen Camps include Exploring Acadia’s Swim Holes, Hip-Hop Dance, Inventors’ Club, Island Adventurers, Mad Science, and Dog Sledding.
Dyer Island | Boys | Resident | Ages 13–21 | berwick.org
Based on a 750-acre island, Camp Berwick is run by the Berwick Boys Foundation. Its goal is to help teenage boys develop physically, mentally, and morally through a summer camp experience of living and working alongside their peers. Activities include outdoor living, forestry, carpentry, seamanship, mechanics, cooking, first-aid, and construction—all with an emphasis on leadership.
Hope | Coed | Resident | Ages 6–16 | bishopswood.org
Bishopswood, located on the shores of Lake Megunticook, welcomes all campers. Responsible community living and stewardship of all creation is emphasized in all aspects of camp life. Program areas include archery, swimming, boating, crafts, campouts, nature study, camper kitchen projects, sailing, sports and games, and performing arts.
Holden | Coed | Resident + Day | Ages 5 and up | campcapella.org
Camp CaPella provides recreational and educational opportunities for children and adults with disabilities, ages 5 and up. Located on Phillips Lake, the camp offers full accessibility to the lake for swimming, boating, and fishing. The camp collaborates with the Lucerne Inn so that families can accompany their children on vacation.
Winslow | Boys | Resident | Ages 7–15 | campcaribou.com
Caribou is family owned and operated. With 200 acres and 1.5 miles of lakefront on Lake Pattee, Caribou offers boys specialized land and water sports instruction and a wide variety of other activities. Its campers enjoy a warm, spirited, nurturing, fun environment while spending their summer on a beautiful peninsula.
Casco | Boys | Resident | Ages 8–15 | campcedar.com
Founded over 60 years ago, Camp Cedar welcomes 270 boys ages 8–15 each summer. While there, campers enjoy top-notch athletic training for boys of all abilities. Activities include weekly trips around the state, organized team sports, archery, biking, golf, sailing, fishing, and a craft center.
Wiscasset | Girls, Boys + Coed | Resident + Trip | Ages 8–15 | chewonki.org
Chewonki offers three programs: Camp for Boys is a traditional camp on the Maine coast, while Adventures for Girls and coed Wilderness Trips for Teens provide traveling wilderness experiences. For over 100 years, the camp’s small groups have promoted personal growth, strong friendships, teamwork, and an appreciation for the natural world.
Monmouth | Boys | Resident | Ages 7–15 | campcobbossee.com
Offering only two four-week sessions, each with a beginning, middle, and end, Cobbossee is a medium-sized, family-atmosphere camp that intentionally builds brotherhood through sports and adventure. The camp does it all in four weeks: camping, trips, inter-camps, and traditions. Cobbossee boys are famous for their warmth, inclusiveness, and love of the game.
CAMP EAGLE WING
East Machias | Coed | Resident | Ages 8–16 | campeaglewing.com
Located on Gardner Lake, Eagle Wing offers a variety of activities, including sailing, kayaking, canoeing, climbing, drama, arts and crafts, woodworking, campcraft, journalism, and numerous field sports. The camp also offer a premier sailing program and advanced climbing instruction with climbing trips to Acadia and surrounding areas.
Sweden | Coed | Resident | Ages 9–17 | encore-coda. com
Campers receive daily musical instruction in classical, pop, and jazz styles through private lessons, ensembles, music theory, and other music electives. They get to participate in orchestras, bands, jazz bands, rock bands, jazz combos, chamber groups, choral groups, theater, and many concerts as well as sports, trips, swimming, boating, arts and crafts, cookouts, and campfires.
Poland | Girls | Resident | Ages 8–15 | campfernwood.com
Founded in 1921, Fernwood is a traditional all-girls camp on Lake Thompson. Campers choose from over 36 activities offered in an environment that promotes both social and emotional growth and leadership skills. Activities include on-site horseback riding, silver jewelry making, rock climbing, competitive sports, waterskiing, tennis, theater, dance, gymnastics, archery, many studio arts, and more.
Brooks | Coed | Day + Trip | Ages 7–17 | campforestmaine.com
Camp Forest’s Wilderness Educational Day and Expedition Summer Camp offers programming that includes Maine woodsman badges and is overseen by a registered Maine Guide. Its own educational system and handwoven badges teach connection with nature and community, and its unique, open democratic teaching style helps children find their inner passion for learning.
Weld | Boys | Resident | Ages 7–17 | kawanhee.com
In western Maine on the shores of Lake Webb, Camp Kawanhee offers over 20 activities, including team and individual sports, sailing and other water sports, fly-fishing, archery, riflery, woodworking, a ropes course, wilderness skills, trips, and Junior Maine Guide. The camp cultivates time-honored traditions, friendship, teamwork, independence, and “freedom within a framework.”
Scarborough | Coed | Day | Ages 4–15 | campketcha.org
Camp Ketcha offers traditional day camps, horsemanship (ages 6–14), and specialty camps (ages 5–14) as well as swimming, archery, art, environmental education, outdoor living skills, sports, farm skills, a ropes course, drama, and music. There are full- and part-time options. The camp hours are 9 a.m.–4 p.m, with extended hours of 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m. Transportation is offered.
Monmouth | Girls | Resident | Ages 7–15 | kippewa.com
At this all-girls sleepaway camp, campers create individual weekly schedules with six activities daily, choosing options from an extensive arts program, equestrian facility with daily riding, gorgeous waterfront, performing arts, adventure opportunities, athletics, and more. Enjoy Maine through local wilderness trips. No two girls are alike, why should their summers be?
CAMP LAUGHING LOON
East Waterboro | Coed | Day | Ages 6–12 | camplaughingloon.com
Camp Laughing Loon is a nonprofit summer day camp for boys and girls located in southern Maine on beautiful Little Ossipee Lake in East Waterboro, just 30 minutes from Saco/ Biddeford. Its mission is to offer a quality day camp experience for children who have completed first grade through age 12.
Readfield | Coed | Resident | Ages 7–15 | camplaurel.com
Camp Laurel, a seven-week coed children’s camp on Echo Lake in Readfield, is known for cutting-edge programming in a family atmosphere. There is an extensive athletics and waterfront program, 15 tennis courts, a 20-horse equestrian center, outdoor tripping program, new culinary center, and full arts curriculum.
CAMP LAUREL SOUTH
Casco | Coed | Resident | Ages 7–15 | camplaurelsouth.com
Camp Laurel South is a four-week traditional coed children’s camp on Crescent Lake in Casco. The camp takes great pride in its camper-centered program, based on a family-oriented philosophy that each child is a unique individual. Campers enjoy a diverse and dynamic waterfront, sports and arts programs, theater productions, adventure activities, culinary experiences, and much more.
Oakland | Boys | Resident | Ages 7–16 | campmanitou. com
Manitou, a boys’ camp, features a balanced program of land, water, and creative activities plus a comprehensive leadership program for older campers. Manitou’s friendly, supportive, enthusiastic atmosphere ensures that each camper feels comfortable and gets the most out of his camp experience. Manitou offers a father-son weekend in August and “off-season” director-facilitated winter programs.
Naples | Girls | Resident | Ages 7–15 | campmataponi.com
Mataponi is a seven-week, all-girls residential camp that offers the full range of camp activities, highlighting its waterfront, land sports, horseback riding, and adventure/ropes course. Most important, it offers girls the chance to grow in a nurturing, low-pressure atmosphere, emphasizing fun, friendship, and group living.
Smithfield | Girls | Resident | Ages 7–15 | matoaka.com
Since 1951, Camp Matoaka has been dedicated to providing girls from around the world with a summer home away from home—a place where they will enrich their character while developing everlasting friendships. This is what camp is all about.
Winthrop | Coed | Resident + Day | Ages 5–11 | mechuwana.org
With more than 40 week-long camps, Mechuwana really does provide something for everyone. There are special programs in music theater, creative arts, camping, canoeing, Native American studies, swimming, and hiking. Everyday activities at this United Methodist Church–sponsored camp include arts and crafts, night walks, boating, and field games.
Washington | Coed | Resident | Ages 8–16 | medolark.com
This Maine arts camp emphasizes the discovery and development of self through choice and self-expression. There are no camp sports competitions or tournaments. Instead, campers participate in performances and presentations each evening where they can share their burgeoning talents and interests.
Bridgton | Coed | Resident | Ages 7–17 | campmicah.com
Boys and girls ages 7–15 come to Micah each summer for sessions ranging from two to seven and a half weeks. Micah offers sports, waterfront, ropes, arts, trips, a Ninja Warrior Course, and more. Judaism is woven into the fabric of life at Micah, connecting campers to their rich Jewish heritage and the amazing Micah community.
Belgrade | Coed | Resident | Ages 7–16 | modin.com
Situated in the beautiful Belgrade Lakes region, this Jewish camp features a staff of 170, instruction in over 60 activities, a 13,000-square-foot recreation center, four tournament boats, a photography lab, and much more. A private coed camp, its kitchen is strictly kosher.
CAMP NASHOBA NORTH
Raymond | Coed | Resident | Ages 7–17 | campnashoba.com
Nashoba offers something for everyone. There are traditional, coeducational programs for 190 campers. The family-owned camp offers spectacular water sports, tennis, soccer, theater, dance, archery, art, pottery, photography, woodworking, basketball, baseball, rock climbing, hiking trips, horseback riding, and golf. The camp has beautiful modern facilities, wonderful food, and an energetic staff in a supportive atmosphere.
Millinocket | Girls | Resident | Ages 7–17 | girlscoutsofmaine.org
Natarswi is a 30-acre wilderness paradise with spectacular views of Mount Katahdin. Natarswi is for girls seeking a true North Woods experience. Campers enjoy the natural beauty of adjacent Baxter State Park’s 200,000 acres of trails, forests, ponds, and streams. Featuring sailing, hiking trips, and rock climbing.
Montville | Coed | Resident + Day | Ages 8–14 | campneofa.org
Camp NEOFA is a coed wilderness camp. Campers can enjoy the outdoors, swim or boat on 2,300 feet of waterfront on True’s Pond in Montville, or take a hike on over 100 acres. Campers experience nature, arts and crafts, sports, fishing, archery, campfires, and home-cooked meals.
CAMPS NEWFOUND + OWATONNA
Harrison | Girls + Boys | Resident | Ages 6–16 | newfound-owatonna. com
Camps Newfound and Owatonna are brother-sister camps where children ages 6–16 enjoy boating, swimming, rocks and ropes courses, land sports, archery, arts and crafts, wilderness hiking and canoeing trips, and much more, all in a supportive, Christian Science atmosphere.
CAMP NORTH STAR OF MAINE
Poland Spring | Coed | Resident | Ages 7–16 | campnorthstarmaine.com
The camp helps its campers become the best versions of themselves by teaching them essential life skills and import- ant values. Campers enjoy an elective program with over 100 activities in arts, athletics, outdoors, and waterfront. It offers two-, three-, four-, five-, and seven-week sessions for boys and girls.
Sebago | Boys | Resident | Ages 8–16 | campoatka.org
A nonprofit, 112-year-old traditional overnight camp for boys ages 8–16, O-AT-KA is located on beautiful Sebago Lake in southern Maine. Its robust program emphasizes leadership and service with over 30 activity choices, including swimming, camping, hiking, sports, arts, sailing, riflery, woodworking, photography, archery, and outdoor adventure trips. Sessions run from two to seven weeks.
Harrison | Girls | Resident | Ages 7–15 | pinecliffe.com
Founded almost a century ago, this all-girls camp is open to children ages 7–15. Girls are encouraged to become the best they can be while at camp. The overriding message hangs on a plaque in their main bunk: “Do the thing that counts and then don’t count it.”
Raymond | Coed | Resident | Ages 6–14 | camppinehurst.com
Facing the sunset on the sandy shores of Crescent Lake, Camp Pinehurst is a traditional coed summer camp. In its third generation of Curtis family ownership and directorship, Camp Pinehurst is designed to offer children a quality camping experience at an affordable price. Come make some new friends this summer!
Bridgton | Girls | Resident + Day | Ages 7–17 | girlscoutsofmaine.org
Pondicherry is a spectacular outdoor setting, nestled on over 600 acres in the foothills of the White Mountains. Dynamic programs offered include archery, horseback riding, cooking, and boating on private Adams Pond. Girls explore the outdoors while building confidence, courage, and character under the careful eye of trained staff.
Poland | Coed | Resident | Grades 5–6 | voanne.org/camp-postcard
Celebrating 25 years, Camp POSTCARD (Police Officers Striving To Create And Reinforce Dreams) is a free week-long program for Maine kids. Counselors are volunteer police officers from across Maine. Sheriffs, troopers, and municipal officers all come together to mentor and encourage kids, while improving their perceptions of law enforcement.
Belgrade Lakes | Girls | Resident | Ages 7–16 | runoia.com
Experience the Runoia difference in the beautiful Belgrade Lakes! Runoia campers build lifelong skills and enjoy an outstanding equestrian program, wilderness trips, sailing, and strong arts, sports, waterfront programs, and much more. Many campers return for multiple summers, and there is fourth- and fifth-generation Cobb camping leadership.
Naples | Boys | Resident | Ages 7–15 | skylemar.com
For 69 years, Camp Skylemar has thrived as a place where boys from across the country share in a summer of top-notch athletic instruction within a culture of kindness, respect, and friendship. Offered in three- or seven-week sessions, there are over 50 activities on 200 wooded acres overlooking the White Mountains and one of Maine’s cleanest lakes.
Smithfield | Girls | Resident | Ages 7–14 | somersetforgirls.com
Camp Somerset for Girls offers a brand-new camp facility and community with a diverse program dedicated to comprehensive instruction and healthy competition. The camp is committed to empowering and inspiring its campers to live its rings: grow every day, be a good friend, make an impact, be you.
Winthrop | Coed | Day | Ages 5–15 | asmonline. org
The Autism Society of Maine offers a free summer camp program for children ages 5–15 with autism spectrum disorders. The purpose of this program is to help develop communication skills and peer relationships in a social group setting. The day program is held in Farmington.
Casco | Coed | Resident | Families | campsunshine.org
Camp Sunshine, nestled along the shores of Sebago Lake and primarily staffed by caring volunteers, provides a year-round camping experience to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. The program is free of charge to families and includes on-site medical and psychosocial support.
CAMP SUSAN CURTIS
Stoneham | Coed | Resident | Ages 8–17 | susancurtis.org
Camp Susan Curtis offers four two-week sessions of experiential learning in a residential camp environment exclusively to economically disadvantaged Maine youth referred through their schools. Every youth is fully sponsored through fundraising. Operated by the Susan L. Curtis Charitable Foundation, CSC develops the habits and skills critical to lifelong achievement.
Naples | Boys | Resident | Ages 7–15 | camptakajo.com
Since 1947, the emphasis at Camp Takajo has remained the same: building character in today’s boys. Its entrance arch posts the 12 camp ideals, including integrity, loyalty, self-reliance, and sportsmanship. These ideals are reinforced daily through sports, waterfront activities, hobbies and skills, an extensive tripping program, and camp-wide activities that foster a sense of brotherhood.
Sweden | Girls | Resident | Ages 7–16 | camptapawingo.com
Set on a beautiful, private 200-acre plot in southwestern Maine, “Tap” has three-, four-, and seven-week sessions for girls. Activities include tennis, swimming, waterskiing, sailing, a ropes course, soccer, arts and crafts, performing arts, horseback riding, and archery. Campers explore the rest of Maine through hiking, whitewater, canoeing, and rafting trips.
Leeds | Coed | Resident | Ages 8–17 | campdevacances.com
This French-speaking summer camp located on the shores of Lake Androscoggin offers numerous activities for children and a special program for teenagers ages 14–17 focused on mountain trekking.
Raymond | Boys | Resident | Ages 8–15 | camptimanous.com
Boys return home more self-confident, independent, and self-sufficient after spending an “unplugged” fun summer at Timanous. Its small size ensures personal attention. Campers choose from a wide array of activities, including strong waterfront and camping trip programs. Campers represent 25 states and nine countries. Ninety percent of staff and campers return.
Fayette | Girls | Resident | Ages 7–15 | campvega.com
Camp Vega is an all-girls camp founded in 1936 on Echo Lake in the Belgrade Lakes Region. With over 320 acres of forest and just under two miles of lakefront, Vega is a place where girls can be themselves. Campers can choose from an array of traditional and specialized camp activities while striving toward the Vega Values: believe in yourself, have empathy, live with integrity, build unity, choose gratitude.
Denmark | Girls | Resident | Ages 8–15 | campwalden.com
A 103-year-old traditional camp where 160 girls respect and support each other and always try their best. Campers participate in daily activities, extensive wilderness trips, team sports (color war), many special events, and musical theater. Waldenites live for fun, friendships, and the new experiences that each summer brings.
CAMP WAWENOCK FOR GIRLS
Raymond | Girls | Resident | Ages 8–16 | campwawenock.com
Wawenock gives girls both roots and wings! Each girl’s unique skills and personality are celebrated, and she is empowered to be her best self. Girls gain the confidence needed to explore who they are, challenge themselves to take healthy risks, and to learn and grow, building lifelong, 21st-century skills.
Waterford | Coed | Resident | Ages 6–16 | wazi.com
Camp Waziyatah is the site of Disney’s hit TV show Bug Juice. Wazi’s welcoming “no-clique” and “no-tech” atmosphere creates a close-knit community of lifelong friends. Kids ages 6–16 choose from over 30 activities and outdoor trips, learning new skills while having a life-changing adventure and an absolute blast!
Hartford | Coed | Resident | Ages 7–16 | campwekeela.com
Camp Wekeela features a safe, fun, nurturing environment in a beautiful, bucolic mountain lake setting. Core components include waterskiing, tennis, outdoor adventure, land and water sports, creative performing, culinary arts, and weekly trips. Its camp is a safe place for children to have fun and learn social rules, acceptable behavior, and leadership.
Waterford | Boys | Resident | Ages 6–15 | campwigwam.com
Founded in 1910, Camp Wigwam is a traditional boys’ camp in southwestern Maine on the sandy shores of Bear Lake. Boys enjoy crafts, sports, and a world-class waterskiing program. Tennis and golf lessons are offered daily, with nine-hole golf outings to one of four local courses five days a week.
Bridgton | Boys | Resident | Ages 7–15 | campwildwood.com
Wildwood continues to flourish as a summer camp for boys on Woods Pond in Bridgton. Its mission is to create a fun, active, and safe environment for campers to maximize their social, emotional, and personal development. Its goal is to enrich the lives of campers through positive relationships and activities.
Fayette | Boys | Resident | Ages 8–15 | campwinnebago.com
For nearly a century, Camp Winnebago has offered boys ages 8–15 a safe, positive, and creative environment where they develop both physically and socially through participation in a broad range of land and water sports, wilderness adventure, and individual activities. Winnebago is not for the boy who “can” but for the boy who “will. ”
CENTER DAY CAMP
Windham | Coed | Day | Ages 5–15 | centerdaycamp.org
For over 65 years, campers ages 5–15 have been learning and growing with Center Day Camp on the shores of Sebago Basin. The camp offers Red Cross swimming, art, sports, theater, wilderness skills, and more on 28 beautiful acres. Round-trip, fully staffed bus ride included, with several convenient routes.
CHOP POINT SUMMER CAMP
Woolwich | Coed | Resident + Trip | Ages 13–18 | choppointcamp.com
Chop Point is a traditional coed camp geared just for teens. Activities include sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, soccer, photography, and arts and crafts. Experience trips around New England, hiking, biking, canoeing, and sightseeing in many locations. Come join for the best summer of your life.
DAVINCI EXPERIENCE SCIENCE + ARTS DAY CAMPS
Falmouth | Coed | Day | Ages 4–13 | davinciexperience.com
Experienced teachers lead small coed groups of similar-age campers in weekly explorations of exciting themes that combine hands-on science experiments and art projects to learn about a theme in-depth. Certified teachers have developed over 45 themes. In addition to Falmouth, the camp also has locations in Cumberland and on Cousins Island in Yarmouth.
ECOLOGY ADVENTURE CAMP
Saco | Coed | Day + Trip | Ages 3–12 + Family | theecologyschool.org
Adventures each day include active games, ecosystem explorations, identifying plants and animals, and noticing differences in weather, tides, and other natural cycles. Campers will spend most of the camp day outside!
Harrison | Girls | Resident | Ages 7–15 | fernwoodcove.com
Fernwood Cove is an overnight all-girls summer camp located on Island Pond in Harrison. This sleepaway camp offers two three-and-a-half-week summer sessions. It has a variety of activities, including waterskiing, natural horsemanship, gymnastics, and outdoor adventure. It fosters friendships, leadership, opportunities for personal growth, and welcomes campers and CITs into a diverse and supportive community.
FOREST ACRES CAMP FOR GIRLS + INDIAN ACRES CAMP FOR BOYS
Fryeburg | Girls + Boys | Resident | Ages 7–16 | indianacres.com
These camps offer sports, performing/visual arts, water sports, three waterfronts, and include Olympic-style pools, a ropes course, a climbing wall, zip lines, hiking, camping trips, and the number one horseback riding program. These unique brother-sister camps are located two miles apart in Maine’s White Mountain region. Community, independence, and leadership surround a 94-year history of traditional camping.
South China | Coed | Resident | Ages 7–17 | friendscamp.org
For 63 years Friends Camp has offered youth ages 7–17 a loving community with Quaker values, creative activities, and lots of goofy fun. Friends Camp offers games, drama, hiking, crafts, sports, and a full range of aquatic activities. Friends Camp is open to all youth.
GANDER BROOK CHRISTIAN CAMP
Raymond | Coed | Resident | ganderbrook. org
Designed to provide wholesome recreation and spiritual growth for campers, activities at Gander Brook include camping under the stars, spiritual activities and devotionals, hiking, talent shows, a carnival, cookouts, “morning funisthenics,” rock climbing, air riflery, and archery.
HART-TO-HART FARM DAY CAMP
Albion | Coed | Day | Ages 5–16 | hart2hartfarm.org
Hart-to-Hart Farm is a small working organic dairy farm in Albion. Campers experience a rich program incorporating a farm-to-table experience. Campers explore our farm animals, ponds, gardens, and forest. The highlight of the camp is that campers adopt their own special farm animal to train. This is a day camp with eight one-week sessions.
HIDDEN VALLEY CAMP
Freedom | Coed | Resident | Ages 8–14 | hiddenvalleycamp.com
HVC offers renowned programs in the performing and creative arts and exciting outdoor pursuits near the Maine coast, with a private lake and heated pool and wholesome, delicious meals (including allergy support). There is a two-week professional staff training. “Your emphasis on personal responsibility, on being decent and caring—and having fun!—makes HVC a true model and home away from home.”
HOOP BASKETBALL CAMP
Casco | Girls + Boys | Resident | Grades 4–10 | hoopcamp.org
Created in 1971, Hoop sits on Casco’s Pleasant Lake and emphasizes basketball training. Campers are broken up into nine-player teams and assigned counselors and coaches. Swimming, canoeing, and water basketball are also offered at the camp.
HURRICANE ISLAND CENTER FOR SCIENCE + LEADERSHIP SUMMER PROGRAMS
Hurricane Island | Coed | Resident | Ages 11–18 | hurricaneisland.net
The Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership is not your typical summer camp! Experiential science education programs for grades 7–12 are designed to help students immerse themselves in unique island natural history and ecology, develop leadership skills, connect with peers, and have fun. Financial aid is available.
JCC CAMP KINGSWOOD
Bridgton | Coed | Resident | Ages 8–15 | kingswood.org
Campers entering grades 3–10 develop independence, gain self-confidence, build individual skills, and learn to work as teams, while nurturing lifelong friendships and strengthening their Jewish identities. The program is elective-based, so each camper can choose his or her activities from a wide range of offerings. Financial assistance is available.
Oxford | Coed | Resident | Ages 7–15 | kampkohut.com
Kohut’s magnificent setting and wholesome environment have been enriching lives since 1907. Nestled on beautiful Thompson Lake, the camp’s traditional four-week brother/sister program is designed to focus on building skills, meeting each camper’s individual needs, and fostering friendships. Campers choose from 50-plus activities and delight in memorable trip days and special events.
KIEVE CAMP FOR BOYS
Nobleboro | Boys | Resident | Ages 8–16 | kieve. org
Kieve, located across Damariscotta Lake from its sister camp, Wavus Camp for Girls, builds character in young people to help them become confident adults and compassionate citizens. Challenging wilderness trips are an integral part of each camper’s experience. Its patient, caring, professional, and highly motivated staff, mostly Kieve alumni, is the key to its success.
KINGSLEY PINES CAMP
Raymond | Coed | Resident | Ages 8–16 | kingsleypines.com
You can’t go very far at Kingsley Pines without hearing a laugh or seeing a smile. The camp is so much fun you’ll want to come back year after year. Kingsley Pines—it is the way camp should be! There are two- and three-week sessions.
L.L.BEAN KIDS’ CAMP + TEEN ADVENTURES
Freeport | Coed | Day | Ages 7–16 | llbean.com/adventures
L.L.Bean Summer Kids’ Camp and Teen Adventures are a safe and fun way for boys and girls to make friends, learn new skills, and enjoy the outdoors. Guided by expert instructors and experienced counselors, its programs offer a variety of activities, including kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, archery, fly casting, geocaching, campcraft, and more.
MAD SCIENCE OF MAINE
South Portland | Coed | Day | Ages 4–12 | maine.madscience.org
A day camp for ages 4–12, Mad Science is Maine’s leading provider of fun science enrichment programs. The camp has been providing fun, hands-on science for over 16 years. Kids can enjoy weeklong science camps to spark their imaginative learning!
MAIN IDEA AT CAMP WALDEN
Denmark | Girls | Resident | Ages 8–14 | themainidea.org
Founded in 1986, this unique ten-day camp provides economically disadvantaged girls with a life-changing experience. The family-oriented environment allows each girl the chance to develop her personality, increase self-confidence, and acquire new skills ranging from belaying on the ropes course to team problem solving and conflict resolution.
MAINE ACE CAMP
Eddington + Brunswick | Coed | Resident + Day | Ages 12–18 | maineacecamp.org
ACE Camps are educational programs for middle and high school students that can last from one day to one week. Students have the opportunity to see firsthand how aviation systems work from the inside looking out. Visit airports, towers, FBOs, TSA, and go flying. See what careers in aviation have to offer.
MAINE ARTS CAMP
Waterville | Coed | Resident | Ages 9–16 | maineartscamp.com
Each summer, a maximum of 100 campers ages 9–16 arrive on the Colby College campus to participate in visual and performing arts, cooking, filmmaking, film photography, and more—all while enjoying the campfires and camp songs in an inclusive creative community. There are two- or four- week sessions.
MAINE AUDUBON CAMPS
Falmouth | Coed | Day | Grades K–5 | maineaudubon.org
Maine Audubon hosts day camp programs for children in grades K–5 at Gilsland Farm in Falmouth and Fields Pond in Holden. Camp sessions with varied wildlife conservation themes run weekly throughout the summer and daily during school vacation weeks. Preschool and family programs are also available. Scholarships are awarded annually.
MAINE ROBOTICS CAMP
Orono | Coed | Day | Ages 9–16 | mainerobotics.org
Enjoy a week of engineering, computer science, or programming at one of over 20 locations in Maine. Now in its 14th year, these day camps are excellent opportunities to learn about robotics, science, computers, and programming, while having fun doing it all.
MAINE SCHOOL OF SCIENCE + MATHEMATICS SUMMER CAMP
Limestone | Girls, Boys + Coed | Resident | Ages 10–14 | mssm.org
In its 21st year, Maine School of Science and Mathematics Summer Camp is as excited as ever to inspire and encourage boys and girls ages 10–14 to pursue their passions in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. There are five weeks total: two for boys, one coed, and two for girls.
MAINE TEEN CAMP
Porter | Coed | Resident | Ages 13–17 | teencamp.com
Maine Teen Camp focuses on fostering independence and enriching the unique lives of teenagers. The camp is a summer home to a diverse population of teens from all over the world, and features a full range of elective programs and activities, including rock music, cooking, waterskiing, community service, and tennis—to name just a few.
MEDOMAK FAMILY CAMP
Washington | Coed | Resident | Families | medomakcamp.com
Nestled amongst pine forests on a beautiful lake in midcoast Maine, Medomak, a summer camp for the entire family, is a vacation that suits everyone, young and old.
MOOSE RIVER OUTPOST
Jackman | Coed | Resident | Ages 11–17 | mooseriveroutpost.org
At this Christian camp, kids can enjoy over 7,000 acres of woods, streams, and lakes as they immerse themselves in “the wild beauty and quiet testimony of God’s creation.” A private waterfront, Christian leaders from around the country, brook trout fishing, orienteering, archery, and skeet shooting are all available at this camp.
NETOP SUMMER CAMP
Casco | Boys | Resident | Ages 8–15 | netopsummercamp.com
Netop (nee-tope, meaning “friend”) is a traditional residential camp for boys ages 8–15 in Casco. Netop features an exceptional community, emphasizing balanced growth in a natural, “unplugged” environment. With a program offering a range of sports, water activities, arts, crafts, and wilderness trips, boys develop skills, friendships, and lifelong memories.
NEW ENGLAND MUSIC CAMP
Sidney | Coed | Resident | Ages 11–18 | nemusiccamp.com
Since 1937, NEMC has nurtured young musicians ages 11–18 from all over the world. Located on Lake Messalonskee, NEMC provides intensive music education balanced with traditional social and recreational summer camp activities. Campers design their own schedules focusing on music each morning, recreation each afternoon, and perform weekly at the camp’s outstanding Bowl-in-the-Pines outdoor amphitheater.
NICHOLS DAY CAMP
Blue Hill | Coed | Day | Ages 5–14 | nicholsdaycamps.org
This camp has two-week sessions and the following programs: Scamp Program, ages 5–6; Nichols Program, ages 7–12; Adventure Program, ages 12–14. Transportation is available from Blue Hill, Penobscot, Sedgwick, and Deer Isle.
NORTH YARMOUTH ACADEMY SUMMER PROGRAM
Yarmouth | Coed | Day | Ages 2–14 | nya.org
Summer Programs offer children ages 2–14 a range of activities in general day and specialty camps. Campers build meaningful relationships while engaging in fun and active learning experiences. Free before- and after-care makes reasonably priced childcare available 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Ocean Park | Coed | Resident + Day | Grades 3–10 | oceanwood.org
Just three blocks from the Atlantic Ocean, this Christian camp and conference center offers overnight camps for youth entering grades 3–10, adults with disabilities, and families, as well as day camp for ages 5–12. Oceanwood has a longstanding horseback riding program and opens the summer with “Summer Kick-Off.”
PGA JUNIOR GOLF CAMPS
Cumberland | Coed | Day | Ages 7–16 | pgajuniorgolfcamps.com
Six one-week sessions are offered at Val Halla Golf Course. Our signature PGA curriculum focuses on developing golf skills such as full swing, short game, rules, and etiquette in a fun and safe educational environment. Our student-to-instructor ratio is approximately 6:1. Lunch included!
West Gardiner | Coed | Resident | pilgrimlodge.org
Pilgrim Lodge is owned and operated by the Maine Conference, United Church of Christ. One-week sessions are offered according to age. Some sessions are general, others have themes, such as Arts Alive and Camp Pride (for LGBTQ high school students). It teaches critical thinking and urges campers to examine and develop their own spiritual journeys.
PINE ISLAND CAMP
Belgrade Lakes | Boys | Resident | Ages 9–15 | pineisland.org
Located on a small island on a beautiful, clean, quiet lake, Pine Island is an ideal place to build a successful community each summer, which it has been doing for 115 years. Boys ages 9–15 enjoy outdoor activities, many of which are out on the water. There are also many camping trips and campfire every night.
PINE TREE CAMP
Bath | Coed | Resident + Day | Ages 8–18 | pinetreesociety.org
As part of the Pine Tree Society—an organization devoted to helping Mainers with disabilities—Pine Tree Camp gives children and adults with disabilities the chance to enjoy a traditional summer camp. Set on 285 acres, the camp also boasts a mile of waterfront on North Pond in the Belgrade Lakes region.
ROBIN HOOD CAMP
Brooksville | Coed | Resident | Ages 7–16 | robinhoodcamp.com
Robin Hood is the only camp located on both freshwater lake and ocean. Forty dynamic sports and activities are offered, including golf, tennis, squash, soccer, and waterski/wakeboard. With intensive academies with world-class instruction, Robin Hood has a unique, dynamic approach to camping. Campers come from 30-plus countries. There is a selective admissions process with an interview requirement.
SALT PUMP CLIMBING CO.
Scarborough | Coed | Day | Ages 5–17 | saltpumpclimbing.com
Salt Pump Summer Camps provide young climbers a chance to explore the exciting world of climbing in a supportive and inclusive environment. The camp seeks to instill confidence and inspire learning both on and off the wall, encouraging each child toward his or her full potential.
SEEDS OF PEACE CAMP
Otisfield | Coed | Resident | Ages 14–16 | seedsofpeace.org
Participants at this camp will join a community of emerging leaders from countries and communities in conflict. Campers ages 14–16 come from the Middle East, South Asia, and the U.S. to meet face-to-face, engage in camp activities, tackle the divisive issues defining their conflicts, and challenge each other’s perspectives and prejudices.
SUMMER AT CHEVERUS
Portland | Coed | Day | Ages 5–13 | summeratcheverus.org
Summer at Cheverus includes a variety of academic, artistic, and athletic experiences. Camp Cheverus is a multisport, coed day camp that includes daily swimming for grades 2–8. It also offers basketball camps for boys and girls and tennis camps in conjunction with St. Peter’s Grand Slam Tennis.
THE SUMMER CAMP
Washington | Girls | Resident | Ages 6–18 | thesummercamp.org
The Summer Camp partners with social service agencies, guidance counselors, and individuals throughout the Northeast to provide a no-cost residential summer camp for girls ages 6–18 from low-income families and foster homes. In the camp’s safe, fun, supportive environment girls explore new experiences, learn from positive role models, and build skills for life.
Stow | Coed | Resident | Ages 13–20 | summitachievement.com
Summit Achievement’s unique therapeutic wilderness program offers rolling admissions with a six- to ten-week stay. The program offers weekly adventure-based wilderness expeditions, and three days per week of academics along with individualized therapy and treatment planning. Outdoor activities include backpacking, hiking, camping, rock climbing, rappelling, and canoeing.
TANGLEWOOD 4-H CAMP
Lincolnville | Coed | Resident, Day + Trip | Ages 4–17 | umaine.edu/tanglewood
Located on the Ducktrap River, Tanglewood is a community-centered camp where campers master skills through hands-on discovery while having fun with friends. Campers gain independence through program choices of ecology, creative arts, gardening, outdoor skills, archery, or engineering. Includes day, residential, trips, and teen leadership programs.
TRIPP LAKE CAMP
Poland | Girls | Resident | Ages 7–16 | tripplakecamp.com
Since 1911, Tripp Lake Camp has fostered a culture built on timeless values. In an increasingly fast-paced world, TLC provides a nurturing, supportive environment in which girls gain confidence as they challenge themselves in new activities, develop lifelong skills, forge lasting friendships, and pass down the traditions from generations of TLC campers.
UNIVERSITY OF MAINE 4-H CAMP + LEARNING CENTERS AT BRYANT POND
Bryant Pond | Coed | Resident | Ages 6–18 | umaine.edu/bryantpond
Campers develop outdoor skills and establish a connection to Maine’s natural world through the camp’s Naturalist, Woodscraft, Primitive, or Maine Woods Adventure paths. Campers can choose a focused program to fit their needs in conservation education and adventure-based programs. There are one-, two-, and four-week programs, teen leadership programs, and day camp offered.
WAVUS CAMP FOR GIRLS
Jefferson | Girls | Resident | Ages 8–16 | wavus.org
Wavus, located down Damariscotta Lake from its brother camp, Kieve, engages campers in progressively challenging wilderness trips, which are an integral part of its traditional residential camp and serve as a catalyst for character development. Its patient and motivated staff are typically Wavus alumnae who return to share the magic.
WAYNFLETE FLYERS CAMP
Portland | Coed | Day | Ages 3–15 | waynflete.org
For over 40 years, Waynflete Flyers Camp has provided memorable summer adventures for children living in or visiting southern Maine. Deeply committed to the value of play and exploration, Waynflete’s camps will inspire new interests and expand skills in sports, arts, theater, and music that will last well beyond the summer.
WEST END HOUSE BOYS CAMP
Parsonsfield | Boys | Resident | Ages 7–15 | westendhousecamp.org
West End House Camp, selected by the Boston Globe as a “Best Value in New England,” has affordable excellence with sports, waterfront, games and challenges, and the opportunity to make lifelong friends! The camp, a modern and historic overnight camp for boys ages 7–15, has two-, four-, six-, and eight-week sessions. There are 130 campers and 40 counselors, all of whom are former campers.
WEST END GIRLS CAMP
Parsonsfield | Girls | Resident | Ages 7–17 | wehgirlscamp.org
Set apart by its size—only 48 girls per session—and its focus on intentional diversity, inclusion, and excellence, the West End House Girls Camp is home to a modern facility and offers one- and two-week sessions for girls 7–17. Nestled on beautiful Long Pond in western Maine, WEHGC offers traditional camp activities while fostering an empowering environment where girls can grow into strong young women.
WINONA CAMPS FOR BOYS
Bridgton | Boys | Resident | Ages 7–15 | winonacamps.com
A boys’ residential camp for ages 7–15, Winona Camp offers an exceptional trip program and waterfront activities. Campers live in small platform tents in groups of five. Activities include water sports, wilderness hikes, canoe trips, kayaking, riding, sailing, and rock climbing. This camp has a Junior Maine Guide Program option.
Raymond | Girls | Resident | Ages 6–16 | wohelo.com
Wohelo girls’ camp offers over a mile of shorefront on crystal-clear Sebago Lake, with western views of the White Mountains. The founding family has run the camp for more than 110 years, and during that time they have never wavered from their commitment to fostering personal growth among campers through a noncompetitive and friendly atmosphere.
WOLFE’S NECK FARM CAMP
Freeport | Coed | Day | Ages 4–18 | wolfesneckfarm.org
This farm camp connects youth to agriculture and outdoor environments. It has 626 acres with barns, pastures, gardens, and forests to explore. Campers aged 4 to 16 learn about sustainable agriculture and ecology while doing farm chores, digging in gardens, and dissecting vegetables.
WYONEGONIC CAMPS FOR GIRLS
Denmark | Girls | Resident | Ages 8–15 | wyonegonic.com
Wyonegonic, the oldest continuously run camp for girls, was founded in 1902. A noncompetitive atmosphere in a beautiful lakefront setting allows campers to build confidence. Campers choose from a broad base of activities depending on goals and interests. There is particular focus on waterfront activities, outdoor skills, and wilderness trips.
YMCA CAMP OF MAINE
Winthrop | Coed | Resident | Ages 8–16 | maineycamp.org
YMCA Camp of Maine encourages friendships, develops leaders, and builds self-confidence through programming that provides positive role models. The overnight camp experience provides the choice of activities that allow campers to explore new ideas and develop hobbies through sports, sailing, waterskiing, pottery, overnight trips, leadership training, and more.
Mr. Bond’s Science Guys have devoted over 20 years to inspiring kids to love science via their inspirational programs that Make Science Fun, Cool and Easy!
Mr. Bond’s Science Guys Camps
CampVandy, the Rec’s Summer day camp includes active and recreational programming for campers ages 5-12. At CampVandy campers will learn new skills and stay fit.
2700 Children’s Way
Ages: 5 years – 8th grade (Day Camps) 3rd grade – 12th grade (Overnight Camps)
DAY CAMPERS: Age 5 to Completed Grade 5. Younger campers have a better camp experience if they have been involved in a preschool environment before attending camp.
Deer Run Camps & Retreats
Ages: 1st – 11th grade
Your perfect summer day happens at Whippoorwill Farm Day Camp, a 50-acre farm where campers explore creeks, wooded hills, fields, and the diverse wildlife of Whippoorwill Farm.
Whippoorwill Farm Day Camp
7840 Whippoorwill Ln
Camp Rock Zone delivers a fun filled time of learning and recreation through STEM, Music, E-Sports, Indoor Karting, Cooking and games.
Rock Zone School Of Music
11920 Lebanon Road
Experience nature, science and fun at Bowie Nature Park’s Summer Camps!
Bowie Nature Park’s Summer Camps
7211 Bowie Lake Road
Ages: 2nd – 12th grade
NaCoMe is always evolving and improving, and this year is no different. The biggest difference you may notice is that our camp names have changed.
NaCoMe Camp & Retreat
3232 Sulphur Creek Road
Enter Climb Nashville, the south’s destination for indoor climbing. Friendly and experienced staff can teach you how to climb safely and help you share an adventure with your family and friends that they’ll never forget.
Climb Nashville West
3600 Charlotte Ave
Ages:12 and Up
Nashville Baseball Academy provides professional instruction and quality workout opportunities to help baseball and softball players of all abilities achieve their dreams.
Nashville Baseball Academy
491 Allied Drive
Ages: 6 and older
Horseback riding lessons to beginner, intermediate and advanced riders!
Great beginner trail rides Open to the Public year-round!
Creekside Riding Academy & Stables
2359 Lewisburg Pike
Adventure Science Center is Nashville’s amazing, hands-on science and technology museum for guests of all ages.
Adventure Science Center
800 Fort Negley Blvd.
Ages: 7 years old – 12th Grade
Since 1923, the spirit of YMCA Camp Ocoee has been more than just a summer camp experience. The Christian values learned, and the confidence gained by the campers becomes a way of life.
YMCA Camp Ocoee
301 West 6th Street
Camp is a powerful experience that can strengthen the values parents teach each day. Camp Widjiwagan strives to provide a unique, quality adventure that, by its very nature, enhances your camper’s potential in spirit, mind and body.
YMCA CAMP WIDJIWAGAN
3088 SMITH SPRINGS ROAD
Boost Gymnastics is the place in Nashville for fun and fitness camps. Obstacle courses, swimming, Field House play, games, tumbling; we have it all!.
11 Vaughns Gap Rd
Our Summer Camps are jam packed with all things theatrical. There is a camp for every type of performance student! Our Weeklong Camps, range from weeklong plays to musicals to dancing to revue shows!
Act Too Players School of Music and Theatre
230 Franklin Road
Summer Camps | City of Pensacola, Florida Official Website
Location: Bayview Community Resource Center 2001 E. Lloyd St.
Camp hours: Mon-Thurs 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (4:30 for clean up and late pickups), Friday 8:00 am – 1:00 pm (Fish Fry Noon – 1 pm). Fish Fry applies to Beg. and Adv. Fishing Camps.
Act fast! Outdoor Adventure Camps fill quickly! Register for Outdoor Adventure Camps.
Already Registered? Download our Outdoor Parent Guide and child registration packet.
Get information about the camps via email.
BEGINNING FISHING CAMP
Learn to fish, identify species and enjoy the outdoors. Each child will receive a tackle box and fishing pole at the end of camp.
Ages: 7-14 Fees: $140 City Resident / $150 Non-Resident
Activity # Dates
404049-75 June 7-11
ADVANCED FISHING CAMP
If your child already knows how to fish and wants to learn
some places around town to fish this is the camp for them!
Each child will receive a tackle box and fishing pole at the end of camp.
Ages: 8-15 Fees: $265 City Resident / $275 Non-Resident
Activity # Dates
404049-78 June 14-18
404049-79 June 21-25
Your child will learn the fundamentals of Stand-Up paddleboard (SUP) and kayaking, first in a pool then out on the open water. River Trip on Thursday.
Ages: 9-15 Fees: $140 City Resident / $150 Non-Resident
Activity # Dates
404049-80 June 28 – July 2
404049-81 July 5-9
This is one of those camps your child will talk about for years! They will have fun learning about kayaking, fishing, hiking, rock climbing, archery and environmental stewardship.
Ages: 8-15 Fees: $140 City Resident / $150 Non-Resident
Activity # Dates
404049-82 July 12-16
404049-83 July 19-23
404049-84 July 26-30
19 Free and Cheap Online Summer Camps in 2021 | MommyPoppins
Need to fill a week or two of summer camp this summer? Or, not ready to send the kids back to a full-time day camp? Good news: There are a number of FREE online summer camps from top-notch organizations and nonprofits that still have open weeks!
These virtual camps from the likes of 4-H Club and UNICEF are open to kids all over the US, from Boston to Los Angeles, so kids in cities thousands of miles apart have a chance to meet and connect with kids they might otherwise never have known. We love that most won’t cost you a cent and might just help fill a few hours of your kid’s day with some really fun summer activities. Find more virtual summer programs in our Camp Directory, or check out our local Summer Camp Guides for in-person options.
Grades pre-K through 12
At your own pace
The 4-H Club’s online summer camp offers kids a variety of fun learning activities based on the natural world, including animal study, gardening, and the environment, as well as additional resources and gear to help campers continue growing and learning all summer long. The online at-home activity guides provided on the 4-H camp website provide a variety of hands-on projects with free printables and activity guides.
Ages K – Middle School
Weekly modules at your own pace, but starting June 27
The New York Public Library offers families six weeks of virtual summer camp activities that can be done both at home and in your community. Programs emphasize STEAM learning and literacy skills. The library is also hosting its annual writing contest and summer reading challenge, as well as a number of FREE educational downloads.
Weekly but at your own pace
Every week in July, parents who are signed up for the Khan Academy Kids app (available for smartphones, and tablets) will receive an email with a self-paced schedule of suggested activities for reading, learning, playing, and creating. Families can use what works best for each child, with weekly themes including dinosaurs, space, animal adventures, and more.
Ages 8 and up
At your own pace
Older Khan Academy kids (and newbies) can have their own free math-focused summer, with grade-level programs for grades 3-8 and special math programs in geometry, algebra 1 and 2, and pre-calc.
Grades pre-K through 12
Weekly, at your own pace
Wide Open School provides camp-like activities and learning support for kids in grades pre-K through 5 and 6 through 12, including plenty of emotional support options and digital citizenship. It also provides printable worksheets to help with planning and scheduling.
RELATED: 10 National Reading Contests and Challenges for Kids This Summer
Power up with UNICEF Kids. Photo courtesy UNICEF USA.
At your own pace
[email protected] with UNICEF Kid Power features 75+ short videos (sports, crafts, cooking, campfire songs, and more) that inspire kids to “press play” on-screen, then go play “off-screen.” As kids have fun and learn new skills, they’ll also make a global and local impact because the more they play, the more they unlock donations to help other kids.
At your own pace; new programs daily
Microsoft teams up with Smithsonian Museums to add a little natural history and regular history to the STEM stream. Participants in this online summer camp receive a “digital passport” and can collect digital badges when they complete a workshop—so they can document their summer learning journey with accomplishments as they “travel” through each theme.
Ongoing at your own pace
STEM-loving kids will love all there is to explore at this virtual camp run by the National Center for Families Learning. Options include “Mission to Wonder,” “Build Your Own Wonder City,” and more topics—with skills focused on music, math, health, fitness, and lots of other topics.
Hang out with new friends at Camp Bonkers. Photo courtesy Camp Bonkers
July 2021 (more details TBD)
Pack your bags, grab the sunscreen, and report to… YouTube!? Camp Bonkers is an irreverent digital twist on summer camp, offering kids a safe and creative space online in the comfort of their own homes. Focused on Roblox, updates for 2021 are still coming—but you can sign up here to stay in the know.
Ages 4 and up
July 12 – August 6
Crafting store Michaels is hosting weekly activity sessions for kids for four weeks from mid-July to early August. The sessions start at 4pm central and follow a weekly theme, such as yarn or “play with paper.” You can download project instructions too and the store, of course, supplies materials lists. Register ahead of time for FREE.
At your own pace
Molly Simms is cooking up virtual camp activities for kids with the folks at OshKosh B’Gosh, and the result is a curated list of summer fun activities parents can do with younger kids, or older kids can try on their own.
Weekly, at your own pace
No more slouching on the couch! A cool roster of excellent coaches (lots of Olympians, including Johnny Weir) teamed up under the auspices of a partnership between NBC and Chelsea Piers in NYC in 2020, and the result is an arena-full of videos designed to get kids up and breaking a sweat. Soccer, basketball, cardio, gymnastics, and sportsmanship all come in to play. It’s all available on-demand now for some summer sweat sessions.
At your own pace
GoNoodle has a mass of great dance videos curated just for kids. A number of them include downloadable activities, crafts, or lessons to go with the dancing brain break! Check out the “Don’t Read Like a Robot” video. Think of these as camp day interstitials, just a little fun break between coding and saving the world.
At your own pace and various live sessions
In addition to some very reasonably priced virtual summer camp options, the Girl Scouts’ website is packed with activities for all ages that can be molded into a summer camp experience. From creating banana boat snacks (pre-K) to creating an underwater museum (grades 11-12), the Girl Scouts have some fun ideas to share. And you don’t have to be a Girl Scout to join.
Inexpensive Virtual Summer Camps
June 7-August 13 but at your own pace
Camp Kinda sets campers up with 1-2 hours’ worth of activities each day, all connected to a weekly theme. Options range from exploring the weather to jumping into the world’s craziest sports. There’s also a junior camp available for ages 3 to 6. The virtual summer camp launched brand-new content for 2021, so if you participated last year, there’s no fear of repeats. Just $25 per family to access the entire season of activities.
Three-day sessions: Aug. 17-19; Aug. 24-26; Aug. 31-Sept. 2
Sign up for a three-day STEM and space-focused nearly free virtual camp from the venerable Kennedy Space Center. Kids join Space Center educators via Zoom for hands-on activities and learning that varies by session. Topics include launching, moon landing, deep space, Mars, and plenty of science, physics, and chemistry. After registration, campers receive an activity kit in the mail to use during camp. Kits cost just $65 each; $25 for additional kits.
Various summer sessions
Kids can log on to learn Scratch, robotics, and other coding programs with this online summer camp. Programs and pricing vary but one example is a four-day, hourlong Scratch Ninja class that is currently discounted to $84.
Ages 9 and up
Varies, but starts July 5
This performing arts center is offering a number of weeklong musical theater, poetry, and performance-based virtual camps this summer. Prices start at $75, but there is also a FREE summer camp option for serious teen musicians that begins in August (register by July 1).
19. Soccer [email protected]
Weekly, begins June 30
Kids can join a weekly soccer session for the whole summer season with the virtual camp from Super Soccer Stars United. Join teammates virtually and coaches will take kids through the day’s lesson right at home or wherever they may be camped out this summer. Prices start at $155 for preschoolers for the entire summer season and $180 for the big kids.
Find more virtual camp options, many with live instructors, happening in summer 2021.
A version of this article first ran in 2020 but has since been updated. Additional reporting by Marisa Iallonardo.
Kids Summer Camps in Kansas City (UPDATED for 2021)
Everyone looks forward to summer camps – even parents! So we gathered our favorite KC camps for kids across the city.
If you’re looking for kids camps of every kind — you’ve come to the right place. You can find art camp, drama & theater, sports camps, overnight camps, day camps and fun, educational activities.
Check out local summer camps and day camps all over KC to fill your summer schedule! You can find up-to-date information for most camps in KC – we are updating as info becomes available. Or, if you’re looking for summer activities you can switch up day to day, check out our Summer Activities Guide for Kids.
Looking for things you can do this summer together? Explore the Best Things to Do with Kids in KC, play indoors at Open Gyms & Indoor Play Places or have a picnic together at a local park…there’s so many beautiful options!
Day Camps, Outdoor Camps, Overnight Camps, & Everything in Between:
Art | Drama & Theater | STEM, Coding & Educational | Sports | Music | Dance | Cooking | Overnight | General Camps | Other Things to Do
Overnight Summer Camps:
** Get $15 OFF with code IFKC21 at registration.
Squeeze the most out of summer with Youthfront Camps! You have many options on dates, length of camp & age groups, so there is a fit for every family. If you have questions, check out their FAQ for all the answers…
Kids will enjoy splash parks, ropes courses, a fun community, faith-building activities, & TONS of other fun things to do during summer. Choose from day camps & overnight camps throughout the summer, as well as high school ministry programs!
- Day Camps: Grades 1st to 5th
- Kids Overnight Camps: Grades 3rd to 6th
- Middle School Camps: Grades 6th to 9th
- Middle & High School Camps: Grades 6th to 12th
There are overnight camps & summer day camps offered in Kansas City this year. Young kids will explore the different regions of the world each week, expanding their curiosity for the world. Register your kids now for a summer full of fun at Camp Fire! Camps begin June 15th and vary by program.
Camp Lake of the Woods- 7310 Oakwood Drive Kansas City MO 64132
STEM & Coding Summer Camps for Kids:
Girl Power Camp at Code Ninjas
In partnership with the Girl Scouts!
This is the first time they’re offering a girls week camp, so don’t miss out! We’d like to see more girls try out coding & STEM opportunities and these two camps are a perfect opportunity.
“These camps will encourage girls to use their creativity and allow them to participate in new skills promoting problem-solving and critical thinking. Girls will have a blast as they learn to code, gain confidence, and make new friends! No experience necessary.”
Each camp will be available in-person at our Leawood, Lenexa, Olathe, Lee’s Summit centers, as well as virtual. Check out the full list of summer camps on their website- you can even register online!
Code Ninjas Summer Camps
Your child can explore the techy world of coding & gaming at Code Ninjas Leawood Summer Camps. Check out the full list of summer camps on their website- you can even register online!
Cub Creek Science Camp
Learn, explore and experience animal adventures at science summer camps! Science camps have over 100 activities that change daily & unique programs/classes for your child to choose from.
Choices include Adopt an Animal, Animal Adventure, & Jr. Vet! This summer camp is sleep away camp, located in Rolla Mo. Check them out, enroll here or call them at 573-458-2125.
YMCA – Greater KC
Kids can have the Best Summer Ever™ at Y Summer Day Camps!
The focus is on achievement, relationships and belonging. Experiences include field trips, swimming, arts, STEM, outdoor education and so much more. Locations are available throughout the metro. Visit online for local YMCA summer camps in your area.
Starting May 26th – August 14th, YMCA camps run different schedules depending on location.
The YMCA of Greater Kansas City offers TONS of summer programs and camps for your kids including Youth Day Camps & Camp Wood Overnight Camp. Day camps are offered for ages 5-12, or up to age 17 with the Camp Wood summer programs. Check out the details for Youth Day Camps below.
This kids camp has locations all over the metro, so your child care explore STEM wherever you are. Find options for preschoolers to college students and educators. There are 9 options for you to choose from, with accelerated options available too to accommodate more children advanced for their age.
Cooking Camps in KC:
Tastebuds Kitchen Summer Camps
Your kids can learn to cook at these fun cooking summer camps. Summer Camps begin end of May to Mid-August in 4-5 day sessions.
There is a new & unique program each week of these fun summer camps for kids.
Tastebuds Kitchen offers a wide variety of classes including Chef Challenge Camp, Culinary Cocoa Camp,Baking Championship Camp, Cupcake and Cookie Challenge,Baking Techniques, Secret Swaps Camp, Secret Ingredient Camp, Chocolate Lovers Camp, Baking 101, Junior Chef Cook Off Camp, Future Celebrity Chef Camp, Tasty Tales, and Restaurant Week. Check out the FULL list of camps online…you can even register online too!
Your kids will be cooking dinner for you in no time. 🙂
Art Camps for Kids:
Paint, Glaze & Fire: Camp ARTrageous
Children will create ceramic, clay, canvas, and glass fusion projects throughout Camp ARTrageous. The morning session is from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and the afternoon session from 1:30 – 3:30. Sign your child up for individual classes, full days, or full weeks. Sign up EARLY to get early bird pricing!
Camp ARTrageous has 5 camp sessions per summer (4 classes per session).
Summer camps are for children ages 6-12, but exceptions can be made in special circumstances. Class sizes are limited to 16 kids, so sign up early! Give them a call for more info (913) 661-CLAY or sign-up for summer camp sessions online.
Ceramic Cafe has added new camps for kids this year, so be sure to explore all your options available! There is something for every child’s interests…
Camp session begin in June, with unique programs each week. Their program provides instruction in ceramic art techniques including glass fusing, pottery painting, and hand building with clay. This year has new Summer Camp themes like Mythical Magic & Snack Attack. There is also a camp dedicated to glass projects!
Check out the full details on creative summer programs. They even have advanced summer camp classes for kids who are super artistic! 🙂
Drama & Theater Camps:
Kansas City Young Audiences Summer Camp
KCYA offers theater, music, visual arts, dance, and drama camps for ages 2 through 18, with camps running June 1st- August 8th. There are full day, half day, & week-long summer camp options, so you can find something that fits your schedule!
You can find summer schedules/class descriptions are available online, with programs running throughout the summer. Summer camp sessions include: Broadway Bound Camp, Fairytale Mash-up, Music Makers, Improv Adventure & more.
Find more on enrollment here. Scholarships & payment plans are available if needed. KCYA also offers discounts for multi-week summer camp sign-ups!
Summit Theatre Group
This theater program in Lee’s Summit is perfect for any age and camps run all summer long! There are 3 week-long sessions for different age groups:
- 5-9 years old
- 9-14 years old
- 14-18 years old
There are camp options for different age levels to work together creating a production of MANY different shows.
Each weeks is a new production so children can attend every week or just one, whatever works with your schedule. Check out the different theatre programs during their camps!
Theater of the Imagination
** Update: Virtually-led camps will not be offered. However, there are online drama clubs that have new sessions beginning every 2 weeks.
Act! Sing! Dance! Make movies! There are one-week camps & two-week camp options available. Camps are for children in Kindergarten to 8th grade and themes for theater camps include warriors, unicorns, frozen princesses & singing zombies! Located in Overland Park.
CYT will be offering 3 full show camps this summer. You can find their most recent update online to see how they will be updating their policies to fit our current environment. Because of the nature of things, space is extremely limited and spots are going fast. Sign-up ASAP if you would like to participate.
Soccer Summer Camp with Soccer Shots
Soccer Shots Camps provide children with an opportunity to develop their soccer skills, their character, and their creativity. Centered around a theme (Carry the Torch), children are provided with fun activities that include soccer games as well as a variety of other ages appropriate options such as crafts, team building exercises, snack time, or even literature. Children will be encouraged to participate in daily themes, each camp will include a celebration of the children’s hard work.”
EVERY CAMPER RECEIVES: Soccer Shots T-Shirt | Special End-of-Camp Prize | Summer Camp Certificate | Player Evaluation
- June 14-18: Prairie Village @ Meadowbrook Park
- June 21-25: Shawnee @ Shawnee-Mission Park
- June 28- July 2: Leawood @ Roe Park
- July 5-9 Leawood: @Ironwoods Park
- July 12-16 Overland Park: @ Stoll Park
- July19-23: Olathe @ Heritage Soccer Park
Sunset Trails Summer Riding Camp
Sunset Trails camp fun includes horseback riding, care for animals, outdoor activities, barn games, gardening, fun crafts, and more! Available for kids ages 6 and up!
Campers will participate in a “Fun Show” at the end of camp, where riders decorate horses and showcase their skills they learned. This camp will also help to prepare students for weekly riding lessons also offered at Sunset Trails Stables should their interest extend beyond the camp session. Call (816) 554-7699 for more details or register online now.
Bonus: Save $10 With Our Exclusive Coupon!
Riding Camp Sessions are multiple days with 13 weeks to choose from. Some are 4 days, while some are 5, but you can explore all options online.
i9 Sports of Johnson County
Save $10 with code iFamilyKCRocks!
i9 Sports announced the first i9 Sports summer camps in the Northland. There are multi-sport summer camps and the basketball summer camp. Both camps are located at Shoal Creek Elementary School, 9000 NE Flintlock Rd., Kansas City. You can also find summer sports camps in Independence, Northland and Liberty, MO.
Register for one or both today!
Wakeboarding Summer Camp at KC Water Sports
Your children can learn to wakeboard or practice their wakeboarding skills at KC Water Sports summer camps! No matter your child’s skill level, their facilities and staff makes sure that every camper, can come out and learn something new.
Day camps run Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 3 pm. You can purchase different amounts of day camps, which can be used consecutively OR spread out over different weeks so your children can enjoy water sports all summer long.
Campers must be at least 7 years old. See below for camp options & pricing.
- 1 Day Camp for $35
- 5 Day Camps for $299
Learning 2 Fly – Chakra Circus of Health Camp
Learning 2 Fly is the place to be for curious minds and energetic bodies. Their Chakra Circus of Health summer camps are a fun way to enjoy aerial fitness and while learning about health and wellness!
Camps begin at the end of May. There are parent/kids camps offered too so you can have TONS of fun with your kiddos! Call (913) 262-2600 for more details or check out their youth programs online.
Blue Valley Recreation Sports Camps
** Update: Many June camps cancelled, but others are still happening. Check online for each camp’s specific details.
There are a variety of sports camps available, from basketball, soccer, volleyball, fencing, softball, baseball & many other options.
Martial Arts Summer Camp
Your children will love summer camps at Martial Arts Institute! In addition to martial arts, kids go on daily field trips including swimming 2x per week. Kids will get to do tons of fun activities while on Summer Break.
Camps run weekly from 7:30 am to 6 pm, so you don’t have to rush after work!
Comets Soccer Camp
This is a two-day soccer camp happening on June 4th & 5th. It will take place at the KC Soccer Dome with Comets coaches and players.
Kansas City Ballet Summer Camp
Give your child the gift of dance this summer as they learn that movement can be FUN! Performers will enjoy classes, workshops, and ballet camps at Kansas City Ballet this summer for ages 2-18.
Calling all princesses and hip hop lovers, Crescendo Conservatory is getting ready for their Summer Camps starting June 1st. Choose from “The Twelve Dancing Princesses Camp”, “Ice Princess Camp”, or “Hip Hop Safari Camp.
Lori’s School Of Music Summer Camp Sessions
** Update: Private sessions and programs are open. Contact for more details.
Give your child a taste of Music with Lori’s School of Music. Group summer classes are only $12.50 per week and a great way to introduce your kids to music. Call for more details (816) 478-4838.
Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Kansas City Community College and the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra present Jazz Camp, a summer program for people ages 13 and up. The KC Jazz Summer Camp blends an academic perspective with hands-on activities like improvisation for your child to explore. Camp fees include lunch and a t-shirt.
General Summer Camps:
Sky Zone Summer Camp
Drop the kids off for spring & summer fun at Sky Camp! Ninja Warrior, Rock Climb, Trampolines & More! Lunch & Snacks included. Full & Half Day Options Available.
Visit our website for more details or check out the summer camp themes online.
Camp Urbie at Urban Air
Urban Air has tons of fun attractions! Their activities are perfect for all ages – kids AND adults – so head to Urban Air for a fun summer experience. You can even defy gravity at Urban Air!
MCPL Summer Programs
Check out Mid-Continent Public Library locations across the metro for TONS of summer programs for kids of all ages and interests.
There are summer reading programs, art activities, classes & other fun things to do. (most for free!) Programs run from May through July 2020. You can fill your summer with things to do at the library. 😊
Jacomo Summer Camp
Your kids can spend their summer, swimming, fishing, hiking, canoeing and more! There are 10 weeks of summer camp programs, each with a unique theme.
Jacomo Summer Camp welcomes kids 6-13 and is located at the Kemper Outdoor Education Center in Jackson County, Missouri. Register online now, or learn more about their camps on the Jacomo website.
Johnson County Parks & Rec Summer Camps
Your kids will learn while having fun at the variety of summer camps offered at Ernie Miller Nature Center. There are full and half-day options available for kids ages 4-15. Check out the complete list of camps including, Photography Camp, Outdoor Adventure Camp, Biking Camp, and Climbing & Repelling Camp.
Other Things to Do this Summer:
Need Last Minute Childcare? Drop-In Day Care at KidsPark!
** Update: OPEN for you to bring your children if you are in need of childcare.
KidsPark will host summer camps all summer long, but it is hourly care, so you can drop in & out. There are weekly themes for your children to explore different activities & you can pick the days! They are perfect for last-minute needs, or affordable options for busy families around OP & Olathe.
There will be Summer programs running each month, where you can drop off your children for a few hours last-minute, or have all day programming while you’re at work!
Flexibility and fun are Kids Park’s main priorities, so head in whenever you need…
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Kemper Museum Summer Activities
** Update: Closed and activities cancelled until further notice.
There are monthly summer programs for kids to explore Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. These summer activities are all free! If you are an educator, you can also schedule a free tour for your class/group to tour the museum.
Fine Art Fridays are for kids ages 6-12 years old. These summer activities are the 2nd Friday of each month from 1 to 2:30 pm.
Tots on Tuesday is the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 10:30 to 11:30 am. Children 3 to 5 years old can participate in these activities.
Scavenger Saturdays are for children of all ages! This event is the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10 am to 3 pm.
Gallery Tours are for all ages, children & adults. You can take these tours every Saturday from 1 to 2 pm. This is a great way to explore art with your children…for free!
Other Summer Camps & Programs
School of Rock Summer Camp
Stageworx Summer Camps
The Nelson- Atkins Museum of Art Summer Classes & Camps
OakHill Summer Camps
Brookridge Day School Camps
Belger Arts Summer Art Camp
Vineyard Youth Camp
Diamond Academy Summer Camp
Dave’s Gymnastic Factory Summer Camp
Inspire Basketball Camps (NIKE Summer Camp)
Coach Rocky Lamar’s Fundamentally Driven Basketball Camp
Top Golf Summer Camp
Horizon Academy Summer School
Boy Scout Camps
IBEX Rock Climbing Camp
Lenexa Summer Camps
Girls on Fire Camp- Blue Springs PD
Blue Spring Summer Day Camp
Raymore Summer Quest Camp
IdTech Summer Camps
Mesner Puppet Theater Summer Camps
Mahaffie Stagecoach Summer Camp
Mattie Rhodes Art Camps
Heart of America Shakespeare Camp
Challenger Soccer Summer Camp
Champions Gymnastics Academy
Potter’s Haven Summer Clay Classes
Dr. Deb’s Center for Child & Family Development
Emerald City Gym
Summer Activities for Kids at Ironwoods Park
Kansas City Zoo Camps
Kids On Campus KCKCC
Gage Center Summer Camps
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Summer Camp Programs – Youth Sports And Adventure Activities
Adventure Camp will provide a fun, challenging, and diverse selection of adventure and outdoor activities. We will spend a few days mastering our climbing skills and learning all of the safety aspects of climbing in our indoor climbing gym. Then, experienced instructors will take campers to a local crag where they will get a feel for climbing on real rock, allowing for a genuine (and safe) climbing experience! We will also spend a day hiking and exploring the great outdoors! Bring out your wild side at adventure camp. The first three days of camp are half days and will be spent at Spooky Nook from 9am – 12pm. Thursday and Friday will be full day field trip days from 9am – 4pm. Space is limited. Sign up today!
Ultimate Adventure Camp is a step up from our normal Adventure Camp. This five day adrenaline filled camp will provide campers with the ultimate adventure experience. Our trained instructors will encourage campers to push themselves to new limits through outdoor and adventure pursuits. The first two days of the week will be spent in the Nook’s climbing gym developing and practicing basic climbing skills. The remaining three days of camp will be spent outside on various field trips in the area. Campers will test their skills climbing outside, kayaking on the Susquehanna River, and hiking on some of our local trail systems in Lancaster County! Snacks and Lunches provided daily. Join us for an action packed experience you will never forget! Space is limited. Sign up today!
Teen Extreme Day Camp is a week long camp, where participants will spend each day outside on a different outdoor pursuit such as rock climbing, hiking, kayaking, swimming, mountain biking and more! Each morning we will meet at The Nook then set out on a local outdoor activity. Join us for a week of fun and Adventure!
West Virginia Base Camp Expedition (Overnight)is your chance to discover the wonders of West Virginia on this perfect introduction to the great outdoors! On this week long action packed adventure, campers will set up base camp in the heart of the New River Gorge, where they will sleep under the stars and experience a wide variety of adventures in one of finest settings in the southeast. Each day we will explore a different outdoor adventure. Working together as group we will push ourselves to reach new limits through various activities like white water rafting, hiking, rock climbing and more! Come with an open mind and leave with amazing experiences.
Summer camps for children started working in the center
On May 29, on the basis of educational institutions of the Central District of St. Petersburg, summer health-improving city camps for schoolchildren were opened.
School №122, №308 and №174 of the Central District hospitably opened their doors for pupils of grades 1-5 who stayed to spend their holidays within the city. In total, 350 children are scheduled to rest in city day camps, of which every fifth child, within the framework of social support, received a voucher free of charge.
The holiday dedicated to the opening of the first shift in the Sunflower camp on the basis of school # 174 was attended by Elena Kuzina, deputy head of the Central District Administration, and Maria Shcherbakova, deputy of the Legislative Assembly. “Dear guys, I congratulate you on the beginning of summer holidays and wish you to have fun and usefully spend time in the camp, find new friends, relax and gain strength before the new school year” – Elena Olegovna addressed the children.
The opening ceremony of the camp continued with cheerful exercises, a joint performance of a song about a friend and wonderful concert numbers.The pupils of the Center for extracurricular activities of the Central District flashed their talents in front of the children. Everyone was especially impressed by the performance of the young gymnasts, who playfully twisted colorful hula hoops while performing complex acrobatic exercises.
After the concert, the enthusiastic children dispersed to their detachments to continue their studies in the circles, and the deputy head of the district, Elena Kuzina, examined the recently renovated bedrooms for daytime rest and the school’s catering unit. Elena Olegovna paid special attention to the regimen and daily diet of children, which without fail includes meat products, cereals, fish, pastries, as well as a lot of vegetables and fruits.
A varied sports, cultural and leisure program has been prepared for schoolchildren. The children will take part in competitions of the regional and city Spartakiad of summer city camps in St. Petersburg, in sports and recreation games. Holidays, quizzes, excursions, contests on various topics – this is not a complete list of “activities” that will make your stay in the camp bright, fun and memorable.
Note that the camp on the basis of school No. 174 will work only the first shift, as well as the camp on the basis of school No. 122, and the camp on the basis of school No. 308 will accept schoolchildren in two shifts: from May 29 to June 27 and from June 30 to July 28th.The duration of each shift is 21 days. In turn, the camp on the basis of school No. 300 is waiting for the kids only on the second shift.
Among other things, the summer camps will host events timed to coincide with the International Children’s Day – an interactive entertainment program “Happiness, sun, friendship – that’s what children need!” Pushkin – a literary game based on the poet’s creativity “A green oak near the sea,” a quiz “Through the pages of the works of A.S. Pushkin ”, laying flowers at the monument to the writer on the Arts Square.Activities dedicated to such holidays as Day of Russia, Day of Memory and Mourning, Day of Youth, Day of the Navy are also mandatory in the program. The children will visit city museums and libraries.
“Safety Days” will be held in all camps. Excursions to fire stations No. 7, 17 have been organized. A competition and game program according to the rules of the road “Merry Crossroads” will be held.
For children, there are hobby groups organized by the teachers of the Fontanka-32 and Preobrazhensky DDT, the Center for Out-of-School Work of the Central District.In addition, the specialists of the PPMS Center “Development” will regularly conduct training sessions on the formation of tolerant behavior, a healthy lifestyle, and the prevention of antisocial behavior.
90,000 Summer camps for children from Yekaterinburg in 2020
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Not every parent will decide to send a small child to the camp in the summer, but those who have already traveled with Kompunet do not hesitate to choose our summer camps for their children, even if the child is still small, and he is only seven or eight years old.Our programs are designed taking into account the age characteristics of young participants and provide everything you need for quality rest of the child and the peace of mind of his parents.
Camps for children for the summer 2020: what we offer
Among the proposed summer camps for young people there are tent camps and camps at recreation centers, mainly kids rest in the Sverdlovsk region, closer to Yekaterinburg.
If you choose according to your interests, then young participants aged 6-10 years in the summer of 2020 can try themselves in the role:
- Captains and forest dwellers
- Inventors and Dreamers
- Engineers and Inventors
- Storytellers and Artists
- Wizards and fairies
In any case, taking into account the age characteristics of children 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 years old (conditionally young age), all summer programs are designed to create the most comfortable conditions for children to gain new experience, master new skills, and learn about the environment world, as well as the ability to create, invent, fantasize without restrictions.And, of course, there is a lot of physical activity in the fresh summer air outside the city.
How to choose a camp for a child 6-10 years old from Yekaterinburg?
If you are in doubt which children’s camp for a child of 6-10 years old to choose for the summer holidays – call our office and we will be happy to select the most optimal option for you, as well as answer all your questions so that the child’s rest is useful for him and calm for you.
90,000 What scenes can be staged for children in a summer camp
In 2021, in a summer camp, children often arrange impromptu concerts, at which they perform various performances of amateur performances – they read poetry, sing songs.Particularly popular with viewers are short sketches staged by children in the camp. They can be staged based on some well-known fairy tale, for example, the fairy tale “Kolobok”.
Short funny scenes for the summer camp
In this miniature for the summer camp, the host, a boy, a bear, a wolf and ticks are participating.
– One boy lived in one summer camp. And then one day he decided to escape from there. A boy is walking through the forest, and a bear is meeting him.
– Boy, boy, I’ll eat you!
– And the boy answers him …
The boy (slapping the bear on the shoulder):
– Oh, bear! I left the counselor, I left the teacher, I left the head of the camp….And from you, clubfoot, and even more so I’ll leave!
The surprised bear opens his mouth and sees the boy with his eyes, who calmly walks away from him.
The dialogue with the wolf, which the fugitive meets, takes place in a similar way. But then, in this funny scene for children, evil ticks attack him.
– A boy entered a dense thicket, and met there … a gang of ticks.
They surround him on all sides and take him prisoner.
– What are you, brothers! I left the counselor …
But the pincers slap him on the shoulder and say:
– Eh, boy! Yes, we don’t give a damn about who you left! We ourselves are hiding from the sanitary and epidemiological supervision.
This miniature ends with the words of the presenter:
– This is the end of the fairy tale, but who listened, well done!
A short scene in the summer camp can be performed by putting the fairy tale “Turnip” in a new way. It will be funny if the roles of small characters are played by large-build guys and vice versa. For each of the heroes, you can make masks by printing the images on a color printer and sticking them on cardboard.
Children remember from childhood the text of this fairy tale, which is the best fit for this cool miniature in the camp.The host reads it:
– Grandfather planted a turnip. She grew up big, very big.
The grandfather went to pull the turnip. He pulls, pulls, but cannot pull.
Grandfather called grandmother. Grandma for the grandfather, grandfather for the turnip. They pull, pull, but they cannot pull.
Grandma called her granddaughter. The granddaughter for the grandmother, the grandmother for the grandfather, the grandfather for the turnip. They pull, pull, but they cannot pull.
Granddaughter called Bug. A bug for a granddaughter, a granddaughter for a grandmother, a grandmother for a grandfather, a grandfather for a turnip. They pull, pull, but they cannot pull.
Bug called the cat.A cat for a bug, a bug for a granddaughter, a granddaughter for a grandmother, a grandmother for a grandfather, a grandfather for a turnip. They pull, pull, but they cannot pull.
The cat called the mouse. A mouse for a cat, a cat for a bug, a bug for a granddaughter, a granddaughter for a grandmother, a grandmother for a grandfather, a grandfather for a turnip.
Pull-pull – and pulled out the turnip.
In this short, funny scene, each of the characters will say a short phrase. When the narrator mentions the turnip, the actress performing this role will say: “This is what I am!”
Similarly, in this one, the rest of the characters in the miniature will say the lines.Grandfather – “Well, Christmas trees!”, Grandmother – “Oh, where are my seventeen years old?”, Granddaughter – “I’m not guilty!” mouse – “What kind of zoo is this?”
Another version of the actors’ remarks – the grandfather will say: “Oh, if it weren’t for the Internet, your grandfather would be a sprinter!” Grandma can be given the words: “Botox, fitness and lipstick – what else does a grandmother need?” The granddaughter will constantly repeat: “Thicker turnips – we can earn more money!” etc.
The plot of a famous fairy tale in this fun scene for a summer camp can be changed or supplemented at your discretion.For example, a scene may include the following plot twists:
– The mouse was running past …
The cat caught the mouse
And threateningly demanded,
That she came to the rescue.
The mouse has nowhere to go,
She cannot refuse,
But the granddaughter and grandmother escaped,
After all, they are afraid of mice.
Funny sketches for children about summer camp
Children can also act out sketches about life in a summer camp. For example, a scene about Petya and a goldfish.
Petya Perepelkin is sitting in front of the aquarium in a living corner.He lowered his fishing rod into him and begs for a goldfish:
– Fish-fish, make me the strongest in the camp, so that I can knock Vanka Shapkin down with one blow! And also make me the most beautiful so that Tanya Rastyapkina will fall in love with me without memory! And I also want to become the smartest one in order to defeat everyone in the “What, where, when” game!
Then a counselor appears in this miniature about a summer children’s camp. He sees what Petya is doing and says:
– Petya, get away from the fish! She is not magical, but ordinary!
Petya leaves, but then he returns and everything repeats again: the counselor comes and asks the boy to leave.
Finally, the fish can’t stand it and also gives a voice:
– That’s it, I’ve been telling this Petya about this for two hours, but he doesn’t understand anything! They read Pushkin, there is no peace from them …
In the next funny scene about the summer camp, the counselor and the guys take part. The counselor enters the ward before lights out. The children turned to their phones. Someone listens to music, someone sends SMS.
– Everyone handed over their phones to me!
He picks up the phones and puts them in a bag.In the morning, the counselor, who holds his head, complains:
– Fiends! … Everyone, before handing over their cell phone, started an alarm clock on it! For 2 nights, 3, 4, 5 … and so on until the morning!
In another children’s scene about a camp, a granddaughter and her grandfather talk during a parent’s day.
A little girl in a pink dress plaintively asks:
– Grandfather, take me out of here.
Grandfather (in a T-shirt, shorts and with numerous tattoos) answers her:
– Granddaughter, the camp is a camp. The term must be served in full.
In another funny miniature, a crowd of hungry children runs into the dining room. They see the inscription on the dining room door: “Lunch will be served at the right gate of the camp.” The guys run to the right gate, where they also see the inscription: “Lunch will be served at the left gate of the camp.” A crowd of children runs there …
At this time, the counselor announces over the loudspeaker:
-Attention to all units! For running around the camp, lunch is canceled!
Short funny scenes for children in the camp can also be staged based on the fables of I.A. Krylova “Monkey and Glasses”, “Squirrel”, “Crow and Fox”, “Tit”, “Dragonfly and Ant”, “Quartet”, “Swan, Cancer and Pike”.
And you can play funny miniatures on a school theme in the summer camp. Choose the appropriate props and musical accompaniment, rehearse the performances according to the roles – and such a performance will certainly appeal to the audience.
CHILDREN’S CAMP | Forest Fairy Tale
Children’s camp is an amazing country of childhood, freedom, carelessness, in which every child will have an exciting creative program of activities, comfortable living conditions.
The Lesnaya Skazka children’s health camp on the picturesque territory of the Botanical Garden has been opening its doors to its little guests for more than 40 years.
Our camp will give your child an unforgettable fairy tale, new loyal friends, a sea of impressions that he will remember with pleasure all year round.
Our children will be able not only to relax, improve their health, but also spend time with benefit, gain new knowledge.
Every year we carefully think over an exciting and developing program of events.Absolutely any child can find something to their liking.
Our Wellness Camp offers:
- Creative master classes;
- Theater studios, in which a child can comprehend the basics of acting and learn to feel confident and free in front of a large audience;
- Unusual quests;
- Circles, in which children will get acquainted with unique techniques of working with paper and glass, learn how to sew and design clothes;
- Sports circles and sections are ideal for an active child
- and other developmental activities.
We care about maintaining the health of our little guests: tasty balanced meals, exercise in the morning, good sleep and the right daily routine will help your child start the new school year with success.
Incendiary discos, competitions between the detachments and an active social life are also waiting for the children.
The territory of the children’s camp is equipped with everything necessary – modern, clean and comfortable buildings (including for children with disabilities), stadiums, grounds for sports, entertainment, game events.
Why choose the camp “Forest Fairy Tale”
Camp “Forest Fairy Tale” is not the only children’s camp in Izhevsk, but during its existence hundreds of children have become its loyal fans. This devotion can be easily explained – the guys here are fun, interesting and comfortable.
Each of the summer, autumn, winter and spring shifts is focused on a certain direction, so children can choose an exciting activity for themselves during their rest.
Look only at the list of creative master classes that are offered in the camp for children – any theater university will envy them! In just one shift, your child will be able to comprehend the basics of theatrical skills and learn to behave in a relaxed manner in front of an audience, which will help him not only in creativity, but also in life.
For those who like to craft with their hands, we organize circles in which children will get acquainted with the unique techniques of working with paper and glass, learn how to sew and design clothes.
Our health camp will be interesting for athletes as well. Modern volleyball and basketball courts with a rubberized surface, 2 stadiums with soccer fields, sports equipment. Everything so that the sports training camps will go to the “Hurray!”
These are only the main directions of the recreation program offered by the children’s camp.In addition to them, the children are waiting for incendiary discos, competitions between the detachments and an active social life.
Parents need not worry about the comfort of their children, as they are all housed in modern buildings with all the necessary amenities. We also care about the health of our little guests, so we closely monitor their regime and nutrition. Exercise, adequate sleep and a delicious, balanced menu will give your child the strength for the school year.
“Forest Fairy Tale” – a camp that is known almost all of Izhevsk, because our very first vacationers brought their children to us, and now they send their grandchildren here too.And each shift ends with the guys promising each other to come back here next year and keeping their promises!
We are waiting for you to visit!
Children’s camp “Forest Fairy Tale” in Izhevsk: you can book a trip, find out more detailed information and ask questions of interest by phone: 8 (3412) 688-288.
90,000 Vouchers to summer camps for children
All parents strive to ensure that their children have a fun and educational summer vacation.The best option for an exciting and useful holiday is summer camps for children.
Travel company VITA Travel offers a wide range of childcare facilities for summer holidays. Together with your son or daughter, you can choose a camp in Russia in accordance with the interests and preferences of your children.
Among our offers:
- health camps , located in ecologically clean areas, the main task of which is to improve the health of your child and strengthen his immunity;
- sports – for the most active and tireless children;
- creative – develop creativity, help to learn the secrets of the world around, bring up purposefulness, activity, desire for self-expression;
- linguistic – contribute to the rapid and effective learning of a foreign language in the circle of peers;
- summer camps by the sea – organize beach holidays, water sports and entertainment.
Whichever summer camp your child prefers, exciting adventures, vivid and unforgettable impressions, a lot of entertainment, making new friends, communication with interesting people await him.
Camp by the sea for children: beach rest and recreation
Which camp should you choose to provide your child with a fun holiday while improving his health? The answer is obvious: the seaside camp for children does an excellent job with these tasks.
Our travel company cares about the leisure, health and safety of your children and offers the best camps located on the seaside.We have a large selection of summer institutions for children, where your child can spend a bright summer.
Rest in a children’s summer camp is not only an opportunity to swim in the sea and get a beautiful chocolate tan. This is also a unique opportunity to improve health, thanks to the maritime climate, to get a charge of optimism and self-confidence, to take part in rich entertainment and educational programs.
All camps that we offer fully meet sanitary standards and safety requirements for organizing children’s leisure.They are located in a picturesque area, next to the sea coast, in ecologically clean areas. In order for the rest to be informative, there are circles for the children, contests, competitions, quests, master classes, concerts, hikes, excursions are held.
Experienced teachers work with children who know how to make leisure time fun, are able to interest the child, help him make new friends and expand his circle of hobbies.
Buy a ticket to the children’s health camp
Staying in the fresh air in a favorable climate, the implementation of health programs aimed at the treatment and prevention of diseases will be very beneficial for the health and well-being of your child.Here you can buy a ticket to a health camp at an affordable price.
Official website of the Administration of the city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
The summer health campaign is in full swing in the regional center. Young residents of the city have the opportunity to spend their holidays in day camps at schools, cultural institutions, sports, and additional education. Private educational organizations offer interesting summer programs. Also, the rest of boys and girls is organized in suburban children’s health camps.In total, during the first shift, the summer campaign covered almost 4 thousand children.
Since June 1, day camps have been operating in almost every educational institution in the city. The schools prepare a rich and varied program for children. Children participate in thematic events, master classes, excursions, trips to museums, a city park, and a zoo are planned. In addition, in June at the schools of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, 21 specialized camps (intellectual, creative, sports), 13 labor and recreation camps worked.
More than 180 high school students took advantage of the opportunity not only to relax, but also to spend time with benefit in the first shift. So, for a number of years, labor activity has been in demand among students of school №23. Irina Badretdinova, the head of the camp at school No. 23, said that the children employed in labor brigades are involved in landscaping the school grounds, cleaning the premises, teenagers help teachers in the library and classrooms.In addition, some high school students have the opportunity to master the skills of carpentry – young men, under the guidance of a mentor, carry out repair work in the locker room.
– This is not the first time many have joined labor brigades. For many, this is an opportunity to earn personal funds. And, of course, the guys just like to spend time with benefit, communicating with their peers, – said Irina Badretdinova.
A real scientific children’s camp in the summer is deployed on the basis of the Quantorium children’s technopark at the gymnasium №3.Children visiting the institution on vacation master a number of interesting areas – they learn to create Internet sites, are engaged in 3D modeling, robotics, virtual and augmented reality, learn the basics of agricultural technologies, etc.
A lot of work is also being done on the basis of private organizations in the city. The branch of the KiberOne school in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk focuses on modern areas of education. On the basis of the institution in the summer, a day room is organized.
“Children learn to work with computer programs, master Photoshop, create computer games,” said Emma Medvedeva, an employee of the KiberOne school.- Of course, children spend a significant part of their time outdoors, for example, they compete in controlling drones, participate in quests, and games.
Note that also in June, the Yuzhno-Sakhalin children rested in the Sakhalin Artek tent camp and in camps located in the Republic of Crimea (ArtKvest camps, Cypress).
The Summer Wellness Campaign will continue in July. This week the work of the children’s camp started in the city park of culture and recreation named afterYu.A. Gagarin. The summer playground has been operating at the institution since last year and has won many positive responses from adults and children.
– Last year we worked two shifts, the children really liked it. We make the most of the park’s opportunities, master classes, games are held here, children have fun on rides, everything is done to make the rest of young townspeople exciting and memorable, ” said the director of the park, Viktor Kalyuzhny.
Let us add that 120 children will have a rest in the camp at the city park this summer.