2012-05-11 / Community

Kid's Camp Directory

Adventure at Waynflete Summer Programs

360 Spring Street, Portland, Maine http://www.waynflete.org/summertime

From our conveniently located campus in Portland, kids ages 3 to 15 embark on a range of summer adventures.

Preschoolers discover World Explorers, Kinder Nature, or Spanish while young artists explore Summertime Arts, Weaving, and Digital Media. Performers join in theater, gymnastics, and dance camp. Budding naturalists team up in Eco Explorers, The Sea & Me, and Leadership Adventure, and athletes hone their skills in basketball, lacrosse, tennis, cross country, soccer, martial arts, or field games.

For additional information, contact Rachael Thrash, Director of Summer Programs, at (207) 774-5721 x379, or rthrash@waynflete.org.

Pine Tree Camp

Pine Tree Camp, a program of Pine Tree Society, offers Maine children and adults with disabilities an extraordinary summer camp experience. The 285-acre facility is fully adapted to meet the special needs of campers. The barrierfree setting and commitment of staff allow campers to fully participate in activities that are not normally available to them like hiking on accessible nature trails, swimming, boating, playing adaptive tennis, fishing, sleeping in a tent and spending time in Maine’s only accessible treehouse.

Overnight session spaces are available for children ages 8 to 18. Day camp spaces are available for children ages 5 to 12.

To learn more, please visit www.pinetreesociety.org.

Rippleeffect

Experience the Rippleffect adventure on Cow Island in Casco Bay! Rippleffect is a leading venue for outdoor adventure and experiential education in the Greater Portland area. Our programs help youth build confidence, learn new skills and make new friends while having fun in the outdoors. Join us for a day or overnight camp, a wilderness expedition, or one of our transformative leadership programs. Our youth programs are open to students from ages 8 to 18. Visit our website or call the office to find out more about youth programs or Rippleffect family programs. www.rippleffect.net or (207) 791-7870

Farm Camp

Farm Camp is looking forward to our 7th summer of hands-in-the-dirt fun! Farm Camp is a farm and ecology day camp for kids, ages 4 through 12, at Turkey Hill Farm in Cape Elizabeth and the Morris Farm in Wiscasset. These two organic farms are engaged in local, sustainable agriculture. Kids learn through fun, hands-on activities digging in the garden, doing farm chores, caring for farm animals, exploring forest and pond habitats and lots of creative outdoor play. We grow the ingredients for cooking projects in the Children’s Garden, collect eggs from the hens, and pick wild and cultivated berries. We catch frogs and aquatic insects in the pond, build fairy houses and forts in the woods and create art projects using the gifts of nature.

New this summer is Farm Trek! a week of adventure for 9-12 year olds. This program begins at Turkey Hill Farm in Cape Elizabeth and embarks on field trips, including an over-night camp-out at the Morris Farm in Wiscasset.

Farm Camp is open throughout the summer and has part time or full time options with after care available until 5:00. Email Holly and Kevin at info@farmcampkids.com or call (207) 615-5794. Farm Camp’s website is www.farmcampkids.com.

Surf Camp

Surf Camp is a great experience as well as a lot of fun. While kids learn a lifelong activity they develop a feeling of mastery over something that gives them selfconfi dence. On an average day kids smile all day, immerse themselves in nature, use their bodies, develop confidence, coordination and balance and make new friends. Riding waves provides an unmatched sense of exhilarating pure, natural energy. Best of all though, learning to surf gives a kid something to do that they will love for the rest of their lives. They will, I promise, thank you for opportunity to learn to surf. And - on the worst day at Surf Camp - it’s still a day at the beach. Call David @ 207-423-1986

Maine Pines Tennis Camps

Maine Pines Tennis Camps are affordable tennis day camps located on the beautiful campus of Bowdoin College in for boys and girls are welcome for fun and learning the sport of a lifetime. Instructors are USPTA certified and are assisted by college players. Maine Pines Racquet & Fitness Club, located 1/4 mile away, is used for rain back up so kids are guaranteed tennis rain or shine, and the Bowdoin pool is used by the camp as well for mid day cool downs. The success of the program is evidenced by the high number of returning campers every summer. The program truly emphasizes fun and learning.

Studio Art

Ruth Gorton’s Summer Art Camps encourage each child to learn, see and create. We’ll be following the celebrated artists from history through modern art. Each day we’ll look at different artists and let our own masterpieces begin! With fun creating works inspired by Monet, Cezanne and Picasso, Henri Matisse cut-out collages, sculpting like Michelangelo and the modern paintings of Andy Warhol.

Children are encouraged to bring a mid-morning snack. For more info: call 767-2344 or e-mail ruthgorton@myfairpoint.net

Southern Maine Community College

SOUTH PORTLAND — Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) will be holding a variety of sports camps this summer on its ocean-side campus in South Portland. SMCC Summer Sports Camp is in its ninth year of offering quality sports camps for boys and girls entering grades 4-9. With outstanding facilities and 8-to-1 staff-to-camper ratio, all of the camps, including basketball and soccer, focus

on skill development to give the camper an excellent foundation of the sport. Lunch is included in the fee of $195 SMCC SUMMER SPORTS CAMP Grades: 4-9 Cost: $195 Time: 8:30 am-3:30 pm SMCC Co-Ed Soccer Camp, July 9-13; Seacoast Hoops Basketball Camp-Girls, July 16-20; Seacoast Hoops Basketball Camp-Boys, July 23-27 For more information:

Contact Matt Richards Phone: 741-5927 E-mail: mrichards@smccme.edu 2 Fort Road, South Portland, ME 04106 www.smccme.edu/athletics Southern Maine Community College empowers students to respond to a changing world and enhances economic and cultural development in Southern Maine by providing a variety of educational opportunities and partnerships.

Animal Welfare Society’s Summer Youth Workshops

WEST KENNEBUNK, Maine – May 4, 2012 – The Animal Welfare Society (AWS) announces its summer youth workshop series.

The four-day workshops, held at the shelter, are scheduled for July 9 – 12, July 16 – 19 and July 23 – 26 for children ages seven to nine; and July 30 – August 2, August 6 – 9 and August 13 – 16 for ages ten to 13. Registration is limited to 12 children per week and is on a first come, first served basis. There is a fee of $240 per child.

The hands-on workshop allows the opportunity to feed, groom, socialize and exercise resident animals. Crafts, educational videos and field activities round out the week. At the end of each week, each child receives a photo with his favorite shelter animal, an AWS t-shirt, water bottle and a certificate of completion.

This year’s field activities include an interactive visit with Blixx Horses for a lesson in horse care from Gabriela Rodriguez and her two horses, Lexxie and Fritz; a bus trip to Gray Animal Farm to learn about wild animals and respecting their environment; and a trip to the Animal Welfare Society’s in-house spay and neuter clinic to observe surgery and learn the importance of spay and neuter.

Parents can register children by calling the shelter at 207-985- 3244 or visiting www.animalwelfaresociety.org and downloading a registration form.

About The Animal Welfare Society The Animal Welfare Society, a non-profit organization, exists to provide humane shelter and care to companion animals temporarily in need of housing, to assist in disaster response and to further the cause of responsible animal adoption and ownership through education and public awareness. The society actively promotes kindness, the elimination of cruelty and neglect to all animals, and the lifelong commitment of people to their pets. The shelter cares for more than 3,600 animals annually. For more information, please visit www.animalwelfaresociety.org.

Greenlight will be an oasis for summer fun! Reserve your space now!

Greenlight announces Summer Camps for children 4-9 years old ( unless otherwise stated ) . We provide daily snacks, air conditioning and a staff beyond compare! Children will have time to explore a medium and or

practice and have an opportunity to work in a group, cooperatively. We offer great materials, a wonderful space, and teachers with expertise and an ability to work tirelessly with kids of all ages and abilities. All

camps run from 2:30 to 5 p.m. and include healthy snacks and materials. Cost of class is $200.00. All classes require a minimum of 8 children. You may register any time through the month of June 2012. Call 899-1900.

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