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A Special Advertising Section of the Bangor Daily News • April 6, 2018


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MAINE’S GUIDE TO SUMMER CAMPS 2018 • Bangor Daily News Special Advertising Section • April 6, 2018

5 reasons why summer camp is a good choice for kids Summer vacation offers students a respite from lessons and the routine of school. Children might once have eagerly awaited those final days of classes so they could lounge poolside, skip rocks across ponds and spend the long days of the season playing with friends. But many of today’s youngsters spend much of their summer vacations indoors playing with their digital devices. Perhaps that’s why one of the last vestiges of the classic summer vacation escape—summer camp—remains such a viable option for parents who want their children to get outdoors once the school year ends. Although kids needn’t be in camp all summer long, a week or two can benefit campers of all ages. The following are five reasons why summer camp might be the right fit this year.

EXPLORE TALENTS:

Summer camps help young people explore their unique interests and talents. Under an organized, yet often easygoing, camp schedule, kids can dabble in sports, arts and crafts, leadership, community support, and so many other activities that may not be fully available to them elsewhere.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY:

Lots of camps build their itineraries around physical activities that takes place outdoors. Campers may spend their time swimming, running, hiking, playing sports, climbing, and so much more. This can be a welcome change for kids accustomed to living sedentary lifestyles. Regular physical activity has many health benefits and can set a foundation for healthy habits as an adult.

GAIN CONFIDENCE:

Day and sleepaway camps offer campers the opportunity to get comfortable in their own skin. Camps can foster activities in self-esteem by removing the academic measures of success and fill in with noncompetitive opportunities to succeed. Campers learn independence, decision-making skills and the ability to thrive outside of the shadow of their parents, siblings or other students

TRY NEW THINGS:

Camp gives children the chance to try new things, whether that’s learning to cook, exploring new environments or embracing a new sport or leisure activity. Opening oneself up to new opportunities can build character and prove enlightening for children.

MAKE NEW FRIENDS:

Camp is a great place to meet new people and make lifelong friends. Campers flood in from areas near and far. This provides kids with a chance to expand their social circles beyond their immediate neighborhoods and schools.

Camps benefit children in a variety of ways. Lessons learned in camp can strengthen values, build confidence, develop coping mechanisms when adversity strikes, and enable campers to make lifelong friends.

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MAINE’S GUIDE TO SUMMER CAMPS 2018 • Bangor Daily News Special Advertising Section • April 6, 2018

Conquer your ‘personal summits’ this summer! COURTESY OF ACADIA MOUNTAIN GUIDES

Acadia Mountain Guides’ Rock Climbing and Adventure Camps offer the opportunity to focus on human-powered outdoor experiences that encourage interaction with nature and each other. Students experience a variety of action-packed outdoor activities, such as rock climbing, hiking, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, and paddle boarding. The guides include skill sessions on first aid, navigation, plants and animals, geology, knots, outdoor cooking and group camp living. Summer camp is an opportunity to connect with others through face to face experiences. Beyond trying healthy new activities and developing outdoor skills, students develop new friendships, learn the value of trust and responsibility, and experience the joy of outdoor sports. AMG offers a variety of camps for different age groups and interests. Explore the East Branch of the Penobscot, sea kayak coastal waters in Acadia, white water raft the Kennebec, hike Katahdin, or climb over the Atlantic. These are just some of the activities in our Multi-Sport Adventure camps for 13-18 year olds. You can combine multiple weeks for a summer of adventure with fun, energetic guides leading the way.

AMG offers a series of four rock climbing-specific camps that teach everything from introductory top rope rock climbing to multi-pitch climbing on some of New England’s classic cliffs. Teen climbing camps will visit sites in Maine, New Hampshire, New Brunswick, and Quebec. The Young Explorer program is tailored to 9-12 year olds and is available as a five-day overnight or day camp. The day camp shuttle bus has stops in Orono, Brewer, Ellsworth, & Bar Harbor. Young Explorers sample different outdoor activities and learn outdoor skills. Campers may do multiple weeks with minimal repetition, or participate in focused specialized climbing camp. If you are unsure if your child would like rock climbing then consider a private half-day family climb in Acadia to try it out! Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School is a member of Maine Youth Camps, licensed by Maine Department of Health and Human Services and accredited by American Mountain Guides Association and Professional Climbing Instructors Association. Leaders are professionally certified in climbing instruction and wilderness first aid.

VISIT CLIMBACADIA.ORG FOR A COMPLETE DESCRIPTION OF SUMMER CAMPS. CALL 207-866-7562 TO REGISTER.

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MAINE’S GUIDE TO SUMMER CAMPS 2018 • Bangor Daily News Special Advertising Section • April 6, 2018

Immerse yourself in music this summer on the beautiful UMaine campus! COURTESY OF UMAINE

Maine Summer Youth Music campers have the unique opportunity to participate in either Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Chorus, or Strings Ensemble. Additional ensembles will include Jazz Bands, Combo, and Musical Theatre. Campers may also participate in jazz improvisation, small ensembles, chamber groups, music classes and master classes. Recreational activities are planned for midweek of camp, as well as other organized events, including concerts by faculty and students. A limited number of scholarships are available to qualifying applicants.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MAINE SUMMER YOUTH MUSIC CAMPS, VISIT UMAINE.EDU/SPA/MSYM2018.


MAINE’S GUIDE TO SUMMER CAMPS 2018 • Bangor Daily News Special Advertising Section • April 6, 2018

MSSM Summer Camp offers fun and games in STEM environment COURTESY OF MAINE SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS

The Maine School of Science and Mathematics Summer Camp is an exhilarating experience for campers ages 10-14. The camp blends classes in science, technology, engineering, and math with the traditional summer camp activities such as a water slide, Family Olympics, Monster Night, and a talent show. Now in its 21st year, the MSSM summer camp encourages campers to pursue their passions and become scientists, computer programmers, engineers, and mathematicians for a week through hands-on, interactive classes. Each year the MSSM summer camp offers a variety of topics such as “We See 3D,” “Astronomy Mystery tour,” computer programming, robotics, and building popsicle stick bridges. Classes change each year depending on the interests and availability of the instructors. In 2017, we had a Rube Goldberg class called “Complicating the Simple.” You may not be familiar with his name, but you most likely have seen his creations. He made seemingly pointless contraptions that involved balls rolling along tracks and knocking over things that eventually open a door. Another popular class was “Calculus in a Week.” This is a class usually taken by seniors in high school, but we have a math teacher that knows how to teach it as an introductory class at a middle school level. It’s always a blast for the kids to do this upper level math and then return to their schools and be able to understand more than the rest of the class. The other class taught by the same teacher is “Games and How to Win Them Using Math.” People think games like Monopoly are completely random, but there are strategies about which properties to buy and if/when to buy hotels. After taking this class, the campers were seen in the lower lounge playing various board games (and usually winning). This summer we have the standard favorite, “Learn Computer Programming,” and the always popular “Blast Off Rocketry,” but we’ve added some new robotics classes. There’s an intro to LEGO Robotics and this year there will be an advanced class called LEGO Pentathlon. A number of campers are looking forward to the Rubik’s Cube class where they learn the algorithm to solve it and make art using hundreds of cubes. In addition to the STEM based classes, campers also participate in a variety of activities in the afternoon and evenings. These activities include a slip n’ slide, capture the flag, swimming, NERF wars, duct tape art, tie-dying, and rock climbing. No previous knowledge is required to participate, just an interest in learning and having fun. The camp goes for 5 weeks starting July 1. This year we have a co-ed week right in the middle. The first two weeks are boys’ weeks, the middle one is the co-ed Capstone Week, and the last two are for girls. The idea behind the new Capstone Week is much more than the co-ed experience. It’s designed to be a special “thank you send-off” for the students age 14 that will age out of camp. As a way of thanking them for spending a week or two with us at camp, we will have special activities planned for the 14-year-olds, but also a number of special activities for all the campers that week. We’ve been doing the camp for 20 years and getting better each year. We want the MSSM Summer Camp to be something kids remember forever. Not just the cutting edge STEM classes, but also the new friends from all around the world they meet.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT MSSM.ORG/SUMMER-PROGRAMS.

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MAINE’S GUIDE TO SUMMER CAMPS 2018 • Bangor Daily News Special Advertising Section • April 6, 2018

Reduce barriers, maximize strengths in Acadia Hospital summer program COURTESY OF ACADIA HOSPITAL

Acadia’s Summer Treatment Program (STP) is an intensive day program for children and adolescents age 5-18 who have conflicts at home, at school, or participating in community activities because of emotional or behavioral problems due to a mental health diagnosis. Programming occurs onsite at Acadia Hospital in Bangor with both indoor and outdoor spaces dedicated for activities. The program aims to reduce individual barriers and assist youth in identifying and maximizing their strengths so they may have more positive experiences at home, at school and in the community. The program accepts MaineCare and most commercial insurances (copays and deductibles may apply). Components of the program include daily group therapy (topics include anger management, depression and anxiety symptom reduction, social skills, and other clinical topics), adventure-based therapy, low and high ropes course, climbing wall, robot-assisted pet therapy, therapeutic gardening, outdoor recreation, and the availability of individual and family therapy as well as onsite medication management when needed. All therapy groups are facilitated by master’s-level clinicians and are divided out by developmental ages. The program runs from FOR MORE INFORMATION, the middle of June (once CALL 207-973-6019. public school has ended) REFERRALS FOR THE PROGRAM CAN BE MADE BY through the end of August CALLING 207-973-6048 AND SCHEDULING AN INITIAL and goes from 9 a.m.-3:30 ASSESSMENT WITH OUR CLINICAL SERVICES TEAM. p.m. every day.

UMaine’s 4-H Camps are great places to connect and grow COURTESY OF UMAINE 4-H COOPERATIVE EXTENSION

UMaine’s 4-H Camps offer statewide opportunities for campers and students from every corner of the state and beyond! There are three 4-H Camp & Learning Centers in Maine under the University of Maine. Blueberry Cove 4-H​is set along the beautiful Maine coast, nestled in Tenants Harbor. Tanglewood 4-H i​s tucked deep in the forest in a remote area of Camden Hills State Park along the Ducktrap River in Lincolnville. And Bryant Pond 4-H ​ is located on Lake Christopher in western Maine on the doorstep of the White Mountains. Connecting kids to nature, their environment, and each other are all important components of learning and enjoying growing up in Maine. All programs are rooted in experiential learning and opportunities to explore various outdoor activities. Whether it’s a hiking or canoeing expedition, learning conservation education, or showing off a creative side in the arts and sciences, there’s many ways for youth to connect. The amazing backdrop of Maine’s wild places makes 4-H Camps the perfect settings to build friendships and connections to community. The 4-H Camps in Maine are open to all youth regardless if you are enrolled in a 4-H club or not. Our programs are driven by the 4-H mission of youth development through meaningful experiences. Our staff and programs are part of the UMaine System statewide. What this means is that we are connected to a network of professionals through Cooperative Extension. This allows us VISIT EXTENSION.UMAINE.EDU/4H/YOUTH/ to provide the best programming CAMPS TO SEE ALL THAT UMAINE’S based on proven concepts and 4-H CAMP AND LEARNING CENTERS CAN science, as well as an unparalleled OFFER YOUR CHILD, YOUR CLASSROOM level of safety and oversight. STUDENTS, OR ADULTS.


MAINE’S GUIDE TO SUMMER CAMPS 2018 • Bangor Daily News Special Advertising Section • April 6, 2018

Challenger summer camps provide stellar experiences COURTESY OF CHALLENGER LEARNING CENTER

Registration is now open for Penobscot Theatre Company’s Dramatic Academy Summer 2018. The theatre’s summer programs welcome young performers and technical theatre enthusiasts to enroll, regardless of theatre experience level. The musical theatre session will focus on Broadway gem “Les Miserables” while the non-musical session will be divided into two groups with younger students performing “Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook” and older students performing Shakespeare’s “As You Like It.” Both summer sessions offer Tech Track, a special course of study for young people ages 13 and up interested in working behind the scenes, including set design and construction, stage management, prop design and construction, costuming, lighting, and sound. Through Tech Track, students will get valuable hands-on training and play an integral role in producing. Classes will run M-F from 9 a.m.-noon (lunch, noon-1 p.m., optional) for students aged 4-6; and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for students age 7 and up. Tech Track will run M-F from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. An early bird discount is available for those who enroll before May 1. A limited number of scholarships and teen counselor positions are available for each session—email education@penobscottheatre.org. Penobscot Theatre Dramatic Academy summer programs are approved programs for FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT families who qualify for a ASTRONAUT.ORG/PARENTS-PUBLIC/CAMPS. child care tax credit.

Think big, explore curiosity at Camp Invention COURTESY OF CAMP INVENTION

Wild and crazy ideas become reality in this year’s all-new Camp Invention program, “Fast Forward”! A nonprofit program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Camp Invention allows children in kindergarten through 6th grade to experience real-world problem solving, creative thinking, invention, and teamwork – all while having FUN! Activities include challenges and achievements from the brightest thinkers around—National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees – to inspire children. This year, campers will bring their “smart” home to life with smart furniture and ecosmart energy, design a robotic dog and diagnose puppy problems, explore sensors by designing tracks for an Optibot, a robot that senses dark and light surfaces, and build cake catapults. Local educators lead the week of fun, hands-on STEM activities that allow children to think big, explore their curiosity, and never give up. Early registration discounts are available.

VISIT CAMPINVENTION.ORG OR CALL 800.968.4332 TO REGISTER. USE PROMO CODE REGCAMP15 TO SAVE $15 (EXPIRES 5/4).

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MAINE’S GUIDE TO SUMMER CAMPS 2018 • Bangor Daily News Special Advertising Section • April 6, 2018

Stage set for summer fun, Shakespeare, rebellion COURTESY OF PENOBSCOT THEATRE COMPANY

Registration is now open for Penobscot Theatre Company’s Dramatic Academy Summer 2018. The theatre’s summer programs welcome young performers and technical theatre enthusiasts to enroll, regardless of theatre experience level. The musical theatre session will focus on Broadway gem “Les Miserables” while the non-musical session will be divided into two groups with younger students performing “Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook” and older students performing Shakespeare’s “As You Like It.” Both summer sessions offer Tech Track, a special course of study for young people ages 13 and up interested in working behind the scenes, including set design and construction, stage management, prop design and construction, costuming, lighting, and sound. Through Tech Track, students will get valuable hands-on training and play an integral role in producing. Classes will run M-F from 9 a.m.-noon (lunch, noon-1 p.m., optional) for students aged 4-6; and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for students age 7 and up. Tech Track will run M-F from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. An early bird discount is available for those who enroll before May 1. A limited number of scholarships and teen counselor positions are available for each session—email education@penobscottheatre.org. Penobscot Theatre Dramatic Academy summer programs are approved programs for families who qualify for a child care FOR MORE INFORMATION tax credit.

AND TO REGISTER, VISIT PENOBSCOTTHEATRE.ORG AND CLICK ON THE “EDUCATION” TAB.

Personal growth, exciting adventures at Bangor Y’s Camp Jordan COURTESY OF BANGOR YMCA

A week at Camp Jordan, located along the shores of Branch Lake in Ellsworth, Maine, can make such a huge impact on a child’s life. For many, it’s life changing. Some campers approach camp feeling nervous, but they leave camp with more confidence and pride than their parents have ever seen. Our Sleep Away Camp for 8 to 14-year-olds offers incredible activities like water sports, a high and low ropes course, arts & crafts, performing arts, land sports, outdoor education, camping, and more. Leaders School, for 5th to 12th graders, is an incredible week of challenges and creativity, using experiential education to encourage youth to consider their roles as leaders in the community. Every year, The Bangor Region YMCA provides scholarships and special discounts to give children of all financial backgrounds the opportunity to attend Camp Jordan. In fact, we are excited to announce that due to recent grant funds, children from an active military family or first-time campers that meet our financial aid requirements can apply to attend a week of camp for free!

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS AND SCHOLARSHIPS, VISIT CAMPJORDAN.ORG, CALL 207-944-4532, OR EMAIL SHEINY@BANGORY.ORG.


MAINE’S GUIDE TO SUMMER CAMPS 2018 • Bangor Daily News Special Advertising Section • April 6, 2018

Student success through a summer of fun at All Saints COURTESY OF ALL SAINTS CATHOLIC SCHOOL

As the snow melts and flowers begin to peek out from under the wet soil of Maine’s mud season, the question of where to send your children over summer vacation is not always top of mind. However, summer programs are filling up fast and choosing the right program may be more important than most parents realize. For over a hundred years, educational researchers have found that students experience significant learning loss when they do not participate in educational activities during the summer months. Studies show that students perform, on average, one month behind where they left off in the spring, scoring lower on standardized tests at the end of summer than they do on the same tests at the end of the school year. A well-structured education-based summer program can help close the gap associated with summer learning loss, and even boost your child’s performance for years to come. In fact, research shows that the positive effects of summer learning programs endure for at least two years after the student has completed the program. At All Saints, the summer learning program offers exciting hands-on activities to encourage exploration and creativity in a fun but structured setting. Our goal is to keep children learning and engaged in a variety of educational topics through the summer months while cultivating new interests. Led by highly-trained, experienced, and certified educators, each theme and activity is specifically chosen to allow students to explore a wide range of subjects through a STEM approach for a well-rounded, high-quality summer learning experience.

Over an eleven week period, the program boasts a new adventure each week with themes based in art, science, history and social studies. For example, during “Weather” week, children learn about tornadoes and how hurricanes form. For those interested in history, join us for “Back in Time” week, where we will learn about colonists, how pioneers lived, and Native Americans of Maine. Future chefs will enjoy “Eat it Up” week, where they’ll learn about food and how it fuels their body. Other weeks include “Under the Sea Week” to learn about our oceans, “Into the Dark” to learn about caves, bats, and stars, and “Recycle It Week” where campers will create new items from old ones. The All Saints summer program is a full-day program open to students from all school districts, grades K-8. Both Catholic and non-Catholic students are welcome and accepted for a summer of learning, fun, exploration, and adventure. Children can be signed up for specific weeks at a rate of $150 per week, or for the entire eleven week program where you will receive one week free. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis as space is limited.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT ALLSAINTSMAINE.ORG/SUMMER OR CONTACT MARY SOUCY AT 207-941-9585.

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Windover is back to help you choose better! COURTESY OF THE WINDOVER ART CENTER

For over 35 years, Windover Art Center’s director Mari Abercrombie has helped Maine’s children become better decision makers and more creative. Selecting from activities like pottery, 35mm photography, theater, and more, Windover’s students choose their activities and plan their days and weeks. But last season, health concerns forced Mari and Windover to take the season off. Now, we’re happy to say that Mari and Windover have returned back and better than ever! Windover’s students plan their own projects from the start: they help to write scripts for our plays and movies, make their own stuffed animal designs, develop their own photos in our darkroom, and much more. This year, Windover has added aerial photography and drone safety, made possible by a Bangor Savings Bank grant. Students will learn rules and regulations, and safety procedures before the class uses a DJI Phantom 4 Pro to explore the world around them with new perspectives.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT WINDOVERARTCENTER.COM.

‘Mission Discovery’ at Maine Discovery Museum Nine fantastical additions to your child’s summer list COURTESY OF THE MAINE DISCOVERY MUSEUM

Whether you know it or not, you could have a wizard living in your house, perhaps a future secret agent, or just maybe a myth-busting monster hunter! This summer Maine Discovery Museum Summer Camp offers a chance to let your little explorers hone their curiosity skills and use their imaginations to learn about the world around them and about who they are. While pioneering their way through the world of science, technology, engineering, art, math—and of course, wizardry—guided by our team of educators, your children will discover the unlimited possibilities of who they can become. We offer an educational experience for every child. Parents will enjoy the convenience of early drop-off, after-care, and a half-day option for our 5-7 year old campers. Sessions begin June 18 and continue through August 24. Museum members receive a 10% discount, so join now, play often!

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND ONLINE REGISTRATION VISIT MAINEDISCOVERYMUSEUM.ORG OR CALL 207-262-7200 TODAY.


MAINE’S GUIDE TO SUMMER CAMPS 2018 • Bangor Daily News Special Advertising Section • April 6, 2018

Pine Tree Camp a special place to campers with disabilities COURTESY OF PINE TREE CAMP

Unity College summer camps offer zombie survival, wizarding COURTESY OF UNITY COLLEGE

Nestled among the pine trees in Rome, Maine, you will find a special place that many call “heaven on earth.” What makes this summer camp so special? Pine Tree Camp, a program of Pine Tree Society, offers a traditional summer camp experience to Maine children and adults with a wide range of intellectual and physical disabilities. Our campers cover a wide spectrum — from those needing minimal assistance, to those requiring extensive support in all aspects of daily living. The barrier-free, 285 acre setting is completely accessible ensuring that campers, regardless of ability level, are able to enjoy typical summer camp activities. Our counseling staff provides constant care and support to campers to ensure that they are meaningfully participating in all activities. Counselors live in cabins with campers and are hands-on 24/7 to ensure that campers are safe and cared for. Summer camp is all about making friends. That’s no different at Pine Tree Camp. Our counseling staff is trained in providing support to campers in making friends. The result is a close bond between cabin mates and connections that live well beyond the summer. Since it began in 1945, Pine Tree Camp has never turned a camper away due to inability to pay tuition. This open-door policy is in place thanks to thousands of generous donors across LEARN MORE OR APPLY TODAY. Maine and beyond.

VISIT PINETREESOCIETY.ORG OR CALL 207-386-5990.

Looking for tips to survive the zombie apocalypse? How about a wizarding adventure based on beloved novels? Ever dreamed of becoming a game warden, marine biologist or environmental scientist? This summer, Unity College is offering an array of camps for ages 11 and 19. Participants in the Wizarding program “fly” a broom on the challenge course, study “magical” creatures, play Quidditch, and participate in the Wizarding Cup. Those in Zombie Survival Camp will build teams, problem solve, and learn primitive skills, such as identifying and cooking wild edibles. Humans will practice their marksmanship, during the zombie invasion. Depending on the camp, science campers will learn snorkeling, grow corals, and journey to Maine’s coast to explore tidal pools and learn about marine life, or identify rocks at Mount Desert Island, compare soil samples and mineral content, and explore plant cycles at McKay Farm. For those interested in becoming a game warden, Warden Camp will allow high schoolers ages 16-19 to meet and work with wardens and experience wildlife forensics, boating and off-road vehicle safety, surveillance, search and rescue, and trapping and hunting. For adults and families, Unity College is also offering Eco Tours this summer for a wide range of travelers to explore the stunning TO SIGN UP FOR A CAMP OR ECO TOUR, landscapes and scenic overlooks across the hills, OR FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT rivers, and woodlands of SUMMER.UNITY.EDU, OR CONTACT Maine. Activities include EVENTS@UNITY.EDU OR canoeing, kayaking, fishing, 207-509-7121. hiking, and camping tours.

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Maine Fiddle Camp teaches Maine music traditions COURTESY MAINE FIDDLE CAMP

Maine Fiddle Camp is an outdoor Maine traditional music camp experience that features workshops for fiddle, piano, guitar, banjo, mandolin, cello, penny whistle, accordion, ukulele, harmonica, and singing. Campers stay in rustic bunkhouse cabins without electricity, or in their own tents or RVs. All campers have convenient access to bathrooms and hot showers. Good music and good food are provided. The wholesome meals and snacks are eaten outdoors under tents, and classes are also held mostly outdoors. The camp focuses on the traditional dance music of the Scots-Irish, French, and Scandinavian traditions as they’ve evolved in Maine. Our large staff of traditional musicians play and teach in workshops, staff and camper performances, jams, song swaps, and dances. Mornings are spent in classes, with campers grouped by ability for small-group instruction. Afternoons offer time for special-interest workshops, to practice on your own or with a friend, or for non-musical fun such as swimming. In the evenings, there are concerts, dances, coffeehouses, and variety shows featuring performances by both staff and campers, all under the big tent, as well as jams for various levels, and sometimes other activities. Musicians of all ages and ability levels are welcome. Children under ten must be accompanied by an adult. A week or weekend at Maine Fiddle Camp makes a great family vacation. Rates are affordable—it’s twice the camp for half the price! Scholarships available.

SPACE IS LIMITED—EARLY REGISTRATION IS ENCOURAGED. VISIT MAINEFIDDLECAMP.ORG TO LEARN MORE.

2018 Sessions June 15 to 17 | June 17 to June 22 | June 22 to June 24 Aug. 5 to Aug. 10 | Aug. 12 to Aug. 17 Weekend sessions run from 4 pm Friday to 3 pm Sunday. Cost is $250* per camper, per session, and includes tuition, meals, and bunk/tent site. Family discount: $225**. Week sessions run 4 pm Sunday to 3 pm Friday and cost $500* per camper, per week. Family discount: $450** *Discount for early registration. **Family discount applies to additional family member with at least one parent attending. FMI and for scholarship information, contact Camp Director Doug Protsik at 116 Pleasant Cove Dr., Woolwich, ME, 04579 | 207-443-5411 director@mainefiddlecamp.org mainefiddlecamp.org

Guide to Summer Camps 2018  

Each year, thousands of Maine children enjoy the outdoor experience, thrills and fun of a summer camp. Get ready to plan your kids' summer a...

Guide to Summer Camps 2018  

Each year, thousands of Maine children enjoy the outdoor experience, thrills and fun of a summer camp. Get ready to plan your kids' summer a...