EC Flyers Camp
Weekly sessions June 10-July 26
The EC Flyers Camp is tailored to meet the unique needs of 3- to 4-year-old campers. This camp offers a mix of structured activities and free play, indoors and out. Afternoon includes nap/rest time. Each week, EC campers explore a different theme through storytelling, creative movement, art, music, and a weekly field trip.
Our EC Flyers Program Directors are experienced teachers and counselors who have worked extensively with young children. Our knowledgeable EC staff team creates an environment that nurtures each child's confidence, curiosity, and caring for one another. As in all of our summer programs, the EC Flyers teachers uphold the school's mission statement, placing emphasis on "playful exploration" for our youngest campers.
About our Program Director, Mackenzie Libbey: Mackenzie has worked with children - both as a private childcare provider and in schools and camps - for over a decade. Over the years, Mackenzie has cared for children from 4 months to 13 years old. She discovered her passion for working with young children during her senior year of high school when she spent the year volunteering in a kindergarten classroom as an assistant to the head teacher. Throughout college, Mackenzie worked as a senior counselor at an educational summer camp on the coast of Maine for four summers. During her year abroad in Valencia, Spain, Mackenzie volunteered in a local school assisting with English classes for 4th-9th graders. Most recently, she worked as an after-school teacher for the Sandpipers (EC-1st grade) at Waynflete School. Mackenzie is excited to spend a few weeks this summer with the EC Flyers, sharing her love of arts and crafts, silly movement games, nature exploration, and story-telling.
NEW to camp this summer! View our brand new temperature-controlled spaces.
Ages: Early Childhood ages 3-4
Cost: $360 full day; $260 half day
Times: 8:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. OR 8:00 a.m.–noon (half day program available)
8:00-8:30 Arrival and welcome - free play
8:30-9:00 Morning circle meeting
9:00-9:45 Themed activity (indoors or outside)
9:45-10:30 Snack and free play
10:30-11:15 Music or art choices
12:00 Half day camper pickup
12:00-12:30 Story corner
12:30-2:00 Rest time
2:00- 2:30 Group outdoor activity
2:30-3:15 Free play
3:15-3:30 Farewell Circle
Week 1 (June 10-14)
Theme: Maine Flora and Fauna
Field Trip: EC Flyers will join K-1 campers on Friday morning for a trip to Broadturn Farm, in Scarborough. Campers will pick early summer flowers, cuddle chickens, and feed the friendly farm animals.
Week 2 (June 17-21)
Theme: Feathered Friends - Birds of Maine
Field trip: Campers will travel to Gilsland Farm, home of Maine Audubon, to explore and play by the Presumpscot River estuary. We will observe birds in the meadows, peony gardens and the apple orchard.
Week 3 (June 24-28)
Field trip: Campers will travel to Fort Williams Children's Butterfly Garden, where they will see frogs, tadpoles, butterflies, birds, and other insects such as dragonflies and grasshoppers. Children will learn the important roles that insects play in our eco-system.
Week 4 (July 1-5) No camp July 4
Theme: Sparkles and stars!
EC campers will celebrate everything that sparkles: the stars in the Maine sky, the shimmering sea, and the blinking beacons of the coastal lighthouses. The holiday week will include plenty of outdoor water play!
Week 5 (July 8-12)
Theme: Inventive Kids
Field trip: SPACE Gallery. After spending the week trying simple science experiments and creating their own inventions, EC Campers will enjoy an exciting visit to SPACE Gallery, a contemporary art space in Portland, to engage with artists who lead them through playful and creative movement games.
Week 6 (July 15-July 19)
Theme: Seedlings & Sprouts
Field trip: EC Campers will enjoy the summer's bounty by visiting a local farm to pick and enjoy delicious seasonal berries.
Week 7 (July 22-26)
Theme: Celebrating Caldecott Favorites
We will celebrate Maine icons, from lighthouses and lobsters to lightning bugs, through children's illustration and literature, including favorites like Blueberries for Sal, Miss Rumphius, and One Morning in Maine.