K-1 Camp


Waynflete’s themed K-1 Camps are geared to nurture our younger campers, while encouraging curiosity for our active 5 and 6 year olds. Weekly on-campus K-1 Camp activities are designed around a theme, which the children help develop throughout the week. Children who attend multiple weeks of K-1 Camp will enjoy an ongoing sense of progression, with never a dull moment.

Our knowledgeable K-1 staff team is made up of teachers and counselors who have worked extensively with young children. Each one helps create our unique environment that nurtures each child's confidence, curiosity, and caring for one another. K-1 Camp runs at just the right pace for 5- to 6- year olds and offers age-appropriate choices for group and individual projects and games, and plenty of outdoor play. As in all of our summer programs, K-1 program directors uphold the school's mission statement placing emphasis on "playful exploration"!

During Weeks 3, 5 and 7, K-1 campers may alternately enroll in K-1 Eco-Explorers, our outdoor adventure club. The K-1 campers will head out and about each morning for an up-close exploration of various ecosystems: freshwater, saltwater/coastal, estuary, woods, and meadows.

Waynflete’s K-1 camp is geared to nurture our younger campers, while encouraging curiosity for our active 5- and 6-year-olds. Week 2 offers K-1 campers the opportunity to build creations large and small from their imagination, including upcycled musical instruments. Our Master Builder will guide the children through proper use of basic age appropriate tools, and lead the group through a larger team project throughout the week.

Ages: Kindergarten and Grade 1

Cost: $350

Times: 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Daily Schedule:

8:00-8:30 a.m. Arrival and welcome - free play
8:30-9:00 a.m. Morning circle meeting
9:00-10:00 a.m. Creative construction activity (indoors or outside)
10:00-10:30 a.m. Snack and free play
10:30-11:00 a.m. Personal choice projects
11:00 a.m.-noon Outside free play
Noon-12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30-1:00 p.m. Story corner and quiet activities
1:00-2:00 p.m. Group project or sculpture
2:00-3:00 p.m. Outside free play
3:00-3:30 p.m. All camp meeting

Weeks Offered:

Week 1 (June 10-14)
Start of Summer Camp

Week 2 (June 17-21)
"Makers" Construction Camp
Campers build creations large and small from their imagination, including upcycled musical instruments. Our Master Builder will guide the children through proper use of basic age appropriate tools and lead the group through a larger team project throughout the week.

Week 3 (June 24-28)
Eco-Explorers Camp

Week 4 (July 1-5) No camp July 4
"Makers" Lemons to Lemonade
Make lemonade from lemons! Campers will make useful items from recycled materials—boxes, egg cartons, plastic containers, cardboard tubes, cloth, wood scraps and more—including musical instruments that they can play! In the afternoon, one of our favorite Waynflete entrepreneurs returns to guide our K-1 campers through the process of building their own business from the ground up--a lemonade stand--literally turning lemons into lemonade!

"Let's Play!"
Young actors will enjoy plenty of K-1 outdoor free time, while learning the process - and the fun - of putting on a play. K-1s will create a story - with invented characters, costumes and a dramatic plot. Family and friends will enjoy seeing the original work performed by the K-1 actors on Friday afternoon.


Week 5 (July 8-12)
Eco-Explorers Camp

"Let's Play!"
Young actors will enjoy plenty of K-1 outdoor free time, while learning the process - and the fun - of putting on a play. K-1s will create a story - with invented characters, costumes and a dramatic plot. Family and friends will enjoy seeing the original work performed by the K-1 actors on Friday afternoon.

Week 6 (July 15-July 19)
Urban Gardeners
K-1 campers will explore creative ways to grow greens in small city spaces. Our young gardeners will celebrate Maine's summer bounty through hands-on exploration of seedlings and crops. Children can experience the awe of watching fast-growing seeds sprout and grow. K-1 campers will enjoy the summer's bounty by visiting a local farm to pick and enjoy delicious seasonal berries.

Week 7 (July 22-26)
Eco-Explorers Camp

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