July 2–6, 2018 (No Camp, July 4)


Waynflete Flyers Camps are generally week long programs, and run from 8:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m. unless otherwise stated. Campers choose a morning and an afternoon program for the week.

Cost: $340 per/week, $270 for Week 4: July 2-6 (excludes specialty camps, see below)

Click on blue tabs below for program details.

When registering, please choose a morning program and an afternoon program for each week that your camper will attend camp.

We also offer several specialty camps, prices are included in the description:

  • EC Flyers Camp is a designated program for 3-5 year olds. There is a half day and a full-day option
  • Dance Choreography and Gymnastics are two-week camps (Part I and Part II). Note: Part I is a pre-requisite for Part II.
  • Broadway Bound is a three-week full-day camp.
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8) programs are full-day one-week programs with the exception of Dance Choreography (see above).

Half-day camps are available in the following activities:

  • EC Flyers Camps
  • K-4 Sports Camps

Early Childhood Programs

EC Flyers Camp

$240 Half Day (Ages 3-5); 8:15 a.m.-noon
$350 Full Day (Ages 4-5 only); 8:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

(No camp on Wednesday, July 4)

Explore, explore, explore!

The EC Flyers Camp is especially for 3-5 year olds and offers a mix of structured activities and free play, indoors and out. Run by experienced early childhood educator, Caroline MacDonald (bio), this program gives our youngest campers the opportunity to discover everything that summer in Maine has to offer. Each week, EC campers explore a different theme through storytelling, creative movement, art and music. View daily schedule.

Week 4 Theme: Goodnight Moon: All About Space!
Each day, during discovery time, campers will work with our dedicated EC instructors to add another piece to their homemade galaxy, to create a homemade mobile by the end of the week. Campers will explore the stars and planets, and will take a trip to the

Packing List

  • Snack
  • Lunch
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Two changes of clothes

K-1 Programs

Like the older age groups, K-1 campers choose a morning and an afternoon camp program. However, the difference is that K-1 campers have their own K-1 Camp classroom, and a designated camp director, Maggie Ruff (bio).

Maggie will oversee morning drop off and afternoon pick up of all K-1 campers in the K-1 classroom, and every day the group will have a morning meeting and will eat lunch together in their room.

K-1 camp is a great transition for the age group, getting them included in the larger camp community while still giving them the support and space they need!

Project Lemonade | K-1 (Morning)

8:15 a.m.-noon (No camp on Wednesday, July 4)
Led by Steve Kautz and Mike Dank, based at the Waynflete campus

Description

A summer classic! Long-time Waynflete instructor Steve Kautz will guide these industrious campers through the planning, set up, and running of a unique small business, such as a lemonade stand. The group will work together to determine the business plan, and what the revenue will be used for. They will design and market the product and then put their plan into action by creating a stand and hawking their wares at the end of the week!

Campers will also work with instructor Mike Dank to create their own musical sounds using recycled materials. The best advertisement for a lemonade stand is your own parade leading right to the refreshment! Campers will work with their hands to create unique instruments and learn to play them.

Packing List

  • Snack
  • Lunch
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat

Toy Making: Space Station | K-1 (Morning)

8:15 a.m.-noon (No camp on Wednesday, July 4)
Led by Susan Weimer, based at the Waynflete campus

Description

For the mechanically inclined and creative minds alike, this camp will get these interdimensional explorers building the next great space station. Campers will learn to take 2D shapes and turn them into 3D art, while working together with a variety of different materials. Campers will also be in charge of designing and creating the myriad of “alien” creatures that will inhabit the station.

Packing List

  • Snack
  • Lunch
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Change of clothing

Creative Dance Explosion | K-1 (Afternoon)

Noon—3:30 p.m. (No camp on Wednesday, July 4)
Led by Susan Nelson, based on the Waynflete Campus

Creative Dance with Susan is an explosion of imagination and fun. Campers will explore improvisation and learn “dance-making” skills. Activities include Chance Dances, Movement Games, Sandwich Dance Studies, and Explosion of Movement using drums, glow balls, finger lights, scarves and swords. Dance campers bring stories to life and light up the studio with energy and motion!

Packing List

  • Snack
  • Lunch
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Change of clothing

Summertime Arts | K-1 (Afternoon)

Noon—3:30 p.m. (No camp on Wednesday, July 4)
Lead by Jeremy Smith, based at the Waynflete campus

Description

Weekly Themes: Ceramics

Summertime Arts is back! With many of Portland's most talented teaching artists, these campers will have the opportunity to embrace all kinds of arts, mediums and styles in a creative art-eager environment: clay and ceramics, loom weaving, drawing, painting, cartooning, sculpting, book-making, printmaking, fabric arts, puppetry, and more.

Packing List

  • Snack
  • Lunch
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat

Tennis | K-2 (Afternoon)

Noon—3:30 p.m. (No camp on Wednesday, July 4)
$135

Coach Lisa Ford

Get swinging! Coach Lisa scales down all aspects of regulation tennis—including equipment, court dimensions, and scoring—to make learning the game of tennis accessible and fun for young tennis players. New players should be rallying by the end of the week.

Packing List

  • Water bottle
  • Snack
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bug repellent
  • Sneakers
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Age appropriate racket

Grades 2-5 Programs

Creative Dance Workshop | Grades 2-5 (Morning)

8:15 a.m.-noon (No camp on Wednesday, July 4)
Led by Susan Nelson, based on the Waynflete Campus

Description

Week 1 (beginner to advanced). This workshop builds dance skills and introduces compositional form. Campers design short studies, and experiment in bringing stories to life and collaborating on an ocean study theme. During the second week more creative and original studies are introduced leading to a studio performance.

Packing List

  • Snack
  • Lunch
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat

Summertime Arts | Grades 2-5 (Morning)

8:15 a.m.—noon (No camp on Wednesday, July 4)
Led by Jeremy Smith and Elly Lovin, based at the Waynflete campus

Description

Weekly Themes: Weaving, textiles, fabric art.

Summertime Arts is back! With many of Portland's most talented teaching artists, these campers will have the opportunity to delve into a variety of fine arts, mediums and creative styles in a supportive environment: clay and ceramics, loom weaving, drawing, painting, cartooning, sculpting, book-making, printmaking, fabric arts, puppetry, and more. Each Summertime Arts class includes a combination of at least two different arts and teaching artists.

Packing List

  • Snack
  • Lunch
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Packing List
  • Snack
  • Lunch
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat

Gymnastics I Grades 5-7 (Morning)

Grades 5-7
8:15 a.m.—noon (No camp on Wednesday, July 4)
$270 Gymnastics I with afternoon program
$135 Gymnastics I without afternoon program (Grades 6 and 7 only)

Led by Jess Keenan and Lauren Genova, based at the Waynflete campus

*Afternoon option for Grades 6 and 7: World Cooking with Local Ingredients (available when registering)

Description

In Gymnastics I, campers develop physical coordination through beam, vault, rings, floor and bars. This specialized program is appropriate for beginner and intermediate gymnasts, who will receive individualized attention from experienced instructors. This first week of gymnastics prepares campers to move on to Gymnastics II the following week, when gymnasts design and prepare routines to showcase gymnastics skills for family and friends.

Packing List

  • Water bottle
  • Snack
  • Lunch
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Athletic wear

Toy Makers: Space Station | Grades 2-5 (Afternoon)

Noon—3:30 p.m. (No camp on Wednesday, July 4)
Led by Susan Weimer, based at the Waynflete campus

Description

For the mechanically inclined and creative minds alike, this camp will get these interdimensional explorers building the next great space station. Campers will learn to take 2D shapes and turn them into 3D art, while working together with a variety of different materials. As an added component, campers will be in charge of thinking of, and creating, the myriad of “alien” creatures that might inhabit the station.

Packing List

  • Snack
  • Lunch
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat

Afternoon Gym Games | Grades 2-5 (Afternoon)

Noon-3:30 p.m. (No camp on Wednesday, July 4)
Led by Steve Kautz, based on the Waynflete Campus

Got extra energy? Want to run around? Love team play? If so, then this is the camp for you! Campers will spend the afternoons playing classic gym games such as floor hockey and Dodgeball! Sportsmanship and teamwork will be highlighted. Be sure to bring plenty of water!

Packing List

  • Lunch
  • Snack
  • Water bottle
  • Athletic wear
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen

Upcycled Ensemble | Grades 2-5 (Afternoon)

Noon—3:30 p.m. (No camp on Wednesday, July 4)
Led by Mike Dank, based at the Waynflete campus

Description

Make your own music! Campers will learn to make their own instruments from a variety of different materials, and will have the chance to experiment with the tones and create a performance with a unique sound. "Down on the Corner..."

Packing List

  • Snack
  • Lunch
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat

Gymnastics I grades 2-4 (Afternoon)

Grades 2-4
Noon-3:30 p.m. (No camp on Wednesday, July 4)
$270 Gymnastics I with a morning program
Led by Jess Keenan and Lauren Genova, based at the Waynflete campus

Description

In Gymnastics I, campers develop physical coordination through beam, vault, rings, floor and bars. This specialized program is appropriate for beginner and intermediate gymnasts, who will receive individualized attention from experienced instructors. This first week of gymnastics prepares campers to move on to Gymnastics II the following week, when gymnasts design and prepare routines to showcase gymnastics skills for family and friends.

Packing List

  • Water bottle
  • Snack
  • Lunch
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Athletic wear

Tennis | K-2 (Afternoon)

Noon—3:30 p.m. (No camp on Wednesday, July 4)
$135
Coach Lisa Ford

Get swinging! Coach Lisa scales down all aspects of regulation tennis—including equipment, court dimensions, and scoring—to make learning the game of tennis accessible and fun for young tennis players. New players should be rallying by the end of the week.

Packing List

  • Water bottle
  • Snack
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bug repellent
  • Sneakers
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Age appropriate racket

Middle School All Out Program (Full Day)

World Cooking with Local Ingredients | Grades 6-8

8:15 a.m.–3:30 p.m.(No Camp Wednesday, July 4)

$300
Led by Kayo Sonodo and Bonnie Durham, based at the Waynflete campus

Description

The world is full of different foods and cooking styles! In this camp, inquisitive chefs and adventurous eaters will explore cuisines from around the world--learning what foods are commonly paired, the histories of important cultural staples, when and how unusual dishes are typically eaten. Young chefs will learn how to cook dishes from other continents using ingredients from local Maine farms and markets.

With a focus on learning through eating, count on these campers coming home with a broader palate and a full stomach.

*Please note the price of this camp includes daily snacks and lunch made from locally-sourced, high-quality ingredients.

Packing List

  • Apron (optional)
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Rain jacket
  • Rain boots for wet or muddy field trips

Soccer Skills Development | Grades 5-9

9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. (No Camp Wednesday, July 4)
$240
Led by Coach George Sherry, based at Fore River Fields
Optional: 8:15 a.m. drop off and 3:30 p.m. pick up at Waynflete campus (transportation provided to FRF).

Description

This small clinic is intended for campers with some previous soccer experience eager to improve their game. Jon will work with players to refine their ball handling, focus on strategy, and provide direct feedback. Prepare for a week of soccer skills, soccer talk, soccer culture, and plenty of soccer games!

Packing List

  • Water bottle
  • Snack
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bug repellent
  • Cleats (recommended, but not required)
  • Mouth guard (recommended, but not required)
  • Extra socks (recommended, but not required)
  • Shin guards
  • Sneakers (required for all full day players in order to participate in some activities)

Gymnastics I grades 5-7 (Morning)

Grades 5-7
3:15 a.m.—noon (No Camp Wednesday, July 4)
$135
Led by Jess Keenan and Lauren Genova, based at the Waynflete campus

*Afternoon option for Grades 6 and 7: World Cooking with Local Ingredients (available when registering)

Description

In Gymnastics I, campers develop physical coordination through beam, vault, rings, floor and bars. This specialized program is appropriate for beginner and intermediate gymnasts, who will receive individualized attention from experienced instructors. This first week of gymnastics prepares campers to move on to Gymnastics II the following week, when gymnasts design and prepare routines to showcase gymnastics skills for family and friends.

Packing List

  • Water bottle
  • Snack
  • Lunch
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Athletic wear

Broadway Bound | Grades 5-10 (continues)

8:15 a.m.–3:30 p.m. (No Camp Wednesday, July 4)
$760
Led by Gloria and Reggie Bonnin, based at the Waynflete campus

Note: This is a continuation of a camp from a previous week.

Description

Reggie and Gloria are back to lead another Broadway Musical -- Madagascar!

Enthusiastic performers act, dance, and sing their way to a full musical production. Aspiring actors will enjoy the opportunity to work with experienced professionals. In preparation for the final performance, campers focus on all aspects of musical acting and performing: character work, staged acting scenes, vocal coaching, and choreographed dance numbers. Camp culminates in an evening performance in Waynflete’s performing arts center, when campers welcome an audience of family and friends.

Packing List

  • Sneakers (No flip flops or sandals on stage)
  • Water bottle
  • Snack
  • Lunch
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat