July 9–13, 2018


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.

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 5 Theme: Maine Morning: Lobsters and Lighthouses
During discovery time, campers will learn about the history and iconic industries of Maine. They will do art projects focusing on lighthouses and the coast, and will field trips to Bug Light and Fort Williams as inspiration for the week.

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!

Summertime Arts | K-1 (Morning)

8:15 a.m.—noon
Lead by Jeremy Smith, based at the Waynflete campus

Description

Themes: Paper Arts (including printmaking, drawing, origami, collage)

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. Each Summertime Arts class includes a combination of different arts and teaching artists.

Packing List

  • Snack
  • Lunch
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat

Movement Tribe | K-1 (Morning)

8:15 a.m.—noon
Lead by Elly Lovin, based at the Waynflete campus

Description

For kids who need to move!

As many of us know, it's easier (and more fun) to build healthy habits when you're part of a team. Movement Tribe is developmentally appropriate fitness for kids--being active while having fun and making friends! Creative circuits of interval-style movement challenges will promote balance, coordination, strength, spatial reasoning, problem-solving and mind-body awareness. Workouts will be followed by playing movement games from around the world that will help us practice teamwork, fairness, and resilience within the micro-community of our camp. Let's get stronger together!

Packing List

  • Snack
  • Lunch
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat

Toy Making: Tiny Homes | K-1 (Morning)

8:15 a.m.—noon
Lead by Susan Weimer, based at the Waynflete campus

Description

From a city brownstone to a small bungalow to a giant mansion, every home is unique, and every home needs stuff to go inside! This camp combines STEM principles with a creative focus so campers get to design and build their own tiny home using various materials and crafting techniques. They will then work as a group to place and connect them all in their very own miniature city.

Packing List

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

Creative Dance Explosion II | K-1 (Afternoon)

Noon—3:30 p.m.
Lead by Susan Nelson, based on the Waynflete Campus

Description

This exciting Creative Dance Movement Camp encourages imagination while exploring Improvisation, and practicing Dance Making Skills. Activities include Chance Dances, Movement Games, Sandwich Dance Studies, and an Explosion of movement using drums, glow balls, finger lights, scarves and swords. Campers bring stories to life and light up the sky with energy and motion!

Packing List

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

Upcycled Music Makers | K-1 (Afternoon)

Noon-3:30 p.m.
Led by Mike Dank, based at the Waynflete campus

Description

Young children joyfully embrace and create music. In this camp, not only will these campers make music, they will also be making their own instruments! Part of the session will be devoted to making instruments out of old materials—egg cartons, plastic containers, cardboard tubes, cloth, and wood—and the rest of the camp will be devoted to using those instruments, and more, to create their own unique sounds.

Packing List

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

Grades 2-5 Programs

Creative Dance Workshop II | Grades 2-5 (Morning)

8:15 a.m.-noon
Lead by Susan Nelson, based on the Waynflete Campus

Description

Week 2 (intermediate 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

Sketchbook Adventures | Grades 2-5 (Morning)

8:15 a.m.—Noon
Led by Alicia Uth, based at the Waynflete campus

Description

Grab your, pen, your paintbrush, and get outside! In this program, campers will start off the week by making their own handmade journals, and will then spend the rest of the time journeying to natural and urban places in Greater Portland area to fill them up. While taking in the Maine summer, these campers will learn how to preserve their memories and ideas with pictures, drawings, pressings, prints, and more.

Packing List

  • Snack
  • Lunch
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bug repellent
  • Close-toed Shoes
  • Rain gear

Dungeons and Dragons Outdoor Adventures | Grades 2-5 (Morning)

8:15 a.m.—noon
Lead by Mike Dank, based at the Waynflete campus

Description

How will you get across the dark and gloomy swamp? How will you reach the top branch to retrieve the fruit from the magical tree? Using the popular fantasy role playing game Dungeons & Dragons as a framework, instructor Mike Dank will lead these young adventurers through an age-appropriate collaborative story where they are the protagonists. And not only will they be going places in their minds, but they will be traveling to nearby locations in the Portland area that will further spark their imaginations!

They'll need to work together and use all of their creativity to overcome their obstacles, but when they do, it will be a tale for the ages!

Packing List

  • Snack
  • Lunch
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat

Gymnastics II | Grades 5-7 (Morning) (continued from Week 4)

Grades 5-7
8:15 a.m.—noon (week two of two-week camp)
$340 Gymnastics II with an afternoon program
$170 Gymnastics II without an 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: Sketchbook Adventures (available when registering)

Description

In Gymnastics II (continues from Gymnastics I), campers progress to more advanced skills on beam, vault, rings, floor and bars with individualized attention from experienced instructors. In this second week of gymnastics, campers design and prepare routines to showcase their accomplishments in a performance for family and friends at the end of the week.

Packing List

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

Gymnastics II | Grades 2-4 (Afternoon) (continued from Week 4)

Grades 2-4
Noon—3:30 p.m. (week two of two-week camp)
$340 Gymnastics II with a morning program
Led by Jess Keenan and Lauren Genova, based at the Waynflete campus

Description

In Gymnastics II (continues from Gymnastics I), campers progress to more advanced skills on beam, vault, rings, floor and bars with individualized attention from experienced instructors. In this second week of gymnastics, campers design and prepare routines to showcase their accomplishments in a performance for family and friends at the end of the week.

Packing List

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

The Art of Chill | Grades 2-5 (Afternoon)

Noon—3:30 p.m.
Led by Elly Lovin, based at the Waynflete campus

Description

Combining yoga, mindfulness, and self-care techniques, instructor Elly Lovin will lead campers through a series of activities designed to give kids the tools they need to be aware and secure in their bodies and minds. Each day will include a yoga practice, games, and other themed activities such as making stress-squeezers and alternatives to fidget spinners. Students will leave this camp masters of the art of chill!

Packing List

  • Snack
  • Lunch
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Closed-toed shoes

Puppet Show | Grades 2-5 (Afternoon)

Noon—3:30 p.m.
Led by Susan Weimer, based at the Waynflete campus

Description

Exploring puppets! A swamp creature, a feathery bird, the wild lion! Campers will use their imaginations to come up with their own ideas, and then we will bring them to life! Bringing her passion for STEM, instructor Susan Weimer will guide campers through the creative process, integrating science and art to create unique puppets and an original story line. By the end of the week, the puppets will be featured in a final show for family and friends.

Packing List

  • Snack
  • Lunch
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat

Classic Camp Games | Grades 2-5 (Afternoon)

Noon—3:30 p.m.
Led by TBD, based at TBD

Description

There's something special about camp field games in the summer! Campers will learn to play games such as Capture the Flag, Stratego, Ultimate Frisbee, Wizards and Gnomes, and Kickball. By the end of the week campers will be choosing which of their favorites they want to play. Teamwork and sportsmanship will be highlighted.

Packing List

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

Summertime Arts | Grades 2-5 (Afternoon)

Noon—3:30 p.m.
Led by Jeremy Smith, based at the Waynflete campus

Description

Weekly Themes: Ceramics and Pottery

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.

Packing List

  • Snack
  • Lunch
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat

Sketchbook Adventures | Grades 4-7 (Full Day)

8:15 a.m.—3:30 p.m.
$340
Led by Alicia Uth, based at the Waynflete campus

Description

Grab your, pen, your paintbrush, and get outside! In this program, campers will start off the week by making their own handmade journals, and will then spend the rest of the time journeying to natural and urban places in Greater Portland area to fill them up. While taking in the Maine summer, these campers will learn how to preserve their memories and ideas with pictures, drawings, pressings, prints, and more.

Packing List

  • Snack
  • Lunch
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bug repellent
  • Close-toed Shoes
  • Rain gear

Middle School All Out Program (Full Day)

Gymnastics II | Grades 5-7 (Morning) (continued from prior week)

8:15 a.m.—noon (week two of two-week camp)
$170
Led by Jess Keenan and Lauren Genova, based at the Waynflete campus

Description

In Gymnastics II (continues from Gymnastics I), campers progress to more advanced skills on beam, vault, rings, floor and bars with individualized attention from experienced instructors. In this second week of gymnastics, campers design and prepare routines to showcase their accomplishments in a performance for family and friends at the end of the week.

Packing List

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

Broadway Bound | Grades 5-10 (continued from prior week)

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: week three of three-week camp

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

Basketball Skills Development | Grades 5-9

Monday-Thursday; 8:15 a.m.–3:30 p.m.;
Half-Day Friday; 8:15 a.m.–noon
$300 Full Day (Grades 5-9)

Led by Mike Jefferds, based at the Waynflete campus

Description

This small clinic is intended for campers with some previous basketball experience motivated to improve their skills. Mike will work with players to build ball handling skills, improve passing and court position, focus on strategy, and work together as a team.

Packing List

  • Water bottle
  • Snack
  • Lunch
  • Athletic wear
  • Clean sneakers

CIT Program | Grades 7-9

8:15 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
$340
Led by Steve Kautz, based at the Waynflete campus

Description

How would you lead a camp? These counselors in training will spend part of the day working as a team to learn the skills needed to be a counselor, and will then have the opportunity to shadow a current counselor throughout their day, make connections with the younger campers, and experience what it's like to work in that unique position!

Each week of the program will involve a unique CIT project. This will be an opportunity for the participants to work together to create a product of their own design. Whether it's a movie, a construction project, or a large work of art, it will be up to the group to decide what they want to make and how to make it happen.

We look forward to welcoming these campers to the Flyers Camp staff in future summers!

Packing List

  • Water bottle
  • Snack
  • Lunch
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat

Sketchbook Adventures | Grades 4-7

8:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
$340
Led by Alicia Uth, based at the Waynflete campus

Description

Grab your, pen, your paintbrush, and get outside! In this program, campers will start off the week by making their own handmade journals, and will then spend the rest of the time journeying to natural and urban places in Greater Portland area to fill them up. While taking in the Maine summer, these campers will learn how to preserve their memories and ideas with pictures, drawings, pressings, prints, and more.

Packing List

  • Snack
  • Lunch
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bug repellent
  • Close-toed Shoes
  • Rain gear