July 16–20, 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 6 Theme: Whales and Snails: Exploring the Sea
During discovery time, campers will take a look at what life is life under the water. They will use sand and water to fuel their art projects for the week, and will explore what critters live amidst the sand and shore. They will take a trip to Kettle Cove to experience the coast firsthand, and collect shells and other materials.

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 and Small Scenes | K-1 (Morning)

8:15 a.m.—noon
Led by Mia Bogyo and Hillary Wilcoxen, based at the Waynflete campus

Description

Bookmaking: During this week of bookmaking campers will create an individualized collection of handmade books. By folding a single sheet of paper to create the books they will then fill them with stories from their experiences and imaginations.

Small Scenes: Using tried and true theater movement techniques campers will find ways to interact with each other; develop greater coordination, flexibility and control of movement; and work to express themselves through the use of gesture. Awareness of self and others will increase as well as the skills of focus, release, and balance. Play will be a central part of all exercises and small “scenes” will grow naturally out of all the work. The week will culminate in an informal showcase of the work done.

Packing List

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

Maine Stories and Motion | K-1 (Morning)

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

Description

Elly’s campers bring to life the magic and beauty of children's literature by Maine authors and illustrators from past to present: Dahlov Ipcar, Robert McCloskey, Barbara Cooney, Chris Van Dusen, Cathryn Falwell, and more. With a focus on a different author or book each day, campers will discover how storytelling, art and illustration can inspire movement and play—yoga and creative movement, outdoor explorations, dramatic play. These Maine stories and illustrations become the basis for further creative exploration through story-based art projects.

Packing List

  • Snack
  • Lunch
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bug repellent

Summertime Arts | K-1 (Afternoon)

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

Description

  • Weekly Themes: Visual Arts-painting, drawing, and printmaking

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

Ceramics | K-1 (Afternoon)

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

Description

Ceramics camp lets campers dive deep into the art of ceramics. Using found materials they will replicate and experiment with different textures on clay slabs. During the session they will use printing, stamping, and embellish the clay surface.

Packing List

  • Snack
  • Lunch
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat

Grades 2-5 Programs

Tennis | Grades 2-5 (Morning)

8:15 a.m.–noon
Led by Lisa Ford, based at the Fore River Fields

Description

Master the court! Beginning and intermediate tennis players will concentrate on strokes, serves, basic racket skills, and game strategy. A mix of individualized instruction, group games, tournaments, and creative activities encourage active development of tennis skills in a fun environment.

Packing List

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

Summertime Arts | Grades 2-5 (Morning)

8:15 a.m.—noon
Led by Jeremy Smith and Chuck Wilcoxen, based at the Waynflete campus

Description

Weekly Themes: painting, and weaving.

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

Dance Composition I | Grades 3-5 (Afternoon)

July 16-July 27

Noon—3:30 p.m.
$340
Led by Susan Nelson, based on the Waynflete Campus

Note: This session is two weeks long and runs in the afternoons. Campers will choose a morning session for the first week and a morning session for the second week.

In this Dance Composition Workshop dancers explore the building blocks of choreography through the basics of composition and dance making skills. Many energetic and innovative activities are introduced encouraging new ways of moving. As we build a rich dance vocabulary and experiment with various styles of movement from hip hop to modern dance to world dance, campers enjoy sharing their composition studies with the group. A final dance performance will finish our last week.

Packing List

  • Snack
  • Lunch
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat

The Mural Gambit Grades 2-5 (Afternoon)

Noon—3:30 p.m.
Lead by TBD, based at the Waynflete campus

Description

It’s not everyday that you get to create wall-sized artwork! During this week, camper artists will design and create a mural on multiple panels. Campers will learn what it takes to accomplish art in large scale!

Packing List

  • Water bottle
  • Snack
  • Lunch
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat

Makers Club/Robotics | Grades 2-5 (Afternoon)

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

Description

What can you create with Lego Robotics kits, iPads, computers, and a team of kids interested in exploring app design, game building, 3D printing and robotics? Our experienced instructor will help you find your own answer in this camp designed for innovative thinkers.

Packing List

  • Water bottle
  • Snack
  • Lunch
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat

Local Eats | Grades 4-5 (Full Day)

8:15 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
$375
Led by TBD, based at the Waynflete campus

Description

Explore foods of Maine and learn to cook them! Campers will visit the farms, fisheries, culinary artisans, and area markets that make Portland special. After harvesting and gathering their ingredients, young chefs will learn to prepare them in delicious, healthy ways. It promises to be a mouth-watering week!

*Please note the price of this camp includes daily snacks and lunch with a focus on purchasing locally-sourced, high-quality ingredients.Your camper does not need to bring snack or lunch - we will be preparing snacks and lunch each day at camp.

Packing List

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

Other Programs

Dance Choreography and History | Grades 6-8

July 16-July 27 (two-week camp)
8:15 a.m.—3:30 p.m.
$650
Lead by Susan Nelson (weeks 1 and 2), Hilary Harper-Wilcoxen (week 1), and Lila Reid (week 2), based on the Waynflete Campus

Description

Choreography (weeks 1 and 2): This is an Intensive Dance Choreography Workshop. Dancers are given the opportunity to learn about Contemporary Dance, to practice and refine technique, and work at a pace on any level. Activities include reviewing Dance History, sampling World Dance, and implementing Choreographic Skills and Form in original dance pieces. Time for playful improvisation and mindfulness exercises will be a highlight! A final dance performance will finish our last week.

History (week 1): Why Dance? This brief survey course of western dance is designed to engage, challenge and, hopefully, inspire students. The past informs the present and we will spend equal time discovering where dance has come from, and discuss where it is going. From ancient Greek drama to current Hip Hop styles we will make connections, watch video of famous dances and dancers, and create our own versions of what we are learning. No prior dance training is needed for this course, but a desire to learn about the fine art of dance is highly recommended!

Bollywood and American Swing (week 2): In the afternoons, Lila will guide students through the study of world dance forms by introducing them to two different dance styles: Bollywood and American swing. Bollywood is an dynamic fusion dance form that draws upon Southeast Asian folk dances, classical Indian dance, and Western dance forms such as jazz and Hip Hop. American swing dance is a set of social, partner styles that originally developed alongside 1920s-1940s American jazz and has roots in African American vernacular dance. Both Bollywood and American swing are high energy dance forms that have rich histories and are vibrant in contemporary culture.

Packing List

  • Snack
  • Lunch
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat

Dungeons, Dragons, Makers, and Robots | Grades 6-10

8:15 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
$340
Led by Sunny Stutzman and Mike Dank, based at TBD

Description

This camp is for those who want to create their own world, both in their imagination and in reality! The day for these inventors will be broken into two parts:

They will spend half of their day playing the popular roleplaying game Dungeons and Dragons, but with a twist! Dungeons and Dragons is a collaborative storytelling game set in a fantasy setting, and while the players may journey to fantastic landscapes in their minds, they are typically seated around a table in a normal room, but not here! In this program, these storytellers will be traveling to various locations around the Greater Portland area to play their adventure. Whether it's a forest clearing, the beach, or a grassy field, these places are infinite fuel for the imagination.

These campers will spend the other half of their day in a dedicated makers space with our experienced instructor. There, they will have the opportunity to explore app and game design, 3D printing, programming, and robotics. They'll be able to work on projects that interest them, and who knows, maybe they'll even bring something from their imagination to life...

Packing List

  • Water bottle
  • Snack
  • Lunch
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat

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