June 25–29, 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 3 Theme: Ferdinand: Animal Stories from Around the World
During discovery time, campers will hear traditional stories and folklore from around the world, all covering animals. During choice time, campers will explore the specific creatures in these stories by making masks, experimenting with how those animals move, and learning about the sounds they make. They will take a field trip to the Gilsland Farm Audubon Center to hear some stories from their own backyard.

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!

Soccer | Grades K-4 (Morning)

$210 Noon early-day departure (Grades K-4) 8:30 a.m.–noon
$300 Full Day (Grades 5-9) Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.; Half-Day Friday 8:30 a.m.–noon

Led by Coach George Sherry, based at the Fore River Fields

Description

Experienced coaches engage with players of all levels to improve their skills and encourage a love of the game. Through a variety of level-appropriate ball handling, passing, and shooting drills, each player gains confidence, quickness, and composure on the field. Sessions culminate on Friday morning with evenly-matched scrimmages, giving campers a chance to try out their new skills while working on team play and field awareness.

Campers entering kindergarten through fourth grade may register for the morning-only program, and may also register for a K-1 or 2-5 on-campus afternoon session.

  • Packing List
  • Water bottle
  • Snack
  • Lunch (Full day only)
  • 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.)

Maine Stories in Motion | K-1 (Morning)

8:15 a.m.–noon Monday-Friday
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

Musical Theater Review | K-1 (Morning)

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

Description

Veteran Broadway performer Katy Cavanaugh will introduce campers to the thrill of performance through song. The group will develop vocal technique, choreography, stage presence, and confidence as they work together to create an active Broadway mash-up for an audience of family and friends.

Packing List

  • Water bottle
  • Snack
  • Lunch
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Comfortable clothes

Summertime Arts | K-1 (Afternoon)

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

Description

Weekly Themes: Ceramics and TBD

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

Modern Dance | K-1 (Afternoon)

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

Description

Introduces children to foundational movement themes (time, space, shapes, flow, etc.) as they learn body mechanics and improve their strength, coordination and flexibility. Integrating technique and guided improvisation, students will experiment with creating dance phrases, will learn to communicate their ideas through movement, and will work with their fellow campers to make something memorable!

Packing List

  • Snack
  • Lunch
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat

Grades 2-5 Programs

Soccer | K-4 (Morning)

$210 Noon early-day departure (Grades K-4) 8:30 a.m.–noon
$300 Full Day (Grades 5-9) Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.; Half-Day Friday 8:30 a.m.–noon

Led by Coach George Sherry, based at the Fore River Fields

Description

Experienced coaches engage with players of all levels to improve their skills and encourage a love of the game. Through a variety of level-appropriate ball handling, passing, and shooting drills, each player gains confidence, quickness, and composure on the field. Sessions culminate on Friday morning with evenly-matched scrimmages, giving campers a chance to try out their new skills while working on team play and field awareness.

Campers entering kindergarten through fourth grade may register for the morning-only program, and may also register for a K-1 or 2-5 on-campus afternoon session.

  • Packing List
  • Water bottle
  • Snack
  • Lunch (Full day only)
  • 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.)

Steel Drum Band | Grades 2-5 (Morning)

8:15 a.m.—noon
Led by Martin Conte, based at the Waynflete campus

Description

Bringing the cheerful sound of the Caribbean to campus, the steel drums are fun to play! Campers become ‘pannists’ as they learn to play on these drums that originated from Trinidad and Tobago in the 1930s. By the end of the week, these camper musicians will be playing collectively as a steel band. A performance for friends and families will cap off the week.

Martin Conte has been playing and teaching steel drum music in Maine for the past seventeen years. He began under the tutelage of Nigel and Carl Chase, and has since played in full steelbands, jazz combos, bluegrass bands, and more. In 2014, Conte and Wayneflete music teacher Duncan Hardy formed Sister Steel, Portland's hottest steelband, which Conte now directs. Conte has played across the Northeast United States, England, and Trinidad, and is delighted to be joining Wayneflete's Summer Camp faculty.

Packing List

  • Water bottle
  • Snack
  • Lunch
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Comfortable clothes

Summertime Arts | Grades 2-5 (Morning)

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

Description

Weekly Themes: Ceramics and Printmaking

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

Musical Theater Review | Grades 2-5 (Afternoon)

Noon–3:30 p.m.
Led by Katy Cavanaugh, based at the Waynflete campus

Description

Veteran Broadway performer Katy Cavanaugh will introduce campers to the thrill of performance through song. The group will develop vocal technique, choreography, stage presence, and confidence as they work together to create an active Broadway mash-up for an audience of family and friends.

Packing List

  • Water bottle
  • Snack
  • Lunch
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Comfortable clothes

Steel Drum Band | Grades 2-5 (Afternoon)

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

Description

Bringing the cheerful sound of the Caribbean to campus, the steel drums are fun to play! Campers become ‘pannists’ as they learn to play on these drums that originated from Trinidad and Tobago in the 1930s. By the end of the week, these camper musicians will be playing collectively as a steel band. A performance for friends and families will cap off the week.

Martin Conte has been playing and teaching steel drum music in Maine for the past seventeen years. He began under the tutelage of Nigel and Carl Chase, and has since played in full steelbands, jazz combos, bluegrass bands, and more. In 2014, Conte and Wayneflete music teacher Duncan Hardy formed Sister Steel, Portland's hottest steelband, which Conte now directs. Conte has played across the Northeast United States, England, and Trinidad, and is delighted to be joining Wayneflete's Summer Camp faculty.

Packing List

  • Water bottle
  • Snack
  • Lunch
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Comfortable clothes

Tennis | Grades 2-5 (Afternoon)

Noon–3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Led by Lisa Ford, based at the Fore River Fields Tennis Courts

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

Middle School All Out Program (Full Day)

Local Eats | Grades 6-8

8:15 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
$375
Lead by Violeta Anghel, based at the Waynflete Campus

Description

Our Local Eats Camp is back with a new twist! Now geared specifically towards middle schoolers, these campers will explore the foods of Maine and learn to cook them! Campers will spend mornings visiting the local farms, fisheries, culinary artisans, and area markets that make Portland special. After gathering their ingredients, young chefs will learn to prepare delicious, healthy dishes and snacks -- and some desserts too! 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.

Packing List

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

Soccer | K-9

$170 Half Day (Grades K-4) 8:30 a.m.–noon
$300 Full Day (Grades 5-9) Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.; Half-Day Friday 8:30 a.m.–noon

Led by Coach George Sherry, based at the Fore River Fields

Description

Experienced coaches engage with players of all levels to improve their skills and encourage a love of the game. Through a variety of level-appropriate ball handling, passing, and shooting drills, each player gains confidence, quickness, and composure on the field. Sessions culminate on Friday morning with evenly-matched scrimmages, giving campers a chance to try out their new skills while working on team play and field awareness.

Campers entering kindergarten through fourth grade may register for the morning-only program, and may also register for a K-1 or 2-5 on-campus afternoon session.

  • Packing List
  • Water bottle
  • Snack
  • Lunch (Full day only)
  • 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.)

Broadway Bound | Grades 5-10

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

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