FAQs for Parents

Is Waynflete’s camp open to children who do not regularly attend Waynflete?

Yes! Only 30-40% of the campers who participate in Waynflete Flyers Camp attend Waynflete. We enthusiastically welcome campers from different schools in the area and campers from out of town, vacationing here in Maine. Last summer, campers from across the United States and from a variety of different countries attended. It is our pleasure to create community through inclusion of a diverse population.

What is the deadline for registration?

We register campers on a rolling basis until camps reach a maximum number of campers. We’ve set our maximum numbers to offer individual attention and quality programming to all children enrolled, and will not exceed these numbers. The website registration will inform you if a program is full. You may also email summer@waynflete.org to check availability.

Is financial aid available for Flyers Camp?

Families may apply for financial aid to help pay for weekly camp sessions. Please print the Financial Aid Request Form. You may email a scanned copy of the completed form to tanable@waynflete.org, or mail the form to this address:

Waynflete Summer Programs
ATTN: Tessa Anable, Director of Enrichment
360 Spring Street
Portland, ME 04102

How do I reserve a place in the camp for my child?

Families can ensure a spot for their child in a program by enrolling online and paying in full by credit card at the time of registration. Questions about a program, email summer@waynflete.org.

Can I register my child for a program outside of his/her grade range?

Waynflete bases program age ranges on the developmental readiness of campers to participate in planned activities. Campers who would like to be considered for a camp one grade level above or below their actual grade must seek special permission from the Director of Summer Programs. The Director of Summer Programs may request a written recommendation or communication from a camper’s current teacher verifying the camper’s readiness to participate in a camp outside of his/her grade level.

In the instance that a camper enters a program outside his/her grade range and is not able in the Program Director’s sole judgment to manage group expectations, the camper will not be permitted to remain in the program. Waynflete will not issue a refund, but will attempt to switch the camper into a more suitable program, availability permitting.

Do sports camps run in the case of inclement weather?

Yes. Drop off and pick up will still take place at the Fore River Fields campus, and camps will run at the Fields whenever possible. In the instance of extended thunderstorms or downpours, Waynflete may transport campers to an indoor facility for part of the camp day and email families to inform them about the location change.

What is your withdrawal policy?

Campers withdrawn in writing at least two weeks prior to the beginning of the camp session will receive a full refund less the non-refundable deposit. Campers withdrawn after that date but before the start of the session will receive a 75 % refund less the non-refundable deposit. Waynflete will not refund campers after the start of the session for those absences due to minor illness/injury, family schedule changes, forgotten registrations, behavioral concerns, or other similar matters. Cancellations due to serious illness (e.g. mononucleosis, chicken pox, or whooping cough), injury, or significant family emergencies that prevent further participation may receive a prorated or full refund less the deposit. A medical note from a doctor or other official documentation must accompany the written cancellation request.

Is your camp safe for children with allergies?

Yes. Waynflete follows strict guidelines to minimize the risk at camp for students who have severe allergies through a number of measures such as building awareness by staff, following cleaning protocols, conducting regular medication training, emergency planning, and educating campers. Please refer to our Allergy Guidelines for more specific information.

What time does camp begin and end?

The beginning and ending times for each camp are listed on the camp descriptions on the website. Generally, for camp programs that run at the Waynflete campus, campers may be dropped off between 8:00 and 8:30 a.m. and should be picked up at 3:30 p.m. In the case of a half-day camper, please pick up your camper at 12:00 noon.

For camp programs (including many of our sports camps) held at Fore River Fields (FRF), campers should be dropped off at 8:00 a.m. and picked up by 3:00 p.m.

Running late? In the instance that parents are more than 15 minutes late in picking up their child, the child will be enrolled in our Extended Day program and parents assessed a $25 late fee, due at pick up.

Do you have an extended day program and how do I sign up?

Extended Day runs daily from the end of camp until 5:30 p.m. You may sign up by the week, or use the service daily, space permitting. Please visit the Extended Day section of our website for more information.

When can I check in with my child's Program Director, Coach, or Counselor?

We invite you to check in with your child's group leader at the end of the day, but please allow him/her to safely account for the authorized dismissal of the entire group before speaking with you. You may also call the Waynflete Flyers Camp office at 207-774-7863 extension 1182, or email summer@waynflete.org to schedule a longer meeting time.

What should my camper bring?

We will send a packing list as part of the Welcome Letter that you will receive prior to the start of your child’s camp session. Campers should wear appropriate clothing and footwear for physical activity and sunblock for outdoor activities. Please label all your child’s belongings and check the “Lost and Found” on a regular basis.

Campers should bring lunch, snacks, and drinks for the entire day. Water is always available at camp. Occasionally, snacks are offered during the day. Any food allergies must be clearly identified on the camper's electronic registration form to avoid problems if snacks are provided. Please consider bringing a “green” lunch box of take-home utensils and packaging that is easy to recycle. We offer on-site recycling bins where packaging can be recycled or used in projects. We also encourage composting of all biodegradable waste.

What if my child becomes ill or injured during the camp day?

For those campers struggling to participate in daily activities, Waynflete will offer a supervised Quiet Room for rest and reflection. If a student, due to illness or a behavioral concern, is unable to engage with camp activities, parents will receive a phone call from the camp office. In the case of serious illness or injury, all camp staff are trained to call 911, and parents will also receive a call immediately.