Program Details

Registration for Waynflete Flyers Camp opens February 1, 2019!

Waynflete’s summer camps provide students aged 3 to 15 years with engaging summer experiences and memories that will last a lifetime. The week-long camps run from June 10 through July 26 at Waynflete’s campus in Portland’s West End. Our location allows campers to explore the urban landscape of Portland as well as the beauty of coastal Southern Maine.

Waynflete Flyers day camps will offer a unique variety of programs to engage the whole child. Highly experienced faculty form a foundation for summertime adventure and fun. For ages 7-14, program specialties include sports, fine arts, STEAM, outdoor exploration, and a variety of all-camp activities and games. For ages 3-6, we offer specialized, developmentally appropriate programs overseen by experienced faculty and counselors.

Waynflete’s mission is to engage children’s imagination and intellect, to guide them toward self-governance and self-knowledge, and to encourage their responsible and caring participation in the world. Our aim is to provide programs that allow campers to explore their own interests, talents, and ideas.


Camps By Age and Weekly Session Cost:

  • EC Flyers Camp (ages 3-5) $360 full day; $260 half day
  • K-1 Camp (ages 5-6) $350 full day
  • Waynflete Wombats (Grades 2-3 and 4-5) $350 full day; culinary camps $365
  • All Out Teen Camps (Grades 6-9) $350 full day; culinary camps $365

Extended Day Program, 3:30-5:30 p.m. is $15 per day per child or $70 per week

Early Bird discount: $25 off each full day registration for those who sign up by April 1, 2019

Multi-session discount: 10 percent off when one camper registers for multiple sessions

Sibling discount: 10 percent off when siblings register for the same week

*One discount per registration.


Camps By Program

EC Flyers Camp (Early Childhood, 3-4 years)

The EC Flyers Camp is tailored to meet the unique needs of 3-4-year-old campers. This camp offers a mix of structured activities and free play, indoors and out. Afternoon includes nap/rest time. Each week, EC campers explore a different theme through storytelling, creative movement, art, music, and a weekly field trip.


K-1 Camp (5-6 years)

Start of Summer Camp (Week 1)

Eco-Explorers: Maine Flora & Fauna (View "Out and About Camps")

Themed K-1 Camps stay on campus for themed programs in summertime arts and building activities, storytelling, music, group games and plenty of free play. K-1 Camp themes include Magic & Sparkle, A’Hoy Matey!, Sing-A-Long, Construction Crew, and World Exchange.

Waynflete Wombats (Grades 2-4 and 5-7)

And Teen All Out Programs (Grades 6-9)

  • Start of Summer Camp - Week 1 only
  • Summertime Arts
  • Theater & Dance
  • STEAM
  • Out and About Camps
  • Culinary Camps
  • Sports Camps & Classic Gym Games
  • CIT - Counselor In Training


Start of Summer Camp

Grades K-6, Week 1 only

Join us as we jump into summer! The camp day begins with a meeting on campus followed by outdoor games, activities. and water play at the Fore River Fields. Campers bring a lunch to eat picnic-style at the fields. After lunch, campers will head back to Waynflete for games, creative projects, and crafts. Start of Summer Camp is a great way for campers to kick off the summer months playing outside with their friends.


Summertime Arts

Daily Schedule

  • 8:00-8:30: Arrival and free time
  • 8:30-900: Morning Meeting at the Amphitheater

To the Summertime Arts Village:

  • 9:00-10:00: art station 1
  • 10:00-10:30 snack and outside play
  • 10:30-11:30: art station 2
  • 11:30-12:30: art station 3
  • 12:30- 1:30: lunch and outside play
  • 1:30-2:30: art station 4
  • 2:30-3:00 free choice
  • 3:00-3:30 all-Camp meeting & pick up

Summertime Arts Village 2019:

  • Textiles and sewing arts
  • Handi-works: needle felting & crochet critters
  • Loom weaving
  • Drawing & painting (pencil, ink, watercolor & acrylics)
  • Ceramics
  • Diddly Bo: upcycled musical instruments
  • Parade-size puppets
  • Shodo: traditional arts of Japan


Theater & Dance Camps

  • Broadway Bound - 3-week musical extravaganza and full production
  • Aesop's Fables- these classic stories come to life through creative writing and camper-created songs and lyrics in a 2-week stage production
  • Creative Movement
  • Dance Choreography


Out and About Camps

Out and About campers start each day with a morning field trip to explore the Maine coast and countryside. After a picnic lunch and free play in a scenic spot, campers will return to Waynflete’s campus for a variety of engaging planned activities, games, and studio time.

Morning Field Trips: Mackworth Island, Fort Williams Park, Gilsland Farm, local beaches, and shoreline.

K-1 Eco-Explorers - Weeks 2-7

After spending each morning exploring natural environments, K-1 adventurers will return to campus for an afternoon of free play and art. Our K-1 eco-explorers will take a closer look at Maine critters, plants, and marine life through hands-on art projects. Campers will create a large-scale collaborative sculpture or mobile of found and created treasures.

Coastal Sketchbook Adventures - Weeks 2-7

After a morning of plein air sketching and observing, these adventurers will return to the campus studio. In the studio, sketches may become watercolor paintings, jottings may become poems, and campers have time to fill handmade journals with additional thoughts, lyrics, poetry, and whatever each camper loves.

Outdoor Traveling Dungeons & Dragons - Weeks 2-7

Campers will return from a morning of outdoor adventure, story-weaving, and game-playing to a creative space where creatures and characters continue to come alive through a creative project and D&D storytelling training for aspiring Dungeon Masters. D&D campers will each create their own unique “Wizard’s Tome”, a magical journal and record-keeper complete with secret compartments.


Culinary Camps

Culinary campers will spend mornings exploring and gathering ingredients out and about from a variety of local and organic food suppliers. Before and after trips off campus, our "foodie" campers will cook and bake their own culinary creations from scratch.

Local Eats and Local Eats, Jr.

Our Local Eats Camp offers campers the chance to 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.

World Cooking

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.

Chemistry of Good Food

Campers will delve into the science behind the food on their plate, participating in tasty experiments and learning the "why" behind many common cooking methods and ingredients we use everyday in the kitchen.


STEAM Camps

  • Robotics & Makers
  • Coding & Minecraft
  • Filmmaking
  • Electronic Remixers


Sports Camps

  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Baseball
  • Gymnastics
  • Classic gym games


Counselor-In-Training Program (Grades 7-9)

As CITs, our oldest campers learn leadership skills and what it takes to be a counselor. Through discussion, team building activities, and practice, CITs grow into an awareness of the counselor role and duties. CITs will work together to accomplish a group project, practice lesson planning for an area of interest, shadow mentor counselors, and assist Program Directors in activities. Day by day, teens gain practical experience working and communicating effectively with peers and younger campers. As a leader, each CIT will begin the transitional process from a free-wheeling camper into a reliable, resourceful counselor. Debriefing each day’s ups and downs helps CITs to process what they are learning and provides time for encouragement and acknowledgement of growth. CITs discover that learning new responsibilities is both demanding and fun.