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Mad Science of Maine
Gallons of glowing liquids; strange objects flying through the air; messages written in secret code; robots that dance upon command. Is this a fictional account of a visit to another planet? No . . it's a Mad Science summer camp!
Mad Science Camps offer a daily combination of in-class/outside science discovery and exploration, outdoor learning games, hands-on applications of scientific principles, and a week of figuring out what science is all about. Campers can expect to create a variety of fun take-home projects, participate in snack-tivities (using food to reinforce science concepts), and embark upon an inquiry based exploration to see how science affects the world around us. We use an inquiry-based technique that allows even the youngest camper to enjoy learning. In our summer camps, there is an emphasis placed on trying new things, learning by doing, and enjoying the process of discovery. But above all, we know how to have fun!
Children will blast off rockets into the sky, experiment with solar power, make life saving inventions with new friends, build a wind tunnel to test various flying devices, explore technology that is used to design and build robots, purify water, and learn the science behind security devices. We offer 5 different camp themes throughout the summer: Mad About Science, Junior Engineers, 3..2..1…Blast Off!, Robotics, and Spy Academy. All camp curriculum is developed by a professional team of educators and scientists. Furthermore, all camp topics are updated annually to make sure we are giving children the most innovative tools necessary to embark upon scientific discovery in a camp setting. Our Camps are led by 2 qualified teachers that are experts at getting kids excited about learning. All the while, Instructors are encouraged to seek out leadership opportunities for each individual camper, which will build confidence, foster responsibility and initiative. Our camps are a sure way to get your child "mad" about science!
Camp Pondicherry, Camp Kirkwold, Camp Scelkit
The Girl Scouts of Kennebec Council offers three resident camps in Southern, Western & Central Maine. Camps are open to Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts.
So. Portland, Maine
Camp Pondicherry, our oldest and largest site, is located on 700 acres of unspoiled fields and forest in the foothills of the White mountains. Sessions run in length from one to five weeks, and can accommodate up to 150 campers per session. Pondicherry has specialty programs in drama, art, horseback riding, outdoor skills and leadership. An on-site low ropes course and portable climbing wall are available, and the camp has a private waterfront where girls may swim, kayak or canoe.
Camp Kirkwold, located in Central Maine, rests on 100 acres of woodlands and focuses on traditional camp activities. Kirkwold has a private waterfront area where girls can swim, canoe, and kayak. Sessions run in length from one to three weeks, and can accommodate 60 campers per session. Kirkwold offers specialty programs in horseback riding, leadership, outdoor skills, drama and art.
Camp Scelkit offers an intimate camping environment with only 15 girls per session. Located on a tidal marsh, Scelkit allows teens to discover the Maine coast and explore the surrounding area. Session lengths are 1 week.
All camps offer rustic living in platform tents, and opportunities for girls to build courage, confidence and character in the Maine outdoors.
Pondicherry has a staff of 45, with approximately 18 International staff. Kirkwold has a staff of 20 including 8 International staff, and Scelkit has a staff of 5.
Girl scout camps are unique in the way that staff interact with campers. A special emphasis is placed on girl-driven activities, and campers are encouraged to learn decision making skills and be involved in the group process. A large percentage of staff and campers return to camp, and many of our staff attended our camps as kids.
Come join us for a summer you won't forget!
Theater for Kids at Portland Stage
The curtain is going up... on a summer filled with the excitement and magic of theater camp! Full and half day options for kids ages 5-18, instruction by professional actors and educators.
At Portland Stage Summer Theater Camp students use the creative process
to express themselves through acting, directing, production projects and collaboration with other campers. Our theater camps involve fun, challenging and enriching activities,
through which students learn to use their bodies, voices, minds and imaginations.
Each session promotes social skills such as active listening, teamwork and turn-taking
in an environment that facilitates creative expression. Using classic literature, modern favorites, adventure stories, and fairytales as springboards, children will take
imaginative journeys to faraway lands!
Our professional actors and educators lead students in theme-based explorations
that develop children’s ability to work as an ensemble, build acting skills, explore drama through acting and directing while also encouraging spontaneity and creativity.
Camps are structured to provide students
with a variety of workshops on becoming an actor, insight into the craft of acting,
developing a stage presence, working from a text, practicing improvisation,
stage combat and much more.
Maine Red Claws Jr. Red Claws Basketball Camp
Basketball camp with instruction provided by Red Claws staff & guests
LEARN FROM THE PROS
Hone your skills this summer at the Jr. Red Claws Basketball Camp July 23rd-27th at the Portland Expo. Girls and boys ages 7-15 will be able to take to the court alongside Red Claws staff to polish their game and enjoy a fun filled week of basketball. Registration is open now and space is limited so call today, (207) 210-6655.
BOYS AND GIRLS AGES 7-15
ALL SKILL LEVELS ARE WELCOME
• Camp to be held at Portland Expo, home of the Red Claws
• Expert instruction from Maine Red Claws staff
• Special guest lecturers
• Stations, drills, skills contests and live games
• 9 AM—2 PM daily, 8:30 AM drop off welcome
• Camp t-shirt
• Ticket to a 2012-13 Red Claws game
• Pizza party
• Award ceremony
• Only $185 for the weeklong camp!
Greater Portland YMCA
The Greater Portland YMCA has over 17 different camps that offer a wide variety of activities. We are looking for staff for waterfront activities, general counselors, ropes course, and trip programs.
We provide before and after care as well as bussing from the Greater Portland area.
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