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Summer Day Camp Schedule

The two week-long sessions will be divided by camper age ranges. Week one will be for campers ages 9 to 12 years old and week two will be for campers ages 6 to 8 years old. There is a maximum of 20 campers per session.

August 13 - 17 for ages 9 - 12 years old...spots available!

August 20-24 for ages 6 - 8 years old...spots available!

 

What will campers be doing?

Camp runs each day from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

The week is arranged into themed days (order of themes may differ between sessions) and could include: Merrymeeting Bay, the forest, Sewall Pond, soil and geology, the ocean, Maine's plants and animals, etc.

Guest speakers will be invited to present activities and could include Maine Master Naturalists, Land Trust staff, local scientists and natural resource professionals, etc.

Each week will include an off-site field trip to explore a new location. The field trip day and location may vary by session. Sites could include: Fort Popham, Morse Mountain Conservation Area, KELT preserves, etc.

Example schedule arriving soon!

 

Coming to Camp Prepared . . .

We offer the following suggestions to help make your child’s camp experience safe, comfortable, and fun.  Please contact Becky at bkolak@kennebecestuary.org or (207) 442-8400, if you have any questions regarding the following information, or if your child has special needs of which we should be aware.

 

Clothing:

Campers need to dress in comfortable clothing that is suitable for the forecasted weather.  If rain is predicted, please pack a raincoat and boots (we have a pavilion to shelter us from the rain, but we will be primarily outside).  On cool mornings, campers should wear layers that can be shed as the day warms up.

Old sneakers or other comfortable shoes with closed toes are a must! Rubber boots (or an extra pair of sneakers and socks to change into) would be a good idea to pack each day.  We will be playing in the woods, collecting leaves, dissecting rotting logs, and exploring the shallows of Sewall Pond so campers should not wear their best shorts, shirts, or shoes because they will get dirty!

 

Food:

All campers should bring a mid-morning snack and a lunch. Pack a full, non-glass water bottle every day clearly labeled with the camper’s name. Drinking water will be available to refill water bottles.

 

Sun and Bug Protection:

Campers should wear sunscreen (minimum of 15 SPF) each day to protect their skin from sun damage.  Also, wearing a hat to shade the camper's eyes, face, and if possible, the back of his or her neck is a good idea.

Remember that we will be in the woods in August and so will mosquitoes and ticks. Please pack some bug repellant and do a tick check every day after camp.

 

Useful Items:

Campers can bring a backpack or a comfortable sack to carry their snack, lunch, equipment, water bottle, etc.   Each morning and afternoon,  campers will take a short walk to/from the outdoor classroom pavilion to the parking area. We will also be hiking around the preserve every day.

 

No electronics allowed.

Please leave phones, electronic games, iPods, tablets, etc at home.