2019 Summer Camp Options

March 2019 Explorer Newsletter

Dear Parents,

Putting together this list of summer experiences is always one of my favorite things to do because it really highlights the active area with live in. Summer Camp was always something I looked forward to as a child, I attended camp well into high school and then became a counselor. I hope this list helps to inform you of some of the great opportunities around. This summer, RSU #22 is partnering with CHAMPIONS to offer a full summer day camp located at Smith School. The only question is really, "which one will you choose?"

Please feel free to contact me with any questions!

Dr. Lyons

Champions is joining RSU 22!

Target Population: Students in K-5

Cost: ranges from $96-$190 depending on number of days attending, click here to view

Dates: June 17th - August 23rd; 7am - 6pm

Give your child a summer full of fun, friends, and discovery. Champions summer break is full of opportunities for joy and learning that your kids will love, including a variety of themes and local field trips. Our program is academically focused to ensure your child heads back to school having retained learning from the previous year. View RSU#22's Champions Flyer

The summer break program is open to all families—even those who don’t attend Champions during the rest of the year. We offer several fun and engaging themes over the course of the summer. Enroll in one week, a few weeks or participate in all 12 weeks – with an emphasis on meeting new friends and learning new things. Take a virtual tour here!

Maine Media Camp at Husson

Target Population: High School students entering grade 10-12 in Fall of 2019

Cost: Tuition: $425.00; Facility fees and Room & Board: $225.00

Dates: July 28 - August 2, 2019 (residential camp at Husson)

Maine Media camp is a weeklong summer program, in August, for high school students interested in exploring the fun and fascinating fields of media and communications.

To register and learn more click here

Pharmacy Summer Camp - June 24-26

Target Population: high school students must be juniors or seniors during the 2019-2020 academic-year and have an interest in pursuing a career in pharmacy.

Cost: FREE (once accepted)

Dates: June 24-26, 2019 (day camp)

We are pleased to announce that the 8th Annual Husson University School of Pharmacy Summer Camp will be held on June 24-26, 2019. To be eligible, high school students must be juniors or seniors during the 2019-2020 academic-year and have an interest in pursuing a career in pharmacy. The total cost of the three-day camp is covered by a diversity scholarship funded through Walgreens Corporation (this scholarship does not include any travel expenses to and from Bangor, Maine).

Application deadline (by email or regular mail) is April 15, 2019.


University 101

Target Population: high school students must be juniors or seniors in Fall of 2019

Cost: $1,250

Dates: July 19-15, 2019 (residential camp at Husson)

A week long seminar for high schools students who are planning to apply to US universities. All the hot tips and everything you need to know to select and apply to your dream university. Get ahead of the crowd with the most current and helpful information about US schools.

to register and learn more, click here

Treworgy Orchards Summer Camps

Target Population: ages 6-12

Cost: $350

Dates: Weeks 1-4 are full, Weeks 5-7 still accepting students; M-F 8:30am - 4pm

  • Week 5: July 29- August 2
  • Week 6: August 5-9
  • Week 7: August 12-16

Our week long summer camps give kids ages 6-12 a true, hands-on farm experience. You won’t believe all the cool things your kids will see and do, and they will be so busy and entertained, they won’t believe how quickly the day passes. For more information and to register, visit https://treworgyorchards.com/summer-camp

Adventures in Healthcare

Target Population: for students entering 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grades in the fall of 2019

Cost: $275 if paid in full by May 1, $300 if paid after May 1

Dates: June 24-27, 2019 (residential camp at EMCC)

Our Adventures in Healthcare program provides high school students with the opportunity to explore the wide variety of healthcare careers through hands-on activities and exciting tribe challenges. Campers actually practice casting, suturing (on bananas), and spine immobilization. They take x-rays and use laparoscopic robots in the EMCC operating room. They sometimes even get to sit in a Lifeflight helicopter! They not only see the tools our professionals use, but they get to touch and use them as well. This component of our program is what makes it truly unique! Trust us, it is a jam-packed 4 days of fun, excitement, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences!
Want more information? Ready to sign up? Click here!

Culinary Camps at EMCC

Target Population: Ages 9-15

Cost: $350

Dates: Monday – Friday 8am-5pm (see sessions below)

**Registration accepted online only**

As we enter our eleventh summer, we are excited to continue delivering quality, hands-on culinary instruction to youth in the Bangor area. Our Culinary Camps provide the opportunity to learn what goes on “behind the scenes” in a working kitchen, create culinary masterpieces using a variety of techniques, try new foods, and make lots of new friends. Don’t hesitate – our programs fill up extremely fast! All of our culinary programs run Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. Drop-off occurs between 7:45-8:10am and pick-up is in the same location between 4:30-5pm. Breakfast and lunch are both provided and each Friday we invite friends and family (max 8 guests per camper) to attend a Showcase Luncheon from 11:30am-1pm.

Junior Camps (ages 9-13)

  • Week #1 July 8-12
  • Week #2 July 15-19
  • Week #3 July 22-26
  • Week #4 July 29-August 2
  • Week #5 August 12-16th

Senior Camp (ages 13-15)

  • Week #1 August 5-9

UMMA Art Camp for Kids

Target Population: Grades 1-8

Cost: Non-Member: $125 per session, Museum Members: $110 per session, Early Bird Special: $100 per session (must receive payment by May 1, 2019)

Dates: Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 12 pm (see sessions below)

  • Session 1 (Grades 1 & 2): June 24 – 28
  • Session 2 (Grades 3 & 4): July 8 – 12
  • Session 3 (Grades 5 & 6): July 15 – 19
  • Session 4 (Grades 7-9): July 22 – 26
  • Session 5 (Grades 1 & 2): July 29 – August 2
  • Session 6 (Grades 3 & 4): August 5 – 9
  • Session 7 (Grades 5 & 6) August 12 – 16

Enroll your child in UMMA’s 20th annual Summer Art Camp, a fun, educational art experience held at the Museum in the heart of downtown Bangor. Each session is led by a professional Museum educator. Sessions are held in the museum classroom and galleries. Campers will have the opportunity to view and talk about art and participate in a wide array of hands-on art activities. Projects may include painting, printmaking, drawing, and sculpture. Children also enjoy time outdoors to draw, paint, and photograph in one of Bangor’s beautiful parks adjacent to UMMA. Each week is packed with activities including scavenger hunts, gallery games, and a Friday reception and art show for family and friends.

Register online

Maine Summer Transportation Institute

Target Population: Middle School Students

Cost: FREE (must be accepted)

Dates: Day Camp, July 8-19, 2019

The institute will run each day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the two weeks and is free. As participants in the annual transportation institute, up to 20 students from the greater Bangor area will get a close look at careers in engineering and transportation. The event is cosponsored by the Maine Department of Transportation, the UMaine College of Engineering, and the Federal Highway Administration. It is designed to introduce students at an early age to jobs and careers available in Maine’s transportation industry. Accepted students will participate in field trips, leadership and team-building activities, and a series of age-appropriate workshops, with hands-on laboratory experiences all related to transportation mode, safety and products, alternative fuels, construction materials, and computer-aided design. Applications are due: May 15, 2019


Maine Robotics Camps

Target Population: Ages 9-16

Cost: $290-730

Dates: varies

Maine Robotics is pleased to bring our FUN and EDUCATIONAL summer programs to the state for the 17th year! We've got camps lined up for over 20 communities around the state and with programs for 9 to 16 year old campers.

  • 3D Printing and Design - Ages 12-16
  • Build Your Own Computer - Ages 12-16
  • LEGO Robotics - Ages 9-13 and 10-14
  • Programming Minecraft - Ages 10-14

Learn more here

Challenger Learning Center Summer Camps

Target Population: K-8

Cost: $275-$340

Dates: day camp options vary, see below (8am - 4pm)

Challenger offers a variety of STEM hands-on summer camps for students entering grades K – 8. Visit their website here

Consider Engineering

Target Population: High Students ENTERING their Senior Year

Cost: FREE (must be accepted)

Dates: Pick one four-day session

Week 1: July 14-17, 2019

Week 2: July 21-24, 2019
Week 3: July 28-31, 2019

The UMaine Pulp & Paper Foundation’s “Consider Engineering” program is offered three times in July to groups of 34 high school students who have completed their junior year of study and who are well-suited to becoming engineers. The four-day, free of charge, on-campus “camp” gives students opportunities to experience the rewards and challenges of both college life and technical careers. Students participate in about 20 activities and are introduced to nearly two dozen UMaine faculty, engineers and engineering students. Admission to the program is competitive with about 1/2 of the applicants being selected to participate.

Learn more about Consider Engineering

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