Leadership & Life Skills Camps

Leadership & Life Skills Camps


Leadership camps are designed to begin giving campers more of a sense of responsibility, self-confidence and a chance to practice their leadership skills. All programs are based on NYA’s beautiful campus and are instructed by staff with expertise and certifications in the area.

Full Day sessions run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with the options of FREE Before Care from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and FREE After Care from 3:00-5:30 p.m.

Campers should come each day with a lunch, two snacks, comfortable shoes, sunscreen, and a water bottle. Because we are so active each day, please be sure campers dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather, (see Family Handbook for detailed packing list).

Before & After Care is a well-supervised and loosely structured time outside of the normal camp program time. With a camp session registration, this is offered FREE of charge as a courtesy to our campers and their families. Before Care runs from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and After Care runs from 3:00-5:30 p.m. Before and After Care take place in the Middle School.

Choose to sign your camper up for more than one week of camp and take advantage of our 10% multi-session discount!

Don’t miss our EARLY BIRD discount! Register by April 15, 2018 to save $25 per registration.

Please note that an $85 non-refundable deposit per camper, per session is due at the time of registration.

Direct questions to Jen Bonnett, Director of Summer Programs, at: jbonnett@nya.org or (207) 847-5458.



Counselor-In-Training (CIT)

Ages: 13-14
Session 6: July 23- 27, 2018
Cost: $300 Early Bird Price / $325 Regular Price

If your camper loves to be around younger children and has shown an interest in babysitting, this is the perfect camp! It’s designed for campers who are craving more responsibility and are ready to begin the transition from camper to camp staff member. Campers will participate in a curriculum designed by the national program Safe Sitter and will end the week with a certificate in safe babysitting. The camp includes training in skills like: safety, childcare, first aid and rescue, and life and business. There will also be plenty of time to interact with and practice skills as the CITs work with the campers in the Super Summer Day Camp (SSDC) group. This will be a fun session for campers to build their skills and work toward a future caring for children! Session also includes a trip to Aquaboggan Water Park in Saco with the SSDC group.

Instructors: Jen Bonnett, NYA Director of Summer Programs & Chelsea McGraw, NYA Assistant Camp Director