NYA Panther Cubs Camp

Panther Cub & Panther Cub Tots Camps

Panther Cub and Panther Cub Tots Camps


Panther Cub Tots (ages 2-3)
A half day camp experience for children ages 2-3. Half Day Tots sessions run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with the option of FREE Before Care from 7:30-8:30 a.m.

Summer in Maine is a gorgeous time to be outside! The Tots session includes a lot of outdoor play and playground time and the emphasis is on helping the campers to develop skills in a group and social setting. They will work on simple arts/crafts projects but there is much more emphasis on play and movement, including an outdoor Water Fun Day! Campers do NOT need to be potty trained to attend a Tots session. Please be aware that this camp is not designed as a preschool or Montessori program and the feel and schedule differ from NYA’s school year programs. Different campers attend each week. Although we strive to keep staffing as consistent as possible, there will likely be some rotation of staff for these sessions.

All programs are based in NYA’s Lower School building and will be led by experienced staff. The daily schedule for each camp remains very similar from week to week but each week is centered around a different theme designed to help children explore the world around them. A sample schedule might look like:

 

 Sample Panther Cub Tots Schedule
7:30-8:30 a.m. Arrival & Welcome – free play in Tots classroom
8:30-9:00 a.m. Morning Circle Meeting w/ books and songs
9:00-9:45 a.m. Outside Time
9:45-10:30 a.m. Snack and Free Play
10:30-11:15 a.m. Themed Activity
11:15-11:45 a.m. Lunch in classroom
11:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Camper Pick Up

 

Panther Cub (ages 3-5)
A full or half day camp experience for children ages 3-5. 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. Half Day Panther Cub sessions run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with the option of FREE Before Care from 7:30-8:30 a.m.

Panther Cub campers explore the world through a variety of themed activities each week. They may plant flowers, learn how to play a new game, or let their creativity bloom with arts/craft projects. Campers will also spend plenty of time engaged in outdoor play and playground time and even get to have a Water Fun Day! Campers DO need to be potty trained to attend this session. Please be aware that this camp is not designed as a preschool or Montessori program and the feel and schedule differ from NYA’s school year programs. Different campers attend each week. Although we strive to keep staffing as consistent as possible, there will likely be some rotation of staff for these sessions.

All programs are based in NYA’s Lower School building and will be led by experienced staff. The daily schedule for each camp remains very similar from week to week but each week is centered around a different theme designed to help children explore the world around them. A sample schedule might look like:

 Sample Panther Cub Schedule
7:30-8:30 a.m. Arrival & Welcome – free play in classrooms
8:30-9:00 a.m. Morning Circle Meeting
9:00-10:00 a.m. Themed Activity/Outside Time
10:00-10:30 a.m. Snack and Free Play
10:30-11:00 a.m. Themed Activity
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Outside Time
12:00-12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. Pick Up for Half Day Campers
12:30-1:00 p.m. Quiet Activities
1:00-2:00 p.m. Rest Time (required by state law)
2:00-3:00 p.m. Activity/Free Play
3:00 p.m. Camper Pick Up
3:00-5:30 p.m. After Care

If you have a 3-year-old and you are not sure if Panther Cub Tots or Panther Cub would be the right session for your camper, please contact Jen to discuss so we can put your child in the program that will best meet their needs!

All campers bring a lunch, two snacks, and water bottle from home. Every Friday for all campers is Water Fun Day! Campers bring swimsuits and towels and get to spend the morning running through sprinklers and having all kinds of fun with water. See the 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. Panther Cub campers will remain in the Lower School for After Care until approximately 4:45 p.m. when they will transition to the Middle School.

Weeks and themes are listed below. Choose one week that appeals to your camper or sign your camper up for more than one week of camp to take advantage of our 10% multi-session discount!

Don’t miss our EARLY BIRD discount! Register by April 15, 2019 to save $25 per registration.

Please note that an $50 non-refundable deposit per camper, per session is due at the time of registration. The deposit is not refunded in the event of cancellation.

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


Chelsea Morrison, NYA Lower School Faculty member and Assistant Camp Director, coordinates the Panther Cub camps. This is Chelsea’s fifth year with Summer Programs. Her credentials include: Central Maine Community College, A.S. and Safe Sitter Certified Instructor. Lead Instructors are often certified teachers or very experienced working with children. Junior Counselors complete our Panther Cub team.

Session 1: Move Those Muscles

June 10-14, 2019
Panther Cub Tots Ages 2-3: Half Day Cost: $225 Early Bird Price / $250 Regular Price
Panther Cub Ages 3-5: Half Day Cost: $250 Early Bird Price / $275 Regular Price
Panther Cub Ages 3-5: Full Day Cost: $350 Early Bird Price / $375 Regular Price

This fun-filled camp is perfect for the camper who loves to try something new. Every day will focus on a different activity that keeps gross motor muscles strong, energy high, and bodies moving. Campers will leave camp wanting more as they dance, run, roll, and skip through this jam-packed week!

Session 2: Mini-Mainahs

June 17-21, 2019
Panther Cub Tots Ages 2-3: Half Day Cost: $225 Early Bird Price / $250 Regular Price
Panther Cub Ages 3-5: Half Day Cost: $250 Early Bird Price / $275 Regular Price
Panther Cub Ages 3-5: Full Day Cost: $350 Early Bird Price / $375 Regular Price

There is no better place than Maine in the summertime! Campers will get their hands dirty planting yummy vegetables, learn about native birds, and participate in a scavenger hunt. Story-telling and blanket forts are also on the agenda.

OPTIONAL ADDITION for 3-5 year olds:  NYA’s partner, Seacoast United Maine, will be offering a daily 1-hour Mini Soccer camp from 9:00-10:00 a.m. during this week. Add this to your registration for only $50 more!

Session 3: Out of This World

June 24-28, 2019
Panther Cub Tots Ages 2-3: Half Day Cost: $225 Early Bird Price / $250 Regular Price
Panther Cub Ages 3-5: Half Day Cost: $250 Early Bird Price / $275 Regular Price
Panther Cub Ages 3-5: Full Day Cost: $350 Early Bird Price / $375 Regular Price

If your camper dreams of becoming an astronaut or loves the night sky, they’ll love the chance to explore space this week! Campers will take a “voyage” with handmade spaceships and learn about all things space.

Session 4: Holidays in July

July 1-5, 2019 (NO camp on Thursday, July 4)
Panther Cub Tots Ages 2-3: Half Day Cost: $180 Early Bird Price / $205 Regular Price
Panther Cub Ages 3-5: Half Day Cost: $200 Early Bird Price / $225 Regular Price
Panther Cub Ages 3-5: Full Day Cost: $280 Early Bird Price / $305 Regular Price

‘Tis the season, so join us as we celebrate a variety of holidays! Campers will live a year’s worth of major holidays from New Year’s to Christmas in only four short days.

Session 5: Undercover Superheros

July 8-12, 2019
Panther Cub Tots Ages 2-3: Half Day Cost: $225 Early Bird Price / $250 Regular Price
Panther Cub Ages 3-5: Half Day Cost: $250 Early Bird Price / $275 Regular Price
Panther Cub Ages 3-5: Full Day Cost: $350 Early Bird Price / $375 Regular Price

This week is all about appreciating the men and women who protect us 365 days a year! Campers will work together to solve a crime, participate in team building opportunities, and create their own badge. They’ll also get the chance to see inside an ambulance and police car and meet real “undercover superheroes.”


Please note that there are NO camp sessions running the week of July 15-19, 2019, because of the Yarmouth Clam Festival, which takes place on the NYA campus. For more information about the festival: www.clamfestival.com.


Session 6: Once Upon a Time

July 22-26, 2019
Panther Cub Tots Ages 2-3: Half Day Cost: $225 Early Bird Price / $250 Regular Price
Panther Cub Ages 3-5: Half Day Cost: $250 Early Bird Price / $275 Regular Price
Panther Cub Ages 3-5: Full Day Cost: $350 Early Bird Price / $375 Regular Price

Campers will bond by recreating the magic of classic fairy tales through games, art, and storytelling. We will listen to many tales, create our own stories, and design and stuff a “lovey” to take home!

Session 7: Surf & Turf

July 29-August 2, 2019
Panther Cub Tots Ages 2-3: Half Day Cost: $225 Early Bird Price / $250 Regular Price
Panther Cub Ages 3-5: Half Day Cost: $250 Early Bird Price / $275 Regular Price
Panther Cub Ages 3-5: Full Day Cost: $350 Early Bird Price / $375 Regular Price

There is a great big world on the ocean floor! From mermaids to lobsters, sharks to shells, we’ll have no trouble “swimming” our way through camp. Get ready to explore under the sea and get a little wet doing it.

Session 8: Carnival Days

August 5-9, 2019
Panther Cub Tots Ages 2-3: Half Day Cost: $225 Early Bird Price / $250 Regular Price
Panther Cub Ages 3-5: Half Day Cost: $250 Early Bird Price / $275 Regular Price
Panther Cub Ages 3-5: Full Day Cost: $350 Early Bird Price / $375 Regular Price

Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, step right up! Campers will play carnival games, taste edible art, and make a clown collage. We can’t wait to clown around!

Session 9: Super Summer Fun

August 12-16, 2019
Panther Cub Tots Ages 2-3: Half Day Cost: $225 Early Bird Price / $250 Regular Price
Panther Cub Ages 3-5: Half Day Cost: $250 Early Bird Price / $275 Regular Price
Panther Cub Ages 3-5: Full Day Cost: $350 Early Bird Price / $375 Regular Price

In a session to finish off the summer, campers will enjoy all things summertime! There will be plenty of time outside in the sunshine, water games, a picnic, chalk making, and popsicles.

 

Partner-Led Camps (Ages 2-5)

Partner-led sessions are a fun opportunity for our youngest group of campers! 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. Half Day sessions run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with the option of FREE Before Care from 7:30-8:30 a.m. The specialty portion of these sessions will take place during the morning and will be led by staff from the partner organizations (with support from NYA staff, as needed). For campers who choose to stay for the full day, afternoon activities, including rest time and outdoor play, will be led by NYA staff.

Storybook Dance

Brio Dance Studio (NYA partner)

Ages 3-5
Session 3: June 24-28, 2019
Half Day Cost: $255 Early Bird Price / $280 Regular Price
Full Day Cost: $355 Early Bird Price / $380 Regular Price

Does your child love fairy tales, underwater adventures, and dancing with giraffes? Then we have the camp for you! This camp is centered on new and old classic children’s books. Each day we will tell a story through dance with music, props, and play. Daily activities will include creative movement, stretching, dancing with partners and in a group, craft time, and reading a classic book. Some of our favorites include, “Good Night Moon,” “Rainbow Fish,” and “Where the Wild Things Are.” All dance components will take place in the morning. For campers who choose to stay for the full day, afternoon activities, including rest time and outdoor play, will be led by NYA staff. The performing arts aid in the growth of a child’s self-confidence, coordination, and creative expression. Join us for a week of fun, learning, and storybook adventures! We ask that dancers wear comfortable, non-restrictive clothing and be prepared to dance barefoot or in ballet slippers.  For more information about Brio Dance Studio, visit www.briodancestudio.com or www.facebook.com/BrioDanceStudio.

Instructor: Julie Wilkes, Brio Dance Studio

Dance Adventure

Brio Dance Studio (NYA partner)

Ages: 3-5
Session 4: July 1-5, 2019 (NO camp on Thursday, July 4)
Half Day Cost: $205 Early Bird Price / $230 Regular Price
Full Day Cost: $285 Early Bird Price / $310 Regular Price

Does your dancer love an adventure? Then we have the camp for you! This camp will inspire your child’s wildest imagination, as each day brings a new adventure through dance with music, props, and play. Daily activities will include creative movement, stretching, dancing with partners and in a group, craft time, and storytelling. Daily adventure locations include: Outer Space, Jungle Safari, Fairytale Castle, and Island Escape. All dance components will take place in the morning. For campers who choose to stay for the full day, afternoon activities, including rest time and outdoor play, will be led by NYA staff. The performing arts aid in the growth of a child’s self-confidence, coordination, and creative expression. Join us for a week of fun, learning, and exploration! We ask that dancers wear comfortable, non-restrictive clothing and be prepared to dance barefoot or in ballet slippers. For more information about Brio Dance Studio, visit www.briodancestudio.com or www.facebook.com/BrioDanceStudio.

Instructor: Julie Wilkes, Brio Dance Studio

 

Mini Soccer (PRESCHOOL)

Seacoast United Maine (NYA Partner)

Ages: 2-6
Session 2: June 17-21, 2019
Cost: $85 Early Bird Price / $110 Regular Price

The mini soccer camp is a unique opportunity for young children to get involved in the game of soccer. The session offers a fun and instructive learning experience for all involved. This daily session is 1 hour in length and parents/guardians are required to remain on campus for the duration of the camp (unless camper is also part of NYA’s Panther Cub camp that week). Two year olds are accepted with parent participation. To learn more about Seacoast United Maine, visit www.seacoastunitedmaine.com or www.facebook.com/SeacoastUnitedMaine.

*No special equipment is required for this camp.

Instructor: Seacoast United-Maine coaches