NYA Day Camp 2019-Archery

Super Summer Day Camp

Super Summer Day Camps

Our signature day camp for children ages 5-10* offers something for everyone. All programs are based in NYA’s Middle School building with plenty of time spent outside on NYA’s beautiful campus. Camp is designed to foster friendships, learning, teamwork, and of course, fun! Each week, campers participate in rotations of traditional day camp activities like: sports and games, arts and crafts, water fun with sprinklers, beginning archery, and nature hikes. A weekly special event adds to the fun. Most weeks, campers will be split into groups by age as follows: 5-7 year old Jr. Panthers and 8-10 year old Sr. Panthers.** They will come together to participate in large group games. It’s going to be an unforgettable summer – we can’t wait to have you share it with us!

*5 year olds MUST BE entering first grade in the fall to sign up for Super Summer Day Camp sessions.

**On weeks with a smaller total number of campers registered, these groups may spend a majority of their day together. Contact Jen if you have questions or concerns.

 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.

The daily schedule for each camp remains the same from week to week but specific activities offered will vary. We have many campers who return for multiple weeks, so activities will be rotated to keep campers engaged and interested every day of every week! A sample schedule might look like:


Sample Super Summer Day Camp Schedule
7:30-8:30 a.m. Arrival & Welcome, Before Care
8:30-9:00 a.m. Morning Meeting
9:00-10:00 a.m. Activity Area 1
10:00-10:15 a.m. Snack
10:15-11:15 a.m. Activity Area 2
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Activity Area 3
12:15-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00-2:00 p.m. Activity Area 4
2:00-2:45 p.m. Large Group Game/Free Choice Time
2:45-3:00 p.m. Closing Circle
3:00 p.m. Camper Pick Up
3:00-5:30 p.m. After Care

Campers should come each day with a lunch, two snacks, comfortable shoes, sunscreen, towel, swimsuit, change of clothes, and a water bottle. Because we are so active each day, please be sure campers dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather. 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. 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, 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. This 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 Super Summer Day Camp. 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 Super Summer Day Camp team.


Session 1

June 10-14, 2019
Cost: $300 Early Bird Discount / $325 Regular Price

Special Event: Yoga Kids with Radiant Beginnings Yoga!

Campers will enjoy a nurturing and supportive atmosphere while they stretch, strengthen, and energize their bodies and minds. We’ll work on creative expression, practice cooperating in large and small groups, learn self-regulation techniques, develop friendships, and have loads of fun!

Session 2

June 17-21, 2019
Cost: $300 Early Bird Discount / $325 Regular Price

Special Event: Talent Show

Welcome to the stage! Campers will showcase their talents in this exciting and creative camp. We will design a stage, make decorations for the backdrop, and learn skills to prepare for the show. Fun and games will teach us more about each another and our own interests. Be a star with us!

Session 3

June 24-28, 2019
Cost: $300 Early Bird Discount / $325 Regular Price

Special Event: Rockets

We’re blasting off and headed out of this world! This camp will keep our innovative brains working as we design our own rockets and prepare for the launch of a lifetime. We’ll also make crafts, explore science experiments, and track down a space invader on campus.

Session 4

July 1-5, 2019 (NO camp on Thursday, July 4)
Cost: $240 Early Bird Discount / $290 Regular Price

Special Event: Holidays in July

‘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

July 8-12, 2019
Cost: $300 Early Bird Discount / $325 Regular Price

Special Event: Undercover Superheroes

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

July 22-26, 2019
Cost: $300 Early Bird Discount / $325 Regular Price

Special Event: Field Trip to Sea Dogs Baseball Game

Batter up! The perfect session for campers who love to be active, try new things, and are team players. Campers will participate in a variety of sports, games, and team building activities. They will learn the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship. Best of all, they will attend a Portland Sea Dogs game!

Session 7

July 29-August 2, 2019
Cost: $300 Early Bird Discount / $325 Regular Price

Special Event: Field Trip to Aquaboggan Water Park

Come make a splash! Campers will cool off with a ride down a GIANT slip ‘n slide, play water balloon baseball, have sprinkler fun, and enjoy making homemade sun tea. The highlight will be a trip to Aquaboggan Water Park!

Session 8

August 5-9, 2019
Cost: $300 Early Bird Discount / $325 Regular Price

Special Event: Carnival

Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, step right up! Campers will play carnival games, taste special treats, and create cotton candy art. We can’t wait to clown around!

Session 9

August 12-16, 2019
Cost: $300 Early Bird Discount / $325 Regular Price

Special Event: Beach Trip to Cousins Island!

Campers will cool off with water games and a picnic at Royal River Park. Sand castles, beach frisbee, and shell searching are all on the agenda on beach day. Be “shore” not to miss out on this sun-filled adventure to end summer.