Panther Cub & Panther Cub Tots Camps

Panther Cub and Panther Tots Camp

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Quick Glance Schedule 2022 (updated 6/29/22)


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. 

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 Merrill 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
8:00-8:30 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 option of After Care from 3:00-5:00 p.m. After Care must be signed up for at registration and is a flat rate of $50.00 per session. Half Day Panther Cub sessions run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.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 Merrill 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
8:00-8:30 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
3:00-5:00 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 Mary Goodrich, 207-847-5458, 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.

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 at a flat rate of $50.00 per session. After Care must be signed up for with each session at registration and runs from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

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, 2022 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 Mary Goodrich, Director of Summer Programs, at: mgoodrich@nya.org or (207) 847-5458.


Kassi Michaud, NYA Lower School faculty member and Assistant Camp Director, coordinates the Panther Cub camps. This is Kassi’s third year with Summer Programs. She graduated from Husson University with a degree in Health Science and earned her MBA with a concentration in Health Administration. Lead Instructors are often certified teachers or very experienced working with children. Junior Counselors complete our Panther Cub team.

Session 1: Welcome to the Jungle

June 13-17, 2022
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 about to get wild! Campers will join in the jungle themed fun as they move like monkeys, stomp like elephants and roar like a lion.

Session 2: Out of This World

June 20-24, 2022
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

Take a voyage on the handmade spaceships we will construct for the journey of a lifetime Whether you’ve dreamed of exploring the start or becoming a real-life astronaut who works for NASA, now is your chance to explore space at camp!

OPTIONAL ADDITION for 3-5 year olds:  NYA’s partner, Seacoast United Maine, will offer a daily 1-hour Mini Soccer Camp from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. during this week. Add this to your registration for only $50 more! Details in the Partner-Led Camps section below.

Session 3: Party in the USA

June 27-July 1 2022
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

Bring your red white and blue! A swimsuit and a towel are a must as campers slip and slide through the week. It’s a party in the USA!

Session 4: Heroes in the Neighborhood

July 5-8, 2022
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

Campers will have the opportunity to meet a variety of different hometown heroes among us! This week is a great opportunity to recognize those who make our community a better place.


Please note that there are NO camp sessions running the week of July 11-15, 2022, EXCEPT FOR HOCKEY CAMP, because of the Yarmouth Clam Festival this week. Much of the  festival takes place on NYA’s campus. For more information about the festival: www.clamfestival.com.


Session 5: Down on the Farm

July18-22, 2022
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

All of your farm animal favorites in one week! Various themed activities will keep your children engaged and exploring every aspect of the farm.

Session 6: Once Upon a Time

July 25-29, 2022
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 feel the magic of fairytales this week through games, art and storytelling! We will listen to many tales and create some of our own stories.

Session 7: Under the Sea

August 1-5, 2022
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

Get ready to dive deep into this week full of ocean fun! Campers will make a splash as they explore a variety of different sea creatures, from dolphins and fish to those who live on the ocean floor!

Session 8: Wet n’ Wild

August 8-12, 2022
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 celebrate all things summer. There will be plenty of outside time in the sunshine, playing water games, taking a picnic, and enjoying popsicles! What’s not to love about this last session?

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 After Care from 3:00-5:00 p.m. for an additional $50 per week. Half Day sessions run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. .

Storybook Dance

Brio Dance Studio (NYA partner)

Ages 3-5
Session 2: June 20-24, 2022, half-day camp
Session 4: July 5-8, 2022, half-day camp

Half Day Cost: $255/$205 Early Bird Price / $280/$230 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

Mini Soccer (PRESCHOOL)

Seacoast United Maine (NYA Partner)

Ages: 2-6
Session 2: June 20-24, 2022
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 one 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

NEWEarth-o-Sphere Week (preschool camp)

High Touch High Tech Science Camps (NYA partner)

Ages: 3-4 (Children must be potty trained and have prior childcare experience)
Session 7: August 1-5, 2022, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $325 Early Bird Price / $300 Regular Price

High Touch High Tech of Maine is engaging kids with hands-on science! Through guided-play kids will journey around the world and discover how planet Earth works. They will learn how everything on Earth is interconnected from the living organisms to the water and minerals in the ground. They will explore extreme habitats, learn about weather, examine the layers of the Earth and so much more! Please send snacks and water. All supplies are included.

Instructor: High Touch High Tech Science Camp staff