Registration Information

Registration Information


Quick Glance Schedule (vers. 1-27-2023)

A list of all our camps organized by week

Summer Program registrations are accepted online at via the ACTIVE registration system. There is a $50 non-refundable deposit per camper, per session required at time of registration. Registrations are not considered complete until full payment and required forms have been received. Final balances and forms are due by Monday, June 5, before season start date. Registration must be complete before a camper can participate in a program.

Registration for sessions closes the Monday before the session starts, if spots are still available. Full payment and forms are due at time of registration. Registrations after this date are considered late, and you will need to contact the Director of Summer Programs to request to register late. This also applies to those wishing to switch sessions.

Every camper gets a FREE t-shirt with first registration!


All Summer Programs are subject to maximum enrollment. When a program is full, a family can join the waitlist at no charge. If/when a spot becomes available, families will be notified and moved from the waitlist onto the attendance list. Please register as early as possible for your chosen sessions to be assured of a spot. The Panther Cub programs tend to fill quickly, so we encourage early registration!


There is an Early Bird discount of $25 ($50 for Circus Arts and Spirit Camp) for registrations received by April 15, 2023.

NYA offers a 10% discount per camper for campers who sign up for two or more sessions of camp. This discount is automatically applied to your balance when you register.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

All Summer Programs are subject to minimum and maximum enrollment. If for any reason a program is canceled, parents will be notified in advance and given the option of a full refund or switching the registration to another session. All requests for withdrawal must be in writing and received on or before the dates referenced below to receive a refund. The $50 deposit per camp session is non-refundable and is strictly enforced. A full refund (minus non-refundable deposit) is given for cancellations received 21 days prior to the program start date. A partial (50%) refund, less the non-refundable deposit, is given for cancellations received less than 21 days prior to the program start date. No refund is given for cancellations received less than 7 days prior to start date. NYA cannot refund after start of session for absences due to minor illness/injury, family schedule changes, forgotten registrations, behavioral concerns, etc. In cases of serious illness/injury or family emergencies, NYA will evaluate on a case-by-case basis and may issue a prorated or full refund, less the deposit. A doctor’s note may be required to receive any refund.

Session Transfer Policy

Requests to transfer from one camp session into another must be made at least two weeks prior to the start of the session. Transfer requests are not guaranteed. Transferring sessions less than two weeks before the start of a session will incur a $10 fee per transfer.

Withdrawal notices and transfer requests may be sent by e-mail to the Director of Summer Programs or mailed to: NYA Summer Programs, 148 Main Street, Yarmouth, Maine 04096.

Camper Abilities

We welcome campers of differing abilities and will do our best to accommodate any special needs. However, please be aware that our typical staff ratios do not allow us to work with campers who require constant one-on-one guidance. Certain camp sessions also require different levels of physical/mental ability for campers to be successful. If you have questions about how your camper’s specific abilities will affect their camp experience, please contact the Director of Summer Programs to discuss the situation and devise a plan that will be beneficial for everyone.

Campers in Panther Cub Tots sessions (ages 2-3) do not need to be potty trained to attend camp sessions.