Quick Glance Schedule (vers. 1-27-2023) a spreadsheet with all our camps organized by week.
About Our Day Camp
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.
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. for an additional $50 per session.
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.
After Care is a well-supervised and loosely structured time outside of the normal camp program time. After Care runs from 3:00-5:00 p.m. for an additional $50 per session. Please sign your camper up for After Care during the registration process for each session. After Care takes 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, 2022 to save $25 per registration.
Please note that a $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.
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 rotate to keep campers engaged and interested every day of every week! A sample schedule might look like:
|Sample Super Summer Day Camp Sample Schedule|
|8:00-8:30 a.m.||Arrival & Welcome, Before Care|
|8:30-9:00 a.m.||Morning Meeting|
|9:00-10:00 a.m.||Activity Area 1|
|10:15-11:15 a.m.||Activity Area 2|
|11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.||Activity Area 3|
|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|
|3:00-5:00 p.m.||After Care|
Kassi Michaud, NYA Lower School faculty member and Assistant Camp Director, coordinates the Super Summer Day Camp. This is Kassi’s fourth year with NYA Summer Programs. Kassi 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 Super Summer Day Camp team.
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. Most weeks, campers will be split into groups by age but will come together to participate in large group games. On weeks with a smaller total number of campers, these groups may spend a majority of their day together.
If you have any questions about our camps, please contact our Summer Programs Director, Mary Goodrich, (207) 847-5432.
All Super Summer Day Camps are $325 Early Bird Discount / $350 Regular Price unless otherwise noted.
Session 1: Maine Farm Week
June 12-16, 2023
This week is all about farming, groups will visit different types of local farms, explore sustainable farming and what that means, plant seeds and work in gardens. It will be a week of farming fun!
Session 2: Super Messy Science Week
June 19-23, 2023
This week will be all things science, so make sure to bring your goggles and lab coat! Campers will participate in a number of science experiments. Making slime and other horribly messy stuff is top priority! Super Science Week will be bubbling with fun!
Session 3: Get OUTSIDE Week!
June 26-30, 2023
This week celebrates the great outdoors! We will learn how to set up tents, go fishing, explore a Maine State park or two, and learn about Maine animals, plants, and ecosystems!
Session 4: Galaxies Real and Imagined
July 3-7, 2023 (NO CAMP on July 4)
Cost: $260 Early Bird Discount / $280 Regular Price
Get ready to learn all about outer space, our planetary system, stars, and more! We will explore galaxies both real and imagined including lots of Star Wars fun! 3, 2, 1, Blast Off into this fun week!
Session 5: Harry Potter Week
July 10-14, 2023
This week is perfect for all of the Harry Potter fans out there! We will play Quidditch, learn spells, and mix potions. Come join us at Hogwarts for this magical wizarding experience.
Please note that there are NO camp sessions running the week of July 17-21, 2023 (Except for Hockey Camp), because of the Yarmouth Clam Festival, which takes place on the NYA campus. For more information about the festival: www.clamfestival.com.
Session 6: Survivor Challenge Week with Special Event: Obstacle Course
July 24-28, 2023
Campers, if you love a good challenge, this week is for you! We will challenge your bodies and your minds with Minute to win it! Jeopardy, Trivia, obstacle courses, escape rooms and more. Campers will also get to compete with staff…this is a week you won’t want to miss!
Session 7: Jurassic World
July 31 – August 1, 2023
Take a trip back in time when dinosaurs roamed the earth! We will explore the different types of dinosaurs, their habitats and unique characteristics through games, crafts and unique experiences.
Session 8: Wet n’ Wild Week with Special Event: Waterslide
August 7-11, 2023
Are you ready for some water fun? This week will be jam-packed with all sorts of water activities. The slip and slide, water games and a Waterslide on Friday will help us make one big SPLASH for the final week of camp this summer!