Super Summer 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. Contact Mary if you have questions or concerns.

 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.

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
10:00-10:15 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
3:00-5:00 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.

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.

Direct questions to Mary Goodrich, Director of Summer Programs, at: mgoodrich@nya.org or (207) 847-5432.


Kassi Michaud, NYA Lower School faculty member and Assistant Camp Director, coordinates the Super Summer Day Camp. This is Kassi’s third 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.

Session 1 

June 13-17, 2022
Cost: $300 Early Bird Discount / $325 Regular Price

Build It Week

Like to create and build? Then this week of camp is for you! Creativity is key as campers will create their own games and use their leadership skills to teach others how to play! Campers will be challenged to build different types of structures and there will be plenty of art projects that will take place during this Creativity explosion! Get ready to challenge yourself and think outside the box!

Session 2

June 20-24, 2022
Cost: $300 Early Bird Discount / $325 Regular Price

Super Messy Science Week

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

June 27-July 1, 2022
Cost: $300 Early Bird Discount / $325 Regular Price

Party in the USA Week with Special Event: Picnic and Slip-and-Slide

Bring your red, white and blue! We will play baseball, make rockets and have a BBQ this week. Make sure to bring a swimsuit and towel for a week of water fun, It’s a party in the USA!

Session 4

July 5-8, 2022
Cost: $240 Early Bird Discount / $265 Regular Price

The Great State of Maine

Learn all about our great state! From oceans, to mountains to farms! Learn about native plants and animals. This week will include some special guests and maybe even some trips to some amazing Maine places. This week is not to be missed!


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. The festival takes place on most of NYA’s campus throughout the week. For more information about the festival: www.clamfestival.com.


Session 5

July 18-22, 2022
Cost: $300 Early Bird Discount / $325 Regular Price

Harry Potter Week

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.

Session 6

July 25-29, 2022
Cost: $300 Early Bird Discount / $325 Regular Price

Challenge Week with Special Event: Obstacle Course

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

August 1-5, 2022
Cost: $300 Early Bird Discount / $325 Regular Price

Sailing the High Seas!

Learn about the ocean around us, visit a local beach and take a tour of a sailboat. Learn about sea-creatures large and small and what it takes to survive on the high seas!

Session 8

August 8-12, 2022
Cost: $300 Early Bird Discount / $325 Regular Price

Wet ‘n Wild Week with Special Event:  Waterslide

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!