The Camden Summer Recreation Program is a 6-week program supervised by qualified, Lifeguard Certified, caring counselors who are dedicated to seeing that children have a safe, enjoyable and active summer.
We require each camper to have a health form filled out before camp begins:
The program is open to children who have completed 2nd through 6th grade.
The 6 week program starts July 7th and ends Aug 15th. It runs 5 days a week, Monday through Friday, from 9AM to 3PM.
The base of operations for the program is the Camden Snow Bowl. All Summer Rec children will meet at the Camden Snow Bowl at 9AM each day (see transportation). Everyone will leave from the Snow Bowl for trip destinations.
Children will meet each day at one of the following locations.
Parents are required to sign children out or furnish a note authorizing children to walk.
Drop off sites and times:
8:30AM Pen-Bay YMCA (Before Camp)*
8:45AM Camden Teen Center
Camden Snow Bowl
Pick-Up sites and times:
3:10PM Camden Teen Center
3:20PM Camden Snow Bowl
3:30PM Pen-Bay YMCA (After Camp)*
* Before or after camp care is available at the Pen-Bay YMCA. Please contact them to sign up.
Camden Residents all 6 weeks: $295
Non-residents all 6 weeks: $595
Per week: $100
WHAT TO BRING:
Each child must bring a lunch & a snack each day, a bathing suit, appropriate clothing, sunscreen, sun-glasses, and a water bottle. Clothing should be marked. PLEASE DO NOT BRING: Personal stereos or electronic games or a bad attitude. This program encourages children to interact with each other and the environment.
All disciplinary matters will be handled by the staff and program director, and more serious problems will be brought to the attention of the Camp Director. Children may be removed from the program if the situation warrants. This is necessary to maintain a quality program for the benefit of all participants.
Children should be pre-registered at the Parks and Recreation Office at the Snow Bowl. In order to register, the necessary registration form & permission slip, along with the program fee must be submitted. The permission slip will cover all activities and trips during the 6 week program.
A final schedule calendar will be provided at the beginning of the Program. Generally, the program runs as follows: (click below to download schedule)
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays:
Activity takes place at the Snow Bowl, and the immediate area. There is a full schedule of outside activities as weather permits, and includes such activities as hiking, archery, croquet, tennis, canoeing, horseshoes, tetherball, volleyball, and other special activities. Field Games include softball, soccer, kickball, touch football, capture the flag, foursquare, etc. Arts & Crafts are also offered in the Lodge.
Tuesdays and Thursdays:
These are trip days, to beaches, parks including: Lake St. George, Birch Point Beach, Damriscotta Lake, Isleboro, Fort Knox. Maine Discovery Museum, and etc.
Many different types of activities will be offered. Our goal is to provide experiences that each camper will enjoy and provide the opportunity to grow, learn and have fun. The Camden-Rockport Area has a lot to offer, and we will be setting up special activities in which campers can explore the uniqueness of this area.