Camp Knickerbocker

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Hosted by the Boothbay Region and CLC YMCAs
Posted:  Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 8:45am

The Central Lincoln County (CLC) YMCA and the Boothbay Region YMCA are offering 10 weeks of an expanded summer camp experience to give kids and teens an active and healthy summer!

The Summer Camp program guide will be available online and at both Ys beginning next Monday, Feb. 26. Registration is online at your home Y’s website. Registration for Y members begins at 8 a.m. on March 5 and then opens to the general public at 8 a.m. on March 12. Camps run Monday-Friday from June 18-August 24.

Summer camps at the YMCA provide youth ages 3-14 with safe and exciting opportunities to explore, learn, create and discover the world around them. Under the guidance of caring, enthusiastic and trained staff, children will create lasting friendships and lifelong memories. From sports and swimming to arts and adventure, the YMCA camps span a broad range of interests, while focusing on developing young minds and bodies. The camps inspire campers to embrace the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility and challenge them to grow physically, mentally and spiritually. Staff are positive role models and will encourage campers of all ages to become better leaders, friends, and of course, have fun!

Summer camp offerings include Day Camp at Camp Knickerbocker, 157 Barters Island Road, Boothbay, with weekly activities that include beach play, swimming, kayaking and canoeing, field and court sports, arts and crafts, Baldwin Center Adventure Course, Exhilarating Playground and field trips to local venues and hiking preserves.

LIT and CIT programs will also run once again and provides leadership opportunities that prepare teens to not only become staff members at camp but to also become productive members and volunteers in their home communities. Participants work side by side with Camp Directors and Camp Staff to lead daily camp activities and will join forces with local organizations to volunteer in and around the community.

Campers grades 3-9 attending CLC’s popular Sailing Camp at Round Pond are sure to enjoy a fun-filled summer learning how to sail. The staff of experienced instructors will teach campers lifetime skills in a fleet of 14’ dinghies. No experience necessary, but kids should be comfortable in the water. Sailing Camp LIT program also available.

Scamper camp program is for youth entering Kindergarten. Campers enjoy the traditional day camp setting with participation in all Camp Knickerbocker has to offer.

Boothbay Critter Camp is designed to provide kids ages 3-4 socialization and educational growth through fun-filled activities focused on the unique developmental stages of preschool children. The program takes place at the BRYMCA Child Enrichment Center on the main Y campus. Campers will spend time on the natural playground and grow a garden, create art, go on picnics, play at the beach and park, learn about health and nutrition, play educational games, visit Camp K, go on exciting field trips, and more!

Summer Adventure Camp for Maine Explorers, ages 8-14, is for small groups exploring the best Maine has to offer: Fishing, Boating and Blazing Trails; Survivor Camp, Aqua Adventure; and Lighthouse & Beach Exploration.

The Y’s ever popular Music Theatre Camp for youth ages 6-12, offers two-week sessions focusing on all areas of the dramatic arts. Campers work in groups to learn acting and performing skills, theatre games, improved singing and dancing. Campers also enjoy traditional day camp activities like swimming and sports. Along with improving their theatre skills, campers will participate in the Theatre Olympics and rehearse and perform a fully staged Broadway Junior Musical!

Y-Arts Camps also include a new Maine Musical Movie Camp where kids ages 6-12 will work with staff to learn the musical, I Love Maine, by composer Joel Biron, and travel to locations around the state to film the various scenes. The session concludes with a selection of performances from the show and a preview of the movie. Broadway Babies for kids ages 3-6 is back again this session for a performance of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Music Video Camp, where youth ages 6-12 produce an outline, create choreography and film a music video. Two half-day Y-Arts camp offerings for youth ages 6-12 are Dance Camp, where kids explore various styles of dance all set to Broadway music, and Theatre Workshop which focuses on the many aspects of musical theatre—from dance to stage makeup to improv.

Boothbay specialty camps are held at Camp K and include half-day LEGO camp, Boating Camp, STEM Camp: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math and Swim Camp; full-day Archery/Riflery Camp. Boothbay Sports Camps at the Y include Football, Basketball, Tennis and Soccer.

CLC YMCA offers specialty camps at the Y in Damariscotta for Metal Detecting/Beach, Arts & Crafts, FARMS at the Y Cooking, LEGO camp and Geocaching. Sports camps include Tennis, Baseball, Softball, Gymnastics, Golf, Football and Soccer.

Download the 2018 Summer Camp Guide at your Y’s website or call for more information: ~ 563-9633 or ~ 633-2855.

The CLC and BR YMCAs are key collaborative leaders improving the quality of life for all by being the champion for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

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