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Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education


Bundle Bows & Arrows for Kids!


with Zack Rouda

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 13, 2024 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Humans have been hunting with bows and arrows for, at least, 60,000 years - six times longer than we have been building cities. Archery is surely a [nearly] global, ancient human skill, and humans have made bows out of wood, bamboo, horn, and other materials throughout the years. Learn to make a bundle bow! The bundle bow is a useful quick bow that can be made largely without the use of knives. All you need are a few sticks and some string to tie ‘em together. Bundle bows can be made to be very strong and accurate! We’ll cover arrow-making, in theory; everyone in the class will receive one factory-made arrow. ***Each child registered must be accompanied by an adult on the day of the workshop. Workshop fee is per child; accompanying adults have free entry.

Movie-Making Magic for Teens!


with Felicity Gibbs

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 14, 2024 at 3 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Do you have a story to tell? Turn it into a short movie. In this introductory 6 week filmmaking course for teens, we will take your story from inception to final project. Learn writing, editing, and how to pitch. This will be a collaborative and interactive experience that will take you from idea to a short film, using something as simple as your cell phone, or even a fancy camera. This will be a 100% fully ONLINE course with personalized one-on-one "check-in" sessions. The class will meet once a week as a group, online. All members of the class are encouraged to collaborate, assist as desired, and discuss with one another. While the instructor will be leading the course each week, there will also be one-on-one sessions with each participant (online). Access to a smartphone, computer or tablet is required for online participation. *For Ages 13-17 y/o.

Summer Kids Cooking Camp!


with Deb Arter

Calendar Next session starts Jul 22, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on Jul 22, 2024

Embark on a culinary adventure at our new Kids Cooking Camp! Day 1 kicks off with Honey Cornbread and a Big Salad, introducing young chefs to procedures, oven use, and teamwork. Each day unveils new skills like wok cooking, sauce-making, and even delves into the history of dishes. Join us for a week of delicious discoveries and kitchen mastery! All materials included. For ages 10-13 years old.

Fencing Camp for Kids!


with Midcoast Fencing Athletic Club

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 5, 2024 at 9:30 am, runs for 1 week

In this summer camp for beginners, kids ages 8-12 will learn the basics of fencing. Stance, footwork, and bladework will be introduced and explored, and these young fencers will enjoy time to test their skills against their classmates in real fencing bouts on electric pistes. We will take lots of water breaks, and enjoy fencing-related games during this week-long training session. All equipment will be provided. Please be sure each student arrives wearing long athletic pants (no shorts), has clean indoor athletic sneakers, a water bottle, and a packed lunch. En Garde!

Let’s Make It Up! Improv Theater Camp


with Elise Voigt

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 22, 2024 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

This camp experience will allow kids to create and tell their own stories over the course of a week. We will learn and use improv theater techniques and exercises to explore and express ourselves and flex our imagination, culminating in a showcase performance on the final day for friends and family. No experience necessary, just the courage to be on stage and skills for being silly. Elise Voigt is a trained actress and theater educator who has been working in the midcoast area for the last 15 years. Her love of theater and children perfectly combines to make meaningful and memorable moments for students and audiences alike. ***Ages 9-14.

Summer Science Camp: Junior Engineers Lab!


with Mad Science of Maine

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 19, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Put on your hard hat for this exciting week of Engineering Science. We’ll get wacky with aerodynamics, crazy with circuitry, radical with rockets, innovative with inventions, and mad with machines! In this thought provoking week, we will span the fields of Chemical, Aerospace, Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering. We start out the week exploring structures and learning about the role that the movement of air plays on simple flying devices. Children will spend a day learning the fundamentals of rocketry where they will build their own Aerospace rocket to take home. Children will use their construction skills by assembling and controlling fun machines like pulleys, levers, and catapults, and even robots! They finish out the week by experimenting with chemical engineering and inventing potential work-saving inventions of their own. Who knows, your child may be the next Edison! Please note: Camp is for ages 6-12 y/o.

Summer Animation Camp!


with Andrew Edwards

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 19, 2024 at 9:30 am, runs for 1 week

Come join us for a week of Animation! Bring your imagination to life with traditional frame by frame animation alongside cutting edge digital animation software. Learn from professional new media artist and educator Andrew Elijah Edwards and create your own custom animation project from start to finish while playing with the artform. Discover and explore the fundamental concepts behind professional animation techniques and explore the medium of moving image in this week long adventure!! ***Ages 13-17.

Summer Art Camp: Art Around the World!


with Jennifer Linskey

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 19, 2024 at 9:30 am, runs for 1 week

A loose theme of "Art Around the World" will be incorporated into this weeklong art camp. Not every project will be structured this way, but we’ll touch on the art of Egypt, Greece, Australia, England, Japan, China, and the U.S. It will still be a deep dive into art, but several of the projects will provide an opportunity to look at the incredible artwork of these cultures for inspiration. So when it makes sense, we will. During the week we’ll work from observation, imagination, and consider how dreams might come into our art pieces. No worries if you haven't had art for awhile, come join us for some art making fun! ***Ages 11-14.

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