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Mad Science Homeschool Program: Ready, STEM, Go!

$105

with Mad Science of Maine

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 5, 2024 at 3:50 pm, runs for 8 weeks

In this program, children learn foundational science and find out how STEM is at work in the world around them! They learn about the animal kingdom, both on land and under the sea. They make mixtures and explore the science of motion and energy. They also discover the technology that powers our modern world. Classes: All About Animals, Energy Burst, Get Connected, Life in the Sea, Mix It Up, Moving Motion, Radical Robots, Super Power Sources. Program runs weekly on Fridays. *No Class: 4/19.

TWEEN! Creativity Art Camp

$120

with Melissa Smith

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 17, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Young creative minds unite, to explore sculpture, painting, and printmaking in this dynamic kids workshop. Students will be exposed to new art making techniques and encouraged to experiment and collaborate. This class is interactive and will have students moving and laughing while sharing their creative ideas with one another. We will end the camp with an artists exhibit where they will curate their work and display it for family and friends to see. All materials provided. No experience required. Camp runs 4/17, 4/18, & 4/19, from 9am-12pm each day. *For ages 8-12.

TEEN! Mixed Media Art Experience

$120

with Melissa Smith

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 17, 2024 at 12:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Unlock your artistic potential in this dynamic and engaging mixed media art experience designed specifically for teenagers! Exploring creativity invites young artists to embark on a journey of self-expression, experimentation, and discovery through a variety of artistic mediums. In this 3-day experience, students will explore the limitless possibilities of combining different artistic materials, techniques, and forms to create unique and visually compelling works of art. From traditional drawing and painting to unconventional materials like found objects, and fabric, participants will be encouraged to break boundaries and let their creativity soar. All materials provided. No experience required. Camp runs 4/17, 4/18, & 4/19, from 1230-330pm each day. For ages 13-17.

Bundle Bows & Arrows for Kids!

$45

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!

$165

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!

$245

with Deb Arter

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

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.

Full Course

Fencing Camp for Kids!

$225

with Midcoast Fencing Athletic Club

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 22, 2024 at 9:30 am, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on Aug 5, 2024

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

$325

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.





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