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Youth + Family Programs
with Margot Kovach
This is a 3 hour class for children 10 -13 who may spend some time “ home alone “ until parents arrive home. Topics include: 1.Home Safety 2.Basic First Aid 3.Fire escape knowledge 4.Severe weather plans 5.Online Safety 6.Kitchen Safety 7.Healthy eating 8. When to call 911. Children should bring a snack. Registration fee is per child. Siblings discount available; call to register.
Family Fun Day
with Merrymeeting Staff
Merrymeeting will be hosting a special day at our center for families to enjoy with each other. Join us for a day packed with special activities including: ice cream cone printmaking, family bingo, scavenger hunt, and so much more. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Registration is FREE but required to participate.
Youth Sail Training for Middle School Students
with Alex Agnew
Learn to Sail a Cruising Boat! Accredited program in Nautical Science. Students will become part of the crew and learn all aspects of sailing a cruising boat including navigation, sail handling, anchoring, steering with a tiller, basic engineering, using an outboard, rowing a dinghy, weather prediction, watchstanding, route planning and safe operations. Daily schedule includes sailing, visiting islands by small boat, and learning in company with 6 students and 2 crew. Cost: $295 for 40 hour program. Program runs rain or shine.
AGES: 10-13. LOCATION: on board 23' keelboat (Pearson Ensign).
Polymer Clay Creations: Kids Camp
with Melissa Smith
Come learn, explore and create with Polymer Clay! Kids will be working with simple tools to create unique pieces. During this 3-day creative camp experience, they will learn to make geometric patterns by rolling, stacking and slicing polymer clay. They will be able to make jewelry, key chains, decorative lids for jars, and so many possibilities. All materials provided. No experience required. Camp runs 7/10, 7/11, & 7/12, from 9am-12pm each day. *Ages: 8-12. Instructor: Melissa Smith
Youth Sail Training for High School Students
with Alex Agnew
Learn to Sail a Tall Ship! Accredited program in Nautical Science. Students will become part of the crew and learn all aspect of sailing a tall ship including navigation, sail handling, culinary, anchoring, shiphandling, engineering, voyage planning, weather prediction, watchstanding and safe operations. Daily schedule includes sailing, visiting islands by small boat, and learning in company with 6 students and 2 crew. Licensed professional captain. Cost: $1,500 including meals and a berth for 5 days and 4 nights.
AGES 14-18. LOCATION: on board Schooner Sara Jane and SV Brightside. *One elective credit will be awarded to students by Mt. Ararat High School at the completion of the program.
The Living Universe Camp
with Andrew Edwards
Ever wanted to create your own world? Then join us for this magical week of immersive, creative, and innovative fun in this unique day camp experience. You and your fellow campers will take over Merrymeeting and construct your own living universe. What will you create? Will you construct soaring papercraft trees and convert our classroom into a magical forest, or will you build your very own space ship to explore a far away planet filled with the creatures of your wildest imagination? Come join us for this hands on, building camp that brings imagination to life through the magic of immersive play! *Ages: 8-12. Instructor: Andrew Edwards
Alice's Young Explorer's Camp
with Alice Bean Andrenyak
For one week, each morning, your child will be introduced to nature by learning some basic Registered Maine Guide skills. Throughout the week, they will practice using a compass, learning to identify different flora and fauna, starting a fire, cooking on a fire, tying knots, building shelters, and adapting to different weather conditions. They will create a nature notebook, keep daily logs and drawings, practice outdoor mindful experiences, and be guided by Master Maine Guide Alice Bean Andrenyak. Everyone should dress for the day's weather, bring a small backpack with water and nut-free snacks, pencils and markers, a hat, sunscreen, non-aerosol bug repellent, and their curiosity. *Ages: 8-12.
Eureka! Inventors Camp
with Amanda Cahoon
Recreate some of the most important & exciting inventions of all time! Overcome a series of inventing challenges, build Rube Goldberg machines, construct catapults, fabricate flying contraptions, design gizmo prototypes, use ingenuity to survive on a deserted island, build a light saber, and more! *For ages 6-12. Camp presented by Mad Science of Maine, and sponsored by Merrymeeting.