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Summer Programs

Summer Programs at Berwick Academy offer a variety of fun and intriguing academic, sports, and enrichment programs for children entering Kindergarten through Grade 12 on the beautiful Berwick Academy campus in South Berwick, Maine. Most of our programs are open to non-Berwick students as well as current or entering Berwick students. 

We are in easy driving distance from many New Hampshire and Maine towns, including Portsmouth, Dover, the Hamptons, York, Kittery, and Kennebunk.

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Contact Us:
Ryan Feeley
rfeeley@berwickacademy.org
207-384-2164

2018 Camp Offerings *stay tuned, more to come!

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  • Innovator Development Camp | July 9-13

    Dates: July 9-13
    Times: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Grades: Entering 4-7
    Cost: $425, includes lunch and materials

    Innovator Development Camp takes place in the Inspiration Commons at Berwick Academy’s Jackson Library - a dynamic space where our community connects thru reading, writing, playing, designing, making and sharing.  At Innovator Development Camp, participants build confidence in the process of fabricating creative solutions to problems through laser cutting, 3D printing, coding, soldering, sewing, and/or old fashioned woodworking/crafting skills.  Each day kicks off with a collaborative design challenge where campers work in small teams to design and build structures to solve simple, fun problems (i.e. build a device out of paper to propel a ping pong ball forward, construct a parachute for a Star Wars action figure, or create a kinetic sculpture with hot wheels track and found objects).  Collaborative design challenges are followed by morning and afternoon workshops facilitated by Berwick teachers and upper school student mentors.  

    Workshops include…
    • Wright Stuff - design and test various flying contraptions
    • Strandbeests - build miniature models of Theo Jansen’s beests
    • Pinball Wizard - construct your own tabletop pinball machine
    • Robotics and Coding - practice programming Lego, Dash and Dot, Digital Sandbox and/or Hummingbird robotics equipment
    • Old School Electronics - learn to solder and make your own Simon game and electronic dice
    • Operation - create interactive board games with Scratch and Makey Makey
    • To the Moon... - explore the physics of air powered rockets by landing your craft on the moon target
    • Vinyl Timepiece - design and build your own clock using an old record as the backdrop
    • Fiber Arts and Needle Felting - practice your skills with a sewing machine or use wool to create unique fuzzy critters
    • DIY Buddha Board - get your zen on and use the laser cutter to create a canvas for water painting
    • Raingutter Regatta - explore the hydrodynamics and physics of model sailboats
    • Choose Your Own Adventure - use Twine to write and program creative stories with multiple endings
    • XYZ Studio - design and create a personalized storage box with Tinkercad, a 3D printer and a laser cutter
    Note: For planning purposes, campers will be asked to select their top 5 workshop choices when they register.

    The camp day concludes with flex time which may be used for quiet reading, project work in the Fabrication Studio, board game play in the Hub, or modeling and/or coding in the Design Classroom.  On the final afternoon, campers will host an open house where they will share their accomplishments with the community.  

     
  • Multi-Sports Camp | June 18-22

    Dates: June 18-22
    Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Location: Athletic facilities, and Dover pool
    Grades: Entering 2-8    
    Cost: $210
    Multi-sport participation enhances the playing level of a youth athlete, reduces the risk of overuse injuries, and can eliminate athletic burnout in later years. The focus of the instruction will be on teamwork and cooperation, along with sport skills and proper technique. Campers will experience games of tennis, basketball, soccer, baseball, softball, and floor hockey. Morning: Floor hockey, tennis, basketball, soccer, and group games. Afternoons: Sport and recreational activities, open swim at a local pool, and bowling at Dover Bowl on one day. Other: Campers will be going to Dover Bowl on Thursday for 2 hours and to a local swimming pool every afternoon. Please bring a towel, bathing suit, flip-flops, sneakers, sunscreen, a cooler with lunch and snacks, plenty of drinks and appropriate, comfortable clothes. Contact: Marilena Canuto mcanuto@berwickacademy.org207.384.2164

Serving Maine, The Seacoast of New Hampshire, and the North Shore of Massachusetts

Berwick Academy, situated on an 80-acre campus just over one hour north of Boston, serves 600 students, Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12, from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. Deeply committed to its mission of promoting virtue and useful knowledge, Berwick Academy empowers students to be creative and bold. Berwick strives to graduate alumni who shape their own learning, take risks, ask thoughtful questions, and come to understand and celebrate their authentic selves.  Founded in 1791 and rooted in a tradition of college preparation, our culture of innovation prepares students for a complex and dynamic world.