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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!

List of 8 items.

  • Art of Seeing Summer Course | Dates: June 18-29

    Dates: June 18-29
    Cost: $500
    Grades Entering: 9-12*
    Hours: 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

    The Art of Seeing is a foundations studio art class where student artists of all levels are encouraged and challenged to learn how to see and work as artists. In this two-week studio art class, students learn and explore the elements of art and the principles of design through a series of visual art projects and hands on experiences making art. This summer class is equivalent to our Art of Seeing course offered during the academic school year and therefore allows art students to move on to take art electives during the school year. *Open to Berwick Academy students entering Grade 9-12.

    Contact: Raegan Russell | rrussell@berwickacademy.org
  • Little Adventurers Nature Camp | June 18-22 FULL

    Dates: June 18-June 22
    Please note, this camp is now FULL.

    Camp Kiddos: Entering Kindergarten & Entering 1st Grade students
    Price: $165/wk
    Camp Hours: 8:30-1:00 (Extended day 1:00-3:00: $12/hr please see Meghan O’Leary for details)
    Contact: Meghan O’Leary moleary@berwickacademy.org
    Sign Up Deadline: May 15
    Little Adventurers Nature Camp

    Nature is the best playground! It is critical that children know how to appreciate the beauty of the outdoors, utilize the land’s natural resources, and experience playing and creating in nature everyday. Berwick Academy has the very best campus and land for adventuring, so why not use it!? This camp is geared towards fostering children’s enthusiasm for outdoor exploration. Our youngest children need to get dirty, build, create with natural resources, play in the woods, and explore the wonders of the outdoors.

    Everyday, campers will use their imaginations to play games, build forts, and make art outside. We will make natural boats to float in streams, look for frogs, and play in the mud. Campers will have time each day to reflect on their outdoor experiences by journaling. Children will also be exposed to the wonders of growing and maintaining vegetables in our very own Lower School greenhouse. We will help to clean up and plant in our LS garden, so when we come back in the fall we have some bountiful plants to harvest.

    Campers will need to bring: their adventurous spirits, comfortable clothes, sneakers or hiking boots, bagged lunches, water bottles, and sunscreen.
  • 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
  • Dance Camp | June 25-29

    Dates: June 25 - June 29
    Times: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Entering pre K - 3)
    9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Entering gr. 3 - 10)

    Students entering grade 3 may stay the whole day with camp director permission.

    All Campers will conclude their day at 12 p.m on June 29th

    Grades: Entering pre K-10
    Cost: $125 - Half day; $225 - Full Day
    The BA Dance Camp will offer a variety of dance technique and composition classes. Technique classes will be in modern, ballet and jazz with explorations in hip-hop, lyrical, contemporary and musical theater.

    The dancers will explore the tools of composition, resulting in the opportunity to choreograph a group piece. Campers will be grouped by both age and skill level. Water games and craft activities are part of the fun! Older students will enjoy a beach trip or pool trip off campus on an afternoon to be decided. The week will culminate in an informal student performance, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm on June 29th with family and friends invited as audience members.

    Other: Bring towel, dance clothes (leggings, shorts, comfortable shirt, leotard and tights are all acceptable), socks, dance shoes (ballet and/or jazz), bathing suit, water, snack, lunch (for full day campers), and change of clothes.

    Contact : Sasha Malone

  • Rising Generations Lacrosse School: Boys Full-Day Skills Camp | June 25-28

    Dates: June 25-28
    Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Location: Berwick Academy
    Grades: Boys entering grades 5-8
    Cost: $275
    This four-day camp is designed for the lacrosse player looking to take his individual skills to the next level through intense small group instruction. The camp is staffed by high quality and experienced coaches.

    Director: Bill Clapp: Head Boys Varsity Lacrosse coach at Berwick Academy, US Lacrosse National Trainer
    Assistant Director: Sean Houlahan: Head Varsity coach at St. Thomas Aquinas School, former college player at Boston College

    Contact: Bill Clapp bclapp@berwickacademy.org
  • Rising Generations Lacrosse School: Boys Fundamentals Camp | June 25-28

    Dates: June 25-28
    Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Location: Berwick academy
    Grades: Entering 3-5  
    Cost: $175
    This four-day morning only camp is designed for the beginner and intermediate player who is looking to master the fundamentals and advance to position and team play.
    Director: Bill Clapp: Head Boys Varsity Lacrosse coach at Berwick Academy, US Lacrosse National Trainer
    Assistant Director: Sean Houlahan: Head Varsity coach at St. Thomas Aquinas School, former college player at Boston College

    Contact: Bill Clapp at bclapp@berwickacademy.org
  • 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.  

     
  • K-8 Co-Ed Basketball Camp | July 24-27

    Grades: Entering K-8
    Date: July 24-27
    Time: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    Price: $275 includes lunch
    The Bulldog Basketball Camp offers the chance for athletes to learn the most up to date skills, develop leadership and improve their basketball IQ. Each day athletes will have the opportunity to listen to guest speakers consisting of local coaches, collegiate players and professional athletes who will speak about what it takes to become a better basketball player.

    Campers will need to bring: Athletic clothing (shorts, basketball sneakers, and a short sleeve shirt) and a water bottle. Lunch will be provided.

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.