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Summer Camps

Summer Camp Registration Now Open

Ready for summer? We are! Scroll down to browse all the Summer on the Hilltop offerings coming in 2023. Or, download and print a PDF of the summer brochure and start planning your summer vacation. Find the perfect camps? Reserve your spot today!
New for Summer 2023:
More Weeks/Sessions of BASE CAMP - Pre-K 4 - Grade 3: We are adding two more weeks of BASE Camp (six weeks total) and inviting more campers (up to rising third graders) this summer. 
Offsite Camps: We’re excited to partner with Liquids Dreams Surf Shop, The Links at Outlook, The Center for Wildlife, Great Heights Stable, Kittery Point Yacht Club, and other organizations on amazing camps that meet at their locations throughout the Seacoast of NH/ME. Registration is still with Berwick Academy, but the fun happens at their locations!
If you have any questions, please contact Margot Harrington, Director of Auxiliary Programs at mharrington@berwickacademy.org.

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  • Policies

    Camp Registration
    Registration requires payment in full by credit card or eCheck to guarantee your camper’s enrollment in a camp(s). Campers will be permitted to begin camp only after registration and full payment is completed through CampBrain.
    Early Bird Registration
    We will be offering a 10% early bird discount on registration rates from the day registration opens until the end of business day January 31. These prices are currently reflected in the brochure. On February 1, camp rates will increase.
    Grades listed for each program are the grades that youth will be entering for the 2023-24 school year. Ages listed for each program are the ages a child must be by the time the camp is starting.
    Please pay by credit card(Visa, Mastercard, Discover) or eCheck. If circumstances require you to pay by other means or if you would like to set up a payment plan, please contact Margot Harrington, Director of Auxiliary Programs at 207-384-6199 or margot.harrington@berwickacademy.org and we will work to- gether to have full payment by June 1. If you are registering after June 1, we require full payment at the time of registration.
    Payment Plans
    Payment plans can be created with as many installments as needed as long as full payment is received by June 1. You will not be able to complete registration and utilize a payment plan unless it has been approved and set up in advance, including having a credit card on file with Margot Harrington, Director of Auxiliary Programs. Please reach out via phone at 207-384-6199 or email at margot.harrington@berwickacademy.org if you would like to utilize a payment plan.
    With email notification to the Director of Auxiliary Programs, Margot Harrington (margot.harrington@ berwickacademy.org), families may withdraw a participant from a summer camp under the following scenarios:
    • Cancellation on or before April 1, 2023: You will receive a refund less 20% of the camp fee.
    • Cancellation on or before June 1, 2023: You will receive a refund less 50% of the camp fee.
    • Cancellation after June 1, 2023: No refund, proration, credit, or tuition reduction shall be given, regardless of the reason for canceling.
    Participants who commence a summer session late, depart early or miss days (whether due to violation of rules, for medical reasons, or at the election of the camper or family) will not receive any refund, proration, credit, or tuition reduction. This includes before care, lunch coverage, after care and busing.

    Berwick Academy reserves the right to cancel any camp due to under-enrollment or unforeseen circumstances. Participants will be given the choice of selecting another camp or receiving a full refund of paid fees.

    In the event that Berwick Academy summer camps are not able to operate due to state regulatory requirements in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, fees will be prorated and refunded.
    When first-choice camps are not available upon application, a waitlist is available for each camp. Participants are accepted from the waitlist based on open space and will be notified by telephone and/or email if and when space becomes available. We cannot guarantee any movement from the waitlist, and families enter the waitlist at their discretion.
    Late Registration
    Online registration will close at 3 p.m. on the Monday prior to the camp starting. If you would like to register after that time, and there are still spaces available, you must contact Margot Harrington, Director of Auxiliary Programs, at 207-384-6199 or margot.harrington@ berwickacademy.org. There will be a $25 late fee per camp registration. Registration is not complete until the Director has confirmed this with you. You may not show up on the first day of the camp to drop off your child and/or register.
    Financial Assistance
    Payment plans and limited financial assistance may be available upon request. Please reach out to Margot Harrington, Director of Auxiliary Programs at 207-384-6199 or margot.harrington@berwickacademy.org for more information.
    Emergency Care Plans/Medications While at Camp
    If your camper has a medical diagnosis of asthma, diabetes, a seizure disorder or an allergy that requires emergency medications, we require a care plan in order for them to attend. Please email a care plan from their primary care provider to the camp nurse at campnurse@berwickacademy.org.  If a care plan is not provided to the camp nurse by April 15, your camper will not be able to attend.  If you register after April 15, we will need your emergency care plan within two weeks of registration.
    If your child requires a daily prescribed medication, we also require a care plan in order for them to attend and the nurse to dispense medication.  Please email a care plan from their primary care provider to the camp nurse at campnurse@berwickacademy.org.  If a care plan is not provided to the camp nurse by April 15, your camper will not be able to attend.  If you register after April 15, we will need your emergency care plan within two weeks of registration.
    ***Please note that off site camps do not have a nurse on duty who is able to dispense prescribed and over the counter medications (aside from epi pens), though there will be staff on site that are CPR/First Aid certified. 
    General Behavioral Policy
    All participants are expected to follow general rules of behavior, including respecting themselves, others, the School property, equipment, or materials.

    Berwick Academy does not tolerate behaviors that do not promote the best experience for all participants and staff. We expect that the following major rules will be consistently followed by all participants:
    • No fighting or physical violence
    • No bullying, teasing, or making fun of other participants
    • No inappropriate language
    • No endangering the health and safety of other participants or staff
    • No inflicting self-harm
    • No damaging or stealing property
    Please Note: No refunds or proration of tuition will be issued for dismissals resulting from a behavioral issue or violation of auxiliary program rules.

    With respect to all other behavior issues by any participant, the School will take appropriate action to address such behavior and will engage the guardian as necessary to ensure that the participant addresses the issue. The School reserves the right to dismiss any participant who consistently fails to respect themselves, others, the School property, equipment, and materials.
    COVID-19 Protocols
    Based on current best practices for being in person on campus, campers/staff will not be required to mask. We recognize that CDC guidelines may change by the summer and will communicate if our masking policy changes.

    We do our best to remain open and follow an indoor schedule on rainy days. In the event of a natural disaster, such as a hurricane or tornado, the campus will be closed. No refunds or tuition proration shall be issued in the event of such a closure. We will notify you if make-up days can be arranged.
    Nut “Aware” Campus
    We maintain a nut “aware” campus. We ask faculty, staff, and families to leave peanut and tree nut-containing foods and products off campus to help ensure our nut-allergic community’s safety.
    Sunscreen & Bug Spray on Site
    Campers should pack their own labeled sunscreen and bug spray each day. In the event that they do not have it with them, we will provide Coppertone KIDS Sunscreen Continuous Spray SPF 50 and OFF! Family Care Insect & Mosquito Repellent. If your child cannot have these applied to their skin, please notify the camp nurse at campnurse@berwickacademy.org prior to the summer starting.
    Sick Camper Protocol
    Please keep your camper home if they have any symptoms of illness. If any camper develops symp- toms of illness while at camp, they will be separated from others, asked to mask and be brought to the nurse’s office for evaluation. The nurse will reach out with further information, as well as if your camper needs to be picked up early. When a camper is sent home for symptoms of illness, you will work with the nurse to make a plan for the camper’s return following Maine CDC and DHHS guidelines.
    Relevant Information About The Participant
    It is essential that parents/guardians communicate and promptly disclose to Berwick Academy Summer Camps any details that may affect the camper’s experience at camp, including but not limited to, the participant’s learning styles, medical conditions, behavioral challenges, and emotional needs. Please report such information to Margot Harrington, Director of Auxiliary Programs and notify the School of any changes throughout the camper’s time at Berwick Academy.
    Reasonable Accommodations
    Our summer camp environment requires campers to be comfortable and independent in a very active and social environment. Parents/guardians of prospective campers should contact the Director of Auxiliary Programs, Margot Harrington before registering for camp to determine if the camps will meet their child’s needs and to request reasonable accommodations. We will make reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable law. To request reasonable accommodations, please contact Margot Harrington, Director of Auxiliary Programs at mharrington@berwickacademy.org.
    Toilet Training
    All campers must be toilet-trained in order to attend camp and be able to independently use the restroom. Pull-ups are not permitted. The Berwick Academy Summer Camp staff are aware that our youngest campers may have the occasional bathroom ‘accident.’ Camp directors handle this situation with sensitivity and care. We ask that campers have a change of clothes on hand.
    Late Pick-Up Fee
    A late fee of $15 per fifteen minutes will be applied to any account for campers picked up late after a camp/extended day has ended. The camper will be placed in after care for pick up if it is a camp that ends at 3 p.m.

    Electronic Devices (phones, smart watches, tablets, etc)
    Camp directors, nurses, and staff use cell phones to communicate as a team throughout the summer and in case of emergencies. Otherwise, the use of electronic communication devices is prohibited during the camp day. Campers who bring such devices to camp, except as specifically requested for use within a camp program, will be asked to turn off the device during the camp day. Campers who are not able to adhere to this policy will be asked to turn in their device until the end of the camp day.

    Parents/guardians are asked to report an absence as soon as possible by emailing Margot Harrington, Director of Auxiliary Programs at mharrington@berwickacademy.org or calling the office (and leaving a message) at 207-384-6199. Campers who are being picked up early or arriving late by parents/guardians, or being picked up/ dropped off by another adult, who is not on their approved dismissal list, must provide advanced notice via email or a call to Margot Harrington. If an individual not on the approved list is picking up a camper, they must have an ID on them and/or they can be added to your CampBrain approved pick up list.
    All campers riding the bus for Summer on the Hilltop must be at least 5 years of age. If a camper requires a booster seat, the parent/guardian must provide the seat each day the camper is riding the bus. It is the family’s responsibility to collect the booster seat each day. The bus driver provides a safe experience and we ask the same of the campers. If a camper is misbehaving on the bus, the driver will notify Margot Harrington, Director of Auxiliary Programs and she will follow up with the family accordingly. We reserve the right to cancel the use of the summer bus without a refund if a camper’s behavior challenges the safety of the driver and fellow riders. 


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  • Metalsmithing | Grades 6+ | June 12-16 & July 10-14

    The resin is a medium with a wide range of color possibilities and tons of creative applications. The studio metalwork includes sawing, hammering, stamping, filing, and sanding. Basic construction methods and workshop safety will also be covered. Campers will make pendants, earrings, keychains, and magnets incorporating bottle caps, paint, toy parts, and other found objects. You will be amazed at what you can create with these simple materials! No prior jewelry/metalsmithing experience is required!

    1Mon-FriJune 12-1612-3pm6+Sara Dulong Apsey$328
    2Mon-FriJuly 10-149 a.m.-12 p.m.6+Sara Dulong Apsey$328
  • Wheel Throwing Ceramics | Grades 6+ | June 12-16

    This workshop will teach basic wheel throwing, clay skills, and glazing techniques for novice or experienced artists. Campers will receive their pieces following the camp as they will need to be fired upon the week’s completion.

    Mon-FriJune 12-169 a.m.-12 p.m.6+Teaya Fitzgerald$328
  • Storybook Theater | Grades K-2 | June 20-23

    Campers will use their creativity and teamwork skills to bring a storybook to life. Get ready for improv games, costume design, and a live performance for friends and family!

    Tue-FriJune 20-239 a.m.-3 p.m.K-2Guinevere Hilton and Berwick Academy Theater Enthusiasts$417
  • Young Hollywood: Art of Stop Motion | Grades 2-5 | June 20-23

    Ever wanted to direct a film? This is your chance to learn about and practice the art of animation through hands-on play. Young directors will create animations and learn how to brainstorm, write scripts, and more. A red carpet celebration presenting everyone’s short films will conclude the program.

    Tue-FriJune 20-239 a.m.-3 p.m.2-5Sages Entertainment$583
  • Adventures in Photography | Grades 6-9 | June 20-23 & July 31-Aug. 4

    Don’t miss this week of photo adventures! Each day we’ll travel to one or more destinations to explore and photograph a variety of subjects, from woods and seacoast to small towns and cities. Each day will have themes and objectives that push you to expand your style and compositional skills. You’ll experiment with the manual photography settings on your phones and on personal digital cameras. You’ll leave with a handful of printed photographs and an option to frame your best work. Please note that this program uses Berwick Academy vehicles daily and will travel rain or shine. Students should bring: Phone/digital camera, lots of snacks, lunch, water bottle, comfortable shoes (as we’ll be walking all day), and rain jackets (if necessary).

    1Tue-FriJune 20-239 a.m.-3 p.m.6-9Lisa Long$444
    2Mon-FriJuly 31-Aug 49 a.m.-3 p.m.6-9Lisa Long$528
  • Explorations with Mixed Media | Grades 6-9 | June 26-30

    Join this mixed-media workshop to learn new techniques, incorporate mixed-media materials into your artwork, and expand your art skills. Mixed-media elements will include drawing and painting materials, wire, beads, boxes, weaving, photos, text, and much more!

    Mon-FriJune 26-309 a.m.-3 p.m.6-9Lisa Long$444
  • FC Academy Filmmaking Camp | Grades 5-9 | June 26-30

    At this camp, youth can bring their creative ideas to fruition in a fun, collaborative, and exciting environment. Campers will learn skills in scriptwriting, storyboard sketching, character development, improvisation, and camera skills. Together, the group will write, shoot, and edit a film in a genre of their choosing. Youth will learn to edit their films using professional editing software like Adobe Premiere. All final projects are eligible for submission to the Boston International Kids Film Festival in November 2023. There will be a screening on Friday afternoon for friends and family!

    Mon-FriJune 26-309 a.m.-3 p.m.5-9FC Academy$528
  • Comic Creatives | Grades 2-8 | July 17-21

    Have you ever wondered how superheroes in comic books are made? When reading a webcomic, have you ever thought, “I wish I could do that.” Young artists in Comic Creatives will learn everything there is to know about the creation of comics, from start to finish. Additionally, they’ll produce their own comic book with unique characters and illustrations to share with their family and friends.

    Mon-FriJuly 17-219 a.m.-3 p.m.2-8Sages Entertainment$599


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  • Forest Fairies & Gnomes | Pre-K (age 4) | June 12-16

    We will explore the wooded areas on Berwick Academy’s campus! During this exploration, children will gather natural materials to build homes for fairies and gnomes. We will also hear a few stories about the folklore of fairies and gnomes. Come be creative outdoors with us!

    Mon-FriJune 12-161-3 p.m.Pre-K (age 4)Cassidy Smith$194
  • Aspiring Fashionistas | Grades 3-5 | June 26-30

    In this stylish program, campers gain knowledge of the fashion industry and develop skills in fashion design, fashion marketing, fashion journalism, and branding. Campers develop sketching skills, explore popular brands, analyze industry trends (e.g. athleisure), design various articles of clothing, define their own brand, explore careers in fashion, and more!

    Mon-FriJune 26-309 a.m.-3 p.m.3-5SPARK Business Academy$472
  • Sign Language Camp | Grades 4-10 | July 5-7

    Have your child explore the world of American Sign Language! There will be story time and play with the language allowing campers to use their whole bodies to explore ASL. There will be hands-on crafts and activities while exploring parts of campus and learning the words from the world around us.

    Wed-FriJuly 5-71-3 p.m.4-10Jessie Harley$222
  • My First Lemonade Stand | Grades 1-4 | July 10-14

    Let’s sell lemonade! Campers become young “lemonade entrepreneurs” and learn how to make yummy lemonade and earn money selling it! From designing marketing flyers to estimating profits to experimenting with recipes, campers have fun all week while developing business savvy. As a hopeful showcase event, campers launch the lemonade stand on Friday to raise money for a charity they select!

    Mon-FriJuly 10-149 a.m.-3 p.m.1-4SPARK Business Academy$472
  • My First Food Truck | Grades 4-8 | July 24-28

    Campers select a food theme, choose an ideal location, identify target customers, design appealing menus, and form a comprehensive business plan covering strategy, marketing, operations, and finance, including capital raising needs. Activities include drafting mission statements, setting prices, estimating expenses, and learning key financial metrics. This camp offers a tasty way to develop business savvy! Note: no food is handled at camp.

    Mon-FriJuly 24-289 a.m.-3 p.m.4-8SPARK Business Academy$472
  • CSI South Berwick | Grades 4-6 | July 25-27

    Have you always wanted to become a detective and find yourself watching every episode of CSI? Now is your chance to do everything from fingerprinting to assessing the crime scene. You will get the tools to put the clues together. Bring your sharp mind, intuition, and keen observation skills. If your child is also registered for the morning basketball camp, they can sign up for the lunch break, and then we will transport them in a Berwick Academy vehicle to the South Berwick police station. Parents/Guardians will need to pick them up from the police station at the end of the program.

    Tue-ThuJuly 25-271-4 p.m.4-6South Berwick Police DeptSouth Berwick Police Officers$250
  • Chinese Language and Culture Immersion Camp | Grades 6-9 | July 31-Aug 4

    This camp will be focusing on learning five basic topics about the Chinese language and culture. Each camper will be learning how to greet, count, name colors, name food materials, and talk about sports in Mandarin. Fun activities include Chinese calligraphy, brush painting, making dumplings, paper cutting, and making kites. By the end of the week, you will feel like you just had a short trip to China!

    Mon-FriJuly 31-Aug 49 a.m.-3 p.m.6-9Jufen Rui$417
  • Horsemanship Camp at Great Heights Stable | Grades 3-8 | Multiple Weeks

    Spend a week learning about horses—from safe handling skills, leading, and grooming to playing, caring for, and training. This is a hands-on, highly engaging activity-based camp that focuses on horses’ senses and behavior. Every day we will do tons of playing with the horses, pony, and donkeys as we learn how to enrich their lives and ensure their health. Campers wear close-toed shoes, long pants/leggings, and any other appropriate layers to accommodate the different weather and bugs we get on a Maine farm. Drop off and pick up is at Great Heights Stable in Berwick. This camp will be instructed by the Great Heights Stable staff and is available for Grades 3-8.

    1Mon-FriJune 12-169 a.m.-3 p.m.3-8Great Heights Stable, Berwick, MEGreat Heights Stable$533
    2Tue-FriJune 20-239 a.m.-3 p.m.3-8Great Heights Stable, Berwick, MEGreat Heights Stable$444
    3Mon-FriJune 26-309 a.m.-3 p.m.3-8Great Heights Stable, Berwick, MEGreat Heights Stable$533
    4Mon-FriJuly 10-14Unavailable3-8Great Heights Stable, Berwick, MEGreat Heights Stable$0
    5Mon-FriJuly 17-21Unavailable3-8Great Heights Stable, Berwick, MEGreat Heights Stable$0
    6Mon-FriJuly 24-289 a.m.-3 p.m.3-8Great Heights Stable, Berwick, MEGreat Heights Stable$533
    7Mon-FriJuly 31-Aug 49 a.m.-3 p.m.3-8Great Heights Stable, Berwick, MEGreat Heights Stable$533

Sports & Recreation

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  • Outlook Summer Golf Academy | Grades 2-12 | June 5-8 & June 12-15

    Summer camps are designed to pique the interest of potential new golfers and offer experienced golfers the instruction they need to improve. Half-day campers will have the opportunity to play a few holes on the golf course to practice their skills. Full day camp is a wonderful way for our campers to enjoy a comprehensive day of golf instruction and lunch will be provided. Outlook will provide all equipment for participants. Coach Michael Corriveau is certified as a USGTF and WGTF teaching professional. He has a great deal of experience coaching local high school players, as well as competitive junior players. Drop off/pick up will be at Outlook.

    1Mon-ThuJune 5-812*-3 p.m.2-12The Links at OutlookMike Corriveau and Outlook staff$417
    2Mon-ThuJune 12-159** a.m.-3 p.m.4-12The Links at OutlookMike Corriveau and Outlook staff$611

    *11:30 a.m. on the first day
    **8:30 a.m. on the first day

    What Level Of Golf Do I Choose For My Camper?
    The half- and full-day Golf Academy is intended for golfers who have had some previous golf instruction (including from a parent/adult) and/or have prior experience playing on a golf course. Beginners who have experience playing other sports and are interested in trying golf are encouraged to select the half-day program. The goal of the Golf Academy is for all participants to feel comfortable at their individual skill level.
  • Surf Camp | Grades 5-8 | June 5-8

    Surf Camp will be offered at our Long Sands Beach surf shop in York. Campers will be provided with all surf equipment, including a wetsuit. Surf Camp will include the following activities: surfing, boogie boarding, body surfing/swimming. Stand Up Paddling availability will be assessed by instructors based on daily conditions. Spots are limited so don’t miss out on registering early. Drop off/pick up is at Liquid Dreams Surf Shop in York.

    Mon-ThuJune 5-810 a.m.-12 p.m.5-8Liquids Dreams, YorkLiquid Dreams Surf Shop$389
  • Multisport Camp | Grades 2-5 | June 12-16

    Multisport participation is an opportunity for kids to try new sports, get some great exercise, and have lots of fun with their peers! Every day, campers will play tennis, basketball, floor hockey, soccer, group games, and more. Basic athletic skills that are transferable to all sports will be the focus, along with teamwork, kindness, and a positive attitude. Sessions will run both indoors and outdoors and take place rain or shine. Get ready to cool off in the sprinkler too!

    1Mon-FriJune 12-169 a.m.-3 p.m.2-3Corey Lawson & Berwick Camp Counselors$444
    2Mon-FriJune 12-169 a.m.-3 p.m.4-5Corey Lawson & Berwick Camp Counselors$444
  • Yoga & Mindfulness Adventure Camp | Pre-K (age 4)-Grade 5 | June 12-16

    This camp is all about exploring concepts such as kindness, honesty, generosity, balance, and gratitude through mindful movement, breath awareness, stories, songs, mindful crafts, and calming practices. Yoga mats are provided, but you’re welcome to bring your own.
    Mon-FriJune 12-169 a.m.-12 p.m.Pre-K (age 4)-1ChildLight Yoga$333

    What to Wear
    Please dress in comfortable clothes that allow for yoga-based movement. Add shorts under skirts or dresses. Layers are helpful for changes in temperature. Make sure that you wear good walking shoes or sneakers. We will be playing active games and may spend time outside in the courtyard.
  • Red Alert Skateboarding | Grades 3-9 | July 5-7

    Red Alert Skateshop offers an introduction to skateboarding program. Using our proven instruction method, the goal is to have participants skateboard in a controlled manner from point A to B by the end of our time together. Participants are encouraged to bring closed toed shoes, a water bottle, and snacks. Participants should bring their own skateboard, helmet, and pads. However, we will have some skateboards for some participants to use.

    1Wed-FriJuly 5-710 a.m.-12 p.m.3-5Red Alert Skateshop$250
    2Wed-FriJuly 5-710 a.m.-12 p.m.6-9Red Alert Skateshop$250
  • Berwick Biking Adventures | Grades 5-9 | July 10-13

    Looking to ride mountain bikes with friends this summer and learn some new skills on the trails? Mountain bike camp is the place for you. Join Berwick Biking Adventures at Stratham Hill Park for a fun-filled four mornings of riding bikes. We will be building skills on single-track trails, improving our technical riding over roots, rocks, and bridges, and maybe even getting a little air time. All riders must be willing and capable to ride their bike for two to three hours (with many breaks in between). All riders must have their own working mountain bike, properly fitting helmet, water, and any snack they may want during their session. This is a one-session camp. Each day we will ride the trail systems at Stratham Park. The rides will be a NO DROP, meaning we will stop and wait for the group to catch up at each trail intersection.

    Mon-Thu*July 10-139 a.m.-12 p.m.5-9Stratham Hill Park (drop off/pick up)Paul Henderson$306

    *Friday rain date
  • Bulldog Hoops Camp | Grades 2-9 | July 24-28

    The camp will be directed and led by the Berwick Academy varsity basketball coaches and assisted by an exciting group of varsity players. Campers will spend the week learning and refining foundational and advanced basketball skills/actions and leave with a better understanding of “how” to practice individually. We will be utilizing a mix of challenging drills, fun games, and half-court/full-court gameplay. We will discuss themes like growth mindset and goal setting, and develop resilience through learning and growing within our sport. This camp is a must for basketball enthusiasts or any player looking to hone their skills in the off-season and  learn more about the game.

    1Mon-FriJuly 24-289 a.m.-12 p.m.2-5Coach Tim Bradley$278
    2Mon-FriJuly 24-289 a.m.-12 p.m.6-9Coach Tim Bradley$278
  • Take the Tiller at KPYC Sailing School | Grades 5-8 | Aug. 21-24

    Kittery Point Yacht Club’s Sailing School is offering a special four-day summer camp! Interested youth will be transported via motorboat from KPYC to a large float in the Portsmouth back channel to learn the ins and outs of sailing. This program is designed for youth who are ready to learn and practice fundamental sailing skills while gaining greater confidence skippering Vanguard 420s. Kids will be taught in sailing school boats with two to three per boat depending on skill level. The goal is to teach each sailor how to confidently control the tiller and sail simultaneously in order to handle the boats independently. Youth will learn sailing nomenclature, knot tying, boat rigging, boat handling, wind direction, water safety, and boat maintenance. Drop off/pick up will be at KPYC.

    All campers must pass a swim test to be held on the first day.  Each camper must bring a Coast Guard approved Type III life jacket (vest style). 

    Mon-ThuAug 21-249 a.m.-12 p.m.5-8Kittery Point Yacht Club, New Castle, NHKittery Point Yacht Club$417


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  • Clever Critters | K-Grade 2 | June 5-8

    Join us at the Center for Wildlife for four fun-filled half days. Campers will explore the animal kingdom with the help of the Center’s non-releasable animal ambassadors. Your campers will discover the great outdoors with the Center for Wildlife Environmental Educators. Focusing on a new animal each day, campers will hop, leap, and run to new adventures. Drop off/pick up will be at the Center for Wildlife.

    Mon-ThuJune 5-89 a.m.-12 p.m.K-2The Center for WildlifeThe Center for Wildlife$333
  • Eco Explorers | Grades 3-5 | June 12-16

    For our older crowd, this full-day camp will have campers out in the great New England wilderness. From the tiny insects to the mighty oak tree, we are going to explore it all. Campers will get the chance to nature journal all their discoveries and at the end of the week we will take a guided hike to the summit of Mt. Agamenticus. Drop off/pick up will be at the Center for Wildlife.

    Mon-FriJune 12-169 a.m.-3 p.m.3-5The Center for WildlifeThe Center for Wildlife$361
  • RC Adventure Workshop | Grade 6-9 | June 12-15

    In this edition of Berwick’s RC Adventure Workshop, participants will master the control of a ready-to-run 1/10 scale radio-controlled rock crawler (Redcat Everest-10), upgrade its handling with four-wheel steering and improved shocks/tires, and participate in the construction and testing of an epic crawler competition course. Campers will get to keep their RC cars.

    Mon-ThuJune 12-159 a.m.-3 p.m.6-9Marc Small$694
  • LEGO Robotics & Engineering | K-Grade 5 | June 26-30

    The next team sport for aspiring tech leaders and innovators is coding! Students will collaborate in teams to design, build, and program robots to solve challenges. Using LEGO® SPIKE Prime robots’ critical thinking and creativity, they will be challenged daily while having FUN!

    1Mon-FriJune 26-309 a.m.-3 p.m.K-2Sages Entertainment$599
    2Mon-FriJune 26-309 a.m.-3 p.m.3-5Sages Entertainment$599
  • Let's Build Rube Goldberg Machines! | Grades 2-9 | July 5-7

    The best thing a child can learn is that failure is part of life—you may not always get things the first time. It takes perseverance, patience, and effort. I teach the kids that we can learn from failure—we learn by trying again, we learn from each other, and we learn the importance of teamwork. Kids will learn who Rube Goldberg was and build, create, and design their own Rube Goldberg machines. This camp is all about engagement, problem-solving skills, and project-based learning. Kids will use blocks, dominos, cups, Bee-Bot robots, marble runs/tracks, magnets, KIBO robots, bouncy balls, make space materials, and much more. Come join me for hands-on building fun!

    Wed-FriJuly 5-71-3 p.m.2-8Kristin Spinney$222
  • STEAM Explorers Jr | Pre-K (age 4)-Grade 1 | July 5-7

    STEAM Explorers Jr. is perfect for children who want to create, question, experiment, and explore. We use stories, songs, and puppets to help introduce a concept, and then we’ll create a project based on what we’ve learned. Lots of tinkering, building, and playing will round out each day as we create rockets, program robots, and witness chemical reactions.

    Wed-FriJuly 5-79 a.m.-3 p.m.Pre-K (age 4)-1Sages Entertainment$381
  • The Art of Magic | Grades 2-8 | July 10-14

    Extraordinary FUN that makes great kids appear! Imagine a program where kids learn the art of magic from the best. It’s not just about tricks; at The Art of Magic, magicians-in-training learn how to feel confident and empowered every day. They’ll also reinforce those critical skills that go beyond the world of magic—like how to build relationships with others. Plus, practicing magic will help them grow in ways they didn’t know were possible! There will be FUN, magic, and games daily. High-quality magic props, top-secret file folders, surprises, and secret words to unlock bonus videos in the online vault round things out. Watch as your child grows and develops. Their communication skills will improve, they will learn how to interact with others, new friends will be made, and most importantly, they will have FUN. The week will culminate with a show for family and friends.

    Mon-FriJuly 10-149 a.m.-3 p.m.2-8Sages Entertainment$599
  • Game Design Arcade | Grades 2-8 | July 24-28

    We will explore coding fundamentals while we produce custom games, animations, and music. After learning about all aspects of a game design team, we will create groups and set off on the adventure to design, build, and program an original game. Game designers in this course will also showcase their games on Friday at our very own Arcade. Creating a game takes artists, coders, sound effect creators, and more… So which one will YOU be?

    Mon-FriJuly 24-289 a.m.-3 p.m.2-8Sages Entertainment$599
  • Little Inventors | Grades 1-4 | July 31-Aug. 4

    Are you ready to innovate? Get your creative juices flowing in this project-based program, where you will identify the need for an invention, think on your feet, and create real structures and solutions. Campers also learn about famous inventors and internalize how recent innovations improve our lives.

    Mon-FriJuly 31-Aug 49 a.m.-3 p.m.1-4SPARK Business Academy$472
  • STEAM Explorers | Grades 2-8 | July 31-Aug. 4

    Experience the world of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) in a week-long program centered on adventure and innovation. Participants will be guided through five jam-packed days of tinkering, building, experimenting, and designing. Coding, robots, bubbles, art, and so much more will be part of our daily themes. STEAM Explorers is perfect for children who want to create, question, experiment, and explore.

    Mon-FriJuly 31-Aug 49 a.m.-3 p.m.2-8Sages Entertainment$599


Join us for BASE Camp–Berwick Academy Summer Explorers! Each week will be filled with creativity, nature, outdoor play, games, sprinkler/water games, and MORE! There is something for everyone! Berwick Academy staff and counselors will be guiding safe and fun experiences, incorporating inside and outside time for playing and exploring, and using the Berwick Academy campus as an adventure map for discovery! Sign up for one week or multiple weeks as every week will bring new excitement, friends, and memories!

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  • BASE Camp Jr. | Pre-K (age 4) | Multiple Weeks

    Session 1Tue-FriJune 20-239 a.m.-3 p.m.Pre-K (at least age 4)Berwick Academy Staff & Counselors$389
    Session 2Mon-FriJune 26-309 a.m.-3 p.m.Pre-K (at least age 4)Berwick Academy Staff & Counselors$472
    Session 3Mon-FriJuly 10-149 a.m.-3 p.m.Pre-K (at least age 4)Berwick Academy Staff & Counselors$472
    Session 4Mon-FriJuly 17-219 a.m.-3 p.m.Pre-K (at least age 4)Berwick Academy Staff & Counselors$472
    Session 5Mon-FriJuly 24-289 a.m.-3 p.m.Pre-K (at least age 4)Berwick Academy Staff & Counselors$472
    Session 6Mon-FriJuly 31-Aug 49 a.m.-3 p.m.Pre-K (at least age 4)Berwick Academy Staff & Counselors$472

  • BASE Camp | K-Grade 1 | Multiple Weeks

    Session 1Tue-FriJune 20-239 a.m.-3 p.m.K-Grade 1Berwick Academy Staff & Counselors$389
    Session 2Mon-FriJune 26-309 a.m.-3 p.m.K-Grade 1Berwick Academy Staff & Counselors$472
    Session 3Mon-FriJuly 10-149 a.m.-3 p.m.K-Grade 1Berwick Academy Staff & Counselors$472
    Session 4Mon-FriJuly 17-219 a.m.-3 p.m.K-Grade 1Berwick Academy Staff & Counselors$472
    Session 5Mon-FriJuly 24-289 a.m.-3 p.m.K-Grade 1Berwick Academy Staff & Counselors$472
    Session 6Mon-FriJuly 31-Aug 49 a.m.-3 p.m.K-Grade 1Berwick Academy Staff & Counselors$472

  • BASE Camp Sr. | Grades 2-3 | Multiple Weeks

    Session 1Tue-FriJune 20-239 a.m.-3 p.m.Grades 2-3Berwick Academy Staff & Counselors$389
    Session 2Mon-FriJune 26-309 a.m.-3 p.m.Grades 2-3Berwick Academy Staff & Counselors$472
    Session 3Mon-FriJuly 10-149 a.m.-3 p.m.Grades 2-3Berwick Academy Staff & Counselors$472
    Session 4Mon-FriJuly 17-219 a.m.-3 p.m.Grades 2-3Berwick Academy Staff & Counselors$472
    Session 5Mon-FriJuly 24-289 a.m.-3 p.m.Grades 2-3Berwick Academy Staff & Counselors$472
    Session 6Mon-FriJuly 31-Aug 49 a.m.-3 p.m.Grades 2-3Berwick Academy Staff & Counselors$472

We're excited to partner with Tammy Jones of Doodlebugz Studio in Berwick for arts & crafts on campus as part of BASE Camp for all ages! Campers will get creative in a variety of mediums, using materials such as air dry clay, varying paint techniques, glass fusing and MORE!

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  • Before Care

    Need to get to work on time? Is your child an early bird and wants to play play play? Add morning extended day to your child’s camp week! Drop off is from 8-8:30 a.m. and we will get them to their camp on time!


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  • Lunch Break

    Looking to piece a morning and afternoon camp together for your child, or extend the fun by having lunch with friends? Let us provide supervision and playtime until 1 p.m. If your child is attending an afternoon session, we’ll make sure they get where they need to go. You pack the lunch, we bring the fun! You are also welcome to pick up your child in between camps for lunch and return for the afternoon session.


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  • After Care

    Need a little extra time at work or to run errands? Want us to really wear them out each day so they’ll sleep like a baby? Extend your child’s day following camp until 4 p.m.


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  • Bus Information

    Berwick Academy Summer on the Hilltop now offers convenient round-trip transportation throughout the Seacoast of New Hampshire and Maine. This service provides families with a convenient and reliable option when making plans for the summer. We recognize that putting your child on a bus requires a great deal of trust. When choosing to utilize our transportation service, you can be confident that we put your child’s safety first. Summer busing is open to campers age 5+. Please provide your own booster seat if needed. Before Care and After Care is not needed when using the busing service.

    PortsmouthC&J Park and Ride Overflow Lot in Pease | 185 Grafton Drive7:45a.m./4:30 p.m.
    Yankee Candle | 306 US-Route 1
    8:05 a.m./4:15 p.m.
    YorkHannaford | 5 Hannaford Drive8:15 a.m./4:05 p.m.


Berwick Academy

Berwick Academy, situated on an 80-acre campus just over one hour north of Boston, serves 550 students, Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 and Post-Graduates. Berwick students are from Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and several countries. 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.