Structured Elective Schedule

Campers take 10 activities each 2-week session. They choose their own activities before camp begins. In April, we send out activity sign-up sheet and descriptions for the upcoming summer. Most of our activities are offered every summer, but we mix in new ones so that campers can always try something new. By scheduling in advance, we can keep our class sizes small and continue to offer personalized instruction provided by experienced teachers and professionals. Campers enjoy creating their own schedules, exploring new interests and improving skills in activities they already love. With our creative offerings, we can help fill the void that is being created by a lack of funding for the arts available to many schools.

We offer about 60 activities each summer. Campers choose their top 17 activities, in order from 1-17. They generally get most of their top 10 choices. Some activities are double periods, so those activities take up 2 periods of each camper's schedule. We have 5 periods each day, alternating between A and B days. This keeps things fun and interesting so campers aren't repeating the same activities day after day.

Every 5th day (two times per 2 week session) we take a fun and relaxing trip, usually to a beautiful Maine State Park where campers can swim and spend time with friends.

 

Daily Schedule
Campers alternate between A & B days, taking 5 activities each day. Each activity period is 1 hour and 5 minutes long.

Wake Up: 7:00 am
Breakfast: 7:45 am - 8:25 am
Clean up: 8:30 am - 8:50 am
1st Period: 9:00 am - 10:05 am
2nd Period: 10:15 am - 11:20 am
Snack: 11:20 am - 11:40 am
3rd Period: 11:40 am - 12:45 pm
Lunch: 12:55 pm – 1:35 pm
Rest Period: 1:35 pm - 2:45 pm
4th Period: 2:50 pm - 3:55 pm
5th Period: 4:05 pm - 5:10 pm
Free Time: 5:15 pm – 5:55 pm
Dinner: 6:00 pm - 6:40 pm
Evening Activity: 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Closing Circle: 8:30 pm
Lights Out: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Sample Schedule
(This is a sample of what a schedule might look like. Each schedule is uniquely designed using the camper's activity choices.)

A-Day B-Day
Pottery Jazz dance
Baking Acting
Narrative Film Pinhole Camera
Tennis Yoga
Music Ensemble Watercolor Painting