On the campus of Colby College. Ages 9-16. 2 or 4 weeks. Professional instruction (mature teaching staff), 1st class facilities in visual, performing, culinary arts and more. Dorm living and Colby College food service (an emphasis on locally grown). Creative campers find a summer home, within a small camp community!
Maine Arts Camp Philosophy
We take great pride in providing a small, nurturing camp community with a maximum of 100 campers per session. Maine Arts Camp is a place where children and teens feel comfortable expressing their creativity while meeting likeminded kids. Because campers receive a lot of personal attention from our exceptional staff (many teachers and professionals), they grow in extraordinary ways that help them lead happy, meaningful and productive lives. This includes improving social skills, learning to make decisions, becoming more resilient, and gaining other character-building tools.
Summer Camp Activities - usually about 45 which include the following:
Acting/Directing, Metal Jewelry, Cartooning/anime, Stained Glass, Baking, International Cuisine, Drawing, Painting, Musical Theater, Kayaking/Canoeing, Tennis, Film Editing, Narrative Film, Film Photography, Robotics, Rocketry, Creative Writing, Pottery, Sewing, Needle Felting, Hip Hop, Jazz, Modern/Contemporary, Zumba, Yoga, Science and more!
At Maine Arts Camp, campers choose their schedules before camp starts. This enables us to keep class sizes small and campers able to get into activities they want. Campers take 10 activities, with 5 every other day, so activities stay fresh and interesting.
Cost and Session Information
2 or 4 week sessions:
2 weeks ($3800):
4 weeks ($6800)
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I am writing to thank you and all the staff at Maine Arts Camp for making Dylan’s first sleepaway camp experience absolutely wonderful! He had a truly amazing time, and has hardly stopped talking about it. He loved all his activities, and thought his counselors and instructors were great. It is clear from the showcase and all his artwork and writing that he learned so much from his teachers (and seems to have had a lot of fun doing so!). It really is amazing what is accomplished in such a short time. He is now a big fan of Sweeney Todd, and has spent much of the last week listening to songs from the show and explaining the story line and plot to anyone who will listen. We are now going to try to get tickets for the off-broadway production in NYC. He loved working with Kris, and has realized that he really likes doing musical theatre. I knew he would, and so he plans on getting involved in some local theatre groups over the fall and winter. As a parent, I really appreciated the guest blogs, keeping us up to date on the goings on at camp. I also appreciated the camper letters from Carver. They were thoughtfully written and very informative. Dylan is missing the friends he made, and the staff, and is already looking forward to next summer. Thanks for everything! Enjoy your remaining time at Colby. Best, Kim
Hi Rick~ Thank you so much for sharing the news of Maddy's experience at Camp! She looked forward to going back there all year long and it sounds like all her hope and dreams for attending again were fulfilled!! Yes she is very creative and spends a great deal of time drawing but it must have been so nice for her to have so many other people with the same talents and creativity to share with! Thanks so much for everything and we look forward to seeing you again next year in your new college~ maybe next year I will finally be able to drive up up and get to finally meet everyone!!! Thanks,Again, Leslie
Chloe had such a wonderful time. She wants to make sure I sign her up for next year right away so she can be sure she goes and doesn't lose her spot! And she wants to stay for five weeks. It was the time of her life! Thank you all so much for creating this wonderful place for the kids. It is unique to find a place with so much love, positive energy, and creativity.