Welcome to the Waynflete SUMMER website! We offer engaging summer adventures for children living in or visiting Southern Maine. Our aim is to encourage playful exploration in an environment that reflects the resources of the Waynflete community and the expertise of a knowledgeable and attentive faculty. As a division of Waynflete, the Waynflete SUMMER philosophy and approach are grounded in the school’s core beliefs and mission statement.
Health and Safety: our current policy requires that all staff and campers (ages 5 years and older) be vaccinated or to provide a negative COVID-19 test result (non-rapid PCR test) within 72 hours of attending the first day of a program. Our policies are reviewed frequently and may be adjusted.
- Weekly and multi-week sessions
- Unique day programs for campers ages 4–15 years
- Two locations: Waynflete’s Main Campus in Portland’s West End and Waynflete’s outdoor sports complex at Fore River Fields (view maps).
- Camp times: 8:30 a.m.–3:15 p.m. (main campus) and 9:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. (Fore River Fields sports complex)
Age 4 (EC Camp)
The EC camp is tailored to meet the unique needs of four-year-old campers. This camp offers a mix of structured activities and free play, indoors and out. Afternoon includes nap/rest time. EC campers explore a different theme through storytelling, creative movement, art, and music each week.
Campers rising to grades K–1 (K–1 Camp & Eco-Explorers)
Based in Waynflete’s beautiful new K–1 classroom, these active campers rising to kindergarten and grade 1 will jump right into summer fun with themed learning tracks, summertime arts and building activities, storytelling, music, group games, and plenty of free play. The K–1 program moves at a faster pace than EC camp. For K–1 campers, art is integrated throughout the day, and many group activities begin to help campers build community and teamwork.
Based at Waynflete’s beautiful athletic fields, K–1 Eco-Explorers will focus on exploring Maine’s diverse natural habitats through outdoor exploration, nature journaling, stories, crafts, and games. Campers will make their own nature journals, go for nature walks, read fun stories inspired by the outdoors, build creative sculptures and art projects, and play a variety of outdoor games.
Campers rising to grades 2–5
Students rising into grades 2–5 may sign up for weekly camp sessions in the following area:
- Dance (also available in K–1)
View camp program pages for dates and details. Grade 5 campers may also attend some camps in the following age group.
Campers rising to grades 6–9
Students rising into grades 6–9 may sign up for weekly camp sessions in the following area:
- Theater makers
- Specialty field trip camps: including Outdoor Traveling Dungeons and Dragons and Saltwater Classroom Tidal Adventure.
View camp program pages for dates and details.
For additional details about Waynflete SUMMER, select a section from the left side of this page (desktop computers) or browse the “About” sub-sections on mobile devices.