Is Waynflete’s camp open to children who do not regularly attend Waynflete?

Yes! Only 25% of the campers who participate in Waynflete SUMMER attend Waynflete. We enthusiastically welcome campers from different schools in the area and campers from out of town, vacationing here in Maine. In a typical summer, campers from across the United States and from a variety of different countries attend. It is our pleasure to create community through inclusion of a diverse population.

What is the deadline for registration?

We register campers on a rolling basis until camps reach a maximum number of campers. We’ve set our maximum numbers to offer individual attention and quality programming to all children enrolled, and will not exceed these numbers. The website registration will inform you if a program is full. You may also email summer@waynflete.org to check availability.

Is financial aid available?

Families may apply for financial aid to help pay for weekly camp sessions. Please print the Financial Aid Request Form. You may email a scanned copy of the completed form to tanable@waynflete.org, or mail the form to this address:

Waynflete Summer Programs
ATTN: Tessa Anable, Director of Enrichment
360 Spring Street
Portland, ME 04102

How do I reserve a place in the camp for my child?

Families can ensure a spot for their child in a program by enrolling online and paying in full by credit card at the time of registration. Questions about a program, email summer@waynflete.org.

Can I register my child for a program outside of their grade range?

Waynflete bases program age ranges on the developmental readiness of campers to participate in planned activities. Campers who would like to be considered for a camp one grade level above or below their actual grade must seek special permission from the camp director. The camp director may request a written recommendation or communication from a camper’s current teacher verifying the camper’s readiness to participate in a camp outside of his/her grade level.

Do sports camps run in the case of inclement weather?

Yes. Drop off and pick up will still take place at the Fore River Fields campus, and camps will run at the Fields whenever possible. In the instance of extended thunderstorms or downpours, Waynflete may transport campers to an indoor facility for part of the camp day and email families to inform them about the location change.

What is your withdrawal/cancellation policy?

Read our withdrawal/cancellation policy

Is your camp allergy aware?

Yes. Waynflete follows guidelines to minimize the risk at camp for students who have severe allergies through a number of measures such as building awareness by staff, following cleaning protocols, conducting regular medication training, emergency planning, and educating campers. Please refer to our Allergy Guidelines for more specific information.

Do you have an extended day program and how do I sign up?

We are not offering extended day programs in 2023 due to health and safety protocols.

When can I check in with my child’s program director, coach, or counselor?

We invite you to check in with your child’s group leader at the end of the day, but please allow him/her to safely account for the authorized dismissal of the entire group before speaking with you. You may also call the Waynflete SUMMER office at 207-774-7863, ext. 1355, or email summer@waynflete.org to schedule a longer meeting time.

What should my camper bring?

We will send a packing list as part of the welcome letter that you will receive prior to the start of your child’s camp session. Campers should wear appropriate clothing and footwear for physical activity and sunblock for outdoor activities. Please label all your child’s belongings and check the lost-and-found on a regular basis.

Campers should bring lunch, snacks, and drinks for the entire day. Due to new health and safety protocols, it is essential that campers bring 1–2 water bottles to camp. Any food allergies must be clearly identified on the camper’s electronic registration form to avoid problems if snacks are provided. 

What if my child becomes ill or injured during the camp day?

If a student is unable to engage with camp activities due to a behavioral concern, parents will receive a phone call from the camp office. If a camper becomes ill, they will be separated from the group and parents will be contacted to pick up their child as soon as possible. Camp staff are trained to call 911 in the case of a serious emergency.

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