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. Our registration platform will inform you if a program is full and waitlisting. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org to check availability.
Can I register my child for a program outside of their grade range?
Waynflete bases program age and grade ranges on the developmental readiness of campers to participate in planned activities. Campers in our Mini Flyers camp must be four years old by their first day of camp at Waynflete. All other camp sessions reflect the campers’ rising grade level as of September 2024.
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. For the 2024 Waynflete SUMMER season, many sports camps will follow a “four-day flex” schedule. Camps that have a four-day flex option typically run Monday through Thursday. In the case of inclement weather during the week, that day’s camp may be canceled and a Friday camp would be added. Communication regarding cancellations will be sent at least 24 hours in advance via text and email.
In the instance of extended thunderstorms or downpours outside of the flex day, 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?
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 the 2024 camp season. Our camp hours are 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. for all camp sessions. Drop-off is from 8:30–9:00 a.m. and pick-up is from 3:00–3:30 p.m.
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 207.274.5209 or email email@example.com 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. 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.