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Bowdoin Summer Day Camp

Bowdoin Day Camp

July 7 - August 8, 2014
7:00 a.m. ‑ 6:00 p.m.
For children entering grades 1 - 10
$170 per week

For more information, please see our 2014 Day Camp Brochure!

Entering grades 1 & 2
Program emphasizes games, swimming, old rock 'n roll music, and sharing. 

Entering grades 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7
Program emphasizes active games, sports, math, old rock 'n roll music, and courtesy.

Senior Campers
Entering grades 8, 9, & 10
Program emphasizes sports, math, courtesy, and helpfulness.  Campers entering 10th grade may attend for half price.

Typical Daily Schedule
7:00 a.m. ‑ 9:00 a.m. Check in at Farley Field House
9:00 a.m. ‑ 9:45 a.m. Camp Meeting & Rock ‘n Roll Songs
9:45 a.m. ‑ 11:00 a.m. Swimming or Field Games
11:00 a.m. ‑ 11:45 a.m. Small Group Activities
11:45 a.m. ‑ 12:15 p.m. Lunch ‑ everyone needs to bring a bag lunch
12:15 p.m. ‑ 1:00 p.m. Math Games
1:00 p.m. ‑ 2:00 p.m. Swimming or Large Group Games 
2:00 p.m. ‑ 2:30 p.m. Chess
2:30 p.m. ‑ 3:30 p.m.   Active Games in Fields
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Camp Meeting & Rock ‘n Roll Songs  
4:00 p.m. ‑ 6:00 p.m.*   Pick‑up @ Field House ‑ supervised free time & camp clean up
* $5 late fee based on LOBBY CLOCK.  $5 for every 1‑10 minutes after 6:00 p.m.  

We will play soccer, tennis, floor hockey, and other sports for fun, teamwork, and leadership.  There will be some informal instruction as it pertains to the flow of the game, but nothing that would compare to what a soccer or tennis camp would try to accomplish.  Wiffle ball, dodge ball, and kick ball are very popular.

Each day will include 30 minutes of informal instruction by camp counselors, and 30 minutes of free swim.  The goals of day camp lessons are to teach beginners how to swim, and to make other campers better and safer swimmers.  We will not offer any courses from the Red Cross swim program.  We encourage all campers to go into the pool, but reluctant swimmers can stay out and play field games.

We also practice math, play board games, sing rock 'n roll songs, memorize poems, and do arts & crafts projects such as knitting and painting.

What to Bring:  Each day a camper should wear sneakers, shorts, and a t‑shirt, and bring a lunch, a swim suit, and a towel.  There is no need to bring anything else. We supply all other equipment including tennis balls and tennis rackets.  Expensive sports equipment should not be brought to camp.  Please write your child's name on all clothing (particularly hats, towels, swim suits & sweatshirts). 

We do not allow: iPods, radios, headphones, skateboards, cards, or gum at camp.  Cell phones are discouraged.  Campers should not bring money or other valuables.

Morning Arrival: Drop your child off at Farley Field House each morning between 7:00 a.m. & 9:00 a.m.  Your child will be checked in for the day in the lobby. You may bring your child to camp later if you want, but organized activities begin each day at 9:00 a.m.

Afternoon Pick-up:  You may pick up your child any time before 6:00 p.m.  Organized activities end at 4:00 p.m. each day.  There will be supervised free time in the field house from 4:00 p.m. ‑ 5:30 p.m. and daily clean-up from 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  

Late Pick-up Charge:  Because we have generous hours and we are not set up to keep staff on duty after 6:00 p.m. there is a steep charge for late pick up of children.  The penalty fee is $5 for the first 1-10 minutes, $10 for 11‑20 minutes, $15 for 21‑30, etc.  Time is determined by the clock in the lobby.


Registration is available online! 
2014 Day Camp Application (WEB)

Should you need to access the application in paper form, you can download the forms here:
2014 Day Camp Application (PDF)

Registration for the 2014 Bowdoin Summer Day Camp is open. Sessions will run on a weekly basis, with sessions starting on the following dates:  July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28, and August 4.  Applications will be accepted until the week becomes full.

For questions regarding registration, please contact the Office of Events and Summer Programs at 207-725-3433 or at summerprograms@bowdoin.edu. For all other questions and/or information, please contact Coach Slovenski at pslovens@bowdoin.edu.