Bowdoin Summer Day Camp

JULY 2 - AUGUST 3, 2018. 7:00 a.m. ‑ 6:00 p.m. For children entering grades 1 - 11 . $200.00 per week, per camper.

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We require a $100.00 per week, per camper deposit to save your spot at camp. The deposit is applied to your final balance. The deposit is non-refundable. All remaining balances must be paid in full, on or before the campers first day of Day Camp.  

CUBS

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

CAMPERS

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 & 11
Program emphasizes sports, math, courtesy, and helpfulness.  Campers entering 10th or 11th 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. ‑ 10:30 a.m. Small Group Activities
10:30 a.m. ‑ 11:00 a.m. Field Games
11:00 a.m. ‑ 11:30 a.m. Swimming or Field Games
12:00 p.m. ‑ 12:30 p.m. Lunch - everyone needs to bring a bagged lunch
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. Field Games
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Camp Meeting & Rock 'n' Roll Songs  
4:00 p.m. ‑ 6:00 p.m. *Pick‑up at the Field House: supervised free time & camp clean up
*$5.00 late fee based on LOBBY CLOCK. $5.00 for every 1‑10 minutes after 6:00 p.m.

Registration

Registration for Summer 2019 will open in early Spring of 2019. Please see links below. 

 

For questions regarding registration, or to be added to our e-mail list, please contact the Office of Events and Summer Programs at summerprograms@bowdoin.edu or 207-725-3433. For questions regarding the day-to-day operations of Day Camp, please contact Coach Slovenski at pslovens@bowdoin.edu.

The Events and Summer Programs Office is located on the 1st floor of Coles Tower on the Bowdoin College Campus. Our mailing address is: 3275 College Station, Brunswick, ME 04011

Our tax ID number is 01-021-5213.

SPORTS

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.

SWIMMING

We offer a daily combination of swimming instruction and free time with two diving boards open. Swimming is optional. We have enthusiastic lessons for non-swimmers and swimmers of all abilities, but no one has to swim. Many younger campers who are non-swimmers prefer not to swim because the shallow end is 4-feet deep, and there are a lot of swimmers splashing around. Personal life jackets are allowed for non-swimmers. Reluctant swimmers can stay out and play field games.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

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, water bottle, swim suit, and a towel.  There is no need to bring anything else. We supply all other equipment.  Expensive sports equipment should not be brought to camp.  Please write your child's name on all clothing (particularly hats, towels, swimsuits & sweatshirts). 

WE DON'T 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 $5.00 for the first 1-10 minutes, $10.00 for 11‑20 minutes, $15.00 for 21‑30, etc.  Time is determined by the clock in the lobby.