At the Water's Edge Summer CampsAt the Water’s Edge

PMAL’s Water’s Edge program returns in July of 2015 with four consecutive weeks of imaginative play on the shore of Woods Pond. This summer season we welcome Renee McManus as our lead teacher! She will be continuing the traditions of Tiny Town while bringing her personal touch and love of the wilderness to the adventure.

Water’s Edge is an imaginative play program based in nature. Students walk the half-mile path from the PMAL Center to the shore of Woods Pond where they spend four hours creating their own village in the forest. The students have created their own forts, businesses, currency, government, pets, and rituals while being guided by the staff of PMAL. Not only do the children play in the forest, they also swim, kayak, and canoe in Woods Pond under the watchful eyes and thoughtful instruction of a certified lifeguard and a Maine Guide.

Renee has been working toward a Maine Guide Recreation License, and both she and Chris are pursuing further wilderness first aid training so that we may continue to ensure our student’s safety in the wilderness.

We are very excited to announce this summer’s Water’s Edge dates!

These programs are for rising 1st – 6th graders. Registration will be capped at 15 students per day! Please register early!

For more information or to register, email or call (207) 374-5255.

Summer CampsTimes

Full day: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Early drop off: 7:30 am
Late pick up: 5:00 pm


5-day registration: $240
1-4 day drop in: $55 / day
Early drop off: $10 / day
Late pick up: $12 /day
10% sibling discount

2015 Schedule

Week 1: Monday, 7/27 – Friday, 7/31
Week 2: Monday, 8/03 – Friday, 8/07
Week 3: Monday, 8/10 – Friday, 8/14
Week 4: Monday, 8/17 – Friday, 8/21

Biking the carriage trails in Acadia National ParkSummer Off-Campus programs

  1. Tuesday, 7/07 – Rock Climbing in Acadia
  2. Thursday, 7/09 – Mountain Biking in Acadia
  3. Tuesday, 7/14 – Rock Climbing in Acadia
  4. Thursday, 7/16 – Kayaking on the Blue Hill peninsula

Tuition: Climbing: $95, Biking and Kayaking: $75

These days are offered to students who are between 10 and 13 years of age. Through our new partnership with The Activity Shop, we now have access to bikes and kayaks. These days begin early at PMAL and then venture over to MDI  for climbing and biking followed by lunch and swimming at Echo lake. We will determine kayaking location based on the experience level of students.

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