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

PMAL’s Water’s Edge program returns in August of 2016 with three 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

2016 Schedule
Session 1: August 8 – August 12
Session 2: August 15 – August 19
Session 3: August 22 – August 26


Whale CampWhale Camp

A week-long exploration of our ocean’s gentle giants!

Have you ever wondered what a whale song really means, or how far they can travel in a single day? This summer we will be exploring these questions, among others, during PMAL’s first ever Whale Camp! We’ll learn about adaptations, migrations, and food chains, all through hands-on exploratory play. Come join us for a fun-filled week of exploration and play!

Dates: Monday, June 27th – Thursday, June 30th (4-day registration required)
Time: 9 am – 3 pm
Ages: Rising Kindergarten – 3rd grade
Tuition: $180 per student


Camp VincaCamp Vinca

The sled dogs of Camp Vinca are howling with excitement for our week-long adventure at PMAL this summer! Over the week we’ll learn how to hook up our own teams, what it takes to care for these incredible athletes, and (most importantly) play with dogs! The founders of Camp Vinca, Henry Owen and Renee McManus, have been working with sled dogs and children for over four years. If you are a rising fourth grader through a rising eighth grader, then you are invited to join us on our dog-powered adventure!

Dates: Monday July 25th – Friday July 29th (5-day registration required)
Time: 8 am – Noon
Ages: Rising 4th grade – rising 8th grade
Tuition: $175 per student


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