Community Event: Circus Superstar show
Aug
18
5:30pm 5:30pm

Community Event: Circus Superstar show

Don’t miss MDI’s only circus performance. Acrobatic Stunts! Juggling! Aerials! Comedy! And more! Come experience Circus Superstar by professionals from CirqOvation, the most fantastic show in all the island!  CBC is proud to host this spectacular live show exclusively sponsored by First National Bank starring Joshua J. Superstar and Sora Sol.  CirqOvation is an internationally renowned New York-based production, including performers who have worked with Big Apple Circus, Cirque du Soleil, and Ringling Brothers, among others.  Tickets are available by donation at the door.*

*All proceeds go directly to supporting CBC summer programs.

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Week Nine of Summer Camp
Aug
14
to Aug 18

Week Nine of Summer Camp

Week Nine of Summer Camp

Specialty Camps offered:

The Circus is Coming to Town! And YOU Are the Star!

4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, AND 8th

Step right up! Step right up! Come experience Circus Superstar, the most fantastic show in all the land! What makes it so incredible?! The answer is quite simple: YOU are the star! Have you ever had dreams of running away with the circus? Here’s your chance! In a week-long circus extravaganza, participants will not only get to try their hand at a variety of skills, but also perform in their very own spectacular show Friday afternoon, leaving friends and family mindblown. From fast and furious plate spinning to dynamic juggling and awe-inspiring aerial silks, the fun never ends! When campers aren’t practicing for the big show, they’ll be highly engaged and entertained with skill-increasing team-building games.

JUNIOR COACHES for returning 8th graders

Circus Superstar is designed for EVERYBODY! CirqOvation coaches are highly trained circus professionals who only want success for participants. Skills are presented in a nurturing, non-competitive environment and are tailored to each individual’s ability. This camp combines physical education, creativity, AND a place where lasting friendships are built. There is something for everyone! So come on out and become the next CIRCUS SUPERSTAR! Cost: $285/$390

A Pirate’s Life: Raft-building  

4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th

Find out what floats your boat in our pirate themed raft-building week! Have fun on the water in a raft that YOU made. Using different materials, every day will present a new challenge of building a raft: one day you will scavenge all-natural materials from the woods, the next will be duct tape and balloons and you’ll even get to embark on a treasure hunt. After teams have completed a raft for the day, you’ll put it to the test by casting off campers from your group onto Echo Lake to see how far they’ll stay afloat! Cost: $285/$390

Mad Science with Rosa

Become a mad scientist for a week! You will create the most amazing experiments in physics, chemistry AND Biology with the zany-brainy science expert, Rosa! Dissect a shark, launch a rocket, make SLIME, and so much more! Cost: $285/$390

 

Teen Camps Offered:

Junior Maritime Camp

Grades 7-11  Get a taste of training for the U.S. Coast Guard! A retired Coast Guard Commander will guide you through the life and industry of the sea. You will begin and end the week on CBC’s low and high ropes Challenge Course (Challenge courses were originally designed to develop confidence, physical and emotional strength in the Navy). Maritime coaching will continue with a behind the scenes trip to the Southwest Harbor Coast Guard base, suiting up in a Mustang water suit for rescue training in the lake, navigation lessons & games, a trip to Maine Maritime Academy in Castine to navigate the bay and islands on the Captain Clark vessel and get a taste of the next steps into the industry, and a day of kayaking on Echo Lake for a Paddle Sport course!
Cost: $210/$315

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Week Eight of Summer Camp
Aug
7
to Aug 11

Week Eight of Summer Camp

Week Eight of Summer Camp

Specialty Camps Offered:

The Amazing Race with Seal Cove Auto

Hunt Through History- Come check out the exciting exhibit Auto Wars: Then and Now at the Seal Cove Auto Museum where you can ride in antique cars!  This week, you will also be playing with maps, stories, and historic photos where you will decode clues to embark on the Island-wide scavenger hunt. At each station, you will complete an activity that will teach you about Island history and lead you to your next adventure. Cost: $260/$365

Explore Swim Holes of Acadia

Do you want to discover the best secret swimming holes on the island? This week, we will hike to some of the greatest swimming spots of Acadia and explore these cool pools. Come join us as we embark on a different adventure everyday that ends with a refreshing splash! Cost: $285/$390

 

Teen Camps Offered:

Paddle Power: Sea Kayaking Expedition

Sea Kayaking is an awesome and fun way to explore the shorelines and ocean surrounding MDI. Start the week learning the basics of boat handling and rescue techniques in Echo Lake before venturing onto open water. A Registered Maine Guide will lead you for two nights of kayak camping at island sites around Acadia! Lookout for ocean critters like harbor seals, osprey, eagles, sea stars, and porpoises! 
Cost: $400/$505

Junior Maine Guide: WIlderness Warrior

What would you do if you had to survive in the woods with nothing but your backpack and the natural materials that surround you? You will learn to master the skill of navigation by reading a map and compass to discover hidden treasures around camp. For your Maine Woodser patch, you will become a warrior of the wilderness as you learn to purify water and create gadgets that will help you survive in a real-life wilderness survival situation. On Thursday after camp, join us in an overnight to celebrate becoming a warrior of the wilderness!  Sponsored by Machias Savings Bank
Cost: $260/$365

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Community Event: Great Maine Lumberjack Show
Aug
4
6:00pm 6:00pm

Community Event: Great Maine Lumberjack Show

Whether it is your first time or tenth, these talented lumberjack and jills are sure to give you a show to remember full of laughs and adventure!  Gather around the field for a demonstration by the professionals of underhand chopping, standing block chop, cross cut sawing, ax throwing, chainsaw carving, and chainsaw racing!  Then, they'll turn it over to you!  The audience is invited to play in this special Great Maine Lumberjack Show!  Timber Tina's team will teach and supervise you as you try your hand at sawing or ax throwing! Tickets are available by donation at the door.*

* All proceeds go directly to supporting CBC summer programs.

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Week Seven of Summer Camp
Jul
31
to Aug 4

Week Seven of Summer Camp

Week Seven of Summer Camp

Specialty Camps offered:

Junior Maine Guide: Canoeing, Casting, and Catching    

Cast away in CBC’s premier canoeing and fishing course. You will travel to some of the best spots on the island to capture, clean, cook and eat these yummy creatures. You will learn how to paddle in a canoe, identify different fish and build a survival shelter in the woods! On Thursday you’re invited to stay for a cookout at CBC to celebrate your catch of the week! Pickup is at 8pm. Open to 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th graders. Cost: $260/$365

Dog Days of Summer: Dog Sledding

Spend a week with the most loving, cuddly, furry creatures around- SLED DOGS! Develop a bond of mutual trust with a team of adorable and well-trained pups. Join the experts from Camp Vinca Dog Sledding to observe the mysterious mind and behaviors of the working dog, and learn how to train a sled dog yourself. You will master the skills of outdoor survival, compete in an agility obstacle course and even hike with the pups - Don’t miss it! Open to 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th graders. Cost: $285/$390

Great Maine Lumberjack and Jills

Yo ho! Step right up and join the Great Maine Lumberjack team for a week of instructional logging sports! Try your hand at axe throwing, cross-cut sawing, the basics of power sawing, and chopping. When it’s time to cool down, you’ll head to Echo Lake to practice the art of log-rolling! After learning a variety of logging skills, you’ll have a chance to show them off to the rest of the campers with a demonstration logging performance at the end of the week. Open to 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th graders.  Cost: $285/$390

This camp has a special Family Friday Night Event. See page 5 for details.

 

Teen Camps Offered:

Write Out! Story Fiction Writing

Let your imagination soar and be inspired by the great outdoors! Discover new ways to express yourself as you write in a classroom of MDI’s beautiful forests and coastline. Join Young Author’s instructor, Kate Meyer, from the well renowned Maine Writing Project, on this journey to explore the world around you through writing outdoors!   
Cost: $260/$365

Swim Holes of Acadia

Do you want to discover the best secret swimming holes on the island? This week, we will hike to some of the greatest swimming spots of Acadia and explore these cool pools. Come join us as we embark on a different adventure everyday that ends with a refreshing splash!
Cost: $285/$390

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Week Six of Summer Camp
Jul
24
to Jul 28

Week Six of Summer Camp

Week Six of Summer Camp

Specialty camps offered:

The Art of Baking

Explore sweet and savory recipes, mix-up the ultimate icing to learn piping techniques, and take everyday ingredients to create tasty decorative toppers! Join owner of 365 Bakery and Executive Director of the Bar Harbor Food Pantry, Jenny Jones, for a week of baking and decorating and fun. This will be a do-good and feel-good (and delicious) week because you’ll get a taste of your creations AND give back to the community by bringing baked good to the Bar Harbor Food Pantry. Open to 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th graders.  Cost: $285/$390

Dog Days of Summer: Dog Sledding

Spend a week with the most loving, cuddly, furry creatures around- SLED DOGS! Develop a bond of mutual trust with a team of adorable and well-trained pups. Join the experts from Camp Vinca Dog Sledding to observe the mysterious mind and behaviors of the working dog, and learn how to train a sled dog yourself. You will master the skills of outdoor survival, compete in an agility obstacle course and even hike with the pups - Don’t miss it!  Open to 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th graders.  Cost: $285/$390

Junior Maine Guide: Canoeing, Casting, and Catching

Cast away in CBC’s premier canoeing and fishing course. You will travel to some of the best spots on the island to capture, clean, cook and eat these yummy creatures. You will learn how to paddle in a canoe, identify different fish and build a survival shelter in the woods! On Thursday you’re invited to stay for a cookout at CBC to celebrate your catch of the week! Pickup is at 8pm. Open to 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th graders. Cost: $260/$365

Teen Camps Offered:

Songwriting

Spend a week learning to write the next great song! Work with the Barn Arts Collective and NYC composer Andrew Lynch to create exciting lyrics and memorable melodies in this songwriting camp for teens. Don't have musical experience? No problem! We'll help uncover each individual's natural potential for writing and creating musical content.
Cost: $260/$365

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing Join us in the vertical world and give rock climbing a try! This week is for beginner and experienced climbers alike. Basic belaying and rappelling skills will be instructed and refined while you and your team tackle the iconic sea cliffs and rock faces of Acadia. All instruction is provided by nationally recognized and certified climbing guides. 
Cost: $310/$415

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Jul
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

Community Event: Nimbus Dance Company Show

The incredible professional dancers of Nimbus Dance Works are performing Honor Among Thieves, a dance show for the whole family.  Prepare to be entranced by this performance of folk tales from around the world.  This world-renowned dance company comes to us from Jersey City, NJ.  Tickets are available by donation at the door. *

*All proceeds go directly to supporting CBC summer programs.

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Week Five of Summer Camp
Jul
17
to Jul 21

Week Five of Summer Camp

Week Five of Summer Camp

Specialty Camps Offered:

Junior Maine Guide: Wilderness Warrior

What would you do if you had to survive in the woods with nothing but your backpack and the natural materials that surround you? You will learn to master the skill of navigation by reading a map and compass to discover hidden treasures around camp. You will become a warrior of the wilderness as you learn to purify water and create gadgets that will help you survive in a real-life wilderness survival situation. On Thursday after camp, join us for a cookout to celebrate becoming a warrior of the wilderness! Pickup is at 8pm.  Cost: $260/$365

 

Dog Days of Summer: Dog Sledding

Spend a week with the most loving, cuddly, furry creatures around- SLED DOGS! Develop a bond of mutual trust with a team of adorable and well-trained pups. Join the experts from Camp Vinca Dog Sledding to observe the mysterious mind and behaviors of the working dog, and learn how to train a sled dog yourself. You will master the skills of outdoor survival, compete in an agility obstacle course and even hike with the pups - Don’t miss it! Open to 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th graders.  Cost: $285/$390

Cooking

Welcome to cooking camp! You’ll be cracking eggs, reading recipes, learning grating and knife skills and exploring the culture of the kitchen. Travel around the world through TASTE as you create traditional Mexican, Asian and Italian dishes- mmmm, delicious! This camp will be based at the Pemetic School kitchen. Cost: $285/$390

Teen Camps Offered:

Island Adventurers

Can’t decide on one great Acadia Activity? No problem! This week has it all: Sea Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Biking, Hiking, Swimming, and more! You will travel around MDI trying a different activity every day to become a fearless adventurer. Say “See ya Later!” to your parents Thursday morning because we’ll be camping under the stars in Acadia on the final night of the week!  Cost: $400/$505

Hip Hop Dance with Nimbus Dance Works

Grades 4th - 10th
Learn dance from the acclaimed professional dancers of Nimbus Dance Works. This specialty camp focuses on Hip Hop styles - whether you’re a beginner or an experienced dancer - you will make a lot of progress and have a ton of fun!  Hip hop styles include: pop-locking, house and commercial. Additional classes include modern/jazz, theater, stepping. Celebrate the week with a presentation of your hard (and fun!) work in a dance show for families during the day on Friday. 
Cost: $260/$365

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Jul
16
6:00pm 6:00pm

Family Field Day

New!

So many camp families have asked "when can I come to play at CBC" that we are piloting Family Field Days this year.  We are opening up the upper camp for families to come out for a picnic and games on our field.  This is in the planning stage now but we hope to offer one or two other programmed activities as well.  A chance for you to enjoy a taste of camp with your campers and their friends' families. 

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Week Four of Summer Camp
Jul
10
to Jul 14

Week Four of Summer Camp

Week Four of Summer Camp

Specialty Camps offered:

Junior Maine Guide: Fires & Forts

Build and create some of the most epic campfires and forts this week! You will learn amazing fire-building techniques like using flint and steel and how to bust smoke with a bow drill. Construct new forts everyday using materials from the forest like sticks and leaves or camping materials like tarps and rope. By the end of the week, you will be a master of fires and forts! On Thursday, you are invited to stay for a cookout to celebrate the week. Pickup is at 8pm. Open to 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th graders. Cost: $260/$365

The Beez Kneez

Learn all about bees with Maine’s famous “Bee Whisperer”, Peter Cowin! Find out why the Honey-Bee is super important and practice ways to keep them safe while wearing protective costumes, masks and equipment. Discover the bees’ ways of pollination and swarming and how they keep us alive. Get a close-up glance at hives and honey and taste the magic of honeybees! Open to 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th graders.

*Note: While we will wear protective equipment to avoid bee stings, campers will be dealing with live bees! Campers with allergies to bees should not consider this camp.

Cost: $285/$390

Fantastical Forest: Outdoor Art

Bring art to life in the most magical way! This week, you will scavenge through the forest for natural materials like moss, birch bark and flowers to create projects that are out of this world. Build fairy houses on tree cookies, learn the art of stick bundling to create animals, and assemble dragons or fairy friends to take home with you. Gnome homes and fantasy creatures are just a few examples of these enchanting creations you’ll build together in a fascinating forest setting. Open to 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th graders.  Cost: $260/$365

 

Teen Camps Offered:

Dog Days of Summer: Dog Sledding

Spend a week with the most loving, cuddly, furry creatures around- SLED DOGS! Develop a bond of mutual trust with a team of adorable and well-trained pups. Join the experts from Camp Vinca Dog Sledding to observe the mysterious mind and behaviors of the working dog, and learn how to train a sled dog yourself. You will master the skills of outdoor survival, compete in an agility obstacle course and even hike with the pups - Don’t miss it!  Cost: $285/$390

Coastal Camping

The ultimate camping experience. After a day at CBC ----planning and packing, we’ll head out for a camping tour of Downeast, Maine: Schoodic Peninsula, Seawall, Lamoine, and more! You’ll learn how to set up a tent, environmentally conscious campsite etiquette, and camping cooking techniques while traveling to different coastal destinations. Be amazed by the coastal wildlife like Eagles, Loons and Osprey as you explore swimming holes and beaches, play yard games at the campsite, and of course, build campfires to roast s’mores! 
Cost: $400/$505

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Week Three of Summer Camp
Jul
3
to Jul 7

Week Three of Summer Camp

Week Three of Summer Camp

Note: There is no camp on Monday, July 4, reflected in the adjusted rates.

Specialty Camps offered:

Junior Maine Guide: S’mores & More

Learn to build a campfire and use a camp stove for exploring the culinary arts of the woods! Join your trusty Maine Guide for a week focused on outdoor cooking, accompanied by learning fire building, shelter building, how to pack for an overnight, and prepare for a night under the stars! On Thursday you’re invited to stay after camp for an evening JMG cookout to feast on the highlights of the week’s cooking creations. Pick-up is at 8 pm. Open to 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th graders.  Cost: $210/$295

Dog Days of Summer: Dog Sledding

Spend a week with the most loving, cuddly, furry creatures around- SLED DOGS! Develop a bond of mutual trust with a team of adorable and well-trained pups. Join the experts from Camp Vinca Dog Sledding to observe the mysterious mind and behaviors of the working dog, and learn how to train a sled dog yourself. You will master the skills of outdoor survival, compete in an agility obstacle course and even hike with the pups - Don’t miss it! Open to 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th graders.  Cost: $230/$315

Become a Rockstar in Acadia!

Get up-close and personal with rock climbing in Acadia and crawl through unique rock formations, such as CBC’s very own quarry. Investigate the world-renowned gems of MDI, such as Cadillac Mountain, Sand Beach, Thunder Hole, and Bubble Rock, through the lens of a geologist. Join geology and gem experts to uncover the rich history beneath CBC and the surrounding area that dates back 550 million years. Practice the art of stone cutting with the Maine Granite Industry Museum and investigate fossils that reveal ancient creatures with the Abbe Museum. Open to 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th graders.  Cost: $250/$335  

 

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Whatever Floats Your Boat: Whitewater Rafting

Splash! Through inflatable kayaking, hiking, camping, and whitewater rafting, you’ll explore the wilderness of Maine. After spending the first few days on the water around Acadia, the second half of the week will take you camping and exploring the Kennebec River for two nights near The Forks. Join us on these friendly and courageous expeditions! 
Cost: $320/$405

iPhotography

Do you enjoy taking photos? Do you want to learn how to capture and create amazing images on something as simple as an iPhone? Join us this week as we take an in-depth look at the fundamentals of photography in one of the most beautiful places in the world! Having your own device is ideal, but this camp is open to everyone - iPhones are available to borrow upon request!
Cost: $210/$295

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Week Two of Summer Camp
Jun
26
to Jun 30

Week Two of Summer Camp

June 26–30: Week Two of Summer Camp

Specialty Camps offered:

Martial Arts: Channel Your Inner Ninja!

Start kickin’ every morning with karate expert Mike McEnroe as you master the skills of jujitsu, akido, sparring (controlled fighting) and the defense of basic grabs. Learn a style of martial arts that applies to real world situations. Ninja training continues in the afternoons strengthening your 5 senses, an obstacle course, costume creation and an off-site mission for a cooldown swim. Cost: $260/$365

Adventure for Special Needs *special application required

 

Junior Maine Guide: Canoeing, Casting, and Catching

Cast away in CBC’s premier canoeing and fishing course. You will travel to some of the best spots on the island to capture, clean, cook and eat these yummy creatures. You  will learn how to paddle in a canoe, identify different fish and build a survival shelter in the woods! On Thursday you’re invited to stay for a cookout at CBC to celebrate your catch of the week! Pickup is at 8pm. open to 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th graders

Cost: $260/$36

 

Teen Camps:

Island Adventurers

Can’t decide on one great Acadia Activity? No problem! This week has it all: Sea Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Biking, Hiking, Swimming, and more! You will travel around MDI trying a different activity every day to become a fearless adventurer. Say “See ya Later!” to your parents Thursday morning because we’ll be camping under the stars with your tight group of teens in Acadia on the final night of the week! 
Cost: $400/$505

Fitness for Young Women

Work out in a fun, energetic way that makes you feel amazing! Dance and sweat to your favorite jams in our exhilarating zumba class or find a sense of inner peace and harmony in our powerful yoga sessions. Spice up your fitness life with fun activities like hula hooping and hip-hop. Join us in this unique workout experience and you will be transformed - no weights, no machines, just YOU! 
Cost: $260/$365

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Rockstars Climbing Night
Mar
27
5:30pm 5:30pm

Rockstars Climbing Night

  • Camp Beech Cliff - Eagle's Nest Gymnasium (map)
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Rockstars Climbing Night for Adults (age 15+)

Join us every week on Monday and Tuesday from 5:30pm to 8:00pm for a relaxed & collaborative evening on our 30′ climbing wall. Pre-registration is not necessary, anyone and everyone is welcome. All equipment is provided, but climbers are welcome to bring their own gear if preferred.

$10/climber
Annual release form MUST be signed by a Parent or Guardian if participant is under 18.

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Rockstars Climbing Night
Mar
21
5:30pm 5:30pm

Rockstars Climbing Night

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Rockstars Climbing Night for Adults (age 15+)

Join us every week on Monday and Tuesday from 5:30pm to 8:00pm for a relaxed & collaborative evening on our 30′ climbing wall. Pre-registration is not necessary, anyone and everyone is welcome. All equipment is provided, but climbers are welcome to bring their own gear if preferred.

$10/climber
Annual release form MUST be signed by a Parent or Guardian if participant is under 18.

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Rockstars Climbing Night
Mar
20
5:30pm 5:30pm

Rockstars Climbing Night

  • Camp Beech Cliff - Eagle's Nest Gymnasium (map)
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Rockstars Climbing Night for Adults (age 15+)

Join us every week on Monday and Tuesday from 5:30pm to 8:00pm for a relaxed & collaborative evening on our 30′ climbing wall. Pre-registration is not necessary, anyone and everyone is welcome. All equipment is provided, but climbers are welcome to bring their own gear if preferred.

$10/climber
Annual release form MUST be signed by a Parent or Guardian if participant is under 18.

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