Your browser is not optimized for viewing this website.

More information »

Maine Audubon

Filter by Subcategory



Program Code

Gilsland Farm Summer Camp (K-2)

$390
Calendar Next session starts Aug 9, 2021 at 9 am
2 additional sessions through Aug 23, 2021

Member $315/Non-member $390


Location: Gilsland Farm Audubon Sanctuary

For campers who have completed grades K-2

Our campers spend their days engaged in hands-on science, open-ended exploration and discovery, and activities designed to foster stewardship and build connection to the natural world--all while developing friendships, building community, and having fun!

Through the generosity of local businesses, organizations and individuals, partial scholarships are available for Maine residents who need financial assistance. For more information, please call: (207) 781-2330 or email scholarships@maineaudubon.org

Summer camp registration will open on April 1, 2020 at 10am. Spots will be held in each session for scholarship applicants.

July 12-16: Amazing Adaptations 

How do animals do what they do?! This week we will learn about the amazing ways animals use their physical and behavioral adaptations to survive in the wild. 

July 26-30: Nature Art 

Nature offers countless opportunities to create art! The natural world can be our drawing implements, our blank canvas, our studio, and even our paint! What art can we make with the beauty of Gilsland Farm to inspire us? 

August 9-13: Avian Adventures

Birding is a great way to cue into the wildlife around us! By visiting various habitats at Gilsland Farm, we’ll see how many types and species we can spot together. 

August 23-27: Homes & Habitats 

What does "home" look like for different animals? What can we do to better share our neighborhoods with wildlife? This week we’ll look into how animals use various habitats and what we can do to help Maine’s wildlife thrive! 

Camp Cancellation Policy
If a camp session is cancelled by Maine Audubon, attendees will be notified and full refunds will be issued.

If camp registration is cancelled by the attendee, no refunds will be issued for cancellations made within 14 days of the start of the camp session.

For cancellations made more than 14 days in advance, refunds will be issued minus a $30 processing fee.

For cancellations resulting from exposure to COVID-19 or suspected COVID-19 symptoms, refunds will be issued minus a $30 processing fee.

Program proceeds benefit the work of Maine Audubon.

 

COVID-19 update: To ensure the safety of participants, families, and staff, we will implement measures that include smaller camp groups, daily screenings, and increased cleaning and sanitation. Masks will be required, and campers will sit at least six feet apart when they remove masks for lunch and snack. Programs will take place entirely outdoors, though campers will shelter indoors (with more than six feet of distancing) should unsafe weather conditions arise. We will adhere to all MCDC recommendations and guidelines for camps and schools, as well as guidance from the American Camp Association. If your child or a member of your household is at higher risk for complications related to COVID-19, please speak with your healthcare provider to determine if attending camp is the right choice for your family.

Full Course

K-2 Discovery Camp at the Fields Pond Audubon Center

$205

with David Lamon

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 9, 2021 at 9 am
2 additional sessions through Aug 23, 2021

Location: Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holden
$185 members, $205 nonmembers

For campers who have completed grades K-2

Outdoor adventure and learning await campers at Fields Pond this summer! Venture into our 230-acre lakefront wildlife sanctuary and catch a glimpse of some of the wildlife that call it home. Seek out salamanders hidden beneath the forest floor, get a close-up look at frogs at the water’s edge, hunker down under the branches of a giant pine tree, and listen for loons calling across the pond.

Through the generosity of local businesses, organizations and individuals, partial scholarships are available for Maine residents who need financial assistance. For more information, please call: (207) 781-2330 or email scholarships@maineaudubon.org

August 9–13 Homes and Habitats (grades K-2)
What does “home” look like for different animals? What can we do to better share our neighborhoods with wildlife? This week we’ll look into how animals use various habitats and what we can do to help Maine’s wildlife thrive!

August 16–20 Amazing Adaptations (grades K-2)
How do animals do what they do? This week we will learn about the amazing ways animals use their physical and behavioral adaptations to survive in the wild.

August 23–27 Nature Art (grades K-2)
Nature offers countless opportunities to create art! The natural world can be our drawing implements, our blank canvas, our studio, and even our paint! What art can we make with the beauty of Fields Pond to inspire us?

Camp Cancellation Policy
If a camp session is cancelled by Maine Audubon, attendees will be notified and full refunds will be issued.

If camp registration is cancelled by the attendee, no refunds will be issued for cancellations made within 14 days of the start of the camp session.

For cancellations made more than 14 days in advance, refunds will be issued minus a $30 processing fee.

For cancellations resulting from exposure to COVID-19 or suspected COVID-19 symptoms, refunds will be issued minus a $30 processing fee.

Program proceeds benefit the work of Maine Audubon.

To ensure the safety of participants, families, and staff, programs will take place entirely outdoors and we will adhere to all MCDC recommendations and guidelines for camps and schools, as well as guidance from the American Camp Association. Please visit maineaudubon.org/camps for more information.





Forgot password?
Staff Log In