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2018 Materials Coming Soon

This information is from 2017 and is an example of our organization and program. 2018 materials will be online the first week of March.

Programs for Children Ages 3-8

Summer I.D.E.A.S. offers a wide selection of age-appropriate specialty half-day or full-day camps and specialty week programs for children ages 3-8. Choose from a dynamic mix of child-centered, thematic experiences that encourage movement, imagination, and problem solving.

Extended Time Care is also available for families whose schedules require that their children (up to age 12) arrive at USM before the morning program begins and/or stay following 3:30 p.m. 
Visit the General Information page for details.

How to Find the Right Options for Your Child

Click the link below that corresponds to your child’s age to see all program options for children in that age range. The information in this downloadable PDF program booklet is color-coded. All information in yellow in the booklet refers to our half-day or full-day camp options. Options in colors other than yellow are part of our specialty weeks.

Half-day and Full-day Camps:

• are for students ages 3-8
• feature investigations and activities that focus on different themes
• include wrap-around care options for families with busy schedules (learn more about extended time care)
• are 1-week long camps which run from June 19-July 28; sign up for just 1 week or as many as you like, up to all 6 weeks

Specialty Week Programs:

• are for students age 4-8
• feature topics ranging from the arts to animals, soccer to science, the outdoors to pirates and many topics in between.
• are typically 45 minutes to 1 hour-plus programs for 1 week
• are offered the weeks of June 14-16, July 31-August 4, August 7-11, and August 14-18

How to Register

Registration is by mail or in-person. A registration form is included in each of the age-specific program packet links below. More details can be found on our Registration page and our General Information pageEarly registration discounts apply on or before May 10 for programs running 6/14 through 7/28, and on July 7 for programs starting after 7/28.

Spotlight On: Arts & Creativity

Nurture creativity through a variety of experiences including:
-Around the World Delights
-Colorful Creations
-Marble Magic Mazes

Spotlight On: Sports

Encourage an active body, teamwork, and physical development through:
-Basketball for Kids
-Outdoor Games
-Soccer for Kids
-Skating School

Spotlight On: Science & Technology

Programs to encourage innovation and natural curiosity include:
-Robotics Jr. 
-Experiments Galore Club
-S.T.E.M. Olympics Club

Spotlight On: Academic Enrichment

Extend academic enrichment through play and creative experiences:
-Be an “Author”ity Camp (writing, reading,illustrating)
-Cook Book Club
-Español Afuera-Outdoor Spanish
Prekindergarten (age 3) - Grade 12 • Independent • Coeducational
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