Berwick Academy Camps: Summer on the Hilltop! Ages 4 and up

Give your kids an opportunity to spend their summer having fun on the Hilltop! Berwick Academy Summer Camps are open to ALL kids looking to have an amazing experience!

From June 5 – August 24, 2023 Berwick Academy is offering a wide array of summer programs for campers of all ages! Check out all the summer camp offerings below and in this full Summer on the Hilltop 2023 Brochure! You’ll be able to find something for anyone!

New for Summer 2023

Summer Theater: Grades 1-9, M-F, July 10-August 4: This camp will culminate with two full productions of SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical! Your camper will spend their summer being creative and growing as a thespian.

More Weeks/Sessions of BASE CAMP: Pre-K 4 – Grade 3: We’ve adding two more weeks of BASE Camp (six weeks total) and inviting more campers (up to rising third graders) this summer.

Offsite Camps: We’re excited to partner with Liquids Dreams Surf Shop, The Links at Outlook, The Center for Wildlife, Great Heights Stable, Kittery Point Yacht Club, and other organizations on amazing camps that meet at their locations throughout the Seacoast of NH/ME. Registration is still with Berwick Academy, but the fun happens at their locations!

Roundtrip Transportation – Busing is Back!
Berwick Academy Summer on the Hilltop now offers convenient round-trip transportation throughout the Seacoast of New Hampshire and Maine. This service provides families with a convenient and reliable option when making plans for the summer. We recognize that putting your child on a bus requires a great deal of trust. When choosing to utilize our transportation service, you can be confident that we put your child’s safety first. Summer busing is open to campers age 5+. Please provide your own booster seat if needed. Before Care and After Care is not needed when using the busing service.

Bus Stops & Times
Portsmouth C&J Park and Ride Overflow Lot in Pease | 185 Grafton Drive, 7:45a.m./4:30 p.m.
Kittery Yankee Candle | 306 US-Route 1, 8:05 a.m./4:15 p.m.
York Hannaford | 5 Hannaford Drive, 8:15 a.m./4:05 p.m.

Cost
5/days $150, 4/days $120, and 3/days $90


2023 Summer Camps at Berwick Academy

Camps are listed as the grade your child will be entering in the 2023-24 school year. Spaces are limited and spots will fill quickly! If a program is full, please sign up for the waitlist.

BASE CAMP (PreK – Grade 3)

Summer Explorers “BASE” Camps!
Join us for BASE Camp–Berwick Academy Summer Explorers! Each week will be filled with creativity, nature, outdoor play, games, sprinkler/water games, and MORE! There is something for everyone! Berwick Academy staff and counselors will be guiding safe and fun experiences, incorporating inside and outside time for playing and exploring, and using the Berwick Academy campus as an adventure map for discovery! Sign up for one week or multiple weeks as every week will bring new excitement, friends, and memories! Learn More!

BASE Camp Jr. | Pre-K (age 4) | Multiple Weeks
Session 1 Tue-Fri June 20-23 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $389
Session 2 Mon-Fri June 26-30 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $472
Session 3 Mon-Fri July 10-14 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $472
Session 4 Mon-Fri July 17-21 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $472
Session 5 Mon-Fri July 24-28 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $472
Session 6 Mon-Fri July 31-Aug 4 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $472
Cost: $389 / $472 / Register Here!

BASE Camp | K-Grade 1 | Multiple Weeks
Session 1 Tue-Fri June 20-23 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $389
Session 2 Mon-Fri June 26-30 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $472
Session 3 Mon-Fri July 10-14 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $472
Session 4 Mon-Fri July 17-21 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $472
Session 5 Mon-Fri July 24-28 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $472
Session 6 Mon-Fri July 31-Aug 4 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $472
Cost: $389 / $472 / Register Here!

BASE Camp Sr. | Grades 2-3 | Multiple Weeks
Session 1 Tue-Fri June 20-23 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $389
Session 2 Mon-Fri June 26-30 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $472
Session 3 Mon-Fri July 10-14 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $472
Session 4 Mon-Fri July 17-21 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $472
Session 5 Mon-Fri July 24-28 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $472
Session 6 Mon-Fri July 31-Aug 4 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $472
Cost: $389 / $472 / Register Here!


ARTS CAMPS

Metalsmithing | Grades 6+ | June 12-16 & July 10-14
The resin is a medium with a wide range of color possibilities and tons of creative applications. The studio metalwork includes sawing, hammering, stamping, filing, and sanding. Basic construction methods and workshop safety will also be covered. Campers will make pendants, earrings, keychains, and magnets incorporating bottle caps, paint, toy parts, and other found objects. You will be amazed at what you can create with these simple materials! No prior jewelry/metalsmithing experience is required! Learn More!
Session 1: 1 Mon-Fri June 12-16 12-3pm
Session 2: Mon-Fri July 10-14 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Cost: $328 / Register Here!

Wheel Throwing Ceramics | Grades 6+ | June 12-16
This workshop will teach basic wheel throwing, clay skills, and glazing techniques for novice or experienced artists. Campers will receive their pieces following the camp as they will need to be fired upon the week’s completion. Learn More!
Dates: Mon-Fri June 12-16 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Cost: $328 / Register Here!

Diving Into Dance | Grades 5-8 | June 20-23
Kick off your summer moving and grooving with a week of challenging and fun dance! Kids will spend their days experiencing a range of dance styles including hip-hop, contemporary, ballet, modern, and jazz. Campers will practice technical skills, learn fun tricks and exciting choreography, and have the chance to perform on stage for friends and family at the end of the week. Come make friends, move your body, and express yourself! Learn More!
Session 1: Tue-Fri June 20-23 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Grades 5-6
Session 2: Tue-Fri June 20-23 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Grades 7-8
Cost: $417 / Register Here!

Storybook Theater | Grades K-2 | June 20-23
Campers will use their creativity and teamwork skills to bring a storybook to life. Get ready for improv games, costume design, and a live performance for friends and family! Learn More!
Dates: Tue-Fri June 20-23 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $417 / Register Here!

Young Hollywood: Art of Stop Motion | Grades 2-5 | June 20-23
Ever wanted to direct a film? This is your chance to learn about and practice the art of animation through hands-on play. Young directors will create animations and learn how to brainstorm, write scripts, and more. A red carpet celebration presenting everyone’s short films will conclude the program. Learn More!
Dates: Tue-Fri June 20-23 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $583 / Register Here!

Art in Spanish & Cultural Immersion | Grade K-5 | June 20-23 & July 10-14
Don’t just learn Spanish, experience it! We explore the language and culture of Spanish-speaking countries while learning and creating original works of art, all in a warm supportive atmosphere and immersed in Spanish. We’ll learn about artists and art movements from each region. Art projects will use many different media such as ink and watercolor, sculpture (using up-cycled materials), acrylics, clay, fibers, and more. We will make snacks to enjoy together! Learn More!
Session 1: Tue-Fri June 20-23 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Grades: K-2 / Cost: $417
Session 2: Mon-Fri July 10-14 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Grades: 3-5 / Cost: $444
Cost: Session 1 $417 / Session 2 $444 / Register Here!

Adventures in Photography | Grades 6-9 | June 20-23 & July 31-Aug. 4
Don’t miss this week of photo adventures! Each day we’ll travel to one or more destinations to explore and photograph a variety of subjects, from woods and seacoast to small towns and cities. Each day will have themes and objectives that push you to expand your style and compositional skills. You’ll experiment with the manual photography settings on your phones and on personal digital cameras. You’ll leave with a handful of printed photographs and an option to frame your best work. Please note that this program uses Berwick Academy vehicles daily and will travel rain or shine. Students should bring: Phone/digital camera, lots of snacks, lunch, water bottle, comfortable shoes (as we’ll be walking all day), and rain jackets (if necessary). Learn More!
Session 1: Tue-Fri June 20-23 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Session 2: Mon-Fri July 31-Aug 4 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: Session 1 $444 / Session 2 $528 / Register Here!

Explorations with Mixed Media | Grades 6-9 | June 26-30
Join this mixed-media workshop to learn new techniques, incorporate mixed-media materials into your artwork, and expand your art skills. Mixed-media elements will include drawing and painting materials, wire, beads, boxes, weaving, photos, text, and much more!
Dates: Mon-Fri June 26-30 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Learn More!
Cost: $444 / Register Here!

FC Academy Filmmaking Camp | Grades 5-9 | June 26-30
At this camp, youth can bring their creative ideas to fruition in a fun, collaborative, and exciting environment. Campers will learn skills in scriptwriting, storyboard sketching, character development, improvisation, and camera skills. Together, the group will write, shoot, and edit a film in a genre of their choosing. Youth will learn to edit their films using professional editing software like Adobe Premiere. All final projects are eligible for submission to the Boston International Kids Film Festival in November 2023. There will be a screening on Friday afternoon for friends and family! Learn More!
Dates: Mon-Fri June 26-30 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $528 / Register Here!

Berwick Academy Summer Theater | Grades 1-9 | July 10-Aug. 4
We are excited to roll out the inaugural year of Berwick Academy Summer Theater with The SpongeBob Musical: Youth Edition! This adaptation of the beloved children’s show features original music by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants, and T.I., as well as songs by David Bowie, among others. The show incorporates characters that will be familiar to fans of the show and takes an innovative approach that focuses on the spirit of joy, innocence, and friendship that SpongeBob embodies. Campers will learn hands-on theater skills as they rehearse, produce, stage, and perform a musical on stage at Berwick Academy. We will work together to give each budding thespian a chance to shine and learn the values of collaboration and creativity in a fun, inclusive, and supportive environment! Learn More!
Dates: Mon-Fri July 10-Aug 4 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $1300 / Register Here!

Comic Creatives | Grades 2-8 | July 17-21
Have you ever wondered how superheroes in comic books are made? When reading a webcomic, have you ever thought, “I wish I could do that.” Young artists in Comic Creatives will learn everything there is to know about the creation of comics, from start to finish. Additionally, they’ll produce their own comic book with unique characters and illustrations to share with their family and friends. Learn More!
Dates: Mon-Fri July 17-21 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $599 / Register Here!

Textiles & Fibers | Grades 3-6 | July 17-21
Join Miss Liz to explore the arts of days passed. From finger to knitting needle to weaving and crocheting, youth will learn new skills and create projects based on where they are in the process. Learn More!
Dates: Mon-Fri July 17-21 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $500 / Register Here!


ENRICHMENT CAMPS

Dungeons & Dragons & Beyond | Grades 5-9 | June 12-16
Join Upper School Dungeon Masters Emily Currie ‘23 and Asher Sawka ‘25 for a deep dive into Dungeons & Dragons. This camp will include a short D&D campaign as well as a series of workshops on how to run a campaign of your own and is open to both new players and D&D veterans. Campers will need to bring their creativity and will leave with a set of dice and the skills to run their own campaign. Learn More!
Dates: Mon-Fri June 12-16 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $389 / Register Here!

Forest Fairies & Gnomes | Pre-K (age 4) | June 12-16
We will explore the wooded areas on Berwick Academy’s campus! During this exploration, children will gather natural materials to build homes for fairies and gnomes. We will also hear a few stories about the folklore of fairies and gnomes. Come be creative outdoors with us! Learn More!
Dates: Mon-Fri June 12-16 1-3 p.m.
Cost: $194 / Register Here!

Aspiring Fashionistas | Grades 3-5 | June 26-30
In this stylish program, campers gain knowledge of the fashion industry and develop skills in fashion design, fashion marketing, fashion journalism, and branding. Campers develop sketching skills, explore popular brands, analyze industry trends (e.g. athleisure), design various articles of clothing, define their own brand, explore careers in fashion, and more! Learn More!
Dates: Mon-Fri June 26-30 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $472 / Register Here!

Sign Language Camp | Grades 2-9 | July 5-7
Have your child explore the world of American Sign Language! There will be story time and play with the language allowing campers to use their whole bodies to explore ASL. There will be hands-on crafts and activities while exploring parts of campus and learning the words from the world around us. Learn More!
Session 1: Wed-Fri July 5-7 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Grades: 2-4
Session 2: Wed-Fri July 5-7 1-3 p.m. Grades: 5-9
Cost: S1 $322 / S2 $222 / Register Here!

My First Lemonade Stand | Grades 1-4 | July 10-14
Let’s sell lemonade! Campers become young “lemonade entrepreneurs” and learn how to make yummy lemonade and earn money selling it! From designing marketing flyers to estimating profits to experimenting with recipes, campers have fun all week while developing business savvy. As a hopeful showcase event, campers launch the lemonade stand on Friday to raise money for a charity they select! Learn More!
Dates: Mon-Fri July 10-14 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $472 / Register Here!

My First Food Truck | Grades 4-8 | July 24-28
Campers select a food theme, choose an ideal location, identify target customers, design appealing menus, and form a comprehensive business plan covering strategy, marketing, operations, and finance, including capital raising needs. Activities include drafting mission statements, setting prices, estimating expenses, and learning key financial metrics. This camp offers a tasty way to develop business savvy! Note: no food is handled at camp. Learn More!
Dates: Mon-Fri July 24-28 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $472 / Register Here!

CSI South Berwick | Grades 4-6 | July 25-27
Have you always wanted to become a detective and find yourself watching every episode of CSI? Now is your chance to do everything from fingerprinting to assessing the crime scene. You will get the tools to put the clues together. Bring your sharp mind, intuition, and keen observation skills. If your child is also registered for the morning basketball camp, they can sign up for the lunch break, and then we will transport them in a Berwick Academy vehicle to the South Berwick police station. Parents/Guardians will need to pick them up from the police station at the end of the program. Learn More!
Dates: Tue-Thu July 25-27 1-4 p.m.
Cost: $250 / Register Here!

Chinese Language and Culture Immersion Camp | Grades 6-9 | July 31-Aug 4
This camp will be focusing on learning five basic topics about the Chinese language and culture. Each camper will be learning how to greet, count, name colors, name food materials, and talk about sports in Mandarin. Fun activities include Chinese calligraphy, brush painting, making dumplings, paper cutting, and making kites. By the end of the week, you will feel like you just had a short trip to China! Learn More!
Dates: Mon-Fri July 31-Aug 4 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $417 / Register Here!

Horsemanship Camp at Great Heights Stable | Grades 3-8 | Multiple Weeks
Spend a week learning about horses—from safe handling skills, leading, and grooming to playing, caring for, and training. This is a hands-on, highly engaging activity-based camp that focuses on horses’ senses and behavior. Every day we will do tons of playing with the horses, pony, and donkeys as we learn how to enrich their lives and ensure their health. Campers wear close-toed shoes, long pants/leggings, and any other appropriate layers to accommodate the different weather and bugs we get on a Maine farm. Drop off and pick up is at Great Heights Stable in Berwick. This camp will be instructed by the Great Heights Stable staff and is available for Grades 3-8. Learn More!
Session 1: Mon-Thu June 5-8 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $444
Session 2: Mon-Fri June 12-16 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $533
Session 3: Tue-Fri June 20-23 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $444
Session 4: Mon-Fri June 26-30 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $533
Session 5: Mon-Fri July 10-14 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  Cost: $533
Session 6: Mon-Fri July 17-21 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $533
Session 7: Mon-Fri July 24-28 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $533
Session 8: Mon-Fri July 31-Aug 4 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $533
Costs: $444 / $533 / Register Here!


SPORTS & RECREATION CAMPS

Outlook Summer Golf Academy | Grades 2-12 | June 5-8 & June 12-15
Summer camps are designed to pique the interest of potential new golfers and offer experienced golfers the instruction they need to improve. Half-day campers will have the opportunity to play a few holes on the golf course to practice their skills. Full day camp is a wonderful way for our campers to enjoy a comprehensive day of golf instruction and lunch will be provided. Outlook will provide all equipment for participants. Coach Michael Corriveau is certified as a USGTF and WGTF teaching professional. He has a great deal of experience coaching local high school players, as well as competitive junior players. Drop off/pick up will be at Outlook. Learn More!
Session 1: Mon-Thu June 5-8 12*-3 p.m. Grades 2-12
Session 2: Mon-Thu June 12-15 9** a.m.-12 p.m. Grades 4-12
Cost: Session 1 $417 / Session 2 $611 / Register Here!

*11:30 a.m. on the first day
**8:30 a.m. on the first day

What Level Of Golf Do I Choose For My Camper?
The half- and full-day Golf Academy is intended for golfers who have had some previous golf instruction (including from a parent/adult) and/or have prior experience playing on a golf course. Beginners who have experience playing other sports and are interested in trying golf are encouraged to select the half-day program. The goal of the Golf Academy is for all participants to feel comfortable at their individual skill level.

Surf Camp | Grades 5-8 | June 5-8 & June 12-15
Surf Camp will be offered at our Long Sands Beach surf shop in York. Campers will be provided with all surf equipment, including a wetsuit. Surf Camp will include the following activities: surfing, boogie boarding, body surfing/swimming. Stand Up Paddling availability will be assessed by instructors based on daily conditions. Spots are limited so don’t miss out on registering early. Drop off/pick up is at Liquid Dreams Surf Shop in York. Learn More!
Session 1: Mon-Thu June 5-8 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Session 2: Mon-Thu June 12-15 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Cost: S1 $389 / S2 $389 / Register Here!

Multisport Camp | Grades 2-5 | June 12-16
Multisport participation is an opportunity for kids to try new sports, get some great exercise, and have lots of fun with their peers! Every day, campers will play tennis, basketball, floor hockey, soccer, group games, and more. Basic athletic skills that are transferable to all sports will be the focus, along with teamwork, kindness, and a positive attitude. Sessions will run both indoors and outdoors and take place rain or shine. Get ready to cool off in the sprinkler too! Learn More!
Session 1: Mon-Fri June 12-16 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Grades 2-3
Session 2: Mon-Fri June 12-16 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Grades 4-5
Cost: S1 $444 / S2 $444 / Register Here!

Yoga & Mindfulness Adventure Camp | Pre-K (age 4)-Grade 5 | June 12-16 & July 31-Aug. 4
Session 1 is all about exploring concepts such as kindness, honesty, generosity, balance, and gratitude through mindful movement, breath awareness, stories, songs, mindful crafts, and calming practices. Yoga mats are provided, but you’re welcome to bring your own.

Session 2 is all about adventure and exploration, Join us for a full day experience exploring the themes of earth, water, fire, air and ether through mindful movement, breath, exercises, simple meditation practices, nature crafts, storytelling and mindful games. Each day one of the five elements will be exploring inviting campers to experience a new sense of understanding and connection as they explore these ideas related to the environment. Learn More!

Session 1: Mon-Fri June 12-16 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Grade Pre-K (age 4)-Grade 1
Session 2: Mon-Fri July 31-Aug 4 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Grads 2-5
Cost: Session 1 $333 / Session 2 $556 / Register Here!

What to Wear
Please dress in comfortable clothes that allow for yoga-based movement. Add shorts under skirts or dresses. Layers are helpful for changes in temperature. Make sure that you wear good walking shoes or sneakers. We will be playing active games and may spend time outside in the courtyard.

Granite State Elite Girls Lacrosse Camp | Grades 1-12 | June 20-22
Work on your fundamentals and grow your passion for the fastest game on two feet. Enhance your stickwork, shooting, and game IQ through skills, drills, and fun games. Camp is led by Coach McKinley, GSE Director and Souhegan High School Head Coach. Coach McKinley has 18 years of coaching experience and was a former All-American at Boston University and a member of the USA Women’s National Team. Campers need to bring a lacrosse stick, lacrosse goggles, mouth guard, sneakers, and turfs or cleats to play outside and inside. *We can provide equipment for new players if you request it by June 7. Learn More!
Session 1: Tue-Thu June 20-22 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Grades 1-5
Session 2: Tue-Thu June 20-22 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Grades 6-12
Cost: $278 / Register Here!

Get On Board Skateboarding | Grades 3-9 | July 5-7
Get On Board is an introduction to skateboarding. Using our proven instruction method, the goal is to have participants skateboard in a controlled manner from point A to B by the end of our time together. Participants are encouraged to bring closed-toed shoes, a water bottle, and snacks. We will have enough equipment for all participants to use, but participants are welcome to bring their own skateboard, helmet, and pads. Learn More!
Session 1: Wed-Fri July 5-7 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Grades 3-5
Session 2: Wed-Fri July 5-7 1-3 p.m. Grades 6-9
Cost: $250 / Register Here!

Berwick Biking Adventures | Grades 5-9 | July 10-13 & July 24-27
Looking to ride mountain bikes with friends this summer and learn some new skills on the trails? Mountain bike camp is the place for you. Join Berwick Biking Adventures at Stratham Hill Park for a fun-filled four mornings of riding bikes. We will be building skills on single-track trails, improving our technical riding over roots, rocks, and bridges, and maybe even getting a little air time. All riders must be willing and capable to ride their bike for two to three hours (with many breaks in between). All riders must have their own working mountain bike, properly fitting helmet, water, and any snack they may want during their session. This is a one-session camp. Each day we will ride the trail systems at Stratham Park. The rides will be a NO DROP, meaning we will stop and wait for the group to catch up at each trail intersection. Learn More!
Session 1: Mon-Thu* July 10-13 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Beginner/Intermediate
Session 2: Mon-Thu* July 24-27 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Intermediate/Advanced
*Friday rain date
Location: Stratham Hill Park (drop off/pick up)
Cost: $306 / Register Here!

Berwick Boys Lacrosse Academy | Grades 4-9 | July 17-21
Berwick Lacrosse Academy has a long history of providing great teaching and skill development. Camp will focus on small group work, high reps, and daily gameplay. Participants should be prepared with all lacrosse equipment, including mouthpieces and shoes to play on the turf and indoors. Extra water and a snack/lunch are recommended. Learn More!
Session 1: Mon-Fri July 17-21 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Grades 4-6
Session 2: Mon-Fri July 17-21 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Grades 7-9
Cost: $333 / Register Here!

Bulldog Hoops Camp | Grades 2-9 | July 24-28
The camp will be directed and led by the Berwick Academy varsity basketball coaches and assisted by an exciting group of varsity players. Campers will spend the week learning and refining foundational and advanced basketball skills/actions and leave with a better understanding of “how” to practice individually. We will be utilizing a mix of challenging drills, fun games, and half-court/full-court gameplay. We will discuss themes like growth mindset and goal setting, and develop resilience through learning and growing within our sport. This camp is a must for basketball enthusiasts or any player looking to hone their skills in the off-season and learn more about the game. Learn More!
Session 1: Mon-Fri July 24-28 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Grades 2-5
Session 2: Mon-Fri July 24-28 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Grades 6-9
Cost: $278 / Register Here!

Take the Tiller at KPYC Sailing School | Grades 5-8 | Aug. 21-24
Kittery Point Yacht Club’s Sailing School is offering a special four-day summer camp! Interested youth will be transported via motorboat from KPYC to a large float in the Portsmouth back channel to learn the ins and outs of sailing. This program is designed for youth who are ready to learn and practice fundamental sailing skills while gaining greater confidence skippering Vanguard 420s. Kids will be taught in sailing school boats with two to three per boat depending on skill level. The goal is to teach each sailor how to confidently control the tiller and sail simultaneously in order to handle the boats independently. Youth will learn sailing nomenclature, knot tying, boat rigging, boat handling, wind direction, water safety, and boat maintenance. Drop off/pick up will be at KPYC. Learn More!
Dates: Mon-Thu Aug 21-24 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Cost: $417 / Register Here!


STEAM CAMPS

Clever Critters | K-Grade 2 | June 5-8
Join us at the Center for Wildlife for four fun-filled half days. Campers will explore the animal kingdom with the help of the Center’s non-releasable animal ambassadors. Your campers will discover the great outdoors with the Center for Wildlife Environmental Educators. Focusing on a new animal each day, campers will hop, leap, and run to new adventures. Drop off/pick up will be at the Center for Wildlife. Learn More!
Dates: Mon-Thu June 5-8 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Cost: $333 / Register Here!

Eco Explorers | Grades 3-5 | June 12-16
For our older crowd, this full-day camp will have campers out in the great New England wilderness. From the tiny insects to the mighty oak tree, we are going to explore it all. Campers will get the chance to nature journal all their discoveries and at the end of the week we will take a guided hike to the summit of Mt. Agamenticus. Drop off/pick up will be at the Center for Wildlife. Learn More!
Dates: Mon-Fri June 12-16 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $361 / Register Here!

RC Adventure Workshop | Grade 6-9 | June 12-15
In this edition of Berwick’s RC Adventure Workshop, participants will master the control of a ready-to-run 1/10 scale radio-controlled rock crawler (Redcat Everest-10), upgrade its handling with four-wheel steering and improved shocks/tires, and participate in the construction and testing of an epic crawler competition course. Campers will get to keep their RC cars. Learn More!
Dates: Mon-Thu June 12-15 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $694 / Register Here!

LEGO Robotics & Engineering | K-Grade 5 | June 26-30
The next team sport for aspiring tech leaders and innovators is coding! Students will collaborate in teams to design, build, and program robots to solve challenges. Using LEGO® SPIKE Prime robots’ critical thinking and creativity, they will be challenged daily while having FUN! Learn More!
Session 1: Mon-Fri June 26-30 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Session 2: Mon-Fri June 26-30 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $599 / Register Here!

Let’s Build Rube Goldberg Machines! | Grades 2-9 | July 5-7
The best thing a child can learn is that failure is part of life—you may not always get things the first time. It takes perseverance, patience, and effort. I teach the kids that we can learn from failure—we learn by trying again, we learn from each other, and we learn the importance of teamwork. Kids will learn who Rube Goldberg was and build, create, and design their own Rube Goldberg machines. This camp is all about engagement, problem-solving skills, and project-based learning. Kids will use blocks, dominos, cups, Bee-Bot robots, marble runs/tracks, magnets, KIBO robots, bouncy balls, make space materials, and much more. Come join me for hands-on building fun! Learn More!
Session 1: Wed-Fri July 5-7 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Grades 5-9
Session 2: Wed-Fri July 5-7 1-3 p.m. Grades 2-4
Cost: Session 1 $322 / Session 2 $222 / Register Here!

STEAM Explorers Jr | Pre-K (age 4)-Grade 1 | July 5-7
STEAM Explorers Jr. is perfect for children who want to create, question, experiment, and explore. We use stories, songs, and puppets to help introduce a concept, and then we’ll create a project based on what we’ve learned. Lots of tinkering, building, and playing will round out each day as we create rockets, program robots, and witness chemical reactions. Learn More!
Dates: Wed-Fri July 5-7 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $381 / Register Here!

The Art of Magic | Grades 2-8 | July 10-14
Extraordinary FUN that makes great kids appear! Imagine a program where kids learn the art of magic from the best. It’s not just about tricks; at The Art of Magic, magicians-in-training learn how to feel confident and empowered every day. They’ll also reinforce those critical skills that go beyond the world of magic—like how to build relationships with others. Plus, practicing magic will help them grow in ways they didn’t know were possible! There will be FUN, magic, and games daily. High-quality magic props, top-secret file folders, surprises, and secret words to unlock bonus videos in the online vault round things out. Watch as your child grows and develops. Their communication skills will improve, they will learn how to interact with others, new friends will be made, and most importantly, they will have FUN. The week will culminate with a show for family and friends. Learn More!
Dates: Mon-Fri July 10-14 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $599 / Register Here!

Junior CEOs | Grades 4-8 | July 17-21
How cool would it be for you to be the boss of Apple or Nike for a day? In this leadership camp, you can! Campers act as CEOs for leading companies and collaborate to make strategic recommendations to address real business issues. Case studies include popular companies and examine the impact of female and minority CEOs. Campers enhance their problem solving skills, develop business savvy, and cultivate a strategic mindset as future leaders. Learn More!
Dates: Mon-Fri July 17-21 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $472 / Register Here!

Game Design Arcade | Grades 2-8 | July 24-28
We will explore coding fundamentals while we produce custom games, animations, and music. After learning about all aspects of a game design team, we will create groups and set off on the adventure to design, build, and program an original game. Game designers in this course will also showcase their games on Friday at our very own Arcade. Creating a game takes artists, coders, sound effect creators, and more… So which one will YOU be?
Dates: Mon-Fri July 24-28 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Learn More!
Cost: $599 / Register Here!

Little Inventors | Grades 1-4 | July 31-Aug. 4
Are you ready to innovate? Get your creative juices flowing in this project-based program, where you will identify the need for an invention, think on your feet, and create real structures and solutions. Campers also learn about famous inventors and internalize how recent innovations improve our lives. Learn More!
Dates: Mon-Fri July 31-Aug 4 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $472 / Register Here!

STEAM Explorers | Grades 2-8 | July 31-Aug. 4
Experience the world of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) in a week-long program centered on adventure and innovation. Participants will be guided through five jam-packed days of tinkering, building, experimenting, and designing. Coding, robots, bubbles, art, and so much more will be part of our daily themes. STEAM Explorers is perfect for children who want to create, question, experiment, and explore. Learn More!
Dates: Mon-Fri July 31-Aug 4 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $599 / Register Here!


Extend the Fun at Berwick Academy’s Summer Camps

Before/After Care and Lunch Breaks!
Campers can now extend their day with Before Care, After Care and/or Lunch Break sessions!

Cost
5/days $60/session, 4/days $48/session, and 3/days $36/session. Learn More!

Teen Trips!
Summer Teen Trips are open to rising sixth through twelfth graders. You don’t have to be a Berwick Academy student to enjoy these day or overnight trips! Experience everything from whitewater rafting to Hilltop Fun Center, outdoor rock climbing to Take Flight Aerial Adventure Course, and MORE! Find more information on the summer Teen Trips here.


2023 Summer on the Hilltop Brochure

Berwick Academy, situated on an 80-acre campus just over one hour north of Boston, serves 600 students, Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12, from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. Deeply committed to its mission of promoting virtue and useful knowledge, Berwick Academy empowers students to be creative and bold. Berwick strives to graduate alumni who shape their own learning, take risks, ask thoughtful questions, and come to understand and celebrate their authentic selves. Founded in 1791 and rooted in a tradition of college preparation, our culture of innovation prepares students for a complex and dynamic world.

If you have any questions, please contact Margot Harrington, Director of Auxiliary Programs at mharrington@berwickacademy.org.

 

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