KIDS IN THE WOODS
The Children's Discovery Museum is excited to be partnering with The Friends of Quarry Road and the Waterville Parks and Rec to present Kids in the Woods, an outdoor summer program for ages 6-12. Campers will be fully immersed in the great outdoors for a week full of adventure, mountain biking, discovery, nature exploration, hiking, hands-on science, messy art and more!
Camp takes place at Quarry Road in Waterville. Optional lunch & breakfast are included.
Camp runs from 9:00 - 3:00 and pick up and drop off are at the Quarry Rd Welcome Center Yurt, which is at the end of the dirt road.
Space is very limited and limited to one week per child.
**Week One: July 12 - 16 FULL**
Week Two: July 19 - 23
Monday through Friday from 9:00 - 3:00
Scholarships are available.
Thank you to The Ollie Fund for helping to make this program possible.
WHAT WILL THE DAILY PROGRAM LOOK LIKE?
A typical day will start with an optional breakfast and time for open play, followed by a group morning meeting. The rest of the morning will consist of art, science, nature and engineering activities, with a break for lunch. In the afternoon, the museum is teaming up with some local friends to provide unique opportunities like a guided hiking tour, mountain biking, yoga and more! The entire camp will take place outside. Please note that there will be a porta-potty for children to use.
WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?
Camp will take place 100% outdoors, rain or shine. Please dress accordingly! However, camp will run, in part, beneath a large tent that will provide shelter when needed. In the case of thunder and lightning, campers will find shelter in the Friends of Quarry Road large open garage.
WHO IS RUNNING THE PROGRAM?
This program is run in collaboration between the Children’s Discovery Museum and the Friends of Quarry Road. Lead Camp Educator, Caitlin Walker, has 10 years of experience working as a science teacher and has her MAT in Teaching Secondary Science from the University of Vermont. Caitlin has a passion for developing hands-on and problem-based learning experiences and is excited to be joining the museum team! Assisting Caitlin is museum Executive Director Amarinda Keys. Amarinda has been overseeing and running museum summer camps since 2014, and specializes in creating engaging, hands-on programs for children.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Camp costs $150/week and includes an optional lunch and breakfast. We take payments through our online PayPal donation portal, or via check sent to the museum at 7 Eustis Parkway, Waterville, ME 04901. Scholarships are available. Please reach out to for more information about scholarships.
FORMS FOR CAMP
On the first day of camp, please print and bring with you or be prepared to fill out the Code Of Conduct form upon arrival. You will also have the opportunity to fill out our Photo Release Form.