Summer Camps

The mission of our summer programs is to offer unique, innovative programming for campers that fosters creativity, leadership, and individuality in accordance with the mission statement of Eastern Maine Community College. Our staff has extensive experience in summer programming, student life, and engagement activities, and are all dedicated to creating rewarding experiences for each camper. Respect, enthusiasm, and creativity are paramount in all our programs. We expect campers to be inquisitive, honest, and energetic, and to be willing to try new things. We expect parents to help foster and camp staff to welcome these characteristics, as well as understand that each child is an individual.


Adventures in Healthcare

(for students entering 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grades)

  • Our Adventures in Healthcare program provides high school students with the opportunity to explore the wide variety of healthcare careers through hands-on activities and exciting tribe challenges. Campers actually practice casting, suturing (on bananas), and spine immobilization. They take x-rays and use laparoscopic robots in the EMCC operating room. They sometimes even get to sit in a Lifeflight helicopter! They not only see the tools our professionals use, but they get to touch and use them as well. This component of our program is what makes it truly unique! Trust us, it is a jam-packed 4 days of fun, excitement, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences!
  • Adventures in Healthcare | 9-12th grade
  • Unfortunately, due to the impact of COVID-19, we will not be able to host camp this summer. The planning team feels that making this choice now is the best thing we can do. We are saddened by this choice, but we are looking forward to a better than ever camp in the Summer of 2021. 

Culinary Camps (ages 9-15)  **Registration accepted online only**

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and concerns, we will not be hosting our Summer Culinary Camps. We wish all of our campers and their families good health and a happy summer. We hope to see many of you for our Summer 2021 Culinary Camps. Check this webpage again in early February for information regarding our Summer 2021 camp information!

As we enter our twelfth summer, we are excited to continue delivering quality, hands-on culinary instruction to youth in the Bangor area. Our Culinary Camps provide the opportunity to learn what goes on “behind the scenes” in a working kitchen, create culinary masterpieces using a variety of techniques, try new foods, and make lots of new friends. Don’t hesitate – our programs fill up extremely fast!

All of our culinary programs run Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, and Fridays from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Drop-off occurs between 7:45-8:10 AM and pick-up is in the same location between 4:30 – 5:00 PM (On Fridays, campers will leave with their guests after the luncheon wraps up). Breakfast and lunch are both provided and each Friday we invite friends and family (max 8 guests per camper) to attend a Showcase Luncheon from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Update the schedule of weeks to be:

Junior Camps (ages 9-13)

Week #1 July 6 – 10 $350 15 Campers
Week #2 July 13 – 17 $350 15 Campers
Week #3 July 20 – 24 $350 15 Campers
Week #4 August 3 – 7 $350 15 Campers
Week #5 August 10 – 14 $350 15 Campers

Senior Camp (ages 13-15)

Week #1 July 27 – 31 $350 15 Campers