“I chose EMCC for affordability. I saved between $40-50k by starting my education here. I was debt-free six months after graduation. My classes were also full of non-traditional students, which gave me a perspective and value that I may have missed out on elsewhere.”
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.
Culinary Camps (ages 9-15) **Registration accepted online only**
As we enter our tenth 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-Friday, 8am-5pm. Drop-off occurs between 7:45-8:10am and pick-up is in the same location between 4:30-5pm. 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 11:30am-1pm.
- Junior Culinary #1 | ages 9-13 | July 9-13 | $300 | 15 campers
- Junior Culinary #2 | ages 9-13 | July 16-20 | $300 | 15 campers
- Senior Culinary Camp | ages 13-15 | July 23-27 | $300 | 10 campers
- Junior Culinary #3 | ages 9-13 | July 30-August 3 | $300 | 15 campers
If you are interested in our Culinary Camps, complete and submit our Sign-Up form here. Please note that campers may only sign up for ONE WEEK of Culinary Camp!
Adventures in Healthcare (for students entering 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grades in the fall of 2018)
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! Want to see for yourself?
Adventures in Healthcare is a residential program with activities lasting late into the evening and beginning early in the morning. Campers stay on gender-specific floors at Eastern Maine Community College with meals and snacks provided on-site by Chartwells Dining Services.
- Adventures in Healthcare | 9-12th grade | June 25-28 | $300 | 60 campers
If you are interested in our Adventures in Healthcare camp, complete and submit our Sign-Up form here. Please note that space is limited and our camps tend to fill up quickly!