Summer Camps

Summer 2022 Culinary Camps are now OPEN FOR REGISTRATION!

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. Summer camp offerings may continue to change as Summer 2022 approaches, please keep checking back or contact us at summers@emcc.edu for more info!


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

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 – 4:00 PM, and Fridays from 8:00 AM – 1:00 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 4 guests per camper) to attend a Showcase Luncheon from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Junior camps are typically for those ages 9-12, while Senior camp is typically for those 13-15.

This summer, our Culinary Camp Schedule is as follows:

Junior Camp 1 – June 27 – July 1
Junior Camp 2 – July 11 – July 15
Junior Camp 3 – July 18 – July 22
Junior Camp 4 – August 1 – August 5
Junior Camp 5 – August 8 – August 12
Senior Camp 1 – July 25 – July 29

Culinary Camps cost $350/week, with a $50 deposit being due to reserve your spot, and the remaining balance being due by June 3rd. Payment information will be shared after the successful completion of registration.

You can register for camp here: https://forms.office.com/r/N1ygW6e3Fx

*Please note that our campers will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 if eligible (medical exemptions to be reviewed by our Vaccination Team after campers are registered). Currently, there is no mask mandate in effect, but things may change, and we will align with current CDC guidance and guidance from our system office.

You can contact us for more information at summers@emcc.edu.


Adventures in Healthcare

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

  • Adventures in Healthcare will not be running in the Summer of 2022. Please stay in touch with summers@emcc.edu for updates for next summer.
  • Our Adventures in Healthcare program provides high school students with the opportunity to explore a 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