As anyone who has ever attended school knows, there is nothing better than summer break! There are hours upon hours of relaxing, swimming, hiking, reading, gaming, vacationing, barbecuing, biking, and, best of all, no school!
Yet learning does not have to stop just because school is out. In fact, the summer is the perfect time to continue learning about your favorite subjects!
In its 21st year, the MSSM Summer Camps is as excited as ever to inspire and encourage campers ages 10-14 to pursue their passions in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
The MSSM Summer Camp program provides an opportunity for campers to exchange ideas and experiences with like-minded peers and an enthusiastic and dedicated staff who share their passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Campers discover new and exciting opportunities as they delve deeper into these subjects, which ignite a desire to pursue careers in these fields.
Why study the inner workings of mammals when you can dissect a fetal pig or a cow heart and see for yourself? Why learn about rockets when you can build and launch your own? Why study fractals from a book when you can build a record-breaking fractal yourself?
The Maine School of Science and Mathematics Summer Camp inspires young minds to pursue their favorite subjects through innovative and interactive classes. For seventeen years, students ages 10-14 have been coming to Limestone, Maine eager to learn and have left with renewed passion for the STEM fields. It is our hope that a single summer experience can spark a life-long desire for learning.
Visit our APPLY ONLINE page to begin the application.
Each year, MSSM Summer Camp offers a variety of educational and fun classes, including camp standards like Lift Off! (Rocket building), Computer Programming, CSI, and much more! The exact course offerings vary each year based on instructor interest and availability. The complete list of courses is announced each spring. After completing their course selection preferences, campers will be assigned to four week-long, hands-on courses.
In addition to excellent classes, campers will also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of recreational activities each afternoon and evening. These include camp classics like capture the flag, swimming, rock climbing, crafts and the famous "Monster Night" scavenger hunt.
Day Camper: $450 per week
Boarding Camper: $750 per week
Financial aid is available for those who qualify.
Boys' Wk 1 (Ages 10-13): July 1-7
Boys' Wk 2 (Ages 11-14): July 8-14
Co-ed/Capstone (Ages 12-14): July 15-21
Campers ages 11, 12,13 & 14 can stay for two weeks.
Girls' Wk 1 (Ages 11-14): July 22-28
Girls' Wk 2 (Ages 10-13): July 29-August 4
Campers ages 11, 12,13 & 14 can stay for two weeks.
Co-Ed Capstone Week
The Co-Ed Capstone Week is a new idea. It's going to be a special week with extra activities for the 14 year-olds that will age out. There will be some other special activities for everyone and some new classes just for that week, but the focus will be on sending off the camp "elders" in a special thank-you way. The exact details will not be finalized until we know how many students are coming that week and what the passions of our instructors are, but we are sure it is going to be special.
Additional Scholarships Available Beyond Financial Aid:
Each year families and businesses across Maine make donations towards the MSSM Summer Camp. We are sometimes able to grant additional scholarships beyond the financial aid provided. The amount of scholarships that are available varies each year. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that an additional scholarship will be available, but we do our best to meet the financial needs of all families. Many campers have had great success in asking businesses within their area for scholarship support.
MSSM Summer Camp does offer financial aid for Maine residents.Once you have completed the online application, you will have an online portal that has all the forms you need to complete for camp. One of these forms is an optional financial aid application form. Financial aid is determined by a family’s yearly income and size. The guidelines below are used to determine aid.
- Your child has attended camp at least once any time in the past.
- You refer a child that has never attended camp in either overnight or day camp.
- Your child has registered for camp in 2018 and paid the $100 Non-Refundable deposit.
- Your referred child has registered for camp and paid the $100 Non-Refundable deposit.
- The deadline to refer a friend is May 1st. Your account will be credited after that.
- The deadline to register and pay for camp is June 1st.
- The offer cannot be combined with one-week full gift certificates.
- The RAF discount is not redeemable for cash.
- The $100 RAF is valid for 2018 summer camp only. It will not roll over until 2019.
- One RAF equals one student for one week. If your RAF stays two weeks, there will only be $100 credited once per student.
The amount discounted from your account cannot exceed $650 for overnight campers or $350 for day campers through any combination of financial aid, scholarship, or any other discount.
This offer applies to anyone who has attended camp in the past and even people that have already registered for camp next year. If you refer a friend, just send us an email telling us you have completed a camp application for 2018, who your child is, who you referred, and we will connect the dots and credit your account accordingly.