Specialty Day Camps for ages 5 & 6

Specialty camps offer a variety of activities, programs, and in-depth experiences for campers. Unlike traditional camp, specialty camps are only offered certain weeks of the summer. These camps fill quickly, so register soon to secure your child’s spot! Enrollment is limited.  Specialty camps include swimming but do not include swim lessons.  All specialty camps include elective traditional camp activity periods.

 for WOODGATHERERS Ages 5 & 6

June 22-26/ August 17-21/ Cost: $285
Limited to 10 per week

Discover wildlife in Maine during Animal Camp at Ketcha. Meet guest animals, do animal crafts, assist in caring for animals at the barn and explore the trails of camp.

July 6-10/ Cost: $280
Limited to 10

Campers will conduct a variety of messy and fun experiments and explore the science behind them. In addition campers will explore different habitats, and practice different animal techniques for staying cool, hiding from predators, and laying eggs. We will use teaching environments like our pond, garden, fields, and forest. We will also take a trip exploring our marsh. Please send your camper with a change of clothes each day!

July 20-24/ Cost: $275
Limited to 10
Let the fairies steal you away to this camp where we will take a look at their secret world. We’ll tell and listen to stories about them, we’ll make art and plays about them and we will go on hunts for the fairies in the woods. We’ll make fairy houses and boats as gifts for our tiny friends.


August 10-14/ Cost:$305
Limited to 10

Campers will learn about growing and raising plants and animals. Campers will get hands on experience in our garden, with our horses and our guinea hens. They will also get a chance to visit Smiling Hill Farm.

July 27-31/ Cost: $265
Limited to 10

Campers will explore superhero qualities to create their own superhero. Campers will make comic strips, stories, and drawings of their superhero. Superhero games, trivia and fun! On Friday the campers will perform a skit for the camp.

July 20-24/ August 10-14/ Cost: $275
Limited to 10 per week

For one amazing week, Camp Ketcha is transformed into the Yavin training grounds where young Jedi learn their skills… Enter the order of the Jedi and explore new galaxies as you fight for peace and justice. Whether you are a youngling, a padawan, or a Master, becoming a Jedi requires the most profound commitment and astute mind. As part of your training, you will learn the ways of the Jedi through mythology and story, design never-before-known universes, create new heroes and creatures.. This camp encourages exploration of literature, science, debate and creative arts by leveraging a child’s keen interest in the Star Wars story.

July 13-17/ Cost$275
Limited to 10

Rustle up your own cowboy and cowgirl costumes, cook food like they did in the “Old West”, play western-style games and learn about important historical events in the “Old West”.  Campers will visit the barn one day and saddle up on our horses.

June 29-July 3/ Cost: $280
Limited to 10
Ahoy Matey! Live the life of a pirate for a week at Ketcha. Campers will create pirate names and pirate costumes and create memories in Pirate Cove. Search for and hide hidden treasure. Eat like a pirate and sail the high seas of the Camp Ketcha waterfront.

August 3-7/ Cost: $285
Limited to 10

Campers will spend the week focusing creative arts & cooking.   A variety of extensive art projects will be completed throughout the week as well as room for campers to express their creative side through cooking in our kitchen and homemade solar ovens.

June 29-July 3/August 3-7 /Cost: $305
Limited to 10 per week

Experience what it is like to be a police officer and a detective. Solve “crimes” that staff commit around Camp Ketcha. Campers will visit and explore a local police department. Complete a “SWAT” obstacle course at Camp Ketcha.

June 22-26/ Cost: $280
Limited to 10

Tidepools, ocean life, sea creatures and more! Explore local beaches, and learn about marine mammals.

July 6-10/July 13-17/ Cost $275
Limited to 10 per week

We will cover all the essentials for a princess in the making:  self- esteem, confidence and kindness through stories, puppet play, dress up, arts & crafts, dance and games.  Campers will take an enchanted horse ride and end the week with a Royal Tea Party. (This camp is not based on Disney Princesses)

July 6-10/ Cost: $320
Limited to 10

Designed for campers who love being in the water. Campers will spend two days snorkeling with Paul Rollins, professional dive instructor. The first day will be instruction on using fins, goggles and snorkels. The second day will be spent snorkeling in our pond and pool. Campers will spend one day at a local water park, explore beaches, and spend time on our property exploring the Scarborough Marsh.  Open to all swim abilities and campers MUST be comfortable putting their face in the water.

July 6-10 / Cost: $265
Limited to 15

Is your child active and energetic?  Than this is the camp for them.  Campers will participate in a variety of common and uncommon sports and games from Capture the Flag to flag football and disc golf.  Learn new skills, improve on old ones and create your own sports game.


August 3-7/Cost: $265
Limited to 10

Join us in our newest camp led by the parent of one of our Montessori students.  A basic ballet class for 4-5 year olds, teaching the fundamentals in a fun, creative and relaxed manner.  Campers will need to bring their own ballet shoes and wear comfortable clothing.

Gabrielle Royal has had a lifelong passion for classical ballet, with 20 years of training at the Libitzki School of Dance in Ellsworth, Maine and 10 years of assistant teaching ballet and tap classes for young children. She also danced at the college level, delving into choreography and ultimately acting as Senior Captain of the Salve Regina University Dance Company in Newport, Rhode Island.

Note: Annual Registration fee is required for all summer programs