Summer Camp at the Riley School July 13th - August 14th

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 8:45am

Riley Summer Camp is planning on being open and is now accepting registrations for children ages 5-12. Camp weeks will begin July 13th and run through August 14th. In consideration of unknowns, the June dates have been cancelled, and other decisions will be made as conditions and recommendations are updated. For the safety of everyone, Riley Camps will follow all health and safety rules and regulations. 

At Riley Vacation Camps, children explore their world through play and creative arts on Riley’s expansive twenty acre campus. Children will sample a variety of activities both outdoors and inside Riley’s theater and beautiful, light filled art studio.  Children may be introduced to drama, movement, music, skit creation, art projects, woodworking, ceramics, outdoor games, gardening and exploration of the campus and cove.  Each weekly session will be an adventure as campers collaborate on choosing a theme for projects and possibly creating a show to share their new-found skills and talents. Children will explore their creativity and learn how to work together in a welcoming supportive environment. Indoor activities will be balanced with lots of outdoor adventures on the Riley campus such as romping in the woods, fields, gardens and sunshine, outdoor games and simply enjoying our wonderful Maine summer days!

Riley Camps is excited to have two fantastic staff members with us this summer: Gretchen Mahoney Graduated Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Maine at Augusta with a major in studio arts and a minor in music. She works at the Camden Rockport Middle School as an Ed Tech in the sixth grade resource room. This will be Gretchen’s tenth year working for the Camden Rockport school district. Gretchen is passionate about teaching children, and making art and music. She plays guitar and is a fantastic blues singer! John Hawhorter, is a graduate student at the Rhode Island School of Design majoring in Industrial Design. His studies focus on the “relationship between play, the environment and the body as it relates to toy design.” John’s background includes game design, fine art, and creative writing.  

Registration does not require a deposit. Payment will be due the week your child starts camp. Priority will be given on the basis of registration date, so early registration is advised. You may register your camper for any number of weeks and, in fact, multiple weeks provides your camper with a more extensive in-depth summer camp experience.

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The Riley School guides children to become independent, lifelong learners and innovative thinkers. Founded as a progressive, ungraded elementary school in 1972, Riley recognizes each child’s unique learning style. The individualized curriculum challenges children to express themselves and develop their own intellectual and creative capabilities through experimentation, discovery, and vigorous engagement.

At Riley, we foster a sense of responsibility towards our natural world, our community, and each other. We value cooperation over self, and honor the balanced development of social, emotional and physical with academic growth. At Riley we trust in children as learners. We value and respect the uniqueness of the individual. We cherish and protect childhood.

Accredited by the New England Association of School and Colleges and the Maine State Department of Education, Riley School enrolls children K - 9th grade, and  2–4 yrs for the Wade Acres pre-school program. Applications are currently being accepted for the 2020-21 school year. For more information visit or email: