OPEN DAILY 9:30 to 5

Summer Programs

  • Kennebec Explorers Day Camp (rising 2nd-5th grade), 7, 1-week sessions
  • Mariners’ Adventure Camp (rising 6th – 8th grade), 2, 1-week sessions

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Kennebec Explorers Day Camp will foster your child’s exploration of earth and ocean sciences through creative hands-on learning and fun. Including field trips!


Weekly Sessions

June 27-July 1; July 11-15; July 18-22; July 25-29; August 1-5; August 8-12; August 15-19

Members $280 // Non-Members $300

This summer, Maine Maritime Museum will offer seven sessions of our five-day summer camp that will develop your child’s curiosity for natural exploration and all things maritime. Campers will explore the ecosystem of Merrymeeting Bay and gain a sense of stewardship for this special place through outdoor adventures, boat cruises on the Kennebec River, games, science experiments, crafts, and more! And returning for the 2022 season, field trips to local nature preserves and state parks! Small weekly camper groups, low camper-to-counselor ratios, and experienced educators make for an unforgettable camp experience. Camp is outdoors under an open-air tent and all Maine CDC recommendations will be in place.

Age range: rising 2nd-5th graders. Camp runs from 9 am-4pm Monday through Friday. Early drop-off and late pick-up is available (8 am-5:30 pm) for an additional $30.

Campers must bring a lunch. A mid-morning snack is provided. Campers should be prepared to spend the entirety of each day outdoors.

This program is made possible thanks to support from the Merrymeeting Bay Trust, Bath Savings and The Reny Charitable Foundation.

Already signed up for Kennebec Exploreres? Please complete the registration form!

Mariners’ Adventure Camp (rising 6-8th grade) introduces campers to the life, skills, and adventures of Maine mariners, past and present.

Weekly Sessions

Camp runs from 9 am to 4:30 pm, Early drop-off and late pick-up is available (8 am to 5:30 pm) for an additional $30

August 8-12 or August 15-19

Members $290 // Non-Members $320

Give your child a chance of a lifetime to learn what it took to be a mariner in the Golden Age of Sail! Maine Maritime Museum (MMM) and Maine’s First Ship (MFS) have teamed up to design and lead this week-long experience of the life, skill, and adventure of Maine mariners and boatbuilders, past and present. They will work with professional boatbuilders to learn woodworking and blacksmithing in MMM’s boatshop and blacksmith forge, work alongside MFS to help rig the Virginia in preparation for its launch, visit the sites of Popham Colony and legendary local shipwrecks (along with some beach exploration!), and have opportunities to learn about Maine’s traditional craft on our historic waterways, and embrace the truly magnificent maritime history of Midcoast Maine.

Traditional skill lessons with experienced mariners will include rigging, blacksmithing, navigation, knot-tying, treenail making, sea shanties, and more. Campers will work together to hone their craft and build a sense of community, teamwork, and leadership, much like would have existed on a 19th century ship.

Campers must bring a lunch. A mid-morning snack will be provided. Campers should be prepared for indoor and outdoor activities each day. All CDC guidelines will be followed.

This program is generously sponsored by:

Twombly Family Fund, West Marine BlueFuture Fund, Diversified Communications, The Reny Charitable Foundation and Bath Savings.

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