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2019 CAMPS

Sliding Scale is available for all youth programs. We ask that you use the guidelines here to determine what to pay. Use the appropriate PROMO CODE from the bottom of the chart to complete your registration at a discount. You’ll see a ENTER PROMOTIONAL CODE in the upper right hand corner during checkout. Your discount will be reflected immediately. If you have any trouble, please contact us at 207-370-9130.

DROP OFF/PICK UP LOCATION: All camps and out-of-school programs will be launched from our Laconia Street entrance (unless otherwise notified) for Summer 2019.

The green facade is our makerspace entrance for the summer. Address is 40 Laconia Street. See pin on map below. No public parking but you can drop kids off by pulling close to our doorway allowing other traffic to pass.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Please review our cancellation policy here.:

Download and complete the Youth Emergency Info and Waiver here.



SUMMER CAMP: PLANTS IN PRINTS

JULY 8-12 • 9am-4pm • Suggested Fee: $225 • Ages 7+ • Day registrations available • Sliding scale applies

The Plants in Prints Summer Camp will be an exploration of a new art form of botanical printing, urban foraging, and nature journaling. Time will be spent both outdoors and in Engine’s darkroom with a final presentation to family and friends at the end of the week.

Day 1: Plant Stamping, Flower Press & Book Making (Nature Journal) –
Day 2: Sun printing & Commercial Lighting in Studio Photography
Day 3: Photogram & Polagram Making
Day 4-5: Urban Foraging Research Project & Zine Making & Free Play

INSTRUCTOR: Savanna Pettengill is a photographic artist originally from Portland, Maine, and a 2014 BFA graduate from the photography program at the Maine College of Art. The influence of her birthplace is seen in varying capacities throughout her photographs. Today she lives in Brooklyn, NY creating, documenting and teaching. All of her work is a collective gathering of her spontaneous and subconscious reactions to her surroundings, woven together into visual narratives about the beauty and traumas of life, here on planet Earth.


SUMMER CAMP: EARTH SCIENCE & ART

JULY 15-19 • 9am-4pm • Suggested Fee: $225 • Ages 7+ • Day registrations available • Sliding scale applies

Our Earth Science & Art Camp will be an exploration of environment, nature, energy, and more! Time will be spent both outdoors and at Engine with a final presentation to family and friends at the end of the week.

Monday: Bee-Aware
Education about Bees through Multi-Sensory Avenues (Focused on Healthy
environments for bees)
Tuesday: Bird Brained
Education about environmental dangers to birds in our environment due to climate and human factors & problem-solving brainstorm session
Wednesday: Urban Gardening &/or Greenhouses
Identifying/Drawing Plants at the Park Discussion about native & invasive species
Thursday: DIY Alternative Energy Sources
Friday: Science as Art Fair Preparation and Opening for Parents & Public
Campers will install in a “science fair” style their favorite projects they worked on during the week of camp, and will prepare speeches to present to the audience and parents what they learned or worked on as a group.

INSTRUCTOR: Savanna Pettengill is a photographic artist originally from Portland, Maine, and a 2014 BFA graduate from the photography program at the Maine College of Art. The influence of her birthplace is seen in varying capacities throughout her photographs. Today she lives in Brooklyn, NY creating, documenting and teaching. All of her work is a collective gathering of her spontaneous and subconscious reactions to her surroundings, woven together into visual narratives about the beauty and traumas of life, here on planet Earth.


CONNECTING WITH NATURE: Bookmaking, Ceramics, Painting & Planting

JULY 22-26 • 9am-4pm • Suggested Fee: $125 week/$25 day* (special pricing) • Ages 7+ • Day registrations available • Sliding scale applies

Each day will incorporate group activities such as Yoga, Vocabulary Wall and Word of the Day, and reflection as well as some games. Focus for each day includes:

Monday: Bookmaking & Hand-building Ceramics
Tuesday: Nature Journaling at Mechanics Park & Sustainable Paper-Making
Wednesday: More Ceramics!
Thursday: Painting En Plein Air
Friday: Bee-Friendly Flower Installation & Art Show

INSTRUCTOR: Kaylin Cook will be completing her internship with this camp at Engine. Kaylin has a BA in studio art with a minor in Recreation Leadership (USM ’19). She had a concentration in Painting and Drawing and has experience in developing and implementing creative lesson plans having worked directly with elementary and middle school-aged students in the USM Art Lab program. Kaylin also collaborated with teaching artists from the Portland Side x Side project.


SUMMER CAMP: ANIMATION FOR A CAUSE

AUGUST 5-9 • 9am-4pm • Suggested Fee: $225 • Ages 7+ • Day registrations available • Limited to 12 seats / 6 sliding scale seats.

Create a public service announcement for your favorite charity using Stop Action Animation. Choose the Humane Society, the Ever After Mustang Rescue, a Food Pantry, or your own charity or cause personal to you.

Stop Motion Animation is a popular hands-on approach to a making public service announcements, commercials, storytelling. Stop Motion Animator could be a field of study and a career! Students will storyboard, create movie sets, design characters, direct and edit their animations over the course of three weeks. Students will leave this camp with their own animated short shared on Engine’s Vimeo Channel that they can add to their own portfolio.

INSTRUCTOR: Erinn Conn


SUMMER CAMP: CHILDREN’S THEATER

AUGUST 12-16 • 9am-4pm • Suggested Fee: $225 • Ages 7+ • Day registrations available • Sliding scale applies

Come play at The Children’s Theatre at Engine this summer. Bring your creativity, an open mind, and imagination to discover what you can create on stage! Students will work as an ensemble and in just one week will create, write, direct, and act in a unique show under the instruction of professional working actors Courtney Wood and Julia Belanova. Throughout the camp students will gain skills in script writing, improvisation, stage presence, character development, set design, prop construction, and all the ins and outs on what it takes to put on a show for kids by kids!

INSTRUCTORS: Erinn Conn & Courtney Wood


SUMMER CAMP: MAKERS CAMP

AUGUST 19-23 • 9am-4pm • Suggested Fee: $225 • Ages 7+ • Day registrations available • Sliding scale applies

Engine’s Summer Vacation Makers Camp invites curious, aspiring young artists, designers, engineers, and scientists ages 7+ to think, explore, and create outside the box. Our maker education emphasizes the act of hands-on experimentation; thinking, tinkering, learning how and why things work through a series of fun and creative projects that promote innovation and creativity. Engine’s S.T.E.A.M. initiative combines science, technology, engineering, art, and math into one balanced week of activities to inspire a well-rounded maker.

Full day descriptions coming soon!

INSTRUCTOR: Erinn Conn


That’s it…see you this fall!