Play Space: Place-based Performance

[This session is full— please complete the registration form in order to be put on the wait list.]
June 25 – June 29
5-Day Session: $250 Local / $300 Non-Local

Cue a week of fun as we learn about the songs and dances that are performed in the natural world. Take your seats as we listen to choruses of bird song, the chirping of crickets, and the cry of a loon across a lake; then take center stage as we mimic the intricate dances of bees, woodcocks, and grouse! Watch the spectacle and scenery unfold as we explore MDI with the sea as our backdrop. Make puppets, act in a play, hoot like an owl, howl like a coyote, and round out the week with games, swimming, and crafts!

Wildlife Detectives

July 2 – July 13 [*There will be no SFS on the 4th of July]
2-Week Session: $400 Local / $450 Non-Local

Four feet, hollow fur, and a tuft of white?  A few blue feathers and little white blotches on a boulder? Nibbled twigs and freshly dug burrows? A shed of scaly skin and cache of spruce cones?  Be a detective as you put together clues and follow them to each day’s wildlife mystery. Spy on the many animals of Mount Desert Island while enjoying the habitats they frequent. Games, crafts and swimming too!

Tide Pool Party

[This session is full— please complete the registration form in order to be put on the wait list.]
July 16 – July 19
4-day Session: $200 Local / $250 Non-Local

Let’s celebrate the life on the edge, between high tide and low tide, this week! Visit several cool, clear, pools to find barnacles, periwinkles, sea stars, urchins, anemones, and sea cucumbers. Pull back the rockweed to find lots of crabs and little nooks teeming with life. Taste salty algae and listen to the waves. Learn about the different zones in the intertidal and the creatures that live and adapt to each environment. Tide pool party on!

Gourmet Gatherings

[This session is full— please complete the registration form in order to be put on the wait list.]
July 23 – August 2
2-Week Session: $400 Local / $450 Non-Local

Get ready for a culinary adventure as we forage for ingredients and chef up a feast from our findings. Gather berries from mountain summits, fresh herbs from the fields, fish from the lakes, shellfish from the intertidal, and vegetables & cheese from local farms to try new recipes and old favorites! Enjoy the merriment of gathering around a shared table and dig in!  Plenty of hiking, art-making, and games to digest!

Shelters, Shacks, & Shanties

August 6 – August 10
5-Day Session: $250 Local / $300 Non-Local

This is the ultimate fort-building session! Explore the many ways to construct shelters using sticks, cardboard, living walls, and beyond. Build forts, nests, and burrows while learning about how animals make their homes as well. From beehives to birdhouses—draw inspiration from the natural world and design your own shelters, shacks, and shanties! Games, papier mâché art, and songs, too!

Acadia National Waterpark

[This session is full— please complete the registration form in order to be put on the wait list.]
August 13 – August 16
4-day Session: $200 Local / $250 Non-Local

Ringed by countless miles of coast line on the Atlantic Ocean and Frenchman Bay, scattered with lakes and ponds, and crossed by tumbling clear brooks; Mount Desert Island is a water wonderland.  Follow streams from tidewater to their boggy sources, slide down mountain streams, and swim with alewives and turtles in ponds across MDI and throughout ANP.  Come prepared for wet feet and great times as we explore the magic of flowing water.