We know it’s still just the middle of March, but some of the Island’s summer camps fill up so quickly, we thought we’d give you a heads-up as to the ones that have opened their registration for Summer 2012.
Please check back in the next month, as we will update the listings as camp registrations become available.
Also, if you’ve got a teen in your life looking for a summer job, check the websites to see if they are hiring summer camp counselors.
HORSE AND RIDING CAMPS
Giddy up! If your child is one of the many in love with horses and horseback riding, Arrowhead Farm offers one of the most established riding camps on the Island. Camp begins on June 11th and run each Monday - Friday through the summer. Last camp is the week of August 20th - 24th . Camp days last from 9 am - 1 pm for beginner and advanced and sessions run from 1 or 2 weeks.
$600 per week for beginners and advanced.
Registration for Arrowhead Farm’s 27th year of Summer Pony Camp is available on the Arrowhead Farm website.
RED PONY FARM
Red Pony Farm offers a half-day Summer Pony Club for kids ages 4 - 12. The camp runs from June 15 to September 15, and consists of grooming, riding and stable management, among other activities. The one-week sessions run from 9 am – 1 pm and are limited to six riders per week. Children can attend as many weeks as space permits. Registration is ongoing and available now by calling 508-693-3788.
SPORTS AND RECREATION
MARTHA'S VINEYARD SHARKS
The Martha's Vineyard Sharks and Dugout Baseball & Softball Club to present summer baseball clinics for children 12 and under. Four, four-day sessions are available, beginning July 7 and continuing through August 16. The clinics take place form 8:30 am - 12:30 pm.at the Vineyard Baseball Park at , Each session costs $175. Registration is ongoing and available now on the MV Sharks website.
Sail MV offers a variety of programs and courses designed to teach water safety, maritime history and, of course, sailing. Weeklong beginner courses for kids between the ages of 8 and 18 start with an introduction to the water environment before moving on to the basics of sailing. Sail MV’s highest level of skill program, called the 420, features two weeks of intense instruction, and is generally only open to those 13 to 16 years of age who have already completed the prior Sail MV curriculum. There is also a two-week windsurfing instructional class and one-week cruises on the Black Dog Tall Ships. Sail MV Summer 2012 camp starts on June 25th and runs through August 17th.
All participants must be members of Sail MV. Membership fees are $50 for individuals and $150 for families. There are no program fees for Island Students EXCEPT for Int. & Adv. Opti, Int. Sloop, Performance Plus, Intro & Intermediate Windsurfing, 420’s and Racing.
Messing Around in Boats I & II: $300 for Seasonal Residents
Novice Opti: $450 for Seasonal Residents
Novice Sloop: $450 for Seasonal Residents
Int. & Adv. Opti, Int. Sloop, Performance Plus, & Intro & Intermediate Windsurfing and 420’s: $200 for Island students, $450 for Seasonal Residents
Racing: $100 for Island students, $200 for Seasonal Residents
Registration is ongoing and available now on the SAIL MV website.
MV ADVENTURE CAMP
MV Adventure Camp offers an outlet for kids who love running, jumping, climbing, swimming and all things athletic. Activities include beachside games, Frisbee golf, mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, fishing, snorkeling, exploring beach and tidal pools. The camp is open to children ages 7 - 15. 2012 camp starts on June 25th and runs through August 31st
Each Session (One Week) $395
**Only One Discount can be used**
10% Early Bird Discount (if you Register before May 1, 2012)
10% Multiple Camper or Session Registration
20% On-Island Resident Registration
Registration is ongoing and available now on the MV Adventures website.
ARTS AND THEATER
FEATHERSTONE CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Featherstone Center for the Arts offers summer programs for kids who love to create.
There are programs for kids age 3 and up. Camp hours are 9 am – noon five days a week and camp themes change weekly.
Featherstone’s summer art camp programs are $350 per week.
The week of July 2-6 is $280 for the four-day camp.
Camp Featherstone classes fill up quickly and are now open for registration on the Featherstone website.
IMP ALL THINGS THEATER CAMP
IMP All Things Theater Camp is a summer theater program for kids ages 6 - 18. Full and half-day programs are available for both one and two-week sessions. Camp starts on July 2nd and goes through August 17th.
One Week Sessions: $240.00 for full day (9-3); $160.00 for half day (9-12)
Two Week Sessions: $470.00 for full day (9-3); $300.00 for half day (9-12)
Drop In: $40.00 per day drop ins (9-12) Tues, Wed or Thurs
Registration is ongoing and available now on the IMP Camp website.
MARTHA’S VINEYARD INSTITUTE OF CREATIVE WRITING
The MVICW High School Writers Collaborative is a one-week summer writing camp for students in 9-12 grade. Runs from July 9th -13th at Camp meets from 9 am – 1 pm. The Collaborative is open to any and all high school writers.
Cost is $350 and scholarships are available.
Registration is ongoing and available now on the MVICW website.
SENSE OF WONDER CREATIONS CAMP
The Sense of Wonder Creations Camp offers a number of activities, including puppetry, creative writing, mask-making, community service, endangered animal study and environmental awareness. The camp is intended for kids ages 7 to 14, and is separated into weekly thematic sessions. SOWCC 2012 sessions go from 9 am – 1 pm Monday through Friday. They begin on July 2nd and run through August 17th.
$260 a week. Financial aid and scholarships are available. Registration is ongoing and available now on the Sense of Wonder Website.
FARMING AND NATURE
The Farm Institute offers a wide range of farm-focused programs for children from age 2 all the way up to adults. There are half-day programs for the 2- 6 year olds and extended day programs for older kids. Registration is ongoing and is available now for Summer 2012.
Week 1 starts June 25 and the final week begins August 27th.
Prices range from $75 a week for youngest to $495 for the oldest kids. Prices and schedules are arranged by the week. Multiple week, multiple child and Island student discounts are available. Early bird discounts are available until April 1.
To register, go to the FARM Institute’s website.
FELIX NECK WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary’s Fern and Feather Day Camp is a nature-focused camp for kids ages 4 - 16. Each week focuses on a different nature theme. The littlest campers go from 9 am – noon, while other programs go until 2:30 pm and Leaders in Training are there from 8 am – 4 pm.
Felix Neck's Fern and Feather camp offers a discount for Island students and Mass Audubon members and scholarships are also available.
Camp begins June 25th and goes until August 31st Registration is ongoing; forms are available on the Felix Neck website.
MARTHA’S VINEYARD BOYS & GIRLS CLUB
The Martha's Vineyard Boys & Girls Club is the most affordable summer program on the Island. Summer 2012 camp starts on Beginning on June 25 and goes until August 24th. Activities include sports, theater, on Island and off-Island field trips and more.
Available to children who will complete grades K-8 in June. The day goes from 8 am - 5 pm.
Weekly Tuition Rates:
Regular Tuition: $160
Reduced Tuition Rates (only available to Vineyard school children):
- Children Who Qualify for Reduced School Lunch: $120* - Children Who Qualify for Free School Lunch: $100* - Sibling: 25% Discount from the first siblings tuition rate
*Must qualify with documentation from the child's school.
Registration is ongoing and available now on the Boys & Girls Club website.
YMCA CAMP BLUE
The YMCA Camp Blue is an onsite summer program for kids age 5 to 16. There are both specialty camps and day camps that are offered in full-day, two-week long sessions. Day campers do activities such as sports, arts and crafts, take swimming lessons and go on field trips. Specialty camps include a weeklong basketball camp, a “Leaders in Training/Counselors in Training” session, and a community service and leadership skills session. Afternoons are spent doing “Adventure Electives” that this year include: Black Dog Tallship Adventures, Farm Adventures, Equine Adventures and Learning to Swim.
Camp Blue starts on June 25th and goes through August 24th and the camp day runs from 9 am – 4pm with extended care available from 8 am – 9 am and 4 pm – 5 pm.
Full Member: $240/week; Non-member: $275/week
Discounts: Multiple week or sibling discount: $5 per week or child; Sibling multiple week discount: $10 per child, per week
Registration is ongoing and available by downloading the Camp Blue form on the YMCA website:
Martha's Vineyard is home to Camp Jabberwocky that has been around for 57 years. Camp Jabberwocky is a residential vacation camp for people with disabilities. Campers can enjoy swimming, horseback riding, fishing, painting and hiking, as well as parades, movies and activities in town. Two month-long sessions occur from June/July and July/August. Registration is now available for Summer 2012.
Session 1: June/July
Period 1: June 18th – July 2th
Period 2: July 2th – July 16th
(Play is July 13 and 14 at 7:30 pm)
If you or your family is interested in you possibility being a camper at Camp Jabberwocky, please email Johanna Romero de Slavy at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Session 2: July/August
Period 1: July 24 – July 31
Period 2: July 31 – August 7
Period 3: August 7 – August 19
(Play is August 6 at 7:00 pm)
If you or your family is interested in you possibility being a camper at Camp Jabberwocky, please email Jack Knower at: email@example.com
For more information, visit the Camp Jabberwocky website: