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Traditional Overnight Camp
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To inspire and enable all campers to reach their full potential.

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Teen Advancement Program
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A unique opportunity to develop leadership skills.

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Internship for Staff Training,
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An intensive program exploring leadership and employment skills.

Traditional Overnight Camp


Program: This two-week program is designed for campers ages 8-13. Camper groups of 12 (on average) rotate through a set of 5 to 6 scheduled activity periods a day. Daily activities are age appropriate and include instructional and recreational swimming, archery, arts & crafts, nature & outdoor living skills, sports & fitness, drama, dance, high & low ropes, and canoeing. All activities are lead by qualified and experienced instructors. Sessions are also filled with special activities and events like live animal shows, all-camp carnivals, camp olympics, camp-outs, and talent shows along with special events like Agassiz's Best Dance Crew, Agassiz's Lipsync Battle, Halloween in August.

Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) Initiative at Agassiz Village:
This new initiative focused on increasing the impact and quality of Agassiz Village camper experience through the implementation of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum. SEL curriculum focuses on 5 key areas (or competencies): self-awareness, self-management, social-awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making. To be able to devote more time to individual camper development and focus on the SEL curriculum, we kept our cabin groups smaller than previous summers: 10 to 12 campers per cabin group. This was a very positive development in our camp program. It allowed us to define our goals for camper experience more clearly, create a more defined structure for our behavioral management program, focus more time on individual learning and reflection, and gather data on camper experience and progress. To find out more about the SEL curriculum at Agassiz Village, please visit our SEL Page.

Housing & Supervision: Campers are housed in cabin groups by age and gender with the average of 12 campers and 2 counselors in each cabin. Boys and girls are housed in two separate Villages: Pioneer Village for girls and Indian Village for boys. Counselors live with campers in the cabin and are with their group at all times.

Teen Advancement Program (TAP)


Program: This leadership training program offers all 14+ campers a two-week session that focuses on group building, goal setting, teamwork, tolerance and compromise, integrity, role modeling, & community service. Campers in this program will also enjoy many of the traditional coed and same gender camp activities like swimming, canoeing, archery, dance, sports, arts, evening and other activities as part of the overall Agassiz Village community. The goal of this program is to raise camper self-identity and awareness, and develop specific leadership skills and values. All 14+ year old campers automatically become a part of this program.

Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) Initiative at Agassiz Village:
This new initiative focused on increasing the impact and quality of Agassiz Village camper experience through the implementation of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum. SEL curriculum focuses on 5 key areas (or competencies): self-awareness, self-management, social-awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making. To be able to devote more time to individual camper development and focus on the SEL curriculum, we kept our cabin groups smaller than previous summers: 10 to 12 campers per cabin group. This was a very positive development in our camp program. It allowed us to define our goals for camper experience more clearly, create a more defined structure for our behavioral management program, focus more time on individual learning and reflection, and gather data on camper experience and progress. To find out more about the SEL curriculum at Agassiz Village, please visit our SEL Page.

Housing & Supervision: Campers are housed in cabin groups by age and gender with the average of 12 campers and 2 counselors in each cabin. Boys and girls are housed in two separate Villages: Pioneer Village for girls and Indian Village for boys. Counselors live with campers in the cabin and are with their group at all times.

Internship for Staff Training, Education, and Placement (INSTEP)


INSTEP is a 4-week, tuition free internship program for a select group of 16-17 year old teens seeking hands-on leadership skills development and potential future employment with Agassiz. Potential candidates are primarily selected from previous Agassiz Teen Advancement Program (TAP) campers. However, each year we open a few spots for candidates who have never attended Agassiz before and show high potential and interest in the program (please contact us to learn more). Each candidate invited to apply is required to complete INSTEP Program Application and interview to be accepted into the program (call 781-860-0200 to learn on how to apply).

INSTEP participants are immersed in a set of hands-on workshops on teamwork, group forming and dynamics, conflict management skills, leadership styles, and career and college workshops. Additionally, they actively participate and lead various camp activities and assist in other camp areas.

INSTEP participants also work as Jr. Counselors for a week assisting with the day-to-day life of younger camper groups. All participants who successfully complete the program receive a scholarship up to $400 for future educational and leadership opportunities (the final scholarship amount is based on participant performance).
CAMP ACTIVITIES
All activities at Agassiz Village are varied and designed to meet the interests of each child. Every camper is encouraged to participate in all activities. Campers will also have opportunities to choose activities that particularly interest them.
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Swimming
Instructional and recreational swimming for all – beginner or expert swimmers.
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Boating
Exploring Lake Thompson – the cleanest lake in Maine.
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Archery
"Hunger Games" fan or not – everyone gets a chance to 'give it a shot'.

Swimming Program 

With a mile and a half of Lake Thompson shoreline, our waterfront becomes the center of camp life. Even on the hottest day Lake Thompson provides a cool respite from the summer heat. You will learn how to swim or better your swimming skills with daily lessons and free swims with your cabin mates. 

Canoeing

Explore beautiful Lake Thompson paddling a canoe along the shoreline or to one of our 3 islands. Learn the value of teamwork as you navigate the tranquil waters on a scavenger hunt or in our very own canoe regatta!

Archery

Try your aim under guidance of our certified archery instructor.  Whether you’ve never held a bow or you have plenty of ‘bulls eyes’ under your belt, there will be plenty of opportunities to learn something new and challenge yourself.

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Drama
Kick-start your acting career. Skits, improv, silent films and more.
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Dance
Showcase your talents at Best Dance Crew or Talent Night.
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Sports & Fitness
Fun and fitness – from ordinary to extraordinary.
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Arts & Crafts
Find your Inner Artist.

Drama

Have you ever been called a "Drama Queen" or been asked to "stop overacting"? Well, our Drama program gives you a chance to harness those talents in short skits, films and on stage. 

Dance

Five, six, seven, eight …  Whether you ‘moon-walk’ like Michael Jackson or have two-left feet, there is something for everyone.  So go ahead get your groove on and put together a cool dance routine with your group … for ‘AV’s Best Dance Crew’ or our own ‘AV's Got Talent’ Night.  Mimic different styles of the latest dances and maybe try a few you never thought of.  Your moves are only limited by your imagination soooo … show us whatcha got!

Sports & Fitness

1…2…3…GO! Now here’s a chance for you to try your hand in an extraordinary selection of sports and games from around the world.  From the usual suspects like basketball, soccer, flag football, softball, rugby to lesser known sports, you’ll work as a team, play as a group and excel as an individual.  This will be your chance to prepare for the AV Olympics and show ‘em what you got.

Arts & Crafts

Try your hand at graffiti art, tie die, bracelets and necklaces, cartooning, sketching or simply making your very own “stylin’”camp name tag.  From arts to crafts with everything in between, you can be the cool kid on the scene!

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High & Low Ropes Courses
On Belay?…Belay On!…Climb when ready!
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Nature & Outdoor Living Skills
400 acres of pristine Maine outdoors to explore.
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Evening Activities and Special Events
From 'Tacky Dinners' to Camp Carnival – every day brings fun and new adventures.
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Join the fun at Agassiz Village for the summer of a lifetime!

High and Low Ropes Courses

Our high ropes course will challenge your individual skills and abilities high up in Agassiz’s canopy of trees. Keep your balance on Burma Bridge or take the Leap of Faith off the highest platform 40 feet in the air.  Lower to the ground, our low ropes course will guide your group through a set of challenges and puzzles that requires group cooperation and communication to solve.  Gain confidence, courage and a sense of accomplishment, while having the time of your life!

Nature & Outdoor Living Skills

The woods and streams surrounding Camp are "alive" with new discoveries and wildlife.  You’ll hike, explore our expansive grounds and look, touch, smell and learn about the wonder of the natural world around us. You may also get the chance to build your own survival shelter and make a campfire.  

Evening Activities and Special Events

Here’s something you won’t see in many places … tacky dinners, Family Carnival extravaganza, Halloween in Summer, scavenger hunts or gold rushes, beach parties and evening swims, our own edition of ‘Minute To Win It’ ,‘Club Royale’ teen dance, camp outs and cookouts--There’s just too much to name it all!