OUR Vacation Camps

At Breakwater Enrichment Center vacation camps, participants are empowered to make their own choices about what to do based within a framework of thoughtfully constructed activities and the child’s individual interests. Whether a day camp or a week long adventure, camps offer children a variety of exciting, engaging and inspiring options- from investigative play with loose parts for our youngest friends, to art provocations, science experiments, group story times, off campus field trips, and, of course, lots and lots of uninterrupted fun! 

Professional Development Day Camps
Breakwater Enrichment Center offers childcare to meet your needs during both Breakwater School and Portland Public School professional development days. Join the AfterCare team for a fun-filled day of playing, learning, and exploring both on and off of Breakwater’s campus!

2019-2020 Breakwater Professional Development Days

Friday, October 25th

Friday, January 17th

Friday, March 13th

Friday, May 8th

2019-2020 Portland Public Schools Professional Development Days

Friday, April 17th

**Please note there will be no PD Day Camp available on Friday, October 11th due to a Breakwater School event

School Break Vacations
Breakwater Enrichment Center offers week-long* vacation camps during the school breaks in February and April. The camps are designed to meet the developmental ages and interests within their specific age bracket. Please read the school break vacation camp sections to learn more about our offerings!
*Some camps are available for by-the-day registration. Please read the full descriptions below or visit our registration website.

February Vacation Camps

NO CAMPS ON Monday, February 17th (President's Day).

Winter Wonderland Adventures!
   |  Open to all students in grades K-3
During this Winter Wonderland Adventure Camp, we will be venturing out to explore Maine's beautiful wintry landscape! We will spend our mornings off-campus engaged in a medley of winter activities such as sledding, snow-shoeing, ice-skating, and fort-building. We will pair our days with various activities on Breakwater's campus. During the afternoon, students will have the choice between art activities, science experiments, rock climbing, and more snowy games on our playground. Each day will conclude with a closing circle to share appreciations while sipping hot chocolate.


Green Screen Filmmaking Camp
  |  Open to all students in grades 5-8
with Unwritten Roads. Learn live-action and green screen filmmaking basics. Campers will write, storyboard and star in their own original short films and edit their work with iMovie editing software. The week will culminate with a film screening and celebration! *Full week registration required. 

April Vacation Camps

Nature and Animal Camp   |  Open to all students in grades K-3
Get ready to adventure outside this spring! We will be jumping into a week full of outdoor and nature based adventures, field trips, activities, and crafts! In the morning, students will head off campus (*weather permitting) for a morning or full day field trip! We will return to campus for lunch, and spend the afternoon doing nature and environmentally friendly hands-on learning such as clean-eating baking, paper making, nature based art, outdoor free play, planting, and more! Each day will be a new and exciting experience. Strap on your spring boots and jackets and get ready to celebrate outdoor adventure week by heading out into the open air with Breakwater Vacation Camp! 

Green Screen Filmmaking Camp |  Open to all students in grades 2-5
with Unwritten Roads. Learn live-action and green screen filmmaking basics. Campers will write, storyboard and star in their own original short films and edit their work with iMovie editing software. The week will culminate with a film screening and celebration! *Full week registration required.

Camp activities and learning environments always demonstrate Breakwater's philosophy of learning and represent our core values. Children are supported and guided through their day by skilled and trained educators who bring just the right balance of structured fun and open ended play!