Summer Programs for Teens

Our Maine Girls’ Academy summer programs for teenagers offer authentic, high quality summer experiences for high school girls ages 14-17. Each unique program is designed to provide ample opportunities for building new skills, experiencing personal growth, and of course, making new friends. Programs are run by highly qualified teachers and coaches ensuring dynamic, well-planned learning environments. In keeping with MGA’s mission, Lion’s Camps encourage campers to discover individual strengths while experiencing being part of a tight-knit community where each camper is known and valued.

Lion’s Rugby Camp
June 25-298:30am-3:00pm
MaryBeth Mathews, Bowdoin College women’s varsity coach
Know what a scrum is? How about a ruck? Lions’ Rugby Camp is excited to introduce girls to the great sport of rugby, taught by Bowdoin College’s women’s varsity Rugby coach! Through small group games, skill development, and scrimmaging, we’ll learn the basics of the wildly popular global sport and why millions of players and fans swear by its awesomeness. This week of Rugby fun will be sure to inspire a love of the game and the value of great sportsmanship and teamwork. Be prepared to have fun, rain or shine, as we’ll play in (almost) any weather!
Creative Writing for Teens
July 23-27, 9:00am – 3:30pm
Dr. Sagaree Sengupta
The ultimate in a fun, fiction writing camp for teenage girls. Starting from random stimuli (pebbles, dirt, broken toys), we will brainstorm wild new stories, lay them all down, and finish at least one (or two!) during the week. We will read aloud some examples of  short fiction to see how quickly a story can get through to an audience. Additional exercises include co-writing and round-robin, writing outside, and writing bad stories on purpose. If you like to write, please join us! 
College Essay Writing Boot Camp
September 13-15, (Thurs 6-9pm, Fri 6-9pm, Sat 1-5pm)
Dr. Sagaree Sengupta
Beloved MGA English teacher, Dr S (an experienced professor and essay guide) will help you bring out your best self to present to colleges. Working together to bring your most interesting life stories and biggest ambitions to the surface; we will learn to fit them into in a compelling and concise essay that you can be proud of. Rising seniors, jump start the college application process and start your final year in high school knowing you’re ahead of the game. Juniors may wish to use the “boot camp” to warm up to the process and get a head start in a supportive atmosphere that will undoubtedly enhance your writing skills.
Voice: Group A Capella
August 6-10, 8:30am-3:00pm

Lauren Murphy
Come raise your voice and sing! No experience is necessary to participate in this fantastic all girls A Cappella camp. Girls will enjoy the unique camaraderie and creative expression involved in group singing, while learning about their vocal abilities, how to read music, and how to create a breathtaking harmony. A balance of musical games and activities will make for a fun and engaging week. Girls will present their songs at our Friday community assembly.
Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership
August 12-17
Hurricane Island, ME
The Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership provides extraordinary opportunities to discover what it takes to make a difference in the world – as students, scientists, citizens, and leaders! Sitting 12 miles off the coast of Rockland, Maine, this beautiful off-the-grid community is an ideal setting for summer programs in science, sustainability, and leadership. Our hands-on one week summer programs invite students to immerse themselves in the natural world, challenging them to explore and ask questions like trained naturalists in marine and terrestrial ecosystems. Programs are small (with a maximum of 12 girls) and are led by trained field scientists and educators, providing a level of instructor expertise and maturity you won’t find in other summer experiences. No day is complete without hiking, swimming, sailing, or rock climbing. Come participate in our field science and leadership programs and make memories and friendships that last a lifetime! Click Here for more information on the Hurricane Island Sleepaway Camps.
Campers may either pack a bag lunch or take advantage of The Lion’s Den, MGA’s fabulous cafe, available daily for lunches and snacks.

AfterCamp is available from 3:00 to 5:00 PM, Monday through Thursday. There is no AfterCamp on Fridays. AfterCamp activities include supervised gym games, quiet time reading or making crafts (or slime or squishies!), organized cooking activities in the Lion’s Den, and much more. $15/day or $45/week.
Is it summer yet?

Register online below or Click Here for a downloadable registration form. Questions? Please contact us at (207) 797-3802 or email us here

Online Registration: Please note after you hit “Submit” it will take you to PayPal to submit payment. You do not need to have a PayPal account for payment; just click “Pay with Debit or Credit Card” to pay without an account. If you would to prefer to pay by check you can still fill out the online form and “Submit”, just simply note your total due and send a check in that amount to MGA.

2018 High School Summer Programs Registration

  • Attendee Information

  • Parent/Guardian Information

  • Program Selection

    Please select which sessions you wish to register for and the total for multiple weeks will auto populate. If you are signing up siblings a registration must be filled out for each one.
  • Price: $255.00 Quantity:
    June 25-29, 8:30am-3:00pm (Ages 15-17)
  • Price: $255.00 Quantity:
    July 23-27, 9:00am - 3:30pm (Ages 14-17)
  • Price: $255.00 Quantity:
    August 6-10, 8:30am-3:00pm (Ages 14-17)
  • Price: $100.00 Quantity:
    September 13-15, (Thurs 6-9pm, Fri 6-9pm, Sat 1-5pm)
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    Unless otherwise expressed to camp staff upon registration, my signature permits The Maine Girls' Academy (MGA) to use photographs of my child in publications or marketing materials. I understand that the full names of children will never be used. I hereby state that my child is in good health, is covered by insurance, and is able to participate comfortably in all physical activities. I will discuss with camp staff at least two weeks prior to his/her arrival at MGA any issues that may interfere with a successful camp experience, including but not limited to: allergies, food restrictions, physical or medical limitations, and required medications. Finally, I authorize staff to act for me according to their best judgment in any emergency requiring medical attention.