COA's Summer Field Studies for Children.College of the Atlantic’s Summer Field Studies (SFS) is a day camp program designed for young people entering first through ninth grades. Learning in small groups of 10-12 lets us foster an atmosphere of community and cooperation. Our staff are qualified environmental educators whose leadership, experience, and knowledge create a safe, fun, caring, and rich learning atmosphere. While making new friends and visiting beautiful areas, SFS participants develop both an understanding and a sensitivity toward the natural world around them.

Registration for 2016 is now open!

1st & 2nd Grade 3rd & 4th Grade 5th & 6th Grade 7th - 9th Grade

Select the links above for descriptions of our program offerings according to rising grade level.
For an overview of the whole summer schedule, click here.
Our day lasts from 9am to 3pm.

Fee Schedule

Register by March 15, 2016 for an early-bird $15.00 tuition discount on each session! Locals are those participants who reside year-round in Hancock or Penobscot Counties. Please refer to session descriptions for specific cost information.

4-day session: $200 Local / $235 Non-Local
5-day session: $240 Local / $275 Non-Local
2-week session: $400 Local / $430 Non-Local

2-week session with one overnight: $410 Local / $440 Non-Local
2-week session with week-long overnights: $450 Local / $480 Non-Local

* Please note that spots will only be secure if a $75.00 deposit fee has been received per each session, per each participant.

If you would like to receive tuition assistance, please fill out and send in this tuition assistance form before attempting to register. All submitted materials will be confidentially reviewed by the Tuition Assistance Committee and you will then be given instructions on how to register. Tuition assistance of 10-75% are given based on need to families who reside year round in the greater Hancock county area. If assistance is insufficient, you may reclaim your deposit.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received up to two weeks prior to the session will receive a refund minus the deposit fee ($75). Registrations canceled less than two weeks before the session can only be refunded (minus the deposit fee) if your space is filled by another participant. We may consider cancelling a session if there are less than five participants. If we do cancel a session due to under enrollment, a full refund, including deposit, will be given.

Before and After Care

We are once again offering extended care from 7:30–9 a.m. and 3–5:30 p.m. This on-campus, supervised care will give children a chance to warm up to the day and quietly wind down after an action-packed day of camp.

Before-Camp Care: $10/day

After-Camp Care: $12/day