The Dory Program at Camden-Rockport Elementary School:

  • A FREE 3-week Summer day-camp

  • Mondays-Thursdays, 8:30 to 12:00 each day

  • August 1-August 18, 2022

  • Free transportation for all students

  • Free lunch & healthy snacks for all students

The Dory Program is designed as a developmentally appropriate experience with nature integrated into the themes. Featuring:

  • outdoor explorations

  • songs

  • basic letter and number play

  • art

  • and more

Children will have the opportunity to play on the playground, explore outdoor areas and go on in-school field trips to visit teachers, nurses and staff that they will be working with in kindergarten.

The Dory Program 2022 begins August 1st!

Please bring: backpack, water bottle, extra clothes, towel, safe playground shoes, and wearing sunscreen & bug repellent.

For those riding the bus: please be ready 10 minutes prior to the estimated pick-up time in the morning. Also, please be watching for the bus after 12PM for drop off.

For parents/guardians dropping off/picking up: a teacher will meet you at the the first set of double doors in front of the school.

Due to health and safety precautions, only teachers and children are allowed inside the building at this time. Parents/guardians are asked to say goodbyes at the pick-up and drop-off location.

Questions? Please Contact

Chris Walker-Spencer (

Kimberly Wickenden (

or call Camden-Rockport Elementary School at 207-236-7809

Week 1

What an amazing first week we shared together. It was fun for all of the children to become familiar with the school and to make many new friends. We have a wonderful group of children this year and our days have been very full. Many children are even falling asleep on the bus, which is a sweet indicator of their vulnerable age!

This week our theme was Bug Mania. All together children played games, sang songs, and listened to stories. They worked in small groups to explore Art, Science and Literacy. We hope your child has been excited to share and talk about the various activities they have done each day.

Week 2

We had another amazingly fun-filled week learning together! This week our theme was Seed Need. Children read books about how plants grow, explored the school gardens, planted seeds, and created beautiful, seed-themed artwork to bring home and share with you!

Students are gaining confidence as they become more familiar with the school building and routines. They are learning how to line up, walk in the halls, eat in the cafeteria, participate in class discussions, and to share with each other. We are seeing friendships continue to grow and lots of eager, happy learners adjusting to a very busy morning.

Week 3

Our theme this last week of the Dory Program was Camping in Maine. We read camping-themed books, made several trips out into the wooded areas on our school property, and used nature as a basis for many of our activities and learning games.

Every child learns at a personal pace. The growth that we have observed in this program, both socially and academically, has been wondrous. Be assured that your child will be better prepared for the first day of kindergarten, without the first day of school jitters!