Summer Camps


Diamond Cove Summer Day Camp is offered to the school-aged children and grandchildren of Great Diamond Island homeowners and renters. This year DCSDC will offer 4 sessions. Each session meets from 9:00am-12:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. The director, an accredited teacher, and her jr. assistant will deliver an active program based on imaginative themes that encourage curiosity, the cultivation of friendships, good fun and an appreciation for our unique island home.

Session 1: July 9, 10 & 11, 2019 ~ Medieval Times

Session 2: July 16, 17 & 18, 2019 ~ Makers: Explore-Make-Share

Session 3: July 23, 24 & 25, 2019 ~ Chewonki/Bugmobile

Session 4: July 30, 31 & August 1, 2019 ~ Great Diamond Games

2019 Staff

Director: Katie Ford recently retired from a teaching career that spanned 30 years. She holds undergraduate degrees in Early Childhood and Special Education and a masters degree in Integrated Teaching Through the Arts. She has taught Special Ed., Kindergarten, First Grade, Reading Recovery, Title One Reading and was a Literacy Specialist for the past 10 years. She has participated in the STEM (now STEAM) science technology, engineering, art and math programs at University of Maine/Orono. She is acting as a part time reading teacher in Westbrook during the current school year. Katie brings a wealth of professional and personal experience to DCSDC. Welcome, Katie!

Junior Assistant: TBA 

Please contact Carolyn McGoldrick at for more information and to request a registration form. Camp is $110.00 per session. In order to secure a space, preregistration is strongly recommended.

Rippleffect Camp on Diamond Cove

This August, come play with Rippleffect guides for three days of adventure and discovery. Children age 5 – 8 are invited to join for fun games, exploration of the
Diamond Cove environment, and cooperative group activities. With opportunities to create, learn, grow, and work together, students will have a truly unforgettable
summer experience with Fun outdoor adventure camp held on Diamond Cove August 9, 10, & 11 for ages 5-8. For more information check out the flyer Rippleffect @ DC Summer Camp Flyer Contact Leah McDonald at leah@rippleffect.net. To register your child… registration form

Rippleffect Camp on Cow Island

Rippleffect, a local youth development organization specializes in adventure & wilderness experiences. The camp provides day & overnight programs for kids ages 8-18 on neighboring Cow Island. Activities include sea kayaking, rock wall climbing, fun teambuilding activities and riding a zip-line. Campers learn self-leadership skills and build new friendships. Transportation from the Diamond Cove dock to Cow Island is provided. 400 Commercial Street – Suite 303 Portland, ME 207-791-7870 www.rippleffect.net

Sail Maine

Sail Maine offers sailing classes for all ages and ability levels, from 8 year old beginners to 18 year-old seasoned racers. 58 Fore Street Portland, ME 04101 207-772-7245

Chebeague Island Sailing School

Sailing school teaches basic boat handling safety, parts of a sailboat, rigging, how sails work, as well as ongoing work on knots, wind and weather awareness. Classes are available for both beginners and intermediate sailors starting from age 8. 12 Rose Point Chebeague Island, ME 04017 Contact Bob: 207-846-0924 or Email Bob www.chebeague.org/cicss

Horse Island Camp

Located on Peaks Island, right here in Casco Bay, Horse Island Camp is an active day camp for ages 3+. Children take Casco Bay Lines ferry from Portland and spend the day horseback riding and participating in other fun activities. Peaks Island 207-838-7652 www.horseislandcamp.com