Summer Camps



Diamond Cove Summer Day Camp is open to the children and grandchildren of Great Diamond Island homeowners and other families who are renting property on the island.

This year DCSDC is open to children from kindergarten through 5th grade and will offer 4 sessions from July 11th- Aug.3, 2023. Each session meets from 9:00am-12:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Katie Ford and Jeannie Coppinger, both accredited, recently retired teachers, will deliver an active outdoor program based on imaginative themes that encourage curiosity, the cultivation of friendships, good fun and an appreciation for our unique island home.

Week 1: July 11, 12, and 13- Earth Week; Let’s celebrate the beauty of GDI with games, books, music, hikes and projects.

Week 2: July 18, 19, and 20- Carnival; Join us for three days of carnival activities, games, projects and a final celebratory parade.

Week 3: July 25, 26, and 27- It’s all fun and games; Come join us for adventure, problem-solving, and team building as we play our favorite cooperative games like Balloon Bop, Hula Hoop Hut Relay and our own GDI Obstacle course! We’ll mix in some great storytelling and awesome projects too!

Week 4: August 1, 2, and 3- GDI Up Close and Personal; Get to know the island, past and present, as we take tours and learn from our community members. We’ll also learn from some experts as we create our own kids museum installation in the Art Gallery.

Please contact Kate Putnam at for more information and to request a registration form.  You can also reach Kate by phone at (207)831-6864 with any questions.

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

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

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