After the last bell rings in June, TA is quiet...but not for long! Campus buzzes with activity during the summer months, offering camps for athletics and the arts, as well as opportunities for international students to study the English language, immerse in American culture, or get hands-on experiences through a new STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) program. New opportunities continually arise, so check back here often!
July 17-21, 2017 · 9AM-3PM
Each year our professional staff designs and implements engaging and age-appropriate activities around one theme. Every day begins with all campers joining together for Circle Time to discuss the day and upcoming events. Campers are grouped by age and are lead by a Jr. Staff Volunteer through a rotating schedule where they participate in projects and activities in dance, theater, visual art, music, culinary arts and physical education. We celebrate the achievements of campers on Friday from 2-3 PM with visual art on display in the Atrium and performances in the Auditorium. This year’s theme is “Out of this World.” Join us as we investigate the many wonders beyond earth!
July 24-28, 2017 · 9AM-12PM and 12:30PM-3:30PM
TA's Summer Arts For Teens offers choices of arts electives in a capella choir, broadway performance, contemporary dance repertory, printmaking, visual storytelling with photography, fashion sewing, and whimsical painting in both morning and afternoon sessions. Our professional staff are experts in their field and provide quality instruction for serious teens with a desire to learn new ways of working and to have fun.
WHEN: June 27th – June 30th (Monday – Thursday, 9:00 – Noon)
WHO: Boys and Girls (Ages 10 -14 // Grades 5 – 8)
WHERE: Thornton Academy Stadium Field
COST: $75.00 donation to Thornton Academy Boys Soccer
Campers will participate in a fun-filled soccer program that is age and ability appropriate emphasizing teamwork, participation, and enjoyment. The main goal is to develop individual soccer skills within the context of team play and the growth of a “soccer sense.” Topics to be covered will include: technical skills, tactical skills – attacking and defending, team tactics and development.
The Thornton Academy Soccer Camp is organized under the direction of Coach Andrew Carlson. Since the Fall of 2000, Coach Carlson has run the men’s soccer program at TA. Andrew holds a D – level coaching certificate from the United States Soccer Federation and a National Diploma coaching certificate from the National Soccer Coaches Association.
Additional coaching staff are current Thornton Academy coaches and former Thornton Academy players for their ability to teach and demonstrate the game of soccer. Coach Carlson has worked with these coaches in the past and has only the highest of praise for their experience and skills.
See and print application here.
Andrew Carlson, Head Boys Coach
This camp provides top quality instruction from Camp Director and TA Head Girls' Basketball Coach Eric Marston with support from several Thornton coaches and varsity players. It is held at Linnell Gymnasium. For information on the summer 2016 camp, please click HERE.
The camp is led by Bob Davies, who has served as the head Varsity Boys' Basketball Coach at TA for the past 13 seasons, along with junior varsity coach Ron Cote, and assistant coach Matt Townsend. Former and current TA players will help provide a fun and safe environment to build individual and team skills. Click here to download a brochure for the 2016 Summer Camp, which will run July 5-8.
The Thornton Academy Football Camp provides a fitness and injury pre-screening test for all our incoming players. The will help access the physical fitness of each individual and discover any areas of weakness that could lead to an injury. Each player will be individually accessed and be given information for the summer conditioning program. Camp also exposes all participants to fundamental skills, techniques, and terminology used in the Thornton Academy Football Program. The staff is committed to proper attitude and discipline and will stress this with positive reinforcement. The atmosphere will be an integral part of the improvement and development of all participants. The week will conclude with participation in a controlled scrimmage based upon grade and skill level.
The primary goal for the Thornton Academy Youth Football Camp is to build a sense of continuity, consistency, and pride throughout the entire football program. All participants will be exposed to proper fundamental skills, techniques, and terminology used throughout the scheme of football played in the community. Individual attention will be given to each camper, and the instruction level will be geared to all age groups attending the camp.
TA is excited to offer specialized summer experiences for groups of international students who have specific interests in areas such as STEM (science-technology-engineering-math), American culture, the arts, English language, and more! Please contact the Admissions Office at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-282-5383 to discuss possibilities. Learn more about summer experiences, then apply online and come join the fun in Maine!