CREA’s camps help foster your child’s natural curiosity in both the sciences and the arts. Campers will explore nature through outdoor excursions and guided activities around our vernal pool, river, and forest trails. We also use microscopes, play with puppets, and create art projects in our Ecology Center.

CREA Camps





Explorers (entering 3rd-5th grade): June 25-29

Adventurers (entering 6th-8th grade): July 9-13

Discoverers (entering 1st-2nd grade): July 16-20

Explorers (entering 3rd-5th grade): July 23-27

Science Week (entering 4th-8th grade): July 30-August 3   Sorry, this week is full.  Please make an alternate selection.

Explorers (entering 3rd-5th grade): August 6-10.   This week is still available, but is filling up.


To register, print and complete the Camp Reg Form 2018 for each child and mail, with payment, to: CREA, PO Box 187, Topsham, ME 04086.

Information for Campers & Families

Camp Information Sheet

What is Science Week?  All CREA camps incorporate hands-on science activities, but this program for young scientists will enable campers to take part in ecological research and monitoring projects. Campers will explore the Cathance River watershed from a more focused scientific perspective than our other camps. Participants might spend the day tracking turtles, testing water quality, or measuring salamander diversity at different spots throughout the CREA nature preserve. Campers will practice research design and fieldwork techniques as we collect data together. If your child is looking for a camp with a full day of outdoor hands-on science, this is the program to choose.

Questions? Check out our new Camp FAQ Page


For more summer camp questions, email Wendy Van Damme,


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Students entering 9th-12th grade are eligible to apply for our Counselor-in-Training program.  Complete the CIT Application 2018 and email to or send to CREA PO Box 187 Topsham, ME 04086.  There is no cost to participate in the CIT program, though we do ask that participating families become members of CREA.