Camps & Preschool Programs


Preschool Programs are offered throughout the year for children ages 2-5.jumping in line

Summer day camps run throughout the summer at Gilsland Farm Audubon Center (Falmouth) and Fields Pond Audubon Center (Holden) for children age 6-11. We offer unique one and two week sessions that encourage hands-on exploration of the natural world.

Vacation Day Camp is offered during school-vacation weeks in February and April at Gilsland Farm and Fields Pond Audubon Centers for children in grades 1-5. Your child may attend one day or all week! A new nature-based theme is introduced each day.

Financial Aid Available
Through the generosity of local businesses, organizations and individuals, partial scholarships are available for Maine residents who need financial assistance. For more information, please call: (207) 781-2330, ext. 273 or email scholarships@maineaudubon.org.

Download the Maine Audubon Financial Aid Form [pdf]

  • Family Fun: Exploring Winter (Tuesdays)
    • Tuesday Jan 5, 2016 – Tuesday Mar 8, 2016
      9:30 am – 10:30 am
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $90.00 Child Non-members: $140.00
    • Children under 2 free
    • Ages 2-5

    Do you find it hard to get outside in the winter with young children? Bring your young family to participate in one hour of playful activities designed to encourage self-discovery, a sense of place and a budding awareness of the natural world. Through self-directed free-play, interactive group time, a theme related craft and outdoor exploration, you and your child will explore the wonders our Maine winter. Come prepared to adventure outside!
    Learn more

  • Look What I Found! Preschool Program (Full Week)
    • Tuesday Feb 16, 2016 – Thursday Feb 18, 2016
      9:15 am – 1:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $45/day $125/wk Child Non-members: $60/day $175/wk
    • Ages 3-5

    This program is sold out! Thanks for your interest.

    Join us during February school vacation week as we discover the wonders of the natural world at Gilsland Farm! Your child will explore and enjoy nature through free play, stories, songs, movement, games, natural crafts and hikes. Come prepared to be indoors (slippers) and explore outside (full winter gear). Each day has its own theme, but contribute to the week’s theme: Winter Adaptations.

    Tuesday: Over and Under the Snow

    Wednesday: Changing Coats

    Thursday: Tracking

    * Participants bring their own snack and lunch.

    *Registration is required for this event.

  • Look What I Found! Preschool Program (Tuesday)
    • Tuesday Feb 16, 2016 9:15 am – 1:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $45.00 Child Non-members: $60.00
    • Ages 3-5

    This program is sold out! Thanks for your interest.

    Theme: Over and Under the Snow

    Join us during February school vacation week as we discover the wonders of the natural world at Gilsland Farm! Your child will explore and enjoy nature through free play, stories, songs, movement, games, natural crafts and hikes. Come prepared to be indoors (slippers) and explore outside (full winter gear). Each day has its own theme, but contributes to the week’s theme: Winter Adaptations

    Participants bring their own snack and lunch.

    *Registration is required for this event.

  • Look What I Found! Preschool Program (Wednesday)
    • Wednesday Feb 17, 2016 9:15 am – 1:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $45.00 Child Non-members: $60.00
    • Ages 3-5

    This program is sold out! Thanks for your interest.

    Theme: Changing Coats 

    Join us during February school vacation week as we discover the wonders of the natural world at Gilsland Farm! Your child will explore and enjoy nature through free play, stories, songs, movement, games, natural crafts and hikes. Come prepared to be indoors (slippers) and explore outside (full winter gear). Each day has its own theme, but contributes to the full week’s theme: Winter Adaptations.

    Participants bring their own snack and lunch.

    *Registration is required for this event.

  • Look What I Found! Preschool Program (Thursday)
    • Thursday Feb 18, 2016 9:15 am – 1:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $45.00 Child Non-members: $60.00
    • Ages 3-5

    This program is sold out! Thanks for your interest.

    Theme: Tracking

    Join us during February school vacation week as we discover the wonders of the natural world at Gilsland Farm! Your child will explore and enjoy nature through free play, stories, songs, movement, games, natural crafts and hikes. Come prepared to be indoors (slippers) and explore outside (full winter gear). Each day has its own theme, but contributes to the week’s theme: Winter Adaptations

    Participants bring their own snack and lunch.

    *Registration is required for this event.

  • February Live Wildlife Show 2016
    • Friday Feb 19, 2016 10:30 am – 11:30 am
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Adult Members: $10 Child Members: $10
      Adult Non-members: $15 Child Non-members: $10
    • All Welcome

    Join us for our annual winter live animal show at Gilsland Farm Audubon Center!

    Our friends at Center for Wildlife will bring furry and feathered guests to Gilsland Farm so that we can get a closer look at some of the wildlife we work to protect.

    The show takes place indoors and is easily accessible for all. Our live animal shows usually sell out, so register soon. Walk-ins welcome if space remains available.

  • Good Night, Nature (March)
    • Monday Mar 21, 2016 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $10.00 Child Non-members: $15.00
    • Member $5 each additional sibling, Non-member $10 each additional sibling
    • Children under 2 free
    • Ages 2-5

    Theme: Moon Loon

    Join us for this gentle moonlit hour based around a bedtime story about a little girl who wonders about the loon cries that she hears. Come in your pajamas, but be prepared to venture outdoors. We will play, sing, and create art before you head home to sleep.

    *Advanced registration encouraged!  Drop-ins are welcome if space is available.

    *Maximum of three children per adult

  • Family Fun: Exploring Spring (Tuesdays)
    • Tuesday Mar 22, 2016 – Tuesday Jun 7, 2016
      9:30 am – 10:30 am
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $110.00 Child Non-members: $160.00
    • Children under 2 free
    • Ages 2-5

    Do April showers bring May flowers? Bring your young family to participate in one hour of playful activities designed to encourage self-discovery, a sense of place and a budding awareness of the natural world. Through self-directed free play, interactive group time, a theme-related craft and outdoor exploration, you and your child will learn about signs of spring and deepen your connection to nature. Come prepared to adventure outside!
    Learn more

  • Look What I Found! Preschool Program (Full Week)
    • Monday Apr 18, 2016 – Thursday Apr 21, 2016
      9:15 am – 1:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $45/day $160/wk Child Non-members: $60/day $230/wk
    • Ages 3-5

    Join us during April school vacation week as we discover the wonders of the natural world at Gilsland Farm! Your child will explore and enjoy nature through free play, stories, songs, movement, games, natural crafts and hikes. Each day has its own theme, but each contributes to the week’s theme of Bringing Nature Home. Children will explore how all things are connected and what we can do to support wildlife in our backyards. Come prepared to be indoors and explore outside.

    Monday, April 18: Animal Basic Needs

    Tuesday, April 19: Food Webs

    Wednesday, April 20: How life depends on the Pond

    Thursday, April 21: Beaks and Eats

    * Participants bring their own snack and lunch.

    *Registration is required for this event.

  • Look What I Found! Preschool Program (Monday)
    • Monday Apr 18, 2016 9:15 am – 1:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $45/day $160/wk Child Non-members: $60/day $230/wk
    • Ages 3-5

    Theme: Animal Basic needs

    Join us during April school vacation week as we discover the wonders of the natural world at Gilsland Farm! Your child will explore and enjoy nature through free play, stories, songs, movement, games, natural crafts and hikes. Come prepared to be indoors and explore outside. Each day has its own theme, but contributes to the week’s theme: Bringing Nature Home.

    Participants bring their own snack and lunch.

    *Registration is required for this event.

  • Look What I Found! Preschool Program (Tuesday)
    • Tuesday Apr 19, 2016 9:15 am – 1:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $45/day $160/wk Child Non-members: $60/day $230/wk
    • Ages 3-5

    Theme: Food Webs

    Join us during April school vacation week as we discover the wonders of the natural world at Gilsland Farm! Your child will explore and enjoy nature through free play, stories, songs, movement, games, natural crafts and hikes. Each day has its own theme, but each contributes to the week’s theme of: Bringing Nature Home. Children will explore how all things are connected and what we can do to support wildlife in our backyards. Come prepared to be indoors and explore outside.

    Participants bring their own snack and lunch.

    *Registration is required for this event

     

  • Look What I Found! Preschool Program (Wednesday)
    • Wednesday Apr 20, 2016 9:15 am – 1:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $45/day $160/wk Child Non-members: $60/day $230/wk
    • Ages 3-5

    Theme: How life depends on the pond

    Join us during April school vacation week as we discover the wonders of the natural world at Gilsland Farm! Your child will explore and enjoy nature through free play, stories, songs, movement, games, natural crafts and hikes. Each day has its own theme, but each contributes to the week’s theme of: Bringing Nature Home. Children will explore how all things are connected and what we can do to support wildlife in our backyards. Come prepared to be indoors and explore outside.

    Participants bring their own snack and lunch.

    *Registration is required for this event

     

  • Look What I Found! Preschool Program (Thursday)
    • Thursday Apr 21, 2016 9:15 am – 1:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $45/day $160/wk Child Non-members: $60/day $230/wk
    • Ages 3-5

    Theme: Beaks and Eats

    Join us during April school vacation week as we discover the wonders of the natural world at Gilsland Farm! Your child will explore and enjoy nature through free play, stories, songs, movement, games, natural crafts and hikes. Each day has its own theme, but each contributes to the week’s theme of: Bringing Nature Home. Children will explore how all things are connected and what we can do to support wildlife in our backyards. Come prepared to be indoors and explore outside.

    Participants bring their own snack and lunch.

    *Registration is required for this event

     

  • April Live Wildlife Show 2016
    • Friday Apr 22, 2016 10:30 am – 11:30 am
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Adult Members: $10 Child Members: $10
      Adult Non-members: $15 Child Non-members: $10
    • All Welcome

    Join us for our annual spring live animal show at Gilsland Farm Audubon Center!

    Our friends at Center for Wildlife will bring furry and feathered guests to Gilsland Farm so that we can get a closer look at some of the wildlife we work to protect.

    The show takes place indoors and is easily accessible for all. Our live animal shows usually sell out, so register soon. Walk-ins welcome if space remains available.

     

  • Good Night, Nature (April)
    • Monday Apr 25, 2016 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $10.00 Child Non-members: $15.00
    • Member $5 each additional sibling, Non-member $10 each additional sibling
    • Children under 2 free
    • Ages 2-5

    Theme: Sleep Tight Little Mouse

    Join us for this gentle moonlit hour based around a bedtime story about a little mouse who is restless to sleep in his own nest and thinks of all the other ways that animals sleep, only to realize that his is the best! Come in your pajamas, but be prepared to venture outdoors. We will play, sing, and create art before you head home to sleep.

    *Advanced registration encouraged!  Drop-ins are welcome if space is available.

    *Maximum of three children per adult

  • Good Night, Nature (May)
    • Monday May 23, 2016 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $10.00 Child Non-members: $15.00
    • Member $5 each additional sibling, Non-member $10 each additional sibling
    • Children under 2 free
    • Ages 2-5

    Theme: Little Quack’s Bedtime

    Join us for this gentle moonlit hour based around a bedtime story about Mama Duck helping Little Quack and his brothers and sisters not be scared of the dark and go to sleep. Come in your pajamas, but be prepared to venture outdoors. We will play, sing, and create art before you head home to sleep. Please bring a snack.

    *Advanced registration encouraged!  Drop-ins are welcome if space is available.

    *Maximum of three children per adult

  • Summer Squash Session 1: Mondays and Wednesdays
    • Monday Jun 20, 2016 – Wednesday Jun 29, 2016
      9:15 am – 1:00 pm
    • Mondays and Wednesdays
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $170 Child Non-members: $215
    • Ages 3-5

    Come explore at Gilsland Farm! Together, we will learn about plants and animals through stories, songs, crafts, games, hikes, and more. Each day will be an adventure that fosters an understanding, appreciation, and love for their natural world. We will spend the majority of our day outside engaging in hands on activities!

    *Drop off your child for this 1/2 day program

    *Pack a snack and lunch

  • Summer Squash Session 1: Tuesdays and Thursdays
    • Tuesday Jun 21, 2016 – Thursday Jun 30, 2016
      9:15 am – 1:00 pm
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $170 Child Non-members: $215
    • Ages 3-5

    Come explore at Gilsland Farm! Together, we will learn about plants and animals through stories, songs, crafts, games, hikes, and more. Each day will be an adventure that fosters an understanding, appreciation, and love for their natural world. We will spend the majority of our day outside engaging in hands on activities!

    *Drop off your child for this 1/2 day program

    *Pack a snack and lunch

  • Family Fun Summer Session I at 9:15am
    • Friday Jun 24, 2016 – Friday Jul 22, 2016
      9:15 am – 10:15 am
    • Fridays
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $55 Child Non-members: $80
    • Drop-ins: Member $15, Non-member $20
    • Children under 2 free
    • Ages 2-5

    Bring your young family to participate in one hour of playful activities designed to encourage self-discovery, a sense of place and a budding awareness of the natural world. Come prepared to adventure outside!

    Themes:

    * Bringing Nature Home

    * Pollinators

    * Birds of Prey

    * What’s in the Pond?

    * Loons

    *5 Weeks 

    *Maximum of three children per adult.

    *Advanced registration is encouraged! Drop-ins welcome if space is available. 

  • Family Fun Summer Session I at 10:30
    • Friday Jun 24, 2016 – Friday Jul 22, 2016
      10:30 am – 11:30 am
    • Fridays
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $55 Child Non-members: $80
    • Drop-ins: Member $15, Non-member $20
    • Children under 2 free
    • Ages 2-5

    Bring your young family to participate in one hour of playful activities designed to encourage self-discovery, a sense of place and a budding awareness of the natural world. Come prepared to adventure outside!

    Themes:

    * Bringing Nature Home

    * Pollinators

    *Birds of Prey

    * What’s in the Pond?

    * Loons

    *5 Weeks 

    *Maximum of three children per adult.

    *Advanced registration is encouraged! Drop-ins welcome if space is available.

  • Explorers: Birds
    • Tuesday Jul 5, 2016 – Thursday Jul 7, 2016
      9:15 am – 3:15 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $170 Child Non-members: $210
    • Ages 4-5

    In these three days, we will explore what makes birds so unique and fascinating.  The first day will be spent identifying the general characteristics of birds, what birds eat and where they live. The second day will go into a deeper study about water birds and the last day will focus on birds of prey.

     

    *Drop your child off for this full day program

    *Pack a lunch and 2 snacks

  • Summer Squash Session II: Mondays and Wednesdays
    • Monday Jul 11, 2016 – Wednesday Jul 20, 2016
      9:15 am – 1:00 pm
    • Mondays and Wednesdays
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $170 Child Non-members: $215
    • Ages 3-5

    Come explore at Gilsland Farm! Together, we will learn about plants and animals through stories, songs, crafts, games, hikes, and more. Each day will be an adventure that fosters an understanding, appreciation, and love for their natural world. We will spend the majority of our day outside engaging in hands on activities!

    *Drop off your child for this 1/2 day program

    *Pack a snack and lunch

  • Summer Squash Session II: Tuesdays and Thursdays
    • Tuesday Jul 12, 2016 – Thursday Jul 21, 2016
      9:15 am – 1:00 pm
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $170 Child Non-members: $215
    • Ages 3-5

    Come explore at Gilsland Farm! Together, we will learn about plants and animals through stories, songs, crafts, games, hikes, and more. Each day will be an adventure that fosters an understanding, appreciation, and love for their natural world. We will spend the majority of our day outside engaging in hands on activities!

    *Drop off your child for this 1/2 day program

    *Pack a snack and lunch

  • Explorers: How things Grow
    • Monday Aug 1, 2016 – Thursday Aug 4, 2016
      9:15 am – 3:15 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $250 Child Non-members: $295
    • Ages 4-5

    Every living thing has a beginning, middle, and end. Each day this week, we will learn about different life cycles. Your child will begin to understand the complexities that exist in nature and some of the challenges to survival. As we explore our surroundings, we will apply our knowledge!

     

    *Drop your child off for this full day program

    *Pack a lunch and 2 snacks

  • Family Fun Summer Session II at 9:15
    • Friday Aug 5, 2016 – Friday Aug 26, 2016
      9:15 am – 10:15 am
    • Fridays
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $45 Child Non-members: $75
    • Drop-ins: Member $15, Non-member $20
    • Children under 2 free
    • Ages 2-5

    Bring your young family to participate in one hour of playful activities designed to encourage self-discovery, a sense of place and a budding awareness of the natural world. Come prepared to adventure outside!

    Themes:

    * Life Cycles

    * Animals in the Night

    *The Pond

    *Secrets in the Forest

    *4 Weeks 

    *Maximum of three children per adult.

    *Advanced registration is encouraged! Drop-ins welcome if space is available.  

  • Family Fun Summer Session II at 10:30
    • Friday Aug 5, 2016 – Friday Aug 26, 2016
      10:30 am – 11:30 am
    • Fridays
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $45 Child Non-members: $75
    • Drop-ins: Member $15, Non-member $20
    • Children under 2 free
    • Ages 2-5

    Bring your young family to participate in one hour of playful activities designed to encourage self-discovery, a sense of place and a budding awareness of the natural world. Come prepared to adventure outside!

    Themes:

    * Life Cycles

    * Animals in the Night

    * The Pond

    * Secrets in the Forest

    *4 Weeks 

    *Maximum of three children per adult.

    *Advanced registration is encouraged! Drop-ins welcome if space is available. 

  • Summer Squash Session III: Mondays and Wednesdays
    • Monday Aug 8, 2016 – Wednesday Aug 17, 2016
      9:15 am – 1:00 pm
    • Mondays and Wednesdays
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $170 Child Non-members: $215
    • Ages 3-5

    Come explore at Gilsland Farm! Together, we will learn about plants and animals through stories, songs, crafts, games, hikes, and more. Each day will be an adventure that fosters an understanding, appreciation, and love for their natural world. We will spend the majority of our day outside engaging in hands on activities!

    *Drop off your child for this 1/2 day program

    *Pack a snack and lunch

  • Summer Squash Session III: Tuesdays and Thursdays
    • Tuesday Aug 9, 2016 – Thursday Aug 18, 2016
      9:15 am – 1:00 pm
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $170 Child Non-members: $215
    • Ages 3-5

    Come explore at Gilsland Farm! Together, we will learn about plants and animals through stories, songs, crafts, games, hikes, and more. Each day will be an adventure that fosters an understanding, appreciation, and love for their natural world. We will spend the majority of our day outside engaging in hands on activities!

    *Drop off your child for this 1/2 day program

    *Pack a snack and lunch

  • Explorers: Habitats
    • Monday Aug 22, 2016 – Thursday Aug 25, 2016
      9:15 am – 3:15 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $250 Child Non-members: $295
    • Ages 4-5

    Explore the habitats at Maine Audubon: pond, meadow, salt marsh, and forest. Together, we will learn about what fauna and flora exist in each, what is the same/different, which animals move from one to the other, and how to interpret the animal evidence we find.

     

    *Drop your child off for this full day program

    *Pack a lunch and 2 snacks

  • June
  • Summer Camp: Where the Wild Things Are
    • Monday Jun 20, 2016 – Friday Jul 1, 2016
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $570 Child Non-members: $720
    • Grades K-5

    Join us for a two week adventure where campers will discover the lay of the land of Gilsland Farm, Scarborough Marsh and Mackworth Island!  We will uncover the mysteries of how animals travel from habitat to habitat and how we fit into their world!  Come explore with hiking, hands-on experiments, crafts and games! Camp session …

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  • Summer Squash Session 1: Mondays and Wednesdays
    • Monday Jun 20, 2016 – Wednesday Jun 29, 2016
      9:15 am – 1:00 pm
    • Mondays and Wednesdays
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $170 Child Non-members: $215
    • Ages 3-5

    Come explore at Gilsland Farm! Together, we will learn about plants and animals through stories, songs, crafts, games, hikes, and more. Each day will be an adventure that fosters an understanding, appreciation, and love for their natural world. We will spend the majority of our day outside engaging in hands on activities! *Drop off your child for this …

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  • Summer Squash Session 1: Tuesdays and Thursdays
    • Tuesday Jun 21, 2016 – Thursday Jun 30, 2016
      9:15 am – 1:00 pm
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $170 Child Non-members: $215
    • Ages 3-5

    Come explore at Gilsland Farm! Together, we will learn about plants and animals through stories, songs, crafts, games, hikes, and more. Each day will be an adventure that fosters an understanding, appreciation, and love for their natural world. We will spend the majority of our day outside engaging in hands on activities! *Drop off your child for this …

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  • July
  • Explorers: Birds
    • Tuesday Jul 5, 2016 – Thursday Jul 7, 2016
      9:15 am – 3:15 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $170 Child Non-members: $210
    • Ages 4-5

    In these three days, we will explore what makes birds so unique and fascinating.  The first day will be spent identifying the general characteristics of birds, what birds eat and where they live. The second day will go into a deeper study about water birds and the last day will focus on birds of prey.   *Drop your …

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  • Summer Camp: Threatened and Endangered Wildlife – Don’t be a Dodo!
    • Monday Jul 11, 2016 – Friday Jul 15, 2016
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $290 Child Non-members: $365
    • Grades K-5

    Did you know…90% of Maine is covered by forest and there are more than 200 species of birds in our state!  In this session we will discover the forests of Maine and the many species that depend on trees for survival.  We will make a special trip to the Maine Wildlife Park to learn about …

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  • Summer Squash Session II: Mondays and Wednesdays
    • Monday Jul 11, 2016 – Wednesday Jul 20, 2016
      9:15 am – 1:00 pm
    • Mondays and Wednesdays
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $170 Child Non-members: $215
    • Ages 3-5

    Come explore at Gilsland Farm! Together, we will learn about plants and animals through stories, songs, crafts, games, hikes, and more. Each day will be an adventure that fosters an understanding, appreciation, and love for their natural world. We will spend the majority of our day outside engaging in hands on activities! *Drop off your child for this …

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  • Summer Squash Session II: Tuesdays and Thursdays
    • Tuesday Jul 12, 2016 – Thursday Jul 21, 2016
      9:15 am – 1:00 pm
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $170 Child Non-members: $215
    • Ages 3-5

    Come explore at Gilsland Farm! Together, we will learn about plants and animals through stories, songs, crafts, games, hikes, and more. Each day will be an adventure that fosters an understanding, appreciation, and love for their natural world. We will spend the majority of our day outside engaging in hands on activities! *Drop off your child for this …

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  • Summer Camp: Threatened and Endangered Wildlife – No Trout About It!
    • Monday Jul 18, 2016 – Friday Jul 22, 2016
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $290 Child Non-members: $365
    • Grades K-5

    There is no doubt about it we have some of the most interesting salt and freshwater animals!  Come create some memorable experiences by playing games and creating different projects about loons, trout, plovers, and terns!  We will visit Mackworth Island this week and make a plover of you yet! Camp session (5 days) — July …

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  • August
  • Explorers: How things Grow
    • Monday Aug 1, 2016 – Thursday Aug 4, 2016
      9:15 am – 3:15 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $250 Child Non-members: $295
    • Ages 4-5

    Every living thing has a beginning, middle, and end. Each day this week, we will learn about different life cycles. Your child will begin to understand the complexities that exist in nature and some of the challenges to survival. As we explore our surroundings, we will apply our knowledge!   *Drop your child off for this …

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  • Summer Camp: Buzz-worthy Wildlife
    • Monday Aug 8, 2016 – Friday Aug 19, 2016
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $570 Child Non-members: $720
    • Grades K-5

    Whats all the buzz about!  We are going nuts about growing native and learning about pollinators and the species that they help.  Come join us in this two week series and we will take a trip on the bus to the Farmers Market in Portland to see all the local foods and goods produced by …

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  • Summer Squash Session III: Mondays and Wednesdays
    • Monday Aug 8, 2016 – Wednesday Aug 17, 2016
      9:15 am – 1:00 pm
    • Mondays and Wednesdays
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $170 Child Non-members: $215
    • Ages 3-5

    Come explore at Gilsland Farm! Together, we will learn about plants and animals through stories, songs, crafts, games, hikes, and more. Each day will be an adventure that fosters an understanding, appreciation, and love for their natural world. We will spend the majority of our day outside engaging in hands on activities! *Drop off your child for this …

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  • Summer Squash Session III: Tuesdays and Thursdays
    • Tuesday Aug 9, 2016 – Thursday Aug 18, 2016
      9:15 am – 1:00 pm
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $170 Child Non-members: $215
    • Ages 3-5

    Come explore at Gilsland Farm! Together, we will learn about plants and animals through stories, songs, crafts, games, hikes, and more. Each day will be an adventure that fosters an understanding, appreciation, and love for their natural world. We will spend the majority of our day outside engaging in hands on activities! *Drop off your child for this …

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  • Summer Camp: Wildlife Olympics
    • Monday Aug 22, 2016 – Friday Aug 26, 2016
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $290 Child Non-members: $365
    • Grades K-5

    Ready, Set, Go!  Join us in finding out which Maine animals will cross the finish line first!  We will play games, go on hikes, do crafts and make discoveries.  We will create memories on Mackworth Island and Gilsland Farm in this action packed session! Camp session (5 days) — August 22 through August 26 Camp programs run …

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  • Explorers: Habitats
    • Monday Aug 22, 2016 – Thursday Aug 25, 2016
      9:15 am – 3:15 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $250 Child Non-members: $295
    • Ages 4-5

    Explore the habitats at Maine Audubon: pond, meadow, salt marsh, and forest. Together, we will learn about what fauna and flora exist in each, what is the same/different, which animals move from one to the other, and how to interpret the animal evidence we find.   *Drop your child off for this full day program *Pack a …

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  • February
  • February Vacation Camp K-5 (Tuesday)
    • Tuesday Feb 16, 2016 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $60 Child Non-members: $75
    • K-5

    This program is sold out! Thanks for your interest.

    Children in grades K-5 are invited to register for our February Vacation Camp.  A new theme will be introduced each day through cooperative games, scientific examination and creative arts exploration at Gilsland Farm Audubon Center in Falmouth.

    Our vacation camps are taught by highly trained and experienced environmental educators. Campers may sign up for individual days or attend the entire week.

    (For or those of you returning – welcome back! – it’s a new year so we need all new forms).


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  • February Vacation Camp K-5 (Full Week)
    • Tuesday Feb 16, 2016 – Friday Feb 19, 2016
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $220 Child Non-members: $280
    • K-5

    This program is sold out! Thanks for your interest.

    Children in grades K-5 are invited to register for our February Vacation Camp.  A new theme will be introduced each day through cooperative games, scientific examination and creative arts exploration at Gilsland Farm Audubon Center in Falmouth.

    Our vacation camps are taught by highly trained and experienced environmental educators. Campers may sign up for individual days or attend the entire week.

    (For or those of you returning – welcome back! – it’s a new year so we need all new forms).


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  • Look What I Found! Preschool Program (Full Week)
    • Tuesday Feb 16, 2016 – Thursday Feb 18, 2016
      9:15 am – 1:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $45/day $125/wk Child Non-members: $60/day $175/wk
    • Ages 3-5

    This program is sold out! Thanks for your interest.

    Join us during February school vacation week as we discover the wonders of the natural world at Gilsland Farm! Your child will explore and enjoy nature through free play, stories, songs, movement, games, natural crafts and hikes. Come prepared to be indoors (slippers) and explore outside (full winter gear). Each day has its own theme, but contribute to the week’s theme: Winter Adaptations.

    Tuesday: Over and Under the Snow

    Wednesday: Changing Coats

    Thursday: Tracking

    * Participants bring their own snack and lunch.

    *Registration is required for this event.

  • Look What I Found! Preschool Program (Tuesday)
    • Tuesday Feb 16, 2016 9:15 am – 1:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $45.00 Child Non-members: $60.00
    • Ages 3-5

    This program is sold out! Thanks for your interest.

    Theme: Over and Under the Snow

    Join us during February school vacation week as we discover the wonders of the natural world at Gilsland Farm! Your child will explore and enjoy nature through free play, stories, songs, movement, games, natural crafts and hikes. Come prepared to be indoors (slippers) and explore outside (full winter gear). Each day has its own theme, but contributes to the week’s theme: Winter Adaptations

    Participants bring their own snack and lunch.

    *Registration is required for this event.

  • February Vacation Camp K-5 (Wednesday)
    • Wednesday Feb 17, 2016 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $60 Child Non-members: $75
    • K-5

    This program is sold out! Thanks for your interest.

    Children in grades K-5 are invited to register for our February Vacation Camp.  A new theme will be introduced each day through cooperative games, scientific examination and creative arts exploration at Gilsland Farm Audubon Center in Falmouth.

    Our vacation camps are taught by highly trained and experienced environmental educators. Campers may sign up for individual days or attend the entire week.

    (For or those of you returning – welcome back! – it’s a new year so we need all new forms).


    Learn more

  • Look What I Found! Preschool Program (Wednesday)
    • Wednesday Feb 17, 2016 9:15 am – 1:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $45.00 Child Non-members: $60.00
    • Ages 3-5

    This program is sold out! Thanks for your interest.

    Theme: Changing Coats 

    Join us during February school vacation week as we discover the wonders of the natural world at Gilsland Farm! Your child will explore and enjoy nature through free play, stories, songs, movement, games, natural crafts and hikes. Come prepared to be indoors (slippers) and explore outside (full winter gear). Each day has its own theme, but contributes to the full week’s theme: Winter Adaptations.

    Participants bring their own snack and lunch.

    *Registration is required for this event.

  • February Vacation Camp K-5 (Thursday)
    • Thursday Feb 18, 2016 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $60 Child Non-members: $75
    • K-5

    This program is sold out! Thanks for your interest.

    Children in grades K-5 are invited to register for our February Vacation Camp.  A new theme will be introduced each day through cooperative games, scientific examination and creative arts exploration at Gilsland Farm Audubon Center in Falmouth.

    Our vacation camps are taught by highly trained and experienced environmental educators. Campers may sign up for individual days or attend the entire week.

    (For or those of you returning – welcome back! – it’s a new year so we need all new forms).


    Learn more

  • Look What I Found! Preschool Program (Thursday)
    • Thursday Feb 18, 2016 9:15 am – 1:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $45.00 Child Non-members: $60.00
    • Ages 3-5

    This program is sold out! Thanks for your interest.

    Theme: Tracking

    Join us during February school vacation week as we discover the wonders of the natural world at Gilsland Farm! Your child will explore and enjoy nature through free play, stories, songs, movement, games, natural crafts and hikes. Come prepared to be indoors (slippers) and explore outside (full winter gear). Each day has its own theme, but contributes to the week’s theme: Winter Adaptations

    Participants bring their own snack and lunch.

    *Registration is required for this event.

  • February Vacation Camp K-5 (Friday)
    • Friday Feb 19, 2016 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $60 Child Non-members: $75
    • K-5

    This program is sold out! Thanks for your interest.

    Children in grades K-5 are invited to register for our February Vacation Camp.  A new theme will be introduced each day through cooperative games, scientific examination and creative arts exploration at Gilsland Farm Audubon Center in Falmouth.

    Our vacation camps are taught by highly trained and experienced environmental educators. Campers may sign up for individual days or attend the entire week.

    (For or those of you returning – welcome back! – it’s a new year so we need all new forms).


    Learn more

  • February Live Wildlife Show 2016
    • Friday Feb 19, 2016 10:30 am – 11:30 am
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Adult Members: $10 Child Members: $10
      Adult Non-members: $15 Child Non-members: $10
    • All Welcome

    Join us for our annual winter live animal show at Gilsland Farm Audubon Center!

    Our friends at Center for Wildlife will bring furry and feathered guests to Gilsland Farm so that we can get a closer look at some of the wildlife we work to protect.

    The show takes place indoors and is easily accessible for all. Our live animal shows usually sell out, so register soon. Walk-ins welcome if space remains available.

  • April
  • April Vacation Camp K-5 (Monday)
    • Monday Apr 18, 2016 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $60 Child Non-members: $75
    • K-5

    Join us during school vacation week as we discover the wonders of the natural world at Gilsland Farm! Your child will explore and enjoy nature through free play, stories, songs, movement, games, natural crafts and hikes. Each day has its own theme, but each contributes to the week’s theme of Bringing Nature Home. Children will explore how all things are connected and what we can do to support wildlife in our backyards. Come prepared to be indoors and explore outside.


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  • April Vacation Camp K-5 (Full Week)
    • Monday Apr 18, 2016 – Friday Apr 22, 2016
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $280 Child Non-members: $355
    • K-5

    Join us during school vacation week as we discover the wonders of the natural world at Gilsland Farm! Your child will explore and enjoy nature through free play, stories, songs, movement, games, natural crafts and hikes. Each day has its own theme, but each contributes to the week’s theme of Bringing Nature Home. Children will explore how all things are connected and what we can do to support wildlife in our backyards. Come prepared to be indoors and explore outside.


    Learn more

  • Look What I Found! Preschool Program (Full Week)
    • Monday Apr 18, 2016 – Thursday Apr 21, 2016
      9:15 am – 1:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $45/day $160/wk Child Non-members: $60/day $230/wk
    • Ages 3-5

    Join us during April school vacation week as we discover the wonders of the natural world at Gilsland Farm! Your child will explore and enjoy nature through free play, stories, songs, movement, games, natural crafts and hikes. Each day has its own theme, but each contributes to the week’s theme of Bringing Nature Home. Children will explore how all things are connected and what we can do to support wildlife in our backyards. Come prepared to be indoors and explore outside.

    Monday, April 18: Animal Basic Needs

    Tuesday, April 19: Food Webs

    Wednesday, April 20: How life depends on the Pond

    Thursday, April 21: Beaks and Eats

    * Participants bring their own snack and lunch.

    *Registration is required for this event.

  • Look What I Found! Preschool Program (Monday)
    • Monday Apr 18, 2016 9:15 am – 1:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $45/day $160/wk Child Non-members: $60/day $230/wk
    • Ages 3-5

    Theme: Animal Basic needs

    Join us during April school vacation week as we discover the wonders of the natural world at Gilsland Farm! Your child will explore and enjoy nature through free play, stories, songs, movement, games, natural crafts and hikes. Come prepared to be indoors and explore outside. Each day has its own theme, but contributes to the week’s theme: Bringing Nature Home.

    Participants bring their own snack and lunch.

    *Registration is required for this event.

  • April Vacation Camp K-5 (Tuesday)
    • Tuesday Apr 19, 2016 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $60 Child Non-members: $75
    • K-5

    Join us during school vacation week as we discover the wonders of the natural world at Gilsland Farm! Your child will explore and enjoy nature through free play, stories, songs, movement, games, natural crafts and hikes. Each day has its own theme, but each contributes to the week’s theme of Bringing Nature Home. Children will explore how all things are connected and what we can do to support wildlife in our backyards. Come prepared to be indoors and explore outside.


    Learn more

  • Look What I Found! Preschool Program (Tuesday)
    • Tuesday Apr 19, 2016 9:15 am – 1:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $45/day $160/wk Child Non-members: $60/day $230/wk
    • Ages 3-5

    Theme: Food Webs

    Join us during April school vacation week as we discover the wonders of the natural world at Gilsland Farm! Your child will explore and enjoy nature through free play, stories, songs, movement, games, natural crafts and hikes. Each day has its own theme, but each contributes to the week’s theme of: Bringing Nature Home. Children will explore how all things are connected and what we can do to support wildlife in our backyards. Come prepared to be indoors and explore outside.

    Participants bring their own snack and lunch.

    *Registration is required for this event

     

  • April Vacation Camp K-5 (Wednesday)
    • Wednesday Apr 20, 2016 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $60 Child Non-members: $75
    • K-5

    Join us during school vacation week as we discover the wonders of the natural world at Gilsland Farm! Your child will explore and enjoy nature through free play, stories, songs, movement, games, natural crafts and hikes. Each day has its own theme, but each contributes to the week’s theme of Bringing Nature Home. Children will explore how all things are connected and what we can do to support wildlife in our backyards. Come prepared to be indoors and explore outside.


    Learn more

  • Look What I Found! Preschool Program (Wednesday)
    • Wednesday Apr 20, 2016 9:15 am – 1:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $45/day $160/wk Child Non-members: $60/day $230/wk
    • Ages 3-5

    Theme: How life depends on the pond

    Join us during April school vacation week as we discover the wonders of the natural world at Gilsland Farm! Your child will explore and enjoy nature through free play, stories, songs, movement, games, natural crafts and hikes. Each day has its own theme, but each contributes to the week’s theme of: Bringing Nature Home. Children will explore how all things are connected and what we can do to support wildlife in our backyards. Come prepared to be indoors and explore outside.

    Participants bring their own snack and lunch.

    *Registration is required for this event

     

  • April Vacation Camp K-5 (Thursday)
    • Thursday Apr 21, 2016 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $60 Child Non-members: $75
    • K-5

    Join us during school vacation week as we discover the wonders of the natural world at Gilsland Farm! Your child will explore and enjoy nature through free play, stories, songs, movement, games, natural crafts and hikes. Each day has its own theme, but each contributes to the week’s theme of Bringing Nature Home. Children will explore how all things are connected and what we can do to support wildlife in our backyards. Come prepared to be indoors and explore outside.


    Learn more

  • Look What I Found! Preschool Program (Thursday)
    • Thursday Apr 21, 2016 9:15 am – 1:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $45/day $160/wk Child Non-members: $60/day $230/wk
    • Ages 3-5

    Theme: Beaks and Eats

    Join us during April school vacation week as we discover the wonders of the natural world at Gilsland Farm! Your child will explore and enjoy nature through free play, stories, songs, movement, games, natural crafts and hikes. Each day has its own theme, but each contributes to the week’s theme of: Bringing Nature Home. Children will explore how all things are connected and what we can do to support wildlife in our backyards. Come prepared to be indoors and explore outside.

    Participants bring their own snack and lunch.

    *Registration is required for this event

     

  • April Vacation Camp K-5 (Friday)
    • Friday Apr 22, 2016 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $60 Child Non-members: $75
    • K-5

    Join us during school vacation week as we discover the wonders of the natural world at Gilsland Farm! Your child will explore and enjoy nature through free play, stories, songs, movement, games, natural crafts and hikes. Each day has its own theme, but each contributes to the week’s theme of Bringing Nature Home. Children will explore how all things are connected and what we can do to support wildlife in our backyards. Come prepared to be indoors and explore outside.


    Learn more

  • April Live Wildlife Show 2016
    • Friday Apr 22, 2016 10:30 am – 11:30 am
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Adult Members: $10 Child Members: $10
      Adult Non-members: $15 Child Non-members: $10
    • All Welcome

    Join us for our annual spring live animal show at Gilsland Farm Audubon Center!

    Our friends at Center for Wildlife will bring furry and feathered guests to Gilsland Farm so that we can get a closer look at some of the wildlife we work to protect.

    The show takes place indoors and is easily accessible for all. Our live animal shows usually sell out, so register soon. Walk-ins welcome if space remains available.

     

  • January
  • Family Fun: Exploring Winter
    • Wednesday Jan 13, 2016 – Wednesday Feb 24, 2016
      10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Wednesdays
    • Fields Pond
    • Price: $$70member/$105nonmember per family
    • ages 2-5

    Do you find it hard to get outside in the winter time with young children? Bring your young family* to participate in one hour of playful activities designed to encourage self discovery, a sense of place and a budding awareness of the natural world. Through self-directed free play, interactive group time, theme related crafts, and …

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  • March
  • Family Fun: Emerging Spring
    • Wednesday Mar 16, 2016 – Wednesday Apr 27, 2016
      10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Wednesdays
    • Fields Pond
    • Price: $$70member/$105nonmember per family
    • ages 2-5

    Now is the time to celebrate the majesty of new beginnings with youngsters! Bring your young family* to participate in one hour of playful activities designed to encourage self discovery, a sense of place and a budding awareness of the natural world. Through self-directed free play, interactive group time, theme related crafts, and outdoor exploration, …

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  • February
  • February Vacation Camp at Fields Pond
    • Tuesday Feb 16, 2016 – Thursday Feb 18, 2016
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Child Members: $100.00 Child Non-members: $150.00
    • Ages 6-11

    Enjoy your February vacation in Maine the way it should be – by celebrating the many ways we take learning outside. We have packed three days with exciting opportunities to learn how humans and other living things survive our wonderful winter months. All days include outdoor time, stories, games and hands-on explorations of the natural …

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  • February Vacation Camp at Fields Pond: Tuesday
    • Tuesday Feb 16, 2016 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Child Members: $40.00 Child Non-members: $55.00
    • Ages 6-11

    Enjoy your February vacation in Maine the way it should be – by celebrating the many ways we take learning outside. We have packed three days with exciting opportunities to learn how humans and other living things survive our wonderful winter months. All days include outdoor time, stories, games and hands-on explorations of the natural …

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  • February Vacation Camp at Fields Pond: Wednesday
    • Wednesday Feb 17, 2016 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Child Members: $40.00 Child Non-members: $55.00
    • Ages 6-11

    Enjoy your February vacation in Maine the way it should be – by celebrating the many ways we take learning outside. We have packed three days with exciting opportunities to learn how humans and other living things survive our wonderful winter months. All days include outdoor time, stories, games and hands-on explorations of the natural …

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  • February Vacation Camp at Fields Pond: Thursday
    • Thursday Feb 18, 2016 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Child Members: $40.00 Child Non-members: $55.00
    • Ages 6-11

    Enjoy your February vacation in Maine the way it should be – by celebrating the many ways we take learning outside. We have packed three days with exciting opportunities to learn how humans and other living things survive our wonderful winter months. All days include outdoor time, stories, games and hands-on explorations of the natural …

    Learn more