Summer Program Information

SFOA 2018: JULY 2-20




Enrollment for the 2018 season is limited to 100 participants; admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Popular classes begin filling within a few weeks of registration opening! To secure a spot, please follow these steps:

1- Register online by clicking the registration link! (if you would prefer to receive paper copies of registration materials, please contact our office at 244-3855)

2- Pay at least your $75 deposit. Registration is not complete without your deposit. Even if you plan on applying for a scholarship, you must pay your $75 deposit.

3- Check your email for confirmation, and use that email to make any changes you may need to make to your registration.

• All classes/programs meet Monday-Friday (9am - 3pm) for three weeks. We encourage all students to attend the entire three-week program; we do not enroll on a per week basis. Half-day enrollment is available.

• Class schedules are constructed from your indicated choices. We do not guarantee any student will receive all of their first choice selections. Notification of individual student schedules are made by June 10.


Orientation Day 2018

Saturday, June 30, 2018 2:00 - 3:00 pm

OPTIONAL for any/all students and families

Orientation Day gives any students or families who have questions or concerns a chance to connect with SFOA administrators! Don't know your way around MDI High School? Have a question about a class? Need to drop off your bus or lunch order forms? Want to pick up your T-shirt? Just can't wait any longer for a little SFOA?? Orientation Day gives you a chance to do all of this. Additionally, our Registrar will be set up to discuss any schedule concerns. So whether it's your first year or your fifth, feel free to come visit us on Orientation Day!


SFOA offers bus service to and from camp each day, at a fee of $80 for the entire 3-week session (fee adjusted for partial use). Our buses are also used for most field trips within the SFOA day. Please let us know your bus needs when registering, and feel free to call us with questions for special needs.


We're excited to announce that this year our lunches will be catered by Gather, a local catering company for kids! Gather’s mission is to help busy parents by providing varied, locally sourced and seasonally based meals for kids that are packed and delivered straight to camps and schools. We make healthy food that kids love. In each lunch we balance fresh produce and alternating grains so you can rest assured your child is eating a satisfying and nutritious meal everyday. Every week's menu is different. We strive to introduce new foods in friendly ways and new variations on old favorites, like sweet potato tacos and cacao date bars. Yum! Visit to learn more.

After-Hours Care

Back by popular request, we are again offering optional after-hours care for working families! Open to students of any age, this supervised free time gives students the option to stay at SFOA from 3pm to 5:30pm, for an additional charge of $25 per day or $100/week. Spots are limited and will be filled on a “first come, first served” basis. Please call 244-3855 for more information or to sign up.


SFOA makes every effort to keep our campers safe! To that end, we ask that you fill out the medical release form completely and return with registration forms. Your child does not need a medical exam to attend SFOA, but we do need to know the dates of his or her last immunizations. In case of emergency, our staff nurse will contact the appropriate parents/ guardians immediately, and if for any reason deemed necessary, student will be taken to MDI Hospital in Bar Harbor.


We want potential students to get to know SFOA, so we do allow visitors to attend camp. Either the Executive Director or the Staff and Student Coordinator must approve all visits in advance and all visitors must submit a Behavior Agreement and Medical Release form, signed by a parent or guardian. The visitor must be accompanied by a currently enrolled SFOA student of the same age. No visitors will be accepted on the first day.