Daily swim lessons and lake access are the highlight of the CDC experience. Our goal is for campers to leave at the end of the summer with a range of new skills and a love for Sebago Lake.
Whether it is canoeing, kayaking, sailing, or stand up paddle boarding, the waterfront activities are a favorite of all our campers. Trips to lollipop island bring back campers year after year.
Organized games on our beautiful fields and courts give campers the chance to learn the rules of gameplay as well as develop teamwork and healthy group competition. Outdoor games like capture the flag, relay races, scavenger hunts, or the ever popular Israeli game “Gaga” are also a big part of the CDC experience!
Campers have fun learning the fundamentals of archery while practicing and perfecting technique under the supervision of a certified archery instructor.
Art at CDC takes many forms. Each week involves working with different media - including painting, drawing, pottery, jewelry, collage, tye-dye, crafts, and much more under the guidance of our art director and counselors.
Campers who love to sing, dance, or act will want to be part of our summer production. Those seeking a behind-the-scenes role will also have fun; cast members create play sets and collaborate on costumes and backstage management.
Outdoor Adventure is about respecting the earth. This program involves learning about the animals and habitats of Maine. Campers will garden, practice outdoor skills like navigation, preparing a campsite, and fire starting. Older campers will have the opportunity to take longer off site hikes, and participate in camping trips.
Each summer Israeli shlichim (ambassadors) come to work as members of the Center Day Camp staff. These carefully selected, highly trained young adults bring Israel to life at camp. Our Israeli counselors enhance each campers experience by giving them a personal connection to Israel and helping to infuse Israeli culture into CDC.
Color Games is the ultimate experience at camp. It takes the most exciting and the most fun aspects of the summer and combines them into a one week event. Color Games is also an incredible challenge. It will test your endurance, character, teamwork, sportsmanship, and creativity.