Enjoy a vacation getaway at White Elephant Resorts while your children discover one of Nantucket's many exciting summer camps. Whether you're raising a young artist, nature enthusiast or adventurer, there's something for everyone on Nantucket. Here are some of the island's most exciting camps to keep your child engaged throughout the summer season.
Nantucket Island Surf School
Sign your child up for private lessons, group lessons or a week-long mini surf clinic at Nantucket Island Surf School. They'll be catching waves on Cisco Beach in no time. Stand-up paddle boarding lessons are also available.
Maria Mitchell Summer Discovery Program
Maria Mitchell Association has designed six different week-long Summer Discovery Programs for kids from 3.5 years old to teens. Each of the six programs are dedicated to developing campers' connections to the outside world and Nantucket's natural environment through activities like beach exploration, snorkeling, discovery hikes, wetland studies, survival skill instruction and more.
Nantucket Island School of Design and The Arts
If your child isn't the outdoorsy type, they can enjoy a place where they're free to create what they want. Nantucket Island School of Design and The Arts offers educational experiences with intriguing ideas and interdisciplinary studio art techniques that embrace the global, historical and contemporary. They offer summer programs for ages 3-13.
Nantucket Community School ACKventure Summer Camps
ACKventure Full-Day Summer Camp (9AM-4PM, grades K-5), allows campers to explore all the wonders Nantucket has to offer and take full advantage of Nantucket's Public School locations. Jr. Ackventure is the half-day program (9AM-1PM), for children 3.5-5 years of age, that runs concurrently with the full-day program. ACKventure Sports Camp offers programs for ages 7-18 to learn a variety of sports through new and unique methods coached by highly trained athletes.
Camp Lighthouse is a play-based, project-based summer program serving children ages 4 to 12. Their mission is to ensure that every child is engaged and nurtured across a wide variety of collaborative and creative experiences. Diverse programming encompasses the arts, athletics, nature education, and outdoor exploration.
Watersports camp from Next Level Watersports
Each camp session runs Monday through Thursday from 10AM – 1PM daily. Campers, ages 10-16, receive individualized instruction as they learn the skills needed to kite, wakeboard, skurf, hydrofoil or ride an eFoil. Each day the group meets at Pocomo Head to set the plan for the day.
Dreamland Stage Company – Summer Camp
If your child was born to be on stage, Dreamland Kids Session, a 5-day program, designed for ages 4-8, provides an opportunity for young performers to experience all the adventures of play making, with a final performance on Friday. Dreamland Youth, a 3-week program, designed for ages 8-18, allows "young actors to hone their capabilities and strengths as performers." Dreamland Teens, a 5-week program, ages 14-21, is designed for performers ready to take their skills to the next level as they work to perform a full-scale professional musical production. Both Dreamland Youth and Dreamland Teens require an audition.
Strong Wings Adventure Camp
Strong Wings focuses on providing outdoor adventure programming, with offerings for all age groups: First Explorers (ages 4-7), Young Explorers (8-9), Extreme Explorers (10-11), Warrior Camp (12-13), and The Champions (14-15). Through a wide variety of activities and experiences, their goal is to build confidence through challenge, encourage respect and appreciation for nature, and foster physical and emotional strength. Runs through 10 weeks of summer, 9-3:30, Monday through Friday.
Seafari Girls is an all-girls summer day camp "designed to offer a safe, customized camp experience where girls can explore art, science, nature and enjoy the beaches and the natural beauty of Nantucket." Young girls are sure to feel empowered and educated throughout this adventure.
Dance(sing), Movement and Yoga Classes
Marjory Trott offers music and movement classes, as well as yoga classes, for ages 10 months to 7 years. Dance(sing) Movement combines movement and music "to encourage playful, joyous exploration of young children's rapidly developing skills," and engages "preschoolers' imaginations, increases expressive and listening skills, and builds physical coordination, social skills, and self-confidence." Marjory also offers children's yoga, as well as private yoga experiences for all ages.
Make any stay at a White Elephant Resort a memorable one when your child has the added experience of an exciting summer camp. They'll be active and engaged while you catch a few minutes of quiet time or take in all the exciting adventures Nantucket has to offer.