Summer Day Camp

Summer Living is Easy with FLCP’s fun and flexible Summer Camp Programs

May 1, 2024:  We now have a WAIT LIST for weeks 6, 7 and 8.

Summer Day Camp Program

(entering Grades 1-8)

Summer Camp is a great way to keep your child active once school is out. But finding the right place for your children, and your family, is important. Our programs were developed with families in mind, allowing for flexibility for the parents and variety for the kids. Campers are grouped by age to enjoy group and camp-wide activities, which include: music, drama, arts, sports, games, crafts, nature, and dance.

Flexible Schedules to Fit the Needs of any Family

Our Summer Day Camp program is designed to meet the needs of any family in the greater Portland, Maine area.  Our  ability to offer single day or full week packages, enables us to  accommodate your schedule and the interests of your child.

Important Information

Please make sure to read our Camper Registration Form and refer to our Camper Guidebook to be aware of our camp details (tuition, payment due dates, schedule change policy, gear list, etc).

Qualified and Experienced Counselors

Many staff members have worked in the summer day camp for up to five years and have trained in the CIT program at First Lutheran; they are selected for their experience, training and knowledge in the fields of camping, education and youth leadership. Staff is carefully screened for employment and certified in First Aid, CPR and DHHS water safety. A low counselor to camper ratio allows for a more individualized experience for the campers.

Integrated Approach to Leadership, Variety and Fun!

Older campers and CIT members are involved in leadership learning like planning and implementing camp-wide activities and events while younger campers get variety in programming including hiking, games, crafts, nature study, swimming, sports, and the arts. In addition to normally scheduled camper activities, each week of camp will  have its own theme that will serve to enhance a fun camper experience.

NOTE: Our CIT program is postponed for Summer, 2024.

 Schedule | Weekly Sessions | JUNE 24 – AUGUST 16 (8 weeks)

Registration will begin in early-March for prior campers and families currently in our program.

Registration will begin for the general public in mid-March.

Summer Day Camp 7:00am–5:30pm

Call for a tour: (207) 797-2260



Everything You Need to Enroll Your Camper!


MAY 1, 2024 — We turned off our online registration form.  Please download a camper registration form (pink button above) and return to us. Thank you.

Our preferred method of registration is through our online camp (camper & CIT) registration link

You can also complete/return the registration form (pink button for camper and green button for CIT).

Please email or mail the registration form to the FLCP office.

PAYMENT OF REGISTRATION FEES: Registration Fees can be paid through brightwheel (our childcare management system) once your child has been enrolled and billed.

We encourage payment via brightwheel, but checks or money orders will be accepted.  They must be made payable to First Lutheran Day Camp for the non-refundable amount of $50 per family. One registration form per camper please.

Please note that no schedule changes for switching or dropping weeks are allowed after May 15. Payment is expected if you change your schedule/withdraw after May 15. A complete list of our tuition policies can be found on page 6 of our camper guidebook.


Mail To:

First Lutheran Children’s Programs
A Ministry of First Lutheran Church
132 Auburn Street
Portland, Maine 04103

Financial Assistance:

We accept payments through the childcare affordability program (CCAP) and ASPIRE. Funding through these state programs is based upon family income and other eligibility requirements.  Due to low state reimbursement rates, CCAP and ASPIRE spots are capped per week and enrollment is on a first-come-first-served basis.

Our Summer-at-a-Glance for 2024

Cultivating a Sense of Fellowship, Community and Leadership

With an emphasis on building strong friendships, a sense of leadership and a connection to community, the FLCP summer day camp provides children with individualized, diverse and fun camp experience. It offers families a safe, creative and educational experience through a diverse program with trained counselors.

CIT Program (entering Grade 9 or higher)
NOTE that our CIT program is postponed for Summer 2024.

The CIT is a leadership-training program offered to  youth ages 14 & 15. This is an opportunity for youth to learn what it takes to be an effective camp counselor. In this program camp trainees learn to plan, implement and lead activities, games and worship. Please contact us for more information.
For our CIT program, complete the registration form.


Sherryl Eastman, Director
Beth Rovnak, Business Manager
P: 207-797-2260