A guide to summer camps all over the Island

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Camp Terra Mare. – Photo courtesy YMCA of M.V.

Gone are the days when camp was a predictable lineup of crafts, snacks, naps, swimming lessons and more naps. The Vineyard has as many day camps as it does dirt roads and shady lanes — camps where kids can garden, dance, skateboard, improvise comedy routines, and become film critics. For a map view of the camps across the Island click here.

OAK BLUFFS

YMCA Camp

YMCA of M.V. 111R Edgartown Rd., Oak Bluffs.

June 29 – Aug. 24. Kids K – 11.

See brochure at ymcamv.org; 508-696-7171.

Island Spirit Kayak

Edgartown-Oak Bluffs Road, Oak Bluffs

Kids adventure weeks.

July 21 – 24, August 4 – 7; 9 – 11:30 am. Ages 7 – 13.

islandspiritkayak.com; 508-693-9727.

*MV Arena

Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road, Oak Bluffs.

Hockey, figure, and power skating programs.

mvarena.com; 508-693-5329.

Vineyard Youth Tennis

618 Barnes Rd., Oak Bluffs

July 6 – August 1, August 3 – August 29

vineyardyouthtennis.org

M.V. Sharks Baseball

The Shark Tank, MVRHS baseball field, Oak Bluffs

Training for ages 7 – 11. 4 day camps start June 22 – Aug. 6.

mvsharks.com; 508-687-9705.

*Art Camp Featherstone

30 Featherstone Lane, Oak Bluffs

Programs, themes vary for ages 3 – teens.

featherstoneart.org; 508-693-1850.

* Island Cub Scout Council Camp

Duarte, off Barnes Rd., Oak Bluffs.

Day camp for grades 2 – 5.

dick.aiken@scouting.org.

MV Adventure Camp

Drop-off and pick-up at MV Regional High School, 100 Edgartown Rd., Oak Bluffs.

Biking, fishing, kayaking, hiking, beach. June 23 – August 29. Ages 7 – 16.

info@mvadventurecamp.com;

mvadventurecamp.com; 508-693-8484.

Children’s Theatre of Martha’s Vineyard

Sailing Camp Park, 177 Barnes Rd., Oak Bluffs.

Musical theater camp with Island Theatre Workshop. Performance concludes each session.

July 6 – Aug. 21. Ages 6 – 17.

itwmv.org; 508-693-2769; 508-737-8550.

*Skateboarding M.V. Skate Drop-in

Skate Park, Edgartown Rd., Oak Bluffs

Ages 7 – 17.

info@mvskatecamp.com; mvskate.com; 508-274-5674.

VINEYARD HAVEN

MV Film Center Kids First!

79 Beach Road., Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

Kids’ film critics boot camp

July 27-31, Limited to 20 kids

kidsfirst.org

MV Film Center Tween Film Workshop

79 Beach Road, Vineyard Haven

Middle school aged children will learn how to make a short film on their smartphone.

Aug. 10 – 12, Limited to 20 kids

774-392-2927

rich@mvfilmsociety.com

Girls on the RISE

445 State Rd, Vineyard Haven

Fine arts program for ages 3 – 6. M – W; 9 am – 12 pm; July 6 – Aug. 5.

info@risevpa.com; risevpa.com; 508-693-2262.

Summer Stars Theater Arts Camp

Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, 24 Church St., Vineyard Haven.

Theater/visual arts camp,weekly themes. M – F, July 6 – Aug. 21. Ages 7 – 13. summerstars@mvplayhouse.org; mvplayhouse.org;

508-693-6450

Sailing Camp with Sail Martha’s Vineyard

110 Main St., Vineyard Haven.

Race training, sail training, windsurfing. June 29 – Aug. 17. Ages 8 – 18.

sailmv.com; sail_mv2@verizon.net; 508-696-7644.

*Garden Arts Summer Camp

Garden Gate Child Development Center, 119 W. Spring St., Vineyard Haven.

July 6 – Aug. 28, Ages 2 – 5.

gardengatecdc@hotmail.com; 508-696-9997.

Sense of Wonder Summer Day Camp

23 Grove Ave., Vineyard Haven.

Creative arts, environmental cultural awareness, and community service. Art, clay, music, puppetry, theater, beach, more. M – F, June 29 – Aug. 14. Ages 7 – 12.  senseofwondercreations.org; 508-693-3142

EDGARTOWN

Dance & Music Camp

Spindrift Studios

258 Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Rd., Edgartown

M-F July 6-Aug 14, Ages 5-9.

spindriftdance@gmail.com; 508-939-1157.

Children’s Art Program

58 Dock St., Edgartown.

Martha’s Vineyard Art Association’s Old Sculpin Studio School. M – F starting July 6-10, 9:30 – 11. Ages 7 – 12.

oldsculpingallery.org; oldsculpin@gmail.com; 508-627-4881.

FARM Institute Agriculture Camp/Programs

The FARM Institute, 14 Aero Ave., Edgartown.

Connect children to agriculture through fun, informative farm experiences.

June 22 – August 28. Ages 4 – 17.

farminstitute.org; 508-627-7007.

M.V. Museum Kids’ Summer Program

MV Museum, 59 School St., Edgartown

Tues., Wed., Thurs., 9 am – 12 noon (also 1 – 4 pm Thurs.) in July & Aug.

mvmuseum.org; 508-627-4441 ext.110.

Boys and Girls Club

44 Robinson Rd., Edgartown

Daily drop-ins. Arts, crafts, games, computers, gym, field trips. M – F, June 29 – August 21.

Grades K – 7.

mvbgclub.org; 508-627-3303.

IMP All Things Theater Camp

Edgartown School, 35 Robinson Rd., Edgartown.

Weekly themes; improv, Shakespeare, performances. Morning drop-in, one week, and two week sessions. June 29 – Aug. 21. Ages 6 – 18.

imp4kids.com; 508-939-9368.

*M.V. Regional High School Clinics

MV Regional High School, 100 Edgartown Rd., Oak Bluffs

Friday clinics in arts & crafts, football, lacrosse, soccer, more. Through Aug.

mvrhs.org/summerprograms; 508-693-1033 ext. 235.

WEST TISBURY

*Pony Camp Pond View Farm

New Lane, West Tisbury.

pondviewfarmmv.com; 508-693-2949.

Summer Basketball Camp

West Tisbury School, 401 Old County Rd., West Tisbury

July 6-Aug. 14

Call for ages, days, 508-696-0147.

*Island Children’s School

5 Halcyon Way, West Tisbury.

Themes include arts, crafts, literature, music, movement, and outdoor play. Ages 3 – 6.

508-693-5815.

* Vineyard Nike Tennis Camp

Vineyard Tennis Center,

22 Airport Rd., West Tisbury.

workoutandvtc.com/vineyard-tennis-escape; 508-696-8000.

Pony Camp Arrowhead Farm

174 Indian Hill Rd., West Tisbury.

Riding, horse care, crafts, games. M – F, June 15 – Aug. 28.

horses@arrowheadfarm.net; arrowheadfarm.net; 508-693-8831.

Pony Club Red Pony Farm

85 Red Pony Rd.,West Tisbury

June 14 – Sept. 14. Ages 4 – 12.

redponyfarmmv.com; 508-693-3788.

*Gymnastics

Island Gymnastics, 410 State Rd., West Tisbury.

June 23 – Aug. 29, 8 or 9 am – 12 noon. Tuition varies.

tgoodell06@comcast.net; 508-693-8358.

*Art Camp

West Tisbury School, 401 Old County Rd., West Tisbury

Weekly themes: woodwork, found objects, jewelry, painting.

508-212-2859; 585-746-9877.

Chilmark

The Yard Kids MakeDance

The Yard, Middle Rd., Chilmark.

Weeklong choreographic workshop, M – F, July 13 – Aug. 7. Ages 6 – 11.

dancetheyard.org; 508-645-9662.

Chilmark Community Center

520 South Rd., Chilmark

July 1-Aug. 20, 9 am – 12

info@chilmarkcommunitycenter.org.

Jelly Bean Camp

Netherfield Farm, 137 Old King’s Highway, Chilmark

Lessons, games, fun Fridays.

M-W-F, 10am – 1pm, July and Aug.

netherfieldfarms.com

Sydney: 508-660-7874

Hannah: 508-566-5235

Aquinnah

Sassafras Earth Education

5 Church Street, Aquinnah

Games, nature, outdoor skills, and art themes.

June 29 – July 24; M – F. Ages 6 – 13.

sassafrasmvy.org; 508-645-2008.