Lewiston Public Schools Summer Programs


Elementary Programs

Summer programs are offered for students at a majority of Lewiston schools.  Elementary programs for students entering 1-6 grade will be held at Geiger (for Geiger and Montello students), Longley (for Longley and Martel students), and McMahon (for McMahon students only).  These programs include academic support, engaging activities, and field trips each week. 

Middle school programs for students entering 7-9 grade will be held at Lewiston Middle School and will include both standards recovery and academic enrichment. 

High school programs include both the standards recovery program at Lewiston High School as well as a community-based internship program for high school students offered through the 21st Century program.  


Lewiston Middle School

Lewiston Middle School 75 Central Ave. Lewiston, ME 04240


July 2-July 19 (excluding July 4th) Monday-Thursday 

8:00am -12:00noon

LMS’ standards recovery is similar to traditional summer school. This program is designed to give current 7th and 8th grade students additional instructional time to acquire skills and knowledge and to demonstrate proficiency on grade-level standards.

LMS BOOT CAMp For incoming 7th graders

July 23-July 26 Monday-Thursday

8:00am -12:00noon

Designed for incoming seventh graders, LMS’ boot camp program is a one-week introduction to life at the middle school. This program will be less formal and more of a “pop in” model for students who are interested in seeing what LMS is all about.

For more information, please contact Patrick Stanton at

pstanton@lewistonpublicschools.org or call 207-795-4180


Community Summer Programs

Check out these amazing summer opportunities from our Community Partners! There is something for everyone! 

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ISKU FILAN Girls Summer Leadership Program

Longley Elementary School, 145 Birch Street, Lewiston, ME 04240

July 2-August 2, 2018 (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays)

The ISKU FILAN Girls Summer Leadership Program is open to girls entering grades 3-6 in Fall 2018 who attend Longley and Martel Elementary Schools. The program will meet at Longley School July 10-August 2 (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday) from 12:45-2:45pm following the Longley summer program.

Girls will learn the skills needed to become a strong, powerful girl in the Somali tradition. Skills will include how to be a good friend, how to care for themselves, and how to grow up strong in their identity. 

The weekly schedule also includes:

  • Tuesdays = local field trips and nature walks!
  • Wednesdays = learn sewing and make your own bati!
  • Thursdays = soccer and dance classes!

The program will end with a community celebration for girls and their families. The program is led by Fowsia Musse of Maine Community Integration with support from Patrick Gagnon (Mr. G) of Lewiston 21st Century

For more information, contact Fowsia Musse at 207-576-6329 or fowsiam@hotmail.com


4-H Community Central - Summer of Science

July 2 - August 22 in various locations

Elemenatry & High School Opportunties

4-H Community Central visits Lewiston programs to provide experiential hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math activities for kids grade 3-6.

Locations include Lewiston Housing - Hillview, McMahon Elementary, The Root Cellar, Boys and Girls Club, YWCA, and Tree Street Youth.

High School students serve as Teen Leaders, teaching and mentoring youth.


For more information, contact Laura Personette at  laura.personette@maine.edu or (207) 783-8539 ext. 16


“Sometimes people/kids think science is ‘ick’ and ‘boring’
but I say science is fun – even without explosions!”
— - Elementary Student
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Nature Week at Thorncrag

Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary, Lewiston, ME

Through hikes, games, crafts, interactive learning and a whole lot of fun, your child will gain an appreciation for nature and the outdoor world under the guidance of experienced naturalists. Students will learn about plants, rocks, birds, bugs, and ponds. This program meets at the Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary in Lewiston.

Choose from 1 of 2 weeks.

  • Session 1 |  July 16-20
  • Session 2  | July 23-27

The program is hosted by the Stanton Bird Club.

Cost is $25/week and scholarships are available. 

For more information, contact Penny Jessop or Jeri Maurer at jerigary@fairpoint.net or 207-782-5467

Lewiston Summer Fun & Films

This Fun and Films program has been presented in various locations throughout the city in order to engage as many community members as possible. All pre-movie activities, popcorn, water, and the featured film are provided free of charge. Our goal has always been to produce a family-friendly event that is fun, entertaining, and accessible for the entire community.

The average attendance has grown from 185 in 2016 to 330 in 2017. Let’s keep this momentum going!


For more information, contact Officer Joe Philippon at  jphilippon@lewistonmaine.gov or 207-513-3010


YMCA Kids Camp

Auburn-Lewiston YMCA | 62 Turner Street Auburn, ME 04240 

Mondays through Fridays, 6/21/18 - 8/24/18 

6 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Parents asked, and we listened: Y Kids Camp is back for children in grades K–5. Part of a nationwide initiative, Y Kids Camp aims to battle summer learning “backslide” so kids return to school ready to learn.

Y Kids Camp is based at the Y in Auburn and caters to curious kiddos, weaving STEM and literacy activities into daily games and weekly field trips. For the school age child that needs further help in their education goals, or for the prevention of summer literacy loss, the Y Kids Camp offers a great opportunity.

This camp is housed at the Y but incorporates field trips within the community, including a weekly trip to swim! Early education teachers, artists, coaches, and other professionals help to make each week unique and exciting.

Cost : Member $130 wk /Nonmember $140 wk  | Scholarships are available

For More information, contact Niel James at njames@alymca.org or 207-795-4095




Hala Lewiston! Girls Soccer

Simard-Payne Park/ LMS Field

06/25/2018- 07/20/2018  at 5pm

For Middle and High School Girls. Spend the summer learning soccer skills and advancing your game to the varsity level under the mentorship of an international women’s soccer player.

Teach soccer clinics to younger girls at Longley Elementary to help them build their skills and gain confidence.

Create and present recommendations to local organizations and city government about how to create a more supportive environment for girls’ soccer in Lewiston.

For more information, contact Natasha Khan at wfatima@gmail.com



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