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Winter School Vacation Week in the Camden-Rockland Region: February 15-23, 2020

Posted Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Rockland Harbor Park Ice Rink

Whether you’re looking for an indoor activity or ways to get out there to enjoy the winter in all its glory, this list will keep you and the kids busy during School Vacation Week. Some require pre-registration, so don't delay!

INDOOR ACTIVITIES

Bixby & Co., 1 Sea Street Place, Rockland. (207) 691-1778. Organic bean to bar chocolate; tastings and presentation. Open Monday-Saturday, 10am - 5pm, Sunday 12pm - 5pm.

 

Camden Conference - Friday through Sunday, Feb. 21-23. The 33rd annual Camden Conference explores The Media Revolution: Changing the World, live at the Camden Opera House; and live streamed at several other locations. FYI and tickets at www.camdenconference.org. (207) 236-1034

 

Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 21 Winter Street, Rockland. (207) 701-5005. Art Lab, February 17-20, Monday-Thursday, 2 – 4 pm. All ages. Free of charge!Making Time for Time: Drop-in for one or all four days to experience the introspective, meticulous, and expansive ways of making and thinking about the process of Time with a closer look at our current exhibition, Temporality. Experience time-lapse photography, site specific wall drawing, painting and collage. Each day will present an array of open-ended and contemplative prompts to dive into creative projects!

 

Coastal Children’s Museum, 75 Mechanic Street, Rockland. (207) 596-0300. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday to Saturday 10am-4pm. Sunday 1pm-4pm.

Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum Street, Rockland. (207) 596-6457. Art Camp for children ages 8 to 12, “Welcome to the Atelier!”, a week of diverse art exploration. Call for more information and to register.

Midcoast Recreation Center,535 West Street, Rockport. (207) 236-9400. Public ice-skating, Mon-Thurs, 12-3pm.  

Owls Head Transportation Museum, 117 Museum Street/Rt. 73, Owls Head. (207) 594-4418. February 17-21, 10am-12pm. Imagination Station. Drop by for hands-on activities for the youngest inventors, mechanics and history buffs in your family! Suggested Donation: $5 per family. Designed for ages 7-12 with an accompanying adult. Questions? Contact Rob at rv@ohtm.org or (207) 594-4418 ext. 145.

Paint it Shoreself, 435 Commercial Street, Rockport. (207) 542-0269. Come paint your own ceramic keepsake! Open studio workshop February 17-21, 1-4pm. Cost is $30/day/person. Work on a variety of different mediums and materials-clay, molds, wood, canvas, papier-mache; opportunity each day to use the potter’s wheel and hand-build a clay item, as well as enjoy the project of the day. RSVP space is limited. Walk ins if space.Book ahead with Cindy: paintitshoreselfpotteryshop@gmail.com or call/text (207) 542-0269.

PAWS Animal Adoption Center, 123 John Street, Camden. (207) 236-8702. PAWS Pals Animal Camp - February 17-21, 9 am to 12 pm daily. A humane education camp for young people, age 8 to 12, who want to discover ways to help the PAWS animals and also learn about pet safety, pet advocacy, and responsible pet ownership. There will also be plenty of animal time with the PAWS dogs and cats, as well as fun activities and crafts, too! Register today: https://form.jotform.com/200337271128144

Penobscot Bay YMCA, 116 Union Street, Rockport, (207) 236-3375. Day passes available. School Vacation Camp - February 17-21. Grades K-4. 8am-5:30pm. Participate in great camp activities such as swimming, arts & crafts, outdoor activities (weather dependent) as well as great seasonal adventures! Please provide your child with lunch & snacks, water bottle, swimsuit & towel, change of clothes as well as outdoor clothing. Call to register today! Registration closes on February 14th, space is limited.

PITCH, 2606 Camden Road, Warren. (207) 273-0042.

Monday: Open Gym + inflatables. 10am-5pm

Tuesday: Open Gym + inflatables. 10am-5pm

Wednesday: Field Hockey Tournament

Thursday:Youth Soccer Jamboree. Grades 1-4: 9:30-11am. Grades 5-6: 11am-12:30

Friday: Premier Tournament

Saturday: College Showcase for HS Boys

Sunday: College Showcase for HS Girls

 

Rockland Harbor YMCA, 12 Water Street, Rockland, (207) 593-8500. Day passes available.

Uncle Willy’s Candy Shoppe, 57 Bay View Street, Camden. (207) 230-2470. You can be a kid in a candy shop when you step inside Uncle Willy’s, featuring two floors of classic candy favorites and homemade chocolate confections.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Camden Snow Bowl/Ragged Mountain Recreation Area, 20 Barnestown Road, Camden. (207) 236-3438. Open for skiing every day 8am – 4pm.

 

Coastal Mountain Land Trust, 101 Mt. Battie Street, Camden. (207) 236-7091. Contact them for a list of hiking and snowshoeing trails in the area.

Georges River Land Trust, (207) 594-5166. Become a coyote family - for kids 6-12. In partnership with the Searsmont Town Library, and as part of their year-long Maine Outdoors program funded through the Maine Community Foundation, kids ages 6-12 join conservation biologist Geri Vistein in an outdoor learning experience to become coyotes. To participate you must register via email or phone at searsmont.town.library@gmail.com or (207 342-5549). (space is limited, but it is a free program). Children must be accompanied by an adult. Dress for winter play! Snow gear, hats and mitts, long johns, etc. Sponsored by Georges River Land Trust. 37 Main Street, Searsmont.

Rockland Public Ice-Skating Rink at Harbor Park. Open from dawn until 10pm. Bring your own skates and enjoy the beautiful harbor views! Free of charge.

Tanglewood and Blueberry Cove 4-H Camps, Vacation Camp - Tuesday, February 18 – Friday, February 21. 8:30 am-3:30 pm. Grades K-5. umaine.edu/tanglewood Call Patti at (207) 789-5868. Sign up before February 11.

 

This list has been compiled by the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce for your enjoyment.Information was correct at the time it was compiled, but things do change, so it’s always best to call ahead. Check our online events calendar for the most up to date listings: www.camdenrockland.com .