Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Sixth Graders

The sixth graders would like to thank everyone who donated to the Water for South Sudan fundraiser! We held this fundraiser to raise money for a new drill that would go to a village in Africa to drill wells. We had a successful few weeks of fundraising, and we raised a lot with a grand total of $231. We are very grateful, and as we liked to say, every penny did count!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Lincoln Academy's HOUR OF CODE

This activity is fun!   HOUR OF CODE CELEBRATION WED DEC 7

Wednesday, December 7 at Lincoln Academy.   Open to the public.   2 time offerings:  3:30-5pm or 5-7pm.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

YMCA Holiday Tree

It’s getting to be that time of year again! The holiday season is upon us, and this year the Central Lincoln County YMCA is partnering with local schools and organizations to help families in our community who might need a little extra assistance this Christmas. We are hoping to help spread the word and encourage families who could use some support putting presents under the tree to take part in the YMCA’s Holiday Tree of Giving’s simple!

You can find a one page application in the NCS lobby, at the YMCA, and at other community buildings, or contact me to have one sent through email or regular mail. In this application you fill out information that will help provide each child in your family with up to 4 gifts (2 wants and 2 needs). The YMCA will have these gift requests anonymously hanging as an “ornament” on a tree in their lobby for community members and organizations to take, fulfill and return to the YMCA. Once returned, the YMCA will contact you directly.

All applications to participate in this program will be kept confidential and can be returned to the school or the YMCA. The application deadline is November 29th.

Families who are looking to contribute and help fulfill wishes are encouraged to visit the YMCA lobby for ornaments from the Tree of Giving.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Announcing--New Program at YMCA--STAY & PLAY!

DRA Jr. Naturalist Programs for area kids

Damariscotta River Association Fall Programs for Kids and Families
Jr. Naturalist After-School Program (Grades 1-5) Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:15 - 5:00 p.m., one month sessions.
Inquiry-based, hands-on learning in a safe outdoor environment. DRA Great Salt Bay Farm is on bus route from local elementary schools and close to Route 1. Health forms are on the website.
Fee: $55/$50 members at “Mussel” level or above. Scholarships available. Call DRA to register.
November  - How Animals Prepare for Winter: Explore the outdoors for signs of how animals prepare for winter. Play games inspired by nature.
January - Forests in Winter: Search for animal dens, build shelters, explore forests.
February - Winter Wonderland: Go snowshoeing, dogsledding and explore a winter wonderland!

Frogs and Pollywogs  For preschoolers (ages 2-5) and their parents/guardians. Hike always included.
These classes are held 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. the third Friday of each month. Prepay for five classes and get a sixth class free. Fee: $3.00/child. Call DRA to register.
November 18 - Turkey Tails and Tales: Search for turkeys and other birds with a naturalist.
December 16 - White Tailed Deer: Touch a deer skull and look for deer signs on the trail.

SPECIAL PROGRAM: Wabanaki Birch Bark Canoe Building
Thursday, November 17, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Lincoln Academy in the ATEC building
Watch the crafting of a birch bark canoe during its construction. Learn about the process from David Moses Bridges and Steve Cayard, who will present a short visual presentation and then show participants the current project. Opportunities to participate. Everyone welcome.
 Fee: $5 per family/members free. Limited space. Call DRA to register.
All programs meet at the DRA Great Salt Bay Farm Heritage Center (110 Belvedere Road) unless otherwise indicated.

P.O. Box 333
Damariscotta, ME 04543

Monday, June 6, 2016

Summer Basketball Camp

Babysitters Training Course being offered

DAMARISCOTTA— Learn the skills and techniques necessary to be a responsible, competent and fun babysitter in a one-day class offered by Central Lincoln County Adult Education on Wednesday, June 22.
This Red Cross course, designed for students ages 11-14, will cover such topics as: 
  • child care essentials
  • the proper response and handling of emergency situations
  • behavior management, safety for the sitter
  • babysitting as a business. 

Students should bring a lunch and a snack. However, they should not bring any electronics or phones. A certificate is issued upon successful completion of the course.

The class will be held at Lincoln County Healthcare Education Center located at 66 Chapman Street, in Damariscotta on Wednesday, June 22 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. The cost of the course is $44 if you register online and use promo code EARLYBIRD by June 15 and $49 for all other registrations. There are only a couple of slots left, so register today to ensure your child’s place in the class and to save!

You may register by calling CLC Adult Ed at 563-2811, email, visit our website at, or stop by the CLC Adult Education office in the Pine Grove Plaza (at the intersection of Route 1 and Business Route 1 in Damariscotta).

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

SCHOLARSHIPS for STEM Camps (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)

Financial Aid Available for STEM Camps

“Need-Based” Scholarships for STEM Summer Camp

If your child is enrolled or interested in attending a STEM camp in Maine this summer, financial aid may be available to help you pay camp fees.

This summer, the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance’s [MMSA] STEM Guides Project is offering financial aid for income eligible children to attend a STEM daycamp or overnight camp in Maine. Award amounts can reach up to $200 for daycamps and up to $500 for overnight camps.

Children, ages 10 to 18, who are eligible to receive Free and Reduced lunch support or Maine Care (or whose family is facing equivalent financial hardship) may apply if they live year round in one of MMSA’s four “STEM Guide Hubs.”  In midcoast Maine, the STEM Guide Hub includes the towns of  Alna, Bremen, Bristol, Damariscotta, Jefferson, Newcastle, Nobleboro, South Bristol and Whitefield.

In Maine there are numerous camps that enable kids to explore ideas or skills related the sciences, math, technology or engineering.  They give kids the chance to engage in and enjoy learning about topics such as: computer coding, cooking, transportation design, health care, nature study, astronomy, robotics, geographic information systems, photography, aviation, boatbuilding, agriculture, gardening, auto mechanics, space travel and much, much more. To search for camps, visit MMSA’s STEM Resource Bank at: or contact your local STEM Guide, Lynn Farrin and 207.592.8927

To ensure consideration, please apply for this scholarship by May 27, 2016.  Applications received after this date will only be considered if funds remain following the distribution of initial awards. Applications can be completed and submitted online at:  For printable applications and more information, please contact your local STEM Guide. Paper copies of applications may also be found at most of the schools and public libraries in your STEM Guide hub.

MMSA’s STEM Guides Project is funded by a five-year grant from the National Science Foundation to increase out-of-school access to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) opportunities in rural areas.  For more information about the STEM Guides Project contact your local STEM Guide, visit your local STEM Guide Hub Facebook page at: or go to:

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Hooked on Fishing Youth Event

Spring and Summer Opportunities for Kids

2016 OceansWide Summer Programs, an opportunity for middle school age students:

2016 OceansWide Summer Programs is located in the heart of Acadia National Park (on the quieter side at the Schoodic Institute--SERC Campus).  The camps being offered for middle school students this year are Marine Technology and Science and Ornithology, Mountains to the Sea. At different times. SCUBA Science and Marine Technology and Science are also offered to high school and college age students.   

With a newly renovated facility with classrooms, state-of-the-art labs, bunkhouse, log cabin dining commons, and more, OceansWide Summer Programs offer a unique experience for students interested in marine technology and science.   If you want more information, visit

YMCA announces Summer Adventure Camps for ages 9-15

The CLC YMCA and the Boothbay Region YMCA will hot 8 weeks of Adventure Camp this summer for ages 9-15. Campers can choose 1 week or the whole summer! Exploreres (ages 9-14) will enjoy one overnight trip per week and Navigators (ages 12-15) will enjoy 2 or more overnight trips per week. Camps are limited to 12 campers per week, so early registration is recommended. Scholarships are available for all summer camps but must be submitted by May 27th.

  • EXPLORERS SURVIVOR July 5-8 & August 22-26 This camp is designed for kids who like a challenge and adventure. Campers will learn cooperative games, team building and basic survival skills. The goal of this camp is to show leadership and build positive thinking skills. There will be an overnight at Camp K and the week will include time at the ropes course at the Y Baldwin Adventure Center as well as other local areas for skill building.
  • AQUA ADVENTURE July 18-22 ~ This camp will focus on having a blast in the water and exploring some of the incredible wildlife in Maine. Aquaboggan, Maine Wildlife Park, DEW Haven and ocean swimming holes will be visited for a combo week of excitement.
  • LIGHTHOUSE & BEACH EXPLORATION August 8-12 ~ A true adventure will take place during this camp when campers visit Burnt Island, Reid State Park, Rockland Breakwater and have an overnight at Camden Hills State Park on Thursday. A week of fun in the sun exploring lighthouses and beaches in the Midcoast of Maine!!
  • NAVIGATORS BAXTER AND BEYOND July 11-15 ~ Campers will explore the northern woods of Maine during this camp geared around hiking, swimming, and enjoying nature with a visit to Baxter State Park, the true beauty of Maine can be spent with no electricity, running water or cell phone service. This is the best wilderness experience!
  • WHITE WATER RAFTING July 25-29 ~ Brave the rapids of the Kennebec River during this action packed week! Campers will begin their adventure at Camp K where they practice paddling skills, experience team building skills at our Y Baldwin Adventure Center and swimming in Knickerbocker Lake. Wednesday morning, campers head north to set up tents and enjoy a meal prepared by Magic Falls Rafting ( Thursday and Friday will be spent rafting along with a BBQ and sharing river stories before heading back to Boothbay.
  • ISLAND NAVIGATOR August 1-5 ~ Campers will explore the rocky coastline of Maine with a visit to Squirrel Island, Monhegan Island and Burnt Island to name a few! There will be two overnights on Wednesday and Thursday, before returning to Camp K on Friday. 
  • COASTAL NAVIGATOR August 15-19 ~ Camper who love the Ocean will explore Boothbay Harbor for a paddle board cruise, canoe to Spectacle Island for an overnight, then onto Powderhorn for a night’s excursion. Campfire stories will be told!
To register online for this camp, please visit your home Y’s website - or Questions about camp registration or scholarships can be directed to the Camp Registrar at

Friday, April 15, 2016

Summer Camp Information

Opportunity for grades 5-8 STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math)

Y Teen Center: Build a Sun-Powered Car!

Catch the rays of spring sunshine and put them to work powering a model car!

Form a team (2-4 people) and join STEM guide Lynn Farrin at the Y's Teen Center to design, build and eventually race model cars using solar power.

Each Tuesday beginning April 26, the YMC's Teen Center will be TRANSFORMED into a hands-on workshop space where teams will have the use of tools, art supplies, and other materials to design and build their vehicles.

The Teen Center will provide the solar panels and motor--you provide the innovation!

This program is open to all area 5th -8th grade teams and there is no cost or pre-registration.  The program is open to all area 5th -8th grade teams and there is no cost or preregistration required. Form a team and come to as many drop in work sessions as you can. Sessions run from 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Tuesdays, April 26 through June 7. Two cars from CLC will be eligible to race their cars at the Junior Solar Sprint statewide meet at Owls Head on Saturday, June 11. FMI contact Lynn Farrin, or 207.592.8927 or through the CLC STEM Guides Facebook page. 

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Little League Softball Clinic for Grades 1-4

for Nobleboro students in Grades 1-4

Develop your hitting, fielding, catching, and pitching skills!!!

Time:  9-10:30 am
Sunday, February 14
@ Nobleboro Central School

(Sponsored by Lincoln Little League)

Monday, January 4, 2016