Spend your Summer with Riverview! Camp is now being offered at BOTH locations!

Since 1991, Riverview has brought learning, nature and fun into the lives of thousands of Maine kids during summer & vacation camps.

Whether you join us for 1 week or 9, each themed camp week offers swimming, hiking, martial arts, outdoor play, education, arts & crafts, and lots of adventure! Each day brings a dynamic blend of activity. life-skills education, leadership training, reading and relaxation/reflection time offered at a pace where campers have the opportunity to make new friends, enjoy their summer and work cooperatively together.

Summer Camp Topsham: Join us for a summer of nature based programming and exploration on our 164 acres of land, including 3.4 miles of hiking trails, 3 campsites, open fields and an abundance of diverse ecosystems!

Summer Camp Sopo: 2017 marks our first year of offering camps in our brand new custom built facility in the heart of South Portland. With the convenience of easy drop off and pickup right next to the Casco-Bay Bridge, a 5,000 sq/ft air conditioned home base, and being centrally located to explore many of Southern Maine’s natural treasures we stand excited to bring our day camps to Southern Maine.

Mix and Match from our 9 specialty themed weeks! Summer 2017

Summer SPLASH Camp Kick Off!

WEEK 1: June 26 – 30

Celebrate – SUMMERS here! Break out the swimsuit and towel – prepare to get wet! School’s out, summer’s in, so drop the clock and let the fun begin! Kick the week off with a giant water slide, slip and slide races, and hop on the bus for a splash and play adventure! This is a week you won’t want to miss!

Stars & Stripes

Week 2: July 3 – 7
(No camp on Tuesday July 4th)

Let your freedom soar! Show your pride and celebrate America’s Birthday with apple pie, picnics, and American flags galore! Strut your best red, white and blue this week as we uncover historic gems and connect to our American heritage through storytelling, and charades by the campfire. Special field trip to Aquaboggan to celebrate!

Walk on the Wild Side

Week 3: July 10 – 14

Hang with the animals and stars from the hit TV show Yankee Jungle! With domestic, exotic, and wild animals from around the world, check out a real working farm in Mount Vernon! At DEW Animal Haven you can romp like a bear, run with the wolves, and prance with the peacocks! Then, we’ll head down the road to cool off at a classic Maine swimming hole. Campers are invited to swim, splash, relax, read, draw, and game. Prerequisites: love of animals, willingness to have fun, and the ability to be wild!

S’mores, Snores & More

WEEK 4: July 17 – 21

(Includes Camp with your Kids 4pm Saturday, July 22 – 9am Sunday)
Nuzzle into your campsite and try your hand at shelter building, fire safety, knot tying, and campfire cooking. Bring your hiking boots, and grab your map and compass because we’re hitting the trails to uncover a few surprises. Attention parents: Pack your sleeping bags and join your kids on the 22nd for a family camping overnight. Together, you’ll learn the skills of campfire etiquette, safe camp set up, and enjoy an evening under the stars.

Kung Fu Kapow!

WEEK 5: July 24 – 28

Spin, slash, and strike into action with martial art kicks and strikes! Learn, practice, and apply new skills to unleash your inner Kung Fu spirit. From crouching tigers to hidden dragons, students will explore animal postures, and try some fire, water, air, and earth movement as we connect to the root of martial arts! No prior experience required

Beach Blast

WEEK 6: July 30 – August 4

Let’s bring the party to the beach, soak up some summertime fun, and start the week building sand castles, exploring tidal pools, and collecting treasures from the sea! Then, we’ll hit the trails and hike into nature for fireside crafts, field games, and chilling with friends!

Ocean Commotion

WEEK 7: August 7 – 11

Dive in campers and discover the mysterious underwater world right here on the coast of Maine! Study unique sea animals, investigate salt marsh ecosystems, and enjoy a visit from the Gulf of Maine Research Institute to explore what lies within our ocean and coastline. From art projects, to games and outdoor activities, this ocean adventure has something to make every camper smile.

Sky Dancing

WEEK 8: August 14 – 18

(Includes Camp with your Kids 4pm Saturday, August 19 – 9am Sunday)
Fly high with Riverview and spend the week in the clouds! Discover ancient legends of Korean kite fighting, and watch eagles and osprey soar in their natural habitat. Gliders, model airplanes, choppers, and remote controls will fill this week and spread our wings.
Attention parents: Join us for a special camping overnight on the 19th and enjoy an evening of stargazing—we’ll learn constellation names, myths and legends.


WEEK 9: August 21 – 25

Test your abilities as we gear up for wet and wild water sliding and pony races! Super soakers, sumo suits and sunshine bliss will close out this summer in style. So, bring a friend and create summer camp memories for a lifetime!

Mix and match your best summer ever!

Register for Topsham


Register for South Portland


Weekly Core activities include:

  • Cultural Arts & Crafts
  • Martial arts
  • Nature hikes
  • Swimming
  • Environmental studies
  • Teamwork activities
  • Weekly field trips
  • Independent reading/writing/drawing


$210 for current Martial Art and After-school students
$230 non students
$210 for siblings of ALL campers
Download 2017 camp information packet

Arrivals & Departures

In Topsham, arrivals and departures take place in the Riverview parking lot at 610 Augusta Road. In South Portland, In Topsham, arrivals and departures take place in the Riverview parking lot at 682 Broadway. Riverview staff are on hand at both locations to assure the safety of your child and assist with any questions you may have.

Camp Arrival: 8:00am–9:00am daily
Camp Departure: 5:00pm–5:45pm daily


Email: RMAtopsham@riverviewmartialarts.org
Phone: (207) 729-7399

Email: RMAsopo@riverviewmartialarts.org
Phone: (207) 799-1814

A Sample Day of Camp

8:00–9:30 Morning drop-off, quiet games & activities
9:30–9:45 Circle up & daily orientation
9:45–10:00 Morning snack
10:00–11:00 Martial arts class
11:00–12:00 Nature exploration
12:00–12:30 Lunch
12:30–1:00 Quiet time, reading, or individual activity
1:00–2:30 Afternoon block #1: (example, swimming)
2:30–2:45 Afternoon snack
2:45–4:30 Afternoon block #2: (example, craft time)
4:30–4:45 End of day closing circle
4:45–5:00 Campers pack up
5:00–5:45 Parent pick up, quiet activities or movie

Gear List

Please pack your child with the following gear, and refrain from bringing games, electronics, phones, or other valuable items. To ensure that all campers return home with their belongings, we ask that clothing and gear be clearly labeled. Thank you!

  • Extra: socks, T-shirt, sneakers, long sleeve shirt, pants
  • Warm layer
  • Rain gear
  • Hat for sun
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Water bottle
  • Towel
  • 1-2 Plastic trash bags (to carry wet clothing)
  • Snack
  • Lunch