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Summer in Maine is a season you have to experience to believe. Warm pine-scented days by the lake. A crisp hike up a mountainside. Strolling through Portland’s cobblestone streets. And then top it off with a lobster roll and a hazy IPA perched above the ocean.

We can’t imagine a better place to learn. This summer, our new normal is a beautiful Maine campus jam-packed with students, campers, outdoor activities, and community members new and old.

Check out our offerings below, and then make your plan to join us this summer at Saint Joe’s!

Stone Barn at Sebago Lake
students kayaking
pottery classes for the community

For Our Local Community

/ Community Events

We’re not just in the Lakes Region of Maine. We’re a part of it. Our focus on radical hospitality means that we’re always looking for ways to invite our neighbors over for fun, food, and fulfillment. Sunsets over the lake are pretty nice, too.

Stone Barn Community Suppers / July and August

Get to know the farmers and makers that produce the food we serve at the Stone Barn. Join us for a Community Supper under our tented courtyard, complete with a demonstration hosted by a local producer or expert. Share sparkling conversation over a grazing board, fresh bread, house made pickles, salad, a family style main course, and a fresh crumble or crisp.

/ Arts

UPDATE: These ceramics courses have been canceled. Those that have paid for the course will be refunded.

students at a STEM class
students play basketball
students in a field

For K-12

/ Summer Camps

Monks Athletics is a community of champions. When summer comes, we pass that spirit along through our fun and exciting sports camps. Come advance your skills with us by leaps and bounds… and lay-ups and sprints, too!

Basketball, volleyball, lacrosse, skills, high school prospects, strength and conditioning, track and field, baseball, and soccer.

/ High Schoolers

Are you a high school student looking to take an early step into college life? Our Jumpstart program offers courses that will point you in the right direction. (And when class is done, you can also take steps into beautiful Sebago Lake.)

  Maymester, May 15- June 26

Courses offered:

    • EH 221: Stephen King
    • PH 219: Ethics & The Good Society
    • HPS 421: The History of Crime & Punishment
    • TH 309: Biomedical Ethics
    • MK 500: Strategic Marketing

Nursing professor helps online nursing student with suturing
Students in front of Alfond Hall
SJC students jump off the dock

For Current Saint Joe's Students

/ Campus Students

Current SJC residential students can fulfill their credit requirements in our Maymester program - or take an additional course while enjoying our campus in bloom before finishing up online.

Maymester, May 15 - June 26

Courses offered:

    • EH 221: Stephen King (Galgan)
    • PH 219: Ethics & The Good Society (Thibault)
    • HPS 421: The History of Crime & Punishment (Brooker)
    • TH 309: Biomedical Ethics (Morgan)
    • MK 500: Strategic Marketing (Kenneally)

Summer Employment

Search through job opportunities on campus this summer.


/ Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Advance Your AP Teaching Career. Teacher Training Courses for AP Instructors are designed for new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers to enhance their practice of teaching AP courses. Our Institute is instructed by College Board certified AP consultants. Two sessions are offered this summer!

Online Session, June 26 – June 30

Courses offered:

    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • English Language & Composition
    • English Literature & Composition
    • Environmental Science
    • Economics
    • European History
    • French Language
    • U.S. Government & Politics
    • U.S. History
    • World History: Modern Global

On Campus Session, July 24 – July 28

Courses offered:

    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Computer Science Principles
    • English Language & Composition
    • English Literature & Composition
    • Economics (Macro & Micro Combo)
    • Psychology
    • Spanish Language
    • Statistics
    • U.S. History

Need help?

  • Questions regarding academic programs?
    Email Dale Brooker at
  • Questions regarding Community Events?
    Email Event Services at
  • Interested in hosting your summer program, conference, camp, or training on our campus?
    Email Event Services at
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About Saint Joe’s

Saint Joseph’s College of Maine is where community grows – on campus, online, and around the world. Since its founding in 1912 by the Sisters of Mercy, the College has transformed learners into leaders who sustain their communities. Our mix of classroom, experiential, and professional learning offers immersive career readiness on a liberal arts foundation.

The College is located on 474 idyllic acres overlooking Sebago Lake, one of Maine’s most beautiful spots and a popular four-season recreation area. A critical community resource for the Lakes Region of Maine, our campus is easily navigated on foot. Scenic paths connect campus buildings to a forest trail system and our own private sandy beach. Come for a walk, and stay for the panoramic view of the lake with the White Mountains as a backdrop on the horizon.

In the other direction, coastal Portland is only  20 miles to the southeast of Saint Joe's. Just one hour north of Portsmouth and two hours from Boston, Portland is a foodie haven known for incorporating the best of Maine's farms and waters. It was recently named the #1 Ranked Food City in America.