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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!

Local Community
Ages K-12
Current students
Stone Barn at Sebago Lake
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For Our Local Community

/ Community Workshops

We like to say that Saint Joe’s is where community grows. Our summer workshops offer you the chance to experience this special community for yourself, while learning valuable skills at the same time. Come grow with us!

Beekeeping 101 / June 4

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/ 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.

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Yoga with Samantha down at the lake / Tuesdays

A 6-week summer series on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. down at our lakefront. We'll focus on strength and challenging parts of the body. Each week develop more mobility in your muscles. We'll focus on legs, arms, core strength, balance, flexibility, and mindfulness. The price for community is $5 per class. SJC faculty, staff, and students are free.

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Sebago Triathlon / June 12

Sprint and Olympic distances race on beautiful Sebago Lake, the Sebago Lake Triathlon offers the premiere Maine race weekend. From the swim on the clean, clear water of Sebago Lake to the challenging bike course on country roads and run on trails across Saint Joseph’s College, the Sebago Lake Triathlon promises you safe scenic races, great post race barbecue, professional announcer and music and more!

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Trek Across Maine / June 17-19

Enjoy the 38th annual Trek Across Maine on Father’s Day weekend. Explore new neighborhoods and landmarks, such as Thomas Point Beach & Campground, and Saint Joseph’s College, while continuing to enjoy some of the best parts of your Trek Across Maine experience.

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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!

Girls Basketball Team Camp  / July 8-10

Got ball? Up your skills at this weekend camp, which includes t-shirts for players, board-certified officials, and each team is guaranteed 5 games. Housing and meals can be provided for additional cost.

  Track and Field  / July 5-9

Run, throw, and jump your way through early July! Explore a variety of track and field events on our cutting edge turf field and new throwing areas.

  Boys Lacrosse  / June 20-23

Learn technical and tactical skill development, uptempo drills, small sided/full field games and enjoy a swim at our beach on Sebago Lake with certified lifeguards included.

  Volleyball Prospect  / July 17

An Elite Level Prospect Camp intended for strong players in high school who are focused on playing college volleyball at a competitive level. This is not a good fit for beginners.

  Girls Volleyball  / July 18-21

This day camp is intended for girls entering 9-12 grade (or 8th graders with significant volleyball experience) who are either current varsity players, or serious about improving to make a varsity level team. This is not a good fit for true beginners.

  Strength & Conditioning Camp  / June 13 - July 1 or July 18 - August 5

This day camp is intended for ages 12-16 who learn the benefits of strength training, be coached on proper etiquette, technique, and safety in the weight room, and learn healthy habits they can use for a lifetime.

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/ 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.)

  STEM-100: Teaching in High Needs Schools  /  May 22-27

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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 16 - June 17

Courses offered:

    • Strategic Marketing
    • Leadership & Lifelong Learning
    • Elementary Statistics
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Summer Employment

Search through job opportunities on campus this summer.

Jobs

Need help?

  • Questions regarding academic programs?
    Email Dale Brooker at dbrooker@sjcme.edu.
  • Questions regarding Community Events?
    Email Event Services at events@sjcme.edu.
  • Interested in hosting your summer program, conference, camp, or training on our campus?
    Email Event Services at events@sjcme.edu.
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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.