Compass Summer Program

This summer program is open to rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders in RSU1. Adult staff and RSU1 high school students work with up to 60 students, split into crews of 10 to 12 campers. Our programming fits well within the Whole Student Approach as well as expeditionary learning principles, centering on the student experience and leveraging each individual’s inherent strengths toward personal growth and development.  

We partner with our neighbors around the youth center, the City of Bath, the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust, and other forested and coastal preserves to use athletic fields, the Whiskeag Trail, and other outdoor areas. We also utilize our fleet of mountain bikes and onsite pump track. We partner with Six Rivers NEMBA, a local mountain biking community as well as Bath Cycle and Ski to ensure we’re offering safe and quality skill development to our students.  

We’re also excited to lean into student interests to pursue student-led projects that serve the community. Local service projects could include using introductory carpentry skills to make picnic tables and utilizing our kitchen and pantry to offer dinner for students and families who may benefit from it. 

2024 summer camp dates are July 15 - August 9, Mondays through Thursdays, 9 am to 2 pm. We take field trips every Thursday. Students are welcome to hang out in the teen center after 2 pm. 

FMI please contact the Summer Camp Director Aly Giroux at (207) 443-8750 or email

The 2024 Compass Summer Program is full and no longer accepting registrations. Thank you.

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Aly Giroux

Compass Program Manager

(207) 443 - 8750

About Aly

Aly Giroux is the Compass Program Manager at Midcoast Youth Center. All year long, she helps coordinate a variety of daily fun activities to keep our youth active, engaged, supported, and fed. 

5 things about Aly: 

  1. I have a dog named Walter.  
  2. My favorite color is yellow. 
  3. I was a teacher at Dike-Newell Elementary for many years. Maybe you were in my class!  
  4. My favorite genre of music is metal.  
  5. I love to go swimming.