School Vacation Programs
Lincoln Academy dormitories are closed for three school vacations in December, February, and April each year.
- December Vacation: December 17, 2022 – January 2, 2023
- February Vacation: February 18 – February 26, 2023
- April Vacation: April 15 – April 23, 2023
While Lincoln Academy’s dorms are closed during December, February and April breaks, we strongly encourage students to travel with their families or try a camp experience at our local partner Kieve-Wavus. We also offer a limited number of homestay experiences each year. Space is limited, so please register your student as soon as possible.
Contact Sarah Kennedy in the Resident Life Office with any questions or to complete your child’s registration: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanksgiving Vacation – November 2022
Dorms remain open. Students have the opportunity to enjoy this special holiday meal with a local host family and we travel to Camp Kieve for a celebratory dinner.
Students gather with friends for a Thanksgiving Meal.
Thanksgiving Holiday Meal: Spend this traditional American holiday with a local family, and enjoy a hearty meal with their friends and family. A true cultural immersion!
Spend the Wednesday before Thanksgiving at Kieve-Wavus and enjoy a traditional meal with their fellow boarders. All students staying on campus will experience this tradition- No need to apply!
Photos from previous years
The Dorms will be closed for December Vacation. Students plan to travel home during this time, take part in a homestay or explore the US with their families.
Students enjoying winter in Maine.
Homestay: If a student is unable to travel home for all or part of the December Vacation, we offer a limited number of homestay placements with trusted families in the local community. These homestays are typically reserved for students with winter athletic team commitments. During the homestay, students take part in day-to-day activities alongside their hosts, share in meals, excursions, and are immersed in the English language and American culture. December Break is also a unique opportunity to share in special holiday traditions and festivities. Students are typically placed in pairs and host families receive a stipend to offset the expense of room, board, and transportation for the students during the school vacation. The fee for the homestay program over the two-week December Vacation is $975 ($65 per night).
The dorms will be closed during this week, and many students plan to travel home, take part in Winter Break Camp or explore the US with their families.
Students who participate in Winter Camp at Kieve-Wavus during February break try a wide range of fun winter sports including curling (shown here), skiing, ice hockey and ice fishing.
Winter Camp at Kieve-Wavus: Students who would like to stay in the local area may consider taking part in Winter Camp at Kieve-Wavus Leadership School located on beautiful Damariscotta Lake in Jefferson, Maine. Students will join their friends for a week of winter exploration of the outdoors and local attractions. Snowshoeing, skiing, skating, tobogganing, relaxing by the fire, hot cocoa and art museums. During this break, participating students will have an opportunity to tour Maine colleges including Bowdoin and there will be support with language study and academics. Kieve-Wavus’ caring staff will give your student a wonderful experience to remember. The program fee for winter camp is $1000. Space is limited, so sign up early!
The dorms will be closed during this week. For students unable to travel home over April Vacation, they may opt to join the Cordero Family on a special trip to the DC Area. The US capitol is especially beautiful in the springtime and the group will enjoy national museums, shopping, free time, shared meals, and relaxation at a vacation home near the city.
Program Fee: $850 per person
A deposit of $200 is required to hold your space. A balance payment of $650 is due no later than February 15.
This trip is limited to 8-11 participants – Register now to reserve your space. Pricing is based on shared rooms and final arrangements will depend on the total number of participants.
Pricing includes meals, transportation, shared accommodations, and group activities. Students should bring their own spending money for personal expenses.