School Vacation Programs

Lincoln Academy dormitories are closed for three school vacations during the 2018/2019 school year:

  • Christmas Break:  December 20 – January 2, 2019
  • Winter Break:  February 16 – February 24, 2019
  • Spring Break:  April 13 – April 21, 2019

Click here to view the Approved Travel Dates for the 2018/2019 school year.

While Lincoln Academy’s dorms are closed during Christmas, February and April breaks, we strongly encourage students to explore homestay opportunities with local families, travel with their families, or a camp experience at our local partner Kieve-Wavus. Please choose one of the following options for your student as soon as possible, before space runs out. 

Contact Sarah Kennedy in the Resident Life Office with any questions or to complete your child’s registration: kennedy@lincolnacademy.org 

Spring Vacation – Dorms are closed from April 13- 21, 2019

The dorms will be closed during this week, and many students plan to travel home, take part in Spring Break Camp or explore the US with their families.

Canoeing with Kieve-Wavus on Damariscotta Lake.

Spring Break Camp at Kieve-Wavus:  Students who would like to stay in the local area may consider taking part in Spring Camp at Kieve-Wavus Leadership School located on beautiful Damariscotta Lake in Jefferson, Maine.  Students will join their friends for a week of exploration of the outdoors and local attractions. Activities may include boating, hikes, archery, rock climbing and relaxing by the fire.  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 Spring Camp is $950.  Space is limited, so sign up early!

Register Online – Space is Limited!
To register for Lincoln Academy’s Vacation Programs, please contact Sarah Kennedy in the Resident Life Office.
Email: kennedy@lincolnacademy.org
Phone: (207) 563-3596 ext. 223

Looking ahead to the 2019/2020 school year:

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Thanksgiving celebration

Students celebrating Thanksgiving at Camp Wavus.

Thanksgiving Vacation: November 23-December 1, 2019  

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. 

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. Students can choose a friend to spend the day with and allow us to choose the family, or students can make their own connections and let us know in advance of their plans.

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! 

Click here if your family would like to apply to host a student at your home for the Thanksgiving Holiday Meal. 

Photos from previous years

Students from Spain and Rwanda visit with the Abbott family at their home.

December Vacation: December 21, 2019 – January 5, 2020 

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.

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. During the homestay, students take part in day-to-day activities alongside their hosts, share in meals, excursions and are immersed in 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 $650 ($50 per night).

Winter Camp is hosted by our partner Kieve-Wavus at their beautiful facility on Damariscotta Lake.

February Vacation: February 15-23, 2020

The Dorms will be closed for February Vacation.  Students plan to travel home during this time, take part in Winter Camp at Kieve-Wavus or explore the US with their families.

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 $950.  Space is limited, so sign up early!

Group kayak trip with Kieve-Wavus in Bremen, Maine.

April Vacation: February 18-26, 2020

The Dorms will be closed for April Vacation.  Students plan to travel home during this time, take part in Winter Camp at Kieve-Wavus or explore the US with their families.

April College Tour:  Visit Washington DC, Philadelphia, Annapolis and Boston on this 8-day tour. Sight seeing and college visits may include Drexel, Loyola, American, Villanova and Georgetown Universities, the National Mall and DC Monuments, the Liberty Bell, Smithsonian and more. Includes meals, transportation, activities and lodging. Final pricing dependent on number of participants, estimated at $1,000 per person.

Spring Camp at Kieve-Wavus: Students who would like to stay in the local area may consider taking part in Spring Camp at Kieve-Wavus Leadership School located on beautiful Damariscotta Lake in Jefferson, Maine.  Students will join their friends for a week of exploration of the outdoors and local attractions. Activities may include boating, hikes, archery, rock climbing and relaxing by the fire.  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 Spring Camp is $950.  Space is limited, so sign up early!