School Vacation Programs

Lincoln Academy dormitories are closed for three school vacations in December, February, and April each year.

  • Holiday Vacation:  December 18, 2021 – January 2, 2022
  • Winter Vacation: February 19 – February 27, 2022
  • Spring Vacation:  April 16 – April 24, 2022

While Lincoln Academy’s dorms are closed during December, 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 

April Vacation

The dorms will be closed during this week. For students unable to travel home over April Vacation, they may opt to join the Abbott Family on a special trip to Myrtle Beach in South Carolina.

sandy beach

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Myrtle Beach is Sixty miles of soft sandy beach, entertainment and attractions for everyone. (Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Amber E. N. Jacobs)

Myrtle Beach with The Abbott Family:  Join the Abbott Family on an adventure on the South Carolina coast over Spring Break. Live beachside in a luxury condo, cook family-style meals, relax in multiple pools, on the beach, and enjoy the many exciting things to do outdoors in the warm south coast sunshine. The Abbotts will be driving a school van from Maine to South Carolina (15-hour drive).

Program Fee:  Costs vary based on enrollment, with 12 participants, the cost is $765, with 9 participants, the cost will be $1020.

Reserve your space:  $200 deposit required and reservation deadline is February 15.

Students are responsible for any damages to the rental unit and their emergency account will be charged accordingly. Trip Cost includes van rental, fuel, condo, group food – additional costs, eating out, activities, shopping – recommend $25-50 per day.  Pay as you go activities examples: beach fun, parasailing, go-karts, mini-golf, lots of shopping centers, climbing courses, fishing, botanical gardens, pools, and hot tubs, amusement parks.

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There may be a limited number of homestay opportunities.  Homestays are typically reserved for students with athletic team commitments.

Freshman Jenna Leeman (L) and her family hosted Katherine

Homestay:  If a student is unable to travel home for all or part of the April 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.  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.  Students interested in Homestay Opportunites should contact Sarah Kennedy in the Res Life Office.

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. 

Thanksgiving with Friends

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

December Vacation

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.

Winter Skating Friends

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 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).

February Vacation

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.

curling

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 $850.  Space is limited, so sign up early!

Looking ahead:

dogsledding

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

December Vacation

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 $975 ($65 per night).

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

February Vacation

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 $800.  Space is limited, so sign up early!

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

April Vacation

The Dorms will be closed for April Vacation.  Students plan to travel home during this time.  There is a special opportunity to travel to Myrtle Beach with The Abbott Family, limited to 15 participants.  There may be a limited number of homestay opportunities over April Break, preference is given to students with athletic commitments.  

Thanksgiving celebration

Students celebrating Thanksgiving at Camp Wavus.

Thanksgiving Vacation

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

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