Travel & Education Opportunities

PARTNERS in ISLAND EDUCATION:  Travel & Education Scholarships For Vinalhaven Middle and High School Students

Thinking about traveling or attending a summer program? PIE can help!

PIE Scholarships are available for up to $2500 per high school student, and $1500 per middle school student, to help defray the cost of programs and related expenses.

Since 2013, PIE has awarded 31 scholarships to students in middle and high school. Below are some of the programs Vinalhaven students have already attended, as well as some recommendations. There are many more out there – take a look! Then, apply for a PIE scholarship.

Deadlines for 2022-23: December 15th and May 15th

For more information: see Allie Heckerd at VHS, allie.heckerd@vinalhavenschool; PIE on Facebook; PartnersinIslandEducation [at] gmail [dot] com, or PIE website:   For more information on camps in Maine:

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Name of Programs Locations Links/General Info
Bold Earth – Teen Adventure Travel: Costa Rica Active Worldwide travel programs for teens to various locations

For grades 7-12

Cost: varies based on location and length ($$$)

Camp Mechuwana Musical Theater Winthrop, ME

Gr. 4-HS; 1-week camps; $475 ($)

Chewonki Outdoors Camp for Girls Wiscasset, ME

Ages 8-15, 10-days and 3 weeks $3500-$6600 ($$$)

Chewonki Outdoors Camp for Boys Wiscasset, ME

Ages 8-15, 10-days and 3 weeks $3500-$6600 ($$$)

Future Leader Camp Norwich University, Norwich, VT

Military-style 2-week camp for high school Cost: $1975 ($)

Global Leadership Adventures Worldwide travel, service and theme- based programs

10-16-day programs for ages 14-18

Cost: $3000-6000 ($$$)

Hidden Valley Camp Freedom, ME Arts & Outdoors

4-and 8-weeks for ages 8-14; teen program 14-16 Cost: 4 wks, $6750 ($$)

Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership Programs in ecology, marine bio and sustainability

7 – 14-day programs for grades 7-8 and 9-12

Cost: $1500-2600 ($$) HICSL scholarships available

International Volunteer Headquarters Worldwide volunteer opportunities

For high school and older Cost: varies based on location and length of time ($$)T&E recipient went to Guatemala

Maine Academy of Modern Music 1-week overnight camp-UME Machias

Ages: 11-18; Cost: $1200 ($$)

Maine Arts Camp: visual arts, theater, music, dance, photo Thomas College, Waterville, ME

Ages 9-16; 2-week camps for girls and boys Cost: $3,940 ($$)

Maine College of Art Pre-College program Portland, ME

3-week program for high school students

Cost: $3750 ($$)

Maine School of Science & Mathematics Summer Camp Limestone, ME

One and two-week programs for girls and boys, ages 10-13 and 11-14

Cost: $750/week ($)

Maine Summer Youth Music Camps University of Maine, Orono, ME

6-day residential camps for grades 5-8 and 9-12 Cost: $620 ($)

Maine Summer Youth Music and Theater Camps University of Southern Maine, Gorham, ME

5-8-day Theater, Instrumental, and Chorus residential camps for high school students Cost: $500-700 ($)

Maine Teen Camp Porter, ME

2-week camps for ages 13-18; limited space

$4600 ($$$) Financial aid available

National Youth Leadership Forum: Envision Programs (all) Various locations and programs in career exploration

6-12-day programs for grades 6-8 and 9-12

Cost: $3000-4000 ($$$)VH students have done programs

in law (CA) medicine (MA), and engineering (CA)

Outward Bound Wilderness programs Many locations and different kinds of expeditions

8-15-day programs for grades 6-8 and 9-12 Cost: $2800-$5000+ ($$$)

Pine Tree 2 Basketball Camps Colby College, Waterville, ME

5-day camps for grades 5-12 Cost: $500 ($)

Putney Student Travel Worldwide travel, service and language programs

For grades 7-8 and 9-12

Cost: varies based on location and length ($$$)

Tanglewood Residential 4-H Camp Lincolnville, ME

Ages 8-14; 1-2-week camps; co-ed

Cost: $625, $1306 ($)

UMaine Cooperative Extension 4-H Overnight Camps Greenland Point Bryant Pond Tanglewood

Ages 8-18; 1-, 2-, 3-week camps; co-ed Cost: reasonable (approx. $650/wk) ($)

Whale Camp – Fundy Marine Science Inst. Marine biology and Ecology on Grand Manan Island

1-2-week camps; co-ed; ages 10-17 Cost: $1500-3000 ($$)

YMCA Camp of ME Winthrop, ME htp://

Ages 8-16; 1 & 2-wk camps; for boys & girls, by age. Cost: reasonable, sliding scale ($)