Lubec Community Outreach Center
Working Together for Each Other

Youth Summer Recreation

Since 2012, the Summer Recreation Program has offered a program of enriching, educational, and fun activities for the children in the Lubec area. The program is available for young children who have completed or are registered for kindergarten beginning in September 2023 and for youth up to 12. On any given day during the program 30 to 40 children can be found at LCOC.

Our summer program director is Margaret Casey, a well-respected (and loved) teacher in Lubec for years. Program staff will include local teachers, as well as local high school and college age persons; all staff are trained in working with children, have completed background checks and are First Aid and CPR certified.

This year's Summer Recreation Program will  run for 7 weeks beginning June 26 and ending August 11.

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We will be integrating Science Technology Engineering Arts & Math (STEAM) projects and programs for participants. Activities will include gardening, cooking as chemistry, robotics, engineering, 3-D printing/communications, sewing and more. Local experts and volunteers will participate and support focused activities, offering children positive role models, and added expertise.

Field trips are included in the program and will include a variety of educational and recreational activities available in Washington County and beyond. We are grateful for our partners who make these field trips possible including Cobscook Shores, the Lubec Memorial Library, Wabanaki Cultural Center, the UMM pool, Smithereen Farm, and many more.


Questions on this year’s program should be directed to the LCOC Office 207.733.5262


June 26 – June 30


Staying at home can still include new adventures! Treasure hunts, prizes and hometown cooking too. Using globes, maps and our own imaginations, we will explore Lubec and the world beyond!

Field Trip: Hiking with Cobscook Shores

Friday Cook-Something-Up with UMaine Cooperative Extension

July 5- July 7


Let’s dig into what it takes to be a farmer; from goats to greens, garden to greenhouse- let’s learn more about where our food comes from.

Swimming at UMM Pool!
Field Trip: Smithereen Farm 

Friday Cook-Something-Up with UMaine Cooperative Extension

July 10 – July 14


Interested in things that bubble and fizz? What does science have to do with cooking? Put on your lab coat and join us as we put the “Sha-zam!” into Science

Swimming at UMM Pool

Field Trip with Cobscook Shores

Friday Cook-Something-Up with UMaine Cooperative Extension

July 17 – July 21


Downeast Maine is famous for its beautiful lighthouses, fishermen (and women) and marine life of all kinds. Whale watching, swimming and special sessions on the marine life above and below the waves!

Swimming at UMM Pool

Session with Downeast Coastal Conservancy

Field Trip: Roosevelt International Park and Mulholland Light

Friday Cook-Something-Up with UMaine Cooperative Extension

July 24 – July 28


We all see the world in our own way and this week is dedicated to the artist in all of us- Painting, photography, poetry and more; inspired by nature and created by YOU.

Swimming at UMM Pool

Field Trip Cobscook Shores

Friday Cook-Something-Up with UMaine Cooperative Extension


July 31 – August 4

Let’s Go Green

This summer, green goes with everything! Let’s love and protect our planet- Organic gardening, composting, bugs and animals that are all part of a healthy planet. We will look at alternative power sources and focus on how we can work together to create a better future for Mother Earth.

Swimming at UMM Pool

Session with Downeast Coastal Conservancy

Field Trip” Cobscook Shores

Whale Watching (Weather dependent)

August 7 – August 11


Star gazing, Aliens and Robots galore! Outer Space is closer than ever before; what’s it all about and what’s out there?

Swimming at UMM Pool

Field Trip: Cobscook Shores

Program Forms & Documents

SREP Themes and Program Descriptions

A Week of Sailing Lessons

A Week of Sailing Lessons
with the Passamaquoddy Yacht Club

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Fishermen's art
Story time at Lubec Memorial Library
Learning about ocean life
A little science at Downeast Institute, Beals Island
Hamming it up at Herring Cove, Campobello
Fun with friends at the playground
A visit at the McCurdy's Smokehouse Museum/Lubec Landmarks
A book discussion
A day at the beach