Children are welcome all weekend long. This year we've expanded our family program to be more welcoming to children. Family activities begin Friday afternoon and continue through until Saturday night. Preregistration is required only for the childcare Saturday night.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Plan to arrive Friday and take part in the following activities. Preregistration is not required for the following activities, but space may be limited so arrive a few minutes early.

  • 1:30-2:30 p.m. Little Kids Yoga (ages 3-6) (limit 10)  
    Olin Library, first floor
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m. How Music Works: Intro to sound waves and vibrations with Kellen McDonnell '16 (all ages)
    Room 154, Bixler Art and Music Center
  • 3-4 p.m.  Making Maine Weathervanes (art-making workshop in the Colby Museum of Art) (all ages)
    Ground floor, Museum of Art
  • 3-4 p.m.  Big Kids Yoga (ages 7-11) 
    Olin Library, first floor
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m. Cleaning with Chemistry! with Sam Redstone '15 (all ages)
    Room 154, Bixler Art and Music Center

Healthy snacks will be available between workshops. For hungry tummies earlier in the day, the Joseph Family Spa, located in Cotter Union, will be open with snacks and light meals available for purchase.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Family activities until 5 p.m. are open for all families -- preregistration is not required and all children must be accompanied by an adult. However, space may be limited so arrive a few minutes early:

  • 1:30-2:30 p.m. Little Kids Yoga (ages 3-6) (limit 10)
    Olin Library, first floor
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m. Fun Outside Activities and Games (ages 6-12)
    Seaverns Football Field
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m. Fun with Collage (art-making workshop) (all ages)
  • Ground floor, Museum of Art
  • 3-4 p.m.  Making Maine Weathervanes (art-making workshop) (all ages)
    Ground floor, Museum of Art
  • 3-4 p.m.  Big Kids Yoga (ages 7-11) (limit 10)
    Olin Library, first floor
  • 3-4 p.m.  Cleaning with Chemistry! with Sam Redstone '15 (all ages)
    Room 154, Bixler Art and Music Center
  • 2-5 p.m. Family Fun Afternoon
    Activities include a moon bounce, inflatable slide, soccer, cookie decorating, and snow cones.
    Dana Lawn

Childcare Information and Schedule

A full program of supervised activities is planned for children of all ages Saturday from 5 p.m. to midnight. For $40 your child will be entertained, fed, and closely supervised. You must preregister for childcare. We cannot accept walk-ins because of limited space, so please register early. Refer to your registration form to register.

Babies and children up to 12 may attend the children’s program. Run by experienced college-age supervisors with help from area high school students, the ratio of babysitter to child is one to two or three. The program includes a family fun tent, sports, and crafts, with movies at night. Snacks and dinner will be provided.

For infants through age 4, there is a separate, supervised childcare area with space for naps, rocking chairs for nursing mothers, age-appropriate toys, snacks, and movies.

Preregistered children are required to wear a colored vest (provided) and a name tag to identify them as part of the program. These children will be assigned to a small group supervised by a member of our childcare staff.

Parents are required to fill out a medical release card and must sign their children in and out of the program at the main childcare desk. Parents must remain on campus while their children attend childcare.

Children should bring a bag or backpack for their belongings. Items to bring include extra clothing, a sweatshirt or windbreaker, and perhaps a water bottle. Please clearly mark names on all items.

  • 4 p.m. Childcare drop off (preregistration required)
    Lobby, Runnals Building

  • 5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner for preregistered children in the childcare program 
    Strider Theater lobby, Runnals Building

  • 7 p.m. Movie for preregistered young children

  • 9 p.m. Movie for preregistered preteens