Virtual Summer Programs

MaineStay is pleased to offer these new FREE summer programs to our community virtually via Zoom. Children must reside or attend school within the boundaries of Maine Township to qualify for participation in any of these programs. Feel free to sign up for one or all three!

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Art in the Town: Summer Edition – starts June 24

Usually only offered in the spring and fall, we are offering a new eight-week summer session for youth ages 8-14 starting on June 24, 2020 in partnership with Brickton Art Center. Sessions are led by an art therapist and will take place each Wednesday from 10-11 am. Art projects and discussion will focus on healthy ways participants can relieve stress through artistic expression. All projects are designed to help students better cope with the anxiety and many uncertainties they are facing right now. We will provide you with a packet of all materials, which can be picked up at the Maine Township Town Hall or delivered to your home. For more information please contact Anne at 224-257-4853 or

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Calling All Superheroes!


Become Your Own Superhero – starts June 30

Boom! Kazaam! Shazaam! POW! Calling all Summertime Superheroes! This five-week, interactive group for youth ages 8-13 will explore what Heroes mean to us, and how we might embody some of those qualities in our own lives. Filled with fun and engaging activities, sessions begin on June 30, 2020 and will take place each Tuesday from 3-4 pm. We will explore the connections that Heroes have with qualities such as Building Personal Strengths, Self-Esteem, Teamwork, Leadership, Relationship Building, and Empowerment. We will also ponder questions such as, “What powers do Heroes have? How did Heroes get their powers? How can we use OUR powers to help others?” For more information please contact Zach at 224-257-4856 or

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Dandelion Art


Just Craftin’ Around – starts July 9

Just Craftin’ Around is a virtual arts and crafts program for all experience levels designed to encourage creativity and self-expression in a social and fun setting. The six-week program will introduce students ages 8-13 to a unique weekly craft utilizing various art forms and mediums and is both fun and educational. Sessions begin on July 9, 2020 and will take place each Thursday from 2-3:30 pm. There is no cost for this program and supplies will be provided for all six weeks in addition to utilizing common household items. You can either pick up a supply kit at the Maine Township Town Hall or have one delivered to your home. Projects participants will complete during this program are shown below. For more information please contact Branka at 224-257-4831 or

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craft projects