Photographer and storyteller David Lyman is offering one- or two-week summer camps for kids ages 10 through 13 who want to learn more about image-making and storytelling. These camps help kids learn how to observe the world around them, and record their experiences, observations and feelings in a variety of forms. At the end of the week, each child will create a book with text, images, sketches and poetry. Each book is unique, expressing each child’s personal look at the world and the adventures shared during the week. The camp runs July 18-22, July 25-29, Aug. 1-5 and Aug. 8-12.

Each morning from 9 a.m. to noon, the group will go on an adventure. Explore a stone beach and tidal pools, meet the Oreo cows on Aldermere Farm, go into the woods and forest, then climb Mount Battie. The last day, each student assembles their notes, images, poems, and sketches into a series of pages that can be printed as a book. In the process of assembling their book, each child will come to understand how stories take shape, and how to organize their recollections into a coherent (or non-coherent) form.

Lyman is a storyteller: a writer, photographer, filmmaker and educator. David founded and built The Maine Photographic Workshops, now Maine Media, and was the summer school’s director for 34 years. He then founded Rockport College and was its president for 10 years. He is the father of Renaissance, 12, and Havana, 10, who will be assisting these camps. Follow the Lyman family’s adventures living and sailing their ketch Searcher through the Caribbean on KidsOnBoats.net.

For more information and costs, go to KidsOnBoats.net, or email DHLyman@mac.com or call 841-4139.