Summer Programs

Gould Academy offers a variety of summer programming designed to help students hone their skills, discover new passions, and get ahead for the coming year, as well as a four-­day design thinking workshop for adults who want to become more effective and more efficient innovators.

2018 Summer Camps

From our Outdoor Leadership Expedition camp, which focuses on developing leadership and wilderness skills during a six-day camping expedition, to our always popular Veterinary and Basketball Development Camps, there is a week­long experience with your name on it.

Trampoline/Rails Camp
July 8 – 13, 2018

Open to girls and boys ages 8 through 16.

Veterinary Science Camp

July 15 – 20, 2018

Open to girls and boys ages 12 through 16.

STEAM Ahead for Girls!

Open to girls ages 10 through 15.

So. Cal Skate Trip

TBA, 2018

Epic Skate Roadtrip

Outdoor Leadership Expedition
July 8 – 13, 2018

Coed 14+

Basketball Development Camp


Open to boys grades 8-9.

3-­Week English Studies Program
August 5 – August 24, 2018

Open to girls and boys ages 13 through 18.

2017 Professional Workshop
Field Guide: A Design Thinking Experience

Field GuideWhether you’re a leader in business, educator, or civic leader, skilled design thinkers will guide you to be a better and more efficient innovator. Gould Academy’s IDEAS Center, inspired by the design collaboration rooms at Stanford’s, is Field Guide’s indoor classroom, and the mountains, woods, and streams of Bethel, Maine are its outdoor playground. Expect plenty of time outside to explore and reflect on the day’s lessons — revel in the rare opportunity to hike, mountain bike, fly fish, take “forest baths,” and tell stories around the fire. Field Guide is a chance to build off of the energy of others and re­inspire yourself. You’ll leave with a creative confidence that you can apply to challenges anywhere, a network of fellow practitioners, and a smile you couldn’t contain if you tried. Learn more.

Summer Programs Contact

Elissa Quinatoa

Spanish Teacher
B.A. Ithaca College
M.A. University of Buffalo


Born in Maine, Mrs. Quinatoa grew up in Western New York and later attended Ithaca College, where she majored in Spanish and Accounting. After graduating Mrs. Quinatoa knew she wanted to teach and share her love of Spanish with young adults, and earned her M.A. of Education from the University of Buffalo. Armed with her new education and desire to explore, she set off to live and teach in Quito, Ecuador where she taught English in elementary schools, improved her Spanish, and learned about Ecuadorian culture. While working at Colegio Menor, a private International School in Quito, Mrs. Quinatoa met her husband, Mr. Edison Quinatoa (who is now a music teacher here at Gould). Mrs. Quinatoa is active! When not attempting every type of exercise, including triathlons, cycling, hiking, swimming, gymnastics, and diving, she loves to read and travel.