Category Archives: Summer

Camp Fair in Dedham

This camp fair is hosted by the Avery School PTO and gives families from all over the region the opportunity to connect with representatives from 60+ overnight camps, day camps, and other summer programs for children and teens. Many of the participating day camps/activities are held in locations convenient to Newton, and the attending overnight camps come from all over New England.

There are options for children aged 3-17. All are welcome to attend the Discover Summer! Camps & Activities Fair.

March 7th, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
336 High Street, Dedham

Join Summer Living in the LabTM!

Does your child want to be a scientist? An engineer? Ti2’s Living in the LabTM offers immersion in today’s research mindset, techniques and tools. Young people, ages 6-17, experiment and design alongside scientists and engineers to experience life in the lab!

Enroll Now!

One week sessions, Mondays – Fridays,  9:00  – 12:00 noon (with early arrival options)
June 22nd – August 26th

Newton Theatre Kids

This summer, Newton Theatre Kids is excited to offer students entering grades 5-8 the opportunity to hone their theatrical abilities in a supportive and engaging environment. Each of the three intensives lasts for one week and focuses on a different genre of theater, allowing participants to develop meaningful new skills while increasing their confidence and versatility as performers. All experience levels welcome!

Week #1: Hey Little Songbird Cabaret Crew, July 6th – 10th

Week #2: Best Foot Forward Audition Bootcamp, July 13th – 17th

Week #3: Breaking Down the Bard Shakespeare Workshop, July 20th – 24th

For assistance with questions, email Intensive Series Director Abby Lass at abby@ntcmass.org or for more information and to register, visit https://www.newtontheatrecompany.com/kids.html.

 

What’s Happening at the West Suburban YMCA

Early Spring Registration is Open! Early Spring Session runs February 24th – April 19th. Sign up for swimming lessons, small fitness training classes, sports, or creative arts! Register and find out more information here.

Family Fun Night, February 11th, 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Bring the whole family to the Y for some family fun time. Featuring arts & crafts, bouncy house, gym games and more! Free and open to all. Family Fun Nights occur on the second Tuesday of every month.

February Vacation Week Programming February Vacation Week is around the corner! They offer three childcare programs from February 18th – 21th. Out of School Time Vacation Programs are structured similarly to a day at camp, with a mix of activities such as fun games, creative projects, and free swim. Sports Vacation Clinics may include soccer, basketball, baseball, swimming, and more. In addition, there are also new Creative Arts vacation programs! To learn more about vacation week programs, visit https://www.wsymca.org/childcare/school-vacation-programs

Camp Registration is Now Open! Send your child to day camp at Camp Pikati or Camp Chickami, or try the overnight experience at Camp Frank A. Day. Learn more and register here: https://www.wsymca.org/camps

Camp Info Sessions. Want to learn more about the summer camp offerings? Stop by the Y for one of these camp info sessions.

February 8th,  2:00 – 4:00 pm
February 26th, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
March 10th, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Work at the Y: The West Suburban YMCA is hiring for a variety of full-time and part-time positions in member services, childcare and youth development, aquatics, fitness and more. The Y offers generous benefits, free membership and professional development opportunities. Please contact Laura Snow, Director of Human Resources, at lauras@wsymca.org or visit wsymca.org/careers.

Financial Assistance is always available for Y Memberships and Programs. The West Suburban YMCA is a non-profit charitable organization and it is their mission to never turn anyone away due to their inability to pay. Please contact our Membership Department at 617-244-6050 ext. 3653 for financial assistance with membership or program participation.

It’s never too early to start thinking about summer camp!

Several New Hampshire summer camps have generously donated gift cards to the Bowen PTO, and they’re auctioning them off to the highest bidders. Your child gets an amazing camp experience, you save money on summer camp, and Bowen PTO gets additional funds to continue supporting the amazing staff and programs children enjoy!

To submit your bid, simply email chair@bowenpto.org by 11:59 pm on February 2nd with:

Your name
Your email address & phone number
Which camp you’re bidding on
Your bid amount

  • Camp Cody – Two Gift Cards, $1,750 each

Camp Cody welcomes boys and girls age 7-15. The gift cards can only be used by families attending the camp for the first time, and only for Session 1 (June 21st-July 4th, 2020) or Session 4 (August 2nd-15th, 2020). The winner is responsible for the difference in the cost, $2,200 and a $500 deposit is due at the time of sign-up. One gift card per family.

  • Camps Kenwood and Evergreen – One Gift Card for $1,000

Camps Kenwood and Evergreen welcome boys and girls age 8-15. The gift card can only be used by families attending the camp for the first time. The winner is responsible for the difference in cost, which will depend on the session selected.

Winners will be notified on February 3rd. If you have any questions, please email chair@bowenpto.org.

Rock it out this summer at The Conservatory at Highlands!

Registration is now open for the Summer Rock Bands! Join one or more of the week-long summer sessions. Ensembles arranged by age and experience. Register Here!

Some highlights include:

  • Students play favorite songs and/or perform vocals in their own bands
  • Recording sessions and music videos
  • Musical games
  • Kids stay cool indoors AND have time outside at the Newton Highlands playground
  • Students perform a concert on Friday at the end of each week-long session for friends and family!
  • Bands arranged based on age and experience
  • Pictures texted throughout the week sharing all the fun moments
  • For ages 6+

For more information and registration, visit http://www.highlandsconservatory.com or call 617-903-0944.

June 29th – August 23rd,  weekdays 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Conservatory at Highlands, 51 Winchester Street, Newton Highlands, 02461

Rock it out this summer at The Conservatory at Highlands!

Registration is now open for the Summer Rock Bands! Join one or more of the week-long summer sessions. Ensembles arranged by age and experience. Register Here!

Some highlights include:

  • Students play favorite songs and/or perform vocals in their own bands
  • Recording sessions and music videos
  • Musical games
  • Kids stay cool indoors AND have time outside at the Newton Highlands playground
  • Students perform a concert on Friday at the end of each week-long session for friends and family!
  • Bands arranged based on age and experience
  • Pictures texted throughout the week sharing all the fun moments
  • For ages 6+

For more information and registration, visit http://www.highlandsconservatory.com or call 617-903-0944.

June 29th – August 23rd,  weekdays 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Conservatory at Highlands, 51 Winchester Street, Newton Highlands, 02461

What’s Happening at the Y

Free Summer Saturdays – Try the Y for free every Saturday this summer! Present a valid ID at the welcome desk and your guest fee will be waived.

Summer Membership at the Y – Perfect for college students or those visiting for the summer, the West Suburban YMCA Summer Membership that automatically expires on August 31st. $150 for an individual or $275 for a family (1 or 2 adults plus all children under age 26). Cost is prorated for anyone signing up after June 1st. For more information about summer memberships, contact the Welcome Center at 617-244-6050.

Summer Food Service Program – June 24th – August 16th – The West Suburban YMCA has been selected by the Massachusetts Department of Education as a Summer Food Service Program site. The Summer Food Service Program provides free meals to all children ages 18 and under when school is not in session. Any child in the community can show up and receive a free lunch between the hours of 12:30-1:30 pm at the West Suburban YMCA. Children attending YMCA Camp Pikati are also able to take advantage of the service while at camp.

Summer Swim Lessons for All Ages – It is never too early or too late to learn to swim. Swimming is a lifelong skill that is crucial for both kids and adults. Sign up for swim lessons at the Y, starting with classes for children as young 6 months through teen and adult classes. The Y offers options and session dates for every schedule, including lessons once per week, twice per week, or daily Monday-Friday. Learn more by calling 617-244-6050 ext. 3650 or email Amanda Pierce at Amandap@wsymca.org.

Summer Creative Arts Programs – Fill this summer with singing, dancing, painting, and more! With Creative Arts programs at the Y, youth can explore their creative side through group lessons, unique projects, and exploring what it means to be an artist. Get a little messy in the new Explorations! art program for ages 6-10, jam with a band in our Summer Rock Band program for ages 8+ or sing out loud with our Vocal Workshop for ages 11+. More info at www.wsymca.org/arts/summer.

Summer Sports Programs – Sign up for basketball, soccer, football or ultimate frisbee at the Y! Programs run Monday-Thursday evenings for two-week sessions. View the schedule online at www.wsymca.org or contact Chris Ellison for more information at chrise@wsymca.org.

Adult Fitness Programs – Sign up for one of the Y’s summer fitness classes. Classes run for seven weeks and begin the week of July 8th. Options include TRX suspension training, Boxcon boxing conditioning class, and Metcon functional fitness and strength class. Get motivated by training with a small, dedicated group!

Work at the Y: The West Suburban YMCA is hiring for a variety of full-time and part-time positions in child care and youth development, aquatics, fitness and more. Great benefits, free membership and professional development opportunities. Please contact Laura Snow at lauras@wsymca.org or visit wsymca.org/careers.

Financial Assistance is always available for Y Memberships and Programs. The West Suburban YMCA is a non-profit charitable organization and their mission is to never turn anyone away due to an inability to pay. Please contact the Membership Department at 617-244-6050 ext. 3653 for financial assistance with membership or program participation.

Summer Art Teacher

Art teacher available this summer for ages 3-16. Private or semi-private instruction. Alla Lazebnik (MFA from Boston University) is an instructor at Lasell College who teaches painting, printmaking, drawing, and more.

Please email Alla at alla.lazebnik@gmail.com or call 617-650-8518.

References available.

Free ice cream social with your Newton fire fighters

Meet Newton firefighters, enjoy free ice cream and strengthen our community. Please click here to see the flyer: Ice Cream social.

June 17th, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Station 3, 31 Willow Street, Newton Centre