Youth Programs

The Kids Community @ 284

A NEW before and after school childcare program with a curriculum emphasizing the arts, enrichment and fun!
Grades K-5

Wednesday, April 24, 6-7pm
Monday, May 13, 6-7pm

A Royal Princess Affair

Saturday, April 27, 2-4pm
A musical revue and tea party featuring some of your favorite princesses and the twinkling trickster, Tinkerbell! Following the show meet the princes and princesses. Bring your autograph book! Have your photo taken with your favorite characters and enjoy light refreshments such as punch, cookies and other royal delights!

Music Man

Performed by local dad and musician, Brian Doser
Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 10-10:45am
$5 per family

Kids Night Out Program

Program Events, 6-8pm
Saturday, April 27- Make a Wishing Bottle

Kids Night Out, sponsored by The Community House, provides opportunities for Hamilton-Wenham 4th and 5th graders to socialize with their peers in a safe, supervised environment. Activities will include concessions, board games, music, group activities, and movies.

Middle School Program

Program Events,7-9pm
Friday, April 12

The purpose of the Middle School Night Program is to provide an outlet for middle school-aged youth to enjoy safe and supervised social activities. Each event has a theme along with interactive dances and games featuring a local DJ.

Teen Volunteer Opportunities

The Community House offers a variety of opportunities for high school students to fulfill their Community Service Learning requirement. Opportunities include clerical work, special event support, concessions and landscaping. Volunteerism among teens has become a popular way to help develop job skills and contribute to the community.

Stage 284 Youth Studio Vacation Workshops

Grades 1-8
Grease School Version – Monday, April 15 – Friday April 19
Free performance 4pm Friday

Stage 284 Youth Studio Afterschool Workshop

Director Katie Clarke
Acting Coach Jape Payette
Choreographer Sarah Bergeron
Music Director James Turner
Grades 1-5
Wednesdays, 1-5pm

Pick up at Winthrop Elementary School at 12:45pm is available
March 20-May 1 (no workshop 4/17) – Sing!
May 8-June 12 – Harry Potter

Summer Vacation Workshop

Jungle Book Kids
Ages 7-18
Monday-Friday, July 8-26, 9am-5pm
During the fun-filled 3 weeks, students will work through acting exercises, theatre activities and a rehearsal period resulting in a workshop production on the Stage 284 mainstage.
Your summer star will get a full production experience as well as voice, acting and dance coaching, audition and resume preparation, technical theatre workshops, puppetry workshops and more! Bettchya it’s great! Why wouldn’t it be?

Friday, July 26, 7pm
Saturday, July 27, 1pm & 7pm
Sunday, July 28, 1pm

Community Block Party

Thank You to our event sponsors! Salem Five Charitable Foundation and Cole Landscaping, Inc.

Saturday, June 22
At Patton Park

Music – Kids’ Activities – Food Trucks
Rain date Sunday, June 23

Community Carol Sing

Thursday, December 5

A Christmas Carol Sing for all ages! Brian Doser and Joe Scuderi, along with a few special guests, team up for an exciting evening of caroling and lighting of The Community House, the gazebo in Patton Park and the Christmas Tree at People’s United Bank on Railroad Avenue with cookies and cocoa! Children are encouraged to bring their own flashlight or glowsticks. A great way to kick off your Christmas celebrations. Booklets of carols are provided.

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 7
10am-10:45am *Sensory Friendly
Reservations Only

The magic of Santa has been experienced by generations of children and their families at our annual pancake breakfast. Santa’s helpers capture the special moment of your child with Santa in a photograph. There will be a cookie decorating activity for the children. Each child receives a small gift from Santa.
*Sensory Friendly events provide an opportunity for individuals with special needs to access our traditional programs. Sensory events consist of reduced audience size, quieter atmosphere and accepting environment.

January – February 2019
A Community House favorite! Your child can join us for 6 weeks of afternoon skiing at Bradford Mountain. Open to grades 4-8.

Code of Conduct for Bradford Ski Area

2018 Ski Bradford Concessions Menu

Financial Assistance Form
If applicable, please complete and return to

Father-Daughter Winter Ball

Stay tuned for 2020 date!
Mark your calendar and get ready to create some lasting memories. Dress up for this father daughter date night and join us at The Community House for music, dancing, and more! Appetizers, beverages, and dreamy desserts will be provided throughout the evening. Photographs will be available at no additional charge.
Hors d’ouevres, beverages, and a dreamy chocolate fountain!
DJ and dancing
Space is limited – Reservation Only

Mother-Son Knight Out

Stay tuned for 2020 date!
Get ready for another memorable night at The Community House. This medieval themed night will include music, activities and much more! Appetizers, beverages, and desserts will be provided throughout the evening. Photographs will be available at no additional charge.
Hors d’ouevres, beverages, and a chocolate moat for dessert!
DJ and dancing
Space is limited – Reservation Only

Independent Programs

Greater Beverly YMCA After School Program

Jennifer Doherty, School’s Out Coordinator, 978-468-1114

Hamilton-Wenham School of Dance

Donna J. Viau, 978-468-2393