The Kids Community Summer Program

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The Kids Community Calendar for 2022-2023 School Year

Registration for Summer 2023 is now OPEN!
After Camp Program:

Hours: 3:30 – 5:30

The Kids Community @ 284 offers safe and fun childcare options for students from kindergarten through 5th grade. Children will be picked up by TKC staff at Patton Park Summer Camp program and walked back to The Community House to continue the summer fun! Daily activities include crafts, park trips, and more. Patton Park campers must be signed up for PM park till 3:30.

Full Day Enrichment Programs:

Hours: 8:30 am-5:30 pm
Ages: 5 years old and entering Kindergarten Fall 2023 through entering 5th grade Fall 2023

Price per week: $425
Early Registration Discount: $395 Register before April 1st
$50 non-refundable summer registration fee per child
$120 non-refundable deposit per week per child due at registration for those who register before April 1st, balance of $275 due one week before the program starts.
$150 non-refundable deposit per week per child due at registration after April 1st, balance of $275 due one week before the program starts.
*payment plans available for multiple children/weeks

Scholarships are available! Please contact Tracey Sacco to submit your application,!

Daily curriculum blocks are loaded with fun and hands-on enrichment activities that keep students learning all summer long! The remainder of our days will be filled with play, movement, adventure, and creative activities to keep the day balanced with learning and fun! Swimming at Patton Park included in tuition.

All participants come with a water bottle, lunch and 2 snacks as well as swimwear, towel and sunscreen.

Click Here for the Daily Schedule

Week 1: June 26-30
Junior Chefs

Cooking with Ms. Dale
Participants will learn the fundamentals of kitchen safety, filling their plate with nutritious foods, and learn culinary techniques and simple recipes, while making delicious treats and snacks they can also make at home.

Field Trip: New Hampshire Children’s Museum, Dover NH

Week 2: July 4th week, closed
Week 3: July 10-14
Young Scientists: Discovering the Science of Physics and Sound

Visiting Program: Discovery Museum
Field Trip: Discovery Museum: Acton, MA

Under the instruction of the staff of the Discovery Museum, students will explore concepts of force and motion while interacting with a variety of toys, balls, and vehicles. In part two of this program, students will explore the science of sound, creating unique sound makers with everyday materials.

Week 4: July 17-21
Young Scientists

Visiting Program: Parties by Carole as Miss Frizzle and Elsa
Field Trip: Museum of Science, Boston MA

Fasten your seatbelts and travel back in time with Miss Frizzle to the Cretaceous period. Students will learn about dinosaurs, go on a dinosaur dig and have a blast with this interactive program.  Cool off and Let it snow in July!! Elsa from Frozen will teach students about how ice and snow is made. They will make snow, do experiments and of course let their creativity go!!! 

Week 5: July 24-28
Kids Empowered

Visiting Program: Buddhaful Souls Yoga
Field Trip: North Shore Children’s Museum, Peabody MA

Kids Empowered will introduce your child to the beautiful and playful practices of yoga and mindfulness. Our program will be centered around the practice of loving-kindness (metta) to ourselves and all others. This is a camp where kids can be themselves- free from competition and pressure. Through yoga and mindfulness-based activities, campers have fun and they learn skills for reducing stress, fully accepting and valuing who they are, and respecting others.
Your child will come home with a full heart, a nourished body, and a calm mind.

Camp practices/activities include: positive affirmations (mantras), playful breathing exercises (pranayama), yoga postures, partner postures & group postures (asanas), meditation, journaling, games, crafts, relaxation (savasana)

Week 6: July 31-Aug 4
Superheroes in Motion

Visiting Program: kidSHINE OT (
Field Trip: In the Game, Peabody MA

Campers will channel their inner superhero while tackling daily physical challenges and obstacles facilitated by the professional staff of KidShine OT, Rowley, MA. The EXERSHINEKids Power Bootcamp Program is an engaging and creative, theme-based weekly program that helps:

  • Build physical strength, balance, and motor planning
  • Improve sensory processing skills for increased success in school and home
  • Increase confidence and foster a sense of belonging- which enhances social participation and builds friendships
  • Learn tools for self-regulation
Week 7: Aug 7-11
Lego Engineers

Visiting Program: Lego Engineering, Jo-Ann Gorrell
Field Trip: Cape Ann Bowling Alley and Arcade with Pizza lunch

Students will race robots through a maze, launch balls, and play soccer using a wide range of robots; Cubelets, Hexbugs, LEGO Wedo 2.0, and Dot & Dash. Each day will feature a new game and challenge, as well as time to explore and build independently with robots and hundreds of thousands of LEGO pieces.

Week 8: Aug 14-18
Young Scientists: Oceanography Week

Visiting Program: Whalemobile
Field Trip: Maritime Museum, Gloucester MA

Campers will learn about critters who live in the ocean. They will spend one day examining beach artifacts to learn about what kind of animals inhabit the beaches nearby. At Maritime Gloucester, they will explore both plankton and live animals that would be found in tide pools and shallow waters off MA. Finally, the children will learn about the whales that come here in the spring, summer, and fall using the life-sized inflatable whale, Nile. With each topic, children will learn about adaptations and habitats. They will do crafts, play games, and have fun experiencing all these animals.

Week 9: Aug 21-25
Lego Engineers

Visiting Program: Lego Engineering with Jo-Ann Gorrell
Field Trip: Legoland Discovery Center, Assembly Row Somerville Ma

Campers will use LEGO motors and gears to build a new LEGO machine each day, including a conveyor belt, elevator, and crazy contraption. There will be time to customize and expand on machines and build creations with hundreds of thousands of LEGO pieces.

Week 10: Aug 28-30

Hours: 8:30 am-5:30 pm
Open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday only

Price for 3 day program: $210
$100 due at registration

*Field Trips and weekly activities may change*

For more information, please contact Program Director Tracey Sacco 978-468-4818 x 14 or

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