The Kids Community Summer Program

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HAMILTON-WENHAM REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT 2023-2024 CALENDAR

The Kids Community Calendar for 2023-2024 School Year

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Special thanks to Hamilton Wenham Recreation for supporting our youth summer programs!
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 until 3:30.

Pricing:

5 days: $145 per week per child
4 days $120 per week per child
3 days: $90 per week per child

Full Day Enrichment Programs:

Hours: 8:30 am-5:30 pm
Ages: 5 years old and entering Kindergarten Fall 2024 through entering 5th grade Fall 2024

Price per week: $450
Early Registration Discount: $415, 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 $295 due one week before the program starts.
$155 non-refundable deposit per week per child due at registration after April 1st, balance of $295 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, tracey@communityhouse.org!

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.

Week 1: June 24-28, Kids Empowered 

Visiting Program: Buddhaful Souls Yoga 
Field Trip: TBD 

Welcome to Kids Empowered, where your little one can unwind and let their inner yogi shine! Our peaceful and playful program is all about spreading love and kindness- to others and ourselves. Here, there’s no pressure to be the best or compete with others. Instead, we focus on yoga and mindfulness activities that are both enjoyable and stress-reducing. Your child will learn to embrace their unique selves and respect others, appreciate their bodies and learn to calm their minds. Our campers get to try out all sorts of fun yoga activities, like mantras, pranayama, asanas, partner and group postures, meditation, journaling, games, crafts, and a calming savasana. 

Week 2: July 4th week, closed 
Week 3: July 8-12 , Young Scientists: Discovering the Science of Physics and Sound 

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

Get ready to blast off on a science adventure with the Discovery Museum crew! In part one, you’ll be experimenting with toys, balls, and cars to uncover the mysteries of force and motion. For part two, you’ll be creating music from everyday items and uncover the secrets of sound. And finally, for the grand finale, we’ll be plunging into a dark space to explore the magic of light and lasers. Let’s go on an adventure together! 

Week 4: July 15-19, Art Grows at TKC  

Visiting Program: Artist, Amy Banda 
Field Trip: Children’s Museum of New Hampshire *subject to change 

A week-long art extravaganza where creativity knows no bounds! Campers will be diving into the world of recycling, sculpture building, and public art. From the ground up, they’ll help plan and construct a sculptural piece using recycled and fresh materials. Afterward, they’ll splash on some color and personality to make it shine! The best part? Their masterpieces will be displayed in the Art Grows Here exhibit, proving how art can bring a community together and spread joy! 

Week 5: July 22-26, Young Scientists: Oceanography Week 

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

Attention all adventure seekers! Join us on a wild journey to discover the fascinating critters that call the ocean their home. Our journey begins with a day of beach combing, where we’ll scour the sand for clues about the creatures that live nearby. Then, we’ll dive into the world of plankton and explore the shallow waters and tide pools off the coast of MA at Maritime Gloucester, getting up close and personal with live animals. And finally, we’ll take a dive into the world of majestic whales, using our very own life-sized inflatable whale, Nile, to learn all about these gentle giants that visit our shores during spring, summer, and fall. Along the way, we’ll get crafty, play games, and have a whale of a time discovering all about their habitats and adaptations.  

Week 6: July 29-Aug 2, Move and Groove 

Visiting Program: Nancy’s Parties and Programs
Field Trip: Bowling
*subject to change, location TBD 

Get ready for an action-packed camp experience where every day is a new adventure! Expect your creativity to soar as you whip up your own morning snacks and design groovy tie-dye t-shirts. We’ve got you covered on the fitness front too, with daily dance parties and baton twirling fun! You’ll be breaking a sweat while having a blast! Plus, we’ll capture all your moves on film to share with your family and friends at the end of the week! And to top it all off, brace yourselves for the ice cream truck’s arrival! So, pack your bags, bring your energy and let’s get ready to rock this camp!  

Week 7: Aug 5-9, Amazing Adaptations 

Visiting Program: Audubon 
Field Trip: TBD 

Get ready to discover how our local wildlife thrives and conquers the great outdoors! Campers will get up close and personal with wildlife artifacts and dive into interactive games and hands-on activities to really understand the ins and outs of their amazing physical features and behaviors. But wait, there’s more! We’ll even venture outside and hunt for real-life examples of these adaptations in action. It’s a wild adventure you won’t want to miss! 

Week 8: Aug 12-16, Lego Engineers 

Visiting Program: Lego Engineering, Jo-Ann Gorrell 
Field Trip: Legoland Discovery Center *subject to change 

Join us for a robotic adventure like no other! Campers will go head-to-head with their own robot army, racing through mazes, scoring goals, and unleashing balls in an epic showdown. They’ll be in charge of a whole range of bots, from Cubelets to Hexbugs, LEGO Wedo 2.0, and Dot & Dash. With a new challenge every day, there’s always a new mission to complete and exciting robot games to play. Plus, they’ll get to tinker and experiment with hundreds of thousands of LEGO pieces, unleashing their wildest robot-building fantasies. 

Week 9: Aug 19-23, Science

Visiting Program: Nichole Gray
Field Trip: Museum of Science *subject to change 

This week campers will spend their time exploring, observing and learning about Hamilton’s local natural environs. Campers will spend the week exploring and learning about the natural environs surrounding the Community House: What makes them special? What plants and animals inhabit these special spaces and how do the plants and animals work together to keep their environments healthy and thriving? Campers will keep a field journal throughout the week and create nature inspired art with found natural materials.

Week 10: Aug 26-28 

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

For more information, please contact Program Director Tracey Sacco 978-468-4818 x 14 or tracey@communityhouse.org.

Special thanks to Hamilton Wenham Recreation for supporting our youth summer programs!