Category Archives: Summer

It’s not too late to sign up for creative summer fun at Maine Arts Camp!

Are you still looking for the perfect summer experience for your creative 9 to 16-year-old? Maine Arts Camp – a small, nurturing co-ed camp community located on the stunning campus of Colby College – combines all the fun of a traditional sleepaway camp with exceptionally high quality instruction across an inspirational range of arts, science, and outdoor activities.

With individualized schedules, campers can choose activities they already love and/or explore new skills and adventures. Want to combine theater and dance with baking, metalwork, tennis, robotics and film-making? Kayaking with chorus, culinary arts and stained glass? No problem! With over 60 activities to choose from, and access to Colby’s outstanding facilities, it’s all available at Maine Arts Camp.

For more information, visit www.maineartscamp.com. Please contact Rick Mades, Camp Director at maineartscamprick@gmail.com, or Anabel Cable at mainearts.anabel@gmail.com if you have any questions.

In-Home Math Tutoring

Sophomore at Brown University majoring in math with a passion for helping students with a wide-range of math tutoring needs including algebra, calculus and linear algebra is available for in-home tutoring.  He offers a structured program based on students’ individual needs at the rate of $65.00/hour.

Please feel free to call Matthew at 617-610-8444 or email Matthew_siff@brown.edu.

Avoid the Math Summer Slide!

Studies show that most students fall more than 2 months behind in math over the summer months. Summer is a great time to catch up, keep up or get a jump start on next year’s math.

Mathnasium Learning Center in Newton & Wellesley offer effective, affordable (as low as $29.00/session) tutoring with flexible individualized scheduling. To enroll or for more information, please contact 617-340-3665 or visit www.mathsummer.com.

Write Successful Essays for Your College Application

Rising seniors, summer is the perfect time to start working on your college application essay and Newton Community Education can help you prepare. Their “Write Successful Essays for Your College Application” course will help you create a standout essay. You’ll work with a professional writer who will help you choose your topic and improve your writing style. Start by discussing what colleges are looking for, and then, you’ll write.

You’ll receive weekly written feedback on your essays as well as helpful critiques from your classmates. By the end of the class you’ll be well on your way towards completion of two Common Application essays, and you’ll get a handle on other essays your college applications may require. You can take the class at Newton North or Newton South. The South class will run 4 Wednesdays beginning July 11th . The North class will run 4 Thursdays beginning July 12th. To register, newtoncommunityed.org or call 617-559-6999.

Plugged in

There are still some spaces available in this year’s Music that Matters Summer Camp. The camp is for ages 11-18 and includes band class, songwriting, recording a song for a CD, music video, workshops, offsite events, and performance opportunities. Each session ends with a benefit concert that raises money for a charitable organization chosen by the students themselves. Plugged In provides a nurturing and supportive community to which young musicians feel a sense of belonging, an opportunity to express and be acknowledged for their musical interests and a chance to use their music to help others around the world. In addition to summer camp, Plugged In offers weekly ensemble band classes during the fall and spring, private lessons and songwriting workshops.

MTM runs from a unique nonprofit youth rock band program in Needham where young musicians of all levels and needs are welcome.

MTM runs from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday, and is offered in (2) two week sessions from July 9th – 20th and July 23rd – August 3rd. Students can sign up for one or both sessions. Late pick up is available. Information and online registration form is at www.pluggedinband.org/programs/summer-program/.

Founded in 2002, Plugged In now has over 150 students from all over Massachusetts. Some of the students experience emotional and learning difficulties, such as ADD, depression, and low-self-esteem and/or have special needs such as autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. In the loving and non-competitive atmosphere at Plugged In, all differences are transcended through a shared passion for music, the teamwork involved with using music to help others and an atmosphere of compassion and fun.

In addition to weekly ensemble band classes, private lessons, songwriting workshops, summer camp and community performances, five times a year Plugged In students perform in benefit concerts that raise money for causes and organizations chosen by the students themselves. Plugged In provides a nurturing and supportive community to which young musicians feel a sense of belonging, an opportunity to express and be acknowledged for their musical interests and a chance to use their music to help others around the world.

Time for Partners – Summer!

The popular art & music class for children ages 18 months to 4 years with an adult is thriving in the Newton Cultural Center at City Hall!

A terrific way to learn, have fun and make friends – and that’s not just for the kids! Parents, nannies and grandparents enjoy this long-running program also. Children make creative and enriching art projects and enjoy singing and fun with beloved performer David Polansky.

The classes fill up very quickly, so don’t wait! The summer program is on Tuesdays from July 10th – August 14th, and the Thursday classes are July 12th – August 16th.

The fall classes are also ready to enroll. To register: www.activityreg.com click on MA, click on Newton Parks & Recreation, click on Register, click on Programs or Activities, click on Mayor’s Office for Cultural Affairs, click on Time for Partners and choose your day. Or call 617-796-1540 for more information.

Affordable Tutoring this Summer

Mindfulness Tutoring specializing in individual SAT/ACT prep offers affordable tutoring.  For over 25 years they’ve supported individuals as they meet challenges and discover their
strengths.

Contact Susan Alves, PhD at 617-515-5285 or susan@mindfulnesstutoring.com for local references and rates or visit www.mindfulnesstutoring.com.

Avoid the Math Summer Slide

Studies show that most students fall behind more than 2 months in math over the summer months. Summer is a great time to catch up, keep up, or get a jumpstart on next year’s math.

Mathnasium Learning Center in Newton, Needham and Wellesley offers effective, affordable (as low as $29.00/session) tutoring with flexible individualized scheduling. Save $50.00 when you register before May 31st. Learn more at www.MathSummer.com or call 617-340-3665.

Opera Camp: How to Create an Opera

VOICES Boston and Boston Lyric Opera are offering Opera Camp to singers entering 3rd-8th grade in the 2018-2019 school year.

Learn to create your own musical and try each step along the way! Write your own lyrics and songs. Create sets, costumes, and props. Rehearse and perform your world premiere. Play theater games, act, sing, draw, design and more!

Cost: $500.00 for currently enrolled VOICES Boston Student, $600.00 for non-VOICES Boston Student. $100.00 deposit to register. Registration Deadline: May 31, 2018

Click here to register: http://www.voicesboston.org/join-voices/blo-summer-opera-camp/
For more information, contact Kalee at kburrows@voicesboston.org

Looking for programs for your kids for this summer?

Send them to Newton Community Farm to learn about farming, healthy cooking, and have a great time digging in the dirt, and being outside at Kids at the Farm: Summer 2018,“ a place to dig, learn and grow”.

Experience the beauty and bounty of Newton Community Farm and give summer a whole new meaning! Dig, plant, weed and water. Harvest farm fresh produce and prepare delicious snacks. Feed the chickens, collect eggs and explore the world through the lens of farming and food.

Learn more about the programs: http://newtoncommunityfarm.org/education/summer-summer-programs/