Extracurricular
Summer at Harborlight

Elementary Summer Program

Entering 1st - 8th Grade

This summer Harborlight’s elementary program will provide a safe place for children, grades 1-8,  to spend time with friends engaged in fun and meaningful experiences.

Teachers have been hard at work planning a variety of options for students centered around nature, physical activity, games and science, arts and crafts and lots of adventures! We also understand that many children need to retain or improve academic skills and will take time during the day to provide learning opportunities integrated into our programming.

The program runs from the week of 7/6 to the week of 8/23. Weekly tuition is $350 for the program hours of 8:30 am – 3:00 pm.  With Extended day options from 7:30-5:30 for students grades 1-4.

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Registration for the summer is limited. 

To register please reach out to Rachel McAlpine at rmcalpine@harborlight.net

You may also reach out to Cindy Perreault at cperreault@harborlight.net with any questions about Elementary summer offerings.

Read more below to learn about each week’s options.

Lower Elementary Descriptions

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  • Wild Kingdom, July 5 - July 9

    This week will feature games and art activities all about the animal kingdom. This session is 8:30-3:00 with the option for extended day 7:30-5:30, and is for students entering grades 1 through 4.
  • The Science of Cooking, July 12- July 16

    Over the course of this week the students will learn a bit about molecular gastronomy or the use of science in the kitchen. Along with edible creations the students will also explore non-edible food projects. This session is 8:30-3:00 with the option for extended day 7:30-5:30, and is for students entering grades 1 through 4.
  • Build It, July 19 - July 23

    This week will feature building projects. Students will use hammers and nails and paint to create various projects. This session is 8:30-3:00 with the option for extended day 7:30-5:30, and is for students entering grades 1 through 4.
  • Backyard Biomes, July 26 - July 30

    Join us as we explore the various lichen and mosses we can find on campus. We will also learn about various trees, plants and flowers that we find as well. This session is 8:30-3:00 with the option for extended day 7:30-5:30, and is for students entering grades 1 through 4.
  • Old Fashioned Summer, August 2 - August 6

    This week will feature art, games and treats from summers past for some good old fashioned fun. This session is 8:30-3:00 with the option for extended day 7:30-5:30, and is for students entering grades 1 through 4.
  • Books and Authors, August 9 - 13

    Time to adventure into the world of books and authors. Each day will focus on a different author or book and explore art and games based on these books. This session is 8:30-3:00 with the option for extended day 7:30-5:30, and is for students entering grades 1 through 4.
  • Fairy & Gnome Houses, August 16 -20

    Build a magical fairy or gnome house. This session is 8:30-3:00 with the option for extended day 7:30-5:30, and is for students entering grades 1 through 4.
  • Mad Science, August 23 -27

    This week we will dive world of science. Grow crystals, make and compare slimes, race balloon cars and other exciting experiments. This session is 8:30-3:00 with the option for extended day 7:30-5:30, and is for students entering grades 1 through 4.

Upper Elementary Descriptions

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  • Mountain Biking, July 19-23

    Explore various trails in the area with experienced mountain bikers, Kate and Peter Dickman.  Learn about trail etiquette, skills and techniques when encountering challenging sections of trail and how to properly care for your bike.  All participants must bring their own bike and proper gear. This session is 8:00-4:00 and open to students entering grades 5 through 8. Extended day is not available.
  • Dazzle, Biology & Art Undersea, July 26-30

    We are sorry, this program is no longer available.
    Dazzle, How Nature Uses Color to Attract, Repel, Disguise, and Fool:
    With an emphasis on sea life, this week blends biology with art.  Students will observe live animals, underwater photography, videos, and scientific specimens such as a deep-sea glass sponge and shark teeth.  Then, inspired by their discoveries and some of the world’s great music, they will use a variety of art materials to create colorful undersea worlds, both real and imagined. This session is 8:00-4:00 and open to students entering grades 5 through 8. Extended day is not available.
  • Beach Week, August 9-13

    We are sorry, this program is no longer available.
    Explore our beautiful beaches!
    This week will focus on exploring the many amazing beaches that the Northshore has to offer.  Pack your towel, sunscreen and a lunch for a week of fun in the sun and sand! This session is 8:00-4:00 and open to students entering grades 5 through 8. Extended day is not available.
  • Magic: The Gathering, August 16-20

    Magic: The Gathering is a card game in which players, like wizards, cast spells, summon creatures, and wield magic objects to defeat their opponents. Magic: the Gathering has been officially named the most complex game in the world by MIT, and it encourages strategic and logical thinking skills Jump into this amazing, interactive gaming experience with the collector’s card game, Magic the Gathering (MTG). Combining mythologies and story lines inspired from many different cultures, MTG allows the imagination to thrive. Students will learn new strategies and formats for playing Magic: the Gathering, all while having a fun time and building cooperative and collaborative skills through playing the game. All students, from beginner to advanced, are encouraged to join our summer week with Diana Norma and Dennis Shafer. Students will play different formats, including a draft tournament, standard and commander. Players will also learn deck building strategies and techniques. This session is 8:00-4:00 and open to students entering grades 5 through 8. Extended day is not available.

About Harborlight

Harborlight Montessori is an independent, co-educational, day school for children from infant-toddler through grade 8 that is committed to innovative teaching and learning.