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.
Summer 2023 runs from the week of 7/5 to the week of 8/25 in four, 2-week sessions. Program hours are 8:30 am – 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday with Extended day options from 7:30-5:30 for grades 1-3. Registration for the summer is limited. If you have questions about Summer 2023 please contact Rachel McAlpine, Director of Admission, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic-Day 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Early Arrival 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Extended Day 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tuition is due upon registration confirmation and there are no refunds after May 1st.
Lower Elementary (1st-3rd) Tuesday, June 20, 2023 through Friday June 23, 2023, 7:30 AM- 5:30 PM *Monday, June 19th closed
Expand your art experiences as we explore the five types of craft media: ceramic, metal, glass, wood and fiber. This week will combine visits with local artists and craftsmen in our region and hands-on practice using these media in different forms in our Harborlight art studio. Students may explore weaving, painting, carving, sculpting, beading, and more. Students will keep a reflection journal and present their art at the end of the week.
Lower Elementary (1st-3rd) Monday, June 26, 2022 through Friday June 30, 2023, 7:30 AM- 5:30 PM
Let's take a trip "Down-Under" mate and learn about some unusual animals found nowhere else in the world, make delicious Aussie delicacies and have a gander at different natural wonders of Australia's varied geography! Join teacher Meg Portnof and journey through the Outback. This week of exploration and discovery will include art (including Aboriginal-type artwork), history, geography, music, and more. The week will culminate in a mini-fair that showcases student learning.
Lower Elementary (Entering 1st-3rd) July 5 - July 14
Get ready to experience the nature and nostalgia of our North Shore in Summer! For this session, we will be planning our own adventures intravel(short, day trips to places like beaches and parks) andtourism(playful activities like a round of mini-golf, the best ice cream spot, go-carts, and more, etc.). Students will be equipped with a journal and disposable camera to capture these adventure spots and experiences to create their own Wanderling diary or travel brochure. 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM: $700 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM: $850
Lower Elementary (Entering 1st-3rd) July 17 - July 28
Two weeks of practicing Spanish in an immersive and cultural context. Explore art activities that represent the history and heritage of Spanish-speaking countries. Try your hand at recipes that are traditional Spanish cuisine and make some favorite lunchbox friendly snacks! Celebrate each day with singing and dancing and games. 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM: $700 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM: $850
Lower Elementary (Entering 1st-3rd) July 31 - August 11
Learn how vegetables and other crops are grown. Study the role soil plays in farming. Discover the process of harvesting, packaging, and transporting to grocery stores and markets. Make a trip to the local farms to learn about the process on a large-scale, then replicate some of the cycle of farming in smaller activities here on campus. Visit the local grocery store and learn about the physical layout of the store and how to walk through to make healthy choices. Build a new chicken run for our small coop and learn about the life cycle of the chicken and create egg-xtraordinary recipes!
Lower Elementary (Entering 1st-3rd) August 14 - August 25
A showcase of talent acts that range from singing, dancing, comedy, magic, acrobatics/tumbling, etc. Join us for a fun-filled two weeks of creating skits, practicing songs, making costumes and projects, and putting together the final sequence of acts for the end-of-session talent show.
Upper School (4th-8th) Monday, June 26, 2022 through Friday, June 30, 2023, 7:30 AM- 5:30 PM
This week is for all levels of players - from novice to expert! Learn the basics of D&D and MTG. We will split the day between the two activities. Students will learn how to roll characters, go on adventures, and defeat foes in the fantasy world of D&D. Then they will learn to build decks, take care of their cards, and create a draft tournament in MTG. What do these creative roll-the-dice/flip-a-card role-playing games teach? Teamwork, problem-solving, communication, vocabulary, listening skills, imagination, and strategy. These games scaffold collaborative and social engagement while creatively tapping into student expressions of teamwork, bravery, compassion, negotiation, gamer etiquette, critical thinking, and especially those statistics, predictability, and mapping skills.
Upper School (4th - 8th) Monday, June 26, 2022 through Friday June 30, 2023, 7:30 AM- 5:30 PM Expand your art experiences as we explore the five types of craft media: ceramic, metal, glass, wood and fiber. This week will combine visits with local artists and craftsmen in our region and hands-on practice using these media in different forms in our Harborlight art studio. Students may explore weaving, painting, carving, sculpting, beading, and more. The week will culminate with a mini art fair and reflection of learning.
Upper School (Entering 4th – 8th) July 5 - July 14
Pack your bag and get ready for some adventures! Students will be on the go for two weeks engaged in a variety of activities that scream, “Summer Fun.” Kayaking, biking, paddle boarding, mini golf, hiking, and an amusement park are on our list of adventures! We will visit parks and beaches to picnic and play games like waffle ball, Frisbee, and Kadima. 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM: $700 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM: $850
Upper School (Entering 4th – 8th) July 17 - July 28
Design, Create, Decorate, or repurpose! Students will spend two weeks engaged in the design and construction of clothing and accessories. Be it handbags or headbands or hats, dresses or denim or dinner jackets, sneakers or sunglasses or sweatpants….students will run wild with their ideas. Whether learning to measure, cut, and sew or decorate, embellish, and repurpose, students will create a small collection that is as unique as they are. Design challenges will be sprinkled into the session as well. As collections become complete the planning of a fashion show will begin. On Friday, July 28th, students will present their pieces to an audience as they take to the stage for a showcase. 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM: $700 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM: $850
This session is all about hands-on food experiences, with daily projects that produce food to eat on the spot, deliver to appreciative summer students in the building, or bring home to share with family at the end of the day. To start the week, we will make a master list of foods the students are interested in learning to make throughout the two-week session. We will tackle as many of these recipes as reasonably possible and create our own collection of favorite recipes for the last day. Favorites from last year may make their appearance again including baguettes, crepes, eclairs, sushi, and popsicles. Field trips will add to our food experiences: visiting a farm to learn where our food comes from and also touring a restaurant kitchen. Bon Appetite!
Harborlight’s own instrumental music teachers and special visiting artists will work together with students excited to play music, compose music, and try out different instruments. This is going to be a very creative two-week experience and is for all ranges of abilities and talents. In order to provide a well-rounded experience, there will be opportunities for some of our students to learn the business of music: talent acquisition, production, sound/sets, promotional materials, and more! Please join us at the end of the session for a showcase of their talent in a mini-concert.