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 7/5 to the week of 8/26 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 students grades 1-3.

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Registration for the summer is limited. 
If you have questions about Summer 2022 please contact Nichole Schrafft, Director of Community Engagement, at nschrafft@harborlight.net

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

Lower Elementary Descriptions

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  • Beyond the Pond

    Lower Elementary (Entering 1st-3rd)
    July 5 - July 15
     
    This two-week session will focus on the water around us. Students will look at both freshwater and saltwater sources. Students will visit area ponds and beaches to learn about the life that lives in those habitats.  They will further explore water via art and science and stories. A good dose of summer fun will be incorporated in each session through water play, picnics, music, bike riding, and lots of outdoor time.

    8:30 AM - 3:00 PM: $700
    7:30 AM - 5:30 PM: $850
  • Out of This World

    Lower Elementary (Entering 1st-3rd)
    July 18 - July 29
     
    The Universe and space are always interesting to lower elementary children as they begin to wonder about their place in the world. This session will focus on the solar system and stars. Students will learn stories about the constellations and create a “solar system” walk around campus. A good dose of summer fun will be incorporated in each session through waterplay, picnics, music, bike riding, and lots of outdoor time. 

    8:30 AM - 3:00 PM: $700
    7:30 AM - 5:30 PM: $850
  • Spy School

    Lower Elementary (Entering 1st-3rd)
    August 1 - August 12
     
    A spy pays attention to details and sees things in ways that others don’t.  During this session students will use their senses to observe the world around them and solve problems and challenges.  They will observe nature and how nature uses camouflage to hide in plain sight.  They will examine fingerprints, learn simple ciphers, experiment with invisible ink, and work collaboratively to accomplish missions. A good dose of summer fun will be incorporated in each session through waterplay, picnics, music, bike riding, and lots of outdoor time. 

    8:30 AM - 3:00 PM: $700
    7:30 AM - 5:30 PM: $850
  • Game On

    Lower Elementary (Entering 1st – 3rd)
    August 15 - August 26
     
    This session will be all about games.  Board games, tag games, water games, card games, dice game, obstacle courses, and sports.  Field trips for mini golf and bowling will round out the sessions. Students will create games to be played and shared with others.  A good dose of summer fun will be incorporated in each session through waterplay, picnics, music, bike riding, and lots of outdoor time. 

    8:30 AM - 3:00 PM: $700
    7:30 AM - 5:30 PM: $850

Upper School Descriptions

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  • Fashion Runway

    Upper School (Entering 4th – 8th)
    July 5 - July 15

    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 15th, students will present their pieces to an audience as they take to the stage for a showcase. 

    8:30 AM - 3:00 PM: $700
  • Film Making with FC Academy

    Upper School (Entering 4th – 8th)
    July 18 – July 29
     
    Students will bring creativity to life in a fun, collaborative, and exciting environment. They will learn skills in scriptwriting, storyboard sketching, improvisation and camera skills. Together they will write, shoot and edit a film in a genre of their choosing and edit their project together using the professional editing software Adobe Premiere. All necessary equipment will be provided by FC Academy for this class.  At the end of the two-week session student films will be shown to an audience of family members.

    8:30 AM - 3:00 PM: $700
  • Let's Go

    Upper School (Entering 4th – 8th)
    August 1 – August 12
     
    Get ready for some adventure!  Students will be on the go for two weeks engaged in a variety of activities that scream, “Summer Fun.”  Kayaking, disc golf, biking, paddle boarding or surfing, mini golf, hiking, and a minor league baseball game are some of the activities that may be on the schedule.  

    8:30 AM - 3:00 PM: $700
  • Follow That Food

    Upper School (Entering 4th – 8th)
    August 15 – August 26
     
    Source local products from farms, orchards, and even the waterfront to cook/bake delicious treats.  Learn about where food comes from and the path it takes to get to our tables. Explore the science of baking and visit a local restaurant.  Students will share some of what they have made via a prepared meal for guests or a bake sale on campus.  

    8:30 AM - 3:00 PM: $700

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.