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Summer Programs 2021

We are adding information to this page as we receive it. If you have questions about a program, please email the contact person listed for the program or visit the program website.

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Enrichment Programs through

Somerville Public Schools

Open to all SPS Students

Program and registration information will be updated as it becomes available.

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SPS Music Department Summer Band Fest 2021

RegisterComing Soon
Cost: Standard low flat fee with sliding scale fee for families with financial need
Ages: Grades 1-8
Dates: 8/23–8/27/2021
Location: Somerville High School
Description: Please note that our Music Department Summer programming information is coming soon. https://somerville.k12.ma.us/summermusic Instrument and music theory instruction and ensemble work culminating in a end-of-program performance.
Contact: Beverly Mosby

SPS Music Department Summer String Instrument Fest 2021

Register: Coming Soon
Cost: Standard low flat fee with sliding scale fee for families with financial need
Ages: Grades 1-8
Dates: 7/19–7/23/2021
Locations: Kennedy School
Description: Please note that our Music Department Summer programming information is coming soon. https://somerville.k12.ma.us/summermusic Instrument and music theory instruction and ensemble work culminating in a end-of-program performance.
Contact: Joanne Sadler

Sing in Somerville

RegisterComing Soon
Cost: Standard low flat fee with sliding scale fee for families with financial need
Ages: TBD
Dates: TBD
Locations: TBD
Description: Please note that our Music Department Summer programming information is coming soon. https://somerville.k12.ma.us/summermusic. Two-week half-day program with daily chorus and musicianship classes. This program is play-based with an emphasis on joyful music making that will result in a gala concert.
Contact: 

Summer of YES 

RegisterComing Soon
Cost: Standard flat fee $325.00 per week, with sliding scale for families with financial need
Ages
Dates: 9:00am–3:30pm, Early and late care available. 7/6-8/6
Locations: Argenziano School (290 Washington St.)
Description: Hands-on, project-based STEAM activities range from rocketry to robotics, painting to PVC pipe structure building, and many other creative, engaging activities that put young people at the center of their learning.

SPS Community Schools Adventure Summer Program

Register: FULL. This program is full but parents/guardians may put their children on the waitlist. https://www.ezchildtrack.com/parent2/ParentLogin.aspx?c=CSAfterschool. (Registration began April 1; this program fills up quickly.)
Cost: Standard flat fee with sliding scale fee for families with financial need
Ages: Grades K-6, Grades 7-8 Leaders-in-Training
Dates: 7/6–8/13/2021. 8:15am–4:15pm
Locations: East Somerville Community School and Healey School
Description: Field trips, project work, and fun activities that support the SPS Grade Level Curriculum. Rising 7–9th grade students may join the Leaders-in-Training program. Please visit the website for more information. 

 

Enrichment Programs through

City of Somerville

Open to all SPS students

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Somerville Parks and Recreation Department Summer Programming

Cost: Free or low-cost
Ages: All ages
Description: Ongoing programming at locations around Somerville.
Learn more and register at their website: somervillerec.com/info/default.aspx Some programs may fill quickly and require advanced registration.

Mayor's Summer Jobs Program

Cost: Students are PAID to participate
Ages: 14 years and older
Description: Internships for teens within City of Somerville Departments
Contact: Jennifer Mancia
Learn more and register at their website: https://www.somervillema.gov/departments/programs/mayors-summer-jobs-program. May 14, 2021 Registation Deadline.

City of Somerville Library

Cost: Free
Ages: All ages
Description: Ongoing programming

 

Enrichment Programs offered

through outside organizations

Open to all SPS students

Please contact programs directly with questions.

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Artisan's Asylum Teen Innovation Experiences

Registerhttps://artisansasylum.com/youth2020/
Cost: Sliding Scale, Opt 1 $350–800, Opt 2 $100–400
AgesAges 10–16 
Dates: 6/21–8/12, 10am–3pm
Location:
Description: Physical activity and STEAM virtual immersive experiences for ages 10–16 guided by engineers and fabricators. Seeking junior engineers to build robots, prototype Martian rovers, and design kinetic creatures that move and groove.

Brooklyn Boulders Somerville Summer Adventure Weeks

Registerhttps://brooklynboulders.com/summer-adventures-2021/
Cost: $589 per week
Ages: 5–12 years old
Dates: Jun 21–Aug 27th, 9am–3:30pm
Location: Somerville MA
Description: Physical activity and STEAM

Cambridge Health Alliance Teen Health Advisory 

Register: Info will be posted on Instagram: @somerville_teenconnection
Cost: Free
Ages: Teens
Dates: 6/22–8/31, 1 day per week TBD
Location: Virtual/Hybrid
Description: High school club offering peer leadership and empowerment programming based on public health, sexual and reproductive health, and mental health. 

Cambridge Health Alliance Youth-led Participatory Action

Register: Info will be posted on Instagram: @somerville_teenconnection
Cost: Free
AgesTeens
Dates: 6/22–8/31, Tuesdays
Location: Virtual/Hybrid
Description: Instagram: Public health research project implementation

Elizabeth Peabody House On-site Summer Program - City Explorers

Registerhttps://www.teph.org/
Cost: $300/week ($65 per day, part-time 2 day per week minimum); vouchers accepted
Ages: 5–12 years old
Dates: 6/28–8/27, 8:30am–4:20pm
Location: Somerville
Description: Academic support, including enrichment activities and outdoor play 

Everwood Day Camp through Elizabeth Peabody House

Register: https://www.teph.org/
Cost: $375/week
Ages: Ages 5–15
Dates: 6/28–8/27, 7:30am–5:30pm
Location: Sharon, MA with drop off and pick up at Elizabeth Peabody House, Somerville
Description: Outdoor Day Camp with arts and crafts, music, STEAM, sports, swimming, and nature programming.

Farrington Nature Linc

Register: Please visit their website
Cost: Sliding Scale
Ages: Ages 5–12 
Dates: late June–mid August
Location: Lincoln, MA
Description: 75 acre site including hikes, pond exploration, gardening, active games, farm animals, fort-building, nature art.
Contact: Sarah Kacevich sarah@naturelinc.org 

Farrington Nature Linc Teen Employment Program

RegisterPlease visit their website.
Cost: paid positions
Ages: Ages 14–22
Dates: late June–mid August, typically Mon–Fri 9am–4pm (summer) + one Saturday/month (school year) 
Location: Lincoln, MA
Description: Teen employment, outdoors/nature, social justice.
Contact: Sarah Kacevich sarah@naturelinc.org 

Groundwork Somerville Green Team 

Register: bit.ly/summergt21
Cost: paid positions
Ages: Ages 14–19
Dates: TBD mid June–mid August (6 wks)
Location: Somerville
Description: Environmental engagement, urban agriculture, and job development. http://www.groundworksomerville.org/

Kesher AfterSchool Gap Camp

Register: Coming Soon
Cost: fee associated
Ages: Grades K–6
Dates: 7/23–8/1, 9am–5pm
Location: Somerville MA
Description: https://www.kesherschool.org/
Contact: Bryna Chalmer

Kesher Nevatim Summer Session

RegisterComing Soon
Cost: fee associated
Ages: PreK, K
Dates: July, 9am–5pm
Location: Somerville, MA
Description: https://www.kesherschool.org/
Contact: Bryna Chalmer

Mystic Learning Center YouthStream

RegisterComing Soon
Cost:  Free, with paid positions for teen leaders (earn stipends by running our Discord server, hosting live streams, and organizing online events)
Ages: Ages 13–19 
Dates: weekday afternoons/evenings
Location: Online
Description: Digital content creation, teen leadership and community organizing, social/emotional learning. tinyurl.com/DiscordYS
Contact: Erich
 

Mystic Learning Center Summer Camp
Register: https://mysticlearningcenter.org/sign-up-for-mlc-programs
Cost:  EEC determines cost, contact program for latest update
Ages: 5-13 
Dates: 8-5pm, M-F all summer
Location: Somerville, MA
Description: Traditional summer camp activities including on site clubs, field trips to beaches, pools, and local museums.

Parts and Crafts Summer Programs

Register: https://www.partsandcrafts.info/post/summer-2021-camp-registration-is-open
Cost: $350
Ages: Ages 6–13
Dates: 9am-3pm, June 21st-August 20th, different weekly themes
Location: Somerville, MA
Description: Parts and Crafts is a makerspace and community workshop in Somerville, MA. We encourage kids to think and make and learn and do through the exploration of the arts, science, computer programming, and engineering – a cluster of disciplines we refer to as “the creative application of technical skills.” ​ In all of our programs we aim to create a supportive environment for self-directed ​ learning where young people can learn hands-on skills, gain competency in basic tool use, and work on creative projects of their own design. 
Contact: Dina Gjerstendina@partsandcrafts.org

Parkour Generations Boston Summer Clinics

Register: Coming Soon
Cost: fee associated, scholarships available
AgesAges 6–13
Dates: TBD June–August
Location:
Description: Physical activity and STEAM focused on building a "toolbox" of movement skills that can be applied to overcome a variety of physical and mental challenges. Sessions feature instruction by experienced coaches for a wide range of age and ability levels, and are a mix of skill development, problem-solving, physical challenges, and games that reinforce the values and ideals of the Parkour philosophy. 
Contact: Blake Evitt

Science Club for Girls Summer Rocketry Program

RegisterComing Soon
Cost: Free
Ages: Rising 6–8th Graders (who identify as girls)
Dates: Session 1: July 6–July 16, Session 2: August 9–August 20
Location: Virtual and Danehy Park, Cambridge
Description: STEM enrichment. https://www.scienceclubforgirls.org/

Teen Empowerment Youth Organizing

RegisterComing Soon
Cost: Paid positions
Ages: Ages 13–20
Dates:7/6–8/29
Location: Virtual/Hybrid.
Description: Youth development and youth organizing.

The Welcome Project Exploring Culture and Identity

RegisterComing Soon
Cost: Free
Ages:
Dates: 2 weeks in July, MonFri, 10am–3pm
Location: Somerville
Description: https://www.welcomeproject.org/ Children from immigrant families at the Mystic Housing Development and surrounding neighborhoods will explore their cultural backgrounds and develop their skills in self-expression. Includes arts and crafts, and outdoor play.

YMCA Lit Program

Registerhttps://somervilleymca.org/programs/leaders-in-training-program/about/
Cost: Students receive a stipend for participating
Ages: Grades 6–9
Dates: 6/29–8/15
Location: Somerville
Description: Career support, team building, leadership development. Youth will be mentored and helped to gain positions or internships in the career areas that interest them.
Contact: Tania Buck

YMCA Summer Program

RegisterComing Soon
Cost: Fee associated
Ages: Grades K–7
Dates: 6/22–8/31, 8:00am–5:30pm
Location: Somerville
Description: https://somervilleymca.org/ Academic support, STEAM, recreation including swimming, and social-emotional learning.
Contact: Tania Buck

YouthRising

Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1HfBym78d82sybGm8hUKSfPjlLaOixVjUikligeNj3Ao/edit
Cost: Free for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch
AgesGrades 2–5
Dates: 7/12–8/6, 8:00am–3:00pm
Location:
Description: Mindfulness, civic action, identity, literacy. The mission of YouthRising is to engage Black, Indigenous people of color (BIPOC) students in critical dialogue about identity and inspire civic action.

 

Somerville Public Schools

Programming for Targeted Populations

Open to students through a teacher or staff referral.

Please reach out to the contact person for the individual program with questions.

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SPS Early Education Department Summer Explore Rising 1st Grade Program

Contact: Dr. Lisa Kuh
Cost: Free, but this program is only open to qualifying students
Ages: Rising First Graders
Dates: 4 weeks, 8:00am–1:00pm
Description: This program serves children who benefit from an extended year to ensure first-grade readiness.

Kindergarten Readiness

Contact: Dr. Lisa Kuh
Cost: Free, but this program is only open to qualifying students
Ages: Rising Kindergarteners
Dates: 4 weeks, 8:00am–1:00pm
Description: This program serves children who benefit from an extended year to ensure kindergarten readiness.

Somerville High School Summer School

Cost: Free, but this program is only open to qualifying students
Ages: Rising 9th to 12th Graders
Dates: 7/6–8/6, 8:30am–12:30pm and 1:00–4:00pm
Description: Credit recovery, academic support, social/emotional learning, college and career readiness, extracurriculars, clubs, vocational activities. Students will participate in 2–3 courses using Edgenuity and/or Zoom. 

Special Education Extended School Year (ESY)

Cost: Free, but this program is only open to qualifying students
Ages: Pre-K–12
Dates: (2 programs)
  • 7/6–8/2, hours vary depending upon services and/or programming
  • This is a 4 week (20 day) program held at Kennedy School, Healey, and ECIP at Capuano:
  • 7/6–8/9, 8:00am–1:00pm
  • This is a 5 week (25 day) program for students in the AIM program held at WHCIS and Capuano:

Description: Extended School Year (ESY) services for Somerville Public Schools’ Special Education students who have ESY services indicated in their Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or as a result of finding the need for compensatory services during the 2021 summer will occur in person and include a remote option for families who are unable to attend in person for the entire program. Remote instruction will likely include small group and individual instruction. A mixed delivery in-person/remote option will not be provided.

Services and programming provided both in person and remotely will be aligned with the service delivery grid designating summer (ESY)/Compensatory Service statement. A full range of services will be provided to meet the comprehensive needs of students. Services include but are not limited to ELA, math, speech and language, specialized programming, occupational therapy, etc., and are supported by a Program Director, Therapeutic Counselor, and BCBAs.  

Special Education programming will occur across the district: Somerville High School, Capuano Early Childhood Center, Kennedy School, and Healey School.  

SPELL (Summer Partners for Language and Learning) 

Cost: Free, but this program is only open to qualifying multilingual learners
Ages: Rising 1st–8th Graders, Rising 9th–12th Graders
Dates: 7/6–8/6, 7:30am–1:00pm, Multilingual Learners in grades 4 – 8 will be offered extended day until 5:00 pm in collaboration with the YES Program.
Description: Multilingual learners participate in learning opportunities to practice listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Language-rich curriculum focuses on essential workers and social justice themes. A variety of community partners will provide enrichment activities. Family engagement opportunities include parent English classes, workshops, and resource and referral to basic needs. 

SomerSession Intervention Program

Cost: Free, but this program is only open to qualifying students
Ages: Rising 2nd - 6th Graders
Dates: 7/6 - 8/6 (Intervention occurs during the Community Schools Adventure Camp Hours)
Description: Qualifying students participate in 40 minute small group reading and math intervention sessions as part of their Community Schools Adventure Camp day. Intervention sessions will be provided by licensed teachers who are trained in research based interventions. Each student will receive 10 or 20 sessions of intervention based on their specific needs.

The Somerville Calculus Project

Cost: Free, but this program is only open to qualifying students
Ages: Middle School
Dates: 7/6–7/30, 9:00am–2:00pm (afterschool option offered 2:00–4:00pm)
Description: The Somerville Calculus Project (TCP) supports Black and Latinx students as they develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of mathematics. Once students are enrolled, the Calculus Project remains with them throughout high school, offering support in mathematics and a social support system. This summer, rising 7th through 12th grade students will come together for a 4 week, in-person program July 6–July 30. The Count Forward conference series will engage students in conversations with guest speakers as well as give them a chance to engage with one around important social issues. Also, TCP is excited to welcome approximately 16 high school students into the program this summer as Peer Mentors. These young staff members will provide targeted, small-group instruction. Through partnership with Citizen Schools we will be able to offer additional enrichment activities and STEAM-focused hands-on projects. If your child is Black or Latinx and you would like to speak to someone about enrolling them, please contact us!

Breakthrough Greater Boston

Contact: Jennie Mcdonald Brown/ Shoko Fox
Cost: Free, but this program is only open to qualifying students
Ages: Rising 7th–9th Graders
Dates: 6/29–7/24, hours TBD
Location: Remote
Description: Daily online instruction in literature and math to ensure an enriching learning experience for students already enrolled in the Somerville BTGB program this summer. There will be ongoing touchpoints with families around mental health needs and supports and connecting them to important resources. Rising 7th graders will receive a Breakthrough care package including a STEM kit and our summer community novel and will officially join Breakthrough programming this fall. http://breakthroughgreaterboston.org/