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Registration for all 2024 programs will open on March 15.

Please register for programs that are marked for the grade your child will be entering this fall.

Forest Fun (Grades K-2)

Dates TBA | Mornings 9-12

Let’s explore the forest together! Let us go into the woods and find bugs. Let us build forts, and look at plants. Let us explore the water’s edge, and float tiny boats down the river. Let us just be kids, and play in the woods, and have fun. Join us at this freeform camp, and you will do all these things and more. Be your own guide, let the fun take you where it will.

Historical Doll Camp (Grades 2-4)

August 5-9 (Week 7) | Mornings 9-12

Experience living in the past as we explore a different doll’s history each day through cooking, crafting, and singing songs of that time period. This camp is a great way to make friends with others that share the same love of dolls. All dolls are welcome! Come be yourself and learn more about the way life was as a child years ago.

Art and Sculpture – Lifecasting (Grades 2-4)

July 29-August 2 (Week 6) | Mornings 9-12

Learn to make a sculpture with the art of lifecasting: a process of making a mold of a body part or an existing object, casting it in plaster or a hardening resin, and then painting it.

Jodhpur Camp (Grades 3-4)

July 8-12 (Week 3) | Mornings 9-12

This camp is designed to offer students a hands-on horsemanship experience. Classes are unmounted and no experience is necessary. Campers will learn barn safety, basic horse anatomy, proper grooming, tack and equipment, and basic healthcare. There will also be games and crafts associated with the skills learned.

Farm to Table Camp (Grades 3-5)

July 8-12 (Week 3) | Mornings 9-12

Join Chef Chris Chaput for a culinary tour of Dartmouth. Campers will visit local farms and our very own community garden to harvest ingredients that they will learn to incorporate into nutritious, delicious snacks and meals. Chef Chris will introduce campers to the abundance and diversity of local produce, and they will explore the endless possibilities that exist when you grow and cook your own food. The week culminates in a camper-created lunch at Eva’s Garden in Dartmouth.

The Wizarding World of Wonder (Grades 3-5)

Dates TBA | Mornings 9-12

Looking for Platform 9 & 3/4, but can’t find it? Come to the Wizarding World of Wonder, located for one week only, on the Friends Academy campus. Learn mini-lessons in classes similar to those taken by your favorite boy wizard. Create different crafts, and participate in plenty of hands-on activities, including a modified version of Muggle Quidditch. You’ll have more fun if you’ve read the books or seen the movies, but it’s not required.

Nature Art and Sculpture (Grades 4-6)

Dates TBA | Mornings 9-12

Students will work together to create a collaborative sculpture walk in the woods. As a group they will decide on a theme for the sculpture walk. Students will learn curatorial skills as they design the walk that leads the audience through each sculpture. Throughout the week, they will all work together to create large- and small-scale sculptures, based on the chosen theme, out of natural resources and our surroundings. Students will be introduced to eco/environmental artists like Andy Goldsworthy. On the last day, we will invite parents and other campers to explore our sculpture walk.

Clay Creations (Grades 5-8)

Dates TBA | Mornings 9-12

Do you enjoy getting your hands dirty? Dig into clay and watch your ideas take form! Stretch your imagination, practice sculpting techniques, and learn a bit of history as you design and construct earthenware objects to be used or admired. Join us through the process of firing and glazing this natural material that connects us to our history, each other, and the earth.

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