Wellesley Summer Camps, 2014

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The BARDS Program is an intensive professional training program for high school students that takes place on the Babson College Campus.  They offer a full-day program with study in movement and voice, stage combat, a master class series with Boston theatre professionals, and rehearsals for a fully staged production of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, which will be performed onstage in the Sorenson Center for the Arts. BARDS runs from July 14 to August 10, 2014.  For application materials go to: commshakes.org/learn/BARDS


140 Great Plain Ave.
General day camp offering sports, swimming, and arts and crafts.
Specialty camp offerings include tennis, basketball, soccer, and more.
Cost: Approximately $425 per week for full-day camp.

Coffee and errands after drop-off: Look no further than the Sports Club itself for a cup of coffee.  Then, if you’re a Wellesley resident, now’s the time to go to the Recycling and Disposal Facility across the street to sort the recycling and get rid of the trash.  Don’t forget to check out the Give and Take area.  You never know what you’ll find.  One man scored a hollowed-out book with $20,000 in it.  That buys a lot of camp.


The Camps at Babson College
231 Forest St.
Camp on the Hill is a traditonal day camp, while Babson’s Sports camps offer Basketball, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, and more.
Approximately $380 – $435 per week

Coffee and errands after drop-off: Go to the end of Forest St. and at the corner of Forest and Washington you can get coffee at La Riviera.  From there, stop by Pine Straw at 466 Washington St. for that hostess gift you need to pick up for your Nantucket friends.  Don’t get off the ferry empty-handed.


Ages 18 months (supervised by parent/caregiver) – 5 years old (drop-off). Specialty Fairy Princess and Superhero training camps for 3 – 5 year olds.
Campers and their counselors visit different classrooms where specialists lead them through gym, arts and crafts, music, and hands-on exploration.  Snack provided each day to keep the busy campers energized.
Approximately $215 – $4,455, depending on number of weeks enrolled.
In residence at Babson College, 231 Forest Street
The BARDS Program is a four-week intensive summer training program for high-school students interested in classical theater from the professional theater company that produces Boston’s Shakspeare on the Common. Classes in movement, voice, acting and more culminating in a public performance at the Sorenson Center for the Arts.
Tuition: $1600 total, lunch included


EXPLO at Wellesley
106 Central St., Wellesley College campus
3-week program for students entering grades 8 – 9
Residential and day options
80 course options including Fashion Design, Criminal Investigations, Aeronautical Engineering
Approximately $5,620 tuition, room, and board for a three-week session
Approximately $2,590 tuition for day students for a three-week session

Coffee and errands after drop-off: Bruegger’s at 97 Central St.  for coffee and (why not?) a bagel.  From there, browse Wellesley Books, across the street.


Linx Camps
45 Dana Road, on the Dana Hall Campus and at Elm Bank Horticultural Society Campus, 900 Washington Street
Ages 3 – 10th grade
General camp program includes canoeing, fishing, games, and swimming.
Specialty camp program includes dance, movie making, science, and theater.
Sports camp program includes flag football, lacrosse, tennis, field hockey.
Approximately $600 per week

Coffee and errands after Dana Hall drop-off:  Try Wellesley Bakery at 542 Washington Street.  Pick up your lottery tickets next door at Red Apple convenience store so that you can pay for all that camp.  The main post office is across the street.

Coffee and errands after Elm Bank drop-off: Take a left out of Elm Bank, go through the first traffic light, and settle in at the Charles River Coffee House, 57 Eliot Street, Natick.  Get an outside table and enjoy the view of the Charles River. Next, stop at the Bacon Free Library across the street.


Manchester United Soccer Clinics  June 23 – July 1 at Elm Bank Fields 

Wellesley United Soccer Club (WUSC) will be join forces with world soccer giants Manchester United. In our 2nd year partnership with the Red Devils we will again have coaches from the world-renowned Manchester United Soccer Academy. We are happy to welcome back Academy coaches Gary Sampson and Hasney Aljofree. With their extensive playing and coaching background we are very excited about them coming back over to Wellesley to offer top-notch training sessions for our kids.

The cost is $40 per player per session.  Register at www.wellesleysoccer.org


Tenacre Day Camp

80 Benvenue Street, on the campus of Tenacre Country Day School

Ages 3 through 6th grade
Traditional camp activities
Approximately $1,100 for a two-week session

Coffee and errands after drop-off: Head in to Wellesley Square over to Starbucks at 68 Central Street.  Replenish your sunscreen supply across the street at CVS.

Terrier Sports Camps
Bates Elementary School, 116 Elmwood Rd.
Grades 2-6 (Grade as of January 2013)
Weeks of July 8, July 22, July 29, 9am-3pm
Kids enjoy a daily mix of baseball, basketball, dodgeball, soccer and flag football games. Playground, and open gym periods are also offered in the morning, after lunch, and at the end of the day to let kids relax and enjoy summer. Awards are presented daily for Effort, Improvement and Sportsmanship, and teams enjoy competing for Terrier Championship Buckets. The camp has been running since 1991.
$325 per week
Thundercat Sports
Hardy Elementary School – 293 Weston Rd
Kiddie Cat Jam (multi-sports for ages 4-6) Weeks of 6/30, 7/21, and 8/25
Sports Jam (multi-sports for ages 7-12)- Weeks of 7/14 and 7/28
Basketball (ages 7-12) – Week of 7/7

We aim to teach fundamental skills through active learning and participation, stress teamwork and sportsmanship, and strive to create an atmosphere that will enrich each child’s sports experience. We provide a  SAFE and welcoming environment.

Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington St.
Creative Writing Workshop/Camp
Ages 9 – 14
3 one-week sessions; July 21 – 25; July 28 – Aug 1; Aug 4 – Aug 8


Town of Wellesley camp  90 Washington St.
Morses Pond
Approximately $240 for one week of camp
Coffee and errands after drop-off: Head toward the Square, but stop off on the way at the locally owned and charming Dorset Cafe.


Wellesley Theatre Project
98R Central St., next to Boloco’s back entrance.
Grades 2 – 12

Drama camp.  Students put together a production from audition preparation to opening night.  2-week session start June 30 and run all summer.
Approximately $500 for one week of camp

Coffee and errands after drop-off: If today is grocery shopping day, try Roche Bros. on Linden St.  There’s a Starbucks in that shopping area for your coffee needs.


Beyond Wellesley…

Everwood Day Camp
125 Lakeview St., Sharon, MA
A traditional day camp that includes sports, art, swimming, and nature study.  The camp is in a picture-perfect setting on a 350-acre lake, surrounded by 100-foot pine trees.
Approximately $1,575 for 3 weeks.

Dynamic, hands-on programs for children entering Pre-Kindergarten through ninth grade. Fay’s teachers and counselors provide an engaging, nurturing, and safe atmosphere that encourages exploration, creativity, and lasting connections among children and adults. Swim lessons take place each day.  The camp offers day and overnight programs.
Day camps run about $450 – $500 per week.
Overnight camp is $2,200 for a 2-week session.
Fay Day Camp
For campers ages 3 to 15, features a busy day full of fun camp activities for campers grouped by age. Campers who want to pursue a hobby or interest in more depth can choose our weeklong Specialty Camps, which offer a half-day focus on one topic coupled with a half-day of traditional camp activities. Swim lessons take place each day for campers in both programs.
8 one-week sessions
June 23-August 15
Fay Overnight Camp
Fay Overnight Camp is for our day campers, ages 10-13, who just can’t get enough of Fay! During the days, campers participate in our Day Camp program. In the afternoons and evenings, campers participate in activities that bring them together with the campers in our other overnight programs. In addition to sports, games, and field trips, campers will also participate in service projects and teambuilding activities.
2 two-week sessions
July 13-25 & July 27-August 8
Fay Academic Adventures
Academic Adventures is a boarding and enrichment experience that is more than just a camp. It’s an opportunity for adolescents to make lasting friendships, build independence, and participate in learning that is hands-on, meaningful—and fun.  Academic Adventures welcomes students from the United States and abroad who are ages 10-13 and entering fifth, sixth, or seventh grade.
2 two-week sessions
July 13-25 & July 27-August 8


Piccadilly Players’ Summer Theater Program
St. Zepherin Church
99 Main St.  Wayland, MA

Grades K – 8
Drama Camp
$200 per week
Picadilly Players runs two-week long sessions for children in grades K–8. The program meets weekdays from 1–4 p.m. During each session, children will rehearse and perform a complete musical production.


T. Higgins Studio
18 Reynolds Ave.
Natick, MA  01760
Summer art workshops for grades 3 – 12.  Programs include:  Summer Art Workshop, Outdoor Landscape Painting, Stained Glass and Decorative Furniture Painting.
Approximately $275 per week, 9 a.m. – 12:30

The BARDS Program is an intensive professional training program for high school students that takes place on the Babson College Campus.  We offer a full-day program with study in movement and voice, stage combat, a master class series with Boston theatre professionals, and rehearsals for a fully staged production of The Winter’s Tale which will be performed onstage at Babson College in the Sorenson Center for the Arts. BARDS runs from July 14 to August 10, 2014 and full attendance is required. At BARDS, you will train with Boston’s professionals, master acting fundamentals and stage combat, and perform Shakespeare.

For application materials go to: commshakes.org/learn/BARDS  You must submit the application, a letter of recommendation, and a brief personal statement to be considered.



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