Wellesley College undergrads may pack up and leave town for the summer, but that doesn’t mean that the campus sleeps. Why should all that beautiful space go to waste when there are summer campers who need a place where they can dabble in course samplings like Fashion Design, Neuropsychology, Off-Road Vehicle Design, or Abstract Painting?
That’s exactly what the Exploration Summer Program (Explo) figures. The program, which enrolls rising 8th and 9th graders, is sort of a camp on steroids. Your child may not come home proudly showing off a gum wrapper chain or a God’s eye laboriously made during arts-and-crafts time, but who cares when there are viral videos to be made and leadership skills to be honed?
You can find out more at the Wellesley Middle School library on April 8 at 6:30 pm about the not-for-profit summer enrichment program designed to help kids develop their creativity while enjoying good old-fashioned camp camaraderie.
All this immersion in intellectual daring doesn’t come cheap, of course. One three week session including room and board will set you back $5,790 (day students can go for $2,715). The whole six weeks with room and board costs $10,885 (that’s $4,985 for day students).
But there’s hope. Explo has donated two need-based scholarships for the Wellesley Middle School to award to qualified town residents through an internal process, which will be explained at the info session.