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2022 Summer Program

Join us in-person for our Summer Program for ages 4 to 13!

 

Now in its third year, Cambridge Friends will offer eight weeks of summer fun and friendship from June 27 through August 19, 2022. The program will take place on-site Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. Each week will explore a theme and offer activities, games, projects, arts and crafts, and more to inspire learning and the development of new skills. In keeping with the mission of Cambridge Friends School, the Program will nurture the whole child and positive connections among peers. 

 

Week 1 (June 27 – July 1): Super Heroes: Real and Imagined

Week 2 (July 5 – 8): Under the Sea

Week 3 (July 11 – 15): King Arthur’s Faire

Week 4 (July 18 – 22): Go West, My Friend

Week 5 (July 25 – 29): The Mind is an Incredible Thing

Week 6 (August 1 – 5): That’s Ancient History

Week 7 (August 8 – 12): CFS Summer Olympics

Week 8 (August 15 – 19): All Things Fantastical

 

Tuition per week is $550.00, with reduced pricing the week of July 4, and we offer special discounts for advanced registration. Financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis. To apply for financial aid and/or if you have any questions, please contact CFSsummer@cambridgefriendsschool.org before completing the online registration.

 

Current CFS Student(s)

Non-CFS Student(s)

Current CFS students may register via MyCFS. Click the red “Register Current CFS Student” button below to log into MyCFS, select the Resource Board tab, and then click on the SchoolDoc icon. Please refer to these instructions for further details. If you would like to register more than one child who is a current CFS student, please complete one form per child.

Children who do not attend CFS may register using the blue “Register Non-CFS Student” button below. If you would like to register more than one child, please complete one form per child.

 

Our staff looks forward to working with small groups of no more than twelve students, and enrollment will be limited to seven groups each week with two teachers per group.  The program is open to students entering grades Pre-K through 8 in September 2022. All children who attend MUST be able to use the bathroom independently.

 

The Summer Program will provide a packaged snack each day. Children should bring their own lunches and personal water bottles.

Super Heroes: Real and Imagined (Week 1): June 27 - July 1)

Super Heroes: Real and Imagined (Week 1): June 27 - July 1)

Whether they are real or imagined, heroes are endowed with exceptional gifts that enable them to make the world a better place. Look behind the secret identities of superheroes and then imagine your own heroic adventure.

Under the Sea (Week 2): July 5 - 8

Under the Sea (Week 2): July 5 - 8

Take a trip to the sea this summer! Dive into the ocean’s habitats, get to know the creatures who live there, and learn what you can do to protect them.

King Arthur's Faire (Week 3): July 11 - 15

King Arthur's Faire (Week 3): July 11 - 15

This week, CFS will conjure some medieval magic to return to the legendary world of King Arthur, where right made might and fellowship was prized throughout the land. Try your hand at juggling sticks or archery.

Go West, My Friend (Week 4): July 18 - 22

Go West, My Friend (Week 4): July 18 - 22

The West was all about adventure from scaling the Rocky Mountains to panning for gold. The wise learned to respect the people and nature they met on their journey. What new challenge would you like to take up? During Week Four, participate in a rodeo, map out a treasure hunt, plant a field, or build a lean-to.

The Mind is an Incredible Thing (Week 5): July 25 - 29

The Mind is an Incredible Thing (Week 5): July 25 - 29

Would you like to be an author, inventor, or maybe a puzzle maker? Spend a week exercising your reason and tapping your imagination. Play games, choreograph a new dance, invent a gadget… The possibilities are limitless.

That's Ancient History (Week 6): August 1 - 5)

That's Ancient History (Week 6): August 1 - 5)

Did you ever wonder what it was like to live in ancient Greece or Rome? How would you spend your day? What would you eat? What would you think when you looked up at the stars? Like Indiana Jones, during Week Six you, too, can uncover the truths about ancient history.

CFS Summer Olympics (Week 7): August 8 - 12

CFS Summer Olympics (Week 7): August 8 - 12

The Olympics have come a long way since they tested the power of soldiers to wrestle and throw a discus made of stone. This summer, CFS will bring the Summer Olympics into the 21st century, and you will have the chance to choose the events, to craft a flag that speaks to your own heritage, and to celebrate with friends during a closing ceremony.

All Things Fantastical (Week 8): August 15 - 19

All Things Fantastical (Week 8): August 15 - 19

During Week Eight, we will learn all about everybody’s favorite genre —fantasy— and bring to life some of the greatest tales ever told. Quidditch anyone?

CFS Summer Program Policies

Registration

All applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis and payment in full for each week is due at the time of registration.

Financial Aid

A limited amount of financial aid is available. To apply for financial aid, please contact CFSsummer@cambridgefriendsschool.org before completing the online registration.

 

Once CFS provides financial aid and registration information, recipients should enroll within one week. After that window, space and financial aid will be released to others who would like to register.

Refunds

Should the impacts of COVID-19 require CFS to cancel the Summer Program, a full refund will be issued. Otherwise, CFS will implement the following refund schedule:

 

On or before June 1: Total amount less a $50 administrative fee per week cancelled

Between June 1 and June 15: Total amount less a $150 administrative fee per week cancelled

On or after June 16: No refunds will be issued

 

In the event a child becomes ill and must withdraw from the program, refunds will be prorated after applying a $50 administrative fee per week registered. Cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing via email to the Program Director (CFSsummer@cambridgefriendsschool.org).

Wait Lists

Once a camp week has reached its maximum enrollment, a wait list for that specific week will be created. If an opening becomes available, families will be contacted in the order in which they were added to the wait list.

Student Health Information

All students must supply Cambridge Friends School with a completed medical form, signed by a physician prior to the first day of their program. It is the parent’s/guardian’s responsibility to notify the Program Director of any special concerns about their child(ren) when they register.

Health and Safety Protocols

Student health and safety protocols at the CFS Summer Program follow the guidelines issued by the CDC and Commonwealth of Massachusetts regarding summer school programming. Students will be assigned to groups based on such guidance. As of February 2022, COVID-19 protocols still require children and adults to wear face masks when inside the building and outside unless the activity guarantees more than 6′ of social distancing. Because guidance continues to evolve, CFS may make changes to its protocols and practices, which the Program Director will communicate to parents via email. We ask families to help us to keep our community safe by keeping children who are unwell at home and by reporting any exposures to the Program Director as soon as possible.  

 

The CFS Summer Program will have a trained nurse on-site, teachers will have access to first aid kits, and staff will provide children with regular opportunities to refill their personal water bottles.