Category Archives: Summer

It’s not too late to sign up for creative summer fun at Maine Arts Camp!

Are you still looking for the perfect summer experience for your creative 9 to 16-year-old? At Maine Arts Camp – a small, nurturing co-ed camp community located on the stunning campus of Colby College – your child or teen can combine all the fun of a traditional sleepaway camp with exceptionally high quality instruction across an inspirational range of arts, science, and outdoor activities.

Whatever their interests, individualized schedules mean campers can choose activities they already love and/or explore new skills and adventures. Want to combine theater and dance with baking, metalwork, tennis, robotics and film-making? Kayaking with chorus and stained glass? With over 60 activities to choose from, and access to Colby’s outstanding facilities, it’s all available at Maine Arts Camp. With a focus on empathy and a 3:1 camper/staff ratio, they can ensure every camper gets all the support and personal attention they need to thrive.

For more information, visit Please contact Rick Mades, Camp Director at, or Anabel Cable at if you have any questions. Enrollment is limited to 100 campers per session, and is filling fast, so sign up soon!

SmartsSummers Theater Arts program

Spend your summer singing, dancing, acting, and having fun! Students take classes in the visual and performing arts and work together to create an original musical production. This summer, the shows are based on outer space stories and will be OUT OF THIS WORLD!

Full day and part day programs available for ages 5-13 from July 10th – August 17th. Register for 1-6 weeks. For questions, contact, visit or

For more information or to register visit or call 617-730-2700.

From the City of Newton and Newton Public Schools

The City of Newton’s Executive Office, Health and Human Services Department and Newton Public Schools are currently working on promoting out-of-school time for middle schoolers. While all young people benefit from out of school time activities that help them grow and learn, middle school tends to be an age when student participation decreases. While we are still in the early stages of this work, we have created a webpage on the City website to help families find summer options for their middle schooler, as well as provide other valuable information like financial aid tips, helpful links and more. We will be continually adding more to the webpage in the coming months but with summer coming up we want to share what we have now to help with planning. We welcome any feedback and ideas.

Click here for a link to the Middle School resources webpage

Kids at the Farm: Summer 2017

“ Your program was my daughters favorite last summer, needless to say we are back this year, and for additional weeks!!” Little Digger Family (Entering Grades 1 -2)

Feed the chickens, harvest produce and learn what it takes to grow food sustainably, all right here in Newton. Indulge your senses, feed your curiosity and enjoy nature’s wonders.
Programs for toddlers through High School at Newton Community Farm starting in June and running until August 25th. Join in, all welcome! Weeks are filling up, register today!

Visit and click on summer.

Summer School is Now Part of Newton Community Education

Newton Summer School is now part of NCE. Students entering grades 9-12 can take elective classes like Marine Biology and Critical Writing for credit, as well as for-credit academic classes in Biology, Chemistry and US History. Pre-Calculus is also available (no credit) to prepare kids for high school calculus.

For more information, or to register, visit or call 617-559-6999.