Category Archives: Summer

Summer Camp Open House

The Chestnut Hill School Summer Day Camp is accredited with The American Camping Association, and provides enriching art, swimming, sport, drama, science and music experiences for children ages 3-14; trip options available for older campers.
Registration for 2018 (June 25th – August 17th) is now open.

Come to the Chestnut Hill School Summer Camp Open House on December 16th, 12:00 –  to 2:00 pm for food, face painting, activities, tours and more…Can’t make the Open House? Contact mnickerson@tchs.org or 617-264-1346 for an individual tour.

Maine Arts Camp Open House

If you are looking for a great overnight summer camp where your creative 9-16 year-old
can thrive, please join Friday morning at the home of Newton parent Anabel Cable to find out why Maine Arts Camp could be the perfect choice.

Located on the campus of Colby College, MAC is a small, friendly camp community that
is big on empathy and personal growth as well as creative opportunity. With an
extensive program of activities covering visual arts, theatre, music, dance, culinary arts,
robotics and rocketry, film-making, individual sports and more, all taught by
professional educators, and with access to Colby’s state-of- the-art facilities, Maine Arts
Camp offers exceptionally high quality instruction across a wide range of interests.

Find out more at www.maineartscamp.com. If you would like to attend the Open
House/Coffee Morning and meet camp director Rick Mades, please RSVP to
anabelcable@comcast.net for the address.

Maine Arts Camp Open House/Coffee Morning
December 8th , 8:30 – 10:00 am

Complimentary Summer Camp Advisory Service

Summer 365 is a complimentary service that matches your child to the experience of a lifetime. One that best suits their interests, personality—and your specific needs and requirements. With first-hand knowledge of over 500 camps and programs in the ever-growing portfolio, Summer 365 takes great pride in their relationships and are confident in providing unbiased recommendations. This first-hand knowledge plus a friendly “get to know you” philosophy are what creates the best, most qualified matches.

Selecting the right camp is an important decision. They are here for you every step of the way including:
-A curated list of camp of recommendations
-Help planing home visits, tours, and rookie days
-Ongoing resource for tips, advice, and insight

Every child deserves the gift of summer. GIVE SUM is a special scholarship fund for families who would otherwise not be able to afford to send their children to camp. For every child that they help place in a camp or program, Summer 365 will make a donation to this fund.

Plan your child’s best summer ever! Contact meredith@summer365.com or 617-320-0620.

Camp Kingswood Open House

Camp Kingswood, the JCC overnight camp, will hold an open house. Meet the camp director and staff and learn how Camp Kingswood is a place to be active, a place to make lifelong friends and a place to build Jewish identity.

Located on a beautiful waterfront in Bridgton, Maine, Kingswood is a coed overnight camp for kids entering grades 3-11. Campers and experienced staff create a fun, positive, and diverse community where Jewish values and exciting activities in sports, outdoor adventure, water sports and visual and performing arts are the core of the program. Zohar Special Needs Inclusion Program (ages 10-17) and Zohar Special Needs Vocational Program (ages 17-21) also available.

Bus transportation to and from camp available. For more information, visit kingswood.org or call 617-558-6531. Everyone welcome.

December 3rd, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Leventhal-Sidman Center, 333 Nahanton Street

JCC All Camp Sign Up Day

Meet the day and overnight camp directors and register for Summer 2018 at the Leventhal-Sidman Center. No charge for this event,  everyone is welcome.

JCC camp options are for children in grades preschool to high school, with transportation from many locations in Greater Boston. Register for Camp Grossman, Camp Kaleidoscope or Camp Kingswood and receive special discounts for the 2018 season!  For more information, visit bostonjcc.org/camp or contact camp@jccgb.org or 617-244-5124.

November 19th, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
333 Nahanton Street, Newton

Spanish Tutor available for summer catch-up or advancement!

• Fluent in Spanish
• Massachusetts licensed/certified
• 6 years teaching experience
• BA Latin American Studies: Brown University
• MA Teaching: Boston College
• CAES School Leadership/Administration: Boston College
• Newton Highlands resident
• Available Services:

o Spanish language and literature (all levels)
o Organizational skills
o Study skills

Contact Libby Sands at libby@libbysands.com or 617-256-4780

Student-Run Cookie Business – $5 Half Batch!

Newton Cookie Service is a local subscription business owned and operated by three high school students from Newton South: Greg Umansky, Charlie Mirabile, and Cameron Gilchrist. Newton Cookie Service delivers fresh baked cookies directly to its customers every Sunday, or biweekly.

Try out a half batch for one week, for just $5! The normal cost of a half batch is $6 dollars per week. To try it out, email newtoncookieservice@gmail.com with your name and address! There is no commitment or minimum number of weeks.

Affordable SAT Private Tutoring for Summer 2017!

Looking to get a head-start on SAT preparation for your child? Winston Tutors is here for you!

Founded by a recent Newton South graduate and UC Berkeley student who has developed a unique approach to tackle the SAT, Winston Tutors promises RESULTS for your child at a competitive price. Students who have initially struggled with the SAT have seen their score increase by 300 points from just a few sessions.

With over three years of experience helping high-school students achieve their full potentials, Winston Tutors will guide your child to success through an individualized study plan. For inquiries, please contact Winston Jiang at 617-309-7910 or at wtjiang7788@yahoo.com.

References from past and current students are available upon request.

Meals for kids

Free summer meals for kids are available throughout the summer at various locations, please see the flyer attached for more details, visit www.meals4kids.org or call 1-800-645-8333.

Also this summer, the Newton Farmer’s markets are accepting SNAP benefits and the food pantries in Newton are offering extra food for kids. See the Newton Health and Human Services webpage for more details.

Music Camp

Plugged In’s Music That Matters (MTM) summer day camp helps young musicians ages 11 to 18 build their musical skills, self-confidence, and self-esteem by removing the kind of academic, athletic, and social competition they often encounter during the school year. This summer day camp, located in Needham, offers a relaxed, non-competitive environment with opportunity for both musical and personal growth. MTM includes all the most popular parts of Plugged In’s Spring and Fall Sessions including band class, songwriting workshops, music video production, offsite events, performance opportunities, and more.

Music That Matters Summer Day Camp
9:00 am – 3:00 pm (late pick up available)
Session 1 – July 10th – July 21st
Session 2 – July 24th – August 4th

For registration or more information visit www.pluggedinband.org.

Founded in 2002, Plugged In now has over 170 students from all over Massachusetts. Some students experience emotional and learning difficulties, such as ADD, depression, and low-self-esteem and/or have special needs such as autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. In the loving and non-competitive atmosphere at Plugged In, all differences are transcended through a shared passion for music, the teamwork involved with using music to help others and an atmosphere of compassion and fun. Plugged In provides a nurturing and supportive community to which young musicians feel a sense of belonging, an opportunity to express and be acknowledged for their musical interests, and a chance to use their music to help others around the world.