Summer Arts Program

Summer Arts at Fayerweather is a six week arts program for children ages 6 to 15, offering two 3 week sessions. Students explore their creativity, express their individuality and take artistic risks in a vibrant, supportive community. Children ages 6 – 7 participate in a structured arts immersion program called Art Squad and those ages 8 – 15 are offered individualized scheduling from a multi-arts curriculum. Campers are launched into a rich experience of shared learning, and simply have fun.

The day runs weekdays from 9am-4pm. A fee-based Extended Day program is offered to all enrolled students in the morning and afternoon. Summer Arts at Fayerweather is based on the Charles River Creative Arts Program model which has been successful for 50 years and replicated around the country.

Art Squad: Ages 6-7

For ages 6–7. "Art Squad" is the program for six and seven year olds. Art Squad students have their own group leaders and a set daily schedule. Designed as an introductory multi arts curriculum, the four daily classes include art, drama, movement/ sports and music. The 6th period of the day is a low key time for outdoor play, story time, craft projects, board games and snack. Art Squad attends the daily Noontime Shows and join the older students for lunch. Art Squad participates in the Arts Festivals. Safety, self expression, nurturing young imaginations and summertime fun are all wrapped up into the Art Squad experience!

Summer Arts: Ages 8-15

For ages 8–15. Summer Arts is a six week comprehensive multi-arts program, divided into two three-week sessions. What does multi-arts mean? It means we offer courses in all of the visual arts, dance, drama, music, textiles, media, culinary arts, sports, writing, and music.

Students pick their own classes and after an “add/drop” opportunity, they follow the same schedule daily. Every day from 12:30-1:00 pm the Summer Arts community gathers for the Noontime Show. The Noontime Shows feature performances from classes, individual students, staff and guest artists. In addition to giving students opportunities to perform, Noontime Shows provide exposure to a wide range of creative expression, nurturing a life long appreciation for the arts.

The culmination of each session is the Arts Festival, a celebration showcasing all of the work generated throughout the three weeks. A dance concert, art gallery showings, musical recitals, fashion shows, vocal performances and more grace this special day which is open to families and friends. A musical theatre production is performed the night before and the day of each Arts Festival.

Apprentice Program: Ages 13-15

Summer Arts Apprentice Program is an optional program for 13-15 year old registered campers seeking added responsibilities and a leadership role in the Summer Arts community.
  • Assist with a class of your choice.
  • Once a session plan and run a Festival Period.
  • Weekly activity-based group meetings.
  • Take on leadership at the Arts Festival and other camp events: serve as host(s) of the ice cream socials, Festival Day art gallery opening, or Festival Day ambassadors.
To sign up to be an Apprentice for Summer 2020, send an email to toby@fayerweather.org.

Deadline: June 1, 2020

Thanks again for pulling together a most spectacular summer session! My older daughter had such a fabulous time writing for the newspaper, learning to play the drums, and developing Edible Office Supplies, and my youngest had the “BEST TIME EVER!!” in Art Squad — they’ll be back next summer for sure!

2020 Schedule/Curriculum
available in early May.
Summer Arts at Fayerweather | 765 Concord Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138 | 617-876-4746