Summer Arts Program

Information About Summer Arts 2021

Thanks for your patience regarding our Covid protocol. After consulting with the medical team at Fayerweather we have determined our policy at this time.
As you know we have Pods of 18 students and 4 or 5 teachers who will stay together throughout the day. Each pod will be using two classrooms and outside tents whenever possible.
On the first day of each week, we will have pooled Covid testing. More detail will be sent to you a week before camp starts.
Staff and students will be asked to wear a mask in the building at all times (there will be mask breaks) and maintain a social distance of three feet. We are pleased to be able to continue our daily Noontime Shows where kids will have the opportunity to perform. 
Outside, masks will be optional. During our daily Festival Period students will be able to participate in outdoor activities with those from a different pod. They will also have the opportunity to take a class that may not have been offered in their pod.
Lunch will be provided by Stonehearth Pizza where each pod will pick up their meal at a different time. Lunch will be outside weather permitting.
Unfortunately we will not be providing Extended Day this summer or having an Arts Festival at the end of each session. We also cannot have visitors on campus.
We have an amazing staff (who are all vaccinated) and everyone is excited about working with your children!
If there are further adjustments, we will be in touch with you immediately. You will be receiving more specific information about the opening of Summer Arts a week before we start. If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact Summer Arts Director, Toby Dewey.

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 2021, send an email to

Deadline: June 1, 2021

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!

Summer Arts at Fayerweather | 765 Concord Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138 | 617-876-4746