Summer Arts Program

Summer Arts at Fayerweather is a 6-week multi-arts program where students explore their creativity, express their individuality, and take artistic risks. Summer Arts offers art, dance, drama, media, music, sports, writing, photography, and textiles classes. Students create their individualized schedules. Campers ages 5-15 are launched into a rich shared learning experience and simply have fun.

Registration for the 2023 season is available on December 1, 2022!
 
If you have any questions, you can contact the director, Toby Dewey, at toby@fayerweather.org.

Art Squad: Ages 5-7

Art Squad is a program for five to seven-year-olds. Art Squad students have their 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, storytime, craft projects, board games, and snack. Art Squad attends the daily Noontime Shows and joins the older students for lunch. Art Squad participates in our Arts Festivals. Safety, self-expression, nurturing young imaginations, and summertime fun is all wrapped up in the Art Squad experience!

Summer Arts: 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 follow the same schedule daily after an “add/drop” opportunity. Every day from 12:30-1:00 pm, the Summer Arts community gathers for the Noontime Show. The Noontime Shows feature class performances, 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 lifelong 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 this summer, send an email to toby@fayerweather.org.

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