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 classes in art, dance, drama, media, music, sports, writing, photography, and textiles. Students create their own individualized schedules. Campers ages 6-15 are launched into a rich experience of shared learning and simply, have fun.

Summer Arts is full for the 2022 season. However, please contact Camp Director Toby Dewey if you would like to be on the waitlist for the first or second sessions or placed on the mailing list for the 2023 season (registration available on December 1, 2022).
 
Our plan is to move beyond pod groups and return to our traditional program where each child will select their own classes from our multi-arts curriculum and have their own individual schedule. However, we will continue to monitor COVID-19 trends and communicate further information in the coming months. Unfortunately we will not be able to offer our Extended Day program at this time. 
 
If you have any questions you can contact the director, Toby Dewey at toby@fayerweather.org.

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 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