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A day camp for girls and boys ages 5 – 15

Give them the best summer ever!

2014


The best summer ever starts right here.

The Summer Fenn Way

Our Philosophy: Ensuring everyone has a fantastic experience! At Summer Fenn, we are committed to guiding and celebrating our campers as they make choices about how to participate in our many programs. We challenge each camper to take responsibility for his or her own actions and attitudes, making the experience a positive one for everyone. The Summer Fenn Way is about seeking out ways to treat each other well and helping to make someone else’s day better. This is the essence of the Summer Fenn Way and it guides everything we do. In practice, the Summer Fenn Way is about the acceptance of others. It helps to ensure a safe and comfortable experience with no bullying or put-downs. It means being flexible enough to adjust challenges for each individual, so everyone can participate fully while being supported to stretch just a little further. Our dedicated staff is focused on making Summer Fenn an experience to cherish for a lifetime. Visit us online at www.summerfenn.org

Director’s Letter Summer Fenn stands out amongst the rest because of the mature and professional caliber of our staff. Being a mother of two children I understand the importance of a community filled with caring, mature, responsible adults who are eager to engage and enrich children’s lives. The staff that we hire to work at SFDC are just that. They are teachers in local public and private schools, experienced artists, outdoor educators, Nature’s Classroom instructors, theatre directors, athletes and coaches. We also hire the most mature college students that are studying education as well as recreation. These folks are the core of what makes Summer Fenn stand out!

“In a world filled

with choices, thank you for choosing Summer Fenn Day Camp as the premier camp program for your child.”

Summer Fenn creates a non-competitive environment where campers can take it easy and enjoy their camp day without the stress of “being good at it” or getting everything done in one day! Our General Camp program for ages 5-15 (pages 3-5) offers campers a wide variety of elective choices, as well as Red Cross swim lessons, Adventure, Crafts, Sports & Games, and Nature. We offer over 20 different Special Programs (page 7-10) that range from theatre arts to fine arts, from robotics to athletics. We also offer two types of schedules within our Day Tripper Adventure Program (page 12), in which campers go off site each day to a wide variety of fun places around New England! In short, we offer a stimulating, challenging and enjoyable summer program that enriches the whole child! Summer Fenn is the day camp where your camper will want to spend their summer vacation! Sincerely,

Beth Johns-Thomas, Director

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516 Monument Street, Concord, MA 01742 Phone: 978-318-3614 Fax: 978-318-3683 Email: summercamp@fenn.org Web: www.summerfenn.org

Winter Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm Summer Hours: Monday-Friday 7:00am-6:00pm Director: Beth Johns-Thomas Assistant Director: Friddo Office Assistant: Susan See


our mission

Fantastic facility

At Summer Fenn, our mission is to provide the most stimulating, challenging, and enjoyable summer day camp experience for girls and boys ages 5 to 15.

Summer Fenn takes place on the beautiful Fenn School campus in Concord, just down the road from the Old North Bridge. We use this exceptional facility to its fullest, taking advantage of its many resources:

Combining challenge with support, we provide opportunities for campers to identify their personal strengths, learn new skills, increase self-confidence, and make new friends. Our varied and flexible program options generate countless opportunities for exploration and creative expression, while enhancing each child’s social, physical, moral, and intellectual development.

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Incredible staff What makes Summer Fenn such a wonderful experience? A wonderful staff! Their talent, energy, experience, and dedication are absolutely unmatched. Our rigorous and selective hiring process is aimed at recruiting the most experienced, skilled professionals available. Most are teaching professionals, including some from The Fenn School faculty. Summer Fenn staff are selected for their maturity, enthusiasm, creativity, and passion for working with children. Activity leaders are teaching professionals with many years of experience and expertise. Swim staff have A merican Red Cross Lifeguard, CPR, and Water Safety Instructor certification. An average staff-to-camper ratio of 1:5 (1:4 for Lower Camp) ensures individual attention.

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2014 camp dates 23-27 n June 30-July 4* n July 7 -11 n July 14-18 n July 21-25 n July 28-August 1 n August 4-8 n August 11-15 n

June

* Summer Fenn is closed on Friday, July 4

State of the art Performance & Meeting Hall Reynolds Multi-Sport Athletic Fields 30’ x 75’ heated swimming pool 35’ rock-climbing wall High and low ropes courses Spacious playing fields Woodworking shop Ceramics studio Photography studio and darkroom Gymnasiums Air-conditioned classrooms Computer and video labs

 After camp swim lessons (see page 13) Hot lunches and snacks provided for all campers and bag lunches for all Day Trippers included in tuition (see page 13) Transportation from surrounding towns (see page 13) Extended Day — before and after camp (see page 13) All Camp Special Events and Spirit Days Weekly newsletter with personal comment from your camper’s counselors Downloadable weekly group schedules and lunch menus

Special events Every Friday afternoon following our cookout, we put on a camp-wide Special Event. Our events are a fun and exciting way for campers to wrap up their week with us and an excellent way to celebrate our Summer Fenn community. Our events are created with all ages in mind, allowing campers to participate fully and comfortably with the support of our amazing staff. Sample Special Events are: Counselor Hunt Carnival Wacky Olympics Space Race Lip Sync County Fair n

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General Camp Programs FOR Girls and boys ages 5 – 15 Our General Camp program provides campers ages 5-15 with the opportunity to experience a variety of active, creative and fun activities under the guidance of our talented staff. It allows campers to build self-confidence, create lasting friendships, and make their own choices in a safe and supportive environment. General Camp counselors lead campers through a well-paced and diverse schedule, getting to know their campers individually and as a group. They assist campers in all of our program areas, helping to ensure that each camper has a positive experience along the way. Our experienced Activity Specialists join groups to lead our program areas, engaging campers with thoughtful, age-appropriate activities and projects and allowing each camper to be successful and to participate at a comfortable level. General Camp is offered all eight weeks of Summer Fenn in either one- or two-week sessions. The schedule and activities change weekly to encourage campers to join us for multiple weeks. Campers are placed in co-ed groups based on their age and the grade they will be entering the following fall. All General Campers participate in Friday Special Events and in our Elective Program (see pages 2 and 6).

Lower Camp entering grades K – 1 The Lower Camp program at Summer Fenn is an excellent experience for campers entering kindergarten and first grade. Our unique Kindergarten program fosters a nurturing environment in which your camper will thrive. Our highly qualified staff works closely with these young campers in their small groups of 10 or fewer campers. With a staff-to-camper ratio of 1:3, our staff can be responsive to each camper’s individual needs while helping them all to be successful within their group. Campers are gently guided through a well-rounded and flexible schedule allowing them to experience a wide variety of activities at an age-appropriate pace. Campers entering first grade benefit from our staff-to-camper ratio of 1:4 in their small groups of 12-16 campers. Our staff engages campers by helping them to connect with others, gain confidence and explore new and exciting opportunities in a varied and well-paced schedule. As a part of their schedule, first grade campers are introduced to individual choice, which is an integral part of the Summer Fenn experience. Throughout the week counselors offer a variety of elective options that are created with the needs and interests of this younger age group in mind. They work closely with campers helping to guide them as they make positive choices about how to participate fully at a level they will enjoy. By maintaining a high level of flexibility we ensure that campers have fun and are successful. Sample elective choices: Music, Water Slide, Soccer, Clay, Scavenger Hunts and Nature Walks. All Lower Campers participate in age-appropriate activities with our experienced Activity Specialists as they rotate through our Arts and Crafts, Nature, Sports and Games and Adventure Programs. Their weekly schedule also includes Red Cross Swim Lessons and they benefit from the close supervision and guidance of our qualified Water Safety Instructors.

lower camp sample day

“ Summer Fenn is very well organized and is the best possible place for our daughter to spend her summers!” Parent of 1st grade camper

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8:45 – 9:00 am

Drop Off

9:00 – 9:15 am

All Camp Morning Meeting

9:15 – 10:00 am

Nature

10:10 – 10:55 am

Arts and Crafts

11:05 – 11:50 am

Lunch and Entertainment

12:00 – 12:45 pm

Choice Block/Elective

12:55 – 1:40 pm

Adventure

1:50 – 2:35 pm

Swim Lesson

2:45 – 3:30 pm

Free Swim and Field Games

3:35 – 4:00 pm

Pick Up


Middle Camp entering grades 2 – 3 The Middle Camp experience at Summer Fenn is incredibly well-rounded, providing campers with an excellent balance of fun and engaging activities. With a staff to camper ratio of 1:5 including Activity Specialists, our exceptional counselors guide their groups through their daily schedule, at a comfortable pace. During Swim Lessons, campers are placed in appropriate levels where they can develop and improve on their swimming abilities. In Adventure, they build self-confidence while engaging in activities that range from teambuilding on our low ropes course to the challenges of our Climbing Tower. Campers awaken their sense of curiosity and discovery as they take part in hands-on Nature activities and they can be individually creative in our Arts and Crafts program. In Sports and Games they have the opportunity to be active in an environment that combines fun with fairness. As they grow in General Camp, Middle Campers are provided with more choice in how to participate in their increased afternoon Elective options.

“ Summer Fenn is amazing, with its attention to detail and organization. The focus is completely on the campers and our children thrive there!”

Parent of 1st and 3rd grade campers

Upper Camp entering grades 4 – 6

Upper Campers have more flexibility and choice in deciding how to participate in the increasing variety of activities offered throughout their week. Our outstanding counselors travel with their groups throughout their daily schedule and Activity Specialists offer these campers high-end and ageappropriate programming. As campers rise into Upper Camp, Archery is added to their weekly schedule and their Elective choices become wide and varied, allowing them to tailor their own Summer Fenn experience. Swim Lessons help these older campers to develop their strokes further and enhance their abilities in the water. Our Adventure program provides increased individual and teambuilding challenges, sending campers to new heights as they progress from our Low Ropes course to climbing and soaring on our High Ropes elements, Climbing Wall and Zipline. In Arts and Crafts they have the opportunity to get involved in more intricate projects, they participate actively and at their own comfort level during Sports and Games and they explore new elements of the natural world and interesting aspects of science through Nature activities.

Visit the Summer Fenn website, www.summerfenn.org, to view a sample schedule for your camper.

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General Camp Programs SENIOR CAMP entering grades 7 – 9

“ There were plenty of options for all different kinds of interests and my kids tried a lot of new things!” Parent of 5th and 8th grade campers

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Senior Camp is the capstone of the Summer Fenn General Camp experience, providing our oldest campers with the most choice we have to offer while simultaneously meeting their changing needs and keeping their camp experience fun and engaging. Their schedule features Choice Blocks, in addition to our already well-balanced program activities and Electives, allowing these campers the flexibility to engage in even more activities that foster their individuality and independence. Swim Lessons include elements of the American Red Cross Guard Start program and also help campers to refine their strokes and skills. The importance for this age group to build positive peer relationships is optimized through teambuilding in our Adventure program where they are challenged to grow both on the ground and in the air. Senior Campers have fun and stay active in Sports and Games, create choice-based projects in Arts and Crafts, and enjoy cool, new activities with our Nature staff. As our oldest General Campers, they also enjoy an off-campus field trip one day a week to places such as: Kimball’s Farm, Breezy Point and Wingaersheek Beach.

senior camp sample day 8:45 – 9:00 am

Drop Off

9:00 – 9:15 am

All Camp Morning Meeting

9:15 – 10:00am 10:10 – 10:55 am 11:05 – 11:50 am

Morning may include Adventure, Sports, Fine Arts, Group Choice, Nature

12:00 – 12:45 pm

Swim Choice-Instruction, Guard Start

12:55 – 1:40 pm

Lunch

1:50 – 2:35 pm

Elective Block

2:45 – 3:30 pm

Elective Block

3:35 – 4:00 pm

Pick Up

Teen Leadership Program entering grades 9 – 11 Our Teen Leadership program is designed to provide young adults with the skills and experience necessary to become successful and confident leaders. Over the course of two weeks, our teens explore and observe different styles of leadership and work towards understanding their own style as they learn to recognize and apply specific skills. In addition to a fun camp experience complete with field trips, projects and games, our teens also make positive connections with others as well as important discoveries about themselves. As they grow within the program and as individuals they are challenged in new ways and supported by the entire camp community in everything they do. Each two-week session involves: n Mentoring with leaders in varied areas of camp n Workshops on a variety of leadership skills n Community Service n Team building n First Aid & CPR certification n Weekly off-camp excursion Space in this program is limited. Teens must fill out a questionnaire (available on our website www.summerfenn.org) and it must accompany the camp registration form (completed by parent/guardian) and deposit. Candidates will have an orientation with the Teen Leadership Director in the late spring.


Afternoon Electives Build Your Own Schedule Our Elective Program offers all campers in our General Camp and Special Programs the opportunity to tailor their own Summer Fenn experience by participating in the activities that most interest them. Whether it is delving into a specific program area they enjoy or challenging themselves to try something new, campers make their own choices each week. New electives are regularly introduced while the favorites are always an option, ensuring a wide variety of creative, active and fun activity choices for all ages.

HOW electives WORK As campers grow within the Summer Fenn program, they are given more choice in their schedule. On Monday of each session, they select their two-day elective activities. On Wednesday of each session, they choose their next two-day elective options. Middle Campers select up to four electives. They could have two electives that meet on Monday and Tuesday and two different electives that meet on Wednesday and Thursday. Upper Campers and Half-and-Half Special Program Campers select up to six electives. They could have three electives that meet on Monday and Tuesday and three different electives that meet on Wednesday and Thursday. Full Day Special Program Campers select up to two electives, one that meets on Monday and Tuesday, and a different elective that meets on Wednesday and Thursday. Senior Campers select between two and four electives depending on their weekly schedule. Lower Campers’ electives are unique. Please see page 3 for details. Campers will make elective choices while they are at camp. We make every effort to ensure that they participate in their most desired activities. Please know that there may be instances when they do not receive their first choice.

So many CHOICEs Our amazing Special Program and General Camp staff is constantly using their expertise and many talents to create new and exciting choices for campers that vary each week. BELOW IS A LIST OF SAMPLE ELECTIVE OPTIONS: n

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Ga Ga Ball Four Square Scooter Hockey Dr. Dodgeball Soccer Ultimate Frisbee Archery Mountain Biking

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High Ropes Climbing Wall Fort Building Water Rockets Spy Skills Pinewood Derby Speed Stacking Rubik’s Cube

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Free Swim Water Slide Zumba Drumming Beat Boxing Theatre Games Stage Combat Creative Writing

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Comic Creations Graffiti Art Print Making Sculpey Art Pastels Ceramics Woodworking And MANY MORE!

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Special Programs Exciting creative alternatives Summer Fenn’s Special Programs offer campers the chance to immerse themselves in exciting, more focused activities. We offer programs that concentrate on a specialty area for the full day or for the morning, all of which are led by experienced and professional staff. Special Program space is limited to ensure the highest level of camper support and encouragement. Summer Fenn provides all program equipment and supplies for Special Programs, unless otherwise noted.

Full-Day Programs

half-and-half Programs

Full-Day

Our full-day programs focus on a specialty for up to 25 hours with one afternoon elective on Monday and Tuesday and a different afternoon elective on Wednesday and Thursday (see page 6 for electives). A hot lunch and morning snack is provided and served by Summer Fenn.

Drama

Full-Day

Half & Half

Our half-and-half programs combine 15 hours of focused program time and up to six elective choices in the afternoon (see page 6 for electives), with lunch in between served by Summer Fenn. While most campers stay for the full day, if you prefer, you can register just for the morning Special Program and be picked up at noon.

Musical

Full-Day

Ages 10-15: Three-week program (weeks 3-5)

Ages 10-15: Three-week program (weeks 6- 8)

Experience our amazing drama program with drama director Tiffany Toner. Tiffany is the theatre director at The Fenn School, she has a MFA from Rhode Island College and brings over 10 years of theatrical experience to Summer Fenn. Campers will thrive in a nurturing environment while learning character development, improvisation, speech and diction, blocking and how to work well as an ensemble, all to take place in Fenn’s state of the art Performance and Meeting Hall! The program culminates with an evening performance for families and friends. No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn and have fun!

Join Musical Director Rene Pfister, founder of Make Your Life A Musical and Musical Director of the Concord Youth Theatre, for an exciting 3 weeks of musical theatre! Campers will learn all aspects of participating in a musical, including singing, dancing, acting, and auditioning for parts, all to take place in Fenn’s state of the art Performance and Meeting Hall! The program culminates with an evening performance for families and friends and a daytime performance for campers and staff. No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn and have fun!

“The staff is amazing and the whole day is run in a way that engages the kids and keeps them having fun!” Family of 4th grade camper

Theatre Tech

Full-Day

Ages 12-15: Two-week program (weeks 4-5) Drama Performance Ages 12-15: Two-week program (weeks 7-8) Musical Performance

Get involved behind the scenes of our Drama and Musical productions in this theatre tech program! Working under the direction of professional staff, campers will participate in many aspects of stagecraft, from set design and construction to lighting, sound, props, costuming and make up. Each camper will have the opportunity to concentrate on his or her primary areas of interest while developing a variety of technical theatre skills. All campers are required to attend the Thursday night performance of the show they are working on.

SUMMER FENN GLEE

Half & Half

Ages 10-15: One-week program (weeks 4, 7)

You are the rock star in Summer Fenn Glee! Campers will immerse themselves in their favorite songs and learn basic choreography as they work together to showcase their talents! No singing or dance experience necessary, just a willingness to sing, dance and have fun!

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Special Programs BASEBALL

Adventure Challenge

Full-Day

Ages 8-12: One-week program (week 4)

Join Fenn faculty member and coach, Ben Smith, for a full-day of baseball instruction! Campers will spend their mornings learning the fundamental skills of the game as they focus on drills that include hitting, pitching, catching and fielding. Afternoons will give campers a chance to practice these skills as they jump into game play on Fenn’s beautiful new baseball field. Campers must provide their own glove.

Golf

Half & Half

Ages 10-15: One-week program (week 3)

Our Golf program is designed for campers ages 10-15 and combines instruction from our camp staff along with time on the driving range, putting greens, and beautiful golf courses. This program is recommended for campers with experience. Each day our camp staff work with campers on driving, iron play, chipping, putting and course etiquette at local driving ranges and putting greens. Campers will also experience game play at a par 3 and 9 hole golf course during their week. Campers must provide their own clubs.

SOCCER CAMP with JEFF TIPPING

Half & Half

Ages 8-9: One-week program (week 6) Ages 10-13: One-week program (week 6)

Summer Fenn is pleased to once again offer this high-end program by teaming up with coaching legend Jeff Tipping, one of the most respected soccer clinicians in the world. Jeff has coached on both a collegiate and national level, serving as an assistant coach for the US Women’s National Soccer Team in 1998, and continues to be involved in the education of players and coaches alike. Jeff and his experienced coaching staff will teach campers the fundamental skills of the game with an emphasis on learning the techniques correctly. Campers will be led through drills that focus on dribbling, passing, ball control, defending and more. Join us for this unique opportunity to learn from a true professional! This program is recommended for campers who possess a serious interest in soccer.

All Sports

Half & Half

Ages 10-13: One-week program (weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8) Ages 12-15: One-week program (week 6)

Spend your mornings climbing, belaying, and swinging in the air! Adventure Challenge provides a progression of exciting activities in which campers learn to challenge themselves while supporting others in a positive way. Campers begin the week with teambuilding and advance to a series of challenges—from low and high ropes courses to a three-sided climbing wall complete with challenging overhangs and chimney climbs. Challenge levels increase each day as new activities are introduced. Activities include: Games and Initiatives Climbing Tower Bouldering Wall Initiative Wall Zip Line Islands in the Sky Wilder Woosey Cat Walk n

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Mountain Biking

Half & Half

Ages 10-13: One-week program (weeks 3, 5, 7)

Get the ins-and-outs of trail riding in this fun, hands-on program! Our experienced staff will lead participants through all types of carefully selected terrain in the Concord area where they will develop their riding skills and strategies while learning proper trail etiquette and environmental awareness. Off the trails they will be guided in the basics of bicycle safety, care and maintenance. Campers must provide a bike helmet and a mountain bike in good working order.

“My children were so excited to go to camp every morning and talked nonstop about everything they had done from pick up time until bedtime each night!” Family of 2nd and 4th grade campers

Half & Half

Ages 8-10: One-week program (weeks 5, 8) Ages 10-13: One-week program (week 1, 2, 7)

Organized by Fenn faculty member and coach Ben Smith, campers spend their week actively involved in a variety of team sports. With a balance of skill building, teamwork and recreational fun, campers engage in a mix of traditional sports with an introduction to international games. Options for play may include: flag football, floor hockey, soccer, cricket, basketball, baseball, and more! 8


Special Programs ADvanced Video Production Full-Day

Video Production

Ages 12-15: Two-week program (weeks 5-6)

Lights, camera, action! Explore the fundamentals of video production in this Summer Fenn favorite! Campers will work together to write, storyboard and act in their own movie while learning the basics of camera work and editing. Their week concludes with a screening for all of camp and their final product is taken home on DVD.

Take your movie making skills to the next level by going behind the scenes in this advanced video program! Campers will produce, direct, act in and shoot their videos while delving deeper into the editing process in our multi-media studio. Our knowledgeable staff will work closely with campers as they develop their technical skills and experiment with green screens and other special effects while creating a final product to be taken home on DVD. This program is designed for campers who have digital filmmaking experience.

BUILD YOUR OWN BOAT

Full-Day

Ages 10-15: One-week program (weeks 7, 8)

Build your very own boat in this awesome program! Campers will spend their day working with craftsman Chris Balch as he guides them through the process of building a light and fast 15’ canoe, perfect for paddling on flat-water and gentle rivers.

BUILD YOUR OWN sailBOAT Full-Day

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Ages 10-15: Two-week program (weeks 1-2)

Join experienced craftsman Chris Balch in this amazing two-week program! Campers will build an ALF (A Little Fun) sailboat complete with mast and colorful sail rigging of their own choosing. Each boat holds approx. 300 lbs. and is sail ready as soon as the paint dries!

Multi-Media Art

Full-Day

Ages 8-15: One-week program (weeks 5, 6, 7)

This program will take campers on an artistic and creative journey through far away lands! Using a variety of different mediums, campers will create an elaborate scene in the form of a 3D diorama using custom-made wooden bases.   Week 5 - Despicable Me Weeks 6 & 7 - The Muppets

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Full-Day

Ages 10-13: One-week program (weeks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) Ages 13-15: One-week program (week 3)

Rule a Robot

Half & Half

Ages 9-12: One-week program (weeks 4, 5, 6, 7)

Build and program your own robot! Using LEGO Mindstorms™ NXT 2.1 Robotics Invention System, learn how robots sense, think, move and communicate. Using updated sensors and components, campers will build basic robots that are capable of performing specific tasks and solving a series of challenges!

Digital Photography

Half & Half

Ages 10-13: One-week program (week 5) Ages 12-15: One-week program (weeks 6, 8)

Experience the possibilities of Digital Photography with Fenn photography teacher Tony Santos! Using Nikon D3000 digital cameras campers will learn a variety of shooting techniques, exploring lighting, contrast, composition and more. They will creatively enhance their images using the many facets of Adobe Photoshop CS5, producing a high quality portfolio to take home.

“Summer Fenn exceeded our expectations! It is a beautiful campus with a professional, fun staff and excellent programming. Thank you for such a great time!” Family of 4th grade camper


Special Programs Photography

Half & Half

Ages 10-13: One-week program (week 3) Ages 12-15: One-week program (week 4)

Discover the art of traditional 35mm black and white photography! Under the guidance of Fenn faculty member Tony Santos, campers will experience the entire progression from start to finish, learning about composition, acquiring shooting skills, and stepping into our fully-equipped darkroom to process and develop their own original photos.

Woodworking

Half & Half

Ages 10-12: One-week program (weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8) Ages 13-15: One-week program (week 7)

Step into our fully equipped woodshop and learn to build with Summer Fenn’s talented woodworking instructors. From tables and bookshelves to desks and Adirondack chairs, campers will handcraft projects of their very own to take home. Come with an original idea or follow the guidance of our experienced staff to create a project that works for you. To build a more elaborate project take two weeks back-to-back!

Ceramics

Half & Half

Glass arts

Half & Half

Ages 10-15: One week program (weeks 4, 5)

Join expert staff from Denault Studios in our Glass Arts program! Campers will learn basic design concepts and construction techniques, while creating a variety of beautiful finished pieces, ranging from serving dishes to fused glass jewelry, all to be taken home!

Metal Jewelry

Half & Half

Ages 10-15: One week program (week 8)

Experience the fascination of metal-working and create jewelry with the staff from Denault Studios! Campers will gain an understanding of the design process, basic soldering techniques and studio safety as they cut, texture, form and shape wire and metal sheets into their own unique brass, copper and sterling silver pieces of jewelry.

“We loved the activities, the fun atmosphere and knowing that the staff loves what they are doing and are responsible, good role models!” Parent of 5th grade camper

Ages 10-13: Two-week program (weeks 1-2, 3-4, 7-8) Ages 12-15: Two-week program (weeks 5-6)

Spend your mornings working with clay in our beautiful ceramics studio! In this unique, two-week program, campers will learn the intricacies of throwing on our electric pottery wheels and develop their hand building skills to create their own masterpieces. Our experienced instructors provide each camper with individual guidance throughout the process as they learn to build, bisque and glaze, firing their final projects in our kiln.

Book arts

Half & Half

Ages 10-15: One-week program (week 3)

In this hands-on creative arts program, Summer Fenn veteran Catherine Christensen will lead campers through an introduction to the world of book arts. Campers will create their own unique collection of journals, accordion books and more while exploring a variety of techniques including paper decorating, paper-making and book binding.

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Day Tripper Programs SUMMER FENN ON THE GO! Our Day Tripper Programs give campers the opportunity to explore fun and interesting places off campus with the same Summer Fenn expectation for excellence! With our professional staff providing guidance and supervision, campers experience a wide variety of exciting attractions that New England has to offer. A made-to-order bag lunch, drink and snack are provided by Summer Fenn daily.

Day Tripper Naturalist “ Summer Fenn is well run with counselors who really care and I love that they provide lunch and snack, even on Day Trippers! This is the best camp our kids have ever been to!”

Ages 9-12: One-week program (weeks 5, 6, 7)

This program is sure to please any nature lover! Each week our knowledgeable staff will guide campers through a variety of awesome explorations focused on the diversity of habitats and ecosystems around New England. By participating in a mix of experiential, hands-on activities, campers will discover, learn and gain an appreciation of our natural world while having tons of outdoor fun.

Sample naturalist Adventures Since we are always looking for new places to go and sites to see, our final destinations for each week may differ from those on the sample list. Prior to camp you will receive a detailed schedule of each week’s day trips.

Parent of 3rd and 7th grade campers

Week 5

July 21-25

Week 6

July 28 – August 1

Week 7

August 4-8

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Purgatory Chasm Forest Ecosystems and Geology

Middlesex Fells Forest Ecosystems

Leominster State Forest Forest Ecosystems

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Canoeing - Sudbury River Riparian and Fresh Water Ecosystems

Kayaking - Ipswich River Riparian and Fresh Water Ecosystems

Canoeing-Concord River Riparian and Fresh Water Ecosystems

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Cape Ann Whale Watch Ocean Ecosystems and Marine Biology

Cape Ann Whale Watch Ocean Ecosystems and Marine Biology

Cape Ann Whale Watch Ocean Ecosystems and Marine Biology

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Hike Pack Monadnock Old Growth Forests and Alpine Ecosystems

Hike Blue Hills Reservation Old Growth Forests and Alpine Ecosystems

Hike at Mt. Watatic Old Growth Forests and Alpine Ecosystems

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Tide Pools at Halibut Point Tide Pool and Shore Ecosystems

Odiorne Point State Park Tide Pool and Shore Ecosystems

Plum Island Reservation Tide Pool and Shore Ecosystems

“The counselors helped our son to try new things, build self-confidence and develop friendships. He clearly blossomed over the summer thanks to your caring and nurturing staff!” Parent of 2nd grade camper 11


Day Tripper Programs Day Tripper Adventure Ages 10-13: One-week program (weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) Ages 13-15: One-week program (weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

Experience a variety of recreational activities in our fun-filled Day Tripper Adventure program! Each day campers travel to an exciting destination, exploring new places and having fun at old favorites. Sign up for one week, two weeks or all eight weeks and broaden your horizons!

Sample Adventures Since we are always looking for new places to go and sites to see, our final destinations for each week may differ from those on the sample list. Prior to camp, you will receive a detailed schedule of each week’s day trips.

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June 30 - July 4*

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July 7-11

SkyVenture TD Garden Tour Water Country Rock Spot Beach

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July 14-18

Kimball’s Codzilla 5 Wits/The Hall Water Country Beach

Mel’s Funway Codzilla Checkered Flag Go-Karts Six Flags Beach

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June 23-27

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Mel’s Funway Canobie Lake Park Prudential Skywalk & Pizza Gunstock Mountain Beach

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July 21-25

August 4-8

Kimball’s 5 Wits/The Hall Water Country Fenway Park Tour Beach

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SkyVenture Sky Zone Mel’s Funway White Water Rafting Beach

July 7-11

Codzilla Brownstone Park Urban Adventures Sky Zone Beach

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July 21-25

Rock Spot Codzilla Horseback Riding Six Flags Beach

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August 11-15

Glow Bowling & Pizza Codzilla Beach Six Flags Davis Mega Maze

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August 4-8

Fenway Park Tour SkyVenture Brownstone Park White Water Rafting Beach

NO CAMP

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July 14-18

SkyVenture Duck Tour White Water Rafting Faneuil Hall/Lunch @ Hard Rock Café Beach

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Week 8

Kimball’s Beach Canobie Lake Park Sunapee Mountain Zipline

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June 30 - July 4*

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August 11-15

Urban Adventures Sky Zone Water Country Sunapee Mountain Zipline Beach

* Summer Fenn is closed on Friday, July 4.

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For Your Convenience After camp swimming lessons Ages 5-15

We now offer Red Cross swim lessons after the camp day for an additional cost. Thirty-minute lessons are available Monday through Thursday on a daily or weekly basis. Please complete the online form to register. For more information, please visit our website at www.summerfenn.org.

Extended Day A fun and safe Extended Day program is offered Monday - Friday: AM Care: from 7:30-8:45AM PM Care: from 4:00-6:00PM Campers dropped off earlier than 8:45AM or not picked up by 4:15PM are considered part of Extended Day. An afternoon snack is always provided. Activities are varied and flexible, ranging from recreational swim to arts and crafts. There is a late charge of $5.00 per minute after 6PM.

Drop-in Extended Day Drop-in Extended Day is available at an hourly rate of $15 per child. Please call or email us in advance if your child needs drop in extended day. 

“ Everyone was awesome, all the campers and the counselors!” 5th grade camper

NOTE: There will be NO EXTENDED DAY from 4-6PM on Friday, August 15. Please make arrangements to pick up your camper by 4PM.

Lunch Relax, there is no need to pack a lunch! We understand the importance of providing a hot lunch, complete with salad bar, snacks, and all the fixings for a full camp day. A bag lunch is provided for our Day Trippers. Visit our website to see our weekly lunch menu. No Nuts! For the safety of campers and staff, all of our lunch menu and snack items are peanut and tree nut safe. We do not serve peanut butter or food products containing peanuts or tree nuts. We supply alternatives such as cream cheese or sunflower butter. If your child has any special dietary needs or concerns, please contact the Camp Director.

Transportation Transportation is available at convenient pickup and drop-off points for an additional charge. Campers will ride buses operated by a local independent company and each bus will be monitored by a Summer Fenn staff member. To enroll, complete and return the Transportation Registration Form with full payment. Stop locations and fees are listed on the Transportation Form as well as our website.

Carpool Another option is our extremely successful carpool list. To add yourself to the list, simply indicate your interest upon registration and your information will be shared with other interested families on the carpool list.

Open Houses Please join us for one of our many Open House events for 2014! Sunday February 9 2-4pm Saturday March 1 2-4pm Sunday March 23 2-4pm Saturday April 12 2-4pm Can’t make it to an Open House? Tours are available at Summer Fenn year round. To arrange a personal tour please contact the camp office. phone: 978.318.3614 Web: www.summerfenn.org

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Information & Registration Registration Information All registrations are processed on a first-come first-served basis in the order that they are received. All registrations must be completed and accompanied by a nonrefundable $50 per week, per child deposit.

Changes We make every effort to accommodate changes dependent upon availability. Please contact the camp office via email or phone to make any changes. Waitlist Once a session has reached its maximum enrollment we begin a waitlist for that specific program and session. There is no cost to be on a waitlist. If an opening becomes available, families are contacted in the order in which they are added to the waitlist.

How to Register Online: Log onto our website www.summerfenn. org. Click onto the Registration page. Follow the instructions for completing your registration form and payment information. By Mail: Download the registration form from our website and mail in with deposit. Once a registration is received you will receive an email confirmation. Subsequent information will be sent via email or mail depending on how you would like to receive camp information.

Financial Aid Limited Aid is available and awarded on the basis of demonstrated need. Please contact the Camp Director, Beth Johns-Thomas for more information.

Tuition and Fees For all our programs tuition includes lunch, snacks, t-shirt, field trip admissions, and program related supplies. All balances must be paid in full by May 1, 2014. For registrations after May 1, full payment must accompany registration. Registration is ongoing until a specific program or session is full. SFDC accepts Visa, MasterCard and checks payable to Summer Fenn Day Camp. All credit card payments must be entered online by the family registering for camp.

Friend Request We try to accommodate each camper’s request to be with friends; however our main concern is to provide a well-balanced group experience for everyone. To do this, we need to first consider grade, age, gender and maximum group size. List your request upon registration and make sure your friend lists you as well. Health and Medical Information As required by Massachusetts state law, each camper must have on file a completed physical as well as a current record of immunizations from his/her physician. SFDC requires that all campers have on file: n Completed Health History Form n Completed and signed Emergency Authorization and Waiver Form n Copy of physical dated on or after June 23, 2012 and signed by a Doctor or Nurse practitioner n Copy of their immunization records There is a registered nurse on-site daily and many of our staff are certified in First Aid and CPR. To ensure a positive camp experience it is critical to share any information regarding your camper’s social, emotional and physical well-being. Please contact the Director to discuss any concerns you may have.

Refunds Any monies paid toward the balance of a program are refundable up until one week prior to the start of the program, less the $50 deposit. The cancellation must be put in writing and submitted to the camp director. Balances may be transferred to another program, based on availability, or applied to another immediate family member, based on availability. Discounts 8 Week Discount-Campers enrolled in all eight weeks of camp are entitled to a 5% discount off the total cost of selected programs. Sibling Discount-Families with more than one camper attending 5 or more weeks are entitled to a 5% sibling discount off the second, third and so on. The sibling discount is applied to the lower priced tuition.

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American Camp Association (ACA) Massachusetts Camping Association (MCA) Association of Independent Camps (AIC)

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National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE) Association for Experiential Education (AEE )

It is the policy of The Fenn School and Summer Fenn to maintain a camp environment that is free from discrimination and to conduct its practices, programs, financial aid policies and other camp-administrative programs solely on the basis of an individual’s merit, qualifications and abilities. The Fenn School and Summer Fenn do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. Summer Fenn complies with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and is licensed by the local board of health (105 CMR 430.190,C).

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Summer Fenn Day Camp 516 Monument Street, Concord, MA 01742-1894 Phone: 978-318-3614 Fax: 978-318-3683 Email: summercamp@fenn.org www.summerfenn.org

It’s all about the Summer Fenn experience.

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