A Guide to 2018 Area Summer Camps
Brooks School Summer Programs
Established in 1971, Brooks School Summer Programs has earned the reputation as New England’s leader in summer programs. The historic 251-acre campus on the shores of Lake Cochichewick in North Andover bustles with young campers, academically focused students, aspiring leaders, young robotic engineers and computer programmers. More than just a summer camp, Brooks is the flexible option offering day camp, summer school, STEM opportunities, computer-based camps, and teen leadership development. In addition to extended day services, convenient transportation throughout the Merrimack Valley and North Shore makes Brooks the perfect option to accommodate working parents and busy schedules. Summer programs operate from June 25 through August 17, 2018, with various session start and end dates. Whether you choose to spend one or all eight weeks, children ages 4–18 create memories and partake in life-changing experiences. Be part of this 47-year tradition. Your summer begins at Brooks.
North Andover, Mass. l (978) 725-6253 l Summer.BrooksSchool.org
Founded by the Loscutoff family in 1964, Camp Evergreen has rustic country charm to spare. In addition to being surrounded by nearly 3,000 acres of beautiful state forest, the 53-year-old Andover community linchpin rests where an old farm once was — and its buildings are still in use by the camp today. If your kids have some trouble “unplugging,” this is the place for them: with ponds, marshes and woods to explore on all sides, they won’t have time to think about cell phones or video games. Of course, they’ll also get to enjoy a whole host of traditional camp activities including arts and crafts, drama, woodshop, horseback riding, boating … and more sports than you can shake a stick at! Plus, daily Red Cross swimming lessons from trained water safety instructors ensure your little ones are right at home in the camp’s two huge pools. Perhaps best of all, you can rest assured knowing that the camp’s 1:5 staff-to-camper ratio is among the best in the region.
Andover, Mass. l (978) 475-2502 l CampEvergreen.com
Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s Young Company
MRT’s Young Company is a professional theatre training program for high school students interested in all aspects of performing arts and new play development as a career. Nationally recognized playwrights, actors, and directors will work closely with students to develop their own voice in their scripts and learn about performing improv, musical theatre, and modern approaches to acting and auditioning. Young Company is designed to prepare students for college theatre programs and careers in the field. Students of all experience levels welcome! Summer program: For students entering grades 9–12, July 16 – August 3, Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.
Lowell, Mass. l (978) 654-7567 l MRT.org/YoungCompany