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Vacation Break Programs

April Vacation Break Program for K-6 Kids

Tuesday through Friday, April 17-20
Join us for one day or all week! Open to the greater North Shore community.

FUN@GUS Daily Adventures, Grades K-6, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CHECK OUT OUR AWESOME DAILY SCHEDULE!
Every day we will enjoy different activities across the GUS nature trails, makerspace, art studios, and gymnasium including outdoor adventures, science explorations, games, arts, cooking, and more! Friends from across the North Shore community - independent schools or home schoolers - are welcome to join us!

  • High staff:camper ratio and small group sizes 
  • Program facilitators are GUS faculty and college-age students
  • $280 or $80 per day
  • Programs run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with Extended Care available 
  • Children will bring a lunch and we will provide snacks
  • Registration deadline: April 6

Please contact Nancy Hartmann, Director of Auxiliary Programs at 978-927-1064 ext. 131 or to arrange any Extended Care needs or with any questions.

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April Vacation Break Program for Pre-K Children

The World Around Us–Tuesday through Friday, April 17-20 
Join us for one day or all week! Open to the greater North Shore community.

The World Around us is a is a drop-off program, designed for children between the ages of 3 and 5 years old. Each day we will enjoy being explorers, playing games, singing, reading books, and making new friends. Get out your magnifying lenses and prepare to get your hands dirty while we take a closer look at the world around us. Together will set out as scientists and adventurers, using our senses, our observational skills, and our ever-present curiosity to investigate and explore! We will ask ourselves: what can we see, smell, hear, and feel on the GUS campus? What do we find interesting? What do we have questions about?  What do we already know, and what do we want to know? We will visit many sites on campus in our quest to uncover the mysteries of the natural world. From the nature trail and wetlands, to the greenhouse, the school library, art studio, and makerspaces, we will conduct hands-on research, and discover many ways to express our questions, ideas, and findings. Along the way we will make our own maps, draw and label pictures of the places we've visited, write stories about our journey, make charts and graphs to track what we've learned, and see if we can find new and creative ways to share our findings with the GUS community. 

  • Our staff to child ratio will be 1:4 
  • Children must be fully toilet trained and able to advocate for themselves and participate in a full, active day.
  • $280 for $80 per day  
  • Children will bring a lunch and we will provide snacks 
  • The program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with Extended Care available 
  • Registration deadline: April 6 

Please contact Emily Rabinowitz-Buchanan, Director of Preschool at 978-927-1064 ext. 170 or with any questions.

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Interested in working at vacation programs? We are always looking for qualified staff! Learn more.

SUMMER@GUS Camp Showcase for Pre-K to age 13

Try out a day of SUMMER@GUS camp on Patriots' Day! Open to the Greater North Shore Community.

Join us Monday, April 16, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for a SUMMER@GUS Showcase Day! "Campers" age 3.5 to 13 will get a chance to try out a day at "summer" camp and will rotate through a variety of age-appropriate activities including an outdoor adventure, crafts, games, movement, archery, plus an option to swim at Gordon College's pool. This is a great opportunity to reconnect with camp buddies or introduce a friend to SUMMER@GUS. Cost is $30 per camper.  

SUMMER@GUS will be held on Monday, April 16, at 74 Hart Street, in Beverly Farms, from 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Register to let us know you're coming!