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Summer Enrichment Course Descriptions

2018 Summer Enrichment Course Information

Summer Enrichment Courses at SUMMER@GUS run for half days, either as a morning or afternoon session. Make any day a FULL day by adding on the morning or afternoon Camp Stay option! Camp Stay is just $210 per week with mornings starting at 8:30 a.m. and afternoons starting at noon with pick-up by 4:30 p.m.


June 25 – June 29 - COMPLETE!


July 9 – July 13 - COMPLETE!


July 16th – 20th REGISTER TODAY!

Backyard Growers (ages 6-9) Cost: $235  9:00 a.m. to Noon 
Lead Facilitator: Backyard Growers (

Spend a week this summer growing, harvesting, and cooking food right in the gardens at Glen Urquhart! Every day, we'll explore a different part of growing food from the soil and everything living in it to seeds, pollinators, and what plants need to grow. Enjoy the gorgeous weather AND learn to make delicious healthy snacks all while learning how to grow food and how our food system works in Cape Ann and beyond!

Scratch Programming (ages 8 - 11) Cost: $240  9:00 a.m. to Noon 
Facilitator: Beth Riley (GUS Director of Technology)

With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations and share your creations with others in the online community. Scratch programming helps young people to think creatively, reason systematically and work collaboratively - essential skills for life in the 21st century. Block coding can also be used with Scratch JR and several robotic devices. Scratch is a project of the LifeLong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab.

Being Animals (ages 4-7) Cost: $200  9:00 a.m. to Noon  
Lead Facilitator: Kestrel Educational Adventures (

Experience the world through the eyes, ears, nose and paws of a different animal each morning. Start the morning with animal stories at our meeting circle, then begin the day's ramblings. Search the woods and wetlands for food that animal might eat, learn to move like the animal, and make a nest or a den. Follow tracks and signs, and see if we can find and observe the animals themselves!

We learn about local animals by imagining we are those animals. The morning is filled with wild explorations, games, challenges, stories, and a bit of free play. We might walk like a raccoon and learn to catch small fish, learn to be alert like deer, or hide our nests like finches. Each day holds surprise and wonder.


July 30th – August 3rd  REGISTER TODAY!

Awesome Animation! (ages 7-9) Cost: $240  9:00 a.m. to Noon 
Lead Facilitator: Laura Doyle (GUS Lower School Faculty)

Have you ever wanted to make your own animated movie? Have you ever made a fun story using your LEGOs, clay, Playmobil toys, or drawing pictures? In this course, we will use real movie-making techniques to film our own short animated movies. We will learn about story boarding and stop-motion animation, making our own movies!

Games Galore! (ages 10-13) Cost: $225  9:00 a.m. to Noon 
Lead Facilitator: Colin Flynn (Summer@GUS Activity Specialist)

Have fun with friends enjoy a wide variety of creative games! Colin is a camp favorite when it comes to bringing fun to program! The list is long...survivor, GAGA, whiffle ball, frisbee challenge, sardines, archery, soccer fun, basketball, and more! If you like to move...this program is for you!

Registration Information

Register today for SUMMER@GUS online at our website Once you have an account, you can register for all of Glen Urquhart School’s auxiliary programs, including SUMMER@GUS, vacation programs, and our after school GUS+ community programs. When you register, you will be asked for a $100 deposit for each week you are enrolling your camper. All discounts will be applied by the director of auxiliary, and you will be alerted by an email with an updated invoice. All balances must be paid in full by June 1st. If space is available, campers may register after June 1st but will not be eligible for discounts.

For any cancellations after May 1st, we will retain the $100 weekly deposit. After June 1st, there are no refunds for cancellations.

If you need to change your weeks or switch a program, we are happy to try to accommodate you. Please email Nancy with any requests at

Extended Care and transportation services can be added at any time.

For more information or to take a tour of GUS, please contact Director of Auxilliary Programs, Nancy Hartmann at 978-927-1064, ext. 131 or