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Outback Summer Program

Licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC).

Registration for Summer 2020 will open online March 1st, 2020. Families can receive alerts about enrollment opening via email. Interested families should sign up to receive email updates by selecting the Children’s Programs General Interest list hereContact our Registration Coordinator to learn more about financial aid opportunities.

Tuition Rates and Policies

Financial Aid

Outback is open to rising Junior K through 6th Graders. Families register by the week for care from 8:30am-3:00pm. Daily extended day options may be limited, so families interested in extending their child’s day to 5:30pm should enroll in Outback Extended Day.

Our Staff Many summer teachers are recruited from our afterschool programs. Our staff is first aid and CPR certified and made up of artists, dancers, athletes, musicians, and childcare specialists with skills in everything from printmaking to soccer. Morning specialists will guide students in deepening their appreciation and skill level in dance, sports, drama, ceramics, and other visual arts.

Teachers are assisted by youth from the Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Program and the Cambridge Mayor’s Youth Program.

Our Programs We provide a high-quality summer experience for families who value creativity, culture, and community. We specialize in building community through creative explorations and strive to strike the perfect balance of structure and freedom for a safe yet fun summer.

Our Space Outback runs programming in the backyard of 20 Sacramento Street and classrooms in the Maria L. Baldwin School in Cambridge. Our backyard includes a sandbox with water component, play structure, bocce ball court, an adjustable basketball hoop, and a cement four-square court.

Outback also uses Sacramento Field (across the street) and Alden Park (Tot Lot, down the block) for sports and play. Outback also uses the 3D and ceramics studios in the state of the art Maud Morgan Arts Center.

Choices, Choices, Choices! Outback is a choice-based program allowing children to pursue their interests and make decisions about how they want to spend their day. Teachers present their activities during community meetings and children can then decide which choice most inspires them. On Mondays, children choose clubs that meet every morning for that week. Clubs give more time for teachers and Outbackers to delve deeper into the chosen focus and work on ongoing projects.

Daily Schedule at Outback

July Program Calendar TBD

August Program Calendar TBD

Weekly Schedule for Summer 2020 Program

Week 1 June 29-July 2 (Closed July 3rd in Observance of Holiday)
Week 2 July 6-10
Week 3 July 13-17
Week 4 July 20-24
Week 5 July 27-31
Week 6 August 3-7
Week 7 August 10-14
Week 8 August 17-21
Week 9 August 24-28

Field Trips and Special Events On Thursdays Outbackers visit a local beach to spend the day enjoying the sun and the sand. Other trips for specific age groups often include visits to museums, parks, farmers markets. We also bring guests, shows, and exhibits to Outback.

Contact the Outback Summer Program
Andrea Breen, Director of Children’s Programs
617.349.6287 x11

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