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Outback Summer Program

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

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

The staff is trained every year in both first aid and CPR. Teachers are assisted by youth from the Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Program and the Cambridge Mayor’s Youth Program.

1st-6th Grade Outback Summer Program

Kindergarten Outback Summer Program

Tuition Rates and Policies

Financial Aid

1st-6th Grade Outback Summer Program Children entering 1st-6th Grade in the fall of 2019 are eligible for this program. Outback Summer Program provides a high-quality summer experience for families who value creativity, culture, and community. We specialize in building community through creative explorations. We strive to strike the perfect balance of structure of freedom for a safe yet fun summer.

Our Space Outback takes place in the backyard of the historic ABC building located at 20 Sacramento Street 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. The Maria L. Baldwin school is our location during rainy or hot weather, where we have use of the community room (includes a kitchen), gym, several classrooms, and cafeteria. Outback will continue the use of the 3D and ceramics studios in the state of the art Maud Morgan Arts Center.

Daily Schedule at Outback

Weekly Schedule for Summer 2019 Program

Week 1 July 1- July 5 (closed on Independence Day July 4)
Week 2 July 8 – July 12
Week 3 July 15- July 19
Week 4 July 22- July 26
Week 5 July 29- August 2
Week 6 August 5- August 9
Week 7 August 12- August 16
Week 8 August 19- August 23

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.

* Free swim is a popular choice that typically happens once a week after lunch. Students and their teachers walk to the War Memorial Pool.

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 Questions? Contact Andrea Breen, Director of Children’s Programs, at (617) 349-6287 x11 or abreen@agassiz.org.

Kindergarten (K) Outback Summer Program Children who are 4 years old by March 31st, 2019 are eligible to attend Kindergarten Outback. Our staff is sensitive to the fact that this may be your child’s first summer program experience. Activity times are age-appropriate and rest time is built into the day.

Our Space The K Program shares the backyard at 20 Sacramento with the rising 1st through 6th Graders. The indoor classroom space in our building offers a quieter, air-conditioned space.

Contact the Kindergarten Outback Summer Program Contact Samantha Eaton, Early Education Site Director, at (617) 349-6287 x14 or seaton@agassiz.org.

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