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Outback Summer Program

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Online enrollment for the 2024 Outback Program is now open and spots are still available!

Outback is 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. Outback is for rising Kindergarteners (must be 5 years old by start of the program) through rising 6th graders. Families register by session (regular day from 8:30am-3:00pm) and may add an extended day option (3-5:45pm) for an additional fee. 

Our Staff is led by a strong leadership team with expertise in child development, health and safety, curriculum development, family communication, and supporting positive social-emotional growth in children. The teaching team is a dynamic and diverse group of artists, dancers, athletes, musicians, and childcare specialists with skills in everything from printmaking to soccer, committed to building relationships with children, leading a range of engaging activities, and providing an overall fun, welcoming, supportive environment that allows children to explore their interests, make friends, learn new things, and have a great summer experience. All staff are CPR/First Aid certified and participate in a rigorous orientation. The teaching staff is supported by high school Mayor’s Youth students, and middle school Counselors in Training.

Curriculum/Activities Outback curriculum is tailored to the interests of the children in the program and provides plenty of opportunities for children to choose their own activities, flex their creativity, and spend time with peers. We offer several activity periods each day called “choices” and children get to choose their activities. Typical choice offerings include a mix of structured activities such as sports and games, ceramics, visual arts, performance arts, and the more care-free summer activities like playing in the sandbox, running through the sprinkler, reading, crafts, and more!

2024 Session Dates

Week 1 – July 1st-5th (closed July 4th)
Week 2- July 8th-12th 
Week 3 – July 15th-19th
Week 4 – July 22nd-26th
Week 5 – July 29th-August 2nd
Week 6 – August 5th-9th
Week 7 – August 12th-16th
Week 8 – August 19th-23rd (reduced capacity)*

*Our program will unfortunately not have access to the Baldwin school during the week of August 19th, and we will be enrolling at a reduced capacity for this week only.

Field Trips and Special Events There will be weekly beach trips to Singing Beach in Manchester-by-the-Sea, except for weeks 1 and 8, a mix of other field trips and on site special events throughout the summer.

Outback beach trips are highly organized to ensure safety and fun for everyone, and were a favorite part of Outback for many over the years! These trips are staffed by our teachers, CITs, Mayor’s Youth and Site Directors, and in the past we’ve also had parents volunteer as chaperones. We have also either hired someone with or sponsored one of our teachers to obtain lifeguard certification. Outbackers are closely supervised in the water and on the sand. We create clear barriers of cones and rope and even human barriers in the water, to make sure all students stay within eyesight of an adult. Learn more about Outback beach trips here.

Questions? Contact us:
617.349.6287 x206

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