Summer 2021 Offerings

Safety is the name of the game this summer! We will be following all community and state guidelines for group sizes, social distancing, PPE as well as cleaning and sanitizing. The safety and health of our campers and staff is of the utmost importance to us, so please know that camp will look a little different this summer as we navigate the world of summer fun in the time of COVID-19.

This summer we will have 4 different camp offerings:

  • Preschool Camp
  • Club LA (formerly known at LA Day)
  • Double the Fun Camps
  • Specialty Camps

Important information for Summer 2021:

  • Camp will be open from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.
  • Our Active Drop off car line begins at 8:30 AM. We ask that all campers are at camp by 9:00 AM.
  • Our Active Pick up car line dismissal begins at 4:00 PM. We end active pick up at 4:30 PM.
  • Due to Covid-19 protocols we are unable to mix groups of campers. Because of this we are unable to offer AM and PM Care this year.
  • This summer, we will not be providing lunch Monday – Thursday. Every Friday will be a special Pizza Friday.
  • We will still be providing individually packed snacks twice a day for all full day campers (once for half-day campers.)
  • Free Swim is offered for all full day campers. Staff will have non-swimming activities to campers to do poolside if they do not wish to swim.
  • Group swim lessons will not be provided during the camp day this year for campers older than 4. Our Preschool Campers will still have swim lessons each day. Our 5 & 6 year campers will have structured swimming time that will be lifeguard and swim instructor lead.
  • Those who wish to have private or semi-private swim lessons before or after camp, may sign up for them separately.

Club LA – Ages 5 – 15

Club LA is our new version of “traditional” day camp for 2021 with a variety of activities ranging from sports and games to arts and crafts to swimming and STEAM challenges. We like to think of it as a little something for everyone!  Small groups will stay together as a unit throughout the day and for the entire week. 

Club LA units will be created based on age and will be limited to numbers to maximize safety and to follow all regulations.

Depending on ages, groups will range from 8-10 campers with 2 staff. 

Units will move together throughout each day participating in a variety of activities each day. Each days schedule will vary allowing all campers to experience everything we have to offer. We have sample schedules below:

Preschool Camp
(3 & 4 years old)

LA Day Preschool Camp is the perfect summer camp option for our youngest campers! Preschool campers get a taste of what it’s like to be a “big kid” at camp! With our low camper to staff ratios (3:1), a dedicated Preschool Camp Director, staff who are all college students or older and have backgrounds and experience in early childhood education, our campers safety and FUN are our top priorities! All preschool campers are lead through a variety of age-appropriate activities – from music and movement to arts and crafts, nature walks and science experiments, each day is an adventure at camp! Daily swim lessons with our dedicated pool staff of swim instructors and lifeguards are also part of each day!

Important for 2021: We are offering half day and full day options. Half day will NOT include lunch and campers will need to be picked up by 12:00 Noon. You can choose between 5 day camp and 3 day (M, W, F) camp. The two groups will not mix, so the days of the week for 3 day attendance is not able to be switched. Thank you for understanding.

A typical Preschool Camp Day looks like:

8:30 – 9:00 AM – Arrival & Parent check in
9:00 – 9:15 AM – Morning circle for welcomes, introductions, schedule, etc
9:15 – 9:30 AM – bathroom trip and ready for pool
9:40 – 10:15 AM – Swim Lessons
10:15 – 10:45 AM – Change and snack!
10:45 – 11:30 AM – Hands on group Activity (art, science, nature walk, physical activity – each day will be something different so our 1/2 day campers can experience a variety of different activities
11:30 – 11:45 AM – Clean up, bathroom, and 1/2 day campers pack up and begin walk to pick up area.
12:00 PM – 1/2 day camper Pick up and parent check ins
11:45 – 12:45 PM – Lunch for full day campers
12:45 – 1:30 PM – Quiet time/story time
1:30 – 2:15 PM – Hands on group Activity (different from the AM)
2:15 – 3:00 PM – Clean up, bathroom and snack
3:00 – 3:40 PM – Hands on Group Activity (different from AM and 1st PM activity)
3:40 – 4:00 PM – clean up, pack up, bathroom and head to pick up location
4:00 – 4:30 PM – full day camper pick up and parent check ins

DOUBLE THE FUN CAMPS

Double the Fun is just that – double the amount of Summer at LA fun!  Double the Fun camps allow a camper to dive deeper into an area that they love each morning, while also still enjoying our Club LA day camp.  At Double the Fun camps, about 3 hours of each day is spent in their specialty – ie:  Baking, Cooking, Nature & Orienteering, Basketball, Soccer, Summer Spa and more!  After lunch, campers, remaining in the same group as the morning, will participate in Club LA daily activities (for example: Archery, Creative Arts, Nerf Battle, STEAM, Nature hikes, etc.) Free swim is always an option each afternoon.

New this year! We’re offering half day camp options this year. You are able to sign up for Club LA or Double the Fun’s and only attend for half a day. Half day campers get picked up between 11:45 and 12 noon each day and does not include lunch or swimming.

Summer 2021 Double the Fun Offerings:

All Sport:
Ages 9-15
Week 2 (June 28 – July 2, 2021)*
Week 7 (August 2 – 6, 2021)
Week 8 (August 9 – 13, 2021)

For the die hard sports fanatic who just loves any and all sports. Each day will bring a new sport or two that campers will participate in. From traditional team sports like soccer and basketball to more non-traditional sports like flag football, floor hockey, ultimate frisbee, and more!

Artist Workshop *NEW*
Ages 5-8
Week 4 (July 12 – 16, 2021) – Ages 7-8
Week 8 (August 9 – 13, 2021) – Ages 5-8

This new Double the Fun is for all aspiring artists! Campers will be introduced to a different famous artist each day – think Picasso, Warhol, Kahlo, Banksy – and learn a new technique to re-create or re-imagine a famous masterpiece. Creativity and friendships are sure to abound! No prior art experience necessary.

Creative Kids *NEW*
Ages 7 – 10
Week 7 (August 2 – 6, 2021)
Does your kiddo love to make things? This Double the Fun is not your average arts and crafts class, as campers will have the chance to dive deeper and spend more time on bigger, out of the box projects. Maybe a hand knit blanket, a flower crown, string art, dream catchers, mandalas or succulent planters could make the list – all things your creative, hands on, art camper will enjoy creating.

Culinary Fun:
Ages 9 – 15
Week 1 (June 21 – 25, 2021) – Ages 9-11
Week 2* (June 28-July 2, 2021) – Ages 12-15

Week 3 (July 5 – 9, 2021) – Ages 12-15
Week 4 (July 12 – 16, 2021) – Ages 9-11
Week 5 (July 19 – 23, 2021) – Ages 9-11
Week 6 (July 26 – 30, 2021) – Ages 12-15

Culinary Fun merges together our cooking and baking double the fun camps! Emerging culinary artists, this is the specialty track for you! The amount we create is amazing. Bread from scratch, tacos, pulled pork, and even try your hand at homemade pizza! You will certainly never go home hungry! Have a sweet tooth? You’ll pair your savory creations with a delicious dessert and learn tricks of the trade from our professionally trained Cooking Director! *We can only accommodate nut allergies.

Dek Hockey: **NEW**
Ages 9 – 15
Week 6 (July 26 – 30, 2021)
Campers will learn the essentials of Raymond Leclerc to become the best dek hockey player! From stick handling, proper passing and shooting techniques, correct defensive positioning to learning basic plays, campers adrenaline will be pumping! Campers will be playing multiple games and tournaments throughout the week leading up to the First Annual Summer at LA Spartan Cup n the last day!

Summer Spa:
Ages 9-15
Week 6 (July 26 – 30, 2021) – Ages 9 – 11
Week 8 (August 9 – 13, 2021) – Ages 12 -15
Have you ever wondered what goes into products such as body scrubs, lotions, perfumes, facial masks and even candles? We will use every day items to create these products and learn about their natural chemical components and how they help our skin, health, etc. It’s time to understand the chemistry behind our favorite products and then create them!

Introduction to Lacrosse *NEW*
Coed Ages 5-8
Week 5 (July 19 – 23, 2021)
Does your athlete want more coaching, direction, and playing time on the field? Each day of this lacrosse program will be spent diving into the skills of the game through a variety of drills and activities. All skill levels welcome. This will be a great introduction to the basics of lacrosse for younger players! Campers will be appropriately grouped by age and ability. Campers will need their own lacrosse stick (gender specific) and a mouth guard.

Robotics Sampler *NEW*
Ages 5-11
Week 1 (June 21 – 25, 2021) – Ages 5-8
Week 2* (June 28-July 2, 2021) – Ages 7-11

A half day version of our Full day Robotics camps. This is a great introduction to the world of LEGO MINDSTORMS education EV3 sets and software. Campers will experience teamwork, creativity and friendships from day one!


Art Explorers:
Ages 12 – 15
Week 5 (July 19 – 23, 2021)
Week 7 (August 2 – 6, 2021)

Come explore different styles and types of art.  Ceramics, pottery, water colors, oil paints, mixed media, and more!  Art Explorers will be guided by an art instructor, but will follow the direction of the campers and their level of interests in different forms of art and creating!  Not your everyday arts and crafts!

Basketball:
Ages 5 -15
Week 4 (July 12 – 16, 2021) – Ages 5-8
Week 5 (July 19 – 23, 2021) – Ages 9-15
Want more coaching, direction and playing on the court? Each day will be spent diving into the skills of the game through a variety of drills and game play. Campers will be in groups based on age and playing ability. All levels are welcome!  Our skilled coaching staff includes High School and College Basketball Coaches, as well as current Lawrence Academy Varsity Basketball Players and current college level players.

Minecraft:
Ages 7 – 11
Week 7 (August 2 – 6, 2021)
Week 8 (August 9 – 13, 2021)
Ready to build a world of your own? Our team introduces a brand new group server that allows cool building and team design work on brand new castles. Tips for game play and individual character work all allow Minecraft to be an even cooler experience. Research shows some benefits of Minecraft are engaging campers in STEM fields such as coding, video game design and development, as well as navigating their own creativity.

Nature & Orienteering:
Ages 7 – 11
Week 6 (July 26 – 30, 2021)
Take to the beautiful outdoors and go explore the enormous campus we sit on!  From learning how to read a map to using a compass; identifying different trees, plants and insects as well as spotting as many different species of birds known in Massachusetts. Learn to tie knots, pitch a tent, make a solar oven, and more!

Soccer:
Ages 7 – 15
Week 1 (June 21 – 25, 2021) – Ages 7-11
Week 3 (July 5 – 9, 2021) – Ages 9 – 15

It’s time to bend it like Beckham, and bring your skills to the pitch! Open to all skill levels, this camp will include skill based groups working on footwork, shooting, passing, kicking and more.  You’ll then be able to take what you have learned and bring it on the field for scrimmages.

Digital Photography: **NEW**
Ages 12 – 15
Week 1 (June 21 – 25, 2021)
Week 8 (August 9 – 13, 2021)
Is your camper obsessed with taking photos? Double the Fun Photography is for you then! Where fun and creativity are tops on our list, campers will learn photographic knowledge and get inspired! Campers will learn how to operate their camera and use it to take the photos they want. From abstract, still life, landscape, and portraiture, to learning to keep a close eye on technical qualities such as grain, saturation and contrast; campers will embark on a photographic journey sure to wow their friends and family.

Lego Masters *NEW*
Ages 5-8
Week 3 (July 5 – 9, 2021)
Week 7 (August 2 – 6, 2021)
Lego enthusiasts, this one’s for you! Each day, a new build challenge will keep little minds sharp. Campers will also have time to create and share their own Lego masterpieces while connecting with friends over their unique ideas and love of Legos!

Sugar Cookie Decorating *NEW*
Ages 12-15
Week 4 (July 12 -16, 2021)
Week 7 (August 2 – 6, 2021)

Have you ever wondered how people are able to create such intricate art on a cookie? Although fun to do, it is not as easy as it looks! Campers will spend this double the fun learning how to make royal icing and how to pipe, flood and decorate sugar cookies until they look too good to eat!

SPECIALTY CAMPS

Specialty Camps at Summer at LA are week long, FULL day camps that focus on a specific theme. From Robotics and Marine Science to Adventure and Service camps, each week is bound to challenge you in new and exciting ways.

Robotics Camps

Explore the limitless world of robotics and engineering working hands-on with our LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 sets and software. LEGO’s intuitive drag-and-drop programming and the endless possibilities of their building system, campers will experience teamwork, creativity and friendships from day one.

This year we’ll be offering 4 weeks of full day camps and 2 weeks of “taster” Double the Fun robotics camps for campers to try it out without making a full day commitment to robotics!

Robotics Full Day Camps
Week 3 (July 5 – 9, 2021) – Ages 7-11
Week 4 (July 12 – 16, 2021) – Ages 9-11

Robotics Jr. Full Day Camps
Week 5 (July 19 – 23, 2021) – Ages 7-8
Week 6 (July 26 – 30, 2021) – Ages 5-8

Advanced Robotics Full Day Camp
Week 4 (July 12 – 16, 2021) – Ages 12-15

Double the Fun Robotics Samplers:
Week 1 (June 21 – 25, 2021) – Ages 5-8
Week 2* (June 28 – July 2, 2021) – Ages 7-11
*camp will close early on Friday July 2, 2021. We will close at 1:00 PM

Adventure Trip Camps (Ages 10 – 15)

We are unable to run our Adventure Trip Camps for Summer 2021. We look forward to when we’ll be able to run them again in 2022!

An array of amazing activities await our campers on each week of Adventure Trip Camps! Each day a new adventure awaits as we travel to exciting destinations! Snacks, meals, entrance fees and the occasional treats are included.

**Please note: All proposed trip itineraries are subject to change based on weather conditions, facility availability, and other factors. We will do our best to adhere to the proposed schedule of each Trip Camp program. Occasionally, a trip will require an early drop off or late pick up, which will be communicated well in advance.

Adventure Trip Camps are offered the following weeks:
Week 3 (July 6 – 10, 2020)
Week 4 (July 13 – 17, 2020)
Week 5 (July 20 – 24, 2020)
Week 6 (July 27 – 31, 2020)
Week 7 (August 3 – 7, 2020)


Each weeks trips are planned around a broad theme. Below you will find the weekly “themes” for each week of Everyday Adventure Camp as well as a sample schedule of what each week might look like. The trip schedule is subject to change and will be communicated to families when/if that happens. *please note some trips require early departure and/or late arrival. Siblings of Everyday Adventure campers are extended free AM and/or PM care when their sibling has an early and/or late arrival/departure

Marine Science Exploration (Ages 10 – 15)

We are unable to run our Marine Science Exploration camp for Summer 2021. We look forward to when we’ll be able to run it again in 2022!

Through field trips and hands-on activities, campers will become marine biologists! With Lawrence Academy science faculty and marine scientist Steve Engstrom, we will explore the local coasts to learn about everything from plankton and lobsters to seals and whales. Campers will collect creatures for our saltwater aquarium back in our lab to observe and investigate during the week. We will get a behind-the-scenes tour of a local aquarium and science center and get to see humpbacks feeding on a whale watching trip. Campers will get their hands wet this summer while pursuing their passion for the ocean.

Week 2 (June 29 – July 3, 2020)
Week 8 (August 10 – 14, 2020)

New England Fishing Academy (Ages 8 – 15)

We are unable to run our New England Fishing Academy for Summer 2021. We look forward to when we’ll be able to run them again in 2022!

New England Fishing Academy provides young people between the ages of 8 and 15 with the opportunity to gain a greater love and appreciation for the outdoors through a unique and hands on fishing experience. 

Looking for something new for your child?  The New England Fishing Academy is perfect for any child who loves the outdoors and fishing or who expresses an interest in wanting  to learn and try it out. They will not only have a great time, but they will learn  from professional educators who are experts in coaching and teaching children. We educate, develop and give the confidence that every child needs to enjoy the great outdoors!

Week 4 (July 13 – 17, 2020): Fresh Water Fishing Academy
Ages 8-15 (Monday thru Thursday; 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM).  Must be able to swim. We provide all of the tackle, and life jackets. We will provide anything your child needs to be successful and learn to fish.
*At the time of registration, there is an add on to extend your day until 4:00 PM for a small additional fee.

Week 9 (August 17 – 21, 2020): Advanced Fishing Academy
Ages 8-15  (Monday thru Thursday; 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM).  Must be able to swim.  Please note that this is an advanced session and prior fishing experience is required. We will meet on the campus of Lawrence Academy in Groton, MA.  The freshwater fishing will include fly fishing and the use of a float tube (all will be provided).