KC Xtreme Summer Program 2021 (Grades 6-8)
Kids’ Corner offers multiple exciting programs during the summer, including our regular Kids’ Corner Summer Program (K-5) and KC Xtreme for Middle School students (completed grades 6-8), with the final week also open to rising 6th graders.
Kids’ Corner’s Summer Program upholds the same safe, engaging, caring and values-driven environment, coupled with a fun-loving, learning-filled atmosphere that has been central to the Kids’ Corner Out-of-School Time Program for over 30 years.
Grades: 6-8 (Sneak Peek Week on week 4 is open for grade completed 5th graders)
Student - Teacher Ratio: 10:1
Beginning the week of: August 2nd
Ending the week of: August 23rd
Sneak Peek Week (open to grade completed 5th graders) is the week of August 23rd
Times: 8am-5pm (varies)
Cost: Full Week - $550/week, 8am-5pm (varies)
Registration opens on January 15th to an exclusive group of Kids’ Corner families.
Open enrollment for the public begins on January 29th for non Kids’ Corner families. These families can also register beginning on January 15th, but will be considered “wait listed” until open enrollment begins on January 29th. At that time, all “wait listed” registrations on file will be processed in the order they were received prior to the official start of open enrollment on January 29th @ 12pm.
Week 4, 5th-8th Grades
|Central Rock Gym
|Kayaking - Essex River Basin Adventures|
|Tuesday||Water Country||Palace Playland (Old Orchard Beach, ME)||AMC Waterfall Hike||K1 Speed|
|Treetop Adventures (Canton, MA)||Alpine Zipline
|Thursday||Schooner Fame - Sailing
|Canobie Lake||Whale Watch|
|Friday||Crane Beach||Hampton Beach||Beach & Bear Skin Neck
Cancellation Policy: Changes can be made prior to May 1st provided that the group and week your child is signed up for has a wait list. No transfers will be accepted and no refunds will be issued as of May 1st. Additionally, no refunds will be issued for absences, requested changes after May 1st, delayed attendance/late arrival, or dismissal from the registered program.
To schedule a tour and/or informational meeting please contact our Executive Director, Andrew Gentzow at [email protected].
What COVID protocols to expect during our Summer Program 2021:
As we prepare our registration for the Summer Program in January, much is still unknown about what the Massachusetts Dept of Early Education and Care (EEC) and CDC restrictions we will have in our program this coming summer, but we are hopeful! Here is our plan as of January 2021:
We have limited our classrooms to 20 children maximum and 2 teachers.
Are all trained in COVID prevention and a majority have worked last summer as well as during our Full Day Program during the school year.
Everyday upon arrival, all staff, enrichment instructors,outside performers and students must have a completed health screening.
All students and staff wear face coverings while inside. While outside during water play, face coverings may be removed for short periods of time.
The building- During last year’s summer program and this year’s Full Day Program, we have social distancing measures and marked spaces within the classrooms and hallways. We only allow staff, students and enrichment instructors into the building.We remain on the lower level for the majority of our time, with occasional visits up to the second floor gymnasium.
The classrooms - All classrooms are spacious and are equipped with sinks, soap and sanitizer. Books, games and toys are available for indoor free play, but limited. Each classroom space has windows, which we keep open for ventilation. During lunch and snack, children are spaced out appropriately at the tables in the classroom. Each group is kept separately from one another and no one is allowed to visit other rooms in the building. Bathrooms are used one cohort at a time and are disinfected before another cohort is able to use them. Teachers clean the toys in the room as well as project supplies thoroughly and all high touch surfaces are cleaned hourly.
Outdoors - We play outdoors as much as we can and have the entire open space (the black top and turf) in the front of our building. We take turns with the other classrooms playing outside. Frequently used outdoor play items are cleaned between use.
Daily cleaning:Staff uphold all of the guidelines from the CDC and EEC and have cleaning schedules in place to ensure the safest environment. We keep the windows open in the classrooms as much as possible and there is also nightly sanitization of every classroom and common areas.
We occasionally hop on a bus to go on a field trip or local adventure. We intend on strategically spacing out students on the bus (1 per seat), opening the windows, sanitizing before and after boarding the bus and disinfecting the bus between cohort uses. We will also only visit places that are outside (beaches, local ponds, spray parks, etc).