Junior Players explore unique weekly themes through the creative components of arts and crafts, music, and performing arts!
In this integrated arts program, participants rotate daily through the creative components, as they collaborate on a creative showcase that combines all of their artistic experiences. The schedule balances indoor and outdoor activities and gets kids engaged in an immersive and age-appropriate way.
Designed specifically for children ages 5-7, participants will rotate daily through creative components that emphasize arts & crafts, music, and performing arts. Outdoor activities complement and balance the creative focus to provide a well-rounded, immersive, and fun experience. Each activity is led by a dedicated team of counselors whose background and passion are in youth development. The bonus of having the opportunity to work with a choreographer, art director, and music director, in the creative components, brings an invaluable depth of knowledge and years of experience to this program.
This full-day program operates from 9:00-4:00 daily. Bus transportation and extended day are also available.
2022 Themed Weeks
Blast Off!: Let’s take art to new heights as we explore space through song, dance, performance, and visual art projects. The sky is the limit for creating and exploring new realms!
Legendary Creatures!: Mermaids, dragons, and werewolves, oh my! Campers are in for a real adventure this week as they access every ounce of their creativity to bring these creatures (and more!) to life through art and performance.
Full STEAM Ahead!: The camp train is at full speed this week as we explore the relationships between Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. They will combine all of their talents, skills, and interests to create original stories, songs, dances, and artwork.
Story Explorers!: We’re going to dive into favorite works of literature and bring them to life onstage! This cross-media application gives campers the opportunity to bring some of their favorite characters and worlds to life through art, music, and performance.
Around the World!: We can’t wait to learn more about art and culture from around the world this week! Campers will learn from each other as they share art and performance from their own cultures as well as explore a new art form each day!
The Brooks Studios and Stages Program provides participants with a variety of activities and spaces that no other local camp can equal. There is plenty of room to run and play from tennis courts and fields to an archery range and gymnastics center. In addition to taking full advantage of our 270-acre campus on the shore of Lake Cochichewick, our newly constructed Center for the Arts building will house the creative components.
Campers rotate through a schedule that changes daily and will ensure your child looks forward to camp every day. In these time blocks, students collaborate with one another, professional instructors, and counselors. There are outdoor breaks built into the day to allow students to expand their minds and stretch their bodies. Outdoor activities complement and balance the creative components to provide a well-rounded, immersive, and fun experience. Please note, unlike the Day Camp, boating and swimming is not part of this program.
|2:45-4:00||Camp Activity (Tennis, Gymnastics, Arts & Crafts, etc.)|
Producing Artistic Director
Megan grew up training horses on a farm in southern Mississippi before graduating magna cum laude with her BA in Theatre Studies and Dance from Wheaton College in Norton, MA where she was recognized for Excellence in Acting and awarded a Fulbright Scholarship. Hill also received a Certificate in Performance Studies and Movement from the Moscow Art Theatre School in Moscow, Russia. As a freelance director, actress and coach, she spent several years teaching communication and performance skills to young artists across America and then traveled to Istanbul, Turkey for five summers where she created and managed the performance arts portion of the Robert College Summer Program. Prior to joining Brooks School, Hill served as the producing artistic director of Watertown Children’s Theatre and the Mosesian Center for the Arts youth programs, where she developed educational theater programming and high-quality productions. When she’s not in the theater, Hill enjoys spending time with her family, giving new life to old furniture, and learning about holistic healing modalities.
Art Technical Director
Sarah Spollett grew up in the neighboring town of Andover, doing hobby carpentry with her dad and community theater with her mom. She combined her love of both when she attended Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Fine and Performing Arts, Music, and Theatre. Sarah then spent numerous years doing freelance carpentry for many regional theaters, including stints at the Weston Playhouse, Barnstormers Theatre, Tufts University, and the Watertown Children’s Theatre. She was a carpenter and then shop foreperson at the Tony Award-winning Huntington Theatre Company in Boston, before turning to education. Most recently, Sarah taught technical theatre and carpentry at Emerson College. When she’s not in the theater, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children in Cambridge, Mass., where they live, and working on their service project: making meals for people experiencing homelessness.
Health Services Supervisor
Gayle has been working as the Brooks School Summer Programs since 2012. In this role, Gayle directs all aspects of the health center’s operation in accordance with state and local regulations and collaborates with our Health Care Consultant. Her greatest satisfaction in work is seeing young adults/children begin to take responsibility for their wellness. Gayle received her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Rochester and her Master’s degree from Boston College. During the school year, Gayle works as the Director of Health and Wellness at a local school. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, biking, skiing, or participating in almost any type of outdoor activity.