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Waring Summer Programs

Online and On-Campus Offerings for Summer 2021


Summer Programs 2021

Waring Summer Programs looks forward to a summer of online and on-campus programming. We will have the return of our WaringWorks camp, as well as other week-long programs in Art, Robotics, Writing, Soccer, and Debate. Look for updates here in the coming weeks, and reach out to Becky Schaeffer - bschaeffer@waringschool.org to be placed on our email list for news! 


About Our Camps

  • College Essay Workshop

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    College Essay Workshop 

    Instructor: TBD

    Dates: TBD

    Ages: Rising High School Seniors

    In this workshop, students entering Senior year will get a head start on writing their college essay.  Students will first investigate what makes for a successful essay. Then they will engage in exercises designed to help them discover what they want to write about - what story do they want to tell about themselves. They will learn to control both the outer story and the inner story - the text and the subtext. We will also dig into what supplements are all about. The atmosphere will be relaxed and collegial. By the end of the week, students will not only have one workable draft of a college essay, but also a trusted community of readers to help see them through the fall application season.

  • Art: Drawing from Observation

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    Art: Drawing from Observation

    Instructor: TBD

    Dates: TBD

    Ages: Rising 9th and 10th graders

    Drawing from observation is the cornerstone of the art program at Waring. Many people think that they are either “good” at art or “bad” at art. We believe that visual art elements comprise a language that can be learned by anyone, and that this framework gives students a medium to develop their own visual voice and share their point of view with those around them. This course will prepare new students at every level entering the Waring Art program and will cover the basic elements of the foundations of drawing (composition, mark-making, line, shape, value) as well as giving students an opportunity to build the mental “muscles” involved in the observational drawing process. Each class will include a foundational art lesson, peer critique, and an assignment for the following class.

  • Debate at WaringWorks

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    Debate at WaringWorks

    Instructor: TBD

    Dates: TBD

    Ages: Incoming 6th-9th graders

    Debate at WaringWorks is a program aimed at incoming 6th-9th graders who wish to learn about interscholastic Public Forum Debate as practiced in Massachusetts and in the National Speech and Debate Association. The program will teach the skills or argumentation, organization, writing persuasive speeches, researching topics, and countering opposing arguments. 

  • Soccer Skills

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    Soccer Skills

    Instructor: TBD

    Dates: TBD

    Ages: 8-14

    Soccer Skills is a camp for 8 to 14-year-olds facilitated by Aztec Soccer's Mike Kersker and coached by Waring School's Varsity Soccer Captains. 

  • WaringWorks

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    WaringWorks is a full-day program for ages 7-13 that involves visual arts, theater, robotics, filmmaking, nature exploration, makerspace activities, yoga, baseball, and more. The program runs form 9:00am - 4:00pm, Monday-Friday. 

  • WaringWorks Jr.

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    WaringWorks Jr. is a half-day program for ages 5-7 that involves arts and crafts, movement, elementary robotics, makerspace activities, outdoor play, jewelry-making, theater, yoga, and more. The program runs 9:00am - 1:00pm, Monday-Friday.

  • FIRST LEGO League Bootcamp

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    FIRST LEGO League Bootcamp is a one-week workshop to help FLL teams get their 2020-2021 season started. Learn from the two-time state champion Waring School Brickwolves with oversight from their coach. The camp will run from 9:00am - 4:00pm for one week in August.

    The new FLL board will be released on August 1. Campers will examine each mission in detail and develop mechanisms and programs to take them on. Chassis design, code development, attachment design, mission grouping, run transitions, launch jigs, and other FLL topics will be taught in the context of the new board. Get your season off to a great start.





Limited scholarships are available for all programs. Contact summer@waringschool.org for more information.

If you would like to contribute to a scholarship fund to make the camp more accessible to those in financial need, click here to make a donation.

Becky Schaeffer, Summer Programs Administrator