Summer Youth Programs

Registration is now closed for the Summer 2020 Excursions programs due to the COVID-19 outbreak in Connecticut.

Grade levels listed are the grades completed in the 2019-2020 academic year, not the grade a student is entering in the fall.  Our youngest students must have completed kindergarten.

July Full-Day Youth Programs:

Summer Culinary Programs (Grades 5-9)
Monday-Friday | 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Extended day not available

A one-week program for grades 5-8 exploring the culinary arts.  The youngest students must have completed 5th grade. NOTE:  All advanced classes require prior experience in culinary.
Summer 2020 Dates:

  • July 6-10: Baking from Scratch (Entry Level)
  • July 13-17:  Youth Culinary Program (Entry Level)
  • July 20-24: Youth Culinary Program (Advanced Level) Grades 5-9
  • July 27-31:  Baking from Scratch (Entry Level, Identical to July 6-10 Week)
  • August 3 -7: Baking and Pastry (Advanced Level) * NEW for Grades 5-9

Note: Registration opens in mid-March and sells out quickly.

Learn more about the Summer Youth Culinary Program.


Leadership, Team Building and Ropes Course Challenge
Monday-Friday | 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Extended day not available

  • July 6-10, 2020 (Grades 5-8)
  • July 20-24, 2020 (Grades 7-9)

A one-week, full-day program for grades 5-9 to strengthen leadership and teamwork skills. This program involves physical and mental team-building challenges on our ropes course at Veterans’ Memorial Park (180 Hillstown Road in Manchester).  Please see our summer catalog for the dates, price and course description.

Learn more about the Summer Adventures in Leadership Program


The TECH Academy (Grades 5-8)
Monday-Friday | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | $300
Extended day, 8-9 a.m. and 4-5 p.m., for additional cost
July 13-17, 2020

A one-week, full-day program for grades 5-8 exploring technology, engineering, science or mathematics.  Please see our summer catalog for the dates, price and course description.

Learn more about the Summer TECH Academy


Full STEAM Ahead (Grades 2-4)
Monday-Friday | 9 AM-4 PM | $300
Extended day, 8-9 a.m. and 4-5 p.m., for additional cost
July 13-17, 2020

A one-week, full-day program for grades 2-4 exploring science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. Please see our summer catalog for the dates, price and course description.  The youngest students must have completed 2nd grade.

Learn more about Full STEAM Ahead


August Full-Day Academic Program:

Summer Academy for Gifted Youth (Grades K-9)
Two weeks | Monday-Friday | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | July 27-August 7, 2020
$300 for half day (9 a.m.-12 noon or 1-4 p.m. for two weeks)
$600 for full day  (total for both weeks)
Extended day, 8-9 a.m. and/or 4-5 p.m. for additional cost.
This is a two-week program; students cannot enroll in only one week.

A two-week academic enrichment program for gifted, talented and highly motivated students in kindergarten through eighth grade. There are over 40 specific courses to choose from. Students choose one class in the morning and one class in the afternoon to study for the two-week session. Please see our summer catalog for the dates, price and course descriptions.

  • Grades: Kindergarten–9th grade (Grade level is the grade the student has just completed in the current school year; NOT the grade the student is entering in the fall. Sorry, this program is not for students entering kindergarten in the fall. Our youngest students must have completed kindergarten.)

Learn more about the Summer Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth