First, the FUN STUFF! Here are some of the just-be-a-kid (or tween) activities we have planned for the lazy, hazy, days of summer here at The Farmhouse! Let’s play the way it used to be!
Design our own water park with sprinklers, a slip-and-slide, and a wading pool!
Explore the hiking trails on conservation land right across the street!
Decorate our walking path around the farmhouse with gnome homes, fairy, houses, and painted rock creations!
Create obstacle courses!
Play basketball, kickball, wiffleball, volleyball, ladder ball, dodgeball, and any other games we can think of using a ball!
Light up opponents with Laser Tag!
Fix up your own tree fort!
Eat popsicles and freeze pops!
Lay in the grass and look at cloud formations!
Get artistic with our art supplies, make a friendship bracelet, fuse some beads, paint a picture, or get crazy with gimp or duct tape!
Choose from easy breezy to brainy strainy board games!
Dance, comedy, and karaoke parties might be fun!
And ANYTHING else that is fun and makes you enjoy being a kid on summer vacation!
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Second, the BORING DETAILS FOR PARENTS. The same award-winning social skills program that runs during the school year, is back in extended summer form! Think of it as the go-out-and-play or hangout opportunities that kids need for social growth, confidence, and success with a social safety net layered underneath.
Every day will include day-camp-inspired games and activities with ample free-choice time. Kids are encouraged but never forced, to try new things and learn to initiate and negotiate interactions with peers. Social coaching is the backbone of the program and provided consistently throughout to reinforce the practice and application of skills.
Most kids know what they should do in social scenarios when asked, but are not necessarily able to apply that knowledge in real situations. Using our unique, and in-the-moment brand of social coaching, we help kids learn to interact, by actually hanging out together and interacting. The hardest times for many kids are activities and environments where the structure is scarce. Coaching provides the tips, tools, and advice to more successfully generalize these skills to other settings.
The program meets three times a week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:30 AM-Noon. There are five sessions available for this age group during the weeks of 7/6, 7/27, 8/10, 8/17 & 8/24/2021 (choose one, two, or up to all five weeks).
A minimum of 4 participants is required to hold a program week, and there is a maximum of 12 spots in each group, each week.
Reserve your child(ren)’s spot(s) now and I will arrange payment directly with you before the program starts. Tuition for a program week is $450 paid via credit card, $425 paid with a check, or $400 cash (a receipt will be provided if requested).
The program will be held outside at my antique farmhouse, on an acre of land in a beautiful spot in Boxborough. We also have an indoor clubhouse space to utilize in inclement weather and for table games and activities. Should COVID-19 protocols still be necessary at the time, they will be implemented as we have been doing throughout our school year programs.
Participants will bring their own water bottles and snacks (I will have extra on hand just in case).
Not every program fits every child. Please check the guidelines on the registration form to decide if your child is ready for social coaching.
If you have questions or would like to discuss your child’s needs for support before registering, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 978/413-1965.
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