GI girls summer

The Girls Incorporated Summer Program provides girls ages 5 to 14 with active, hands-on enrichment activities in a fun and safe environment. Girls are divided into groups based on age. Each group has an adult counselor who works with the girls to plan and implement activities. In our Summer Program, the girls participate in a multitude of activities that promote cognitive development, artistic expression, social-emotional growth, and physical education. Girls hone leadership and critical thinking skills and combat summer learning loss.

Program Time & Days

Monday through Friday

8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Early drop-off (7:30 to 8:30 a.m.) OR late pick-up (6:00 p.m.) is available for an additional $5 per day.

A balanced snack is provided daily in the afternoon.  Children must bring a lunch during week #1 and week #8.  The Lowell Public Schools Free Lunch Program will supply balanced cold pack lunches during weeks #2 through #7. If your child prefers a different meal, they can bring a cold packed lunch from home. Swimming will occur on Mondays and Fridays from 10 am to 12 pm during weeks #2 through #7. Daily and weekly updates will be posted online and in our Center lobby for parents/ guardians.

[Please note: As of 5/18/2018, enrollment in the summer program is full.  If you are interested in being added to the wait-list, please fill out a membership application/ summer brochure and submit it to the office.]

2018 SUMMER Program Weeks, Themes & Field Trips

(click on Week # for a daily description of activities)

PROGRAM DATES & THEMES (Field Trip, as applicable)

Week 1, 7/1/18-7/6/18- (Closed 7/4/18), Happy & Healthy, Health & Wellness Clinic (on-site at Girls Inc.)

Week 2, 7/9/18-7/13/18,  Beachcombers, Nahant Beach, Lynn, MA

Week 3, 7/16/18-7/20/18,  Dancers & Dreamers, Palace Theater, Manchester, NH

Week 4, 7/23/18-7/27/18Happy Campers, Silver Lake, Hollis, NH,

Week 5, 7/30/18-8/3/18Eco-Adventures, George’s Island, Boston Harbor

Week 6, 8/6/18-8/10/18Powerful Play, (Youngers) Children’s Museum, Boston, (Olders) America’s Stonehenge, Salem, NH

Week 7, 8/13/18-8/17/18Excited Investigators, Boston Science Museum, Boston

Week 8, 8/20/18-8/24/18Stronger, Smarter, Bolder, Cook Out and carnival games (on-site at Girls Inc.)

The Summer Program runs Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. If needed, Extended Day is available in the morning from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. or in the evening from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. Click here for the 2018 Summer Program Brochure.

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Wednesdays are typically special field trip days during which the girls visit and explore sites, such as…

  • Maudslay State Park
  • New England Aquarium
  • Charmingfare Farm
  • Fisher Cat Game
  • Palace Theatre
  • Bear Brook State Park
  • Children’s Museum
  • George’s Island
  • Museum of Science

We are very excited to share the news that National Grid is sponsoring all of our 2018 Summer STEM Enrichment Weeks.  Thank you National Grid!!!



Weekly activities often include:

  • Computers & TechnologySwimming at Girls Inc Summer Program
  • Arts & Humanities
  • Swimming
  • Drama & Creative Arts & Photography
  • Healthy Cooking
  • Science & Engineering
  • Gardening
  • Gym/ Adventure Sports Activities
  • Civic Engagement Projects


GI girls summer 3

Special opportunity for a limited number of Girls Inc. members:

Youth Summer Art Program 2018

The Youth Summer Art Program is open to children, grades 5 to 8, ages 10 to 14 years.  Each week-long session focuses on a different art form and combines exciting hands-on art creation with museum tours, art history discussions and connecting real works of art with the day’s activity. Professional artists and educators will direct creative and age-appropriate activities using a variety of media in the museum’s historic house, Parker Gallery and in the adjacent Whistler Park.  Local visiting artists will come to speak about their works in the week’s featured medium.

Week 1:  July 9-13:  DRAWING
Week 2:  July 16-20:  PAINTING
Week 3:  July 23-27:  SCULPTURE
Week 4:  July 30 – August 3: PRINTMAKING & COLLAGE

The Whistler House Museum of Art will provide a limited number of scholarships for Girls Inc. members to participate in this unique art education program. Interested Girls Inc. members/ parents should speak with the Girls Inc. Executive Director or the Girls Inc. Program Director.


Space is limited!!! (Available slots are filled on a first come first serve basis. To ensure your child’s summer, choose the weeks you would like her to attend: pay the first week’s fee in full and a non-refundable deposit of 50% of your weekly fee for each additional week you wish to reserve. To maintain your child’s place in the program, all fees must be paid with the business office the week preceding the week of enrollment. Late payment may jeopardize your child’s enrollment; full payment is expected for all weeks reserved).

Already a member: registration is a snap! Fill out Girls Inc Summer Brochure; call the Business Office to confirm your weekly rate (subject to verification); then mail or drop off the completed summer registration form with the required deposit for each week.

Not a member? Joining is easy! Complete the membership application and summer brochure and submit it to the Business Office along with the $15.00 annual membership fee at the time of registration! Membership forms are available online or by calling Girls Inc.

Want to download and print our summer brochure? Click here!

TEEN Counselor-In-Training Program

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The Counselor-In-Training (C.I.T.) program is an educational and job skill summer program for teen girls that are 15 to 18 years old.

Summer can be especially challenging for teens as they are not quite at the age yet to take on a serious job, but need to begin exploring career path options. The Counselor-In-Training program is designed for high school students who feel they’ve grown out of summer camps and are looking for something a little more challenging… sort of a stepping stone into adulthood, you might say.

Advantages to being a Counselor-in-Training:

C.I.T.’s work as part of a team of staff to facilitate activities for children ages 5-14 during the summer each day.

Through this summer position, the advantage to CIT’s is that they will:

  • Gain valuable work experience
  • Develop new skills
  • Practice leadership
  • Explore future career possibilities
  • Work as a team with professional staff
  • Have fun helping kids from our community and be a great role model
  • Receive a Program Completion Certificate documenting volunteer hours
  • Receive a Letter of Reference for college or a job (as needed)
  • Have a fun and awesome summer!

The C.I.T. program runs daily, Monday through Friday, from 7/2/2018 to 8/24/2018, from 10 am to 5 pm (hours can be flexible); with one wrap-up meeting scheduled in September (date/ time TBD).

For more information about the C.I.T. Program or to register, please check out the C.I.T. Program brochure.


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