We are currently adding new summer applications to a wait-list. Applications can be mailed, faxed, or emailed. All dates and program descriptions are tentative due to COVID-19 and will be updated as guidelines change by our licensor, The Department of Early Education & Care (EEC).
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. At this time, due to EEC restrictions regarding COVID-19, there will be no group field trips or pool time. Please register as soon as possible. Program space is limited due to EEC guidelines on classroom size (staff to student ratio). To register, please complete (for each child) a Membership Application, a Summer Brochure Registration, COVID-19 Summer Camp Precautions form and an Understanding & Assumptions form.
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.) is available for an additional $5 per day and with prior approval. At this time. there is NO late pick up to allow staff sufficient time to sanitize the Center. Parents/ guardians are REQUIRED to stay with their child each morning till their child passes a health screening and signs in to the program.
A prepackage/ pre-portioned snack is provided daily in the afternoon. Children must bring a lunch during the beginning and end of summer. The Lowell Public Schools Free Lunch Program will supply balanced cold pack lunches beginning June 29, 2020. If your child prefers a different meal, they can bring a cold packed lunch from home. Updates will be posted online and in our Center lobby for parents/ guardians.
2020 SUMMER Program Weeks & Themes
TENTATIVE PROGRAM DATES:
6/29/20 to 7/2/2020, WEEK ONE: ALLIES & ACTIVISTS
We will start summer by celebrating Independence Day and learning about the women, past and present, who make the United States an independent, diverse, democracy. Members will close the week with a Fearless Females Party where each group creates their own activity about a woman they identified as a role model and provides an activity guide for other groups to use and learn about their famous female.
7/6/20 to 7/10/520, WEEK TWO: LORE LADIES
This week members will travel study lore, tall tales, and myths from the state of Massachusetts. They will learn about the Bridgewater Triangle, Ft. Adam’s Lady in Black, and even Lowell’s own Witch Bonny. Members will create their own “lore”, writing and illustrating their stories and sharing them with peers!
7/13/20 to 7/17/20, WEEK THREE: THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Members will explore different habitats, the animals that live in them, and will do self-guided projects about forests in New England. In addition to learning about animals and habitats members will study the impact humans have on natural habitats and the conservation efforts, around the world used to preserve our great outdoors.
7/20/20 to 7/24/20, WEEK FOUR: CITY EXPLORERS
Members will study unique and famous cities around the world, identifying their favorite and creating mini-reports to practice literacy skills. They will explore some of the oldest cities in the world and study some of the newest technologies used in city planning to make city living more accessible. They will end the week by being city planners and creating a city that is all their own.
7/27/20 to 7/31/20, WEEK FIVE: GOING GREEN
This week members will study environmental sciences and learn every-day ways to decrease human impact on our beautiful planet. They will have the opportunity to clean up a mock oil-spill and demonstrate the effects of man-made erosion on natural habitats. Members will learn what they can do in their day to day life to help our planet be healthier, from recycling to conserving water and electricity.
8/3/20 to 8/7/20, WEEK SIX: CONSPIRACY QUEENS
Members will investigate some history’s most complex mysteries this week. From the alleged city of Atlantis, to Cleopatra’s Tomb, to the identity of Jack the Ripper, members will explore study some of the most famous theories about these mysteries and learn to craft their own arguments.
8/10/20 to 8/14/20, WEEK SEVEN: MASTERS OF SCIENCE
Girls in STEM are the future of our scientific community and to prepare our girls to be a part of that future, this week will be a crash course is science, technology, engineering, and math. Older members will design an earthquake proof building using geometry, elementary members will practice coding and chemistry, and our youngest, early ed. Members will become an engineering think tank to design and develop a variety of products, including a MARS Rover.
8/17/20 to 8/21/20, WEEK EIGHT: DEEP BLUE SEA
Everyone’s favorite part of the summer is the beach and this week our members will become marine experts as they explore the depths of Earth’s Oceans. They will learn about the evolution and adaptations of creatures living in the harshest environments of the deepest seas and become marine biologists who create their own deep-sea creatures.
8/24/20 to 8/28/20, WEEK NINE: STRONGER, SMARTER, BOLDER
This final week will be spent on-site remembering and reflecting on the great summer experience we all have shared. Members will create video montages and practice their computer skills as keepsakes from the summer and we will hold our annual end-of-summer cookout, with the best grill master we all know, our very own Executive Director, Tracy! We will all leave this summer filled with fun memories and ready to be a little stronger, smarter, and bolder, in the coming school year.
We are very excited to share the news that National Grid is sponsoring all of our 2020 Summer STEM Enrichment Weeks.
Weekly activities often include:
- Computers & Technology
- Arts & Humanities
- Drama & Creative Arts & Photography
- Healthy Cooking
- Science & Engineering
- Gym/ Adventure Sports Activities
- Civic Engagement Projects
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).
TEEN Counselor-In-Training Program- Temporarily ON-HOLD due to EEC limitations
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 7/6/2020 to 8/28/2019, from 10 am to 5 pm (hours can be flexible); with one wrap-up meeting scheduled in early September (date/ time TBD).
Click here for the 2020 C.I.T. brochure and pre-application. Note: A full Membership Application will also be needed prior to the start of the program.
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