SummerFest - Full Day Kids' Program

  • Welcome to Chelmsford Community Education's  SUMMERFEST 2016
     Program Dates: June 22- August 26
    • Grades entering 1-6
    • Runs 7AM - 6PM
    • FLEXIBLE summer schedule - come between 1-5 days per week!


    **Registration deadline for the first week of Summerfest (June 22-24) is Monday, June 6th.

    Payment for the first week is due no later than June 15th.

    *To join Summerfest after June 27, all required paperwork must be completed the Tuesday prior to the week you would like to start.
    A $25 non-refundable deposit is required at time of registration.

     *All Schedule changes must be submitted to the CommEd office by the Tuesday of the preceding week.


     There are several forms that must be completed by hand (hard copy). They are all listed here on our website.
    1) Field Trip Form
    2) Swimming Ability Form
    3) Summerfest Health & Medical Form
    4) One Stop Fun Waiver Form
    Forms 5 & 6 are for only for children with allergies:
    5) Snack Form
    6) Medication Order Form
      The fun continues in our childcare program over the summer! Summerfest is held in the Center Elementary School — it’s air-conditioned, has a great playground, sports area, computer lab, and lots more!!!! Our program will be traveling the
    world in our own mini “Amazing Race”. The children will receive passports as we learn about different crafts, games and activities from countries/ continents around the world. The best part is they won’t know they are learning because we will be having so much fun!

    Summerfest just keeps getting better and better! This year we have added TaeKwonDo as a club choice and we are thrilled to have our art and science specialist’s returning. For our older participants, the 5th and 6th graders, we are
    offering weekly tennis lessons coached by the Next Champions staff on the South Row courts. We will have a few special events lined up for the younger children as well. Fun field trips are scheduled for all to participate in again this year, but we also have included a couple trips especially for the children based on their grade levels.

    Registering for Summerfest is done online, but to make the registration process complete, you will also need to fill out additional permission slips etc. which will be made available on our website (See list above).
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    One day per week $ 80

    Two days per week $130

    Three days per week $190

    Four days per week $240

    Five days per week $290


     A 20% discount is given to siblings. Please make checks payable to: Town of Chelmsford/CommEd


    A $25.00 non-refundable registration fee is required (which must be paid via online registration)

    Payments are due on the first day of the week your child attends; you will receive an email invoice the preceding Thursday afternoon. You can pay online or drop off a check in the morning to the Summerfest staff OR drop off or mail to the CommEd Office at the above address. Convenience fees apply to credit card and ACH transactions. 

    * Please note if your child plans on attending a field trip that requires transportaion they MUST attend a second day prior to the field trip in that given week, Freeman Lake included.


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    Chelmsford Community Education's Summerfest provides an exciting summer vacation program that fosters new and existing friendships between children, as well as individual exploration and discovery. We believe that summer is a time for kids to be kids. We teach our children how to be members of a group, in a manner that encourages independence, creativity and personal growth. We believe that by offering engaging and varied opportunities for our students to socialize and learn, our participants take away memories and lessons that last forever.

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    Passport to Summer Fun (June 22-24)

    This summer we will be participating in our own version of “Amazing Race”.   The children will be earning fitness and participation miles for our in house activities.  These miles will allow all of us to travel to many exciting destinations throughout the entire summer.   Specials activities this week will include creating our own passports and having a blast in the Bounce House!  

    Party in the USA (June 27-July 1)

    Be prepared to celebrate the birthday of our country.   We will be waving our red, white and blue during this week.  Our older kids will get to take a trip to the ropes course at Beanstalk.  Our younger students will make a special trip to the town library enjoy some ice cream. We will complete the week with an All American BBQ.  This will be the first week that our 5th and 6th grade students can sign up for our new weekly tennis lessons on Tuesday mornings!

    Totally Tropic (July 5-8)

    Aloha!  We have earned our way to the tropics with our fitness miles.  Our youngest students will celebrate with a visit to Animal Adventures.  Our older students will travel offsite for a hike and some outdoor fun in town.  We will get to cool off with our giant inflatable water slide on Tuesday (weather permitting). We will also begin our first weekly swim outings on Friday afternoons.

    Arctic Antics (July 11-15)

    During the heat of July it is time to CHILL OUT.  This will be a fun week with some silly ice challenges.  This summer will be our 2nd summer sledding event. We will be delivering snow to create our outdoor sledding hill.  You have to see it to believe it!


    Greek Greatness (July 18-22)

     Let’s go for the gold!   The children will be competing in many individual and team challenges to honor the 2016 Summer Olympics.   We will get to show our skills at the inflatable backyard obstacle course.  This is a week for all levels of athletes...previous Olympic training not requiredJ.   Our field trip will be to the South Row School for a day of fun and physical challenges.  

    Australian Aussies (July 25-29)

    As we continue to earn miles for the Amazing Race we will travel Down Under for the week. Our 4th-6th students will have the opportunity to travel to Canobie Lake Park for an exciting trip; this is a first come first served trip.  Our younger students will be traveling to South Row to try their tennis skills and prepare for the Australian Open.  

    African Adventures (August 1-5)

    As we head into the African safari we prepare for a WILD week.   We will learn about African animals, African cultures and some 'wild' new games.  Our special guest for the week will be the Rhythm Kids who offer a fun, hands on drumming show.  We will be traveling to One Stop Fun to let our kids have fun and go wild! 

    All About Asia (August 8-12)

    The children will have earned enough miles to bring them to the Far East this week.   Activities will include art projects and games based on some of the Asian cultures.   It is all about sportsmanship Wednesday morning as everyone travels to the Tyngsboro Sports Center for a fun morning of team sports.

     European Extravaganza (August 15-19)

    We will have a trip to Max’s in Tyngsboro for a round of mini golf and some bumper boat fun! This will be our last Friday afternoon swim excursion and tennis for the older children. This week our leaders will introduce games and activities unique to European countries the children will help chose their favorite games and activities to play.

    Discover the Desert (August 22-26)

    As our journey comes to an end we will add the last stamps to our passports. This will be the time to say goodbye to our friends and celebrate a great summer! We will have a video game truck and have a kite workshop to close down the summer fun.


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  • Weekly Newsletter 2016

    August 22-26 (WEEK #9) OF SUMMERFEST!

    Can you believe it's the LAST WEEK!



    TUESDAY August 23rd  EVENTS

    ALL GRADES - KITE WORKSHOP with Glenn Davidson

    9:30-12:00 @ Summerfest


    FRIDAY August 12th  EVENTS


    12:30-4:30 @ Summerfest






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  • Swimming at Freeman Lake


     FRIDAY:  July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29, August 5, August 12 & August 19 (weather permitting)


    * All swimmers will have the opportunity to be 'swim tested' by the YMCA Certified Lifeguards 2 times during the summer. It is mandatory for all swimmers to be 'swim tested' on their first day of attendance at Freeman Lake.

    *  Non-swimmers and At-Risk swimmers must bring their PFDs (personal floatation device). Devices must be label with the child's full name and telephone number.

    *  Students must wear their Summerfest T-Shirt to Freeman Lake.

    *  Students may not be back to Center School until 4:30 (due to bus runs).


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