6th graders are special! While some rising 6th graders are ready to jump into Middle School, others prefer one last summer with the comfort and familiarity of Primary School friends and programming. Please consider your student’s preference and development needs when choosing between session-long Fabulous Friends or à la carte Tweens and Teens programs.
Campers will participate in a week of clever games and challenges as they try to determine who among them is the mole! Challenges will push campers mentally, physically, and out of their comfort zone and may involve traveling away from campus via school bus or public transportation.
Campers are challenged to find points of interest and little-known locations in and around DC. Armed with a set of clues, campers research a map of public transportation routes and set out to find the history and culture that make DC unique. Campers love traveling around DC and the independence this program allows.
Learn to mix songs and beats to create your very own custom remix. You’ll leave with your own remix, a dope playlist, and the opportunity to try dropping it all at a camp dance party. What are you waiting for?
Calling all future business tycoons and changemakers! Is your camper brimming with innovative ideas and a passion for making a difference? Do they dream of turning entrepreneurial aspirations into a thriving reality? Money Matters is the perfect launchpad for their journey to success. Campers will discover the traits, skills, and mindset that set successful entrepreneurs apart. They will also unleash creativity and problem-solving skills by learning to identify opportunities, solve real-world problems, and generate innovative solutions. Finally, campers will experience the thrill of entrepreneurship by participating in simulations that replicate the challenges and excitement of running a business.
Campers passionate about serving the community will spend a week finding ways to lend a helping hand and make a big impact. Campers will brainstorm ways to use their voice and show support for humanity beyond drives and donations. Twenty-four service-learning hours will be granted to participants if accepted by their school.
Learn about the climate crisis and take action to create a more sustainable future. This club will inform campers about the science of climate change, its impact on our planet, and the solutions available to us. Campers will also have the opportunity to discuss concerns about climate change and learn from other young people who are passionate about making a difference. Together, we will learn about sustainable living practices, get involved in local environmental projects, and develop a climate activism campaign to teach others! Campers will participate in exciting activities, such as planting trees, cleaning up local spaces, advocating for climate action, and creating art and music about climate change.
Calling all aspiring sewing stars! Join us for our sewing camp in the morning, where you’ll learn the basics of hand and machine sewing. Our experienced instructor will cover introductory topics from simple stitches to following a pattern and fabric selection. In the afternoon, campers will shift their creative interests to learning the essentials of graphic design including color theory, typography, and layout for posters, flyers, and other projects. No prior experience is necessary!
Ready to bake? Campers will have the chance to showcase baking talents and be judged by a panel of Lowell Summer staff. Each day will be a different chance for campers to compete! The signature challenge allows campers to create a signature dish, a technical challenge will require them to bake a pre-selected dish, and a showstopper dish will showcase an impressive dessert. Each day is designed to show off creativity and baking skills to the judges! The challenges will be designed to test skills in a variety of areas, including baking technique, flavor combinations, and presentation.
Campers will focus on executive function, organization strategies, various journaling styles, and study skills. This program will help with planning and organization, time management difficulties, transitioning from one task to another, forgetfulness and memory problems, motivation issues, and more. Campers will learn the brain science behind why strategies work, helping students feel more motivated to trust the approach.
This afternoon session will offer swim lessons, skill building, and pool games for campers already treading water and floating independently. Assessments on the first day of each camp session will ensure readiness for this program. Campers will be grouped and placed in ability groups.
A 1.5-mile bus ride from Lowell yields access to beautiful horses, professional instruction, and grooming, tacking, comfort, and performance lessons. Beginners receive basic horse knowledge that forms a solid foundation for any discipline of future horseback riding. Intermediate riding instruction is also provided for students who have previous riding experience. Campers will enjoy activities on campus before leaving for the stable each day. Families can pick up directly from the stable, or campers can ride the Lowell bus back for a 3:45 pm arrival on campus.
Lights! Camera! Action! Campers will create their own destiny in this exciting course by picking, staging, and performing a musical theater showcase. With the help of seasoned counselors, all personalities and talents will have an opportunity to shine in a musical revue that will leave the audience in awe.
Disney’s Finding Nemo JR. is a musical adaptation of the beloved 2003 Pixar movie Finding Nemo. Marlin, an anxious and over-protective clownfish, lives in the Great Barrier Reef with his kid Nemo, who longs to explore the world beyond their anemone home. But when Nemo is captured and taken to Sydney, Marlin faces his fears and sets off on an epic adventure across the ocean. With the help of lovable characters such as optimistic Dory, laid-back sea turtle Crush, and the supportive Tank Gang, Marlin and Nemo both overcome challenges on their journey to find each other and themselves.
Featuring memorable songs such as “Just Keep Swimming,” “Fish Are Friends Not Food,” and “Go With the Flow,” Finding Nemo JR. brings a vibrant underwater world to life on stage in a story full of family, friendship, and adventure.
Registrants will receive notice of a pre-camp audition in early spring. Auditions are for characters only; campers interested in backstage work will not be required to audition. All campers will have a role in the show.