Summer

While the Lemberg Summer Camp is a separate program of the Children's Center, it is very much a continuation of our educationally enriching school-year program. It is led by many of our school-year teachers and the wonderful Brandeis students who work 30 hours a week and provide rich exploratory experiences for children.

Children smiling during water play

Curriculum

The summer program curriculum is drawn from the interests of the children and planned around themes that take the children on trips of fantasy in our own backyard — this extraordinary university campus.

Summer Camp is designed so parents can select and pay only for the weeks they need. Though mostly comprised of children who either attend or plan to attend one of the Lemberg Children's Center programs during the school year, all children are welcome. 

Hours and Dates (2023)

Week Dates
Week 1 June 26-30
Week 2 July 3-7 (Holiday, July 04) (90% rate)
Week 3 July 10-14
Week 4 July 17-21
Week 5 July 24-28
Week 6 July 31 - August 04
Week 7 August 7-11
Week 8 August 14-18

The center is CLOSED August 21 - 25, 2023 to prepare for our school year.  The 2023 -2024 school year begins August 29, 2023.  

Summer Program Spaces

Our program is intentionally small — around 30 children in the preschool (divided into two classrooms),  and four classrooms for infants and toddlers with the average group size being seven. Though we spend a lot of time outside, we have a classroom on the first floor set up as a playroom/gross motor room and a larger space on the second floor for these activities too.

Staff

Our lead teachers and teaching assistants usually have worked in our school-year program. Nearly all work full time and are working the majority of the summer. Executive director, Howard Baker oversees all programs of the Lemberg Children's Center, and will lead a parenting discussion program. "ACT Raising Safe Kids."

Health and Safety

As with our school-year program, our facilities are nut, peanut, egg and sesame-seed and oil free and our staff welcomes working with children who have special educational needs. We provide all the support that our children need and consult with specialists in speech, sensory processing, motor development and psychology.

Sample of Daily Activities