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An Evergreen Summer

Build confidence while practicing skills and igniting your passions. 

Evergreen Summer students come to our 67-acre campus in the shoreline community of Stonington, CT, for experiences grounded in exploration, creativity, and skill-building through week-long programs and ongoing summer experiences.

This summer will be our liveliest yet!

June

PK-4 through Grade 10 Half-day Specialty Programs

Students registered for both the morning and afternoon will have a supervised lunch and recess from 12-1pm.

JulyPK-4 through Grade 8 Full-day Summer Program
All SummerMusic Lessons & Academic Tutoring

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June Specialty Programs, Middle & High School

Half-day programs for students entering grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Fishing our Local Waters 
Instructor: Caleb Rose ’90
For students entering grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
June 17-21, no programming on Juneteenth, 6/19
8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Grab a pole and lures and get ready for all things fishing! How do you know whether to cast into saltwater or freshwater, use fishing weights or bobbers, or cut bait or lures? Join Mr. Rose and get on the fast track to fishing success. Students will travel to local ponds, streams, and estuaries and to Fishers Island Sound aboard our school boat, Quest II. Join us to discover where the bite is hot!

Sticker Stories 
Instructor: Maggie Conway
For students entering grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
June 17-21, no programming on Juneteenth, 6/19
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Are you looking for a fun and creative way to express yourself? Do you have a pile of stickers at home that you do not know what to do with? Join us for Sticker Stories, and stick to your heart’s content! What are sticker stories, you ask? Think of it as an art collage journal, a place to creatively explore and document your wishes, dreams, and thoughts. Bring stickers to trade, make new friends, and have fun creating! A journal, stickers and additional materials will be provided.

Chess with Rookly, 2-week course 
For students entering grades 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7
June 17-28, no programming on Juneteenth, 6/19
1:00-3:00 p.m.

Take your gaming skills to a new level! Learn to play chess with Rookly, an online platform that allows students to play against each other and solve problems on the board, all with instant feedback from the instructor. Master the basics of chess, discover new strategies, and connect with fellow chess players on campus and beyond through tournaments. Class will take place online from 1-2pm, then students will have the opportunity to play one another in-person, or explore other strategy games.

Let’s Rock! Rock Band Ensemble
Instructor: Lou Manzi
For students entering grades 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10
June 17-21 and June 24-28, no programming on Juneteenth, 6/19, 1:30pm-3:00pm

This fun filled class will have students rock and rolling from their first moments together! Our focus will be on learning and rehearsing easy classic rock songs and originals tailored specifically to student levels. Achievable goals will be reached as our “rock stars” learn valuable ensemble skills. Students will get creative as they write their own “big hits!”

Sessions are open to all players of any instrument at any level. Even those who do not play instruments may enroll and join in as vocalists and percussion players.

Lou Manzi, instructor, is the author of 11 guitar instruction methods published by Alfred Music and is the Evergreen Guitar Instructor at Pine Point. He has performed extensively throughout New England and New York and is a member of the Howling Hound Dogs band.

Hidden Nature
Instructor: Caleb Rose ’90
For students entering grades 6, 7, 8, 9, & 10
June 24-28
8:30 am – 12:30 pm

There are rumors of animals roaming the land and sea: Sasquatch, Chupacabra, and the Jersey Devil. Are they real or are they just fiction? As you look closer the truth becomes more difficult to pin down. Which of these cryptids may exist locally…? Join us to find out through storytelling, art, and adventure as we search on water and on land for creatures that may or may not exist.

ChoreoLab
Instructor: Maggie Conway
For students entering grades 6, 7, 8, 9, & 10
One-week session: June 24-28, 1:30-3:30 PM, showcase on Friday June 28 at 3:30PM
Two-week session: July 22-Aug 2, 12:30- 3:00 PM, showcase on Friday August 2 at 3:00PM

This lab-style course will focus on improvisation, composition and performance. Dancers will develop choreography skills and create compositions on topics of interest. Throughout the session, students will have opportunities to be dancers, collaborators and choreographers.

Choose from two options:

  • a one-week session to explore your movement ideas with peers
  • a two-week session to dive deeper into the creative process. At the end of each session, dancers will have the opportunity to present their work to family and friends.

June Specialty Programs, Lower School

Half-day programs for students entering grades 2, 3, 4, 5

Camp Crafty, Two-Week Session
Instructor: Jenn Roche
For students entering grades 2, 3, 4, 5
June 17-28, no programming on Juneteenth, 6/19
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Happy Summer, crafty campers! Join Ms. Roche and get imaginative with summer-themed fun! During this two-week course, campers will immerse themselves in a variety of arts and crafts and expand their creative palette. If you are a passionate artist, come join us as we create sun-catchers, frisbees, kaleidoscopes, and so much more. Better yet? Let’s take our creations to the outdoors and put them to the test! Soak up the sunshine this summer and let’s get creative!

Chess with Rookly, Two-Week Session
For students entering grades 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7
June 17-28, no programming on Juneteenth, 6/19
1:00-3:00 p.m.

Take your gaming skills to a new level! Learn to play chess with Rookly, an online platform that allows students to play against each other and solve problems on the board, all with instant feedback from the instructor. Master the basics of chess, discover new strategies, and connect with fellow chess players on campus and beyond through tournaments. Class will take place online from 1-2pm, then students will have the opportunity to play one another in-person, or explore other strategy games.

June Specialty Programs, Early Childhood

Half-day programs for students entering Pre-K (4 yrs), K, 1 

Where the Wild Things Are
Instructors: Casey Payne & Chrissy Olson
For students entering Pre-K (4), K, & 1
June 17-21, no programming on Juneteenth, 6/19
9:00a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Embark on an animal adventure with Mrs. Payne and Ms. Olson! Young learners entering Pre-K 4, Kindergarten, and 1st grade will experience a fun morning of exploring animals and their habitats. Students will discover animals of the ocean, woodlands, ponds, deserts, and the arctic through literature, science, the arts, and outdoor play.

Road Trip USA! Instructors: Casey Payne & Chrissy Olson For students entering Pre-K (4), K, & 1 June 24-28 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Take an imaginary road trip across the United States with your tour guides, Mrs. Payne and Ms. Olson! Young learners entering Pre-K 4, Kindergarten, and 1st grade will experience a fun morning of exploring the 50 states through literature, nature, the arts, and outdoor play. On each day of our journey we will “travel” to a different region of the country. As we discover each state we will learn lots of fun facts about the USA and our most famous landmarks.

July Evergreen Summer Program

Full-day program for students entering PK-4 through grade 8
July 8 – August 2
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The Evergreen Summer Program welcomes learners ages 4 and up to Pine Point’s campus for four jam-packed weeks of fun in July! Each week, students will engage in a variety of enriching activities designed to build skills, grow confidence, and ignite passions. Each week there will be unique activities in performing and visual arts, outdoor adventuring, science, engineering, cooking, and so much more!

Outdoor Adventures: By Land & By Sea
July 8-12, July 15-19
For students entering PK- grade 8
Specific activities will be different each week but will include:

  • Excursions aboard Pine Point’s boat, Quest II
  • Science, technology, engineering
  • Nature explorations throughout our 67-acre campus
  • Cooking and baking
  • Dance, music, theater
  • Visual arts

 

Entering PK-4, K, 1, 2, 3: Every morning, our youngest students will join together at our Morning Meeting to play and connect. Then, after free choice time, groups will set off to a variety of activities led by Pine Point teachers, where they will explore the week’s theme through science, dance, art, outdoor adventuring, and so much more! At the end of the day, everyone will gather together and share about the day.

Entering grades 4, 5, 6, 7, 8: Dive deeper into the performing and visual arts, marine biology, STEM, and adventuring on and off campus. In the afternoons, choose your own adventure with electives such as dance composition, cooking, or chess, or design and explore your own passion project. Explore opportunities to be summer role models, build lifelong leadership skills and make lasting connections with one another.

Creative Arts: Play, Process & Performance
July 22-26, July 29-August 2
For students entering PK- grade 8
Specific activities will be different each week but will include:

  • Process art: exploring materials and techniques
  • Dance technique and choreography
  • Theater games, storytelling, improvisation
  • Draw inspiration for your art from adventures aboard
  • Quest II or nature hikes on campus

 

Entering PK-4, K, 1, 2, 3: Every morning, our youngest students will join together at our Morning Meeting to play and connect. Then, after free choice time, groups will set off to a variety of activities led by Pine Point teachers, where they will explore the week’s theme through science, dance, art, outdoor adventuring, and so much more! At the end of the day, everyone will gather together and share about the day.

Entering grades 4, 5, 6, 7, 8: Dive deeper into the performing and visual arts, marine biology, STEM, and adventuring on and off campus. In the afternoons, choose your own adventure with electives such as dance composition, cooking, or chess, or design and explore your own passion project. Explore opportunities to be summer role models, build lifelong leadership skills and make lasting connections with one another.

July Afternoons for Grades 5-10

Join us in July for more exciting specialty programs in the afternoons. If you are registered for a full-day program (entering grades 5-8), you will be able to select one of the following programs as an afternoon elective.

Basketball
Instructor: Jake Mortrude
For students entering grades 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, & 10
July 8-12, 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

There is nothing like shooting hoops on a warm summer day with your friends. Basketball camp will be in full swing at Pine Point Summer Evergreen! Join Señor Jake to hone your skills and conditioning, perfect that jumpshot, and have a blast playing a wonderful sport. Join us this summer, it’s sure to be a real slam dunk!

Disc Golf
Instructor: Jake Mortrude
For students entering grades 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, & 10
July 15-19, 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

One of the fastest growing sports in America is coming to Pine Point this summer–disc golf! Join Señor Jake in traversing the vast expanse that is the Pine Point campus and its fields, playing a game that will be sure to bring nothing but smiles and pure joy. Don’t miss out on the flying, frisbee, fun this summer at Pine Point Summer Evergreen!

Transform It: Energy into Art!
Instructors: Amy O’Neal & Stephanie Marshall
For students entering grades 5, 6, 7, & 8
July 22- July 26, 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Energy changes, moves, and transforms matter in amazing ways. Engineers will explore these transformations by constructing the ultimate energy converter – a Rube Goldberg machine! Students will engage in a fun, hands-on mini lesson each day followed by team time to create their Rube Goldberg designs. Family and friends are invited to celebrate the launching of the creations on the last day!

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