2013 Hours and Dates
June 24 to Aug. 16
8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Summer at Lemberg
Lemberg Summer Camp is a separate program of the Children's Center yet it is very much a continuation of our play-based, educationally enriching school year program with a little water play and living outdoors thrown in.
Lemberg Hall is set in the heart of the beautiful Brandeis University campus, far from the busy streets of Waltham. Usen Castle is within steps of the center, as are nature trails winding through wooded areas, two ponds and a complex of athletic, music, art, dance, and theater facilities to busy everyone.
The summer program curriculum is drawn from the interests of the children (emergent) and planned around themes that take the children on trips of fantasy to explore the wonders of distant places and to our own backyard, which is this extraordinary university campus.
Summer Camp is designed so parents can select and pay only for the weeks they need in the summer. Though mostly comprised of children who either attended or will attend the Lemberg Children's Center school-year program, all children are welcome.
Our program is intentionally small — around 25 children each week, subdivided into two groups. These groups generally consist of:
- toddlers between the ages of 22 months to 4 years
- children between the ages of 4 and 6, or rising Thunderbirds.
Our summer director, Bruce Johnson, has led the program since 2005. Our lead teachers and teaching assistants usually have worked in our school-year program. Nearly all work full time (40 hours) and are here for the majority of the weeks of the summer. Our executive director, Howard Baker, oversees all programs of the Lemberg Children's Center, Inc.
As with our school year program our facilities are nut, peanut, egg and sesame-seed free and our staff welcomes working with children who have special educational needs.