Vacation Programs Overview
A unique experience filled with fun and learning
*Please note that the information outlined below reflects Belmont Vacation programming during a normal year. BASEC has made modifications to its vacation programs to ensure safety during the pandemic. Please visit our FAQ page or review the 23-24 Family Handbook to learn more.
Open to all students in grades K – 8. Students from all four Belmont elementary schools and Chenery Middle School attend BASEC Belmont Vacation Programs, making it a great place to connect with old friends and meet new ones! Classes are taught by our professional BASEC teachers and are designed to build the 21st-century skills so important to our youth.
What grades attend BASEC Vacation Programs?
BASEC Vacation Programs are school-age programs open to students in grades K – 8.
To meet our licensing requirements, we can only accept students during the summer that attended school between the grades of K – 8 during the previous school year; therefore, a student entering kindergarten in September is not yet eligible for BASEC Summer Vacation Programming.
BASEC programs are intentionally designed to be developmentally appropriate for students of different ages (e.g.: K students are automatically enrolled in their own specialized curriculum). To best engage our students, certain curriculum choices are available only to students in specific grades. Please see our curriculum choices page for more information.
February & April Vacation Field Trips
February Vacation Program
- Friday, February 23, 2024 – “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” at Wheelock Family Theater
April Vacation Program
- Friday, April 19, 2024 – “A Wrinkle in Time” at Wheelock Family Theater
Summer Vacation Field Trips
We are still planning for the summer of 2024.
What else should I know?
Students will be grouped based on curriculum choices chosen at registration. Teachers and Curriculum Specialists will implement choices across a broad spectrum, including STEM, Sports, Performing and Visual Arts, and much more!
This curriculum option will not be available for our 2024 February Vacation Program but will run for our 2024 April Vacation Program for current 6th – 8th graders. For summer 2024, Outing will be running for rising 6th – 8th grade campers. The summer Outing weeks are still to be determined.
We will be providing more information about swimming for our 2024 Summer Camp in the spring of 2024.
CIT programming is to be determined for our 2024 camps.
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BASEC February and April Vacation Programs are licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Department of Early Education and Care.
BASEC Belmont Summer Camp must comply with the regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (105 CMR 430.00) and be licensed by the Belmont Board of Health.