Summer Program

BASEC Summer Vacation Camp Registration Opens Friday, 1/12!

BASEC Summer Enrichment Camp blends the best elements of BASEC programming into a diverse experience of exploration, learning and fun. BASEC educators are the heart of soul of Summer Camp. Our combination of curriculum specialists, professional teachers, and high school and college-aged teaching assistants develop and implement a wonderful curriculum that builds the 21st Century skills so important to our youth.

For the Summer of 2018, we are returning to our model of that has been so successful over the past 6 years for the entire 10 weeks of summer.

2018 Summer Camp When & Where

Week Dates Location Time Details Status
1 6/25-6/29 Beth El Temple Center 8:00 AM–5:30 PM  Regular Curriculum choices Open
2 7/2-7/6 Beth El Temple Center 8:00 AM–5:30 PM No Camp 7/4/18

Reg. Curric. choices

Open
3 7/9-7/13 Beth El Temple Center 8:00 AM–5:30 PM  Regular Curriculum choices Open
4 7/16-7/20 Beth El Temple Center 8:00 AM–5:30 PM  Regular Curriculum choices Open
5 7/23-7/27 Beth El Temple Center 8:00 AM–5:30 PM  Regular Curriculum choices Open
6 7/30-8/3 The First Church in Belmont 8:00 AM–5:30 PM  Regular Curriculum choices Open
7 8/6-8/10 The First Church in Belmont 8:00 AM–5:30 PM  Regular Curriculum choices Open
8 8/13-8/17 The First Church in Belmont 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM  Regular Curriculum choices Open
9 8/20-8/24 The First Church in Belmont 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM  Academy Week Open
10 8/27-8/31 The First Church in Belmont 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM  Academy Week Open

*A huge thank you goes out to our partners: Beth El Temple Center and First Church in Belmont. These community organizations have been amazing to work with in this process and we are excited about again utilizing these two locations.

Summer Curriculum Choices

Throughout the summer, we offer the classes described below. Please indicate your child’s curriculum preferences when signing up for camp. We will place them in groups for each week, allowing us to keep group sizes balanced and best allocate our teaching staff. We will do our best to ensure that every child is able to participate in their preferred choices, but groups do fill up. Preference is given on a first-come, first-served basis.

Our registration system allows for a first choice and second choice; however, more detailed information (ranked choices, special health circumstances, and LARP or Coding specific week requests) are helpful as we create our curriculum groups. Following your registration, please email us at vacationcamp@belmontbasec.org to communicate more detailed information than the fields below allow.

Most curriculum groups meet in the morning only, leaving the afternoon for swim, free play, and teacher-led choices in outdoor games, art, yoga, engineering, and theater. Your child can make different choices every afternoon, but will be in the same morning curriculum block for the whole week.

The first 8 weeks of camp offer a wide cross section of the curriculum choices below for all students in grades 1 – 8. While not every curriculum choice will garner enough interest to run every week, we’ve seen many choices (like Sports and STEAM) run each of the first 8 weeks of summer. When we have received enough registrations to confirm camp curriculum choices for the summer, we’ll communicate that to you by email.

BASEC Academy
(weeks of August 20 & 27)

Based on the latest research to counteract academic “summer slip.” Students entering grades 1 – 4 spend half the day in summer activities and the other half refreshing their academic skills to hit the ground running in September. With a focus on language arts and math, our programming provides students with rote practice of skills, as well as the engaging, open-ended lessons that promote deep understanding of concepts.

Students entering grades 5 – 8 will participate in our new Makerspace (2-week minimum, see below) or LARP for the weeks of August 20 and August 27.

Outing Club and LARP: A Camp within a Camp

You must indicate when enrolling if you are signing up for one of those choices, and for which week. An additional fee applies for Outing Club.

Please Note: In order to effectively place campers in Outing Club or LARP slots, we must receive a separate email requesting Outing Club or LARP for specific weeks that coincide with a camp registration for that same week. Please send this email to vacationcamp@belmontbasec.org.

Slots will be filled when both the registration for a camp week and an email requesting LARP for that particular week are received.

Summer Curriculum Choices

We are currently working to embed a field within the registration for requesting summer weeks. Until this is ready and active, please send an email to vacationcamp@belmontbasec.org following your registration with the summer weeks you are requesting.


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