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Friday, May 30, 2008

Three summer camps share Carlisle School campus

Three different camp options will be available this summer, all located on the Carlisle School campus. At a time when expenses are rising and transportation is costly, attending an “in-town” camp may be just what the budget needs.

Carlisle Rec program returns

The Carlisle Recreation Department will again offer a six-week camp for students in grades kindergarten through grade 8. The camp, called “Summer Fun,” has six two-week sessions with such activities as swimming, arts and crafts, and games for all ages, with advanced classes such as fencing for students in grades 4 and older. Sessions start at the end of June. For more information contact Recreation Director Holly Hamilton at 1-978-369-9815. Students too old for the camp can attend as Counselors in Training (CITs), working side by side with experienced counselors. Community service credits will be available for volunteer counselors.

Carlisle School offerings

The Carlisle School has expanded its offering of summer classes to not only include science and technology, but art, music and theater as well. The program, called “Summer Exploration Fun,” will offer two three-day sessions with both half- and all-day options. The first session runs June 25 - June 27, and the second will be July 28 - August 1. Each class has an instructor and an assistant. Several Carlisle School teachers are among the instructors.

The maximum for each class is 15 to 20 students, depending on the course. The students attending all day will break for a supervised lunch, and will have multiple recesses, explained Superintendent Marie Doyle.

“It is a chance to bring back a little bit of revenue” to the school, Doyle explained. She said the plan is to put the money earned into supplies for science and technology classes. For more information including a course list, see the flier at:, or speak with Sheila Morris at the school office: 1-978-369-6550.

LiveWire - Television production from CCTV

Another summer experience available on the Carlisle campus is offered by Sophie Burke, who is a professional videographer and television production trainer. She works at CCTV, Concord-Carlisle Community TV. From June 30 to July 3 students in grades 5 to 7 will have an opportunity to learn the trade of video production. Participants will create commercials, news features, and a mini-movie, learning how to write, shoot, and edit their work. Each student will receive a DVD of the team’s projects. Membership to CCTV is included. For more information call 1-978-318-1540 weekdays or 1-978-318-1432 weeknights. ∆

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