Marlborough Summer has a variety of classes available for students entering kindergarten and first grade in the fall. Called Camp Mustang, this program provides students with age-appropriate activities and experiences. Parents may elect for students to participate only in morning classes or may add afternoon activities.
The schedule for the Camp Mustang day is as follows:
7:00–8:00 a.m. - Before School Care
8:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. - Camp Mustang in the Morning
12:15–1:15 p.m. - Lunch Period
1:15–2:45 p.m. - Camp Mustang in the Afternoon
2:45–5:00 p.m. - Extended Care
Kindergarten and first grade students will be closely supervised at all times, including lunch time. Please note, only students enrolled in an afternoon class may stay for lunch. Tuition for Camp Mustang includes the entire morning, through the five-week duration of the program.
Each group, led by a Camp Mustang counselor, rotates through the following activities during the five weeks of the program:
- Stories, Words, and Numbers (a sneak peek of the coming school year)
- Drama; Movement; Art; Music;
- Sports Activities
Camp Mustang in the Morning concludes at 12:15 p.m. Parents who would like their children to participate in afternoon programs should sign up for Camp Mustang in the Afternoon and, if needed, After-School Care from 2:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Children participating in afternoon programs will have lunch with their group (included in the price). Students who are not enrolled in afternoon programs must be picked up at the Front Gate at 12:15 p.m.
Camp Mustang with Swim Lessons participants enjoy all of the activities other Camp Mustang participants experience but with semi-private swim lessons each day from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
In order to offer individual instruction and attention for swim lessons, we can only accommodate a maximum of 30 children on a first-come, first-served basis. Camp Mustang with Swim Lessons concludes at 12:15 p.m. Parents who would like their children to participate in afternoon programs should sign up for Camp Mustang in the Afternoon. Children participating in afternoon programs will have lunch with their group (included in the price). Students who are not enrolled in afternoon programs must be picked up at the Front Gate at 12:15 p.m.
Camp Mustang in the Afternoon is a special afternoon program for Camp Mustang students who would like to choose from a variety of fun classes. Students will be able to attend two 45-minute classes each day from 1:15 pm to 2:45 pm. Choose two options to customize your child's afternoon experience while continuing the individual instruction and attention that is a priority of the Camp Mustang program. Enrollment in Camp Mustang in the Afternoon includes lunch each day.
Class options vary from year to year, but can include fun classes such as:
Join us as we learn about famous artists such as Georgia O'Keefe, Henri Matisse, and Andy Warhol, and make wonderful creations each week using a wide variety of artist's materials and themes. Come join the adventure!
Beginners Chess Club
We introduce chess to students in a fun and exciting way! For all students and all levels, we teach students to play chess and help them succeed in school by stimulating their problem-solving skills, analytical skills, and critical thinking. The class includes exclusive booklets and worksheets to help students. Win certificates, medals, and trophies!
Cute & Cuddly Animals
Cute and Cuddly Animals is a hands-on experience with some of the most adorable animals around! Kids will enjoy learning about new animals each week from guinea pigs, to ferrets, to miniature chickens, to bunny rabbits, and more! This exciting and enchanting class is perfectly suitable for students of all ages!
Students will use beautiful, colorful and fun materials – folding, cutting, tearing, threading, gluing, drawing, stamping, collaging, and more to create enchanting books large and small. Students will learn a variety of book structures, including accordion, envelope, signature, and side bound books. Then they will let their imaginations take flight as they fill their books with letters, words, stories, wishes, images, fun characters, and anything they can make up to act out adventures on their pages, and cast a spell on their readers and classmates. Students will share their book-works with each other as we go along, and invite families and friends to share and celebrate their bewitching creations during the last week of Marlborough Summer.
Fun-damentals of Science
Delve in to the nuts and bolts of the universe as we explore molecules and how they are held together. Students become junior scientists as they build their very own rocket race car while investigating simple machines, triangles, arches and cylinders. Observe as your mad scientist melts metal in boiling water with just a breath of dry ice. Slide down the pH scale and make a batch of slime! Students will transform the classroom into a crime lab and build their own Technicolor Blender to uncover the hidden components of white light and rainbows. Sit in the Director's chair and learn the science of movie making. Enter the realm of dinosaurs and explore the world of creepy crawly creatures and learn about ocean habitats. All this, and much, much, more!
Perfect your magic skills in this interactive, creative, spell-binding class! Find out which house you belong to and learn how to make potions, use your wand, identify creatures, and more! Witches and wizards will graduate the Academy with the supplies and skills to use their magic for good.
Kids Cooking Academy
In this scrumptious class, students will tantalize their taste buds and have fun with food! Learn how to scramble eggs, make guacamole, design a recipe, and so much more. Different recipes each week! Learn the math of measuring, nutrition, dining etiquette, and cooperation skills.
Lego Robot World
Lego Robot World provides children everything they love and need from a fun, stimulating activity. First, they are intellectually captivated and challenged by building motorized robots and machines out of Lego technic parts (yes, they really can build them!). Next, they imagine a world in which their walking robot, helicopter, motorboat, gear car, windmill or other robotic device exists and functions. Their creativity is further ignited as they build the house, heliport or dock for their motorized creation. And finally, they experience joy as they play with their robotic machine in its environment and use it to interact with other children. And with thousands of Lego parts and a master Lego builder to help them build, children enjoy and learn from every visit to Lego Robot World (and rarely wish to leave). Lego Robot World promotes problem-solving skills, creativity, basic math concepts, self-reliance and self confidence, all while children have tons of fun!
Rocket Science and Astronomy Ready set, blast off! Explore the Universe as we launch everything from Film Canister Rockets, to Water Bottle Blasters, Business Card Boomerangs, and much more! Our adventures will take us to Titan, Mars, and a Galactic Cluster as we learn about comets, constellations, and our galaxy! This class is out of this world!
STOMP Learn fun hip hop and jazz funk dance moves while creating rhythms of music with everyday objects you wouldn’t expect! Brooms, garbage can lids, boxes and more will be our musical instruments! This class encourages you to be your true self and to connect with others through the love of dance, music, and theater.
What else do I need to know?
- There is NO homework for Camp Mustang.
- Children are placed in groups of no more than 12-13, with two counselors/teachers' aides per group. Each group stays together during the day and throughout the five-week program.
- Please note: we do not accept requests to pair students in groups. Groups are created so that everyone has a chance to meet new friends. Groups will be assigned in June.
- In order to offer individual instruction and attention, we can only accommodate a maximum of 104 children on a first-come, first-served basis.
- All parents are invited to attend the Camp Mustang Performance during the last week of Marlborough Summer. The performance will showcase the skills learned throughout the session.
Marlborough Summer 2020 Dates
Week 1 Workshops
Week 2 Sports Camps and Workshops
June 22 - 24
Five-Week Program (Camp Mustang and Classic Summer)