Summer Program

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The Summer Program welcomes students from Foote and the greater New Haven community for the hands-on projects and outdoor play, leading to new friendships and memories that last a lifetime.

Summer Theater Workshop

NEW THIS YEAR: Cassie Spadory will lead a two-week workshop in Devised Theater for students entering Grades 7, 8 & 9. Devised Theater is for students who have been exploring introductory acting techniques and who are prepared to work together as an ensemble to create a unique piece of theater. Over 10 classes, students will create a short and original scripted piece. Through ensemble-building activities, improv exercises, monologue work and writing prompts, students will understand the fundamentals of Devised Theater while having fun together.

Register for summer theater workshop

*Note that registration is not complete until your payment is received. Mail checks to:
Foote Summer Program
50 Loomis Place
New Haven, CT 06511

Dates

  • Two-week program: July 12-23 

Hours

  • 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday through Friday

Ages

  • Students entering Grades 7, 8 and 9 (maximum 15 students)

Cost

  • $250 for two weeks

Safety Measures

  • Participants will be required to wear masks at all times and maintain physical distance.
  • Classes will take place outdoors whenever possible or in the theater.
  • Parents must submit a negative PCR to the Student Health Office by Saturday, July 10. Parents should have their children tested between July 6 and July 8.

Other Info

  • Registration Deadline is May 24.
  • Pre-registration is required.
  • No walk-ins

Summer Adventures

Our Summer Adventures camp offers children ages 5 and up play and hands-on projects for two weeks in June and two weeks in August. Come for one day, all of them or anything in between. Children explore, create and make new friends in a relaxed atmosphere  on Foote's 18-acre campus. Campers can learn yoga, art, gardening and other structured activities and still have plenty of time for free play. Dawn Walsh and her Summer Program staff are experienced, caring and creative.

Register for Foote Summer adventures

*Note that registration is not complete until your payment is received. Mail checks to:
Foote Summer Program
50 Loomis Place
New Haven, CT 06511

Dates

  • June 21-25
  • June 28-July 1
  • August 9-13
  • August 16-20

Hours

  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ages

  • 5 and up

Activities

  • Arts and crafts
  • Outdoor play
  • Games
  • Yoga
  • Music
  • STEM
  • Gardening
  • And more

Cost

  • $500 per week
  • $100 per day
  • Note: There will be no camp on Friday, July 2 in observance of the July 4 holiday. The prorated cost for the week will be $400.

Safety Measures

  • Campers will be grouped by age in cohorts of no more than 10 children
  • All campers will be required to wear masks.
  • All campers will be required to produce a negative COVID-19 test prior to their first day.
  • All campers will participate in saliva-based testing for COVID-19 at school while camp is in session.

Other Info

  • Pre-registration is required
  • No walk-ins

Meet Dawn Walsh

Dawn Walsh, Summer Program Director

Dawn Walsh
Summer Program Director

Dawn and her staff emphasize the delight of play combined with community. They offer children an experience that inspires new interests and develops skills, and they help those children form wonderful memories in a warm and inclusive atmosphere. Dawn also directs the After School and Vacation programs and has taught nursery school since 1992.

 

 

Meet Cassie Spadory

Cassie Spadory
Summer Theater Workshop Director


Cassie majored in theater at the University of Massachusetts Amherst before receiving a master's degree in elementary education. She has taught theater with Hartford Stage Company, ACES ECA and at Foote. Cassie has assisted productions throughout her career at Foote and directed the school's first ever Faculty One-Act Plays. She believes in the importance of theater education as a way to instill empathy in students as they step into their character's shoes.

Contact Us

Dawn Walsh
Summer Program Director

Phone: 203-777-3464
Email: dwalsh@footeschool.org