Penguin Hall’s Summer Camp offers middle school girls in grades 6-8 enriching, personalized and fun summer experiences for 5 weeks from July 11, 2022 to August 8, 2022. This in-person camp allows students to discover and develop their artistic and academic talents in a fun and supportive environment while forming friendships that will last well beyond the summer. Our weekly themes will include enrichment activities such as painting, jewelry-making, outdoor survival skills, and baking! Get ready for afternoons full of activities including games, arts and crafts, and more!

What To Expect

Drop off starts at 8:30 a.m. where they will have the opportunity to grab a morning snack and socialize. Scheduled enrichment courses begin at 9:00 a.m. and run through 12:00 p.m. A delicious lunch will be served from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. After the campers have had time to rest and digest we will begin our afternoon activities. From 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. the campers will engage in a wide range activities. Refer to our FAQ document for answers to any questions you may have regarding scheduling and more.

Course Offerings and Cost

Morning Thematic Courses Including Lunch
8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Cost Per Week
Film: 7/11-7/15

This is a full-day course which runs from 8:30am – 3:30pm.

Have you always wanted a chance to flex your creative muscles and learn the art of filmmaking? 
During Film week Campers will learn skills in scriptwriting, storyboard sketching, character development, improvisation, and camera skills. Together, the group will write, shoot, and edit a film in a genre of their choosing. Students will also learn to edit their films using professional edit software.  All films are eligible for submission to the 10th annual Boston International Kids Film Festival that will take place the weekend of November 18, 2022.
$375
SOLD OUT

Baking: 7/18-7/22 


Batter Up! Everything in life is better with cake. 
During this week we will explore basic baking fundamentals and baking terminology and learn how to read and understand a recipe. Best of all, you’ll get your hands in the batter and gain experience actually baking your own delicious treats each day. Projects include making cookies, cakes, a yeast bread and more.
$325
Recyclable Fashion: 7/25-7/29

Do you like fashion and accessories?  Do you want to learn how to sew and create your own clothes and accessories?  Then this class is for you!  Amy has been teaching sewing and fashion for over 20 years. In this class you will learn how to make and use a pattern and hand sew all while using recycled clothes and materials to make your designs come true.
$325
Jewelry Making: 8/1-8/5

Get ready for everyone to ask you “Where did you get that?” 
Love creating and crafting? Imagine wearing pieces that you created by hand. All week, campers will immerse in the art of handmade jewelry making. Campers will explore a variety of materials and jewelry techniques from the simplicity of wire wrapping and making earwires, to more advanced techniques such as hammering metals. Each camper will create their own pieces to take home and cherish.
$325
Wild Science: 8/8-8/12

Immerse yourself in nature and discover specimens out on the trail, this week will be all things wild science.  Keep a field-journal with your sketches and observations and learn to identify various trees and insects. 
$325
Afternoon Activities: 7/18 – 8/12

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Campers are welcome to stay for afternoon activities including games, arts & crafts, walks through our campus trails, and more.
$75

How to Register

Click on the link below to sign up for your desired dates. Please fill out one form per camper. All registrants must provide APH with a copy of their most recent health physical and immunization record. Please scan and email documents to summer@penguinhall.org.

The APH Summer Program is licensed through the Wenham Board of Health.

APH Camp is in regulatory compliance with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health regulations for recreational camps 105 CMR 430.000.

To support the health and wellness of our community, APH hires health supervisors that are supported by a licensed physician, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner. We train our health supervisors in allergy management, medication administration and are certified in first aid and CPR.

Parents have the right to review background checks, health care and discipline policies and grievance procedures upon request.

Staff members of the APH Summer Camp are specifically chosen for their skills and successful experience with campers. Applicants undergo a thorough application process. Candidates who become staff members are those who are best able to help our program meet its goals.

Each counselor works with the Camp Director to set goals for the summer and work on areas of growth. Within the organizational structure of the Summer Camp, counselors have the opportunity to increase their role and responsibilities each summer.

  • Applicants must be at least 16 years old to apply. In addition to committing to ALL weeks of the Camp, candidates are required to attend orientation and training workshops.
  • Many of our staff are CPR/AED and First Aid certified.
  • APH Summer camp staff are college students, teachers or activity specialists who have proven, successful experience working with children.
  • APH camp staff must attend a comprehensive staff orientation before camp begins to embrace the Summer Camp core program and values and build a cohesive staff team who work in the best interest of the campers at all times. Orientation includes health and safety protocols, risk management, behavior management, intentional program design, emergency procedures, use of resources, care of equipment, and overall knowledge of camp procedures. APH staff have undergone background checks, including a Massachusetts CORI, SORI, and the National Sex Offender Public Registry. In addition, we conduct in-person interviews and check three provided references.

For questions or inquires about the employment process please contact summer@penguinhall.org or 978.468.6200.

  1. The staff member will inform the Health Supervisor by two-way radio that the camper is feeling ill. The Health Supervisor will instruct the staff member to bring the child to the Health Office, or the Health Supervisor will go and get the child.
  2. The Health Supervisor will assess the child’s medical condition. If the child appears to have no serious illness, the Health Supervisor will have the child rest for a while and then reassess the child’s condition.
  3. If the child doesn’t feel better within an hour, the parent will be contacted to pick up the child.
  4. If the child feels better, the Health Supervisor will accompany the child back to the group.

Participants should come with sunscreen already applied. The camp will have a supply of sunscreen available to those who forget. A shaded area will be provided for the campers to rest out of the sun.