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A Self-Directed Learning Summer Program 

This is a Tuesday/Thursday summer program opportunity for children and teens ages 6 to 14. 

LOCATION: Whitinsville, MA

The space includes a grassy yard, trampoline, ninja course, chickens, vegetable & perennial gardens, 50 acres of woods- with trails, ping pong, 50+ board/card games, sprinkler for cooling down, kitchen to cook in, arts/crafts/building maker space, etc.. 

The price for the week (2 days) is $75.

Available weeks: (Tuesday/Thursday only)

June 28th & 30th
July 5th & 7th
July 12th & 14th
July 19th & 21st
July 26th & 28th
August 2nd & 4th


The Schedule

9:00 - 9:10 Arrival, Settle in, Offerings

  • Children arrive and settle their belongings


9:10-9:30 Morning Meeting 

  • Play a connection game

  • As a group we will build our offering board.  Children can offer classes/activities and set a time for their offering.


9:30 - 12:30  Self-Directed Learning  

  • ​Children participate in offerings of their choice and make decisions about how to spend their time. 

  • Throughout the day, facilitators help children prepare for their learning offerings.  They announce all offerings so children are aware and can participate if interested.  


12:30 - 1:00 Lunch


1:00 - 2:45 Self-Directed Learning 

  • Children participate in offerings of their choice and make decisions about how to spend their time.

2:30 - 2:45 Change-up & Wrap Up  

  • Discuss any challenges (AWARENESS) we face as a community.  Together we come up with solutions (PROPOSALS) and agree to follow through as a community (WEEK 1, 2, 3 PRACTICE) until MASTERY/HABIT is formed.

  • Share highs, lows, and gratitudes from the day.

2:50 - 3:00 Parent Pick-up 

Types of Learning Offerings

  • Shared experience- doing an activity together

  • Shared exploration- exploring a topic together as a group

  • "Class"- A student, facilitator, parent volunteer, or the greater community shares their knowledge about a topic.

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