Ancona Summer

We’re thrilled to be able to offer our in-person summer program for the summer of 2021!

Ancona Summer offers educational, enriching, and fun programming for children ages 3 through 8th grade!

Click here to Register for Ancona Summer!


Ancona Summer 2021 runs from June 28 through August 20.

This year, so that we can adequately prepare and safely staff our camp sessions, there is a minimum sign-up requirement of two weeks.

Unplugged: Outdoor Exploration & Urban Farming (1st-8th Grades):

June 28 – July 23

From farming in our garden to building wildlife habitats, campers will get their hands dirty throughout this Journey with Ancona’s very own Outdoor Learning Educator, Chris Weber!

With outings to nature preserves, hanging around with goats, and checking out local neighborhood chicken coops, Urban Farming will introduce and reinforce practices to ensure campers become good stewards of the Earth. We will continue to build on those practices while at the same time instructing and inspiring children while they learn basic recipes and culinary skills from various guest chefs.

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead (1st-8th Grades):

July 26th – August 20th

Campers will have the chance to explore simple circuits, a variety of computer programs, coding, and much more! What’s more, after learning fabrication techniques from a plethora of makers and engineering experts, our intrepid engineers will have the knowledge and confidence to fabricate their very own creation.

This will be realized in a few different ways from competing with cardboard to 3D printing and a multitude of computer and hands-on activities! Artistic Adventures will keep that creative spirit alive as campers work on a multitude of projects in a variety of mediums including pottery, painting, printmaking, and more.

Little Explorer (3 years old – kindergarten):

June 28th – August 20th

Pre-primary students will engage in a fun summer filled with activity and exploration! Centered around the theme of Metamorphosis & Change, children will have an opportunity to monitor the life cycle of Monarch butterflies, explore various nature trails and preserves around the Hyde Park neighborhood, and take part in a wide variety of exciting activities!

Little Explorer Spanish Immersion (3 years old – kindergarten):

NEW THIS YEAR! We will be offering a Spanish Immersion Little Explorers classroom!

This group of students will follow the same Metamorphosis & Change curriculum while simultaneously engaging in fun activities centered around learning the Spanish language and other cultural experiences!

Academic Bridge Program:

June 28th – July 23rd / July 26th – August 20th

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new Virtual Summer Academic Bridge Program!

The Virtual Summer Academic Bridge Program offers students entering 1st – 8th grades the opportunity to enrich their learning in Math and Reading. Students will focus on skill development in math and reading, improve their executive functioning skills and preview grade-level skills for the 2021-2022 school year.

We are offering two 4-week sessions that will run from 8am – 10am Monday – Friday. Reserve your child’s spot today!

Session I: 1st – 4th Grades June 28th – July 23rd

Session II: 5th – 8th Grades July 26th – August 20th

If your child is also participating in Ancona’s summer camp and will be on-campus, you can also sign them up for Virtual Summer Academic Bridge! We have the space and the supervision to ensure that your child can still participate.

Have questions about our Ancona Summer Program? Contact Taylor Marsh via email at tmarsh [@] We are happy to work with your family to make the program work for you!

 Before March 1 After March 1
Little Explorers (Ages 3-5)$1,000$1,200
Little Explorers Spanish Immersion (Ages 3-5)$1,100$1,400
Ancona Journeys (1st through 8th Grades)$1000$1,200
Academic Bridge (1st-4th Grades; 5th-8th Grades)$340 (4 week program)$360 (4 week program)

*Our Refund Policy: Full refunds (less the $100 non-refundable deposit) will be offered for any reservations that are cancelled at least 30 days prior to the start date of Ancona Summer (Monday 6/28).

Reservations that are canceled within 2 weeks of the camp start date will be eligible for a refund of 50% (less the $100 non-refundable deposit) and any reservations that are canceled inside of 2 weeks will not receive a refund.

If you have any further questions or need any clarification on this or any of our camp policies please reach out to Taylor Marsh directly and he will assist you with your inquiries.

Click here to Register for Ancona Summer!