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After School Programs

Fall Trimester

Fall on the Hilltop Programs Registration Information

Extend your child(ren)’s school day with an array of after school programs with Fall on the Hilltop! Berwick Academy is excited to launch our fall auxiliary programs, registration is now open! Grab your spots to a wide array of programming for Lower and Middle School students. 

Families will be asked to create an account on CampBrain or log into their current account. Payments in CampBrain can only be completed with a credit card. If you would prefer to pay by cash or check, or to inquire about payment plans or financial assistance, please reach out to Margot Harrington, Director of Auxiliary Programs, at margot.harrington@berwickacademy.org for more information.


 

Arts

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  • Comic Creatives | Wednesdays | Nov. 29-Dec. 13 | Grades 3-5

    Instructor: Sages Entertainment
    Grades 3-5 • Wed., Nov. 29-Dec. 13 • 3:15-5 p.m. • $225

    Have you ever wondered how superheroes in comic books are made? When reading a webcomic, have you ever
    thought, "I wish I could do that." Young artists in Comic Creatives will learn the basics of comic creation from
    start to finish. Artists will explore different comic art styles such as anime, cartoon, and marvel while creating
    their own illustrations and honing their skills.
  • Getting Artsy After School | Session One: Mondays, Jan. 25-Feb. 22 | Session Two: Mondays, Jan. 22-Feb. 26 (skip Feb. 19) | K-Grade 4

    Instructor: Doodlebugz
    SESSION ONE: Grades K-1 • Thu., Jan. 25-Feb. 22 • 3:15-5 p.m. • $225
    SESSION TWO: Grades 2-4 • Mon., Jan. 22-Feb. 26 (skip Feb. 19) • 3:15-5 p.m. • $225

    In this program students will get creative with a variety of mediums such as air dry clay, paint, glass fusing, and MORE! This is a wonderful opportunity to express yourself, try something new, expand art skills, and make new friends!
  • Sewing for Beginners | Mondays | Jan. 22-Feb. 12 | Grades 5-8

    Instructor: Jessica Tejerina
    Grades 5-8 • Mon., Jan. 22-Feb.12 • 3:15-5 p.m. • $175

    Learn how to sew! Sewing isn’t just for your grandma-it’s a great life skill and a way to make some amazing,
    low-budget, and super thoughtful gifts for your friends and family! Each week students will make utilitarian
    projects like dopp kits, zippered makeup/pencil pouches, tote bags, or self-care items. Participants will leave
    with the complete instructions and patterns to remake any of the projects at home. All supplies will be included!
  • Theater Games & Improv Basic! | Thursdays | Jan. 18-Feb. 22 | Grades 2-4

    Instructor: Guinevere Hilton
    Grades 2-4 • Thu., Jan. 22-Feb.12 • 3:15-5 p.m. • $175

    In this program, students will have a chance to flex their imaginations and gain basic theater skills and etiquette.
    Participants will learn the elements of improvisation through games, acting exercises, and play. Students will
    hone their collaborative skills and learn about how to support their fellow actors and be respectful and playful.
  • Winter Clay Decorations | Session One: Tuesday, Dec. 5 | Session Two: Tuesday, Nov. 28 | K-Grade 5

    Instructor: Teaya Fitzgerald
    SESSION ONE: Grades K-2 • Tue., Dec. 5 • 3:15-5 p.m. • $60
    SESSION TWO: Grades 3-5 • Tue., Nov. 28 • 3:15-5 p.m. • $60

    Get creative with clay! In this program students will use slabs of clay and stencils to make unique hanging winter and holiday decorations. Pieces will be glazed and available to pick up approximately a week after the session.

Cooking

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  • Let's Bake! | Monday/Tuesday, Sept. 11 & 12 | Monday/Tuesday Sept. 18 & 19 | Grades 2-8

    Session 1:
    Dates: Monday/Tuesday, Sept. 11 & 12
    Time: 3:15 - 5 p.m.
    Age: Grades 5-8
    Instructor: Sarah Jeanne Shimer
    Cost: $90

    Session 2:
    Dates: Monday/Tuesday, Sept. 18 & 19
    Time: 3:15 - 5 p.m.
    Age: Grades 2-4
    Instructor: Sarah Jeanne Shimer
    Cost: $90

    What's one of the best things to do on fall day in New England? Bake treats with apples and pumpkins! During this two-day program, we will be in the Test Kitchen making some of our favorite fall-inspired snacks, such as caramel apples, pumpkin cake, and more!
  • International Foods with Flair | Mondays | Oct. 2-Nov. 6 (Skip Oct. 9 & 30) | Grades 5-8

    Day: Mondays
    Dates: Oct. 2-Nov. 6 (Skip Oct. 9 & 30)
    Time: 3:15 - 5 p.m.
    Age: Grades 5-8
    Instructor: Kate Dolan
    Cost: $175

    We will jump right into the Test Kitchen with some basic and more advanced tasks through a variety of classes. Junior Chefs in training will learn to recognize and use tools and appliances in the kitchen, read recipes, and learn kitchen safety and sanitation. They will have fun acquiring a variety of basic cooking skills and recipes from countries and regions such as Japan, The Mediterranean, South America, and India. Participants will learn basic food math skills and gain an understanding of the historical significance of food in our global society. The highlight of this class will be making recipes that participants taste test and every Junior Chef will keep the recipes so they can recreate the experience at home for their friends and families.  

Sports & Recreation

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  • Surfing | Thursdays | Sept. 7-28 | Grades 6+

    Day: Thursdays
    Dates: Sept. 7-28
    Time: 3:15 - 6 p.m.
    Age: Grades 6+
    Instructor: Christie Barnes
    Cost: $300

    Your instructors will guide you through the fundamentals of surfing, including paddling, how to stand, riding, ocean safety, and wave selection. Surfing takes time so you will build off what you learn each day to help become a solid all-around surfer with the goal that after a few sessions with Liquid Dreams, you will feel comfortable riding waves on your own. Students should bring a swimsuit, towel, snack, and water. Liquid Dreams will provide the wetsuits and surfboards. Spaces are limited, so sign up fast! This program will use a Berwick Academy vehicle to get to and from the beach. Please also note the late return as the late bus will not be available.
  • Multisports | Wednesdays | Sept. 27-Oct. 25 | Grades K-3

    Day: Wednesdays
    Dates: Sept. 27-Oct. 25
    Time: 3:15 - 5 p.m.
    Age: Grades K-3
    Instructor: Berwick Academy Staff
    Cost: $175

    Hit the court or field and spend your afternoon learning and playing sports and group games! We will be covering soccer, floor hockey, tennis, and MORE! Sign up with your classmates and make new friends in other grades too. Sportsmanship, fun, and leadership will be woven into this active after school program!
  • Indoor Rock Climbing | Thursdays & Tuesdays | Oct. 26-Nov. 16 & Oct. 3-24 | Grades 3-8

    Session 1:
    Day:
    Thursdays
    Dates: Oct. 26-Nov. 16
    Time: 3:15-5:10 p.m.
    Grades: 3-5
    Instructor: Berwick Academy Staff
    Cost: $225

    Session 2:
    Day:
    Tuesdays
    Dates: Oct. 3-24
    Time: 3:15-5:10 p.m.
    Grades: 6-8
    Instructor: Berwick Academy Staff
    Cost: $225

    Want to just "hang around" after school at the indoor rock gym? Join us for four weeks of bouldering and top roping at Indoor Ascent in Dover! Berwick employees will partner with Indoor Ascent staff to provide guidance and safety while students build climbing skills and strength. Everyone will have a blast! Equipment and transportation to and from the rock gym are included in the cost. Spaces are limited so sign up fast! This program will use a Berwick Academy vehicle to get to and from the rock gym.
  • Esports Extravaganza! | Wednesdays | Sept. 20-Oct. 25 | Grades 5+

    Day: Wednesdays
    Dates: Sept. 20-Oct. 25
    Time: 3:15 - 5 p.m.
    Age: 5+
    Instructor: Tyler Albert & Adam Grant

    Cost: $200

    Do you enjoy playing games like Super Smash Bros., Rocket League, and Mario Kart? This fall, we will be offering them all! New to these games? No problem! We encourage everyone to sign up and join the fun! Mr. Albert and Mr. Grant can teach you! We will play all three games each week so get your game face on!

STEAM

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  • LEGO Robotics Challenge & Showcase | Tuesdays | Sept. 19-Nov. 14 (skip Oct. 31) |Grades 5-8

    Days: Tuesdays
    Dates:
    Sept. 19-Nov. 14 (skip Oct. 31)
    Time: 3:15 - 5 p.m.
    Age: Grades 5-8
    Instructor: Sages Entertainment
    Cost: $600

    Who’s ready to build? In LEGO Robotics, team members will focus on multiple areas of innovation. They will design, build, and program a LEGO robot to solve missions and hone their teamwork/communication skills as they work together. On the last day, we will host a showcase where team members can share what they have learned with their families and friends.
  • LEGO Robotics Training Camp | Mondays | Oct. 2-Nov. 20 (skip Oct. 9 & 30) | Grades K-4

    Day: Mondays
    Dates: Oct. 2-Nov. 20 (skip Oct. 9 & 30)
    Time: 3:15 - 5 p.m.
    Age: Grades K-4

    Instructor: Sages Entertainment
    Cost: $450

    Let’s explore through play using the LEGO Education STEAM Park and SPIKE prime essentials robotics kits! Team members will build confidence and learn teamwork skills as they create interactive models based on a challenge. This is a great introduction to the world of our robotics programs built on a foundation of core values, celebrating discovery, innovation, teamwork, and fun!
  • White Pine Nature Club | Wednesdays | Nov. 1-15 | Grades K-3

    Day: Wednesdays
    Dates: Nov. 1-15
    Time: 3:15 - 5 p.m.
    Grades: K-3

    Instructor: White Pine Programs
    Cost: $150

    Join us for afternoons of forest navigation with White Pine Programs! Your child(ren) will engage in nature-based play and learning opportunities that encourage exploration, teach naturalist skills, build environmental stewardship, and connection to nature. Games and fun activities will focus on the trees and wildlife local to Berwick Academy. Children will leave tired and dirty, but inspired to spend more time outdoors!
  • It's Magic-Magic Explorers! | Wednesday, Sept. 20 | Grades K-1

    Date: Wednesday, Sept. 20
    Time: 3:15 - 4:30 p.m.
    Grades: K-1
    Instructor: Sages Entertainment
    Cost: $60

    This is a one-of-a-kind program developed to help kids have fun, make friends, feel special, and learn cool things about themselves in the world around them. Our creatively designed magic adventure packs, or MAPS, are an awesome mixture of magic meets arts and crafts, along with a splash of social-emotional learning that will help kids learn how important it is to care! The magic makes the fun happen and the fun makes learning easy!
  • It's Magic-Build a Trick! | Thursday, Sept. 21 | 3:15-4:30 p.m. | Grades 2-4

    Date: Thursday, Sept. 21
    Time: 3:15 - 4:30 p.m.
    Grades: 2-4
    Instructor: Sages Entertainment
    Cost: $60

    Extraordinary FUN that makes great kids appear! It’s not just about tricks; magicians-in-training learn how to feel confident and empowered every day. They’ll also reinforce those critical skills that go beyond the world of magic, like how to build relationships with others. Plus, practicing magic will help them grow in ways they didn't know were possible!
  • Budding Naturalists | Thursdays | Oct. 5-26 | Grades K-2

    Day: Thursdays
    Dates: Oct. 5-26
    Time: 3:15-5 p.m.
    Grades: K-2

    Instructor: Center for Wildlife
    Cost: $250

    While soaring through the sky, climbing through the trees, or swimming through the water, our local wildlife are always on the hunt for food, busy raising babies, and surviving in the wild! Learn what it takes for animals to survive in the wild and how we can help animal species found in our area. The Center for Wildlife's team of Project WILD certified educators will be accompanied by the Center's non-releasable wildlife ambassadors for an interactive presentation and STEAM nature-based activity as we bring the concepts of wildlife conservation to life! Each session will focus on a new and exciting topic of ecology, include hands-on activity time, and help aspiring naturalists learn about what they can do to help protect our environment. To keep things fresh and engaging, we will talk about different plant and animal species each class and spend time exploring both indoors and out!
  • Ooey Gooey Messy Yummy | Thursday, Sept. 14 & Wednesday Sept. 13 | Grades K-4

    Session 1:
    Dates: Thursday, Sept.14
    Time: 3:15-4:30 p.m.
    Grades: K-1
    Instructor: Sages Entertainment
    Cost: $60

    Session 2:
    Dates: Wednesday, Sept. 13
    Time: 3:15-4:30 p.m.
    Grades: 2-4
    Instructor: Sages Entertainment
    Cost: $60

    Science can be so many different things! Sometimes it is sticky, stretchy, gooey, and delicious. Young scientists will explore textures, tastes, and the scientific method on this fun STEAM experiment day.

Off-Site Days Off

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  • Wild Exploration Day | Friday, Oct. 20 | Grades 1-6

    Session 1:
    Date: Friday, Oct. 20
    Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Grades: 1-3
    Instructor: Center for Wildlife
    Location: Center for Wildlife, Cape Neddick
    Cost: $130

    Session 2:
    Date: Friday, Oct. 20
    Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Grades: 4-6
    Instructor: Center for Wildlife
    Location: Center for Wildlife, Cape Neddick
    Cost: $130

    Center for Wildlife invites the Berwick Academy community for a full day of active learning here at our campus during our Wild Exploration Day! During this program, students will get the opportunity to: gain behind-the-scenes knowledge on the caretaking of our ambassador animals, meet ambassador animals and learn about their species, partake in a variety of nature-based crafts, and activities and take a short nature hike on CFW nature trails! All activities will be catered to varying grade ranges. Students will have numerous breaks throughout the day including lunch (BYO lunch, snacks, and water). A large portion of this day will be spent outdoors so weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy, waterproof footwear are recommended.
  • Forest Fun Day! | Monday, Oct. 30 | Grades K-5

    Date: Monday, Oct. 30
    Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Age: Grades K-5
    Instructor: White Pine Programs
    Location: Zach's Farm, York
    Cost: $130

    Spend a day in the forests and fields of Zach’s Farm playing games, exploring the woods, and tracking wildlife. We will practice survival skills like fire making, fort building, and orienteering in addition to learning about the marsh and its inhabitants. Children will be in small groups led by White Pine’s talented outdoor educators and will come home happy, dirty, and inspired to spend more time outdoors!

Berwick Academy

Berwick Academy, situated on an 80-acre campus just over one hour north of Boston, serves 550 students, Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 and Post-Graduates. Berwick students are from Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and several countries. Deeply committed to its mission of promoting virtue and useful knowledge, Berwick Academy empowers students to be creative and bold. Berwick strives to graduate alumni who shape their own learning, take risks, ask thoughtful questions, and come to understand and celebrate their authentic selves.