Programs

Summer Camp

Investigate! Innovate! Invigorate!

Summer at Inly provides an opportunity for children to investigate nature, art, and theater, innovate with new tools and technologies, and invigorate their bodies and minds while learning new skills and making new friends. Join us!
 

Session 1: June 26–30

Toddler Time
Ages 2–3 • $400
Summer fun for the littlest ones! Toddlers will play games, explore nature, create art, and move their bodies! Minimum of 5 students per session must be registered by May 15 in order for this program to run.
Group Leader: Marisol Ruscio 

Preschool Adventures
Ages 3–5 • $400
Discover, create, and move! Children will spend time exploring science and nature, gathering treasures, creating masterpieces, and moving their bodies. Activities will include trips to Sunflower Hill, nature-based group art installations, yoga, and more traditional camp activities and games.
Preschool Director: Georgie Gladdys

In and Out of the Wild
Ages 6–8 • $400
Become explorers in the gardens and in the woodlands using magnifiers and binoculars. While tending the pollinator garden and investigating the stream, discover a diversity of animal life. We will keep track of our observations in a handmade guide to the wild, create art using natural objects, and play non-competitive games.
Group Leader: Ellyn Einhorn

Isadora Duncan Movement
Entering K–6th Grade • $400
The Isadora Duncan technique is a unique style of dance, inspired by the sculpture, myth and ideals of ancient Greece. Danced to classical music, the technique is one of the primary roots underlying modern dance and uses natural movements, free flowing energy and imagination. In our workshop we will explore the Sun myth of Icarus and the Water myth of Aphrodite, culminating in a celebration of dance on the beach!
Group Leader: Colleen Quinn

Innovation Station
Ages 9–12 • $400
Invent, design, and build! Spend time in Inly’s da Vinci Studio using a wide array of technological and artistic tools, such as the 3D printer, the vinyl cutter, the green screen, and more! This program is an excellent fit for both beginners as well as experienced makers.
Group Leader: Tschol Slade

Session 2: July 10–21

Preschool Adventures
Ages 3–5 • $800
See description under Session 1.

Fearless Flyers Academy
Ages 6–12   •   $1200
Here’s your chance to join the circus! Spend a week learning to soar high, dance through the air with aerial skills, clown around, and fly through the sky like a real circus performer! Learn the exciting art of flying trapeze as well as how to jump on an Olympic Trampoline, walk on stilts, juggle and much more!
Group Leader: Fearless Flyers Academy Professionals (USA Gymnastics Certified)

Founded by Don and Ally Dinh, Fearless Flyers Academy (FFA) is an elite acrobatic training school dedicated to bringing the joys and health benefits of flying trapeze, trampolining, and aerial silks to students. FFA delivers individualized training to all students regardless of age, sex, race, or prior experience. They have the only portable flying trapeze rig in New England!

Programming & Beyond
Ages 8–10 • $800
Coding! Using various tools and platforms, such as MIT’s Scratch software, children will design and build their own online games, simulations, and animations. This program will focus on the basics of computer coding, with an emphasis on drag and drop platforms. Children will be able to bring their own unique ideas to life and share what they have created with family and friends! This program is appropriate for beginners as well as children who have used drag and drop coding software.
Group Leader: Tschol Slade

NuVu Machine Art
Ages 11–17 • $1775
What happens when you combine the power of art and computers? Machine art! Using programming, math, and design, we can create fascinating graphics and imagery that would be impossible to produce by hand. In this studio, students will be learning to create dynamic 2D or 3D visual art pieces using Processing (a programming language), Rhino-Grasshopper (a parametric modeling software), or Python (programming language). We’ll also be looking at experimental interface design, real-time audio-visuals, computational form generation, and data analytics as inspiration. If you’re looking to explore cutting edge information visualization and software art, then join us this Summer as we head into the beautiful world of Machine Art!

NuVu Homebots
Ages 11–17 • $1775
Echo, Neurio, and Hue — these may sound like names of lead characters in a sci-fi film, but they are actually the next generation of Internet of Things (IofT) products and systems that are revolutionizing your home. These AI products and systems can entertain, teach people how to cook, provide home security, control lights across the home, even read a bedtime story. In this studio, students will explore new technologies and concepts for interactive home IofT robots and systems. Using 3d fabrication tools, such as laser-cutters and 3d printers, and IofT platforms, students will prototype and build their assistant robots and systems and then test them with their peers. Through this process, students will also learn the basics of electronics, microcontrollers and computer programming. Are you ready to build the next lovable home robot companion?
 

Session 3: July 24–August 4

Preschool Adventures
Ages 3–5 • $800
See description under Session 1.

STEAMing Into Nature
Ages 8–11 • $800
Campers will dig into the soil and care for plants in multiple gardens and the new greenhouse. We will design and build contraptions that solve daily issues, such as a giant funnel to collect water or an automated fish feeder for an aquaponics system, and head out onto the trails for Quest adventures, to build forts, and study the wildlife of the mini ecosystems. Using costumes, puppets, props, and art supplies, children will express these experiences on the outdoor stage through stories and performances. At the end of each week, campers will host a farmer’s market and sell fresh produce they cared for and harvested.
Group Leader: Bruce Frost

Into the Woods & Down The Rabbit Hole
Grades 1–8 • $600
Scenes and musical numbers from INTO THE WOODS and ALICE IN WONDERLAND. What would happen if Cinderella or Little Red ran into Alice or the White Rabbit while in the woods? Students will not only learn the musical numbers, scenes and choreography for the production but will also be involved with some props, costume and scenery work. We will culminate the two weeks with a performance for friends and family at 1pm during the last class on Friday, 8/4.
Group Leader: Meri-Lee Mafera

NuVu Biofashion
Ages 11–17 • $1775
Within nature there are many beautiful forms, textures and colors: from the tiniest sea caterpillars exploding with striking color, to the mighty redwood trees standing gracefully with their elegant structure. Nature is full of fascinating patterns and designs. Using the combined power of digital design (computer aided drafting, 3D modeling) and rapid prototyping tools (laser cutters and 3D printers), students will create high-tech fashion pieces inspired by nature and biology. The designs could include fashion pieces for dancers, performers, musicians, or everyday people. Students will also incorporate unique materials, complex patterns, and robotics into their final pieces! Get ready to enter the high tech Biofashion world!
 
NuVu Robocars
Ages 11–17 • $1775
Speed your way through this Studio by creating your own remote control (RC) model racecar inspired by vehicles from Need for Speed, Batman, or The Fast and The Furious. Learn about all the components that make your vehicle go vroom — motors, batteries, engines, radio signals, types of chassis and wheels, robotic intelligence — and push your vehicle to the creative limit with an innovative design! Students will ride the waves of radio frequency and modulation, thus understanding transmitters, receivers, and RC communication. Other topics of discussion include on-road versus off-road suspension, how RC models compare to full-sized cars, and levels of robotic intelligence (automaton, remote control, teleoperation, full autonomy). Students will experience the hands-on joy of soldering, drilling, and building circuits before applying a custom paint job for the finishing touch. Then it’s off to the races in a final exhibition where the cars will race-off in the Robo Cars showdown!

General Information

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  • About

    • Summer at Inly is open to the public.

    • The camp day runs from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Extended care is available (see below). NuVu programs run until 3:00 pm.

    • All campers will receive a Summer at Inly t-shirt.

    • Inly School is a nut-free campus. Campers should pack a nut-free lunch and bring a water bottle. 

    • Camper drop-off and pick-up will occur at the main parking loop, in front of the Grealish Family Pavilion. 

    • Campers will gather each morning for a brief program in the Meehan Family Artsbarn. 

    • Parents and friends of campers are invited to attend a community gathering the last Friday of each session in the Meehan Family Artsbarn at 1:00 pm, where campers will share projects and performances of their program.
  • Extended Day

    • Extended care is available daily and weekly at a cost of $8.50 per hour.

    • Morning care is available from 8:00 am to 9:00 am.

    • Afternoon care is available from 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm.
  • Staff

    • Summer at Inly staff are chosen for their enthusiasm, expertise, and ability to serve as positive role models.
     
    • With the exception of NuVu and Fearless Flyers specialty camps, all programs are led by certified Inly School faculty.

    • All staff are CORI-checked and fingerprinted under state law. 

    • A fully certified nurse will be on campus daily.
  • Registration & Discounts

    • Register and pay online by clicking the link above.

    • One-time early bird discount of $25 per family if registration is completed by April 1.

    • Receive a $100 discount for enrolling in two NuVu sessions.

    • Inly reserves the right to cancel a program due to insufficient enrollment.
  • Questions?

    Please feel free to email summer@inlyschool.org

NuVu at Inly!

NuVu Innovation School is located in Cambridge, but this summer, NuVu is coming to Inly! Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in a revolutionary model of student design and engineering for students ages 11–17.    
 
NuVu is a place where young students grow their spirit of innovation. They use their curiosity and creativity to explore new ideas, and make their concepts come to life through the design process. The NuVu model is based on the architecture studio model, and every Summer imaginative themes frame two-week long Studios in which students dive into hands-on design, engineering, science, technology, art and more!
 
NuVu studios are lead by Coaches who are leaders in their industry, experts in diverse fields, and passionate thought leaders. NuVu Coaches include entrepreneurs, scientists, artists, designers, roboticists, and PhD students from MIT and Harvard.  
 

Summer at Inly

Inly School

46 Watch Hill Drive | Scituate, MA 02066
Tel: 781-545-5544 | Fax: 781-545-6522
Welcome to Inly, a private, independent Montessori school with innovative programs that inspire toddlers, preschool and K-8 students to become independent, lifelong learners. Our inviting community draws students from 20 towns on the South Shore of Boston,
including Scituate, Cohasset, Hingham, Norwell, Hanover, Marshfield, Pembroke, Plymouth and Hull.