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Shortly after Memorial Day, during the last two full weeks of school, children and adults come together to pursue mutual interests in groupings not predicated by age or class placement. It is our way to channel the end of school energy into a productive and fun alternative for all.


Offerings can be based on a profession, a favorite leisure activity, a secret talent and/or a much loved hobby. Children peruse the “Mini-Course Booklet” to see what options are available, and then make requests based on their preferences. What ensues are 14 mornings when clusters of children ranging in age from 5 to 13 gather together with an adult to work, play and create.  Past mini-courses include: scuba diving, tennis, earth art, soccer, basketball, making smoothies and secret codes.