Futures at The Accord School Summer Program

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The Futures at The Accord School Summer Program, also lovingly known as "Van Camp," allows students entering grades 3-6 to experience the real-life, community focused experience of The Accord School. 

A South Shore summer provides natural opportunities for kids to work on developing self-awareness, problem solving abilities, and emotional-regulation skills. Whether it is through purposefully direct small group instruction or "in the moment" during active, diverse, real-life experiences, participants will grow from the ongoing support of our experienced, highly qualified, multi-disciplinary staff of educators trained in Social Thinking®, sensory regulation, and cognitive behavioral techniques.

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We take our program on the road. Every. Single, Day.

Rather than staying cooped up in a facility or doing the same traditional camp activities day in and day out, participants will meet up in Norwell, then head out on a rotating schedule of thematic, educational, and fun adventures in a variety of locations- from Boston to Cape Cod. 

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  • Museums. Participants will visit a variety of museums in the Boston area, spanning a range of enriching topics such as art, technology, local history, and natural sciences. They will learn to work on museum manners, traveling with a group, noticing, listening, and following a group plan.

  • Swimming. Kids will look forward to a day at the beach- swimming, hunting for rocks and shells, learning about aquatic creatures, building colossal sandcastles as a group, or relaxing in the shade.

  • Active History. Participants will learn to take the social perspective of others- across nearly 400 years of Boston and South Shore history, and we be able to answer questions such as: What were the expectations of a child in 17th century Plimoth? What were some of Abigail Adams' concerns as a strong, colonial woman? What was it like to be a shipbuilder during WWII? Wednesdays will show kids that history is very much alive in our area- and we have plenty to learn.

  • Fun! Despite all of the learning we pack in, we never neglect fun, and always welcome an opportunity to answer the age-old question: "Are we there yet?" We aren't afraid to travel a bit beyond the South Shore, and often enjoy destinations on Cape Cod, in Rhode Island, and in Southern New Hampshire.


As of March 15, 2019, we have 2 seats open in Van Camp for Summer 2019. To inquire about a space, please contact Donna Furtado at donnafurtado@chapmanfarmschool.org.