Wareham CARE plans virtual summer fun

Jun 23, 2020

This summer, Wareham CARE will continue its focus on hands-on fun and learning despite going all-online.

“I think a lot of families will be looking for programming for their students, and a lot of families still aren’t comfortable face-to-face,” said Jane Fondulis, the director of Beyond School Time. 

CARE is hosting a variety of programs for kids and teens, with the SAIL program offering options for high schoolers. All programs are free for families due to grant funding.

Fondulis said she is especially excited about Camp Invention, a program led by the National Inventors Hall of Fame. 

In the past, the program has been an in-person camp, but this year, it will be online. The kids who participate will be mailed a box of all the materials they need for various experiments and projects. 

Camp Invention, which is open to kids in grades three through seven, will this year last for six weeks. Kids will build a flight simulation robot, design the ultimate sports complex, learn about design, and plan environmental rescue operations. 

While there will be some required zoom time, kids will work on projects on their own a fair amount.

CARE is also planning other camps with provided supplies, including arts and crafts. 

The program is also hosting one-night events for kids and families to enjoy together, including bingo nights and movie nights. 

For information about one-night events, go to the “Office of Beyond School Time” Facebook page.

Those who are interested in participating in summer programs should email Fondulis at fondulis@wareham.k12.ma.us.