Co-ed junior boarding and day school for students in grades pre-kindergarten through nine
IMS offers specialized summer enrichment programs in Outdoor Adventure and Education and the Arts for grades PK-9. Most of our programs take place during the day and are designed for local children. We do not offer any residential programs.
Summer Arts Camp Open to students entering grades K-6 Session 1: July 10 - July 14
Session 2: July 17 - July 21 Session 3: July 24 - July 28 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (K-4) 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (5-6)
Grades K-4 (9:00 am - 12:00 pm)
This summer why not provide your child with the tools to create and unlock hours of exploration and play that will last long throughout the long summer days? At IMS Summer Arts, we will fill your child’s head with “what ifs?” and “I cans!” Our program provides your child with time to explore art (printmaking, sculpture, fiber arts, painting), encouraging them to go longer and broader, with their explorations, thoughts, and skills. We mix projects that provide instant satisfaction with those that require patience and focus. Your child will leave our program having been exposed to contemporary and historical artists in varied disciplines. He/she will be primed and ready to create, dream, visualize art, and conjure up projects from all you expose them to in summer. $275
Join IMS Summer Arts for an exploration of sewing, sewing machines, and the textile arts.
This afternoon course will provide students with a great base for sewing and the textile skills.
Bring your own sewing machine, or learn on one of the machines provided. Each student will be able to make projects that they help design and will leave with a working and practical knowledge of sewing and how to take the seed of an idea to a finished product. $250
Session 2: July 17 - July 21 Session 3: July 24 - July 28
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nature Camp is designed to bring your children back to a time where life was a little less structured. Major daily activities include hiking, nature walks, exploring, crafts, picnic snacks, games, journal writing, scavenger hunts, and supervised play. Camp will take place on our Lower School campus on Interlaken Road. Children in the pre-kindergarten group must be toilet trained in order to register. $275
Outdoor Adventure Camping Trip For children entering grades 5 and 6 July 10 - July 13 (Monday-Thursday)
Get ready for an adventure! Led by Indian Mountain’s Director of Outdoor Adventure and Education, Ethan Harris, this camping trip is designed for children entering fifth and sixth grades. On day one, campers will spend time on Indian Mountain and the IMS ropes course, camping out on the mountain for the evening. Day two is a trip to Mt. Washington State Park, setting up camp at the Alander Mountain campsite. On day three, campers will travel to Bish Bash Falls, and hike to Copake Falls campsite for the third night of camping. On the final day, campers will canoe on the Housatonic River. Open to students entering grades 5 and 6. $635
Outdoor Adventure Camping Trip For children entering grades 7, 8 and 9
July 31 - August 3 (Monday-Thursday)
For teens who love the outdoors, this camping trip has it all. Led by Indian Mountain’s Director of Outdoor Adventure and Education, Ethan Harris, this camping trip is designed for children entering seventh, eighth and ninth grades. On day one, campers will spend time on Indian Mountain and the IMS ropes course, camping out on the mountain for the evening. Day two is a trip to Mt. Greylock, where the group will begin a five mile hike to Saddle Ball Mountain. Then they will camp overnight at the Mark Noepel Shelter on the Appalachian Trail. On the third day, the group will continue on the AT to reach the summit of Mt. Greylock and will camp at the Peck’s Brook Shelter. The final day includes an exciting rafting trip on the Deerfield River (class III rapids). $675
Who doesn’t want to be a rock star? Guitarists, bass players, drummers, keyboardists, singers, saxophone and trumpet players, harmonica players, pianists, and others welcome. Some prior skill on your instrument is preferred. This workshop is ideal for those interested in performing rock, blues, or jazz. Learning melodies, solos, bass lines, drum patterns, and more. Learning how to improvise is at the heart of this band. The group will practice rock and jazz standards from several periods as the players bring their own take on the music in each performance. Get ready to rock! In addition, campers in the Rock band specialty camp will have ample opportunities to participate in our other activities here at camp. Students must have prior experience with their instrument. $200
Our Specialized Tutoring Program is aimed at students entering grades K-5, but we also keep a list of tutors for students entering grades 6-9. Experienced tutors will work with students on a one-to-one or small-group basis. Areas of individualized instruction include reading and writing, foreign language, history, math, and ESL.
For more information about tutoring, please contact Sarah Baird 860-435-0871 x185
Fast Start Program
Open to Indian Mountain students entering grades 5-9
August 28 - September 1
IMS will be offering a Fast Start Program for day students entering grades 5 through 9. The program will run from 9:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m. each weekday, taking place on our Upper Campus.
Our curriculum will include a review of past concepts and an introduction to new concepts as preparation for the coming school year, tailored as much as possible to the individual needs of the attendees. The exact curriculum will depend on attendees needs and interests. Subjects may include math, reading comprehension, writing, and study skills. $285
Sarah has worked in independent schools in the New England and the Mid-Atlantic for most of her career. At Brown University, she majored in pre-modern American history and co-captained the womens rowing team. In her time at Brown she was a member of two NCAA-championship crews. Sarah lives off campus with her husband and three children.