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. Please note that we do not offer any residential programs.

Summer Arts Camp

Open to students entering K-Grade 6 
Session 1: June 11 - June 15 FULL
Session 2: July 16 - July 20 FULL
Session 3: July 23 - July 27

9:00 am - 12:00 pm (K-4) 
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (5-6) 

K-Grade 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


Grades 5-6 Sewing Camp (1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

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


Nature Camp

Open to students entering Pre-K - Grade 2 
Session 1: July 9 - July 13
Session 2: July 16- July 20
Session 3: July 23 - July 27

Morning and afternoon session are available. Campers may participate in just the morning session or the morning and afternoon sessions. (They may not participate in only the afternoon session.)

Morning Session: 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

Afternoon Session: 12:00 - 3:00 pm
Each afternoon, campers participating in the afternoon session will leave Indian Mountain School at 12:00 pm to eat lunch at a local waterfront facility. Children will be able to participate in swimming, outdoor play, and nature-themed games. $400 (includes morning session fee)


Outdoor Adventure Camping Trip

For children entering grades 5 and 6 
July 15 - July 17, 2018 (Sunday-Tuesday)

Get ready for an adventure! Led by Indian Mountain School's Director of Outdoor Adventure and Education, Ethan Harris, this camping trip is designed for children entering fifth and sixth grades. During this trip, participants will camp at Copake Campground for two nights (see itinerary below). $635

Day 1 - Set up camp, visit Copake Iron Works
Day 2 - Hike up Alander Mountain
Day 3 - Visit Bash Bish Falls


Leadership Camping Trip

For children entering grades 7, 8 and 9
July 18 - 21 (Wednesday-Saturday)

For teens who love the outdoors, this camping trip has it all. Led by Indian Mountain School's Director of Outdoor Adventure and Education, Ethan Harris, this camping trip is designed to provide children entering seventh, eighth and ninth grades with leadership training based in experiential education. Activities include hiking; icebreakers and games; trust-building and cooperation exercises; and leadership training (see full itinerary below). $675

Day 1 - Initiatives, games and icebreakers, short hike and low ropes course at IMS
Day 2 - Hike up to Race Mountain; camp overnight on Appalachian Trail (AT)
Day 3 - Hike to and swim at Guilder Pond on AT, then hike out near Berkshire School
Day 4 - High ropes course at IMS


Performing Arts Story Workshop

Open to Children Ages 5-10
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Session 1: June 18-22 (Fairytale) FULL
Session 2: June 25-29 (Super Hero)
Session 3: July 2-6 (Ghost) FULL
Session 4: July 9-13 (Mystery Week to be decided by the interest and creativity of the students) FULL
Session 5: August 6-10 (Adventure) FULL

Join actor, songwriter, and children's author Danny Tieger for his 4-week Performing Arts Story Workshop at Indian Mountain School. Students will learn what ingredients go into the basics of storytelling with games, exercises, and tons of silliness. The week will culminate with the performance of a brand new story written by the students complete with homemade sets, hilarious jokes, and a song. $275.00

Weekly Schedule:

Monday (Inspiration)
-Theater games (zip-zap-zop, improv games, dance party)
-Read-aloud examples of the story style.
-writing group song in the story style.

Tuesday (Writing)
-Use a group writing session to write the story of the week.
-Start dreaming up the setting, end the session with having everyone draw elements of the world of the story.  

Wednesday (Setting)
-Students will do second drafts of the set to be used in the final story.
-Props creation/arts & crafts/costume creation/sets

Thursday (Rehearsal)
-Build the play based on the story

Friday (The Show!)
-A filmed performance (to be sent home to parents)


Lacrosse Camp

For Students Entering Grades 5-8
August 6-9
8:30 am - 3:40 pm

For developmental, beginner, and intermediate lacrosse players, the IMS Summer Lacrosse Camp has exactly what you are looking for. Players will work on the basic elements of lacrosse such as cradling, catching and throwing, ground ball work, shooting, and team defensive and offensive concepts. This four day program will be led by Joe Del Visco, Director of Athletics at Indian Mountain School. In addition to this role, Joe has served as the Varsity Boys Lacrosse Head Coach for six years, and coach of the 2023 NEYLAT Championship winning team at 3D New England Lacrosse. Joe is a CT native, and was a two-year starting midfielder for the Wesleyan University Cardinals where he was a member of a NESCAC Championship winning program, and appeared in the NCAA tournament.


Summer Tutoring Program

Open to students in K-Grade 5

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 Tammy Decker 860-435-0871 x195.

Fast Start Program

Open to Indian Mountain students entering grades 5-9
August 27 - August 31

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 

FC Sarum Soccer Camp

FC Sarum Soccer Camp
Session 1 Mini Camp: July 2 - July 5 
Session 2: July 9 - July 13 
Session 3: July 16 - July 20

To learn more about the camp, please email or visit the FC Sarum website

Meet Our Summer Programs Coordinator

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  • Tammy Decker 

    LAD Teacher,Upper School Latin Teacher, Tutor, Senior Dorm Affiliate
    860-434-0871 x195
    Dean College - A.S.
    Western Connecticut State University - B.S.

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