• Welcome!

    Posted by Julie Riley on 6/2/2021


    Dear Parents and Guardians,


    We are excited to announce a partnership this summer with the Manchester-Essex Regional School District to offer a summer literacy program to rising first - third grade students.


    What is the Summer Literacy/Math Program?  It is a 4 week program that provides your child the opportunity to participate in morning literacy instruction which focuses on spelling, grammar, vocabulary, self-selected reading, and small group guided reading.  This year, we are adding math instruction to the program! Your child will then spend the afternoon at Camp Dory on Chebacco Lake engaged in fun and exciting summer camp  activities. Afternoon activities include arts and crafts, music, field games, character development, swimming and much, much more! 


    The program is sponsored by the YMCA of the North Shore – Ipswich Family YMCA in collaboration with the Manchester Essex Regional School District.  This program will start on Tuesday, July 6th and end on Friday, July 30th.  Students will need to commit to all 4 weeks of the program. The program will run on Monday - Thursday from 9:00 am - 12:00 Noon.  Students will eat lunch and then take a bus over to Camp Dory for the remainder of the day, 12:30 - 4:00pm.  Every Friday, students have the opportunity to attend Camp Dory all day.


    What do I have to do?  We believe that family involvement is the key to the positive development and academic success of any child.  So, in order for your child to participate in the program we need your participation, too.  Your family involvement will include attending the initial parent/caregiver orientation meeting via Zoom call scheduled toward the end of June (invitation to follow).


    There are no fees associated with this program – it’s Free 


    We look forward to working with you and your child this summer!



    Julie Riley MERSD & MaryEllen Mayo YMCA


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