Summer at NFA

Improve * Prepare * Accelerate * Explore * Train

Whether you want to improve and prepare to meet the high school challenges ahead, accelerate in science, further your musical interests, explore and enjoy learning, creating, performing and discovering new areas, skills, and ideas, or train to test your physical limit. Make your summer count -- Do it all at NFA!

Children's Art Summer Camp - Grades 3-8

Saturday Morning Children’s Art Summer Camp offers children in grades 3 – 8, the opportunity to experience the arts for a week, have fun creating while challenging their imaginations and meeting new friends.  

Students create 4-5 projects and view exhibitions in Slater Museum.

Projects include Printmaking, Painting, Clay, Sculpture, Design, and Drawing. Each week features different projects.

Students work on projects each morning, break for lunch, and continue in the afternoon. This is a great opportunity for students who love art.

AGE: Children in grades 3 - 8
FEE:  Week 1 or 2 - $175.00
          Week 1 and 2 - $300.00
(Fees include the cost of supplies)
     
PLACE: Norwich Free Academy – Bradlaw Building
DATES: Week 1:  July 15th - 19th
              Week 2:  July 22nd - 26th
TIME: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
 

Please complete the registration form, photo release, medical form, and remit payment (checks payable to NFA).

Please return by mail to:

NFA Arts Office
Attn.: Alysha Carmody
305 Broadway
Norwich, CT 06360

 

NOTES TO PARENTS/GUARDIANS:

Advanced registration for Saturday Morning Art Summer Camp is strongly recommended to secure a student’s place in class and to ensure that the class will run. Enrollment is limited and accepted on a first-paid basis. Registrations will not be processed without payment. Registration closes on Friday, June 28th.  Cancellations for class must be made by prior to July 5th for a complete refund.

When registering, please complete the enclosed registration and medical form.  All students are required to have both forms on file.

NFA Public Relations/Student Names and Photos - Norwich Free Academy often uses images/photos of students on our website, social media, promotional materials and advertisements, . If you do not want your child’s name and/or picture to appear in any promotional materials, in print or digital form, please contact Visual & Performing Arts Department Head, Alysha Carmody, in writing on or before July 15, 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact: Alysha Carmody, Head of Department

Visual & Performing Arts at carmodya@nfaschool.org or 860-425-5740.

Teen Portfolio Development - Grades 9-12

Saturday Morning Teen Portfolio Development offers current NFA and non-NFA students, grades 9 – 12 with the passion and drive to study art at the collegiate level, opportunities to build their portfolios in an intensive 3-hour workshop. Experienced artists will direct and support students as they strengthen and further develop their technical abilities and creative voices.  Students will experiment with a variety of materials and tools, in both 2-D and 3-D mediums.  Students will complete assignments both in and outside of class. At the end of the 2nd session, students will participate in an Exhibition featuring their best work chosen by the teachers.

AGE:   Teens, grades 9–12
FEE:    Session 1 - $300.00
            Session 2 - $300.00                            
            Session 1 & 2 - $500.00
(Fees include the cost of supplies)      
**Payment plans are available.
 
PLACE: BRADLAW BUILDING, Norwich Free Academy
 
DATES:  Session 1:  September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, November 2, 9, 16
               TIME: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 
               Session 2:  December 7, 14, January 4, 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 22, 29
               TIME: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 
Make Up Dates for Class Cancellations: 
Session 1 – November 23
Session 2 – March 7, 14
 
EXHIBITION:  March 22  – April 3, 2020
 
Opening Reception: 1– 3 p.m., March 22, 2020
 
Artwork in the exhibition will be collected, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Saturday, April 25 in Bradlaw, room 8012.  If you’d like to pick up your work earlier than the pick-up date, appointments can be made.  After a one-week grace period, the remaining artwork will be disposed.
 
NOTES TO PARENTS/GUARDIANS
 
We strongly recommend advanced registration for Saturday Morning Teen Portfolio Development class to secure a  place in class and to ensure that the class will run. Enrollment is limited and accepted on a first-paid basis. Registrations will not be processed without a payment or payment plan in place. Please complete the enclosed registration and medical form. All students are required to have both forms on file.
 
NFA Public Relations/Student Names and Photos - Norwich Free Academy often uses images/photos of students on our website, social media, promotional materials, and advertisements. If you do not want your child’s name and/or picture to appear in any promotional materials, in print or digital form, please contact Visual & Performing Arts Department Head, Alysha Carmody, in writing on or before September 7, 2019.
 
We will make every effort to cancel classes because of weather before the scheduled class by email and/or phone notice and by post on the NFA website (www.nfaschool.org).  Please be sure we have your most updated contact information including that of all relevant family member.  Please be sure to notify us if your information changes during the program.
 
Please complete the registration and medical forms, and remit payment (checks payable to NFA).
 
If you have any questions, please contact:
 
Alysha Carmody,
Head of Department
Visual & Performing Arts
860-425-5740

Summer Band at NFA - Grades 5-9

6th Annual Summer Band at NFA

FOR STUDENT MUSICIANS ENTERING GRADES 5-9

Join faculty and student mentors at Norwich Free Academy for a week of music and fun. Open to all students entering grades 5-9 with one year of experience on their instrument.*

2 Band Programs

• Level 1 Band: Grades 5-7
• Level 2 Band: Grades 8-9

Daily Spirit Days

  • "Minute To Win It" Monday - Compete with your team in Minute To Win-style challenges
  • Color Wars Tuesday - Show your team spirit by dressing in team colors, and participating in an afternoon of section vs. section to be named Color War Champions
  • Wacky Wednesday - Crazy hair, backwards clothes, ANYTHING GOES on Wacky Wednesday!
  • Water Olympics Thursday - Bring a towel and flip-flops for this CRAZY afternoon of water competitions!
  • Concert Day Friday - Wear your 2019 camp t-shirt for the last day of Summer Band! Campers will be treated to a pizza party before putting on a final concert for family and friends!

June 17-21

  • 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday – Thursday
  • 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Friday - Concert on Friday at 12 p.m.

Fee: $150

Includes camp T-shirt and Camper Pizza Party on Friday 

Register at nfaschool.org/summerband by June 10, and remit payment to:

SUMMER BAND @NFA
C/O Norwich Free Academy Band
305 Broadway
Norwich, CT 06360

Questions? Contact Director of Instrumental Music, Kristen Motola motolak@nfaschool.org 860.425.5742

Camp Staff: Kristen Motola Norwich Free Academy, Jason Beit Baldwin Middle School, Jennifer Knickerbocker Voluntown Elementary, Deb Coats Fields Memorial School, Kyle Gould Kelly Middle School, Allison Beit Kelly Middle School, and Amanda Gould Norwich Public Schools.

For complete program details, click here.

*Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, French Horn, Baritone, Percussion, Bass

STEM Academy - Grades 5-8

Join Faculty from Norwich Free Academy and the University of Connecticut Neag School of Education for a free, one-week summer program on the NFA Campus.

Imagine the possibilities

  • Explore creative approaches to scientific questions
  • Challenge your inner engineer
  • Apply mathmatics to modern day problems

Combine science, technology, engineering and math skills

  • Solve complex problems
  • Push the limits of your knowledge and skill
  • Invent, create, develop and dream
  • Have fun, laugh, work in teams and meet new friends

This is a FREE program for students entering grades 5-8.

Session One: July 8-11
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Engineering: students will work in design teams to create solutions for a variety of engineering challenges.

Register for Session One here.

Session Two: July 29 - August 1
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Scientific Modeling: students will use NGSS grounded scientific modeling to tackle real world problems, while strengthening understanding in both life and physical sciences.

Register for Session Two here.

*Enrollment is limited to 65 students for each session. The deadline to register for either session is Saturday, June 29th.

Questions? Contact Science Department Head, Stephani Jones, joness@nfaschool.org, 860-425-5680.

Wildcat Hoop School

Instruction by NFA coaches and players with a focus on baseketball skill development and fun! All kids will recieve a basketball and t-shirt with their registration.

AGE: Boys & Girls entering grades 3-9
FEE: Pre-registration (must be received by July 13) $120
Walk-in registration $140
TIME: 8:30am-- 12:30pm
DATE: July 15-19, 2019
PLACE: Alumni Gymnasium - Norwich Free Academy

Questions? Contact Head Boys Basketball Coach Chris Guisti guistic@nfaschool.org

Download and complete the registration packet and remit payment to:

Norwich Free Academy
c/o Chris Guisti
Head Boys Basketball Coach
305 Broadway
Norwich, CT 06360

2019 Wildcat Hoops School and its coaches, counselors, employees, volunteers, agents, or any of its programming, instruction, and training, is not affiliated with, endorsed by, or sponsored by the NFA Foundation, Inc.