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New Directors of Summer Programs at Applewild

Shrewsbury resident new Applewild director, and her assistant director is from Northborough.

Submitted by Peggy Williamson, Applewild School

Milissa Cafarella of Shrewsbury has been appointed director of summer programs at Applewild School. She brings her experience as an educator and
familiarity with the summer program. Cafarella has been a teacher for sixteen
years, the last eight as a kindergarten and first grade teacher at Applewild. Her
assistant director is Bailey Shea of Northborough, also a kindergarten teacher at
the school.

The camp utilizes the entire Applewild campus from the theater to the
woodworking shop to the pool. The program, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in three two-week sessions beginning June 24 and ending Aug. 2, is highlighted by Adventure Camp.

Junior Adventure Camp is for ages 3 to 6 and Senior Adventure Camp is comprised of those entering grades 2 to 9. These campers can choose from a wide variety of activities including archery, fashion design, movement, circus skills, computer skills, ceramics, crafts, basketball and other sports games and skills, printmaking, wall climbing, woodworking, rocketry, swimming and other selections. The C.I.T. program is offered to those entering Grades 8 to 10. During the summer, Jerry Beck, marketing director at the Fitchburg Art Museum, will work with the children on a unique art project.

The camp will also offer an Enrichment Camp including the popular Writing
Institute for students entering grades 4 to 8 led by Applewild English Department Chair Jennifer Caldwell. Also returning is the Field Hockey and Lacrosse Camp for Girls entering Grades 4 to 8 directed by Applewild Athletic Director Kyle Gillis. A new enrichment offering is Music, Movement, and Drama for those entering Grades 3 to 5, led by Applewild’s Choral Music Director Erin Schlesinger.

Cafarella also announces two morning offerings for Grade 9 through adult.
Returning is Exploring Email and the Web offered by Applewild Technology Director Mike Grant. Local storyteller and Applewild History teacher Todd Goodwin is offering Hands Across Time, a program he has been developing and teaching for more than 20 years. H.A.T. is a unique way to learn the timeline of United States history through slogans, hand motions, key notes and telling stories.

Information on the camp, registration forms and summer camp employment
applications can be found at www.applewild.org. Director Cafarella is available at mcafarella@applewild.org or at 978-342-6053, ext. 103.

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