SCHOOL'S OUT!

The COMO’s School’s Out offers a fun curriculum-based, full-day care program for families with K-8 youth that need assistance during scheduled school vacations and days off and for those looking to add some fun to their school vacation. This program is open to anyone in our community, not only those that participate in regular COMO programs– register for full or half day sessions, or a mix! Participants engage in exciting activities throughout the COMO campus, utilizing areas such as the Pottery Studio, Tennis Courts, MakerSpace, Soccer Fields, Outdoor Classroom, Children's Garden, and MORE! 

 
 
 

Available Days:

April 15, 16, 17, 18


Choose from a half-day (AM 9-12 or PM 1-4), full-day or extended day options! 

K-8th Grade:

Member Pricing:
Before Care: 7-9 a.m. | $10
Half Day: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. or 1-4 p.m. | $30
Full Day: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | $55
After Care: 4-6 p.m. | $10

Non-Member Fee: $30 per day

Or click here to open our download-friendly paper form!

Check out our Session Themes for School’s Out! days!

April 15:

AM: Makers' Morning: School's Out STEAM: The Science of Flowers and their Adaptations

Spring has sprung and so have the flowers! We are taking a deep dive into flower adaptations through hands on experimentation and dissections. Kids will walk away with the amazing knowledge of how flowers absorb nutrients, what their different anatomy is and how it helps the flower grow. Kids will record their data in their very own hand crafted science journal.


PM: Take A Hike!

As part of our Spring Break School’s Out series, we will be exploring different trails in the greater Stonington area. Explore these hidden gems, and gain a greater appreciation for the natural landscape.

 
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School’s Out! student explores the parts of a flower.


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School’s Out! student shows off her handmade bird feeder.

April 16:

AM: Makers' Morning: School's Out STEAM: Helping our Bird Friends

As we continue exploring spring through birds and flowers, kids get to take a technological approach via the Maker Space. Children will spend the morning with the STEAM Director, Victoria Witte creating and learning using the 3D printer and its software.

PM: Take A Hike!

As part of our Spring Break School’s Out series, we will be exploring different trails in the greater Stonington area. Explore these hidden gems, and gain a greater appreciation for the natural landscape. 

 


APRIL 17:

AM: Makers' Morning: School's Out STEAM: Nature’s Engineers

It’s that wonderful time of year when nature’s architects begin the task of nest making; eager to create the perfect safe haven for their growing bird families. Students will learn about how birds build these homes as well as the many types of nests that different species build. We will test our structures as we embark on an engineering challenge. We will also take on the challenge of tower construction using only eggs and play-doh. Let’s get building!


PM: Take A Hike!

As part of our Spring Break School’s Out series, we will be exploring different trails in the greater Stonington area. Explore these hidden gems, and gain a greater appreciation for the natural landscape.


 
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School’s Out! students discover the wonders of 3D printing in the COMO MakerSpace.


APRIL 18:

AM: Makers' Morning: School's Out STEAM: Spring Colors & Art Exploration

Spring is a time when nature takes out its paintbrush and displays its wonderful colors again! We are excited to appreciate these pops of color after a long gray winter. Kids will don their artist caps as they explore classic art and create their own masterful works of art. We will use a plethora of art and natural materials as well as explore unique artistic techniques.


PM: Take A Hike!

As part of our Spring Break School’s Out series, we will be exploring different trails in the greater Stonington area. Explore these hidden gems, and gain a greater appreciation for the natural landscape.




December 26:

AM: Upcycle Art: 

Take something used and make it new! Let’s use materials from the COMO Thrift shop to create our own unique art. Make your masterpiece wearable, or create a sculpture from recycled items. 

PM: Board Game Mania

Scrabble, Candyland, Battleship and more! Enjoy an afternoon playing with your peers, and game your winter blues away.



December 27:

AM: Magician’s Apprentice

Enter a secret portal in the COMO, leading to a land with fantastical creatures and magic! Learn some magic tricks to amaze your family and friends, and then adventure with your fellow magicians.

PM: Magical Adventures, Fantastic Fun

The COMO transforms into a world of your creation!  Design and make the landscape, use our costumes to transform into a character of your choosing, and save the day with magical team-building games.


December 28:

AM: Creative With Clay: Cultural Clay Work

From Greek sculpture to Indian tables, clay has been used for centuries around the world to express what is valued by a culture.  Make your own cultural art piece with our Pottery Teacher!

PM: COMO Indoor Sports

Has winter got you down? A morning of COMO Indoor Sports will give you and instant pick-me-up, with endless options for indoor fun! Try paddle tennis, karate and basketball, just to name a few. You may find your new favorite winter sport!