Summer Programs

Summer @ Derryfield

Whether it is learning the arts of drama, music, dance and improvisation with the Derryfield Repertory Theatre, gleaning technical skills in field hockey, basketball or soccer, writing a college essay or preparing for SAT’s with a Derryfield faculty member, or experiencing the innovative world of STEM, Derryfield offers excellent programs for elementary through high school-age children that are fun, innovative, and engaging. We look forward to a great summer ahead!

Derryfield Repertory Theatre Camp

The Derryfield Repertory Theater (DRT) is a summer theater camp with two, two-week sessions for rising 4th-12th graders: July 8-19 and July 22-August 2. DRT is filled with the dynamic energy, enthusiasm, and spirit of our incredible camp counselors, who are handpicked from New England’s best college theater students. NEW THIS YEAR! Included in the registration price is a full lunch, with vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Campers partake in workshops such as improvisation, acting, singing, scriptwriting, and dancing, and are assigned groups according to age. Each day will include community time, workshops, and performance opportunities. Spirit days, team colors and team points add to the fun. Summer 2024 productions are junior versions of: We Are Monsters, Shrek (the musical), Rock of Ages, 101 Dalmatians, Finding Nemo, and Legally Blond (the musical).

Session Details

Register by February 15, 2024, and receive $50 ‘Early Bird’ discount on each registration!

Register two or more children from the same household, and receive $50 ‘Sibling’ discount on subsequent children!

Register your child for two sessions, and receive $50
‘Second Session’ discount! USE CODE: 2NDSESSIONDRT

Session 1
Ages: Rising 4th – 12th graders
Dates: July 8 – July 19, Monday – Friday
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: The Derryfield School
Cost: $660 (includes full lunch daily)

Session 2:
Ages: Rising 4th – 12th graders
Dates: July 22 – August 2, Monday – Friday
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: The Derryfield School
Cost: $660 (includes full lunch daily)

LEtGO Your Mind

LEtGO Your Mind programs offer safe, educationally enriching STEM program experiences and challenges using LEGO bricks, motors, elements in the areas of simple machines, robotics, stop motion animation and programming Minecraft. The programs focus on the vital STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

Academic & College Prep Programs

Are you a rising Derryfield 6th or 7th grader looking to brush up on your math skills before the start of the school year? This 1-week session will help students strengthen their number operations and algebra skills, as well as critical thinking and problem-solving, in preparation for middle school math courses.

Session Details

Instructors: Derryfield Middle School Math Department
Dates: August 19-23, Monday-Friday
Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location: Derryfield Campus
Maximum of 16 enrollees.
Cost: $395

REGISTRATION OPENING: MAY 2024

This intensive writing workshop is designed to create a space for rising 12th graders to begin the creative process of drafting their college essays. The workshop is much more than the college process; as students will work with a member of the Derryfield English department faculty to find ways to uncover their unique story and draft an essay that truly reflects their values and life experiences.  There will be a mix of time spent sharing our writing as a group and individual time writing with guidance from the teacher. On the final day of the workshop, a college admission officer will join us to provide the college perspective on the personal statement and to read drafts of essays.

Session Details

Instructor: David Baroody
Dates: July 29-August 2
Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location: Derryfield Campus
Cost: $395

Instructor: Regina Assetta
Dates: TBD
Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location: Derryfield Campus
Cost: $395

REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 1, 2024

Derryfield teachers and experienced ACT/SAT test-prep instructors Chris Induni and James Watt will offer week-long test preparation classes. Classes will include one-on-one time with the instructor and group work. Students can choose the full-day class or just morning or afternoon if they only want to focus on either math or verbal.

Session Details

Instructors: Chris Induni and Jim Watt, Upper School Math Department
Ages: Rising 11th and 12th graders
Dates: August 5-9
Verbal: 9:15 a.m.–11:45 a.m.
Math: 12:15 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
Location: Derryfield Campus
Cost: Half-day $395; Full-day $730
Note: Students may register for verbal session, math session or both.

REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 1, 2024

Athletic Camps

Looking to improve your speed, strength, and overall performance in your respective sport? This strength and conditioning program is designed for athletes who are looking to take their fitness to the next level. Whether you plan on competing in college or you are just looking to prepare for your upcoming sport season(s), you will have the opportunity to work with and have access to a certified functional strength coach who will customize a plan that is best for you. This program focuses on the essentials of foam rolling, mobility & motor control, plyometric & power drills, and proper strength training & conditioning in order to minimize chances of injury and to maximize the results of your sport performance.

Looking to improve your passing, receiving, and shooting? Join SNHU Field Hockey alumna and current Derryfield Head Field Hockey Coach Katie Bulk for this three day skills and shooting camp. The first hour of this camp will focus on the fundamentals of passing and receiving for field players of all positions and then progress into the second hour for some fun and intense goal scoring drills to prep for the 2024 field hockey season! All current middle school and high school players in the New England area are welcome to sign up and will be grouped accordingly based on experience level.

Session Details

Instructor: Katie Bulk, Assistant Athletic Director, The Derryfield School
Dates: August 5-7
Time: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Location: Derryfield Campus (turf field)
Cost: $160

REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 1, 2024

Run by faculty member Courtney Cheetham, this camp will include skills stations, breakout groups, games, a contest of the day and so many more fun activities revolving around basketball. NEW! The cost of the program includes a full lunch, with vegetarian and gluten free options, served in the newly-opened Derryfield Dining Commons.

The mission statement of DS Cougars Camp: To bring young athletes together and not only develop their fundamentals, techniques and game knowledge, but through this process, instill in them a sense of self-worth, discipline, motivation and sportsmanship.

Session Details

Instructor: Courtney Cheetham, Varsity Girls Basketball Coach, The Derryfield School
Dates: June 24-28
Time: 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Location: The Derryfield School (Athletic & Wellness Center)
Cost: TBD

REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 1, 2024

Run by faculty member and varsity soccer coach, Jeff Cousineau, MTSA soccer camp is oriented around a playful and game-like atmosphere with a focus on building a player’s technical skills. With music as a unique foundation of this program, MTSA builds on the rhythm of the music to teach technical skills and creative flair with the ball.

Breakthrough Manchester

Founded at Derryfield in 1991, Breakthrough Manchester is a tuition-free, year-round, multi-year, academic program, based upon a dual mission. First, Breakthrough helps promising Manchester middle school students, particularly those with limited opportunities, build the skills and confidence to enter and succeed in college preparatory high school programs. Second, through its “students teaching students” model, the program inspires talented high school and college students to pursue careers in education. Since its inception, the program has helped over 500 Manchester youth get on the college track and mentored 800 young teachers.

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