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Summer Programs, Salem

Healthy Harbors is for rising 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grade students in Salem.
Zero Robotics is for rising 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grade students in Salem.
Salem ELL Academy (Salem at SEA) is invite only. To apply, please email with questions.
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HEALTHY HARBORS
(Middle School)
ZERO ROBOTICS
(Middle School)
SALEM ELL ACADEMY
(High School, ELL)
DESCRIPTION Healthy Harbors is a 5 week summer program. Students in this program explore the Salem harbors and learn about the many pollutants plaguing it. Each week students take field trips out into the community to participate in project-based learning and conduct hands on experiments and activities at the school. We combine learning and basic fun summer camp experiences at this program. Breakfast and lunch are all provided.

*This project is funded in part by a grant from the Essex National Heritage Commission.

Zero Robotics is a robotics programming competition for middle school students where the robots are miniature satellites (called SPHERES) inside the International Space Station. Teams program a satellite to solve an annual challenge. After several phases of virtual competition in a simulation environment that mimics the real SPHERES, finalists are selected to compete in a live championship in which their program is run against competitors aboard the actual ISS. Over the 5 week program, students will learn about robotics and how to write programming code for their satellite. The team’s goal is to come up with a winning strategy to compete against Zero Robotics teams from all across Massachusetts. Last year, the team came in first place in MA and 5th nationwide! Students will participate in a field day and competition day at MIT and take field trips to local robotics and engineering organizations such as iRobot. Lunch will be provided daily. Salem English Language Learner Academy (Salem at SEA) is invite only. To apply, please email with questions.

The Salem at SEA program will strengthen – and put to use – ELL high school students’ developing English language skills as they research, identify, and work toward serving a need in the Salem community. The team will study local history and modern cultural issues in partnership with historical organizations such as the House of Seven Gables. They will learn how to become active citizens and be encouraged to use their bilingualism as they serve community needs. By the end of the summer students will learn about the community of Salem and better understand ways to effect change in their communities and work together to take action on the issues they identify.

WHO Rising 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grade students in Salem Rising 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grade students in Salem Rising 10th, 11th, and 12th grade, ELL students in Salem
WHERE Salem High School (77 Willson St, Salem, MA 01970) LEAP for Education (35 Congress Street, Suite 102, Salem, MA 01970) Salem State University (exact location TBD)
WHEN July 10th – August 10th
Monday – Thursday
8:30 am -2:30 pm
July 5th – August 3rd
Monday – Thursday
9:00 am -1:00 pm
July 10th – August 3rd
Monday – Thursday
8:30 am -1:00 pm
TRANSPORTATION YES NO Students will be provided with a pre-paid Student Charlie Card to take the MBTA bus to and from the program each day.
COST FREE FREE FREE
APPLY Fill out the online application Fill out the online application Salem at SEA is invite only. To apply, please email with questions.
*All accepted applicants will be notified.

Our programs are funded in part by the City of Salem Department of Planning & Community Development, US Department of Housing & Urban Development, and the City of Peabody Department of Community Development and Planning.