Creative learning for children ages 3-13
July 2 - 27, 2018

About Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope is a non-profit enrichment program that offers varied educational and cultural opportunities to children in the Merrimack Valley.  For the thirty-eighth summer, Kaleidoscope offers one-week courses, where students are immersed in the subject(s) of their choice.  The emphasis is on concrete learning in a creative setting.  A highly qualified professional instructor teaches each group.


Janis R. Baron


Classes meet from 9:00 - 11:30 AM or from 12:00 - 2:30 PM daily. Some courses run for the full day (9:00 AM - 2:30 PM).

Class Size

Average class is 12, with a maximum of 15.


Pike School, 34 Sunset Rock Road, Andover, MA.  For directions, click here.


Parents' responsibility


$195 for each one-week AM or PM course.  Special Offerings are $235. Full-day courses are $405. A $30 non-refundable registration fee per family covers processing of each form. Additional fees are charged for some courses which involve extensive materials or trips. This information is included with course description if applicable.


Students from all communities are welcome and encouraged to participate in Kaleidoscope courses.  Last summer we enrolled almost 775 children from 40 different communities.  The program is open to all children regardless of race, creed, or ethnic origins.

Grade Level

Grade level requirements, listed with each course description, refer to the student’s CURRENT GRADE at time of registration (not the grade they are entering in the fall). Age refers to age as of June 1, 2018. Please observe these guidelines when registering. If special circumstances exist, please call the director.


Courses are filled on a first come, first served basis by mail, fax or email.  Please use the codes listed with the course descriptions.  Checks are made payable to KALEIDOSCOPE. Forms can be mailed to Kaleidoscope, Box 506, Andover, MA 01810 or faxed to (978) 474-6232.  You are notified promptly by phone if a course is filled. Mailed forms receive a confirmation postcard and online forms receive online confirmation, followed by a detailed letter in late May/early June.

Kaleidoscope in Action

Some of our courses, due to their “active” nature, will require current immunization records as well as updated physicals prior to the start of class. This applies to classes with the following codes: 32, 34, 48, 55, 69, 86, 100, 106, 113, 117, 140, 151, 153, 160, 175, and 176.

This camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (105 CMR 430.190C) and be licensed by the local board of health. Visit the Forms section of the website for more information.

Scholarships and Contributions

A limited number of partial scholarships are available. Contributions to Kaleidoscope are tax-deductible and used for this purpose.  Interested parties should call or write to the director.


Our office phone is (978) 474-6232. A fax can be sent to the same number. Wait for the beep following the message. Our e-mail address is:


For those students who enroll in both a morning and afternoon course, a closely supervised lunch area is provided. Students need to bring their own lunches.


Prior to April 1, 2018, refunds are given, less the registration fee and a $25 per course cancellation fee. Between April 1 and June 1, a $50 per course fee applies.

No refunds are made for cancellations after June 1, 2018. This includes Extended Day. A $25 course change fee applies after June 10.

Third Child Discount

Register three children and receive a 10% discount off the third child’s tuition. (This applies to the child with the fewest courses.)


Our faculty, as in the past, is comprised of highly qualified, creative, enthusiastic professionals.  Anyone desiring specific information regarding staff may call (978) 474-6232.  We are very proud to have offered quality education for children for what will soon be thirty-eight years.