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2019-2020 School Year Programs

Adventure – EXPLORE YOUR WILD SIDE.

EXPLORE THE WORLD with physical challenges designed to foster competence, leadership, and an appreciation of the natural environment and the communities in which we live. Amazing adventures start here!

Questions on Adventure Programs? Email Sal at [email protected]

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Middle School Fall Climbing Club

Dates 9/26/2019 to 11/7/2019
Time: Sept 26 7 Oct 3- afterschool-5pm. Oct 10, 17, 24, Nov 7 afterschool-5:30pm
Cost: $225
Our popular fall middle school rock climbing club returns by popular demand! Designed to build skills and self-confidence, we will help climbers of all abilities (including first-timers!) grow into more seasoned climbers as we tackle the New Heights rock climbing wall and high challenge course, Dover Indoor Ascent’s vast toproping walls and MetroRock North’s intensely fun buldering walls and top roping routes. Over the course of this 6 week program, everyone will become comfortable with harnesses and tying the relevant knots. Portsmouth students will take the bus from PMS to New Heights the first 2 weeks, and will be picked up in the New Heights van the final 4 weeks. All skill levels are welcome, and all gear and instruction are provided.

5th Grade Fall Rock Climbing

Dates 11/21/2019 to 12/19/2019
Time: nov 21 & Dec 5th- afterschool-5pm. Dec 12 nd Dec 19- afterschool-5:30pm
Cost: $150
Our popular 5th Grade rock climbing club returns!! Join us as we climb high on the New Heights rock climbing wall and high challenge elements, before we get to visit the amazing top-rope and bouldering options at MetroRock North in Newburyport. We’ll spend our time conquering our fear of heights, building self-confidence, learning knot-tying and climbing skills, and just having fun! ALL skill levels are welcome (even first-timers!) ALL gear and instruction are provided.

Middle School Build a Longboard Skateboard

Dates 12/18/2019 to 1/29/2020
Time: afterschool-5pm
Cost: $200
Participants will design and craft their own signature longboard to spin around the neighborhood on. Everyone will shape, sand, and paint their boards before mounting trucks, wheels, and grip tape, and taking it out for a spin! Portsmouth students will take the bus from PMS to New Heights. All materials and tools are included.

5th Grade Winter Climbing Club

Dates 2/17/2020 to 3/16/2020
Time: Feb 17 &March 2- afterschool-5pm. March 9 & 16 afterschool-5:30pm
Cost: $150
Did you miss out on our Fall Climbing Club? Or did you have so much you can't wait to climb some more? Then this club is for you! Join us as we climb high on the New Heights rock climbing wall and high challenge elements, before we get to visit the amazing top-rope and bouldering options at MetroRock North in Newburyport. We’ll spend our time conquering our fear of heights, building self-confidence, learning knot-tying and climbing skills, and just having fun! ALL skill levels are welcome (even first-timers!) ALL gear and instruction are provided.

February Vacation Lincoln Street School Ski/Snowboard Club

Dates 2/24/2020 to 2/28/2020
Time: 8:00am-1:15pm Daily
Cost: $300
FIRST EVER New Heights Feb vaca Ski and Snowboard Camp! Whether you’re ripping black diamonds or have never seen snow, come take advantage of the benefits of a New England winter during our awesome Feb Vaca! Lessons are required for first-time skiers/snowboarders only. Students will be picked up and dropped off at Lincoln Street School.

Middle School Spring Climbing club

Dates 4/9/2020 to 5/21/2020
Time: April 9 & 16 afterschool-5pm. April 232, May 7, 14, 21 afterschool- 5:30pm
Cost: $225
Did you miss our Fall Climbing Club? Or maybe you participated in that club and you're itchin for more veritcal madness! Designed to build skills and self-confidence, we will help climbers of all abilities (including first-timers!) grow into more seasoned climbers as we tackle the New Heights rock climbing wall and high challenge course, Dover Indoor Ascent’s vast toproping walls and MetroRock North’s intensely fun buldering walls and top roping routes. Over the course of this 6 week program, everyone will become comfortable with harnesses and tying the relevant knots. Portsmouth students will take the bus from PMS to New Heights the first 2 weeks, and will be picked up in the New Heights van the final 4 weeks. All skill levels are welcome, and all gear and instruction are provided.

April Vacation 5th Grade Sampler

Dates 4/27/2020 to 4/30/2020
Time: 10:00 am-3:00 pm Daily
Cost: $350
Summer shouldn't have all the fun of our popular Adventure Weeks! We're bringing the fun of 6 totally different adventure activities to vacation week, so 5th graders can try out some new sports. This jam-packed 4-day program will have us indoor skydiving (yep... you read that right!), playing some beach games at York beach, learning some skills on the archery range, having the first ice cream cone of the season, & climbing our high challenge course and rock climbing wall! No experience is necessary, just show up ready to have an excellent vacation week! Drop off and pick up are at New Heights.

STEAM – GET READY TO HAVE YOUR MIND BLOWN.

ENGAGE ALL SYSTEMS with out-of-the-box ways to build critical academic skills, spark innovation, and ignite a spirit of entrepreneurship. It’s serious stuff that will feel like serious fun!

Questions on STEAM Programs? Email Wayne at [email protected] or Laura at [email protected]

 

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Destination Imagination

Dates 10/21/2019 to 3/24/2020
Time: Afterschool until 5:30pm
Cost: $450
Destination Imagination is an international program that is an amazing outlet for creativity while simultaneously teaching leadership, teamwork, positive thinking, and project management. DI is a four-month program and includes meetings 1-2 times a week, team building, a team t-shirt, celebrations, and a competition. The team will select one of seven unique challenges to solve as a group and then will compete in March. Meets after school until 5:30. October through November: meetings on Monday. December through March: meetings on Monday & Tuesday.

DIY Projects Spring 2020

Dates 4/7/2020 to 5/19/2020
Time: Afterschool until 5:30pm
Cost: $125
In this 6 week program, participants will create a variety of home decor projects. From string art and dreamcatchers to sea glass art, kids will go home with a range of items to give as gifts or decorate their rooms with. Each week, we will decide on a project or two, gather our materials, and get creating! Meets on after school on Tuesdays until 5:30pm.

Feb Vacation Fierce Foodies

Dates 43885 to 43889
Time: 10:00 am-3:00 pm Daily
Cost: $175
During this week-long workshop, participants will experiment with a variety of different recipes and cooking styles. We will come up with our own recipes, find some online, and also visit local restaurants and local chefs to discuss tips and tricks! In addition, we will visit farms in the area to find the freshest ingredients, helping us explore the farm-to-table style while also supporting local businesses. By the end of the week, we'll have a group of budding chefs who appreciate all it takes to create delicious food on a budget. The program will culminate with a showcase with a variety of our favorite recipes for parents to enjoy.

FIRST LEGO League

Dates 9/16/2019 to 12/9/2019
Time: Afterschool on Mondays and Tuesdays until 5:30pm
Entering into our 8th year New Heights is proud to offer multiple FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Robotics Teams. FLL teams work together to build and program LEGO EV3 robots to solve technical challenges using the international theme of Into Orbit. Through research, hands on field trips, and special guests, teams will also determine a community need based around space. Then teams will present a unique solution to a team of judges. Teams will compete at UNH in November. Price includes program, full day of team-building, field trips, team t-shirt, celebrations, and competitions. This popular program fills up quickly, so don’t delay becoming part of our award-winning teams! Cost: $450

FIRST Robotics Competition at Portsmouth High School

Dates 12/1/2019 to 5/19/2020
Time: Afterschool multiple days until 5:30pm and some Saturdays
Cost: $450
During FIRST Robotics Competition, around 20 high-school participants will work together under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit. Teams are challenged to raise funds, design a team brand, hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team. We ask that participants in this program commit to at least 2 days after school as well as attending two three-day competitions (March and April).

Wonder League at Dondero Elementary

Dates 2/24/2019 to 5/18/2020
Time: Afterschool at Dondero on Mondays until 5:00pm
Cost: $450
Through a series of story-based missions, Wonder Leauge teams develop problem-solving, growth mindset, and creativity skills while learning to code.

Spring Elementary Robotics

Dates 3/27/2019 to 5/1/2019
Time: Afterschool until 5:00pm
Cost: $200
Join us for 8 weeks of robotics exploration! We will play with LEGO WeDo kits, LEGO EV3 robots and Mindstorm programming, the NAO robot and more! Students will get to program our middle school teams’ LEGO robots, completing missions on the 2017-2018 robotics mat.

FIRST Tech Challenge at Portsmouth High School

Dates 9/16/2019 to 1/1/2020
Time: Afterschool until 5:30pm
Cost: $450
Be part of the first year of FIRST Tech Challenge team at Portsmouth High School. Augmenting what we already do with FIRST Robotics competition the FIRST Tech Challenge team will build a team created a robot and learn about keeping an engineering journal. The team will then get to compete in the FIRST Tech Challenge in January.

 

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