SUMMER 2024 Dates

Summer Arts

5 Weeks: June 24 - July 26

3 Weeks: July 8 - July 26

2 Weeks: June 24 - July 5

Summer Arts Specialty Week

1 Week: July 29 - August 2

Employment, CIT, & Apprentice Programs

Derby Academy Summer Programs is looking for passionate, talented individuals who love working with children and sharing their talents! If you are interested in becoming a member of our 2024 staff, send your resume and cover letter to Summer Programs Director, Tina Johnson,  at

Please be sure your letter specifically includes classes in the curriculum you are able to teach or co-teach (see course descriptions for reference), and details your experience teaching or working with children. Feel free to share in your cover letter any new class ideas you have.

Counselor-in-Training Program

Students who are rising high school juniors, seniors and college freshmen are encouraged to apply to our CIT Program. Fully integrated into the staff, the CITs assist with some classes, co-teach others, and third year CITs might teach a course on their own. The goal of the CIT Program is to assist the staff in classes and at the same time gain experience teaching in their area of interest. CITs are paid a stipend. 

Deadline to Apply: March 15, 2024 (limited openings, apply now)
All applicants will have a brief interview (in person or by Zoom). Applicants will be informed by April 1 or sooner if they are offered a position. If hired, all CITs complete the same set of employment paperwork required of all MA camp employees.  

CIT Application

Apprentice Program for Ages 14 & 15

The  Summer Arts Apprentice Program is an optional program for 14 & 15-year-old registered campers attending for the full 5 weeks. Campers seeking added responsibilities and a leadership role in the Summer Arts community will have the opportunity to:

  • Actively assist with two of their classes.

  • Plus:

    • Once a session, plan and run a Festival Period (with supervision).
    • Participate in weekly activity-based group meetings.
    • Take on leadership at the Arts Festival and other camp events; serve as host(s) at special events.

To sign up to be an Apprentice for this summer, send an email to Tina at Apprentices receive a monetary gift card at the end of the session if all of their goals for the summer have been met. Apprentices are not automatically guaranteed a future CIT position but participating in The Apprentice Program is helpful for that application process. 


Derby Academy is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive educational community and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, gender, color, veteran status, physical ability, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. Derby Academy is an equal opportunity employer.