North Shore Kid Stories, Events, Activities, Camps and Recipes

Summer Art and Photography Program for Kids on Cape Ann, Annisquam Arts, Glouces

Welcome to Annisquam Arts, an inspiring children’s summer studio! We're gearing up for our 21st season of art-making fun on scenic Cape Ann!

Young artists, ages 6-14, of all skill levels are welcome in our high-energy and imaginative morning and afternoon summer workshops. Participants will have a blast exploring a wide range of mediums, materials and techniques in the whimsical Gloucester studio of professional artist and teacher Dawn Southworth. The in-depth art experience is unrivaled by any other offerings on the North Shore. For nearly two decades, parents have been amazed by the quality of the materials and scope of the projects.

Small classes and individual instruction nurture all levels of ability. Our workshops are all about fun and exploration. No coloring in the lines here!

Register today as space is limited.

To register online or for more information contact


David Grover will perform at the Cabot Theater in Beverly!

The Bershire's living treasure David Grover has a decades-long history as a first-rate performer, songwriter and producer and has received wide recognition and many awards, including a regional Emmy nominations. His message is that no matter where we come from, what color we are, or what we believe in, together we can make the world a better and more fun place. Celebrate together with David Grover, whose greatest gift is his ability to connect with people of all ages and create a powerful sense of unity, acceptance, and joy.


Debbie & Friends use original songs to tell stories that children know and love.

A live Debbie & Friends show is a trip for the entire family—a joyful jaunt through a variety of styles, from straight-ahead pop, to country, to rock, to reggae, all delivered by a band of musicians who are clearly there because they love it. Kids become the Big Bad Wolf and blow the house down, fix Rosie’s wrong rhymes, and test their skills with the Simon Says Song. Like everyone’s favorite teacher, Debbie connects with her audience and respects kids for the people they are, and her warmth is sincere and her radiance downright contagious.

Location: Regent Theater


Beavers are natural builders. We'll explore their instinct to build at IRWS

Come hike to the Rockery Pond to observe a beaver lodge. Then as a group, we will attempt to build our own lodge. Along the way, we will investigate other animal homes including bird and squirrel nests, chipmunk holes, and tree cavities, and discover who made them and how.


Boston Ballet School Northshore Summer Programs. Register online today for summe

The Boston Ballet School North Shore Studio in Marblehead is comprised of young people whose dedication, effort and talent is evidenced in their well-worn ballet slippers. Register today for the BBS Summer Program where children ages 3 and up enjoy a supportive, welcoming, and engaging experience.

We had the pleasure to speak with Jessica Kreyer, Principal and Director of the Boston Ballet School Marblehead Studio about the Summer Dance Programs for ages three through adult at the state-of-the-art facility conveniently located on the Salem/Marblehead line within the Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA.


Peabody Institute Library - Danvers invites kids to an afternoon of building and fun! Activities will include free build, themes and instructional design. All structures will remain on display in the Children’s Room till the following weeks's session


Make your own Potions at Newburyport Public Library!

Accio Harry Potter fans! Join us for this month's meeting of NPL's Harry Potter fan club for kids ages 10 and up. This month we will be having potions class! Would you like to brew glory or bottle fame like Snape? Come concoct some magical potions at the library! (**Please note the new time for this event!)


Glen Urquhart School Summer Program in Beverly MA

Join us for a special summer program at GUS! Our long-standing tradition of combining educational, hands-on workshops with easygoing summertime fun for children ages 4 to 14 continues. Our camp atmosphere is noncompetitive, creative, inquisitive, playful, and relaxed. We welcome children from schools all over the North Shore and beyond.


Cape Ann Symphony presents Pianist David Deveau

Kids 18 and under are FREE as Cape Ann Symphony resent pianist Pianist David Deveau.  Come for a 'sunday with the Masters' performance featuring Weber, Beethoven and Brahms! All seats are General Admission. Tickets may be picked up starting 1 hour prior to the performance.


Kids will learn basic knitting at ATHM

The American Textile History Museum in Lowell invites kids to learn how to knit! All of knitting, no matter how complicated, is made up of only knit stitches and purl stitches.  In this class, you will learn some basic information about knitting tools and yarn, then cast on and begin to knit a basic potholder or a headband.


 Learning by Design  Studio Discoveries at Peabody Essex Museum

Peabody Essex Museum invites kids to design, construct and explore at the intersection of art and architecture at this studio discoveries session. Learning By Design provides design education to kids and adults at BSA SPACE, home to the Boston Society of Architects and the BSA Foundation.


John Scott Sampson at the Harvard Museum of Natural History

Join Scott Sampson, Vice President of Research and Collections and Chief Curator, Denver Museum of Nature & Science for a presentation and discussion about connecting with nature. Connecting people, especially children, with nature is crucial to their health and the health of places they call home. In the age of Google and iPhones, however, finding a balance between technology and the natural world is increasingly difficult.


Come learn about the great storms of Cape Ann at the Cape Ann Museum! Gloucester

Drop off your 6 to 12 year olds for a special class where art, history and culture come together through gallery tours and art activities. Perfect for families who home school. Offered on select Fridays from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free for members, $5 for non-members. Reservations required.

Location: Cape Ann Museum


YMCA Summer Camp, Summer Programs for kids north of Boston. Beverly MA

Friends, Fun & Summer Sun - YMCA of the North Shore Summer Camps
Build friendships and memories to last a lifetime! YMCA of the North Shore camps offer a variety of experiences for children of all ages.


Kite Day at Cogswell Grant is a wonderful fall afternoon event for North Shore c

Come fly a kite at Cogswell's Grant! Bring your own kite or build one of your own, and watch professional kite flyers from Kites Over New England. Archie Stewart of Kite Education teaches a workshop with all materials included, where kids and adults can make their own kites and learn how to fly them. Sponsored by BankGloucester.


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