February VacationFun: Tuesday–Friday, February 21–24, 2023
April VacationFun: Tuesday–Friday, April 18–22, 2023
SummerFun: July 5–August 11, 2023
Teen Counselor Program
Interested in working with kids? Each year ACE hires a group of motivated student counselors to be part of SummerFun! This is open to AHS students only, rising 10th graders through graduating seniors. Paid and volunteer positions available. No parent inquiries please.
Apply here by April 1.
Join some of your favorite APS teachers! Classes will include creative, hands-on arts and crafts classes including drawing, painting, clay sculpture, collage, and glass art
STEM programs in programming, electronics, robotics, engineering, physics, Lego, and hands-on science, high-energy sports and games including parkour and ultimate frisbee, strategy games including Dungeons & Dragons, chess, and LARP.
SummerFun & VacationFun: Morning classes run 9:00 am–12:00 pm; afternoon classes run 12:30–3:30 pm. Students who select both are supervised during a lunch/recess period and escorted to their afternoon classes. Morning and afternoon extended day are available during SummerFun.
VacationFun serves students in grades K-8; SummerFun serves students entering grades 1-9.
Classes are held primarily at Ottoson Middle School, 63 Acton St., Arlington.
Programs are open to students in Arlington and surrounding communities.
VacationFun registration opens with the regular Winter and Spring terms. SummerFun registration opens mid February.
All children must bring their own lunch, snacks, and beverage each day. Supervised lunch period runs from 12:00-12:30 pm. There is no additional charge for students enrolled in BOTH AM and PM classes.
SummerFun Extended Day
The Morning program is available from 8:00-9:00 am, Monday-Friday; the afternoon program is available from 3:30-5:30 pm, Monday-Thursday only. Both include supervised activities and free play. Full week only, register under “Extended Day.” Sorry, there is no extended day program for VacationFun.
Covid Safety Protocols
ACE will adhere to the most up-to-date APS safety guidelines.
All registrations must be made online at Arlington.CE.Eleyo.com. Pre registration is required for all programs. No walk-in registrations allowed.
You are officially enrolled as soon as we receive your registration payment. If you do not receive an email with the subject “Registration Confirmation” (this is separate from the email receipt), please check your spam and promotions folder, your email server may be blocking our messages. Please add email@example.com to your email ‘Contacts’ as this is how we communicate with you about all registrations, confirmations, cancellations, as well as any class updates.
Refunds for SummerFun
- Withdrawals must be made via email to CommunityEd@arlington.k12.ma.us. Refunds will be issued minus a $25 fee per student, per class for withdrawals made by April 30. The fee is $50 per student, per class, May 1–June 14. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED STARTING JUNE 15.
- A $20 switch fee is assessed for each requested change in a child’s registration.
- No refunds will be made for classes missed or dropped.
- All tuition is returned if ACE cancels a class. If we do not meet the minimum number of students required to run a class, we will cancel the class and notify parents. Every effort will be made to place the child in another class.
Refunds for VacationFun
- Withdrawals for classes must be made via email to CommunityEd@arlington.k12.ma.us and received before February 1 for February VacationFun and before April 1 for April VacationFun. Students will receive a refund minus a $25 processing fee per child, per class.
For February VacationFun, weather cancellations will be posted to our website and families will be emailed. There are no refunds or credits for weather-related cancellations.
If you have an existing credit with ACE, please register and pay for all your classes. Next, email firstname.lastname@example.org with “ACE Credit” in the subject line. We will apply your credit and refund your original form of payment.
Partial tuition assistance is available for most classes for Arlington residents who qualify for free or reduced lunch. Please register and pay for all your classes. AFTER you have completed your registration, please email us with “Scholarship Assistance” in the subject line and include a copy of your free/reduced lunch form. If you do not have one, please apply through food services at email@example.com. Once we receive your email request and form we will issue you a refund for the scholarship amount. Students are eligible for a 50% (free lunch) or 30% (reduced lunch) discount for up to 3 full weeks of SummerFun and all four days of VacationFun. Some exceptions apply.
Children who attend SummerFun! or VacationFun! should be able to participate in group activities with teacher supervision and treat fellow students and staff with respect. If a child is unable to do so, the teacher or director will contact parents to discuss appropriate next steps. Please communicate any helpful strategies in the Special Needs section (see next paragraph).
Set your child—and their teacher—up for success. We strongly encourage parents to disclose any medical-, behavioral- or disability-related needs, or helpful strategies, in the Special Needs section on your child’s online registration profile. ACE does not have access to IEPs. Please note that SummerFun! is not a school-sponsored special education program, so children are not entitled to the same IEP services and accommodations during programming. SummerFun! is an equal access program. We do not discriminate against children with disabilities. If you believe your child requires a specific reasonable accommodation for medical or disability-related needs, please contact our office to discuss your child’s needs at least three weeks before the start of the program.