We are pleased to announce the availability of Summer Camp 2021! This year, The Fitzpatrick Collaborative has partnered with The Maker Farm to bring a host of summer camp options to The Fitz. Through this joint program, we are hosting an array of art, craft, cooking, gardening and play camps (complete with a Maker Farm barnyard!), a potager garden, our beautiful playground and plenty of room to run around and play in Pepperell’s Big Backyard! Presently, we are limiting enrollment in each camp we offer to ensure compliance with current COVID guidelines. Should guidelines relax, we will evaluate our ability to [...]
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Update 06-Jul-2020 The Fitz has re-opened in a limited capacity, in accordance with Phase 3 of the Commonwealth's reopening plan. Capacity of our rooms has been reduced, but we are taking facility rentals and holding outdoor events. Our facility is being sanitized before and after each event. Update 12-Jun-2020 The Fitz will be reopening with Phase 3 of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' reopening plan. This is currently scheduled for July 6. We currently accepting facility reservations for dates after July 6, however we are continuing to suspend on-site programming until the fall. Update 05-May-2020 We hope you and your loved ones [...]
We've been hard at work putting together a host of programming options for the community, ranging from dance and movement to art and music. For a complete list of programs offered at The Fitz, view our program calendar. Our first special event of the season is right around the corner. The Lads and Ladies Dance is coming up on March 14. Get your tickets today! Looking for something for your kiddos to do over the summer? The Big Backyard Summer Enrichment Program kicks off June 22 for six weekly sessions.
This has been a transformative year for The Fitzpatrick Collaborative. You helped us meet our goal of ordering the first set of replacement parts for the Big Backyard Playground. Our proposal for the Peter Fitzpatrick property was selected by the town. And now we are solidifying the final details which will allow us to fully occupy the building and start offering programs and services starting in January. We need your help! Support from our community enables us to cover program expenses as well as the costs associated with operating the property. We’re excited for #GivingTuesday! If you’re planning to donate, use [...]
Join us October 26th for our first annual Fright Night at the Fitz! This event will have something for everyone and includes the following: Trunk or Treat 4pm-7pm, Upper Parking Lot Family Halloween Carnival 4:30pm-8:00pm, Cafeteria Middle School Dance 7:30pm-9:30pm, Gymnasium Get Tickets » We hope to see you on the 26th! We Need Volunteers! We are looking for volunteers to help chaperone the dance and serve on our security team to ensure a fun night for all. Interested in helping out? Sign Up Now » All volunteers will need to complete a CORI check with The Fitzpatrick Collaborative. The process [...]
Learn from a Pro! Professional Skateboarder Nolan Munroes won a bronze medal in the 2012 X-Games and set a world record for highest McTwist. He has offered to work with The Fitzpatrick Collaborative this fall teaching skateboarding to the community. Space is limited (limit of 10 students) - so sign up fast! Beginners intensive will learn skateboarding basics while the intermediate class will focus on expanding your skills. Required equipment: Skateboard, helmet, knee pads. Elbow pads are optional, but highly encouraged. Lessons are held at the Pepperell Skate Park, 4 Hollis Street, Pepperell, MA Ages: 7-16 Dates: Saturdays (October 5th, 12th, [...]
We just placed an order for two new slides to replace the damaged ones that have kept the Peter Fitz playground closed for over two years. Based on delivery and installation time, we will have the playground open in time for Fright Night in October! Stay tuned because there will be an opening day celebration planned! Thank you to the amazing donors and volunteers who have supported this project so far! A lot has been accomplished, but there are still things that need attention (new swings, table repairs, fence repairs, etc). Please consider donating - we aren't done yet! Donate Today [...]
The Fitz will be hosting a free Activities Expo on Wednesday, August 14 from 4pm-7pm in the upper parking lot (closest to the playground). The Activities Expo will feature local organizations, such as local recreational teams, arts groups, scouts, and more. Come learn what each organization is about, their programs, and what they offer. We will also be featuring food trucks - so bring the family, learn about area activities, and enjoy some great food from local vendors! Learn More or Register Your Organization Non-profit organizations may participate for a $40 donation (other organizations are $75). All participating organizations will be [...]
A draft schedule for each week of our summer program is now available. In addition to our partnerships with MFA Boston and The Lawrence Library, we have STEAM, drama, and outdoor activities the kiddos are sure to enjoy. In addition to our summer program, we will be offering an Activities Expo on Wednesday, August 14 from 4pm-7pm. More details to follow! Select one of the sample schedules below to view details for the week: Week 2
The Museum of Fine Arts Boston is coming to Pepperell! Each Tuesday during our Summer Enrichment Program, mfa staff will be on hand to teach classes to our campers. Register Now