Please Support the Adaptive Reuse Article


Our continued growth relies heavily on the passage of the proposed "Adaptive Reuse Overlay District" (AROD) at Spring Town Meeting on May 9, 2022. This zoning article is being proposed to help under-utilized municipal and religious properties find new life in uses not originally intended for the property. In our case, we are just over two years in to our mission of rehabilitating and revitalizing the former Peter Fitzpatrick School into a vibrant community center for all ages. With the passage of the AROD article, we will be able to offer additional programs and services including: maker space commercial kitchen [...]

Please Support the Adaptive Reuse Article2022-05-03T19:57:41-04:00

Announcing Summer Camp 2022


We are pleased to announce the availability of Summer Camp 2022! This year we enter the second year of our partnership 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. Children will be able to enjoy our beautiful playground and plenty of room to run around and play in Pepperell’s Big Backyard! Don't delay - we expect many of our camps to fill up fast! We look forward to welcoming you to Summer Camp at The Fitz, [...]

Announcing Summer Camp 20222022-05-03T10:41:26-04:00

Announcing 2021 Summer Camps


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 [...]

Announcing 2021 Summer Camps2021-02-16T14:07:19-05:00

COVID-19 Update


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 [...]

COVID-19 Update2020-08-04T01:04:17-04:00

Check Out Our Programs!


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.

Check Out Our Programs!2020-03-01T08:08:31-05:00

Giving Tuesday – Dec 3


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 [...]

Giving Tuesday – Dec 32019-11-24T19:25:51-05:00

Fright Night at The Fitz


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 [...]

Fright Night at The Fitz2019-10-18T17:37:51-04:00

Skateboarding Lessons


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, [...]

Skateboarding Lessons2019-09-24T22:53:37-04:00

Exciting Playground Update


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 [...]

Exciting Playground Update2019-09-06T10:39:53-04:00

Activities Expo – August 14


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 [...]

Activities Expo – August 142019-08-04T21:59:51-04:00
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