2022 Update

Summer Ink will conduct 1 session of our program for rising 5th and 6th graders from July 18-July 29, 2022 on the Simmons campus. Our program will include 24 students who are rising 5th and 6th graders, 4 Senior Counselors who are teachers and college students, and 4 Junior Counselors who are high schoolers. Students will participate in a variety of highly engaging activities, some will be off-site field trips and some will be on-site…

Meet our new Executive Director

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that longtime Summer Ink supporter Sheila Pundit is our new Executive Director. Sheila first worked for Summer Ink in 1996 and has continued to be involved with our programs since then as a Senior Counselor, Program Director, and parent of a Summer Ink student. In addition to her experience at Summer Ink, Sheila has specialized in the examination of student writing for the Writers’ Express when it…

2021 Summer Ink Programming

Dear Summer Ink Community,    As we look toward the summer of 2021 and to emerging from the grip of this global pandemic, we have some important news to share with all of you. After careful consideration, Summer Ink has decided to place its 2021 program on hiatus. As many of you know, Summer Ink is a program that engages students both intellectually and physically, relying on both active, in-person, outside adventures as well as…

2020 Fall Programming at Summer Ink

Hot off the Press! The Writers’ Nook: Fall Edition Dear Families, Summer Ink is pleased to announce that our popular summer option, The Writers’ Nook, will be offered again this fall. The Writers’ Nook: Fall Edition is a weekly, small-group online session led by Geena Pham, one of our experienced Senior Counselors. Geena, who taught all five weeks of Summer Ink’s 2020 online summer program, is also a licensed ELA teacher teaching at Easton Middle School. During Writers’…

Notice about David Summergrad

  Dear Summer Ink Community,    It is with enormous sadness that we share the news that David Summergrad, one of our long-time board members, passed away on September 24, 2020. For over twenty-five years, David championed our mission of empowering young people to claim and share their unique voice through writing. He brought a tremendous energy and enthusiasm to our organization and he supported our work in so many important ways. David was also a…

Summer Ink: Our Ongoing Commitment

Since 1994, Summer Ink’s mission is to enable students to find their voices as writers and to give them the tools to impact those around them with their writing. Building a camp that is diverse both racially and socioeconomically is integral to this mission because hearing and understanding many perspectives enables young people to deepen and value their own.     The tragic death of George Floyd and the resulting examination of the experience of black…

Important Update Regarding Summer Ink 2020

Dear Summer Ink Community, On behalf of Summer Ink, we hope that our campers, families, staff, donors and partners are healthy and well during this unusual time. We have an important update regarding camp this summer. Our wonderful host campus, Simmons University, has made the difficult decision to remain closed this summer and we will not be going ahead with our camp program as planned. We are very sad that we will not gather in-person…

Summer Ink 2019 Fall Reading

  Please join us at the 2019 Summer Ink Fall Reading. Our annual fall reading will be held at the Brookline Booksmith, a beautiful venue that regularly hosts world-renowned authors. Each of our campers will receive a copy of the 2019 Collection and they are welcome to read and share an entry (or two) about their summer adventures.  Friends and family are more than welcome to attend and we look forward to seeing everyone at…

Meet the 2019 Camp Director

Summer Ink is excited to introduce our new Camp Director, David Blake. David currently teaches 8th grade ELA at Pollard Middle School in Needham, and he has over 20 years of classroom teaching experience. David is also a veteran Summer Ink Senior Counselor and is looking forward to his new role as our Camp Director. Keep reading below for more information about David and his plans for the 2019 season!   What’s your best memory…

Summer Ink’s Autumn Hike

Please join us at our first ever Autumn Hike as we take to the Blue Hills in all of their autumn glory and bring some of the summer (Ink) magic into the fall! Details: Date: Saturday, September 29th. Start time: 10am (meet outside the Blue Hills Trailside Museum/the parking lot is the Blue Hills Ski Area parking lot). The Hike: We will hike up Great Blue Hill (about 1hr) and have a snack and do a writing…

Summer Ink will not be holding its summer program in 2024. We will update our site when the program is back. Thank you for your interest; please email info@summerink.org with any questions.
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