After School Enrichment Program

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After School Enrichment Program

The KidSPOT After School Enrichment comprises two  8 week programs, (one in Fall of 2019 and one in Winter of 2020).

Our Fall 2019 session begins on September 16.

Dates are as follows for 8 weekly sessions,  Monday-Thursday
Week One:  Sept 16 – 19
Week Two:  Sept 23- 16
Week Three:  Sept 30 – Oct 3
Week Four: Oct 7 – 10
Mid Term Break
Week Five:  Oct 21 – 24
Week Six:  Oct 28 – 31
Week Seven:  Nov 4 – 7
Week Eight:  Nov 11 – 14
Make Up Week:  Nov 18 – 22  (only if snow days)

Sessions run from 4 to 6 pm daily, with snacks provided. Children should be dropped off between 3:50 and 4:00.

This program is designed for first through fifth graders with a maximum of 10 participants, It is led by experienced teacher, Elizabeth Healy and additional instructors.

Sessions include themed weeks of Art Activities and explorations in Physics, Geology, Biology, Poetry, Field Trips, Fun & Games, Theatre Art and more!

Monday & Tuesday: STEAM inspired art explorations & field trips
Wednesday:  Theatre Arts
Thursday:  Fun & Games

Snacks are provided.

Daily Schedule

3:45 – 4:00  Pick up at Garnet Elementary. Elizabeth walks students to KidSPOT

4:00             Students from other locations arrive

4:00-4:30    Snack and open ended activities available

4:30-5:45    Present and engage in exploration of the day

5:45-6:00    Clean-up-Parents pick up children by 6:00

The after school program runs Monday -Thursday from 4:00-6:00

Cost: $65 per week / $17 per day. Minimum of 2 days per week.


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Questions? Call the gallery office at 410 778 6300 or email

315 High Street, Suite 108
Chestertown, MD
410- 778-6300

Our Staff

Elizabeth Healy, both the director of the program and an instructor, taught elementary school in Montana for twenty -five years. After retiring she coordinated and taught summer Art camps and Art Enrichment programs. Currently she volunteers at KidSPOT, coordinates the Kids in the Gallery program,  and serves on the KidSPOT advisory board. This is her third year as coordinator/instructor for
KidSPOT After School.

Marie Sneddon earned her degree in Physical Education/Health from Michigan State University. She has taught PE for many years to homeschooled children in a group setting. She is a fitness enthusiast who loves to share the fun of exercise and movement to people of all ages. She looks forward to her third year at KidSPOT After School.

Hester Sasche

Hester Sachse first came to the Eastern Shore as a student of Washington College, graduating in 2009 and majoring in Theatre, where she directed Much Ado About Nothing for her senior thesis.    Hester recently took on the position of Executive Manager at Church Hill Theatre, and is delighted to also be returning to RiverArts this year.