LINX builds outdoor classrooms

From its founding in 2006, The LINX Companies have always sought to provide the best classes and camp experiences for each member of every family. Families who attend LINX programs know that the company meets this goal by constantly innovating its curricula, teaching methods, processes, and technology.

When the pandemic caused stay-at-home orders in March, LINX Classes leveraged the strength of its leadership team and technology to immediately pivot to a virtual, interactive class format. The company’s commitment to delivering fun, exciting, inspiring experiences for kids and teens through high quality programming could be seen in the free, daily, virtual recesses it added for families, and the reimagined end of year culminating experiences which included a televised spring dance recital with accompanying viewing party and Broadway theater class productions which became all-encompassing "making of" documentaries.

As spring became summer and the pandemic continued, LINX Camps also rose to the challenge and was only one of two Wellesley day camps that opened. It very successfully operated due to an extensive reorganization of its camp structure and processes, plus running every single one of its activities outside. The responses from families were overwhelming from day one, with emails like “[My daughter] has been a bit down with all of the craziness going on and this week I feel like I have my kid back!” and “We are lucky that you all continue to be innovative - my son and daughter are both having a much needed and wonderful summer camp experience. We are so grateful!”

With a firm understanding that in-person experiences are essential for the social, emotional, and intellectual development of children, and all of the best practices from LINX Camps, LINX Classes built three outdoor, open-air classrooms at its location at 141 Linden Street, Wellesley. Each 30’x30’ space has marley sprung floors to support students’ growing bodies. The peaked tents protect students from sun, heat, and light rain. Students will only have to move to inside classrooms in extreme weather conditions!

In addition to ensuring the benefit of free-flowing outside air just like at camp, the company is hosting fewer afternoon classes than in previous years. These classes are smaller than ever, with a maximum of just 12 students to maintain 6 feet of physical distance between them. The company is also offering 1.5 hour, field based classes at Elm Bank Reservation that combine sports, games, and science.

For more information about LINX Classes, visit http://www.linxclasses.com or call 781-235-3210.

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