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Teen Program


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The Teen program is for teens with Williams syndrome, ages 13 - 19 and their siblings (siblings 16 & older can attend as "mentors/junior counselors" for the younger teens with WS).  Managed on-site by WSA parents, Mike & Linda Morse, the program is dsesigned to provide a mix of on-site activities and off-site excursions to local attractions. This program requires pre-registration and a separate fee.

TUESDAY, July 3, 2012

1:00 - 2:00 PM          MEET & GREET        Mike & Linda Morse    

1:30 – 2:30 PM     WS Chorus (optional)
If you are a teen or adult, and love to sing, you are invited to join us in a special choral group, which promises to be very exciting, and a great team learning experience . We will practice some really cool songs, which we will then perform at the Convention! Linda Lara, past choral conductor from many Williams’ camps, including Belvoir Terrace MA, and Whispering Trails in Grand Rapids Michigan, will be leading the Chorus, assisted by Jacquelyn Marston.

Words to the songs will be sent out to you in advance, and we hope to send along mp3 files so that you all can get familiar with the music. Some of the songs we will practice include:
The Star Spangled Banner (Key), The Climb (sung by Miley Cyrus) , The Colors of America (Gallina), and All Over the World (Donnelly/Strid).

We hope to have a large group, which will help make a strong and beautiful sound! (Please note that the chorus will practice during “on-site” convention programming – you will have to miss a class to participate but you won’t miss any scheduled trips.  You must be willing to attedn every practive to participate.)

2:00 - 3:00 PM          Tour of  Ladder Company 15 - Historic (and still active!) Fire station
Ladder Company 15 is just a short walk away.  The Firemen will be on hand to give us a grand tour, and with luck we might even get to slide down the fire pole!

3:00 - 4:30 PM     Fenway Park Tour
Enjoy the 15 minute walk to Fenway Park followed by a one hour guided tour which will answer all your questions about the "House that Babe Built".  Questions like, "What are the dimensions of Fenway Park? How high is the Green Monster? Why the name "Fenway"?, and When did players first wear numbers?" will be answered.

WEDNESDAY: July 4, 2012

8:00 – 8:30 AM        Check in

9:00 - 10:00 AM            Is Possible              David Hira
Anything is possible when we "find a way we can do it, not reasons why we can't". With lots of engaging magic, audience participation and "hands on" challenges, each attendee learns and experiences that they can do anything. By learning to build a strong teams of diverse people and look "outside of the box", the solutions to everything are found in the connections we make, the people we embrace.

10:15 – 11:45 AM     Music with Louie Morand
Louie will have you dancing in the aisles, creating amazing new music and generally having a great time!

LUNCH - PIZZA with the group

1:30 - 3:00 PM                Prudential Sky Walk
See Boston from the highest vantage point! The Prudential Skywalk Observatory is on the 50th floor, offering spectacular 360 degree views of the city, Acoustiguide Audio Tour, Dreams of Freedom Museum, Multimedia Theater and the Skywalk's Gift Shop.
  On a clear day you can see the beaches of Cape Cod to the south, or mountains in New Hampshire to the north. On July 4th, you will also be able to see the Tall Ships, and the fireworks barges getting ready for the July 4th Celebration!

2:00 – 3:00 PM       Chorus (optional, pre-registration required)

THURSDAY - July 5, 2012

8:00 - 8:30 AM              Check in

9:00 - 10:00 AM                  A.  In-house activities

                                   B.  Chorus (optional, pre-registration required)

10:00 - Noon                Square Dancing  (demonstration and "how to" session)

12:00 - 1:00 PM            Lunch (with your family)

1:00 – 4:00 PM             Blue Man Group
This is an interactive and sometimes loud performance. Please bring ear plugs or other sound deadening device if needed. To view a sample go to:

FRIDAY - July 6, 2012

8:00 - 8:30 AM             Check in

9:00 - 11:30 AM          Trolley/Duck Boat Tour of Boston
Super Duck Tours focus on the history of Boston’s waterfront and splash into Boston Harbor. You’ll spend 45 minutes on land and 45 minutes at sea with spectacular views of the Old North Church, Bunker Hill Monument, USS Constitution and the Boston skyline.  


11:30 - 4:00 PM        LUNCH & New England Aquarium Visit
Take a trip to exotic waters and experience more than 70 exhibits featuring aquatic animals from around the world.  See the IMAX movie, greet the African penguins as you enter, feel the smooth wing of a cownose ray and then wind your way around the four-story Giant Ocean Tank, home to a huge Caribbean coral reef. We'll also go out back to see the Northern fur seals in action in their open-air exhibit, visit the Atlantic harbor seals out front, and (with any luck) glimpse the Tall Ships in the harbor.

5:15 – 5:45 PM           Chorus Dress Rehearsal

SATURDAY - July 7, 2012

8:00 - 8:30 AM           Check in

9:00 - 10:00 AM          ZUMBA - a little bit of Salsa, a little bit of aerobics and a whole lot of fun!

10:00 - NOON           Closing Activities 

Please complete the form below for each child you would like to register in the program. There are 15 questions in the form. Please use the scroll bar on the form itself to access every question and the "release of liability". When you hit the "done" button at the end of the form, the questionnaire is complete and your answers will disappear, indicating that they have been submitted.

A separate questionnaire is required for each child enrolled in convention programs. Please "refresh" your screen to bring back a new form for each child you are enrolling in the teen program.