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Email: WFTed@bu.edu
Phone: 617.353.3001

Summer BackPACK – What’s Inside?

Creativity Guide
This guide book will bring you on a magical journey this summer, with activities ranging from theater, arts, reflection and more!
Creativity Passport
When you are done with a "Creativity Guide" activity, check it off in our "Passport to Imagination"!
Summer Journey Reading List
Check out our "Summer Journey Reading List" created in partnership with the Boston Public Library!

Download our Creativity, Guide Passport to Imagination & Summer Journey  Reading List!

How to Buy & Give

Buy One BackPACK
$25 Each
Buy Two+ BackPACKs
$20 Each
Buy One BackPACK & Give One to a Student
$20 Each
Give a BackPACK to a student
$25 Each

Pick Up

Select this option at checkout and a member of our staff will reach out to coordinate a pick-up time.

BackPACKs will be available for pick-up starting June 21st , 2021 at the Wheelock Family Theatre — 180 Riverway, Boston, MA 02215.

Delivery

Select this option at checkout for $7.99/flat rate shipping per order. 

BackPACKs will ship the week of June 21st, 2021. A member of our staff will notify you when your BackPACK(s) have shipped.

Receive a Bag

WFT is committed to serving children and families of all means. If you are unable to purchase a bag, please fill out the google form below. Bags will be distributed as they are donated on a first come, first served basis. 

Meet our Community Partners

Thanks to the generosity of our Sponsors and individual donations, WFT is able to provide free Summer BackPACKs to the following organizations –

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Become a Community Partner!

Interested in receiving free bags for your community? 

Please note: Requests strongly encouraged to be placed prior to June 15th. All requests made after will be examined on a as available basis.

Meet our Sponsors

Thanks to the generosity of our Sponsors, WFT is able to provide free Summer BackPACKs for students and communities.

Become a Sponsor!

Interested in sponsoring this project? Click the button below to donate a bag or reach out to Keith Orr at korr@bu.edu.

Share Your Story

Tag WFT at @wheelockfamilytheatre or use hashtags #wheelockfamilytheatre or #WFTbackPACK to be featured on this page and our social pages!

F.A.Q.

What is included in the BackPACK?

A drawstring backpack, sidewalk chalk, a pencil, a 70-page journal, stickers, colored pencils, a “Creativity Challenge Guide”, and a “Passport to Imagination”. For a visual reference, please see above.

What is a "Creativity Challenge Guide"?

This packet includes artistic activities and creative challenges to spark your imagination all summer long.

What is a "Passport to Imagination"?
This is the way to track your creative journey. Place a sticker in your passport for every activity you accomplish from the creativity challenge guide. Challenge yourself to get as many stickers as possible!
What age is this recommended for?

All ages are welcome to participate in this program! These activities range in content and may be adjusted to your level. We believe students ages 5-15 may gravitate to these activities the strongest.

Are the projects designed to be done on my own or with friends and family?

You choose! The Creativity Challenge Guide includes activities that are open-ended enough to enable you to go on your creative journey independently or with fellow travelers.

When will I receive my bag?

BackPACKs will be available for pick up June 21st – 25th, 2021. After your purchase, you will receive a sign up sheet to select your pickup time.

BackPACKs will ship approximately June 15th, 2021 for an additional $7.99.

How do I pick up my bag?

If you chose “pickup” at checkout, your BackPACKs will be available for pick up June 21st – 25th, 2021. After your purchase, you will receive a sign up sheet to select your pickup time. On the day of your pickup, you will arrive to the theater and a member of the WFT staff will meet you with you BackPACKs.

How do I donate a bag?

Donations may be made under the “purchasing section”. You may donate a bag in addition to a purchase, or separately.

What if I have additional questions?

Please reach out to WFT Staff at WFTed@bu.edu or by giving us a call at 617.353.3001

Learn More about WFT Sumer Programming

Inclusion

We make intentional choices in our classroom practices to make sure we are a welcoming space for peoples of all race, ability, ethnicity, economic status, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Our program includes need-based scholarships, introductions with pronouns, and a faculty happy to work with families to meet students’ individual physical, learning, and social needs.

If there are ways we can be welcoming to your family, please let us know at wfted@bu.edu.

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Accessibility

Wheelock Family Theatre is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment where students of all abilities have equitable access to our educational programming. We work with students and their families to determine the best path to providing a successful experience for individual students. Learn more about accessibility at WFT here.

If you have questions about whether a program is the right match for your child please reach out to Jeri Hammond, Director of Education, at jerih@bu.edu.

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Tuition Assistance

Wheelock Family Theatre is committed to providing access for all for our education classes and have never turned away a family for an inability to pay full tuition.

Complete the following form and a member of our Education team will reach out and help you complete the enrollment process.

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Multi-Backpack Discounts

Interested in signing up for multiple sessions? Register using our multi-class bundles and save big!

Bundles are organized by Grade and class length (60, 90, 120 minutes) and excludes our Radio Play Production programs as well as the 2020 Vision Playwriting Project. You can register one or multiple students within each Bundle.

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