Let your kids’ summer set sail with weeklong, ocean-bound programs that let participants spot whales in the wild, haul in lobster traps, explore local islands, and learn about the essential connections between humans and the sea. Each week ends with an all-day barbecue and beach party on Wingaersheek beach.
54R Merrimac St., Newburyport, 978-462-2017, coastaldiscoveries.com
A Mom’s Village
This unique concept features music classes and play school options for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, as well as free babysitting for members. Programs are planned by experts in their fields. The best part? Mothers can take a fitness class, sip coffee in the lounge, enjoy an uninterrupted shower, or even catch a nap while their children are cared for and entertained.
637 Lowell St., Peabody, 978-278-5688, amomsvillage.com