Academic | ADVENTURE & OUTdoor skills | Art, Design & Creativity | Athletic | Classic Day | Inclusive + Special Needs | Language | Music & Theatre | NaturE/FARM | STEM + STEAM | Sleep Away
Welcome to the Boston Mamas 2019 Summer Camp Guide! We created this guide as a helpful resource for Massachusetts families. All camps were welcome to submit a free listing (so if you don't see a camp you know and love, it means they did not submit their information...tell them to get in touch with us!). Any camps showing a graphic treatment opted to upgrade their listing through sponsorship. The information on this page was provided to us earlier this year by the camps; check their websites for the latest information. Happy camp exploring!
Delphi Academy Summer Camp (Milton) offers the perfect balance of fun and learning. Daily reading and writing enrichment gives campers the edge they need for school. The rest of the day is filled with swimming, science, art and lots of outside game time. Six-year-olds and above enjoy weekly Friday beach trips! *Ages: 3-12. Dates: June 24-August 9. Hours: 8:30am-5pm (extended hours starting 7:30am). Rate: 4 weeks ($1,540), 5 weeks ($1,875), 6 weeks ($2,190), 7 weeks ($2,450) [BostonMamas up to $150 off if signed up by 3/29. Discount starts at $75 for 4-weeks and goes up depending on number of weeks signed up].
"My girls have been going to Delphi Academy Summer Camp for 3 years now. They absolutely love the camp, the teachers and camp counselors. I love that they offer a reading program that keeps the kids up to speed during the summer."
Boston Leadership Institute (Boston, Wellesley, Waltham) is an award-winning summer STEM program for teens with campuses in Boston, Wellesley, and Waltham. Led by highly qualified teachers and professors, BLI offers one-week and three-week Medicine, Engineering, Business, and Science programs. *Ages: rising 8th-12th graders. Dates: June 24-August 9. Hours: 9am-3pm (extended hours until 5pm) or residential option. Rate: $599-$2200.
“I learned so much information, and I made friends I know I'll keep forever. Importantly, the teachers were absolutely amazing!”
Education Unlimited (Cambridge, Medford) offers academic and creative arts camps to 4th-12th graders. We believe that a summer spent in an enriching program that is fun and engaging is a great supplement to school year learning. Our programs are at Tufts and MIT. *Ages: 10-18. Dates: MIT July 29-Aug 10. Hours + rates: visit website for details.
Leader's 4 Social Change (Cambridge) is a set of two week-long workshops for middle school students on leadership, communication, decision-making, and advocacy. Our goal is to train the next generation of civic leaders: members of a community who actively participate in society. *Ages: 12-15. Dates: July 8-19. Hours: 9am-5pm. Rate: $250 for both weeks of $150 for one week.
PopHealthExperience (Boston) offers rising 7th to 10th-graders an engaging and immersive introduction to the field of public health. Students will learn from Boston University School of Public Health faculty and graduate students about a range of public health topics, participate in hands-on research activities, discover career choices, and develop leadership skills. *Ages: 12-16. Dates: June 24-28, July 8-12. Hours: 9am-3pm. Rate: $675 (early bird pricing until March 22 = $550).
Summer in the City at Kingsley (Boston) provides children with an opportunity to pursue their interests while exploring and utilizing all that Boston has to offer! Join Kingsley for any of the unique weekly themes, including nature, sports, arts, music, engineering, and adventure. *Ages: 3-12. Dates: June 24-August 2. Hours: 9am-4pm (extended hours: 8am-5pm). Rate: $600/week.
The Business of Doing Good (Boston) teaches middle schoolers about social entrepreneurship. Our goal is to help your child find their passion and instill the determination and skills to achieve their goals. Our program is highly individualized to meet your child's interests and skills. *Ages: 11-14. Dates: August 5- 23. Hours: 9am-3pm. Rate: $500.
ADVENTURE + OUTDOOR SKILLS CAMPS
Drumlin Farm Assabet River Camp (Sudbury) offers a unique blend of outdoor activities (e.g., canoeing, archery, fishing), wilderness skills including orienteering and shelter building, and hands-on exploration of the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge. Explore the trails, forest, and pond while learning from Drumlin Farm staff, and get a close-up look at endangered species and conservation efforts. *Ages: grades 2-6. Dates: July 1-August 16. Hours: 8:30am-3pm (extended hours 7am-6pm) Rate: $505-605/week.
Orchard Hill Equestrian Center Horseback Riding Summer Camp (Berlin) helps kids meet other “horse-loving” kids, spend time outdoors and team up with one our gentle school horses or ponies. Learn about horse care, play games, daily riding lessons. No riding experience required. *Ages: 7-13. Dates: July 8-August 16. Hours: 9am-3pm. Rates: $425-525/week.
ART, DESIGN + CREATIVITY CAMPS
IncrediFlix (multiple locations in Massachusetts) helps kids experience live action and stop-motion movie making from start to finish as students act, direct, film, create sets, voice over, and more. And every student will get finished movies they can download to keep forever! *Ages: 7-13. Dates: June 24-August 23. Hours: vary per location. Rate: $170-435 (depending on half or full day).
“IncrediFlix was a big highlight of his for the summer, and he is so excited to see the finished movie.” —Camper Parent Tiffany T.
Literacy & the Arts + Science Camp (Somerville) offers children daily one-on-one tutoring (with a focus on writing) in the context of truly fun, full-day care. Our staff of college students tutor kids in the morning and entertain them with sports, drama games, art and/or science projects and play throughout the day. *Ages: entering grades 1-6. Dates: July 8-August 9. Hours: 8:30am-4pm (extended hours until 6pm). Rate: $775-$1,750 (2-5 week bookings; for $25 off use code LIT&ARTSBOSTONMOMS)
Minni Summer Program (Boston) offers individually themed weeks of art + design programming for little ones ages 4–9. The daily schedule features rotating design themes led by artists + professional educators, extended day options, and daily outdoor art making and field trips to nearby artist studios and galleries! *Ages: 4-9. Dates: June 24-August 23. Hours: 9am-noon + 1:30-4:30pm (12-1:30pm Lunch + Play option). Rate: $360 per week (10% sibling discount + 15% discount with code earlybird until March 1, 2019.
Summer Arts Under the Umbrella Camps (Concord) offers fun, flexible camp options for every type of creative kid: arts intensive, combined arts + rec/sports, or “ninjas in nature” arts and environment. *Ages: 5-12. Dates: June 24-July 26. Hours: 8:30am-4pm (extended hours until 5pm). Rate: $500/week (save $25 before June 1; 10% siblings discount; 10% first-time enrollee discount with code 19NEW).
Summer Strategy Game Workshop (Cambridge, Wellesley) helps kids master the strategies behind today’s most popular tabletop games like Dungeons & Dragons, Dominion, Ticket to Ride, and many more! *Ages: 11-16. Dates: June 24-28. Hours: 9am-12pm. Rate: $699.
The Paper Mouse Atelier (Newton) offers week-long themed summer art programs that are immersive creative experiences in a supportive environment where creativity is encouraged in everyone. Through a variety of imaginative art projects, kids explore drawing, painting and printmaking, as well as crafts like bookmaking and paper marbling. *Ages: 7-12. Dates: June 17-August 30. Hours: 9am-4pm (extended hours: 8am-5pm). Rate: $110-475 depending on program (10% off full week price for sign-ups a month in advance).
Celtics Camps (Brighton, Medford, Quincy, Southborough, Somerset, Waltham) focus on the fundamentals and centered around a mentality of teaching the whole camper, focusing on morality and character rather than the sheer goal of winning. *Ages: 9-15. Dates: June 24-August 16. Hours: 8:30am-3pm. Rate: $425. am-3pm. Rate
Commonwealth Circus Center Youth Summer Program (Boston) offers kids and teens an opportunity to study the true breadth of the circus, including aerials, ground acrobatics, juggling, clowning, performance, and more, culminating in a group performance at the end of the week. We maintain a low student to teacher ratio to ensure safe, high-quality instruction. *Ages: 5-16. Dates: June 24-August 30. Hours: 9am-3:30pm. Rate: $550/week full day; $280/week half-day; $120/day full-day drop-in; $65/day half-day drop-in.
Community Boating Junior Program (Boston) offers campers a summer on the water while making new friends and learning to sail. We offer sailing, paddling, and windsurf lessons, STEM programs, games, and other activities to Greater Boston’s youth. *Ages: 10-17. Dates: June 17-August 23. Hours: 8:30am-3pm. Rate: sliding scale from $1 - $349.
EAC Summer Intensives (Ashland) offers week-long circus arts intensives in a variety of disciplines--aerials, ground acrobatics, wire walking, object manipulation, and more! Experience circus' intersection of artistry and athleticism, learn to work cooperatively, and build empowered, healthy, and creative bodies and minds! *Ages: 8-18. Dates: June 24-August 30. Hours: 9am-3pm (extended hours: 8am-5pm. Rate: $150-$450/week (discounts for multi-week students and families.
Esh Circus Arts Youth Summer Program (Somerville) offers kids and teens an opportunity to explore many aspects of the circus arts, including ground acrobatics, aerial acrobatics, tumbling, juggling, wire-walking, hula hooping and much, much more! *Ages: 6-16. Dates: June 24-August 5. Hours: 9am-3:30pm (extended hours until 5pm). Rate: $650/week; $1250/two weeks; $1875/three weeks (sibling discount save $25/child/week.
INFINITUM Squash Summer Camps (Sudbury) are designed for all levels of squash player from beginners to elite athletes. Campers are separated into groups based on ability level and coached to catalyze sustainable long-term improvement well beyond the span of the camp. *Ages: 4-18. Dates, hours, and rates depend on program; see website for details.
Joanne Langione Dance Center SummerDance (West Newton) offers a fun, low-key dance program where students will participate in different movement activities, arts and crafts, and more! Program culminates in a performance for families featuring student choreography. *Ages: 3-14. Dates: July 8-August 23. Hours: 9am-1pm/9am-5pm. Rates: $360-510 (day rates available).
Urbanity Dance (Boston) offers programs ranging in styles from contemporary and ballet to hip hop and improvisation. Register on a week-by-week basis to accommodate your schedule! *Ages: 2-17. Dates: June 17-August 16. Time + price: dependent on program (use code BOSTONMAMAS19 to save up to 15% by registering before April 1).
Youth Basketball Academy at Harvard (Boston) gives campers the opportunity to work on improving their overall basketball skill set in a positive and constructive environment. Campers will have the chance to work directly with the Harvard Basketball coaching staff and players from the current team, in addition to learning from Head Coach Tommy Amaker. *Ages: 7-14. Dates: August 5-7. Hours: 9am-3pm (extended hours: 7:30am-4:30pm). Rate: $375.
CLASSIC DAY CAMPS
Nobles Day Camp (Dedham) offers a wide range of pre-school-appropriate activities (including daily instructional swim) through our popular Owl’s Nest program for kids ages 3 to entering kindergarten. Campers entering 1st-9th grade enjoy recreation and experiential learning in a fun, caring, and non-competitive environment spanning over 30 different activity areas. Our focus is on fun, friendship and social growth. *Ages: 3yo – entering 9th grade. Dates: June 24-August 16. Hours: 9am-2pm or 9am-4pm (extended hours 7am-pm). Rate: $620-$700/week depending on program.
Beaver Summer Camp (Chestnut Hill) has been educating and engaging children for 80 years. We provide the best of a traditional day camp with many specialty programs that fuel emerging interests and talents -- all in a safe, nurturing community highlighted by our exceptional staff. *Ages: 3-15. Dates: June 24-August 16. Hours: 9am-4pm (extended hours: 7:30am-6pm). Rate: $650-860/week depending on program.
Brimmer Summer Programs (Chestnut Hill) offers a variety of exciting, enriching programs from day camp for younger campers to specialty programs (STEAM, Robotics, Eco-Adventures, Basketball, Soccer, and more) run by committed, caring individuals. We maintain small staff to camper ratios. *Ages: 3-19. Dates: June 17-August 16. Hours: 8:30am-4pm (extended hours: 7:45am-5:30pm). Rate: varies; see website for details.
Camp Nashoba Day (Littleton) offers programs 2 to 8 weeks for children ages 5 to 15 in aquatics, watersports, landsports, arts, horseback riding, archery, nature, animal care and more. Located on scenic Fort Pond. Transportation included. *Ages: 5-15. Dates: June 24-August 16. Hours: 9am-3:30pm (extended hours: 8am-6pm). Rate: $825/week.
Camp Thoreau (Concord) is a traditional day camp with a focus on skill building and character development, that has been engaging campers ages 4 - 15 in a variety of outdoor activities since 1951. *Ages: 4-15. Dates: June 24-August 16. Hours: 9am-3:30pm (extended hours: 7:30am-6pm). Rate: $1499/2-week session; $1249 for Session One (June 24-July 3).
Camp Wingate Kirkland (Yarmouthport) offers overnight camp for kids ages 7-15 and day camp for kids ages 4-12. It is a place where campers are inspired by community, as much as they are by the beautiful backdrop that is Cape Cod. Camp is technology free, peanut, tree nut, and sesame free. *Ages: 4-15. Dates: June 26-August 13. Hours: 8:30am-5pm for day camp. Rate: see website for details.
College for Kids (Haverhill) provides great opportunities for hands-on exploration of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), in addition to creative arts classes. Students engage in learning investigations both indoors and outside on the NECC Haverhill campus. *Ages: 7-13. Dates: July 8-August 2. Hours: 9am-4pm. Rate: $100/week-long course enrolled (3 max per day).
Everwood Day Camp (Sharon) offers campers a summer of sports, arts, and outdoor activities, in an environment that’s uniquely suited to encourage their growth. Our 70-acre camp facility includes over 40 cabin spaces, lodges, fields, courts and two incredible waterfronts. Transportation Included! *Ages: 4-15. Dates: June 24-August 23. Hours: 8:45am-4pm (extended hours: 7:15am-6pm). Rate: ~ $645 per week (multiweek + sibling discounts available).
Fessenden Day Camp (West Newton) offers a wide range of activities in exceptional facilities led by passionate, experienced staff who ensure campers are happy, engaged, and safe. Flexible weekly enrollment and extended day options allow families to create a summer schedule that meets their needs. *Ages: 3.5 to grade 8. Dates: June 24-August 23. Hours: 9am-4pm (extended hours: 8am-6pm). Rate: see website.
Hale Day Camp (Westwood) offers a wide variety of summer camp experiences. From our Traditional Camps to our Outdoor Adventure and Mountain Biking Camps to our Leaders in Training (LIT) program for teens, we deliver a summer of fun for campers! Our private campus features its own pond, lodge, athletic fields, and archery range where campers swim, hike, canoe, fish, learn arts and crafts, and more. *Ages: 4-15. Dates: June 24-August 23. Hours: 8:15am-3:45pm (extended hours until 6pm; free bus pickup and drop-off available). Rates: $400-$600 per week (new campers save 10% on Hale Day Camp enrollment with code NEWCAMPER).
Hill House Kiddie Kamp (Boston) is the perfect combination of new and exciting experiences and a safe, familiar environment. Join our staff of beloved counselors for a summer full of games, crafts, stories, songs, age-appropriate athletics and outdoor fun. Your child will build confidence, independence and friendships. *Ages: 3-5. Dates: June 17-August 29. Hours: 8:30am-1:30pm. Rate: $315/week.
JCC Greater Boston Summer and Vacation Camps (Newton, Dover, Bridgton, ME) offers a traditional camp experience (Grossman), arts and science camp (Kaleidoscope), other specialty camps (centered around tennis, swim, technology, and theater), or a traditional overnight camp (Kingswood) in southern Maine. *Ages: 0-15. Dates: June 24-August 16. Hours: 9am-4pm (extended hours available for some camps). Rate: see website for details (early bird rates end April 15).
LINX Camps (Wellesley) provides award-winning camps, including Junior, General, Adventure, Performing Arts, Sports, Leadership, and STEAM. We provide a traditional day camp experience (like a sleepaway camp) that builds community and character as kids explore their interests. *Ages: 3-15. Dates: June 17-August 30. Hours: 9am-4pm (extended hours: 8am-6pm). Rate: see website.
Passport Summer Camp (Cambridge) is a vibrant summer day camp for children ages 21 months to 13 years. Offerings include nature and science, music and movement, visual art, theater arts, field trips, swimming and more. *Ages: 21 months-14 years. Dates: June 24-August 23. Hours: 9am-4pm (extended hours: 7:45am-5:30pm). Rate: $540/week.
Plowshares Summer Fun Camp (Newton) offers swim lessons, free swim, field trips, outdoor games, library visits, and art. *Ages: 5-10. Dates: July 1-August 23. Hours: 8am-5:30pm (extended hours: 7:30am-6pm). Rate: $395/week.
Pilgrim Day Camp (Framingham) is a traditional summer day camp with over 50 years of experience in providing children the opportunity to be challenged, learn new skills, and make lifelong friendships. We are located on 113 acres of sprawling fields and woods and offer a safe, affordable and flexible choice for working parents. *Ages: 3-14. Dates: June 17-August 23. Hours: 9am-4pm (extended hours: 7:30am-6pm). Rate: $340.
Power Kids Summer Enrichment Program (Medford) has helped children support their peers and community since 2007. It’s different from other summer programs; our lead counselors are experienced classroom teachers who teach positive social skills while the kids have summertime fun. Unlock your child’s potential by enrolling them today and give your Kids the POWER to succeed. *Ages: 5-11. Dates: July 8-August 9. Hours: 9am-3pm (extended hours: 8am-5pm). Rate: $289-$1289 (depending on number of weeks selected).
RL Summer Programs (West Roxbury) offers academic, athletic and artistic enrichment programs for boys and girls at The Roxbury Latin School. *Ages: 6-17. Dates: June 24-August 16. Hours: 8:30am-3:30pm. Rate: $150-$1000 depending on program (sibling discount and multi-week discounts available; enjoy 10% with code BosMa2019).
The Chestnut Hill School Summer Camp (Chestnut Hill) provides enriching art, drama, music, science sport and swim experiences. Younger campers engage in a nurturing and creative curriculum. The senior camp program offers young teenagers an opportunity to bond with peers and learn new skills as they partake in exciting day trips (twice a week) and on-site camp electives. *Ages: 3-14. Dates: June 17-August 16. Hours: 8:30am-4pm (extended hours: 7:45am-5:45pm; half day option for ages 3-5). Rate: $350-$600/week.
INCLUSIVE + SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPS
BITSS - Boston International Turner Syndrome Summit (Boston) is an eight-day residential summer program for young women with Turner syndrome between the ages of 12 and 19. The summit provides fun, enriching experiences that foster independence and community. *Ages: 12-19. Dates: July 28-August 4. Hours: 7am-10pm. Rate: $1,325.
Explore Japan Girls Summer Program (Milton) is a 2.5 week program where local students learn about Japanese culture (e.g., arts and crafts, cuisine, martial arts, language) while hosting and spending time with visiting Japanese exchange students. In return for hosting a visiting Japanese student, Explore Japan is FREE for the host family’s child! *Ages: 6-18. Dates: July 22-August 7. Hours: 9am-4pm (extended start time: 8am).
MUSIC + THEATRE CAMPS
Powers Music School Pow-Wow Summer Day Program (Belmont) is an innovative introduction to many aspects of the arts, including theatre, singing, movement, piano and violin instruction, and arts & crafts. Your little star will shine in our 1 or 2-week programs and each session finishes with a fully-staged production for friends and family. *Ages: 5-11 (CITs ages 13-15). Dates: June 17-July 26. Hours: 8:30am-1pm or 8:30-3pm (extended hours: 7:30am-6pm). Rates: $335-920 depending on number of weeks (CITs receive a 50% tuition discount; financial aid available on a limited basis).
“It was a joy to see how proud the children were…she wants to go back next year for longer! We love Pow-Wow!”
Boston Children's Theatre Summer Studios (Boston) offers summer theatre programs for ages 4 and up, beginner to pre-professional. *Ages: 4-19. Dates: June 24-August 17. Hours: 9am-4pm (extended hours until 6pm). Rate: $245-$445 per week (10% sibling discount, 10% multi-session discount, 5% off for Boston Mamas Families, use code MAMAS).
Brookline Music School (Brookline) offers a wide variety of summer classes, lessons, & programs for all ages, abilities, and interests. *Ages, dates, hours, and rates varies by program. Please see website for details.
Encore Music Academy and Recording Studios Music for Young Campers Summer Camp (Franklin) is designed to teach young children piano skills, rhythm, ear-training, ensemble work, and of course, how to read music. The camp curriculum incorporates building relationships with music friends, as well as arts and crafts activities, dancing, and music history about different composers. *Ages: 3-7. Dates: July 8-August 23. Hours: 9am-12pm. Rate: $275/week.
InHome Jams Summer Music Camp (Newton) offers 3 different types of Summer Music Camps for your young rockers: Kidzrock Camp (Ages 4-7, Half-Day Camp), Jr Rockerz Camp (Ages 8-11, Full-Day Camp), and Teen Bandz Camp (Ages 12-16, Full-Day Camp). *Ages: 4-16. Dates: June 16-August 30. Hours: 8am-5pm. Rates: $400-600 (use code MAMA for 10% off registration).
Keys for Kids Music and Creative Arts Camp (Lexington) provides a fun, engaging, individual + collaborative musical journey via group piano, singing, guitar, percussion, creative music theater, arts and crafts and much more! Musicians also enjoy daily outdoor activities in the grassy shaded picnic area. *Ages: 5-12. Dates: June 24-August 23. Hours: 9am-3pm (extended hours: 8am-5pm). Rate: $345-$1015 depending on weeks selected.
Kidstock! Summer Theater Arts(Winchester) is a weekly day camp for kids ages 4-12 and teens 12-16 to explore creative theater; develop acting, voice, and dance skills; and work together to create a final show at the end of each session. *Ages: 4-16. Dates: June 17-August 30. Hours: 9am-4pm (extended hours: 8am-6pm). Rate: $80/day, $395/week.
Music by Hannah (Somerville/Cambridge) offers hands-on musical instruction catered to your needs as a budding musician. All instruments, all levels. *Ages: 7-15. Dates: June 18-September 18. Hours: 9am-4pm (3-day session), 9am-12pm (week-long session). Rate: $295-495.
Plugged In Band Camp (Needham) activities include: band class, songwriting workshops, live performances , creating a video, and recording a song. Bands consist of up to 6 members with a professionally trained teacher and include guitar, bass, drums, vocals and keyboards. *Ages: 11-18. Dates: July 8-August 2. Hours: 9am-3pm (extended hours until 5pm). Rate: $700-1400.
Sing! in Somerville (Somerville) offers a two-week, play-based singing program for children entering Grades 2-5 who enjoy music and who love to sing. This unique program provides daily chorus and musicianship classes for young performers. *Ages: entering grades 2-5. *Dates: July 1-12 (no class July 4). Hours: 9am-noon (extended day option may be available). Rate: $190.
Walnut Hill School for the Arts (Natick) welcomes hundreds of talented students from across the country and around the world for immersive summer arts programs in dance, youth dance, and theater. The perfect blend of serious study and summer fun, Walnut Hill’s programs offer intensive training within a supportive, creative environment. *Ages: 10-17. Dates: June 22-August 10. Hours + rates vary; see website for details.
Wellesley Theatre Project (Wellesley) offers a variety of Summer Camps for all ages! Camps are divided by the age/grade your child is entering in the Fall and include one-week specialty offerings and multi-week production camps. *Ages: 4-18. Dates: June 22-August 17. Hours: 9am-4pm (hours vary by age group). Rate: $300-1,950.
Mass Audubon Summer Camps (multiple locations statewide) offers summer adventures in the great outdoors! We offer day and overnight camp options for ages 3.5 to 17, and adventure, travel, and leadership sessions for teens. Campers have fun and explore nature at our wildlife sanctuaries, and beyond. *Ages: 3.5-17. Dates: June 17-August 26. Hours + rates vary by location.
“It’s a tremendously well-run camp. There is a special, relaxed, happy, thoughtful, caring feel throughout. It’s a welcoming place for kids to grow and feel a sense of belonging.” —2018 Camp Parent
Allandale Farm Outdoor Summer Program (Brookline) gives children ages 4-12 a comprehensive exposure to outdoor fun and learning on a working farm in the city. Education efforts focus on gardening, composting, bird and plant identification, exploring, farm animals and outdoor games in the natural environment of the farm. *Ages: 4-12. Dates: June 24-August 9. Hours: 8:45am-12pm (extended hours 8am-4pm). Rate: $425/week (10% sibling discount, early drop off: $75/week, extended day: $50/day, late pick up: $20/day).
Broadmoor Nature Camp (Natick) encourges kids to do what comes naturally: explore, have fun, and make friends! Campers create lifelong memories through nature explorations, games, hands-on activities, and crafts. Role models who are creative, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic facilitate small-sized camp groups. *Ages: 4-14. Dates: June 24-August 16. Hours: 9am-3pm (extended hours: 8am-5:30pm. Rate: $200-1300.
Drumlin Farm Camp (Lincoln) inspires campers to develop an appreciation for nature. Campers gain confidence and comfort in the natural world and understand the interconnectedness among people, land, and wildlife through exploration at our working farm and wildlife sanctuary. *Ages: 4-17. Dates: July 1-August 16. Hours: 8:30 am-3:15 pm (extended hours: 7am-6pm). Rate: ~$500/week, ~$820/2 week session.
Farmer, Forester, Chef! (Dover) invites kids to Powisset Farm to learn about where their food comes from by planting and harvesting crops, caring for farm animals, and cooking and sharing fresh recipes. A weekly visit to Rocky Woods allows campers to explore a forest habitat. *Ages: 7-11. Dates: July 8-August 16. Hours: 9am-1pm. Rate: $295-395 depending on member status.
Newton Community Farm Camp (Newton) helps kids experience the beauty and bounty of Newton’s last working farm and give summer a whole new meaning! Dig, plant, weed and water. Harvest farm fresh produce, prepare snacks, feed chickens, collect eggs, and explore the natural world. *Ages: 3-13. Dates: July 1-August 30. Hours: 8:30am-1pm or 4pm. Rate: $260-$430/week (early bird discount: 10% off until March 17, 2019.
Ocean Protection Advocacy Kids (Chatham) offers marine science and art workshops across Cape Cod that get students to be hands on with nature, especially the marine world. Workshops include field trips and guest lectures. *Ages: 8-17. Dates: July 19-August 10. Hours: 9am-5pm. Rate: varies by program (code BOSTONMAMAS2019 gets families 5% OFF).
PUDDLESTOMPERS Nature Exploration (Newton + Wellesley) will get your little one outdoors and exploring this summer! Your child will learn about a new topic each day through hands-on exploration, active movement, games, stories, and songs. Activities are geared towards Massachusetts STEM standards. *Ages: 3-8. Dates: June 3-August 30. Hours: 9am-1pm (extended hours: 8:30am-3pm). Rate: $370 per week ($9/day for early drop-off, $36/day for extended day).
Tom Denney Nature Camp (Bolton) helps children develop understanding, respect and responsibility for the environment while growing as individuals through creative play, exploration, and physical skill building. Our wide range of activities include games, arts and crafts, kayaking, camp fires, environmental education, field sports, course challenges, hiking, tracking, and more! *Ages: kindergarten-high school. Dates: July + August. Hours: 9am-3pm. Rate: $300.
STEM + STEAM CAMPS
SummerTech (Weston) offers a full summer of technology experiences with coding and animation classes, social activities, gaming, and more. Find your people at the only 3:1 student to teacher ratio academic camp in the technology arena. Have fun, learn something! *Ages: 10-17. Dates: July 29-August 16. Hours: 9am-5pm (extended hours starting 8am; campers can stay as late as 9pm for social activities; overnight also available). Rate: $1300/ week; additional $600 overnight option. Discount: $100 off per week using coupon code BM8394.
“SummerTech was a transformational journey for our daughter. SummerTech gave her a real foundation that will serve her for life.”
RSM Summer Program (15 locations in Massachusetts) is a math enrichment program for kids Grade 1-12. Recently ranked one of the best schools in the world by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, RSM helps children of all levels build a solid math foundation and develop their critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. *Ages: Kindergarten to Calculus and SAT preparation. *Dates/Hours/Rates: vary by branch.
“Our son said RSM made "his brain dance". Teachers are great and it is awesome for him to keep pushing ahead.” —Gabriel T.
Acera STEAM Learning Lab (Winchester) helps curiosity and creativity come alive! Immersed in STEAM-rich experiences, students design, build, experiment, code, compose, and perform. Kids work alongside educators in engineering, science, and arts. Full- and half-day programs, early drop-off and late pick-up available. *Ages: 5-17. Dates: June 10-August 23. Hours: 9am-4pm (extended hours: 8am-6pm). Rate: $350-$545 depending on program.
"Acera was great! Every day I came home with a smile on my face." —Ari, 2018 camper
“e”-inc (Charlestown) offers two one-week Summer Science Discovery Programs, each with its own science theme ("Unexplored Frontiers -- Space" and Unexplored Frontiers - Deep Ocean"). Excellent post-college staff. One field trip/week. Sign up for either 1 or both programs. *Ages: 6-12. Dates: August 19-23 + August 26-30. Hours: 9am-3:30pm (extended hours until 5:30pm). Rate: $425/week.
“"e" inc. does an amazing job! They present their summer science curriculums to kids of all ages in an interesting and engaging way. I recommend their program without reservation. We loved it.”
iD Tech (Cambridge, Waltham, Newton, Milton, Needham, Lowell, Southborough, Beverly, Amherst) is the world's #1 summer tech camp for kids ages 7-18. We offer day & overnight programs for aspiring programmers, game designers, engineers, and filmmakers. Choose from 50+ STEM courses at 150 university locations. *Ages: 7-18. Dates: mid-June to mid-August (varies by location). Hours: 9am-5pm (extended hours 8:30am-5:30pm. Rate: starts at $799/week.
“I could tell from the first day that iD Tech was going to be one of those experiences I'll never forget in my life. I can now build and program my own robot, which is a dream come true.” —Camper, Cambridge Program
Torit Montessori Summer STEAM Program (Boston) offers robotics, coding, and game design with empow, and arts, drama and sports with talented staff, all on Beacon Hill. *Ages: 7-12. Dates: June 17-August 16 (three, three-week sessions). Hours: 8am-4:30pm (extended hours until 5:30pm). Rate: $800 ($640 for week of July 4).
“Torit's summer STEAM program combines all the things my kids love to do, and they're outdoors every day. And I love that lunch and snack are included!”
Zombie STEM Camp (Salem) guarantees that your child or teen (Defender) will have a blast with all of the STEM-based activities and adventure at our camps…and learn a thing to two in the process! Many of our activities are designed to promote education while campers strive to solve the mysteries before them. *Ages: 6-19. Dates: July 1-August 10 (day or overnight). Rate: $879/week (will increase to $929/week 3/29).
“A sensitive exposure to other cultures adds an ethical dimension to the experience, reinforced by the camp’s emphasis on compassion, courage and honor as the highest virtues to which the young heroes should aspire.” —(NPR)
Creative Coding Studio (Boston) aims to introduce programming for students who want to combine imagination with computers. Learn some fundamentals of computer science and build problem solving habits. You’ll dive into projects that involve video, gaming, data, art, and beyond. *Ages: 7-9th grade girls. Dates: August 14-16. Hours: 9am-4pm (extended hours by request). Rate: $400.
Edge on Science (Plymouth, Weston) inspires kids to explore applied science & engineering through individual and team projects. Think coding, drones, rockets, bridges, catapults, biomimicry, optics, astronomy, marine science and hydraulics. *Ages: 8-14. Dates: June 24-August 2. Hours: 9am-4pm (extended hours: 8am-6pm). Rate: $695.
Empow Studios STEM Camp (various Massachusetts locations) is where kids learn to design, build, and code projects in game design, robotics, animation, 3d modeling, coding, and more. Choose between Tech & Design, Minecraft, Java Coding, and Girls STEM. *Ages: 7-14. Dates: June 10-August 30. Hours: 9am-4pm (extended hours: 8:30am-5:30pm). Rate: $365-645 (use coupon code BM10 to get $10 of your camp registration).
PinkyInc - STEM Program For Kids (Marlborough) offers exciting and engaging summer camp programs where students have the ability to be anything they want! We provide activities involving every piece of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics, or STEAM.*Ages: 5-14. Dates: July 1-August 30. Hours: 8am-5:30pm (early drop off: 8am). Rate: $275-550 (10% sibling discount).
PZ Math Summer Camp (Newton) helps kids see the beauty in numbers. Campers will discover some of the most beautiful and fascinating topics in mathematics, those not seen in a typical middle or high school curriculum. Prime numbers, coding, infinity, the math of voting, and much more! *Ages: 13-18. Dates: July 29-August 2. Hours: 9am-4pm. Rate: $1000 before June 1 ($1200 after).
Science from Scientists (Needham, Salem) helps kids explore a variety of STEM fields, from building & testing model Mars Rover Landers to forensic lab analysis to ecosystem observations to codebreaking! Led by our real, charismatic scientists, the week is packed full of hands-on challenges, experiments, and activities to excite every young scientist! *Ages: 11-14. Dates: June 24-28, July 22-26, August 5-9. Hours: 9am-3pm. Rate: $400-475 (use code BOSTONMAMA50 for $50 off.
Sensing Spaces (Westwood) is a workshop for middle school students interested in programming, robotics, and design. Over the course of six sessions, students will learn the basics of robotics and be asked to apply their knowledge in a variety of engineering challenges and case studies. *Ages: 9-14. Dates: May 28-July 2 (once a week on Tuesday). Hours: 7-8:30pm. Rate: $250.
Spectacular Hands-On Science for Elementary Students (Lexington) inspires kids to explore 20 weird and wacky hands-on science experiments, and kids will make and take home at least 10 different projects. We will explore weird motions and flying things, crazy chemistry, science magic, electricity and more! *Ages: 6-10. Dates: July 8-12 & July 15-19. Hours: 9am-3pm. Rate: $210.
STEM Academy (Haverhill) is a unique program for rising 7th through 10th graders to explore the many exciting areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Students will be on the NECC college campus, meeting faculty, learning about STEM and meeting other students with similar interests. *Ages: 13-16. Dates: July 8-August 2. Hours: 9am-4pm. Rate: $100 per week-long course (3 max per day).
Tufts CEEO Design and Engineering Workshops (Medford/Somerville) offers single-session after-school + weekend Design and Engineering Workshops. We also offer week-long school break and summer workshops with a variety of different themes. Our workshop programs are designed to give students the opportunity to learn about the engineering design process through a series of fun, hands-on building activities. *Ages: 5-18. Dates: June 24-August 16. Hours: 9am-3pm (extended hours 8:30am-5pm). Rate: $440-600.
Young Hacks Academy (Acton, Longmeadow, Newburyport, North Adams, Reading, Sharon, South Deerfield, Wilbraham) helps kids develop important skills through a problem-based learning model that employs a variety of fun, energetic activities to promote collaboration and creative thinking. YHA challenge kids to think deeply, work in teams, and create video games about socially relevant topics. *Ages: grades 5-9. Dates: July 8-August 2. Hours: vary depending on program. Rate: $315-$385.
SLEEP AWAY (OVERNIGHT) CAMPS
Camp Birch Hill (Lakes Region, NH) is a classic New England summer camp nestled on 100 acres of private, lakeside land in the lakes region of New Hampshire. Campers have the independence to create their own personal schedules throughout their two, four, or six week stay. *Ages: 6-16. Dates: June 30-August 10. Rate: see website for details.
Camp Hale (Sandwich, NH) offers youth the opportunity to experience sleepaway camp in the natural beauty of the White Mountains. Campers strengthen their sense of well-being, social skills, and awareness of personal potential through team building activities, outdoor adventures, and individual skill building. *Ages: 6-15. Dates: June 23-August 10 (9 sessions). Hours: 8am-9pm. Rate: sliding scale based on household size + income; fees range from $100-$1850 for a two-week session.
Camp Quinebarge (Moultonborough) is a traditional sleepaway camp offering camper's choice activities such as swimming, boating, arts, horseback riding, adventure, sports, hiking, nature, and more! ACA Accredited. *Ages: 7-15. Dates: 4 sessions between June 23-August 17. Hours: Noon on first day through 11 am final day. Rate: $2800-$9600 depending on number of sessions selected (sibling discount $100 per child; 20% off using code FUNANDFRIENDS.
Circus Smirkus (Greensboro, VT) offers circus camps for all levels, for kids 5-18 and even adults, under our beautiful Big Top Tents. Come learn circus skills such as aerials, juggling, clowning, unicycling and more! *Ages: 5-18 and 21+. Dates: June 6-August 16. Rate: see website for details.