2017 Summer Camp Guide


Summer camp is an opportunity to expose kids to all kinds of new activities and adventures, from nature camps to drama programs, zoo camp to art class, there is something out there for everyone!

Art Barn Summer Camp
Location: 
Weymouth, MA
Ages:  Preschool (3-5),  6-7 and 8-11
Each day will be filled with several different Art experiences designed to develop  children’s Artistic and creative skills. The garden and  woods will provide inspiration.  Every morning we will explore and document what delights us in our sketch books.  We will then move into the Studio and be introduced to new Art mediums and techniques.


Bay Farm Montessori Academy
Location:  Duxbury, MA
Ages:  18 months  - 14 years
Bay Farm Montessori Academy summer programming offers a rich blend of fun, learning and relaxation, children enjoy studying, craft-making, reading, music, dance, swimming, tennis skills, and guest speakers under the guidance of Bay Farm’s dedicated teachers.  The summer program nurtures creativity, curiosity, and peaceful exploration of a theme.  View the Summer Program Brochure 2017.   A summer theater program is also offered for grades 1-8.


BEHN Basketball Camp
Location:  Acton-Boxborough, Braintree, Concord, Dedham, Foxboro, Hingham, Milton, Kingston
Ages:  7-16
Campers will learn how to get better on and off the court.  Players will work on shooting, rebounding, passing, defending, dribbling and more.  The Complete Skills Camp helps players of all abilities develop athletically, refine fundamental basketball skills and enhance their skill set at the post, wing or guard position.


Blue Hills Summer Camp
Location:  Milton, MA
Ages:  Grades K-12
Mass Audubon’s Blue Hills Summer Camp in Milton offers campers a unique location to discover nature through hands-on exploration, creative play, and active learning. Each session features an age-appropriate theme intended to deepen each child’s knowledge and awareness throughout the summer and beyond camp. Our high staff to camper ratio and experienced, caring staff create a friendly and safe atmosphere on “The Hill.”

The Bridge Center Summer Camp
Location:  Bridgewater, MA
Ages :
4-22 (varies by camp program)
The Bridge Center is proud to offer specialized camps that meet the needs of campers of all abilities including campers with Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism, social and emotional disabilities, neuromuscular disabilities, and other disorders. We also have an inclusion camp for children with and without disabilities!  Our beautiful and fully accessible campus offers 20+ acres of open space for your child to enjoy fresh air and nature while getting the support needed to assure that they can successfully navigate the day.

Camp Clark
Location:  Plymouth, MA
Ages:  4-15
Old Colony YMCA Summer Day Camps teach self-reliance, foster a love for nature and the outdoors, and encourage the development of attitudes and practices that build character and leadership...all amidst a fun and creative learning environment.  Camp activities include swimming, archery, rope challenge courses, arts & crafts, sports, games, field trips, and more.

Camp Invention
Location:  Attleboro, Duxbury, Hanover, Kingston, Marshfield, Milton,  (find a camp near you)
Ages:  1st – 6th GradersCamp Invention inspires girls and boys to think BIG and imagine how they can change the world for the better one day! This one-of-a-kind week long experience connects science, technology, engineering and math through fun hands-on activities. The program allows students to learn about creative problem solving (and so much more!) in teams grouped by age.


Camp Satucket
Location:  East Bridgewater
Ages:  5-15
Camp Satucket provides quality traditional day camping experiences that aim to help children grow in spirit, mind and body. All camp activities are designed to teach the four core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.  Campers will enjoy making new friends while participating in various activities including swimming, sports & games, arts & crafts, archery, ropes course and adventure activities, science, read alouds, theme days and more.  Counselor to Camper Ratio 1:5.

Camp Stoughton
Location:  Stoughton, MA
Ages:  5-15
Old Colony YMCA Summer Day Camps teach self-reliance, foster a love for nature and the outdoors, and encourage the development of attitudes and practices that build character and leadership...all amidst a fun and creative learning environment.  Camp activities include swimming, archery, rope challenge courses, arts & crafts, sports, games, field trips, and more.

Camp Viva
Location:  Braintree, MA
Ages:  Grades 1-5
Camp Viva started as an idea to shake things up.  Not every active child wants to spend their summer at a sports camp, and not every child with a creative side wants to spend a week at a theater or arts & crafts camp.  Camp Viva gives kids the power to craft their week to fit their individual needs.  Camp will run for two weeks during the summer of 2017; July 31-August 4 and August 7-August 11. It will be held at Monatiquot School Kindergarten Center in Braintree, MA from 9 AM - 2 PM Monday-Friday.  The camp is open to children entering grades 1-5 (must turn 6 years old by Aug 1st, 2017).  See our post on Camp Viva for more information!

Camp Wind In The Pines – Girls Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts
Location:  Plymouth
Ages:  Grades 1-12
Escape into the action at Camp Wind-in-the-Pines. Test your skills at our state-of-the-art challenge and adventure facility. Scale our 20-foot rock face wall or try a different spin on climbing in the bouldering cave. See camp from a new angle on the 35-foot high ropes course or perfect your teamwork closer to the ground on the low ropes course. Explore historic Plymouth and southeastern Massachusetts on exciting day trips or enhance your day camp experience with optional overnights. Plus, every week you’ll have the chance to enjoy a wide variety of activities like art, cooking, swimming or boating in Gallows Pond, drama, games and more!

Camp Wing Day Camp
Location:  Duxbury
Ages: 5-16
Camp Wing Day Camp provides engaging activities in a variety of program areas for youth aged 5 to 16. With the guidance of our trained and supportive staff, campers explore their interests and build their skills through instructional swim lessons, sports & games, team building with their peers, archery, creative arts, and adventure activities including climbing, kayaking, canoeing and ropes courses. Through their experiences at Camp Wing, campers build their confidence and self-esteem, while developing their interpersonal and collaboration skills.

Camp Yomechas
Location:  Middleboro
Ages:  5-15
Camp Yomechas offers many different programs throughout the day to enrich your child’s life in a positive way.  Camp includes a ropes course, swimming, archery, arts & crafts, sports, and theme weeks.

Capron Park Zoocademy
Location:  Attleboro, MA
Ages:  5-15
A unique and exciting summer program for children ages 5-15, with animal encounters, behind the scenes experiences, games and hands-on activities that make learning fun.  Summer Zoocademy gives children a chance to discover what it takes to work in conservation and in the zoo field.  Read more about the programs by age group here.

Location:  Lincoln/Sudbury
Ages:  4-18
At Drumlin Farm Day Camps, campers develop an appreciation for nature. They gain confidence and comfort in the natural world and understand the interconnectedness among people, land, and wildlife.  Our programs encourage campers to explore local habitats while connecting them to the joys and wonders of the natural landscape. Campers engage through crafts, games, songs, cooking, and hands-on activities specific to the site. Each of our three locations (Drumlin Farm in Lincoln, Assabet River in Sudbury, and Wolbach Farm in Sudbury), offer unique educational opportunities stemming from their differing landscapes.

Ecotarium Summer Discovery Camp
Location:  Worcester
Ages:  5-14
Extraordinary explorations and adventures are on the agenda at the EcoTarium's popular Summer Discovery Camp, featuring a different theme each week.  Camp weeks run from July 3rd to August 11th.

Harbor Discoveries Camp
Location:  Boston, MA
Ages:  Grades 4-10
Harbor Discoveries is an interactive marine and environmental science program that incorporates traditional camp activities. Programs could include behind-the-scenes activities in Aquarium galleries, excursions to Boston Harbor Islands, an adventure on a schooner, daily field trips to North Shore and South Shore habitats, and an overnight experience. Nature serves as our outdoor classroom as we travel to explore aquatic environments.

Holly Hill Farms Summer Camp
Location:  Cohasset
Ages:  3-18
This Summer Camp marks 16 years of our connecting children to the natural world through farming, exploration, and outdoor adventures with friends and farm animals in salt marsh meadows, woods and bountiful farm fields!

In Sync Center for the Arts
Location:  Quincy
Ages:  3-18
In Sync has programs for all ages, see site for descriptions.


North River Nature Camp
Location:  Marshfield
Ages:  Grades K-9
At North River Nature Camp in Marshfield, we promote a child’s lasting curiosity and care of the natural world. Our goal is to nurture an understanding and appreciation for nature, inspire responsibility for the environment, and have fun! With a mix of forest, field, and marsh habitats, our 225-acre wildlife sanctuary provides lots of outdoor space to explore and experience a new adventure each day. Sessions incorporate hikes, nature activities, outdoor games, stories, crafts, songs and more.


Plymouth Sports Complex - Summer Fun Zone & Specialty Clinics
Location:  Plymouth
Ages:  6-14
Monday-Thursday, 9am-4pm.  Activities include lacrosse, soccer, golf, capture the flag, arts & crafts, drones, floor hockey, bounce houses and more.


Silver Lake Summer Hoop Basketball Camp
Location:  Kingston, Halifax
Ages:  Kindergarten – Grade 6
For those who are unfamiliar with Silver Lake Summer Hoop Program, it began 24 years ago, with great success. Many parents feel the instruction at the camp is outstanding. The camp employs nationally known guest speakers. In addition, we have some of the best teachers of the game from high school to college. Parents should understand that campers are grouped by ability as well as age. Parents should not worry about their children being overwhelmed. The more experienced players will also be challenged through drills, instruction, and games.


Stony Brook Day Camp
Location:  Norfolk
Ages:  3-15
Stony Brook Day Camp in Norfolk gives children with a curiosity about nature the chance to do what comes naturally: explore! Weekly sessions have campers ages 3–15 discovering Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary’s forest, fields, and wetlands. Trail explorations, hands-on activities, games, crafts, and more provide full ecosystem immersion for an enhanced learning experience. Small group sizes ensure a welcoming, supportive environment!


South Shore Ballet Theatre - Summer Intensive
Location:  Hanover, MA
Ages:  8-18
Summer ballet is an extension of the curriculum offered in our year round program and open to ballet students ages 8 – 18 from all schools.  We offer full and half day programs which include guest teachers as well as enrichment classes such as jazz, modern, musical theatre, and character. Placement classes are required for ages 10 and higher. We encourage all of our students to dance in the summer. All students in the Intensive and Pre-Professional Division are however required to dance in the summer, either at SSBT or at an “away” summer program.


South Shore Conservatory Summer Programs
Location:  Duxbury, MA
Ages:  0-18South Shore Conservatory’s summer programs inspire music, dance and drama students to perfect their skills and meet students from other towns who share the same passion for the arts. There’s something for everyone at the Conservatory over the summer months, browse their many programs here!


South Shore Natural Science Center - Summer Camp
Location:  Norwell, MA
The SSNSC Nature Adventures Summer Day Camp offers exciting opportunities for children to learn about the natural world.   Develop an awareness, appreciation, and concern for our environment and the creatures in it.   Explore the habits and habitats of animals living in our woods, ponds, meadows, and along the shore.  Have fun, use their imaginations, and just be kids in a low stress, outdoor environment. Learn about natural science through stories, hikes, games, crafts, and a host of other fun-filled activities.


Summer Adventures at Weir Farm & World’s End
Location:  Hingham, MA
Ages:  5-10
The Hands On World's End (HOWE) Camp at World's End is for ages 5-10 and is unlike any other camp experience around.  Children will put on their backpacks in search of daily adventures! This play based program allows for creativity while exploring habitats like the salt marsh, the shore or the forest. This program has morning or afternoon half-day options.


Tabor Summer Program
Location:  Marion, MA
Ages:  6-17
Located on the beautiful seaside campus of Tabor Academy, the program is entering its 99th year. We hope that you will join us for a fun and active summer.  Established in 1917, the Tabor Academy Summer Program gives young people ages 6-17  the opportunity to develop their full potential as individuals, athletes, and students. Under the guidance of highly qualified counselors, coaches, and teachers, the program encourages young people to take pride in their personal achievements in the classroom, on the playing fields, or on the waterfront. The Tabor Academy Summer Program provides the option of schoolwork without losing any of the joys of summer.


Waldorf Summer Program
Location:  Cotuit, MA
Ages:  3-15
The Waldorf School of Cape Cod Summer Program is a day program for students of all ages with activities from June through early September. Led by caring and talented educators, WSCC Summer Program invites children to get a taste of a variety of activities that are aligned with the principles of Waldorf education. Outdoor explorers and budding artists alike will enjoy inspiring adventures and hands-on projects.


Weymouth Summer Hoops
Location:  Weymouth, MA
Ages:  Grades K-12
The Weymouth Summer Hoop Program began 34 years ago when three coaches decided to provide one of the first summer basketball camps on the South Shore.  The purpose of the camp is to offer boys and girls an affordable and fun experience for half the price of overnight camps.  Guest coaches and players have included basketball start such as Dana Barros, Ron Perry, Sarah Behn, Bill Curley, Bill Holden, and Chris Herron.


Wild at Art Summer Camp
Location:   Canton, MA
Ages:  4-17
Campers have fun and build lasting friendships as naturalists, teaching artists, and trained counselors lead them in outdoor investigations and reflective art projects via printmaking, painting, ceramics, and much more. Programs intertwine art, science, engineering, and nature for a stimulating camp experience. Age-appropriate explorations, games, hikes, and activities provide full ecosystem immersion for an enhanced learning experience.


Youth Leadership Academy
Location:  Braintree, MA
Ages:  10-14
Sheriff Michael Bellotti’s Youth Leadership Academy is open to 10-14 year olds in Norfolk County. It’s designed to enhance teamwork, confidence and communication.  The Academy centers around an extensive low and high ropes course under the supervision of specially trained instructors.


Zoo Camp (Franklin Park Zoo & Stone Zoo)
Location: Boston, Stoneham
Ages: 3-13
Looking to go a little wild during summer break? Zoo New England offers the perfect opportunity to learn about amazing wildlife while having a blast. We offer summer programs for children ages 3 through 13.


 

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