As busy moms ourselves, we know that finding summer camps in and around Boston is often high on your to-do list! We are so fortunate to live in an area where camp options abound. But how do you decide which one is the right fit? Are there camps you haven’t thought of or discovered yet? When are the registration dates, and how do you find one that fits the interests of each of your children?

While we long for the lazy days of summer, we also know there are childcare and entertainment needs week after week. We hope this Guide to Summer Camps in Boston + Beyond, brought to you in part by LINX Camps and NEOC provides the insight you need to plan a fun and stress-free summer.

We are grateful to each of the camps that elected to sponsor this guide for a featured listing, and we encourage you to scroll to the bottom to see a COMPREHENSIVE list of more than 100 local summer camp options! Looking for other ideas for a fun summer? Start here!

Set in nature. Rooted in wonder. Bursting with fun!
 
Introducing New England Outdoor Camp — NEOC, for short, and pronounced nē-äk — a premier day camp created by the LINX Companies, the parent company of LINX Camps.
 

NEOC connects campers to nature with programming that encourages their personal interests. It is a throwback to vintage summer camps where children explored and played outside at an easy pace and without any technology at all.

NEOC’s campus is the Elm Bank Reservation in Wellesley, an expansive property that includes river access, trails, forested areas, gardens, and the opportunity for campfires.

NEOC connects campers, age 3 – 15, to nature on an expansive property in Wellesley that includes river-access, trails, fields, & gardens. Campers love discovering new passions & talents during activities like archery, arts & crafts, canoeing, conservation, games, hiking, and sports. Its culture of inclusion & appreciation allows for friendships to blossom & for campers to mentor one another. As campers grow-up at NEOC, they wonder about, investigate, & build their understanding of nature.
LINX Camps has the recipe to make summer 2024 special — mix together favorite camps, fold in several friends, and top it with convenient services! LINX Camps proudly offers the greater Boston area a premier summer day camp experience for kids ages 3 – 15. Our fun-filled, exciting, and innovative divisions — junior (half and full day), general, adventure, performing arts, sports, and STEAM — are rich with choices and grounded in traditions. Campers create their ideal summer camp experience from our extensive variety of camps: Ninja Warriors, Cupcake Battles, and Theater to Fashion, Spy, and more!

Connect your child to a community that embraces teamwork, technology, and fun! The Robo Hub, based in Cambridge, is a world-class, robotics center serving local families. We recognize the power of technology to connect children to each other and not just their devices.

Our camps explore exciting concepts in technology – LEGO robotics, 3D printing, Coding, Creative Arts – through team-based missions and creative exploration! Our community of educators is committed to creating a healthy balance of engaging tech usage and movement-based social time. More than a classroom, The Robo Hub is a space to meet like-minded individuals and bond over a shared love of innovation, creation and celebration!

Ages: 7–14 | Hours: 9am–4pm | Sessions: Jul 9 – Aug 30
86A Sherman St., Cambridge, MA, 02140

Use the code “BostonMoms” for $100 off!

Unleash a summer of growth and adventure at Brooks School Summer Programs.
With over five decades of unwavering dedication and innovation, we’re the premier
choice for all ages and interests. We’re more than a summer camp;we’re a vibrant
community focused on empowering kids with skills for a successful future, cultivating self-confidence and leadership skills.

We offer several programs, including our premier day camp that leverages the
expansive 270-acre Brooks School campus. Pride yourself in choosing a purpose-driven
program that will leave a lasting imprint. At Brooks School, we don’t just promise
memories;we deliver growth and lasting impact.

CRS Summer provides fun and enriching programs for kids between the ages of 4 and 14 on our beautiful 16-acre campus. Our renowned Charles River Creative Arts Program features a variety of performing & visual arts along with STEM, traditional day camp sports, nature and more! Campers can also spend time in our outdoor Wetlands lab, on the fields playing games, and in our swimming pool. We also offer weekly Athletic Intensive programs, a Minis program for caregiver & toddler, and a structured Leadership/ CIT experience. We pride ourselves on creating a warm, inclusive, and supportive environment for all of our campers.

At EXPLO, we’re inventors, entrepreneurs, artists, engineers, and more. We design summer enrichment programs for grades 4-12 with immersive, boundary-pushing worlds for you to explore. Here, clever young people take the time to wonder, find passions, and make surprising discoveries. Learn how to let passion and curiosity lead in everything you do. Overnight and day programs in Boston, New York, Berkeley, and Oxford + London. Come shine with us.

Kids immerse themselves in inspiration at Walnut Hill School for the Arts’ summer programs. Students join like-minded peers in intensive programs for string quartet, voice, theater, fashion, ballet, and chamber music. Boarding and day options are available on the idyllic Walnut Hill campus in Natick, just outside of Boston. Programs include social activities and excursions to Boston. After spending a summer studying at Walnut Hill, students leave with new friends, stronger performance skills, a heightened sense of accomplishment, and a confidence that applies to all facets of life.

Branches at Meadowbrook is an unparalleled set of experiences that gives kids an opportunity to learn, explore, and create in a safe, supportive community. Branches offers programs for every child and every interest. Campers is their traditional day camp, with swimming, sports, music, and more. Mazemakers lets kids choose their own collaborative courses as part of a unique community. Explorers delve into specific interests from cooking to entrepreneurship under the guidance of a specialist, while Adventurers embark on a different Boston-area trip every day. The Leaders program (grades 9-10) allows students to develop leadership skills and put them into action. Registration is now open!

At the Pine Village Summer Camp, campers will jump into Spanish immersion on their adventure through Spanish-speaking countries and regions! Pine Village offers two four-week summer sessions for children from 15 months to 5 years old. If you are interested, please fill out the Pine Village Summer Camp inquiry form to receive more information.

As with the school year, families can choose anywhere from two- to five-day schedules. Each day, children and teachers will embark on a magnificent imaginary journey to explore Spanish-speaking countries and experience life as a child in a different country. Activities include dancing and crafts, cooking, and games.

Inspire your child’s creativity and watch their confidence soar with our all-new Camp Invention® program, Illuminate! When this nationally acclaimed program comes to your area, campers in grades K-6 will team up with friends for hands-on, open-ended STEM fun. They’ll design their own light-up ball game, explore the science of illumination, tackle global water challenges and star in a prototyping game show! Each experience is designed to spark curiosity, build persistence and create an unforgettable summer. Visit invent.org/local to secure your spot! Use promo code LOCAL25 by 3/27 to save $25.

Give your child or teen a full immersion experience of summer fun and learning! Our program is the perfect way to improve their skills and confidence in French, thanks to our team of engaging teachers.

This program will run on a weekly basis over 10 weeks, and there are options for a half or a full-day program. Each week focuses on a theme with special activities to increase their vocabulary and stimulate their conversation skills.

Ages: 3-17
Dates: June 24 to August 26
Hours + Pricing Vary by Age

Make 2024 a summer to remember! Build an arcade game, program a robot, or write an original song! Learn wilderness survival skills, tackle LEGO design challenges, and create your own augmented reality game! At Acera, children nurture their natural desire to inquire, create, innovate and experiment – developing kids’ leadership and self-esteem through STEM skill building, artistic expression, and project-based learning. Acera’s Summer Programs enable kids ages 5 and older to take on enticing projects, from electronic art and robotics to woodworking and science experiments. Sessions run mornings, afternoons, or full days. Learn more at aceraschool.org.

Add Your Camp to our Summer Camp Guide!

We want to show our readers all the great camps available right here in the Boston area. Partnering with us allows your business greater visibility with a large targeted market of local families. Join us and help enrich the lives of Boston moms!

Crest Collaborative Programming for ages 3 to 22 that have moderate to intensive/severe developmental delays or multiple disabilities. Andover
Epilepsy Camp   Andover
Rising Hope Farm Inclusion Equestrian Program Attleboro
Camp Triumph For children with ADHD, Executive Functioning Disorder, Aspergers, Non-Verbal Learning Disability, Pragmatic Language Deficit, and Anxiety Disorders. Bedford
ABLE Berklee Summer Music Program for Musicians with Disabilities for children ages 9 – 17. Boston
Camp Shriver A Free Inclusive Summer Camp for Children with and without Disabilities. Boston
Camp Joy Available to Boston residents with disabilities, ages 3 – 15, and their siblings, ages 3 – 7. Boston
Franciscan Hospital Adaptive Sports Camp Brighton
Camp Rainbow Serving young people with disabilities, ages 6-22. Cambridge
MGH Aspire Program For individuals ages 5 – adult with diagnoses including, but not limited to, Asperger’s Syndrome , High Functioning Autism, Nonverbal Learning Disorders, anxiety disorder, or similar social-cognitive profile. Charlestown
Pathfinders Dedham Dedicated to providing recreational opportunities for the special needs citizens of Dedham and our surrounding communities Dedham
Camp Blue For children ages 6 – 17 with Autism Spectrum Disorders Fairhaven
F.U.S.E.   Lexington + Norwood
Bina Farm Inclusive equine summer program for children with and without special needs, including siblings. Lexington + Wellesley
Boston Ability Center – Therapy Intensive For children ages 3-10 with neuromuscular impairments. Natick
Caroll Camp Summer youth programs for children ages 8-13 who are blind and visually impaired. Newton
Hockomock YMCA
Foxboro, Franklin, North Attleboro
A Step Ahead, New England  
ABC Spanish in Motion Summer Camp  
Acera Summer STEAM Camps Winchester
Agassiz Village Summer Camp  
Appleton Farm Camp Ipswich
Camp West Woods Stoughton
Beacon Hill Nursery School Summer Programs Boston
Beaver Summer Camp Chestnut Hill
Belmont Hill Summer Programs Belmont
Berklee College of Music, Summer Programs Boston
Boating in Boston Boston
Boston Leadership Institute Summer Programs Wellesley
Boston Nature Center Summer Camp Mattapan
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill Haverhill
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem Salem
Boys & Girls Club of Woburn Woburn
Broad Meadow Brook Day Camp Worcester
Brookline Music School Brookline
Brookline Smart Summers Theater Arts Program Brookline
Brooks School Day Camp North Andover
Camp Wingate Yarmouth Port
Camp Casco  
Camp Cedar Hill Waltham
West Suburban YMCA Newton
Camp Evergreen Andover
Camp Menorah on Lake Chebacco Essex
Camp Sewataro Sudbury
Camp Thoreau Summer Day Camp Concord
Camp Welch Fall River
Cedardale Day Camp Groveland
Cedarland Summer Camp Haverhill
Coastal Ocean Science Academy Nahant
Coastal Ocean Science Academy Summer Programs Nahant
Camp Invent, Multiple Locations  
Codewiz Arlington Arlington
College for Kids/Arts Alive: Northern Essex Com. College Haverhill
Community Art Center/ ArtRocks Summer Camp Cambridge
Community Boating Inc. – Junior Program Boston
Concord Academy Summer Camp Concord
Concord Conservatory of Music Summer Camps Concord
Create-a-Cook Summer Cooking Programs Newton
Creative Arts Community School for Art Music & Theatre Reading
Cuvilly Arts & Earth Center Ipswich
Dedham Country Day & Sports Camp Dedham
Delphi Academy Summer Camp  
Dexter Southfield Summer Camps Brookline
DIScover Summer Clinics Danvers
Discovery Camps at Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge
Drumlin Farm Assabet River Camp Sudbury
e’ inc. – the environment discovery & action center Boston
Edge on Science, 2 Locations Beverly, Newton
Empow Studios Boston
Engineering & Design at The Advent School Boston
Esh Circus Arts Somerville
Everwood Day Camp Sharon
Exxcel Gymnastics and Climbing Summer Camp  
Fay Summer Camp Southborough
Fessenden Summer Camps Newton
French Summer Camp at the International School of Boston Cambridge
Girls Who Code Free Summer Immersion Programs Cambridge
North Shore YMCA
Multiple Locations
Guard Up STEM Camps & Day Adventures Burlington
Habitat Education Center & Wildlife Sanctuary Belmont
Hale Day Camp Westwood
i2 Learning at Shady Hill Day Camp Cambridge
iD Gaming Academy for Teens Cambridge
iD Tech Camps for Kids & Teens (MIT) Cambridge
Belvoir Terrace girls camp Lenox
Ironstone Farm Summer Programs Andover
Kaleidoscope Creative Arts and Science Camp Newton
Kaleidoscope Summer Creative Learning Andover
Lincoln Summer Camp Lincoln
Kids 4 Coding Summer Tech Program Boston
Kids Summer Drama Workshops: Greater Boston Theatre Stoneham
KidsArts! Multicultural Afterschool and Summer Program Jamaica Plain
Kidstock! Creative Theater Winchester
Kingsley Montessori School Boston
KTBYTE: Computer Science Education Academy Lexington
La Vida Adventure Camp Wenham
Leaders 4 Social Change Online
LINX Camps Wellesley
Maplewood Easton
Maine Camp Experience Maine
Mass Audubon Summer Camps  
Branches at Meadowbrook Weston
Metrowest YMCA Summer Camp, 2 Locations  
Middlesex Community College Summer Camps Bedford
MIT Day Summer Camp Cambridge
La Vida Adventure Camp Wenham
Kidsborough, Multiple locations  
Nicole’s Art Spot Needham
Franklin Country Day Camp Franklin
Nobles Day Camp Dedham
Olympia Fencing Center Cambridge
One Stop Fun Camps: Drama, Karate, Gym & Swim, Dance Westford
Our Space Our Place Coding Camp for the Blind  
YMCA Greater Boston
Boston, Dorchester, Roxbury
Performing Arts Center of MetroWest (PAC) Framingham
Pine Village’s Avion Imaginario Summer Camp, 9 Locations  
Pingree Day Camp Hamilton
Pocket Full of Tales at TCAN Natick
Russian School of Mathematics​ (RSM), 11 Locations  
South Shore Art Center Cohasset
Sports International Football Camp: NE Patriots Academy Lowell
Steve & Kate’s Camp Boston
Summer at BC High Boston
Summer at Riverbend Natick
Summer Camps at St. John’s Prep Danvers
Summer Camps at The Rivers School Weston
Summer Fenn Day Camp Concord
Summer in French (French Cultural Center) Winchester
Summer Science Weeks: Harvard Museum of Natural History Cambridge
Summer Youth Sailing Programs at Courageous Sailing Charlestown
The Business of Doing Good, 3 Locations  
The Trustees Camps
Multiple Locations
Torit Montessori Summer STEAM Boston
Walnut Hill School for the Arts – Summer Programs Natick
Waltham Boys & Girls Club Waltham
Windrush Farm Therapeutic Equitation North Andover
Camp Evergreen Andover
Ironstone Farm Summer Programs Andover
Kaleidoscope Summer Creative Learning Andover
Codewiz Arlington Arlington
Middlesex Community College Summer Camps Bedford
Belmont Hill Summer Programs Belmont
Habitat Education Center & Wildlife Sanctuary Belmont
Edge on Science, 2 Locations Beverly, Newton
Beacon Hill Nursery School Summer Programs Boston
Berklee College of Music, Summer Programs Boston
Boating in Boston Boston
Community Boating Inc. – Junior Program Boston
e’ inc. – the environment discovery & action center Boston
Empow Studios Boston
Engineering & Design at The Advent School Boston
Kids 4 Coding Summer Tech Program Boston
Kingsley Montessori School Boston
Steve & Kate’s Camp Boston
Summer at BC High Boston
Torit Montessori Summer STEAM Boston
YMCA Greater Boston
Boston, Dorchester, Roxbury
Brookline Music School Brookline
Brookline Smart Summers Theater Arts Program Brookline
Dexter Southfield Summer Camps Brookline
Guard Up STEM Camps & Day Adventures Burlington
Community Art Center/ ArtRocks Summer Camp Cambridge
French Summer Camp at the International School of Boston Cambridge
Girls Who Code Free Summer Immersion Programs Cambridge
i2 Learning at Shady Hill Day Camp Cambridge
iD Gaming Academy for Teens Cambridge
iD Tech Camps for Kids & Teens (MIT) Cambridge
MIT Day Summer Camp Cambridge
Olympia Fencing Center Cambridge
Summer Science Weeks: Harvard Museum of Natural History Cambridge
Summer Youth Sailing Programs at Courageous Sailing Charlestown
Beaver Summer Camp Chestnut Hill
South Shore Art Center Cohasset
Camp Thoreau Summer Day Camp Concord
Concord Academy Summer Camp Concord
Concord Conservatory of Music Summer Camps Concord
Summer Fenn Day Camp Concord
DIScover Summer Clinics Danvers
Summer Camps at St. John’s Prep Danvers
Dedham Country Day & Sports Camp Dedham
Nobles Day Camp Dedham
Maplewood Easton
Camp Menorah on Lake Chebacco Essex
Camp Welch Fall River
Hockomock YMCA
Foxboro, Franklin, North Attleboro
Performing Arts Center of MetroWest (PAC) Framingham
Franklin Country Day Camp Franklin
Cedardale Day Camp Groveland
Pingree Day Camp Hamilton
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill Haverhill
Cedarland Summer Camp Haverhill
College for Kids/Arts Alive: Northern Essex Com. College Haverhill
Appleton Farm Camp Ipswich
Cuvilly Arts & Earth Center Ipswich
KidsArts! Multicultural Afterschool and Summer Program Jamaica Plain
Belvoir Terrace girls camp Lenox
KTBYTE: Computer Science Education Academy Lexington
Lincoln Summer Camp Lincoln
Sports International Football Camp: NE Patriots Academy Lowell
Maine Camp Experience Maine
Boston Nature Center Summer Camp Mattapan
North Shore YMCA Multiple Locations
The Trustees Camps Multiple Locations
Coastal Ocean Science Academy Nahant
Coastal Ocean Science Academy Summer Programs Nahant
Pocket Full of Tales at TCAN Natick
Summer at Riverbend Natick
Walnut Hill School for the Arts – Summer Programs Natick
Nicole’s Art Spot Needham
West Suburban YMCA Newton
Create-a-Cook Summer Cooking Programs Newton
Fessenden Summer Camps Newton
Kaleidoscope Creative Arts and Science Camp Newton
Brooks School Day Camp North Andover
Windrush Farm Therapeutic Equitation North Andover
Leaders 4 Social Change Online
Creative Arts Community School for Art Music & Theatre Reading
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem Salem
Everwood Day Camp Sharon
Esh Circus Arts Somerville
Fay Summer Camp Southborough
Kids Summer Drama Workshops: Greater Boston Theatre Stoneham
Camp West Woods Stoughton
Discovery Camps at Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge
Camp Sewataro Sudbury
Drumlin Farm Assabet River Camp Sudbury
Camp Cedar Hill Waltham
Waltham Boys & Girls Club Waltham
Boston Leadership Institute Summer Programs Wellesley
LINX Camps Wellesley
La Vida Adventure Camp Wenham
La Vida Adventure Camp Wenham
One Stop Fun Camps: Drama, Karate, Gym & Swim, Dance Westford
Branches at Meadowbrook Weston
Summer Camps at The Rivers School Weston
Hale Day Camp Westwood
Acera Summer STEAM Camps Winchester
Kidstock! Creative Theater Winchester
Summer in French (French Cultural Center) Winchester
Boys & Girls Club of Woburn Woburn
Broad Meadow Brook Day Camp Worcester
Camp Wingate Yarmouth Port
A Step Ahead, New England  
ABC Spanish in Motion Summer Camp  
Agassiz Village Summer Camp  
Camp Casco  
Camp Invent, Multiple Locations  
Delphi Academy Summer Camp  
Exxcel Gymnastics and Climbing Summer Camp  
Mass Audubon Summer Camps  
Metrowest YMCA Summer Camp, 2 Locations  
Kidsborough, Multiple locations  
Our Space Our Place Coding Camp for the Blind  
Pine Village’s Avion Imaginario Summer Camp, 9 Locations  
Russian School of Mathematics​ (RSM), 11 Locations  
The Business of Doing Good, 3 Locations  
Meghan Block
Meghan was born and raised on the South Shore and attended college in Boston. After college, she married her high school sweetheart and followed him to Charleston, SC, and Groton, CT, where he served as a submarine officer in the United States Navy. Military life was an adventure, and after six crazy years of service (and two babies later!), the pair decided to move *home* to the South Shore in 2016 and put down some roots. Meghan is the proud owner of Boston Moms and work-at-home mom to William, Benjamin, and Caroline, born in 2013, 2015 and 2019. She loves meeting new people, encouraging moms, celebrating motherhood, and supporting small businesses.

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