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 by LINX Camps and Dexter Southfield Summer Camp, 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!
LINX Camps safely ignited fun in 2021. In summer 2022, excitement, discovery, and friendship will soar to new heights!
Based on the Dana Hall School campus in Wellesley, LINX Camps proudly serves the Greater Boston area with premier camps for kids age 3-15, including junior (half and full day), general, adventure, empowerment, performing arts, sports, and STEAM camps. These fun-filled, enriching, and innovative summer programs are rich with traditions and choices. The expert staff recognize each camper’s strengths to support the growth of younger campers while building character in older ones. The flexible sessions make for an all-encompassing experience that creates an inclusive community in which everyone thrives.
Ages: 3–15 years old
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Weekly Sessions: June 21 through August 19
Additional Services: Lunch, Bus, Early Dropoff (8-9 a.m.), Extended Day (4-6 p.m.), Extended Day with Swim Lesson (4-6 p.m.)
Enjoy growing savings when registering for two or more weeks; 2.5% discount guaranteed for ACH payments.
Dexter Southfield believes all children should be campers, because the power of a summer camp experience is life changing. Summer camp builds character and self-esteem, and it’s a great way to meet friends and, of course, have fun!
The key to a successful summer camp experience is exposing campers to a variety of camps that inspire creativity, happiness, and excitement. With nine different camps available to children 3.5–12 years old, Dexter Southfield has a camp for every child. When you enroll in Dexter Southfield Summer Camp, you will receive exceptional customer service and enjoy the benefits of best-in-class facilities, a highly trained staff, and exceptional programs. Above all else, your child will laugh, learn, and grow.
The Trustees summer camps offer unparalleled outdoor camp experiences at nine world-class properties, including Crane Estate, World’s End, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, and five working farms. Whether your campers like farms or fields, woods or waves, art-making or culinary creations, The Trustees summer camps have an amazing — and safe — summer lined up for them. Farm, coast, art, and forest adventures cultivate a sense of wonder and develop connections with the natural world and new friends.
Camps run June through August, with full-day or half-day options for ages 2–17.
Ipswich, Hingham, Lincoln, Dover, Medfield, Southborough, and Edgartown, Massachusetts | [email protected]
KidzToPros is bringing the best in STEM, Arts and Sports Summer Camps to Boston! Kids ages 4-14 can build new skills, friendships and interests as they engage in hands-on learning led by expert instructors. Choose from popular options like Play It All Sports, LEGO Robotics, digital or performing arts and more! Get ready for a summer of skill-building, problem-solving and memory making with KidzToPros. Save $50 with code BM-50!
Summer at BC High is located on the beautiful BC High School campus on Morrisey Blvd. in Boston, a five-minute walk from the Red Line and Commuter Rail train stops at JFK/UMass. Campers entering grades 5–12 will experience a wide variety of sports camps, academic courses, and specialty camps instructed by highly educated teachers and state champion coaches. Summer at BC High begins June 20 and runs various weeks of program thorough August 12, 2022. Educational courses include SAT and ACT test prep, college essays and the common app, chemistry, English, and math. Sports camps include baseball, basketball, football, and lacrosse. Summer at BC High offers specialty camps for girls and boys grades 5-8, including Minecraft, robotics, art, and coding. Visit BC High’s summer pages on their website for more information and to register.
Register today for Summer 2022! We can’t wait for your child to walk the halls of their dream campus, bond with new friends and mentors, and experience the magic that’s made us the world’s #1 tech camp for over two decades. Held at prestigious locations nationwide. Weeklong and two-week sessions for ages 7-18 in coding, game dev, robotics, creative arts, and more. Virtual Tech Camps and online courses also available.
Avid4 Adventure Summer Camps is on a mission to get kids excited and empowered by outdoor adventure. They help kids gain confidence, make new friends, and improve skills in core outdoor sport activities. Avid4 Adventure offers convenient day camps that teach kids of all skills levels to climb, paddle, bike, hike, and thrive in the outdoors.
Give your child a full immersion experience of summer fun and learning! With native French-speaking and bilingual teachers, a varied and engaging curriculum, and a convenient location in the heart of Back Bay, the Summer in French program is the perfect way to improve your child’s skills and confidence in French, no matter their age or level. Each week focuses on a theme with a variety of special activities geared for children to increase their vocabulary and stimulate their conversation skills. Outdoor activities take place at a nearby playground and at the Boston Common.
Dates: June 27 to September 2
Full-Day and Half-Day Options
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. Camp activities include canoeing, archery, hiking, orienteering, outdoor survival skills, gardening, arts and crafts, music, cooking, games, sports, and wellness. As the camp welcomes campers ages 3-15, all of these activities are offered as age appropriate. A camp culture of inclusion and appreciation allows for friendships to blossom and for campers to mentor one another. As campers grow at NEOC, they will be encouraged to wonder about, investigate, and build their understanding of nature.
Ages: 3–15 years old
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Dates: June 13 to September 2
Additional Services: Early Dropoff (8–9 a.m.), Extended Day (4-6 p.m.), Bus
Register by February 15 for Pioneer pricing on camp and bus.
We Trust Kids. So They Trust Themselves. Since 1980, we’ve put kids in charge of their own learning experience. At Steve & Kate’s, kids try, fail, and learn on their own. They learn to trust their own judgment, and tackle the challenges of an ever changing world with creativity and confidence.
Campers (ages 4-12) choose minute to minute from a variety of activities including, sewing, stop-motion animation, music, performing arts, makers crafts, bread making, and more. They’ll decide what they want to do, and for how long–developing confidence and learning to trust their judgment along the way.
IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION:
Open at 2 Locations This Summer!
Boston | The Winsor School
103 Pilgrim Rd.
Boston, MA, 02215
June 20 – Aug. 12 | Mon. – Fri. | 8am-6pm
617-315-4387 | [email protected]
Cambridge | Buckingham Browne & Nichols Middle School
80 Sparks St.
Cambridge, MA, 02138
June 21 – Aug. 4 | Mon. – Fri. | 8am-6pm
617-245-0410 | [email protected]
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 Bach to Rock summer camps, children can learn to play guitar, piano, ukulele, or drums and also learn to sing. Options are also available for music production, learning to DJ and songwriting. Always a hit with both kids and parents, no experience necessary. Children will love Bach to Rock’s amazing summer camp programs!
Maine Camp Experience (MCE) is a group of 35+ premier overnight Maine summer camps and a comprehensive camp-planning resource. MCE has coed, all-girls, and all-boys camps for kids ages 7-17 located throughout the state of Maine. Each MCE camp is situated on a beautiful lake, features vast fields, and offers top-notch activities, instruction, facilities, directors, staff, and supervision. Campers enjoy land and water sports, arts, nature, and active adventures. Kids unplug, have fun, make lifelong friendships, learn new skills, and gain confidence and independence. Maine Camps ran successfully in 2020 and 2021 — during the pandemic — and will do so again in 2022.
Full-summer, half, and short sessions are available. MCE’s Campcierge™ provides free, expert guidance. These camps are the “gold standard” — many have been operating for more than 100 years. Each summer, more than 20,000 campers enjoy camp in Maine. Research and enroll today at www.mainecampexperience.com
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.
2022 Dates (Toddlers/Preschoolers)
- Summer Session I: July 5–29, 2022
- Summer Session II: August 1–26, 2022
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.
Acera’s Summer STEAM Camp is a creativity-based arts and sciences day camp where children 5-17 can nurture their natural desire to inquire, create, and innovate! Acera’s staff consists of professionals with significant experience in the classroom and in their own fields of expertise, including award winners, active research scientists, and working artists. Annual favorites — like carnival design, woodworking, and engineering design challenges — are back for 2022; new camps include LEGO champions, build-your-own guitar, and high-tech urban gardening.
Registration is open as of January 1, 2022.
iCode of Wellesley is a premier STEAM afterschool and summer camp program located in Wellesley. We offer programs all year round. Welcome to a summer filled with fun and learning, mixed with activities sure to delight and excite your child(ren). Our STEAM programs are the best because of the diversity of activities like VR with Minecraft, Roblox, Drones, Space, Engineering, 3D printing, Digital Arts, Robotics, Cybersecurity, Virtual Reality and a lot more! Programs run from 9am – 4pm and are appropriate for all kids ages 5 through 18.