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									     Summer Stuff Jr. 2009
                         For FamilieS oF elementary School-age StudentS in the BoSton puBlic SchoolS


                                                                       Here comes summer!




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                                                                                           Summer Stuff Jr. has dozens! In these pages, you will
                                                                                           find all kinds of summer camps, programs, and activities                               first.
                                                                                           especially for children—including day camps, overnight
                                                                                camps, camps for children with special needs, classes, learning                                   When we say: We mean:
                                                                                opportunities, and activities for families.                                                       Entering grades .....The grade your
                                                                                First, read through Summer Stuff Jr. and circle the listings that your                                                       child will be in next
                                                                                                                                                                                                             September
                                                                                children might like. Then, visit their Web sites or call them. Don’t be
                                                                                                                                                                                  Languages ............The languages
                                                                                put off by the cost. Many camps and programs offer scholarships or                                                           spoken by the staff, in
                                                                                reduced fees based on what a family can pay. Just ask!                                                                       addition to English
                                                                                Next, apply—and do it now, especially if you are requesting financial                             Deadline................The last day to apply
                                                                                aid. Many programs are “first come, first served,” and they fill up fast.                         FC/FS .....................First Come/First
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Served
                                                                                You might be able to save time by applying on-line.
                                                                                                                                                                                  If Transportation information is not
                                                                                Good luck—and have a great summer!                                                                listed, it means the program DOES NOT
                                                                                                                                                                                  provide transportation.




                                            Summer Day                                                            Camps & Programs
  march 2009                                                        Day camps typically offer recreation, sports, arts, enrichment, and day trips. Call each camp for details.
                                                                                           Unless otherwise noted, day camps are Monday–Friday.
                                            826 BoSton                                                       For...................... Ages 4-10                              american Family child care
                                                                                                             Location ............. Brookline, near Jamaica Plain line
                                            Free Summer Writing camp                                         Dates .................. June 29-August 7                        aSSociation
                                            Students will strengthen their reading and writing               Hours ................. 8:45 am-12 pm; extended day to           Family child care programS
                                            skills by working on fun, creative projects.                                               2:30 pm                                Family Child Care programs offer flexible schedules
                                            For...................... Ages 8-12                              Cost .................... $375 per week; $600 for two, $850      and services, including: summer day and school
                                            Location ............. Roxbury                                                             for three; extended day $35 per day,   vacation week options; year-round, full-day/part-
                                            Dates .................. Mon.-Fri., July 1-31                                              $150 per week                          day; 24-hour care; drop-in and event care; and
                                            Hours ................. 1-5 pm                                   Deadline............. FC/FS                                      before- and after-school care. Search their Web site
                                            Cost .................... Free                                   Contact...............  617-524-1531                            for a provider in your neighborhood.
                                            Deadline............. May 15                                     Web site ............. allandalefarm.com
                                            Call .....................  617-442-5400                                                                                         For...................... Infants to school-age children
                                            Web site ............. 826boston.org                             allSton-Brighton apac                                            Location ............. Throughout Boston
                                                                                                             explorer Summer camp                                             Dates & Hours .... Varied; June-August and year-round
                                                                                                                                                                              Transportation ... May be available
                                            a Step ahead BaSketBall                                          For...................... Ages 6-12 who live in                  Cost .................... Affordable; varies by neighborhood
                                            This program is for serious basketball players who                                          Allston and Brighton                                             and program; vouchers accepted at
           Summer Stuff Jr. 2009            are striving to improve their game.                              Location ............. Brighton                                                             most programs; sliding fee scale slots
                  is produced by the                                                                         Languages ......... Spanish                                                                 may be available.
                                            For...................... Boys and girls ages 9-17
                                                                                                             Dates .................. July 6-August 14                        Call ..................... 617-929-0555
               Boston Public Schools        Location ............. Boston Latin School (BLS)
                                                                                                             Hours ................. 8:45 am-3:45 pm
                                                                       Brookline High School (BHS)                                                                            Web site ............. myafcca.org
             Communications Office.         Dates .................. BLS: July 6-17; 1-week sessions
                                                                                                             Cost .................... $100 for 7 weeks                       Email .................. grichardson@myafcca.org
                                                                                                             Deadline............. FC/FS
                                                                       BHS: July 27-Aug. 14; 1-week
                                                                                                             Call ..................... Paula Torrone Maxwell                 american learning, inc.
   Neither the Boston Public Schools                                   sessions
                                                                                                                                         617-783-1485
                                            Hours ................. 8:30 am-2:30 pm                                                                                           explore Japan
         nor its employees make any         Cost .....................BLS: $200 per week; $210 after May 1
    endorsement, recommendation,                                       BHS: $210 per week; $220 after
                                                                                                             american chineSe chriStian                                       American students learn about Asian culture and
                                                                       May 1; 10% discount for BPS           educational & Social SerViceS                                    join with Japanese exchange students for field trips
   or representation as to the quality                                                                                                                                        in and around Boston. Many families also host an
  or appropriateness of any non-BPS
                                                                       students                              (acceSS)                                                         exchange student from Japan during the program.
                                                                       Scholarships and group discounts
  program, organization, or resource                                   available                             Summer enrichment program                                        For...................... Ages 8-16
                                            Deadline............. FC/FS; May 1 for discount                   This program is sponsored by a Christian faith-                Location ............. Milton Academy, Milton (boys);
            listed in this publication.     Call .....................  617-909-5990                        based organization.                                                                         Milton High School (girls)
                                            Web site ............. asahoops.com                              In the morning, children work on their reading and               Dates .................. Girls: July 27-August 7
            Looking for summer ideas        A Step Ahead also offers a 5-day Nike Basketball                 math skills through games and creative hands-on                                             Boys: July 27-August 11
                                                                                                                                                                              Hours ................. 9 am-4 pm
                    for older students?     Camp.                                                            activities. In the afternoon, they take part in arts
                                                                                                                                                                              Cost .................... $900; free for families who host a
       The Boston Public Schools also       For...................... Boys and girls ages 9-17               and crafts, cooking, science, games, swimming,
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Japanese student; no financial aid for
                                            Location ............. Newton                                    outdoor activities, and day trips.
    publishes Summer Stuff 2009                                                                                                                                                                          non-host families
                                            Dates .................. July 20-24                              For...................... Children entering                      Deadline............. ASAP
                       for grades 6-12.     Hours ................. 9 am-3 pm                                                           kindergarten-grade 5                  Call .....................  1-781-828-2800
    It’s available in schools, libraries,   Cost .................... $250 before April 1; $265 after        Location ............. Chinatown                                 Web site ............ americanlearning.com/explorejapan/
                                            Deadline............. FC/FS                                      Languages ......... Chinese
   neighborhood centers, and on the                                                                          Dates .................. June 29 or July 6-August 21             Bird Street community center
     Boston Public Schools Web site:        allandale Farm                                                                              (depending on last day of school)
                                                                                                             Hours ................. 9 am-5:30 pm                             Summer day getaWay
              bostonpublicschools.org       outdoor Summer program                                                                                                            Activities include swimming, sports, boating,
                                                                                                             Cost .................... $37-$228 per week; sliding fee scale
                      617-635-9265         This working farm offers gardening, composting,                  Deadline............. FC/FS                                      environmental education, outdoor living, archery,
                                            bird and plant identification, farm animals, and                 Call ..................... Becky Bailey  617-426-1070           arts and crafts, and dance.
                                            outdoor games.
                                                                                                                                                                              For...................... Ages 5-13
                                                                                                                                                                              Location ............. Hale Reservation, Westwood
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Summer Day Camps & Programs (continued)
Dates .................. June 29-August 21; four 2-week          For...................... Ages 3-4                         encouraging, enhancing, and expanding students’                     Cost ................... $220 for two weeks; sliding fee scale
                          sessions                               Location ............. Clarendon St., Boston and           skills. Activities include academics, games, art,                   Deadline............. FC/FS
Hours ................. 7:30 am-5:45 pm                                                    Washington St., Newtonville      crafts, swimming, and other recreation at Boston                    Call ..................... LaTashia Pogue 617-547-6811
Cost .................... $260 per 2-week session; breakfast,    Dates .................. August 3-14                       College, plus trips to museums, the zoo, and other                  Web site ............. cambridgecommunitycenter.org
                          lunch, and snack included              Hours ................. 2 days per week, 2 hours per day   cultural and recreational institutions.
Transportation ... From Bird Street Community Center             Cost .................... $206.10; $229 after April 10
                                                                                                                            For...................... Ages 3-14
                                                                                                                                                                                                camp Fire uSa
                          to Hale Reservation                    Deadline............. Rolling admissions; April 10 for                                                                         Zoo camp
Deadline............. FC/FS                                                                discount                         Location ............. Boston College, Chestnut Hill
Contact...............  617-282-6110 x 15                                                                                  Dates .................. June 29-August 13: 1-week sessions         Camp Fire USA, in partnership with Zoo New
                                                                 Ballet JourneyS                                            Hours ................. 8 am-5:30 pm; early drop off if             England, provides a unique environmental camp
Web site ............. birdstreet.org
                                                                 Students begin with a classical ballet lesson and                                     necessary                                at the Franklin Park Zoo where campers explore
                                                                 ballet workshop focused on creative expression and         Cost .................... $150 per session, $280 for two
BoSton Ballet School                                                                                                                                   children in the family per session,
                                                                                                                                                                                                the world of animals and their habitats. Activities
                                                                 movement. After lunch, they explore other styles of                                                                            include creative arts, science, games, and animal
Summer dance WorkShop                                                                                                                                  $385 for three or more siblings per
                                                                 dance, such as jazz or musical theater.                                                                                        "interviews."
This program offers classical ballet plus jazz, musical                                                                                                session; plus $50 registration fee per
                                                                 For...................... Ages 5-7                                                    family; financial aid available upon     For...................... Ages 6-11
theatre, character, and Chinese dance.
                                                                 Location ............. Clarendon St., Boston and                                      request                                  Location ............. Franklin Park Zoo, Dorchester
For...................... Ages 8-14; previous ballet                                       Washington St., Newtonville                                                                          Dates .................. June 29-August 21: 1 and 2-week
                                                                                                                            Deadline............. FC/FS
                          experience; audition required          Dates .................. August 3-14                                                                                                                      sessions
                                                                                                                            Call ..................... Adam Gray  617-254-0334
Location ............. Clarendon St., Boston and                 Hours ................. Mon.-Thurs., 3 ½ hours per day                                                                         Hours ................. 9 am-3 pm; extended day 7-9 am
                                                                                                                            Web site ............. bostoncsc.org
                          Washington St., Newtonville            Cost .................... $504; $560 after April 10                                                                                                       and 3-6 pm
Dates .................. August 3-14                             Deadline............. Rolling admissions                                                                                       Cost .................... $185 for 1 week; $370 for 2 weeks;
Hours ................. Mon.-Fri., 9 am-12 pm or                                                                            BoSton children’S theatre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           $40 and $60 additional for am and
                          9 am-4 pm; extended day, 8-9 am        All Boston Ballet School summer programs:                  Bct academy Summer StudioS                                                                     pm extended day, $100 for both;
                          and 4-6 pm                             Call .....................  617-456-6260                  The new BCT Academy offers studios for all ages and                                            scholarships and financial aid
Cost ................... $565-$1,050; 10% early bird             Web site ............. bostonballet.org/school             acting levels, from beginners looking for a gentle                                             available; vouchers accepted
                          discount; limited financial aid                                                                   introduction to experienced performers. Visit their                 Deadline............. FC/FS
Deadline............. Rolling admissions; April 10 for           BoSton catholic SchoolS                                    Web site for details about each studio.                             Call .....................  617-591-0300 x 100
                          discount; call now for placement       connect                                                                                                                        Web site ............ campfireusa-emass.org
                          class information                                                                                 For...................... Ages 4-19
                                                                 St. columBkille Summer program                             Location ............. Studio Discovery, Studio One and




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Ballet StorieS                                                                                                                                         Studio Two: Back Bay
                                                                  This program is sponsored by a Christian faith-
Children have a 45-minute creative movement/                     based organization.                                                                   Studio Three and Studio Four:
pre-ballet class. Then, a famous ballet comes alive                                                                                                    Governor's Academy, Byfield
for them as they explore its characters, story line,             This program is open to all children, not just             Transportation ... Back Bay to Governor's Academy
and music.                                                       those who go to Catholic schools. It focuses on            Dates .................. Vary by studio, June 29-August 9
                                                                                                                            Hours ................. Ages 4-6: 9 am-12 pm
                                                                                                                                                       Ages 7-18, Boston studios:

            What to Look For in a                                                                                                                      9 am-4 pm
                                                                                                                                                       Ages 8-19, Byfield studios: 9 am-5 or
                                                                                                                                                       6 pm; bus from Boston provided
          Summer Camp or Program                                                                                            Cost .................... Varies by studio: $225-$350 for 1
                                                                                                                                                       week, $695 for 2 weeks, $795 for 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                camp ponkaWiSSett
                                                                                                                                                                                                In Camp Fire USA’s traditional day camp, campers
                                                                                                                                                                                                participate in games, creative arts, team building,


     A
                                                                                                                                                       weeks; scholarships available for all
               fter you have picked the camps or programs that work best with your schedule and would be                                               BCT Academy Summer Studios               swimming, and nature activities.
               most interesting to your child, get more information about them. Call each camp and ask lots of              Call .....................  617-424-6634                           For...................... Ages 6-13
               questions.                                                                                                   Web site ............. bostonchildrenstheatre.org                   Location ............. Blue Hills, Milton, MA
                                                                                                                                                                                                Dates .................. June 29-August 21: 2-week sessions
     Questions to ask program and camp staff include:                                                                       BoSton uniVerSity goldman                                           Hours ................. 9 am-3 pm; extended day 7-9 am
                                                                                                                            School oF dental medicine                                                                      and 3-6 pm
         Is the camp or program accredited or licensed? If so, by whom? If not, why not?
                                                                                                                                                                                                Transportation ... $50 per session: from Dorchester,
         What training does camp staff receive on safety, supervision, counseling, problem solving, and other              program White coat                                                                             Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Roslindale,
          issues unique to working with young children?                                                                     In this program, children are “dentists” for a week,                                           Roxbury, Quincy, and Braintree
         Does the price include everything, or are there extra charges for transportation, horseback riding,               exploring dentistry through lessons, role-playing,                  Cost .................... $370 per session; morning extended
          food service, overnights, registration, clothing, etc.?                                                           field trips, and other activities. They learn the                                              day $40, afternoon extended day
         If transportation is provided, what are the specifics?                                                            basics from students and faculty, including x-rays,                                            $60 per session; scholarships and
         If before and after camp activities are offered, who is with the children and what will they be doing?            sealants, tooth evolution, and oral hygiene.                                                   financial aid available; vouchers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           accepted
         Are there competitive activities (such as team sports)? Is your child comfortable with the level of               For...................... Ages 9-11 (grades 3-5) from
                                                                                                                                                                                                Deadline............. FC/FS
          competition?                                                                                                                                 disadvantaged or low-income
                                                                                                                                                                                                Call .....................  617-591-0300 x 100
         How can parents stay in touch with their children during camp? Are phone calls or email allowed?                                             backgrounds
                                                                                                                                                                                                Web site ............. campfireusa-emass.org
         How does the camp meet campers' special dietary or physical needs?                                                Location ............. Boston University Goldman School of
                                                                                                                                                       Dental Medicine, 100 E. Newton St.
         Is there an open house before camp starts so parents can tour the camp and meet the director?
                                                                                                                                                       (South End)
                                                                                                                                                                                                camp unity
         Does the camp have parent visiting days?                                                                          Dates .................. July 20-24                                 Camp Unity, run by Cooper Community Center at
                                   From the American Camp Association, New England                                          Hours ................. Mon.-Fri., 8:30 am-4:30 pm                  Hale Reservation in Westwood, has all kinds of
                                                                                                                            Cost .................... $250; scholarships available              outdoor activities, including swimming, boating,
                                                                                                                            Deadline............. June 26                                       and fishing. Children are also exposed to education
                    Where to Get Help                                                                                       Call .....................  617-638-6403
                                                                                                                            Web site ............. dentalschool.bu.edu/community/
                                                                                                                                                                                                in a non-traditional setting, incorporating dance,
                                                                                                                                                                                                literacy, science, and environmental study.
                 Finding a Summer Camp                                                                                                                 pipeline-white-coat.htm                  For...................... Ages 5-12
                                                                                                                                                                                                Location ............. Westwood, MA
                                                                                                                            BrookVieW houSe                                                     Transportation ... Provided from Cooper Community
                         american camp association, new england                                                             BrookVieW aBoVe and Beyond                                                                     Center, Roxbury
                                                                                                                            Summer program                                                      Dates .................. June 29-July 24 and July 27-
                                        1-866-534-2267 (toll free) | acane-camps.org                                                                                                                                      August 21; two 4-week sessions or
                                                                                                                            Activities include academics, sports, character
     The American Camp Association, New England connects kids to overnight camps in all the New England states                                                                                                             sign up for the whole summer
                                                                                                                            building, swimming, day trips, arts and crafts.
     and offers free personalized camp search guidance and resources. ACA New England publishes an annual guide                                                                                 Hours ................. 7:30 am-5:30 pm
                                                                                                                            For...................... Boston residents, ages 6-12               Cost .................... $150 per week; sliding fee scale;
     to accredited day and residential camps that includes questions to ask the camp director and advice on finding         Location ............. Roxbury and Dorchester                                                  vouchers accepted
                      a camp. You can get the guide on-line or request copies by phone or e-mail.                           Dates .................. July 6-August 21: 1-week sessions          Deadline............. FC/FS
                                                                                                                            Hours ................. 8 am-5 pm
                                   cambridge camping association                                                            Cost .................... Fee based on family income;
                                                                                                                                                                                                Call ..................... Rae McWilliams  617-445-1813
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           rmcwilliams@cooperctr.org
                                          617-864-0960  cambridgecamping.org                                                                         vouchers accepted                        Web site ............. cooperctr.org
                                                                                                                            Deadline............. FC/FS
     The Cambridge Camping Association’s Overnight Camp Scholarship Program helps families find scholarships                Call .....................  617-265-2965 x 206                     catholic charitieS
                     for several overnight camps. Boston residents are eligible for this service.                           Web site ............. brookviewhouse.org
                                                                                                                                                                                                youth tutoring youth
                                                    kidscamps.com                                                           camBridge community center                                          Students receive academic tutoring in small groups,
                                                                                                                                                                                                plus activities focusing on fitness, nutrition, science,
                   This Web site has links to hundreds of camps in the Boston area and across the U.S.A.                    coWemoki enrichment program
                                                                                                                                                                                                arts & crafts, social skills, and more, plus field trips.
                                                                                                                            Activities include sailing, swimming lessons, sports,
                                    national camp association, inc.                                                         science, arts, and Friday trips.                                    For...................... Ages 8-12
                                                                                                                                                                                                Location ............. South Boston
                                        1-800-966-CAMP (2267)  summercamp.org                                             For...................... Ages 4.5-13; children with                Dates .................. Mon.-Thurs., July 6-August 13
                                       This service provides referrals to overnight camps.                                                            disabilities encouraged to apply          Hours ................. 9 am-1 pm
                                                                                                                            Location ............. Cambridge                                    Cost .................... Free
                                      Student camp & trip advisors                                                          Transportation ... None from Boston
                                                                                                                            Languages ......... Spanish, French, Haitian Creole
                                                                                                                                                                                                Deadline............. Rolling admissions
                                                                                                                                                                                                Contact............... Heather Ho  617-464-8575
                                617-558-7005 or  1-800-542-1233  campadvisors.com                                        Dates .................. June 29-August 21; extended weeks          Web site ............. ccab.org
     This free service helps families find overnight camps for all ages. They also have an extensive list of summer                                   until school starts
                                                                                                                            Hours ................. 7:30 am-4:30 pm; extended day
                              travel, adventure and community service programs for teens.                                                             option to 5:30 pm



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                                                                  Boston centers for youth & Families (BcyF)
Charles River Aquatics offers swimming lessons and
                                                                  Summer day camps and programs

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sportsmanship, fair play, and respect for others.
For...................... Ages 4-8                                         oston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) offers more than 50 neighborhood summer day camps and programs. Each
Location ............. Boston University, Boston                           program is different, but some of the activities you can expect your child to participate in include arts and crafts,
Dates .................. June 15-August 15                                 recreation, health and fitness, field trips, special events, educational programs, dance, theatre, neighborhood exploration,
Hours ................. Mon.-Fri., 9 am-1 pm or 9 am-3 pm
Cost .................... $325 per week half-day;                 and cultural activities. Many programs enroll students who arrive after BPS Summer School, and some have drop-in programs for
                          $450 full day                           older youth. Many provide meals and accept vouchers or offer a sliding payment scale. All are licensed by the Board of Health.
Deadline............. June 1
Contact............... Marilyn Wriede  617-777-3556              archdale community center                                       Jamaica plain community centerS                                 roSlindale Summer day program
Web site ............. charlesriveraquatics.com                   Summer day program                                              Summer programS                                                 For...................... Ages 4.5-12
                                                                  For...................... Ages 6-12                             at Agassiz, English and Hennigan Community Centers              Dates .................. July 6-August 21
charleS riVer canoe & kayak                                       Dates .................. July 6-August 21                       For...................... Ages 6-12                             Cost .................... $120 per week
canoe and kayak camp                                              Cost .................... $120 per week                         Dates .................. July 6-August 14                       Registration ....... During April school vacation week
                                                                  Registration ....... Begins April school vacation week          Cost .................... Sliding scale
This half-day camp in Natick introduces children to                                                                               Registration ....... Agassiz: contact Awilda Torres             ShelBurne community center
the basics of paddling canoes and kayaks.                         BlackStone community center                                                               English: contact Tracy George         Summer camp program
For...................... Youth entering grades 4-6               neW adVentureS enrichment program                                                         Hennigan: contact Hingel Agrinsoni    For...................... Ages 7-12
Location ............. Lake Cochituate, Natick, MA                For...................... Ages 5-13                                                                                             Dates .................. June 29-September 4
                                                                                                                                  JohnSon community center                                        Cost .................... $50 per week
Dates .................. Half day: July 6-10, July 20-24,         Dates .................. July 6-August 21
                           Aug. 3-7, Aug. 10-14, Aug. 17-20,      Cost .................... $110.25 per week                      Summer drop-in                                                  Registration ........Begins in March; call Diane Galloway
                           Full day: July 13-17, July 27-31       Registration ....... Call Sonya Patton                          For...................... Ages 6-12
                                                                                                                                  Dates .................. July 6-August 14                       toBin SportS camp
Hours ................. Half day: 9 am-12 pm or 1-4 pm
                           Full day: 9 am-3 pm
                                                                  BoSton chinatoWn neighBorhood                                   Cost .................... Free                                  For...................... Ages 7-13
Cost .................... Half day: $170 per week                 center red oak Summer program                                   Registration ....... None; drop-in program                      Dates .................. July 6-August 17
                           Full day: $299 per week                For...................... Ages 5-14                                                                                             Cost .................... $50 per week
                                                                                                                                  madiSon park community center                                   Registration ....... Begins in March; call John Jackson
Deadline............. FC/FS                                       Dates .................. July 6-August 21
                                                                  Cost .................... $75-$200 per week                     Summer day camp
Call .....................  617-965-5110                                                                                                                                                         tynan community center
Web site ............. paddleboston.com                           Registration ....... Call Kathy Choi, x 1033                    For...................... Ages 6-11
                                                                                                                                  Dates .................. July 6-August 14                       Fun-in-the-Sun
Sea kayak camp                                                    charleStoWn community center                                    Cost .................... $350 + $15 registration fee           For...................... Ages 7-13
For...................... Youth entering grades 6-8 with some     Summer collaBoratiVe                                            Registration ....... Call or see Shirley Billings               Dates .................. July 6-August 21
                           kayaking experience                    For...................... Age 7-14                                                                                              Cost .................... $225 for 7 weeks; some camperships
                                                                                                                                  marShall community center                                       Registration ........Begins in June; call Helen Allix
Location ............. Day trips from Newton, MA                  Dates .................. July 6-August 14
Dates .................. July 6-August 14: 1-week sessions        Cost .................... $25 per week                          Summer day program
                                                                                                                                                                                                  roche Family community center
                           begin each Monday                      Registration ....... Open House April 22, 4-7 pm                See Dorchester Sun & Fun Summer Enrichment
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Summer Fun camp
Hours ................. 8:30 am-4 pm                                                                                              mildred aVenue community center
Cost .................... $369 per week                           condon community center                                                                                                         For...................... Ages 3-5
                                                                  JuniorS camp                                                    Summer program                                                  Dates .................. July 6-August 14
Deadline............. FC/FS
Call .....................  617-965-5110                         For...................... Ages 5-6                              For...................... Ages 6-12                             Cost .................... $150 per week
Web site ............. paddleboston.com                           Dates .................. July 6-August 21                       Dates .................. July 6-August 21                       Registration ....... April 4, 9 am
                                                                  Cost .................... $225 for 7 weeks; sliding fee scale   Cost .................... $100 per week                         WeSt roxBury community centerS
Advanced Sea Kayak Camp is for youth entering                                                                                     Registration ....... Begins April 1;
                                                                  Registration ....... Begins early June                                                                                          For...................... Ages 6-11
grades 7–9 with significant kayaking experience.                                                                                                            call Charlynne Mines-Smart
Children ages 10-13 can also take lessons on the                  curley community center Summer                                                                                                  Dates .................. July 6-August 14, 8:30 am-3 pm
                                                                                                                                  murphy community center day camp                                Cost .................... $175 per week
Charles River in Newton. Two lessons are $75.                     youth actiVitieS program
                                                                                                                                  For...................... Ages 5-12                             Registration ....... April 4, 9 am
                                                                  For...................... Ages 6-12, South Boston residents
                                                                                                                                  Dates .................. July 6-24 and July 27-August 14        Vine Street community center
community muSic center                                            Dates .................. July 13-August 13,
                                                                                                                                  Cost .................... $240 per session; discounts for
                                                                                            Mon.-Thurs. 10 am-3 pm                                                                                Summer day program
oF BoSton                                                         Cost .................... Free; parents must be members of
                                                                                                                                                            siblings
                                                                                                                                  Registration ....... June 3 at 7 pm; call after that date       For...................... Ages 5.9-12
SummerartS                                                                                  the center                                                                                            Dates .................. July 6-August 21
                                                                                                                                                            and see if there are still openings
SummerARTS offers music, visual arts, movement                    Registration ....... July 10, 9 am; contact Mary Burke                                                                          Cost .................... $625
and dance, dramatics, performance and field trips.                                                                                naZZaro community center                                        Registration ....... Call Denise Watson or Aidee Pomales
                                                                  dorcheSter Sun & Fun Summer
                                                                                                                                  little tykeS day camp
For...................... Ages 4-14; Counselors-in-training,      enrichment program                                                                                                              BoSton centerS For youth & FamilieS
                           ages 11-14                                                                                             For...................... Ages 6-14
                                                                  at the Holland Community Center                                                                                                 CC = Community Center              
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Pool
Location ............. South End                                                                                                  Dates .................. June 22-August 14
                                                                  For...................... Ages 5-13
Dates .................. June 29-July 24                                                                                          Cost .................... Ages 6-10: $100 per week              Allston/Brighton Jackson/Mann CC .........617-635-5153
                                                                  Dates .................. June 29-August 21
Hours ................. 9 am-12 pm; extended day to 2 pm                                                                                                    Ages 11-14: $125 per week             Charlestown      Stillman Tennis Ctr .......617-635-5374
                                                                  Cost .................... $130 per week; $150 extended day;                                                                                      Charlestown CC .........617-635-5169
Cost .................... $785 for four weeks, $390 additional                                                                    Registration ....... Call Laurie or Carl
                                                                                            $30 registration fee                                                                                                   Clougherty Pool ........617-635-5173
                           for extended day; CITs $550; reduced   Registration ....... Applications available at Holland,         ohrenBerger community center                                                     Kent CC ........................617-635-5177
                           tuition available                                                Cleveland, Grove Hall, and Marshall   pre-School Summer program                                       Chinatown        Boston Chinatown CC 617-635-5129
Deadline............. FC/FS                                                                 community centers                                                                                     Dorchester       Cleveland CC ................617-635-5141
Call ..................... Lucy Joan Sollogub                                                                                     For...................... Ages 3-5
                                                                  galliVan community center                                       Dates .................. July 6-August 14, 9:00 am-12 pm                         Holland CC.................617-635-5144
                            617-482-7494 x 26 or                                                                                                                                                                  Marshall CC ...............617-635-5148
                           Jennifer Keller  617-482-7494 x 34    Summer program                                                  Cost .................... $85 per week
                                                                                                                                  Registration ....... Date will be announced; call Grace                          Murphy CC.................617-635-5150
SummerWindS and SummerStringS                                     For...................... Ages 5.9-12                                                                                                            Perkins CC..................617-635-5146
                                                                                                                                                            Guinnane
                                                                  Dates .................. July 6-August 21                                                                                       East Boston      Harborside CC ............617-635-5114
SummerWINDS (for clarinet) and SummerSTRINGS                      Cost .................... $80 per week                          ohrenBerger community center                                                     Harborside Skate Pk .....617-635-5114
(all string instruments) is for students with 1-2                 Registration ....... Call or see Vicky                          Summer School-age program                                                        Orient Heights CC .........617-635-5120
years of background, including public school                                                                                                                                                                       Paris Street CC ..............617-635-5125
experience. It offers group lessons, music theory,                groVe hall community center                                     For...................... Ages 6-12                                              Paris Street Pool ........617-635-5122
                                                                  See Dorchester Sun & Fun Summer Enrichment                      Dates .................. July 6-August 14                       Hyde Park        Hyde Park CC ................617-635-5178
performances, and field trips.
                                                                  Program. Check out the new center at Burke High!                Cost .................... $100 per week                         Jamaica Plain    Agassiz CC ....................617-635-5191
For...................... Youth in grades 4-7                                                                                     Registration ....... Wednesday evenings starting April 1,                        Curtis Hall CC .............617-635-5193
Location ............. South End                                                                                                                            6-7 pm; call Jacqui Perry
                                                                  harBorSide community center                                                                                                                      English High CC ............617-635-5244
Dates .................. June 29-July 24                                                                                                                                                                           Hennigan CC..............617-635-5198
Hours ................. 11 am-3 pm                                Summer program                                                  orchard gardenS community center
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mattapan         Gallivan CC ...................617-635-5252
Cost .................... Call for information; extensive         For...................... Ages 6-13                             girlS camp                                                                       Mattahunt CC ............617-635-5159
                           financial aid available                Dates .................. June 29-August 21                      For...................... Girls ages 5.9-12                                      Mildred Ave. CC .........617-635-1328
Call ..................... Will Fickes  617-482-7494 x 23        Cost .................... TBA. $40 registration fee (includes   Dates .................. July 6-August 21                       Mission Hill     Johnson CC...................617-635-5212
Web site ............. cmcb.org                                                             membership and two summer             Cost .................... $300                                                   Tobin CC .......................617-635-5216
                                                                                            program T-shirts)                     Registration ....... Date will be announced; contact            North End        Mirabella Pool ...........617-635-1276
dorcheSter neighBorhood                                           Registration ....... Begins May 1                                                         Louise Sowers or Latoya Weaver                         Nazzaro CC ...................617-635-5166
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Roslindale       Archdale CC ..................617-635-5256
SerVice center                                                    hyde park Summer camp program                                   orient heightS community center                                                  Flaherty Pool .............617-635-5181
School age enrichment program                                     For...................... Ages 8-12                             For...................... Ages 7-13                                              Roslindale CC ...............617-635-5185
                                                                  Dates .................. July 6-August 14                       Dates .................. July 6-August 21                       Roxbury          Madison Park CC........617-635-5209
Active sports and recreation are the focus of this                Cost .................... $110 per week                                                                                                          Mason Pool ...............617-635-5241
program. Meals and snack are provided. DNSC also                                                                                  Cost .................... $50 per week + membership fee
                                                                  Registration ....... Begins April 15;                           Registration ....... Starting in June by appointment                             Orchard Gardens CC......617-635-5240
strives to strengthen families by linking them to                                           contact Winston Lloyd                                                                                                  Shelburne CC ...............617-635-5213
basic resources.                                                                                                                  perkinS community center                                                         Vine Street CC ..............617-635-1285
                                                                  JackSon/mann community center                                   Summer day program                                              South Boston     Condon CC .................617-635-5100
For...................... Ages 6-12
Location ............. Dorchester                                 Summer program                                                  For...................... Ages 5-12                                              Curley CC ......................617-635-5104
                                                                  For...................... Ages 6-12                                                                                                              Tynan CC ......................617-635-5110
Languages ......... Haitian creole, Spanish                                                                                       Dates .................. July-August
                                                                  Dates .................. June 29-August 31                                                                                                       Walsh CC ......................617-635-5640
Dates .................. June 29-August 31                                                                                        Cost .................... About $100 per week                   South End        Blackstone CC ............617-635-5162
Hours ................. 8 am-6 pm                                 Cost .................... $105 per week                         Registration ....... Date will be announced                     West Roxbury     Draper Pool ...............617-635-5021
Cost .................... $35 per day; sliding fee scale;         Registration ....... Begins May in May;                                                                                                          Ohrenberger CC ............617-635-5183
                           scholarships available                                           contact Sacha Knight                                                                                                   Roche Family CC ...........617-635-5066
Call ..................... 617-288-2700 x 203                                                                                                                                                                      West Roxbury CC .......617-635-5190
Web site ............. bostonabcd.org


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Summer Day Camps & Programs (continued)
dotWell                                                            Languages ......... Spanish, Cape Verdean creole                    girl ScoutS oF eaStern maSS.                                         For...................... Ages 6-12
                                                                   Dates .................. June 29-August 28                                                                                               Location ............. Various in Beacon Hill/Downtown
atlaS adVentureS                                                   Hours ................. 8 am-6 pm                                   day camp                                                             Dates .................. June 22-Sept. 3: 1-week sessions
This program at Dorchester House features                          Cost .................... About $155 per week for non-              The Girl Scouts offer a huge variety of programs at                  Hours ................. 9 am-12:30 pm or 9 am-4 pm;
swimming, sailing, golf, art, and recreation.                                                 residents, $75 for development           Camp Cedar Hill in nearby Waltham, from outdoor                                                 extended day 8 am-5:30- pm
For...................... Ages 6-12                                                           residents; vouchers accepted             living skills and nature to drama and arts−even                      Cost .................... $200 half day; $320 full day;
Location ............. Dorchester House                            Deadline............. June 12 or FC/FS                              crime scene investigation! Register on-line or call                                             extended day $135 additional
Dates .................. July 6-August 21                          Call ..................... Marie Maxey  617-426-2900               for a brochure.                                                      Deadline............. FC/FS
Hours ................. 8:30 am-6 pm                               Web site ............. ellismemorial.org                            For...................... Girls entering grades 1-12, including      Call .....................  617-227-5838
Cost .................... $70 per week; financial aid;                                                                                                            those who are not Girl Scouts             Web site ............. hillhouseboston.org
                           sliding fee scale                       Federated dorcheSter                                                Location ............. Camp Cedar Hill, Waltham; check the           Hill House also has a half-day Kiddie Camp for
Deadline............. FC/FS; rolling admissions                    neighBorhood houSeS, inc.                                                                      Web site for locations of all their day   ages 3-5. One-week sessions are $185. Visit their
Call ..................... Teo Evans  617-740-2309                                                                                                               and overnight camps                       Web site or call for information.
Web site ............. dotwell.org                                 Summer campS & programS
                                                                                                                                       Transportation ... Provided from most Boston
                                                                   FDNH has summer programs in two locations, with                                                neighborhoods
eaSt BoSton Social centerS                                         on-site activities and trips. Students who go to                    Languages ......... Spanish                                          hyde Square taSk Force
                                                                   summer school can attend in the afternoon.                          Dates .................. June 29-August 14: 1 and                    When Summer Stuff went to press, Hyde Square Task
Summer playSchool program
                                                                   For...................... Ages 6-12                                                            2-week sessions                           Force hadn't finalized plans for summer programs.
Summer Playschool is the perfect opportunity for                                                                                                                                                            Check with them in March or April.
                                                                   Locations............ Dorchester Place and Little House,                                       Open House: Sunday, May 4, 1-3 pm
children to explore the natural world of science,                                                                                      Hours ................. Cedar Hill: 9 am-4 pm; extended
                                                                                              Dorchester                                                                                                    Call ..................... Ana  617-524-8303 x 324
math, art, field trips, athletics, and recreational                                                                                                               hours available (additional cost),
                                                                   Languages ......... Spanish                                                                                                              Web site ............. hydesquare.org
activities.                                                        Dates .................. July 6-August 28                                                      7:30 am-6 pm
For...................... Ages 5 (K2)-14                           Hours ................. 9 am-4 pm; extended hours                   Cost .................... $200-$370 per week including               id tech campS
Location ............. East Boston                                                            8 am-5:30 pm                                                        transportation; financial aid
Transportation ... Provided in East Boston and Chelsea                                                                                                            available                                 Create digital movies, Web sites, video games,
                                                                   Cost .................... $110-$160 per week; camperships;
Languages ......... Spanish, Italian                                                          sliding fee scale; vouchers accepted     Deadline............. ASAP                                           robots and more! iD Tech Camps provides week long
Dates .................. July 6-August 21: 1-week sessions         Call ..................... Frank Reid, Dorchester Place             Call .....................  617-482-1078 x 220                      day and overnight summer programs for ages 7-18
Hours ................. 8:30 am-3:30 pm; extended hours to                                     617-474-1104                           Web site ............. girlscoutseasternmass.org                     at over 60 universities in 26 states, including MIT.
                           5:30 pm available                                                  Debbie Crisman, Little House                                                                                  Teen programs include: iD Gaming Academy, iD Film
Cost .................... $90 per 1-week session; $30                                          617-282-2180                           hale day camp                                                        Academy and iD Programming Academy.
                           additional for extended hours;          Email .................. freid@fdnh.org                             Hale Day Camp offers the perfect setting for a                       For .................... Ages 7-18
                           financial aid available; vouchers                                  dcrisman@fdnh.org                        summer of outdoor fun and learning. Hale’s                           Locations ........... MIT in Cambridge and over 60
                           accepted                                                                                                    ‘backyard’ includes woods, ponds, two large playing                                             prestigious universities
Deadline............. FC/FS; registration by appointment           Fourth preSByterian church                                          fields, a private swimming beach, outdoor activity                   Dates .................. MIT: 1-week sessions, June 22-
                           only                                                                                                                                                                                                        August 3; dates vary by location
Call ..................... Johnny Giraldo
                                                                   Summer programS                                                     pavilions, an arts and crafts cabin, and a lodge.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hours ................. Mon.-Thurs., 9 am-5 pm; Friday to
                            617-569-3221 x 25                      The following two programs are sponsored by a                     For...................... Ages 4-15                                                             3:30 pm; overnight camps available
Web site ............. ebsoc.org                                   Christian faith-based organization.                                 Location ............. Hale Reservation, Westwood                                               at other locations
                                                                                                                                       Transportation ... From English High (JP), Holy Name                 Cost ................... Day camp $779 per week
                                                                   maZemakerS South BoSton
eaSt end houSe                                                     Mazemakers emphasizes team building and offers
                                                                                                                                                                  School (West Roxbury), and suburbs        Deadline............. First come, first serve. Check Web site
                                                                                                                                       Dates .................. June 29-August 28; 2-week sessions;                                    for specials and discounts.
Summer Fun                                                         classes in video, science, writing, sculpture, dance,                                          last session 5 days                       Call .....................  1-888-709-TECH (8324)
This program offers swimming, field trips, sports,                 and more. Breakfast and lunch are included.                         Hours ................. 8:30 am-3:45 pm; extended day                Web site ............. internalDrive.com
and educational activities.                                        For...................... Ages 9-13                                                            to 6 pm
For...................... Ages 5-14                                Location ............. South Boston                                 Cost .................... $645 for 2 weeks; more for other           idiil learning Foundation
Location ............. East Cambridge                              Dates .................. July 6-August 14                                                      programs and extended day
Dates .................. June 22-August 28                         Hours ................. 8:30 am-2:30 pm with extended day           Deadline............. FC/FS                                          academic Summer day program
Hours ................. 7:30 am-5:30 pm                                                       option to 3:30 pm                        Call .....................  1-781-326-1770 x 15                     In this discovery-based academic and recreational
Cost .................... $150 per week; financial aid may be      Cost .................... $150 or less for six weeks; fee based     Web site ............. halereservation.org                           program, children do math, English, and science
                           available; vouchers accepted                                       on income                                                                                                     in the morning. Afternoon activities include arts,
Deadline............. FC/FS                                        Deadline............. FC/FS                                         harVard uniVerSity muSeum oF                                         games, drama, and music. Students also participate
Call ..................... Chrissy Souder  617-876-4444           Call ..................... Rev. Burns Stanfield or                  natural hiStory                                                      in many educational field trips.
E-mail ................ chrissy@eastendhouse.org                                              Diane Fuller  617-268-1281                                                                                   For ..................... Ages 5-13
                                                                                                                                       Summer Science WeekS 2009
                                                                   Summer mealS                                                                                                                             Location ............. Boston, Newton, Cambridge,
elliS memorial &                                                                                                                       Children spend a week with museum artifacts,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Malden, Quincy, and Lexington
                                                                   This free, half-day program includes breakfast,                     meet live animals, use scientific equipment, explore
eldredge houSe, inc.                                               lunch, and recreational activities.                                 the museum’s exhibits, conduct experiments, do
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Languages ......... Chinese
Summer programS                                                                                                                                                                                             Dates .................. Pre-session: June 22-26
                                                                   For...................... Ages 4-12                                 outdoor activities and craft projects, and more.                                                Session I: June 29-July 24
Ellis Memorial’s summer programs provide                           Location ............. South Boston                                 The program is taught by the Museum’s full-time                                                 Session II: July 27-Aug. 21
learning opportunities, arts and crafts, gym                       Dates .................. July 6-August 14                           education specialists.                                                                          Post-session: August 24-28
games, computer lab, cooking lessons, and trips to                 Hours ................. 8:30 am-12:30 pm                            For...................... Children who have completed pre-K          Hours ................. 9 am-4 pm; half day 9 am-1 pm;
museums, beaches, and many other recreational                      Cost .................... Free                                                                 (age 4)-grade 6                                                      extended hours available (additional
sites in and around Boston. Breakfast, lunch, and                  Deadline............. FC/FS                                         Location ............. Cambridge                                                                cost)
snacks are provided.                                               Call ..................... Rev. Burns Stanfield or                  Dates .................. July 13-31; various 1-week sessions         Cost .................... $455 per session full-day, $395
                                                                                              Diane Fuller  617-268-1281                                         for different age groups                                             half-day, $145 per week for pre/post
For...................... Ages 5-13 (K2-grade 7)
                                                                   Web site ............. fourthpresbyterian.org                       Hours ................. 9:30 am-12 pm                                                           sessions or weekly enrollment (prices
Location ............. 66 Berkeley St. (South End), Tent City
                          (South End/Back Bay), and Madison                                                                            Cost .................... Members: $135 per week                                                may vary for different locations);
                          Park (Lower Roxbury)                                                                                                                    Non-members: $150 per week                                           vouchers accepted
                                                                                                                                       Deadline............. FC/FS                                          Deadline............. FC/FS
                                                                                                                                       Call .....................  617-495-2341                            Call ..................... 617-426-4126
                                                                                                                                       E-mail ................ reservations@oeb.harvard.edu                 Email .................. chitienhsu@speakeasy.net


        What else?
                                                                                                                                       Web ................... hmnh.harvard.edu/kids_classes/               Web site ............. idiil.com

                                                         Go to a museum.                                                               hill houSe
                                                                                                                                                                  index.php#summerprograms                  Summer computer camp
                                                                                                                                                                                                            In this discovery-based, project-driven and fun-
                                                                                                                                                                                                            filled computer program, children learn MS Office,




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                                                                For information and links to all the museums in                        Summer day camp                                                      multimedia web design, or game programming,
                                                                and around Boston, visit:                                              Hill House campers do arts and crafts, play sports                   depending on their level of computer literacy. They
                                                                                                                                       on Boston Common and the Esplanade, and swim at                      also participate in many educational field trips.
                                                                         www.museumsofboston.org                                       the Charles River Park pool. They also go on weekly                  For...................... Ages 9-16
                                                                                                                                       field trips to places like the Children’s Museum,                    Location ............. Boston, Newton, Cambridge,
                                                                MUSEUMS iN AND NEAR BOSTON                                             Fenway Park, and Crane’s Beach. No two weeks are                                               Malden, Quincy, and Lexington
                                                                (and on the MBTA)                                                      ever the same!                                                       Dates .................. Session I: June 29-July 24
                                                                Children’s Museum ..................................  617-426-8855    For...................... Ages 5-10                                                            Session II: July 27-Aug. 21
                                                                Commonwealth Museum ........................  617-727-9268            Location ............. Beacon Hill                                   Hours ................. 9 am-4 pm; half day 9 am-1 pm;
                                                                Gardner Museum ....................................  617-566-1401     Dates .................. June 22-Sept. 3: 1-week sessions                                      extended hours available (additional
                                                                Harvard Art Museums .............................  617-495-9400       Hours ................. 9 am-4 pm; extended day                                                cost)
                                                                Harvard Natural History Museums ..........  617-495-3045                                         8 am-5:30 pm                              Cost .................... $555 full-day, $495 half-day; price



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                                                                                                                                       Cost .................... $330 per week; discounts for siblings                                may vary for different locations
                                                                Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA).........  617-478-3100
                ou’ll be amazed at what you can                                                                                                                   and for campers who sign up for all       Deadline............. FC/FS
                                                                John F. Kennedy Library & Museum ........  617-514-1600                                          10 weeks. Extended day: $135 per          Contact info........ See above
                find in Boston’s museums.                       Larz Anderson Auto Museum ..................  617-522-6547                                       week additional
                Some museums are free for                       Museum of African American History ......  617-725-0022               Deadline............. FC/FS                                          John F. kennedy Family
    children under 12. Others have special times                Museum of Fine Arts ...............................  617-267-9300     Call .....................  617-227-5838                            SerVice center
    when the museum is free for everyone. If                    Museum of Science .................................  617-723-2500     Web site ............. hillhouseboston.org
                                                                New England Aquarium ..........................  617-973-5200                                                                              School age child care program
    you plan ahead, you can get a pass at your                                                                                         SportS campS
                                                                Old South Meeting House .......................  617-482-6439                                                                              Children participate in a variety of activities which
    local library for free or discount tickets to                                                                                      These camps offers the sports enthusiast the                         focus on academic enrichment, creative arts, and
                                                                Peabody Museum ...................................  617-496-1027
    many of the museums listed here. [See                                                                                              opportunity to play all different types of sports and                local field trips around the city, including the pool,
                                                                Trailside Museum ....................................  617-333-0690
    page 8 for a list of Boston libraries.]                                                                                            activities. Schedules change each week.                              parks, museums, and other recreational activities.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Breakfast, lunch, and snack are included.


4                                                                                           Boston public Schools  Summer Stuff Jr. 2009
Summer Day Camps & Programs (continued)
For...................... Ages 5-7 whose parents are working                                    English
                                                                                                                                                                     Boys & girls clubs
                                                                                                                                       W
                           or in school; priority for children who   Dates .................. June 29-July 10                                     hen children become members of their Boys & Girls Club, they discover a world of fun,
                           live in Charlestown                       Hours ................. Mon.-Fri., 9 am-3 pm; breakfast 8:30                 adventure, and learning. Membership is about $5-$25.
Location ............. Charlestown                                   Cost .................... Free
Languages ......... Spanish, Chinese                                 Deadline............. June 5                                                     These clubhouses are affiliated with Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston – bgcb.org
Dates .................. June 29-Sept. 4; children enroll for        Call ..................... Amelia St. Peter-Blair
                           the summer                                                            617-627-4207                      Blue hill aVe. *                                                  Call .................... Mike Joyce  617-288-7120 x 140
Hours ................. 8 am-6 pm                                    Web site ............. earlyalgebra.org                                                                                          Web site ............. bgcdorchester.org
                                                                                                                                    Summer Fun 2009
Cost .................... $200 or less per week; vouchers
                           accepted; fee based on family             longy School oF muSic Summer                                   For...................... Ages 6 (entering grade 1)-12 who        yaWkey cluB oF roxBury *
                           income; EEC slots                                                                                                                   are members
                                                                     programS                                                       Location ............. Dorchester                                 camp JuBilee
Deadline............. FC/FS
Call .....................  617-241-7017 x 1339                     muSical diScoVerieS                                            Languages ......... Spanish, Haitian creole,                      For...................... Ages 6 (entering grade 1)-12
                                                                                                                                                               Cape Verdean creole                    Location ............. Roxbury
Email .................. enrollment@kennedycenter.org                This fun-filled camp for children ages 4-5 will
                                                                                                                                    Dates .................. July 6-August 21                         Dates .................. July 6-August 21
                                                                     expose them to rhythm, singing and movement                                                                                      Hours ................. 8:30 am-4:30 pm; extended day
kidSartS! Summer day program                                         games, musical stories, instrumental discovery and             Hours ................. 8:30 am-3:30 pm; optional extended
                                                                                                                                                               day to 6 pm                                                       7:30-8:30 am and 4:30-5:30 pm
This program offers a different theme each week,                     yoga. Mid-morning snacks provided.                                                                                               Cost ................... $140 for two weeks; morning
                                                                                                                                    Cost .................... About $125 for two weeks + $60 for
art classes, field trips, sports, and swimming.                      For...................... Ages 4-5                                                        two weeks/extended day; discounts                                 or afternoon extended day $25;
For...................... Ages 6-11 (entering grades                 Location ............. Longy School of Music, Cambridge                                   for additional children in family;                                $50 for both
                           1-5); some disabilities can be            Dates .................. June 29-July 3 and July 6-10                                     limited financial aid; membership is   Deadline............. FC/FS; $140 deposit due April 27
                           accommodated, please call for             Hours ................. 9 am-12 pm                                                        $25 per year                                                      for July sessions
                           further information                       Cost .................... $330 per session; $580 for both      Deadline............. FC/FS. Members: call for application        Call ..................... Michelle Joiner
Location ............. Jamaica Plain                                 Deadline............. April 15                                                            starting March 1                                                   617-427-6050 x 229
Languages ......... Spanish, Japanese, Italian                       muSical kaleidoScope                                                                      Non-members: April 1
Dates .................. July 6-August 21                                                                                           Call .....................  617-474-1050                         SaleSian
Hours ................. 8 am-6 pm                                    In this fast-paced camp, children take part in
                                                                     rhythm classes, singing and movement, games,                                                                                     Summer camp
Cost .................... $200 per week; vouchers accepted.
                                                                     musical stories, lessons on piano or stringed
                                                                                                                                    charleStoWn                                                      For...................... Ages 6-14
Deadline............. Application and deposit due June 1                                                                            Summer day camp
                                                                     instruments, yoga and much more! Morning and                                                                                     Location ............. East Boston
Call .....................  617-524-0818
                                                                     afternoon snacks are provided.                                 For...................... Ages 6-12 who are members               Dates .................. June 29-August 28
Web site ............. jpkidsarts.org
                                                                                                                                    Location ............. Charlestown                                Hours ................. 7 am-6 pm
                                                                     For...................... Ages 5-7                                                                                               Cost .................... $100 per week if paid a week in
kidZart® camp                                                        Location ............. Near Harvard Square, Cambridge          Languages ......... Spanish
                                                                                                                                    Dates .................. July 6-August 21                                                    advance; $125 per week regular;
KidzArt® is a one-week art education program that                    Dates .................. June 29-July 3 and July 6-10                                                                                                       very limited financial aid; vouchers
                                                                     Hours ................. 9 am-3 pm                              Hours ................. 9 am-4 pm; extended hours
emphasizes creativity, self-confidence, and fun.                                                                                                               available, 8 am-5:30 pm ($50 extra                                accepted
KidzArt® Camp combines a unique drawing program                      Cost .................... $530 per session; $930 for both                                                                        Deadline............. FC/FS
                                                                     Deadline............. April 15                                                            per session)
and wonderfully creative art projects. Children will                                                                                Cost .................... $150 for two weeks; discount for        Call .....................  617-567-6626
be introduced to various media and will learn to use                 Both programs:                                                                            brothers and sisters; financial aid    Web site ............. salesianclub.com
collage, painting, and other art techniques.                         Contact............... karen.burciaga@longy.edu                Registration ....... Begins March 9, 6 pm; then FC/FS
For...................... Ages 4-12                                                          617-876-0956 x 1532                   Call ..................... John Killoran  617-242-1775           South BoSton 
Location ............. Riverside Theatre Works, Hyde Park            Web site ............. longy.edu                                                                                                 Fun in the Sun
Dates .................. July 27-31                                  Longy also offers summer programs for piano, cello,            BoyS & girlS cluBS oF                                             The South Boston Boys and Girls Club is part of
Hours ................. Ages 4-6: 10 am-12 pm                        and Suzuki-method violin.                                      dorcheSter                                                        the South Boston Summer Collaborative (SBSC),
                           Ages 7-12: 1-3 pm                                                                                        Programs take place at the Colonel Daniel Marr                    which also includes the Tynan Community Center,
Cost .................... $160; includes all materials




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                                                                                                                                    Clubhouse on Deer St., the Paul R. McLaughlin Youth               Condon Community Center, and South Boston
Deadline............. July 1                                                                                                                                                                          Neighborhood House. The group runs many
                                                                                                                                    Center on Dorchester Ave., and the Walter Denney
Call .....................  1-781-608-0289
                                                                                                                                    Youth Center in Harbor Point.                                     different programs and also helps sign children
Web site ............. kidzartma.com
                                                                                                                                    For...................... Registered members ages 5-18            up for overnight camp. See the listing for SBSC on
                                                                                                                                                                                                      page 7.
the learning proJect                                                                                                                Location ............. Dorchester
                                                                                                                                    Dates .................. July 6- August 14; pre-registered
elementary School                                                                                                                                             Workshop Week, June 29-July 3,          WeSt end houSe
Summer in the city                                                                                                                                            limited spots; weeks of August 17       In 2008, West End House ran a day program for
This is a full-day, educational program that                                                                                                                  and 24, off-site programming, pre-      ages 7-13 plus day and evening programs for
offers daily adventures in the city, together with                                                                                                            invitation required                     ages 13-18. Below is 2008 information; 2009
traditional arts and crafts, sports, movement, and                   maSS. auduBon Society                                          Hours ................. Childcare, ages 5-12:                     information was not available at press time.
cooking activities in the afternoon.                                                                                                                          7:30 am-5:30 pm
                                                                     BoSton nature center (Bnc)                                                                                                       For...................... Ages 7-18
                                                                                                                                                              Activities, ages 6-7: half-day,
For...................... Students entering K-grade 3                Summer day camp                                                                          9 am-12:15 pm or 1-4:15 pm              Location ............. Allston
Location ............. 110 Commonwealth Ave. (Back Bay)              At BNC Summer Camp, campers learn about the                                              Ages 8-12: 9 am-4:30 pm                 Languages ......... Spanish, Haitian creole,
Dates .................. Session 1: June 22-July 2                   natural world in a safe, diverse environment and                                         Drop-in, ages 13-18: 11 am-10:45 pm                                Portuguese, Russian, ASL
                          Session 2: July 6-17                       meet new friends along with trained, qualified                 Cost .................... $5 club membership for on-site          Dates .................. Late June-late August
Hours ................. 8:30 am-3:30 pm; late care to                teacher/naturalists and staff. Activities include                                        drop-in activities; about $110          Hours ................. 8:30 am-5:30 pm
                          5:30 pm depending on enrollment                                                                                                     per week for child care; vouchers       Cost .................... Sliding scale; scholarships available
                                                                     small group nature studies, gardening, arts, songs,
Cost .................... Session 1: $630. Session 2: $700.                                                                                                   accepted                                                           for current West End House
                                                                     and cooperative games. There are different themes
                          Scholarships available.                                                                                   Deadline............. Childcare, FC/FS; ages 6 to 12, FC/FS,                                 members
Deadline............. June 1                                         for each age group each week.
                                                                                                                                                              registration starts in June;            Deadline............. FC/FS
                                                                     For...................... Ages 6-14                                                                                              Call ..................... Jenny Nute  617-787-4044 x 24
auguSt ScholarS                                                      Location ............. Walk Hill St., Mattapan                                           Teens: rolling enrollment
This program is designed for students from Boston                    Languages ......... Spanish
who might have limited access to summer programs                     Dates .................. June 22-August 21
and who will benefit from an academic boost in                       Hours ................. 8:30 am-5:30 pm                        painting, sculpture, fashion, computer animation                    Call .....................  617-562-0550
the middle of the summer. Students work on math                      Cost .................... $50-$290 per 1-week session, based   and more. Students may attend morning or                            Web site ............. massmotiondance.com
and language arts in the morning and take sailing                                               on household income; discount for   afternoon sessions or both.
lessons in the afternoon.                                                                       Mass. Audubon Society members       For...................... Students entering grades 4-12             mit Summer day camp
                                                                     Deadline............. Ongoing, FC/FS                           Location ............. Huntington Ave., Boston                      At MIT Summer Day Camp, campers develop life
For...................... Students entering grade 5 or 6 in          Call .....................  617-983-8500                      Dates .................. July 6-17                                  skills through group activities and exposure to
                          September (age 10 before July 20)          Web site ............. massaudubon.org/boston                  Hours ................. 8:30 am-12 pm and 1-4:30 pm                 diverse athletic and educational experiences at
Location ............. 107 Marlborough St. (Back Bay)
Dates .................. July 20-August 7                                                                                           Cost .................... Half day, $575; full day, $1,150;         MIT's state-of the-art facilities in Cambridge.
                                                                     chickataWBut hill Summer camp                                                             scholarships available based on need
Hours ................. 8 am-3 pm; extended day to 5 pm                                                                                                                                                 For...................... Ages 6-13
                                                                     Campers discover the world of nature through                   Deadline............. FC/FS for applications and
Cost .................... Free                                                                                                                                                                          Location ............. MIT in Cambridge
Deadline............. May 15                                         exploration hikes, games, living history, and more.                                       scholarships                             Dates .................. June 15-August 7; two 1-week
                                                                     For.....................Ages 4½-14                             Call .....................  617-879-7170                                                      sessions and three 2-week sessions
Both Learning Project programs:                                                                                                     Web site ............. massart.edu, click
Contact............... Jen Lesky  617-266-8427                      Location ............Blue Hills, Milton                                                                                            Hours ................. 9 am-3:45 pm; extended day 8-9 am
                                                                     Dates .................June 22-August 28 ; 1 and 2-week                                   “Continuing Education”                                              and 4-5:30 pm
Web site ............. learningproject.org
                                                                                             sessions                                                                                                   Cost .................... $235 for 1 week, $605 for 2 weeks
                                                                     Hours ................9 am-3 pm; extended day 3-5 pm           maSS motion dance                                                   Deadline............. FC/FS
link: algeBra & lego roBoticS
                                                                     Cost ...................$295 per 1-week session; $585          Summer dance camp                                                   Call .....................  617-253-2913
In this free program, students work on algebra in                                                                                                                                                       Web site ............. web.mit.edu/daycamp
                                                                                             per 2-week session; extended day       Mass Motion Kid’s Camp gives students the chance
the morning and engineer robots with LEGO bricks
                                                                                             $80; discount for Mass. Audubon        to explore many different kinds of dance and other
in the afternoon. You do not need high grades in                                                                                                                                                        muSeum oF Fine artS
                                                                                             members                                art forms. There are also a Teen Camp Intensive, Tiny
math to attend! Sponsored by the Tufts University                    Call .....................  617-333-0690
Department of Education, the Tufts University                                                                                       Tots program for ages 3-5, Mommy and Me for ages                    Weekly JourneyS through art
                                                                     Web site ............. massaudubon.org                         2-3, and dance classes.                                             Each week-long session focuses on a specific theme
Center for Engineering Education and Outreach
(CEEO), and the Mission Hill School, with support                                                                                   For...................... Kid’s Camp: ages 6-11                     or culture. In small groups, children visit MFA
                                                                     maSS. college oF art & deSign                                                                                                      galleries; and draw, paint, sculpt, collage, print, and
from the National Science Foundation. Breakfast                                                                                                               Teen Intensive: ages 12-18
and lunch are provided.                                              creatiVe Vacation                                              Location ............. Brighton                                     more. Supervised lunch is available for children who
                                                                     Creative Vacation is a rigorous and fun program for            Dates .................. July 20-24 and August 3-7                  stay for the full day.
For...................... Boston students now in
                                                                     young artists of all abilities to find community and                                     Teen Intensive: August 17-21              For...................... Ages 6-12
                          grades 6, 7 and 8
                                                                     develop skills in fields they love. Options include            Hours ................. 10 am-3 pm; extended day available          Dates .................. June 22-August 28; 1-week sessions
Location ............. Mission Hill School, Roxbury
                                                                                                                                    Cost .................... $250 per week; extended day $5 per        Hours ................. 9 am-12 pm and/or 1-4 pm; optional
Languages ......... Spanish; students must be fluent in
                                                                                                                                                              hour                                                                late pick-up 4:45 pm


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Summer Day Camps & Programs (continued)
Cost .................... Per half-day session: $175 members,     Cost .................... Free; transportation, breakfast,          Location ............. Roxbury                                        preVention noW!
                           $210 non-members; $30 for late                                   lunch, and snacks are included            Transportation ... Provided from some neighborhoods
                           pick-up; $60 for supervised lunch      Deadline............. Application (including parent/                Hours ................. Monday-Friday, 9 am- 4 pm                     aaa School age child care program
                           hour; very limited financial aid                                 guardian financial information,                                                                                 This program features academics, daily literacy
                                                                                                                                      natiVe american youth enrichment                                      activities, science, cooking, dance, the Investment
Deadline............. FC/FS                                                                 teacher recommendations, and
Call .....................  617-369-3295                                                   grades) due no later than March 27.       program                                                               Club, sports, arts, field trips, and classes in a
Web site ............. mfa.org/calendar                                                                                               For...................... Youth of Native American descent,           modern, multimedia computer lab.
                                                                  origination, inc.                                                                             ages 6-13
                                                                                                                                                                                                            For...................... Ages 5-13
muSeum oF Science                                                 imani Summer program
                                                                                                                                      Location ............. Jamaica Plain
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Location ............. Hennigan School, Jamaica Plain
                                                                                                                                      Transportation ... Provided from Boston neighborhoods
Summer courSeS                                                    This performing arts program offers workshops in                    Hours ................. Monday-Friday, 8:30 am- 3:30 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Transportation ... Provided from Dorchester, Roxbury,
With more than 30 courses to choose from, the                     all kinds of dance, including hip hop and African,                                                                                                                   Jamaica Plain, Hyde Park, Roslindale,
Museum of Science (MOS) offers something for                      plus field trips, arts and crafts, special guests, and              roxBury youth initiatiVe                                                                         Mattapan, South End: $9 per day
every science & technology lover. Students can dive                                                                                   For...................... Ages 6-13 who live in Academy                                          round trip, $6 one way
                                                                  much more.
                                                                                                                                                                Homes, Orchard Gardens, or Roxbury          Languages ......... Spanish
into marine biology, build a robot or rocket, hunt for            For ..................... Ages 7-11                                 Location ............. Roxbury                                        Dates .................. June 29-September 4; program is
treasure, go to mini-medical school, work with live               Location ............. Egleston Square, Roxbury                     Transportation ... Provided from Academy Homes I & II,                                           open year-round after school and
animals, and much more. Morning, afternoon, and                   Dates .................. July 6-31                                                                                                                                   during school vacations
full-day weekly programs are available. The only                                                                                                                and Orchard Gardens
                                                                  Hours ................. 8:30 am-4:30 pm; extended day               Hours ................. Monday-Friday, 9 am- 4 pm                     Hours ................. 8 am-4:30 pm
catch: the program is only open to MOS members.                                              available 7:30 am-5:30 pm                                                                                      Cost .................... $39 per day; $22.25 blended rate
For...................... Students entering grades 1-10 who       Cost .................... $550 for four weeks: $125 for am or       reFugee youth Summer enrichment                                                                  for year-round students; subsidies
                           are MOS members                                                   pm extended care, $250 for both          For...................... Immigrant youth, attending high                                        based on family income; vouchers
Location ............. Science Park stop on the Green Line        Deadline............. June 26                                                                 school, interested in ESL instruction                                  accepted; breakfast, lunch and
Dates .................. July 6-August 14; 1-week sessions        Call .....................  617-541-1875                                                     (ages 14-21)                                                           snacks included
Hours ................. Full day 9 am-4 pm; half day              Web site ............. originationinc.org                           Location ............. On campus at Harvard University,               Deadline............. FC/FS
                           9 am-12 pm and 1-4 pm; optional                                                                                                      Cambridge                                   Call .....................  617-445-4582
                           extended day, 8 am-6 pm                paige academy                                                       Transportation ... During previous years, we have
Cost .................... Full day $550; half day $275; am        nguZo SaBa Summer camp                                                                        received donations covering the costs       proJect alerta Verano
                           extended day $25, pm extended day                                                                                                    of T passes for transportation during       This four-week program is for Latino students and
                                                                  Activities include African drumming, dance, art,                                              the summer
                           $40; scholarships available. MOS                                                                                                                                                 English Language Learners who attend Boston
                           memberships: $70 and up
                                                                  music, science, storytelling, computers, swimming,                  Hours ................. Mon.-Fri., 4:30-7:30 pm with
                                                                  gardening, and field trips. Each 2-week session has                                                                                       Public Schools (BPS). Each summer, Project
Deadline............. FC/FS.                                                                                                                                    additional excursions and
                                                                  a theme: Nature Around Us, The Universe, Sources                                              educational field trips                     ALERTA focuses on a different academic theme.
Call .....................  617-589-0300
                                                                  of Energy, and Cultural Diversity.                                                                                                        Students learn while having fun as they complete
Web site ............ mos.org/courses                                                                                                 South BoSton outreach Summer
                                                                  For...................... Ages 5-12; Counselors in Training,
                                                                                                                                                                                                            projects, take field trips, and present their learning
neW england aquarium                                                                        ages 13-18                                For...................... Ages 6-13 who live in South Boston          to families at the end of the summer. Students
                                                                  Location ............. Roxbury                                      Location ............. South Boston                                   entering grade 6 will also prepare to take the ISEE
harBor diScoVerieS                                                                                                                    Transportation ... Provided from some neighborhoods                   (the test to get into Boston Latin School, Boston
                                                                  Languages ......... Spanish, French, Cape Verdean
Nature serves as our outdoor classroom as we travel                                         Creole, Portuguese                        Hours ................. Monday-Friday, 9 am- 4 pm                     Latin Academy, and O’Bryant School of Math and
to sites exploring aquatic environments. One- and                 Dates .................. June 29-August 21; 2-week sessions                                                                               Science).




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two-week programs include behind-the-scenes                       Hours ................. 8 am-5:30 pm                                                                                                      For...................... Latino students and English
activities in New England Aquarium galleries,                     Cost .................... Ages 5-12 $350 per session + $50                                                                                                           Language Learners who attend the
excursions to Boston Harbor Islands, field trips to                                         registration + field trip fee;                                                                                                             BPS and who are entering grades 4,
north and south shore habitats, and an overnight                                            Counselors in Training: $150 + $50                                                                                                         5, or 6 in September 2009
experience. Meals and snacks are provided.                                                  registration + field trip fee; vouchers                                                                         Location ............. UMass Boston, Dorchester
For...................... Students entering grades 4-9                                      accepted; subsidies available.                                                                                  Languages ......... Spanish
Location ............. Central Wharf, Boston                      Deadline............. FC/FS, April 30 for $50 scholarship                                                                                 Dates .................. June 29-July 24
Dates .................. July 6-August 21                         Contact............... Ashé Brooks-Cook  617-445-6969                                                                                    Hours ................. 9 am-2 pm
Hours ................. Mon.-Wed., 9 am-5 pm;                     E-mail ................ abrooks-cook@paigeacademy.org                                                                                     Cost .................... $60 for four weeks
                           Thurs. 9 am-Fri. 1 pm (overnight)                                                                                                                                                Deadline............. June 12; call for application
Cost .................... 1 week: $600 members/$650               phillipS BrookS houSe                                               pierS park Sailing center                                             Call .....................  617-287-7634 or 617-287-7659
                           non-members; 2 weeks/advanced          aSSociation, inc.                                                   Summer youth program                                                  Email .................. katie.graham@umb.edu
                           programs, $650-$1,400; scholarships                                                                                                                                              Web site ............. ilt.umb.edu
                                                                  Phillips Brooks House Association, the student                      The Piers Park Sailing Center offers a sailing
                           for Boston residents                                                                                       program for children ages 10 and up. Morning
                                                                  volunteer and community service organization                                                                                              proJect r.i.S.e.
Deadline............. May 29                                                                                                          sessions are for beginners, and afternoon sessions
                                                                  at Harvard University, runs the Summer Urban
Call .....................  617-973-5206;  617-973-0253                                                                                                                                                   Project R.I.S.E.—Respect, Integrity and Success
                                                                  Program, a network of ten summer programs in                        are for more experienced sailors. Besides learning
                           for scholarship information                                                                                                                                                      through Education—provides challenging
                                                                  Boston and Cambridge for low-income children.                       to sail, the program focuses on leadership and team
Web site ............. neaq.org/scilearn/summerprogs/                                                                                                                                                       academic work in math, language arts, science, and
                                                                  All include academic enrichment and recreation.                     building, improving self-esteem, and developing an
                                                                  Priority for registration is given to returning                     appreciation of the natural environment of Boston                     multicultural history. It also includes field trips and
neW england conSerVatory                                                                                                                                                                                    recreation.
                                                                  campers, low-income families, and referrals from                    Harbor. It is fully inclusive for children with physical
Vocal Vacation 2009                                               partner agencies.                                                   and cognitive disabilities.                                           For...................... Students of color entering grades
This choral music festival brings urban and                                                                                           For ..................... Ages 10-17 (entering grades 5-12);                                     3-10 who live in and near Boston
                                                                  For all PBH Summer Urban Programs:
suburban children and teens together for friendship                                                                                                              basic swimming skills and health           Location ............. Grades 3-5: Derby Academy in
and song. It features daily group music classes and               Dates .................. June 29-Aug. 7; Refugee Youth                                                                                                               Hingham, MA
                                                                                                                                                                 record required; adaptive gear
chorus practice, folk dancing, recorder, and visual                                         Summer Enrichment June 29-Aug.14                                                                                                           Grades 6-10: Thayer Academy in
                                                                                                                                                                 available for sailors with disabilities;
arts sessions at local art museums.                               Cost .................... $100; discount for siblings                                                                                                                Braintree, MA
                                                                                                                                                                 wheelchair-accessible.
                                                                  Deadline............. FC/FS                                                                                                               Transportation ... Provided from greater Boston
For...................... Students entering grades 2-12                                                                               Location ............. East Boston, inside of Piers Park near
                                                                  Email .................. sup@pbha.org                                                                                                     Dates .................. June 29-August 21
Location ............. Huntington Ave., Boston                                                                                                                   the Maverick T stop on Blue Line
                                                                  Web site ............ sup.pbha.org                                                                                                        Hours ................. Approx. 7:15 am (pickup)-5:15 pm
Languages ......... Chinese, French, Hungarian, Spanish                                                                               Dates .................. One-week, full-day session for
                                                                  BoSton reFugee youth enrichment                                                                beginners starts June 22; 2-week,          Cost .................... $1,350 for 8 weeks, including
Dates .................. July 6-17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       transportation, breakfast, lunch,
Hours ................. Grades 2-4: 9:30 am-12:30 pm              Summer                                                                                         half day sessions start June 29 and
                                                                                                                                                                 July 27. Check the Web site for more                                  academics, activities, and field trips.
                           Grades 5-8: 9:30 am-4 pm               For...................... Ages 6-13 from the Dorchester area
                                                                                                                                                                 classes, activities, and special events.                              Limited sponsorships.
Cost .................... Grades 2-4: $365; $435 after April 1                              who are immigrants/refugees in
                                                                                                                                      Hours ................. 9 am-12 pm or 1-4 pm. All-day trips           Deadline............. May 20; May 4 for sponsorships
                           Grades 5-8: $685; $780 after April 1                             need of ESL instruction
                                                                                                                                                                 on some Fridays.                           Call ..................... 1-781-664-2262
                           Scholarships available                 Location ............. Dorchester
                                                                                                                                      Cost .................... Donations appreciated                       E-mail ................ rdixon@thayer.org
Deadline............. May 1; April 1 for discount                 Transportation ... Provided from Dorchester
Call .....................  617-585-1126                         Hours ................. Monday-Friday, 9 am- 4 pm                   Deadline............. Ongoing
Web site ............. newenglandconservatory.edu/                                                                                    Call .....................  617-561-6677                             riVerSide theatre WorkS
                           summer                                 chinatoWn adVenture                                                 Web site ............. piersparksailing.org                           Riverside Theatre Works (RTW) produces high
                                                                  For...................... Ages 6-13 who live in Chinatown                                                                                 quality and affordable family-oriented theatrical
                                                                                                                                      harBor explorerS
noBle & greenough School                                          Location ............. Chinatown                                                                                                          productions, and offers instruction to children and
                                                                  Hours ................. Monday-Friday, 9 am- 4 pm                   In partnership with the City’s three youth sailing                    adults in music, dance, and theatre arts.
achieVe                                                                                                                               centers (Courageous in Charlestown, Piers Park
Achieve is a tuition-free educational program                     Franklin i-o Summer program                                         in East Boston, and Harry McDonough in South                          BroadWay muSical theatre program
serving low-income middle school-age children                     For...................... Ages 6-13 who live in Franklin Hill       Boston) and Camp Harbor View and the Quincy                           Working with professional directors, music directors
that seeks to increase students' academic skills,                                           or Franklin Field area, Dorchester or     Recreation Department, Save the Harbor/Save
                                                                                            Mattapan
                                                                                                                                                                                                            and choreographers, students produce a costumed,
motivation and self-confidence. It includes a                                                                                         the Bay runs a daily hands-on environmental                           fully-staged Broadway musical. From beginner to
rigorous and engaging six-week summer program                     Location ............. Dorchester                                   education program that teaches young people to
                                                                  Transportation ... Provided from some neighborhoods                                                                                       experienced actor, every participant has his or her
plus tutoring and support during the school year.                                                                                     explore the Harbor for themselves using fishing                       moment in the spotlight.
The summer component takes place on Nobles'                       Hours ................. Monday-Friday, 9 am- 4 pm
                                                                                                                                      rods, lobster traps, dip nets, microscopes, binoculars
                                                                                                                                                                                                            For...................... Ages 7-12
beautiful campus in Dedham near the Boston city                   keylatch Summer program                                             and underwater cameras.                                               Location ............. Fairmount Avenue, Hyde Park
line. The three-year program continues year-round                 For...................... Ages 6-13                                 For...................... Ages 7-14                                   Dates .................. July 6-26: High School Musical 2
through the summer after 7th grade.                               Location ............. South End/Lower Roxbury                      Dates ................. June 22-August 21                                                       August 3-23: Annie
For...................... BPS students now in grade 5,            Transportation ... Provided from some neighborhoods                 Hours ................. 9 am-12 pm (tentative; contact PPSC           Hours ................. 9 am-3 pm; optional extended day
                          income-eligible, in good academic       Languages ......... Spanish                                                                    for details and an application)            Cost .................... $700 per 3-week session;
                          standing                                Hours ................. Monday-Friday, 9 am- 4 pm                   Cost .................... Free                                                                  scholarships available
Location ............. Dedham                                     miSSion hill Summer program                                         Call .....................  617-561-6677
Transportation ... Provided from Boston                                                                                               Web site ............. piersparksailing.org                           creatiVe drama program
                                                                  For...................... Ages 6-13 who live in Mission Hill,                                                                             In this program, younger children sing, act,
Dates .................. June 29-August 7                                                                                                                        savetheharbor.org
                                                                                            especially residents of the Alice                                                                               dance, tell stories, learn folktales, play musical
Hours ................. Mon.-Fri., 7:30 am-4:30 pm
                                                                                            Taylor Hayward and Mission Main
                          including the bus ride                                                                                                                                                            instruments, act, paint scenery, and build props.
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For...................... Ages 4-6
Dates .................. July 6-24 and August 3-21
Hours ................. 9 am-12 pm
Cost .................... $350 per 3-week session;
                           scholarships available
Call .....................  617-361-7024
Web site ............. rtwboston.org
                                                                        Summer at the “y” — ymca
                                                                        the ymca offers a whole lot more than “gym and swim.” check out these
                                                                        “y” programs all over the city. ymcaboston.org

                                                                        central Branch ymca                                              Hours ................. 9 am-5 pm; extended day 8 am-6 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Location ............. Roxbury
                                                                        For...................... Ages 5-13                              Cost .................... Members $175.10 per week;                 Languages ......... Spanish, Cape Verdean creole, Chinese
RTW also offers 4-day workshops for ages 4-18,                          Location ............. Huntington Ave., Boston                                              non-members $206; extended day           Dates .................. June 22-Aug. 28; 1-week sessions
June 29-July 2 ($90-$100), and hosts the KidzArt®                       Languages ......... Spanish                                                                 $50; financial aid based on family       Hours ................. 9 am-5 pm; extended day 8 am-6 pm
art camp (see page 5).                                                  Dates .................. June 29-August 28;                                                 income; vouchers, EEC slots                                         Clinics: 9 am-12 pm (ages 5-8);
                                                                                                   1-week sessions                       Deadline............. FC/FS; open house March 18, 6-8 pm                                       1-4 pm (ages 9-13)
                                                                                                                                         Call ..................... Jill Griffiths  617-361-2300 x 229      Cost .................... Members $175.10 per week; non-
roxBury repertory theatre                                               Hours ................. 8 am-6 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        members $206; extended day $50;
                                                                        Cost .................... $198 per week; ask about
Summer artS intenSiVe program
                                                                                                   discounts; financial aid available;   oak Square ymca                                                                                financial aid based on family income;
This dance and theatre program at RCC ends with a                                                  vouchers and EEC slots                The Oak Square Y offers many day camps and sports                                              vouchers, EEC slots
festive concert.                                                        Deadline............. FC/FS; space is limited                    camps. Campers can “mix and match.”                                 Deadline............. FC/FS; registration every Wednesday
                                                                        Call.......................Xavier Rhinehart  617-927-8255                                                                                                      at 6:30 pm
For...................... Ages 8-16                                                                                                      camp connolly                                                       Call ..................... Femi Adeyinka  617-851-3409
Location ............. Roxbury Community College
                                                                        dorcheSter ymca                                                  For...................... Ages 3-14
Dates .................. Mon.-Fri., June 30-July 24
Hours ................. 10 am-4 pm
                                                                                                                                         Location ............. Brighton                                     Wang ymca oF chinatoWn
                                                                        For...................... Ages 3-14                              Languages ......... Call for details
Cost .................... $200 for program + $25 registration           Location ............. Dorchester                                                                                                    camp golden mountain
                                                                                                                                         Dates .................. June 29-September 4;
Deadline............. June 23                                           Dates .................. June 22-August 28                                                                                           For...................... Ages 5-12
                                                                                                                                                                    1- and 2-week sessions
Call .....................  617-541-5380                               Hours ................. 9 am-5 pm; extended day                                                                                      Location ............. Chinatown
                                                                                                                                         Hours ................. 9 am-5 pm; extended day 8-9 am
Web site ............. rccmainstage.com                                                            7 am-6 pm                                                                                                 Languages ......... Cantonese, Spanish,
                                                                                                                                                                    and 5-6 pm ($24 per hour)
                                                                        Cost .................... Members $175.10 per week; non-         Cost .................... Members: $185-$230 per week,              Dates .................. June 22-August 28; 1-week sessions
SalVation army                                                                                     members $206; extended day                                       depending on age; financial aid;         Hours ................. 7:30 am-6 pm
Summer enrichment program                                                                          $50; financial aid based on family                               vouchers accepted; some EEC slots        Cost .................... $154.50 members, $184.50 non-
                                                                                                   income; vouchers, OCCS slots          Deadline............. FC/FS; March 16 for 50% discount on                                      members, per week
This program focuses on academics through the arts                                                                                                                                                           Deadline............. Two weeks before each session
                                                                        Deadline............. ASAP; registration Thursdays at                                       extended day fee
and sports. It also offers karate, dance, and theatre.                                             6:30 pm                                                                                                   Call .....................  617-426-2237 x 236
                                                                                                                                         Call ..................... Donna Sullivan  617-782-3535
For...................... Ages 5-12                                     Call ..................... Andrea Baez  617-894-2358
Location ............. South End
                                                                                                                                         ponkapoag outdoor center                                            WeSt roxBury/roSlindale/
Dates .................. June 29-August 28                              eaSt BoSton ymca                                                 For...................... Ages 6-12 (entering grades 2-8)           dedham Family ymca
Hours ................. 8 am-6 pm                                       For...................... Ages 5 (entering grade 1)-13
Languages ......... Spanish; ask about others                                                                                            Location ............. Blue Hills Reservation, Canton, MA           For...................... Ages 3-15
                                                                        Location ............. Guild School and Umana/                   Transportation ... Provided from many Boston                        Location ............. Bear Camp and Scamper Camp:
Cost .................... Based on income; sliding fee scale;                                      Harborside Community Center
                           vouchers accepted                                                                                                                        neighborhoods                                                       West Roxbury
                                                                                                   (locations may change)                Languages ......... Spanish and others                                                         Fit Kids: West Roxbury
Call .....................  617-536-5260 x 228 or 224                  Dates .................. June 29-September 4                     Dates .................. June 22-August 28                                                     Hale Camp: Westwood
                                                                        Hours ................. 8 am-6 pm                                Hours ................. 9 am-4:30 pm; extended day                                             Enrichment Camp: Dedham
SeekerS oF knoWledge, inc.                                              Cost .................... $190 per week; sliding fee scale,                                 7:30 am-6:30 pm $50 per week             Transportation ... Provided from some neighborhoods
Summer artS SerieS                                                                                 vouchers, EEC slots                   Cost ................... Members $275 per week; non-                Languages ......... Spanish
Seekers of Knowledge is an all-girls program                            Deadline............. FC/FS                                                                 members $295; extended day $50;          Dates .................. June 22-August 28; vary by program;
that supports the physical, social, and academic                        Call ..................... Gail Klimas or Russ Lamberti                                     sliding fee scale; vouchers; EEC slots                              1- and 2-week sessions
development of girls ages 6-12 and 13-18 through                                                    617-569-9622                        Deadline............. FC/FS; May 1 for 10% discount                 Hours ................. 9 am-5 pm; extended hours available,
the art of dance and creative expression, academic                                                                                       Call .....................  1-781-444-6400 x 235                                              7:30 am-6 pm
support, and social emotional development.                              hyde park Family ymca                                            Web site ............. bostonycamps.org                             Cost .................... Varies by program; about $390-$500
                                                                        For...................... Adventure Camp: ages 6-8                                                                                                              per full day, 2-week session; financial
For...................... Girls ages 6-18
Location ............. Dorchester
                                                                                                  Extreme Camp: ages 9-12                roxBury/egleSton ymca                                                                          aid available; vouchers accepted
                                                                        Location ............. Hyde Park                                 For...................... Ages 3-13 and teens                       Deadline............. FC/FS
Dates .................. July 6-August 28
                                                                        Languages ......... Spanish                                                                Half-day Summer Specialty Clinics         Call .....................  617-323-3200
Hours ................. 8 am-6 pm
                                                                        Dates .................. June 22-August 28; 1-week                                         (basketball, football, soccer & art):
Cost .................... $500 for 8 weeks; includes breakfast,
                                                                                                  sessions                                                         ages 5-13
                          lunch, and snacks
Deadline............. Ongoing; sign up now for spring
                          activities
Contact...............  617-379-2421
Email .................. cre8tivityspeaks@aol.com
                                                                     Hours ................. 9 am-3 pm                                     SummerScoreS                                                           For...................... Ages 3-14
                                                                     Cost .................... Juniors Fun in the Sun (2008 fees):                                                                                Location ............. Jamaica Plain
Web site ............. seekersofknowledgeboston.net                                                                                        MetroLacrosse is providing a 4-week day camp for
                                                                                                $225 for 7 weeks. Pre-Teen Bus (2008                                                                              Dates .................. Ages 3-5: June 22-26 and July 27- 31
                                                                                                fee): $275 for 7 weeks. All programs:
                                                                                                                                           youth entering grades 4-7 who either live or attend                                               Ages 7-14: Dance and Arts
la Sociedad latina                                                                              sliding fee scale                          school in Boston and Chelsea. Campers participate                                                 Intensives: weeks of June 22, July 20,
SeedlingS Summer program                                             Deadline............. Registration begins early to mid-               in lacrosse practices and games, ropes course                                                     and August 17
                                                                                                May; then FC/FS                            challenges, and field trips, and play an important                                                Dance and Theater Arts; weeks of
Seedlings Summer Program is a recreational and                                                                                             role in the education curriculum.
educational program with a focus on learning                         Call ..................... Kathy Lafferty                                                                                                                               July 6 and August 3
and exploration. It goes above and beyond other                                                  617-268-1619 x 28                        For...................... Youth entering grades 4-7; priority          Hours ................. Ages 3-5: 9-11:30 am
summer programs, bringing its participants to new                                                                                                                     for those in the school-year program                                   Ages 6-14: 9 am-3 pm; extended day
places and experiences, such as gardening, modern                    SportSmen’S tenniS cluB                                               Location ............. Chelsea                                                                    option to 5 :30 pm
                                                                     Summer camp 2009                                                      Transportation ... Provided from all Boston                            Cost .................... Ages 3-5: $185 per week; Ages 6-14,
dance, and martial arts. A variety of new and
                                                                                                                                                                      neighborhoods                                                          Dance & Arts: $325 per week; Dance
different field trips are planned this summer, plus                  Come enjoy a great summer camp experience in                                                                                                                            & Theatre Arts, $325 per week;
                                                                                                                                           Dates .................. July 20-Aug. 14; sign up for 2-4
fun games and sports activities.                                     Boston with caring, creative staff and a wide range                                              weeks                                                                  extended day option $20 per day;
For...................... Ages 6-13; Youth Leaders-in-               of activities. Camp includes tennis instruction,                      Hours ................. 9 am-4 pm                                                                 discounts for multiple weeks and
                           Training, ages 13-14                      sports, arts and crafts, field trips, and educational                 Cost .................... $40 for the summer                                                      siblings; some scholarships
Location ............. Mission Hill/Roxbury                          enrichment programming.                                               Deadline............. Call for information; online                     Call .....................  617-524-4381
Languages ......... Spanish; others welcome                          For...................... Ages 5-17                                                              registration available in April             Web site ............. TonyWilliamsDanceCenter.com
Dates .................. July 6-August 14                            Location ............. Dorchester                                     Call .....................  617-288-9898 x 103
Hours ................. 9 am-4 pm                                    Dates .................. July 6-August 21                             Web site ............. metrolacrosse.com                               Wheelock Family theatre
Cost .................... $250-$350 for ages 6-13; free for          Hours ................. 9 am-5 pm; extended day available                                                                                    Summer claSSeS
                           Youth Leaders-in-Training. Financial      Cost .................... Full day $175 per week; half day            SWiFt WaterS                                                           Children learn about many aspects of the theatre,
                           aid; discount for more than 2                                        $125 per week; Tournament Camp             This program offers swimming, day trips, art, and
                           children in family. Fee includes lunch,                                                                                                                                                on stage and backstage, and perform with a troupe
                                                                                                (ages 9-17) $250 full day only;            recreation.
                           snacks, all trips and events.                                        vouchers accepted                                                                                                 of actors their age. Each workshop for ages 5-11 has
Deadline............. June 1                                         Deadline............. FC/FS                                           For...................... Ages 6-14                                    a special theme. WFT also has programs for ages
Call .....................  617-442-4299                            Call .....................  617-288-9092                             Location ............. East Boston                                     12-17 (see the Web site for details).
Web site ............. sociedadlatina.org                            Email ................. n.houston@sportsmenstennisclub.org            Dates .................. June 22-August 28                             For...................... Ages 5-17
                                                                     Web site ............. sportsmenstennisclub.org                       Hours ................. 8 am-6 am                                      Location ............. Wheelock College, Riverway
South BoSton Summer                                                                                                                        Cost .................... $110.25 per week + $20 one-time              Dates .................. Ages 5-7: July 6-31; 1-week sessions
                                                                                                                                                                     field trip fee; sliding fee scale;
collaBoratiVe                                                        SquaShBuSterS Summer camp                                                                       vouchers accepted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Ages 8-11: 3-day Intensive, June 29-
The South Boston Summer Collaborative includes                       Students will learn the basics of the game of squash                                                                                                                    July 1; “Putting on a Play,” July 6-31,
                                                                                                                                           Deadline............. FC/FS                                                                       2-week sessions; plus 1-week, half
the Tynan Community Center, Condon Community                         as they make new friends and connect with adults.                     Call ..................... Jenna Attardi  617-567-5076                                           day specialty workshops
Center, South Boston Boys & Girls Club, South                        For...................... Ages 9-14; Boston residents who                                                                                    Hours ................. Ages 5-7: 9 am-3:30 pm
Boston Neighborhood House, and Old Colony. They                                                 attend BPS                                 tony WilliamS dance center                                                                        Ages 8-11: Three-day Intensive:
run programs and camps for all ages.                                 Location ............. Roxbury                                        dance and artS Summer campS                                                                       9 am-3:30 pm; “Putting on a Play,”
For...................... Juniors: Ages 5-6                          Dates .................. July 13-24                                                                                                                                     9 am-12 pm; specialty workshops
                                                                     Hours ................. 9 am-4 pm
                                                                                                                                           Children ages 3-5 will enjoy Dance & Arts Camp
                          Fun in the Sun: Ages 7-13                                                                                        with dance games, movement, arts, stories,                                                        9 am-12 pm and 12:30-3:30 pm
                          Old Colony: Ages 7-13                      Cost .................... $20 for 2-week session                                                                                             Cost .................... Varies by program; scholarships and
                                                                     Deadline............. May 15                                          and costumes. Ages 7-14 can take Dance & Arts
                          Pre-Teen Bus: Ages 12-14 (daily trips)                                                                           Intensives with four dance classes and one arts                                                   payment plans available
Location ............. South Boston                                  Call ..................... Nicole Belliveau  617-373-7782                                                                                   Deadline............. Ongoing to June 30
                                                                     Web site ............. squashbusters.org                              class per day, or Dance & Theatre Arts with ballet,
Transportation ... None to site; field trip buses provided                                                                                                                                                        Call .....................  617-879-2147
                                                                                                                                           theater dance, drama, art, and construction classes
Dates .................. July 6-August 21                                                                                                                                                                         Web site ............. wheelock.edu/wft
                                                                                                                                           every day.

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BoSton centerS For youth &
                                                          William Devine Golf Course, Franklin Park, Dorchester:
                                                          Dates .................. July 6-August 20
                                                          Hours ................. Monday-Thursday 10 am-3 pm
                                                          George Wright Golf Course, Hyde Park:
                                                          Dates .................. July 7-August 20
                                                          Hours ................. Tuesday-Thursday, 9-11:30 am
                                                          BoSton neighBorhood Soccer league
                                                                                                                          BoSton puBlic liBrary
                                                                                                                          Summer reading program
                                                                                                                          This summer’s Statewide Reading Program is
                                                                                                                          “Starship Adventure: When you Read, the Sky’s
                                                                                                                          the Limit.” Don’t miss the fun! Your neighborhood
                                                                                                                          library has all kinds of activities for children to make
                                                                                                                          the most of their summer vacation.
                                                                                                                                                                                               For...................... Ages 6-9
                                                                                                                                                                                               Dates .................. Weekly sessions, starting June 24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          through August 28
                                                                                                                                                                                               Hours ................. 9 am-2 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                               Cost .................... Members about $250; non-members
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          about $280; materials $35. Discount
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          for additional sessions.
                                                                                                                                                                                               Deadline............. FC/FS; call now for financial aid
FamilieS (BcyF)                                           Sponsored by Comcast, the Boston Neighborhood                   And remember, there’s lots more than books at the                    Call .....................  617-566-5715
                                                          Soccer League (BNSL) will begin its 7th year. This                                                                                   Web site ............. brooklineartscenter.com
recreation, SportS, and FitneSS                                                                                           library. Visit their Web site for events, resources,
                                                          6-week 7 v. 7 league offers young soccer players the            book lists, and links to other high-quality and fun                  For 4 and 5 year-olds: Try Drawing & Painting,
programS                                                  opportunity to compete against each other and vie               Web sites for children.                                              Monday-Thursday, 2:30-4:30 pm.
BCYF’s Recreation Division offers dozens of summer        for the citywide championship title. Boys' teams
programs—all free!—open to Boston residents               and girls' teams for ages 16 and under; co-ed teams             You can even borrow free passes to many Boston                       Check the Web site for a full list of art programs.
only. Dates, locations and times may change, so visit     ages 13 and under. Teams are encouraged and                     museums at your local library. Ask at the desk.
their Web site or call for current information about      preregistration is required.                                    And best of all: Everything in the library is free.                  Brookline muSic School
the programs below plus many other programs and                                                                           Library Web site: bpl.org
                                                          For...................... Ages 8-16                                                                                                  Brookline Music School has a lot going on in the
special events across the city.                           Location ............. Millennium Park, West Roxbury            Check with the branch libraries for their own special                summer for all ages—too much to include here, so
   Boston Centers for Youth & Families                    Dates .................. July 6-August 14                       programs.                                                            visit their Web site or call for their brochure.
   1483 Tremont Street, Boston 02120                      Hours ................. Monday-Thursday, 5-8 pm
    617-635-4920                                         Call .....................  617-635-4920 x 2219                MAiN LiBRARY                                                         Location ............. 25 Kennard Rd., Brookline
                                                                                                                                700 Boylston Street (Copley Sq.) .....617-536-5400             Contact............... Teri Boucher
   cityofboston.gov/bcyf




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                       617-277-4593 x 235
                                                                                                                          BRANCH LiBRARiES
White Stadium SportS center                                                                                               Allston
                                                                                                                                                                                               Web site ............. bmsmusic.org
Sponsored by Mellon New England, this sport-                                                                                     300 N. Harvard Street ......................617-787-6313      Here are just a few samples:
teaching center offers youth the opportunity to                                                                           Brighton
                                                                                                                                 40 Academy Hill Road .........Closed for renovations          muSic and more
learn the fundamentals of a variety of sports. Pre-
                                                                                                                                 419 Faneuil Street .......................... 617-782-6705    This program offers a variety of music, dance
registration is required, and space is limited.
                                                                                                                          Charlestown                                                          and arts activities in an interactive, creative
For...................... Ages 7-14                                                                                              179 Main Street...............................617-242-1248    environment.
Location ............. Franklin Park, Dorchester                                                                          Dorchester
Dates .................. July 7-August 14                                                                                                                                                      For ..................... Ages 4-8 by Sept. 2009
                                                                                                                                 690 Adams Street ............................617-436-6900
Hours ................. Tuesday-Friday, 8:30 am-3 pm                                                                                                                                           Dates .................. Session 1: July 6-17
                                                          Summer tenniS and reading program                                      690 Washington Street ....................617-436-8214
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Session 2: July 20-31
Cost .................... Free                            This summer's program, presented in partnership                        1520 Dorchester Avenue .................617-436-2155
Call .....................  617-635-4920 x 2218                                                                                                                                               Hours ................. 9 am-12:30 pm; optional Stay & Play
                                                          with Tenacity, has been revamped and will be                           27 Richmond Street.........................617-298-7841
                                                                                                                                 500 Columbia Road .........................617-265-0139
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         to 2 pm (ages 4-8)
Mellon New England also sponsors a free reading,          better than ever. It includes tennis lessons, literacy,                                                                              Cost .................... $550 per session; Stay & Play $150
                                                                                                                          East Boston
writing, and math enrichment program at White             and fitness. Equipment is provided.                                    276 Meridian Street ........................617-569-0271                                per session or $20 per day; financial
Stadium. Pre-registration is required.                    For...................... Ages 6-16                                    18 Barnes Avenue............................617-567-2516                                aid available
For...................... Ages 7-14                       Locations............ In most Boston neighborhoods              Hyde Park                                                            dance claSSeS
Location ............. White Stadium, Franklin Park       Dates .................. July 6-August 14; register for 2-6            35 Harvard Avenue ..........................617-361-2524
                                                                                                                                                                                               Creative Dance, Pre-Ballet, Ballet, and Modern
Dates .................. July 13-August 10                                          weeks                                 Jamaica Plain
                                                                                                                                                                                               Ballet classes will be offered over the summer. All
Hours ................. Mondays only, 8:30 am-3 pm        Hours ................. 9 am-12 pm or 1-4 pm                           433 Centre Street.............................617-522-1960
                                                                                                                                 12 Sedgwick Street..........................617-524-2053      classes are 50 minutes. Schedule will be available
Call .....................  617-635-4920 x 2218          Registration ....... tenacity.org or
                                                                                     617-635-4920 x 2136                 Mattapan                                                             on their Web site.
eaSt BoSton Summer recreation &                                                                                                  1350 Blue Hill Avenue .....................617-298-9218
                                                          Stillman tenniS center                                                                                                               Beginning inStrument claSSeS
SportS center                                                                                                             North End
                                                          The Stillman Tennis Center offers tennis programs                                                                                    Group lessons are available for ages 4 to adult on
In this drop-in program, youth participate in                                                                                    25 Parmenter Street ....................... 617-227-8135
                                                                                                                                                                                               piano, percussion, and guitar.
supervised activities including arts & crafts, dance,     for all ages, from day camps and group lessons to               Roslindale
sports and games. Pre-registration is recommended         adult and open court times. Instruction by local                       4238 Washington Street ..................617-323-2343




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and space is limited.                                     professionals is available for individuals and teams            Roxbury
                                                          throughout the summer. Equipment is provided.                          65 Warren Street .............................617-442-6186
For...................... Ages 7-14                                                                                              2044 Columbus Avenue ...................617-445-4340
Location ............. Orient Heights Community Center,   Call to register for lessons and court time.
                                                                                                                                 41 Geneva Avenue...........................617-427-3337
                          East Boston                     For...................... All ages who live in Charlestown,            1497 Tremont Street........................617-427-3820
Dates .................. July 6-August 14                                            East Boston, North End, Chinatown,   South Boston
Hours ................. Monday-Friday, 9 am-3 pm                                     and the South End                           646 East Broadway ..........................617-268-0180
Cost .................... Free                            Location ............. Charlestown Community Center                    1226 Columbia Road .......................617-269-7239
Call ....................  617-635-4920 x 2219           Call .....................  617-635-5374                       South End
                                                                                                                                 685 Tremont Street..........................617-536-8241
FenWay challenge/red Sox talkS
                                                          BoSton parkS department                                         West End
Meet your favorite Boston Red Sox players                                                                                        151 Cambridge Street .....................617-523-3957        community Boating
and coaches for tips on how to play the game.             parkartS                                                        West Roxbury                                                         Junior program
Participate in skills clinics and the Fenway Challenge    For the 13th year, Boston’s parks will come alive                      1961 Centre Street...........................617-325-3147     Kayak, sail, or windsurf all summer on the Charles
competition in running, throwing, and hitting.            with summer concerts, theater, creative arts                                                                                         River for only $1! Beginners learn the basics, and
Sponsored by the Boston Red Sox and the Boston            workshops and more for all ages.                                Brookline artS center                                                those with more experience can learn how to race.
Police Activities League.                                                                                                 BAC offers a fun and exciting weekly program for
                                                          cityofboston.gov/parks/parkarts                                                                                                      For...................... Ages 10-18 who can swim 75 yards
For...................... Ages 14 and under                                                                               ages 6-9 and some classes for ages 4-5. They also                    Location ............. Charles River Esplanade, Storrow
                                                          Here are two of ParkARTS’ many programs:
Locations............ Citywide                                                                                            have a variety of classes that meet once a week.                                               Drive, near the Charles/MGH station
Dates .................. July-August, to be announced     artiStS in reSidence craFt WorkShopS                                                                                                                           on the Red Line
Call ....................  617-635-4920 x 2145                                                                           Summer artVentureS
                                                          Working with professional artists, neighborhood                                                                                      Dates .................. June 15-August 21
BoSton neighBorhood BaSketBall                                                                                            The popular ArtVentures program allows children                      Hours ................. 9 am-3 pm
                                                          children will create projects such as mobiles,
league (BnBl)                                                                                                             to learn about and create visual arts in a fun and                   Cost .................... $1 for the whole summer
                                                          mosaics, and sock puppets. Sponsored by Bank of
                                                                                                                          non-competitive environment. Each week’s projects                    Deadline............. Ongoing
Established in 1969, the Boston Neighborhood              America and Comcast.
                                                                                                                          are based on a central theme. Students will draw,                    Call .................... Office:  617-523-1038 x 12
Basketball League (BNBL) is the oldest                    For...................... Ages 3-10; groups of 10 or more       paint, sculpt, and more.                                                                       Dock:  617-523-9763
neighborhood basketball league in the US. In                                        must pre-register                                                                                          Web site ............. community-boating.org
partnership with Reebok International, teams              Location ............. Neighborhood parks throughout
play weekly to vie for the league championship in                                   Boston


                                                                                                                                         What else?
three divisions: boys and girls 18 and under; 15 and      Dates .................. July-August
under; 13 and under; and co-ed developmental
program for ages 8-11.
For...................... Ages 18 and under
                                                          Time ................... 9 am-12 pm
                                                          Cost .................... Free
                                                          Contact...............  617-635-4505
                                                                                                                                                                                              Go fishing ...
Locations............ Many neighborhoods                  landScape Watercolor painting                                   ... or swimming or biking or hiking.                                 playgrounds, theatre, concerts, basketball
Dates .................. June 22-August 14                WorkShopS                                                                                                                            courts, and museums.
Hours ................. Monday-Friday, 5-9 pm                                                                             Where can you go? Find out from the Dept. of
                                                          Artists will help children and adults alike to capture          Conservation & Recreation (DCR).                                     All DCR activities are free or low cost, and most
Call ....................  617-635-4920 x 2116
                                                          Boston’s parks on canvas. Sponsored by Bank of                                                                                       are on the MBTA.
Junior golF daily leSSonS                                 America.                                                        You probably know that the DCR has swimming
                                                                                                                          pools–16 of them. But did you know that the DCR                      For more information, call or visit their Web
This first-rate program provides basic instruction in     For...................... Ages 9 and up. Groups of 10 or more   also has beaches, athletic fields, zoos, bike paths,                 site.
the fundamentals of golf taught by professionals                                     must pre-register.                   camp sites, golf courses, sailing sites, and tennis
at the City of Boston’s two municipal courses.            Location ............. Historic parks throughout Boston
Equipment is provided and pre-registration is             Dates .................. June & September, Saturdays &
                                                                                                                          courts?                                                                         dcr main oFFice
required. Sponsored by Black & White: Boston.                                        Sundays                              And there’s more: hiking trails, natural history                                     mass.gov/dcr
                                                          Time ................... 12-2 pm                                programs, workshops, fishing, bird watching,
For...................... Ages 7-14
                                                          Cost .................... Free                                  jogging trails, picnic grounds, canoeing, ball fields,
Cost .................... Free
Call ....................  617-635-4920 x 2204           Call .....................  617-635-4505


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More Summer Activities (continued)


courageouS Sailing centerS                                                                                                                                                                           how to explore their own history and leadership
learn-to-Sail                                                                                         Boston R.O.C.K. IT!                                                                            skills. Sign up for a one-hour sessions or a 6-week
                                                                                                                                                                                                     series.
This week-long basic sailing program is great for                                    Recreational Opportunities for City Kids                                                                        For...................... Students entering grades 3-12 and
beginner and intermediate sailors. Students sail
with an instructor and learn through land drills,                                            www.bostonyouthzone.com                                                                                                           their families
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Location ............. South End and Lower Roxbury
water drills, and games. They also learn about the
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Dates .................. Scheduled tours: July 14-August 28
marine ecosystem.                                                                                                 617-635-KIDS                                                                      Hours ................. Tours and workshops offered on
For...................... Ages 8 and up                                                                                                                                                                                        Tues. and Wed., 10:30 am and 2 pm;
Location ............. Charlestown Navy Yard, UMass                   Here’s a Web site you definitely don’t want to miss. It’s full of listings for programs,                                                                 Fridays at 1 pm
                           Boston, and Jamaica Pond                   activities, opportunities, and other fun stuff for children and families. You’ll also find                                                               Select weekends and weeknight
Dates .................. June 29-August 14; 1-week,                                                                                                                                                                            tours also available; call for more
                           half-day sessions
                                                                      help with health issues and community resources.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               information
Hours ................. 9:30 am-3:30 pm                                                                    Sponsored by the city of Boston                                                           Cost ................... $10 per child, $15 per adult
Cost .................... Free                                                                                                                                                                       Contact............... Allentza Michel
Deadline............. Registration is April 14-May 10                                                                                                                                                                           617-536-TOWN x 15
Call .....................  617-242-3821 x 12                                              Sailboats: 3:30-6 pm on weekdays,      larZ anderSon auto muSeum                                         Web site ............. mytowninc.org
Web site ............. courageoussailing.org                                                9 am-6 pm on weekends
                                                                                                                                   laWn eVentS
Courageous Sailing also offers intermediate and
                                                                 Cost .................... Rowboat rental: $10 per hour, $5                                                                          national park SerVice
                                                                                            with current fishing license           Here’s something for children who are crazy about
advanced programs at the Charlestown Navy Yard.                                             Sailboat rental: $15 per hour          cars: the Larz Anderson Auto Museum’s Lawn                        Junior ranger program
                                                                 Call ..................... Boat House  617-522-5061              Events, a series of car shows built around themes                 There are many National Historical Parks in Boston,
eliot School oF Fine and                                         Web site ............. jamaicapond.org                            like German cars, Cadillacs, and classic motorcycles.             and each has Park Rangers to give tours and answer
applied artS                                                                                                                       (See some of America's finest machines on July 19.)               questions. Visit a site, and your child can take a trip
                                                                 haWthorne youth and                                               Lawn Events are held outdoors at the museum in                    through time and become a National Historical Park
Summer artS campS                                                                                                                  Larz Anderson Park.                                               Junior Ranger.
In July and August, Eliot School is offering four
                                                                 community center
                                                                 Summer Scene 2009                                                 For...................... Everyone                                To get started, pick up a Junior Ranger Activity Book
1-week, half-day arts programs, each with a special                                                                                                                                                  at a Boston National Historical Park Visitor Center:
                                                                                                                                   Location ............. Brookline
theme: Nature Lost & Found, Earthworks, Real &                   During the school year, HYCC offers a licensed after-             Dates .................. Most weekends, May-October
Imaginary Worlds, and Observation & Imagination.                 school program for ages 6-12, evening activities                                                                                         Downtown at 15 State Street
                                                                                                                                   Hours ................. 10 am-2 pm for lawn events                     Charlestown Navy Yard
Visit their Web site for information on classes for              for middle and high school students, and special                  Cost .................... $5 for ages 6-18 and seniors, $10 for
adults and kids, programs available in schools, and              weekend trips, events, and program opportunities                                             adults (includes museum admission);    Complete the checklist, present the handbook to
more.                                                            for youth and families.                                                                      free for children under age 6          a park ranger at either visitor center, and receive a
For...................... Ages 8-12                              During the summer, HYCC invites 6-18 year olds                    Call .....................  617-522-6547 x 14                    Junior Park Ranger Certificate. And remember: All
Location ............. Jamaica Plain                             to participate in diverse programs at Marcella                    Web site ............. larzanderson.org                           sites are free.
Dates .................. July 20-24 and August 24-28;            Park (listed below). Hawthorne also sponsors flea                                                                                   If you can’t make it to the park, or just want to have
                           1-week sessions                       markets, entertainment, and other family events                   mary Baker eddy liBrary™                                          some fun learning about Boston history, check out
Hours ................. Mon.-Fri., 9 am-12 pm and                at Marcella Park, plus two out-of-the-city family                 Explore interactive exhibits, including the Hall of               NPS’s WebRanger programs on their Web site:
                           12:30-3 pm; morning and afternoon     outings.                                                          Ideas and the walk-through Mapparium®, a view of
                           sessions are different                                                                                                                                                         Powder Monkey – Learn about a boy’s life on
                                                                 For...................... Ages 6-18; adults welcome to            the world from the inside out.                                           board the USS Constitution in 1812.
Cost .................... $140 half day, $250 both halves;
                           10% discount for siblings                                       participate in activities or serve as   For...................... All ages
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Patriot Spy – Sneak past British soldiers and
Deadline............. FC/FS                                                                program volunteers                      Location ............. 200 Mass. Ave., Boston
                                                                 Location ............. Evening activities: Marcella Park,         Transportation ... Near the MBTA Green Line/Hynes or
                                                                                                                                                                                                            deliver a letter to Paul Revere.
Call .....................  617-524-3313
Web site ............. eliotschool.org                                                     Roxbury                                                            Symphony stops                         National Park Service Visitor Center
                                                                 Transportation ... Available for out-of-city weekend              Dates .................. Year-round                                617-242-5642
Franklin park tenniS aSSoc.                                                                trips                                   Hours ................. Tues.-Sun., 10 am-4 pm; check Web         Web site: nps.gov/bost
                                                                 Languages ......... Spanish                                                                  site for details
tenniS in the park                                               Dates .................. Evening programs: July 6-August 27       Cost .................... $6 Exhibit admission; $4 students,




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Children ages 5 and older (adults, too) can take free            Hours ................. Monday-Thursday, 5:30-8 pm                                           youth, and seniors; children under 6
tennis lessons at the Shattuck Grove Courts.                                               Soccer/Rox (ages 6-16): Tues. and                                  free
For...................... Ages 5 and up                                                    Thurs. 6:30-8 pm                        Call .....................  1-888-222-3711
Location ............. Franklin Park, Dorchester                                           Double Dutch (ages 6-18): Mon. and      Web site ............. marybakereddylibrary.org
Dates .................. Saturdays, June 6-Sept. 22                                        Wed., 6:30-7:30 pm
Hours ................. 12-1:30 pm; adults 1:30-3 pm                                       Steppers (ages 12-18): Mon. and         muSeum oF Fine artS (mFa)
Cost .................... Free                                                             Wed., 5:30-6:30 pm                      Family art cart
Contact...............  617-372-0655                                                      Hawthorne Walkers (ages 7-17
                                                                                           and parents), Tues. and Thurs.,         When you visit the MFA this summer, stop by the
Web site ............. franklinparktennis.org                                                                                      Family Art Cart and pick up interactive activities,
                                                                                           6:30-7:30 pm                                                                                              neW england aquarium
                                                                 Cost .................... Evening programs are free; fees for     books, and Art Cards to take into the galleries. The
Franklin park Zoo                                                                          weekend activities vary                 self-paced activities are designed for children and               The New England Aquarium offers activities for
Snorin’ roarin’ SleepoVerS                                       Deadline............. FC/FS                                       adults to do together.                                            children of all ages and families. Visit their Web site
Here’s a great activity for groups of children: spend            Contact............... hyccroxbury@hotmail.com or                 For...................... Ages 4 and up                           to learn more about family field trips, play groups,
a night with your favorite creatures at the zoo, and                                       617-427-0613 for registration form      Location ............. Huntington Ave., The Fenway                overnights, and whale watches. Also check out their
you’ll see the animals in a whole new light—the                                                                                    Date ................... July-August                              guided tours, hands-on programs, and classes.




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dark! Children will enjoy crafts, games, stories,                                                                                  Hours ................. Sat. and Sun., 11 am-4 pm                 Call .....................  617-973-6580
flashlight excursions, animal encounters, behind-                                                                                  Cost .................... Free with museum admission              Web site ............. neaq.org
the-scenes tours, and more. Breakfast and snack                                                                                    Call .....................  617-369-3300
are included.                                                                                                                      Web site ............. mfa.org                                    neighBorhood SportS leagueS
For...................... Ages 6 and older; families and                                                                                                                                             We don't have to tell you that Boston is a serious
                           groups of 15-35 children with adult                                                                     muSeum oF Science                                                 sports town, from Fenway Park and the Garden to
                           supervision                                                                                             computer cluBhouSe                                                the basketball court in your local playground.
Location ............. Franklin Park Zoo; also Stone Zoo in                                                                        At this year-round, high-tech drop-in center,                     There are far too many summer neighborhood
                           Stoneham                                                                                                children can design video games and T-shirts, make                teams and leagues for kids to list in
Languages ......... Spanish                                                                                                        movies and music CDs, build robots, and more.                     "Summer Stuff"— but you'll find them all at
Dates .................. Fridays and Saturdays, year-round by
                           request, for groups of 15-25          JoSÉ mateo’S Ballet theatre                                       Become a member today!                                            BOSTONavigator.org. Search by age and zip code
                                                                 Summer elementary program                                         For...................... Ages 10-18                              and select "Sports and Recreation."
Hours ................. 7 pm-9 am
Cost .................... Zoo members $35 per person;                                                                              Location ............. In the Museum of Science; ask at
                                                                 José Mateo’s Ballet Theatre in Harvard Square offers
                           non-members $45                       a five-week summer program for boys and girls to
                                                                                                                                                              Information Desk                       readBoSton StorymoBile
Deadline............. Reserve and send deposit 4 weeks in                                                                          Dates .................. Open all year
                                                                 explore the joys of dance and music.                                                                                                Do you need some help encouraging your child
                           advance                                                                                                 Hours ................. Mon. 2-5:30 pm (girls only);
                                                                 For...................... Girls and boys ages 3-12                                           Tues.-Thurs. 2-5:30 pm;                to keep learning this summer? Look for the
Call .....................  617-989-3742                                                                                                                                                            ReadBoston Storymobile! ReadBoston wants
Web site ............. zoonewengland.com                         Location ............. Cambridge                                                             Friday 2-8 pm;
                                                                 Dates .................. June 29-July 31                                                     Saturday 10 am-4 pm                    students to discover the exciting adventures waiting
                                                                 Hours ................. Monday-Thursday afternoon;                Cost .................... Free                                    for them in books.
Check the zoo Web site for special one-day events
and educational programs this spring and summer.                                           call for class schedule                 Call .....................  617-589-0466                         A Storymobile will visit 70 neighborhood sites each
And what a great place for a children’s birthday                 Cost .................... 45 min. per week: $90                   Web site ............. computerclubhouse.org/flagship/            week with a storytelling activity, such as a puppet
                                                                                           3 hours per week: $225                                             index.htm                              show or sing-along. Every child who attends
party!
                                                                 Deadline............. FC/FS; space is limited                                                                                       will receive a free book. Call to find out when the
                                                                 Contact...............  617-354-7467                             mytoWn: multicultural youth                                       Storymobile will be in your neighborhood.
Jamaica pond Boating                                             Web site ............. BalletTheatre.org
                                                                                                                                   tour oF What’S noW                                                For...................... Children of all ages
During the summer, you can rent sailboats and
                                                                                                                                   MYTOWN’s historical walking tours, led by trained                 Dates .................. July 6-August 14
rowboats at the Jamaica Pond Boat House. Bring
                                                                                                                                   youth, are the perfect activity to bring family and               Hours ................. Mon.-Fri., 10 am-3 pm; call for
your fishing pole (and license) and you might even
                                                                                                                                   friends together, young and old.                                                             schedule
catch a fish!                                                                                                                                                                                        Cost .................... Free
Dates .................. Every day in the summer                                                                                   MYTOWN also can lead activities for summer                        Call .....................  617-918-5290 or 617-635-READ
Hours ................. Rowboats: 9 am-6 pm                                                                                        programs. Their “Energizers” workshops show youth                 Web site ............. readboston.org


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youth enrichment SerViceS                                         meals. Students must wear hiking boots and                        Dates .................. Ongoing; call for dates and
                                                                  appropriate outdoor clothing.                                                               availability
outdoor adVentureS                                                                                                                  Hours ................. 9 am-4 pm
                                                                  For...................... Boys and girls ages 9-13 for day
Youth Enrichment Services (YES) takes you to the                                            trips; ages 11-17 for overnight         Cost .................... $15 for day trips; $65 for weekend
great outdoors on hiking, biking, canoeing and                                              camping                                                           overnight camping
camping trips. Get some exercise and explore new                  Location ............. All trips leave from YES, 412              Deadline............. June 30
places! Day trips are for ages 9-13. Students ages                                          Massachusetts Ave., Boston (across      Contact............... Will Morales
11-17 can go on overnight trips which include                                               from the Mass Ave. station on the                                  617-267-5877 x 12
camping outdoors in tents, campfires, and tasty                                             Orange Line)                            Web site ............. yeskids.org



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                                                  Camps for Children with Special Needs
$                                                                 While many camps can accommodate children with disabilities,
                                                                   these are designed to help children with specific medical and
                                                                                        other challenges.
BoSton centerS For youth &                                                                                                                                                                          For...................... Ages 6-16 who are visually
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               impaired
FamilieS                                                               For help finding a camp for a child with disabilities, contact…                                                              Location ............. Newton, MA
camp Joy                                                                                                                                                                                            Dates .................. July 6-August 14
Camp Joy is a therapeutic and recreational                                                   Federation for Children with Special Needs                                                             Hours ................. Day and overnight options; call for
program for children and adults with disabilities,                     FCSN’s 2009 Summer Fun Camp Directory lists more than 100 camps for children with                                                                       details; orientation on April 22,
operating in four Boston Community Centers.                            disabilities. You can download it from their Web site for $5; or call and ask them to mail it to you. The                                               10 am-2 pm
Activities include swimming, creative dance, and                       cost is $10 including shipping and handling.                                                                                 Cost .................... Varies; funding available through
drama. Breakfast and lunch are provided.                                                                                                                                                                                       state agencies for the blind
                                                                                                                    1-800-331-0688  fcsn.org                                                      Deadline............. FC/FS
For...................... Boston residents with disabilities,                                                                                                                                       Call ..................... Karen Ross  617-969-6200 x 237
                           ages 3-22                                           Easter Seals of Massachusetts Summer Camping Program                                                                 Web site ............. carroll.org
Locations............ Boston Community Centers, sites to
                                                                       Easter Seals collaborates with established camping programs in New England, including Agassiz
                           be announced                                                                                                                                                             maSS. general hoSpital
                                                                       Village in Maine, where children with physical disabilities can enjoy typical camp activities side by
Transportation ... Provided door-to-door
Languages ......... Vary by site                                       side with able-bodied campers.                                                                                               youthcare Summer camp
Dates .................. July-August, 5 weeks                                                        1-800-244-2756 x 410  eastersealsma.org                                                      Youthcare Summer Camp is structured to
Hours ................. 8 am-2 pm or 9 am-3 pm                                                                                                                                                      support the development of children's social
Cost .................... $175 for 5 weeks; $50 for brothers                                                           Kids Camps.com                                                               communication skills, group skills, and executive
                           and sisters                                                                                                                                                              function skills while having a fun summer camp
Deadline............. FC/FS; slots are filling quickly!
                                                                                   This on-line directory includes camps all over the U. S. for children with disabilities.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    experience. Typical diagnoses include Asperger's
Call .....................  617-635-4920 x 2402                                                                     kidscamps.com                                                                  Syndrome, High Functioning Autism, PDD-NOS,
Email .................. nicole.dasilva@cityofboston.gov                                                                                                                                            and Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities. Campers can
Web site ............. cityofboston.gov/BCYF/                                                                                                                                                       register for camp at either location: Charlestown
                                                                  Hours ................. Overnight camp                            campS For children With                                         or Hale Reservation in Westwood. Charlestown
camp allen                                                        Cost .................... $3,500 for 18 days; $2,300 for 11                                                                       campers go to Hale twice a week.
Children and adults with physical and                                                        days; financial aid based on need      diaBeteS                                                        For...................... Ages 6 (entering grade 1)-14 with
developmental disabilities participate in lots of                 Deadline............. FC/FS                                       At these day and overnight camps, kids enjoy                                               social, cognitive, emotional, and
activities—from arts and crafts to nature walks                   Call .....................  1-781-890-STAR (7827)                sports, swimming, recreation, support, and                                                 behavioral disabilities
and camp-outs—at this overnight camp in New                       Web site ............. campstarfish.org                           friendship as they learn to live with Type 1                    Locations............ Charlestown Boys & Girls Club and
Hampshire.                                                                                                                          diabetes. Non-diabetic siblings and friends may                                            Hale Reservation, Westwood, MA
For...................... Ages 6-90                               handi kidS                                                        also attend.                                                    Transportation ... None from home to either site; bus
Location ............. Bedford, NH (one hour from Boston)         Summer day camp                                                   Barton day camp BoSton                                                                     provided from the Charlestown
Dates .................. 6 and 12-day sessions,                                                                                                                                                                                program to Hale
                                                                  Handi Kids is a day camp for children and young                   For...................... Ages 6-12 with diabetes; Leaders-
                           July 12-August 28                                                                                                                                                        Dates .................. June 24-August 12
                                                                  adults with a variety of disabilities. Campers                                               in-Training, ages 13–15              Hours ................. Monday-Friday, 9 am-2:30 pm
Hours ................. Overnight camp                            can enjoy horseback riding, swimming, boating,                    Location ............. Mass. College of Pharmacy in the
Cost .................... $675-$1,350 per session;                                                                                                                                                  Cost .................... $4,650 for the summer; financial
                                                                  fishing, music and dance, arts and crafts, cooking,                                          Fenway                                                          aid may be available for
                           scholarships and limited financial                                                                       Dates .................. July 27-31
                           aid available
                                                                  sports, and archery. All new campers must                                                                                                                    Charlestown site
                                                                  complete an assessment, accompanied by a parent                   Hours ................. 9 am-4 pm                               Deadline............. FC/FS
Deadline............. FC/FS; limited openings                                                                                       Cost .................... $615; financial aid available
Call .....................  1-603-622-8471                       or guardian; call to schedule an appointment.                                                                                     Call .....................  617-726-0060
                                                                                                                                    Deadline............. FC/FS                                     Web site ............. mghyouthcare.org
Web site ............. campallennh.org                            For...................... Ages 4-22 of all abilities
                                                                                                                                    Call .....................  1-508-987-2056 x 205
                                                                  Location ............. Bridgewater, MA
                                                                                                                                    Web site ............. bartoncenter.org/programs/               Call or visit the YouthCare Web site for information
camp ShriVer at umaSS BoSton                                      Transportation ... May be available from Boston;
                                                                                             please call                            clara Barton camp For girlS                                     about Transitions, a summer program for youth
Camp Shriver is an inclusive, sports-oriented day
                                                                  Dates .................. Four 2-week sessions and one             For...................... Girls ages 6-16 with diabetes         ages 15-18.
camp for children with and without intellectual
disabilities. As campers improve their sports skills,                                        1-week session: June 29-July 10;       Location ............. North Oxford, MA
they also build their self-esteem, social skills, and                                        July 13-24; July 27-August 7;          Dates .................. June 21-August 13; 5-day and           outdoor explorationS
                                                                                             August 10-21; August 24-28                                        12-day sessions                      Outdoor Explorations makes the outdoors a
confidence in building friendships.
                                                                  Hours ................. 9 am-3 pm; extended day to 5 pm           Hours ................. Overnight camp                          welcoming place to people with disabilities.
For...................... Boys and girls ages 8-12 from BPS,      Cost .................... $850 per two-week session; $425         Cost .................... Five days: $1,175; 12 days: $2,300;   They offer day trips, overnights, and some longer
                           Brockton and Quincy public schools                                per one-week + $50 application                                    financial aid available              camps. Summer adventures include sailing,
Location ............. UMass Boston, Dorchester                                              fee; extended day $20 per day;         Deadline............. FC/FS                                     kayaking, rafting, hiking, and climbing. Programs
Transportation ... Provided at no cost from several                                          additional cost for horseback          Call .....................  1-508-987-2056
                           neighborhoods                                                                                                                                                            can accommodate most disabilities, including
                                                                                             riding and carriage driving lessons;   Web site ............. bartoncenter.org/programs/
Dates .................. July 6-31                                                                                                                                                                  cognitive, sensory, physical, mental, and multiple
                                                                                             financial aid available
Hours ................. 8:30 am-2:30 pm                                                                                             elliott p. JoSlin camp For BoyS                                 disabilities.
                                                                  Deadline............. March 30 for a chance to win a free
Cost .................... $25 registration fee (only due upon                                week of camp; then FC/FS               For...................... Boys ages 6-16 with diabetes          For...................... Ages 8-108
                           acceptance)                            Call .....................  1-508-697-7557 x 17                  Location ............. Charlton, MA                             Location ............. Based in Medford, MA
Deadline............. Applications due April 1                    Web site ............. handikids.org                              Dates .................. June 21-August 14; 1 and 2-week        Dates .................. Year-round; 1-, 2- and multi-day
Call .....................  617-287-7250                                                                                                                      sessions                                                        programs
Web site ............. csde.umb.edu                               camp connect                                                      Hours ................. Overnight camp                          Cost .................... About $40-$450 depending on
                                                                  HandiKids also operates Camp Connect, a                           Cost .................... One week: $1,175; two weeks:                                     program; scholarships available
camp StarFiSh                                                     6-week summer day camp designed to meet                                                      $2,300; financial aid available      Registration ....... Ongoing
This overnight camp in New Hampshire serves                       the developmental, social, and behavioral needs                   Deadline............. FC/FS                                     Call .....................  1-781-395-4999
children with emotional, behavioral, and learning                 of children with Asperger's Syndrome, High                        Call .....................  617-732-2400                       Web site ............. outdoorexp.org
problems. The ratio of staff to campers is one-to-                Functioning Autism, and related challenges.                       Web site ............. joslin.org




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one.                                                              For...................... Ages 4-16
                                                                  Location ............. Bridgewater, MA                            carroll center For the Blind
For...................... Ages 7-15 with emotional,
                          behavioral, and learning disabilities   Dates .................. June 29-August 7                         Summer programS
Location ............. Rindge, NH (70 miles from Boston)          Hours ................. 9 am-3 pm                                 Carroll Kids/Carroll Teens is a week-long
Transportation ... Provided from Boston                           Cost .................... $3,500; limited financial aid           enrichment program that helps children with
Dates .................. June 24-July 11; July 15-August 1;                                                                         Braille, assistive technology, social skills,
                          August 5-15                                                                                               orientation, and learning how to advocate for
                                                                                                                                    themselves.

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                                                                    Overnight Summer Camps
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agaSSiZ Village
                                                                    For...................... Boys and girls ages 8-15
                                                                    Location ............. North Brookfield, MA
                                                                    Dates .................. Boys: June 28-July 25


                                                                    Cost .................... $1,750 for 2 weeks
                                                                    Deadline............. ASAP
                                                                                               Girls: July 26-August 22;
                                                                                               2 and 4-week sessions
                                                                                                                                        4-h campS oF maSSachuSettS
                                                                                                                                        4-H camps offer a range of activities for children
                                                                                                                                        ages 7-17. Most have both day and overnight
                                                                                                                                        programs from late June to late August. Some have
                                                                                                                                        programs for children with disabilities. Overnight
                                                                                                                                        camps are about $415-$560 per week.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Deadline............. FC/FS; call or visit the Web site for

                                                                                                                                                                                                         Call .....................  1-781-259-2183 or



                                                                                                                                                                                                         SalVation army
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    open house dates

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     1-866-MASCAMP
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Web site ............. wildwoodcamp.org


Agassiz Village in Maine is a traditional camp                      Call .....................  1-413-739-7211                         Contact the University of Massachusetts Extension                camp Wonderland
focusing on leadership development for children                     Web site ............. campatwater.org                              Office for more information on each camp:
of all abilities. Referrals for children with physical                                                                                                                                                   Camp Wonderland, on a lake in nearby Sharon,
                                                                                                                                            mass4h.org/camps/                                            offers swimming, boating, recreation, arts and
disabilities are available through Easter Seals of                  camp Fire uSa                                                            1-781-891-0650 x 14
Massachusetts.                                                                                                                                                                                           crafts, and a low ropes course.
                                                                    camp naWaka
                                                                                                                                            Or contact each camp directly:                               For...................... Ages 6-12 + 1 session for ages 13-16
For...................... Ages 8-17                                 Nawaka is a small camp located on a wooded
                                                                                                                                            4-H Camp Howe in Goshen (Berkshires)                         Location ............. Sharon, MA
Location ............. Poland, ME                                   site overlooking beautiful Larkum Pond in the
                                                                                                                                                  camphowe.com                                           Transportation ... From the South End
Transportation ... Provided from Boston: $25                        Berkshires. Children can explore and choose
                                                                                                                                                   1-413-549-3969                                       Dates .................. July 15-August 19; Teen Week
Languages ......... Spanish, French                                 activities such as creative arts, athletics, drama,                                                                                                            July 31-August 5; 6-day sessions
Dates .................. July 6-31: 1 and 2-week sessions           water sports, nature programs, and horseback                            4-H Camp Farley in Mashpee (Cape Cod)                                                  begin on Wednesdays
Cost .................... $600 per 2-week session; $300 per         riding.                                                                 campfarley.com                                               Cost .................... Most campers pay $65 per week
                           5-day session; financial aid available                                                                                  1-508-477-0181
                                                                    For ..................... Ages 8-15                                                                                                  Deadline............. FC/FS
                           to all families based on need
Deadline............. April 1 to get 2008 rates; pay                Location ............. East Otis, MA                                    4-H Camp Middlesex in Ashby (near Fitchburg)                 Contact...............  617-542-5420 x 161
                           by June 1 for discount                   Transportation ... Provided from the MBTA Green Line/                         campmiddlesex.com                                      Email .................. jforster@use.salvationarmy.org
                                                                                               Riverside station (additional cost))                1-978-386-7704                                       Web site ............. campwonderland.org
Call .....................  1-781-860-0200
Web site ............ agassizvillage.com                            Dates .................. July 5-August 15:                              4-H Camp Marshall in Spencer (near Worcester)
                                                                                               1 and 2-week sessions                              (traditional and horse lovers’ camps)                  united South end SettlementS
BoSton Symphony orcheStra                                           Cost .................... One week $500; scholarships and                     campmarshall.org                                       camp hale
                                                                                               financial aid available                             1-508-885-4891
dayS in the artS                                                                                                                                                                                         Boys experience the outdoors, make new friends,
                                                                    Deadline............. FC/FS
This program takes place at the summer home                         Call .....................  617-591-0300 x 100                         4-H Camp Leslie in Georgetown                                learn to get along, and try new things—and they
of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in beautiful                       Web site ............. campfireusa-emass.org/programs/                        campleslie.org                                         take away a life experience that will change their
western Massachusetts. Activities include arts                                                 nawaka                                              1-978-352-8060                                       lives. Hale is on beautiful Squam Lake, NH.
workshops, museum visits, performances, and                                                                                                                                                              For...................... Boys ages 7-14
much more.                                                          camp haWkeye                                                        girl ScoutS oF eaStern maSS.                                     Location ............. Sandwich, NH
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Transportation ... Provided from the South End
For...................... Students in grades 5-7 who go to          This traditional style camp for boys and girls is                   reSidential campS                                                Dates .................. Ages 7-10: July 5-26
                           public schools in Massachusetts          committed to creating a diverse community. Groups                   The Girl Scouts have four overnight camps in New                                            Ages 11-14: August 2-25
Location ............. Great Barrington, MA                         of campers go on wilderness adventure trips 1-2
Transportation ... Provided from Boston                                                                                                 England: Camp Wind-in-the-Pines in Plymouth,                     Cost .................... Up to $250 per week; sliding scale
                                                                    days each week.                                                     MA, Camp Favorite in Brewster (Cape Cod), MA,
Dates .................. 5-day sessions for BPS students                                                                                                                                                 Deadline............. FC/FS
                                                                    For...................... Ages 8-16                                 Camp Wabasso in Bradford, NH and Camp Runels in                  Call .....................  617-375-8150
                           begin July 13, July 20, July 27,
                                                                    Location ............. Moultonborough, NH                           Pelham, NH. You don’t have to be a Girl Scout to sign            Email .................. jcox@uses.org
                           August 3, and August 10.
                                                                    Transportation ... Provided (additional fee)                        up (but you do have to be a girl!). Each session has
Cost .................... $200 for BPS students; significant
                           financial aid available
                                                                    Dates .................. June 28-August 22; 2, 4 and 8-week         a program theme, from sailing and windsurfing to                 uniVerSity oF rhode iSland
                                                                                               sessions                                 horseback riding, hiking, and acting.
Deadline............. Request application by April 1
                                                                    Cost .................... 2 weeks $1,550-$1,750; financial aid                                                                       earth camp
Call .....................  617-638-9375                                                                                               For...................... Girls entering grades 3-12             Earth Camp, at the Environmental Education
                                                                                               available
E-mail ................ darts@bso.org                                                                                                   Location ............. Brewster and Plymouth, MA;                Center/W. Alton Jones Campus of URI, is a 6-day,
                                                                    Deadline............. May 1
                                                                    Call .....................  617-960-6740                                                      Bradford and Pelham, NH               5-night overnight adventure exploring the
BoSton uniVerSity                                                   Web site ............. camphawkeye.com                              Transportation ... Charter bus for additional fee                environment. Each week has a choice of themes.
adVenture camp                                                                                                                          Dates .................. June 28-Aug. 14: 1 and 2-week           All programs include swimming, canoeing, and
                                                                    croSSroadS For kidS                                                                            sessions; some shorter sessions for   traditional camp activities.
This camp at BU's Sargent Center in southern New
                                                                                                                                                                   girls entering grade 2
Hampshire offers canoeing, backpacking, rock                        camp Wing/duxBury Stockade                                                                                                           For...................... Ages 9-13
                                                                                                                                        Cost .................... $450-$900, depending on program;
climbing, mountain biking, kayaking, community                      Camp Wing/Duxbury Stockade provides a safe,                                                    financial aid available               Location ............. West Greenwich, RI
service, leadership development, and other exciting                 supportive community for boys and girls who                         Deadline............. FC/FS                                      Dates .................. June 28-August 14; 6-day sessions
adventures. All campers take part in outdoor skills                 live in at-risk environments to develop healthy                     Call .....................  617-350-8335                                                   (Sunday-Friday)
training, sports, crafts, community activities,                     social behaviors and have fun. Camp activities—                     Web site ............ girlscoutseasternmass.org                  Cost .................... $585-$645 per session
waterfront adventures, and special all-camp events                  swimming lessons, outdoor recreation, creative arts,                                                                                 Deadline............. May 15 for $25 discount
For...................... Ages 10-17                                and computer technology—provide opportunities                       goodWill induStrieS, inc.                                        Call .....................  1-401-397-3304 x 6043
Location ............. Hancock, NH                                                                                                                                                                       Web site ............. altonjonescamp.com
                                                                    for campers to experience success and gain a sense                  morgan memorial FreSh air camp
Dates .................. June 28-August 14; 6, 13, 20 and           of self-worth.
                           26-day programs                                                                                              This camp is located on 400 acres with fields,                   WeSt end houSe camp
                                                                    For...................... Ages 7-13; teen program for               trails, a pond, and swimming pool. Campers enjoy                 This camp for boys, founded in 1908, offers a huge
Cost .................... $665-$1,830, varies by length and
                                                                                               ages 14-17                               outdoor fun, special events, water activities, math,
                           type of program; early bird discount                                                                                                                                          range of team sports, water sports, and other
                                                                    Location ............. Duxbury, MA                                  science, and computers.
Deadline............. March 13 for discount; then FC/FS                                                                                                                                                  outdoor activities.
                                                                    Transportation ... Provided from Dorchester
Call .....................  603-525-3311                                                                                               For...................... Ages 8-16                              For...................... Boys ages 8-15
                                                                    Dates .................. June 27-July 10; July 12-31;
Web site ............. bu.edu/outdoor/camps/                                                                                            Location ............. South Athol, MA                           Location ............. East Parsonsfield, ME
                                                                                               August 3-22
                           adventurecamp                                                                                                Transportation ... Provided from Boston                          Transportation ... Provided from Brighton
                                                                    Cost .................... Fee based on family income, size,
                                                                                                                                        Dates .................. Four 12-day sessions begin June 28,     Dates .................. June 28-August 22; 2, 4, 6 and
                                                                                               and financial situation; financial aid
BrantWood camp                                                                                 may be available upon request
                                                                                                                                                                   July 12, July 26, and August 9                                   8-week sessions
This camp serves children whose families might                                                                                          Cost .................... From $125 per session; sliding scale   Cost .................... $1,725 for 2 weeks up to $4,995 for
                                                                    Deadline............. FC/FS
not otherwise be able to afford an overnight camp.                                                                                      Deadline............. FC/FS; space is limited                                               8 weeks; financial aid available
                                                                    Call .....................  1-888-543-7284 toll-free
Most campers are recommended and sponsored by                                                                                           Call .....................  617-445-1010 x 416                  Deadline............. FC/FS;
                                                                    Web site ............ crossroads4kids.org
social service agencies, schools, churches, and youth                                                                                   Web site ............. goodwillmass.org                          Call .....................  617-783-2267
organizations.                                                      camp mitton                                                                                                                          Web site ............. westendhousecamp.org
                                                                    In a small, family-style setting, boys and girls learn              maSS. auduBon Society
For...................... Ages 11-15, low income
Location ............. Peterborough, NH
                                                                    healthy ways to cope with stressful situations.                     WildWood camp                                                    ymca oF greater BoSton
Transportation ... Provided from Boston
                                                                    Many campers are referred by DSS, MSPCC, mental                     Wildwood’s one and two-week overnight camp for                   northWoodS camp For BoyS
Dates .................. 16-day sessions begin June 27,             health services, and homeless shelters. The program                 ages 9-14 offers traditional activities like campfires,
                                                                    emphasizes anger and behavior management                                                                                             pleaSant Valley camp For girlS
                           July 16, and August 4                                                                                        sailing, and hiking, as well as fun science and nature
Cost .................... $250                                      and building a strong self-image—all in a fun,                      activities like forest ecology, sustainable living, and          Campers choose from a huge selection of activities,
Deadline............. Priority for returning campers until          noncompetitive camp atmosphere on Cape Cod.                         animal tracking. Wildwood also has leadership and                including swimming, sailing, windsurfing, arts &
                           April 1; then FC/FS                      For...................... Ages 7-12                                 travel programs for teens, and family camp.                      crafts, drama, woodworking, archery, ropes course,
Call .....................  1-603-924-3542                         Location ............. Brewster, MA                                                                                                  film, and much more.
                                                                                                                                        For...................... Ages 9-17
Web site ............. brantwood.org                                Transportation ... Provided from Dorchester                         Location ............. Rindge, NH                                For...................... Ages 8-18
                                                                    Dates .................. June 27-July 10; July 12-31;               Dates .................. June 28-August 22; 1 and                Location ............. Lake Winnipesaukee, Tuftonboro, NH
camp atWater                                                                                   August 3-22                                                        2-week sessions                        Transportation ... Provided from Central YMCA ($70 RT)
Atwater focuses on African American culture,                        Cost .................... Fee based on family income, size,         Cost .................... One-week session:                      Languages ......... Several; call for details
recreation, and leadership development. Its                                                    and financial situation; financial aid                             $875 for MAS members,                  Dates .................. June 28-August 22: 2 and 4-week
mission is to develop youth physically, intellectually,                                        may be available upon request                                      $950 for non-members                                              sessions
emotionally, and socially. It is the oldest African                 Deadline............. FC/FS                                                                   Two-week sessions:                                                July 5-11: 1-week session, ages 8-10
                                                                    Call .....................  1-888-543-7284 toll-free                                         $1,595 for MAS members,                Cost .................... $1,100 for 2 weeks; financial aid
American owned and operated summer residential
                                                                    Web site ............ crossroads4kids.org                                                     $1,660 for non-members;                                           available
youth camp in the nation.
                                                                                                                                                                  + $50 application fee; financial aid   Deadline............. ASAP
                                                                                                                                                                  available                              Call .....................  1-603-569-2725
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Web site ............ bostonycamps.org

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         ll children need to learn to read,                         Students who didn’t meet                          Q. Who else can i talk with about                       Summer School
         write, and do math. Some children                            “benchmarks”—often a minimum test                   summer school?
         need more time than others to learn                          score—in reading and math.                       A. Your child’s principal and teacher can
                                                                                                                                                                                  at a Glance
those skills really well.                                        Q. When will i know if my child is being                 answer your questions.                             These programs are all free. Transportation
                                                                    offered summer school?                                                                                   is provided only for students with Individual
Boston’s schools offer help to students who                                                                            Q. Can i send my child to camp after                  Education Programs (IEPs) that require
need more time. As part of the district’s                        A. In mid-February, schools sent out                     summer school?                                     transportation.
“transition services,” students can get extra                       “warning notices” to families whose                A. Yes. Boston Centers for Youth & Families           For more information, contact your child's
reading and math classes during the summer                          children are in danger of not meeting the             (BCYF) have set aside slots in their               teacher or the principal.
after completing grades 3, 6-9, and 11-12.                         benchmarks by June. At the end of June,               summer programs for children who
                                                                    parents whose children are recommended                                                                   Summer tranSition
BPS will also be offering summer school                                                                                   attend summer school in a school with a
                                                                    to attend summer school will receive a                                                                   For ............BPS students in grades 3-9 who
for incoming 1st and 2nd graders who                                                                                      Community Center program.                                          failed ELA and/or math or who
                                                                    formal notice.
attend Commonwealth Priority Schools.                                                                                     Talk with your child’s school right away                           didn’t meet benchmarks in reading
This program will offer intensive reading                        Q. Who decides if a child goes to                        to find out how you can apply for one of                           and math.
instruction. Students will be invited to                            summer school?                                        these slots.                                       Location....Many BPS schools
                                                                                                                                                                             Dates .......July 6-30, Monday-Thursday
participate at the end of May.                                   A. The principal and the child’s teacher.                Some of the other day camps and                    Hours ........Vary by site. Details will be
                                                                 Q. What if my child is absent during                     programs listed in SUMMER STUFF JR.                                available at each site.
If a student needs extra help, it’s important
                                                                    summer school?                                        can accommodate children who go to                 BellS
to get it now to avoid more serious problems
                                                                 A. If a child misses more than two days, he              summer school. Call them and ask for               For ............Beginner and early intermediate
later. Summer school, with small classes and
                                                                    or she is dismissed from the program.                 details.                                                           level English language learners in
special attention for each student, is a great
place to give your child the help he or she                                                                            Q. Are there any summer programs for                                  entering grades 1-11
                                                                 Q. What happens if my child goes to                                                                         Location....Many BPS schools
needs to catch up in reading and math.                              summer school, but doesn’t meet                        English Language Learners?
                                                                                                                                                                             Dates ........July 6-31, Monday-Friday
 Grades 4 and 5 may be added. Watch for more                       benchmarks?                                        A. Yes. BELLS is for beginner and early               Hours ........5 hours in the morning
   information this spring.                                      A. The principal will make the decision                   intermediate English language learners.
                                                                                                                                                                             FaSt ForWard
                                                                    about promotion.                                       Fast Forward provides academic and
Q. Who’s eligible for Summer Transition                                                                                    social enrichment for ELL students who
                                                                                                                                                                             For ............English language learners
   Services?                                                     Q. Where will my child go to summer                                                                                         entering grades 5-8 who attend a
                                                                                                                           go to a Commonwealth Priority school.                             Commonwealth Priority School. (If
A. These students are eligible:                                     school?                                                Ask the principal if your child is eligible                       you're not sure, ask the teacher or
   Students who failed English Language                         A. You can choose. Students can attend any                for these programs.                                               principal.)
    Arts (reading and writing) or math or                           school with a summer school program,                                                                     Location....Selected BPS schools
                                                                    including one in their neighborhood or                                                                   Dates ........July 6-August 7, Monday-Friday
    both.                                                                                                                                                                    Hours ........8 am-3 pm
                                                                    one near a parent’s workplace.

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        Summer Stuff Jr.
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                                                                       What else?                                 If you need more ideas…
                 A publication of the
             BOSTON PUBLiC SCHOOLS
                                                                 Surf the Web!                                         Come to the…                                           april Vacation ideas
              Communications Office
          26 Court Street  Boston MA 02108
               bostonpublicschools.org
                                                                 T     here are millions of ideas for summer
                                                                       activities—from camping to reading—right
                                                                 at your fingertips on the Internet.
                                                                                                                           BpS Summer programs
                                                                                                                           resource Fair
                                                                                                                                                                              city year For kidS
                                                                                                                                                                              City Year for Kids is a safe and fun program
         communications@boston.k12.ma.us                                                                                                                                      for Boston students in grades 1–5 to
                                                                 If you don’t have a computer connected to the         Meet with representatives from dozens of
                    617-635-9265                                                                                                                                             attend during April vacation week. A
                                                                 Internet, visit any branch of the Boston Public       summer enrichment programs and summer youth
           BOSTON SCHOOL COMMiTTEE                               Library. They have computers available to the         employment agencies.                                   typical day includes educational and
             Rev. Gregory Groover, Chair                         public.                                                                                                      recreational activities, arts & crafts,
            Marchelle Raynor, Vice-Chair                                                                               Saturday, March 21, 2009  1:00–3:30 pm                teambuilding games, and a variety of
                                                                 For ideas on books, movies, and things to do in the
                     Helen Dájer                                                                                       Madison Park High School  Lower Cafeteria             other projects.
                                                                 city, check out these sites:
                    Alfreda Harris                                                                                     75 Malcolm X Blvd., Roxbury                            For...................... Students in grades 1–5
                  Claudio Martinez                                   www.reading.org                                                                                          Location ..............Condon School (South
                   Michael O'Neill                                      Recommended book titles by age group            617-635-7750                                                                    Boston), Dorchester
                 Elizabeth Reilinger                               www.ala.org/ala/alsc                                                                                                                  Education Complex, Haley
                  SUPERiNTENDENT
                                                                    Lists of award winning books, videos, and
                                                                    websites
                                                                                                                       Check out…                                                                        School (Roslindale),
                                                                                                                                                                                                         and Harborside CC (East
                    Carol R. Johnson                                                                                                                                                                     Boston)
            SUMMER STUFF JR. EDiTOR
                                                                   www.parents-choice.org                                  BoStonavigator.com                                 Dates...................April 20–24
                                                                    Reviews of books, videos, TV shows, and                                                                   Hours ................. 8 am–3:30 pm
                Gretchen O’Neill                                    children’s software                                     The place for finding Out-of-School Time
                                                                                                                                                                              Cost .....................$25 for applications
                                                                                                                            programs in the City of Boston                                               received by April 10; $40
                      MARCH 2009

                                                                 Remember…
                                                                                                                       This new resource brings together program                                         after April 10; $5 each
   The Boston Public Schools does not discriminate on                                                                  information from many sources. Check back often                                   for siblings; deadline is
   the basis of race, color, age, disability, sex, religion,                                                           to find out more about the rich array of out-of-                                  April 14
          national origin, or sexual orientation.                                                                      school time programs available for Boston’s youth.     Call ...................... 617-927-2473
                                                                      read with your child                             BOSTONavigator tracks programs that are:
                                                                                                                                                                              Web site ..............cyfkboston@cityyear.org
                                                                                                                                                                              Email...................cityyear.org/boston_
                                                                      every day, all summer                                 located in the City of Boston;                                              ektid1033.aspx
Boston Public Schools                                                 long!                                                 provide staff supervision for youth
Family Resource Centers                                                                                                         age 5 to 18;                                  Franklin park Zoo
                                                                                                                                                                              Spring Break at the Zoo:
Summer Hours
                                                                            d
                                                                                                                            operate during out-of-school time
                                                                                                                                (including before school, after school,       animal SurViVorS
                                                                                                                                summers, weekends and school vacations).      Tours, games, crafts, and presentations
June 29–July 31, 2009:                                                                                                 Use the Program Locator to search by                   focus on how animals adapt and survive
  East Zone Family Resource Center only                                                                                                                                       in an “eat or be eaten” world.
                                                                                                                             the age of the child for which you are
  1216 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester                                                                                              seeking programming;                          For...................... Ages 6–10

                                                                     Have a wonderful
  (next to Burger King)                                                                                                                                                       Location ............. Franklin Park, Dorchester
                                                                                                                             the type of activity you want; and/or           Dates .................. April 21–24
  Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5 pm                                                                                                                                                 Hours ................. 9 am–3 pm
                                                                                                                             The zip code in which the program must
   617-635-8015
                                                                         summer!                                                be located.                                   Cost .................... $150 members,
                                                                                                                                                                                                         $175 non-members
From August 3, 2009:
                                                                                                                               BOSTONavigator was created through a           Call .....................  617-989-3742
  All Centers open Monday–Friday,                                                                                            collaboration of the City of Boston, BOSTnet,    Web site ............. franklinparkzoo.org
  8:30 am-5 pm                                                                                                                    and Boston After School & Beyond.


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