Summer Opportunities

Are you home bored during the summer with nothing to do? Check out the Summer Opportunities available in Boston for students and families! 
Summer Stuff 2013: Boston Public School's Summer Stuff houses summer job, program, and event information for middle and high school students. Summer Stuff Jr. is available for elementary school youth and is full of summer camp options.

Boston Centers for Youth & Families Summer Guide: BCYF’s Summer Guide is here! Check out all of the summer programs that community centers are offering for the summer of 2013. This guide includes important information about a variety of summer camps, sports leagues, and more.

BCYF Citywide Open Houses: All BCYF Community Centers will be hosting open houses for Boston residents. There will be membership info, facility tours, programming info, and more. Learn about summer and afterschool programs.  Apr 10, 5-7pm.  To find the BCYF center nearest you,

Phillips Brooks House Summer Urban Program: Join one of the 10 affordable summer programs in Boston and Cambridge for children. Camps include academic enrichment, fieldtrips, and recreation. Deadline: FCFS. Priority given to low income families and returning campers. For locations and details:

Harbor Discoveries Camp: Programs include behind-the-scenes activities in New England Aquarium galleries, excursions to Boston Harbor Islands, daily trips to north and south shore habitats and an overnight experience. A limited number of scholarships are available for Boston residents entering grades 4-7. Scholarship deadline: Apr 2.617-973-0253 for general camp info, 617-635-4165 for scholarship info.

Camp Shriver: Camp Shriver is a FREE inclusive summer program for children with or without intellectual disabilities ages 8-12. This sports-oriented day camp runs from 8:30am-2pm weekdays during the summer. Jul 8-Aug 2. Deadline: Apr 1. Barbara,

Camp IF: High school sophomores, juniors, and seniors can apply now for a FREE 5-day retreat in Aug!  The retreat brings teens from all religions to participate in bridge building workshops. Participants will learn to foster a positive social change in their community. Kellen Pilsbury,

Camp Cardiac: Camp Cardiac is looking for high school students ages 15 and up who are interested in careers in medicine. This 1-week summer day camp provides an opportunity to learn directly from experts in the medical field. Regular Enrollment cost: $700, deadline: May 13. 

Lesley University’s Young Artist Residency Summer Program: This residency program is designed to offer current high school sophomores and juniors a professional art college experience and open pathways to a career in art or design. Program runs Jul 7-Aug 3. Deadline: May 17.

Summer Pre-College Program: The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University offers a summer pre-college program with over 70 visual art and design courses. Students can earn 1 college credit after completing 7-session courses. Courses run Jul 8- Aug 2. Limited scholarship funding is available. 617-585-6724, 

SummerARTS: Enjoy summer classes in singing, music, and instruments, as well as visual art, movement and dance, and creative dramatics.  Ages 4-14, limited Financial Aid available., Jennifer Keller 617-482-7494   

SummerMUSIC: A unique four-week summer program which offers individual attention, group instruction, and multiple opportunities for developing skills and self-expression to those entering  grades 5-7. Quincy Elementary School. Financial Aid available.,  617-482-7494

Summer Chamber Music Festival: The Winchester Community Music School offers a two-week summer chamber music festival for youth ages 7-18. Festival includes two chamber music ensembles, music theory and appreciation classes, private lessons, and more. Must complete placement audition Apr 7, 1-6pm. 781-721-2950,

MIT Science of Baseball Program: This FREE 4-week summer program teaches physics, geometry, and statistics to current 7th and 8th grade boys through a curriculum about baseball. Students must attend a public school in Boston or Cambridge. Deadline: Apr 26. 617-253-8052

MIT CORE Program: This is a two-week summer program to increase the quantitative reasoning skills of rising 8th-10th graders from public high schools in Boston and Cambridge. Students will develop confidence in their math skills to prepare them for the upcoming school year.  Applications available now, those received by May 31 will receive priority.

City Spotlights Leadership Program: Teens ages 15-19 will develop skills in leadership, dance, music, spoken word, and acting while exploring hip-hop culture. Students will be paid a stipend. Previous performing arts experience not necessary. Runs Jul 8-Aug 23.

Career Days at Bunker Hill CC: Take FREE college classes this summer! Course titles include: Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Engineering, Game Design and MORE. For students entering grades 11, 12 and graduating seniors. Two weeks beginning Jul 8.

Algebra Plus Summer Academy: A 5 week mathematics summer program designed to help students strengthen math skills and create a plan for pursing a college career.  Students in grades 6-9 can apply! Financial Aid is available. Contact, 617-373-5934,