NOTE: Our Wellesley Summer Camps, 2016 page is now updated. Contact Deborah for more info on having us include your Wellesley or nearby camp on this page, or for advertising on the site.
Camps for ages 4 – 7 include Pre-school Rock City Camp, Rock Band, Glee Club, Recording Arts Camp, and more including lessons for ages 4 and up.
Bach to Rock’s teaching philosophy adheres to one simple belief: learning to play music should be fun. The curriculum couples rigorous individual instruction with band ‘jam sessions’, motivating students by playing in a group. Like sports, a band builds teamwork, develops social skills, fosters self esteem, promotes peer recognition and leads to new lasting friendships.
General day camp offering sports, swimming, and arts and crafts. Specialty camp offerings include tennis, basketball, soccer, and more. Cost: Approximately $425 per week for full-day camp.
Babson’s Sports camps offer basketball, ice hockey, lacrosse, and more. Approximately $450 – $550 per week.
Club Kidville – where fun meets creativity all summer long for ages 2-6! Weekly themes set the stage for sports and movement games, live jam sessions with a Kidville musician, take-home art projects, interactive story time and dramatic play. Air conditioned, clean, and safe environment for kids – no sweltering heat, no sunburns, just an amazing line-up of exciting and structured Kidville activities all summer long! Weekly themes include Storybooks and Fairytales, Space Galaxy Adventure, Superhero Training, Wild Wild West, and more! Prices start at $250 per week, May through August. Flexible scheduling available!
August 8-12, 2016 at Upham Elementary School
Half-day soccer camp, Preschool – Grade 3, $245
Full-day clinic program, Grades 3 – 10, $380
August 15-19, 2016 at Warren School Building
Half-day Soccer Camp, Preschool – Grade 3, $245
3-week program for students entering grades 8 – 9
Residential and day options
80 course options including Fashion Design, Criminal Investigations, Aeronautical Engineering
Approximately $5,790 tuition, room, and board for a three-week session
Approximately $2,715 tuition for day students for a three-week session
Offers over 40 camps, including Junior (half and full day), General, Adventure, Fine Arts, Leadership, Performing Arts, Sports, and STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Movie Making). Our award winning camps provide a traditional day camp experience that builds community and character while allowing kids to explore their interests. LINX offers a safe and comfortable camp environment where all campers build confidence by tackling new challenges, trying new activities and building lasting friendships. $429 – $649/week with multi-week discounts available.
Mass Bay Community College,
High School Summer Bridge Program
50 Oakland St, Wellesley, 781-239-2582
For all high school students:
July 11 – July 21, Monday – Thursday,9am – 3:30pm
2-week STEM program featuring workshops in electronics and Raspberry Pi, App Inventor, wearable technologies, and NetLogo Simulations.For rising juniors and seniors, and graduating seniors:
June 27 – July 21, Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 12 pm
For-credit interdisciplinary course featuring computer science and engineeringAt $100 for the 2-week program, it’s one of the better summer bargains in Wellesley.
Prime Time Lacrosse Camp
PrimeTime Lacrosse Day Clinics are designed to welcome new players to the game, help players who have been playing for a few years to improve their fundamentals and begin to introduce lacrosse team concepts, and assist experienced lacrosse players in taking their game to the next level as they prepare for high school lacrosse and beyond all in a fun, safe environment.
Shaolin Studios, Martial Arts
277 Linden St., 781-772-1301
The studio is holding two separate week-long camps. Camp activities include mini karate lessons, advanced training, lego building games, crafts, and more.July 13 – 17, 10am. – 1pm
August 17 – 21, 10am – 1pm
$225 per week, siblings are 50% off
Terriers Sports Camps Kids enjoy a daily mix of baseball, basketball, dodgeball, soccer and flag football games. Playground, and open gym periods are also offered in the morning, after lunch, and at the end of the day to let kids relax and enjoy summer. Awards are presented daily for Effort, Improvement and Sportsmanship, and teams enjoy competing for Terrier Championship Buckets.
Tue, July 5 – Fri, July 8, 9:am – 3:30pm.
Weeks of July 11; July 18; July 25, 9am – 3:30 pm.
Register at www.wellesleyma.gov/recreation
Sports Jam (multi-sports for ages 7-11)
Basketball (ages 7-11)
We aim to teach fundamental skills through active learning and participation, stress teamwork and sportsmanship, and strive to create an atmosphere that will enrich each child’s sports experience. We provide a SAFE and welcoming environment.
Approximately $280 for one week of camp
For 14-15 year olds who want a work-oriented experience. Participants will learn the demands and responsibilities of a counselor’s job. They will become First Aid and CPR certified.
Session 1, 7/6 – 7/24, $450
Session 2, 7/27 – Aug 14, $450
Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm
Academic, enrichment, and recreational summer program for students entering K – 5 in the fall.
Location: Sprague School, 401 School St, Wellesley 02481
781-446-6210 x2540 or [email protected]
Academics courses are based on WPS Learning Goals and are designed for students who need practice and review in order to maintain skills or for those students who want to learn strategies in specific content areas such as early literacy, comprehension, fluency, math and writing. To ensure the intensity of the instruction in the academic strand of courses, enrollment will be limited to 12-15 whenever possible.
Enrichment Courses are designed for students who want to pursue a special interest or to develop a new one. Goals for the enrichment courses include sharing and taking turns and developing good sportsmanship by fostering collaboration and cooperation.
Camps Beyond Wellesley
Milton: Explore Japan Program
Pierce Middle School, Milton (boys) July 21 – August 7, 2016
Milton High School (girls) July 24 – August 9, 2016
Bring Japan home this summer! During Explore Japan, local families host visiting Japanese students while their children attend daily Japanese culture workshops and go on exciting Boston-area field trips. For families who host a Japanese visitor during the program one child can attend Explore Japan for FREE! That is a two-and-a-half-week program, 9AM – 4PM, Mon – Fri, including admission and supervision on afternoon field trips – for free. The Explore Japan Program welcomes students ages 8-18 from all Eastern MA communities.
Summer art workshops for grades 3 – 12, 9am – 12:00. Programs include: Summer Art Workshop and Stained Glass Workshop.
Music that Matters day camp is for kids ages 10-19 and includes band class, songwriting, recording a song for a CD, creating music video, workshops, offsite events, and performance opportunities. Each 2-week camp session ends with a benefit concert that raises money for a charitable organization chosen by the students.
Session I: July 11 – July 22
Session II: July 25 – August 5
Plugged In is a unique, inclusive nonprofit youth rock band program in Needham where young musicians of all levels and needs are welcome. Plugged In provides a nurturing and supportive community to which young musicians feel a sense of belonging, an opportunity to express and be acknowledged for their musical interests and a chance to use their music to help others around the world.
Newton: Empow Studios
Locations in Boston’s Back Bay, Belmont, Brookline, Cape Cod, Lexington, Newton-Needham, and Westford
Our camps are tailored to all skill levels, and we offer challenges that teach key concepts in programming, design, electrical engineering, and architecture, all while using teamwork and social skills. It’s the perfect blend of fun, learning, and creativity.
A traditional day camp that includes sports, art, swimming, and nature study. The camp is in a picture-perfect setting on a 350-acre lake, surrounded by 100-foot pine trees.
Approximately $1,680 for 3 weeks.
48 Main St., Southborough, MA 01772 Dynamic, hands-on programs for children entering Pre-Kindergarten through ninth grade.The camp offers day and overnight programs.
Day camps run about $500 per week.
Overnight camp is $5,250 for a 4-week session.
Grades K – 8
$200 per week
Picadilly Players runs three two-week long sessions for children in grades K–8. The program meets weekdays from 1–4 p.m. During each session, children will rehearse and perform a complete musical production. This summer, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, and Mulan are on the schedule.
Brave Arts strives to build confidence in children through growth as performers on stage and as people behind the scenes. Campers may board on the campus of Regis College or attend as day campers.
Boarding Session I, 7/20 – 7/25, $1,325/week
Boarding Session II, 7/27 – 8/1, $1,325/week
Day Session I, 7/15 – 7/18, 9am – 3pm, $550/week
Day Session II, 7/21 – 7/25, 9am – 3pm, $550/week
Day Session III, 7/28 – 8/1, 9am, – 3pm $550/week
Summer Arts at The Cambridge School of Weston is a multi-arts camp where students ages 6 – 15 explore their creativity, express their individuality, and take artistic risks. Summer Arts offers classes in art, dance, drama, media, music, sports, writing, swimming, photography and textiles.
Session I, 6/28/15 – 7/17/15, $2,000
Session II, 7/20/15 – 8/7/15, $2,000
Tuition includes daily hot lunch
Mazemakers is a small, dynamic learning community of young people entering grades two through eight that emphasizes choice, challenge and community. Participants choose their own courses and projects such as computer game design, art, digital photography and science, challenging themselves and each other in cooperative problem solving.
Session 1, 6/22/15 – 7/17/15, $2,700
Session 2, 7/20/15 – 8/14/15, $2,700
The Rivers School in Weston offers on-site and online summer courses which are open to all students regardless of where they live or attend school. All classes are limited to enrollment between 10 and 12 students.
For high school-aged students, courses include Topics in Economics, Big History, The Art of Writing, Computer Programming, and more. For middle school students courses include Robot Mysteries: Problem-Solving for the 21st Century, Growing and Giving: a Service Learning Program, Ceramics and 2D/3D Art, Writing Workshop, and more.
Campers learn how to swim, challenge themselves on the high ropes course, and explore the arts. Every child has the chance to shine whether it is on the tennis court, at the archery range, in ceramics, or letting his/her imagination soar in Drama. The focus is always on the camper with the goal of fostering teamwork, cooperation, integrity, leadership skills, a sense of fair play, and a respect for self and others.
1-week sessions, $650
2-week sessions, $1278
MAINE: Coastal Studies for Girls
308 Wolfe’s Neck Rd, Freeport, ME 04032
Overnight camp with various programs for rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls. Camp days are filled with adventures in the mud flats and along the rocky intertidal zone in our backyard, day hikes in nearby state parks, and visits to several of the marine science facilities that pepper the Maine coast.
Coastal Connection (July 11-15/Rising 6th and 7th grade girls): $750; Coastal Connection (July 18-22/Rising 6th and 7th grade girls): $750; Expanding Coastal Connection and Leadership (July 25-29/Rising 7th and 8th grade girls): $750
Listing updated 2/2016, DB
35 Winona Road
Bridgton, Maine 04009 USA
Winona is a summer camp that offers boys the opportunity to partake in numerous activities such as swimming, canoeing and sailing as well as archery, horseback riding and the Junior Maine Guide program. Along with enjoying the lakes and mountains of western Maine on canoe or hiking trips, Winona is a boys camp that has several athletic facilities on site for soccer, baseball, basketball, lacrosse, and volleyball.
At Fleur de Lis Camp, girls ages 8-15 move through their camp days smiling, laughing, learning, and sharing. Whether it’s learning to serve a tennis ball, practicing lines for a play, swimming, or playing Capture the Flag, it’s about gaining confidence and independence. Fleur de Lis is committed to fostering leadership skills, citizenship, and self-confidence while helping each girl reach her full potential. Our community is intentionally “age-blind”; we believe that each girl regardless of her age can help and learn from fellow campers during activities, eating together in the dining hall, and living with peers.