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Boston Sports Club
140 Great Plain Ave.
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.
Coffee and errands after drop-off: Look no further than the Sports Club itself for a cup of coffee. Then, if you’re a Wellesley resident, now’s the time to go to the Recycling and Disposal Facility across the street to sort the recycling and get rid of the trash. Don’t forget to check out the Give and Take area. You never know what you’ll find. One man scored a hollowed-out book with $20,000 in it. That buys a lot of camp.
The Camps at Babson College
231 Forest St.
Camp on the Hill is a traditonal day camp, while Babson’s Sports camps offer Basketball, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, and more.
Approximately $380 – $435 per week
Coffee and errands after drop-off: Go to the end of Forest St. and at the corner of Forest and Washington you can get coffee at La Riviera. From there, stop by Pine Straw at 466 Washington St. for that hostess gift you need to pick up for your Nantucket friends. Don’t get off the ferry empty-handed.
EXPLO at Wellesley
106 Central St., Wellesley College campus
3-week program for students entering grades 8 – 9
Residential and day options
80 course options including Fashion Design, Criminal Investigations, Aeronautical Engineering
Approximately $5,430 tuition, room, and board for a three-week session
Approximately $2,500 tuition for day students for a three-week session
45 Dana Road, on the Dana Hall Campus and at Elm Bank Horticultural Society Campus, 900 Washington Street
Ages 3 – 10th grade
General camp program includes canoeing, fishing, games, and swimming.
Specialty camp program includes dance, movie making, science, and theater.
Sports camp program includes flag football, lacrosse, tennis, field hockey.
Approximately $600 per week
Coffee and errands after Dana Hall drop-off: Try Wellesley Bakery at 542 Washington Street. Pick up your lottery tickets next door at Red Apple convenience store so that you can pay for all that camp. The main post office is across the street.
Coffee and errands after Elm Bank drop-off: Take a left out of Elm Bank, go through the first traffic light, and settle in at the Charles River Coffee House, 57 Eliot Street, Natick. Get an outside table and enjoy the view of the Charles River. Next, stop at the Bacon Free Library across the street.
Terrier Sports Camps
Bates Elementary School, 116 Elmwood Rd.
Grades 2-6 (Grad as of January 2013)
Weeks of July 8, July 22, July 29, 9am-3pm
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. The camp has been running since 1991.
$325 per week
Town of Wellesley camp
90 Washington St.
Ages 5 - 12 years; Counselor-in-Training programs for ages 13 – 15 years
General camp activities and daily swimming at Morses Pond
Approximately $240 for one week of camp
Coffee and errands after drop-off: Head toward the Square, but stop off on the way at the locally owned and charming Dorset Cafe.
Wellesley Theatre Project
98R Central St.
Grades 2 – 12
Drama camp. Students put together a production from audition preparation to opening night.
Approximately $500 for one week of camp
Coffee and errands after drop-off: If today is grocery shopping day, try Roche Bros. on Linden St. There’s a Starbucks in that shopping area for your coffee needs.
Piccadilly Players’ Summer Theater Program
St. Zepherin Church
Grades K – 8
$200 per week
Picadilly Players runs two-week long sessions for children in grades K–8. The program meets weekdays from 1–4 PM. During each session, children will rehearse and perform a complete musical production.
T. Higgins Studio
18 Reynolds Ave.
Natick, MA 01760
Summer art workshops for grades 3 – 12. Programs include: Summer Art Workshop, Outdoor Landscape Painting, Stained Glass and Decorative Furniture Painting.
Approximately $275 per week, 9 a.m. – 12:30