NOTE: Our Wellesley Summer Camps, 2019 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 – high school include Pre-school Rock City Camp, Rock Band, Glee Club, Recording Arts Camp, and more including lessons for ages 4 and up. June 26 – August 30.
Bach to Rock’s teaching philosophy adheres to one simple belief: learning to play music should be fun. The curriculum couples individual instruction with band ‘jam sessions’, motivating students by playing in a group with all types of music and instruments. Like sports, a band builds teamwork, develops social skills, fosters self esteem, promotes peer recognition and leads to new lasting friendships.
We offer action-packed camps and day programs that foster athletic skills, teamwork and healthy habits. Through sports, games and activities we create a safe, caring, noncompetitive
- Full- and half- day camps for ages 3-15
- Flexible to your schedule and budget
- Early and late care available
- Nonmembers are welcome
Babson’s Sports camps offer baseball, boys basketball, field hockey, ice hockey, boys and girls lacrosse, boys and girls soccer, boys and girls tennis, and volleyball. At Babson, we understand that athletics are an integral part of a child’s development. The goal of our summer camps program is to help your child learn new skills in a specific sport, meet new friends, and have fun. 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!
Transform your child’s love for technology and video games into an exciting learning adventure. Code Ninjas Camps offer an immersive environment for children to explore and develop new skills, gain confidence, and have fun with friends. It’s an unforgettable experience!
For kids ages 8-12 @ Wellesley College Club
727 Washington street, Wellesley, Mass.
contact 508 740-7949 or [email protected]
Wellesley, MA 02482-9010
781.235.3010Dana Hall’s Girls Summer Leadership Program provides girls going from eighth to ninth grade with the opportunity to prepare themselves for the challenges and choices they will face as high school students. Whether participants will enter a co-ed or single-sex high school environment, the Girls Summer Leadership Program helps girls find the tools they need to navigate this transition with confidence and self-awareness. The program provides a unique setting for girls to work with strong female mentors in high school, college and beyond, to gain valuable skills and resources that they can take with them.This 7-day/6-night residential program runs June 23-29 and is open to girls who have completed eighth grade and will enter high school in the fall of 2018. For more information, visit www.danahall.org/gslp.
Eastern Mass Soccer Clinic
August 6-10, 2018 – August 13-17,2018
Director Steve Ginsberg 617-947-4047
At Sprague Field Complex
Half-day soccer camp, Preschool – Grade 3, $255
Full-day clinic program, Grades 3 – 10, $395
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
LINX Camps proudly serves Metrowest MA with over 40 premier camps, including Junior, General, Adventure, Performing Arts, Sports, Leadership, and STEAM. At LINX Camps, we are focused on building a community, one camper at a time. Our award-winning camps, for kids age 3 years – 10th grade, provide a traditional day camp experience (like a sleepaway camp) that builds community and character while allowing kids to explore their interests. Theme Fridays, opening and closing ceremonies, and camp-wide spirit cheers are just a few of the community-building aspects of LINX Camps that all our camp families have the chance to enjoy and share with each other for a lifetime. Come see why we are an award-winning camp 5 years in a row! LINX bus transportation is available from 17 towns.
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 pmFor-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.
Puddlestompers Summer Programs offer hands-on nature experience for children ages 3-6 and 6-8. Following a weekly theme, each day children and educators investigate a different topic in nature. Our experienced teacher naturalists guide children in nature discovery and play through hands-on exploration, active movement, outdoor play, craft, stories and songs.
Four locations: Wellesley (Warren Recreation Center), and three in Newton
159 Linden St., Wellesley, MA and a location in Needham
Kids, ages 6 through 17+ years old, will experience the old-fashion pleasures of learning a new life skill. These skills include: learning to operate a sewing machine, selecting exciting fabrics and patterns, hand sewing and much more.
Monday thru Friday, 9:30am – 2:00pm (see website for details)
$299/week (plus a $25 supply fee)
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.
Session One is June 25th-29th, 2018, 9am-1pm.
Session Two is August 20th-24th, 2018, 9am-1pm.
The cost is $300 for each week of camp and siblings are 50% off!
Discover what a difference one summer at Wellesley can make.
Summer. It’s the season for discovery, exploration, and growth. Find out how you can succeed and thrive in ways you have yet to imagine – here at Wellesley College. One Wellesley Summer Programs offer more than classes and credits. Summer classes are small, academically challenging and taught by full-time Wellesley faculty. Whether you are ready to advance along your academic path, or you would like to explore a whole new path, there is no better time to start than this summer. [email protected] offers opportunities to visiting undergraduates, high-school students in good academic standing and professionals. Options include:
- Co-ed Undergraduate Summer Term: Explore a range of topics and new areas of interests by taking full-credit classes taught during the academic year at Wellesley. Choose from 50+ full credit courses.
- Pre-College Immersive Program: Take two full credit classes over four weeks and gain valuable insight on college life while living and studying as members of the Wellesley College community.
- Pre-College Exploratory Workshops: During one- and two-week residential workshops, students delve deep into a specific subject ranging from STEM to Humanities and Leadership to Sports. It’s the perfect taste of college life.
- Contemporary Women’s Leadership: Understand leadership & gender from an intersectional vantage point, gain practical real-world insights, and earn full-credit by studying gender equality and workplace challenges.
One Wellesley Summer. Endless Possibilities.
Tenacre Day Camp
80 Benvenue Street, on the campus of Tenacre Country Day School, Ages 3 through 12
Tenacre is proud to be the best first camp experience for your child. The foundation of our camp’s success is the quality of our experienced staff, nurturing environment, and excellent swim program; most 3 and 4 year olds swim 1:1. Boys and girls ages 3-12 can enroll for up to 9 weeks, June 26 – August 25. Daily full day hours are 8:25am – 3:15pm. Aftercamp Child Care is offered daily, 3:15pm – 6pm. The staff encourages growth, while making every child feel safe in a fun-filled atmosphere. Our facilities keep our campers active and engaged with NEW heated outdoor pools, air conditioned rooms, and beautiful playing fields. Activities include daily instructional and recreational swim, clay, crafts, music, sports, nature, science, archery, ropes course, and more. Minimum 2 consecutive weeks enrollment required. 2017 cost: $523 and up/week, discounts available.
In addition to the Day Camp, Tenacre offers exciting one-week Specialty Programs! Beginning in June, children can sign up for swimming lessons and the Rising Star Sports program. Other Specialty weeks during the summer include STEM programs, Movie Makers, Art, Science, Chess, Dance, and more!
Terriers Sports Camps (Offered to grades 1-6 — grade is as of January, 2018) Kids enjoy a daily blend of unstructured fun and team sports. Teams play baseball, basketball, dodgeball, soccer and flag football games – Terriers style – with action and energy. Open gym and playground periods let kids enjoy summer fun playing wall ball, shooting baskets, playing catch, trading sports cards, or just hanging out with friends. Awards are presented daily for Effort, Improvement and Sportsmanship, and teams enjoy competing for coveted Terriers Championship Buckets.
Hosted at Bates School in Wellesley (9am-3:30pm): Monday, June 25 – Friday, June 29; Monday, July 9 – Friday, July 13; Monday, July 16– Friday, July 20; Monday, July 23 – Friday, July 27; Monday, July 30 – Friday, August 3.
Hosted at Wellesley Recreation Center (9am-3:30pm) Monday, August 20 –Friday, August 24.
Register at www.wellesleyma.gov/recreation
Wellesley Recreation Department, day camp
90 Washington St., the Warren Building
Introducing our re-imagined Summer Camps. Don’t be fooled, some of these camps may look familiar, but we have re-designed them to be even more fun and exciting than before. Camps will include more field trips, swim lessons, bigger and better special events, super creative activities, and much more. Find our more about our KinderCamp (ages 4 – 5); Camp Joey (grades K – 2); Camp Q (grades 3 – 8); Camp Adventure (grades 6 – 8); Counselor in Training program.
Registration for Wellesley residents starts January 5, 2017, starting at 9am; Non Residents: January 19, 2017, starting at 9am.
Please feel free to contact the office with any questions 781-235-2370.
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
WTP offers one-week theatre camps and full-scale production camps for kids 4 years – 12th grade. Our award-winning camps for kids provide students with a fun, well-rounded theatre experience. Sessions include three production camps geared for students between 2nd and 12th grade in addition to one-week Theatre Arts camps for Pre K- 12th grade. The production camps are: Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark (Grades 2-8), Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach (Grades 2-12), and Big Fish (Grades 8-12). Programs begin June 25th and run all summer. Camp tuition starts at $275.
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.
LEAP 3.0 and our EF Bootcamp are summer programs for students with ADHD, Dyslexia, Cognitive Processing challenges or Executive Functioning deficits. Summer is the perfect time to optimize your child’s learning to help them thrive. Call us to set up an assessment or free consultation.
Camps Beyond Wellesley
Our six-week program (July 09 – August 17) provides an extensive coverage of the material as well as skills required to earn the highest grades in your courses. Summer courses offer your student an academic advantage as they prepare to reenter school at their next grade level in September.
We also offer unbeatable preparation for SAT and ACT exams. Summer is the ideal time to master the material required to achieve the highest score and to develop winning strategies for college applications.
All of our classes are small and we are committed to delivering the best education to every student. Classes include up to six students while test prep classes and AP classes may be restricted to five students.
The Boston Leadership Institute offers three-week, hands-on summer research programs for gifted middle and high school students. Students receiving strong grades in G/T, IB, AP, and Honors math and science classes are encouraged to apply. Cutting-edge research from fields such as Synthetic Biology, Neuroscience, Contagious Disease, Green Chemistry, and Drug Discovery is translated into challenging and innovative hands-on research labs. Programs are led by teachers who hold advanced degrees, who work or teach at world-class institutions such as Harvard and MIT, or who have won major teaching awards. Students formulate original research proposals and collect data. Field trips take advantage of leading biotech companies, universities, and hospitals located in the Boston area. Programs culminate in student conference presentations. The Boston Leadership Institute has received multiple awards and has been named on lists of top summer science programs. Boston area day and residential programs are located at Bentley University/Gann, Dana Hall Prep School, and Longwood Medical/Simmons College locations.
Lexington: Epiphany Story Lab
35 Bedford St. #3, Lexington, 0242
New production company and student Hollywood Boot Camp. Our two-week Hollywood Boot Camp is the only summer film program where students learn from active Hollywood producers out of a functioning production office. Students will learn how to make their own film and also actively participate in the development, production, and marketing of major motion pictures.
Explore Japan Program — MILTON
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.
Montrose School Summer Program — MEDFIELD
29 North Street, Medfield, MA 02052
With more than 20 courses, the 2017 Summer Program includes academic, special-interest and athletic courses for girls entering grades 3-12. Participants will build mastery, gain momentum, and make memories that will last for years to come. With low student to teacher ratios, our programs provide the personal attention needed to master academic concepts, perfect a craft or skill, and form meaningful friendships.
The Center for the Arts in Natick (TCAN)
14 Summer St., Natick, MA 01760
Pocketful of Tales
Calling all performers! If your child loves to sing, dance, act, and tell stories then THIS is the place for them!
Pocket Full of Tales Theater Company presents boutique-style theatre workshops for kids of all experience levels. Workshops allow kids to explore, experiment, and engage in the performing arts through stories inspired by popular classic adapted specifically for young performers by a team of international composers and an in-house playwright/director. Ages 5 – 11.
Riverbend Discovery Camp — NATICK
39 Eliot St., Natick 01760
At Riverbend Discovery Camp, our innovative approach encourages students to explore their talents with confidence, strive for achievement and discover new ways of thinking, all in an environment founded on respect and collaboration. Come experience a truly dynamic camp atmosphere. Now celebrating our 4th season, Riverbend Discovery Camp is a day camp in Natick open to children toddlers (15 months)-entering 5th graders. Each program has been thoughtfully developed for each age-group customized by staff aware of the developmental growth and needs of children.
Summer art workshops for grades 4 – 12, 9am – 12:00. Programs include: Summer Art Workshop and Stained Glass Workshop.
Walnut Hill School for the Arts
12 Highland Street, Natick, MA 01760
Each summer, Walnut Hill School for the Arts welcomes hundreds of talented students from across the country and around the world to our Natick, Massachusetts, campus for immersive programs in dance, theater, and visual art. Our programs are specially designed to provide students ages 10–17 with a rich, satisfying summer arts experience that allows them to develop their skills and work with expert faculty and peers who share their exceptional abilities and love for the arts. The perfect blend of serious study and summer fun, Walnut Hill’s programs offer intensive training within a supportive, creative environment. Read more about Walnut Hill’s unique summer programs.
iD Tech Camps — NEEDHAM
Olin College of Engineering
1000 Olin Way, Needham, MA 02492
Welcome to the original tech camp, built around YOU. Code a mobile app. Design your own video game. Produce a viral video. Discover the secrets of cryptography. Our flagship program features over 30 innovative courses, blending world-class instruction with fun camp activities. In each weeklong session, you’ll explore an inspiring campus, make new friends, and build skills that last long after summer. Day and overnight available. Over 130 locations all over the country.
Plugged In’s Music that Matters Summer Camp is for ages 11-18 and includes band class, songwriting, recording a song for a CD, music video, workshops, offsite events, and performance opportunities. Each session ends with a benefit concert that raises money for a charitable organization chosen by the students themselves. 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. In addition to summer camp, Plugged In offers weekly ensemble band classes during the fall and spring, private lessons and songwriting workshops.
Session I dates: July 9-20
Session II dates: July 23-August 3
Hours: 9 AM – 3 PM (extended hours available)
Registration ends when MTM reaches capacity (25 students per session)
Information and online registration form: http://www.pluggedinband.org/
Since 1972, Summer at Chestnut Hill has focused on providing an enriching camp environment where campers of all ages, abilities, and interests can flourish. With an experienced team of educators, enthusiastic staff (many of whom were past campers and C.I.T.’s), and a diverse range of activities, campers learn, explore, create, make positive connections, and challenge themselves. Our aim is for each camper to not only have an enriching camp experience, but to leave each summer with increased confidence, talents, and positive attributes.
11 locations across Massachusetts
Empow Studios brings technology, arts, and play together to help young learners discover and build on their creative talents.
At our two studios in Lexington & Newton, and our 9 other pop-up camp locations in Acton, Boston’s Back Bay, Belmont, Brookline, Cambridge, Cape Cod, Milton-Quincy, Natick, and Westford, kids can choose from 4 STEM camp types. Half-day morning, afternoon, and full-day options are available along with extended day. For kids going into grades 2-8.
FaySummer — SOUTHBOROUGH
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
$1405 for a two-week session, 2018
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.
The Rivers Day Camp Program — WESTON
333 Winters St., Weston 02493
Camp experience offering a wide range of age appropriate activities, a safe environment, and a structured daily schedule. Children are placed in co-ed groups according to age with a 1:3 counselor to camper ratio of experienced and nurturing counselors.
Ages 3 1/2 – 7th grade.
Activities may include:
• Fishing • Flag Football • Gaga Ball • Gym Ball • Karate • Kayaking • Kickball • Legos • Music •
Coastal Studies for Girls — FREEPORT, MAINE
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 and Expanding Coastal Connection and Leadership
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.