Despite the snow outside, it’s time to start thinking about camp plans for your kids this summer. There are lots of options throughout Massachusetts, so I decided to ask Family-Friendly Boston readers what their favorite camps were. Here are 10 Massachusetts (primarily Boston-area) camps to look at this year.
With the new addition of the Dana Hall campus to the Linx summer camp family, the options for kids has increased even more. They offer tennis, soccer, drama, dance, science, and much more. Or, you can choose to enroll your kids in a general camp. They offer full and half-day options for kids aged 3 to 8th grade. Leadership and counselor training camps are also available Use the code CAMPMAR2012 before March 26, 2012 for a discount.
The Beaver summer programs are so popular that some of them are already full! This camp, for kids aged 3-15, offers specialty programs like sports and band. Sessions are offered in two-week blocks.
Located on the campus of Noble and Greenough School in Dedham and set along the Charles River, this camp offers programs for kids aged 3.5 to 14. Campers can choose from a variety of afternoon activity options, including theater, archery, video, and gymnastics.
The Fenn Summer Day Camp is being offered this year from June 25th-August 17th, 2012, in one- or two-week sessions. Unlike many camps, a hot lunch is included in the price. They also offer many unique programs, including metal jewelry making, build your own boat, and baseball.
Explo Camps are a bit different than your traditional summer camp. For kids entering grades 8 through 9, these three week programs are focused on helping kids discover their true passions. There are over 80 course offerings, and the camp includes weekend trips to the Berkshires, the New England coast, and New York City.
The Red Sox summer camps are offered in various locations throughout Massachusetts, depending on the dates you choose. Campers receive Full Red Sox uniform including hat, jersey, pants, socks & belt, professional instruction for all skill levels, a field trip to Fenway Park on a Major League charter bus, and much more!
The Fessenden School offers numerous programs including: Fessenden Day Camp, Fessenden Sports Camps & Clinics, Fessenden Tennis Academy Morning Program, American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, and the Fessenden Academic Summer Program.
As you’ve probably noticed, I didn’t get any recommendations for camps south or north of the city, so if you have a favorite, please leave a comment below!