Traditional Day Camps

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Boston Explorers combines the best of summer camp—creative, spontaneous play and hands-on activities—with the sights and sounds of the city. Campers are on the move, visiting historic sites, natural spaces, buildings and waterways. We emphasize the natural process of play and creativity, drawing on a kid’s sense of wonder to discover their neighborhoods in new and different ways. A skilled staff leads the way, but kids take command of the expeditions with their enthusiasm and imagination.Campers may only enroll in one session per summer. Campers must be 8-14 years old. Tuition includes: 2 snacks and lunch every day, ferry tickets, admission fees and passage on the T, and a Boston Explorers t-shirt. Once a child is accepted into the program, they are eligible for financial aid based on need. No child will be turned away because of an inability to pay.
We offer close to 800 children ages 11 to 14 living in Boston’s at-risk neighborhoods the opportunity to leave the city during the day and participate in a four-week summer camp program. The camp experience will include athletics, arts, leadership development, aquatics, and experiential education. Activities will include arts and crafts, tennis, basketball, a ropes course, swimming, sailing and more.Camp will operate from 9:00am-5:00pm. The camp will also provide each camper with three nutritious meals per day. Campers will be picked up by bus each morning at 8:00am at designated areas within Boston neighborhoods. Buses will return campers to those designated areas each evening, departing the camp at 5:00pm after dinner. Tuition for one camper is just $5 per four week session.
Camp Ponkiwanee offers youth age 5-13 an outdoor based day camp experience on Maquan Pond in Hanson, MA. In addition to the traditional programming, each week offers a specialty program if chosen: mad science, stars and stripes, a wizard’s life, around the world, outdoor adventures, wacky water week, up up and away, or under the big top.Bus transportation to camp is offered from the following communities: Dorchester, Hingham/Rockland, Jamaica Plain, Quincy and Weymouth. Financial Aid is determined by need and on a first come basis. Financial aid forms will be reviewed on March 14, April 14 and May 14, 2014.Week long sessions
Grossman camp offers varied activities for campers entering grades K-10. The camp offers a sense of the world around them—and supportive, experienced staff encourage exploration and growth in this vibrant Jewish camping environment.Campers of all faiths, backgrounds and beliefs are welcome at Grossman. Bus transportation is available to and from many Greater Boston locations (fees apply). The JCC, together with generous individual and foundation donors, offer some financial assistance for campers on the basis of financial need only. For more information and a confidential conversation, please contact the Camp Office at 617-244-5124. Week long sessions A minimum enrollment of 2 weeks is required but they do not need to be consecutive weeks.
Day camp is a safe environment to learn new games, make arts and crafts, practice outdoor cooking skills, develop environmental awareness and most of all - have fun with new friends and play in the water. It is the perfect experience for girls who want to get comfortable in the outdoors and explore new activities close to home. Each week has a theme with a variety of related activities, as well as traditional summer camp fun. Girls get to be decision-makers with leadership opportunities in every program.All girls entering grades 1-12 are welcome and will benefit from attending our camps. Financial assistance is available to girls living in one of Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts’ communities and is reviewed monthly from February – June. Camp is from 9:00-4:00 with extended day available 7:30–9 AM ($10) and 4–6 PM ($15). Transportation is included in the cost of day camp.