Sleep away camps are not the only alternative for a positive summer experience. There are many institutions in Boston that operate summer day camp programs. They offer everything from sports to theater, whatever the child is interested in, there will be a program that fits. Day camps are a good choice for a couple of reasons, one of which is the cost. Sleep away camps can go as high as $1,000 a week and that is simply not within the budget of many people these days. And not every child is the type to enjoy a sleep away camp. They would prefer to stay at home and keep in touch with family and friends. Take a look at the camps listed here. They are some of the best and you may just find what you are looking for. You can also contact your local churches and youth organizations. Many of them will have something special going on.
The YMCA of Greater Boston operates 5 different summer camps for the children of Boston and is this their day cam
Laughing Loon Day Camp
Laughing Loon is for boys and girls aged 6 to 13 They have archery, canoeing, high and low ropes courses, hiking, swimming. The camper has to bring his or her own lunch and the camp provides a snack.
Boston Children’s Theater
Boston Children’s Theater operates a summer camp for children who and entering the second grade up to seventh grade. They will get a full immersion in the arts and for a child who loves to perform this will be a perfect program. There will be classes in acting, dance, vocal music, design, play writing, juggling and more, virtually everything child needs to learn about entertainment. They have two session and the child can attend either one or both.
Dayjams Rock Music Day Camp
Solomon Schechter Day School – Schoolman Campus
125 Wells Avenue
Newton , MA 02159
Do you have a budding rock star in the family? This is the place for them to learn what it is really like to be a rock star. Dayjams Rock Music Day Camp is for Beginners to Experienced Players Ages 9-15. The campers will Join a Rock Band, Write an Original Song and Perform it Live!
Record a CD, Design a Poster, T-shirt, & CD cover for their Band, Make a Music Video and of course there are times to take a break from the music and the camp has many other activities for the off time. Imagine the reaction they will get from their friends and teachers when they return in the fall a member of a rock band.
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
230 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115 http://www.smfa.edu/Continuing%5FEducation/High%5FSchool%5FPrograms/
They have an excellent summer camp program for teenagers.
It is a five-week program that focuses on painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, and media art (video, digital photography, and sound), as well as public art, community, collaboration, and performance. This is for the student who intends to have a career as an artist.