Summer Camp Guide for Belmont
Enrollment is starting soon for many summer camps. Here's a selection of summer camps in Massachusetts.
With the choice and variety of summer camps available in New England in 2013, boredom won't be an option.
Organizations, from the YMCA to your local parks and recreation department, offer dozens of camp choices for recreation, science, reading, sports, music and more. Whether you're looking for an all-around experience or a more focused camp, this list can easily launch your camp search with examples in your town and surrounding areas.
Location: Belmont High School
Dates: Several sessions. June 21 to August 16
Details: The Belmont Recreation Department offers three camps for students entering grades kindergarten to 8th and several sports camps. Online registration is available beginning on March 18 at 8 a.m.
Location: Babson College, Wellesley, MA
Type: Overnight Lacrosse
Dates: 1 week sessions, July 14-August 8
Details: With PrimeTime Lacrosse you see a staff of individuals that is always engaged with the campers, holding themselves and the players to the highest level of sportsmanship and integrity on and off the field.
Location: Boston, MA
Type: Seafaring adventure
Dates: July 27-August 7
Details: Seafaring Camp is a one-week co-educational learning adventure for teens aged 13-16, exploring the marine environment of coastal New England to discover the sea’s rich diversity of life, history, and lore.
Location: Westford, MA
Dates: 3 sessions; June 30-August 9
Details: This is the most immersive summer camp experience with outdoor battles and encounters, late night events, and special events planned. All meals are provided. Campers reside in either wooden cabins with screen windows and doors, or platform cabin tents with screen windows and doors.
Location: Bentley University, Waltham, MA
Dates: June 30-August 16
Details: This core computer camp program is for 8-17 year olds and balances technology learning with fun summer camp activities in two-week sessions. It also offers a one week mini session at the end of the summer. It also offers over 20 Technology Workshops plus five recreation choices including Retro Games, Tennis, Swimming and Drama.
Location: 140 Nashoba Rd., Littleton, MA
Type: Traditional summer day camp
Cost/Dates: 2 weeks, $1500; 3 weeks, $2230; 4 weeks, $2,950; 8 weeks, $5600
When: June 24-August 16
Details: Camp Nashoba is a Massachusetts children's camp located northeast of Boston offering traditional summer camp experiences for boys and girls ages 4 to 15. Nashoba is often described as a day camp with a wide variety of land and water activities with the feel of a New England overnight camp.
Information: www.campnashobaday.com, 978-486-8088
Location: Watertown Middle School
Dates: Two week sessions, July 1-Augus 16
Details: The Watertown Recreation Program offers a camp for students entering grades 1-8 and another for those going into kindergarten. Pequosette offers a variety of activities, both indoor and outdoor, including: arts & crafts, drama, games, lunch, movies, music, talent shows, sports and more. Online registration is available.
Type: Tennis day camp
Dates: Weekly, June 24-August 16
Details: Summer’s Edge Day Camp believes in offering campers group activities as well as individual choices. The afternoon schedule includes free choice activity periods and one free swim period.
Information: www.summersedgedaycamp.com, 781-391-EDGE
Location: 1400 Lowell Rd., Concord, M
Type: Performing arts, visual arts, recreation
Dates: 2, 3 5 week sessions, June 24-July 2
Details: The program offers over 100 courses for grades 2-11 in art, dance, drama, technical theater, gymnastics, music, video production, writing, photography, textiles, sports and other fields.
Information: www.mxschoolsummerarts-org, 978-371-6550
Location: 275 Forest Ridge Rd., Concord
Type: Traditional day camp
Dates: 2 week sessions, June 24-August 2
Details: Mornings are filled with engaging instructional programs such as Red Cross swim lessons and archery. Campers choose how they want to spend their afternoons by signing up for hobbies (or electives). Some hobbies include candle making, hip-hop dancing and ultimate frisbee.
Information: www.campthoreau.com, 978-831-1349
Location: Throughout Massachusetts
Type: Nature day camps
Dates: 1 week sessions, June 24-August 16
Details: At Mass Audubon's summer camp programs, children spend time outdoors, discover the natural world, meet new friends, play noncompetitive games and have fun! And with 18 day camps from the Berkshires to the Cape & Islands, and everywhere in between, there's a Mass audubon camp in your neighborhood.