Summer Camp Guide for Somerville
Enrollment is starting soon for many summer camps. Here's a selection of summer camps in Massachusetts.
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 help launch your camp search with opportunities around Somerville.
With the choice and variety of summer camps available in New England in 2013, boredom won't be an option.
There are a number of options in Somerville. A good place to start is the Somerville Recreation Department's website, which lists lots of summer activities happening in the city, including the "Somertime Day Program."
Also check out OPENAIR Circus, which runs circus arts classes for children during the summer, culminanting in performance under a big tent at the end of the season.
If you're looking to get out of the city, the Elizabeth Peabody House, in Somerville, offers a summer enrichment program at Camp Gannett in Sharon.
Those are just some options, and there are more in the Somerville area. Here are some other choices.
Location: Center Lake, Becket, (Berkshires), MA
Type: Traditional overnight camp
Dates: 3 week, 4 week, full season
Details: Established in 1937, and owned and directed by the Hoch Family since 1960, Watitoh is an overnight camp for children, ages 7-16, who like to take part in an active program of land and water sports, creative and performing arts and outdoor hiking and camping.
Information: www.campwatitoh.com, 914-428-1894
Location: Brewster, MA
Type: Overnight sports, activities and lessons
Dates: 3 1/2 or 7 week session, June 30-August 17
Details: Resident Campers have the opportunity to choose different activities out of an average of twenty (20). Activity periods are approximately one hour.
Information: www.capecodseacamps.com, 508-896-3451
Location: Needham, Marlboro, North Andover, Weston, MA
Dates: June 24-August 16
Details: Each morning is concentrated on individual techniques, while in the afternoon, on tactics. Each session is followed by our 6v6 tournament to give campers the opportunity to utilize their new skills in a match situation. Information: johnsmithsports.com
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.
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, MA
Type: Performing arts, visual arts, recreation
Dates: 2, 3 5 week sessions, June 24-July 26
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 23
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.
Is your camp not on this list? You can include the information about your camp in the comment section below.