Boston Area Summer Camp Open Houses

Upcoming summer and vacation camp open houses for 2017

Choosing a summer camp is a big decision, whether you're sending your kid down the street to a day program or off to sleepaway camp for the first time. Camp Fairs are great for gathering a lot of information about local camps, but once you’ve narrowed it down to a short list, it's time to really get a sense of the camp environment and the people who will be caring for your children.

To help you figure it all out, we’ve rounded up some upcoming camp open houses where you'll meet camp staff, have the opportunity to ask questions, and get a glimpse of camp life. You may also want to check our events calendar for more camp event listings and our Summer and Vacation Camps Guide for the scoop on day camps and sleepaway camps for Boston area kids.

Brimmer and May Summer Camps Open House - March 4, 10 am-12 pm
69 Middlesex Road, Chestnut Hill

Families can tour the grounds and meet some of the counselors for the traditional day camp for 3 to 10 year olds, and learn about the specialty offerings in science, soccer, and more. Stay for the annual Winterfest Carnival: there will be jumpy castles, carnival games, and lots of food. No RSVP required.

Camp Kaleidoscope Open House - March 5, 2-4 pm 
Leventhal-Sidman JCC, 333 Nahanton Street, Newton

Art- and science-loving kids can meet the camp director and staff, and parents and learn how Kaleidoscope helps children make friends and spread their creative wings. At the camp, which is a program of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts, boys and girls ages 5 to 15 act and sing in a show, canoe on the Charles River, star in a music video, swim, learn to cook, paint a masterpiece, play sports, and more. No RSVP required.

Hill House Summer Day Camps Open House - March 7th, 5:30-7 pm; April 8th (time TBA)
The Firehouse, 127 Mount Vernon Street, Boston

Learn about all the fun goings-on at the kiddie camp for 3- to 5-year-olds and the day camp for 5- to 12-year-olds. The open house on March 7th will have an active game going on while parents meet. Similarly on April 8th, there will be a kid's art activity. No RSVP required, though an email to is appreciated.

Creative Arts at Park Open House - March 9, 6-7:30 pm; April 10, 6-7:30 PM; May 11, 6-7:30 PM
171 Goddard Ave, Brookline

Visual arts, performance arts, and sports are in the mix at this camp for kids ages 7 to 15. Get a tour of the grounds and meet the camp directors at these informative open houses. RSVPs welcome but not required.

JCC Camp Grossman - March 12, 2-4 pm; April 9, 2-4 pm
294 Powisset Street, Dover

Learn more about this day camp for kids ages 4 to 15, which offers a wide variety of activities as well as a chance to make new friends and build strong community spirit. No RSVP required.

 JCC All Camps Fair - March 26, 2-4pm 
Leventhal-Sidman JCC, 333 Nahanton Street, Newton

The JCC of Greater Boston is opening its doors to families who want to learn more about the range of summer camp options offered by JCC, from day camps to sleepaway camps, arts to technology: JCC Camp Kingswood (overnight), JCC Grossman Camp, JCC Kaleidoscope Creative Arts & Science Camp, JCC Sports Camps, Empow Studios, and JCC Early Learning Center Preschool Summer Programs. No RSVP required.

Linx Camps Open House and Tours - March 26, 9-9:45 am and 10:30-11 am; April 9, 9-9:45 am and 10:30-11 am; July 5, 10:30-11:30 am; July 12, 10:30-11:30 am;; July 19, 10:30-11:30 am; July 26, 10:30-11:30 am; August 2, 10:30-11:30 am; August 9, 10:30-11:30 am; August 16, 10:30-11:30 am;
45 Dana Road, Wellesley

Come find out what makes this award-winning network of camps for kids from preschool age to 10th grade so special. Programs include science, leadership, performing arts, adventure, a variety of sports, and more. Please RSVP on Linx's website.