Boston Summer Camp Guide

Summer and vacation camps for kids in and around Boston
Zip lining is one of many adventurous activities at Camp Birch Hill. Photo courtesy of the camp

Our Camp Directory includes listings of summer camps all over the region. 

About our Summer and Vacation Camps Guide: In addition to our Camp Directory, our writers provide up-close information about camps in the area, which you'll find as you scroll through this guide. Among the Summer Camps, you’ll also find advice for choosing a camp and information about this year's summer camp fairs. Be aware that some of our posts are from previous years, but we will be updating them as we go along. So, take a look now and check back whenever you need new ideas. There are plenty here!

Aside from offering an excellent solution to your childcare dilemma, camps can be wonderful experiences for children. They may provide academic enrichment, boost athletic skills, get kids outside and into nature, encourage creativity, or just focus on fun. However, finding camps, getting the information you need, and deciding on the right one for your child isn’t always easy. That’s why we have written about all kinds of camps held during the summer and school vacations, from techy programs to nature explorations, and have put them into this handy guide for Boston families.

If you run a camp and you're interested in being included in the Camp Directory, please contact us.

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