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Summer Camps and Activities

We all want our children to have happy, enjoyable summer experiences that are appropriate for their needs and interests. A good camp experience can offer your child the opportunity to try new activities, to learn new skills, to make friends and to gain a sense of independence.

Boston Centers for Youth and Families
If you live or work in Boston, check out this page for a comprehensive list of summer programs.  

Choosing a Summer Camp for your Child

Coping with Camp Jitters, Homesickness, and Other Summertime Social Ailments

Fun and Low-cost Activities for Kids of All Ages

How to Choose a Camp: Preparing For Camp.
American Camp Association
Knowing your options, as well as your child's personality, will help you identify programs from which your child will benefit most.
http://www.acacamps.org/media-center/how-to-choose/preparing

How to Pick the Right Summer Camp for Kids.  Barbara Rowley
It's much more than s'mores and sing-alongs: Top camps provide lifelong memories and skills. Here's how to pick a winner -- and help your kid have an awesome summer.
http://www.parenting.com/article/summer-camp-kids

No Phones at Summer Camp? Candy Cohn
If you are thinking of sending your child away to sleepaway camp for the first time this year, you may be having a hard time with many camps’ prohibition on cell phones and other communication tools that connect kids to home.
http://www.bostonparentspaper.com/article/no-phones-at-summer-camp.html

MA Recreational Camps Q&A

Questions to Ask Yourself and Your Child That Will Frame Your Search for a Best-Fit Camp

Summer Camp Fairs 2017

Summer Camp Resources 2017 


If you would like to talk to a Partners EAP Consultant for assistance with issues related to child care, please call 866-724-4EAP.

In case of emergency, please call 911 or your local hospital emergency service. 


This content was last modified on: 01/11/2017

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