Summer

Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF), the City of Boston’s largest youth and human service agency, offers dozens of neighborhood-based summer day camps and programs for Boston’s young people. These programs aren’t only a lot of fun; they also keep children’s minds and bodies active over the summer months so they are prepared for the return to school in the fall. 

Check back throughout the spring as we post more information about BCYF summer programs!

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    Learn about BCYF summer programs!

    Attend BCYF’s FREE summer information event to learn about  BCYF’s summer programs and camps and how to register your child.

    Summer Warm Up Flyer »

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    BCYF Summer Fun Grants RFP Now Available

    Mayor Martin J. Walsh and BCYF are pleased to release the 2015 Summer Fun Grants RFP. Applicants may apply for a 2015 Summer Fun Grant of up to $4,000 to support fun, safe, enriching youth programming.  Please see the RFP for details and instructions.

    BCYF Summer Fun Grants RFP »

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    Snap Shot Summer Photography Program Now Accepting Applications

    This summer employment program introduces participants to all aspects of photography. Led by a professional photographer the program includes opportunities to conduct “photo shoots” around Boston, visit museums and art galleries, dedicated computer lab time to edit digital photos, weekly personal development workshops led by John Hancock, and the responsibility of serving as a “staff photographer” at various events for Boston Centers for Youth & Families.

    Snap Shot Flyer and Application »

    Snap Shot Instructor Job Description »

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    BCYF SUPERTeens Program

    Do you have what it takes to be a SUPERTeen? SUPERTeens offers youth ages 13-14 a summer leadership experience through working at a BCYF Community Center, participating in weekly workshops, and going on fun and educational excursions.

    SUPERTeens Flyer and Application »

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    Apply Now For Camp Joy!

    BCYF offers Camp Joy for Boston residents ages 3 to 22 with disabilities and their siblings. The four-week summer camp provides structured, daily opportunities for participants to make new friends, have fun, learn, and grow during the summer months.

    Camp Joy - Camper Application »

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    BCYF Summer Fun Stops

    Free drop-in programs for ages 8-18 with games, sport activities and art projects at locations across Boston. 

    BCYF Summer Fun Stops »

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    Summer Events & Programs Across Boston

    Across every neighborhood of Boston, BCYF community centers offer a rich menu of summer opportunities for young people and their families. Whether it’s a traditional summer day camp or a sports league, a new rock climbing instruction program or an educational offering, you'll find it all inside BCYF Summer Guide 2015.

    BCYF Summer Guide 2015 »

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    Want to be a BCYF Lifeguard?

    Want to be a lifeguard for BCYF?  We are looking for Lifeguards, Head Lifeguards, Supervisors, and Waterfront Lifeguards for indoor pools, outdoor pools, and a beach for summer 2015.  Please see the flyer for details and schedule your swim test today!

    BCYF Summer Lifeguard Position Information »

  • Summer Guide 2015 (75)

    Summer Events & Programs Across Boston

    Across every neighborhood of Boston, BCYF community centers offer a rich menu of summer opportunities for young people and their families. Whether it’s a traditional summer day camp or a sports league, a new rock climbing instruction program or an educational offering, you'll find it all inside BCYF Summer Guide 2015.

    BCYF Summer Guide 2015 »