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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    BCYF Citywide Girls Summit

    BCYF’s annual Citywide Girls Summit for Boston girls ages 11-15 is Saturday, August 16 10am-2pm. Workshops, a panel discussion and guest speakers will focus on the summit theme of the  “The Arts.”

    BCYF Girls Summit Flyer & Registration Form »

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    Block Parties & Summer Fun Stops

    BCYF Summer Fun Stops are free drop-in programs for ages 8-18 that provided structured games, sport activities and arts projects children at locations across Boston Monday - Friday 12:00 - 6:00 PM. 

    BCYF Summer Block Parties are free community block parties in July and August that bring neighborhood fun to your block with swimming, music, family-friendly games, summer resources and a cookout.

    BCYF Summer Block Parties »

    BCYF Summer Fun Stops »

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    Fenway Challenge & Sox Talk Baseball Clinics

    The BCYF Fenway Challenge, sponsored by the Boston Red Sox, is an opportunity for youth to compete in baseball skills such as base running, pitching and batting.

    The BCYF Sox Talk Baseball Clinics, sponsored by the Boston Red Sox and the Boston Police Athletic League, is a series of baseball clinics followed by an appearance by Red Sox players and coaching staff.

    BCYF Sox Talk Baseball Clinics »

    BCYF Fenway Challenge »

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    New BCYF Summer Lacrosse Program

    Come learn lacrosse with friends and teammates! This exciting new program for youth in grades 1-8 will be offered at 4 locations across the city.

    Lacrosse Flyer & Registration Form »

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    Boston Neighborhood Soccer League (BNSL)

    Sponsored by Comcast, Boston Neighborhood Soccer League (BNSL) is a six-week 7 v 7 league that offers young soccer players the opportunity to compete against each other and vie for the citywide championship title. Teams are encouraged, pre-registration is required.

    BNSL Flyer & Registration »

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    White Stadium Sports Center

    This sport-teaching center offers boys and girls the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of a variety of sports in a six-week program. Also offered to boys and girls at White Stadium is the opportunity to participate in a five-week reading, writing and math enrichment program. Pre-registration is required and space is limited.

    White Stadium Sport and Enrichment Center »

    Wheelchair Sports Week »

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    Moakley Park Sports Center

    This program is a full day drop-in program. Children may participate in an array of supervised activities including dance, sports, games and arts & crafts. Preregistration is recommended and space is limited

    Moakley Park Sport Center Flyer & Registration Form »

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    Visit BCYF Cooling Centers and Pools

    Many BCYF Community Centers and Pools are available, based on required needs, as Cooling Centers and/or Pool Sites when the Mayor declares a Heat Emergency or after the City of Boston’s temperatures have reached 90 degrees or higher for three (3) or more consecutive days.

    BCYF Cooling Centers & Pool List »

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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 2014.

    BCYF Summer Guide 2014 »