Youth Programs

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    BCYF Summer Programs

    Across every neighborhood of Boston, BCYF community centers offer a rich menu of summer opportunities for young people and their families from summer camps and swimming, to sports programs, community cookouts, free drop-in enrichment activities, summer jobs, and more. Check out our summer page to learn about the programs we offer for Boston’s young people.

    BCYF Summer Page »

    BCYF Summer Guide 2014 »

  • BCYF Kids at Fenway (200)

    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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    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.

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    BCYF Summer Fun Stops »

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    Boston Common Frog Pond Carousel

    The Carousel is now open! Summer hours are 11am-6pm, Sunday through Thursday and 11am-8pm, Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $3 each and children must be accompanied by an adult.
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  • BOSTONavigator Compass

    Bostonavigator: The place to search for youth programs in Boston

    Over 1,700 programs are searchable by keyword, activity, age, location or cost. You can even see reviews written by past participants.

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  • Mayor's Youthline

    Mayor's Youthline, 617-635-2240 | 617-635-KIDS

    This resource line is open weekdays 11am-7pm (summer and vacations 10am-6pm). Talk to a teen peer "listener" who can tell you about activities, sports, park facilities, health care, support programs and other opportunities in Boston. The Youthline also has an online database of nearly 4,000 Boston programs.

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    Boston Public Schools Summer Opportunities

    The Boston Public Schools publishes several guides to summer learning and enrichment activities for students and families. Summer Stuff provides information about programs for middle and high school students, and Summer Stuff Jr. lists activities for elementary school children.

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