Youth Programs

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    BCYF Summer Guide 2013

    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 pools, to sports programs, community cookouts, free drop-in enrichment activities, summer jobs, and more. BCYF Summer Guide 2013 is your ticket to a safe and enriching summer of learning and fun!

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    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 Application Packet »

    Camp Joy Staff Application »

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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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    Read Your Way to Fenway

    Beginning on June 10, Boston youth ages 5-17 are invited to enter to win a chance for two tickets to a Boston Red Sox game. All you have to do is read three books, write an essay about your favorite, and return your completed entry form to your branch library by July 26th.

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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.

    Summer Stuff »

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  • Heat Alert

    We remind residents to prepare for the hot and humid weather by taking precautions to stay healthy.

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