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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    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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    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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    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 »