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 in Spring 2016 for more information about BCYF Summer 2016 programs!

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    Outdoor Pools & New Family Friendly Beach

    On Saturday, June 18, BCYF Clougherty Pool in Charlestown and BCYF Mirabella Pool in the North End, and our Family Friendly Beach at BCYF Curley Community Center in South Boston are opening for the season! Pools open 11am-dusk (~7pm), Beach open M-F 9am-5pm, Weekends 8am-4pm.

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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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    BCYF Block Parties

    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 »

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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 at BCYF.

    BCYF Summer Guide 2016 »

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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.

    We are also looking for supervisors to work in the SUPERTeens program this summer! Check out the details in the attachment below.

    SUPERTeens Flyer and Application »

    SUPERTeens Supervisor Position »

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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 Packet »

    Camp Joy Staff Application »

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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 2016.  Please see the flyer for details and schedule your swim test today!

    BCYF Summer Lifeguard Position Information »