Families living in and near Cambridge have an amazing list of options for summer camps. There are so many different programs with a multitude of activities from which to choose. From traditional day camps to specialty sports, arts, and STEAM options, your kids will stay busy all summer long.

Cambridge Summer Camps for Kids of all Ages

Camp D’Ete at International School of Boston engages students in a bilingual French/English summer program. Campers will participate in various recreational and educational activities. Prior French and English language studies is not required. The school is located at 45 Matignon Road in Cambridge. | for kids in preschool through grade 5

The Community Art Center ArtsRock! Summer Program offers various classes and field trips that are supported by the community and public art initiatives. The summer program is held at 119 Windsor Street in Cambridge. | for kids and teens

At iD Tech, students discover coding, AI, machine learning, film, robotics, and game design. The STEAM focused camp is located at the Harvard Law School campus at 1585 Mass Ave. in Cambridge. | for kids aged 7-18

ImprovBoston offers classes during school vacation and summer breaks. Students will learn storytelling, sketch, clowning, and comedy writing for social media, among other electives. The program is located at 40 Prospect Street in Cambridge. | for kids aged 8-17

Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre offers dance programs for students of all ages and levels. The Summer Intensive Program offers a rigorous ballet training program and students must attend an audition in June. The Elementary Program for students aged 3-12 introduces young dancers to the joy of music and movement in creative movement, pre-ballet, and ballet classes. The studio is located at 400 Harvard Street in Cambridge. | for kids aged 3-20

The MIT All Sports Summer Day Camp has been operating since 1960. Campers enjoy various activities from floor hockey, dance and soccer, to free swim and sailing. The camp is located at 120 Vassar Street in Cambridge. | for kids aged 6-13

The New York Film Academy is a premier filmmaking, acting, visual and performing arts summer camp. Students work with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities and receive hands-on instruction from award-winning faculty. The camp is held at Harvard University. | for kids aged 10-17

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Olympia Fencing Center programs are designed for kids with little or no fencing experience. Week-long fencing camps are offered during the summer for children. The school is located at 127 Smith Place in Cambridge. | for kids aged 8-12

Red Sox Baseball Summer Camp offers small group instruction to teach and reinforce baseball-specific skills to players at all levels. Week long sessions are held at various locations around the Boston area. The Cambridge camp is held at 77 Massachusetts Avenue. | for kids in Kindergarten through grade 8

Shady Hill School Summer STEAM Program engages students in science, technology, engineering, art, and math programs taught by Shady Hill’s faculty on campus in Cambridge. The camp offers four week-long sessions, from 8:00am-3:00pm and extended day options. The camp is located at 178 Coolidge Hill in Cambridge. | for kids in grades 1 – 5

Steve & Kate’s Camp offers kids the opportunity to develop their own decision-making skills. Campers craft their own schedule and individual experiences at Steve & Kate’s camps held during June through August. The camp is located at 5 Cadbury Road in Cambridge. | for kids age 4-12

Summer camps for kids in Boston: Steve & Kate's campCredit: Steve & Kate’s Camp

Summer @ BB&N provides a valuable and enjoyable summer experience for campers. The weekly camp runs for 8 weeks during June through August. BB&N is located at 80 Gerrys Landing Road in Cambridge. | for 4 years old through grade 12

Additional Resources:

  • The Motherly Life camp directory is a great resource to help parents find the best camp for their kids during February, April and Summer school breaks.
  • American Camp Association New England is a non-profit organization that offers a free online guide, advice and search features for summer camps in the area. Camps that have received ACA Accreditation voluntarily comply with peer-reviewed standards related to health, safety, and quality programming.
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