Summer Camps

There’s nothing worse than finding the perfect summer camp, only to realize the dates, times, or ages don’t fit your needs!

Our goal: to help you find summer camps near Natick & Wellesley that work for your family. 

We are working on updating this list for 2018! Camps that have not been updated for this summer are marked “[2017]“. Any camp without that date has already been updated for the summer of 2018.

 

Use this key for dates:

Natick

Planet Gymnastics and Little Flippers (Ages 3+)
  • Weeks 1-9
  • 8 AM – 4 PM (Extended Day 4-6), Half-day option (AM or PM)
Camp Woodtrail (Via Rec Dept) (Grades entering 1st-8th)
  • 2-Week Sessions: Weeks 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 
  • 8:30-3 (Ext 7:30-5:30)
Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary (Ages 4 – 14)
  • Weeks 2-8
  • 9-1 or 9-3 (8-5:30 Extended Day)
Energy Fitness and Gymnastics (Ages 3 – 14)
  • Weeks 1-10 (Choose 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 Days)
  • Ages 3-5 can begin as soon as May 21 for AM camp
  • 9-3 (8-6 Extended Day) (Half-day option)
Natick Community Organic Farm (Ages 3.5 – 14)
  • Weeks 1-10 
  • 8:30 AM – 12 or 1 PM – 4 PM (varies based on age)
TCAN Center for the Arts (Ages 5-11)
  • Weeks 4-10 (Workshop varies by week)
  • 9 AM – Noon (All ages) or 9-3 (Ages 7-11) (early drop-off 8:30 AM)
Gymnastics Express (Ages 3+)
  • Weeks 1-9
  • 9 AM – 3 PM (AM option)
Gardengate Academy (Age 20 months – Kindergarten)
  • Weeks 2-9
  • 9 AM – 5 PM (Early drop off 8 AM) – Half day option
Boating is Fun (Ages 8 – 13)
  • Weeks 1 – 9
  • 9-4 (Extended 8-5) (Half-day option)
Riverbend Discover Camp (Age 15 Months – 5th Grade)
  • Weeks 1-7 
  • 9 AM – 4 PM (Ext 8-5) (Half day option)
Camp Arrowhead (Ages 5+, Special Needs)
  • Weeks 2-7  [2017]
  • 9 AM – 3 PM
Camp Invention (Grades K – 6)
  • Week 7 Only 
  • 8:30 – 3:00
Piccadilly Players (Grades K – 8)
  • Session 1: Weeks 3-4, 101 Dalmatians
  • Session 2: Weeks 6-7, Honk
  • 1 PM – 4 PM
Redhawk Sports Academy (Grades K – 8)
  • Week 1 Only (M-Th)
  • 9 AM – 3 PM
L.E.G.O. Builders Club (Ages 6+)
  • Weeks 2-10 (7 days/week, choose one or more)
  • 10 AM – 1 PM or 2 PM – 5 PM (can also choose full day)

 

Wellesley

Wellesley Recreation (Ages 4-15)
  • Weeks 2-9  [2017]
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM (Ext 7:45 – 6:15)
  • 8:30 – 12:30 for ages 4-5
LINX, The Enrichment Club (Ages 3-15)
  • Weeks 1-11 
  • 9-4 (Half-day options) (Ext 8-6)
Babson Sports Camps (Ages 6-17)
  • Weeks 2 – 8 
  • Sport and age range vary by week
  • 8:30 AM – 3:45 PM
Tenacre Country Day (Ages 3-12)
  • Weeks 2-10 (2 week minimum)
  • 8:30 AM – 3:45 PM (ext to 6 PM)
  • Age 3 until 1 PM and age 4 until 1 or 3:15 (varies)
Bach to Rock Music School (Ages preschool – 10+)
  • Weeks 2 – 10
  • 9 AM – 5 PM (week, partial week, single day option)
  • Only 9 AM – Noon for ages 3-7
Kidville (Ages 2-6)
  • Weeks 0-11 (May 8 to Sept 1)  [2017]
  • 9 AM – 11 AM (or 9-Noon)
Camp Invention (Grades K – 6)
  • Week 5 Only
  • 9:00 – 3:30

Needham

Needham Recreation (Ages 3-13)
  • Weeks 2 – 9  
  • 9 AM – 4 PM (AM and PM options)
  • “We anticipate our summer season to be June 25th— August 16th, 2018. Since many of our programs are held at schools and some of our staff attend Needham schools, our program start dates depend on when the last day of school occurs.”

Sew Easy (Ages 6-17)

  • Weeks 1-11 (2 weeks before and 1 week after available)
  • $299/WK (plus a $25 supply fee)
  • 9:30 am – 2:00pm
  • For new students Pre-classes are held promptly at 7:30AM on Monday of camp week.
Rhythmic Dreams (Ages 4+)
  • Weeks 2-11 $460
  • 8:30 AM – 4 PM (Extended day to 6 PM)
  • “We have appropriate programs for children from beginner to elite.  We also have fun weekly themes relating to the diverse cultures of the world, creative arts and crafts, field trips, and more!”
John Smith Soccer (Ages 5-17)
  • Weeks 4-8 ages 5-8 Half days only 8:30-11:30 $205
  • Weeks 2-8 ages 8-17 Full days 8:30-5:00 $475
Needham Dance Theatre (Ages 3 – 12)
  • Weeks 2, 4, and 6 (Ages 3-7)  $175
  • 9:00 – 12:00
  • Week 7 (Ages 8-12) $285
  • 9:00 – 2:00
Needham Music & Dance (Ages 11-17)
  • Weeks 5-6 (2-week program) $799
  • 9 AM – 2 PM
A Fine Dance Studio (Ages 4-8)
  • Weeks 10-11 $239+
  • 9 AM – 3 PM (Extended hours available)
The Summer Spot (Ages 5-13)
  • Weeks 1-6 (2 Week sessions) $350
  • 8:30-4:30 (Extended hours available)
  • “The Summer Spot believes in fostering self expression through creative and performing arts. At The Summer Spot there is a place for every child whether it be front and center or behind the scenes.​​”
Tobin Beaudet School (Ages 4-13)
  • Weeks 1-11 No week 3
  •  $115 a day
  • 7:00-6:30
Needham Public School (Grades 1-9)
  • Weeks 3-6 $145+
  • 8:45–11:45am and 12:15–3:15pm (Extended hours to bridge both morning and afternoon sessions available)
  • “There are classes in science, sports, fine and performing arts, culture, cooking, crafts, technology, engineering and more to appeal to the inquisitive, active, and creative child. All classes are taught by Needham Public Schools teachers and other trained education professionals.”
Plugged In Teen Band Program (Ages 11-18)
  • Weeks  4-7 $1400 per student per 2-week session
  • 9:00-3:00 (Extended hours available)
  • “Including band class, songwriting workshops, offsite events, and performance opportunities.”
Art in Needham (Ages 8-15)
  • Weeks 1-10 No week 5 $252
  • Morning and afternoon hours with some extended day
  • “Students are encouraged to draw and paint from reference material that interests them while guidance is offered toward improved drawing skills and color theory.”
Green Apple Campus (Grades K-9)
  • Weeks 2-9 $375
  • Half day and Full day options with extended hours available
  • “Programs develop curious investigative thinking, incorporate creativity and invite teamwork and collaboration. We strive to develop future innovators by connecting the dots from STEM to Innovation to Entrepreneurship.”
ID Tech (Ages 7-19)
  • Weeks 2-7 $799+
  • 8:30-5:30 M-TH 3-4 Friday (overnight camps offered as well)
  • “Code a mobile app. Design your own video game. Produce a viral video. Discover the secrets of cryptography. Our flagship program features over 30 innovative courses, blending world-class instruction with fun camp activities.”

 

Weston

Weston Recreation (Ages 4 – Grade 9)
  • Weeks 3-9
  • 8:15 AM – 4:15 PM (AM camp for preK)
Meadowbrook Day Camp (Grades entering K-9)
  • Weeks 2-9 (2-week sessions)
  • 8:45-3:45 (Ext 7:30-6)
Camp Nonesuch (Ages 7-15)
  • Two-Week Sessions 
  • 9 AM – 4 PM (Ext 7:45-6)
Lands Sake (Grades K-12)
  • Weeks 2-10 
  • 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Wayland

Wayland Recreation (Ages 3.5 – through entering Grade 10)

  • Weeks 1-7  [2018]
  • 8:30-3:30 depending on age (Extended day till 5) (AM for Pre-K)
Camp Chickami via YMCA (Grades 1-10)
  • Weeks 1 – 11  [2018]
  • 9 AM – 4 PM (Ext 7-6)

 

Framingham

Framingham Recreation (Ages 4 – 13)
  • Summer Recreation Centers (Ages 5-13) Weeks 3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 (9AM-3:30PM) (Ext. Day Available)
  • Mini Sports (Ages 4-6) Weeks 7, 8, 10 (9AM-12PM)
  • Adventure in Space (Grades 1-5) Week 7 (9AM-12PM)
  • Basketball Clinic (Grades 1-10) Week 2 (9AM-3PM)
  • Circuit Makers 101 (Grades 1-3) Week 10 (9AM-12PM)
  • Hands-On Electronics (Grades 3-6) Week 10 (1PM-4PM)
  • Multi-Sport Clinic (Ages 7-12) Week 10 (9AM-12PM)
  • Soccer Clinic (Ages 5-13) Weeks 5, 9 (9AM-12PM)
  • Special Needs Camp (call the rec center in May)
  • AND More…
Summer Scene – Framingham Public Schools (Ages K – 8)
  • Weeks 3-6
  • 8 AM – 3 PM (Ext 5:30PM)
  • They also have a theatre focused option.
Suburban Athletic Club (Ages K – 14)
  • Weeks 1-10
  • 9 AM – 5 PM (Ext 7-6)
Metrowest YMCA (Ages 3 – 16)
  • Weeks 1-10 (Options for 2 or 3 days)
  • Times vary up to 7:30 AM – 6 PM
Clearbrook YMCA (Outdoors/Pool) (Grade 1 – 4)
  • Weeks 2-10 (Full or Partial Weeks)
  • Times vary up to 9 AM – 12:30 PM
Danforth Art (Grades K – 12)
  • Weeks 2-10
  • 9 AM – 4:30 PM (ext 8-6) for grades 1-8
  • Half-day options for entering/leaving K or grades 9-12.
Pilgrim Day Camp (Ages 3 – 14)
  • Weeks 2-9 (2 week minimum. Half day option for ages 3-5.)
  • 9 AM – 4 PM (Extended 7:30-6)
Performing Arts Center of Metrowest (Grades 2 – 8)
  • Weeks 5-10 (Grades 2-8), 2-week sessions
  • 9 AM – 4 PM
Keefe Tech Summer Discover  (Grades 3 – 8)
  • Weeks 3-6 (2 Week Sessions), 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM (Ext 7:30-4:45)
Framingham Youth Theater Company (Grades K – 8) (Once on this Island Jr.)
  • Weeks 3-6 (4 Week Camp), 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM (Ext 5:30PM)
A Common Thread Theater Company (Ages 8 – 14)
  • Weeks 2-4 (3 Week Camp, Willy Wonka Jr.), 9-4 PM
  • Weeks 5-7 (3 Week Camp, Aladdin Jr.), 9-4 PM
Nike Basketball Camp, Framingham State University (Ages 7 – 16)
  • Week 2 (Co-Ed), 9-12 PM OR 9-3 PM
  • Week 5 (Girls), 9-12 PM OR 9-3 PM
  • Week 7 (Co-Ed), 9-3 PM
Metrowest Elite Girls Basketball Camp (Grade 3 – 9)
  • Week 6 (Co-Ed), 9-3 PM
  • Week 7 (Co-Ed), 9-3 PM
Judy Gordon Nursery School (Ages 18 Months – 5)
  • Weeks 1-9, 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Cedar Hill Day Camp (Grades K – 12) (Bus available from Framingham)
  • Weeks 2-9 (Single Day, Week Options, Possible Overnights), 9 AM – 4 PM (Ext 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM)
Centre Music House (Ages 8 – 16)
  • Weeks 2, 4-6, 8-10
  • 10 AM – 2:30 PM
Metrowest Dance Academy (Ages 3 – Teens)
  • Ages 3-6: Weeks 4, 5 (9AM-12PM) 
  • Ages 7-11: Weeks 7 (9AM-12PM) 
  • Ages 11+: Weeks 4, 5, 7, 10-12 (Afternoons)
Central Rock Gym (Rock Climbing) (Ages 8 – 14)
  • Weeks 1-10 
  • 8 AM – 12 PM (Ext to 4PM)
Open Spirit (Forest Camp) (Ages 6 – 12)
  • Week 4 
  • 9 AM – 1 PM
Youth in Philanthropy Summer Institute (Grades 6-12)
  • Week 2
  • 9 AM – 4 PM

Sherborn

Sweet Meadow Farm (Ages 4 – 13)
  • Weeks 0 – 11 (The week prior to week 1 is an option)
  • 9 AM – 3 PM  $295 (extended day available 8:30am-5:00)
  • (Half-day AM option for ages 4-10)
Sherborn Recreation (Grades K-5)
  • Weeks 2, 4-6 (Tu-Th only) [2017]
  • 9:15 AM – 12:15 PM

 

Dover

Dover Recreation (Grades 3-13)
  • Weeks 1-11 $60+
  • 9 AM – Noon (Ext hours 12:00 – 2:00pm)
  • Many different programs available with different hours, days and prices
Charles River Creative Arts (Ages 6-15)
  • Weeks 2-9 (2-week sessions ages 6-8; 4-week sessions ages 8-15)
  • 9 AM – 4 PM (Ext hours available)
  • $1150-$2,525 ($75 discount for multi-sibling and multi-session registrations)
  • “All Creative Starts sessions bring together elements of creative expression: expect a combination of activities including visual arts, technology, dance, tinkering, photography, music, storytelling, woodworking, videography, costume making and drama.”
Sage Farm Riding School (Ages 7+)
  • Weeks 2-10 $475 per week
  • 9 AM – 12:30 PM
  • “Children learn about building a partnership between the horse and rider.  They also learn basic horsemanship both on and off the horse.”

Newton

Camp Kaleidoscope (Grades K-11)
  • Weeks 2-9 (choose 1 to 8 week sessions)
  • 9 AM – 4 PM (Ext 8-5:45)
Camp Pikati via YMCA (Ages 3-15)
  • Weeks 1-11
  • 9-4 (Ext 7-6)
Russian School of Mathematics (PreK – Grade 10)
  • Weeks 4-9
  • Times/days vary by grade
Emagination Computer Camps (Ages 8-18)
  • Weeks 2-7 (2-week sessions)
  • 8:45 AM – 5:30 PM (or overnight)
Exxcel Gymnastics and Climbing (Ages 3+)
  • Weeks 2-11  [2017]
  • 9 AM – 3 PM (Ext 8-6) (Half-day option for PreK)
Create A Cook (Ages 7-10)
  • Weeks 1-11
  • 9:30 – 3:30 (AM and PM options)
Newton Community Farm (Ages 2.5 – Grade 8)
  • Dates and times vary by age.
  • Generally 8:30-1 or 8:30-4 (ext 8-5:30)

 

Know a camp not on our list? Contact us to let us know!