Summer programming participants

Summer Programming 2022

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  • Our multilingual staff members can help you with all the major, local summer programs. Contact Heather McCormack at or 617-625-6600 x6031 to learn more. 

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SPS Summer Programs open to all SPS students

Registration opens for all SPS Summer Programs on April 1st. All internal SPS programs, with the exception of Community Schools, will use the same digital internal registration form. Some logistics, including location, are subject to change.

Register for SPS Summer Programs by clicking the links under each program description or by clicking here:

Community Schools Summer Adventure Program

Cost: $265/wk, scholarships available
Registration note: Priority enrollment period is April 1–April 8th. This program fills quickly and families are encouraged to register ASAP. This program is currently full. 
Ages: Gr K–6, Gr 7–8 Leaders-in-Training
Dates: 7/6–8/12, 8:15am–4:15pm
Locations: East Somerville Community School (Gr K–2) and Healey School (Gr 3+)
Description: Traditional summer camp with field trips to local parks, pools, and enrichment clubs. Rising 7–9th grade students may join the Leader-in-Training program. 
Contact: Gisele Callegari, Senior Clerk for Community Schools, 617-625-6600 x6970

Somerville Summer Music Program (formerly Somerville Strings Program)

Cost: Free
Ages: Rising 3rd–8th graders. This program is currently full. 
Dates: July 25–29th, 9am–1pm
Locations: East Somerville Community School
Description: Summer Strings Program and El Sistema combine forces for a brand new, exciting music program. For new players or advanced, come join us for music classes and lots of fun! 
Contact: Joanne Sadler 

Summer CTE (Career and Technical Education) Exploration Program

Cost: Free
Ages: Rising 7th and 8th graders
Dates: July 11–29, 8am–1pm
Location: Somerville High School
Description: Explore careers in House Carpentry, Electrical, Health Careers, or Graphic Communications in a one week camp for each program with hands-on projects led by SHS CTE instructors. Sign up for one week or all three. Each program is limited to 12 students.
Registration link: English Spanish Portuguese Haitian Creole
Contact: James Hachey, CTE Director, 617-629-5250 x610401 


SPS Summer Programs for targeted populations

Many programs explicitly target underrepresented populations in an effort to address inequities. Please note that each of these programs has a unique referral code provided by program directors in order to ensure that only qualifying students enroll. If you are not sure whether you qualify, please contact the program director listed. All programs are free for qualifying students. 

Summer Explore

Target population: Rising kindergarteners and first graders. This program is currently full. 
Dates: 4 wks, 8:00am–1:00pm, extended day offered until 4pm
Location: Capuano School
Description: Serves children who benefit from an extended year to ensure school readiness. Includes developmentally appropriate academic learning, playtime, art, and physical movement.
Contact: Kathleen Bailer, Director of Early Education,, 617-625-6600 x3656 
Registration link: English Spanish Portuguese Haitian Creole

Summer of Yes

Target population: Students ages 7–13 from communities underrepresented in STEM, and/or students with mild/moderate learning disabilities and/or behavioral/emotional needs. This program is currently full. 
Dates: 7/6–8/5, 8:00am–4:00pm 
Location: Argenziano School (290 Washington St.)
Description: Hands-on, project-based STEAM activities range from rocketry to robotics, painting to PVC pipe structure building, and many other creative, engaging activities that put young people at the center of their learning. Featuring programming from Somerville Media Center, Parkour Generations Boston, DEILab, Somerville Arts for Youth, Groundwork Somerville, Parts and Crafts, and more. 
Registration link: English Spanish Portuguese Haitian Creole
Contact: Heather McCormack, OST Director,, 617-625-6600 x6031

SPELL (Summer Partners for Language and Learning)

Target population: Multilingual students in SEI I or II. Rising 1st–12th Graders This program is currently full. 
Locations: Argenziano School (Gr 1–6) and Somerville High School (Gr 7–12)
Dates: 7/6–8/5, 7:30am–1:00pm, students in grades 3–6 will be offered extended day until 4:00pm in collaboration with the Summer of Yes Program
Description: Multilingual learners participate in learning opportunities to practice listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Language-rich curriculum focuses on essential workers and social justice themes. A variety of community partners will provide enrichment activities.
Registration link: English Spanish PortuguesHaitian Creole
Contact: Paulina Mitropoulos,, 617-629-5666 x6959

Summer Success @ SHS - 9th Grade Orientation Program

Cost: Free
Target population: Students entering 9th grade attending SHS
Location: Somerville High School
Dates: OPTION 1: July 11 - July 22, 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
OPTION 2: July 11 - July 22, 10:40 AM to 12: 40 PM
OPTION 3: July 25 - Aug 5, 10:40 AM to 12: 40 PM

Description: The Summer Success 9th grade orientation course is a 2 week introduction (10 class meetings) to what it takes to be successful at Somerville High. There  are four different sessions of Summer Success so you can choose what works best for you this summer. Ninth Graders will explore the following topics: The course and extracurricular opportunities available at SHS, The layout of the new SHS building, How the high school class schedule works, How the Communities (Beacon, Elm, Highland, Broadway) are structured at SHS, Tips to be a successful high school student, including but not limited to time management, self-advocacy, navigating online platforms used at SHS. (Class options are limited to 25 students per offering; in the case of low enrollment in a section, students may be asked to shift into a different time offering) Not only will you learn a lot about SHS, but you will earn high school credits before the year even starts! If your attendance is great (at least 8 out of 10 sessions) and you complete all of the in-class assignments, you will earn 1.25 high school credits. Learn more here.
Registration link: English Spanish Portuguese Haitian Creole
Contact: Michael Morgan, 


Cost:  Free
Ages:  9-12th grade students
Dates:  July 6 - August 5, 2022 (Monday-Friday) from 8:30 am to 12:40 pm
Location:  Somerville High School, 81 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA
Description: This in-person summer program will provide students with the opportunity to take courses for credit recovery and in some cases original credit. Students can register for up to 2 courses and should check with their guidance counselor as soon as possible to determine the best courses to select.  Free breakfast and lunch will be provided for all.
Registration link:  Will be available on Family ID.
Contact:  Michael Morgan ( or Michele Harney (

SomerSession Summer School 

Target population: Students entering 1st–8th grade identified as needing academic support by SPS staff. 
Location: Winter Hill Community School
Dates: 7/6-8/5, 8am–1pm with possible extended day partnerships until 4pm 
Description: Research-based intervention in reading and math for students who qualify combined with opportunities for project-based learning and enrichment activities
Registration link: English Spanish Portuguese Haitian Creole
Contact: Uri Harel, 

The Somerville Calculus Project

Target population: Black and/or Latinx rising 7th–12th graders. This program is currently full. 
Location: East Somerville Community School
Dates: 7/5–7/29, 9:00am–2:30pm
Description: The Somerville Calculus Project (TCP) supports Black and Latinx students as they develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of mathematics. This summer, rising 7th through 12th grade students will come together for a 4 week, in-person program that includes advanced math instruction, community building activities, fun field trips, enrichment clubs, and more. If your child is Black or Latinx and you would like to speak to someone about enrolling them, please contact us!
Registration link: English Spanish Portuguese Haitian Creole
Contact: Amber Jackson,

Breakthrough Greater Boston

Target Population: The majority of Breakthrough's students are students of color, low-income, and the first in their family to go to college. They must be currently enrolled in Breakthrough to participate. 
Dates: July 5– August 12, 8am–3:30pm
Location: Somerville High School
Description: Innovative academic support program with field trips, mentoring, project-based learning, games, and enrichment activities. 
Registration link: Registration is only open to currently enrolled students. Families will be contacted with registration information. 
Contact: Amee Naik,, mobile 617-599-9825, office 617-349-6647

Next Wave/Full Circle Summer Program

Target Population: Currently enrolled Next Wave/Full Circle students. This program is currently full. 
Dates: August 1–12
Location: Next Wave/Full Circle
Description: Fun, hands-on activities with supportive therapeutic staff. Includes trips to Brooklyn Boulders, boating at Blessing of the Bay boathouse, collaborative art projects, and more. 
Registration link: Universal registration link will be live April 1st
Contact: Maureen Robichaux,, 617-629-5640

Becoming a Man

Target Population: Young men of color entering grades 6–8 
Dates: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 7/12–8/4 (4 wks) 9–1pm
Location: Healey School
Description: Fun, safe, respectful, and challenging activities and dialogue focused on 6 core values: integrity, accountability, self determination, respect for womanhood, visionary goal setting, and positive anger expression. Includes hands-on activities and local field trips. 
Registration link: Registration is only open to currently enrolled students. Families will be contacted with registration information. 
Contact: Jerome Daye,, 617-935-2957

Change the Tune Girls Group

Target Population: Young women of color entering grades 6–8 from the Healey School and/or Mystic Housing Development
Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays 7/11-8/8 10am-12pm
Location: Healey School
Description: Build self esteem, develop healthy relationships with peers and adult mentors, and explore your creative side with fun, engaging activities like step dance, candle making, cooking and more. 
Registration link: English Spanish Portuguese Haitian Creole
Contact: Jerome Daye,, 617-935-2957



External Partner Programs open to all Somerville youth

Multilingual registration support is available for many of these programs during the week of April 4th–8th in person at the Edgerly Gym or by phone. You must make an appointment ahead of time. Sign up at


Somerville Public Library Teen / Tween Summer Programs and Events

Apply: drop in
Ages Served: Students ages 12 - 18
Dates of Program: Multiple Dates
Location: Somerville Public Library, Central Branch, 79 Highland Avenue
Program Cost: FREE
Transportation: none
Hours of Program: Varies
Description: Exam Week Events for Somerville High School: Animal Affair Petting Zoo: Monday, June 13th, Relaxation Café for Exam-Frazzled Teens: Tuesday, June 14th, Lawn Games: Wednesday, June 15th. Summer events: Summertime Video Game Hangout, Family Movie Night, Gardening Program. Learn about these and other programs at the Somerville Public Library Teen & Tween Summer Programs & Events webpage.

Cambridge Camping - Adventure Day Camp

Ages Served: Children ages 5-11
Dates of Program: Monday, July 11, 2022 to Friday, August 12, 2022
Location: St. Ann Parish Center, 50 Thurston Street, Somerville, MA
Program Cost: Tuition determined on a sliding scale fee
Transportation: School buses and routes provided by CCA
Hours of Program: 9AM-4PM

Somerville Arts for Youth - Summer Theater Institute

Apply: English Spanish Portuguese
Ages Served: Entering Grades 7-12
Dates of Program: August 1st-14th, M-F 10am-4pm
Location: Somerville High School
Program Cost: Free!
Description: The 2022 SAY Summer Institute will take place from August 1, 2022 through August 12, 2022 at The Rockwell Theater @ 255 Elm Street, Somerville, MA 02144 and also at The Centennial Auditorium in The Somerville High School @ 81 Highland Ave. Somerville, MA. 02143. Institute sessions will take place on weekdays from 10pm-4pm, with two extended sessions on the final two days of the program. To be eligible for the program, students must be residents of the City of Somerville and entering Grades 7-12 as of Fall 2022.

The Institute will provide the opportunity for students to receive advanced training in one of four tracks:  Acting, Technical Theater, Directing, or Playwriting. Upon registration, students will be organized into one of four cohorts based on their first or second choice track. Each cohort will have one professional mentor, who will guide them through each step of the program. The institute will culminate in a performance of reimagined Shakespearean scenes.


Registration opens: Pre-registration starts now
Registration link
Cost: Free! Donations welcome.
Ages: 3-18 years, adults welcome
Dates: June 27 - August 7, 2022
Location: Hodgkins-Curtin Park on Holland Street or remote lessons
Description: OPENAIR Circus is a non-profit community-based circus. Learn circus arts in a low-pressure environment out in the open air. In-person classes are Tuesdays through Thursdays from 4:30-7:30 and include yo-yo, juggling, stilting, unicycling, baton twirling, hula hoops, devil sticks, and tumbling for two. More classes are offered remotely! View the and learn more
Contact: Peter Jehlen,, 617-947-1191

Mary Flynn Murphy Dance Studio

Registration opens: Begins March 6th. 
Registration link:
Cost: Varies - $150/week or $275 for both weeks of day camp
Ages: 3-10
Dates: July 11th -15th and Aug 15th- 19th 10:00-12:30
Location: Mary Flynn Murphy Dance Studio
Description: Dance, cheer, and other fun movement based activities in a supportive studio environment. 

Somerville Recreation Somertime Camp

Registration opens: April 6th at 7pm. This program fills quickly and families are encouraged to register ASAP. This program is currently full. 
Cost: $175
Ages: 5–13
Dates: June 20–August 12, 8:30am–4:30pm
Location: West Somerville Neighborhood School
Description: Creative and flexible scheduling of a variety of new activities that will allow participants to choose daily experiences such as swimming, arts and crafts, games, and more. Weekly field trips and low ratio of participants to staff make a safe and fun summer to remember!
Contact: Alicia Querusio,, 617-625-6600 x2980

Somerville YMCA STEAM into Summer

Registration opens: March 30th
Ages: Rising K–7th grade; child must be 6 by 9/1/22 and no older than 13 by 7/1/22
Dates: 6/27–8/26, 7:45am–5:45pm
Location: Somerville YMCA 
Description: 9 week-long sessions of STEAM Activities, Bellxcell Academy, Field Trips, Y Swimming Pool, local parks and a collaboration with the Somerville Community Growing Center/Garden.
Contact: Matthew O'Donnell, 617-625-5050 x118

Elizabeth Peabody House City Explorers

Registration opens: March 1st
Cost: $60/day, must attend at least 2 days/wk
Ages: 5–13
Dates: July 5–August 19
Location: 275-277 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145
Description: City Explorers is a summer camp designed to fulfill campers’ needs through weekly local community field trips, ending the week with a BIG field trip on Fridays. Includes arts and crafts, recreational sports, and games. 
Contact: Devon Pryor,, 617-623-5510

Elizabeth Peabody House Everwood Day Camp

Registration Opens: March 1st
Cost: $750 per 2-week session
Ages: 5–13
Dates: June 27–August 26
Location: 125 Lakeview St., Sharon MA
Description: Everwood Day Camp offers campers ages 4 to 15 a summer of sports, arts, and outdoor activities, in an environment that’s uniquely suited to encourage their growth. Students who participate as part of the Elizabeth Peabody House partnership receive a steeply discounted rate and bus transportation to and from the camp daily.
Contact: Sheri Rios,, 617-623-5510 x 100

Sing in Somerville

Cost: $200 per 2-week session, scholarships available. 
Registration note: Students are required to sign up for both weeks.
Ages: Rising 2 – 6 graders with unchanged voices
Dates: 7/11–7/22, 9:00 am–12:00pm
Locations: West Somerville Neighborhood School
Description: Sing! In Sommerville Choir Program provides in-depth musical experiences for young musicians. We welcome your child to make wonderful music and deep friendships with other children from around the area. These two weeks will conclude with a final performance on July 22 beginning at 11:00am. We’re excited to make music with you! 
Contact: Reagan Paras, (508)273-3576,
Registration Link:

School of Honk!

Registration Opens: Now!
Registration link:
Cost: $100/week, scholarships available
Target population: Middle- and high school wind, brass and percussion players of across all language, gender, race, economic, ability and other personal identifiers. 
Dates: August 1- August 5 Mon-Fri, 9am-12pm
Location: Somerville High School
Description: School of HONK! is a place we all learn to play with one another. We are people of all ages and musical backgrounds who have banded together to parade, loud and proud, through our neighborhood every Sunday afternoon, playing brass street music for fun and to help heal and bind our community together. We believe everyone is a potential musician: whether horn player, drummer, singer, dancer or flag waver, and even for beginners who have never cultivated their own musicianship. We want others to know and share the joy that comes from an all-inclusive, supportive and liberating space for making spontaneous music together. We play groovy music to get people dancing, the way our ancestors played, before the internet, before radio, before concert halls, even before language itself.
Contact: Rosalie Norris,

Love Ya Ma Art Program

Registration opens: Now!
Cost: $35/ per day or $175 per week. There will be a sliding scale - just ask!
Target Population: Age 6-14
Dates/times: July 18-July 22: Henri Matisse week.; August 8-August 12: Joan Miro week; August 22-August 26: Sculpture and Contemporary art week - 10:30am-1:30pm
Location: 470 Fulton Street Medford MA 02155
Description: For week one and two, we will be recreating art pieces in the style of the artist selected. We will be painting with acrylics and watercolors, using markers and colored pencils, as well as designing our own bags, caps, or t-shirts with fabric paint. For the third week, we will be creating sculptures in the style of contemporary artists as well as street art inspired by Jean Michel Basquiat. Classes are two hours of instruction and one hour of lunch and play time at the park. Fridays we will be having exhibitions and small presentations of our art pieces with light refreshments.
Contact: Angie, 617-372-0333 for any questions or email

Ready, Set KIDS Summer Program

Registration opens: March 15th
Cost: $305/week, $35/day for extended day until 2:30
Ages: 2.5–9 years old
Dates: July 11–August 26th 9am–12:30pm, optional extended day until 2:30pm
Location: 284 Broadway, Arlington MA
Description: STEAM camps include hands-on, project-based learning in a number of areas, including biology, Greek mythology, toy building and engineering, fairy tale inventors, and more. 
Contact:, 781-479-2547

Somerville Media Center Summer Creator Camp

Registration opens: April 1st
Cost: $150/wk 
Ages: rising 3rd–8th grade
Dates: June 20–24, June 27–July 1, July 11–15, July 18–22, July 25–29, 10am–3pm
Location: 90 Union Square, Somerville MA
Description: Creator Camp is a summertime workshop studio that focuses on giving young creators the communication skills to collaboratively create Stop-motion Animation, Short films, Podcasts, Comedy Skits, Songs, Live Shows, YouTube Channels, and more! Every week will be full of surprises with unique themes and challenges each team will need to overcome together. Attendees work with creative team leaders to learn tricks of many trades, while building lasting relationships with other creators in their community! 
Contact: Evan Tingle,, 617-628-8826

The Welcome Project - Exploring Culture and Identity

Registration opens: Open now
Registration link:
Cost: Free 
Target Population: 7-12 year olds, BIPOC, Immigrants, Mystic Residents
Ages: 6–12
Dates: July 11-22, Mon-Fri, 10am-3pm
Location: 530 Mystic Avenue, Somerville, MA 02145
Description: The program aims to help children from immigrant families at the Mystic Public Housing Development and surrounding neighborhoods to explore their cultural backgrounds and develop their skills in self-expression. Children will get a chance to share their experiences to help inform the community about the strengths and challenges for immigrant families. Activities in past Summer Camp include: Sampling foods from the different cultural backgrounds represented, making masks depicting children’s cultures, interviewing and photographing family members, arranging field trips to expand their range of out-of-classroom learning experiences.
Contact: Winki Chan 617-623-6633

Parkour Generations/Boston Bouldering Project Summer Adventure Camp

Registration opens: Open now
Registration linkhere
Cost: $589/wk, financial aid is available, contact Blake Evitt at 
Ages: 6–12
Dates: 5 wks from June 27–August 26
Location: Boston Bouldering Project/Brooklyn Boulders Somerville
Description: Parkour + Climbing Adventure Weeks @ Boston Bouldering Project (fka Brooklyn Boulders Somerville). A weeklong full-day program that a dynamic mix of parkour and climbing instruction. Days will be split between parkour and climbing sessions, mixed in with team-building activities, lots of fun movement games. 
Contact: Laura MacDonald at

Parts and Crafts Summer Program

Registration opens: Now
Location: Somerville High School
Registration link: 
Description: Full day hands on STEAM programming featuring project-based curriculum where youth lead the way - everything from soldering to videography, PVC pipe structure building, robotics, coding, music, theater, and more. 
Contact: Dina Gjersten,, 617-207-8016

Agassiz Outback Day Camp

Registration opens: March 1, 2022
Registration link:
Cost: $412/wk regular camp, $567/wk with extended day. Scholarships are available for families with financial need. Vouchers accepted. Apply at 
Ages: rising pre-K (turned 4 or on before March 31st) through rising 6th graders
Dates: July 11–September 2nd, 8:30am–3pm, optional extended day until 5pm for additional fee
Location: Agassiz Baldwin Community, Cambridge MA
Description: Outback curriculum is tailored to the interests of the children in the program and provides plenty of opportunities for children to choose their own activities, flex their creativity, and spend time with peers. We offer several activity periods each day called “choices” and children get to choose their activities. Typical choice offerings include sports and games, ceramics, visual arts, performance arts, and more!
Contact: 617.349.6287 x19;

Code Ninjas

Registration opens: Open now
Registration link:
Cost: Prices vary by program, approximately $300–$600/wk
Dates: June 19–September 3rd, program times vary by activity, half day (9am–12pm) and full day (9am–4pm) options available
Location: 683 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, MA 02476
Description: Transform your child's love for technology into an exciting learning adventure. Guided by our team of Code Senseis, Code Ninjas Camps empower kids to gain valuable tech skills and make new friends. It's an unforgettably fun learning experience!
Contact: 781-645-7978


Registration opens: Open now
Registration link:
Cost: Starts at $839/wk
Ages: Rising 2nd–8th graders
Dates: June 27–September 2, M–F 9am–4pm
Location: 1776 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington, MA 02420
Description: As technology increasingly influences our lives, computer science and its related fields are now more important than ever – yet many kids still don’t have enough opportunities to learn about technology. For 10+ years, our mission at Empow has been to bring students fun, engaging STEM instruction that boosts their confidence and gives them the skills they need to succeed in our modern world. At our award-winning summer camps, our students are learning to do amazing things with computers. Our creative approach to education has our kids coding their own video games, engineering custom robots, filming original movies, creating digital artwork, and much more.


Registration opens: Now!
Registration link:
Cost: $450/wk or $125/day per child, scholarships available by contacting director
Ages: Entering Pre-k through entering grade 5
Dates: July 6–August 12, Mon–Thur 9am–5pm, Fridays 9am–2pm
Location: 13 Garden Court, Somerville MA
Kat Horion 617-576-0830,

Metrorock Everett

Registration opens: Open now!
Registration link
Cost: Full Day Week $460 / Half Day Week $265 Discounts available for multiple weeks, siblings, and members.
Ages: Children age 6 to 15 yrs old
Dates: June 27–August 19th, half day: 9am–12:00pm, full day: 9am–4pm
Location: 69 Norman St. #9, Everett, MA 02149
Description: Our Indoor Climbing Program provides a well-rounded introduction to rock climbing. Each day consists of a mix of climbing, games, and adventure elements on our climbing walls. Programs are run by our experienced staff.
Contact: 617-387-7625

On the Rise Tennis and Literacy Program

Registration opens: Coming soon!
Registration link
Cost: TBA
Ages: 7–13
Dates: July 5–August 19th, 8:30am–12:30pm
Location: Foss Park
Description: Tennis and much more!
Contact: Drew Hendrickson

Science Club for Girls

Registration opens: Open now!
Registration link:
Cost: Free!
Target population: Girls and gender expansive youth; rising 6th–8th grade
Dates/locations: Session 1: Hybrid (virtual and in-person rocket launches at Danehy Park); Session 2: In-person at a school in Cambridge (TBD) with launches at Danehy Park (Select one) Session 1: July 11– 22, Monday–Friday (1:30–3:30pm); Session 2: August 1–12, Monday–Friday (1:30–3:30pm)
Description: Summer Rocketry Program: 3...2...1...BLAST OFF into STEM learning with Science Club for Girls this summer! As a young rocket scientist you will design, build, and launch your own model rockets while learning about aerospace careers, astronaut life, and the science behind model rockets!
Contact: Hannah Buchsbaum, 617-391-0361 x3

Steve and Kate's Camp

Registration opens: Open now!
Registration link:
Cost: $109 per day, purchase as many as needed. $3,270 for a full summer. Financial aid is available for families who meet income requirements. Reduced rate of $79/day.
Ages: 4–12
Dates: June 21–August 5, 8am–6pm
Location: Buckingham Browne and Nichols School 80 Sparks St., Cambridge MA 
Description: Every aspect of our program is designed to put kids in charge of their own learning experience. At Steve & Kate’s, campers choose from a variety of activities in real-time, as they design their day at camp. As kids try, fail, and learn on their own–-they learn to trust their own judgment. These will ultimately be the kids who are prepared to tackle the challenges of an ever-changing world with creativity and confidence.

Tufts University K–8 Design and Engineering Program

Registration opens: Open now!
Registration link:
Cost: $750/wk, before and aftercare $100/wk, financial aid is available by contacting program
Ages: students entering grades 1–8 
Dates: June 27–August 15, times vary by program
Location: Medford/Somerville Campus
Description: This summer, we welcome elementary and middle school students to join us for our in-person Design and Engineering Workshops. Students entering grades 1–8 will engage in open-ended engineering design challenges that will help them gain experience in engineering design, as well as critique, collaboration, and other group-work skills. Since engineering is not just about the technical aspects, design challenges will employ students to develop empathy for clients who are having problems, while counselors help students make connections to other students.

Tufts University Creative Arts Program

Registration opens: Open now!
Registration link:
Cost: $2400 full season/$1300 per single 3 week session. Financial aid is available, contact
Ages: Children currently in grades 2–6
Dates: The program runs daily from 9am–4pm. Creative Arts will meet in two three-week sessions, July 5–July 22 and July 25–August 12. The program offers before and aftercare at an extra cost of $8.00 per hour beginning at 8am and ending at 6pm for both sessions.*
Location: Aidekman Arts Center, Tufts University
Description: Through daily hands-on workshops in music, art, dance, and drama, each child will discover and strengthen their own powers of imaginative self-expression. In addition, children will participate in a variety of team-building games and activities. An open-house performance for families and friends is scheduled at the end of each three-week session. *PLEASE NOTE: there will be no before care offered on the first day of Session 1, 7/5 and no aftercare offered on the last day of Session 2, 8/12.
Contact: Joanne Barnett, 617-627-3488 

Tufts University Magic Circle Theater

Registration opens: Open now! Enrollment will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full.
Registration link:
Cost: $2,400. Financial aid is available by emailing program director
Ages: 11–16
Dates: The program runs daily, 9am–4pm for six weeks, July 5–August 12. 
Location: Medford/Somerville campus
Description: Magic Circle Theater is New England’s oldest theater by and for children. The summer’s public productions occur between the 4th and 6th weeks of the program running two children’s plays in repertory in the Balch Arena Theater. Magic Circle Theater emphasizes the importance of those backstage as well as those onstage. Each student will appear onstage for one of the three productions and will assume a technical or backstage role in the others. Students will tackle a variety of technical positions, including scenery, stage management, lighting, costumes, scenic painting, and house management. Each day, the Magic Circle program is structured to include time for workshops in acting, music, dance, production design, and construction.
Contact: Joanne Barnett, 617-627-3488 

Tufts University Literacy and the Arts

Registration opens: Open now!
Registration link:
Cost: $1170 for a two-week session. Scholarships are available. We do our best to make sure all families interested in the program can afford it. Contact Dr. Cynthia Krug at for more information.
Ages: Students entering 1st through 5th grade
Dates: July 11–July 29
Location: 113 College Ave., Somerville MA
Description: Children work on summer writing projects with individual coaches in the morning and spend the rest of the day involved in a variety of activities (e.g., informal sports, art, drama, swimming, inventing things in a "maker-space").
Contact: Cynthia Krug, 781-526-5324

Davis Square Martial Arts

Register: Jennifer Ferguson,
Cost: $125/wk - scholarships available for youth who receive free/reduced lunch
Ages: 7–13 years
Dates: Various weeks in June, July, and August - 90 minute sessions/day
Location: Seven Hills Park, Somerville
These beginner weeks are a great chance for kids interested in martial arts to not only see if they like it, but also to make a lot of progress in a short amount of time. Our Kids Kung Fu classes emphasize paying attention, doing your best, treating everyone with respect, and having fun. Our instructors work hard to create a positive learning environment and get to know each student as an individual.
Contact: Jennifer Ferguson,



Teen Job Opportunities

Groundwork Somerville Green Team 

Apply: By May 28th
Pay: $15.96/hr
Ages: 14–19
Dates: TBA mid June–mid August (6 wks)
Location: Somerville
Description: Are you a Somerville teen between the ages of 14 and 19? Do you want to get PAID to work outside, advocate for social justice, develop leadership skills, make friends with other amazing youth? Apply to be a Green Team Member!!
Contact: Tati Olliviere 

Somerville Public Schools - Summer Jobs 

Apply: We are no longer accepting applications at this time. 
Pay: $15.46/hr 
Ages: 14+
Dates: 7/6–8/12
Location: Multiple 
Description: Work in one of Somerville Public Schools summer programs supporting younger children with academic learning and enrichment activities. Lots of different programs are seeking teens, including Summer of Yes, Somerville Music Camp, and more. In person recruitment will be held at the April 14th job fair at Somerville High School. 
Contact: Heather McCormack 781-922-6612

Boston Scores - Summer Soccer Coach

Pay: $18/hr
Ages: 14-18
Dates: 6/27-7/4
Location: Argenziano 
Description: The GOALS Program is the Mass Youth Soccer initiative to bring the beautiful game of soccer to the inner-city areas of Boston, Lawrence, Springfield etc.  We work in partnership with Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCAs and Community Centers. The Camp is free of charge for every child who attends. Last year we were unable to run the program due to COVID-19.  In 2019 we had 32 sites, each site determined the amount of weeks and the days and times of the camps. Some have 6 weeks of camp, others have 3 weeks, and a few have 2 weeks. We will hope to have 10-14 sites enrolled for the summer of 2022. All our programs are part of existing day camps.
Contact: Tamie Endow,

Mayor's Summer Jobs Program

Apply: Applications are no longer being accepted at this time
Pay: $15.46/hr 
Ages: 14+
Dates: 7/6–8/29, Applications are due by April 29, 2022
Location: Multiple locations across the city
Description: Paid positions in various city departments.   
Contact: Javier Torres Trinidad 617-625-6600 x2406 

Teen Empowerment Youth Organizing

Pay: Some positions pay a monthly stipend, others pay the city's living wage hourly.
Ages: Ages 13–20
Dates: TBA
Location: In person, 
Description: Teen Empowerment hires core groups of youth leaders to work in their own neighborhoods, helping them develop the skills they need to identify pressing issues in their communities, amid racism, poverty, and violence in rapidly changing cities, and tap into their own and their communities’ strengths to create positive change.
Contact: Danny McLaughlin 857-253-1594

Farrington Nature Linc Teen Employment Program

Register: Please visit their website.
Cost: paid positions
Ages: Ages 14–22
Dates: late June–mid August, typically Mon–Fri 9am–4pm (summer) + one Saturday/month (school year) 
Location: Lincoln, MA
Description: Teen employment, outdoors/nature, social justice
Contact: Sarah Kacevich at 

Somerville Cares about Prevention

Register: Email Lovelee Heller at for more information and to register or text @ 617-863-6272
Pay: Youth will receive a $100 gift card stipend if they participate
Ages: rising 7th–11th grade
Description: Somerville Positive Forces Summer Edition will engage alumni SPF youth leaders, along with new youth interested in joining our team for the 2022–2023 program year, in youth substance use prevention projects. Youth will explore current issues related to youth substance use (e.g., social justice issues, mental health wellness, marketing, environment, etc.), learn about best practices for youth leadership and prevention, and design youth-led prevention projects.
Contact: Lovelee Heller, 617-625-6600 x4322

Drop-in Teen Centers

Teenagers are invited to three centers where they can stop by to hang out with peers and try activities. Please visit the City of Somerville website to learn more:

Somerville Public Library Teen Room

No Registration Necessary: Drop in
Pay: Always FREE
Ages: 13+
Dates and Hours: Currently open during regular Central Library hours
Location: Somerville Public Library, Central Branch, 79 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143
Description: Weekly lawn games, video game nights, and more. Find a list of all summer programming. Run by Somerville Public Library.

Teen Space at the Edgerly

No Registration Necessary: Drop in
Pay: Always FREE
Ages: 14+
Dates and Hours: Currently open weekdays from 2:30 to 8:00p.m.
Location: Edgerly Education Center, 33 Cross Street: enter through Otis Street side door
Description: Crafts, snacks, games, and more. Run by Somerville Recreation Department.


Outdoor Teen Space at Powderhouse

No Registration Necessary: Drop in
Pay: Always FREE
Ages: 14+
Dates and Hours: Opens Tuesday, July 5, 2022. Monday-Friday from 2:30 to 8:00p.m.
Location: Powderhouse Park, Broadway and College Avenues
Description: Food, activities, creative programming, and more. Run by Somerville Recreation Department.

Drop in space for LGBTQ+ Youth at Connexion

No registration Necessary: Drop in
Ages: All
Target population: LGBTQ+ youth and allies
Dates and Hours: Mondays and Fridays 12pm-4pm
Location: 149 Broadway, Somerville MA
Description: Chill drop in space for LGBTQ+ youth with a cafe, library, games, and more!

See a program missing? Have questions about summer programming? This page is actively being updated to reflect program information as it comes in. Contact Out of School Time Director Heather McCormack at 781-922-6612 or at