2018 North Shore Kid Camp Guide

Williams Sonoma has cooked up two sessions of Summer camp for the Junior Chefs in your family.  Session 1 - Cooking and Baking runs July 23rd - 26th and Session 2 - Passport...
After a walk in the woods, check for ticks before getting in the car!
If you spend any amount of time outdoors on the North Shore, you should be aware of ticks, where they live, how they feed and what to do if you find a tick on your body or...
Cooking classes for children and adults
When school is closed, Taste Buds Kitchen is open! A new and unique menu is offered each week. Register for a few weeks or even a single day. Every day kids make two to three...
Photography Workshop for Teens in Newburyport
Photography Workshop for Teens in Newburyport Elise Inc. summer teen photography workshop is a comprehensive creative photography course that engages young photographers to...
Summer Art and Photography Program for Kids on Cape Ann, Annisquam Arts, Glouces
Welcome to Annisquam Arts! We're gearing up for our 24th season of art-making in the heart of Cape Ann. From bookmaking to woodworking, we're offering seven inspiring...
Summer Camp at Glen Urquhart School in Beverly MA
Glen Urquhart School Summer Camp offers half day and full day camp experiences, for eight weeks each summer, on our 23-acre campus in Beverly Farms. Our 2018 camp will...
Summer Programs at Brookwood School in Manchester Massachusetts
Welcome to Summer at Brookwood 2018! Online registration is open. Summer at Brookwood is a coeducational summer camp for students entering Pre-Kindergarten through grade nine...
Gloucester Karate Academy is offering a Summer special for new students looking to try the martial arts.
Gloucester Uechi Karate Academy is running a great Summer special for adults and children! For just $99, you can join the academy classes for 2 months of group classes...
Dancing, Dance, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Acro, Hip Hop, Summer Intesives
At Mariana's Dancing Studio in Ipswich, MA we strive to offer a complete array of Dance styles, making the development of our students' joy and passion our first priority....
Art Classes for Kids at Art Haven in Gloucester
Sign up now for Summer Programs at Art Haven in Gloucester. The Art Haven Summer Program strives to promote creativity and confidence through hands on learning and...
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Camps and Summer Programs on the North Shore

All-Stars Musical Theater Summer Day Camp at Saints Academy in Beverly MA
All-Stars Musical Theater Summer Day Camp with North Shore Drama Veterans Jay and Gail Caress and The Stage Coach Studio Encouraging children ages 6-11 to discover their artistic voice through creative play. We inspire students to workshop songs, create choreography, design sets and make costume pieces based on The Wizard of Oz. Performance at the...
Summer Art and Photography Program for Kids on Cape Ann, Annisquam Arts, Glouces
Welcome to Annisquam Arts! We're gearing up for our 24th season of art-making in the heart of Cape Ann. From bookmaking to woodworking, we're offering seven inspiring workshops this summer––sign up for one week or all seven! Young artists ages 6–14 are welcome. About: Developed by artist and educator Dawn Southworth, Annisquam Arts has been a...
Summer programs and Camps at The Trustees Appleton Farms in Ipswich Massachusetts
Appleton Farms is one of the most significant cultural and natural landscapes in American agrarian history. Our working landscape offers a diversity of learning opportunities for all ages, from soil science and habitat management to cheese making and community supported agriculture. The rich stories, rare resources, and sustainable operations,...
April Vacation Camp, Robotics, Architecture, VR, Woodshop, Backyard Ninjas, at Acera School
April Vacation Camp at Acera Calling all kids ages 7-15: Join us for a great week of STEAM explorations in April. Programs include Woodworking (make a Wooden Robot Coin Bank), Film Club, Games & Probability (fun with math!), Chemistry: Potion Masters, Architecture: Build like Birds & Bugs, Backyard Ninjas, Drawing in VR, Augmented Reality...
ART + NATURE Summer Camp at Sparhawk School The Art+Nature Summer Program is designed for students ages 5-10 years old who love building, creating, exploring and having a messy good time. Each week your child will be immersed in a theme, with new art and nature focused projects. Learning adventures take place on the beautiful grounds and in...
The American Yach Club offers youth sailing programs for kid ages 9-18 on the waters of Joppa Flats in Newburyport Massachusetts!
Ahoy mateys!  The American Yacht Club sailing school has been running for over 40 years.  Our experienced staff are sure to provide a educational fun experience for all involved.  We sail  the waters of Joppa Flats on Hunter 140's.  Our staff instructors, using a fleet of five boats, annually teach 100 plus children the joy of sailing! There is a...
Boat building Summer Program for kids ages 11-15 at Maritime Gloucester
Working together to build one boat, students will use woodworking tools, measuring, cutting, screwing and glueing while learning concepts of boat design (stability, speed, displacement, etc). In addition, students will explore other topics of marine science and maritime heritage in our museum, aquarium and waterfront site. A popular course last...
oston Ballet School offers Ballet Stories and Ballet Journeys for our youngest students in an age-appropriate and fun environment!
The Boston Ballet School North Shore Studio at the Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA in Marblehead offers Summer programs and classes for kids aged 3 and up. Classes are age appropriate and focus on the skills required to bring your child to the next level. Coed programs range from standard ballet class for 3-7 year olds to more intensive workshops for...
Summer Programs at Brookwood School in Manchester Massachusetts
Welcome to Summer at Brookwood 2018! Online registration is open. Summer at Brookwood is a coeducational summer camp for students entering Pre-Kindergarten through grade nine. Summer at Brookwood creates a fun and supportive environment in which students thrive in athletics, enrichment and the arts. Kids develop friendships, the body, the mind and...
Camp Christopher is a nonsectarian day camp for girls and boys on the campus of St. John’s Prep founded in 1948 to provide children with a fun, healthy, challenging summer camp experience anchored in a safe and nurturing environment.
Make it the best summer ever! Every day at Camp Christopher brings fun activities for all interests. We believe that camp fosters self-confidence and growth. With the guidance of our energetic counseling staff, campers make friends while playing a wide variety of sports and backyard games. No two days are the same!  Friends & Fun Girls and...
Camps for Kids
IMAGINATIONS AND CREATIVITY SOAR WITH CAMP INVENTION’S NEW ‘LAUNCH’ CURRICULUM. Nationally Recognized Camp Encourages Students to Explore STEM. Camp Invention®, the nation’s premier summer enrichment program for children entering kindergarten through sixth grade, is back for another action-packed summer. During this weeklong day camp, children are...
Kids can explore, create, discover and learn skills that will follow them through their futures at Camp Invention!
Camp Invention will host a session in Ipswich Massachusetts for the week of August 8-12, 2016 from 9am-3:30pm. Camp Invention programs have encouraged nearly two million curious minds to explore, create and invent. The Camp Invention curriculum is new each and every year to ensure that our participants have a dynamic and memorable summer...
Haul the sails and head out on an adventure of a life time aboard the Schooner Ardelle out of Gloucester!
Climb aboard and set a course for fun & exploration! Through this week-long program students will learn to sail a traditional Gloucester fishing schooner while participating in exciting hands-on marine science and maritime heritage explorations at Maritime Gloucester & along the coast of the North Shore. Students will spend their first two...
Summer Adventure awaits aboard the Schooner Ardelle out of Gloucester on this Ma
Haul the sails and head out on an adventure of a life time!  Maritime Gloucester and the Schooner Ardelle join forces to offer the ever-popular Coastal Explorers summer program! During this week-long program, participants will be part of the crew on the Schooner Ardelle on daily voyages to ports and islands along the North Shore in search of...
Junior Sailing Program at Eastern Point Yacht Club
The mission of the EPYC Junior Programs is to develop in its participants an appreciation and love for being on the water in a safe, fun and supportive environment. With some brand new boats and programs, there is something for everyone this summer at Eastern Point. From Harbor Mice to safe boating and a maritime adventures camps offered each...
Engineering, math, design, electronics, at Acera Enrichment Week
Try Acera’s Afterschool Enrichment Activites for a week. On Us! Discover engineering, math, design, electronics, friendships, and more at Acera during this weeklong after school enrichment opportunity. Sign up today for a week at Acera Enrichment Week,11/28-12/4. Design and build your own wooden creations in our well-equipped woodshop. Try our...
Engineering, math, design, electronics, at Acera February Enrichment Week
Learn how to draw and explore in Virtual Reality, solve a design challenge in our wood shop, create your own enchanted electronics projects, and more! We are ready for February vacation camp here at Acera, and hope you’ll join us! You can browse our offerings by SCHEDULE or by PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS, via the tabs above. Below you will find details...
Essex Bay Bay Sailing Club offers a wonderful value for kids to learn sailing!
The Essex Bay Sailing Club is a Non-profit club founded in 2000 reaches out to teach sailing to youngsters in the area surrounding Essex Bay. The goal of the club is to develop sailors who enjoy a strong knowlege of sailing while also learning to appreciate, and protect the beautiful resources of the Essex River. Essex Bay Sailing Club - EBSC...
Summer Camp YMCA of the North Shore Summer Camp
Day camp for all ages. The North Shore YMCA Summer Camps offer children positive developmental experiences that build confidence through skill-building activities suited to their age. Campers are able to explore creativity, teamwork and leadership in a wide range of physically active programs that influence lifelong healthy living. Whatever...
Glass School in Salem MA for Children and Adults
Summer Workshops at North Shore Glass School. Interested in weekly workshops that go in depth with the art of flameworking, fusing and stained glass? Register here The North Shore glass school is proud to be offering 3 hour summer workshops.  There will be three times available. Each workshop will spend time learning both flameworking and fused...
Summer Camp at Glen Urquhart School in Beverly MA
Glen Urquhart School Summer Camp offers half day and full day camp experiences, for eight weeks each summer, on our 23-acre campus in Beverly Farms. Our 2018 camp will operate June 25 through August 17, 2018. Extended before and after camp care options are available. Register today! Returning SUMMER @GUS families who refer a new family to GUS...
Research has shown that keeping a child’s day consistent throughout the summer months keeps the brain focused and helps prevent learning loss during the summer. This can also potentially ease the anxiety that often accompanies transitioning into a new classroom or school come fall. The Summer Program at The Goddard School® located in Middleton...
Kids have a blast on the waterfront with Maritime Gloucester's Harbor Discovery Program
For kids who enjoyed our school year “Ocean Explorers” program, this program is for you. Come and have fun on the Maritime Gloucester working waterfront. Program includes: aquarium activities, scavenger hunts, hauling lobster traps, conducting research, building stuff, waterfront visits, and getting on the water, piers and floats at Maritime...
IMADA has a great offering of Summer Programs for students of the arts!
IMADA is offering students an array of Summer programs focusing on the arts.  Kids in grades 7-12 are invited to use time over the Summer to explore their artistic abilities be it sculpture, painting, film, music or digital and mixed media.  Programs take place at Ipswich High School and other locations beyond the North Shore, so payattention to...
Williams Sonoma has cooked up two sessions of Summer camp for the Junior Chefs in your family.  Session 1 - Cooking and Baking runs July 23rd - 26th and Session 2 - Passport to Cooking Adventures runs July 30th - August 2nd. Both four day sessions are from Noon to 1pm, and include a copy of the Complete Junior Chef and a Williams-Sonoma Junior...
Yarn in the Farms in Beverly MA
FOR KIDS! Is your child crafty? Interested in learning more about knitting, crocheting, weaving, felting? Sign them up for lessons at the Yarns in the Farms. Call the shop to find out more - 978-927-2108. 
Maine Family Camp Kingsley Pines Camp
Kingsley Pines Family Camp is designed to give all ages the opportunity to have as much fun as children have at Kingsley Pines Camp! There are a variety of options for families to be together and for adults and children to enjoy some time on their own. Kingsley Pines is a complete family resort facility located on Panther Lake in Raymond, Maine....
Little Harbor BoatHouse Youth Standup Paddle & Kayak Camp
Little Harbor Boathouse Standup Paddle Board & Kayak Camp offers variety and flexibility for varied skills and water conditions. Games, relays, board/boat swapping, capsize and rescue, piano keys & more build human-powered water sport skills, balance, confidence & friendships! We operate when weather or safety calls us off-water: our...
Summer programs for children ages 3-6 years old.
With warmer weather upon us comes preparations for summer fun and summer programs for children 3-6 years of age. Register your child today and join us for another summer full of trips to the beach, the bowling ally, the farm, the movie theater! We will enjoy Spanish lessons, tye-dye day, a bubble party, lemonade stands, weekly water play, theater...
Summer programs for children ages 3-6 years old.
With warmer weather upon us comes preparations for summer fun and summer programs for children 3-6 years of age. Register your child today and join us for another summer full of trips to the beach, the bowling ally, the farm, the movie theater! We will enjoy Spanish lessons, tye-dye day, a bubble party, lemonade stands, weekly water play, theater...
Personalized Tutoring, Academic Coaching, Advancement and Test Prep with Sylvan Learning
Kids can lose up to 2 1/2 months of learning in the summer. Stay ahead of the curve with Sylvan Learning's summer sessions in Peabody and Swampscott. Sylvan Learning offers sessions in Personalized Tutoring, Academic Coaching, Advancement and Test Preparation. Summer sessions are filling up fast. Call today! Turn to Sylvan Learning of Peabody, MA...
Dancing, Dance, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Acro, Hip Hop, Summer Intesives
At Mariana's Dancing Studio in Ipswich, MA we strive to offer a complete array of Dance styles, making the development of our students' joy and passion our first priority. Through the years, since our doors first opened in 2006, we have witnessed and experienced first-hand the impact that dance, as an art form, has on children of all ages, as well...
Summer Programs at Joppa Flats are designed to engage kids aged 6-12  in nature and to explore the world around them.
Explore nature and get outdoors at Joppa Flats Education Center Summer Camp. Joppa Flats Summer Camp is the perfect program for children with an interest in and curiosity about nature. Campers ages 6 to 11 have fun and make friends as they discover local habitats and wildlife. Register for a nature-based day camp sessions for childages 6-11 today...
Montserrat College of Art Offers Youth S.T.E.A.M.
Montserrat College of Art Offers Youth S.T.E.A.M. programs in Beverly for Grades 3-12. Students have fun while creating and gaining new, useful understanding and skills that will enhance their regular classroom experiences. The  S.T.E.A.M. program provides youth in grades 3 -12 opportunities to experience hands-on learning in a safe, supervised...
Summer Program and Camp at Montserrat College of Art Offers Youth S.T.E.A.M.
Montserrat College of Art’s Youth S.T.E.A.M. Summer Camps are flexible, partial, or full-day opportunities for youth in grades 3-8 to experience hands-on learning in a safe, supervised environment, led by professional faculty from educational institutions on the North Shore and beyond. S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math...
Kids Summer Programs and Camps
The Music Asylum is so excited to be hosting its Summer Songwriting Sessions for the third year in a row! We'll be looking at song form, rhythm, melody, harmony, lyric writing and prosody. Students will leave having written at least one song for themselves, will collaborate with other students on song production, and will leave with a great sense...
Children should be outside during the summer. At North Shore Nature Programs' "Wild About Nature" they will.
Children should be outside during the summer. The long, warm days are perfect for outdoor exploration along with fun and games with friends. Wild About Nature provides a safe, nurturing environment for your child to explore, grow, and make the most out of their summer break. Our groups are kept small so that children have meaningful interactions...
North Shore Volleyball Camp
Register Today For the 2017 North Shore Volleyball Camp. Where the campers learn lifelong volleyball skills while having a great time. Come spend camp week serving, spiking, and digging with our skilled and dedicated staff. Now in its 8th season North Shore Volleyball Camp in Hamilton, MA and welcomes athletes of all skill levels from all...
North Shore Community College Youth Programs and Kids to College Programs. Summe
Want to learn to be a computer programmer? Start here with this 3-D educational software course that will challenge you to create interactive stories, animations, and games. Alice’s environment provides an engaging platform to learn about programming design by creating 3-D characters, backgrounds, and stories; Next, learn to  use the programming...
North Shore Community College Youth Programs and Kids to College Programs. Summe
Have you been wondering about a career in health care but don’t know where to begin?  Start with North Shore Community College’s Scrubs program and learn the pathways you can follow in the fast paced, growing field of health care. Explore careers in Surgical Technology, Medical Assisting, Nursing, Radiology, OT, and Respiratory Therapy in our...
Learn to surf on the north shore of Massachusetts. Swampscott, Nahant, Salem, Lynnfield
Ocean House Surf offers a program to teach new surfers "groms" (ages 7-17) how to surf, in a fun and safe environment. OHS teaches experienced surfer's how to progress to the next level. The team of instructors will work with your children to get them acclimated to the fundamentals of catching and riding waves, as well as teaching them how to...
Photography Workshop for Teens in Newburyport
Photography Workshop for Teens in Newburyport Elise Inc. summer teen photography workshop is a comprehensive creative photography course that engages young photographers to fully understand their camera/iphone/smartphone technology and enable them to create great photographs through there individual vision. This workshop is designed for beginner...
World Series Champions. Red Sox Baseball Summer Camp at Shore Country Day School in Beverly for Kids ages
Boston Red Sox Baseball Summer Camp offers children ages 5-13 of all abilities the ultimate Major League Camp Experience. Join fellow teammates for a week of top-notch baseball instruction combined with unforgettable moments such as meeting a current Red Sox player and a tour of the field at Fenway Park in a full Red Sox uniform. The professional...
Best Horse Riding Lessons for Children in Topsfield Massachusetts
Jane Fraher, owner of Riverview Farms in Topsfield, is accepting students for the 2017 Equestrian Summer Program for boys and girls ages 7 - 15. Jane makes the program fun with a variety of activities offered in addition to daily riding lessons. The kids will learn horse care and handling; parts of the horse and tack and kids will gain the self-...
Sail Salem's Beginner Program is FREE to all kids, but you can only take this program once.
The Beginner class is designed for youths who have never sailed before. This basic, half-day program is available to youths ages 8-18yrs. There are two sessions a day, the “morning session” running 9am-12pm and the “afternoon session” running 1pm-4pm. Students may sign up for either the morning or afternoon sessions but are limited to taking this...
Sandy Bay Junior Sailing Program in Rockport Massachusetts
Have you ever wanted to learn how to sail? Sandy Bay Sailing Program offers sailing lessons to sailors of all ages and abilities; from beginners to racers and cruisers, ages 8 and up. Kids will sail in a beautiful bay out of T Wharf in historic Rockport, Mass.  SBYC offers quick access to ocean sailing at its best. The Mission of the Sandy Bay...
Shore Country Day School Summer Programs
Summer Shore Sports Camps We are offering one-week sports camps in lacrosse, soccer, baseball, and field hockey for students entering Grades 2-9. Summer Shore’s Sports Camps are designed to give young athletes an opportunity to develop skills and enhance game play. Beginners learn the basics, while advanced players strengthen technique and...
Saint Mary's Summer Program in Danvers Massachusetts
St. Mary of the Annunciation School provides children with a positive, safe, fun, creative and educational summer experience. Through innovative curriculum and activities led by qualified and experienced staff counselors, Summer Stream at SMA Danvers, will help your children grow to their highest potential. Sports Technology Religion Engineering...
Summer Camps, YMCA of the North Shore Summer Camps
Give the gift of summer camp to your favorite camper this year! We know it's winter but we can't stop thinking about warm summer days, swimming, kayaking and how much fun we are going to have at camp with all our friends! Take advantage of our super early registration now! Register for our 2018 camps by December 25th and receive a fun camp...
Spend Afternoons at Acera STEAM Learning Lab
Sign up today and spend afternoons at Acera STEAM Learning Lab. Every day of the week, Monday through Friday, we run a variety of STEAM afternoon programs. Classes  are open to all ages unless otherwise noted, and meet once a week, from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., for 11-12 weeks (unless there is a holiday.) We divide the school year into trimesters,...
STEM Programs, Robotics, Coding, Math Edge at Sylvan Learning
Sylvan Learning of Peabody is proud to offer STEM Programs this summer. Sylvan Learning's innovative programs will light up your child's mind and build a love for STEM. Register today for Robotics, Coding, Math Edge and more. Turn to Sylvan Learning of Peabody, MA for affordable tutoring and guaranteed results. From reading and writing, to math...
Art Classes for Children and Adults in Newbury MA. Greater Newburyport MA
Artist and educator Nancy Forristall is accepting registration for Summer Art Studio for Kids. The first week, begins July 9, 2018, with a variety of morning or full day exploration camp for young artists at the Pine Island Studio in Newbury and beyond. With a limit class size, the outstanding student/teacher ratio promotes the individual...
Welcome to Summer at Tower School in Marblehead MA
Welcome to Summer at Tower! Artists, athletes, foodies, techies, teachers and camp-loving college students form our dynamic team of camp counselors. Together, we've created six memorable weeks of summer fun, unique experiences and opportunities for creating lasting friendships.  See below to view detailed descriptions, dates and pricing for each...
Summer Programs at Brookwood School in Manchester Massachusetts
Welcome to Summer at Brookwood 2018! Online registration is open. Summer at Brookwood is a coeducational summer camp for students entering Pre-Kindergarten through grade nine. Summer at Brookwood creates a fun and supportive environment in which students thrive in athletics, enrichment and the arts. Kids develop friendships, the body, the mind and...
SummerQuest at the Trustees of Reservations' Crane Estate in Ipswich Massachusetts!
Studies show that children who spend time in nature and develop a rapport with the great outdoors are healthier, happier kids. At SummerQuest, we strive to connect children with the natural world, and to exercise their imaginations as well as their muscles. The 2,000-acre Crane Estate, our home base, is an ideal setting. Our playground includes a...
Taste Buds Kitchen in Beverly MA. Summer cooking classes and birthday parties for kids and adults.
At Taste Buds Kitchen, in Beverly and North Andover MA, our mission is to be the top culinary entertainment experience for kids, families and adults by engaging and delighting our budding chefs in the kitchen. We strive to create a lifestyle around connecting, learning and growing in the culinary playground of the kitchen. Our events include a...
Theater in the Open Summer Workshops at Maudslay State Park in Newburyport
Theater in the Open hosts their Summer Arts Workshop is a fun-filled, out-door, adventurous way to learn and grow at Maudslay State Park in Newburyport. It is a place where young people have the opportunity to be creative and build lasting relationships with their peers in a safe, non-competitive environment designed for personal and artistic...
Waldorf School Summer Programs for NorthShore Children and Families
Three Weeks of Summer Camp at Waldorf School at Moraine Farm for ages 5 to 11. Outdoor explorers and budding artists alike will enjoy inspiring adventures throughout our Moraine Farm campus. Hands-on experiences help strengthen a personal connection to the earth and foster a sense of stewardship. We will enjoy a balance of activities including...
Waring School Writers Workshop for Teens
This intensive 5-day, 10-hour writing course in personal essay will help high school students to develop ways of formally expressing themselves in the first-person, narrative voice. We will use the professional writers’ workshop format to explore creative and stimulating writing prompts and effective strategies for organizing ideas and narratives...
WaringWorks and WaringWorks Jr. at Waring School, Theater, Visual Arts, Science, Soccer
WaringWorks at Waring is a long-established summer experience combining learning and fun. In the morning, children have the chance to work in depth in one of seven Majors: Theater, Visual Arts, Video, Science Exploration, Soccer, and WaringWorks Jr. We end the day with recreation and whole group activities. On the final day of the program, we have...
Summer programs and Camps at The Trustees Appleton Farms in Ipswich Massachusetts
  Wee Farmers is designed for our 3-4 year old  friends who want to explore the farm, meet our animals, and get a taste of what Farm Camp is like at Appleton! Kids will get to dig into life on the farm and lend a helping hand brushing our goats, feeding our bunnies, singing songs, and taste testing in the education garden! Learn about how we grow...
Welcome to Summer at Tower School in Marblehead MA
Welcome to Summer at Tower! Artists, athletes, foodies, techies, teachers and camp-loving college students form our dynamic team of camp counselors. Together, we've created six memorable weeks of summer fun, unique experiences and opportunities for creating lasting friendships.  See below to view detailed descriptions, dates and pricing for each...

How to Choose a Summer Camp for Your Child

You're not going to Camp, your child is! Sound Advice to find the right fit!

How do you decide which summer camp is best for your child? It is all about finding the right fit for your child! Remember they are the ones going to camp, not you, so listen intently to what they are telling you. Here are helpful tips and resources to find a summer camp or program that meets the needs of your child, and the needs of your family.