UPDATED: 2024 Guide To Local Summer Camps | South Shore Moms


It’s February, and as snow covers the ground (for today anyway), thoughts might turn from snow shovels to sand shovels! It’s also the perfect time to start considering and planning for summer camp. South Shore Moms proudly presents the 3rd Annual Guide to South Shore Area Day Camps for your little ones! Choosing to send your child to camp can be an exciting adventure for the whole family. With a variety of amazing camps available, the decision can feel daunting. How do you pick the right one for your child?

Our guide features a selection of top area camps, covering recreational, educational, sports, and arts-focused options. Whether your child enjoys paddleboarding and fishing or prefers drawing and acting, there is a camp tailored to every kid’s interests! Check out our list below to assist you and your child in selecting the perfect camp for a fantastic summer experience!


Children’s Art Classes

1376 Washington St, Suite B, Hanover, MA

[email protected] | 781.328.9073

At Children’s Art Classes in Hanover, their art programs are designed to help them explore more than 40 varieties of art, so they can find their passion and explore their creativity. Their programs are available for general classes for all ages and skill levels, birthday parties, and summer workshops. Their art classes are dedicated to providing children with engaging activities that keep them busy and give them a solid foundation in the arts to enrich many aspects of their lives. Art is a life-long skill that can help children adopt a new hobby or find a potential career opportunity. Explore their summer art programs to find the option that best suits your child!

Registration is currently open.

South Shore YMCA Artscamp

Laura’s Center for the Arts/Emilson YMCA

97 Mill St, Hanover MA

Calling all artists! Join The Y to explore and foster your child’s creativity, talent, and energy this summer at ArtsCamp, part of SSYMCA Camp Gordon Clark at the Emilson YMCA in Hanover. Discover performing arts, musical theatre, dance, theatre production,  digital media classes, visual arts, photography and more at Laura’s Center for the Arts, their vibrant community cultural center dedicated to the exploration of the arts. PLUS, campers enjoy daily swim at our NEW dedicated Outdoor Aquatics Center, with new pools, splash park, and playgrounds. Extended 9-5pm days available at no extra cost. Financial Assistance is available, and South Shore YMCA Members get preferred rates & registration dates on all camp programs.

Registration is currently open.

 Cohasset Learning Studio

9 Elm St Cohasset, MA

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Each summer, the teachers at Cohasset Learning Studio welcome children aged 4 through 8th grade to join us for summer learning and fun. They offer week-long camps, once a week small groups, and private lessons. Children will stay connected to their learning and minimize the “summer slide” during the busy summer months.  Although they specialize in working with children with dyslexia and other reading difficulties, Cohasset Learning Studio also support children of all ability levels and teach writing and math. Their teachers are licensed, knowledgeable about learning differences, and dedicated to making children feel confident. Families are welcome to sign up for a combination of activities, as lessons will not repeat throughout the summer. Children with dyslexia or other reading difficulties will be best served in their Summer Bootcamp program and/or through private lessons. All programs are hosted in their charming studio space in Cohasset village and led by loving and knowledgeable teachers.

They invite parents and caretakers to book a call with their director, Dr. Abigail Sullivan, to learn more about all the their programs and make the best choice for your children.

Registration opens on Sunday 3/3/24 at 8pm, preschool camps start in June and all other services are offered throughout July and August

Bay Farm Summer

145 Loring Street, Duxbury, MA 02332

[email protected]  |  781-934-7101

Tucked away near Duxbury BayBay Farm Summer has provided a wonderful and engaging summer experience for area children for more than 30 years. With a 9-acre campus, they offer students (preschool – incoming grade 4) a wide variety of programming and environments to captivate your children all summer long. Each day, students engage in small group outdoor activities, enjoy guest experts to explore weekly themes, and swim in the Bay Farm swimming pool. For more info and registration, visit summer.bayfarm.info.

Hingham Maritime Center

32 Summer Street Hingham, MA

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(781) 741-5225

Looking for a memorable summer experience for your child? Let the Hingham Maritime Center get your youth on the water for an exciting and unforgettable time this summer. Their programs cater to a diverse range of water enthusiasts, including sailors aged 7-18, rowers aged 12-18, paddle boarders aged 10-12, and young marine science explorers aged 5-6, regardless of their skill levels. Your child is sure to discover the beauty and benefits that the harbor has to offer no matter what program they choose.

Ages 5-18, Beginner Sailing, Paddle Boarding and Little Mariners are 1-week programs, offered the weeks of June 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Aug 5.

Youth Rowing and Extended Beginner Sessions are 2-week programs, offered the weeks of June 24, July 8 and July 22 with a 1-week session offered on Aug 5.

SPECIAL SAVINGS: Use coupon code HMCSAVE5 To get $5 off when you register for a Beginner Sail or Youth Row class. Coupon code is only valid for bookings made at least 3 months in advance. Dive into a world of refreshing breezes, cool waters, and lifelong memories with Hingham Maritime Center’s exciting summer programming. Sign up now and let the summer magic begin!

Registration is currently open.

Summers At INLY

Inly School, 46 Watch Hill Drive, Scituate

[email protected]  |  781-545-5544

Inly Day Camp, Ages 5–15: Introducing the heart and soul of our summer excitement—Inly Day Camp! From unleashing creativity in arts and diving into the wonders of science to connecting with nature’s beauty and mastering the skills of various sports–we’ve curated an exhilarating blend of options. But wait, there’s more! Archery, water games, team-building challenges, and the thrill of conquering our climbing tower and adventure course are all part of the Inly Day magic!

Inly Preschool Day Camp, Ages 3–4: Dive into the enchanting world of summer wonder with Inly Preschool Camp—the ultimate adventure crafted exclusively for our youngest campers! Safety and fun take center stage as we maintain low (4:1) camper-to-staff ratios. From the delightful rhythms of music and movement to unleashing creativity in arts and crafts, embarking on nature walks, and discovering the wonders of science through hands-on experiments—we’ve tailored activities just right for little adventurers.

Specialty Camps, Ages 5–15: From theater, art, wizardry, and design to sports, coding, and adventure—there’s something for everyone! Choose one camp, mix and match, or combine with Inly Day Camp weeks to create your child’s ultimate summer adventure!

June 17–August 23, 8:30 am–3:30 pm; Extended day available 7:30 am–5:30 pm, Preschool Early Dismissal Option, 3 and 5 day options

Registration is currently open.

34 Crocker Lane, Cohasset, MA 02025

[email protected] | (781) 383-0278


Have your children spend their summer with Cohasset Sports Complex coaches for a day (or more!) of fun at CSC! They will be holding a multi-sport camp for both preschool aged children, as well as older kids full of fun, game-based activities for all. Traditional playground games to laser tag to friendly soccer matches and more will be played! They also have a concession stand for snacks and drinks open throughout the day, as well as a top of the line open-air indoor turf and facilities so camp will be held rain or shine! ! Full and half day options are available, as well as weekly packages. Come ready for fun!

SUP YO Adventures

 [email protected] | (978) 361-5394

With SUP YO Adventures, Kids ages 7+ get the chance to experience paddleboarding and paddleboard yoga! Campers can choose from 1 hour classes and 3 day clinics:

PADDLEBOARD YOGA CLASS – 1 hour, Tuesdays at Hingham Harbor, Children ages 7 & up will practice Yoga on a Stand Up Paddleboard with time for partner poses and some paddling fun! Class Includes: Use of paddleboard, paddle, life jacket and instruction by a Certified Instructor. Please bring sunblock, water bottle & towel. Class times vary as they are scheduled around high tide. Check the schedule below to select your preferred dates and times.

3 Day Paddleboarding & Yoga Clinics – Tuesday through Thursday, 10AM-2PM, various dates. Children will learn the fundamentals of SUP, proper use and care of equipment, proper paddling techniques, Yoga on land and onboard, partner yoga poses + time for SUP games and swimming! This clinic is FUN and educational. Includes all equipment and lessons from certified guide/teacher. Please bring sunblock, water bottle, snack/lunch, towel & change of clothes.

Rain or shine. Registration is currently open.

South Shore Select Soccer


Kick off an unforgettable summer by registering for Select’s Youth Summer Soccer Camp! Open to girls and boys, ages 4-14. Give your child the opportunity to enhance their soccer skills with a mix of technical drills and engaging small-sided games, covering everything from shooting & finishing to ball mastery and team building. Register now to secure your spot in a summer where creativity, teamwork, and soccer passion unite. Make this season the best one yet!

Sessions are Monday through Thursday, 9am – 12pm. Dates offered: 6/24 – 6/27, 7/8 – 7/11, 7/15 – 7/18, 7/22 – 7/25, 7/29 – 8/1, 8/5 – 8/8.

Registration is currently open.

Hull Fishing Camp

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At Hull Fishing Camp, campers will spend the week understanding the fundamentals, philosophy, and have a practical working knowledge of how to fish. The camp practices catch and release and all equipment is provided. Campers will fish from shore with both bait and artificial lures and will learn what equipment to use at a certain spot or time. They’ll learn how to cast to avoid mishaps, how to forecast conditions, the different methods people use to catch fish, shore based fishing safety, and about all of the different fish and marine life in the area. The conservation of the local fishery as well as the education of safe catch and release practices is an important part of the camp.

Sessions are held Monday through Friday, 8:30 – 12:30pm, ages 7-14. Session dates are: June 24-28, July 1-5,  July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26, July 29- August 2,  August 5-9, August 12-16, August 19-23.

Hull Fishing Camp also offers Fly Fishing Camp, adult social sessions, private lessons and birthday parties! For more information on these programs, visit their website.

Registration is currently open.

South Shore Nature Adventures Camp

South Shore YMCA Natural Science Center

48 Jacobs Lane, Norwell, MA

At Y Nature Adventures Camp, located at the South Shore YMCA Natural Science Center in Norwell, campers ages 3-15 develop an awareness, appreciation, and concern for our environment as they explore the habits and habitats of animals living in our woods, ponds, meadows, and along the shore. In this outdoor camp, campers have fun using their imaginations and “being kids” in a no-stress, outdoor environment. Campers learn about natural science through stories, hikes, games, crafts, and a host of other fun-filled activities. Financial Assistance is available, and South Shore YMCA Members get preferred rates & registration dates on all camp programs. Camps run weekly, Monday through Friday, 6/17 through 8/23.

Registration is currently open.

South Shore YMCA Match Point Tennis Camp

 Emilson YMCA | 75 Mill Street, Hanover MA

For over a decade, the South Shore YMCA Match Point Tennis Camp has helped players of all ages and levels discover their game and make new friends.  Match Point Tennis Camp challenges campers with drills, games, and a tournament to end each week. PLUS, campers enjoy daily swim at the NEW dedicated Outdoor Aquatics Center, with new pools, splash park, and playgrounds. Financial Assistance is available, and South Shore YMCA Members get preferred rates & registration dates on all camp programs. Camp runs weekly, Monday through Friday, 6/17 through 8/23.

Registration is currently open.

EXPLORE Pediatric Therapy’s Summer Enrichment Camp

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Looking for summer camp with a twist for your child?  EXPLORE Pediatric Therapy’s Enrichment Camps are jam-packed with summer fun for children who need a bit more structure to get through the camp day. 

What is their camp like? It is 5 days of summer camp fun but through an Occupational Therapy lens. This means, each camp week has a maximum of 10 kids. There are 3-5 adults for the group, giving a high ratio of support and allowing their staff to focus on optimal child development skills. Camp is 100% outdoors, helping connect kids to nature and each other through outdoor exploration. Games and activities are modified so that all children can participate.

Many children who have a diagnosis cannot attend “regular summer camp” because it is a free for all and has very little structure – making it challenging for some. EXPLORE wants to bring the Summer Camp experience to all children, including the ones they serve! But the kicker is that camp is going to be run by trained pediatric specialists who are prepared for a meltdown or a child becoming overstimulated. This way, parents can feel comfortable knowing their child is in good hands for the day.

2024 Dates & Locations 

Week 1: June 24-28. 9am-12pm, Couch Beach, MARSHFIELD MA

Week 2: July 8-12. 9am-12pm, Couch Beach, MARSHFIELD MA

Week 3: July 15-19. 9am-12pm, Couch Beach, MARSHFIELD MA 

Week 4: July 22-26. 9am – 12pm, Couch Beach, MARSHFIELD MA 

EXPLORE camp is best for children ages 5-10 years old, however they do welcome some 4 years old on a case-by-case basis. Children who require 1:1 assistance are welcome on a case-by-case basis. They have had children join with their ABA therapist or other specialist support person! They are open to collaboration with outside service providers to help every child thrive at camp. 

Registration is currently open.

South Shore YMCA Camp Gordon Clark

 Emilson YMCA | 75 Mill Street, Hanover MA

South Shore YMCA Camp Gordon Clark is a traditional Y summer day camp located at the Emilson YMCA campus in Hanover, MA. Serving children ages 3-15, SSYMCA Camp Gordon Clark is situated on 46 wooded acres and includes athletic fields, games court, archery range, basketball court, organic farm, tennis courts, low ropes course, traverse climbing wall, volleyball court, and more. PLUS, campers enjoy daily swim at their dedicated Outdoor Aquatics Center, with new pools, splash park, and playgrounds.  Camps run weekly, Monday through Friday from 6/17 through 8/23. Extended 9-5pm days available at no extra cost. Financial Assistance is available, and South Shore YMCA Members get preferred rates & registration dates on all camp programs.

Registration is currently open.

South Shore YMCA Camp Quirk

Hale Family YMCA | Quincy High School

South Shore YMCA Camp Quirk is a traditional Y summer day camp for campers grades K-10. Located at the Hale Family YMCA and, new this year, Quincy High School, their extensive variety of programs provides an inclusive summer adventure for everyone. For decades, YMCA Camp Quirk has provided children with a rich, engaging day camp experience rooted in the YMCA core values of respect, responsibility, honesty, and caring. At Camp Quirk, campers explore, discover new talents, form connections with new friends, and create memories that last a lifetime. Daily swim included in many camp programs and extended 9-5pm camp day available at no additional cost. Camps run weekly, Monday through Friday, 6/17 through 8/23. Financial Assistance is available, and South Shore YMCA Members get preferred rates & registration dates on all camp programs.

Registration is currently open.

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