Our Annual Guide to Summer Camp is here! We’re proud to present our picks for the best South Shore Area Day Camps for your kiddos! Making the decision to send your child to camp can be so exciting for everyone in the family. And with so many wonderful camps to chose from, it can also be overwhelming. How do you know which is the right one for your child? Our list below is categorized by Arts, Sports, Continued Learning and Recreational/Nature camps. Our goal is to provide you with all the information you need to help you and your child chose the best camp for a truly amazing summer!
Registration is now open for Etoile’s 2023 Summer Programs! The schedule is flexible to accommodate your summer plans. Students have the option to register each week separately, allowing families to choose to participate in the program if and when the schedule works. Their curriculum ensures that students have a great experience each week, whether they attend one day, one week, or the entire summer. All levels are welcome!
Etoile offers a variety of camps for ages 2-18. Please see all detailed descriptions below.
NEW to Dance? My Dance Debut – Perfect for Age 2!
This camp serves as the perfect introduction to the Twinkle Toes Program! Help your dancer adjust to the routine of weekly classes and warm up to the studio space, faculty, and a group setting. Enrollment in this camp is intended for dancers who are enrolled in Twinkle Toes Age 2 Program in September 2023. These debut camps are limited to only 5 dancers each session.
SESSION I: JULY 17-19 (9:30A-10:30A)
SESSION II: JULY 31 – AUGUST 2 (9:30A-10:30A)
SESSION III: AUGUST 21 – AUGUST 23 (9:30A-10:30A)
SESSION IV: AUGUST 28 – AUGUST 30 (9:15A-10:15A)
SESSION V: AUGUST 28 – AUGUST 30 (10:15A-11:15A)
Toddler Dance Camps | Ages 2 – 4
Tiny dancers will enjoy an action-packed week centered around a fun theme! Each day will include dance, arts and crafts, games and activities! Specific dance attire and shoes are not required. Please send your child in something comfortable so he/she can be ready to move. Space is limited and these camps will fill up quickly.
SESSION I: JUNE 26-30 UNDER THE SEA (9-12) with option to add 8-1 (early drop off and late pick up)
SESSION II: JULY 17-21 POSH PRINCESS (9-12) with option to add 8-1 (early drop off and late pick up)
SESSION III: JULY 31-AUGUST 4 JUNGLE SAFARI (9-12) with option to add 8-1 (early drop off and late pick up)
SESSION IV: AUGUST 21-25 UNICORN RAINBOW (9-12) with option to add 8-1 (early drop off and late pick up)
Youth + Teen Programs | Ages 5 -10+
Dancers ages 5-9 are invited to create Etoile’s 4th Annual Dance Camp Tour! Each day, dancers will participate in two, hour-long dance technique classes in various styles (Acro, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz + Tap). In addition to technique classes each day, dancers will experience choreography rehearsals where they work together to create a dance that they will perform for parents on Friday afternoon. Dancers will also engage in costuming and choreography workshops each day in order to put our uniquely created dance on tour!
Session I: JULY 10-14 (9-12:30PM FOR AGES 5+6, 9-2PM FOR AGES 7-9)
Session II: AUGUST 7-11 (9-12:30PM FOR AGES 5+6, 9-2PM FOR AGES 7-9)
ACRO DANCE CAMP | AGES 6-12
Hone your Acro dance skills in this fun and energetic three-day camp! Dancers will progress through various limbering and tumbling sequences while focusing on building strength and flexibility. All levels and abilities are welcome to experience our positive and empowering environment. No prior gymnastics background is needed to be successful in our Acro dance program. This camp will prove that to you!
JULY 18-20 2PM-4PM
SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE | AGES 10+
Dancers ages 10+ are invited to participate in Etoile’s 5th annual Summer Dance Intensive! Join professional guest instructors and Etoile faculty for first-class dance instruction in Acro, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz, and Tap.
JULY 24-28: 9-2PM
TECHNIQUE TRAINING SESSION | AGES 8+
Fine-tune your skills + stay in “dance” shape to start the new dance year in September. A variety of genres will be offered for dancers entering 3rd grade or higher in September 2023. This session will meet Monday-Thursday from 9 AM – 12 PM.
AUGUST 14-17 9-12PM
45 Industrial Park Road, Hingham, MA 02043
[email protected] | 781-312-7224
South Shore Ballet Theatre Summer Dance Program:
- Ages 7 to 18 years old
- July 10 through August 4
- Register by the week or all for all 4. There will be a showing at the end of the session for dancers who participated in at least 3 of the weeks.
- Days and times are Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 3pm
- Curriculum includes ballet, pointe, variations, musical theatre, modern, jazz, hip hop, yoga, and conditioning.
97 Mill Street, Hanover, MA, 02339
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 their 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. South Shore YMCA Members get preferred rates & registration dates on all camp programs starting February 1. Public registration opens February 20.
Monroe Soccer Camp and Conditioning, LLC.
Next Level Soccer is founded by Sarah Dacey and Mary-Frances Monroe — both former college coaches, professional soccer players, and successful college athletes. They have an in depth understanding of what college coaches are looking for when recruiting a college athlete. They also have an extensive understanding of college athletics and how the recruiting process works with a vast network of coaching connections. Next Level is their vision to help aspiring athletes to reach their dream of becoming a college athlete!
2023 Next Level Youth Soccer Camp/Monroe Soccer Camp:
- Session 1: June 26-29th 2023, 9am-1pm
- Session 2: July 10-13th 2023, 9am-1pm
- Held at Union Street Fields in Hingham, MA
- Boys and Girls , ages 4-13 years old
- $240/registration fee per camp. Pay by Check- once registered information will be emailed on how to make payment, must pay to hold your spot for camp.
- REGISTER HERE
2023 Advanced – Next Level Soccer Camp/Monroe Soccer Camp Registration – Hingham HS Turf
This camp is designed for higher level soccer players who aspire to get higher level training for 5th -8th Graders
- July 24-27, 9am – 12 pm
- Held at Hingham High School Turf
- Boys and Girls, 5th-8th Grade
- $300- registration fee. Pay by Check- once registered information will be emailed on how to make payment, must pay to hold your spot for camp.
- REGISTER HERE
55 Recreation Park Dr, Hingham, MA 02043
Do your kids love playing soccer? Join the professional soccer coaches at Select Summer Soccer Camp! Perfect for beginners to more advanced players, our soccer camp offers skill development, drills, game play, crazy dress days, and tons of fun! Your kids won’t want to miss this so grab a friend and register today!
- Session 1: July 10 – July 13
- Session 2: July 31 – August 3
- Session 3: August 7 – August 10
- Boys and Girls, ages 4-13
- 9:00am – 12:00pm, Carlson Field, Hingham
- $250 for one week / $450 for two weeks
- All players are welcome regardless of their club affiliation
South Shore Select is a year-round soccer program for boys and girls ages 2-19 that operates out of the South Shore Sports Center in Hingham. They understand that parents are looking for programs that offer flexibility, convenience, and fun, and their Development Program for boys and girls ages 2-10 aims to meet these needs. Tots is for toddlers (ages 2-5) who are introduced to basic soccer skills in a guided soccer class. Players graduate to Futures (ages 4-8) and train once or twice a week (your choice). Finally, Juniors (ages 6-10) where players compete on teams in local league play. Once they reach age 10, boys and girls are placed on competitive club teams based on ability and desired level of commitment. These Select teams participate in local, regional, and national competitions, and many players go on to play soccer at the collegiate level. However, it is the goal of Select to ensure that there is a place for all players with varying degrees of desire and skill. Learn more about all of their programs at selectma.com.
75 Mill Street, Hanover, MA, 02339
[email protected] | 781-829-8585 x 8229
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 their 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 starting February 1. Public registration opens February 20.
[email protected] | 978- 361- 5394
Fun and Educational, Sup Yo offers Paddleboard and Yoga Paddleboard for kids ages 7+! Choose from 1 hour classes or 3 day clinics.
PADDLEBOARD YOGA + PADDLEBOARDING CLASS:
- Children ages 7 & up will practice Yoga on a Stand Up Paddleboard with time for partner poses and paddling FUN!
- Tuesdays at Hingham Bathing Beach. Class times are 1 hour long and vary as they are determined by the tides.
- Includes use of paddleboard, paddle, life jacket and instruction by a Certified Instructor.
- Please bring sunblock, water bottle, snack, lunch, towel, change of clothes.
- $35.00 per child, 10 kids max per class
3 DAY KIDS CLINICS:
- Tuesday through Thursday, 9AM-1PM at Hingham Bathing Beach
- Various Dates Available – BOOK NOW to choose your date!
- Session 1: 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM
- Snack/Lunch Break (Lunch not included, please pack your own.)
- Session 2: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
- Includes all equipment, lessons from certified guide/teacher.
- 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!
- $195.00 per child, max 10 kids per clinic
56 Burditt Ave, Hingham, MA, 20243
[email protected] | 781-749-0746
5 Weeks: June 26 – July 28
3 Weeks: July 10 – July 28
2 Weeks: June 26 – July 7
SUMMER SPECIALTY WEEK
1 Week: July 31 – August 4
45 Watch Hill Drive, Scituate, MA 02066
[email protected] | 781-545-5544
June 20–August 25; one-week sessions
9:00 am–3:30 pm; Preschool early dismissal option of 12:30 pm
Extended day available 7:30 am–5:00 pm
Summer at Inly offers a traditional “Day Camp” experience in addition to one- and two-week specialty camps, running June 20 through August 25. There is something for everyone, and you may choose as many weeks as you like!
Inly Day Camp, Ages 5–15
Offering a variety of activities ranging from the arts, science, nature, and sports to archery, water games, team building, and—NEW THIS YEAR—our 40’ climbing tower and Adventure Courses! We like to think of it as a little something for everyone! Inly Day campers are organized by age in small groups of 8-12 campers, with 2 staff. Age levels have different day-to-day schedules, with time slots for camper choice!
Inly Preschool Camp, Ages 3-4
Inly Preschool Camp is the perfect summer option for the youngest campers. Preschool campers get a taste of what it’s like to be a “big kid” at camp! With their low 4:1 camper-to-staff ratios, a dedicated Preschool Camp Director, and staff with experience in early childhood education, the safety and FUN of their campers are our top priorities. All preschool campers are led through a variety of age-appropriate activities — from music and movement to arts and crafts, nature walks and science experiments, each day is an adventure at camp!
Specialty Camps, Ages 5-15
Families can choose from a variety of one-week specialty camps, including Photography, Fashion and Interior Design, Wizarding, Painting, Sports, Fishing, and more. Theater buffs can attend a two-week Musical Theater Studio (ages 6-8) or Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella camp led by Break a Leg Theater Works (ages 9-18). Adventurous kids ages 11-15 can sign up for Day Trippers and head off on a new adventure trip each day—Nova Trampoline Park, Cape Cod Inflatable Park, Boda Borg, Codzilla, and more!
37 Proprietors Drive, Marshfield, MA, 02050
[email protected] | 781- 834-2582
For the past 15 years, the Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield’s summer camp has provided a positive environment, resources and guidance by professional youth counselors to ensure your child’s camp experiences are safe, fun, creative and meaningful. Their beautiful campus includes multi sports courts, a pool and splashpad, shaded dining area, soccer fields, and basketball. There is also a stunning pergola which provides a gathering space to encourage peer interactions and learning opportunities. We encourage you to visit their website for more information or call the club to schedule a tour.
[email protected] | (732) 778-1641
EXPLORE Pediatric Therapy Enrichment Camp is 5 days of summer camp fun but through an Occupational Therapy lens. This means, each camp week has a maximum of 6 kids. There are 2-3 adults for the group, giving a high ratio of support and allowing us to focus on optimal child development skills. Does your child receive Occupational Therapy services during the school year? If so, this is a great opportunity to give your child the “camp” experience but in a supported environment!
Many children who have a diagnosis can not attend “regular summer camp” because it is a free-for-all and has very little structure – making it challenging for some kids. We want to bring the Summer Camp experience to all children, including the ones we 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.
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. Enrichment camp is not a free-for-all. It is a camp with trained pediatric specialists who are well equipped for challenges & big feelings that may arise. Parents will receive a note and/or video debrief at the end of each camp day so that they are in the know of what their child did during camp.
Summer Enrichment Camp just for 4 year olds! Maximum 5 children per week Summer Enrichment Camp 5-7 yo, 6-8 yo. Maximum 6 children per week.
- Week 1: June 26-30, Ages 5-7, 9am-12pm, Willow Brook Farm, PEMBROKE MA
- Week 2: July 10-14, Ages 5-7, 9am-12pm, Willow Brook Farm, PEMBROKE MA
- Week 3: July 17-21, Ages 6-8, 9am-12pm, Couch Beach, MARSHFIELD MA
- Week 4: July 24-28, Ages 6-8, 9am – 12pm, Couch Beach, MARSHFIELD MA
- Both camp dates, times and locations are the same
- Parents of 4 year olds have the option to pick their child up early before the 12pm end date.
- Cost: $450 per week
75 Mill Street, Hanover, MA, 02339
[email protected] | 781-829-8585
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 4-15, 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 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 starting February 1. Public registration opens February 20.
79 Coddington Street, Quincy, MA
South Shore YMCA Camp Quirk
South Shore YMCA Camp Quirk is our traditional Y summer day camp for campers ages 4-12. Located at the Hale Family YMCA and Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, 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 the outdoors, 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. Financial Assistance is available, and South Shore YMCA Members get preferred rates & registration dates on all camp programs starting February 1. Public registration opens February 20.
48 Jacobs Lane, Norwell, MA, 02061
[email protected] | 781-659-2559
At Y Nature Adventures Camp, located at the South Shore YMCA Natural Science Center in Norwell, campers 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 starting February 1. Public registration opens February 20.