Wouldn’t it be nice if we all had the day off every time the kids got a day off from school? If you’re scrambling to find childcare for December vacation, take a look at these camps in and around Boston. You may not have the day off, but you can rest easy, knowing that your kids are safe, staying active and having fun (while you toil away at work).
If you're planning to be home for the holidays and need some fun things to do with the kids during those long school-free days, check out our Holiday Fun Guide for ideas aplenty.
So, like me, you’ve waited until now to think about summer camp. Or maybe you just moved here. Whatever the reason (ahem – procrastination), if you haven’t already registered your child for camp, it’s too late. Right?
Wrong. Although many camps are full, there are still plenty of good options to choose from. As of now, these camps have a few openings, so check them out and register your child before the remaining spaces fill up! You might also want to check out our Summer and Vacation Camps Guide for more ideas.
Taking full advantage of Boston’s location - the Charles River to the west and Boston Harbor to the east - community boating programs provide numerous opportunities for kids and families to learn to sail in Boston. Look a little further to the north and south, and options multiply. From annual memberships to five-day passes to one-day rentals, the following sailing centers offer packages that will fit your budget and schedule. Note that many of the lesson and camp programs fill up fast, so be sure to plan ahead.
I would love for my kids to have a sleepaway camp experience, but food is an issue – a big one. We have multiple intolerances and allergies, including nuts and gluten. I’ve done some research and found a few sleepaway camps where kids with food allergies can have a traditional camp experience without food worries (or feeling out of place). If you’re looking for peanut-, nut-, gluten-, or dairy- free camps, check out these places within a reasonable driving distance from Boston. Some of them also have Kosher, vegetarian, and vegan options too!
If you’re still trying to figure out what to do with the kids during April Vacation Week, take a look at these terrific workshops, camps and classes. There are opportunities for both little kids and big kids who enjoy soccer, crafts, writing, theater, and nature exploration. After you find the program that's just right for your child, call them soon to find out if they still have space available!
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