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!
Whether it’s building a machine or a cool contraption, designing a video game or iPhone app, or teaming up with fellow “engineers” to build a bridge or launch a model rocket, some kids just can’t get enough of science and technology. And what better time than summer for kids to take the time to explore their passions to their hearts’ content. We’ve rounded up 5 summer programs that are rich in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), architecture, design and robotics - great for kids in kindergarten through high school.
No matter what the kids are into - theater, music, arts & crafts, soccer, baseball, swimming, computers, nature - you name it, Boston has a camp for it.
January brings the delightful - yet daunting - task of deciding what to do with the kids next summer. Delightful, because just thinking about summer can take everyone's mind of the dark, cold and snowy days of winter. Daunting, because there are just so many options!
If camp is part of your family's summer plans, our series of posts covering everything from “traditional” day camps to specialty programs in the greater Boston area can help make your decision of which ones to consider easier.
First up, six+ camps in Boston, Cambridge and Brookline.
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