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Somerville offers various options for after school programming throughout the school year. In the summer, a great variety of programs open up, offering everything from one day workshops to summer long camps. Our Summer Camp and Activities Guide is updated every spring, and look for the Summer Camp and Activity Fair, a great opportunity to talk to vendors and pick up information about specific camps.

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After School Options

2017 Summer Camp and Activity Directory

The 2017 Summer Camp and Activity Directory offers a comprehensive listing of fun and educational summer programs in Somerville and the surrounding area, for children ages 2 and above. The directory includes a short description of each program offering, and contact information. Click on the link below to view or download a copy of this summer's Camp and Activity Directory.

Community Schools (Somerville Public Schools)

Somerville Community Schools provides developmentally appropriate enrichment, recreation, and educational opportunities that complement the school day to students in grades Pre-K through 8. Students in the Community Schools program also benefit from a daily snack and daily academic support including homework assistance and targeted tutoring services. Afterschool services are offered in all elementary schools during the regular school year from the time of dismissal until 5:30pm. We follow the Somerville Public Schools calendar and are closed on all major holidays. We offer extended programming during school vacation weeks, as well as a 6-week full-day Summer Adventure Camp. Lunch is provided during the summer program.

Elizabeth Peabody House OST Program

Our afterschool program serves children ages 5-13 in the greater Somerville area. It is licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education & Care (EEC). At the heart of the program is an enriching and engaging curriculum that simultaneously bolsters students’ in-school coursework while expanding their educational horizons academically, artistically, and socially. Students might spend the afternoon in a group art project, in our computer lab/resource room, or on our brand new state-of-the-art playground! From homework help to science experiments, music lessons to community service projects, we make sure the education doesn't stop when school is over. Our model of experiential learning keeps our students’ minds and bodies active, promoting positive and productive youth development. During the summer, our students receive the full camp experience thanks to our partnership with Everwood Day Camp in Sharon, MA.

Healey-Somerville Boys & Girls Clubs of Middlesex County

Healey-Somerville Boys & Girls Club of Middlesex County is a drop-in afterschool program that serves students of the Arthur D. Healey School. At the Healey-Somerville Boys & Girls Club, we achieve our mission by providing positive and supportive relationships and offering enriching programs and activities in Boys & Girls Clubs of America Core Areas: Character & Leadership, Healthy Life Skills, Sports, Fitness & Recreation, Arts/Technology and Academic Success. Parents/guardians may set up a payment plan if needed. We ask for no proof of income and will never turn families away who cannot pay.

Kesher After School Hebrew School

The Kesher After School Program is a nationally-acclaimed alternative to traditional Hebrew School for grades K-12. At Kesher, children learn Jewish culture and Hebrew language as an organic part of each day’s explorations, in a spirited, joy-filled environment. Kesher’s innovative curriculum challenges students intellectually while fostering a deep connection with the pleasures of learning, the rewards of active community participation, and the richness of the Jewish tradition. Kesher families are Secular, Orthodox, Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist, Gay, Straight, In-married, and Interfaith. From 5th through 7th grade, students may choose to prepare for Bar or Bat Mitzvah, with additional, personalized mentoring and tutoring to match the child’s personal goals and his or her family’s priorities for this developmental milestone.

Mystic Learning Center, Inc.

Mystic Learning Center provides school age childcare, youth development and parental involvement activities. Licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care to serve 40 children.

Parts and Crafts

Parts and Crafts is a member-supported family makerspace and community workshop based in Somerville, MA. In our programs we encourage kids to play, think, make, and learn through the exploration of the arts, science, computer programming, and engineering – a cluster of disciplines we refer to as “the creative application of technical skills.” We run school-vacation camps, a full-time school-alternative program, and afterschool and weekend classes and workshops, open-shop hours and other community and family events.

Somerville YMCA School Age Child Care Program

The main purpose of the Somerville YMCA School Age Child Care Program is to provide a safe, comfortable and reliable child care environment that fosters emotional maturity and promotes the physical, intellectual and social well-being of the school age child. Our primary intent is to help children develop to their fullest potential. The design of the program recognizes the need for play and its importance as a means for growth. Our curriculum is one that nurtures and responds to the developing needs of each individual child. The activities provide challenge, stimulation and an opportunity for self-expression. The program runs year round and is open on snow days, half day Wednesdays, the public schools' professional development days, and during school vacation weeks. During the summer months breakfast and lunch are provided.

School Vacation Options

Community Schools (Somerville Public Schools)

Somerville Community Schools provides developmentally appropriate enrichment, recreation, and educational opportunities that complement the school day to students in grades Pre-K through 8. Students in the Community Schools program also benefit from a daily snack and daily academic support including homework assistance and targeted tutoring services. Afterschool services are offered in all elementary schools during the regular school year from the time of dismissal until 5:30pm. We follow the Somerville Public Schools calendar and are closed on all major holidays. We offer extended programming during school vacation weeks, as well as a 6-week full-day Summer Adventure Camp. Lunch is provided during the summer program.

Somerville Recreation

Somerville Recreation Center offers a variety of options for summer and school vacations. See their website for the most recent guide and schedule of classes. .

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