There is a wonderful variety of programs and activities for elementary age children in Somerville. All the programs listed here offer reduced rate or sliding scale payments options. Contact the specific program to find out more.
Programs & Activities
Sports, Fitness and Recreation
See Somerville Recreation Department and Somerville YMCA
BOKS (Building our Kids Success) is a free, before school fitness program for K-5 students. BOKS is designed to give kids' bodies and brains a boost in the mornings that will set them up for a day of learning. Check with your own school's website or school office for more information.
Brooklyn Boulders Somerville is a new type of community space, inspired by the incredible people drawn together by climbing. The climbing community is active, inclusive and engaged. Our space is expressly designed to harness this energy.
New climbers, hardcore climbers, fitness buffs, zen-fueled yogis, creatives, and entrepreneurs — our space was built with you in mind. Come experience work, life and play all under one roof.
Esh Circus Arts
Want to learn to fly? Want some excitement in your fitness routine? Just want to have fun? Circus classes at Esh focus on building strength and confidence, developing body awareness, and learning to move and think creatively while maintaining an emphasis on proper technique and injury prevention. Our small classes allow students of all levels to learn at their own pace, with movements tailored to each student's skill, fitness, and flexibility level.
Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Music
Beautiful Stuff Project
The Beautiful Stuff Project is a creative reuse center offering free and low cost materials to public schools, childcare centers, and community agencies in Somerville, Cambridge, and Boston; and the children and families they serve. Our unique inventory is collected from the excess and scrap of local manufacturers, stores, and artists. Instead of ending up in the trash, we inspire teachers, childcare workers, clinicians, parents, and kids to use our materials for educational, creative, and therapeutic purposes — and just plain fun!
Local Clubs and Activities
Cub Scouts Troop 0003 Somerville
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
Cub Scouts/Boy Scouts of America
Discover fun, adventure,and learning through Scouting
Scouting is a year-round program uniquely designed to meet the needs of boys and their families. The program offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical fitness. Family involvement is an essential part of the program, and parents are encouraged to play an active role in making the most of the short time they have to impact the lives of their children. Pack 003 meets at Connexion, 149 Broadway, Somerville, MA. See website for contact details.