Braintree MA summer camps and programs 2023
The following places in Braintree MA have summer camp and programs
Updated for 2023
Thayer Academy Summer Camp
Camp Thayer is a co-ed day camp that runs from June 20 – August 12 with a wide variety of daily schedule options, providing children ages 3.9 to 14 with an engaging and stimulating setting where they can actively enjoy the summer.
At Camp Thayer, dedicated teachers and counselors provide support and guidance to campers in a wide range of activities, including
arts and crafts
boating and sailing
capture the flag
clay and pottery
NOTE: Camp Thayer will be closed June 19, July 3, and July 4, 2023.
Weeks have been pro-rated
- Weekly from June 20 through August 11; $395/week
- For ages 3.9 to 5 years old
- 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Extended Day options are available (see below)
Camp Thayer’s Lower Camp features activities that are scaled to size for young children, with a staff-to-child ratio of 1:5. Kids in this program enjoy a set schedule of activities, and remain with their groups and counselors throughout the day.
- Weekly from June 20 through August 11; $515/week
- For ages 6 to 13 years old
- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Extended Day options are available
At Camp Thayer’s General Camp, children enjoy a variety of activities and are grouped with other campers their age. Groups are co-ed for grades 1 – 6. To encourage free expression and a sense of unity, girls and boys entering grades 7 and 8 are placed in single-sex groups. All activities provide kids with opportunities for new experiences or with time to spend on a favorite interest.
- Weekly from June 20 through August 11; $335/week
- For ages 14 to 15 years old (limit 15)
- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
CITs (Counselors in Training) are assigned to groups or activities as apprentices to the head and senior counselors. Participants develop leadership and interpersonal skills. As part of their training, CITs get a working knowledge of the many activities and program areas offered by Camp Thayer. An interview and references are required. Candidates should submit an application, then contact Jacob Spedden (firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule an interview.
Merry Deb Summer Camp program
available in Whitman & Braintree Location
Programs for the summer begin in June and end the Friday before Labor Day. Children 2.9-9 years of age are welcome. We are open Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. You may register for specific weeks or the entire summer, upon request you will receive a detailed summer camp packet, registration begins April 1st and continues to June 1st when all applications are final.
There are five different groups for camp and children are placed according to age. We have a theme based activity program with daily projects based on the theme for the week.
Part of the program includes arts/crafts, story- telling, singing, games, and dance.
Most of the camp staff are our teaching staff during the school year and are certified for the positions they hold. The older groups have weekly field trips off-site which are listed in the camp sign-up packet.
Our large playground areas include, swings, seesaws, climbers, slides, trikes and cozy coupes.
The playground is also used for picnic lunch and snack times.
Older campers enjoy a planned sports activity daily in either the playground or the local park.
Games such as kickball, softball, soccer, tag, capture the flag, etc. are always fun. At the end of camp we use these sports during our Filed Day/Pizza Party activities.
Braintree- the children enjoy the water slides (by age group) and are supervised during the water play time.
Whitman- the children enjoy a 3 foot deep in ground pool that is supervised by a certified life guard. All summer staff are certified in first aid and CPR procedures. The pool area is gated and locked when not in use.
Water play is optional and campers do not have to participate they can choose to opt out.
Braintree Recreation Field Trippers Clinic 2023
The Field Trippers Clinic will be offered to kids who are interested in traveling to fun and exciting destinations throughout New England. Each week of Field Trips allows its participants the opportunity to see great places such as Canobie Lake Amusement Park, the Museum of Science and Omni Theater, a waterslide park, the New England Aquarium, IMAX Theater, Fenway Park tour and so much more!
Being prompt is very important to the success of these trips!
Some days, pick up times may differ due to the venue being visited. You’ll be notified in advance if such.
An experienced director and a staff of counselors accompany the group as escort chaperones and watch over the kids each and every day.
The price of admission to each location is included in the program fee.
Lunches are not provided for Field Trippers Clinic. Please provide your child with money to purchase lunch at daily destinations.
Do not allow child to bring valuable electronic devices or other personal valuables on field trip clinic days.
The week prior to camp, parents will be sent a listing of the five field trip destinations and any special instructions and information.
A new destination will be offered for each day of the program.
Kids must wear their Day Trippers Tee Shirts daily.
Braintree Recreation General Summer Sports Camp
Age appropriate group recreational activities are organized at the Recreation Department’s summertime General Sports Clinic, which will be based out of the Daughraty Gym beginning June 26th for six separate weeks. Boys and girls, who will be ages 8 to 13 during the week in which they are enrolled, will enjoy different group activities each day, including but not limited to sports, games, arts and crafts and more! Each child will receive a tee shirt, snacks and beverages during breaks, and lunch each day during the clinic. (Please make us aware of any food allergies your child may have prior to their participation in the clinic). A caring and compassionate staff consisting of a director and up to six instructors will be present to welcome the children as they arrive in the rear parking lot at the Daughraty Gym. Parents should plan on dropping their children off every morning by 9:00am and returning in the afternoon to pick them up by 3:00pm.
Braintree Kiddo’s Clinic 2023
Age appropriate group recreational activities are organized at the Recreation Department’s summertime Kiddo’s Clinic. This is the department’s 20th summer of Kiddo’s Clinic and it promises to be our best year yet! Don’t let your child miss out as registration rosters fill up very quickly.
*Registration is limited to a maximum of three weeks per child*
Registration Information Please read carefully!
Age eligibility is at the time actual clinic is held.
Staff reserves the right to ask parent to remove a child due to circumstances such as child is too young or immature, behavioral issues, or skill level is deemed inappropriate for the program.
This program is restricted to Braintree residents ONLY!
Falsification of residency, age or other information will subject the individual to dismissal from the program without refund!
Age appropriate group recreational activities are organized at the Recreaton Department’s summertime Kiddo’s Clinics, which will be based out of the Hollis Elementary School gymnasium beginning June 26th for six separate weeks.
Boys and girls who will be ages 5 to 7 during the week in which they are enrolled will enjoy five different group game activities each day. Each child will receive a tee shirt, snacks and beverages during breaks, and lunch each day during the clinic. (Please make us aware of any food allergies your child may have prior to their participation in the clinic.)
A caring and compassionate staff consisting of a director and up to six instructors will be present to welcome the children as they arrive in the rear parking lot at the Hollis Elementary School.
Parents should plan on dropping their children off every morning at 9:00 a.m. and returning in the afternoon to pick them up at 3:00 p.m.
Braintree Afterschool enrollment
The B.A.S.E. camp is licensed by the Braintree Board of Health and the Department of Early Education and Care.
The program operates from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM during the summer for children ages 6 years old (having completed a year of Kindergarten)-12 years old.
During non-COVID summers, our summer program activities include Arts & Crafts, Sports, Drama, and MANY field trips.
Our weekly (normal) session tuition includes the admission to places such as: Davis Farmland, Whale Watch, Water Wizz, Brockton Rox, Fenway Park Tour, Southwick Zoo, Canobie Lake Park & much much more! Our summer registration forms are located under the forms tab.
8:00am – 4:30pm with the option of an extended day (4:30-5:30)
Pond Meadow Park summer nature program
The Summer Nature Program 2023 is now hosted by the Town of Weymouth Recreation Dept.
Nike Basketball Camp at Thayer Academy
Train in the newly renovated Thayer Sports Center with some of the best coaches in New England in summer 2022! This Braintree basketball camp offers half-day and full-day options, with focus placed on fundamentals, individual and team-based skill work, offensive and defensive drills, and competitive scrimmaging.
A Step Ahead (ASA) Nike Basketball Camps are designed for the player looking to improve their game and basketball IQ. Emphasis is placed on fundamental development, shooting, offense/defense, team play, and more.
Fundamental instruction, individual development, and team play
Off-court discussions and activities to enhance on-court game
Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
Coach Moses is so great with the kids. Not just on basketball, but on overall life skills. I will definitely be doing more of these camps and all programs that ASA offers. The younger coaches clearly have been trained well and have a lot of passion for the sport, and for kids in general. Very organized and fun for the kids!
Owen had an amazing time at camp. He was not sure about going and ended up having a terrific time. He was recognized as camper of the day and on the last day was awarded the “coaches” award. I cannot express how much this week meant to him and us.
2023 SUMMER DATES
Session I: June 26-30
Session II: July 17-21
Session III: August 14-18
Session IV: August 21-24
Sessions I, II, & III
Check in: Monday at 8:30am
Meals: Lunch is not provided.
Full Day Hours: MON-THURS 9AM-3PM FRI 9AM-12PM
Half Day Hours: MON-FRI 9AM-12PM
Check in: Monday at 8:30am
Meals: Lunch is not provided.
Full Day Hours: MON-THURS 9AM-3PM
Half Day Hours: MON-THURS 9AM-12PM
Nike Volleyball Camp at Thayer Sports Center
Come train with Emmanuel College and Curry College Head Volleyball Coach, Bori May, at our volleyball camp in Massachusetts. Campers have the opportunity to play in the newly renovated Thayer Sports Center on the Thayer Academy South Athletic Campus and work on improving their volleyball techniques.
At this Braintree volleyball camp, boys and girls are invited to attend and work on fine-tuning their skill set through a variety of drills that emphasize their fundamentals in setting, hitting, and passing. Come enjoy this summer volleyball camp for a week of competitive fun and become a better athlete!
Excellent training facilities
Morning and afternoon training sessions
1:10 staff to camper ratio
Training for all skill levels
Nike Volleyball Camps T-shirt and prizes! (multi-day camps only)
Dates: June 26-30 | July 5-7 | July 10-14 | July 17-21 | August 7-11 | August 14-18
Age Group: 10-18
Gender: Girls & Boys
Clinic Type: Day
Lunch: Lunch is not provided, please bring a sack lunch to clinics each day
Program: The All Skills program is geared towards players of all abilities. This program is designed to improve the fundamental skills needed for volleyball; passing, setting, serving, attacking, blocking, and individual defense. Campers can expect instruction on offensive and defensive skills through team play.
Attend multiple sessions! Campers are encouraged to attend multiple sessions! Each program delivers something unique to help players excel in all areas of the game.
Nike Lacrosse Boys summer camp at Thayer Sports Center
Come join us this summer 2023 at the Nike Boys Lacrosse Camp at Thayer Sports Center and take your game to the next level! Campers will train each day at the Thayer Sports Center turf field.
Our goal is to stimulate a love for the game by immersing you in the sport and giving you the kind of focused, intensive training essential to improvement. Over the course of camp, we want to create a unique training and learning experience that will help your enthusiasm and self-confidence grow along with your skills.
High School & Youth Camp for Boys Ages 10-18
8:1 camper to instructor on field ratio
Daily emphasis on fundamentals, position training, drills and scrimmages
Team and sibling discounts available
Special goalie instruction and discounts available
Every camper receives a reversible Nike practice jersey
Nike and STX Prizes for outstanding play, sportsmanship and improvement
Check-in takes place at 8:30am Monday, July 10th. Camp begins at 9:00am. Camp hours 9:00am-3:00pm Monday thru Friday.
There will be a closing ceremony at 2:30pm on Friday, July 14th. Campers depart at 3:00pm.
Nike field hockey summer camp at Thayer Sport center
This summer 2023 field hockey camp for girls will be hosted at Thayer Sports Center. Our Massachusetts field hockey camp is designed to improve each camper’s stick skills and overall skillset through individual drills and competitive gameplay.
This girls’ field hockey camp in Braintree offers a camp session for players ages 10-18, of all skill levels. Campers will receive high-quality instruction to increase their understanding and love of the game.
Excellent training facilities
Morning and afternoon training sessions
Partner Camp of USA Field Hockey; sanctioned to make referrals to USAFH Nexus program
All attendee receive a Nike Field Hockey Camps package (reversible jersey, ball, lanyard) and other fun prizes.
Dates: June 26-29
Camp Type: Day Camp
Schedule: 9:00am-3:00pm, Monday-Thursday
Check-in: 8:30am on Monday
Lunch: Lunch is not provided, please bring a sack lunch to camp each day
Program: This All Skills program is geared towards players of all abilities. The camp program includes stick work instruction & skills, technical & tactical training, offensive & defensive skills, and positioning work. Goalie-specific training is available as well. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff and placed into groups based on age and ability level.
Please note: In the case of a canceled day due to rain, Friday will be used as a make-up day.
Please note: Camp schedules and details may be subject to change.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
Instruction: Daily training sessions
Meals: Meals are not provided.
Supervision: Campers are supervised by staff during camp hours.
Camp Gear: All campers receive a Nike Field Hockey Camps (reversible jersey, ball, lanyard) and other fun prizes.
Braintree MA Basketball Day camp
BEHN BASKETBALL CAMP EAST MIDDLE SCHOOL JUL. 10 – JUL. 14, 2023
Join the superior Behn Basketball Camp coaching staff this summer and enhance your skills Braintree East Middle School. Focus is placed on fundamentals, shooting, and passing through competitive drills and intense scrimmages. Boys and girls, ages 8-16 will improve while having fun in an encouraging environment.
The Complete Skills Camp helps players of all abilities develop athletically, refine fundamental basketball skills and enhance their skill set at the post, wing or guard position.
Emphasis on fundamentals and focus on proper shooting technique
Learning team play on both offense and defense
Official Behn Camp T-shirt
Though we’ve said only a few words to each other, you have been a tremendous mentor for my daughter. She has attended your Basketball Camp at Acton the past two years. After her first year at your Camp I noticed her basketball skills and confidence improved dramatically. She tried out for a spot on our local travel team. She was one of 9 other girls trying out for two positions. She made the team. Once again, thanks to you and your team of counselors for what she learned, she is ready.
Goddard School Summer Camp
Our summer camp curriculum incorporates STEAM learning (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) into exciting, one-of-a-kind and fun experiences for your child every day! We offer a broad range of programs and mini-camps to pique the interest and curiosity of every child.
The founding principle of The Goddard School’s curriculum is that children experience the deepest, most genuine learning when they are having fun. We have integrated this philosophy into every aspect of our summer camp to foster play-based learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. We’ve created a variety of camps so your children can find a program they will absolutely love. See them below!
AMP VIVA 2023 will be the weeks of 8/7 and 8/14
Camp Viva has been operating since 2014 as a summer camp for elementary and middle schoolers who have the power to craft their day. Children are able to focus on a core specialty— sports, crafts, painting, STEAM, or drama — and fill the rest of their day with fun activities from other specialties. This way, campers get a taste of everything and (hopefully) try new things!
Camp Viva’s mission can be broken into three distinct goals:
To provide a safe environment where children feel comfortable trying new things.
To create a fun atmosphere where positive social skills are modeled and practiced.
To encourage the belief in the Growth Mindset: all children are capable of acquiring new skills by working hard, having fun and learning from each new experience.
Nike Soccer Camps at Thayer Academy Braintree
Come improve your skills with Nike Soccer Camps in Braintree, MA! Campers focus on all aspects of the game including refining fundamental skills and positional work through challenging exercises and scrimmages.
A Step Ahead (ASA) Nike Soccer Camps are designed for the player looking to improve their game and soccer IQ. Emphasis is placed on fundamental development, shooting, offense/defense, team play, and more. Instruction is available to boys and girls, ages 8-16, playing at all levels, from beginner to advanced. Players are evaluated on the first day and placed in groups on age and ability. Improve your skills and meet new friends this summer at the Braintree Nike Soccer Camp!
Low 10:1 camper to coach ratio
Technical and tactical instruction
Nike Soccer Camp T-shirt
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
Due to local and state regulations, we anticipate having to reduce our enrollment numbers significantly this year. You can expect high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
Camp Dates: August 7-11, 2023 (Monday-Friday)
Full-Day: 8:30 am – 2:00 pm*
Half Day: 8:30 am – 11:30 am*
Check-In & Out Location: Thayer Sports Center
Meals: Lunch is NOT included. Please send your camper with a packed lunch
Behn Kids & Nike Sports Camp at East Middle School
Join us for a week of FUN, sport and activity at the BEHN Kids Camp at East Middle School in Braintree. This is a non-sport specific camp that is geared toward younger campers to build a foundation of techniques and skills that will help campers develop athletically.
Campers will work on running, jumping, catching, throwing, kicking, dodging, balancing and playing, through fun practices and games.
Fundamental Skills based curriculum
Low camper to coach ratio
Official Behn Camp T-shirt
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waiting for 2023 dates
Premier Hoops Basketball Camp
SUMMER BASKETBALL CLINICS BRAINTREE, MA!
Looking to completely elevate your game, while having a lot of fun? Our elite summer basketball clinics will transform your child’s skills, basketball IQ and game-shape endurance! Each week our pro & D1 instructors will spend individual time with your child to help them improve their skills, technique, and confidence.
Check-in / Stretching & Warm-Ups
Fundamental Dribbling Skills
Stationary Footwork and Shooting Drills
Ball-Handling and Passing Practice
Dribble Move & Shooting IQ Drills
End of Session Pick-Up
Braintree Kindercare summer school age programs
Winter break, spring break, summer break—when school’s out (but you still need to work), you can count on KinderCare to provide a safe and supportive learning environment that’s focused on fun. We welcome children ages 5–12 during school break times and make sure they have a sensational, screen-free experience they won’t forget.
If you are looking for summer camp in other towns besides Braintree check out the South Shore Boston Summer Camp guide.
Check out the Boston and New England Travel guide to help you plan a great summer