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Summer Programs Guide

Summer Program Resource Guide 2011

Developed by: CommunityBuild

With funding support from the McKinney Vento Grant, administered by the MA Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, a Project of the Worcester Public Schools

 

The Worcester Public Schools is not responsible for, or connected with, any aspect of these programs except those identified as being conducted by the Worcester Public Schools and participation in these programs is the sole decision and responsibility of the parent or guardian.

The Worcester Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Educational Institution and does not discriminate regardless of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin,
marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or homelessness. The Worcester Public Schools provides equal access to employment and the full range of general, occupational and vocational education programs. For more information relating to Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action contact Stacey DeBoise Luster, Human Resource Manager, 20 Irving Street, Worcester, MA 01609. 508-799-3020.

 

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Free Resources

Summer Food Service Programs

At various Worcester locations

Free Breakfast & Lunch

A schedule of places to go for this program in Worcester will be posted on the website in early July or call the hotline!

July 6th – August 20th

Breakfast:

8-8:30 am

Lunch: 11:30-12 noon

 

Monday-Friday

18 years & younger

Justin Khan

1-800-645-8333

 

www.meals4kids.org

 

Free if

qualify for free school lunch

Broad Meadow Brook

Mass Audubon Society

414 Massasoit Road

Worcester 01604

Butterfly Festival

August 13th

 

10 am – 4 pm

All ages

508-753-6087

 

 

www.massaudubon.org

 

Free

Oak Hill Community Development Corporation (CDC)

74 Providence St.

Worcester 01604

Teen Inspirators is a year-round educational, community service and leadership development program for youth ages 11 – 17. Teen Inspirators is designed “by teens, for teens.” The program is unique because teens assume a lead role in planning programs and events and make decisions about the group. Teen Inspirators has been very successful over its 10+ years of existence. Teen Inspirators participate in bi-weekly workshops (many of them written and led by the teens themselves), monthly community service projects, fundraisers, and other events throughout the year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meets year-round, except during school vacations. Special events and activities take place during the summer months. The group meets Monday afternoons (6th – 8th graders) and Friday afternoons (9th – 12th graders) during the school year.

Ages 11-17

 

Living in the

Union Hill,

Oak Hill, Vernon Hill,

Grafton Hill

& Upsala St.

Areas

 

 

 

Patricia Mallios

508-754-2358 X 26

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www.oakhillcdc.org

 

Free

Oak Hill Community Development Corporation (CDC)

74 Providence St.

Worcester 01604

The All Stars Program is for youth ages 11-15. The program uses a science-based curriculum that reduces the onset of alcohol, tobacco and drug use, postpones sexual activity, reduces fighting and bullying, and helps kids build brighter futures. The program is made up of 14 sessions, meets once or twice a week for 1 - 1.5 hours each day at various locations and programs in the community, and is facilitated by the Community & Youth Organizer and the assistance of Oak Hill CDC's Teen Inspirators.

Meets year-round, except during school vacations. Start and end dates vary because the program is run at various sites throughout the year.

 

All Stars is open to anyone between the ages of 11 – 15 (or 6th – 8th graders) living in the Union Hill, Oak Hill, Vernon Hill, Grafton Hill and Upsala St.  Areas.

Patricia Mallios

508-754-2358 X 26

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www.oakhillcdc.org

 

Free

Oak Hill Community Development Corporation (CDC)

74 Providence St.

Worcester 01604

Charlie Buffone Community Garden is located at 99 Penn Ave. (corner of Aetna St. and Penn Ave.) across Worcester Academy

Oak Hill CDC’s Charlie Buffone Community Garden is for youth and families of all ages to enjoy. The community garden, located across the street from Worcester Academy is completely run by neighborhood volunteers (adults and teens) during the summer months. All the produce grown in the garden is free to neighborhood residents. Anyone is welcome to volunteer in the garden from June to September each year.

Adult and youth volunteers begin working in the community garden in late June and end in September.

Staff and volunteers can be found in the garden Monday – Friday from 9 AM – 3:30 PM during the summer months.

 

All ages -

Volunteers (adults, youth, families)  welcome to help us maintain our garden, distribute vegetables to the community, pick up vegetables themselves

Patricia Mallios

508-754-2358 X 26

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www.oakhillcdc.org

 

Free

Elm Park (at the Skate House adjacent to the playground)

and

Green Hill Park

Mass Audubon Society

414 Massasoit Road

Worcester 01604

Neighborhood Nature and Neighborhood Nature on the Water - Drop in nature activities, exploring and canoeing in the city.

 

Locations:

Neighborhood Nature at Elm Park (at the Skate House adjacent to the playground corner of Elm St. and Park Ave.)

Neighborhood Nature on the Water at Green Hill Park.

Elm Park: 6/29-8/26 Wed and Fri

Wed: 1-4pm

Fri: 10-1pm

 

Green Hill:

7/8-8/26

Fridays only

2-5pm

All Ages

508-753-6087

 

 

www.massaudubon.org

 

Free

Worcester Community Action Council

484 Main St. 2nd floor

Worcester 01608

YouthWorks Summer Jobs Program

supports jobs for limited-income, at-risk youth; Youth work 25 hours/week at $8.00/hour; 6 hours of skills training provided the week of 6/29-7/2.

 

Note: for youth not in Worcester Public Schools, sign up the first week in June at this location from 12 noon – 3 p.m.

7/6 – 8/21

Ages 14-21

Must be eligible for free or reduced school lunch; out of school youth must provide income documents

Ask at your High School or neighborhood center or CDC or

Contact Bob Morrison at 508-754-2276 x153

Free

Worcester Youth Center

326 Chandler St.

Worcester 01602

Urban Community Action Planning for Teens (UCAPT) - Program consists of indoor & field-based exercises in which young people; explore meaning of community. After analyzing the community, youth develop action plans for change, exploring partnerships with government & non-government organizations & agencies. Also participation in work-force readiness and micro-enterprise training.

Call for dates

Ages 14-21 living in Worcester area

 

Roberto Diaz

508-791-4702

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www.worcesteryouthcenter.org

 

Free with some incentives for youth;

10 community sites in Worcester

 

Locations vary- check with the UMass Care Mobile appointment number

 

Care Mobile
UMass Memorial
119
Belmont St
Worcester 01605

The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile provides dental and medical services at community sites throughout Worcester.

 

We provide:
-Dental exams and cleaning
-Physical exams for those who have no primary care provider

-Immunizations

-Tb tests.
-Exams for acute and chronic health     problems and referrals to primary care

Weekdays Monday thru Thursday

 

Appointments preferred but walk-ins welcome

Children and families in need of dental and medical care and without primary care providers. Those need health insurance enrollment. Referrals to community resources for food, housing, social services agencies.

Appointment Number

508-334-6073

 

 

Free to patients

NORTH: Assembly of God Church/Mon and Wed; Worcester Youth Center/Fridays Only; Boys & Girls Club/Tues and Thurs.


SOUTH: Boys & Girls Club-Tainter
St. /Mon, Wed, and Friday; YMCA-Main St. Tues and Thurs.


EAST: Girls Inc.-Providence St./Mon, Wed, and Fridays; YWCA-Salem Square/Tues and Thurs (Wed Girls Only); Friendly House-Wall
St./Tues and Thurs

 

YouthNet

Neighborhood based summer & after school recreational, educational and cultural activities to Worcester Middle School aged youth; programs take place at Worcester youth-serving agencies

Call for dates

Ages 11-15

Youth Net Director

Bonnie Pulver

508-890-6519 X31

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Free including transportation to & from YouthNet

 

Southeast Asian Center

120 Chandler St. Worcester 01609

Youth Effect, supported by the Southeast Asian Coalition - opportunities for youth to positively express themselves by pursuing higher education, building leadership skills, and becoming role models who work to improve their community and themselves.

 

Throughout the summer we will participate in community service projects such as park cleanups, volunteering at the Mass Audubon society and local community festivals. There will be an active boxing program on Tuesdays and Thursday evenings and park days with an end of summer day camp event at Green Hill Park. We will also have workshops on financial literacy, job skills, working with Microsoft office programs, and Asian Culture. These are meant to increase the knowledge of participating youth and equip youth with the skills to succeed.

Our program is open for drop in services and activities Monday through Thursday from

 

12 pm – 7 pm

 

Starting on June 21st and ending on August 26th

 

Youth Effect is available for youth between the ages of 13 and 19. Our program is geared specifically towards Asian youth but all youth are welcome to join and participate in our program activities.

Andrew Le
Youth Coordinator


508-791-4373


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Free

 

On a bus route

 

Several sites throughout Worcester, but staff generally meet in families' homes or other convenient community locations

Families and Communities Together (FCT)
offers the Wraparound Service Planning process to families whose children have a serious emotional / behavioral challenge who have MASS Health Insurance.

 

The program works with families to build a Care Planning Team, and this Team then meets on a regular basis to develop the Family's Individualized Care Plan. This Care Plan is the "road map" to who will do what and by when. The goal is help the family identify appropriate solutions to their needs, and then to help make those solutions a reality.

Times most convenient to families. The hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8 am to 8 pm

Youth with a serious mental health diagnosis under the age of 21 with MASS Health Insurance, who are involved with multiple agencies or providers and whose family feels that coordination of those agencies or providers would be helpful.

For further information, or to discuss a possible referral, one should contact our main number for the Worcester CSAs at 508.860.1000 or
877-778-5030

There are no fees. The service is paid for by the youth's MASS Health insurance




Boys & Girls Club of Worcester

65 Tainter St. Worcester 01610

Fun, youth development program separated into different camps such as athletics, social recreation, arts and science; All camps include swimming and lunch; Summer reading will be incorporated into all of the programs as well.

Summer Programs include:
Athletics (basketball, fun & fitness); Social Recreation; Teen Camp
Gang Awareness for the Next Generation (with the Worcester Police Department); The Arts (Dance Camp, crafts, Dessert Week); Drama Camp

 

8 week summer program with session choices in Art, Education, Social Recreation, Character and Leadership; Lunch and snack will be provided

 

Gang Camp-run in conjunctions with the Worcester Police Department Gang Unit

 

EEC Licensed School Age Child Care – full day summer vacation program in multicultural setting; Breakfast, lunch and snack provided

6/28-8/19

Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm

 

 

Others are one week at a time
9:00 am-

4:00 pm

 

 

 

 

Week of 7/12

Week of 7/19

Week of 7/26

 

 

Beginning on 6/28

Monday-Friday

7:30am – 6pm

Ages 8-18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ages 8-10

Ages 11-14

Ages 14-18

Jennifer Cruz

508-753-3377

 

 

 

www.bgcworcester.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emily

508-753-3377 x114

Must be a member ($25 fee)

If sign up btw 4/25-5/31 $25/week

After 6/1 $30/week

 

WHA residents are free during sponsored weeks ; must sign up at the Freedom Way Clubhouse

Bus from Great Brook Valley to the Main South Location through WHA from 7/5-8/12

 

Private Pay or Child Care Resources Vouchers

Worcester Youth Center

326 Chandler Street, Worcester 01602

Health and Wellness Program - variety of programs and activities that help to incorporate healthy physical activities for our youth members.

We currently have three dance programs including breakdance, hip-hop and a Latin dance team.

In 2011, we started a martial arts program on Wednesdays from 4-7pm.

On Thursdays, the center provides discussion groups with counselors for MSPCC and a healthy dinner is served for participants of the program.

Monday-Fridays

from 2:00 pm-8:00 pm

 

See our website for specific times of programs

Youth ages 14-24

Jessica Cambrelen Member Services

508-791-4702

www.worcesteryouthcenter.org

 

 

Free membership

Latino Education Institute

Worcester State College

486 Chandler St.

Worcester 01602

ISLA (Innovative Services for Latino Achievers) Summer Camp

Students will learn computer skills, will read literature and discuss anti-bullying and social skills, and participate in outdoor and other recreational activities.

 

June 27th –July 8th

(no program July 4th)

 

Monday-Friday 9 am – 3 pm

 

 

Latino students in grades 3-6

Amy Cantwell

 

508-798-6507

Free

 

Transportation and lunch provided

 

 

 

 

Latino Education Institute

Worcester State College

486 Chandler St.

Worcester 01602

In Our Own Voice Summer Drama Camp employs the creative use of theater arts, writing workshops, informational workshops on higher education, and the exploration of the Latino culture to achieve these goals.

6/ 21, 6/22, 6/23, 6/28, 6/29, 6/30

 

9 am – 2 pm

6th grade Latina girls

Elsa Rivera

 

508-798-6507

Free

African Community Education Program (ACE)

At Elm Park Community School

23 N. Ashland St.

Worcester 01609

African Community Education Program 501c3 organization providing educational, social and cultural support to refugee and immigrant students from countries of Africa who are currently residing in Worcester

 

Our programs will focus on summer reading, literacy, and youth empowerment.

 

July 5th through August 26th

 

Specific days and times to be announced

 

African refugee and immigrant students attending WPS

Priority given to English language learners with education gaps and/or who are new to this country

 

Julia Kilgore

Program Director

 

Kimberly Edwards

Summer Program Coordinator

 

508-799-3564

 

www.acechildren.org

 

Free

 

Bus tickets provided (if necessary), formal transportation services are pending but would be offered free of cost

 

Autumn Woods Community Room

15 Upland Gardens Drive

Worcester 01607

Summer lunch and activities program at Autumn Woods

Beginning July 5th

 

Ending August 5th

 

Mondays- Fridays

11 am – 3 pm

Lunch program (open to all)- ages 0-18

 

Activity program (resident children only)

ages 5-13

Bonnie Gibbs

Director of Resident Services

 

508-798-0445 x226

Free

WPS Summer school sites: Elementary- Belmont, Burncoat Prep, Canterbury, Chandler Elem. at Jacob Hiatt, Chandler Magnet, City View, Clark St. at Norrback, Columbus Park, Elm Park, Goddard at University Park Campus School, Grafton St., Heard St., Jacob Hiatt, Lake View, Lincoln St., May St., McGrath, Norrback, Quinsigamond, Rice Square, Roosevelt, Tatnuck Magnet at May St., Thorndyke, Union Hill at Grafton St., Vernon Hill, Wawecus, Woodland, Worcester Arts Magnet

Middle – Burncoat, Forest Grove

Worcester Public Schools will offer summer academic support programs

Elementary  and Middle School Summer Programs:

7/5-7/29 Mon-Fri 8-12 or 9-1

 

For eligible elementary, middle, and high school students

Please check with the school principal for further information or call Barbara Sargent, Director of Supplemental Programs at 508-799-3655

 

Free

WPS Locations:  Alternative School at St. Casimir, Burncoat High School at Burncoat Middle School, Claremont Academy, Gerald Creamer Center, Doherty High School at Forest Grove Middle School, North High School at Fanning Building, South High School at Claremont Academy, Worcester Technical High School

Worcester Public Schools

 

High School MCAS Academic Support Programs

June 27th – July 22nd

 

Monday –Friday

8 am - noon

For eligible high school students

Stephanie Stockwell

 

508-799-1940

 

Free

Burncoat High School at Burncoat Middle School

Worcester Public Schools

 

Summer High School (Night Life)

 

 

June 27th - July 22nd

 

Monday-Friday

8 am – 12:45 pm

 

For eligible elementary, middle, and high school students

John Trainor

 

508-799-3092

 

Check with program contact person

Sites to be determined

Worcester Public Schools

 

College Community Connections Summer Program – this program will provide students with MCAS remediation and internships at local colleges and organizations.

 

3.5 hours per day will focus on math or ELA instruction and 2.5 hours per day will be spent in internships.

 

 

June 27th – July 22nd

 

Monday-Friday

6 hours/day

For eligible students

Stephanie Stockwell

 

508-799-1940

 

Free

Dr. James A. Caradonio New Citizen Center 

Worcester Public Schools

 

English Language Learners Summer Program

 

 

July 5th

July 29th

 

Monday-Friday

8 am - noon

 

For eligible students

Steven Alzamora, Principal

 

508-799-3494

Free

WPS Locations:  Canterbury St. School, Clark St. School at Norrback School, Elm Park School, Quinsigamond School 

Worcester Public Schools

 

Community Schools Summer Programs

 

 

July 5th – July 29th

 

Monday-Friday

12:00-6:00 pm

For eligible students

John Trainor

 

508-799-3092

 

Free

Locations:  Boys & Girls Club of Worcester,

YMCA, YWCA, Girls, Inc., Coes Pond, Indian Lake, Bell Pond, Shore Park, WPI, Holy Cross

 

Wheels to Water Summer Swim Program

Youth and families can take part in swimming activities at local indoor facilities and outdoor beaches free of charge.

 

Included is the summer feeding program, recreation and swim lessons.

 

Monday-Sunday starting July 5th-August 14th

 

Registration is required

 

 

Youth 7 to 17 years of age Monday through Friday

 

Youth and families Saturday and Sunday

 

Jesse Edwards

 

508-799-1400 x243

 

www.worcesterma.gov

 

Free - Please check the City of Worcester Website for registration pick up and drop off sites near you.

Registration is required

Family Services of Central Massachusetts 

Mediation Program

31 Harvard St.

Worcester 01609

Family Services of Central Massachusetts Mediation Program - Offering mediator training, peer mediation training. Also provide mediation in three district courts:  Worcester, Dudley and Milford and divorce and family mediation, elder mediation and overall basic mediation.

 

Will schedule through intake, contingent upon availability of parties

 

All families over 18-children can be a part of any family mediation. All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

 

Intake Worker

 

508-756-4646

 

 

www.fscm.org

 

 

Sliding scale – no one is turned away

 

Frees from $0 to $125/hour

depending on income.

 

No transportation available

Locations:  Boys & Girls Club of Worcester (Mon-Fri 4-6); Beaver Brook Park (Mon-Fri 2-6); Elm Park (Mon-Fri 2-6); Great Brook Valley Park (Mon-Fri 1-5)

Wheels to Water Summer Recreation Activities

Youth can take part in recreational programs including sports games and clinics, arts and crafts, board games etc.

Mon-Sun starting July 5- August 14

 

Registration is required

 

Youth 7 to 17 years of age

 

Jesse Edwards

 

508-799-1400 x243

 

www.worcesterma.gov

 

Free.

 

Registration is required for youth to participate.

 

Safe Homes Youth Drop-In Center 

The Bridge of Central Massachusetts 

4 Mann St.

Worcester 01602

Safe Homes is LGBTQ Youth Drop-In Center offering: weekly drop-in center, one-on-one counseling, diversity trainings, trans supports, school, family and health care advocacy, resources for youth and families, youth leadership activities, fun, food, and a sense of community.

Every Thursday Night from 6:30-9pm

 

For LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Questioning) youth AND Straight Allies Ages 14-23

 

Laura Farnsworth

 

508-631-2699

or

508-755-0333  x142

 

FREE -transportation from drop-in pending first come, first serve on signup sheet

Worcester Healthy Start Initiative

631 Lincoln St.

Worcester 01605

(WHSI services provided at Family Health Center, Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, Pernet, Family Health Services & UMass Memorial CWC)

Parent Support / Case Management

Spanish-language Childbirth Education Classes

New Mom Support Group

English, Spanish,  Portuguese, Vietnamese and Twi

Call ahead for day and time

Pregnant women or families with a child under 2 years old who lives in Worcester

 

Meaghan Young

508-854-2124

Judi or Francisca

508-854-2125

(Swahili)

Karen

(508)854-2126

(Portuguese & Spanish)

 

Free transportation and refreshments

 

No childcare

Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center 

19 Tacoma Street 

Worcester 01605

Refugee groups for refugees from Iraq, Bhutan, Burma, and Burundi.

Each group discussion includes different topics.

There are women’s and men’s groups

Schedules vary for each group

Refugee Populations

Languages include Arabic, Nepali, Burmese, Kayah, Kirundi

 

Sue Schlotterbeck

508-854-2122

 

Phyllis Oropallo

508-852-1805

Free

 


Low to Moderate Cost Resources

 

Broad Meadow Brook

Mass Audubon Society

414 Massasoit Road 

Worcester 01604

  

Day Camp options for Campers

ages 4 ½ to 16 years

6/27 – 8/12

4 ½ - 16 years

508-753-6087

 

 

 

www.massaudubon.org/camps

 

 

Call or check website for information and brochure

 

Friendly House

36 Wall Street 

Worcester 01604

Friendly House Gym & Swim Program

children are provided breakfast, snack and lunch and are bused to area state parks where they participate in a variety of activities like swimming, arts & crafts, summer reading, educational & recreational activities, cooking, games, field trips and more.

Begins July 6th to August – end date to be announced

 

Monday  to

Fridays

9am - 5pm

Registration begins May 2nd

 

All children ages 6-16

James Williams

Sabrina St. Martin

Susan Daly

 

508-755-4362

 

 

www.friendlyhousema.org

 

$75.00/week for ages 6-12

 

$75/month for ages 13-16

 

Limited scholarships are available

 

Limited free transportation

Mass Audubon Society

414 Massasoit Road 

Worcester 01604

 

Discoverers & Explorers Day Camps

Adventures, Bearcubs, Discovers, Explorers and Teen adventure

Can register for one or two weeks

6/28-8/13

Ages

4 1/2 – 16

 

508-753-6087

www.massaudubon.org

 

Call for info

Joy of Music Program

1 Gorham Street 

Worcester 01605

Wide Variety of Music, Instrument and Vocal Lessons & Classes

Ongoing

Ages

2 – adult

Rich Ardizzone

508-856-9541

www.jomp.org

$30-53/lesson

Limited Scholarships are available 

Worcester 

Comprehensive Child Care Services

117 Constitution St.

Worcester 01605

 

School Age Program - Structured design –homework help, group games, sports, cooking, arts & crafts & field trips

Monday-Friday

 

7:30 am-

5:30 pm

Ages 5-13

Marisol Morales

508-852-3792 X15

 

www.wcccs.com

 

Call for more information

 

 

 

Gymnastics Learning Center 

574 Lake St.

Shrewsbury 01545

 

Full and half day Summer Camp for youth 3 years and older with a variety of themed activities including Red Cross Swimming

 

Red Cross Swimming for 15 months and up

Camps start June  20th

 

Swim starts June 6th

Swim for 15 months up

 

Camps for 3 years and up

Patty

508-792-1551

 

www.gymnasticslearning center.com

Call for more information

Rainbow Child Development Center 

10 Edward St.

Worcester 01605

  

Summer Camp Program - Children are bused from 10 Edward St. to Mohegan Boy Scout Council Treasure Valley Reservation in Paxton.  Camp activities include: swimming lessons, arts & crafts, science/nature activities, recreational activities & field trips. Children receive breakfast, lunch & snack each day.

 

June 24th

August 28th

 

Monday-Friday

 

7:30am – 5:30pm

Boys & Girls

Ages 5-13

(Must have attended kindergarten this school year)

Tracy Cartagena

 

508-791-6849

 

www.rainbowcdc.com

 

$33.70/day

Vouchers accepted-

Fees include transportation to and from Rainbow camp & all meals.

Elm Park Center for Early Childhood Ed

284 Highland St.

Worcester 01602

and

134 Burncoat Street 

Worcester 

Summer Programs including meals and Literacy Program with emphasis on extra literary work as part of the summer programs – at two locations

 

Begins when school ends

7:30am – 5:30pm

Ages 6 – 11

 

Chuck Demers, Director

508-856-0782

 

Kathy Carroll

508-752-1201

 

 

 

$175/week

Child Care

Girls Incorporated of Worcester
125
Winthrop Street Worcester 01604 


Camp Kinneywood
280 Orleans Street Worcester 01602 

 

 On a bus route

 

In-Town Summer Fun program: weekly fun specifically for girls entering grades K - 8. Girls will have an amazing summer experiencing hands-on program activities. Activities include swimming, arts & crafts, computers, cooking, outdoor games, plus weekly field trips.

 

Camp Kinneywood offers girls and boys entering grades 1-7: explore and experience the great outdoors, 110 acres of woodlands, meadows and waterfront. Campers will develop skills and acquire valuable life experiences, make new friends, enjoy activities such as swimming, boating, hiking, arts & crafts, outdoor cooking, sports, water safety, trail blazing and many more. Lunch and snack provided.

Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Program
Girls and boys grades 8-10 - Develop leadership skills by working with younger children under the guidance of our staff
Counselors will learn how to lead games, program activities, arts & crafts and teach basic first aid.
Girls and boys grades 8-10

Weeks of: June 23, June 27, July 5, July 11, July 18, July 25, Aug 1, Aug 8, Aug 15, Aug 22

Weeks of: July 5, July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8, August 15

Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm extended hours 7:30am-5:30 pm available
Monday-Friday

In-Town Summer Fun specifically for girls entering grades K - 8

 

 

Camp Kinneywood offers girls and boys entering grades 1-7

Kathy Riley

508-755-6455 x37

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Lorraine Kelly

508-755-6455 x23

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http://www.girlsincworcester.org/

 

See website or call for scholarship deadline (set for April 15th) but may be extended

In-Town and Camp Kinneywood $125.00/week
Extended day $15.00 each (am and/or pm)/week

Transportation to camp $15.00/week from Girls, Inc. Providence St. location

 

 

CIT Program $100.00/week

 

Scholarships, Scholarships

 

Sliding Scale Fees - Based on income

Sliding Scale Fees - Based on income

Transportation - free

Transportation - for additional fee

 

On a bus route

Worcester Art Museum 

55 Salisbury St.

Worcester 01609

Summer youth art classes-Experiences in museum studies – students explore other cultures through our outstanding collection of artworks from antiquities to contemporary art

 

Extended day activities available from 8:30 – 10am and 2:30 – 5:15pm.

 

Take advantage of our Extended Day programs (offered in all sessions) and register your children for fun-filled, instructor-led activities in early morning and /or late afternoon sessions - join the two together with lunch and stay all day! Space is limited and is available on first-come, first-served basis.

Session 1:

7/11 – 7/22

 

Session 2:

7/25 - 8/5

 

Session 3:

8/8 – 8/12

 

Session 4:

8/15 – 8/19

Ages 3-5 (with an adult) to 17 years

Christopher Whitehead

508-799-4406  x3062

 

Elaine Cowan

508-799-4406  x3129

 

www.worcesterart.org/education

 

 

 

$130 - $215

 

Scholarships based on financial need and are

first come, first serve

 

 

Call for more information

 

Worcester Jewish Community Center

633 Salisbury St 

Worcester 01609

  

Camp Sabra, Habonim, Sha’ar, Galit and Sports Specialty Camps

Call Center for dates

 

3-5 year olds

 

Robin Burwick x225

508-756-7109

(For Camp Sabra) Sandy Scola

 

www.worcesterjcc.org

Call for more information

Members pay lower rate Scholarships are available

Child Care Connection

100 Grove St.

Suite 102 

Worcester 01605

Clark University

950 Main St.

Worcester 

Summer Reading Program

Beginning reading skills, alphabet skills, reading readiness, phonics, comprehension, love of reading taught with fun materials and musical CD’s.

Program is for you and your child. Program offering in conjunction with UMass Amherst.

All programs meet once per week for 5 weeks - call for dates depending on child’s age

4 year olds to 11th graders &

College students as well as adults

1-800-964-2030

Call for more information $239 - $299 for 5 weeks Scholarships  based on financial need are available

Quinsigamond Children’s School

670 West Boylston Street 

Worcester 01606

On campus early education and care program for preschool children

 

Licensed and NAEUC accredited

May 17th - July 1st

Monday-Thurs.

7:45am-5pm

Fridays

7:45am-12pm

 

July 5th - August 24th

Monday-Thurs.

7:45am-5pm

Fridays

7:45am-12pm

Ages 2.9 to 5  years old

Nancy Knight

 

508-854-2810

Scholarships may be available for qualifying QCC student parents

 

State vouchers

Central Branch YMCA  766 Main St.

Worcester 01610



Pay it Forward Basketball Camp

 

 

 

 

 

 

LDP Program for youth entering 8th and 9th grades

 

Jr. Counselors (no fee) for youth entering 10th and 11th grades

 

 

June 27th – August 19th

 

11am – 5pm

Boys and Girls

Ages 5-14

 

 

 

 

Amie Cox

508-755-6101 x240

 

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$100/week

$175/2 weeks

Scholarships available with family income

 

 

LDP Program $200 for

2 week session for members $275 non-members

Ritmos Academy 

344 Chandler St.

Worcester 01602

 

Dance and music

Summer Program

 

Monday-Fridays

8:00 am –

5:00 pm

 

June 29th -August 15th

Ages 5-18

 

Males and Females

 

Families with Child Care subsidies (Vouchers)

Coki Salcedo

508-770-1000

www.ritmosacademy.org

 

 

$100.00 per week full day or $50.00 per week half day (4 hours) Scholarships available for boys/males ages 10-18  Transportation available $6 one way or $9 round trip

YWCA Camp

Wind in the Pines

Stiles Reservoir

Leicester 01524

 

Recreational summer day camp program- curriculum is theme-based and provides a variety of nature based activities that include hiking, boating (8 yr and up), daily swim lessons, afternoon free swim, sports, arts and crafts, theater, science and nature, and summer reading.

 

Scamper Camp - for preschooler entering Kindergarten in the Fall 2011. Enroll your child for one week or all summer. Theme-based Curriculum with gym, swimming and more.

 

Drop off locations are 1 Salem Square Worcester, 15 Grove St. Westborough, and Camp Wind in the Pines, Leicester. Campers are transported by bus to and from the Worcester and Westborough locations.

 

June 20th - August 26th

 

Monday-Friday

7:30am-6pm

 

 

 

June 20th -

August 26th

 

Monday-Friday

7:30am-5:30 pm

Co-Ed

 

Ages 5-15

 

 

 

 

 

Girls and Boys

Ages 4 and 5 entering kindergarten in fall 2011

Casey Leary

Camp Director

508-366-8005 x23

 

Linda Granville

Director of Children’s Services

508-767-2505 x3025

 

Darlene Belliveau

Center Director

(ages 4 and 5)

508-767-2505 x3031

 

www.ywcacentralmass.org

 

$200/week for day camp ages 5-12

$110/week for Counselor-in-Training Program ages 13-15

 

Scholarships  and sliding scale available

 

Free transportation available

Central Branch YMCA 766 Main St. Worcester 01610



Camp Blanchard

208 Manchaug Road, Sutton 01590

 

Camp for the Arts - an Arts and Humanities camp located at the YMCA - art inspired activities, group time, independent projects, & special events; projects and activities to explore a variety of Art media and techniques, including drawing, painting, printmaking, & sculpture. Campers will also swim, rock climb and play outside in the Family Park.

C.I.T. Program for youth entering 9th and 10th grades

 

Voyagers - a "first time" camp for 4 & 5 year olds

Fun in the Sun Teen Camp at the YMCA- activities such as swimming, rock climbing, group sports and field trips, community service projects, preparing for school, library trips to complete summer reading.

 

 

Camp Blanchard on Lake Manchaug, has 2 large fields, a basketball court, frog ponds, nature trails to explore, four activity cabins, a large dining hall and a beautiful waterfront that is safe and fun for swimmers of all levels. We celebrate a fun theme each week while exploring and learning in Living Arts, Outdoor Adventures, Team Extreme (archery and boating) and Sports and Cooperative Games

 

 

 

Sessions are one week starting
June 27th

through
August 26th

8:00 am - 5:30 pm Monday - Friday with extended care available from 7:30 am – 6:00 pm for an additional fee.

 

Grades 8-12

Boys & Girls

 

Camp for the Arts:

1st - 7th grade

 

 

 

 

 

Voyagers: children 4yrs to Kindergarten

Teen Camp: 12 - 17 yrs

 

Blanchard: 1st - 7th grade

Family nights, special events at each camp

Enrollment Coordinator for all camps
Rosa Cruz, 508-755-6101 x267 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Camp Director- Camp for the Arts
Sarah Levy

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Camp Director - Voyagers
Sarah Levy

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Camp Director - Teens
Amie Cox

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Camp Director - Blanchard
Amy Vaughn

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Camp for the Arts $200/wk/member $225/wk/nonmember


Camp Blanchard $225/wk/member $250/wk/nonmember



Voyagers $200/wk/member $225/wk/nonmember

YMCA Greendale

75 Shore Drive 

Worcester 01605

 

Wee Wuns Camp- camp for ages 3-5 years at Greendale YMCA

 

Wee Wuns Kindercamp-camp for ages 5-6 at Greendale YMCA

Camp Greendale – camp for ages 5-6 years at Greendale YMCA

 

 

Camp Harrington – day camp for ages 6-13 years in Boylston, MA

 

Tennis Camp at Greendale YMCA

 

9-2 with extended day 8:30-4

 

7:30-5:30

 

 

See website or call

 

 

See website or call

 

See website

Ages 3-5

 

 

 

Ages 5-6

 

 

 

Ages 6-13

 

 

School age

Diana Comer

508-852-6694

 

 

Nancy Boland

508-852-6694

 

 

Camp Harrington

508-869-0586

 

Peter Kolfraith

508-852-6694

Call for fees or see website www.ymcaofcm.org

 

 

Scholarships based on need

 

Call for more information

 

 

 

 

Worcester Academy 

81 Providence St.

Worcester 01604

 

Worcester Academy Basketball Camp

August 8th - August 12th

 

Boys and girls

 

Ages 6-17

Ed Reilly

 

508-754-5302

 

 

www.worcesteracademy.org/academics/summer_programs

 

 

 

$225

 

Scholarships available by contacting Patricia Mallios at Oak Hill CDC 508-754-2858 x26

 

Sliding Scale 10% sibling discount

 

Worcester Academy 

81 Providence St.

Worcester 01604

Worcester Academy WASA Camp

Worcester Academy Football Camp

Worcester Academy Multimedia Camp

Session 1: June 27th - July 8th

(no camp July 4th)

 

Session 2: July 11th - July 14th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 11th –

July 14th

 

Session 1:

July 11th –

July 15th

 

Session 2: July 18th - July 22nd

Boys and girls

 

Ages 7-14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boys

Ages 12-17

 

Boys and girls

Ages 9-15

Donald Irving

508-754-5302

 

 

www.worcesteracademy.org/academics/summer_programs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Dykman

508-754-5302

 

Lisa Iaccarino

508-754-5302

 

$525 for 2 week session

$950 for full 4 week session

 

Scholarships available by contacting Patricia Mallios at Oak Hill CDC 508-754-2858 x26

 

Sliding Scale 10% sibling discount

 

$225

 

 

$295

Worcester Academy 

81 Providence St.

Worcester 01604

Worcester Academy Robotics Camp

July 25th - August 5th

Boys and girls

 

Ages 8-15

Paul Himottu

508-754-5302

 

www.worcesteracademy.org/academics/summer_programs

$595

 

Sliding Scale 10% sibling discount

Worcester Academy 

81 Providence St.

Worcester 01604

 

Worcester Academy Sports Camp

Session 1: June 27th - July 8th (no camp July 4th)

 

Session 2: July 11th - July 14th

 

Session 3: July 25th - August 5th

 

Boys and girls

 

Ages 6-14

Ed Reilly

 

508-754-5302

 

 

www.worcesteracademy.org/academics/summer_programs

 

 

 

6 Weeks $900

4Weeks $750

2Weeks $450

 

Scholarships available by contacting Patricia Mallios at Oak Hill CDC 508-754-2858 x26

 

Sliding Scale 10% sibling discount

 

Worcester Academy 

81 Providence St.

Worcester 01604

Worcester Academy Visual Art Camp

Worcester Academy Science Camp

Worcester Academy Soccer Camp

Worcester Academy Volleyball Camp

Session 1:

July 11th –

July 15th

 

Session 2: July 18th –

July 22nd

 

June 27th - July 8th

 

(no camp July 4th

 

 

Session 1:

July 11th - July 15th

 

Session 2: August 1st - August 5th

 

 

 

 

August 15th - August 19th

 

Boys and girls

 

Ages 8-14

 

 

 

 

Ages 9-15

 

 

 

 

 

Ages 6-17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Girls

Ages 10-18

Chrissie Duff

508-754-5302

 

www.worcesteracademy.org/academics/summer_programs

 

 

Michael Mallett

508-754-5302

 

 

 

 

James Proctor

508-754-5302

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tracey Martell

508-754-5302

$295

 

Sliding Scale 10% sibling discount

 

 

 

$550

 

 

 

 

 

$225/session full day

$160/session half day

 

Scholarships available by contacting Patricia Mallios at Oak Hill CDC 508-754-2858 x26

 

 

 

 

 

  • For the Parents Helping Parents Parental Stress Line, call 1-800-632-8188.

 

  • For more information about summer resources that are able to accommodate children with special needs:

(PAL) Parent Professional Advocacy League

51 Union St., Suite 308 

Worcester 01608

Resource information and support from this parent-professional partnership specifically for families of children with special needs – ask folks what have worked for them!

Monday- Friday

All Ages

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508-767-9725

 

Free

 

The Worcester Public Schools is not responsible for, or connected with, any aspect of these programs except those identified as being conducted by the Worcester Public Schools.  Participation in any of these programs is the sole decision and responsibility of the parent/ guardian.