We are happy to announce that Campus Recreation will be holding 6 sessions of our Youth Summer Camp in the summer of 2024!
This camp must comply with the regulations of the MDPH & be licensed by the LBOH
The Boston College Recreational Day Camp must comply with the Regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. In consideration of the safety of the children enrolled, the camp activities are structured for children 7-12 years old. Campers must fall within the age range as of the first day they intend to attend camp to be eligible to participate.
Registration opens January 8, 2024!
- Full payment is required to secure enrollment. Registration and payment are accepted over the phone through Member Services at 617-552-0797.
- Once registered and paid, a paperwork packet will be required for each camper. The paperwork will be sent electronically through email or can be found on our website above.
- Each session is limited to 60 campers. Enrollment will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Camp sessions are non-refundable.
- All required camper forms must be submitted four weeks prior to the first day of the first camp session the camper is registered for. If all health forms are not up-to-date, the camper will not be permitted to attend camp.
Copies of our staff background checks, health care and discipline policies, and grievance procedures are available upon request. Please refer to the contact information listed above.
|Session||Days||Time||Camp Price (Community)||Camp Price**(BC Affiliated)||Extended Day||Camp Price (Community)||Camp Price **(BC Affiliated)|
|I||June 24 - June 28||8:45am - 3:00pm||$TBD||$TBD||3:00 - 5:00pm||$TBD||$TBD|
|II*||July 1 - July 3||8:45am - 3:00pm||$TBD||$TBD||3:00 - 5:00pm||$TBD||$TBD|
|III||July 8 - July 12||8:45am - 3:00pm||$TBD||$TBD||3:00 - 5:00pm||$TBD||$TBD|
|IV||July 15- July 19||8:45am - 3:00pm||$TBD||$TBD||3:00 - 5:00pm||$TBD||$TBD|
|V||July 22 - July 26||8:45am - 3:00pm||$TBD||$TBD||3:00 - 5:00pm||$TBD||$TBD|
|VI||July 29 - August 2||8:45am - 3:00pm||$TBD||$TBD||3:00 - 5:00pm||$TBD||$TBD|
* There will be no camp on July 4th & 5th
** Valid BC ID is Required
Camp goes on sale Monday, January 8th.
Camp Day starts at 9:00am. Drop off can start at 8:45am.
For camp questions, contact Member Services at (617) 552-0797 or email us at email@example.com.
Please contact Member Services at (617) 552-0797 to sign up for BC Youth Summer camp!
Directions for Parents
For camp drop-off and pick-up, a person who is listed on the camper pick-up form must check in and check out their camper at the camp drop-off and pick-up location. The camper drop-off and pick-up location is located at the northwest corner of the Margot Connell Recreation Center across from Walsh Hall (see parking map).
For camp drop-off and pick-up, all parents/guardians should park at the Beacon Street Garage. If you park for less than 30 minutes, you will not be charged a fee.
The GPS address for the Beacon Street Garage is 156 Beacon Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.
When you enter the Beacon Garage from Beacon Street, you will find yourself on the 2nd floor. You can either stay on the second floor or drive down to the first floor.
2nd Floor Parking:
When you exit your car, walk toward the Fish Field House (the long open side of the garage). The ramp to take you to the ground floor will be located close to the northeast corner of the garage (the open side opposite the entrance you used to enter the garage). At the bottom of the ramp, turn left and walk toward Gate Plaza of Alumni Stadium. At Gate E Plaza, you will see a crosswalk. Cross the road and follow the sidewalk to the Margot Connell Recreation Center (MCRC). The MCRC will be on your right-hand side. Walk past the main entrance of the building and head to the end of the building. At the end of the building, turn right, and you will find a small staircase and two doors. This will be the drop-off and pick-up area for camp.
1st Floor Parking:
When you exit your car, head toward the opposite side of the garage from where you entered (the open side). When you exit the garage, turn left and walk toward Gate Plaza of Alumni Stadium. At Gate E Plaza, you will see a crosswalk. Cross the road and follow the sidewalk to the Margot Connell Recreation Center. The MCRC will be on your right-hand side. Walk past the main entrance of the building and head to the end of the building. At the end of the building, turn right, and you will find a small staircase and two doors. This will be the drop-off and pick-up area for camp.
The camp drop-off and pick-up area will be open from 8:45 am to 9:15 am for drop-off and from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm for pick-up.
If you need to drop off or pick up your camper at any other time, you will have to enter the main entrance of the Margot Connell Recreation Center and proceed to Member Services. At the Member Services desk, let them know that you are there to drop off or pick up your camper and that you would like to speak with the Camp Director. Member Services will radio the Camp Director, and they will come to assist you.
Keep your kids active, socially engaged, and entertained at Boston College Recreational Day Camp! Here children will have a safe and fun place where they can participate in a variety of games, crafts, and group activities.
Kickball, water balloon games, Ga Ga Ball, and pool time are just a few of the things that keep our camp schedule packed! Activities will be varied on a daily basis to make sure the campers have opportunities to play some traditional favorites and learn some awesome new games as well. Our camp counselors work hard to make sure everyone has fun, stays safe, and enjoys their time at camp. Check out some of the fun we've had over the past few summers in our Flickr album!
As with the Boston College tradition, we strive to follow the motto ‘Ever to excel’. Our staff is dedicated to providing the best camp experience possible. Each session is dedicated to give the children a healthy outlet for their energy, a fun environment to meet friends, and a safe place to be themselves.
Schedule & Activities
Camp programming combines a variety of recreational activities. Camp begins each morning with an all camp stretch and group activity. Campers will then separate into their respective groups and rotate between the various locations inside and outside the Margot Connell Recreation Center.
The pool is one of the camper highlights of the day. Campers will be tested to assess their swim level. Campers who pass the swim test may enjoy use of time on the dive boards, also a camper favorite!
The indoor MAC (Multi Activity Court) and outdoor recreational spaces are areas where campers play four-square, dodgeball and other group games. Campers will also participate in group recreational games such as ‘jail’, ‘king of the court’, and ‘messy backyard’.
The class room is an indoor spot where campers can cool down and participate in activities such as arts and crafts, board games, trivia, and dance.
Camp concludes each week with ‘Fun Fridays’, which consist of a series of relay races and other team activities, and a lunchtime pizza party.
A majority of the camp counselors are Boston College students who have a combination of past experiences working with children in camp counseling, childcare, elementary education courses with the Lynch School of Education, and various other youth organizations.
All Campus Recreation Full Time Staff are certified by the American Red Cross in First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer. All of the pool staff carry current certifications in American Red Cross Life Guarding/First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer.
All of the camp staff have undergone background checks and provided at least three positive references. This camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local board of health.
For policies provided to parents before each camper is admitted to camp, including policy for care of mildly ill campers, administration of medication, and procedures for emergency care please see the camp manual.
For information regarding the H1N1 influenza (commonly known as swine flu) please see Factsheet, Parent Information, and Symptom Checklist.
THINGS TO BRING
- Brown Bag Lunches (refrigeration is provided)
- Comfortable clothing for both indoor and outdoor activities
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How many sessions can I register my child for?
A. You can register your child for as many as you would like.
Q. What age groups can attend the camp?
A. Campers must fall within the age range 7 - 12 years old as of the first day they intend to attend camp to be eligible to participate. Due to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Minimum Standards for Recreational Camps for Children, there is a required ratio of supervisory staff to campers for children under the age of 7. In addition, in consideration of the safety of the children enrolled, the structure of the camp activities is specific to children in the 7-12 year old age range.
Q. Do you offer junior councilor positions to current high school students?
A. No. Each of our camp councilors is required to be at least 18 years of age or a high school graduate, provide a resume that includes the past 5 years of work experience (such as childcare, nanny experience, education majors), three (3) positive letters of reference from individuals of no relation, and passing of CORI/SORI background checks.
Q. Does your camp qualify as a flexible spending account (FSA) or dependent care expense?
A. The cost of the camp may qualify as a tax deductible dependent care expense. Please contact your tax consultant. For further questions, contact Member Services at 617-552-0797.
Online Resources for Campers
Looking something to do this summer? Campus Recreation has compiled a list of resources and suggestions for campers and their parents.
Note: Participating in any of the activities below is completely voluntary. The websites listed are suggestions to help you plan summer activities for your family. We recommend that you view them first to make sure they are appropriate for your child.
Try a theme day! For instance, Make-It Monday (Crafts/Artwork), Take a trip Tuesday (virtual field trip, walk/bike ride), Wet Wednesday (water activities/games), Thinking Thursday, Friend Friday (connect with a friend virtually)
|Scavenger Hunt||Child-Friendly Yoga|
|Minute to Win It Games||"How-To" Activities|
|Water Games||Indoor Active Games|
Virtual Field Trips
|San Diego Zoo||Aquarium Cams|
|Museum of Natural History||Metkids|
|Boston Children's Museum||NASA Trip to Mars|
|Stargazing||Great Wall of China|
Other Fun Activities
|Learn to Draw||Read-a-Thon|
|Trick Shot Challenges||Tye-dying|
|Easy Kids Choreography||Can't Stop The Feeling|
|How to do the Floss||Kidz Bop Dance Along|
|Welcome to My Gym||Fit Factor Kids|
Virtual Summer Camps
|45 Virtual Summer Camps||30 Best Virtual Summer Camp Ideas|
|Brooklyn Public Library||Epic! Library|
|National Geographic Kids||NASA|
|The Nature Conservancy||Camping with Babies|
By registering for Youth Summer Camp I give Boston College Campus Recreation permission to record my image, likeness, and/or voice for use in its print and internet publications or productions, including advertising, signage, and promotional materials. I also give Campus Recreation permission to use my name, academic class standing, and major in any accompanying caption, if applicable. I agree that the photographs and videos are the property of Campus Recreation and hereby release Campus Recreation from any and all claims that I may have from its use of my image or voice.
If you do not give Boston College Campus Recreation permission to record my image, likeness, and/or voice for use in its print and internet publications or productions, including advertising, signage, and promotional materials please contact member services.