2023 South Shore Summer Camp Guide: More Camps Added!

By Christina Skeldon February 22, 2023

Who's ready for summer?! The time to book a summer camp is now, and South Shore Macaroni Kid has made it easier than ever to find information about local summer camps! Summer camps are a great time for South Shore kids to try new things, nurture unique interests, meet new friends, stretch their creativity, and have tons of summer fun! 

Would you like South Shore Macaroni Kid to share information about your camp or program? It's not too late - email Christina at for more information!

457 Washington Street, Duxbury

June 26 to August 25 

(courses range from one week to the whole summer)

Registration opens on February 15th at 6:00 PM

Ages 2-17


The Duxbury Bay Maritime School is a non-profit community center that gets people of all ages, abilities, and means to enjoy Duxbury Bay through educational & recreational programming. Courses include sailing, rowing, paddle sports, marine science, powerboating, and more - there's something for everyone! We can't wait to get you connected to the bay this summer!

Carlson Field, Hingham

July 10-13, July 31- August 3, August 7 - 10

Ages 4-13

$250 for one week/ $450 for 2 weeks

Do your kids love playing soccer? Join our professional soccer coaches at Select Summer Soccer Camp. Perfect for beginners to more advanced players, our soccer camp offers skill development, drills, game play, crazy dress days, and tons of fun for boys and girls ages 4-13. All players are welcome regardless of their club affiliation.  Your kids won’t want to miss this so grab a friend and register today!

South Shore Select is a year-round soccer program for boys and girls ages 2-19 that operates out of the South Shore Sports Center in Hingham. They understand that parents are looking for programs that offer flexibility, convenience, and fun, and their Development Program for boys and girls ages 2-10 aims to meet these needs. Tots is for toddlers (ages 2-5) who are introduced to basic soccer skills in a guided soccer class. Players graduate to Futures (ages 4-8) and train once or twice a week (your choice). Finally, Juniors (ages 6-10) where players compete on teams in local league play.  Once they reach age 10, boys and girls are placed on competitive club teams based on ability and desired level of commitment. These Select teams participate in local, regional, and national competitions, and many players go on to play soccer at the collegiate level. However, it is the goal of Select to ensure that there is a place for all players with varying degrees of desire and skill. Learn more about all of their programs at  

South Shore YMCA Emilson Branch, Hanover

June 19 - August 25

Public registration begins February 20

Weekly sessions, with the exception of Voyagers (2 weeks) and Leaders in Training (5 weeks)

Age 3 - Grade 10


South Shore YMCA members get preferred rates on all camp programs beginning February 1. Financial assistance is available

South Shore YMCA members get preferred rates on all camp programs. Financial assistance is available.

South Shore YMCA Camp Gordon Clark is a traditional Y summer day camp located at the Emilson YMCA campus in Hanover, MA. Serving children ages 4-15, SSYMCA Camp Gordon Clark is situated on 46 wooded acres and includes athletic fields, games court, archery range, basketball court, organic farm, tennis courts, low ropes course, traverse climbing wall, volleyball court, and more. PLUS, campers enjoy daily swim at our NEW dedicated Outdoor Aquatics Center, with new pools, splash park, and playgrounds. Extended 9-5pm days available at no extra cost. Financial Assistance is available, and South Shore YMCA Members get preferred rates and registration dates on all camp programs starting February 1st.

South Shore YMCA Emilson Branch, Hanover MA 

June 19 - August 25 

Public registration begins February 20

(Most camps run in 1-2 week sessions)

Entering Grade 1 - Grade 10


South Shore YMCA members get preferred rates on all camp programs beginning February 1. Financial assistance is available.

Calling all artists! Join us to explore and foster your child’s creativity, talent, and energy this summer at ArtsCamp, part of SSYMCA Camp Gordon Clark at the Emilson YMCA in Hanover. Discover performing arts, musical theatre, dance, theatre production,  digital media classes, visual arts, photography and more at Laura’s Center for the Arts, our vibrant community cultural center dedicated to the exploration of the arts. PLUS, campers enjoy daily swim at our NEW dedicated Outdoor Aquatics Center, with new pools, splash park, and playgrounds. Extended 9-5pm days available at no extra cost.

South Shore YMCA Emilson Branch, Hanover MA

June 19 - August 25 

Public registration begins February 20

(Match Point Tennis Camp is offered in weekly full and half day sessions) 

Ages 6-11 and Ages 11+

Half day camp: $266-$315; Full day camp: $530-$620

South Shore YMCA members get preferred rates on all camp programs beginning February 1. Financial assistance is available

For over a decade, our South Shore YMCA Match Point Tennis Camp has helped players of all ages and levels discover their game and make new friends.  Match Point Tennis Camp challenges campers with drills, games, and a tournament to end each week. PLUS, campers enjoy daily swim at our NEW dedicated Outdoor Aquatics Center, with new pools, splash park, and playgrounds. 

South Shore YMCA Natural Science Center, 48 Jacobs Lane, Norwell

Camp season runs June 19 - August 25

Public registration begins February 20

Most camps run in 1 week sessions

Ages 3 - 15

Ranges $225-$535. 

South Shore YMCA members get preferred rates on all camp programs beginning February 1. Financial assistance is available.

At Y Nature Adventures Camp, located at the South Shore YMCA Natural Science Center in Norwell, campers develop an awareness, appreciation, and concern for our environment as they explore the habits and habitats of animals living in our woods, ponds, meadows, and along the shore. In this outdoor camp, campers have fun using their imaginations and “being kids” in a no-stress, outdoor environment. Campers learn about natural science through stories, hikes, games, crafts, and a host of other fun-filled activities. 

Hale Family YMCA (Quincy) & Eastern Nazarene College (Quincy)

Camp season runs June 19 - August 25

(Most camps run in 1-2 week sessions)

Public registration begins February 20

Ages 4-12

Ranges $200-$730. 

South Shore YMCA members get preferred rates on all camp programs beginning February 1. Financial assistance is available.

South Shore YMCA Camp Quirk is our traditional Y summer day camp for campers ages 4-12. Located at the Hale Family YMCA and Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, their extensive variety of programs provides an inclusive summer adventure for everyone. For decades, YMCA Camp Quirk has provided children with a rich, engaging day camp experience rooted in the YMCA core values of respect, responsibility, honesty, and caring. At Camp Quirk, campers explore the outdoors, discover new talents, form connections with new friends, and create memories that last a lifetime. Daily swim included in many camp programs and extended 9-5pm camp day available at no additional cost. 

171 River Road, Hanover

Preschool - High School Students

$120 per hour of educational help

Summer Sunshine Private Tutoring Sessions at GLLS.  We offer specialized reading and math multi sensory 1:1 private educational sessions for preschool to high school.  Rising SENIORS, we can help you prepare for the ACT & SAT in 4 or 6 sessions. Taking an AP Class?  We can help you organize, manage and complete all of the summer requirements. 

 To REGISTER for Test Prep, Tutoring, College Applications, Please visit the website: 

At the bottom click: Client Information Password: Graybill Complete the questionnaire and hit submit. **Be sure to add your child’s phone and email!  It is extremely important you view our “Getting Here” video. Contact me with any questions or concerns:

Courtnie Graybill, 781-389-8998,

Inly School, 46 Watch Hill Drive, Scituate

June 20–August 25

Registration Opens February 15

(one or two week sessions)

Ages 3–15

$600–800 per week (discounts offered if registering before May 15)

Summer at Inly in Scituate offers a traditional “Day Camp” experience in addition to one- and two-week specialty camps, running June 20 through August 25. There is something for everyone, and you may choose as many weeks as you like! 

Hours: 9:00 am–3:30 pm Preschool early dismissal option of 12:30 pm Extended day available 7:30 am–5:00 pm 

Inly Day Camp, Ages 5–15: Offering a variety of activities ranging from the arts, science, nature, and sports to archery, water games, team building, and—NEW THIS YEAR—our 40’ climbing tower and Adventure Courses! We like to think of it as a little something for everyone! Inly Day campers are organized by age in small groups of 8-12 campers, with 2 staff. Age levels have different day-to-day schedules, with time slots for camper choice! 

Inly Preschool Camp, Ages 3-4: Inly Preschool Camp is the perfect summer option for our youngest campers. Preschool campers get a taste of what it's like to be a “big kid” at camp! With our low 4:1 camper-to-staff ratios, a dedicated Preschool Camp Director, and staff who all have experience in early childhood education, the safety and FUN of our campers are our top priorities. All preschool campers are led through a variety of age-appropriate activities — from music and movement to arts and crafts, nature walks and science experiments, each day is an adventure at camp!

 Specialty Camps, Ages 5–15: Families can choose from a variety of one-week specialty camps, including Photography, Fashion and Interior Design, Wizarding, Painting, Sports, Fishing, and more. Theater buffs can attend a two-week Musical Theater Studio (ages 6-8) or Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella camp led by Break a Leg Theater Works (ages 9-18). Adventurous kids ages 11-15 can sign up for Day Trippers and head off on a new adventure trip each day—Nova Trampoline Park, Cape Cod Inflatable Park, Boda Borg, Codzilla, and more!

Hingham and Norwell

June 12 until August 25

(Families can sign up for as many weeks as they want)

3 months - 10 years old


Enrich your child's world this summer with language learning! SELA’s Summer Program is full Spanish immersion, designed to engage children with or without prior language exposure! Families can sign up for as many weeks as they want, and schedules are extremely flexible! We also offer early morning drop-off as well as afternoon and evening extended programs for an extra cost.

This educational experience is based on the STEAM approach to learning, grounded in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Each week, children will learn and play, guided by a weekly theme. The themes are the same for all ages, but the depth of the projects varies greatly by age group. Our award-winning summer program offers full and part-time schedules with flexible day options!

This year, SELA will focus on the theme "Introducing Ecology" to provide new and intriguing ecological ideas to our students. We will delve into subjects over the summer that give students fresh means of investigation, experimentation, and understanding of the ecosystem and its place within it. While fully immersed in Spanish, children are continually engaged through SELA’s stimulating curriculum. In small classes assembled by age, teachers inspire the joy of learning each day!

Children are provided with the opportunity to explore and learn about the world around them. Students in the summer program will be exposed to engineering, math, science, and technology ideas through experiments and creative activities. Additionally, students in the Adventures program are given access to age-appropriate digital materials.


Willowbrook Farm, Pembroke - Couch Beach, Marshfield

Families are welcome to register for 1 or more weeks!

4-8 years old

$450 per week per child 

It is 5 days of summer camp fun but through an Occupational Therapy lens. This means, each camp week has a maximum of 6 kids. There are 2-3 adults for the group, giving a high ratio of support and allowing us to focus on optimal child development skills. Does your child receive Occupational Therapy services during the school year? If so, this is a great opportunity to give your child the "camp" experience but in a supported environment!Many children who have a diagnosis can not attend "regular summer camp" because it is a free for all and has very little structure - making it challenging for some. We want to bring the Summer Camp experience to all children, including the ones we serve! But the kicker is that camp is going to be run by trained pediatric specialists who are prepared for a meltdown or a child becoming overstimulated. This way, parents can feel comfortable knowing their child is in good hands for the day. Camp is 100% outdoors, helping connect kids to nature and each other through outdoor exploration. Games and activities are modified so that all children can participate.Enrichment camp is not a free for all. It is a camp with trained pediatric specialists who are well equipped for challenges & big feelings that may arise. Parents will receive a note and/or video debrief at the end of each camp day so that they are in the know of what their child did during camp.


Monday July 17th, Wednesday July 19th and Friday July 21st

Monday  July 24th, Wednesday July 26th and Friday July 28th. 9-1pm

Entering K through 3rd grade (expanded age!)


Exploring Farm Animals, offers a different theme every day. The presentation, activities, and crafts are designed to reinforce and coincide with the presented subject matter so that the child has fun while learning. Each day of the program covers a different farm animal so that the participant can partake in both sessions without repetition.Through a curriculum designed for children entering K-2nd grade, ’Exploring Farm Animals’ participants will learn about farm animals and their habitats, via stories, hands-on activities and crafts. Being on a farm, the children are able to explore them through their senses. They will hear the rooster crow, feel the softness of sheep’s wool and see the rich color and beauty of a chicken’s feather. In addition to camp, Dalby Farm offers toddler enrichment and many special events all Spring, Summer and Fall!

384 Washington Street, Norwell - 38 Pond Street, Franklin

July 10 - Sept 1

Mon-Fri, 8-4 pm (Early drop off & late pick up available)

10-15 years old


Unleash your creativity through Art, Music, Dance & Drama while also getting an opportunity to do Improv, Yoga, Mindfulness and Games throughout the day. Added Perks! Hot lunch available, air conditioned, camp led Masters level professionals, extended hours, and Showcase Fridays!! Campers can sign up for a week, the full summer, or a minimum of 2 days per week. 

For more information or to register, contact camp coordinators:

Jennifer Grossman - 

Miranda Hays -

400 Washington Street, Norwell, MA 02061

790 CJC Hwy (Rte 3A), Cohasset, MA 02025

June 26th - August 31st

Summer Fun Days run every Monday and Thursday from 1:00-4:00pm (Cohasset)

Summer Fun Days run every Tuesday and Wednesday from 1:00-4:00pm (Norwell)

3y6m - 6y11m (Must be potty-trained)

$49/day. Purchase a 5-Pack of Fun Days in February and pay just $41/day!

Summer Fun Days are a great sign-up by-the-day option! Each Fun Day includes gymnastics, active games, relays, sports skills, arts & crafts, snack, & more. The program changes every day, and we keep a 7-to-1 child-to-teacher ratio or better. To challenge appropriately, children are divided into two age groups for the majority of each Fun Day.



80 Washington St. Building A Norwell MA 02061

June 26- August 24

(weekly camps that run Monday-Thursday)

ages 2.9-15 (varies based on program)

$85-$190/week (insurance coverage may be available)

Little Learners Preschool Group, Minecraft Club, STEM Explorers, Taste Buds Cooking Group, Recess Games, Inside Out Social Club, Master Builders, Save the Drama, Bully Busters, Crafting and Sensory Squad, Super Chefs Cooking Group, Crafty Readers.


51 Mill Street, Hanover

Various Camps, running from 6/26-8/4

Ages 6+

Prices vary based on camp

Jesse Stiglich Music School is offering a variety of summer camps for ages 6 and up all summer long. 7 total camps with different offerings and lengths including Future Popstars, Future Rockstars, Broadway Bound, Rhythm Workshop and more! Head to Jesse Stiglich Music School website to learn more and secure your spot today!

9 Elm St, Cohasset

Week-long camps all June, July, and August

Registration opens March 5th

Rising preK through Rising grade 5

Approx $359 for a week of AM camp, $440 for once a week classes in July+Aug

PreK/K camps or groups: focus on phonemic awareness, letter knowledge, fine motor skills, early reading and spelling // Gr. 1-5 camps: review of literacy and math benchmarks from previous year, preview for next year // Specialty camps: designed for struggling students, those who receive title one at school, and those on an IEP for reading and/or math // Book club: 1-2 chapter books read over the course of July and August, homework assigned in between meetings, discussion and writing activities each week. Don't see the right plan for your child? Email Dr. Sullivan to design a summer program to meet the needs of your child. Private tutoring or design-your-own camps are available. 

15 Farrar Farm Road, Norwell

Ages 2-4

July 5 - August 24

(One morning a week for 3 hours)

$525 for 8 weeks

Once weekly for three hours (9 am – 12 pm or 9:15 am - 12:15 pm) your child can explore art, music, movement and their gross & fine motor skills! This is a great way for your little ones to experience a morning on their own, while building confidence and independence. (Remember each child can attend only one day!)