DHSP Summer 2021 Programs


5/6/2021

Beginning in July, the Department of Human Service Programs (DHSP) will offer safe and engaging programming to Junior Kindergarten-8th Graders at five Community Schools Summer Camps, four CYP Pre-Teen / Middle School Summer Programs, and combination programming offered in partnership by Cambridge Public Schools (CPS) and DHSP at four school locations (see below for details). Additionally, CYP will run three teen internships through the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program.  

Registration Extended for Community Schools Summer Camps and CYP Pre-Teen / Middle School Summer Programs 

There are limited spaces available at Community Schools Summer Camps and CYP Pre-Teen / Middle School Summer Programs, and DHSP will continue accepting registration on a rolling basis until spots are filled. Registration does not guarantee admission into a camp or program. To ensure an equitable enrollment process, 40% of seats in each program will be reserved for income-eligible families.

Click here to register for Community Schools Summer Camps  

Click here to register for CYP Pre-Teen / Middle School Summer Programs  

View step-by-step registration instructions 

Enrollment Notification

Families will be notified of whether their child has a spot in Community Schools Summer Camps or CYP Pre-Teen / Middle School Summer Programs according to the following timeline: 

  • Registration submitted between May 10 – May 31 – notified by Friday, June 4 
  • Registration submitted between June 1 – June 9 –  notified by Friday, June 11
  • Registration submitted between June 10 – June 16 – notified by Thursday, June 17 

Questions about DHSP Summer Programming can be directed to 617-349-6200 or askdhsp@cambridgema.gov.

Community Schools Summer Camps

Grades: Junior Kindergarten (completed) - 5th Grade
must be a Cambridge resident to be eligible

Dates/ Times
: July 6 - August 20, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sign up available by two-week sessions

Locations:
 Amigos Cultural Camp at Amigos Community School (15 Upton St.), Summer Camp Experience at Cambridgeport Community School (89 Elm St.), Camp K-Lo at Kennedy-Longfellow Community School (located at King Open School, 850 Cambridge St.), Strawberry Hill Camp Haggerty Community School (110 Cushing St.), King Kids Camp at MLK Community School (102 Putnam Ave.)

View Community Schools Summer Camp Flyer

Tuition
: View Tuition Rates

DHSP Community Schools Summer Camps offer a range of culturally-responsive educational and recreational activities in a safe, nurturing, and inclusive environment. Camp activities are designed to develop children’s social and emotional growth and build healthy relationships. Each Community Schools Camp focuses on a theme and campers participate in a wide range of activities each day. 

Cambridge Youth Programs (CYP) Pre-Teen / Middle School Summer Programs

Grades: 4th-8th Grades
must be a Cambridge resident to be eligible

Dates / Times: July 6 - August 20, 2021, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sign up available by two-week sessions

Tuition:  View tuition rates for grades 4-7  Tuition is free for 8th graders.

Discovery Program at Russell Youth Center (View flyer) 
Empowerment Program at Frisoli Youth Center (View flyer) 
Sports Leadership Academy at Moses Youth Center (View flyer) 
Middle School Summer Program at Gately Youth Center (View flyer)

Cambridge Public Schools / DHSP Combination Programming

Grades: Junior Kindergarten (completed) - 5th Grade

Dates / Times: July 6 - August 20, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Locations: Fletcher-Maynard Academy, King Open School, Morse School, Peabody School

Developed in partnership by CPS and DHSP, this programming is designed to offer a full day experience for children in grades JK-5 with structured academic programming in the morning and camp programming in the afternoon. CPS will notify families whose children qualify for this program and will provide registration information to eligible children beginning in May.