Apply to DHSP Summer Camps and Programs!


3/2/202312 months ago

The Department of Human Service Programs (DHSP) offers summer camps and programs where Cambridge children can learn new skills, make connections, and have fun in a safe environment. Community Schools Summer Camps are open to current Junior Kindergarten – 4th graders. Cambridge Youth Programs (CYP) Pre-Teen / Middle School Summer Programs are open to current 3rd – 8th graders.

Summer program participation is determined by a lottery system and priority will be given to applicants from low-income households. Tuition rates are based on household size and income range. Tuition is free for 8th graders enrolled in the CYP Pre-Teen / Middle School Summer Program.

Summer 2023 camps and programs will run Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. during the following four sessions:

  • Mini-session: July 5 - 7
  • Session 1: Week 1 and 2 (July 10-21)
  • Session 2: Weeks 3 and 4 (July 24 – August 4)
  • Session 3: Weeks 5 and 6 (August 7 – August 18)

The deadline to apply to the Summer Camps and Programs lottery is Friday, March 10. Applications submitted after March 10 will be automatically added to the waiting pool.
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In-Person Lottery Application Help

If you have questions or need help filling out an application, DHSP staff are available to provide in-person assistance:

  • Thursday, March 2, Moore Youth Center, 12 Gilmore St., 6 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 4, “Rollin’ and Summer Resources” event, King Open/CSUS building , 1 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday, March 6, Department of Human Service Programs, 51 Inman St. 3rd floor, 5 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday March 7, Frisoli Youth Center, 61 Willow St., 6 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday March 8, Morse School, 40 Granite St., 6 – 7:30 p.m.
View the In-person Assistance Flyer: Summer Camps 2023 Application Assistance

For more information, visit www.cambridgema.gov/SummerCamps
Questions? Contact DHSP at askdhsp@cambridgema.gov or 617-349-6200.