Summer Programs for School-Age Children

The final bell marks the end of the school year in June, for your children at least. Fortunately there are several summer programs for school-age children. Many of these programs fill up quickly, so it's a very good idea to sign up early.

  • Campseekers
    Tufts University has partnered with Campseekers to assist faculty and staff solve the dilemma of school break childcare each year. Campseekers provides an easy-to-use solution to help working parents find a variety of engaging childcare options during school breaks throughout the school year. Several new camps have been added for 2019. Discounted school break care options can be found in the Campseekers portal, which is searchable by age, date, location and specialty. There is also an option to select only camps that are accredited by the American Camps Association (ACA) when reviewing programs in the network. The ACA standards and guidelines address key aspects of camp operation, particularly those related to program quality and the health and safety of campers and staff. Campseekers also has a free concierge service for your search. Visit the Campseekers portal for discounted care:
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  • Eliot-Pearson Children's School
    105 College Avenue, Medford, MA 02155 617-627-3434 Six-week summer program for children ages 2.9 years through second grade.
  • Tufts Department of Drama and Dance
    Two summer programs for children in grades 2-9. For more information, please call Joanne Barnett at 617-627-3488 or the Balch Arena Theater at 617-627-3493.
  • Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach
    Short summer programs that vary in theme from year to year, geared toward children in grades 1-7.
  • Tufts Summer Music
    Tufts Summer Music is part of the Tufts Community Music Program and Department of Music. The program offers two-week summer programs for students ages 7-12 at the Granoff Music Center, 20 Talbot Ave., Tufts University Medford/Somerville Campus.
  • Tufts Summer Reading Program
    Five-week program designed for students from 7-10 years old who are reading below grade level. Offered by the Center for Reading and Language Research in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development. The program runs from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
  • Tufts Summer Study
    This program offers summer precollege courses for high school students. Offerings include: Tufts Summer Writing Program, Foundations of Law & Ethics, Health Science Honors, Bioinformatics Inquiry through Sequencing (BIOSEQ), and college courses for seniors.