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The summer camp scramble is real! Which camp do you chose? For how many weeks? And where can you find a camp that works with your work schedule? We heard many of you asking for this list so for the first time we are publishing a Local Summer Camp Guide. In it you’ll find several featured camps from sports, to STEAM, to art, to adventure camps and more! Plus a list of additional camps by category and links to town recreation summer programs.

Keep reading to learn more about each camp, including age requirements and enrollment links.

And if your child is ready for sleepaway camp, don’t forget out about The Local Moms Network 2023 Sleepaway Camp and Program Guide with details on camps nation-wide.

NORTH SHORE SUMMER CAMPS

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La Vida Adventure Camp Kayaking

255 Grapevine Road, Wenham, MA

La Vida Adventure Camp is a a week-long, summer day camp for ages 10–15 with outdoor activities like the challenge course, kayaking, mountain biking and rock climbing. They believe that campers have the most fun when they feel valued, have a positive self-identity, and have opportunities to grow in character, which is why they try to infuse a sense of purpose into all their adventure activities.

Ages: 10-15 years old

Dates: Weekly from June 20 – August 4. There is no enrollment deadline but there is a $100 deposit required to register. Week 3 will be prorated as they will not have camp on July 4.

lavidacenter.org/adventurecamp
IG: @gclavida   |   FB:  @LaVidaAdventureCamp

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150R Andover Street Danvers, MA

DIScover Sports and Play has the summer programs, camps, clinics and of course the FUN to keep your child busy this summer. Make them part of your plan by registering for DIScover Jr’s Mini Clinic (ages 3.5-5), DIScover Summer Camp (ages 5-12), DIScover Football, Lacrosse, and Basketball Sports Camps, CIT (coach in training) Program (ages 13-15), and DIScover Tots, Jr’s, and Youth summer classes (ages 2.5-12).

Ages: 3.5-5 and 5-12 years old

Dates: June 12 – September 1

danversindoorsports.com/summer-camp
IG: @danversindoor |  FB: @danversindoorsports

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1 Central Street, Middleton, MA

Creative weekly themes at Art’s Cool will inspire a variety of art mediums and projects presented during half day workshops, full day camp and studio art classes. Build confidence creatively in their happy, sunny art center which boasts two studios, lunch room and an outdoor space too!

Ages: 4-18 years old

Dates: June 26 – August 24. Registration for Summer Art’s Cool 2023 begins February 1 and ends August 24 in order to accommodate drop-ins space available. Space is limited and registration is first come first serve.

www.artscoolmiddleton.com/summer
IG: @artscoolmiddleton |   FB: @Artscoolmiddleton

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174 Cabot St. Beverly, MA

The Summer Literacy Camps at The Reading Studio are created to support children as they get ready for their next school year. Each day will consist of multi-sensory activities and instruction that is explicit and systematic. Our goal is to increase each child’s confidence and foster a joy of learning through strengthening their skills!

Ages: Rising Pre-K-3rd Grade

Dates: Varied

www.thereadingstudio.com
IG: @the_readingstudio   |   FB: The Reading Studio LLC

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296A Cabot St, Beverly MA

Arts & Crafts Camp at Hammer & Stain North Shore, located in Beverly, MA. Enrollment opens April 1! Early Registration (April 1-15) gets you $25 off (10% off)! Registration closes when seats sell out or 3 weeks prior to the camp starting.

Ages: 6-13 years old

Dates: July 24-July 28 and Aug 14-18

www.hammerandstainnorthshore.com
IG: @hammerandstainnorthshore   |   FB: @HammerandStainNorthShore

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Edge on Science

Endicott College, Beverly, MA & Lasell University, Newton, MA

Choose from eleven different week-long, project-based day programs in applied science and engineering at Edge on Science. These are led by an engineer, scientist and/or scholar with a low child to Instructor/Assistant ratio of 6:1 or less.

Ages: 8-17 years old

Dates: June 26 – August 18

www.edgeonscience.com
IG: @edgeonscience |   FB: @edgeonscience.com

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Eagles Edge Summer Camp

St. John’s Prep, 72 Spring Street, Danvers, MA

EAGLES/EDGE Summer Programs at St. John’s Prep offer a wide variety of summer camps and programs including Day Camp, Sports Camps, Specialty Camps and Summer Academic Programs for ages 4 through 12th grade. Flexible enrollment options (1 to 10 weeks), extended day programs, North Shore transportation and lunch are all available. Spaces are filling fast, enroll now!

Ages: 4-18 years old

Dates: June 12 – August 18

eaglesedgeprograms.org/summer-programs
IG: @eaglesedge   |   FB: @EaglesEdgePrograms

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Locations throughout Massachusetts

For over 14 years, LetGoYourMind has offered age-appropriate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs using LEGO bricks. Programs include LEGO Robotics, Minecraft, and Stop Motion Animation!

Ages: 4-13 years old

Dates: June 19-August 14

www.letgoyourmind.com
IG: @letgoyourmind   |   FB: @letgoyourmind

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Glen Urquhart School, 74 Hart Street, Beverly, MA

SUMMER@GUS offers a fun and engaging camp environment for range of campers. From our traditional day camp experience for our younger campers to enrichment camps, adventure camp, leadership training, and more!

Ages: Entering grades PK through 10

Dates: June 24 – August 11

www.gus.org/summer
IG: @glenurquhartschool  |   FB: @GlenUrquhartSchool

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Summer@Clark

14 Forest Ridge Drive, Rowley, MA

Summer@Clark is a fun summer program for kids ages 4-14. Families can sign-up by week and every week offers different themes, activities, field trips and more! Special programs in Art, Music and Theater are also available. Learn more at clarkschool.com/summeratclark.

Ages: 4-14

Dates: June 20 – August 11

www.clarkschool.com/summeratclark
IG: @clarkschoolma  |   FB: @ClarkSchoolMA

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71 Main St. Peabody, MA

Summer Art Camp at Create & Escape DIY Workshops is a flexible program that allows you to register for as little as one drop-in day to all 8 weeks. Each day your child will complete three, hands-on, creative projects based on the weekly theme or a customized theme they have expressed interest in. Choose from paint pouring, 3D laser craft, sea glass and more! 9am-12pm daily. 

Ages: 4+

Dates: June 26 – August 18

www.createandescapediy.com
IG: @createandescapediyworkshops  |   FB: @createandescapeworkshops

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308 Andover Street, Danvers, MA

Your summer adventure awaits at Primrose North Shore – Danvers! 7-week, Full Day Summer Adventure Camp for children Kindergarten-2nd Grade! Each week has a different theme ranging from the Science of Cooking to Mystery Island. Something for everyone! Enrollment Deadline is May 15, 2023.

Grades: K-2

Dates: July 10 – August 5

Primrosenorthshore.com
IG: @primrosenorthshore  |   FB: @PrimroseNorthShoreDanvers

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North Shore Glass School

16 Proctor Street, Salem, MA

North Shore Glass School offers week-long summer workshops teaching the fine arts of fused glass, stained glass and flameworking/lampworking. In our summer immersion program, students will learn how to make beautiful keepsake fused glass dishes, pendants & suncatchers; flameworking pendants & figurines, sandblast cups and stained-glass window ornaments.

Ages: 7-17

Dates: June 12 – September 1

www.northshoreglassschool.com
IG: @NorthShoreGlassSchool  |   FB: @northshoreglassschool

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55 Concord St. Suite 101, North Reading, MA 

The NE School of Performing Arts offers one-week musical theatre programs for ages 5-10 based on popular shows like Descendants, Frozen and Zombies. For older kids, they perform three fully-staged musicals, The Little Mermaid JR., Newsies JR, and Mean Girls.

Ages: 6-17

Dates: June 26 – August 25

www.neschoolofperformingarts.org/summer-2023
IG: @ne_school_of_performing_arts

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Brigham Athletic Complex, 26 Hull Street, Wenham, MA

Do your kids love tennis? Sign them up for the newly revamped North Shore Tennis Camps, this summer at Gordon College. Camps are offered for 2 weeks in July and 1 week in August, from 9am-3pm. The camps focus on fun, safety and tennis skills. This program is great for beginner and intermediate players. Plus, campers will enjoy lunch, swimming and games on the Gordon College campus!

Ages: 7-15

Dates: Weeks of July 10, 17 and August 7

www.northshoretenniscamps.com
IG: @northshoretenniscamps

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80 Lothrop Street, Beverly, MA

Mrs. Alexander’s Summer Program run two weeks in July. Weekly themes will incorporate arts, water play, music, story time, large motor activities, nature studies, group games, and cooking. Their summer program is a great way to maintain or start a routine during the summer while being a part of the school environment and community.

Ages: 2.9-Kindergarten

Dates: July 10-14 & July 17-21

www.mrsalexandersschool.com/summer
IG: @mrs._alexanders_school   |   FB: Mrs. Alexander’s School

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8 Atwater Avenue, Manchester, MA

Gymazing Summer Madness is a fun, drop-off program at Manchester Athletic Club. Kids will enjoy playing on the splash pad and a host of other outdoor activities. Register by contacting Marion at [email protected]. You do not need to be a member of the MAC to enroll your kids in this program. 

Ages: 3-8

Dates: June 26 – August 18

www.macathletics.com/gymazing
IG: @macfitnessclubs   |   FB: @ManchesterAthleticClub

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8 Atwater Avenue, Manchester, MA

From learn to play programs for our youngest players to advanced training and conditioning for our elite players MAC Tennis Academy has a tennis program for every child! All of our programs offer use of our outdoor pool as well!

Ages: 5-18

Dates: June 26 – August 25

www.macathletics.com/mta
IG: @mactennisacademy   |   FB: @ManchesterAthleticClub

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Bennett Athletics and Recreation Center, 255 Grapevine Rd, Wenham, MA

Gordon College Women’s Basketball Camps will be a combination of games, skill development and interactive activities designed as a fun, growth oriented experience for girls!

Camps are designed to provide personal attention to each camper and to give skill instruction in all facets of offensive and defensive skill development. Players and staff from the Gordon College Women’s Basketball team will be involved in every part of camp; and are committed to employing the most knowledgeable and enthusiastic counselors because they know a positive atmosphere and encouraging coach will always brings out the best in each girl!

Camp runs for just one week, 6/26-6/30, from 9am to 3pm.

Grades: 1-8

Dates: June 26-30

www.gordonbasketballcamps.com
IG: @gordoncollegewbb

Additional North Shore Summer Camps


—ART—
Annisquam Arts
Ages 6-14
Gloucester

Artcie Art Camp
Grades K – Adult
Hamilton

Messy Makers
Ages 5-12
Danvers

TheArtRoom Summer Program
Ages 4-12
Topsfield

—COOKING—

Taste Buds Kitchen Camp
Ages 4-Teen
Beverly

Taste Buds Kitchen Camp
Ages 4-Teen
North Andover

—DANCE/GYMNASTICS—

A Performing Arts Academy Camp
Ages 3-18
Salem

Ace Gymnastics Camp
Ages 3+
Ipswich

BoSoma Camp
Ages 3-18
Georgetown & Hamilton

Cheerleading Camp at Greater Beverly YMCA
Ages 7-14
Beverly

Competitive Gymnastics Camp at Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA
Ages 7-12
Marblehead

Crystal Joyce Dance Academy Camp
Ages 3+
Peabody

Gymnastics Camp at Greater Beverly YMCA
Ages 6-14
Beverly

Gymnastics Camp at Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA
Ages 7-12
Marblehead

Gymnastics Camp Jr. at Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA
Ages 5-6
Marblehead

Iron Rail Gymnastics Academy Summer Programs
Ages Preschool and up
Wenham

Preschool Gymnastics Camp at Greater Beverly YMCA
Ages 4-5
Beverly

Summer Dance Camp at Elevate Dance Center
Ages 4-9
Rowley

The Little Gym at Cherry Hill Camp
Ages 3-12
Danvers

Yellow Jackets Gymnastics Camp
Ages 5+
Danvers

—GENERAL DAY CAMPS—

Appleton Farms – Farm Camp
Ages 4-17
Ipswich

Brooks School Summer Programs
Ages 3-14
North Andover

Camp Evergreen
Ages 4.5-14
Andover

Camp Fire
Grade K-9
Salem

Camp Whirlygig at Wenham Museum
Ages 4-7
Wenham

Cedardale Groveland
Ages 3.9-13
Groveland

Discovery Weeks @ BKids
Ages 4-8
Swampscott

Ipswich River Nature Camp
Ages 5-14
Topsfield & Marblehead

Kestrel Educational Adventures
Ages 4-13
Rockport

KidSHINE Camp
Details & registration link coming soon!
Rowley

Let Them Eat Cake And Play: Summer Camp 2023
Ages 3-6
Rowley

Miss Nancy’s Parties & Programs Summer Fun
Ages 5+
Tucks Point, Manchester-by-the-Sea

North Shore Nature Program at Camp Dennison
Ages 6-14
Georgetown

Pingree Day Camp
Grades Pre-K-8
South Hamilton

Summer at the J
Grades PreK-7
Marblehead

Summer at The Community House
Grades K-5
Wenham

Summer at Waring
Ages 7-13
Beverly

Summer Shore Day Camp 
Ages 3-12
Beverly

SummerQuest at Crane Estate
Ages 4-17
Ipswich

Waldorf School at Moraine Farm Camp
Ages 4-11
Beverly

 

—GIRL SCOUTS—

Camp Maude Eaton
Grades 2-12
Andover

Camp Rice Moody
Grades K-5
Reading

—MARINE LIFE/FISHING—

Coastal Discoveries: Marine Education Program
Ages 8+
Newburyport

Coastal Explorers
Ages 8-12
Gloucester

Ipswich Junior Sailing Program
Ages 8-16
Ipswich

Manchester Sailing Summer Sessions
Ages 7+
Manchester-by-the-Sea

The Ultimate Kids Fishing Camp
Ages 8-16
Marblehead & Manchester-by-the-Sea

—MUSIC & THEATER—

A Broadway Kids Co. Summer Programs
Ages 4-Teen
Middleton

Summer at Stage 284
Grades 1-5
Wenham

Summer Performance Camp – Frozen Jr.
Ages 6-17
Cape Ann YMCA – Gloucester

Theatre in the Open Summer Arts Workshop
Ages 6-16
Newburyport

VIBE Creative Arts Camp at the Salem YMCA
Ages 8-13
Salem

—SPORTS—

Basketball Camp at Glen T. Macleod YMCA
Ages 6-12
Gloucester

Basketball Camp at Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA
Ages 8-12
Marblehead

Bruce McCorry’s Martial Arts Academy Camp
Peabody

Danvers High School Youth Football Camp
Grades 1-8
Danvers

Flag Football Camp at Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA
Ages 8-12
Marblehead

Let’s Kick It: Girls Youth Soccer Camp
Grades: Pre-K – 9
Endicott College, Beverly

Middleton Karate Camp
Middleton

Mini Sports Mania Camp at Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA
Ages 5-6
Marblehead

Newbury Golf Center – Junior Golf Camp
Ages 7-13
Newbury

Soccer Camp at Glen T. Macleod YMCA
Ages 6-9
Gloucester

Soccer Camp at Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA
Ages 8-12
Marblehead

Sports Camp at Greater Beverly YMCA
Ages 6-14
Beverly

Sports Mania Camp at Glen T. Macleod YMCA
Ages 6-9
Gloucester

Sports Mania Camp at Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA
Ages 7-11
Marblehead

Wrestling Camp at Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA
Ages 7-12
Marblehead

—STEAM—

Camp Invention
Grades K-6
Locations in Danvers, Peabody, Wenham, North Andover, Newburyport & More

Hogwarts School of Magic Camp at Greater Beverly YMCA
Ages 8-14
Beverly

LEGO Camp at Greater Beverly YMCA
Ages 8-10
Beverly

Pirates of the Caribbean Camp at Greater Beverly YMCA
Ages 8-12
Beverly

Technology & Gaming Camp at Greater Beverly YMCA
Ages 9-13
Beverly

Zombie Hunter Training Camp at Greater Beverly YMCA
Ages 9-13
Beverly

—YMCA CAMPS—
(Some of these YMCA Camps are full or waitlist only as of February 2023.)

Camp Cedar Mill
Ages  5 -13
Rowley

Camp Dory
Ages 5-13
Essex

Camp Harbor Quest at Pioneer Village
Grades K-7
Salem

Camp Spindrift
Ages 5-15
Gloucester

Camp Sterling Woods
Grades K-8
Beverly

Children’s Island Day Camp
Ages 5-15
Marblehead

Stiles Pond Day Camp
Ages 6-14
Boxford

Town Recreation Summer Programs & Camps

Most of these camps are held at a town park or playground, some are free and some are fee-based, all are for children residing in these towns to attend. Details vary by town be sure to visit the links for sign-ups and specifics.

Andover
Youth Summer Programs
Ages 3-15

Beverly
The Parks Program
Ages 6-12

ACME Fun
Grades 3-5

ACME Jr.
Grades 1-2

Adventure Camp
Grades 6-8

Tiny Tykes
Ages 3-5

Boxford
Boxford Park Program
Details & registration info coming soon!

Danvers
Danvers Recreation Summer Programs
Ages 4-15

Hamilton & Wenham
Patton Park Summer Park Program
Grades PreK-7

Lynnfield 
Lynnfield Rec Summer Program
Grades K-8

Manchester & Essex
Manchester Parks and Recreation Summer Program (Playground)
Ages 6-13

Middleton
Summer Park Program
Grades K-6

North Andover
Summer Fun Programs
Grades K-8

Peabody
Summer Parks Program
Ages 3+

Reading
Summer Daycation Program
Grades K-7

Salem
Summer Parks Program
Ages 6-12

Wakefield
Summer Club Rec
Grades K-6


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