When school's out for the summer, it's important for families to select fun, safe, healthy, educational activities for their children. The documents and links on this page are designed to help Boston families find programs and services to keep children active during the summer months.
Summer Stuff 2013 (for middle and high school students)
Summer Stuff, Jr. 2013 (for elementary school students)
Boston Centers for Youth and Families (BCYF) 2013 Summer Program Guide
NEW! 2013 Summer Reading Lists:
Book List Grades K - 2
Book List Grades 3 - 5
Book List Grades 6 - 8
Book List Grades 9 - 12
In partnership with the Boston Private Industry Council and area employers, the City of Boston helps place teens in summer jobs throughout the city. Boston Private Industry Council summer jobs program
Summer in Boston websites
Boston R.O.C.K.S.!!! (Recreational Opportunities for City Kids)
Summer Food Service Program
During the summer, Boston children can take advantage of the Summer Food Service Program to get free, healthy breakfast and lunch. Each year, the Summer Food Service Program provides meals for children ages 18 and under at nearly 200 locations throughout the city, including schools, community centers, Boys and Girls Clubs, churches, Boston Housing Authority sites, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) pools, and YMCAs.
The Summer Food Services Program is funded by the federal government and administered by the Massachusetts Department of Education. Boston Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services Department sponsors the program locally. To find the site closest to you, call 1-800-645-8333.
Boston Public Health Commission's summer nutrition and fitness tips
For help finding summer programs for your child, please call 617-635-KIDS.
For the summer hours of Family Resource Centers, visit the "Where to Register" page.