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Last updated: 4/13/18

BCYF Vacation Week Activities

Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) community centers host programs and events during school vacation weeks.

Please contact your local BCYF center for more information or to sign up for any programs. We'll be continuing to add activities as they get scheduled, so remember to check back on this page!

April 2018 Vacation Week Activities

April 2018
Blackstone Connects School Vacation Program

Tuesday, April 17 - Friday, April 20, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
For ages 8 - 12, the program costs $60. We will provide snacks and lunch.

BCYF Swim for Safety
free introduction to Swimming class

Wednesday, April 18 - Friday, April 20, from 2 - 2:45 p.m.
For ages 6 - 12. Contact the center for more information.

Obstacle Course Gym Program

Tuesday, April 17 - Friday, April 20, from 3 - 4:30 p.m.
For ages 6 - 14. Contact the center for more information.

Learn about BCYF Blackstone

Youth Sports Program

Tuesday, April 17 - Friday, April 20, from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cost: $60

Youth Group Field Trips

Field trips take place from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. for ages 9 - 12
Wednesday, April 18: Blue Hills Hiking Trails and Omni Theater
Thursday, April 19: New England Sports Museum and Boston Bowl
Friday, April 20: USS Constitution Museum and rock wall climbing

3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

Wednesday, April 18 - Friday, April 20, from 5 - 9 p.m.
For age 11-15. The tournament is free to enter.

Swim for Safety

Swim lessons and water safety for youth ages 5 - 12.
Wednesday, April 18 - Friday, April 20, from 3 - 4 p.m.; Saturday, April 21, from 10 - 11 a.m.
This program is free. Contact the center to register.

Learn about BCYF Charlestown

Tuesday, April 17
  • 3:30 - 7 p.m.: Coed Soccer Tournament, ages 14 - 18
  • 5 - 7 p.m.: PS 4 Tournament - NBA2K
Wednesday, April 18
  • 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.: Soccer skills and drills, coed, ages 12 - 16
  • 3 - 6 p.m.: 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, coed, ages 15 - 18
  • 5 - 7 p.m.: Computer programming, scratch, ages 12+
  • 6 - 8 p.m.: Soccer skills and drills, coed, ages 12 - 16
Thursday, April 19
  • 2 - 4 p.m.: Basketball tournament, coed, ages 11 and under
  • 3 - 8 p.m.: Field trip to the movies, "Rampage" (PG-13), coed, ages 12 - 17
  • 5 - 8 p.m.: Basketball tournament, coed, ages 12 - 15
Friday, April 20
  • 2 - 4 p.m.: Basketball tournament, coed, ages 11 and under
  • 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.: Roller skating and hip hop, coed, ages 12 - 16
  • 5 - 8 p.m.: Basketball tournament, coed, ages 12 - 15
  • 5 - 7 p.m.: Scratch programming tutorial, computer, coed, ages 12+

Learn about BCYF Cleveland

Swim for Safety Program

Free introduction to swimming for ages 6 - 12
Tuesday, April 17 - Friday, April 20, 3 - 3:30 p.m.

Spring Basketball 3-on-3

Tuesday, April 17, from 2 - 6 p.m.
For ages 12 and under

Spring Basketball 3-on-3

Wednesday, April 18, from 2 - 6 p.m.
For ages 16 and under

Soccer 4-on-4 Coed Tourney

Thursday, April 19, from 4 - 7 p.m.
For middle-school age children

Friday Fun!

Friday, April 20, 6 p.m.
Our Teen Center has board games, videos, and refreshments.

Learn about BCYF Condon

Basketball Clinic

Tuesday through Friday, from 9 - 11 a.m.
For girls ages 10 - 16

Computer Lab open access time

Tuesday through Friday,  from 3:50 - 4:50 p.m.
Open to everyone

Soccer Clinic

Wednesday, from 2:15 - 4:15 p.m.
Co-ed event for ages 14 and under

Dodgeball Tournament

Wednesday, from 4:30 - 7 p.m.
Co-ed event for ages 14 and under

Fitness Clinic

Thursday, from 2:15 - 4:15 p.m.
Co-ed clinic for ages 14 and under

Baseball Clinic

Friday, from 2:15 - 4:15 p.m.
Co-ed clinic for ages 14 and under

Learn about BCYF Curtis Hall

Friendship Program

Tuesday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Swim for Safety

Tuesday through Friday, from 2 - 3 p.m. for children 5 to 11 years old

Co-ed Basketball Clinic

Tuesday, from 2 - 4 p.m.

Co-ed Kickball Game

Thursday, from 3 - 4:30 p.m.

Girls Basketball game

Wednesday, from 2 - 4 p.m.

Basketball game

Thursday, from 6 - 7:30 pm

Open gym

Please call the center for hours.

Learn about BCYF Hennigan

Great Wolf Lodge Overnight Field Trip

Wednesday, April, 18 - Thursday, April 19, age 10+,  cost: $145. Email lisa.zinck@boston.gov for more information.

Kid’s Paint Night

Friday, April 20. Email molly.dalton@boston.gov for more information.

Swim for Safety

Free swim instruction for kids age 4 - 12. Tuesday through Friday; requires four-day commitment.

April Vacation Lifeguard Institute

Lifeguard training program for teens 16 - 18. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; requires four-day commitment. Cost: $35.00, includes Red Cross certification. Email hayley.johnson@boston.gov for more information.

Learn about BCYF Leahy-Holloran

Swim for Safety Program

Free introduction to swimming for children ages 6 - 12.
Tuesday through Friday, 4:45 - 5:45 p.m.; Saturday, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

All-Girls Sports Festival Host Site

Visit the Parks Department's online system to register.

Learn about BCYF Madison-Park

BCYF Swim for Safety

Ages 4 - 6: Wednesday through Friday, 3 - 3:45 p.m.; Saturday, 10 - 10:40 a.m.
Ages 7 - 8: Wednesday through Friday, 3:45 - 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10:45 - 11:30 a.m.
Ages 9 - 12: Wednesday through Friday, 4:30 - 5:15 p.m.; Saturday, 11:30 - 12:15 p.m.

Lifeguard Institute Training

Starts April 19, from 3 - 7 p.m. Each half-hour is a different age group.

Contact the center for more info and to register.

Learn about BCYF Mason

Basketball Training and Open Gym

Ages 15 and under, Monday through Friday, 3 - 5 p.m.

Basketball Clinic

Ages 15 and under, 5 - 7 p.m.

Family Swim

Wednesday through Friday, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Flag Football

7 and up, Mondays, 6 - 9 p.m. Must sign up. Applications are at center.

Swim for Safety

Wednesday through Friday, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Valeo Soccer Program

(GYM), Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Youth Programs

3 - 9 p.m., Tutorial Chess, Playstation Tournament daily, Friday Field Trip TBD (First come, first served)

Learn about BCYF Mattahunt

Regular programming, Tuesday through Friday, from 2 p.m. to close.

Learn about BCYF Menino

Teen Activities

Tuesday, April 17: Bocce, cook-out, and games at the Little League field. Event is free. BBQ at noon.
Wednesday, April 18: Movies - TBD, cost: $12. Be at Nazzaro by 11 a.m. (Bring money for snacks)
Thursday, April 19: 3-on-3 basketball tournament, event is free. Begins at 1 p.m. (Teens only; must be Nazzaro members. Teams will be drafted; details to follow.)
Friday, April 20: Ping-Pong tournament, event is free. Begins at 1 p.m. (teens only; must be Nazzaro members.)

Want more information?

For more information, or to register, please contact the center.

All activities, except for the April 16 BBQ, are for Nazzaro Center teen members as of April 13. We will post the rules and registration process for the basketball and Ping-Pong tournaments soon.

Learn about BCYF Nazzaro

School-Age Child Care

Tuesday through Friday, from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Open Gym

Tuesday through Friday, from 2 - 5 p.m. (ages 8-12 years)
Tuesday through Friday, from 6 - 9 p.m. (for teens)

Teen Activities

Tuesday, Game Bus, 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, trip to Dave and Busters, 5 - 8 p.m.
Wednesday, trip to Chez Vous roller skating, 2  - 6 p.m.
Thursday, trip to 5 Wits, 2 - 7 p.m.
Friday, trip to rock wall and bowling, 2 - 8 p.m.

Pre-register with the center for all activities.

Learn about BCYF Ohrenberger

School-Age Childcare Program for ages 5-12

Tuesday through Friday, from 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
There are two field trips; we don't provide meals.
Contact the center to register.

Stop The Violence Basketball Tournament

Tuesday through Friday, from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
19-under fee: $225
16-under entry fee: $200
13-under entry fee: $175
All fees cover team shirts and referees.

Swim for Safety Program

Free introduction to swimming for children ages 6 - 12.
Wednesday through Saturday, from 2 - 2:45 p.m.
Contact the center to register.

Learn about BCYF Perkins

Red Oak Afterschool Program

Tuesday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Teen Open Gym

Tuesday through Thursday, 2 - 6 p.m.; Friday, 2 - 5 p.m.

Evening gym activities

Activities include basketball, table tennis, adult karate, adult volleyball, and open volleyball.

Free Golf Clinic

Friday, April 20, youth from 5 - 6 p.m.; adults from 6 - 7 p.m.

Youth Swim Clinic

Tuesday and Thursday, from 6:30 - 8:15 p.m.

BCYF WATER SAFETY CLASSES FOR YOUTH, AGES 4-12:
  • Ages 4 - 6: Wednesday through Friday, 4:30 - 5 p.m.; Saturday, 2:30 - 3 p.m. 
  • Ages 7 - 8: Wednesday through Friday, 5:15 - 5:45 p.m.; Saturday, 3:15 - 3:45 p.m. 
  • Ages 9 - 12: Wednesday through Friday, 6 - 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 4 - 4:30 p.m.

Contact the center to register.

Learn about BCYF Quincy

  • Open gym (call us for hours)
  • Teen trip: Fenway and movie, Wednesday, April 18, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., $25
  • Teen trip: Six Flags, Thursday, April 19, from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., $45
  • Teen trip: Laser Tag, Friday, April 20, from 10 - 4 p.m., $25

Learn about BCYF Roche

  • Full-day Kindergarten and school-age afterschool program, Tuesday through Friday, from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Open gym for teens, Tuesday through Friday, from 2 - 4 p.m.
  • Chess Club, Wednesday, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Board games and video games, Wednesday, time to be announced
  • Youth Floor Hockey ages 8 - 12, Wednesday, 6 - 7:30 p.m. (tentative)
  • Northeastern University Step Group demo, Thursday, from 9 - 10 a.m.
  • SuperCeltics, Thursday, from 6 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Teen floor hockey, Friday, from 6 - 7 p.m.

Learn about BCYF Roslindale

After School vacation week program

Tuesday through Friday, from 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.,  for youth ages 7 - 12 years old. The cost is $25 for the week per child.

Teens ages 13 - 18 years can come for free Tuesday - Thursday, from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., and Friday until 9 p.m.

**WE WILL NOT PROVIDE LUNCH

Learn about BCYF Shelburne

Activities include:
  • Field trips
  • Roller skating
  • Teen co-ed open basketball tournament
  • Youth rock wall and teen rock wall
  • Skills and drills (evening)
  • Board games for teens and youth
  • Youth ping pong tournament
  • Resume writing for teens
  • Movies for teens, 'Out to Eat'
  • Youth computer
  • Astrology and poetry images of the moon
  • Open access
Vacation Week Program for youth ages 6-12

Tuesday, April 17 - Friday, April 20, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Various activities. Fee: $40.

Play It Safe Basketball Tournament

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Middle school division $175
Sophomore and under division $200

Learn about BCYF Tobin
Teen Center Activities

Tuesday through Friday, from 2 - 9 p.m.

Wiffle Ball Tournament/Cookout

Thursday, April 19, from 3 - 7 p.m.

Family Tennis Clinic and Cookout

Friday, April 20, from 3 - 6 p.m. Learn about the basic fundamentals. The event is for youth ages 6-11 as well as their parents or guardians.

Field trips

We also have field trips to Fenway Park Tour, Launch Trampoline Park, and a One Boston Day trip to remember. Contact the center for details or to sign up.

Learn about BCYF Tynan

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