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Last updated: 2/13/18

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!

February 2018 Vacation Week Activities

February 2018
Blackstone Connects School Vacation Program

Tuesday, February 20 - Friday, February 23  9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ages: 8-12, cost: $60.00 Snack and lunch will be provided.

BCYF Swim for Safety free water safety classes

Tuesday, February 20 - Friday, February 23
Contact the center for more information.

Learn about BCYF Blackstone

Teen Center and Computer Lab open access

Tuesday, February 20 - Friday, February 23, from 2 - 9 p.m.

Open gym

Tuesday, February 20 - Friday, February 23, from 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Soccer tournament for boys ages 14-18

Tuesday, February 20, and Thursday, February 22, from 3:30 - 6 p.m.

PS4 tournament 'Madden 2018'

Tuesday, February 20, and Thursday, February 22,  from 5 - 7 p.m.

Basketball tournament for boys and girls ages 12-14

Wednesday, February 21, and Friday, February 23, from 3 - 6 p.m.

Ping Pong tournament

Wednesday, February 21, and Friday, February 23, from 3:30 - 6 p.m.

'Name That Rap'

Wednesday, February 21, from 6 - 8 p.m.

Card Night

Learn to play various games. Friday, February 23, from 6 - 8 p.m.

Learn about BCYF Cleveland

Family Vacation Swim and Pool Games

Saturday, February 24, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Learn about BCYF Condon

'Girls Leap' two-day training

Tuesday, February 20, and Thursday, February 22, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Focus on self-defense, self-esteem and sexual health awareness.
For ages 12-16. RSVP with Erika.Butler@Boston.Gov.

Media Literacy Workshop

Wednesday, February 21, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For ages 12-16. RSVP with Erika.Butler@Boston.Gov.

Learn about BCYF GIRLS Initiative

BCYF Swim for Safety

Free swim lessons for ages 5-12.
Tuesday, February 20 - Friday, February 23, 2 - 3 p.m.
Contact the center to register.

Tuesday, February 20

Teen Center: Karaoke/board games, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Gym activities, 2:30 - 4 p.m.
Gym activities 5 - 7 p.m.

Wednesday, February 21

Teen trip to skate at Kelly Rink: 2:30 - 5 p.m.

Thursday, February 22

Teen pool time: 3 - 4 p.m.
Gym: Kickball/ Dodgeball /Basketball, 3 - 7 p.m.

Friday, February 23

Family Swim: 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Teen center: table games 1:30 - 3 p.m. and movies 4 - 7 p.m.

Learn about BCYF Hennigan

Vacation Week Program for ages 5-12

Tuesday, February 20 - Friday, February 23, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fee: $190.00 or vouchers from CCCB (pre-registration required).

Learn about BCYF Jackson-Mann

BCYF Swim for Safety

Free swim lessons for ages 3-12.
Tuesday, February 20 - Friday, February 23, 2 - 4 p.m.
(Each half-hour is a different age group.)
Must attend all four days.
Contact the center for more info and to register.

Black History Month Citywide Basketball Tournament

Tuesday, February 20 - Friday, February 23
Call Charlie at the center for more info.

Learn about BCYF Leahy-Holloran

Tuesday, February 20
  • Microsoft Store trip video game tournament and lunch for ages 10 and older. 12 - 4 p.m. Must pre-register with the center.
  • Open gym, 2 - 5 p.m.
  • Recreational swim, 7 - 9 p.m.
Wednesday, February 21
  • Character Breakfast at Florian Hall. Limited slots available, contact the center for more info.
  • Microsoft Store trip video game tournament and lunch for ages 10 and older. 12 - 4 p.m. Must pre-register with the center.
  • Knitting workshop for ages 10 and older. 3 - 5 p.m. Fee: $5. Must pre-register with the center.
  • Recreational swim, 4 - 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 22
  • Mini Movers (open gym, parachute, obstacles) for ages 3-5. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Movie field trip to see “Rascal Rebel Rabbit for ages 8 and older. 12 - 4 p.m. Fee: $15.  Must pre-register with the center.
  • Paint Night for ages 8 and older. 6 - 9 p.m. Fee: $30. Must pre-register with the center.
  • Recreational swim, 4 - 5:30 p.m.
  • Lap swim 7 - 9 p.m.
Friday, February 23
  • Youth open gym for ages 8-12. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Lego Fun Friday Building Challenge for ages 5-10. 2 - 4 p.m. Fee: $5. Must pre-register with the center.
  • Computer Lab “Don’t Starve Together” Player Tournament. Ages 7-9: 2 - 3 p.m., ages 10-12: 3 - 4 p.m.
  • Boston Bounce Field Trip for ages 8 and older. 2 - 7:30 p.m. Fee: $25. Must pre-register with the center.
  • Recreational swim, 4 - 6 p.m.
Afterschool Vacation Week Program

Tuesday, February 20 - Friday, February 23, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Ages K2 through 5th grade. Fee: $100 for the week or voucher.

Open gym and teen room activities for middle school-age youth

Tuesday, February 20 - Friday, February 23, 2 - 6 p.m. Center membership required.

Filed Trips - Contact the center to register
  • Wednesday, February 21: Field trip to Chez Vous for roller skating.
  • Thursday, February 22: Field trip to Boston Bowl.
  • Friday, February 23: Field trip to movies.

Learn about BCYF Mildred Avenue

Daily Trips - Contact center for more info and to reserve a spot
  • Monday, February 19: Tubing trip for youth all ages. Transportation provided for teens only. Fee: $20.
  • Tuesday, February 20: Swimming for center youth ages 6-12 at BCYF Charlestown Community Center. Depart at 11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, February 21: Trip to see “Beauty and the Beast” at Wheelock College for center youth ages 6-12. Fee: $15.
  • Thursday, February 22: Trip to go ice skating for center youth ages 6-12. Fee: $5, free if you have skates. Depart at 10:30 a.m.
  • Friday, February 23: Trip to the movies for center members ages 6-12. Time and location to be decided.

Learn about BCYF Nazzaro

Open Gym

Tuesday, February 20 - Friday, February 23
Ages 10-15:  2-5 p.m.   -   Ages 15-18: 6-9 p.m.

Field Trips
  • Tuesday, February 20: Trip to Launch Trampoline Park for ages 11-15. 2 - 5 p.m. Pre-register with the center.
  • Wednesday, February 21: Trip to Rollerworld for ages 11-15. 2:30 - 6 p.m. Pre-register with the center.
  • Thursday, February 22: Trip to Wax Museum for ages 11-15. 2 - 6 p.m. Pre-register with the center.
  • Friday, February 23: Trip to go rock climbing and visit Boston Bowl for ages 11-15. 2 - 6:30 p.m. Pre-register with the center.

Learn about BCYF Ohrenberger

School Age Childcare Program for ages 5-12

Tuesday, February 20 - Friday, February 23, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $170. Contact center to register.

Skills and Drills Basketball Program for ages 8-12

Tuesday, February 20 - Friday, February 23, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Fee: $45. Call center to register.

Learn about BCYF Perkins

Daily events
  • Wednesday, February 21: Teen bowling trip, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Must have $5 teen membership and pre-register.
  • Thursday, February 22: Teen movies trip, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Must have $5 teen membership and pre-register.
  • Friday, February 23: Family Paint Day, 2 - 4:30 p.m. Must pre-register.

Learn about BCYF Pino

Teen Open Gym

Tuesday, February 20 – Friday, February 23, 2 - 6 p.m.

Teen evening gym

6 - 9 p.m. Includes open gym, basketball, volleyball, weight training, and table tennis. Fee: membership or drop-in fee.

Open and lap swim for ages 4 and older

Tuesday, February 20 – Friday February, 23, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Fee: membership or drop-in fee.

BCYF 'Swim for Safety'

Free water safety classes for ages 4-12; Tuesday, February 20 - Saturday, February 24 (limited slots available; each half-hour is a different age group). Call center 617-635-5129, x1060 for more details.

Learn about BCYF Quincy

Open gym. Tuesday, February 20 – Friday, February 23. Call center for hours.

Learn about BCYF Roche

Vacation Week Program

Tuesday, February 20 - Friday, February 23.  8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
For grades 1 - 5, and K1 and K2 students. $186.00 or vouchers from CCCB.

Learn about BCYF Roslindale

After School vacation week program

We offer a variety of programs, activities, and field trips for girls and boys, ages 6 - 12. Full day of in-house activities Tuesday, February 20 - Friday, February 23, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. $25.00 for the week per child.

Vacation week program for teens enrolled in the program

Full day of in-house activities Tuesday, February 20 - Friday, February 23, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Free, members only.  Contact the center for more info. Tomeka Hall or Ricky Lambright 617-635-5213.

    Learn about BCYF Shelburne

    Tuesday, February 20
    • Arts and crafts for boys only
    • Computer classes youth and teen boys
    • Ping Pong Tournament girls vs boys (youth)
    • Improv games
    • Rock Wall climbing for teens
    • Karaoke Sing Off (youth)
    • Teen field trip TBA
    Wednesday, February 21
    • Arts and crafts for boys only
    • Computer classes youth and teen boys
    • Writing workshop for boys (youth)
    • Dodgeball Tournament for boys (youth)
    • Double Dutch for teens
    • Teen field trip TBA
    • Education workshops for teens
    • Karaoke sing-off for teens
    • Board games
    Thursday, February 22
    • Ice skating at the Frog Pond for youth
    • Computer classes youth and teen boys
    • Chess workshop for youth
    • Dodgeball Tournament for boys (youth)
    • Ping Pong Tournament teen girls vs boys
    • In-house movie for youth
    • Roller skating for teens
    Friday, February 23
    • Ping Pong Tournament youth and teen vs staff
    • Chess workshop for youth
    • Three point shooting competition for youth
    • Volleyball games for teens
    • Field trip for teens
    Vacation Week Program for youth ages 6-12

    Tuesday, February 20 - Friday, February 23, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Various activities. Fee: $40.

    Friendly Chess Challenge for youth ages 8-17

    2 - 4 p.m. Contact Robert Chan at the center for more info.

    Youth Connection program for teens ages 13-19

    Tuesday, February 20 - Friday, February 23, 1 - 9 p.m. Field trips, college tours, drop-in activities. Fee: $5.

    February Frenzy basketball tournament for ages 12 and under

    Tuesday, February 20 - Friday, February 23, 12 - 3 p.m. Fee: $100 per team.

    'Get Fit' fitness activities for ages 6-18

    Tuesday, February 20 - Friday, February 23. In partnership with Sociedad Latina.

    Girls Softball Clinic

    Tuesday, February 20 - Thursday, February 22, 4 - 7 p.m. For ages 8-17.

    Friendly Chess Challenge for youth ages 8-17

    Thursday, February 22, 2 - 4 p.m. Contact Robert Chan at the center for more info.

    Batting and hitting clinic for baseball and softball

    Ages 10 - 18. Friday, February 23, from 3 - 6 p.m.

    Learn about BCYF Tobin

    Teen center

    Open Tuesday, February 20 – Friday, February 23, 1:30 - 9 p.m. Various activities all week.

    Open gym

    Tuesday, February 20, and Thursday, February 22, 1:30 - 9 p.m.

    Floor hockey tournament

    For boys and girls ages 7-11. Wednesday, February 21, 3 - 6 p.m.  

    Teen trip to BU vs. UVM hockey game

    Thursday, February 22. Contact center for details or to sign up.

    Learn about BCYF Tynan

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