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Heat Emergency in Boston
Mayor Wu announced a heat emergency in the City of Boston through Wednesday, July 17. Cooling centers will be open at 14 BCYF community centers Monday through Wednesday, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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Summer Programs and Events at BCYF

Boston Centers for Youth & Families offers many summer classes and programs for youth. These aren’t only a lot of fun — they also keep children active over the summer months so they are prepared for the return to school in the fall. Take a look at our BCYF Summer Guide 2024 here

BCYF Courses and Classes

Find a place to cool off

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The BCYF Mirabella and Clougherty are our outdoor pools. They operate from late June to Labor Day weekend. Several indoor pools are open year-round. Swim sessions open for registration 24 hours in advance.

Pool Session Registration

keeping cool in Boston

Tips for staying cool
Learn more about staying safe and cooling off during extreme heat.
Keeping cool in the heat

BCYF Summer Positions

BCYF Summer Positions
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Be a BCYF Summer Lifeguard!

We are hiring lifeguards, pool supervisors, and head lifeguards to work at BCYF this summer. Learn more on our career center website.

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Work at Camp Joy!

BCYF Camp Joy is hiring Counselors, Assistant Supervisors, Supervisors and Registered Nurses for the summer.  Learn more on our career center website.

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