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BCYF Clougherty Pool

Summer programs and events at BCYF

Boston Centers for Youth and Families offers dozens of neighborhood-based summer day camps and programs.

These programs aren’t only a lot of fun — they also keep children’s minds and bodies active over the summer months so they are prepared for the return to school in the fall.

Summer Guide 2016

Across every neighborhood in Boston, BCYF community centers offer a rich menu of summer fun for young people and their families

Download the Summer Guide

Find a place to cool off

BCYF Mirabella Pool

On Saturday, June 18, BCYF Clougherty Pool in Charlestown and BCYF Mirabella Pool in the North End, and our Family Friendly Beach at BCYF Curley Community Center in South Boston opened for the season!

Pools are open from 11 a.m. to dusk (about 7 p.m.), and the beach is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., and weekends from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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BCYF SUPERTeens Program

SUPERTeens offers youth ages 13-14 a summer leadership experience through working at a BCYF community center. We are also looking for supervisors!

Apply now for Camp Joy!

BCYF offers Camp Joy for Boston residents ages 3 to 22 with disabilities and their siblings.

Want to be a BCYF lifeguard?

We are looking for lifeguards, head lifeguards, supervisors, and waterfront lifeguards.

BCYF Teen Nights

"Teen Nights" give Boston teens more options for having fun at night in the summer. We have a number of upcoming events:

  • Friday, July 8: Teen Skate Night at BCYF Gallivan 
  • Wednesday, July 13: Paint Night at BCYF Perkins 
  • Friday, July 15: Movie Night at BCYF Paris Street 
  • Friday, July 15: Teen Block Party at BCYF Ohrenberger 
  • Friday, July 15: Teen Skate Night at BCYF Gallivan 
  • Wednesday, July 20: Teen Skate Night at BCYF Gallivan 
  • Thursday, July 21: Teen Night at BCYF Roslindale 
  • Friday, July 22: Teen Night at BCYF Mildred Avenue 
  • Friday, July 22: Teen Night at BCYF Gallivan 
  • Wednesday, July 27: Paint Night at BCYF Pino 
  • Thursday, July 28: Teen Night at BCYF Holland 
  • Friday, July 29: Glow Volleyball Night at BCYF Quincy 
  • Friday, August 5: Skate Night at BCYF Vine Street 
  • Wednesday, August 10: Teen Party at BCYF Perkins 
  • Thursday, August 11: Pool Party at BCYF Curtis Hall 
  • Friday, August 12: Teen Night at BCYF Blackstone 
  • Friday, August 12: Summer Splashdown at BCYF Jackson/Mann 
  • Tuesday, August 16: Spa Night at BCYF Perkins 
  • Wednesday, August 17: Paint Night at BCYF Pino 
  • Thursday, August 18: Dodgeball Tournament at BCYF Shelburne 
  • Wednesday, August 24: Teen Block Party at BCYF Roche