2023 Hingham & Surrounding Areas Summer Camp Guide

2023 Hingham & Surrounding Areas Summer Camp Guide

Photo by Artem Kniaz on Unsplash

February 15, 2023 by Staff Writer (courtesy photos)

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Select Summer Soccer Camp

Do your kids love playing soccer? Join our professional soccer coaches at Select Summer Soccer Camp. Perfect for beginners to more advanced players, our soccer camp offers skill development, drills, game play, crazy dress days, and tons of fun for boys and girls ages 4-13. Your kids won’t want to miss this so grab a friend and register today! All players are welcome regardless of their club affiliation.

July 10 – July 13
July 31 – August 3
August 7-10
9:00am – 12:00pm
Carlson Field, Hingham
$250 for one week / $450 for two weeks

South Shore Select is a year-round soccer program for boys and girls ages 2-19 that operates out of the South Shore Sports Center in Hingham. They understand that parents are looking for programs that offer flexibility, convenience, and fun and their Development Program for boys and girls ages 2-10 aims to meet these needs. Tots is for toddlers (ages 2-5) who are introduced to basic soccer skills in a guided soccer class. Players graduate to Futures (ages 4-8) and train once or twice a week (your choice). Finally, Juniors (ages 6-10) where players compete on teams in local league play.  Once they reach age 10, boys and girls are placed on competitive club teams based on ability and desired level of commitment. These Select teams participate in local, regional, and national competitions, and many players go on to play soccer at the collegiate level. However, it is the goal of Select to ensure that there is a place for all players with varying degrees of desire and skill. Learn more about all of their programs at selectma.com.

Register at Selectma.com


Inly Summer Camp                                       Ages 3-15

Summer at Inly in Scituate offers a traditional “Day Camp” experience in addition to one- and two-week specialty camps, running June through August. There is something for everyone, and you may choose as many weeks as you like!

June 20–August 25

9:00 am–3:30 pm; preschool early dismissal option of 12:30 pm

Extended day 7:30 am–5:00 pm

Inly Day Camp, Ages 5–15

Offering a variety of activities ranging from the arts, science, nature, and sports to archery, water games, team building, and—NEW THIS YEAR—our 40’ climbing tower and Adventure Courses! We like to think of it as a little something for everyone! Inly Day campers are organized by age in small groups of 8-12 campers, with 2 staff. Age levels have different day-to-day schedules, with time slots for camper choice!

Inly Preschool Camp, Ages 3-4

Inly Preschool Camp is the perfect summer option for our youngest campers. Preschool campers get a taste of what it’s like to be a “big kid” at camp! With our low 4:1 camper-to-staff ratios, a dedicated Preschool Camp Director, and staff who all have experience in early childhood education, the safety and FUN of our campers are our top priorities. All preschool campers are led through a variety of age-appropriate activities — from music and movement to arts and crafts, nature walks and science experiments, each day is an adventure at camp!

Specialty Camps

Families can choose from a variety of one-week specialty camps, including Photography, Fashion and Interior Design, Wizarding, Painting, Sports, Fishing, and more. Theater buffs can attend a two-week Musical Theater Studio (ages 6-8) or Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella camp led by Break a Leg Theater Works (ages 9-18). Adventurous kids ages 11-15 can sign up for Day Trippers and head off on a new adventure trip each day—Nova Trampoline Park, Cape Cod Inflatable Park, Boda Borg, Codzilla, and more!

Inly Summer Camp

Summer Sports Camp at the South Shore Sports Center Ages 5-12

Capture the flag, dodgeball, wiffle ball, basketball, flag football… The fun never ends at our Summer Sports Camp for girls and boys ages 5-12. Join the fun Monday- Friday from 9am-12pm or 9am-3pm (includes pizza lunch in our upstairs lounge). Registration info coming soon!

Summer Arts at Derby                                  Ages 4-15

Derby Summer Arts is a five-week, three-week, or two-week multi-arts program for students ages 4 to 15. Students pick their own classes from a wide range of choices which include offerings in the visual and performing arts, sports, STEAM, media, writing, dance, textiles, and more. Each camper has a unique, individualized schedule which includes five classes a day, lunch, a performance showcasing works in progress, and a daily free choice period. Summer Arts staff are experts in their fields with a passion for working with children and sharing their crafts. The Derby Academy campus is an idyllic summer setting for creativity, exploration, growth, friendships and fun!

The 5 week program runs from June 26 to July 28.
Campers can also come for just the first 2 weeks (June 26 – July 7) or the last 3 weeks (July 1o – July 28).
Extended day is available till 5:30 pm Monday through Thursday for an additional daily fee.

Pricing for ages 6-15 is as follows:
5 weeks – $3400
3 weeks – $2575
2 weeks – $1900

Pricing for ages 4 & 5 is as follows:
5 weeks – $2415
3 weeks – $1515
2 weeks – $1050

Financial aid is available. Information can be found on the website.

The link to online registration is also on the website which can be found here: Summer Programs

Derby Summer Arts Camp

Summer Specialty Week at Derby

Runs from July 31- August 4 from 9AM-2PM for ages 5–15. The price is $625. Enjoy a week of exploration and discovery with specialized camp offerings in chess, STEAM, sewing, theatre, visual arts, and more! Registration now open!

Derby Specialty Camp, Fishing

The Weymouth Club Summer Camps        Ages 3+

Campers have plenty to do both indoors and outdoors, so bad weather never casts a cloud on the fun. Lunch and snack are given daily, and the camps are nut-free. Early drop-off and late pick-up are available for parents with busy schedules. The Tennis, Fitness and Arts Camp (TFA/6+) offers daily tennis lessons, gym time, arts and crafts, swimming lessons and free-swim periods. The traditional track of TFA is run every week of the summer. They also offer optional specialty tracks combined with TFA for dance (offered 4 weeks), musical theater (2 weeks) and acro (2 weeks).

The Energy Center camp is for Ages 3-5 years 11 months and includes tennis lessons, free swim, tumbling and gym activities, arts and crafts, free play and theme days. The Weymouth Club also offers summer memberships, a summer swim team and swim lessons.

South Shore Baseball Club                         Ages  5-15

Half Day and Full Day Camps at Hingham High School. A full day of camp will be from 8:30-2:30pm and a half day of camp is available for the 5-7 year old group from 8:30-11:30am. Both will feature the usual SSBC instruction with lectures, drills, contests and plenty of baseball. The camp will run for five consecutive weeks beginning in July. Campers may attend for one, two, three, four or all five weeks.

Photo courtesy of the South Shore Baseball Club

Sailing at Hingham Maritime                   Ages  7-18

The Hingham Maritime Center offers boating for all. Does your child love the water? Let them get their feet wet while learning a new skill. HMC’s youth sailing programs provide children the opportunity to learn about and participate in the sport of sailing. Youth Rowing will be offered to youth ages 12-18. A great way to see if crew is something that might interest you in high school. Registration will open on Feb 15th.

Hingham Maritime Center

Weir River Farm Camp                                 Ages 5-14

Weir River’s Farm Camp deepens the connections between campers and farm life through barnyard chores, games, and other farm activities. They also offer a “Teen Adventure” camp option for campers ages 11-14 who are curious about learning why and how the farm operates. Registration now open! Camp begins the week of June 26 and will conclude the week of August 18th.

Pricing is as follows:
Trustees Member Camper – $490/week
Nonmember Camper – $590

Weir River Farm Camp

Worlds End Camp                                         Ages 5-10

World’s End Camp offers daily nature adventures for campers who love adventures in the natural world. A magical mix of education, adventure, and free time also allows campers to enjoy exploring, games, and crafts of their choosing. Camp will begin the week of June 26th and run from 9am-3pm M-F.

Pricing is as follows:
Trustees Member Camper – $490/week
Nonmember camper – $590/week

Worlds End Camp

South Shore YMCA Nature Adventures Camp         Ages 3-15

Half Day and Full Day Options in Norwell. The SSNSC Nature Adventures Camp offers exciting opportunities for children to learn about the natural world. Campers will; develop an awareness, appreciation, and concern for our environment and the creatures in it; explore the habits and habitats of animals living in our woods, ponds, meadows, and along the shore; and learn about natural science through stories, hikes, games, crafts, and a host of other fun-filled activities. Registration now open!

South Shore Science Center Camp

Nike Basketball Camp                                  Ages 7-16

Half Day and Full Day Options at Derby Academy in Hingham. ASA Hoops Nike Basketball Camps are designed for the player looking to improve their overall game and basketball IQ. Emphasis is placed on fundamental development, shooting technique, offense and defense work, and team play.

2023 Dates:
Session 1: June 19-23
Session 2: July 31 – Aug 4
Session 3: Aug 7-11

ASA Hoops Camp at Derby Academy

Camp Thayer                                                 Ages 3.9-14

A co-ed day camp that runs from June 20-August 11. Half Day, Full Day and Extended Day options at Thayer Academy in Braintree. Transportation from Hingham to and from camp available as well. Camp Thayer is a place where children can spend part of the summer exercising their bodies and minds, while they learn new skills, make new friends, and have lots of fun. Each week offers a variety of sports and specialty camps, including baseball, lacrosse, football, theater, science, and much more. General camp, sports camps, specialty camps and counselor-in-training (CIT) programs for campers age 14-16 available this summer! Visit the link above for additional information.

Camp Thayer

Hingham Rec. Camp                                   Ages 3- Grade 8

Hingham Recreation offers programs fit for any age! Our preschool program is half or full day and geared towards ages 3-5 with field games, story time, arts and crafts and water play. Our Fun Time program is for children going into grades 1-3 and is filled with outdoor games, arts and crafts, game room and special Friday activities! Rising 4th and 5th graders will love our Adventure Club program which includes a day at Hingham Harbor, two days at Cronin Field and TWO off site field trips! Teen Xtreme is for rising 6th-8th graders and features a day at Nantasket Beach, two mid-week field trips and the Big Trip on Thursdays! If your 8-12 year old is looking for an adventure, Parkland is filled with hiking, biking, fishing, tree climbing and exploring Hingham’s finest outdoor spaces. Registration begins in March.

Hingham Rec Camp

Camp Invention                                             Ages: Grades 1-6

Running in Hanover for only the week of 7/17-7/21 from 8:30 – 3pm. Camp Invention is a nationally acclaimed summer program where STEM concepts come to life through teamwork and immersive, hands-on creative problem-solving. Leader in training spots for grades 7-9 may be available. Click above to register now!

Camp Invention

Holly Hill Farm                                               Ages 3-18

At Friends of Holly Hill Farm, we seek to connect children to nature in a way that will stick with them for life!  During our summer programs children ages 3–15 make new friends, explore, adventure, and connect with the natural landscape and all of its wonderful creatures that inhabit it!

Students experience life on a working certified organic and regenerative farm – plus explore surrounding conservation areas, meadows, woods, and Ice Pond.  Children may learn to care for our beloved farm animals, observe native wildlife, participate in sustainable farming, create art inspired by nature, get out and explore,  and use our unique natural learning space to explore science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) too!

Our programs and curriculum are tailored to your child’s specific age group.  Finding ways to engage and excite children from ages 3-15!  Our programs offer a way for children to “graduate” to the next level summer after summer and learn new things every year!

June 5 – September 1, 2023
Sign up for one week, many, or all!
Full Day and Half Day Programs
Groups age 3-5, 6-8, 9-13, CIT ages 12-15
Volunteer opportunities for teens (meet 5 days, 3 hours/day)

Plus June afterschool activities too for ages 8-12

Holly Hill Farm

Rock Junior Golf at Harmon                         Ages 4-15

Summer Weekly Class Time is 8:30-10 or 10:15-11:45 on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at Harmon Golf Club in Rockland. The first week begins on June 27th and will end the week of August 8th. Help your child learn the sport of golf with group classes. Instructors coordinate these programs to make golf easier to understand for children. Your junior golfer will cover the following: Etiquette & Rules, Full Swing with Iron, Full Swing with Woods, Chipping, Pitching, Putting. Rock Jr. Golf will provide golf clubs for no additional fee if your jr. golfer does not have them.

Rock Junior Golf

Duxbury Bay Maritime School                      Ages 6-18+

Full Day and Partial Day opportunities in Duxbury. You can choose specialty camps in Marine Science, Power Boating, Rowing, Sailing, and Paddle Boarding. There are also Full Day camps from 8:30-2:30pm which include a little bit of everything for children ages 6-11 years old.

Duxbury Bay Maritime School

Head Over Heels Gymnastics                      Ages 4+

Half Day, Full Day and Single Day options available in Norwell. Head Over Heels offers a fun and flexible camp program for kids of all abilities. Children are grouped by age and ability, so whether you are just starting out or are an advanced gymnast, you will have both a fun and challenging experience here at Head Over Heels. Half Day camp is entirely gymnastics while Full Day also enjoys lunch, games, arts and crafts, EXTRA gym time, and swimming at Webb Pro Fitness.

Head Over Heels Gymnastics

Mass. Gymnastics Camp                             Ages 5+

Full Day, Half Day and Extended Day options in Hingham. The Full day camp program is structured for boys and girls ages 5 and up. The emphasis of the camp is to provide a fun atmosphere where there is plenty of gymnastics instruction on all of the Olympic events, Tumble Trak, foam pit and open gym time. Along with gymnastics, they incorporate lots of fun contests, arts and crafts, free swim and cooperative games and prizes. All of our weeks are action packed, each with a different theme and special event. 2023 Registration coming soon.

Mass Gymnastics Camp

South Shore YMCA Camps                       Ages  3-15

The South Shore YMCA in Hanover offers a variety of Camp options throughout the Summer months. Choose from a traditional day camp, arts camp, tennis camp, nature camp or even an overnight camp; there is something for everybody. Registration info coming soon!

South Shore YMCA Camp

South Shore Conservatory                         Ages 1-18+

The South Shore Conservatory’s summer programs inspire music, dance and drama students to perfect their skills and meet students from other towns who share the same passion for the arts. There’s something for everyone at SSC over the summer months. Various programs available on campuses in Hingham & Duxbury.

South Shore Conservatory

Sandwich Montessori Summer Program                     Toddler-Grade 6

Sandwich Montessori School offers summer programs for children 2.9 years old to 12.  Join us for outdoor learning and fun this summer on our shaded, 2-acre campus! With a Montessori inspired set up, children will explore outdoor activities created with bi-weekly themes.  Activities include cooking projects with organic snacks, gardening and nature education, sensory play, art education and guest educators who join for specialty topics. Check out our website for more information soon!

The Hingham Community Center               Ages 0-18+

The Hingham Community Center Summer Programs offers a wide variety of experiences right here in Hingham with flexible schedule options and affordable pricing. This summer HCC will offer programs in science, technology, art and fitness…just to name a few. There is fun for every child. You can customize your summer program schedule to fit your family’s summer plans.

Hingham Community Center

Blue Hills Nature Day Camp                       Ages 5-15

The unique location atop scenic Chickatawbut Hill in Milton invites campers to discover nature through hands-on exploration, creative play, and active learning. Each session features an age-appropriate theme intended to deepen a child’s understanding and awareness of the natural world. Small camp groups and experienced, caring staff create a friendly and safe atmosphere on “the hill.” Registration now open!

Blue Hills Nature Day Camp

Cohasset Sports Complex Camp                Ages 4-13

Half Day, Full Day and Drop In options located in Cohasset. Campers are provided with the experience of learning and playing a variety of exciting sports and games including; Dodgeball, Soccer, Flag Football, Capture the Flag, Wiffle Ball, Cricket and more on the indoor turf field. Summer Camp is held indoors, rain or shine. Registration information coming soon.

Cohasset Sports Complex

Pilgrim Skating Arena                                   Ages 3-14

Pilgrim Skating Arena offers summer programs for all levels: learn to skate, programs to teach new players the game of hockey and programs to help current players improve their skills. Registration for summer 2023 open now!

Pilgrim Skating Arena

Challenge Rocks Adventure Camp.             Ages 7-12

Full Day only. Summer Adventure Camp will keep your kids engaged all day with a roster of climbing challenges, games, team building exercises and more. In addition to climbing, ninja training, and zip-line, themes are incorporated into each day at camp.

Challenge Rocks Adventure Camp

SELA: The International Private School                   Ages 3m-10

Full Day, Half Day and Extended Day options. SELA’s Summer Program is full immersion in Spanish for ages 3 months to 10 years old. The Explorers & Adventurers programs allow children to explore, learn, and discover the world through science, art and literature through a new theme each week. Weekly themes are the same for all ages, but the depth of the projects vary greatly by age groups. The 2023 summer program will run from June 12- August 25. Flexible scheduling with half-days, full-days and extended days available. Registration is now open!

Levitate Warrior Surf Camp                        Ages 7-12

Weekly options for 4 hours each day at Rexhame Beach in Marshfield. Beach based activities focused on surfing, as will as standup paddleboarding, skimboarding, body boarding, ocean safety, snorkeling, tide pools, environmental education and beach games. All equipment is for all activities in included. Registration opens February 18th at 9am.

Levitate Warrior Surf Camp

North River Nature Day Camp                    Ages 4.5-14

Full Day from 9AM-3PM with extended day option available until 5PM in Marshfield. Campers have fun, make friends, and experience nature through outdoor play and discovery at our 225-acre wildlife sanctuary. Daily activities include trail explorations, habitat investigations, hands-on experiments, wildlife observation, creative games and crafts and more. Summer 2023 information coming soon!

North River Nature Camp

Montessori Summer at Bay Farm             Toddler – Grade 3

Bay Farm Montessori Academy in Duxbury offers summer programming for children ages 18 months to Grade 3. A rich blend of fun, learning, and relaxation, children enjoy craft-making, field sports, music, dance, swimming, and more — all under the guidance of Bay Farm’s dedicated staff. Bay Farm Summer nurtures creativity, curiosity, and peaceful exploration of particular themes. Stay tuned for information about their Summer 2023 registration info!

Montessori Summer at Bay

A.C.T Summer Workshop                            Ages 8-18

The Academy of The Company Theatre Summer Workshop is for students ages 8-18. Students choose their own schedule from over seventy classes in the performing and visual arts. A diverse selection of classes are offered, including acting, singing, media arts, painting, photography, dance, technical theatre, playwriting, stage combat, and culinary arts. Camp will run from June 26 – July 14 from 9am-3pm daily.

Full tuition for students is $1310 (subject to change)
*Early registration $1210 through May 1, 2023

A.C.T Summer Workshop

Sew Simple Summer Camps                     Ages 6+

Sew Simple is located in Norwell. Our summer camps are from Monday to Thursday from 9:30am to 12:30pm. All sewing supplies are included in tuition. We supply machines, needles, thread, scissors, etc. If your child has sewed before, she/he will continue improving her/his skills and be challenged by age/skill appropriate projects. Upon completion, students will have projects they will be proud of and can take them home. Campers make new friends, learn new skills, build confidence, and have fun!  All will learn to sew, a skill for life! Email [email protected] to register.

Sew Simple

Rise Above Basketball Camp                      Ages 7-12

Rise Above Basketball’s “Summer Skills Basketball Camps” pres. by New Balance were created to give each athlete the opportunity to better develop their individual & team game through skills training, hands on coaching & productive feedback. Offering co-ed camps in Hanover. RAB places a strong emphasis on the fundamental values of the game while also making sure to stay within today’s style of play. Stay tuned for 2023 registration!

Rise Above Basketball Camp

Hidden Hollow Farms Horseback Riding      Ages: 5+

Half Day and Full Day programs available. Hidden Hollow Farm in Pembroke offers children from beginners to advanced a safe and friendly place to learn and further develop their riding skills. The proper and safe way to lead, groom, saddle, and mount a horse or pony is taught. As well as how to stop and steer a horse while riding. In addition horse anatomy, about related tack, horse care and feeding will be discussed. And lots of games, on the ground with horses, as well as in the saddle are played.

Morning Half Day Program: 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM  $375/week
Afternoon Half Day Program: 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM  $375/week
Full Day Program: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM  $575/week

Hidden Hollow Horseback Riding

South Shore Ballet Theatre                            Ages 7-18

Auditions to participate in SSBT’s summer intensive program will begin in February! The Summer Intensive is an extension of the curriculum offered in the SS Ballet Theatre’s year round program and open to ballet students from all schools. The full day programs includes guest teachers as well as enrichment classes such as jazz, modern, ball room dance, conditioning, and character. This program will run from July 10th through August 4th, 9am-3pm weekdays. Register for auditions by clicking the link above ($20 registration fee).

South Shore Ballet Theatre

Miss Donna’s Summer Camp                                 Ages 3-12

Miss Donna’s summer camp is offering daily adventures to local parks and recreation sites for campers ages 3-12! Transportation is provided to all of these Nature based activities. Campers will also have the opportunity to enjoy crafts, team building activities, sports  and a weekly carnival with prizes and pizza. Weekly camp sessions will run from June 19th-Aug 25th. Full and half day options available. For more information please call (781) 801-5010 or email [email protected].

2023 Youth Soccer Camp/Monroe Soccer Camp            Ages 4-13

Union Street Fields
17 Union Street
Hingham, MA

Boys and Girls
4-13 years old

– June 26-29th 2023, 9am-1pm
– July 10-13th 2023, 9am-1pm

$240/registration fee per camp
Pay by Check- once registered information will be emailed on how to make payment, must pay to hold your spot for camp.
CLICK link to Register-

2023 Advanced – Next Level Soccer Camp/Monroe Soccer Camp        Ages 5th-8th grade

This camp is designed for higher level soccer players who aspire to get higher level training for 5th -8th Graders. Located at Hingham High School turf.

Boys and Girls
– July 24-27
– 9am – 12 pm

$300- registration fee
Pay by Check- once registered information will be emailed on how to make payment, must pay to hold your spot for camp.
CLICK Link to Register-

Did we miss your favorite camp?  Email us at [email protected] and we’ll add you to the list!