Boston Explorers combines the best of summer camp—creative, spontaneous play and hands-on activities—with the sights and sounds of the city. Campers are on the move, exploring historic and cultural sites, natural spaces, buildings and waterways.

Watch our 4 min video to hear from campers, families & staff about all the great things we do everyday at Boston Explorers!

summer 2017 dates:

  • Session 1: July 10 - 21
  • Session 2: July 24 - August 4
  • Session 3: August 7 - 18
  • Bike Week: August 21 - 24

For more information on Bike Week, see below or visit our registration page.

We accept applications for one session per child. Campers attending sessions 1, 2 or 3 may also attend Bike Week.

Join us for our post-camp Bike Week, as we tour Boston on bikes!

Bike Week: August 21 - 24

  • Bike explorations begin and end at Boston Explorers base camp (Rafael Hernandez School).
  • Hours:  9am -4:30pm
  • Ages 10+ (children must be 10 years old by September 1, 2017)
  • Enrollment limited to 25 children
  • Bike Explorations
    • Franklin Park
    • Boston’s Southwest Corridor & Arnold Arboretum
    • Charles River (Boston & Cambridge sides)
    • East Boston Greenway

Summer in the City!


Go on cool adventures and EXPLORE BOSTON ––tops of buildigs, secret spaces, annd nature in the city––by bike, foot, boat and train


Explore some of Boston's amazing HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOODS

BUILD THINGS with our hands using hammers, saws, drills, and wood burning tools

MAKE ART using all types of materials

Explorers (ages 13-15) will have an opportunity for an OVERNIGHT CAMPING TRIP on Boston Harbor Islands

Get time for free-play, GAMES AND ACTIVITIES (kids choose, not adults)

Learn to swim and do WATER ACTIVITES at pools and beaches

ROW IN BOATS in the Boston Harbor or on the Charles River

Have fun and adventure of the BOSTON HARBOR ISLANDS

Tour BOSTON ON BIKES during our Bike Week

16 & 17 year olds can apply to be LEADERS-IN-TRAINING and work alongside staff during the summer, and gain vauluble experience and knowledge in seminars during the year-round portion.