Category Archives: Summer

New England Camp Fair

Our 5th annual free camp fair is this Saturday, November 5th from 11am-2pm, and I was hoping you could share this with your school communities. 

In addition to meeting 25+ camps in person, attendees can enter our raffle for over $7,500 in camp gift certificates from camps like HipStitch, Summer @ BB&N, Empow, Camp Cody, and more! Every attendee gets three free raffle tickets!

The Camp Fair is in the Underwood School gym (101 Vernon Street, Newton, MA 02458) from 11am-2pm and there will be free coffee and donuts. 

Please let me know if you have any questions! I have attached our flyers here, and you can learn more at 

Thank you for your support! 

Shannon Abram
Director, New England Camp Fair and NPS mom of a 1st Grader and a 2nd Grader

Registration Available Now – Tim Mayotte Tennis Newton – Newton Parks, Recreation & Culture

Former world top ten player and Massachusetts native, Tim Mayotte, is overseeing Newton’s city-wide tennis-in-the-parks programs.

Registration is open for summer camp, after-school and weekend junior tennis programs. Beginners to advanced players – red, orange, green and yellow ball classes.

Schedules, registration:

Locations: Angier, Warren, Newton North, Newton South.

JCC Camp Kaleidoscope is hiring!

Make a difference this summer! Camp Kaleidoscope, the JCC’s arts and science day camp in Newton, is looking for wonderful camp counselors! Applicants must be rising seniors in HS or above. For more information, go to

Inclusive Summer Day Camp – Music That Matters – Registration Open

Plugged In’s Music That Matters Summer Day Camp.  Music That Matters includes band class, songwriting, recording a song, music video, workshops, offsite events, and performance opportunities. Each session ends with a benefit concert that raises money for a charitable organization chosen by the students themselves. Students are grouped in bands by age, skill level and musical interest.

Ages: 11-18
Hours: 9:00-3:00 (extended day available)
Session 1:  July 11-22
Session 2: July 25 – August 5

Plugged In is a unique, inclusive nonprofit youth rock band program in Needham where young musicians of all levels and needs are welcome. More information and online registration can be found at

Meet & Greet with Camp Kaleidoscope

Meet the Camp Kaleidoscope team at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on Sunday, December 5 from 10:30am-12:30pm. Learn about performing arts, visual arts, science, sports and games and swim activities. Explore a typical day at camp, including extended day, hot lunches, transportation, financial assistance and more! Also, enjoy a guided private tour of our spaces including art rooms, rehearsal studios, gyms and pools. RSVP is required for all attendees at If the morning session doesn’t work for your schedule and you’d prefer to come for a private half-hour tour between 12:30 and 2:30pm, please email

Do Your Part – Be Water Smart!

A note from the City of Newton’s Health and Human Services Department. Summer is right around the corner! As we all get ready for the Fourth of July and in light of the recent drownings around the state, it’s important … Continue reading

“Let’s Get to Work!”

The City of Newton’s Youth Commission is sponsoring a virtual workshop “Let’s Get to Work!”. The focus of the workshop is to provide information to high school aged youth about the work available for the summer and beyond in Newton, … Continue reading

All That Jazz Dance Studio Open House

All That Jazz Dance Studio has just completed a successful year of hybrid, in-person and Zoom dance classes, culminating in 7 amazing in-person recitals on a real outdoor stage in Lexington! They would love to have your family join their … Continue reading

Grades 6-8 Ultimate Summer 2021

For the third year, BUDA will offer an informal, 5v5 middle school summer ultimate league in Newton. Games will be held twice a week and players will be placed on a team for the entire summer. BUDA coaches will facilitate … Continue reading

Inclusive Youth Music Program – In-Person and Global

Plugged In is a unique, inclusive nonprofit youth rock band program where young musicians of all levels and needs are welcome. In person and virtual summer session programs begin the week of June 28th. More information and online registration can … Continue reading