Summer at BC High

Specialty Clinics and Classes, Grades 4-8

This summer, design your own BC High Summer experience tailored to your interests. Sign-up for a single class or build a customized, full-day program experience by choosing a morning and afternoon program for one, two, or three weeks!
For detailed descriptions of the grade 4-8 specialty clinics and classes, please see the information below:

Creative Computing (morning)

Session 1, Session 2, Session 3
In this full day Immersive Education class, use fun and easy visual programming tools to learn the fundamentals of coding as you explore logic and reasoning, mathematical thinking, and creative computing concepts. Take one, two or all three weeks!

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  • Session 1: Scratch

    Use Scratch to program (code) your own interactive stories, games, and animations while learning the fundamentals of programming (coding).
    Developed by the MIT Media Lab, Scratch has a proven history of teaching young learners mathematical and computational concepts while they learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively in a fun and exciting manner.

    For more information about Scratch, visit
  • Session 2: Minecraft

    Use Minecraft to develop logical thinking and problem solving skills while creatively expressing themselves through 3D artistry, design and architecture. With an emphasis on team-work and collaboration, during this week work together with other students to virtually re-create the Old North Church along the Boston Freedom Trail.
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  • Session 3: Video Games & Virtual Reality

    This exciting week of camp introduces campers to the unreal world of video games and Virtual Reality not only from the consumer (user) perspective, but also starts them on the road to becoming a producer (creator) by teaching them to design and program (code) video games and create VR environments using their very own Google Cardboard VR headset that is theirs to keep after camp is over.

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Makerspace (morning)

Session 1, Session 2, Session 3
Immerse yourself in the Makerspace at BC High! The BC High Makerspace aims to foster a maker mindset of growth and provide an inclusive space for creativity, collaboration of ideas, exploration and invention. Build your knowledge of content and skills by brainstorming, designing, planning and executing projects with student and adult ‘maker’ mentors. 

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  • Session 1: RasberryPi

    RasberryPi is a small, pocket size computer that you can learn to program through fun and practical projects. Explore the basic components of the RasberryPi and learn how they compare to traditional computers. Learn principles of programming by completing projects involving sensors, servers, music and games.
  • Session 2: Arduino

    Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. Explore the basic principles of programming with Arduino by completing projects involving sound, robotics, motors, lighting and displays. Learn to send sets of instructions to the microcontroller on the board using breadboards, capacitors, DC motors, LEDs, jumper wires, sensors, LCD displays, buttons and piezos.
  • Session 3: Makerspace Mash Up

    Complete a range of projects using the tools and equipment in the BC High Makerspace. Projects will include flying programmable drones, 3D design using AutoDesk software and apps, 3D printing, circuits, electronics, soldering and woodworking.

Knucklebones (afternoon)

Session 1, Session 2, Session 3
Join the experienced staff of New England’s most diverse athletic services company, Knucklebones, for fun organized group activities and team building challenges including Gaga, Poison, Flag Grab and many more.

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  • Session 1: Survivor

    With over 28 US seasons and countless variations in other countries, Survivor has created some of the greatest challenges known to man.  Replicating scores of these challenges, participants will engage in mental, physical and creative tasks.  From a giant puzzle to a rolling boulder, knot tying to being bound together while working to get through a maze, participants will be presented with their very own season of Survivor.
  • Session 2: Color Wars

    One of the best camp traditions is now a breakout tradition of its own.  Divided into teams, each with its own color, campers will compete in traditional and not so traditional sports and activities, earning points along the way.  Team challenges include Castleball, Omnikin Poison, Kickball, Gaga, Scavenger Hunt, Slacklines, etc. The week will conclude with one event that can propel any team forward to claim the crown!
  • Session 3: Camp Games

    This class is not your average sports session! Bringing our own unique equipment, we’ll engage in traditional sports such as Hockey, Soccer and Basketball as well as old school favorites like Kickball, Kick the Can and Gaga. We’ll also incorporate outside the box games like Kinball Volleyball, Flag Wag and Guards. Everyone will be challenged, active and have a blast!  

FIRST LEGO League Skills Camp (afternoon)

Session 1, Session 2, Session 3
FIRST LEGO League teams are challenged to develop solutions to real-world problems by designing, building, and programing a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS®. In this camp, learn the basics of the mechanical design and robotic programming used in FIRST Lego League.

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  • Program Overview

    Working with your team, build and program a LEGO MINDSTORMS® EV3 robot to autonomously complete a variety of tasks including simple movements and those involving sensors.
    In each session, tackle different challenges and modify robots using various structures, motors, light sensors, impact sensors, and gyroscopes.

Visual Arts (afternoon)

Session 1, Session 2, Session 3
Using BC High Studios as your home base, explore our campus, the harbor and the local neighborhoods to learn from and inspire. Situated on Columbia Point BC High has access to a wonderful balance of both urban and natural environments.  

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    All sessions offer daily design challenges that will engage you in creative risk taking and problem solving. Our Studio Art program emphasizes the Jesuit ideal of “openess to growth” and seeking "God in All things”.  We see students as creative thinkers and intuitive art makers. This art camp will emphasize experiential learning as you explore the world, the environment, universal themes, places, ideas and yourself while building skills and engaging in a variety of artistic experiences and mediums including: drawing, sculpture, printmaking, collage and paint.
    Session 1: Nature & Wildlife on Columbia Point
    Session 2: Creating Boston Cityscapes
    Session 3: Earth, Wind, Fire, & Water

Program Overview

Program Dates
Session 1: July 10-14
Session 2: July 17-21
Session 3: July 24-28

Program Hours
Morning Offerings: 9 a.m. to Noon*
Afternoon Offerings: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.*
Supervised Lunch and Recess: Noon to 1 p.m. (boxed lunches are available for purchase)

Program Fees
Half-Day: $200 per week (choose one offering)
Full-Day: $375 per week (choose one morning and one afternoon offering)

Extended Day
8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
 $45 per week
Afternoon: $45 per week

*All morning and afternoon programs run Monday through Friday

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Contact Us

John Lynch
Director of Summer Programs
(617) 474-5180