Summer at BC High

Specialty Programs, Grades 5-8

Specialty Programs are offered for girls and boys entering 5-8th grade. 

Tuition includes all day instruction and supervision, as well as all program materials.

Snack Bar is open for lunch Monday-Thursday. Items include sandwiches, pizza, hamburgers, snacks, cookies, fruit and drinks. On Friday campers have healthy snack choices available in our vending machines.
Specialty Programs for girls and boys entering 5-8th grade. Each program is a full day program 9:00am-3:30pm. Programs are run by Counselors and Instructors who specialize in computer programming, art, drama and general camp activities.

For detailed descriptions of the grade 5-8 specialty programs, please see the information below:

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  • Minecraft

    Session 4: July 16 – July 20 (Monday - Friday)
    Time: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    Minecraft, one of the most popular video games in the world, is more 
    than just a game. An official Immersive Education (iED) learning 
    technology, Minecraft is used by iED teachers around the globe to teach 
    learners of all ages about culture, history, science, technology, 
    engineering, arts & architecture, and math (STEaM). Along the way 
    campers also learn the fundamentals of team-based collaboration and 3D 
    Campers will use Minecraft to develop logical thinking and problem 
    solving skills while creatively expressing themselves through 3D 
    artistry, design and architecture. With an emphasis on teamwork and 
    collaboration, campers will work together to virtually re-create a site 
    from the Boston Freedom Trail, such as Paul Revere’s House, or The Old 
    North Church.

  • Movie Making and Beyond

    Session 5: July 23 – July 27 (Monday - Friday)
    9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    YouTube is one of the most popular mobile apps and websites for both 
    children and adults. Almost 5 BILLION videos are watched on Youtube 
    every single day, by over 30 million visitors. Not only is YouTube an 
    incredibly popular destination for youngsters, it can also be extremely 
    lucrative. Last year, for example, the youngest YouTube star made over 
    11 million dollars at the tender age of just 6 years old!
    Despite being the world's most popular digital destination for children 
    of all ages, most people don’t realize that the minimum age to be a 
    "YouTuber" (someone who creates YouTube videos) is 13. So what is a 
    young video creator to do? In a safe, socially conscious way, this camp 
    will teach your child how to create and share their videos on YouTube. 
    Campers will also learn how their parent or legal guardian can authorize 
    them to be a YouTuber if they are younger than YouTube's minimum age limit.
    Campers will develop their imagination and increase their confidence as 
    they develop, film and edit their own videos using BC High’s theatre, 
    green-screen technology and state-of-the-art video editing tools from 
    Apple and YouTube.  Media literacy and online safety will be enforced 
    during the week as they learn the technical skills to create a video the 
    entire family will be proud to share.
  • Theatre Camp

    Session 7 & 8: Aug 6-17 (Monday - Friday)-2 week session
    9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    Join BC High Drama Teacher Janet PetitBon in our air-conditioned 350 seat theatre, as campers will participate in this year's Summer Camp Caberet.

    We will focus on all aspects of a a theatre production including auditions, creating a character, costumes, props, and sets. Campers enjoy a positive, inclusive environment which culminates in a performance of their own show

    No experience necessary- just a willingness to learn and have fun!

Program Overview

2019 Program Dates
Session 1: June 24-28
Session 2: July 1-3*
     No Camp Thursday and Friday July 4th & 5th
Session 3: July 8-12
Session 4: July 15-19
Session 5: July 22-26
Session 6: July 29-Aug. 2
Session 7: August 5-9
Session 8: August 12-15

Program Hours
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Program Fees
Vary depending on program. See descriptions for specific pricing

Extended Day
8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
 $45 per week
Afternoon: $55 per week
Both: $90 per week

*All programs run Monday through Friday, except for Session 2; there is no camp Wed. and Thurs., July 4th & 5th. Programs running that week will be pro-rated.

Downloads for Speciality Programs & Athletic Clinics

Contact Us

Beth Johns-Thomas
Director of Summer Programs
(617) 474-5181