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Summer Programs

Summer 2022 


Sports Camps:
150 Morrissey Boulevard is the place to be this summer with a wide variety of sports camps, elite baseball clinics and Scholastic Sports Performance programs. We look forward to having players out on the fields throwing, hitting, kicking and running!

Academic Courses, Drivers Ed & Specialty Programs:
Here at BC High we offer a wide variety of Academic and Enrichment Courses, as well as Specialty Programs including Summer Drama Camp, Art Camp, Dungeons and Dragons, Coding, Robotics & Minecraft for both boys and girls, grades 5-12 this summer! Space is limited in all courses and speciality programs for an optimal learning and experience.

Program Dates

June 20 – August 12

Specific program dates and times vary. See specific program for details.

Contact Us

Beth Johns-Thomas

Director of Campus Events & Summer Programs

Academic Courses

Academic Courses & Credit Recovery

Grades 9-12

Enrichment Courses

Grades 6-8

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Sports Camps

Grades 7-11

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Specialty Programs

Grades 5-12

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Driver’s Education

High School Academic Courses

High School Academic Courses & Credit Recovery

Grades 9 – 12

For over 17 years BC High has offered top notch, academic courses in a wide variety of areas including SAT or ACT Prep, College Essay and the Common App as well as courses for high school credit or as an enrichment course.

Our courses are designed for both boys and girls to enhance their education in an area they may want to excel or to prepare them for courses in the upcoming school year. No matter what your student’s interests, we offer a summer academic program that will help them excel and enhance their high school course load.

  • College Essay and the Common App

    College Essay and the Common App

    Date: June 20-23 OR July 25-28 OR August 1-4 OR August 8-11
    Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Tuition: $550
    Grade: entering grade 12

    This class is open for rising seniors who want additional guidance through the college application process and/or want to have their college application process already in motion before the school year starts.

    During this 4-day co-ed course students will work closely with a BC High guidance counselor to compose their Common Application essay and complete the basics of the Common Application. In addition, students will receive assistance in the college search and selection process. Students will have homework assignments during this boot camp primarily related to drafting their essay.

  • ACT Test Prep

    ACT Test Prep

    Date: June 20-July 7 (No class July 4th) Monday-Thursday
    Time: 8 a.m.-11 a.m.
    Tuition: $550
    Grade: entering grades 11-12

    BC High offers the complete Summit Review course, including successful strategy concepts and proven test-taking techniques in the areas of English, Math, Reading and Science. Three practice exams are included and administered in this course. The first day and last day is a practice test and one other practice test will be administered at the discretion of the instructor to track the student’s progress. Attendance at every class is expected.

  • SAT Test Prep

    SAT Test Prep

    Date: July 11-July 28 Monday-Thursday
    Time: 8 a.m-11 a.m.
    Tuition: $550
    Grade: entering grades 11-12

    The SAT exam is a measure of the critical thinking skills you’ll need for academic success in college. The SAT includes a Critical Reading, Math, and Writing section, with a specific number of questions related to content. Three practice exams are included and administered in this course. The first day and last day is a practice test and one other practice test will be administered at the discretion of the instructor to track the student’s progress. Attendance at every class is expected.

  • Chemistry I (Full Credit)

    Chemistry I (Full Credit)
    Date: June 20-July 28 (No class July 4th) Monday-Thursday
    Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    Tuition: $1500
    Grades: entering grades 10-12

    This course is for sophomores, juniors and seniors. This course enables students to learn chemistry through experimentation and observation. Organizing the concepts, theories, and principles of chemistry allows students to develop an understanding of the materials that make up our world, the forces that bind them together, and the laws that govern changes in materials. The daily work in chemistry places emphasis on applying concepts, analytical reasoning, and problem solving using dimensional analysis. The use of a scientific calculator is required.
    Prerequisite: Minimum of a C semester grade in both Algebra I and Biology I. (Lab Science)

  • Chemistry I Honors (Full Credit)

    Chemistry I Honors (Full Credit)
    Date: June 20-July 28 (No class July 4th) Monday-Thursday
    Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    Tuition: $1500
    Grades: entering grades 10-12

    This course is for sophomores, juniors and seniors. Chemistry I Honors differs from Chemistry I in that a greater number of topics are covered in greater depth and the expectations are that the students will develop higher-level analytical skills. Those topics include thermodynamics, molality, colligative properties, introductory organic chemistry and preparation for the Chemistry SAT II. Students taking Chemistry Honors will be combined with Chemistry I students and be challenged differently in classwork, homework and tests.
    Prerequisite: B+ semester grade in both Algebra I and Biology I. Department Approval Required (Lab Science)

  • Intro to Chemistry

    Intro to Chemistry
    Date: July 11-21 (Monday-Thursday)
    Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $500
    Grades: entering grades 9-11

    The goal of this course is to introduce students to the top 10 Chemistry topics which tend to pose the greatest difficulty. We begin with Mathematics or Chemistry, Atomic Structure, Atom and Ion Names, Compound Formation, Molar Mass and Percent Composition. A strong focus will also be on note taking and outlining study-skills and habits.

  • Intro to Biology

    Intro to Biology
    Date: July 25-August 4 (Monday-Thursday)
    Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $500
    Grades: entering grades 9-10

    This course is a broad introduction and overview of basic biology concepts aimed at providing students with a first exposure. After being exposed to the concepts in this course, the goal is that the students will have an easier time comprehending and working with these topics during the school year when they take a full year biology course. Some topics to include: Building blocks of life, DNA basics, What is a cellular functions, genetics and more. A strong focus will also be on note taking and outlining study-skills and habits.

  • Digital Photography (.25 Credit)

    Digital Photography (0.25 Credit)
    Date: July 11-27  Monday-Friday (weeks 1 and 2), Monday-Wednesday (week 3)
    Time: 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $500
    Grades: entering grades 9-12

    This course serves as an introduction to photography through digital imaging.  Emphasis will be placed on developing composition and aesthetic skills, technical craftsmanship, and critical analysis.  A text is provided that covers camera fundamentals and addresses technical information.  Students will be shooting a series of photographic assignments on campus and at home in addition to learning from the text.  It is highly recommended that each student has his or her own digital camera to complete the homework assigned in this course.

  • Intro to Drawing(.25 Credit)

    Intro to Drawing (0.25 Credit)
    Date: June 20-July 7 (No class July 4th) Monday-Thursday
    Time: 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $500
    Grades: entering grades 9-12

    Students will learn the fundaments of drawing, which is the basis of visual thought. Through the use of traditional techniques, students will be developing and refining their skills of observation and visual communication. Subjects explored will include the human figure, perspectives, still life, landscapes, and manga/cartooning. An assortment of media will be available including ink, colored pencil, charcoal, marker and graphite. In addition to student production, the understanding of aesthetics, art criticism and art history are incorporated into the course.

  • Introduction to Algebra I

    Introduction to Algebra 1
    Dates: June 20-July 8 (No class July 4th) Monday-Friday
    Time: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
    Tuition: $500
    Grades: entering grades 7-10

    This course is designed for students who are entering Algebra I in the fall and wish to augment their arithmetic skills for fractions, percents, and different number sets in the context of solving a linear equation. Other topics appropriate to the students’ skill levels will also be covered.

  • Introduction to Geometry

    Introduction to Geometry
    Date: July 11-28 Monday-Thursday
    Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Tuition: $500
    Grades: entering grades 8-10

    This course is a good introduction to what is covered in Geometry. It is useful for those taking PSAT test who have not taken Geometry. Exploring Geometry will look at a number of different topics ranging from triangles and polygons, angles, parallel lines, similar figures, area, perimeter and volume. The class will also cover Pythagorean Theorem and special right triangle rules.

  • Trig for Calculus

    Trig for Calculus
    Date: June 20-July 7 (No class July 4th) Monday-Thursday
    Time: 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $500
    Grades: entering grades 11-12

    This course is designed for students who demonstrate aptitude for mathematics and who performed very well in an Algebra II class. This class will cover the topics in Trigonometry: the Unit Circle, the graphs and values of the six trigonometric functions, trigonometric equations, and applications of trigonometric functions. The course will rapidly cover the necessary topics to determine if students would adapt well to the rigorous pacing of an Honors course. Upon successful completion of the class, students will be recommended for Calculus Honors or Precalculus Honors.

  • High School Writing

    High School Writing
    Date: July 11-28 Monday-Thursday
    Time: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
    Tuition: $500
    Grades: entering grades 9-12

    This course is geared for current High School Students who wish to improve and augment their academic writing skills. Students will be required to write and read daily. Students will write academic essays that will require them to analyze, compare and define specific ideas. The class will review the writing process including: organization, clarity, development, sentence structure and grammar.

  • BCHire Summer Seminar

    BCHire Summer Seminar: Professional Discernment and Formation – IN PERSON & ONLINE

    Dates and Times:
    July 11 & 12  Monday & Tuesday at BCH 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    July 18, July 25, August 1  Mondays on Zoom 10:00 a.m.

    Who: Members of the Class of 2023 in collaboration with leaders and innovators within the BC High community and alumni network.

    Details: In this seminar, we learn about how the Jesuits developed their global education network.  Students will be challenged to reflect on the traits and values that enabled the Jesuits to thrive in varied global cultures and historical contexts.  Chris Lowney’s Heroic Leadership serves as the primary text for the course and as we explore themes of self-awareness, ingenuity, love, and heroism.  The text will be supplemented by articles, podcasts, aptitude and interest assessments, and online discussions with leaders in the BC High network.

    We will use the themes from the text and online conversations for students to then reflect on their own summer jobs or career aspirations.  The hope is that this online forum provides an opportunity to think deeply about some big questions in life: What am I good at?  What do I want to study in college?  Are there careers I want to pursue?  How do I build a network of supportive colleagues and mentors?

    Students that complete all required readings and assignments will have “BCHire Summer Seminar: Exploring Professional Formation and Discernment” listed on their transcript as a Passed course, much like the service requirements.

    Register:  Students must commit to attending both in person days and zoom meetings, as well as completing assigned readings, journal responses, and the reflection paper.

    Contact: For more information or details, please contact Mr. Gardner ([email protected]) 617-474-5137

Academic Credit Recovery Courses

Grades 9 – 12

BC High offers Academic Credit Recovery courses for students who need to make up a low or non-passing grade. Students will intensively review a subject to be able to pass the required test for a passing grade. Some homework and outside class time may be required for each course, depending on the course. This program is available to any High School student from both Independent and Public Schools.

Class offerings will be available by June 10th.

Courses are Monday-Thursday; June 27-July 28, 2022. For five-weeks. Attendance for the entire course is required. Family vacations and other camp programs are not excused absences. Students missing more than 2 course days will NOT receive credit for the courses. Cost per course is $450

Final grades will be submitted to the student’s school thru BC High’s Summer Program’s office.

Middle School Enrichment Courses

Middle School Enrichment Courses

Grades 6 – 8

At BC High we provide a variety of enrichment course specifically designed for boys and girls to enrich a middle schoolers (6-8th grade) education. Courses are designed to enhance students learning and prepare them for the upcoming school year.

  • Middle School Math Fundamentals

    Middle School Math Fundamentals
    Date: June 20-July 7 (No class July 4th) Monday-Thursday
    Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $500
    Grades: entering grades 6-8

    This course is designed for students entering 6, 7, and 8 grade who need to improve knowledge of basic arithmetic operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percentages.

  • Middle School Writing Fundamentals

    Middle School Writing Fundamentals 
    Date: June 20-July 7 (No class July 4th) Monday-Thursday
    Time: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
    Tuition: $500
    Grades: entering grades 6-8

    This course is designed for students entering 6, 7, and 8 grade who need to improve their English grammar and writing skills. Students will review vocabulary, basic grammar, basic writing skills, paragraph unity, and coherence. Students will also read short works of fiction and write critical analyses based on their reading.

  • Study Skills for Middle School

    Study Skills for Middle School
    Date: July 11-28   Monday-Thursday
    Time: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
    Tuition: $500
    Grades: entering grades 6-8

    This course will provide students with basic, practical way to study across the curriculum. The first lesson will focus on behavioral and organizational skills and will provide students with opportunities to discover how they will learn best. Units on time management and note taking will lead into subject-specific study techniques, reading comprehension and writing skills, as well as test taking tips.

  • Intro to Algebra I

    Introduction to Algebra 1
    Dates: June 20-July 8 (No class July 4th) Monday-Friday
    Time: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
    Tuition: $500
    Grades: entering grades 7-10

    This course is designed for students who are entering Algebra I in the fall and wish to augment their arithmetic skills for fractions, percents, and different number sets in the context of solving a linear equation. Other topics appropriate to the students’ skill levels will also be covered.

Sports Camps

Sports Camps

Our sports camps are designed for players of all ability levels! The goal of our BCH coaches is to instruct athletes to the best of their ability and target specific skills. We promote teamwork and fun through various drills, games and competitions.

  • Baseball Camp (Boys Entering Grades 7-11)

    Baseball Camp 

    Date: Session 1: June 20-24
    Time: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $395
    Grades: Entering grades 7-11

    Date: Session 2: June 27-July 1
    Time: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $395
    Grades: Entering grades 7-11

    Our Baseball Camp is designed for the camper who wants to develop and sharpen his baseball skills! The emphasis of this camp is both on the fundamentals of baseball and on having fun. Small-group instruction to develop skills in hitting, fielding, throwing, bunting, and positional play. A series of controlled scrimmages provides the coaching staff with the opportunity to evaluate campers’ play. The afternoon focuses on fundamentals to reinforce each camper’s skill development, scrimmages and game play.

    Monan Park is a state-of-the-art all turf Baseball field and along with indoor batting cages this makes BCH the perfect place for boys to play ball!

    All our coaches are BC High coaches.

  • Elite Power Hitting Camp (Boys Entering Grades 9-12)

    Elite Power Hitting Camp

    Date: July 19, 20, 21
    Time: 8:45 a.m. – 10:15am OR 10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

    Date: July 26, 27, 28
    Time: 8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

    Date: August 2, 3, 4
    Time: 8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
    Tuition: $175
    Grades: Entering grades 9-12

    High School baseball players – get your hacks in at the BC High Summer, Elite Power Hitting Camp.  This three-day focused hitting camp will emphasize skills like bunting, hitting fastballs and curveballs through a series of drills, cage work and live arm pitching.

    The training sessions will be limited to 20 players per session. There will be a 4:1 player to coach ratio. These small group sessions will afford the high school player with the ability to get plenty of instruction and repetition.  Participants will also be able to take advantage of our indoor batting facilities in the event of inclement weather.

  • Pitchers & Catchers Bootcamp (Boys Entering Grades 9-12)

    Pitchers & Catchers Bootcamp

    Date: July 26, 27, 28
    Time: 10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $175
    Grades: Entering grades 9-12

    Date: August 2, 3, 4
    Time: 10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $175
    Grades: Entering grades 9-12

    High School Pitchers & Catchers take your game to the next level with the BC High Pitchers & Catchers Summer bootcamp!  Join members of the BC High baseball coaching staff for a three-day camp focused exclusively on developing pitchers and catchers.

    Pitchers: Small group sessions will afford the pitcher with the ability to learn about pre-throwing arm care, throwing drills, flat ground bullpens, regular bullpens, throwing live to batters, pick off moves, fielding your position, game management strategies and post throwing recovery.

    Catchers: The coaching staff will emphasize skills like receiving, blocking, throwing, catching pop ups, tag plays, fielding your position, hip & ankle mobility/flexibility, pitch calling and game management strategies.

    This training session will be limited for a 4:1 player to coach ratio.  Participants will also be able to take advantage of our indoor mounds and baseball facilities in the event of inclement weather.

  • Baseball Strength Academy (Boys Entering Grades 9-12)

    Baseball Strength Academy

    Date: July 26, 27, 28, August 2, 3, 4
    Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $525
    Grades: Entering grades 9-12

    Calling all serious High School baseball players to join members of the BC High baseball coaching staff for a six-day intensive strength condition baseball camp. Focusing on arm strength, speed, agility, throwing, hitting and catching. Pitchers and Catchers specific work-outs will also be offered during this 2 week/6 day Baseball Academy.

    This two week training session will be limited to 20 players. There will be a 4:1 player to coach ratio, with coaches emphasizing skills through a series of drills, machine work and weight room work.

  • Basketball Camp (Boys Entering Grades 7-11)

    Basketball Camp

    Date: July 11-15
    Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Tuition: $325
    Grades: Entering grades 7-8

    Date: July 18-22
    Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Tuition: $325
    Grades: Entering grades 9-11

    The ultimate goal of BCH Basketball Camp is to improve the level of play for each camper and provide him with a rewarding and fun basketball experience. Boys will learn the fundamentals of basketball and sharpen skills for an all-around better game. A low camper-to-counselor ratio ensures that participants have the opportunity to reach their full potential. All our coaches are BC High coaches and stress to campers the importance of teamwork, create a safe learning environment for all campers, accountability and sportsmanship.

  • Football Camp (Boys Entering Grades 7-10)

    Football Camp

    Date: June 27-30 Monday-Thursday
    Time: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    Tuition: $325
    Grades: Entering grades 9-12

    Date: July 18-21  Monday-Thursday
    Time: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    Tuition: $325
    Grades: Entering grades 7-9

    Entering grade 9 players can choose either or both weeks of camp.

    Our football camp at BC High is aimed at improving the student athlete’s performance on and off the field. Each session will mimic a typical practice day that our high school students would go through during the season. Players will be paired with experienced and knowledgeable coaches who will teach techniques and drills that will instill confidence in our campers.

    Example of a practice session:
    Weight Room:
    Stretching, Agility and strength training
    Field Work:
    Individual specific technique work
    Group or Team work in specific position groups
    Team Building
    7 v 7 games

    This camp is a contact free camp. Helmets and shoulder pads are not required.

  • Lacrosse Camp (Boys Entering Grades 5-11)

    Lacrosse Camp

    Date: July 19, 26, Aug. 2, 9-Tuesdays
    Time: 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
    Tuition: $275
    Grades: Entering grades 7-8

    Date: July 21, 28, Aug 4, 11-Thursdays
    Time: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
    Tuition: $275
    Grades: Entering grades 9-11

    This Lacrosse camp will focus on all areas of skill development and will be led by BC High’s Varsity Lacrosse Staff. BC High Lacrosse Alumni will be on site to speak with academy players about recruiting tips and what it takes to play lacrosse at the college level. This camp is designed for young players who are looking to improve their game. as well as current players looking to enhance their skills.

    Players will need complete lacrosse equipment to participate in the camp.

  • Soccer Camp (Boys Entering Grades 6-11)

    Soccer Camp 

    Date: July 18-22
    Time: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $395
    Grades: Entering grades 6-8

    Date: July 25-29
    Time: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $395
    Grades: Entering grades 9-11

    Our BC High Soccer Camp emphasizes improving a strong foundation of soccer skills for the beginner to advanced player. The younger camp is perfect for campers who want to advance their soccer skills and enjoyment of the game. The older camp is designed for the high school player who is looking for an in-depth tactical and technical camp experience. Our camps combine advanced training with a fun!

    Our goal is for all campers to have a productive week of soccer that will enhance both their skills and passion for the game. Skill development will include but not limited to: ball mastery and control, offensive and defensive positional play, technical and tactical training.

    We also have on a dedicated goalkeeper coach to train goalkeepers’ technical skills and game tactical skills.

    The coaching staff has a proven ability to teach, motivate, and communicate with players. Our goal is to ensure that every camper has an enjoyable, positive experience that stresses fundamentals, teamwork, and sportsmanship. All are encouraged to be the best player and teammate they can be. We strive to improve skills, soccer knowledge, confidence, and passion for the game.

  • All Sports (Boys Entering Grades 5-8)

    All Sports

    Date: July 5-8, 2021
    Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $275
    Grades: Entering  grades 5-8

    Do you love ALL Sports, not just football, soccer and baseball but the recreational ones too like; gaga ball, parkour, ultimate frisbee, floor hockey and whiffle ball? Then this is the camp for you! Spend the morning playing a wide variety of active sports and games on the field and the courts both indoors and out. Develop skills, learn to play a new game, work as a team and meet some like-minded friends! Counselors are coaches and mentors. Their goal is to make sure each participant is having fun, encouraging teamwork, and instill positive sportsmanship.

  • Scholastic Sports Performance (Entering Grades 7-12)

    BCH Scholastic Sports Performance Program 

    Weight Room 101:

    Date: June 21-July 28 (No class July 4th) Tuesdays & Thursdays
    Time: 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
    Tuition: $295 (six week program)
    Grades: Entering grades 6-8

    All Athletes Program:

    Date: June 21-July 28 (No class July 4th) Tues., Wednes., Thurs.
    Time: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Tuition: $395 (six week program)
    Grades: Entering grades 9 – 11

    Our Scholastic Sports Performance program is geared for Middle School and High School students who are either training as an athlete or just to maintain a strong body. Students will work on the fundamentals of athletic development including mobility, strength, power, speed and conditioning. Coaches will plan an individual, specialized training program for each student based on their sport and/or interest.

    Weight Room 101-Middle School age students (Grades 6, 7 & 8): Will learn weightlifting safety and techniques used to improve speed, agility, and strength to make better athletes and build stronger bodies.

    All Athlete Program-High School age students (Grades 9-11): Will workout using free weights and machines to improve running mechanics; sprint speed and flexibility to change of direction. Improve athletic strength and size; weightlifting specific for sport and improve posture.  Participants will learn how to manage body recovery; sleep, stress management and sports nutrition as well as, lower the risk of injury through mobility with dynamic warm-ups and full range of motion exercises.

  • Speed Performance Camp (Entering Grades 7-10)

    Speed Performance Camp:

    Date: June 21-July 28 (No class July 4th) Tues., Wednes., Thurs.
    Time: 10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Tuition: $395 (six week program)
    Grades: Entering grades 7 – 8

    Date: June 21-July 28 (No class July 4th) Tues., Wednes., Thurs.
    Time: 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
    Tuition: $395 (six week program)
    Grades: Entering grades 9 – 10

    This Speed Performance Camp is designed to build a foundation for healthy running and to improve playing speed for sports while reducing the risk of injury. There will be a little bit of focus on long distance running and will primarily include but not be limited to:

    • Body Awareness
    • Form and Technique
    • Speed, Agility, Quickness training
    • Enhanced Power output
    • Injury Prevention
    • Decreased reaction time
    • S.M.A.R.T goal setting
Specialty Programs

Specialty Programs

Grades 5 – 12

Specialty Programs for girls and boys entering 5-12th grade. Programs vary between half day 8:30 am-12:00pm or a full day program 8:30 am-2:30pm. Programs are run by Instructors who specialize in computer programming, art, drama and general camp activities.

  • Arts Camp (Entering Grades 5-8)

    Arts Camp 

    Date: June 27-July 1
    Time: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $450
    Grades: Entering grades 5-8

    Do you love art and being creative with a wide variety of media– paint, markers, colored pencils, clay, string, wire, modge-podge? Then is is the camp for you. There will be an Art Show at the end of the week, with a little cooking added in too!

  • All Sports (Boys-Entering Grades 5-8)

    All Sports

    Date: July 5-8
    Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $275
    Grades: Entering 5-8

    Do you love ALL Sports, not just football, soccer and baseball but the recreational ones too like; gaga ball, parkour, ultimate frisbee, floor hockey and whiffle ball? Then this is the camp for you! Spend the morning playing a wide variety of active sports and games on the field and the courts both indoors and out. Develop skills, learn to play a new game, work as a team and meet some like-minded friends! Counselors are coaches and mentors. Their goal is to make sure each participant is having fun, encouraging teamwork, and instill positive sportsmanship.

  • Minecraft (Entering Grades 5-8)

    Minecraft

    Date: July 11-15
    Time: 8:30 a.m.-2:30p.m.
    Tuition: $550
    Grades: Entering grades 5-8, Co-ed

    Minecraft, one of the most popular video games in the world, is more than just a game. Minecraft is used around the globe to teach learners of all ages about culture, history, science, technology, engineering, arts & architecture, coding and math (STEM).

    Campers will use Minecraft to develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills while creatively expressing themselves through 3D artistry, design and architecture thought teamwork and collaboration.

  • Robotics and Beyond (Entering Grades 5-8)

    Robotics and Beyond 

    Date: July 18-22
    Time: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $550
    Grades: Entering grades 5-8, Co-ed

    During this week of Robotics camp, campers will program a wide variety of robots sure to excite them in many ways they could not have possibly imagined. Harness the love of Legos and robots when working with Lego Mindstorm EV3 and Lego Education WeDo2.  Campers will also spend a day with a few BCH students from the First Robotics Team and the BCH Robot to learn about its programming , how it works and making it go!

  • Coding and more! (Entering Grades 5-8)

    Coding and more!

    Date: July 25-29
    Time: 8:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $550
    Grades: Entering grades 5-8, Co-ed

    Computing jobs are the #1 source of new wages in the United States yet most of those jobs remain open due to lack of qualified applicants. Engaging young minds to the excitement of programming gives benefits not only in their future but develops computational thinking, algorithmic logic, problem-solving and creativity which are assets to them today.

    Campers will code with the latest and greatest version of Scratch 3.0 from the MIT Media Lab and Raspberry Pi. Rock out with musical instruments and play video games on controllers they created themselves with Maeky Makey and Micro:Bit.

  • Summer Drama Camp (Enter Grades 7-12)

    Summer Drama at BC High
    Date: June 20-July 1 Monday-Friday
    Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Tuition: $650
    Grades: entering grades 7-12

    Theater needs to be fun, it needs to engage and it has to inspire.”

    Flashing blades, families at war, bloody murder, young lovers caught between loyalty and their heart’s desire. One of Shakespeare’s greatest plays explored as it should be, full of life and laughter. This is not your “Granny’s Shakespeare”, but a fun filled, action packed rehearsal process culminating in a 105 minute production for friends and family. Along the way, students will explore stage combat, clowning skills, and verse speaking as the bard intended. This summer workshop is the perfect opportunity for actors of all levels to develop techniques and forge new friendships working in this ensemble style production.

    About the Director:
    Ross MacDonald is currently the Director of Theater at Buckingham Browne & Nichols Upper School, but has been for almost twenty years a working actor, director, producer and teaching artist. He has worked onstage in both the UK and USA and has enjoyed magical monuments with numerous companies, talented actors and directors, including an Oscar winner, and legendary members of the theater world. Ross also has the strange distinction of studying under the same teachers who taught his ‘acting heroes’ Alan Rickman and Sir Kenneth Branagh!

    Ross is delighted to return to BC High, where he has fond memories as both a guest theater director and rugby coach.

  • Dungeon & Dragons (Entering Grades 7-9)

    Dungeon & Dragons!

    Date: August 1-5
    Time: 8:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $325
    Grades: Entering grades 5-9, Co-ed

    Join us for a one-week D&D adventure! Players will work together to create characters and then play through a full campaign. All are welcome, from absolute newcomers to veteran dungeon masters. If you have your own dice please bring them, if not we will have some for you to use. Nothing to purchase we provide everything. Ever wanted to learn how to play? This is the time!

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Driver’s Education Courses at BC High

Due to a staffing shortage with AAA, they will not be able to offer in-person classes at BCH this summer.

Please contact AAA at (855) 222-1050 for details about online classes or other options for drivers education classes.

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Open to Boys & Girls

Students will need to bring their own lunch or they may purchase lunch in the student cafe. There will be a 30-minute break for lunch.

Classroom materials will be provided.

Cost
Cost for AAA Members is $875 and for non-AAA members is $950. The cost does NOT include the $20 certification RMV fee.

Questions
Please contact AAA at (855) 222-1050 or Beth Johns-Thomas, Director of Summer Programs at [email protected] or (617) 474-5181

About the Program

30-hours of classroom instruction including:

  • Understanding the vehicle
  • Basic driving skills
  • Rules of the road
  • Making safe driving decisions
  • Driving in all weather conditions
  • The dangers of alcohol, drugs, and driving

 

Outside of the 30 classroom hours, students will also have to take:

  • 12 hours behind-the-wheel instruction
  • 6 hours of in-car observation time

State-mandated Parent/Guardian Course
A two-hour course that will assist parents/guardians in helping new drivers, as mandated by the state. The class covers Junior Operator License (JOL) rules for drivers 16.5-18 years old.

 

Home drop-off and pick-up will not be available. All behind-the-wheel instruction and observations will begin and end at BC High.

 

 

FAQ

  • Is transportation provided?

    Transportation is not provided. Public Transportation via the MBTA with both the T and Commuter Rail. The stop for Boston College HS is a 5 -minute walk from the JFK/UMass Red Line/Commuter Rail stop.

  • What time may I drop off my child?

    Most camps and special programs begin at 8 am or 8:30 am. Please drop off your child no earlier than fifteen minutes before the start time.

  • Do you need any medical information for my child?

    Medical information for any Sport Camps participant is mandatory. Physical forms from campers Doctor MUST be submitted within two (2) weeks prior to start date of the specific sports camp your camper is enrolled in. If you are enrolling in only Academic Courses, Speciality Programs or Enrichment Courses, you will only need to complete online health history information. Physicals and immunizations are not required.

    Health & Medical Information
    As required by Massachusetts State Law, each sports camp athlete (camper) must have on file a completed physical, dated on or after August 2020 as well as a current record of immunizations by their physician. In addition, we require all participants to have completed the Health History information online. All medical information must be received by 2 weeks prior to start date of the specific program your child is enrolled in.

  • What payment methods do you accept?

    We accept MasterCard and Visa credit cards as well as eChecks.

    We ask if able to pay using ACH (eChecks) to help keep our processing costs low.

  • Are there any minimum enrollment numbers for a course, class program to run?

    All classes require a minimum of 6 registered students or the class may be cancelled. We will make a decision on any classes that may need to be cancelled two weeks prior to the start date. If we have to cancel a class, we will notify you by e-mail and refund all of your money.

  • What is the registration process?

    To register for a Sports Camp, Specialty Program, or an Academic/Enrichment course, please click here. You will be directed to our online registration form. If a program you select is full, please email Beth Johns-Thomas at [email protected]. to be added to a waitlist. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email.

  • What is your cancelation policy?

    The registration tuition includes a $100 per session, per child non-refundable, non-transferable deposit. Once we process your payment online, this deposit is absolutely non-refundable. Payment in full must be received upon registration. You may withdraw your child from any session prior to June 1, 2022 and we will refund any payments we have received less the $100. applicable non-refundable deposit.

    There is no refund of any registration fees if you withdraw your child from any session after June 1, 2022 without a physician’s note.

  • What kind of discounts do you offer and do you offer financial aid?

    We offer a sibling discount. If you are registering more than one camper, you qualify for a 10% sibling discount, for the 2nd or more children within the same family and applied to the least amount of per child registration fees. The discount will automatically be taken off your final balance.

    We offer Financial Aid to BC High students. If your child is a student at BC High and receives Financial Aid for the academic school year, he may also receive a Financial Aid award toward Academic Courses ONLY. Once you have registered please contact the Summer Programs office that FA needs to be applied. Once the Summer Programs office has verified and applied aid it will be deducted from your balance. Balances must be paid in full once Financial Aid is applied to the account.

  • Do you provide lunch?

    Yes, lunch is provided for an additional fee. Please see the Parent Handbook for a complete menu of items available thru our snack bar Monday-Thursday. Snacks and beverages are always available in our vending machines.

  • For the Sports Camps and Specialty Programs, is there an extended day option?

    We do not offer extended day supervision after 2:30 p.m., therefore we ask that you pick up your child no later than 15 minutes after the end of their program or camp.

  • How do I reach the summer programs office during the summer?

    The year-round phone number for the Director of Summer Programs Beth Johns-Thomas is (617) 474-5181. You may also contact her via email at [email protected]

Policies

  • Registration Policy

    All registrations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. All registrations for the Sports Camps, Specialty Programs, Enrichment Courses, Academic Courses and Academic Credit Recovery courses must be made online. Registration begins on February 11, 2020. Payment for a program, camp or course must be paid in full upon registration. Some programs fill quickly, so we encourage you to register early. A student is not enrolled until the tuition is paid in full.

  • Health & Medical Information

    As required by Massachusetts State Law, each Specialty Program camper or Sports Camp athlete must have on file a completed physical, dated on or after August 2019 as well as a current record of immunizations by their physician. In addition, we require all participants to have a completed Health History Form. The forms can be found in the download section. All medical information must be received by June 1, 2020.

  • Transportation

    Transportation is not provided. Please drop off and pick up your child at the front entrance of the school or at the Student Affairs entrance on the right, back side of the school.

  • Dismissal Policy

    The Director of Summer Programs reserves the right to dismiss a camper when in her judgment the student’s behavior interferes with the rights of others, the smooth functioning of the program, or violates the camp’s conduct policy. In such cases, no refunds will be given.

  • Session Overlap

    If your child is registered for an Academic Course and wants to attend a Sports Camp, we will adjust your Sports Camp registration fee to reflect the hour(s) she/he will be missing from the sports camp while in class. To request this adjustment, please contact the Summer Programs office at 617-474-5181.

  • Anti-Discrimination

    Summer Programs at BC High does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its admission and education policies, athletic programs, employment, and other activities.

  • Parent Handbook

    A complete booklet of policies, procedures and other program information with regards to BCH Summer programs can be found in our Parent Handbook.

  • Cancellation Policy

    Please note that your registration fee includes a $100 per session, per child non-refundable, non-transferable deposit. Once we process your payment online, this deposit is absolutely non-refundable. You may withdraw your child from any session prior to June 1, 2020 and we will refund any payments we have received less the applicable non-refundable deposit. There is no refund of any registration fees if you withdraw your child from any session after June 1, 2020 without a physician’s note.

Summer at BC High must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the Boston Inspectional Services Department’s Division of Health Inspections. Under the authority of M.G.L. c. 111 SS 3 and 127A, the regulations at 105 CMR430.000: MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR RECREATIONAL CAMPS FOR CHILDREN (State Sanitary Code, Chapter IV) were adopted to ensure minimum housing, health, safety and sanitary protection for children in the care of recreational camps operating in the Commonwealth.