Catholic Charities Boston Looks Forward to Old Traditions and New Adventures for Summer 2022
Curious what Catholic Charities offers throughout the summer months? Check out our round up of summer highlights.
Sunset Point Camp
After two years of pandemic challenges, Catholic Charities Sunset Point Camp has reintroduced the overnight component of summer camp to hundreds of children ages six to 14, the majority coming from low-income households in Greater Boston and the South Shore. Once again, this summer will include opportunities for rowing, sailing, swimming, wilderness survival and marine life classes, ice cream socials, treasure hunts, and more. “There is just so much education happening while the kids are having fun,” said Program Director Ivana Correia-Vega. Read the original article in the Boston Pilot here.
*Sunset Point Camp is full for summer 2022. To learn more about future dates visit ccab.org/sunset
Peabody Out of School Time Program
Catholic Charities Boston’s Peabody Childcare Center is unique in offering a year-round program for children between the age of five and thirteen. The teachers at the Peabody Childcare Center are thrilled to kick off this year’s summer schedule, which is packed with adventures and opportunities for growth, including dance classes, puppet shows, picnics, and a trip to both the aquarium and Canobie Lake Park.
Read more about the programs here.
Serving as a safe haven for nearly 300 adolescents living in Dorchester’s most troubled areas, Catholic Charities Boston’s Teen Center offers both an after-school and summer program, designed to build teens’ confidence and catalyze their academic and personal growth. This summer, Director of the Teen Center, Joao DosSantos, is excited to be reuniting with a group of Teen Center alumni, who have volunteered to give back by advancing the Teen Center’s mission and mentoring young people whose shoes they were once in.
Read more about the Teen Center here.
COASA (Children of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse) at RFK Community Alliance and the Labouré Center will be co-hosting a week-long cost-free summer program for children ages 8 to 17 living with the stress of alcohol and/or other substance-use disorders at home or within the family from August 15th to the 19th at the Laboure Center. The campers’ days will begin with meditation and reflection sessions, strength-building workouts, and educational support groups teaching campers about alcohol and/or other substance-use disorders, how to deal with their feelings, and how to develop coping skills. Afternoons will be packed with adventures, including outings like rock-climbing, visits to Boston Harbor Islands, surprise expeditions, boating and swimming. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided for all campers. To sign up, please attend the Family Night Orientation and Registration on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at 6:00 pm at the Labouré Center.
Read more about COASA here.