DHSP Summer Camps Lottery Application Assistance

By Department of Human Service Programs (DHSP)

We will offer summer camps at various schools and youth centers (for current JK-8th Graders) and offering in-person assistance for families who would like help applying for the summer camps lotteries.

Photo of children playing a broom-ball game on a soccer field.

.: Monday, February 13 5pm – 7:30pm; Monday, February 27 5pm – 7:30pm; Monday, March 6 5pm – 7:30pm; Wednesday, March 1 6pm – 7:30pm; Thursday, March 2 6pm – 7:30pm; Tuesday, March 7 6pm – 7:30pm; and Wednesday, March 8 6pm – 7:30pm.

See addresses below for the following event locations:

  • 51 Inman Street, 3rd Floor = February 13th, 27th, and March 6th
  • Peabody School = March 1st
  • Moore Youth Center = March 2nd
  • Frisoli Youth Center = March 7th
  • Morse School = March 8th


Ages: 4 to 14.

Grades Junior Kindergarten through 8th grade.

Cambridge residents only.

Eligibility for camps is based on Grade Level. Participating children must be Cambridge residents currently enrolled in Junior Kindergarten - 8th grade.

No application or registration needed.

There is no registration required to attend these events. Please keep in mind the following information about Summer Camp Lottery Applications:


Application Assistance events are free to attend. To learn about Summer Camp Tuition Rates, see our 2023 Slide Scale Chart.


  • In-person only.

51 Inman Street, 3rd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States

Mid Cambridge
Peabody School

70 Rindge Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02140
United States

North Cambridge
Moore Youth Center

12 Gilmore St
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States

Frisoli Youth Center

61 Willow St.
Cambridge, MA 02141
United States

Area 2, Cambridgeport, East Cambridge, and Mid Cambridge
Morse Community School

40 Granite Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States


Wheelchair accessible.

Additional information

The Department of Human Service Programs (DHSP) is hosting several in-person events for families that would like assistance submitting an application. 

The Department of Human Service Programs (DHSP) offers safe and engaging summer programming to Cambridge children, youth, and teens. Summer camps' activities are designed to develop children’s social and emotional growth and build healthy relationships. Camps have themes while also including  a wide range of activities each day.

DHSP Summer Camps Lottery Application FAQ (2023).