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Cambridge Youth Programs (CYP) Summer

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DHSP Cambridge Youth Programs

We offer safe, fun, and affordable summer programs for pre-teens and middle schoolers to connect with peers, build leadership skills, and explore enriching activities in an inclusive environment. 

Registration required

  • Specific dates

Sign up begins on Thursday, February 1st. Applications will be posted on the City Website and be available on this page shortly afterwards. The deadline for Applications is March 3, 2024.

  • Programs will be filled by lottery system. Priority will be given to applicants from low-income households.
  • Applications will be submitted online through the City’s Viewpoint platform.
  • Families who need help with their application can contact askdhsp@cambridgema.gov or 617-349-6200.
  • Applications submitted after the deadline will automatically be added to the Waiting Pool.

Cost

13 year-olds are FREE. For families that pay, weekly sessions cost $30 - $600 for all others depending on income, household size, and the type of session. See the Summer Tuition Chart for sliding scale attached.

  • Sliding scale based on income
  • Free for some residents

Location

  • In-person only.

Russell Youth Center

680 Huron Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
Maraykanka

Neighborhood

Strawberry Hill and West Cambridge

Frisoli Youth Center

61 Willow St.
Cambridge, MA 02141
Maraykanka

Neighborhood

Area 2, Cambridgeport, East Cambridge, and Mid Cambridge

Moore Youth Center

12 Gilmore St
Cambridge, MA 02139
Maraykanka

Neighborhood

Riverside

Gately Youth Center

70R Rindge Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140
Maraykanka

Neighborhood

North Cambridge

Dates and Times

This program runs during the summer.

Every weekday 8:30am - 5:30pm. All programs are divided into the following four sessions:

Mini-session: Week 1, July 1-5 (closed July 4)
Session 1: Weeks 2 and 3, July 8 –19
Session 2: Weeks 4 and 5, July 22 – August 2
Session 3: Weeks 6 and 7, August 5 – August 16

The "mini-session" from July 1-5 is 1 week. All other sessions are 2 weeks. Applicants cannot split or combine sessions.

Additional information

Program Descriptions:

  • Discovery Program at Russell Youth Center: Rising 4-8th graders explore their interests and express themselves through performing and visual arts, science exploration, sports, and other fun activities!  
  • Empowerment Program at Frisoli Youth Center: Rising 4-8th graders build confidence, self-esteem, and community in an environment inclusive of all gender identities. Activities include volleyball, swimming, arts, science, and more! 
  • Sports Leadership Academy at Moore Youth Center: Rising 4-8th graders learn, practice, and develop skills for a variety of sports, including soccer, basketball, swimming, tennis, and more! In addition to athletics, programming focuses on enrichment, academics, and leadership building. 
  • Middle School Summer Program at Gately Youth Center: Rising 6-8th graders enjoy a variety of fun activities, including sports and visual arts. They learn about healthy living and develop leadership skills, with a focus on connecting with peers and younger youth.

Contacts

Tim Hubbard

Frisoli Youth Center Interim Director

617-349-4497

Bo Lembo

Gately Youth Center Director

617-349-4499

Tim Hubbard

Moore Youth Center Director

617-349-4492

Tyrell Dortch

Moses Youth Center Director

617-349-6262

Ingleed Auguste

Russell Youth Center Director

617-349-6314

Please contact the DHSP Front Desk for all general questions about programming or the lottery application.

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Last updated April 30, 2024.