NORTH CAMBRIDGE SUMMER CAMP · DATES: 6/21-8/20 · AGES: 4–12 · ADDRESS: Cambridge Friends School, 5 Cadbury Rd, Cambridge, MA, 02140 · northcambridge@steveandkate.com · 617.245.0410

This camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the Cambridge board of health.

Interested in enrolling? Check availability below.

Please note that campers must remain in the same Squad for the duration of their attendance in Summer 2021.

If there is no space in your squad for a week you'd like to reserve, you're welcome to register and join the waitlist for that given week.
We'll email waitlist families in order of registration to confirm their space, if it becomes available.

Can't see the Squad availability above? Click here. 

Steve & Kate's

North Cambridge Summer Day Camp

Kids Take Charge

At Camp, kids take chances and take charge, shaping their day, their way. More choices and fewer expectations creates more possibilities, more self-trust and less self-doubt. 

Our adaptability works to our advantage. Right now we can’t quite operate as usual, but we’ve made the most of mandates and modifications so that kids can make moves (or movies, or magic monster mittens) that matter to them.

Fair And Flexible Fees

Buy any number of days (or weeks, due to pandemic procedures) without worrying you’ll lose what you don’t use. If plans un-plan or cancellations crop-up, we’ll always issue refunds for any unused Passes after the Camp session wraps for the season. It’s how our enrollment rolls with the punches.

New Format, Same Flex

Modifications are required for both registration and rollout of activities as we navigate pandemic protocols. Booking by week instead of by day, and moving through Camp in smaller pod-like “Squads” will feel different than past years. But, these adjustments are temporary (and for everyone’s safety) and won’t compromise our commitment to featuring fan favorite programming and issuing fair, automatic refunds.

Activities

What The Day Will Look Like

After registration, but before attending, campers select and sign up for an interest-based, pod-like group, called Squads. At Camp, they’ll gather with their fellow enthusiasts in indoor or outdoor spaces, to immerse themselves in activities or pursue projects with an emphasis that speaks to their tastes (or, in Sampler Squads, a little bit of everything!). Each Squad will have related go-to supplies and equipment, as well as general goodies for games and artistic freestyling. 

Campers will also have the opportunity to enjoy outdoor classes, socially distanced indoor and outdoor rec, performances, fan-favorites like Gameshow, gaga, and wacky inflatables, or cruise a circuit of rotating activities featuring Lego blocks, dynamic marble runs and more. All activities are available to every camper, no matter their age.

Our current Squad list looks a little like this: 

Interest-Based Squads

Campers sign up for these "mini-camps" within the camp before attending.

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Stitching Society

Sewing with sewing machines, knitting, crochet, hand sewing and embroidery

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Maker Crafts

Basic maker kits, fort building, digital drawing with a stylus, and Rexlace

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Performance and Film

Improv, acting, dancing, singing, comedy, animation, filming and recording performances

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Coding and Gaming

Coding/computer building activities, iPads with a variety of coding and digital gaming apps, board games, and assorted card games

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Athletic Association

Sports, playground games, pillow polo, coneball, capture the flag, and obstacle courses

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Sampler Squad

Tastes and tries of sewing machine projects, animation, coding/digital games, board games, Rexlace, game tables, and arcade favorites

Rotating Activities

These activities cruise through Squads for more chances to choose.

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Food or Clay Activity

Campers can get their hands messy making something to eat or sculpting something to take home

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Dynamic Marble Runs

Marble sports are the in-thing this year and campers can create their own raceways that twist, turn and send marbles flying down the track

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Nintendo Switch™

When campers can't visit the camp Arcade, we bring it to them

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Sewing machine and Basic Supplies

For Squads that don't specialize in sewing, this kit makes the rounds for campers who want to get crafty

Animation

Animation Stations

Campers create their own stop-motion movies and shorts with our custom Animation Stations. Kids will run the entire show from designing the sets & story, to editing the final project

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Dominoes and LEGO

Building with blocks never goes out of style and doing it with your friends adds a whole other dimension

Classes, Specials, Water and Outdoor Play

Campers may choose to venture beyond their Squad and participate in socially distanced classes, performances and good ol' outdoor play. These will differ depending on location.

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Special Daily Events

Performances such as a magician, a dance troupe or a stunt bicycle rider

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Active Outdoor Classes

Possibilities include martial arts, yoga, and hip-hop dances

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Inflatable Slip ‘n Slide

Our classic slip-and-slide with an inflated track and a splash pool at the end

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Recreation Specials

A climbing wall, inflatable obstacle course, and other large active recreational equipment are all possible this summer

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Online Workshops

Campers will be able to log-in to a variety of Online sessions throughout the day

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Gaga

This camper favorite involves dodging, striking, running and jumping a rubber playground ball in an octagonal walled pit

North Cambridge Weekly Specials

Check out what Specials are coming to your location each week. Specials will be used by one group at a time and sanitized between uses.

Tuesday- An hour-long interactive workshop from Mainstages!

Rock Climb & Slide- Campers will test their skills all week!

Slip N' Slide–Campers will cool down on our inflatable slip n' slide! 

* Don't forget to bring a bathing suit and towel this week! 

 

 

Tuesday- An hour-long interactive workshop from Mainstages!

Soccer Dart-  All week campers can test their skills with out giant soccer dart!

Slip N' Slide- Campers can cool off and have fun all week!

*Please make sure campers bring a bathing suit this week.

Tuesday-An hour-long interactive workshop from Mainstages!

Sports Bouncer Combo- Campers can test their skills all week!

Slip N' Slide- Campers can cool off and have fun all week!

*Please make sure campers bring a bathing suit this week.

*Please note we will be closed July 5 in Observance of the July 4th holiday

Tuesday- An hour-long interactive workshop from Mainstages!

Friday- Giant Slide!

Slip N' Slide- Campers can cool off and have fun all week!

*Please make sure campers bring a bathing suit this week.

Tuesday- An hour-long interactive workshop from Mainstages!

Spiderman Bounce House- Jump and leap just like the superhero!

Slip N' Slide- Campers can cool off and have fun all week!

*Please make sure campers bring a bathing suit this week.

Tuesday- An hour-long interactive workshop from Mainstages!

Big Splash Water Slide

Slip N' Slide–Campers will cool down on our inflatable slip n' slide! 

* Don't forget to bring a bathing suit and towel this week! 

Tuesday- An hour-long interactive workshop from Mainstages!

30 ft obstacle challenge- Campers can test their skills like Ninja Warriors!

Slip N' Slide–Campers will cool down on our inflatable slip n' slide! 

* Don't forget to bring a bathing suit and towel this week! 

Tuesday- Hour-long, interactive workshop from Mainstages!

Rock Climb & Slide- Campers can come test their skills!

Slip N' Slide–Campers will cool down on our inflatable slip n' slide! 

*Don't forget to bring a bathing suit and towel this week! 

Tuesday- Hour-long, interactive workshop from Mainstages!

Friday- Carnival!

Staff

Kid-thusiasts

Our sites are staffed with kids’ number one fans, hailing from all kinds of backgrounds but with the common denominator being they’re all about our campers. Curious, compassionate and creative, both our year-round and seasonal teams are eager and equipped to give kids just the right amount of structure and guidance.

All staff members are at least 18 years old, are background checked, and are trained in CPR and First-Aid. Counselors will wear masks at all times and are trained on all COVID-19 best practices.

Food

Lunch Is On Us

We provide lunch and snacks in alignment with the current state safety guidelines of our new normal. While more options will be added later, we know that we can provide caesar salad and sunbutter and jelly sandwiches daily, on top of campers' favorite item: pizza. Hot from ovens and in sealed boxes, we can get this item safely into kids' hands without worry. You can, of course, choose to pack something instead or as a supplement.

We’ll also offer an array of snacks for kids to nosh on throughout the day. All snacks will arrive to each squad pre-portioned. We’ll announce specific line-ups closer to the start of season, but rest assured, tummies will be full.

Daily Menu

V = Vegetarian, VV=Vegan, GF = Gluten Free, DF = Dairy Free, SF = Soy Free, EF = Egg Free

No items contain nuts or nut products. However, some may have been prepared in areas that also produce items with nuts.

Monday

Cheese Pizza (V)
Sunbutter & Jelly Sandwich (V)(EF)
Caesar Salad 

Cheese Burger Sub

Tuesday

Cheese Pizza (V)
Sunbutter & Jelly Sandwich (V)(EF)
Caesar Salad 

Homemade Steamed Dumplings with Chicken

Wednesday

Cheese Pizza (V)
Sunbutter & Jelly Sandwich (V)(EF)
Caesar Salad 

Vegetable Fried Rice

Thursday

Cheese Pizza (V)
Sunbutter & Jelly Sandwich (V)(EF)
Caesar Salad 

Pasta with Meat Sauce

Friday

Cheese Pizza (V)
Sunbutter & Jelly Sandwich (V)(EF)
Caesar Salad 

Turkey and Cheese Sandwich

Fees

Flexible and Fair

For as long as COVID regulations require it, registration will be in weekly blocks, instead of by the day (which is our norm). So, please think about your plans in weekly increments. That being said, we know that things happen. If you do miss a day, we’ll still refund it automatically—COVID may impact flexibility, but it won’t impact what is fair. Fees include lunch, snacks and all hours 8:00am to 6:00pm.

Day Pass

Registration will be in weekly blocks, instead of by the day (our norm). So, please think about your plans in weekly increments. That being said, we know that things happen. If you do unexpectedly miss a day, we’ll still refund it automatically at summer's end. Fair is fair.

$105 per day

Summer Pass

For anyone attending more than 30 days, consider our Summer Pass, with one fee that covers the entire summer. If you end up coming to camp less, worry not. We’ll add up what you would have paid at the Day Pass rate and refund the difference automatically at summer's end.

$3,150 per child

Steve & Kate’s also offers limited need-based financial aid to qualifying families. For more information please see our Financial Aid page.

Please be sure to read our Things to Know Before Coming to Camp page for important information including COVID safety procedures and pick-up & drop-off instructions.

Camp Basics

Dates & Times

June 21st - August 20th
*Closed July 5th
Mon. - Fri. 8:00am - 6:00pm

Location

Cambridge Friends School
5 Cadbury Rd
Cambridge, MA 02140

Ages

In Massachusetts, we welcome campers between the ages of 4-12

Contact Us

Online...for now

We want to meet you and your camper. Our directors work year-round and would love to help you learn more about our program and at the same time learn more about you and your camper. To keep everyone as safe as possible, we're encouraging families to email, call, or schedule a virtual hangout with their director.

Call or text: 617-245-0410 | northcambridge@steveandkate.com

Local Director

Tyler

Tyler is joining our team this summer after years of experience as the Director of Education at Greater Boston Stage Company. When not at camp you can generally find Tyler reading a graphic novel outside, while enjoying too many snacks. (Actually, can you ever have too many snacks?) Tyler also enjoys learning new skills on YouTube like playing the ukulele, using makeup, designing video games, etc...

This summer Tyler is most excited to meet all of the wonderful campers and families! He's also looking forward to experimenting with the sewing machines and finally teaching himself to sew!

Still have questions? We’d love to chat and see how we can tailor camp to you! Get in touch with Tyler, your local Director:

Call or text: 617-245-0410 | northcambridge@steveandkate.com

Tyler

Kind Words

Testimonials From Our Summer Camp in North Cambridge

(My child) had a fantastic first day of camp! He made lots of new friends, he worked on coding projects, and he took so much pride sharing his handmade cinnamon roll with us! He told me when I picked him up from camp that this is "the best camp he's ever attended" and he thanked me for enrolling him! I couldn't be more thrilled! Thank you guys so much for making his summer camp experience so excellent!
 

Muniba

(S&K parent)

(Our kid) had a great first day and is looking forward to more.  Thanks for welcoming him and helping him ease into things at his own pace.  

Jared

(S&K parent)

The kids were having so much fun yesterday they won’t stop talking about it. Turns out they liked it a lot! At first I wanted to put them in for 4 days a week but am adding another day in for each week to make it a full 5x week now. I thank it will be a blast with this camp for them this year! TY

Zun

(S&K parent)

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Please Note

Really Important Camp Information

  • Additional state-required paperwork must be submitted for every child before their first day of day camp. Click here for a fillable pdf version of the Massachusetts state required forms. And, click here for a basic version of the form in case you experience any technical issues with the fillable form.
  • Check out our virtual camp orientation for details relevant to all of our camp locations, including how to check-in and check-out, what to bring (and not bring) and more.
  • Staff and campers will have to complete a wellness survey and/or other screening to identify any potential health concerns upon arrival each day. Staff will be required to wear a mask at all times. Campers will be strongly encouraged to do so at all times, and required when they are indoors and/or unable to physically distance from other squads or campers (except for when eating or drinking, or contraindicated per CDC recommendations). Campers will not need to wear them during water activities or if they are playing or sitting outside at least 6ft away from others. Please send a mask to camp for your child each day in anticipation of this.
  • You can expect the following at all locations: bathrooms cleaned between each group, equipment sanitized and disinfected before use each day, individual places to store camper belongings, and plenty of hand sanitizer, hand washing, and self-applied sunscreen to go around.