for children entering 2nd to 4th Grade in the Fall
Basketball from 9 to 12
Lunch and Wiffle Ball from 12 to 2p
(Boston Rocks program starts at 2p)
BOSTON R.O.C.K.S the Park: The R.O.C.K. the Park program is a free drop in program for youth ages 8-18 who are not actively involved or enrolled in a traditional summer camp or program. Site slots are on a first-come, first serve basis for up to 50 children daily and operates Mon-Fri, 2-7pm. Learn the fundamentals of a variety of sports, learn skills, participate in drills and learn the values of teamwork and sportsmanship! Takes place at Garvey Park in Dorchester through the Leahy-Holloran Community Center www.cityofboston.gov/bcyf
Submitted by JoelWool on Thu, 06/02/2011 - 12:44pm
St. Ann's will offer Vacation Bible School during the month of August. Vacation Bible School is a wonderful opportunity for your child(ren) to learn about the Bible in new, fun and joyous ways. Campers will enjoy a week filled with hands-on learning and active play, while developing a sense of their own spirituality and the Christian values that enhance social and emotional growth.
Due to planned construction, classes will be held at Saint Brendan's School, 29 Rita Road, Dorchester, MA 02124. $150.00 per child, per week for full day (9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.). "Before Care" is available from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and costs $5 per hour per child.
DotWell is a community-based organization, specifically a formalized collaborative effort of its two founding organizations: the Codman Square Health Center (CSHC) and the Dorchester House Multi-Service Center (DHMSC). DotWell was previously known as the Health Services Partnership of Dorchester (HSP).
DotWell generates trust and respect by providing the highest quality comprehensive clinical and community-based services; a well-maintained physical plant that meets the needs of the community; a team of staff that are both entrepreneurial and practical; state-of-the-art technology available for use by the staff and the community; and unparalleled involvement by a diverse group of stakeholders including staff, clients, board members, elected and appointed officials, and collaborators.
Recreation and Fitness Dorchester House Pool: Asthma Swim, Swim Lessons, Lifeguard Training, more Sports clinics: Basketball (Beantown Slam), Tennis, FANtastic Kids: Weight management program for ages 8-12 Various recreational activities offered through Generation Next Academy/GNA Teen Center
Healthworks at Codman: Located at 450 Washington Street, this women and children's gym uses a variety of practices to ensure community health: sliding-scale memberships, 3-month "prescription" membership for overweight patients of Codman Square Health Center, personal training, nutritionist "interview" at intake, fun classes, special events and activities, friendly and informed staff
Youth Programs Community Health Career Internships: Summer health internships for teens. Daily schedule includes one hour of workshop time focused on key life skills areas including civic engagement, job readiness, financial literacy and wellness. Internships can include administrative, clinical, youth programming and recreation placements. Skills for Life: Highly interactive class for teens combining lessons in personal finance with career exploration by making field trips to Harvard Business School, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and other organizations.
Dorchester FAMILY School Initiative: The Dorchester FAMILY School Initiative (DFSI) is a multi-organizational partnership that connects three public elementary schools in central Dorchester with health and social service organizations, colleges, other enrichment groups, and parents.
(You can find DFSI under "Youth and Family" on MyDorchester.)
Generation Next Academy/GNA Teen Center: formerly the DotWell Teen Center, GNA is a place where youth ages 13-18 can gain the necessary skills to prepare for the future.
(You can find GNA under "Youth and Family" on MyDorchester.)
Seniors! Do you have difficulty walking, getting in and out of a chair, or climbing stairs? If you have some trouble with these or other daily activities and are between the ages of 70 and 89, you may qualify for The LIFE Study at Tufts University.
The goal of The LIFE Study is to find out how older people can make changes in their lives to help them to remain independent members of their communities for a longer period of time. Eligible participants will be randomized into one of two lifestyle interventions consisting of either a structured physical activity program or a health education program.
For $50 or less, a child (even teen) can enjoy a summer of fun, safe, and healthy recreation outdoors at Camp Wonderland. Located on 110 acres in Sharon on Lake Massapoag, Camp Wonderland offers boating, swimming, ropes course, arts and crafts, music, Native American Lore, sporting, and more. The ACA accredited camp has been in operation since 1926 with over 1,200 campers each summer and an extensively trained staff. Campers range from ages 6-12; one session serves ages 13-17. Camp Wonderland is at low cost to families in need and offers full scholarships. There are no income eligibility guidelines. Contact Melissa Seiler, Camp Wonderland Coordinator, at (339) 502-5970.
• It is an innovative, home-based literacy program that promotes a “learning through play” experience for parents and their preschool children.
• It develops a child’s language and literacy skills, as well as their social-emotional development through positive parent-child interactions.
• It prepares children for academic success.
• It helps parents to realize their role as their child’s first and most important teacher.
(This program was formerly called the FLASH Program, and was managed by Crittenton Women’s Union.)