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Contact
University
Office of Work/Life
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-495-4100
Email: worklife@harvard.edu
 
Longwood Campus
Susanna Katsman,
Work/Life Program Manager
Phone: 617-432-1048
Email: worklife@hsph.harvard.edu
 
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Lauren Szufat,
Work/Life Contact
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-495-4275
Email: lszufat@harvard.edu
 
Community at Work


School Vacation Programs

 

Harvard "School's Out" Program

Harvard offers a University-wide "School's Out" program for children ages 6 to 12 of benefits-eligible faculty and staff. The program runs on Longwood, Cambridge and Business School campuses. The program is held during school vacation weeks in February and April.

Enrollment is first come, first served. Current Harvard employees should visit HARVie for more information and to register.

 

Other School Vacation Programs

Vacation

Below is a list of programs that occur during the February, March and/or April school vacations. The Office of Work/Life does not endorse these programs. Contact the program directly for details and to determine if it would be appropriate for your child. You can also check with your local Public School Department, many cities offer vacation programming in their public schools.

If you are a Harvard employee and would like help identifying additional school vacation programs, you may call Harvard’s EAP at 877-327-4278 to use the dependant-care referral service. Staff will conduct research tailored to your criteria.




Arlington Children’s Theater, Arlington
9am - 2pm; ages 7 to 12
949-295-2241
act.arlington.ma.us/workshops.html
Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington
9am - 4:30pm, extended day available; ages 5 to 11, CIT ages 11-14
781-648-6220
www.acarts.org
Boston University School Vacation Program, Boston 8:30am - 5:30pm;
grades K to 6
617-353-5942
www.bu.edu/fitrec/programs/family/vacation.shtml
Brookline Center for the Arts, Brookline
9am - 2pm; ages 6 to 9 and 10+
617-566-5715   
www.brooklineartscenter.com
City Year for Kids, Boston
8am - 3:30pm; grades K to 5
617-927-2530
www.cityyear.org
DeCordova School and Museum, Lincoln
9am - 3:45pm; Tuesday – Thursday programs; cost varies; 5 years to 9th grade
781-259-0505
www.decordova.org
Drumlin Farm and Wildlife Sanctuary, Lincoln
9am - 3pm or 5:30pm, extended day available, grades K to 6; part time, single day & 4 year old programs also available
781-259-2206
www.massaudubon.org/
drumlin
East End House, Cambridge
8am - 5:30pm; ages 4 years 9 months to 14 years
617-876-4444
www.eastendhouse.org/
Elite Soccer Camps, for girls, held at Harvard
781-674-9619
www.elitesoccer.com
Gymnastics Academy of Boston, Cambridge
8:45am – 3:30pm; extended day and half day available; ages 3.5 and up
617-441-9700
gymnasticsacademyofboston.com/
Hyde Park Community Center, Boston
call for pricing and hours; ages 6 to 12
617-635-5178
Kerr Soccer Camp/Crimson Soccer Camp, for boys, held at Harvard
April only; 9am -3pm; extended day and half day available; grades K – 3
781-433-0049
www.crimsonsocceracademy.com/

Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House, Cambridge
8am - 5:30pm; ages 5 to 12

617-547-4680
www.margaretfullerhouse.org
Mass. College of Art, Boston
8:30am –4:30pm; grades 7 – 12
617-879-7170
www.massart.edu
Museum of Fine Arts , Boston
9am – noon; extended day available until 1:30pm; ages 6-12
617-369-3295
www.mfa.org
New Art Center, Newton
9am - 3:30pm; Feb: Apr: extended day available; grades K to 5
617-964-3424
www.newartcenter.org
New School of Music, Kids’ Cabaret Program, Cambridge
April only; 9am-3pm; ages 8 -14
617-492-8105
www.newschoolofmusic.org
Newton Indoor Sports, Newton
617-964-0400
www.newtonindoorsports.com
Wheelock Family Theatre Classes
Various programs; 9am - 3:30pm; ages 5 to 16
617-879-2235
www.wheelock.edu/wft