SUP Camper Application
Register your camper for the Summer Urban Program!
Applications are open!
The Phillips Brooks House Association’s Summer Urban Program (SUP) provides both academic instruction and summer recreation to 750 children between the ages of 6 and 13. An additional 100 English Language Learners between the ages of 14-19 are served by SUP’s Refugee Youth Summer Enrichment Program (RYSE). Each summer, child and counselor embark on weeks of learning, field trips, camping trips, new friends, strong mentors – a summer of positive growth and development. The program is structured into neighborhood camps, which are then broken down into classrooms of about 10 children from the same age group, and each classroom is run by a college-student “senior counselor” and a teen from the community, “junior counselor.”
SUP Camps by Neighborhoods/Communities
- Boston Refugee Youth Enrichment (BRYE) – English language learners, Dorchester
- Cambridge Youth Enrichment Program (CYEP)
- Chinatown Adventure (CHAD)
- Franklin I-O (FIO) – Franklin Field & Hill neighborhoods
- Keylatch Summer Program (KSP) – South End, Lower Roxbury
- Mission Hill Summer Program (MHSP)
- Native American Youth Enrichment Program (NAYEP) – in Jamaica Plain, Boston-wide accepted
- Refugee Youth Summer Enrichment (RYSE) – high school English language learners; city-wide
- Roxbury Youth Initiative (RYI)
- South Boston Outreach Summer (SBOS)
- Junior Leaders in Communities (JLinC) – city-wide
This summer we hope to continue supporting youth and families through the COVID-19 crisis. To do this camp will be conducted online this summer. To make this possible, PBHA will be sending all families a technology package (Chromebook or tablet) and support for internet access. Campers who engage regularly in programming will be able to keep these devices at the end of summer. Camp will begin Monday, July 6 and run through Friday, August 7. We recognize the need to balance screen time with activities that happen offline. Camps will offer 2-3 hours per day of online workshops and one on one mentoring and tutoring. Staff will provide families with activities that they can do at home. Camps will also send home a summer activity kit with materials for art, STEM, and physical movement. We will provide more information about receiving tech and summer activity kits in mid June. There is a $40 registration fee for each child. If this fee presents a challenge to you please contact us so we can provide you information about our camperships.
Register for SUP HERE. You may also download the full paper application HERE. Please fill out everything as thoroughly as possible. You will find Registration Forms, a Release Form, Data Consent form, and Teacher Questionnaire Forms (follow instructions carefully). Registration is incomplete until all of these documents are submitted.
Applications will be considered on a first come first serve basis and should ideally be submitted by June 1 to ensure that your camper received their Chromebook or tablet and summer activity kit before the start of program. Priority will be given to returning campers, low income families, and children representing the communities/ neighborhoods that each camp serves. Please make sure to indicate which camp you are applying to and take the time to fill it out completely to be considered. You must fill out one application for each participating child. If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to call us at (617) 249-3293 or email email@example.com. We look forward to meeting and working with you.
Phillips Brooks House Association’s Summer Urban Program complies with M.G.L.c111, ss. 3 and 127A and is licensed by the City of Boston’s Inspectional Services Department.
All information is subject to change