School’s out, and children on Martha’s Vineyard are basking in the glory of summer vacation. How will your kids spend their free time? With our comprehensive guide to camps and summer programs on Martha’s Vineyard, it’s easy to find an activity for every interest. Start planning now, and give your kids something to write home about this summer.
*Dates and details are current as of this posting, but it’s recommended to confirm everything with your favorite camp or program in advance.
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Academy of Children’s Theatre of Martha’s Vineyard
Sailing Camp Park, 177 Barnes Rd., Oak Bluffs.
Musical theater camp with Island Theatre Workshop. Performance concludes each session. Ages 8-18.
July 3 – Aug 18.
itwmv.org; 508-693-2769; 508-737-8550.
Art Camp Featherstone
30 Featherstone Lane, Oak Bluffs
June 19-August 7
Programs, themes vary for ages 3 – teens.
Armor of God Vacation Bible Camp
Martha’s Vineyard Bible Church
American Legion Hall/Tisbury School, Vineyard Haven
August 7-11, Monday–Friday, 10 am – 3 PM
Ages 8-12. Free. Space is limited to 20 children. Please call for forms and register early.
Boys and Girls Club
44 Robinson Rd., Edgartown
M – F, June 26 – August 25.
Daily drop-ins. Must be a member of the Boys and Girls Club. Arts, crafts, games, computers, gym, field trips. Grades K – 7.
Built on Stilts’ Stiltshop
M – F, July 31- August 7, 9-11 am or 11:30-1:30 pm.
Stiltshop is a dance workshop for ages 5-12 that leads up to a performance in Built on Stilts, the island’s community dance festival. Taught by Lucia Dillon, Eliza Greene and Abby Bender. Advanced Stiltshop for ages 12-16, taught by Abby Bender, running July 31-August 7, times TBD.
Children’s Art Program
58 Dock St., Edgartown.
Martha’s Vineyard Art Association’s Old Sculpin Studio School.
M – F , 9:30 – 11. Ages 7 – 12.
oldsculpingallery.org; email@example.com; 508-627-4881.
Chilmark Community Center
520 South Rd., Chilmark.
9 am – 12. July 3 – August 18. Ages 4-14
FARM Institute Agriculture Camp
The FARM Institute, 14 Aero Ave., Edgartown.
Connect children to agriculture through fun, informative farm experiences. June 26 – Sep 1. Ages 4 – 17. farminstitute.org; 508-627-7007.
Felix Neck Fern and Feather Natural History Camp
Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Felix Neck Drive, Edgartown – Vineyard Haven Rd.
Habitats, marine life, ecology, and wildlife. Week long sessions are offered June – Aug.
massaudubon.org; firstname.lastname@example.org; 508-627-4850.
Garden Arts Summer Camp Preschool Program
Garden Gate Child Development Center, 119 W. Spring St., Vineyard Haven.
July 5 – Aug. 26, Ages 2 – 5.
GOLS Soccer Camp
West Tisbury School
M-F; June 27 – 30, July 3 – 7; 9 – 11 am
Intensive soccer camp for boys and girls ages 6-10 that focuses on skill building games and exercises. Players not only learn soccer skills and a love for the game, but also life skills that they can take with them off the field.
Island Children’s School
5 Halcyon Way, West Tisbury. Themes include arts, crafts, literature, music, movement, and outdoor play. Ages 3 – 6.
410 State Rd., West Tisbury.
8 or 9 am – 12 noon. Tuition varies. June 26 – Sep 1.
Island Cub Scout Council Camp
Duarte, off Barnes Rd., Oak Bluffs.
Day camp for grades 2 – 5.
Island Spirit Kayak Summer Program
Beach Road at Little Bridge, Oak Bluffs.
Kids’ adventure weeks; ages 7-13
Jelly Bean Camp
Netherfield Farm, 137 Old King’s Highway, Chilmark.
Lessons, games, fun Fridays.
M – W – F, 10am – 1pm, July and Aug.
Sydney: 508-660-7874; Hannah: 508-566-5235.
Letgo Your Mind
286 Main St., Vineyard Haven.
STEM Summer Programs Lego Engineering, robotics, stop motion animation, Minecraft. July 17 – 28 .
MVFF Filmmaking Camp
Chilmark Elementary School.
Learn how to make documentaries, animation, and short films with Cinema Circus. Three 2-week sessions. July 3 – Aug. 11.
M.V. Adventure Camp
Drop-off and pick-up at MV Regional High School, 100 Edgartown Rd., Oak Bluffs.
Biking, fishing, kayaking, hiking, beach.
June 26– September 1. Ages 7 – 16.
email@example.com; mvadventurecamp.com; 508-693-8484.
M.V. Museum Kids’ Summer Program
MV Museum, 59 School St., Edgartown.
Tues., Wed., Thurs., 10 am – 12 noon (also 1 – 4 pm Thurs.)
July 5 – Aug. 31.
mvmuseum.org; 508-627-4441 ext.110.
M.V. Nike Tennis Camp
Martha’s Vineyard High School, Oak Bluffs
All skills and high school training program. Co-ed, Ages 9-18. Several 3-day sessions from July 3 through August 10. 9am–3pm each day.
M.V. Regional High School Clinics
MV Regional High School, 100 Edgartown Rd., Oak Bluffs.
Friday clinics in arts & crafts, football, lacrosse, soccer, more.
mvrhs.org/summerprograms; 508-693-1033 ext. 235.
M.V. Sharks Drop – In Baseball Clinic
The Shark Tank, MVRHS, Oak Bluffs.
Monday – Thursday, June 26 – August 10. 9 am to 12 pm, ages 12 and under.
Pony Camp Pond View Farm
New Lane, West Tisbury.
West Tisbury School
August 7 – 11; 9am – 5pm; Ages 11 – 18
Build your own robot, and program it to respond to inputs from sensors and remote control. Discounts for Island Students. firstname.lastname@example.org ; chaoticcoders.org.
Sailing Camp with Sail Martha’s Vineyard
Sassafras Earth Education
5 Church Street, Aquinnah
Games, nature, outdoor skills, and art themes.
June 6 – Aug 13; M – F. Ages 6 – 13.
Sense of Wonder Summer Day Camp
23 Grove Ave., Vineyard Haven.
Creative arts, environmental cultural awareness, and community service. Art, clay, music, puppetry, theater, beach, more.
July 5 – Aug. 26. Ages 7-12.
Summer Basketball Camp
West Tisbury School, 401 Old County Rd., West Tisbury July 10 – Aug 18. Call for ages, days. 508-696-0147.
Summer Stars Theater Arts Camp
Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, 400 West Spring St., Vineyard Haven. Theater/visual arts camp, weekly themes. Ages 6–14, Grades 1–8.
email@example.com; mvplayhouse.org; 508-693-6450.
STEAM Summer Camp
Oak Bluffs School
An exciting, new project -based camp that empasizes Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. Students will engage in building, creating and designing projects involving rocketry, robotics, experiments, game design, and more.
July 17-21 & July 24-28, $250/week, 9-1pm, Monday-Friday. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vineyard Youth Tennis Summer Program
618 Barnes Rd., Oak Bluffs Month-long sessions begin July 3 and 31. 1st grade–High School.
Youth Cross Country Running Camp
MVRHS track. August 7 – 11. Kids entering grades 5 – 8. One-week program introduces kids to the basics of cross country running. $150. mvhurricanesyouthrunning.org.
Youth Filmmaking Camp
MVTV and Featherstone Center for the Arts. Featherstone campus, Oak Bluffs.
Aug. 7-11, Mon.-Fri., 1 to 5 pm Ages 11-14, limited to 15 participants. email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com.
YMCA of M.V. 111R Edgartown Rd., Oak Bluffs. June 26– Aug. 18. Kids K – 11.
See brochure at ymcamv.org; 508-696-7171.