Spring has finally sprung and we’re looking forward to 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.

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 2 – Aug 17.
itwmv.org; 508-693-2769; 508-737-8550.

Art Camp Featherstone
30 Featherstone Lane, Oak Bluffs
June 18 – August 10.
Programs, themes vary for ages 3 – teens.
featherstoneart.org; 508-693-1850.

Boys and Girls Club
44 Robinson Rd., Edgartown
During school summer vacation. Arts, crafts, games, computers, gym, field trips. Call or email for dates, times, and programs.
mvbgclub.org; 508-627-3303.

Built on Stilts’ Stiltshop and Advancedshop
Union Chapel
Aug. 9-11 and 18-21
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.

Camp Jabberwocky M.V. Cerebral Palsy Camp
200 Greenwood Ave. Ext., Vineyard Haven
Two summer sessions, children and adults
campjabberwocky.org; 508-696-7171

Camp Terra Mare
YMCA of M.V. 111R Edgartown Rd., Oak Bluffs
June 25– Aug. 17, kids K – 8
Archery, science, field trips, swimming, games, beach days.
See brochure at ymcamv.org; 508-696-7171

Children’s Art Program
58 Dock St., Edgartown
Martha’s Vineyard Art Association’s Old Sculpin Studio School
Classes begin after July 4, M-F, 9:30-11 am
Shadow puppetry, bead making, batik textile art and more. Call or visit website for more information.
oldsculpingallery.org; oldsculpin@gmail.com; 508-627-4881

Chilmark Community Center
520 South Rd., Chilmark
Arts and crafts in our Art Shack. Basketball, tennis, dodgeball, hip hop dance and more.
July 2 – Aug. 17; 9 am-12 pm, ages 4-14
chilmarkcommunitycenter.org; info@chilmarkcommunity-center.org

Dance & Music Program Spindrift Studios
258 Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Rd., Edgartown
Pixar Adventure Camp, ages 3-5
Session I: July 9-July 13, 10 am-12:30 pm
Disney Adventure Camp
Session 2: July 16-July 20, 10 am-12:30 pm
M-W-F both sessions (snack provided)
Ballet/modern/jazz, ages 8-12
July 23-Aug. 2, 10 am-12:30 pm
Acro sessions, ages 6-12
July 10-July 19, 10 am-12 pm
Acrobatics ages 6-12
Hip Hop Intensives
Aug. 6-Aug. 24, M-W-F, 10 am-12 pm, ages 6-9
Aug. 6-Aug. 24, M-W-F, 11:30 am-1:30 pm, ages 10-18
Spindriftmv.com; spindriftdance@gmail.com; 508-939-1157

FARM Institute Agriculture Camp
The FARM Institute, 14 Aero Ave., Edgartown
Connect children to agriculture through fun, informative farm experiences.
Weekly, June 25 – Aug. 24, 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.
June 20-August 31
massaudubon.org; felixneck@massaudubon.org; 508-627-4850

Garden Arts Summer Camp Preschool Program
Garden Gate Child Development Center, 119 W. Spring St., Vineyard Haven
Art based exploration of the natural world on Martha’s Vineyard. Ages 2-8. Three multi-week sessions through July and August.
July 2 – July 13; July 16 – Aug. 3; Aug. 6 – Aug. 17
gardengatecdc@hotmail.com; 508-696-9997

Girls on the RISE
445 State Rd, Vineyard Haven
Call or email for dates, times, and programs.
risevpa.com; info@risevpa.com; 508-693-2262

GOLS Soccer Camp
West Tisbury School
Ages 6-10. Co-ed intensive soccer camp that focuses on skill building games and exercises. Call or email for dates, times, and programs.

Island Alpaca Discover Program
1 Head of the Pond Road, Oak Bluffs
A fun and exciting farm experience for alpaca lovers age 8 or older.
All summer, Daily, 9:30 am-11 am
508-693-5554; islandalpaca.com

Island Children’s School
5 Halcyon Way, West Tisbury
Ages 3-6. Themes include arts, crafts, literature, music, movement, and outdoor play.
July 2 – August 10
Islandchildren.org; islandchildren@comcast.net; 508-693-5815

Island Gymnastics
410 State Rd., West Tisbury
Monthly and weekly classes. Parkour, birthday parties, and rock climbing by appointment. Ages 3-18.
June 26 – Sept. 1
Mvislandgymnastics.com; 508-693-8358

Island Spirit Kayak Summer Program
Edgartown-Oak Bluffs Road, Oak Bluffs
Adventure weeks, teen weeks, and kids kayak adventure weeks. Ages 7-16.
July 9-Aug. 30
islandspiritkayak.com; chick@islandspiritkayak.com; 508-693-9727

The Yard, 1 The Yard, Chilmark
Fun, active dance classes building skills and technique.
July 16-August 17, Monday-Friday, 9:30 am-12 pm
dancetheyard.org 508-645-9662

Letgo Your Mind
286 Main St., Vineyard Haven.
STEM Summer Programs Lego Engineering, robotics, stop motion animation, and Minecraft.
July 16 – 27

MVFF Filmmaking Camp
Chilmark Community Center
Learn how to make documentaries, animation, and short films with Cinema Circus. One-week sessions available. Can be combined.
July 2 – Aug. 17, 12:30 – 4:30 pm

M.V. Adventure Camp
Drop-off and pick-up at MV Regional High School, 100 Edgartown Rd., Oak Bluffs
Biking, fishing, kayaking, hiking, and beaches. Ages 7 – 13.
June 25 – Aug. 31, M-F, 8:30 am – 1 pm
Mvadventurecamp.com; info@mvadventurecamp.com; 508-693-8484

M.V. Museum Kids’ Summer Program
59 School St., Edgartown
Discovery days and history-based creative experiences.
Thursdays in July and August. 10 am – 12 pm
mvmuseum.org; 508-627-4441 ext. 110

M.V. Regional High School Clinics
MV Regional High School, 100 Edgartown Rd., Oak Bluffs
Summer clinics in arts & crafts, football, lacrosse, soccer, basketball, robotics, and more.
Through August
mvrhs.org/summerprograms; 508-693-1033 ext. 235

M.V. Sharks Drop-In Baseball Clinic
The Shark Tank, MVRHS, Oak Bluffs
June 26 – Aug. 18. M-Th, 9 am – 12 pm
Ages 13 and under

M.V. Skate Park Drop-in Summer Program
Skate Park, Edgartown Rd., Oak Bluffs
Daily skateboarding sessions. Learn new tricks, make new friends. Scooters welcome. Ages 7-17.
July 16-Aug. 24, M-F, 8:30 am-12 pm
mvskate.com, 508-274-5674

MV STEAM Clinics
Oak Bluffs School, 50 Tradewinds Road
New project-based camp that emphasizes Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. Students will engage in building, creating and designing projects involving rocketry, robotics, experiments, game design, chemistry, physics and more. Ages 6-14.
July 30-Aug. 3 and/or Aug. 6-10, 9 am-12 pm

Nike Tennis Camp
Martha’s Vineyard High School, Oak Bluffs
All skills and high school training program. Co-ed, ages 9-18.
July 9 – Aug. 10, 9 am – 3 pm
ussportscamps.com; 1-800-645-3226

Pony Camp, Arrowhead Farm
174 Indian Hill Rd., West Tisbury
Riding, horse care, crafts, and games.
July 11 – Aug. 31. M-F, weekly sessions. 9 am – 1 pm
arrowheadfarm.net; horses@arrowheadfarm.net; 508-693-8831

Pony Camp Pond View Farm
New Lane, West Tisbury
Gives children of all ages and abilities an opportunity to explore their love of horses beyond the boundaries of a riding lesson.
June 25- Aug. 20, M-F, 9 am-1 pm
pondviewfarmmv.com; 508-693-2949

Robotics Camp
West Tisbury School
Build your own robot, and program it to respond to inputs from sensors and remote control. Discounts for Island students. Call or email for dates, times, and programs.
chaoticcoders.org; info@chaoticcoders.org

Sailing Camp with Sail Martha’s Vineyard
79 Beach Rd., Vineyard Haven
Race training, sail training, and windsurfing. Ages 8-18.
June 25 – Aug. 17
sailmv.com; admin@sailmv.com; 508-696-7644

Sassafras Earth Education

Sassafras Earth Education
5 Church Street, Aquinnah
Games, nature, outdoor skills, and art themes. Ages 6–13.
July 2 – Aug. 10. M-F
sassafrasmvy.org; 508-645-2008

Sense of Wonder Summer Day Camp
23 Grove Ave., Vineyard Haven
The creative arts blended with environmental and cultural awareness, and local and global community service. Art, clay, music, puppetry, theater, film, beach, and more. Ages 7-12.
July 2- Aug. 17, M-F, 9 am-1 pm
senseofwondercreations.org; 508-693-3142

Summer Basketball Camp
West Tisbury School, 401 Old County Rd., West Tisbury
July 9-Aug. 17 (two-week sessions) 9 am-12 pm
Call for ages, days. 508-696-0147

Summer Soccer Camp
West Tisbury School, 401 Old County Rd., West Tisbury
July 9-Aug. 17 (two-week sessions) 1 to 4 pm
Call for ages, days. 508-696-0147

Summer Stars Theater Arts Camp
MV Playhouse, 24 Church St, Vineyard Haven
Summer Stars for ages 9-14
Six one-week sessions from July 2- Aug. 10
9 am-1 pm, M-F
Little Stars for ages 6-8
One-week session July 23-27
9 am-11 am
summerstars@mvplayhouse.org, 508-696-6300

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. hganser@mvyps.org.

Vineyard Youth Tennis Summer Program
618 Barnes Rd., Oak Bluffs
Kids in first grade through high school can play tennis during two summer programs. A summer-only munchkin class is offered on Saturday’s for kids 4-6.
Summer session I  runs Mon., July 2- Sat., July 30
Summer Session II runs Mon., July 30-Sat., Aug. 25
vineyardyouthtennis.org, vytennis@vineyard.net, 508-693-7762

Youth Cross Country Running Camp
MVRHS track
Kids entering grades 5-8. Call or email for dates, times, and programs.

Youth Filmmaking Camp
MVTV, MV Film Society, and Polly Hill Arboretum
Polly Hill Arboretum, 809 State Rd., West Tisbury
August 6-10, Mon.-Fri., 1 to 5 pm
Ages 11-14, limited to 15 participants
rich@mvfilmsociety.com, garri@mvfilmsociety.com, or michelle@mvtv.org