Summer Programs 2018

The Wellesley Youth Commission is excited to announce the 2018 lineup of summer programs. Get an insider view of the Town of Wellesley by experiencing one of our amazing programs!

All summer programs offered through the Wellesley Youth Commission are free and for Wellesley youth (residents) entering grades 6, 7, and 8 Fall of 2018. The programs are held at various locations throughout Wellesley with lunch provided daily.

Applicants apply online beginning January 1, 2018, and may choose to apply to any of the summer exploration programs, but applicants can attend only one program per summer.  Participants will be chosen by lottery (lottery closes January 31) the first week in February, so please identify 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices appropriately. You will receive a confirmation email once the lottery has been completed.

Wellesley Eco Summer Program

Eco Summer Program is a week-long exploration for 12 youth with the Wellesley Conservation Council the week June 25 - June 29, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Highlights for this program include:

  • Hands-on fishing demonstrations by Massachusetts Department of Fish & Game
  • Wilderness survival and fire-building
  • Experimentation with drones
  • Kayaking, swimming and shoreline restoration
  • Learn about how to protect and preserve the natural environment in Wellesley

Fire Rescuers

Fire Rescuers is a week-long exploration for 20 youth with the Wellesley Fire Department the week of July 9 - July 13, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Highlights for this program include:

  • Experience a working Fire Department with hands-on training including fire extinguishing, knot tying, water rescue, and much more.
  • Field trip to the Boston Academy on Moon Island Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Visits and demonstrations from the MBTA Bomb Squad.

Wellesley Police Department (WPD) Youth Academy

WPD Youth Academy is a week-long exploration for 25 youth with the Wellesley Police Department the week of July 30 to August 3, 2018, from 9 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Highlights for this program include:

  • Learning the importance of law enforcement in their community and beyond.
  • Experiencing hands-on demonstrations involving radar, motor vehicle stops, mock arrests and crime scene search.
  • Discover the valuable collaboration between local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.
  • Field trips to Boston area law enforcement agencies, FBI, and State Police.

Wellesley Media Summer Program

Wellesley Media Summer Program is a week-long exploration for 10 youth ENTERING 8th GRADE with Wellesley Media Corporation the week of August 13 - August 17 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Highlights for this program include:

  • Learning the art of program planning.
  • Learning to operate Wellesley Media studio equipment including cameras, audio, and editing devices.
  • Gaining the skills to produce a public service announcement or news piece for Wellesley Media.
Online registration for the Youth Commission 2018 Summer Programs has closed