Crossroads Camps

Crossroads & BCYF Partnership

Although Crossroads is unable to run camp this summer, we are excited to share that we are partnering with Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) to offer in-person programming. As the City of Boston’s largest youth and human services agency, BCYF offers affordable programs for residents across the Boston neighborhoods.

BCYF will be in charge of registration, providing the outdoor space and all logistics for the program. Many of the Crossroads staff, that your children have come to know and love, will be facilitating the activities. Programming will be taking place throughout Boston, to provide 7 to 12 year olds with access to high quality, safe and engaging recreational program that allows them to play, have fun, make new friends and grow essential skills, such as collaboration and creative thinking.

Sessions will be limited to 50 youth, with group sizes no larger than 10 kids. Each session will be 5 days long, Monday through Friday, from 8:30am to 11:30am. Programming will follow all COVID-19 regulations.

Please check out our schedule to see when we might be in your neighborhood:

Week 1 – Mon, July 13 – Fri, July 17

  • BCYF Shelburne (Roxbury)
  • BCYF Condon (South Boston)
  • BCYF Charlestown (Charlestown)

Week 2 – Mon, July 20 – Fri, July 24

  • BCYF Pino (East Boston)
  • BCYF Marshall (Dorchester)
  • BCYF Condon (South Boston)

Week 3 – Mon, July 27 – Fri, July 31

  • BCYF Pino (East Boston)
  • BCYF Marshall (Dorchester)
  • BCYF Mildred Ave (Mattapan)

Week 4 – Mon, August 3 – Fri, August 7

  • BCYF Menino (Roslindale)
  • BCYF Hennigan (Jamaica Plain)
  • BCYF Mildred Ave (Mattapan)

Week 5 – Mon, August 10 – Fri, August 14

  • BCYF Menino (Roslindale)
  • BCYF Hennigan (Jamaica Plain)
  • BCYF Leahy/Holloran (Dorchester)

How do I register for the BCYF summer programs?


BCYF is handling all registration for these programs. To join us this summer, please click the button below:

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  1. Scroll down to Sports & Fitness section
  2. Click Show Courses
  3. Choose any program listed as Crossroads at BCYF to register

 

If you have any questions, please reach out to our Leadership team:

Elvira Teixeira (elvira@crossroadsma.org)

Will Ashworth (willa@crossroadsma.org)

Michael Clancy (michael@crossroadsma.org)

Camp Wing and Camp Mitton Overnight Camp Summer 2020 Plans

We are very sorry to share the news that we will not be able to offer in-person camp this summer. This has been an incredibly difficult decision and is based on two considerations. The first is the health and safety of your children. Overnight camps were recently classified by the state as being cleared to open during Phase 3, but the MA Department of Public Health (DPH) has not yet published regulations. However, the emerging guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Camp Association (ACA) pertaining to social distancing, use of common space, meal preparation, sleeping accommodations, bus transportation, hygiene and sanitation, and required PPE/safety equipment, presents prohibitive obstacles to the implementation of our programs.

The second consideration is whether we could actually provide the summer camp experience that your children deserve and upon which Crossroads prides itself. Quite simply, the activities and adventures that your children love—dancing together in the dining hall, racing dragon canoes, pool parties, arts & crafts, team sports—cannot be meaningfully experienced wearing masks from a distance of six feet.

Ultimately, out of deep respect and concern for all members of our community, we cannot compromise the safety of our campers or staff—nor take chances on others’ health in the homes and neighborhoods where they return. The reality is that the known risks loom large, and the unknown risks even larger.

Thank you for understanding the difficult decision to cancel in-person camp this year. We know that you count on us to play an important role in your children’s lives, and we will work diligently to provide them with joyful, fun, friend-filled experiences in Summer 2021. We know that we can keep the magic alive until better days arrive.

Camp Wing and Camp Mitton Overnight Camp Summer 2020 FAQ’s

Will there be overnight Camp Wing and Camp Mitton this summer?
There will be no in-person programs at Crossroads this summer.

Why are you cancelling?
The health and safety of your children and our staff are our top priority. Based on the guidance we have received from the CDC and American Camp Association, we have determined that it is simply not possible to meet all of the directives required for safe operation during the pandemic.

What are the health and safety concerns?
In order to reduce the likelihood of infection and spread of COVID-19 within and beyond camps, the CDC has issued strict regulations pertaining to social distancing, use of common space, meal preparation, sleeping accommodations, bus transportation, hygiene and sanitation, and required PPE/safety equipment. There are also significant concerns about attending to specific, pre-existing health issues that some children may present.

Will I be refunded for summer camp fees paid to date?
Crossroads will fully refund all 2020 payments to date. Crossroads will process all refunds between June 5 and June 30.

Questions?
Contact Sheldine Jean-Baptiste at sheldine@crossroadsma.org

General Information for our Overnight Camps

Crossroads overnight camps, Camp Wing and Camp Mitton, offer traditional camp activities while meeting social and emotional needs, and instilling the confidence that help our youth be successful at home and in school. All 3 of our camps (Camp Wing, Camp Mitton, and Camp Lapham) are ACA (American Camp Association) Accredited.

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Camp Wing

Our largest summer program located on 200 acres of woodlands in Duxbury, Camp Wing provides a safe and stimulating environment where our campers are urged beyond their comfort zones to set and achieve goals, gain new skills through challenges, make positive choices, and develop healthy relationships with their peers and adults.

Camp Mitton

Nestled in a secluded setting in Brewster, provides a safe and supportive place for young people who have experienced trauma or crisis in their lives and may be struggling to find healthy, positive ways to cope. The Mitton program delivers a sense of safety through a low staff-to-camper ratio, structured activities and a consistent schedule. Mitton’s highly-trained team teaches campers how to manage their feelings in positive ways while building healthy relationships with those around them.