YES is pleased to offer summer programming for youth during July and August 2020.  Social distancing, hygiene, cleaning, and health testing protocols will be followed per Massachusetts Department of Public Health guidelines. Read YES’s full statement about the coronavirus at yeskids.org/coronavirus. [Updated 7/6/20 at 4:30 pm]

Youth Enrichment Services

Outdoor Adventure

Applications for Summer 2020 are available here

The Outdoor Adventure Program gives young people the opportunity to explore the environment and develop meaningful relationships while having fun. 

YES is happy to be able to provide some summer programming among all that is going on. YES will offer part day (3 hours) programming Monday through Thursday for two weeks at a time. YES will not be able to run adventure programming in our typical sense per Department of Health regulations. However, we want to promote finding adventure in different ways, becoming curious about the world around us, and understanding ourselves and those around us better. 

YES will be offering 2 week sessions 3 different times. Each session will have a morning or afternoon option. Please see below for the timing of the morning and afternoon sessions as well as the dates of the sessions.

 

“Your efforts, your planning, your care, and your mentorship were essential in crafting an unforgettable summer experience for our son and others like him who were fortunate enough to take part in the YES Outdoor Adventure Program.  He has been reminded to quiet his fears and to expand his boundaries. He has learned to find common ground with others and to try on selflessness. He has set eyes on sights that were utterly novel to him and it has whet his appetite for more.”

– YES Parent

Fees: Prices range from $15-150 and are based on household income and number of dependents.

Morning Session: 8:45 am to Noon

Afternoon Session: 1:00 pm to 4:15 pm

 

Session 1: July 13th to July 23rd, 2020

Ages 9-10

Session 2: July 27th to August 3rd, 2020

Ages 11-12

Session 3: August 10th to August 20th, 2020

Sibling groupings aged 9-12.

 

This camp is licensed by the local board of health and complies with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

YES is taking the Coronavirus pandemic seriously and will be implementing the following guidelines to help mitigate the spread of the virus.

COVID-19 Precautions

  • Limited number of people in the building at a time 
  • Six feet distancing
  • Wearing a mask at all times
  • Disinfecting all surfaces after each session
  • COVID symptom questionnaire before each session

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