The summer 2020 camp season runs from June 29 to August 21. Enrollment is flexible. Families can choose from a minimum of two weeks to all eight weeks. Each 4-week session culminates in Arts Night, an evening of performances and exhibitions for parents and friends. Single weeks can be added to most sessions.
2020 Camp Dates
The Camp Kaleidoscope schedule is flexible. Families may enroll for two to eight weeks.
|Week 1||June 29-July 2 (No camp on July 3 in honor of Independence Day)|
|Week 2||July 6-July 10|
|Week 3||July 13-July 17|
|Week 4||July 20-July 24 (Arts Nights July 22 & 23)|
|Week 5||July 27-July 31|
|Week 6||August 3-August 7|
|Week 7||August 10-August 14|
|Week 8||August 17-August 21 (Arts Nights August 19 & 20)|
Before May 15, 2020
|6 Weeks (Session 1 or 2, and 2 weeks)||$3,610||$2,525|
|4 Weeks (Session 1, 6/29-7/24 or Session 2, 7/27-8/21)||$2,415||$1,680|
After May 15, 2020
|6 Weeks (Session 1 or 2, and 2 weeks)||$3,685||$2,600|
|4 Weeks (Session 1, 6/29-7/24 or Session 2, 7/27-8/21)||$2,465||$1,730|
- Before May 15: Weeks may be changed or dropped to a 2-week minimum with no charge. Changes can be made online at bostonjcc.org/kaleidoscope-regisration.
- After May 15: Registration is final. There is a $50 transaction fee per child per week.
- Returned check fee: $25
The non-refundable deposit of $250 has been waived as of March 17, 2020. The remainder of the camp tuition is due or a payment plan must be in place by May 15. There is a $50 pre-registration deposit for campers with special needs.
Balance of camp tuition may be paid by credit card, check, or Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). Please note a 3% service fee will be incurred for credit card payments. Payment plan via EFT or payment in full by check does not incur a service fee. Information about monthly payment plans will be provided with your confirmation email.
Sibling Discount - $100 off tuition for the second child. For each additional child, receive $200.
Camp Kingswood Combo - $150 off for first-time Kingswood campers with a minimum enrollment of two weeks each at Kingswood and Kaleidoscope.
JCC Membership - JCC Greater Boston family members receive a tuition discount of $20 off per child per week.
Early Registration - Families who register before December 15 will receive $50 off tuition.
Regular camp hours are 9am-4pm.
Early Drop Off & Extended Day Fees (per camper)
Early Drop-Off and Extended Day are available by session or on a daily basis, space permitting, at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC in Newton, MA. Early Drop-Off cost is $12.50/day. Extended Day cost is $22/day. Spaces are limited, please call the camp office for availability. Please note that Extended Day is not available on the last day of camp.
- Early Drop-Off: 8-9am
- Extended Day: 4-5:45pm
We offer transportation to a select group of locations. For the full list, please click here.
- Eight weeks: $335
- Six weeks: $335
- Four weeks: $320
- Two weeks: $160
- Additional weeks: $80
Thanks to the support of generous individual and foundation donors, JCC Greater Boston makes every effort to offer financial assistance to campers in need. For more information and a confidential conversation, please contact the Camp Director at 617.558.6523. Applications are due April 1. Notification will be mid-April.
Awards are granted on a first come first serve basis. Applications submitted after April 1 are considered if funds are available. If you are not able to accept the offered tuition assistance, you must notify the camp in writing within two weeks of receipt of your award letter, at which point your deposit will be returned. Additional weeks can be added after the deadline has passed, however, there is no guarantee the weekly rate of the new weeks will be the same as the weeks previously registered. Financial aid is not transferable between camps.