GI girls summer

The Girls Incorporated Summer Program provides girls ages 5 to 14 with active, hands-on enrichment activities in a fun and safe environment. Girls are divided into groups based on age. Each group has an adult counselor who works with the girls to plan and implement activities. In our Summer Program, the girls participate in a multitude of activities that promote cognitive development, artistic expression, social-emotional growth, and physical education. Girls hone leadership and critical thinking skills and combat summer learning loss.

Thank you to National Grid for their generous summer-long grant support of our S.T.E.M program called OpSMART. Your support will provide girls ages 5 – 14 with amazing opportunities to have fun while learning, making new friends and  discovering new interests and activities!


PROGRAM DATES & TIMES & THEMES (Field Trip, as applicable)

Week 1   June 26-June 30, Fearless Females (Historic Salem)

Week 2   July 3, July 5-7, Game Changer Girls (Onsite Sports Clinic)

(Closed Monday, July 4th)

Week 3   July 10-14, Island Explorers (George’s Island)

Week 4   July 17-21, Young, Wild, & Free (Bear Brook State Park)

Week 5   July 24-28, History’s Mysteries (Harvard Museum of Natural History)

Week 6   July 31-August 4, Act Out and Speak Up (Palace Theatre)

Week 7   August 7-11, The Power of Play (Museum of Science or Boston Children’s Museum)

Week 8   August 14-18, Animal Escapades (Blue Hills Trailside Museum or Capron State Park Zoo)

Week 9   August 21-25, GIRLS! We run this world (Onsite Cookout) 

The Summer Program runs Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. If needed, Extended Day is available in the morning from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. or in the evening from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. Click here for the 2017 Summer Program Brochure.

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Wednesdays & Thursdays are typically special field trip days during which the girls visit and explore sites, such as…

  • Maudslay State Park
  • New England Aquarium
  • Charmingfare Farm
  • Fisher Cat Game
  • Palace Theatre
  • Bear Brook State Park
  • Children’s Museum
  • George’s Island
  • Museum of Science

Click here for the 2017 summer field trip detailed descriptions.


Weekly activities often include:

  • Computers & TechnologySwimming at Girls Inc Summer Program
  • Arts & Humanities
  • Swimming
  • Drama & Creative Arts & Photography
  • Healthy Cooking
  • Science & Engineering
  • Gardening
  • Gym/ Adventure Sports Activities
  • Civic Engagement Projects


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Specialty activities include:

Whistler House Museum of Art

Youth Summer Art Program 2017

A limited number of scholarships are available to current Girls Inc. members ages 10 to 14 for this inspiring art program from July 10 to August 4, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 12 pm. Each week will introduce a new art form and combined exciting hands-on art creation, such as drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, and collage. For more information about this creative program, visit the Whistler House Museum of Art website.


Girls Incorporated is a licensed child care program which accepts child care vouchers and offers our private pay clients a scholarship fee structure based on family size and income. Scholarship rates starting as low as $95.00 per week are available. Space is limited!!! (Available slots are filled on a first come first serve basis. To insure your child’s summer, choose the weeks you would like her to attend: pay the first week’s fee in full and a non-refundable deposit of 50% of your weekly fee for each additional week you wish to reserve. To maintain your child’s place in the program, all fees must be settled with the business office the week preceding the week of enrollment. Late payment may jeopardize your child’s enrollment; full payment is expected for all weeks reserved).

Already a member: registration is a snap! Fill out Girls Inc Summer Brochure; call the Business Office to confirm your weekly rate (subject to verification); then mail or drop off the completed summer registration form with the required deposit for each week.

Not a member? Joining is easy! Complete the membership package and submit it to the Business Office along with the $15.00 annual membership fee at the time of registration! Membership forms are available online or by calling Girls Inc.

Want to download and print our summer brochure? Click here!

TEEN Counselor-In-Training Program

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The Counselor-In-Training (C.I.T.) program is an educational and job skill summer program for teen girls that are 15 to 18 years old.

Summer can be especially challenging for teens as they are not quite at the age yet to take on a serious job, but need to begin exploring career path options. The Counselor-In-Training program is designed for high school students who feel they’ve grown out of summer camps and are looking for something a little more challenging… sort of a stepping stone into adulthood, you might say.

Advantages to being a Counselor-in-Training:

C.I.T.’s work as part of a team of staff to facilitate activities for children ages 5-14 during the summer each day.

Through this summer position, the advantage to CIT’s is that they will:

  • Gain valuable work experience
  • Develop new skills
  • Practice leadership
  • Explore future career possibilities
  • Work as a team with professional staff
  • Have fun helping kids from our community and be a great role model
  • Receive a Program Completion Certificate documenting volunteer hours
  • Receive a Letter of Reference for college or a job (as needed)
  • Have a fun and awesome summer!

The C.I.T. program runs daily, Monday through Friday, from 6/27/2017 to 8/25/2017, from 10 am to 5 pm; with one wrap-up meeting scheduled in September (date/ time TBD). The first week of the program (6/27 to 6/30) will include an Equine Encounter Teen Leadership Program at Ironstone Farm in Andover.

For more information about the C.I.T. Program, please check out the C.I.T. Program brochure.

For currently enrolled C.I.T.’s, click hear for the daily C.I.T. schedule.  

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