Arts and Cultural Institutions

The Summer Fund partners with more than 20 arts and cultural institutions to provide free field trips, on-site cultural activities, and other arts and historical experiences for  underserved youth who attend Summer Fund camps.

The Summer Fund hosts its annual Cultural Day event where our camps have the opportunity to select summer field trip and enrichment activities for their campers.  We partner with select arts and cultural organizations that offer youth-focused programming during summer months.  Each year, over 12,000 youth attend field trips to our partner arts and cultural institutions through the Summer Fund sponsored field trips.

If your institution focuses on art, history, or culture, offers excellent programs for children and youth, and is interested in partnering with us, we encourage you to contact us.

Arts and cultural institutions that partner with the Summer Fund receive the following benefits:

  • Summer Fund resources to underwrite the cost of cultural field trip admissions for our campers, a crucial source of summer revenue for many of our cultural partner organizations
  • New community outreach opportunities to underserved populations that might otherwise have little or no exposure to arts and culture and only a limited understanding of or connection to institutions in this field
  • Access to the unsurpassed expertise of the Summer Fund camp network on programming for underserved urban children and youth in Greater Boston

Our Impact

Shelter life is difficult for children, especially during the summer when school is out. At camp, this 9-year-old boy played tennis, swam, and made friends with other children his own age. We are grateful we could offer him a fun and stimulating opportunity to spend time outside of the shelter this summer.

— Casa Myrna, Boston

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Each year, between 10,000-12,000 campers enjoy as many as 300 free field trips, on-site cultural activities, and other arts and historical experiences.