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

Our mission is to provide stewardship of the land and resources and to offer educational experiences. The Summer Fund gives campers the opportunity to enjoy and learn about nature and teambuilding activities. It is a great way to get inner city camps and children to become stewards of the land.

— Hale Reservation

Random Quote

The Homeless Campership Fund made a significant impact in several children’s lives this summer. The experience of traveling to an environment so different from the sidewalks and alleys they see every day brought energy and enthusiasm back to their eyes. The freedom and independence of the summer camp environment is especially valuable to children that have experienced the powerlessness that can come with being homeless.

— Elizabeth Stone House, Roxbury