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

The Summer Fund Cultural Day program allows Boston Children’s Museum to fulfill its mission of reaching out to underserved populations of children in the greater Boston area. Without this program, many of these children would never have the opportunity to attend the Museum and to learn and grow from the educational opportunities we offer.

— Boston Children’s Museum

Random Quote

As part of the Summer Fund, in 2017 the Homeless Campership Fund supported 25 camp and shelter partners enabling families in homeless shelters and those facing housing insecurities free access for over 1300 summer camp slots for this at-risk youth population.