About Boston Parents’ Family Favorites

Boston Parents’ Family Favorites was born with the idea to give readers in Greater Boston and throughout the Northeast a chance to voice their opinions on their personal “Family Favorite” choices for everything kids and family. The program has evolved over the years, and hopefully, with a lot of input from our readers, we’ve been able to make it better and better.

The voting for Boston’s Family Favorites is conducted in a two-round process. The first round occurs in the month of March and early April with open write-in nominations taking place. Write-in nominations continue to be open until the end of the month.

As the nomination period in the first round comes to a close in mid April, shortly afterwards, the second round opens with the top nominees in each category being selectable in this final round of voting during the latter part of April and May. Write-in nominations are no longer available, and voters are open to select their favorite from among those that are listed.

CAMPS & SUMMER PROGRAMS TOP WINNERS

Academic Summer Camps

THE TOP 10

  Charles River Aquatics, Wellesley

  Acera School, Winchester

  Empow Studios, Lexington

  Everwood Day Camp, Sharon

  French Cultural Center, Boston

  iCode of Wellesley, Wellesley

  International School of Boston, Cambridge

  LINX Camps, Wellesley

  Pine Village Preschool, Multiple Locations

  Russian School of Mathematics, Multiple Locations

  Su Escuela Language Academy, Hingham

THE WINNER

Russian School of Mathematics, Multiple Locations

 

Animals and Nature Summer Camps

THE TOP 5

  Camp Howe, Goshen

  Coastal Discoveries Marine Program, Newburyport

  Hale Adventure Camp, Westwood

  Mass Audubon, Multiple Locations

  New England Zoo Camp, Boston

THE WINNER

Camp Howe, Goshen

 

Arts and Crafts Summer Camps

THE TOP 5

  Boston University Camp Terrier Arts and Recreation, Boston

  Charles River Creative Arts, Dover

  Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, Multiple Locations

  International School of Boston, Cambridge

  LINX Camps, Wellesley

THE WINNER

Boston University Camp Terrier Arts and Recreation, Boston

 

Circus Arts Summer Camps

THE TOP 5

  Buck’s Rock, New Milford, CT

  Circus Smirkus, Greensboro, VT

  Dedham Health, Dedham

  Esh Circus Arts, Somerville

  The hive at deCordova, Lincoln

THE WINNER

Circus Smirkus, Greensboro, VT

 

Culinary Summer Camps

THE TOP 5

  Cambridge School of Culinary Arts, Cambridge

  Create a Cook, Newton

  LINX Camps, Wellesley

  Maker Farm, Westford

  Steve and Kate’s Camp, Mulitple Locations

THE WINNER

LINX, Wellesley

 

Dance and Ballet Summer Camps

THE TOP 5

  All That Jazz Dance Studio, Newton

  Boston Ballet School Summer Dance Program, Multiple Locations

  Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Hopkington

  LINX Camps, Wellesley

  Wellesley Theatre Project, Wellesley

THE WINNER

Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Hopkington

 

Faith Based Summer Camps

THE TOP 10

  Camp Berea, Turner, ME

  Camp Gan Israel, Chestnut Hill

  Camp Grotonwood, Groton

  Camps Fatima & Bernadette, NH

  Christian Youth Conference at Ocean Park, ME

  Hume New England, Monterey

  JCC Grossman Camp, Dover

  Jewish Creative Preschool, Newton

  Mount Hope Christian School, Burlington

  URJ Crane Lake Camp, West Stockbridge

THE WINNER

Christian Youth Conference at Ocean Park, ME

 

Family Camps

THE TOP 5

  Camp Howe, Goshen

  Hale Family Camp, Westwood

  International School of Boston, Cambridge

  LINX Camps, Wellesley

  Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm, Lincoln

THE WINNER

International School of Boston, Cambridge

 

Foreign Language and Cultural Immersion Summer Camps

THE TOP 5

  French Cultural Center, Boston

  German International School, Allston

  International School of Boston, Cambridge

  Pine Village Preschool, Multiple Locations

  Su Escuela Language Academy, Hingham

THE WINNER

Pine Village Preschool, Multiple Locations

 

General and Traditional Summer Day Camps

THE TOP 10

  Boston University Camp Terrier, Boston

  Camp Howe, Goshen

  Dedham Country Day Camp, Dedham

  Dedham Health & Athletic Complex, Dedham

  Everwood Day Camp, Sharon

  Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, Multiple Locations

  Hale Day Camp, Westwood

  International School of Boston, Cambridge

  LINX Summer Camps, Wellesley

  Wellesley Theatre Project, Wellesley

THE WINNER

Everwood Day Camp, Sharon

 

Gymnastics Summer Camps

THE TOP 5

  Charles River Creative Arts, Dover

  Energy Fitness & Gymnastics, Natick & Newton

  Exxcel Gymnastics & Climbing, Newton

  Gymnastics Express, Natick

  My Gym Children’s Fitness Centers, Multiple Locations

THE WINNER

Exxcel Gymnastics & Climbing, Newton

 

Health and Special Needs Summer Camps

THE TOP 5

  Camp Howe, Goshen

  Franciscan Children’s, Brighton

  Fuse School & Program, Lexington

  Learning Solutions, Norwood

  The Bridge Center, Bridgewater

THE WINNER

Camp Howe, Goshen

 

Music and Singing Summer Camps

THE TOP 5

  All Newton Music School, W. Newton

• Berklee College of Music, Boston

  Charles River Creative Arts, Dover

  LINX Summer Camps,

  Wellesley Theatre Project, Wellesley

THE WINNER

Wellesley Theatre Project, Wellesley

 

Performing Arts Summer Camps

THE TOP 5

  Charles River Creative Arts, Dover

  Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Hopkinton

  Kidstock Creative Theater, Winchester

  LINX Camps, Wellesley

  Wellesley Theatre Project, Wellesley

THE WINNER

Wellesley Theatre Project, Wellesley

 

Preschool Age Summer Camps

THE TOP 10

  Dedham Country Day Camp, Dedham

  Delphi Academy, Milton

  Everwood Day Camp, Sharon

  Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Hopkinton

  International School of Boston, Cambridge

  LINX Camps, Wellesley

  Norwood Montessori School, Norwood

• Pine Village Preschool, Multiple Locations

  Su Escuela Language Academy, Hingham

  Wellesley Theatre Project, Wellesley

THE WINNERS

LINX Camps, Wellesley

 

School Vacation Camps

THE TOP 10

  Empow Studios, Lexington

  Everwood Day Camp, Sharon

  Exxcel Gymnastics & Climbing, Newton

  Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, Multiple Locations

  Hale Vacation Days, Westford

  iCode of Wellesley, Wellesley

  International School of Boston, Cambridge

  LINX Summer Camps, Wellesley

  Mass Audubon, Multiple Locations

  Su Escuela Language Academy, Hingham

THE WINNER

Empow Studios, Lexington

 

Sleepaway Camps

THE TOP 10

  Camp Birch Hill, New Durham, NH

  Camp Howe, Goshen

  Camp Takodah-YMCA, Richmond, NH

  Camp Wingate*Kirkland, Yarmouth

  Camps Kenwood and Evergreen, NH

  Christian Youth Conference at Ocean Park, ME

  Fleur de Lis Camp, Fitzwilliam, NH

  Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, Multiple Locations

  Grotonwood Camp, Groton

  Oceanwood Camp, Old Orchard Beach, ME

THE WINNER

  Camp Birch Hill, New Durham, NH

 

Sports Summer Camps

THE TOP 5

  Babson Sports Camps, Wellesley

  Boston University Camp Terrier, Boston

  Charles River Aquatics, Multiple Locations

  Exxcel Gymnastics & Climbing, Newton

  Hale Day Camps, Westwood

  LINX Camps, Wellesley

THE WINNER (TIE)

  Boston University Camp Terrier Sports and Recreation, Boston

  LINX Camps, Wellesley

 

STEAM Summer Camps

THE TOP 10

  Acera School, Winchester

  Code Ninjas, Multiple Locations

  Einstein’s Workshop, Burlington

  Empow Studios, Lexington

  iCode of Wellesley, Wellesley

  ID Tech Camps, Multiple Locations

  LetGo Your Mind, Multiple Locations

  LINX Summer Camps, Wellesley

  Penguin Coding School, Lexington

  Russian School of Mathematics, Multiple Locations

THE WINNER

Empow Studios, Lexington

 

Teen Focused Summer Camps

THE TOP 5

  Camp Grotonwood, Groton

  Christian Youth Conference at Ocean Park, ME

  Everwood Day Camp, Sharon

  Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, Multiple Locations

  Wellesley Theatre Project, Wellesley

THE WINNER

Christian Youth Conference at Ocean Park, ME

 

Winter Camps

THE TOP 5

  Camp Grotonwood, Groton

  Exxcel Gymnastics & Climbing, Newton

  Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, Multiple Locations

  International School of Boston, Cambridge

  Wellesley Theatre Project, Wellesley

THE WINNER

Wellesley Theatre Project, Wellesley

 

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