The travel writing camp for adventurous teens

Boston & Beyond: Grades 9 and 10

WHAT’S THERE TO WRITE ABOUT? When you’re traveling, the answer is limitless. In Boston & Beyond, we explore urban neighborhoods and take day-trips in search of eye-opening moments. We sample new foods, talk to locals, learn cultural activities, and play in unfamiliar settings. These experiences are the stuff of journal writing and longer pieces – chances to reflect on the journey and share it in The Collection. Explore the wider world of Boston and discover the person closest to home – yourself.

Who Should Register: Curious and adventurous students of all writing abilities entering grades 9 or 10.

Boston & Beyond Frequently Asked Questions

Financial assistance is available to qualified families. Applying early will increase your chance of receiving aid.

Questions? Please email Deb Schmill, Program Coordinator, or call 617-714-0263 x0.

Summer Ink, Inc. is a non-profit organization that does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin in administration of its admissions and hiring policies and its scholarship programs.

This camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local board of health. Parents and legal guardians of campers enrolled in our programs may request copies of Summer Ink discipline policies, grievance procedures, and staff background check results.

One Session Only: July 16-27, 2018 (2 weeks)



Hours: Weekdays, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Campers should arrive between 8:30–8:45 a.m. Please note: our new pick up time is at 4:00 p.m.

Simmons College
Boston, MA
Easily accessible by public transportation or car

Sample Activities:
Kayaking on the Charles River
Food tastings in Chinatown and the North End
Exploring Georges Island
Perspective drawing from South Boston rooftops
People-watching and interviewing in different places

Cost: $1650
Includes all day trips, writing and art supplies, and sports equipment. Lunch, snacks, and drinks are not included and must be provided by the camper.