Partnered with the Jamaica Plain community for over 31 years, Viking is excited to offer youth sports clinics year round, school vacation camps, sports leagues, and our popular Multi-Sports Summer Camp throughout the summer. No matter what program your child takes, our goal is to make sure your child enjoys the class or the camp. Jamaica Plain residents are able to enjoy the convenient locations of our programs in town as well in nearby Brookline, Chestnut Hill, and Newton.
This summer is BIG! It is our 31 year anniversary and we could not be any more excited for the 31st iteration of our popular summer camps. Since the last whistle was blown to conclude our 2023 summer camp, we have been working tirelessly to make 2024 an unforgettable summer camp experience for your child.
Our clinics are instructional classes meet once a week and last for a 6-8 weeks. Our staff follow an age appropriate curriculum that keep kids engaged and entertained, while learning a new sport.
This drop in and play time is a great way for kids to burn off all of that endless energy. Play in our space, use our equipment (balls, tunnels, bounce houses, etc.), and have a great time. Open Play is for kids aged 6 months to 5 years old. It is designed to be a free-form and unstructured setting. No shoes are allowed in the play space. All kids must be accompanied by an adult.
The following programs are available to all Jamaica Plain residents:
- Multi-Sports Camp
- Soccer Camp
- Baseball Camp
- Flag Football Camp
- Basketball Camp
- Soccer Academy
- Pre-K Half-Day Multi-Sports Camp (Age 4 Only)
- Preschool Half-Day Multi-Sports Camp (Age 3 Only)
- School Vacation Multi-Sports Camp (December Break, February Break, and April Break)
- Soccer Clinics
- Baseball & T-Ball Clinics
- Flag Football Clinics
- Basketball Clinics
- Floor Hockey Clinics
- SNAG Golf Clinics
- Multi-Sports Clinics
- Advanced Level Clinics For All Sports
- Viking Ninja Warrior Clinics
- KinderKickers Soccer League (Ages 5 & 6)
- Winter Indoor Soccer League (Grades 1 & 2)
- Winter Indoor Soccer League (Grades 3 – 5)
- Adult Basketball League (Men’s Basketball League & Women’s Basketball League)
- Adult Soccer (Co-ed Soccer & Women’s Only Soccer Available)
Brookline High School (66 Tappan St.) – Our Summer Sports Camps and School Vacation Camps are held at the Brookline High School. Viking is fortunate enough to have access to the entire Cypress Field and Tappan St. Gymnasium Sports Complex. Cypress Field is the large sports field in the center of the Brookline High School complex. The field space alone has two full-size baseball diamonds and a regulation size football field (or soccer pitch). We also have access to the many regulation size and miniature soccer goals on site. This space allows us to play many different sports and games and split into multiple groups. The field is located next to the Cypress St. Playground which also allows us access to the outdoor basketball court and water park. The Brookline High School is located about two blocks off of Rt. 9 and is just off of Cypress St. Not only is this location perfect for Brookline residents and the surrounding communities, but it is great for any parent who commutes into the city and needs an easy drop-off for their child’s camp. There is plenty of free parking (two parking lots, plus either side of Tappan St., Greenough St. and the left side of Davis St.) and it is also on the MBTA Green Line (D-Line Brookline Hills Stop). On inclement weather days (rain or excessive heat), we have access to the entire Tappan Gymnasium Complex, located at the same location. The complex consists of two full-size gymnasiums, a top-floor pavilion (which is the size of three full size basketball courts in one enormous open room!) and many large multi-purpose rooms. We also use this indoor complex for our School Vacation Sports Camps.
The Soule Recreation Center & The Soule Gym is located at 652 Hammond St in Chestnut Hill. This is a beautiful location that is situated in a very peaceful, wooded part of Chestnut Hill. For outdoor programs, we use the field next to the gymnasium by the tennis courts. For indoor programs, we use the Soule Gym, the entrance faces away from Hammond St (towards the upper level soccer field). The Soule Recreation Center is located just off of route 9 near the brand new Star Market. There is extra parking for this location at 436 Heath St.
The Viking Activity Center – Viking’s brand new home for all things sports at 143 Cypress St. It is just off Rt.9 and two doors down from the ACE Tickets. For leagues, this is the perfect location for exciting, high energy, small-sided sports. For clinics, it is an excellent spot for learning new skills and techniques. The location features a great viewing area for the parents and is conveniently located next to the Rifrullo Cafe if you need a quick cup of coffee or a snack!
Waldstein Park (aka Dean Rd Park, Waldstein Playground) – This beautiful and newly renovated park is located near the corner of Dean Rd. & Beacon St. The park is located on Dean Rd. opposite the Beaconsfield T-stop (MBTA Green Line, D-Line). It is also about a five minute walk from Cleveland Circle if you are heading inbound on Beacon St. This park’s amenities include a baseball diamond, soccer goals, running track, basketball court, and water park. All amenities are brand new and parking is very convenient as there are multiple options for parking on Dean Rd., Clinton Path, and Strathmore Rd.
Winthrop Park (aka The Minot Rose Garden) – this park is located by the corner of St. Paul St. and Freeman St. It is three blocks down from the large Holiday Inn on the corner of St. Paul St. and Beacon St. towards Commonwealth Ave. The field we use is the large fenced field next to the playground and rose garden. It is an excellent location that is centrally located in Brookline.
In Jamaica Plain, children from the following public schools, private schools, and pre-schools participate in Viking Sports Programs, Sports Clinics, Sports Camps, and Leagues:
- Associated Ec & Ed Center-Jamaica
- Blessed Sacrament Elementary School
- Boston Metro Early Intervention
- Bright Beginnings Preschool
- Bromley Heath Infant Center
- Curley Elementary
- Copper Beech Montessori
- Hollow Reed School & Dcc
- Jamaica Plain Four Four’s
- Jamaica Plain Head Start
- Joseph P Manning Elementary
- Knight Childrens Center
- Language and Cognitive Develop
- Little Red Schoolhouse Child Care Center
- Meridian Academy
- Native American Community Head Start
- Nazareth Child Care Center
- Neighborhood Schools
- Pine Village Dc-St John’s Church
- Putnam Investments Community Child Care Center
- Shattuck Child Care Center
- Small World Child Care Center
Viking Sports private lessons are a great opportunity for your child to focus attention in a sport of their choosing. Our coaches have extensive knowledge in many of the traditional sports, and through our private lessons, your child will build confidence, understand important aspects of gameplay, and learn the skills necessary to be the best of the best on the field, court, or pitch.