Summer Camp

All camps must be licensed by the local Department of Public Health. All camps follow all health and safety protocols and procedures.

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This summer is BIG! It is our 28th year anniversary and we could not be any more excited for the 28th iteration of our popular summer camps. With one year of pandemic summer camp experience under our belt, we are more than prepared to deliver summer camp fun in 2021. Since the last whistle was blown to conclude our reimagined 2020 summer camp, we have been working tirelessly to make 2021 an unforgettable summer camp experience for your child.

We refreshed our Theme Day calendar with uniquely fun ideas that will excite the whole camp and our world famous Tournament Day will be bigger and more engaging than ever before.

In short, we have waited 28 years for this summer to come and we plan to make it spectacular!

Camp Locations

This summer we are launching camps in new communities in Massachusetts as well as in Rhode Island and New Hampshire. In addition to those new communities, we will be bringing our brand of fun to the following towns and cities:

  • Brookline
  • Boston
  • Coventry
  • Arlington
  • Burlington
  • Canton
  • Lexington
  • Lunenburg
  • Medford
  • Medway
  • Newton
  • Sharon
  • Stow
  • Sudbury
  • Wayland
  • Westborough

About Viking Summer Camps

All of our Multi-Sport Summer Camps include a fun variety of sports including soccer, basketball, baseball, flag football, dodgeball, kickball, capture the flag, floor hockey, team handball, watermelon, gaga ball, reindeer tails, and many other sports, gym games, and camp activities. In addition to our multi-sport camps, we offer Sport-Specific Camps. Our camps are designed to promote regular physical activity, sportsmanship, and values. At Viking, we strive to create the best possible experience and atmosphere of engagement and teamwork for all of our campers. All participants receive a Viking T-shirt and Trophy!

In Brookline and Medway, in addition to our multi-sport camps, we offer Sport-Specific Camps including Soccer Camp, Baseball Camp, Flag Football Camp, and Soccer Academy.

Viking Camps typically run from 9am-3pm. This time varies from town to town. We also offer early drop off (8am-9am) and extended day (3pm-6pm) options for most of our camps. Our multi-sports camps range in age from 4 – 13 (grades entering Pre-K through 8th). Our sports specific camps’ age range vary from town to town and from sport to sport. All Viking camps are one week long. Players may register for one or more weeks.

Types of Viking Summer Camps

Soccer Camps

At our Soccer Camps, we teach campers both basic and advanced techniques of soccer, including dribbling, passing, receiving and shooting. We keep it fun and lively with games like Goalie Wars, Dynasty, and 4-way Soccer. All Viking Soccer Camps conclude with the Viking World Cup!

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Baseball Camps

At our Baseball Camps, we teach campers the important techniques used in all aspects of the game. Our coaches will teach campers the fundamentals of batting, fielding, throwing, pitching, and base-running. Baseball Camps also include many games like the Home Run Derby, Pickle, Spud, and Fenway Baseball. Viking’s Baseball Camps always conclude with the Viking World Series!

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Flag-Football Camps

At our Flag-Football Camps, we teach campers skills that will be useful on both sides of the ball. Some of the skills we teach include the core components of passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive position. Our flag football camps also include a combine, a Punt, Pass & Kick competition, and of course, concludes with the Viking Super Bowl!

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Street Hockey Camp

At our Street Hockey Camp, we teach campers the essentials to becoming a great hockey player all while keep the campers engaged in a fun learning environment. Campers will learn proper passing and shooting techniques as well as stick handling techniques and correct defensive positioning. We will also have the campers learn basic plays. And we will be playing multiple adrenaline pumping games and tournaments throughout the week concluding with the Viking Cup!

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Basketball Camps

At our Basketball Camps, we teach campers all the skills required to become the next LeBron James. Our coaches will teach both basic and advanced techniques that are important on both sides of the ball. The skills include, but are not limited to, dribbling, shooting, passing, defensive positioning and more. The coaches will also teach the campers different plays and different defensive strategies (i.e. zone and man-to-man). We will also play a variety of games including Knockout, Dynasty, and Steal the Cookies. All Viking Basketball camps conclude with the Viking Final Four!

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Viking Ninja Warrior Camps

At our Ninja Warrior Camps, coaches spend a part of each day putting the athletes through a specific set of exercises so they can conquer the Ninja Warrior Course in the fastest time possible. During the camp week, athletes also play a bunch of Ninja Warrior style games to develop other crucial skills like endurance, coordination, and focus. As the week concludes, athletes show their progress at the Ninja Warrior Proving Ground. On final day, kids get to tackle all of the Ninja Warrior course obstacles to see how they’ve improved. Campers also get to conquer our massive 42 foot long 12 foot high inflatable obstacle course!

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Multi-Sports Camps

For our Multi-Sports Camps, we will introduce the kids to a variety of sports, games, and activities. Our games are simple to learn and really fun to play. We like to introduce kids to games that they in turn can bring home and play with their friends. This approach allows kids to focus more on playing and having fun versus listening to a laundry list of rules and watching elaborate set ups. Games we play include (but are not limited to):

Soccer & Soccer Variations

  • World Cup
  • Goalie Wars
  • Dynasty
  • Shoot Out
Baseball & Baseball Variations

  • Home Run Derby
  • Whiffle Ball
  • Pickle
  • Fenway Baseball
Basketball & Basketball Variations

  • Knockout
  • 3 Point Contest
  • King of the Court
Other Traditional Games

  • Street/Floor Hockey
  • Kickball
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag Football
  • Volleyball
  • Team Handball
Non Traditional Games

  • Gaga Ball
  • Capture the Flag
  • Newcomb
  • Reindeer Tails
  • Pony Express
  • Head Catch/Flinch
  • Watermelon
  • Many variations of Tag

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All Viking camps must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local board of health.

Viking Summer Camp Details

The coaching and instruction offered at all Viking Sports Camps is intended to meet the needs of players of all ages and skill levels. Children will not only work on individual skill development, but on how to effectively participate on teams. All camps are co-ed. The philosophy at all Viking camps is safety, good sportsmanship, and fun.

Viking Sports Camp Coaches

All coaches are carefully selected based on their enthusiasm, professionalism, and experience. Our pool of highly qualified coaches includes athletes, teachers, established coaches, and undergraduate and graduate college students. Every Viking coach is dedicated to helping children learn and play sports. Our coaches & CITs serve as role models for campers. Positive relationships between coaches and campers build confidence and self-esteem. The coach to camper ratio complies with Massachusetts Health Department guidelines and is as follows: 1 coach per 5 campers for children 6 and under; 1 coach per 10 campers for children 7 and older.

A Typical Daily Schedule

Time Event
8:00am Campers enrolled in Early Drop-Off arrive and check-in* Extended Day campers arrive
8:55am Campers arrive and check-in
9:00am Campers go to their groups and begin morning stretches
9:20am Instruction and games begin
10:30am Snack
11:00am Instruction and games resume
12:30pm Lunch period (time to relax)
1:25pm Instruction and games resume
3:00pm Campers check-out and depart*
6:00pm Extended Day concludes

*Early Drop-Off, Extended Day, and Camp Check-Out time vary for each location

Note: Every group takes multiple water, shade, and sunscreen breaks throughout the day

Early Drop-off/Extended Day

For some locations, we are able to offer pre-registered early drop-off (8:00am-9:00am) and extended day (3:00pm-6:00pm) options are available for campers. During early drop-off and extended day, children may choose to read, write, draw, play board games, watch sports/other videos, learn chess/checkers, play more sports/games and more.

Rain Day & Excessive Heat Days

Every Viking Camp has an indoor alternative in case of rain or excessive heat.

What To Bring To Camp

All players should bring appropriate clothing for the climate and to participate in a fun day of sports. All campers should bring a light snack, plenty of drinks, and a packed lunch to camp. Although water will be provided, campers must bring their own water bottle. All players should apply sunscreen at home before coming to camp and should bring a bottle of sunscreen to camp so that coaches can remind them to reapply it in the afternoon; Viking Sports Camps will also have sunscreen available (Water Babies Hypoallergenic SPF 50) for players who forget to bring their own. Players that bring cleats must also bring sneakers in case we play inside the gymnasium or on the basketball court.

 

Sports equipment to be provided by parent/guardian:

  • Multi-Sports camp: shin-guards are recommended.
  • Baseball/T -ball camp: a baseball glove is requiredCleats* are recommended .
  • Soccer camp: a soccer ball, shin guards, and cleats* are required.
  • Flag Football camp: a football and cleats* are recommended.

*Although cleats are optional, but HIGHLY recommended for flag football and baseball, players MUST bring sneakers to camp each day in case we use the basketball court or gym.

Theme Days

Each week our camps for kids ages 4 and up feature a theme day. Participation is optional, but the day is always a lot of fun. Our photographer also captures the day to share the memories with you.

Here are a few of our 2021 Theme Days:

American Pride: (for the week of the fourth of July)  dress in red white and blue ‘cuz you’re proud to be an American where at least you know you’re free.

Jersey Day: GO PATRIOTS! Show your team pride by wearing your favorite sports jersey or dressing as your favorite sports pro!

Character Day: What a crazy cast of characters you’ll meet on this day with everyone dressed as their favorite TV, book, video game, or movie character.

Super Thursday:  Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Viking campers dressed as their favorite superhero or super villian.  Some you may recognize and some may be new ones imagined by the camper themselves. Just remember with great power comes great responsibility.

Viking Summer Camp Locations

Brookline

In Brookline, our summer sports camps are held at Baker School. Viking is fortunate enough to have access to the entire field and indoor facilities. The field is the large and can be used for multiple sports.  On inclement weather day (rain or excessive heat), we have access to the entire school located at the same location.

On occasion, we may need to use an alternative Brookline location for camp. The first location we may use is at the Soule Recreation Center (652 Hammond St in Chestnut Hill). This is a beautiful location that is situated in a very peaceful, wooded part of Chestnut Hill. The amenities at this location include a full-size soccer pitch (that we can play any sport and game on), a smaller turf soccer field, a third grass field, and for inclement weather days, we have access to the Soule Gym, which is apart of the same complex. The Soule Recreation Center is located just off of route 9 near the brand new Star Market. For parking, please use the upper parking lot located at 436 Heath St.

Our second alternative location for our summer camp is Waldstein Park (aka Dean Rd. Park) in Brookline. 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 amenities include a baseball diamond, soccer goals, running track, basketball court, and water park. All amenities are brand new and parking is very convenient for drop off and pick up, as there are multiple options for parking on Dean Rd., Clinton Path, and Strathmore Rd. In case of inclement weather, we use the Runkle School Gym, who’s entrance is on Clinton Rd. near Dean Rd.

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Lexington

In Lexington, our summer sports camps which include our Multi-Sports Camps, Viking Ninja Warrior Camps, Basketball Camps, and Dodgeball & Gaga Ball Camps are located at the Center Recreation Complex (90 Worthen Rd). This location is near Lincoln Park next to Parker Field and right down the road from the Lexington High School. This is a beautiful location with large open fields, a well manicured baseball diamond, and outdoor and indoor basketball facilities. Drop-off and pick-up is easy and convenient and there is plenty of parking.

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Sudbury

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Arlington

 

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Canton

 

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Medway

 

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Newton

 

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Sharon

 

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Wayland

 

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Westborough

 

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