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Kennedy Summer Day Program

Kennedy Summer Day Program 2022

*a fun and exciting summer experience * many outdoor activities * on site learning explorations * * arts and crafts * environmental education * * swimming at the beach and much more! * * FREE breakfast, lunch. *

The Kennedy Summer Day Program (KSDP) provides children from families across the city with the opportunity to access a high-quality summer camp type experience at an extremely reduced rate. This program offers the full-range of services by providing daily transportation to and from camp (additional fee), serving a healthy nutritious breakfast and lunch while providing a safe, educational and enjoyable summer experience to children.


Program is offered 8 weeks in the summer (4 sessions-2 weeks/session). 8:00am-3:00pm, Mon-Fri Open to students ages 5-14 (125 max participants.) Participants are divided into smaller age appropriate groups (Ages 5 & 6, 7 & 8, 9 & 10, 11-14).

Counselor in Training (C.I.T.) program offered to pre-teen participants

Activities include swimming, structured free play, playground and physical activity periods, arts and crafts, STEAM activities, and more!

Free breakfast and lunch daily

Transportation to and from program is offered for an additional fee ($30/session)


Resident Rate:$255.00 per two-week session

Non-Resident Rate:$500 per two-week session

Scholarship: Scholarships are available to residents only.A limited amount will be offered to eligible familiesat$140.00 per scholarship. (Cost would be $115.00 per session)

Registration for KSDP is moving to an online format!

How to Register:

1.) Go to

2.) Hover over the "Account" tab and either log in or "create an account"

3.) Hover over the "Quick Links" Tab and select "Programs"

4.) Scroll to the Kennedy Summer Day Category and select your desired session

5.) Follow the prompts and check out! If you need scholarship assistance, you must contact the PRB office before registering! Reach us at 508-961-3015 or


When you register for one of our programs we depend on your participation to make it successful. A full refund/account credit will be made only if: programs are canceled, or if you have an unforeseen medical problem confirmed by a doctor’s note. Program withdrawals must be made at least 14 days prior to the program start date to receive an full account credit (no refund). Withdrawals occurring less than 14 days prior to the program start date will not receive a refund or account credit.  

Click HERE to register for Kennedy Summer Day 2022!


Call 508-961-3015
EMAIL: info.prb@newbedford-ma

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for next session!