Summer Program

Fire Rescuers


Fire Rescuers is a week long exploration for 20 youth with the Wellesley Fire Department the week of July 10 to July 14, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Highlights for this program include:

  • Experience a working Fire Department with hands on training including: fire extinguishing, knot tying, water rescue, and much more.
  • Field trip to the Fire Academy in Stowe, Massachusetts.
  • Visits and demonstrations from the Bomb Squad, and MedFlight.

Wellesley Police Department (WPD) Youth Academy


WPD Youth Academy is a week long exploration for 20 youth with the Wellesley Police Department the week of July 31 to August 4, 2017 from 9 a.m.-3p.m.

Highlights for this program include:

  • Learning the importance of law enforcement in their community and beyond.
  • Experiencing hands on demonstrations involving radar, motor vehicle stops, mock arrests and crime scene search.
  • Discover the valuable collaboration between local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.
  • Field trips to Boston area law enforcement agencies, FBI, and State Police.

Wellesley Media Summer Program


Wellesley Media Summer Program is a week long exploration for TEN youth ENTERING 8th GRADE with Wellesley Media Corporation from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Highlights for this program include:

  • Learning the art of program planning.
  • Learning to operate Wellesley Media studio equipment including: cameras, audio, and editing devices.
  • Gaining the skills to produce a public service announcement or news piece for Wellesley Media.

Summer Program Specifics


All summer programs offered through the Wellesley Youth Commission are free and for Wellesley youth (residents) entering grades 6, 7, and 8 fall of 2017. The programs are held at various locations with lunch provided daily.

Applicants may choose to apply to any of these summer exploration programs, and the participants will be chosen by lottery the third week in February. You will receive an email once the lottery have been completed.