Who we are

Hill House is a team of passionate administrators, instructors, board members and volunteers working to fund and execute service activities in order to meet the diverse social, educational, cultural and recreational needs of individuals and families residing in Boston’s downtown neighborhoods. Through quality programs, collaborative partnerships and volunteer support, Hill House seeks to build and foster a strong sense of urban community and improve quality of life for residents of all ages. Learn more.

Outdoor spring programs are beginning! 
Battling with the four seasons in a week that we have been given, we're excited to kick off our outdoor spring programs this week! Browse our athletics and programs pages to find the right program for your child - or jump right to baseball, field hockey and football to make sure your child gets a space in one of our many outdoor programs beginning in April. Some indoor programs are moving outside new ones are starting so please check out our program guide for more details.


Join our Hill House Team at the Charles River Cleanup
We are looking for families to take part in our spring volunteer event, The Charles River Cleanup, scheduled for Saturday, April 29th. We will be spending our time around the Lee Pool on the Esplanade beginning at 9am, with Hill House hosting a volunteer meetup and breakfast from 8-9. Join our team in any of the one hour shifts (9am-10am, 10am-11am, 11am-12pm, 12pm-1pm). If you are able to take part in any of the time slots, please fill out the Volunteer Sign Up form.

Make a splash this summer: camp registration is now open to all.

Already tired of the New England winter? That means it's time to think about summer - and Hill House has PLENTY in store at summer camp in 2017! Potty trained 3-5 year olds can spend their summers with our 8:30 to 1:30 Kiddie Kamp program and our 5-12 year old Day Campers spend their classic camp 9:00 to 4:00 hours (with limited available extended day spots) with our traditional Sports Option and brand-new, exciting Theater, Film and Sailing Options sprinkled throughout the summer. Wondering which camp to place your 5 year old in? Check out our biggest camp differences to make the right choice for your child. Be sure to review our FAQs to learn about our new refund policy

Support Hill House's Annual Appeal.

Hill House's program fees fund about two-thirds of our operating budget and we rely on the generosity of donors to fund the remaining 30% each year. Support from the community helps us compensate our dedicated staff and instructors, provide program scholarships, serve monthly meals to neighborhood seniors, and offer free events and activities. Help support your backyard in the city and Donate Now!

Become a Hill House member. 
Did you know that if your family registers for three programs or athletics during the fall, winter and spring, a Hill House family membership pays for itself? Hill House members have two days of priority  for programs, are able to participate in free art, playgroups and our Lego Club, have discounts on facility rentals and more. Become a member.