Thanksgiving School Break

Colibri Boston provides fun, flexible and supervised stays in the heart of Boston for middle and high school boarding students when dorms are closed. International students choose our programs so they don’t have to travel back home.

We partner with American boarding schools, parents and educational agents to offer:
  A safe, enriching, and affordable stay during times when campuses are closed
  Flexible start/end dates to match each school calendar
  Complimentary arrival/departure shuttle services from schools and free airport transfer


Check our itinerary below!


Day 1
2:00 PM          Pick up from school
4:45 PM          Arrive in Boston
6:00 PM          Orientation, meeting with camp leaders
7:00 PM          Dinner
8:00 PM          Game night on campus
9:00 PM          Evening check-in

Day 2
8-10 AM          Breakfast
11:00 AM        Orientation walking tour of Boston, intro to subway system “The T”
1:00 PM          Free time
4:30 PM          Meeting in Lobby, departure to Museum of Science
5:00 PM          Museum of Science: Science Behind Pixar
7:00 PM          Dinner at China Pearl (dim sum restaurant)
9:00 PM          Evening check- in


Day 3
8-10 AM          Breakfast
10:30 AM        Meeting in Lobby, departure to Cambridge
11:00 AM        Harvard Tour, MIT Tour
1:00 PM          Lunch at Cambridge Burger Place
3- 5 PM           Tutoring, homework or ESL supporting hours
5:00 PM          Movie at AMC Theatre (popcorn included)
7:00 PM          Dinner on campus
9:00 PM          Evening check- in

Day 4
8-10:30 AM     Breakfast
10:30 AM        Meeting in Lobby, departure to Duck Tour
11:00 AM        Duck Tour with brown bag lunch provided on tour, group photo
1:00 PM          View of Boston from the top of Prudential Building
2:00 PM          Free Time
3-6 PM            Tutoring, homework, or ESL supporting hours
6:30 PM          Meeting in Lobby, departure to Boston’s North End
7:00 PM          Dinner at Italian restaurant in North End
8:00 PM          Italian cannoli tasting at famous Modern Pastry
9 PM               Evening check- in


Day 5
8-10:30 AM     Breakfast
10:30 AM        Meeting in Lobby, departure to:

  • Group I: Brooklyn Boulders- best climbing wall facility. Lesson with Aaron Cantor, martial arts
    teacher, acrobat, capoeira and climbing instructor
  •  Group II: Museum of Fine Arts
     Exhibitions on View: Dutch Paintings (Rembrandt, Vermeer), Contemporary Craft Arts, Made in the
     Americas: The New World Discovers Asia, In the Steps of the Master Pupils of Hokusai, 20th Century
     Britain on Paper

2:00 PM           Free time
3-7 PM             Tutoring, homework or ESL supporting hours
7:00 PM           Dinner on campus
9 PM                Evening check- in


Day 6
8-10 AM            Breakfast
11 AM               Meeting in Lobby, walk around Boston harbor, parks, Charles River
1:00 PM            Lunch on campus
1-5 PM              Free time, games provided
5:00 PM            Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner for International Visitors
7:00 PM            Movie night
9:00 PM            Evening check-in


Day 7
8-10:30 AM       Breakfast
10:30 AM          Meeting in Lobby, departure to TD Garden
2-6 PM              Newbury Street shopping (Black Friday)
7:00 PM            Dinner on campus
9:00 PM            Evening check-in

Day 8
8-10 AM             Breakfast
10:30 AM           Meeting in Lobby, departure to Boston Freedom Trail
11:00 AM           Scavenger Hunt on Boston Freedom Trail
2:00 PM             Free time
3-5 PM               Tutoring, homework, or ESL supporting hours
5:00 PM              Movie at AMC Theatre (popcorn included)
7:00 PM              Dinner on campus
9:00 PM              Evening check- in

Day 9
8-10 AM               Breakfast
10:30 AM             Meeting in Lobby, departure to Boston Aquarium
11:00 AM             Boston Aquarium
2- 6:30 PM           Free time and games
7:00 PM               Goodbye Dinner at Restaurant
9:00 PM               Evening check- in

Day 10
8-10 AM               Breakfast
10-11 AM             Free time, packing
11:30 AM             Lunch
12:00 PM             Departure to School

Why Students Love Our Camps

Students deserve a good rest during holidays and we run our camps keeping that in mind.

  Our fully equipped kitchen is a favorite among students who want to cook for their friends.

  We are in the middle of a big, yet very walkable city with an excellent subway system.

  No wake up calls in the morning!

  Many fun activities to choose from. Students decide if they want to participate or would rather stay in or do something on their own.

  Students can enjoy their native food. Within walking distance there are about 200 restaurants and cafes: Chinatown features restaurants from every region in China, famous Vietnamese Pho; German and Korean restaurants; countless Mexican taquerias; and the North End neighborhood famous for its Italian food and best American pizza. A few restaurant dinners are included in daily package!

  Live Celtics Game. If Celtics are playing, we are going to the game.

Our Location

Our campus is located in the heart of downtown Boston, America’s most walkable city.  All major attractions are within a few minutes walking distance, including famous Boston historic sites, Newbury Street shopping, museums, movie theatres, and more than 200 restaurants and cafes. Easy to navigate subway system (red, green and orange lines) is around the corner.


Our Campus

We offer accommodation in a newly renovated, modern student hotel- HI. Students have access to: Group & guest kitchens –fully equipped, Internet lounge, library, activity room and TV room, locker storage, laundry facilities, café in lobby, group meeting space

The building has both dormitory-style and private rooms. Dorm rooms hold four to eight beds and feature storage lockers and a Bed Oasis for privacy. Each room also has its own bathroom, located just outside its door. Private rooms have two beds with bathroom en suite and TV. Included in a room are linens, towels, soap, and shampoo.




Camp Leaders

All our counselors are college educated and often hold a degree from Boston’s top universities.  They have documented previous experience working with teenagers and all have passed a background check. Our camp leaders are able to provide additional support with homework, ESL or SAT preparation and answer questions on college admission.  We provide 1 highly trained staff member per 10 students.

Agata Kuliś

Agata is a student at Berklee College of Music and an accomplished singer. She performed live for Pope Francis.

Chris Kado

Chris is a graduate student at Harvard University. He specializes in Humanities and loves to travel.

Victoria Sanchez

Victoria is a junior at Harvard University and staff writer for several Harvard publications including The Crimson.

Chris Davis

Chris is a BU student majoring in Math and Economics. Chris loves to teach younger students and has experience tutoring math.

Meet our 2017 camp leaders!


Every day is loaded with fun activities to choose from! All activities (except for the trip to NYC) are complimentary with booking but not mandatory. Students sign up every evening for events offered the next day, or opt to manage their time independently. Activities offered:


and MIT tours



of Science



Newbury Street

of Fine Arts

Blue Man


New England


…and many others

  Academic Support  

All our students have opportunity to participate in complimentary homework support, ESL and TOEFL prep or SAT prep lead by experienced Harvard and MIT students. Study hours are optional and students can but don’t have to participate.

Register Now!

  Registration is still open for Thanksgiving Camp in Boston 2017. To register we require:

1. Registration form DOWNLOAD
2. Waiver DOWNLOAD
3. Copy of student passport
4. Copy of student health insurance
5. Payment via bank transfer or credit card
Credit Card authorization form DOWNLOAD
For wire transfer:

Colibri Group, LLC    Bank of America
727 Massachusetts ave  Cambridge, MA 02139
Account number: 004647755413  SWIFT: BOFAUS6S   ABA: 026009593

Please email all the registration forms and documents to:
Questions?  Please call us at:  617.301.1237


 Starts from $155 a day!

Total cost

$150 one time registration fee plus:

$155 a day (based on 4-7 people per room)
$185 a day (based on 2 people per room, with TV)

Prices include

Complimentary arrival/departure shuttle service, Accommodation, 2 meals a day: breakfast and dinner (including restaurant outings), Snacks (fruit, cookies), Holiday parties i.e. Thanksgiving dinner, Subway pass (10 rides), Tickets to all events and movie theatres, 24-hour supervision, Homework, ESL and other academic support, Competitions and prizes

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