Camp & Summer Program Directory 2018

Connecticut Parent Magazine's Camp Resource Guide (CRG) will be featured in an upcoming issue. The "green links" below are PDF files for what each program ran in the CRG. Check back to this page for continuous updates as more camps & summer programs join us all the time! The full CRG can also be seen as part of the March digital editions, accessible from the home page. For more information about this program, email the publisher at


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Day Programs: FAIRFIELD COUNTY     back to top

Camp at Waldorf
Housatonic Valley Waldorf School
40 Dodgingtown Road
Newton, CT 06470
(203) 364-1113 
Ages 3-14. Join us this summer at the only K-8 Waldorf school in CT. June 25-August 10. Hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Camp is divided into two groups with younger children experiencing the arts, healthy movement and more. Older children learn archery, acrobatics, arts and more.

Cedar Point Yacht Club Junior Sailing
1 Bluff Point
Westport, CT 06880
(203) 226-7441 
Fun, active learn-to-sail and competitive racing program has kids ages 7-18, on the water developing friendships and leadership. Beautiful environment and experienced, friendly instructors. One-week session for age 7; four- and eight-week sessions for ages 8-18. Email

Connecticut Dance School Summer Dance 2018
42 Halley Court
Fairfield, CT 06825
(203) 384-2492 
A unique summer program for aspiring dancers featuring something for everyone. Dance/Art Morning program for ages 3-7, Intermediate Intensives for ages 8-12, advanced drop-in classes for upper levels and adults and our Dance 4 All Abilities adaptive dance program. See website for details.

Curtain Call, Inc. Theatre Arts Classes for Young & Old
1349 Newfield Avenue
Stamford, CT 06905
(203) 329-8207, ext. 16 
Fall, winter and spring classes after school, evenings and weekends for kids, teens and adults in acting for stage, TV, film, improv, comedy, musical theatre and more. Winter and summer vacation programs for ages 6-16. A professional theatre facility with a staff of local teaching artists dedicated to the arts.

Debate Camp at Greenwich Academy
200 N. Maple Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
(888) 512-8154 
Got that kid FULL of IDEAS? Do they have something to SAY? Debate Camp has been training students, entering grades 5-12, in Public Speaking, Parliamentary Debate and Model United Nations since 2002. In 2018, we are coming for an exciting week in Greenwich, June 18-22. Join us!

ESF Summer Camps
Locations in Greenwich, CT and Bronx, NY
(800) 529-CAMP (2267) 
ESF’s award-winning camps are filled with the perfect blend of Education, Sports and Fun, offering 60+ activities for every interest for boys and girls, ages 3-15. Two premier locations at Greenwich Academy in Greenwich, CT and Riverdale Country School in Bronx, NY. Enroll online today!

Farm Camp at the Unquowa School
981 Stratfield Road
Fairfield, CT 06825
(203) 336-3801 
Join us and learn that we are all stewards of the Earth! Visit an organic farm and get hands-on, bringing back the bounty to make lunch with the chefs. Campers explore the natural world through environmental science and art. Kids have a passion to protect nature, which can be nurtured through this program.

Flash Pointe Dance
1657 Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 259-1600 
Whether you are looking for weekly camps to experience all dance styles, themed camps for younger dancers, teen walk-in classes, Mommy & Me classes or intermediate-advanced classes, FPD has it all. Take the summer to try something new or continue your training, and ... Get Inspired!

Future Filmmakers Camp at Ridgefield Playhouse
80 East Ridge
Ridgefield, CT 06877
(203) 438-5795 
Learn the art of film-making at the Ridgefield Playhouse! All you need is a smartphone and imagination! Each camper will show a film on the big screen at the end of camp. Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for ages 12-16. Limited enrollment!

IncrediFlix - Animation & Movie Making Programs
Locations Throughout Connecticut
(949) 548-5424 
Make movies instead of watching them this summer! In both our stop motion and live-action filmmaking programs, student filmmakers will go through the whole movie-making process from beginning to end. And, after the programs end, a professionally edited copy of the movies will be passed on to every student for memories that will last a lifetime!

Just Wee Two
Locations in Greenwich, Stamford and Westchester County, NY
(800) 404-2204 
Children, 8 months-3.5 years and grownups, participate in: arts/crafts, music playtime and story time. Each class is 1.5 hours and limited to 10 children with caregiver. Partial separation and 2-hour separation classes offered. Three, 11-week sessions: fall, winter and spring; 6-week summer session.

King Summer Institute
1450 Newfield Avenue
Stamford, CT 06905
(203) 322-3496, ext. 500 
Make this summer a time of learning new skills while having loads of fun. One, three and for-credit six week academic courses (grades 6-12). sports clinics (grades 1-2) or fun camp (grades K-6). Dozens of programs to suit the individual strengths and talents of each student.

Locations throughout Connecticut
(800) ABC-MATH (800-222-6284) 
This is the perfect time for your child to join Kumon Math and Reading program. Your child will develop problem solving skills in an individualized program that helps them become confident and independent self-learners. The Kumon Method has been helping children with math and reading for over 50 years.

Maritime Aquarium Summer Camp
10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854
(203) 852-0700, ext.2211 
Kids explore the amazing marine world on land, beach and sea during Aquarium camp programs starting June 18. Sessions for ages 5, 6-8, 9-12 and 13-15. Most meet 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Pre- and extended care available. Multi-week sessions available. Special: Alaska expedition 7/29-8/6 for ages 13-16.

Master Na’s Traditional Martial Arts School
2109 Summer Street
Stamford, CT 06905
(203) 724-9592 
Traditional Martial Arts Leadership Camp allows kids to learn important skills such as team work, confidence and self-defense. The camp will run for six weeks, from July 16th to August 24th from 9 a.m. to
3 p.m. Extended times are available. Various trips and outdoor activities will be incorporated.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children Camp
303 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
(203) 899-0606 
Campers, ages 5-8, will have a unique camp experience that’s also located at an award-winning children’s museum! Each day, campers will be immersed in indoor and outdoor activities, adventure through museum exhibits and explore new ideas as they make friends and lasting memories.

Summer at Wooster
Danbury, CT 06810
(203) 830-3921 
We believe summer is a time for kids to be kids. It’s as simple as that. Our camp experience is designed around giving kids the chance to tap into what makes them happy, challenges them, sparks curiosity, causes fits of giggles, inspires creativity and drives ambition. Camp dates are 6/25-8/10 for grades Pre-K-9.

Whitby School Day Camps
969 Lake Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06831
(203) 869-8464, ext. 176 
Campers enjoy active mornings filled with parkour, rock climbing, martial arts, soccer and other sports. They’ll spend the afternoon immersed in rocketry, chess, Minecraft, art, 3D printing, GarageBand and more. Half- and full-day options for ages 6-11. Early Childhood program for ages 18 month-5 years.

Winston Preparatory School Summer Program
57 West Rocks Road
Norwalk, CT 06851
(203) 229-0465, ext. 5645 
Offering 4-12 graders an individually designed program aimed to enhance academic skills and foster independence. One-on-one Focus instruction targets the areas of greatest need. Designed to develop language, encoding/decoding, reading comprehension, writing, math, test prep, organization and time management.

Day Programs: GREATER HARTFORD     back to top

August Adventures at the Connecticut Historical Society
1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105
(860) 236-5621 
Discover life in the past this summer at CHS.  Investigate artifacts, solve mysteries, find your inner artist, play games from long ago and more! Register your child online for Time Travelers (Aug. 6-10, ages 5-7), History Detectives (July 30-Aug. 3, ages 8-10), Imagemakers and Storytellers (Aug. 13-17, ages 11-13).

Central Connecticut State University Tech It Out 2018
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050
(860) 832-2277 
Fun, interactive and challenging programs for youth in grades 3-12. All classes are based in technology while focusing on a variety of topics to encourage kids in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math (STEAM) programs. All classes include lunch, t-shirts and other goodies.

Children’s Museum Vacation Science Camp
950 Trout Brook Drive,
West Hartford, CT 06119
(860) 726-4008 
The Children’s Museum has fun and learning planned throughout the year. Each camp week has a science theme and is packed with exploration, experiments, crafts and games in a safe environment. Explore our interactive exhibits, see a planetarium show and have an up-close encounter with live animals.

Connecticut Science Center
250 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT 06109
(860) 520-2177 
Have FUN on school vacation! Your child will love hands-on day camps filled with fun and engaging science. A variety of engaging themes that help guide campers to a greater understanding of science and its applications in the real world. Gr. 1-6. Jan. 15, Feb. 19-20 and April 16-20. 8 a.m.-4 p.m., after care avail.

Debate Camp at Kingswood Oxford School
170 Kingswood Road
West Hartford, CT 06119
(888) 512-8154 
Got that kid FULL of IDEAS? Do they have something to SAY? Debate Camp has been training students, entering grades 5-12, in Public Speaking, Parliamentary Debate and Model United Nations since 2002. In 2018, we are back for another exciting week in West Hartford, June 25-29. Join us!

Hartford Stage Summer Studio
50 Church Street
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 527-5151 
Hartford Stage’s Summer Youth Studio offers one, two, four and five week programs for young actors ages 3-19! Featuring acting, dancing, creative movement, theatre games, arts, crafts and more, Summer Studio is a place for all kids to fill the summer with fun and imagination.

High Meadow Day Camp
Granby, CT 06035
(860) 212-5142 
Coed for ages 4-13. Traditional programs for great summer fun. Bus transportation and meals included. Camp dates are June 25-August 17. ACA accredited. Contact the director for more information. Open House scheduled for April 29.

Locations throughout Connecticut
(800) ABC-MATH (800-222-6284) 
This is the perfect time for your child to join Kumon Math and Reading program. Your child will develop problem solving skills in an individualized program that helps them become confident and independent self-learners. The Kumon Method has been helping children with math and reading for over 50 years.

Renbrook School Summer Adventures
2865 Albany Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117
(860) 232-8410 
Renbrook School Summer Adventure is a day camp for 3-year-olds through 10th-grade students, and a Counselor in Training Program for 11th and 12th grade students. Our programs have been carefully developed by professional staff who are experts in the growth and needs of children at each stage of development.

Stork Club, Inc.
Six locations: Rocky Hill/Hartford, Glastonbury, Southington, Cheshire, Meriden and Orange
(860) 563-9096 
Offering a fun-filled summer program that includes field trips, special visitors, luncheons, theme days, parties, sprinkler play as well as creative projects and activities. This program runs from the end of school to the start of school. Call your local club for prices and information.

The Summer Place at the University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06117
(860) 768-4432 
The University of Hartford comes alive each summer with four enrichment programs for campers in preschool through 11th grade. Each program is unique, but shares a common commitment to excellence in curriculum, staff and facilities. Learning and fun go hand-in-hand.

Talcott Mountain Science Center
Montevideo Road
Avon, CT 06001
(860) 677-8571 
Discover nature and high-tech science — in a one-of-a-kind mountaintop campus! Explore everything from astronomy to animals, magic to music, rocketry to robotics and game making to geocaching. Also learn computer graphics, 3D printing and more. Sessions are for students entering grades K-8.

Day Programs: GREATER NEW HAVEN     back to top

The Foote School Summer Theater Program
50 Loomis Place
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 777-3464 
Spend your summer at Foote! Foote’s unmatched summer theater experience and Early & Late Summer Adventures welcome participants from kindergarten through high school and beyond.

Hamden Hall Summer Programs
1108 Whitney Ave., 225 Skiff Street
Hamden, CT 06517
(203) 752-2600, ext. 453 
Offering a comprehensive summer program that provides a wide range of activities, sports, and enrichment opportunities for children entering PreSchool through Grade 12, including the traditional Camp Hornet at the Beckerman Athletic Center. Ages 3-5 will enjoy the Early Childhood Discovery Program.

Holiday Hill Day Camp
Cheshire, CT 06410  
(203) 387-2267 
Traditional program updated for tons of fun. Coed for ages 4-13. Bus transportation and meals included. Camp dates are June 25-August 17. ACA accredited. Contact the director for brochure. Open house scheduled for May 6.

Hopkins School
986 Forest Road
New Haven, CT 06515
(203) 387-1001 
Hopkins Summer School features a wide variety of academics, computer programming and study skills for students entering grades 3-12. June 25-August 3.

Locations throughout Connecticut
(800) ABC-MATH (800-222-6284) 
This is the perfect time for your child to join Kumon Math and Reading program. Your child will develop problem solving skills in an individualized program that helps them become confident and independent self-learners. The Kumon Method has been helping children with math and reading for over 50 years.

Shubert Summer Theater & Arts Camp at Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School
177 College Street
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 624-1825 
For rising 5-8 graders, runs in two sessions: July 2-13 and July 16-27. Classes include acting, dance, visual arts, film, photography and more! The Musical Theater productions are Disney’s Winnie the Pooh Kids, The Lion King, Jr. and Kids, and The Sound of Music.

Day Programs: MIDDLESEX COUNTY     back to top

Bushy Hill Day Camps
253 Bushy Hill Road
Ivoryton, CT 06442
(860) 767-2148 
Located on 700+ acres surrounding a private lake. Campers, ages 4-16, learn and play through hands-on experiential activities, which include high and low ropes course, outdoor cooking, hiking, swimming, archery, canoeing, mud-diving and survival skills. Transportation. Sessions: 6/18-8/24.

The Independent Day School Summer Enrichment Programs
115 Laurel Brook Road
Middlefield, CT 06455
(860) 347-7235
Make this year’s summer experience extraordinary! For over 20 years, IDS has provided enriching and creative programs to children entering PreK3 through 8th grade. Our summer programs include various sports, team-building activities, theme-based games, arts & crafts, theatre and technology opportunities.

Locations throughout Connecticut
(800) ABC-MATH (800-222-6284) 
This is the perfect time for your child to join Kumon Math and Reading program. Your child will develop problem solving skills in an individualized program that helps them become confident and independent self-learners. The Kumon Method has been helping children with math and reading for over 50 years.

Xavier High School Summer Camps
181 Randolph Road
Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 346-7735 
For boys entering grades 5-9. Eight one-week athletic camps include rowing, strength and conditioning, wrestling, track & field, baseball, soccer, lacrosse and football. Interact with Xavier coaches, learn fundamentals and improve skills. Two-week enrichment camps feature robotics, biotech and more.

Day Programs: LITCHFIELD COUNTY     back to top

Boulder Ridge Day Camp
104 Goose Green Road
Barkhamsted, CT 06063
(860) 379-6500 
The traditional camp program gives campers exposure to a wide variety of activities. Swim instruction is available for all campers. Conveniently located for both Hartford and Litchfield county families. Overing 2-, 4-, 6- and 8-week sessions.

Day Programs: EASTERN CONNECTICUT     back to top

Mansfield’s Holiday Hill Day Camp
41 Chaffeeville Road
Mansfield, CT 06250
(860) 423-1375 
THE summer place for boys and girls ages 4-14 who want to have fun, make friends, keep active and grow strong. A world of adventure where kids learn important socal and physical skills in an atmosphere of encouragement, acceptance and FUN. Three generations agree: summer never felt so good!

St. Thomas More School: Summer @ STM
45 Cottage Road
Oakdale, CT 06370
(860) 859-1900 
Whether you want to avoid summer “learning loss,” enjoy a traditional summer camp experience, get into that higher level course in the fall, or earn make up credits for a course, spending a summer on our lakeside campus will be a great decision. Two or four week sessions, middle and high school programs.

The Willams School Summer Camps
182 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320
(860) 443-5333  
The Williams School offers five camps for boys and girls during the summer. Join us for robotics & engineering design and/or lacrosse!

Day Programs: OUT OF STATE     back to top

Museum School Summer 2018 Youth Program
Springfield Museums
21 Edwards St., Springfield, MA 01103
(413) 263-6800 
7/16-20, 7/23-27, 7/30-8/3. Limited to 12 students, classes are in the Museums’ educational studios, classrooms, planetarium, galleries and special exhibits. Visits to the Art, Science, History and The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum enhance experience. DRESS FOR MESS!

SPECIAL NEEDS     back to top

Camp Huntington
56 Bruceville Road
High Falls, NY 12440
(855) 707-2267 
A coed, residential camp for children and young adults with autism and related developmental and learning disabilities, ADD. Ability levels: mild to moderate-severe. Therapeutically and instructionally designed programs are safe, learning-based, fun and rewarding.


Chelsea Piers Connecticut
1 Blachley Road
Stamford, CT 06902
(203) 989-1100 
Full- and half-day camps for kids, ages 3-18 in a wide variety of sports from June 18-August 31. Campers can choose soccer, gymnastics, basketball, hockey, ice skating, squash, tennis, swimming, lacrosse or multi-sport camps.

Next Dimension Gymnastics
25 Lindeman Drive
Trumbull, CT 06611
(203) 372-3222 
Next Dimension offers 10 weeks of summer camps in our fully air conditioned 15,500 square foot facility. Your child will have a great time playing games, making crafts, dancing, using the inflatables, climbing the rock wall and of course ... lots of gymnastics! Full-day and half-day options are available.

Ride N’ Splash Horseback Riding Camp at the Guilford Riding School
575 Clapboard Hill Road
Guilford, CT 06437
(203) 453-8768 (TROT) 
Our 25th year bringing you the CT shoreline’s coolest summer riding day camp for kids, ages 7-14. Absolute beginners to experienced riders; hands-on horse care in the stable. A complete equestrian adventure with a cool-off swim at day’s end. Registration begins in January — don’t wait too long!

Yale Bulldog Sports Camp
70 Tower Parkway
New Haven, CT 06520
(203) 432-2488  
Designed to promote individual development and to guide youngsters through exciting sports and activities. Coed camp for ages 6-14. Indoor/outdoor sports include baseball, basketball, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, squash, swimming, tennis, volleyball and more.


Camp Claire
15 Oakland Avenue
Lyme, CT 06371
(888) 582-2622 
Camp Claire is a rustic, old-fashioned summer camp offering residential camping for girls and boys, ages 7-14 as well as day camp. LIT and CIT programs also available. It is a place steeped in traditional family values and gives kids the freedom to be kids. Daily programs are created to enrich the campers’ lives.

Camp Clio
Lyme, CT & Moodus, CT
(212) 472-5207 
A seriously fun, good, old-fashioned camp for adopted children, ages 9-12 and Camp Clio Teen for ages 13-16! Campers share cabins with other adopted children and teenage counselors who are themselves adopted. An informal picnic adoption discussion is led by Spence-Chapin social workers.

iD Tech Camps
Held at Fairfield, Wesleyan, Southern, Trinity, WCSU and 150+ prestigious campuses nationwide
(844) 788-1858 
Code, game and create at the #1 summer tech camp! Students, ages 7-17, code apps, design video games, mod Minecraft, engineer robots, create websites, explore virtual reality, discover cyber security and more. Explore a top campus and master new skills!

Incarnation Camp
c/o P.O. Box 577
Ivoryton, CT 06442
(860) 767-0848 
America’s oldest coed summer camp. Campers sleep in beautiful rustic platform tents in the heart of a 700-acre wooded setting. The mile-long private lake provides a background for swimming, boating, field sports, farm, arts & crafts, woodworking, music and all that goes into making a memorable summer!

Nature’s Classroom Summer Camps
19 Harrington Road
Charlton, MA 01507
(508) 248-2741 
We want kids to learn to live, work and play together, not through forced conformity to rules, but rather through understanding individual responsibilities in a social setting. We want to help kids learn to appreciate the individual differences in people that are fostered in the development of a harmonious community.

Rectory School
528 Pomfret Street
Pomfret, CT 06258
(860) 928-1328 
Summer@Rectory is a 4-week program that combines academics with summer fun for students entering grades 5-9. Think creatively, discover new interests and make friends with morning classes and afternoon activities on Rectory’s beautiful 138-acre campus. The weekend program explores different areas of New England.

YMCA of Greater Hartford Summer Camps
50 State House Square, Floor 2
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 653-5524 
With 14 day camps, 2 overnight camps and dozens of specialty and enrichment programs, the YMCA of Greater Hartford Summer Camping Program has something for every child! We serve children ages 3-17 from across the state and around the world.


Bantam, CT 06750
(860) 567-9678 
Boutique traditional overnight camp for girls, ages 6-16, on Mt. Tom Pond near Litchfield. Offering 2- and 4-week sessions. Featuring instructional and elective time, including team sports, waterfront (including waterskiing), extreme adventure, dance, gymnastics, cheerleading, creative arts and more.


296 West Street
Morris, CT 06763
(860) 567-4924 
Boutique traditional overnight camp for boys, ages 6-16, on Bantam Lake near Litchfield. Offering 2- and 4-week sessions. Featuring instructional and elective time, including team sports, waterskiing, boating, go-karts, ziplines, creative arts and more.

Night Eagle Wilderness Adventures
P.O. Box 479
Wallingford, VT 05773
(802) 446-6100
Community living based on a spirit of cooperation rather than competition. Primitive camp where boys develop an authentic sense of personal accomplishment: tipi living, wilderness skills, canoeing, hiking, nature crafts, much more. 1-, 2-, 3- and 6-week sessions. ACA accredited.


Camp Berger
134 Wahnee Road
Winchester Center, CT 06094
(860) 238-7949 
Greatest value overnight camp in New England, $450 per week! For 63 years, offering opportunities to develop a sense of discovery, adventure, friendship and fun. Archery, arts & crafts, boating, fishing,  sports and more Ages 8-14 with a CIT Program for ages, 15-17. 7 sessions, July 1-Aug. 18. ACA & CCA Accredited.

Camp Half Moon
Great Barrington, MA 01230
(413) 528-0940 
Summers as they should be! A traditional coed camp experience for ages 6-17 with an elective activity program tailored to each camper’s interests. Full waterfront on beautiful Lake Buel, heated pool, skate park, zipline and over 30 activities to choose from. Beautiful campus. Celebrating 96 years.

Camp Marist
22 Abel Boulevard
Effingham, NH 03882
(603) 539-4552 
Located on Ossipee Lake in the heart of the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Dedicated and professional staff provides a traditional activity program that includes horseback riding, go-karts, tennis, water skiing, soccer, ropes challenge, baseball, archery and more. Ages 6-16. ACA accredited.



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