Camp & Summer Program Directory 2017

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 joel.macclaren@ctparent.com.


RESIDENTIAL AND SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS

Special Needs Specialized Sports Residential & Day Programs

 

Day Programs: FAIRFIELD COUNTY     back to top

Camp Landmark
Westport Campus, 11 Burr Road, Westport, CT 06880
Redding (Georgetown) Campus, Ridgefield Academy
www.landmarkpreschool.org
www.ridgefieldacademy.org
This summer the play area will be transformed for summer fun! There are shade tents, grass carpeting, sensory tables, painting walls and soft surface play areas. Enjoy arts & crafts, water play, a bouncy castle, games and weekly themes. Run by Landmark teaching staff, the hours are 9 a.m.-2 p.m. daily. 

Curtain Call, Inc.
Theatre Arts Classes for Young & Old
1349 Newfield Avenue
Stamford, CT 06905
(203) 329-8207, ext. 16
www.curtaincallinc.com/summer-programs/
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.

The D’Valda & Sirico Dance and Music Centre
1580 Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 255-9440
www.Dvaldaandsirico.com
D’Valda & Sirico has been fostering success at school and in life for more than 28 years! Programs for all ages include dance classes, music lessons and early childhood programs with flexible, convenient scheduling. It is the only officially licensed Angelina Ballerina Academy in Fairfield County.

The Discovery Museum and Planetarium
4450 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
(203) 372-3521, ext. 117
www.discoverymuseum.org
Super Hero Science, Flight School, Robotics 101 — fuel you child’s wild curiosity and innate creativity at Discovery Summer Programs! From Mad Science to Candy Lab and Pirates, discover week-long , hands-on learning fun for grades K-9. June-August (Some two-week programs for grades 6-9).

ESF Summer Camps at Greenwich Academy
200 North Maple Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 869-4444
www.esfcamps.com/Greenwich
ESF Camps (Education, Sports and Fun) is an award-winning, family-owned camp. Join us as we celebrate our 35th year with expanded offerings including the Junior Business Academy Powered by the Jack Welch Management Institute. Over 60 activities, a variety of sports and new adventures for ages 3-15.

Farm Camp at the Unquowa School
981 Stratfield Road
Fairfield, CT 06825
(203) 336-3801
www.unquowa.org/our-programs/farm-camp/  
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. Nurture this through this program.

Five Mile River Nursery School
5 Pennoyer Street
Rowayton, CT 06853
(203) 838-4266
www.fivemilerivernurseryschool.com
Providing children, ages 3-5, with the best summer camp experience! Taught by trained, experienced pre-K teachers in a safe and fun environment, campers enjoy outdoor water games, sand play, arts & crafts, reading, music, movement and science. Weekly guest entertainment from many disciplines.

Flash Pointe Dance
1657 Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 259-1600
www.flashpointedance.com
Be Inspired by the Best! Offering strong technical training and a supportive environment. Develop confidence and self esteem, with a focus on sportsmanship, strong work ethic and a belief that students can achieve their dreams. Enjoy jazz, contemporary, lyrical, tap, ballet, hip hop and more.

Just Wee Two
Locations in Greenwich, Stamford and Westchester County, NY
(800) 404-2204
www.justweetwo.com
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. 525
www.kingschoolct.org/summerinstitute  
Make this summer a time of learning new skills while having loads of fun. Offering academic classes, performing arts and sports camps for grades 6-12; fun camp for grades 1-5. Dozens of classes to suit the individual strengths and talents of each student. Small class size ensures personalized attention.

Kumon
Locations throughout Connecticut
(800) ABC-MATH (800-222-6284)
www.kumon.com
This is the perfect time for your child to join Kumon Math and Reading programs. The Kumon Method lets children learn at their own pace, so that they can grasp any concept, regardless of age or grade level. Your child will gain confidence that will last a lifetime.

Stamford Family YMCA
10 Bell Street, Stamford, CT 06901
(203) 357-7000
www.stamfordymca.org
Offering camp programs to give children in grades PreK-8 an adventurous, active and healthy summer. We are proud to offer our youth fun and adventure through field trips, “theme” weeks, beach days, swim lessons and more. Our campers make new friends, discover new interests and create memories!

Summer at Wooster
Danbury, CT 06810
(203) 830-3921
www.summeratwooster.org
A unique opportunity for campers to explore an array of enrichment workshops and recreational activities. Designed to allow kids to take ownership of their own adventure. Campers pick and choose their learning experience based upon their interests and passions. Dates are 6/26-8/11 for Pre-K-grade 8.

Westport’s Academy of Dance
345 Post Road West
Westport, CT 06880
(203) 226-9987
www.westportdance.com
Teaching classical ballet, modern, jazz and tap to children and teens for more than 40 years The program includes classes for all ages and levels of ability. The academy will be offering camps for all ages this summer in various disciplines. Hope to see your little ones dancing this summer!

Whitby School Day Camp
969 Lake Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06831
(203) 869-8464, ext. 176
www.whitbyschool.org/summer
Customize your child’s camp experience this summer. Soccer, chess, LEGO® Mindstorms, 3D printing, tennis, animation and more led by sporting and academic experts. Morning, afternoon and full-day options for ages 6-11. Half-day Montessori program will also run for ages 18 months-5 years.

Day Programs: GREATER HARTFORD     back to top

August Adventures at the Connecticut Historical Society
1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105
(860) 236-5621
www.chs.org/augustadventures
Discover life in the past this summer at CHS. Enroll your child today for a week of fun at the museum. Investigate artifacts, solve mysteries, find your inner artist, play games from long ago and more! Register your child online for Time Travelers (ages 5-7) or History Detectives (ages 7-10).

Ben Bronz Academy & The Learning Incentive
141 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107
(860) 236-5807
www.learningincentive.org/summer-programs
Cyber LaunchPad, for grades 2-6, features remedial work on basic skills via computers and small group instruction. Study Skills is a program for middle, high school and college students. Private tutoring available for students interested in previewing material for upcoming year. 2017 dates: July 3-28.

Connecticut Science Center
250 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT 06109
(860) 520-2177
www.CTScienceCenter.org/camps
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. 16, Feb. 20-21 and April 10-14. 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
www.debatecamp.com/west-hartford
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 2017, we are back for another exciting week in West Hartford, June 19-23. Join us!

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

High Meadow Day Camp
Granby, CT 06035
(860) 212-5142
www.highmeadowdaycamp.com
Coed for ages 4-13. Traditional programs for great summer fun. Bus transportation and meals included. Camp dates are June 26-August 18. ACA accredited. Contact the director for more information. Open House scheduled for May 7.

IncrediFlix - Animation & Movie Making Programs
Locations Throughout Connecticut
(201) 331-3306 
www.incrediflix.com
Camps are focused on expanding imagination and creativity using hands-on activities. Kids will learn brainstorming, story structure and story boarding in all camps. In animation camps, kids create characters, backgrounds, film and do voice-overs. In live action camps, kids location scout, act, film and more.

Kumon
Locations throughout Connecticut
(800) ABC-MATH (800-222-6284)
www.kumon.com
This is the perfect time for your child to join Kumon Math and Reading programs. The Kumon Method lets children learn at their own pace, so that they can grasp any concept, regardless of age or grade level. Your child will gain confidence that will last a lifetime.

Talcott Mountain Science Center
Montevideo Road
Avon, CT 06001
(860) 677-8571
www.tmsc.org/summer
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.

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

Day Programs: GREATER NEW HAVEN     back to top

Cheshire Nursery School Summer Program
200 Mansion Road
Cheshire, CT 06410
(203) 272-5435
www.thecheshirenurseryschool.com
Summer Fun Awaits! Join our exciting program exclusively for ages 3-6. Features discovery-based art, music/movement, science exploration, literacy and social skills, along with outdoor games, sports and water play. Outdoor nature classroom and zipline. Small group sessions offered through July and Aug.

The Foote School Summer Theater Program
50 Loomis Place
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 777-3464 
www.footeschool.org/summer
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
225 Skiff Street
Hamden, CT 06517
(203) 752-2600, ext. 453
www.hamdenhall.org
Join us for a week, or the entire summer, and be part of the fun and excitement that fill each day of our comprehensive summer program at the Beckerman Athletic Center. There are programs for children of all ages! Visit our website for detailed information about Camp Hornet and a variety of Sports Camps.

Holiday Hill Day Camp
Cheshire, CT 06410 
(203) 387-2267
www.holidayhilldaycamp.com
Traditional program updated for tons of fun. Coed for ages 4-13. Bus transportation and meals included. Camp dates are June 26-August 18. ACA accredited. Contact the director for brochure. Open house scheduled for May 7.

Kumon
Locations throughout Connecticut
(800) ABC-MATH (800-222-6284)
www.kumon.com
This is the perfect time for your child to join Kumon Math and Reading programs. The Kumon Method lets children learn at their own pace, so that they can grasp any concept, regardless of age or grade level. Your child will gain confidence that will last a lifetime.

Day Programs: MIDDLESEX COUNTY     back to top

Bushy Hill Day Camps
253 Bushy Hill Road
Ivoryton, CT 06442
(860) 767-2148
www.bushyhill.org
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: 6/19-8/25.

The Learning Experience
181 Shunpike Road
Cromwell, CT 06416
(860) 316-2766
http://cromwell.tlechildcare.com
We offer premier care to children, ages 6 weeks-5 years. We are not just a day care, but a complete child development center with a dynamic environment committed to quality care and the education of your child. We offer hands-on summer camps filled with fun and education. Contact us to learn more!

Xavier High School Summer Camps
181 Randolph Road
Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 346-7735
www.xavierhighschool.org/summer
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: WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY   back to top

Just Wee Two
Locations in Greenwich, Stamford and Westchester County, NY
(800) 404-2204
www.justweetwo.com
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.

Day Programs: LITCHFIELD COUNTY     back to top

Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education Summer Arts Program
84 Main Street
Torrington, CT 06790 
(860) 489-7180
www.warnertheatre.org/summer-arts-program.html 
Three two-week sessions in arts education for young people, ages 6-16 that provide children and teens with an opportunity to explore a wide variety of performing and visual arts. No previous experience necessary. Licensed by the State of Connecticut Department of Health.

Day Programs: EASTERN CONNECTICUT     back to top

Kumon
Locations throughout Connecticut
(800) ABC-MATH (800-222-6284)
www.kumon.com
This is the perfect time for your child to join Kumon Math and Reading programs. The Kumon Method lets children learn at their own pace, so that they can grasp any concept, regardless of age or grade level. Your child will gain confidence that will last a lifetime.

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

The Williams School, Summer 2017 Art, Robotics & Engineering Design and Sports Camps
182 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320
(860) 443-5333
www.williamsschool.org/summercamps
Art camp explores the science of art and fashion design. Robotics & engineering design camp will utilize LEGO® EV3 robotics system and LEGO Mindstorm software. Heighten your lacrosse, soccer and/or basketball skills in nightly sessions stressing instruction that promotes player development.

Day Programs: OUT OF STATE     back to top

Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
(413) 263-6800, ext. 377 or 382
www.springfieldmuseums.org/programs/category/classes/youth
Full and half-day programs and courses for ages 5-16 on a range of topics from art and design to natural history and sciences. All classes are kept to 12 or fewer participants, and are designed to capitalize on the unique collections and facilities of the Springfield Museums. Call ext. 377 or 382.

SPECIAL NEEDS     back to top

Easterseals Camp Hemlocks
85 Jones Street
Amston, CT 06248
(860) 228-0393
www.oakhillct.org
Residential summer camping for youth and adults with physical, sensory and developmental disabilities. Located on 160 acres with complete access and optimal independence including a fully handicap-accessible indoor pool and a lake for boating and fishing.

SPECIALIZED SPORTS CAMPS     back to top

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

Next Dimension Gymnastics
25 Lindeman Drive
Trumbull, CT 06611
(203) 372-3222 
www.nextdimensiongymnastics.com
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
www.grsriding.com
Our 25th year bringing you the CT shoreline’s coolest summer riding day camp for kids, ages 8-14. 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.

Stamford Twin Rinks
Ice Skating & Hockey Camps
1063 Hope Street, Stamford, CT 06907
(203) 968-9000
www.stamfordtwinrinks.com
For 20 years, Twin Rinks has provided a fun, safe and cool environment for skaters! Hockey camps and clinics are implemented by former NHL players and local coaching professionals. Ice skating camps integrate learning to ice skate and skills development with off ice fun: karate, dance, crafts and more.

RESIDENTIAL AND DAY PROGRAMS     back to top

Camp Claire
15 Oakland Avenue
Lyme, CT 06371
(888) 582-2622
www.campclaire.org
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 06371
(212) 472-5207
www.campclio.org
A seriously fun, good, old-fashioned camp for adopted children, ages 9-12. NEW this year, Camp Clio Teen for ages 13-17! 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
www.iDTech.com
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 Camps
c/o P.O. Box 577
 Ivoryton, CT 06442
(860) 767-0848
www.incarnationcamp.org
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!

BOYS RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS     back to top

Night Eagle Wilderness Adventures
P.O. Box 374, Cuttingsville, VT 05738
(802) 446-6100
www.nighteaglewilderness.com
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.

COED RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS    back to top

Camp Berger
134 Wahnee Road
Winchester Center, CT 06094
(860) 238-7949
www.campberger.com
Greatest value overnight camp in CT, $400 per week! For 62 years, offering opportunities to develop a sense of discovery, adventure, friendship and fun. Archery, arts & crafts, boating, fishing, forest golf, nature, sports and more Ages 8-14 with a CIT Program for ages, 15-17. 7 sessions, June 25-Aug. 12.

Camp Marist
22 Abel Boulevard
Effingham, NH 03882
(603) 539-4552 
www.campmarist.org
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.

iD Coding & Engineering Academy
Held at Yale, Princeton, Stanford and select universities nationwide
(844) 788-1858
www.iDTech.com/Programming
Dive into coding culture! At this two-week overnight academy, students, ages 13-18, explore advanced topics in programming, app development, electrical engineering, cyber security and robotics. Create an awesome portfolio, receive elite instruction and prepare for college!

iD Game Design & Development Academy
Held at NYU, Harvard, Stanford and select universities nationwide
(844) 788-1858 
www.iDTech.com/Gaming
Don’t just play video games — design them. At this two-week overnight academy, students, ages 13-18, explore advanced topics in 3D modeling and 3D printing, video game design, programming, virtual reality and level design. Create a portfolio and prepare for college!

Salisbury Summer School
251 Canaan Road
Salisbury, CT 06068 
(860) 435-5732
www.salisburysummerschool.org
Since 1946, Salisbury Summer School has been working with boys and girls entering grades 7-12 who are striving toward important educational milestones. Small classes and individualized attention help students reach their goals. It is an ideal program to prepare students for their next step.

 

 

 

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