Camp & Summer Program Directory 2014

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

The Apple Blossom School’s Waldorf Inspired Summer Program
440 Danbury Road
Wilton, CT 06897
Give your child a Waldorf Experience this summer. June 16-20 & June 23-27: Teepees & Drums. June 30-July 3 & July 7-11: Bugs & Birds. Activities include building, gardening, cooking, puppetry, crafts, indoor and outdoor play. Organic snack provided.

Audubon Greenwich’s Summer Nature Day Camp
613 Riversville Road
Greenwich, CT 06831
203-869-5272, ext. 228
This 285-acre sanctuary & nature center is THE place for kids to explore, play and learn about local nature and wildlife with fun-filled hikes and hands-on activities. $350/week. June 30-Aug. 15. Grades K-9.

Bright Horizons’ Summer Programs
Locations Throughout Connecticut
(866) 854-1958
Through discovery and exploration, your child will experience the summer of a lifetime while enrolled in Our World Our Backyard, Bright Horizons’ signature summer program. Discover science and explore nature, creative arts and music, while learning about the vast opportunities in the world.

Camp Aldrich
258 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Offering full-day, week-long arts experiences for children entering grades 1-10. Engage with world-class artists, experiment with process and materials, and take ideas from concept to creation, all against the backdrop of The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum’s innovative exhibitions.

Camp Playland
802 Ponus Ridge, New Canaan, CT 06840
27 Starrs Ridge Road, Redding, CT 06896
Camp Playland is a traditional summer day camp serving boys and girls, ages 3-14. Playland combines an excellent facility with a mature staff and an outstanding program to offer the finest possible camp experience in Fairfield County. Transportation provided.

Camp at Waldorf
Housatonic Valley Waldorf School

Newtown, CT 06470  (203) 364-1113
Ages 3-12. Join us this summer at the only K-8 Waldorf school in CT. Program runs from July 7-August 15. The hours are 9-3 with before- and after-care available. Each week has a different nature-inspired theme that reflects our commitment to the arts, healthy movement and outdoor play.

Connecticut Dance School
42 Halley Court
Fairfield, CT 06825 
(203) 384-2492
A not-for-profit organization, the school is dedicated to providing dance education of the highest standard to the Connecticut community. Starting from age 3, young children learn about the joy of dance in Creative class, followed by Pre-Ballet and Ballet and Pointe classes (also Modern & Jazz).

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo
1875 Noble Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06610 
(203) 394-6565
An exciting summer program for children ages 6-14. Situated on zoo grounds, the children participate in zookeeper talks, animal-related programs and crafts. A typical day may include in-depth exploration of the zoo, games, hands-on activities and more. If you love animals then you’ll love ZOO PATROL!

Crystal Theatre
12 June Avenue (office)
Norwalk, CT 06850 
(203) 847-4850
Break out your inner Broadway star: “Broadway Blast Cabaret Camp” (6/23-6/28, 5th-12th); “Mother Jones & the March of the Mill Children” (6/30-7/12, 5th-11th); “Thumbelina” (7/14-7/19, 1st-4th); “Puss ‘N Boots” (7/28-8/2, 4th-8th); “Arts in the Park I & II” (multi-arts experience 7/14-7/25 & 7/28-8/8, 1st-8th).

Curtain Call, Inc.: Performance Workshop Programs
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...PLUS full-day winter and summer vacation programs for ages 6 to 16. All classes take place at the Sterling Farms Theatre Complex, and our instructors are dedicated to education in the arts.

The Discovery Museum and Planetarium
4450 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604 
(203) 372-3521
Become a CSI detective! A space explorer! Build go-karts for Solar Speedway! Interactive, hands-on fun for grades K-9, June-August. The hottest weekly programs include Spa Science, Maker Blocks, Don’t Try This at Home, Robot Maker, A Pirate’s Life and more! Full- and half-day programs available.

Eagle Hill Southport School Summer Program
214 Main Street
Southport, CT 06890 
(203) 254-2044
Children can lose their momentum when they are away from school during the summer. Many need ongoing remedial assistance to maintain their progress, and the EHS summer programs are designed to help. Students ages 6-14 are immersed in programs that are dynamic and fun.

ESF Summer Camps at Greenwich Academy
200 North Maple Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 869-4444
Exciting camp programs offering over 60 activities, a wide variety of sports and new adventures for boys and girls ages 4 to 15. Flexible scheduling with 1 to 9 week options. Extended day program available daily! Award-winning, family-owned and operated since 1982.

Fairfield Country Day School Summer Fun
2970 Bronson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 259-2723
For boys and girls, grades K-7. Summer Fun activities include arts & crafts, athletics, computers, cooking, games, music, swimming and much more. FCDS Summer Fun offers weekly sessions Mon.-Fri., 9-4 each day. There will be seven weekly sessions in summer 2014, starting the week of June 16.

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! Enjoy field experiences, explore nature through science and art, work with an organic farmer and learn to cook. Children have a natural passion to protect all things in nature. Nurture this quality through the authentic exposure of this program.

Flash Pointe Dance
1657 Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 259-1600
Be Inspired by the Best! Flash Pointe Dance opens its 7th season at our new five studio, state-of-the-art environmentally friendlier facility. Enjoy jazz, contemporary, lyrical, musical theater, Broadway and rhythm tap, modern, classical and contemporary ballet, break, hip hop and more.

Giuliano’s School of Music
123 High Ridge Road
Stamford, CT 06905
Ages 9-18, who play guitar, bass, keyboard, drums or vocals will enjoy 1 or 2 weeks of music and creativity. Participants grouped by ability, age and music preference and guided by staff to become a band. Bands will develop a name, design posters and a CD cover. Each session culminates with a concert.

Greenwich Academy Summer Programs
200 North Maple Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830 
(203) 625-8967
Greenwich Academy can take students just about anywhere they want to go - academically, artistically or athletically. Whether students are interested in design and engineering, ceramics, farming or robotics, they will find a course to match their interests.

Greenwich Council BSA: Camp Seton
363 Riversville Road
Greenwich, CT 06831
(203) 869-8424
Camp Seton Summer 2014, June 30-August 15. M-F 9-4. Activities include sports, swimming, fishing, climbing, archery, BB’s, hiking, canoeing, Scout skills, campfires, overnights and more! Boys age 7-13. OPEN HOUSE every Saturday 10-12, April & May. Contact Heather Lowthert at 203-869-8424.

Greenwich Suzuki Academy
15 East Putnam Avenue #176
Greenwich, CT 06830 
(203) 561-6176
The Greenwich Suzuki Academy is a private Suzuki method music program offering lessons on violin, viola, cello, flute and guitar to children ages 3 and up. We have the most highly trained teachers in the Greenwich/Stamford area. Schedule a free trial lesson today to experience our excellent faculty!

Hudson Country Montessori School
44A Shelter Rock Road
Danbury, CT 06810 
(203) 744-8088
Explore, investigate and discover the world around you at Hudson Country Montessori Summer Camp, for children ages 3-12. Program features hands-on science and nature investigation, special events and trips, swim instruction, sports, splash and slide zone. Theater Lab, Robotics Lab and more.

Italian Center Day Camp and Kiddie Camp
1620 Newfield Avenue
Stamford, CT 06905
(203) 322-6941
Make lifelong friends, discover new experiences and create memories that last a lifetime! Full-day camp from 9-4, with an option from 8-5. Half-day option from 9-12. Kiddie Camp for children ages 3-6 from 9-1, with an early morning drop-off option. Swimming, sports, arts & crafts, special events and much more.

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. Directed by early childhood teachers, each class is 1.5 hours and limited to 10 children with caregiver. Partial separation and 2-hour separation classes are also offered.

Linguakids Foreign Languages: Fall and Summer Camp Program
43 Tokeneke Road, Darien, CT 06820 
2 East Avenue, Larchmont, NY 10538
(203) 426-7004 and (914) 525-0328
With our full year and summer camp programs, enjoy our French, Spanish, Italian or Chinese programs including culture initiation. A unique opportunity to be immersed in a foreign language atmosphere. You have the choice of our one- or two-hour programs several days a week.

Long Ridge Camp
478 Erksine Road
Stamford, CT 06903
(203) 322-0253
Set on 15 acres in beautiful countryside convenient to the Merritt. Children ages 3-14 experience a traditional day camp setting. Expert swimming instruction, sports, archery, crafts, nature, drama and much more! Nursery Camp avail. for ages 3-5. Call the Alswangers, directors for 53 years.

Maritime Aquarium: “Sound Scientists” Summer Camp
10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854 
(203) 852-0700
Kids, ages 6-15, can dive into the fascinating ocean world through Sound Scientists camp programs. Full of hands-on activities and experiments, the single-day and weeklong sessions begin on June 23. Each session is different, so pick one, some or all. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Pre- and extended care available.

Norwalk Metropolitan Youth Ballet, LLC
327 Main Avenue (temporary studio residence)
Norwalk, CT 06850
Phone: 203-258-4820
NMYB is celebrating their inaugural year. Ballet students will be able to participate in fall classes, seasonal performance opportunities, ABT examinations, and full-day ballet workshops during multiple weeks from June – August. Workshops are for young dancers to sharpen their skills and explore their craft in depth. All classes are taught by Adam J. Holms, M.A.

Pelican Day Camp
15 East Putnam Avenue -3330
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 622-6654
We’re located in Greenwich, CT and offer programs for boys and girls ages 3-13. Since 1965, we’ve been serving families in Westchester & Fairfield counties. We hope to see your family this season.

Sound Sailing Center: 
Dories Junior Sailing Camp
54 Calf Pasture Beach Road
Norwalk, CT 06855
(203) 838-1110
Weekly sessions, June 23-Aug. 29. Ages 6-13. Campers learn teamwork, independent boat handling and navigation, sailing skills, wind direction, man overboard drills, and an appreciation for our marine environment.

Summer at Wooster Enrichment and Recreation Program
Danbury, CT 06810 
(203) 830-3937
Offering an equal balance of fun and learning that will provide your child with one of the most enjoyable summer experiences in Fairfield County. A unique opportunity to combine enrichment courses with recreation, sports, swimming and more. Open house: Sat., March 8 from 9 a.m.-noon.

Westbrook Nature School
7 Long Ridge Road
West Redding, CT 06896 
(203) 664-1554
Discover the wonders of nature this summer! Set on six beautiful acres, Westbrook Nature’s programs allow children, ages 3-7, to enjoy enrichming, hands-on experiences including fishing, games, campfire cooking and more. June 16-20 or 23-27. Each session includes singing, arts & crafts, nature walks and more.

Whitby Summer Program 2014
969 Lake Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06831
June 16-July 21.* Hands-on, interactive enrichment programs for ages 3-11 offer a unique lineup of activities for summer fun. Offerings include Chess, Tennis, Soccer, Kung Fu, Science Workshops, NY Giants Sports Camp, Art, Theatre, Montessori. Contact director, Kurt Putnam. *Week 1 is NY Giants Camp only.

Winston Preparatory School Summer Enrichment
57 West Rocks Road
Norwalk, CT 06851 
(203) 229-0465, ext. 5530
Academic day program runs from July 1-31 for children in grades 4-12. Provides students with the unique opportunity to participate in an individually designed program aimed to enhance academic skills and foster independence. The strength of the program remains individualized education.

Day Programs: GREATER HARTFORD     back to top

Bright Horizons’ Summer Programs
Locations Throughout Connecticut
(866) 854-1958
Through discovery and exploration, your child will experience the summer of a lifetime while enrolled in Our World Our Backyard, Bright Horizons’ signature summer program. Discover science and explore nature, creative arts and music, while learning about the vast opportunities in the world.

Camp Technovate at Pathways Academy of Technology and Design Magnet High School
1 Pent Drive
East Hartford, CT 06018  (860) 695-9450
Camp Technovate exposes middle school students to various fields of technology. This experiential education program promotes an integrated, hands-on, applied technology curriculum, introduces students to 21st century skills, and we can’t forget to mention the fun! Digital photography and more.

Community Farm of Simsbury Summer Farm Camp
73 Wolcott Road
Simsbury, CT 06070
(860) 217-0453
Relevant, hands-on farm-based summer programs are enhance learning, promote the preservation of natural resources, stress the importance of sustainable food systems and protecting local farms. Experienced teachers mix academic rigor with fun activities. Ages 18 months-middle school.

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. Design a roller coaster, build a pyramid, construct a LEGO® machine, craft a musical instrument and more. Gr. 1-6. Dates: 1/20 and Feb. 17-21. 8 a.m.-4 p.m., after care available.

Excursions in Learning at Manchester Community College
Coordinator: Carleigh Schultz
(860) 512-2804 or
Enrichment Programs for Inquisitive and Creative Minds in Grades K-8! Full-day enrichment programs in the summer, plus daytime courses for homeschooled students and Saturday a.m. classes in the fall and spring. Junior Culinary Institute, Technology Camp, Adventures in Leadership and more. See website.

The Hartt School Community Division
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117
(860) 768-4451
Summer Vocal Institute: Musical Theater Intensive: For singers, actors and dancers who want to improve and integrate their skills. 6/21-29. From Studio to Stage: Pre-professional program offering extensive experience to guide young dancers. 6/23-7/26. Latin Meets Jazz: A lively program for young musicians interested in finding their own unique sound. 7/7-13. Summer Masterclasses for the Developing Musician: Instrument-specific programs focused on middle and high school wind, brass, strings and percussion students. 8/11-15.

High Meadow Day Camp
Granby, CT 06035 
(860) 653-9325
Coed for ages 4-13. Traditional programs for great summer fun. Bus transportation and meals included. Camp dates are June 23-August 15. ACA accredited. Contact the director for brochure. Open House scheduled for April 27.

Stone Age Rock Gym
195 Adams Street, P.O. Box 8362
Manchester, CT 06042
(860) 645-0015
Rock climbing (indoors & outside). All technical rock climbing gear is provided. Each camper is supplied with harness, rock climbing shoes and chalk bag. Employ professional, certified guides. Limited enrollment. Visit website for forms, details and more.

Talcott Mountain Science Center
Montevideo Road
Avon, CT 06001 
(860) 677-8571
From tiny quarks to giant quasars, explore science, nature and high-tech on a one-of-a-kind mountaintop campus! Astronomy, pond life, magic, music, rocketry, weather, robotics, computer graphics, gamemaking, geocaching and more. Sessions are one or two weeks for grades K-9. Weekly contests!

YMCA Camp Chase
a branch of the YMCA of Greater Hartford
15 Canton Road (Rt. 4)
Burlington, CT 06013 
(860) 653-5524   
Located on 88 beautiful wooded acres filled with streams and nature trails. Providing campers everything they need to have fun, make new friends and learn new skills. Committed to providing our campers and family members a quality experience to develop character and strengthen relationships.

YMCA of Greater Hartford
locations throughout Connecticut
Overnight, day or specialty camps at the Y share one thing: they’re about discovery. Kids have the opportunity to explore nature, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence and make lasting friendships and memories. And, of course, it’s fun too. Field trips, games, arts & crafts, archery, sports and more. Largest provider of day camps in Grtr. Hartford.

Day Programs: GREATER NEW HAVEN     back to top

Adventures in Art: Summer Programs in the Visual Arts at Creative Arts Workshop
80 Audubon Street
New Haven, CT 06510 
(203) 562-4927
This summer give your child an Adventure in Art at Creative Arts Workshop! Weeklong programs in drawing and painting, clay, mixed media and more for 4-6 year olds, grades 2-5 and grades 6-8. Programs run from June 16 to August 8; students may register for as many weeks as they choose.

Audubon Arts Summer Program: Neighborhood Music School
100 Audubon Street
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 624-5189, ext. 26  
Open your child’s mind with fun & enriching arts experiences! Singing, drama, arts, music & performances. Choose 3-week or 6-week session. For children ages 4-17. CIT Program. Early Drop Off and Extended Day available for all ages. Register online. Call for more info.

Bright Horizons’ Summer Programs
Locations Throughout Connecticut
(866) 854-1958
Through discovery and exploration, your child will experience the summer of a lifetime while enrolled in Our World Our Backyard, Bright Horizons’ signature summer program. Discover science and explore nature, creative arts and music, while learning about the vast opportunities in the world.

Chase Collegiate School: Summer at Chase
565 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708 
(203) 236-9532
Grades K-2 and grades 3-5 programs. Discovery Days for PreKindergartners. Seven weeks: June 23-August 8. A leader in education since 1865, Chase knows kids! Balancing enrichment, exploration and studies with sports, recreation and movement. Full- day and half-day options. 47-acre campus.

Cheshire Nursery School: Summer Program
200 Mansion Road
Cheshire, CT 06410 
(203) 272-5435
Featuring art studio, music and movement, science exploration as well as outdoor games, sports and water play on our beautiful and spacious acreage.  All staff have a bachelor’s or master’s in education. Three separate sessions in July & August for ages 3-6. Maximum enrollment, 16 per session.

Cheshire Parks and Recreation Dept.
559 South Main Street
Cheshire, CT 06410
(203) 272-2743
Day camps for ages 4-grade 9 are held in parks throughout Cheshire. Each location hosts a different age group so campers can spend the day engaged in age appropriate activities with their peers. Young campers have weekly special guests and older campers go on trips.

Cradles to Crayons
447 Boston Street
Guilford, CT 06437
(203) 453-0261
Incorporating art, music, crafts, dramatic play, math/science and special events. Air conditioned buildings insure comfort inside; a large playground equipped with water play activities fosters all around summer enjoyment. Four sessions: 6/30-8/24: Exploring the Seashore; It’s a Jungle; and more.

Creative Beginnings Learning Center
3 Technology Drive
Wallingford, CT 06492
(203) 294-1546
Summer camp runs from June 30-August 29. Choose as many weeks as you’d like! Beautiful playground with basketball court set on 4.5 park-like acres. Educating and caring for children ages 6 weeks through 9 years. Now enrolling for 2014-2015 kindergarten.

Elevation Camp
350 High Hill Road
Wallingford, CT 06492
(203) 630-3012
Located on 58 acres, the perfect place for a summer adventure for grades K-8. Swimming, sports, spiritual devotion, computer video production, music, nature discovery, American history, culinary skills and more. Lunch provided daily from onsite cafeteria. Early and after care available. A ministry of New Life Church.

The Equine Experience
Animal Assisted Therapy Services
Miles Hill Farm
1250 Long Hill Road
Guilford, CT 06437
(203) 804-5343
Exciting program for ages 7-15. Daily riding lesson, horsemanship skills, equine science and recreation! Weeks of 7/21 and 7/28, M-Th, 9 -3 (11-15 years), and 8/4, M-Th, 9-3 (7-11 years). Also, Pre-K morning program, M-W-F, 9:30-noon, 7/7-14 and 7/21-28 at the Therapeutic Recreation Center in Woodbridge.

The Foote School: Summer Theater Program 2014
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 accommodate participants from kindergarten through high school and beyond.

Gan Hayeled Early Childhood: Summer Camp 2014
75 Rimmon Road
Woodbridge, CT 06525 
(203) 389-2111
An indoor/outdoor summer camp for children ages 2-5. June 30-Aug. 8, M-F, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Weekly themed summer camp led by experienced preschool teachers. Includes daily tending of our fruit and vegetable garden, arts & crafts, games, music and drama. Large outdoor playground and ‘splash zone’ with water tables, slides, sprinklers and more.

Guilford Art Center’s Summer Youth Program
411 Church Street
Guilford, CT 06437
(203) 453-5947
From June 23-August 22, students, ages 3 1/2-12, can choose a variety of classes including: clay, painting and drawing, sewing and more. Week-long classes run mornings, 9 a.m.-noon and afternoons, beginning at 1 p.m. Classes may be combined for a full day. Tuition assistance available.

Hamden Hall Summer Programs
225 Skiff Street
Hamden, CT 06517
(203) 752-2600, ext. 453
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 - Camp Hornet Jr., Camp Hornet, Sports Camps, Teen Camp and more!

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 23-August 15. ACA accredited. Contact the director for brochure. Open House scheduled for May 4.

Hopkins School
986 Forest Road
New Haven, CT 06515 
(203) 387-1001
Hopkins Summer School features ACADEMICS – writing, history, math, science, reading, SAT prep and more – SPORTS – including basketball, lacrosse squash and softball – and CHESS for students entering gr. 3-12. New areas for middle schoolers. One- to six-week sessions from June 30 to August 8.

JCC Day Camps - New Haven
360 Amity Road
Woodbridge, CT 06525 
(203) 387-2522
Providing children ages 3-14 and from all backgrounds with a fun and exciting place to explore new adventures and meet new friends! An outdoor pool, drama stage, sports fields, basketball, ga-ga and human foosball courts, archery, picnic areas and hiking trails on 54 acres. The summer of a lifetime!

Mattatuck Museum Summer Youth Art
144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702
(203) 753-0381, ext. 114    
Young artists, between 6-12, can spend the day at the museum. The weekly half-or full-day sessions include interactive tours, gallery activities and hands-on studio experiences. Kids are introduced to art appreciation and art history as well as lessons in drawing, painting and more.

New Haven Ballet
70 Audubon Street
New Haven, CT 06510 
(203) 782-9038
For children, ages 3 and up. Providing the finest classical ballet training and dance education in southern Connecticut to students training for a professional career or dancing for the sheer joy and pleasure of movement. There are Children’s and Student Divisions, and an Open Division for teens.

Shubert Summer Theater & Arts Camp at Co-Op High School
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 691-2439
Summer programs for 5th-8th graders interested in the arts. Camp includes two sessions: July 7-18 and July 21-August 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Choose one or both sessions. Classes include musical theater, dance, creative writing and visual arts.

University of New Haven (UNH)
Summer 2014 Youth Academies
300 Boston Post Road
West Haven, CT 06516
(203) 479-4223
Local youth can participate in innovative and individualized academic programs. An enthusiastic and dedicated staff will be on hand to provide an exciting and safe learning environment. Offerings include: Biotechnology Summer Institute, Engineering and Science Summer Experience and more.

Day Programs: MIDDLESEX COUNTY     back to top

Cedar Island Marina Adventure Summer Camp
34 Riverside Drive, Clinton, CT 06413 
(860) 669-8681
Spend a week with real marine biologists! The instructor to camper ratio is 3:1, so campers will form bonds with peers and counselors. Campers perform scientific experiments, in addition to canoeing, swimming, nature walks and exploring salt marshes and intertidal zones.

The Children’s Tree Montessori School
96 Essex Road
Old Saybrook, CT
(860) 388-3536
The wonderful teaching staff at The Children’s Tree Montessori School have come together to create an interactive summer program to keep your 3-8 year old child engaged, discovering and learning. This year’s themes are LEGO® Architects, Cooking Around the World and Exploring the Modern Masters.

Kate’s Camp for Kids
300 Main Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
(860) 767-0026
Performing arts camp for boys and girls ages 5-10 is filled with music, dance, visual art and theater. Teaching artists work with campers to prepare a performance for family and friends each week! Presented by Community Music School and The Kate with Tracy Art Center. July 14-August 8.

Pequot Sherwood Day Camp
253 Bushy Hill Road
Ivoryton, CT 06442 
(860) 767-0848
Summer is the time to explore, learn and grow. Our well-rounded program encourages campers to build friendships and develop an appreciation for nature. Action-packed days help kids to develop their independence and self-confidence while having fun. 9 one-week sessions for kids ages 5-13.

School of Rock
Summer Rock Boot Camps
845 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443
(203) 350-0345   
Week-long camps, beginning 7/7, are 5 days of learning, playing music and band bonding! Features group rehearsal, one-on-one attention from instructors, gear education and band-related activities ending with a live performance. Specialty camps include song writing, demo recording and more.

Summer Programs at IDS
115 Laurel Brook Road
Middlefield, CT 06455
(860) 347-7235
Make summer memories! Children ages 3 to entering grade 8 participate in full-day, weekly programs, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., June 23-August 8. Or, children in grades 3-9 participate in a 4-week Middlesex Academy for Performing Arts theater experience of Bye, Bye Birdie, June 30-July 25, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Valley-Shore YMCA's Camp Shore
201 Spencer Plain Road
Westbrook, CT 06498 
(860) 399-YMCA (9622)
Week-long day camps provide campers with the YMCA core values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility. Our full day program offers daily swimming in our indoor pool, hiking on our 30-acre wooded property and archery. Every week is a different themed adventure.

Day Programs: WESTCHESTER COUNTY   back to top

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. Directed by early childhood teachers, each class is 1.5 hours and limited to 10 children with caregiver. Partial separation and 2-hour separation classes are also offered.

Linguakids Foreign Languages: Fall and Summer Camp Program
43 Tokeneke Road, Darien, CT 06820 
2 East Avenue, Larchmont, NY 10538
(203) 426-7004 and (914) 525-0328
With our full year and summer camp programs, enjoy our French, Spanish, Italian or Chinese programs including culture initiation. A unique opportunity to be immersed in a foreign language atmosphere. You have the choice of our one- or two-hour programs several days a week.

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  
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

Art Colony Camp at The Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 
(860) 434-5542
Weekly sessions for children entering grades 1-6. Campers discover the art and history of the Lyme Art Colony while exploring art exhibitions, painting, playing games and more. Camp culminates with a student project exhibition. Gr. 1-6: 7/7-8/15. Camp for gr. 6-8: July 1-3. See website for age-specific weeks.

Mansfield’s Holiday Hill Day Camp
41 Chaffeeville Road
Mansfield, CT 06250 
(860) 423-1375
Parents love our daily transportation and bus counselors, close attention to campers and staff, safety and a healthy social environment. Kids ages 4-14 love the fun! Swimming & lessons, sports, archery, canoeing, ropes course and more! Special programs for riding, dance, golf, theater and mountain biking.

St. Thomas More School: Summer Program
45 Cottage Road
Oakdale, CT 06370
(860) 823-3861
For boys entering grades 7-12. Course offerings include English, history, math, science, Spanish, computers, ESL, SAT Prep, Learn to Learn Program, and English Language Institute. Five-week session, June 29-August 1. Half sessions: June 29-July 15 and July 16-August 1. Your son will succeed!

Day Programs: OUT OF STATE     back to top

Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 
(413) 263-6800, ext. 377 or 382
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

Innovative Autism Network
17 Farmington Avenue
Plainville, CT 06062
(860) 351-5407
Therapy program for ages 3-teen is designed by certified teachers & therapists. We offer an inclusive environment with emphasis on hands-on experiences. Focus areas include: motor planning, social skills/communication, sensory integration and community outings. Insurance accepted.


Brunswick Sports Camp
100 Maher Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830 
(203) 625-5854  
Coed camp for ages preschool through 8th grade; basketball, baseball, tennis, soccer, lacrosse, squash, football and more. Campers will receive 10 hours of various sports instruction per week and play games. Phenomenal facilities, special guests and varsity coaches. June 23-July 25. Limited enrollment.

C&M Farms Summer Riding Program
284 West Street, Bolton, CT 06043
(860) 646-3276
The equestrian center is located on 75 acres housing over 40 horses. Summer riding sessions run 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Mon.-Fri., June-Aug. Sessions include techniques on handling a horse, brushing, saddling and at least one hour of riding/day. English and Western riding available. No experience necessary.

Cardinal Baseball Camp
Eastern Middle School in Greenwich
16 Ridge Road
Cos Cob, CT 06807
Cardinal Baseball Camp is in its 13th season! This summer camp will run from July 7 through August 1 with flexible sessions for children ages 6 to 13. Camp takes place Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-noon at Eastern Middle School.

Chelsea Piers Connecticut Summer Sports Camps
1 Blachley Road
Stamford, CT 06902
(203) 989-1100
Chelsea Piers offers full- and half-day camps at its world-class facility. Camps include basketball, figure skating, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, squash, swimming, tennis and volleyball as well as multi-sport, two-sport and preschooler camps. One, two or more weeks. June 17-August 29.

FASSP Squash
Sportsplex: Stamford, CT
Squash 1: Norwalk, CT
Saw Mill Club East: Mount Kisco, NY
(203) 546-4308
The premier squash junior program in the country. Head Coach Kumail Mehmood and his experienced team of coaches is dedicated to improve each individual’s game. FASSP has been producing top juniors for several years. Our success has led to national titles, junior tour winners and more.

Getner Barn Summer Riding Camp
40 Oak Hill Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06854
We are a small local barn in Norwalk that offers summer camp in horseback riding and horsemanship. Two sessions per day offered: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. Please visit our barn by visiting for more information.

Grand Slam Tennis Club Summer Tennis Programs
1 Bedford-Banksville Road
Bedford, NY 10506  (914) 234-9206
For ages 3-17, all skill levels and beginners welcome! Our exclusive IGNiTE junior 10 and under tennis program is specially designed to help young children learn to play more effectively while having tons of FUN! Registration is flexible, includes weekly, full-day and half-day options. June 2-August 22.

New Amsterdam Fencing Academy North
21 North Main Street, Suite 302
Port Chester, NY 10573  (914) 565-3210
Our summer fencing camps are a great way to gear up for next season by emphasizing tactical and technical readiness, and increasing mental and physical stamina. We offer 3 weeks of camp in August for fencers ages 8-18; beginners are welcome!

Next Dimension Gymnastics
25 Lindeman Drive
Trumbull, CT 06611 
(203) 372-3222
Each child leaves with a smile and a belief that they can do it! Dynamic classes for recreational gymnasts; preschool program; summer camps; adult classes. Large facility is a great place for memorable birthday parties. Nationally recognized coaching staff.

Polly’s Gymnastics
550 Ferry Blvd.
Stratford, CT 06615 
(203) 375-3244
Summer gymnastics programs for preschool through advanced high school levels. Competitive classes available. Seven week enrollment. A good exercise program for the summer months adds to the health and well-being of your youngster.

Ride N’ Splash Horseback Riding Camp at The Guilford Riding School
575 Clapboard Hill Road
Guilford, CT 06437
(203) 453-8768
Our 22nd year bringing you the shoreline’s best summer riding day camp for kids, ages 8-14. Each week is tailored for your child, from absolute beginners to experienced riders. A complete equestrian adventure with a cool-off swim at the day’s end.

Spirit Sports Camp at South Kent School
40 Bull’s Bridge Road
South Kent, CT 06785 
(330) 714-4898
Spirit combines individual athletic instruction in 10 different sports with the fun activities of a traditional overnight camp. Choose up to five sports including soccer, lacrosse, basketball, tennis, field hockey, volleyball, softball, golf, track and cross country. Also arts & crafts, swimming, campfires and more.

Stamford Twin Rinks
1063 Hope Street
Stamford, CT 06907 
(203) 968-9000
Currently in its 18th year, STR offers 2 regulation-sized ice skating rinks and daily public skating sessions. Hockey, skating and dance programs run year-round, conducted by professional, qualified instructors. Skate Zone Pro Shop offers expert skate sharpening and a full line of equipment & apparel.

US Sports Institute — All Sports Camps
12 Maiden Lane
Bound Brook, NJ 08805
(732) 563-2520
USSI offers boys and girls, ages 2-14, the opportunity to participate in a wide range of sports. Multi-Sport program provides a fun-packed, enjoyable time where children will experience over 16 different sports in one week! For ages 2-7, Sports Squirts Camps includes 5 sports in a fun & safe environment.

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 recreational activities. Coed camp for children ages 6-14. Indoor/outdoor sports include baseball, basketball, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, squash, swimming, tennis, volleyball and more.


Chapel Haven, Inc.
1040 Whalley Avenue
New Haven, CT 06515
(203) 397-1714, ext. 148
Chapel Haven, founded in 1972, is a nationally accredited school and transition program that specializes in teaching those 18 years and older who are on the autism spectrum, have developmental disabilities or Asperger’s Syndrome to live independently for a lifetime. Locations in CT and AZ.

Choate Rosemary Hall Summer Programs
333 Christian Street
Wallingford, CT 06492
(203) 697-2365
Discover your true potential and learn from - and with - the best. We offer a five-week Academic Enrichment Program for high school and middle school students as well as four- and two-week signature programs. June 29-August 1. Learn more and apply online at

iD Tech Camps
Held at Yale, Univ. of Bridgeport, Wesleyan and over 80 prestigious universities nationwide
(888) 709-TECH (8324)
Take interests further and gain a competitive edge! Ages 7-17 create apps, video games, C++/Java programs, movies and more at weeklong day and overnight summer programs. Held at Yale, U.B., Wesleyan, Stanford and others. Also two-week, pre-college programs for ages 13-18.

The Loomis Chaffee Summer Program
Loomis Chaffee School
4 Batchelder Road
Windsor, CT 06095 
(860) 687-6355
Five weeks (June 29-August 2) for students entering gr. 7-12. Revel in an international community that inspires academic engagement, enrichment and growth. Take 3 courses; enjoy recreational activities four days a week; access to college guidance counseling; weekend excursions to Boston, NYC, Mystic.

Middlesex County Camp
298 E. Haddam Moodus Road
Moodus, CT 06469        
(860) 873-2294
Coed day & residential camping for ages 5-15, CIT program for 16 & 17 year olds. 89 acres, featuring cabins with electricity, certified staff, themed weeks. Activities: horse care/riding; 35’ climbing wall, zip line, low ropes, swimming, crafts, mosaics, wood craft, nature and sports including archery and soccer.

Rumsey Hall Summer Programs
201 Romford Road
Washington Depot, CT 06794 
(860) 868-0535
Rumsey offers a balanced academic, recreation and enrichment program for students entering grades (3-9) day and (5-9) boarding. Summer Session works with a limited enrollment of students. An SSAT prep course is offered as an elective.

Tabor Academy Summer Program
66 Spring Street
Marion, MA 02738 
(508) 291-8342
Allowing children, 6-17, the opportunity to develop their full potential as individuals, athletes and students. Under the guidance of highly qualified and energetic counselors, coaches and teachers, the program encourages young people to have fun and take pride in their personal achievements.

Taft Summer School
110 Woodbury Road
Watertown, CT 06795 
(860) 945-7961
Est. in 1982, offering motivated students in grades 7-12 the opportunity for intensive study in a 5-week residential, independent school environment. Arts, daily athletics, weekend trips and activities round out the experience. Dates for 2014: June 30 to August 2. Visit our website for more information!

Vista Vocational and Life Skills Center’s Summer Experience
1356 Old Clinton Road
Westbrook, CT 06498
(860) 399-8080
Two-week program provides an introduction to dormitory life and the independence of adulthood in a supported, fun-filled learning environment. Activities focus on life skills, relationships, physical activity and community. Must be at least 17 years old and entering senior year in high school.


Camp Jeanne d’Arc
154 Gadway Road, Merrill, NY 12955
(410) 647-7733
An authentic summer camp located in the Adirondack Mountains on beautiful Chateaugay Lake. JDA offers girls, ages 7-16 from all over the world, a chance for a summer adventure filled with swimming, sailing, horseback riding, archery, riflery, hiking, camping out and more.

Westover School Summer Programs
1237 Whittemore Road
Middlebury, CT 06762
(203) 758-2423
Westover’s Summer Sessions in Arts Academics are for girls entering grades 7-9 setting the stage for a well-supervised away-from-home adventure. Spend the evening around the bonfire eating s’mores, take part in talent shows and try a new craft! One- or two-week sessions. Courses taught by Westover teachers.


Night Eagle Wilderness Adventures
P.O. Box 374
Cuttingsville, VT 05738 
(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, & 6 week sessions. ACA accredited.


Camp Half Moon
Great Barrington, MA 01230
(413) 528-0940
Summers as they should be! A traditional coed camp experience for ages 6-16 with an elective activity program tailored to each camper’s interests. Full waterfront on beautiful Lake Buel, heated pool, skate park, zip line and over 30 activities to choose from. Beautiful campus. Celebrating 92 years.

Camp Jewell YMCA
a branch of the YMCA of Greater Hartford
6 Prock Hill Road, P.O. Box 8
Colebrook, CT 06021 
(888) 412-2267
For 113 years, offering a wide variety of overnight camp experiences for ages 7-16. Building lifelong friendships, independence, leadership and new skills. Our 540-acre property offers two-week traditional, leaderships, tripping and horseback riding programs. Adventure trips open to ages 13-16.

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

iD Film Academy
Held at Yale
(888) 709-TECH (8324)
Put your creativity to use while exploring Yale and using New Haven as backdrop. Pre-college summer programs where ages 13-18 discover how visual arts can lead to a rewarding career. Tour a film studio and build a portfolio. Weeklong camps for ages 7-17 held at iD Tech Camps.

iD Game Design & Development Academy
Held at Harvard, Vassar, Stanford and select universities
(888) 709-TECH (8324)
Instead of just playing games, design and develop your own. Ages 13-18 spend two weeks immersed in design, development and more. Held at top universities. Learn how game development can lead to a rewarding career. Tour a game studio. Weeklong camps for ages 7-17 held at iD Tech Camps.

iD Programming Academy
Held at Yale, Stanford, Princeton and select universities
(888) 709-TECH (8324)
Gain an edge and learn how programming can become a rewarding career. Ages 13-18 spend two weeks in programming, app development, or robotics engineering. Held at top universities. Tour an app development studio. Weeklong camps for ages 7-17 held at iD Tech Camps.

Incarnation Camps: Pequot/Sherwood & Pioneer Village
c/o P.O. Box 577
Ivoryton, CT 06422 
(860) 767-0848
Pequot (for boys), Sherwood (for girls) and Pioneer Village (for teens) are part of the Incarnation family of camps — America’s oldest coed summer camp. A 700-acre wooded setting and mile-long pristine lake provide a background for many water sports, field sports, farm, arts & crafts, music and much more.

YMCA Camp Woodstock
a branch of the YMCA of Greater Hartford
42 Camp Road
Woodstock Valley, CT 06282
(800) 782-2344
Since 1922, providing a traditional summer  experience for campers ages 7-16. Committed to our “CHoRR” values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility and our highly trained staff work hard to incorporate these values into every day camp life through a wide range of activities. Offering 1 and 2-week sessions.




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