Camp & Summer Program Directory 2016

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

The Apple Blossom School’s Waldorf Inspired Summer Program
440 Danbury Road
Wilton, CT 06897
(203) 493-4003
www.appleblossomschool.org
Teepees and Drums (weeks 1 & 2), June 20-24; June 27-July 1. Birds and Bees (weeks 3 & 4), July 5-8; July 11-15. Activities include building, gardening, cooking, puppetry, crafts, indoor and outdoor play. Organic snack provided.

Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens Summer Camp
151 Brookdale Rd.
Stamford, CT 06903
(203) 322-6971, ext. 17
www.bartlettarboretum.org
A full-day summer camp program (June 27-August 12) for inquisitive children between the ages of 4 and 11. Campers connect with nature through hands-on activities, art projects and inquiry-based science experiences with a focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art/Design, Math).

Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich Summer Camps
4 Horseneck Lane
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 869-3224
www.bgcg.org
Within just a few miles from home, kids, ages 6-12 and 13-15, can choose their source of FUN this summer at Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich’s Clubhouse Camp, Camp Simmons and Teen Camp for just $150/week/child. For financial assistance, contact www.ctcare4kids.com.

Camp Aldrich
258 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877
(203) 438-4519
www.aldrichart.org
Offering full-day, week-long arts experiences for students entering grades 1-10, from 7/11-8/5. Participants engage with world-class artists, experiment with process & materials and take ideas from concept to creation, all against the backdrop of The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum’s exhibitions.

Camp Landmark
Redding Campus, 203-544-8393
Westport Campus, 203-226-6982
Ridgefield Academy, 203-894-1800
www.ridgefieldacademy.org
www.landmarkpreschool.org   
Landmark Preschool’s summer camp provides children with a fun and enriching camp experience. Programs on three campuses (Redding, Ridgefield and Westport) offers campers a chance to cultivate new friendships, participate in exciting activities and explore the world around them.

Camp at Waldorf Housatonic Valley Waldorf School
Newtown, CT 06470
(203) 364-1113
www.waldorfct.org
Ages 3-14. Join us this summer at the only K-8 Waldorf school in CT. June 27-Aug. 12; hours are 9-3 with before- and after-care available. Camp is divided into two groups with younger children experiencing the arts, healthy movement and more. Older children learn archery, acrobatics, primitive arts and more.

Chester Hill Farm
61 Green Ridge Road
Trumbull, CT 06611
(917) 553-4961
www.chesterhillfarm.com
Our horseback riding summer program for ages 5-13 offers a unique experience for riders of all levels! We provide a safe and encouraging environment leaving students with a great summer memory for years to come! Six weekly sessions from June 27-August 5; sign up for one week or all six!

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo
1875 Noble Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06610
(203) 394-6565
www.beardsleyzoo.com
Through education, conservation, research and recreation, the zoo provides a wild experience for students and families. Spend an hour or the day and see more than 300 animals representing North and South American species. See the South American rainforest and walk through the prairie dog exhibit.

Connec-to-Talk
Stamford: (203) 200-7256
Madison: (203) 779-5918
Wilton: (203) 210-7124
www.connec-to-talk.com
A leading private practice in the speech, occupational and ABA therapy fields. In addition to year-round services, there is Camp Shadowing and Social Skills Camp during summer months. Summer services are tailored to meet specific needs of each child in order to promote and facilitate optimal success (and fun!).

Connecticut Dance School
42 Halley Court
Fairfield, CT 06825 
(203) 384-2492
www.ctdanceschool.com
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).

Curtain Call, Inc.
Performance Workshop Programs
1349 Newfield Ave.
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...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.

DCT Jr.
263 Golden Hill Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604
(203) 576-1634
www.mycabaret.org
An immersive theatre experience supported by Downtown Cabaret Theatre’s professional, creative staff. Both sessions step through the phases of creating a musical, starting with the audition and followed by a multi-week rehearsal process. Culminates in two weekends of live performances.

The Discovery Museum and Planetarium
4450 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604 
(203) 372-3521, ext. 117
www.discoverymuseum.org
Discover science is sweet in Candy Lab! Have a creepy, crawly week of fun in Bug U! Build and design in Maker Lab! Interactive, hands-on learning fun for gr. K-9, June-Aug. Weekly programs include A Pirate’s Life, Mad Scientist Labs and more. Two-week sessions for gr. 6-9. Full- and half-day available.

Dories Junior Sailing Camp
54 Calf Pasture Beach Road
Norwalk, CT 06855
(203) 838-1110
www.soundsailingcenter.com
Weekly sessions, June 13-August 26, for ages 6-13. Campers learn teamwork, independent boat handling and navigation, sailing skills, wind direction, man overboard drills and an appreciation for the marine environment.

ESF Summer Camps at Greenwich Academy
200 North Maple Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 869-4444 
www.esfcamps.com/Greenwich
A summer camp experience built around you! Expanded specialty camps for 2016. Way more than a typical day of camp! ESF offers camps and experiences for boys and girls ages 3-15. One- to nine-week options, extended day available. Please visit website for our extensive offerings!

Fairfield Country Day School Summer Programs
2970 Bronson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 259-2723
www.fairfieldcountryday.org
FCDS Summer Fun - Coed, grades K-6. Activities include arts & crafts, athletics, computers, cooking, games, music, swimming and more. Summer Stretch - enrichment program at FCDS is designed for students going into grades 4-9 who want to explore new adventures through innovative lessons and classes.

Farm Camp at the Unquowa School
981 Stratfield Road
Fairfield, CT 06825
(203) 336-3801
unquowa.org/our-programs/farm-camp/faith.barbuto@unquowa.org
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
www.flashpointedance.com
Be Inspired by the Best! Flash Pointe Dance opens its 9th 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.

Greenwich Country Day School Summer Camp
401 Old Church Road
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 863-5677
www.gcds.net/summercamp
Exciting day camp experiences for boys and girls, ages 3-13. Swim lessons, arts & crafts, dance, rock climbing, drama, science, sports and more. Professional instructors and exceptional counselors. Flexible programs, June 27-July 29. A nutritious lunch served daily.

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.

Insports Summer Camp
29 Trefoil Drive
Trumbull, CT 06611
(203) 268-1214
http://insportscenters.com/activity/day-camp/summer-camp/
Boys and girls ages 3-15. June 20-August 22. Let’s Play - Inside and Out! Play your favorite sport inside and then head outside to our all new play space. Choose from a variety of sport specific camps to maintain athletic skills or try our traditional camp offering arts, science and non-competitive games.

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. 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.

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.

Long Ridge Camp
478 Erksine Road
Stamford, CT 06903
(203) 322-0253
www.longridgecamp.com
Set on 15 acres in a 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. Preschool camp available for ages 3-5. Call the Alswanger family, directors since 1962.

Patriot Camp
223 West Mountain Road
Ridgefield, CT 06877
(203) 894-1800, ext. 106
www.ridgefieldacademy.org/summerprograms
Patriot Camp provides an enriching experience to help campers achieve personal growth through activities and outdoor exploration. Weekly themes include science, art, cooking and digital arts. Camp Landmark, also at RA, provides a fun camp experience for ages 3 and 4.

Quick Center for the Arts Missoula Children’s Theatre and Summer Camp Intensives
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 254-4010
www.quickcenter.com
Missoula Children’s Theatre and Summer Camp Intensives are an exciting way for your child to explore enriching art culture. Choose between a variety of programs including The Art of Fashion, Creating a Narrative Through Painting, Hip Hop, Graffiti and Musical Theatre. Taught by professional artists.

Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut
Brookfield, Bethel and Danbury
www.regionalymca.org/camp.html
When you count on us, you can count on the best summer ever for your kids. One week or the whole summer. Indoors and out. Crafts to cannonballs, sports to swimming ... at YMCA day camps your kids will have an amazing experience, in a safe, nurturing environment. Register today.

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 Camp at Stepping Stones Museum for Children
Mathews Park
303 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT
(203) 899-0606, ext. 247
steppingstonesmuseum.org/summer
Be cool this summer. Full- and half-day programs are available starting June 20. Ages 4 and older. Animation Station is a half-day summer program. Learn the basics of stop-motion animation to create a video. STEAM Central explores science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). 

Summer at Wooster Enrichment and Recreation Program
Danbury, CT 06810
(203) 830-3921
www.summeratwooster.org
Offering an equal balance of fun and learning that will provide your child with one of the most enjoyable summer experiences in Fairfield County. We provde a unique opportunity for campers to combine enrichment with recreation, sports, arts and more. June 27-August 12 for PreK through grade 8.

Whitby School Day Camp
969 Lake Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06831
(203) 869-8464, ext. 176
www.whitbyschool.org
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

Ben Bronz Academy & The Learning Incentive
141 North Main St.
West Hartford, CT
(860) 236-5807
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 concentrated program for middle, high school and college students. Private tutoring available for students interested in previewing material and concepts for upcoming year.

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. Be a bubbleologist, program a droid, construct machines and protect the center from Ozobot zombie ants! Gr. 1-6. Dates: 1/18, Feb. 15-16 and April 11-15. 8 a.m.-4 p.m., after care available.

Debate Camp at Kingswood Oxford School
Camp at 170 Kingswood Road
West Hartford, CT 
(888) 512-8154
www.debatecamp.org/hartford-ct
Got that kid FULL of IDEAS? Do they have something to SAY? Debate Camp Canada has been training students entering grades 5-12 in Public Speaking, Parliamentary Debate and Model United Nations since 2002. In 2016, we are opening our first, one-week day camp in the U.S., June 20-24.

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! Featuring 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.

The Hartt School Community Division
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117
(860) 768-4451
www.hartford.edu/hcd
Summer Dance Classes: Ballet, tap and jazz classes for ages 3-adult; 6/21-8/11. Meet the Masters: Intensive program for jazz musicians interested in finding their own distinct sound; 6/27-7/1. Summer Musical Theatre Intensive Junior Program: For singers, actors and dancers who want to improve and integrate their theatrical skills; 7/5-7/16. The Young Composers Project Summer Edition: Instruction on writing for voice, creating accompaniments, working with text and more; 8/1-8/5. Summer Master Classes for the Developing Musician: Instrument-specific, focused on middle- and high school string, wind and brass students; 8/8-8/12.

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 27-August 19. ACA accredited. Contact the director for brochure. Open House scheduled for May 1.

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.

Indian Rock Summer Camp
501 Wolcott Road
Bristol, CT 06010
(860) 583-1234
www.elcct.org
Located at the 280-acre Indian Rock Nature Preserve. Facilities include Indian Lake, a farm, canoes, kayaks, hiking and trails. Discovery is encouraged through hands-on experience and new activities weekly for kids entering grades K-12. Come for one week or all nine! Enjoy the waterfront 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.

Stone Age Rock Gym
195 Adams Street, P.O. Box 8362
Manchester, CT 06042
(860) 645-0015
www.stoneagerockgym.com
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.

Summer Place at the University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117
(860) 768-4432
www.summerplaceprograms.com
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 
www.tmsc.org/summer
Explore science, nature and high-tech, hands-on in a one-of-a-kind mountaintop campus! Astronomy, pond life, magic, music, rocketry, weather, robotics, computer graphics, gamemaking, geocaching, 3D printing, inventions and more. Sessions are one week for students entering grades K-8. Weekly contests!

Vacation Science Camp at New Children’s Museum
950 Trout Brook Drive
West Hartford, CT 06119 
(860) 231-2824, ext. 44 (Reg. Dept.)
www.thechildrensmuseumct.org
The New 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.

Windsor Montessori & Discovery Center
114 Palisado Avenue
Windsor, CT 06095
(860) 285-1400
www.windsormontessorict.com
Camp Discovery, for ages 3-12, includes swimming, weekly field trips, adventure activities, arts, crafts, science, nature and community service. Montessori Toddler Camp is a theme-based program for 18 months-3 years old. Enriching environment, small class sizes. Enroll for 4 weeks - get $100 off 5th week!

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
Fun, theme-based summer fun featuring art, music and movement, science exploration and social skills, along with outdoor games, sports and water play for ages 3-6. Children will enjoy our Outdoor Nature Classroom and zipline. All professional staff. Three small-group sessions through July and August.

Choate Rosemary Hall – Summer Programs
333 Christian Street
Wallingford, CT 06492
(203) 697-2365
www.choate.edu/summer
Offering a rich tradition of academic excellence and innovation. A five-week academic enrichment program is available as well as four- and two-week programs. More than 114 courses to choose from taught in world-class facilities. Study abroad programs in China, France and Spain.

Choate Rosemary Hall – Young Artists Programs
333 Christian Street
Wallingford, CT 06492
(203) 697-2365
www.choate.edu/summer
Morning and full day programs in theater and visual arts for students in grades K-7. Artists are taught to express themselves with confidence in a noncompetitive atmosphere. Children learn theater games, singing, dance and drawing skills, presenting work at the end of each session.

Connec-to-Talk
Stamford: (203) 200-7256
Madison: (203) 779-5918
Wilton: (203) 210-7124
www.connec-to-talk.com
A leading private practice in the speech, occupational and ABA therapy fields. In addition to year-round services, there is Camp Shadowing and Social Skills Camp during summer months. Summer services are tailored to meet specific needs of each child in order to promote and facilitate optimal success (and fun!).

Cradles to Crayons
447 Boston Street
Guilford, CT 06437
(203) 453-0261
www.cradles-2-crayons.com
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.

Elm Shakespeare Players Camp
P.O. Box 206029
New Haven, CT 06520
(203) 874-0801
www.ElmShakespeare.org
Join New Haven’s premier classical theater! Explore acting, clowning, stage combat, design and more! Campers form their own Renaissance Theater Troupe: acting and creating costumes, props, backdrops for a kid-driven final performance. July 11-22, ages 7-13. Locations: E. Rock, Westville, SCSU.

The Foote School Summer Theater Program
50 Loomis Place
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 777-3464 
www.footeschool.org
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.

Guilford Art Center Summer Youth Program
411 Church Street
Guilford, CT 06437
(203) 453-5947
www.guilfordartcenter.org
From June 20-August 19, 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
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 27-August 19. ACA accredited. Contact the director for brochure. Open House scheduled for May 1.

Hopkins School
986 Forest Road
New Haven, CT 06515
(203) 387-1001
www.hopkins.edu/summerschool
Hopkins Summer School features a wide variety of programs in SPORTS, ACADEMICS and STUDY SKILLS for students entering grades 3-12. June 27-August 5.

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.

Lauralton Hall Sports & Enrichment
200 High Street, Milford, CT 06460
(203) 877-2786, ext. 175
www.seforkids.com
Summer at Lauralton has new programs in a wide variety of areas including musical engineering, flag football, international cooking, investigative engineering, preseason conditioning, clay modeling, photography, coding & computer programing, mad scientists, SAT math prep, junior robotics and more!

Neighborhood Music School Summer Program
100 Audubon Street
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 624-5189
neighborhoodmusicschool.org/summer
Join the region’s most popular summer programs! Audubon Arts - singing, art & theater for children & teens, choose 3 or 6 week program. Also, Chamber Winds - two, week-long intensives for middle and high school students. And Summer Jazz & Summer Rocks - one-week intensives. Register online.

New Haven Ballet
70 Audubon Street
New Haven, CT 06510 
(203) 782-9038
www.newhavenballet.org
For 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 and adults.

Shubert Summer Theater & Arts Camp at Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School
177 College Street, New Haven, CT
(203) 624-1825
www.shubertcamp.com
A theater and arts camp for rising 5-8 graders, runs in two sessions: July 4-15 and July 18-29. Classes include acting, creative writing, ceramics, dance, choir, film, digital photography and more! The summer’s Musical Theater Camp productions are Annie Jr. and Peter Pan Jr.

Spanish/French/Chinese Language Camp
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515
(203) 872-2267
www.SpanishCampCT.com  
www.FrenchCampCT.com
www.ChineseCampCT.com   
A foreign language experience that’s local, fun and engaging! Students enjoy interactive games, music and movement activities and arts & crafts that center around a theme. Every week is a different adventure. Students experience all the fun of a summer camp.

Tabor School for the Arts
45 Tabor Drive
Branford, CT 06405
(203) 488-2541
www.taborschoolforthearts.com
A half-day camp where children learn all aspects of mounting a fully-produced musical. Your child will learn from working professionals in the field while rehearsing their part in Disney’s Peter Pan, Jr. Grades 1-6. Programs runs June 20-July 8, 8:30 a.m.-noon. Scholarships available. Space limited.

University of New Haven (UNH) 2016 Summer Youth Academies
300 Boston Post Road
West Haven, CT 06516
(203) 479-4223
www.newhaven.edu/summeryouth
UNH invites local youth to participate in innovative and individualized summer academic programs offering students high quality instruction and programming. An enthusiastic, dedicated staff will provide an exciting, fun and safe learning environment for each student.

Westover School Summer Programs
1237 Whittemore Road
Middlebury, CT 06762 
(203) 758-2423
www.westoverschool.org
Westover School’s Summer Programs: “Empowering Young Women in Engineering, Finance and Politics.” For girls entering grades 7-9. Two one-week sessions, 7/10-15; and 7/17-22. Morning options: Science and Engineering, Invest in Girls and Finance, or Model UN. Afternoon options: Photography, Theatre, or Ceramics.

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 of mixed woodlands surrounding a mile-long private lake. Campers learn and play through hands-on experiential activities designed to engage your child and bring them closer to the natural world. Activities include high and low ropes course, cooking, hiking, swimming 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.

The Learning Experience
181 Shunpike Rd.
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!

Pequot Sherwood Day Camp
253 Bushy Hill Road
Ivoryton, CT 06442 
(860) 767-0848
www.pequotsherwood.org
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.

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 long enrichment camps featuring robotics, biotech and more.

YMCA Camp Ingersoll
94 Camp Ingersoll Road
Portland, CT 06480
(860) 343-6239
www.CampIngersoll.org
At YMCA Camp Ingersoll we provide life-changing summer experiences. We’re leaders in the Y Camp Readers initiative, Olders’ Skill Clinics and arts based camps. As a part of the Y, we have a history of providing enriching, value driven programs which continue to positively influence campers throughout their lifetime.

Day Programs: WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY   back to top

Challenge Camp at School of the Holy Child
2225 Westchester Avenue
Rye,NY 10580
(914) 779-6024
www.challengecamps.com
Open the door to a summer of FUN and learning for your child! Challenge Camp, an ACA accredited camp, features 3D printing, cooking, coding, magic, Minecraft, robotics, sports, swimming and more. Bus transportation early/extended day and Kosher lunch options available.

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. 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.

Day Programs: LITCHFIELD COUNTY     back to top

SEEK at Kent School (Summer Educational Experience at Kent)
1 Macedonia Road
Kent, CT 06757
(860) 927-6188
kent-school.edu/academics/seek
Kent School is offering programs in engineering and entrepreneurship for students in grades 8-12. SEEK is offered in partnership with professionals from U. Penn’s Wharton Business School, Team Business, Harvard University and Georgia Tech. For information, contact seek@kent-school.edu.

Warner Theatre Center for Arts
Education Summer Arts Program
84 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790 
(860) 489-7180
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 Rd.
Mansfield, CT 06250
(860) 423-1375
www.holidayrecreation.com
Parents love our daily transportation, bus counselors, close attention to campers, staff, safety and a healthy social environment. Kids, ages 4-14, love the fun! Swimming & lessons, sports, archery, canoeing, ropes course and more! Plus, a limited special program for autism spectrum & ADHD.

New England Science & Sailing Foundation
70 & 72 Water St.
Stonington, CT 06378
www.nessf.org
A nonprofit ocean adventure organization that engages students in experiential learning to build their confidence, leadership and teamwork skills. June 20-August 26 for ages 4-17 at Stonington, New London and Westerly, RI locations. Sailing, kayaking, surfing, paddle boarding, fishing and more.

St. Thomas More School: Summer Program
45 Cottage Road
Oakdale, CT 06370
(860) 823-3861
www.stmct.org
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 26-July 29. Half sessions: June 26-July 12 and July 13-July 29. Your son will succeed!

The Williams School
Summer Art and Sports Camps
182 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320 
(860) 443-5333
williamsschool.org/summercamps
Join us for art, basketball or lacrosse! Art camp explores pottery, science and painting in half-day sessions during the weeks of June 20 & 27. Learn lacrosse (June 20-24) or basketball skills (July 11-14) in nightly sessions that stress individualized instruction that promotes a player’s development.

Day Programs: OUT OF STATE     back to top

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

Camp Cuheca at Waterford Country School
78 Hunts Brook Road
Quaker Hill, CT 06375
(860) 442-9454, ext. 290
www.waterfordcountryschool.org
A therapeutic day camp specializing in animal therapy and outdoor adventure for children, 6-18, that need individualized support and extra adult supervision. Seven week-long sessions start 7/5. Transportation & scholarships available. Climbing tower, horseback riding, hiking, swimming and more.

Vista Life Innovations Exploring Independence Summer Program
1356 Old Clinton Road
Westbrook, CT 06498
(860) 399-8080 x136
www.VistaLifeInnovations.org
The exploring Independence Summer Program provides in introduction to life at Vista and the independence of adulthood in a supported learning environment.

SPECIALIZED SPORTS CAMPS     back to top

Brunswick Sports Camp, Day Camp & Clinics
100 Maher Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 625-5854
www.bwick.org/summersportscamp
Coed camp for ages preschool-8th grade; basketball, baseball, tennis, soccer, lacrosse, squash, football, swimming and more. Campers will receive 10 hours of various sports instruction per week and play games. Phenomenal facilities, special guests and varsity coaches. Begins June 13. Limited enrollment.

CAB Sports Soccer Camp at The Loomis Chaffee School
4 Batchelder Road
Windsor, CT 06095
(860) 687-6252
www.cab-sports.com
Boys and girls ages 5-15 are welcome to learn and practice soccer and Futsal skills at this one-of-a-kind program. Day and overnight programs available; indoor and outdoor.

Chelsea Piers Connecticut
1 Blachley Road
Stamford, CT 06902
(203) 989-1100
www.chelseapiersCT.com/camp
Chelsea Piers Summer Sports Camps offer full and half-day camps for kids, ages 3 to 18, in a wide variety of sports from June 20 - September 2. Sign up by April 29 and receive an Early Bird discount.

Choate Rosemary Hall - Athletic Advantage
333 Christian Street
Walllingford, CT 06492
(203) 697-2365
www.choate.edu/summer
Take your game to the next level with a week of focused training and skill development for boys and girls, ages 10-13. Taught by Choate’s Varsity coaches and team members, this day program helps athletes refine their skills. Individualized programs in baseball, girls basketball, boys & girls lacrosse.

Connecticut Soccer School
Westminster School
995 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT 06070
(860) 221-8613
www.ctsoccerschool.com
Trusted instructors with innovative training methods to maximize potential of soccer players at all levels. Students have fun, play hard, learn new skills and increase physical fitness, all while building self-confidence and making new friends.

Getner Barn Summer Riding Camp
40 Oak Hill Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06854
(203) 838-6245
www.wishesforhorses.com
A small, local barn in Norwalk that offers summer camp in horseback riding and horsemanship. Two sessions per day: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. Visit www.wishesforhorses.com for more information.

Grand Slam Tennis Club Summer Junior Tennis Programs
1 Bedford-Banksville Road
Bedford, NY 10506
(914) 234-9206
www.GrandSlamTennisClub.com
Tennis for ages 3-18, all skill levels, beginners welcome! Exclusive IGNITE Junior 10 and under tennis program is specially designed to help young children learn to play while having tons of FUN. Includes weekly, full-day and half-day options. Spring Tennis, 5/2-6/24; Summer Tennis 6/27-8/26.

Hamden Heronettes Synchronized Swimming
Hamden, CT
(203) 535-4520
www.heronettes.org
The Hamden Heronettes synchronized swim team, founded in 1970, is an elite competitive team for CT swimmers grades 2-12. Synchronized swimming incorporates gymnastics and dance skills, requiring grace, flexibility and strength for a unique all-around athletic experience. The first class is always free!

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.

Polly’s Gymnastics
550 Ferry Boulevard
Stratford, CT 06615
(203) 375-3244
www.pollysgymnastics.com
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
www.grsriding.com
Our 24th 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 Fencing Center
425 Fairfield Avenue
Stamford, CT
(203) 989-0080
www.stamfordfencingcenter.com
Classes are taught by Olympic coaches and internationally renowned fencers. Programs are designed for all levels, ages 6-96! Fencing is the perfect sport to get active, develop balance and movement, learn and improve skills. Group and one-on-one instruction available. Fence and have fun!

Star Goal Keeper Academy
Westminster School
995 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT 06070
(860) 221-8613
www.stargoalkeeper.com
Internationally recognized soccer organization specializing in the education of goal keepers. Students have fun, play hard, learn new skills and increase physical fitness, while building self-confidence.

Summer Camps at Avon Old Farms School
500 Old Farms Road
Avon, CT 06001
(860) 404-4180
www.avonoldfarms.com/summercamps
John Gardner’s Hockey Camp - day and boarding, ages 9-18. Coached by Avon Old Farm (AOF)  hockey coaches and NHL alumni. Baseball camp - day sessions, ages 7-17. Coached by AOF coaches and AOF student-athletes.

Weston Racquet Club Summer Junior Tennis Programs
405 Newtown Tpke.
Weston, CT 06883
(203) 226-3349
www.WestonRacquet.com
Tennis for ages 3-18, all skill levels, beginners welcome! Exclusive IGNITE Junior 10 and under tennis program is specially designed to help young children learn to play while having tons of FUN. Includes weekly, full-day & half-day options. Spring Tennis, 5/9-6/10; Summer Tennis 6/13-8/12.

Whimsy Brook Farm Summer Youth Camp
29 Giles Hill Road, Redding, CT 06896
(203) 938-3760
whimsybrookfarm.com/camp.php
Horse Camp sessions at Whimsy Brook Farm incorporate riding lessons, horse games and horse management lessons. For the younger set, beginner trail rides, crafts and horse science is offered. For more experienced and older riders, lunging techniques and equine first aid will be included.

Yale Bulldog Sports Camp
70 Tower Parkway
New Haven, CT 06520
(203) 432-2488
http://yalebulldogs.com
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. 

RESIDENTIAL AND DAY PROGRAMS     back to top

Camp Clio
Lyme, CT 06371
(212) 472-5207
www.CampClio.org
A seriously fun, good, old-fashioned camp for adopted children ages 9-12. Campers share cabins with other adopted boys & girls and teenage counselors who are themselves adopted. An informal picnic adoption discussion is led by Spence-Chapin social workers. Canoeing, swimming and more.

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 for 6-14 year olds. 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 Laurelwood
463 Summer Hill Road
Madison, CT 06443
(203) 421-3736
www.camplaurelwood.org
Both traditional day and overnight camp options, campers enjoy swimming, boating, high/low ropes course challenges, tennis, soccer, volleyball and softball instruction. They also participate in drama, nature, arts & crafts, music and special events. And don’t forget new specialty camps for lacrosse and basketball.

Girl Scouts of Connecticut
An-Se-Ox Day in Oxford
Aspetuck Day in Weston
Carlson Day in Bristol
Clatter Valley Day in New Milford
Katoya Day in Milford
Laurel Day and Resident in Lebanon
Merrie-Wood Day in Manchester
Timber Trails in Tolland, Massachusetts
(860) 522-0163
www.gsofct.org
Summer Camp is a place where girls discover their independence through participating in a number of diverse programs where they will develop leadership skills and build courage, confidence and character. Girls will have the freedom to choose their own adventure, have fun and make friends for a lifetime.

iD Tech Camps
Held at Yale, Wesleyan, Trinity, WCSU and over 150 prestigious campuses nationwide
(888) 709-TECH (8324)
www.iDTech.com
This summer, encourage the awesome in your child! At iD Tech summer programs, students ages 6-18 can learn to code, design video games, mod Minecraft, engineer robots, model 3D characters, build websites, print 3D models and so much more!

Middlesex County Camp
298 E. Haddam Moodus Road
Moodus, CT 06469
(860) 873-2294
www.middlesexcountycamp.org
Coed day & residential camping for ages 7-15, CIT program for 16 & 17 year olds. 89 acres, featuring cabins with electricity, certified staff, themed weeks. Activities: zip line, 35’ climbing wall, low ropes, farm animal care, swimming, crafts, mosaics, wood craft, nature and sports including archery and soccer.

Tabor Academy Summer Program
66 Spring Street
Marion, MA 02738 
(508) 291-8342
www.taborsummer.org
TASP provides each camper with a myriad of opportunities to grow and explore the world around them. Our campers establish strong connections while learning the values of collaboration and respect in a unique seaside community.

GIRLS RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS     back to top

Chinqueka
Bantam, CT 06750
(860) 567-9678
www.chinqueka.com
Boutique traditional overnight camp for girls ages 6-16 on stunning Mt. Tom Pond near Litchfield. Days are structured to include both instructional and elective time for activities. Sports, waterfront (including waterskiing), extreme adventure, dance, gymnastics, cheerleading, arts & nature and more.

BOYS RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS     back to top

Awosting
296 West Street
Morris, CT 06763
(860) 567-4924
www.awosting.com
Boutique traditional overnight camp for boys ages 6-16 on beautiful Bantam Lake near Litchfield. Days are structured to include both instructional and elective time for activities. Sports, waterfront (including waterskiing), extreme adventure, arts & nature plus senior camper trip program.

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, & 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 61 years, offering opportunities to develop a sense of discovery, adventure, friendship, wonder and fun. Archery, arts & crafts, boating, fishing, forest golf, nature, sports and more. Ages 8-14, with CIT Program 15-17. Seven sessions (June 26-Aug. 13).

Camp Half Moon
Great Barrington, MA 01230
(413) 528-0940
www.camphalfmoon.com
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, zip line and over 30 activities to choose from. Beautiful campus. Celebrating 94 years.

Camp Hemlocks
c/o Oak Hill, 120 Holcomb Street
Hartford, CT 06112 
(860) 286-3116
www.OakHillCT.org
On 160 acres in Hebron, CT, providing education and residential summer camping. Designed to allow people with disabilities complete access and optimal independence, while permitting maximum participation, including a handicap-accessible indoor pool. 50,000 sq. ft. facility and also a 22 acre lake.

Camp Marist
22 Abel Blvd.
Effingham, NH 03882
(603) 539-4552 
www.campmarist.org
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, water skiing, soccer, ropes challenge, baseball, archery and more. Ages 6-16. ACA accredited.

iD Game Design & Development Academy
Held at Yale, Stanford, Villanova and select universities nationwide
(888) 709-8324
www.iDGameDevAcademy.com
This summer, encourage the awesome in your teen! At this two-week overnight academy, students ages 13-18 explore advanced topics in 3D modeling and printing, video game design, programming and level design. Create an awesome portfolio, get industry insights and gain a competitive advantage for college and beyond!

iD Programming Academy
Held at Yale, Princeton, Stanford and select universities nationwide
(888) 709-8324
www.iDProgrammingAcademy.com
This summer, encourage the awesome in your teen! At this two-week overnight academy, students ages 13-18 explore advanced topics in programming, app development, electrical engineering and robotics. Create an awesome portfolio, get industry insights and gain a competitive advantage for college and beyond!

Incarnation Camps: Pequot/Sherwood & Pioneer Village
c/o P.O. Box 577
Ivoryton, CT 06442 
(860) 767-0848
www.incarnationcamp.org
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.

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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