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Summer Camps

The Camp Resource Guide (CRG) is featured in our March annual camp issue, accessible from the home page.  Check back to this page for continuous updates as more camps & summer programs join all the time! For more information about this program, and the opportunity to join, email the publisher at joel.macclaren@ctparent.com.

Day Programs (by locations)

Residential and Specialized Programs

Fairfield County

 

Alliance Française of Greenwich
299 Greenwich Avenue

Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 629-1240

www.afgreenwich.org
Alliance
Française of Greenwich’s FRENCH SUMMER CAMP is designed to provide maximum exposure to French language and culture. Children explore French through interactive games, story-telling, acting and singing. Teenagers review concepts to get good grades when school starts.

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 17-21; June 24-28. Birds and Bees (weeks 3 & 4), July 1-3; July 8-12. Activities include building, gardening, cooking, puppetry, crafts, indoor and outdoor play. Organic snack provided.

Audubon Center in Greenwich Summer Nature Day Camp

613 Riversville Road
Greenwich, CT 06831
(203) 869-5272
greenwich.audubon.org
Creating outdoor experiences and memories that last a lifetime, with new K-5 electives and specialty camps for grades 6-9! During weekly themed sessions, children will build a deep connection to the natural world while exploring the 285-acre Main Sanctuary, including our pond, river, lake, forests and meadows.

 

Bartlett Arboretum

151 Brookdale Road
Stamford, CT 06903
(203) 883-4035
bartlettarboretum.org
Our camp programs offer immersion into the natural world through the exploration of the Arboretum’s 93 acres of forest and gardens. Each week is hands-on and incorporates STEAM concepts (science, technology, engineering, art and math). We make nature inviting and engaging. Eight themed nature immersion experiences!

Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich

4 Horseneck Lane
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 869-3224
www.bgcg.org/camps
Kids, ages 6-15, will have FUN this summer at BGCG’s Camp Simmons, Clubhouse Camp or Teen Camp! Camp is $150/week/child. CIT program available. Clubhouse Camp offers extended hours until 6:00 p.m. and an option for Greenwich Public School Summer School Programs students.

Bright Horizons

Locations throughout Fairfield County
www.brighthorizons.com/ct
Our summer program is designed to meet the needs of working parents while offering a jam-packed and fun-filled schedule for children. Campers will enjoy hands-on crafts and activities, field trips, guest visitors, special events, and more. Flexible schedules; full- and part-time options available and you can choose your weeks.

Camp and Waldorf

Housatonic Valley Waldorf School
40 Dodgingtown Road
Newtown, CT 06470
(203) 364-1113 
www.waldorfct.org/camp   
Join us this summer at the only K-8 Waldorf school in CT. Younger children experience various outdoor activities, water and sand play, healthy movement, the arts and more. Older children learn archery, acrobatics, arts, building projects and more. Ages 3-8, June 24 to August 16. Ages 8-14, June 24 to Aug. 23. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Camp Intervention

Locations throughout Fairfield County
(800) 968-4332
www.invent.org/camp   
Unmask your child’s creativity this summer in the all-new Camp Invention® program, Supercharged™, where children build 21st-century skills and transform their wild imaginations into epic creations. Campers in grades K-6 will code and program futuristic robots, explore radio frequencies and unearth ancient fossils.

Camp SoundWaters

Cove Island Park
Stamford, CT 06902
(203) 323-1978
www.soundwaters.org
Spend the summer on the Sound at Camp SoundWaters. Learn to sail, swim and explore the waters of Long Island Sound. Running weekly sessions from June 24-Aug. 23 for students entering grades 1-9. Days are filled with sailing, swimming and hands-on marine adventures, all located at Cove Island Park. 

City of Bridgeport Lighthouse Summer Program

Various School Locations
(203) 576-7252
www.bridgeportct.gov/lighthouse
The Lighthouse Program brings together community sponsorship in Bridgeport Public Schools to provide students with educational, cultural and recreational opportunities in a safe and supportive environment during the school year and summer.

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo

1875 Noble Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06610
(203) 394-6565 
www.beardsleyzoo.org
Children ages 6-14 get a fun week of tours and behind-the-scenes experiences. Activities may include making enrichment items for the animals, watching training procedures, learning about new habitats and more. Older children may learn tracking, scientific observation and artifact identification.

Curtain Call, Inc. Theatre Arts Classes for Young & Old

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

Debate Camp at Greenwich Academy

200 N. Maple Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
(888) 512-8154
www.debatecamp.com/greenwich
Got a kid with something to SAY? Debate Camp has been training students, entering grades 5-12, in Public Speaking, Parliamentary Debate and Model United Nations since 2002. In 2019, we have, by popular demand, opened 2 weeks in Greenwich, June 10-14 and June 17-21, 8:30 to 4:30, 5-day programs. Join us!

The Discovery Museum

4450 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
(203) 372-3521
www.discoverymuseum.org  
The Discovery Museum’s mission is to engage, excite and educate young learners through experiences and programs that inspire wonder and ignite creativity as the foundation for a lifetime love of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning.

Dories' Junior Sailing Camp

54 Calf Pasture Beach Road
Norwalk, CT 06855
(203) 838-1110
www.soundsailingcenter.com
Weekly sessions, June 10-August 23 for ages 6-13. Campers learn teamwork, independent boat handling and navigation, sailing skills, wind direction, man overboard drills and an appreciation for marine environment.

ESF Summer Camps

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

Farm to Forest Camp at the Unquowa School

981 Stratfield Road
Fairfield, CT 06825
(203) 336-3801
www.unquowa.org
Join us and learn that we are all stewards of the Earth! Visit an organic farm, community gardens and local forests and get hands-on, bringing back the bounty to make lunch with the chefs. Campers explore the natural world through environmental science and art. Nurture your child’s a passion to protect nature. 

Flash Pointe Dance

1657 Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 259-1600

www.flashpointedance.com

Whether you are looking for weekly camps to experience all dance styles, themed camps for younger dancers, teen walk-in classes, Mommy & Me classes or intermediate-advanced classes, FPD has it all. Take the summer to try something new or continue your training.

Gilman's Ultimate Sports & Adventure Camps

Wilton, Westport, CT
(203) 858-4503

www.gilmansports.com

Todd Gilman offers three amazing full day camps. High Tide Island Adventures, Adrenaline Mountain Bike and Ultimate Adventure Camps. From boating, swimming, watersports, and exploring on the sound to biking, hiking and fort building, Gilman has kids’ adventures for you.

Great Play Summer Camps & Classes

2000 West Main Street
Stamford, CT 06902

(203) 978-1333
www.greatplay.com/stamford
Come once or every day! Our high-energy, award-winning program helps kids develop motor, sports and social skills for lifelong confidence and physical fitness. We offer classes (ages 6 month-5-1/2 years) and themed camps (ages 3-10) during summer. Camps combine fun and play with significant development.

Greenwich Country Day School Summer Camp

401 Old Church Road
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 863-5699
www.gcds.net/summercamp
Exciting day camp for boys and girls, ages 3-13. Expanded swim lessons, Creativity Lab, arts & crafts, STEAM, rock climbing, storybook theater, science, sports and more. Professional instructors and exceptional counselors. Flexible programs, 6/24-7/26. Nutritious lunch daily.

Holiday Hill Day Camp

Cheshire, CT 06410  
(203) 387-2267
www.holidayhilldaycamp.com
Get ready for the Ultimate Camp Experience! Bus transportation and meals included. Boys and girls ages 4-13 will enjoy cooking, swimming, woodworking, paintball, crafts, Go Karts, horseback riding and more! Camp dates are June 24-August 16. ACA accredited. Open House is April 28, 2019, 1-4pm.

Just Wee Two

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

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 program. Your child will develop problem solving skills in an individualized program that helps them become confident and independent self-learners. The Kumon Method has been helping children with math and reading for over 50 years.

Maritime Aquarium Camps

10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854
(203) 852-0700, ext. 1201
www.maritimeaquarium.org/camps
Kids explore the amazing marine world on land, beach and sea! Sessions for ages 4-5, 6-8, 9-12 and 13-15. Most meet 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Pre- and extended care available. Single-day sessions in April & June. Single- and multi-week summer sessions. Special Costa Rica expedition 7/31-8/8 for ages 13-17.

Master Na's Traditional Martial Arts School

2109 Summer Street
Stamford, CT 06905
(203) 724-9592
www.stamfordtma.com    
Traditional Martial Arts Leadership Camp allows kids to learn important skills such as teamwork, confidence and self-defense. The camp will run for five weeks, from July 22 to August 23 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Extended times are available. Various trips and outdoor activities will be incorporated.

Nature Camp & Summer Uncharted

56 Deer Run Road
Wilton/Ridgefield CT
(203) 762-7280
www.woodcocknaturecenter.org
Explore Woodcock’s 150-acre preserve with experienced environmental educators who teach conservation and awareness of the natural environment through animal encounters, nature crafts, hiking, kayaking on our pond, wilderness skills and, of course lots of fun and adventure!

Pumpkin Preschool Summer Program

(800) DAY-CARE
www.pumpkinpreschool.com
Summer Programs are available at all three locations: Fairfield (203-255-7505), Westport (203-226-1277) and Shelton (203-926-1800). Full day, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Ages: 6 weeks-8 years. Staff maintains a balanced program of discovery learning and experiences filled with educational activities. Field trips and special events.

Summer at Wooster

Danbury, CT 06810
(203) 830-3921
www.summeratwooster.org
We believe summer is a time for kids to be kids. It's as simple as that. Our camp experience is designed around giving kids the chance to tap into what makes them happy, what challenges them, what inspires creativity, what drives ambition, and what creates lasting friendships. Camp dates are June 24 through August 9, 2019 for Pre-K through 8th grade.

Summer Voyager

Hart Magnet Elementary School
61 Adams Avenue, Stamford, CT 06907
(203) 965-7733
www.spefct.org/summer-voyager/ 
Send your rising 4th, 5th or 6th grader on a “learning while having fun” voyage this summer. A full-day camp includes innovative academics each morning followed by fun-filled enrichment: athletics, arts (with Stamford Museum & Nature Center), and STEM experiences (SoundWaters). Lunch & buses provided.

Two Coyotes Wilderness School

201 Huntingtown Road, Newtown
113 Simsbury Road, Granby
 (203) 843-3112
www.twocoyotes.org
A non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing healthy, whole human beings by building self awareness, community and connecting people to nature. Wilderness survival, wildlife tracking and naturalist skills are tools to help us better understand ourselves and our place in the world.

Whitby School Day Camps

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

Wilton Family YMCA

404 Danbury Road
Wilton, CT 06897
(203) 762-8384
www.wiltonymca.org
Designed to engage your child, enrich their mind, and strengthen their body through swimming, archery, cooking, ropes course, games, dance, arts, STEM and more! A day camp with early bird and extended day options. 

Winston Preparatory School Summer Program

57 West Rocks Road
Norwalk, CT 06851
(203) 229-0465, ext. 5645
www.winstonprep.edu/our-campuses/ct/summer-program   
Offering 4-12 graders an individually designed program aimed to enhance academic skills and foster independence. One-on-one focus instruction designed to develop language, encoding/decoding, reading comprehension, writing, math, test prep, organization and time management.

Greater Hartford

 

At Home with Art at Hill-Stead Museum

35 Mountain Road
Farmington, CT 06032
(860) 677-4787
www.hillstead.org
Weekly sessions from 7/22-8/12. Hill-Stead Museum becomes an art studio for kids interested in painting, sculpture, sketching, architecture and design. Interacting with the extraordinary collection of Impressionist paintings, pastels, sculpture, prints and ceramics completes the art experience for ages 7-11.

Camp Invention

Locations in Middlesex, New Haven & Hartford Counties
(800) 968-4332
www.invent.org/camp   
Unmask your child’s creativity this summer in the all-new Camp Invention® program, Supercharged™, where children transform their wild imaginations into epic creations. Campers in grades K-6 will code robots and use collaboration and creative problem solving during hands-on, STEM activities.

Central Connecticut State University

Tech It Out 2019 & Sports Camps

1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050
(860) 832-2277
www.ccsu.edu/ConEd
Tech It Out 2019 offers technology-based programs to encourage kids in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math (STEAM) programs. Sports camps, run by the Athletic Department, are new this year and offer Camps in basketball, softball, baseball, soccer and cheerleading. 1st – 12th grades. July 8 – August 9.

The Coder School

1051 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06032
(860) 470-6276
www.thecoderschool.com
The after-school custom-learning coding shop also offers Summer Camp! Camps are held at our location and leverage goodies from our year-round programs to create a uniquely collaborative environment where kids work together, code together, and have a rockin’ fun summer together! Sessions run weekly from 6/17-8/23.

Colonial Child Adventure Camp

Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society
227 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107
(860) 521-5362
www.noahwebsterhouse.org
Explore life in the 1700s by spending a week as a colonial child! Kids explore the 18th-century house and garden, work on crafts, make and play games, and cook lunch over an open hearth. At Westmoor Park, children care for the barnyard animals, tend the garden, and more

Connecticut Science Center

250 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 520-2177
www.CTScienceCenter.org/camps
Hands-on science enrichment for campers in grades 1-6. Includes structured activities with our STEM Educators and supervised free time to explore galleries and exhibits. Camp themes help develop science concepts, guiding campers to a greater understanding of science and its application to the real world. 

Debate Camp at Kingswood Oxford School

170 Kingswood Road
West Hartford, CT 0611
(888) 512-8154
www.debatecamp.com/west-hartford
Got a kid with something to SAY? Debate Camp has been training students, entering grades 5-12, in Public Speaking, Parliamentary Debate and Model United Nations since 2002. In 2019, we are back for another successful summer in West Hartford, June 24-28, 8:30 to 4:30 - 5 day program. Join us!

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 24-August 16. ACA accredited. Contact the director for more information. Open House scheduled for April 28.

Indian Rock Summer Camp

501 Wolcott Road
Bristol, CT 06010
(860) 583-1234
www.elcct.org
Come spend the summer outside exploring our diverse week-long camp programs from nature discovery to animal care, arts to kayaking and rocketry to archery. Programs are designed to promote exploration, skill-building, teamwork and fun, all in a respectful and safe environment.

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 program. Your child will develop problem solving skills in an individualized program that helps them become confident and independent self-learners. The Kumon Method has been helping children with math and reading for over 50 years.

Stork Club, Inc.

Rocky Hill/Hartford (860) 563-9096,
Glastonbury (860) 659-3002, Southington (860) 276-1031, Cheshire (203) 272-1637, Meriden (203) 235-8461 and Orange (203) 891-0599
www.storkclubs.com
Offering a fun-filled summer program that includes field trips, special visitors, luncheons, theme days, parties, sprinkler play as well as creative projects and activities. This program runs from the end of school to the start of school. Call your local club for prices and information.

Storyteller's Cottage

750 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT 06070
(860) 877-6099
www.storytellerscottage.com/summer-camp  
The Storyteller's Cottage is a portal for you to travel into all of your favorite books! Our weeklong fantasy day camps include Harry Potter, Camp Half Blood, The Lady is a Spy, Dungeons & Dragons and more. Ages 7-13 will become a character in places they’ve only dreamed about! 9am-4pm. July 1-August 16.

The Summer Place at the University of Hartford

200 Bloomfield Ave
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   
Discover nature and high-tech science — in a one-of-a-kind mountaintop campus! Explore everything from astronomy to animals, magic to music, rocketry to robotics and game making to geocaching. Also learn computer graphics, 3D printing and more. Sessions are for students entering grades K-8.

Two Coyotes Wilderness School

201 Huntingtown Road, Newtown
113 Simsbury Road, Granby
 (203) 843-3112
www.twocoyotes.org
A non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing healthy, whole human beings by building self awareness, community and connecting people to nature. Wilderness survival, wildlife tracking and naturalist skills are tools to help us better understand ourselves and our place in the world.

Greater New Haven

 

Allegro Performing Arts Academy

29 Soundview Rd., Unit 8
Guilford, CT 06437
(203) 458-1929 
www.allegropaacademy.com
6 week summer music program (June 24-August 4) 1-hour weekly Music Classes for 2-3 year olds, 4-5 year olds, Introductory Piano Classes - 5-1/2 - 7 year olds, Children’s Chorus - 6-12 year olds, and Musical Theater Classes and Productions for 5-7 year olds (2 hours/week), and 8-13 year olds (3 hours/week).

Camp Invention

Locations in Middlesex, New Haven & Hartford Counties
(800) 968-4332
www.invent.org/camp   
Unmask your child’s creativity this summer in the all-new Camp Invention® program, Supercharged™, where children transform their wild imaginations into epic creations. Campers in grades K-6 will code robots and use collaboration and creative problem solving during hands-on, STEM activities.

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 (preschool through rising 1st-graders). Children will enjoy our Outdoor Nature Classroom. Professional staff. Three small-group sessions July and August.

Choate Rosemary Hall Summer Programs

333 Christian Street
Wallingford, CT 06492
(203) 697-2365
www.choate.edu/summer
Choate Rosemary Hall offers a 5-week academic enrichment program for high school and middle school students, in addition to 4-, 2- and 1-week signature programs. From writing and theater arts to athletics and study abroad, there is a program for everyone.

Creative Arts Workshop - Adventures in Art

80 Audubon Street
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 562-4927
www.creativeartsworkshop.org
Summer programs for kids, ages 4-17. Enjoy one- or two-week programs with an extended day option until 5:30 pm for an additional fee. Payment plans available. June 16-August 23. Register online, by phone, or in person. 

Guilford Art Center Summer Youth Program

411 Church Street
Guilford, CT 06437
(203) 453-5947
www.guilfordartcenter.org
From 6/24-8/23, 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 1-4 p.m. Classes may be combined for a full day. Tuition assistance available. Blacksmithing and comics teen classes also offered.

Hamden Hall Summer Programs

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

Holiday Hill Day Camp

Cheshire, CT 06410  
(203) 387-2267
www.holidayhilldaycamp.com   
Get ready for the Ultimate Camp Experience! Bus transportation and meals included. Boys and girls ages 4-13 will enjoy cooking, swimming, woodworking, paintball, crafts, Go Karts, horseback riding and more! Camp dates are June 24-August 16. ACA accredited. Open House is April 28, 2019, 1-4pm.

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 program. Your child will develop problem solving skills in an individualized program that helps them become confident and independent self-learners. The Kumon Method has been helping children with math and reading for over 50 years.

The ND Summer Experience at Notre Dame High School

One Notre Dame Way
West Haven, CT 06516
(203) 937-3230
www.NotreDameHS.com/Summer
Designed for boys entering the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. The three-week program offers the best of academics and recreation and is focused on the three Cs of 21st century learning — critical thinking, creativity and collaboration. A variety of activities ensures all will experience challenge and success.

Shubert Summer Theater & Arts

Camp at Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School
177 College Street,
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 624-1825
www.shubertcamp.com
For rising 5-8 graders, runs in two sessions: July 1-12 and July 15-26. Classes include acting, dance, visual arts, film, photography and more! The Musical Theater productions are Disney 101 Dalmations Kids, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, Jr. and Kids, and Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins, Jr.

Stork Club, Inc.

Rocky Hill/Hartford (860) 563-9096, Glastonbury (860) 659-3002, Southington (860) 276-1031, Cheshire (203) 272-1637, Meriden (203) 235-8461 and Orange (203) 891-0599
www.storkclubs.com
Offering a fun-filled summer program that includes field trips, special visitors, luncheons, theme days, parties, sprinkler play as well as creative projects and activities. This program runs from the end of school to the start of school. Call your local club for prices and information.

Yale Peabody Summer Camps

Yale Peabody Museum

170 Whitney Avenue

New Haven, CT 06511
peabody.yale.edu/events/camps  
Camps at the Yale Peabody Museum offer kids, entering grades 1-6, hands-on science, behind-the-scenes interactive tours, field trips and activities with real specimens. Gr. 1-3: Incredible Animals. Gr. 4-6: Archaeologists League, Paleontologists League, Peabody Naturalists, Hidden Worlds and Terra Firma. These camps are filling up so don’t delay.

Middlesex County

 

Bushy Hill Day Camps

253 Bushy Hill Road
Ivoryton, CT 06442
(860) 767-2148
www.bushyhill.org  
Located on 700+ acres surrounding a private lake. Campers, ages 4-16, learn and play through hands-on experiential activities, including high and low ropes course, outdoor cooking, hiking, swimming,  mud-diving and survival skills. Before/aftercare and transportation available. Sessions: 6/17-8/23. 

Camp Invention

Locations in Middlesex, New Haven & Hartford Counties
(800) 968-4332
www.invent.org/camp   
Unmask your child’s creativity this summer in the all-new Camp Invention® program, Supercharged™, where children transform their wild imaginations into epic creations. Campers in grades K-6 will code robots and use collaboration and creative problem solving during hands-on, STEM activities.

The Independent Day School

Summer Enrichment Programs
115 Laurel Brook Road
Middlefield, CT 06455
(860) 347-7235 
www.independentdayschool.org
For over 20 years, IDS has provided enriching and creative programs to children entering Preschool through 10th grade. Our summer programs include various sports, team-building activities, theme-based games, arts & crafts, theatre and technology opportunities.

Kate's Camp for Kids

300 Main Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
(860) 767-0026
www.cmsct.org/kates-camp
Kate's Camp for Kids is a summer arts day camp for ages 5-10 at the state-of-the-art Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center. Each week-long session offers a diverse range of activities in music, theatre, art and dance with a performance for family and friends on the final day!

Valley Shore YMCA

Camp Shore, Westbrook, CT
Camp Echo Rock, East Lyme, CT
www.vsymca.org
Helping children learn about who they are and become who they want to be. One-week sessions from 6/24-8/23. Camp Shore features archery, arts and crafts, sports and games. Camp Echo Rock features swimming and boating at the Yale Outdoor Education Center on Powers Lake.

YMCA Camp Ingersoll

YMCA Camp Ingersoll
94 Camp Ingersoll Road
Portland, CT 06480
(860) 343-6239
www.campingersoll.org
It’s never “just another summer” at YMCA Camp Ingersoll. Join our Camp Family and make life-long friends, learn new skills, and create lasting memories. Our staff demonstrates values, builds relationships and inspires their young campers. Register for YMCA Camp Ingersoll to make this the Best Summer Ever!

Litchfield County

 

Boulder Ridge Day Camp

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

Litchfield Jazz Camp at The Gunnery

22 Kirby Road
Washington, CT 06793
(860) 361-6285
www.litchfieldjazzcamp.com
LJC is a coed one-to-four-week residential or day program for vocalists and instrumentalists, ages 13-18, hosted by The Gunnery. There is no pre-audition required to attend. We focus on individual musical and personal growth using small groups, hands-on experience and skill-based combos.

Eastern Connecticut

 

Garde Arts Center Summer on Stage

325 State Street
New London, CT 06320
860-444-7373, ext. 1
www.GARDEARTS.org
Calling all future actors, singers, dancers, stagehands, and directors! Summer on Stage is an unforgettable summer theater experience. Your child will take classes in acting, movement, stagecraft makeup, and will participate in an original large-cast musical on the Garde stage! Limited Slots Available!

Holiday Hill Day Camp in Mansfield

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

Kumon

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 program. Your child will develop problem solving skills in an individualized program that helps them become confident and independent self-learners. The Kumon Method has been helping children with math and reading for over 50 years.

St. Thomas More School: Summer@STM

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

Special Needs

 

Ben Bronz Foundation, Inc.

(Cyber LaunchPad, Summer Study Skills)
11 Wampanoag Drive
West Hartford, CT 06117
860-236-5807
www.learningincentive.org/summer-programs   
Cyber LaunchPad is a summer program focusing on remedial work for students in grades 2-12 featuring computers and small group instruction. Direct instruction by certified special education teachers. Summer Study Skills is a concentrated study skills program for middle, high school and college students.

Camp Huntington

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

Sensory Kids

Stamford and Wilton
(203) 422-2193
camp.sensory-kids.com
Handwriting: Activities, crafts and games that develop handwriting. Garden Club: Confidence-building outdoor gardening activities. Bike Riding: Focusing on improving gross motor skills. Learning Adventure: Sensory-based fine- and gross-motor activities that encourage learning, curiosity and exploration.

Specialized Sports Camps

 

Army West Point Athletic Camps

639 Howard Road
West Point, NY 10996
armywestpointsportscamps.com
Thousands of campers descend on West Point each summer for developmental instruction from some of the top coaches in the country in a camp atmosphere unlike any other. Army West Point offers 18 different sports camps for kids ranging in ages from 8-18. Space is limited, register as soon as possible.

Black Hall Outfitters

132 Shore Road
Old Lyme, CT 06371
(860) 434-9680
www.blackhalloutfitters.com/camp
The BHO Kid’s Paddle Camp is a week-long camp full of awesomeness! Campers, ages 8-14, will learn the basics of stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking and tandem paddling, and have a blast. Instructors will teach balance, control, steering and paddle etiquette, marine education and water safety. Dates: 6/24-8/16.

Chelsea Piers Connecticut

1 Blachley Road
Stamford, CT 06902
(203) 989-1100
www.chelseapiersct.com/summer-camp  
Chelsea Piers Summer Sports Camps offer full- and half-day camps for kids, ages 3-18, in a wide variety of sports from June 17-August 30. Sign up by April 30 and receive an Early Bird discount.

Getner Barn Summer Riding Camp

40 Oak Hill Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06854
(203) 451-2521
www.wishesforhorses.com
A small, friendly, family-oriented riding stable that offers lessons for all levels of rider. Our summer camp program emphasizes horse care and horsemanship. Camp runs June 17-August 19, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Gymnastics & Cheerleading Academy of Connecticut

85 Mill Plain Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
203-610-8200
www.gcaofct.com
Our summer camps are full of fun and excitement. We offer a mix of gymnastics, dance, cheer, ninja and games. Kids are able to work on new skills as well as learn new ones. GCA is a great place to make new friends while learning new skills in our fully air conditioned facility.

Kutsher's Sports Academy

109 Lake Buel Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230
954-688-7901
www.ksa.camp
An extraordinary, totally elective camping experience with unsurpassed instruction, facilities and individualized programs. The perfect blend of professional sports instruction and play in a traditional camp setting.

Next Dimension Gymnastics

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

Ride N' Splash Horseback Riding Summer Half-Day Program at The Guilford Riding School

575 Clapboard Hill Road
Guilford, CT 06437
(203) 453-8768 (TROT)
www.grsriding.com
Our 26th year bringing you the CT shoreline’s coolest summer riding half-day program for kids, ages 7-14. Absolute beginners to experienced riders; hands-on horse care in the stable. A complete equestrian adventure with a cool-off swim at day’s end. Registration begins in January — don’t wait too long!

Stamford Fencing Camp

745 East Main Street
Stamford, CT 06902
(203) 989-0080 
www.stamford-fc.com
Connecticut’s premier boutique fencing club with award-winning coaches. Modern fencing in a positive athletic environment for all ages and all abilities. Stay physically fit. Develop hand & eye coordination. Increase self-confidence. Gain mental resilience. A fun and challenging sport for mind and body. Weekly sessions all summer.

Stamford Twin Rinks

1063 Hope Street

Stamford, CT 06907
203-968-9000
www.stamfordtwinrinks.com  
State-of-the-art ice skating center dedicated to providing superior instructional programs, challenging competition and skating activities run by renowned professionals for over 20 years! Year round public skating sessions, birthday parties, hockey camps & clinics, Wesco Sports Center pro shop and more.

Stone Age Rock Gym

195 Adams Street
Manchester, CT 06042
(860) 645-0015
www.stoneagerockgym.com
Rock climbing (indoors and 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.

Team Jones Basketball Camp

Lanman Center at Payne Whitney Gymnasium
70 Tower Parkway
New Haven, CT 06511
www.teamjonesbasketballcamp.com
Yale University’s award-winning NCAA Division I coach, James Jones, hosts two sessions each of the Bulldog Day Camp for boys ages 7-15 and the Elite Camp for high school-aged boys. This is an exceptional opportunity to experience and learn from one of the country's top coaches.

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.

Group Outings

 

Stepping Stones Museum for Children

Mathews Park, 303 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
(203) 899 0606
www.steppingstonesmuseum.org
CALLING ALL CAMP DIRECTORS! Bring your camp group to a children’s museum that provides educational hands-on exhibits and field trips. They’ll have loads of fun investigating renewable energy sources in Energy Lab®, exploring feelings in Express Yourself, creating stable structures in Build It! and more.

Residential & Day Programs

 

Camp Claire

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

iD Tech Camps

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

Incarnation Camp

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

Spirit Sports Camp

Ethel Walker School
230 Bushy Hill Road,
Simsbury, CT 06070
(330) 576-6117
www.spiritsportscamp.com
Where girls grow in confidence and become leaders. Ten instructional sports and many creative electives to choose from. Overnight and Day Camp in July. Girls, ages 8-15, individualize their schedule. Spirit promotes empowerment, collaborative thinking and creativity. Truly a rewarding experience.

Westover School Summer Program

1237 Whittemore Road
Middlebury, CT 06762
(203) 758-2423
www.westoverschool.org
Westover’s summer programs offer experiences in STEM, English language learning (ELL), and visual and performing arts while incorporating recreational, athletic, and other creative activities. Empowering girls to explore new subjects, participate in leadership opportunities, and expand their community.

Girls Residential Programs

 

Chinqueka

Bantam, CT 06750
(860) 567-9678
www.chinqueka.com
Boutique traditional overnight camp for girls, ages 6-15, on Mt. Tom Pond near Litchfield. Offering 2- and 4-week sessions. Featuring instructional and elective time, including team sports, waterfront (including waterskiing), extreme adventure, dance, gymnastics, cheerleading, creative arts and more.

Boys Residential Programs

 

Awosting

296 West Street
Morris, CT 06763
(860) 567-4924
www.awosting.com
Boutique traditional overnight camp for boys, ages 6-15, on Bantam Lake near Litchfield. Offering 2- and 4-week sessions. Featuring instructional and elective time, including team sports, waterskiing, boating, go-karts, ziplines, creative arts and more.

Night Eagle Wilderness Adventures

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

Coed Residential Programs

 

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, zipline and over 30 activities to choose from. Beautiful campus. Celebrating 97 years.

Camp Marist

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

Camp Washington

190 Kenyon Road
Lakeside, CT 06758
(860) 567-9623
www.campwashington.org
Established in 1917, we have been nurturing exploration and transformation for over 100 years! On our 300-acre campus in the Litchfield Hills, we welcome you to relax and learn, have fun, make lifelong friends and find God in nature. The official summer camp of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut.

Nature's Classroom Summer Camps

19 Harrington Road, Charlton, MA 01507
36 Sargent Camp Road, Hancock, NH 03449
(508) 248-2741
www.naturesclassroom.org
We want kids to learn to live, work and play together, not through forced conformity to rules, but rather through understanding individual responsibilities in a social setting. We want to help kids learn to appreciate the individual differences in people that are fostered in the development of a harmonious community.

Whale Camp

610-399-1463
www.whalecamp.com
The Whale Camp at the Fundy Marine Science Institute is dedicated to providing experiential marine biology programs. Our goal is to use hands-on, discovery-oriented marine science activities to increase awareness and understanding of these local living systems and the global systems of our oceans and planet.