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Camps and Summer Programs

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 dan.orawiec@ctparent.com.

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Day Programs (by locations)

Residential and Specialized Programs

Fairfield County

 

Camp at 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 (ages 3-8) experience various outdoor activities, water and sand play, healthy movement, the arts and more. Older children (ages 8-14) learn archery, acrobatics, arts, building projects and more. June 22-August 14.

 

Curtain Call, Inc. Theatre Arts Classes

1349 Newfield Avenue

Stamford, CT 06905

(203) 329-8207, ext. 16

www.curtaincallinc.com

For nearly 30 years, Curtain Call has provided year-round live, theatrical productions and theatre arts classes for kids, teens and adults, as well as summer vacation programs for ages 6 to 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

Time for some fun, phone-free, future-ready skills development? Debate Camp provides young people, entering grades 5-10, with a safe place to develop their public speaking and parliamentary debate skills. In 2020, we are offering 2 weeks in Greenwich, June 8 - 12 and June 15 - 19, 8:30am to 4:30pm.  It is a fun, intellectually-engaging and confidence-building week.  Join us!

 

The Discovery Museum

4450 Park Avenue

Bridgeport, CT 06604

(203) 372-3521

www.discoverymuseum.org

Summer programs at the Discovery Museum engage, excite and educate young learners through hands-on exploration. We inspire wonder and ignite creativity, laying the foundation for a lifetime love of learning science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Whether you are looking for engineering, astronomy, programming, or food science, come make your next great discovery!

 

Farm to Forest Camp at the Unquowa School

981 Stratfield Road

Fairfield, CT 06825

(203) 336-3801

www.unquowa.org/farm-camp

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.

 

Just Wee Two

Locations in Greenwich, Stamford and Westchester County, NY

(800) 404-2204

www.justweetwo.com 

Children, 8 months-3.5 years and grownups, participate in: arts/crafts, music playtime and story time. Each class is 1.5 hours and limited to 10 children with caregiver. Partial separation and 2-hour separation classes offered. Three, 11-week sessions: fall, winter and spring; 6-week summer session.

 

King Summer Institute

1450 Newfield Avenue

Stamford, CT 06905

(203) 322-3496, ext. 500

www.kingschoolct.org/summer-institute

Prepare for the upcoming school year and earn credit with academic classes for grades 3-12. Enhance your skills and train with top coaches at sports clinics for grades 1-12. Explore STEM, sports, art and more at Fun Camp for Kindergarten - Grade 5. Learn more and register today!

 

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. 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.

 

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 sparks curiosity, what causes fits of giggles, what inspires creativity, what drives ambition, and what creates lasting friendships. Camp dates are June 22 through August 7, 2020 for Pre-K through 8th grade.

           

Wakeman Smilow-Burroughs Summer Camp 2020

2414 Fairfield Avenue

Bridgeport, CT 06605

(203) 908-3378

www.wakemanclub.org

Enjoy our full day camp filled with indoor and outdoor sports, computers, game room, arts & crafts, academics, educational group games, studio time, guest speakers and special one day events! Full day camp runs from 8am-5:30pm for 1-week sessions. Specialty camps will also be offered. Campers must currently be enrolled in 1st-8th grade in the 2019-2020 school year.

 

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. June 24- July 24, 2020.

Greater Hartford

 

Connecticut Science Center

250 Columbus Boulevard

Hartford, CT 06103

(860) 520-2177

ctsciencecenter.org

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 06119

(888) 512-8154

www.debatecamp.com/west-hartford

Time for some fun, phone-free, future-ready skills development? Debate Camp provides young people, entering grades 5-10, with a safe place to develop their public speaking and parliamentary debate skills. In 2020, we are offering 1 week in West Hartford, July 6 – 10, 8:30am to 4:30pm.  It is a fun, intellectually-engaging and confidence-building week.  Join us!

Family Adventure Days at Connecticut Historical Society

1 Elizabeth Street

Hartford, CT 06105

(860) 236-5621

chs.org/FAD

Experience Family Adventure Day drop-in programs at the Connecticut Historical Society! Uncover the past through exploration and discovery on Tuesdays and Thursdays in July. Each week we’ll explore a new theme from long ago by looking closely at artifacts, making crafts, playing games and much more. Visit CHS.org/FAD.

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. ACA accredited. Contact the director for more information. Open House scheduled for May 3, 2020. We are what summer is meant to be!

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. 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 Summer Place at the University of Hartford

200 Bloomfield Avenue

West Hartford, CT 06117

(860) 768-4432 

www.summerplaceprograms.com  

Watch as The University of Hartford and Watkinson School campus’ come 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.

Greater New Haven

 

Hamden Hall Summer Programs

1108 Whitney Avenue & 225 Skiff Street

Hamden, CT 06517

(203) 752-2600

www.hamdenhall.org 

Offering a comprehensive summer program that provides a wide range of activities, sports, and academic 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 3-15 will enjoy cooking, swimming, woodworking, paintball, crafts, Go Karts, horseback riding and more! Camp dates are June 29-August 24. ACA accredited.

 

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. 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.

Summer Camp at the Southport Clubhouse

Wakeman Boys & Girls Club

385 Center Street

Southport, CT  06890

(203) 259-4805

www.wakemanclub.org

The Southport Clubhouse offers kids completing grades K-8 full/half day options of traditional day camps and specialty camps, including Basketball, Be Fit, Week of Fun trips and more!  Camp includes air-conditioned facility with 2 gyms, game room, computer lab, art studio, STEAM center, outdoor sport court and turf field.

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 wilderness skills. Before/aftercare and transportation available. Sessions: 6/15-8/28.

 

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. 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.

Eastern Connecticut

 

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. 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.

 

 

Mansfield’s Holiday Hill Day Camp

41 Chaffeeville Road

Mansfield, CT 06250

(860) 423-1375

www.holidayrecreation.com 

THE summer place for boys and girls, ages 4-14, who want to have fun, make friends, keep active and grow strong. A world of adventure where kids learn important social and physical skills in an atmosphere of encouragement, acceptance and FUN. Three generations agree, at Holiday Hill, summer never felt so good!

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 life and social skills programs that are safe, and make campers feel safe, are learning-based, fun and rewarding.

Specialized Sports Camps

 

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 15 - August 28. Sign up by April 30 and receive an Early Bird discount.

 

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.

 

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 Camp at The Guilford Riding School

575 Clapboard Hill Road

Guilford, CT 06437

(203) 453-8768 (TROT)

www.grsriding.com

Our 27th year bringing you the CT shoreline’s coolest summer riding half-day camp for kids, ages 7-14. Absolute beginners to experienced riders; hands-on horse care in the stable. A complete equestrian adventure with a cool-off swim at day’s end. Registration begins in January — don’t wait too long!

Residential & Day Programs

 

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.

iD Tech Camps

Held at Fairfield, Wesleyan, Southern, Trinity,

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!

Mystic Seaport Museum

73 Greenmanville Avenue

Mystic, CT 06355

(860) 572-0711

www.mysticseaport.org/learn/summer-camps

Fun Summer Camps on Land and at Sea at Mystic Seaport Museum!

Mystic Seaport Museum offers several unique and fun summer camp programs.  From Summer Day Camps to day and overnight sailing programs to boat building programs, we have something for every camper. Sleep onboard an historic vessel or on a beautiful schooner, experience hands-on maritime crafts and activities, build a boat, and learn how to sail on the Mystic River! Our specialty camps include  partnerships with Project Oceanology, the Nature Center, and the Mystic Aquarium.  For more information visit https://www.mysticseaport.org/learn/summer-camps/  Scholarship funding for our sailing programs is available! Register online or call 860-572-5322, ext 1.

 

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 July 19-31. 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) 577-4518

www.westoverschool.org/summer

Westover Schools’ summer programs offer experiences in science, technology, engineering, math, visual arts, English language learning (ELL), and SSAT prep while incorporating recreational, athletic, and other creative activities. Empowering girls to explore new subjects, participate in leadership opportunities, and expand their community.

Boys Residential Programs

 

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! Our traditional coed camp experience for children ages 6-17 offers an elective activity program tailored to your camper’s interests. Full waterfront on beautiful Lake Buel, heated pool, skate park, zipline and over 30 activities to choose from. Beautiful Berkshire Hills campus. Celebrating 98 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 MasterChef 2020 at Cheshire Academy

10 Main Street

Cheshire, CT 06410

(754) 301-8885

www.campmasterchef.com

Camp MasterChef offers a dynamic, residential culinary experience for children 8-16 years old. Campers stay for one- or two-week sessions where they enjoy themed programming including culinary competitions, hands-on cooking lessons, master classes, outdoor sports activities and interactive challenges. Past contestants of MasterChef and MasterChef Jr. join campers giving culinary support.