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

A Summer at Unquowa

981 Stratfield Road

Fairfield, CT 06825

(203) 336-3801

www.unquowa.org/a-summer-at-unquowa

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 passion to protect nature.

Curtain Call, Inc. Theatre Arts Classes

1349 Newfield Avenue

Stamford, CT 06905

(203) 329-8207, ext. 16

www.curtaincallinc.com/summer-programs/

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.

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.

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.

New Canaan YMCA

564 South Avenue

(203) 966-4528

https://www.newcanaanymca.org/summer-camp/

New Canaan YMCA Summer Camps offer a variety of experiences for children of all ages and abilities. Each child gains something different at our camps: making new friends, learning how to swim, self-confidence, independence, and leadership, all while having fun. Join us for our best summer ever, register today!

Summer Art Studio Camps at Silvermine

Silvermine Arts Center

1037 Silvermine Road

New Canaan, CT 06840

(203) 966-9700

www.silvermineart.org

Silvermine Studio Art Camps offer extraordinary opportunities for children & high school students. We offer over 100 sessions in painting, drawing, woodworking, ceramics, sculpture, mixed media & more. Enjoy our 5-acre campus with a sculpture walk and picturesque waterfall. Weeklong sessions for ages 4 – 17, run from June 17 – August 28.

Two Coyotes Wilderness School

197 Huntingtown Rd., Newtown, CT 06470

113 Simsbury Road, Granby, CT 06090 

(203) 843-3112

programs@twocoyotes.org

www.twocoyotes.org

Join us for summer camp at our Newtown or Granby locations! Campers can learn how to craft handmade tools and art projects from natural materials, track animals, identify bird language, make friction fires, build forts and shelters, and forage for safe wild edibles. Along the way, all campers learn nature-inspired games, songs, and have free time to explore streams, mountainsides, and other unexpected nature mysteries.

 

Above all, our nature summer camps get kids outside and having fun! Our small group size and exceptional adult mentors ensure a high-quality experience filled with memories and new friendships.

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.

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.  We are what summer is meant to be!

 

Talcott Mountain Science Center

Montevideo Road

Avon, CT 06001

(860) 677-8571

www.tmsc.org/summer

Discover nature, science and high-technology - on a one-of-a-kind mountaintop campus! Topics range from animals to astronomy, music to magic, robotics to rocketry, geocaching to game making. Explore coding, computer graphics, animation, 3D printing and lots more! Weekly sessions for students entering grades K-8. 

Two Coyotes Wilderness School

197 Huntingtown Rd., Newtown, CT 06470

113 Simsbury Road, Granby, CT 06090 

(203) 843-3112

programs@twocoyotes.org

www.twocoyotes.org

Join us for summer camp at our Newtown or Granby locations! Campers can learn how to craft handmade tools and art projects from natural materials, track animals, identify bird language, make friction fires, build forts and shelters, and forage for safe wild edibles. Along the way, all campers learn nature-inspired games, songs, and have free time to explore streams, mountainsides, and other unexpected nature mysteries.

 

Above all, our nature summer camps get kids outside and having fun! Our small group size and exceptional adult mentors ensure a high-quality experience filled with memories and new friendships.

Greater New Haven

Choate Rosemary Hall Summer Programs Online

333 Christian Street

Wallingford, CT 06492

(203) 697-2365

www.choate.edu/summer

choatesummer@choate.edu

Choate Summer Programs has a rich 105+ year history of supporting students’ education. Each summer, Choate’s world-class teachers provide engaging and innovative curriculum for learners to pursue their creativity, curiosity, and passion for discovery. Programs include Middle and High School Academic courses ranging from political ideologies to test prep to immersion geometry, writing workshops, and over 130 more courses and workshops; a fine arts-focused Young Artists program for grades K-8; and The Teacher Training Institute for professional adult learners. 

 

Summer Programs runs in various sessions June 28 through August 6, 2021. 

Gymnastics & Cheerleading Academy of Connecticut

344 West Main Street

Milford, CT 06460

203-501-1000

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.

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!

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.

Middlesex County

YMCA Camp Ingersoll

94 Camp Ingersoll Road

Portland, CT 06480

(860) 343-6239

www.campingersoll.org

Life-changing summer experiences. Leaders in the Y Camp Readers initiative, Olders’ Skill Clinics and arts-based camps. As part of the Y, we have a history of providing enriching, value-driven programs, which continue to positively influence campers through their lifetime.

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

Our Cyber LaunchPad and Study Skills summer programs focus on academic remediation and study skills for students in grades 2-12. Direct instruction is provided by certified teachers. Students work in small groups and are taught skills and strategies that help them succeed in their learning.

Specialized Sports Camps

Gymnastics & Cheerleading Academy of Connecticut

Two Locations:

85 Mill Plain Road

Fairfield, CT 06824

203-610-8200

344 West Main Street

Milford, CT 06460

203-501-1000

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.

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!

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.