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.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 for a Summer at Unquowa! Come and see what Unquowa has to offer with our half-day summer programs. Children between kindergarten and 5th grade will have a chance to explore science, art, nature, Mandarin, Spanish, sports, and more.

Curtain Call, Inc. Theatre Arts Classes

1349 Newfield Avenue

Stamford, CT 06905

(203) 329-8207, ext. 16

brian@curtaincallinc.com

www.curtaincallinc.com/summer-programs/

For more than 30 years, Curtain Call, Stamford’s longest-running and only nonprofit, theatre-producing company, has provided year-round live, theatrical productions, dramatic arts classes, free outdoor summer Shakespeare and our Summer Youth Theatre program. Our Summerstock Full-Day Theatre Workshops offer creative opportunities for grades K to 12 to develop confidence, teamwork and collaborative skills as well as performance and social skills. Students work in age-appropriate groups rotating between specialized instructors. A professionally run facility with a staff of local, professional artists. Eight-week sessions of classes are offered fall, winter and spring for kids, teens and adults.

Camp Aldrich at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

258 Main Street

Ridgefield, CT 06877

203.438.4519

www.thealdrich.org

general@thealdrich.org

Camp Aldrich offers unparalleled access to art and artists for students entering grades 1 through 6. These full-day, week-long sessions include in-gallery learning, art-making, mindful activities and games, and access to the Museum’s Sculpture Garden led by Museum Educators and practicing artists. Each week ends with a Camper Art Show and caregivers receive personalized daily emails sharing what their child learned. Sessions run from July 11 to August 5.

Silvermine Summer Art Studio Camps 

Silvermine Arts Center

1037 Silvermine Road

New Canaan, CT 06840

(203) 966-9700

www.silvermineart.org

Silvermine Summer Art Studio Camps offer extraordinary opportunities for youth and teens. We have over 100 sessions in painting, drawing, woodworking, ceramics, sculpture, glass flame working, digital arts & much more. Silvermine’s campus and many landscape views enhance the experience of attending camp, with its many art studios, sculpture walk and picturesque pond with waterfall. Offering eleven morning and afternoon weeklong sessions for ages 3 – 17, from June 20 – August 26. Combine AM and PM with lunch bunch (supervised lunch) for a full day experience.

 

Join us at Silvermine this summer and make memories, make art!

 

https://www.silvermineart.org/

Summer at Waldorf

40 Dodgingtown Road

Newtown, CT 06470

(203) 364-1113
mperez@waldorfct.org
https://www.waldorfct.org/camp/
HVWS Summer Camp is a day camp for children ages 3-14. Offering two groups—Explorers for Pre-K to First Grade and Artists for First to Eighth Grades—HVWS Summer Camp is the perfect place for natural and exciting summer fun! Led by caring and talented educators, HVWS Summer Camp invites children to enjoy the summer through participating in a variety of activities. Our day summer camp is proud to welcome campers throughout Connecticut, including the communities of NewtownBethelDanbury, CT, and the surrounding areas. 

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

Camp Laurelwood

463 Summer Hill Road

Madison, CT 06443

(203) 421-3736

info@camplaurelwood.org

www.camplaurelwood.org

Wonderful experiences await your child at Camp Laurelwood, Connecticut’s premier Jewish co-ed overnight camp! Operating on 140 magnificent wooden acres in Madison, CT, we offer overnight and day camp programs, teen travel programs, lots of fun
activities, and a warm welcoming community.

Camp Laurelwood is an evolving Jewish community where we build the world we aspire to live in by creating opportunities for people to connect, explore, and inspire. Our campers and staff come from all over the world and return year after year - for the past 85 summers!

 

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.

Shubert Summer Theater & Arts Camp

Sessions held at Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School

177 College Street (just down the block from the Shubert Theatre)

New Haven, CT 06510

203-773-4307

shubertcamp.com

The Shubert Summer Theater & Arts Camp provides a fun and educational opportunity for middle school students who want to explore the arts in a friendly, arts-rich environment. Campers can choose from Theater & Arts Camp (with classes in Acting, Short Film and Visual Arts), or Musical Theater Camps – the offerings for this summer will be: Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids, Disney’s Frozen Jr, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr, and Disney’s Frozen Kids.

 

The Shubert Summer Theater & Arts Camp is now accepting registrations for students entering 3rd through 8th grades in fall 2022. The two-week sessions run July 5–15 and July 18–29, 2022, Monday thru Friday 9:00am–3:00pm. Visit shubertcamp.com

Summer Youth Program at Guilford Art Center

Guilford Art Center

411 Church Street

Guilford, CT 06437

(203) 453-5947

www.guilfordartcenter.org

GAC’s annual summer youth program is geared towards developing your child’s creative expression, artistic skills and social interaction through hands-on activities. No matter what your child is interested in, they’ll find something to explore and learn in our summer program.  The youth summer program at GAC is open to children ages 5 –12 years with morning and afternoon sessions available. Weekly programs are built around popular themes and craft techniques. Our professional instructors are experienced in teaching children in a caring way, sharing their knowledge of painting, drawing, sewing, sculpture, pottery, cartooning, and so much more. Weeklong sessions run from June 20 - August 19. There are also classes for teens, including stained glass making (ages 12+) and blacksmithing (ages 13+). 

Hamden Heronettes Artistic Swimming

Hamden, CT 06518

(203) 850-7058

www.heronettes.org

hamdenheronettes@gmail.com

Swimming. Gymnastics. Dance. Do all three at once with artistic swimming! Hamden Heronettes Artistic Swimming offers artistic swim training year-round, led by lifeguard certified coaches specializing in artistic swimming. We have recreational and team programs, as well as an INTRO TO SYNCHRO program, and welcome swimmers ages 6 and up. Our twice-weekly INTRO classes run through the summer too, so it's a great time to try it and see what artistic swimming is all about! Plus it's a great way to beat summer heat. Register now!

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.

Westchester County, NY 

Challenge Camp

Iona College

715 North Avenue

New Rochelle, NY 10801

914-779-6024

info@challengecamps.com

www.challengecamps.com

Inspire your Camper at Westchester's Premier STEM & Arts Enrichment Day Camp. Challenge Camp is an ACA accredited camp at Iona College in New Rochelle, NY offering summer enrichment learning opportunities for creative children ages 4-15. Over 100 STEM and Arts project based electives to engage campers including 3D Printing, Art, Chess, Coding, Cooking, Drones, Dungeons & Dragons, E-Sports, Filmmaking, Game Design, Lego, Magic, Minecraft, Photography, Podcasting, Robotics, Theater and more! The Discover, Imagine & Create program is for students entering Kindergarten in fall. Active sports options including an on-site Swim Program allow campers to challenge their minds and bodies. For more information http://www.challengecamps.com

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.

Hamden Heronettes Artistic Swimming

Hamden, CT 06518

(203) 850-7058

www.heronettes.org

hamdenheronettes@gmail.com

Swimming. Gymnastics. Dance. Do all three at once with artistic swimming! Hamden Heronettes Artistic Swimming offers artistic swim training year-round, led by lifeguard certified coaches specializing in artistic swimming. We have recreational and team programs, as well as an INTRO TO SYNCHRO program, and welcome swimmers ages 6 and up. Our twice-weekly INTRO classes run through the summer too, so it's a great time to try it and see what artistic swimming is all about! Plus it's a great way to beat summer heat. Register now!

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.