Camp & Summer Program Directory 2018

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 SportsResidential & Day Programs

 

Day Programs: FAIRFIELD COUNTY     back to top

Camp Invention
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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Day Programs: GREATER HARTFORD     back to top

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.

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.

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 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.

Day Programs: GREATER NEW HAVEN     back to top

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.

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   
Traditional program updated for tons of fun. Coed for ages 4-13. Bus transportation and meals included. Camp dates are June 24-August 16. ACA accredited. Contact the director for brochure. Open house scheduled for April 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 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.

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 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.

Day Programs: LITCHFIELD COUNTY     back to top

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.

Day Programs: EASTERN CONNECTICUT     back to top

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
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     back to top

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.

SPECIALIZED SPORTS CAMPS     back to top

Gymnastics & Cheerleading Academy of CT
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!

RESIDENTIAL AND DAY PROGRAMS     back to top

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!

GIRLS RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS     back to top

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     back to top

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    back to top

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.

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.

 

 

 

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