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

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Day Programs: FAIRFIELD COUNTY     back to top

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 18-22; June 25-29. Birds and Bees (weeks 3 & 4), July 2-3, 5-6; July 9-13. Activities include building, gardening, cooking, puppetry, crafts, indoor and outdoor play. Organic snack provided.

Audubon Greenwich 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 6-11! During unique, 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.

Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich
4 Horseneck Lane
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 869-3224  
www.bgcg.org/camps 
Just a few miles from home, kids, ages 6-12 and 13-15, can choose their source of FUN this summer at Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich’s 77-acre Camp Simmons on Lake Avenue, Clubhouse Camp and Teen Camp at 4 Horseneck Lane. $150/week/child. Closed 7/4 *Short week $120/week/child. GREAT SUMMERS START HERE!

Camp at Waldorf
Housatonic Valley Waldorf School
40 Dodgingtown Road
Newton, CT 06470
(203) 364-1113
www.waldorfct.org/camp 
Ages 3-14. Join us this summer at the only K-8 Waldorf school in CT. June 25-August 10. Hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Camp is divided into two groups with younger children experiencing the arts, healthy movement and more. Older children learn archery, acrobatics, arts and more.

Camp Invention
Locations throughout Connecticut
(800) 968-4332
www.campinvention.org 
Invent the future today! Camp Invention’s all-new summer program, Fast Forward, allows children in grades K-6 to turn their wildest dreams into a reality. Campers will create a vehicle of the future, design a mechanical robot dog. Build a futuristic dream home and make dinos dance using wind-up gearboxes.

Cedar Point Yacht Club Junior Sailing
1 Bluff Point
Westport, CT 06880
(203) 226-7441
www.cedarpointyc.org 
Fun, active learn-to-sail and competitive racing program has kids ages 7-18, on the water developing friendships and leadership. Beautiful environment and experienced, friendly instructors. One-week session for age 7; four- and eight-week sessions for ages 8-18. Email cpycprograminfo@gmail.com.

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo
1875 Noble Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06610
(203) 394-6565
www.beardsleyzoo.org 
Inspire, Inform, Involve. Foster curiosity in animals and science, as well as the sense of respect and wonder of nature through our awe-inspiring programs and activities. Liven up your lesson plan with the zoo’s exciting, hands-on, educational programs here at the zoo, or we will bring the zoo to your classroom, auditorium or campus.

Connecticut Dance School Summer Dance 2018
42 Halley Court
Fairfield, CT 06825
(203) 384-2492
www.ctdanceschool.org/summerdance-2018 
A unique summer program for aspiring dancers featuring something for everyone. Dance/Art Morning program for ages 3-7, Intermediate Intensives for ages 8-12, advanced drop-in classes for upper levels and adults and our Dance 4 All Abilities adaptive dance program. See website for details.

Curtain Call, Inc. Theatre Arts Classes for Young & Old
1349 Newfield Avenue
Stamford, CT 06905
(203) 329-8207, ext. 16
www.curtaincallinc.com/summer-programs/ 
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-ct 
Got that kid FULL of IDEAS? Do they have 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 2018, we are coming for an exciting week in Greenwich, June 18-22. Join us!

Dories Junior Sailing Camp
54 Calf Pasture Beach Road
Norwalk, CT 06855
(203) 838-1110
www.soundsailingcenter.com 
Weekly sessions, June 11-August 24 for ages 6-13. Campers learn teamwork, independent boat handling and navigation, sailing skills, wind direction, man overboard drills and an appreciation for the 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 Camp at the Unquowa School
981 Stratfield Road
Fairfield, CT 06825
(203) 336-3801
www.unquowa.org/our-programs/farm-camp/ 
Join us and learn that we are all stewards of the Earth! Visit an organic farm and get hands-on, bringing back the bounty to make lunch with the chefs. Campers explore the natural world through environmental science and art. Kids have a passion to protect nature, which can be nurtured through this program.

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, and ... Get Inspired!

Future Filmmakers Camp at Ridgefield Playhouse
80 East Ridge
Ridgefield, CT 06877
(203) 438-5795
ridgefieldplayhouse.org 
Learn the art of film-making at the Ridgefield Playhouse! All you need is a smartphone and imagination! Each camper will show a film on the big screen at the end of camp. Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for ages 12-16. Limited enrollment!

Greenwich Country Day School Summer Camp
401 Old Church Road
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 863-5677
www.gcds.net/summercamp 
Exciting day camp experiences for boys and girls, ages 3-13. Swim lessons, arts & crafts, dance, rock climbing, drama, science, sports and more. Professional instructors and exceptional counselors. Flexible programs, June 25-July 27. A nutritious lunch served daily.

IncrediFlix - Animation & Movie Making Programs
Locations Throughout Connecticut
(949) 548-5424  
www.incrediflix.com 
Make movies instead of watching them this summer! In both our stop motion and live-action filmmaking programs, student filmmakers will go through the whole movie-making process from beginning to end. And, after the programs end, a professionally edited copy of the movies will be passed on to every student for memories that will last a lifetime!

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/summerinstitute 
Make this summer a time of learning new skills while having loads of fun. One, three and for-credit six week academic courses (grades 6-12). sports clinics (grades 1-2) or fun camp (grades K-6). Dozens of programs to suit the individual strengths and talents of each student.

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.

Long Ridge Camp
478 Erskine Road
Stamford, CT 06903
(203) 322-0253
www.longridgecamp.com 
Set on 15 acres in beautiful countryside, convenient to the Merritt. Children, ages 3-14, experience a traditional day camp setting, expert swimming instruction, sports, archery, crafts, nature, drama and much more. Pre-school camp available for ages 3-5. Call the Alswanger family, directors since 1962. Transportation available.

Maritime Aquarium Summer Camp
10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854
(203) 852-0700, ext.2211
www.maritimeaquarium.org/summer-camp 
Kids explore the amazing marine world on land, beach and sea during Aquarium camp programs starting June 18. Sessions for ages 5, 6-8, 9-12 and 13-15. Most meet 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Pre- and extended care available. Multi-week sessions available. Special: Alaska expedition 7/29-8/6 for ages 13-16.

Master Na’s Traditional Martial Arts School
2109 Summer Street
Stamford, CT 06905
(203) 724-9592
stamfordtma.com 
Traditional Martial Arts Leadership Camp allows kids to learn important skills such as team work, confidence and self-defense. The camp will run for six weeks, from July 16th to August 24th from 9 a.m. to
3 p.m. Extended times are available. Various trips and outdoor activities will be incorporated.

Pumpkin Preschool Summer Program
(800) DAY-CARE
www.pumpkinpreschool.com 
Pumpkin Preschool 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.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center Summer Camp
39 Scofieldtown Road
Stamford, CT 06903
(203) 322-1646
www.stamfordmuseum.org  
Pre-schoolers to teens will find half-day and full-day programs with a variety of themes, from exploring nature and the environment to arts and crafts and hands-on interaction with animals, both tame and wild, along with plenty of opportunity for outdoor fun on our spacious and bucolic 118-acre property.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children Camp
303 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
(203) 899-0606
www.steppingstonesmuseum.org/camp 
Campers, ages 5-8, will have a unique camp experience that’s also located at an award-winning children’s museum! Each day, campers will be immersed in indoor and outdoor activities, adventure through museum exhibits and explore new ideas as they make friends and lasting memories.

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, challenges them, sparks curiosity, causes fits of giggles, inspires creativity and drives ambition. Camp dates are 6/25-8/10 for grades Pre-K-9.

Summer Dance Programs at Rockwell Dance Center
18 Lindeman Drive
Trumbull, CT 06611
(203) 502-8315
www.rockwelldancecenter.com 
Join us for great summer dance programs in our state of the art studios. Professional faculty, convenience, competitively priced for beginners thru pre professional students — an amazing dance experience. Nurturing — Inspiring — Educational - Find out more!

Summer@FCDS
2970 Bronson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 259-2723
www.fairfieldcountryday.org/page/our-fcds/summerfcds 
Summer@FCDS offers full- and half-day coed camp programs for campers entering kindergarten through 9th grade. Our 2018 season includes 7 week-long sessions from June 18-August 3.

SummerSong Musical Theater Camp
3160 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
(203) 336-3300
www.salembridgeport.org/summersong 
Sing! Dance! Act! Learn how to perform in a musical play and present it at the end of the week, guided by educator and Broadway performer Mark Adamy and his talented staff. Children, ages 5-14, learn new skills, explore and develop musical interests and abilities. July 9-13 and/or 16-20. SummerSong’s 34th year.

Two Coyotes Wilderness School
P.O. Box 711
Monroe, CT 06468
(203) 843-3122
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. Programs in Newtown, Granby and Killingworth.

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 month-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 targets the areas of greatest need. Designed to develop language, encoding/decoding, reading comprehension, writing, math, test prep, organization and time management.

Day Programs: GREATER HARTFORD     back to top

August Adventures at the Connecticut Historical Society
1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105
(860) 236-5621
www.chs.org/augustadventures 
Discover life in the past this summer at CHS.  Investigate artifacts, solve mysteries, find your inner artist, play games from long ago and more! Register your child online for Time Travelers (Aug. 6-10, ages 5-7), History Detectives (July 30-Aug. 3, ages 8-10), Imagemakers and Storytellers (Aug. 13-17, ages 11-13).

Camp Invention
Locations throughout Connecticut
(800) 968-4332
www.campinvention.org 
Invent the future today! Camp Invention’s all-new summer program, Fast Forward, allows children in grades K-6 to turn their wildest dreams into a reality. Campers will create a vehicle of the future, design a mechanical robot dog. Build a futuristic dream home and make dinos dance using wind-up gearboxes.

Central Connecticut State University Tech It Out 2018
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050
(860) 832-2277
www.ccsu.edu/ConEd 
Fun, interactive and challenging programs for youth in grades 3-12. All classes are based in technology while focusing on a variety of topics to encourage kids in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math (STEAM) programs. All classes include lunch, t-shirts and other goodies.

Children’s Museum Vacation Science Camp
950 Trout Brook Drive,
West Hartford, CT 06119
(860) 726-4008
www.thechildrensmuseumct.org 
The Children’s Museum has fun and learning planned throughout the year. Each camp week has a science theme and is packed with exploration, experiments, crafts and games in a safe environment. Explore our interactive exhibits, see a planetarium show and have an up-close encounter with live animals.

Connecticut Science Center Summer Vacation Exploration Camps
250 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 520-2177
www.CTScienceCenter.org/camps 
Your child will love our fun, interactive science enrichment camps. First through sixth graders can tackle a different science activity each week; plus, they’ll enjoy supervised free time to explore the Science Center’s 10 galleries and 165 hands-on exhibits.

Debate Camp at Kingswood Oxford School
170 Kingswood Road
West Hartford, CT 06119
(888) 512-8154
www.debatecamp.com/west-hartford 
Got that kid FULL of IDEAS? Do they have 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 2018, we are back for another exciting week in West Hartford, June 25-29. Join us!

Hartford Stage Summer Studio
50 Church Street
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 527-5151
www.hartfordstage.org/summer-studio 
Hartford Stage’s Summer Youth Studio offers one, two, four and five week programs for young actors ages 3-19! Featuring acting, dancing, creative movement, theatre games, arts, crafts and more, Summer Studio is a place for all kids to fill the summer with fun and imagination.

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 25-August 17. ACA accredited. Contact the director for more information. Open House scheduled for April 29.

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.

Renbrook School Summer Adventures
2865 Albany Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117
(860) 232-8410
www.renbrook.org/summer 
Renbrook School Summer Adventure is a day camp for 3-year-olds through 10th-grade students, and a Counselor in Training Program for 11th and 12th grade students. Our programs have been carefully developed by professional staff who are experts in the growth and needs of children at each stage of development.

Stork Club, Inc.
Six locations: Rocky Hill/Hartford, Glastonbury, Southington, Cheshire, Meriden and Orange
(860) 563-9096
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.

The Summer Place at the University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
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.

Wethersfield Academy for the Arts Summer Program
431 Hartford Avenue
Wethersfield, CT 06109
(860) 436-9857
www.wethersfieldarts.org 
Offering 6 weeks of exciting art programming for the creative child from June 25-Aug. 3. Selections for ages 7-16, in half- and full-day options. From skill enriching Portrait Drawing to Embroidery on Jeans to Designing a Skateboard. Sign up early as spaces are limited. See the full list on www.wethersfieldarts.org.  

Day Programs: GREATER NEW HAVEN     back to top

Camp Invention
Locations throughout Connecticut
(800) 968-4332
www.campinvention.org 
Invent the future today! Camp Invention’s all-new summer program, Fast Forward, allows children in grades K-6 to turn their wildest dreams into a reality. Campers will create a vehicle of the future, design a mechanical robot dog. Build a futuristic dream home and make dinos dance using wind-up gearboxes.

Choate Rosemary Hall Summer Programs
333 Christian Street
Wallingford, CT 06492
(203) 697-2365
www.choate.edu/summer 
June 24-July 27. Follow your path to discovery during the 2-, 4- and 5-week academic summer programs for middle and high school students. Choose: Theater
Arts Institute, Documentary Filmmaking, EnviroTech for Girls, Invention and Design Lab or the Summer Abroad programs.

Choate Rosemary Hall Young Artists Summer Programs
333 Christian Street
Wallingford, CT 06492
(203) 697-2365
www.choate.edu/summer 
Session I: July 2-13; Session II: July 16-27. For those in grades K & 1 and 2-7 interested in live theater and visual arts. Foundations in acting, singing, dance, theater games and more. Students present an informal demo at the end of each session. Morning and full-day programs available.

The Foote School Summer Theater Program
50 Loomis Place
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 777-3464  
www.footeschool.org/community/summer-program 
Spend your summer at Foote! Foote’s unmatched summer theater experience and Early & Late Summer Adventures welcome participants from kindergarten through high school and beyond.

Guilford Art Center Summer Youth Program
411 Church Street
Guilford, CT 06437
(203) 453-5947
www.guilfordartcenter.org 
From June 25-August 24, 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 beginning at 1-4 p.m. Classes may be combined for a full day. Tuition assistance available.

Hamden Hall Summer Programs
1108 Whitney Ave., 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 25-August 17. ACA accredited. Contact the director for brochure. Open house scheduled for May 6.

Hopkins School
986 Forest Road
New Haven, CT 06515
(203) 387-1001
www.hopkins.edu/summerschool 
Hopkins Summer School features a wide variety of academics, computer programming and study skills for students entering grades 3-12. June 25-August 3.

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.

Schooner Camp
16 South Water Street
New Haven, CT 06519
(203) 562-6655
www.newhavenlandtrust.org/schoonercamp2018 
The Schooner Camp brings kids to the coastline to explore, learn, grow and have fun! The camp offers one-week shore and sailing sessions for kids, ages 4-14, from June 25-August 17. At Schooner, campers engage in science-based learning through adventure, exploration, crafts, songs and games.

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 2-13 and July 16-27. Classes include acting, dance, visual arts, film, photography and more! The Musical Theater productions are Disney’s Winnie the Pooh Kids, The Lion King, Jr. and Kids, and The Sound of Music.

Willow Tree Montessori School
171 Amity Road
Bethany, CT 06524
(203) 393-3100
www.wtmontessori.com 
For young artists and nature lovers! Open to the public, ages 3-6. Starts the week of June 25 through the week of July 23, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sign up for one or all five weeks. Featuring outdoor cooking, art and exploring insects and pollinators. Daily activities include yoga, storytelling and drumming in our teepee.

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, which include high and low ropes course, outdoor cooking, hiking, swimming, archery, canoeing, mud-diving and survival skills. Transportation. Sessions: 6/18-8/24.

Camp Invention
Locations throughout Connecticut
(800) 968-4332
www.campinvention.org 
Invent the future today! Camp Invention’s all-new summer program, Fast Forward, allows children in grades K-6 to turn their wildest dreams into a reality. Campers will create a vehicle of the future, design a mechanical robot dog. Build a futuristic dream home and make dinos dance using wind-up gearboxes.

The Independent Day School Summer Enrichment Programs
115 Laurel Brook Road
Middlefield, CT 06455
(860) 347-7235
independentdayschool.org/summer-programs
Make this year’s summer experience extraordinary! For over 20 years, IDS has provided enriching and creative programs to children entering PreK3 through 8th 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.community-music-school.org/summer 
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!

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.

Valley Shore YMCA
Camp Shore, Westbrook, CT 06498
Camp Echo Rock, East Lyme, CT 06333
www.vsymca.org 
Helping children learn about who they are and become  who they want to be. One-week sessions from June 25-August 24. Camp Shore features archery, arts and crafts, sports and games. Camp Echo Rock features swimming and boating on Lake Pattagansett.

Wesleyan Potters
350 South Main Street (Route 17)
Middletown, CT 06457
info@wesleyanpotters.com 
www.wesleyanpotters.com 
Wesleyan Potters Summer Youth Program includes a broad range of classes ranging from 1 day classes to 6-week classes including pottery, weaving, basket making and sewing classes for kids and teens in an air-conditioned studio. Our instructors are experienced and knowledgeable artists.

Xavier High School Summer Camps
181 Randolph Road
Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 346-7735
www.xavierhighschool.org/summer 
For boys entering grades 5-9. Eight one-week athletic camps include rowing, strength and conditioning, wrestling, track & field, baseball, soccer, lacrosse and football. Interact with Xavier coaches, learn fundamentals and improve skills. Two-week enrichment camps feature robotics, biotech and more.

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.

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. Overing 2-, 4-, 6- and 8-week sessions.

Day Programs: EASTERN CONNECTICUT     back to top

Camp Invention
Locations throughout Connecticut
(800) 968-4332
www.campinvention.org 
Invent the future today! Camp Invention’s all-new summer program, Fast Forward, allows children in grades K-6 to turn their wildest dreams into a reality. Campers will create a vehicle of the future, design a mechanical robot dog. Build a futuristic dream home and make dinos dance using wind-up gearboxes.

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 socal and physical skills in an atmosphere of encouragement, acceptance and FUN. Three generations agree: summer never felt so good!

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 or four week sessions, middle and high school programs.

The Willams School Summer Camps
182 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320
(860) 443-5333
williamsschool.org/pages/about/summer-camps  
The Williams School offers five camps for boys and girls during the summer. Join us for robotics & engineering design and/or lacrosse!

Day Programs: OUT OF STATE     back to top

Camp Artistree
114 W. Boston Post Road
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
(914) 835-2200
www.artistreearts.com
An all ages performing arts day camp at Artistree Performing Arts. Weekly camps incorporate acting, singing and dancing to the backdrop of different themes, including Hamilton. Half-day and full-day camps available for ages 3-14. 3-week intensives for grades 1-3 and grades 4-9. June 11-August 31.

Museum School Summer 2018 Youth Program
Springfield Museums
21 Edwards St., Springfield, MA 01103
(413) 263-6800
springfieldmuseums.org 
7/16-20, 7/23-27, 7/30-8/3. Limited to 12 students, classes are in the Museums’ educational studios, classrooms, planetarium, galleries and special exhibits. Visits to the Art, Science, History and The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum enhance experience. DRESS FOR MESS!

SPECIAL NEEDS     back to top

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.

SPECIALIZED SPORTS CAMPS     back to top

Cardinal Baseball Camp at Greenwich High School
10 Hillside Road
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 869-3736
www.cardinalbaseballcamp.com 
Coach Mike Mora and his staff provide a fun learning environment, while stressing the fundamentals of baseball. Skills and drills begin at 9 a.m. and a game is played daily from 10:45 a.m.-noon. June 25-July 17, Monday-Friday.

Chelsea Piers Connecticut
1 Blachley Road
Stamford, CT 06902
(203) 989-1100
www.chelseapiersCT.com/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 18-August 31. 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 with two sessions per day: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1-3 p.m.

Hamden Heronettes Synchronized Swim Team
(203) 850-7058
Hamden, CT 06514
www.facebook.com/heronettes 
www.heronettes.org 
An elite competitive team for swimmers in grades 2-12. Evening Intro to Synchro classes offered year-round at Hamden High School pool. Synchronized swimming combines gymnastics & dance skills with strength & endurance for a creative athletic experience.

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 Camp at the Guilford Riding School
575 Clapboard Hill Road
Guilford, CT 06437
(203) 453-8768 (TROT)
www.grsriding.com 
grsriding@msn.com 
Our 25th year bringing you the CT shoreline’s coolest summer riding 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!

Spirit Sports Camp
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 to choose how they want to spend their time.

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.

US Sports Camps
(800) 645-3226
www.ussportscamps.com 
Nike Sports Camps are serious fun. Improve in your sport this summer. Day and overnight options available for all abilities. Learn more and register at www.ussportscamps.com. 

USA Ninja Challenge
405 Sullivan Avenue
South Windsor, CT 06074
(860) 436-3500
www.usaninjachallenge.com/southwindsor-ct  
Ages 6 to 12. USA Ninja Challenge offers an exciting camp experience using ropes, rings, balancing equipment, cargo nets, rock walls, ladders, a warped wall and more. Learn new Ninja skills, play games and have lots of fun. Camp tee included. 9 a.m.-noon. Week-long sessions throughout the summer.

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.

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 summer camp offering residential camping for girls and boys, ages 7-14 as well as day camp. LIT and CIT programs also available. It is a place steeped in traditional family values and gives kids the freedom to be kids. Daily programs are created to enrich the campers’ lives.

Camp Clio
Lyme, CT & Moodus, CT
(212) 472-5207
www.campclio.org 
A seriously fun, good, old-fashioned camp for adopted children, ages 9-12 and Camp Clio Teen for ages 13-16! Campers share cabins with other adopted children and teenage counselors who are themselves adopted. An informal picnic adoption discussion is led by Spence-Chapin social workers.

Camp Laurelwood
463 Summer Hill Road
Madison, CT 06443
(203) 421-3736
www.camplaurelwood.org  
Providing a fun, safe and inclusive environment that builds self-esteem and encourages personal growth for children ages 5-15. Founded in 1937 on 140 magnificent wooded acres, activities include sports and outdoor fun, swimming in two pools, lakefront boating, field trips, creative arts, theme days and a most spirited Shabbat experience.

Girl Scouts of Connecticut
Locations throughout Connecticut
(800) 922-2770
camp@gsofct.org 
www.gsofct.org 
Make new friends, sing silly songs, build a campfire, hike the trails — adventure awaits at GSOFCT Summer Camps! Calling ALL girls 5 to 17: Are you ready for a summer you’ll never forget? Register now for memories to last a lifetime! With one resident and seven-day camps, GSOFCT has the perfect camp for you.

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!

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.

Nature’s Classroom Summer Camps
19 Harrington Road
Charlton, MA 01507
(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.

Rectory School
528 Pomfret Street
Pomfret, CT 06258
(860) 928-1328
www.rectoryschool.org/summer 
Summer@Rectory is a 4-week program that combines academics with summer fun for students entering grades 5-9. Think creatively, discover new interests and make friends with morning classes and afternoon activities on Rectory’s beautiful 138-acre campus. The weekend program explores different areas of New England.

SEEK at Kent School
1 Macedonia Road
Kent, CT 06757
(860) 927-6188
www.kent-school.edu/academics/seek 
Hands-on Learning. Innovative Thinking. Public Speaking. These are just some of the incredible (and invaluable) skills students can learn at the Summer Education Experience at Kent (SEEK). Sessions include: Aviation, Biomedical and Biochemical Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Manufacturing (2 weeks) and Pre-Engineering.

YMCA of Greater Hartford Summer Camps
50 State House Square, Floor 2
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 653-5524  
ghymca.org/summercamp 
With 14 day camps, 2 overnight camps and dozens of specialty and enrichment programs, the YMCA of Greater Hartford Summer Camping Program has something for every child! We serve children ages 3-17 from across the state and around the world.

GIRLS RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS     back to top

Chinqueka
Bantam, CT 06750
(860) 567-9678
www.chinqueka.com 
Boutique traditional overnight camp for girls, ages 6-16, 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 6-16, 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

American Wanderer
3 Broad Street
Weston, CT 06883
(203) 557-3339
www.AmericanWanderer.com 
A one-of-a-kind summer camp for ages 11-17. We explore the most magnificent National Parks right here in America — icons like Yellowstone, Rocky Mountain, Mt. Rushmore and the Grand Canyon. Every day is a new adventure where kids explore new places, learn new things, make new friends and have fun. 2-week sessions. June 26-August 20.

Camp Berger
134 Wahnee Road
Winchester Center, CT 06094
(860) 238-7949
www.campberger.com 
Greatest value overnight camp in New England, $450 per week! For 63 years, offering opportunities to develop a sense of discovery, adventure, friendship and fun. Archery, arts & crafts, boating, fishing,  sports and more Ages 8-14 with a CIT Program for ages, 15-17. 7 sessions, July 1-Aug. 18. ACA & CCA Accredited.

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 96 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: Celebrating 100 Years
190 Kenyon Road
Lakeside, CT 06758
(860) 567-9623
www.campwashington.org 
Established in 1917, we have been nurturing exploration and transformation for 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.

Whale Camp
610-399-1463
www.whalecamp.com 
At the Fundy Marine Science Institute, campers foster connections between themselves, each other and the natural environment. Hands-on, discovery-oriented marine science activities increase awareness and understanding of the dynamic marine ecology of the Bay of Fundy and Grand Manan Island.

 

 

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