Camp & Summer Program Directory 2017

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

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.

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!

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!

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.

Stamford Family YMCA
10 Bell Street
Stamford, CT 06901
(203) 357-7000
www.stamfordymca.org 
Offering camp programs to give children in grades PreK-8 an adventurous, active and healthy summer. We are proud to offer our youth fun and adventure through field trips, “theme” weeks, beach days, swim lessons and more. Our campers make new friends, discover new interests and create memories!

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.

Traditional Martial Arts Summer Camp
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 team work, confidence and self-defense. The camp will run for 6 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.

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

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
250 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT 06109
(860) 520-2177
www.CTScienceCenter.org/camps 
Have FUN on school vacation! Your child will love hands-on day camps filled with fun and engaging science. A variety of engaging themes that help guide campers to a greater understanding of science and its applications in the real world. Gr. 1-6. Jan. 15, Feb. 19-20 and April 16-20. 8 a.m.-4 p.m., after care avail.

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
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.

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.

Day Programs: GREATER NEW HAVEN     back to top

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.

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.

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

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: EASTERN CONNECTICUT     back to top

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.

Day Programs: OUT OF STATE     back to top

Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
(413) 263-6800, ext. 377 or 382
www.springfieldmuseums.org/programs/category/classes/youth
Full and half-day programs and courses for ages 5-16 on a range of topics from art and design to natural history and sciences. All classes are kept to 12 or fewer participants, and are designed to capitalize on the unique collections and facilities of the Springfield Museums. Call ext. 377 or 382.

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

Chelsea Piers Connecticut
1 Blachley Road
Stamford, CT 06902
(203) 989-1100
www.chelseapiersCT.com/camp 
Full- and half-day camps for kids, ages 3-18 in a wide variety of sports from June 18-August 31. Campers can choose soccer, gymnastics, basketball, hockey, ice skating, squash, tennis, swimming, lacrosse or multi-sport camps.

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!

Stamford Twin Rinks Ice Skating & Hockey Camps
1063 Hope Street
Stamford, CT 06907
(203) 968-9000
www.stamfordtwinrinks.com 
For 20 years, Twin Rinks has provided a fun, safe and cool environment for skaters! Hockey camps and clinics are implemented by former NHL players and local coaching professionals. Ice skating camps integrate learning to ice skate and skills development with off ice fun: karate, dance, crafts 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.

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 6-16, 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

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 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 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.

 

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