UPDATED February 2016: Our guide to summer camps in Fairfield County, CT covers camps, activities, and summer programs for kids. Read below for Fairfield County day camps, sleepaway camps, specialty camps, summer activities and kids programs, from Greenwich, to Fairfield, Norwalk, Stamford, and Westport. These camps, programs, and activities offer kids dance, theater, martial arts, gymnastics, art, sports, or other specialty summer camps, even academic summer classes and tutoring programs in Fairfield County, Connecticut.
80 East Ridge, Ridgefield RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE 203-438-5795
Bring your family to The Ridgefield Playhouse for great live shows and family entertainment all year long! From an Ice Spectacular featuring professional skaters, singers, and dancers on stage on Feb. 21, to Chinese acrobatics of The New Shanghai Circus on March 6, to Seussical The Musical! on April 9! The fun continues all spring with canine theatrical act The Olate Dogs, winners of America’s Got Talent, on May 5, and a live Curious George musical on May 7. Birthday party packages available! Visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org for the complete schedule and to check for our summer lineup.
253 Bushy Hill Road, CAMPS PEQUOT & SHERWOOD 860-767-0848 Email email@example.com
Located in coastal Connecticut, on 700 wooded acres surrounding a mile-long private lake, Incarnation Camp is the country’s oldest coed camp. Since 1886, we have provided a fun-filled, traditional camp with hands-on learning and group living in the great outdoors. Our camps include Pequot for boys, Sherwood for girls, and Pioneer Village for teens. Our camps are amazing places to spend your summers—there is nothing quite like the bonds you build with camp friends as you experience the adventures of summertime together. Campers participate in well-rounded and adventurous programs.
59 Danbury Road, Wilton CONNEC-TO-TALK, L.L.C. 203-210-7124 1011 High Ridge Road Stamford 203-200=7256
Connec-to-Talk is a leading private practice in the speech, occupational, and ABA therapy fields. In addition to their year-round therapy services, they also provide Camp Shadowing and Social Skills Camps during the summer months. Their additional summer services are tailored to meet the specific needs of each kiddo in order to promote and facilitate optimal success (and fun!) throughout the summer.
1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford CURTAIN CALL, INC. 203-329-8207 x16 Administration: 203-329-8207 Box Office: 203-461-6358
Curtain Call is the non-profit theatrical production company in residence at The Sterling Farms Theatre Complex, providing year-round performances and educational programs. Summer is a time for kids, to act out…and what better way than in Curtain Call’s Summerstock Workshop Programs, full-day curriculums for ages 6-16, and our Summer Youth Theatre for ages 10-21. Our professional facilities and experienced faculty provide the perfect environment for kids to “act out” this summer!
660 Morehouse Road, Easton EASTON COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL 203-268-5530
June School is a 3-week comprehensive summer experience for children aged 5-10 at Easton Country Day School, from June 13–July 1. June School takes place on our quiet and beautiful property with our large, intricate playground and expansive athletic fields. The academic portion of the program focuses on increasing scientific literacy through hands-¬on experiments. Students have daily art classes as well as creative skills including yoga, cooking, gardening, nature photography, and sports such as kickball and soccer. On Fridays students have structured water play including sprinklers, pools, and Slip¬and¬Slides. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
1657 Post Road, Fairfield FLASH POINTE DANCE 203-259-1600
Our camps are designed to give dancers a taste of several dance styles. Each week, each session is a new experience with changes in themes and choreography. We have a boys-only camp, which focuses on break dance, hip hop, street jazz, tap, and core strength. For intermediate to advanced dancers, we offer our pre-professional classes. Pre-professionals are paid for with class cards. They can be used as needed, to continue to develop your skills when you are in town.
1 Danbury Road, (in the John's Best Pizza Plaza), 2nd Floor, Wilton FLEUR DE LIS ACADEMY 203-210-7155
Fun and professional ballet training at Fleur de Lis Dance Academy all summer for ages 2-18! Classes include Storybook Ballet, Magic Manners, and YogaPlay. Drop-off camps and ballet intensives all summer long, June, July, and August, featuring age-appropriate themes, snacks, crafts, and dance fun, concluding with a parent observation. YogaPlay will be integrated into all camps and classes. Superior, pre-professional dance training in a nurturing environment–dance for a short session, a week, or all summer! Shop our boutique for your dancewear and gift needs.
Locations in Greenwich, Stamford, and Westchester County, JUST WEE TWO 800-404-2204 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Just Wee Two is a fun-filled program for young children ages 8 months to 3½ years and their moms (dads, grandparents, etc.). Through our 1 and ½ hour classes and activities such as music, arts and crafts, playtime, stories and snack, children are encouraged to
explore, discover, interact and enjoy this special time in their lives. Celebrate summer with Just Wee Two’s six-week parent-child program. We also offer partial separation classes and 2 hour separation classes focused on music, art and drama.
10 N. Water St., Norwalk MARITIME AQUARIUM AT NORWALK (THE) 203-852-0700
Kids ages 6-15 can explore the ocean world during summer camp programs at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Weekly sessions for ages 6-8 and 9-12 start June 27-July 1, and continue through Aug. 22-26. (No sessions July 4-8.) Each fun session is different so pick from one, some, or all. Most meet from 9:30am-4pm. Pre-care and extended care available. Ages 10-14 can be “Junior Marine Biologists” Aug. 22-26, and two three-week “Teen Apprentice” sessions are offered to ages 13-15. All the details at maritimeaquarium.org.
144 Oenoke Ridge , New Canaan NEW CANAAN NATURE CENTER SUMMER CAMP (AGES 3-7) & ADVENTURE CAMP (AGES 8-14) 203-966-9577 New Canaan Nature Center Summer Camp (ages 3-7) & Adventure Camp (ages 8-14)
The only place to take summer in is...outside! Our action-packed Summer Camp (ages 3-7) emphasizes fun, hands-on experiences that give your child an opportunity to simply "be a kid," while exploring nature's marvels and making friends. Adventure Camp (ages 8-15) offers older campers engaging and unique outdoor activities, paddling and hiking, team challenges and experiments, plus campfire dinners, off-site field visits, and overnight camping excursions. Weekly camp-wide themes inspire adventure at age-appropriate levels amidst our 40 acres of ponds, fields, and forest. Camp runs June 6-Aug. 19. Visit our website for information and registration.
1063 Hope St., Stamford STAMFORD TWIN RINKS 203-968-9000 x13
Looking for hot summer camps that are really cool? Twin Rinks has numerous skating and hockey camp choices from mid-June through Labor Day. Hockey camps are structured and implemented by former NHL and college players. Skills development camps, from goal scoring to power skating, are fun and challenging for all ages and abilities. Skating camps integrate learning to ice-skate and skills development with off-ice fun from magicians and clowns, ballet, and fitness. Register now-camps fill up fast!
P.O. Box 1008, Richmond WINDRIDGE TENNIS & SPORTS CAMPS 802-860-2005 Email email@example.com
The Windridge Experience is unique among children's summer camps. We incorporate highly specialized tennis, soccer, and horseback riding programs within the traditional framework of a rural New England camp setting. Windridge also offers many elective programs such as golf, mountain biking, archery, ropes course, basketball, volleyball, and arts and crafts. Our 4-to-1 camper to counselor ratio is an important factor in our warm and nurturing environment. Come share our commitment to hard work, good sportsmanship, and wholesome fun within a supportive and friendly environment.
170 Whitney Ave., New Haven YALE PEABODY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY 203-432-5050
The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History offers weeklong summer day camps for children in grades 1-7. These hands-on, science-based programs feature the Peabody's extensive dinosaur, geology, anthropology, and natural history collections and include a healthy mix of interactive learning activities, field trips, creative arts, and play, with some time spent outside each day. Camps meet at the Museum in New Haven from July 11 to Aug. 19. A complete list of camps (available Feb. 8) and registration information can be found on the Peabody website at peabody.yale.edu/events/summer-camps.
Held at Camp Claire, Lyme, CT CAMP CLIO 212-472-5207
Camp Clio, a seriously fun place for adopted children ages 9-12, offers its fifth summer of “old-fashioned” camp fun. Campers share a cabin with other adopted boys and girls and teenage counselors—all of whom were adopted—who serve as role models. Each week a picnic lunch adoption discussion is led by Spence-Chapin social workers providing a relaxed atmosphere to explore adoption feelings and experiences in a fun, safe, and non-judgmental environment. Campers may attend one, two, or three sessions—sleepaway or all-day. July 3-23. Scholarships available.
79 Newtown Turnpike, Westport CAMP GAN ISRAEL OF WESTPORT, WESTON, WILTON 203-226-8584 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Camp Gan Israel of Westport caters to campers ages 2-12: Mini Gan for preschoolers, Big Gan for ages 5-10, and Pioneers for ages 10-12. We specialize in athletics, theater arts, and creative programming. Our campers experience life-long memories, created by dedicated staff, memorable activities, trips, and workshops. Swimming is top priority, with instruction four times a week by Red Cross-certified swimming coaches and staff. Electives and clubs include skateboarding, hip-hop, wacky science, archery, tennis, art, chess, hoopla, outdoor adventures, music, culinary club, robotics, and theater. Call for a brochure or to meet our director!
Redding (Georgetown) campus CAMP LANDMARK 20 Portland Ave. 203-544-8393 Westport campus 11 Burr Road 203-226-6982 Ridgefield Academy 223 W. Mountain Road, Ridgefield 203-894-1800 ridgefieldacademy.org
Join us this summer as we transform our play areas for summer fun! We have shade tents, grass carpeting, new sensory tables, painting walls, and soft-surface play areas. We’ll enjoy arts and crafts, water play, a bouncy castle, and fun games. In our Thrilling Threes and Fantastic Fours & Fives, activities and crafts will center around weekly themes including sea exploration, cooking, art, and animals. Run by our veteran Landmark teaching staff, Camp Landmark hours are 9am-2pm daily; you choose the best 3-, 4- or 5-day schedule for your preschooler.
2 Emerson St., Norwalk CLOVER HILL SCHOOL (THE) 203-661-6484 Email email@example.com
The Clover Hill School, where uncommon learning is at the core, is offering early childhood programs inspired by Waldorf education for ages 2 months to 6 years. The full- or half-day programs focus on giving children healthy movement and freedom to play in our warm and home-like classrooms. The day begins and ends with outdoor play in our private play yard. The children joyfully participate in preparing organic and low-allergen snacks. You and your child are invited to experience our classrooms on Wednesdays, 10:30–11:30 am. To reserve a spot, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-661-6484.
43 Candee Road, Prospect HOLIDAY HILL DAY CAMP 203-387-CAMP (2267) Email email@example.com
Holiday Hill is a paradise of country surroundings with over 200 acres of meadows, woodlands, and lake area. It is also known for resort-like facilities-not typical of the average day camp. Our trained, certified staff teach fun and varied activities. The small camper-to-counselor ratio encourages development of diverse skills by working in small, intimate groups and encouraging each camper. Learning to take risks is an important part of growth and development. Holiday Hill provides a safe, comfortable environment for children to take that extra step toward making them more confident.
40 Dodgingtown Road Newtown, Newtown WALDORF SUMMER CAMP 203-364-1113 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Waldorf Summer Camp in Newtown is a day camp for children ages 3-14. The camp offers a full day program from 9am to 3pm with before- and after-care available. Our younger campers will connect to nature and enliven their sense of wonder! Activities include handcrafts, art, free play, and nature exploration. The children that attend the older age camp will experience more specific instruction activities. They can explore the sport of archery, circus arts, and primitive skills, among other activities! Look for our full program description on our website!