Fairfield County Camps and Summer Programs for Kids

Fairfield County Camps and Summer Programs for Kids

March 3, 2016   |   DIRECTORY ARTICLES   


Fairfield County Camps and Summer Programs for Kids

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UPDATED March 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.

CAMP OUTINGS

RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE
80 East Ridge, Ridgefield
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.

ROCKIN’ JUMP - MOUNT KISCO
333 North Bedford Road, Mount Kisco
914-743-5730
Email Info@mtk.rockinjump.com

Looking for a fun, active, and safe place to bring your campers? At Rockin’ Jump your kids will literally be bouncing off the walls! Rockin’ Jump in Mt. Kisco, NY is only 20 minutes from most places in Fairfield County, CT with free, easy, bus parking included. Camp groups will have full access to our five different trampoline areas that we have to offer-two dodge ball areas, Main Jump Arena, basketball, and our foam pit for trying new tricks! Our 18,000-square-foot facility can host parties and groups from 10-300 people.

SLEEPAWAY CAMPS

CAMP HALF MOON FOR BOYS AND GIRLS
P.O. Box 188, Great Barrington
413-528-0940
Email info@camphalfmoon.com

Camp Half Moon is celebrating 94 amazing summers of camp adventures in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. Located on Lake Buel, Half Moon offers more than 45 activity programs tailored to meet the interests of your camper. Our beautiful lakefront campus includes a full waterfront, heated pool, skate park, challenge course with zip line, playing fields, and studios, all set among the beautiful towering pines. On land and water, we offer a safe, secure environment where kids thrive, learning new skills, making new friends, and developing confidence.

CAMPS PEQUOT & SHERWOOD
253 Bushy Hill Road,
860-767-0848
Email info@incarnationcamp.org

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.

SPECIALTY CAMPS

CHELSEA PIERS CONNECTICUT
One Blachley Road, Stamford
203-989-1004


Email info@chelseapiersct.com; braemer@chelseapiersct.com; dbt@chelseapiers.com

Chelsea Piers Summer Sports Camps offer full- and half-day camps for kids ages 3-18 in a wide variety of sports from June 20–Sept. 2. Campers can choose Soccer, Basketball, Hockey, Ice Skating, Squash, Tennis, Swimming, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, or Multi-Sport full-day camps. Half-day camps for preschoolers and elite training camps for competitive athletes are also available. Sign up by April 29 and receive an early bird discount. Bus transportation now available from Weston, Wilton and Norwalk July 5-29!

CONNEC-TO-TALK, L.L.C.
59 Danbury Road, Wilton
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.

CURTAIN CALL, INC.
1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford
203-329-8207 x16
Administration: 203-329-8207
Box Office: 203-461-6358

Email brian@curtaincallinc.com

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!

DISCOVERY MUSEUM AND PLANETARIUM (THE)
4450 Park Ave., Bridgeport
203-372-3521

The newest, hottest, coolest summer programs are at Discovery Museum! Spy Lab, 3D Design, Roller Coaster Science, Robot Maker, and Fashion Lab. All hands-on learning fun for kids entering kindergarten to ninth grade, June-August. Full- and half-day weekly programs plus two-week programs for kids entering sixth-ninth grades. Keep on learning all summer long with programs like Pirate's Life, Maker Blocks, Dinos, Ocean Academy, and Sports Science. Be creative with Awesome Animation, Cyberplay, Color Creations, and Maker Academy. Scout programs, group learning labs, daily planetarium shows, birthday parties, and overnights. Open daily July–September.

EAGLE HILL - SOUTHPORT
214 Main St., Southport
203-254-2044
Email info@eaglehillsouthport.org

Eagle Hill Southport School (EHSS) offers a summer program to elementary and middle school students, June 27–July 29. Children can lose considerable momentum when they are away from school during the summer. Many need ongoing remedial assistance in reading, writing, math, and executive functions to maintain their progress. EHSS offers five- and two-week programs to help. Students ages 5-14 are immersed in integrated programs that are hands-on, dynamic, and fun. EHSS’ summer programs are for any student who would benefit from academic support. Children need not have a formal LD diagnosis.

EASTON COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
660 Morehouse Road, Easton
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 michellebhocker@gmail.com or jody.rohersmith@ecdsemail.org.

FAIRFIELD MUSEUM SUMMER CAMPS
370 Beach Road, Fairfield
203-259-1598

Fairfield Museum’s Summer Camp Adventures inspire and engage kids ages 4–16! Interactive activities include artmaking, games, tours, and crafts that inspire young people to discover the world around them, bringing art and history to life. Explore hands-on exhibitions and historic sites, make new friends and learn about the arts, history, and culture—with plenty of time to enjoy outdoor summer fun! This year’s camps include Ogden House Colonial Life Camp, Art Around the World, History Makers Leadership Camp, Storybook Adventures, and History by Hand. Register online.

FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY’S QUICK CENTER FOR THE ARTS MISSOULA CHILDREN’S THEATRE AND SUMMER CAMP INTENSIVES
1073 N. Benson Road, Fairfield
203-254-4010

Fairfield University’s Quick Center for the Arts offers opportunities for kids to learn valuable skills while exploring the arts with cutting-edge summer camps. The popular Missoula Children’s Theatre Camp returns for its 27th year. Camps include: Missoula Children’s Theater (July 11-Aug. 19, $325), The Art of Fashion (July 11-14, ages 10-14, $180), Creating a Narrative Through Painting (July 18-21, ages 10 and older , $180), Hip Hop (July 25-28, ages 9 and older, $180), Graffiti (August 1-4, ages 10 and older, $180), Musical Theatre (August 8-11, ages 11 and older, $180).

FLASH POINTE DANCE
1657 Post Road, Fairfield
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.

FLEUR DE LIS ACADEMY
1 Danbury Road, (in the John's Best Pizza Plaza), 2nd Floor, Wilton
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.

JUST WEE TWO
Locations in Greenwich, Stamford, and Westchester County,
800-404-2204
Email info@justweetwo.com

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 1½ 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 two hour separation classes focused on music, art, and drama.

MARITIME AQUARIUM AT NORWALK (THE)
10 N. Water St., Norwalk
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.

MUSIC TOGETHER OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY
76 Walbin Court, Fairfield
203-256-1656

Interested in making music with your child ages newborn to 8 this summer? Nurture their child's natural enthusiasm for music and movement by registering for Music Together and Rhythm Kids classes! Music Together is the worldwide leader in early childhood music; our research based program is on the cutting edge in the field. Rhythm Kids is our new program offering for children ages 4-8, with drumming, dancing, and singing in a highly engaging format. Join us for a free trial class and see why Music Together is the best loved music program in the United States!

NEW CANAAN NATURE CENTER SUMMER CAMP (AGES 3-7) & ADVENTURE CAMP (AGES 8-14)
144 Oenoke Ridge , New Canaan
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.

SALKO FARM AND STABLE
374 Hulls Farm Road, Southport
203-255-5092

Salko Farm is located in the heart of Southport, CT. We specialize in all levels of English riding from 3 years of age and older. Riders learn not just how to ride but also care for, communicate, and handle our four-legged friends. We offer a variety of programs for every age and level from summer camps to horse shows. We have something for everyone.

STAMFORD TWIN RINKS
1063 Hope St., Stamford
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!

WESTPORT ARTS CENTER (THE)
51 Riverside Ave, Westport
203-222-7070

The Westport Arts Center offers ten, one-week sessions of fine arts camps for ages 5-12. All camps feature brand new mixed-media art projects that invite creativity and experimentation while building technical skill. Camp can be extended to 5pm, and individual days of camp are available. Each week of Westport Arts Center camp is $310 for non-members, $295 for members for morning sessions (ages 5-8), and $210 for non-members, $195 for members for afternoon sessions (ages 8–12). Call 203-222-7070 or visit westportartscenter.org to register today.

WHIMSIES DOLLHOUSE SHOP
39 Lewis St., Greenwich
203-629-8024

Whimsies' Workshop is a great learning and challenging experience for anyone ages 10 to 110. Learn to assemble, paint, shingle, electrify, wallpaper, and install lighting, flooring, and trim in a six-room, back-open, beautiful Whimsies' heirloom-quality dollhouse. Click on "Registration Form" to register online at whimsiesdollhouse/registration_form or call for more details! 203-629-8024.

WINDRIDGE TENNIS & SPORTS CAMPS
P.O. Box 1008, Richmond
802-860-2005
Email info@windridgecamps.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.

YALE PEABODY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
170 Whitney Ave., New Haven
203-432-5050

The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History offers weeklong summer day camps for children in first through seventh grades. 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 and registration information can be found on the Peabody website at peabody.yale.edu/events/summer-camps.

TRADITIONAL CAMPS

CAMP CLIO
Held at Camp Claire, Lyme, CT
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.

CAMP GAN ISRAEL OF WESTPORT, WESTON, WILTON
79 Newtown Turnpike, Westport
203-226-8584
Email elise@chabadofwestport.com

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!

CAMP LANDMARK
Redding (Georgetown) campus
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 three-, four- or five-day schedule for your preschooler.

CLOVER HILL SCHOOL (THE)
2 Emerson St., Norwalk
203-661-6484
Email jebdennis2@gmail.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 sarah@thecloverhillschool.org or call 203-661-6484.

CONNECTICUT FRIENDS SCHOOL
317 New Canaan Road/Route 106 (in Silvermine), Wilton
203-762-9860
Email info@ctfriendsschool.org

CT Friends School Summer Camp (ages 2-5) is a fun, relaxed environment, set on five acres of tree-filled property, where children enjoy indoor and outdoor activities including water play! Camp runs for eight weeks starting on June 13 and offers three- and five-day options. Enroll for the full season or pick and choose the weeks that work for you! 203-762-9860, info@ctfriendsschool.org, ctfriendsschool.org.

ESF SUMMER CAMPS AT RIVERDALE COUNTRY SCHOOL
5250 Fieldston Road, Bronx
718-432-1013
Email kgongol@esfcams.com

More than 33 years of experience! ESF offers six exciting camps at Riverdale Country Day School: Mini Camp (age 3), Day Camp (ages 4-8), sports camp (ages 6-14), senior camp (ages 9-15), Specialty Major Camps (grades second to 10th), and tennis camp (ages 6-15). ESF is an award-winning, family-owned and -operated camp. More than 60 activities, daily swim, sports, and exciting programs for boys and girls. Two- through eight-week options. Extended day available. Optional bus transportation from New York City and Westchester County.

FIVE MILE RIVER NURSERY SCHOOL
5 Pennoyer St., Rowayton
203-838-4266
Email director@fmrns.com

Summer camp time! For 26 years, Five Mile River Nursery School has provided children ages 3-5 the very best summer camp experience! Taught by trained, experienced pre-K teachers in a safe and fun environment, campers enjoy outdoor water games, sand play, arts and crafts, reading, music, movement and science. Weekly guest entertainment includes: Mr. Bungles Bubble Station, Pied Piper Ponies, Acting Out with Miss Karen, Yoga with Mark Covello, Critter Caravan, Super Soccer Stars, Magic, Music & Merriment with Mr. Bungles, and an ice cream social. For more information: 203-838-4266, director@fmrns.com, fivemilerivernusrseryschool.com.

HOLIDAY HILL DAY CAMP
43 Candee Road, Prospect
203-387-CAMP (2267)
Email director@holidayhilldaycamp.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 teaches 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.

WALDORF SUMMER CAMP
40 Dodgingtown Road Newtown, Newtown
203-364-1113
Email camp@waldorfct.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!



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