Fairfield County CT Camps and Summer Programs for Kids

Fairfield County CT Camps and Summer Programs for Kids

March 16, 2017   |   DIRECTORY ARTICLES   


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UPDATED March 2017: 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

ROCKIN’ JUMP - MOUNT KISCO
333 North Bedford Road, #225, 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.

Day Camps

APPLE BLOSSOM SCHOOL AND FAMILY CENTER
440 Danbury Road, Wilton
203-493-4003
Email appleblossomschool.org@gmail.com, admissions@appleblossomschool.org

The Apple Blossom School and Family Center in Wilton is based on the Waldorf early-childhood philosophy of learning through play, activity, and imagination. The children develop their physical, intellectual, and emotional capabilities by being in a mixed-age environment that emphasizes nature and the arts. Children are taught by the oral traditions of storytelling and puppetry. We offer parent-child classes, under-3 nursery, pre-K, kindergarten, summer programs, and extended care hours to 4pm. Apple Blossom School provides a much-needed alternative to the accelerated approach to early childhood education.

CAMP CLIO
Held at Camp Claire, Lyme, CT and Middlesex County Camp, Moodus, CT,
212-472-5207


Camp Clio and our new Camp Clio Teen offer a unique experience for adopted children (ages 9-12) and teens (ages 13-17). Camp Clio campers and counselors, (themselves adopted and serving as role models), share the intimacy and safety of being with other adopted friends, providing the opportunity to share feelings and adoption stories with others who understand adoption without explanation because they are “just like me”–all in a fun camp environment. Camp Clio Teen: June 25–July 7. Camp Clio youth: July 2-22. Campers may come for one or more sessions. Scholarships available.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

COMPUCHILD
719 Post Road E., Westport
203-921-7905
Email fairfield@compuchild.com

Join us in our exciting STEM focused Summer Camp. Students explore different activities. Robotics, Mindstorms NXT, Scratch Projects, Engineering, and Fun Challenges. Hands-on learning and fun. Dream-up and design your own ideas. Build your robots with technic pieces and command them. We also have a programming camp for Python Games and Graphics. For ages 4-14. Seven-week session from June 22-Aug. 5.

CONNECTICUT DANCE SCHOOL
42 Halley Court, Fairfield
203-384-2492

Connecticut Dance School, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is dedicated to providing dance education of the highest standard to the Connecticut community. The CDS faculty includes specialists in the teaching of young children using the Royal Academy syllabus. This combines creative dance in a positive learning environment and a pre-ballet curriculum, with training in strength and flexibility.

D'VALDA & SIRICO DANCE AND MUSIC CENTRE (THE)
1580 Post Road, Fairfield
203-255-9440

D'Valda & Sirico has been fostering success at school and in life for more than 28 years! Programs for all ages include dance classes, music lessons, and early childhood programs all under one roof, with flexible, convenient scheduling. D'Valda & Sirico is the only officially licensed Angelina Ballerina Academy in Fairfield County, featuring specialized, developmentally appropriate, early childhood programs that encourage creativity, musicality, rhythm, and gross motor skills. Our professional staff creates a warm, secure environment for students.

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-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.

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

Weekly camps (ages 3-18) are designed to expose dancers to multiple dance styles. Try our Performance Extended Day (9:15am-5pm)–instructors will guide students through the choreography process as they create their own piece (ages 6-12). Sparklers (ages 3-5), and Fireflies (ages 6-8), are inspired by popular themes through music and props, such as Cinderella, Pop Stars, Frozen, and Neverland. We have a special camp for Sparklers June 13, and July 18 for our Boys Only Camp. Intermediate-advanced dancers-join us for pre-professional classes purchased through a class card. Don’t you deserve to be inspired by the best?

FRENCH-AMERICAN SCHOOL OF NEW YORK (FASNY)
Campuses in Scarsdale, Larchmont, and Mamaroneck,
Nursery to Grade 1: Scarsdale Campus, 85 Palmer Ave., Scarsdale
914-250-0521
Lower School: Larchmont Campus, 111 Larchmont Ave., Larchmont
914-250-0469
Upper School: Mamaroneck Campus, 145 New St., Mamaroneck
914-250-0451
Camps:
French-American School of New York (FASNY)
French Summer Camps
914-413-3665
Nursery to Fifth Grade Day Camp: Larchmont Campus, 111 Larchmont Ave., Larchmont
Fifth-Eighth Grade Sleepaway Camp: Catskills
fasny.org/camps


Email camps@fasny.org

The French-American School of New York, a coeducational day school for children in nursery through 12th grade offers a dual curriculum in French and English, combining the strengths of both the French educational system and the best U.S. independent schools. Bilingualism is at the core of the FASNY experience with students graduating with the French Baccalaureate and a high school diploma. Give your child the ability to play, write, read, sing, act, raise questions, and make friends in two languages!

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!

NANTUCKET HOTEL AND WINNETU OCEANSIDE RESORT
866-335-1133 or 508-310-1733

The family-owned Vineyard-Nantucket Resorts offer guests fun and memorable vacation experiences on both Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Winnetu Oceanside Resort at South Beach, Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard offers families complimentary parent-toddler and children’s programs, heated pools, a fitness center, tennis, turtle pond, life-size chess set, antique fire truck rides, and a family-friendly restaurant. Families staying at our historic property in downtown Nantucket, The Nantucket Hotel, can enjoy a complimentary Kids’ Club, heated pools, fitness club, antique fire truck rides, shuttles to the beach, and a family friendly restaurant.

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 ages 3 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.

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.

WESTPORT'S ACADEMY OF DANCE
345 Post Road W., Westport
203-226-9987

Westport's Academy of Dance has been teaching classical ballet, modern, jazz, and tap to children and teens for more than 40 years. Our program includes classes for all ages and levels of ability. The academy will be offering camps for all ages this summer, in various disciplines. Contact the studio for details about our many programs and options. All those passionate about dance are welcome to join our online forum “Body, Spirit, and Grace Through Dance” at westportdance.com/blog. We hope to see your little ones dancing this summer!

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.