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FAIRFIELD COUNTY CT CAMPS AND SUMMER PROGRAMS FOR KIDS

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by Directories Editor - Featured March 5, 2013

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2010 Camp and Summer Program Guide for Fairfield County, CT

UPDATED FEBRUARY 2014: Need the best Fairfield County day camps and specialty camps? Whether your child is interested in dance, theater, martial arts, gymnastics, art, sports, or other specialty summer camps, or if you're looking for kids' academic summer classes and tutoring programs, you'll find what you're looking for in our comprehensive camp and summer program guide for Fairfield County, CT. Scroll down for a list of day camps, sleepaway camps, specialty camps, and camper outings in Greenwich, Fairfield, Norwalk, Stamford, Westport, and all over Fairfield County, CT.

 

OUTINGS

STEPPING STONES MUSEUM FOR CHILDREN
Matthews Park, 303 West Ave., Norwalk
203-899-0606 x228

Play is serious business at Stepping Stones Museum for Children. Step inside our award-winning museum and open your world to a lifelong love of learning through play. The museum features hands-on fun in Energy Lab®, Tot Town®, Built It!, Healthyville®, and the Traveling Exhibit Gallery. Enjoy its open-air, tented courtyard, state-of-the-art multimedia theater, cafe, and retail store. Take advantage of daily programs and activities, special events, birthday parties, a preschool, and so much more. Stepping Stones is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10am-5pm; Monday through Sunday during the summer. Visit today!


SERVICES FOR CAMPERS

LICENDERS
30 Myano Lane, Stamford
203-961-9918
MANHATTAN:
939 8th Ave., NYC
227 E. 81st St., NYC
212-759-5200
2 Haven Ave., Port Washington, NY
516-472-2830
888-LICENDERS

Licenders has launched KLOOC – Keep Lice Out Of Camp, the only program open seven days a week that offers parents walk-ins for FREE head lice screenings. Don't let your child's summer be ruined by showing up to camp with lice! Tell your camp about KLOOC and they can get half-price screenings on camp grounds. Licenders clinicians are trained to use the FDA-cleared AirAlle. Licenders has contracts with more than 100 schools, and has locations in Connecticut, Long Island, and Manhattan.


SLEEPAWAY

CAMPS PEQUOT & SHERWOOD
253 Bushy Hill Road,
860-767-0848
Email [email protected]

Located in coastal Connecticut, on 700 wooded acres surrounding a mile long private lake, Incarnation Camp is the country’s oldest co-ed 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 your camp friends as you experience the adventures of summertime together. Campers participate in well-rounded and adventurous programs.


ID TECH CAMPS
Held at Yale, Wesleyan, University of Bridgeport, Princeton, and over 80 universities nationwide,
888-709-TECH (8324)
Email [email protected]

Take interests further and gain a competitive edge for school, college, and future careers! Ages 7-17 create apps, video games, C++/Java programs, movies, and more at weeklong, day, and overnight summer programs. Held at Yale, Wesleyan, University of Bridgeport, Princeton, and others. Also two-week, pre-college programs for ages 13-18.


SPECIALTY

BRAIN BALANCE ACHIEVEMENT CENTER OF NORWALK
15 Cross St., Norwalk
203-847-3000
49 W. Allendale Ave.
Allendale, NJ 07401
201-825-1030

Are you looking for a summer program to give your child a head start into the next school year? If so, our Brain Balance Program™ can help. We work with families affected by ADD, learning disabilities, Dyslexia, Tourette syndrome, and spectrum disorders. The program is entirely drug-free, and uses a winning combination of physical, nutritional, and cognitive activities to enhance your child's performance in the classroom and beyond. The Brain Balance Program forms effective neural pathways that improve attention and focus and academic performance, reduce negative behaviors, and improve social skills and interaction.


CAMP INVENTION
800-968-4332

Camp Invention is an amazing, week-long summer adventure where elementary students will brainstorm, create, and invent without limits! Children will use real tools, circuits, and materials from the Inventor Supply Room to build original prototypes. They also might take apart electronics to construct an epic, insect-themed pinball machine or create a multi-step invention to solve a challenge. Children will find inspiration from inventors, including National Inventors Hall of Fame inductees whose inventions have changed the world! Camp Invention inspires confidence in curious children for a lifetime.


CRYSTAL THEATRE
Located at Ben Franklin Theater or Cranbury Park, Norwalk
203-847-4850
12 June Ave., Norwalk

Norwalk’s nonprofit Crystal Theatre will offer six separate theatre camps this summer. Four take place at our air-conditioned South Norwalk studios at Ben Franklin Center, and the other two multi-arts camps are at beautiful Cranbury Park, in conjunction with the City of Norwalk. Break out your inner Broadway star this summer: “Broadway Blast Camp” (5th-11th grades); “Mother Jones & the March of the Mill Children” (5th-11th grades); “Thumbellina” (1st-4th grades); “Puss ‘N Boots (4th-8th grades);” and “Arts in the Park I & II” (multi-arts experience for 1st-8th grades). Camps culminate in shows.


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

Curtain Call is the nonprofit, theatrical production company in residence at The Sterling Farms Theatre Complex, providing year-round performances and educational programs. Classes are offered after school, evenings, and weekends for kids, teens, and adults. Summer is a time for kids to “act out”…and what better way than in Curtain Call’s Summerstock—full-day workshop programs for ages 6-16, (June 23-Aug. 15), and our Summer Youth Theatre production of The Music Man for kids entering fourth grade through age 21 (June 14-Oct. 17). Our professional facilities and experienced faculty provide the perfect environment.

EARTHPLACE SUMMER CAMP
10 Woodside Ave., Westport
203-557-4400

Summer Camp at Earthplace is full of exciting exploration and amazing discovery in our natural world.  Our 74-acre wildlife sanctuary, our live animal collection and our values of environmental awareness and sustainability are unique and integral parts of the Earthplace camp experience.  Each week of camp has a nature theme that inspires creative and engaging activities and field trips that will make for an enlightening, rewarding and memorable summer for children ages three to 15.
Visit www.earthplace.org today for all the great details, and register today!


ID TECH CAMPS
Held at Yale, Wesleyan, University of Bridgeport, Princeton,  and over 80 universities nationwide,
888-709-TECH (8324)
Email [email protected]

Take interests further and gain a competitive edge for school, college, and future careers! Ages 7-17 create apps, video games, C++/Java programs, movies, and more at weeklong, day, and overnight summer programs. Held at Yale, Wesleyan, University of Bridgeport, Princeton, and others. Also two-week, pre-college programs for ages 13-18.


THE MARITIME AQUARIUM AT NORWALK
10 N. Water St., Norwalk
203-852-0700

Kids ages 6 to 12 can spend their summer days diving into the fascinating ocean world through “Sound Scientists,” The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk’s camp programs. Single-day and week-long sessions are available. Each session is different, so pick from one, some, or all. One-day programs for ages 6-9 are June 30 and July 1, 2, and 3. Week-long programs start June 23-27 and run through Aug. 18-22. Ages vary by program. Programs meet from 9:30am-3:30pm. (Pre-care and extended-care are available.) Get all the details at maritimeaquarium.org.


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

Interested in making music with your young child this summer? Nurture your child's natural enthusiasm for music and movement by registering for Music Together classes! Music Together is an innovative, thoroughly researched approach to music and movement, committed to helping families and caregivers discover the pleasure and educational value of informal musical experiences. Young children's musical growth occurs best in a playful, musically rich, and developmentally appropriate setting, free of direct instruction and fun for both children and adults.


NEW CANAAN NATURE CENTER SUMMER CAMP (AGES 3-7) & ADVENTURE CAMP (AGES 8-14)
144 Oenoke Ridge Road, 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! Treat your child age 3-14 to an action-packed summer experience. Counselors create age-appropriate opportunities to explore, investigate, and discover the natural world. Adventure Camp for ages 8 and older incorporates a range of experiences and fun challenges both on- and off-site. One-week sessions (June 2-Aug. 15) revolve around different themes that are brought to life through field games, experiments, animals, activities, and camp song circle throughout 40-acres of ponds, meadows, gardens, and forest. Visit the website for information and to register.


PERFORMING ARTS CENTER OF CONNECTICUT, LLC
18 Lindeman Drive, Trumbull
203-372-ARTS (2787)
Email [email protected]

Norwalk’s nonprofit Crystal Theatre will offer six separate theatre camps this summer. Four take place at our air-conditioned South Norwalk studios at Ben Franklin Center, and the other two multi-arts camps are at beautiful Cranbury Park, in conjunction with the City of Norwalk. Break out your inner Broadway star this summer: “Broadway Blast Camp” (5th-11th grades); “Mother Jones & the March of the Mill Children” (5th-11th grades); “Thumbellina” (1st-4th grades); “Puss ‘N Boots (4th-8th grades);” and “Arts in the Park I & II” (multi-arts experience for 1st-8th grades). Camps culminate in shows.


STAMFORD TWIN RINKS
1063 Hope St., Stamford
203-968-9000 x13

Looking for HOT summer camps that are really COOL? Stamford 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, fitness, and more. Register now; camps fill up fast. Call 203-968-9000 or visit stamfordtwinrinks.com.


UNITED INDOOR SOCCER
176 Linwood Ave, Fairfield
105 Raton Drive, Milford
203-319-0087

UIS Summer Programs are a great way for your child to grow in the sport he or she loves. We offer an introduction to a variety of sports, with soccer as the main focus. Our camps are indoors, making them ideal on hot or rainy days. Our facilities are air conditioned, well ventilated, and are equipped with plenty of fans to boot! Ages 4-12 can choose from: Best of 3 Sport Camp, Recreational Camp, and Soccer Mania Camp; ages 3-4 can choose Mini Me Camp; and ages 3½-5 can choose Fun Time @ UIS. Call, stop by, or visit our website.


YALE PEABODY MUSEUM SUMMER CAMPS
170 Whitney Ave., New Haven
203-432-6646 New Haven camps
203-737-3065 Orange camps

The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History offers week-long 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. Visit the Yale Peabody Museum’s summer programs website for a complete list of camps and registration information.


TRADITIONAL

CAMP GAN ISRAEL OF WESTPORT, WESTON, WILTON
79 Newtown Turnpike, Westport
203-226-8584

Camp Gan Israel of Westport caters to campers ages 2-12: Mini Gan for preschoolers, Big Gan for ages 5-10 and Pioneer for ages 10-12. We specialize in quality instruction in athletics, theater arts, and creative programming; our campers experience lifetime 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/clubs include: skateboarding, hip-hop, wacky science, archery, tennis, art, chess, hoopla, 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

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, animals, and more! 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.


CAMP PELICAN
15 E. Putnam Ave., #3330, Greenwich
203-622-6654
Email [email protected]

Camp Pelican has been serving families in Westchester and Fairfield since 1965. Family owned and operated on a beautiful 32-acre campus in Greenwich. Campers ages 3–13 years enjoy indoor and outdoor pools, air-conditioned activity rooms and door to door transportation. We offer flexible dates, full and half day programs and a full range of activities. Our staff, with a minimum age of 21, ensures adult supervision for every camper. See all the details on our website.


CHRISTIAN HERITAGE SCHOOL
575 White Plains Road, Trumbull
203-261-6230
Email [email protected]

Summer Camp at Christian Heritage School! The Christian Heritage Summer Camp offers full day (9am-3pm) or half day (9am-12pm or 12-3pm) summer programs for children entering grades K-8. Before- and after-hours care is available. Camp runs weekly, Mon.-Fri. beginning June 16 and ending Aug. 22. Sports and special theme activities such as LEGO Robotics, Art, and Drama are available. Conveniently located off the Merritt Parkway, Route 25, and Route 8 in Trumbull. Contact Jamie Cosgrove, director of summer programs, for more information at [email protected], or visit kingsmen.org.


ESF SUMMER CAMPS AT GREENWICH ACADEMY
200 N. Maple Ave., Greenwich
203-869-4444

Award-winning camps since 1982. Five unique camps: Mini Camp (age 3): a fun-filled first camp! Day Camp (ages 4-8): art, swimming, sports, music and drama, Innovation Lab, science, martial arts, fencing, theme days, and special events. Sports Camp (ages 6-14): instruction and league games in soccer, basketball, baseball, street hockey, lacrosse, team handball, flag football, golf, and swimming. Senior Camp (ages 9-15): art, swimming, sports, martial arts, fencing, “True Life Adventures,” drama, outdoor adventure, cooking, and digital photography. Tennis Camp (ages 6-15): instruction designed with each camper’s age and ability in mind!


FIVE MILE RIVER NURSERY SCHOOL
5 Pennoyer St., Rowayton
203-838-4266

For 26 years, we have provided children ages 3-5 the very best summer camp experience! Taught by trained, experienced Pre-K teachers, campers enjoy outdoor water games, art, reading, music, movement, and science. Weekly entertainment includes Mr. Bungles Bubbles, Pied Piper Ponies, Critter Carvan, Mr. Bungles Magic, Preschool Olympics, and more! Fridays in July are spent at beautiful Bayley Beach playing in the sand and water with storytelling, art, and music in the pavillion. The program meets for 9 weeks beginning June 2, weekdays, from 9:30am-1pm. $45 daily. Visit fivemilerivernurseryschool.com for more information.


HOLIDAY HILL DAY CAMP
43 Candee Road, Prospect
203-387-CAMP (2267)
Email [email protected]

Holiday Hill is a paradise of country surroundings with more than 200 acres of meadows, woodlands, and lake area. It is also noted for resort-like facilities that are not at all typical of the average day camp. Our trained, certified staff members teach fun and varied activities. The small counselor to camper ratio encourages the 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.


LITTLE FRIENDS CHILD CARE & PRESCHOOL
25 Valley Drive, Greenwich
203-861-6549
Email [email protected]

Family-owned and operated, Little Friends of Greenwich, run by Verna Esposito, provides childcare and early childhood education for ages 6 weeks to 5 years. "We provide a safe, loving and fun environment for children," Esposito says. "We follow the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) guidelines." Open Monday-Friday 6:30am-6:30pm. Year round rolling admissions. Ongoing summer programs.


WESTBROOK NATURE SCHOOL
7 Long Ridge Road, West Redding
203-664-1554

Let your child discover the wonders of nature this summer on six beautiful acres during Westport Nature School’s Summer Program for children ages 3 to 7. June 16-20: Woodland Wonders featuring tracking, fishing, fire-building without matches, adventuring games, campfire cooking. June 23-27: Mud Pies and Butterflies featuring organic gardening, woodworking, traditional games, water play, and herbal-remedy making. Each session will include circle time, storytelling, singing, arts and crafts, nature walks, and free play. An organic snack is provided.


WHITBY SCHOOL
969 Lake Ave., Greenwich
203-869-8464 x176

Top-notch instructors, learning, and fun at Whitby School Summer Camp! Whitby School’s Summer 2014 Camp offers “sciensational” workshops, theater, chess, soccer, tennis, kung fu, and more for children ages 3-11. “Whitby Summer Camp is distinguished by its program variety, and the quality and experience of our instructors, who work with children year-round,” says Kurt Putnam, Whitby’s director of athletics and co-curricular programs. The camp runs from June 16-July 25 on Whitby’s beautiful 25-acre, backcountry Greenwich, CT campus. For information and online registration, go to whitbyschool.org/summer2014.

 

 

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