Summer Activities in Fairfield County, CT
By NYMetroParents Staff

Summer Activities in Fairfield County, CT

June 3, 2016   |   DIRECTORY ARTICLES   


Summer Activities in Fairfield County, CT

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UPDATED June 2016: Find the best summer activities for kids in Fairfield County, CT. NYMetroParents' guide helps you find kids classes, summer camps, summer programs, activities, and family excursions in Fairfield County, including Fairfield, Westport, Greenwich, Stamford, Norwalk, Danbury, and more.

SUMMER FUN – ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS – PRINT GUIDE

BOUNCE! TRAMPOLINE SPORTS - DANBURY
21 Prindle Lane, Danbury
203-992-9000
Email info@bouncedanbury.com

Bounce! Danbury combines the best of all the Bounce! facilities! Two trampoline bungee jumps, a huge main jump court with additional dodgeball courts, triple foam pits, slam dunk basketball lanes, two Ninja style Bounce! Xtreme obstacle courses, an enormous separate Bounce! Jr. Zone with its own mini slam dunk basketball hoop, a laser light extravaganza for weekend Jump n Glow, multiple party rooms, a parent lounge area with nine TV viewing options streamed to your cell phone, and a mezzanine observation deck with 40 charging stations, an arcade, and an array of video games. Groups welcome!

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

A children’s science museum focusing on hands-on learning fun. Daily planetarium shows included with admission feature “One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure” plus shows for all ages. Interactive exhibits include Dare to Discover challenges, Adventure Science mini ropes course, Science on a Sphere, and Giant Light-Brite design station. Simulated NASA space missions in Discovery’s Challenger Center (a mock space station and mission control with state-of-the-art technologies) available for groups. Hands-on summer programs, children’s weekend workshops, and school holiday specials. Scout badge courses, themed birthday parties, overnights, museum and planetarium rentals for individuals, corporate, and non-profits.

LAKE MOREY RESORT
P.O. Box 326 Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee
802-333-4311
Email reservations@lakemoreyresort.com

Nestled in the green Vermont hills above the Connecticut River, Lake Morey Resort provides the perfect getaway any time of year. We are very proud that our guests return year after year, drawn by the natural beauty and genuine hospitality that has set the resort apart for over a century. Whether you are looking for a convenient four-season resort brimming with activities, a family-friendly setting for vacation or reunion, or just a lakefront location to relax, it’s all at your doorstep at Lake Morey Resort.

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.

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 kids this summer? At Rockin’ Jump your kids will literally be bouncing off the walls! Rockin’ Jump in Mt. Kisco, NY is only 20 minutes from most parts of Fairfield County. Our 18,000-square-foot, air-conditioned facility has five different trampoline areas including two dodge ball areas, Main Jump Arena, basketball, and our foam pit for trying new tricks! Rockin’ Jump specializes in hosting parties, camps and other groups from 10-300 people. Call or email us today to reserve a date!

SMUGGLERS' NOTCH RESORT
4323 Vermont Route 108 South, Smugglers' Notch
888-393-9097

Smugglers’ Notch Vermont–your family’s summer playground. Find your summer fun at Smugglers’ Notch Vermont, where family fun is guaranteed! Eight pools, four water slides, and two reservoirs offer plenty of splash and slide time. Vacation packages also include daily activities, from life-size foosball to guided nature walks, to Creature Feature. Enjoy mountain biking, disc golf, and llama trekking. Children love daily camps for ages 3-17 and adventure, tennis, wilderness skills, and mountain biking specialty camps for ages 9-17. Park your car and settle into your condominium lodging–a walk or shuttle ride accesses all resort village amenities.

THE ADVENTURE PARK AT DISCOVERY MUSEUM
4450 Park Ave., Bridgeport
203-690-1717

The Adventure Park at The Discovery Museum features zip lines and challenge crossings between tree platforms. Perfect on your own, or with friends and family. Great for birthday parties. Ask about group rates. Children ages five and older. Choose from multiple color-coded trails from beginner (easier and lower to the ground), to advanced. Summer hours: seven days, day or night. See website for details. Use discount code MPF6 and save on your general admission ticket! Reserve your visit at: discoverytrees.org.

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

This family friendly museum houses 4 billion years of Earth history: specimens ranging from dinosaurs to diamonds, mummies to meteorites, prehistoric mammals to early man. Dominating the Great Hall are 150-million-year-old Brontosaurus and Stegosaurus skeletons. In the Discovery Room meet bearded dragons Bindy and Matilda, and snakes Ringo and Cabot. See poison dart frogs, and watch leafcutter ants march through 25 feet of tunnel doing their business. Explore exhibits on Ancient Egypt, Earth and Space, Native American Cultures, and Connecticut Birds. Check our many events and festivals at peabody.yale.edu.

SUMMER FUN – PROGRAMS & CLASSES – PRINT GUIDE

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 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
landmarkpreschool.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.

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

Did you know… your kids can learn something while having fun! Discovery Museum offers awesome and affordable themed Summer Programs like Spy Lab, 3D Design, Roller Coaster Science, Robot Maker, and Awesome Animation. For kids entering kindergarten to ninth grade, full- and half-day weekly programs run June-August. Hands-on favorites include Bug U, Maker Blocks, Dinos, Ocean Academy, Mad Scientist Lab, and Space Academy. Be creative with Cyberplay, Color Creations, Maker Academy, and Fashion Lab! Plus interactive exhibits, scout programs, homeschool and group specials, daily planetarium shows, birthday parties, overnights, and museum rentals.

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.

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?

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.

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!

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!

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.



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