Summer Activities in Fairfield County, CT
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Summer Activities in Fairfield County, CT

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UPDATED JUNE 2015: Find fun summer activities for kids in Fairfield County, CT. Use our guide to find kids classes, Fairfield County summer camps, summer programs, activities near Fairfield County, and family excursions close by. Summer activities in Greenwich, Stamford, Westport, New Canaan and the rest of Fairfield County, CT are easy to find. 

 

ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
11 W. 53 St., New York
888-999-8861
Email membership@moma.org

The Museum of Modern Art offers children of all ages truly unique learning experiences while fostering a lifetime love of art and museums. MoMA’s Family Membership has consistently been rated one of the best family values in New York City, and provides both children and adults a year full of superb benefits, including unlimited free admission, membership cards for the whole family, award-winning educational programs, $5 guest passes, private member previews, and invitations to exclusive Little Member Mornings, the annual Family Festival, and the Summer 2015: Little Member Film Festival!

NEW YORK CITY FC
Yankee Stadium,
855-77-NYCFC (69232)
Email gmoffitt@gmlv.co

Summer is almost here, and NYCFC’s season is in full swing. It’s the perfect time to take the entire family to a soccer match at Yankee Stadium. Catching FIFA World Cup champion David Villa, USMNT star Mix Diskerud, and rising star Khiry Shelton in action will be an exciting time for the kids. Every weekend in June, July, and August, you’ll be kicking off a lifetime of memories. Make it your goal to come and cheer on New York City’s first Major League Soccer team — show your blue colors.

QUASSY AMUSEMENT PARK & WATERPARK
Lake Quassapaug, Route 64 (2132 Middlebury Road), Middlebury
1-800-FOR-PARK 367-7275
Email ron@quassy.com

Quassy Amusement and Waterpark in Middlebury. Affordable family fun with expanded Splash Away Bay waterpark. Conquer the award-winning Wooden Warrior roller coaster and FRANTIC, the new family thrill ride. Two kiddieland areas for youngsters. All-day wristbands (less than $30 each) or individual ride tickets available. Group rates, birthday parties, catered events, and entertainment. For more information, visit quassy.com or call 800-FOR-PARK (367-7275).

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

Play is serious business at Stepping Stones. 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®, Build It!, Express Yourself and the new Mega Making exhibit where children can work on projects with real tools. There are daily programs, special events, an open-air courtyard, state-of-the-art Multimedia Gallery, café and retail store, FREE parking, and more. Stepping Stones is open daily Memorial Day – Labor Day from 10am-5pm. Visit today!

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, and great for birthday parties and groups. Children ages 5 and older. Choose from eleven different color-coded trails from “beginner” (easier and lower to the ground) to advanced. Summer hours: open weekdays beginning in June, weekends and day or night for groups and parties. Visit discoverytrees.org.

PROGRAMS & CLASSES

 

AUDUBON GREENWICH NATURE DAY CAMPS
613 Riversville Road, Greenwich
203-869-5272

Want your child to have memorable camp adventures in the great outdoors? Audubon Greenwich’s 285-acre sanctuary is the place to explore, play, and learn about nature through games, hikes, crafts, and other hands-on activities. One-week day camp sessions for youth entering kindergarten-ninth grades, from June 29-August 14, 9:30am-3:30pm. Small groups and skilled staff. Registration information is on the website. Also, for family fun on weekends all year long, check our Nature Program calendar online.

C2 EDUCATION (FAIRFIELD COUNTY)
297 Post Road East, Westport
203-226-2646
141 West Putnam Ave., Unit B, Greenwich, 203-622-1680. 2284 Summer St., Stamford, 203-969-6540.
Email courtney.carrasco@c2educate.com

C2 Education’s tutoring programs are personalized to meet the needs of each student. At C2, our programs don’t end just with higher SAT and ACT scores. Our tutors and program directors help students balance test prep and school work, guide them through the college admissions process, and offer academic support in a variety of subject areas. Ninety percent of C2 students see grade improvement in 3 months. Eighty-five percent of C2 students are accepted at a top 50 college. On average, C2 students increase their SAT scores by 362 points.

CAMP LANDMARK
Redding (Georgetown) campus
20 Portland Ave.
203-544-8393
Westport campus
11 Burr Road
203-226-6982
Email GSabek@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
Email ctdanceschool@aol.com

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.

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 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 22-Aug. 14), and our Summer Youth Theatre production of Oliver! for kids entering fourth grade through age 21 (June 15-Aug. 15). Our professional facilities and experienced faculty provide the perfect environment for creative inspiration!

THE DISCOVERY MUSEUM AND PLANETARIUM
4450 Park Ave., Bridgeport
203-372-3521
Email richards@discoverymuseum.org

Discover sweet science in Candy Lab! Have creepy, crawly fun in Bug U! Build and design in Maker Lab! Hands-on learning fun for kids Kindergarten to grade 9, June-August. Weekly programs include: A Pirate's Life, Maker Blocks, Spa Science, Dinos, Mad Scientist Lab; Grades 6-9 enjoy Roller Coaster Science, Ocean Academy, and 3-D Design. Full- and half-days are offered. Scout Badge Programs, custom Learning Labs and demos for homeschoolers, daily planetarium shows, plus themed-birthday parties, overnights, and museum rentals all available. Open seven days a week from July–September.

DOWNTOWN CABARET THEATRE
263 Golden Hill St, Bridgeport
203-576-1634
Email Hugh@downtowncabaret.org

The Downtown Cabaret Theatre presents: DCTJr. Summer Program - a comprehensive, immersive, theatre experience for young actors, supported by a professional creative staff of directors and designers at the Downtown Cabaret in downtown Bridgeport. Children in grades 1-6 will create a full production of Rapunzel Jr. (seen on the Cabaret Stage this past season), starting with the initial audition and followed by a multi-week rehearsal process, culminating in a weekend of performances. No previous experience required, everyone gets a part! Visit MyCabaret.org for more info.

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 added 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 Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings. 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
Email mspiridi@optonline.net

Fun and professional ballet training at Fleur de Lis Dance Academy all summer long for ages 2-18! Classes on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, including 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. New this spring, 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 all your dancewear and gift needs.

GIRLS INC. SUMMER CAMP
Locations in Fairfield County!,
203-756-4639
Email info@girlsincswct.org

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.

GREENWICH RACQUET CLUB
1 River Road, Cos Cob
203-661-0606
Email greenwichrc@hotmail.com

The Greenwich Racquet Club offers children ages 5-14 both a tennis only camp, and a tennis sports camp. The tennis sports camp is primarily tennis, but also includes indoor soccer and basketball. Students are placed according to age and skill set, using the correct court size, balls, and racquets. Fun drills and games are implemented to develop proper technique, footwork, and ball control. This popular camp program runs in weekly sessions, Monday thru Friday, June 22 through August 28.

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 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.

HOUSATONIC VALLEY WALDORF SCHOOL
40 Dodgingtown Road, Newtown
203-364-1113
Email office@waldorfct.org

Ages 3-12. Join us this summer at the only k-8 Waldorf school in Connecticut. The program runs from July 6-August 14. The hours are 9-3 with before and aftercare available. Each week has a different nature inspired theme that reflects our commitment to the arts, healthy movement, and outdoor play.

INCREDIFLIX
201-331-3306
Email info@incrediflix.com

Make movies instead of watching them! IncrediFlix is bringing the Hollywood experience to you, as filmmakers will go through the whole movie making process. They'll brainstorm, storyboard, and work together in all camps. In animation camps, animators create characters, backgrounds, film, and record voice-overs. In live action camps, students work as a film crew, act, and learn filmmaking techniques. Using hands on activities, kids learn, are creative, and expand imaginations while IncrediFlix makes it fun! Movies will be passed on to every student for memories that last a lifetime!

MATHNASIUM - FAIRFIELD
203-259-MATH (6284)
Mathnasium of Darien
15 Corbin Dr., Darien
203-655-MATH (6284)
darien@mathnasium.com
Mathnasium of Fairfield
1700 Post Rd., Fairfield
203-259-MATH (6284)
fairfield@mathnasium.com
Mathnasium of Greenwich
407 East Putnam Ave., Cos Cob
203-861-MATH (6284)
greenwich@mathnasium.com
Mathnasium of Trumbull
938 White Plains Road, Trumbull
203-261-0588
trumbull@mathnasium.com
Email fairfield@mathnasium.com

Mathnasium is a unique learning center specializing in a math-only curriculum that is tailored specifically to each student, and employs a variety of learning modalities to help develop “Number Sense.” A student with Number Sense gains a deep understanding of math, and will be able to solve problems quickly and accurately without having to go through tedious drills and memorization. Kids don’t hate math; they hate being frustrated and confused by math.

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.

THE RAINBOW OF LANGUAGES
45 E. Putnam Ave., Suite 111, Greenwich
203-489-3937
Email info@rainbowoflanguages.com

At our language center infants, toddlers, and young children are learning foreign languages through a boisterous mix of games, music, storytelling, drama, arts and crafts, and writing activities. We offer language classes in French, Spanish, Russian, Hebrew and English. Sign up for summer and fall semester now. Sign up for our 3-hour Saturday Magic Carpet Ride workshops for ages 5-8. New foreign language programs for kids are coming up this fall: Foreign languages through art, and foreign languages through music. Sign up for the fall semester. Special price for early birds!

RIDGEFIELD DANCE CONSERVATORY
440 Main Street, Rt 35, Ridgefield
Email information@ridgefielddance.org

The Young Dancers Summer Program at the Ridgefield Dance Conservatory, for ages 2 and older, offers open classes, pre-professional, and camp inter-arts, a multidisciplinary arts camp, which includes dance, theater, visual arts and crafts, puppetry, music, and poetry. Summer Dance Sprites classes for ages 2-6 expose students to the joy of dance through movement games, creative exercises, exploration of dance styles, and an introduction to movement vocabulary. Children flourish in a positive atmosphere of self-discovery while learning a curriculum that introduces the basic concepts of ballet, and promotes musicality and rhythm.
SPORTSPLEX@FAIRFIELD
85 Mill Plain Road , Fairfield
203-683-0000
Email deanna@fischelproperties.com

The Sportsplex at Fairfield is conveniently located in downtown Fairfield. Our campus has 28 venues on six acres. We offer a one-of-a-kind camp that allows kids to try a variety of activities in our state-of-the-art facility. Full-day, half-day, early- and extended-fun options available. Lunch included for full-day campers. Campers can experience instruction in rock climbing, tumbling, parkour, ice skating, field sports, taekwondo, self-defense, art, fitness, and so much more! Come try them all or just experience one.

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.

TALENT EDUCATION SUZUKI SCHOOL (TESS)
112 Main Street, Norwalk
203-956-6708
Email tessnorwalk@gmail.com

For students studying in the Suzuki Method ages 5 to 10, we have a summer camp from June 23 to 27. Our drop-off camp allows students to go deeper in their musical studies while having fun with peers. Experience the joy of musical collaboration and build lifelong friendships. Call to inquire about individual lessons and to learn about our programs from birth and up!

UNITED INDOOR SOCCER
203-319-0087
176 Linwood Ave, Fairfield
105 Raton Drive, Milford
Email lourdes@unitedindoorsoccer.com

United Indoor Soccer has been providing Fairfield County with professional soccer programs for children 2 and older, since 1997. Our programs are age appropriate skill development and fun for your child. Our summer programs are a great way for your child to have a blast and make wonderful memories. 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. Call, stop by, or visit our website.

WESTPORT'S ACADEMY OF DANCE
345 Post Road W., Westport
203-226-9987
Email nancy@westportdance.com

Westport's Academy of Dance has been teaching classical ballet, modern, jazz, and tap to children and teens for over 35 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 and styles. Several of our camps also include performance opportunities. Feel free to contact the studio with any questions. We hope to see your dancer at the studio this summer!

WINSTON PREPARATORY SCHOOL
57 West Rocks Road, Norwalk
203-229-0465
Email summerct@winstonprep.edu

Winston Preparatory School, in Norwalk, CT, provides an individualized education to students with learning differences. The program takes place Monday-Friday, July 1st-31st and provides 4th-12th grade students a program aimed to enhance academic skills. Additionally, students receive daily one-on-one instruction targeting areas of greatest need through Winston's innovative Focus program. Furthermore, students are given the opportunity to participate in a less structured environment by enrolling in after school activities for an additional fee. For further information, please contact Jordan Yannotti at 203.229.0465 ext. 5645 or summerct@winstonprep.edu.


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