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Summer Camp Guide 2019

Finding drop-off summer camps for the 5 and under crew can be difficult...but we've managed to round up over 50 options! Below you will find the best of the best in summer camps for all the littles out there (some starting as young as 15 months old)! If you aren’t interested in the commitment of a camp, tons of your favorite programs continue to offer summer sessions throughout June, July, and August. We will of course have updated schedules for all of those classes on our site as they become available! 

If you are having trouble finding something that your little one is eager to do this summer, email us here and we will be happy to help you search!

Summer Warm Up @ Camp Playland

Summer Warm Up is a three week pre-camp program in June for preschool aged boys and girls. It is a combination of the best of Playland Day Camp and Preschool- the finest staff, great programs, and the best facility- to provide preschoolers with a safe, fun, nurturing and instructional warm up for summer. Campers will swim in Playland’s heated pools, enjoy boating and fishing, music, ropes courses, archery, athletics, and more

Ages: preschoolers

Dates: 5/28-6/14

Schedule: Monday-Friday 9:00am-2:00pm

Camp Playland

The day camp with the away camp atmosphere. Camp Playland is a place where children feel physically and emotionally safe. We strive to create a unique environment where every camper feels a sense of belonging, learns life-long skills and forges lasting relationships with their peers and counselors. Everything that happens at Playland has one core ingredient: FUN! Good Friends + Fun Times = Great Memories! Plus, door-to-door transportation and lunch are included in tuition!

Ages: 3+

Dates: 1-week sessions from 6/24-8/16 (2 consecutive week minimum)

Schedule:

  • 3 & 4 year olds: Monday-Friday 9:30am-2:00pm or 4:00pm
  • 5+ year olds: Monday-Friday 9:30am-4:00pm

 

Holly Hoppers @ Darien YMCA

For 1st time campers, this is a great program for your child. Campers will explore at their own pace while building coordination and concentration skills in a safe and nurturing environment. They will participate in music, creative movement, swimming, games, cooking, arts & crafts and special events. 

Ages: 3 & 4

Dates: 2-week sessions from 6/17-8/9

Schedule:

  • Tues, Weds & Thurs 8:30am–11:30am or 12:30pm–3:30pm
  • Monday-Friday 8:30am–11:30am
  • Monday-Friday 8:30pm–3:30pm

Summer Fun Club @ Darien YMCA

Campers who have not yet completed kindergarten will enjoy this camp. Activities such as swimming, creative movement, crafts, cooking, canoeing/sailing, music, sports and free play give campers the opportunity to build self-esteem through creativity and exploration. Special events and a field trip to a local beach are enjoyed each session.

Ages: 4 & 5

Dates: 2-week sessions from 6/17-8/9

Schedule:

  • Tues, Weds & Thurs 8:30am–12:30pm
  • Monday-Friday 8:30am–12:30pm or 11:30am–3:30pm
  • Monday-Friday 8:30am–3:30pm

Preschool Mini Camp @ Darien YMCA

During Mini Camp Week, campers will be separated into full and half day classes. These classes will be different than their regular camp classes. You may choose which days you want to attend. Each mini camp day will have different activities. They will have free swim every day. Other activities include: arts & crafts, music, sports, and outside play.

Ages: 3-5

Dates: choose 1-5 days 8/12-8/16

Schedule:

  • Monday-Friday 8:30am–12:30pm
  • Monday-Friday 8:30pm–3:30pm

 

Toddlertime

Our summer program is rich in exploration, imagination and creativity. Our themes are intentionally open-ended to allow campers to enjoy play without an end goal in mind and to give the counselors freedom to tailor it towards the interest of their group. Some of our prior themes include Outdoor Art Blast, Out of the Box, Kaleidoscope, Pop Fizz Academy, Flying Marshmallows, Build It, and Mud Glorious Mud.

Ages: 18 months-5 years old

Dates: 1-week sessions from 6/17-8/2

 

Fun Camp @ King School Summer Institute

If you're looking for an exciting, fun-filled summer camp for your child, check out our kids day camp! Our camp is designed with all grade levels in mind and is geared to each age group’s physical, emotional, and intellectual needs, adhering to small counselor/camper ratio, which creates a welcoming and friendly community atmosphere. 
  • Campers enjoy morning activities and sports on the turf field, and the new, state of the art playground.
  • Mid-morning the campers attend their STEM-themed workshop
  • Each week, Lower School Teachers come on board to share their “Summer Workshops" based on specific themes like Robotics & Technology, and Computer Animation, Science
  • After lunch, campers spend time exploring the community with daily field trip excursions off-campus.
  • Campers end the day with activities back on campus until pick-up time at 3:00 or 4:00 p.m (available if needed).
  • Pizza Fridays! Lunch will be provided on Fridays.

Learn more and register here.

Ages: 5+

Dates: 1-week sessions from 6/17-7/26

Schedule: Monday-Friday 9:00am-3:00pm

 

Maureen Bloom Playdates

Two trained instructors lead the play-based, sensory-rich curriculum that is child-centered, building upon the interest, abilities and inclinations of the children. Outdoor experiences and natural resources of the various home environments add to the uniqueness of this special program. Playdates has a mission of developing social, confident and compassionate children through a nurturing environment of creative play, sharing, and development of friendships.

Ages: 2-3.5

Dates: 6/25-8/1

Schedule:

  • Tues & Thurs 9:15am-11:45am
  • Tues, Weds & Thurs 9:15am-11:45am

 

Action Art School

Camp is held inside in safe, air conditioned buildings with lunch and breaks outside on our patio. Choice of art, lego, karate, or combine for full day.

Ages: 4.5+

Dates: 1-week sessions

Schedule: Monday-Friday 10:00am-1:00pm, 12:00pm-3:00pm, or 10:00am-3:00pm

Preschool Camps @ Chelsea Piers

Dynamic preschool camp programs offered in Gymnastics, Hockey, Ice Skating, Swimming, Tennis and much more. Our patient, enthusiastic and experienced instructors emphasize the fun of sports and focus on the development of each camper's confidence and self-esteem. In addition to each camp's core sport(s) curriculum, campers enjoy a daily recreation period and arts & crafts activities.

Ages: 3+

Dates: 1-week sessions from 6/17-8/30

Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:45am-12:00pm or 2:00pm

 

Dance Adventure

Nine Weeks of Different Themes: Sky Dancers, Princesses on Parade, Moana’s Hawaiian Luau, Frozen in July, Unicorns and Other Magical Creatures, The Secret World of Flower Fairies, Classic Ballet Fairytales, Dances & Folktales from Around the World, Mermaids Under the Sea. Stay for the Extension and learn to Tap Dance!

Ages: 4-7 (space is limited!)

Dates: 1-week sessions from 6/10-8/26

Schedule: Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm (with option for Pre-Tap Dance extension until 1:30)

 

Tennis CT

Our tennis camp provides young players ages 5 & up the opportunity to improve their tennis game, work hard, make new friends and have a lot of fun. Our accomplished pros have a passion for teaching kids and will help them take their game to the next level.

Ages: 5+

Dates: 1-week sessions from 6/17

Schedule:

Save on Camp:

  • All locations: 2-for-1: sign up 2 children for the price of 1 (*offer only valid one time)
  • Darien only: play more & save: 10% off any additional weeks ($315 per week)
  • Norwalk & Stamford only: play more & save: any two weeks for $550 (*cannot be combined with 2-for-1)

Music Together

Rhythm Kids (an exciting music, movement, and drumming class for children) plus Yoga in Greenwich and Westport. Rhythm Kids plus Ukulele in Stamford.

Ages: 4-6

Dates:

  • Greenwich
    • 7/15-7/19
    • 8/12-8/16
  • Westport
    • 7/15-7/19
    • 8/5-8/9
  • Stamford
    • 7/8-7/12
    • 7/15-7/19

Schedule:

  • Greenwich & Westport: Monday- Friday 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • Stamford: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 9:30am-11:30pm

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Darien & Rowayton

ELP @ Darien Summer School

Just because school is out for the summer, doesn’t mean that the fun has to stop! The goals of the ELP are to enhance each child’s cognitive understanding, emotional development, social skills, language usage, and physical motor development through structured and facilitated language and play-based experiences. These goals are met through small class sizes containing a high staff to student ratio which enables us to individualize learning opportunities with a focus on Summer Time Fun!

Ages: 3 & 4

Dates: 6/24-7/25

Schedule: Monday-Thursday 8:00am-11:45am

Summer PALS @ Darien Summer School

Are you ready to meet new friends and have fun at Playing and Learning Stations (PALS)? A head teacher and assistant teacher will guide your child along with 11 classmates to explore five different themes through read aloud, crafts, songs, and movement. Your child will further develop their social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth through various hands on activities that encourage their enthusiasm and curiosity.

Ages: 3-5

Dates: 6/24-7/27

Schedule: Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm

ELP Kindergarten Readiness @ Darien Summer School

Summertime fun with a focus on Kindergarten Readiness! A Regular Education Teacher and a Special Education teacher will be teaching an integrated class of typically developing students and students with special needs. Each class is modeled after a typical kindergarten classroom with approximately fifteen to twenty students per classroom. The goal of the readiness program will be to develop independence and familiarity with the Kindergarten school day. The course will promote academic readiness skills such as letter and number recognition and counting, while encouraging students to work independently, in small groups, and large groups on various pre-academic activities.

Ages: children who are age eligible for Kindergarten in the 2019-2020 school year & will not turn 6 before January 2020

Dates: 6/24-7/25

Schedule: Monday-Thursday 8:00am-11:45am

Down on the Farm @ Darien Summer School

In this class we will grow plants, learn about and artistically create sheep and other animals, complete crafts with various farm vegetables, sing songs, and play different games!

Ages: 4-entering 1st grade

Dates: 6/24-7/12

Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30am-10:30am

Dr. Seuss Fun @ Darien Summer School

Let's make Dr. Seuss' books come alive! Each day we will read a different book and engage in related activities such as making green eggs and ham or making oobleck.

Ages: 4-entering 1st grade

Dates: 7/15-7/26

Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30am-10:30am

Let's Make a Mess @ Darien Summer School

Summer is a time to have fun! In this class, we will have a blast while getting messy. Projects will incorporate different messy materials such as shaving cream, slime, tie-dye, paint, and more!

Ages: 4-entering 1st grade

Dates: 6/24-7/12

Schedule: Monday-Friday 10:30am-12:30pm

Play with Your Food @ Darien Summer School

This camp will allow kids an opportunity to play with their food! We will celebrate creativity while painting with vegetables, making koolaid playdough, and creating macaroni picture frames. Campers will even be able to experiment with making food sculptures!

Ages: 4-entering 1st grade

Dates: 7/15-7/26

Schedule: Monday-Friday 10:30am-12:30pm

Preschool Ballet @ Darien Summer School

This class is open to children ages 3-5 who have in interest in music, performance, and dance! Throughout the week they will learn basic ballet moves. This will focus on their gross motor skills including jumps, balancing, and turning. We will accompany our dance lessons with storybooks and crafts about dance. The week will end with a short show for parents.

Ages: 3-5

Dates: 6/24-7/5

Schedule: Monday-Friday 10:30am-12:30pm

Preschool Jazz @ Darien Summer School

This class is open to children ages 3-5 who have in interest in music, performance, and dance! Throughout the week they will learn basic jazz dance moves. This will focus on their gross motor skills including jumps, balancing, and turning. We will accompany our dance lessons with storybooks and crafts about dance. The week will end with a short show for parents.

Ages: 3-5

Dates: 7/8-7/19

Schedule: Monday-Friday 10:30am-12:30pm

June Bugs @ Darien Nature Center

Get a head start on summer fun! Junebugs will soak up sunshine and fresh air with lots of outdoor exploration and water games, including mud pit playtime.

Ages: 2-6

Dates: 6/10-6/14

Schedule:

  • 2 year olds: Monday-Friday 9:30am-11:30am
  • 3+ year olds: Monday-Friday 9:30am-1:30pm

Summer Camp @ Darien Nature Center

Summer is the time to explore, learn and grow. Our well-rounded program encourages campers to build friendships and develop an appreciation for nature and science. Indoor and outdoor activities create wonderful opportunities for fun and exploration. Each week a different nature inspired theme reflects our commitment to the natural world around us. Action packed days help children to develop their independence while having fun and discovering nature. Activities include: nature hikes, games, stories, songs, water day, visits with our zoo room animals, and Friday family presentations!

Ages: 2-7

Dates: 1-week sessions from 6/24-8/9

Schedule:

  • 2 year olds: Thurs & Fri 9:30am-12:00pm or 1:30pm
  • 2 year olds: Mon, Tues & Weds 9:30am-12:00pm or 1:30pm
  • 2 year olds: Monday-Friday 9:30am-12:00pm or 1:30pm
  • 3+ year olds: Monday-Friday 9:30am-1:30pm

Summer Fun @ YWCA Darien/Norwalk

Summer Fun is a 2-hour drop-off program consisting of free-play, story and music time, an art project and snack in a classroom setting. Children will learn new songs, create fun works of art and make lots of new friends in a class of up to eight students.

Ages: 2-3 (only children who have not yet completed a 3's program)

Dates: choose 1-3 days per week from 6/3-8/16

Schedule: Monday-Friday 9:15am-11:15am

Green Moon Summer Art Playgroups 

Green Moon Art Playgroups embraces a unique early childhood education philosophy — learning through art — an at home program for children. Our curriculum of process art is designed and influenced by esteemed process-oriented teaching philosophies. Essentially, the means are more important than the ends.

Ages: 18 months-4 years old

Dates: 6/17-8/2

Schedule:

  • Rowayton: Mon & Weds 9:30am-11:30am
  • Darien: Tues & Thurs 9:30am-11:30am

Green Moon Summer Camp

Ages: 4-8

Dates: 1-week sessions from 8/5-8/30

Schedule: Monday-Friday 1:00pm-3:00pm

Whiteman Sports Programs

Children will rotate through mini sessions of tennis, baseball, soccer, basketball, lacrosse and other activities. Our children's sports programs are designed to promote safety and fun while learning as well as giving them early exposure to structured sports coaching in a well supervised environment.

Ages: 3-8

Dates: 1-week sessions from 6/10-8/23

Schedule: Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm

All Star FC Soccer Camp

The camps will be directed by Leigh Parsons, DHS Girls Varsity head coach. These camps will begin with stations designed to improve all aspects of a soccer player's game and end with competitive scrimmages, giving the players a chance to practice the skills and techniques they have learned.

Ages: 3-5

Dates: 

  • 7/1-7/5
  • 7/15-7/18
  • 7/29-8/1
  • 8/12-8/15
  • 8/26-8/28

Schedules:

  • Session 1: Mon, Tues, Weds, Fri 9:15am-10:15am
  • Session 2, 3, 4: Monday-Thursday 9:15am-10:15am
  • Session 5: Monday-Wednesday 9:15am-10:15am

Blue Wave Kickers Soccer Camp

Jon Bradley, head coach of the DHS boys varsity soccer team, will direct these camps. Focus will be on skill improvement and fun.

Ages: 3-5

Dates: 

  • 6/19-6/21
  • 7/8-7/11
  • 8/5-8/8
  • 8/19-8/22

Schedule: 

  • Session 1: Wednesday-Friday 9:30am-10:30am
  • Session 2, 3, 4: Monday-Thursday 9:30am-10:30am

Blue Wave Kickers & CFC

Jon Bradley, head coach of the DHS boys varsity soccer team, will direct these camps. Focus will be on skill improvement and fun.

Ages: 3-5

Dates: 6/24-6/27

Schedule: Monday-Thursday 9:30am-10:30am

Performance Kids @ Darien Arts Center

Create scenery, age appropriate costumes and learn songs and dances that culminate into a mini show performed on the final day of camp. 

Ages: 3+

Dates:

  • 6/10-6/14
  • 6/17-6/21
  • 7/22-7/26

Schedule: Monday-Friday 10:15am-12:45pm

Dance on the DL Camp

Dance, Play, Repeat! Each day at DL Summer camp campers will learn a fun hip hop routine, followed by games and arts & crafts time. Campers will have the opportunity to make things such as their very own t-shirt, hat, picture frame and friendship bracelet. Camp is drop-in (but must be registered for at least 24 hours in advance).

Ages: 4+

Dates: varies by age (register by the day)

Schedule:

  • 4 & 5 year olds: 6/25 & 6/26, 12:30pm-2:30pm
  • 6-10 year olds: 7/2-7/31, 12:30pm-3:00pm

Packer Soccer Camps

The whole focus of our Grasshopper Program is to make learning the wonderful sport of soccer fun and to build confidence through success. It makes no difference where your child is athletically, we make sure he/she will improve their skills and have loads of fun! We stress skill building - not winning - thus, there is no opportunity to fail. Each week culminates with an exciting Grasshoppers World Cup Game!

Ages: 3+

Dates:

  • 6/17-6/21
  • 6/24-6/28

Schedule: Monday-Friday 10:00am-11:00am

Darien School of Dance

Dance camp will include pre-ballet class, dance related art project, ballerina story time, dress up, dance games and snack.

Ages: 3.5-5

Dates:

  • 6/11-6/13
  • 6/18-6/20

Schedule: Tuesday-Thursday 10:00am-12:00pm

The Handwork School

Choose from a variety of camps and workshops throughout the summer! Camp includes materials and a yummy lunch. Visit the link above for individual camp themes and projects!

Ages: Preschoolers+

Dates: varies by age

Schedule: varies by session

UK International Soccer Camp 

Our Fun In The Sun program provides a fun, imaginative environment for the youngest soccer player just beginning the game.

Ages: 4-6

Dates: 7/22-7/26

Schedule: Monday-Friday 9:00am-10:30am

 

Greenwich

Mini Campers @ Greenwich YMCA 

Give your Preschooler/ Rising Kindergarteners the opportunity to learn, grow and play each day while making new friends. Weekly sessions include arts & crafts, music & movement, outdoor sports and daily Water Acclamation swim lessons, based on the YMCA’s National swim lesson curriculum.

Ages: 3-5

Dates: 1-week sessions from 6/24-8/16

Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30am-1:00pm or 5:30pm

Preschool Camp @ YWCA of Greenwich

Summer means water, sand, slides, learning and lots of fun for your child. Counselors, who are licensed teachers, nurture campers at all times. The YWCA has it all in abundance at our beautiful 6.5 acre Greenwich campus. Campers enjoy indoor and outdoor activities!

Ages: 15 months-5 years old

Dates: 4-week sessions from 6/24-8/16

Schedule: 2-5 days a week (depending on age) and as extended as 7:30am-6:00pm (depending on age)

Green Moon Summer Art Playgroups 

Green Moon Art Playgroups embraces a unique early childhood education philosophy — learning through art — an at home program for children. Our curriculum of process art is designed and influenced by esteemed process-oriented teaching philosophies. Essentially, the means are more important than the ends.

Ages: 18 months-4 years old

Dates: 6/17-8/2

Schedule: Mon & Weds 9:30am-11:30am

 

New Canaan

New Canaan Nature Center

Our camp programs aim to get children and youth unplugged from indoor activities through exciting, hands-on explorations in the outdoors. Our action-packed Summer Camp emphasizes fun experiences that give children an opportunity to simply “be a kid” while exploring the marvels of nature and making friends. Weekly themes inspire young adventurers at age-appropriate levels as they learn and play amidst our 40 acres of ponds, fields, and forest. Budding scientists uncover the mysteries of the natural world while adventure-seekers learn wilderness skills and experience the exhilaration of the great outdoors!

Ages: 3+

Dates: 6/3-8/16

Schedule:

  • 3 year olds: Monday-Thursday 9:00am-12:00pm
  • 4+ year olds: Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm or 3:30pm

Fairy Tale Theatre @ Performing Arts Conservatory

Students rehearse and perform the selected musical show - learning the songs, staging, choreography and present a fully produced/costumed performance to family and friends in the Conservatory Theatre on their final day.

Ages: 3 & 4 year olds

Dates: 6/17-6/21

Schedule: Monday-Friday 9:00am-10:00am

Camp Mini @ New Canaan YMCA

Your child’s first summer camp experience is a special one. Held at our Y, Camp Mini provides a safe and comfortable camp
experience for children to play, grow, and make friends. Our Y’s Camp Mini provides a safe, nurturing, and age-appropriate
environment for children ages 3-5. Camp Mini offers creative learning, recreational, and social experiences for our campers, who enjoy activities designed to teach new skills as well as provide lots of fun!

Ages: 3-5

Dates: 2-week sessions from 6/24-8/16

Schedule:

  • 3 year olds: Monday-Friday 9:15am-1:15pm
  • 4 & 5 year olds: Monday-Friday 9:15am-1:15pm or 4:15pm

Silvermine Arts Center

Silvermine Summer Art Studios offers children the opportunity to experience the arts, to have fun creating while challenging their imaginations and to meet friends. Students learn and experience creativity in the professional and nurturing environment. Young artists will explore creative processes, techniques and materials with the guidance of trained artists.

Ages: 3+

Dates: 1-week sessions from 6/17-8/28

Schedule: varies by class

 

Norwalk

Grow, Cook & Learn @ The Pink Rhubarb

Children will learn how a garden grows, practice beginning cooking skills, yoga, & crafts. Digging in the garden, life cycles and connections to nature are all explored with story time and garden walks. Campers will all interact together and share project based learning with food science both in the kitchen and the garden. We share ideas about where food comes from and how to bring it to the table with experiments and games. Together we continue to create connections to our healthy bodies and develop creativity.

Ages: 5+

Dates: 1-week sessions from 6/24-7/26

Schedule: Monday-Friday 9:30am-12:30pm

Tumble Jungle

Whenever school is closed, there is a ton of fun happening at Tumble Jungle. Our climate-controlled facilities, amazingly fun equipment, and exceptional staff create the ideal children’s camps. Camp activities generally include trampoline time, zip-line rides, bounce houses galore, age-appropriate games, themed activities, recreational sports, crafts, and so much more.

Dates: by the day or week from 6/17-8/23

Schedule: Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm (*add on "Monkey Time" for 1 extra hour of camp!)

Goldfish Swim School

This summer, Goldfish Swim School will offer Summer Jumpstart Clinics. Jumpstart Clinics give your little ones a jump start on becoming confident swimmers during the warm, summer months! They are 5 consecutive days of a 30-minute group swim lesson, Monday-Friday. It’s the perfect activity for non-camp weeks or days you are looking for something for your kids to do! Jumpstart Clinics are one month of lessons in just one week. Contact Goldfish Swim School at 203.590.9152 for more information.

Ages: 4 months+

Dates: 1-week sessions

  • 6/17
  • 6/24
  • 7/15
  • 7/22
  • 7/29
  • 8/5
  • 8/12

The Maritime Aquarium

The age-appropriate hands-on activities engage students in ways that demonstrate how exploring our world can be fun and exciting.

Ages: 4 & 5

Dates: 1-week sessions from 7/29-8/16

Schedule: Monday-Friday 9:30am-2:00pm

Overtime Athletics @ SoNo Field House

Overtime Athletics Summer Camps are a little bit of this… and a little bit of that! Our mode of providing fun and affordable summer camps, zeroes in on the best parts of traditional day camp like sports, games, contests, arts & crafts, team building challenges, and special activities, and also incorporates the latest trends in youth programming to include: scavenger hunts, bounce houses, water games, goofy golf, brain buster projects, and much, much more! Our proven curriculum and programming formula allows us to roll through the day weaving high intensity and low impact activities together so that every type of kid has their moment to shine.

Ages: 5+

Dates: 1-week sessions from 6/17-8/23

Schedule: Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:30pm (half day available)

Storybook Theatre Camp @ Crystal Theatre

Play pretend this summer at this one week afternoon drama camp specially designed for Preschool aged and Kindergarten students. Taught by certified educator Samantha Kulish and preschool teacher Debra Poruban, this camp is a wonderful introduction to drama and movement. Each afternoon, students will step into their favorite storybooks and bring them to life! As well as playing pretend, students will also take part in fun-filled theatre exercises and movement games. “Storybook Theatre Camp” culminates in a staged production on the last day of camp in our theater for family and friends to attend. Let your little star shine!

Ages: entering Kindergarteners

Dates: 6/10-6/14

Schedule: Monday-Friday 4:00pm-5:00pm

Pump It Up

Kids spend part of their day laughing, jumping, playing games, and part of their time creating art projects.

Ages: 3.5+

Dates: 1-week sessions from 6/17-6/28 & 7/29-8/30

Schedule:

  • Monday-Friday 8:30am-12:30pm
  • Monday-Friday 12:30pm-4:30pm
  • Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

 

Stamford

Wonder Art Camp @ SM&NC

Our newly-formatted caregiver/child classes provide age-appropriate opportunities to explore the season through art projects, live animal visits, sensory experiences, stories, and more! Now held in the larger classroom in Heckscher Barn, we’ll have more room for fun and exploration but still keeping our small group atmosphere and toddler-friendly atmosphere. Weekly themes will reflect seasonal happenings on the farm and in the forest, so we’ll explore summer veggies in the garden, water!

Ages: 18 months-2+ years old (with adult!)

Dates: 1-week sessions from 7/1-8/9

Schedule:

  • Mon & Weds 9:45am-10:30am or 10:45am-11:30am
  • Tues & Thurs 9:45am-10:30am or 10:45am-11:30am

Creative Kids Nature Camp @ SM&NC

Visit Heckscher Farm, explore our forest, and meet our live animals. Each week's theme will be chock full of age-appropriate, hands-on adventures both inside and out. Children will also create art projects to remember their camp experience. Our indoor and outdoor classroom areas are set up with play opportunities unique to each themed session. Each class is taught by an early childhood professional with previous teaching experience at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. Our indoor and outdoor classroom areas are set up with play opportunities unique to each themed session.

Ages: entering 4s program-entering Kindergarteners

Dates: 1-week sessions from 7/1-8/9

Schedule: Monday-Friday 9:15am-12:15pm

Long Ridge Camp

The children are offered a wide variety of activities that add up to a well balanced experience that includes Swimming, Sports, Arts, and Adventure. Special activities and visiting performers add spice to our usual routine throughout the summer. Our youngest campers have their own program geared to their need for activities that stimulate their growing bodies and minds as well as incorporating downtime including rest and storytelling.

Ages: 3+

Dates: 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8-week sessions from 6/24-8/16

Schedule: Monday-Friday 9:30am-1:30pm or 4:00pm

Bartlett Arboretum

Discover a new theme each week, which is tied to the plants and animals that live at the Arboretum. We’ll roam the Bartlett’s grounds from swamp to forest to greenhouse. Along the way we will create art, complete hands-on investigations indoors and out, have lots of time to play, and enjoy nature together!

Ages: entering Kindergarteners+

Dates: 1-week sessions from 6/24-8/16

Schedule: Monday-Friday 9:00am-3:00pm

Great Play

Each camp includes some of the kids’ all-time favorite games and activities from our award-winning programs and parties for their age group. We include some instruction, and a lot of running around, burning energy and having fun!

Ages: 3+

Dates: by the day from 6/24-8/24

Bridge Camp Session @ JCC Stamford

School’s out for the summer! Come join the perfect bridge program during the intersession before Camp starts!

Ages: 3-5

Dates: 1-week sessions from 6/11-6/22

Schedule: Monday-Friday 9:00am-1:00pm

Little Ones @ JCC Stamford

K’Tanim is the perfect place for toddlers to get a taste of O-la-mi this summer! This unique separation program is run by some of our most experienced early childhood staff, and is your child’s first step in joining our O-la-mi family. Exciting and developmentally appropriate activities are offered, such as water play, music, art, and much more!

Ages: 20 month olds-3 year olds

Dates: 1-week sessions from 6/24-8/16

Schedule: 2-5 day options 9:15am-12:45pm

Friends @ JCC Stamford

Our Chaverim program features age-appropriate activities for preschoolers, designed to create an environment of fun and exploration, and to promote friendships and growth. Some of the activities are: arts and crafts, story time, sports, playground time, special guest entertainers, music and daily swim lessons.

Ages: 3 & 4

Dates: 1-week sessions from 6/24-8/16

Schedule: Monday-Friday 9:00am-1:00pm or 4:00pm

Italian Center

The Italian Center summer Day Camps offer children an opportunity to develop, grow and learn while having fun during summer months. Our camps provide children with an opportunity to make lifelong friends, discover new experiences and create memories that last a lifetime! Campers enjoy swimming, sports, arts & crafts, music, dance, nature and so much more! Special events will be held throughout the summer.

Ages: 4+

Dates: 2-week sessions from 6/24-8/15

Schedule:

  • 4 year olds+: Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:30pm
  • entering Kindergarten+: Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:30pm or 4:00pm

Princess Summer Camp @ CT Dance Center

This camp unites our love of teaching young dancers with their love of princess stories! Camp days are filled with art, dance, dress-up and story time. Each week concludes with a mini princess showcase for parents.

Ages: 3-5

Dates: 1-week sessions from 6/17-8/16

Schedule: Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm

Tiny Tots Preschool Camp

Our seven week summer program consists of both educational & recreational activities. Each day consists of games, arts & crafts, gym activities, sports, nature, story time, water games and more.

Ages: 3-5

Dates: 

  • 6/24-7/5
  • 7/8-7/19
  • 7/22-8/2
  • 8/5-8/9

Schedule: Monday-Friday 9:00am-1:00pm

CT Soccer Network Camp

Campers will be exposed to individual foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, small-sided games and scrimmages. All activities will take place in an atmosphere which promotes good sportsmanship, teamwork and most of all, fun!

Ages: 3+

Dates: 

  • 6/15-6/19
  • 7/29-8/2

Schedule:

  • 3 & 4 year olds: Monday-Friday 9:00am-10:30am
  • 5 year olds+: Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm

Youth Elite Soccer Camp

The main objectives of YESsoccer Community Camps are to combine the overall development of the Player's physical capacities and fundamental movement skills with an introduction into the key components of soccer.

Ages: 3+

Dates: 8/12-8/16

Schedule:

  • 3-5 year olds: Monday-Friday 9:00am-10:30am
  • 6 year olds+: Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm

British Soccer Camp

This innovative program, created by childcare specialists, introduces children to the very basic skills of soccer in a fun, progressive and caring manner. First Kicks activities will include running, turning, stopping, jumping, kicking, throwing and catching. Each day we will aim to help improve balance, agility, coordination, social skills and cognitive ability. Your child's confidence and enthusiasm for the game will grow during our fun soccer challenges! Parental involvement is welcomed!

Ages: 3+

Dates:

  • 7/8-7/12
  • 7/22-7/26

Schedule:

  • 3-5 year olds: Monday-Friday 8:00am-9:00am
  • 6 year olds+: Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm

British Soccer Camp

This innovative program, created by childcare specialists, introduces children to the very basic skills of soccer in a fun, progressive and caring manner. First Kicks activities will include running, turning, stopping, jumping, kicking, throwing and catching. Each day we will aim to help improve balance, agility, coordination, social skills and cognitive ability. Your child's confidence and enthusiasm for the game will grow during our fun soccer challenges! Parental involvement is welcomed!

Ages: 3+

Dates:

  • 7/8-7/12
  • 7/22-7/26

Schedule:

  • 3-5 year olds: Monday-Friday 8:00am-9:00am
  • 6 year olds+: Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm

Peak All Sports Camp

This camp offers a combination of traditional sports games, physical education activities, and cooperative games.

Ages: 4+

Dates: 1-week sessions from 6/17-8/16

Schedule:

  • Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:30pm
  • Monday-Friday 12:30pm-4:00pm
  • Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm

My Gym

Drop your little ones off for 3 hours of fun! Potty training not required!

Ages: 2+

Dates: by the day from 6/17-8/28

Schedule:

  • Mon & Weds 1:00pm-4:00pm 
  • Thursday 12:30pm-3:30pm

 

Weston

Little Farmhands @ Lachat Town Farm 

Weekly themes inspire young adventurers as they learn and play in our field and on the farm! Each session gives children the opportunity to simply "be a kid" while exploring the marvels of nature and making friends. Children will become a gardener, explorer, artist, beekeeper and chef! Connecting to nature through outdoor play and hands-on experience is the heart of our program. At Little Farmhands, nature activities are synonymous with childhood in summer -- we engage children using outdoor fun to create pathways for lessons in nature and ecology.

Ages: 4+

Dates:

  • 6/17-6/21
  • 8/5-8/9
  • 8/12-8/16

Schedule: Monday-Friday 9:00am-1:00pm

 

Westport

Earthplace

Campers use the Earthplace Preschool classrooms and stay with their counselors throughout the day. Each camp session has an exciting theme around which the week is designed. Nature and the environment will come alive for these campers through theme-related activities including animal encounters, trail walks, arts and crafts, playground time, water play, story time and music.

Ages: 2+

Dates: 1-week sessions from 6/10-8/9

Schedule: Monday-Friday 9:00am-1:00pm

Little Farmers @ Wakeman Town Farm

Youngsters will dabble in all aspects of the farm experience—from planting and harvesting fresh veggies in the garden, to feeding our various farm animals. Children will learn how to spot squash bugs, where to look for monarch caterpillars, and how to collect eggs from the chicken coop! Children will delight in games, crafts, and food preparation using veggies straight from the gardens in this delightful and peaceful outdoor farm setting.

Ages: 3-5

Dates:

  • 6/24-6/28
  • 7/29-8/2
  • 8/5-8/9
  • 8/12-8/16

Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30am-12:00pm

Westport Arts Center

Get creative, innovative, and have fun through the arts by choosing from a catalog of unique and contemporary weeklong workshops. With everything from mixed media studios to themed courses delving into graffiti, design, and culture, each workshop will include hands-on projects and a new way to look at art. Classes will stimulate your child’s problem solving skills and invigorate their imagination through diverse materials. Your child will practice thinking creatively and critically!

Ages: 4+

Dates: 1-week sessions from 6/24-8/23

Schedule:

  • Monday-Friday 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Monday-Friday 1:30pm-3:30pm

 

Wilton

Adventures at Ambler Farm 

Depending on the week, students will have an opportunity to harvest berries, peas, cucumbers, garlic, potatoes, tomatoes and more. Spending time with our goats, sheep and pigs is a favorite activity along with checking our nesting boxes for eggs. Baby chicks, turkeys, ducks and rabbits provide engaging opportunities for kids to interact and learn. Every week is sure to include woodworking, hayrides, harvesting and cooking. We cook each day with recipes that are inspired by what is growing in our gardens.

Ages: 4+

Dates: 1-week sessions from 6/17-8/12

Schedule: Monday-Friday 9:15am-1:15pm


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