KIDS: Summer Planning 2015

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Planning for Summer 2015
Summer Planning Guide 2015 - Your Connecticut Summer Planning Resource Since 2009
It is not too early to begin planning for Summer 2015. Whether you are going to summer camp, getting a summer job, or just staying close to home, ConneCT Kids has some resources that will help you plan for a great summer. Additional items will be added as they become available. If you are considering having your resource listed on these pages, we suggest that you read the Guide to the Guides. If you know of any additional resources please let us know at
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Currently Licensed Youth Camps
The list of currently licensed Connecticut youth camps may be obtained from the Office of Early Childhood’s Youth Camp Licensing Program’s on-line lookup tool.. You may obtain the current full list using the following procedure.
  1. Open the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood's Youth Camp Information for Parents and Families page at
  2. Open the Online Lookup Tool link
  3. Select the Generate Roster(s) link from the list on left in the Online Services box
  4. Scroll down to the "Youth Camp Licensing" entry
  5. Select the link to expand the list of available rosters. There are two - "Actively Licensed Youth Camps" and "Approved Youth Camp Directors." Both maybe selected, no fee required.
  6. To select a list for generation, activate the checkbox beside either list.
  7. Then select the "Continue" button at bottom of page.
  8. Once the rosters have been generated, the "Roster Downloads Available" Page will open with a table listing the selected roster(s) and a selection of available download file formats for each - Excel Spreadsheet, Comma Seperated Value, or Text (tab delimited). We suggest Excel so you may sort the list on any of the available fields.After activating the desired format checkbox for each list, select the "Download" button. Depending on your bowser, you may be given a choice to Open or Save the file. 
The Connecticut Office of Early Childhood also provides the following information:
Statutes and Regulations for Youth Camps
Selected Youth Camps - The following camps have submitted information to be posted on this website. This listing is a service to parents, and does not indicate an endorsement by the State of Connecticut. Listings will be updated as they are received.
            July Summer Art Camp
ASAP Summer Camp     
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The University of Hartford -  Summer Place 2014  The University of Hartford offers four exciting summer camp programs for children from pre-school through twelfth grade. Each program is unique, yet all share a common commitment to excellence in curriculum, staff, and facilities. All programs are based on the premise that learning and fun go hand in hand!
Summer Place - provides first through ninth graders the opportunity to create a daily schedule of enrichment courses and athletic activities that reflects their personal interests and talents. The enrichment portion of the program offers more than 70 courses in art, computers, cooking, science, theater, and outdoor adventure. The recreational part of the program offers more than 20 athletic activities from archery to swimming. Offered in three two-week sessions - June 30–August 8.
Summer Place Leaders In Training - offers tenth and eleventh graders an opportunity to develop leadership and communication skills to become strong and confident leaders. The program includes Red Cross swim instruction and off-campus trips, and is offered in three two-week sessions. Offered in three two-week sessions - June 30–August 8.
Kinderplace & Li'l Place - Kinderplace is a kindergarten readiness program, Li'l Place is designed for preschool children, two special programs which combine the fun of camp with appropriate learning experiences. Theme-related activities in art, literature, music, and science are balanced with "center" time, puppet shows, nature walks, outdoor play, swimming, field trips, and so much more. Offered in three two-week sessions - June 30–August 8. Full (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) and part-day (8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.) options available
University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117 
Enmail:  (p) 860.768.4432    (f) 860.768.4233
Joan Levy Hepburn, Artist, Killingworth, CT
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Art at Murray Pond, Summer Art Camp for Kids. Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Color, Photography and more! Come and learn from a professional artist in a beautiful nature preserve in Killingworth. Starting July 1st. Ages 7-12, July 1-3, 9:00am to 12:00 noon. Ages 13-18, July 22-24, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. Register at Clinton Park and Recreation, 860-669-6901.
For older teens and adults, Adult Painting and Drawing Week at Murray Pond, July 15-19, 9:00am to 4:00pm. Bring lunch for a break from 12:00 to 1:00pm. Join a group of dedicated painters and come to a private preserve in Killingworth to paint en plein air, in the Pond House Studio, or even in a canoe on the pond! Enjoy the support of being part of a group as you receive individual instruction, while you focus on your painting for a week. All levels of experience are welcome from beginners to advanced!
Joan Levy Hepburn is a world class painter, who studied with Willem de Kooning, Rhode Island School of Design, and received her BFA from Kansas City Art Institute. She is also known as “The Color Doctor”  for her expertise in color, and has taught her famous color course for the last 30 years. 
All programs at 59 Route 148, Killingworth 06419. Call Joan at (860) 663-1169
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Yale Peabody Museum Summer Camps - July and August 2014: Are you looking for fun and educational camps for your child this summer? All programs provide opportunities to investigate our exceptional collections and include field trips. Camps meet daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Before care (8:00-9:00 am) and after care (4:00-5:00 pm) services are also available. To register for Summer Camp, visit
IMPORTANT: Camp Registration CLOSES Thursday at NOON the week before each camp week.
WOODCOCK IS A STATE LICENSED SUMMER CAMP - Join us in exploring our beautiful 149-acre preserve through hands-on activities that bring your child closer to our local wildlife. Some weeks even have a Friday night campout option for campers and their parents to set up tents, roast some marshmallows, and enjoy all the wonders a star-filled Woodcock night has to offer! We even prepare you breakfast the next morning! Campouts are cancelled if there is a strong threat of rain.
Early Explorers: We are offering a summer camp experience for 3 year olds and young 4s. This introduction to summer camp will offer daily signups and different topics each day. Come for one day; come for five! $35 a day for members; $40 a day for non-members. Groups will be limited to 8 campers with 2 college age counselors, with additional programming from senior staff. The camp sessions available daily from June 10-14 and June 17-21 and will run from 9-12 each day. This is a drop off program, and campers need to bring a snack, water bottle and be dressed to be outside each day, rain or shine. A change of clothes is recommended. This is a great opportunity for your little one to experience camp for the first time.  Due to the small group size, space is very limited. We are thrilled to be able to offer this experience to our littlest nature explorers!
Junior Naturalist Camp. For our Pre-K to Kindergarten campers, we offer our wildly popular traditional day camp, where each day promises a different nature theme. From Ssslithering Snakes to Digging for Dinosaurs to Native American Games, each day is filled with live animals, arts and crafts, hikes, games, and other age specific activities focusing on the theme of the day. Pre-K students (ages 4 and up) have the choice of AM or PM camps, while kindergarteners will have a choice of full or half day programs, depending on the week.
Junior Adverturers Camp. Our Full Day Junior Adventurer camp combines the best of the Junior Naturalist experience with some new challenging activities designed for active adventurers! This program is for Kindergarteners ready for a full day of exploration, and for 1st graders.
Adventure Camp - Especially for our 2nd to 7th grade campers! Geared to our older campers, they’ll enjoy a full day of canoeing, tracking, shelter building, rock climbing, animal handling, geocaching, hiking, games, and more! Look for the canoe in the schedule. Our camp is staffed by professional naturalists and college students. The ratio of staff to campers is 5 to 1 or better, and the maximum number of campers per group is 16.
Lunch Bunch - For our half day campers, we will again offer “lunch bunch.” Sign up for an extra hour of play at Woodcock – for only $10 per day, your child will eat lunch with some of our staff, and play in our supervised facilities. Space is limited and more information will be available during the weeks your child is enrolled.
Overnight Camp-Outs - We offer an optional Overnight Camp-Out on Friday after most weeks of camp. Campers who were with us that week may attend with an adult to take a night-hike, raft on our pond, enjoy s’mores over a campfire, and have a real camping experience when they sleep-over in tents out on our property. Join us the next morning for bagels provided by Ancona’s grocery store, plus muffins, fruit, juice and coffee!
Membership - Camp families must be members. Membership is $50 a year and is good for the immediate family. Membership entitles parents to discounts on many programs as well as early sign up for some programs. At Woodcock Nature Center, we base camp groups on the grade the child is currently in (not the grade s/he will enter in the fall).  For example, students in Pre-K in the spring, must sign up for the Pre-K camp. Finally, children must be four years old by the start of their camp week to be campers. We go by the grade the child is CURRENTLY in rather than the grade that the child will be starting in the fall.
Innovative Summer Camp -Camp SoundWaters, a unique day camp on the shores of Long Island Sound, offers the following summer camp programs:
Sea Stars – for children entering grades K-2. Hands-on science learning wrapped in FUN! Experience non-stop exploring, activities, games, and live animals.  One instructor to six students ratio. Swim lessons and parent/child activity included in every session.
Bluefish – for children entering grades 3-5. Join us for slippery, wet, and non-stop exciting discoveries! Enjoy collecting animals, canoe trips, and one overnight in the SoundWaters Center (two week sessions only). One educator to nine students ratio. Swim lessons and a parent/child activity are included in every session.
Small Boat Sailing - for children entering grades 4-8. Learn to sail and improve your sailing skills with our award winning sailing courses.
Camp runs from June 23 through August 22. 2014 registration is open.
Our camp is located in Cove Island Park in Stamford, CT. Registration and information at
SoundWaters, Cove Island Park, 1281 Cove Rd, Stamford, CT 06902, Phone:203 323 1978; Fax: 203 967 8306
Summer@Walker's is a day and residential camp located on the beautiful campus of The Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, Connecticut.  This camp is open to girls entering grades 3-10. Day Camp: June 23 - 27, 2014 :  Residential Camp: July 6 - 25, 2014.  Both half and full-day course options are available, as well as extended care for early drop off/late pickup.  Campers can customize a schedule based on individual interests by combining courses in visual arts, performing arts, film, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), Chinese Language and Culture Immersion, and horseback riding.  Weekend excursions (to Boston, Newport, and NYC) are also offered to bridge the gap between multiple sessions of camp.
Our Summer Riding Experience offers morning and/or afternoon horseback riding lessons, and is taught by The Ethel Walker School's award winning riding team.  For more information, visit our website: or call us at (860) 408-4370.
Summer Day Camp - Available for kids that are entering kindergarten through 12 year. Field trips three times per week. Fun home base activities include art, science, drama, games, building materials & more. Schedule as many days/weeks to suit your needs. Room to Grow is a child care center and nursery school inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to early education. Programs for Infants, Toddlers, Twos, Preschoolers, Kindergarten & School-Aged Kids. Monday - Friday  6:30 AM - 6:00 PM. Flexible Scheduling - Full & Part TIme. Staff certified in Children's First Aid, CPR and Administration of Medications. Air Conditioned - Bright - Clean Facility. Located Next to the Litchfield Community Center on Route 202. 860 567-8422.
As of summer 2014 Channel 3 Kids Camp will be opening a fully accessible program for children 8 to 18 years of age with both physical and developmental needs to the already existing summer camp. The program will include 24 hour nursing care and highly trained staff to work in this new program.
Along with this new summer program we are also looking to provide respite care for children ages 8 to 21 in our off season as early as January 2014. The new respite program will be once a month on weekends before camp begins and will also include meals, board and activities for participants.
JCC Day Camps - There’s something for every child!

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The JCC's summer camps provide children of all backgrounds ages 3-16+ with a variety of unique camp options. Our camp features an outdoor pool, large indoor assembly space, drama stage, sports fields, basketball, ga-ga and human foosball courts, picnic areas, an archery range, and four miles of hiking trails spread over 54 acres. Located at the JCC of Greater New Haven, 360 Amity Rd., Woodbridge, CT 06525. Contact:, 203-387-2522 x253.

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Camp KO

Camp KO is a day camp located on the beautiful campus of The Kingswood Oxford School in West Hartford, Connecticut. Now in its second season, Camp KO is open to boys and girls entering grades 5-11 with programs in academics, the arts and a variety of sports. The camp runs weekly from 8:30am-4:30pm, June 16-20 and July 7- August 1. Campers choose one area to dive into each week, which allows them the time they need to reach beyond their existing ability, acquire new skills, embrace struggle and fall in love with the process of learning.

We provide a full health and wellness program to all campers with a daily conditioning/fitness class and a deep stretch class as well as weekly guest speakers and nutrition seminars. Campers receive a written evaluation at the end of the session and participate in culminating events and projects. Instruction in all areas is led by experts with years of teaching and coaching experience. Our staff provides the perfect balance of working hard in a fun and enriching environment.

For more information, please visit our website at ]  or call Camp Director, Sheri Slobin Shea at 860-727-5032.

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Camp Hazen YMCA is a licensed and ACA accredited residential summer camp for boys and girls in Chester, CT. We are an independent YMCA camp unaffiliated with any of the facility branches in the state or elsewhere. Camp Hazen has more than 90 years of making summers memorable for kids.  One of the reasons for this long-term success is the firm belief in maintaining the traditions and values that make campers want to come back year after year.  Campfires, ceremonies, singing, camping out under the stars, small cabin groups and a family-like community are as important as helping kids develop their character and confidence. Four two week sessions and three one week sampler sessions available, but several are already full. June 22 - August 22. Tier pricing plans and financial assistance available through application. Online registration available. Contact: Camp Hazen YMCA, 204 West Main Street, Chester, CT 06412. Tel: (860) 526 9529; Fax: (860) 526 9520; Email:; Website:
Connecticut Camping AssociationThe CT Camping Association (CCA) has been the voice of CT camps since 1967.  The CCA is a non-profit organization that promotes good camping practices and works closely with the CT Department of Public Health (DPH) and the American Camp Association (ACA).  These camps are licensed by the DPH and inspected during the camp season every summer.  Many of the camps have also chosen to become accredited by the American Camp Association, which requires meeting hundreds of standards and is voluntary. Connecticut Camping Association, Your Summer Camp Connection
Joe Namath Football Camp - A licensed Connecticut camp. Overnight and day campers welcome.
Location: Western CT State University - Danbury, CT (43 Lake Avenue Extension - West Side Campus)
Phone: (866) 626-2841
General Camp Info: Now in our 43rd year, the Joe Namath/John Dockery Football Camp offers instructional football for campers between the ages of 8-18. The camp is broken down into three divisions based on age, size, ability, and previous playing experience. Camp for the summer of 2014 is scheduled for July 13th - July 17th at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT.
Audubon Center at Bent of the River
The Summer Day Camp Program at the Audubon Center at Bent of the River encourages campers to discover the wonders of the natural world. Camp staff are selected for their experience and skills working with youth in educational environments and for their knowledge of local ecology and natural history. All staff must pass background checks and are required to hold current CPR and First Aid certifications, making camp a safe place to learn about and experience nature. June 30- August 15. Scholarships available.
Audubon Naturalists Day Camp: Grades 1&2 and 3&4   
Audubon EcoDiscoverers Day Camp for Children entering Grades 5-7
Leaders in Training Camp for Ages 14 and up.
LOCATION: Audubon Center at Bent of the River, 185 East Flat Hill Rd., Southbury, CT
Phone: Phone: 203-264-5098

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Chinese Summer Camp 2014 Study Abroad Without Leaving the Country . Chinese Summer Camp is a unique full day immersion educational program that builds competency in Chinese language, provides a hands on understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture. A rich program covering Chinese, Math, Science, Arts/crafts and other topics. 
Time: 9 am to 4 pm August 11 – August 22 2014
Site: 311 Temple Street, New Haven CT (Next to Yale Visitor Center)
$250 Core Camp per week (Same as 2013)
$40 per week for the before and after program
Before camp: 8 am to 9 am After camp: 4 pm to 6 pm
Phone: 203-271-9195; Email: (Judy Carten)
Mystic Seaport Summer Camps and Programs
Mystic Seaport offers a number of summer camp programs that provide a unique learning adventure where meeting new friends is fun and easy. Our wide selection of Summer Day Camps offers boys and girls ages 4 to 16 a kids’-eye-view of maritime history as they explore the Museum; Community Sailing classes let children ages 8 and older build and refine sailing skills; 10- to 15-year-olds can spend a week learning to sail by day and sleeping aboard a tall ship by night in the Joseph Conrad Summer Sailing Camp; and ages 15 and older can sail along the coast as part of the crew of the schooner Brilliant. Select the camp that best suits your children and give them a summer to remember at Mystic Seaport! Financial assistance is available for Summer Day Camp, the Joseph Conrad Overnight Sailing Camp, the teen sailing program on Brilliant (summer), and our youth and homeschool Community Sailing program (spring, summer and fall).
Summer Day Camps (Ages 4-16)
Junior Explorers Summer Day Camp
Joseph Conrad Overnight Sailing Camp (Ages 10-15)
Joseph Conrad Summer Sailing Camp
Community Sailing (Ages 8+)
Community Sailing at Mystic Seaport
Schooner Brilliant Summer Sailing Program (Ages 15+)
Call 860.572.5322, ext. 1 or email
SJ Riding Camp
SJ Riding Camp, located in Ellington CT, is a state licensed and American Camp Association accredited camp for girls, ages 8 to 16, who love horses. Our days are filled with riding lessons for beginners to advanced riders, horse care, barn management classes, swimming with the horses, supper rides, learning how to show a horse and much more. Girls also enjoy boating and swimming in our lake, tennis, archery, arts and crafts, evening programs, and field games. Each session ends with a horse show that family members may attend. Summer 2015 begins on June , with 1, 2 and 3 week sessions. Call today to arrange a tour. Contact: Alexandra Thomas, Director, 130 Sandy Beach Road, Ellington, CT 06029. 860 872-4742. or
Camp Farnam A Summer Day Camp by Farnham Neighborhood House.
Camp Farnam provides 5- to 12-year-olds from New Haven, Fair Haven and the surrounding communities with the kind of safe, happy, carefree summer that every child deserves to experience. Programs and facilities include: Olympic-sized in-ground pool, baseball field, basketball court, hiking trails, pavilion for science experiments, arts and crafts and rainy-day activities, picnic area, Kitchen and dining facilities.
Open Monday through Friday during scheduled sessions and designed to providing children with a complete summer day camp experience, activities include Red Cross swimming instruction, team-building activities, nature studies, organized sports, field events, nutrition education, cook-outs and more! The program emphasizes the group experience, as well as encourages an appreciation for nature and the environment. Applicants are considered without regard to race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, mental disability, national origin, age, physical disability or ability to pay.
Contact Farnham Neighborhood House  9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday year-round and 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday during the school year. (203) 562-9194 phone; (203) 562-2812 fax; EMail:; Website
In its 14th year, children ages 4.5-17 come to ASAP Summer Camp to have fun and get creative. ASAP Summer Camp is a full-day camp like no other in the area. We offer a comprehensive artsexperience led by professional teaching artists. Daily offerings for ages 4.5-14 include visual arts, dance, drama, music, creative writing, circus arts, costume making, and special projects. For ages 14-17, the Counselor-in-Training program provides a creative and fun atmosphere where teens work closely with the teaching artists, learn about public speaking, résumé building, and how to work with and lead the younger campers. The Counselor-in-Training program may qualify for community service hours at your child's school. Camp culminates in an entertaining festival open to the public, which features the students’ work and performances. The camp is held at the Washington Montessori School in New Preston, August 3-14 2015. Phone: 860-868-0740. Email:
The New Children's Museum Summer Camps
The New Children's Summer Camp is a state-certified camp that specializes in science and nature. Our day camp has either a full day or half day option and is for children entering grades 1 through 6. Each week has a theme, but each session is sure to feature planetarium shows, animal demonstrations, and time exploring exhibits. Using museum resources, The New Children’s Museum offers a very unique summer camp experience.
The New Children’s Museum Preschool also runs a camp, full day or half day option, for children of preschool age. The Preschool is onsite and so the children also get to enjoy visiting the museum.
Summer Programs - The following organizations have submitted information on thier summer programs for children to be posted on this website. This listing is a service to parents, and does not indicate an endorsement by the State of Connecticut. Listings will be updated as they are received.
Arts Center Killingworth           Connecticut Dance Theater and the Arts
    Danbury Music Center  
Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo - Unplug and explore this summer at Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo! Connecticut's only zoo features 300 animals representing primarily North and South American species. Visitors won't want to miss our Amur (Siberian) tigers, Brazilian ocelot, Red wolves, and Golden Lion tamarins. Other highlights include our South American rainforest with free-flight aviary, the prairie dog exhibit with "pop-up" viewing areas, the New England Farmyard with goats, cows, pigs, sheep, and other barnyard critters, plus the hoofstock trail featuring bison, pronghorn, deer, and more. Visitors can grab a bite at the Peacock Café, eat in the Picnic Grove, and enjoy a ride on our colorful carousel. For more information, visit
July 8 – August 16: Zoo Patrol, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
If you love animals, the environment and being outdoors then you’ll love Zoo Patrol, a week full of Zoo Keeper talks, behind the scenes tours, hands-on learning, games, crafts and more! Each day patrollers tour an area of the zoo (Rainforest, Predators, Farmyard, Hoofstock) and have a special presentation by our keeper staff. The activities may include making enrichment items for the animals, watching training procedures, learning about new exhibits, and more. Each week also offers some of our zoo presentations and introduction to our education animal collection. We offer zoo related games, crafts and activities for the younger groups. The sessions for the older children may include hands on activities involving tracking, scientific observation, and artifact identification. Zoo Patrollers also take part in all special summer shows offered by the zoo. Each day includes time for a snack and a little air-conditioned break! Special Friday activities include a carousel ride and a trip to the gift shop. Sessions are scheduled for children ages 6 to 8, 9 to 11 and 12 to 14. Zoo Patrol takes place in our Research Station and throughout zoo grounds.
•   July 8 – 12; session for 6 to 8 year olds?
•   July 15 – 19; session for 9 to 11 year olds?
•   July 22 – 26; session for 6 to 8 year olds?
•   July 29 – August 2; session for 12 to 14 year olds?
•   August 5 – 9; session for 9 to 11 year olds?
•   August 12 – 16: session for 6 to 8 year olds
Cost: $130.00 per week for members, $155.00 for non-members. To register, please visit Please call the Education Department for more information: 203 394-6563.
SUMMER CAMP - Colonial Kid’s Adventure Camp: (Ages 8-12) Boys and girls spend a week exploring life in the 1700s as a colonial child! Activities at both the historic Noah Webster House and the farm at Westmoor Park provide campers a first-hand experience with the games, fun, and chores of colonial times. During the camp, children become colonial “characters” and help to cook their lunches over an open-hearth. They explore Noah Webster’s house and garden, work on crafts, and play games. At Westmoor Park, children encounter life on a farm by caring for the barnyard animals, tending the vegetable garden, and creating food and crafts from the bountiful natural resources of the park. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday sessions will be held at the Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street West Hartford. Tuesday and Thursday sessions will be held at Westmoor Park, 119 Flagg Road West Hartford
Bookworm Adventure Workshops - (Ages 3-6) Join us this summer at the Noah Webster House for a “Bookworm Adventure” workshop where children explore language and literacy through storytelling, the use of a felt board to illustrate what they have learned, and activities that will make the story come to life. This is a teacher-led program using Noah Webster’s House, the Museum, and our hands-on discovery space to inspire children to love to read at this critical stage of learning! Children must be toilet trained.
To register, contact the Education Department at the Noah Webster House 860-521-5362 ext.14 or email  or 
Lutz Children's Museum - Summer Camp 2014. A frigid New England winter is guaranteed to have us wishing for balmy mornings, sunny afternoons, and summer camp! The Lutz Children’s Museum is back again for another summer filled with nature hikes, swimming, science, art, and animals! Register for one, two, three, or all seven week-long sessions. We will start on July 7th, 2014. Hours each day are from 8:30AM to 3:00PM. Though it may seem far away now, spots fill up quickly.  Please contact the museum for more information.
Rachel Hadyka    860-643-0949.
Gan Hayeled Early Childhood Center Summer Camp - Gan Hayeled offers a relaxed, nurturing, fun summer camp for children ages 2-5.  Mondays through Fridays 9am - 1pm. Led by qualified and experienced early childhood teachers. We offer an indoor/outdoor program with weekly themes incorporating creative play, baking, crafts, stories, singing and dancing. We plant and take care of our nature garden of herbs, vegetables, fruit and flowers.  Daily outdoor water play keeps the campers cool with slides, sprinklers, water tables, bubbles and home-made ice pops. Sign up for all six weeks and save or choose your weeks. June 30, 2014 - August 8, 2014. For questions or further information, please contact Lana Gad, Early Childhood Director at (203) 389-2111 ext. 214 or  Website:
Guilford Arts Center Summer Programs for Youth - Guilford Art Center announces its 2014 summer youth program. Painting, drawing, ceramics, photography, mixed media and more. Morning and afternoon classes, full-day options. For more info visit the Art Center’s website,
Neighborhood Music School's Audubon Arts Summer Programs - JUNE 23 - AUGUST 1, 2014. This summer program for children and teens has been an NMS favorite for more than 30 years! Using creative dramatics as a cornerstone, participants are grouped by age into seven different color groups and enjoy a wide range of activities designed to encourage self-expression and  creativity.
Oddfellows Playhouse Summer Programs - The World and Work of Eric Carle, Ages: 4–7; Children's Circus of Middletown, Ages: 8–14; Summer Shakespeare Academy, Ages: High School. Oddfellows Playhouse is the largest and most active year-round youth theater in Connecticut. We are an independent, not-for-profit organization with an arts/social service mission. Registration at
New Haven Ballet Summer ProgramsChildren’s Division Camps: New Haven Ballet offers two exciting new educational ballet camps for young children focused on dance, creativity, self- expression and music. Ages 3-7. Student Division Summer Intensives: The Summer Intensives offer ballet students the highest caliber of classical ballet training, augmented by a rich diversity of classes taught by our outstanding faculty. Ages 8+. Musical Theater Camp: New Haven Ballet offers a week-long camp in musical theater focused on dance, rhythm, and music. Ages 8+. Open Division Summer Classes: Open Division Classes are available for students, 16 years and older, with and without previous ballet, modern or jazz experience. These classes are offered at each of our studios on a drop-in basis with no pre-registration required. 
Common Ground Environmental Center Summer Camps - July and August 2014. Common Ground campers will come home happy, dirty, and tired, full of stories of adventure and discovery. Each day is spent making friends and learning about how all things are connected, from the food we eat to the air we breathe, throughout the farm, the forest, and the city. Common Ground camps emphasize children’s connection to nature, as well as the spirit of summer time fun – mud, frogs, sprinklers, and sun. We pride ourselves on allowing children to explore and play, growing in independence and discovery, while providing a safe and educational environment. Weekly sessions July 7, 2014 to August 11, 2014. Common Ground, 358 Springside Avenue, New Haven, Connecticut 06515, P: 203.389.4333, F: 203.389.7458
iD Tech Camps
iD Tech Camps held at Yale, Sacred Heart, and Wesleyan
Develop an iPhone or Android app, code a program in C++ or Java, create a video game, mod with Minecraft, build a robot, construct a website, produce a movie, or design a digital photo portfolio. At iD Tech Camps, imaginations soar as kids and teens unlock their internalDrive and use 21st century skills to transform interests into projects of their own-and have fun doing it. For both the beginning computer novice and advanced tech whiz, students collaborate, make new friends and develop new skills, gaining confidence and a competitive advantage for college and future careers. High-energy, hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education programs presented in a fun camp setting-on a prestigious university campus like Yale, Sacred Heart, Wesleyan, and others. 2014 scheduals and registration.  
iD Programming Academy & iD Film Academy
2-week, pre-college, intensive overnight programs where teens ages 13-18 interact with industry professionals and discover potential careers.  iD Programming Academy (app development, programming, robotics engineering, and more) and iD Film Academy (filmmaking and photography) are held at Yale and other locations. There is also iD Gaming Academy held at Stanford, Harvard, Vassar, and other universities.  Also weeklong, day and overnight summer programs held at Yale, Sacred Heart, Wesleyan, Princeton, Stanford, and more. 2014 scheduals and registration available.
Independent Day School - 2014 summer programs  The Independent Day School (IDS) and The Middlesex Academy for the Performing Arts (MAPA), together build a wide range of performing arts and experiential learning opportunities for students aged three to entering grade twelve. IDS Summer Programs 2014. Programs will run for seven weeks, beginning on Monday, June 23rd and running through August 8th. Normal program hours are 8:30-3:30. At an additional cost, before care (7:30-8:30) and after care (3:30-6:00) will be available. The Independent Day School Summer Programs offer enriching and creative experiences for children ages 3 through high school. Children may enroll in Summer Programs for one to seven weeks, for a full day, 8:30-3:30. Explorers Program (Ages 3-6)  -  Summer Explorers is a recreation program based on a weekly theme.  Academy Program (Ages 6 through Entering 8th Grade) - 2014. Workshops for this age group include science & technology, the visual & performing arts, and sports & outdoor education.   MAPA - Middlesex Academy for the Performing Arts, Summer Musical Production (grades 3-9).  Our Summer Theater Program offers a unique opportunity for children who love the stage. The MAPA Summer Theater Program is a great place to learn from experienced drama instructors while making friends with others who share a passion for the performing arts. 
Community Farm of Simsbury - Register now for our hands-on, farm-based summer programs!  We offer week-long day camps for ages 3 - 10th grade.  We even have a program for ages 18 months to 2 years, to explore the farm with a parent or guardian. Daily activities include taking care of our animals, helping in our certified organic gardens, exploring the environment in our steam and wetlands and creating tasty snacks with farm fresh fruits and vegetables. All produce grown on the farm is donated to local food banks. Camp is held from 8:45am to 3:30pm, with before and aftercare available as needed. Please visit our website for more information
The Elm City ChamberFest. Join us for our 10th Anniversary Summer Session, June 30th to  July 12th, 2014 in New Haven, CT. Auditions March 14 & 16th New Haven, CT; March 21st & 23rd  Southport, CT.  Founded in 2005, Elm City ChamberFest is a two-week intensive chamber music program for intermediate and advanced string and piano students from ages 8 - 18. In addition to participating in their weekly chamber music performances, students, in small 5:1 student to teacher ratio class sizes, receive daily coachings, private lessons and master classes from ECCF faculty.  Additional instruction is provided by our internationally renowned guest artists that offer master classes and coachings throughout the two weeks. Students also have the opportunity to observe a world class group of faculty and guest artists in performances as part of an evening concert series.  Elm City ChamberFest is also one of the few programs in the country that offers chamber music for young guitar students. Additionally, the ECCF program includes a variety of electives and enrichment classes such as string orchestra, cello choir, guitar ensemble, music theory, children’s choir, Jazz, Klezmer, Theater Improvisation, Yoga, and Alexander Technique. To learn more about ECCF, to register your student or to become a sponsor of Elm City ChamberFest, please visit or for more information or contact us directly at or (203) 297-6091. 
CREC SUMMER PROGRAMS - CREC's 2014 Summer School programs offer a wide variety of excellent opportunities for academic improvement, career exploration & summer enrichment for students of all ages.
CREC: Capitol Region Education Council, 111 Charter Oak Avenue · Hartford, CT 06106, (860) 247-CREC
Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation - Dog Days of Summer Program. Calling all kids ages 8-12! Dogs! Dogs! Dogs! If your kids love dogs, have them join Fidelco for a week-long program to learn about man's best friend. This professionally run program includes:
  • Guide dogs and their partnets
  • Grooming
  • Health care
  • Dogs with other jobs
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Contact Jan Adams at 860-243-4801 or for registration forms or further information. Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, Inc. 103 Old Iron Ore Road, Bloomfield, CT 06002.
Curtain Call's Summer Youth Theater - For over twenty years, Curtain Call's Summer Youth Theatre has provided creative outlets for youth ages ten to twenty-one both on stage and behind the scenes. Overall, our Summer Youth Theatre provides nearly 100 hours of creative enrichment and interaction for youth with common interests under the guidance of a team of area professionals. (Participation fee $50.).  Curtain Call's Summer Youth Theatre announces its 2014 production of The Muusic Man. You must be entering 4th grade thru age 21 to participate. Auditions  and crew sign-ups will take place after Memorial Day: Production  rehearses late June thru August MOnday thru Thursday evenings and some weekends.For more information contact Curtain Call Education Director and SYT Producer Brian J. Bianco at 203-329-8207 x16 or
Connecticut Science Center - 2014 Summer Exploration Camps (July 21- August 22, 2014)
Your 1st to 6th graders will spend their school vacation learning and having fun at our Summer Vacation Exploration Camps. Attend one week or all five.  Drop off - 8:00AM. Pick up - 3:30 to 4PM. Extended Care from 4 to 5PM ($15 fee). Cost: $315 per week for Non-members/$300 per week Employees of Businesses in Downtown Hartford/ $285 per week for Members and Corporate Members. To learn more or to make a reservation, call the Youth Programs Hotline at (860) 520-2177 or email
July 21 – July 25: Amusement Park Engineering
Welcome to a world of roller coasters and Ferris Wheels, of arcade games and fantastic water fun! Help us transform the Science Center’s labs into thrilling amusement parks. Design and build rides during an action-packed week and take home your own K’NEX roller coaster kit.
July 28 – August 1: It's A Robot World
Robots are everywhere; people use them to help clean the house, assist in medical procedures, and even to aid army pack dogs. Keep up with the times and learn all about robot mechanics. Program real microprocessor robots to do various tasks and build your own robot to take home! Experienced campers can program their robots to complete extreme challenges.
August 4 – 8: Building From the Ground Up
Get dirty as you design your own landscape. Will it survive nature’s forces of destruction? Work with—not against—nature as raging rivers try to sweep away houses, and earthquakes or hurricanes threaten buildings and bridges. The world is in your hands!
August 11 – 15: The Speed of Science
Science has many speeds! Experience the blazing speed of your own custom-built CO2 car and design a course to see just how slowly you can make a ball roll. Work in teams to create your own Rube Goldberg-style machine—at what speed will yours move? The possibilities are endless!
August 18 – 22: iSpy
Come to camp in your best disguise! Learn the science behind a secret agent’s gadgets and tricks of the trade. Build time-activated decoys, use your knowledge of chemistry to write secret messages, and set alarms and traps. Discover the latest spy technology, including a remote-controlled flying drone that takes aerial video footage, and build a remote-controlled metal detector to help you find buried secrets!
DOWNUNDER SUMMER PROGRAMS - Kayaking, Paddle Boarding and Fitness Fun
Summer programs weekly from the end of June through August. Our summer programs are all about learning to paddle, water safety and having fun! 10% discount for returning campers, and for siblings. Water bottle & daily snack provided. Westport (ages 10+) and Rowayton (ages 6+)
Afterschool PaddleFit For Kids - PFit Junior   8-12 yrs, Westport only 4-5pm, $100/session, $175 two sessions
Session 1 - May  7, 14, 21, 28 (Wednesday?s). Session 2 - June 4, 11, 18, 25 (Wednesdays?)
Summer PaddleFit Camp for Teens - A week long program that teaches and develops paddling skills through a fitness program that is challenging, entertaining, and fun.  PFit Teen   13-16 yrs   Westport daily (Mon.-Fri.) 9:30-12:30pm $375
Summer Weekly Kayaking & SUP -  Kiwi 6 - 9 yrs, Rowayton daily (Mon.-Fri.) 9:30-12:30pm $375. Koala 10-13 yrs, Rowayton and Westport daily (Mon.-Fri.) 1-4pm* $375? *Week of August 4-8 the Koala program in Westport will be from 9:30-12:30pm
DOWNUNDER WESTPORT, ?575 Riverside Ave, Westport CT 06880, (203) 956-6217. DOWNUNDER ROWAYTON, 157 Rowayton Ave, Rowayton (Norwalk) CT 06853, (203) 642-3660
Loomis Chaffee School Summer Program - Where the wonders of summer meet the joys of learning. June 29–August 2, 2014. Why settle for an ordinary summer ... insist on an extraordinary summer! Build a robot, learn Chinese, throw a pot, write a poem, conquer geometry, dance, play squash, make new friends — join the fun at the Loomis Chaffee Summer Program! Explore both familiar and new subjects in an atmosphere that inspires academic engagement, enrichment, and growth. You will learn alongside peers from around the world in small, experiential classrooms. Our talented and caring faculty — experts in their respective disciplines — offer a broad curriculum that includes writing, science, robotics, visual arts, history, and mathematics. 4 Batchelder Road     Windsor, CT 06095, Tel 860-687-6000
Arts Center Killingworth - Registration Open for Arts Center Killingworth 2014 Summer Camps
July Fashion and Art Camps
Art Center Killingworth’s popular summer camps: July Fashion Weeks I and II and the Art of Mother Nature Camps are now accepting registration.  These programs fill early so don’t wait to register. 
In Art of Mother Nature, children, ages 6-8 and 9-14 use nature as inspiration to draw, paint and sculpt on the grounds of the Arts Center.  Mornings the Arts Center works with children ages 6-8 and afternoons (1-4pm) children ages 9-14 participate in art projects geared to their ages. Register Early to save your child’s spot for our popular Summer Camps on the grounds of the Arts Center Killingworth. Fashion Art Weeks for Ages 11-16. Week One: July  14-18, 2014;  Week Two: July 21-25, 2014. Art of Mother Nature Camp for Ages 7-12. July 28-August 1, 2014 Visit for Brochure & Registration Form. 
The Bridgeport Theater Company - Bridgeport Theatre Company is proud to announce BTC, Jr., a 2-week summer theater program for young actors of all experience levels (entering 1st grade through entering 8th grade). 
Session #1 (Schoolhouse Rock Jr.) runs July 9-20  (PERFORMANCE for parents/families: Thurs July 19 @ 7pm); Session #2 (Disney's 101 Dalmations Jr.) runs July 23-Aug 3 (PERFORMANCE for parents/families: Thurs Aug 2nd @ 7pm).
BTC, Jr. is a comprehensive, immersive theater experience for young actors (entering grade 1 through entering grade 8) of all experience levels.  This year's program will be held at the wonderful facility of the United Congregational Church at Park and State Street in Downtown Bridgeport.  Reverend Sara Smith has welcomed BTC into their church, which contains a large rec room including a large stage for the production, as well as multiple classrooms throughout the church which are available to us for our break-out classes and activities.
In each two-week session the students will create a full production of a musical, from acting/singing/dancing to the offstage magic that goes into mounting a musical: set building, costume design, prop creation, program design, etc.
The mornings will comprise of rehearsing the musical (informal-type auditions will be held the first day of the program); the afternoons will comprise of creating sets, costumes, props, etc for the show, as well as educational classes such as acting technique, improvisation, theater games, and more.  At the end of the two-week session there will be a performance for parents/families/friends on the second Thursday evening.  Then on the final day of the program the students will complete their experience by 'striking' the production (along with the staff of course), which is an important aspect of creating the show, it provides closure for the artist and also teaches discipline in seeing a project through to the very end.
Full-day students will enjoy a comprehensive experience in creating a show from start to finish.  Half-day students will rehearse the show and enjoy occasional break-out activities like theater games.  For a full theatrical experience we recommend the full-day, but we still vow to our half-day students to provide a wonderful experience. 
Location: United Congregational Church, 877 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604. Times: Full-day: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, Half-day: Mon-Fri 9am-Noon. Cost: Full-day tuition (9am-4pm) is $500 for each 2-week session; Half-day tuition (9am-Noon) is $300 for each 2-week session. 20% discount available for siblings.  ($100 off full-day / $60 off half-day) Some students may qualify for tuition assistance for lower income families.  Please email us directly if you would like to be considered:, or write a note in the comments box at the bottom of the registration form.
Discovery Museum - Discovery Museum Summer Programs 2014 - Just because school's out, there is no reason to stop learning!! Here at The Discovery Museum, we make learning fun. Sign your children up for one of our week-long, exciting, hands on programs and open the doors to a whole new world of exploration. Program instructors are members of the museum’s highly trained staff.  Full and half-day programs run June 23, 2014 to August 8, 2014.    Fabulous Fun and Learning All Summer Long!
Brainiacs - For children entering K or 1st grade; Adventurers - For children entering grades 2 through 4; Explorers - For children entering grades 5 through 7; Voyagers - For children entering grades 4 through 6, Trailblazers - For children entering grades 6 through 9. ONLINE SIGN-UP Multiple Program Discount! Book 5 or more programs in a single purchase and receive a 10% discount.
Yale Peabody Museum - 2014 Summer Camps. Are you looking for a fun and educational program for your children next summer?Don't be disappointed - sign up now! Camps meet daily from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday.  Before care (8 am to 9 am) and after care (4 pm to 5 pm) services are also available. All camps meet at the Peabody Museum in New Haven.  There will be no camps at Yale's West Campus this summer.
Summer is a time of growth and discovery, and summer camps are the source of countless enriching and memorable experiences for children. At the Yale Peabody Museum, summer camp provides the opportunity to learn about natural and cultural history in a relaxed setting, through fun and engaging hands-on experiences. The Museum’s world-class collections and exhibits serve as a truly unique backdrop to each week’s program. While some camps focus on a specific topic or set of skills, others are broad surveys of everything the Peabody has to offer!
A limited number of full and partial need-based scholarships are available. To be eligible, those seeking scholarships must apply by May 4, 2012 (you will be asked to submit copies of your family’s most recent tax documents). Other restrictions apply. 
At a minimum, the Program Registration Form and a $100 deposit are required to reserve a space for your child in one of our summer programs.  If your child’s camp is canceled two months before the start of camp, a full refund will be issued.  If the camp is canceled less than two months before the start of camp, the refund of the deposit is subject to our ability to fill your child’s space.
Connecticut Dance Theater and the Arts - Summer Programs and One Week Camp Programs. Session One (4 week program): Thursday evenings June 7 through June 28, 2012. Session Two (4 week program): thursday evenings August 2 through August 23, 2012. One week Camp Programs, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Ages 3-6 to 7-12. Session One: July 15 to July 20, 2012. Session Two: August 13 to August 17, 2012. Summer Classes for Voice and Music, thursday evenings starting June 7, 2012. Registration May 16 and May 23, 2012, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Contact: Nefra Sullivan-Wihbey, Executive Director, Connecticut Dance Theater and the Arts, 9 Old Schoolhouse Road, Prospect, CT 06712, 203-758-5644. Website:  
New Britain Youth Theater - The summer production for ages 7 through 16 will be Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods Jr.
Fairy tale characters—Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (of beanstalk fame), Rapunzel, and the Witch—meet and interact in this original twisted tale. The story centers on a baker and his wife who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the king's festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Additional roles include princes, Cinderella’s family, Red Riding Hood’s grandmother, Jack’s mother, Jack’s cow, a wolf, narrators, woodland animals, and a mysterious man.
Rehearsals will be held over a four-week half-day program (Mondays through Fridays) with a weekend of performances at the end of the program. All children who register will be cast in the show. Roles will be determined based on pre-program auditions to be scheduled in June. Over the course of the program, the cast will rehearse the performance—including music and choreography—and will also help to make some of the props and costumes to be used in the show.
Dates: Monday, June 30 through Friday, July 25 (except July 4) Hours: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Location: Trinity-on-Main Performance Center Performance Dates: July 26, 27 & 28. Cost per child: $375 ($325 if registered by April 30). Deposit: $100 upon registration, balance due by June 15. Registration Form - 
Space is limited, so we recommend registering early. For more information or answers to any other questions about NBYT, please call  (860) 515-8115.
Rustic Pathways Foundation - The Rustic Pathways Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization committed to strengthening communities and increasing educational and enrichment opportunities available to underprivileged youth in the United States and abroad.
Wooster School - Summer At Wooster - Experience the difference at a summer camp for children from Pre-K through 9th grade. Cooking, rocketry, tennis, fashion design — with 70 programs to choose from, Summer at Wooster is an adventure for the mind, body, and soul. The focus is on fun and friendship. There’s action on the basketball court, activities on more than 50 acres of fields, and projects that know no bounds. June 23, 2014 through August 8, 2014,
Summer Prospects - The Prospect School at Wooster presents a half-day individualized program of fun academic support for students ages 6-14. June 30, 2014 through  August 1, 2014. Summer Prospects is a non-graded program in which students are grouped by ability with respect to age. Families will receive a full academic report on their student’s work and progress in this academic skill building program. Summer Program Contact - Brian Hastings, Director of Summer at Wooster,, 203-830-3937. Wooster School, 91 Miry Brook Road, Danbury, Connecticut 06810.
Child's World Academy - Summer Camp for School Aged Children, Monroe and Trumbull - Summer time is a time to have fun. And that's what we provide. There will be plenty of field trips to many locations in the area. And the activities, indoor and outdoor, will give the children an opportunity to see how they can make the world a better place. Make Summer a Fun and Learning Vacation. We all know children love solving mysteries. That’s why we’ve brought the mystery to summer camp at Tutor Time. Every week your child will face a new and exciting mystery storyline that will keep him or her guessing (and engaged) until the end of the week, and all summer long! Whether it’s uncovering the mysteries of nature, the secrets of sports or the solutions of science projects, there’s something for everyone during our summer child-care camp at Tutor Time. Fun, flexible and convenient, Field trips, projects, activities, Educational and interesting, Safe, secure and comfortable, Convenient – 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., full and part-time options
Child's World Academy Monroe, 477 Main St., Monroe, CT 06468, (203) 712-0913
Child's World Academy Trumbull, 5520 Park Ave., Trumbull, CT 06611, PH: (203) 307-2611, Mon - Fri 6:30am - 6:30 pm

Shubert Theater & Arts Camp -  2014 Shubert Summer Theater & Arts Camp: Session 1: July 7th - 18th; Session 2: July 21st - August 1st. The Shubert Summer Theater & Arts Camp is a summer program for middle-school students who want to explore interests, potential, and opportunities in the arts. The camp  offers students a chance to take in-depth classes in dance, music, theater, visual arts, and creative writing while in an arts rich environment.  The camp is open to both New Haven and non-New Haven residents. Located at adjacent Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School, The Shubert Summer Theater & Arts Camp is situated in the heart of downtown New Haven, surrounded by theaters, galleries, and museums.  In addition to an arts atmosphere, the camp is staffed by a combination of professional artists, teaching artists, and emerging student-teacher-artists from Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School. Contact: Kjerstin Pugh, Camp Director, 203-691-2439
Hartford Stage - Summer Studio. Imagination. Is there anything better about being a kid? At the Hartford Stage Summer Studio, we encourage kids to let their imaginations run wild through acting, dancing, creative movement, theatre games, arts and crafts. It’s a place for all kids—whether they are the budding actor ready for the spotlight or the shy kid on the verge of breaking out of their shell—and with classes for kids ages 3 – 17.
For more information please contact Chelsea Caplan, Education Sales Coordinator, 860-520-7244,
Summer Tennis Programs for Kids at Lyme Shores - This summer, treat your kids to tennis! Lyme Shores Tennis & Conditioning Center offers two summer tennis programs for kids starting June 24, 2013.
University of Tennis Junior Program
The University of Tennis Junior Program is for kids ages 5-16. Sessions run Monday through Friday from 9am - 4pm (full day) or 9am - 12pm (half day). Each day, kids participate in drills that improve their tennis strokes, develop good footwork, and teach smart game play strategy. Kids also get the chance to engage in healthy competition throughout the program, with most sessions culminating in an inter-club tournament on Friday.
For full day students, lunch is provided (pizza, grinders, or burgers) in the outdoor patio and gazebo area. When kids finish eating, they can take a refreshing dip in the pool before returning to more tennis instruction.
When: June 24 to August 30, 2013. Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm (full day) or 9am - 12pm (half day)
Cost: $330.00 (5 days, full day) or $230.00 (5 days, half day)
Location: Lyme Shores Tennis & Conditioning Center, 22 Colton Rd., East Lyme
Register: Download our University of Tennis brochure/application at For more information, call (860) 739-6281.
High Performance Tennis Program
Lyme Shores offers a High Performance Tennis Program for select elite high school and USTA nationally-ranked players. The program runs Monday through Friday from 12:30 to 4pm.
The main focus of the High Performance program is competition, with an emphasis on mental toughness, shot selection, strategy, fitness, training routines, and practice. Instruction is also geared toward improving students’ weaknesses. Practice matches are a major part of the daily routine. Travel matches are played weekly and participation in USTA/NE matches occurs when possible.
When: June 24 to August 30, 2013. Monday - Friday, 12:30pm - 4pm; Cost: $230.00 (5 days) ; Location: Lyme Shores Tennis & Conditioning Center, 22 Colton Rd., East Lyme; Register: Call (860) 739-6281.
About Lyme Shores Tennis & Conditioning Center.
Beacon Summer Academy - Kids who love learning love the Beacon Summer Academy! The BSA offers a diverse array of academic and arts courses designed to develop students’ skills, excite their curiosity, and inspire their passions. Our summer program provides an abundance of unique learning opportunities for all students entering grades 2-12.  In addition to the existing programs already offered, students may also design an individualized one-on-one course or a customized group class!
Special Full Day Programs:
Beacon Summer Stock - In Beacon’s new summer stock program, students will develop their theatrical and technical skills while having fun and making new friends. Under the guidance of Beacon’s expert music, drama, and design teachers, students will collaborate according to their individual interests and stage an authentic production at the end of the term. Programs are available for lower, middle, and upper school students. The summer stock program tuition is $1800 per term.
Summer in the City: NYC Immersion - Discover the city next door in this experiential course as you tour the cultural, historical, and commercial landmarks of New York City. With a dynamic teacher as their guide, students will expand their knowledge of American history, art history, music, political science, and pop culture. Each class is limited to ten students. Programs are available for middle and upper school students. Please inquire about opportunities for groups of upper elementary students. Tuition is $2400 per term, including lunch and transportation.
Beacon Summer Academy Courses:
Core Courses - With the right teachers, summer can be a time to build core skills AND enjoy learning. The BSA’s Core Courses are designed for students who want to develop advanced academic abilities, get a head start on demanding classes, keep their minds sharp over the summer, or go further than their school curriculum allows. Visit our website to view the Course Catalog and read more about the courses offered for lower, middle, and upper school students.
Elective Courses - Why wait until college to study truly interesting topics and satisfy your intellectual curiosity? Sharpen your critical thinking skills, expand your knowledge base, explore new topics, and make friends with like-minded interests in the Beacon Summer Academy’s Elective Courses. Visit our website to read more about the elective courses offered.
uDesign Courses - If you are looking for a class that is not listed in our course catalog, Beacon invites you to design your own 1:1 course to investigate an emerging interest or cultivate a serious passion. There are virtually no limits on course selection for uDesign courses in academics, arts, and technology. Tuition for 1:1 programs varies depending on credit hours. Contact us for more details at 203.409.0066 or
Calendar and Daily Schedule - First Term: June 10-28, Monday--Friday 10:00-3:00; Second Term: July 8-26, Monday--Friday 10:00-3:00 *Please ask about our extended day programs.
Daily Schedule
10:00 – 11:00, Class 1
11:00 – 12:00, Class 2
12:00 – 1:00, Lunch
1:00 – 2:00, Class 3
2:00 – 3:00, Class 4
BSA students design their own schedules; they can take one class, participate in the full-day program, or anything in between. Students may enroll for one or both 3-week terms.
Tuition- Lower & Middle School: Per class $550, Full Day (4 classes) $2200; Upper School: Per class $600, Full Day (4 classes) $2400; uDesign 1:1 classes: Per class add $100
*Please inquire about tuition discounts.
Contact Information - 44 Commerce Road, Stamford, CT 06902, Phone: 203.409.0066, Email:
ECAD Youth Summer Class - If you like dogs and training dogs, then consider spending  the summer with ECAD, Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities. ECAD's summer camp, 149 Newfield Road, Torrington CT is a unique opportunity for kids ages 9 - 13 to learn about the responsibilities of being a dog owner by educating ECAD's future assistance dogs. Camp starts June 30th, 2014. Registration opens March 1st, 2014. Daily activities include -*Nature-Based Education* Puppy/Dog Education, Basic Canine Obedience, Dog Grooming & Care, Service Dog Awareness, Small Farm Animal Education/Activities (goats, chickens, rabbit..), Group Challenge, Games with Dogs, Outdoor activities ( Hiking, Adventure Scavenger Hunt, badminton, slip & slide..), picnics, Arts & Crafts and more... Children learn Teamwork, Responsibility, Canine Care, Basic Canine Training, Assistance Dog Awareness, Nature Based Education.
Camp runs from June 30 to August 22. Parents supply daily lunch, sunblock, change of clothes, bathing suit and towel. Van transportation available for the children pick-up and drop-off in Torrington. Cost:185$/week (discounts available). Non-refundable 50$ deposit. The more sessions you sign in, the more you save! Open house May 17th 1pm-3pm. To inquire at our Connecticut location: Phone: 860-489-6550, Fax: 860-489-3791. Mail: PO Box 831, Torrington, CT 06790, 149 Newfield Road, Torrington, CT. Registration & Information at
Newington Children's Theater Company - Get in the ACT this Summer with NCTC! The Newington Children’s Theatre has opened enrollment for their Summer Theatre Arts Programs. Their four-week (June 24-July 21), full day program (9:00am-4:00pm) for kids, ages 8-15, gives participants the opportunity to learn and strengthen their musical theatre skills by working with acting, dance and music instructors in preparation for a fully-staged production of the Roald Dahl classic, Willy Wonka, with public performances July 18-21, 2013. Cost: $995. A deposit of $400 is required to hold your child’s spot. With the extended school year for many districts, auditions for the show will be held day four of the program.
Not quite 8 years old? NCTC is offering a two-week half-day program for kids, ages 5-8 running July 8-July 21. Participants will learn basic musical theatre skills in preparation to become part of the ensemble in the full-day program’s production of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka. Cost: $200. A deposit of $100 is required to hold your child’s spot.
This summer, NCTC is also offering a two-week full-day program, running July 22-August 4. A truncated version of NCTC’s four-week program, kids, ages 8-15, will work with acting, dance and music instructors in preparation for a fully-produced one-act musical, Disney's Sleeping Beauty. Cost: $475. A deposit of $200 is required to hold your child’s spot.
All sessions will be held at the NCTC Performing Arts Theatre located at 743 North Mountain Road in Newington. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information, call 860.666.NCTC (6282) or visit NCTC online at
More About the NCTC Performing Arts Theatre NCTC Performing Arts Theatre provides year-round quality entertainment and hands-on educational programs in the performing arts to children and young adults from preschool through college. NCTC Performing Arts Theatre is the home of the Newington Children's Theatre Company, Connecticut's oldest operating children's, celebrating 50 years of service.
2013 Summer Music Camps and Workshops June, July and August 2013
Rock Band - Ages 11-13 and 14-16, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, July 1 - August 16, $249/week
Instrument Exploration - Ages 8-12, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, June 24 to August 9, $249/week.
Introduction to Piano - Ages 5-7, 9:30 am to 12:00 noon, July 1 to August 9, $229/week.
Comedy/Improv - Ages 190-12 and 13-15, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, $249/week.
Register online at  701 Main Street Monroe, CT, 203-261-7301.
Excursions in Learning is an educational enrichment program for youth at Manchester Community College. We currently have programming in summer semesters for inquisitive and creative minds in grades K-8. Our longest running program is the Summer Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth in August. 2012 marked our 25th year anniversary! Our mission at Excursions in Learning is to take a leadership role in gifted education and enrichment programming; to be an educational and community resource for the 15 towns in the college's service area and beyond; and to collaborate with schools, cultural institutions and community groups in educational endeavors.
Our Enrichment Summer Programs
Technology Camp: (Grades 5-8) one-week exploring technology and engineering.
Adventures in Leadership: (Grades 5-8) one-week strengthening leadership and teamwork skills.
Junior Culinary Institute: (Grades 5-8) one-week culinary arts education program - 2 levels.
Summer Academy for Gifted Youth: (Grades K-8) a two-week exciting and challenging academic program for students in grades K-8.
Office: 860-512-2804 Excursions in Learning, Manchester Community College, Great Path MS # 16, P.O. Box 1046, Manchester, CT 06045-1046 Carleigh Schultz, Coordinator
Pantochino Productions Summer Theater Camp - Pantochino Productions Inc presents Summer Theater Camp 2014 hosted by the Milford Arts Council at the Center for the Arts in Downtown Milford. This year, there will be four weeks of camp. Young actors learn, rehearse and perform an original musical in just five days. (ages 7 - 13yo)  They include Session 1/ July 7-11 9am-3pm, Performance Friday July 11th at 4pm! "Snow Dude!" Daniel Kirk’s delightful book comes to life in this fun-filled fast and frozen story about a run-away snowman. The super cool, snowrific version of the gingerbread boy story is a world premiere mini-musical and a Pantochino Exclusive!  Session 2 / July 21-25 9-3pm Performance Friday July 25th at 4pm! "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Outlet Store" Pantochino’s new show spoofs the book and movie! A musical filled with all kinds of sweets and treats! Session 3/ July 28-August 1Performance Friday August 1 at 4pm! "Beauty and the Beast (Sort Of!) The classic story comes to life in a totally silly and laugh out loud version you can only find from Pantochino!
New this year, Pantochino will also present "THE THEATRE GAMES CAMP" August 5-8, 9am-3pm with performance Friday August 8 at 4pm.  Pantochino’s one-of-a-kind camp invites teams of young actors to compete in a series of super fun, creative theatrical challenges! This “Hunger Games” for actors features acting and improv competitions inspired by “Cupcake Wars,” “Survivor,” “Chopped,” “Project Runway” and more. Each day features new challenges, guest coaches and judges.
Tuition for each week is $250. per actor ($200. when registering with sibling or friend). Registration and information available at
Ben Smith Summer Hockey Skills Development Camps With Head Coach Ben Smith of the NHL Chicago Blackhawks and Coach Tommy Cross of the AHL Providence Bruins. Two Sessions for Your Convenience! July 28-31, 2014 — Newington Arena, Newington CT; August 4-7, 2014 — International Skating Center of Connecticut, Simsbury CT. For Experienced Mites, Squirts, Pee Wees and Bantams. Hours: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm. Camp staff will be available at 8:15 am to help campers prepare for an 8:30 am on-ice start. Campers will have approximately 3.5 hours of ice time daily. On-ice sessions will include skating, shooting, passing, puck-control, body positioning and game situations. Off-ice sessions will work on agility, balance and stretching each day with a personal trainer. Lunch is available for purchase at the rinks, or you can bring your own lunch. All campers will conclude the day with an on-ice session ending at 3:00 pm. We ask that campers be picked up from the rinks no later than 3:15 pm. PROGRAM FEES: Player registration is $449. Goalie registration is $199. - A limited number of registrations accepted. Register early to ensure participation. Register online Newington.     Register online Simsbury.
Girls' Pro/Prep Skills Camp With Head Skills Coach Becky Zavisza and Defensive Skills Coach Kiira Dosdall. Monday, August 11 to Thursday, August 14, 2014. For Experienced U8, U10, U12 and U14 Players.
SCHEDULE: Monday, August 11 to Thursday, August 14, 2014. Camp staff will be available at 8:15 am to help campers prepare for an 8:30 am on-ice start. Campers will have approximately 3.5 hours of ice time daily. On-ice sessions will include skating, shooting, passing, puck-control, body positioning and game situations. Off-ice sessions will work on agility, balance and stretching each day. Lunch is available in the ISCC Café, or you can bring your own lunch. All campers will conclude the day with an on-ice session ending at 3:00 pm. We ask that campers be picked up from ISCC no later than 3:15 pm. PROGRAM FEES: Player registration is $425. Goalie registration is $199. - A limited number of registrations accepted. Register early to ensure participation.
Auerfarm 2014 Summer Farm Academy - 4-H Education Center at Auerfarm 2014 Summer Farm Academy Programs June - August. Early bird discount registration deadline, May 1, 2014.
Viva La Granja! - June 16-20 (Sprouts, Farmers and Explorers)
Farmers in Training - June 23-27 (Sprouts, Farmers and Explorers)
Made on the Farm - June 30- July 3, (Sprouts, Farmers, and Explorers)
Wild! - July 7-11 (Sprouts)
Farm Friends - July 14-18 (Sprouts)
Garden Games - July 21-25 (Sprouts)
Nature Quest - July 28 -August 1 (Farmer and Explorers)
Farm Animals - August 4-8 (Farmers and Explorers)
Nature Quest - August 11-15 (Farmer and Explorers)
Celebrate Summer - August 18-22  (Sprouts, Farmers, and Explorers)
Sprouts: Entering Pre-K and Kindergarten (no diapers): $150 a week (9am-noon)
Farmers: Rising 1st through 3rd graders: $250 a week (9am-3pm)
Explorers: Rising 4th through 6th graders: $250 a week (9am-3pm)
Extended day available: Early drop off (8-9am) $20/week. Late Pickup (3-5pm) $40/week. AM/PM combined $50/week. No late pickup available for Sprouts. Auerfarm, 158 Auer Farm Road Bloom??eld, CT 06002,
Central Connecticut Student Writing Project - The Central Connecticut Student Writing Project is now open for registrations for the 2014 Summer Institute. CCSWP is a three-week writing program for students in grades 4-9. This will be our 8th institute in the summer of 2014. CCSWP is the premier writing institute for the Greater Hartford area. We offer an excellent summer enrichment opportunity for students from grades 4-9. Our program uses its own unique curriculum that focuses on creative freedom and organic story creation.
CCSWP Wethersfield - Silas Deane Middle School, 551 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, CT
  • Poetry Institute: July 7, 2014 - July 11, 2014
  • Creative Writing Institute: July 14, 2014 - July 25, 2014
All programs run Monday through Friday, 8AM to 12PM. Tuition costs are as follows.
New Students: Poetry Institute: $175, Creative Writing Institute: $275, Full Institute (Poetry and Creative Writing): $375.
Returning Students: Poetry Institute: $150, Creative Writing Institute: $250, Full Institute (Poetry and Creative Writing): $350.  Registration Page
Summer Volleyball Camps - Girls grades 7 - 12. Beginner/Intermediate Volleyball, 8/4/2014 - 8/8/2014, 9:00am - 3:30pm, Girls Grades 7 - 12, Cost $300.  Advanced Volleyball, 8/11/2014 - 8/15/2014,  Girls grades 9 - 12, 9:00am - 3:30pm, Cost: $300. For both camps, register by 3/30/14 to save $25.
Coach Archambault Middle School Basketball Camp - Boys grades 5-9, 7/7/2014 - 7/11/2014, 9:00am - 3:30pm, $235 per player. Register by 3/30/14 to save $25.
Harlem Wizards Summer Basketball Camp - Boys and Girls Ages 7-13, 7/14/2014 - 7/18/2014, 9:00am - 3:30pm, $325. Register by 3/30/14 to save $25.
Greenberg Summer Basketball Camp - with the 2 time ACC Coach of the Year,  Boys and Girls Grades 5 - 11, 7/21/2014 - 7/25.2014, 9:00am - 3:30pm, $350. Register by 3/30 and save $20
Be Your Best Summer Multi-Sport Camp, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm, Co-ed for ages 6 -10, $200/week. Register by 3/30/14 and save $20. Dates: 6/23/2014 - 6/27/2014;  6/30/2014 - 7/3/2014; 8/18/2014 - 8/22/2014; 8/26/2014 - 8/27/2014. This co-ed camp features basketball, soccer, volleyball and wiffle-ball as well as popular PE games.
Future All Stars 1/2 Day Multi-Sports Camp for Ages 4 - 6, 9:00AM - 12:00pm and 1:00PM - 3:00pm. Multi-sport activities providing children with a great opportunity for learning, activity, socializing and just plain having FUN!  Games include soccer, basketball, kickball, capture the flag, tennis and other exciting sports.
6/23/2014 - 6/27/2014, 9:00AM - 12:00pm,  $125; 6/30/2014 - 7/3/2014,  9:00AM - 12:00pm,  $100; 7/28/2014 - 7/31/2014, 1:00pm - 3:00pm, $100; 8/18/2014 - 8/22/2014,  9:00am - 12:00pm, $125. Register by 3/30 and save $10.
UCONN Baseball Camp - 7/28/2014 - 7/31/2014, 9:00AM - 12:00pm, Co-ed ages 8-18, $135, Sign up by 3/30/2014 and save $10.
Valley Sports Center, 310 Albany Turnpike, Canton, CT 06019, 860-693-2378,,
Summer of Music Program 2014 - Registration opens March 10th - The summer program offers new and unique offerings with flexible options that let you choose your favorite 1-week camps and private lesson sessions to accommodate all summer schedules! The Summer of Music Program runs June 30th through August 22nd, with registration closing on May 31st. Call 203-322-4POP (4767) to sign up over the phone, or email to set up a time to come in and register in person! Spaces are limited and we expect our summer session to sell out again this year, so don’t wait to reserve your space!
Popstar Camp - July 7th-11th, 11am-2pm, Ages 11-13. $450.   Come learn what it takes to be a popstar in this fun and unique camp offering!
Songwriter Workshop - July 21st-25th, 2-4:30pm, Ages 13-18. $375. Take an intensive look into the art of songwriting!
Pop Vocal Performance Camp -. July 21st-25th, 12-2pm, Ages 10-13. $300. This camp is for the passionate singer, ready to learn how to take his or her performance skills to the next level!
Music Production Workshop - July 28th-August 1st, 2-4:30pm, Ages 14-19. $400. This workshop is for students that have a serious interest in electronic music production and engineering!
Triple Threat Performance Camp - August 4th-August 8th, 12-2pm, Ages 8-11. $300. Calling all performers ready to take on the entertainment industry!
New Musicians Workshop - August 4th-August 8th, 2-3:30pm – Ages 8-11. $295. This is a special camp for those interested in exploring the world of music. Availability is very limited, as this is a small class setting.
Advanced Pop/Rock Jams Workshop - August 11th-15th, 2-4:30pm, Ages 14-19. $375  This is our most advanced group camp of the summer, catering to our older, more advanced players. Become a part of a complete band, learning to apply your skills to a professional setting.

The Pop Music Academy, 1200 High Ridge Rd. Stamford, CT 06905, Phone: 203-322-4POP (4767), Email:, Website:
Cedar Island Marina - Adventure Summer Camp - The Research Laboratory at Cedar Island Marina gives campers the opportunity to spend a week with real marine biologists during our Adventure Summer Camp. Summer is the time to be active outdoors and we provide activities including canoeing, swimming, nature walks, and exploring the salt marshes and rocky intertidal zones at Hammonasset State Park. We have an instructor to camper ratio of 3 to 1, which means campers not only form bonds with their peers, but also with our counselors. This also allows our future scientists to preform scientific experiments and field collection in a personalized setting, allowing for fun AND learning. Under the supervision of our biologists, campers collect crabs, fish, shellfish and so much more! Animals caught throughout the week are brought back to the lab to be kept in each group’s own saltwater aquarium for identification and observation. Camper age: 9 to 15, Dates: July 7th - August 21st, Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm, Cost: Monday - Thursday $350.00 OR Monday - Friday $400.00. Please inquire as to what weeks are 4 day or 5 day programs. Please visit for further information or contact us directly at or (860) 669-8681 ext.19 to reserve your spot today!
Mattatuck Museum - Summer Youth Art Registration Opens Monday, March 31 - Young artists between 6 and 12 are invited to spend the day at the museum in weekly half or full day sessions which include interactive tours, gallery activities, and hands-on studio experiences which introduce children to art appreciation and art history as well as provide lessons taught by teaching artists in drawing, painting, and much more.
Week One - June 23 - 27, Morning Session: Paint at Work; Afternoon Session: Art Extravaganza
Week Two - July 7 - 11, Morning Session: Drawing FUNdamentals; Afternoon Session: Fantastic Felting
Week Three - July 14 - 18, Morning Session: Learning to Look at Modern Masters; Afternoon Session: Art Adventures
Morning Sessions - 8:30-11:30 a.m., Members - $65/child, Non-members - $130/child
Afternoon Sessions - 12:30-3:30 p.m.;, Members - $65/child, Non-members - $130/child
Full Day - 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Members - $130/child, Non-members - $260/child
After-Care - 3:30-5:00 p.m., Cost per family - $10
Contact the Education Department at (203) 753-0381, ext. 114 or e-mail for more information and to register.
Connecticut Speed School - The Connecticut Speed School was founded to give today's youth and young adults as many advantages as possible to be successful in life. Every program or camp is designed to empower and educate our student-athletes in critical areas of their development. Registrations are open for the following Summer 2014 Programs.
Dare To Be Great - 2014 Summer Program Grades 5-8
Session 1, 7/21/2014 - 7/24/2014, 8:30am - 4:00pm - This "Dare to Be Great" Program is designed  to help your middle school child develop problem  solving techniques and  strategic thinking. Students will learn how  to  think  logically  through  chess   instruction,  as   well  as  through  our introductory game  theory  courses. They will also participate in  a structured and  unstructured form  of athletic activity,  such  as soccer, dodgeball, baseball, and more. $450.
Session 2, 8/4/2014 - 8/7/2014, 8:30am- 4:00pm - This  is the  second  session  of our  "Dare To  Be  Great" Program that is also designed  for your  middle  school child  to help  develop better math  and  writing skills through our sports math  and sports journalism courses. We seek to improve critical  thinking abilities through chess  and  other  problem  solving courses  and games. $450.
Active Minds - 2014 Junior Summer Program
For ages 5-9, drop your elementary child off at  a  fun  and  safe  environment. This program is designed  is specifically designed to help enrich  the  mind of today's  youth  by incorporating  athletic activity combined with hands-on academic courses. Session 1, 7/28/2014 - 7/31/2014,  9:00am - 3:00pm, $350. Session 2,  8/11/2014 - 8/14/2014, 9:00am - 3:00pm, $350.
SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM  - Classes are for children entering grade three and higher, with adults welcomed in certain groups. Dates, times, and locations to be announced for student performances
of the A Cappella Class, Bands, West Afrikan Drumming, and Strings. Class registration usually takes place in May and June. Send e-mail or call (203) 748-1716 for more registration information.
The Complex Performing Arts Centre
Three-Week Summer Performing and Creative Arts School
134 Main St Putnam CT, 860.963.7170
Experience a world of creativity and expression through dance, music, theatre, writing, creative process work, and imaginative expression.  Classes, experiences, field trips, performance, mentoring - fill your summer with creativity and fun....gain technical expertise all while learning about YOU!  Integration of all artistic mediums.  Develop a strong mind and body with a faculty of professional educators and practicing artists.  Ages 5 to 18.  Intensive tracks of study or recreational exploration.  July 14 to August 1.  Join us for one, two, or three weeks 
Nichola Johnson, Co-Director , The Complex Performing Arts Centre, 95 Front St. Putnam CT 06260, 860-963-7170
Wu Dang Kung Fu Academy
Summer Camp 2014, July 14 ~ August 15, 2014
518 Boston Post Rd., Orange, CT 06477
TEL: 203-283-5657; Email:; Website:
July 14 ~ August15, 2014, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
All participants will experience the Chinese Martial Arts(also known as Kungfu), regardless of when you join us and begin training. The day will combine the training of basic skills as kicking, punching and jumping. It is our goal to help the campers build body strength, conditioning and flexibility, as well as a effective approach to self-defense. $325/week and $550/2 weeks for our members, $350/week and $575/2 weeks for non members, Sibling discount is available, $10 per hour for picking up after 3pm. Everyone is welcome, but our space is imited (20 campers per week), register soon if you are interested.
Summer Escape 2014 is a six-week day camp from June 30 to August 8, 2014, Monday thru Friday, 8:30AM to 3PM, with an extended day to 5PM.  It is open to all Enfield kids who are entering grade 1 to 8 in September.  Kids from outside Enfield are welcome if space is available. Summer Escape is jam-packed with fun sports, arts & crafts, nature, water, and science activities. Every day kids do new and fun things geared to each age group. On Thursdays, we go to Lake Congamond for fun at the beach.
Included with each weekly enrollment is:Busing -morning and afternoon, Fields trips including weekly beach trips, breakfast, lunch and snack. Financial assistance available.
Educational Resources for Children, 50 Post Office Rd., Enfield, CT 06082. Phone: (860) 253-9935; Fax: (860) 253-9995; Email:  Website:
Connecticut Audubon Society - Summer Camps 2014. Our camps provide the ideal outdoor settings for children to explore, investigate, and discover science and nature. We offer eight weeks of nature-inspired sessions for campers age 4 – 14 at the Center at Fairfield and Birdcraft Museum; age 3-14 at the Milford Point Coastal Center; age 6-12 at the Center at Pomfret; and age 4-10 at the Center at Glastonbury. At Connecticut Audubon Society’s summer camps, kids have the kind of fun that can come only from exploring the woods and tide pools, visiting marshes and brooks, or meeting an owl or a turtle up close and personal. Our camps offer natural science presented so it’s fun, fascinating and tactile. The teacher-naturalists and educators are well-trained, knowledgeable and expert in finding ways to instruct — and delight — anyone who wants to learn about the natural world. Counselors and junior volunteers provide additional support. Staff trained in First Aid, CPR, and Epi-Pen are present throughout the duration of camp. Our high staff to camper ratio ensures all campers have a safe, fun, and educational camp experience.
For more information about summer programs at Glastonbury, call 860-633-8402.
Summer Camp at Kid’s Castle Child Care Learning Center, Brookfield, Ct
For children age 3 to 12, we offer affordable weekly summer camp from June 23 through August 29, 2014. We balance fun and learning in a stimulating life size castle-like environment! Program includes weekly field trips, and special weekly themes such as Circus, Luau, Water Fun, Sports, Teddy Bear Olympics and more! Please call for more information: 203-740-0044. Cathy and Mike DeFreitas, owners/directors since 1995.
Robotics Academy at Post University
Explore the world of technology in this exciting, project-based Robotics summer camp for rising students in grades 9-12. This hands-on science camp will run from July 7-11, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, at Post University in Waterbury.  Young minds will be introduced to careers in science and engineering as they tackle projects on robotics, microcontrollers, electronics, and software development.  Registration fee per student is $360, with a 10% early registration discount if received by May 31. Siblings get an additional 5% discount.  Students in grades 6-8 will be accepted if space is available. Deadline for registration is June 27. Program information and registration forms are available online at  You can also contact Dr. Ruby Parker by email at or by phone at 203-591-5234 to register or for more information.
2-4-1 Sports - Two programs, Two Programs, Two Age Levels
2-4-1 Sports at Kingswood Oxford, June 23- July 4, 2014. For girls and boys grades 3-9(in fall of 2014) OR for children entering grades 1 & 2. Where fun happens because "Life’s 2 Short 4 Just 1 Sport”. Through increased participation in multiple sports kids will have the opportunity to unlock their inner-athlete. At 2-4-1, we teach kids to compete with character. We know good athletes make good sports. All campers participate in 3 sports each day – choose from our 10 fun-filled options: Baseball, Basketball, 2-4-1 Crossover Fitness and Wellness, Field Hockey, Flag Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball* or 2-4-1 Universal Sports* Times: 9:00 a.m to 3:30 p.m. Program: Each sport session follows a similar format, with individual skills, group stations, contests of the day, and game play.   All campers will receive a 2-4-1 Sports Academy t-shirt and the ever-popular 2-4-1 Car Magnet.
2-4-1 Sports Academy at Miss Porter’s School, July 14-18, 2014. Junior 2-4-1 will only be for those children entering grades 1 or 2 in the fall of 2014. While the times and dates of Junior 2-4-1 @Porter’s will be the same as our traditional academy, the programming itself will be age-appropriately different. Each junior camper will be assigned a small group of 8-12.
2•4•1 Sports, LLC, 249 Auburn Road, West Hartford, CT 06119. 860.977.3750 or email
The Husky Volleyball Club was founded in 1999 to provide opportunities for boys and girls to practice in central Connecticut. Both the boys and girls teams travel throughout New England to compete against teams of their level. Four summer programs for 2014.
Junior Skill Development (Girls only, 7th-12th grade). Husky Volleyball’s Skill Development camps are designed to give you 4 days of intensive training and fun!  Each Monday-through-Thursday camp is dedicated to either a particular skill or all volleyball skills. July 07- July 31, 2014, 9:00 AM-12:30 PM
Husky Pups (4th-8th grade). Our Husky Pups program is designed as an introductory through intermediate skill development series for young boys and girls and will be offered in 3 Monday-through-Thursday sessions this summer. July 07- August 7, 2014, 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Summer League (Girls Only). Husky Volleyball’s inaugural Summer League is still accepting teams (JV and alumni teams are welcome) interested in competing with players from all over Connecticut. Wednesdays/Thursdays (July 9 - August 7), 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM, 8:00 PM.
Boot Camp (Incoming 9th-12th graders). Give your body the tune-up it needs just in time for your high school volleyball tryouts.  This Monday-through-Thursday day camp is designed to hone your skills and give you a workout for over five hours each day (bring your own lunch)! August 11- August 14. 2014 and  August 18 - August  21, 2014, 9:00 AM-3:30 PM.
The Husky Volleyball Club, 30 Baker Hollow Road, Windsor, CT
Nutmeg Volleyball Camps - Summer 2014 Dates
Session I July 27- July 30, 2014; General, High Skills, Specialty
Session II July 31- August 3, 2014; General, High Skills, Specialty
NEW:Team Camp (Session II Only)
Nutmeg Volleyball Camps,  The Loomis Chaffee School, 4 Batchelder Road, Windsor, CT 06095
Phone: (860) 833-4725: Email:
Kokopelli School of Music and Arts Theater/Acting Summer Camp 
44 Smith Street Seymour, CT 06483
Camp #1: "Super Me!" For those aged 4-6 years old, this camp will introduce children to the magic of theatre. This session will focus on the wonderful, unique characteristics that make children who they are. I will use various activities to allow children to open up and share themselves with one another and, ultimately, an audience. We will create "costumes" for the final performance, which will include individualized superhero capes and masks.
Ages 4-6 years old. 9:00-12:00pm-snack included. $125.00 for the 4 weeks. Mondays 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11. Wednesdays 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13
Concludes with a special performance for family and friends on Wednesday 8/13 at 12:00 pm - Refreshments will be served.
Camp #2: "Road to Broadway". Geared to those interested in performance, this camp session will allow those aged 7-10 years old to deepen their knowledge of various theatre techniques such as monologue workshops, scene work with partners, and participation in the final performance. This session will act as a true "theatre camp," incorporating skill-centered games and lessons.
Ages 7-10 years old. 9:00-12:00pm - snack included. $125.00 for the 4 weeks. Tuesdays 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12. Fridays 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 8/15
Concludes with a special performance on Friday 8/15 at 12:00pm - Refreshments will be served.
Camp #3: "Think Fast!" A completely new and 'unscripted' session will allow older children, aged 11-16 years old, to hone in on their public speaking and ability to think quickly on their feet. Through games and activities, campers will learn the art of improvisational comedy which innately builds confidence, boosts creativity, and encourages teamwork. During the final performance, campers will participate in some of the games taught to them throughout the session, incorporating audience participation, resulting in a
Ages 11-16 years old. 12:30-3:30pm -snack included. $125.00 for the 4 weeks. Tuesdays 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12. Thursdays 7/24, 7/31, 8/7, 8/14
Concludes with a special performance on Thursday 8/14 at 12:00pm - Refreshments will be served.
ECDC's summer dance workshop. ECDC is non-profit dance organization in New Haven. We would love to be listed within your website's Arts and Music Summer Programs.
ECDC’s Amazon Adventure Workshop: A Capoeira, Samba, Creative Movement Workshop for ages 7-10. Monday August 3rd – Friday August 7th OR Monday August 10th – Friday 14th; 9:00 am -3:00 pm at the Connecticut Capoeira and Dance Center in New Haven. Participants will embark on a weeklong journey introducing them to the culture that is home to the Amazon rainforest. Participants will learn Capoeira, Music, Acrobatics, Dance and Brazilian Folklore. Influenced by sounds and sights of the rainforest, they will explore creative movement to make performance pieces of their own. Participants will show their newly developed skills and creativity in an informal performance on the last evening of the workshop. Early registration ends June 1st. Cost per child: $250. Email or visit
Most Connecticut towns and cities have summer camp programs. These are popular programs and early registration is strongly recommended. You may use the list of municipalities on at to find your town's website. Summer youth programs are usually listed under the Parks and Recreation Department, Recreation Department or Events.  

Connecticut Family Support Network - It's never too early to start thinking about your Summer plans.
CTFSN will be holding Presentations on Summer Camps and Recreational Activities for Children with Special Needs again in March 2014.  
The CT Family Support Network hosts presentations on Summer Camps and Recreational Activities for children with special needs around the state each March. These presentations offer parents an opportunity to meet with representatives from local and statewide camps, share information with other parents and discuss funding resources..

If you are a parent or guardian of a child with special needs who attended one of our previous events and have some feedback; you have information about Summer Camps or Recreational Activities or you would like to share your or your child's experiences please contact your Regional Coordinator  More information at

KidSense Pediatric Therapy - 2014 Summer Programming, Week Long Camp Programs

Session 1: Monday August 11- Friday August 15
Session 2: Monday August 18- Friday August 22
Hours: 9am-1pm, please provide bagged lunch
Cost: $500 per session, after May 1 prices will increase to $575. Deposit: $100 non-refundable. Final Registration Deadline: July 1
Activities Include: Arts & Crafts, Fine Motor Skills, Gross Motor Skills, Social Skills, Feeding Skills, Language Arts, Sensory Integration, Music for Regulation, Self-Care Skills. CALL TO REGISTER!!!!  203-874-5437
Stamford Jewish Community Center - Hand in Hand, Special Needs Division of O-la-mi, at the Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT Grades 3 - 8. Two 3-week sessions: June 30 – July 18, July 21 – August 8
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Hand in Hand (Yad B’Yad) is a division of O-la-mi, offering a unique summer experience for rising 3rd-8th graders with a variety of needs including, but not limited to, communication and learning differences, ADD/ADHD, social anxiety, sensory motor integration challenges, and those on the spectrum. The mission of this program
is to improve each child’s ability to develop positive relationships and make social connections in their community and with their peers, as well as create a fun inclusionary summer experience! Hand in Hand entails a daily combination of therapeutic social skills provided by clinicians, along with an inclusion program to reinforce what was learned and to encourage social engagement with others.
If you are interested, contact Dinushka De Silva, Inclusion Coordinator, at (203) 487-0946 or to set up an interview with our JCC staff and trained clinicians from the Child Guidance Center. We are sensitive to summer school schedules. If you would like to join the summer program in the afternoon we are open to discussion. As always, scholarship assistance is provided.
LOF Adaptive Skiers - Day Camp for Blind & Visually Impaired Kids. Join us for a 4-day water sports day camp from 9am - 12:30pm that’s designed for visually impaired and blind kids, ages 6-17. Students will learn to waterski and wakeboard at our safe, clean lakeside headquarters on Lake Zoar in Sandy Hook, CT. Free of charge. Fully insured. Watersking, wakeboarding, kayaking. Register: 203-426-0666.
Goodwill of Western and Northern Connecticut - Goodwill programs provide training, support and employment opportunities to individuals with disabilities and disadvantages in our communities. Goodwill programs serve youth between the ages of 14 and 25 throughout the western and northern regions of CT. Although the different programs offered provide varying levels of services based on the needs of the individual, all have the same basic goal: to provide work experience and/or academic activities to enable students to be work-ready upon graduation from high school or training program. Goodwill 165 Ocean Terrace, Bridgeport, CT 06605. Phone: (203) 368-6511. Website: Email:
Free Summer Meals for Kids - An End Hunger Connecticut Program
Summer meals are free, nutritious, meals and snacks that are provided to kids and teens, 18 years of age and younger, throughout the summer when school is out. Meals are made possible through federal nutrition programs, like the: National School Lunch Program and Summer Food Service Program. 

Summer meals meet federal nutrition guidelines and are comprised of milk, fruits, vegetables, grains, and meat or another protein. To see if particular dietary substitutions can be made, parents or caregivers should contact the sponsor of the program. Sponsor contact information, when available, can be found by using the Location Finder on the program website. Some locations serve breakfast and snacks as well as lunch.
No paperwork required.
No registration required.
No identification (ID) required.
And, most important, No Cost!
Phone:  (860) 560-2100
Twitter: @CTnokidhungry
Instagram: @CTnokidhungry
Text CTmeals to 877877 for summer meals sites near you (But not while driving!)
Also you can Dial 211 for information
Summer Jobs - There are many commercial .com employment sites on the internet. Our listing includes mostly .org, .edu and .gov resources. How Parents Can Help - Tips for Parents.
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Youth@Work Program. Youth@Work is a public-private partnership between the City of New Haven, the New Haven Board of Education, Workforce Alliance, the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce and Empower New Haven.  The program provides summer and year-round employment opportunities, workplace exposure and work readiness activities to youth who may be challenged by socio-economic and/or academic barriers to workplace success. The program targets in-school youth, ages 14-21, who are New Haven residents and/or attend New Haven public schools.  Youth@Work is also a part of the Mayor's Youth Initiative, aimed at providing young people workplace exposure, mentoring and school and community-based enrichment activities. If you have questions pertaining to summer bussing or the Mayor's Youth Guide to summer activities, please contact Stephen Driffin, Youth Services Specialist at 203-946-7173. New Haven Youth Services
Bridgeport Youth Summer Employment 2014
The Office of Youth Services is prepared to  accept applications, interview candidates, and match prospective youth with the ideal job.  Interested youth should contact Mary Ray, Teen Training and Employment Specialist at 203-576-7252.
The Department of Children and Families Wilderness School 2014 Employment information is available at
CT Jobs - Employment opportunities in many fields.
Travelers Careers Site - Summer Jobs for Students
Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Fisheries Seasonal Job Opportunities Spring/Summer/Fall 2013
The Connecticut Job Opportunities website is
Summer Job Finder website
Jobs2Careers - Summer Job fionder - Summer Jobs in Connecticut 

Connecticut Hospitals - From the American Hospital Directory, with links to hospital web sites and job opportunities.

Work for Students

Summer Jobs for Teens Tips Video

Best of the Web - Employment

Create Your Own Summer Job - 6 Ideas

Tri-State Job Postings

Yahoo! Job Listings for Youth 

The American Camp Association - Summer Camp Jobs

Connecticut Summer Jobs - Links to summer employment opportunities in Connecticut 


NiOSH - National Institute of Safety and Health - Working Together for Safety — A State Team Approach to Preventing Occupational Injuries in Young People - Great information for young workers!

How to help your teen get a summer job. - Articles and tips.

Better Parenting Institute - 50 Summer Jobs for Kids

The Beehive  Information website

Pathways to the World of Work for Young Adults - Connecticut Department of Labor

Youth Rules - US Department of Labor

Summer Job Ideas for Kids and Youth


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According to information on the Department of Children and Families website: Deciding when your child is ready to stay home alone is a difficult decision for parents. There is no set age, either prescribed by law or by child development experts. It comes down to a judgment call on the part of parents.
You will find this information as well as a babysitting checklist and information about choosing and instructing a babysitter at
Department of Public Safety Babysitting Guide
Department of Labor Information for Youths under 18 -
Autism Speaks
SIT for Autism: A training for Baabysitters. Free event Maaaarch 1, 2014, Ballard Green, 25 Gilbert Street, Ridgefield, CT 
Also check with your town hall to see if they have a town sponsored babysitting course. They may have more information about appropriate ages.
Other helpful babysitting websites
Tips and Advice for Families and Caregivers -
Lawn Care and Yard Work
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Pet Sitting
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Start a Pet Sitting Business the Correct Way!
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Tutor Seniors in Social Media -
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11 - 15 Years old and too young to be a lifeguard but want to get ready - GuardStart  is for you.
Vehicle Wash
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A good job that is always in demand is washing vehicles. This does not have to be limited to cars, but you can start by letting neighbors know that you will be washing cars for a competitive price. Print up some attractive and colorful flyers that list your services (wash, wax, vacuum, ...), the prices and your contact information. Look for small businesses in your area that have vehicles such as delivery vans. There will be some initial investment in supplies. Be certain to check the prices for such services in your area and set your rates to be competetive. Do a great job, give good value, be enthusiastic and professional, and your reputation will get around.
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Do you have a bike? Consider making deliveries for local buiinesses. You could be an inexpensive alternative to other delivery serivces. Check prices and give affordable rates.
Lemonade Stand
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There are many reasons why kids can want to put up a lemonade stand: they may want some extra spending money; they may want to support a charity; or it may be near the end of summer and they have done everything else. Whatever the reason, it is a great opportunity for children to become familiar with the fundamentals of running a successful business in a low risk environment. Whether you are selling lemonade or gourmet chocolates, the basic business principles apply equally - sell a quality product at a fair price from a good location with a clean and inviting environment in an enthusiastic manner. It also helps to have the patience to stick to it, and enough creativity to find some way to make your business stand out.
Some Resources:
1. Start with a business plan. Help your child develop a realistic plan that will include such items as the type of job/business they would like to do, the current need for that service in your area, any necessary tools or equipment, any initial investment, any special training or certification, and a realistic earnings goal. Help them check their progress periodically.
2. Check with local authorities regarding any applicable laws or regulations.
3. Safety, safety, safety! If any tools or appliances are involved, make certain that your child is fully trained on the proper use and safety procedures, and is fully equipped with any necessary safety equipment sucn as eye and ear protection. Also be certain that your child can contact you when necessary for any emergency or just questions.
4. Keep it their project. Provide encouragement, assistance, and help with things such as transportation, but limit your involvement. Remember that while the summer job money might be an important goal, the life lessons of self-reliance, dependability, achievement, business skills, and hard work are far more important and will last a lot longer than the money earned.
What could be more rewarding than to spend your summer helping others and getting valuable experience at the same time! The following organizations accept volunteers over the summer months. Volunteer opportunities often result in valuable references for later employment.
Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Volunteer opportunities are available for youth of 14 years of age and over. A vaiiety of positions and services in different areas of the center are available.
Saint Francis Hospital Junior Volunteer Program
High School students between the ages of 15 and 17 and college students can volunteer during the academic year or the summer. A minimum commitment of one four - hour shift each week is required. We require students to volunteer for at least 40 hours during the school year and 50 hours during the summer. During the summer a volunteer must commit to being here at least 6 out of the 8 weeks to reach the 50 hours. These guidelines ensure that this will be a win-win experience for the students and the hospital staff.
The Wadsworth Atheneum
Our friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful volunteers become the face of the museum. They sell tickets, direct visitors, seat theater-goers, assist in the Museum Shop, in the Auerbach Art Library and offer a host of other talents. There is a perfect volunteer opportunity for anyone-  from college students to retiree! We’ll be glad to work around your schedule to have the benefit of your support. Ready to volunteer? Download an application here.
Purpose: Support the museum’s administrative functions. Qualifications: Museum members of all levels of skill and accomplishment are welcome. Opportunities: Positions are available at the information desk, the Auerbach Library, The Museum Shop and the Aetna Theater.
Hartford Hospital
You can serve in many ways! There are over 200 positions available to volunteers throughout the hospital. The majority of these positions have their hours restricted to weekdays, 8am to 5pm, although some evening and weekend positions are available.

Volunteer Requirements: Age: Volunteers are required, by regulations, to be a minimum of 14 years of age. Some departments have other age requirements - for example, Patient Care units, the Child Care Center, and the Auxiliary Store require volunteers to be at least 16 years old.
Time: Volunteers must commit to the minimum required volunteer time: Teens - 50 hours minimum, over 5 consecutive weeks.
The Hospital of Central Connecitcut
New Britain General campus: (860) 224-5231
Bradley Memorial campus: (860) 276-5103
Every day, dozens of community members of all ages donate their time and talents to support Hospital of Central Connecticut patients, visitors and staff.  Whether filing in our administrative offices, transporting patients around the hospital or keeping family members in our waiting rooms company, our volunteers help the hospital provide outstanding care with efficiency and compassion.
Johnson Memorial Hospital
Who can volunteer at JMH? You need to be 14 years old to volunteer. We ask that you are dependable and able to make a commitment of a minimum of 100 hours. Volunteers average three to four hours of service per week.
When can you volunteer? We have volunteers on duty in different departments from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. The time that you would volunteer would depend on your availability and what hours are available in the department that you choose. We do have after school and weekend openings in some departments.
Why volunteer? JMH volunteers come here for many different reasons. They enjoy the personal satisfaction of helping others. Also, they are interested in gaining insight into the world of health care.
We provide uniforms, free and convenient parking, meals for volunteers who volunteer at least three hours and other benefits such as annual recognition dinners and educational opportunities.
How can I become a JMH volunteer? Click to e-mail or call 860-684-8216 to request an application and information packet. If you are a high school student, request a teen volunteer packet. If you completed high school, request an adult volunteer packet. You may request a packet be sent to you by e-mail or US mail.
Bristol Hospital
The Junior Volunteer Program offers two programs:
1.The Academic Year Program is coordinated with high school students, making it possible for them to gain valuable experience in the hospital setting. The Junior Volunteers report to the hospital after school and work until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. 2.The Summer Junior Volunteer Program is designed to provide the Junior Volunteers with a meaningful experience and to explore different careers in healthcare. The Junior Volunteers work from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Junior Volunteers are assigned to work in most departments within the hospital. The program provides invaluable experience for young adults.
Benefits of Volunteering: Meal allowance on your volunteer day, •Annual recognition event, •Holiday celebration, •National Volunteer Week luncheon, •Participation in hospital activities
Along with these benefits, some of the greatest are helping our patients and families, making friends, and exploring healthcare careers. All of the above, plus the satisfaction of a job well done will make your time at Bristol Hospital worthwhile.
CONTACT US: Karen Cornell, Director, Cindy McCool, Secretary, Volunteer Services, P.O. Box 977, Bristol, CT 06011-0977
Additional Hospital Volunteer Programs
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Connecticut Museum Quest - Reviews of Connecticut Museums, Trails and More. A great resource!
Want to find a great swimming hole? There is a website that helps you find one -  Always swim safely!!
Teen Summer Community Service Programs
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Safe Bicycle Riding - Connecticut State Police Tips Sheet
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Youth@Work Talking Safety
Suggested Resources
Do you know of any additional resources for Connecticut kids, teens or parents. Please let us know so that we can add them to this page. Email us at
Can't find what you are looking for on our site? Try Connecticut Kids Directory
The ConneCT Kids Summer Planning Guides are meant to act as a resource for Connecticut parents and children looking to make the most of their summer vacations whether it be by attending one of the great Connecticut summer camps, inproving their skills or knowledge in a short summer program, finding a summer job, or just having fun. Our primary focus is non-profit organizations, but we do accept notices from for-profit businesses at our discretion. Our aim is to be as all-inclusive as possible so that all Connecticut children might benefit from this service. Therefore, we strongly urge organizations looking to list their summer programs on these pages, that they include information for parents of handicapped children of all types. They can often do a lot more than you think and their need is greater.
The following are some recommendations based on our past experience.
1. Minimal items to include in your listing: short program descriptions; dates: age groups; contact information including phone, website and email; address; cost; items to bring; registration deadlines.
2. Make certain that your website is up-to-date with the same information.
3. Keep the listing short and concise. Our role is to point parents and children to your website, not to duplicate it.
4. Supply updates if you are re-listing or notify us if you are no longer offering the programs.
5. Email or call if any questions or comments. We appreciate feedback on our service.
6. Listings are provided as a service to parents and children and do not constitute an endorsement by the State of Connecticut.
Have a Safe and Happy Summer!

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