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Planning for Summer 2022

Parents should check the State of Connecticut Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) website for updates. IT is assumed that all activities have been cancelled including camps, fairs and festivals, though some camps may offer virtual experiences. However, you may use the contact information provided to check with individual venues and providers. Camp/Programs that have notified us of virtual offerings will be noted with an asterisk *

Summer Planning Guide 2022 - Your Connecticut Summer Planning Resource Since 2009
It is not too early to begin planning for Summer 2022. 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
Free Summer Meals for Kids - Starts June 2022



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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 under " More Online Services - License Lookup & Download"
  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:

United Way of Connecticut and the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood also provide an online search for child care including summer camps at
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.
YPI Camp for Creative Arts       
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The Department of Children and Families Wilderness School Program is available at The Wilderness School is a prevention, intervention, and transition program for adolescents from Connecticut.  The program is supported by the State Department of Children and Families (DCF) in addition to a tuition fee program utilizing a significant private funding base.  The Wilderness School offers high impact wilderness programs intended to foster positive youth development. 2019 Program Calendar.
The University of Hartford -  Summer Place. 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 - First through ninth graders. Offered in three two-week sessions. Summer Place Leaders In Training - Tenth and eleventh graders. Offered in three two-week sessions. Kinderplace & Li'l Place - For preschool children . iversity of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117.  Email:  (p) (860) 768-4432
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  • YMCA Camp Mataucha and YMCA Camp Oakasha - The Greater Waterbury YMCA is proud to offer two day camp programs that are unmatched in customer service, the quality of programs, and most importantly caring and professional staff. Our staff inspire campers to learn and demonstrate positive values such as caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility through positive role modeling and recognizing important "teachable moments". Serving children ages 5 to 15 years of age, everyday is a safe new adventure specifically tailored towards the age of your camper. With activities such as archery, swimming, arts & crafts, boating, field games, nature, hiking, family nights, overnights and more, camp is sure to be a fun memorable experience. YMCA Camp Oakasha Junior Counselor and Counselor in Training Program positions available. 
    YMCA Camp Mataucha is located in Watertown, CT, visit
    YMCA Camp Oakasha is located in Southbury, CT, visit
  • Camp Jewell YMCA – Our nationally-known resident camp program provides youth ages 7-16 with an opportunity to feel a part of something bigger than themselves.  To many youth, the world of today can seem overwhelmingly complicated to navigate.  Camp Jewell reminds them all that success boils down to surrounding yourself with good people who actively show caring toward one another.  Campers learn that every challenge is easier when you are confident in who you are as a person, and that this confidence comes from knowing you are truly cared about by more than just your immediate family. Colebrook, CT –
  • YMCA Camp Woodstock - Our mission is for all Camp Woodstock campers and staff to live by and exhibit the “CHoRR” values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility. Through this we strive to create an environment where every member of our community feels important and respected. We have found that this base expectation has made for an unforgettable home-away-from-home experience for many campers in the past; now we want to pass it on to your camper! Woodstock Valley, CT –
  • Camp Sloane - Tent Camping since 1928. A tech-free camp. Nestled in the beautiful foothills of the Berkshire Mountains in Lakeville, Connecticut, Camp Sloane YMCA has been providing children with a place to grow since 1928. Sleep-away and Day Camps available. Camp Sloane YMCA, 124 Indian Mountain Rd, Lakeville, CT 06039, 800-545-9367, , emial
  • YMCA Camp Dakota - Ages 5-12. Summer just would not be the same without the excitement and adventure of a YMCA Day Camp! Join us for a summer full of sports, games, swimming, nature, music & drama, arts & crafts, and new friendships. Each sessions activities are planned around a theme:  Days: Monday-Friday, Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Pre-Camp: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Post Camp: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.. Wilson-Gray YMCA 444 Albany Ave Hartford CT 06120. Registration and information at  YMCA of Greater Hartford • 241 Trumbull Street, Hartford, CT 06103. 860.522.4183.
  • YMCA Camp Mohawk, established in 1920, serves girls ages 7 to 15 at its beautiful site in northwest Connecticut. Girls can attend for as short as one week or all summer. Camp Mohawk offers girls a place to discover personal strengths, become more confident and develop an enhanced sense of self. Renowned leadership development programs, in addition to a twenty-two horse equestrian center for riders from beginner to advanced. Mature, caring and fun staff guide the girls in both cabin life and in the forty-two activities that are offered weekly. Great food, great friends, great fun!! 
    YMCA Camp Mohawk,246 Great Hill Road, Litchfield, CT 06759 YMCA Camp Mohawk, Fax: (860) 482-3878,  Phone: (860) 672-6655 or (800) 842-1143
  • Middlesex YMCA* – The Middlesex YMCA is proud to offer two different types of day camp programs:
    The YMCA Summer Enrichment Camp offers a summer of discovery and hands-on fun. Each week a different theme engages children in a fun filled journey of experiential learning. This program is a great fit for children who like art, science, and creative exploration. Mornings are spent diving into theme filled activities and afternoons are full of recreation and play.
    YMCA Camp Ingersoll* utilizes our 77 outdoor space that allows for the traditional camp experience where children learn values, make friends, and grow as they learn, play, and have fun! With a great combination of open field space, modern facilities, and tranquil woodlands, we are the ideal place for children to grow in spirit, mind, and body.

Yale Peabody Museum Summer Camps - Summer Camps for children entering grades 1 to 7.. Your child will have the unique opportunity to hang out with dinosaur fossils, explore ancient cultures, study rocks and minerals, and investigate wildlife through the museum's hands-on, interactive, sciencefocused camps. These five-day camps offer a glimpse behind-the-scenes of the Peabody and into rarely visited spaces, while providing fun, safe, engaging summer activities. All camps meet at the Yale Peabody Museum in New Haven. To register for Summer Camp, visit
Woodcock Nature Center Summer Camps - Woodcock Nature Center's State Licensed Summer Camp is a chance for your child to explore our beautiful 149-acre preserve through hands-on activities that bring them 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! (More info below. PreK and older groups only.). The ratio of staff to campers is 1 to 6 or better and the maximum number of campers per group is 16.   56 Deer Run Road Wilton, CT 06897 . 203-762-7280 .!summercamp/cq3f
– It’s A Shore Thing! The Premiere Sailing and Marine Adventure Camp in Connecticut! Our exceptional location, all-star staff, expanded fleet of small boats create the ultimate summer experience for your child. Choose from our camp options: Sea Stars (Gr. 1), Terrapins (Gr. 2), Bluefish (Gr. 3-4), Stingrays (Gr. 5-6), Sharks (Gr. 7-9), and Counselors in Training (Ages 14 & 15). One week sessions..Located in Cove Island Park, Stamford CT, Phone:203 323 1978; Fax: 203 967 8306.
Ethel Walker Summer Camp - Summer Riding Experience 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.  Summer Riding Experience is staffed by the same team that runs the School's equestrian program. All are second and third generation horsewomen who are seasoned competitors and trainers. SRE campers of all ability levels are coached by the Walker's team to become more complete equestrians, whether they are getting on a horse for the first time or are already accomplished riders. Additionally, girls from Walker's equestrian team assist with SRE, giving campers a glimpse into the spirit and camaraderie of the School's riding program. For more information, contact Hillary Rheinheimer at or (860) 408-4355, or Randi Booth at or (860) 408-4360. Visit our website:
Room to Grow 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.
Channel 3 Kids Camp - Channel 3 Kids Camp offers traditional over night and day camp opportunities for thousands of children in Connecticut and throughout New England.  We are proud in our belief that any child that wants a camp experience should have one regardless of a family's ability to pay, or any physical or developmental disability. We are wheelchair accessible and can accommodate special dietary needs as well. Established in 1910, we have over 100 years of experience in providing elite staff, quality programming, and endless adventure. Channel 3 Kids Camp will be offering 10 one-week sessions. Children may attend multiple sessions providing space is available. We are very proud to be a host site for several specialty weeks happening this summer through partnerships with other organizations. The National Military Association holds an Operation Purple camp week for children with parents that are in the military. The Muscular Dystrophy Association brings their Camp Courage to us and we are a host sight for Camp Liberty- The American Dermatalogical Society's camp for children with skin diseases. For many years we have held Siblings Connection week, a week that reunites siblings that have been separated in the CT Foster System and a week for children with visual impairments that is run by BESB OVERNIGHT SUMMER CAMP, SUMMER DAY CAMP, TEEN PROGRAM, CAMP VENTURES AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM, NATURE'S CLASSROOM, CAMP FOR ALL KIDS, MILITARY FAMILIES. Contact Jes Vance, Director of Programs, Phone: (860)742-2267 x100,!summer-camp/cee5
JCC Day Camps - The JCC Day Camps provide children of all ages and backgrounds with a variety of unique camp options. Our full-day camp program runs all summer long and gives kids the opportunity to grow in spirit, mind and body through a variety of activities at our amazing facilities including: Outdoor pool & swim lessons, Drama stage, Sports fields, Basketball, Ga-Ga and human foosball courts, Archery range, Picnic areas, Arts & crafts, 4 miles of hiking trails on 54 acres, Large Indoor Assembly Space.  Located at the JCC of Greater New Haven, 360 Amity Rd., Woodbridge, CT 06525. Website:  Contact:, 203-387-2522 x253.

Camp KO - Camp KO is a day camp located on the beautiful campus of The Kingswood Oxford School in West Hartford, Connecticut. At Camp KO, we strive to make your child’s experience meaningful and memorable. We have assembled a highly skilled staff of educators and coaches to lead our campers in a dynamic array of sports, academics, and arts programs. Our focus on health and wellness will ensure that each child has a fun day filled with both physical and mental activity, underscoring the notion that a healthy mind, body and soul are key components of a happy and healthy life.  Regardless of the program, all Camp KO participants will experience a fun and stimulating day of mental and physical activity, combining periods of intense focus along with time to relax and rejuvenate, which includes stretching and conditioning sessions. The daily schedule reinforces the Camp KO philosophy of the importance of nurturing the whole person -- mind, body, and spirit. 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 - 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. To Register: Call our office, (860) 526-9529 or Register Online. 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
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. 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. Website: Phone: Phone: 203-264-5098

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Chinese Summer Camp  - Study Abroad Without Leaving the Country, located in New Haven CT, 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. Daily planned activities include outdoor/indoor exercises that involve Chines music, song, dance, crafts, sports, games, art workshops, and field trips.Engleman Hall, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven.Time: 9 am to 4 pm, Before camp: 8 am to 9 am After camp: 4 pm to 6 pm.
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! .Summer Day Camp (Ages 4-16); Joseph Conrad Overnight Sailing Camp (Ages 10-15); Community Sailing (Ages 8+) Schooner Brilliant Summer Sailing Program (Ages 15+).  Call 860.572.5322, ext. 1 or email Website: 
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.  Call today to arrange a tour. Contact: Alexandra Thomas, Director, 130 Sandy Beach Road, Ellington, CT 06029. 860 872-4742. or
Camp Farnam - Located on 72 idyllic, wooded acres in Durham and licensed by the State of Connecticut, Camp Farnam’s 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 provide 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 and 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.. A limited number of scholarships are available through the Fresh Air Fund and the Farnam Community Board of Directors.. (203) 562-9194 phone; (203) 562-2812 fax; EMail:; Website 
ASAP Summer Camp - Washington Montessori School, New Preston. Ages 4.5-13 | Monday-Friday, 9:00am-3:30pm ASAP!’s full-day summer camp offers a comprehensive arts camp experience like no other in the area. Campers have the chance to take part in visual arts, Capoeira, creative writing, dance, drama, music, textile arts, circus arts, African dance, yoga, pottery, and more with teaching artists who are all professionals in their fields. Organic nut-free and gluten-free snacks are offered daily. Children must bring a nut-free lunch. The camp will culminate with a festival on the last day featuring participants’ art in special exhibits and performances. An ice cream party and refreshments will be included as part of the festivities. ASAP! will provide snack during this 2 week program. Phone: 860-868-0740.; Email:
The New Children's Museum Summer Camps - The New Children's Summer Science 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.
Avon Old Farms Summer Programs - We are excited to be entering our 21st season and eagerly await welcoming your children to one of many camp programs that will be held at Avon Old Farms School. Please visit our website for more information regarding upcoming summer programs and registration datesPlease contact us at or 860-404-4180 with any questions.. It is our mission to provide camps that offer children the opportunities to experience and learn new skills, build friendships, and gain self-confidence. This summer we will be offering a variety of day and boarding camps, and hope that you will join us. John Gardner’s Summer Hockey – Boarding/Day Camp; Avon Old Farms Baseball – Day Camp; Avon Old Farms Lacrosse – Day Camp; Summer Fun - Day Camp. For more information, please visit the Summer Program page on our website, We can also be reached by phone at 860-404-4180 or email at
Middlesex County Camp - Moodus, Connecticut. Camp friends are forever friends. That's our motto at Middlesex County Camp, a day and overnight camp for children and teens ages 4 to 17. Our modern facility within a woodland setting offers a mixture of traditional camping and innovative programming. A superior staff from all over the world combines play with personal rewards to create unforgettable memories as well as to facilitate lifelong friendships in both campers and staff. Overnight sessions run weekly from Sunday afternoon to Friday evening. Day Camp programming runs Monday-Friday from 7am to 6pm. We hope to see you soon! Learn more about our camp at or 860-873-2294.

Project Oceanology Summer Camps are a great way to explore new environments, expand your science knowledge and make lifelong friends! Project Oceanology has over 35 years of experience in offering engaging, enriching and exciting summer learning opportunities in STEM related areas.  Students participating in Project Oceanology summer camps leave having a better understanding of the natural world around them, future career opportunities and friends for life. We offer a variety of summer camp options to meet your campers level of interest. Our camp programs are designed for students who have COMPLETED 3rd to 12th grade. Tuition-Based Camps: Ocean Camp,  Dive into a weeklong residential camp of hands-on, brains-on marine science, and immerse yourself in all of its elements- biology, chemistry, geology and physics. Ocean Explorer Academy,  Roll up your sleeves, get your hands wet and have fun at our weeklong day camp. Explore Long Island Sound, rocky shores, salt marshes and barrier beaches. Discover the vital role habitats play in our coastal ecosystems by using scientific instruments, such as trawl and plankton nets and water chemistry kits. Summer Marine Studies,  Campers must have completed 7th-12th grade. Participants in Summer Marine Studies spend 3 weeks doing an in-depth research project investigating a variety of topics involving the Poquonock River. Learn how to operate scientific equipment such as electronic meters and microscopes. Teams of 2 to 4 students will prepare a written and oral presentations. Mystic Aquarium Collaborative - Marine Animals and Their Environment, Ages 9-12. Project Oceanology, 1084 Shennecossett Road, Groton, Connecticut 06340, (860) 445-9007, (800) 364-8472, E-mail:

Girl Scouts of Connecticut Summer Camps  - Open to ALL girls, not just Girl Scouts! Girl Scout Camps in Connecticut offer all girls a wide variety of day and residential camping experiences including sports and crafts. The camps and their internet addresses are as follows:
Camp An-Se-Ox: Join us for our 60th summer! Making new friends and learning exciting new skills is at the heart of what we do at Camp An-Se-Ox, a day camp located in Oxford, CT, every day. Our beautiful 55-acre outdoor center provides the perfect balance of natural wooded areas and open activity spaces:
Camp Aspetuck: Girls learn the values of determination, curiosity, and responsibility as they enjoy the 16 acres of summer camp here at Camp Aspetuck, a day camp in Weston, CT. Girls get to explore their individuality and creativity through traditional camp activities and fun themes for each week: 
Camp Carlson: Weekly themes and unique creative activities make each session at Camp Carlson, a day camp in Bristol, CT, a special one. Girls get to explore their individuality and creativity as they enjoy all the activities that this traditional camp has to offer. Every girl receives swim instruction, and girls entering grade 4 and up can try archery. Horseback riding lessons are available during selected sessions:

Clatter Valley Day Camp: Each year, Clatter Valley Day Camp springs to life in the meadow at Clatter Valley Park in New Milford, CT to provide a traditional camp experience with hiking, outdoor cooking, crafts, games, and new friends. CVDC mixes a traditional Girl Scout camp experience with special themed activities to create a truly unique week-long experience: 
Camp Katoya: On a beautiful setting of 57 acres, Camp Katoya, a day camp in Milford, CT, provides the ideal opportunity for exploration and education. Girls discover their individuality and creativity through traditional camp activities and fun themes for each week. Girls can try out the traditional camping experience, including outdoor cooking, environmental education, fire building, and more: Camp Laurel: Sprawling fields and rustic buildings combined with an intricate trail network set the scene for an amazing camp experience at Camp Laurel, a resident and day camp in Lebanon, CT. Girls will explore their surroundings at Laurel while hiking, swimming, boating, and challenging themselves to try new activities. Rich with tradition, every girl will treasure the friendships forged and memories made at camp:

Camp Merrie-Wood: At Camp Merrie-Wood, a day camp in Manchester, CT, girls get to explore the mighty seven acres with their individuality and creativity through traditional camp activities and fun themes for each week. Girls in grades 4 and up get an opportunity to try archery and a one-night overnight on selected Wednesdays, which takes place in unit shelters or under the stars: Camp Timber Trails: At Timber Trails, a residential camp in Tolland, MA, girls are encouraged to explore their environment, build relationships, and to develop the leadership qualities allowing the potential for personal growth. Timber Trails is tucked away in the beautiful hills of the Berkshire Mountains just over the Connecticut border on nearly 500 acres of land, with a picturesque lake serving as our waterfront for boating and swimming. This hidden gem allows girls to try new activities as their skills progress, from boating and swimming, to our ropes course and outdoor living skills.  
Summer Camp Program General Information: Girl Scouts of Connecticut, 340 Washington Street, Hartford, CT 06106. (860)522-0163 or (800)922-2770. Email: .

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Buck's Rock Performing and Creative Arts Camp- A residential, co-ed creative arts camp for ages 9 to 17. Nestled in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountain in Central Connecticut, Buck' Rock is like no other summer arts sleepaway camp. We are a low-key, non-competitive haven where artists ranging in ages from 9 to 16 are free choose their own creative and preforming arts projects and activities. We share the principles of Montessori, and have always believed in young peoples' ability to structure their time intelligently and make self-directed choices that tap their inherent interests most productively. Under towering oak and maple trees, our teen and junior campers discover their passions, find their voice, and experience the exhilaration of endeavor and accomplishment. Contact: Buck's Rock Performing and Creative Arts Camp, 59 Buck's Rock Road, New Milford, CT 06776, 860-354-5030,

Litchfield Jazz Camp - A co-ed one-to-four week residential or day program for vocalists and instrumentalists ages 12 to adult, beginners, intermediate and advanced players, students with learning disabilities, and others. That is how the collaborative, supportive and fun atmosphere at Litchfield Jazz Camp is created.. Litchfield Jazz Camp is hosted at The Gunnery in Washington CT. The program runs Sunday to Friday.  Students attending more than one session are welcome to stay on campus over the weekend. There is no pre-audition required. Instead, campers are placed into skill-based combos and prepare a short concert to perform for parents and friends. Scholarships are available. The Gunnery address: 22 Kirby Road, Washington, CT 06793.  860-361-6285 Contact:

The Gunnery  - Children ages 9 and up can enjoy summer at The Gunnery, a coeducational independent college preparatory school located in beautiful Washington, Connecticut. This year, the school will offer day and overnight camps in rowing and soccer. Rowing Camp - A co-ed, one-to-three week residential or day program for beginning, intermediate and advanced rowers who are entering grades 7 to 12. Learn to row on beautiful Lake Waramaug June 30?July 5, July 7?12 and July 14?19. Dutch Total Soccer  - A co-ed one-week residential or day program for ages 9-16. The camp is led by Dutch Total Soccer staff, all of whom have KNVB and UEFA licenses. August 4?9. For more information about summer camps at The Gunnery visit  The Gunnery, gps address:22 Kirby Road, Washington, CT 06793, mail address: 99 Green Hill Road, Washington, CT 06793, 860-868-7334.

National Computer Camp at Fairfield University - NCC camps offer residential and day camper programs for 8-18 year olds. We also offer a morning half day camp for 6-8 year olds. NCC camps offer a wonderful opportunity to sample college life and are ideal for experienced as well as first time campers. Morning camp is available to 6-8 year olds. Coed ages 6-18 with computer backgrounds from absolute beginner to super advanced. The curriculum consists of the following major areas: video game design, computer languages, web page design, 3D printing, software applications, QR programming, Android App programming, Arduino Electronics Lab, and Minecraft Modding. Campers select the course(s) they want to take at camp on the Course Selection Form that is mailed to the campers upon receipt of the application (see Forms and see Courses).  203-710-5771

Camp Awosting - A Tradition Since 1900. An overnight summer camp for boys aged 6-15 on Bantam Lake in Morris, CT with awesome Motor Sports,  Waterski Camp & 40+ activities. A close-knit community of 160 campers & caring staff. Awosting – Where Boys Learn by Doing! Awosting is a camp that emphasizes individual attention to campers by our experienced, caring staff and camp administration. Life at Awosting is informal and friendly. This close-knit atmosphere allows us to focus on developing Awosting’s core values in our campers – brotherhood, independence, confidence and experience. Our primary focus is maintaining a safe and respectful environment that encourages both personal growth and creates an unforgettable summer experience. Summer Address: 296 West Street, Morris, CT 06763. (860) 567-4924. Email:

YPI Camp for Creative Arts - This two-week long, co-ed, residential summer camp is focused on the creative arts. Founded in 1981 and housed at the Suffield Academy in Suffield, Connecticut, YPI, Inc. provides a safe and inspirational environment where children of diverse backgrounds and skill levels can feel free to create, explore, grow, and share their talents under the thoughtful guidance of professional artists and caring staff. Programs include: creative writing, fashion design, photography, visual arts, acting, music composition, and more. For tweens and teens: ages 11-17 (grades 6-12). More information, including costs and financial assistance, can be found on our website:  Email: Phone: (860) 918-3155

Westover School - Curious and creative middle school girls can explore a summer of learning and fun through our engaging academic and artistic programs. Discover new passions, expand your knowledge, and meet new friends while living and learning on our quaint New England campus. Our summer sessions offer educational experiences in science, technology, engineering, math, visual arts, English language learning (ELL), and SSAT prep. We also incorporate recreational, athletic, and other creative activities. Our program empowers girls to explore new subjects, participate in leadership opportunities, and expand their community. Choose to camp one week, two weeks, or the entire four week session! Day and overnight camps available. Campers will pick up to four courses per week; courses can be mixed and matched. For more information, contact the Director of Auxiliary Programs, Daniel Alvord: or visit onlne at Westover School, 1237 Whittemore Road, Middlebury, CT 06762; 203.758.2423.

Quinnipiac High School Sports Journalism Workshop - Deadline to apply is April 1, 2020. Bring your ambitions into focus this summer.  The workshop will be held in July at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut.  Students will attend interest-specific lessons, experience the latest sports journalism techniques and put them to practical use, engage with sports journalism professionals and professors, meet and work with professional and/or college athletes, coaches and administrators, and live the college life by staying in dorms on Quinnipiac's picturesque campus. Facilities on the Mount Carmel Campus and York Hill Campus. Scholarships will be offered. Participants must be 16 years or older, be a current high school sophomore, junior or senior, hold a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and provide a letter of recommendation from a media adviser or teacher. Students are fully supervised while on campus. For questions contact Molly Yanity,  Associate professor,  Director of the sports journalism master’s program at Quinnipiac.

Westfield Academy - Westfield Academy goes virtual for Summer Camp 2021!  To ensure the safety of our students and community and in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic, we will be holding our camp on-line this summer!  Back for our 9th summer, Westfield Academy will offer (4) one-week sessions of online summer camp during the weeks of June 21st, June 28th, July 5th, and July 12th. We welcome campers ages 8-18, from beginner to experienced competitors, to enroll in Debate or Model United Nations camp each week, or to apply to our Advanced Debate programs.  Over the past 6 academic years, we have offered dozens of virtual classes to groups of students around the world and have learned that debate and MUN work great online! This year, we are using our background and experience to bring you the best parts of our summer academy experience in virtual form. Our process-driven curriculum—developed based on the experience of our award-winning school year programming and elite competitive teams—helps students of all ages to develop as debaters and MUNers, while growing as leaders, public-speakers, self-advocates, and critical thinkers! Come experience the best in debate and model united nations and Find Your Voice!  For more information please visit our website at, or drop us an email:

Oxford Academy - For boys and girls ages 13 - 19, day and boarding. Enjoy your customized educational experience. ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT: In the Oxford classroom, no one size fits all, and no kid slips under the radar. Our students are bright and thrive in a kind, forgiving environment with one-to-one teaching where they learn to think for themselves in the following (non-credit) course offerings: English Literature and Composition, Mathematics (Pre-Algebra through Calculus), Core Social Studies and Electives, Biology, Chemistry, and Electives, Spanish and Latin, Art & Photography. ENJOY HIGH TIDES and GREAT VIBES: Horseback riding lessons - Lessons will take place at the Westbrook Hunt  Club; Sailing lessons - Sailing lessons take place three days a week at a local marina. They will be taught basic sailing, navigation, racing techniques, and various tactics on a Colgate 26 sailboat. Students of varying abilities are welcome; Tennis lessons - Oxford offers students private tennis lessons with an accredited tennis professional. Students of varying abilities are welcome. Fishing, Golfing, Amusement Parks, Swimming, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, Intermurals, Co-Curricular Clubs, Sporting Events, Museums, Movie Theater, Shopping Trips, Hiking, 2 hours from NYC and Boston. Oxford Academy, 1393 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, CT 06498, 860-399-6247

Summer Programs - The following organizations have submitted information on their 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.
Art at Murray Pond Summer Art Camp - Joan Levy Hepburn, Artist, Killingworth, CT. Art at Murray Pond, Summer Art Camp. Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Color, Photography and more! Come and learn from a professional artist in a beautiful nature preserve in Killingworth. The classes are offered to children and adults and the schedule will be set up according to age groups. Students will sign up for a week (Monday thru Friday): There will be: morning classes for 3 hours 9am to noon, afternoon classes for 3 hours 1pm to 4pm, or a full day of 6 hours of classes 9am to 4pm (with a lunch hour 12 to 1). Classes will include observational drawing, oil painting, watercolor painting, mono  printing, and Matisse-like paper cut outs. Classes will meet in the Pond House Studio and on the grounds of the private nature preserve of Murray Pond. Website  Please call Joan Levy Hepburn 860 663-1169 to register in advance.
Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo - Zoo Patrol. 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! Children get a fun week of zoo-based activities, tours, and behind the scenes experiences. 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 resentations 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.   Online registration  You can also register by mail: please fill out and mail in a completed Registration Form and Medical Form along with payment.  Please call the Education Department for more information: 203-394-65 To register, please visit
Noah Webster House Summer Camp Program - Colonial Child’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 give campers 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. To register, contact the Education Department at the Noah Webster House 860-521-5362 ext.14 or email
Lutz Children's Museum - Summer Camp at Oak Grove. We have a great summer planned filled with science, art, hikes, swimming, and animals!  Each day begins with hands-on activities led by an experienced museum educator. Afternoons are devoted to playtime, swimming, crafts, and field trips. Register for one, two, three, or all six weeks.   Hours each day are from 8:30AM to 3:00PM, except on Fridays when we return from field trips at 5:00 PM. The Oak Grove Nature Center offers fifty-two acres of land with trails, a pond, covered bridge, and a teaching building. The distance from Lutz Children’s Museum to the Oak Grove Nature Center is 1.5 miles..Rachel Hadyka    860-643-0949.
Guilford Arts Center Summer Programs for Youth - Registration is now open for the summer youth program at Guilford Art Center. The summer sessions runs from June  – August . Half-day and full-day classes are offered; different art themes and media are offered each week. The summer program is open to children ages 3 ½ and older. “Bridge care” is available for children who are interested in the full day program. Financial aid is also available. Classes cover a range of media and themes, including multimedia art, digital photography, glasswork, textiles, pottery, metalworking, printmaking, beading, sewing, drawing, comics and more. GAC also offers a summer teen blacksmithing class, open to ages 13+. All classes are currently posted on the GAC website,, with full descriptions and pricing information. Registration remains open throughout the summer.
Neighborhood Music School's Audubon Arts Summer Programs -  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. Children participate in age-based groups, accompanied by warm and supportive counselors who work with the children throughout the day. Each group, which is identified by a distinct color, enjoys drama, dance, music, art, and movement each day, under the guidance of our experienced artistic staff. Neighborhood Music School, 100 Audubon Street, New Haven, CT 06510 (I-91, Exit 3)
Tel: 203-624-5189 Fax: 203-772-3566 Email:
Oddfellows Playhouse Summer ProgramsMiddletown Children’s Circus Monday – Friday. This five-week program provides instruction in Circus Arts to over 200 children. The Children’s Circus of Middletown culminates in a huge outdoor performance with 200+ performers and over a thousand spectators annually. Children have learned juggling, unicycling, acrobatics, clowning, stilting, dance and visual arts and worked with skilled artists to create an original, open-air, Circus every summer since 1988! Kids work together, build skills, strength and friendships over the course of this unique program.
Advanced Circus Program, 2 – 15 years. In conjunction with the City of Middletown Kid’s Arts Program Middletown Children’s Circus, young people with prior circus experience who want to extend their circus training are invited to enroll in this full day program. Young people will receive advanced training and should expect to work hard – building strength, flexibility and skills over the 5 week session. Advanced Circus students also serve as role models and student leaders in clowning, stilting, unicycling, juggling, acrobatics and puppetry classes and performances. The Advanced Circus Program performs with the Middletown Children’s Circus in the final spectacular!  Oddfellows Playhouse, 128 Washington Street, Middletown, CT 06457, (860) 347-6143
New Haven Ballet Summer ProgramsNew Haven Ballet Summer Programs,  New Haven Ballet offers exciting educational and fun ballet camps for children aged 3-18 years. Summer at New Haven Ballet provides the highest caliber classical ballet training, augmented by a rich diversity of classes taught by our outstanding faculty. In addition, NHB is offering two types of summer classes in July. In New Haven we will offer our traditional Summer Intensive, during which students focus on improving their technique by dedicating several hours each day to classical ballet and performing for friends and family in a lecture demonstration at the end of the week. In Branford we will offer expanded recreational classes in the afternoons and evenings for students aged 3-adult.  New Haven Ballet, 70 Audubon Street, New Haven, CT 06510. Tel. 203-782-9038. Email:
Common Ground Environmental Center Summer Camps - Summer should be for making mud pies, building forts, wading in streams, eating food right from the garden, and making friends and lifelong memories. Our camps are based on a child-centered model where campers make daily choices about the things they are most excited to do. There is lots of time for free play and discovery as well as daily activity sessions on the farm and in the forest, led by our amazing team of caring and creative staff.. Ecology Camp: ages 6-12; Sprouts Camp: ages 4-5; Eco-Explorers Camp: ages 5-8; Animal Adventures Camp: ages 7 – 10; Farm to Feast Cooking Camp: ages 8 – 11; West Rock Rangers:  ages 11-13; Junior Counselors: ages 13+.. 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..  
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.
Independent Day School -  IDS Summer Programs - The Independent Day School Summer Programs offer enriching and creative experiences for children ages 3 through entering eighth grade. Many of our staff are professional educators. Additionally, a significant number of our instructors are teachers from The Independent Day School. Children may enroll in Summer Programs for one to seven weeks, for a full day, 8:30-3:30. Some workshops are designed to take place over two weeks, so that campers can have a more in-depth experience. Each morning workshop includes time for snack. Snacks, lunches and beverages are brought from home. Please note that we are a peanut/nut vigilant facility and ask that you not pack foods containing peanuts or nuts.   Supervised lunch is from 12:15-1:00 daily. 
The Elm City ChamberFest.  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 Summer School programs offer a wide variety of excellent opportunities for academic improvement, career exploration & summer enrichment for students of all ages Including the following:
River Street Extended Day/Year Programs
CREC: Capitol Region Education Council, 111 Charter Oak Avenue · Hartford, CT 06106, (860) 247-CREC
Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation - Dog Days of Summer. This program is designed for boys and girls ages 8 - 12 and it sells out every year!  The program is held at our Bloomfield, CT headquarters and run by our staff. Program consists of week-long sessions, either morning or afternoon. Kids will learn about guide dogs and their blind partners; dog grooming and health care; and dogs who perform other jobs, such as police work. Spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, and we recommend early registration - this program sells out every year! 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 nearly twenty-five 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. Summerstock Creative Theatre (ages 11-16): Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 4:30pm. Improvisation, modern acting and Shakespeare. Build performance skills, creative instincts and self-confidence. Summerstock Musical Theatre (ages 11-16): Monday to Friday 9:30am to 4:30pm. A fun and focused study in voice, movement and acting for musical theatre performance. Summerstock Junior (ages 6-11): Two, separate, two-week sessions; Monday to Friday, 10:00am to 3:00pm.  A well-rounded curriculum featuring acting, music, movement and basic stage craft. Each session culminates in a performance showcase for family and friends. Summer Youth Theatre (SYT) June to August, For more information contact Education Director: Brian J. Bianco at  203-329-8207 x16  Website:
Connecticut Science Center - Summer Exploration Camps. Kids have FUN on school vacation at the the Connecticut Science Center! Campers in grades 1-6 will experience hands-on science enrichment through fun and engaging activities. Camps include structured activities with our STEM Educators, as well as supervised free time to explore the Science Center's galleries and exhibits. We offer Day Camps during school vacation as well as week-long programs in the summer. Each camp's theme helps develop science concepts, guiding campers to greater understanding of science material and its application to the real world. Kids can explore a different science theme at each camp! Odyssey. Connecticut Science Center 250 Columbus Blvd. Hartford, CT (860) 520-2177

Downunder Summer Programs - Kayaking and Paddle Boarding programs weekly from the end of June through August. Ages 6 years through 15 years, Westport (ages 9+) and Rowayton (ages 6+). Discounts!  10% off for returning campers, siblings, or additional camp weeks (discounts cannot be combined). Water bottle & daily snack provided. Private camps - NEW 6 person minimum or equivalent in cost - call for available dates. In the Downunder summer program our focus is to make paddling an easy, safe, and fun experience while teaching skills the 'right' way, and appropriate to the age and ability of the campers. 
575 Riverside Ave, Westport CT 06880 at the Saugatuck Center. Phone number: 203-956-6217. Email: Website:
Loomis Chaffee School Summer Program - For students entering grades 7-12. Where the wonders of summer meet the joys of learning. 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 - There are two one-week Fashion Design summer camps. Mornings focus on fashion and illustration, afternoons on sewing and clothing design. On the last day participants put on a runway fashion show for parents and relatives with professional styling and a photo shoot. Week One ages 11-15. Week Two focuses on a top fashion designer, for ages 15-18. Advance registration is recommended. (9am-5:30pm). This summer’s one week Nature Art Camp  is for ages 7-12, 9am – 4:30 pm. Spend summer days drawing en plein air, and painting and sculpting on the Center grounds. Sketch floral and landscape drawings, and, as a special treat, enjoy a Guest Artist Session on Painting Trees and Foliage in Watercolor! Develop observational, drawing, and sculpting techniques working on projects like Air Dry Clay Impressions, Bubble Painted Florals (mixed media), Nature’s Windows Clings, and Sun Painted Sun Catcher.  Nature will inspire, as will the included visit to Spectrum Gallery in Centerbrook!    Arts Center Killingworth, 276 N Parker Hill Rd, Killingworth, CT 06419  Phone:(860) 663-5593.
Discovery MuseumSummer fun at Discovery! Sign your kids up for summer STEM learning fun with hands-on activities through full and half-day programs for young learners entering grades K-9. We offer new themes each week and special 2-week programs for kids entering Grades 6-9. Discounts are available by phone for households booking multiple programs, and for Museum Members. BRAINIACS - For children entering Kindergarten or 1st Grade   ADVENTURERS - For children entering Grades 2 through 4. VOYAGERS - For children entering Grades 4 through 6. EXPLORERS - For children entering Grades 5 through 7. TRAILBLAZERS - For children entering Grades 6 through 9. To Apply for Financial Aid, download and complete the Discovery Museum Financial Aid Application. For additional information, or if you have questions about our Summer Programs, contact Lynn Olins at 203-372-3521 x121 Apply to be a Summer Programs volunteer today (must be at least 15 and entering 10th grade)!  Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Avenue, Bridgeport CT 06604 203-372-3521 
Yale Peabody Museum - Summer Camps. Are you looking for a fun and educational program for your children next summer? Summer Camps for children entering 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th grade. Summer . All camps meet at the Yale Peabody Museum in New Haven. A limited number of full and partial need-based scholarships are available.  (you will be asked to submit copies of your family’s most recent tax documents). To request a scholarship application please email  Other restrictions apply..
New Britain Youth Theater - NBYT’s summer musical for young actors ages 7 through 16 is Disney’s Mary Poppins Jr!  Based on one of the most popular Disney films of all time and the Broadway musical that played for over 2,500 performances and received multiple Tony Award nominations, Disney’s Mary Poppins is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect Broadway Junior musical for young actors and audiences!
Registration is open to children and teens, ages 7 to 16, from any town, and space is limited. Rehearsals will be held over a four-week half-day program on Mondays through Fridays from July 1 through July 26 (except July 4). Program hours are 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All children who register will be cast in the show, but auditions will be scheduled in June to place actors in roles. (Children may also choose not to audition, and they’ll be cast in the ensemble.)    Administrative Office and Classrooms: 50 High Street at the New Britain-Berlin YMCA, New Britain, CT 06051. 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. Summer Program Contact: Brian Hastings, Director of Summer at Wooster. Kris Honeycutt, Registrar of Summer at Wooster  203-830-3921  Wooster School, 91 Miry Brook Road, Danbury, Connecticut 06810.
The Shubert Summer Theater & Arts Camp - 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 theater, dance and visual arts while in an arts rich environment. The camp is open to both New Haven and non-New Haven residents. 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. Campers may either sign up for the Theater & Arts Camp which allows them to register and choose from many different arts offerings or sign up for one of the Musical Theater Camps, which offer a curriculum of singing, acting, and theater-related activities. At the end of each session, the Theater & Arts Camp will perform and display their art in a Camp Showcase Event and the Musical Theater Camps will perform a their Musical. Both performances are open to all campers, their families, and friends! Campers may bring their own lunch or opt for a district-provided lunch; a mid-morning snack is provided. Each class will take at least one field trip to local arts-based organizations and institutions.  For more information, please call the Shubert at 203-624-1825 or email us at
Hartford Stage - Summer Studio - FIVE-WEEK PROGRAM - Summer Studio Teen Musical Ages 14-19, 9am-5pm. Teens will have the opportunity to rehearse and perform in a full production of Pippin, which will be performed in the Hartford Stage theatre in downtown Hartford.  Teens will participate in acting classes, electives and workshops with guest artists.  Students involved will also work as mentors for younger  students as a leadership building component of the program. FOUR-WEEK PROGRAM - Summer Studio Youth Ensemble, Ages 9-15, 9am-5pm. Students are cast in either a musical or non-musical production. Students spend mornings rehearsing and afternoons exploring elective classes of their choice. Once a week, the Youth Ensemble enjoys a field trip together. This year’s shows are Singin’ in the Rain, Jr. and The Canterville Ghost, a Radio Play. TWO-WEEK PROGRAMS - Summer Studio Children’s Cast, Ages 5-8 * Please note: to be eligible for the Children’s Cast, students must have completed Kindergarten. 9am-5pm. Students will take classes in story theatre, creative movement, music, puppetry, and arts and crafts, and go on a weekly field trip. Each session ends in a mini-production that the cast creates based on favorite stories and characters. One-Act Play, Ages 9-15, 9am-5pm. Young actors will hone their skills with training in the basics of acting and improvisation, working toward a production. ONE-WEEK PROGRAMS - Summer Bookends, Ages 5-8, 9am-5pm. Close out the summer with drama and fun! Students will explore literature from summer reading lists through acting, musical theatre, creative movement and arts and crafts. Day Dreamers, Ages 3-5 * Please note: our Day Dreamers Program is for Pre K students only. 9am-12pm. Our youngest artists will enjoy a half-day of creative movement, music, story theatre, and puppet play!  nformation and registration at  Call Erin Frederick at (860) 520-7244. Hartford Stage  50 Church Street, Hartford, CT 06103.
Summer Tennis Camps - Three Summer Tennis Camp options. The Michael Filipek Tennis and Sports Academy  .The Michael Filipek Tennis and Sports Academy will hold its Overnight Camp at Avon Old Farms School this summer. Located just outside of Hartford, this is the perfect site for an adidas Tennis Camp. Campers can choose from participating in Tennis only or Tennis, Basketball or Soccer drills throughout the week.  Sacred Heart University adidas Summer Tennis Camps, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT. Sacred Heart University Tennis Camps . Sacred Heart University Tennis Camps Session 2. .Campers will train on Sacred Heart University's 6 varsity tennis courts. Don't miss out on this Connecticut tennis camp. The Michael Filipek Tennis and Sports Academy adidas Summer Tennis Camps at Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT. .. Day Campers: Check in 8:30am Monday, Check out 4pm on Friday. Campers will train on the brand- new 14 court tennis complex. Don't miss out on one of the finest Connecticut tennis camps.
Newington Children's Theater Company - NCTC’s Summer Stages PERFORMANCE gives kids, ages 8-16, the opportunity to learn and strengthen their musical theatre skills by working with professional acting, dance and music instructors, culminating in public performances. Everyone enrolled is cast in the production! Sessions run Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm, with performances on the weekends. Payment plans and before and after care available. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. Everyone receives a free cast t-shirt! Summer Stages IN PERFORMANCE gives kids, ages 5-7, the opportunity to get in the act! Throughout the session, kids will learn blocking (movement), choreography and music in preparation to become part of the ensemble of the corresponding Summer Stages production. Sessions run Monday – Friday, 9am-12pm, with performances on the weekends.  Everyone receives a free cast t-shirt.  NCTC Performing Arts Theatre, 743 North Mountain Road, Newington, CT 06111.  Call Claire at 860.666.NCTC.
Manchester Community College Gifted Education -Summer Enrichment Programs - July Full-Day Youth Programs: Culinary Institute (grades 5-8). A one-week, full-day program for grades 5-8 exploring the culinary arts. Three (3) identical one-week sections each summer. Adventures in Leadership (grades 5-7 or grades 8-10). A one-week, full-day program for grades 5-7 or grades 8-10 strengthening leadership and teamwork skills. This program involves physical and mental team-building challenges on our ropes course in Veterans’ Memorial Park, 180 Hillstown Road. Technology & Engineering Program (grades 5-8). A one-week, full-day program for grades 5-8 exploring technology, engineering, science or mathematics. Two (2) one-week programs, Technology One and Technology Two. Each program is a separate grouping of class subjects/topics. Students can enroll in both weeks or one.  August Full-Day Academic Program: Summer Academy for Gifted Youth (grades K-8) A two-week academic enrichment program for gifted, talented and highly motivated students in kindergarten through eighth grade. There are many specific courses to chose from.. Please see our summer catalog for specific course listings and descriptions. 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’s wildly popular Summer Theatre Camp is presented by the Milford Arts Council at the Center for the Arts in Downtown Milford. It has been dubbed by the campers as “The Most Fun. Ever!” The appeal and acclaim of the camp is a reflection of what we do—100% original and completely unmatched programs for actors and audiences. Here at Pantochino, we are not teachers by trade. We are professional theatre artists working in the industry—actors, director, composers, dancers, designers—who love sharing our experiences with young people. We believe this is what sets us apart, and makes our camps the most fun. Ever!Information/registration online at  Phone: 203-937-6206, Email:  
CT Hockey Camps - Ben Smith Summer Hockey Skills Development Camps With Head Coach Ben Smith of the NHL Chicago Blackhawks. Since 1995, Breakaway Hockey has been successfully offering hockey skills camps to players in northern Connecticut. Once again this year, Breakaway will be teaming with former Breakaway camper Ben Smith, now a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs, to bring skill development to experienced players. (Must have played on a team in the 2016-2017 season.) Based on the success of our previous Ben Smith camps, we expect another year of high-quality age– and skill-appropriate instruction where campers can develop skills and self-confidence in a setting conducive to learning. Ben will be an active participant in all aspects of the camps. 8:30 am - 3:30 pm.  Campers will have approximately 3 hours of ice time daily. On-ice sessions will include skating, edging, stick handling, puck control, puck protection, shooting, passing and angling/body contact. Off-ice sessions will include on balance, agility, foot-speed, power, strength and flexibility, based on USA Hockey's Windows of Trainability. Camp jersey is included. Fun Friday! A Day of Fun With Lots of Ice Time! For families seeking a five-day camp experience, we have added an optional "Fun Friday" to our sessions. Newington Arena, 300 Alumni Road,  Newington, CT 06111
Auerfarm Summer Farm Programs - Summer on the Farm - Children will experience the farm with all their senses - brushing a donkey, harvesting and tasting fresh vegetables, collecting eggs, spotting and listening to wildlife in the forest. WE will explore the natural world together from trails to gardens and the many wild spaces on 120 acres. Join your child at the end of the week for a family hayride. Half day program ages 3-5 years, June and July.The 4-H Education Center at Auerfarm, 158 Auer Farm Road, Bloomfield, CT 06002, (860) 242-7144.
Central Connecticut Student Writing Project -  We have finally set our dates for the 2019 session of the Central CT Student Writing Project! Read carefully, as there have been some changes to this year's program!   We will only be offering the morning creative writing program this year, but this program will meet from 8:30am-12:30pm.  We will be meeting on campus at Central CT State University this year!  At the Central CT Student Writing Project, your student writer will work with teachers and other students to write a story from beginning to end.  Their work will be published in an anthology at the close of our program! Please email with any questions!.  You may also call us at (860) 375-4443.

Central Connecticut Tech it Out  - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math. Fun, interactive, and challenging programs for youth in 3rd – 12th grades. All classes are based in technology while focusing on a variety of topics to encourage kids in science, technology, engineering, arts, math (STEAM) programs. Regardless of experience, all kids are encouraged to join in and be innovators! Our programs are taught by CCSU Faculty, CCSU Alumni and teachers that are experts in their field. All classes include lunch, t-shirts and goodie bags. If you require assistance, please contact Christa Sterling at 860-832-2277 or
Mandell JCC Valley Sports & Community Center -  Summer Camps and Programs.. No one does summer like the Mandell JCC! We combine the best of all your favorite summer activities in one place to give you an unparalleled experience. From our popular sports specialty camps and our stunning day camp in the woods along the Farmington River to our childcare camps and off-site recreation club – summer’s in session at the Mandell JCC. Summer Camps and Programs: Arts Camp, Camp Shalom, Campareenah, Sports Jams, The Swim & Tennis Club, Theater Camp.. . 335 Bloomfield Avenue West Hartford, CT 06117, 860.236.4571. Website
Pop Music Academy - Summer of Music Program  - Our summer program offers new and unique offerings with flexible options that let you choose your favorite 1-week camps and flexible private lesson sessions to accommodate all summer schedules! We’ve designed a program to work around your busy work and vacation arrangements, allowing students to enjoy some very exciting, one-of-a-kind sessions! . The Pop Music Academy, 1200 High Ridge Rd. Stamford, CT 06905, Phone: 203-322-4POP (4767), Email:, Website:
Cedar Island Marina - Summer Camp. Marine Biology Educational Program. Be a Marine Biologist! Our program participants have the opportunity to spend a week with real marine biologists! We have an instructor to child ratio of 2 to 1, which means participants not only form bonds with their peers, but also with the counselors. This allows our future scientists to perform scientific experiments that include looking at the abundance of the different species present in numerous habitats. Working in small groups also provides a more personalized setting allowing for fun AND learning. Each day of our program begins with launching canoes in Clinton Harbor! We then take tours up the Hammonasset River and through the surrounding salt marshes. At high tide we go further into the marsh to compare and contrast marsh and harbor animals. At low tide we visit the mudflats adjacent to our marina, which is always a favorite! Participants: Ages 9 - 15.  Times: 9:00am - 3:00pm. Days: Monday - Friday. Must register at least 2 weeks before program session.  For further information contact us directly at or (860) 669-8681 ext. 19. Please visit  the registration page to reserve your spot today! Program website.
Mattatuck Museum - In-Person & Virtual Week-long Summer Art Adventures July 13-31, Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm. This year, Summer Youth Art is being offered on-site at the Museum as well as virtually from home.  Each week features a different theme and on Thursday evenings children and their families are invited to participate in Family Night, an exclusive evening performance and activity.

In-person at Rose Hill, participants will joining museum educators in a series of guided activities. Collaborate on large-scale group projects; experiment with printing, photography, painting & more; and enjoy plenty of indoor and outdoor playtime. After lunch, talented teaching artists will lead in-depth, workshops designed to engage curious minds. Children will wrap up each day with healthy DIY snacks and an afternoon art journaling session.  The Mattatuck Museum is following all state guidelines for a safe, and a clean environment. No more than 10 children will be in attendance each week, implementing social distancing strategies. All employees will wear cloth face masks and the Mattatuck will implement hand hygiene and will continue with protocols for intensified cleaning and disinfection.

If you choose to participate from home, each week is packed with live and recorded art activities, creative snack recipes, and daily opportunities to engage with other kids and teachers virtually. Every participant will receive their very own “Studio in a Box,” a mailed kit filled with all the art materials you’ll need to keep crafting and artmaking all summer long. Daily activities are designed to keep participants busy from morning through the afternoon, and will include: a virtual warm-up activity to get creative juices flowing, two guided art projects for which all supplies will be provided, a kid-friendly snack recipe with basic ingredients included, and a virtual wrap-up session and drawing prompt to end each day in a mindful way.

Full and partial scholarships available. Pre-registration required. Contact Heather Whitehouse at for more information. Mattatuck Museum at Rose Hill, 63 Prospect, Street, Waterbury, CT  (203) 753-0381

Danbury Music Center - DMC Summer Festival. Since the 1950’s, our organization has offered summer educational programs to our community. In addition to the growth of our cornerstone programs – Summer Strings and Summer Bands – the last several years have seen the launch of Summer Sprouts, a program for beginning string players, the Summer Festival Orchestra, and the Chamber Music Intensive. These programs, in tandem with our Charles Ives Concert Series, a partner program to CMI that celebrates the Ives legacy with performances by world-class artists of American music, form our Summer Festival. Click on each of the links above to read more about the corresponding programs. The DMC will continue to offer its Summer String Fellowship while CMI will continue to offer its Chamber Orchestra Concerto Competition and Piano Competition. The Ives Series will put out its third annual call for scores.  Danbury Music Centre, Inc., 256 Main St., Danbury, CT 06810, Phone: (203) 748-1716, Fax: (203) 794-1308. E-Mail:, Website:
The Complex Performing Arts Centre - The Complex is announcing a jam-packed summer of arts. Summer Workshop for KIDS!! Our weeklong summer programs are transformative.  Students will grow leaps and bound, both in their technical skill and in their creative thought. Summer programs are designed to keep summer fun in mind and also give students an intensive experiences where they truly excel and exceed all expectations! Summer Arts Intensive, Ages 12 to 19. The Complex's Summer Arts Intensive is like no other program around. Delve into the arts, examine your practice, develop your unique voice, enhance technical skills, push your limits, step out of the comfortable and into the possibilities. Led by The Complex Directors, Nichola Johnson MFA, and Julie Watt MFA, along with a staff of professional artists, students will be taken on a journey they will never forget and will forever effect the way they think about art and creating. Join us and take the leap this summer!  An experience you will never forget and a learning environment that is second to none.    The Complex Performing Arts Centre, 95 Front St. Putnam CT 06260, 860-963-7170

Educational Resources For Children (ERFC) - Summer Escape is a seven-week day camp for Enfield kids entering grades 1 - 8 in September. Our new location: Eli Whitney School. Meet new friends and check out the fantastic fun adventures offered at Summer Escape Camp! We have many activities planned that will entertain and excite kids throughout the summer. Summer Escape Camp, licensed by the Summer Youth Camp division of the CT Office of Early Childhood, ensures your kids are in a safe and supportive environment filled with boredom-busting activities. Summer Escape Camp is loaded with exciting activities and adventures like the Imagination Station (science & technology), Crafty Creations (arts & crafts),  Sports & games, sewing, Curtain Call (theatre, dance, and music), and Special Theme Days and Events, including Ice Skating at Twin Rinks.  Of course, no session would be complete without a weekly field trip to Lake Congamond in Southwick, MA for swimming, building sand castles, and sand volleyball. CTEducational Resources for Children, 119B Post Road, Enfield, CT 06082,  Phone: (860) 253-9935,  Fax: (860) 215-8113,  Email:   Website:
Connecticut Audubon Society - In response to the Covid-19 restrictions, The Connecticut Audubon Society has re-designed its traditional summer camps into a virtual summer program for 2020 called Connecticut Audubon Adventures: The “Not-So-Bummer Summer.
The Connecticut Audubon Society brings its nature-based programs to homes and backyards this summer for a virtual camp experience of online and outdoor adventures. The 10-week program, for ages 6 through 10, runs Monday through Friday, June 15 through August 21, from 9 a.m. to noon. The “Not So Bummer Summer” is a unique camp alternative, designed and run by Connecticut Audubon’s camp directors and educators for kids to have fun at home while connecting with the natural world. Live, interactive explorations and activities will spark curiosity and sharpen thinking skills through experimentation, exploration, art and citizen science. A different theme each week; sign up for single weeks, or all 10. Discounted pricing for multiple weeks and siblings. More information, including schedule, program FAQ and how to register are at:
Academy at Post University - Summer Academy. Join us this summer for exciting programs that can help you find your passion and get a head start before your first college semester. At Post University’s Summer Academy, you’ll meet other students who share your interests while you work alongside experts in the field. You’ll even have the option to earn college credit through our coordinating online High School Academy courses.  You can choose our CSI Academy, Environmental Explorers Academy, or Social Media Academy. Summer Academy programs are offered during both July and August, which means you can participate in more than one option. Each one-week program provides you with an intensive, hands-on exploration of the area of study. Post University 800 Country Club Road,  P.O. Box 2540,  Waterbury, CT 06723,  Telephone: 800.345.2562 or 203.596.4500,
 Fax: 203.841.1163
2-4-1 Summer Sports Academy at Kingswood Oxford, For girls and boys grades 1-9 (in fall) Where fun happens because “Life’s 2 Short 4 Just 1 Sport” 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.. !  Website:    Register  2•4•1 Sports, LLC, 249 Auburn Road, West Hartford, CT 06119. 860.977.3750 or email
Husky Volleyball Camps - The Den and Husky Volleyball is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a summer camp run by Springfield College Men's Coach Charlie Sullivan. USA Men's National Team staff - Rio Olympics - Bronze Medal. This All Skills camp, for girls ages 13-18, is designed to teach the fundamentals of volleyball along with the opportunity to improve on individual skills. The curriculum will cater to those ranging from elite to beginner levels. The players will be grouped by age and skill level so that they can compete in a safe and competitive environment. The Den, 30 Baker Hollow Rd. in Windsor, CT. We will also be hosting a summer camp run by Springfield College Men's Coach Charlie Sullivan. USA Men's National Team staff - Rio Olympics - Bronze Medal. Boys Camp is back this summer. This camp will be open to boys entering 7th-12th grade and will be very focused on helping players master the fundamentals. Each day will feature some tournament play as well (usually 2v2, 3v3 or 4v4). JVA Boot Camp. This is our most popular camp series – now with 3 sessions! Give your body the tune-up it needs just in time for your high school volleyball tryouts.  This day camp is designed to hone your skills in an intense but fun environment. Every camper in Session 1 or Session 2 gets two official Husky Boot Camp t-shirts!  Don’t be scared by the name, the conditioning is done in a fun way and you’ll get in a lot of volleyball. Sessions are designed and run by Husky club director and Volleyball Conditioning and Performance (VCAP) certified coach Pat Ryan. Boot Camp coaches are many of the areas top club and high school coaches and you’ll be coached by almost every single one of them each week. Incoming 9th graders are welcome (with or without experience). Middle school players with prior club experience will be accepted on a case by case basis. The Husky Volleyball Club, 30 Baker Hollow Road, Windsor, CT Register:
Nutmeg Volleyball Camps - . Nutmeg Volleyball Camp at Loomis Chaffee School includes top quality volleyball instruction and 24 hour supervision with the goal of providing a safe and fun volleyball experience. Dormitory housing on campus and all meals are provided for overnight resident campers. Extended Day campers will have lunch and dinner provided. Nutmeg Volleyball Camps,  The Loomis Chaffee School, 4 Batchelder Road, Windsor, CT 06095. For more information check our   Please contact Jeff Dyreson at (860) 833-4725 for registration questions. Email:  Website:
Kokopelli School of Music and Arts Theater/Acting Summer Camp - Kokopelli Camp has exciting programs for children this summer. All day camp for children is from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm with extended hours if needed. Children will enjoy science experiments, cooking, field trips, special vistors, games, painting, stem activities, crafts and more based on the "Theme of the week". Please call (203) 881-2400 for more info and to register. 44 Smith Street Seymour, CT 06483 203-881-2400

Darien Nature Center. Summer Program.  The Darien Nature Center offers children ages 2 to 8 an excellent opportunity to learn about the natural world around us by exploring Cherry Lawn Park’s vast 27 acres of fields, pond, stream and trails. We get active and get outdoors daily! Summer is the time to explore, learn and grow.  Our well-rounded program encourages campers to build friendships and develop an appreciation for nature and science. Indoor and outdoor activities create wonderful opportunities for fun and exploration. Each week a different nature inspired theme reflects our commitment to the natural world around us. Five age-specific programs. 120 Brookside Road,  Darien, CT 06820.  P. 203.655.7459.
Stamford Jewish Community Center. Welcome to the NEW Day Camps@The J. This summer is going to be amazing! There is so much that’s new for this summer. First, we have a new name, Day Camps@The J! That’s right, we can officially call ourselves a camp. And in honor of the new distinction, we’re making camp feel more “campy” by reviving old traditions and creating new ones. Second, Day Camps@The J will encompass all of our summer camp programs, including O-la-mi (our traditional day camp) and new sports and creative specialty camps. Even though there are many new and exciting things happening at camp, one thing that won’t change is the ruach (spirit) that makes O-la-mi special. The Jewish values of kindness, respect, compassion, and community that O-la-mi was built on are more important than ever. Day Camps@The J will continue to be a place where campers, their families and our staff come together to learn, grow, build confidence and make lifelong friendships. Stamford JCC • 1035 Newfield Avenue • Stamford, CT 06905-0326 • 203.322.7900.
High Meadow Day Camp - Located on Route 189 in North Granby, CT, has been providing great day camping for children since 1960. In all those years we have learned the basic truth about all kids - they just want to have FUN! There's an abundance of fun to be had at High Meadow Day Camp and as our campers play and enjoy their summer days they also master new skills, overcome challenges and build confidence. At the same time they develop special friendships and come away with memories that last a lifetime. Our trained, certified staff members teach fun and varied activities. The small counselor to camper ratio encourages the development of diverse skills by working in small, intimate groups and encouraging each camper. Learning to take risks is an important part of growth and development. High Meadow provides a safe, comfortable environment for children to take that extra step toward making them more confident. The facilities and programs offered at High Meadow Day Camp are of the highest quality. Our accreditation by the American Camping Association assures parents that we have met the highest health and safety standards in the camping industry. We are also inspected and licensed annually by the State of Connecticut.  Camp Director: Mr. Ben Chaback, Mailing Address: PO Box 338 Cheshire CT 06410, 860-212-5142 (phone)  203-272-6247 (fax),
Eastern Connecticut Ballet Summer Programs - Immerse Yourself In An Extraordinary Experience At ECB This Summer. See how much you’ll improve as a dancer when you enroll in one of Eastern Connecticut Ballet’s summer classes, a dance program that celebrates the tradition of George Balanchine. Whether you’re a budding ballerina of five or a well-trained young dancer considering a professional career, you’ll find just the right class and the best teachers to help you take the next important steps. Providing the creative vision for the program is our Artistic Director Gloria Govrin, a soloist with the New York City Ballet. The legendary George Balanchine created many major roles for Ms. Govrin, and today she excels as both a teacher and choreographer. All of our professional faculty, many with deep roots in the Balanchine tradition, will provide the nurturing and guidance to enrich your own experience..  Pre-registration is required. For complete details and registration information, visit or call 860-739-7899.
Kid’s Clubhouse Summer School Age Program at the Niantic Community Church Children’s Center in Niantic, CT. The Children’s Center is a licensed, non-profit childcare facility owned and operated by the Niantic Community Church. Although we are located in a church we are not a religious program. We welcome all. NCCCC was established in 1983 in response to a need for quality child care. The Center is open Monday through Friday from 6:30 AM – 5:30 PM. We ask that parents choose a nine hour period within this time frame. All of our counselors are at least 18 years of age; most are in college. Our student/staff ratio is 6:1 for all our fieldtrips. Children between the ages of 5 (having completed Kindergarten) and 12 may register. Enrollment is on a first come first serve basis. Please call Kathy for more information (860)739-0877 or check out our website at
Creative Arts Workshop - ADVENTURES  IN ART! SUMMER PROGRAMS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE: . Creativity starts here! Explore the visual arts this summer with week-long summer programs for ages 4 to 17.Programs are available for Ages 4-6, Ages 7-11, and Ages-12-17. Each one or two week program includes: Morning drop-off beginning at 8:45am; Student led projects based on a theme; New projects and techniques for returning students; All materials included in tuition; Individual instruction matched to development and experience; Studio demonstrations and examples from art history; Snack and recreation time; Extended day program for additional fee until 5:30pm for all ages; Exhibition or performance on the last day of class for family and friends!Space is limited; please enroll early!  Call 203.562.4927.

Summer Theatre of New Canaan - Drama Camps for Middle School, High School and Special Needs Students!
We have three amazing programs this summer! JUNIOR COMPANY: 3-week musical theatre program open to students entering grades 5-9. Professional theatre artists work with Junior Company members to mount a musical. PRE-COLLEGE THEATRE INTENSIVE: Students entering grades 10-12 participate in a three-week theatre intensive including workshops and master classes taught by a variety of professional theatre artists. Students will also have the opportunity to attend a Broadway show with cast talk back! DRAMARAMAS: A unique musical theatre program for children with special needs! Children ages 8-18 will rehearse and put on a musical. STONC’s professional actors and creative staff will act as mentors for each child and help them interpret and perform their roles.  For more information on programming please contact Education Director Meredith Walker: / 203-966-4634; registration through our website:

The Palace Theater - Summer Camp. Triple Threat Performer Intensive. Ages 10- 16yrs. old   The Triple Threat Performer Intensive will be a springboard for future master classes, workshops and performing opportunities, enabling our youth to train with seasoned New York Broadway performers and teaching artists.  This week-long theatre arts intensive is designed to propel aspiring performers to reach dynamic new levels of skill. Students will fully engage in master classes exploring the disciplines of acting, singing, and dancing (Musical Theater, Body Percussion, Hip-Hop, Latin Fusion and more).  At the end of this transformative week, students will have a deeper understanding of how to successfully integrate song, dance, and character. Circus Camp - The Palace is taking Circus Camp on the road to The Boys & Girls Club of Stamford for children who attend their summer program! A fun-filled week of Circus-Arts Workshops where students learn exciting new skills, including: juggling, plate spinning, rope twirling, feather balancing, physical comedy and classic slapstick. Camp participants will take away performance skills, gain confidence and experience the joy of Circus!The Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 0690. For more information, please contact SCA Director of Education: Carol Bryan, 203-517-3431. cbryan@palacestamford.org1. Information and Registration,.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Bristol - Our Summer Camp enables and empowers children entering grades 1-8 in the fall to discover and develop their individual intellectual, social and physical potential in a safe and structured setting.  We provide a variety of activities that are age-appropriate and designed to offer children and early teens a full day of learning and fun during the summer. Our Elementary School Camp is a state licensed Child Care and our Middle School Camp is a State licensed Camp. OUR CAMP INCLUDES Weekly Field Trips, Swimming, Gym Activities, Art & Crafts, Innovative STEM Activities, Caring adult counselors, Healthy AM & PM Snack. Contact or 860-540-3110 for questions regarding our Camps! Boys and Girls Clubs of Bristol, West Street Unit 255 West Street, Bristol, CT 06010, (860) 583-4734.

New England Science & Sailing (NESS) offers ocean adventure summer programs for all ages. Courses include adventure sports (boogie boarding, fishing, kayaking, snorkeling, SUP, surfing), marine science, power boating, and sailing. Strong focus on STEM education, and building confidence, teamwork and leadership skills. Fully trained, certified and experienced staff members. NESS is a US Powerboating certified training center and was named "Outstanding Community Sailing Center" by US Sailing in 2013. For more information, please visit or call 860-535-9362. New England Science & Sailing, 70 Water Street, Stonington, CT,

Crystal Theater - Fairfield County's Premiere Children's Theatre Group. Summer Theater Camps for Kindergarden through 12th grade. Check registration pages for ages in each program. Preschool Storybook Theatre Afternoon Camp. Broadway Blast One Week Camp. Perseus The Dragonslayer Two Week Camp. Aesop's Fables One Week Camp. Arts in the Park Older Group Two Week Camp. Arts in the Park Younger Group Two Week Camp. Basics of Beautiful Singing Evening Class. Advanced Vocal Technique Evening Class. Snow White One Week Camp. Hungarian Nights Song and Dance Camp.. Crystal Theatre, 12 June Avenue,  Norwalk, CT 06850. Office and Box Office: (203) 847-4850, Rehearsal Studio: (203) 847-4850. Registration at :

Glebe House Museum - The Glebe House Museum and Gertrude Jekyll Garden. Take a Step Back into Another Time. SUMMER EXPERIENCE FOR CHILDREN. Annual HANDS ON HISTORY - Experience living history by making candles, playing colonial games, digging for artifacts, churning butter, discovering treasures in the Museum and so much more. (ages 6-10). Annual ART IN THE GARDEN - Have fun gardening in our Colonial Children’s Garden, plant crazy containers, design your own garden gloves, learn about herbal remedies and make a first aid kit, paint in the garden, and much more. (ages 6-10).  ART AT THE GLEBE - Explore your creative side and get inspired by nature & history, while you experiment with a variety of art mediums & develop your own personal style. (ages 6-10). A DAY IN THE LIFE - Spend the day as an apprentice with a Colonial Craftsperson. For teens age 11-14. CALL TO REGISTER: (203) 263-2855. E-Mail: The Glebe House Museum and Gertrude Jekyll Garden, 49 Hollow Road, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-2855.  Website:

The YWLC Summer Institute is a five-week leadership experience designed for young women ages 14-18 to further enhance their communication, leadership, higher education and career exploration goals. Girls will develop life skills, build self esteem, and learn healthy habits.  Program dates run from July 13 through August 14 (Monday-Thursday) and is free to girls in the greater Hartford area. YWLC Summer Institute is held at our office 35 Broad Street, Hartford, CT 06105.  Apply today at:  Please note: Selection is based on application and program availability. Contact Dana Sears, Director of Youth Development, 860-525-1163 ext. 108 or with any questions.

Sharon Audubon - Audubon Sharon’s Summer Nature Program offers themed and general nature camps that feature a small student to teacher ratio and fun-filled interactive and educational adventures—including outdoor exploration, hikes, live animal programs, hands-on activities and experiments, games, and crafts. The program is led by trained, knowledgeable, and caring staff with segmented offerings for Grades K-2, 3-6, and a 1-week pre-K program in mid-July. LOCATION: Sharon Audubon Center, 325 Cornwall Bridge Rd., Sharon, CT 06069. Website: Phone: 860-364-0520.

Audubon Center in Greenwich – Audubon Greenwich’s Summer Nature Day Camp program offers weekly themed camps that provide children an opportunity to discover the outdoors and are led by caring, knowledgeable staff. Campers build a deeper connection to the natural world through fun, experiential activities while exploring our 285-acre Main Sanctuary, which includes a beautiful teaching pond, the Byram River, Mead Lake, forests, and meadows. Specialty Camps for Grades 6-9  Volunteer Counselors-in-Training opportunities for Ages 14 and up. LOCATION: Audubon Center in Greenwich, 613 Riversville Rd., Greenwich, CT 06831. Website: Phone: 203-869-5272

YB World Taekwondo Academy - Active Kids is a full day, 3 week summer program that combines academic growth with physical fitness.  Our certified tutors and instructors will provide a fun, active and safe experience for children to develop their minds and bodies. If you are looking for a meaningful and enriching experience for your children, look no further.  Our program combines the best aspects of academic and physical education to create an unforgettable summer. YB World Taekwondo Academy is a traditional martial arts school for 25 years in Stamford teaching students World Taekwondo Federation certified Taekwondo with a focus on education and character building. YB World Taekwondo Academy, 81 High Ridge Road, Stamford, 203-969-1234,  Website:

Wethersfield Academy for the Arts – 2019 Summer Youth Program is dedicated to introducing children to a broad range of art mediums. The 25 classes offered are taught by experienced artist and teachers and may be taken in full or half day sessions.  We hope your child will find something exciting to introduce them to art, or further their interest. Morning classes run 9am to 12pm. Afternoon classes run 1pm to 4pm. Please let us know if you need early drop-off (8:30am) or late pick-up at 4:30pm. There is no class time in those periods. Full day enrollment includes a supervised home-packed lunch (and snacks) which may be enjoyed outdoors, weather permitting. Students are encouraged to bring their own water bottles and are requested to refrain from cell phone use during class. Download Summer Youth Programs brochure and Registration. (PDF Summer Youth Programs)  e-mail or call 860-436-9857.

Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center -With adherence to guidelines provided by the CDC and Connecticut’s Office of Early Childhood, the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (the Kate) will host its Kate’s Camp for Kids summer day camp from July 5 through August 6 in Old Saybrook. Five one-week sessions will be offered for children ages 5 to 10 with slight modifications, such as more outdoor time, but the camp will retain its imaginative arts-filled curriculum. Up to thirty campers can participate each week and campers will be divided into three groups of ten. Each group will work with their counselors as a distinct unit during the week. Daily health screenings of staff and campers, no sharing of equipment or supplies, and regularly sanitizing facilities throughout the day will be the norm. Kate’s Camp will continue to feature performing arts activities, including writing short stories and songs and learning choreography, as well as visual art projects. The camp weeks and themes are: July 5 – 9: The Phantom of the Music Room; July 12 – 16: Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!; July 19 – 23: The Days of Dragons and Knights; July 26 – 30: It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane!; Aug 2 – 6: Broadway Beat Registrations are now being accepted and partial scholarships are available. For more information, please visit or call 860-510-0473 x214. The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, which celebrated its 10th year in September 2019, is a non-profit performing arts organization located in an historic theatre/town hall on Main Street in Old Saybrook. Originally opened in 1911 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Center has been renovated with public funds from the Town of Old Saybrook and donations raised by the Trustees of the Center. It includes a 250-seat theatre and a small museum honoring Katharine Hepburn, Old Saybrook’s most celebrated resident.   The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center,  300 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT 06475, Phone: 860.510.0473, Fax: 860.510.0099,  Email:

Arts in CT- Summer Camp. New Haven-Milford Locations. Create Your Own Experience. Class options: 9am-12pm, 12PM-3PM, Full Day-9am-3pm. Summer Theater. We have three streams of summer camps: Weekly Arts Camps, Musical Theater Camp and Dance Camp. It includes four classes (music, theater, art, dance (jazz, tap and ballet) for the campers- both indoor and outdoor and varies in level and age group.!  Arts in CT Corporation, 64 Ridge Street, Milford, CT 06460. (203)936-8567;;

Insports is proud to offer a multitude of summer camp choices!  We have a traditional camp which will feature art, science, and a variety of activities through a non-competitive approach.  If sports are all you think about, then our ultimate sports camp will be the perfect place to hone your athletic skills.  Sport Specific camps will allow your son or daughter to develop important skills so they are one step ahead of the competition! Our Ultimate Sport, Traditional, and Wildcat camps are for children ages 6-12 and are offered every week of the summer (June 19th-August 31st).  Our sport specific camps are offered at various weeks throughout the summer and are for children ages 3-15!  Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, Lacrosse, Field Hockey, Lego Robotics are just a few of the exciting specialty camps being offered this year. Insports Summer Camp is truly the best of both worlds.  Rain or shine, your child will get to enjoy camp in our beautiful 110,000 square foot indoor facility.  Our newly updated outdoor area will feature a giant inflatable water slide, bounce house, picnic tables, GaGa pit, and much more! For more information or to register today, visit our website at or give us a call at (203) 268-1214!

Fearless Flyers Academy, Flying Trapeze and Aerial Arts Summer Day Camp in Mystic, Connecticut. Join us for an experience your kids will NEVER forget! Camp is open to the general public and ALL KIDS AGES 6-15 are welcome! Activities include flying trapeze, aerial silks, trampoline, tightwire, juggling and much more! Absolutely no experience necessary. Reservations are required, so please book as soon as possible to secure your child’s spot!  Campers who are not picked up by 2:35pm will be automatically enrolled into our after-school care. Reservations for after-school care are not required. Price includes FREE camp t-shirt and FREE performance for parents and friends with your children as the stars.. Can’t make the show? Not to worry - we’ll be recording it for you! To register, visit Questions? Email us at or call us at (860) 245-4154. Our facility is located at 800 Flanders Road, Building 9, Mystic, CT 06355.

PZ Math Summer Camps -We're offering 2 camps this year! The Beauty of Numbers Camp, Newton, MA, and Calculus Prep Camp, Westport, CT. The Beauty of Numbers. PZ Math Beauty of Numbers Camp is a one-week camp designed for middle school or high school students who want to explore the beautiful world of mathematics and numbers. Students should have taken or be currently enrolled in Algebra 2 or its equivalent. Topics to be covered may include:  prime numbers, number theory,  Fermat's Last Theorem, infinity, logic, the Fibonacci numbers and other recurrence relations, cryptography, voting systems, fair division, logic puzzles and games, and other big questions in mathematics. We will look for patterns, make conjectures, prove those conjectures, and explore how the principles of mathematical thinking and problem solving are equally applicable to the construction of a skyscraper as the writing of a well-crafted political debate. Calculus Prep Camp. PZ Math Calculus Prep is a one-week camp that will prepare you for all the rigor of the AP Calculus curriculum. Our unique approach blends the development of a deep understanding of the big picture of Calculus with the strengthening of important foundational skills. With constant practice and individualized feedback, we’ll guide students through the two primary ideas of Calculus, rates of change and area, while reinforcing all the required skills in algebra, trigonometry, and limits. Beyond content, students will learn powerful problem solving techniques and study skills to be successful in their AP Calculus course, on the AP exam, and beyond. By the end of the week, students will have all the skills and resources necessary to thrive in AP Calculus.
Contact Info:,, 413-458-1849

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Schooner Camp -  Schooner Camp brings kids to the coastline to explore, learn, grow, get their feet wet and above all else - have fun! Camp is for youth ages 6-14 with leadership and youth development opportunities for teens. Shore exploration and and Learn to Sail programs engage campers in science-based learning and environmental education through hands-on activities, adventures, crafts, and games! Camp takes place at Sound School in New Haven, with exploration on Long Wharf Nature Preserve and sailing in New Haven Harbor. Financial aid is available. Email, phone (203) 562-6655

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Friends of Madison Youth - The Barn - Summer Camps 2019. 8 Weeks of amazing camps for 4th through 12th graders! Week One - Girlfriend’s Getaway -Extreme Makeover. This camp is all about girl time. Each day will have a different theme, different activities, and different creations! Week Two - Film Animation. Don’t miss out on this VERY POPULAR experience! Aspiring Graphic Artists, Animators, or Short Film creators will love this camp! Week Three - Filmmaking. Do you love to make short films or ever wondered how it’s done? Come learn the movie making process by planning and shooting your own short films. Week Four - Photography. Campers will explore the beautiful world through a lens. Learning how to use aperture, shutter speed, and iso to take visually compelling shots, and capture breathtaking moments. Week Five - Creative Cooking. No Oven? No problem! Miss Danyell is calling all junior chefs and pastry chef wannabes. Week Six - Creating Television  Dreaming of a life in front of or behind the camera? Jessica Spinelli, The Barn’s very own experienced producer, is spending a week teaching the ins and outs of television production. Week Seven - Murder Mystery Theater. A faint scream fell over the room, everyone sat in silence. A murder had taken place and everyone is a suspect. Week Eight - Art Exploration. Join us for a week of exploring the wonderful world of art! Friends of Madison Youth at Madison Arts Barn, 8 Campus Drive, PO Box 54, Madison CT, 06443. 203-245-2689   MadBarn Productions

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Indian Rock Summer Camp - We have programs from children entering Kindergarten to 12th grade, including a Counselor in Training (CIT) program for older campers seeking volunteer work experience.  Camp is located on a 250+ acre nature preserve, with a 9 acre lake, miles of hiking trails, two wigwams and both indoor and outdoor classroom spaces.  We offer a wide variety of programs to promote the appreciation of nature and environmental science, as well as archery, canoeing, kayaking, recreational tree climbing, photography, film-making, and much more.  Please refer to our website at for more information, or call us at (860) 583-1234.. Indian Rock Summer Camp, 501 Wolcott Road,, Bristol, CT. email: summercamp@elcct.orgWebsite
Registration accepted on an ongoing basis; 10% discount if paid in full by June 1.  Sibling discount and scholarships also available,

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Bobby Valentine's Sports Academy (BVSA) Summer Camps - We will be running indoor baseball and softball summer camps at our new facility this June and July.  On various weeks, we will also be running outdoor baseball only summer camps at Scalzi Park and the Jewish Community Center both located in Stamford, CT. Indoor Baseball, Softball & All-Sports Summer Camps. Location: 99 Largo Drive South Stamford, CT, Ages 6-12. Stamford Outdoor Summer Camps. Location: Scalzi Park, Stamford. Ages 12U at Scalzi 3. Ages 13+ at Cubeta Stadium. Monday - Friday. Bobby Valentine's Sports Academy (BVSA), Mailing Address: P.O Box 4209 Stamford, CT 06907. 4 Omega Dr. South, Stamford, CT 06907. (203) 968-2872Email: Website:

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The Boys & Girls Club of New Haven - The Boys & Girls Club of New Haven runs a state licensed full day summer camp for 5 to 14 year olds that includes swimming lessons, field trips, sports, games & recreation, book clubs theatre, photography and much more. IT ALL HAPPENS AT THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB! Summer Activities Include Swimming, Arts & Cultural Field Trips, Soccer, Book Clubs, Basketball, Tutoring, Visual & Digital Arts, Technology, Martial Arts, Tennis, Golf, or just a day atthe beach. Summer Camp Highlight: SUMMER BRAIN GAIN! School may be out for the summer, but for Boys & Girls Clubs of New Haven members, lessons are still in session. Through its fun and educational Summer Brain Gain program, the Boys & Girls Club aims to prevent summer learning loss and keep kids on track for the coming school year. Email:   Website:

Microsoft Store Free Summer Camps - Free YouthSpark Summer Camps at Microsoft at Westfarms Mall and Danbury Fair Mall show kids how to have fun and find inspiration through creativity and technology. From coding their own game, launching a business, to working in 3D or creating digital art, they’ll enjoy a fun and supportive learning environment.  Camps are run at the Microsoft Store at Westfarms Mall and Danbury Fair Mall. The parent, legal guardian or authorized adult caregiver of every camp participant under 17 years of age must provide a signed Participation Agreement and remain in the Microsoft Store for the duration of the event. At the  Microsoft Store at Westfarms Mall, camps are for ages 8-12 and 13+.

The Glass Source - Glass Art CampJoin us this summer for a fun, educational, and socially distant art camp! Kids will learn a variety of glass art techniques to create beautiful fused glass pieces at our newly expanded studio in Seymour. Our summer camp starts at 9 AM and ends at 12 PM, with a break for lunch brought from home.  Glass and supplies included. Ages 6-10 and 11-14 can enjoy a week of creating with fusible glass. Each week has a different theme, such as Animal Week, Nature Week, Shapes & Colors, and More! Students will make 1-2 projects per day and come home with beautiful glass creations. Don’t worry- there’s no molten glass here. Children will cut and layer cold pieces of glass, which are then melted down inside a kiln. Finished products will be available for later pick up. Website: htttps:// Phone Number: 203-888-1616 To register: Fill out google form:  The Glass Source Stained Glass Studio, 18 Bank Street Suite 101, Seymour, CT 06483

Northwest Catholic High School  - Summer Sports Camps. Northwest Catholic High School has a long and proud history of outstanding sports programs, and our summer athletic camps follow in that celebrated tradition. All our summer sports camps are led by Northwest Catholic's experienced and winning coaches. Camps are open to all Connecticut children grades 4 - 9. Boy's Baseball, Boys' Basketball, Girls' Soccer, Boys' Lacrosse, Girls' Basketball, Boys' Soccer, Girls' Field Hockey, Girls' Volleyball, Football, Girls' Lacrosse, Girls' Softball, and Cheerleading. NORTHWEST CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, 29 Wampanoag Drive, West Hartford, CT 06117, 860-236-4221.

Creative Music Center - Instrument Exploration Camp ages: 9 to 12 years.  Our popular Instrument Explo camp gives students a chance to discover and play all of the instruments in the band and orchestra along with guitar and ukulele. This camp is a great opportunity for students to explore each instrument and choose their favorite! SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE: Monday Guitar/Electric Bass/Ukulele; Tuesday Violin/Viola/Cello/Upright Bass; Wednesday Trumpet/Trombone/French Horn; Thursday Flute/Clarinet/Saxophone; Friday Piano/Drums/Bell Kit. 3 Week-Long Sessions, Monday thru Friday, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm daily. Other Camps include Flute Choir, Jazz Combo, Ensembles, Morning Jam Workshop and Ukulele Workshop. Creative Music Center, 701 Main Street Monroe, CT 06468 Phone: (203) 261-7301. Email: . Website:

Talcott Mountain Science Center - Enroll your child in a summer of endless science fun. Located high atop Talcott Mountain, this day program is especially designed for intellectually excited girls and boys. Children in grades K-8 can attend for the summer or just by the week. The season runs from the last full week of June to the second week of August. Imagine a place where your child will experience the world of science and technology with other curious and creative girls and boys. Imagine a place that challenges young minds with creative problems. Imagine a place that makes learning fun and exciting. Talcott Mountain is also a place for the musical, the artistic, the scientific and the inquisitive. A place to make new friends, equipped with instruments of discovery. A place where everyone cares about children and where your child will thrive! Your child will explore and create in a hands-on program developed by educators and scientists at TMSC. Age-appropriate sessions include: Robotics, Computer Game Making, Astronomy, Rocketry, Connecticut Wildlife, Magic & Science, Arduino, Science Sleuths, Girls Rock!, Raspberry Pi, Green Energy, Arts and Crafts, Computer Graphics and Animation, Wild Weather, 3D Design & Printing, Pirate Science, Electronics, Geocaching and Movie Making. Talcott Mountain Science Center, 324 Montevideo Road, Avon, CT 06001, 860-677-8571,

Code Ninjas - SPARK YOUR CHILD'S INNER NINJA. Transform your child's love for technology and video games into and exciting learning adventure this summer. Our Coding Camps offer an immersive environment for children to explore and develop new skills, gain confidence, and have fun with friends. It's an unforgettable summer experience! Age: 7-14. Location: Code Ninjas- Manchester, CT. Call 860 288 2425 for schedule and Cost.

Bushy Hill Nature Center - Bushy Hill Nature Center at Incarnation Center offers people of all ages the chance to learn and grow.  Located on 700+ acres encompassing Deep River and Ivoryton, our diverse surroundings offer the perfect setting for school programs, indigenous studies, summer camp, team building, birthday parties and workshops. For the 2019 summer season, we are offering five programs June and August.  The Seedlings Day Camp is a full day program (9am-3pm) for children who are 4 and 5 years old and fully potty trained. This camp will introduce children to the world of day camp. Session are one week long and run throughout the summer. Before and after care available. Bushy Hill Day Camp for campers ages 5 to 12. Daily activities include teambuilding using our ropes course, hiking, field group games, fire making, tracking, swimming and other water activities, plant identification, and exploring of the vast natural surroundings. Bushy Hill Scout Survival Camp, for ages 13 to 16, is a camp that focuses on wilderness living and survival skills.  Bushy Mountain Teen Camp is a camp for teenagers ages 13 to 16 who are ready and willing to take on responsibility. The campers will be using cooperation and communication with their peers to perform team building activities and participate in service-learning projects. The Counselor in Training Program at Bushy Hill offers teens the unique opportunity to learn and develop skills as a counselor. Ages 16 to 18. All day camp sessions are two-weeks long and run throughout the summer, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM daily unless otherwise noted. Before and after care is available for all campers. Transportation available (except for Seedlings). Bushy Hill Nature Center, 253 Bushy Hill Road, Ivoryton, CT 06442, (860) 767-2148 Register at

Pelagic Kids Fishing Camp - Pelagic Kids Fishing Camp was formed with the goal in mind of getting kids out of  the house and onto the water to have fun and learn about their local fisheries. Our camp will run 5 days a week, 2 half day sessions a day and is offered to children between the ages of 8 and 16 and of all skills levels. July to August. We encourage first timers to participate! . If a longer session is needed, special arrangements can be made, and would include signing up for both morning and afternoon sessions.The camp will be held on the Pelagic Beast II, a 40 foot custom Jersey Dawn Sport Fisherman boat, with our client’s utmost comfort in mind.  We will be exploring the waters of the Long Island Sound, offering a complete, unique outdoor experience! Campers will be guided by Coast Guard licensed captains daily, teaching them the basic fundamentals needed to catch their own fish. Pelagic Oyster Bend Marina,  23 Platt St, Norwalk, CT 06854 (914) 216-4899

Elm Shakespeare Company - The Magic of Shakespeare. Get ready for a two week fun and imaginative summer program where rising students learn all aspects of theater while rehearsing a 30-minute Shakespeare play! Two programs available. Players Camp for 7- 12 year olds. A 2-week fun and imaginative summer program where students learn all aspects of theatre while rehearsing a 30-minute Shakespeare play! Program runs July and August.. Teen Intensive, this three-week adventure gives teens ages 13-18 an immersive, fun, challenging deep dive into playing Shakespeare! Program runs June through July.. 10-1 student to teacher ratio. The maximum number of campers at each session is 40. Our teaching artists are working actors, stage managers, directors, and designers. Students must bring their own lunch, as no food will be provided. Final performances are at 2:00 PM on the final Friday of the camp. We accept all campers, including those with special needs. Elm Shakespeare Co. PO Box 206029, New Haven, Connecticut, 06520-6029. Phone / Text 203.392.8882. Email

Robotics and Beyond - We offer summer STEM programs for ages 5-18! Our Junior STEM program is offered as half day sessions for ages 5-8. Full day sessions are offered for ages 8 and up in areas of STEM and design. Our STEM and Design Academy provides individual topics at advanced levels for experienced students wanting deeper guidance and learning at a college level. Read our summer camp details for forms, camp location, deposit and cancellation policies, and more. We offer Tuition Assistance. Our Summer programs are held in the New Milford High School library (Find on map) and New Milford town center. Over the past 16 years, we have also enabled many special needs youth and young adults to discover and develop their talents in various topics of technology and design. Parents looking for such a resource may wish to contact us to see if our programs may be beneficial. See website for costs and pricing for different deadlines. 
Robotics And Beyond, 20 Bank St., New Milford CT 06776-2706, Mailing address: P.O Box 607, New Milford CT 06776-0607. 860-717-4319

Mitchell College - Explore the Arts, Science and Nature This Summer: Nature meets the arts in this thoughtfully designed Arts & Nature Summer Camp! Designed for children ages 5 to 12, the Arts & Nature Camp at Mitchell College blends the arts with science and the natural setting of woods, pond and shoreline in one of the most creative camps you will find in New London County. Camp will run weekly, from June 18-August 17, Monday-Friday. Registration is now open, and discounts are available. Visit for more information. Mitchell College, 437 Pequot Avenue, New London, CT 06320,  860-701-5000

The Writery Ink, LLC - Two summer camp offerings - Summer Fiction Writing Institute. Conducted by author Vjange Hazle for teens 14-17. An intensive two-week fiction writing program in which students explore and discover themselves as writers. Students will understand the basics of writing, explore genre, outline and craft stories, learn the editing process, and prepare a manuscript for publication. At the end of the program, students will produce an anthology and have the option of publishing their work. A Book Release/Signing party will allow students to showcase their skills to family and friends.Sign up for one (1) 2-week session only. May bring a Laptop or tablet. 4 sessions June - August. Saturday Summer Art CAMP for kids ages 7-12 June and July, 1:00pm-3:00pm Hone your skills in various media with Master instructors • Drawing - pencil and charcoal. Painting - watercolor,  acrylic and more. Refreshments provided. The Writery Ink, LLC 836 Park Ave # 24D Wintonbury Mall Bloomfield, CT 06002 (860) 206-9965 (860) 830-8006

Westville Community Nursery School - We are so excited to be offering a summer program again this year at WCNS.  WCNS’ Summer Program is open to children ages 3- 6 from the greater New Haven area. You do not need to be a student at WCNS to attend the 5 week program. Join us for relaxed, outdoor fun in a safe and nurturing environment overseen by experienced WCNS teachers. Our summer curriculum focuses on sand & water play, creative art experiences and PLAY! Most of the day will take place outdoors on our playground. June 24 - July 26, 2019  (Sign up for one or more weeks.)   8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Week 1: June 24 - June 28 "The Bug Squad"; Week 2: July 1 - July 5 "Preschool Olympics" (no camp on the 4th of July); Week 3: July 8 - July 12, "From Page to Stage" - mini theater camp;  Week 4: July 15 - July 19"Teddy Bear Picnic"; Week 5: July 22 - July 26 "Ice is Nice".   For more information, contact the director, Patty O’Hanlon, at Westville Community Nursery School, 3 Tour Avenue, New Haven, CT 06515, 203.387.6660

Westport Arts Center - SUMMER CAMP. Explore the exciting possibilities this summer break with Summer Camp at the Westport Arts Center! Get creative, innovative, and have fun through the arts by choosing from a catalog of unique and contemporary weeklong workshops. With everything from mixed media studios to themed courses delving into graffiti, design, and culture, each workshop will include hands-on projects and a new way to look at art. With options for the traditional art enthusiast and the current pre-teen, this year’s summer line-up is sure to offer something for everyone! Classes will stimulate your child’s problem solving skills and invigorate their imagination through diverse materials. Your child will practice thinking creatively and critically!  All workshops offer something for everyone ages 4-12. Morning camps run from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM and include a snack; Afternoon camps run from 1:30 – 3:30 PM. In instances where morning and afternoon classes feature the same theme, activities and direction will be designed to be age-appropriate. Registration fees vary based on materials costs. 
Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880. (203) 226-1806

Camp Argo - Camp Argo is an outdoor recreational day camp for all campers ages 4 - 14 yrs. located at Camp Cedarcrest in Orange, CT. Our full camp day is from 9am-4pm with optional extended camp beginning at 7:30am and ending at 5:30pm. E.S.Y. 1/2 Day Afternoon option (12-4pm M-Th and ALL day Friday 9am-4pm) for those attending Extended School Year or Summer School. Some activities include archery, arts/crafts, fishing, GoKarts, collaborative games, songs, and so much more. We also offer an Inclusion Program serving those in our community with special abilities. Camp Argo believes in empowering campers of all abilities to dream big, be kind to one another, find their strengths, try their best, and learn to lead by example.  To us, this is the definition of a HERO! Mailing Address - 554 Boston Post Rd. #120 Orange, CT 06477. Camp Location - 886 Mapledale Rd. Orange, CT 06477 (Located at Camp Cedarcrest). (203) 799-ARGO (2746)  To All of Our Camp Argo Families: It is with a heavy heart, that we have made the very difficult decision to postpone our time together until next year, Summer 2021. We have made this difficult short-term decision to ensure the long-term mission of Camp Argo.  Nothing like this has ever happened to us before and up until just a few days ago, we had every intention to conduct Camp Argo this summer as normal.  Unfortunately, these are not normal times and we cannot ignore the overwhelming concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Ultimately, we considered the health & safety of our campers, staff and our community when making this decision. We pray that there will be a solution to getting the country back on its feet sooner rather than later.  We are very hopeful that Summer 2021 we all will come back stronger & healthier than ever! If you have any questions please feel free to call anytime 203-799-2746 or email  Wishing you all a healthy and happy summer!  Sincerely, Jason Nevis, Camp Argo Director

Fairfield Summer Stage - Fairfield Summer Stage is a comprehensive immersive theatre experience for young actors, supported by a professional creative staff of directors and designers, held at the Fairfield Museum in downtown Fairfield, CT. With each 3-week summer session, we will mount a full production of a musical, starting with the initial audition and followed by a rehearsal process, culminating in an exciting performance where family and friends can enjoy your hard work from the audience. Thanks to our colleagues at the Fairfield Museum, we have a new location for camp, and are now known as FAIRFIELD SUMMER STAGE  No previous experience required!  -  203.416.6446

Young Hacks Academy - Will be offered in locations around Connecticut this summer. YHA uses technology to develop real-world leadership skills. Blending computer programming, problem-solving, and teamwork, YHA teaches kids to build cool video games about big challenges facing the world today, such as climate change, homelessness, and endangered wildlife. YHA was founded in 2013 to help kids develop important skills through a problem-based learning model that employs a variety of fun, energetic activities to promote collaboration and creative thinking. Whether your child is new to programming or an experienced coder, YHA will challenge them to think deeply, work in teams, and create video games about socially relevant topics. Connecticut locations this summer include Coventry, Darien, East Hampton, Farmington, Mystic,  Oakville, Pawcatuck, Shelton and Stratford. Course information on the YHA website at  YOUNG HACKS LLC
 283 Stone Drive,  Colchester, VT 05446, 802-379-3798. Email

Craftivate - Craft camps are held during Wallingford's public school Spring Break and over summer vacation. There are also Day Off craft camps that are held when Wallingford public schools are closed. Your child will get crafty in a safe and caring environment with new arts and crafts projects presented each day. Most camps are for children 5 and up. Always send your child in clothes that can get permanent paint on them. Two summer camps are offered - Teen Photo Camp and Arts & Crafts Summer Camp. More information at  Craftivate, 172 Center St, Wallingford, CT 06492,
(203) 678-4387  Contact:

Ballet School of Stamford at Chelsea Piers - Two Summer Dance Camps. Dance Camp - perfect for beginner and intermediate dancers. Ages 6 - 10 Years: Weeks 6 and 7 Boys & Girls, 8:45am - 3:45pm Monday - Friday. Our Summer Dance program will nurture a love of dance building a strong dance foundation by focusing on placement, coordination, strength, flexibility and musicality. The curriculum includes ballet technique, repertoire, jazz, modern and strengthening and injury prevention.
Dance Intensive Camp - For intermediate and advanced dancers. Ages 10 - 18 Years Boys and Girls. 8:45am - 3:45pm Monday - Friday. Our Intensive program offers serious dance student’s excellent training based on classical ballet training enriched by diverse dance forms necessary to meet the demands of colleges and dance companies today. The curriculum includes technique, pointe, repertoire, jazz, modern and Pilates, yoga and injury prevention.
Ballet School of Stamford at Chelsea Piers, One Blachley Road Stamford, CT 06902, 203-989-1555.

Camp LiveGirl - Summer Leadership Experiences at Camp LiveGirl. Join middle school girls from across Fairfield County for Camp LiveGirl at New Canaan High School. Our summer programs are for girls entering 5th-8th grades ready to discover their passion, voice and mighty girl power! Girls meet fierce female role models, complete our Brave Academy, and explore interests and electives. Our evidence-based programs are proven to build self-esteem and social emotional intelligence, the building blocks of a confident leader. (Counselor and CIT positions available for grades 9-12.).
Camp Afternoon options: Musical Theatre, STEAM Design Lab, or Multi-Sports. Transportation (from Bridgeport, Norwalk & Stamford) & scholarships available. Register: Connect @goLiveGirl. LiveGirl, Inc., 59 Grove Street, Suite 1D, New Canaan, CT 06840. General Inquiries
Phone Calls: (475) 558-954

Human Anatomy and Physiology Summer Science Enrichment Program - Sacred Heart University is launching an anatomy summer enrichment program for the week of July 15-20, 2019. The enrichment program is designed for high school students interested in biology and/or healthcare. The program will be held in the new, state-of-the-art Center for Healthcare Education Building, home to some of the latest educational innovations available for healthcare students. Students will examine pro-sections/cadavers and dissect animal specimens; students will also be exposed to the latest technology and simulations. In addition, participants will be trained in Basic Life Support/CPR. For more information, visit the web site: Location: Sacred Heart University, Center for Healthcare Education, 4400 Park Avenue, Fairfield, CT. For rising high school students, Contact: or Marilyn Moss: 203-520-9950 (after 5PM).

DREAM Sports Summer Learning Camp - Entering its second year, The Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS), The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) and The McMikle Group have developed an engaging, interactive and intensive youth summer leadership camp that provides a unique fusion of daily STEM based educational instruction; leadership training and development along with sport specific coaching and instruction. Hosted on the Windsor High School campus and utilizing the Windsor Sports Complex, DREAM Sports Summer Learning Camp is open to students entering the 1st - 10th grades from any school in the state of Connecticut. 860-490-5059, Windsor High School & Athletic Complex, 50 Sage Park Road, Windsor, CT 06095.

Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy-Duck Camp 2019 - This July and August, LRWC is offering five, week-long, day camp sessions for children entering grades 3 - 6 in the Fall of 2019. LRWC Camps are interactive, educational, and lots of fun! Get ready for exciting outdoor adventures where you'll learn about our birds, wetlands, and more. Each session includes outdoor exploration, hands-on activities, experiments, games, and crafts, and lots of interaction with our amazing flock of over 400 birds from around the world! Camp sessions are Monday through Friday, from 9:00am to 3:00pm, and take place at the Conservancy, located at 55 Duck Pond Road, Litchfield CT 06759. The LRWC grounds encompass 16 scenic acres with lots to explore including ponds, natural wetlands, and the aviaries which house our flock. Be sure to bring a sack lunch (and a snack!) every day. Before and after care is available every day from 8:00am-9:00am and 3:00pm-4:30pm and can be added to your summer camp purchase. If you would like to sign your child up for camp, please visit Please contact Colleen Peters, our Camp Director, at with questions.

Holiday Hill - Holiday Hill is the summer place for boys & girls ages 4-14 who want to have fun, make friends, keep active & grow strong!  Parents love our supervised daily transportation in eastern Connecticut, outstanding staff, safe, nurturing environment and growth-oriented atmosphere. Kids love the fun! Regular sessions include swimming lessons and recreational swimming in sparkling pools, sports, archery, canoeing, ropes course with zip line, nature, crafts, creative dramatics, and hundreds of games and activities. Special sessions focus on horsemanship and riding lessons, dance, or mountain biking, plus a powerful leadership program for campers in grades 9 & 10. Parallel to our usual program, our Kids Cooperate group for children with Special Needs creates a great individualized camp experience with expert counseling and therapeutic techniques. Summer Never Felt So Good! (860)423-1375 Email: Website:

Mill River Park Day Camp - For ages 5 - 14 years, open from June to August is the NEWEST summer camp located in downtown Stamford. Our camp is far from traditional! With a focus on environmental education, our campers will be able to choose from almost a dozen unique clubs, ranging from sports to fashion. and will make lasting memories on our weekly field trips.  Camp will be held mostly outdoors in our park. However, the children will be indoors for lunch and in the event of inclement weather or heat waves. We have our Carousel Pavilion, which is an indoor facility, as well as a 2,500 square foot tent, which we will utilize for shelter. Registration and details at For further information contact Tiffany Wilson, Youth & Family Programs Manager, Mill River Park Collaborative, 1055 Washington Blvd, 4th Floor, Stamford, CT 06901 (203)
989-0321 x 103

Camp Aldrich - Spend a week in the Museum’s on-site art studio and outside in our Sculpture Garden working with practicing artists and educators to learn new art-making techniques at Camp Aldrich! At these full-day, week-long day camps, campers will learn about the work on view in the galleries, explore the Museum’s two-acre campus, and incorporate the world around them into their art – just like the contemporary artists that exhibit at The Aldrich. Each week culminates in a celebration for family and friends on Friday evening from 5 to 6 pm. Caregivers receive personalized daily emails from Camp staff with updates on that the group did during the day, what their child accomplished and learned, and what is planned for the following day. July and August.  The Aldrich, 258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877.  203.438.4519.

Hidden Meadow Equestrian Center - We offer horseback riding summer camp as well as nature camp to children from Kindergarten to Tenth grade. We offer a Counselor In Training for Juniors and Seniors in high school. Full Day Summer Camp: We are offering (2) week long full day summer camps! Now, through March 15th we are offering $100 off for the week of camp! Perfect for beginners and intermediate riders. We have well mannered horses that love to work with kids. Purchase a week of camp today! Make sure to sign up and fill out the registration form. See below description of daily activities. Half Day Summer Camp: Option for half day summer camp! Perfect for the younger horse lover, or for the busy family looking to enjoy summer to the fullest! Hours are 9 AM through 1 PM Monday through Thursday! We can cater our half summer camp to your schedule!  Hidden Meadow Equestrian Cente, 1757 Main St, Glastonbury CT 06073, 860-532-5898,

New England Fashion+Design Association - Weekly Fashion Smmer Camps - Our fashion association's goal is to help the attendees of our fashion camps increase their knowledge of fashion design and support the next generation of style innovators and leaders. Weekly FashionLAB Summer Camp, June to August Morning and afternoon sessions. Look Sharp, Noir - Black Dress, Onward & Upward, The Smart Set, To Die For, Pink Beauty, Great Escapes, That's a Wrap. Little Fashionistas Weekly Summer Camp - Ages 7-8-9, morning sessions. Designing my First Dress, Creating my First Collection, Creating my First Skirt. New England Fashion+Design Association, 24B Monroe Street, Norwalk, CT 06854, 203-345-0030,

CAMPWCP 2022 - In-person summer camp at the Playhouse! At CampWCP, young folx are encouraged to use their voice on issues that matter to them and turn it into something theatrical — with a little help from the Playhouse. Middle school students will explore the art of playwriting and devise their own play. Guided by a professional Theater for Young Audiences playwright, the young artists will collectively create stories together and perform their original play at the Playhouse for an invited audience of family and friends. Upon graduation, campers will receive a bound copy of their piece, just like the plays published for Broadway. Campers will also learn acting techniques from Playhouse Director of Education Jenny Nelson and how to be a student activist from local community activists. They will also have the opportunity to participate in workshops with Playhouse staff and invited guests. Past workshops have covered movement and language, character building, and theatrical poster design. All activities take place on the campus of Westport Country Playhouse in Westport, CT. All campers are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination prior to the start of camp. Physical distancing measures, health protocols and masking may be required based on current CT Office of Early Childhood (OEC) and local guidelines. CampWCP is licensed by the CT Office of Early Childhood (OEC). Register at  Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court
Westport, CT 06880; Phone: (203) 227-5137; Fax: (203) 221-7482; Email

The Writer's Block Ink - Theater Institute for Social Change — Summer Theater Intensive for Youth. This is an 8-week summer program for high school students in which they will create and perform an original work of theater centered around the topic of immigration in America. The group will use creative and performing arts to explore the issue and generate content to engage community in dialogue and social change action. Once registration fee is secured you will be contacted to schedule an audition which will entail a reading of a monologue (options will be provided by WBI at the audition), a presentation of a prepared piece selected by student (monologue, song, dance, music, poem etc.), and an interview   Registration Deadline: This form must be submitted by Wednesday, May 1st 2019. Program will run Monday-Thursday from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Anticipated show dates are Thurs Aug 15th, Fri Aug 16th, and Sat Aug 17th 2019. Tuition comes due once accepted in the program. Payment plans can be made, and financial aid is available for qualified students. 
Questions and more information contact Artistic Director Kolton Harris, at  or call 860-442-5625

Housatonic Boat Club - Summer Sailing at Housatonic Boat Club! Join us for a 7 weeks of summer sailing fun with the Housatonic Boat Club in Stratford, CT!  Learn to sail with us on the Housatonic River and Long Island Sound, sailing our 420’s, JY15’s, Laser, and Mercurys. Our program is for students ages 8-16 and runs for 7 weeks. Students learn tacking, jibing, sailing rules, upwind sailing, downwind sailing, capsize recovery, racing tactics, racing, and knot tying. Open to both beginners and experienced sailors. Come have fun with us this summer! For more information and to register:

Happy Hands Prep Summer Enrichment Program - Our summer enrichment program is fun and educational for all ages potty trained to 7 years. We offer weekly themes with special friday events! June - August. Themes include::Summer Reading week, Mad Scientist week, Fitness week, Water week, Professions week, Chef week, Preschool Painter’s week and Pirate and Princess. We offer flexible days,  9am-1pm. Happy Hands Prep was created and built by sister's Lori and Keri. We have created a welcoming space where students feel safe and eager to learn. We provide a private school atmosphere, where students are not confined to one room throughout the day as seen in other traditional preschools. 421 Wolcott Road,  Wolcott, CT 06716 (203) 441-4455.

Mystic Aquarium - More camps than you can shake a flipper at! What do young explorers, animal and nature lovers, and budding marine biologists have in common? They can all find a summer camp to suit their interests at Mystic Aquarium. Offered June through August, our camps offer hands-on activities, up-close animal encounters, field trips and other fun and educational experiences for children ages 3 to 16. For younger children, the Aquarium offers day camps, while older kids have the opportunity to participate in overnight programs. Mystic Aquarium,  55 Coogan Blvd. Mystic, CT 06355-1997.  E-mail: Phone: 860.572.5955.

St. John’s Church - St. John’s Church, Washington, will offer a Summer Arts Program for Youth in July.  The program, “The Rainy Days and Nights of Mr. and Mrs. Noah,” is a three week musical theater workshop designed for children ages 6 through 11 that will culminate in two performances on July 26th and July 27th, times to be determined. The three-week program offers a dynamic learning environment. Directed and produced by outstanding professionals with notable accomplishments, the workshop provides opportunities for artistic growth, self-expression, education, and teamwork by introducing participants to all aspects of a musical theater production such as singing, dancing, acting and fun. No experience is required. For more information please call Sarah Eyre at St Johns 860-868-2527  . St. John's Episcopal Church, 78 Green Hill Road, Washington, CT 06793

Girls Rugby - Girls Rugby is excited to announce a new opportunity for girls in grades 2 - 8 to fall in love with rugby through our Girls Rugby Day Camps! Camp participants will enjoy a rugby program filled with fun rugby games and activities that will give girls the true Girls Rugby experience in a camp format. Over the course of the camp, girls will have the opportunity to become rugby super stars as they work on their passing, catching, running, flag-pulling, and scoring techniques. All of our Girls Rugby Camp Coaches will deliver exciting activities and games, giving each participant a truly memorable experience. In addition to building their rugby skills, campers will also get to experience the values-based curriculum where Camp Coaches introduce new values each day through engaging and interactive activities. All campers will receive an exclusive Girls Rugby T-shirt and rugby ball included in your Girls Rugby Camp registration. Connecticut camp is at Colt Park, Hartford, CT 06114. For more information on our Girls Rugby Camps, please contact Register at

Summer Institute for the Gifted - The Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG) offers summer educational programs for gifted, academically talented, and creative students ages 5 to 17. The 3- week programs combine academics with social, cultural, and recreational opportunities for a truly engaging summer. Choose from 7 residential and commuter campuses including Yale, and 12 non-residential programs including Fairfield University. Residential and commuter programs are offered to students ages 9-17, non-residential day programs are for students ages 5-12. Programs run in June and July. Come see what is exciting and new at  Phone: 203-399-5000, e-mail:

Spirit Sports Camp - Spirit Sports Camp is a rewarding multi-sport camp for girls. Spirit provides a unique, overnight or day camp athletic experience for girls ages 8-15, who individualize their schedules to
spend time as they choose. During each session, they attend team practices, receive workouts tailored to their abilities and compete in games. Individual skill improvement and a better tactical awareness of each sport offered are a focus of the camp. Character development and personal growth are the pillars of the program. On the athletic fields, girls play the sports they most enjoy or learn the basics of a sport that is new to them, all in a positive and encouraging environment. Off the fields, girls can select different workshops and electives to try, such as sign language, coding, painting and theater. At Spirit, sport is the method used to work with girls on their self-esteem, confidence, teamwork, cooperation, responsibility, leadership and fairness. These personal development areas are addressed every day, and their importance is taught on both the athletic fields and through daily living. Campers are also encouraged to enjoy themselves, learn new skills and have fun with their teammates. Overnight and Day Camp in July. Location: Ethel Walker School, Simsbury, CT. Contact info:, 330-576-6117. Website:

UConn Conservation Ambassador Program - High school students interested from all over Connecticut can participate in a fun and active program in environmental conservation. If you are interested in UConn CAP and entering 10th, 11th and 12th grade, please visit and apply by April 15, 2021, at ( An intensive week-long (July 18-24) hybrid field experience at UConn (Storrs) and online is led by UConn faculty on topics such as fish and wildlife, forestry, biodiversity, and habitat protection. After the summer field experience, students work with a community partner on a conservation project, close to home and at your own pace. CAP students have the unique experience of presenting a project poster at the Connecticut Conference on Natural Resources at UConn in March 2022. Questions? Send an email to:, Health and Natural Resources.

UConn Conservation Training Partnerships (CTP) - We are looking for teens (rising 9th-12th graders) who enjoy greenspaces, exploring, using apps, getting creative, or trying new things! CTP partners teens and adult volunteers and supports the team in carrying out a conservation-based local project. The team participates in a free interactive two-day hybrid workshop in the summer where they apply conservation and innovative mapping apps during field activities. The team then designs and carries out a conservation project of their choosing and implements it in their community. Hybrid workshops will take place in Storrs and Hartford. Visit our website ( or email for more information. Online applications are due 5/31/2021.

New Canaan Nature Center Summer Camp- Our camp programs aim to get children and youth unplugged from indoor activities through exciting, hands-on explorations in the outdoors. Our action-packed Summer Camp emphasizes fun experiences that give children an opportunity to simply “be a kid” while exploring the marvels of nature and making friends. Weekly themes inspire young adventurers at three age-appropriate levels as they learn and play amidst our 40 acres of ponds, fields, and forest. We are excited to introduce our Sustaniable STEAM programing this summer. Children of all ages will be meeting daily with our Handwork Specialst to complete projects such as sewing, carving, knitting, felting, natural dying and much much more. We are also excited to partner this summer with Semia ROBO who will be offering robotics labs once weekly to our full day classes! Ages 3 – 13. New Canaan Nature Center , 144 Oenoke Ridge New Canaan, CT 06840. Camp contact Jane Piselli, E-mail:  Phone: 203 966 9577 x1041.

Two Coyotes Wilderness School - Two Coyotes Wilderness School offers up to 9 weeklong day camp sessions at our Newtown & Granby locations for kids age 5-15. Each session is led by skilled nature mentors who will introduce your child to primitive and naturalist skills by tailoring each camp day to match the natural curiosity of their campers. Campers learn everything from how to craft handmade tools and art projects from natural materials, track animals, identify bird language, make friction fires, build forts and shelters, and forage for safe wild edibles. Our advanced sessions feature an overnight campout for kids age 9-15. Along the way, all campers learn nature-inspired games, songs, and have free time to explore streams, mountainsides, and other unexpected nature mysteries. We also offer weeklong Coyote Pup “mini-camps” for an adult caregiver and a child 5 or younger. Read more on our website: or contact us with any questions at Open enrollment closes May 1st. Register early if you are requesting a scholarship.

Center Stage Theater Education Center Summer Camp - Spend your summer singing, acting, and dancing with Center Stage Theatre's Summer Camp. Each half day session has a different theme. “I Wanna Rock” and “Pop Rocks” offered to students (GR 3-9) explores theatre basics through Rock and Pop Musicals. Additionally we are offering, (GR 3-9) our Youth CONNection Jr, Camp which features a full length musical production of  Legally Blonde, Jr. to be rehearsed and performed in just four weeks. Our Rising Stars (GR Pre K-2)  have a special week long camp. They will explore the world of Princes and Princesses!  All camp sessions will feature a showcase performance by the campers at the end of their session. If you have questions, please reach out to us at  You can register for camp on-line at

Playhouse on Park - Playhouse Theatre Academy is dedicated to offering professional programs for emerging artists of all ages and abilities. All students will learn from expert faculty who will share their exceptional abilities and love of theatre. Managed by Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc., Playhouse Theatre Academy is able to provide access to professional artists, productions, and opportunities through our affiliation with Playhouse on Park. Whether your goal is to be a professional actor or to explore your imagination and creativity in a new way, Playhouse Theatre Academy is a home for quality theatre instruction. KIDS ON STAGE - ONLINE (Grades K-5) Children will be introduced to theatre through creative play. A story and craft are often included. This summer, we will be creating and rehearsing performances around “Pirates and Mermaids” and “Mystery Detectives.” Session 1: Pirates and Mermaids - Morning and Afternoon sessions are available. Session 2: Mystery Detectives - Morning and Afternoon sessions are available. YOUNG ACTOR MUSICAL THEATRE PREPARATORY PROGRAM - PETER PAN ONLINE (Grades 3-8) Join us this summer for a full program of classes, rehearsals, and master classes with visiting Broadway artists. The program culminates in a final showcase online where all students are featured as singers, actors, and dancers in a new adaptation of Peter Pan online. For more info, visit the Education page on, or visit

Candlewood Fencing Center - At Candlewood Fencing, we are dedicated to teaching youth in the community the sport of fencing. Conveniently located in both Danbury and Norwalk, we offer a range of classes from introductory to advanced. We teach students of all ages and skill levels! All necessary fencing equipment is provided by Candlewood Fencing Center, and for your safety and ours, we take COVID safety very seriously. Each student is assigned a full set of equipment that only they use, separated from other equipment for the duration of the class. If you sign up for our program, you may even take the equipment home with you! All other equipment is thoroughly disinfected between programs (worth noting for parents that we do use bleach based products, in case they have an issue with that). In addition to this, fencing is naturally one of the most COVID safe activities-- given the distance between students that is required. All of our coaches are Safe-Sport certified and highly experienced, having done countless programs in the past. For more information about our summer programs and pricing, visit: For information about our facilities, our staff, and other fencing programs, visit:
Danbury Location: 272 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810;; Tel: 203-778-0808.
Norwalk Location: 2 Broad Street, Rear, Norwalk, CT 06851;; Tel: 631-678-3642

Camp MoCA - Camp MoCA offers a dynamic day camp experience that incorporates STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) and has a 'maker space' atmosphere in order to provide hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build and invent as they deeply engage in visual arts, cultural experiences, and critical thinking. We are hard at work behind the scenes to make Camp MoCA the most wonderful experience for our campers! Campers may look forward to participating in activities related to 'Recycled/ Upcycling Art', 'Nature in Art', 'Engineering and Art', 'Chemistry and Art', 'Movement and Art'- just to name a few! Camp MoCA is staffed with certified educators, art instructors and camp counselors who are CPR certified. Camp MoCA features an air-conditioned indoor facility and lush outdoor grounds to explore art, enjoy nature, and have tons of unique creative experiences each week of the summer. Offering parents flexibility in scheduling and providing kids with engaging adventures. We operate camp rain or shine,  All safety protocols will be explicitly followed, including the wearing of masks by all campers and instructors.. 9 am- 3pm, weekly M-F, from the week of June 7th to the week of August 23rd . Campers ages 3-13 may sign up for a single week or multiple weeks at a time. Register now until May 1st to receive a $100 discount off of each week of Camp MoCA. After May 1st, weekly registration will be $595/week. To learn more about Camp MoCA, visit  or contact Kristen Young, Academy and Music Associate, at 203-2222-7070

Two Coyotes Wilderness School - Two Coyotes Wilderness School offers up to 9 weeklong day camp sessions at our Newtown & Granby locations. Each session is led by skilled nature mentors who introduce primitive and naturalist skills by tailoring each camp day to match the natural curiosity of their campers. Campers may learn anything from how to craft handmade tools and art projects from natural materials, track animals, identify bird language, make friction fires, build forts and shelters, and forage for safe wild edibles. Along the way, all campers learn nature-inspired games, songs, and have free time to explore streams, mountainsides, and other unexpected nature mysteries. \Above all, our nature summer camps get kids outside and having fun! Our mentors use the natural world to teach campers valuable life skills. We believe that nature is the perfect place for children to learn about their personal gifts and how to overcome life’s challenges. Our small group size and exceptional adult mentors ensure a high-quality experience filled with memories and new friendships.  Two Coyotes Wilderness School, P.O. Box 711, Monroe, CT 06468. Phone: (203) 843-3112. Email:

Black Hall Outfitters - Weekly Kid’s Paddle Camp. The BHO Kid’s Paddle Camp is a 5 day camp packed full of awesomeness! Campers will learn the basics of stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, and tandem paddling and have a blast doing it. June July and August dates. Campers will learn the basics of stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, and tandem paddling and have a blast doing it. Each day is focused on teaching a new skill and new water activity. Instructors will teach balance, control, steering and paddle etiquette, marine education, and water safety. Campers will participate in paddle races, beach challenges, swimming, marine science education, and much more. The daily agenda will be subject to daily weather, wind and tide conditions. At the end of the camp, kids will be an equipped paddler with the skills and confidence needed to continue paddling all summer long. Morning Session: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm, Ages: 8 – 11 years, Capacity: 20. Afternoon Session: Monday – Friday, 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm, Ages: 12 – 14 years, Capacity: 20.  Black Hall Outfitters,132 Shore Road, Old Lyme, CT 06371. 860-434-9680 Ext 1

Hartford Dance Collective  - Hartford Dance Collective’s Summer Dance Intensive is the only contemporary dance intensive in the state where students take class from professional dancers!! Focusing on performance techniques and teamwork, we will dive into elements of dance that we have not been able to practice for the past year. This intensive focuses on each students’ personal goals in dance to help them achieve the training they are looking for. Each two week program culminates in a choreography showcase on the last Friday of the session, open for friends and family to view in person or via virtual livestream. We have 10 spots available to hard-working passionate teens ages 13-19. All experience and skill levels are welcome.

at 30 Arbor St (Unit B14) in Hartford, CT

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Westport Library Camps - Full STEAM ahead at the Westport Library! We will offer live, hands-on experiences to students in grades 4 – 10. Choose between on-site, virtual, and play-on-demand options to travel beyond geographic boundaries and discover new STEAM horizons. Programs include: Kickoff with Kwame Alexander; Intro to Stop Motion Animation with Jhonny Parks; Homemade Microphone Magic with Audio Manager Travis Bell for students in grades 5 – 8; Bats Langley’s MONSTER LAB for students in grades 4 – 6; Explore Art and Math in TurtleArt and ArtLogo with Josh Burker for students in grades 6 – 9; Advanced Coding: LightLogo with Josh Burker for students in grades 7 – 10. Full information and registration at Two camps will be available for teens. Documentary Filmmaking Camp. In this five-week workshop, National Geographic explorer and Emmy Award winning filmmaker Mick Davie will teach the art of documentary storytelling. Participants will work in small teams, and Mick will guide them step-by-step through the process of making their own short documentary. At the end of five weeks, participants will screen their work in front of their classmates. This camp is designed for incoming high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, & seniors. TV News Reporting Camp. This four-week camp led by two time Emmy-Award winning journalist and former ABC News correspondent Jay Schadler will provide hands-on experience in the exciting field of broadcast journalism. Virtual and live classes will culminate in the production of a 20-minute newscast featuring 3-minute video stories found, developed, filmed and edited by the students. This camp is open to high school juniors, seniors and college freshmen The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road, Westport, 203.291.4800.

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Quinnipiac School of Communications - High school summer media camps. Scholarships are available. On-Campus Summer Pre-College Programs & Summer Camps. Online Summer Pre-College High School Programs Media Production Presented by Ability Media. This summer program is open to high school students of varying abilities who dream of telling important stories across multiple platforms. Participants will spend 2 weeks immersed in our own on-campus production studio creating content, using our field camera equipment and editing labs to shoot and edit their own video content. Online Summer Pre-College High School Programs Fundamentals of Digital Photography, 1 week, online. high school students, From portraits to compositions, this one-week program immerses you in the fundamentals of digital photography through a variety of independent challenges. You will walk away with a portfolio of photos that you can confidently share. The Art of Podcasting: 2 weeks, 2 sessions, online, high school students. In this 2-week program, you will learn how to use the podcasting medium to tell a compelling story through a series of collaborative and individual hands-on projects. By the end of the 2 weeks, you will have produced your own podcast episode. Veteran College & Career Transition Summer Program, Quinnipiac University offers this 7-credit, 8-week, on-campus summer program to all eligible student veterans and their dependents. The program includes the courses, skills and connections crucial to successfully transition into college and into a future career. Quinnipiac School of Communications, 275 Mount Carmel Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518, 1-203-582-8200
Virtuosi Summer Music Institute - Since 2011, our Virtuosi Summer Music Institute and Festival has delighted audiences with performances of chamber music works and operas. Although we are unable to perform an opera this year, our commitment to high-standard concerts is as strong as ever. The Institute’s program will include chamber music coaching, chamber orchestra, music theory classes, history of composers from guest lecturers, and many public performances. Our outstanding, internationally acclaimed, and very dedicated instructors are interacting closely with students – teaching, socializing, and sharing their performance experiences. This inspirational and indispensable relationship gives our students a great boost of self-confidence and a sense of accomplishment. Venues: The Festival performances take place at St. James Episcopal Church in Farmington, First Presbyterian Church of Hartford, and the Wadsworth Museum of Art in Hartford. The program is open to students and adults of all ages who demonstrate a good command of their instrument and are able to perform in a variety of chamber music and advanced orchestral settings. VIRTUOSI MUSIC ACADEMY,  Farmington Location:St. James Episcopal Church, 3 Mountain Rd, Farmington, CT 06032, Phone: (860) 325-CVCO (2826),  Email:

Bradley Mountain Farm - Goatee Academy.Drop Off Farm Camp, Classes, and Workshops. Junior Farmers, join us for this hands-on fun experience!  Do you want a hands on farm camp? Learn what is involved in taking care of the herd and all the farm animals. We will work together to bring the herd their hay, grain, and fresh water.  After we finish giving the barnyard breakfast, we will spot check the herd, and do any needed brushing, hoof cleaning or shaving.  We will check on the chickens in the coop and see if they have eggs to be collected. Each session will cover a different topic on goats, chickens or foraging so you can learn more about our herd and the Farm! We will have fun taking pictures, cuddling and walking goats, and playing on the farm! Junior Farmers is a drop off farm camp program for kids that will meet from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  Bradley Mountain Farm, 537 Shuttle Meadow Road, Southington, CT 06489  (860) 385-GOAT

Angel and Anchor Farm - Angel and Anchor Farm is a family owned farm located in the village of Oneco, CT. We offer full and semi-rough board, training and lessons and we are conveniently located just minutes from Falls Creek show barn and the highway. Summer Camp 2021! Register for your camp sessions now, space is limited to 10 campers per session. Angel and Anchor Farm. 41 Newport Rd, PO #178 Sterling, CT 06373 (860) 771-3750. Regisration at

Town Programs - 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.

Town of Easton Sunshine Day Camp - Easton Park & Recreation is excited to offer you another exciting summer of new experiences and adventures at our Sunshine Day Camp. Our Day Camp offers a variety of activities including arts & crafts, archery, sports, funyaks, field trips, special guests and special theme based activities to fill campers’ days with fun and laughter throughout the summer months. Most weeks offer at least one special event. This summer we will be offering days of inflatable water slide or slip n' slide use to keep cool as well as our improved beach front for building sand castles and canoeing on our pond. We will be having, "THEMED DAYS" and, "TIE DYE TUESDAYS". We offer a lunch option for $35 per week which offers campers the option to have lunch at our snack shack at camp. (Please note lunch bunch is a weekly option, not daily) Lunch will include options of sandwich/hot dog/grilled cheese, chips/crackers, drink and special daily treat. Pre-registration is required for this option. For before & after camp care please see Treehouse Gang under programs. Day Camp is 10% more if you do not live in Easton. Easton Park & Recreation, 652 Morehouse Road, Easton, CT 06612. Email: : 203-268-7200

Summer Voyager - Summer Voyager, presented by the Stamford Public Education Foundation in conjunction with Stamford Public Schools, is a 6-week, full-day summer camp providing academic and enrichment programs for elementary-aged youth (rising 5th, and 6th grade students). Our goal is to offer kids a “learning while having fun” academic environment and provide a wide variety of enriching experiences that include athletics, arts and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (8:15 a.m. drop-off and healthy breakfast). Rogers International School, 202 Blachley Road, Stamford   203-965-7733


Connecticut Family Support Network - It's never too early to start thinking about your Summer plans.. 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!summercamps/c1ikb

Stamford Jewish Community Center - The Hand in Hand (Yad B’Yad) unit of O-la-mi offers 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, 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! Grades 3 – 8. Hand in Hand includes a daily combination of therapeutic social skills provided by clinicians, along with an inclusion program to reinforce what learning and to encourage social engagement with others. Each potential participant should call for an interview with the Inclusion Coordinator. Families will be notified of acceptance into the program based on this process.
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:
Oak Hill Summer Camps for Children with Disabilities - Oak Hill offers three camps, specifically designed for children with physical and intellectual disabilities. The camps, located in Waterford and West Hartford, are packed with outdoor activities such as biking, swimming, hiking and boating. Each one is set in a beautiful natural location with easily accessible amenities.
Summer Theatre of New CanaanDramaRamas 2019 - The award-winning DramaRamas program*, entering its 8th year, provides performance opportunities for children, ages 8-18, with special needs. Each summer, our cast of DramaRamas rehearse and perform with professional actors an abridged version of one of STONC's summer shows. The professional actors and staff will each mentor one child to interpret and perform the roles. The DramaRamas will meet for a series of 60 or 90 minute rehearsals on weekends in June to learn the music, rehearse scenes and learn choreography and then perform the musical on stage at the Summer Theatre of New Canaan's Tent Theatre at Waveny Park for friends, family and the community. The DramaRamas Show is a part of our 2019 season please contact us at: or call 203-966-4634.

Summer 2019 Jr Company Program! Become an actor in The Summer Theatre of New Canaan's Junior Company! We've created this musical performance program just for middle school students entering grades 5-9. Junior Company cast will work with professional actors, director, choreographer, designers and crew from our company who will instruct, rehearse and help them put on their show in our Tent Theatre at Wwaveny Park in New Canaan. All students who wish to participate must first register and, if possible, attend the audition. The program is limited to the first 30 students who register. All students who register will be accepted into the company and cast in the show. Auditions are held to help the creative team for cast placement.
Camp Rising Sun - Camp Rising Sun welcomes any child aged 5-17 who has faced a diagnosis of cancer to a week of fun and friendship.  Campers can be in treatment, in remission, or anywhere in between.  Camp is held in the beautiful hills of Colebrook, Connecticut at the facilities of Camp Jewell, a YMCA campground.  Campers stay in heated cabins with other children in their age group along with a dedicated staff.  Thanks to our generous supporters there is no cost to attend camp If you have any questions, please feel free to email at Camp Rising Sun Charitable Foundation,  P.O. Box 472,  Branford, CT 06405, Phone: (203) 481-7277, Fax: (203) 654-7886, Website:

The Talcott Center for Child Development, LLC - Summer Camp - It’s never too early to start planning your child’s services. Join us as we blast off to another summer of fun and adventure. Join us for one week or join us for all! Please call our center to inquire about programming for your child. All new families are required to attend an intake meeting with our Clinic Director to determine appropriate placement into our Summer Programs. Camp programs available Monday through Friday. Join us for one day, or join us all week. Three sessions of camp are available per day:  9am to 11am, 11am to 1pm (includes a break for lunch), 1pm to 3pm. Come for one session, or come for all! Friday’s afternoon session from 1-3pm includes outdoor water play! All campers must be able to work independently within a 3:1 camper to staff ratio. In addition, they must not have any significant behaviors that interfere with the safety of self and/or others (i.e., aggression, self-injurious behavior, elopement, etc. These individuals may be referred for Behavioral Support Services). For those campers requiring additional therapy services, 1:1 and small group treatment sessions are available immediately following camp beginning at 3pm. Please be sure to secure your treatment spaces early! Our therapeutic camp program may be eligible for insurance coverage. Please contact us today to discuss further details. . The Talcott Center for Child Development, 230 Farmington Ave ? Farmington, CT 06032. Phone: (860) 674-1824. Website:

Talk and Play Summer Day Camp - Children ages 3 to 6 years old with speech and language delays and disorders can benefit from our Summer Speech Day Camp. This particular camp is run by an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist. Through this camp, we can provide the necessary support to these youngsters. At the same time, we give them enough opportunities to communicate and connect with others through play and language. Our staff will teach them with the appropriate and effective strategies in doing so. The following activities are conducted during camp: communication classes, cooking, games, arts and crafts story time. We urge our campers to bring sack lunches from home. We will provide snacks and drinks.  
To register your child to this program or to further discuss the camp, please contact us at 860-629-8419.

Apraxia Camp for Me - Apraxia Camp for Me is a one-week, half-day therapeutic program designed for children ages 4-10 who have a diagnosis, or suspected diagnosis of, Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), or a severe phonological disorder. Our mission at Apraxia Camp for Me is to bring kids with CAS together to make new friends and boost their confidence as communicators. Our primary goal is to give each child the tools they need to produce clearer speech by addressing the core issues of CAS , including motor planning of speech sounds, prosody (the rate and rhythm of speech), as well as secondary characteristics such as oral speech, grammar, vocabulary, listening skills, and phonological skills. At A praxia Camp for Me we understand the social impact a severe speech disorder has on the child, his/her family, and friends. We give children tools to use in social situations to reduce the frustration and social isolation often associated with CAS. Apraxia Camp for Me was crafted by a certified Speech-Language Pathologist, recognized by Apraxia Kids as a specialist in the field.
Each session is led by ASHA Certified Speech-Language Pathologists and highly trained support staff. July to August. Locations in Tuckahoe, NY, and New Canaan, CT   914.447.7160

Camp Cuheca - Camp Cuheca is an innovative, multifaceted summer day camp specializing in Adventure and Animal Therapy for children and youth ages 6-18 that need individualized support and extra adult supervision. Groups of eight campers are supported by two highly trained adult Camp Counselors and a Jr. Counselor. The camp was designed for children and youth that might not otherwise be successful in a traditional camp setting. The Summer Camp Season runs for 7 weeks, from June 29 through August 14. HOURS: 9am to 3:30pm. FOOD: Lunch and two snacks will be provided. TRANSPORTATION: Available for an additional charge. SCHOLARSHIPS: Camp Tuition Scholarships available (contact Director). NEW Activities. New Animals! New Adventures! Tina Cote, Camp Cuheca Director, 860.442.9454 ext. 4290.    Website:  Waterford Country School, 78 Hunts Brook Road, Quaker Hill, CT 06375

Summer Friends - Summer Friends Day Camp is a 5-week summer camp for teens on the Autism Spectrum located in Stonington CT. With a focus on social skill development, the program also incorporates independent living skills and community engagement through various participant-driven activities. This year, Summer Friends will take place in Stonington, CT on a 30-acre farm where we will be following the guidelines set forth by the OEC for social distancing and cleaning. Please note that participants should be able to wear a mask when necessary. The FRIENDS program takes an organic approach to social skills, blending elements of Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking, PEERS curriculum, and Social Training by Dr. Jed Baker through both direct instruction and peer-to-peer facilitation. The programming is continuously evolving with help from a school psychologist, speech and language pathologist, and our Transition Academy Director. Our mentors are trained to seize authentic opportunities to provide support and coaching through incidental teaching that focuses on the improvement of topics such as conversation skills, perspective taking, problem solving, reading social cues, and developing/maintaining friendships. INDICATORS OF SUCCESS: 1) Self Awareness (e.g. understanding effect of behavior on others, understanding and controlling emotions). 2) Relationships (e.g. recognizing and identifying different kinds of relationships and ways of interacting in different contexts, relationship boundaries). 3) Communication (e.g. understand body language, using social media safely and appropriately). ELIGIBILITY: Those identified with Asperger’s, HFA, NLD, PDD- NOS, social communication disorders; Low average-high intelligence; Emotional, behavioral, and psychological stability; Grades 6-12;  Able to socially distance; Must be able to wear a mask (when needed). Go to for more information, or contact Catherine Chow at or (860) 445-7626 x 111 July 6, 2020 to August 7, 2020. Monday to Friday 2:00pm to 5:00pm.

B.R.A.I.N. Camp - Free 5-week Summer Day Camp Hosted by Dr. Devin Kearns & Dr. Fumiko Hoeft, UConn’s Neag School of Education & the Department of Psychological Sciences. For Aspiring 3rd and 4th graders from English speaking households who need extra help with reading. and math. Research-based reading instruction, math instruction, and/or activities focused on memory and attention. Sports, arts and crafts, and campus exploration. In small groups of five to ten students, campers will have daily sessions of either reading or math focused programs taught by qualified teachers. Short and safe brain imaging scans to help us understand how different types of instructions strengthens your child’s brain. In-person assessments will be done to see if your child is eligible.  249 Glenbrook Road, Unit 3064, Storrs, CT 06269.

Capable Kids Camp - Capable Kids Camp is integrated with Camp Courant. Children with intellectual and related disabilities are able to share their experiences with their peers of all abilities, cultures and backgrounds. Available for children ages 5 – 21. 6 weeks of fun-filled days with emphasis on literacy, fitness and sports. All activities are specifically designed to be age sensitive. The camp runs for six weeks, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00pm. Camp is free to Hartford residents. Non-residents pay a sliding scale fee. Quality summer camp counselors with specialized training. Exciting fields trips every Friday to places like the CT Science Center, Trolley Museum, and Dinosaur State Park. To obtain an application and more information contact: Dawn Allen, 860.218.6031,

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! Website:   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.

Youth Employment - Governor Lamont Expands State's Youth Employment Program Amid COVID-19 Crisis. Additional COVID-19 Relief Funding Will Bring Total Investment to $7.1 Million. – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, he is authorizing the state to release $2 million from the Coronavirus Relief Funds to expand the Connecticut Youth Employment Program, an ongoing initiative that provides year-round employment opportunities with community-based agencies throughout the state. The expanded program will help community health agencies respond to the pandemic by providing critical support and education to marginalized populations that have been disproportionately impacted by the virus. Anyone interested in participating in the program should contact their nearest regional workforce development board for more information. Governor's Press Release
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YMCA Camp Oakasha Junior Counselor and Counselor in Training Program - Interested in working with kids in a summer camp setting and learning the in’s and outs of being a summer camp counselor and leader?  Our camp program, located in Southbury, has ample opportunity for teens aged 14 – 16 to learn and work with children. Receive formal training in what it takes to be a counselor and assist senior counselors in their work leading games, assisting campers, and serving as a positive role model. Our traditional day camp is coed and activities include archery, boating, climbing tower, swimming, sports, games, arts & crafts, nature exploration and much more! Please visit for more information.
Connecticut Youth Employment - Connecticut Department of Labor Youth Employment Portal. Laws, information, tips, self-assessment. Your first stop for Connecticut youth employment.

The Student Conservation AssociationThe student Conservation Association unites young people with hands-on environmental challenges. Every day we create future stewards of our land, healthier environments and—ultimately—a better world.

Hartford - City of Hartford Internship Program
The City of Hartford Internship Program (CHIP) is focused on ensuring that youth have valuable opportunity to gain early workforce exposure through real internship placements. CHIP serves both in-school youth and those who are at-risk for school failure by enabling youth to have a contextualized work experience and learn more about career opportunities in the Law, Government and Public Service sector. The CHIP program is currently aligned with the Law and Government Academy at Hartford Public High School and also serves Weaver High School students. The Office for Youth Services has  successfully funded this program during the past two years and collaborates with Capital Workforce Partners to support the program’s operation and implementation. Department of Families, Children, Youth, and Recreation, 3rd Floor, City Hall, 550 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103. PHONE: (860)757-9595; FAX: (860) 722-6036.
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. For general information on Youth@Work, please contact the office at 203 946-7582 or  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. 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.
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 Office of the Arts' (COA) Arts Workforce Initiative internships

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

The American Camp Association - Summer Camp Jobs

Connecticut Summer Jobs - Links to summer employment opportunities in Connecticut 

Capital Workforce Partners - 2015 Summer Youth Employment and Learning Program Pre-Application. The 2015 Summer Youth Employment and Learning Program pre-application process begins February 9, 2015 at 2pm and will close April 30, 2015. Online Application:.

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

Hire Teen - Jobs for all teens

Jobs for Teens: 30 Best Teen Jobs and How to Find the ones Near You

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 Emergency Services and Public Protection Babysitting Guide
Department of Labor Information for Youths under 18 -
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. - Volunteer opportunity search organization's Connecticut page.
Volunteer Nation -  Volunteer opportunity search site for teens.

Volunteering with Kids - 100 ways to volunteer with kids from STEPS (Student Training & Education in Public Service)

Discovery Museum - For additional information, or if are interested in positions as a Summer Programs counselor or volunteer this summer, contact Sarah Tropp at 203-372-3521 x114.
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!

ConnTours - ConnTours is an free app that serves as a mobile-friendly tour guide to historic and cultural sites throughout Connecticut. The content presented in ConnTours encourages users to learn more about individual sites in Connecticut while fostering a greater appreciation for the variety of historically important and thought-provoking places the state has to offer. The ConnTours app is available for FREE in Google Play and the Apple App Store or visit the website!
Want to find a great swimming hole? There is a website that helps you find one -  Always swim safely!!
Teen Summer Community Service Programs
  Abby Road Summer Enrichment Programs

Hiking - If you are going to hike Connecticut Trails, the great trail reviews from ConneCT Kids' old and dear friend Steve Woods are a must read! Steve's earthy humor, blazing puns, rambling style, walk-about wisdom, stirring observations and from-the-trail photos will have you tramping beside him on adventure after adventure. Of special interest are his reviews of hikes with his two boys, the oldest of which has Smith-Magenis Syndrome. Steve's love, patience, and determination will be appreciated by every special-needs parent. Though Steve begins with the information on the Connecticut Forest & Park Association's website, to which he pays due homage, he quickly diverges onto his own themed pathways and roads once taken. Input from readers adds additional information and valuable tips to this wonderful, labor-of-love resource for hikers, museum goers, parents and those looking to experience Steve's Woods.    

Summer Festivals - Connecticut has a rich lineup of summer festivals in June, July and August. Here are a few especially picked for children. Have fun at a Connecticut Festival this summer!

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Barnum Festival May - July , Bridgeport, CT
Little Folks Fair, Guilford Town Green, Saturday, June 1st, 2019, 11am-4pm!
Monroe Congregational Church Strawberry Festival June 15 and 16, 2019 Monroe CT    
Willimantic’s Third Thursday Street Fest  Every third Thursday from May to September 2019 

New Horizons Village Strawberry Festival Unionville  June 8, 2019
Milford Fair on the Green, June 7 and June 8, 2019 Milford CT Town Green 
Sea Music Festival June 6-9, 2019, Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT
The International Festival of Arts & Ideas  June 8-22, 2019, New Haven, CT
The Orange Strawberry Festival June 8, 2019, Orange , CT (Orange is the town, the strawberries are red)
Lyman Orchard's Strawberry Fest  Saturday June 15, 2019 Middletown, CT
Branford Festival  June 14 - 16, 2019
South Windsor Strawberry Festival  Saturday June 8, 2019
Hartford Latino Fest, June 22, 2019, 155 Wyllys Street,  Hartford, CT
Strawberry Park Bluegrass Festival  May 30 - June  2, 2019, Preston CT
Cheshire Strawberry Festival and Craft Fair June 8, 2019 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Essex Summer Arts Festival, Saturday and Sunday, June 15 and 16, 2019. Essex Town Green
Connecticut Irish Festival - Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23, 2019, North Haven Fair Grounds
Still River Music Festival, June 22, 2019 Riverton Fair Grounds

Midsummer Festival Old Lyme July 27, 2019
Newington’s Extravaganza  July 17 to July  20, 2019  Newington CT
Sailfest  July 12 to July 14, 2019 New London, CT
Riverfront Food Truck Festival  July 11 - 13, 2019, Mortensen Riverfront Plaza

Potato and Corn Festival, August 2 - 4, 2019, North Branford CT
Stonington Village Fair Saturday August 3, 2019, Wadawanuck Square, Stonington Borough
Podunk Bluegrass Music Festival, August 8 - 11, 2019, Goshen CT
Milford Oyster Festival  Saturday August 17, 2019 in Downtown Milford, CT 10am-6pm
Italian Festival, Holy Rosary Church  Ansonia CT 8/8 - 8/10 2019, 5 -10 PM
Plainville Fire Company Hot Air Balloon Festival 8/23 to 8/25, 2019 Norton Park
Riverfront Dragon Boat and Asian Festival  August 17, 2019 | 8 am to 4 pm, Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
21st Annual Connecticut Renaissance Faire, August 31 - October 14, Lebanon County Fairgrounds

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Safe Bicycle Riding - Connecticut State Police Tips Sheet

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Youth@Work Talking Safety


Barnes and Noble Summer Reading

Connecticut State Library suggested Summer reading lists
   Grade K - Grade 2 [PDF]
   Grade 3 - Grade 4 [PDF]
   Grade 5 - Grade 6 [PDF]
   Grade 7 - Grade 8 [PDF]
   Grade 9 - Grade 12 [PDF] 
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 and Family Directory  OR
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, to 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; age groups; contact information including phone, website and email; address; items to bring; registration deadlines. NOTE: We are no longer including cost or date information in listings.
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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