Choosing a Camp for your Kids is a Daunting Task!

We put this guide together in hopes of streamlining the process and providing key pieces of information about most of the local day camps in our area! To help you navigate all of the information, we have organized the camps into categories, or you can scroll through them all if you’d prefer! If you are looking for sleep-away camp information, feel free to email our very own, Melissa Post at melissa.post@campspecialists.com, and she can work with you (at no cost) to come up with a list of camps based on your family (and child’s) needs/interests!

HAPPY CAMPING!!

ALL AROUND CAMPS

APPLE BLOSSOM WALDORF SCHOOL & FAMILY CENTER

  • Town: Wilton
  • Dates: June 28th – August 20th
  • Ages: 2*- 7 years old (*Children who will not be three by Dec 2021 must have been previously enrolled in a drop-off program at Apple Blossom Waldorf School and Family Center)
  • Description: Give your child a true Waldorf Experience this summer — Immersive time in nature, imaginative play, and a gentle, summer rhythm that nourishes children’s heads, hearts and hands. 
  • Registration Date: March 15, 2021
  • Contact: Email admissions@appleblossomschool.org | (203) 493-4003
  • Website: https://www.appleblossomschool.org/summer-camp
  • Location: 440 Danbury Rd, Wilton

CAMP COMPO

  • Town: Westport
  • Dates: COMING SOON
  • Ages: COMING SOON
  • Description: Camp Compo specializes in offering a well-balanced core of activities daily that includes arts and crafts, sports, games, yoga, beach and playground time. Camp Compo offers every camper the chance to be creative and explore their imagination while making new friends and enjoying a positive camp experience.  Several different special events will highlight each week as well.  Each camper must bring their own lunch and several drinks for the day plus towel, bathing suit and water shoes.  Severe inclement weather will cause the camp to cancel for the day or shut down if the program is already in progress.  There are no group placement requests accepted.
  • REGISTRATION date: TBD
  • Website: Click HERE
  • Location: Compo Beach in Westport

CAMP GORDYLAND

  • Town: Wilton
  • Dates: June 21st – August 13th
  • Ages: 3 – 15 years old
  • Description: Camp Gordyland is an all inclusive Summer Day Camp that sits on 22 acres at the Wilton YMCA. There are 2 pools, a beach, ropes course, archery range and so many more activities for the campers to participate in! Register today as spots fill up quick!
  • Registration is now OPEN!
  • Contact: Email Mike Kazlauskas at mkazlauskas@riverbrookymca.org | (203) 762-8384, ext. 277
  • Website: https://www.wiltonymca.org/programs/summer-camp/
  • Location: 404 Danbury Rd.

CONTINUING ED (WESTPORT)

  • Town: Westport
  • Dates: June 28th – August 2nd (weekly sessions)
  • Time: Morning, Afternoon and Full-day options available
  • Ages: Entering K-12
  • Description: Westport Continuing Education offers a wide variety of summer programs for kids entering grades K – 12! Weekly camps include Discovery Camp at GFS and Sports + Fun at BMS. Camps and workshops are offered in the academics, arts, college essay, film, sports (baseball, lacrosse, field hockey, and tennis), STEM, and theater.
  • Registration opens on March 1
  • Contact: Email Christine at conted@westportps.org | (203) 341-1209
  • Website: westportcontinuinged.com
  • Location: Greens Farms Elementary School, Bedford Middle School, Staples High School, Wakeman Fields, and online

EARTHPLACE

  • Town: Westport
  • Dates: June 14th – August 20th
  • Ages: 2 years old – 6th grade
  • Description: Summer is a great time for nature exploration and discovery at Earthplace! At Earthplace Summer Camp, children of all ages can enjoy unstructured play in nature—on the trails, by the pond, in the fields, or under the shade of our pine grove. Our staff is trained to ensure a safe and fun summer filled with adventure, friendships, and plenty of fresh air. Each week is sure to be a new and exciting experience for even the most frequent camper.
  • Registration is now open!
  • Contact: Amee Borys & Becky Newman, Co-directors at summercamp@earthplace.org | (203) 557-4400
  • Website: http://earthplace.org/programs/summer-camp
  • Location: 10 Woodside Lane, Westport
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FAIRFIELD PARKS & RECREATION

  • Town: Fairfield
  • Dates: Varies by week – all summer long!
  • Ages: All Ages!
  • Description: Fairfield Parks and Rec provides quality leisure opportunities in safe, clean and healthy facilities, and offers comprehensive inclusive programs at a reasonable cost for residents of all ages. Check out their summer camp offerings today!
  • Registration is Now Open!
  • Contact: Email recsupport@fairfieldct.org | (203) 256-3191  
  • Website: https://fairfieldct.org/content/2765/default.aspx
  • Location:75 Mill Plain Road, Fairfield

GAN ISRAEL

  • Town: Westport
  • Dates: June 28th – August 6th (two 3-week sessions)
  • Ages: 0 – 14 years old (Divisions: Mommy & me program, Mini Gan; Big Gan, and Pioneers)
  • Description: Camp Gan Israel has been providing a unique Jewish summer camp experience to our campers and families for 20 plus years. Our specialty is building confidence, independence and friendships, facilitated by a most nurturing staff and outstanding programming.
  • Registration is now open online!
  • Contact: Email director@ganisrael.com | (203) 226-8584 
  • Website: www.ganisrael.com

GREENS FARMS ACADEMY

  • Town: Westport
  • Dates: June 14th – July 30th
  • Ages: 9-18 years old
  • Description: Greens Farms Academy offers Online Summer Academy courses for credit and skills enrichment for students entering grades 4 through 12.  In addition, our campus is hosting Summer Sports programs for local lacrosse and tennis organizations. More information and registration links are on our website.
  • Registration: Opens February 26th (Tentative)
  • Contact: Email summerprograms@gfacademy.org | (203) 256-0717
  • Website: https://www.gfacademy.org/summer
  • Location: 35 Beachside Ave, Westport
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HOLIDAY HILL DAY CAMP

 

  • Town: Prospect, CT
  • Dates: June 21st – August 20th (1 to 9-week sessions)
  • TRANSPORTATION IS PROVIDED!!  Over 50 bus stops in 35 towns.
  • Hours of Operation: 8am-9am is before care and 4pm to 4:30pm is after care. Our regular camp hours are 9am-3:30pm Monday through Friday. There are no observed holidays this camp season.
  • Ages: 3-13 years old for Day Camp, PreKamp half day program for 3-5 year olds, and 14-15 for CIT (Counselor in Training) Program
  • Cost: $525 per week, early bird and sibling discounts apply.
  • Breakfast and Lunch are provided! We accommodate all dietary restrictions.
  • Description: Get ready for the Ultimate Camp Experience! Holiday Hill Day Camp (HHDC) is not your traditional day camp. The wide variety of activities and experienced staff makes us the choice for kids who want the BEST summer ever. Activities include: Swimming, Water Activities, Cooking, American Ninja Warrior Course, Archery, Nature, Arts and Crafts, Boating, Fishing, Woodworking, Maker Space Cabin, Yoga, and High Ropes Course. In addition, HHDC provides attractive and nutritious meals to suit the needs of every camper. We are fully accredited by the American Camping Association (ACA) that assures parents we are committed to program quality and adherence to high health and safety standards.
  • REGISTRATION is now open!
  • Contact: Email Michael at director@holidayhilldaycamp.com | (203) 387-2267
  • Website: Click Here | Summer 2020 Video: Click HERE
  • Location: 43 Candee Rd, Prospect, CT

MAHACKENO (AT THE WESTPORT WESTON YMCA)

  • Town: Westport
  • Dates: June 22nd-August 28th (NEW – weekly sessions offered!)
  • Ages: 5 – 14 years
  • Cost: Varies by age and member/non-member
  • Description: The New YMCA Camp Mahackeno will be OPEN THIS Summer! Same great history with new, updated amenities, new pool, new playground, new Archery Range and more! Let the next generation begin! YMCA Camp Mahackeno is a co-ed summer camp for campers in grades K-10th that offers a traditional camp experience.  YMCA Camp Mahackeno is located on the Westport Weston Family YMCA campus alongside the Saugatuck River. Camp Mahackeno is all about discovery and outdoor exploration.  Kindergarteners through teens have the opportunity to discover nature, find new talents, try new activities like archery and bouldering, or gain independence and make lasting memories through participating in crafts, swimming lessons, sports, and more. Camp Mahackeno is a unique place allowing campers space to explore 35 acres of lush forest, waterfront, and modern camp amenities.
  • Registration is now open; get your spot today!
  • Contact: Email Jesse Kanaple at jkanaple@westporty.org, or call (203)226-8981, ext. 126
  • Website: https://westporty.org/programs-services/summer-programs/camp-mahackeno/
  • Location: Westport Weston YMCA in Westport

NEXT LEVEL DAY CAMP FOR GIRLS

Next Level Day Camp for Girls in Fairfield, Next Level Sports and Enrichment in Kent

  • Town: Fairfield Day (girls only) | Coed in Kent (1 week sleep-away)
  • Dates: July 6th- July 30th
  • Ages: 4-12 yrs (day) | 8 to 14 (sleep-away)
  • TRANSPORTATION IN FAIRFIELD AND WESTPORT
  • Description: Next Level Day Camp for Girls, where Play is Serious FUN and character-building is embedded in our mission to Learn, Commit, Achieve! Next Level Day Camp for Girls is elective based program ( NO TWO DAYS ARE THE SAME) is a perfect mix of skill-based individual and team sports, arts activities, STEM academic enrichment, exciting events and unique electives such as yoga, cooking, GaGa and more. At Next Level Sports and Enrichment, we combine a traditional camp experience with a dynamic sports and enrichment program. Our residential camp program is located in Kent, CT.  Our program focuses on three building blocks to success: We Learn, We Commit, and We Achieve. And, more importantly, we do this together, as a family. Ice Hockey, Farm to Table cooking and more.
  • Registration is now open!
  • Contact: Email info@nextleveldaycamps.com | (914) 341-1488
  • Website: nextleveldaycamps.com | Video link: Click HERE
  • Location: Notre Dame High School, 220 Jefferson St, Faifield, CT
  • **Still available in 2021 after serving 100’s of families in 2020: Next Level Camp is running a NEW program called Next Level Camp 2 U (with limited enrollment). Next Level Camp 2 U is a unique, at-home program that brings the amazing experience of camp right into your very own backyard or nearby park. In small groups of eight or less, families will be permitted to choose their own trusted groups and location. We offer Sports, Art projects and traditional camp games. For kids looking for a bit more intensive program we offer a sports academy option as well. The staff will go through the same training as they would for our typical day camps including reference and background checks Next Level 2 Camp U has something for everyone and is determined to make summer 2021 one to remember! Learn more at nextlevelcamp2u.com
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CAMP PLAYLAND

 

  • Town: New Canaan
  • Dates: June 28th – August 13th
  • Ages: 3-14 years old
  • DOOR-TO-DOOR TRANSPORTATION IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY. LUNCH IS PROVIDED!
  • Description: “The day camp with the away camp atmosphere.” 3 heated swimming pools, sports, arts, go-karts, ropes courses, archery and more! Since 1957, for three generations, the Bloom family has been dedicated to excellence in day camping. Providing every child with a safe, warm, nurturing, fun and instructional summer has always been their mission. Playland is an all-around day camp with fantastic and loyal staff on a beautiful 18 acre campus in New Canaan.
  • REGISTRATION is ongoingLimited space available.
  • Contact: Email Steve Bloom, Director at info@campplayland.com | (203) 966-2937
  • Website: Click Here | Video: Click here
  • Location: 802 Ponus Ridge, New Canaan
  • Blog Post: Camp Playland New Canaan: The Ultimate Day Camp Experience

SUMMER AT FCDS (FAIRFIELD COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL)

  • Town: Fairfield
  • Dates: June 21st – July 30th 2021
    • Ages:Grades K – 9th
    • Cost: Full Day Camp (9am – 4pm) – $475 per week and $450 for the week of July 6th
  • Description: Summer at Fairfield Country Day School offers a fun and interactive camp for boys and girls entering Kindergarten through 9th grade. Camp is held on the 20-acre FCDS campus, where campers love cannonballing into our pool, letting their imaginations run wild during arts and crafts, playing games and honing new sports skills outdoors, and having a blast with new friends all summer long!
  • Registration is Now Open!
  • Contact: (203) 259-2723
  • Website: https://www.fairfieldcountryday.org/summerfcds
  • Location: Fairfield Country Day School, 2970 Bronson Road, Fairfield

SUMMER AT ST. LUKE’S

TUMBLE JUNGLE

  • Town: Norwalk
  • Dates: Beginning June 7th (weekly sessions and daily options) – 9am-12pm (optional Monkey Time hour add-on)
  • Cost: $225/weekly camp session and $15/day for additional hour of Monkey Time
  • Ages: 3+ (and fully potty trained)
  • Description: Tumble Jungle Summer Camp! It’s just around the corner. Make sure the kids have something fun to do by signing up for our themed weekly camps. Each week we offer age appropriate games and themed crafts and Ice Cream Fridays! Whether they’re jumping on the trampolines, swinging from our zip-line into a foam pit, or bouncing in an inflatable; we’re positive Tumble Jungle will provide hours of fun! Space is limited and you can pre-register online or by phone! And don’t forget that extra hour of Monkey Time from 12pm-1pm (pizza included).
  • Website: https://www.tumblejungle.com/
  • Contact: Email norwalkinfo@tumblejungle.net | (203) 286-4608
  • Location: Tumble Jungle Norwalk, 250 Westport Ave, Norwalk, CT 06851

PRESCHOOL AGE CAMPS

I.S.T. PRESCHOOL SPORTS

  • Town: Westport
  • Dates: June 14th -August 27th | *Spring Sessions: March: 4-week session & Spring: April 19th -June 8th
  • Ages: 3-5 years old (potty trained)
  • Description: Programs include Lil Gamers Sports Clinics, Keep Keeping Soccer Clinics, At-Home Sports and Gym games Camps/Clinics and our Popular Tot N Player Summer Day Camps at Burying Hill Beach,
  • Contact: Email Glenn Katz at istkatz22@yahoo.com
  • Website: www.ISTSportsCT.com then click IST Pre-School Sports tab
  • Location: Burying Hill Beach (intersection of Burying Hill Rd and Beachside Ave)

LANDMARK PRESCHOOL

  • Town: Westport
  • Dates: Weeks of 6/14 (Science), 6/21 (Technology), 6/29* (Engineering), 7/6* (Art), 7/12 (Math)
  • Ages: 3 – 5 years old
  • Cost: $400/week (if enrolled on or before May 4) ;  $425/week (registration after May 4) | *4 day weeks: $325 on or before May 4; $350 after May
  • Description: Join us for some summer fun and learning with our Landmark Summer Sessions! Each one-week session will be built around exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math (STEAM) related concepts, which will be highlighted in our learning centers. We will also be incorporating many elements of our school routine, including morning meeting and helper jobs. To be sure we get to enjoy all that summer has to offer, daily water play will keep everyone cool and happy!
  • Contact:  sabelson@landmarkpreschool.org | (203)226-6982
  • Website: https://www.landmarkpreschool.org/campuses/westport-campus/summer-programs
  • Location: Westport Landmark Preschool – 11 Burr Road, Westport

SAUGATUCK NURSERY SCHOOL

  • Town: Westport
  • Dates: TBD
  • Ages: 2-5 years Old
  • Description: Come join us for some summer fun!  Arts, crafts, outdoor water play, outdoor artists’ corner, special guests and exciting in-house field trips.  Children may attend anywhere from two to eight weeks, three days (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday). Themes include “Dancing Dinosaurs”, “Summer Treats”, “Community Helpers”, “Camping In”, “Beachy Keen”, “Zany Zoo’, “Rock Star”, “Playful Puppets.”
  • Registration date forthcoming
  • Contact: Email ellen.dehuff@saugatucknurseryschool.org | (203) 226-9192
  • Location: 245 Post Road East, Westport

WESTPORT WESTON COOPERATIVE NURSERY SCHOOL

  • Town: Westport
  • Dates: June 14th – July 23rd (3 two- week sessions)
  • Ages: 3-5 years old
  • Description: Summer Co-op is play based and nature inspired summer camp for young children. The Co-op’s setting lends itself to a wonderful outdoor experience including sprinklers, games, gardening & picnics. Weekly themes provide  children the opportunity to engage in block building, arts and crafts, dramatic play, music and movement, and storytelling.  Children are provided with many natural, open-ended materials that encourage and foster creativity.   Enrichment specialists are scheduled to extend the experience of the weekly themes .  
  • Registration is now OPEN!
  • Contact: Email info@westportwestoncoop.org | (203) 227-9318 
  • Location: Westport Weston Coop Nursery School – 10 Lyons Plains Rd, Westport

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