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Featured Camps

INTENSITY Tennis Camp – Offers weekly sessions for kids 6+, including kids with ability from beginners to nationally ranked juniors and college players.

Mahackeno at the Westport Weston YMCA – Offers 2-week sessions for kids entering Kindergarten-10th grade. Provides a traditional camp experience right here in Westport!

Playland New Canaan – Offers 2 to 8-week sessions for kids 3-14 yo. Activities include sports, arts, all things water, and more! Transportation & lunch IS provided.

Westport Arts Center – offers weekly sessions (morning and afternoon options available) for kids 4-12 yo. Workshop theme, media, and projects vary weekly.

General

Camp Playland

  • Dates: June 25th-August 17th (2 to 8 week sessions)
  • Ages: 3-14 yo
  • Description: “A 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 a mature staff on a beautiful 18 acre campus in New Canaan. Door-to-door transportation in Fairfield County
  • Registration is now open!
  • Contact: 203-966-2937 or email info@campplayland.com. You can also learn more about what makes Playland unique here.
  • Website: www.campplaylandofnewcanaan.com
  • Location: 800 Ponus Ridge Rd, New Canaan

A Child’s Place

  • Dates: June 11th- August 10th – weekly
    • Whales – 2yo by 9/1/18, Sharks – 3yo by 12/1/18, Sea Turtles – 4yo by 12/1/18, Star Fish – 5 by 12/1/18
  • Ages: 2-5 yo
  • Description: Summer is a time for outdoor adventures, lots of water play, making new friends, and learning new skills. Toddlers through preschoolers will find a world of excitement and adventure in our summer programs. Days are filled with field trips, special programs that encourage self-discovery, and visits from our animal friends. ACP has summer programs for young twos through almost kindergarten kids. We maintain the same high standards of care and caring found in our school year programs while making sure that every child enjoys the special pleasures that only summer can provide.
  • Registration is now open!
  • Contact: 203-227-1940
  • Website: http://www.a-childs-place.org/summer-program-details.html
  • Location: A Child’s Place preschool in Westport – 90 Hillspoint Rd, Westport

Camp Compo

  • Dates: June 25th-August 10th (one week sessions); 9am – 3pm
  • Ages: Entering Kindergarten – 4th grade in 2018
  • Cost: $170 per camper per session
  • Description: A spectacular summer camp program, Camp Compo offers children a variety of activities throughout the summer.  The camp 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 is now open!
  • Website: http://www.westportct.gov/index.aspx?page=258
  • Location: Compo Beach in Westport

Earthplace

 

  • Dates: Week of June 11th (preschool only) through week of August 6th
  • Ages: 2-15 yo
  • Cost: Varies by age and member/non-member
  • Description: Summer is a great time for nature exploration and discovery at Earthplace! At Earthplace Summer Camp, all enjoy an unspoiled natural setting–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. With engaged staff and a ton of rotating nature-based activities, each week is sure to be a new and exciting experience for even the most frequent camper.
  • Registration is now open!
  • Contact: Becky Newman and Amee Borys, Co-Directors – 203.557.4400 or summercamp@earthplace.org
  • Website: http://earthplace.org/page/welcometosummercamp
  • Location: Earthplace – the Nature Discovery and Environmental Learning Center, 10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT 06880

Kids Sports Zone Camps

Kids’ Sports Zone- Tot ‘n’ Play Sports Camp (3-5 years) 

  • Dates: June 11th- July 30th; 9am-12pm
  • Ages: 2 – 7 yo
  • Cost: $235/week ($50 off for WestportMoms if you sign up for more than 1 week!)
  • Description: Campers will be introduced to different sports and activities, fish, play games, participate in arts & crafts, and more! Each week focuses on a fun theme, which will connect the activities and arts & crafts for that week. Our structured, action-packed program allows plenty of room for creative individuality & varying ability levels in a non-competitive environment.
  • Registration is now open!
  • Contact: 203-745-0279 or email Sara at kidssportszone@gmail.com
  • Website: www.sara-holland.com
  • Location: Burying Hill Beach, Westport

Kids’ Sports Zone -Little Wheelies –Push Bike & Sports Camp (2.5-5 years)

  • Dates: June 25th , July 9th, July 23rd, August 6th, & August 20th; 9am-12pm with option to extend to 2pm
  • Ages: 2.5-5 yo
  • Cost: $235/week ($50 off for WestportMoms if you sign up for more than 1 week!)
  • Description: This is where it all begins! Learning fun and balance on a bike as young as 2.5 years old. The push bike camp is geared toward kids who are walking with their bikes, but maybe not fully sitting. Will learn skills in order to achieve proper balance and steering skills. Children will learn in a fun and safe atmosphere using specific techniques, patience, and fun. We will also play baseball, basketball, flag football, and other fun activities. *Helmet must be brought to camp. Push Bike will be provided. If on training wheels, then please bring to camp.
  • Registration is now open!
  • Contact: 203-745-0279 or email Sara at kidssportszone@gmail.com
  • Website: www.sara-holland.com
  • Location: Skate Park – Compo Beach, Westport

Kids’ Sports Zone – Kids on Bikes-Sports Camp (5-7 years)

  • Dates: June 25th , July 9th, July 23rd, August 6th, & August 20th; 9am-12pm with option to extend to 2pm
  • Ages: 5-7 yo
  • Cost: $235/week ($50 off for WestportMoms if you sign up for more than 1 week!)
  • Description: This is one of the most exciting camps because kids experience the joy of pedaling independently for the first time! This half day camp is perfect for the younger child who is still on training wheels or is just beginning to explore without training wheels. Our goal is to get them riding their own bike on two wheels and/or learning to turn safely, maneuver around obstacles, riding in a straight line, fall safely, and much more! A fun and safe atmosphere using specific techniques, patience, and fun. We will also play baseball, basketball, flag football, and other fun activities. Extended Day opportunities as well! *Bike & Helmet must be brought to camp
  • Registration is now open!
  • Contact: 203-745-0279 or email Sara at kidssportszone@gmail.com
  • Website: www.sara-holland.com
  • Location: Bedford Middle School, Westport

Summer at FCDS (Fairfield Country Day School)

  • Dates: June 18th-August 3rd
  • Ages: Grades K – 9
  •  Cost:
    • Full day camp 9am-4pm, $450 per week
    • Half day camp options 9am-12pm or 12-4pm, $250 per week
    • Early drop off (8:15am) available for $50 additional (all weeks)
  • Description: Summer@FCDS offers full and half-day co-ed camp programs for campers entering Kindergarten through 9th grade. Our 2018 season includes 7 week-long sessions from June 18th – August 3rd. Register before March 31st for an early bird discount!
  • Registration is now open! Register before March 31 for an early bird discount!
  • Contact: 203.259.2723
  • Website: https://www.fairfieldcountryday.org/page/our-fcds/summerfcds
  • Location: Fairfield Country Day School, 2970 Bronson Rd, Fairfield

Gan Israel

  • Dates: June 25th-August 3rd (2-week sessions)
  • Ages: 1- 14 yo ((Mommy & me program, Mini Gan (2-5); Big Gan (5-10 yo), Pioneers (entering 5th & 6th), CIT Program (entering 7th & 8th))
  • 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: 203-226-8584 or email director@ganisrael.com
  • Website: www.ganisrael.com
  • Location: Coleytown Elementary School in Westport – 65 Easton Rd, Westport

Holiday Hill

  • Dates: June 25th -August 17th
  • Ages: 3.5-14 yo (2 week minimum)
  • Cost: 2 weeks for $1,430 (weekly price decreases as total weeks increase)
  • Description– Holiday Hill Day Camp is a well-rounded day camp located on the town line between Cheshire and Prospect, CT and has been providing great day camping for children since 1954. There’s an abundance of fun to be had at Holiday Hill Day Camp and as our campers play and enjoy, 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. Busses pick up and drop off kids daily from individual town locations.
  • Registration is now open!
  • Contact: 203-387-2267 or email director@holidayhilldaycamp.com
  • Website: http://www.holidayhilldaycamp.com
  • Location: Prospect CT

Kidville

  • Dates: June 4th-August 24th (9am-noon)
  • Ages: 2-5 yo
    • 2 year olds (Starfish): Tuesday/Thursday – 1030am-1230pm
    • 3-5 year olds (Alligators): 3 or 5 day options; 915am-1215pm
  • Description: Camp Kidville is THE place for learning, playing, and making new friends from June to August! Each small camp group participates in developmentally appropriate activities in gym, music, art, exploration and more. Weekly themes such as Carnival and Safari Adventure set the stage for sports and movement games, live jam sessions with a Kidville musician, take-home art projects, interactive story time and dramatic play in our state-of-the-art air conditioned facility. No sweltering heat, no sunburns, just an amazing line-up of exciting and structured Kidville activities all summer long!
  • Registration is now open!
  • Contact: (203) 955-1580 or email Amanda at abisson@mykidville.com
  • Website: https://kidvillewestport.pike13.com/categories/67440
  • Location: Kidville in Westport – 1572 Post Road East, Westport

Landmark

  • Dates: Weeks of 6/18 (Science), 6/25 (Technology), 7/9 (Engineering), 7/16 (Art) and 7/23 (Math)
  • Ages: 3-5 yo
  • Cost: $375/week; 9am-2pm
  • 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 our morning meeting and helper jobs. To be sure we get to enjoy all summer has to offer, our daily water play will keep everyone cool and happy!
  • Registration: Early spring
  • Contact: 203-226-6982 or email gsabek@landmarkpreschool.org
  • Location: Westport Landmark campus – 11 Burr Rd, Westport 

Norwalk YMCA (Camp Sunrise)

  • Dates: June 18th-August 17th
  • Ages: Completed Kindergarten – 9th grade (offers a counselor in training option)
  • Cost: $215 Regular Day / $245 Extended Day weekly; costs increase after 3/31!
  • Description: Camp Sunrise is an off-site day camp held at Silvermine Elementary School for grades K-9. Camp Sunrise is held daily Monday through Friday with two choices of camp day; a regular day of 8:00-3:00 and an extended day of 7:30-6:00 for an additional cost. The  program features Zumba, Yoga, Arts and Crafts, field trips to Beach, and a “Learning Lab” academic skills (STEM)  session four days a week in addition to outdoor and indoor athletic and social play. Field trips  to Wilton YMCA, Quassy, Calf Pasture Beach, My three sons and a trip to the movies.  Camp Sunrise also features Trailblazers program for sixth, seventh, eighth graders, CIT’s (grade 9). This gives young adults the chance to have a camp experience while learning responsibility and leadership skills from the senior counselors.
  • Registration is now open!
  • Contact: 203-762-8384  x213 or email Desiree Edwards at dedwards@riverbrookymca.org
  • Website: http://www.norwalkymca.org
  • Location: Silvermine Elementary School in Norwalk – 157 Perry Ave, Norwalk

Tumble Jungle

  • Dates: June 4th – August 31st; 9am-1pm
  • Ages: 3 yo (must be potty trained) through 12 years old
  • Cost: $45/day ($205/week); $60/day ($280/week) with a bonus hour of Monkey time 12-1pm, which includes pizza and a drink; siblings get 20%
  • Description: Our climate controlled facilities, amazingly fun equipment, and exceptional staff create the ideal children’s camp. Camp activities generally include trampoline time, zip-line rides, bounce houses galore, age appropriate games, themed activities, recreational sports, crafts, and so much more. Full week Camp (Monday – Friday) 9am to 12PM is priced at $205 per week. Add on Monkey Time for an additional $15/day.
  • Registration is now open!
  • Contact: 203-286-4608 or norwalkinfo@tumblejungle.net
  • Website: www.tumblejungle.com
  • Location: Norwalk (250 Westport Ave) & Fairfield (111 Blackrock Turnpike) locations

Weston Parks and Rec Camps – 2018 info coming soon!

  • Dates: June 18th- July 27th
  • Ages: Pre-K-8th grade
  • Description: Our camps typically welcome Pre K-K at Jr. Eagles Camp, Soaring Eagles Gr. 1-4 (new) and our older camp (formerly Sports Camp) would be Gr. 5-8. Camps run daily at schools in Weston, we hire school staff and teachers handpicked from area schools, all camps feature time at the Weston pool and pond, with some ages receiving swimming lessons. Older groups will take weekly field trips.
  • Registration: TBD
  • Contact: Joe Parciasepe (Weston Parks and Recreation Program Director) at 203-222-2675
  • Website: www.westonct.gov
  • Location: Hurlbutt Elementary School and Weston Middle School

Westport Weston Cooperative Nursery School

  • Dates: June 18th – July 27th (sign up is by the week)
  • Ages:
    • 2’s (entering a 2’s program in the Fall): 9am-11am
    • 3s: 9am-12pm (until 1pm through extended day)
    • 4s and Pre-K; 9am-1pm
  • Cost: 
    • 2’s: $140/week
    • 3’s: $230-$330/week (3 day and 5 day option) – extended day is $55-$80 additional/week
    • 4’s: $365/week
  • Description: The Summer Co-op is a 6 week program for ages 2-5. Nature and environment are emphasized. The Co-op’s natural setting lends itself to a wonderful outdoor experience, especially the green lawn for sprinklers, water slides, games and picnics. We Play outside everyday! Each week features a different theme — At The Water’s Edge, Things with Wings, Furry Friends, Sticks & Stones, Recycle It! and Camping. The daily schedule is balanced with active play and quiet time, small and large group activities. Children engage in block building, arts & crafts, dramatic play, music and movement and storytelling. Children are provided with many natural, open-ended materials that encourage and foster creativity.
  • Registration is now open!
  • Contact: Donna @ 203-227-9318 or email info@westportwestoncoop.org for more information
  • Location: Westport Weston Coop – 10 Lyons Plains Rd, Westport

Wilton YMCA (Camp Gordyland)

  • Dates: June 25th-August 17th
  • Ages: 3-15 (also offers a counselor in training option)
  • Description: Welcome to Camp Gordyland! Our camp directors dedicate year-round planning and collectively have over 100+ years of camp experience to ensure our campers learn life-lasting skills and foster friendships in a safe environment. Our camp sits on 22 acres where we enjoy a 50 meter pool, 25 yard indoor pool, pond, mini-golf course, ropes course/climbing wall, 2 ball fields,fishing area, archery range and more!
  • Registration is now open!
  • Contact: 203-762-8384 or email Mike Kazlauskas at mkazlauskas@riverbrookymca.org
  • Website: http://www.wiltonymca.org/programs/summer-camp/
  • Location: Wilton YMCA – 404 Danbury Rd, Wilton

Specialty

Animals & Farm

Ambler Farm 

  • Dates: June 18th-August 6th (9am-1pm) – weekly
  • Ages: 4- 13 yo (June 18th-22nd is for 4-5 yo only, but all subsequent weeks are open to all ages)
  • Description: Adventures at the farm! This unique farm program provides an opportunity for students to experience farm life. Students will not only learn about the plants in our educational gardens but have opportunities to work in the gardens; spending time with our sheep and goats is a favorite activity as well as checking to see if our chickens have laid eggs. Baby chicks, rabbits and visiting animals provide engaging opportunities for kids to interact and learn. Each week includes woodworking, hayrides, planting, harvesting, hands on projects, animals, cooking and more! Students are divided by grade levels for appropriate activities, which will change each week for variety.
  • Registration is now open!
  • Phone: (203)667-6941 or email meehank@wiltonps.org
  • Website : http://www.amblerfarm.org/summer/
  • Location: Ambler Farm in Wilton – 257 Hurlbutt St, Wilton

Lachat Town Farm 

  • Dates: Weeks of July 23rd, July 30th, and August 6th (themed weekly); 9am-1pm
  • Ages: 4-8 yo
  • Cost: $275/week
  • Description: Weekly themes inspire young adventurers as they learn and play in our field and on the farm! Each session gives children the opportunity to simply “be a kid” while exploring the marvels of nature and making friends. Children will become a gardener, explorer, artist, beekeeper and chef! Connecting to nature through outdoor play and hands-on experience is the heart of our program. The nature of our program is cooperative, rather than competitive: the games we play, the way we (campers, staff, administration) interact with one another, and the way we treat the earth. At Little Farmhands, nature activities are synonymous with childhood in summer – we engage children using outdoor fun to create pathways for lessons in nature and ecology.
  • Registration is now open!
  • Contact: info@lachattownfarm.org
  • Website: http://www.lachattownfarm.org/
  • Location: Lachat Town Farm – 106 Godfrey Rd West, Weston

Salko Farm and Stable – 2018 info coming soon!

  • Dates: TBD
  • Ages: 4-16 yo
  • Description: The hours of this fantastic program are 8am – 1pm. On the first day the riders will be evaluated and either be placed in a private lesson or group lesson depending on level. The first three days of the week will be intensive riding lessons. Thursday will be Show Day, when everyone will receive ribbons and experience the thrill and excitement of being in a horse show! Finally Friday will be Gymkhana Day when the children play games on horseback in the riding ring. We will also bring in new elements to excite and surprise everyone at what they can achieve with horses. Our summer curriculum is always exciting and we know that it is an experience unsurpassed with our beloved horses, our spectacular location and our old-fashioned family atmosphere.
  • Registration: TBD
  • Contact: salkofarmandstable@msn.com
  • Website: http://www.salkofarmandstable.com/summer-programs.html
  • Location: Salko Farm in Southport – 374 Hulls Farm Rd, Southport

Unquowa Farm Camp

  • Dates: June 18th-July 13th
  • Ages: 4 yo – 7th grade
  • Description: Have you ever spent an early morning walking between rows of growing vegetables and smelling the fragrance of fresh greens mingling with the soil they are grown in? Have you ever made your own paint from the stamens of flowers or cooked and eaten food that you have just harvested? Well, if you join us at Unquowa’s Summer Farm Camp, these will be just a few of the ways in which you will learn to understand the relationship between the foods we eat and where they come from. Unquowa Farm Camp has both half and full day options available for the younger children.
  • Registration is now open!
  • Contact: 203-336-3801 or email faith.barbuto@unquowa.org
  • Website: https://unquowa.org/farm-camp/
  • Location: Unquowa Farm in Fairfield – 981 Stratfield Rd, Fairfield

Wakeman Town Farm

  • Dates: June 25th-August 17th (weekly sessions and time vary by age)
  • Ages: 3 yo+
  • Cost: $275-$375 depending on age and program
  • Description: Wakeman Town Farm reopened in May, 2017 and offers an array of summer programs for participants at all ages and stages—from toddlers to teens. We believe in cultivating more than just our organic gardens. We cultivate a love for farm life, for animals, for homesteading skills, like canning and preserving the harvest, and for getting one’s hands dirty in the soil or in pie dough. Our campers learn an array of time-honored skills, like composting and seed saving, and about seasonal planting, cooking, nature, sustainability, and the simpler things in life—all via creative, hands-on activities. The programs are enriching and fun, and structured so that challenges are commensurate with a participant’s age and maturity level.
    • Some basic programs include: Little Farmer Summer Camp for Ages 3-5 yo weeks of June 25th, August 13th and August 20th, Junior Farmer Summer Camp for K-5th graders July 9th-August 10th, Junior Chef Summer Camp for K-5th graders the weeks of July 9th- August 3rd, and the Farm Apprentice Program for 6th-12th graders for a variety of weeks in July and August.
  • Registration is coming soon!
  • Contact: 203-557-9195 or email Christy at wakemantownfarm@gmail.com
  • Website: http://www.wakemantownfarm.org/
  • Location: Wakeman Town Farm in Westport – 134 Cross Highway, Westport

Art

Greenmoon 

  • Dates: June 4th-August 31st; morning camp – 915am-1215pm; afternoon camp (11+) – 130pm-430pm
  • Ages: 18 months-4 yo
  • Cost:
    • Playgroups: $57/two hour class (we suggest 9:15-11:15; or 2-5); class can meet 1,2 or 3 times a week (dates can be customized)
    • Art & Music 2-week session: $120 (915am-1115am)
    • Picasso Lunch Bunch 2-week session: $50 (1115am-1215pm)
    • Friend & Me 2-week session: $40 (4pm-5pm)
  • Description: Greenmoon Rowayton offers several different options for art camp, including in-studio classes and Art Playgroups in Darien, Greenwich, Rowayton, and Westport. For more information on the playgroups, click here.  About Playgroups: Playgroups is an innovative at-home program designed for children between 18 month and 7 years (and the curriculum varies based on the ages). Classes are held at the homes of the students (with lots of time for outdoor activities, especially during the warmer!)—  two to four families will host the drop-off program. Like the Green Moon studio classes, children will have exposure to art, music and story time — with a nut-free snack toward the end of class.  The mission of Green Moon is to provide children with a play-based positivity experience that will help develop their cognitive, physical, social and creative skills — through art.
    For organizing, we give a 10% discount for the class.
  • Registration is now open!
  • Contact: 203-354-4468 or email admin@greenmoonct.com
  • Website: https://www.greenmoonct.com/copy-of-winter-spring-2018-rowayton
  • Location: Greenmoon Rowayton – 140 Rowayton Ave, Norwalk

Splatterbox

Preschool Camp (Mini Splats)

  • Dates: Weeks of June 4th and June 11th; 10am-1pm (must pack lunch)
  • Ages: 4+ (preschool)
  • Cost: $275 / week
  • Description: A week filled with amazing art projects, snacks and games for preschoolers only. The weekly cost is $275 and the camp runs from 10am-1pm.
  • Registration is now open!
  • Contact: 203-349-5508 or splatterboxart@gmail.com
  • Website: www.splatterboxart.com
  • Location: Splatterbox – 1252 Post Road East, Westport

Camp Splatterbox (Splats)

  • Dates: June 18th – August 31st (11 full weeks) – new themes weekly!
    • Camp runs 10am-1pm (pack lunch) OR 130pm-430pm (pack snack)
  • Ages: 5-12 yo
  • Cost: $60/day or $275 / week
    • 10% Sibling Discount: One Full Price, One 10% OFF
    • Multiple Week Discount: Sign Up For Another Week & Get 10% OFF
  • Description: Camp @ SplatterBox is so much fun!  We will be creating amazing artwork, playing fun games, making delicious snacks, demonstrating super interesting science experiments, and so much more!  Morning or afternoon sessions available!
  • Registration is now open!
  • Contact: 203-349-5508 or splatterboxart@gmail.com
  • Website: www.splatterboxart.com
  • Location: Splatterbox – 1252 Post Road East, Westport

Westport Arts Center

  • Dates: June 25th – August 24th (weekly sessions vary by age and topic)
    • 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.
  • Ages: 4-12 yo
  • Description: 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 week-long 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.
  • Registration is now open!
  • Contact: 203-222-7070 or email lillie@westportartscenter.org
  • Website: https://westportartscenter.org/summer-camp/
  • Location: Westport Arts Center – 51 Riverside Ave, Westport

Dance

Westport Academy of Dance

  • Dates: June 6th-August 16th (dates vary by age group)
  • Ages: 3+
  • Description: A variety of dance programs for those who are first learning to dance, to experienced dancers interested in ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, and even choreography.
  • Registration is now open!
  • Contact: 203-226-9987 or contact@westportdance.com
  • Website: https://www.westportdance.com/index.php?section=summer_camps
  • Location: Westport Academy of Dance – 345 Post Rd West

Education

Coding with Kids 

  • Dates: July 10 – Aug 21 (one week sessions); Half Day 9am–12pm / 1pm–4pm or Full Day 9am–4pm
  • Ages: 5-18 yo
  • Description: Coding with Kids camps are a place for coders to unleash their creativity and take the next step on the Coder’s Ladder. Tech-savvy instructors will guide small groups of campers as they unleash their creativity to build games, interactive stories, websites, programmable circuits, and more. Campers will receive personalized instruction and collaborate with new friends. After camp, kids will be able to share projects with family and friends and continue development through online access.
  • Registration is now open!
  • Contact: Email info-stamford@codingwithkids.com
  • Website: http://codingwithkids.com/camp/
  • Location: TBD

CompuChild

  • Dates: June 25th – August 10th (weekly sessions)
  • Ages: 4-13 yo
  • Description: Calling all LEGO Builders! Join us this summer where we will learn to design, build and program awesome robots using LEGO-robotics technology. Lots of summer fun activities awaiting you including:
    • LEGO Robotics- WEDO, Mindstorms, EV3
    • Programming & Engineering projects
    • Fun Challenges and Games
  • Registration is now open; early registration discounts starting at $150!
  • Contact: Call 203-921-7905 or email fairfield@compuchild.com
  • Website: www.westporttechedu.com
  • Location: CompuChild – 791 Post Road East

The Connecticut Audubon Society – 2018 info coming soon!

  • Dates: TBD
  • Ages: 4-15 yo
  • Description: Connecticut Audubon Society’s Summer Camps are staffed by experienced teacher-naturalists from CAS Centers and college-educated men and women who have experience working with children. Programs range based on age, and focus on things such as Wilderness Skills, Rocks, Birds, and so much more!
  • Registration: TBD
  • Contact: 203-259-6305, ext 109 or email communicationsdir@ctaudubon.org
  • Website: www.ctaudubon.org
  • Location: Fairfield Audubon Society – 2325 Burr St, Fairfield

Fairfield Museum Summer Camp

  • Dates: June 25th- August 24th (weekly sessions vary by age)
  • Ages: 5-14 yo
  • Cost: $175-$250 depending on age, week, and member/non-member
  • Description: Fairfield Museum’s Summer Camp Adventures inspire and engage kids ages 5 – 14. Hands-on and interactive activities include tours, games, art and crafts that inspire young people to discover the world around them, bringing art and history to life. Kids will explore hands-on exhibitions and historic sites, learning about the arts, history and culture — with plenty of time to make new friends and enjoy summer fun!
  • Registration begins February 19th!
  • Contact: 203-259-1598
  • Website: http://www.fairfieldhistory.org/programs-events/summer-camps/
  • Location: Fairfield Museum – 370 Beach Road, Fairfield

Maritime Aquarium Camp 

  • Dates: June 18th- August 24th (depending on the program)
  • Ages: 5-16, depending on program
  • Description: Each session is a hands-on adventure with learning activities in our science classrooms, at our spectacular marine exhibits, in our bigger-than-life educational IMAX® movies, and – for some programs – during excursions to the beach or aboard our unique new research vessel. We’ll show campers the fun side of science. Some example programs include: Secret Worlds, Junior Marine Biologist, and Ocean Discovery Team
  • Registration is now open
  • Contact: 203-852-0700, ext. 1201 or email: campdirector@maritimeaquarium.org
  • Website: https://www.maritimeaquarium.org/summer-camp
  • Location: Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk – 10 North Water St, Norwalk

Stepping Stones

  • Dates: June 13th -August 31st
  • Ages: 5-8 (Half and Full day options and can pay weekly)
  • Description: Each week is action-packed with fun theme, hands-on activities that infuse science, technology, engineering and math (STEAM) and foster early language and literacy development. Playful learning experiences enhance a child’s social and academic achievement, and can prevent learning loss from occurring during the summer months. Some example weekly programs include: Museum Exploration, Stop-Motion Animation and Coding & Robotics.
  • Registration is now open!
  • Contact: 203-899-0606 ext 247
  • Website: http://steppingstonesmuseum.org/families/camp
  • Location: Stepping Stones in Norwalk – 303 West Avenue, Norwalk

Zaniac

  • Dates: June 11th-August 24th; full-day and half-day options
  • Ages: Pre-K-8th grade
  • Cost: $428/week (Half-day); $818/week (Full-day)
  • Description: Enter the Technology Zone! Calling all Coders, Explorers, Engineers and Designers! Zaniac Summer Camps are ideal for your curious child. Go on a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math Adventure with us! Each camp is tailored to your child’s needs and grouped for your child’s age and grade.
  • Registration is now open!
  • Contact: 475-999-8689 or email westport@zaniaclearning.com
  • Website: https://www.zaniaclearning.com/westport/programs/summer-camps/
  • Location: Zaniac Westport – 1391 Post Road East, 2nd floor

Music

Mary Ann Hall’s Music for Children

  • Dates/Times:
    • Camp Get Enough Music™ – weekly sessions run July 2nd – Aug. 30thMon. – Thurs. 1030am – 230pm
    • Summer Musical Theater Camp – “The Little Mermaid” runs 4 weeks July 2nd – July 27th,  Mon. – Thurs. 10am – 2pm
  • Ages: 3.5-10 yo for weekly sessions and 6.5 – 14 yo for Summer Musical Theater Camp “The Little Mermaid”
  • Cost: $300 for weekly camp sessions and $925 for 4 weeks of Summer Musical Theater Camp “The Little Mermaid”
  • Description:
    • “Camp Get Enough Music”™  offers week to week registration.  New themes each week featuring, “Star Wars,” “Bubbles,” “America the Beautiful,” “Island Hopping,” “Frozen,” “Disney World,”. . . small groups, mixed ages, professional faculty.  Includes rock’n’roll jam session every day with various instruments.  In addition to music there’s indoor/outdoor art, cooking and games galore! Also outdoor water play!
    • Summer Music Theater Camp 2018 features “The Little Mermaid”.  Come and join our cast!  “Star”fish roles for everyone!  Culminates in a staged performance July 26th.  “Simply the best camp my son has ever attended!” – Westport Parent.  
    • In addition to weekly camps, Music For Children offers infant-6 yo classes June – Aug. as well as during the year.  No engines needed for our musical adventures, just the revved up power of your child’s mind, music, and imagination!  Live piano & guitar in each class. 5 Star rating coast to coast. Taught by college degreed music educators.
  • Registration is now open!
  • Contact:  203-854-9797 or email at mail@musicforchildren.net
  • Website: musicforchildrenCT.com
  • Location: Summer Musical Theater Camp “The Little Mermaid”  is held at 49 Weston Road, Westport;  Camp Get Enough Music™ is held at 365 Newtown Avenue at the crossroads of Westport, Norwalk and Wilton.

Sports

Chelsea Piers 

  • Dates: June 18th-August 31st
  • Ages: 3-18 yo
  • Description: Chelsea Piers Connecticut offers Fairfield and Westchester Counties best summer sports camps for children ages 3 – 18 years in a variety of sports, with full and half-day options. Our 2018 Summer Camp runs June 18 – August 31.
    • Little Athletes Half-Day Camps for 3-6 yo
    • Full Day Camps for 5-18 yo
    • Elite Camps for Half or Full Day Camps for 9+
  • Registration is now open!
  • Contact: 203-989-1100
  • Website: https://www.chelseapiersct.com/summer-camp/overview/
  • Location: Chelsea Piers in Stamford – One Blachley Rd, Stamford

Fairfield Ice Academy 

GCA Gymnastics and Parkour Summer Camp 

Gymnastics Camp

  • Dates: June 18th- August 24th
  • Ages: 3-15 yo
  • Cost & Times:
    • Full Day: 9am – 330pm (Ages 5-15) $90/Day | 395/Week
    • Lunch Bunch: 9:00a – 2:00p (Ages 4-15) $75/Day | $325/Week
    • Half Day: 9:00a – 12:00p (Ages 3-15) $60/Day | $250/Week
  • Description: Our gymnastics camps introduce kids to the fundamentals of the sport while having fun and staying physically active.
  • Registration begins February 19th
  • Contact: 203-610-8200 or email gcagym@gmail.com
  • Website: GCAofCT.com/Camps
  • Location: GCA – 85 Mill Plain Rd, Fairfield

Parkour Camp

  • Dates: June 18th- August 24th
  • Ages: 9-16 yo
  • Cost & Times:
    • Full Day: 9am – 330pm (Ages 9-16) $90/Day | 395/Week
    • Lunch Bunch: 9am – 2pm (Ages 9-16) $75/Day | $325/Week
    • Half Day: 9am – 12pm (Ages 9-16) $60/Day | $250/Week
  • Description: Our Parkour Camp embraces the freedom of creativity and individuality, while also teaching discipline and technique.

Ninja Camp

  • Dates: June 18th- August 24th
  • Ages: 4-11 yo
  • Cost & Times:
    • Full Day: 9am – 330pm (Ages 4-11) $90/Day | 395/Week
    • Lunch Bunch: 9am – 2pm (Ages 4-11) $75/Day | $325/Week
    • Half Day: 9am – 12pm (Ages 4-11) $60/Day | $250/Week
  • Description: Our Ninja Camp combines gymnastics, obstacle training, and freestyle movement, while also focusing on building character.

Pre school camp

  • Dates: June 4th- June 14th; additional dates TBD
  • Ages: 2.5-4 yo (must be potty trained)
  • Cost & Times: Half Day: 9am – 12pm (Ages 2.5 – 4) $55/Day | $200/Week
  • Description: This combination of activities is designed to exercise your childrens’ minds and bodies, while developing their motor skills

INTENSITY Tennis Camp

  • Dates:  June 25th – August 24th (9 weekly sessions, M-F, times vary by age)
  • Ages:  
    • Rally:  ages 6-8 (9am – 12pm)
    • Junior Dev. 1:  ages 9-10 (9am – 2pm) 
    • Junior Dev. 2:  ages 11-12 (9am – 2pm)
    • Varsity Quest:  ages 13-17 (1pm – 5pm)
    • High Performance:  ages 10-18 (am and pm session depending on UTR level)*
  • Cost:  $375 – $525, depending on program (10% early bird discount until May 15th)
  • Description:  INTENSITY offers five different tennis camps, individually tailored to a specific age group and ability from beginners to nationally ranked juniors and college players.  We follow the ITF’s Progressive Tennis system of scaled training and competition for kids which is the development method of choice in the majority of the world’s leading tennis nations.  Each program includes fitness training, on-court specific racquet skills, strategy and live ball play appropriate for each level of development.  Please bring drink and nut free snack (and lunch for JD1 and JD2 camps).  Please visit our website for more detailed information regarding each of the different weekly camps.
    • *High Performance camp takes place at St. Luke’s School in New Canaan and is a high level tournament training program.
  • Registration:  Now open, 10% early registration discount goes through May 15.
  • Contact:  Call Elynne Marcus, 203-853-7727, x128
  • Website:  www.intensityclub.com
  • Location:  INTENSITY Fitness / Tennis / Dance / Squash – 490 Westport Ave., Norwalk

Ole Soccer Summer Clinics

  • Dates: June 18th-August 24th (sessions offered every week); 3 session times (8am-11am, 11am-2pm, and 2pm-5pm
  • Ages: 4-14 yo
  • Description: Week long Monday-Friday Summer Clinics are held at all three Ole Soccer locations. There are 3 sessions offered daily, and you can sign up for a single or multiple sessions.
  • Registration is now open
  • Website: http://olesoccerct.com
  • Contact: 203-880-9047
  • Location: Ole Soccer Arena (525 Tunxis Hill Cut Off, Fairfield), Ole Soccer Unite – 176 Linwood Ave, Fairield, and Ole Soccer Training Center – 5 Victoria Drive, Monroe, CT

Peak Performance Sports – 2018 info coming soon!

  • Dates: TBD
  • Ages: 3-12 yo
  • Cost: 3 day and 5 day camps available; 3 Half Days $99, 3 Full Days $165, 5 Half Days $165, 5 Full Days $275); Early Drop Off Available 8:15AM
  • Description: Peak Performance Sports Camps are back for their 10th Summer in Westport!! We will continue to provide children a unique opportunity to participate in various sports and activities that they play during their Physical Education classes but during the Summer! These programs are for children 3-12 years old. The programs will allow the children the chance to play EVERYTHING they see during the school year in a physically and mentally safe environment! Floor Hockey, Pinball, Battleship, Basketball, Tag Games, Wiffleball, Soccer, Flag Football, and much, much, more! Best of all the programs will be supervised by Physical Education Teachers, Certified Teachers and Coaches. Come and don’t miss out on the fun!!!
  • Registration is now open!
  • Contact: Mark Carmody- 203-943-9598 or Peakperformancesportscamps@yahoo.com
  • Website: http://www.peakperformancesports.net/
  • Location: Saugatuck Elementary School – 170 Riverside Avenue, Westport
Sara Holland’s Kids’ Sports Zone & Little Wheelies Camp (2.5-5yo) & Learn-to-Ride (Bikes) & Sports Camp (5-7 yo) – NEW!
  • Dates: June 4th-August 2nd (weekly)
  • Ages: 2.5- 7 year-olds
  • Cost: $235/week or 3 days for $165
    • ($50 off for WestportMoms if you sign up for more than 1 week!)
  • Time: 9-12pm with an option to stay until 2pm. *Snack is provided
  • Description:
    • Sara Holland’s Kids’Sports Zone & Little Wheelies Camp (2.5-5 years). Campers will be introduced to different sports and activities, play games, participate in arts & crafts, and more!  Each week focuses on a fun theme, which we will connect the sports and activities that week.  Our structured, action-packed program allows plenty of room for creative individuality and varying ability levels in a non-competitive environment.  Sports played at camp will be baseball, soccer, football, LAX, basketball,  learning to ride push bikes (optional), fun noodle games, and more.  
    • Kids on Bikes and Sport Camp for (5-7 year-olds) Now older siblings can join in the fun too. This is one of the most exciting camps because kids experience the joy of pedaling independently for the first time!  This half day camp is perfect for the younger child who is still on training wheels or is just beginning to explore without training wheels.  Our goal is to get them riding their own bike on two wheels and/or learning to turn safely, maneuver around obstacles, riding in a straight line, fall safely, and much more!  A fun and safe atmosphere using specific techniques, patience, and fun.  We will also play baseball, basketball, flag football, and other fun activities. *Helmet must be brought to camp. If on training wheels, please bring to camp.
  • Registration is now open! Sign Up Online – www.SaraHollandSports.com
    • *Sign up before June 1 and receive 10% off with code: EARLYBIRD10
  • Contact:  Sara Holland – Sara@SaraHollandSports.com – 434-825-4689
  • Location:  The Field House, 85 Mill Plain Rd, Fairfield.
    • *Possible option of 2 days outdoors in Westport or Fairfield

Soccer Edge2018 info coming soon!

  • Dates:
    • Boys and Girls: 3-14 yo – April 9th – April 13th, June 14th – 15th, June 18th – June 22nd, June 25th – June 29th, August 13th – August 17th and August 20th – August 24th (9am-1pm)
    • Boys and Girls: 9-14 yo – (Soccer Sleep Away Camp in Winchendon, MA) – July 15th – July 20th
  • Ages: 3-14 yo
  • Description: Come and join the Soccer Edge team at their very popular day (and sleep-away) camps. The professional coaches from the town will be running fun and challenging drills to help with skill development and love of the game. These camps are a must for all ages and abilities as the safe and enjoyable environment created by the team of coaches allows all players to enjoy the week while making friends and improving their skills.
  • Registration is now open
  • Contact: Kevin Fitzsimmons at 203-525-3529 or kevin.fitzsimmons@soccer-edge.com
  • Website: http://soccer-edge.com/
  • Location: Weston (day camp) and Winchendon, MA (sleep-away camp)

Westport Weston YMCA Gymnastics Camp


*NOTE: All classes are held at the YMCA Gymnastic Center, 145 Main Street, Norwalk, CT 06851.

Summer Gymnastics Half Day Camp (ages 5 & up) INCLUDES FREE SWIM 

  • Dates: June 25th-August 17th (weekly sessions); $225/week or $55/daily drop-in
  • Time: 12pm-415pm
  • Ages: 5+
  • Description: Gymnastics and games in an air conditioned gym. Family YMCA buses take the campers and coaches to free swim in the pool at our Y in Westport. Gymnasts must be able to swim without flotation device. Drop off at Gymnastic Center in Norwalk and pick up in Westport at the YMCA. Please bring bathing suit and towel, nut-free snack and drink. All gymnasts must have signed waiver to participate. This camp has a full week option and also a daily drop in fee option. No refunds or credits after May 1.

Summer Gymnastics Full Day (ages 5 & up) 

  • Dates: July 23rd-August 17th (weekly sessions); $285/week
  • Time: 845am415pm
  • Ages: 5+
  • Description: Games, crafts, lots of gymnastics, fun themes and free swim. YMCA buses take gymnasts and coaches to the Y. Drop off at the Gymnastic center in Norwalk and pick up at the Westport YMCA. No refunds or credits after May 1.

Summer Fantasy Gymnastics and Art (ages 3-6) 

  • Dates: June 25th – July 19th (weekly sessions); $220/week
  • Time: 9am-12pm
  • Ages: 3-6 yo
  • Description: Gymnastics, games, art project each day. Bring nut-free snack and drink. Must be toilet trained completely. No refunds or credits after May 1.

We are a nut-free gym. Please send your child with snack and drink every day. All campers must have signed waiver to participate. Membership not required for Camp programs. For questions about classes or placement, please contact Sally Silverstein, Gymnastic Director, 203-857-1139 or ssilverstein@westporty.org.

Swimming

Children of the Sound

  • Dates: June 4th-August 16th (Monday-Thursday); 9am-11am and/or 11am-1230pm
  • Ages: Potty trained – 9 yo
  • Cost: $50 for 1 session / $75 for both; $250/week (4 full days)
  • Description: Small Group Swim Lessons, Free Play, Interactive Theme Based Activities, Crafts and Games! Every week has a theme; some examples include: Mermaids & Pirates, Disney Fun, Animal Adventure, and more!
  • Registration is now open! You can register online here.
  • Contact:  203-536-5601 or email info@childrenofthesound@gmail.com
  • Website: www.Swim-play.com
  • Location: Courtyard Marriott at 474 Main Ave, Norwalk or Dolce location option (TBD) at 32 Weed Ave, Norwalk

Hafaday at the Westport Weston YMCA

  • Dates: June 18th-August 24th
  • Ages: 4-8 yo
  • Cost: $280 / week (member); $320 / week (non-member)
  • Description: Hafaday is a popular swim-lesson program for children ages 4 to 8 years old that takes place from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm each day in weekly sessions during the summer as well as some school vacation breaks. The children have a swim lesson and free swim, plus arts/crafts and gym time, with a snack in between. It is a great program where the kids can meet new friends, have fun and really strengthen their swim skills.
  • Registration is now open!
  • Contact: mgeorge@westporty.org
  • Website: http://westporty.org/programs-services/summer-programs/hafaday/
  • Location: Westport Weston YMCA in Westport, 14 Allen Raymond Lane, Westport

Theater

Crystal Theatre 

  • Dates: June 11th – August 10th (weeks vary by age)
  • Ages: 3.5 yo- 12th grade
  • Cost: $350/week; $250 for pre-school; 15% discount if paid in full before 4/30/18
  • Description: Different theatre options for all ages, including a Preschool Storybook Theatre Afternoon Camp for 3.5-5 year olds, Hansel and Gretel one-week camp for kids entering 1st-5th grade, and Broadway Blast one-week camp for kids entering 5th-12th grade.  All shows end in some form of performance
  • Contact: 203-847-4850
  • Registration is now open
  • Website: http://www.crystaltheatre.org/camps.php
  • Location: Crystal Theatre in Norwalk  – 12 June Ave, Norwalk

Theater Camp 4 Kids!

  • Dates: June 25th – June 29th
    • Time: 9am-12pm (Early drop off, late pick-up, or full day options until 3pm are available)
  • Ages:  Rising 1st-6th grade for camp; weekly classes include high school students and adults
  • Cost: $225 per week or $50 per day; financial aid and scholarships available
  • Description: Theater Camp for Kids is an innovative, creative, play based camp where students of all levels and ages learn all about the Theater while having fun, playing theater games, improvisation, stage combat, set drawing and design. Students will be divided into three small groups by age Broadway singing, dancing and acting! Many of Theater Camp 4 Kids! students have landed the leading roles in and Westport and other area schools and private productions! NYC too! This class is a creative, innovative way to learn all about the Theater while having fun! We are not a “factory” we let the children create in a nurturing, caring environment that allows them to gain confidence and have fun! Each and every child gets individual attention and has an opportunity to shine! In addition to summer camp, Theater Camp 4 Kids is now offering weekly classes during the school year, and day camps during most school vacations. For more info, visit www.theatercamp4kids.com.
  • Registration is now open
  • Contact: 917-734-8562 or email Laura Curley Pendergast at curleylaura@hotmail.com or on FB, Laura Curley Pendergast and then click the Theater Camp 4 Kids! page
  • Website: www.theatercamp4kids.com
  • Location: Saugatuck Congregational Church, 245 Post Road East

Sleepaway Camp

Looking for some direction with sleep-away camps for the Summer?
Westport Moms own Melissa Post helps families come up with sleep-away camp options that make sense for their family and children (at no cost to them!), and is happy to help at any point. If you want to connect with Melissa you can email her at melissa.post@campspecialists.com

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