It might still be winter, but it’s that time of year when moms need to start thinking about summer plans. Any experienced mom knows that to stay sane during summer break, you must put those kiddos in camp! There are so many options to choose from. Whether your child is into sports, dance, performing arts, computer technology, or shows an interest in sleepaway camps, we’ve got you covered. Our fourth annual Summer Camp Guide provides the information you need to plan a fun and stress-free summer. Please support our sponsors.
NATIONAL COMPUTER CAMP AT FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY
SOCCER SHOTS SOUTHWEST CONNECTICUT
Soccer Shots is an engaging introductory soccer program for children ages 2-8, focusing on character development. They are committed to providing a positive growth experience for your child using an expert-approved curriculum to teach new character words and skills each week while having fun! Their curriculum is designed by education experts to meet children in an age-appropriate fashion where they are developmentally and is aligned with Connecticut’s Early Childhood Education Standards. Coaches are professionally trained, background checked, and fun! They pride themselves on having outstanding communication with families and partners, so you always know what’s going on!
Getting hands-on with the latest tech. Finding like-minded friends and expert mentors. Exploring a university campus and igniting a love for future learning. There’s so much to look forward to at iD Tech! Guarantee an unforgettable experience for your child. Coding, game dev, robotics, and more. Held at Fairfield University.
RIDGEFIELD ACADEMY & LANDMARK PRESCHOOL
Are you looking to fill your child’s summer with exciting learning adventures and classic summer camp fun? Look no further than Ridgefield Academy and Landmark Preschool Summer Programs! Are you looking to fill your child’s summer with exciting learning adventures and classic summer camp fun? Look no further than Ridgefield Academy and Landmark Preschool Summer Programs!
SPRGOLF JR. ACADEMY
TIPS ON TRIPS AND CAMPS
LONG RIDGE CAMP
TIM MOREHOUSE FENCING CLUB
BRIGHT HORIZONS EARLY EDUCATION AND PRESCHOOL
CAMP SLOANE YMCA
Camp Sloane YMCA is everything kids are looking for in a summer camp. First is the beautiful camp setting with views of the Berkshires and beyond – kids love being ‘unplugged’ and having the experience of being surrounded by this level of nature. Then there’s the amazing choice of activities – everything from sailing to horseback riding to climbing and dancing. There is so much for campers to choose from, and their days will be filled with fun activities and great new friends, while their nights will be filled with fireside stories, lightning bugs, and s’mores. Sleepaway camp should always be this good, and counselors from all over the world are excited to welcome your child to Camp Sloane this summer!
ST. LUKE'S SCHOOL
Learn, connect, and have fun this summer with Summer at St. Luke’s! Offering a wide range of programs, including arts, STEM, academic, skills building, and sports camps, St. Luke’s has something for everyone. Families have many dates, times, and options to choose from. Summer at St. Luke’s faculty and instructors are accomplished educators leading courses designed to engage and enrich. Programs run June through August for ages 4+. The majority of offerings are open to the public. Space is limited.
ST. LUKE'S SCHOOL SUMMER SPORTS CAMP
Spend the summer at St. Luke’s Multi-Sport Camp! Players of all levels enjoy the day playing soccer, lacrosse, baseball, softball, field hockey, basketball, squash, tennis, and more! Junior campers ages 4-7 learn the fundamentals of various sports with experienced and enthusiastic counselors. Campers ages 8-14 focus on developing individual and tactical skills, leadership, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Take advantage of St. Luke’s state-of-the-art athletic facilities in a fun and safe environment. Weeklong half-day or full-day sessions run from June 20 – August 4. Interested in a specific sport? Join their specialty camps; baseball, basketball, football, or squash. St. Luke’s camps are open to the public.
CAMP KIPPEWA POINT
Camp Kippewa Point is a two-week camp experience for girls ages 6-13! Their warm and nurturing environment offers girls a classic camp experience with a set beginning, middle, and end. Their hybrid approach to scheduling allows Kippewa Point campers to explore everything they have to offer while also giving them a chance to spend extra time doing the activities they are excited to explore. At Kippewa Point, they intentionally work to develop connections between campers. They know that deep and meaningful relationships with camp friends and staff help foster growth, confidence, resilience, and a sense of belonging. At the end of their two weeks, they hope that girls have gained confidence, become more independent, feel proud of their accomplishments, and feel like the Point is their second family!
SHU DISCOVERY SCIENCE CENTER AND PLANETARIUM
EUGENE'S MUSIC & LEARNING STUDIO
Create a pod just for your group, or join a class with new faces at Eugene’s Music & Learning Studio! Preschool is out, and it’s time for their June Intro-to-Orchestra Camp! Join them for art, dance, and music. Your child will spend the week crafting musical instruments, dancing with partners and in groups, and meeting different orchestra instruments. Each week will feature a different theme! Please bring a light snack (crackers, goldfish, water); they will take a short break each day. For children ages 3-6 years (fully potty-trained). Camp runs from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Opportunities to meet private-lesson teachers will be available. Registration is by week! Campers can join for 1 or 2 weeks (Week 1: June 19-23 – $300, Week 2: June 26-30 – $300). Space is limited; please register to secure your spot. If there is a week you’d like to see added, please let them know!
FAIRFIELD COUNTY CHILDREN'S CHOIR MUSIC CAMP
FCCC Music Camp is an immersive experience for children entering second through sixth grade who want to pursue a passion for choral singing! This one-week camp will promote personal growth as a singer, performance skills, and healthy vocal technique development. Together campers will celebrate the joy of music-making through rehearsals, creative movement, singing games, and folk dances from around the world with FCCC conductors. The week will conclude with a concert performance for families and friends! The camp will take place at Fairfield Warde HS in Fairfield from June 26-June 30 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The cost is $375, $350 for current FCCC members. Space is limited!
ROCK CLIMB FAIRFIELD
Rock Climb Fairfield likes keeping kids busy when they are out of school! RCF’s Climbing Camp programs are week-long indoor rock climbing programs designed for climbers of all abilities. Whether your climbers are new to the sport or they are ready to start taking their climbing to the next level, this camp provides a fun and age-appropriate environment to build the fundamentals of indoor rock climbing. Camp activities include indoor rock climbing, knot tying, and a variety of exciting climbing games. Full or half-day options are available, along with member and sibling discounts!
RISING STAR HORSE RESCUE
Rising Starr Horse Rescue saves, rehabilitates, retrains, and rehomes abandoned, neglected, or abused horses. They educate the public about at-risk horses and the importance of protecting them. Giving America’s horses a second chance at life allows the community to experience the love, patience, and compassion horses have for humans. They offer programs for children of all ages.
GREENWICH A CAPPELLA
Love to sing? Greenwich A Cappella Camp uses fun and engaging methods to teach your singer how to perform with confidence! Learn professional vocal techniques while building new friendships and singing popular songs you love. Each week-long session ends with a special camp performance. Check out their music videos to see why a cappella camp is perfect for your child! Greenwich A Cappella Camp is from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at First Church in Old Greenwich, with sessions from June 26-30 and August 7-11. Join for one session or two! No previous experience is needed; singers of all levels are welcome. Grouped by age, the Greenwich A Cappella Camp program is perfect for all rising kindergarten through eighth graders who love singing.
Take advantage of the Early Bird registration through March 15, 2023 with the mention of Fairfield County Mom.
THE SOUTHPORT SCHOOL SUMMER PROGRAMS
THE HARVEY SCHOOL
Harvey Summer Camp offers various programs, allowing your children to choose from many options on one sprawling campus featuring open fields, wooded trails, state-of-the-art facilities, an outdoor swimming pool, and an indoor ice rink!
Day Camp for Grades 2-8: Campers will enjoy activities in the arts, sports, science, and theater, as well as games and camp-wide events. The wide variety of offerings allows campers to explore different interests while introducing them to new activities.
Rising 1st Graders and 9th Graders: Campers entering first grade in September can enjoy a program of fun and exploration designed just for them! Young teens entering high school this fall will enjoy a program created to let them have a summer of fun before the rigors of high school begin. Harvey’s youngest and oldest campers will surely enjoy a summer to remember!
Art Camp, Sports Camp: Campers entering Grades 5-8 can take a more in-depth approach to explore their interests in the arts, dance, or sports!
Circus Arts, Robotics, Basketball, Volleyball, and Coding Camps: See their website for information and dates particular to these specialty programs.
Camps run from June 26 through August 4, 2023, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. They are closed on July 3 & 4.
EVERWONDER CHILDREN'S MUSEUM
Summer of Science 2023! As always, there’s something for everyone at EverWonder. What’s your child’s “ology?” Each week will excite and inspire your child into the world of STEAM, from Archeology (Let’s DIG!) to Zoology (Animal Science) and a whole variety in between! Registrations for all programs will close two weeks prior to the start date. Camp runs July- August; Monda – Friday; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. for incoming grades K-4. The cost is $225-$250 and discounts are available to members.
CENTER STAGE THEATRE
Center Stage Theatre is an inclusive and intergenerational community-based theatre providing high-quality, affordable performances, educational programming, and volunteer opportunities. Located in Shelton, the theatre produces five full-scale productions a year, including its annual Youth CONNection summer musical and year-round theatre education for adults and students in grades K-12. Founded in 2005 by Gary and Francesca Scarpa, Center Stage is a 501(c)3 non-profit theatre attracting actors and audiences from throughout Fairfield and New Haven counties and was named “Best Community Theater” by Connecticut Magazine’s “Best of CT 2022” round-up. Its Summer Camp 2023 offerings include Rising Star 70s (Grades K-2) June 26-30; Rising Star 80s (Grades K-2) July 31-August 4; All Over the World (Grades 3-8) July 3-15; All Shook Up (Grades 3-8) July 17-28; Broadway Bootcamp (Grades 7-8 – experience necessary) July 24-28.