It might still be considered winter, but it’s that time of year when moms need to start thinking about summer plans. Wait, what!? Yup, any experienced mom knows that to stay sane during summer break, you need to put those kiddos in camp! But there are just so many options out there to choose from. Whether your child is into sports and dance, performing arts, computer technology, or shows an interest in sleepaway camps, we’ve put together our first annual Summer Camp Guide. We hope that this resource provides the information that you need to plan a fun and stress-free summer. This guide features programming options in Fairfield County and surrounding areas. Please support our sponsors.
ID TECH CAMP
iD Tech is the world leader in summer STEM education, with over 450,000 alumni and 20+ years of experience. Weeklong, day and overnight programs for ages 7-18 are held at 150+ prestigious campuses including Fairfield University, Caltech, and NYU. Kids and teens learn to code, design video games, mod Minecraft, create with Roblox, engineer robots, print 3D characters, work with AI and machine learning, build laptops, learn about cybersecurity, and more! Students explore a top campus with new friends, learn from world-class instructors, and create impressive projects for their portfolios. Small class sizes are guaranteed (no more than 10 students per instructor) to ensure proper pacing for all skill levels.
CANDLEWOOD FISHING CAMP
Candlewood Fishing Camp is the ultimate coed fishing and camping experience for young anglers and outdoor enthusiasts. Nestled on 100 acres of woodlands with direct waterfront on Candlewood Lake, campers will fish for world class-sized smallmouth and largemouth bass with the top area fishing guides and tournament anglers. Candlewood Lake is repeatedly ranked in Bassmaster Magazine’s Top 25 Best Lakes to Fish for bass in the country! Campers will learn how to implement the best techniques to target various species with a primary focus on bass. They are offering three, one-week sleep-away sessions for 2020. If your kids are 9-16 years old and love to fish, they can’t miss this amazing opportunity to take their fishing skills to the next level. They hope to fish with your young angler this summer!
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REAL MADRID FOUNDATION CAMPS USA
Soccer summer camp in New Canaan carried by Real Madrid Foundation is a unique and exciting opportunity to improve your soccer skills under the direction of UEFA licensed coaches, have serious fun, and make new friends. Their soccer summer camp is available for boys and girls, ages 6-15, playing at all levels, from beginner to advanced. Players are evaluated on the first day and placed in reduced groups on age and ability to guarantee the quality of training sessions. Come and experience outstanding soccer summer training in New Canaan!
Use the code FCMOM for $20 off.
FUTURE STARS SPORTS ACADEMY
Future Stars Sports Academy is a comprehensive youth sports program developed for boys and girls ages 5-9 by USA Today’s Most Caring Coach, Jim Olayos. Future Stars offers year-round after-school and weekend basketball programs and Summer Multi-Sport and Basketball camps throughout Connecticut. The basketball program utilizes lower baskets, a smaller ball, and other age-appropriate equipment to ensure success in learning the fundamentals of basketball. The Summer Multi-Sport Camp offers a variety of sports and activities, including basketball, soccer, mini golf, fun bowl, laser tag, arcade, and more! Future Stars focus is skill improvement through game play, instruction and contests all in a fun-filled, safe and age-appropriate atmosphere. All Future Stars programs include the nationally recognized Future Stars “Lessons of Life” youth character development program and incentive giveaways.
BROADWAY METHOD ACADEMY
Broadway Method Academy is an award-winning non-profit organization that can provide your children with quality, comprehensive training and instruction in the arts of singing, acting, and dancing. From group classes to private instruction, they can give your children the tools they need for success in their chosen art. Your children will work with experienced artists, including some of Broadway’s top talents as guest instructors. BMA serves at the Resident Conservatory of the prestigious Westport Country Playhouse. Your children will make lifelong friends and learn skills they will use forever. They are eager to help your children and watch as they grow and mature as performers.
Camp Playland in New Canaan is the day camp with the away camp atmosphere! Celebrating 64 summers, Camp Playland offers 18 beautifully wooded acres, an exceptional staff, and an outstanding program for campers ages 3-14. Door-to-door transportation in Fairfield County! Activities include swimming, go-karts, archery, arts & crafts, athletics, boating, fishing, ropes course, and more. Give your child a summer camp experience that makes lifelong memories.
CREATE LEARNING CENTER
BROOKFIELD CRAFT CENTER INC.
Brookfield Craft Center offers a full range of year-round programs for youth. There are programs for all ages, after school hours, and during school breaks. They also have day programs for Home Schoolers. For those interested in Summer programs, their Hands-On Art Youth Program is a great alternative to full-day summer-long programs. Their small groups allow students to receive individual attention from the instructor in a warm, family-like atmosphere. They offer four one-week sessions with half-day and full-day options. Every class will have an experienced artist and an assistant to help the students learn fundamental skills in various craft mediums. Types of classes offered are glass bead making, woodturning, pottery, fiber art, blacksmith skills, painting & drawing, 3-D printing, photography, and other digital craft skills.
SUMMER AT WOOSTER
KEELER TAVERN MUSEUM & HISTORY CENTER
Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center is dedicated to assisting visitors, students, and scholars in understanding significant lives and events during the site’s 300-year history. Join Keeler Kids, a fun and educational summer experience! Keeler Kids runs three sessions: Session 1 for boys and girls in grades 1 – 3; Session 2 for boys and girls in grades 4 – 6; and Session 3 for students entering grades 7 and up. Each session offers a unique chance to explore life at the historic Keeler Tavern through a variety of engaging, hands-on, and multi-disciplinary activities. Join in on fun crafts, games, songs, stories, and foods from Colonial Days through the Gilded Age. Keeler Kids is the perfect opportunity for your child to step back in time and discover first-hand what life was like in centuries past.
ST. LUKE'S SCHOOL SUMMER SPORTS CAMP
Under the direction of experienced and knowledgeable coaching staff, campers will take advantage of St. Luke’s state-of-the-art athletic facilities in a fun and safe environment. The focus will be on individual skill development as well as tactical and team development. In addition to honing their skills, campers will learn about the importance of leadership, teamwork, and sportsmanship: soccer, lacrosse, baseball, softball, field hockey, basketball, squash, tennis, and more! Both full-day and half-day sessions are available. Campers will participate in multiple sports over any one week. Junior Camp is designed for 4-7 year-olds to learn the fundamentals of various sports with our experienced and enthusiastic coaches. The camp will be focused on providing a fun sporting experience for all with individual skill development at the forefront. Junior Campers may also access St. Luke’s Music, Art & Nature Camp at no additional cost.
ST. LUKE'S SCHOOL