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Planning for Summer 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Planning Guide 2018 - Your Connecticut Summer Planning Resource Since 2009

 

It is not too early to begin planning for Summer 2018. 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 2018

 

 

Summer Camps

 

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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  http://www.ct.gov/oec/cwp/view.asp?a=4542&q=545168
  2. Open the Online Lookup Tool link https://www.elicense.ct.gov/Lookup/LicenseLookup.aspx
  3. Select the Generate Roster(s) link under " More Online Services - License Lookup & Download" https://www.elicense.ct.gov/Lookup/GenerateRoster.aspx
  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: http://www.ct.gov/oec/cwp/view.asp?a=4542&q=545996

A Parent's Guide to Common Health Questions: http://www.ct.gov/oec/lib/oec/licensing/camps/yc_fact_sheet_aparentsguidetocommonhealthquestions.pdf

United Way of Connecticut and the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood also provide an online search for child care including summer camps at http://search.211childcare.org/

 

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.

 

 

 

Cartoon Drawing of a Young Camper with a Pillow

 

The Department of Children and Families Wilderness School Program is available at http://www.portal.ct.gov/DCF/Wilderness-School/Home 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. 2018 Program Calendar.

 

The University of Hartford -  Summer Place 2018. 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. http://www.summerplaceprograms.com/  Email:   (p) (860) 768-4432

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YMCA Summer Camps -

  • NorthWest Y Camp Torymca http://nwcty.org/programs/torymca.htm
  • 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 www.campmataucha.org
    YMCA Camp Oakasha is located in Southbury, CT, visit www.campoakasha.org
  • 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 – www.campjewell.org
  • 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 – www.campwoodstock.org
  • 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, www.campsloane.org , 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 http://ghymca.org/classes.cfm?category=110  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!! http://campmohawk.org/ 
    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

 

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 http://peabody.yale.edu/events/summer-camps. 

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KinderCare Summer Camps http://www.kindercare.com/our-programs/summer-break/  Find KinderCare Center near you.

 

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 . . http://www.woodcocknaturecenter.org/#!summercamp/cq3f

 

Camp SoundWaters 

– 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. http://soundwaters.org/youth-programs/summer-camp/

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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: http://www.ethelwalker.org/riding/summer-riding-experience

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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.    http://www.roomtogrowcommunity.com/summer-camp/

 

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, . http://www.channel3kidscamp.org/#!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: https://www.jccnh.org/camp  Contact: , 203-387-2522 x253.

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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 www.campko.com  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: http://camphazenymca.org/summer-camp 

 

Connecticut Camping Association - The 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 http://www.ctcamps.org/

 

 

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: http://bentoftheriver.audubon.org/summer-camps-2 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. http://www.YNHChineseSchool.org Phone:203-271-9195; Email: (Judy Carten)

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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: http://www.mysticseaport.org/learn/summer-camps/ 

 

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. http://www.sjridingcamp.com/index.html or

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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 http://www.farnamcommunity.org/camp-farnam// 

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.  http://asapct.org/asap-summer-camp/   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. http://www.thechildrensmuseumct.org/programs/vacation-science/summer-vacation-science-camp/

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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 dates Please 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, www.avonoldfarms.com/summercamps. We can also be reached by phone at 860-404-4180 or email at .

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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 www.middlesexcountycamp.org or 860-873-2294.

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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.  http://www.oceanology.org/science-camps Project Oceanology, 1084 Shennecossett Road, Groton, Connecticut 06340, (860) 445-9007, (800) 364-8472, E-mail:

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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: https://www.gsofct.org/en/camp/summer-camps/an-se-ox.html
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:  https://www.gsofct.org/en/camp/summer-camps/aspetuck.html
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: https://www.gsofct.org/en/camp/summer-camps/carlson.html

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:  https://www.gsofct.org/en/camp/summer-camps/clatter-valley.html
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: https://www.gsofct.org/en/camp/summer-camps/katoya.html
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: https://www.gsofct.org/en/camp/summer-camps/laurel.html

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: https://www.gsofct.org/en/camp/summer-camps/merrie-wood.html
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.  https://www.gsofct.org/en/camp/summer-camps/timber-trails.html
Summer Camp Program General Information: https://www.gsofct.org/en/camp/summer-camps.html 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, www.bucksrockcamp.com

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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. www.LitchfieldJazzCamp.org  860-361-6285 Contact: :

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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, a day  and a field hockey camp. 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 24-29, July 8-13 and July 15-20. 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 5-10. Field Hockey - A day program for girls entering grades 7-12. The curriculum features the latest stick work, passing, offensive and defensive techniques, and goalkeeper training. Instructors are experienced field hockey coaching staff. August 13-17.  For more information about summer camps at The Gunnery visit  https://www.gunnery.org/page/camps  The Gunnery, gps address:22 Kirby Road, Washington, CT 06793, mail address: 99 Green Hill Road, Washington, CT 06793,  860-868-7334.

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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). https://nccamp.com    203-710-5771

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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.

 

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ARTS AND MUSIC

     

 

ACADEMICS

 

 

AGRICULTURE AND ECOLOGY

 

 

ANIMALS, NATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT

 

 

GENERAL INTEREST VARIED ACTIVITIES

 

 

HISTORY AND SCIENCE

 

 

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

 

 

SPORTS

 

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

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 http://www.artatmurraypond.com/  Please call Joan Levy Hepburn 860 663-1169 to register in advance.

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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 http://www.beardsleyzoo.com/zoo-patrol/.

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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 . http://www.noahwebsterhouse.org/programs/school/summer-camps.htm

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. http://lutzmuseum.org/programs/summer-camp/

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 25 – August 24, 2018. 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, www.guilfordartcenter.org, with full descriptions and pricing information. Registration remains open throughout the summer.

Click here to register or call (203) 453-5947 http://guilfordartcenter.org/guilford-art-center-2018-summer-youth-art-program/

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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:

https://nmsnewhaven.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Summer-2018-Course-Schedule.pdf

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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!  https://www.oddfellows.org/childrens-circus/  Oddfellows Playhouse, 128 Washington Street, Middletown, CT 06457, (860) 347-6143  

New Haven Ballet Summer Programs - New 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. www.newhavenballet.org Tel. 203-782-9038. Email: http://newhavenballet.org/summer-2/

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

 http://www.campnavigator.com/summer-camp/common_ground_environmental_center_summer_camps_15745.html

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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..  https://www.idtech.com/locations/connecticut-summer-camps/  

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.  https://www.idtech.com/teens/programming/

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. http://www.independentdayschool.org/RelId/606904/ISvars/default/Summer_Programs.htm 

 

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 www.elmcitychamberfest.org or www.facebook.com/ElmCityChamberFest 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:

Soundbridge Summer Preschool Program/Summer Language and Literacy Institute

Open Choice Summer Programs

Center for Creative Youth

John J. Allison Polaris Center 

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. https://www.fidelco.org/dog-days-of-summer-registration-page

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: http://www.curtaincallinc.com/summer-programs/?cid=mc-6bea5a7e02f8f5e2945b6f6b1bbf9266&month=7&yr=2016

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     https://ctsciencecenter.org/programs/camps/

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: http://www.downunderct.com/kids-programs/

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  http://www.loomischaffee.org/page.cfm?p=30292

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 Two focuses on the different styles of two fashion designers: Gianni Versace and Jeanne Paquin. Advance registration is recommended. (9am-5:30pm) for ages 11-15. This summer’s Nature Art Camp  for ages 7-10 in the morning (9am-12:30pm) and ages 11-14 in the afternoon (1:30-5pm), will take place on the beautiful grounds of the Arts Center and include one day at the Spectrum Gallery, which showcases emerging and established, regional, and national artists and artisans. Arts Center Killingworth, 276 N Parker Hill Rd, Killingworth, CT 06419   http://artscenterkillingworth.org/summer-camps/  Phone:(860) 663-5593.

Discovery Museum - Summer 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  http://discoverymuseum.org/product-category/summer-programs/ 

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.. http://peabody.yale.edu/events/summer-camps

New Britain Youth Theater - NBYT’s summer production for ages 7 through 16 will be Willy Wonka Jr.  Rehearsals will be held over a four-week half-day program on Mondays through Fridays from July 2 through July 27 (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.) https://nbytblog.wordpress.com/2018/02/28/registration-begins-for-summer/

 http://nbyt.org/summer-program.html   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. http://rusticpathways.org/

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 http://www.woosterschool.org/page.cfm?p=646  Wooster School, 91 Miry Brook Road, Danbury, Connecticut 06810.

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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. http://www.shubertcamp.com/  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 https://www.hartfordstage.org/education/youth-studio-classes/#summer  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.

ECAD Youth Summer Class - If you like dogs and training dogs, then consider spending  the summer with ECAD, Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities. ECAD's summer camp, 149 Newfield Road, Torrington CT is a unique opportunity for kids ages 9 - 13 to learn about the responsibilities of being a dog owner by educating ECAD's future assistance dogs. Daily activities include-Nature-Based Education Puppy/Dog Education, Basic Canine Obedience, Dog Grooming & Care, Service Dog Awareness, Small Farm Animal Education/Activities (goats, chickens, rabbit..), Group Challenge, Games with Dogs, Outdoor activities ( Hiking, Adventure Scavenger Hunt, badminton, slip & slide..), picnics, Arts & Crafts and more. Children learn Teamwork, Responsibility, Canine Care, Basic Canine Training, Assistance Dog Awareness, Nature Based Education.  Parents supply daily lunch, sunblock, change of clothes, bathing suit and towel. Van transportation available for the children pick-up and drop-off in Torrington. The more sessions you sign in, the more you save! To inquire at our Connecticut location: Phone: 860-489-6550, email: , Fax: 860-489-3791. Mail: PO Box 831, Torrington, CT 06790, 149 Newfield Road, Torrington, CT. Registration and information.

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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. http://nctcarts.org/classes/summer-theatre-arts-program/  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. https://www.manchestercc.edu/continuing-education/excursions-in-learning/summer-enrichment-program/ 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 http://www.pantochino.com/theatre-camps/  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    http://cthockeycamps.com/default.aspx

Auerfarm Summer Farm Programs - 4-H Education Center at Auerfarm Summer Farm Programs  Sprouts, children Pre-K and K. 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM. Two sessions.. Auerfarm Adventures challenges rising 4th,5th and 6th graders to explore the world around them through science and friendship.  Extended Day is available until 4:00 PM. Two sessions. Long Days of Summer, open to rising 1st - 6th graders, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM,  The 4-H Education Center at Auerfarm, 158 Auer Farm Road, Bloomfield, CT 06002, (860) 242-7144. http://www.auerfarm.org/summer-academy/

Central Connecticut Student Writing Project - The time has come to put information and registration up for the Central CT Student Writing Project's 2018 program! During the mornings of BOTH weeks, from 9am-12pm, we will be holding our Creative Writing Program.  Students will have the support of educators and their peers while they work on their own story from beginning to end.  They will then have the opportunity to have their work workshopped and finally published in an anthology at the close of our program. The afternoons of our first week, we will be holding our Poetry program.  Students will be exposed to various forms of poetry and other forms of more artistic writing, applying their learning to the writing of their own poetry.  They will have the option of publishing their original work in our anthology at the close of our program. The afternoons of our second week, we will be holding a Daily Workshop program.  Each day, students will experience a different variety of writing and work on several different pieces.  They will have the option of publishing their original work in our anthology at the close of our program.  More information on each day's workshop will be coming soon, but your student can expect to work with more creative styles of writing as well as see the different ways writing can be used to communicate ideas and take action in their world.. As always, if you have any questions please feel free to email us at .  You may also call us at (860) 375-4443. http://www.ccswp.org/

Central Connecticut Tech it Out 2018 - 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. https://registration.xenegrade.com/ccsu/searchresults.cfm?prgid=1003. If you require assistance, please contact Christa Sterling at 860-832-2277 or
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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

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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: http://thepopmusicacademy.com/summer-session.html/

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 - 2018 Summer Youth Art: Mini Golf Mural Madness. Design, create and execute mini golf-themed murals that will be part of The MATT’s Summer 2018 mini golf exhibition. If one week isn’t quite enough, go for a birdie and come to both! Projects will be different each week. Mosaics and Mulligans with Artist Sarah Segovia: Ages 5-8. It’s putt-putt perfection for children ages 5-8 as they create a large outdoor mosaic that will be on view in The MATT’s Courtyard. Digital Divot Get Down with Artist Balam Soto: Ages 9-13. Design and the digital meet in this session for students ages 9-13 as they create a colorful, digitized mural that will be part of The MATT’s mini golf exhibition.2018 Summer Teen Immersion: New Media @ The MATT. Can you see sound? Can you hear art? Explore the peripheries of digital and sound art with new media artist Balam Soto during an immersive experience @ The MATT for teens 13-18. Paint a mural that becomes an electronic, musical instrument when you touch it! Sonic Mural will be an interactive mural that combines art with cutting-edge technologies. After painting the mural, participants will learn to integrate touch sensors and electronics. Scholarships available. Please contact the Museum at x 117 for more information., 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702. (203) 753-0381. Email: http://mattatuckmuseum.us3.list-manage1.com/subscribe?u=c29e7e791ec45edb4ebab63b7&id=dbddacc966 for more information and to register https://www.mattmuseum.org/education/youth-learning/vacation-programs/

Danbury Music Center - DMC Summer Festival 2018. Danbury Music Centre has offered educational summer programming since the 1950’s. This summer, join us for Summer Festival 2018! In addition to our cornerstone programs: Summer Strings and Summer Bands, our Chamber Music Intensive will be offered along with our evening workshops.  Also this year, we are proud to announce our second season of  The Charles Ives Concert Series, a series designed to bring American music to a community that is home to one of America’s most famous composers. Danbury Music Centre, Inc., 256 Main St., Danbury, CT 06810, Phone: (203) 748-1716, Fax: (203) 794-1308. E-Mail: , Website: http://danburymusiccentre.org/dmc-summer-festival-2018/

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The Complex Performing Arts Centre - The Complex is announcing a jam-packed summer of arts in 2018!! 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 www.thecpac.org

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Wu Dang Kung Fu Academy - Summer Camp 518 Boston Post Rd., Orange, CT 06477. TEL: 203-283-5657; Email: ; Website: http://www.wudangkungfuacademy.com/summer-camps.html
All participants will experience the Chinese Martial Arts(also known as Kungfu), regardless of when you join us and begin training. The day will combine the training of basic skills as kicking, punching and jumping. It is our goal to help the campers build body strength, conditioning and flexibility, as well as a effective approach to self-defense. Sibling discount is available. Everyone is welcome, but our space is imited (20 campers per week), register soon if you are interested.

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: https://erfcinc.org/summer-escape/

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Connecticut Audubon Society - Summer Camps 2018. 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.  Our Summer Camps staff is First Aid, CPR, & Epi-Pen trained. Low staff-to-camper ratios ensure all campers have a safe, fun, and educational camp experience. Our Summer Camps staff strive to provide a variety of hands-on activities each day. Center at Fairfield 2325 Burr Street Fairfield, CT 06824 203-259-6305 Birdcraft Museum 314 Unquowa Road Fairfield, CT 06824 203-259-0416 Coastal Center at Milford Point 1 Milford Point Road Milford, CT 06460 203-878-7440 Center at Glastonbury 1361 Main Street Glastonbury, CT 06033 860-633-8402 Center at Pomfret 218 Day Road P.O. Box 11 Pomfret Center, CT 06259 860-928-4948

Fairfield: https://www.ctaudubon.org/fairfield-camp/

Milford Point : https://www.ctaudubon.org/coastal-center-summer-camp/

Glastonbury: https://www.ctaudubon.org/glastonbury-camp/

Pomfret: https://www.ctaudubon.org/pomfret-camp/

Roger Tory Peterson Center: https://www.ctaudubon.org/rtp-summer-camp/

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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   http://post.edu/summer-academy

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2-4-1 Summer Sports Academy at Kingswood Oxford, For girls and boys grades 1-9 (in fall of 2018) 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: http://241sports.com/camps/kingswood-oxford/    Register  2•4•1 Sports, LLC, 249 Auburn Road, West Hartford, CT 06119. 860.977.3750 or email

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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  https://www.huskyvolleyball.com/campsclinics: Register: https://www.huskyvolleyball.com/page/show/2775864-register

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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: http://www.nutmegvolleyball.com/index.php?l=default

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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   http://www.kokopellimusicandarts.com/Summer-Camp.html

 

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.     http://dariennaturecenter.org/summer-camp//

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Stamford Jewish Community Center. Welcome to the NEW Day [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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. Program and registration information. Stamford JCC • 1035 Newfield Avenue • Stamford, CT 06905-0326 • 203.322.7900.

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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. http://www.highmeadowdaycamp.com/Default.aspx  Camp Director: Mr. Ben Chaback, Mailing Address: PO Box 338 Cheshire CT 06410, 860-212-5142 (phone)  203-272-6247 (fax),

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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 http://www.easternctballet.com/summer-programs/ or call 860-739-7899.

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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 http://www.nccchildrenscenter.com/kids-clubhouse/

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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.  http://creativeartsworkshop.org/classes/adventuresinart/

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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: http://www.stonc.org

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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. 1. Information and Registration,.

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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. http://www.bbgc.org/summercamp

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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 www.nessf.org or call 860-535-9362. New England Science & Sailing, 70 Water Street, Stonington, CT, http://nessf.org/summer-camp/

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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. http://www.crystaltheatre.org Registration at : http://www.crystaltheatre.org/camps.php

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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: https://www.glebehousemuseum.org/summer-experience

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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: http://www.ywcahartford.org/what_we_do/ywlc.html.  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. Download brochure

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Westfield Academy - Westfield Academy is a community debate, Model United Nations, and leadership school that operates for the academic year. We also run three one-week sessions of summer camp in June. Over 75 students between the ages of 8 and 18 meet weekly during the year to debate and/or participate in Model United Nations. Our students compete in local, state, regional, national and international debate competitions and participate in Model United Nations conferences. Westfield students have been very successful. Ages 8 to 18 - All levels welcome from Very Advanced to Beginner; no prior experience necessary. For all weeks, debaters and MUNers will be grouped based on age and experience. Quaker Meeting House, 144 S. Quaker Lane, West Hartford 06119. Westfield Academy of Debate, Model UN and Leadership(860) 371-5849; , http://www.westfieldacademy.net/summer-camp-home/.

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Devon Point Farm - Devon Point Farm Camp is an on-the-farm, week-long summer day camp full of learning and fun for children ages 4 to 12. Devon Point's Farm Camp is located in Woodstock, Connecticut, in the northeast corner of CT, just minutes from Massachusetts & Rhode Island! Our campers are part of an amazing outdoor classroom! This is no daycare, this is an opportunity to learn & have fun in a beautiful setting filled with things to discover & lessons to help your children throughout life. Parents, we want to offer your child an opportunity to experience science, biology, horticulture, animal husbandry and nutrition in our living classroom. It's Learning the way nature intended it to be, great hands-on outdoor learning & fun at it’s best. From people who care about you, your family, our environment and our society. Contact: 860-974-9004, http://www.devonpointfarm.com/about-farm-camp-2018   Devon Point Farm , 54 Joy Road, Woodstock, CT 06281.

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Camp Cuheca - Camp Cuheca is an innovative, multifaceted summer day camp specializing in Adventure and Animal Therapy for children and youth ages 7-18 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 the second week of July through Mid-August. 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 Tent Camping.  New Animals! New Adventures! Tina Cote, Camp Cuheca Director, 860.442.9454 ext. 290.   Open House Flyer  Website: http://www.waterfordcountryschool.org/programs/camp-cuheca/summer-camp/  Waterford Country School, 78 Hunts Brook Road, Quaker Hill, CT 06375

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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: http://sharon.audubon.org/summer-camp Phone: 860-364-0520.

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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: http://greenwich.audubon.org/summer-nature-day-camps Phone: 203-869-5272

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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: http://www.ybworldtkd.com/

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Wethersfield Academy for the Arts – Summer Youth Art Program. Six weeks of summer art classes in half and full day sessions, for ages 6 & up,  All sessions include materials.  For a full class listing, go to www.wethersfieldarts.org; e-mail or call 860-436-9857. http://www.wethersfieldarts.org/assets/files/Summer%202018%20YP(1).pdf

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Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center - Kate’s Camp for Kids is a comprehensive summer arts day program that began in summer 2013 through collaboration between The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center and the Community Music School. It is focused on families seeking to nurture their children’s creative potential through the arts. This state-licensed camp brings together professional teaching artists from Community Music School and throughout the region to the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center. Designed for boys and girls ages 5 to 10 years old, Kate’s Camp is filled with music, dance, art, and theater and each session culminates in a performance for family and friends! A diverse range of activities is offered on a rotating basis to ensure a fresh experience for even the most frequent camper. For more information on Kate’s Camp for Kids, for upcoming dates, and to register, please visit our partner, Community Music School, at

www.community-music-school.org/kates-camp-for-kids.  The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center,  300 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT 06475, Phone: 860.510.0473, Fax: 860.510.0099,  Email:

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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; ; http://www.artsinct.org/summer2018/

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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 http://insportscenters.com/summer-camp-packages/ or give us a call at (203) 268-1214!

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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 https://www.fearlessflyersacademy.com/summer-camp/. Questions? Email us at or call us at (860) 245-4154. Our facility is located at 800 Flanders Road, Building 9, Mystic, CT 06355.

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Ridgefield Playhouse - Make a Movie This Summer: Day Camp for Future Filmmakers. Learn the art of film-making at The Ridgefield Playhouse!  All you need is a smart phone, an imagination and a desire to make a movie!  That’s right – this summer, Filmmaker, Katie Torpey, is running a fun, creative 2-week day camp teaching children and teens the fundamentals of independent film-making and the art of visually capturing a story on their smart phones.  Campers will watch and analyze movies, receive hands-on instruction on storytelling, writing, directing and editing.  Plus, they will learn how to use multiple camera lenses, fly a remote controlled drone, and use visual angles and lighting to help them creatively tell a story in their own artistic style.  During the 2-weeks, each camper will make a music video and a 3-minute short film.  Every camper will show one of their films on the big screen at The Ridgefield Playhouse on the last 2 days of camp with different awards being given out for originality, creativity, cinematography, story, etc.  All campers will leave camp with the knowledge, skills and equipment to go off and make their own artistic films in the future!  https://ridgefieldplayhouse.org/events/future-filmmakers-camp/?mc=reload  203-438-5795. 80 E Ridge Rd, Ridgefield, CT 06877.

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PZ Math 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.  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. Clamp location: Symphony Workplaces, 55 Greens Farms Road, Westport, CT 06880). Calculus Prep Camp is intended for students registered for Calculus AB (or equivalent course) for the 2018-19 academic year. Contact Info: www.pzmath.com, , 413-458-1849

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Schooner Camp - The Schooner Summer Camp brings kids to the coastline to explore, learn, grow, get their feet wet out on the water, and above all else have fun! The camp offers a range of activities designed to appeal to young children, ages 4-14 years old. Schooner Camp offers both a land based Shore Program and a Sailing Program in which campers engage in science based learning through adventure, exploration, crafts, songs, and games.  For more information and to register check out our website: http://www.newhavenlandtrust.org/SchoonerCamp2018  Questions? email Schooner Inc,  60 S Water St, New Haven, CT 06519, Phone: (203) 865-1737

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Friends of Madison Youth - The Barn - This year we have 7 weeks of amazing camps. All camps are for grades 5th and up. Discounts available for multiple weeks and siblings. Camps run Monday through Friday. Drop-off is between 8:30 AM and 9:00 AM. Pick-up is at 3:00 PM. Weekly and daily lunch plans available. Camps include: Girlfriends Getaway (no boys 245-2689allowed); Theater Camp; Show Choir S!; Murder Mystery Camp; Art Experience; Film and Animation; Show Choir Camp. Friends of Madison Youth at Madison Arts Barn, 8 Campus Drive, PO Box 54, Madison CT, 06443. 203-245-2689. http://madisonartsbarn.org/summer-camps-2018/  email:

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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 www.elcct.org for more information, or call us at (860) 583-1234.. Indian Rock Summer Camp, 501 Wolcott Road,, Bristol, CT. email: .  Website: http://elcct.org/programs/http-elcct-org-wp-content-uploads-2018-02-brochure-2018-without-forms-for-email-and-web-pdf/
Registration accepted on an ongoing basis; 10% discount if paid in full by June 1.  Sibling discount and scholarships also available, please see brochure on website for more information.

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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: http://www.bvacademy.com/summercamps/.

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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: http://bgcnewhaven.org/youth_programs/summer-camp/

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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+.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/locations/events-for-students

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Giuliano's School of Music - Musical Theatre Day Camp. Do you love to sing, dance and act? Well, this is the camp for you! We'll learn songs, scenes and dances, play theatre games and rehearse a show to be presented for family and friends at the end of the week. Lots of fun! Lots of laughing is encouraged! The camp is a week long and space is VERY limited, so register now to avoid disappointment! Come to have fun and you just might discover some talent you didn't know you had! Instructed by Andrew Morrisey, a New York based actor, singer and teacher.  Andrew is excited to bring this popular camp to Giuliano's!  Giuliano's School of Music, 123 High Ridge Rd, Stamford. Ages: 7-14, Time: 9a.m.-4p.m. Website: http://www.giulianosmusiccenter.com/rock-band
Contact:   or call 203-223-5212. 

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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. https://www.northwestcatholic.org/page.cfm?p=652

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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: http://www.thecreativemusiccenter.com/summercamps

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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, http://www.tmsc.org/summer

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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- Trumbull, CT. Call 203 816 5239 for schedule and Cost

https://www.codeninjas.com/camps/ct-trumbull/

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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 2018 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 https://www.bushyhill.org/ Register at https://bushyhill.campbrainregistration.com/

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Camp Cuheca - An innovative ,multifaceted summer day camp specializing in Adventure and Animal Therapy for children ages 5-18 that need individualized support and extra adult supervision. Groups of 8 campers are supported by two highly trained adult camp counselors and a Jr. counselor. Facilities Waterford Country School’s campus includes one of the best Outdoor Education Centers in the country surrounded by lakes, an Adventure Challenge Course, Log cabin an enclosed Pavilion , Platform tent campsites, nature trails, a fitness trail  and state –of-the-art gymnasium on over 320acres of woodland. The WCS Children’s Farm and Nature Center is the home of many Exotic and farm animals as well as a wild life sanctuary  for injured animals and birds.  In addition ,camp swimming opportunities provided by the beautiful  Long Island Sound & Atlantic Ocean. Activities include: Ropes Challenge Course,   Climbing Tower Leadership Development, Fishing and Outdoor Skills, Animal Therapy &Care, Traditional  & Water sports, Fitness Trail Challenges, Team Building Journeys, Horseback riding, Hiking Adventure, Arts& Crafts, Beach Trips, Gardening and Tent Camping. Hours: 9am to 3:30 pm. Lunch and two snacks are provided. It is a 7 week camping experience ,campers may choose to come all 7 or pick and choose their weeks. July and August. Contact Tina Cote Camp Director at 860-442-9454ext 4290. http://www.waterfordcountryschool.org/programs/camp-cuheca/summer-camp/ 

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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 9 to August 3, 2018. We encourage first timers to participate! For the 2018 Season we will offer one week (5 days Mon-Fri) of camp with two four hour sessions per day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The price for the camp is 5 per participant which includes one four hour session per day. 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  http://www.pelagicbeast.com/pelagic-kids-fishing-camp/

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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! Elm Shakespeare invites children ages 7-12 to jump into Shakespeare's magical world at the Elm Shakespeare Players Camp. Space is limited so register today! Southern Connecticut State University - Lyman Center for Performing Arts, 501 Crescent Avenue, New Haven, CT. Sessions run in June, July and August. Open for students 7 - 13. 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   https://www.elmshakespeare.org/players-camp

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- We offer summer STEM camps for ages 5-18! Our Junior STEM camp is offered as half day sessions for ages 5-8. Full day STEM camp 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. Read our summer camp details for forms, camp location, deposit and cancellation policies, and more. We offer Tuition Assistance. Our Summer STEM & Design Camps are held in the New Milford High School library (Find on map). All campers, full day and Junior, share the library space, with our Junior campers located in a quiet spot with plenty of open space. Over the past 15 years, we have 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. Deadline for online registration for all camps: Sunday June 17, 2018 by 11:59 pm. https://www.roboticsandbeyond.org/summer-stem-camp/  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

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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 www.Mitchell.edu/summer-camp for more information. Mitchell College, 437 Pequot Avenue, New London, CT 06320,  860-701-5000

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Minds on Science - Minds On Science is now enrolling for the summer of 2018! This original enrichment science program has served thousands of children in the area since 1995.  We offer hands-on learning and experimenting sure to boost your child’s love of science and invest in their future.  From July 9- July 20, Minds On Science will offer a variety of STEM designed classes expertly crafted for students entering grades 1-6.  All classes are taught by highly experienced and certified teachers eager to spark fun and learning for each child.  The field of science is every growing, we invite your young scientist to join us for new opportunities and experiences!  Learn more at www.mindsonscience.com. (203) 794-4378    

Location: New Milford High School, 388 Danbury Road, New Milford, CT 06776.

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The Writery Ink, LLC - Summer Fiction Writing Institute. Conducted by author Vjange Hazle (The Master’s Daughter & How Beverley Johnson Lost Her Religion). For teens ages14-17: 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 conclusion 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. Can bring a Laptop or tablet. Session 1, June 11-22, 2018; Session 2, June 25-July 6, 2018 (no class July 4th 2018); Session 3, July 9-July 20, 2018; Session 4, August 7-August 18, 2018. Monday-Friday, 10:30am-3:30pm. The Writery Ink, LLC, 836 Park Ave # 24D Wintonbury Mall Bloomfield, CT 06002. (860) 206-9965 or (860) 830-8006.  . http://the-writery-ink.business.site/

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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 25 - July 27, 2018    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Week 1 - June 25 - June 29, Adventure Island   (Treasure Fun). Week 2 - July 2 - July 6, Frozen in July   (“Let It Go”). Week 3 - July 9 - July 13, Miss Spider’s Tea Party (Insects & creatures). Week 4 - July 16 - July 20, Wacky Waters (Water Play). Week 5 - July 23 - July 27, Under the Sea (Underwater life & mermaids)    For more information, contact the director, Patty O’Hanlon, at . Westville Community Nursery School, 3 Tour Avenue, New Haven, CT 06515,
203.387.6660 https://www.wcnsplay2learn.org/

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Westport Arts Center - SUMMER CAMP 2018. 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. https://westportartscenter.org/education/summer-camps/ 
Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880. (203) 226-1806

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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)  www.campargo.com/index.php

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Bridgeport Summer Stage - Bridgeport Summer Stage is a comprehensive immersive theatre experience for young actors going into grades 1-10, supported by a professional creative staff of directors and designers at the University of Bridgeport in downtown Bridgeport, CT. We will mount a full production of a musical, starting with the initial audition and followed by a multi-week rehearsal process, culminating in an exciting performance where family and friends can enjoy your hard work from the audience. No previous experience required! We also offer a few scholarships and sibling discounts. Our staff consists of trained professional educators as well as performers who lead the students in three musicals over the course of the summer. All rehearsals and performances will be at the University of Bridgeport  John J. Cox Student Center, 244 University Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06604. https://sites.google.com/view/bridgeportsummerstage/home   

203-710-5976 - Chelsea Dacey Parent  Liaison / Director

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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 http://www.younghacks.com  YOUNG HACKS LLC
 283 Stone Drive,  Colchester, VT 05446, 802-379-3798. Email https://younghacks.com/contact-us/

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 https://www.craftivatect.com/upcoming-events/ Craftivate, 172 Center St, Wallingford, CT 06492,
(203) 678-4387  Contact: https://www.craftivatect.com/contact-craftivate/

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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. https://www.chelseapiersct.com/summer-camp/full-day-camps/dance-camp/
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. https://www.chelseapiersct.com/summer-camp/intensive-camps/dance-intensive-camp/
Ballet School of Stamford at Chelsea Piers, One Blachley Road Stamford, CT 06902, 203-989-1555.

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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 CT.gov at http://www.ct.gov/ctportal/cwp/view.asp?a=843&q=257266 to find your town's website. Summer youth programs are usually listed under the Parks and Recreation Department, Recreation Department or Events. City of Hartford Youth Programs Brochure Spanish Version

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Special Needs Summer Camps, Programs and Job Opportunities

 

 

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 http://www.ctfsn.org/pages/contact-us.php  More information at http://www.ctfsn.org/#!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. http://www.stamfordjcc.org/daycampsatthej/

 

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. http://lofadaptiveskiers.org/childrens-programs/

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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: https://www.gwct.org/. Email: http://www.gwct.org/contact-us

 

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. http://www.ciboakhill.org/programs/content.asp?SubnavID=40

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Summer Theatre of New CanaanDramaRamas 2018 - 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 2018 season please contact us at:  or call 203-966-4634. http://www.stonc.org/education-programs/dramaramas-2017

Summer 2018 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. https://www.stonc.org/education-programs/junior-company-2018

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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: http://www.camprisingsun.com/

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The Talcott Center for Child Development, LLC - Summer Camp 2018 - 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: http://www.thetalcottcenter.com/group-programs/speciality-camps.html

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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.  Below is the schedule of the camp for 2018: Session 1 : June 25, 2018 – July 20, 2018; Session 2 : July 23, 2018 – August 17, 2018;
 Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm.

To register your child to this program or to further discuss the camp, please contact us at 860-629-8419. http://www.talkandplay.org/speech-pathologist-summer-speech-day-camp

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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: http://www.endhungerct.org/summer-meals/   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.

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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.

 

Cartoon of Campfire Stories

 


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 www.campoakasha.org 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 Association -  The 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. http://www.thesca.org/serve/youth-programs

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.

 

New Haven

[email protected] Program. [email protected] 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.  [email protected] 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 [email protected], 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 http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/CSA/Departments/youth.asp

 

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

 

How to Find Jobs for Kids

 

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Fisheries Seasonal Job Opportunities Spring/Summer/Fall 2013 http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2696&Q=322710&depNav_GID=1630

 

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 http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/businessideas/a/fundsinthesun.htm

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:. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/syelp2015

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

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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Babysitting

Picture of Three Babies Crying

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. http://www.ct.gov/dcf/cwp/view.asp?a=4106&Q=480780

 

You will find this information as well as a babysitting checklist and information about choosing and instructing a babysitter at http://www.babysittingtips.net/babysitting_checklist.html

 

The American Red Cross course is for 11 to 15 year olds 

 

Both Online and Classroom courses are offered. 

 

American Red Cross Emergency Reference Guide

Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Babysitting Guide

http://www.ct.gov/despp/lib/despp/public_information_files/brochures/babysitting_card.pdf 

 

Department of Labor Information for Youths under 18 - http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/gendocs/youth.html

 

Safe Sitter Classes - http://www.safesitter.org/find-a-class.aspx?gclid=COjxlrSWxsMCFaHm7AodB3wAXg

 

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

 

http://urbanext.illinois.edu/babysitting/

 

http://kidshealth.org/teen/school_jobs/jobs/babysit.html

 

Tips and Advice for Families and Caregivers - http://www.babysitters4hire.com/resources/

 

Babysitter Checklist - What Information Should You Leave for Your Babysitter

Babysitter Checklist        Babysitter Checklist

 

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Lawn Care and Yard Work

 

Cartoon Drawing of a Girl Mowing Grass

 

How to Price a Lawn Video

 

How to Mow a Perfect Lawn

 

How to Price Lawn Care Jobs

Lawn Care Business Do's and Don'ts

 

 

Pet Sitting

 

Catroon Drawing of a Boy Walking Many Dogs

 

How to Pet Sit http://www.wikihow.com/Pet-Sit

 

How to Pet Sit a Dog https://www.petsit.com/what-is-a-pet-sitter

 

Start a Pet Sitting Business the Correct Way! https://www.wikihow.com/Start-a-Pet-Sitting-Business

 

Start a Pet Sitting Business  https://www.dog-care-knowledge.com/pet-sitter-business.html

 

Pet Sitting Tips http://lifestyle.iloveindia.com/lounge/how-to-pet-sit-12971.html

 

How Much to Charge for Pet Sitting. http://www.thatmutt.com/2013/03/24/what-to-charge-for-pet-sitting/

 

 

Tutoring

Drawing of a Child Being Tutored by a Student

 

 

Tips for Tuitors

 

Tips for Reading Tutors  http://www2.ed.gov/teachers/how/read/tutors.html

 

A+ Tips for Tutors - http://www.aplustutors.co.uk/tutors/tips.php

 

Tutor Online http://www.e-tutor.com/becoming-a-tutor.php

 

How to Start a Summer Tutoring Business - http://k6educators.about.com/od/professionaldevelopment/a/tutoring1.htm

 

Tutor Seniors in Social Media - http://www.wikihow.com/Teach-Facebook-to-Seniors

 

5 Benefits of Social Media for Seniors - http://seniorcarecorner.com/5-benefits-of-social-media-for-seniors

 

Help Seniors use the Internet - http://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/teaching-your-parents-how-to-internet-the-basics/

 

Lifeguard

Picture of a Lifeguard Chair at the Beach

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training  - 15 year olds and up

 

11 - 15 Years old and too young to be a lifeguard but want to get ready - GuardStart  is for you.

 

Lifeguard Jos in Connecticut

 

Junior Lifesaving Classes

 

 

Vehicle Wash

Cartoon Drawing of A Youth Washing a Car

 

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.

 

Starting a Summer Car Wash Business

 

Kids' Car Wash Jobs - Tips for Parents

 

Deliveries

 

Drawing of a Boy making Deliveries on a Bike

 

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.

 

How to Start a Delivery Service - http://money.howstuffworks.com/how-to-start-delivery-service.htm

 

How to start a Small Delivery Service - http://smallbusiness.chron.com/start-small-delivery-business-770.html

 

Lemonade Stand

 

Cartoon Drawing of a Man at a Kid'sw Lemonade Stand

 

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:

 

10 Tips for a Successful Lemonade Stand

 

20 Tips and Tricks to the Most Successful Lemonade Stand

 

25 Tips for Hosting a Lemonade Stand

10 Tips for a Successful Lemonade Stand

 

Lemonade Stand Tips

 

How to Run a Lemonade Stand

Make Your Kid's Stand the Best

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How Parents Can Help - Tips for Parents.

 

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.

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Volunteering

 

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.

 

VolunteerMatch.org - Volunteer opportunity search organization's Connecticut page.

 

Volunteen Nation -  Volunteer opportunity search site for teens.

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. http://www.connecticutchildrens.org/support-us/volunteer/opportunities-and-benefits/

 

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.

http://www.stfranciscare.org/Patients_and_Families/Ways_to_Give/Volunteering/Becoming_a_Junior_Volunteer.aspx

 

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. http://www.harthosp.org/Careers/Volunteer/Requirements/default.aspx

 

Application information at http://www.harthosp.org/Careers/Volunteer/Application/default.aspx

 

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.

 

https://hartfordhealthcare.org/health-professionals/for-job-seekers/volunteer

 

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.

 

Download Junior Volunteer Application

 

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
860.585.3338, E-mail:

 

Additional Hospital Volunteer Programs

 

http://www.danburyhospital.org/en/Our-Services/Patient-and-Community-Services/Volunteer-Services/About-Us

 

http://www.milfordhospital.com/volunteering/services/

 

http://www.greenhosp.org/volunteers/become-a-volunteer

 

http://middlesexhospital.org/middlesex-and-the-community/volunteer-opportunities/junior-volunteers

 

http://www.griffinhealth.org/About-Us/Careers-Volunteers/Volunteer.aspx

 

http://www.connecticut.va.gov/giving/index.asp

 

 

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Summer Fun

Cartoon of a Mother and Kids in a Pool

 

 

Summer Tips for Parents of Teens

 

25 Fun and Cheap Summer Activities for Families

Beating Summer Boredom - 116 things to do

 

Connecticut State Swimming Area Water Quality Report

 

No Child Left Inside - Department of Environmental Protection Kids Program

 

Connecticut Tourism

 

Girls and Boys Clubs of America

 

Connecticut Museum Quest - Reviews of Connecticut Museums, Trails and More. A great resource!

 

Want to find a great swimming hole? There is a website that helps you find one - http://www.swimmingholes.org/  Always swim safely!!

 

Bold Earth Teen Adventures - http://boldearth.com/?gclid=CNXHuMj5y7wCFRRo7AodKBsALg

 

Teen Summer Community Service Programs https://visionsserviceadventures.com/

 

  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. http://www.ctmuseumquest.com/?page_id=23    

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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!

Festival Grounds

June

Barnum Festival May - July , Bridgeport, CT

Monroe Congregational Church Strawberry Festival June 16 and 17, 2018 Monroe CT    
Willimantic’s Third Thursday Street Fest  Every third Thursday from May to September 2018 
New Horizons Village Strawberry Festival Unionville  June 9, 2018
Sea Music Festival June 7-10, 2018, Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT
The International Festival of Arts & Ideas  June 9-23, 2018, New Haven, CT

The Orange Strawberry Festival June 9, 2018, Orange , CT (Orange is the town, the strawberries are red)
Lyman Orchard's Strawberry Fest  Saturday June 16, 2018 Middletown, CT

Naugatuck River Duck Race Festival  June 3,  2018

Branford Festival  June 15 - 17, 2018

South Windsor Strawberry Festival  Saturday June 9, 2018

Seymour Founders' Day June 3, 2018 (rain date June 10)

Hartford Latino Fest, 6/23/2018, 155 Wyllys Street,  Hartford, CT

Strawberry Park Bluegrass Festival  May 31 - June  3, 2018, Preston CT

Cheshire Strawberry Festival and Craft Fair June 9, 2018 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Essex Summer Arts Festival, Saturday and Sunday, June 16 and 17, 2018. Essex Town Green

Connecticut Irish Festival - Saturday and Sunday, June 23 and 24, 2018, North Haven Fair Grounds

July

Midsummer Festival Old Lyme July 28, 2018
Newington’s Extravaganza  Saturday 21, 2018  Newington CT
Sailfest  July 13 to July 15, 2018 New London, CT

Riverfront Food Truck Festival  July 12 - 14, 2018, Mortensen Riverfront Plaza

August

Milford Oyster Festival  Saturday August 18, 2018 in Downtown Milford, CT 10am-6pm
Italian Festival, Holy Rosary Church  Ansonia CT 8/10 - 8/12 2018, 5 -10 PM
Plainville Fire Company Hot Air Balloon Festival 8/24 to 8/26, 2018 Norton Park
Riverfront Dragon Boat and Asian Festival  August 18, 2018 | 8 am to 4 pm, Mortensen Riverfront Plaza

Shoreline Jewish Festival - August 5, 2018, Guilford Green

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Safety

Drawing of a Mother Putting on a Child's Seat Belt

 

 

Safe Bicycle Riding - Connecticut State Police Tips Sheet

 

NHTSA Bicycle Safety

 

Bicycle Helmet Safety

  

Fire Safety for Kids

 

Playground and Pool Safety

Water Safety for Kids

 

Boating Safety

 

Work Safety for Young Workers - OSHA

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [email protected] Talking Safety

 

Summer Safety Tips for Parents    Summer Safety Tips for Parents   Summer Safety Tips for Parents

The Ultimate Guide to Baby and Childproofing your Home

 

Common Sense Summer Travel Tips

 

American Academy of Pediatrics Travel Tips for Parents  - a comprehensive guide.

 

Ten Safety Tips for Traveling with children. 

Safety Cartoons and Games for Kids

Kid Power Safety Coloring Books

 

Summer Reading

 

Earn a Free Book - Barnes and Noble Summer Reading

 

Teen Beach Reads

 

Summer Reading Tips http://www.jeassociates.com/eap/sumread.htm

 

Summer Reading Tips from Librarians

 

Collaborative Summer Library Program

 

Summer Reading Lists K - 12

 

12 Summer Reading Lists

 

CT Reads - Governor's Summer Reading Challenge

 

20 Ways Parents can Encourage Reading

Connecticut State Library suggested Summer reading lists

 

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 http://ctkidsandfamily.com/  OR MyConnecticutKids.com

 

A Guide to The Guides

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.

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