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TOWN: New Canaan


AGES: 4-12yrs

DESCRIPTION: Silvermine Summer Art Studios offers children the opportunity to experience the arts, to have fun creating while challenging their imaginations and to meet friends. Students learn and experience creativity in the professional and nurturing environment. Young artists will explore creative processes, techniques and materials with the guidance of trained artists. Your child is invited to join us for one or more weeks of ART!

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AGES: 12-17yrs

DESCRIPTION: Summer Teen Art Academy at Silvermine will inspire young artists with challenging, fun and unique opportunities for creative expression. Led by professional teaching artists, and featuring structured learning in a safe and supportive environment, Silvermine summer programs in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography and jewelry are your young artist’s pathway to new artistic adventures.

WEBSITE: Click Here

* Please check links for a complete list of Summer 2018 Art Studio Workshops towards the end of March. If you have any questions, please contact the school office at 203.966.6668, Ext. 2.

TOWN: New Canaan @ St. Luke’s School

DATES: June – August

AGES: Rising 5 – 12th Graders

DESCRIPTION: Coding is  quickly becoming the  universal language of the  future. It opens your mind to  new ways of thinking that can  be applied across every facet  of your life. At Codebug students will learn to code in an inspiring and invigorating environment while using the same programming  languages and practices used  by Silicon Valley pros. These courses will be taught by two professional software engineers (Sarah: Software Engineer, former High School Math Teacher, and NCHS alum & McArthur: Director of Engineering at AI startup and seasoned Software Engineer). Codebug offerings this summer include multiple 2-week (half-day) sessions as well as a 1-week (full-day) session teaching middle and high school students to code!

Codebug welcomes students at all experience levels! Whether your child has never written a line of code or has taught themselves to build a website, they will get the attention they need to to push themselves while having a great time. Codebug would especially like to encourage girls to take advantage of this opportunity!


CONTACT: Sarah Betack | [email protected]

WEBSITE: Click Here

TOWN: New Canaan

DATES: June 24th-July 26th

AGES: K-4th Grades

DESCRIPTION: Weekly musical performance put-on-a-show camps. Students rehearse and perform the selected musical show – learning the songs, staging, choreography and present a produced/costumed performance to family and friends in the Conservatory Theatre on their final day.  Camp classes are grouped appropriately by age to help ensure active participation, confidence building and skill learning so that each child will have an enjoyable performance experience.


Wizard of Oz  June 24-28 | Grades K-1st, 9-10:30am | Grades 2nd-4th, 10:45-12:15

Mary Poppins  July 8-12 | Grades 2nd-4th, 9-10:30am | Grades K-1st, 10:45-12:15

MOANA July 15-19 | Grades K-1st, 9-10:30am | Grades 2nd-4th, 10:45-12:15

Alice in Wonderland  July 22-26 | Grades 2nd-4th, 9-10:30am | Grades K-1st, 10:45-12:15


CONTACT: [email protected] or 203.966.6177

WEBSITE: Click Here

TOWN: New Canaan

DATES: Week 1: June 10th-14th, 10am-1pm | Week 2: June 17th-21st, 3-6pm | Week 3: July 8th-12th, 10am-1pm

The pricing will be $395 a week for all age groups, this price includes everything.

AGES: 10+

DESCRIPTION: We’re cooking up delicious eats and sweets all summer long at our Culinary Works Cooking Camp, with Julia’s daughter and assistant, Chef Brooke. Each class will focus on a different fun theme in which a variety of skill sets will be taught. Budding chefs will make recipes that are sure to please. From homemade mac and cheese to skillet chicken, cupcakes to brownies, this class is open to students of all levels of experience. In addition to kitchen fundamentals like basic knife skills, how to follow recipes, measuring, mixing, and kitchen safety, kids will learn how to use an assortment of traditional kitchen tools to cook easy, delicious recipes. The week is capped off with a competitive team trip to the grocery store with a given budget to create their best dish back at the showroom. Each team will have their skills put to the test while they get to show off all they have learned. Each chef will receive their own apron to keep at the end of their session. Additionally, there will be a photo portfolio from the week which will also include a digital recipe booklet.

Week One
• Monday: American Classics
• Tuesday: Pizza Party
• Wednesday: Asian Delight
• Thursday: Backyard Barbecue
• Friday: Competition Day  

Week Two
• Monday: Summer Feast
• Tuesday: South of the Border Cuisine
• Wednesday: Dad’s favorites
• Thursday: A Taste of Italy
• Friday: Competition Day

Week Three
• Monday: Taste of Italy
• Tuesday: Taco Tuesday
• Wednesday: Mindful Eating
• Thursday: July Fourth Classics
• Friday: Competition Day


CONTACT: [email protected]

WEBSITE: Click Here

TOWN: New Canaan

DATES: June 8th-July 26th

AGES: 5th-12th Grade

DESCRIPTION: The Summer Theatre of New Canaan, Connecticut’s premier professional summer theatre offers three separate performance camp programs for middle school students, for high school Students and for students with special needs.
The Jr Company (Middle School) three week afternoon program will present PIPPIN on the theatre’s main stage July 25,26. The High School (intensive) a two week workshop and master classes program teaches multiple acting and performance skills.
DramaRamas program for children with special needs features the children in leading roles assisted as needed by personal acting one on one mentors. All programs taught by professional performers.

For more information on the below programs, please visit the theatre’s website, click HERE


Junior Company: Entering 5th-9th grades | July 8-26 afternoons

High School Theatre Intensive: Entering 10th-12th grades | July 15-26 | 10am-4pm

DramaRamas: Ages 8-18, with special needs | June 8-July 2 (90 minute weekend morning sessions) Invited public performance July 2 at 4pm.


CONTACT: [email protected] or 203.966.4634

WEBSITE: Click Here

Junior Company:

High School Theatre Intensive:


TOWN: New Canaan

DATES: June 24th – July 19th

AGES: PreK – High School

DESCRIPTION: Once again New Canaan Summer Enrichment is offering a full slate of summer camps for a total summer experience! We are proud to offer camps in the areas of language arts, science and math, and the fine arts, all open to a wide variety of ages. We also offer an academic makeup program for high school students seeking to earn credits over the summer.

We encourage registration by May 1st, 2018 as class sizes are limited and filled on a first come, first serve basis. Open course registration, if space is available, will take place at East School beginning the week of June 24th, 2019. The Summer Enrichment office officially opens after the school year has concluded.


CONTACT: [email protected] or 203.594.4669

WEBSITE: Click Here

TOWN: New Canaan


Disney Camp: June 24-28 | Entering Grades PreK-2nd (10:30-12:30pm) | Entering Grades 1-3rd (1-3:30pm)

Trolls Camp: July 1-5 | Entering Grades PreK-2nd (10:30-12:30pm)

The Addams Family: July 8-19 | Entering Grades 3-8th (10:30-2:15pm)

Kidz Bop Camp: July 8-12 | Entering Grades 3-5th (3:00-5:00pm)

Mamma Mia!: July 15-27 | Entering Grades 8-12th (3:00-7:00pm)

Studio Star is Born: July 22-26 | Entering Grades 4-8th (10:30-2:15pm)

Broadway Bound Camp: July 29-Aug 2 | Entering Grades PreK-2nd (10:30-12:30pm) | Entering Grades 1-3rd (1-3:00pm)

Broadway Audition Prep: July 29-Aug 2 | Entering Grades 5-12th (3:00-5:00pm)

Mary Poppins Returns: Aug 5-9 | Entering Grades PreK-1st (10:30-12:30pm) | Entering Grades 2-4th (1-3:30pm)

Studio Star is Born: Aug 5-9 | Entering Grades 4-8th (3:00-7:00pm)

Private Lessons: Voice, Acting, Dance, Piano, Guitar

CONTACT: Lorah Haskins [email protected] or 203.966.7056

WEBSITE: Click Here

TOWN: Darien

Session 1, 
4/5 Year Olds: June 24th – June 28th, 12:30 – 2:30pm / COST: $350/camper* (Minimum: 10 campers)
Session 2, 6/7 Year Olds: July 8th – July 12th, 12:30 – 3:30pm / COST: $525/camper* (Minimum: 15 campers)
Session 3, 8/9 Year Olds: July 22nd – July 26th, 12:30 – 3:30pm / COST: $525/camper* (Minimum: 15 campers)

AGES: 4-9yrs

DESCRIPTION: Dance, Play, Repeat! Join the staff of DL Studio from June 24th through July 30th for a series of Summer Camp Sessions and Dance Intensives. DL Dance camp will teach campers a fun hip hop routine that they will perform for parents at the end of their camp session. Each day will consist of dance, games, snack, and an art and craft.


CONTACT: [email protected]

WEBSITE: Click Here

TOWN: Darien

DATES: June-August

AGES: 3yrs-6th Grade


Art, Dance, Music, Theater, Martial Arts, and MORE


CONTACT: [email protected] or 203.655.8683

WEBSITE: Click Here

TOWN: Darien

DATES | TIME: Session 1: June 24-28, Session 2: July 1-12 (closed July 4), Session 3: July 15-26, Session 4: July 29-August 9 | M-F: 8:30 am -1:00 pm

5-12 yrs (must have completed Kindergarten; no exceptions)

DESCRIPTION: The Darien YMCA is once again offering its dynamic gymnastics camp this summer for girls of all gymnastics abilities. Gymnastics camp provides campers with a combination of gymnastics training and traditional day camp experiences. Girls will train in the Y’s 11,000 square foot gymnastics center learning a variety of gymnastics skills and techniques including movement, coordination, balance, strength, and flexibility. Campers will have the opportunity to experience all that a traditional summer camp has to offer including, arts and crafts, making new friends, and playing games. Registration for the 2018 camp season is underway online on the Darien YMCA website or in person. Gymnastics camp runs from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm daily with a break for arts and crafts and lunch. Participants are encouraged to sign up for our Afternoon Navigators program giving campers a full day camp experience. Four two-week sessions of camp are offered. Parents have the option of registering for one or all four sessions.

Mini Camp 1*
:  June 17 – June 21 *will be based on the Darien Public School Schedule
Mini Camp 2:  August 12 – August 16 (All camps)

Click HERE to find out more information about Mini Camps!


CONTACT: Nicole Kapitan, Gymnastics Camp Director at 203-655-8228 ext. 1355 or [email protected].


TOWN: Darien based, but camp is at Fodor Farm in Norwalk

DATES:  Session 1: June 24-28 | Session 2: July 1-5 (no camp on July 4) | Session 3: July 8-12 | Session 4: July 15-19 | Session 5: July 22-26

TIME: 9:30-12:30 plus you may add baking club on specified dates from 12:30-2:00pm

AGES: 5-11

DESCRIPTION: Children ages 5-11 yrs. will learn how a garden grows, practice beginning cooking skills, yoga and crafts. We share ideas about where food comes from and how to bring it to the table by digging in the garden and connecting to nature. We will interact together and share project based learning in the kitchen and in the garden. Together we continue to create connections to our healthy bodies and develop creativity.


CONTACT: [email protected]

WEBSITE: Click Here

TOWN: Darien

DATES: June 24-July26

AGES: 3-18yrs

DESCRIPTIONS: Darien Summer School offers exciting opportunities for children ages 3-18 to explore, learn, and grow this summer! Participants can choose from a wide range of classes including academics (reading, writing, math, and science) to enrichment (technology, art, sports, music, cooking, film, and theater) and transition programs (Intro to Kindergarten, Middle School, High School, and College). One, two, and five week options are offered. No classes will be held on 7/4/2019. Open to residents and non-residents.


CONTACT: [email protected] or 203.655.3981 x 2496

WEBSITE: Click Here

TOWN: Rowayton

CAMP DATES: June 24-August 30 (No Class July 1-5)

ART & MUSIC: 18mos-4yrs, M-F: 9:15-11:15am

DESCRIPTION: Children will enjoy art while learning to interact with peers, and sharing and building social skills.  Children learn through a process-focused curriculum, where art is instructed through experience, and through an exploration of techniques, tools and materials based in a multi-media art curriculum. Children will also explore the richness of music and reading. Class length is 2 hours. This is a drop off class. Students may register for more than one Green Moon class per session.  Each class is $60 and students must register for an entire session.

PICASSO’S LUNCH BUNCH: 18mos-4yrs, M-F: 11:30-12:15pm

DESCRIPTION: Children will engage in multimedia arts with time to enjoy a nut-free meal with friends (children will bring their own lunch).  Eating with friends is an invaluable opportunity to broaden experiences with peers. Class length is 1 hour. Students must register for an entire session.

FRIEND & ME: Walkers, TU/W: 4-4:45pm

DESCRIPTION: A special class for caregivers and students – During these introductory classes, instructors encourage children to select and use a limited range of familiar materials, such as brushes, crayons and paper, and a range of new materials, such as liquid water colors, power paint and droppers, with instructor and Friend encouragement. Caregivers must stay with students. Students must register for an entire session.


DESCRIPTION: Green Moon Art Playgroups embraces a unique early childhood education philosophy — learning through art — an at home program for children ages 18 months through 4 years. Our curriculum of process art is designed and influenced by esteemed process-oriented teaching philosophies. Essentially, the means are more important than the ends.

DROP-IN WORKSHOP: Fridays 4-5pm


CONTACT: [email protected] or 203.354.4468

WEBSITE: Click Here

TOWN: Rowayton

2019 SUMMER CAMPS: We offer summer camps for children ages 6-15. 2019 summer camps will run June 24 – July 5. There will not be camp on July 4.

THE GROUNDLINGS: June 24 – June 28 | Ages 6-8 | 9am-12pm | Cost $275

THE FIRST FOLIO PLAYERS: June 24 – June 28 | Ages 9-11 | 1pm-5:30pm | Cost $525

TWELFTH NIGHT JR: June 24 – July 5 (Saturday June 29th will be a half day; no camp Sunday June 30 or on July 4) | Ages 12-15 | Times 11:30am-5:30pm June 24, 25, 26, 27, 28; 11am-3pm on June 29; 11am-6:30pm July 1,2,3; 11am-1pm with 2pm performance on July 5 | Cost $950

PLEASE NOTE: Because of the holiday we may offer alternate dates for the camp which would be Sunday, June 23rd-Wednesday, July 3. Camp would meet every day from 11am-6:30pm.

Run in partnership with the Darien Arts Center, Twelfth Night Jr. Register for this camp through the Darien Arts Center:

CONTACT: Nick Urda at [email protected]

WEBSITE: Click Here

TOWN: Stamford (9 Hyde St)


June 10th-14th 4-5:30pm | July 8th-12th 2-3:30pm | August 12th-16th 10:30am-12pm

AGES: 4+yrs

DESCRIPTION: Introduction to Irish Dance. This one-week Irish Dance intensive is tons of fun for children ages 4 and older! Dancers will learn all of the basics of Irish Dancing and put on a small show for their parents at the end of the week. Taught by professional Irish Dancers formerly of “Riverdance on Broadway” and “Lord of the Dance”, children will receive top notch training in a nurturing and fun environment. This is a great way for children to try out Irish Dancing and see if they like it!

Take advantage of our early bird special! Register for the camp by April 1st and receive our St. Patrick’s Day discount price of $80 for a week. After April 1st, the cost is $130/ week 


CONTACT: [email protected] or 203.316.8337

WEBSITE: Click Here


TOWN: Whitby School, 969 Lake Ave in Greenwich


Early Childhood Program 18mo – 5yrs: Sessions run weeks of June 24, July 1 (short week), July 8, and July 15. Programs are designed for children 18 months through 5 years. Half day session runs 9:00am-11:45 am

Enrichment Program 6-11yrs: This is not the average run-of-the-mill summer program that uses high school students as instructors and counselors. At Whitby, children ages 6-11 will spend the summer with professional and experienced instructors including high school coaches, former world champions and a Chess GrandMaster. One week sessions run June 24, July 1, July 8, and July 15. Programs are designed for children 6-11 years old. Children will be divided into groups with age-like peers (6-8 years, and 9-11 years)

Half day session: 9:00 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. or 12:15 – 3pm.

Full day session: 9:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

WEBSITE: Click Here




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