Summer Camp & Activities Guide 2021 | New Canaan & Darien Moms

Time for Summer Activities Registration!

Before you know it, summer fun will be gearing up around town. Register for sports, dance, swimming, rowing, nature programs and more!

CAMP PLAYLAND
TOWN: New Canaan
DATES: June 28 – August 13
AGES: 3-14

DOOR-TO-DOOR TRANSPORTATION & LUNCH PROVIDED
“The day camp with the away camp atmosphere,” featuring 3 heated swimming pools, sports, arts, go-karts, ropes courses, archery and more! Since 1957, for three generations, the Bloom family has been dedicated to excellence in day camping. Providing every child with a safe, warm, nurturing, fun and instructional summer has always been their mission. Playland is an all-around day camp with a mature staff on a beautiful 18-acre campus in New Canaan.

REGISTRATION DATE: Registration is ongoing. Limited availability.
CONTACT: steve@campplayland.com or (203) 966-2937
WEBSITE: Click HERE

CARDINAL SOCCER CAMPS
TOWNS: Greenwich & White Plains, NY
DATES: Weekly sessions June 28 – Aug 27
AGES: 3 – 18

Celebrating the 18th year, Cardinal Soccer Camps offers 9 weeks of FULL AND HALF DAY CAMPS for boys and girls. The camp boasts an experienced staff of professional coaches who coach in local college, high school and club programs. Players are taught with a curriculum focused on individual skill development and challenged with fun daily competitions. At the end of each day, players enjoy full field games and tournaments. Cardinal also offers specialty camps for goalkeepers, strikers and those preparing for High School.

One of the only State Licensed Soccer Camps, Cardinal gives parents peace of mind knowing the programs are approved and regulated by the Office for Early Childhood. Cardinal Soccer Camps follow all state regulations and protocols for preventing the transmission of COVID19.

Register by 3/15 & Save 10%. Discounts available for siblings/multiple weeks!
CONTACT: info@cardinalsoccercamps.com FOLLOW: Instagram

CHELSEA PIERS
DATES: 1 – 11 week sessions, June 14 – August 27
AGES: 3 – 17

Chelsea Piers Summer Camp in Stamford, CT is back and better than ever for 2021. With new offerings, camps for preschoolers up to collegiate training in hockey, gymnastics, tennis, ninja, lacrosse, soccer, squash, volleyball and more, Chelsea Piers has programs for everyone in the family to pursue their passions and fuel their athletic potential. Featuring favorite activities like swimming, water slides, skating and rock climbing, there is never a fear of a rain out, sunburn or heat exhaustion in their weatherproof, state-of-the-art and climate-controlled facility. Committed to providing a safe place for kids to socialize, stay active and release some of the stress that the pandemic has brought into their lives, Chelsea Piers has upgraded their air filtration systems, and implemented enhanced safety and cleaning protocols following all state guidelines. Not sure of your schedule? They have a flexible, worry- free enrollment.

WEBSITE: For more information, click HERE

CODEBUG
LOCATION: Virtual via Zoom
DATES: One-week sessions from July 12 – July 30
AGES: Rising 7th – 12th graders

Take your web development skills to the next level by taking a Codebug course! We teach the fundamentals of computer science and entrepreneurship in an interactive, collaborative environment. Our project-based approach teaches you how to design and build websites using the same coding languages implemented by professional software engineers (we know this because we are professional software engineers)!

CONTACT: info@codebug.us or WEBSITE​ 

DANCE ON THE DL
Let the good times roll with the DL Staff! DL Summer Camp turns the fun volume all the way up at their state of the art dance studio in Darien. With days filled with dancing, crafts, indoor and outdoor games, smiles and lots of laughs, campers can’t get enough! Themed weeks provide endless imagination and fun as campers learn new moves, make friends, and soak up summer fun.

NEW ONE WEEK SESSIONS NOW AVAILABLE!!
June 14 – 17 (Monday – Thursday): Afternoon Session: 12:30 – 2:30pm AGES​: Pre-K
June 21 – 24 (Monday – Thursday): Morning Session: 9:30 – 11:30am AGES​: 4-6 years old 
June 28 – July 1 (Monday – Thursday): Morning Session: 10am – 12pm AGES​: 4-6 years old 
July 6 – July 9 (Tuesday – Friday): Morning Session: 10am – 12pm AGES​: 4-6 years old // Afternoon Session: 1 – 4pm AGES​: 7 and up
July 12 – July 15 (Monday – Thursday): Morning Session: 9:30am – 12:30pm AGES​: 7 and older

Snack will be provided each day at camp. If you prefer, you can have your child bring their own snack. No nut or nut products allowed.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN. Space is limited so don’t wait to sign up!
CONTACT: info@danceonthedl.com, 203-202-9764 or WEBSITE​ 
LOCATION: ​DL Studio I 25 Old Kings Highway North, Darien, CT 06820


DANCE ON THE DL: Music Video Summer Camp Darien 
Have you ever watched a music video and wondered “how do they do that?” or pretended to be the artist singing into your hairbrush and acting out every single movement? Us too! This summer the DL Staff and some very special guest instructors will be giving YOU the chance to star in an original music video production. Camp will include lessons in video production, on-camera technique, intention behind movement, choreography, creative visualization and more! This camp is open to girls and boys ages 8 and up. An audition will take place on Saturday, April 24 from 12:45 – 4pm at DL Studio.* Registration is required to audition. Click here to register and for more audition details. Upon registration each participant will be emailed a “Get to know you” which will be due back to DL Studio prior to auditions Camp culminates with an on-location music video shoot where campers will bring all their new skills to life! 
DATES | TIMES: July 12 – 23 (Monday – Friday) 1 – 4pm

AGES​: 8 and older, Boys & Girls
AUDITION: April 24th from 12:45 – 4pm
Please stay entire length of audition. Min. 2 years dance experience required. *There will be two audition sessions separated by age group. Please note late arrivals will not be accepted. 12:45 – 2:15PM: Ages 8 – 10 (12:45 – 1pm: Registration / 1 – 2:15pm: Audition ) 2:30 – 4PM: Ages 11+ (2:30 – 2:45pm: Registration / 2:45 – 4pm: Audition)*

FOR FULL DETAILS, CLICK HERE.
Camp culminates with an on-location music video shoot where campers will bring all their new skills to life.

CONTACT: info@danceonthedl.com, 203-202-9764 or WEBSITE​ 
LOCATION: ​DL Studio I 25 Old Kings Highway North, Darien, CT 06820


DANCE ON THE DL: Breakdancing Camp 

Campers will be introduced to breakdancing basics including: Top Rocks, Freezes, Power Moves, Footwork and Basic Vocabulary. No experience necessary. Camp will be taught progressively with all lessons building to the FINAL CAMP DAY BATTLE, where campers will showcase everything they learned. Instructor: Freddy “Frenzy” Munoz.

Camp Session 1: June 28th – July 2nd / Ages 10+ / 1 – 3pm
Camp Session 2: July 19th – July 23rd / Ages 7 – 9 / 10 – 12pm
Note: This camp requires a minimum of 5 participants to run.

 

CONTACT: info@danceonthedl.com, 203-202-9764 or WEBSITE​ 
LOCATION: ​DL Studio I 25 Old Kings Highway North, Darien, CT 06820

DARIEN YMCA
The Darien YMCA summer camps offer 4 program types to choose from: Preschool Camp, School Age Camp, Gymnastics Camp and Camps for children with Special needs. Give your children a chance to UNPLUG and have some fun this summer with activities like sailing, canoeing, arts and crafts, gymnastics, swimming and more!

Summer Sessions Start in June.  
Check out the Summer Camp Brochure HERE.

GREENS FARMS SUMMER ACADEMY
Town: 
Westport
Dates: June 14 – July 30
Ages: 9-18

Greens Farms Academy offers Online Summer Academy courses for credit and skills enrichment for students entering grades 4 through 12.  In addition, our campus is hosting Summer Sports programs for local lacrosse and tennis organizations. More information and registration links are on our website.

Contact: Email summerprograms@gfacademy.org | (203) 256-0717
Website: Click HERE
Location: 35 Beachside Ave, Westport

HARNEY PENDER KEADY
Get your kids out of the house and moving again with Irish Dance!
Workshops start in June.

Harney Pender Keady’s Intro to Irish Dance summer workshops are the perfect way to try Irish dance and discover the joy and fun of this unique and athletic dance form! Strict Covid protocols in place since June have kept us operating safely throughout the pandemic!  Workshops will be offered in June, July and August. Let’s get back to dance again, Irish roots not required

Please email info@penderkeady.com for details!

HIGH RISE SUMMER CAMP
High Rise Summer Camp is back for its 10th season of summer camp! Camp will be held at Eagle Hill School Greenwich (OUTDOORS & INDOORS) & at High Rise Headquarters Stamford with LIMITED CAPACITY! Both locations will be enforcing strict protocols including required masks, temperature checks, screening, sanitization times, and capacity limits. With safety measures in place, they are excited to invite you to another summer of skills, drills, competitions, and games for Boys & Girls 8-14, July 5 – August 20. Go to www.highrisebasketball.com for more information and to register.

HOLIDAY HILL DAY CAMP
Town
: Prospect, CT 
Dates: June 21 – August 20  (1 to 9-week sessions)
Transportation is provided!! Over 50 bus stops in 35 towns.
TIMES: 9am-3:30pm Mon. – Fri. (8-9am before care; 4pm-4:30pm after care.) 
Ages: 3-13 for Day Camp, PreKamp half day program for 3-5, and 14-15 for CIT (Counselor in Training) Program
Cost: $525 per week, early bird and sibling discounts apply.
Breakfast and Lunch are provided! We accommodate all dietary restrictions.

Get ready for the Ultimate Camp Experience at HHDC! The activities and staff make us the choice for kids who want the BEST summer ever. Activities include: Swimming, Water Activities, Cooking, American Ninja Warrior Course, Archery, Nature, Arts and Crafts, Boating, Fishing, Woodworking, Maker Space Cabin, Yoga and High Ropes Course. HHDC provides nutritious meals to suit every camper’s needs. Fully accredited by American Camping Association (ACA). We are committed to program quality and adherence to high health and safety standards. (No observed holidays this season.)

Contact: Email Michael at director@holidayhilldaycamp.com | (203) 387-2267
Website: Click Here // Location43 Candee Rd, Prospect, CT

MAKE MODERN
Join us this summer for our week-long crafting or machine sewing camps. A different theme with unique projects will be offered each week. Camps run from June – August for half day sessions that include the highest quality materials.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN ONLINE 
WEBSITE: www.make-modern.com
LOCATION:  1985 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT
CONTACT: gwen@make-modern.com or 203-655-1985

MARITIME ROWING CLUB

Learn to Row at Maritime Rowing Club in Norwalk! 
DATES: June 1 – August 20
AGES: Elementary, Middle School and High School

Weekday sessions: 9-11am or 3-5pm

Choose from Six Sessions that start 6/1 and run through 8/20.
Weekend sessions: 9:30am-11am or 11am-12:30pm
June Session: June 12/13, 19/20, 26/27
July Session: July 10/11, 17/18, 24/25
August Session: July 31/August 1, 7/8, 14/15

No experience necessary, all skills levels are welcome! Sessions are outdoors, group size is limited, and all participants learn to row in single-person boats. Emphasis is on water safety and rowing basics both on and off the water while improving strength, fitness, flexibility, mental toughness, and discipline.
Make new friends, enjoy being outdoors, and be part of a great team!

LOCATION:  3 Jennings Place, Norwalk
CONTACT: info@maritimerowing.com or 203-854-5492
WEBSITE: www.maritimerowing.com

MUSIC TOGETHER
DATES: June 28 – August 22; no class on Sunday, July 4th
AGES: Birth through 8

Music Together offers fun, engaging and educational music and movement classes for ages 0 – 8 ! Share the “Joy of Family Music” in a Music Together Outdoor, Indoor, Online or Backyard/ Pod class available 7 days a week.
Class types include: 
Musical Parenting for Babies – ages 0 – 8 months // Mixed Ages – 0 – 5 yrs
Rhythm Kids Drum Dance and Sing – Ages 4 – 8 //  Canta Y Baila Conmigo – Spanish language and music immersion for ages 0 -5

Flexible schedule offerings available during 6 week or 3 week mini semesters. All families receive UNLIMITED ONLINE CLASSES upon registration; attend once a week or every day for the price of one class! Siblings attend free of charge when registered for any online class. Refer a friend who registers, and you and your friend save $20 on registration fee !

NEW CANAAN YMCA
Session Dates: June 21 – August 13; register today!

New Canaan YMCA Summer Camps offer a variety of experiences for children of all ages and abilities, with each camp offering safe and supervised fun provided by a caring, responsible staff. Each child gains something different at our camps: making new friends, learning how to swim, self-confidence, independence, and leadership—skills that last far beyond the summer. Check out the New Canaan YMCA’s summer camp brochure HERE.

Camp Mini: Ages 3-5 (Pre-K)* Where little kids make big memories
Camp Y-Ki: Completed Grades K-5* An exciting outdoor camp experience.
NEW! Sports Camp: Grades 3-8* Blending athletics and wellness together
YSN Camp Jam Teen & Young Adult Camp: Ages 13+ Traditional summer camp experience, and a specialized camp program, for teens & young adults.
*For Special Cares support, contact Carolynn Kaufman at 203-920-1656 or ckaufman@newcanaanymca.org. (Ages 3-14 on first-come, first-served basis.) 

Additional programs: Leaders-In-Training: Completed Grades 6 & 7; Counselors-In-Training: Ages 14-15; Synchronized Swimming: Ages 6-12.
CONTACT: 203-966-4528 or WEBSITE

NEW CANAAN NATURE CENTER
DAY CAMP: June 1 – August 13 (Ages 3-5 years – half day programs; Ages 4 – 10 years – full day programs)
ADVENTURE CAMP: June 21 – August 6 (Ages 11-13)

We are excited to introduce a Sustainable STEAM program this summer.
Come and explore what you can do to help the environment thrive as we build our Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) skills. Children will be meeting daily with our Handwork Specialist to complete projects such as sewing, carving, knitting, felting, natural dying and much much more.
We are excited to offer engineering and land stewardship projects for the full day classes!

REGISTER: camp@newcanaannature.org / (203)966-9577 ex. 1041
WEBSITE: newcanaannature.org

NEW CANAAN RACQUET CLUB

DATES: One-week sessions beginning June 21 and ending August 20
TIME: 8:30 – 11:30am AGES: 6-14
{Sign up options: $500.00 per week or $150.00 per day}

Don’t miss out on the newest, most comprehensive sports experience of the summer for your children. The NC/RC offers a premier program bringing the best racquets, fitness and instruction in Fairfield County. Regardless of experience, we have fun, engaging programs catered for all levels. Tennis and fitness program is for players ages 6 – 14 who play with red, orange, green and yellow balls. Players divided into groups based on their age and ability. Training includes fundamentals of tennis, stroke and movement development, singles and doubles strategy, on-court games and prizes. The focus is on developing a love for the game as well as establishing a strong athletic foundation through our certified trainers at Halo fitness and Hustle Fitness and Athletics.

REGISTER: Email Carlos to sign up: carlos@ncrctennis.com
WEBSITE: Click Here
How to save: $450.00 per week when registering for 2 or more weeks //
10% off 1 week for 3rd child when you sign up 3 kids

ST. LUKE’S SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS

TOWN: New Canaan @ St. Luke’s School
DATES: One-week sessions beginning June 14 and ending August 13
AGES: 4-19

Character, leadership, and the highest level of sportsmanship distinguish St. Luke’s athletics. Campers will take advantage of St. Luke’s state-of-the-art athletic facilities in a fun and safe environment. MULTI-SPORTS CAMP (ages 4-14) features Soccer, Lacrosse, Baseball, Softball, Field Hockey, Basketball, Squash, Tennis & more! BASEBALL CAMP (ages 6-12) teaches baseball fundamentals and builds player skill sets. ELITE BASEBALL TRAINING CAMP (ages 14-19) is for the travel/showcase level baseball player. FOOTBALL CAMP (ages 6-13) is for players to have fun while learning football fundamentals.

For all St. Luke’s Summer Sports Camps: Safety is our top priority with physical distancing, hygiene and mask protocols followed at all times.

CONTACT: Dan Clarke
clarked@stlukesct.org or 203-801-4939
WEBSITE TO REGISTER: Click Here

SUMMER AT ST. LUKE’S—On Campus & Online
TOWN: New Canaan @ St. Luke’s School
DATES: One- and two-week sessions beginning June 14 and ending August 20
AGES: 4-adult

Learn, connect and have fun this summer. Our wide range of programs includes Essay Writing Workshops, Arts and STEM programs, Academic classes, and Sports camps. Families have many dates and times to choose from as well as online and on campus (in-person) options. Safety is our top priority with physical distancing, hygiene and mask protocols followed at all times. Our Summer at St. Luke’s faculty and instructors are accomplished educators leading courses designed to engage and enrich. The majority of offerings are open to the public. Space is limited—register today!

CONTACT: Summer Program Director Hunter Martin
martinh@stlukesct.org or 203-801-4903
WEBSITE: Click Here

STEPPING STONES MUSEUM FOR CHILDREN
TOWN: Norwalk
DATES: Various (Check website for session offerings)
AGES: 5 – 10

Stepping Stones Museum for Children will be offering a customized selection of the most popular Camp at Stepping Stones experiences for campers ages 5 – 10. These soon-to-be-announced offerings will be available virtually, and depending on state guidelines, in-person for small groups of children. These interactive half-day camps are jam-packed with playful learning explorations that open up the world of STEAM, social emotional learning and outdoor fun.

More information will be available soon but they’re reserving spots for interested families now. Please visit the museum website so they can capture your interest and keep you in the loop!

SOUNDWATERS
DATES: June 21-Aug 20 Monday-Friday // 9am-4pm extended hours available
AGES: Campers entering grades 1-9

Set sail with Camp SoundWaters this summer! Sailing, science, hands-on discovery, outdoor adventures, and working as a team create the ultimate summer experience for your child! Camp SoundWaters offers one week sessions with unique themes, activities, and experiments for campers entering grades 1-9.

CONTACT: Christina Genz, cgenz@soundwaters.org or (203) 323-1978
WEBSITE: Click HERE

THE STUDIO PERFORMING ARTS
DATES: Various sessions from June 21 – August 13
AGES: Pre-K through 12th Grade

The Studio provides fun and professional training in the performing arts for all ages through private lessons, group classes, and summer camps! We specialize in voice, acting, piano, dance, guitar, and musical theatre.

CONTACT: TheStudioNewCanaan@gmail.com or (203) 966-7056

WEBSITE: Click HERE

TENNIS CT SUMMER CAMPS
TOWNS: Darien, Norwalk and Stamford
DATES: 11 Weekly Camp sessions beginning June 14th through August 27th
TIMES: Monday – Friday; Various times: 9:30am – 12:30pm (Kings Highway)
or 1pm – 4pm (Oak Hills and Sterling Farms)
AGES: 5-17

Our tennis camp provides young players ages 5 & up the opportunity to improve their tennis game, work hard, make new friends and have a lot of fun. Our accomplished pros have a passion for teaching kids and will help them take their game to the next level.

REGISTER SEPARATELY FOR EACH LOCATION:
(Darien) Kings Highway Tennis Club Summer Camp Program
(Norwalk) Oak Hill Tennis Club Summer Camp Program
(Stamford) Sterling Farms Tennis Club Summer Camp Program
{Use password tennismoms for early access to camp registration.}

Cost: Sessions range from $199 – $250 per 1-week session

urSwim
urSwim is an elite on-site swim school that exclusively teaches at our client’s location. All of our instructors are American Red Cross lifeguards with certifications in CPR and First Aid with teaching and/or competitive swim experience. Lessons are scheduled at the convenience of our swimmers. We teach all ages from 18 months – 108 years old starting Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day weekend.

CONTACT: 631-209-7665
email: info@urswim.com
Instagram: @urswim
WEBSITE

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