Your 2017 Local CAMP Guide! Photos Clickable to Websites - New Canaan & Darien Moms

Visit our CAMP page for the most up-to-date information:

We have so many incredible camp options in New Canaan! From traditional camps, to music, to theater, and beyond! It’s always overwhelming to figure out exactly what is available. To make it easier, here is your 2017 Summer Camp guide!



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Registration for Camp Playland is ongoing

Camp Dates: Monday, June 26th – Friday, August 18th

Minimum enrollment is 2 weeks

Campers: ages 3 to 14

Door-to-door bus transportation. 18 acre campus in New Canaan

New for 2017 – Go-Karts!


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NCRC Summer Camps are a great chance for kids to learn tennis, hone skills, and have fun!

Tennis and summer camp fun for kids ages 8 – 12. (6 and 7 year olds considered but will require prior pro approval to register.)


July 10 – 14
July 17 – 21
July 24 – 28

9:30 AM – 1:30 PM Daily, M – F
8:30 AM Early Drop-off available for additional $10/DAY

$400/week, $1,100/three weeks
Sign up for all three weeks and receive $100 discount!

To register, stop by the front desk, or contact [email protected] or 203-966-4558

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Registration Dates:

Current and Incoming NCCP Families – Monday, February 27th
Open to the public – Monday, March 13th

Camp Dates and Themes:

Week 1 – June 26th – June 30th – Exploring My Five Senses
Week 2 – July 10th – 14th – Once Upon A Story
Week 3 – July 17th – 21st – Outdoor Beats
Week 4 – July 24th – 28th – Water Adventures

Programs and Times:

5-Day Program: Monday – Friday, 8:45 – 12:45

4-Day Program*: Monday – Thursday, 8:45 – 12:45

**If your child’s birthday falls between Sept. 2013 and June 2014, you have the option of signing up for a four-day-week schedule.

Who: 3-5 year old’s (Children who are 3 years old by June 1, 2017 and potty trained are eligible to attend)


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Registration will start middle to end of May

Camp Dates: Monday, June 19th – August

Ages: 7 and up!

For more information, contact: 203 966 0634


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Registration Kickoff (March 4 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm):
for special discounts and a chance to meet the Summer Camp Directors!

Camp Dates: Monday, June 5th – Friday, August 18th (June 5- June 23 Ages 3-5 Only)

Summer Camp: Ages 3-7
Our action-packed Summer Camp emphasizes fun, hands-on experiences that give children an opportunity to simply “be a kid” while exploring the marvels of nature and making friends. Weekly camp-wide themes inspire young adventurers at age-appropriate levels as they learn and play amidst our 40 acres of ponds, fields, and forest. Budding scientists uncover the mysteries of the natural world while adventure-seekers learn wilderness skills and experience the exhilaration of the great outdoors!

Adventure Camp: Ages 8-15
Adventure Camp sessions offer a range of experiences and new challenges for older campers and outdoor enthusiasts as campers start as Apprentices and strive to become Master Adventures. Here campers gain a greater appreciation for a connection to the natural world through guided exploration, high adventure outdoor activities like paddling and hiking, team challenges and experiments, plus campout-style dinners and overnight excursions on the Nature Center grounds or elsewhere
Visit for more information!

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Registration starts Friday, February 3rd
Camp Dates: June 26th – July 28th
Students: 3-5 years (Fairy Tale Theater) & K-6th Grade (Musical Theater Camp)

June 26th-30th: The Little Mermaid

July 10th-14th: Fairy Tale Theater, Each day a new Fairy Tale!
(Cinderella, Snow White, Peter Pan, Dancing Princeses, Wizard of Oz)

July 17th-21st: Peter Pan

July 24th-28th: High School Musical 2

For more details click here

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.

Students rehearse and perform the selected musical show – learning the songs, staging, choreography and present a fully produced/costumed performance to family and friends in the Conservatory Theatre on their final day.


Junior Company at The Summer Theater of New Canaan:

Middle school students entering 5th-9th grades have the unique opportunity to be a part a 3-week musical theatre performance program running July 10th through July 28th. Students will work with professional theatre artists to mount a musical. The show this year is Singin’ In The Rain based on the hit MGM movie. Acceptance to the company is on a rolling admission and is limited to the 1st 30 students to fully register. Please visit our website at for more information and to register.



DramaRamas at The Summer Theatre of New Canaan

 The Summer Theatre of New Canaan’s award-winning* DramaRamas program provides performance opportunities for children, ages 8-18, with special needs. Each summer, the DramaRamas rehearse and perform with professional actors an abridged version of one of STONC’s summer shows. Each child will be paired up and mentored by one of our professional actors and theater staff to help them interpret and perform their role. Rehearsals are weekend mornings June 4th through the 24th with a performance on June 26th at the Summer Theatre’s Waveny Tent Theatre in New Canaan. For more information and to apply please visit our website:
* The DramaRamas program is a recipient of a Special Recognition Award for Excellence in Theatre from the Connecticut Critics Circle.

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Our very popular School of Rock Camps will get your child rocking this Summer! We have camps for beginners thru advanced players and cover a wide range of musical tastes. Our Performance camps are designed to teach music, build confidence and create memories that will last a lifetime. Kids of all ages and abilities work together to create a real rock experience complete with a show unlike any other. Our camps for younger kids will spark a passion for music that will get them on their musical journey. Let’s Rock!

Camp sessions – one week all-day (10:00am to 3:30pm) – are designed to challenge current students and immerse new students in the School of Rock experience on guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, or vocals. Camps are recommended for students with some experience on their instrument age 9-18.

Send us an email for more information [email protected]

Our camps will give students experience in song casting, private lessons, group rehearsals, gear usage, and team bonding in an amazing rock n’ roll environment! We cap off the week with a rock show Friday afternoon. Give the gift of ROCK!

Each camp session is Monday-Friday, from 10:00am-3:30pm.

Student may select guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, or vocals.

Summer camp features:
Private guitar, drum, vocal, keyboard, and/or bass lessons;
Speed-learning song parts;
Music theory courses;
Crash course on the nuts and bolts of live performance;
Group instruction;
Closing day live concert for your family and friends;
Students can bring lunch or money to take a supervised trip to Tony’s Deli.

Please view School of Rock New Canaan’s website for available weeks and session details.


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Registration is open online

Email: [email protected] Call: 203-966-7056

The Studio offers week-long camps for kids of all ages! Our camps are great for beginners who are looking to explore the world of performing, or for more advanced students who would like to further their skills to a professional level.

Not only will the students be learning about singing, dancing, acting, and theatre…they’ll be having FUN!




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Silvermine School of Art Summer Art Studios begins:
June 19 – August 31 for ages 4 to 17
Registration Dates:
Early registration during our Open House, Sunday, March 12, 2pm to 4pm
Open registration starts on Wednesday, March 15, 9am

Silvermine Summer Art Studios offers children the opportunity to experience the arts, to have fun creating while challenging their imaginations and to meet friends. Your child is invited to join us for one or more weeks of ART!

Please contact [email protected] or 203-966-6668, x2 for more information.


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Registration Opens on Monday, February 27th


Toddlertime’s themes are intentionally open-ended to allow campers to enjoy play. All Toddlertime programs are led by teaching professionals and are designed to foster curiosity and creativity in a supportive and safe environment. Each week includes an in-house field trip and daily water play.


Camp Dates and Themes:

Ages 18 months to 5 years

Week 1 June 19th – June 23rd –– Outdoor Art Blast

Week 2 June 26th – June 30th –– Pop Fizz Academy

Week 3 July 5th – July 7th ––Chopped @ Toddlertime

Week 4 July 10th – 14th –– Recycle It!

Week 5 July 17th – 21st –– Out of the Box

Week 6 July 24th – 28th – Kaleidoscope Adventures

Explorer’s Club: A field trip camp for children who have completed a 4’s or 5’s/kindergarten program.

Campers will head off on a school bus to explore different locations in Fairfield County:

Week 1 June 19th – June 23rd

Week 2 June 26th – June 30th


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Registration online or in-office starts Monday, February 27 (9:00 am)

Camp Dates: Monday, June 26th – Friday, August 4th

We offer convenient 2-week sessions throughout June-July

Session 1 June 26-July 7

Session 2 July 10-July 21

Session 3 July 24- August 4

Tiny Tot Camp: Birthdate eligibility (born between) Jan. 1, ’13 – Dec. 31, ’13

Camp Pee Wee: Birthdate eligibility (born between) Jan. 1, ’11 – Dec. 31, ’12

Waveny Day Camp: Birthdate eligibility (born between) Jan. 1, ’05 – Dec. 31, ’10

The Recreation Department Summer Day Camps have established a long-time tradition here in New Canaan.  The Waveny Camp has entertained children for over 40 summers on the grounds of the beautiful Waveny House and Park.  All camps are open to New Canaan Residents only.  The dynamic staff is also a mix of high school and college students almost entirely from right here in New Canaan.  Full camp descriptions are available on the town website.


Late Summer Flag Football Camp 2017

Registration begins July 1st w/ limited enrollment

Camp Dates: Monday, August 14th – Friday, August 18th

Camp held at Waveny Park Fields

Players: entering 2-8 fall school grades

Click here for all Camp and Summer 2017 Programs

The Tot’s Spot New Canaan

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Flexible enrollment 2 to 5 days/week (1/2 Days or Full Days)

Ages 18 months—5 years. Siblings are welcome

June 23, 2017 -August 18, 2017

Contact: Barbara
[email protected]


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Registration for YMCA members is OPEN! Summer members may register starting April 1st

Camp Dates: Monday, June 26th – Friday, August 18th

Camp Mini: Ages 3-5 (Pre-K)

Camp Y-Ki: Completed Grades K-5 L.I.T. (Leaders In Training) Completed Grades 6 & 7

Aquatics Camps and Clinics: Boys & Girls Ages 6-12 /  Sports Camp:  Boys & Girls Completed Grades K-7


NEW THIS YEAR, The Y will be offering daily swim lessons in their renovated pools

Click here for the Summer Brochure

Sneak peek of the highly anticipated renovation! Click image for more details.




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Registration starts Friday, January 27, 2017

Camp Dates: Monday, June 19th – Friday, September 1st

Camps are available in half-day (3-6 years) and full-day options (5-18 years)

Chelsea Piers Summer Sports Camps offer full and half-day camps for kids ages 3 to 18 in a wide variety of sports from June 19 – September 1. Camps focus on an active curriculum and are run by expert instructors, including NCAA All-Americans, professional athletes and decorated coaches. Their state-of-the-art, air-conditioned facilities span over 465,000 sq.-ft., providing a dynamic camp environment for athletes of all levels. Register online for Summer Camp, or call 203.989.1100. Sign up by April 28, 2017 and receive an Early Bird discount.

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Registration Now Open

Camp Dates: June 26th – August

Campers: ages 6-12 (Rowayton), 9-15 (Westport)

Parents can now sign up for camp online (select from calendar):Downunder Camp Online Reservation. For more information, visit:


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email us at [email protected] or call us at 203-354-4468 for more information or registration.

Summer Art Playgroups

Designed for children between 18 months and 3 years

 Drop off art & music playgroup hosted at the homes of 2-4 families. 1:4 student teacher ratio, max of 8 children per playgroup. Custom programs: 1, 2 or  3 days a week (pricing based on frequency)

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Registration: Now open

Dates: June 26th- August 18th (dates vary by age and program)- 1 and 2 week sessions

Ages: 8-16

Longshore Sailing School offers a wide range of week and two week long programs during the summer for kids 8-16. They have one week specialty programs including things such as intro to Kayaking, Catamaraning and Paddling as well as more advanced programs and racing techniques. The junior core curriculum offers two week sailing sessions based on level.

Contact: (203) 226-4646


Location: Longshore Country Club in Westport


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Thinking of sleepaway camp for this summer or next? Or even looking for sleepaway camp options for this summer or next?…westportmoms own Melissa post helps families come up with sleepaway camp options that make sense for their family and children (at no cost to them!), and is happy to help at any point. If you want to connect with Melissa you can email her at [email protected] or call/text her at 617-835-7772.

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