2020 Summer Camp & Activities Guide | Newtown Moms

Newtown Moms is on a mission to give parents the gift of time, so I’m happy to share our 2nd Annual Summer Camp & Activities Guide. Instead of searching the Internet, Facebook or Instagram for summer camps, I hope you start here with our guide. There’s something for every child – from swimming lessons to music classes to horseback riding – you’ll find a ton of options from the businesses (listed alphabetically) below.

  • Town: Brookfield
  • Dates: July 6th – 10th, July 20nd – 24th,  August 3th – 7th, August 17th – 21st
  • Ages: 6 – 16yrs old
  • Time: 9am – 12pm or 1pm – 4pm.  Lunch time session is available.
  • Description: This summer, Brookfield Craft Center will offer both in studio and online opportunities in our Our Hands-On Art Youth Program.  In addition to regular daily cleaning of our studios, all in studio classes will be limited in size to insure social distancing.  This is a great alternative to full-day summer-long programs.  Our small groups, in addition to maintaining a safe environment, allow students to receive individual attention from the instructor in a warm, family-like atmosphere.  We offer four one-week sessions with half-day and full-day options.  Every class will have an experienced artist and an assistant to help the students learn basic skills in various craft mediums. Types of classes offered are glass bead making, woodturning, pottery, fiber art, blacksmith skills, painting & drawing, 3-D printing, Photography and other digital craft skills.  
  • Contact: [email protected] or 203 775-4526
  • Website: www.brookfieldcraft.org/handsonart/
  • Location: 286 Whisconier Road, Brookfield, CT
    • Update for 2020: Holiday Hill Day Camp is OPEN! Click here for our guidelines
    • Town: Prospect, CT
    • Dates: June 29th-August 21st (1 to 8-week sessions)
    • Hours of Operation: 8am-9am is before care and 4pm to 5pm is after care at no additional cost. Our regular camp hours are 9am-4pm Monday through Friday. There are no observed holidays this camp season.
    • Ages: 3-13 years old for Day Camp: 14-15 for CIT (Counselor in Training) Program
    • Cost: $525 per week, sibling discounts apply.
    • Breakfast and Lunch are provided! We accommodate all dietary restrictions.
    • Description: Get ready for the Ultimate Camp Experience! Holiday Hill Day Camp (HHDC) is not your traditional day camp. The wide variety of activities and experienced staff makes 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. In addition, HHDC provides attractive and nutritious meals to suit the needs of every camper. We are fully accredited by the American Camping Association (ACA) that assures parents we are committed to program quality and adherence to high health and safety standards.
    • REGISTRATION is now open
    • Contact: Email Michael at [email protected] | (203) 387-2267
    • Website: Click Here
    • Location: 43 Candee Rd, Prospect, CT


  • Locations:
    • Summer 2020 will be online!
  • Dates:
    • Summer: July 6th – 6 weeks
    • Tuition Includes:
      • Unlimited 30 minute interactive Zoom virtual classes.
      • Designated private FB group for Summer Kazoo Enrolled Families.
      • Facebook Live Events.
      • Designated secure, private webpage for currently enrolled families with additional videos, parent education, musical games, crafts, inspiration, music play outside, singalong storybook and lullaby moments.
      • Downloadable resources, coloring pages, songbook scavenger hunt and at home activities.
      • Specialty Zoom classes with extended family members (Grandparents & Cousins) so you can sing, dance and play virtually together.
      • Kazoo collection music (songbook, CD, download code).
      • Free Hello Everybody App.
  • Ages:
    • Babies Classes: 0 – 8 months
    • Mixed Ages: 0-5yrs
    • Rhythm Kids: 4-6 yrs
  • Description: Start your journey towards becoming a musical family with Music Together. Discover the joy of family music making with your child. Parents/ Caregivers are the most important musical role model to guide baby towards playful, stimulating activities as well as crest bonding moments. Learn about you infants musical development, how to initiate musical play as well as respond to musical sounds and movements your Baby is expressing. Meet other parents, share milestones, sing, dance and play – together! Music Together mixed age classes are perfect for babies and families with multiple siblings. Our developmentally appropriate activities create a fun, rich community music making experience for your child to explore music without the expectation to perform.  Our focus is on an adult/ child interaction and fosters an environment in which the whole family learns how to “play musically “ together. Large and small movement, instrument play with egg shakers, rhythm sticks, scarves, drums and so much more are all apart of our musical activities. At home music materials , free app and music development education for parents and caregivers are all included in tuition. Music making happens everyday and anywhere , not just once per week! Rhythm Kids is the next musical step for your child ages 4 -6 yrs old with parent and caregiver. It is an opportunity for children to experience their first musical instrument, to care for, and practice at home and bring to class. Music development unfolds as children explore the world of rhythm through movement, instrument play, musical games and patterns.  Our musical environment fosters opportunities for leadership, cooperation, creativity, improvisation, solo and ensemble music play – a musical adventure that lets your child thing and create like a musician!
Come try a class – check us out on FB & Instagram for upcoming events

Safety Camp is Cancelled for Summer 2020


  • We look forward to welcoming campers back in 2021!
  • Town: Newtown
  • Dates: June 22nd – August 24th, 2020
  • Time: 9am – 2pm (extended day option available)
  • Ages:
    • Tiny Tots (4yrs – 5yrs old)
    • Regular Campers (6yrs – 12yrs old)
    • Counselors in Training (13yrs old+ eligibility to be determined by Trainer)
  • Cost: $550 per week (sibling & multiple week discounts available)
  • Description: Summer Riding Academy at One Above Farm is the perfect way to introduce your child to horses through structured hands-on learning and riding under the guidance of CHA Trained Instructors. Children will be in the saddle every day, with a “just-for-fun” weekly horse show to which parents are invited. Friday is always pizza and game day — a favorite among the kids! One Above Farm is looking forward to welcoming campers this summer and will be taking precautions to ensure the healthy and safety of all campers, including undergoing a self-certification process to comply with state regulations for COVID-19.

More seasoned riders will advance their horsemanship and barn management skills through thoughtful lesson plans designed to challenge every equestrian. Safety is our number one priority.

  • Registration: Now Open! Email below to receive a waiver and registration packet
  • Contact: Owner & Trainer, Andrea Zaleski at [email protected] | 203-249-1098
  • Website:  www.oneabovefarmct.com
  • Location: 39 Aunt Park Lane, Newtown, CT
  • Mention NEWTOWN MOMS when registering and receive one extended day FREE
  • Town: Newtown/Sandy Hook
  • Dates:
    • Week 1: July 6-9
    • Week 2: July 13-16
    • A’ La Cart Classes July 6-30
  • Ages:
    • Frozen Princess Dance Camp 3-6 yrs. 9:30-12:30
    • Moana Dance Camp 3-6 yrs. 9:30-12:30
    • Dance Adventures! Elementary Dance Camp 6-10 yrs. 9:45-12:45
    • A’ La Cart Classes 4-11 yrs. 9:45-12:45
  • Description: We all want the best for our children and to know that we’re giving them the confidence and skills they’ll need to lead happy and successful lives. At The Graceful Planet Studio of Dance, we’ve crafted a program specifically for children to introduce them to the joy of dance and imagination, but to also give them the skills and confidence to continue learning and growing for a lifetime.
    • Frozen Princess Dance Camp: Come have a Frozen Forest Adventure dancing to the Frozen Soundtrack and learning different styles of DANCE and YOGA! Prince and Princesses will participate in a fun Frozen themed dance class designed to illuminate your childs imagination and have them beaming with excitement, then we will have a craft, snack and relax with some Frozen Yoga and practice our Frozen choreograpy for a performace at the end of the week. Pack a light nut free snack or lunch and get ready for Frozen Fun!
    • Moana Dance Camp: Come have a fun island adventure dancing to the Moana soundtrack and feel that island breeze! Class will start with a fun Moana themed dance class designed to light up your childs mind and body, then we will make a craft, have a snack, relax with some beach themed yoga and practice our Moana dance! Pack a light nut free snack or lunch and get ready for a fun-filled, action packed dance voyage!
    • Dance Adventures! Elementary Dance Camp Week 1 & 2: Dancers will explore different styles of dance including; Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary and Acro! This is a great way to try different styles, make new friends and gain confidence! Dance is also shown to reduce anxiety and stress! Pack a light nut free snack or lunch and get ready for FUN!
    • A’ La Cart Classes: Classes are being offered in the evenings Monday ~ Thursday. Classes include: Fairytale Ballet, Pom, Ballet/Jazz Combo, Pop Stars in Training, Lyrical, Acro , Ballet, Modern and Hip Hop. Please visit our website, www.gracefulplanet.com, for our complete schedule.
  • Your child’s safety is of the utmost importance to us and that is why we will adhere to all CDC guidelines:
    • Classes are limited to 9 dancers in one of our 800 -1024 square foot studios
    • Class/Camp start and end times are staggered to limit contact and allow for disinfecting between classes
    • Students will enter through our main doors and exit from doors in the studios to allow for one way traffic
    • Hands will be sanitized upon entering and exiting the studio.
    • Payment is not due until June 30 but you must register to save your spot in class or the waitlist.
    • Students will have colored boxes taped on the floor to help promote social distancing
    • Teachers will wear masks, it is optional for students
    • Everyone must have their own well marked water bottle
    • An email will go out and a video will be posted with all the details
    • You may make an appointment to tour the studio, email Grace at [email protected]
  • Contact: Grace at [email protected] or call/text 203-426-8215
  • Location: 7 Berkshire Rd, Sandy Hook, CT
  • Website: http://www.gracefulplanet.com
  • Town: Newtown, CT
  • Dates: June 15th to August 28th
  • Ages: 2- to 6-years-old
  • Cost: Varies depending on age group and schedule but school is open from 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM
  • LUNCH and morning/afternoon snack IS PROVIDED!
  • Description: Come join Camp TLE‘s “Summer of Imagination” for children between the ages of 2- to 6-years-old. Summer activities/themes include: Space Station Exploration, Olympics 2020, Under the Sea, Water Play, and more.100% of our staff is CPR/First Aid Certified. Lunch is prepared fresh each day on site. Come join in the fun! Christine and Indra Sen are parents, educators, and the owners of The Learning Experience – Newtown — where they strive to create an environment where their sons and other children can learn, grow, and thrive. The Learning Experience – Newtown has been taking heightened safety measures in response to COVID-19. Click here to watch a video about these new measures. 
  • REGISTRATION opens March 9th 
  • Contact: Email The Learning Experience – Newtown at [email protected] | (203) 304-9130. Virtual tours and in-person tours (after 5:30PM) are available. 
  • Website: Click Here
  • Location: 274 South Main Street, Newtown, CT
  • Town: Newtown
  • Dates: July 20th – 23rd, July 27th – 30th, and August 3rd – 6th
  • Time: 9AM – 12PM for ages 3 – 5, 9AM – 4PM for ages 6 & up
  • Ages: 3 – 16
  • Cost:
    • $125/4 Day Camp or $40/One Day Drop in for ages 3 – 5
    • $350/4 Day Camp or $90/One Day Drop in for ages 6+
  • Description: The Station Dance Academy is Newtown’s newest dance studio located right off Route 25. Owners Nicole Russo-Henderson & Leon Henderson bring years of professional dance experience in New York and LA to their newest venture. The camp schedule for Summer 2020 is as follows:

Camp Schedule

July 20th-23rd
Ages 3-5
$125/Four Day Camp $40/One Day Drop-In
Arts & Crafts
Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Tumbling
July 27th-30th
Ages 6-9 & 10-12
$350/Four Day Camp $90/One Day Drop-In
Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Contemporary, Tumbling
Freestyle & Performance Development
August 3rd-6th
Ages 13-15 & 16- up
$350/Four Day Camp $90/One Day Drop-In
Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Contemporary, Tumbling
Freestyle & Performance Development & Dancing for Camera
All Levels Welcome! All camps based on bringing out growth as a dancer, individual personality, confidence and most importantly, having fun!!!
Company Auditions for the 2020-2021 Season will be held on August 15th, 2020
  • Registration: Now Open! Email below to secure your child’s spot
  • Contact: Owners, Nicole & Leon Henderson at [email protected] | 203-304-1718
  • Website: www.thestationdanceacademy.com
  • Location: 6 Mile Hill Road, Newtown
  • Special Offer: Sign up before 6/20 and receive 10% off
The Suzuki Music School of Newtown offers a wide variety of Summer Music Programs for all ages. From its earliest beginnings, the school has strived to develop the whole child through music education. Students are backed by award winning teachers who share over 200 years of experience.
Programs offered include:
Virtual Online Lessons
Mommy & Me Classes
Preschool Music Classes
Instrument Lessons for All Ages
Piano, Violin, Guitar, Ukulele, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, and Banjo.
Summer sessions begin on Monday June 15th and run throughout July & August. Email [email protected] for more information.
Visit the school on Facebook and Instagram.
Mention Newtown Moms and get your first summer lesson for free!
  • Location: Sticks & Stones Farm, 197 Huntingtown Road, Newtown CT 06470
  • Dates: June 29nd – August 21st 2020 (8 one-week sessions).
  • Ages: 0-15 years old (0-5 can attend our Coyote Pups “mini-camps” from 9am-12pm with an adult; youth camps are age 5-8 or 9-15 and run from 9am-3pm each day)
  • Description: Two Coyotes Wilderness School kicks off their summer programs on Monday 6/29 at Sticks and Stones Farm in Newtown. Programs for kids ages 0 – 15 will feature small groups (5:1 ratio) lead by two skilled nature mentors who will help children and adults to connect with nature, community and self through storytelling and learning how to craft handmade tools and art projects from natural materials, track animals, identify bird language, make friction fires, build forts and shelters, and forage for safe wild edibles.
  • REGISTRATION is now open! Register here.
  • Safety is our top priority and we will be following all state guidelines and policies as well as continually monitoring updates and the health of all of our staff and campers.
  • Contact: Email Stephanie Niles, Program Director, at [email protected]

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