With all the snow in February, our eyes are set on warmer temperatures and of course Summer Camps! Local camps are ready to make sure our kids have the best summer ever in 2021. The Newtown & Ridgefield Moms Summer Camp Guide is here to help make the decision and registration process simple for you this year. We’ve teamed up with our sister site Ridgefield Moms to bring you a comprehensive guide to days camps in the Greater Danbury area. With information all in one place, you’ve got what you need to keep your kids occupied this summer.
June 28th – August 13th
DOOR-TO-DOOR TRANSPORTATION & LUNCH PROVIDED. “The day camp with the away camp atmosphere.” 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 is ongoing. Limited availability. For more information call (203) 966-2937, email [email protected], or check out their website here!
Ages: Entering 1st grade through age 12
Dates: TBD based on last day of school
Program runs from 7AM – 6PM with half & full day options
Dates: June 21st – August 20th
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.
Transportation is provided with over 50 bus stops in 35 towns! Our regular camp hours are 9am-3:30pm Monday through Friday. 8am-9am is before care and 4pm to 4:30pm is after care. There are no observed holidays this camp season.
Registration is now open! Email Michael at [email protected], call (203) 387-2267, or visit the website by clicking here. Camp is located at 43 Candee Road, Prospect, CT.
Ages 3 – 14
June 21st – August 31st
HVWS Summer Camp is a day camp for children ages 3-14. Offering two groups—Explorers for 3- to 8-year-olds and Artists for 9- to 14-year-olds—HVWS Summer Camp is the perfect place for natural and exciting summer fun! Led by caring and talented educators, HVWS Summer Camp invites children to enjoy the summer through participating in a variety of activities. Campers join us from Newtown, Bethel, Danbury, and the surrounding areas. The Summer Camp day runs from 9 AM to 3 PM.
Weekly discount when you register before June 1!
For more information and to register visit:
Housatonic Valley Waldorf School
40 Dodgingtown Road (302) ∙ Newtown, CT 06470
Ages 3 – 6 years old
Weekly from 6/14 – 8/27
Come join Merryhill Child Care Center’s summer camp fun for children from 3 through 6 years old! Summer activities/themes include: Mad Science, Camping/Critters, Space, Garden, Little Chefs, Dino Dig, Construction, Western, Rainforest, Ocean/Pirates & Mermaids and Back to School, and water play with sprinklers and water tables all summer long! Our staff is CPR/First Aid Certified, and updated health and safety policies, procedures and protocols are followed.
Merryhill Child Care Center, Inc. is open Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. Morning and afternoon snacks are provided.
Registration is open. Children can attend for the whole summer or choose the week(s) they would like to attend. For more information, please contact the Center Director, Karen Serke, at 203-426-9847 or via email [email protected] to register or for more information. On the web, visit www.merryhillcenter.com Merryhill Child Care Center, Inc. is located at 49 Queen Street, Newtown, CT.
Various Programs for Ages 3 – 13
June 14th – August 5th
Join us this Summer!
The Newtown Community Center looks forward to kicking off its Summer programs with fun Summer Camps for kids! In addition to a swim lessons, they will also be offering an amazing line-up of camps including programs in partnership with EverWonder Children’s Museum, Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary, Race4Chase Kids’ Triatholon Program, and more!
Contact Jennifer Cebrey by phone (203) 270-4349 or email [email protected] for more information. View the Summer Camp brochure below by scrolling right.
Ages K – 7th Grade
July 6th – July 30th
Ages 0-15 years old
*0-5 years old can attend Coyote Pups “mini camps” with an adult
*5-15 years old can attend youth camps from 9AM to 3PM each day
6/21 – 8/20 (1 & 2 week session options)
Programs for kids ages 0 – 15 will feature small groups (6:1 ratio) lead by two skilled nature mentors who introduce primitive and naturalist skills by tailoring each camp day to match the natural curiosity of their campers. Campers may learn anything from 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. Along the way, all campers learn nature-inspired games, songs, and have free time to explore streams, mountainsides, and other unexpected nature mysteries.
REGISTRATION is now open! Register here. Join a waitlist if your session is full.
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. More info about health & safety protocols are available on our website.
For more information, email Stephanie Niles, Program Director, at [email protected] Two Coyotes is located at Sticks & Stones Farm, 197 Huntingtown Road, Newtown, CT.
Ages 4 – 19 years old
June 14th – August 20th
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!
REGISTRATION OPENING SOON! For more information contact, Summer Program Director Hunter Martin at [email protected] or 203-802-4802. For more information, visit the website here. St Luke’s is located at 377 North Wilton Road, New Canaan, CT.
Boys & Girls ages 4 – 13
June 28th – July 2nd
This spring and summer Aim Athletes is here for your child to have fun, get some exercise, and learn how to play field hockey! Our spring clinics are run once per week for 8 weeks at the Newtown Youth Academy. The spring clinic is $160 per 8 week session for boys and girls ages 4-18. The spring season starts April 4th.
Once school is out for summer, our FUNdamentals of Field Hockey 2021 Summer Camp is on! Camp is for boys and girls in grades K-8th and held in Newtown, CT at Treadwell Memorial Park. Camp will be held for 1 week (June 8th – July 2nd); Monday-Friday 2PM-5PM. Cost is $200 for the week and spots are limited! Players will learn the fundamentals of the game through drills, games, and small scrimmages. To keep things fresh and fun, each day is a different theme. Players are split up into groups based on age. This camp is all about fun!
For more information, plase contact Amy Krompinger by email at [email protected], by phone at (302) 463-6531, or by visiting the website here.
Ages 5 – 18
Spring program runs from March 22 – May 28.
Summer Camp: June 1 – August 20
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!
Registration is now open online! For more information contact [email protected] or 203-854-5492. Visit Maritime Rowing Center’s website by clicking here. Camp is location at 3 Jennings Place, Norwalk, CT.
Ages: Grades K – 5th
6/21 – 8/27
Play+ Camp is all about FUN! Each day is filled with sports, games, team challenges, obstacle courses, and arts and crafts – creating a fully immersive experience for our campers grades K – 5. NYA’s 72 yard turf field, gymnasium, outdoor courtyard, and classrooms provide endless options for kids to run and play all day. NYA also offers sports specific camps for youth and juniors throughout the summer including soccer, baseball, tennis and more!
This summer SAVE $25 on registration with code NMRM25!
For more information, please click here. Newtown Youth Academy is located at 4 Primrose Street, Newtown, CT.
Legacy Martial Arts of Ridgefield (Formerly Ridgefield Kempo)
Weekly Sessions July 5th – August 20th
Summer Camp sizes will be limited this year (To about 15 students per camp session) so be sure to reserve your space today!
Every week camp is filled with
Summer Camp Games
Teamwork & Leadership Building
Price for All Camps: $275 per session/per student
Weekly sessions beginning 6/14
9am to 1pm or 9am to 3pm
Ages 4 – 19
Weekly sessions from 6/14 – 8/13
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.
For more information contact Dan Clarke by email [email protected] or by phone 203-801-4939.
Ages 6 – 16
Weekly Half & Full Day Sessions for the weeks of July 5th, July 19th, August 2, and August 16th
The 2021 Summer Youth Program at the Brookfield Craft Center will offer children and youth inspired opportunities to explore creative projects in ceramics, 3D Design, Video Game Design, blacksmithing, jewelry, graphic novel drawing, henna design painting, weaving, glass bead making, woodworking and more. Brookfield Craft Center’s studio instruction will be led by professional artists promoting structured supportive and Covid safe environments. Classes will be limited in size to insure social distancing. Weekly half-day and full day programs will be offered: July 5-9, July 19-23, August 2-6 and August 16-20. Please visit our website at brookfieldcraft.org for online registration. Scholarships for our Summer Youth Programs are available through an application form on our website.
For additional information, please contact the Brookfield Craft Center at [email protected] or call 203-775-4526. Brookfield Craft Center is located at 286 Whisconier Road, Brookfield, CT.
Ages: Grades K – 6th
In-person & Virtual programs are available all summer
Camp Invention® is bringing new, creative activities for grades K-6! Given the challenges presented by the pandemic, we are planning to run the 2021 Camp Invention program in person and virtually, so you can choose the format that works best for your child. Check out locations by visiting here. Secure your spot and save today at invent.org/local.
For more informaiton, please call 800-968-4332 or visit [email protected]
Ages Birth to 6 Years
Seven week session starting 7/10
Start your journey towards becoming a musical family with Music Together. Discover the joy of family music making with your child. Sing, dance, learn and play through music – complete with at home materials. Come together to expose your child to a community of music making families and connect with your community, learn about how to nurture your child’s musical growth, and have a safe family place to explore music.
Parents/ Caregivers are the most important musical role model to guide baby towards playful, stimulating activities as well as create 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!
For more information, contact Julie Capuano – Director by phone at 203-521-3013 text or email [email protected] You can also visit online at www.MusicTogetherCTclass.com.
Ages 3 – 17 years old
See below for full summer schedule!
Newtown Centre of Classical Ballet & Voice offers high level classical ballet instruction to students ages three through adult as well as private voice instruction to students ages 10+ in classical, musical theater, and commercial styles. The school, located on South Main Street in Newtown, will offer weekly classes throughout the summer months as well as ballet camps for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students the second and third week of August. The studio is retrofitted with medical grade air purification for all indoor classes as well as virtual technology so that students can still take part in class, even online, from any location. Several classes also have an outdoor option including voice lessons.
Summer 2021 Schedule
Summer Group Classes: Monday afternoon/evenings June 28-August 23; $100 for summer package or $15 drop-in (as space is available)
Summer Private Lessons (voice and ballet): scheduled individually with our teachers Mondays through Saturdays, June 28-August 23; rates vary between $20-60 depending on length and teacher — call for more info
Summer Ballet Camps
Mini (ages 3-7): $100 fee includes a Monday through Thursday session in August with ballet technique, story dance, and arts and crafts with an end of week performance outdoors!
Junior (ages 7-12): $150-180 fee based on age/skill includes a Monday through Friday session the week of August 9-13 with ballet technique, stretching and conditioning, classical and contemporary repertoire, pointe work (age/skill dependent), and arts and crafts with an end of week performance for parents outdoors!
Advanced (ages 12-17): $275 includes a daily morning and evening session the week of August 16-20 with classes in Pilates, conditioning, ballet technique, pointe work, classical repertoire, contemporary dance technique and repertoire, and a hip hop cross-training elective.
Summer 2021 classes are available at the studio indoors, outdoors, and virtually online depending on class/preference. For more information and to register, contact Tory Gozzi, Artistic Director by phone (203) 241-5362 or email [email protected], subject Summer Programs. For latest updates, follow along on Facebook & Instagram.
Newtown Centre of Classical Ballet & Voice is located in the South Main Commons, 87 South Main Street, Newtown.
Program for all ages starting at 6 weeks
Summer Programs begin 6/14 and run through July & August
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.
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