2022 Summer Camp Guide | Newtown Moms

Summer is just around the corner and I’m happy to bring you the 4th Annual Newtown Moms Summer Camp & Activities Guide. The programs listed below offer a range of options for children of all ages. Start planning summer today!

  • Town: Brookfield
  • Dates: July 11 – 15, July 25 – 29, August 8-12, & August 22 – 26.
  • Ages: 8 – 16 years old
  • Description: The 2022 Summer Youth Program at the Brookfield Craft Center will offer inspired opportunities to explore creative projects in 8 unique studios; Forge, Modern Craft Digital Arts, Ceramics, Glass, Wood, Fiber, Jewelry and our River Room multi-media studio.

    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 11-15, July 25 – 29, August 8 -12 and August 22 – 26.

    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.

  • To Register: Please visit brookfieldcraft.org
  • Website: brookfieldcraft.org
  • Location: 286 Whisconier Road, Brookfield

 

Camp Playland is looking for counselors!

  • Note: HIRING FOR STAFF ONLY – Enrollment is full for Summer 2022. Stay tuned for Summer 2023!
  • Town: New Canaan
  • Dates: June 27th – August 12th
  • Ages: 3 – 15 years old
  • Description: Enrollment is closed for 2022, but Camp Playland is looking for great staff!! Camp Playland is a place where children feel physically and emotionally safe. We strive to create a unique environment where every camper feels a sense of belonging, learns life-long skills and forges lasting relationships with their peers and counselors. Everything that happens at Playland has one core ingredient: FUN! Good Friends + Fun Times = Great Memories! We offer a skill development program that enables each child to grow and learn at their own level. Every camper is encouraged to develop new skills and to grow mentally, emotionally, socially and physically. Campers are encouraged to try new activities but are never forced to participate. Each child’s self-esteem is nurtured as an individual and as part of a group. 
  • Contact: Email Steve Bloom at [email protected] | (203) 966-2937
  • Website: https://www.campplaylandofnewcanaan.com/about/
  • Location: 802 PONUS RIDGE, NEW CANAAN, CT 06840
  • Town: Newtown
  • Dates: Weekly Sessions July 11th to August 12th
  • Hours: 10AM-4PM
  • Ages: 7+
  • Cost: $500 per week
  • Description: Summer Camp at Candlewood Fencing Center is an absolute blast! Beginners and seasoned fencers alike are welcome each week. Fencers of all experience levels are welcome to attend, as we will split the campers up by both weapon and experience level. First time fencing? That’s great! We’ll jump start you with all the skills you need to get out there and have at it! Are you a more experienced fencer? Come and train with our National Point Holders and World Team Member Coaches! Campers will engage in physical training, mobility, fencing footwork, bladework, tactical drilling and free fencing as a group. Each student will receive private lessons from different coaches throughout the week.
  • Contact: [email protected]
  • Website: Candlewood Fencing Camps!
  • Location: 31 Pecks lane Unit 7, Newtown CT 06470
  • Town: Prospect, CT
  • Dates: June 27th – August 19th (1 to 8-week sessions)
  • TRANSPORTATION IS PROVIDED!!  Over 50 bus stops in 35 towns.
  • Hours of Operation: 8am-9am is before care and 4pm to 4:30pm is after care. Our regular camp hours are 9am-3:30pm Monday through Friday. 4th of July Observance,
  • Ages: 3-13 years old for Day Camp, PreKamp half day program for 3-5 year olds, and 14-15 for CIT (Counselor in Training) Program
  • Cost: $575 per week, early bird and 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 | Summer 2021 Video: Click HERE
  • Location: 43 Candee Rd, Prospect, CT
  • Town: Newtown
  • Dates: June 20th – August 12th
  • Ages: 3 – 14
  • Hours: 9AM – 3PM
  • Cost: $315 per week
  • Description: HVWS Summer Camp is a day camp for children ages 3-14. Offering two groups—Explorers for Pre-K to First Grade and Artists for First to Eighth Grades—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. Our day summer camp is proud to welcome campers throughout Connecticut, including the communities of Newtown, Bethel, Danbury, CT, and the surrounding areas.

    Our Explorers play with water and mud; participate in group games; enjoy organic gardening; and make arts and crafts related to the theme of the week using natural materials such as wool, beeswax, silk, wood, etc. We follow a simple daily rhythm that provides the campers with a sense of trust and ease while they explore nature, make new friends, and learn new skills.

    Our Artists are more capable of challenging themselves physically and socially. Our goal is to provide opportunities that meet our older campers developmentally in a safe, natural environment.

  • REGISTRATION opening soon!
  • Contact: Marcela Perez, Camp Director at [email protected]
  • Website: Click Here 
  • Location: 40 Dodingtown Road, Newtown
  • Town: Newtown, CT
  • Dates: 6/20 – 8/26
  • Hours of Operation: 7:30AM – 5:30PM
  • Ages: 6 weeks – 6 years
  • Description: Merryhill Child Care Center, Inc. is a private, non-profit child care center serving children from 6 weeks through 6 years old.  At Merryhill, we are dedicated to providing the best childcare experience in Newtown for every age and stage of your child’s development.

    ​Our warm and inviting atmosphere feels like a home away from home with bright cheerful spaces that encourage learning, creativity and exploration. Our passionate and caring teachers are committed to making a difference in children’s lives. Our picturesque country setting has a beautiful backyard and playground, perfect for outdoor fun and games.

    Our Summer Camp program runs from June 20 to August 26.  Most of our time is spent outside playing in sprinklers and at water tables and participating in a variety of activities based on weekly themes, such as Mad Science, Critters, Space, Garden, Little Chefs, Dino, Construction, Rainforest and more!

  • Contact: Karen Serke, Center Director at (203) 426-9847
  • Website: Click Here 
  • Location: 49 Queen Street, Newtown
  • Town: Newtown & Trumbull
  • Dates: Spring & Summer Schedules coming soon!
  • Ages: Birth – 6 years
  • Description: 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!

    Come try a class – check us out on Facebook & Instagram for upcoming events
  • Contact: Julie Capuano, Director by phone at 203-521-3013 text or email [email protected]  You can also visit online at www.MusicTogetherCTclass.com.
  • Website: Click Here 
  • Location: TBD – Both Indoor & Outdoor locations available for Summer 202
  • Town: Newtown
  • Dates: Auditions March 25, March 26, & April 9. Camp 7/5 – 8/5
  • Ages: 6+
  • Description: Make this the summer of singing, dancing and acting!  This summer NewArts presents Seussical and we are looking for budding stars!  The camp will take place July 5th through August 5th from 9-3. We will be rehearsing and preparing for the show and enjoying theatre workshops, vocal and acting techniques and character building activities.  There will be additional evening tech and dress rehearsals.  Performances are August 5, 6, 7 and 12, 13, 14 at Newtown High School. No experience necessary! “Oh, the places you’ll go!”
  • Cost $1100.00, 5 weeks plus performances and dress/tech rehearsals.
  • Go to our website for more information and to sign up for an audition on March 25, 26 or April 9. All campers accepted.
  • Camp Location: Newtown Congregational Church
  • Town: Sandy Hook
  • Dates: Summer programs begin Monday 6/20 and run through July & August
  • Ages: All ages, starting at 6 weeks
  • Description: 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. Stay up to date by following the school on Facebook and Instagram.
  • Contact: Paul Malyszka (203) 512-5470 or [email protected] to register.
  • Website: Click Here 
  • Location: 111 Church Hill Road #4, Sandy Hook
  • Town: Newtown
  • Dates: Weekly Sessions From 6/20 – 8/22
  • Hours of Operation: 9-2pm
  • Ages: 3+
  • Cost: $550 per week
  • Description: One Above Farm offers two amazing summer programs, all levels and ages are welcome to attend.   Our programs consist of a daily riding lessons, horsemanship, stable management and of course having fun!  Our students are placed in small group with a high staff to student ratio to ensure a fun filled experience. All summer staff will be CPR/First Aid certified by the Red Cross.
  • Contact: [email protected], Andrea – 203-249-1098
  • Website: oneabovefarmct.com
  • Location: 50 Poverty Hollow Rd, Newtown, CT
  • Town: New Canaan @ St. Luke’s School
  • Program: SUMMER AT ST. LUKE’S
  • Dates: One-week sessions beginning June 13 and ending August 26
  • Ages: 4-Adult
  • Description: Learn, connect, and have fun this summer. St. Luke’s wide range of programs includes arts and STEM programs, academic classes and skill building, and sports camps. Families have many dates, times, and options to choose from. Safety is our top priority. All campers must be fully vaccinated. Masks will be optional, but safety protocols may be revised at any time based on current health conditions. The 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:  [email protected]
  • To Register: Click Here
  • Follow St. Luke’s: Instagram and Facebook
  • Town: New Canaan @ St. Luke’s School
  • Program:  ST. LUKE’S SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS
  • Dates: One-week sessions beginning June 13 and ending August 5
  • Ages: 5-14
  • Description: 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 5-14) features soccer, lacrosse, baseball, softball, field hockey, basketball, squash, tennis & more! BASEBALL CAMP (ages 6-12) teaches baseball fundamentals and develops individual player skill sets. FOOTBALL CAMP (ages 6-13) is for players to have fun and learn football fundamentals while building confidence and supreme character. BASKETBALL CAMP (ages 5-13) is designed for players to learn the fundamentals of the game, and the importance of teamwork, sportsmanship, and competitiveness. Campers will work on individual skills and participate in age-appropriate competitions and games. For all St. Luke’s Summer Sports Camps: Safety is the top priority. All campers must be fully vaccinated. Masks will be optional, but safety protocols may be revised at any time based on current health conditions.
  • Contact: [email protected] 
  • To register: Click Here
  • Follow them: Instagram and Facebook
  • Town: Newtown at Sticks & Stones Farm
  • Dates: June 27th – August 19th
  • Ages: 0-15 years old (We offer mini-camps for ages 0-5 with an adult caregiver, as well as full day drop off programs for ages 5-15).
  • Description: Our skilled nature mentors will introduce your child to primitive and naturalist skills by tailoring each camp day to match the natural curiosity of their campers. Campers learn 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 encountered throughout the day.
  • Registration: Opens February 17th | Scholarship applications are due by April 15th | Open enrollment closes May 1st
  • Contact: Email Stephanie Niles, Program Director, at [email protected] | (203) 843- 3112
  • Website: Twocoyotes.org
  • Location: Sticks & Stones Farm, 197 Huntingtown Road, Newtown

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