2024 Summer Camp & Activities Guide | Newtown Moms

We’ve got our eyes on warmer weather, more relaxed schedules, and all thing summer here at Newtown Moms. With that being said, the summer months can be challenging to keep our kids entertained over the course of the nearly 3 month break from school. Our annual Summer Camp Guide aims to simplify the summer scheduling process for your family while presenting a variety of camp options that will keep your kids busy and having fun all summer long. From half day camps to full day camp options, please see the list below (in alphabetical order) of local programs.

  • Town: Newtown
  • Dates:  Session 1: July 8-12
    Session 2: July 29-Aug 2
    Session 3: Aug 5-9
    *Preschool classes will run on select dates throughout the summer.
  • Ages:  5-12 (Let’s chat to see if your child is a good fit outside this age range.)
  • Description: Get Outdoors this Summer and learn how to give pigs belly rubs, how to give gentle pets to goats, chickens, bunnies and more! 


    Abbotts Hill Farm & Rescue in Newtown is offering summer classes and programs where children will learn about and interact with a variety of farm animals.  Classes are educational, fun and  designed for children ages 18 months through 12! Take classes one day at a time or enroll in a weekly camp! See below for details on each program.

SUMMER CAMP 2024 (ages 5 – 12): Your child will have a unique, fun-filled outdoor camp experience at Abbotts Hill Farm and Rescue in Newtown. Educational opportunities include connecting with nature, learning about respectful animal interactions, habitat & care needs,  animal and nature themed arts & crafts, games, yoga and more.

PRESCHOOL AGE CLASSES (18 months – 4 years): Little Farmers & Me Classes provide an opportunity for you and your little one to attend class together and bond with the animals at Abbotts Hill Farm and Rescue! Each class will feature various activities that you can do at your own pace such as arts and crafts, farm-themed toys, sensory bin exploration and of course time to interact and play with the animals on the farm! Each class finishes with a group activity such as storytime, music or yoga.

  • Town: Newtown
  • Dates: Weekly Camps Between June 17th – August 30th (11 Weeks).
  • Hours: 9AM-3PM (July 4th week has a different schedule).
  • Extended Care: Early drop-off at 8:00am and late pick-up at 4:00pm available. Pricing for both early and late is $100/week. For one is $60. Inquire about selecting your option and completing your purchase at [email protected] following your camp registration.
    Ages: 7-17 (varies by camp)
  • Cost: $450 per week ($550 for Game Creation). Save with Early Bird pricing when registering before the end of May.
    • $375 when Registering Before March 31st (code: 24SUMMERMARCH)
    • $400 when Registering Before April 30th (code: 24SUMMERAPRIL)
    • $425 when Registering Before May 31st (code: 24SUMMERMAY)
    • Cost is $450 from June onward, unless a Membership is purchased, which discounts all purchases by 20%.
  • Description: Have your child join us for a Summer of fun at Affinity Esports! We have a power packed schedule, including camps for aspiring competitors, casual gamers, content creators, coders, and girls in gaming. Our camps cover 30 hours of engaging activities that drive socialization, skill development, and passion. Our days are balanced between the camp’s theme, education around healthy gaming habits, and regular screen breaks. While away from their screen, your child can be found taking walks, doing quick exercise drills, pausing for regular hydration, eating lunch outside, completing team building activities, or playing tabletop games. During the week, your kids will spend roughly half of their time away from the screen, being socially engaged, and fusing their passion for the digital world into peer-to-peer interactions, critical skill development, and new perspectives. Our camps are made possible and enhanced through the support of industry experts, experienced coaches and instructors, well-rounded camp counselors, and our amazing partners at Post University’s Esports Department. Nestled along the Pootatuck River (inside Rocky Glen State Park), Affinity Esports is paving the way to healthier gaming experiences by providing a safe community meeting space for kids and teens to play games and interact with their peers all while learning technology and problem-solving skills. Their studio space features more than 1,500 square feet of gaming PCS, streaming setups, big screen TVs, whiteboards, and Nintendo Switches! Affinity Esports offers year-round classes for gamers ages 7-17 at all skill levels from beginner to more competitive.
  • Organization & Leadership Team: Learn more about our team and organization at https://www.affinityesports.gg/about.
  • Contact: Mark Kilpatrick at [email protected].
  • Website: Registration now open! Register by visiting https://www.affinityesports.gg/summer-camps.
  • Location: 27 Glen Road, Fourth Floor, Sandy Hook, CT 06482
  • Town: Brookfield
  • Dates: Week One – June 24 – June 28
    Week Two – July 8 – July 12
    Week Three – July 22 – July 26
    Week Four – August 5 – August 9
  • Ages: 8 – 11. Check individual class information for available age ranges.
  • Description: The 2024 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 safe environments.
    Classes will be limited in size to insure one on one instruction.

    Weekly half-day and full day programs will be offered:
    Week One – June 24 – June 28
    Week Two – July 8 – July 12
    Week Three – July 22 – July 26
    Week Four – August 5 – August 9

    A lunch session (registration required and students bring their own lunch) is available for children staying on campus between the morning and afternoon sessions.

    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]

  • Registration: Opens March 15th. Please click here to register.
  • Contact: Valerie Culbertson at [email protected]
  • Website: www.brookfieldcraft.org
  • Location: 286 Whisconier Road, Brookfield, CT


  • Town: Washington
  • Dates: June 24th until August 16th
  • Ages: 4-14
  • Description: Days at Eagle Rock are exciting and filled with activities and choices. Each session, campers are placed in small groups based on their age and grade with at least one counselor. The Eagle Rock Day Camp program is designed with the age and development of each child in mind, providing a balance of athletic and non-athletic activities. Campers will have both scheduled activities, where they can try everything that Eagle Rock has to offer, as well as afternoon electives, where they can really focus on what interests them.
  • Registration: https://www.eaglerockday.com/enroll-now/
  • Contact: Christine Williams, [email protected] or by phone at (860)868-9200
  • Website: www.eaglerockday.com
  • Location: 27 Mt. Tom Rd., Washington, CT 06777. Bus transportation is available from Newtown, Southbury, and Brookfield!
  • Town: Prospect, CT
  • Dates: June 24th – August 16th (2 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: $1250 per two-week session
  • 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 director@holidayhilldaycamp.com | (203) 387-2267
  • Website: Click Here | Summer Yearbook Video: Click HERE
  • Location: 43 Candee Rd, Prospect, CT
  • Holiday Hill Summer 2023 from Camp Holiday Hill on YouTube
  • Town: Newtown
  • Dates: June 17th – August 16th
  • Ages: 3 – 14
  • Hours of Operation: 9AM – 3PM
  • Description: HVWS Summer Camp is a day camp for children ages 3-14. Offering two groups—Explorers, for PreK-1st grade students—and Artists, for 1st-8th graders—HVWS Day 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, and the surrounding areas.
  • Registration: Click here to register.
  • Contact: Marcela Perez by email at [email protected] or by phone (203)364-1113
  • Website: https://www.waldorfct.org/camp/
  • Location: 40 Dodgingtown Road, Newtown, CT
  • Town: Newtown
  • Dates: 6/17 – 8/23
  • Hours of Operation: 7:00AM – 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 17th to August 23rd.  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, CT 06470
  • Location: Newtown, Monroe & Trumbull
  • Dates: Spring Session April 1st , Summer Session July 1st! 
  • Ages: Birth – 8 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.

Babies Classes: Learn about you infants musical development, how to initiate musical play as well as respond to musical sounds and movements your Baby is expressing. We will create playful, stimulating activities as well as beautiful bonding moments.  Meet other parents, share milestones, sing, dance and play – together. 

Music Together Mixed Age Classes (0-5yrs) 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 -8 yrs old with parent and caregiver. It is an opportunity for children to experience their first musical instrument, to care for, 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! At home music materials.

  • Town: Newtown
  • Dates:
    • Treadwell & Dickinson Day Camps: Weekly (Monday-Friday) June 24 – August 16 (last week is Dickinson Day Camp only)
    • Teen Travel Adventure Camp: Weekly June 24 – July 6
    • Special Interest Camps: Weekly June 24 – August 19
  • Hours:
    • Treadwell & Dickinson Day Camps: 9am-3pm, Extended Day options for 8-9am & 3-6pm.
    • Day Camp Summer School Option: 12-3pm, Monday-Thursday) & 9am-3pm Friday
    • Teen Travel Adventure Camp: camp begins 8-9am and ends 3-6pm (depending upon day trips)
  • Cost:
    • Treadwell & Dickinson Day Camps: Residents $185 per week | Non-Residents $240 per week
    • Teen Travel Adventure Camp: $375 weekly, with the exception of the week of July 1 which is $235. All 5 weeks is $1,560.
    • Special Interest Camps: prices vary per camp


  • Description:
        • Treadwell & Dickinson Day Camps (Ages 4-12): Newtown Parks and Recreation Day Camps will provide your child with the Best Summer Ever! Daily activities are designed to enhance each camper’s competence, connections, character, confidence and in the long term, their individual contribution to our community. One of the ways in which we achieve these goals is by providing challenging activities in both small and large group settings. In addition to swimming, sports and other traditional outdoor camp activities, we provide experiences that connect campers to the natural environment of our town parks. Camp staff is chosen carefully and trained to provide campers with a fun and supportive atmosphere. Our staff members facilitate an environment where campers can learn new skills, make friends, and most importantly develop self-confidence. Newtown Parks and Recreation’s Summer Day Camps provide the opportunity for your child to feel safe, run, sing, laugh and grow.
        • Teen Travel Adventure Camp (Ages 11-16): We have an exciting adventure planned for your teens this summer! Fees for our all-inclusive Teen Travel Adventure Camp include admission and transportation for all trips/adventures. Fun-filled daily trips include water parks, kayaking/canoeing, paintball sports, amusement parks, ropes course, zoo visit and go-cart rides.
        • Special Interest Camps (4-17): Newtown Parks and Recreation offers a diverse line-up of special interest camps including Sports (basketball, soccer, flag football, golf, Lacrosse, tennis, multi-sports), Esports (Gaming & Related Skills), Arts (film-making, drawing/painting/sculpture, knitting, dance, modeling, acting, singing), Culinary, Martial Arts and more.
  • Contact: Register at www.newtown-ct.gov/parks-recreation. Contact Parks and Rec by email at [email protected] or by phone at 203-270-4340
  • Locations:
    Newtown Parks and Recreation, 8 Simpson Street, Newtown, CT 06470
    Dickinson Day Camp: Dickinson Memorial Park, 50 Elm Drive & Brushy Hill Road, Newtown, CT 06470
    Treadwell Day Camp: Treadwell Memorial Park, 47 Philo Curtis Road, Sandy Hook, CT 06482
    Teen Travel Adventure Camp: Departs daily from Newtown Middle School, 11 Queen Street, Newtown, CT 06470
  • Town: Newtown at Sticks & Stones Farm
  • Dates: June 24th – August 16th
  • 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 16th | Scholarship applications are due by April 15th | Open enrollment closes May 1st
  • Contact: Email Tatiana@twocoyotes.org | (203) 843- 3112
  • Website: Twocoyotes.org
  • Location: Sticks & Stones Farm, 197 Huntingtown Road, Newtown

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