2019 Camp & Summer Activity Guide - Newtown Moms

Newtown Moms mission is to give you the gift of time! Instead of going to hundreds of websites searching for camps, stashing away mailers and still thinking you might be missing something, we are providing you with some local camp options in one, easy to navigate place!

The Camps are separated into the below 4 categories. Enjoy – summer will be here before you know it!







Eagle Rock Day Camp is located in Washington, CT, with a direct bus from Newtown! Situated on 50 beautiful acres, we offer campers ages 4 to 13 a variety of activities and special events to make your children’s summer one they’ll never forget! Offering activities from Sports to Archery to Swimming to High Ropes, there is something for everyone! We also strive to make camp a great experience for parents, with flexible registration options and all-inclusive tuition that provides lunch, snacks, bus transportation, towel service, all activities, along with a camp tee shirt, backpack and water bottle! Check us out at www.eaglerockday.com.

Camp hours are 9AM – 4PM with extended care offered. View dates and rates here. Multiple bus stops in Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, New Milford, Newtown, and Sherman.

Mention Newtown Moms and save $25 when you register by April 1st.



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 to the BEST summer ever.  Activities include: Daily Swim lessons, Go-Karts, Cooking, American Ninja Warrior Course, Archery, Nature, Arts and Crafts, Boating, Paintball, Martial arts, Woodworking, Maker Space Cabin, Yoga, and Team Sports. In addition, HHDC provides attractive and nutritious meals to suit the needs of every camper.  HHDC provides bus transportation that is convenient and accessible to busy parents. 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.

View dates and rates here. Multiple bus stops in Newtown, Monroe, Southbury, and Woodbury.

Mention Newtown Moms and receive early bird pricing of $500/week if you register by 4/1.


In addition, all of our local Parks & Recreation departments offer summer day camp experiences for kids. Although schedules, for the most part have not been released, here are the links:

Newtown Parks & Recreation
Danbury Parks & Recreation
Bethel Parks & Recreation
Brookfield Parks & Recreation
New Fairfield Parks & Recreation
New Milford Parks & Recreation

Arts, Music, Theater, & More

Brookfield Craft Center’s Summer Youth Program is a great opportunity for anyone interested in exploring their creativity.  Our small camp groups enable students to receive individual attention in a warm, family-like atmosphere.  Our Summer Art Adventure Programs are one-week sessions with half-day and full-day options.  Every week, our campers will find a new adventure in craft led by trained, professional artists.  Explorations of culture, art history, and a wide variety of craft media allow them to grow as a maker. 

Some examples of classes we offer:
Ceramics – Tea for Two, Play with Clay, and To the Wheel and Beyond
Blacksmithing – Forge Fun and Advanced Blacksmith
Woodturning – Egg Kaleidoscope and Spoon Carving
Painting/Drawing – Masters & Me, Portraits, and Material Discoveries
Glass – Beads for Bestie and Fused Flowers
Jewelry – Metal Makers and Jewelry Juniors
Fiber – Looms & Littles and Felt Makers
Printmaking – Printing on Fabric
Sculpture – Creature Feature and Recycled Mixed Media
3D Printing – Minecraft Creations  

Ages 5-9 can look forward to activities that are geared specifically toward the energetic and creative minds.  Ages 10-17 can look forward to a more focused curriculum with elevated concepts that will allow them to grow creatively, expand their skill set, and begin to work independently.  

Click here to see dates and times. Mention Newtown Moms and receive 10% off if registered before May 31. Scholarships are available

Did you know that kids love spinach, beets and avocados? In cooking classes at Food Jules, kids learn how to create and enjoy delicious recipes using seasonal fruits and vegetables. We empower kids to chop, measure, cook, roll, mix and bake in teams with other kids. Cooking in a safe, positive, learning environment gives them the opportunity to grow their relationship with food and helps them make healthier eating choices. Plus, it’s so much fun!

Food Jules offers kids cooking classes from cooking camps, birthday parties, girl and boy scout workshops to private cooking lessons. Miss Liz also offers cooking classes for families, such as mommy & me classes and family cooking nights, teaching kids and families tips on cooking nutritious, clean food without sacrificing taste. Plus, Food Jules hosts allergy friendly cooking classes and helps families plan meals around dietary restrictions.

Our next cooking camp is this summer! Join us as we celebrate beautiful, sweet summer fruits and vegetables by creating delicious recipes together. Food Jules is offering two sessions for kids 6+ (w/o 8/5 and 8/12) and one teen session for 12+ (w/o 8/19). All sessions held Mon-Fri, 9-12 in Monroe. Visit our website for more information, follow us on Facebook or email [email protected]. Register today by clicking here! Bon Appetit!

The Giggling Pig offers children a creative outlet to keep them busy during the summer months. We are a licensed camp and staff are Epipen and CPR certified. Our camps are flexible, allowing families to book in for single days during the summer or a full week! This year our themes include everything from rainforest adventures to Unicorn magic and book making. Create lasting memories with The Giggling Pig this summer, and find out why everyone leaves a little happier!

Visit www.thegigglingpig.com or call (203) 919-1153 to register.

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:
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 17th 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!


Unmask your child’s creativity this summer in the all-new Camp Invention® program, Supercharged™, where children build confidence, learn to collaborate and transform their wild imaginations into epic creations.  Campers in grades K-6 will learn creative problem-solving skills while coding and programming futuristic robots, uncovering ancient fossils, designing high-tech superhero gadgets and exploring radio frequencies. Local educators will lead this action-packed program featuring exhilarating, hands-on STEM activities teaching children to question, explore, break through obstacles and embrace failure! Visit www.invent.org/camp or call 800-968-4332 to register.

Camp Invention has offered Newtown Moms a special code. Use promo code INNOVATE25L to save $25 (expires 3/22) or PLAY15LISTING to save $15 (expires 5/10).

Summer Camp is held at Sylvan Learning in Brookfield with full day and half day options. Campers will have plenty of open space and will go outside after lunch for fresh air.  Sylvan offers specialized classes throughout the day such as Robotics, Coding, Blogging, Writing Camp, and SAT/ACT Prep.

Not sure if our summer camp is right for your child? Find out why Sylvan is #1 for STEM in North America: The daily schedule starts with about 30 minutes of free play time, then group coding activities, take a snack break, finish up our group activity and/or end the day with a little more free play time. This is a really fun, creative way to expose the younger students to the concepts of programming, logic, and problem solving!

Campers will also have free play time with:

  • Coding, board games
  • Art and design projects
  • LEGOs and gears, just to name a few!

Camp begins the week of 6/24 and goes through the week of the week of August 19th. Full day rate is $395 and half day rate is $197.50. Click here to register.

Mention Newtown Moms and save $40 off the first week of camp when you register by 3/15.

Robotics And Beyond Summer STEM & Design Camps and Academy offers unique camp experiences for children ages 6 – 18.

Junior STEM or Coding camp: for students entering 1st or 2nd grade
Hands-on, age-appropriate activities in problem solving, creative thinking and teamwork involving mechanics, design, programming concepts, patterns, light, electronics and more.  Class sizes of 10 or less, three-to-one student to instructor ratio. Our Jr. Coding week is a great introduction to more fundamentals in programming.
Camp runs weekly from July 8-26, with AM & PM half day options. Week of July 22nd – July 26th, camp runs in the morning only. Weekly cost: $200
STEM & Design camp: for ages 8-16;
The best exposure to a wide variety of topics anywhere.  A great way to begin or develop skills for personal projects or prepare for high school and college.  Pick up to four topics from 20 titles such as electronics and circuit design, robotics (introduction and intermediate), graphic design, animation, game development, 3D modeling and 3D printing, drone aircraft, coding in Java, Python and Scratch, Minecraft server construction, microcontrollers and more.
Camp runs weekly from July 8-26, full-day from 9am-3pm with extended hours available. Weekly cost: $400-$480 depending on date of registration.
STEM & Design Academy:  for ages 13-18 or by permission
The Academy offers advanced high school and college prep level topics in Java, 3D modeling for mechanical design, drone aircraft and regulations, advanced robotics, game design with Unity, and Open Studio for personal projects and collaboration with other students or instructors.  Taught by college or highly advanced high school students or adults, these classes help students deepen their knowledge and sharpen their skills, and gain valuable perspective on topics they have greatest interest in.
Camp runs the week July 29th – August 2nd from 9AM – 4PM with extended hours available. Weekly cost: $400-$480 depending on date of registration.
Registration opens February 28th. Write to [email protected] to receive updates. After 2/28, visit here to register. 
Robotics & Beyond is providing the following codes dedicated to Newtown Moms readers. Use coupon code NEWTOWNMOMS for $20 off our full day STEM & Design camp or Academy, and NEWTOWNMOMSJR for $10 off our half-day Junior STEM or Jr. coding camp.



Bethel Ji Do Kwan Taekwondo is a school for students of all ages and abilities. The Do Jahn (school) is a place of learning for each student individually and as part of a group. Bethel Ji Do Kwan Taekwondo provides a place where a student can develop as a martial artist then apply the same skills to every aspect of life, school, home and work.  It’s not just kicking and punching and it’s more than physical and mental conditioning,  it’s about character building.  Respect, hard work, tenacity, perseverance, and patience are a few skills developed through the practice of martial arts. 1 hour classes throughout the week are offered in downtown Bethel’s Fitness Gym & Studio.

Classes are offered for ages 5 – adult. Click here for the schedule. You can follow the school on Facebook and Instagram.

Mention Newtown Moms when signing up for July and receive 50% off August. 





Newtown Youth Academy is offering a multi-sport camp for kids ages 5-12 this summer! Campers have the opportunity to experience up to four sports a day, with over 15 sports in one week. Every camp is directed and coached by our professional athletic staff who are trained to encourage maximum participation, good sportsmanship, and above all: FUN!!

During the mornings players will focus on developing their technique and skills within each sport, and gain learn new and exciting games. In the afternoon, players will be teamed up for fun and exciting matches and games. Good sportsmanship and teamwork earn points for each team throughout the week. Some of the sports played are: soccer, basketball, wiffleball, dodgeball, and more!

3 sessions will run this summer:
Session 1: 6/17 – 6/21
Session 2: 8/12 – 8/16
Session 3: 8/19 – 8/23

Camp runs each day from 9AM to 4PM, with extended day options. Cost per week is $210.

Stonecrest Farm’s Summer Program is a fantastic experience for ages 6+. The program runs from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m, with extended hours available. Each program includes riding, horsemanship, crafts, hikes and nature projects. Campers will meet new long lasting friends from surrounding towns and reunite with friends from past years. Sign up for one week or all four.

2019 Sessions:
July 8th – 12th
July 22nd – 26th
August 5th – 9th
August 19th – 23rd

Cost per week is $370 with extended day option.

Please visit the farm to meet the staff, the horses or to sign up for lessons.. Registration forms can be found online here. Please complete registration forms and mail in your deposit to ensure a spot!

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