Summer Camps on the Shoreline

Don’t have summer planned yet? It’s not too late. Here are a few of our favorite summer camp options for summer 2019…

Clinton, CT

Red Barn Children’s Center - Clinton, CT

Red Barn Children’s Center offers a recreational program which allows for freedom of choice and expression of individuality, as well as opportunity to participate in group activities with children of similar age.  With indoor and outdoor play, busy and quiet times, individual and group games; with learning to take turns, to play by the rules, to win or to lose, their program is designed to give the children a sociable, enjoyable, learning experience, to balance the academic experiences of the school year.   Program runs for 9 weeks starting in late June and extending until mid August. Your child may attend any combination of days and or weeks to meet your schedule however a minimum of two days for two weeks is required.  Registration opens during early January and extends through the end of July.  

Ages: 3.5 - 9.5
Available Dates: June 17 - August 16
Available Times: 9:00-noon (mornings only), 1:00pm-4pm (afternoons only), 9:00am-4:00pm (full days), early care available beginning at 8:00am

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Guilford, CT

Guilford Recreation Center - Guilford, CT

Camp Menukatuck

Camp Menunkatuck is located at Jacobs Beach on Seaside Avenue. The hours for regular camp will be Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Camp consists of a structured day where the individual groups will have a schedule to follow with activities to include archery, arts & crafts, sports, nature, creative games and kayaking. Each child will receive a Camp tee shirt that MUST be worn on trip days. The Parks and Recreation Department makes every effort to accommodate students with special needs. In this program, campers are mainstreamed into all facets of Camp Menunkatuck. They will participate, as their ability allows in swimming, crafts, boating, sports and special events as a member of the camp unit.

Ages: Entering grades 1-6
Available Dates:
June 17 - August 16
Available Times: Monday - Friday, from 8am to 3pm

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Pre-School Camp

Get ready for pre-school in this creative and educational summer camp! Activities include Fresh air fitness, nature, art, number/letter recognition and games. Please provide a snack (no nut products), beverage, change of clothes, wipes, disposable diaper (if needed) and apply any sunscreens be- fore arrival. There is a $20 Non-resident fee.

Ages: 2-3
Available Dates:
June 25-August 15 *no class on July 4th
Available Times: Tuesday & Thursday, from 9:00am - 11:30am

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Pre-School Camp

Get ready for pre-school or full day kindergarten in this crea- tive and educational summer camp! Campers will enjoy a mix of physical, imaginative and academic activities such as Fresh air fitness, nature, art, number/letter recognition and games. Please provide a snack and lunch (no nut products), beverage, change of clothes, wipes, and apply any sunscreens before arrival. Campers must be potty trained to attended. There is a $20 Non-resident fee.

Ages: 3.5-5
Available Dates:
June 24 - August 16
Available Times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9:00am - 1:00pm

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Get Out Way Out

Register your child for GOWO and be part of one of the most rewarding camp experiences in the area! This program is lead by our professional and experienced staff with the objective to build leadership skills, ex- plore all of Connecticut has to offer and above all else have fun.

Ages: Entering grades 7-9
Available Dates: June 24-August 15
Available Times: 8:00am - 3:00pm, available after-care until 5:30pm

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Guilford Racquet & Swim Club Summer Day Camp

GRSC Day Camp is located at 420 Church Street in Guilford, on the grounds of Guilford Racquet & Swim Club, across from the arts center and next to the police station. The property has an outdoor, solar-heated swimming pool, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, courts for both pickleball and paddle, a brand new playground, basketball and four square courts, an arts tent and a brand new Courtside Cottage.

Ages: 4-12
Available Dates:
June 17 - August 23
Available Times: 8:30am - 12pm (mornings only) or 8:30am - 4pm (full day)

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Madison, CT

Camp Laurelwood

Camp Laurelwood is a vibrant, nurturing community rooted in Jewish values and traditions that inspire campers and staff to learn, grow and explore, creating lasting memories that strengthen the community.

Ages: 2nd - 9th grade
Available Dates: June 24-August 9
Available Times: 9:00am - 4:30pm, with extended hours from 7:30am - 6:00pm

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The Country School Summer Program

Tiny Scientists

This camp offers young children the most engaging aspects of science by understanding information through arts and crafts, experiments, and outdoor activities. Students will participate in five unique theme-based days: outer space, life under the sea, life on land, basic chemistry, and nature/pollution.

Young scientists should prepare for a week of laughing, learning, and exploring in an entirely hands-on and minds-on way: hunting for dinosaur eggs, making elephant’s toothpaste, constructing ocean zones in a jar, and even defying the properties of liquids by creating Dr. Seuss’s infamous non-Newtonian oobleck.

Our mission is to bring out the inner scientist in every child, and for students to go home each day ecstatic and curious about the day to come. Join us to discover how much fun science truly is!

Ages:
4-6
Available Dates:
June 17 - 21
Available Times:
9am - 12pm

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Digital Photography

Let your child show you what the world looks like through his/her eyes!

Each day will begin with a focused lesson such as lighting, subject matter, and editing. Together we will travel around campus, explore the Blue Trail, and visit the Surf Club, snapping photos along the way and practicing the daily lessons.

Students will download their daily photos, decide which to delete, and then – as visual artists – edit the keepers for optimal effect. The week will culminate in a group presentation, showcasing the students’ best photographs.

It doesn't matter what camera your child uses. Seeing and thinking like a pro is the best place to start! However, students must bring a digital camera or iphone to camp each day.

Ages: 5th-8th grade
Available Dates: June 17 - 21
Available Times: 9am - 12pm

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Tiny Chefs

Cooking teaches children many important skills that will be carried with them throughout their lives; they practice basic math when measuring ingredients, learn to carefully follow instructions, explore different cultures, and work well in teams.

We want our campers to go home at the end of the day feeling proud of their work. Students will participate in five unique theme-based days centered around different cultures and meals. Together, we will be exploring what food looks like around the world, learning about the food pyramid, and creating dishes that look almost as amazing as they taste!

Ages: 5-7
Available Dates: June 17 - 21
Available Times: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

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Running

Spend five days at the start of summer (and, if desired, then two days a week throughout the summer) learning about and practicing the greatest and oldest sport in the world—cross-country and distance running. Featuring elite coaches, individualized instruction and scenic runs that often end with a swim, you’ll walk away—no, you’ll run away!—with an unforgettable experience and fine-tuned skills, hungry for the fall season to start. Our hands-on approach and expertise make this camp unique, whether you are a good runner trying to become great or a novice runner just learning the sport. Our coaches possess deep skills, both in the sport of running and as educators working with children. Your child will leave our camp at the end of the week or end of the summer a better athlete and a more confident student. We teach the campers about running, discipline, and motivation.

Ages: 9-14
Available Dates: June 24- 28
Available Times: 9:00am - 12:00pm

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Digital Photography

Let your child show you what the world looks like through his/her eyes!

Each day will begin with a focused lesson such as lighting, subject matter, and editing. Together we will travel around campus, explore the Blue Trail, and visit the Surf Club, snapping photos along the way and practicing the daily lessons.

Students will download their daily photos, decide which to delete, and then – as visual artists – edit the keepers for optimal effect. The week will culminate in a group presentation, showcasing the students’ best photographs.

It doesn't matter what camera your child uses. Seeing and thinking like a pro is the best place to start! However, students must bring a digital camera or iphone to camp each day.

Ages: 5th-8th grade
Available Dates: June 24- 28
Available Times: 9:00am - 12:00pm

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Tell Your Story in Spanish

Our little story books will cover tales from Spanish speaking countries. Using easy vocabulary to tell our story, we will discover the world of native characters by learning about their countries and traditions.

Besides writing our short story, we will learn the countries' traditional music, food, art and of course why the character is so special for the country.

  1. Puerto Rico ~ “Juan Bobo y el coqui”

  2. Cuba ~ "El Gallo De Bodas" Cuban story about rooster

  3. Mexico ~ Teresa y Pablo have a FIESTA!

  4. Spain ~ Don Quijote likes “churros y chocolate”

  5. Ecuador ~ “ Pepita la LLama”

Ages: 1st-3rd grade
Available Dates: June 24- 28
Available Times: 9:00am - 12:00pm

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Aspiring Young Engineers

Engineering Imagination, LLC provides high quality, entertaining, educational enrichment programs for youth. Programs focus on a unique, customized S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Architecture, Mathematics) curriculum.

Ages: 3rd-5th grade
Available Dates: June 24- 28
Available Times: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

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There’s even more opportunities at The Country School throughout summer. Learn about them all here!