Camps across our area are preparing to help our kids have the best summer ever in 2021!
Get ahead of the game and get your kids registered for camp nice and early this year! Many are operating under limited capacity due to COVID-19 protocols, so space may be limited. Not to mention, registering early might even save you a few bucks!
The Stamford Moms 2021 Summer Camp Guide is here to help make the decision and registration process quick and easy, with all the info you need in one place! Scroll down for a list of local day camps, sports camps, academic camps and more! You’ll find the age range for each camp, dates, sessions, special offers and how to register!
Please check back often! We will be making updates as registrations open and we will provide 2021 COVID-19 protocols for camps as soon as the state of Connecticut releases that information.
ACTION ARTS SUMMER CAMP
Ages 3.5 – 12
1 – 12 Week sessions
Action Art Summer Camp is held inside a safe air-conditioned building with snack and lunch breaks outside in their flower filled patio, under colorful umbrellas. Half or full day of camp is available. Each week is different, so campers can do 1 to 12 weeks without feeling bored. Choice of art, karate and/or Lego. Combine two for a full day. Excellent adult supervision.
Space is limited so register early. Early drop-off and late pick-up available.
BARTLETT SUMMER CAMP
Enter K – Entering Grade 5
Weekly sessions June 21 – August 13
Bartlett camp programs offer immersion into the natural world through the exploration of the Arboretum’s 93 acres of forest and gardens. Programming is hands-on, and incorporates STEAM concepts (science, technology, engineering, art and math) in age appropriate contexts. In addition to week-specific programming, each camp segment allows time for games and relaxation appropriate to the age level. The aim is to make nature inviting and engagement fun.
CARDINAL SOCCER CAMP
Ages 3 – 18
June 28 – August 27
Celebrating its 18th year, Cardinal Soccer Camps offers 9 weeks of FULL AND HALF DAY CAMPS. The camp boasts an experienced staff of professional coaches who coach in local college, high school and club programs. Players are taught and inspired with a curriculum focused on individual skill development and challenged with fun daily competitions. At the end of each day the players enjoy full field games and tournaments. Cardinal also offers specialty camps for goalkeepers, strikers and those preparing for High School. Cardinal Soccer Camps is proud to boast that it is one of the only State Licensed Soccer Camps. This gives parents peace of mind knowing they are leaving their child with a camp that is approved and regulated by the of the Office for Early Childhood. Cardinal Soccer Camps follow all state regulations and protocols for preventing the transmission of COVID19.
Ages 3 – 17
1 – 11 week sessions, June 14 – August 27
Chelsea Piers Summer Camp in Stamford, CT is back and better than ever for 2021. With new offerings, camps for preschoolers up to collegiate training in hockey, gymnastics, tennis, ninja, lacrosse, soccer, squash, volleyball and more, Chelsea Piers has programs for everyone in the family to pursue their passions and fuel their athletic potential. Featuring favorite activities like swimming, water slides, skating and rock climbing, there is never a fear of a rain out, sunburn or heat exhaustion in their weatherproof, state-of-the-art and climate-controlled facility. Committed to providing a safe place for kids to socialize, stay active and release some of the stress that the pandemic has brought into their lives, Chelsea Piers has upgraded their air filtration systems, and implemented enhanced safety and cleaning protocols following all state guidelines. Not sure of your schedule? They have a flexible, worry- free enrollment.
Grades K – 12
Sessions June 28 – August 20
Curtain Call’s SUMMERSTOCK and SUMMERSTOCK JUNIOR workshops are full-day conservatory-style programs where students hone creative, performance and social skills. Under normal conditions, the programs can accommodate a maximum of 40 students per two-week session. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this number will likely be significantly reduced. Curtain Call is accepting reservations with a $50 deposit for the first 20 students in each two-week program. There are 4 separate, 2-week sessions. (Dates and times may be subject to change depending on COVID-19 guidelines. Check the website for updates.)
Summerstock Creative Theatre: June 28 – July 9. Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
For students entering grades 6 – 12.
Improv, Shakespeare & Modern Acting.
Summerstock Musical Theatre: July 12 – 23. Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
For students entering grades 6 – 12.
Acting, Singing & Dancing
Summerstock Junior Session One: July 26 – August 6. Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
For students entering grades K – 5.
Acting, Improv, Singing & Dancing.
Summerstock Junior Session Two: August 9 – 20. Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
For students entering grades K – 5.
Acting, Improv, Singing & Dancing.
DAY CAMPS @ THE J
Ages 18 months – 14 years
Weekly sessions, June 21 – August 13
In 2020, Day Camps@The J was the first camp to open in the Stamford area. With procedures and protocols in place, they remained open all summer with everyone safe and healthy. They’re ready to do it again this summer with programs for camper ages 20 months to 14 years.
They offer traditional day camp, a teen leadership program, and a hybrid theater camp, What A Production. Campers love Day Camps@The J because of the wide range of activities offered, from art to ziplines. They learn valuable life skills by boating on the lake, playing on the fields, creating in the art studio, making science experiments, and flying down the double ziplines.
Parents love them because they offer flexible weekly schedules, multi-week & sibling discounts, towel service, expert swim instruction, and ACA Accredited.
GREENWICH SUZUKI ACADEMY
Ages 3 – 10
June 28 – July 2 & Aug 16 – 20
Join the Jump Start to Twinkles Program held by the Greenwich Suzuki Academy! This fun, summer class will lay the fundamentals for learning to play an instrument. No experience is necessary! These instrument specific classes are offered for violin, viola, cello, or guitar. Limited Private Jump Start Sessions (3 private one-on-one lessons) are available by appointment, EMAIL to reserve a time. These classes can be tailored to individual needs and if desired allow students to explore several instruments.
HOLIDAY HILL CAMP
Ages 3 – 13 for Day Camp
Ages 3 – 5 for PreKamp Half Day
Ages 14 & 15 for CIT Program
1 – 9 week sessions, June 21 – August 20
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. They 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.
ITALIAN CENTER CAMP
Full Day, Entering K – Grade 8
Half Day, Age 4 – Grade 8
2, 4, 6 or 7 week sessions,
June 28 – August 13
For over 45 years, the IC camp has been the summer home for thousands of children in Fairfield County. The camp provides children with an opportunity to make lifelong friends, discover new experiences and create memories that last a lifetime! Camp activities include sports, swimming, arts and crafts, music, dance, gaga ball pit and nature as well as special events throughout the summer.
The IC offers full and half-day camps.
LONG RIDGE CAMP
Ages 3 – 14
(preschool – graduating middle school)
4, 6, 7 or 8 week sessions,
June 28 – August 20
Stamford’s very own Long Ridge Camp, Fairfield County’s leading summer day camp, is proud to be ringing in our 59th summer camp season in 2021! As an outdoor activity focused camp, we can’t wait for another summer camp season of starting new friendships, having fun, and creating lasting memories for years to come. *Spots are filling up early this year as we are complying with the latest state COVID regulations, including group sizes.* Schedule your virtual or in-person private tour today!
Elementary, Middle & High School
2 week sessions, June 1 – August 20
At Maritime Rowing, no experience is 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!
Ages 6 months – 8 years
Classes weekly, June 28 – August 22
Music Together of Fairfield County offers fun, engaging and educational music and movement classes for children ages 0 – 8! Your family will bond and share the “Joy of Family Music” in a Music Together Outdoor, Indoor, Online or Backyard/ Pod class available 7 days a week. Class types include: Musical Parenting for Babies, Mixed Ages, Rhythm Kids Drum Dance and Sing, Canta Y Baila Conmigo – Spanish language and music immersion. Flexible schedule offerings available during our 6 week or 3 week mini semesters. All families receive UNLIMITED ONLINE CLASSES upon registration. Siblings attend free of charge when registered for any online class.
OUTWARD BOUND COSTA RICA
Ages 14 – 18
2 week sessions, June – August
Choose from four Outward Bound Costa Rica summer courses or combine them to craft an ideal two-week to eight-week summer adventure rainforest trekking, whitewater rafting, surfing, sea kayaking, scuba diving, volunteering and more in Costa Rica and Panama! For the health and safety of participants, OBCR has made COVID-19 adjustments to all their upcoming courses.
PEAK PERFORMANCE SPORTS
Ages 6 – 14
June 21 – August 20
Peak Performance Sports Camps will allow the children the chance to play EVERYTHING they play during the school year in a Physical Education class, but during the Summer! They play Floor Hockey, Pinball, Battleship, Basketball, Tag Games, Wiffleball, Soccer, Flag Football, ga ga ball, dodgeball, capture the flag, team handball survivor and much, much, more! Best of all, the programs will be supervised by Physical Education Teachers, Certified Teachers and Coaches. Camp will be at Westhill High School and they also have At Home Sports Camps for a small private camp experience for those not ready for in-person camps.
Ages 3 – 14
3 session options, full & half day available, June 28 – August 13
Camp Playland offers door-to-door transportation & lunch. “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.
THE RUSSIAN SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS
Grades K – High School
6 week summer session, Courses begin July 5
The Russian School of Mathematics is an award-winning after school math enrichment program. This summer, students can choose from a variety of K-High School courses that will be taught in a live, interactive, virtual classroom setting during a 6 week summer session. Courses begin July 5.
ST. LUKE’S SPORTS CAMP
Ages 4 – 19
Weekly sessions, June 14 – August 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.
SUMMER AT ST. LUKE’S
Ages 4 – adult
1 & 2 week sessions, June 14 – August 20
Learn, connect and have fun this summer. Summer at St. Luke’s 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 their top priority with physical distancing, hygiene and mask protocols followed at all times. 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!
Grades 1 – 9
June 21 – August 20
Set sail with Camp SoundWaters this summer! Sailing, science, hands-on discovery, outdoor adventures, and working as a team create the ultimate summer experience for your child! Camp SoundWaters offers one week sessions with unique themes, activities, and experiments for campers entering
grades 1 – 9.
STAMFORD NATURE CENTER
18 months – Grade 7
Weekly sessions June 28 – August 13
Each of the Stamford Museum & Nature Center’s weekly camp sessions features a different theme, which is integrated into the activities and programs for the week, taking full advantage of the Stamford Museum & Nature Center’s unique setting. Programs are led by an experienced SM&NC Environmental Educator or Preschool Teacher to provide exciting and engaging interactive experiences both in the classroom and natural world.
STEPPING STONES CAMP
Ages 5 – 10 years
June 21 – 25, July 12 – 16, Aug 16 – 20
Stepping Stones Museum for Children will be offering a customized selection of the most popular Camp at Stepping Stones experiences. These offerings will be available virtually, and depending on state guidelines, in-person for small groups of children. These interactive half-day camps are jam-packed with playful learning explorations that open up the world of STEAM, social emotional learning and outdoor fun. 2021 virtual camps will run from 9:00 am to noon Monday through Friday.
SWEET BLUE SWIM ACADEMY
Ages 4 months – high school
June 7 – August 13
Sign-ups for Sweet Blue Swim’s summer session will begin in May, so create an account to stay on top of enrollment information! Their popular intensive series will be back, starting the week of June 7, and they will run for ten weeks through the week of August 9. Intensives are like mini-swim camps, running Monday to Friday, for an hour swim lesson each day of that week. They will run regular weekly classes on the weekends only. “We look forward to this summer being a safe and fun season! See you at the pool!” – Cristina & Amerigo
Ages 5 – 17 years
Weekly sessions, June 14 – August 27
To register in Darien, email Claudia@Kingshwytennis.com or call (203) 655-8769. Check the website here.
To register in Norwalk, email Staff@
UNION MEMORIAL PRESCHOOL
Ages 18 months – 6 years
Weekly sessions, June 14 – August 6
ART, PERFORMANCE & DANCE
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