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The GreenwichMoms.com Ultimate Guide to Summer 2017

Action Arts Summer Camp
Fun camp run by owners Rick & Jacqui Zimmerman. Camp is held inside in safe, air conditioned buildings with lunch and breaks outside on our patio. Half or full day of camp available. Each week is different so campers can do one to nine weeks. June 22-August 21.  Ages 4&1/2-12. Choice of Art, Lego, Karate, or Combine for full day. Excellent adult supervision.  Space is limited so register early. Early drop off and late pick up available.

Art: Ages 5-12 (4&1/2 considered):  1 to 11 weeks; Mon.-Fri. 10:00-1:00 or 12:00 -3:00. This camp is for the creative child who loves art. Kids learn to mix colors, draw, paint on canvas, and more. AM/PM camps are different, so full day campers won’t get bored. Add Lego, more art, or Karate for longer day.

Lego: Ages 4&1/2-12; 1 to 11 weeks; Mon-Fri: 12:00-3:00. Campers relax, build and play with Lego. Instructors encourage creativity and imagination. Lego builds more than just buildings; they build minds and friendships too. Kids will take a break to play games in our gym. Add Art or Karate for longer day.

Karate: Ages 5-11;  1 to 11 weeks; Mon-Fri 10:00-1:00 Camp held in Old Greenwich Karate gym, a safe, air conditioned environment. This camp is for the active child who wants to learn Karate and play Sensei Rick’s fun games. Add Art or Lego for longer day.
Action Arts Studio, 242 Sound Beach Ave
203 637 2685
http://www.actionartschool.com

Audubon Summer Nature Day Camp
JUNE 26 – AUGUST 18
Camp Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Extended Care: Late Pick-up Available from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. ($50 per week)
Cost per Week
Grades K-5 • $400 members; $435 non-members
Grades 6-9 • $450 members; $485 non-members
Weekly Themes:
•    Session 1: Creepy Crawlies ǀ June 26 – 30
•    Session 2: Aquatic Adventures 1 ǀ July 3, July 5 – 7
•    Session 3: Tracks and Traces ǀ July 10 – 14
•    Session 4: Feathered Friends ǀ July 17 – 21
•    Session 5: Scales and Slime ǀ July 24 – 28
•    Session 6: Aquatic Adventures 2 ǀ July 31 – August 4
•    Session 7: Backwoods Explorers ǀ August 7 – 11
•    Session 8: Twilight Investigations ǀ August 14 – 18
Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road
203-869-5272
http://greenwich.audubon.org/summer-nature-day-camp

Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich
Camp Simmons – GREAT Outdoor Adventures!
Ages 6-12; Starts Monday after school ends; 9 weeks
Clubhouse Camp – GREAT Indoor Fun! Ages 6-12; Starts Monday after school ends; 8 weeks
Teen Camp – GREAT Place for Teens! Co-Ed Ages 13-15; Starts Monday after school ends; 8 weeks
Camp Simmons, Clubhouse
203-869-3224
http://bgcg.org

Bridges Summer Session 
This program with three two-week sessions is designed for threes and fours. We will group children by gender, age and sibling schedules. Program includes: Extended Art Activities, Outdoor Sculpture, Collage, Woodworking, Outdoor Activities, and Water Play. Science and Art activities are planned in conjunction with the Bruce Museum.
Schedule:
Fours: Monday -Friday 8:45-11:45 am
Threes: Monday -Friday 8:30-11:30 am

Session One June 26-July 7
Session Two July 10-21
Session Three July 24- August 4
296 Valley Road, Cos Cob
203-637-0204 for registration form
http://www.bridgesschool.org

Bruce Museum
The Bruce Museum Seaside Center at Greenwich Point Park educates visitors about the ecology of Long Island Sound. Live-animal marine tanks, seashore dioramas, and free, drop-in activities for all ages. Tues. – Sun 11am – 5pm. Custom environmental programs available for groups. June 25 – Sept 4
Greenwich Point Park, Seaside Center, Old Greenwich
203-413-6756 Cynthia Ehlinger
http://brucemuseum.org

Camp Playland
Registration for Camp Playland is ongoing
Camp Dates: Monday, June 26th – Friday, August 18th
Minimum enrollment is 2 weeks
Campers: ages 3 to 14
Door-to-door bus transportation from Greenwich. 18 acre campus in New Canaan
Camp Playland, 802 Ponus Ridge in New Canaan
http://www.campplaylandofnewcanaan.com

Camp Seton
Outdoor program geared towards boys! Boating, swimming, archery, nature, Scout skills, climbing, fishing & more for Boys, Grades 2-8. Camp hours are Monday – Thursday 9AM-4PM, Friday 9AM-3PM
363 Riversville Rd, Greenwich
203-869-8424

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http://greenwichscouting.org

Chelsea Piers
Registration is Underway!
Camp Dates: Monday, June 19th – Friday, September 1st
Camps are available in half-day (3-6 years) and full-day options (5-18 years)
Chelsea Piers Summer Sports Camps offer full and half-day camps for kids ages 3 to 18 in a wide variety of sports from June 19 – September 1. Camps focus on an active curriculum and are run by expert instructors, including NCAA All-Americans, professional athletes and decorated coaches. Their state-of-the-art, air-conditioned facilities span over 465,000 sq.-ft., providing a dynamic camp environment for athletes of all levels. Register online for Summer Camp, or call 203.989.1100. Sign up by April 28, 2017 and receive an Early Bird discount.
Chelsea Piers, One Blachley Road in Stamford
203.989.1000
https://www.chelseapiersct.com/summer-camp/overview/

Coding with Kids
Dates:July 10 – Aug 21 (one week sessions); Half Day 9am–12pm / 1pm–4pm or Full Day 9am–4pm
Ages: K-10th grade
Description: Coding with Kids camps are a place for coders to unleash their creativity and take the next step on the Coder’s Ladder. Tech-savvy instructors will guide small groups of campers as they unleash their creativity to build games, interactive stories, websites, programmable circuits, and more. Campers will receive personalized instruction and collaborate with new friends. After camp, kids will be able to share projects with family and friends. We have camps for Little Coders (5-7), Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Students as well as those that want to learn to modify their Minecraft environments with our MINECRAFT MODDING Camps. Know that while the camp structure remains the same week-to-week, each week of camp will contain different projects and activities to advance your child’s learning. At Coding with Kids we are inspiring the next generation of innovators.
Registration: Now open
Contact: Email guy.delisi@codingwithkids.com
Website: http://codingwithkids.com/camp/
Location: Connecticut Dance Theater

Dance Adventure
Summer Camp Weeks (3 1/2 – 6 YRS) • Jun 12, 2017 – Sep 1, 2017
Monday-Friday, 9:00am-12:00pm
Price: $299 per Week
MORNING SESSION 9:00AM-12:00PM
Each morning includes a dance class, art projects/crafts, a mid morning snack break, storytelling with dance and special activities that relate to the theme of the week.
PRE-TAP LUNCH EXTENSION (Optional) 12:00PM-1:30PM
Price: $149.00 Per Week
Created for children ages 4 and up, dancers enjoy having lunch together before taking a 45 minute Pre-Tap class.
Space is very limited. We recommend that you register early.
36 Sherwood Place, Greenwich
203-625-0930
https://www.danceadventure.com/camps.cfm

ESF Summer Camps
Co-ed ages 3 – 17
1-9 Week Options, June 19–August 18, 2017
Mon – Fri, 9am – 3pm, extended day options
Greenwich Academy, 200 N Maple Avenue
203-869-4444

2017 Camp Offerings
http://esfcamps.com

Eagle Hill School Summer Program
The Eagle Hill Summer Programs – Academic (ages 5 – 12), Afternoon Activities (ages 5 – 12), and Middle School Workshop (grades 6 – 9) – are educational extensions of the philosophy and strategies for learning used in the regular program. Learning is multi- sensory, students are grouped according to skills rather than grade level, and there is a specific focus on finding innovative methods to encourage learning. All programs are taught primarily by Eagle Hill faculty.
45 Glenville Road, Greenwich
203-622-9240
http://eaglehillschool.org

Filmmakers Ink
Filmmakers Ink brings professional filmmakers to work with kids and teens creating their movies from script–to-screen. Learn invaluable tools for media content creation. Intensive Filmmaking/Acting for 11 – 15 years old and a Special FX Filmmaking program for 8 – 10 years old. Info/Register on our site. Let’s Make Movies!
Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center, Glenville
413-320-6071 Patrick McCullough
http://Filmmakers-Ink.com

First Church Preschool Summer Program
June 19th – July 28th
At the Summer Program at First Church Preschool, kids ages 3 – 5 will have a blast!  Our nurturing, experienced, professional staff will prepare a variety of arts & crafts, water play, sports, music, nature exploration, science experimentation and discovery, and playground time activities.  We provide a snack; Preschool Program participants bring a lunch from home.

Sign up for any single week of our six-week program, or, come all six weeks if you like!  One registration form must be completed for each child to be enrolled. Our summer program is appropriate for children who have not yet started kindergarten, and who will turn 3 years of age by 12/31/17 AND ARE TOILET TRAINED.
First Congregational Church, 108 Sound Beach Ave., Old Greenwich
203-637-5430
http://firstchurchpreschool.org/summer-program-info-registration/

First Presbyterian Church Nursery School Summer Camp
Enroll in “Camp Presby,” where learning is fun! There are 6 exciting weekly themes planned, integrating art, fitness, cooking, exploration, and special events. Each day includes water play, art and crafts, storytelling, music, outdoor play, games, and snack time. Camp is taught by the wonderful FPCNS teachers. It is available to children ages 2.5 – children entering Kindergarten.
Monday- Thursday (beginning June 5)
9am-12pm Incoming 3s
9am-1pm Incoming 4s and Kindergarten
First Presbyterian Church Nursery School, 37 Lafayette Place
fpcgns.org/summercamp
203-869-7782

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Camp Gan Israel of Greenwich
If you are looking for a wonderful, loving, and fabulous day camp, you have come to the right place! Camp Gan Israel has been providing a unique Jewish summer camp experience to our campers and families since 1997. The relationships that our campers form with their counselors provide the foundation for the Camp Gan experience for which we are known. We focus on creating a nurturing and supportive environment where every child feels a sense of belonging.  Ages 2-14.  Speciality sports, theater and more available.
Email: camp@campgan.com
Camp Gan Israel of Greenwich, 270 Lake Avenue
203-629-9059
http://www.campgan.com

Girl Scouts of CT
Make new friends, sing silly songs, build a campfire, hike the trails – adventures await at GSOFCT Summer Camps! ALL girls ages 5 to 17 are welcome! With both day and resident camps to choose from, there is sure to be one just for you! Not only do we provide great traditional camp activities, but GSOFCT summer camps helps you expand your horizons while having fun and enjoying the adventure of learning and connecting with the world around you.

Day and resident camp opportunities are open to girls going into grades 1 to 12.
Day camps are located in Bristol, Manchester, Weston, Milford, Oxford, and Lebanon, CT.
Resident camps are located in Lebanon, CT and Tolland, MA.
Clatter Valley is a day camp that only operates for one week in New Milford, CT.
Bus transportation from surrounding towns is available at all day camps except Clatter Valley. One and two-week programs are available.
Leadership opportunities for girls entering grades 7-12 are available at all GSOFCT camps.
(203) 239-2922    camp@gsofct.org
http://www.gsofct.org

Grand Slam Tennis Club
Kids Love Grand Slam Tennis Club! Sign Up Now for Summer Tennis Programs
Weekly, Daily, Half-Day Program Options; Beginners to Tournament Level
Grand Slam Tennis Club
Ivan Lendl Tennis Center
914-234-9206
http://grandslamtennisclub.com

Greenwich Academy Summer Program
Programs encourage boys & girls to imagine, discover and create. They are taught by Greenwich Academy’s experienced teachers on our beautiful campus, including the new state of the art Design and Engineering Lab. Multiple sessions & variety – Lego robotics, building workshops, farming & a variety of creative art experiences. Weeklong classes – June & July – half-day & full-day sessions – Boys & Girls – Grades Pre-K – 12.
203-625-8967

GreenwichAcademy
http://greenwichacademy.org/summer

Greenwich Country Day School Summer Camp
Co-ed summer camp for Ages 3 – 13
401 Old Church Road, Greenwich
203-863-5677
http://gcds.net/summercamp

Greenwich Dept of Parks and Recreation Summer Camps
The Dept. of Parks and Recreation will be offering a wide variety of camps to meet the needs and interest of all children in Greenwich. We will be offering Kamp Kairphree for children 5 – 12 yrs, Greenwich Adventurers for children 8 – 15 yrs, Art and Music Camp for children in grades 3 – 8, and Skatepark camps and clinics for children 6 – 14 yrs old. Also summer swim lessons, and our special soccer with Aldwin camps will be available.
http://www.greenwichct.org/government/departments/parks_and_recreation/recreation_programs_summer_camps_information_applications/youth_programs/summer_camps_programs/

Greenwich Historical Society History and Art Camp
The Greenwich Historical Society Summer History and Art camp is held on the grounds of National Historic Landmark Bush-Holley Historic site and offers children in grade two through seven a highly interactive summer experience designed around the artifacts and art in Bush-Holley House.
39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob
203-869-6899
http://greenwichhistory.org/camp

Greenwich Racquet Club Tennis Sports Camp
The Greenwich Racquet Club offers both a tennis only camp and a tennis sports camp. The tennis sports camp is primarily tennis, but also includes indoor soccer and basketball. Students are placed according to age and skill set, using the correct court size, balls, and racquets. Fun drills and games are implemented to develop proper technique. footwork, and ball control. This popular camp program runs in weekly sessions, Monday thru Friday, June 26 thru August 25.
8 & Under 9am – 12pm
10 & Under 9am – 1pm
12 & Under 9am – 1pm
Air conditioned indoor courts – rain or shine
One River Road
203-661-0606

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Greenwich Art Society Mini Art Camp
Monday to Friday, June 26 – 30
Morning program, ages 6 to 8 10:30-12:00 • $360 for 5 days.
Afternoon program, ages 9 to 12 12:30-3:30 • $460 for 5 days.
Children will have the chance to explore a variety of media during this camp, learning new skills and improving on old ones in a creative, relaxed atmosphere. All materials supplied.
299 Greenwich Ave
203-629-1533
http://www.greenwichartsociety.org

Greenwich Community Sailing
Greenwich Community Sailing is proud to announce the opening of registration for the 2017 summer program. Programs are for ages 8-16, one and two week programs. Their highly qualified and US Sailing certified instructors look forward to providing safe and fun learning experiences on the water. Classes are filling up fast so please give us a call or register on-line today.
http://www.greenwichsailing.com

MagicDance Toddler
Creative Movement, Dance, Music, Art, and Nature Camp Ages 1 to 3 (& Siblings 4 to 5). Tues. 9:15 – 11:15 AM June 6 to Aug. 8 Classes held at Audubon Greenwich. Dance, song, art, outdoor circle, hands on nature museum exploration, and nature walks to visit the butterfly garden, frog pond, and turtles.
Audubon Greenwich
203-981-4704
http://magicdance.com/toddler/Summer_Camp.html

Old Greenwich Tennis Academy (OGTA)
The Junior Summer tennis program offers children of all ages and abilities the opportunity to learn solid tennis fundamentals through guided-discovery learning. All levels of play participate in team competitions, singles and doubles round robins- they will work on ball control, court movement, fitness, sportsmanship and much more.
3 hours instruction daily
Strategy and fundamentals
Games and fun
5-6 students per instructor for beginners
4 students per instructor for advanced players
Schedule
Monday – Friday: Rain or Shine 9:30am – 12.30pm. AM only
Session 1 (two weeks): June 26 – July 7
Session 2 (two weeks): July 10 – July 21
Session 3 (two weeks): July 24 – August 4
Session 4 (two weeks): August 7 – August 18
AGES 8 – 16
Tennis Fee: $300 per week (5 days)
151 Sound Beach Ave. Old Greenwich 
203-637-3398
http://oldgreenwichtennisacademy.com/junior-programs/summer/

Putnam Indian Field School Summer Program
A great first summer camp experience for toddlers through pre-kindergarten children. PIFS is a special place…with special teachers…and lots of fun things to do. Play is encouraged and enriched with art, music, movement, literature and nature exploration. Contact the school for a visit and additional information.
June 26 through July 28 Half-Day Program Monday-Thursday Ages 2-5
101 Indian Field Road, Greenwich
203-661-4629
http://pifs.net/summer-camp/

Riverside School of Music
Stringed Instruments Music Camp for Beginners and young musicians:  Try a new instrument in this short, fun learning experience! Improve your playing in intensive lessons and master classes!
One to two weeks Mini Camp: August 15-19 and August 22-26, 2016
Instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass
Level: Beginning through advanced
Daily Activities from 9 AM to 11 AM:
Campers spend time each day on a variety of activities:
-Begin a new instrument and enjoy an easy introduction to the wonderful world of stringed instruments!
-Performance instruction for advanced students
-Individual and group lessons
-Listen to orchestral music
-Music theory
-Play musical games
-Improvisation workshops
$200/week – includes sheet music, daily snack and juice
Instruments: Rental instruments available on premises
401 East Putnam Ave, Greenwich/Cos Cob
203-661-9501
http://riversideschoolofmusic.org/summer-camp-activites/

OGRCC 
MKS Pro Soccer Camp
Together with OGRCC partner Mickey Kydes (Mickey Kydes Soccer MKS), we offer a week-long Pro Soccer camp for children aged 4 to 12yrs.  The focus is on creative play and development. Think, Act and Be Creative.  This camp is an excellent pre-season program designed to enhance your soccer skills before fall leagues commence.  Enrollment is on a first come, first serve basis.

Summer Painting
Budding artists will learn to draw and paint and become acquainted with the master artists.
Your child will thrive in our warm, nurturing and fun creative summer art camp for kids ages 6-14 (other ages will be considered) This is a joyous and unique summer art camp experience that is loved by parents and kids alike, our young  budding artists have a blast daily as they:
•    Create multiple art projects through painting, drawing, mixed-media & more
•    Receive one-on-one art instruction with professional artists
•    Enjoy customized, encouraging art studio instruction
•    Discover the world of famous artists
•    Tap into creativity with child-friendly paintings on canvas, pastels, and charcoal.
•    Practice true self-expression

Sandpipers Beach Camp
Arts & crafts, field trip to Island Beach, games and beach activities planned with an emphasis on promoting sportsmanship, commitment, respect,  and kindness.  Sample activities include scavenger hunts, kindness games, dance party, sidewalk chalk, classic games, water balloon games, kite flying and more.  Each child receives a t-shirt and an outdoor experience they will never forget!
NEW! This year we will be integrating the activities into sessions based on the values of sportsmanship, respectfulness, honesty, and kindness. We are thrilled to partner with the award-winning book, The SMART Playbook!  Our improved activities  will integrate SMART games from the books to help children gain confidence, character, and empathy. Everyone will have a chance to earn ‘Proud Piper’ stickers and awards!
Sandpipers Camp is licensed by the State of Connecticut Department of Health Services.
IMPORTANT! Ages 3yrs to 10yr olds. (Age determined by how old your child is ON April 1st, 2017 – NO EXCEPTIONS)
For all registered campers, all appropriate paperwork must be turned in by May 29th, 2017 or child will NOT be permitted in camp. If you register after May 29th, all paperwork must be filled out immediately after registration and turned in!

Tennis
Each participant will learn a different stroke daily. This camp includes instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. There is also an optional cross-training component to this camp to facilitate coordination as well as improve endurance. Games such as soccer and kickball will be played. Children will receive a minimum of 2 hours of on-court instruction each day. Children should bring a small nut-free snack each day.
OGRCC
203-637-3659

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http://www.myogrcc.org/page/show/2364242-registration

Steve DeMasco’s Shaolin Studios
July 17-21st and August 21st-25th
9am-1pm
$295 for the whole week
$75 for individual days
40% off family members

Includes:
marital arts training
games
arts and crafts
board breaking
contests and prizes
SDSS Greenwich, 397 E. Putnam Ave
1-203-661-5501
http://sdsskungfu.com/martial-arts-in-greenwich-connecticut/

Summer Institute at King
Fun Camp Sessions for Kindergarten – Grade 6
Session 1: June 19-June 23, 2017
Session 2: June 26-June 30, 2017
Session 3: July 5-July 7, 2017
Session 4: July 10-July 14, 2017
Session 5: July 17-July 21, 2017
Session 6: July 24-July 28, 2017
Sports Camp – In addition to providing academic and artistic opportunities for growth, Summer Institute offers athletic camps for those students who want to engage their bodies along with their minds, and push themselves to be their best in a variety of sports. All sport camps are run by a King Varsity Coach. Players will be able to gain individual instruction from the area’s top coaching staff. The coaches are interested in developing skills and building better teammates through drills and scrimmages.
The King School, 1450 Newfield Ave in Stamford
203-322-3496, Ext. 500
https://www.kingschoolct.org/summer-institute/fun-camp

Whitby School Summer Program
Early Childhood Program 18mo – 5Y
Sessions run weeks of June 26, July 3 (four day week), July 10, July 17 and July 24. You must choose to participate in a 3, 4 or 5 week session. Programs are designed for children 18 months through 5 years.
Half day session runs 9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Session Costs:
Three week session: $1,260
Four week session: $1,750
Five week session: $2,160

Enrichment Program 6-11Y
This is not the average run-of-the-mill summer program that uses high school students as instructors and counselors. At Whitby, children ages 6-11 will spend the summer with professional and experienced instructors including high school coaches, former world champions and a Chess GrandMaster. One week sessions run June 26, July 10, July 17, July 24. Programs are designed for children 6-11 years old. Children will be divided into groups with age-like peers (6-8 years, and 9-11 years)
Half day session: 9:00 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Full day session: 9:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Session Costs:
One week of half day sessions: $325
One week of full day sessions: $550
Whitby School, 969 Lake Ave
18mo – 5 https://www.whitbyschool.org/summer-montessori-camp-programs
6 – 11 https://www.whitbyschool.org/summer-enrichment-camp-programs

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**Summer Program to be announced next month
181 Greenwich Ave
203 661 6054
http://www.wttkd.com

YMCA
Day Camp and Clinics, Ages 4 – 12 Themed Sessions, Extended Day Program
YMCA, 50 East Putnam Ave
203-869-1630

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http://www.greenwichymca.org

YWCA of Greenwich
The YWCA offers 3 fabulous Summer Camp experiences. There is a wonderful, 2-session Preschool Camp for girls and boys 15 months – 5 years old (call ext. 221) or the very popular, 40 year old Camp Ta-Yi-To offering 2, 4-week sessions for girls and boys K – 5 grade (call ext. 251) and the excellent Girls Circle Camp that builds the confidence of 10 – 12 year olds (call ext. 176). The 6.5 acre campus has two Kompan Structure Playgrounds, a Sand Play Area, an indoor pool and Greenwich’s only Water Park.
YWCA, 259 East Putnam Avenue 
203-869-6501
http://www.ywcagreenwich.org/summer-camps

 

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Looking for sleepaway camp options for the Summer?
Westport Moms own Melissa Post helps families come up with sleepaway camp options that make sense for their family and children (at no cost to them!), and is happy to help at any point. If you want to connect with Melissa you can email her at melissa.post@campspecialists.com or call/text her at 617-835-7772.

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