Welcome to the 2021 Living Greenwich Summer Camps & Programs Guide – a trusted resource for Greenwich area parents seeking in-depth information on the best summer camps and programs available for their children.
The summer months are an important time in the lives of our children. Summer is the time that young people can discover and explore their talents, pursue new interests and make new friendships!
This year’s edition of our guide is designed to introduce you to the most compelling summer camps and programs available to toddlers-through-teens who live in (and around) Greenwich. Included herein are places, providers, programs and summer experiences that are certain to change and enrich the lives of your children in exceedingly powerful ways.
Where to begin? The 2021 Edition of our Living Greenwich Summer Camps & Programs Guide shines the light on a diverse array of camp and program categories: Arts/Culture/Recreation, Educational/Academic, Multi-Discipline, Sports, Overnight Camps, and Traditional Day Camps. Since many of these programs offer a variety of activities and experiential opportunities to their attendees, we strongly suggest taking the time to read the full details for each camp to get an informed sense as to the experiences furnished by each provider.
Without further ado, here's our 2021 selection of Summer Camps and Programs that will amuse, entertain, educate, and inspire your children while simultaneously generating new relationships, accomplishments, and smile-filled moments for them all along the way!
(Note: Featured image above courtesy of Camp Gan Israel | Fun and Friendship that Lasts Forever! and featured home page hero image courtesy of Armonk Tennis Club Summer Camps | Choose from Tennis, Multi-Sport & Science)
Note: This situation remains fluid and is evolving rapidly. All information below is subject to change at any time. Be certain to contact the individual Summer Camp and Program Providers below to verify their most current offerings, dates, and etc. For more information from the State of Connecticut’s Office of Early Childhood Youth Camp Guidance CLICK HERE.
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- Armonk Tennis Club Summer Camps | Choose from Tennis, Multi-Sport & Science
- Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens Camp Programs | Nature Immersion Experiences
- Camp Gan Israel | Fun and Friendship that Lasts Forever!
- Choate Rosemary Hall | Summer Programs Online
- Clay Art Center | Discover the Art of Summer
- ESF Summer Camps | The Gold Standard Of Summer Camps
- Forman School | Empowering Bright Students Who Learn Differently
- Fusion Academy | Take Learning To A New Level This Summer
- Greenwich Historical Society | Art and History Camp 2021
- King Summer Institute | Your summer. Your vision. King Academic Summer Program.
- Putnam Indian Field School Summer Camp | Inspiring Confidence, Curiosity, Creativity and Community
- Stoneleigh-Burnham School | Summer Programs for Equestrians, Performing Artists, Debaters and Public Speakers (Ages 8-18)
- YWCA Greenwich | 2021 Summer Camps
Living Greenwich Camps + Programs Showcase 2021
Armonk Tennis Club has more than just tennis camps. During the summer, we run Camp Armonk Sports, a multi-sport program; Camp Armonk Mad Science, which combines educational and athletic activities; and Armonk International Tennis Academy, featuring advanced and junior camps. So no matter your interests, we have a program for you!
Armonk International Tennis Academy
Looking to raise your tennis game? AITA is open to both elite and casual players ages 6-17. With two separate camps--Advanced and Junior--players are able to set and attain their own goals, be it to comprehensively improve their games in a competitive environment, or to learn at a steadier, less intensive pace.
Camp Armonk Sports
Wanting to experience a variety of different sports? Camp Armonk Sports is a multi-sport program for children entering kindergarten through 5th grade. In a structured yet spirited environment, campers take part in a variety of sports and games that develop not only physical skills like coordination, agility, and endurance, but also social skills like confidence and sportsmanship.
Camp Armonk Mad Science
Hoping to expand your mind? Our Mad Science program adds educational elements to Camp Armonk Sport's athletic activities, creating a truly unique curriculum. Through fun, interactive projects, campers gain a clear understanding of what science is and how it affects their world. And if you want to focus on just the science, you can sign up for only Mad Science, which runs until lunch.
The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens Camp Programs offer immersion into the natural world through the exploration of the Arboretum’s 93 acres of forest and gardens.
Programming at the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens Camp 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. Our aim is to make nature inviting, engaging and fun!
Registration is open to students entering Kindergarten through entering 5th grade.
We follow all cleaning and check-in protocols mandated by the State of CT Office of Early Childhood.
Some of our programming may be revised due to COVID-19 concerns; contact us directly to confirm our latest offerings.
Camp Gan Israel has been providing a unique Jewish summer camp experience to their campers and families since 1997.
The relationships that the campers form with their counselors provide the foundation for the Camp Gan experience for which we are known. They focus on building confidence, building resilience and building friendships that will last a lifetime.
Camp Gan is located on the grounds of Carmel Academy, 270 Lake Avenue in Greenwich, CT. The camp features a beautiful 16 acre campus with grassy playing fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, gaga courts and shady picnic tables. They have an on-site outdoor swimming pool, monitored by trained and licensed aquatic professionals. Their indoor air-conditioned facilities include a gymnasium, art studio, activity rooms, multipurpose rooms, cafeteria and an auditorium.
2021 Dates: June 28 - August 13. Ages 2-14. Specialty sports, theater, tennis, coding camps plus so much more available.
Choate Summer Programs has a rich 105+ year history of supporting students’ education. Each summer, Choate’s world-class teachers provide engaging and innovative curriculum for learners to pursue their creativity, curiosity and passion for discovery. The programs allow students to improve their academic skills by challenging them to achieve new goals before a new school year.
As leaders in the shift to online and hybrid learning in 2020, Choate Summer Programs Online offers schedule flexibility for students in different time zones, fun community engagement, and special programming for families. Students are guided through their coursework by dedicated teachers who demonstrate expertise in educational technology and quality online instruction. Middle and High School Academic courses range from political ideologies to test prep to immersion geometry, writing workshops, and over 130 more courses and workshops.
Choate Summer Programs Online has options for all learners, from kindergarten to experienced professionals.
Building on the success of last year’s Choate Summer Programs Online and the longstanding tradition of providing exceptional learning opportunities for students, Summer Programs is proud to offer new selections in 2021. Programs include Middle and High School Academic programs, a fine arts-focused Young Artists program for grades K-8, and The Teacher Training Institute for professional adult learners.
Summer Programs runs in various sessions June 28 through August 6, 2021.
Visit our website to learn more and start an application today!
Have your kids unplug with mud and discover the mindfulness benefits of working with clay at Clay Art Center’s award winning weekly themed half and full-day summer camps for children and teens ages 6 – 15.
In the classroom, aspiring young artists will develop their imaginations and build confidence, while working in the transformational medium of clay. Our nurturing teachers, who specialize in kindling a passion for creative expression in children, know how to make our camps special by creating an atmosphere of learning, fun and friendship.
Focusing on wheel throwing, hand-building and sculpture, campers will be shown a variety of techniques on and off the wheel. In today’s technology driven world your child will discover the satisfaction of creating something with their own hands. They will craft everything from mythical creatures, animals and world culture artifacts to handmade cups, bowls and plates that your family will treasure forever.
Sample weekly camps include: Wheel Throwing Boot Camp, The Zoo, Endangered Animals, Mega Foods, Plates, Platters, Nothing Else Matters, Island Life, Reinvent the Wheel: Contemporary Art in Clay
Our 9-week summer camp program will have reduced class size and upgraded ventilation along with COVID-19 safety protocols to ensure the health and safety of our campers. Visit clayartcenter.org for detailed camp safety protocols and procedures.
Discover the Art of Summer - Make Friends, Memories and Art at Clay Art Center!
Weekly camps run from July 5 – September 3
Morning Camp (9am – 12pm) $300/week
Afternoon Camp (1pm – 4pm) $300/week
Full-Day Camp (9am – 4pm) $490/week
Early Bird Drop Off and extended pick-up options available during registration.
Registration opens February 15 online at https://www.clayartcenter.org
Register before March 15th to receive a 10% discount.
Cultivate your child’s interests with a summer experience that speaks to them. Nationally recognized as The Aspen Institute’s 2019 Project Play Champion, ESF Summer Camps is a place where every child is free to explore their curiosity and power their potential. Through best-in-class curriculum, boys and girls, ages 3-15, ignite their interests and prepare for bright futures in any field—whether it’s sports, science, technology, the arts or all of the above.
Our experienced all-adult staff knows that the most important role they play in our campers’ lives is to provide a safe place to build character, inspire gratitude and spark friendships.
Our 2021 line-up includes 60+ award-winning activities, uniquely designed to encourage exploration and personal growth. ESF has implemented a new Advanced Safety Plan, which exceeds recommendations by the CDC and ACA, as well as, local and state restrictions and is considered one of the safest camps in the United States.
Our new camp home is located at Greenwich Catholic School. Its beautiful 38-acre campus offers exclusive access to inspiring learning spaces and state-of-the-art facilities. The welcoming camp setting provides a safe, fun and comfortable environment while offering authentic camp experiences and evoking lasting, treasured memories. Campus facilities are complete with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, air-conditioned indoor facilities, gymnasiums and recreational facilities, tennis courts, athletic fields, multi-purpose classrooms, music rooms, art studios, STEM labs, and makerspaces.
Enrollment is limited. To learn more go to: esfcamps.com/greenwich. Questions? Call: 203-869-4444.
Forman School in Litchfield, CT will run its Summer Program from July 5 to July 30. A four-week coed boarding and day camp, Forman’s Summer Program is the perfect opportunity for students entering grades 7-11 with dyslexia and ADHD to build confidence, independence and learning strategies for the classroom and beyond.
Small morning classes allow students to develop academic skills with an individualized approach to learning based on each student’s strengths and challenges. Executive function skills are honed as well as math competencies, reading comprehension, note-taking, written expression, and other key lifelong abilities.
Afternoon activities feature programs centered around boarding school life and take full advantage of summer time in New England. Students can choose from a variety of options including jewelry making, theater, ceramics, photography, and boat building. Recreational pursuits such as swimming, golf, tennis, soccer, rock climbing, and horseback riding are available. Evenings include community events and programming to nurture personal growth, a positive mindset and interpersonal skills.
Forman School, founded in 1930, occupies a 125-acre campus in Litchfield, CT and is a coed boarding and day school for bright students who learn differently. For more information, please contact the Office of Admission at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860.567.1802.
Set your child up for success by making the most of their summer. It’s a great time to make up for learning lost this past school year or to keep them engaged with fun, personalized options.
This year, students will be heading into summer needing additional academic, social, and emotional support. Fusion Academy’s one-to-one individualized learning model offers full customization to meet your student’s needs. Our personalized programs can help bridge the gap between this school year and the next while still allowing students to enjoy their summer. Whatever you’re looking for this summer, we customize our summer programs for middle and high school students so summer can be engaging and fun.
Fusion offers classes for credit and tutoring for students to fill COVID-19 learning loss gaps, recover failed credits, or get ahead in a tough subject. We meet students where they are to address gaps and personalize learning for your child to thrive and get your student re-engaged with learning this summer. We offer fun elective classes for credit and tutoring packages like art, music, tech, and yoga for students to stay engaged and explore new creative passions.
Students can attend all classes and programs in-person or virtually. All virtual options are live one-to-one with a teacher, just like they would be in-person.
We look forward to having you join us at Fusion this summer!
Now is the perfect time to start planning summer fun for your children or visiting grandchildren. At the Greenwich Historical Society’s unique and highly interactive Art and History Camp, kids learn important skills while exploring Connecticut's colonial history and Cos Cob's Art Colony through games, crafts and hands-on fun.
Creative young minds will spend time in our historic gardens and (air-conditioned!) barn, exploring their surroundings using art, science, and old-fashioned ingenuity under the guidance of professional educators and artists. Space is limited!
Middle School Camps
6th-8th Grade, 9:30am - 2:30pm
History Camp: July 12-16th
Art Camp: July 19th-23th
2nd-5th Grade, 9:30am - 2:30pm
History Camp: July 26th-30th
Art Camp: August 2nd-6th
Register at greenwichhistory.org/art-and-history-camp
1 Week: $450 - 2 Weeks: $800 - Sibling discounts may apply.
Early Birds! Save $50/ week if you register by April!
Make this summer a time for discovering new skills, exploring new subjects, and having fun.
Register your child today for Summer Institute (SI) where students Kindergarten-Grade 12 are taught in small classes by King's outstanding teachers and coaches. Summer Institute runs June 14-July 30 and attracts students from over 40 different schools in CT and NY.
Middle and high school classes allow students to pursue their academic passions and accelerate their progress in the next academic year. Many of our courses even earn school academic credits. The most popular classes are in the areas of Math, Science, Art, English, and Global Studies.
Fun Camp with a STEAM focus allows younger students, Kindergarten to Grade 6, to grow and learn while keeping in mind each age group’s physical, emotional, and intellectual needs. Your children will gain confidence and be challenged. Our professional faculty and counselors, accompanied by experts from the Stamford Nature Center, will nurture your children and broaden their experiences in science, technology, art, engineering, and math.
Stay tuned for more information about up sports clinics that will be announced this spring.
With dozens of sessions, Summer Institute offers something to suit the individual strengths and talents of each child!
Summer is the time for our children to let loose and enjoy the wonderful three-acre campus that Putnam Indian Field School has to offer!
Our campers spend most of their days outside on our multiple playgrounds as well as across the entire campus, engaged in outdoor exploration, gardening, and using nature as our classroom.
Each week will feature a different theme to add to the fun, and we will have special guest appearances throughout the program. Play is how children learn best, and play is what is encouraged through this fun, engaging and happy five-week camp!
Ages: 3 by Dec 31, 2021 through age 5
Hours: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Monday – Thursday
Dates: June 28 - July 29 (5 weeks)
Our many COVID procedures that have proven successful in maintaining our healthy learning environment for our children, families and staff will be continued in our Summer Camp. Campers will be placed in playgroups which will serve as “pods” for the duration of Summer Camp. They will have their own classrooms and daily assigned outdoor play spaces.
PIFS supports 3-year-olds who are not yet potty-trained. Healthy snacks are provided. As a nut-free school, we are very adept at handling food allergies. Sunscreen is reapplied (with parental authorization) throughout the day.
Stoneleigh-Burnham School | Summer Programs for Equestrians, Performing Artists, Debaters and Public Speakers (Ages 8-18)
Stoneleigh-Burnham School offers 2021 Summer Programs for equestrians, performing artists, debaters and public speakers for students ages 8-18.
SBS’s Summer Camps begin June 20, 2021 and include Speak Up I, an introduction to debate & public speaking for girls ages 10-13; Speak Up II, an advanced program for girls ages 13-18 with experience in debate & public speaking; Performing Arts Camp, a coed program for students ages 10-18 with an interest in dancing, singing and acting; and the premier Bonnie Castle Riding Camp, a riding program for girls ages 8-16 for all skill levels. New this year is Bonnie Castle Riding Camp’s unique learning experience with the British Horse Society’s (BHS) Challenge Awards. SBS is the only secondary school in the United States to offer the BHS curriculum.
Parents and guardians will be able to choose between three choices of camp structure: a day camp schedule from 8am-4pm that includes lunch, an extended day camp schedule from 8am-8pm that includes lunch and dinner, or a weekly residential camp option. There are discounts available for returning families, families who register more than one child, or those who sign up for multiple weeks. Financial assistance for day campers may also be available to those who qualify. Early bird registration is open through February 18.
We are looking forward to a summer of fun at YWCA Greenwich this year! Summertime at YWCA Greenwich means fun activities in a safe environment for boys and girls, ages 15 months to Pre-Teen.
Our beautiful indoor facility and 6.5 acre property, located in central Greenwich, can accommodate small groups of children and a variety of recreational and educational opportunities.
YWCA Greenwich will follow all federal, state and local guidelines, including the guidance of the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood, in all aspects of the operation of our summer programs and the maintenance of the facility in order to promote the health and safety of its participants. Our facility has been thoroughly sanitized and will follow strict cleaning and screening protocols every day.
True to our mission of empowering women and girls, we also offer our Girls Circle Summer Camp that helps girls from 11-13 years old develop new interests and inner strength.
Register at: ywcagreenwich.org/summer-camps