Spring Into Summer Camps

Spring Into Summer Camps

With the start of the warm weather approaching, most of us are longly waiting for bright and sunny summer days. Summer days don’t only mean warm weather but also that the kids are home from school. You know what that means, times for summer camp season!

Depending on what your children are into, there is a Fairfield County summer camp tailored exactly to your child’s interests.

Aspetuck Land Trust's Eco Camp

Do you have the next environmental scientist on your hands? Try Aspetuck Land Trust's Eco Camp for budding scientists in grades 6-8. Great for children with a passion for science, wildlife, and the outdoors.

Betsy Beach
For a weeklong creative experience in Westport, check out Betsy Beach’s drawing, painting, printing on press, collage, and kiln-fired ceramics. Maximum class size is 6, so your little artist will undoubtedly get the attention they deserve.

 Camp Compo

For kids in grades K-4, try Camp Compo. Camp Compo gives children a well balanced combination of activities including arts and crafts, sports, games, yoga, and even beach and playground time.

Discovery Museum

For more outdoor-based experienced, check out the Discovery Museum’s summer programs. Their program Into the Woods offers children in grades 2-4 an ecology-based program with forest creatures.

 Earthplace Summer Camp

In addition, take a look at Earthplace Summer Camp. For ages 2-15, Earthplace gives kids access to a nature-based experience. With trails, ponds, fields, and tons of open space, there is plenty of activities available to each camper. 

 Fairfield Audobon Society

For nature experiences in Fairfield, check out the Fairfield Audobon Society for a hands on, up-close experience with wildlife as well as informative conservation knowledge.

Fairfield Museum

Have many different age groups to worry about? Fairfield Museum has a summer camp week depending on your child's age and interest. From "Time Traveling" to "Fantastical Creatures," Fairfield Museum is bound to have something to spark your child's interests!  

 Fairfield YMCA

Maybe you know specifically what you are looking for in a summer camp, so the YMCA has you covered. With camps specifically themed for swim, gymnastics, and dance there’s a specific camp for everyone to enjoy!

Long Shore Sailing School

If all these camps sound too traditional for your child, check out Long Shore Sailing School. This program is a two week sailing instructional program for ages 9 to 16.  The program teaches the basics as well as the fine details of sailing.

 Quick Center for The Arts

If you have an upcoming actress or actor on your hands, try out The Quick Center's Missoula Children's Theatre. This camp offers children in grades 1-12 a 6 week program with a performance on everyday friday. 

RECing Crew

For middle schoolers, try RECing Crew at Coleytown Middle School for sports and games! Every Friday takes place at Longshore Club Park which includes recreational games and activities. It also includes two field trips to local attractions and entertainment. 

Saugatuck Digital Arts Workshop

If your child is into computers, try the Saugatuck Digital Arts Workshop where children will get a hands on experience teaching them how to create art with computers. In their safe and collaborative workshop, children 9+ will be able to explore different different digital media outlets.

School of Rock

Maybe your child’s artistic skills are of the musical variety. Check out School of Rock’s camp for musicians aged 9-18. For 15% off be sure to sign up before April 15th. 

 Silvermine Summer Art Studios & Workshop

The great outdoors aren’t for everyone, so if your child is more of the artistic type, try out Silvermine Summer Art Studios & Workshop. Ages 4-12 can learn artistic processes, techniques and materials.

Tot ’N Play Sports Camp 

If you have younger children, the town of Westport invites you to try Tot ’n Play Sports Camp at Burying Hill Beach. With exciting and action packed activities for 3 to 5 years old kids will be able to play sports, fish, create some arts and crafts, and more!

Unuquowa Farm Camp in Fairfield will help your child understand the relationship between foods and where they come from. This camp will allow your child to walk the rows of growing vegetables and learn the harvesting process.

 Wakeman Town Farm
For a unique farm experience, look no further Wakeman Town Farm to be exposed to the ins and outs of farm life. With a program for all ages, kids will be taught gardening, animal care, and even cooking to just name a few.

 Westport Continuing Education Summer Discoveries

Want a bit more variety? Westport Continuing Education Summer Discoveries. This program offers everything from filmmaking to academics and even adult courses. Check out their summer catalogue to check out all of the programs. 

The program even offers a specific program specifically for Driver’s Ed. So if you have a teen just itching to get behind the wheel, why not encourage them to have a productive summer though Westport Continuing Education’s partnership with the Next Street?

Westport Historical Society 

Another option for a more educational camp, try Westport Historical Society’s Time Traveler’s Camp for children ages 7-12. The program includes day-long field trips to Adams Academy, the Compo Beach, and Wilton Historical Society.

Are we missing your favorite camp? Make sure to reach out to @ourtowncrier on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter to let us know what we missed! Happy Camping!


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29 Mar 2018

By Noelle Crouchley