GFP Summer Camp Guide 2019

Welcome to the 2nd Annual GFP Summer Camp Guide!

We are adding camps every day.

To include your camp or summer enrichment program in the guide, contact Heather Brown at hlowthert@gmail.com

Click here for more details.


Audubon Center in Greenwich

Summer Nature Center Day Camp at Audubon Greenwich613 Riversville Road
Greenwich, CT 06831

Summer Nature Day Camp
Contact: Elyssa Scheck
Seasonal Educator/Summer Camp Director
(203) 869-5272 x346

Grades: K-9
Weekly Camp Sessions: June 24-August 16

Hours: 9:30am – 3:30pm
Extended Hours: 8:30am – 9:30am, 3:30 – 4:30pm

Crafts • Animal Interaction • Hiking • Nature Exploration • Outdoor Learning

Fresh air, frogs, and friendships are just some of what’s waiting to be discovered in the hills, streams, and forest of the Audubon Center in Greenwich. Seven miles of trails across 285 acres of wildlife sanctuary provide endless chances to learn and play in an environment that teaches through exploration. Children entering grades K-5 participate in themed camp sessions, including Backwoods Explorers and Aquatic Adventures.

Campers entering grades 6-9 can join our specialty camps: Wilderness Survival, Nature Animation, and our off-site Ecology Adventures camp, during which campers take daily field trips to forests, beaches, and other areas with experienced naturalists. Our specialty camps offer exciting opportunities for teens to engage with the natural world through real-world, hands-on learning. These offerings challenge campers to create and craft using tools and skills ranging from cutting-edge digital technology to wilderness survival.

Camp Cost per Week
Grades K-5 • $450 members; $500 non-members
Grades 6-9 • Ecology Adventures • $500 members; $550 non-members
Grades 6-9 • Wilderness Survival • $500 members; $550 non-members
Grades 6-9 • Nature Animation • $600 members; $650 non-members


Sports Camps in Banksville

SUMMER 2019 Lacrosse Camps
Open to Boys Grades K – 6
Girls Grades K – 7
at Banksville Field
12 Banksville Ave
Greenwich CT

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

EARLY BIRD PRICE: $399 until Feb 4th
 reg price $549 

CAMP WEEKS
June 24 – 28
July 22 – 26
July 29 – Aug 2
August 5 – 9
August 12 -16
August 19 – 23

Click to register for Lacrosse Summer Camp at Banksville Field

Coach Collins  All Sports Camps
Open to boys and girls in Grades K-6
at Banksville Field
12 Banksville Ave
Greenwich

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Two Weeks to choose from:
• July 8 – 12
• July 15 – 19

Activities will include :
Flag Football
Track and Field
Speed training
Kickball, plus many more…..
Early Bird Special : $399 until Feb 4th (reg price $549)

Click to register for Coach Collins All Sports Camps


Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens
51 Brookdale Road
Stamford, CT 06903
Email: mbelletzkie@bartlettarboretum.org
Tel. 203.883.4035.

Get Lost in the Natural World!
June 24 – August 16

Our camp programs offer immersion in the natural world through the exploration of the Arboretum’s 93 acres of forest and gardens. Our 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 during the day for games and relaxation. Our aim is to make nature inviting and engaging. In inclement or extremely hot weather, we will continue our nature exploration in the air-conditioned environment of the Silver Educational Center. Weather conditions may require some changes to the anticipated programming.

Nature Immersion Experiences for ages K – 5th grades.
Week 1: ANIMAL TRACKING June 24 – 28 $425/week
Week 2: POTIONS AND CONCOCTIONS July 1 – 3 $255/week
Week 3: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARTIFACT July 8 – 12 $425/week
Week 4: CRAFT AND BUILD July 15 – 19 $425/week
Week 5: BUG OUT July 22 – 26 $425/week
Week 6: WATER WORLD July 29 – August 2 $425/week
Week 7: GARDEN TO TABLE August 5 – 9 $425/week
Week 8: WILDERNESS SURVIVAL August 12 – 16 $425/week

Camp Hours: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Snack provided, however, children should bring their own nut-free lunch. Children should dress appropriately for the weather.

● Bartlett Arboretum &Gardens Member Discount: 15%
● Early Bird Discount (before Feb. 26): 10%
● Full payment is required at registration
● 50% refundable up to April 15th
● Best Discount will be applied up to 25%


Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich 2019 GREAT Summer Camps
Contact: Don Palmer
Tel 203-869-3224
Email: dpalmer@bgcg.org

June 24 – August 23
Camp Simmons and Teen Camp Hours:  7:30am – 4:30pm
Clubhouse Camp Hours: 7:30am – 4:30pm

Extended Hours until 6:00pm are available for just $50 more per week for just Clubhouse Camp.

CAMP Simmons
744 Lake Avenue
Greenwich
Ages 6-12
GREAT Outdoor Adventures!
Endless possibilities on 77 acres of wilderness: Archery, canoeing, athletics, nature programs, arts & crafts, swimming and themed weeks!

CLUBHOUSE CAMP
4 Horseneck Lane
Greenwich
Ages 6-12
Great Indoor Fun! Air-conditioned, multi-sport fieldhouse! Arts & crafts, hands-on technology activities, Summer Brain Gain, swimming and field trips! Extended hours available. Ask for more information.

TEEN CAMP
4 Horseneck Lane
Ages 13-15
GREAT Place Just for Teens! Field trips, beach visits, athletics, arts & crafts, swimming, nature walks and special events!

All programs are $150 per week, per child. Each child must be a current member of the Club. *Note: Closed July 4. Short week of July 1-5 is $120 per child. BGCG membership is $50/year for Greenwich residents and $150/year for non-Greenwich residents who work in Greenwich.

Please visit BGCG.ORG/CAMPS for more information or call (203) 869-3224


Cardinal Baseball Camp
Greenwich High School
10 Hillside Rd
Email: cardinalbbcamp@aol.com
Tel (203) 869-3736

Cardinal Baseball Camp will be in session at Greenwich High School for its 17th consecutive summer. Greenwich High School Head Baseball Coach Mike Mora and his staff provide a fun learning environment, while stressing the fundamentals of baseball.

Skills and drills begin at 9:00am and a game is played daily from 10:45-12:00noon when campers are to be picked up.

Camp dates are July 8th-August 2nd , Monday-Friday. Pricing and more information can be found at www.cardinalbaseballcamp.com or by calling 203-869-3736.

On a daily basis, campers receive instruction in how to throw with the proper form. Proper catching tips are given at this time as well. Coach Mora believes that “Throwing and catching are the most important parts of the game at any level of baseball. If players can throw the ball where they want to, without hurting themselves, they have given themselves the chance to be very successful.”

During the skills stations, campers are taught the finer points of the game. The campers rotate through stations such as: pitching, base-running, catching, infield, outfield, hitting, and bunting. Some days this time is spent on infield/outfield practice when the campers learn where to throw the ball during certain key game situations.

The staff makes groups for their games according to ability.

Camper’s safety comes first! Coaches pitch to the campers for safety reasons. Many campers are in the middle of their summer season and we do not want them wearing out their arm at camp.

Staff to camper ratio varies by age group but averages 1 staff per every 5 campers to ensure a safe, fun, and instructional learning environment. Our goal is to have campers learn to love the game of baseball.


Clay Art Center
40 Beech Street
Port Chester, NY 10573
Tel: 914-937-2047
Contact: Kelly O’Sullivan, Camp Director
Email: communityarts@clayartcenter.org

Have your kids hop on the potter’s wheel 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 from July 1 to August 28, 2019.

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 fantastic beasts, animals and castles to handmade cups, bowls and plates that your family will treasure forever.

Discover the Art of Summer – Make Friends, Memories and Art at Clay Art Center!
• Morning Camp (9:00am – 12:00pm) $300/week
• Afternoon Camp (1:00 – 4:00pm) $300/week
• Full-Day Camp (9:00am – 4:00pm) $490/week
• Early Bird Drop Off (8:30am) $40/week

Sibling Discount – 10% off each additional child’s registration

Register online at https://www.clayartcenter.org

Register before March 15th to receive a 10% discount.


First Church Preschool
Summer Program 2019

in First Congregational Church
(Located across from Binney Park
First Congregational Church
108 Sound Beach Ave
Old Greenwich, 06870
email: melanieg@fccog.org
Tel. (203) 637-5430

Dates: June 17 – August 2  (closed July 4)
Ages: 3 – 5 years; must be 3 yrs by Dec 31, 2019 and be toilet trained

New this year, the program runs seven weeks from mid-June through July/early Aug. Children can be enrolled for the entire program, or for single weeks, to work with your family’s summer and vacation schedules.

We have a variety of fun, exciting activities including sports, arts and crafts, music, science experimentation, water play, snacks, time exploring our Nature Classroom, and so much more.

For your convenience, you can pay by credit card over the phone.

3s Program: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (optional lunch program 12:00 – 1:00pm)

4s & 5s Preschool Program: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Early Bird Rates – Sign Up Soon!  Online registration and credit card payments available


Fusion Academy
66 Gatehouse Road
Stamford, CT 06902
Contact: Kyrsten Bravo (203) 323-2191

Summers at Fusion Academy Greenwich are a great opportunity to brush up, get ahead, or try something new. Take advantage of our 400+ course offerings in a one-to-one environment where our passionate teachers really know their students. Imagine a classroom with just one student and one teacher where compassion, creativity, and flexibility steers the method of teaching to each student’s strengths and challenges.

Fusion Academy’s flexible scheduling allows students to continue to enjoy their summer while experiencing a completely individualized and customized academic and enrichment experience.

High School students can recover credits or earn new transferable academic credit in a specific area of interest through our Class for Credit program.

Middle and High School students can use Tutoring and Mentoring Packages for ACT or SAT test prep, school assigned summer work help, or even for some fun in our state of the art Recording and Music Studio, Art Studio, and fully equipped laboratory.

Don’t let summer regression get in the way of your child’s success. Schedule a tour today and see what Fusion has in store for your family! Visit www.FusionAcademy.com to inquire or contact Kyrsten Bravo at (203) 323-2191 to learn more about our revolutionary program.


Town of Greenwich Day Camps
Rec Division Tel (203) 618-7649 Email: Recreation@GreenwichCT.org

For more information or to get a registration form for any Recreation program, click here and then click on “recreation programs.”
Online registration is available at www.GreenwichCT.org/webtrac

Kamp Kairphree
Co-ed for children ages 5-12
Monday – Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm

Kamp Kairphree operates out of the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center. Campers rotate between the EGCC and two locations at Greenwich Point Beach. Campers go to Island Beach by ferry on Wednesdays. Regular activities include arts & crafts, sports, canoeing, and board games.

One special event will be scheduled per session. Twelve pre-selected bus stops throughout Greenwich are available for pick up and drop off at no extra charge.

Program begins June 24.
Four two-week sessions

Fees: Early bird (through May 31) $290 per session
After June 1, fees rise to $315 per child per session
(second child discount is $20)
For more information call (203) 637-4583

Greenwich Adventurers
Co-ed program for ages 8-15
Organized by age and interest, program includes on-site activities, one off-site field trip a week, and local beach days each week. This program caters to older elementary students, pre-teens, and early teens.

Two Sessions: June 25 – July 19 & July 22 – Aug 9
Monday – Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm
On site location: Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center
Transportation is included for all trips and beach days.

Fees: Early bird (through May 31)
Session I: $465
Session II: $400 (after June 1: Session I: $500
Session II: $435 (second child discount is $20)

For more information call (203) 618-7649
Registration begins April 1, 2018

• Summer Swim Lessons
For ages 4 and up at the the Greenwich Pool in Byram Pool
Monday to Thursday, Rain date Fridays
Times: 9:15am, 9:50am, 10:25am, 11:00am
8 lessons of 30 minutes
Fees: $120 per session
I: July 8-18
II: July 22 – Aug 1
III: August 5 – August 15

• Music, Art & Dance Camp
Location: Greenwich Public Schools
Dates: Monday, June 24-Friday, July 26

– Music
Children entering grades 4 through 9.
Beginner Band option available for those who do not have one year of sstudy with an instrument. Instruction is supplemented with play time for games and other fun activities.
Monday – Friday 9:00am to 12:00 pm

– Art
Children entering grades 4 through 9
Monday through Friday, only those enrolled in morning music may enroll in afternoon art. No experience necessary.
AM Session: 9:00am to 12:00pm
PM Session: 12:30pm to 3:30pm

– Dance
Children entering grades 4 through 6
Designed for all levels. Every day will begin with dance technique with focus on balance, strength, flexibility.
Monday to Friday 12:30pm to 3:30pm.
Fees: Early Bird (through May 31) $280 per session
After June 1 fees rise to $310 per child per session
2nd child discount: $20
Non Resident Fee: $335
For more information call (203) 618-7649
Registration begins April 1  Leslie

• Skatepark Ramp Camp
Half day camp for skateboarders ages 6-14
Times: 9:00am to 12:00 pm
June 24-27, July 8-11; Aug 12-15, 19-22
Monday-Thursday: Rain date Fridays
Fees: $199 per week

• Skatepark Pee Wee Clinics
For skateboarders ages 6-10
Monday – Thursday, Rain date Fridays
Times: 6:30pm to 7:30pm
July 15-18, July 29-Aug 1, Aug 5-8
Fees: $95 per week

• Summer Soccer
Co-ed soccer camp for ages 4-12
Ages 4-5, 9:00am to 11:00am, Fee $115
Ages 6-12, 9:00am to 12:00pm, Fee $140
Two weekly sessions available:
I: Monday, June 24 to Friday June 28
II: Monday, August 5 to Friday, August 9
Location: Loughlin Ave Field in Cos Cob


MacInspiresMacInspires Greenwich Summer Enrichment
37 West Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830

Contact: Travis Sluss
Tel: (203) 531-5720
Email: Education@MacInspires.com

MacInspires provides a unique summer program where kids 6-16 years old expand their STEAM interests and have a blast with like-minded kids in a non-competitive environment. MacInspires offers pro-rated registrations for campers who cannot make the entire Series, just email Education@MacInspires.com and we’ll make it happen!

Sign up by Jan 31, 2019 for a 15% Off (The Highest Discount in MacInspires Summer History! Just Enter “SALE4SUMMER” During Checkout)

Summer STEAM Half Day (Morning or Afternoon) – Ages 6 to 16

Each Selection is for one week, Monday-Friday
Half Day choose from:
Morning, 9:30 to 12:00 Noon
Afternoon, 1:00 to 3:30

Students are exposed to most or all subjects offered each session but are welcome to focus on their specific area of interest. We encourage students to try everything to explore and find new pursuits! Joining for morning and afternoon or more than one week? Students continue to work on their projects or challenges with instructor support, they do not have to repeat material.

Summer STEAM Full Day – Ages 6 to 16

Each Selection is for one week, Monday-Friday, 9:30 to 3:30 and includes Lunch.

Students are exposed to most or all subjects offered each session but are welcome to focus on their specific area of interest. We encourage students to try everything to explore and find new pursuits! Joining for morning and afternoon or more than one week? Students continue to work on their projects or challenges with instructor support, they do not have to repeat material.

MacInpires camp FAQ’s.


Camp Seton
www.campseton.org
363 Riversville Rd
Greenwich, CT 06831
Contact: Heather Brown
Tel. (203) 869-8424 x105
Email: heather.brown@scouting.org

7 weeks June 24 – August 9 – No Scouting experience necessary!

Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Fridays – 9:00am – 3:00pm

Set on a 239-acre woodland with 2 lakes and over 5 miles of hiking trails! Outdoor program includes boating, swimming, archery, BB and rifle range, nature, gaga ball, Scout skills, climbing, fishing, campfire cooking, handicrafts, wilderness survival and more.

Cub Scout Camp (grades 2-5)– Nothing stirs the imagination or interest of a young child like spending time in the outdoors. Each week campers will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities from fishing, campfire cooking, boating, swimming, handicrafts, archery, BB shooting, hiking, bouldering, and more!  Boys and girls are separated by Dens and meet together for Friday campfire and special themed days.

Boy Scout Adventure Camp (grades 6-8)

Outdoor program for boys with or without Scouting experience!  Each week campers will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities from fishing, campfire cooking, canoeing, swimming, ax and whittlin’ skills, archery, rifle shooting, climbing, orienteering, and more!

Click here to schedule a tour!


Old Greenwich – Riverside Community Center (OGRCC)
www.myogrcc.org
Contact: Yuki Ikeda, Program Director
Tel 203 – 637- 3659
yuki@myogrcc.org

Our goal is to provide a variety of fun, exciting camp experiences that help your child discover talents and interests, build self-esteem and confidence and give them the opportunity to foster friendship. We offer camps from June 24th through August 23rd in tennis, rugby, soccer, and art.

We also offer our popular Sandpipers Beach Camp at Tod’s Point. Learn more online or give us a call today.

Art Camp
Monday – Thursday, 4:00 – 6:00 pm.
Ages 6 and up.
Learn to paint and become acquainted with the master artists.
Session 1: June 24 – June 27
Session 2: July 1 July 3
Session 3: July 8 – July 11
Session 4: July 15 – July 18
Session 5: July 22 – July 25
Session 6: July 29 – August 1
Session 7: August 5 – August 8
Session 8: August 19 – August 22

Pro Soccer Camp
Monday – Friday, 9:00 – 12:00 pm.
Ages 4 – 12.
Excellent pre-season programs to enhance soccer skills.
Session 1: July 15 – July 19
Session 2: August 12 – August 16
Session 3: August 19 – August 23

Rugby Camp
Monday – Thursday (Friday reserved for a makeup), 9:00 – 12:00 pm.
Ages 8 – 11. Improve your skills and have serious fun!
Session 1: July 8 – July 11
Session 2: July 22 – July 26
Session 3: August 5 – August 8

Tennis Camp
Monday – Thursday (Friday reserved for a makeup), 9:00 – 12:00 pm.
Ages 5 – 11.
Tennis directed by the top-notch Fairfield County Tennis program.
Session 1: June 10 – June 13
Session 2: June 24 – June 27
Session 3: July 8 – July 11
Session 4: July 15 – July 18
Session 5: July 22 – July 25
Session 6: July 29-August 1
Session 7: August 5-August 8

Sandpipers Beach Camp
Monday – Thursday (Friday reserved for a makeup), 9:00 –3:00 pm.
Ages 3 – 12.
Art, games, music, swimming, Island Beach visit and nature walks at Tod’s Point.
Session 1: June 24 – July 5 Red, White & Blue Festivities
Session 2: July 8 – July 18 Let the Games Begin
Session 3: July 22 – August 1 Water, Water, Everywhere!
Session 4: August 5 – August 15 Bon Voyage

*Please note that session dates are subject to change depending on field availability.


Open Arts Alliance
Summer Stage
YMCA Greenwich
50 East Putnam Ave
Contact: Kyle DeMaire, Director of Education
Email:info@openartsalliance.com
Tel: (203) 869-1630 ext. 304

Jungle Book Kids a 2-week summer production workshop for 7-12 year olds that will culminate with a performance.
9:30-3:00pm
July 8-19 at YMCA Greenwich.

Your child will be guided by our team of theatre professionals to go from rehearsals to production in just two weeks! Banished by the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan, a human boy named Mowgli and his panther friend, Bagheera, are on the run in the deepest parts of the jungle. On their journey, the two meet a sinister snake named Kaa, a herd of elephants and a giant bear named Baloo, who teaches them the swingin’ musical rhythms of the jungle. After surviving a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys led by King Louie, Mowgli and Bagheera are forced to run for their lives. When Shere Khan returns, our heroes must rally their fellow animals into battle and restore peace throughout the jungle.


YWCA Greenwich Summer Camps
259 East Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830

YWCA Greenwich Summer Camps foster friendships and bring happiness each year to hundreds of children from ages 15 months to preteen. With swimming, sports, trips to the beach, field trips to local museums, recreational centers and amusement parks, as well as a variety of onsite activities, children can’t wait to come back each year.

Register before March 1 and receive a $100 discount!

Preschool Camp
Girls & Boys 15 months – 5 years
• Session 1: June 25 – July 20
• Session 2: July 23 – August 17
Campers enjoy a splash pad, playgrounds, sand play, swimming, gymnastics, science and nature activities, reading, songs and more. Certified and licensed teachers/counselors nurture summer campers to ensure that they enjoy social, educational and recreational enrichment.

Contact: Geri Smiles
g.smiles@ywcagreenwich.org
Tel. 203-869-6501, ext. 221

Camp Ta-Yi-To
Girls & Boys 5 – 12 years
• Session 1: June 24 – July 19
• Session 2: July 22 – August 16
For 50 years, YWCA Greenwich has combined learning and play through field trips, special events and programs, sports for all levels, swimming, and trips to the beach. STEAM activities are included for additional enrichment and educational fun.

Sign up before March 31 for $150 discount!

Contact:  Arthur Smith
a.smith@ywcagreenwich.org
Tel. 203-869-6501, ext. 251

Girls Circle Camp
Girls in Grades 6 – 8
• July 9 – July 19
A camp just for girls where new friendships grow. Girls learn new skills and build self-esteem through games, crafts, field trips, workshops with local artists, writers, professional role models and so much fun.

For information about eligibility and registration, call Leslie Coplin at 203-869-6501, ext. 173.

All camps run from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm and early and late pickup are available – additional fees apply.


We are adding camps to the 2019 guide at prorated prices. Contact Heather Brown at hlowthert@gmail.com for details.

The guide will be refeatured through July 2019. It will also be linked to the ad at the top of the home page.