GFP 2024 Summer Camp Guide

Welcome to the GFP 2024 Camp Guide. We are adding new camps daily. Contact Heather Brown at [email protected] for information.

Why Your Camp Should Be Included in the GFP 2024 Summer Camp Guide

Code Ninjas 

• 10% discount using code ‘GFP’

• 15% discount if you or your group of friends buys 7+ camps (Till February 28th)

Unleash Your Child’s Potential This Summer at Code Ninjas Summer Camp! Are you looking for a summer experience that combines fun, learning, and innovation for your child? Look no further! Our Tech Summer Camp is the perfect place for young minds to explore the exciting world of technology.

Code Ninjas is the world’s largest and fastest-growing kids’ coding/STEM franchise with 500+ locations across US, Canada and UK.

Why Choose Our Tech Summer Camp?

  • Innovative Learning: Dive into coding, robotics, game development, and more!
  • Personal Growth: Watch your child develop problem-solving skills, creativity, and a passion for learning.
  • Expert Instructors: Our enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff are committed to providing a supportive learning environment.
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities: Equipped with the latest technology to ensure a truly immersive experience.
  • Endless Fun: Beyond tech, we have a plethora of activities ensuring a well-rounded and enjoyable summer.

What’s in Store?

Game development in ROBLOX/Minecraft/MIT Scratch, Becoming a YouTuber, 3D printing, Lego Robotics, Coding cartoons, Stop Motion Animation, STEM, Python, Artificial Intelligence and more (we will be happy to run customized camps for your group).

Age Groups: Suitable for ages 5-14, with groups divided by age and skill level

Safety First: Your child’s safety is our priority. We follow all health and safety guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

Enroll Now and Secure a Summer of Discovery!
Limited spots available. Early birds get special discounts!

Contact us today and give your child a summer filled with technology, learning, and laughter!

Click here to register and for more information.

Pick any of our 2 locations including Riverside (soon to open) and Stamford at 111 High Ridge Road (203) 633-8000.

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Cos Cob Camp

@ Bible Street Park in Cos Cob
Phone: (203) 524-2543 / (203) 536-3488‬
Email: [email protected]

June 24th – August 19th
Mondays – Fridays 9:00am-1:00pm

Cos Cob Camp is voted “the number one camp in Cos Cob” and our summer camp fills up crazyfast. We offer stickball, wiffle ball, kickball, basketball, flag football, capture the flag, hiking in Pinetum, bracelet making, and arts and crafts. Gatorade, water, and ice pops are provided daily!

For added entertainment, there will be weekly trips to Scarpelli’s for candy. We are an unstructured yet organized camp, meaning kids can choose what they want to do out of the daily activities so there is no rigid schedule to follow. Every day is different, but always fun!

Registration Open!
$370/week

Drop off and pick up at Bible Street Park in Cos Cob*

*Camp Closed week of 7/1/24**

For more information please visit our website: www.coscobcamp.com

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Greenwich Audubon Center Summer Nature Camp

Contact:
Christian Alexander, Senior Coordinator for Community Programs
Greenwich Audubon Center
613 Riversville Road
Greenwich, CT 06831
Tel. 203-869-5272

Campers at Greenwich Audubon Center’s Summer Nature Camp explore nature in a fun, safe environment within our nature sanctuary. Audubon camp fosters curiosity through outdoor discovery that helps campers develop an understanding of the natural world. These experiences and adventures will grow into a lifelong appreciation for our environment. Our camp days are filled with a variety of activities—including hiking, pond and stream exploration, crafts, nature-themed games, animal interactions, and birding.

Campers can join our Explorers (age 5-7) and our Adventurers (age 8-11) for single week sessions or multi-week blocks! Each block starts with “The Birds are Back in Town” which focuses on ecosystems and animal families, followed by “Hawk Days of Summer,” where we learn about climate change and the summer heat, and finally finish with “The Birds are Back in Town,” featuring the upcoming fall season and how animals, especially birds, get ready to migrate for winter!

New this year: We are excited to announce our final week of camp (August 19 – 23) will feature a unique theme: Nature Detectives!

Join us for nature experiments, learn how to interpret the natural world around us, and take a deep dive into what it means to be a naturalist!

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Greenwich Ballet Academy

Contact: Ella Kiley
Tel. 914-305-4377
Email: [email protected]

Greenwich Ballet Academy (GBA) offers many exciting summer offerings for aspiring dancers of all ages.  Whether it’s (i) Ballet Camp with a theme ballet for inspiration for choreography, music, props and crafts, or (ii) an immersive all-day program including Technique, Pointe (if appropriate), Repertoire, Character and Contemporary or (iii) a variations or pas de deux intensive we are sure to have something enticing for your dancer.

For ages 5-18 years old. Bring a friend along to GBA this summer for some summer dancing fun!

Weekly offerings starting the week of June 17th through the week of August 26th.

For further information please go to our website: https://greenwichballetacademy.org/.

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Greenwich Botanical Center
130 Bible Street
Cos Cob
(203) 869-9242
[email protected]

Summer Forest Days 2024 

Come play in the Forest this summer at the GBC!

Spend your summer outside with the Greenwich Botanical Center! Join us for fun-filled days exploring, hiking, climbing, puddle jumping, observing critters, building with natural materials, creating art, story-telling, visiting the veggie garden, nature kitchen, and letting our imaginations run free in nature!

Summer Forest Days is an all-weather, outdoor enrichment program designed to encourage young children to grow socially, emotionally, and physically through interest-led play and natural exploration.

Our schedule flows organically from what nature presents each day as Forest Days teachers share fascinating nature knowledge.

Summer Forest Days is a one-of-a-kind program designed to encourage your children to play and socialize with peers while learning about, and gaining an appreciation for nature and our planet. Now welcoming ages 3.5 to 8!

Summer Forest Days 9-1:00pm or 9-3:00pm
(GBC Family Members receive 15% discount on below)
9-1 PM – $445 per child/week 
9-3 PM – $645 per child/week
Sign up now for one-week sessions from Monday, June 3 – Friday, August 16

Click here to register now

Your enrollment directly supports the Greenwich Botanical Center; a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to promoting horticulture, conservation, and the arts through educational programs, outreach activities and special events.

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Greenwich Historical Society’s Art & History Camp
47 Strickland Road
Cos Cob, CT 06807

Contact: Heather Lodge at [email protected]
Tel (203) 869-6899

Greenwich Historical Society Art & History Camp offers children in 2nd through 8th grade a highly interactive STEAM experience at the beautiful Bush-Holley Historic Site.

During their time with us, campers explore the arts, cultures and sciences that were prevalent during the Colonial American period of the Bush family and Progressive Era of the Holley family.

Campers will interact with farm animals, learn from Master Artists, hand dye from plants in our garden, weave yarn and so much more!

We invite parents to join for Family Fridays at 2:00pm when campers share their creative work!

2024 Camp Schedule

Historical Happenings
Grades 5-8 | 9:30 am – 2:30 pm | July 8–12

Colonial Connections
Grades 2–4 | 9:30 am – 2:30 pm | July 15–19

Artful Adventures
Grades 2–4 | 9:30 am – 2:30 pm | July 22–26

Rates
1 WEEK: $450, 2 WEEKS: $800

Have two kids coming the same week? Enjoy our sibling discount: $800 for two kids (a $100 savings!)

Early Bird Registration: $50 per week if you register by April 19!

Register at https://greenwichhistory.org/art-and-history-camp/

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Debate Camp

Contact: Nick Szymanis, Camp Director
Tel: 888-512-8154
Email: [email protected]

Debate Camp specializes in summer camp programming in public speaking, parliamentary debate, and Model United Nations.

We provide a fun and inspiring space for youth to develop some timelessly important skills; to hear opposing views and to confidently articulate their ideas well in the company of others.

2024 day camp options for Greenwich families include 3 x 1 week options at Greenwich Academy and NEW Overnight Debate Camp options in Rhode Island and Maine – with r/t transportation options from Stamford, CT.

Join us in 2024!

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Town of Greenwich
Summer Camps
• Summer Activities
Contact: [email protected]
Tel. 203-618-7649

– Music and Art Camp
Co-ed summer program for children entering grades 4 through 9. Orchestra and band instruction are supplemented with games and other fun activities. Beginner band option available. Art classes offer experiences in drawing, painting, collage, crafts, and clay.
Dates: June 25- July 26
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

– Ramp Camp/Pee-Wee Clinic
Co-ed program for children ages 6-14 to learn how to skate, learn new tricks, and engage in recreational activities.
Weekly sessions run from June to August, Monday- Thursday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

– Summer Baseball
Summer recreational league for children ages 6-12 that incorporates having fun, teamwork, and good sportsmanship, while learning the game of baseball through game play.
Games and practices run from July to August.

– Tennis Clinic
Co-ed tennis clinic at Bruce Park for children ages 4-15. The clinics are great for new players and players who want to enhance their skills.
Weekly Sessions are held Monday-Thursday in the summer.

– Swim Lessons
Located at Greenwich Pool at Byram Park. Lessons for children ages 4 and up at varying levels.
Weekly Sessions are held Monday-Thursday in the summer.

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Greenwich Kempo Pop-Up Camps
Greenwich Kempo
Jonathan Simon, Headmaster
Martial Arts School
1156 East Putnam Ave
Riverside, CT 06878
Tel. 203-529-5823
Email: [email protected]

Introducing Greenwich Kempo’s Pop-Up Camps!

Early registration special – Use promo code “Buy3” to save $75 when you book 3 weeks of camp with us at a time. Discount available until March 31, 2024.

Ever wondered how to keep your kids engaged and entertained on those unexpected days off from school?

We’ve got the perfect solution for you.

Our Pop-Up camps are designed to turn your child’s day off into an exciting adventure filled with fun, learning, and growth.

Whether it’s a Professional Development Day, an Early Release, or a long weekend Monday, we’ve got you covered. Our pop-up camps offer a dynamic mix of martial arts training, creative themes, and unique activities that cater to all interests. Each day is a new opportunity for your child to explore, create, and make new friends in a safe and supportive environment.

What sets our Pop-Up Camps apart? It’s not just a day camp; it’s a journey of personal growth and development. We focus on balanced activities that boost not only physical strength but cognitive and social skills too. From Ninja Training to Star Wars themed days, our camps promise loads of fun and endless memories.

Enrollment is straightforward and affordable.

Give your children the gift of an unforgettable day filled with excitement and learning. Join Greenwich Kempo’s Pop-Up Camps today and let your child’s adventure begin!

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Greenwich Performing Arts Studio and Actors Technique New York Summer Workshops

July 8-19 – “Little Mermaid” Ages 6-12 Michelle Marceau, Director of Greenwich Performing Arts Studio

July 22 -Aug  2 – “Broadway Review” Ages 6-12 Michelle Marceau, Director of Greenwich Performing Arts Studio

Aug 5-9 – “Hamilton” Ages 8 and up. Carl Anthony Tramon – Broadway Producer

All workshops are conducted by industry professionals. Michelle Marceau has been a Professional in the business since age 9 working in TV, Soaps and Commercials, Off B’way, B’way and The National Shakespeare Company. She has worked as an Actor, Singer/Dancer, Choreographer and as a Producer for her company SRO Productions, which brought new Upcoming Playwrites to Off B’way.

She recently directed the Off B’way Production of Newsies with Carl Anthony Tramon.
Marceau has been teaching in Greenwich for the past 24 years and her students have gone on to B’way, Off B’way, TV, Commercials, Film and Voice Overs. Performances have included Disney, the United Nations and Radio City Music Hall, opening for the Rockettes Christmas Spectacular.

Carl Anthony Tramon – Broadway Producer
Carl Anthony Tramon Producing Director, Actors Technique New York
Smash (Broadway Development)
Sweeney Todd with Josh Groban & Annaleigh Ashford (Broadway) 2X Tony Winner
Once Upon a One More Time (Broadway)
Mr. Saturday Night with Billy Crystal (Broadway) Tony Nominated
Be More Chill (Broadway & London)
Matilda (Broadway)

To register please call Michelle Marceau at (203)  273 -STAR (7827)

Greenwich Performing Arts Studio

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Tod’s Point Sailing School
Email:[email protected]
Tel. (203) 637-2022
Click here for course schedules and registration

The historic Chimes Building at Greenwich Point in Old Greenwich has been a storied home to community sailing programs for generations of Greenwich residents. In earlier times it has operated under the stewardship of The Young Mariners, the Parks and Recreation Department, the Old Greenwich Yacht Club, Greenwich Community Sailing, and today by the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Tod’s Point Sailing School.

Tod’s Point Sailing School’s mission is to engage people of all ages in the joy of sailing and to offer our community affordable access to Long Island Sound. Our U.S. Sailing certified instructors teach enduring sailing and boating skills along with a deep respect for the marine environment with priority on safety and fun. Boat rentals are available every day all season long providing everyone with the opportunity to continue sailing and mastering sailing skills.

Tod’s Point Sailing School operates daily Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend.

Junior Programs – Core Courses

The Core Curriculum is the gold standard in learn-to-sail programming. It is what Tod’s Point Sailing is known for. Core courses fill quickly. It is where juniors truly learn to sail. Properly. Safely. Thoroughly. Hands-on. It is for ages 9-16. Most juniors spread out their coursework over 2 or 3 seasons.

The Core is comprised of 4 progressive 2-week courses. All courses are repeated every two weeks throughout the summer, so juniors may start in any session. They may also take a break between courses and enroll in the next level course in any later session – or in any following season. Just take the Core courses in order, because each course is a prerequisite to the next. Core courses meet Monday through Friday, 3 hours per day, for a total of 30 hours each.

Junior Programs – Just for Fun Courses

The Just for Fun Courses are one-week long each. They meet daily, Monday through Friday. They are more “camp-like” in that there is no reading, no exam, no diploma, and very little classroom time. They are almost entirely hands-on.

Just for Fun Courses run the gamut from the entry level Tera Bites course for 8-year-olds, to the high-performance Racing Techniques Course – where the coveted “Tod’s Point Cup” perpetual trophy is awarded. It is the Junior Program’s highest honor. There is something for everyone in the Just for Fun curriculum – even for non-sailors. The sailing school maintains a sizable fleet of kayaks and stand-up paddleboards, as well as sailboats. Captains Harbor and Greenwich Cove are well-protected and are a popular paddle-sports venue.

Adult Programs Too

The Adult Curriculum offers Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Core courses along with Introduction to Catamarans and Introduction to Paddling which includes both kayaking and stand up paddleboarding. Most Adult classes are held on weekends but we also offer a weekday program for adults with busy weekend schedules.

Private Lessons

Private Lessons are available for Juniors and Adults that may wish to try sailing or
paddling before signing up for a course or just to refresh skills from past sailing experience. Private lessons, call ahead 203-637-2022.

Click here to register.
Click here for FAQs.

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Sea Kayak CT

575 Riverside Ave, Westport
Contact: [email protected]
Tel: (203) 557-6033

June 17-August 23

    • Morning Sessions | Mon – Fri | 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
    • Afternoon Sessions | Mon – Fri | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ages: 9-14 years old

Sea Kayak Connecticut’s Summer Paddle Camps allow kids to participate in outdoor recreational activities while learning the fundamentals of kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding.

    • Young Mariners Paddling Camp for Ages 9 – 12
    • Ocean Explorers Paddling Camp for Ages 12 – 14

Registration is now open https://www.seakayakct.com/summer-camps/

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Camp Seton
363 Riversville Rd
Greenwich, CT 06831

5 weeks July 8 – August 9 – No Scouting experience necessary!
Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Fridays – 9:00am – 3:00pm

Camp Seton is set on a 238-acre woodland with 2 lakes and over 5 miles of hiking trails! The outdoor program includes boating, swimming, archery, BB
and rifle range, nature program, gaga ball, Scout skills, climbing, fishing, campfires, 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. Boys and girls are separated by Dens and meet together for the Friday campfire and special themed days.

Scout Adventure Camp (grades 6-8)
This outdoor program is for boys and girls with or without Scouting experience! Each week campers will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities from fishing, campfires, boating, swimming, ax and whittlin’ skills, archery, rifle shooting, climbing, orienteering, and more!

Click here to Check on open house dates!

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YWCA Greenwich Summer Camps

Contacts:

For Camp TAYITO registration and information, call Arthur Smith at 203-869-6501, ext. 251 or email to [email protected].

For Preschool Camp registration and information, call Geri Smiles at 203-869-6501, ext. 221 or email to [email protected].

Make new friends and special memories this summer at YWCA Greenwich’s Summer Camp!

YWCA Greenwich’s American Camp Association Accredited Summer Camp program has been bringing happiness to thousands of children for the last several decades.

Under the guidance of our experienced camp director, a highly trained staff helps your child grow socially, emotionally, and physically in a welcoming and safe environment. Campers enjoy a diverse schedule of activities including use of the onsite water playground, outdoor activities, arts and crafts, special events, field trips, swimming, and much more!

Camp TAYITO, for school aged children, is located on YWCA Greenwich’s 6.5-acre property.

Our beautiful indoor facility contains a swimming pool, gymnasium, STEAM Lab, classrooms, and ample parking, and can accommodate small groups of children and a variety of recreational and educational opportunities.

Along with Camp TAYITO, YWCA Greenwich also holds a Preschool Summer Camp for children ages 15 months to 5 years, and Girls Circle Camp, which helps girls ages 11-13 years old develop new interests and inner strength, all of which are accredited by the American Camp Association.

YWCA Greenwich follows 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.

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Water Monkey Camp

Contact Name: Evan Goldner
Contact Number: 617-855-9253
Contact Email: [email protected]

Water Monkey is the premier watersports summer camp in the US offering specialized coaching in waterskiing, wakesurfing and wakeboarding. Located just two hours from Boston in the ‘Lakes Region’ of New Hampshire, we welcome a maximum of only 18 boys and girls ages nine to 17 each week who live at Water Monkey’s gorgeous lakeside property in upscale cabins.

Campers spend eight hours a day on our state-of-the-art wake boats with awesome coaches and top of the line equipment. When not on the water, campers enjoy meals prepared by our private chef, sports and games on our field or sandy beach and, of course, our hammock chill zone.

This will be Water Monkey’s 13th summer of creating a community for kids and teens who love watersports and we hope you will join us!

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YMCA of Greenwich Day Camp
50 East Putnam Ave
Greenwich, CT 06830
Contact: Julia Borges
Tel. 203-869-1630 x. 109
Email: [email protected]

Camps run for 8 weeks total, June 24-August 16, 2024

Click here to register!

Few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational activities.

Swimming
Court & Field Sports
Beach days
Field Trips
Arts & Crafts
Weekly showcase & more!

Day camping teaches self-reliance, positive self-esteem, and the development of attitudes and practices that build character and leadership—all amidst the fun of group games, weekly themes, sports, swimming, crafting, field trips, and building meaningful friendships.

Our YMCA counselors are dedicated to making sure camp is an amazing experience for every camper. For more information about YMCA summer camps and programs, email Julia Borges at [email protected].

Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm.
Extended Care: Early Arrival (8:00-9:00am) & Late Stay (4:00pm-6:00pm).

DISCOVERY CAMP (Pre-K):
Half and Full Day Options Available: must be 3-5 years old as of 1/1/2024.

Our little campers will engage in a world of discovery! Focusing on peer socialization, teamwork and imaginative play through structured indoor and outdoor activities. They will experience the full range of our facilities, including YMCA-accredited swim lessons, outdoor park trips, and age-appropriate project challenges!

ADVENTURE CAMP (entering Grades K-5):
Our big campers will explore a breadth of adventures this summer! Emphasizing compassion, honesty, respect, and responsibility through team sports & games, swim & nature exploration and dynamic STEM and arts projects, our campers will grow as active youths and community leaders all summer long.

They will become true explorers through weekly trips to Tod’s Point focusing on swimming, hiking, nature crafts & activities and learning about aquatic life at the Bruce Museum Seaside Center!

Financial Aid:
We are committed to ensuring any family, regardless of financial status, feels welcome to apply to the program. We are more than happy to walk families through the Financial Aid Application, via phone, email or in person.