Subject: An E-Buzz Summer Camps Special Issue, 2018 - Third Edition

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Third Edition
Camps offered by four organizations were added, plus there were some updates to earlier listings. The names of the organizations offering the additional camps are underscored.
July 17, 2018
List of Organizations Offering Camps by Town
Discovery Museum
New England Ballet Company

Danbury Music Centre

Darien Arts Center

Connecticut Audubon at 
  Fairfield Center
Fairfield Museum & History 
Pequot Library
Quick Center at Fairfield 
Greenwich Historical Society
India Cultural Center of 

Silvermine School of Art
Shakespeare on the Sound

Ballet Etudes
Crystal Theatre
New England Fashion & 
Sew Create and Celebrate

Aldrich Museum
Ridgefield Guild of Artists
Ridgefield Playhouse

Ballet School of Stamford
Bartlett Arboretum & 
Curtain Call

The Kennedy Center

Mary Ann Hall's Music For 
Westport Arts Center
Westport Historical SOciety

Discovery Museum

Space Explorers 
Mon-Fri, 9am-3:30pm
July 23 - 27
Grades: 4-5. $360 ($335, Members)
Join us for a week of astronaut training, where you’ll learn what it takes to go to space. Find out how we study outer space and tour our solar system up close. Once you complete your mission training, you’ll prove you have what it takes to be an astronaut with a mission to the Moon in our Challenger Center! More...

Kids in Space 
Mon-Fri, 9am-3:30pm
July 23 - 27
Grades: 2-3. $285 ($260, Members)
Looking for an out-of-this-world experience? Want to find out what it's like in space? We'll build model rockets, see a planetarium show, and even get a chance to tour the solar system up close! More... SOLD OUT

Senior Space Academy 
Mon-Fri, 9am-3:30pm
July 23 - 27
Grades: 7-9. $385 ($360, Members)
Attention cadets! Your training is ready to begin. Join us for a week of intensive astronomy and space exploration. Your mission: return to the Moon! More...

Intro To Forensics 
Mon-Fri, 9am-3:30pm
July 23 - 27
Grades: 6-7. $370 ($345, Members)
Want to learn some of the techniques seen on crime shows? Get DNA out of fruit, learn fingerprinting techniques, use a microscope, and more. You’ll be sure to earn your detective rank by the end of this week! More...

Robotics 101 
Mon-Fri, 9am-3:30pm
July 30 - Aug. 3
Grades: 2-3. $285 ($260, Members)
Loading...system booting for robot ruckus. Gear up for a week of programming practice and play with our robots, Dash and Dot. By the end of the program, you'll be a robot whiz! More...

Robotics 202 
Mon-Fri, 9am-3:30pm
July 30 - Aug. 3
Grades: 4-5. $360 ($335, Members)
Level up your coding game with a week of robots, programming, and more. We’ll build circuits and debug code on a variety of platforms to advance our robotic skills. More...

Robotics 303 
Mon-Fri, 9am-3:30pm
July 30 - Aug. 3
Grades: 6-7. $370 ($345, Members)
Take the world by storm! Well, Lego MindStorms, anyway. Build and program robots for a series of challenges and see if you can use your robotic know-how to map terrain, capture energy, and so much more! More...

Candy Lab 
Mon-Fri, 9am-3:30pm
Aug. 6 - Aug. 10
Grades: 4-5. $360 ($335, Members)
Get a taste of the sweet science of candy as we learn how different kinds of treats are made. We’ll test them, too – don’t forget to bring your sweet tooth! More...

Extreme Science 
Mon-Fri, 9am-3:30pm
Aug. 6 - Aug. 10
Grades: 6-7. $370 ($345, Members)
Get ready for a week of the coolest, hottest, most explosive activities you can imagine. Mad Scientists and Evil Super Geniuses welcome. Don’t worry, you’ll be safe, but remember…don’t try this at home! More...
New England Ballet Company
2018 Summer Dance Intensive Nutcracker 

Mon-Thurs, 9am-3pm
July 9-July 20: 6-9-years
July 23-Aug.2: 10-12 years

Tuition $620 Two weeks
Faculty:  Taylor Millbauer, NEBCo Principal Dancer. Ballet, Hip Hop, Contemporary and Dance Fitness (Faculty to be announced). In-studio demonstration at the end of each week! More...
Danbury Music Centre
Summer Festival 2018

Summer Strings
July 16 – 27, 9am – 3:30 pm
Many professional musicians got their start in the Summer Strings program that has been a part of the community since the 1950s. At Summer Strings, students participate in large ensembles, chamber music groups, learn fiddle tunes, and dive into STEAM-inspired projects. The Program is day-long for all students working on skills that will enhance their string playing as well as more general musical knowledge. Beginning students start the day learning their new instrument in a group setting, then spend the rest of the day with a variety of music-related activities, including STEAM program projects. More experienced string players will be placed in an ensemble according to years of experience and/or an audition. 
Beginner Strings
Novice Strings
Intermediate Strings
Advanced Strings
Chamber Music Workshop (advanced only)
$400 ($375 by May 31). More...

Summer Bands
July 2 – 13, 9am – 3pm
A day-long program for all students working on skills that will enhance their instrumental technique as well as more general musical knowledge. For students who are not participating in Jazz or Symphonic Bands, we offer some exploratory courses in the morning, including STEAM program projects and sectional classes on your instrument.
Jazz Ensemble, 9-10:15 am
Symphonic Band, 10:30-12:00pm
Concert Band, 12:30-1:45pm
Preparatory Band, 2-3pm
Exploratory Band, 2-3pm 
$400 ($375 by May 31). More...

Summer Sprouts
June 19 – July 12,
Tues & Thurs., 11 - 11:45am

Summer Sprouts is a class where children ages 5-7 can learn to play violin, viola, or cello. Introduction to the instruments, and a foundation will be laid over the course of the 4 weeks.
$275 ($250 by May 31) More...

Chamber Music Intensive (CMI)
Aug. 6 - 12,
Tues & Thurs., 11 - 11:45am

Paul Frucht, Artistic Director. Featuring graduates of the Juilliard School and other major conservatories as Artists-Faculty New in 2018, Three new performance opportunities:
Danbury Music Centre’s Summer String Quartet Fellowship: several performance opportunities as part of a prestigious performing ensemble. All CMI Youth Division applicants are eligible.
CMI Chamber Orchestra Concerto Competition: All string players, wind players, and percussionists accepted into CMI as participants are eligible to audition for the competition.
CMI Piano Competition: All pianists accepted to CMI as participants are eligible to audition for the competition. More...
Darien Arts Center
The Darien Arts Center is offering a variety of creative opportunities for summer of 2018. The DAC is located at 2 Renshaw Road in Darien, behind the Town Hall. For more information, call (203) 655-8683. More...

Performance Kids Camp
Mon-Fri, 10:20am-12:50pm
1. June 11 - 15
2. June 18 - 22
3. June 25 - 29
4. July 23 - 27
5. July 30 - Aug. 3
Ages 3-5
1 week $200, 2 weeks $380, 3 weeks $540, 
4 weeks $700, 5 weeks $850.
Children create a mini show. Includes art, music and dance, a lunch break and free time.

Let's Put on a Show! 
Mon-Fri, 10am-1:15pm
July 9 - 20
Grades: 1-4. $500
Create scenery in our art class; learn songs and dance in our dance class; learn your lines in our theatre class and then put it all together for an incredible final production on the last day.

Pre-School Martial Arts 
Thursdays 10:30am - 11:15pm
July 12 - Aug. 16
Ages 3-6. $100
Basic martial arts, play martial arts games, and learn basic tumbling. No uniform necessary.

Pre-School Ballet 
Tuesdays 10:30am - 11:15pm
July 10 - Aug. 14
Ages 3-6. $100
Young dancers learn basic ballet steps in a fun, creative atmosphere.

Dance Intensive 
Mon-Fri 1:15pm - 4:15pm
July 16 - 27
Grades 3-6. $480
Three dance classes each day for all levels: jazz, tap, ballet, modern and hiphop. Also classes in theater arts, improv and yoga. Last day showing.

Ballet Intensive/Pointe 
Mon-Fri 1:15pm - 4:15pm
July 30 - Aug. 17
By Permission Only, Level 3 and up
Grades 3-6. $480
A ballet technique intensive for intermediate and advanced students including pointe work. There will be a showing on the last day.

Choreography Intermediate & Advanced 
Wednesdays 6pm - 7:15pm
July 30 - Aug. 17
By Permission Only, Level 3 and up. $160
A ballet technique intensive for intermediate and advanced students including pointe work. There will be a showing on the last day.

Martial Arts 
Tuesdays 5pm - 6pm
June 19 - Aug. 14
Ages 4-12. $160
This class will teach children the art of Karate. It is designed to build motor and organizational skills, improve self-discipline, teach proper behavior through respect and self-control, teach self-defense and to have fun! Separated into mixed age groups.

Connecticut Audubon
Summer Camp in Fairfield

June 4 - Aug. 17

The Connecticut Audubon Society’s summer camp at the Center at Fairfield is a state licensed summer camp, offering full- and half-day sessions in a unique learning environment. Campers, ages 4 through 14, attend week-long, science and nature-themed programs that use the Larsen Wildlife Sanctuary and the Center’s interactive classroom facilities to inspire and build a life-long connection to the natural world. Campers explore woods, ponds and streams to investigate nature’s riddles, learn about habitats, develop outdoor skills and meet live animals. Junior Science Lab sessions, offering advanced inquiry and hands-on experimentation, are available to students who have completed grades 6-8. Students, ages 14-18, can apply for half-day or full-day Junior Counselor volunteer positions. All camp programs are led by teacher-naturalist and college-educated staff with experience in education and/or science. First aid, CPR and Epi-Pen trained staff are on site, and our high staff-to-camper ratio ensures all campers a safe, educational and enjoyable camp experience. Options include before- and after-care, as well as lunch bunch for half-day sessions. More...
Fairfield Museum and History Center
June 25 - Aug. 24

Fairfield Museum’s summer camp adventures inspire and engage kids ages 5 – 14. Hands-on and interactive activities include tours, games, art and crafts that inspire young people to discover the world around them, bringing art and history to life. Kids will explore hands-on exhibitions and historic sites, learning about the arts, history and culture — with plenty of time to make new friends and enjoy summer fun! More...

Busy Builders
June 25 - 29, 9am - 12pm
Put on your construction hat and vest and help build an amazing town in the Kidzone Cottage. Use simple and recycled materials to create catapults, tall towers and more.
Ages 5 – 7; $200 ($175, Members)

Explore the World
June 25-29, 1pm – 4pm
Explore the natural world around the Fairfield Museum and discover the people who’ve lived along the coast. Make a sketchbook and take notes on our journeys.
Ages 9 – 12; $200 ($175, Members)

Time Travelers
July 9 – 13, 10am – 2pm
Step back in time to when Native Americans lived on the coast, become an explorer or tavern keeper, learn about Victorian pastimes, and onto the mid-20th century. Ages 8 – 12; $225 ($200, Members)

Graphic Arts
July 16 – 20, 9am – 1pm
Create your own graphic novel: pick a theme and build different worlds for your book. Listen and watch our favorite graphic novels, books and movies.
Ages 8 – 12; $200 ($175, Members)

Super Spies
July 16 – 20, 9am – 12pm (Ages 6-8)
July 16 – 20, 1pm – 4pm 
(Ages 8-12)
Discover our local connection to George Washington’s Culper Spy Ring and about spies from the intrigues in Egypt and Rome to James Bond and the Cold War.
$200 ($175, Members). 
Students in Graphic Arts (above) in the morning may attend  at a discount: $125 ($100, Members)

Fantastical Creatures
July 23-27, 10am – 2pm
Unpack your imagination and dive into the realm of mythical creatures. Gargoyles, dragons, mermaids “oh-my”! Two field trips to fill your child’s “inspiration bucket.”
Ages 7 – 10; $225 ($200, Members)

History by Hand
July 30 – Aug. 3, 10am – 2pm
View crazy quilts from our collections and learn how to sew, embellish and more. Learn hand stitching basics to mastering a sewing machine, stuffed animals, bags, and more.
Ages 7 – 11; $225 ($200, Members)

More History by Hand
Aug. 6 – 10, 9am – 2pm
Experienced sewers are invited to learn more advanced sewing and fiber arts techniques. Dye your own fabric; discover quilting and explore your own ideas with colorful fabrics.
Ages 9 – 14 $250 ($225, Members)

Colonial Life Camp at the 1750 Ogden House
Aug. 13 – 17, 9am – 2pm
Aug. 20 – 24, 9am – 2pm
Discover what life was like in Colonial times at the 1750 Ogden House. Dipping candles, writing with a feather pen and ink, and making homemade butter and ice cream were all in a day’s work.
Ages 8 – 12, $250 ($225, Members)
Pequot Library

Children's Summer Arts Workshops
June 25 - 29
Explore the arts through drama, movement, writing, music, and visual arts.
Ages: 9-12. 9am - 12pm
Register by the day or for the entire week!
Daily $75 ($50, Members)
Full Week: $225 ($200, Members). More...

Art from the Inside Out
Mon. June 25
Create two collaborative artworks. In the first, interpret words, sounds, and textures into Abstract Gestures. The second, a Collaborative Self-Portrait is created in four phases. Each phase will introduce a different technique, including painting, collage, and drawing More...

Stories That Pop
June 26
Explore pop-up art through the many unique pop-up books found in Pequot Library’s Children’s Historical Collection. Then, find your inner author while creating your own pop-up book all about you. More...

Pandora's Box
Wed. June 27
Act out Greek mythology: learn about Pandora, and the spirits she let loose, and other characters like Zeus, Apollo, Aphrodite, and Athena. We will read a one-act script, cast the play, add some costume pieces, and act it out! More...

All the World's a Stage
Thurs. June 28
Through theater games and improvisation, explore Shakespeare’s world and a scene from the play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Discover how Snout, Snug, Starveling, Quince, Flute, and Bottom put on a play for Queen Hippolyta and Duke Theseus’ wedding. Then act out one of Shakespeare’s most famous and hilarious scenes. More...

Singing for the Stage
Fri. June 29
Through theater games and improvisation, work cooperatively while acting out comedic sketches. Improv. strengthens mental agility, concentration, and the ability to take risks. Bring your imagination and your sense of humor! More...
Quick Center
Fairfield University

Summer Intensives
Summer Camp Intensives at the Quick are a great platform to delve into exciting art forms! Crash courses in cool exciting subjects lead by amazing local artists. Have your kids expand their world and try something new! Each camp session runs daily Monday - Thursday, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. and are $180 per session.

Art of Photography
July 9 - 12
Ages 10 and up.
Instructor: Jennifer Prat More...

July 16 - 19
Ages 9 and up.
Instructor: Brian Herman More...

July 23 - 26
Ages 10 and up.
Instructor: T-Kid. More...

Fashion Design
July 30 - Aug. 2
Ages 10 and up.
Instructor: Sooo-z Mastropietro More...

Singing for the Stage
Aug. 6 - 9
Ages 10 and up.
Instructor: Lucia Palmieri More...

Painting the World
Aug. 13 - 16
Ages 9 and up.
Instructor: Kevin Ford More...

Aug. 13 - 16
Ages 6-14.
Come to the Quick for this one-of-a-kind opportunity to engage in Pilobolus’s signature processes of learning through movement. Through creative play, improvisation, motor skill building, and performance, you will discover your own creative voice and learn how to share it with others More...
Missoula Children's Theatre
Quick Center
Fairfield University

The Quick Center celebrates its 29th season of Missoula Children’s Theatre Camps. This renowned children’s summer theatre program offers six sessions from which to choose, with a performance on the Friday evening at the end of each session. Sixty community children, grades 1-12, may be registered in each weekly session. A variety of speaking and ensemble roles are offered. No advance preparation needed.

The Snow Queen
July 9 - July 13
Ages 6-18  More...

Robin Hood
July 16 - July 20
Ages 6-18  More...

The Princess and the Pea
July 23 - July 27
Ages 6-18  More...

The Secret Garden
July 30 - Aug. 3
Ages 6-18  More...

Blackbeard the Pirate
Aug. 6 - 10
Ages 6-18  More...

The Snow Queen (2)
Aug. 13 - 17
Ages 6-18  More...
Greenwich Historical Society
Historic Innovation Camp

Senior Innovators
July 9 - 13, 9:30am-2:30pm
Grades 5-8

Junior Innovators
July 16 - 20, 9:30am-2:30pm
Grades 2-4

Campers explore some of the globally influential ideas that were hatched in Greenwich, which has been home to many creators and inventors, from artists and builders to tech geniuses. As campers discover the work of Greenwich’s innovators, they will have the opportunity to try out experiments from the past while developing their own ideas using current technologies.  More...
India Cultural Center of Greenwich

Aug. 13 - 24
Audubon Greenwich

This camp is designed to stimulate, develop, and nurture a love of math and science. Campers work in small groups led by teachers, supported by high school interns. The Audubon Greenwich site integrates STEM topics and classroom learning with hands-on learning and outdoor activities. Campers play sports with their peers and explore nature through student-led activities. Audubon’s Nature Play Trail provides ample science-centered fun where  More...
Silvermine School
Summer Art Studio at the Silvermine School of Art

The Silvermine School of Art summer camps and workshops for students ages 4 through 17 offer extraordinary opportunities for young children as well as high school students. Students learn from regionally and nationally known artists while meeting new friends and having fun on Silvermine’s 5-acre campus with its barns, classrooms, sculpture walk and picturesque waterfall.  Younger ones will gain new competence; older students can deepen knowledge of technique and composition or strengthen a portfolio for college.  

We offer over 110 art studio sessions in painting, drawing, photography, woodworking, ceramics, metal sculpture, printmaking, jewelry and mixed media. At every level, from beginner to advanced, enjoyment, participation and play are givens, and Silvermine’s campus and many landscape views adds to the experience of attending camp or taking summer workshop. 

Camps and workshops run in one-week sessions for ages 4 to 17. The price range is $240 to $475 depending on the hours and number of days.  Sessions are available for two age groups:  Juniors (ages: 4-10) and Youth (ages 11-17).  The first session begins on June 18 and camps run through August 24.

June 18 - Aug. 24
Youth Art Studios
Ages 4-12 More...

June 18 - Aug. 24
Teen Art Studios
Ages 13-17 More...
Shakespeare on the Sound
The Studio for Performing Arts
26 Forest St, New Canaan + 
Pinkney Park, Rowayton

Fri. June 22 - Fri. June 29
A Midsummer Night's Dream Jr.
After creating a supportive and nurturing ensemble through ensemble building activities and theater games, campers will explore and rehearse a forty-five minute version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream - directly adapted from the script used in our mainstage production. Campers will learn acting techniques for creating character, the difference between monologue and soliloquy, general stagecraft, and more.
Ages 9-14; $600 More...

June 26 - 29
9:30am - 12:30pm
The Groundlings
Through theater games, ensemble building activities, movement, and storytelling, campers will explore Shakespeare's famous A Midsummer Night’s Dream. At week’s end, the campers will perform a twenty-minute version of the play, using only Shakespeare’s text, to an invited audience of family, friends, and grandparents.
Ages: 6 – 9 years old; $250  
Ballet Etudes
The Studio Ballet School

Summer programs keep existing students in shape and offer prospective students an opportunity to introduce themselves to our program and staff. 

June 12 - 28
Sign up for the week or for the duration

Pre Ballet/Ballet I 
Tues. & Thurs., 3:15pm - 4pm

Ballet II & III 
Tues. & Thurs., 4pm - 5pm

Ballet Intermediate/Advanced 
Tues., Weds., & Thurs. 4pm - 5pm

Ballet Advanced 
Tues. & Thurs., 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Ballet Intermediate 
Tues. & Thurs., 5pm - 7pm
August Youth Camp 
Aug. 6 - 9, 12pm - 2pm
Four days of ballet, crafts and creativity.
Ages 3-5. $250

August Intermediate Worksho
Aug. 13 - 16, 12pm - 3pm
Ballet, strengthening and creative exploration.
Ages 6-9. $350

August Summer Intensive 
Aug. 6 - 23, 10am - 3pm
Designed to expand and enrich each dancer with classes exclusive to this intensive.
Ages 10+ $575

Faculty for this program has included C. Fagundes, S. Marini, M. Fitzpatrick and guest faculty has included Judith Fugate, Medhi Bahiri, Charles Askegard, Sasha Dmochowski Gorrell, Jennifer Tinsley Williams and Arch Higgins.  More...
Crystal Theatre
at Ben Franklin Center

Seussical Jr. 
Two-Week Musical Theatre Camp
July 23 - Aug. 4, 9am - 4pm
Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.
Directed & choreographed by Crystal Theatre show director Stacey Curti; musical direction by Crystal Theatre Artistic Director, Cheryl Kemeny.
Performances: Fri. Aug. 3 & Sat. Aug. 4.
Grades 5-10. $675  More...

Sleeping Beauty
One-Week Musical Theatre Camp
Aug. 6 - 10, 9am - 4pm
A new twist on the classic fairy tale! It is one hundred years since Princess Briar Rose fell into a deep sleep, cursed by the wicked Brunnhilde. The animals in the castle’s forest have been in stasis all that time, not growing older or changing. They are making plans for the happy times ahead, but Brunnhilde and her nasty crew have plans to make the spell permanent! Can a stranger to the forest, a handsome prince and the timid Fairy Godmothers conspire to save the day?
Sing, dance and act your way to a happy conclusion in this big musical with loads of parts. Taught by author/composer and Crystal Theatre Artistic Director, Cheryl Kemeny, and Crystal Theatre show director Joe Santaniello.

Performance: Sat. Aug. 11.
Grades 4-10. $350  More...
New England Fashion & Design

Our fashion association's goal is to help the attendees of our fashion camps increase their knowledge of fashion design and support the next generation of style innovators and leaders.

Little Fashionistas Weekly Summer Camp
Ages 7-9 
Enroll in all 3 Camps and receive a 10% discount

Designing my First Dress  
June 18 - 22, 9am - 1pm
Bring your favorite father's shirt, we show you how to design and make something new from something old.
Ages 7-9. $395

Creating my First Collection 
June 25 - 29, 9am - 1pm
Learn how to design a collection: bring magazines, scissors, glue stick and we will create a collection for kids, ending with a small exhibition and you will make one dress from your collection from alternative materials.
Ages 7-9. $395

Creating my First Skirt 
July 2 - 6, 9am - 1pm
Bring 3 different fabric patterns. We will design a saucy summer skirt with all the happy colors you love. Ages 7-9. $395
Weekly FashionLAB Summer Camp
Morning and Afternoon sessions: choose 9am - 1pm or 1:30pm - 5:30pm sessions.  $395. Enroll in any 3-5 Camps: 10% discount, 6-8 Camps: 15% discount.  More... 

Save the Earth Fashion
June 18 - 22 
Designing while up-cycling: bring your dad’s shirt or mom’s dress and let’s re-design together. More... 

Little Black Dress
June 25 - 29 
Audrey Hepburn-inspired design is ageless and elegant: design with simplicity and elegance.  More... 

Sweet Garden Dress
July 2 - 6 
Florals are always perfect for summer. Create your own whimsical floral version and invite your parents to a teatime fashion show. More... 

Summer Dress Obsessed
July 9 - 13 
We will make sure you will create a stunning design perfect to be worn anywhere summer takes you! More... 

Athleisure Design Week
July 16 - 20 
Create your best looking active-wear tops and bottoms from jersey fabrics using applique, beading and embroidery. More... 

Wanderlust Fashion
July 23 - 27
Design your ultimate traveling look. Regardless of where your next adventure takes you, you will be dressed to impress. More... 

Pink Please!
July 30 - Aug. 3 
Girly girls this is your week! We will swathe ourselves in lovely patterns and solids in sweet pinks and pastels, creating a dreamy look.  More... 

Photoshoot Fresh
Aug. 6 - 10 
Our Summer Fashion Frenzy will be crowned with a photoshoot celebrating your final creations! Let your inner fashionista, stylist and model shine through! More... 
Sew Create and Celebrate

June 11 - Aug. 31
10- 11:30am or 1-2:30PM

Learn to sew on the machine; learn to cut, pin, work with patterns and lay out fabric.
Start with simple projects and by the end you will be wearing what you made $ 250  (includes material) a week; $50/per lesson. More...
Aldrich Museum
Camp Aldrich
Join Museum Educators and practicing artists for Camp Aldrich—full-day, week-long arts experiences for children. Campers will learn about the work on view in the galleries, explore the Museum’s two-acre campus, and incorporate the world around them into their art. Each week culminates in a celebration for family and friends. $350 (Family Member: $315).

Create OnSite (Grades 4-6)
July 16 - 20 
For creative writers, poets, artists, and doodlers, this week-long workshop inspires students to respond to the themes and images in The Domestic Plane: New Perspectives on Tabletop Art Objects in visuals and verse. Projects  included in a publication to be sold at the Museum’s  gift shop.
Instructor: Barb Jennes
Grades 4-6 (entering) More... 

Create OnSite 
(Grades 7-12)
July 23 - 27 
As above
Grades 7-12 More... 

Paint, Paste, Print: 2-D Works
July 9 - 13 
Learn painting, drawing, collage, print-making, and assemblage techniques to create small- and large-scale works on paper. Students create a portfolio of work to unveil at a show, opening Friday, July 13, 5pm.
Instructor: Erika Rohde
Grades 1-3 (entering)

Creatures & Creations: 3-D Works
July 16 - 20 
Experience papier mâché, repurposing recycled objects, creating with wire, discovering new sculpture techniques and learning how to sketch out 3-D ideas on paper. Students create a series of sculptures to feature in the exhibition opening on Friday, July 20, at 5 pm. 
Instructor: Erika Rohde
Grades 1-3

Mixed Media
July 23 - 27 
Create a new masterpiece each day, inspired by artists throughout history and experimenting with new processes and unexpected techniques. Students create a portfolio of 2- and 3-D works for an exhibition opening Friday, July 27, 5pm. 
Instructor: Adam Handler
Grades 1-3 More... 

Architects in Training
July 30 - Aug. 3
Design cities, build bridges, and explore architecture from around the world, all in The Studio. Campers experiment with a range of materials and sculptural techniques individually and collaboratively. Sketches and constructions will be unveiled at an exhibition opening on Friday, August 3, at 5 pm.
Instructor: Adam Handler
Grades 4-6 More... 

Make It Work! Aldrich Fashion Week
Aug. 6 - 10 
Jahmane is back to lead another Aldrich Fashion Week! Young designers will develop their own signature look using materials from the Ridgefield Thrift Shop, traditional art-making materials, and unexpected repurposed objects. Teens will debut their creations on the runway at The Aldrich Fashion Show, Fri. August 10, 5-6pm
Instructor: Jahmane
Grades 7-10 More... 
Ridgefield Guild of Artists
Multi-Arts Summer Program
Your kids will be inspired by our award winning instructors who will unleash their creativity. Photography, Pet Portraits, I Love Art!, Fashion Revolution Sewing, Knitting, Figure Drawing, Cartooning/Anime, Murals, SLIME, All Things Art, Jewelry Design. Creative Characters, Weaving, Treehouses for Fairies and Trolls! Our studios are comfortably air conditoned and fully equipped. Come for a half day (10-12 or 1-3) or stay for a full day of fun (10-3). More...

Satisfying Slime: Kitchen Chemistry and Art Camp
July 23 – July 27
10am - 12pm
Experiment and practice measuring while making a new type of slime every day. We will run experiments with our slime creations, make crafts with lift over materials, and play with other kitchen chemistry actives. We will make Fluffy Slime, Glitter Slime, Oobleck and so much more.
Ages: 8-15; $215 ($205, member) More...

All Things Art
July 23 - 27 AM/PM
July 30 – Aug. 3
Aug. 6 - 10
10am-12pm; 1-3pm
If your child loves color, paints, markers and all things creative, this is the session for them! There will be an array of techniques to sample – mono printing, wood and seashell sculptures, collaging with fabric and paper, drawing and more. Every day will be an exciting adventure into the creative imagination just waiting to explode!
Ages: 8-15; $215 ($205, member) More...

Creative Characters
July 30 – Aug. 3
Full Day: 10am-3pm; 
Half Day: 10am-12pm; or 1-3pm
You will learn how to create a character from basic design to full development. Or, you may illustrate a favorite superhero. Your imagination and creativity will be enhanced while practicing your drawing skills. Students may volunteer to model their characters. No drawing experience required, just imagination! All supplies will be provided.
Ages: 8-15; Half-day $215 ($205, member)
Full Day $425 ($405, member)

Creative Weaving, Wrapping and Knots
Aug. 6 - 10
Full Day: 10am-3pm; 
Half Day: 10am-12pm; or 1-3pm
Learn how to make your own frame ‘loom’ and weave a tapestry with creative materials. Learn the math of creating patterns and weave on a floor loom. Learn how to wrap anything. Knot a bamboo frame to create a Good Fortune sculpture for the RGOA garden. All levels of experience are welcome and participants will walk away with a creative notebook, their fiber pieces and their own frame loom.
Ages: 8-15; Half-day $215 ($205, member)
Full Day $425 ($405, member)

Treehouses for Fairies & Trolls
Aug. 6 - 10
Full Day: 10am-3pm; 
Half Day: 10am-12pm; or 1-3pm
In this class your child will spend the week designing, building, painting and furnishing a wooden treehouse, as well as some fairies and trolls to live in them. We will use wood, natural materials, flowers, clay and many other items to create these fabulous one of a kind abodes. We will be using hand drills, screwdrivers and glue guns. 
Ages: 8-15; Half-day $215 ($205, member)
Full Day $425 ($405, member)
Ridgefield Playhouse
Future Filmmakers Camp 
with Director Katie Torpey

July 9 - July 20
Mon.- Fri., 9am - 5pm

Learn how to turn your smartphone into a camera package and make movies at the Ridgefield Playhouse this summer! Filmmaker Katie Torpey will teach tweens and teens the fundamentals of filmmaking and visual storytelling using their smartphones. Campers will watch and analyze movies, receive hands-on instruction on storytelling, writing, directing, editing, camera equipment and lens. During the 2-week session, each camper will make their own short film and collaborate with other campers to make a film together. Every camper will get to show their film on the big screen and leave camp with the knowledge, skills and equipment to go off and make their own films in the future. 
Ages: 12-16
Time:  M-F (9-5pm)
$1350; $200 film equipment fee
Ballet School of Stamford
Chelsea Piers, CT

Little Stars Dance Camp
July 9- Aug. 3
8:45am - 12pm
Ballet classes, creative movement, theater dance, crafts, and story time. Sign up for 1, 2, 3 or all 4 weeks! The session focuses on building strong foundations in dance, while emphasizing the development of motor skills, coordination and rhythm, as well as the basics of retaining movement patterns. The Little Stars Dance Camp is designed to spark the imagination and self-expression of each participant through dance classes, stories and fun craft projects. Lunch provided.
Ages: 3-6; $370/week ($315, member) More...

Summer Dance
July 23 - 27
8:45am - 3:45pm
The Summer Dance program for 6 to 11 year olds nurtures a love of dance, building a strong foundation by focusing on placement, coordination, flexibility and musicality. The curriculum includes ballet, jazz, modern, hip-hop and reprertoire. Lunch and snacks provided along with a recreation period where students can skate, rock climb, bounce on the trampoline and swing into the form pits. Extended day available.
Ages: 6-11; $655/week ($557, members) More...

Summer Dance Intensive
Aug. 6 - 24
8:45am - 3:45pm
This summer intensive program provides the training in the diverse dance forms necessary to meet the demands of colleges and dance companies today. Leveled classes include classical ballet technique, pointe, variations, character, modern, hip-hop and jazz. All classes are taught by BSS faculty and guests.
Ages: 10-18; 
$655/week ($557, members) More...
Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens
Summer Nature Immersion Experiences 

Spend summer at the Bartlett Arboretum, where environmental programs offer a unique transformational journey to help youth discover the natural "unplugged" world around them. Our programs are hands-on, incorporating STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) as we investigate the Bartlett’s extraordinary 93-acre campus. We balance open-ended nature exploration with Next Generation Science Standards’ aligned activities that build explorers’ skills and knowledge.

Animal Tracking
June 25 - 29 
Mammals, Reptiles, Birds, Insects! The forest is alive with critters if you know where to look. Spend the week discovering how a variety of animals move, where they live, what they eat, and how to find them!
Grades K-5; $400 (members' discount: 15%)

Herbs, Potions and Concoctions
July 2 - 6 (except July 4) 
Use plants to make secret potions! Spend time in the Bartlett’s beautiful herb garden – and use the plants we harvest in creative ways.
Grades K-5; $320 (members' discount: 15%)

Raiders of the Lost Artifact
July 7 - 13 
Dig up fossils, artifacts, and lost treasures in a camp experience like no other. Become Indiana Jones and hunt for lost treasures! 
Grades K-5; $400 (members' discount: 15%)

Park Rangers
July 16 - 20 
The forests need your help! Spend a week exploring the 7 distinct habits at the Arboretum and truly discover the wonders of nature. 
Grades K-5; $400 (members' discount: 15%)

Nature Detectives
July 23 - 27 
Patterns, colors, oddities, and beauty. Investi-gate mysteries in nature, and use natural materials for building projects. Design experiments to find answers to our questions.
Grades K-5; $400 (members' discount: 15%)

Discover Garden to Table
July 30 - Aug. 3
“Dig in” to food crops! Harvest from our vegetable garden, create garden-inspired crafts, and prepare and eat a variety of snacks. Even meet a real life farmer.
Grades K-5; $425 (members' discount: 15%)

Expedition Leadership
June 25 - 29 
Leadership, teamwork, ethics, and judgment: connecting with the outdoors fosters self-reliance, judgment, respect, and a sense of responsibility that can build leaders for our fast paced digital world
Grades 2-6; $425 (members' discount: 15%)

Wilderness Survival
Aug. 13 - 17 
Test your survival skills and learn new ones in an adventure into the wilderness. Learn how to navigate in the woods, how to build a shelter and fire, and even learn how to track animals.
Grades 2-6; $425 (members' discount: 15%)
Curtain Call
Summerstock Creative 
Theatre Program 

Curtain Call's Summerstock Programs are full-day, theatre arts workshops, with a well-balanced curriculum where students rotate between a team of instructors (in age appropriate groups) to receive specialized instruction in various subjects. Students should bring a lunch each day

Summerstock Creative Theatre
June 25 - July 6
9:30am  - 4:30pm 
Through rotating study in Improv, Shakespeare and Modern Acting in age-appropriate groups (grades 5 & 6; 7 & 8; high school), students will tap into their own creativity to assemble a showcase performance on the final date. Students will explore scene work for stage and screen as well as develop original scenes and sketches, including their own conceptual Shakespeare scenes drawing dialogue from the sonnets. Showcase performance: July 6, 7pm. 
Ages 11-16; $750 for 2 weeks. More... 

Summerstock Musical Theatre 
July 9 - 20
9:30am  - 4:30pm
In age-appropriate groups (grades 5 & 6; 7 & 8; high school), students will rotate between singing, acting and dance/ movement, and be introduced to musicals sharing a common theme. One day will focus entirely on audition preparation. Selected pieces from the classroom will be performed by each group in a showcase July 20, 7pm.
Ages 11-16; $800 for 2 weeks. Register for both Creative and Musical sessions and save $200! More... 

Summerstock Junior Program 
July 23 - Aug. 3
Aug. 6 - 17
10am - 3pm
These sessions offer a balance of script acting, improv., and musical theatre, including warm-up games and full-group activities, as well as class periods where students receive specialized instruction in age-appropriate groups (ages 6-8; 9-11). Students present a showcase of their work on the final day of each session (Aug. 3; Aug. 17, 3pm). They also work on special arts and crafts projects relating to their showcase performance. 
Ages 6-11; $750 for each 2-week session (or register for both and save $200). More... 
Summer Music Camp 
Roxbury Elementary School
Aug. 13 - 19
Mon.- Sun., 8:30am - 4pm

Experienced teaching artists work with musician-campers on choral singing, recorder, minor percussion instruments, violin, viola, guitar, and charango. Instrumental and choir lessons in the morning and enrichment and outdoor activities, such as fieldtrips, community service performances, and civic engagement events, in the afternoon. At the end of the week, our musician-campers showcase their accomplishments in a concert for family and friends. 
Ages: 6-17. $125  More...
The Kennedy Center

Community Week
June 25 - 29
The Kennedy Center's Community Week program is designed for children and teens with Autism to help them explore our local community. There will be an outing to a local farm, an art studio, a fire station, and other exciting places in our community. We will even complete our own local community project at our location. Each day will be filled with fun and exciting activities. More...

Sports Week
Aug. 20 - 24
A sports-themed weeklong program for children and teens with Autism. We will learn, discover, and play a variety of sports and take trips to the Sports Complex, Rockin' Jump, and other places where we will get to be fit and active. Each day will be filled with fun group activities and group outings. More...
Mary Ann Hall's 
Music for Children
Summer Camp Options

Magical Musical Adventures 
July 2 - Aug. 30
45-minute classes
"Magical, Musical Adventures" are music classes (45 min) that meet once or twice a week for 4 to 13 weeks. Mix and match to fit your summer schedule - ages 8 wks - 8 yrs. No engines needed for our musical adventures, just the revved up power of your child's mind, music, and imagination! .
Ages 8 weeks - 8 years-old. 
4 weeks (4 classes): $115 
8 weeks (8 classes): $200 
Call office to mix and match;10% reduction for second child; 20% reduction for each additional child

Camp Get Enough Music 
July 2 - Aug. 30. 
Mon.-Thurs., 10:30am - 2:30pm
Travel with the MUSIC! Take a different award-winning Magical Musical Adventure™ each week. No engines needed for our adventures! Just the revved up power of your mind and music! Small groups, mixed ages, professional faculty. Each week includes an award-winning musical adventure, composing, and recording with a take-home CD, indoor and outdoor play.
Ages 3-8-years-old $300/week

Rainbows: July 30-Aug 3
Travel our world of colors exploring rainbows through song, dance, dramatic and rhythmic play. Includes wizard of Oz.

Frozen! Aug. 6 - 10
Enter a world of ice and snow and "Let it Go!" Includes Nutcracker Ballet - dance out with costumes

Disney World: Aug. 13 - 17
Explore the genius of Disney through music, films and ma
ny of the famous characters.

Island Hopping: Aug. 20 - 24
Travel with the music to Jamaica, through the Panama Canal and on to hawaii.Calypso music rules!
Westport Arts Center
Summer Arts Camp

Explore the exciting possibilities this summer break with Summer Camp at the Westport Arts Center! Get creative, innovative, and have fun through the arts by choosing from a catalog of unique and contemporary weeklong workshops. All workshops offer something for everyone ages 4-12. Morning camps run 9:30am – 12:30pm and include a snack; afternoon camps run shorter, just 2 hours, from 1:30 to 3:30pm. More... 

June 25 – June 29
AM: Culture Arts
From Japanese silk painting, to Native American dream catchers, students will be exposed to an array of materials and medias!
Ages 4-7.  $395 (members, $370)

PM Graphic Novel
This course will guide students as they design their own characters and illustrate their own stories on professional-standard comic strip storyboards and book covers.
Ages 8-12. $305 (members, $280)

Special Arts
4pm - 5pm
Offering insight into artistic processes and techniques and promoting self-awareness and self-esteem through projects, fostering critical thinking and creative innovation.
Ages 7+. $80 (members, $60)

Glass Blowing with Dylan Cotton
9am - 1pm
Students learn all about the hot glass studio and glassblowing in Cotton’s studio, including history, technology, terminology and techniques to make their own glass works
Ages 12+. $600 (members, $575)

July 2 – 6 (short week)
AM: Clay Creations
Build, sculpt, and manipulate professional-quality air-dry clay, using a mix of clay tools, upcycled materials, and your hands to make sculptures, creatures, and more!
Ages 4-7.  $375 (members, $350)

PM Meet the Masters
Students will be introduce to a different artist each day, completing a project unique to the style of that artist.
Ages 8-12. $305 (members, $280)

July 9 – 13
AM: All About Me
Using relief printing, stamping, and monotype, students will explore the world of printmaking, creating works that combine fine-line, texture and layered colors.
Ages 4-7.  $390 (members, $365)

PM: Illustration and Imagination
Students will be introduced to traditional Indian Miniature Painting, and then bring to life imaginative scenes through detailed drawing, watercolor and gouache paints.
Ages 8-12. $375 (members, $300)

July 16 – 20
Magical Masks
Students will bring 3 different characters to life as they create 3 completely unique masks following different techniques.
AM: Ages 4-7.  $385 (members, $360)
PM: Ages 8-12.  $285 (members, $260)

July 16 – 20
3-D Arts
Students sculpt with paper, wool, fabric, clay, plaster cloth, wire, found objects, and more! 
AM: Ages 4-7.  $390 (members, $365)
PM: Ages 8-12.  $290 (members, $265)
July 30 – Aug. 3
AM: Meet the Masters
Students are introduced to a different artist each day, completing a project unique to the style of that artist.
Ages 4-9.  $390 (members, $365)

PM Digital Darkroom and Photography
Starting with the basics, students explore the new technologies and build a portfolio over this weeklong session. Learning how to use a digital camera on manual settings, they will discover the skills it takes to digitally edit their work and professionally print their images with hands-on experience.Requires students to be in possession of own DSLR camera and a laptop with Adobe Photoshop Elements available during class hours.
Ages 8-12. $315 (members, $290)

Aug. 6 – 10
AM: Summer Studio
Responding to the independent young artist wanting choice and freedom, this class allows students to choose from two different projects each day, so they can explore a vast array of materials and mediums.
Ages 4-9.  $390 (members, $365)

PM: Kawaii Clay & Action Figures
Students work on a small scale with brightly-colored polymer clay and hi-end sculpting tools to bring animation to objects.
Ages 8-12. $315 (members, $290)

Aug. 13 – 17
AM: Painting Workshop
Exploring the world of art through watercolor, gouache, and acrylic paints, students learn color theory, and creating vibrant and fun works of art.
Ages 4-7.  $390 (members, $365)

PM: Graffiti Book
Starting with their  own hardcover sketchbook, students will meet artists and designers who will help them build their graffiti skills, learn different writing and drawing styles, and play with design.
Ages 8-12. $290 (members, $265)

Aug. 20 – 24
Tie-dye isn’t just t-shirts! Students will explore 5 different methods of tie dying, combining math, pattern, and color theory to create amazing works of wearable art!
AM: $385 (members, $360)
PM:  $285 (members, $260)
Westport Historical Society
Time Travelers Summer Camp
Join an award-winning education team for one of three Time Travelers Summer Camp sessions. Each week-long session is open for children ages 7-12 and will take place from 9 am to 3 pm. Each session will also include a one-day field trip to a local site during the week and a special end-of-camp celebration on Friday. $250/Members, $300/Non-members, $75 for daily registration and $10 sibling discount. Includes snack, materials and one lunch on Friday, please bring a bag lunch every other day. More...

New World Explorers
June 25 - 29 
Explore how colonial Westporters and native peoples of the area traveled, cooked, played and lived during the colonists’ first days. Includes trip to Wilton Historical Society. 

History Detectives
Aug. 13 - 17 
Find out about mysterious Westport residents, such as the Sherwood triplets and Mary Staples. Investigate a crime, event or location each day. Includes a trip to Adams Academy. 

Global Archaeologists
Aug. 20-24 
Travel in time and around the globe to discover artwork, events, and traditions from different countries and cultures. Each day a different continent! Includes a trip to Compo Beach.
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