Subject: An E-Buzz Summer Camps Special Issue, 2021, First Edition

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APRIL 14, 2021
List of Organizations Offering Camps by Town
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Brookfield Craft Center 

Darien Arts Center

Connecticut Audubon at 
  Fairfield Center
Fairfield Museum & History 
Quick Center at Fairfield 

Greenwich Art Society
Greenwich Historical Society

Pantochino Productions

Silvermine School of Art 

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
Music Theatre of Connecticut
New England Fashion + Design Association 

New Pond Farm Education 
Aldrich Museum

Shakespeare on the Sound

Curtain Call

MoCA Westport 
Brookfield Craft Center
2021 Summer Youth Program
July 5 - Aug. 20, 9am - 4pm

The 2021 Summer Youth Program at the Brookfield Craft Center will offer children and youth-inspired opportunities to explore creative projects in ceramics, 3D Design, Video Game Design, blacksmithing, jewelry, graphic novel drawing, henna design painting, 
weaving, glass bead-making, woodworking, etc. 
Brookfield Craft Center’s studio instruction will be
led by professional artists promoting structured 
supportive and COVID-safe environments. 
Classes will be limited in size to ensure social distancing.
Morning Session: 9-12pm
Afternoon Session: 1-4pm
July 5-9|July 19-23|August 2-6|August 16-20

The Darien Arts Center is offering a variety of new summer camps and classes for all ages in theatre, dance, martial arts, visual arts and music. Use the DAC’s new improved registration system, sign up for their newsletter or find more information at or call (203) 655-8683. The DAC is located at 2 Renshaw Road, behind the Town Hall. More...

Art! Dance! Music! Camp
Mon-Thurs, 10:00am-12:45pm
1. June 7 - 10
2. June 14 - 17
3. June 21 - 24
Ages 3-6

1 week $265, 2 weeks $500, 3 weeks $700
Each day, campers will have an art class, followed by a music class, and end with an exciting dance class to release their energy and creativity. Each art class will introduce different art forms, using different materials and at the end of each week the campers will have a number of different projects to take home.

Cartooning/Comic Strip Camp
Mon-Thurs, 9:30am-11:30am
July 12-15

Grades: 1-4 Tuition: $176
In this camp session, each student will create their own short comic strip. They will learn how to illustrate the comics, and write text to go along with it. At the end of the class, each student will have their own comic strip to take home.

Kids Love Printmaking Workshop
Mon-Thurs, 2:45pm-4:45pm
July 19 - 22

Grades 5-8 Tuition: $180
Printmaking is a blast! In this 4 day, afternoon camp, artist Nancy McTague-Stock will show middle school students the many ways artists can create prints. Nancy will also teach and guide students how to use a real printing press! At the end of the last session, the students will bring home many projects to take home and frame.

Fictional Worlds-Fantasy Map Design Workshop
Mon-Fri 10:15am - 1:15pm
July 19-23

Grades 5-8. Tuition: $350
Using the elements, styles, scripts and artistic techniques of old world cartography, participants will be invited to unleash their imaginations, and to design and produce a color map of their new unique and mythical land, kingdom or empire! By week's end, each camper will walk away with a finished map of their ideal world in the form of a scroll.

Children's Martial Arts
Tuesdays 5pm - 6pm
July 6 - August 17
Grades 1-6. $160
Children’s Martial Arts Class for all levels. This class will concentrate on rank appropriate material while working on Effort, Respect and Self- Control.

Teen/Adult Martial Arts
Tuesdays 6:30pm-7:30pm
July 6 - Aug. 17

Level: Teens/Adults $160
A great workout while learning many self-defense theories and skills. This class will improve coordination, stamina, and self-awareness.

Summer Camp
June 14-August 20 

The Connecticut Audubon Society’s summer camp at the Center at Fairfield is a state-licensed summer camp offering weekly sessions for preschoolers from 9 a.m. to 12pm, and for ages 5 to 11 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Campers attend week-long, nature-themed programs to learn about wildlife up close, and build life-long connections to the natural world while having fun outdoors in a safe, small group setting. More...
Fairfield Museum and History Center
July 12 - Aug. 26

Fairfield Museum’s Summer Camp Adventures inspire and engage kids ages 6 – 12. 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...
Ages 8-12; $150 ($125, Members) per week 

9:30am – 12pm
Explore the natural world surrounding the Fairfield Museum and learn about the history of people who have lived along the coast. Make a sketchbook, create drawings, paintings, and art inspired by nature. Study the local flora, fauna, observe bird life and listen to facts, folktales and stories of the sea and the Sound as we combine history, nature and art.
Week 1: July 12-15
Week 5: August 9-12

9:30am – 12pm
Step back in time and discover what life was like long ago. Write with a quill pen! Make traditional crafts and toys including a corn husk doll, a haversack, sailor’s valentine, and more. Using the 1750 Ogden House and c. 1780 Sun Tavern as inspiration, explore the different uses for rooms in 18th and 19th century homes and businesses.
Week 2: July 19-22
Week 4: August 2-5 
Week 6: August 16-19 

Art Adventures 
Discover different art techniques while using the collection and current exhibitions as inspiration. Each activity will include a closer look at museum objects, followed by a related art project. Lessons will include drawing, painting, photography and collage.
Week 3: July 26-29 
Week 7: August 23-26

Summer Intensives at the Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University are a great platform to delve into exciting art forms! Crash courses in cool exciting subjects led by amazing local artists. Have your kids expand their world and try something new! 
Sessions available Monday-Thursday from 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. $180 per session

Singing for the Stage 
Session One: July 12- 15
Ages 8-11 
Session Two: July 19-22 
Ages 11 and up 
Learn a singer’s secrets to earning the golden ticket. Do you have what it takes to turn her chair around? Led by Lucia Palmieri, a local Juilliard-trained soprano with a critically acclaimed debut at Carnegie Hall, campers will discover how to wield their voice to project and perform.

Acting and Audition Prep 
July 26-29, 2:30 - 4:30pm
Learn to be prepared for auditions for all types of acting including film, stage and voice acting. Have you ever wanted to be the voice of radio commercials? Have you ever wanted to be a voice actor for cartoons and video games? Have you ever considered going on a Broadway audition? This intensive will help you prepare a monologue for auditions for plays and films, and introduce you to voice acting. All ages 

Introduction to Fashion Design 
August 2-5 2:30-4:30pm
Introduction to Fashion Design: A combination class where you learn the basics of Sewing and Fashion Illustration. Learn a combination of the basics of Sewing and Fashion Illustration to create exciting concepts using basic skills. A fun course that helps you - get it together! Ages 10-14 More...

Sewing II 
August 9-12 2:30-4:30pm
With Sewing II, you'll be taking it to the next level by turning that 2 dimensional dream into 3 dimensional reality! You will be making a Pillow case (day 1), Bag (day 2), Top/Dress (day 3), Shorts/Pants (day 4). Ages 10-14
Instructor: Sooo-z Mastropietro

Fashion Illustration II
Aug. 16-19, 2:30-4:30
Participants will be able to create a collection! From idea to illustration, learn how to: Draw garments on a figure (days 1 & 2), Render an ensemble in different fabrics (days 2 & 3), and Create a collection of 3 looks (day 4). Ages 10-14.
Instructor: Sooo-z Mastropietro More...

Quick Center for the Arts at
Missoula Children's Theatre

This summer, the Quick Center celebrates its 30th 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. A total of 60 community children, grades 1-12, may be registered in each weekly session. More...
$325 ($300 each additional child in family).
Mon-Thurs: 9:15am-2pm: Rehearsals, Acting, Dance, Music
Fri: 3:30pm-7:30: Dress Rehearsal
Fri: 7:30pm  Performance

Alice in Wonderland - July 12-16, 2021
Sleeping Beauty - July 19-23, 2021
Johnny Appleseed - July 26-30, 2021
Johnny Appleseed - August 2-6, 2021
Hansel and Gretel - August 9-13, 2021
The Emperor's New Clothes - August 16-20, 2021

Greenwich Art Society
Summer Camp
A fun week-long summer mini-camp for children. Campers explore a different medium each day such as drawing, printmaking, collage, sculpture and painting. Classes are small so there's lots of individual attention! 

June 28-July 2, 10:30am-12:00pm

June 28-July 2, 10:30pm-12:30pm

Greenwich Historical Society
Art & History Camp

At the Greenwich Historical Society’s unique and highly interactive Art and History Camp, kids learn important skills while connecting to our town’s history and have fun. More...

will be transported back in time to Greenwich’s colonial era. Campers will have the opportunity to weave, cook and create colonial art. They will also learn about the importance of a personal garden and about the plants that could be grown for cooking, medicine and creating natural pigments.

ART WEEK CAMPERS will learn about the Cos Cob Art Colony and the avant-garde work of the impressionist artists that stayed at the Bush Holley House. Activities include painting en plain air, pottery and theater.

Middle School Camps
6th – 8th Grade, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
History Camp: July 12 – 16
Art Camp: July 19 – 23

Elementary Camps:
2nd – 5th Grade, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

History Camp: July 26 – 30
Art Camp: August 2 – 6

1 Week: $450 – 2 Weeks: $800 Sibling discounts may apply.

Pantochino Productions
Summer Theatre Camp at The MAC
July 5-30, 9am-3pm 
Pantochino's award-winning Summer Theatre Camp at Milford Arts Council gives children 8-12yo the opportunity to learn, rehearse and perform and original musical in just five days. Professional staff. Discounts for multiple weeks/siblings. Safe, masked, distanced and above all, the most fun ever. More...
One child/one week $285.00
One child multiple weeks $270. per week
Siblings attending one week $245. per child
Siblings attending multiple weeks $220. per child, per week


June 21 to August 27
Ages 5-17

Study Art at one of the oldest artist communities in the country. The Silvermine School of Art offers summer camps and workshops, offering 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 glass flame working, drawing, painting, woodworking,
metal, ceramics, mixed media, papermaking, bookbinding, comics, puppetry, and animation to name a few! 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. The price range is $150 to $475, depending on hours and number of days. Sessions are grouped as: Juniors (ages: 4-10) and Youth (ages 11-17).  More...
Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
Summer Camp
Kids ages 4 to 17 can spend their summer days diving into the exciting and fascinating ocean world through fun summer-camp programs at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Campers will discover the fun side of science inquiry, through age-appropriate hands-on activities and experiments. Each session is different, so pick from one, some or all. Scholarships available
Registration for all programs here.

Ages 6-8
Shark Safari 
June 21 - 26, 9am - 4pm
August 2- 6, 9am - 4pm
It’s The Maritime Aquarium's very own version of Shark Week! Campers will join our aquarists behind-the-scenes for a private feeding of our large sand tiger sharks. They’ll meet our team of divers and watch as they swim with sharks in our Open Ocean exhibit. Other exciting activities will include a private visit to the Shark & Ray Touch Pool where they’ll help hand-feed our friendly stingrays, a classroom visit by a live shark, and seeing a movie in the Aquarium’s new 4D theater. Campers will take home a necklace featuring teeth shed by the aquarium’s very own sharks.
$525 ($475 members)

Habitat Explorers 
June 28 - July 2, 
9am - 4pm
July 26-30, 9- 4pm
Are you curious about all animals, from all over the globe? Featuring exciting classroom visits from animals from the desert, ocean, temperate forest, and rainforest, this camp will allow us to travel around the world without leaving Norwalk. Talk to the experts that care for all our different animals and learn about the unique places they come from. Campers continue their expedition with a visit to the local seashore with a movie featuring far away locations.
$525 ($475 members) 

Shark Safari
July 29 - Aug. 2, 9:30am - 4pm 
Single Day Previews: April 18, June 20
Campers go behind the scenes to attend a private feeding of large sand tiger sharks, and meet divers as they prepare to scuba dive among the sharks. Plus: hand-feeding the stingrays; a classroom visit by a live shark; and thrills watching the IMAX movie “Great White Shark.” 
$525 ($450 members); 1-day: $100/$90

Junior Aquarist 
July 12-23
 9am - 4pm
August 9-20 9am-4pm 
Young aquarists will explore how the aquarium provides top-flight care to our animals. They’ll have daily hands-on experiences participating in the care of animals such as sea stars, crabs and turtles. They’ll meet one of our mammal trainers, attend a private seal training demonstration and make enrichment items for some of our most popular animals. Campers will have a chance to get their hands wet as they take a trip to explore the local shoreline. They’ll also play a variety of aquarium-themed games, and get to experience the Aquarium’s new 4D theatre.
$1,050 ($1,000 MEMBERS)

Ages 9-12
Aquarium Stars 
June 21 - 25, 9am - 4pm 
The animals are the stars of this week-long series. Each day will be dedicated to one of our marquee groups of animals including seals and mammals, sharks and fish, jellies and corals, turtles, and more! Campers will get to explore the exhibits dedicated to these species and have opportunities for private demonstrations or hands-on experiences including helping to feed some animals. Campers will learn more about our star animals by watching a movie in the Aquarium’s new 4D theatre!
$525 ($475 members) 

Eco Explorers
June 28 - July 2 9am - 4pm
Investigate the different biomes on our planet and in our Just Add Water exhibit. Campers discover how ecosystems exist within biomes and how communities of animals are connected during a shoreline exploration at a local beach. Campers will participate in a citizen science project learning how to use naturalist to collect biodiversity information, and cruise aboard the Aquarium’s research vessel to help the Aquarium collect data on the animals of Long Island Sound. Campers are encouraged to bring a cell phone or tablet to use as part of the citizen scientist project.
$525, ($475 for members)

Ages 9-12 (cont.)

Ocean Discovery Team
July 12-23 9am-4pm
August 9-20 9am-4pm
Calling all young scientists! This session features a combination of marine research and engineering in order to instill in young people the knowledge of how we study the oceans to identify the challenges it faces. Campers will learn about the different types of research projects the Aquarium is conducting and work side-by-side with crew on the Aquarium’s research vessel to collect data from biological, chemical, and environmental surveys. Back on land and in the lab, they will analyze their data in order to understand changes that are occurring in Long Island Sound and monitor water quality from our docks. On the engineering side, they will design and test their own plankton nets, participate in marine debris tracking, and brainstorm designs to reduce and remove marine debris.
$1,150 ($1,100 MEMBERS)

Jr. Marine Biologist 
July 26-August 6 9am-4pm
Marine biologists work in the lab and in the field; through this in-depth program, young biologists will get a taste of both worlds. In the lab, they’ll set-up, stock, and maintain an aquarium. They’ll learn about and conduct daily care for their animals and learn to use probes to monitor water quality just like the Aquariums aquarist do. In the field, they will record biodiversity data aboard our research vessel from several sites in Norwalk Harbor. Then they’ll use their new biological knowledge to design and carry out a scientific investigation of the behavior or physiology using animals from their tanks. Campers will also get an opportunity to experience the Aquarium’s new 4D theatre.
$1,050 ($1,000 for members) 

Ages 13-15
Teen Apprentice
July 8 - 26, 8am - 2pm 
Aug. 5 - 23, 8am - 2pm
This extremely popular behind-the-scenes experience provides a small group of teens with the opportunity to learn first-hand and hands-on about the operations that keep our marine and terrestrial animals thriving. Apprentices work side-by-side with aquarists and educators to feed our large sharks, rays, fish, and turtles, to monitor the behavior of key animals, create enrichments, and help perform daily maintenance tasks for select exhibits. They will participate in research at the local shoreline and aboard the Aquarium’s research vessel, as well as a local service-learning project. This exclusive program is limited to 14 participants. Additional field trips will be announced before the start of the session.
Three-weeks: $1,600 ($1,500 members)

Music Theatre of Connecticut
One-Week Workshop for Grades
Three one-week camps with a different Broadway show theme each week! Performers learn and develop songs from The Broadway Show-of-the-Week and present their abridged production to parents and friends on the final day of camp! Auditions take place prior to camp beginning and are used as an opportunity for the director to get to know their cast. Everyone who signs up gets a part! 
 Grades 2-8 

*Snow White and the Seven Dwarves 
June 21 - 25, 9:30am-11:30am 

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown 
July 28 - July 2, 9:30am-11:30am 

*Alice in Wonderland 
Aug. 5 - 9, 9:30am - 11:30am 

Registration: $375/week. 10% discount for an additional workshop. 
*Currently filled up, join waitlist by emailing 

Two-Week Workshop for Grades 6-12
July 12-23 9:30am-12:30pm
Actors rehearse a full length show culminating in an amazing performance! The show will be The Addams Family! Auditions will be held on the first day of rehearsal. Everyone who signs up gets a part. Audition info will be given out closer to the beginning of rehearsals. 
Tuition: $849. 10% discount for an additional workshop. 
New England Fashion + Design Association 
Fashion Lab Summer Camp 2021 
Our fashion association's goal is to help the 
attendees of our fashion camps the knowledge of fashion design and support the generation of style innovators and leaders. 
When enrolling, please give us the name, age of student and what session you plan to attend. Register here 

June 21-25, 9am-1pm 
June 28-July 2, 9am-1pm & 1:30pm-5:30pm
July 5-9 9am-1pm & 1:30pm-5:30pm
July 12-16, 9am-1pm 
July 19-23, 9am-1pm & 1:30-5:30pm
July 26-30, 9am-1pm & 1:30pm-5:30pm 
August 2-6, 9am-1pm & 1:30pm-5:30pm
August 9-13, 9am-1pm & 1:30pm-5:30pm

New Pond Farm Education Center
June 21-August 13 9:30am-12pm
Search the stream for crayfish, explore the pond for tadpoles, get up close and personal with our turtles, frogs and other program animals, build survival shelters, learn about woodland Indians, visit with our farm animals, plant and harvest in the gardens, do some nature crafting, play fun conservation games, and so much more. This summer program includes two opportunities to swim in our crystal-clear pool, under the supervision of a lifeguard. Young explorers will leave us as nature detectives and nature defenders!
Ages 6-8 and 9-12 $325 ($275 New Pond Farm members)

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Each week is unique—inspired by the Museum’s current exhibitions and tailored to specific age groups, with in-gallery learning and art-making. Campers will explore the Museum's galleries with Aldrich teaching artists and educators, create dynamic works of art, move their bodies through mindful activities and games, discover art-making techniques, and build friendships along the way! New activities will be shared every week, inspired by Aldrich exhibiting artists Frank Stella, Tim Prentice, Clarity Haynes, Lucia Hierro, and Hugo McCloud. Caregivers will receive personalized emails from the Camp Aldrich team sharing what their child learned and did each day. The experience will culminate on Friday evenings with an art show of campers' creative projects for family and friends.
July 19 - 23, 9am-5pm 

July 26-30, 9am-5pm

August 2-6 9am-5pm 
Rowayton Community Center
June 21-July 2 9am-3pm 

Shakespeare on the Sound's Globe Company will present Macbeth Jr. this year!
This camp is designed for 8-15 year-olds who are both serious about acting and new to it! Campers will play theater games, learn acting techniques, experience performing Shakespeare’s text, and learn how to works together as an ensemble as they discover the characters and world of the play. 
Members of The Globe Company will audition for their roles in Macbeth Jr. at the start of camp. Everyone who auditions will get a role.
No Shakespeare experience necessary for any of our camps! More...
Performance: 1:30pm on July 2 
The cost for this camp is $1,300.
Curtain Call
Summerstock Theatre Arts 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 28 - July 9
9:30am  - 4:30pm 
Through rotating study in Improv, Shakespeare and Modern Acting in age-appropriate groups, 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. Grades 6-12
Registration: $750 if session is in-person; $450 if session is online. More...

Summerstock Musical Theatre 
July 12 - 23 9:30am - 4:30pm
This fun and focused, full-day workshop will sharpen skills in singing, acting and dance. In age-appropriate groups, students rotate between the three subjects and be introduced to various musicals that share a common theme. The session also includes a day that focuses entirely on audition preparation. The session culminates in a showcase performance on the final date at 7:00pm.
Grades 6-12; $800 in person; $500 if online. Register for both Creative and Musical sessions and save $200! More...

Summerstock Junior Program 
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. Students present a showcase of their work on the final day of each session, and work on special arts and crafts projects relating to their showcase performance. 
Grades K-5 $750 for each 2-week session (or register for both and save $200); $450 if online
MoCA of Westport 
Camp MoCA Summer Camp
June 7-August 27 9am-3pm 
Featuring well-manicured, lush outdoor grounds and a spacious indoor air-conditioned facility to engage in various hands-on art based activities that incorporate STEAM in a "maker-space" atmosphere, Camp MoCA will keep the kids engaged and creative this summer. An early registration discount of $100 per week is available through May 1, 2021. Campers can sign up for a single week or multiple weeks at a time, with registration ongoing through the summer. More...
Ages 3-13 
Camp MoCA Weekly Rate: Registration by May 1: $495 / After May 1: $595
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