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

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May 14, 2021
List of Organizations Offering Camps by Town
Search for these and more offerings at:
*BackCountry Jazz
*Neighborhood Studios of
  Fairfield County

Brookfield Craft Center 

Darien Arts Center

Connecticut Audubon at 
  Fairfield Center
Connecticut Dance School 
Fairfield Museum & History 
*Fairfield Theatre Company 
Quick Center at Fairfield 

Greenwich Art Society
Greenwich Historical Society

Pantochino Productions
Silvermine School of Art 
Summer Theatre of New 

Crystal Theatre
Maritime Aquarium at 
Music Theatre of Connecticut
New England Fashion + 
  Design Association 
*Valentina Kozlova Dance 

New Pond Farm Education 

Aldrich Museum
*Keeler Tavern Museum & 
  History Center
Ridgefield Guild of Artists 
Shakespeare on the   

Center Stage Theatre

Curtain Call

MoCA Westport 
Suzuki Music School
Westport Continuing 
*Westport Country 
Westport Library

Camps with * are new to this edition
BackCountry Jazz 

July 15-30, 9am-3pm 

Throughout its four weeks, BCJ brings world-class artists out of the concert hall and into the camp, providing students with master classes, one-on-one teaching, and small group workshops. In addition, each visiting artist performs a concert for the campers. Hearing and meeting these fine artists provides an invaluable experience that the students otherwise would never have. More...
Neighborhood Studios 

July 12 - Aug. 6, 9:30am-2:30pm 

Neighborhood Studios Conservatory is a school-to-career arts apprenticeship program for Bridgeport teens interested in the visual and performing arts. Youth, 13-18 years old, take part in advanced classes in the visual arts, music, dance and theater, and receive career specific workshops and job readiness preparation. The program culminates in an art show and performance showcase. Teens 14 and older receive a stipend of $50-60 per week, based upon experience and participation during the school year. For more information, please contact or call (203) 366-3300. More...

July 19 to Aug 13, 9am-4pm

Our “Camp for Everyone” is an exciting multi-access opportunity for students with special needs and their non-disabled peers to explore the visual and performing arts. Youth, ages 6 – 18 years old, will explore the world of the arts through activities in cultural drumming, dance, theater and art. Each summer a theme is chosen and explored throughout each class, helping students to develop a deeper understanding about the theme, while improving their literacy skills. More...
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...
Connecticut Dance School

June 21-September 11

CDS SummerDance2021 offers unique programs for aspiring dancers ages 3 -18. 

Dance & Art classes Ages 3 & 4
Available in four one-week sessions beginning June 21st. 

Dance & Art classes Ages 5- 7 
Available in two two-week sessions in June and August.

Intermediate and Advanced Intensives
Available for ages 8 -18 for one-week sessions in July. 

Dancers are taught ballet, modern, jazz, theatre dance and pointe. Intensives are available online, and there will be a showcase.  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
Fairfield Theatre Company 

Session 1: July 5th to July 16th
Session 2: July 19th to July 30th
Session 3: August 2nd to 13th

Got Kids? This summer, keep the drama on the stage where it belongs! Maureen Hamill's Summer Cabaret Workshop gives children ages 6 to 17 the opportunity to learn about the performing arts, play improvisation games, act out short scenes, and more — all while having fun and meeting others in the community.

SCW consists of three, two-week-long sessions. Each session ends with a final performance on StageOne. Children are welcome to join one, two, or three sessions. No audition is required
Ages 6-17 More...

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, 10:00am-12:00pm

June 28-July 2, 12:30pm-3:30pm
(corrected time)
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

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
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...
Summer Theatre of New Canaan 

Jr. Company Musical Theatre Performance Camp 
July 12-30, 1pm-5pm
Live & In-Person for students entering grades 5-9. Professional theatre artists work with students to put on You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown. Two casts will selected each with a public performance. Company limited to the first 20 students to fully register. More...

DramaRamas Camp 
June 12-July 11, 8:30am-10:00am
Children ages 8 -18 with special needs will rehearse and put on a musical. Each child has one of our theatre artists as a personal mentor to assist if needed with their rehearsal and performance. There will be a performance to the community on July 11, at the Summer Theatre’s Waveny Park Tent Theatre, New Canaan, CT. Program limited to first 9 students to fully register. More...

High School Theatre Intensive 
June 19-July 30, 10:00am-3:00pm 
The curriculum has been created by industry artists and experts who have a passion for developing the next generation of theatre artists. Students develop performance and communication skills that will serve them throughout their professional careers. For entering-10th graders-high school graduates. More...
Crystal Theatre

Broadway Blast Summer Camp
June 21-June 25, 9am-3:30pm 

A Crystal Theatre classic summer camp! Jump into a whirlwind of activity, singing and dancing through some of your favorite Broadway show music. Oklahoma!, Mean Girls, Oliver, Little Shop of Horrors are examples of the medleys we will be learning and performing, PLUS everyone gets an audition length solo personally selected for you by our expert staff to perform at the shows. Grades 5-10

Appropriate “dance shoes” are required for this camp and we will let you know what your “base” costume will need to be for the shows so that you are ready in advance. Additional costumes will be provided by Crystal Theatre. More...

Additional/Extended Rehearsals:
Friday, June 18 — 6:30pm-8:30pm (Solo Auditions)

Saturday, June 19 — 9am-12pm (Music Rehearsal)
*Friday, June 25 — 9am-2:30pm (Shorter Day)

Shows: Friday, June 25 @ 7:30pm & Saturday, June 26 @ 7:30pm

July 26-July 30, 9am-4pm 

Crystal Theatre’s big musical version of this famous fairytale is a perennial favorite among our students. Combining lots of comedy with dramatic moments, this uplifting story reminds us that sometimes goodness and kindness do win the day. Grades 4-8

Lots of parts for all, whether you are a seasoned performer or just starting out. Please note the auditions for parts and musical rehearsal the week before camp begins in order to give us a head start on this big production. More...

Additional/Extended Rehearsals:
Wednesday, July 21 — 4:30pm-6:30pm (Auditions)
Thursday, July 22 — 4:30pm-6:30pm (Callbacks/Rehearsal)

Shows: Saturday, July 31 @ 6:30pm & Sunday, August 1 @ 3pm

Little Women (the Musical) Camp
June 5th-Aug. 7, 5:30pm-9:30pm
Based on Louisa May Alcott's American classic, this Civil War story of love and family stands the test of time.

Produced nationally and internationally, Little Women has been praised by critics for its ambition in adapting such a well-known story for the stage. This timeless, captivating story is brought to life in this glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope and everlasting love. The original production starred the unparalleled Sutton Foster, who received Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk nominations for her performance. More...

Audition Dates: Saturday, June 5 @ 6pm & Sunday, June 6 @ 6pm

Audition Fee: $20 (will receive written feedback regardless of casting)

Audition Requirements: a 32-bar cut in the style of the show, a cold read, and a dance call

Tuition: $495 principals (if cast) / $250 ensemble (if cast)

Rehearsals: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays — 5:30pm-9:30pm

Shows: Saturday, August 7 & Sunday, August 8

Crystal Theatre Continued...

June 28-July 10, 9am-3:30pm  
This wonderful and uplifting show is just the thing to lift your spirits this summer and drag you out of the pandemic doldrums! Bring out your inner hippie in this musically challenging exciting show! Please make note of the Wednesday part auditions and pre-camp musical rehearsals, all arranged to make the rehearsal process less stressful and fun and rewarding for all. Grades 6-10
Wednesday, June 23 — 5:30pm-8:30pm (Auditions)
Saturday, June 26 — 1:30pm-4pm (Music Rehearsal)
Sunday, June 27 — 5pm-8pm (Music Rehearsal)

Shows: Friday, July 9 @ 7:30pm & Saturday, July 10 @ 7:30pm
Additional/Extended Rehearsals 

July 19-July 23, 9am-12pm 
Are you ready for your next audition? Do you love to sing, act, and dance but are sick of not getting a starring role? Take this very popular workshop class geared to give you the tools to take your next audition by storm. Focus on polishing your next audition package and learn what it takes to become a star! 

There will be a showcase performance concluding the class for you to strut your stuff. Taught by Joe Santaniello, Cheryl Kemeny, Pat McGill, and Zachary Anderson, with additional coaching from Crystal Theatre staff. You don’t want to miss out on this class! Recommended for people who are studying voice / have audition repertoire needing to be coached. Grades 8-12
Show: Friday, July 23 @ 7:30pm
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.)

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)

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
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

Summer Workshops
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 increase their knowledge of fashion design and support the next generation of style innovators and leaders. Locations Norwalk, CT. When enrolling for our winter and summer 2021 fashion camps, please give us the name, age of student and what session you are planning to attend. All of our instructors are from Parsons School of Design, FIT, USA and Bunka College, Japan. Register here 

June 21-25, 9am-1pm 
Little walk on the beach with friends and you are wearing the dress you designed yourself with your perfect blue, which matches your eyes or your favorite ribbons. Let’s create a look together and start this wonderful vacation flawlessly.

June 28-July 2, 9am-1pm & 1:30pm-5:30pm
The smell of orange makes us smile, the sun in the sky before the sunsets gets the most pictures! We love orange, and what is orange without a summer! This week we will create together a hot summer dress just for you.

July 5-9 9am-1pm & 1:30pm-5:30pm
Summer trends are calling for bright colors, so here we are planing a color explosion with creativity and imagination all from you. Color choices are unlimited and with splash of neons we can even jazz them up more. Let's dress like a super star!

July 12-16, 9am-1pm 
Elegance has no trend and time. This week we will create with your help some beautiful, elegant and stylish looks that Vogue magazine will knock at our doors for inside information :)

July 19-23, 9am-1pm & 1:30-5:30pm
Lets choose and art work (or create our own) and design a piece that is inspired by the arts. If you like to create we can create a piece looking like an art. It's all up to us but we will have our fashion show at the end of the week with installation work an art opening.

July 26-30, 9am-1pm & 1:30pm-5:30pm 
Pink is such a gentle color, the baby girl pink, rose pink, hot pink…dreamy, pure and romantic. Let's design the best pink Dress with any embellishments you like to have.

August 2-6, 9am-1pm & 1:30pm-5:30pm
Long summer dresses are very much in fashion. Playful, bohemian or just simple, they look fresh and elegant on a boat, on the beach or in the evening stroll along the water. Let's create a beautiful dress together.

August 9-13, 9am-1pm & 1:30pm-5:30pm
Stripes and plaids, beautiful combination of colors in orderly fashion, classically designed for ages. We will show you how to design by braking the rules and using the amazing combinations we can create with them. It is so much fun, we can’t wait to show you.

Valentina Kozlova Dance Conservatory 

Summer Exclusive

July 5-10, 11:00am-3:30pm 
Advanced and Intermediate II levels Only –
Start Off The Summer With A Week Of Exclusive Training Taught By Former NYCB and Bolshoi Ballet Principal Dancer Valentina Kozlova. More...

July 12-16, 10:30am-3:00pm 
July 19-23, 10:30am-3:00pm 
July 26-30, 10:30am-3:00pm 
Join us for an unforgettable in-person summer of dance and fun. Open to children 10 and up, with some prior dance experience. Purely classical training with teachers from the VKDCNY faculty.

Dance Conservatory Contemporary Week
August 25-29, 1:00pm-5:00pm 
Join us for an unforgettable in-person week of exclusively Contemporary dance. Taught by Nina Buisson, from the Contemporary Department of VKDCNY faculty. More...
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 
Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center

July 12-August 6, 9am-12pm

Students in grades one through six are invited to join us this summer for four interactive and creative weeks of exploring the origins, meanings, and heritage of some of Ridgefield’s street names. 

These week-long, half-day programs will focus on social studies skills including maps, geography, natural resources, economics, and local history. Students will work to create an illustrated street atlas of Ridgefield’s roads. 

Please spread the word to your students who may need or want additional social studies enrichment this summer - all while having FUN exploring our historic site! More...
Ridgefield Guild of Artists 

Children's Summer Program 
June 28-August 13 9:30am-12pm

Ridgefield Guild of Artists is THE place to be this summer for kids who love art! Summer Camp runs from June 28 through August 13 this year, with seven one-week sessions, 9:30am -12on, Monday-Friday, ages 8–14.

Each week has a special theme and will inspire your kid's creativity: Pop Art, Slime, Printmaking, Cartooning, Contemporary Art, Let's Get Messy and Murals. Guaranteed fun!
One week sessions; $275 ($250, members)

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 work 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.
Center Stage Theatre

Center Stage is thrilled to announce its summer programming for 2021! We have made some changes to our traditional summer camps and can't wait to welcome our students back for what promises to be an awesome summer! As always, Center Stage is continuing to take all safety measures as recommended by the CDC. More...

Under The Sea
June 28th - July 2nd

GR K-2; Tuition: $150 per student​
Showcase: July 2nd at 11:45am
Our Rising Stars session this year will explore Under the Sea! These little performers will spend each morning in acting, singing and dance class to learn and practice material for a camp show on their final day. Our Rising Stars camp program encourages confidence, independence, and creativity. You'll be amazed at what they can learn in just a few short days!

Totally 80s
July 5th - July 16th

GR 3-6; Tuition: $300 per student​
Showcase: July 16th at 11:45am
Center Stage Theatre's summer camp is a half day filled with acting, singing, and dance class as well as rehearsal time for a show that is performed on the final day of camp. This session will explore music of the 80s from hit TV Show Glee and musicals such as Head Over Heels. 

Broadway's Best with Industry Professionals
July 19th - 23rd
8:30am - 12:30pm

GR 7-12; Tuition: $350 per student​
Showcase: July 23rd at 12:15pm
AND July 24th at 7:30pm
Our new Musical Theatre Intensive will feature industry professionals as our students spend the week putting together a showcase. The week will feature masterclasses on singing, acting and dance and will culminate with a special performance at our production of The Wedding Singer on July 24th!
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. 

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...
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
Suzuki Music School

Summer Camp 
June 21-25, 9am-3pm 
Suzuki Music Schools' popular "Summer Camp" returns for a fifth season June 21st - 25th, 2021. This 5 day program for strings, piano, guitar, and flute is for both SMS students and non-students age 6 through 12 who are receiving weekly private instruction in their instrument. Campers join us from 9am-3pm daily and receive a combination of orchestra, chamber music, group classes and more! Cost is $475.00. More...

Chamber Music Camp with 'QuatreStax' 
July 26-30, 9am-2pm 
Dr. Andrew & Guest Artists 'QuatreStax' lead a Chamber Music Camp for intermediate instrumentalists book 3 + (piano book 4) to advanced from July 26th- July 30th, 9am-2pm daily. Get to learn the real art of being a musician and playing with others in a fun day of music making. 'QuarteStax' members include Lu Friedman (violins), Suzanne Wagor (viola), and Andrea Mills (cello). More...

Practice Camp
August 2-5, 9am-12pm 
Join us August 2nd-5th when co-director of White Mountain Suzuki Institute and Assistant Director of the Suzuki Music Schools, Sarah Smale, will head a fun, motivational and problem solving ‘Practice Camp’ for students aged 11+ to learn how to enjoy practicing independently; making it more effective, efficient and entertaining! More...

Audition Camp 
August 23-26, 9am-12pm 
Audition Camp returns to Suzuki Schools from August 23rd to the 26th, with a mixture of performance practice, peer review, conductor consultations, and videoed audition review. Each student gets a hands on and personalized session to work towards their audition. A must for any student wanting to prepare for youth orchestras, school orchestras or even college prep. Dr. Andrew & Miss Sarah lead the Audition Training Camp with guest conductors from the region. More...
Westport Continuing Education

Summer 2021 Programs

Westport Continuing Education (WCE) provides high quality educational and enrichment programs to the residents of Westport and Fairfield County, annually serving nearly 6,000 adults and kids with 700 programs. Classes, workshops, and camps are offered throughout the year after school, in the evenings, and on weekends for adults and children. 

WCE is a division of Westport Public Schools, whose mission is to empower and inspire students to reach their full potential as lifelong learners and socially responsible contributors to our global community. Summer offerings include Arts & Creativity classes and workshops (see pages 6-7 of the catalog). More information here...

Ceramics Studio [entering 6–12]
200a: June 28–July 9 (not July 4) 
  9:15 am–12:15 pm, $360
200b: June 28–July 9 (not July 4) 
  12:30–3:30 pm, $360
200c: July 12–July 23
  9:15 am–12:15 pm, $399
200d: July 12–July 23

  12:30–3:30 pm, $399
Join us in the professionally equipped Staples studio where beginner and experienced students alike can explore techniques with clay through handbuilding, sculpture, and wheel thrown pieces. Experiment with texture and manipulating forms, as well as glazing and decorating techniques. Learn to create surface patterns, make simple molds, carve, and glaze clay. Non-refundable materials fee of $50 incl.

Cassie Bourgeois is an experienced potter versed in wheel-thrown and hand-built pottery. She currently teaches elementary and middle school art in Norwalk.

Digital Photography [entering grades 8–12]
203: June 28–July 2, 9am–12pm, $179 Location: SHS
Students will gain an understanding of how to creatively capture images using Digital SLR cameras. Emphasis is placed on creative camera controls, compositional awareness, and personal expression. Photographs will be edited using Adobe Photoshop software to achieve color correction edits, black and white conversion, collage, etc. Celebrated works by past and present photographers will be examined to help develop personal aesthetic sense and concept of theme based imagery.
Justin Shay studied Art Education at the University of Michigan and teaches at Staples. His hobbies include studying contemporary art, kayaking, programming a radio show on WPKN, and spending time with his wife and daughter.

Fine Art Studio [entering grades 6-9]
206a: June 28–July 2, 12:30-  
 3:30pm, $230 
206b: July 19-23, 12:30-3:30pm, $230 
206c: July 26–30, 12:30-3:30pm,  $230 
Learn, practice, and experiment in the fine arts in this studio class. Explore “the Masters,” both old and new, serving as inspiration for subject matter, composition, design, and technique. Drawing includes an overview of figure drawing and how to capture details. Learn how to use charcoal, pencils, pastels, and markers to create still-life and line drawings, learning perspective and showing depth with light and shade. Painting with acrylics explores color theory, color mixing and painting techniques from observation. Non-refundable materials fee of $20 included.
Valerie Kirincich graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a BFA in Illustration and the New York Academy of Art with a MFA in Figurative Fine Art. She freelanced as an illustrator and worked for several Manhattan ad agencies as a graphic designer and art director. She believes that art is not only about technical skill, but about discovering a new way to see the world.

Magic Zoom Club [entering grades 2-5] Online.
214a: July 6-9, 1:30–2:15 pm, $89
214b: July 12-16, 1:30–2:15 pm, $109
Disappearing coins! Card tricks! Experience the wonder of magic as you learn and build techniques led by The Magic Genie. Plus, improve your presentation and public speaking skills. We promise a magical experience. A pick-up time will be arranged at Staples High School to pick-up supplies. Non-refundable materials fee of $25 ($20 for the week of July 6) per week is included.
The Magic Genie, Nisan Eventoff has traveled around the world to learn astonishing, unbelievable, and incredible magic! In his Magic Club, kids are thrilled to learn the secrets of magic.

Woodworking Studio [entering grades 7-12]
205: 7 days, Mon, June 28–Thurs, July 1 & Tues, July 6–Thurs, July 8, 9–11am, $240
Enhance your existing woodworking skills or learn new ones. Receive hands-on instruction in the use of our fully-equipped shop tools and machines and advance to detailed machine work. This course is open to new students, as well as those who have had Mr. Sansur in the past and who want to complete a more advanced project. Class is limited to 10. Non-refundable materials fee of $40 included. Location: SHS Woodworking Studio
Michael Sansur is the technology education teacher at Staples High School.
Summer 2021 Programs Continued...

Create-a-Comic/Graphic Novels [entering grades 3-6]
202: July 12–16, 9am–12pm, $280
Let your imagination guide the way to make your ideas into super fun comics and/or graphic novels!. Learn the skills and techniques to develop your own style. Craft a spellbinding storyline and then add your characters and captions, finishing with ink or color for your very own comic strip. If your preference is Graphic Novels, bring in your inspiration and imagination to create longer and more detailed stories. Non-refundable materials fee of $10 included.
Margie Stokley-Bronz is a multidisciplinary artist and parent. She graduated from NYU and is currently pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing at Goddard College. She is a published playwright, actress and filmmaker. She runs “Give it a go!”, a studio where students have a chance to train as artists, singers, actors, and writers.

Storytelling with a Brush [entering grades 3-6]
201: June 28-July 2, 9am–12pm, $280
This multi-disciplinary arts camp is designed around our favorite characters, comics, and books. ACT, DRAW and find MUSIC to go along with some of our favorite stories. We will use our imagi- nations to bring these works to life on paper and through theater games. Bring your enthusiasm and a willingness to give it a go!
Instructor: Margie Stokley-Bronz
This summer, take a deep dive into filmmaking. Guided by Filmmakers Ink professionals, our young filmmakers learn by doing as they develop the key creative and technical skills required for exceptional filmmaking. Led by award-winning filmmaker Patrick McCullough, Filmmakers Ink has set itself apart from other film camps by focusing on the most challenging part of the process: how to come up with and develop good ideas for great films.

Filmmaking Intensive [entering grades 6-9]
210a: July 19–23, 12:30–3:30pm, $250. Location: SHS
210b: July 26–30, 9am-12pm, $250. Location: SHS
211: Aug. 2-6, 9:30am–12:30 pm, $250. Online.
Learn the process of making good films, fast. Build the filmmaking instincts needed to direct, capture the right footage, and run a set. Experience the movie-making process from scriptwriting and storyboarding (with Storyboard Pro) through pre-production and film- ing. All students develop scripts and work each of the main crew positions; director, 1st assistant director, director of photography, gaffer (lighting), and boom operator (sound). This summer, find your tribe and turn your ideas into movies.

Stop Motion Animation/ Special FX Filmmaking[entering grades 3–5]
212a: July 19–23, 9am–12pm, $250. Location: SHS
212b: July 26-30, 12:30-3:30pm, $250. Location: SHS
213: Aug. 2-6, 1-3pm, $250. Online.
Learn filmmaking by making live action and stop motion animated films. Guided by experienced Filmmakers Ink instructors, learn to develop an idea and discover the art of shot choice, camera angles, dialogue, and plot. Students write, produce, shoot, and direct a 5-7 minute movie using special effects and stop motion with your own character designs. Tell your story one frame at a time.
The Best of Broadway [entering grades 5-10]
350: June 28-July 23, 9am–3pm, $850. Location: BMS Auditorium
This year’s Westport Summer Teen Theater students develop an original performance inspired by our favorite songs and stories from Broadway. Join the talented creative team led by Ryan Smith, Brett Boles, and Lisa Mennilli, who lead Master Classes that focus on music and singing, dance/choreography, and acting/writing/theater tech. Students work collaboratively to create roles, imagined worlds, and improvised stories inspired by our favorite scenes and songs from the musical theater repertoire. Each day includes acting, sing- ing, dancing, and choreography. For students with an interest in tech, help with lighting, staging, and filming. There will be plenty of [small and socially distanced] group interaction and teambuilding with stretching, storytelling, and theater games.
Westport Country Playhouse 

July 6-30, 10am-3pm

During the camp, ten middle school students will learn about the art of playwriting and devise their own monologues on what home means to them. In a safe space, playwright José Casas will guide the young artists and weave their collectively created stories into a piece of devised theater. Students will learn acting techniques and how to physically embody a character from Playhouse Director of Education, Jenny Nelson.

Students will finish their camp experience by performing an original monologue (developed during camp) at the Playhouse for an invited audience of family and friends. Students will also receive a bound copy of the piece they create together. We hope that CampWCP empowers young artists to activate their creative voice — so that they can ignite social change for their community and beyond. More...

Westport Library 

July 12-August 5, 10am-12pm 
Thinking you’d like to be a TV news reporter? This camp will be led by two time Emmy-Award winning journalist and former ABC News correspondent Jay Schadler, who will provide hands-on experience in the exciting field of broadcast journalism.

Sessions will be conducted live on ZOOM. Participants must demonstrate a background in film studies and have basic editing skills on software like iMovie, Adobe Premiere or Avid. High school juniors, seniors and college freshmen. More...

June 21-July 22 10:00am-12:00pm 
In this five-week workshop, National Geographic explorer and Emmy Award winning filmmaker Mick Davie will teach the art of documentary storytelling. Participants will work in small teams, and Mick will guide them step-by-step through the process of making their own short documentary. At the end of five weeks, participants will screen their work in front of their classmates.

Sessions will be conducted live on ZOOM. Participants must demonstrate a background in film studies and have basic editing skills on software like iMovie, Adobe Premiere or Avid. This camp is designed for incoming high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, & seniors. More...
Compiled and Produced by Liana Dunnell
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