Summer is here and we have compiled a handful of day camps and sleep away camps in Litchfield County that your kids will love! Ranging from crafting to watersports to horse back riding, there is something for every kid. Here is a list of day camps in Litchfield County open for registration this summer:
YMCA Camp Mohawk, located in Litchfield, typically a sleep away camp, is offering a day camp option this summer for girls ages 7 to 15. Campers will enjoy crafting, swimming, sports, adventures, and many more fun summer activities!
Ages 7 to 15
Camp Cochipiannee, located in Goshen, is dedicated to a safe environment for campers and staff. They have a fun summer schedule lined up for campers ages 4 to 12. Campers will engage in activities including tie dye, free swim, and pizza day while maintaining social distancing. This camp is open to Goshen residents, with a waiting list for non-residents.
Ages 4 to 12
Connecticut Watersports is located on Bantam Lake—Connecticut’s largest natural lake. They provide private charters and watersports insturction by the hour featuring various activities such as wake surfing, wakeboarding, waterskiing, tubing, and banana boat rides. They also offer a kids watersports camp.
Ages 8 to 14
Eagle Rock Day Camp, located in Washington, offers campers ages 4 to 13 a wide variety of things to do. They offer programs and special events such as aquatics, sports, adventure, and arts, and sciences. Campers are provided a balance of athletic and non-athletic activities to ensure there is something for everyone.
Ages 4 to 13
Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust, located in Woodbury, offers more than 60 summer programs for children ages 3 to 13. Children are immersed in nature, art, agriculture, ecology, cooking, and many more programs. Staff members will maintain a healthy and stimulating environment for campers while adhering to COVID-19 guidelines.
Ages 3 to 13
Northwest CT YMCA Camps, located in Torrington, offers many programs where campers can learn skills, develop character, and make lifelong friendships. Campers will have the opportunity to engage in physical, social, and educational activities that challenges them to grow.
Ages 3 to 13
Pratt Nature Center Summer Day Camp, located in New Milford, offers a co-ed program for children ages three and up who have interests in the outdoors. This camp will provide campers with safe, fun, hands-on activities every day such as hiking, observing animals, gardening, arts and crafts, and more.
ASAP Summer Camp, located in Washington, is offering camp through online daily meet ups this summer. The theme is ‘Together We Connect,’ a reimagined way to experience summer camp. Children will use their Summer Connections Boxes to carry out art and engineering projects, send postcards, and take part in a collaborative mural project–with the online help of ASAP teaching artists.
Ages 4.5 to 17
Titus Tutors, located in Washington, is offering summer book clubs and a creative writing camp. Titus Tutors encourages children to read each day and take the role of being powerful in and outside of school. Children will engage in group discussions, journal responses, readers theater, and other activities to strengthen their skills and love for literature.
Ages 5 to 15
The Village Music School, in Cornwall, is offering four-week online music instruction sessions this summer. The lessons run about 40 to 45 minutes, ending with a virtual recital each session. The summer program is led by a master instructors where they will teach musicians how to make music through a customized instructional program.
Ages 5 to 12
YMCA Camp Sloane is in Lakeville (Salisbury). All overnight and day campers are required to be vaccinated before arriving at camp. They offer day camp and sleep away camp for 3rd through 10th graders along with teen leadership programs for 11th and 12th graders. Each morning, the campers will have three elective periods that they’ve chosen prior to arrival. Each elective is taken for five days. One-week campers choose three electives while two-week campers choose six electives.
Ages 8 to 16
Teen program: 16 to 18
YMCA Camp Mataucha, in Watertown, offers four sessions that last two weeks. Campers will experience new adventures, create close friendships, and make memories they’ll never forget. Activities such as arts and crafts, boating, climbing tower, swimming, and hiking will help build the character and social and emotional growth of each camper.
Ages 5 to 14
Fox Crossing Equestrian in Morris, offers 11 weekly riding sessions from 9am to 1pm on their trustworthy school horses. Campers of all riding levels will learn how to take care of horses, take riding lessons, participate in outdoor games, and more.
Glazey Dayz is a paint your own pottery and glass studio located in Watertown. They are offering four different week long sessions for two different age groups. Two sessions in July and two in August. Morning sessions will be for campers ages 7 to 10 and afternoon for campers 11 and older. The younger campers will learn the different techniques and mediums of pottery. Older campers will be creating functional pieces for different themes such as Christmas in July.
Group 1: 7 to 10
Group 2: 11+
Buck’s Rock Camp in New Milford is a performing arts and freedom of choice camp for ages 10-17. Campers have the options of creative and performing arts. Creative arts options include ceramics, digital photography, bookbinding and more. Performing arts options include acting, lighting, dancing and sound design. Buck’s Rock also has a farm where campers can spend time with various animals and help grow fruits and veggies in the garden.
Ages 10 to 17
Camp Awosting, in Morris, is an all-boys summer camp focused around developing brotherhood, independence, confidence, and experience. Campers will participate in an array of activities such as motocross, wake boarding, archery, and football.
Ages 6 to 15
Camp Chinqueka, located in Bantam, is an all-girls summer camp focused on developing sisterhood, empowerment, kindness, and growth in their campers. Campers have the opportunity to participate in martial arts, ceramics, paddle boarding, jewelry making, and so much more!
Ages 6 to 16
Boulder Ridge Day Camp, located in Barkhamsted, offers campers a variety of activities, both athletic and non-athletic. Campers are put in small groups based on age with one counselor during each session. Activities include but are not limited to: swim lessons, basketball, robotics, zip lining, and performing arts.
Ages 4 to 14
YMCA Camp Jewell in Colebrook, offers multiple programs such as overnight camp, day camp, and even ranch camp. Activities include arts and crafts, guitar, archery, swimming, and horseback riding.
Ages 7 to 14
Camp Wah-Nee, located in Torrington, focuses on positivity and encouragement as still campers step out of their comfort zone and learn new skills. They offer arts programs, various sports, water activities, and more—all in one 7 week session.
Ages 7 to 17
Five Points Arts Center Summer Labs will run for two weeks—July 11-15 and July 18-22. The summer labs will be free to financially support students interested in art making who would otherwise not have the means.