Summer Camps in Connecticut

Summer Camp Fun

Northwest Connecticut is the ultimate New England destination and it’s only fair to share the natural beauty and adventure with your kids. The 8 towns of DiscoverNWCT are chock full of campground locations and parks along the Housatonic River and Appalachian Trail which offer family fun throughout the summer. If you’re looking for something a bit more formal and geared towards independent children, sign them up for a variety of summer camps.


For kids 6 and up, the Falls Village Children’s Theater at the Center on Main offers workshops to learn singing, dancing and acting techniques, and special classes such as learning to DJ. The theater group was founded in 2006 and continues to offer professionally produced Spring productions of Disney and junior versions of musical theatre with fee-based year round showcases, workshops and mini productions open to all youth.


Another local theatre camp is run by the Sharon Playhouse. The “teaching theatre” is designed to further the growth of artists, both onstage and offstage, with actors of all ages. The professional theatre offers one and two week summer workshops for kids ages 6 and up with a variety of themes such as Disney, School of Rock, and master classes with Broadway Directors. All workshops end with a final performance for all to enjoy.


Sharon also offers a vibrant United Church of Christ camp hosting campers from ages 9 through 19. The Silver Lake Summer Camp is an outdoor ministry with over 40 summer conferences designed to offer an age appropriate program based on a specialized theme.


The northwest corner is lucky enough to be home to two YMCA summer camps, both with an emphasis on learning about the nature around you, and the ability to unplug from everyday technology and focus on traditional values. Camp Sloane is located in the Berkshire Mountains of Lakeville and offers a sleep away camp and day camp with archery, waterskiing and more. The camp has been open since 1928 and embraces traditional tent camping split by gender. Camp Mohawk is located on Mohawk Mountain Cornwall and serves girls ages 7 to 15 for one week or all summer. With a combination of cabin life, over 40 activities, and an equestrian center, your daughter will never be bored. Along with the YMCA, Camp Mohawk is also accredited by the American Camp Association assuring the highest standards for your daughter’s care and safety.


For families looking to offer their children themed and general nature camps without sleeping over, visit the Sharon Audubon Center. The summer nature program is a Connecticut state certified day camp offering week long sessions for children divided into 2 age groups, grades K-2 and grades 3-6. Themes include wilderness survival, birds, the art of nature, reptiles, animal caretaking, and more.


Finally, for the adults, Kent offers Club Getaway. The camp sits on 300 acres overlooking a beautiful lake. Reserve your spot to “glamp” and stay in comfortable rustic chic country cabins with air conditioning, private bathrooms, and daily housekeeping. Activities include a variety of classes like zumba, wine tasting, burlesque, and kickboxing. Adventures include giant swings, zip lines, and rock rappelling. Family camp and a youth program are available with fun parent versus kid challenges, dancing, entertainment, and campfires.


Falls Village Children’s Theatre (FVCT)

103 Main Street

Falls Village, CT 06031



Sharon Playhouse

49 Amenia Road

Sharon, CT 06069



Silver Lake Conference Center

223 Low Road

Sharon, CT 06069



Camp Sloane

124 Indian Mountain Road

Lakeville, CT 06039



Camp Mohawk

246 Great Hill Road

Litchfield, CT 06753



Sharon Audubon Center

325 Cornwall Bridge Road

Sharon, CT 06069



Club Getaway

59 South Kent Road

Kent, CT 06757


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