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Planning for Summer 2014
Summer Planning Guide 2014
It is not too early to begin planning for Summer 2014. Whether you are going to summer camp, getting a summer job, or just staying close to home, ConneCT Kids has some resources that will help you plan for a great summer. Additional items will be added as they become available. If you know of any additional resources please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Currently Licensed Youth Camps
The list of currently licensed Connecticut Youth Camps may be obtained from the Department of Public Health's Youth Camp Licensing Program’s on-line lookup tool. You may obtain the current full list using the following procedure.
- Open the State of Connecticut eLicensing Website's License Lookup and Download page at https://www.elicense.ct.gov/
- Select the Generate Roster(s) link from the list on left https://www.elicense.ct.gov/Lookup/GenerateRoster.aspx
- Scroll down to the "Youth Camp Licensing" link
- Select the link to expand the list of available rosters. There are two - "Actively Licensed Youth Camps" and "Approved Youth Camp Directors." Both maybe selected, no fee required.
- To select a list for generation, activate the checkbox beside either list.
- Then select the "Continue" button at bottom of page.
- Once the rosters have been generated, the "Roster Downloads Available" Page will open with a table listing the selected roster(s) and a selection of available download file formats for each - Excel Spreadsheet, Comma Seperated Value, or Text (tab delimited). We suggest Excel so you may sort the list on any of the available fields.
- After activating the desired format checkbox for each list, select the "Download" button. Depending on your bowser, you may be given a choice to Open or Save the file.
Selected Youth Camps - The following camps have submitted information to be posted on this website. This listing is a service to parents, and does not indicate an endorsement by the State of Connecticut. Listings will be updated as they are received.
The University of Hartford
- Summer Place 2013
The University of Hartford offers five exciting summer camp programs for children from pre-school through twelfth grade. Each program is unique, yet all share a common commitment to excellence in curriculum, staff, and facilities.
Learning and fun go hand-in-hand at Summer Place, where campers follow a daily schedule that includes a half-day of enrichment courses and a half-day of sports or recreational activities. First through fourth graders participate in two enrichment classes in the morning and three recreational activities in the afternoon (first and second grade campers opting for early dismissal take only two recreational activities in the afternoon); fifth through ninth graders follow a schedule of three recreational activities in the morning and two enrichment courses in the afternoon. The entire camp gathers together for opening and closing activities and at lunch. At all times throughout the day, children are under the careful direction and supervision of the Summer Place staff.
University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117
(p) 860.768.4432 (f) 860.768.4233
Joan Levy Hepburn, Artist, Killingworth, CT
Art at Murray Pond, Summer Art Camp for Kids. Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Color, Photography and more! Come and learn from a professional artist in a beautiful nature preserve in Killingworth. Starting July 1st. Ages 7-12, July 1-3, 9:00am to 12:00 noon. Ages 13-18, July 22-24, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. Register at Clinton Park and Recreation, 860-669-6901.
For older teens and adults, Adult Painting and Drawing Week at Murray Pond, July 15-19, 9:00am to 4:00pm. Bring lunch for a break from 12:00 to 1:00pm. Join a group of dedicated painters and come to a private preserve in Killingworth to paint en plein air, in the Pond House Studio, or even in a canoe on the pond! Enjoy the support of being part of a group as you receive individual instruction, while you focus on your painting for a week. All levels of experience are welcome from beginners to advanced!
Joan Levy Hepburn is a world class painter, who studied with Willem de Kooning, Rhode Island School of Design, and received her BFA from Kansas City Art Institute. She is also known as “The Color Doctor” for her expertise in color, and has taught her famous color course for the last 30 years.
Yale Peabody Museum Summer Camps - July and August 2013:
Are you looking for fun and educational camps for your child this summer? All programs provide opportunities to investigate our exceptional collections and include field trips. Camps meet daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Before care (8:00-9:00 am) and after care (4:00-5:00 pm) services are also available. To register for Summer Camp, visit http://peabody.yale.edu/events/summer-camps
Camp Site: Engleman Hall, SCSU Southern Connecticut Chinese School Summer Camp 9am to 4 pm August 13 – August 24 2012. $500 Core Camp for . the entire two weeks (Same as 2011)Before camp: 8 am to 9 am After camp:4 pm to 6 pm. $540 Include before and after program fee for the entire two weeksProgram Description
1. Two Chinese Language units: With a focus on kids’ overall four Chinese proficiency areas, drilling their Chinese communication skills and elevating their reading and writing ability.
2. Math Curriculum is based on student interest and levels, including but not limited to PSAT/SAT math questions, math contest (Olympiad and/or MathCounts) preparation, and puzzles. This course will be taught in English.
3. Science Project will start with an introduction of the animal classification system.
4. Video Game Design and Computer Game Programming Class will demonstrate how to program a video game, in a hope to inspire the imagination and creativity of students so they are motivated to develop their own game from scratch.
5. Chinese Culture Chinese calligraphy, painting, handcrafts, foods, martial arts, dancing, and Chinese songs, music, along which related Chinese geography and history will be introduced to the students.
6. Chinese Theater Play or puppet show: each student will be assigned with a role in a Chinese theater play. At the end of summer section, students will perform at the celebration (parents are invited).
Online Registration: http://www.quia.com/sv/584763.html
Mailing address: P.O. BOX 2097, 74 Washington Ave, North Haven 06473http://www.ynhchineseschool.org
IMPORTANT: Camp Registration CLOSES Thursday at NOON the week before each camp week.
WOODCOCK IS A STATE LICENSED SUMMER CAMP - Join us in exploring our beautiful 149-acre preserve through hands-on activities that bring your child closer to our local wildlife. Some weeks even have a Friday night campout option for campers and their parents to set up tents, roast some marshmallows, and enjoy all the wonders a star-filled Woodcock night has to offer! We even prepare you breakfast the next morning! Campouts are cancelled if there is a strong threat of rain.
Early Explorers: We are offering a summer camp experience for 3 year olds and young 4s. This introduction to summer camp will offer daily signups and different topics each day. Come for one day; come for five! $35 a day for members; $40 a day for non-members. Groups will be limited to 8 campers with 2 college age counselors, with additional programming from senior staff. The camp sessions available daily from June 10-14 and June 17-21 and will run from 9-12 each day. This is a drop off program, and campers need to bring a snack, water bottle and be dressed to be outside each day, rain or shine. A change of clothes is recommended. This is a great opportunity for your little one to experience camp for the first time. Due to the small group size, space is very limited. We are thrilled to be able to offer this experience to our littlest nature explorers!
Junior Naturalist Camp. For our Pre-K to Kindergarten campers, we offer our wildly popular traditional day camp, where each day promises a different nature theme. From Ssslithering Snakes to Digging for Dinosaurs to Native American Games, each day is filled with live animals, arts and crafts, hikes, games, and other age specific activities focusing on the theme of the day. Pre-K students (ages 4 and up) have the choice of AM or PM camps, while kindergarteners will have a choice of full or half day programs, depending on the week.
Junior Adverturers Camp. Our Full Day Junior Adventurer camp combines the best of the Junior Naturalist experience with some new challenging activities designed for active adventurers! This program is for Kindergarteners ready for a full day of exploration, and for 1st graders.
Adventure Camp - Especially for our 2nd to 7th grade campers! Geared to our older campers, they’ll enjoy a full day of canoeing, tracking, shelter building, rock climbing, animal handling, geocaching, hiking, games, and more! Look for the canoe in the schedule. Our camp is staffed by professional naturalists and college students. The ratio of staff to campers is 5 to 1 or better, and the maximum number of campers per group is 16.
Lunch Bunch - For our half day campers, we will again offer “lunch bunch.” Sign up for an extra hour of play at Woodcock – for only $10 per day, your child will eat lunch with some of our staff, and play in our supervised facilities. Space is limited and more information will be available during the weeks your child is enrolled.
Overnight Camp-Outs - We offer an optional Overnight Camp-Out on Friday after most weeks of camp. Campers who were with us that week may attend with an adult to take a night-hike, raft on our pond, enjoy s’mores over a campfire, and have a real camping experience when they sleep-over in tents out on our property. Join us the next morning for bagels provided by Ancona’s grocery store, plus muffins, fruit, juice and coffee!
Membership - Camp families must be members. Membership is $50 a year and is good for the immediate family. Membership entitles parents to discounts on many programs as well as early sign up for some programs. At Woodcock Nature Center, we base camp groups on the grade the child is currently in (not the grade s/he will enter in the fall). For example, students in Pre-K in the spring, must sign up for the Pre-K camp. Finally, children must be four years old by the start of their camp week to be campers. We go by the grade the child is CURRENTLY in rather than the grade that the child will be starting in the fall.
Innovative Summer Camp -Camp SoundWaters, a unique day camp on the shores of Long Island Sound, offers the following summer camp programs:
Sea Stars – for children entering grades K-2. Hands-on science learning wrapped in FUN! Experience non-stop exploring, activities, games, and live animals. One instructor to six students ratio. Swim lessons and parent/child activity included in every session.
Bluefish – for children entering grades 3-5. Join us for slippery, wet, and non-stop exciting discoveries! Enjoy collecting animals, canoe trips, and one overnight in the SoundWaters Center (two week sessions only). One educator to nine students ratio. Swim lessons and a parent/child activity are included in every session.
Small Boat Sailing - for children entering grades 4-8. Learn to sail and improve your sailing skills with our award winning sailing courses.
Our camp is located in Cove Island Park in Stamford, CT. Registration and information at
SoundWaters, Cove Island Park, 1281 Cove Rd, Stamford, CT 06902, Phone:203 323 1978; Fax: 203 967 8306
is a day and residential camp located on the beautiful campus of The Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, Connecticut. This camp is open to girls entering grades 3-10, with weekly sessions running from July 8th-August 2nd. Both half and full-day course options are available, as well as extended care for early drop off/late pickup. Campers can customize a schedule based on individual interests by combining courses in visual arts, performing arts, film, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), Chinese Language and Culture Immersion, and horseback riding. Weekend excursions (to Boston, Newport, and NYC) are also offered to bridge the gap between multiple sessions of camp.
Our Summer Riding Experience offers morning and/or afternoon horseback riding lessons, and is taught by The Ethel Walker School's award winning riding team. For more information, visit our website: http://www.ethelwalker.org/summer
or call us at (860) 408-4370.
Summer Day Camp - Available for kids that are entering kindergarten through 12 year. Field trips three times per week. Fun home base activities include art, science, drama, games, building materials & more. Schedule as many days/weeks to suit your needs. Room to Grow is a child care center and nursery school inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to early education. Programs for Infants, Toddlers, Twos, Preschoolers, Kindergarten & School-Aged Kids. Monday - Friday 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM. Flexible Scheduling - Full & Part TIme. Staff certified in Children's First Aid, CPR and Administration of Medications. Air Conditioned - Bright - Clean Facility. Located Next to the Litchfield Community Center on Route 202. 860 567-8422. http://www.roomtogrowcommunity.com/summer-camp/
As of summer 2014 Channel 3 Kids Camp will be opening a fully accessible program for children 8 to 18 years of age with both physical and developmental needs to the already existing summer camp. The program will include 24 hour nursing care and highly trained staff to work in this new program.
Along with this new summer program we are also looking to provide respite care for children ages 8 to 21 in our off season as early as January 2014. The new respite program will be once a month on weekends before camp begins and will also include meals, board and activities for participants.
Summer Programs -
The following organizations offer Summer Programs for children.
Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
- Unplug and explore this summer at Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo! Connecticut's only zoo features 300 animals representing primarily North and South American species. Visitors won't want to miss our Amur (Siberian) tigers, Brazilian ocelot, Red wolves, and Golden Lion tamarins. Other highlights include our South American rainforest with free-flight aviary, the prairie dog exhibit with "pop-up" viewing areas, the New England Farmyard with goats, cows, pigs, sheep, and other barnyard critters, plus the hoofstock trail featuring bison, pronghorn, deer, and more. Visitors can grab a bite at the Peacock Café, eat in the Picnic Grove, and enjoy a ride on our colorful carousel. For more information, visit beardsleyzoo.org
July 8 – August 16: Zoo Patrol, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
If you love animals, the environment and being outdoors then you’ll love Zoo Patrol, a week full of Zoo Keeper talks, behind the scenes tours, hands-on learning, games, crafts and more! Each day patrollers tour an area of the zoo (Rainforest, Predators, Farmyard, Hoofstock) and have a special presentation by our keeper staff. The activities may include making enrichment items for the animals, watching training procedures, learning about new exhibits, and more. Each week also offers some of our zoo presentations and introduction to our education animal collection. We offer zoo related games, crafts and activities for the younger groups. The sessions for the older children may include hands on activities involving tracking, scientific observation, and artifact identification. Zoo Patrollers also take part in all special summer shows offered by the zoo. Each day includes time for a snack and a little air-conditioned break! Special Friday activities include a carousel ride and a trip to the gift shop. Sessions are scheduled for children ages 6 to 8, 9 to 11 and 12 to 14. Zoo Patrol takes place in our Research Station and throughout zoo grounds.
• July 8 – 12; session for 6 to 8 year olds?
• July 15 – 19; session for 9 to 11 year olds?
• July 22 – 26; session for 6 to 8 year olds?
• July 29 – August 2; session for 12 to 14 year olds?
• August 5 – 9; session for 9 to 11 year olds?
• August 12 – 16: session for 6 to 8 year olds
Cost: $130.00 per week for members, $155.00 for non-members. To register, please visit http://www.beardsleyzoo.org
. Please call the Education Department for more information: 203 394-6563.
SUMMER CAMP - Colonial Kid’s Adventure Camp: (Ages 8-12) Boys and girls spend a week exploring life in the 1700s as a colonial child! Activities at both the historic Noah Webster House and the farm at Westmoor Park provide campers a first-hand experience with the games, fun, and chores of colonial times. During the camp, children become colonial “characters” and help to cook their lunches over an open-hearth. They explore Noah Webster’s house and garden, work on crafts, and play games. At Westmoor Park, children encounter life on a farm by caring for the barnyard animals, tending the vegetable garden, and creating food and crafts from the bountiful natural resources of the park. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday sessions will be held at the Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street West Hartford. Tuesday and Thursday sessions will be held at Westmoor Park, 119 Flagg Road West Hartford
Bookworm Adventure Workshops - (Ages 3-6) Join us this summer at the Noah Webster House for a “Bookworm Adventure” workshop where children explore language and literacy through storytelling, the use of a felt board to illustrate what they have learned, and activities that will make the story come to life. This is a teacher-led program using Noah Webster’s House, the Museum, and our hands-on discovery space to inspire children to love to read at this critical stage of learning! Children must be toilet trained.
Lutz Children's Museum
- Register Now for Summer at Oak Grove. Join us this summer as we embark on week long full-day sessions full of nature hikes, art projects, and field trips. Take part in a conservation themed program called "Wild Things". Call now for more information 860-643-0949. http://www.lutzmuseum.org
Oddfellows Playhouse Summer Programs
- The World and Work of Eric Carle, Ages: 4–7; Children's Circus of Middletown, Ages: 8–14; Summer Shakespeare Academy, Ages: High School. Oddfellows Playhouse is the largest and most active year-round youth theater in Connecticut. We are an independent, not-for-profit organization with an arts/social service mission. Registration at http://oddfellows.org/summerPrograms.php
New Haven Ballet Summer Programs
- Children’s Division Camps
: New Haven Ballet offers two exciting new educational ballet camps for young children focused on dance, creativity, self- expression and music. Ages 3-7. Student Division Summer Intensives
: The Summer Intensives offer ballet students the highest caliber of classical ballet training, augmented by a rich diversity of classes taught by our outstanding faculty. Ages 8+. Musical Theater Camp
: New Haven Ballet offers a week-long camp in musical theater focused on dance, rhythm, and music. Ages 8+. Open Division Summer Classes
: Open Division Classes are available for students, 16 years and older, with and without previous ballet, modern or jazz experience. These classes are offered at each of our studios on a drop-in basis with no pre-registration required.
Common Ground Environmental Center Summer Camps
- July and August 2013. Common Ground campers will come home happy, dirty, and tired, full of stories of adventure and discovery. Each day is spent making friends and learning about how all things are connected, from the food we eat to the air we breathe, throughout the farm, the forest, and the city. Common Ground camps emphasize children’s connection to nature, as well as the spirit of summer time fun – mud, frogs, sprinklers, and sun. We pride ourselves on allowing children to explore and play, growing in independence and discovery, while providing a safe and educational environment. http://commongroundct.org/environmental-center/childrens-programs/summer-camp/
iD Tech Camps
iD Tech Camps held at Yale, Sacred Heart, and Wesleyan
Develop an iPhone or Android app, code a program in C++ or Java, create a video game, mod with Minecraft, build a robot, construct a website, produce a movie, or design a digital photo portfolio. At iD Tech Camps, imaginations soar as kids and teens unlock their internalDrive and use 21st century skills to transform interests into projects of their own-and have fun doing it. For both the beginning computer novice and advanced tech whiz, students collaborate, make new friends and develop new skills, gaining confidence and a competitive advantage for college and future careers. High-energy, hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education programs presented in a fun camp setting-on a prestigious university campus like Yale, Sacred Heart, Wesleyan, and others. http://www.idtech.com/locations/connecticut-summer-camps/
iD Programming Academy & iD Film Academy
2-week, pre-college, intensive overnight programs where teens ages 13-18 interact with industry professionals and discover potential careers. iD Programming Academy (app development, programming, robotics engineering, and more) and iD Film Academy (filmmaking and photography) are held at Yale and other locations. There is also iD Gaming Academy held at Stanford, Harvard, Vassar, and other universities. Also weeklong, day and overnight summer programs held at Yale, Sacred Heart, Wesleyan, Princeton, Stanford, and more.http://www.idtech.com/teens/
Independent Day School
- 2013 programs
The Independent Day School (IDS) and The Middlesex Academy for the Performing Arts (MAPA), together build a wide range of performing arts and experiential learning opportunities for students aged three to entering grade twelve. The Explorers Program is designed for students ages three through six, and is a recreation program based on a weekly theme. Older students can pick from a wide variety of workshops. You’ll see offerings in the areas of dance, drama and music instruction as well as our exciting hands-on workshops in the areas of science, technology, the visual arts, sports, outdoor education, and our leadership program, R.E.A.CH.!, a one week full-day, life-skills workshop designed for those entering grades 8 through 12. This year's four week theatre production for students entering grade four and up is Into the Woods.
Summer Programs runs from July 1st - 26th, 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM, with drop off starting at 8:00 AM. Families may select a half day or full day experience for their child. Morning workshops run from 8:30 - 11:45 AM and afternoon workshops run from 12:15 - 3:30 PM, those staying the entire day bring their lunch http://www.independentdayschool.org/RelId/606904/ISvars/default/Summer_Programs.htm
Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library
- The Teen Enrichment Program brings together 10-12 high school students for a 4-week summer program. Participants pursue their interests in history while developing important life- and work-skills, such as teamwork, communication, public speaking, responsibility, and self-confidence. Students will go behind-the-scenes in the museum, learn from local historians and museum staff, visit and analyze exhibits, explore original historical materials, work one-on-one with museum and library professionals, take field trips to other museums and historic sites, and work on a culminating group activity to share with the public. Eligibility: Students entering grades 9-12. Dates: Monday-Thursday, July 9 - August 2, 2012. Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Cost: $600. Location: Connecticut Historical Society, One Elizabeth Street, Hartford
Community Farm of Simsbury
- Register now for our hands-on, farm-based summer programs! We offer week-long day camps for ages 3 - 10th grade. We even have a program for ages 18 months to 2 years, to explore the farm with a parent or guardian. Daily activities include taking care of our animals, helping in our certified organic gardens, exploring the environment in our steam and wetlands and creating tasty snacks with farm fresh fruits and vegetables. All produce grown on the farm is donated to local food banks. Camp is held from 8:45am to 3:30pm, with before and aftercare available as needed. Please visit our website for more information http://www.communityfarmofsimsbury.org
The Elm City ChamberFest
. Founded in 2005, Elm City ChamberFest is a two-week intensive chamber music program for intermediate and advanced string and piano students from ages 8 - 18. In addition to participating in their weekly chamber music performances, students, in small 5:1 student to teacher ratio class sizes, receive daily coachings, private lessons and master classes from ECCF faculty. Additional instruction is provided by our internationally renowned guest artists that offer master classes and coachings throughout the two weeks. Students also have the opportunity to observe a world class group of faculty and guest artists in performances as part of an evening concert series. Elm City ChamberFest is also one of the few programs in the country that offers chamber music for young guitar students. Additionally, the ECCF program includes a variety of electives and enrichment classes such as string orchestra, cello choir, guitar ensemble, music theory, children’s choir, Jazz, Klezmer, Theater Improvisation, Yoga, and Alexander Technique. To learn more about ECCF, to register your student or to become a sponsor of Elm City ChamberFest, please visit www.elmcitychamberfest.org
for more information or contact us directly at email@example.com
or (203) 297-6091.
CREC's Summer School programs offer a wide variety of excellent opportunities for academic improvement, career exploration & summer enrichment for students of all ages.
CREC: Capitol Region Education Council, 111 Charter Oak Avenue · Hartford, CT 06106, (860) 247-CREC
Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation -
Dog Days of Summer Program. Calling all kids ages 8-12! Dogs! Dogs! Dogs! If your kids love dogs, have them join Fidelco for a week-long program to learn about man's best friend. This professionally run program includes:
Contact Jan Adams at 860-243-4801 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for registration forms or further information. Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, Inc. 103 Old Iron Ore Road, Bloomfield, CT 06002. www.fidelco.org
Curtain Call's Summer Youth Theater
- For over twenty years, Curtain Call's Summer Youth Theatre has provided creative outlets for youth ages ten to twenty-one both on stage and behind the scenes. Auditions and crew sign-ups are held the beginning of June. Our First Company Meeting and Ad Canvass Day is June 16 and rehearsals run Monday through Thursday evenings, 6:30 to 9:30pm June 18 through August 7 (some weekend rehearsals possible, August 4 and 5 are definite). Overall, our Summer Youth Theatre provides nearly 100 hours of creative enrichment and interaction for youth with common interests under the guidance of a team of area professionals. (Participation fee $50.) For more information contact Curtain Call Education Director and SYT Producer Brian J. Bianco at 203-329-8207 x16 or email@example.com
Connecticut Science Center
- Summer Vacation Exploration Camps (July 22- August 23, 2013)
Your 1st to 6th graders will spend their school vacation learning and having fun at our Summer Vacation Exploration Camps. Attend one week or all five. Drop off - 8:00AM. Pick up - 3:30 to 4PM. Extended Care from 4 to 5PM ($15 fee). Cost: $315 per week for Non-members/$300 per week Employees of Businesses in Downtown Hartford/ $285 per week for Members and Corporate Members. To learn more or to make a reservation, call the Youth Programs Hotline at (860) 520-2177 or email camps@CTScienceCenter.org
WEEK 1: July 22 – July 26: The Crime Scene Investigators Academy
Instead of just sitting back and watching crime scene shows, come be an investigator for a week and experience the excitement! Learn new techniques each day to piece together a crime scene and identify the suspects. Dust for fingerprints, identify blood stains, reconstruct a car accident, and more! Do you have what it takes?
WEEK 2: July 29 – August 2: Myth-Busting
Have you ever wanted to be a myth buster? Test the validity of some myths by thinking of, designing and building your own experiments! Can you use balloons to lift an object? Can you keep an egg from cracking when dropped? Can you walk across a bridge made of duct tape? It’s up to you to decide: plausible or BUSTED!
WEEK 3: August 5 – 9: Out of this World
Have you ever wondered what’s really out there in space or how rockets work? Immerse yourself in a week-long space adventure, where you will build and launch your own rockets and learn all about exciting space topics like stars, craters, and telescopes, just to name a few. Take a trip the planets and delve into the many past space missions in our Exploring Space Gallery. ($15 materials fee for the rocket)
WEEK 4: August 12 – 16: New Robot in Town
Experience a Robotics week like none before! New robots, new kits, new problems to solve! Learn what it takes to design a robot and then work as a team to make one that can compete in our Robot Stadium! Work with our humanoid robots or try your skills at making a Lego robot to perform a complicated task automatically! You will also be building a robot to take home! ($20 materials fee for the robot)
WEEK 5: August 19 – 23: Sea Explorers
Cool down this summer as we take to the water! Can you build a boat that won’t capsize in a storm? How about a submarine vehicle that can explore far below the surface? Also, get up close with some not so common sea life. Join us for a week of exploration as we design and build water vehicles to explore our mystery sea tank. You will even create your own amphibious hovercraft to test and take home! ($15 materials fee for the hovercraft)
Loomis Chaffee School Summer Program
The Loomis Chaffee Summer Program online application is now available. We encourage you to apply early as some classes may fill quickly.
LEARN TO SCUBA DIVE
Enrolled students in the LC Summer Program have the option of taking a Scuba certification class as an afternoon activity. The class begins the second week of the Summer Program and continues for four weeks. Space is limited. For more information, please contact Mike Donegan at 860-687-6232 or Mike_Donegan@loomis.org
Registration Open for Arts Center Killingworth Summer Camps
July Fashion and Art Camps
Art Center Killingworth’s popular summer camps: July Fashion Weeks I and II and the Art of Mother Nature Camps are now accepting registration. These programs fill early so don’t wait to register. In Art of Mother Nature
, children, ages 6-8 and 9-14 use nature as inspiration to draw, paint and sculpt on the grounds of the Arts Center. Mornings the Arts Center works with children ages 6-8 and afternoons (1-4pm) children ages 9-14 participate in art projects geared to their ages. Visit www.artscenterkillingworth.org
for Brochure & Registration Form.
In Fashion I
(July 8-12; 9:00am-5:30pm) and Fashion II (July 15-19; 9:00am-5:30pm), mornings are spent learning fashion illustration while afternoons focus on sewing and clothing design. On the last day, parents and relatives are invited to celebrate as their fashionistas have their hair and makeup done and are photographed by a professional photographer. Participants are then ready to walk the runway! In Fashion I, campers learn fashion illustration and to read, pin and cut a pattern of their choice. In Fashion II, they use the influences of Christian Dior and Betsey Johnson to apply their stylistic spin to sketches and a final design. Participants learn to illustrate, sew and adorn their designs finishing each week with a portfolio-ready illustration and a ready-to-wear outfit! Register for one or both weeks. Visit www.artscenterkillingworth.org
for Brochure & Registration
Bridgeport Theatre Company is proud to announce BTC, Jr., a 2-week summer theater program for young actors of all experience levels (entering 1st grade through entering 8th grade).
Session #1 (Schoolhouse Rock Jr.) runs July 9-20 (PERFORMANCE for parents/families: Thurs July 19 @ 7pm); Session #2 (Disney's 101 Dalmations Jr.) runs July 23-Aug 3 (PERFORMANCE for parents/families: Thurs Aug 2nd @ 7pm).
BTC, Jr. is a comprehensive, immersive theater experience for young actors (entering grade 1 through entering grade 8) of all experience levels. This year's program will be held at the wonderful facility of the United Congregational Church at Park and State Street in Downtown Bridgeport. Reverend Sara Smith has welcomed BTC into their church, which contains a large rec room including a large stage for the production, as well as multiple classrooms throughout the church which are available to us for our break-out classes and activities.
In each two-week session the students will create a full production of a musical, from acting/singing/dancing to the offstage magic that goes into mounting a musical: set building, costume design, prop creation, program design, etc.
The mornings will comprise of rehearsing the musical (informal-type auditions will be held the first day of the program); the afternoons will comprise of creating sets, costumes, props, etc for the show, as well as educational classes such as acting technique, improvisation, theater games, and more. At the end of the two-week session there will be a performance for parents/families/friends on the second Thursday evening. Then on the final day of the program the students will complete their experience by 'striking' the production (along with the staff of course), which is an important aspect of creating the show, it provides closure for the artist and also teaches discipline in seeing a project through to the very end.
Full-day students will enjoy a comprehensive experience in creating a show from start to finish. Half-day students will rehearse the show and enjoy occasional break-out activities like theater games. For a full theatrical experience we recommend the full-day, but we still vow to our half-day students to provide a wonderful experience.
: United Congregational Church, 877 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604. Times
: Full-day: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, Half-day: Mon-Fri 9am-Noon. Cost
: Full-day tuition (9am-4pm) is $500 for each 2-week session; Half-day tuition (9am-Noon) is $300 for each 2-week session. 20% discount available for siblings. ($100 off full-day / $60 off half-day) Some students may qualify for tuition assistance for lower income families. Please email us directly if you would like to be considered: firstname.lastname@example.org
, or write a note in the comments box at the bottom of the registration form.
Discovery Museum Summer Programs 2013
Just because school's out, there is no reason to stop learning!! Here at The Discovery Museum, we make learning fun. Sign your children up for one of our week-long, exciting, hands on programs and open the doors to a whole new world of exploration. Program instructors are members of the museum’s highly trained staff. Programs run during July and August. http://www.discoverymuseum.org/ed/programs/summer.html
Fabulous Fun and Learning All Summer Long!
Brainiacs - For children entering K or 1st grade
Adventurers - For children entering Grades 2-4
Explorers - For children entering Grades 5 through 9
Voyagers - For children entering Grades 4 through 8
ONLINE SIGN-UP Multiple Program Discount! Book 5 or more programs in a single purchase and receive a 10% discount.
Are you looking for a fun and educational program for your children next summer?Don't be disappointed - sign up now! Camps meet daily from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. Before care (8 am to 9 am) and after care (4 pm to 5 pm) services are also available. All camps meet at the Peabody Museum in New Haven. There will be no camps at Yale's West Campus this summer.
Summer is a time of growth and discovery, and summer camps are the source of countless enriching and memorable experiences for children. At the Yale Peabody Museum, summer camp provides the opportunity to learn about natural and cultural history in a relaxed setting, through fun and engaging hands-on experiences. The Museum’s world-class collections and exhibits serve as a truly unique backdrop to each week’s program. While some camps focus on a specific topic or set of skills, others are broad surveys of everything the Peabody has to offer!
A limited number of full and partial need-based scholarships are available. To be eligible, those seeking scholarships must apply by May 4, 2012 (you will be asked to submit copies of your family’s most recent tax documents). Other restrictions apply.
At a minimum, the Program Registration Form and a $100 deposit are required to reserve a space for your child in one of our summer programs. If your child’s camp is canceled two months before the start of camp, a full refund will be issued. If the camp is canceled less than two months before the start of camp, the refund of the deposit is subject to our ability to fill your child’s space. http://peabody.yale.edu/events/summer-camps
Spring daffodils and cherry blossoms are still blooming, but it's not too early to start thinking about summer. The 2012 Summer Youth Guide is now available and describes a wealth of summer programs for children and youth of all ages.
From soccer and basketball to rock climbing and music classes, there are programs to match the interests of every youth. Many of the programs in this guide are free to low-cost. There is also a convenient listing of dozens of sites across the City for the free summer meals program.
If you need further information about summer youth programs in New Haven, please call the City's Youth Resource Center at (203) 946-7582. We encourage you to contact the program sites directly. Hours of operation and other details are subject to change based on their discretion. Also visit us on-line at www.newhavenyouthmap.com
for the most up-to-date program listings.
Connecticut Dance Theater and the Arts -
Summer Programs and One Week Camp Programs. Session One (4 week program): Thursday evenings June 7 through June 28, 2012. Session Two (4 week program): thursday evenings August 2 through August 23, 2012. One week Camp Programs, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Ages 3-6 to 7-12. Session One: July 15 to July 20, 2012. Session Two: August 13 to August 17, 2012. Summer Classes for Voice and Music, thursday evenings starting June 7, 2012. Registration May 16 and May 23, 2012, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Contact: Nefra Sullivan-Wihbey, Executive Director, Connecticut Dance Theater and the Arts, 9 Old Schoolhouse Road, Prospect, CT 06712, 203-758-5644. Website: www.conndta.com
New Britain Youth Theater -
NBYT's 2012 summer production for ages 7 through 14 will be Seussical! Favorite books and characters from Dr. Seuss come to life in this musical fantasy about Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, the Whos of Whoville, and more! This "Broadway Junior" version is designed specifically for children to perform.
Rehearsals will be held over a four-week half-day program (Mondays through Fridays) with a weekend of performances at the end of the program. All children who register will be cast in the show. Roles will be determined based on pre-program auditions to be scheduled in June. Over the course of the program, the cast will rehearse the performance--including music and choreography--and will also help to make some of the props and costumes to be used in the show! This summer 5 and 6 year olds an also be involved in Seussical!
Program Dates: Monday, July 2 through Friday, July 27 (except July 4); Performance Dates: July 27, 28 & 29. Program Hours: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm; Location: Jefferson Elementary School at 140 Horse Plain Road in New Britain. Cost per child: $295. Deposit: $100 upon registration (Balance due by June 1)
Wooster School - CT Project -
The CT Project at Wooster is a creative intensive experience for high-school age students that allows them to spend two weeks on the Wooster campus in seminars and discussions, activities, independent work and studio time. Each two-week session is centered on a single “big idea.” The program is staffed by talented educators who will help students refine their critical thinking skills while addressing important social, political, and cultural issues. The CT Project at Wooster serves motivated students from grades 9 through 12 who have an interest in delving deeply into a single idea through concentrated work, thought, and creative effort.
The CT Project at Wooster offers three sessions this summer: July 2—July 13, 2012: Pursuit of Happiness; July 16—July 27, 2012: Media Frenzy; July 30—August 10, 2012: Time, Transition and Trauma
Child's World Academy -
Summer Camp for School Aged Children, Monroe and Trumbull - Summer time is a time to have fun. And that's what we provide. There will be plenty of field trips to many locations in the area. And the activities, indoor and outdoor, will give the children an opportunity to see how they can make the world a better place.
Make Summer a Fun and Learning Vacation. We all know children love solving mysteries. That’s why we’ve brought the mystery to summer camp at Tutor Time. Every week your child will face a new and exciting mystery storyline that will keep him or her guessing (and engaged) until the end of the week, and all summer long! Whether it’s uncovering the mysteries of nature, the secrets of sports or the solutions of science projects, there’s something for everyone during our summer child-care camp at Tutor Time.
Fun, flexible and convenient, Field trips, projects, activities, Educational and interesting, Safe, secure and comfortable, Convenient – 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., full- and part-time options
Shubert Theater & Arts Camp
The Shubert Summer Theater & Arts Camp is a summer program for middle-school students who want to explore interests, potential, and opportunities in the arts. The camp runs July 8th thru August 2nd, 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and offers students a chance to take in-depth classes in dance, music, theater, visual arts, and creative writing while in an arts rich environment. The camp is open to both New Haven and non-New Haven residents. Located at adjacent Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School, The Shubert Summer Theater & Arts Camp is situated in the heart of downtown New Haven, surrounded by theaters, galleries, and museums. In addition to an arts atmosphere, the camp is staffed by a combination of professional artists, teaching artists, and emerging student-teacher-artists from Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School.
Shubert Musical Theater Camp
In addition to the Theater & Arts Camp, we are pleased to announce a second camp for middle school students focused solely on acting, dancing, and singing in a full production of "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown." The Shubert Musical Theater Camp runs during the same time period of July 8th - August 2nd, 2013, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., with a performance on Saturday, August 3rd at Co-Op High School's beautiful Main Stage Theater. All campers will have roles on stage!
- Hartford Stage Summer Studio Presents The Summer of Seuss
Summer Studio Youth Ensemble, Ages 9-15, July 8-August 2(with additional performances on Aug. 3), 9am-5pm, $995. Each young actor is cast in either a musical or non-musical production. Mornings are spent in rehearsals, while afternoons give young actors the opportunity to build acting skills and explore electives of their choice. Once a week, the Youth Ensemble enjoys a field trip - allowing students to develop new friendships and take a break from their artistic work. SHOWS for 2013: "Seussical the Musical, Jr." & "The Seussification of A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Summer Studio Children's Cast, Ages 5-8, Session (Thing) One: July 8 - 19, Session (Thing) Two: July 22-August 2, 9am-5pm, $550 per session ($995 if student registers for both). Each cast member will participate in an array of playful and creative activities, taking classes in story theatre, creative Movement, music, puppetry, film, and arts & crafts, as well as going on a weekly field trip. Each session will end in a mini-production that each cast creates based on favorite Seuss stories and characters.
One-Act Play, Ages 9-15, August 5-16, 9am-5pm, $550. Young actors will hone their skills with training in the basics of acting and improvisation, working toward the production of a one-act play. ONE ACT: "A Play With Words" by Peter Bloedel (author of " The Seussification of Romeo & Juliet").
Summer Bookends, Ages 5-8, Session (Thing) One: June 24-28, Session (Thing) Two: August 5-9, 9am-5pm, $300 per session. Bookend the summer with drama and fun! Students will explore literature from summer reading lists through acting, musical theatre, creative movement and arts & crafts.
Day Dreamers, Ages 3-5, Session (Thing) One: July 8-12, Session (Thing) Two: July 15-19, 9am-12pm, $175 per session. Our youngest artists will enjoy a half-day of creative movement, music, story theatre, and puppet play!
Teen Musical Theatre Intensive - Broadway 2000 PLUS!, Ages 14-17, July 22-26, 9am-5pm, $300
Become a triple threat! Classes in acting, singing and dancing will lead to a final musical revue performance featuring Broadway shows debuting from the year 2000 and beyond only!
University of Tennis Junior Program
The University of Tennis Junior Program is for kids ages 5-16. Sessions run Monday through Friday from 9am - 4pm (full day) or 9am - 12pm (half day). Each day, kids participate in drills that improve their tennis strokes, develop good footwork, and teach smart game play strategy. Kids also get the chance to engage in healthy competition throughout the program, with most sessions culminating in an inter-club tournament on Friday.
For full day students, lunch is provided (pizza, grinders, or burgers) in the outdoor patio and gazebo area. When kids finish eating, they can take a refreshing dip in the pool before returning to more tennis instruction.
When: June 24 to August 30, 2013. Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm (full day) or 9am - 12pm (half day)
Cost: $330.00 (5 days, full day) or $230.00 (5 days, half day)
Location: Lyme Shores Tennis & Conditioning Center, 22 Colton Rd., East Lyme
Register: Download our University of Tennis brochure/application at www.lymeshores.com
. For more information, call (860) 739-6281.
High Performance Tennis Program
Lyme Shores offers a High Performance Tennis Program for select elite high school and USTA nationally-ranked players. The program runs Monday through Friday from 12:30 to 4pm.
The main focus of the High Performance program is competition, with an emphasis on mental toughness, shot selection, strategy, fitness, training routines, and practice. Instruction is also geared toward improving students’ weaknesses. Practice matches are a major part of the daily routine. Travel matches are played weekly and participation in USTA/NE matches occurs when possible.
When: June 24 to August 30, 2013. Monday - Friday, 12:30pm - 4pm; Cost: $230.00 (5 days) ; Location: Lyme Shores Tennis & Conditioning Center, 22 Colton Rd., East Lyme; Register: Call (860) 739-6281.
About Lyme Shores Tennis & Conditioning Center.
Beacon Summer Academy - Kids who love learning love the Beacon Summer Academy! The BSA offers a diverse array of academic and arts courses designed to develop students’ skills, excite their curiosity, and inspire their passions. Our summer program provides an abundance of unique learning opportunities for all students entering grades 2-12. In addition to the existing programs already offered, students may also design an individualized one-on-one course or a customized group class!
Special Full Day Programs:
Beacon Summer Stock - In Beacon’s new summer stock program, students will develop their theatrical and technical skills while having fun and making new friends. Under the guidance of Beacon’s expert music, drama, and design teachers, students will collaborate according to their individual interests and stage an authentic production at the end of the term. Programs are available for lower, middle, and upper school students. The summer stock program tuition is $1800 per term.
Summer in the City: NYC Immersion - Discover the city next door in this experiential course as you tour the cultural, historical, and commercial landmarks of New York City. With a dynamic teacher as their guide, students will expand their knowledge of American history, art history, music, political science, and pop culture. Each class is limited to ten students. Programs are available for middle and upper school students. Please inquire about opportunities for groups of upper elementary students. Tuition is $2400 per term, including lunch and transportation.
Beacon Summer Academy Courses:
Core Courses - With the right teachers, summer can be a time to build core skills AND enjoy learning. The BSA’s Core Courses are designed for students who want to develop advanced academic abilities, get a head start on demanding classes, keep their minds sharp over the summer, or go further than their school curriculum allows. Visit our website to view the Course Catalog and read more about the courses offered for lower, middle, and upper school students.
Elective Courses - Why wait until college to study truly interesting topics and satisfy your intellectual curiosity? Sharpen your critical thinking skills, expand your knowledge base, explore new topics, and make friends with like-minded interests in the Beacon Summer Academy’s Elective Courses. Visit our website to read more about the elective courses offered.
- If you are looking for a class that is not listed in our course catalog, Beacon invites you to design your own 1:1 course to investigate an emerging interest or cultivate a serious passion. There are virtually no limits on course selection for uDesign courses in academics, arts, and technology. Tuition for 1:1 programs varies depending on credit hours. Contact us for more details at 203.409.0066 or email@example.com
Calendar and Daily Schedule - First Term: June 10-28, Monday--Friday 10:00-3:00; Second Term: July 8-26, Monday--Friday 10:00-3:00 *Please ask about our extended day programs.
10:00 – 11:00, Class 1
11:00 – 12:00, Class 2
12:00 – 1:00, Lunch
1:00 – 2:00, Class 3
2:00 – 3:00, Class 4
BSA students design their own schedules; they can take one class, participate in the full-day program, or anything in between. Students may enroll for one or both 3-week terms.
Tuition- Lower & Middle School: Per class $550, Full Day (4 classes) $2200; Upper School: Per class $600, Full Day (4 classes) $2400; uDesign 1:1 classes: Per class add $100
*Please inquire about tuition discounts.
Contact Information -
44 Commerce Road, Stamford, CT 06902, Phone: 203.409.0066, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ECAD Summer Camp
If you like dogs and training dogs, then consider spending the summer with ECAD, Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities. ECAD's summer camp, 149 Newfield Road, Torrington CT is a unique opportunity fo kids ages 9 - 13 to learn about the responsibilities of being a dog owner by educating ECAD's future assistance dogs. Camp starts June 24, 2013. Registration opens April 1, 2013. Daily activiities include Group Challenge Course, Picnics, Arts and Crafts, Adventure Scavenger Hunt, Games with dogs, Hiking and more. Children learn Teamwork, Responsibility, Canine Care, Basic Canine Training, Assistance Dog Awareness. Camp runs June 24 to August 23. Parents supply daily lunch, sunblock, change of clothes, bathing suit and towel.
To inquire at our Connecticut location: Phone: 860-489-6550, Fax: 860-489-3791
Mail: PO Box 831, Torrington, CT 06790, 149 Newfield Road, Torrington, CT.
Newington Children's Theater Company
Get in the ACT this Summer with NCTC!
The Newington Children’s Theatre has opened enrollment for their Summer Theatre Arts Programs. Their four-week (June 24-July 21), full day program (9:00am-4:00pm) for kids, ages 8-15, gives participants the opportunity to learn and strengthen their musical theatre skills by working with acting, dance and music instructors in preparation for a fully-staged production of the Roald Dahl classic, Willy Wonka, with public performances July 18-21, 2013. Cost: $995. A deposit of $400 is required to hold your child’s spot. With the extended school year for many districts, auditions for the show will be held day four of the program.
Not quite 8 years old? NCTC is offering a two-week half-day program for kids, ages 5-8 running July 8-July 21. Participants will learn basic musical theatre skills in preparation to become part of the ensemble in the full-day program’s production of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka. Cost: $200. A deposit of $100 is required to hold your child’s spot.
This summer, NCTC is also offering a two-week full-day program, running July 22-August 4. A truncated version of NCTC’s four-week program, kids, ages 8-15, will work with acting, dance and music instructors in preparation for a fully-produced one-act musical, Disney's Sleeping Beauty. Cost: $475. A deposit of $200 is required to hold your child’s spot.
All sessions will be held at the NCTC Performing Arts Theatre located at 743 North Mountain Road in Newington. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information, call 860.666.NCTC (6282) or visit NCTC online at www.NCTCArts.org
More About the NCTC Performing Arts Theatre NCTC Performing Arts Theatre provides year-round quality entertainment and hands-on educational programs in the performing arts to children and young adults from preschool through college. NCTC Performing Arts Theatre is the home of the Newington Children's Theatre Company, Connecticut's oldest operating children's, celebrating 50 years of service. www.NCTCArts.org
- Hand in Hand
, Special Needs Division of O-la-mi, at the Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT
Session 1: July 1 — July 19; Session 2: July 22 — August 9, Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. REGISTER NOW for a SUPER SUMMER where your children can have fun and help improve their ability to develop and maintain positive relationships!
Who is Hand in Hand for? Rising 3rd-6th graders with communication spectrum disorders, including but not exclusive to; high-functioning autism, Asperger’s syndrome, ADD/ADHD, and sensory motor integration challenges. What is Hand in Hand? Hand in Hand is a part of O-la-mi, the Stamford JCC’s Summer Day Program, and includes a daily combination of therapeutic social skills provided by local clinicians from the Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut, and an inclusion program to reinforce what was learned and encourage social connections with their O-la-mi peers.
Hand in Hand children participate with their O-la-mi friends at Morning Flagpole, Picnic Lunch, Afternoon Electives, Afternoon Flagpole, and Wednesday Trips. All children are encouraged to participate in activities, but individualized care is part of the Hand in Hand experience. While O-la-mi at the JCC is driven by the Jewish values of kindness, respect, confidence and responsibility, we warmly welcome children of all faiths, ethnicity and backgrounds.
If you are interested, contact Dinushka De Silva, Inclusion Coordinator, at (203) 487-0946 or email@example.com
to set up an interview with our JCC staff and trained clinicians from the Child Guidance Center. We are sensitive to summer school schedules. If you would like to join the summer program in the afternoon we are open to discussion. As always, scholarship assistance is provided.
2013 Summer Music Camps and Workshops June, July and August 2013
Rock Band - Ages 11-13 and 14-16, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, July 1 - August 16, $249/week
Instrument Exploration - Ages 8-12, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, June 24 to August 9, $249/week.
Introduction to Piano - Ages 5-7, 9:30 am to 12:00 noon, July 1 to August 9, $229/week.
Comedy/Improv - Ages 190-12 and 13-15, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, $249/week.
Excursions in Learning
Excursions in Learning is an educational enrichment program for youth at Manchester Community College. We currently have programming in summer semesters for inquisitive and creative minds in grades K-8. Our longest running program is the Summer Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth in August.
2012 marked our 25th year anniversary!
Our mission at Excursions in Learning is to take a leadership role in gifted education and enrichment programming; to be an educational and community resource for the 15 towns in the college's service area and beyond; and to collaborate with schools, cultural institutions and community groups in educational endeavors.
Our Enrichment Summer Programs
Technology Camp: (Grades 5-8) one-week exploring technology and engineering.
Adventures in Leadership: (Grades 5-8) one-week strengthening leadership and teamwork skills.
Junior Culinary Institute: (Grades 5-8) one-week culinary arts education program - 2 levels.
Summer Academy for Gifted Youth: (Grades K-8) a two-week exciting and challenging academic program for students in grades K-8.
Carleigh Schultz, Coordinator Cschultz@manchestercc.edu
Special Needs Summer Camps and Programs
Connecticut Family Support Network - It's never too early to start thinking about your Summer plans.
CTFSN will be holding Presentations on Summer Camps and Recreational Activities for Children with Special Needs again in March 2014.
The CT Family Support Network hosts presentations on Summer Camps and Recreational Activities for children with special needs around the state each March. These presentations offer parents an opportunity to meet with representatives from local and statewide camps, share information with other parents and discuss funding resources..
If you are a parent or guardian of a child with special needs who attended one of our previous events and have some feedback; you have information about Summer Camps or Recreational Activities or you would like to share your or your child's experiences please contact your Regional Coordinator http://www.ctfsn.org/pages/contact-us.php
More information at http://www.ctfsn.org/
- Employment opportunities in many fields.
Connecticut Hospitals - From the American Hospital Directory, with links to hospital web sites and job opportunities.
Work for Students
Summer Jobs for Teens Tips Video
Best of the Web - Employment
Create Your Own Summer Job - 6 Ideas http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/businessideas/a/fundsinthesun.htm
Tri-State Job Postings
Yahoo! Job Listings for Youth
The American Camp Association - Summer Camp Jobs
Connecticut Summer Jobs - Links to summer employment opportunities in Connecticut
Capital Workforce - http://www.capitalworkforce.org/?gclid=CIS-hNXnwJkCFWVM5QodqlJTuQ - 2013 SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM
NOSH - National Institute of Safety and Health - Working Together for Safety — A State Team Approach to Preventing Occupational Injuries in Young People - Great information for young workers!
How to help your teen get a summer job. - Articles and tips.
The Beehive Information website
Pathways to the World of Work for Young Adults - Connecticut Department of Labor
Youth Rules - US Department of Labor
Summer Job Ideas for Kids and Youth
According to information on the Department of Children and Families website: Deciding when your child is ready to stay home alone is a difficult decision for parents. There is no set age, either prescribed by law or by child development experts. It comes down to a judgment call on the part of parents.
The American Red Cross course is for 11 to 15 year olds
American Red Cross Babysitting Tips
Department of Public Safety Babysitting Guide
Department of Labor Information for Youths under 18
Also check with your town hall to see if they have a town sponsored babysitting course. They may have more information about appropriate ages.
Other helpful babysitting websites
Lawn Care and Yard Work
11 - 15 Years old and too young to be a lifeguard but want to get ready - GuardStart
is for you.
A good job that is always in demand is washing vehicles. This does not have to be limited to cars, but you can start by letting neighbors know that you will be washing cars for a competitive price. Print up some attractive and colorful flyers that list your services (wash, wax, vacuum, ...), the prices and your contact information. Look for small businesses in your area that have vehicles such as delivery vans. There will be some initial investment in supplies. Be certain to check the prices for such services in your area and set your rates to be competetive. Do a great job, give good value, be enthusiastic and professional, and your reputation will get around.
Do you have a bike? Consider making deliveries for local buiinesses. You could be an inexpensive alternative to other delivery serivces. Check prices and give affordable rates.
1. Start with a business plan. Help your child develop a realistic plan that will include such items as the type of job/business they would like to do, the current need for that service in your area, any necessary tools or equipment, any initial investment, any special training or certification, and a realistic earnings goal. Help them check their progress periodically.
2. Check with local authorities regarding any applicable laws or regulations.
3. Safety, safety, safety! If any tools or appliances are involved, make certain that your child is fully trained on the proper use and safety procedures, and is fully equipped with any necessary safety equipment sucn as eye and ear protection. Also be certain that your child can contact you when necessary for any emergency or just questions.
4. Keep it their project. Provide encouragement, assistance, and help with things such as transportation, but limit your involvement. Remember that while the summer job money might be an important goal, the life lessons of self-reliance, dependability, achievement, business skills, and hard work are far more important and will last a lot longer than the money earned.
What could be more rewarding than to spend your summer helping others and getting valuable experience at the same time! The following organizations accept volunteers over the summer months. Volunteer opportunities often result in valuable references for later employment.
Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Saint Francis Hospital Junior Volunteer Program
High School students between the ages of 15 and 17 and college students can volunteer during the academic year or the summer. A minimum commitment of one four - hour shift each week is required. We require students to volunteer for at least 40 hours during the school year and 50 hours during the summer. During the summer a volunteer must commit to being here at least 6 out of the 8 weeks to reach the 50 hours. These guidelines ensure that this will be a win-win experience for the students and the hospital staff.
Download the Junior Volunteer Application
The Wadsworth Atheneum
Our friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful volunteers become the face of the museum. They sell tickets, direct visitors, seat theater-goers, assist in the Museum Shop, in the Auerbach Art Library and offer a host of other talents. There is a perfect volunteer opportunity for anyone- from college students to retiree! We’ll be glad to work around your schedule to have the benefit of your support. Ready to volunteer? Download an application here
Purpose: Support the museum’s administrative functions. Qualifications: Museum members of all levels of skill and accomplishment are welcome. Opportunities: Positions are available at the information desk, the Auerbach Library, The Museum Shop and the Aetna Theater.
You can serve in many ways! There are over 200 positions available to volunteers throughout the hospital. The majority of these positions have their hours restricted to weekdays, 8am to 5pm, although some evening and weekend positions are available.
Volunteer Requirements: Age: Volunteers are required, by regulations, to be a minimum of 14 years of age. Some departments have other age requirements - for example, Patient Care units, the Child Care Center, and the Auxiliary Store require volunteers to be at least 16 years old.
The Hospital of Central Connecitcut
New Britain General campus: (860) 224-5231
Bradley Memorial campus: (860) 276-5103
Every day, dozens of community members of all ages donate their time and talents to support Hospital of Central Connecticut patients, visitors and staff. Whether filing in our administrative offices, transporting patients around the hospital or keeping family members in our waiting rooms company, our volunteers help the hospital provide outstanding care with efficiency and compassion.
Johnson Memorial Hospital
Who can volunteer at JMH? You need to be 14 years old to volunteer. We ask that you are dependable and able to make a commitment of a minimum of 100 hours. Volunteers average three to four hours of service per week.
When can you volunteer? We have volunteers on duty in different departments from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. The time that you would volunteer would depend on your availability and what hours are available in the department that you choose. We do have after school and weekend openings in some departments.
Why volunteer? JMH volunteers come here for many different reasons. They enjoy the personal satisfaction of helping others. Also, they are interested in gaining insight into the world of health care.
We provide uniforms, free and convenient parking, meals for volunteers who volunteer at least three hours and other benefits such as annual recognition dinners and educational opportunities.
How can I become a JMH volunteer? Click to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 860-684-8216 to request an application and information packet. If you are a high school student, request a teen volunteer packet. If you completed high school, request an adult volunteer packet. You may request a packet be sent to you by e-mail or US mail.
The Junior Volunteer Program offers two programs:
1.The Academic Year Program is coordinated with high school students, making it possible for them to gain valuable experience in the hospital setting. The Junior Volunteers report to the hospital after school and work until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. 2.The Summer Junior Volunteer Program is designed to provide the Junior Volunteers with a meaningful experience and to explore different careers in healthcare. The Junior Volunteers work from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Junior Volunteers are assigned to work in most departments within the hospital. The program provides invaluable experience for young adults.
Benefits of Volunteering: Meal allowance on your volunteer day, •Annual recognition event, •Holiday celebration, •National Volunteer Week luncheon, •Participation in hospital activities
Along with these benefits, some of the greatest are helping our patients and families, making friends, and exploring healthcare careers. All of the above, plus the satisfaction of a job well done will make your time at Bristol Hospital worthwhile.
CONTACT US: Karen Cornell, Director, Cindy McCool, Secretary, Volunteer Services, P.O. Box 977, Bristol, CT 06011-0977
Additional Hospital Volunteer Programs
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Youth@Work
Do you know of any additional resources for Connecticut kids, teens or parents. Please let us know so that we can add them to this page. Email us at email@example.com
Have a Safe and Happy Summer!