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2022 Guide to Summer Camps and Programs

By Catherine Siroka, Publisher/Editor Macaroni Kid Westport-Greenwich March 4, 2022

Welcome to our Annual Summer Camp & Program Guide! Each year, we round up some of the best summer camp and program offerings here in the Greenwich-Westport area as well as some camps within other areas of Fairfield County and Western Connecticut. 

Be sure to check back often, as we will be adding camps to the Guide every week in the coming weeks as we receive information. 

Remember to let them know that you heard about the program in Macaroni Kid!

Would you like to add your camp or summer program to our 2022 Summer Camp Guide and Directory? Email catherines@macaronikid.com


Buck's Rock Camp, New Milford 

Buck’s Rock Camp is a freedom-of-choice creative and performing arts camp nestled in a stunning pastoral setting in New Milford for teenagers ages 10 to 17. Every summer at Buck’s Rock is completely different. The campers who attend each year make the summer their own adventure, and the camp constantly evolves and changes to meet the needs of that year’s campers. Over 30 world-class programs await young artists every day, including everything from glassblowing to dance to painting to sketch comedy to radio to weaving to gardening and so much more! Buck’s Rock counselors are committed and professional artists and teachers, and the camp maintains a camper-to-counselor ratio of 2:1 throughout the summer.

  • Dates: Sessions run from June 29th through August 20th
  • Ages: Choose from a 2-week session (for 10 year-olds) to 4, 6 and 8-week sessions for ages 11-17
  • A NEW tiered tuition system based upon household size and gross combined annual income

Buck's Rock will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, March 19th from 1-3PM. This is a great opportunity to tour the campus and see for yourself what makes Buck's Rock Camp so special to so many! RSVP for the tour.

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Camp Sloane YMCA, Lakeville, CT

Camp Sloane YMCA has been providing children with a place to grow since 1928, in the beautiful foothills of the Berkshire Mountains. Camp Sloane has been built around the things we know you, as a parent, are looking for. Safety is our #1 priority, we have a high-quality and well-trained staff and we offer a wide range of fun and exciting activities.

We are a tech-free camp and campers are given the opportunity to engage in creative play and communication. Since 1928 our campers have lived in our canvas walled platform tents - the way camp should be.  Each small tent group of up to 6 campers is part of a tent village. Living in these villages, campers get to experience a sense of community like nowhere else.

  • Dates: June 26 - August 20 (one and two-week session options available)
  • Ages: Rising 3rd Graders - 12th Graders (plus a Day Camp option for K-6th)
  • Financial Assistance Available

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Fairfield Museum & History Center - Weekly Camps

Create an unforgettable summer for your child by enrolling them in camp at the Fairfield Museum! Our programs are designed for kids ages 7-12 and run from July 18th – August 26th. Each week is taught by museum educators and artists and features a different theme connected to the Museum’s rich collections and exhibitions. Whether your child has an interest in archaeology, history or graphic novels, you’ll be sure to find a program that’s right for them. For a complete list of sessions and themes, click here.
The Fairfield Museum is also offering a variety of thematic birthday parties.

  • Dates: July 18 - August 26. Register for 1 week or all 6.
  • Week 1: Spy Camp, Week 2: Graphic Novel Camp, Week 3: Archaeology Camp, Week 4: Textile Camp, Week 5: Tiny Worlds Camp, Week 6: History Camp
  • Ages: 7-12

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Ridgefield Academy / Landmark Preschool
Are you looking to fill your child’s summer with exciting learning adventures and classic summer camp fun? Look no further than Ridgefield Academy and Landmark Preschool Summer Programs! From embarking on terrific trips and art adventures to developing skills in sports clinics, choose from a wide variety of offerings sure to interest your preschool - Grade 8 child(ren).  

  • Dates: Weekly June 20th through July 29th
  • Ages: Ages 2-5 (Camp Landmark), K-Grade 3 (Patriot Camp), Grades 4-8 (Explorer Program)
  • Landmark programs are offered in Westport, Ridgefield and Bedford 

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Rising Starr Horse Rescue, Wilton 

Our Summer Riding Program is for beginners and young riders. A typical day of fun and riding includes: grooming, 1-1.5 hour riding instruction, natural horsemanship, feeding and care, first aid, barn care, tacking up, equine yoga, hiking, responsibility of horse ownership, mounted fun time, trail ride in addition to lessons (always with instructors), crafts, games (mounted and unmounted), classroom time, clinics with a vet and blacksmith, loading trailer and riding demonstrations, team building.  At the end of each week we have a horse show for family and friends where everyone leaves with a feeling of accomplishment. This is a great opportunity for the children to show friends and family what they have learned. Summer camp for ages 6-12 will run in groups of only 5 campers. Two riding instructors are in the ring with all beginner groups.

  • Dates: Runs weekly June 14 - August 27
  • Ages 6-12 plus a separate 3-hour program for 5-year-olds; Independent Summer Riding program for ages 12+
  • No experience necessary

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