• New Britain Youth Theater

    Founded in 2010 and selected by Connecticut Magazine as Connecticut’s Best Children’s Theater in 2017, New Britain Youth Theater is a professionally-run community and educational theater for children and teens. NBYT produces a season of performances by and for children and young adults, provides educational programming to schools, and offers drama classes and individual coaching and lessons. The theater reaches children and their families in Greater New Britain, Greater Hartford, the Farmington Valley, and throughout Connecticut. NBYT programs include “Kids on Stage!” and “Teen Company” productions, Performance Skills classes, in-school and after-school arts-integrated and arts-enrichment programming, community outreach programs, and more. NBYT is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and young adults by encouraging creative thinking and collaborative teamwork, fostering self-confidence and self-esteem, and developing social, emotional, and academic skills through involvement in high-quality, low-cost programs in the performing arts. NBYT operates its programs in community spaces and schools throughout Greater New Britain, and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. NBYT Classes and Programs Kids on Stage! Productions A family series of plays for young actors, ages 7 to 14, performed at Holmes Elementary School in New Britain. NBYT Teen Company Plays for ages 12 to 18 that are also chosen, produced, promoted and staffed by teenagers. Summer Productions A summer musical bringing together ages 7 to 16, and often including younger children ages 5 and 6 as well. In-School and Afterschool Programs Arts integration programs scheduled and arranged through schools to bring theater into the classroom or engage afterschool students in all aspects of theater performance and production based upon State of Connecticut curriculum guidelines. Home School Enrichment Programs Weekly enrichment programs offered to homeschooled students to teach all aspects of theater performance and production based upon State of Connecticut curriculum guidelines. Theater Classes and Workshops Acting, dance, and improv classes held on Saturday mornings, and other workshops scheduled according to student interest. NBYT can also bring customized programs to schools, organizations or a group.     BIRTHDAY PARTIES! Celebrate your birthday with theater awesomeness! NBYT birthday parties are two hours (generally 60 minutes of activities and 60 minutes of party time) plus 30 minutes time allowed for both set-up and clean-up. Extended time is available for an additional cost. Games and activities are run by NBYT staff, and a space with tables and chairs is provided for refreshments (which are not provided by NBYT).

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    Educational Playcare East Hampton

    Locations throughout CT!   Educational Playcare provides full and part-time educational childcare programs and summer camp for children from 6 weeks to 12 years old. We are proud of our reputation as the provider of the highest-quality childcare, nursery school, and preschool programs for children that can be found anywhere. We’ve maintained our high standards with the quality control that comes from being small and owner operated. Despite our relatively small size, we are still able to offer all of the benefits of the large “corporate” daycares and more! Our mission is to provide the children in our care with the highest quality developmental and educational programs in a nurturing, safe, and supportive environment and to facilitate and enrich the childcare experience of our families.   Educational Playcare Programs Offered: Chickadees (Infants) Parrots (Young Toddlers) Flamingos (Older Toddlers) Bluebirds (Young Pre-Schoolers) Canaries (Older Pre-Schoolers) Owls (K-6) Summer Camp (3yrs-K) Summer Camp (K-6)   Contact Educational Playcare today and learn why we will be your preferred child care center. We have 19 convenient locations throughout Connecticut to serve you. We look forward to speaking with you and taking care of all of your childcare needs.   Educational Playcare Avon 144 Simsbury Road, Suite 7D, Avon, CT 06001 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Berlin 9 High Road, Berlin, CT 06037 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Cheshire 1430 Highland Avenue, Cheshire, CT 06410 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare East Hampton 140 East High Street, East Hampton, CT 06424 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Ellington 137 West Road Ellington, CT 06029 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Farmington 360 Colt Highway, Farmington, CT 06032 Phone:860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Glastonbury 1193 Hebron Avenue, Glastonbury, CT 06033 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Madison 563 Durham Road, Madison, CT 06443 Phone:203-872-7686 Educational Playcare Manchester 452 Tolland Turnpike Manchester, CT 06042 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Mansfield 28 Wilbur Cross Way, Mansfield, CT 06269 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Newtown 2 Saw Mill Road, Newtown, CT 06470 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare Oxford 290 Oxford Road, Oxford, CT 06478 230-872-7686   Educational Playcare Simsbury 1 St. John’s Place, Simsbury, CT 06070 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Trumbull 111 Merritt Blvd Trumbull, CT 06611 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare Wallingford 15 North Plains Industrial Road, Wallingford, CT 06492 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare West Hartford on Fennway 5 Fennway, West Hartford, CT 06119 Phone: 860-232-5038   Educational Playcare West Hartford on Park 389 Park Road, West Hartford, CT 06119 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Windsor (Day Hill Village Plaza) 555 Day Hill Road Windsor, CT 06095 Phone:860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Windsor-West (Day Hill Business Park) 1045 Day Hill Road Windsor, CT 06095 Phone: 860-580-5353

  • Riverbrook Regional YMCA (Wilton,CT)

    We offer swimming lessons, health and fitness programs, senior activities, youth and adult sports, early childhood educational programs, afterschool child care, summer day camp, volunteer opportunities, and a values-based environment where everyone is welcome. Our programs are diverse there is something for everyone in the family to participate in. The details of each of our programs can be found by clicking on the links below.   Health & Fitness Swimming Sports Gymnastics  Dance Factory  Arts & Humanities  Special Needs  Summer Camp  Child Care Norwalk Programs Birthday Parties  Hours of Operation Monday-Friday: 5am – 10pm Saturday: 7am – 7pm Sunday: 8am – 6pm Membership Definitions Family – Two adults and all children age 20 and under living in the same household (and live-in nannies). Adult – Age 30 + Young Adult – Age 19 – 29 Youth – Age 16 – 18, full-time students with ID Child – Age 15 and under (Accompanying adults must be members or pay the daily guest fee.) Seniors – Age 65 and older Senior Family – Two adults, one or both age 65 or older, living in the same household and all children age 20 and under living in the same household.  Family, Adult & Senior Rates                                  Joiner fee      Monthly Fee Family                          $100                        $113 Adult                             $100                        $  74 Young Adult                  $  50                        $ 46* Senior Adult                 $  75                        $  62 Senior Family               $100                        $  90 *Young Adults: Every month $5 of your membership payment goes toward our Annual Appeal, helping others less fortunate.    Child& Youth          Annual Rates (New Member Fee)  Child (Ages 0-15)             $311  Youth (Ages 16 – 18)       $420

  • Newington Ice Arena

    What’s better than a birthday party with all the fun and no clean up!  We will help you create an amazing birthday party or event with your choice of decorations, video screens, catering, skating, music and MORE!   If you’re looking for a great camp for the kids, look no further!  We are holding our 10th Annual Pete Asadourian Pro Hockey Camp! Check out the website for scheduling.   Ice skating lessons are taught by Jennifer Wester, whose  highest international ranking was a 4th place at her first Major ISU Championship, the 2008 Four Continents Championship. In that same year, she and her partner, placed 13th on world ranking charts, behind 3 other U.S. couples.   We are the ONLY walk-in friendly skating school in Connecticut!

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    Educational Playcare West Hartford on Park

    Locations throughout CT!   Educational Playcare provides full and part-time educational childcare programs and summer camp for children from 6 weeks to 12 years old. We are proud of our reputation as the provider of the highest-quality childcare, nursery school, and preschool programs for children that can be found anywhere. We’ve maintained our high standards with the quality control that comes from being small and owner operated. Despite our relatively small size, we are still able to offer all of the benefits of the large “corporate” daycares and more! Our mission is to provide the children in our care with the highest quality developmental and educational programs in a nurturing, safe, and supportive environment and to facilitate and enrich the childcare experience of our families.   Educational Playcare Programs Offered: Chickadees (Infants) Parrots (Young Toddlers) Flamingos (Older Toddlers) Bluebirds (Young Pre-Schoolers) Canaries (Older Pre-Schoolers) Owls (K-6) Summer Camp (3yrs-K) Summer Camp (K-6)   Contact Educational Playcare today and learn why we will be your preferred child care center. We have 19 convenient locations throughout Connecticut to serve you. We look forward to speaking with you and taking care of all of your childcare needs.   Educational Playcare Avon 144 Simsbury Road, Suite 7D, Avon, CT 06001 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Berlin 9 High Road, Berlin, CT 06037 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Cheshire 1430 Highland Avenue, Cheshire, CT 06410 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare East Hampton 140 East High Street, East Hampton, CT 06424 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Ellington 137 West Road Ellington, CT 06029 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Farmington 360 Colt Highway, Farmington, CT 06032 Phone:860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Glastonbury 1193 Hebron Avenue, Glastonbury, CT 06033 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Madison 563 Durham Road, Madison, CT 06443 Phone:203-872-7686 Educational Playcare Manchester 452 Tolland Turnpike Manchester, CT 06042 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Mansfield 28 Wilbur Cross Way, Mansfield, CT 06269 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Newtown 2 Saw Mill Road, Newtown, CT 06470 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare Oxford 290 Oxford Road, Oxford, CT 06478 230-872-7686   Educational Playcare Simsbury 1 St. John’s Place, Simsbury, CT 06070 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Trumbull 111 Merritt Blvd Trumbull, CT 06611 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare Wallingford 15 North Plains Industrial Road, Wallingford, CT 06492 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare West Hartford on Fennway 5 Fennway, West Hartford, CT 06119 Phone: 860-232-5038   Educational Playcare West Hartford on Park 389 Park Road, West Hartford, CT 06119 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Windsor (Day Hill Village Plaza) 555 Day Hill Road Windsor, CT 06095 Phone:860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Windsor-West (Day Hill Business Park) 1045 Day Hill Road Windsor, CT 06095 Phone: 860-580-5353

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    ELi Whitney Museum and Workshop

    The Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop is an experimental learning workshop for students, teachers, and families. We collect, interpret, and teach experiments that are the roots of design and invention. For children between 5 and 12 years old, we offer walk-in projects on weekends, birthday parties, summer, and vacation programs. There are 1001 things to build before you grow up. From Thanksgiving to New Year’s our American Flyer train layout is available for children to run during our open hours. Children can build a toy train on the weekends as a Walk-in project. The Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop was established in 1979 as a not-for-profit historic and educational organization. The Museum preserves the site on which Whitney constructed the first American factory in 1798. With permanent exhibitions as well as special exhibits that visit our site we have an array of offering for all ages and interests such as : The Marble Wall – Children discover the power of marbles before they understand it. Marbles need no captions. Marbles speak their own language. Marbles know all the laws of nature and they obey them in their simplest possible form. Marbles are the atoms of experience. The Water Lab – An outdoor experiment area which engages, a new generation, in the fundamental engineering experiences of the stream and sandbox. The Lab adapts the traditional activities of messing about for the standards of control and safety of our cautious era. It is a shared resource for the region, and a model for schools and communities across the nation. The Factory Model –  The factory model tells the story of the work Whitney directed here and significant changes that are discernible in that work. Our sources: period artwork, Whitney’s probate inventory, records of parallel armories, and informed guesswork. The model is constructed in 1/3 scale. Imagine that the men are 6 feet tall. We are a Workshop: we build things. We are a Museum: we collect things. We collect essential experiments. We also collect the materials that experiments require. We collect tools and clever ways of building. We collect curious and gifted apprentices who can help experimenters get started.   Walk In Programs From Labor Day to Memorial Day we are open on Saturdays from 10 – 3 and Sundays from 12 – 5. When you visit us on a weekend day, an apprentice will work with your child as they build a project and begin to experiment. Sessions last from 20 minutes to an hour. Projects change from weekend to weekend. A sampling of possible projects is available here. During the summer, (Memorial Day to Labor Day) we are open on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 – 4. Walk-in projects are available on the weekends just as they are in the Fall and Winter. Our Water Learning Lab is open on the weekends from May through October (as weather permits.) Please understand that in the summer, our available projects are much more limited because we are not producing others for school programs. We always have Pinball and Read more [...]

  • Shippan Racquet Club

    For 40 years, Shippan Racquet Club in Stamford Connecticut has set the standard of excellence for indoor tennis clubs. Our goal is simple. Provide our members with a fun and relaxed environment where they can hone their skills, get involved in tournaments, and have access to world-class instruction. Our programs are perfect for players of all levels and all ages. If you love tennis, Shippan is the club for you. JUNIOR PROGRAMS Our junior tennis programs help kids learn in an environment that focuses on camaraderie, self-esteem, physical fitness, discipline and good sportsmanship. They will develop just as many life skills as they will tennis skills. PEE WEE Kids will develop motor, racquet and playing skills through fun filled activities and games RED BALL 1 Kids will learn basic skills to play the game and enjoy the experience of hitting balls over the net and playing points. RED BALL 2 & 3 Kids will learn basic skills to play the game and enjoy the experience of hitting balls over the net and playing points. This program includes clinic/s with a supervised match play on Saturdays, social events, Tour Events (pro recommended) ORANGE BALL Kids will transition from the 36’ court to the 60’ court. This program includes a clinic/s with supervised match play on Saturdays and events. GREEN AND YELLOW BALL Lessons focus on strokes, movement and strategy. ORANGE, GREEN AND YELLOW BALL ACADEMIES Kids will be challenged to their full potential, including advanced stroke techniques, singles and doubles strategy, footwork patterns, fun drills and competitive match play on Saturday afternoons. This program also includes Junior Team Tennis Practice on Sundays, (1) one hour private lesson per session per student,  social events and Tour Events (pro recommended) HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY & HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR VARSITY This is an intense program designed for competitive high school players. On court drills will include point play, dead ball drills, fitness drills and mental toughness skills. Includes two hour clinic once per week, two hour match play, one hour JTT practice, social events and (1) one hour private lesson per session per player. JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS All participants must be enrolled in one of our junior programs and have knowledge of court positioning, how to serve and score. May require pro recommendation. SPRING & SUMMER PROGRAMS Our tennis camp provides young players the opportunity to improve their tennis game, work hard, make new friends and have a lot of fun. Our accomplished pros have a passion for teaching kids and will help them take their game to the next level. JUNIOR BEGINNER SPECIAL ALL AGES Group classes meet once a week for six weeks with a 6:1 player to pro ratio. Learn to play quickly and begin your “sport for a lifetime”. JUNIOR TENNIS AGES 4-10 An exciting play format for learning tennis, designed to bring kids into the game by utilizing specialized equipment, shorter court dimensions and modified scoring. Designed for children to start playing points immediately. Special balls and smaller courts are used based on the child’s age and level. It Read more [...]

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    US Sports Institute

    US Sports Institute is at the forefront of providing quality sports camps and programs, working with your community based organizations across Fairfield County and beyond. USSI offers an abundance of year round sport programs in the spring, summer, fall and winter for players of all ages and ability levels, in a large range of sports. Our year round, sports classes and clinics cater to children ages 2-7, while our schools out and summer camps are available for children ages 5-14. We enable each camper to grow in an atmosphere that promotes integrity, self-esteem, positive values and good sportsmanship.  We are dedicated to delivering quality programs, where children will not only have great fun but also learn that “character really counts!” We work in partnership with your local Recreation Departments and School Districts: Newtown Brookfield Redding Wilton Norwalk Stamford Westport Stratford Shelton   and more. Year round sports programs We offer our year round sports programs in 3 popular age categories; Parent & Me – Programs are designed to introduce children aged 2-3 years old to a variety of sports, games and group activities, all with the help of Mom or Dad! Sports Squirts – Programs are designed to introduce children aged 3-5 to a variety of sports in a safe and structured environment. All games and activities will encompass hand-eye coordination, balance, agility and movement – all key factors to the early development of children in sport. Senior Squirts – Programs are for children aged 5-8 and is the perfect stepping stone for children who have already completed one of USSI’s Sports Squirts programs, or for children who are looking for their first ever sports experience.   These programs are offered in a variety of sports; Multi Sports – Allows participants to try a variety of sports within the program rather than specializing on a single sport. Tennis – Developmental tennis programs cater to all ages and ability levels. Soccer – Programs are great for children of all ages and abilities. T-ball – Is the perfect introduction to baseball or softball for your young slugger. Lacrosse – Learn one of the nation’s fastest growing sports with help from a licensed USSI coach. Track and Field – Focusing on kinetic development, players will have fun running, jumping, and throwing. Golf– Use age-appropriate equipment to learn and develop the fundamentals of different strokes and swings. Basketball– Is available with USSI for players ages 3-14 of all ability levels. Schools out and Summer camps USSI offers an unmatched choice of quality summer sports camps that we have a camp for every child. Summer Camps are open to boys and girls aged 2-14 of all ability levels. At a USSI summer camp your children will love trying lots of different sports. Our aim is to inspire and motivate the so that sports is enjoyable and rewarding whatever their ability. Camps offered include our famous multi-sports camp, over 10 single-sport camp options and an entire range of Squirts programming for the younger player. Programs are typically offered in two Read more [...]

  • Regional YMCA of Western CT, ESCAPE To The Arts

    Hours Of Operation Monday – Friday:  9:00am – 6:00pm  ( Office Only ) Monday – Friday:  9:00am – 5:00pm  ( Gallery ) PLEASE CALL AHEAD FOR OTHER TIMES   OUR FACILITY INCLUDES Secure & Safe Building Spacious Classrooms Classes 5 days a week Workshops on Saturdays Small Class Sizes Professional Artists as Instructors Family Friendly Activities & Workshops Open Door Policy Educated, bi-lingual experienced & nurturing staff A place to learn and express yourself Programs Classes and Workshops for all ages After School programs Leadership Development: Achievers, Service Club, Youth & Government Tuition assistance available

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    Summer Leadership Experiences at Camp LiveGirl

    Summer Leadership Experiences at Camp LiveGirl Join middle school girls from across Fairfield County for Camp LiveGirl: ACTIVATE July 15-18 (9 a.m.-Noon) and CAMP July 22-26 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) at New Canaan High School. Our summer programs are for girls entering 5th-8th grades ready to discover their passion, voice and mighty girl power! Girls meet fierce female role models, complete our Brave Academy, and explore interests and electives. Our evidence-based programs are proven to build self-esteem and social emotional intelligence, the building blocks of a confident leader. (Counselor and CIT positions available for grades 9-12.) Camp Afternoon options: Musical Theatre, STEAM Design Lab, or Multi-Sports. Transportation (from Bridgeport, Norwalk & Stamford) & scholarships available. LiveGirl provides year-round leadership and mentoring programs for girls in grades 5-12 that build social emotional intelligence and self-esteem. LiveGirl’s programs provide: Small group mentoring and access to positive role models. Evidence-based programs that build self-esteem and social emotional intelligence, the building blocks of a confident leader. Positive social-emotional development and connectivity to their community through diverse friendships and role models. Please email info@goLiveGirl.org if you’d like to bring LiveGirl to your school or local youth organization!

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    Educational Playcare Cheshire

    Locations throughout CT!   Educational Playcare provides full and part-time educational childcare programs and summer camp for children from 6 weeks to 12 years old. We are proud of our reputation as the provider of the highest-quality childcare, nursery school, and preschool programs for children that can be found anywhere. We’ve maintained our high standards with the quality control that comes from being small and owner operated. Despite our relatively small size, we are still able to offer all of the benefits of the large “corporate” daycares and more! Our mission is to provide the children in our care with the highest quality developmental and educational programs in a nurturing, safe, and supportive environment and to facilitate and enrich the childcare experience of our families.   Educational Playcare Programs Offered: Chickadees (Infants) Parrots (Young Toddlers) Flamingos (Older Toddlers) Bluebirds (Young Pre-Schoolers) Canaries (Older Pre-Schoolers) Owls (K-6) Summer Camp (3yrs-K) Summer Camp (K-6)   Contact Educational Playcare today and learn why we will be your preferred child care center. We have 19 convenient locations throughout Connecticut to serve you. We look forward to speaking with you and taking care of all of your childcare needs.   Educational Playcare Avon 144 Simsbury Road, Suite 7D, Avon, CT 06001 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Berlin 9 High Road, Berlin, CT 06037 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Cheshire 1430 Highland Avenue, Cheshire, CT 06410 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare East Hampton 140 East High Street, East Hampton, CT 06424 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Ellington 137 West Road Ellington, CT 06029 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Farmington 360 Colt Highway, Farmington, CT 06032 Phone:860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Glastonbury 1193 Hebron Avenue, Glastonbury, CT 06033 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Madison 563 Durham Road, Madison, CT 06443 Phone:203-872-7686 Educational Playcare Manchester 452 Tolland Turnpike Manchester, CT 06042 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Mansfield 28 Wilbur Cross Way, Mansfield, CT 06269 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Newtown 2 Saw Mill Road, Newtown, CT 06470 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare Oxford 290 Oxford Road, Oxford, CT 06478 230-872-7686   Educational Playcare Simsbury 1 St. John’s Place, Simsbury, CT 06070 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Trumbull 111 Merritt Blvd Trumbull, CT 06611 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare Wallingford 15 North Plains Industrial Road, Wallingford, CT 06492 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare West Hartford on Fennway 5 Fennway, West Hartford, CT 06119 Phone: 860-232-5038   Educational Playcare West Hartford on Park 389 Park Road, West Hartford, CT 06119 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Windsor (Day Hill Village Plaza) 555 Day Hill Road Windsor, CT 06095 Phone:860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Windsor-West (Day Hill Business Park) 1045 Day Hill Road Windsor, CT 06095 Phone: 860-580-5353

  • New Era Gymnastics

    Gymnastics Camp We have a summer camp program certified by the State of CT.  Gymnastics and Ninja Warrior Camps, indoor games, outdoor games, outdoor water play, in-house field trip, icecream sundaes and much more.  We also run vacation camps.  Click the button above for more info.  Summer Registration Begins on March 13th BOYS’ CLASSES Kindergarten Age & up New Era has 3 levels of classes that are separated by age and ability.  We strive to increase your sons’ strength, coordination, agility and confidence.  Gymnastics leads to greater success in all other sports. Click the Read More button to see a description of the levels. PRE-SCHOOL CLASSES Ages 3.0 – 4.9 New Era 3’s and 4’s:  At this age, gymnasts must enter the gym by themselves and should be potty trained.  Parents areable to see the class from the viewing area. “Mom” & Me Classes Ages 21 months – 3 years “Mom” n Me classes are for children 21 months to 3.0 years of age, although if they still require the presence of an adult, then are are still welcome in this class after they turn 3.  Click the Read More button to see a full description. TUMBLING CLASSES Ages 6 & up Tumbling is for the gymnast who does not want to train on the equipment. Only floor skills are taught.  Perfect for the cheerleader or acro athlete GIRLS’ A/S CLASSES Kindergarten Age & up New Era has 6 Levels of classes.  After completion of those levels, your daughter will be asked to join our team program Boys’ and Girls’ Team Programs New Era has both a Boys and a Girls team program which are both very successful and has gymnasts that compete up to a National Level.  Team is by acceptance only.  We also have Pre-teams for both which are by invitation only.  We have approximately 40 Boys on Team and 70 Girls on Team.  Gymnastics Birthday Parties    New Era Gymnastics offers a great alternative to home birthday parties.  This means FUN for all the kids and less work for you. All Gymnastics parties are done on Sundays at 10:00 – 11:40, 12:00 – 1:40, 2:00 – 3:40 or 4:00 – 5:40.   Parties book up quickly so please book your party well in advance. The minimum age for a Gymnastics Party is three years old.  For Gymnastics parties, no children under the age of two years or over the age of 12 will be allowed in the gym for safety reasons.  All children four years of age or under should be accompanied by an adult into the gym if they are not willing to enter on their own.  The party parents are allowed to enter the matted area to take pictures or videos.        We will call on the Thursday before the party to get your final count.  Payment will occur after the party.        The instructors will take full charge of the activities.  After the hour in the gym, you have 40 minutes for food and cake.  We will help you set up, serve and clean up, Read more [...]

  • Riverbrook Regional Y Gymnastics Training Center (Wilton, CT)

      2018 SUMMER AT THE GYMNASTICS CENTER> Tiny Tumblers (parent/child class) One or two coaches lead while parents interact with their children and teach them development skills utilizing all our equipment. An obstacle course is set up and toddlers learn very basic gymnastics skills, including rolls, jumps and balance. Rollers 2.5 – 3.5 years old Your little one will develop independence in this 45 minute class, while participating in games, songs, running, jumping, and increasing hand-eye coordination. Your child will learn a variety of developmentally appropriate gymnastics skills in a safe, kid-friendly, environment. After the first class we encourage you to drop off but the choice is yours. Flippers 3.5 – 4.5 A little older than the Rollers, these students are starting to know the ropes and are ready to move on to bigger and better things. Although the skill differences are sometimes tough to see, it is the listening and directional skills that provide for a more advanced learning experience. As guided free play will start this class, many of the same gymnastics skills and concepts from previous level classes are used but enhanced, improved upon and perfected. Instructors will be working on the proper mechanics of rolling forward and backward, handstands, beginner cartwheels as well and the basic fundamentals on bars vault and beam. This class is also 45 minutes long. Twisters 4.5 – 5 years old In this 45 minute class we still have a guided free play. We will work on the fundamentals of gymnastics, correcting their form and technique. Your child will learn to develop and advance their gymnastics talents. This class is a step in to the world of gymnastics. Here they will challenge themselves to be stronger mentally and physically, more flexible and more determined! Kindergarten 5.5 – 6 years old(must be in Kindergarten) This 45 minute class is more structured and teaches the basic gymnastics skills. A more advanced level from the Twisters class. This class will have a dedicated stretch time and a minimal free play. An introduction to progressive gymnastics focusing on introducing the 4 events, Floors, Bar, Beam and vault. Progressive gymnastics for ages 6–10 An hour long class that teaches the basic skills used in gymnastics in a fun and safe manner. Improving natural abilities of new and previously learned skills in an intimate group of children at the same ability level. Your child can learn easily, no matter what his/her ability is! Cartwheels, forward & backward rolls, donkey kicks, and bridges are some of the fun, basic gymnastics skills that your child will learn. Skills on the bars, beam, and vault will also be introduced. Your child will learn a variety of developmentally appropriate gymnastics skills in a safe, kid-friendly, environment. Pre-Team Gymnastics This program is for girls who are expressing a serious interest in gymnastics. Gymnasts entering this program should have some prior experience and will be evaluated by the coaching staff. Required skill include handstand, cartwheel, back bend and splits. Note: Participants must be Full Read more [...]

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    ID Tech Camps

    iD Tech summer courses are inclusive of every skill level and learning style. Tech-savvy instructors teach curriculum in small groups of just 8 students per instructor—guaranteed—so both beginners and advanced students can learn at the perfect pace. Campers make new friends, learn foundational STEM skills, and enjoy long-term benefits that extend beyond school, college, and future careers. Weeklong day and overnight summer programs are held at Fairfield University, Western Connecticut State, Southern Connecticut State, Trinity College, Wesleyan University, and Yale. Join us this summer to see why 275,000 camp alumni can’t stop talking about iD Tech summer programs. Visit us online at https://www.idtech.com/locations/connecticut-summer-camps/ to find camps near you. Join us as we inspire the makers of tomorrow.

  • YMCA Camp Mahackeno (Westport , CT)

      CAMP MAHACKENO   YMCA Camp Mahackeno is a co-ed summer camp for campers in grades K-10th that offers a traditional camp experience. Our campers enjoy swimming, canoeing, theater, Arts & Crafts, archery, a zip line and many other fun camp activities. Mahackeno is located on the Westport Weston Family YMCA campus alongside the Saugatuck River. We are excited to announce that Camp Mahackeno became accredited by the American Camping Association. ACA Accreditation is awarded to camps that have voluntarily worked to meet a series of standards relating to health and safety, staff development and program quality. We are proud to have received this accreditation and how it represents the hard work of our staff and our commitment to running a quality camp for our campers and families. Camp Mahackeno offers a day camp experience that is sure to keep your child wide-eyed and laughing all summer long. Camp Brochure Enjoy swimming, canoeing, arts & crafts, sing-a-longs, archery, nature, sports activities and so much more at our beautiful, 32-acre Mahackeno property along the banks of the Saugatuck River and Lees Pond. Founded in 1938 as a “stay at home camp” for boys, the property remains a rustic and inviting place. It is full of fun and discovery, as be fits its original role three centuries ago, as a summer lodge and hunting grounds for a Native American chief and his tribe. Generations of local kids have called Camp Mahackeno “home” for the summer, gaining new friends, skills and confidence while enjoying summertime pleasures that make memories for a lifetime. If you have any questions about camp, please contact Meg George, Camp & Family Services Director, at 203-226-8981 or mgeorge@westporty.org. Camp Registration Information Registration Dates: Returning camper and family registration has begun. New camper registration begins February 5th. Camp Mahackeno Brochure 2018 Mahackeno Registration Packet 2018 Mahackeno Afternoon Registration Mahackeno Parent Handbook     Our Facility Pond for canoeing & fishing Heated outdoor swimming pool Sport fields and ball courts Two open-air pavilions Beck Lodge with locker rooms and arts and crafts area LOGS amphitheater (Lots Of Good Stuff) Archery range Zip line Low Ropes Course Licensed by the State of Connecticut Camp Activities Camp specialty areas are run by staff who have experience in the area and are able to help our campers develop new skills and have fun. Activities at Mahackeno include: Swimming Canoeing Arts and Crafts Archery (grade 3+) Zip line (grade 3+) Low Ropes (grade 2+) Sports Nature and Outdoor Living lessons Performing Arts Games Special Events  

  • Woodcock Nature Center

    Woodcock has been a source of environmental and nature education since 1972. The staff, which includes three full-time educators, work with local youth to teach and develop programming designed to instill a love and respect for nature. They work with the local protected wildlife to serve as a resource for educating the community about our natural surroundings through public outreach, school field trips and visits, on-site birthday parties  and our extremely popular summer camp! Host your child’s next birthday party at Woodcock Nature Center where learning is natural!     Little Forest Folk  Little Forest Folk is a nature based program for children ages 3.5 – 5 years old offered by the Woodcock Nature Center in Wilton, CT. The nature center has 149 acres of woodland forests, swamps, streams, and a large pond. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9:00am – 12:30pm    September to June Applications for the 2019-20 year open in January 2019! Stay tuned for more info. Into the Forest Ages 3-5 with a caregiver A connection to nature plays a crucial role in a child’s development. Into the Forest brings children (and their caregivers) into nature to help build confidence, obtain basic wilderness skills and most importantly, allow them to get dirty and have fun! After-School Programs Woodland Explorers K – 2nd grade  Investigate and find wonder in the natural world! Through hiking, animal encounters, art, nature activities and more, we’ll discover who shares this earth with us, the important roles they play and how we impact our environment (and we might get a little dirty!). Woodland Navigators 3rd-5th grade Spend the afternoon with educator Sam Nunes and explore our preserve! We will focus a lot on how our actions impact our surroundings, and how we can develop a better relationship with the environment. Kids will participate in dam building, aging trees, learning how to use a compass, using colors and objects in nature to create art, and setting up cameras with a GoPro to see if we can capture any local wildlife on camera! Uncharted Woodcock 6th-8th grade Ever wonder what’s beyond the trails at Woodcock? Find out as we journey into uncharted territory on Woodcock’s 149-acre preserve! Be prepared to don some waders and venture into our swamp off the boardwalk. We’ll build observational skills by looking for wildlife beyond our trails through tracking and search for hidden biodiversity. All of this will be recorded in nature journals we create on the first day! Students are urged to wear appropriate clothing and hiking boots and bring a reusable water bottle and snack. Nighttime Wonders 3rd-5th grade Spend some time in the woods AFTER DARK! This popular program for 3rd-5th graders includes a nighttime hike, animal encounters, fireside treats and unlimited fun. Nature Painting 6th-8th grade Join artist and educator Sarah Breznen for an outdoor oil painting course. Participants will learn the basics of oil painting, and how to see space, form, and color in the surrounding landscape. Painting will take place along the pond and wooded trails. During inclement Read more [...]

  • Discovery Museum and Planetarium

    Spark new insights. Widen your world. Exhibits at the Discovery Museum are designed for hands-on interaction and learning. Challenge yourself to complete engineering dares and double-dares in our brand new Dare to Discover exhibit, shoot hoops and test the aerodynamics of a paper airplane in Get Physical!, explore the wonders of outer space in our space galleries, test your climbing prowess in our Adventure Science exhibit, and more! Click here  to explore our current exhibits. Summer is for exploration! Each summer, Discovery Museum welcomes kids from Kindergarten to Grade 9 for interactive STEM learning adventures that explore a wide array of topics. Click here for a printable version of our summer brochure! Parties with unique hands-on activities are tons of fun! Discovery Birthday Parties feature themed adventures, take-home fun, and hands-on excitement, our birthday parties are always a blast! Parties are available for toddlers to teens. Discover hands-on, age-appropriate science fun for the most memorable birthday ever. Parties can be customized, and food/balloon/party packages are available. Museum members enjoy special discounts!

  • Whitby School Summer Camp

    Based in Greenwich, CT, Whitby School’s summer camp programs blend athletics with academics for a fun, engaging summer camp. This is not the average run-of-the-mill summer program with high school students for instructors and counselors. At Whitby, campers will spend the summer with professional athletic and academic instructors including high school coaches, former world champions and a Chess GrandMaster. We challenge you to find instructors this good for prices as low as ours.   Register online at whitbyschool.org/summer.   Academic and Athletic Enrichment Programs (6-11 years)   Campers will enjoy active mornings filled with activities including parkour, rock climbing, martial arts, soccer and other sports. Then they’ll spend the afternoon immersed in activities such as Rocketry, Chess, Minecraft, Art, 3D Printing, Science and GarageBand. (activities vary by week)   Explore the Program   Half day camp runs 9:00am – 11:55am, and full day camp runs 9:00am – 3:15pm. Weeklong sessions run June 26, July 10, 17 and 24. Cost of camp is $325 for a one week half day session, and $550 for a weeklong full day program.   Summer Early Childhood Programs (18 months – 5 years)   Whitby’s experienced Montessori teachers encourage independence and nurture each child’s innate desire to learn through our specialized summer camps. Campers are accompanied by two trained teachers and one teaching assistant within each group.   Throughout the program, children will discover science and nature as they engage in many different hands-on activities. They will also participate in story time with corresponding art projects, which will allow for concrete and exciting learning. In addition, there will be time each day for playing outdoors, participating in group games, dancing, singing, storytelling and observing the world.   Explore the Program   Half day sessions run from 9:00am – 11:45am. Sessions run June 26, July 3, 10, 17 and 24. Three, four and five week sessions available. ($1,260 for three weeks, $1,750 for four weeks, $2,160 for five weeks)   About Whitby School   Whitby School is an 18 month through Grade 8 private school in backcountry Greenwich serving students throughout Westchester and Fairfield County. Whitby is the only school triple accredited by the American Montessori Society (through Grade 2), the International Baccalaureate Organization and the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools. A Whitby education is about allowing students to define success on their own terms by inspiring their love of learning, broadening their sense of responsibility, developing their critical thinking skills and empowering them to take action in a global community.    

  • Trumbull Racquet Club

    Trumbull Racquet Club in Trumbull, Connecticut has set the standard of excellence for indoor tennis clubs. Our goal is simple. Provide our members with a fun and relaxed environment where they can hone their skills, get involved in tournaments, and have access to world-class instruction. Our programs are perfect for players of all levels and all ages. If you love tennis, Trumbull Racquet Club is the club for you. JUNIOR PROGRAM This is more than just tennis lessons, more in-depth than footwork drills, and more comprehensive than any other junior tennis program. We supplement our high level tennis instruction with simulated situations, games, and USTA tournament play that reinforce the skills being learned in training, ensuring substantial development of your child’s game. And included in all four Junior Tennis Packages is registration to our marquee event series, Play The Tour, which brings together all five of our tennis facilities for four themed tournaments in a fun and competitive atmosphere. SUMMER CAMP (AGES 5-17) Our tennis camp provides young players the opportunity to improve their tennis game, work hard, make new friends and have a lot of fun. Our accomplished pros have a passion for teaching kids and will help them take their game to the next level. TOURNAMENT TRAINING CENTER TTC encompasses all aspects of the game, placing emphasis on dedication, desire, discipline and teamwork.  Players in this program will be challenged to take their game to the next level by working on advanced stroke techniques in singles and doubles, footwork patterns and mental toughness. USTA JUNIOR TOURNAMENTS Trumbull Racquet Club is proud to be chosen as host facility for several USTA sanctioned junior tournaments scheduled from May to August 2016. Please see the USTA website or contact for more specific info on dates, age categories and other entry requirements. PRIVATE LESSONS Private and semi-private lessons, offered all year long, are the fastest way to fine tune technique and see improvement in your game. Spend time working on what you need, whether that be basic technique, grip changes or advanced aspects of the game like footwork or strategy. You will love the results we can achieve.

  • Connecticut Dance Center

    Tamara Saari, artistic director of Connecticut Dance Center, LLC (CDC) brings her Nutcracker vision to life on December 15th. The Nutcracker is a celebration of the season’s joy and spirit with dancers from the school. Special guest performers include, Josue Jasmin, and CDC alumni Sophia Ciokajlo and Sebastian Martinez. Connecticut Dance Center, LLC (CDC) is a full-service studio offering dance classes for students of all ages in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, modern, street jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, partnering, acro, and conditioning. We bring New York City professionals to the Stamford area to offer our students experienced and professional teachers. Many of our teachers have extensive performing careers and/or hold advanced degrees in dance and teaching. At CDC, we strive to create a home where students of all ages and background can discover their passion for dance while challenging their technical skills. Come see why we were voted Moffly Media’s Best of the Gold Coast 3 years in a row! Now enrolling students for the Winter Trimester – call or email to register. “I have two daughters who dance at CDC, they are both there six days a week for many hours each day.  The excellent teaching staff, performance opportunities, outside workshops and exposure to the dance world are invaluable.  Most importantly, however, they have made life-long friends and truly feel that CDC is their second home and family  “I have two daughters who dance at CDC, they are both there six days a week for many hours each day.  The excellent teaching staff, performance opportunities, outside workshops and exposure to the dance world are invaluable.  Most importantly, however, they have made life-long friends and truly feel that CDC is their second home and family.”                                                      – CDC Parent        

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    Educational Playcare Madison

    Locations throughout CT!   Educational Playcare provides full and part-time educational childcare programs and summer camp for children from 6 weeks to 12 years old. We are proud of our reputation as the provider of the highest-quality childcare, nursery school, and preschool programs for children that can be found anywhere. We’ve maintained our high standards with the quality control that comes from being small and owner operated. Despite our relatively small size, we are still able to offer all of the benefits of the large “corporate” daycares and more! Our mission is to provide the children in our care with the highest quality developmental and educational programs in a nurturing, safe, and supportive environment and to facilitate and enrich the childcare experience of our families.   Educational Playcare Programs Offered: Chickadees (Infants) Parrots (Young Toddlers) Flamingos (Older Toddlers) Bluebirds (Young Pre-Schoolers) Canaries (Older Pre-Schoolers) Owls (K-6) Summer Camp (3yrs-K) Summer Camp (K-6)   Contact Educational Playcare today and learn why we will be your preferred child care center. We have 19 convenient locations throughout Connecticut to serve you. We look forward to speaking with you and taking care of all of your childcare needs.   Educational Playcare Avon 144 Simsbury Road, Suite 7D, Avon, CT 06001 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Berlin 9 High Road, Berlin, CT 06037 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Cheshire 1430 Highland Avenue, Cheshire, CT 06410 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare East Hampton 140 East High Street, East Hampton, CT 06424 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Ellington 137 West Road Ellington, CT 06029 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Farmington 360 Colt Highway, Farmington, CT 06032 Phone:860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Glastonbury 1193 Hebron Avenue, Glastonbury, CT 06033 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Madison 563 Durham Road, Madison, CT 06443 Phone:203-872-7686 Educational Playcare Manchester 452 Tolland Turnpike Manchester, CT 06042 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Mansfield 28 Wilbur Cross Way, Mansfield, CT 06269 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Newtown 2 Saw Mill Road, Newtown, CT 06470 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare Oxford 290 Oxford Road, Oxford, CT 06478 230-872-7686   Educational Playcare Simsbury 1 St. John’s Place, Simsbury, CT 06070 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Trumbull 111 Merritt Blvd Trumbull, CT 06611 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare Wallingford 15 North Plains Industrial Road, Wallingford, CT 06492 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare West Hartford on Fennway 5 Fennway, West Hartford, CT 06119 Phone: 860-232-5038   Educational Playcare West Hartford on Park 389 Park Road, West Hartford, CT 06119 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Windsor (Day Hill Village Plaza) 555 Day Hill Road Windsor, CT 06095 Phone:860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Windsor-West (Day Hill Business Park) 1045 Day Hill Road Windsor, CT 06095 Phone: 860-580-5353

  • Ridgefield School of Dance

    The Ridgefield School of Dance is noted for its excellence and focus on technique, professional environment and commitment to small class size. The dance curriculum serves both the pre-professional student and the recreational dancer in Classical Ballet and Pointe. The Jazz and Modern Programs, including Lyrical, Contemporary, Tap and Musical Theater Dance are designed to address the levels of each student. Adult classes in Ballet, Tap, and NIA are also available. The school presents two performances each year; The Nutcracker in December and full-length classical ballets for the annual, year-end performance. Ballets in our repertoire include Alice in Wonderland, The Sleeping Beauty Ballet, Cinderella and Les Sylphides. Recent productions have also included selections from Paquita, Swan Lake and Romeo & Juliet. Summer programs include an Int / Adv and Advanced Ballet Intensives in June, Young Dancers’ Workshop and Summer Sprites in July and Intermediate and Advanced Jazz “Boot Camp” in August. These programs give dancers a chance to work on strengthening their technique in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical & Modern. Advanced students are encouraged to audition for summer programs throughout the country. Our dancers have been accepted to the Pacific North west Ballet, Joffrey and Bolshoi Intensive Summer Programs, Alvin Alley, Walnut Hill in Boston, Steps Summer Program in New York City, The American Academy of Dance in Purchase, NY and the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) Summer Intensive Programs – Pre-professional and recreational classes in ballet: 8 graded levels in classical ballet 4 levels in pointe – Jazz – Modern / Contemporary – Lyrical, Tap, Musical Theatre dance – Summer Dance – Adult Ballet, NIA and GPS (Grace, Posture and Strength)

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    Educational Playcare Glastonbury

    Locations throughout CT!   Educational Playcare provides full and part-time educational childcare programs and summer camp for children from 6 weeks to 12 years old. We are proud of our reputation as the provider of the highest-quality childcare, nursery school, and preschool programs for children that can be found anywhere. We’ve maintained our high standards with the quality control that comes from being small and owner operated. Despite our relatively small size, we are still able to offer all of the benefits of the large “corporate” daycares and more! Our mission is to provide the children in our care with the highest quality developmental and educational programs in a nurturing, safe, and supportive environment and to facilitate and enrich the childcare experience of our families.   Educational Playcare Programs Offered: Chickadees (Infants) Parrots (Young Toddlers) Flamingos (Older Toddlers) Bluebirds (Young Pre-Schoolers) Canaries (Older Pre-Schoolers) Owls (K-6) Summer Camp (3yrs-K) Summer Camp (K-6)   Contact Educational Playcare today and learn why we will be your preferred child care center. We have 19 convenient locations throughout Connecticut to serve you. We look forward to speaking with you and taking care of all of your childcare needs.   Educational Playcare Avon 144 Simsbury Road, Suite 7D, Avon, CT 06001 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Berlin 9 High Road, Berlin, CT 06037 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Cheshire 1430 Highland Avenue, Cheshire, CT 06410 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare East Hampton 140 East High Street, East Hampton, CT 06424 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Ellington 137 West Road Ellington, CT 06029 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Farmington 360 Colt Highway, Farmington, CT 06032 Phone:860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Glastonbury 1193 Hebron Avenue, Glastonbury, CT 06033 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Madison 563 Durham Road, Madison, CT 06443 Phone:203-872-7686 Educational Playcare Manchester 452 Tolland Turnpike Manchester, CT 06042 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Mansfield 28 Wilbur Cross Way, Mansfield, CT 06269 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Newtown 2 Saw Mill Road, Newtown, CT 06470 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare Oxford 290 Oxford Road, Oxford, CT 06478 230-872-7686   Educational Playcare Simsbury 1 St. John’s Place, Simsbury, CT 06070 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Trumbull 111 Merritt Blvd Trumbull, CT 06611 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare Wallingford 15 North Plains Industrial Road, Wallingford, CT 06492 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare West Hartford on Fennway 5 Fennway, West Hartford, CT 06119 Phone: 860-232-5038   Educational Playcare West Hartford on Park 389 Park Road, West Hartford, CT 06119 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Windsor (Day Hill Village Plaza) 555 Day Hill Road Windsor, CT 06095 Phone:860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Windsor-West (Day Hill Business Park) 1045 Day Hill Road Windsor, CT 06095 Phone: 860-580-5353

  • Imagine Nation A Museum Early Learning Center

    Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center has three levels of interactive museum studios design for children ages 2-8!   Imagine Nation Museum Early Learning Center is committed to the development of life-long learners.  Within an environment that inspires young children and families to imagine and investigate, our community supports the development of critical thinking, curiosity, creativity, confidence, and citizenship. Imagine Nation is home to a NAEYC accredited early learning school. We are a unique division of the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center.   Lunch and Ice Cream in the Soda Fountain Check out the Imagine Cafe for freshly made sandwiches, salads, and sweet treats like ice cream, milkshakes, and floats! Gift Shop  Visiting our gift shop does not require admission, and it’s a great place to shop for unique, educational toys and gifts! Imagine Nation Museum Members receive 10 % off their purchases every day! Birthday Parties Book your birthday party with us, we have packages available to make your party a special one! Party Time Slots (subject to availability): Saturdays: 11:00-12:00 pm, 1:00-2:00 pm, 3:00-4:00 pm Sundays (Jan-March): 11:00-12:00 pm, 1:00-2:00 pm, 3:00-4:00 pm Weekday times for parties may be coordinated with the Party Coordinator A $75 deposit is required at the time of your reservation & balance is due on the day of the party To check availability or to book your child’s birthday party, please contact Kim at (860) 540-3164 or by e-mail at birthdays@imaginemuseum.org  Please allow 24-48 hours for a return response. Also, please keep in mind that parties book quickly and reservations are accepted up to six months in advance!   Educational Field Trips  Self-Discovery Programs Enjoy a self-guided exploration of our 3 floors of over 20 interactive hands-on exhibits and activities. Admission for groups with 49 or fewer students is $9.50/student. Groups with 50 or more students discount admission is $9.00/student. We allow one free chaperone for every ten students. Additional adults are charged at the student rate. Scheduling Groups with 50 or less students can schedule visits on Wednesdays & Fridays 9:30-5:00. Groups with 50 or more students must be scheduled on Tuesdays 9:30-5:00. A deposit of $50.00 must be made prior to your visit in order to confirm your reservation. Final payment is expected at the time of your visit. A check payable to “Imagine Nation Museum” is preferred. Non-weather related cancellations must be made no later than 1 week prior to your trip. Contact Pamela Adams at 860.540.3165 for more information & to book a trip!   Hours Monday CLOSED  Tuesday CLOSED Wednesday 9:30am-5pm  Thursday 9:30am-5pm Friday 9:30am-5pm Saturday 9:30am-5pm  Sunday (Jan- March) 11am-5pm

  • Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center

    The Best Summer Ever awaits for your child at the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol! Our Camp is designed to enables and empower youth entering grades 1-8 in the fall to discover and develop their individual intellectual, social and physical potential in a safe and structured setting.   Engaging Themed Activity Weeks Interactive Field Trips Educational and Recreational Programs Caring, Professional Staff Licensed by State of CT OEC Morning and Afternoon Snack   Traditional Day (9am-5pm) $185/week Extended Day (6:30am-6pm) $205/week   Nine weeks of FUN starts on June 25th!

  • Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo

    Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is one of Connecticut’s top family attractions. Spend an hour, or the whole day and see more than 300 animals representing primarily North and South American species. COme learn about our many endangered and threatened species, which include the Amur (Siberian) tiger, Andean condor, Ocelot, Red wolf, Maned wolf, Giant Anteater and Golden lion tamarin. Grab a bite at the Peacock Cafe, enjoy an outdoor lunch in the Picnic Grove and take a ride on our colorful carousel! Zoo Patrol – If you love animals, the environment, and being outdoors, you’ll love Zoo Patrol: a week full of zoo keeper talks, behind-the-scenes tours, hands-on learning, games, crafts, and more!  Offered in week-long sessions in July and August. Birthday Parties – With more than 120 species of animals, a carousel, an indoor South American Rainforest, a New England Farmyard, and 52 beautiful acres in Beardsley Park, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is a fun and exciting place for a birthday party. The Zoo is available year-round for birthday parties General Admission  Adults (12 and older) $15 Children (3-11) $12 Seniors (62+) $11 Chldren Under 3  are FREE Open Daily 9-4 Carousel Open: Monday – Friday 10AM – 3PM Weekends and Holidays 9AM – 4PM

  • Candlewood Fencing

     Candlewood Fencing Center is the premier fencing academy in Connecticut. We are Connecticut’s oldest and most decorated fencing club, and we are so honored to have been ranked the highest in Connecticut by National Fencing Club Rankings’ list of “Best Fencing Clubs” last year! From our little Musketeers to our World Team Members, National Champions and many NCAA Recruits, we are dedicated to each individual that walks through our door. We offer personally tailored instruction for individuals and groups of all ages to ensure each student’s learning, growth and fun in a nurturing environment. Classes are offered for ages 4 and up! We have different options for membership and class packages and will help to ensure you select the right options and have the right equipment to get started!       We offer a 2 month introductory package to get you started and give you the time to work with us to choose the best option to continue on after that!  Birthday Parties! Looking for something different to do for your child’s birthday? Look no further! Birthday parties at Candlewood Fencing Center are an absolute blast! Parties run about 2 hours and include an hour of fencing instruction with one of our top level coaches, a 30 minute break to eat and party a little bit, and then the masks and gloves go back on so partygoers can test their skills against each other in real fencing matches!   Scout Troups and Pack Nights! Candlewood Fencing loves Scouts!!! We’d be happy to host your Troop or Pack’s night out with a 2 hour introduction to the sport of fencing! Kids (and parents) will learn some history of the sport, basic movements and techniques, play fencing related games and then suit up and fence against one another!   Homeschool Groups Candlewood Fencing proudly welcomes Homeschool groups! Whether you’re looking to fulfill the physical education requirement of your group or just looking to learn more about the wonderful sport of fencing, we’d love to work with you! We’re fully equipped, staffed and insured.       Summer Camp! Summer Camp at Candlewood Fencing Center is an absolute blast! 2019 Dates TBA soon!  there will be an end-of-camp tournament which is included in the cost for the week. Early drop-off and late pick-up is available at no extra charge. Fencers of all experience levels are welcome to attend, as we will split the campers up by both weapon and experience level. First time fencing? That’s great! We’ll jump start you with all the skills you need to get out there and have at it! Are you a more experienced fencer? Come and train with our National Point Holders and World Team Member Coaches! Campers will engage in physical training, mobility, fencing footwork, bladework, tactical drilling and free fencing as a group. Each student will receive private lessons from different coaches throughout the week.

  • Real Life Ninja Academy

    We present to you the 1st Real Life Ninja Academy.  A gym where the philosophies, programs, equipment, etc that we created at New Era Ninjas are being brought to other areas to share the incredible benefits of Ninja Warrior obstacle training.   Kids Classes: We offer classes for boys and girls ages 5 – 15 with  new obstacles every week!  Click link below for schedules, prices and registration. Register below for Winter semester. Camps: We have a Camp program certified by the State of CT in our Air-Conditioned facility at 850 Sherman Ave., Hamden (Building in the BACK).  Indoor games, outdoor games, arts & crafts, outdoor water play, obstacle course training, in-house field trips, ice-cream sundaes and much more.   Our camp programs are worth the money.  They are for children ages 6 (entering 1st Grade) up to 12 for both boys and girls. They are taught by our same professionally trained staff that teach your children during the year.  Your children will form bonds with other children and adults they will remember forever.   We have Full day camp (you bring a lunch) from 9:00 – 3:30.  Early drop off and late pick-up are available for an extra fee.  You may select any combination of weeks.  Just to further convince you, we have MULTI-WEEK DISCOUNTS and MULTI-CHILD DISCOUNTS (that will be manually entered after your registration is reviewed). Birthday Parties: Real Life Ninja Academy offers a great alternative to home birthday parties. This means FUN for all the kids and less work for you. Ninja parties are offered on Fridays at 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm and on Saturdays at 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm. Parties book up quickly so please book your party well in advance. Ninja parties start at 6 years old, but all guests must be at least 5 years old to participate and no older than 14. Sorry, no parents are allowed in the ninja area (on the mats) for safety reasons. There are bleachers and benches for your guests to watch from. We do allow the party parents to enter the matted area to take pictures and videos. During the 1st hour, your children will be challenged to fun obstacle course training with our professional ninja staff. After the hour in the gym, you have 40 minutes for food and cake. After the completion of the activities in the gym, NO ONE is allowed back in the ninja area. We will help you set up, serve and clean up, so you can just sit back and enjoy the party. You must supply the food, cake, drinks, and any other snacks you wish to bring. No Pinata’s are allowed, sorry. We can supply all paper goods, which are a generic white, or you may bring your own. We have plates, cups, napkins, forks and spoons available for your use. Presents should be brought home to be opened as there just isn’t enough time without shortening the gym time. Gratuities are not included in the cost of the party and can be Read more [...]

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    Brookfield Craft Center

    We invite you to be creative, and encourage you to learn and grow within our artistic community of talented faculty, inspired students and generous volunteers and supporters. Students can explore blacksmithing, bladesmithing, ceramics, fused glass, flameworking, jewelry making, woodturning, weaving and fiber arts. Other areas of special interest include business, marketing, and photography for artists; decorative arts; drawing and painting. Our Art Adventures Youth Program is a great alternative to full-day summer-long programs. Our small camp groups allow students to receive individual attention from the instructor in a warm, family-like atmosphere. We offer four one-week sessions with half-day and full-day options. Ages for camps are 6-16 unless otherwise noted in the camp description. Every class will have an experienced artist and an assistant to help the students learn basic skills in various craft mediums. Space is limited and classes fill quickly. Early sign up is encouraged. Classes will run: July 8 – 12, July 22 – 26, August 5 – 9, August 19 – 23 Each morning session is from 9:00–12:00pm. and each afternoon session is from 1:00–4:00pm. A lunchtime session is available for children staying on campus between the morning and afternoon sessions. Types of Classes Offered: Beads for Besties – Glass Bead Making Kaleidoscopes – Woodturning Tea for Two Pottery – Ceramics Littles and Looms – Fiber Art Blacksmith Basics – Forge Master’s and Me – Painting 3D Printing – Digital Studio and many more Open Studio Brookfield Craft Center is pleased to offer our students and members the opportunity to use our studios to hone their skills by working independently on personal or class projects. Each of our studios has scheduled times for monitored Open Studio hours. Students or members who have achieved an appropriate skill level to work independently are welcome to drop in and “pay at the door” or purchase session time online ahead of time at a discounted rate.

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    Landmark Preschool – Ridgefield

    RIDGEFIELD CAMPUS:   The Ridgefield campus, situated on 42 rolling acres, offers families outstanding teachers, superb facilities, and a newly renovated preschool wing. We believe that the most important years for developing skills and confidence takes place during the preschool and elementary school years, and it all starts with our nurturing and engaging Landmark Preschool program. We offer flexible schedules for children ages 1 – 5 and a comprehensive program for students up to grade 8 through our affiliate school, Ridgefield Academy. Our newly renovated preschool classrooms have been designed especially for children under the age of five in mind. Classrooms are spacious, open and full of natural light. A state of the art kitchen lab has been installed to offer students opportunities to learn math and science skills through cooking lessons, and a multi-purpose room allows students to enjoy gardening and art activities as well as drama and music instruction. Our program includes plenty of outdoor time as well as an age appropriate introduction to phonics, math, handwriting, and reading activities. Children also engage in specials such as music, art, gym, drama, cooking, science, library and French with our Specialist teachers. All of our classrooms are also equipped with Hatch SmartBoard TeachSmart systems to reinforce our monthly themes. Extended Care is available starting at 7:45 am for all students and until 4:00 pm for our Threes and Fours students. Students also have an opportunity to get involved in a number of enrichment clubs throughout the year. Just a mile over the New York border, our Ridgefield campus is conveniently located near Pound Ridge, Bedford, Katonah and all towns in northern Westchester and Fairfield County. Our affiliate school, Ridgefield Academy, offers a comprehensive program for students in Kindergarten through grade 8 on the same scenic campus.

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    Landmark Preschool

    Landmark Preschool is an independent day school serving children ages 1 – 5. Affiliated with Ridgefield Academy, Landmark has four campuses located in Bedford, NY (on the Village Green), Redding (Georgetown section), Ridgefield, and Westport. Landmark Preschool grew out of a belief that children benefit from a joyful introduction of learning. Our program embraces the whole child as we engage in purposeful learning experiences to support social, emotional, cognitive, and physiological development. We offer the kind of structure that gives children a sense of safety and security as they explore their world, with the flexibility that both encourages and empowers them to stretch themselves and develop as individuals. Our teachers are experts in early childhood education and development. We recognize that each child is unique. Our low student-to-teacher ratio allows our teachers to really get to know your child. The warm, personal connections help our teachers find the optimum way to support your child in all aspects of development during those all-important first five years. Landmark Preschool is accredited by Connecticut Association of Independent Schools.

  • Action Arts

    Art: Fun art classes for kids. Kids will draw out their ideas based on that week’s subject, then they will paint their sketch using their own imagination. Different mediums will be utilized through out the session, including canvas, watercolor, or a collage. Colorful Palette and Creative Creations:  In this class, young artists will learn about mixing colors. They will create a beautiful painting on canvas, paint a watercolor, make wooden animals, will work with oil pastels, colored pencils, sharpies, clay, tempera and acrylic paints. Karen’s CreationsKaren’s Creations: Kids will learn by doing a variety of art projects while learning elements of each art. This session will include many unusual projects, including canvas, watercolor, stained glass, collage, paper mache, wooden sculptures, and paper mache Mexican Oxance style animals. Fun Fridays Come and learn all about art, from painting on canvas to watercolor scenes and clay. They learn warm and cool colors, canvas, collage, paper mache, watercolor and more. Join us for the best time ever! Saturday Workshops This is a great class for siblings to create together. In each class young artists learn about famous artists and create masterpieces in the style of the artist using the same color palette (Picasso’s Bridge, Van Gogh’s Sunflower for example). Little Picasso’s preschool Young artists learn the basics of art, will paint on canvas, paint with watercolor, work with clay, and do a collage. We teach about the color wheel and mixing colors, primary and complementary colors plus tints and shades, warm and cool colors, and more. Each week we have a subject such as farm animals. With animals, we go over their biggest feature. We show many samples and examples so kids have an idea to get their imaginations going. They use their imagination to draw and create their art.

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    Educational Playcare

    Locations throughout CT!   Educational Playcare provides full and part-time educational childcare programs and summer camp for children from 6 weeks to 12 years old. We are proud of our reputation as the provider of the highest-quality childcare, nursery school, and preschool programs for children that can be found anywhere. We’ve maintained our high standards with the quality control that comes from being small and owner operated. Despite our relatively small size, we are still able to offer all of the benefits of the large “corporate” daycares and more! Our mission is to provide the children in our care with the highest quality developmental and educational programs in a nurturing, safe, and supportive environment and to facilitate and enrich the childcare experience of our families.   Educational Playcare Programs Offered: Chickadees (Infants) Parrots (Young Toddlers) Flamingos (Older Toddlers) Bluebirds (Young Pre-Schoolers) Canaries (Older Pre-Schoolers) Owls (K-6) Summer Camp (3yrs-K) Summer Camp (K-6)   Contact Educational Playcare today and learn why we will be your preferred child care center. We have 19 convenient locations throughout Connecticut to serve you. We look forward to speaking with you and taking care of all of your childcare needs.   Educational Playcare Avon 144 Simsbury Road, Suite 7D, Avon, CT 06001 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Berlin 9 High Road, Berlin, CT 06037 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Cheshire 1430 Highland Avenue, Cheshire, CT 06410 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare East Hampton 140 East High Street, East Hampton, CT 06424 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Ellington 137 West Road Ellington, CT 06029 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Farmington 360 Colt Highway, Farmington, CT 06032 Phone:860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Glastonbury 1193 Hebron Avenue, Glastonbury, CT 06033 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Madison 563 Durham Road, Madison, CT 06443 Phone:203-872-7686 Educational Playcare Manchester 452 Tolland Turnpike Manchester, CT 06042 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Mansfield 28 Wilbur Cross Way, Mansfield, CT 06269 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Newtown 2 Saw Mill Road, Newtown, CT 06470 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare Oxford 290 Oxford Road, Oxford, CT 06478 230-872-7686   Educational Playcare Simsbury 1 St. John’s Place, Simsbury, CT 06070 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Trumbull 111 Merritt Blvd Trumbull, CT 06611 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare Wallingford 15 North Plains Industrial Road, Wallingford, CT 06492 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare West Hartford on Fennway 5 Fennway, West Hartford, CT 06119 Phone: 860-232-5038   Educational Playcare West Hartford on Park 389 Park Road, West Hartford, CT 06119 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Windsor (Day Hill Village Plaza) 555 Day Hill Road Windsor, CT 06095 Phone:860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Windsor-West (Day Hill Business Park) 1045 Day Hill Road Windsor, CT 06095 Phone: 860-580-5353

  • Ridgefield Academy

    The most impressionable years of a child’s educational experience happen at the Preschool through Grade 8 level. At Ridgefield Academy, we know this age group best. Ridgefield Academy is committed to providing a program that gives students a core foundation in math, language arts, history, science, world language, and public speaking that is complemented by a wide range of additional curricular activities in athletics, the arts, and community service. RA empowers every child to realize his or her unique potential by bringing together academic excellence, inspiring faculty, innovative programming, and a diverse, supportive community. Offerings Academic Classes, The Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning, Service Learning/Community Service, Summer Camps, a diverse selection of afterschool enrichment clubs  Academics math, language arts, history, science, world language, visual arts(drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, journaling, bookmaking, Art History, and Art Appreciation), performing arts(drama, music), digital arts, public speaking Sports: Boys/Girls Soccer Co-ed Cross Country Girls Field Hockey Wrestling Volleyball Boys/Girls Basketball Dance Winter Fitness Fencing Yoga Boys Baseball Girls Softball Boys/Girls Lacrosse Co-ed Cross Country     State of the School , October 2018 from Ridgefield Academy on Vimeo.

  • Summer Dance Programs – Westport Weston Family YMCA (Westport, CT)

    Summer Dance Programs The Y’s Dance Center’s year revolves around two semesters, Fall and Winter/Spring, culminating in an end-of-year performance each June. But the fun doesn’t stop after the Spring Recital! The Dance Center conducts a number of camps and clinics throughout the summer, including the popular Princess Dance Camp, which gives little dancers ages 3 to 5 the chance to leap and twirl through the basics of ballet and tap. There’s a new princess to follow each day, who helps the other teachers show these little princesses in pink the elements of ballet and tap warm-ups, taught in a developmentally appropriate way (as in, “stomp that spider!” to get those tap shoes clacking…) *There is no membership required for summer dance camps unless otherwise stated. *All camp prices are $220.   SUMMER 2018 DANCE CAMPS Registration is opening soon! Dance all summer long at one of our special week-long dance camps. Here are descriptions of the offerings:   V.I.P. (VERY IMPORTANT PRINCES & PRINCESSES) (AGES 4-6) Campers will learn basic ballet steps and dance to all their fairy tale favorites! They will decorate wands and crowns and have fun creating their own “Prince and Princess” costumes. The V.I.P.s will perform a special dance number for family and friends on the last day of camp. June 25-June 29 Monday-Friday 12:30-2:00pm TUTUS & TIARAS (AGES 3-5) This camp will be filled with activities, crafts. Campers will work each day on an item that will create a beautiful costume to perform in at the end of the week. On Friday, there will be an “End of Camp” party with a performance by your dancer to showcase everything they have worked on. July 9-13 Monday-Friday 12:30-2:00pm CONTEMPORARY (AGES 7-10) Introduction to the basic skills and terminology of Modern/Jazz dance that make up the contemporary style. Focus on control, center, breathing, balance, strength, and musicality. July 23-27 Monday-Friday 12:30-2:00pm PRINCESS DANCE CAMP (AGES 3-5) Which gives little dancers ages 3 to 5 the chance to leap and twirl through the basics of ballet and tap. There’s a new princess to follow each day, who helps the other teachers show these little princesses in pink the elements of ballet and tap warm-ups, taught in a developmentally appropriate way. July 30-August 3 Monday-Friday 12:30-2:00pm PRINCESS DANCE CAMP X2 (AGES 3-5) This class is designed to offer a gentle introduction to dance with a focus on imagination and creative movement. This creative Ballet class allows our littlest dancers to take their first steps into the beautiful world that is dance. August 13-August 17 Monday-Friday 12:30-2:00pm COMPANY INTENSIVE For current Family YMCA Dance Company members. Membership is required. Kinder, Mini & Petite Company August 6-10 Monday-Friday 1:00-2:30pm Junior & Teen Company August 6-10 Monday-Friday 2:30-4pm To register for any of our Dance camps, please click on this link.

  • Camp Awosting

    Camp Awosting is a traditional sleepaway camp for boys ages 6-16 on Bantam Lake in Connecticut offering 2, 4, and 8 week sessions! Founded in 1900 and run by the Ebner family for over 60 years, Awosting is a traditional summer camp full of happy campers, mature, experienced and safety-conscious staff, and activities practically guaranteed to make a boy’s summer more fun! Camp Awosting boasts a beautiful lakeside setting on Bantam Lake in the rolling hills of Connecticut. Campers stay in one of 16 cabins on the premises. At least two counselors live in each cabin with the campers. Life at Awosting is informal and friendly. We believe it is a good thing to have some experience in all camp activities. Therefore, every camper is introduced to every activity during the morning instructional program. In the afternoon elective periods, the boys choose the activities they enjoy most or want to try – maybe even for the first time. Awosting from Awosting on Vimeo.

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    Educational Playcare Manchester

    Locations throughout CT!   Educational Playcare provides full and part-time educational childcare programs and summer camp for children from 6 weeks to 12 years old. We are proud of our reputation as the provider of the highest-quality childcare, nursery school, and preschool programs for children that can be found anywhere. We’ve maintained our high standards with the quality control that comes from being small and owner operated. Despite our relatively small size, we are still able to offer all of the benefits of the large “corporate” daycares and more! Our mission is to provide the children in our care with the highest quality developmental and educational programs in a nurturing, safe, and supportive environment and to facilitate and enrich the childcare experience of our families.   Educational Playcare Programs Offered: Chickadees (Infants) Parrots (Young Toddlers) Flamingos (Older Toddlers) Bluebirds (Young Pre-Schoolers) Canaries (Older Pre-Schoolers) Owls (K-6) Summer Camp (3yrs-K) Summer Camp (K-6)   Contact Educational Playcare today and learn why we will be your preferred child care center. We have 19 convenient locations throughout Connecticut to serve you. We look forward to speaking with you and taking care of all of your childcare needs.   Educational Playcare Avon 144 Simsbury Road, Suite 7D, Avon, CT 06001 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Berlin 9 High Road, Berlin, CT 06037 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Cheshire 1430 Highland Avenue, Cheshire, CT 06410 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare East Hampton 140 East High Street, East Hampton, CT 06424 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Ellington 137 West Road Ellington, CT 06029 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Farmington 360 Colt Highway, Farmington, CT 06032 Phone:860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Glastonbury 1193 Hebron Avenue, Glastonbury, CT 06033 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Madison 563 Durham Road, Madison, CT 06443 Phone:203-872-7686 Educational Playcare Manchester 452 Tolland Turnpike Manchester, CT 06042 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Mansfield 28 Wilbur Cross Way, Mansfield, CT 06269 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Newtown 2 Saw Mill Road, Newtown, CT 06470 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare Oxford 290 Oxford Road, Oxford, CT 06478 230-872-7686   Educational Playcare Simsbury 1 St. John’s Place, Simsbury, CT 06070 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Trumbull 111 Merritt Blvd Trumbull, CT 06611 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare Wallingford 15 North Plains Industrial Road, Wallingford, CT 06492 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare West Hartford on Fennway 5 Fennway, West Hartford, CT 06119 Phone: 860-232-5038   Educational Playcare West Hartford on Park 389 Park Road, West Hartford, CT 06119 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Windsor (Day Hill Village Plaza) 555 Day Hill Road Windsor, CT 06095 Phone:860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Windsor-West (Day Hill Business Park) 1045 Day Hill Road Windsor, CT 06095 Phone: 860-580-5353

  • The Storyteller’s Cottage

    The Storyteller’s Cottage is a portal to travel into all of your favorite books!  From Harry Potter, to Percy Jackson, to Spy School and more, leap into a fantasy world and become a character in places you’ve only dreamed about.   Our immersive fantasy day camps combine themed games, crafts, costuming, foods & creative projects in our elaborately detailed literary spaces, including a medieval castle room located behind a secret door in a bookcase, a magical common room that includes a familiar cupboard under the stairs, and even a Victorian steampunk library complete with mechanical octopus.  Whatever literary location you’ve always wanted to visit, we’ve got the room that will make you feel right at home!   Spend a week with us this summer absorbed in another world.  Camps meet every day from 9:00am – 4:00pm (except July 4).   July 1 – 5: Harry Potter Camp July 8 – 12: Fantasy Dungeons & Dragons Camp July 15 – 19: Code Breakers Camp July 22 – 26: The Lady is a Spy Camp July 29 – Aug 2: Camp Half Blood August 5 – 9: Visual Storytelling Camp August 12 – 16: Get Published (Mini NaNoWriMo Camp) ALL THE DETAILS: HARRY POTTER CAMP: Spend a week at Hogwarts! Bring your wand, wear your house colors, and take classes from a range of visiting professors in all your favorite subjects, including Potions, Charms, Transfiguration, Alchemy, History of Magic, Care of Magical Creatures, Defense Against the Dark Arts, and more. Enjoy book discussions, scientific experiments, crafts & costuming, cooking, and even learn magic from a real magician! We’ll make chocolate frogs, drink butterbeer, play Quiddich, and even take a field trip to Hogsmeade. Bring your own lunch; we’ll provide snacks. (Two groups available for ages 6 – 9 and 10 – 13) Cost: $200 (no meeting 7/4) REGISTER D&D CAMP: Were you born in the wrong era? Are you really a knight, or a mage, or a bard, or an elf at heart? Spend a week immersed in a land of fantasy … create a clever and powerful character and spend your mornings crafting amazing costuming and accessories for it (like wings, horns, armor, weapons and more), then spend the afternoon playing Dungeons & Dragons as that character! Bring your own lunch; we’ll provide snacks. (Ages 10 – 16 — We’ll divide the group by age to play in different D&D campaigns) ​Cost: $250 REGISTER CODE BREAKERS CAMP: Are you a fan of exciting problem-solving books like the Mysterious Benedict Society, Book Scavenger, Mr Lemoncello’s Library, Greenglass House and 39 Clues? Spend the week learning to break every kind of code there is! We’ll play all three of our mystery rooms, then build our own room from scratch. Bring your own lunch; we’ll provide snacks. (Ages 7 – 11) ​​Cost: $250 REGISTER THE LADY IS A SPY CAMP: Do you love the idea of transforming yourself into a strong, confident agent who can handle herself in any situation? Spend the week with us learning all the skills a lady spy will need, including Read more [...]

  • Arts For Learning Connecticut

    Our Offerings: Why choose Arts for Learning Connecticut for your arts in education programming? High quality artists in all the arts disciplines Over 30 years of Excellent Customer Service Arts programming that connects directly to curriculum Creative Arts Learning programs for Boys & Girls Clubs, Girl and Boy Scouts, Community Centers Family Programming that features learning for the whole family Creative Arts Learning performances and workshops for Elder Learning Engaging Teacher Professional Development that connects the arts to classroom learning PROGRAMMING WHAT WE DO ” Reforming education is rightly seen as one of the biggest challenges of our times.  In my view, reform is not enough: the real challenge is to transform education from a 19th century industrial model into a 21st century process based on different principles.” – Sir Ken Robinson Arts For Learning Connecticut engages learners of all ages and abilities in the 21st Century Learning Skills of creativity, collaboration, and communication through: arts integration in school residencies, after school programs,  and sequential learning opportunities in the arts workshops that provide direct experiences in the arts performances that provide an understanding of cultures and art forms that connect to various aspects of the curriculum professional development workshops for teachers and artists in arts integration, positive behavior development, and in providing arts experiences of people with different abilities. Whether it be a residency or performance, our Signature Core Services of experiencing the art form, understanding the art form, creatingin the art form, and connecting the art form to other areas of life will be apparent to all participants. To design your arts learning experience please contact our Associate Director, Mike Kachuba at 203-230-8101 ext. 15 or via email, mkachuba@aflct.org To schedule a performance, workshop or residency please contact Loraine Brown, Program Manager at 203-230-8101 ext. 10 or via email, lbrown@aflct.org PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHERS Arts For Learning Teaching Artists  are available to present professional development workshops for teachers of pre-K through college.  They are available for team building workshops as well to help your staff be the best they can be! Among topics that can be addressed are: Arts Integration in the Curriculum Positive School Climate Initiatives Using Universal Design for Learning UDL in your classroom to reach all learners Arts and the SRBI’s Teaching Science Through Dance Making Literacy Connections Through the Arts Teaching Math Through Music The Game: Strategies for Team Building and Problem Solving Developing Literacy Skills through Song Writing Other Topics designed for your needs Please contact:  Mike Kachuba, Arts For Learning,  Education Manager,  203-230-8101 ext. 15  or mkachuba@aflct.org  to create a professional development workshop that teachers will find meaningful, applicable to their work, interactive and fun.  Workshops can be designed in two hour, three hour, four hour, or six hour blocks.

  • Arts in CT

    Summer Camp 2018 New Haven-Milford Locations  Create Your Own Experience Class options: 9am-12pm, 12PM-3PM, Full Day-9am-3pm Summer Theater  We have three streams of summer camps: Weekly Arts Camps, Musical Theater Camp and Dance Camp It includes four classes (music, theater, art, dance (jazz, tap and ballet) for the campers- both indoor and outdoor and varies in level and age group.  Sign up now because space is limited, so be sure to reserve yours today! Registration: Now    Art Classes Edible Art Is one of our newest and hottest classes! Professional bakers and chefs throughout the state will be teaching classes in several different venues. Giving the basic tips and creative designs for your tables for the holidays and more!   Painting Class K Bright-Painting/Drawing-Wed@4pm-5pm (kids) K Bright-Teens-5pm-6pm K Bright-Adults-6pm-7pm Come and learn how to create your favorite master pieces using your own design inspired by an object or person or join us for a 2 hr guided paint night. A professional artist will guide the class in a two hour fun filled class. Book a Paint Party! We have painting classes for all ages.     Cartoon Art Class K Bright-Wed @4pm-5pm (kids) Teach students how draw and use certain images, to create a specific feeling within a cartoon. Students learn techniques for using simple pictures accompanied by well-chosen words to create meaning for the reader. They study comic books, comic strips and graphic novels to determine how cartoon communication works.     Mommy, Daddy and Me Come join us as we bond together to create a world of color, creativity, and expression. In this class,  the child will have the freedom to express their individuality.   Dance   We offer dance classes from toddlers to teens in a variety of formats including : Ballet, Creative Dance, Contemporary/Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop, Praise Dance, Music Theater Dance, Tap, and Lyrical Dance! Contact us or check our website for class schedules and availability.    Music Lesson   We offer Private Instruction for Piano, Guitar, Voice , Percussion, Woodwinds, Violin(Strings), recorders and Brass. We also Offer Choir options for kids of all ages Choir (Tiny Tots/Big Kids/A Capella/Show Choir)   Theater Tiny Tot Theater Ages 2-5 Join us as we explore a musical and theatrical world. Your child will act, sing, dance and work with other students in the class to recreate a frosty paradise! Workshop classes meet at the Arts in CT. Sign up is open now and space is limited, so be sure to reserve yours today! Teen Theater Ages 12-18 Teen Theater focus on the issues that teens face today and they enact plays that will help heal and transform lives of teens. Join us for a trail of emotions from our explosive team of professionals artists as they work with teen theater. Children’s Theater Ages 5-12 We will teach you from soup to nuts! Teaching children the proper stage, vocal, and dance techniques of what it takes to be a star! All newbies and Broadway Bound stars are welcome. The ABC 101 Class Read more [...]

  • High Meadow Day Camp

    Learning to take risks is an important part of growth and development. High Meadow provides a safe, comfortable environment for children to take that extra step toward making them more confident.  At High Meadow Day Camp, the daily schedule is structured and supervised – but most importantly – FUN!   For 8 weeks, our campers succeed in blending fun and learning, and we are committed to ensuring that the children come away from camp with lasting friendships, memories of good times, and a sense of pride in the challenges they’ve met and the goals they’ve achieved.  High Meadow’s excellent rate of camper return from year to year is proof that our programs are appealing to both children and parents.   Visit our website for more information on our camp programs –  and check out our FaceBook to see what fun your children could be having!

  • Center Stage Theatre

    Kids have fun at Center Stage while learning to become dynamic performers! For more than four decades, the Scarpa family has been at the forefront of theatre education. Here at Center Stage, children and teens grow as performers and as people – and have a great time in the process! Education Director Gina Scarpa coordinates a number programs and activities that includes summer theatre camp, theatre classes throughout the year, our annual Teen Musical Theatre Workshop production for teens, Musical Theatre Workshop Jr., and private instruction in voice and performance.   For more information please contact us at info@centerstageshelton.org or at (203) 225-6079 

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    Food Explorers

    I am passionate about providing children with knowledge about health and nutrition, empowering them to make their own healthy choices.  As a Registered Dietitian, I have extensive knowledge of childhood nutrition. The Food Explorers program introduces children to healthy eating, through hands-on activities, games, and child-friendly cooking lessons. The Food Explorers program is perfect for children of all ages and can be adapted to fit your needs, we will come to your location be it a private home, party venue, or public area (Library, Rec center etc..). Food Explorers is now available for birthday parties!  Have you been looking for a healthy option for your child’s birthday? Food Explorers will work with you to create a custom menu, for all age groups. Choose a theme with me and I will design a fun and nutritious event, we will plan the menus and activity based on age, a number of participants and specific needs and wants of your group.  we can keep it simple with fruit and yogurt faces, or take it up a notch with homemade energy balls or granola bars! Library Programs Toddlers/Preschool Check out these fun programs! All programs include a nutrition activity and a healthy snack. Sensory Exploration Children will explore food with their senses! Before tasting, they will touch, smell, and look at the food by playing interactive games, followed by a hands-on healthy snack. Healthy Foods and MyPlate This program explores colors and numbers while introducing children to common fruits and vegetables. The healthy snack for this program will focus on fresh fruits and vegetables, and introduce them in a fun, and exciting way. After-School Have students make a healthy after-school snack! Nutrition Jeopardy Kids will participate in a fun, nutrition Jeopardy game! The winning team will receive a small prize. The group will then make a nutritious after-school snack. Snack Basics This program focuses solely on making healthy snacks. The group will make two to three healthy snacks, while learning about their ingredients, and why snacks are important for our health. Custom Have a program idea? Let me know! More custom programs available upon request. Children’s Book Theme’s Snacks will be prepared with popular children’s books in mind, such as “Teddy Bear’s Picnic”, “Harry Potter”, Beatrix Potter , “Pete the Cat”, “Fairy Tea Party” and many more. Special Diet Programs *Suggested for after-school program* Children will learn about vegetarian nutrition, plant based foods, and prepare a healthy recipe using only vegetarian foods. PROGRAMS AVAILABLE FOR ONE DAY SESSIONS, AND PROGRAMS FROM 2-6 WEEKS. SPECIAL PRICING GIVEN TO 2-4 OR 6 WEEK SESSIONS. ALL PROGRAMS INCLUDE FOOD AND SUPPLIES FOR UP TO 20 CHILDREN, SPECIAL PRICING FOR LARGER PROGRAMS. Classroom Visits Program can be offered to entire grade, or individual classrooms, from Grade K through 8. Suggested set up would be a 30 minute presentation to grade level, then split into 30 minute cooking sessions in classrooms. Price includes all supplies and food. 2 Hour Program A 30 minute presentation on a nutrition topic of your choice, Read more [...]

  • YMCA Camp Hafaday (Weston, CT)

    YMCA Camp Hafaday Hafaday is a popular swim-lesson program for children ages 4 to 8 years old that takes place from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm each day in weekly sessions during the summer as well as some school vacation breaks. The children have a swim lesson and free swim, plus arts & crafts and gym time, with a snack in between. It is a great program where the kids can meet new friends, have fun and really strengthen their swim skills. The children are placed into groups depending on age and enrollment. The groups rotate to specialty areas every 40 minutes. After 2 periods, the children enjoy a snack, followed by 2 more periods. Dismissal immediately follows. Swimming is the main emphasis of Hafaday; your child will have an instructional swim lesson and enjoy a free swim period every day. This constant exposure to the water over the one-week session is the best way to learn. In Hafaday, students are grouped for swim lessons by age and ability. Our program allows us to benefit your children within your summer schedule. One-week sessions allow you to register for those weeks in which you are interested. However for learning in the pool we recommend signing up for Hafaday in two-week blocks. Summer Hafaday Registration Information Registration Dates: Returning campers and family registration has begun New Camper Registration begins February 5th. 2018 Hafaday registration Packet Mahackeno Afternoons Hafaday Parent Handbook Hafaday CIT registration  Camp Contact Information Director of Camp & Family Services : Meg George mgeorge@westporty.org (203) 226-8981 X119 Hafaday Unit Director: Danette Meigel Dmeigel@westporty.org  (203) 226-8981 X 117 How to Register Registration for past campers and family begins January 8th. Registration for new campers begins February 5th. Forms can be brought to the Westport Weston Family YMCA, mailed to us at 14 Allen Raymond Lane, Westport, CT 06880 or scanned and emailed to mahackeno@westporty.org. Registration is done first come first serve. Registrations must come in a week prior to the session starting. All campers must provide a current health form and a pick up authorization form with their registration in order for the registration to be completed. Campers may not attend the program without submitting the correct forms. For more information, please contact Meg George, Director of Camp and Family Services, (203) 226-8981 x119 or mgeorge@westporty.org. Camp related articles and information Concussion Information For Students and Parents Help a Hafaday kid Through your support, we’re able to offer camp scholarships and other financial assistance so deserving children have the opportunity to participate in Hafaday and learn this vital life skill. To make a safe and secure online donation, please click here.  

  • Backspace of Westport

    Typewriting Summer Camp! May 25 @ 10:00 am – July 17 @ 3:00 pm This two hour weekly camp offers children 12+ the opportunity to use their imagination while typing out a story, screen play, or song on a vintage typewriter. At the end of each week, we would love to have the parents come see/ hear what their children have created! Weekly sign ups: Week one: June 18- 22, 10am-12pm or 1pm-3pm. Week two: June 25-29, 10am-12pm or 1pm-3pm. Week three: July 2-6, 10am-12pm or 1pm-3pm. Week four: July 9-13, 10am-12pm or 1pm-3pm. Week five: July 16-20, 10am-12pm or 1pm-3pm. Week six: July 23-27, 10am-12pm or 1pm-3pm. Week seven: July 30-August 3, 10am-12pm or 1pm-3pm. Week eight: August 6- 10, 10am-12pm or 1pm-3pm. Snack will be served. Rent a Typewriter and/or Rent the Space Come in any day to rent a typewriter, and pick a place to sit! We now have outdoor seating, so you choose! Rent the space for a mom’s night out, or for any event you have in mind! Call or email with questions or a date you want to book

  • Amy’s Active Learning

    Amy’s Active Learning workshops encourage exploration, problem-solving and curiosity while using a variety of learning approaches to touch upon all learning types. These workshops include areas such as art, science, nutrition, and literacy, while also including custom themes, holidays and/or seasonal activities. We tbelieve that “sitting still” is not in the children’s dictionary, therefore we feel an absolute need to incorporate fun, energizing movement games and exercises into each and every workshop to keep the brains and bodies of these children moving! Birthday Parties Customize a workshop for the perfect birthday celebration your child deserves! These age-appropriate, interactive and exciting workshops are built around the theme of your child’s choosing. Each workshop will offer children a chance to participate in creative art, science and energizing movement games! At each party, the children will also get to take home their own artistic creations! Our Workshops Toddler Drop Off Workshop (Age 18 mos-3): Pre-K / School Age Workshop (Age 3-8): Amy’s workshops are strategically planned to incorporate hands-on learning along with child-friendly movement activities. Each workshop includes areas of art, science, nutrition, mathematics, and/or engineering activities which focus on the creativity, curiosity, and experiences of the children. Seasonal themes, creative ideas and Amy’s unique way of keeping her workshops active and exciting allows children the chance to explore, create, move and learn. Children learn about their body, mind and self while participating in yoga breathing and exercises, along with fun and energetic dance and movement games throughout each workshop.   Little Hands (Age 0-3) A workshop designed for children of all abilities. This class will encourage movement, language and play through a variety of different activities. These will include songs, sign language, sensory activities, calming techniques and letting each child explore and have fun at his/her own pace. *Little hands can be individualized based on child preferences and needs. Creative Hands (Age 3-7): A workshop designed for children of all abilities. We will practice yoga poses, breathing, games, create masterpieces, explore with sensory stations, get messy and have fun! Each child will explore at his/her own pace. *Creative hands can be individualized based on child preferences and needs. Mommy/Daddy and Me: These workshops are new, exciting and hands-on learning experiences for both you and your child! Children and caregivers spend quality time together while singing, dancing and participating in a variety of art, science and sensory explorations! Meet local families and enjoy some one-on-one time with your little one! Parent’s Night Out: Parents night out workshops are held on Friday nights from 5:30-8:30 PM, just enough time to catch a movie or have a nice dinner out! Amy will incorporate hands-on learning, movement activities, art, science and sensory explorations as well as a short child-appropriate movie. Workshop includes Pizza and a craft to take home. Special pricing applies and discounts are provided for multiple children. See our Calendar for upcoming offerings. ​

  • Fairfield Tennis

    Fairfield Tennis in Fairfield, Connecticut has set the standard of excellence for indoor and outdoor tennis clubs. Our goal is simple. Provide our members with a fun and relaxed environment where they can hone their skills, get involved in tournaments, and have access to world-class instruction. Our programs are perfect for players of all levels and all ages. If you love tennis, Fairfield Tennis is the club for you. JUNIOR PROGRAMS Our junior tennis programs help kids learn in an environment that focuses on camaraderie, self-esteem, physical fitness, discipline and good sportsmanship. They will develop just as many life skills as they will tennis skills. FALL & WINTER PROGRAMS This is more than just tennis lessons, more in-depth than footwork drills, and more comprehensive than any other junior tennis program.  We supplement our high-level tennis instruction with simulated situations, games, and USTA tournament play that reinforce the skills being learned in training. So replacing stand-alone tennis lessons are extensive packages that ensure the proper development of your child’s game. TENNIS WHIZZ (PRESCHOOL AGED CHILDREN) A complete preschool tennis program that utilizes the technique of storytelling. It develops motor, cognitive, listening, social skills and tennis FUNdamentals! Includes racquet, take home stories and activity sheets. 45 minutes once a week: $28/week 5-week program JR. CLINIC PROGRAM AGES 5-17: Tennis is a game for life! Our programs introduce young players to the game in a fun and interactive manner. This allows all of our players to progress through the game and enjoy their time on the court. We offer the appropriate balls, equipment and court size to encourage immediate success, no matter what level or experience. Come on in to play and have Fun! Red Ball: Building the fundamentals of a great little player, players will learn hand-eye coordination, how to send, receive and track the ball, basic strokes and tennis terminology. (Court Size: 36’ Ratio 6:1) Orange Ball: This level is designed to build upon the red ball foundation.  Players will begin to form an all court game focusing on technique, balance, agility and tactical awareness. (Court Size: 60’ Ratio 4:1) Green Ball: Players will begin to master their skills. Stroke development, spins and tactics will be the main focus to ready players for their transition to yellow ball. (Court Size: 78’ Ratio 4:1) JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (AGES 11 – 17) From beginner to intermediate, juniors are placed according to age and ability. This program includes 1 hour of additional match play on a separate day. Maximum 4 players per court. 1 hour clinic + match play 30-week program ADVANCED TRAINING PROGRAM (ATP) (AGES 13 – 17) A challenging and intensive format designed for high school students looking to make JV or Varsity Teams. Meets once a week for 1 ½ hours with an additional hour of match play on a separate day. Maximum 4 players per court. 1½ hour clinic + match play: 30-week program JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS Designed for players committed to weekly practice supervised by a pro. The focus is on doubles and singles strategy, sportsmanship and proper Read more [...]

  • Bounce Town USA

    Bounce Town USA is home to the the Largest inflatable adventure zone plus arcade in Connecticut. With some of the nation’s largest inflatables available Bounce Town USA is the best destination for parties!!.  In addition to the inflatables Bounce Town USA also has one of a kind UFO inflatable bumper cars, CT highest bungee trampoline, and inflatable rock climb!! Any day spent at here is sure to be a truly incredible adventure for kids of all ages whether it’s a fun something to do kinda day or a special occasion like a birthday party! We offer year round fun with our awesome inflatables, super cool themed party rooms, and an incredible arcade with really fun toys and prizes! Our inflatables include obstacle courses, wall climbs, slides, 20ft high cliff jump!,UFO spaceship…yes that’s right a spaceship!, and much much more!! We encourage 60 mins of play a day!! We also have a fun and safe toddler section which is a specifically designed for the little ones 3 and under and includes a special Mickey Mouse learning center along with other inflatables and games just for them to enjoy! Our Birthday parties allow you to pick a theme and sit back and enjoy the event! Each party Includes the following! 1 hour and 30 minutes in your own private room or area Admission for all kids into BTU Dedicated host to help set up/clean up Tablecloth, napkins, plates, and plastic ware for all Special gift for the guest of Honor Bring your own candles, cake knife, and lighter Outside food/drinks are permitted when you book party!! *Guest are welcomed to bring in their own themed party ware if they choose. More party info and everything’s that included is available on our website bouncetownusa.com We offer: Walk in play, no reservations required A safe play area for toddlers Largest inflatables on the planet!! UFO Bumper Cars! Challenging 30 ft Rocky Mountain deluxe Climb Bungee Trampoline Arcade Games Unique Themed Party Rooms Toys and Prizes Private Events and Parties We also offer rental services if you would like us to bring the fun to your event or location! Find us on Facebook for our latest updates and offers! “

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    Educational Playcare Avon

    Locations throughout CT!   Educational Playcare provides full and part-time educational childcare programs and summer camp for children from 6 weeks to 12 years old. We are proud of our reputation as the provider of the highest-quality childcare, nursery school, and preschool programs for children that can be found anywhere. We’ve maintained our high standards with the quality control that comes from being small and owner operated. Despite our relatively small size, we are still able to offer all of the benefits of the large “corporate” daycares and more! Our mission is to provide the children in our care with the highest quality developmental and educational programs in a nurturing, safe, and supportive environment and to facilitate and enrich the childcare experience of our families.   Educational Playcare Programs Offered: Chickadees (Infants) Parrots (Young Toddlers) Flamingos (Older Toddlers) Bluebirds (Young Pre-Schoolers) Canaries (Older Pre-Schoolers) Owls (K-6) Summer Camp (3yrs-K) Summer Camp (K-6)   Contact Educational Playcare today and learn why we will be your preferred child care center. We have 19 convenient locations throughout Connecticut to serve you. We look forward to speaking with you and taking care of all of your childcare needs.   Educational Playcare Avon 144 Simsbury Road, Suite 7D, Avon, CT 06001 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Berlin 9 High Road, Berlin, CT 06037 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Cheshire 1430 Highland Avenue, Cheshire, CT 06410 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare East Hampton 140 East High Street, East Hampton, CT 06424 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Ellington 137 West Road Ellington, CT 06029 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Farmington 360 Colt Highway, Farmington, CT 06032 Phone:860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Glastonbury 1193 Hebron Avenue, Glastonbury, CT 06033 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Madison 563 Durham Road, Madison, CT 06443 Phone:203-872-7686 Educational Playcare Manchester 452 Tolland Turnpike Manchester, CT 06042 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Mansfield 28 Wilbur Cross Way, Mansfield, CT 06269 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Newtown 2 Saw Mill Road, Newtown, CT 06470 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare Oxford 290 Oxford Road, Oxford, CT 06478 230-872-7686   Educational Playcare Simsbury 1 St. John’s Place, Simsbury, CT 06070 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Trumbull 111 Merritt Blvd Trumbull, CT 06611 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare Wallingford 15 North Plains Industrial Road, Wallingford, CT 06492 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare West Hartford on Fennway 5 Fennway, West Hartford, CT 06119 Phone: 860-232-5038   Educational Playcare West Hartford on Park 389 Park Road, West Hartford, CT 06119 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Windsor (Day Hill Village Plaza) 555 Day Hill Road Windsor, CT 06095 Phone:860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Windsor-West (Day Hill Business Park) 1045 Day Hill Road Windsor, CT 06095 Phone: 860-580-5353

  • New Pond Farm

    For over 30 years our year-round environmental education center with a small working farm has been dedicated to connecting people with the land that enriches and sustains us all, and we do this through our school field trips, adult lectures, family programs, children’s classes, and our summer camp.   Summer Camp During five action-packed days children (ages 8-12) may become a beekeeper, a farmer, a naturalist, a vegetable gardener, a chef, an artist, a treasure hunter, or a scientist!Form friendships with our residential campers from Norwalk, Bridgeport, & Danbury, while eating delicious foods from the garden and dairy, swimming in our crystal clear pool, going on a campout, and enjoying loads of fun games and activities! We look forward to seeing you! A week of camp runs 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday and costs $550 for New Pond Farm Family Members and $625 for non-members (includes daily lunch & snacks, a camp-out, craft materials, and a t-shirt) Summer 2018 Session 1: July 2 – 6 Session 2: July 16 – 20 Session 3: July 30 – August 3   Register here for our Spring programs. Choose from: Special, Adult, Family, and Children’s programs! School Programs – Field Trips New Pond Farm has been operating for more than thirty years and our programs are thriving. We have the joy of working with more than 5,000 children (ages 4 and up) each year from CT and NY. All of our programs are hands-on and active, keeping students involved from the beginning to the end.Our Center is located on 102-acres complete with gently rolling pastures, coniferous and deciduous woodlands, a marsh, a pond, and streams. We have such diverse resources as 19th century barns, a maple syruping shed, several telescopes, an astronomy classroom, and an authentically recreated encampment with a barked wigwam and a thatched longhouse. Our pastures and barns are home for a very engaging bevy of beasts- cows, sheep, a flock of chickens and very proud roosters, and two pigs in the warmer months of summer. Our best resource, however, is our enthusiastic and experienced staff, they pay special attention to details that make our programs unique and very keyed-into children’s learning abilities.   Birthday Parties New Pond Farm is proud to offer educational birthday parties. The programs topics offered vary by season. All of our programs are hands-on and active, keeping your child and his or her guests involved throughout the program. Parties are available for children turning 4 and up and the program will be adapted to suit the age group of your guests.Birthday parties are offered after-school during the week, and on weekends, September through June. Parties are not available in July and August due to our residential summer camp. All programs are 60 minutes in length, followed by 30 minutes for your party. Parties are available to Family Members of the farm and the cost is $125 for up to eight children (including the birthday child) and $12 for each additional child, with a 20 child maximum unless otherwise noted. Some programs will have additional material or staffing fees. Read more [...]

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    Educational Playcare Windsor-West (Day Hill Business Park)

    Locations throughout CT!   Educational Playcare provides full and part-time educational childcare programs and summer camp for children from 6 weeks to 12 years old. We are proud of our reputation as the provider of the highest-quality childcare, nursery school, and preschool programs for children that can be found anywhere. We’ve maintained our high standards with the quality control that comes from being small and owner operated. Despite our relatively small size, we are still able to offer all of the benefits of the large “corporate” daycares and more! Our mission is to provide the children in our care with the highest quality developmental and educational programs in a nurturing, safe, and supportive environment and to facilitate and enrich the childcare experience of our families.   Educational Playcare Programs Offered: Chickadees (Infants) Parrots (Young Toddlers) Flamingos (Older Toddlers) Bluebirds (Young Pre-Schoolers) Canaries (Older Pre-Schoolers) Owls (K-6) Summer Camp (3yrs-K) Summer Camp (K-6)   Contact Educational Playcare today and learn why we will be your preferred child care center. We have 19 convenient locations throughout Connecticut to serve you. We look forward to speaking with you and taking care of all of your childcare needs.   Educational Playcare Avon 144 Simsbury Road, Suite 7D, Avon, CT 06001 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Berlin 9 High Road, Berlin, CT 06037 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Cheshire 1430 Highland Avenue, Cheshire, CT 06410 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare East Hampton 140 East High Street, East Hampton, CT 06424 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Ellington 137 West Road Ellington, CT 06029 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Farmington 360 Colt Highway, Farmington, CT 06032 Phone:860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Glastonbury 1193 Hebron Avenue, Glastonbury, CT 06033 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Madison 563 Durham Road, Madison, CT 06443 Phone:203-872-7686 Educational Playcare Manchester 452 Tolland Turnpike Manchester, CT 06042 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Mansfield 28 Wilbur Cross Way, Mansfield, CT 06269 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Newtown 2 Saw Mill Road, Newtown, CT 06470 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare Oxford 290 Oxford Road, Oxford, CT 06478 230-872-7686   Educational Playcare Simsbury 1 St. John’s Place, Simsbury, CT 06070 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Trumbull 111 Merritt Blvd Trumbull, CT 06611 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare Wallingford 15 North Plains Industrial Road, Wallingford, CT 06492 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare West Hartford on Fennway 5 Fennway, West Hartford, CT 06119 Phone: 860-232-5038   Educational Playcare West Hartford on Park 389 Park Road, West Hartford, CT 06119 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Windsor (Day Hill Village Plaza) 555 Day Hill Road Windsor, CT 06095 Phone:860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Windsor-West (Day Hill Business Park) 1045 Day Hill Road Windsor, CT 06095 Phone: 860-580-5353

  • Study-Works

    The Study-Works Summer Program is especially designed to meet the needs of the middle school student ranging from grades six through eight.    We focus in on Study Skills, Math Enrichment, Young Authors, Academic Camps and Private Tutoring, while building Organization skills, confidence, and reliability!  Study-Works Student Benefits The Study-Works Summer Program is especially designed to meet the needs of the middle school student ranging from grades six through eleven. Benefits include: • Individualized attention • Small classes (8-10 students) • Four workshops for academic enrichment and fine tuning of skills • Activities to increase confidence and self-motivation • Ongoing communication with parents • Progress report and final evaluation • Fun and learning guaranteed for all committed participants Dates and hours: The summer program will be held during the month of August for the convenience of all families with busy schedules. This year, the STUDY SKILLS COURSE, CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS, and MATH ENRICHMENT: Cool Math Blast Off! will be offered. MATH TUTORING and GENERAL TUTORING (in all subject areas) are also available upon request.   Don’t forget, we also offer private TUTORING! All sessions are held at Jesse Lee Memorial Church on Main Street in Ridgefield, CT. Students may enroll in as many courses as they wish. Materials for all courses will be provided.

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    Educational Playcare Berlin

    Locations throughout CT!   Educational Playcare provides full and part-time educational childcare programs and summer camp for children from 6 weeks to 12 years old. We are proud of our reputation as the provider of the highest-quality childcare, nursery school, and preschool programs for children that can be found anywhere. We’ve maintained our high standards with the quality control that comes from being small and owner operated. Despite our relatively small size, we are still able to offer all of the benefits of the large “corporate” daycares and more! Our mission is to provide the children in our care with the highest quality developmental and educational programs in a nurturing, safe, and supportive environment and to facilitate and enrich the childcare experience of our families.   Educational Playcare Programs Offered: Chickadees (Infants) Parrots (Young Toddlers) Flamingos (Older Toddlers) Bluebirds (Young Pre-Schoolers) Canaries (Older Pre-Schoolers) Owls (K-6) Summer Camp (3yrs-K) Summer Camp (K-6)   Contact Educational Playcare today and learn why we will be your preferred child care center. We have 19 convenient locations throughout Connecticut to serve you. We look forward to speaking with you and taking care of all of your childcare needs.   Educational Playcare Avon 144 Simsbury Road, Suite 7D, Avon, CT 06001 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Berlin 9 High Road, Berlin, CT 06037 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Cheshire 1430 Highland Avenue, Cheshire, CT 06410 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare East Hampton 140 East High Street, East Hampton, CT 06424 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Ellington 137 West Road Ellington, CT 06029 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Farmington 360 Colt Highway, Farmington, CT 06032 Phone:860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Glastonbury 1193 Hebron Avenue, Glastonbury, CT 06033 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Madison 563 Durham Road, Madison, CT 06443 Phone:203-872-7686 Educational Playcare Manchester 452 Tolland Turnpike Manchester, CT 06042 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Mansfield 28 Wilbur Cross Way, Mansfield, CT 06269 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Newtown 2 Saw Mill Road, Newtown, CT 06470 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare Oxford 290 Oxford Road, Oxford, CT 06478 230-872-7686   Educational Playcare Simsbury 1 St. John’s Place, Simsbury, CT 06070 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Trumbull 111 Merritt Blvd Trumbull, CT 06611 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare Wallingford 15 North Plains Industrial Road, Wallingford, CT 06492 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare West Hartford on Fennway 5 Fennway, West Hartford, CT 06119 Phone: 860-232-5038   Educational Playcare West Hartford on Park 389 Park Road, West Hartford, CT 06119 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Windsor (Day Hill Village Plaza) 555 Day Hill Road Windsor, CT 06095 Phone:860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Windsor-West (Day Hill Business Park) 1045 Day Hill Road Windsor, CT 06095 Phone: 860-580-5353

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    Norwalk YMCA, A branch of the Riverbrook Regional YMCA

    A sense of belonging. Everyone needs a place to belong. A haven where judgment is left at the door. At the YMCA, openness and acceptance abound in an atmosphere of friendship and belonging. It’s where teamwork is valued, relationships are nurtured and the uniqueness of the individual is celebrated. A feeling of trust. Where can you go? Whom can you trust? How can you be sure? For millions of people all around the globe, the answer is the Y. A safe place where parents can feel secure their children will be watched over. A unique environment where trust, love and compassion flourish. A celebration of diversity. At the Y, everyone is welcome. Regardless of where you were born, what you believe in, or how high or low you are on the economic scale. It is a place where people are just that—people. A celebration of the individuality that makes us who we are. Before and Afterschool Care Camp Sunrise Health & Wellness Family Programs Safety Around Water (formally Swim Access) Race For Chase Camp Registration Forms 2018- Download Now CIT only Camp Registration 2018 Blank Health Form-Download Now    

  • The German School of Connecticut Stamford and West Hartford

      T The German School of Connecticut (GSC), celebrating its 40th year!   Founded in 1978, GSC is a Saturday school with a student body of over 350, offering a two-track curriculum for non-native beginners, and native or near-fluent speakers.  Classes are held on two campuses (Stamford and West Hartford), ranging from Pre-School through High School and Adult.  Students learn German as a new, non-native language, others expanding their Muttersprache, while all celebrate German, Austrian and Swiss cultures. Many GSC students realize the advantage of studying one of Europe’s leading languages:  Some plan to split their future studies between universities in the US and a German-speaking country, others study to gain a professional advantage.  Certain high school students have the opportunity to take a special German language exam, which can fulfill the language requirement for direct entry at a German university.  GSC introduced these “Sprachdiplom” examinations in the US in 1982, authorized by the German education authorities in Bonn.  Students may also get credits from local high schools, and can prepare to take the AP German Exam to gain US college credit. Studying German at GSC is fun!  Adults enjoy the camaraderie and friendship among like-motivated class participants.  Toddlers and elementary school children enjoy hands-on modern teaching, along with singing, playing and being with their friends.  Middle school and high school students enjoy special projects and cultural events… and all students participate in the many traditional holiday celebrations. German-language materials are available at GSC’s library for students of all ages. GSC also embodies an international parent community:  those from German speaking countries are joined by US and other international parents.  All appreciate the services of the school, and the transnational atmosphere. Classes are held from September to May.  For further information regarding enrollment or teaching, please visit www.GermanSchoolCT.org, or call Stamford at 203.548.0438, West Hartford at 860.404.8838.

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    Camp Berger

    63 YEARS of ADVENTURE, FUN, FRIENDSHIP & DISCOVERY Co-Ed Overnight Camp for Ages 8-15 Seven Sessions: 2019 dates TBA CIT Program for Ages 15-17 Weekly Themes, Forest Golf, Pickle- Ball, Archery, Frisbee Golf, Sailing Canoeing, Arts & Crafts, Rocketry Fishing, Orienteering, Geo Caching, Swimming, Volleyball, Basketball Theatre, Rafting, Color Wars, Ping Pong, Yoga, Badminton, Ga-ga Ball, 4-Square Hiking, Dodgeball, Rowing and More… Located on Scenic Park Pond,  Camp Berger is large enough to ensure a fun-filled summer yet small enough, 120 campers per session, to give individualized attention.          Please contact us with any questions or to schedule a tour.          

  • YMCA Camp Gordyland (Wilton, CT)

    Welcome to Camp Gordyland! Our camp directors dedicate year-round planning and collectively have over 100+ years of camp experience to ensure our campers learn life-lasting skills and foster friendships in a safe environment. Our camp sits on 22 acres where we enjoy a 50 meter pool, 25 yard indoor pool, pond, mini-golf course, ropes course/climbing wall, 2 ball fields, fishing area, archery range and more!                      Click to register for Camp Gordyland Weekly Themes/Schedules  Week 1: Gordy’s 9 Kingdoms June 25th-29th The Summer is Here! Be ready to cheer on your grade as you compete to be the King or Queen of Gordy’s 9 Kingdoms. Will you joust to the finish line or make meat pies at Gordy’s Gourmet?  Dress like your favorite knight in shining armor, princess or fairy tale character for Dress-up Thursday. Hope to see you at the castle! Week 2: Holiday Hoopla July 2nd -6th  (No Camp, Wednesday, July 4th) Can you imagine celebrating some of your favorite holidays all at your favorite place? Guess what, you can this year at Camp Gordyland! Come join us as we celebrate “Gordy-tines” Day, Friendsgiving, the 4th of July and a Gordy New Year. We’ll make “Gordy-tine” cards to give to our friends, enjoy a special lunch altogether and toast to the camp year. Be sure to wear your Red, White & Blue for Dress-up Thursday and don’t forget your $3 for Hot Dog Thursday (a favorite weekly tradition). Week 3: Cosmic Comic Carnival July  9th -13th (Carnival Wednesday, July 11th at 1pm & Dunk your Director Thursday, July 12th starting at 3pm) Get your popcorn, hot dogs and win big at our annual Carnival, Wednesday July 11th. This week we will be featuring a Cosmic Comic Carnival complete with Out of this World games and prizes. Do you have the skills it takes to fly to space? Test your speed, agility, and Earthly knowledge at our Opening Ceremonies and activities. At our camp activities you will be able to do Space Training Obstacle Course, catch Alien “Bad guys” at Canoe, and for our older campers, assess your target accuracy at Archery. Find your favorite Superhero, space shirt or costume for Dress-up Thursday! Don’t forget to stop by during pick-up on Thursday to Dunk your Director (2 balls for $1). All money raised will go towards our Camp Scholarship Fund! We’ll see you under the Big Top! Week 4: Gordy’s Gold Rush July 16th-20th Did you know that Camp Gordyland is at the base of a mountain where gold was once mined? Well, now you have the chance to find this very special Gordy’s Gold. All coins collected will go towards our annual Color Games points. Help your Color team get a jump to earn the Character cup. So dress like a miner or maybe cowboy/girl and be ready to search high and low during Gordy’s Gold Rush! Week 5: Color Games XXVI July 23rd -27th (The Big Show, Friday, Read more [...]

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    The Big Purple Cupcake

    Summer Camp  The Big Purple Cupcake Crafty Camp For Girls! Enroll your child in this one week camp 2019 dates TBD. Campers will work daily on a variety of crafts, have enrichment in Literacy and Math, play games, learn to decorate cupcakes, painting, have a spa day, cheerleading, and much more! Led by Regina a certified teacher with many years of experience in learning, baking and combining the two to make a great experience for the campers! The camp is for grades 2-5. Call  203-215-5214 for more details or to reserve your spot. Space is limited! Camp is help at Teach Hairdressing Academy at 1575 Boston Post Road, Guilford! Birthday Parties with The Big Purple Cupcake! We can host you in our space or come to your location and create a fun day to celebrate your special occasion. We have prepared themes you can choose from or choose your own and we will coordinate the plans. We set up,  take down,  and lead the activities. Themes for boys and girls of all ages are available from Soccer to Tea parties and everything in between!! Catering  Cupcakes, cakes, cookies and more are available for all occasions. Call us today to build your selection of treats that for your party theme!

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    Educational Playcare Trumbull

    Locations throughout CT!   Educational Playcare provides full and part-time educational childcare programs and summer camp for children from 6 weeks to 12 years old. We are proud of our reputation as the provider of the highest-quality childcare, nursery school, and preschool programs for children that can be found anywhere. We’ve maintained our high standards with the quality control that comes from being small and owner operated. Despite our relatively small size, we are still able to offer all of the benefits of the large “corporate” daycares and more! Our mission is to provide the children in our care with the highest quality developmental and educational programs in a nurturing, safe, and supportive environment and to facilitate and enrich the childcare experience of our families.   Educational Playcare Programs Offered: Chickadees (Infants) Parrots (Young Toddlers) Flamingos (Older Toddlers) Bluebirds (Young Pre-Schoolers) Canaries (Older Pre-Schoolers) Owls (K-6) Summer Camp (3yrs-K) Summer Camp (K-6)   Contact Educational Playcare today and learn why we will be your preferred child care center. We have 19 convenient locations throughout Connecticut to serve you. We look forward to speaking with you and taking care of all of your childcare needs.   Educational Playcare Avon 144 Simsbury Road, Suite 7D, Avon, CT 06001 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Berlin 9 High Road, Berlin, CT 06037 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Cheshire 1430 Highland Avenue, Cheshire, CT 06410 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare East Hampton 140 East High Street, East Hampton, CT 06424 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Ellington 137 West Road Ellington, CT 06029 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Farmington 360 Colt Highway, Farmington, CT 06032 Phone:860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Glastonbury 1193 Hebron Avenue, Glastonbury, CT 06033 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Madison 563 Durham Road, Madison, CT 06443 Phone:203-872-7686 Educational Playcare Manchester 452 Tolland Turnpike Manchester, CT 06042 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Mansfield 28 Wilbur Cross Way, Mansfield, CT 06269 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Newtown 2 Saw Mill Road, Newtown, CT 06470 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare Oxford 290 Oxford Road, Oxford, CT 06478 230-872-7686   Educational Playcare Simsbury 1 St. John’s Place, Simsbury, CT 06070 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Trumbull 111 Merritt Blvd Trumbull, CT 06611 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare Wallingford 15 North Plains Industrial Road, Wallingford, CT 06492 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare West Hartford on Fennway 5 Fennway, West Hartford, CT 06119 Phone: 860-232-5038   Educational Playcare West Hartford on Park 389 Park Road, West Hartford, CT 06119 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Windsor (Day Hill Village Plaza) 555 Day Hill Road Windsor, CT 06095 Phone:860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Windsor-West (Day Hill Business Park) 1045 Day Hill Road Windsor, CT 06095 Phone: 860-580-5353

  • The Clay Date – Art Coffee and Ice Cream

    Ways to enjoy your time with us at The Clay Date! Pottery A bit messy, but tons of fun. Great for any age, and the possibilities are endless. Dragons, Owls, Funky Mugs… Oh My Ceramics Painting ceramics is fun, easy, and great for all ages. Our dedicated and friendly staff can offer tons of tips and tools to help you be successful. We have stencils, stamps, sponges, silkscreens, cut-outs, and ideas galore. Glass Art Fusion Fusing glass is simple and fun. Create jewelry, sun catchers, ornaments, night lights, plates, bowls, lamps, and more!   Creative Kids Pottery Wheel Class: Description:  This class is intended for kids ages 5 and up.  The kids will learn techniques for centering, opening, pulling up walls of even thickness and basic shaping and trimming. The structure of the class is as follows:   Week 1 – learn the basics of throwing on the wheel.  Possibly start a hand-building project.   Week 2 – learn to trim pots, and throw on the wheel.  Finish work on the hand-built project.   Week 3 – trim pots and start painting your pots.   Week 4 – finish painting your pieces.    All pieces will be ready for pick-up 1 week after painting.     Creative Kids Camps & Workshops We endeavor the have some fun camp type workshops for the kids to participate in while school is out.  We usually offer clay and painting, and sometimes glass too in our camps and workshops.  As we decide when our camps are going to be, we will post them here and on the calendar.  We will add details for each camp here as they develop.   Reasons to Celebrate at The Clay Date! Click here to see the full selection of our party packages, you can choose from different projects based on interest and what is best suited for the ages of your guests. (ages 5+ recommended) What is included: A dedicated host/hostesses who will assist with: welcoming guests, providing instruction, serving guests and ensuring your party is a creative success. 1.5 – 2 hours in our Private Party Room (timing changes based on creative project type) Best of all … help with set-up and all the clean up! Glazed Ceramic Painting (All Ages) Acrylic Ceramics Painting (Ages 5 and up) Glass Art Fusion (Ages 7 and up) Glass Art Fusion (Ages 11 and up) Clay Sculpting (Ages 7 and up) Pottery Wheel and Painting (Ages 6 and up) Canvas Painting (Ages 5 and up) * Details coming soon! Children’s Private Studio Party (Recommended for young children) Adult Private Studio Party * Details coming soon! A dedicated staff member will assist with welcoming guests, provide instruction, and help your party be a creative celebration. We can even personalize the party room music selection just for you. You are always welcome to bring your laptop to show a slide show, or use our Blu-Ray for your favorite movie or CDs. We book all of our parties online to ensure that there are no scheduling errors.

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    Landmark Preschool – Redding

    Located in the heart of the Georgetown section of Redding,our Landmark – Redding campus is solely focused on early learning programs for children ages 1 through 5. Our dedicated lead teachers have over 100 years of experience nurturing young students on this campus! In addition to our age appropriate phonics, math, handwriting, reading and science curriculum, special subjects such as music, gym, Spanish and technology are included weekly. Recess and outdoor activities are a main focus each day. Flexible 2, 3, 4 or 5-day schedules offer you the opportunity to select the amount of time your child spends with us each week. Extended hours are available beyond the regular school day and camps are offered during vacation times. Families from Wilton, Weston, Ridgefield, Redding and the surrounding areas enjoy our convenient, preschool focused location. Graduates of our programs are well prepared to enter Ridgefield Academy or the area’s public schools.

  • Catalyst Art Studio

    We offer birthday parties, after school art classes, drop off classes, mommy and me painting parties, and art camp. We also have paint night for you, Mom! View our website for our upcoming class schedule.   Children’s Birthday Parties Throw your child a party that they won’t forget! The best part is that we take care of the mess. Birthday parties are $25 per painter, with a minimum of 8 children and maximum of 30. You can choose from the paintings that we already have or request a custom painting. You are welcome to bring cake, pizza, etc.

  • Audubon Greenwich

    Our center is located at our 285-acre Main Sanctuary and features the Kimberlin Nature Education Center—our main building that is the hub for our nature programs, educational exhibits, staff offices, and The Nature Store & Gift Shop. The facility is also available for rental for special occasions. The surrounding landscape serves as an outdoor classroom with 7 miles of hiking trails, hardwood forests, lake, vernal pool, and more. Come learn and explore with us. Summer Nature Day Camp Our weekly-themed camp programs provide a unique place for your child to explore the outdoors during their summer break. Campers build a deeper connection to the natural world through fun, experiential activities while exploring our 285-acre Main Sanctuary, which includes a beautiful teaching pond, the Byram River, Mead Lake, forests, and meadows. Grades 6 – 9 Audubon Ecology Adventures: This exciting Audubon camp for teens combines exploration of the great outdoors with learning about the amazing biodiversity that is found in our local natural areas. Daily field trips to forests, rivers, and coastal areas will be led by experienced naturalists and will give campers an opportunity to learn about ecology and conservation while exploring and having fun. New Specialty Camps for Grades 6-11: Our Specialty Camps offer exciting opportunities for middle and high schoolers to engage with the natural world through mediums they identify with such as art, photography, digital animation, and real-world, hands-on learning. These new offerings challenge campers to create and craft using tools and skills ranging from cutting-edge digital to wilderness survival. 2018 Summer Nature Day Camp Dates: JUNE 25 – AUGUST 17 Camp Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (except Twilight Investigations, Session 8: August 13-17 which will run from 3:30 – 9:30 p.m.) Extended Care: Late Pick-up Available from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. ($50 per week)   Early Childhood Programs Nature Sprouts Audubon Greenwich welcomes little ones and their grown-ups to discover, explore, and investigate nature. Our Nature Sprouts program features a different theme each week. Activities include animal experiences, dramatic play, stories, and more! Following each session, adults gather for an Audubon Naturalist-led discussion of conservation actions they can take as a family. Little Saplings: Learning Together Come along and explore side by side as we use nature to learn through play. Ages 3.5 to 5 years. Wednesdays from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch available 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.   School & Youth Group Programs Guided school and youth group field trips at Audubon Greenwich emphasize student participation, first-hand experiences in the field, and inquiry-based learning methods. School group programs are coordinated with local curriculum objectives and the National Science Education Standards. We offer short programs and extended day programs, which can include an after-lunch workshop. School and youth group programs are offered throughout the year and are a great way to for students of all ages to explore and learn naturally through hands-on activities and the exploration of the plants and animals of the pond, forest, and field habitats along our outdoor trails. Scout Programs Audubon Greenwich offers a wide variety programs for Daisy Scouts, Brownies, Junior Girl Scouts, Read more [...]

  • Ski Sundown

    Ski Sundown offers day and night skiing and snowboarding seven days a week, in a beautiful mountain setting, with 16 trails and 100% snowmaking coverage.  The season typically run from early December through late March.  We have a variety of terrain for all ability levels on 70 skiable acres, two terrain parks, free NASTAR racing, lessons and programs for ages 3+.  Trails are groomed twice each day to provide the most reliable surface conditions possible. Amenities include a modern, spacious lodge with two food courts, the Last Chair Tavern serving a range of craft beers, domestic beers, cocktails and a pub menu, a Ski Shop, a Rentals/Tuning & Repairs shop, and a mountain-view deck with picnic tables and outdoor barbeque.  Fun family events, equipment demo days, and exciting competitions are scheduled throughout the season. Winter made better!

  • Farmington Valley Fencing Academy

     Information about FVFA’s Afternoon Summer Clinics for Beginners ages 8-15 is now available!  Just $245 for Monday-Thursday, 1:30 to 4:30pm.  Challenge your friend to a duel this Summer!   90-Min Intro-to-Fencing Class–Great way to try out first-hand what fencing is all about!!  Small Group Class setting limited to 6-8 students per class.  One-time all-inclusive price of $50 includes class fee, equipment rental fee and one-day club membership fee.  Class is 1 hr 30 mins long.  Please get to the class 15 minutes early for equipment fitting.  Classes filled on a first-come first-serve basis.  Class available, typically, on the FIRST Thursday of each month, 5 to 6:30pm, by reservation only via e-mail FVFA@comcast.net.  Intro-to-Fencing Class attendees get 10% off the regular beginner session rates or 5% off any Summer Clinic (see below for details).  Also enjoy higher priority when signing up for the beginner session or summer clinics.   ~ Upcoming Beginner Session (8-week courses for children 10+ and adults with no fencing experience):  All beginner sessions currently in progress.  E-mail me at FVFA@comcast.net for details and forms and to be added to FVFA’s contact list to be notified when enrollment opens for future beginner sessions for children 10+ and adults (Tuesday or Saturday) and the Youth Beginner Sessions for children 7-9.  At FVFA we have one of the best fencing programs in the State of Connecticut, so let me assure you it’s worth the wait for a new session–fencing should be fun and exciting, not boring and tedious!  Start your fencing journey TODAY at FVFA!  ~ Our next Beginner Youth Fencing Program for boys and girls ages 7-8-9 is starting in early February!  Class is on Wednesdays from 5 to 6pm.  Please e-mail me at FVFA@comcast.net today so I can send you details!  Summer Clinics available for ages 8+ as well. ~ ADULT (14+) BEGINNER FENCING:  E-mail FVFA@comcast.net for details and registration. This course is quite rare as there is usually not much demand for it, but if you are interested specify you are 14+ or adult and e-mail me ASAP! ~ Also, don’t forget to ask about FVFA’s COMPETITIVE TRAVEL TEAMS FOR HIGH SCHOOL and MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS (upon completion of the appropriate beginner courses)! ~ 2017-18 FVFA Tournament Schedule: Now available on www.Askfred.net!  Please pre-register on Askfred if you plan on participating at any FVFA Tournament.  ~ Wish you could get a college scholarship or fence on a NCAA collegiate team? If you’re a middle school or high school student and you’re interested, e-mail me NOW–start training now, before it’s too late!, and YOU could qualify for a college fencing scholarship! ~ Next time you’re at the club, check out the cool FVFA water bottles and FVFA sport packs (great for shoes or fencing masks!)!!  They’re just $6 each or $10 for both.  Get yours today! ~ Click here for FVFA logo apparel and merchandise or ask to visit the Pro Shop at the Club!

  • USA Ninja Challenge

    The USA Ninja Challenge The program is designed to meet the requirements of a full physical fitness program for today’s youth. We incorporate standard gymnastics apparatus including rings, bars, balance beams, and tumbling surfaces. Other specialized ninja training equipment is also used, such as cargo nets, traverse walls, slack lines, ropes, and ladders. Each portion of every obstacle course also includes corresponding conditioning and flexibility stations. The desired result of this program is to improve children’s strength, flexibility and all-around athleticism. Classes: Junior Ninja Ages 4-5 Tues 4:45 PM Ages 6 to 8 Monday 4:45PM & 6PM, Wednesday 4:45PM & 6PM , Thursday 6PM Ages 9 to 11 Monday 7:15 PM,Tues 6 PM, Wed 7:15 PM, Thurs 4:45 PM, Sat 10:15 AM 12 to 15 Year Olds Monday 7:15 PM, Tuesday 7:15 PM, Thurs 4:45 PM, Sat 10:15 AM  Class times subject to change. Please call for availability. __________________________________________________________ Parties Have a birthday coming up? Our parties are action packed, fun filled events! Since we hold one party at a time, you’ll NEVER share the space with another group. Ninja parties are 1 ½ hours long. The first hour of the party is spent in the gym with coaches who will organize obstacle courses, team challenges and some free play time. The last half hour is spent in our spacious party room which doubles as a parent viewing room. A refrigerator/freezer is available for your use. Call for availability. ___________________________________________________________ All participants of classes, parties and any other function at our USA Ninja Challenge facility must complete a registration form and have a signed Waiver of Liability form on file at the facility.  Forms must be completed by each child’s parent or legal guardian. Online Waiver Ninja Winter Camp Schedule    

  • Landmark Preschool Westport

    WESTPORT CAMPUS:  Our Westport campus is conveniently located just minutes from downtown Westport and offers programs for children ages one through five years, with a range of schedules and options to meet your child’s needs and fit your family’s life. Our Wonderful Ones program is designed to bring parents or caregivers together with their little ones for a playgroup that combines stories, art, and socialization with music and introduction to developmentally appropriate skills and concepts. Have fun helping your child grow and learn with the expert guidance of our experienced teachers! Two-year-olds love our four-hour drop-off program! With a day that goes from 9:00-1:00, there is plenty of time to play, learn, and make new friends. Schedule options are 2, 3, 4, or 5-day. You may also make arrangements with your child’s teacher to arrive as early as 8:30 and stay as late as 2:45. We offer full day programs for our Three and Four-year-olds with a choice of 3, 4, or 5-day schedules. Starting in our Threes program, students enjoy special subjects including: Spanish, gym, and music. In the Fours, we add technology enrichment classes as well. Our Fundamentals program is designed with your Five-year-old in mind. Each day, your child will receive the personal attention and differentiated learning experiences right for him or her. Our Fundamental’s program includes an art enrichment class, as well as the special subjects in our Threes and Fours. We believe that integrating technology into our classrooms is an important aspect of teaching in the 21st century. All of our classrooms are equipped with Hatch SmartBoard TeachSmart systems, as well as computers and tablets. Extended Care is available for students in our Threes through Fundamentals from as early as 7:45 AM until as late as 5:00 PM. We also offer a variety of after school activities in addition to our Extended Care program. Contact: Gretchen Schwarzbauer by email at gschwarzbauer@landmarkpreschool.org or phone at (203) 226-6982. Find Us on Facebook

  • Children’s Adventure Center

    Our History The Children’s Adventure Center was established in Newtown in 1969 by a group of concerned community leaders, as a non-profit organization, to provide early childhood education for local families. The Center is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors elected annually. NAEYC Accreditation CAC is accredited by THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE EDUCATION FOR YOUNG CHILDREN – a national organization whose goal is to raise the quality of Pre-school Education through a stringent accreditation process. Our Philosophy Our goal is to provide the highest quality educational experience for every child in a warm atmosphere where all children are challenged to excel and their achievements are celebrated. Children at CAC are individually guided in their learning experiences and their acquisition of skills is based on a child’s individual development, style of learning and previous experience.

  • Stepping Stones Museum for Children

    Stepping Stones Museum for Children ignites a love of learning through play. With exhibits, performances, workshops, outdoor garden and courtyard play spaces, a cafe and store, and classes – children become wide-eyed with excitement. Step inside our spectacular LEED Gold certified museum and open your world to amazing explorations and discoveries.    

  • Regional YMCA of Western CT, Greenknoll Branch (Brookfield, CT)

    We serve the Greater Danbury area, striving every day to strengthen our community and make an impact in people’s lives through our areas of focus. All kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. We see every interaction with young people as an opportunity for learning and development – all grounded in the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. We help people and families build and maintain healthy habits for spirit, mind, and body in their everyday lives. By helping kids, adults, families, and seniors from all walks of life improve their health and well-being, we build a stronger community. Giving back and providing support to our neighbors With our doors open to all, we bring together people from all backgrounds and support those who need us most. We know that when we work as one, we can move people and our community forward. That’s why we are committed to providing support to our neighbors and opportunities for kids, adults, and families to learn, grow and thrive. Health & Wellness The Y has many ways to get involved – including youth, adult and active older adult sports and fitness classes, working with a personal trainer, nutrition counselor or wellness coach, and taking part in a weight loss or chronic disease prevention program. Choose what programs help you on your journey towards better health and wellness. Youth Sports and FitnessThe Y offers an array of exciting sports programs. Whether it’s gaining the confidence that comes with learning a new sport, building the positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork, or learning new skills, participating in sports at the Y is about building the whole athlete, inside and out. Selecting a sports program to participate in can be as simple as selecting the one you or your child have enjoyed as a fan. However, sometimes it makes sense to think through your/your child’s fitness goals and what they enjoy doing. Sports offer the opportunity to participate individually or as a team, and challenges participants in different ways through endurance, speed, mental toughness, teamwork, strength, and coordination. Learn a new sport or refine existing skills under the supervision of caring, skilled, and supportive Y coaches and instructors. Choose from classes, fitness, clinics, and specialty programs. Arts & Humanities Over the years, our YMCA Arts and Humanities program has established within the Greater Danbury community. Whether an individual has an interest in visual arts, cooking, or dancing the YMCA offers activities for children, youth, teens, adults , and families to express themselves while building healthier spirits, minds and bodies. Child Care – Children are like sponges – they watch and absorb knowledge, skills and values from everything and everyone around them. At the Y, we believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life and future success. That’s why our childcare at the Regional YMCA offers a variety of programs that offer a safe, stable and nurturing environment for children 18 months to Read more [...]

  • Talcott Mountain Science Center

    The Talcott Mountain Science Center inspires a love of learning through the wonders of science and technology. We give children in grades K-8 the opportunity to explore the interconnected nature of science, technology and our ever-changing world. Explore astronomy, biology, 3-D printing, coding, geology and more! Children learn by doing, and all of TMSC’s programs focus on hands-on, experiential activities that engage students and make learning fun! TMSC offers summer, vacation and Saturday programs for students in grades K-8. TMSC is also home to Talcott Mountain Academy, Connecticut’s premier independent school for gifted students in grades K-8. Summer Programs (K-8) TMSC’s Summer of Science Adventures gives students in grades K-8 the chance to explore some (very) cool science, nature and technology — all on a one-of-a-kind mountaintop campus! General science courses include “Fledglings” for K-3 and “Explorers” for Gr. 4-8, plus there are single-topic courses for K-3 and 4-8! (Grade level is the grade they will be entering in the fall.)Contests happen weekly, (chess, structures, paper airplanes, self-propelled vehicles & more!) as well as planetarium and magic shows and special presentations! Scholarships – A limited number of scholarships are available for Hartford and East Hartford. Students must be residents of Hartford or East Hartford, and must quailify for assistance programs including free/reduced school meals, SNAP, HUSKY, etc. Scholarships are for one week per summer per student.   Tours of Talcott:  Want to visit before your child attends? We have a tour every Thursday at 4 PM starting April 6. Please call (860) 677-8571 to sign up.   Schedule – Courses meet Mon-Fri, 9 AM to 4 PM, with included bus transportation from Hartford Public Library Downtown (Arch St Entrance), Bishop’s Corner Library West Hartford and Sperry Park in Avon.  Students bring a lunch and snack, and dress for the weather!  The day looks like this: 9 AM – Arrival, morning announcements 9:15 – 10:30 – Coursework 10:30 – 10:45 – Snack Break 10:45 – 12:00 – Coursework 12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch & Recess (indoor activities in bad weather) 1:00 – 2:00 – Coursework 2:00 – 3:00 – Coursework 3:00 – 3:45 – Specials including Contest Fridays, Planetarium Show, Science Demos, Outdoor Activities and one “work-though” day. 3:45 – 4:00 – Dismissal & depart for PM bus stops. Spectacular Saturdays (K-12) Make the most of your weekends with our three-week (K-3) or six-week (4-8) Saturday programs, which provide hands-on discovery, exploration and research with guidance and skill building from Talcott scientists. Outreach & School Programs Need a planetarium in your cafeteria? We’ve got one!  How about a pond in Grade Three? Tornadoes in Room 216? We’re on it! We can bring these and much more to your school, and/or we can host your class at our one-of-a-kind mountaintop campus. Vacation Programs (K-8) Vacations should be fun, and so should learning. That’s why students love spending some of their vacation week with us! Two- or three-day programs for grades K-3 and 4-8 keep your child’s sense of discovery and accomplishment going strong! Read more [...]

  • Chelsea Piers Connecticut

    Chelsea Piers Connecticut    Chelsea Piers Connecticut offers exciting drop-in activities, the most comprehensive youth programs in the area, action-packed birthday parties and more! With world-class athletic facilities,  and the most exciting sports curriculum in the area. Athletes of all ages and abilities will find 465,000 square feet of unparalleled sports facilities, and a vast array of sports classes, leagues and programs — all led by an expert team of accomplished coaches, teachers and directors.  INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS Little Athletes Classes (6 months – 5 years) Basketball, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Ice Skating, Lacrosse, Multi-Sport, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tee Ball, Tennis   Developmental Sports (5 – 17 years) Baseball, Basketball, Field Hockey, Figure Skating, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Multi-Sport, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis   Elite Training (12+ years) Baseball, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Volleyball   TEAMS & LEAGUES, COMPETITIVE TEAMS Year-round / Seasonal Basketball, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Swimming, Volleyball, Mite Cross-Ice Hockey, Soccer, High School Summer Volleyball League   BIRTHDAY PARTIES Children’s birthday parties at Chelsea Piers are action-packed, entertaining and hassle-free. Two-hour birthday party packages are available Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with limited availability Monday – Thursday. For children’s birthday parties, packages include dynamic coaching and world-class facilities as well as all the birthday supplies. With activities including the Splash Zone, specific sports and dancing, Chelsea Piers will help throw a birthday your child will never forget! Learn more about birthday parties at Chelsea Piers here.    DROP-IN ACTIVITIES  Chelsea Piers also offers drop-in recreational opportunities for visitors who are looking for a weekend, after-work or weekday activity. Drop-in activities include Trampolines, Rock Climbing, Batting Cages, Little Athletes Zone, Water Play & Slides (Splash Zone), Open Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Lacrosse Ice Skating. 

  • Stoneage Rock Gym

    Appropriate for teens and adults. Ages 12 and under can climb with the assistance of an adult.   Cost include Passes, Gear Rentals, and beginner and advanced Lessons.  Types of climbing include Boulder Climbing, Top Rope Climbing, and Lead Climbing.    New climbers are strongly encouraged to take the beginner lesson (ages 13 through adult)   Rain, snow, cold, bad winds – they can all make outside climbing miserable. As climbers began to strive for higher difficulty climbs, they realized that they needed to train, that the best training for climbing was climbing, and that conditions outdoors could prevent them from getting that training. The answer was to create artificial climbing walls, indoors. The artificial climbing wall is a surface, usually of wood, sometimes, as at Stone Age, coated with the texture similar to that of real stone. The wall is drilled with numerous holes, sometimes in a grid pattern, and T-nuts are pounded into those holes from the back of the wall. T-nuts allow bolts to be screwed into them, and this is used to attach plastic, wood, and stone holds to the wall. Wall structures are held up with strong wooden beams, much like the roof of a house.

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    Educational Playcare Wallingford

    Locations throughout CT!   Educational Playcare provides full and part-time educational childcare programs and summer camp for children from 6 weeks to 12 years old. We are proud of our reputation as the provider of the highest-quality childcare, nursery school, and preschool programs for children that can be found anywhere. We’ve maintained our high standards with the quality control that comes from being small and owner operated. Despite our relatively small size, we are still able to offer all of the benefits of the large “corporate” daycares and more! Our mission is to provide the children in our care with the highest quality developmental and educational programs in a nurturing, safe, and supportive environment and to facilitate and enrich the childcare experience of our families.   Educational Playcare Programs Offered: Chickadees (Infants) Parrots (Young Toddlers) Flamingos (Older Toddlers) Bluebirds (Young Pre-Schoolers) Canaries (Older Pre-Schoolers) Owls (K-6) Summer Camp (3yrs-K) Summer Camp (K-6)   Contact Educational Playcare today and learn why we will be your preferred child care center. We have 19 convenient locations throughout Connecticut to serve you. We look forward to speaking with you and taking care of all of your childcare needs.   Educational Playcare Avon 144 Simsbury Road, Suite 7D, Avon, CT 06001 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Berlin 9 High Road, Berlin, CT 06037 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Cheshire 1430 Highland Avenue, Cheshire, CT 06410 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare East Hampton 140 East High Street, East Hampton, CT 06424 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Ellington 137 West Road Ellington, CT 06029 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Farmington 360 Colt Highway, Farmington, CT 06032 Phone:860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Glastonbury 1193 Hebron Avenue, Glastonbury, CT 06033 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Madison 563 Durham Road, Madison, CT 06443 Phone:203-872-7686 Educational Playcare Manchester 452 Tolland Turnpike Manchester, CT 06042 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Mansfield 28 Wilbur Cross Way, Mansfield, CT 06269 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Newtown 2 Saw Mill Road, Newtown, CT 06470 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare Oxford 290 Oxford Road, Oxford, CT 06478 230-872-7686   Educational Playcare Simsbury 1 St. John’s Place, Simsbury, CT 06070 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Trumbull 111 Merritt Blvd Trumbull, CT 06611 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare Wallingford 15 North Plains Industrial Road, Wallingford, CT 06492 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare West Hartford on Fennway 5 Fennway, West Hartford, CT 06119 Phone: 860-232-5038   Educational Playcare West Hartford on Park 389 Park Road, West Hartford, CT 06119 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Windsor (Day Hill Village Plaza) 555 Day Hill Road Windsor, CT 06095 Phone:860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Windsor-West (Day Hill Business Park) 1045 Day Hill Road Windsor, CT 06095 Phone: 860-580-5353

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    Educational Playcare Simsbury

    Locations throughout CT!   Educational Playcare provides full and part-time educational childcare programs and summer camp for children from 6 weeks to 12 years old. We are proud of our reputation as the provider of the highest-quality childcare, nursery school, and preschool programs for children that can be found anywhere. We’ve maintained our high standards with the quality control that comes from being small and owner operated. Despite our relatively small size, we are still able to offer all of the benefits of the large “corporate” daycares and more! Our mission is to provide the children in our care with the highest quality developmental and educational programs in a nurturing, safe, and supportive environment and to facilitate and enrich the childcare experience of our families.   Educational Playcare Programs Offered: Chickadees (Infants) Parrots (Young Toddlers) Flamingos (Older Toddlers) Bluebirds (Young Pre-Schoolers) Canaries (Older Pre-Schoolers) Owls (K-6) Summer Camp (3yrs-K) Summer Camp (K-6)   Contact Educational Playcare today and learn why we will be your preferred child care center. We have 19 convenient locations throughout Connecticut to serve you. We look forward to speaking with you and taking care of all of your childcare needs.   Educational Playcare Avon 144 Simsbury Road, Suite 7D, Avon, CT 06001 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Berlin 9 High Road, Berlin, CT 06037 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Cheshire 1430 Highland Avenue, Cheshire, CT 06410 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare East Hampton 140 East High Street, East Hampton, CT 06424 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Ellington 137 West Road Ellington, CT 06029 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Farmington 360 Colt Highway, Farmington, CT 06032 Phone:860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Glastonbury 1193 Hebron Avenue, Glastonbury, CT 06033 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Madison 563 Durham Road, Madison, CT 06443 Phone:203-872-7686 Educational Playcare Manchester 452 Tolland Turnpike Manchester, CT 06042 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Mansfield 28 Wilbur Cross Way, Mansfield, CT 06269 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Newtown 2 Saw Mill Road, Newtown, CT 06470 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare Oxford 290 Oxford Road, Oxford, CT 06478 230-872-7686   Educational Playcare Simsbury 1 St. John’s Place, Simsbury, CT 06070 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Trumbull 111 Merritt Blvd Trumbull, CT 06611 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare Wallingford 15 North Plains Industrial Road, Wallingford, CT 06492 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare West Hartford on Fennway 5 Fennway, West Hartford, CT 06119 Phone: 860-232-5038   Educational Playcare West Hartford on Park 389 Park Road, West Hartford, CT 06119 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Windsor (Day Hill Village Plaza) 555 Day Hill Road Windsor, CT 06095 Phone:860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Windsor-West (Day Hill Business Park) 1045 Day Hill Road Windsor, CT 06095 Phone: 860-580-5353

  • ASAP! Summer Camp 2018

    ASAP! Summer Camp 2018 Washington Montessori School, New Preston Ages 4.5-17 , Monday-Friday, 9:00am-3:30pm July 30-August 10 Now in its 18th year, children ages 4.5-17 come to ASAP! Summer Camp to play, make friends, explore their creativity, connect with nature, become inventors and discover something new! Voted #1 Cultural Arts Organization in Northwest Connecticut, ASAP! Summer Camp is a full-day camp like no other in the area. We offer a comprehensive arts experience led by professional artists. Daily adventures include visual arts, dance, drama, music, creative writing, circus arts, yoga, pottery, outdoor activities and so much more. At ASAP! Summer Camp, kids unplug so they can connect with themselves and each other. ASAP! will provide a nut-free organic snack daily during this 2 week program. Children must bring a nut-free lunch. ASAP! SUMMER CAMP 2017 SLIDESHOW from ASAP on Vimeo.

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    Educational Playcare Windsor (Day Hill Village Plaza)

    Locations throughout CT!   Educational Playcare provides full and part-time educational childcare programs and summer camp for children from 6 weeks to 12 years old. We are proud of our reputation as the provider of the highest-quality childcare, nursery school, and preschool programs for children that can be found anywhere. We’ve maintained our high standards with the quality control that comes from being small and owner operated. Despite our relatively small size, we are still able to offer all of the benefits of the large “corporate” daycares and more! Our mission is to provide the children in our care with the highest quality developmental and educational programs in a nurturing, safe, and supportive environment and to facilitate and enrich the childcare experience of our families.   Educational Playcare Programs Offered: Chickadees (Infants) Parrots (Young Toddlers) Flamingos (Older Toddlers) Bluebirds (Young Pre-Schoolers) Canaries (Older Pre-Schoolers) Owls (K-6) Summer Camp (3yrs-K) Summer Camp (K-6)   Contact Educational Playcare today and learn why we will be your preferred child care center. We have 19 convenient locations throughout Connecticut to serve you. We look forward to speaking with you and taking care of all of your childcare needs.   Educational Playcare Avon 144 Simsbury Road, Suite 7D, Avon, CT 06001 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Berlin 9 High Road, Berlin, CT 06037 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Cheshire 1430 Highland Avenue, Cheshire, CT 06410 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare East Hampton 140 East High Street, East Hampton, CT 06424 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Ellington 137 West Road Ellington, CT 06029 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Farmington 360 Colt Highway, Farmington, CT 06032 Phone:860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Glastonbury 1193 Hebron Avenue, Glastonbury, CT 06033 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Madison 563 Durham Road, Madison, CT 06443 Phone:203-872-7686 Educational Playcare Manchester 452 Tolland Turnpike Manchester, CT 06042 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Mansfield 28 Wilbur Cross Way, Mansfield, CT 06269 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Newtown 2 Saw Mill Road, Newtown, CT 06470 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare Oxford 290 Oxford Road, Oxford, CT 06478 230-872-7686   Educational Playcare Simsbury 1 St. John’s Place, Simsbury, CT 06070 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Trumbull 111 Merritt Blvd Trumbull, CT 06611 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare Wallingford 15 North Plains Industrial Road, Wallingford, CT 06492 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare West Hartford on Fennway 5 Fennway, West Hartford, CT 06119 Phone: 860-232-5038   Educational Playcare West Hartford on Park 389 Park Road, West Hartford, CT 06119 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Windsor (Day Hill Village Plaza) 555 Day Hill Road Windsor, CT 06095 Phone:860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Windsor-West (Day Hill Business Park) 1045 Day Hill Road Windsor, CT 06095 Phone: 860-580-5353

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    Create Escape

    Create Escape is a Contemporary Art studio that specializes in Paint-Your-Own pottery, Fused Glass, Canvas painting, as well as Wheel Throwing and Handbuilding classes. This Contemporary studio is a place for families and individuals to create tangible memories, tap into their inner artist, and get a little messy! From our classes and studio time to our birthday party options we hope you will come and enjoy our creative space with us! We have a number of options to choose from to customize your party! You pick your medium from our choice of Pottery, a special dish, an animal figurine, “piggy bank”, or canvas, and we will help you decide on the details! All party package Include: Invitations Festive party room Paper products ceramic, glass or canvas project studio tools glazing & firing of pieces staff assistance & instruction a table for food and presents 1 1/2 hours of studio time a customized Birthday plaque for the guest of honor 10 person minimum to book a party – 26 people max All parties require a non-refundable booking fee. Open Studio Create Escape is a family friendly studios with a warm and welcoming atmosphere where people of all ages and artistic ability can come, Escape and Create something truly unique. We have hundreds of pieces of bisque to choose from and plenty of samples, idea books, stamps, and stencils to help you create a unique and personal design. We offer Paint your own Pottery, Fused Glass, Ceramics and Clay, Canvas Painting, Mosaics and Jewlery and Craft Impression Art! Pick one or try them all!

  • Curtain Call, Inc.

    CURTAIN CALL, INC. is Stamford, Connecticut’s longest-running and only nonprofit theatre-producing company, in residence at The Sterling Farms Theatre Complex, 1349 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06905. CURTAIN CALL has been voted BEST LOCAL THEATRE GROUP ten years in a row in Fairfield County Weekly’s Annual Readers’ Poll, BEST LOCAL THEATRE by StamfordPlus magazine for ten years running, and has received The 2011 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Culture and Tourism and the 2016 ACE Award for Excellence in the Arts. Year-round productions are presented by and for area residents in our Kweskin Theatre and Dressing Room Theatre: musicals, dramas, comedies, concert events, interactive murder mysteries, PLUS…summer Shakespeare on the Green and our Summer Youth Theatre program for participants entering grade four thru age twenty-one. THEATRE ARTS CLASSES OFFERED FALL WINTER AND SPRING: Eight-week sessions run after school, evenings and weekends in acting for the stage, TV and film, comedy, improv, musical theatre, dance and more for kids ages five and up, teens and adults! SPRING 2019 CLASSES RUN APRIL 22 TO JUNE 22, 2019! FULL-DAY SUMMER CURRICULUMS: Our SUMMERSTOCK (ages 11 to 16) and SUMMERSTOCK JUNIOR (ages 6 to 11) programs are full-day, theatre arts workshops. No previous experience is required and registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Each two-week session culminates in a showcase performance. There is NO registration for just one week of any program. The maximum number of students per session is forty (40). Students rotate throughout the day in age-appropriate groups between experienced teaching artists for specialized instruction. Our staff consists of three (3), specialized instructors, our program director, a program assistant and three (3) to six (6) classroom assistants. Material for classes (scenes, music, etc.) is often selected based on a different theme each summer. Students will work on a variety of pieces from different selected plays and musicals based upon that theme. Our showcase performance will present highlights of these pieces. Summerstock Creative Theatre (ages 11 to 16): June 24 to July 3, 2019; Mon. to Fri., 9:30am to 4:30pm. Improv, contemporary scene acting and Shakespeare. (Performance showcase is July 3 at 7:00pm.) Summerstock Musical Theatre (ages 11 to 16): July 8 to 19, 2019; Mon. to Fri., 9:30am to 4:30pm. Acting, voice and dance for musical theatre. (Performance showcase is July 19 at 7:00pm.) Summerstock Junior (ages 6 to 11): two, separate two-week sessions July 22 to August 2, 2019; Mon. to Fri., 10:00am to 3:00pm. (Performance showcase is August 2 at 3:00pm.) August 5 to 16, 2019; Mon. to Fri., 10:00am to 3:00pm. (Performance showcase is August 16 at 3:00pm.) Improv, scene acting, voice and movement. Class Discounts are available for siblings (10% off for each additional child). Scholarships and payment plans are also available for families in need. For more information or questions regarding our theatre arts classes, visit www.curtaincallinc.com or contact our Education Director, Brian Bianco at brian@curtaincallinc.com or 203-329-8207 x16.

  • Connecticut Science Center

    Appropriate for all ages and conveniently located in downtown Hartford, it’s a day trip the whole family will rave about. Visitors can explore more than 165 hands-on, minds-on activities and exhibits in 10 galleries, a state-of-the-art 3D digital theater, four educational labs, plus daily programs and events. The Connecticut Science Center offers endless exploration for children, teens, and adults. Get immersed in new experiences using the hottest high tech tools, see breathtaking views of the solar system, meet real scientists, experience LIVE science and so much more. With live programming and traveling exhibits, there’s something new to experience every time you visit. The biggest challenge is where to begin the adventure. Other amenities include a gift store, Subway, FroYo World. The Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing fun, quality family experiences and learning opportunities for visitors of all ages and enhancing science education throughout the state of Connecticut and beyond.

  • Warner Theatre

    The Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education’s highly acclaimed Young Actors Series gives students of the WTCAE the unique opportunity to showcase the skills they’ve learned in their performing arts classes at the Center through high-caliber, full-scale theatrical productions on the Warner’s magnificent Main Stage and Nancy Marine Studio Theatre stage. This season Presenting: DISNEY’S THE LION KING, JR. February 23 & 24, 2019 Disney’s The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world and now, for the first time ever, you have the opportunity to produce this one-of-a-kind musical in your your school. The African savannah comes to life on your stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle… and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. Daytime Performances with Study Guides Monday, February 25, 2019 Ages: Grades K through 5 Curriculum Connections: Music, Nature and Wildlife, Relationships and Family, Perseverance, Dreaming Big, Growing Up   Daytime Performance Study Guides AMBER BROWN IS NOT A CRAYON Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Presented by ArtsPower Ages: Grades 1 through 5 Curriculum Connections: Communication and Language Arts, Literature Based, Music, Personal Values, Relationships and Family, Perseverance – Amber Brown is having what may be the worst year of her life. She and Justin Daniels were the perfect team: they laughed at each other’s jokes, sat next to each other in class, and stayed best friends when Justin’s dad had to move away. But now things are different. Now, Justin’s house has been sold and he is going to Alabama; that’s too far from New Jersey to think about. ArtsPower’s uniquely funny and forthright musical portrays a feisty young girl who refuses to let her problems get the better of her. You’ll laugh and cry with Amber as she learns some valuable lessons about the virtues of patience and the meaning of forgiveness. THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS: LOST IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM Tuesday, May 28, 2019 Presented by Theaterworks USA Ages: Grades K through 5 Curriculum Connections: Communication and Language Arts, Literature Based, Music, Science, Social Studies, Teamwork – When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip! But when rivalries both old and new threaten to tear the students apart, our young heroes must learn to pull together or risk getting forever lost in the solar system. Hop on the Magic School Bus for a ride in this new musical adaptation based on the original book series published by Scholastic.THE ADDAMS FAMILY young@part edition Get in on the fun! For SUMMER ARTS PROGRAM 2019 JOIN US FOR OUR 26TH SUMMER! Established in 1993, the Warner Theatre Summer Arts Program is a summer day camp licensed by the State of CT Dept of Public Health where students ages 5 – 16 can explore and develop their artistic talents in an atmosphere of encouragement, enrichment, and enlightenment. Our faculty members cite regional, national, Read more [...]

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    Educational Playcare Newtown

    Locations throughout CT!   Educational Playcare provides full and part-time educational childcare programs and summer camp for children from 6 weeks to 12 years old. We are proud of our reputation as the provider of the highest-quality childcare, nursery school, and preschool programs for children that can be found anywhere. We’ve maintained our high standards with the quality control that comes from being small and owner operated. Despite our relatively small size, we are still able to offer all of the benefits of the large “corporate” daycares and more! Our mission is to provide the children in our care with the highest quality developmental and educational programs in a nurturing, safe, and supportive environment and to facilitate and enrich the childcare experience of our families.   Educational Playcare Programs Offered: Chickadees (Infants) Parrots (Young Toddlers) Flamingos (Older Toddlers) Bluebirds (Young Pre-Schoolers) Canaries (Older Pre-Schoolers) Owls (K-6) Summer Camp (3yrs-K) Summer Camp (K-6)   Contact Educational Playcare today and learn why we will be your preferred child care center. We have 19 convenient locations throughout Connecticut to serve you. We look forward to speaking with you and taking care of all of your childcare needs.   Educational Playcare Avon 144 Simsbury Road, Suite 7D, Avon, CT 06001 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Berlin 9 High Road, Berlin, CT 06037 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Cheshire 1430 Highland Avenue, Cheshire, CT 06410 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare East Hampton 140 East High Street, East Hampton, CT 06424 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Ellington 137 West Road Ellington, CT 06029 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Farmington 360 Colt Highway, Farmington, CT 06032 Phone:860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Glastonbury 1193 Hebron Avenue, Glastonbury, CT 06033 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Madison 563 Durham Road, Madison, CT 06443 Phone:203-872-7686 Educational Playcare Manchester 452 Tolland Turnpike Manchester, CT 06042 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Mansfield 28 Wilbur Cross Way, Mansfield, CT 06269 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Newtown 2 Saw Mill Road, Newtown, CT 06470 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare Oxford 290 Oxford Road, Oxford, CT 06478 230-872-7686   Educational Playcare Simsbury 1 St. John’s Place, Simsbury, CT 06070 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Trumbull 111 Merritt Blvd Trumbull, CT 06611 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare Wallingford 15 North Plains Industrial Road, Wallingford, CT 06492 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare West Hartford on Fennway 5 Fennway, West Hartford, CT 06119 Phone: 860-232-5038   Educational Playcare West Hartford on Park 389 Park Road, West Hartford, CT 06119 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Windsor (Day Hill Village Plaza) 555 Day Hill Road Windsor, CT 06095 Phone:860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Windsor-West (Day Hill Business Park) 1045 Day Hill Road Windsor, CT 06095 Phone: 860-580-5353

  • Thames Valley Music School

    Located on the campus of Connecticut College, Thames Valley Music School is recognized as one of the finest private music schools in New England and has been providing the highest quality musical instruction to the residents of Southeastern Connecticut since 1979. We offer individual instruction in piano, stringed and wind instruments, percussion, voice and music theory, as well as ensembles for all ages and abilities, including our new Orchestra for advanced students. Arts Camp Thames Valley Music School Arts Camp offers an exploratory summer program exploring arts, music, theater, dance and circus arts. Campers may register for either 1-week session or both. Arts Camp offers full day arts programming, guest artists, outdoor recreation time on CT College campus, cooperative games and field trips. Arts Camp includes indoor and outdoor activities, and is a certified State of Connecticut Youth Camp (#724). Dates for 2018 Week 1: July 23 – 27 Week 2: July 30 – August 3 Sign up for one or both sessions. Different programming each session! Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Drop off 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Location – Cummings Arts Center, Connecticut College Lessons Private instruction offered weekly September – June followed by an 8-week Summer Session. Thames Valley Youth Symphony For advanced high school students and talented musicians seeking the opportunity to perform in the highest quality orchestral enviornment. Intermediate/Advanced String Orchestra An ensemble for string musicians in grades 6, 7, and 8. Junior String Orchestra An ensemble for string musicians in grades 4 and 5.

  • The Children’s Museum

    Did you know that The Children’s Museum is the fifth oldest children’s museum in the nation?!  We have so many programs to offer, you’re sure to find something for everyone!   Our Planetarium provides the audience with an “out-of-this-world” experience unlike any other. Fly to Mars, experience a supernova, or travel to another solar system!   The Wildlife Sanctuary is home to over 100 live animals, primarily former pets, displaced animals, and animals that cannot be released back into the wild. The staff works with the Avon Veterinary Clinic, Advanced Veterinary Care in Farmington and state and federal agencies to ensure that the needs of all of the animals are met.   Interactive Exhibits give children of all ages the chance to discover science on their own. With traveling exhibits, as well as our standard exhibits, there is always something new to see and do at the Museum.     Our Preschool Programs focus on each child’s needs and stage of development.  We incorporate hands-on fun that stimulates creativity, the ability to express oneself, scientific understanding, as well as mathematics and literacy skills for each child. Our on-site Preschool takes advantage of the unique resources only a museum can provide for students.   Birthday parties have never been so much fun!  Sit back and watch the magic unfold with fun science and nature activities, our ever-popular animal critters — and the museum to explore — you bring the food, we’ll provide the goody bags!   Roaring Brook partnered with The New Children’s Museum, and brings 5 miles of hiking trails on about 100 acres of a state-owned wildlife preserve. This refuge is home to a variety of native wildlife species All of this is just a glimpse of what The New Children’s Museum has to offer… Check our website for more information on everything we do!  We look forward to your visit!

  • The Greenwich Racquet Club

    The Greenwich Racquet Club, a family-owned business is proud to be celebrating its 40th anniversary. Our recently renovated lobby and some new and exciting programs promise to make our 40th year our best yet. The “Development Pathway” is one such program for our Juniors. The Pathway begins with the Tiny Tots (ages 3-4) and goes all the way through to ATP Advanced Tennis Players (ages 13-17). We focus on the proper placement of each student, according to age and skill set, and incorporate the correct court size, balls and racquets. Fun drills and games are used to develop proper technique, footwork, and ball control. JUNIOR TENNIS LESSONS FOR GREENWICH & STAMFORD, CT HOT SHOTS TENNIS   Hot Show Tennis is for children between the ages of 4 and 7 years old. The concentration of this program is to develop hand/eye coordination with games and instruction. THE JUNIOR TENNIS PROGRAM Our junior tennis lessons are designed to teach all aspects of tennis, including stroke production, positioning, strategy, and conditioning. A number of drills and games will be implemented into the lesson plan. Depending on age and ability, the student will be placed in a compatible group with up to 4 players and one instructor. Supervised match play is offered each week to allow our players the opportunity to have fun while learning the strategy needed for competition. To learn more about our junior tennis lessons and more, give us a call today.   Advanced Junior Tennis Lessons for Stamford, CT Players THE TOURNAMENT TOUGH PROGRAM   These junior tennis lessons are specifically designed for advanced players throughout Stamford and Greenwich, CT and beyond. The program offers two clinics and 3 hours of match play each week. The top high school players in Greenwich and Stamford train in this program. We also have many players who participate in the USTA Junior Competition in the Eastern and New England Divisions.     

  • World Cup All Stars – Competitive Cheer, Dance & Tumbling

    World Cup began in 1994 with a dream to provide a place for cheerleaders who wish to compete. World Cup has grown to 4 states serving a tremendous number of athletes. We believe in one simple philosophy, FAMILY FIRST! World Cup prides itself on providing a place for all cheerleaders who wish to become a part of our family. Regardless of age and ability, World Cup has a team for anyone. We are a school of learning where we try to teach life value and give positive praise in a strong structured environment. We always say, Cheerleading is the last thing we teach at World Cup. Today World Cup is one of the most recognized all-star cheerleading programs in the country, known for their distinct music selections and creative choreography.     Click here to register Classes: Register for the full six week session or drop-in individual classes  TUMBLE CLASS – all levels Mondays 5-6 PM  CHEER COMBO Thursdays 6 – 6:55PM  55 MINUTES 10:1 RATIO This class is a great first step into the All-star cheerleading world for beginners of any age or for those looking to brush up on their skills before tryouts. Athletes are exposed to every category within cheerleading such as tumbling, jumps, motion technique, stunting and dance. Cheer combo covers the following cheer basics: • Jumps • Motion technique • Cheers and chants Cheer combo covers the following tumbling basics: • Cartwheels • Back walkovers • Back handsprings FLEXIBILITY & FLYER CLASS Mondays 5:30 – 6:25  55 MINUTES 10:1 RATIO Students in flyer class gain experience in the air on our well trained bases. Athletes start by learning basic flight technique and progress through body positions and advanced entry and dismount skills as well as basket tosses and partner stunts. Class includes: • Stretching • Core conditioning necessary to hold proper body positions • Work on actual flying skills beginning at a basic level and progressing through advanced skills.  JUMPS & CORE CONDITIONING Tuesdays 5 – 5:55PM  55 MINUTES 10:1 RATIO A strong core is imperative for safety and progression in all aspects of cheerleading. Athletes in this class learn the technique behind great jumps and build the core strength required to improve jumps, tumbling, etc. STANDING BACK HANDSPRING CLASS  Thursdays 5-5:55 PM  55 MINUTES 8:1 RATIO Students in Standing Back Handspring Class will work only on the necessary drills and progressions to gain a standing back handspring. Pre-requisites: • Back-walkover • Handstand (hold for 3 seconds) OPEN GYM Saturdays 1-2PM AT WORLD CUP CT,  What is open gym at World Cup CT? Open gym is a structured tumbling class, instructed by a USASF certified World Cup tumbling coach. Here athletes will work on perfecting skills that will take them to the next level, along with mastering the correct technique for each skill. Within the hour, the athlete will engage in, drills for, standing and running tumbling, along with spotted tumbling. Once the athlete masters a new skill, the athlete will then get to show it Read more [...]

  • Romp n’ Roll Wethersfield

    Our age-appropriate classes and activities come alive in an environment designed to be stimulating and safe. Our small class sizes and experienced teachers help your child get the most out of each session. And you’ll feel right at home in our laid-back atmosphere, perfect for getting to know other parents or joining in the fun. We offer affordable tuition plans and extend discounts for siblings.  Share a unique experience with your child that’s good for both of you, and fun, to boot. It happens all day, every day, one family at a time, at Romp n’ Roll. Open Gym at Romp n’ Roll is the ultimate indoor playground for children.  These parent-supervised indoor play sessions are great for letting kids blow off steam while they have fun on our play equipment.   Kids’ parties at Romp n’ Roll are the best!  They make the mess. We clean it up. You get the hugs – nothing better than that!   Visit our website for more information on classes, enrollment, birthday parties and MORE!  

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    Educational Playcare Ellington

    Locations throughout CT!   Educational Playcare provides full and part-time educational childcare programs and summer camp for children from 6 weeks to 12 years old. We are proud of our reputation as the provider of the highest-quality childcare, nursery school, and preschool programs for children that can be found anywhere. We’ve maintained our high standards with the quality control that comes from being small and owner operated. Despite our relatively small size, we are still able to offer all of the benefits of the large “corporate” daycares and more! Our mission is to provide the children in our care with the highest quality developmental and educational programs in a nurturing, safe, and supportive environment and to facilitate and enrich the childcare experience of our families.   Educational Playcare Programs Offered: Chickadees (Infants) Parrots (Young Toddlers) Flamingos (Older Toddlers) Bluebirds (Young Pre-Schoolers) Canaries (Older Pre-Schoolers) Owls (K-6) Summer Camp (3yrs-K) Summer Camp (K-6)   Contact Educational Playcare today and learn why we will be your preferred child care center. We have 19 convenient locations throughout Connecticut to serve you. We look forward to speaking with you and taking care of all of your childcare needs.   Educational Playcare Avon 144 Simsbury Road, Suite 7D, Avon, CT 06001 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Berlin 9 High Road, Berlin, CT 06037 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Cheshire 1430 Highland Avenue, Cheshire, CT 06410 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare East Hampton 140 East High Street, East Hampton, CT 06424 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Ellington 137 West Road Ellington, CT 06029 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Farmington 360 Colt Highway, Farmington, CT 06032 Phone:860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Glastonbury 1193 Hebron Avenue, Glastonbury, CT 06033 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Madison 563 Durham Road, Madison, CT 06443 Phone:203-872-7686 Educational Playcare Manchester 452 Tolland Turnpike Manchester, CT 06042 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Mansfield 28 Wilbur Cross Way, Mansfield, CT 06269 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Newtown 2 Saw Mill Road, Newtown, CT 06470 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare Oxford 290 Oxford Road, Oxford, CT 06478 230-872-7686   Educational Playcare Simsbury 1 St. John’s Place, Simsbury, CT 06070 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Trumbull 111 Merritt Blvd Trumbull, CT 06611 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare Wallingford 15 North Plains Industrial Road, Wallingford, CT 06492 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare West Hartford on Fennway 5 Fennway, West Hartford, CT 06119 Phone: 860-232-5038   Educational Playcare West Hartford on Park 389 Park Road, West Hartford, CT 06119 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Windsor (Day Hill Village Plaza) 555 Day Hill Road Windsor, CT 06095 Phone:860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Windsor-West (Day Hill Business Park) 1045 Day Hill Road Windsor, CT 06095 Phone: 860-580-5353

  • Norwalk YMCA, Camp Sunrise (Norwalk, CT)

    Camp Sunrise is an off-site day camp held at Silvermine Elementary School for grades K-9. Camp Sunrise is held daily Monday through Friday with two choices of camp day; a regular day of 8:00-3:00pm and an extended day of 7:30-6:00 for an additional cost. The  program features Zumba, Yoga, Arts and Crafts, STEM in addition to outdoor and indoor athletic and social play. Field trips  to Wilton YMCA,  My three sons and a trip to the movies. Other field trips will be TBD.  Camp Sunrise also features Trailblazers program for sixth, seventh, eighth graders, and CIT’s (grade 9). This gives young adults the chance to have a camp experience while learning responsibility and leadership skills from the senior counselors. 2019 Registration Open!!   Registration and General Information:  • A completed registration packet including Health form is required for camp participation. • A $50 non-refundable / non-transferable registration fee due at time of registration. • A $50 deposit is required for ALL enrollment weeks at the time of registration. Deposits apply towards tuition and are non-refundable. • Weekly tuition must be paid in full prior to the start of that week or your child will not be allowed to attend camp. • SACC and past camp balances must be paid in full before enrolling for Camp Sunrise. • We offer a sibling discount of 10% off each camp week for each additional child. • Registration can be processed in person at the Norwalk YMCA office. • Refunds are issued only when requested IN WRITING no later than 30 days prior to the start of the camp week being canceled. • In the event of an injury or illness, refunds will be issued if the request is accompanied by a doctor’s note indicating the child is unable to participate in camp activities. • Field Trips: Information and parent permission forms will be available at the campsite. Signed permission slips are mandatory to participate in camp field trips. • Registration for each camp week will close the Wednesday before the upcoming week’s session at 12pm. Early Bird Rates: Register before March 31, 2019 Camp Group Camp Fees (Per Week)  Regular Day (8AM-3PM)*  Extended Day(7:30AM-6PM)** Explorers Grades K and 1 $220-$250 Pioneers & Discoverers Grades 2 and 3 $220-$250 Adventurers Grades 4 and 5 $220-$250 Trailblazers Grades 6,7 & 8 $220-$250 CIT’s Grade 9 $220-$250 Standard Rates: Register after March 31, 2019 Registration fee and $50 per week deposit are due upon registration and are NON-REFUNDABLE. Deposits apply toward weekly tuition. Care 4 Kids is accepted and YMCA Scholarships are available. Scholarship and Care 4 Kids applications must be submitted prior to registration. For those who are registering and awaiting Care 4 Kids certificates, a 50% payment of the total camp balance will be required. YMCA scholarships are available.

  • Camp Chinqueka

    Welcome to Camp Chinqueka – Summer Camp for Girls, accredited by the American Camp Association. Founded in 1955 and continually operated by the Ebner family for over 50 years, Chinqueka is a camp to be cherished for it’s traditional camping program combined with caring staff, proper safety, and a great deal of FUN! Chinqueka is a private sleepaway summer camp for girls located on Mt. Tom Pond in Litchfield, CT. Our camp philosophy is simple – comfortable girls are happy campers. Although we market the camps with our brother camp for boys, Camp Awosting, it is a separate campus 7 miles away on a different lake. We pride ourselves on a program where the girls are able to be themselves and don’t have to worry about the pressures created in a co-ed camp environment. We also feel that some interaction is beneficial, so there are multiple opportunities for the boys and girls to get together for activity exchanges, dances and off-camp trips. Add to that a first-rate staff focused on safety and ensuring campers make the most of their summer and you have a recipe for one amazing summer Chinqueka! from Awosting on Vimeo.

  • USA Martial Arts

    KARATE FOR KIDS!!!! Our kids martial arts program was designed to reinforce the life lessons and positive attributes that you work so hard to instill.  In addition to self-defense, we will build on qualities such as focus, confidence, respect and discipline.  All this in a fun, safe and supportive atmosphere.  We have classes for everyone: -Little Ninja’s      ages 3 & 4 -Kid Kicks          ages 5 & 6 -Juniors             ages 7-12 -teens & adults ages 7-70   Classes are offered for all ages and skill levels: Little Ninjas (age 3 – 4) Our smallest people have the mostest fun while they’re learning coordination, how to pay attention, and respect for others.   Kid Kicks (age 5 – 6) This is our most popular class! The goal of this class is to teach basic karate skills in a safe and enjoyable environment. The kids have fun and the parents know they are learning how to focus themselves, becoming safer and getting exercise. We also teach safety and self-defense skills that are age-appropriate and fun. Juniors Class (age 7 – 12) The juniors classes are designed to benefit the students with improved physical fitness, instilling self-confidence and personal protection skills. The structure of the classes helps to provide students of this age with the mastery of self discipline. And – it’s just plain fun and exhilarating!   Teens (age 13 – 17) Teen years are tremulous, but karate training can help smooth the rough spots with strenuous exercise, focus, self discipline, and self confidence that translates to any situation that a teen might find themselves in. Some of our teens are third degree black belts, having been with us since they were 5 years old. Other teens start training in high school, and quickly discover that practicing a martial art raises their self esteem and encourages a camaraderie with other students that surpasses that between common sports teammates. Adults (age 17 – 78) Younger adults find an excellent mix of conditioning, fitness and personal protection skills. Older adults – many of our students are in their 40s, 50s, 60s & 70s – are encouraged to be their personal best within whatever physical limits they have. The benefits of martial arts training as an adult are tremendous – conditioning, fitness, camaraderie, self confidence. Karate is one of the few “exercise programs” that actually engages your mind with your body. Visit our website or give us a call to sign up today!      

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    Educational Playcare West Hartford on Fennway

    Locations throughout CT!   Educational Playcare provides full and part-time educational childcare programs and summer camp for children from 6 weeks to 12 years old. We are proud of our reputation as the provider of the highest-quality childcare, nursery school, and preschool programs for children that can be found anywhere. We’ve maintained our high standards with the quality control that comes from being small and owner operated. Despite our relatively small size, we are still able to offer all of the benefits of the large “corporate” daycares and more! Our mission is to provide the children in our care with the highest quality developmental and educational programs in a nurturing, safe, and supportive environment and to facilitate and enrich the childcare experience of our families.   Educational Playcare Programs Offered: Chickadees (Infants) Parrots (Young Toddlers) Flamingos (Older Toddlers) Bluebirds (Young Pre-Schoolers) Canaries (Older Pre-Schoolers) Owls (K-6) Summer Camp (3yrs-K) Summer Camp (K-6)   Contact Educational Playcare today and learn why we will be your preferred child care center. We have 19 convenient locations throughout Connecticut to serve you. We look forward to speaking with you and taking care of all of your childcare needs.   Educational Playcare Avon 144 Simsbury Road, Suite 7D, Avon, CT 06001 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Berlin 9 High Road, Berlin, CT 06037 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Cheshire 1430 Highland Avenue, Cheshire, CT 06410 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare East Hampton 140 East High Street, East Hampton, CT 06424 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Ellington 137 West Road Ellington, CT 06029 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Farmington 360 Colt Highway, Farmington, CT 06032 Phone:860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Glastonbury 1193 Hebron Avenue, Glastonbury, CT 06033 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Madison 563 Durham Road, Madison, CT 06443 Phone:203-872-7686 Educational Playcare Manchester 452 Tolland Turnpike Manchester, CT 06042 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Mansfield 28 Wilbur Cross Way, Mansfield, CT 06269 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Newtown 2 Saw Mill Road, Newtown, CT 06470 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare Oxford 290 Oxford Road, Oxford, CT 06478 230-872-7686   Educational Playcare Simsbury 1 St. John’s Place, Simsbury, CT 06070 Phone: 860-580-5353 Educational Playcare Trumbull 111 Merritt Blvd Trumbull, CT 06611 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare Wallingford 15 North Plains Industrial Road, Wallingford, CT 06492 Phone: 203-872-7686   Educational Playcare West Hartford on Fennway 5 Fennway, West Hartford, CT 06119 Phone: 860-232-5038   Educational Playcare West Hartford on Park 389 Park Road, West Hartford, CT 06119 Phone: 860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Windsor (Day Hill Village Plaza) 555 Day Hill Road Windsor, CT 06095 Phone:860-580-5353   Educational Playcare Windsor-West (Day Hill Business Park) 1045 Day Hill Road Windsor, CT 06095 Phone: 860-580-5353

  • Auer Farm

    Auerfarm is space wherein students can fulfill the Core Science Curriculum. We offer instructional programs and also offer our facilities for rent. The farm is also open to exploration any day of the week from dawn til dusk. between the many, varying farm animals, the excited children and beautiful scenery, Auerfarm is an amazing community resource. We hope you will find yourself here, enjoying the simple pleasures of the farm atmosphere. You can also find out more about specific events on our events page. We offer seasonal Programs including: Farms Produce Food Summer on the Farm Apples and Cider Maple Sugaring Animal Homes Pollinator Power Celebrate your birthday at Auerfarm! We have indoor classroom space and an outdoor pavilion for your party depending on the weather and time of year. We also have a kitchen if you need it. Show up early and feel free to decorate. If you are planning on having food/cake, you will need to supply the table cloths and plates/utensils. Looking for an interesting program for your class, but can’t make it out to the farm? We can bring our Programs to you! email for more information. Click here for party options and themes! Summer Enrichment Programs are also offered. Check back in Early 2019 for upcoming program details!

  • Gymnastic Spectrum

    Gymnastic Spectrum offers a fun based and non-competitive approach in teaching young children gymnastics, tae kwon do, and Ninja skills. Classes that develop not only sport specific skills, but also fine and gross motor skills, social skills, and self-confidence are offered for boys and girls 18 months Gymnastics Classes: Tumble Bears, designed for parent + child, concentrates on movements and skills needed to aide your child’s cognitive and emotional development, coordination, motor skills, balance, strength, language, and socialization… all while having fun! Enjoy spending time with your child and create lasting relationships! The first 30 minutes are structured followed by 15 minutes of exploration! Each child to be accompanied by a parent/adult. All of our gymnastics classes are designed to develop not only gymnastics skills, but also many positive life skills. Discipline, self-confidence, strength, agility, and balance are areas we seek to develop in our students. Classes begin with aerobic/strength activities and stretching followed by skill instruction at the bars, beam, vault, trampoline, and tumbl-trak. Our pre-school, recreational, and competitive programs are all focused on learning in a FUN and safe environment If you want to concentrate just on tumbling, not all 4 Olympic events, this class is for you! Utilizing our 40-foot-long tumble track, air track, in-ground trampoline and spring floor, your child’s confidence and skills will improve rapidly. Beginner through Advanced levels available. Tae Kwon Do Introducing a child to Tae Kwon Do at a young age is a great way to further develop a child’s motor skills and self confidence. Tae Kwon Do training differs from Karate and many other martial arts forms. Our kids Tae Kwon Do program emphasizes strong kicks and extensive footwork. Our professional martial arts instructor is a 4th degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do with over 30 years experience teaching young children in the greater Danbury area. Ninja Mania PARENT & CHILD 2.5YRS – 3.5 YRS Mini Ninja This is a fun obstacle course based class for parents to challenge their child throughout our 4 Mini Ninja Mania obstacle courses! Jr. Ninja In this fun obstacle course based class, our Jr. Ninjas will jump, climb, swing and more as they develop balance, strength, and coordination…all while having a BLAST! We also work on several social skills such as following directions, problem solving, group communication and more. Ninja Inspired by the show “American Ninja Warrior”, this obstacle course-based class is structured to develop strength, balance, focus, problem solving, agility and MORE! JR. Ninja Pre-Team Our Jr. Ninja Pre-Team is a select group of Jr. Ninjas who have excelled on our Jr. Ninja courses & obstacles without much needed assistance and are ready to be challenged a bit more! Advanced Ninja Our select Advanced Ninja Mania students have mastered the obstacles in our Ninja Mania class without assitance and are ready to be challenged with obstacles at a higher level of difficulty. BY INVITE: Ninja Mania Team We are excited to enter our first year with a competitive Ninja Team! Students train at Read more [...]

  • Westmoor Park

    Westmoor Park is West Hartford’s premier environmental, agricultural , and horticultural education center.  Its 162 acres include 3 miles of trails to explore, a demonstration farm, and a variety of gardens.  The park’s main building features seasonal exhibits, a nature discovery room, a greenhouse, and a meeting room for classes and community rental.  Throughout the year Westmoor Park offers a wide range of classes and programs for schools, groups, and the general public.  From animal studies to environmental sciences and garden design, the park’s programs are both fun and educational.  The park hosts many specially themed events, programs, and family activites.  Westmoor Park also has an active gardening volunteer program through the warm months of the year.    

  • Connecticut Dance School

    Dance Education of the Highest Standard At Connecticut Dance School, we believe in the transformative power of dance. We teach that dance can add infinite depth and artistry to the lives of young people, opening them to a new world of creative expression. CDS offers a nurturing, disciplined environment where students and their parents fall in love with dance for life. Connecticut Dance School is dedicated to the highest traditions of teaching classical ballet. Proper technique, musicality, and discipline are emphasized throughout all classes. Students are trained at age-appropriate levels, a critical element in building dancers’ skill and self-esteem. This gradual process helps train younger students in the artistry and discipline necessary to excel in classical ballet. It is said that performance is all about sharing one’s love of dance.  In class, the emphasis is on learning new material and perfecting technique.  In the theater, we take what we’ve learned in the studio and share it with the audience. Performance is what dance is all about and, at Connecticut Dance School, consummate performance is the goal for every dancer.    Creative – Pre-Ballet – Ballet – Pointe – Modern – Jazz     Connecticut Dance School – Overview from Rick Godin on Vimeo.   Call us today! 203.384.2492 ctdanceschool@aol.com        *      http://www.ctdanceschool.org

  • Norwich Free Academy

    Visit NFA this fall to learn about your endless possibilities. Open House When: Sunday, October 28 – 1:00pm What: Tour our campus with a guide or explore it at your own pace, get an overview of our classes and programs and learn more about specific offerings with additional seminars. Register at 12:30pm or pre-register at nfaschool.org/openhouse Information Session When: Thursday, November 8 – 6:00pm or Wednesday, December 5 – 6:00pm Register at 5:30pm or pre-register at nfaschool.org/infosession

  • The Giggling Pig

    The Giggling Pig Art and Party Studio At The Giggling Pig, we give your children the tools to be as creative as their hearts desire! We are an art studio for children of all ages and it is our goal to provide a friendly, affordable and caring environment for children everywhere. We value “connection through expression” and work with children on their confidence and self esteem. It is important to us that your children feel confident with their creativity and leave here feeling happy. SUMMER CAMP 2017 SIGN UPS HAVE BEGUN! SHELTON: 1/2 Day Morning and Afternoon & Full Day Option Bethel: 1/2 Day Morning and Afternoon $145 for 5 half days $245 for 5 full days $35 for single half day $55 for single half day Visit our website for themes Art Classes: Beginner: Tuesday & Thursday 4:30-5:30 Intermediate: Wednesday & Thursday 5:00-6:30 Advanced: Tuesday & Wednesday 4:30-6:30 Mixed Level: Saturday 9:30-11:00 Piglet’s Art Preschool Enrichment   Thursdays from 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM   $35 per day or $135 for 4 sessions   Ages 2-5  Mommy & Me  Fridays 10:00am – 11:30am  $18 per class Birthday Parties at The Pig Our parties are not only unique but they are also affordable. Packages start at $215 for 7 children but we can host parties for up to 40 children. We get everything ready for you and you can order cupcakes through us too! This makes planning the birthday party much easier for you and we even sell party favors. So, come on in and let your children get lost in the creative process and feel proud of themselves.   Paint & Giggle BYOB Public sessions: Friday from 7:00 – 9:30 PM Private sessions: call to make a reservation $35 public sessions, $40 private sessions Don’t forget to check out our newly expanded Gift Shop available online and in store. We have a variety of prints, cards, clothing, and gifts…something for everyone! 

  • Wilton Dance Studio

    We opened our doors in 1989 and have been fortunate to work with so many children and adults from Wilton and the surrounding towns as they learn and grow. We’ve seen our alumni become productive and successful individuals in fields as varied as doctors and nurses, to lawyers and teachers as well as many finding careers in the performing arts.  We provide students with a proper technical foundation to explore their interest in dance. Our classes are fun and exciting, yet structured, with each student receiving individual attention and encouragement. We want everyone to love dance, so we are careful to select both movement and music to make learning fun, while being age-appropriate.  Our staff is well-trained to instruct movement that has correct form and is safe for our student’s developing bodies. Our staff continues to train, perform and participates in professional development activities in order to provide our students with a well-rounded, safe and appropriate class experience. Additionally students have the opportunity to participate in several performances throughout the year; Nutcracker in the fall, Competition teams during the winter months, our year-end performance in June, and a smattering of community offerings throughout the season. Tiny Tots & Early Movers Pre-School and Kindergarten: Children will experience the joy of dance and begin building a learning foundation that lasts a lifetime! Classes are taught by patient and nurturing professionals. Performance Opportunity for Pre-Ballet, Pre-Ballet/Tap Combo and Beginner Ballet (Kindergarten) Classes: Classes will participate in the Annual Year-End performance in June. You will receive an information packet for the performance in the early spring. A costume purchase and regular attendance are requirements for participation in the performance. Participation in the spring performance is guaranteed only when child participates in both terms. However, children who enroll only in the spring term will be extended an invitation to perform on a case-by-case basis. Dancers wishing to perform in our annual Nutcracker production may do so by signing up on the registration form. Rehearsals for this age group begin mid-October and take place Saturday or Sunday afternoons. There is an additional fee. Performances are held at the Wilton High School in early December.   Ballet: What makes our Ballet program so successful? Mrs. Froehlich has assembled a unified teaching staff that puts your child’s experience at the forefront. The teachers of the Ballet program (level I & above) create a cohesive, level appropriate, creative & rewarding full length ballet each year, all the while maintaining a class structure that continues to challenge and improve upon the dancer’s technique. Your child’s training is so important to us that we offer a variety of ballet classes to address the particular needs of your child. Children are often encouraged to take additional classes in different levels when required or appropriate. Admittance to all classes level II and above will be with teacher recommendation or by audition only. Students must fulfill certain physical, emotional and attendance requirements to remain eligible for a particular level class. Multiple ballet classes per week are Read more [...]

  • Boy Scouts of America, Connecticut Rivers Council

    Boy Scouts of America, Connecticut Rivers Council The Connecticut Rivers Council is one of New England’s largest private youth-serving organizations; the Connecticut Rivers Council delivers Scouting programs that develop character, citizenship, fitness, and leadership skills to more than 32,000 youth and nearly 9,000 adult volunteers in 127 cities and towns in Connecticut. The Boy Scouts of America collaborates with hundreds of churches, school affiliated groups and other community organization that organize and operate local Scout groups.       Cub Scouting is fun! no matter what grade you are in, 1st through 5th, it can be a blast. Do you like to learn by doing? This is just the place. You can learn to tie knots, set up a tent, shoot a bow and arrow (archery). Have you ever cooked a meal on a campfire? Sent a secret code to a buddy? build a bird house? Play Ultimate? Hike? Earn rewards for doing these things in Cub Scouts.     Boy Scouting, one of the traditional membership divisions of the BSA, is available to boys who have earned the Arrow of Light Award and are at least 10 years old or have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10, or who are 11, but not yet 18 years old. The program achieves the BSA’s objectives of developing character, citizenship, and personal fitness.   Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are 14 years of age OR 13 years of age and have completed the eighth grade and under 21 years of age. Venturing’s purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. The Boy Scouts of America works with multiple partner organizations to allow our members discount admission and special programs at many of our region’s top attractions. These partners include Mystic Aquarium, Boston Museum of Science, New Britain Rockcats, Connecticut Whale, XL Center and a host of other destination centers throughout the state of Connecticut and beyond. Weekly meetings are led by experienced, well-trained and qualified individuals who understand the development stages of all our youth members. These meetings are held in your hometown. To find out where a Scout unit is in your community visit http://www.beascout.org.   Camping With the Boy Scouts of America To discover more information on the camping programs offered by the Boy Scouts of America please click on this link. Camping with the Boy Scouts of America has been carefully developed to provide outstanding programs tailored to meet the needs of both Cub Scout and Boy Scout campers. The Connecticut Rivers Council owns four properties and each is used for Cub Scout camping programs and Boy Scout camping programs. Connecticut Rivers Council also operates Day Camps in locations throughout the state. These include town parks and private facilities. Summer camp is the culmination of an exciting year in Scouting. It