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PRE-K:

Sparkler Camp: Sparkler is offering an eight-week virtual camp starting July 4, 2022.  Camp activities are for parents/caregivers and children from 1.5 years old through 5 years old.  Each week, you’ll find five off-screen camp activities to play together, plus virtual story times led by Connecticut librarians!

Waterford.org: Waterford Upstart Summer Learning Path- Summer Learning Path is an at-home PreK learning program for children the summer before kindergarten. Your child will love learning with fun activities that teach reading, math, and more—all at no cost to you. They offer tech-supported translation in many languages (over 100) for parents via phone support. Coaches are available who speak English and Spanish.  Eligible Families that participate will receive a  free Dell laptop per household if needed, that they can keep at the end of the program as well as the Internet for free if/as needed. Families can call 888-982-9898 or visit our website to apply for Waterford Upstart.

ENTERING KINDERGARTEN:

Summer Start:– Summer Start registration is now OPEN! Summer Start is a FREE 5-week, half-day program for four- and five-year-old children entering the Stamford Public Schools (SPS) who have not had a complete preschool experience.   The Summer Start experience can help lessen the anxiety and stress some children feel when starting kindergarten. There are many factors that present challenges and gaps in a child’s learning experience. Before entering formal learning in the Stamford Public Schools, SPEF wants to ensure that each child has the opportunity to enjoy a safe, fun, and nurturing Pre-K learning experience.

SPORTS:

Grassroots Tennis & Education: Grassroots Tennis Summer Program is held at Cummings park in Stamford from June 27 to August 12.  Pickup application forms at their Norwalk office, 11 Ingalls Avenue, Norwalk, CT.  Provides Scholarships. 

Stamford Peace Foundation: Youth Basketball Summer League.  Children learn the fundamentals of basketball while improving their skills at any level in a fun and safe environment thanks to their top-notch curriculum.(Registration opens in May) Scholarships available.

Stamford Recreation: Day Camp, Playground & Activity Program.  Financial Assistance Available

Stamford YMCA:  Most camp activities will be indoors with limited outings.  Stamford YMCA’s summer program engaged students in activities that support their physical and emotional development including sports, arts & crafts, dance, STEM activities, and swim lessons. Campers develop intangible life skills that include negotiation, collaboration, and active listening.  Financial Assistance Available.

RF Youth Boxing: coaches use the art of boxing to promote health and wellness, encourage confidence, and build leadership skills.

MIDDLE SCHOOL TRADE PROGRAM:

Summer Exploratory Program: In partnership with the Justice Education Center Inc, JM Write Technical School will be offering rising 7th and 8th graders a two week exploratory program. Students will have the opportunity to explore four trade programs. They will gain knowledge of the technology through experiential learning. Each area will focus on project-based learning allowing students to work with their hands as well as their minds.

MUSIC & ART:

Curtain Call: Conservatory-style workshop programs in dramatic and musical theatre arts. Scholarships cover up to 50% of any workshop tuition.

Intempo: Summer instrumental and choir lessons camp for children ages 6 through 17.  Children gained exposure to instruments such as percussion, guitar, and ukulele. Children also learned how to move their bodies to Latin American dance as well as how to digitally produce music (middle school). In addition to music, students were also supported with academic enrichment in literacy and STEM.  Financial Assistance Available.

Palace Theater:  Triple Threat Performer Summer Camp. July 5 – July 15th  Under the inspiring direction of Luis Salgado, Broadway Assistant Choreographer of the Tony-winning show “In the Heights” and Director/Choreographer for “Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour”, “On Your Feet” & “Ragtime”, the exciting two- weeks will immerse students in the dynamic process of Acting, Singing and Dancing.  Financial Assistance Available.

NATURE:

Soundwaters: Sailing and marine adventure on the shore of Long Island Sound.  Children explore the Long Island Sound habitat through meaningful science experiments and adventures. They assess water quality and learn about the kinds of animals calling Long Island Sound home.  Scholarships available.

STEM & SPORTS:

Mill River Park: Summer Camp for ages 5-14. Financial Assistance Available.

FOOD INDUSTRY:

Nora’s Ovenworks: 9th Grade Internships.  Interns are asked to commit to a FULL week. Interns will set up before camp starts and clean up after camp ends. You will help kids as needed. Interns will be able to learn the lesson and possibly take home extras. Letters of recommendation, service hours and job referrals are offered.  Limited Spots available.