Connecticut Summer Programs and Camps

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Program: Chamber Music Central Summer Programs for Students in Connecticut: Fairfield, Connecticut
Program Description: Chamber Music Central Summer Programs provide trio & quartet ensemble coaching for intermediate-advanced piano, string, and woodwind musicians in Fairfield, CT.
Participants: College, high school, middle school and elementary students
Program website: Chamber Music Central
Program: University of Connecticut Summer Engineering Program for High School Students: Storrs, Connecticut
Description: The University of Connecticut offers a pre-college residential summer program for high school students. Students have the opportunity to learn about the field of engineering, explore engineering careers, and find out about what engineers do. Participating students have a chance to work with university faculty members and meet peers with similar interests during the summer program. Students participate in hands-on activities, small group work, and discussion to further their understanding of the field of engineering.
Participants:  Sophomore and junior high school students.
Program website: University of Connecticut Summer Engineering Program
Program: University of Connecticut Mentor Connection Summer Program for High School Students: Storrs, Connecticut
Description: The University of Connecticut Mentor Connection is an annual, three-week, summer program at the University of Connecticut for academically talented secondary students. It has been designed to provide you with opportunities to participate in creative projects and research investigations under the supervision of university mentors. These mentors will work directly with you and other high school students from across the state and the country on projects in your common areas of interest.
Participants: Academically talented rising junior and senior high school students.
Program website: Connecticut Mentor Connection Summer Program
Program: Connecticut Health I-Team Summer Journalism Camps for High School Students: University of Connecticut and Yale University
Description: The Connecticut Health I-Team is offering unique, one-week workshops in journalism this July and August for high school students interested in refining their research and writing skills, while learning about the evolving field of journalism from award-winning writers and editors. The workshops, will be held at: the University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT), July 20-24; and Yale University (New Haven, CT) July 26-31 and Aug. 2-7.

The programs are led by a team of instructors including: Kate Farrish, formerly an award-winning reporter for the Hartford Courant and now a UConn adjunct professor of journalism; C-HIT senior writer and co-founder Lisa Chedekel, formerly an investigative reporter for the Courant, where she won several national awards; and C-HIT Editor Lynne DeLucia, a Pulitzer Prize-winning editor.

The workshops provide select students with the opportunity to spend a week on a university campus, learning the tools of investigative journalism by participating in seminars led by professional journalists; working on stories for publication; and spending a day visiting local newsrooms.

Participants: High school students age 16 and older.
Program website: Connecticut Heath I-Team Summer Camps

Program: Elm City ChamberFest Summer Music Program for High School Students, Middle School Students, and Elementary Students: New Haven, Connecticut
Program Description: Founded in 2005, Elm City ChamberFest is a two-week intensive chamber music program that takes place in New Haven, CT, for intermediate and advanced string students ages 8 – 18 and piano students ages 13 – 18. In addition to participating in their weekly chamber music performances, students, in small 5:1 student to teacher ratio class sizes, receive daily coachings, private lessons and master classes from ECCF faculty. Students also participate in guest artist master classes and coachings throughout the two weeks as well as have the opportunity to attend concerts by a group of world class faculty and guest artists as part of an evening concert series.

Additionally, the ECCF program includes a variety of electives and enrichment classes such as string orchestra, cello choir, music theory, choir, Jazz, Klezmer, Theater Improvisation, Yoga, and Alexander Technique.

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Participants: HS String players, HS pianists, Middle School string players, Elementary School string players. Junior Program for students aged 8 -13. Senior Program and Advanced Piano Institute for students aged 13 – 18.
Program website: Elm City ChamberFest

Program: Emagination Computer Camps Held at Fairfield University in Connecticut
DescriptionTechnology learning PLUS Summer Camp Fun!

Emagination blends the latest in technology with fun non-tech activities that create a well-rounded summer camp experience for kids & teens ages 8 -17. Two-week sessions allow time to make friends and become part of a community.

Beginners to experts choose three technology workshops. Create Digital Media – 3D Modeling, Digital Music, Photoshop. Learn to Code – Minecraft Modding, iApps, Scratch, Java, C#. Design Video Games – RPG, Action, Strategy, Mobile, Minecraft. Discover Engineering – Robots and RC Cars.

Recreation and socializing are important! Campers get unplugged in outdoor games, swimming, a talent show, camper groups and more.

The experience at Emagination Computer Camps differs from typical weeklong technology camps. Emagination balances technology learning with the fun activities and lifetime benefits of traditional summer camps.

University locations in Fairfield, Connecticut and near Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia and Atlanta bring together “kids like me” from nearby towns, states across America and many foreign countries. It’s Worth the Trip!

Participants: Kids and teens: ages 8 – 17
Program website: Emagination Computer Camps

Program: University of Hartford – The Summer Place Summer Camps and Programs for High School Students, Middle School Students, and Elementary Students: West Hartford, Connecticut
Description: The University of Hartford offers four exciting summer camp programs for children from pre-school through twelfth grade. Each program is unique, yet all share a common commitment to excellence in curriculum, staff, and facilities. All programs are based on the premise that learning and fun go hand in hand!
Participants: Teenagers and kids.
Program website: Summer Place Summer Camps
Program: iD Tech Camps for Kids and Teens: Universities in Connecticut
Description: This summer, explore a top campus, make friends as you master new tech skills, and join a community of more than 275,000 alumni. At iD Tech Camps, students ages 7-17 can learn to code, build websites, design video games, experience virtual reality, mod Minecraft, engineer robots, model and print 3D characters, and more! These weeklong, day and overnight summer programs are held at prestigious campuses nationwide. 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 and campers enjoy long-term benefits that extend into future careers. iD Tech also offers early-education STEM programs, all-girls tech camps, teen-only academies, and an online learning platform. Get started today at or call (888)709-8324 and join us as we inspire the makers of tomorrow.
Participants: Kids and teenagers.
Summer program website: iD Tech Camps
Program: iD Coding and Engineering Academy: Yale University in Connecticut
Description: Our 2-week programs immerse teens ages 13–18 in the world of computer science and app development. With personalized instruction and never more than 8 students per instructor—guaranteed—this isn’t a classroom. Our curriculum is customized so you can refine your programming skills at your pace, your way. Courses are led by hand-selected industry professionals. Some come from companies like Microsoft. Some are esteemed university professors on break for the summer. At iD Tech, you’ll gain valuable STEM skills, work hands-on with cutting-edge software, and gain Industry Insights to see how the pros work. Get immersed in the open-ended world of computer science, increase your understanding of application development, and gain a competitive advantage for college and beyond. Join us—build your tech skills, hang with new friends, explore campus, and get a taste of college life and learning.
Participants: Teenagers (13-18).
Summer program website: iD Coding and Engineering Academy for Teens
Program: SummerTech Computer Camp Available for High School Students, Middle School Students, and Elementary Students
Description: SummerTech Computer Camp is an educational and fun experience for boys and girls ages 8-17.  We offer weeklong courses in computer programming (C#, C++ and Java), Flash animation, web design, game design and Machinima.  Each of our courses can be taken for multiple weeks without repeating any content.  Our staff is both home grown from former campers who rise to the top as our most talented leaders and enhanced with top college students who excel in their specific areas. SummerTech is a forum where a child can feel comfortable with whom they are so that they have the opportunity to be fully self-expressed.  Our curriculum is sophisticated and flexible to meet the needs of each and every camper individually.

SummerTech is also well known for our competitive and casual gaming atmosphere.  Take part in nightly and weekly game tournaments as every night is a LAN party.  All day campers are invited to stay until 9pm each night at no extra cost. We offer sports and outdoor activities every day.  Lunch and dinner are included for every day camper.  Overnight campers stay in our state of the art dormitories and also receive breakfast each morning.  Come find out why SummerTech is not like any other computer camp community in the world.

Participants: High school students, middle school students, and elementary students – ages 8 – 16.
Program website: SummerTech Computer Camps

Program: Summer Theatre of New Canaan – Junior Company and High School Theatre Intensive: New Canaan, Connecticut
Description: The Summer Theatre of New Canaan, now in its 14th season of presenting acclaimed professional theatre at Waveny Park in New Canaan, offers quality theatre education programs for students. All programs are taught by working professional theatre artists (actors, directors, choreographers, creative designers) from Broadway and across the country. Middle school age students can register for the Junior Company, a three-week performance program that presents a fully produced production of Singin’ in The Rain, Jr.   High School students who are considering pursuing theater in college can attend a two-week High School Theatre Intensive with daily master classes and workshops. Workshops and classes explore and teach skills in acting, Shakespeare, theatre techniques, musical theatre, clowning, stage combat, audition prep, voice and speech, dance as well as theatre creation. Students will attend a Broadway show with a back stage tour by one of the instructors.

Participants: Junior Company: Students entering grades 5-9;  High School Theatre Intensive: Students entering grades 10-12.
Program website: Summer Theatre of New Canaan

Program: UnCharted Teen Writers Intensive Summer Program: Fairfield, Connecticut
Program Description: 5-day teen writing workshop for developing professional script-writing skills through the framework of a ten-minute play. A duo of experienced theatre professionals will model the process by creating their own new works while concurrently guiding students through engaging step-by-step instruction. Students will learn how to generate ideas, develop characters, structure a story, work with images and themes, and write dialogue, as well as how to give and take constructive feedback. They also will be introduced to industry-standard script-writing software.

By the end of the week, each student will have developed a polished short play. In addition, other industry professionals will join them for a special final-session lunch chat, providing personal insight and unique first-hand experiences from the world of theatre. Finally, students’ work will be presented as a reading by professional actors for an audience of their peers, family, and friends to take place the evening of the last day.

Participants: Students ages 12 – 21.
Program website: Unquowa Repertory Theatre Teen Writers Intensive

Program: Western Connecticut State University Summer Music Camps for High School Students and Middle School Students: Danbury, Connecticut
DescriptionSummer Strings:  The WCSU Chamber Music Camp for strings is a one-week residential camp for string instrumentalists grades 5-12. Students will be placed in level appropriate orchestral groups that will be conducted by members of the camp faculty. The week will begin with an audition by each participant for ensemble placement and culminate with a concert for the parents. In addition to ensemble participation campers will receive sectional coaching with specialists on each instrument as well as daily master classes and performances.

Band and Jazz: The WCSU Summer Music Camp is a one-week residential camp for instrumentalists grades 5-12. Students will have the opportunity to perform in traditional concert band, jazz band and orchestra at three different levels. Electives will include music theory, class piano and music technology in our fully-equipped state-of-the-art MIDI lab and chamber ensembles. The week will begin with an audition by each participant for ensemble placement and culminate with a concert for the parents.

Flute: Julius Baker Flute Master Class is a 5-night, 6-day intensive workshop for flutists of all ages. Participants may attend as performers or auditors, and may commute or reside at Western Connecticut State University.

Participants:  High School Students and Middle School Students.
Program website: Western Connecticut State University Summer Music Camp

Program: Winston Preparatory School Summer Enrichment Program (NY, CT, NJ)
Description: The Summer Enrichment Program 2016 at Winston Preparatory School provides students with the unique opportunity to participate in an individually designed program aimed to enhance academic skills and foster independence. Our program, open to fourth through twelfth grades, gives parents the flexibility to create an academic program specifically matched to the needs of their child. Winston Preparatory School is an innovative day school for students with learning differences such as dyslexia, nonverbal learning disabilities, and executive functioning difficulties.

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Participants: Students in Grades 4 – 12
Program website: Winston Prep Summer Program

Program: Yale Global Scholars Program for High School Students: New Haven, Connecticut
Description: Yale offers global scholars summer program for motivated high school students. Participants have the opportunity to study interesting topics, gain experience on a college campus, meet peers from different locations, and learn from university professors. Through the program, students can apply to study topics from a variety of different fields such as politics, economics & law; technology, innovation, & entrepreneurship; biological & biomedical science; sustainable energy & the environment; and more.
Participants: High school students
Program website: Global Scholars Program




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