Drop in at any time during the two hours to meet our staff and learn more about Connecticut’s premier summer camp.
Held in the Watkinson School gymnasium, 180 Bloomfield Avenue, Hartford
are taught by our dance instructor. Both classes have a final performance at the end of the two-week session. These performances are held in the Watkinson School gym prior to the start of our regular camp day.
includes a variety of high- and low-impact aerobics and muscle-strengthening activities. Campers use hand weights, step boxes, exercise bands, medicine balls, and more. Campers learn how to use pedometers to track their steps and distance while jogging and power walking. Depending on the group’s interests, the instructor may also offer water workouts in the pool and lessons on nutrition. Note: We do not use weight-lifting equipment.
includes activities for the camper who likes to play team sports but wants some variety. The campers will play a different team sport on a daily basis. Many of these games are well known, such as kickball or volleyball, while others, such as Tseg Ball, campers may play for the very first time.
includes a variety of sports for girls only. Girls will play soccer, basketball, and other sports of their choice.
is taught by a professional karate instructor. Participants work toward receiving different color belts based on their skill and technique at the completion of the two-week session.
is for campers who are at least Red Cross Level 3 swimmers. Participants are tested for basic swimming ability on the first day of the session. Campers who do not pass the basic test will be placed in lessons at the discretion of the swim director.
is an all-afternoon option for our youngest campers. It includes daily swim lessons, a variety of recreational activities, games, read-aloud time, and a Popsicle at break. This group of campers remains with the same counselors in a nurturing environment for the entire afternoon. Sport Pals campers who choose the early-dismissal option will still get their daily swim lesson.
are taught by the Summer Place swim instructors and follow the Red Cross Learn-to-Swim curriculum.
is for campers of all abilities. Instructors will assess the campers on the first few days of each session and plan appropriate activities based on their skill levels. Includes a variety of net games.
will feature activities for campers looking for something other than team sports. We will have different activities every day, but unlike Game of the Day, they will not be team sports. Some of the planned activities are bocce, slip ‘n slide, and hide and seek.
Sports and recreational activities—along with arrival and dismissal—will take place at Watkinson School, located adjacent to the University. Watkinson offers Summer Place a modern sports center, expansive playing fields, fitness room, dance studio, and state-of-the-art amphitheater.