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
The Summer Place sports and recreational program allows campers to choose from an assortment of activities based on their interests. For the camper who wants to play a sport, we offer a variety of team sports, such as flag football, baseball, and soccer, as well as individual sports, such as tennis and archery. For the camper who wants a less competitive approach or more variety on a day-to-day basis, we offer courses like recreational swimming, yoga, game of the day, dance, and cheerleading. All sports and recreational activities take place at the Watkinson School sports complex and surrounding athletic fields.
Participate in three 50-minute, recreational activity periods each morning.
Participate in three 35-minute, afternoon recreational activity periods, with a 20-minute whole group activity (organized games for the whole group, including relay races and a variety of tag games) and a Popsicle break between offerings. This allows us to bring all of our younger campers together and helps with the transition to their next class. (Grade 1–2 campers with early dismissal participate in the first two recreational activities and are dismissed at Popsicle break.)
View descriptions of the starred activities. Unless otherwise indicated, the courses are available to all grade levels.
Campers may not participate in the same recreational activity more than once each session, but may repeat an activity in a different session. Only one swim period (lessons or recreational) per camper is allowed each session.
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.