Summer 2024

New Upcoming Event:
On-Campus Open House
Sat., Mar. 2,
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Summer@Country School Open House will take place in our Thacher Building,
545 Ponus Ridge Rd. Join us to meet our camp personnel and see the spaces dedicated to our summer program. 


Programming

Summer Plus
Dates: June 12-14
Ages: Rising Grade 1- Rising Grade 5 Children

Our Summer Plus program operates from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. Summer Plus programming offers a few days of summer camp fun for those families looking for an option earlier in June. 
*Lunch and snacks included. Campers may also pack their own camp-safe lunch, if preferred. Summer@Country School is an allergy-aware campus.

Day Camp
Dates: June 17-August 16
Ages: Beginners (age 3) - Rising Kindergarteners
See below for session details
*Discount available if you register for all sessions 
 
Dates: June 17-21 and August 5-16
Ages: Rising Grade 1 - Rising Grade 4 Campers
See below for session details

Our day camp operates from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Summer@Country School offers a safe, self-contained environment perfect for campers to freely explore and enjoy their favorite activities with friends old and new. We offer a range of traditional and new activities that make each summer unique, including art, STEM and athletics, 85-acres of outdoor and woodland adventure, and weekly specials. Through hands-on experiences and a combination of guided and independent experiences, campers are encouraged to try new things, explore, accept challenges, and most of all have fun. 
*Lunch and snacks included. Campers may also pack their own camp-safe lunch, if preferred. Summer@Country School is an allergy-aware campus.

Dates: June 17-21 and August 5-16
Ages: Rising Grade 5- Rising Grade 7 Campers
*Program information coming soon

Counselor In Training Program 
Dates: June 24- August 16 (*two week sessions)
Rising Grade 8-9
See below for session details

For campers 15 and younger, this summer program allows this age group to develop professionally, have fun with their friends, and be a role model for younger campers. Our Counselor In Training (CIT) Program is a great opportunity for rising Grade 8-9. The program focuses on what it takes to be a successful camp counselor and will create a foundation of soft skills. The CITs are under the mentorship of dedicated staff as they progress through the program. Participants will have direct access to the inner workings of Summer@Country School and the expertise of the staff. This summer program allows this age group to develop professionally, have fun with their friends, and be a role model for younger campers.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Camp Info & Fees

Camp Groups
Our coed day camp is offered to children age 3 through rising Grade 4 campers. Camper groups are based on a variety of factors including age at time of session and enrollment capacities. Group information will be shared prior to the start of the camp program. 
 
Please Note: 
  • Campers must turn 3 before the first day of camp.
  • All campers must be toilet trained before the first day of camp.
  • There may be one or more groups per rising grade level.
  • Multiple grades might be combined into one camp group, based on registration numbers. 
  • Two or more counselors are assigned to each group of campers.
 
Weekly Themes
*On Fridays, wear your camp shirt for community spirit!
*On Wednesdays, dress in theme!
June 17-21 Make a Splash (dress for summer fun!)
June 24-28 Safari (dress like an animal or safari guide)
July 1-3 Under the Sea (dress for cruise or as a creature from the sea)
July 8-12 Kindness (dress as someone who inspires you)
July 15-19
DIY (dress like an artist/creator/builder etc.)
July 22-26 Space (dress like an alien)
July 29-August 2 Disney (dress like a Disney character)
August 5-9 Carnival (dress like a performer)
August 12-16 Sports (wear your favorite jersey, fan gear)


Summer Camp Fees
Full Day Camp: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Lunch and snacks provided
 
**Non-refundable deposit required to register**

Cancellation & Refund Policies
If you cancel prior to April 1, 2024, you will receive a full refund, minus your deposit payment.
If you cancel after April 1, 2024, no refund will be provided. Waitlists will generate if a group reaches capacity. In the even of a cancellation after April 1, camp administration will consult existing waitlists. If a family on the waitlist is able to take the spot, then a refund minus the deposit will be issued.
 
2024 Important Dates

Online Registration Opens Mon., November 20, 2024
On-Campus Open Houses February 10, 2024, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
March 2, 2024, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
*Whether you are a returning, new or prospective family, we invite you to take a tour of our campus and have a chance to meet with camp administrations.
Meet & Greet Sun., June 9
Families are invited to campus to meet the summer camp staff.
Summer Plus
Day Camp
June 12-14, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
June 17-August 16, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Summer Carnival
Wed., August 7, 4 - 5:30 p.m.
We invite all families to join us on campus after the camp day for a summer carnival!


 
 
 
 
 
 
Testimonials 
“Summer@Country School was the highlight of our summer! My son had a blast with new and old friends, and each day was a perfect mix of indoor and outdoor fun.
Our only regret is that we didn’t sign up for more sessions. We can’t wait for next summer!”
—PARENT OF SECOND GRADER

“My grandson, entering fifth grade, had a fabulous week of exciting experiences at the exceptionally well-organized Summer@Country School program. He loved the variety of activities offered, the daily swimming and outside games. He so enjoyed the wonderful team of caring counselors who created a fun-filled week he will always remember.” 
—GRANDMOTHER OF FIFTH GRADER


 
 
 
 
FAQs
Q: How do I register?
A: Summer@Country School has an online registration managed by CampBrain. Click on the Register Here link at the top of the page to get started. Registration opens Monday, November 20. Programming is first-come, first-serve.
Q: Do I have to sign up for the entire summer?
A: No. Camp registration is offered in two-week blocks for rising 3-year-olds through rising Kindergarteners, and on a week-by-week basis for Campers in rising Grades 1- 4 for the weeks of June 17-21 and August 5-16.
Q: Is Summer@Country School open to participants who are not enrolled at New Canaan Country School?
A: Yes! Many of our campers join us from the greater community. We welcome everyone!
Q: Are lunch and snacks provided?
A: Lunch and snacks are provided on a daily basis. Campers may also pack their own camp-safe lunch, if preferred. Summer@Country School is an allergy-aware campus.
Q: Is transportation provided?
A: No, Summer@Country School is not providing transportation to or from camp this summer. All campers must be dropped off and picked up.
Q: How are children supervised at the pool?
A: Safety at the pool is our number one concern. We have trained lifeguards on duty at all times. Additionally, campers swim only in water depths determined appropriate by their swim abilities.
Q: Is there a nurse on duty during the summer camp?
A: Yes, there is a registered nurse and/or health officer at camp every day during camp hours. Summer@Country School also hires a number of staff certified in CPR and First Aid. We will be in touch with you if your child needs to see a doctor or is too ill to continue staying at Camp during the day.
Q: Are you closed for holidays in the summer?
A: Yes, Summer@Country School observes both Juneteenth and Independence Day. Programming will, therefore, not be running on the following days:
Wed., June 19
Thurs., July 4
Fri., July 5
*Program fees are prorated to reflect these holidays.



Directions
 
New Canaan Country School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin and are afforded all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, or disability in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid policies or any other school-administered programs.