Laurelwood Day Camp is open Monday-Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM and is offered to Connecticut residents with children entering grades K-5th. Entering 2nd and 3rd graders will also have the opportunity to try overnight camp during our Taste of Laurelwood weekends.
Our day campers enjoy all of Laurelwood’s facilities and programs throughout our 140 acre campus. Day campers take part in swim lessons, boating, low ropes elements, tennis, soccer, volleyball and softball instruction. They also participate in drama, nature, crafts, music, Israeli culture and special events. And don’t forget the playscape – it is a popular activity!
Day Camper to staff ratio is 1:5 with boys and girls grouped together by ages and gender. Campers enjoy healthy lunch and snacks – all included. Camp Laurelwood Day Camp is licensed by the State of Connecticut and the American Camping Association.
EXTENDED DAY OPTIONS From 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Download the Day Camp Application Here:
Day Camp Summer 2013 Application
LEGOs @ Laurelwood! July 8-July 12
Pre-Engineering with LEGO®
9:00am – 12:00pm
Grades: K to 2
Have your child become a Play-Well Engineer! Students will build cities, bridges, motorized cars/planes and explore the many creative possibilities of engineering with the LEGO® system. With access to over 100,000 pieces of LEGO, your child will have the opportunity to build what they have only dreamed of with the support of an experienced Play-Well Engineering instructor to guide them.
Engineering FUNdementals with LEGO ®
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Have your child become a Play Well Engineer! Students take on real-life engineering challenges that explore concepts in physics, architecture, mechanical and structural engineering with over 100,000 pieces of LEGO® material. From racecars to battletracks, this is a hands-on and minds-on camp suitable for Lego novices to experts. Designed by engineers, the curriculum challenges both new and returning kids to reach the next level of engineering comprehension while having fun.
Ask about our extended hours and Day Camp options!
Little Scientists® at Camp Laurelwood: July 15-July 19
Little Scientists® is a “hands-on” approach to teaching science to young children.
The goal of Little Scientists® is to excite all children about the world of science, using innovative educational techniques. Coupling interactive projects, entertaining demonstrations and simple experiments with children’s natural curiosity, Little Scientists® introduces children to the thrill of scientific discovery.
Our curriculum has been developed by Heidi Gold-Dworkin, Ph. D., in collaboration with science and early childhood educators. Dr. Gold-Dworkin (Dr. Heidi to her students) holds a doctorate in Biology from Yale University.
Little Scientists® has been extremely successful in exciting children, ages 3 through 6th grade, about the Magic of Science.
Little Scientists Grades K-2
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Little Scientists Grades 3-6
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Day Camp and extended care options are available – see our application for more details!
Pioneering Camp July 29-August 2
Rising 4th Grade – 6th Grade
An amazing outdoors experience! Five jam-packed adventuresome days of challenging high and low Ropes Course activities, pioneering, archery and canoeing. Thursday night, campers will be invited to test out their new-found skills while sleeping out under the stars on our Ropes Course. During the overnight, the campers will participate in engaging evening activities, a tasty barbecue, and s’mores around the campfire all culminating with a special breakfast Friday morning.
Theater Camp August 5-August 9
Rising 4th Grade – 9th Grade
Have your child reap the benefits from being immersed in musical theater and drama as a way to study real and fictitious characters whose stories are told through dialogue, song & dance. In the process, they will learn necessary skills to perform successfully on & off the stage!
Five days of professional-level instruction in singing, dancing and acting culminating in a Broadway-worthy live performance on the last afternoon. All participants will receive a professionally edited DVD of the crowning finale performance!
Theater Campers will also enjoy an energizing mid-morning snack, a nutritious lunch and a refreshing swim.
Its Summer Stock Camp Laurelwood style!