Summer Camps & Programs

For High School Students:

Summer Planning Resources

Audubon Sharon:

325 Cornwall Bridge Rd, Sharon, CT 06069
(860) 3640520

Camp AHA!

NCanaan Elementary School, 90 Pease St, Canaan, CT 06018
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Camp Jewell YMCA:

6 Prock Hill Road, Colebrook, CT 06021
(860) 3792782

Camp Sloane YMCA:

124 Indian Mountain Road, Lakeville, CT 06039
(860) 4352557

Kent Recreation:

41 Kent Green Boulevard, Kent, CT 06757.   (860-927-1003)

Sharon Recreation :  (860) 364-1400   

Summer Programs Click HERE for information

Little Rascals:  Click HERE for information

Wassaic Project Camps, Amenia,  NY

Offer programs for students of all ages in art, rock music, skate boarding



45 Lincoln City Rd., Salisbury, CT  06068  860-435-9926

See also:

Camperships or reduced rates often available.

Other groups that may be able to help:

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation can also help. See and go to “SearchApplyforScholarships.” (Watch out for deadlines.)

Many towns have their own summer programs, and some have summer jobs for teens as
well. Call your social service agent or Parks and Recreation Committee.

The Housatonic Youth Service Bureau also provides internships:

Lumiere Education

Founded by Harvard & Oxford researchers, the Lumiere Research Scholar Program is a mentored research program for talented students. In the program, students work 1-1 with a researcher from a top university to produce an independent research project. See the 2023 Lumiere Brochure or visit the Lumiere website.



Alzar Gap – Three gap programs for high school graduates ages 18-22 in Idaho, USA, Patagonia, Chile, or both! Alzar School – High school semester away for 10th and 11th graders


Denison University: Summer Tutti

Summer TUTTI Performing Arts Camp at Denison University offers talented high school dancers, musicians, and theatre-makers a chance to deepen their skills while collaborating with professional artists and ensembles and peers from across the country.


University of New Haven Summer Academies

The University of New Haven invites youth to participate in innovative and individualized summer programs. Students have the chance to immerse themselves in the worlds of communications, engineering, health sciences, and more. With a number of innovative and hands-on options being offered, students will spend a week immersed with faculty, industry professionals and other students. Some programs also offer the opportunity to gain three college credits!

Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) will host the 2023 National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) Program for high school participants in Connecticut. This will be a non-residential program for two consecutive weeks (from July 17th to 21st and July 24th to 28th).  The purpose of this NSTI Program is to create awareness and stimulate interest in higher education and careers in the transportation industry. Approximately twenty in rising 10th to 12th grades will receive full scholarships to participate in the NSTI program. Please see the separate email I sent about this for the application.
Bard College at Simon’s RockCuriosity Camp
Two week exploration of college living and learning designed for students currently completing grades 9, 10 and 11. Curiosity Camp at Simon’s Rock is open to inquisitive and motivated students interested in exploring their academic and creative interests in a college environment while they are currently completing grades 9, 10 or 11. Students will participate daily in Simon’s Rock’s signature Writing and Thinking Workshop along with a Seminar, and arts and science courses to experience diverse and exciting academic offerings. The program’s cohort of 30 students allows for small class sizes where students and professors can collaborate and engage in dynamic discourse in this academic summer camp.