Town Resources

Resources for parents and educators in Southington, Plantsville, Marion and Milldale

Summer Programs for Kids

Apogee Dance Academy

Mommy and Me program, Dance lessons for ages 3+, half day summer camp programs, 122 Spring Street, Unit D-2

Phone: 860-628-8998

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Art Studio of Connecticut

Art Studio of Connecticut offers adult and children art classes, summer programs, field trips, birthday parties, paint and sip nights, family paint time and more.
Their summer kid's camp runs four days a week in the afternoon through the summer.

1850 West Street, Rear of Building

Phone: 860-426-1188

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Arts at Angeloria’s, LLC

The Arts at Angeloria's, LLC is an eclectic, Victorian-era venue for events, entertainment, and instruction in the arts in a rustic, park-like setting. For children they offer performances, workshops and a summer day camp series with a focus on STEAM or fine arts for grades 4 to 8.

223 Meriden Waterbury Tpke
Southington, CT

Phone: 860-996-9640

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Blue Knights Sports Camps

A variety of sports camps and clinics are held in the summer for ages 6 through 12th grade, depending on the sport.
Sessions are typically 90 minutes to 1/2 day for one to two weeks.
These programs focus on fundamentals and skill development.

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Boys and Girls Club of Bristol Family Center

The Boys and Girls Club of Bristols' Mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to realize their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.

Summer Camp enables and empowers youth entering grades 1-8 in the fall to discover and develop their individual intellectual, social and physical potential in a safe and structured setting. They provide a variety of activities that are age-appropriate and designed to offer children and early teens a full day of learning and fun during the summer. They are an OEC licensed Camp.

255 West Street
Bristol, CT 06010

Phone: 8605834734

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Camp CONNRI is a 272 acre camp for The Salvation Army in Connecticut and Rhode Island, located in Ashford, CT. The American Legion Auxiliary, Post # 72, in Southington covers the cost for qualified Southington children between the ages of 7 – 12 to go to camp for four nights and five days. This is coordinated by Southington Community Services, contact Mark at (860) 628-3761.

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Cheshire KinderCare

KinderCare offers preschool, trusted part-time or full-time daycare, and educational before- or after-school programs.
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
Open: 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM, M-F

1544 Byam Rd
Cheshire, CT 06410

Phone: (203) 574-2892

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Cheshire Nursery School

The Cheshire Nursery School provides an individualized program of exploration and play with a purpose. ​All children spend a considerable amount of time outdoors, where they can explore the natural world while enhancing their growing physical prowess.

Half-Day and School-Day Programs
Full-Week & Part-Week Options
Early Drop-Off & Extended Day Available

Toddlers: Serving 24-month-olds through young 3's

The Cheshire Nursery School Summer Program features art, music and movement, science exploration and social skills, along with outdoor games, sports and water play for ages 3-6. Children will enjoy the Outdoor Nature Classroom. Each camp day runs from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and includes a mix of outdoor activities, fun summer theme-based learning inside our charming air-conditioned schoolhouse, and a one-hour “siesta” following lunch.

200 Mansion Road
Cheshire, CT

Phone: 203-272-5435

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Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA

Join a Cub Scout Pack (co-ed for girls and boys in grades K-5), a Scout BSA Troop (single sex troops for youth age 11 to 18) or a Venture Crew (co-ed for young adults age 14 to 21).
There are several packs, troops and crews in town. Contacts are on the BeAScout website, but note that unit integration of girls may not match what is on this website.
CT Yankee Council, which covers the Southington area, offers a Cub Scout summer daycamp - Scout BSA members can attend a summer resident camp with their troop or as a provisional camper with other youth who are attending independently -

Connecticut Yankee Council, P.O. Box 32 • 60 Wellington Road
Milford, CT

Phone: (203) 876-6868

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Family Resource Center of Southington

The Family Resource Center of Southington offers fun and free family programs for children ages birth to 5 years.
Contact Shannon Fitzsimons at to receive their program newsletter or send them a message through their Facebook page.

Strong School, 820 Marion Avenue

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F.A.S.T. Camp is a unique multi-sport, co-ed summer day camp with locations in Southington, Meriden, and Wallingford. Registration for 2018 is now open and weekly sessions go from June 25 until August 24.
F.A.S.T. combines physical education games, sports, exercise, recess, arts and crafts, and team building activities for grades 1-8. A CIT program is offered for grades 9-12. Camp runs from 9 am to 3 pm with, longer extended hours for 2018 from 7:45 to 5:00.
FAST Jr. is for Pre-K 4-5 years old. Junior Program is Tuesday-Thursday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

FAST is a fully insured State Licensed Day Camp and all employees are First Aid and CPR certified. They accept the Care4Kids childcare subsidy.

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Foodology Cooking School

Cooking classes for ages 5-17, summer programs, spring break workshops, stories sweets and snacks (adult & me 3-5 yrs), parties and adult workshops., 991 S. Main Street
Plantsville, CT

Phone: 860-426-9499

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Girl Scouts

Southington has several Girl Scout units for girls in grade K to 12. You need to contact the GS service center to find the unit near you.

Phone: (800) 922-2770

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Golf Quest

Golf Quest offers private lessons, group lessons, juniors programs, summer camps, short game school, miniature golf, batting cages, birthday parties, field trips, baseball fields.

125 Jude Lane
Southington, CT 06489

Phone: (860) 621-3663

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Hungerford Park Nature Center

The Hungerford Park Nature Center in Kensington is home to many domestic animals and native wild birds. There is a farm-yard, indoor exhibits, walking trails, and a picnic and play area. They offer preschool programs, summer programs, a 4-H club and rentals for birthday parties.

191 Farmington Ave

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iD Tech Camp

A summer tech camp for ages 7–18 at Stanford, MIT, and 150 top campuses. Become a coder, game developer, engineer, or designer.
CT locations include Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Wesleyan University in Middletown, Trinity College in Hartford, and Fairfield University in Fairfield.
Day and overnight programs are available.

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Indian Rock Nature Preserve

Environmental Learning Centers of Connecticut, Inc. offers educational programs, birthday parties and a summer day camp, with optional extended day hours, for grades K to 12 at Indian Rock Nature Preserve.

501 Wolcott Road
Bristol, CT 06010

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Infinity Music Therapy Services

Infinity Music Therapy Services offers high-quality, client-centered music therapy services at their location, in home or at your child's school or childcare. Experience treating children and adults with developmental disabilities, mental health needs, ambulation needs and more. A variety of music classes are being scheduled for children of all ages.
New for 2018, a 1/2 day Music Therapy Summer Camp for ages 5-16 designed specifically for children with special needs with peer models.

196 Queen Street

Phone: (860) 518-5557

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Kellys Kids – Animal Therapy Programs and Summer Farm Camp

Programs at the farm or your group's location. Summer day camp., 9 Spring Road
Prospect, CT

Phone: 203-232-3546

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Leadership Martial Arts

Leadership Martial Arts offers an exciting and safe Summer Camp specializing in unique fun games designed to motivate and challenge children ages 5-12. Campers will get to enjoy dodge ball, Ninja Warrior courses, NERF Battles, arts & crafts, and Martial Arts lessons in a huge 7,000 air-conditioned indoor space as well as play outdoor sports such as kickball, catch, and water balloon fun in our large fields. 8 Weeks of camp are offered with hours as early as 7:30 am - 5:30 pm being offered. Each week offers a unique theme as its focus with discounts available for enrolling for multiple weeks.

971 Meriden Waterbury Tpke

Phone: (860) 426-3198

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Music Shop

The Music Shop sells new and used guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, PA equipment, sheet music, accessories, and much more.
They offer an extensive music lesson program for students of all ages and abilities, from beginners to very advanced students. They offer every style of lessons from classical to jazz and pop for voice, drum, violin, guitar, mandolin ukulele, piano, woodwinds, brass and more.
The summer Rock Band Camp allows a group of school-age students meet every morning for a week and learn to play in a live-band setting. During the school year there is a similar Weekend Rock Band program.

405 Queen St
Southington, CT

Phone: (860) 628-7878

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SoCCA – Southington Community Cultural Arts Center

Music, art and pottery classes for ages 3 to adult; exhibits and performances; and creative and vocational artisan training for those with disabilities.
A variety of summer programs are offered.

93 Main Street, Corner of Main Street and Berlin Avenue
Southington, CT

Phone: 860-276-1581

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Southington Public Library

The Southington Public Library has more than just books. You can also check out videos, CDs, games, backpacks of educational materials, shaped cake pans and more.
The Children's department has a puppet theater, computers with educational programs, train table, blocks and other toys.
Their children's programs are free to attend; though the more popular programs do require you to sign up beforehand and to put down a refundable deposit (which you get back when you attend the program! It just saves your spot!).
Programs are promoted at the Children's circulation desk and on their Facebook page - (but not on the Library's Calendar of Events).

Southington Library, 255 Main St

Phone: (860) 628-0947

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Southington Public School’s Summer School Programs

Southington Public Schools offers a variety of summer school remedial and enrichment programs from elementary through high school.
The "Camp Invention" summer enrichment program for elementary students (and middle school Counselors in Training) which runs July 30 - August 3, opened registration in January 2018. Sign up early, for 2017, the program was full by early March.
Course listings and registration information for the Southington Public Schools 2018 summer school program will be available in April 2018.

Elementary: enrichment program at Hatton School and Camp Invention at Strong School, Middle and HS programs at Southington HS

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Southington Recreation Department

The Southington Recreation Department offers a variety of programs for youth and adults including baseball, softball, basketball, lacrosse, soccer, tennis lessons, swimming lessons, Music on the Green Concert series, summer playground program (aka as camp), summer theater and more.
Registration the Summer Theater and Summer Playground programs usually opens in March.
Registration for swimming lessons at Recreation and Memorial Parks usually opens in May and June.
Their Kid's Entertainment Series is held on Tuesday evenings in the summer from 6-8 PM at the Community Pavilion on the Southington Drive-In property, 995 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, Plantsville. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy an evening of free entertainment. All ages are welcome!

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Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA

The Southington-Cheshire YMCAs offer a variety of programs for children and adults - enrichment, swimming lessons, sports programs and more.
Nursery school, preschool and afterschool childcare programs
Summer camp programs
Dedicated babysitting (Amazing Kids Club) room - for when parents are using the facilities.
Spirit, Mind & Body Center featuring our Women's Health & Wellness Center, Studio 130 (classroom for Yoga, Pilates and other fitness classes)
Sports Performance Center
Separate locker room facilities for Men, Women, Boys, Girls and Families
Southington’s only 6 lane, 25 yd. indoor heated pool. (Elevator and handicap accessible)
Over 15,000 square feet of Fitness space
Functional training area for personal training
State of the art Group Cycling Studio
Studio 29 - large aerobics studio with suspended wood floor
Full gymnasium with 6 basketball hoops and/or volleyball set-up
2 Racquetball Courts
143 acre YMCA Camp Sloper Outdoor Center.
Cheshire Community YMCA Health & Wellness Center

29 High Street

Phone: (860) 628-5597

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Talcott Mountain Science Center

Talcott Mountain Science Center offers educational programs around science and technology on Saturday's (K-12), during school vacations (K-8) and in the summer (K-8).

324 Montevideo Road
Avon, CT

Phone: 860-677-8571

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The Basketball House

An indoor sports facility that offers basketball leagues for grades 3+ and volleyball leagues for grades 7+ plus summer camp programs and special events.

75 Neal Court

Phone: 860-916-3331

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Tinkergarten is on a mission to elevate childhood. They bring families together in a natural place in their community for classes where kids learn through play.
Each class becomes a tight-knit group of children and adults who learn together through well-designed, outdoor play-based activities. They help kids develop a host of important capabilities, including empathy, collaboration, creativity, persistence and problem solving. Their expert-designed classes and activities help kids ages 18 months—8 years develop core life skills while enjoying healthy, fun, engaging experiences in the physical freedom of local green spaces.

Free trial classes and paid summer classes will be offered at Recreation and Panthorn Park.
Put in 06489 or 06479 in the search of their website.

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Town & Country Early Learning Centers

Licensed for age 6 weeks through 12 years of age. Offers infant, toddler, preschool, kindergarten readiness, before and after school care, school age vacation and summer camp programs. The Care4Kids childcare subsidy is accepted.
They are on the Thalberg bus route and provide van transportation to and from Kelley, Flanders, and Derynoski.
The Care4Kids childcare subsidy is accepted.
Formerly Pumpkin Patch Preschool & Child Care Center.
Second location in Middletown.

1137 West St
Southington, CT 06489

Phone: 860-628-7900

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Valentin Karate

Kid's and Adult martial arts, birthday parties.
Summer camp at their Meriden location - 75 South Colony Street

991 South Main Street

Phone: 860-621-1474

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Y-Time is for families with kids ages 4 to 10 years old needing occasional care throughout the summer. Each week has a theme and a daily “special” activity. Daily activities may include: organized group games, arts and crafts, walking trips, outdoor games, and water activities. The Y will provide a morning snack. Children should have a lunch and an afternoon snack with an ice pack

Southington Community YMCA Learning Center, 30 High Street
Southington, CT

Phone: (860) 621-8130

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YMCA Camp Sloper

The YMCA Camp Sloper day camp program serves over 2,500 campers each summer, roughly 600+ campers per day. The program and facility are broken down into two program areas: the East Coast for younger campers in grades K-5 and the West Coast for older campers in grades 6-9. A Counselors-In-Training program is offered for those entering grade 10. Each coast has specifically trained staff members, activities, and facilities designed to meet the needs of that particular age group.
Camp Sloper is a fully insured State Licensed Day Camp. They offer financial aid to qualified individuals and families and accept the Care4Kids childcare subsidy.

1000 East St

Phone: (860) 621-8194

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YMCA Naciwonki Summer Adventures

One week summer sessions for children entering K-5. Held at Southington YMCA. Before and after care is available., 29 High Street
Southington, CT

Phone: 860-426-9567

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