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 9.
Summer Camp 2021 themes are Wizard World Camp and Café Summer Camp. Visit for forms and registration.

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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Bright Beginnings Child Care Center and Nursery School

Licensed for age 6 weeks to 10 years.
Full-time childcare
Part-time nursery school: M/W/F for four year olds and Tu/Th for three year olds
Summer program for school age children, sign up on a weekly basis. The day camp option runs from 9 am to 2 pm, the full day option runs from 7 am to 5:30 pm.
Before & After School Care for Strong Elementary, which has bus transportation to/from the center, and for Oshana (formerly Plantsville) Elementary which is adjacent to the property and staff walk the children across the playground to/from school.

"Bright Beginnings has been providing quality childcare services for the town of Southington and the surrounding area for over 30 years. Our longstanding relationship with the community has been built on trust and a steadfast commitment to providing a safe, supportive and educational environment for every child that walks through our doors. At Bright Beginnings, we are dedicated to creating a nurturing, stimulating and welcoming environment for all children. Our unique programs incorporate a variety of educational theories, while always keeping the child’s best interest in mind and allowing for hands-on, experiential learning. Now under new ownership, come see some of the exciting changes we are making! To find out more about us, feel free to stop by our center or reach out by phone or email."

185 West Main St
Plantsville, CT 06479

Phone: 860-621-9770

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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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Camp Invention

Camp Invention® is a nationally acclaimed summer program where STEM concepts come to life. Led by local teachers, this program has tapped into kids' natural curiosity, giving them the opportunity to become innovators through teamwork and immersive, hands-on creative problem-solving.

Early registration discounts are available! Register and find current promotions at or call 800.968.4332.

For the current Camp Invention Southington Activities visit the Southington Schools link below.

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Camp Korp

Camp Korp is Southington's newest summer camp for all kids, who love to play, explore, compete, and have fun. Open to kids from pre-k through middle school, Camp Korp Southington offers a wide variety of unique options, such as sports and games of all kinds, building forts and exploring in the woods, water games, and water balloon activities, and even biking, nerf blaster battles, and ninja warrior obstacle course races. All campers will work together to achieve goals, take on new challenges, and encourage one another.


Phone: 203-715-3774 or 860-670-0510

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Cheshire KinderCare

KinderCare offers preschool, trusted part-time or full-time daycare, and educational before- or after-school programs.
They have an online application for information and a chat feature for after hours at
Ages: licensed for 6 weeks to 12 years, but not taking school age children
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 is now open and weekly sessions go from June through August.
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, extended hours available.
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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Holiday Hill Day Camp

Holiday Hill Day Camp has been providing day camping for children since 1954.
Their trained, certified staff members teach fun and varied activities. The small counselor to camper ratio encourages the development of diverse skills by working in small, intimate groups and encouraging each camper.

43 Candee Road
Prospect, CT 06712

Phone: 203-387-2267

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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, music lessons, and early childhood music services at their location, in home or at your child's school or childcare. We also offer dance and movement therapy as well as dance lessons.

Infinity Music Therapy Services is the only perinatal music therapy services provider in the state of Connecticut. We work with expecting families from the second trimester on providing assistance with child birth education through the creative arts, original womb song/ lullaby creation, music therapy assisted childbirth, early childhood/family bonding through music, early intervention through music therapy, and more.

We offer in-person services, sessions in the home, virtual and telehealth services, depending on the type of service.
We have experience treating children and adults with developmental disabilities, mental health needs, neurological disorders, and more.

196 Queen Street, Southington,

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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KidSpirit Summer Yoga Camp

KidSpirit Summer Yoga Camp, for kids ages 6-11, is held at the SoulSpace Yoga and Wellness studio.
The camp will be led by Amy Inzero, 500 hr. RYT and elementary school reading consultant.
In 2021, there will be 2 one week sessions offered with different yoga activities, meditations, crafts and games each day. Children may attend one or both sessions.
Session 1: June 21st-June 25th
Session 2: June 28th-July 2nd
10:00 am -1:00 pm
Only 10 students per session
Pay by 5/17: $195
After 5/17: $225
(Recommended CDC guidelines will be followed)

SoulSpace Yoga and Wellness, 26-28 W Main St.
Plantsville, CT 06479

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Leadership Martial Arts

In addition to martial arts classes, Leadership Martial Arts offers an exciting and safe Summer Camp and a before/after school program 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.

UPDATE: 8/12/21 Now offering after-school transportation! There are limited spots left for Oshana, South End, and Derynoski Elementary schools.

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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New Britain YWCA

The New Britain YWCA offers a variety of programs for children and adults.
Toddler care and preschool programs
Family Literacy Center
Sexual assault services including; sexual assault crisis service, sexual violence prevention education, empowerment workshops, and more.
Fitness Center with gym, in-person and virtual options for group exercise classes and personal training sessions.
Summer Sizzlers; The program is open to children kindergarten through 5th grade. Arts and crafts, sports and games, cooking activities, community exploration, and more!

19 Franklin Square
New Britain, CT 06051

Phone: 860-225-4681

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SCCYMCA Camp Quinnipiac

YMCA Camp Quinnipiac is a day camp in Cheshire for youth age 3 years old through Grade 8 with a CIT program for Grades 9 and 10.
Before and after care is available.
Financial Assistance is available for qualifying individuals and families. Care4Kids is accepted.

Cheshire, CT

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SCCYMCA Camp Sloper

The YMCA Camp Sloper property is open to the public on Sundays and has a playground, hiking trails, Ninja Warrior Course, basketball courts, letterboxing, Frisbee golf course, lake for fishing and exploring, and the "Super Slide."
YMCA Camp Sloper can be rented for private events including birthday parties, team building programs or other rentals.

The YMCA Camp Sloper day camp program serves over 3,100 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. A Pre-K program that runs from 9am-1pm is offered for 3 and 4 year olds.
Each coast has specifically trained staff members, activities, and facilities designed to meet the needs of that particular age group.
YMCA Camp Sloper is a fully insured State Licensed Day Camp.
They offer financial aid to qualified individuals and families.

1000 East St

Phone: (860) 621-8194

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SCCYMCA Naciwonki Summer Adventures

One-week summer sessions for children entering K-5. Held at Southington YMCA. Before and aftercare is available. Financial aid is available and Care4Kids childcare subsidy is accepted.
NEW Early Childhood Summer program, Naciwonki Junior Summer Adventures (ages 3-5).

29 High Street
Southington, CT

Phone: 860-426-9567

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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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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 - early August , usually opens registration in January. Sign up early, the program usually fills up by early March.
Course listings and registration information for the Southington Public Schools summer school program will be available on the website.

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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Tapout Fitness

Tapout Martial Arts teaches kids age 4 to 12 great life skills, including self-confidence, focus and self-defense, in a fun and engaging way.

235 Queen St
Southington, CT 06489

Phone: (860) 384-7981

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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, school age vacation and summer camp programs.
The Care4Kids childcare subsidy is accepted.
Second location in Middletown.

1137 West St
Southington, CT 06489

Phone: 860-628-7900

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USA Ninja Challenge

USA Ninja Challenge is a year-round obstacle course training program that combines basic skill sets from gymnastics, climbing, cross-training, and track and field. The sport of Ninja is quickly becoming the most fun and creative way to meet the physical needs of today’s kids! Ninja Challenge is open to boys and girls ages 4 to 17.
The class program has 6 levels to master, and each level has 27 different skills. Ninjas that demonstrate their mastery of skills advance to the next level of training. Each Ninja progresses according to their own abilities. The purpose of the program is to build a Ninja’s self-esteem, confidence, and sense of accomplishment one obstacle at a time.
Camps are offered during the summer and several school-related vacation weeks. Camps serve kids and young teens ages 6-13.

24A Robert Porter Rd
Southington, CT 06489

Phone: 860-736-5566

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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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