Summer Day Camp for Darien Campers

kayaklake@2xCamp Playland is “The Day Camp with the Away Camp Atmosphere!”  Camp Playland in New Canaan offers the finest facility, most mature staff and an incredibly diverse program for Darien campers and families.  Camp Playland was founded in 1957 and is a third generation family owned and operated summer camp.  Gary and Steve Bloom, father and son directors, take pride in providing the most wonderful summer experience for campers in Darien and all over Fairfield and Westchester Counties.  Playland provides door-to-door bus transportation in Darien.  A yellow school bus, driven by a professional driver will pick campers up at the their homes.  A Camp Playland counselor, typically a Darien resident, will ride the bus as the paid bus counselor in order to ensure every camper has the best bus ride possible.  Bus rides are a lot of fun and are an extension of the camp day!

jumpinginCamp Playland is located on Ponus Ridge in New Canaan, not far from Middlesex Road, Hoyt Street, and the Woodway Country Club in Darien.  This means a short bus ride for all Darien campers.  Campers ages 3-14 will be placed in single sex groups of 14-16 children who are all entering the same school grade.  These campers stay with their group counselors all day.  Camp Playland enjoys a 4 to 1 counselor to camper ratio.  Camp Counselors are school teachers, college students and high school students.  These group counselors escort campers from activity to activity where they meet skilled specialists who have planned the activity specifically for the age group.

A catered lunch is provided for all campers everyday.  Lunches include, but are not limited to pizza, hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken tenders, quesadillas, meatball heroes, sandwiches, fruits, vegetables and an assorted salad bar and bagel bar. We meet the needs of all campers with allergies and picky eaters.  We provide a popsicle or ice cream snack each afternoon.

Facilities include:

  • Three Heated Swimming Pools
  • Tunnel Twister Water Flume
  • Archery Range
  • Paint Ball Sling Shot Range
  • Baseball Stadium with Padded Outfield Wall
  • Mini Baseball Stadium with Home Run Wall
  • 2 Soccer and Lacrosse Fields
  • Boating & Fishing Pond
  • Human Fooseball Court
  • 300 Ft Zip Line & 80 Ft Zip Line
  • High Ropes Course with Climbing Tree, Swing Shot and Flying Squirrel
  • 9 Hold Mini Golf Course
  • Golf Driving Range
  • 2 Basketball Courts
  • Tennis Court
  • 3 Ga-ga Ball Courts
  • Air Conditioned Arts & Crafts Studio
  • Air Conditioned Infirmary
  • Low Ropes Course
  • Outdoor Karate Dojo
  • 4 Creative Play Grounds with Running Water for Sand Play
  • Water World (Extended Water Play with Water Tanks, Pipes, Sand and Water Toys)
  • Gymnastics Pavilion
  • Outdoor Amphitheater for Dance and Drama
  • Air Conditioned Music Studio
  • Duck Pin Bowling Ally
  • Air Conditioned Pre-K & Kindergarten Buildings
  • Science Exploration Pavilion
  • 3 Dining Pavilions
  • Carpet Ball Tables