Summer Camp for Westport Families
Thank you for your interest in Camp Playland of New Canaan, the day camp with the away camp atmosphere. Camp Playland is owned and operated by the Bloom family. Located on 18 wooded acres in New Canaan, Camp Playland is proud of its fine facility featuring 3 swimming pools, athletic fields, a pond, archery range, zip lines, low ropes course, outdoor theatre and so much more. This summer will be our 60th summer providing Westport youngsters with summertime memories that will last a lifetime.
Camp Playland is for children age 3 to entering 8th grade. We are a traditional day camp offering a variety of activities including: swimming, athletics, basketball, tennis, arts & crafts, dance, theatre, boating, fishing, music, archery, karate, nature, gymnastics, low ropes courses, zip lines, special events and more! Our camp day is 9:30-4:00. We provide door to door transportation for all our Westport families. Professional school bus drivers arrive at your house anytime between 8:45-9:00 and return to your home between 4:20 – 4:45 (traffic permitting). Camp Playland counselors from Westport ride the bus to ensure the camp fun begins the minute your child hops on the bus! As the busses arrive to camp, campers enjoy supervised play in their designated play grounds until flag raising. The entire camp gathers on one of our 4 ballfields for flag raising, complete with songs and cheers. After flag raising we begin our fun filled day.
Westport campers can attend two, three, four, five, six, seven or eight weeks. Campers are divided into groups based on gender and age. Group size averages 15 campers. You may request for your child to be grouped with a friend. We make every effort to accommodate grouping request. Each group has a senior counselor, typically an older college student or teacher. Working with the senior counselors are two or three junior counselors. Junior counselors are high school students and younger college students. The group counselors travel with their group throughout the entire day to their various activities. Each group follows a 6 period schedule. At each activity there is a specialist, typically an older college student or teacher, who is an “expert” in their area. Specialists plan age appropriate activities that allow for fun, hands on learning, appropriate to the developmental level and age of the campers. Campers swim twice daily, have an athletics period daily and utilize our play areas daily. The remainder of the camp activities are offered once or twice each week.
We welcome Westport families to schedule a visit to tour our facilities and meet our Directors. Your child’s summer of fun is just a phone call away!