Summer Day Camp near Darien, CT

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Camp Playland in New Canaan offers the finest facility, most mature staff and an incredibly diverse program for Darien, Connecticut campers and families. Founded in 1957, Playland is a third generation family owned and operated traditional day summer camp.


Camp Playland offers door-to-door bus transportation in Darien, Connecticut.  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 included in the tuition of the day camp!

jumpinginCamp Playland is located on Ponus Ridge in New Canaan, a short bus ride for all Darien campers. Camp Playland enjoys a 4 to 1 counselor to camper ratio.

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.


  • 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