Camp Playland

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Age group:3-14 y.o.
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Camp Playland of New Canaan is located at 800 Ponus Ridge Rd in New Canaan, Connecticut on a stunning 18-acre, beautifully wooded campus. Combining an excellent facility with a mature staff and an outstanding program, we offer finest possible camp experience for your child. Since 1957, for three generations, the Bloom family has been dedicated to excellence in day camping. Providing every child with a safe, warm, nurturing, fun and instructional summer has always been our mission. The pride and commitment to our family business is the foundation for wonderful summers for children. ... Show more


  • Theater/Drama
  • Water activites
  • Swimming
  • Nature
  • Sportsfield activities
  • Archery
  • Rope Course


  • Food option available
  • Pool
  • Pond
  • Transportation/Buses
  • Infirmary
  • Peanut free

Coupons & Discounts

  • Sibling discount


Summer Warm Up for Preschoolers
Summer Warm Up for Preschoolers
Summer Warm Up is a two week pre-camp program in June for preschool aged boys and girls. It is a combination of the best of Playland Day Camp and Preschool- the finest staff, great programs, and the best facility- to provide preschoolers with a safe, fun, nurturing and instructional warm up for summer. Campers will swim in Playland’s heated pools, enjoy boating and fishing, music, ropes courses, archery, athletics, and more. A pizza lunch is provided once a week.... Show more
Pre-K Camp (3 & 4 Year Olds)
Pre-K Camp (3 & 4 Year Olds)
Pre-K Camp is our program for the youngest Playland campers. From archery to boating and fishing to zip-lining these campers experience every aspect of Camp Playland but are able to go at their own pace as they adjust to camp. The Pre-K program is exceptionally warm and nurturing and non-competitive. Our staff nurtures each child and helps build social skills, motor development, and foster imagination. Pre-K campers have their own playground and “Pre-K building.” Additionally, preschool groups have a greater counselor to camper ratio than anywhere else in camp. A short day option with a 2:00 pm parent pick-up is available for Pre-K campers. At Playland, we take the very best care of our youngest campers.... Show more
Kindergarten Camp (Entering K)
Kindergarten Camp (Entering K)
Kindergarten Camp is all about new adventures for curious and growing four and five year olds. Kindergarten campers are involved in every aspect of Camp Playland life, and specialists carefully plan exciting and nurturing activities exclusively for this age group. The program is designed for campers to enjoy a full day at camp without feeling exhausted or overwhelmed. The Kindergarten Camp director and counselors are the most qualified teachers, college and high school students to support and help foster camper friendships, curiosities, and independence. Kindergarten campers have their own “Kindergarten Building” and eating area.... Show more
Lower Camp (Grades 1&2)
Lower Camp (Grades 1&2)
Lower Camp campers are active and ready to go! Entering first and second grade, these campers transition out of the Pre-K and Kindergarten buildings and become more independent campers. The entire Lower Camp eats together in the Picnic Pavilion and enjoys supervised free play in the camp’s largest play area during arrival and after lunch. These campers are also able to use the 300 ft zip line and enjoy more instructional athletic clinics. The Lower Camp is the largest division at Playland, and campers feel this energy in the air! The lower camp has a 1:4 counselor to camper ratio. Lower camp counselors are nurturing and caring teachers, college and high school students who make every minute at Playland fun!... Show more
Upper Camp (Grades 3-6)
Upper Camp (Grades 3-6)
Campers entering third through sixth grade are in Upper Camp. These campers enjoy Playland’s most mature and enhanced camp program. From extensive arts to “House League” sporting competitions to a late night at camp, Upper Camp campers get the best of Lower Camp with more opportunity to explore, grow, and challenge themselves. Upper Camp has their own games area with ga-ga ball, carpet ball, air hockey, ping pong, tetherball, foursquare, and basketball courts. Additionally, Upper Camp boys and girls enjoy lunch independent from the rest of the camp. There’s no better place to spend these years than at Playland.... Show more
Senior Camp (Grades 7&8)
Senior Camp (Grades 7&8)
Playland’s program for campers entering grades 7&8 allows campers to create an individualized Camp Playland experience! Our elective-based schedule has an amazing array of specialized sports, arts and adventure activities. Additionally, as the oldest campers at Playland, Senior Campers enjoy field trips off campus once a week, orienteering courses, intensive science courses, CIT opportunities, and a sleepover at Club Getaway in Kent, CT. Senior Campers are placed in groups of approximately fifteen boys and girls, creating an intimate and extraordinarily special experience. Senior Camp counselors are nurturing teachers and college students.... Show more
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802 Ponus Rdg, New Canaan, CT 06840
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