child enrichment programs in Westport, CT
Painting with a Twist
It’s a great way to get together with friends, enjoy some wine and snacks, and have a few laughs while creating a masterpiece. Plus, you’ll be making a difference in your community and helping to support the causes you care about most. Painting with a Twist is the perfect way to have fun with friends, while giving back to a local charity. Our studios host painting events each month, where participants get the chance to create a masterpiece, while enjoying wine, snacks, and laughs. It’s an enjoyable way to connect with friends and support the causes you love. Plus, you don’t have to be an artist or have any painting experience – anyone can join in the fun. So, invite your friends and family and come to your local Painting with a Twist studio for a night of creativity, connection, and charity.
Studio 23 Music
Paula Gallo is an experienced and passionate vocal and piano instructor. She has been immersed in music for more than two decades, beginning with piano lessons at the age of 8. She then studied with renowned pianist Ruth Harvey Manning of Westport, CT, and minored in piano at Syracuse University. When she’s not designing graphics, Paula teaches Music Together in Fairfield County, a program that encourages toddlers and infants to explore their musicality. She also teaches piano and voice at the School of Rock in Fairfield, CT, which uses performance-based learning techniques. With Paula’s unique and proven method, she guarantees her students will see noticeable improvement in six weeks or less.
Suzuki Music Schools of Westport & Orange
At Suzuki Music Schools, we are dedicated to inspiring young minds to experience the joy of music. Our two Connecticut locations in Westport and Orange are 501(c)3 community music schools that prioritize a high standard of musical education. We use the Suzuki method, a method that not only promotes excellence in music but also develops respect, discipline, personal confidence, teamwork, and a strong work ethic. All of this is done in a nurturing environment that also enriches family bonds. Our mission is to provide a high standard of musical education using the philosophy and methodology of Dr. Shin’ichi Suzuki. We believe in offering a nurturing environment to develop excellent musical skills and to guide all our students towards a lifelong love and understanding of music. We encourage our students to share their gifts with others within the wider community. At Suzuki Music Schools, we strive to make music accessible to everyone. We believe it is important to provide an educational environment that is both nurturing and challenging, so that our students can reach their full potential. Our goal is to help create a lifelong appreciation for music, while instilling the values of respect, discipline, personal confidence, teamwork, and a strong work ethic in our students. We believe in fostering strong family bonds through music, and we strive to help our students share their gifts with others in the community.
SDSS Martial Arts of Westport
For decades, SDSS has been the go-to for martial arts in the Northeast. Our system is unique, combining self-defense, self-discipline, fitness, and fun. Kids love our high-energy classes, which start with basics and animal-based exercises, and move into action-packed drills to develop their skills. Our instructors are the best in the industry and provide personalized attention to all our students. With multiple dojos across the region, you’re sure to find an SDSS studio near you. Come experience the fun, fitness, and self-defense benefits of SDSS today!
Kempo Academy of Martial Arts - Westport
Legacy Martial Arts offers a unique experience that sets us apart from other Martial Arts schools. We are passionate about our philosophy and strive to ensure our students have a rewarding experience that leads to a healthier and happier lifestyle. We want to be everything our students need and look for in a Martial Arts experience and we are dedicated to providing that. Our teaching methods are tailored to each student, allowing them to understand and retain the material. Our goal is to help our students develop positive character traits such as compassion, loyalty, humility, self-control and discipline. We have a duty to positively influence our students and help them become contributing members of society. At Legacy Martial Arts, we are not just teaching our students physical skills, but we are also teaching them life skills and helping them to become more than a Martial Artist – we are helping them to become well-rounded individuals who can make a difference in the world.
Wakeman Town Farm
Wakeman Town Farm Sustainability Center is an exciting example of community-focused organic living in Westport. The Farm, a model facility, offers local healthy food production, responsible land stewardship, and other sustainable practices. Its mission is to serve the community through educational workshops, student internships, after-school environmental clubs, children’s summer camp programs, growing fruits and vegetables, animal husbandry, and a farm stand and CSA pickup location. At Wakeman Town Farm, you can learn about sustainable living from experienced professionals. The Farm hosts educational workshops and internships, and hosts after-school environmental clubs and children’s summer camp programs. It also has a farm stand and CSA pickup location where you can purchase local, organic produce. The Wakeman Town Farm Sustainability Center is a great resource for Westport residents seeking to learn more about organic and sustainable living. Its mission is to serve the community by providing access to fresh, local food and educational opportunities. The Farm offers a variety of programs, from educational workshops and internships to after-school environmental clubs and children’s summer camp programs, so everyone can find something that fits their interests.
YMCA Camp Mahackeno
At the YMCA Camp Mahackeno, your child will have a summer of fun and friendship! Our traditional summer day camp is designed to create an environment where campers can make new friends and grow. Our highly trained counselors and staff are committed to providing a safe and nurturing atmosphere, as well as a wide range of activities for campers to explore. At YMCA Camp Mahackeno, we understand how important it is for campers to form meaningful relationships. We also recognize the need for children to learn about themselves and others. That’s why we encourage campers to build lasting friendships and foster their own personal growth. Our caring and knowledgeable staff are dedicated to helping campers make the most of their summer experience.
Does your child have an artistic streak? Erik & Kristen offer unique art classes tailored to your child's interests. From unicorns to landscapes and puppies, they will be able to explore their creativity and develop their own drawing skills. These classes are kept small so that each child receives the individual attention they need to create their own masterpieces. They will use a variety of mediums such as acrylic, watercolor, oil pastels, pencils, and collage paper. Erik & Kristen's goal is to help children start each class with a design concept and guide them in realizing their vision. If your little one has an affinity for art, Erik & Kristen offer specialized classes to nurture their creativity. These classes are small to ensure each student gets the personal attention they need to create unique works of art. From acrylic to collage paper, they will be exposed to a range of materials to explore. Erik & Kristen will help each budding artist come up with a design concept and provide the guidance they need to see it through. Whether your kiddo loves unicorns, landscapes, puppies or just wants to develop their drawing skills, Erik & Kristen's classes will provide the perfect opportunity.
Westport Weston Family YMCA
At the Westport Weston Family YMCA, we’re committed to helping our community reach its highest potential. We know that our community can only be as strong as our youth, our health, and our neighbors. That’s why we focus our efforts on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. We believe that the only way to bring about real, lasting change is to be focused and accountable. That’s why we measure our success by how well we engage our community in these three areas. We hope to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the health and well-being of our neighbors, and give back to our community. At the Westport Weston Family YMCA, we’re proud to be able to make a positive difference in our community. We strive to ensure that our youth, our health, and our neighbors have the resources and support they need to reach their highest potential.
Westport Tennis Club
Are your kids ready to take their tennis game to the next level? Westport Tennis Club (WTC) is here to help! We offer several junior tennis teams that are perfect for experienced players looking to play matches or for those who are just starting out. Our USTA Team program gives players the opportunity to compete in tournaments and play on a travel team. Plus, we have qualified staff members to run all team practices. New players must be evaluated by a coach or program director before joining the team. So what are you waiting for? Join us at Westport Tennis Club to give your kids the chance to reach their full potential on the court. With our comprehensive program, your kids will have the chance to take their game to the next level and have some fun while doing it!