Photo courtesy of Camp Courant
Photo courtesy of Camp Courant

Free and Cheap Summer Camps in Connecticut Available this Summer

When school ends, and parents are faced with a whole lot of unstructured time with their kids, it's time for summer camp to take over. If that sounds daunting to pay for, we've made it easy for Connecticut parents with our picks for affordable (some even free!) Connecticut summer camps. Remember also to inquire with your local parks and recreation department; these camps tend to be some of the best deals in town.

Find more recommendations in our Connecticut Summer Camp Guide, or search through our extensive Camp Listings by interest, age, or area.

Each of the camps below is employing protocols to address the unique needs of the 2021 camp season, including social distancing, face coverings, and other health and safety precautions recommended by the CDC to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please check with the individual camps for specific details.

Online - various times Pick
EarthFest Online
American Museum of Natural History Online - various times Pick
Frank Stella’s Stars, A Survey
Aldrich Museum - 12:00 PM
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