Your Connecticut preschooler might finally be ready for camp! Before children enter school, whether it’s preschool or kindergarten, parents often look for opportunities to help prepare them for the upcoming school year—and summer camp is a great option. Many great summer camps in the Hartford County area fill this need. We've found short sessions, indoor and outdoor options, and plenty of summer fun for Hartford-area preschoolers and toddlers. Closer to Fairfield? You might want to see our Preschooler Camps for Fairfield County Kids instead.
Also, be sure to check out our Connecticut Summer Camp Guide and our Summer Camp Directory.
Campereenah at Mandell JCC - West Hartford (and also Canton and Bloomfield)
This summer program specially designed for preschoolers focuses on developmentally appropriate skill building in sports, arts, crafts, music, and more, and also includes fun extras like theme days and field trips. The indoor pool is a nice bonus.
Renbrook Summer Adventure Camp - West Hartford
Preschoolers can enjoy a half- or full-day experience at Renbrook, which boasts a 75-acre campus complete with three playgrounds, a natural ropes course, nature trails, and plenty of sports facilities.
Winding Trails Camp - Farmington
Three and 4-year-old campers can look forward to an exciting summer program (half-day, five days a week), that includes arts and crafts, sports, water play, and exposure to nature, music, and more. A low counselor-camper ratio ensures that children receive individual attention and are able to flourish socially, physically, and emotionally.
The Goddard School - Glastonbury
This summer curriculum incorporates STEAM learning (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) and creates unique and fun experiences for children. Summer camp offers play-based learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom. The school has two locations in Hartford County: Farmington and Glastonbury.
Romp and Roll Camp - Wethersfield
Send your littles to gym camp. Children ages 2 to 5 get all their wiggles out in this half-day camp. Wear loose clothes and send something to drink.
All Stars Gymnastics - Windsor
Children ages 4 and up can attend All Star's half-day camp. Bring a snack and participate in gymnastics instruction, games, and of course jump on the trampoline!
East Windsor Summer Fun Camp - East Windsor
Children ages 4 and 5 can enjoy a full day of summer camp in East Windsor Park. Children can participate in sports, arts and crafts, and other activities. Extended day available.
Mini Adventurers - East Granby
This camp is for the littlest ones! Three-year-olds are treated to art, games, music, games, and "self expression" at this half-day (and nicely affordable) camp.
Tony Tots Camp - Canton
Kids ages 3 to 5 meet in the Canton Community Center most days and Mill Pond Park on Fridays. Along with wading pool activities and other play-based fun, special entertainers and events are planned for the children.