There can be some substantial pro's to sending Jimmy off to an all boys camp. Without the opposite sex in attendance, tweens and teens can focus more on the fun to be had and avoid any weird peer pressure. Typically, fun is geared towards the particular gender. Boys can be boys and girls can be girls. Here's a hodge podge list of boys only summer camps in CT as well as some right over the border in Massachusetts. Some have long standing traditions and are close to 100 years old, others are much newer and focused mainly on sport skills.
Camp Mah-Kee-Nac is located in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts on three mile long Lake Mahkeenac. Camp Mah-Kee-Nac for boys enjoys an unparalleled reputation as the most complete camp experience around. Founded in 1929, it is among the finest traditional boys summer camps in the United States.
6 Hawthorne Road, Lenox, MA 800.753.9118
Established in 1924, this boys only camp offers sailing, kayaking, volleyball, soccer, golf, media arts, zip line, pioneering, bungee, rocket building, and all sorts of sports. 4 weeks is the minimum stay.
Off Route 341, Kent, CT 860.927.3042
Camp Awosting for Boys
Life at Awosting is informal and friendly. What else would you expect from a family which has been raised at summer camp? Campers stay in cabins with boys their own age. Over thirty activity areas are spread out on the nearly 20 acre campus and campers will try everything. This includes swimming, canoeing, sailing, water skiing, wakeboarding, and riding go-karts. They also have a climbing tower and zip line, martial arts, fencing, photography, video production, ceramics, drama and a wood shop where you can make just about anything. And don't forget about basketball, baseball, soccer volleyball, football, lacrosse, rugby, cricket and track & field.
Mount Tom, Bantam, CT 860.567.4924
A summer sports camp for boys. It's a traditional summer boys' camp that focuses on providing quality sports instruction and fun. Boys of all skill levels thrive at Winadu where they learn new skills, gain confidence, and build lasting friendships. Their mission is “Building Character Through Sports,” and they are passionate about helping boys grow as people and athletes through our unparalleled sports program.
700 Churchill Street, Pittsfield, MA 413.447.8900
Nike Boys Basketball Camp Sacred Heart University
The Complete Skills Camp offers a challenging daily format of fundamental instruction, clinics, drills, and team games. Players will have the opportunity to develop and refine their fundamental basketball skills. Emphasis is placed on fundamental development, shooting, offensive moves, defense, rebounding, and team play, all while having fun! Located in beautiful southern Connecticut, Sacred Heart University is home to the impressive William H. Pitt Health and Recreation Center, an excellent facility in which to fine-tune your basketball game. The daily camp format, which includes fundamental instruction, lectures, and team games will leave any young camper with renewed energy and enthusiasm for the game of basketball. There are two 5 day sessions available. $650 per week.
5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield, CT 800.645.3226