Summer Place Programs

Summer 2024—Registration Now Open

Set off on an unforgettable summer journey at Summer Place, where we proudly present an array of summer camp programs tailored for children ranging from pre-school to 12th grade.

Hosted on the vibrant campus of the University of Hartford, and a dedicated team of experienced educators and counselors, each unique program is designed to provide an enriching and immersive experience, based on the premise that learning and fun go hand in hand!

Explore Our Programs

swimming smiles

The Summer Place main camp program is for children who are entering grades 1 through 9 (not less than 5 or more than 15 years of age). Campers choose classes that interest them, including options such as Woodworking, STEM, Theater, Culinary, Art, Wilderness/Nature, and Recreational Sports

preschool smiles

is designed for preschool children and includes age-appropriate activities similar to, and coordinated with, the Kinderplace program. This program is offered in six one-week sessions.

playground smiles

is a kindergarten readiness program that combines the fun of camp with age-appropriate learning experiences, and is offered in six one-week sessions.

camp leader in training with young camper

Summer Place Leaders in Training offers 10th, 11th, and 12th graders an opportunity to develop leadership and communication skills to become strong and confident leaders. The program includes American Safety and Health Institute swim instruction and off-campus trips, and is offered in three two-week sessions.

At A Glance

  • 82

    enrichment courses

  • 20

    sports activities

  • 100%

    personally designed schedules

Learn and Play at Summer Place


Witness self-discovery as your child explores diverse environments and interactions, fostering a deeper understanding of who they truly are.

A New Learning Environment

Embrace a new learning environment tailored to each child's unique strengths and preferences.


Encourage independence as children navigate challenges away from parental guidance, building confidence and problem-solving skills.


Based on Shared Interests Forge friendships based on shared interests, providing a sense of belonging.

Unconstrained Creativity

Unleash your child's creativity in an environment free from academic pressures.

Join Our Team

Swimming Lessons

Looking for a great place to learn everyday and make bonds that last a lifetime? Join our team of counselors and lifeguards and make a positive and lasting impact on the lives of children and families.

Contact Us
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Summer Place Programs
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

Authorization and Membership

  • Summer Place Programs are licensed by the State of Connecticut.
  • Summer Place is a member of the Connecticut Camping Association.

University of Hartford's Commitment to an Inclusive Environment

Welcome back to how camp should be!