Partnership Camps & Programs

Hamden is proud to partner with various local groups which provide specialized and focused summer day camps and other activities and programming for kids. Partnership Camps & Programs offered through the Recreation Department include....

Mad Science Summer Camp

Past programming has included the "Science Potions & Explosions" camp session and the "Anatomy Academy". For a detailed description of programming, visit www.connecticut.madscience.org. Programming for 2021 is To Be Announced.

  • Grades 1-6
  • August, 2021
  • $210 - Half Session*
  • $365 - Full Session*

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*2021 fees are subject to change.

Whitney Players Concerts

This camp at HMS explores all aspects of theater including music, dance, acting, theater games, costuming, set design and it closes with two performances of High School Musical Jr. on July 17th at 1:00pm & 3:00 pm. Visit: www.thewhitneyplayers.org or call 203-281-6007

Disney’s High School Musical Jr.

Creative Kids Art Program

Creative Kids Summer is a program in which kids get to be kids! We will explore many art forms, read fiction and non-fiction books about the themes listed and create original art based on the theme of the week. There will even be some science and math! Students will have the opportunity to interact with kids from across Hamden and across grade levels and simply have fun!

Themes:

Week #1 = Ocean; #2 Outer Space; #3 Dinosaurs

  • Ages K-6
  • July 2021, 12th - 30th
  • $200 - Per Week 

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Supertots Sports

The Town has partnered with Superots Sports Academy to offer programming for our young children! Check out the flyer below, and contact the Academy today to register your child! 

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Skyhawks

Skyhawks is a multi-sport camp designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based games and scrimmages. By the end of the week, your child will walk away with knowledge of multiple sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and self-discipline. 


  • Multi-Sport Camp (Baseball, Basketball, Flag Football, & Soccer) Ages 7-10 @ Bassett Park
  • Mini-Hawk Camp (Baseball, Basketball & Soccer) Ages 4-7 @ Bassett Park
  • Stem & Play: Flag Football Camp Ages 8-12 @ Bassett Park

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Summer Tennis / Pickleball / Jr. Summer Team USTA/CTA

Director, Nils Le Blang, focuses on instruction of basic strokes, fundamentals of the game and fitness.The summer clinics are for  boys & girls of all levels.The clinics are 60 minutes long and held on Mondays, Wednesday, and Thursdays. Rain dates are made up. Location: Mix Ave., Tennis Center, next to Ice Skating Rink. Cost: Session #1 & #2: $95 per session / 9:30 am-10:30am; ages 5-13

  • Session 1: June 23 - July 15
  • Session 2: July 19 - August 5

Jr. Summer TEAM USTA/CTA is an intensive intermediate level player clinic that is for boys and girls ages: 10-18. This clinic is hosted by Nils LeBlang and the Sacred Heart Girls Tennis Coach & USTA Development Coach.

Contact Nils Leblang: nilsleblang@yahoo.com for any additional information.


  • Clinic is held: June 23 - August 2 
  • 10:30-11:30am
  • Cost: $125

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Slamma-Jamma BB 

This basketball clinic is taking place at Hamden Middle School this summer for Boys/Girls grades 3rd-9th, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. To register and pay by credit card visit: www.slamma-jamma.com or complete, sign , and mail the registration form below! $175 for a session

NOTE: $20 DISCOUNT IF ATTENDING TWO SESSIONS

For more information, contact: Bernie or Cindy Brennan, 203-823-7893

  • Session 1: June 28 - July 2
  • Session 2: August 9 - August 13th

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Track Conditioning

A running, conditioning, track & mindful yoga program designed to develop skills and techniques in fitness and health.   Topics include training in running, competition, nutrition, relaxation, cardio- exercises and proper equipment. Conditioning will be held by Coach Hawk (Aaron Hawkins) and he can be reached by email: ahawkins@hamden.org or by phone: 203-823-8999

  • Ages 8-16
  • $150 (Scholarships available on case by case basis)
  • May 18th - Aug 26th
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-5:30

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Spring Tennis / Pickleball

For youngsters ages 5-16 of all levels is now available!!  The programs will consist of stroke development to drills and fitness. This experience will help the player become a more inspired athlete, as they gain new skills and make new friends!!  

Contact: Nils LeBlang : Email: nilslebalng@yahoo.com for additional info

  • Session 1: - 16 & Under ($65) Saturday Clinic -- April 4,11,18, 25 ... Time: 9:30 - 10:30 am
  • Session 2: - 16 & Under ($65) Vacation Clinic -- April 13,14,15,16 ... Time: 9:30 - 10:30 am
  • Session 3: - 16 & Under ($65) Saturday Clinic -- May 2,9,16,23 ... Time: 9:30 - 10:30 am
  • Session 4 -  16 & Under ($65) After School Clinic -- June 15,16,17,18 ... Time: 4:00 - 5:00pm

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Build With Ricky

CALLING ALL YOUNG LEGO FANATICS!!!  August 2-6 2021

Lego First Responder Vehicles (8:30-11:30am):

First responder vehicles: Fire truck, rescue car, special delivery truck, etc. Students build all kinds of vehicles every day, race the car after each model built. Also, please do not forget! All vehicles are capable of remote controlling. Come to play and build with Ricky!

Batman Return with Lego (12:00-3:00pm)

Hero return! Batman keeps fighting with dark-evil! This city legend is still here with Lego Bricks! Kids build all models, such as Batman's car, Joker's rider, that related to this special movie and comic. Students will also have fun with bead building and get to bring home Batman bead patterns each day! Don't be hesitated! Build Batman with Ricky!

  • Kindergarten - 5th grade
  • Half day: $170
  • All day: $300
  • Hamden Middle School

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No. 1 Soccer Camps

Our younger players have specific needs that if taught properly can insure a greater appreciation of the game. Fun, exciting and engaging activities are all part of the week. We do this with individual and small group activities with the introduction of fun technical exercises and games that are engaging and pertinent for the age group and ability level. With our unique curriculum youth players will be exposed to the proper technique such as shooting, dribbling, 1v1, crossing and much more.

  • Morning -- 9 am to Noon
  • Ages 5-10
  • $130
  • Hamden Middle School

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Everson Soccer Academy

ESA Summer camps are designed to helps players of all ages develop athletically my mastering fundamental skills or improving your current skill set. Enjoy plenty of game/scrimmage time and make new friends. Learn from our amazing qualified coaching staff. It will definitely be an unforgettable summer!  We teach the Brazilian way where players are encouraged to play a fast, creative, and beautiful style that is recognized  and enjoyed around the world. Our staff will teach and expose our players to work and improve numerous skills such as: ball handling techniques (shooting, passing, first touch,) athleticism (speed, agility, and quickness), 1v1 skills and tactical concepts. Choose between our half-day or full-day programs!

  1. Session 1: June 28th to July 2nd @ Westwoods School
  2. Session 2: August 2nd to August 6th @ Westwoods School
  • TIGER Kixx: Ages 2 - 5 10am to 10:45 - $85
  • Half Day: Ages 5 to 14 - 9am to 12pm - $135
  • Full Day: Ages 5 to 14 - 9am to 4pm - $195

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