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Tiny Tot Camp 2018  (Tiny Tot Camp will be held at SOUTH School)


Tiny Tot Camp- Monday through Friday, 9:15 am to 12:00 pm

 The Recreation Department sponsored Tiny Tot Camp is truly a New Canaan tradition for New Canaan children.  Assistant Recreation Director Bill Kapp oversees the staff and program presenting a daily schedule of social interaction, learning, physical exercise, and educational activities all staged in the indoor/outdoor camp location at South School.

 Staff selection consists of a majority of high school and college kids from New Canaan who may be your neighbors, babysitters and friends.  All are interviewed and selected based on their experience working with children. Pre-camp staff training focuses on camper interaction, bullying, conflict resolution, social skills, fun, friendships, first aid applications/emergencies, and more.  The camp observes a staff to camper ratio of 1/6

 The maximum enrollment per session is 20 campers.  A mix of boys and girls are selected to small groups and are paired with a trained counselor for the two-week session.  Parents will be able to request their child be assigned to a group with friends at registration time.  It is also required that all campers be toilet trained in order to attend Tiny Tot Camp

 The camp daily schedule coordinates camper fun with arts & crafts, music, singing songs, and storytelling.  These specialist led activities are pre-selected age appropriate for the campers.  The camp staff will provide a mid-morning snack to the campers of water, apple juice, and crackers.  All food is screened to be free of nuts, peanuts, or snacks manufactured in facilities where nuts may be present.  The staff will also review camper medical forms to additional food allergies.      

 Compared to other private town camps, Tiny Tot Camp registration fees are amazingly low and the best deal in town for all to afford.  We work in conjunction with the public schools and social services to provide scholarship fees for qualifying families.  We do not turn anyone away from their chance to attend Tiny Tot Camp this summer.  We have found the majority of campers return year-to-year for more Recreation Department sponsored summer camp fun at Camp Pee Wee and Waveny Day Camp. 

 If you would like any additional information about Tiny Tot Camp, you may contact Assistant Recreation Director Bill Kapp for a detailed description and examples of past camper experiences. We hope to see you this summer.

Medical Form 

We require your pediatrician to submit an annual signed document, (and for this year it must be dated after January 1, 2018), that provides the following information: date of the last physical, copy of immunization record, and certification that your child may participate in all camp activities. The document must be signed by the doctor or a licensed advanced practice registered nurse or licensed registered nurse or a licensed physician assistant. The pediatrician may use their own “office form” provided it answers these questions or use the New Canaan Recreation Department Youth Camp Health Exam Record. Requirements- the document must be received and in our office before the child attends camp; the document must be dated in the current year 2018; the physical examination date must have been within thirty-six months prior to the date of arrival at camp. Please get health certificates in as soon as possible. Phone your doctor’s office and ask for the documents to be sent to the New Canaan Recreation Department. FAX: 203-594-3606 or by mail: New Canaan Recreation Department, Post Office Box 852 New Canaan, Connecticut 06840. Children will not be permitted to attend camp without the proper health certificate. Please be aware that the camp staff is not permitted to distribute medications to campers. If a child needs to take a certain medication during camp hours, the parent or caregiver can make an appointment with the Camp Director to visit the camp and distribute that medication to his/her child.

Program Dates and Fees 2018

Tiny Tot Camp
Birthdate eligibility (born between) January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014 
Sessions 1 $275 per child per session; Session 2 or Session 3 $305 per child 

Monday through Friday
SESSION 1: JUNE 25 - JULY 6 (no camp July 4)

OPTIONAL- Extended Day Program Tiny Tot Camp Lunch Bunch

Open to those registered for Tiny Tot Camp adds an extra hour (12:00-1:00) to the day for the camper. The staff will continue with crafts and activities and pick-up time will be 1:00 pm. Please send either a snack or lunch in the morning and remember no nuts, peanuts please. Parents can register by the week for this program. Fee: $50 per week per camper.  Registration Click Here

cNew Registration Formatb

Parents may register either online or in-office starting Monday, February 26

Two ways to register:


  • This procedure requires parents to have a system login which includes a username and password before you can register. If you do not have a username and password, please call the Recreation Department office @203-594-3600. 
  • If you have a child who is currently in Kindergarten, please check with the Recreation Department to make sure his/her information in the database reflects a date of birth and current grade.
  • Registration payment via credit card will be required at the end of the online registration process.
  • See “Late Registration Penalty” below


  • Over the counter registration will require a completed camp registration form and full payment.
  • See “Late Registration Penalty” below 
  • Registration forms are available online at the Recreation Department office in Waveny House.  Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



  • All camps are open to New Canaan residents only
  • You may register children from only your family
  • Late Registration Penalty- Camper registrations within one week of the start of the camp session require a supervisor approval and are subject to a $25 fee.


If a session is full, you may request to be placed on a wait list by contacting the Recreation Department Office @203-594-3600.