Patriot Camp

Young Girl on Water Slide

June 17 - June 21: Terrific Trip Week

Campers will experience amazing outings to Beardsley Zoo, Bounce, Playland Amusement Park, and enjoy two trips to Barlow Mountain Pool. While on campus, campers will participate in a mixture of group activities including sports, arts & crafts, games and much more! 

June 24 - June 28: Mr. Nash's Spotlight on Science

This summer, all of your favorite experiments and hands-on science activities can be found with Mr. Nash's Spotlight on Science Week! Campers will engage in and create slime, launch rockets, eat Martian dust, code and program in bloxels and doodlematic, make tornadoes and H2O molecules, and much more! A giant water balloon/squirt gun battle, awesome dance party, and time sliding down the Patriot Plunge waterslide will round out the week.

July 1 - July 3: Survivor Camp (Closed July 4&5)

The activities are endless at Survivor Camp! During this week, campers will work together in teams and challenge each other to become the ultimate Survivor Champions. Activities such as Capture the Medallion, Rhinoball, Pirate Ship, Human Bowling and Hide and Go Seek are just a few of the games that campers will participate in during the week. An exciting obstacle course and RA’s famous ice cream eating contest will be part of the fun as well!  Each day will be packed with surprises that will test one’s physical and mental skills.  

July 8 - July 12: Sparklicious Studio & Traditional Day Camp

If you love art with a sparkly twist, please take a look at RA’s Sparklicious Studio Week. Half-day themes such as Paint It!, the Exlposion Cake Bake Off, and Batch from Scratch are just a few of the activities in which campers can engage their creative imaginations! The other half of each camp day will offer a mixture of traditional day camp activities such as Bingo, tie dying, scavenger hunts, charades, crazy relay races, cooking, and some trips to Barlow Mountain pool. Daily doses of kindness and dancing fun will be incorporated in this week-long program.

July 15 - July 19: Camp Invention

Camp Invention is back at RA!! Our week of camp will be broken into four adventures. Join the Innovation Force to defeat Plagiarizer, a supervillain out to steal the world’s ideas or Deep Sea Mystery where campers will invent island-survival tools and underwater equipment used to better study marine life. In Farm Tech, campers will play the role of a farmer tackling the real-world economic challenges of running a farm and program a robot to conduct the practical tasks of running a farm. And finally, in DIY Orbot, campers will reverse-engineer a remote-controlled Orbot and explore frequency, circuit boards, motors, and gears and have their own robot participate in challenges involving art, sports, and more. Camp Invention is a week of hands-on STEM challenges and learning about world-changing inventions.

July 22 - July 26: Cupcake Wars & Traditional Day Camp

This week is perfect for children who love to bake! In this half-day, hands-on session, campers will be divided into teams and will work together to follow the cupcake daily cupcake theme.  After baking their cupcakes from scratch in the Kitchen Lab, campers will decorate them incorporating a new technique taught that day. These techniques will range from using fillings and frostings to using pastry bags to handling and applying fondant and much more. Campers will also design a presentation for the judges and will be able to take their creations home. The other half of each camp day will offer an array of traditional day camp activities such as Bingo, tie dying, scavenger hunts, charades, crazy relay races, cooking, and a trip or two to Barlow Mountain pool.
Patriot Camp is designed for children entering Kindergarten through Grade 5 and offers numerous opportunities to integrate both physical activity and educational challenges.

Camp hours are from 9am to 3:30pm with the option of extended care beginning at 8:00am and continuing until 5:00pm (additional charges apply).

For questions regarding Patriot Camp, please contact Donna Kauth by phone at (203) 894-1800 x106 or by email at
Ridgefield Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin. All staff-to-camper ratios meet or exceed the State of Connecticut requirements. Although there is no onsite registered nurse, all directors and key staff are American Red Cross certified in First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer. The local fire and health departments have inspected all our facilities and equipment. Ridgefield Academy summer programs are accredited by the State of Connecticut.