School Life

Summer Programs


Summer Explorers: ages 3-7
Summer Academy: ages 7-13
July 6-31
4 week-long sessions modeled after our Centers of Excellence:

    • Fearless Summer

Who We Are

The Independent Day School is a Connecticut Association of Independent Schools accredited institution, which adheres to the guidelines and reflects the standards set by the National Association of Independent Schools. In addition, we are licensed by the State of Connecticut as a Youth Camp. We share the same philosophy and standards of excellence reflected in The Independent Day School’s Mission Statement: “By knowing our students deeply both as individuals and learners, IDS inspires a community of independent thinkers who are resilient and confident to take risks as they connect with others in the joyful pursuit of learning.”

Camp Facility

The 33 acre IDS campus, located 30 minutes from both Hartford and New Haven, provides access to ponds, nature trails, and multiple sports fields, as well as the Galluzzo Theatre, art studio, gym, computer lab, and Maker Lab.
If your child has any medical needs, the following forms must be completed in addition to the required forms listed above. All files must be on file before the child is able to attend camp. These files will also be reviewed for compliance by our camp physician.