Summer Camp

We know how important it is that the first school experience be happy and positive, building self-confidence and independence. Because we have extensive experience with easing children’s transition from home to school, summer at PIFS is an easy first step into a school setting.

All summer programs are staffed by caring and experienced professionals drawn from Putnam Indian Field School faculty and other early childhood programs. Our facilities and grounds have been specifically designed for young children. We have wonderful play yards with swings and slides, climbing gyms, play houses, tree houses, and plenty of open grassy areas for running and playing. Weekly themes inspire fun and learning. Our child-approved, age-appropriate activities include the following:

  • Water & sand play
  • Imaginative play
  • Art
  • Nature
  • Music

Summer program details are below. For more information, contact PIFS at 203-661-4629 or pifs@pifs.net


SMOKEY BOUNDERS ADVENTURE CAMP

Ages: 5-years-old by Dec. 31, 2020 through 6 years-old
1-Week Program: June 22-26
Monday-Friday – 9am-3pm
Pricing: $750/session


Come explore our new naturally-inspired Smokey Bounders Outdoor Play Center featuring a zip line, ropes courses including a stump walk, log balance and rope crossing, as well as two climbing towers with swings, slides and ladders. Geared for children entering Kindergarten and 1st Grade, this Smokey Bounders the one-week program is designed to:

  • Build confidence and problem-solving strategies as children take on new challenges
  • Develop team building skills through ropes courses and team games
  • Encourage creativity through imaginative play
  • Foster an appreciation of the outdoors guided by PIFS faculty.

Lunch and two snacks are included. As a nut-free school, we are very adept at handling food allergies. Sunscreen is reapplied (with parental authorization) throughout the day.

Registration form available here. Please deliver completed with payment to PIFS.


Toddler Camp

Age: 2-years-old by Dec. 31, 2020
5-Week Program: June 22-July 23
Hours: 9am-Noon, choice of 3 or 4 days, Monday-Thursday
Pricing: $1,575 for 3-day program & $2,100 for 4-day program


Prepare your child for their first school experience with toddler camp!

This camp is all about sensory education and outdoor fun! We will play in the sand, in water, with bubbles, and everything in between! The toddlers will play in small, dedicated playgrounds that are designed for our youngest children. Our goal is to overcome separation, start introducing the rhythm of school, and create familiar faces, all of which will help make the transition to school in September smooth and easy. Most of all, the goal is to have FUN!

We handle diapering for our youngest campers. Healthy snacks are provided; as a nut-free school, we are very adept at handling food allergies. Sunscreen is reapplied (with parental authorization) throughout the day.

Registration form available here. Please deliver completed with payment to PIFS.


3s/4s CAMP

Ages: 3-years-old by Dec. 31, 2020 through 4-years-old
5-Week Program: June 22-July 23
Hours: 9am-Noon, Monday-Thursday
Pricing: $1,500


It’s time to let loose and enjoy the wonderful four acres that PIFS has to offer! Your children will spend most of their days outside on our multiple playgrounds as well as across the entire campus, engaged in outdoor exploration, gardening, and using nature as our classroom. Each week will feature a different theme to add to the fun, and we will have special guest appearances throughout the program. Play is how children learn best, and play is what is encouraged through this fun, engaging and happy five-week camp!

We support 3-year-olds who are not yet potty-trained. Healthy snacks are provided; as a nut-free school, we are very adept at handling food allergies. Sunscreen is reapplied (with parental authorization) throughout the day.

Registration form available here. Please deliver completed with payment to PIFS.

For more information, contact PIFS at 203-661-4629 or pifs@pifs.net