Summer Camps


"Our kids absolutely loved camp - everything from the sports, to the art projects, to woodshop, to the new friends they made. They came home everyday happy and excited for the next day. They've been to other summer camps before, but GCDS camp has been their favorite." - Camp Parent from 2020

Summer 2023 - June 26 - July 28

Our state-of-the-art facilities include 2 swimming pools, 4 gymnasiums, 4 tennis courts, a dance studio, a rock wall, a Performing Arts Center, a dining hall, GaGa Pits, playground structures, grass and turf playing fields, Technology and Creativity Labs, and air-conditioned classrooms. 

Campers are divided into seven age groups. This allows our professional instructors and exceptional counselors to give a personalized approach to each camper and to provide a wide variety of activities in a developmentally appropriate manner. Nut-free, nutritious lunches are provided daily to all campers in Lower Camp and Upper Camp.

Our Day Camp will go from June 26 - July 28 and is open to all children in the CT/NY area.

* There will be no camp on 7/4

Three's Camp

3 years old by June 30, 2023

Lower Camp

For ages 4 to 5

Upper Camp

For ages 6 to 13


Swim Lessons

Swim lessons are provided as part of the GCDS Summer Camp experience for campers ages 4-13. Lessons are an additional option for campers age 3 in our Stay & Swim program. Lessons are provided on-site at the Old Church Road campus. 


Meet Our Directors

Camp Director, Steve Whitmore

Steve Whitmore is serving in his eighth summer across a variety of roles at Camp. Along with being a father of three current GCDS students, Steve is also a teacher and coach at the school. Steve has been the successful coordinator of multiple mini-camps, sports teams, and other student initiatives. Steve will put to use his 17-plus years of teaching, coaching, and camp experience as we embark on another exciting season at GCDS Summer Camp!
For more information contact Steve at


Lower Camp Director, Emmanuel Saldana

Emmanuel Saldana will be in his first year as the Director of Lower Camp. As a father of two daughters, Rae (3) and Issa (1), Emmanuel is aware of the exploration and guidance needed for the youngest learners, especially in the summer. He also serves as the Associate Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, a junior Seminar teacher, advisor, and varsity swimming coach at GCDS. Emmanuel has been a lifelong summer camp person but took his passion for summer camp to start and grow the Cathedral STEAM Camp for five years in the 13-acre close of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York, NY. Most recently, Emmanuel acted as one of the program coordinators of the Horizons at Brunswick program. He looks forward to bringing this knowledge with him to the Lower Camp experience. 
For more information contact Emmanuel at


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