Children ages 9 and up can enjoy summer at The Gunnery! This year, the school will offer its own rowing and robotics camps, and The Gunnery once again will host Litchfield Jazz Camp in July and Dutch Total Soccer in August. Registration is now open for the following programs:
Rowing Camp offers athletes a fun and positive environment in which to develop their rowing skills. Three one-week sessions are offered for rowers of all skill levels: June 30‒July 5, July 7‒12 and July 14‒19. The program introduces young athletes to the sport of rowing, helps intermediate rowers to improve their skills, and assists advanced rowers in refining their training and technique to improve performance. The program is open to boys and girls entering grades 7-12 with day and overnight options available. For more information and to register, click here.
Litchfield Jazz Camp offers students the opportunity to enroll for one or more sessions at The Gunnery: June 30‒July 5, July 7‒12, July 14‒19, and July 21‒27. Founded in 1997 by Litchfield Performing Arts, the Litchfield Jazz Camp is a charitable organization dedicated to changing lives through music. The camp accepts all students age 13 years and older, from beginners to advanced musicians. Students are taught in skill-based combos and participate in jazz and theory/composition workshops, master classes, jam sessions, evening activities and concerts. Day and residential options are available. Campers perform at the Litchfield Jazz OuterFest on Saturday, July 27. Litchfield Jazz Festival performances will be held July 26‒28 at The Gunnery’s Emerson Performing Arts Center. For tickets, on sale March 20, go to litchfield
jazzfest.com. For more information and to register, please visit the Litchfield Jazz Camp website.
Dutch Total Soccer will host a full-day camp with day and residential options for boys and girls ages 9-16 at The Gunnery from August 4‒9. Players are challenged to think about the game and encouraged to develop all skills in game situations, improving greatly in a short period of time. The camp is led by Dutch Total Soccer staff, all of whom have KNVB and UEFA licenses. For more information and to register, visit the Dutch Total Soccer website.
New! Robotics Camp will be offered for two one-week sessions: June 30‒July 5 and July 7‒12. Students will work as a team to design and build a task-based robot. They will learn how to develop a concept, select and make components, wire the control system, program the device, and then test their product. The program is open to boys and girls entering grades 7‒12, with day and overnight options available. For more information and to register click here.
Founded in 1850 by abolitionist, educator, and outdoorsman Frederick Gunn, The Gunnery is a coeducational college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12/post-graduate. Dedicated teacher-mentor-coaches challenge students to reach their full potential in a home-like setting where character and citizenship are valued as much as intellect and achievement. Individualized attention and high expectations help young learners develop not only the skills and confidence they will need in college, but also the moral compass and love of learning that will serve them well in life. The school attracts ambitious, academically curious students who will both shine as unique individuals and thrive as contributing members of a deeply connected community. By the time they graduate, Gunnery students have become well rounded, grounded young adults with a sharpened sense of who they are and who they want to become.