Summer Camps


6 Weeks  •  Monday – Friday  •  June 30 – August 8 (NOT July 4)
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Open to all entering Grades 1 – 7 in the fall
Camp held at Preston Veterans Memorial School  (rain or shine!)

Fee: $85 per week or $70 for 3 days per week or $80 for 4 days per week

Our program philosophy: Summertime is the perfect opportunity for children to meet new friends; participate in activities in a safe, supervised and friendly atmosphere; expand their horizons; build self esteem; and have lots of fun!  At our summer camp, kids will enjoy arts & crafts, games, music, sports, water activities, wacky science experiments, team building activities, field trips & more!!  Our staff is fantastic! Fridays are beach days at Ocean Beach for all campers!!

Before Care (8:00 - 9:00 AM) & After Care (3:00 - 5:00 PM) are also available.  Before Care fees = $5 per day or $20 per week.  After Care fees = $10 per day or $40 per week.

* Early Registration Discount ~ Register and pay in full by May 15 and receive a 10% discount on camp fees *

Download Summer Camp Brochure

Download Summer Camp Registration Form

Download Before Care & After Care Registration Form



Kids entering grades 5 - 7 in the fall are eligible to attend optional Tuesday & Thursday field trips for an additional fee.  Kids can either stay at camp for the day or join the older kids on the field trips (most kids do attend these optional field trips).  These trips do require an additional field trip fee. All Tuesday & Thursday field trips will depart shortly after 9:00 am and arrive back to the school by 3:00 pm with the exception of Brownstone Park, which departs at 8:00 am and returns at 5:00 pm.

Some of the Thursday trips require waivers to be signed for all participants, they are: 
     July 17: Empower Sports & Adventure Center Waiver
     July 24: Launch Trampoline Park Waiver
     July 31: Storrs Adventure Park Waiver
     August 7: Brownstone Park Waiver

Waivers must be filled out in order for your child to be eligible to attend the above listed trips

TUESDAYS: July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29, & August 5

Laser Tag & Cyber Sport!!

Field Trip Fee: $10 per week

Cyber what??  Cyber Sport -- each player drives their own bumper car and is given a one-handed scoop used to pick-up, pass, and shoot the ball!   Add some rules from lacrosse, basketball and hockey and you’ve got a game!!  Then it’s time to tag to you drag with the latest and greatest in laser tag in the multi-level laser tag arena!  All this excitement at one incredible place -- CT Sportsplex in North Branford, CT

Thursday, July 3 ~ Yawgoo Water Slides

Field Trip Fee: $20

Come and enjoy a day of water slides & swimming at Yawgoo Valley Water Park in Exeter, RI.

Thursday, July 10 ~ Adventureland

Field Trip Fee: $20

This will be a fun-filled day that will include: taking on the mini golf course, racing go-karts around the track, batting cages, bumper boats, and bankshot basketball.  Must be 44” or taller to steer your own bumper boat.  Must be 56” or taller to drive your own go-kart – otherwise you’ll have to ride as a passenger with a staff member.  Join us as we travel to Adventureland in Narragansett, RI. 


 Thursday, July 17 ~ Zip Lining

Field Trip Fee: $30

The Zip Line Canopy Tour, at Empower Sports & Adventure Center in Middletown, CT, consists of 5 zip lines, 2 adventure sky bridges, 8 stations, and 2 optional physical challenges (a cargo net and multi-vine traverse). This exciting activity puts participants anywhere from 40-75 feet off of the ground.  The Zip Line Canopy Tour is a unique experience that will challenge participants to take positive risks. 

Download Empower Sports & Adventure Center Waiver


Thursday, July 24 ~ Bowling & Launch Trampline Park

Field Trip Fee: $20

We’ll start the morning enjoying a few games of bowling at Norwich Bowling.  Then, we’ll travel to Launch Trampoline Park in Hartford, CT to bounce off the walls.  Enjoy jumping on wall to wall trampolines, jumping into foam fits, slam dunking basketballs, and challenge your friends to a game of dodgeball.

Download Launch Trampoline Park Waiver

Thursday, July 31 ~ Climbing Fun

Field Trip Fee: $20

There’s nothing like a climb at The Adventure Park in Storrs, CT!  You’ll see a series of platforms in the trees connected by cable, wood, rope and zip lines to form bridges. Each bridge presents a different challenge of how to get to the next platform. A series of bridges form “aerial trails” throughout the forest.

Download Storrs Adventure Park Waiver

Thursday, August 7 ~ Brownstone Park

Field Trip Fee: $30

Brownstone Adventure Water Sports Park knows how to put the fun into summer!!  This is the ultimate water park – located in Portland, Connecticut!  From water inflatables and cliff jumping to zip lines and waterslides to rope swing and rock climbing, this place has it all!!  Life jackets (provided) are required to worn at all times.  Bus will depart at 8:00 am and return at 5:00 pm.

Download Brownstone Park Waiver

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Dates: Monday - Friday, August 11 - 15, 2014
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
ocation: Preston Veterans Memorial School (PVMS)

Fee: $150 for Preston residents; $160 for non-residents for all registrations received on or before 
Registration Fee after June 13: $165 for Preston residents; $175 for non-residents

Open to boys & girls entering grades 3 - 9

Camp Includes:
  *  Individual and group instruction on all fundamentals of the game
  *  T-shirt for every camper
  *  Outstanding, dedicated staff
  *  Fantastic speakers
  *  Shooting instruction with related drills
  *  Two games daily
  *  Contests and prizes
  *  Fully insured with medically certified staff
  *  And yes, PVMS is air-conditioned!!  


Message from the Camp Directors George Hardison & Colleen Hardison:  
"It is with great pleasure that we announce the 2nd Annual Hoop Academy Summer Slam Basketball Camp at Preston Veterans’ Memorial School!  This is a great opportunity for all players, regardless of age or ability, to continue to develop and learn about the game of basketball in a positive environment.  All campers will receive a full week of drills and instruction on all aspects of the game including shooting, dribbling, passing and defense.  Come and learn all of the skills you will need to play the great game of basketball.  There will also be fantastic guest speakers, medals, prizes and much more!  All campers will receive a free t-shirt for being in attendance.  We also guarantee the best coaching staff around.  See you all there!!"

** Visit The Hoop Academy on the web at: **

Download The Hoop Academy Preston Summer Slam 2014 Flyer

Download The Hoop Academy Preston Summer Slam 2014 Registration Form