Achieve Fluency Summer Program

At AFSP, children ages 5-14 experience an action-packed summer filled with exciting activities as they develop friendships and build life skills. During our six-week program, children engage in art projects and science experiments, play recreational games, take music and theater classes, enjoy visits from special guests and much more, all under the careful direction of our exceptional staff. A visit from an ice cream truck tops off every fun-filled week. With so much to do, youngsters can follow their interests and have novel experiences that spark their imagination. We maintain a high level of communication with parents, and provide a weekly newsletter describing the week's activities. AFSP welcomes children with and without special learning needs. We are committed to helping every child flourish, and to all having a positive and memorable summer. 

Our low staff-to-child ratio allows us to offer highly individualized support for all children, especially those who need extra help socializing with others, advocating for their needs, and solving every-day problems. We focus on abilities that will help them throughout life.

The Facilities

Our program is housed at New Canaan Country School where we are surrounded by beautiful buildings, stately maple trees, and lush expanses of beautiful lawns. The campus sits on a 75 acre preserve where we have access to playgrounds and athletic fields, a reading garden, a beautiful nature trail, and black top areas designated for games and group activities. When inside children have the use of classrooms and a gymnasium. Our facilities at this premier private school are first rate and ensure that our attendees are comfortable while they have an action-packed and enjoyable summer.

New Canaan Country School is located at 545 Ponus Ridge, New Canaan, CT 06840.

The Staff

We are proud to have such a dedicated and highly qualified staff, many of whom return to AFSP year after year. They are remarkable for their competency and the attentiveness they give to each child. The staff's solid educational background and experience in working with special needs and typical children combined with their youthful enthusiasm makes AFSP a happy, safe place for all. Our staff makes sure that every child's individualized program guarantees social, emotional and intellectual growth while having fun.

The Activities
  • Weekly themes
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Performing arts and music
  • Recreational games and fitness classes
  • Science projects
  • Outdoor games
  • Cooking
  • Special visitors and events
  • Scavenger hunts
  • And more!! 
The Schedule

Six weekly sessions run from June 24th to August 2nd from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with a two week minimum. Our flexible schedule includes full or half day options, as well as extended day program for an additional fee.

Optional Tutoring Program We offer a special rate for a daily one-hour session of academic tutoring for program participants. Whether a child needs instruction in decoding, reading comprehension, writing or math, we use evidence based, positive teaching practices to make learning fun. Each child's learning program is highly individualized and closely measured to help guide instruction and assure rapid progress. Please contact us for more information .

Program Costs

Deposit (applied to tuition) $500.00
Full Day Program $675.00 per week
Half-Day Program $350.00 per week
There is a $100.00 discount is given for each child who attends all six weeks.

How to Enroll

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis,and space is limited. Download an application on our website or request one by emailing Danusia or Christine at, or by calling us at (203) 698-0247.

After completing and signing the application, mail it to Achieve Fluency, 456 Glenbrook Road, Stamford, CT, 06906.

In order to reserve your child's placement, a deposit of $500.00 is required, which is applied to the tuition. Receive a 5% discount on tuition for signing up before March 1st, 2013. The balance of the tuition is due by June 1st, 2013.

Cancellations must be made in writing before April 1st, 2013 in order to receive a refund. Changes in enrollment are made based on availability. Once we have received your application, we will contact you to schedule an informal interview to get to know your child and answer any additional questions you may have.

Achieve Fluency Summer Program is not a program for children with severe emotional problems or children who are aggressive.

AFSP is a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization dedicated to improving the lives of children.