Sending your kids away to sleep away camp can be pretty nerve wracking. If you're ready to take that plunge, Eastern Connecticut has many trusted, accredited overnight camps offering introductory programs for kiddos as young as 7 years old. You might be surprised by how perfectly it goes! Make sure to check out our complete Summer Camp Guide as well.
Windham/Tolland 4-H Camp - Pomfret
Situated on 270 acres in Pomfret, CT, your campers will call this expansive recreational area home for a week. Counselors and staff help campers map out 5 activities per day, focusing on developing social skills and having fun! The camp, licensed by the State of Connecticut and accredited by the American Camp Association, offers early registration discounts, referral discounts, and "camperships".
326 Taft Pond Road, Pomfret, CT 06259 860.974.3379
YMCA Camp Woodstock - Woodstock
Open to campers ages 7-14, Camp Woodstock touts itself as the "original social network"! Kids focus on the CHoRR core of camp each day: Caring, Honesty, Respect & Responsibility. From the Tenderfeet program for new, young campers to the Leader in Training Adventures for high school students, Camp Woodstock has an offering for everyone!
42 Camp Road, Woodstock Valley, CT 06282 860.974.1336
Camp Laurel Girl Scout Camp - Lebanon
All girls, regardless of affiliation with a Girl Scout troop are welcome at Camp Laurel! Set on a lake in Lebanon, CT, Camp Laurel offers girls the opportunity to relax, grow, learn and explore with different themes each week. Whether she loves horses or has an interest in making jewelry, Camp Laurel offers a wide range of programs for girls entering grades 2 -12. Limited financial assistance is available.
175B Clubhouse Road, Lebanon, CT 06249 860.922.2770
Ct Elite Field Hockey Camp at UCONN - Storrs
Girls entering grades 8-12 learn the latest techniques from members of the US Olympic Field Hockey team at this week long, resident camp, sponsored by CT Elite Field Hockey. Whether your field hockey star needs stick work practice, or goalkeeper training, campers learn from Olympic team members and coaches and All-American college players each day. Games are held each evening to put their new skills to use. Register as an individual or receive a discount for team registration.
P.O. Box 728, Storrs, CT 06268 888.594.2315
Camp Claire - Lyme
Camp Claire is a place where your kids can come and have an old-fashioned summer camp experience. Lots of outdoor adventure, sailing, drama, and arts and crafts. The camp has rustic cabins and wooded grounds. There is a 1 counselor to 6 campers ratio.
15 Oakland Avenue, Lyme, CT 06371, 888-582-2622
Incarnation Camp - Ivoryton
Incarnation runs several camps including Camp Pequot (boys, 7-13), Sherwood (girls 7-13) and Pioneer Village (co-ed 14-15). Incarnation prides itself on its "green" approach to managing their 740 acres. They are a tech-free camp with a farm program, a gardening program, and a motor free waterfront.
Incarnation Camp, P.O. Box 577, Ivoryton, CT 06442 860-767-0848
Photo Credt: J. Coe
Originally Published 3/27/2013.